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Eighth Grade Newsletter January 14-18, 2019

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who reads, researches, problem solves, and thinks critically in all academic areas.

 

Washington D.C. Trip

 From World Strides regarding the Washington D.C. Trip:

  • Extended payment option

If you need more time to pay your student’s balance, please call customer service (1-800-468-5899) and arrange this option which allows you more time to make payments on the trip.

 

  • Gift of Education

This is a fundraising tool that students can send to family and friends to send donations that are applied directly to the student’s account. This ties into birthday and holidays where contributions can be made as a gift. 100% of money sent is applied to the student’s account. Click here to access the webpage for the Gift of Education.

 

  • Final Payment Deadline

This is the deadline to register for the trip, and the deadline to pay your account in full. If you need more time, or are receiving information from WorldStrides asking you to make a payment, please communicate back with them. They will offer alternative payment plans if you cannot make that deadline. The final payment deadline is 75 days before the trip and listed on the registration materials and invoices that you have received. Our deadline is: 2/20/19

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Foci:

+Language Arts: The eighth graders are reviewing and learning about verbs in English grammar, and continuing to learn about Latin-based vocabulary, roots, and affixes. They are also writing the biography of a grandparent or another relative of their grandparents’ generation.

+Literature: We have begun a new Literature Circle cycle based on Holocaust books. The fifth and eighth graders will hear Noemi Ban speak about her experiences during World War II in Auschwitz. Parents are welcome to join us. The date, time, and place are: February 4th from 12:30-2 PM in the school library.

Math:

+Mrs.  Evans: This week, we will finish Module 6 (Expressions and Equations) and have a test on Wednesday. Please see the website MS Math post for IXL topics that support this module and for links to Khan Academy for extra help on this topic.

 

+Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class is finished with chapter 5 and will be reviewing early this week for a test on Thursday.

 

+Mrs. VonFeldt: Students are solving and graphing absolute value equations. There will be a Chapter 5 test on Friday that covers linear inequalities.

 

+Music: This week, students are doing research in class for upcoming presentations on multicultural music. We are discussing how they can learn about other cultures by looking at musical traditions and folk music, and how this knowledge helps them towards becoming active global citizens.

+Physical Education: In physical education students were blessed with a great beginning to the winter sports trips. At Sportsplex the students were guided by two Blazer Hockey players!  Our students used their time well demonstrating independent and self – motivating learning. SLE 2. . At Mt Baker – White Salmon ski area the students got off to a good start and had the slope mostly to themselves! I am grateful for all those who help make these opportunities a great success.  I am grateful to Our Lord Creator for our beautiful country.  

+Religion: The eighth graders are preparing for the March for Life in Olympia followed by Mass in Lacey on January 22. Part of our preparation is reciting a decade of the Rosary in class each day as well as the prayers for the Novena in the morning prayer.

 

+Science: 8th grade science has just finished up our unit on electricity and magnetism. We have a review this week and a test on Thursday.

 

+Spanish: Seventh and Eighth Grades wrote dialogues, participated in the bilingual mass and worked on projects due in a few weeks.

+U.S. History: The PBL groups are working on a scenario about the American Revolution. They are researching the small farmers, women, Native Americans, and African Americans who aided either the British or the patriots.

The fifty-page biography of an ancestor is due on February 1, 2019.

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis

Eighth Grade Newsletter January 1-11, 2019

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

January 1-11, 2019

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a faith-filled person who participates reverently in the sacramental life of the Church.

 

Washington D.C. Trip

 From World Strides regarding the Washington D.C. Trip:

  • Extended payment option

If you need more time to pay your student’s balance, please call customer service (1-800-468-5899) and arrange this option which allows you more time to make payments on the trip.

 

  • Gift of Education

This is a fundraising tool that students can send to family and friends to send donations that are applied directly to the student’s account. This ties into birthday and holidays where contributions can be made as a gift. 100% of money sent is applied to the student’s account. Click here to access the webpage for the Gift of Education.

 

  • Final Payment Deadline

This is the deadline to register for the trip, and the deadline to pay your account in full. If you need more time, or are receiving information from WorldStrides asking you to make a payment, please communicate back with them. They will offer alternative payment plans if you cannot make that deadline. The final payment deadline is 75 days before the trip and listed on the registration materials and invoices that you have received. Our deadline is: 2/20/19

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: The eighth graders are reviewing and learning about verbs in English grammar, and continuing to learn about Latin-based vocabulary, roots, and affixes. They are also writing the biography of a grandparent or another relative of that generation.

Literature: The Literature Circle groups are working on a project based on their book to present to the rest of the class and catching up on their independent reading. The Literature Circle books all focus on learning more about historical eras in U.S. History.

Math:

Mrs.  Evans: This week, we will be working on Module 6 (Expressions and Equations).  We are learning to write one step and two step equations which require a careful ear for math language and critical thinking.  We are also learning the process to solve those equations for missing variables.  Each student should be doing 30 minutes of IXL practice each week and while any practice within 1 year of our level is acceptable, it is great to work the problems in R1-R16 for greater success in this area.  We will have a quiz on Wednesday!

 

 

Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class is finishing up chapter 5. We are looking at congruence and similarity transformations and graphing these polygons. There will be a test next week on chapter 5 after review.

 

Mrs. VonFeldt: Students are solving and graphing compound inequalities and inequalities in two variables.

 

Music: This week, students are doing research in class for upcoming presentations on multicultural music. We are discussing how they can learn about other cultures by looking at musical traditions and folk music, and how this knowledge helps them towards becoming active global citizens.

Physical Education: For Physical Education the students are beginning dance. They will be learning the waltz. SLE 3. An effective communicator who: B. actively listens, D. expresses oneself through the arts and technology.

Religion: We are learning about the history of the Church and participating in the Catholic Daughters Art and Essay Contest.

 

Science: 8th grade science is making their own electromagnets this week and will be exploring the link between certain elements and magnetism.

 

Spanish: 8th graders are wrapping up chapter 5 and getting ready for a test, while seventh graders are preparing for a test on chapter 4 and sixth grade is finishing chapter 1.

U.S. History: The class is learning about the French and Indian War as a prelude to the tensions and alliances leading into the American Revolution.

The fifty-page biography of an ancestor is due on February 1, 2019.

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework January 1-11, 2019

January 7-11, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an active, faith-filled person who demonstrates compassion through service.

+Remember to write the SLE, and write a personal response about how you are following this SLE.

 

U.S. History:

Current Events: two this week

French and Indian War documentary…Cornell notes

Biography: Book due February 1, 2019

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 8 test on Wednesday, January 9

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Ski/skate

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 8 test

Thursday: Latin II lesson 9 A&B

Friday: Correct Latin II lesson 9 A&B

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Ski/skatel

Wednesday: Irregular Verbs

Thursday: More Irregular Verbs

Friday: Review

Writing: Biography

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

Literature Circle groups work on projects daily… the remaining groups finish projects and present

Stones in Water group meet to read

Responding to reading: Beginning of alphabet meets to discuss/End of alphabet responds in friendly letter (if still reading the book) or poster (if finished reading the book) this week

 

 

 

Religion:

Bible Verses: two this week (one must be Friday’s Gospel)

Monday: Matthew 4: 12-25

Tuesday: Mark 6:34-44

Wednesday: Mark 6:45-52

Thursday: Luke 4:14-22

Friday: Luke 5:12-16

History of the Church

Catholic Daughters Art Contest/ Knights of Columbus Essay Contest                         

 

 

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework January 14-18, 2019

January 14-18, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who reads, researches, problem solves, and thinks critically in all academic areas.

+Remember to write the SLE, and write a personal response about how you are following this SLE.

 

U.S. History:

Current Events: two this week

PBL: American Revolution

Biography: Book due February 1, 2019

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 9 test on Thursday, January 24

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Ski/skate

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 9 A&B

Thursday: Latin II lesson 9 A&B

Friday: Correct Latin II lesson 9 C&D

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Ski/skate

Wednesday: Review Irregular Verbs and Learn about progressive forms of verbs

Thursday: Review progressive forms of verbs and write with verbs

Friday: Review

Writing: Biography

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

Literature Circle groups show projects

New Literature Circle groups begin to meet

Responding to reading: End of alphabet meets to discuss/ Beginning of alphabet responds in friendly letter (if still reading the book) or poster (if finished reading the book) this week

 

 

 

Religion:

Bible Verses: We will be reciting the rosary this week as part of the novena for Life

Catholic Social Teachings about the right to life

History of the Church

Catholic Daughters Art Contest/ Knights of Columbus Essay Contest                         

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework January 7-11, 2019

January 7-11, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an active, faith-filled person who demonstrates compassion through service.

+Remember to write the SLE, and write a personal response about how you are following this SLE.

 

U.S. History:

Current Events: two this week

French and Indian War documentary…Cornell notes

Biography: Book due February 1, 2019

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 8 test on Wednesday, January 9

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Ski/skate

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 8 test

Thursday: Latin II lesson 9 A&B

Friday: Correct Latin II lesson 9 A&B

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Ski/skatel

Wednesday: Irregular Verbs

Thursday: More Irregular Verbs

Friday: Review

Writing: Biography

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

Literature Circle groups work on projects daily… the remaining groups finish projects and present

Stones in Water group meet to read

Responding to reading: Beginning of alphabet meets to discuss/End of alphabet responds in friendly letter (if still reading the book) or poster (if finished reading the book) this week

 

 

 

Religion:

Bible Verses: two this week (one must be Friday’s Gospel)

Monday: Matthew 4: 12-25

Tuesday: Mark 6:34-44

Wednesday: Mark 6:45-52

Thursday: Luke 4:14-22

Friday: Luke 5:12-16

History of the Church

Catholic Daughters Art Contest/ Knights of Columbus Essay Contest                         

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter December 3-14, 2018

 

                                       

 St. Luke

Eighth Grade Newsletter

December 3-14, 2018

 

SLE Foci of the Two Weeks: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a faith-filled person who prays formally and spontaneously, and exhibits knowledge of Catholic Church teachings.

 

 

Curriculum Foci:

+Language Arts: The eighth graders are reviewing verb tenses in English grammar, and continuing to learn about Latin-based vocabulary, roots, and affixes. They are also writing the biography of an grandparent or another relative of that generation.

+Literature: The Literature Circle groups are working on a project based on their book to present to the rest of the class and catching up on their independent reading. The Literature Circle books all focus on learning more about historical eras in U.S. History.

Math:

+Mrs.  Evans: This week, we are discovering algebraic expressions and investigating how to add and subtract them.  We will apply the Distribution property to them to simplify the expressions.

+Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class is reviewing chapters 1-4 this week. We will take it chapter by chapter to make sure all of the concepts are solidified. After these chapters are reviewed, we will be back at it with chapter 5.

 

+Mrs. VonFeldt: Students will be working collaboratively on an art project using linear equations. After graphing their lines they will color in the intersecting sections to create a stained glass design.

Have a Happy Holiday.

 

 

+Music: This week in music class, students are preparing songs for the Christmas Program. Students are performing in groups for one another to learn how to evaluate a musical performance, and give constructive feedback to their classmates (SLE: A person of integrity who treats all people with dignity). Students are also gaining knowledge on how to aurally differentiate homophonic and polyphonic choral music.

+Physical Education: I wish you all many Christmas blessings.  I hope you make time to taste your food, play outside, and enjoy every breath of fresh air!!

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Campbell

 

+Religion: We are practicing for the Christmas Program!

 

+Science: 8th grade science is exploring electricity movement and generation and will be making circuits this week.

 

+Spanish: 8th graders are wrapping up chapter 5 and getting ready for a test, while seventh graders are preparing for a test on chapter 4 and sixth grade is finishing chapter 1.

+U.S. History: The class is learning about the Europeans who came to the Americas for religious freedom.

The fifty-page biography of an ancestor is due on February 1, 2019.

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

December 3-14, 2018

 

SLE Foci of the Two Weeks: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a faith-filled person who prays formally and spontaneously, and exhibits knowledge of Catholic Church teachings.

 

 

Curriculum Foci:

+Language Arts: The eighth graders are reviewing verb tenses in English grammar, and continuing to learn about Latin-based vocabulary, roots, and affixes. They are also writing the biography of an grandparent or another relative of that generation.

+Literature: The Literature Circle groups are working on a project based on their book to present to the rest of the class and catching up on their independent reading. The Literature Circle books all focus on learning more about historical eras in U.S. History.

Math:

+Mrs.  Evans: This week, we are discovering algebraic expressions and investigating how to add and subtract them.  We will apply the Distribution property to them to simplify the expressions.

+Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class is reviewing chapters 1-4 this week. We will take it chapter by chapter to make sure all of the concepts are solidified. After these chapters are reviewed, we will be back at it with chapter 5.

 

+Mrs. VonFeldt: Students will be working collaboratively on an art project using linear equations. After graphing their lines they will color in the intersecting sections to create a stained glass design.

Have a Happy Holiday.

 

 

+Music: This week in music class, students are preparing songs for the Christmas Program. Students are performing in groups for one another to learn how to evaluate a musical performance, and give constructive feedback to their classmates (SLE: A person of integrity who treats all people with dignity). Students are also gaining knowledge on how to aurally differentiate homophonic and polyphonic choral music.

+Physical Education: I wish you all many Christmas blessings.  I hope you make time to taste your food, play outside, and enjoy every breath of fresh air!!

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Campbell

 

+Religion: We are practicing for the Christmas Program!

 

+Science: 8th grade science is exploring electricity movement and generation and will be making circuits this week.

 

+Spanish: 8th graders are wrapping up chapter 5 and getting ready for a test, while seventh graders are preparing for a test on chapter 4 and sixth grade is finishing chapter 1.

+U.S. History: The class is learning about the Europeans who came to the Americas for religious freedom.

The fifty-page biography of an ancestor is due on February 1, 2019.

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis

 

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework December 10-14, 2018

December 10-14, 2018

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an active, faith-filled person who exhibits knowledge of Catholic Church teachings.

+Remember to write the SLE, and write a personal response about how you are following this SLE.

N.B.: Students with missing work stay in for lunch recess in the designated study hall classroom until the work is complete and turned in

 

U.S. History:

Current Events: optional this week

Mayflower documentary

Biography: Book due February 1, 2019

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 8 test on Tuesday, January 8

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 8 A&B

Wednesday: Correct Latin II lesson 8 A&B

Thursday: Latin II lesson 8 C&D

Friday: Correct Latin II lesson 8 C&D

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Cumulative Test Results and relearn for some

Wednesday: Verb Tenses

Thursday: Verb Tenses

Friday: no time

Writing: Writers’ Workshop…narrative

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

Literature Circle groups work on projects daily

Responding to reading: Beginning of alphabet discusses while end of alphabet responds in writing (letter) or art (posters)

 

 

 

Religion:

Christmas Play and song practice in the Church

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework November 19-21

November 19-23, 2018

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is a person of integrity who makes moral choices that preserve the sacredness of the human person and engages in social justice.

+Remember to write the SLE, and write a personal response about how you are following this SLE.

N.B.: Students with missing work stay in for lunch recess in the designated study hall classroom until the work is complete and turned in

 

U.S. History:

Current Events: none this week

When we have class: PBL on Mayflower Compact, Indentured Servants, and Missionaries

Biography: research, interviews, and pictorial evidence… due November 30

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 6 test on Tuesday, November 20

Vocabulary:

Tuesday: Test on Latin II lesson 6

Wednesday: no class

Thursday: Thanksgiving

Friday: Thanksgiving vacation

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Exact Nouns

Wednesday: no class

Thursday: Thanksgiving Day

Friday: Thanksgiving vacation

Writing: Writers’ Workshop…narrative and Christmas Program Play

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

Literature Circle groups work on projects daily

Responding to reading: Keep up with reading and posters, etc. over Thanksgiving break

 

 

 

Religion:

Christmas Program writing

Church History