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Eighth Grade Newsletter February 18-22, 2019

 

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

February 18-22, 2019

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who actively listens.

 

Rising Ninth Graders:

Bellingham High School:

February 28 from 12:00-2:00 PM   8th graders to visit BHS (all of Bellingham School District 8th graders slated to attend BHS will be given a tour and info)

March 1 from 9:00-10:00 am    Registration/Scheduling Information Meeting for Private School Families

March 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm      Eighth grade Information Night – General Information with representatives from each department, club and sport

March 7 TBD    Private 15-minute scheduling appointment with student and counselor (parents welcome)

 

Sehome High School:

 

February 28 from 12:15-2:30 PM Campus Tour

March 4 from 6:30-8:00 PM Incoming Student and Parent Night

March 7 at 9:00 AM Registration for Students from Private Schools

 

Squalicum High School:

 

March 1 1:00-3:00 PM Class Overview and Registration Materials, Sports/Club Activities, Storm Mentors, Q&A Session

 

Washington D.C. Trip

I will have the itinerary and flights for our trip soon.

 

 

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. Students are writing a narrative and meeting in peer groups to receive feedback on their work.

Literature: We are in a Literature Circle cycle based on books about the Holocaust. 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. She will be here on Tuesday, February 26th from 12:30-2:30 PM (approximately).

Math:

Mrs.  Evans: This week our class is extending the skills we learned in Modules 6 and 7 in order to solve systems of equations.  We will have a quiz on solving systems of equations on Wednesday and then we will move on to Module 8.

 

Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class all finished with chapter 5. We are now just into chapter 6 exploring area and volume of spheres and sphere-related shapes. We will go a bit more in-depth throughout this chapter with challenge worksheets on the subject.

 

Mrs. VonFeldt: This week we will be using the properties of exponents to simplify exponential expressions using products and quotients.

 

Music:  Students are celebrating Black History Month by learning about African American spirituals. They will be examining the nuances of language in the African American spiritual, learning to sing a spiritual with feeling and understanding of the words, and learning how culture influences music.

Physical Education: In Physical Education the students are finishing dancing.  For this semester the fitness focus will be abdominal strength and flexibility.

Religion: The eighth graders will be working on illustrating and calligraphing their favorite Bible verse. They are also learning about the history of the Church, especially the doctors of the Church, the authority of the Magisterium, and the legacy of the Apostles.

 

Science: 8th grade science is starting a unit on simple machines and energy transfer. They may need help finding materials for their upcoming project. The project will be their choice of a model “substance-moving machine” or a Rube Goldberg machine.

 

Spanish Eighth grade worked on finalizing their projects.

U.S. History: The biographies are wonderful! Eighth graders are learning about the branches of the government and their respective powers as written in the Constitution.

Eighth Grade Classwork/Homework February 18-22, 2019

February 18-22, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who actively listens.

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

 

U.S. History:

Current Events: optional this week…we will talk about events aloud

PBL: American Revolution…last presentation

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 11 test February 26

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 11 A&B work

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 11 A&B work

Thursday: Latin II lesson 11 A&B correct, C&D work

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Review Direct Objects (you finished 1-9 odds) and Learn about Indirect Objects (do p.141 10-20 evens)

Wednesday: B Day…no LA class

Thursday: Active and Passive Voice

Friday: Review

Writing: Writers’ Workshop

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Literature Circle groups meet on your day

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: Find and write out your favorite Bible verse

Calligraphy

Catholic Social Teachings…especially as applies to life and dignity of the human person

History of the Church

                               

 

Classwork and Homework February 4-8, 2019

February 4-8, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who demonstrates growth in self-confidence and encourages confidence in others.

+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

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 10 test February 7

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 10 A&B correct, C&D work

Wednesday: Correct Latin II lesson 10 C&D

Thursday: Latin II lesson 10 Test

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Direct and Indirect Objects

Wednesday: review Direct and Indirect Objects, and transitive verbs

Thursday: Active and Passive Voice

Friday: Review

Writing: Back to Writers’ Workshop

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Literature Circle groups meet on your day

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: Two this week (one must be Friday’s Gospel)

          Monday: Hebrews 11:32-40 or Mark 5:1-20

          Tuesday: Hebrews 12:1-4 or Mark 5:21-43

          Wednesday: Hebrews 12:4-15 or Mark 6:1-6

          Thursday: Hebrews 12:18-24 or Mark 6:7-13

          Friday: Hebrews 13:1-8 or Mark 6:14-29

 

Catholic Social Teachings

History of the Church

                               

Eighth Grade Newsletter January 21-February 1, 2019

 

Catholic Schools Week: Celebrating Family

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

January 21-February 1, 2019

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who works collaboratively.

 

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. The biography is due on Friday, February 1st.

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: Monday, February 4th from 12:30-2 PM in the school library.

Math:

Mrs.  Evans: This week our class is working in Module 7, extending all that we learned in about writing and solving equations to inequalities.  We can use inequalities to solve real life problems.

 

Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class all finished with chapter 5. We are now just into chapter 6 exploring area and volume of spheres and sphere-related shapes. We will go a bit more in-depth throughout this chapter with challenge worksheets on the subject.

 

Mrs. VonFeldt: Students will begin solving systems of equations.

 

Music: This week students are continuing to present their Multicultural Music presentations. They are also working on the song they will be singing at the Multicultural and History Fair.

Physical Education: For Physical Education the students have learned the basic Waltz and with a turn.  Mrs. Strayer will be our guest teacher to teach the Swing rock step. 3. An effective communicator who: encourages confidence in others 

Religion: Eighth graders are working on art or writing responses to the Catholic Daughters themes: Doing my best to do good, or “Here I am, Lord, I come to do your will.” They are also reading and responding to the Bible readings of the week, and learning about Church history.

 

Science: 8th Grade Science is exploring centripetal force and orbital patterns. We will have activities this week to allow for observations.

 

Spanish:  8th graders finished working on their projects which are due in the next 2 weeks. Seventh grade is doing a commercial, and eighth graders are working on “A day in the life… an eighth grade adventure.”

U.S. History: The PBL groups are finalizing projects based 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

 

Classwork and Homework January 28-February 1, 2019

January 28-February 1, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who works collaboratively.

+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 10 test February 5

Vocabulary:

 

Monday: Latin Test 9 for those who went to Olympia

Tuesday: Ski/Board/Skate

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 10 A&B

 

Thursday: Latin II lesson 10 A&B correct and C&D work

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Ski/Board/Skate

Wednesday: Learn about transitive and intransitive verbs

Thursday: Direct and Indirect Objects

Friday: Review

Writing: Biography Due Friday

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: New Choice

Literature Circle groups meet on your day

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: Hebrews 9:15-28 or Mark 3:22-30

          Tuesday: Hebrews 10:1-10 or Mark 3:31-35

          Wednesday: Hebrews 10:11-18 or Mark 4:1-20

          Thursday: Hebrews 10:19-25 or Mark 4:21-25

          Friday: Hebrews 10:32-39 or Mark 4:26-34

 

Catholic Social Teachings

History of the Church

Catholic Daughters Art Contest/ Knights of Columbus Essay Contest                         

 

 

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