Thank you to all who have helped with the class fundraising and the Washington D.C. Fundraising! Thank you to Sonia and Brandy for the Wreath and poinsettia fundraiser for our eighth grade events!
Eighth Grade Newsletter
November 26-30, 2018
SLE Focus of the Week: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a person of integrity who treats all creation with dignity.
Language Arts: A group of eighth graders are writing the Christmas play for the Christmas program. Rehearsals will start soon. The students who are not writing the Christmas play are writing a narrative. We are also working on English grammar, and Latin-based vocabulary, roots, and affixes.
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.
Mrs. Evans: Pre-Algebra – We will continue in Module 5, learning about percent increases and decreases and how we can apply percentages in every day life. All Module 4 work must be turned in for credit!
Mr. Pryor: 8th grade math has just started chapter 5. We have a small quiz on Wednesday. The start of the chapter focuses on types of angles and their measurements.
Mrs. VonFeldt: The class will explore slopes of perpendicular and parallel lines. They will use their calculators to find a best fit line for a set of data. There will be a Chapter 4 Test Tuesday.
Music: This week in music class, students are learning about polyphony and homophony in music texture. They are also learning the differences between motets and madrigals, popular styles of music during the Renaissance era, and listening/responding to a piece of sacred music (motet) from that time period. Students are also continuing to sing and prepare for the Christmas Program.
Physical Education: 6th, 7th and 8th
Winter Sports Reminder Permission slips and registration forms for ski/snowboard lessons, or permission slip for skating, were sent home at the beginning of November. Please turn all forms in by November 29th along with appropriate fees. (Please read note on cover letter about different amount for fees for Mt. Baker).
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Thank you, Mrs. Campbell
who: A. Demonstrates growth in self-confidence and encourages confidence in others. SLE 4. A person of integrity who consistently; treats all creation with dignity.
Religion: Christmas playwriting and performance are in the works.
Science: 8th grade science has a test of Wednesday. They have been sent a review in their emails. We will be looking at electricity after the test.
Spanish: Middle school worked out of their text and a supplemental text from my own collection. We worked on building our grammar and reading and writing. And of course we start every class off with conversation. students have been doing are workbook exercises that have to be Xeroxed. They follow the text.
U.S. History: The eighth graders are finishing up the project part of their second PBL (Problem Based Learning) scenario by researching missionaries in pre-colonial America, The Mayflower Compact, and indentured servants. Each group has a different problem to solve.
“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis