Eighth Grade Newsletter February 25-March 1, 2019

 

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

February 25-March 1, 2019

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who articulates ideas orally and in writing.

 

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:

February 28 from 12:30-2:30 PM

 

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 heard Noemi Ban speak about her experiences during World War II in Auschwitz. She has been speaking at Assumption for over twenty-five years. She is ninety-six years old and still an amazing speaker!

Math:

+Mrs.  Evans: We are excited to begin studying geometry this week.   Last Friday we measured our classroom and created rough sketches with the dimensions.  This week, we will be creating scale drawings of our classroom and extending what we learn to evaluate scaling objects up and down.  Scale drawings can show things smaller than the drawing or larger.  After investigating scale drawings, we will move into drawing triangles, using protractors and visualizing what happens when a plane dissects a 3D figure!

+Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class finishing our calculations of volume and surface area of spheres. This was chapter 6.4. We have class time to work on a year-long review before our test on Friday on chapter 6.

 

+Mrs. VonFeldt: The students are simplifying exponential expressions using the properties of exponents. We will explore exponential growth and decay and apply them to real world problems.

 

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 wll practice ball handling and rules for the game of volleyball.  SLE An effective communicator who demonstrates growth in self-confidence and encourages confidence in others.

+Religion: The eighth graders are learning calligraphy, and they will be 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: The 8th grade science class is finishing our unit on simple machines and types of energy. They have been working on a simple machine compilation project/Rube Goldberg Machine. We will present our projects on Thursday. Their guidelines and rubrics are in their email

 

+Spanish 8th grade finished up projects to be presented this week.

+U.S. History: Eighth graders are learning about the branches of the government and their respective powers as written in the Constitution. They are preparing for a debate on the Constitution.

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework February 25-March 1, 2019

February 25-March 1, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who articulates ideas and resolves conflicts orally and in writing.

+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…the national one must connect to the Constitution

PBL: Constitution

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 11 test February 26

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 11 test

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 12 A&B work

Thursday: Latin II lesson 11 A&B work

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

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Predicate Nouns and Predicate Adjectives

Wednesday: Predicate Nouns and Predicate Adjectives

Thursday: Active and Passive Voice

Friday: Review

Writing: Writers’ Workshop

 

 

 

Literature: I am logging in 1000 pages this week!

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: Find and write out your favorite Bible verse and Calligraph your Favorite Bible Verse

Friday Gospel: Read and respond to Mark 4:26-34

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

History of the Church…vocabulary: Hypostatic…what does that mean literally?

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

                               

 

Eighth Grade 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 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 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

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework January 21-25, 2019

January 21-24, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who balances spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth as an independent, self-motivates learner.

+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: Olympia March for Life

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 9 C&D

Thursday: Latin II lesson 9 Test

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Olympia

Wednesday: Learn about transitive and intransitive verbs

Thursday: Review progressive forms of verbs and write with verbs

Friday: Review

Writing: Biography

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon …recap

Literature Circle groups show projects

New Literature Circle groups 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: debrief Olympia trip

Catholic Social Teachings about the right to life

History of the Church

Catholic Daughters Art Contest/ Knights of Columbus Essay Contest