Eighth Grade Newsletter March 18-22, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

March 18-22, 2019

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who expresses oneself in the arts and technology.

 

Rising Ninth Graders:

 

Ferndale High School: March 18 from 6:30 to 8. Parents and rising ninth graders should come to the FHS auditorium.

 

 

Meridian High School:

March 19

Time to be announced later

Meridian High School is sponsoring a night for students/families (whether you are planning to attend next fall or are still deciding) to learn more about MHS.  The evening will allow for non-Meridian Middle School students/families to get information, ask questions, and take a tour of the school in a smaller setting.

 

 

 

 

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. Most groups are in the project phase of the cycle.

Math:

Mrs.  Evans: We continue to work in Module 8 this week and will have a test on it Friday.  We began looking at similar shapes and scale drawings.    Next we have been looking at what we know about triangles and how to draw them given some information – the protractors have been coming in handy!  We are happy to know that the three interior angles of any triangle add up to 180 degrees!   We also learned about the triangle inequality rule that tells us about the allowed lengths of the sides of triangles.  Very useful information!  This week we will be learning about relationships between angles – adjacent angles, vertical angles, complementary and supplementary angles.

 

Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class starting chapter 7 on Monday. This chapter consists of combining like terms in algebra and practicing more complicated ways of solving multi-variable equations.

 

Mrs. VonFeldt: The students are adding and subtracting polynomial expressions. We will begin exploring polynomial multiplication using algebra tiles and then move onto FOIL. The Chapter 7 test will be on Wednesday, March 6.

 

Music This week in music class, students are learning about the German composer, abbess, writer, and philosopher Hildegard von Bingen. Students are learning how to distinguish monophonic music, and listening to liturgical songs written by von Bingen. They are also learning to sing the new Mass Setting.

Physical Education:  Kids Heart Challenge – Physical Education service-learning project!

Next week the students will jump rope and travel through the heart course in Physical Education class.  This American Heart Association supported event is an opportunity to learn more about our healthy heart and to donate to this national organization. Each student is encouraged to raise $15.00 to contribute to the American Heart Association. The goal this year is to raise $3000.00.  Please watch for a donation envelop for your child. Take time to read the AHA donation envelop and information.

 

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. They are preparing for Lent by creating Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving intentions for the weeks of Lent.

 

Science: The 8th grade science students have just finished presenting our projects on energy types and simple machines. We are about to enter our unit on thermal energy.

 

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

U.S. History: Eighth graders are learning about the branches of the federal government and their respective powers as written in the Constitution. Three groups are preparing for a debate on the Constitution while the other two groups will be studying about the movement west of the Mississippi River. The eighth graders are choosing a thesis for a research paper; they will begin working on the paper next week.

 

Washington D.C. Trip

Flight information:

5/6/29   Southwest  266 SEA-MDW  5:45-11:40 A

Southwest   971 MDW-BWI 1:35-4:25 P

5/10/19 Southwest  2243 IAD-DEN   7:15-9:05 P

Southwest  2282 DEN-SEA  10:00-11:55P

 

I will have the itinerary for our trip soon.

 

 

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework March 25-29, 2019

March 25-29, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is a person of integrity who treats all creation with dignity.

+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 with a tie-in to the Constitution

PBL:

Monday &Friday: three groups: Ratification of the Constitution; Two groups: Expansion and Reform

Tuesday: Garden

Wednesday-Thursday: Junior Achievement

N.B.: Outline and initial bibliography for research paper due April 12

 

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 13 test Thursday, March 28

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Correct Latin II lesson 13 and work on C&D

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 13 work on C&D

Thursday: Latin II lesson 13 test

Friday: start Latin lesson 14

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Verb test review and relearn

Wednesday: Verb test review and relearn

Thursday: Modifier Unit

Friday: Modifier unit

Writing: Outline and initial bibliography for research paper due April 12

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: The Power of One

Literature Circle groups finish projects

Responding to reading:

Friday: 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

N.B.: I will be logging in reading amount this week

 

 

Religion:

Bible Verses: For those of you who haven’t finished: Calligraph your Favorite Bible Verse

Lenten Preparation: Human Trafficking Stations of the Cross

Days for Girls Ted Talk

 

Catholic Social Teachings…especially as applies to life and dignity of the human person and this week’s SLE

History of the Church

Vocabulary sheet and quizlet

Clericalism: the application of the formal, church-based, leadership or opinion of ordained clergy in matters of either the church or broader political and sociocultural import.

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework March 18-22, 2019

March 18-22, 2019

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.

 

U.S. History:

Current Events: two this week

PBL:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: three groups: Ratification of the Constitution; Two groups: Expansion and Reform

Wednesday-Thursday: Junior Achievement

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 13 test Tuesday, March 26

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 13 work on A&B

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 13 work on A&B

Thursday: Latin II lesson 13 correct A&B

Friday: Latin II lesson 13 work on C&D

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: verbs affect, effect; accept, except & Exact Verbs

Wednesday: Unit 3 test

Thursday: Unit 3 test

Friday: test results

Writing: Thesis statement for research paper due Friday

 

 

 

Literature:

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

Literature Circle groups meet for projects

Responding to reading:

Monday: end of alphabet meets to discuss

Friday: 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 and Calligraph your Favorite Bible Verse

Lenten Preparation: Human Trafficking Stations of the Cross

Bible Verses: Choose two from:

Monday: Lk 6:36-38

Tuesday: Mt 1:16-24

Wednesday: Mt 20:17-28

Thursday: Lk 16:19-31

Sunday: Mt 21: 33-46

 

Catholic Social Teachings…especially as applies to life and dignity of the human person and this week’s SLE

History of the Church

Vocabulary sheet and quizlet

Curia: The governing body of the Church

Eighth Grade Newsletter March 4-8. 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

March 4-8, 2019

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who expresses oneself in the arts and technology.

 

Rising Ninth Graders:

Bellingham High School:

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

 

Sehome High School:

 

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

 

Meridian High School:

March 19

Time to be announced later

Meridian High School is sponsoring a night for students/families (whether you are planning to attend next fall or are still deciding) to learn more about MHS.  The evening will allow for non-Meridian Middle School students/families to get information, ask questions, and take a tour of the school in a smaller setting.

 

 

 

 

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. Most groups are in the project phase of the cycle.

Math:

Mrs.  Evans: We continue to work in Module 8 this week and will have a test on it Friday.  We began looking at similar shapes and scale drawings.    Next we have been looking at what we know about triangles and how to draw them given some information – the protractors have been coming in handy!  We are happy to know that the three interior angles of any triangle add up to 180 degrees!   We also learned about the triangle inequality rule that tells us about the allowed lengths of the sides of triangles.  Very useful information!  This week we will be learning about relationships between angles – adjacent angles, vertical angles, complementary and supplementary angles.

 

Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class starting chapter 7 on Monday. This chapter consists of combining like terms in algebra and practicing more complicated ways of solving multi-variable equations.

 

Mrs. VonFeldt: The students are adding and subtracting polynomial expressions. We will begin exploring polynomial multiplication using algebra tiles and then move onto FOIL. The Chapter 7 test will be on Wednesday, March 6.

 

Music This week in music class, students are learning about the German composer, abbess, writer, and philosopher Hildegard von Bingen. Students are learning how to distinguish monophonic music, and listening to liturgical songs written by von Bingen. They are also learning to sing the new Mass Setting.

Physical Education:  Kids Heart Challenge – Physical Education service-learning project!

Next week the students will jump rope and travel through the heart course in Physical Education class.  This American Heart Association supported event is an opportunity to learn more about our healthy heart and to donate to this national organization. Each student is encouraged to raise $15.00 to contribute to the American Heart Association. The goal this year is to raise $3000.00.  Please watch for a donation envelop for your child. Take time to read the AHA donation envelop and information.

 

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. They are preparing for Lent by creating Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving intentions for the weeks of Lent.

 

Science: The 8th grade science students have just finished presenting our projects on energy types and simple machines. We are about to enter our unit on thermal energy.

 

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

U.S. History: Eighth graders are learning about the branches of the federal government and their respective powers as written in the Constitution. Three groups are preparing for a debate on the Constitution while the other two groups will be studying about the movement west of the Mississippi River. The eighth graders are choosing a thesis for a research paper; they will begin working on the paper next week.

 

Washington D.C. Trip

Flight information:

5/6/29   Southwest  266 SEA-MDW  5:45-11:40 A

Southwest   971 MDW-BWI 1:35-4:25 P

5/10/19 Southwest  2243 IAD-DEN   7:15-9:05 P

Southwest  2282 DEN-SEA  10:00-11:55P

 

I will have the itinerary for our trip soon.

 

 

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework March 11-15, 2019

March 11-15, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is a person of integrity who accepts responsibility for personal behavior.

+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:

Monday: All groups finish posters

Beginning Tuesday, three groups: Ratification of the Constitution

Two groups: Expansion and Reform

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 12 test Thursday, March 14

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 12correct C&D

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 12 study sheet or flash cards

Thursday: Latin II lesson 12 Test

Friday: Begin Latin II lesson 13

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: For those who were absent on Friday: agreement in inverted and interrupted order

Wednesday: verbs lie, lay; rise, raise

Thursday: verbs affect, effect; accept, except

Friday: Exact Verbs

Writing: Writers’ Workshop and Thesis statement for research paper

 

 

 

Literature:

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

Literature Circle groups meet for projects

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

Lenten Preparation: Human Trafficking Stations of the Cross

Bible Verses: Choose two from:

Monday: Mt 25:31-46

Tuesday: Mt 6: 7-15

Wednesday: Lk 11:29-32

Thursday: Mt 7: 7-12

Sunday: Lk 9:28-36

 

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

History of the Church

Vocabulary sheet

Curia: What is it?

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework March 4-8, 2019

March 4-8, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who expresses oneself through the arts and technology.

+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 12 test Wednesday, March 13

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 12 correct A&B

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 12 C&D work

Thursday: Latin II lesson 12 C&D work

Friday: Latin II lesson 12correct C&D

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Subject-Verb Agreement

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday Mass

Thursday: More Subject-Verb Agreement

Friday: Review

Writing: Writers’ Workshop and Thesis for research paper

 

 

 

Literature:

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

Literature Circle groups meet for projects

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 and Calligraph your Favorite Bible Verse

Lenten Preparation

Wednesday’s Readings: Read and discuss:

Joel 2:12-18

2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2

Matthew 6:1-18

 

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

History of the Church

Vocabulary sheet

Hypostatic…what does that mean literally?