April 22-26, 2019

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

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: The eighth graders continue to learn about Latin-based vocabulary, roots, and affixes. In English grammar, they are learning about modifiers. There is some time given in Language Arts class for writing the history research paper.

Literature: Your child is reading one of these Shakespeare tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, or Romeo and Juliet in a readers’ theatre group.

Math:

Mrs.  Evans: Pre-algebra continue in our studies of statistics and probability!  This week, we are comparing data from multiple dot and box plots.  We are learning to make inferences (predictions) about the populations from the plots and also by using proportional reasoning.

Mr. Pryor: 8th grade math has been learning how to graph using standard form, slope-intercept form, and point slope form.

Mrs. VonFeldt: Students are using multiple strategies to solve quadratic equations. We will also be exploring systems of quadratic equations. There will be a Chapter 9 Test next Friday, May 3.

Music: This week, students are learning how to notate music that they are creating for their group Stomp! Projects. They have planned out their musical skit and are now working on choreographing their movement, and adding rhythms on their non-traditional instruments.

Physical Education: In Physical Education students will be tested on their fitness level.  Mile run, curl-ups, push-ups, flexibility.  SLE 2 An engaged active life-long learner who is an independent, self-motivated learner.

Students are to be active 60 minutes a day for good health. They will be tested on their fitness level beginning the end of April! Mile run, curl-ups, push-ups, flexibility.  SLE 2 An engaged active life-long learner who is an independent, self-motivated learner.

Religion: This week we are focusing on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si and caring for our Earth. Many eighth graders are working on a poster for the New Life Mass on Friday. We are also beginning the Family Life series for eighth grade

Science: 8th grade science moving on from our energy in electrons unit by reviewing chemistry with an elements presentation.

Spanish: 8th grade worked on comparisons and their projects which are due the 24th of April.

U.S. History: Three  groups are preparing for a debate on the Constitution while the other two groups are studying about the Indian Removal Act during President Jackson’s administration and the resulting movement of the Cherokee Nation west of the Mississippi River. The eighth graders are writing a research paper on a topic of their choice from the 1800s or 1900s. The rough draft is due Tuesday, April 30th. Peter Arkison spoke to the class about the Supreme Court and both the Federal and state court systems, and Jim Mladinik has been teaching the eighth graders about the Global Marketplace through Junior Achievement.