Eighth Grade Newsletter May 20-24, 2019

      

 

Crowning of Mary, May 17, 2019

                              Eighth Grade Newsletter

May 20-24, 2019

 

Eighth Grade Retreat: Thursday and Friday, May 30-31 at Camp Lutherwood

Graduation Events on Wednesday, June 5, 2019:

Luncheon starts at 11:30 in the Assumption Gym,

Rehearsal for the Mass after the luncheon (approximately 1:00-1:30 PM),

Graduation Mass 6 PM (graduates arrive at the Stafford Room at 5:30)

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who balances spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth as an independent learner.

 

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. The writing component at this end of the year is the final draft of their history research paper and a narrative for graduation.

+Literature: The eighth graders are finishing their readers’ theatre reading of a Shakespeare play. Hamlet, Othello, or Romeo and Juliet are the plays.

Math:

+Mrs.  Evans: All of our hat projects are due at the start of the week – these projects began with design of a hat for USE YOUR HEAD hat company, and then utilized statistical studies in order to set a price on the hats.  Finally, we evaluated marketing data to be able to make conclusions about who to best market our hats to in order to have the greatest success.  We used proportional reasoning, dot and box plots and basic concepts like mean, mode and range in the process.  This project summarized all that we learned in our Statistics studies.   We move directly into the study of probability this week.  We will begin with experimental probability of simple events.

 

Mr. Pryor: 8th grade math is looking at scatter plots and we are learning to calculate a trend line.

 

+Mrs. VonFeldt: The end of the year assessment will be next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and 29. Students are currently reviewing the concepts that will be covered.

+Music: This week, students are ending our year together by performing their group Stomp projects for the class

+Physical Education: In physical education students are learning about scoring for golf by playing modified disc golf.  Keeping score requires an honor system. SLE An engaged active life-long learner is an independent, self-motivated learner.

Golfing at the Hitting Zone with instruction and stories from PGA Pro Dean Russell was great.  Parents who drove, your time is appreciated!  Mr. Andrews, Mr. Blas, Mrs. Jabbora, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Morgan, Mrs. Rodriguez-Stiff, Mrs. Sumner, and Mr. Treat.

 

+Religion: The eighth graders are learning about family life and writing a short narrative for graduation.

 

Science: 8th grade science is discussing different types of waves and we are currently discussing wave application in current-day technology.

 

+Spanish: Cristina Pavon is substituting for Spanish classes.

+U.S. History: The five history groups are studying how to read and analyze historical documents through Stanford’s History Education Group.

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter May 13-17, 2019

 

Thanking the Flight of Honor Veterans

 

Mt. Vernon

Arlington National Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

May 13-17, 2019

 

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who balances spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth as an independent learner.

 

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. The writing component at this end of the year is the final draft of their history research paper and a narrative for graduation.

Literature: The eighth graders are reading Shakespeare! Hamlet, Othello, or Romeo and Juliet are the plays, and students are working in a readers’ theatre group.

Math:

Mrs.  Evans: Pre-algebra returns from various trips – DC and Portland – to continue the study of probabilities.  All of our hat projects are due at the start of the week – these projects began with design of a hat for USE YOUR HEAD hat company, and then utilized statistical studies in order to set a price on the hats.  Finally we evaluated marketing data to be able to make conclusions about who to best market our hats to in order to have the greatest success.  We used proportional reasoning, dot and box plots and basic concepts like mean, mode and range in the process.  This project summarized all that we learned in our Statistics studies.   We move directly into the study of probability this week.  We will begin with experimental probability of simple events.

Mr. Pryor: 8th grade math is looking at scatter plots and we are learning to calculate a trend line.

 

Mrs. VonFeldt: Students are working in Chapter 10. We are looking at different kinds of surveys and samples and how to analyze data using measures of central tendency.

Music: There will be no music class for the eighth grade this week as they are on a Physical Education field trip.

Physical Education: In Physical Education students have had a great opportunity to practice set up and skills of the golf swing.  Dean Russell Pro of Hitting Zone has invited us to his driving range and given instructions.  

Religion: The eighth graders are learning about family life and writing a short narrative for graduation.

 

Science: 8th grade science is discussing different types of waves and we are currently discussing wave application in current-day technology.

 

Spanish: Starting this week, Cristina Pavon will be substituting for Spanish classes.

U.S. History: We had a great trip to visit our nation’s capital last week. It is amazing to be there where and when the government is in session, international trade agreements are being brokered or broken, and so much of our history is contained. Thank you to all of you who contributed in the fundraisers, as chaperones, and trusting us with your children to fly all the way across the country.

Two history groups are studying the Indian Removal Act during President Andrew Jackson’s administration and the resulting movement of the Cherokee Nation west of the Mississippi River. They will present their findings this week.

The eighth graders are also writing a research paper on a topic of their choice from the 1800s or 1900s. The revised final draft due date is May 24.

 

 

 

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework May 20-24, 2019

May 20-24, 2019

SLE: A Servant Leader of Assumption Catholic School is an active, life-long learner who balances spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth as an independent, life-long 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…one national and one international

New PBLs starting Tuesday

N.B.: Final draft of research paper due Friday, May 24

 

 

Language Arts: Latin II Lesson 16 test Thursday, May 23

Vocabulary:

 

Tuesday: correct Latin II lesson 16 A&B work on C&D

Wednesday: work on Latin II lesson 16 C&D

Thursday: test on Latin II lesson 16

 

English Book Grammar:

Tuesday: Proper Nouns and Proper Adjectives

Wednesday: Uses for commas

Thursday: More uses for commas

 

Writing: final draft of research paper due Friday, May 24

 

 

 

Literature:

Read aloud: The Power of One

Shakespeare play readers’ theatre and 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

 

 

 

Religion:

Peace pole designs

Family Life

Grad essay