Eighth Grade Newsletter October 28-November 1, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

October 28-November 1, 2019

 

       

Our Poinsettia and Wreath Orders are Due Monday, November 4th.

The sales help support our retreats and graduation events. Thank you to Dave Pethick for chairing this fundraiser and for all of the parents and students who are helping.

 

Next Week’s SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who articulates ideas and resolves conflicts orally and in writing.

Curriculum Foci:

Algebra: https://school.assumption.org/msmath/

https://school.assumption.org/msmath/news/

 

 

Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes, being assessed on their knowledge of nouns, and writing a research paper for history class.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups.  Light in the Forest group has completed their reading and discussions and are beginning their group project on the book.  The Scarlet Letter groups are still reading and discussing the book. I am challenging the students to connect the events in the books not only to the historical time of the novel, but also to connect them to current events in our world today.

I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them.

Physical Education:  Weekly News

Religion: We are learning about the history of the Catholic Church this year. Our focus as a school is seeing each person as part of the body of Christ as well as caring for God’s creation. Fr. Jeffrey Moore is teaching the class many Tuesdays. He is currently focusing on the sacraments.

Science: Students will apply their knowledge of engineering, potential and kinetic energy as we build and test marshmallow catapults!

Spanish: https://school.assumption.org/spanish/2019/09/06/noticias-de-la-semana-weekely-news/

U.S. History: The eighth graders are learning about contact between the Europeans and Native Americans from the 1500s to the late-1600s.

They are completing a project from Stanford’s History in Education Group about learning to read historical sources like a historian does.

They are writing a five-page research paper on a topic which involved the U.S. in the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries.

 

 

“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 October 28-November 1, 2019

Classwork and Homework

October 28-November 1, 2019

SLE: An effective communicator actively listens.

Literature:

Read 250 pages

End of alphabet (David N. to Joe) discuss

Beginning of alphabet (Evie to Colby) write a letter ({friendly letter format} if you are still reading the book), or make a poster (if you are finished with the book) about the book you are reading (due Friday)

Read Aloud: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

n.b.: while I am reading aloud, you are drawing your saint portrait

Literature Circle meeting days: be ready by reading the required amount, having the book with you, having your Literature Circle journal and three sticky notes with things about the book written on them

Silent reading or Literature Circle project

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 5 Thursday, November 7

Tuesday: Cooking Class

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 5 A&B (correct on Thursday)

Thursday: Correct Latin II lesson 5 A&B and start on C&D

Friday Latin II lesson 5 C&D

           

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: cooking class

Wednesday: Noun Unit Test

Thursday: Noun Unit Test

Friday: Kinds of Verbs

            Writing: Research Paper draft

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Choose three to write about (one must be from Friday’s readings):

Monday: Eph 2:19-22 or Luke 6: 12-16

Tuesday: Rom 8:18-25 or Luke 13:18-21

Wednesday: Rom 8:26-30 or Luke 13:22-30

Thursday: Rom 8: 31-39 or Luke 13:31-35

Friday: Rv 7:2-14 or Mt 5:1-12

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international due this week

 Reading Like a Historian project        

Research Paper Rough draft due November 15

Eighth Grade Newsletter October 21-25, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

October 21-15, 2019

 

      

                Our Poinsettia and Wreath Sales Start soon. Thank you to all who are helping with the sales.  The sales help to support our retreats and graduation events.

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who actively listens.

 

Curriculum Foci:

Algebra: https://school.assumption.org/msmath/

https://school.assumption.org/msmath/news/

 

 

Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes, reviewing nouns and appositives, and beginning a research paper for history class.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups.  Light in the Forest group has completed their reading and discussions and are beginning their group project on the book.  The Scarlet Letter groups are still reading and discussing the book. I am challenging the students to connect the events in the books to the historical time, but also to connect them to current events in our world today.

I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them.

Physical Education:  Weekly News

Religion: We are learning more about the history of the Catholic Church this year. Our focus as a school is seeing each person as part of the body of Christ as well as caring for God’s creation. Fr. Jeffrey Moore is teaching the class every Tuesday. He is currently focusing on the sacraments. This week, we completed the Touching Safety fall training segment.

 

Science: Students will apply their knowledge of engineering, potential and kinetic energy as we build and test marshmallow catapults!

Spanish: https://school.assumption.org/spanish/2019/09/06/noticias-de-la-semana-weekely-news/

U.S. History: The eighth graders are learning about contact between the Europeans and Native Americans from the 1500s to the late-1600s.

They are completing a project from Stanford’s History in Education Group about learning to read historical sources like a historian does.

 

 

“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 October 21-25, 2019

Classwork and Homework

October 21-25, 2019

SLE: An engaged, active, life-long learner works collaboratively.

Literature:

Read 250 pages

Beginning of alphabet (Evie to Colby) discuss

End of alphabet (David N. to Joe) write a letter ({friendly letter format} if you are still reading the book), or make a poster (if you are finished with the book) about the book you are reading (due Friday)

Read Aloud: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

n.b.: while I am reading aloud, you are drawing your saint portrait

Literature Circle meeting days: be ready by reading the required amount, having the book with you, having your Literature Circle journal and three sticky notes with things about the book written on them

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 4 Thursday, October 24

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 4 C&D (correct on Wednesday)

Wednesday: Work on study sheet or flash cards if you didn’t earn 38-40 on the last test (extra credit if you did earn 38-40)

Thursday: Latin II lesson 4 Test

Friday Latin II lesson 5 A&B (correct Tuesday, 10/29)

           

English Grammar:

Monday/Tuesday: Results of Unit 1 Test about Sentences and remediation

Wednesday: Possessive Nouns

Wednesday: Writing with Possessive Nouns

Thursday: Exact  Nouns

Friday: Study for Noun Test

            Writing: Research Paper draft

           

Religion:

            If you are not in Holy Hoops: Bible Verses: Choose three to write about (one must be from Friday’s readings):

Monday: Rom 4:20-25 or Luke 12:13-21

Tuesday: Rom 5:12-21 or Luke 12:35-38

Wednesday: Rom 6:12-18 or Luke 12:39-48

Thursday: Rom 6:19-23 or Luke 12:49-53

Friday: Rom 7:18-25 or Luke 12:54-59

                       

Social Studies:

If you are not in Holy Hoops: Current Events: One national and one international due this week

            First Contact Video reflection

 Reading Like a Historian project        

Research Paper Rough draft due 15

Eighth Grade Newsletter October 14-18, 2019

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

October 14-18, 2019

        Eighth Graders on Photography Field Trip to Skookum Creek

 

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who works collaboratively.

 

Curriculum Foci:

Algebra: https://school.assumption.org/msmath/

https://school.assumption.org/msmath/news/

 

 

Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes, reviewing nouns and appositives, and beginning a research paper for history class.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups. The books chosen are The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I am challenging the students to connect the events in the books to the historical time, but also to connect them to current events in our world today.

I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them.

Physical Education:  Weekly News

Religion: We are learning more about the history of the Catholic Church this year. Our focus as a school is seeing each person as part of the body of Christ as well as caring for God’s creation. Fr. Jeffrey Moore is teaching the class every Tuesday. He is currently focusing on the sacraments. We will be learning about safe touch through the Virtus Touching Safety curriculum starting next week. If you do not want your child to participate in these session, please copy the opt-out form included below and retrun it to me.

 

 

TO:                   Parents

 

FROM:              Assumption School

 

SUBJECT:        Opportunity to “opt your child out” of the Touching Safety program

 

DATE:              March 18, 2019

 

 

Assumption School will present a sexual abuse prevention program, the Touching Safety program, to our students between March 25th and April 30th . The creators of the Protecting God’s Children™ program developed the Touching Safety program. This program is provided to us by the Archdiocese of Seattle, and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and to protect all children from sexual abuse.

 

The scheduled lesson is being offered to all students at Assumption School. As a parent, you have the right to choose whether your student participates. We encourage you to read the attached “overview” and “lesson plan” so you’ll be aware of the nature of the Touching Safety program. If you have questions about the program or the lesson, please contact Betsy Gottschalk at 733-6133×4321. If you determine that you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete the “opt-out” form at the bottom of this page, and return it to your child’s teacher no later than March 25, 2019.

 

For more information on the Touching Safety program, visit the VIRTUS Online™ website at www.virtus.org.

 

 

 

Opt-out form for use with the Touching Safety program:

 

Assumption School does not have my permission to present the Touching Safety program, to my child whose name is _____________________________________________________________________________.

 

Parent’s name (printed):  
 

Parent’s Signature:

 
 

Date:

 
   

 

 

Science: This week we will be completing lab stations to familiarize students with SI units and the metric system in general. We will (if time) review the scientific method steps.

Spanish: https://school.assumption.org/spanish/2019/09/06/noticias-de-la-semana-weekely-news/

U.S. History: The eighth graders are learning about contact between the Europeans and Native Americans from the 1500s to the late-1600s.

The outline and bibliography for their research paper in U.S. History is due today, October 17.

 

 

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others,

Classwork and Homework October 14-18, 2019

Classwork and Homework

October 14-18, 2019

SLE: An engaged, active, life-long learner works collaboratively.

Literature:

Read 250 pages

Beginning of alphabet (Evie to Colby) discuss

End of alphabet (David N. to Joe) write a letter ({friendly letter format} if you are still reading the book), or make a poster (if you are finished with the book) about the book you are reading (due Friday)

Read Aloud: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

n.b.: while I am reading aloud, you are drawing your saint portrait

Literature Circle meeting days: be ready by reading the required amount, having the book with you, having your Literature Circle journal and three sticky notes with things about the book written on them

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 4 Thursday, October 24

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 4 A&B (correct on Thursday)

Wednesday: Work on study sheet or flash cards if you didn’t earn 38-40 on the last test (extra credit if you did earn 38-40)

Thursday and Friday: Latin II lesson 4 C&D (correct on Tuesday)

            English Grammar:

Tuesday: Results of Unit 1 Test about Sentences

Wednesday: Kinds of Nouns

Wednesday: Compound and collective nouns

Thursday: Writing with Nouns

Friday: Singular and plural nouns

            Writing: Research Paper outline and bibliography

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Choose three to write about (one must be from Friday’s readings):

Monday: Rom 1:1-7 or Luke 11:29-32

Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25 or Luke 11:37-41

Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11 or Luke 11: 42-46

Thursday: Rom 3: 21-30 or Luke 11:47-54

Friday: 2 Tm 4:10-17 or Luke 10: 1-9

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international due this week

            First Contact Video and Reading Like a Historian project           

Research Paper Outline and Bibliography Due 10/17

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter October 7-10, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

October 7-10, 2019

 

Problem Based Learning Project in U.S. History Class

Thank you to those wonderful parents who are providing treats each month for our eighth graders. They love them!

 

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, self-motivated learner.

 

Curriculum Foci:

Algebra: https://school.assumption.org/msmath/

https://school.assumption.org/msmath/news/

 

 

Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes, finishing a unit about how sentences operate, and beginning a research paper for history class.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups. The books chosen are The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them.

Physical Education:  Weekly News

 

Religion: We are learning more about the history of the Catholic Church this year. Our focus as a school is seeing each person as part of the body of Christ as well as caring for God’s creation. Fr. Jeffrey Moore is teaching the class every Tuesday. He is currently focusing on the sacraments.

Science: This week we will be completing lab stations to familiarize students with SI units and the metric system in general. We will (if time) review the scientific method steps.

Spanish: https://school.assumption.org/spanish/2019/09/06/noticias-de-la-semana-weekely-news/

U.S. History: The eighth graders completed their teams research and projects about the civilizations in North America, Europe, and Africa just before the Columbus’ voyages to the Caribbean.

They are also working on the outline and bibliography for their research paper in U.S. History.

 

 

 

“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 October 7-10, 2019

Classwork and Homework

October 7-10, 2019

SLE: An engaged, active, life-long learner balances spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth as an independent, self-motivated learner.

Literature:

Read 250 pages

Wednesday: Beginning of alphabet (Evie to Colby) discuss

End of alphabet (David N. to Joe) write a letter ({friendly letter format} if you are still reading the book), or make a poster (if you are finished with the book) about the book you are reading (due Thursday)

Read Aloud: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Literature Circle meeting days: be ready by reading the required amount, having the book with you, having your Literature Circle journal and three sticky notes with things about the book written on them

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 3 Thursday, October 10

Tuesday: Correct Latin II lesson 3 C&D Wednesday: Work on study sheet or flash cards if you didn’t earn 38-40 on the last test (extra credit if you did earn 38-40)

Thursday: Test on lesson 3

            English Grammar:

Tuesday: Garden

Wednesday: Unit 1 Test

 

Thursday: Unit 1 Test

Friday: no school

            Writing: Knights of Columbus Essay

           

Religion:

          Finish Bulletin Board for First Floor: Joyful Mysteries

            Bible Verses: None required this week

Monday: Early Church and bulletin board

            Tuesday: Fr. Moore

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: Two due this week: One national and one international

            PBL on Three Worlds Meet: project phase and reflection phase          

Research Paper outline and initial bibliography due Thursday, October 17

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter September 30-October 4, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

September 30-October 4, 2019

 

 

Thank you to all of you who helped with our retreat last week!

 

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who reads, researches, problem solves, and thinks critically in all academic areas.

 

Curriculum Foci:

Algebra: https://school.assumption.org/msmath/

https://school.assumption.org/msmath/news/

 

 

Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes, learning how sentences operate (we are getting complex!), and will be writing an essay for the Knights of Columbus essay contest.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups. The books chosen are The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them.

Physical Education:  Weekly News

 

Religion: We are learning more about the history of the Catholic Church this year. Our focus as a school is seeing each person as part of the body of Christ as well as caring for God’s creation. Fr. Jeffrey Moore is teaching the class every Tuesday.

Science: This week we will be completing lab stations to familiarize students with SI units and the metric system in general. We will (if time) review the scientific method steps.

Spanish: https://school.assumption.org/spanish/2019/09/06/noticias-de-la-semana-weekely-news/

U.S. History: The eighth graders are working together in teams as they research the civilizations in North America, Europe, and Africa just before the Columbus’ voyages to the Caribbean. They are in the project phase of the Problem Based Learning (PBL) scenario.

They are also working on the outline for their research paper about U.S. History.

 

 

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis