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.
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!
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