Eighth Grade Newsletter November 18-27, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

November 18-27, 2019

Thank you for supporting the Human Food Chain to help the food vulnerable during this season!

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a person of integrity who makes moral choices that preserve the dignity of the human person and engages in social justice.

 

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 and learning about verbs, and writing a research paper for history class.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups to create a project to show the rest of the class about 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.

For the Tuesday class, Fr. Moore is back from vacation and will be teaching the eighth graders about the sacrament of matrimony.

Science: Students will apply their knowledge of thermal energy as they engineer a thermos.

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

U.S. History: In their PBL groups, the eighth graders are conducting research and presenting their findings about a scenario which takes place during early colonial times in the Americas.

Most students have turned in their rough draft of the 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 November 25-29, 2019

Classwork and Homework

November 25-29, 2019

SLE: A person of integrity consistently makes moral choices that preserve the sacredness of the human person and engages in social justice.

Literature:

Read 250 pages (read a half hour to forty-five minutes each day)

No discussion or letter/poster required this week (but turn in missing work)

Beginning of alphabet (Evie to Colby) of alphabet (David N. to Joe) 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

Literature Circle Project work: collaboration

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 7 Thursday, December 10

Tuesday: Work on Latin 7 A&B

Wednesday: Work on Latin 7 A&B, study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Thursday: No School…Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday: No School

           

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Progressive Forms of Verbs

Wednesday: Writing with Verbs

Thursday: No School…Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday: No School

                        Writing: Research Paper final draft due December 19

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: None required this week

`           In class: Early Church and Sacraments

                       

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: None due this week

PBL

Research Paper final draft due December 19

Eighth Grade Classwork/Homework November 18-22, 2019

Classwork and Homework

November 18-22, 2019

SLE: A person of integrity consistently accepts responsibility for personal behavior.

Literature:

Read 250 pages (read a half hour to forty-five minutes each day)

Beginning of alphabet (Evie to Colby) of alphabet (David N. to Joe) 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

Literature Circle Project work: collaboration

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 6 Thursday, November 21

Tuesday: Work on Latin 6 C&D

Wednesday: Correct Latin 6 C&D, study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Thursday: Test on Latin 6

Friday: Work on Latin 7 A&B

           

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Irregular Verbs

Wednesday: More Irregular Verbs

Thursday: Verb Review thus far

Friday:

                        Writing: Research Paper rough draft due 11/22

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: None required this week

`           In class: Early Church and Sacraments

                             K of C essay

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international required this week

PBL

Research Paper Rough draft due November 22

 

Eighth Grade News November 11-15, 2019

November 11-15, 2019

April Jordan-Hulsey Teaching Eighth Graders About Confirmation

 

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

 

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 and learning about verbs, and writing a research paper for history class.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups to create a project to show the rest of the class about 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. April Jordan-Hulsey is the guest instructor while Fr. Moore is on vacation for the Tuesday class. She is focusing on the sacraments of Confirmation and Matrimony.

Science: Students will apply their knowledge of thermal energy as they  engineer a thermos.

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

U.S. History: The eighth graders are learning about early colonial times in the Americas.

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 November 11-15, 2019

Classwork and Homework

November 11-15, 2019

SLE: An effective communicator expresses oneself through the arts and technology.

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

Literature Circle Project work: collaboration

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 6 Thursday, November 21

Tuesday: Work on Latin 6 A&B

Wednesday: Work on Latin 6 A&B

Thursday: Correct Latin 6 A&B

Friday: Work on Latin 6 C&D

           

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Verb tenses

Wednesday: Irregular Verbs

Thursday: More Irregular Verbs

Friday: Verb Review thus far

            Writing: Research Paper rough draft

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Two required this week (one from Friday)

Monday: Wis 1:1-7 or Lk 17:1-6

Tuesday: Wis 2:23-3:9 or Lk 17:7-10

Wednesday: Wis 6:1-11 or Lk 17:11-19

Thursday: Wis 7:22-8:1 or Lk 17:20-25

Friday: Wis 13:1-9 or Lk 17:26-37

 

In class: Early Church and Confirmation

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: One national required this week

 New PBL         

Research Paper Rough draft due November 22

 

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework November 4-8, 2019

Classwork and Homework

November 4-8, 2019

SLE: An effective communicator actively listens.

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

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

Literature Circle Project work: collaboration

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 5 Thursday, November 7

Tuesday: Correct Latin A-D

Wednesday: Latin II lesson 5  study sheet or flashcards

Thursday: Latin II lesson 5 test

Friday: no school for you

           

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Kinds of verbs

Wednesday: Verb Phrases

Thursday: Verb tenses

Friday: no school for you

            Writing: Research Paper rough draft

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: None required this week

            In class: Early Church

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: None required this week

 Reading Like a Historian comparison to Disney movie   

Research Paper Rough draft due November 15