Eighth Grade Newsletter
December 9-13, 2019
SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a faith-filled person who prays formally and spontaneously.
Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes as well as reviewing and learning about verbs.
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 teaching the eighth graders about the sacraments.
We are also practicing for the Christmas play.
Science: We will complete our spaceship modeling lab and begin to discuss the mechanisms behind renewable energy sources. There will be a test next week!
U.S. History: In their PBL groups, the eighth graders are 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