Eighth Grade Newsletter December 16-20, 2019

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.

 

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 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!

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 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 December 16-20, 2019

Classwork and Homework

December 16-20, 2019

SLE: An active, faith-filled person exhibits knowledge of Catholic Church teachings.

Literature:

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

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: finish and present

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 8 Thursday, January 9

Tuesday: practice for Christmas play

Wednesday: Work on Latin 8 A&B study sheet and flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Thursday: Work on Latin 8 A&B study sheet and flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Friday: Correct Latin 8 A&B

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: practice for Christmas play

Wednesday: Verb Review

Thursday: Verb Test thusfar

                       

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: None required this week

            Practice for Christmas Play       

`           In class: Early Church and Sacraments

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One National and one international due this week

PBL Presentations 

Research Paper final draft due January 14, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter December 9-13, 2019

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.

 

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 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!

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 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 December 9-13, 2019

Classwork and Homework

December 9-13, 2019

SLE: An active, faith-filled person prays formally and spontaneously.

Literature:

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

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 Project work: finish and present

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 7 Thursday, December 10

Tuesday: practice for Christmas play

Wednesday: Correct Latin 7 C&D study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Thursday: Latin II Vocabulary Test 7

Friday: Latin 8 A&B

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: practice for Christmas play

Wednesday: Direct and Indirect Objects

Thursday: Verb Review

Friday: Verb Review

                       

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: None required this week

            Practice for Christmas Play       

`           In class: Early Church and Sacraments

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One National and one international due this week

PBL Presentations 

Research Paper final draft due January 14, 2020

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework December 2-6, 2019

Classwork and Homework

December 2-6, 2019

SLE: A person of integrity consistently treats all creation with dignity.

Literature: N.B.: I am logging in pages this week! We are at 3000 pages. If you are reading for time, you need to submit the calendar with parent signatures)

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

End of alphabet (David N. to Joe) 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 7 Thursday, December 10

Tuesday: Cooking Class

Wednesday: Correct Latin 7 A&B; work on C&D

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

Friday: Correct Latin C&D

           

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Cooking Class

Wednesday: Writing with Verbs

Thursday: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Friday: Direct and Indirect Objects

                        Writing: Research Paper final draft postponed until January 14 due to teacher Thanksgiving break

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Three required this week

                        Monday: Is 4:2-6 or Mt 8: 5-11

Tuesday: Is 11:1-10 or Lk 10: 21-24

Wednesday: Is 25:6-10 or Mt 15: 29-37

Thursday: Is 26: 1-6 or Mt 7: 21-27

Friday : Is 29: 17-24 or Mt 9:27-31

`           In class: Early Church and Sacraments

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One National and one international due this week

PBL

Research Paper final draft due January 14, 2020