Eighth GRade Classwork and Homework March 9-13, 2020

March 9-13, 2020

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

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 groups meet to work on projects

Silent reading

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 12 Thursday, March 12

Tuesday: Latin 12 C&D

Wednesday: Latin 12 C&D (plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-)

Thursday: Latin 12 test

Friday: no school for you

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Writing with Prepositional Phrases

Wednesday: Choosing Correct Prepositions

Thursday: Verbals: Participles

Friday: no school for you

Religion:

            Bible Verses: None required this week…work on the ABC book

                       

                       

                         

            In class:         Early Church and Sacraments

ACRE vocabulary

ABC book for Kinders

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international required this week

New PBL: Constitution…read the Constitution and make a poster of the first three articles

Biography interviews (Fifty Biography due date April 24)

Due date for interview evidence: 3/6

Due date for primary documents and images: 4/2       

Eighth Grade Newsletter March 2-6, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter

March 2-6, 2020

 

High School Information:

 

Bellingham High School:

Information Night: 6:30 PM March 10

 

Sehome High School:

Parent Night: March 9, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 PM

 

Squalicum High School:

Open House for Private School Students and Parents: March 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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 as well as reviewing and learning about phrases, verbals, and gerunds.

Literature: The eighth graders are meeting in Literature Circle groups which relate to the time period we are studying in history class. The books are Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell, My Brother Sam Is Dead by James and Christopher Collier, and Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.  I challenge  the students to connect the events in the books to the historical time of the novel and to current events in our world today.

I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them, talking about apartheid and its connection to segregation in the United States.

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 Tuesday’s class, Fr. Moore and April Joran-Hulsey are teaching the eighth graders about the sacraments, morality, and Theology of the Body.

Science: We will complete our spaceship modeling lab and begin to discuss the mechanisms behind renewable energy sources.

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 research and models for a monument to the lesser-known groups who participated in the Revolutionary War for the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The biography of an ancestor should be in the works. I have given students the specifics and grading rubric for the project as well as sample interview questions.

The due date for the fifty-page biography is April 24, 2020.

A sample of interview evidence is due March 6, 2020.

A sample of primary source document and image evidence is due Apri2, 2020.

 

 

 

“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 March 2-6, 2020

March 2-8, 2020

SLE: An effective communicator articulates ideas and resolves conflicts orally and in writing.

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 groups meet to work on projects

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 12 Thursday, March 12

Tuesday: Latin 12 A&B (plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-)

Wednesday: Latin 12 A&B (plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-)

Thursday: Correct Latin 12 A&B

Friday: Latin 12 C&D

 

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers

Wednesday: Writing with Prepositional Phrases

Thursday: Choosing Correct Prepositions

Friday: Verbals: Participles

                       

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Two required (choose at least one Gospel) from;

                        Friday: EZ 18:21-28 or Mt 5:20-26

                        Sunday: Gn 12: 1-4, 2Tm 1:8-10, Mt 17: 1-9

                       

                         

            In class:         Early Church and Sacraments

ACRE vocabulary

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international required this week

PBL project phase… presentations this week

New PBL: Constitution

Biography interviews (Fifty Biography due date April 24)

Due date for interview evidence: 3/6

Due date for primary documents and images: 4/2