Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework February 17-21, 2020

 

February 17-21, 2020

SLE: An effective communicator demonstrates growth in self-confidence and encourages confidence in others.

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 this week…be ready!

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 11 Thursday, February 27

Tuesday: Latin 11 A&B (plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-)

 

Wednesday: Latin 11 A&B

Thursday: Correct A&B and work on Latin 11 C&D (plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-)

 

Friday: Latin 10 C&D (plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-)

 

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: Verbs in inverted-interrupted order

Wednesday: Rise, raise; lie, lay

Thursday: effect/affect, except /accept

Friday: Exact Verbs and buddy-study for verb unit test (last half of unit

                       

Religion:

            YouCat Paragraphs: One required this week

                        Paragraph 271 (page155)

                         

            In class:         Early Church and Sacraments

ACRE vocabulary

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international required this week

PBL project phase

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 February 10-14, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter

February 10-14, 2020

High School Information

Sehome:

Campus Tour: February 27, 2020 from 12:30-2:30 at Sehome Theatre

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

 

Squalicum:

Eighth Grade Visit: February 27, 2020 from 12:30-2:30 in the Forum

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

 

Bellingham High School: TBD

 

 

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who works collaboratively.

 

 

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: 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 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, 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 and morality.

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 researching the lesser-known groups who participated in the Revolutionary War and creating a design for a monument to those groups 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.

 

 

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter February 3-7, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter

February 3-7, 2020

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who balances spiritual;, intellectual, and physical growth as an independent, self-motivated learner.

 

n.b.: We are MAP testing this week!

 

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

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 researching the lesser-known groups who participated in the Revolutionary War and creating a design for a monument to those groups 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.

 

 

 

“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 February 3-7, 2020

 

February 3-7, 2020

SLE: An engaged, active, life-long learner balances spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth as an independent, self-motivated learner.

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 this week…be ready!

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 10 Thursday, February 13

Tuesday: MAP testing

Wednesday: Latin 10 A&B (plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-)

Thursday: Correct Latin 10 A&B  and work on C&D

Friday: Work on Latin II lesson 10 C&D

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: MAP testing

Wednesday: Subject-verb agreement

Thursday: More subject-verb agreement

Friday: review s-v agreement

                       

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: None required this week

            In class:         Early Church and Sacraments

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international optional this week

PBL research and project

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 January 27-31, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter

January 27-31, 2020

For ten points extra credit for your child, email me where in the world would this image is from.

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an engaged, active, life-long learner who reads, researches, problem solves, and thinks critically in all academic areas.

 

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

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 researching  the lesser-known groups who participated in the Revolutionary War and creating a design for a monument to those groups 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.

 

 

 

“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 January 27-31, 2020

Classwork and Homework

January 27-31, 2020

SLE: An engaged, active, life-long learner reads, researches, problem solves and thinks critically in all academic areas.

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 this week…be ready!

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 9 Thursday, January 30

Tuesday: Skiing/skating

Wednesday: Latin 9 C&D plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Thursday: Latin 9 Test

Friday: Work on Latin II lesson 10 A&B

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: skiing/boarding/skating

Wednesday: Writing with Verbs p.150-151: read the instructions and work problems 1-12

Thursday: Subject-verb agreement

Friday: More subject-verb agreement

                       

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Two required this week/last week… both must be Friday’s readings

                        1 Samuel 11: 1-17

Mark 4: 26-34

            In class:         Early Church and Sacraments

Catholic Daughters of America contest due this week!

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international due this week/last week

PBL research and project

Biography interviews (Fifty Biography due date April 24)

Eighth Grade Classwork and Homework January 20-24, 2020

Classwork and Homework

January 20-24, 2020

SLE: An active, faith-filled person demonstrates compassion through service.

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 this week

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 9 Thursday, January 23 30

Tuesday: Skiing/skating

Wednesday: Latin 9 A&B plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Thursday: Latin 9 A&B plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Friday: Correct Latin II lesson 9 A&B; work on C&D

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: skiing/boarding/skating

Wednesday: Predicate Nouns and Predicate Adjectives p. 144-146: read the instructions and work problems 1-20 evens, plus 21-26 all

Thursday: Active and Passive Voice; p. 147-149:  read the instructions and work problems 1-14

Friday: Writing with Verbs p.150-151: read the instructions and work problems 1-12

                       

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Two required this week/last week… both must be Friday’s readings

                        1 Samuel 24:3-21

Mark 3:13-19

            In class:         Early Church and Sacraments

Catholic Daughters of America contest

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international due this week/last week

PBL research

Eighth Grade Newsletter January 20-24, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter

January 20-24, 2020

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a faith-filled person who demonstrates compassion through service.

 

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

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 researching  the lesser-known groups who participated in the Revolutionary War and creating a design for a monument to those groups 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.

 

 

 

“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 January 13-17, 2020

Classwork and Homework

January 13-17

SLE: An active, faith-filled person participates reverently in the sacramental life of the Church.

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 next week

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 9 Thursday, January 23

Tuesday: Skiing/skating

Wednesday: Latin 9 A&B plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Thursday: Latin 9 A&B plus study sheet or flash cards if your last test was not an A or A-

Friday: Correct Latin II lesson 9 A&B; work on C&D

           

 

 

 

 

English Grammar:

Tuesday: skiing/boarding/skating

Wednesday: Predicate Nouns and Predicate Adjectives p. 144-146: read the instructions and work problems 1-20 evens, plus 21-26 all

Thursday: Active and Passive Voice; p. 147-149:  read the instructions and work problems 1-14

Friday: Writing with Verbs p.150-151: read the instructions and work problems 1-12

                       

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Two required this week… both must be Friday’s readings

                        1 Samuel 8: 4-22

                        Mark 2: 1-12

            In class:         Early Church and Sacraments

Catholic Daughters of America contest

                       

                        Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international due this week

PBL research  

Research Paper final draft due January 15, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter January 6-10, 2020

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

January 6-10, 2020

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a faith-filled person who participates reverently in the sacramental life of the Church.

 

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 beginning a new Literature Circle 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 and April Joran-Hulsey are teaching the eighth graders about the sacraments.

The eighth graders are preparing the school Mass for January 17.

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 researching  the lesser-known groups who participated in the Revolutionary War and creating a design for a monument to them on the Mall in Washington D.C.

The final draft of the research paper is due on January 15th.

 

 

 

“We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.”– Pope Francis