Eighth Grade News September 16-20, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

September 16-20, 2019

Special Notes:

The Eighth Grade Fall Retreat will be at St. Joseph’s, Ferndale, on Friday, September 27th.

 

 

Thank you: Thank all that you do for this school!

 

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School 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, learning how sentences operate, and they will be writing an essay for the Knights of Columbus essay contest.

 

Literature: In Literature, students are reading independently and responding in words and art about a book they have been reading. I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them.

Physical Education:  Weekly News

 

Religion: We are learning more 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. Fr. Jeffrey Moore  is teaching the class regarding the liturgy.

Science: This week we will be completing lab stations to familiarize students with SI units and the metric system in general. We will (if time) review the scientific method steps.

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

U.S. History: The eighth graders are working together in teams as they research the civilizations in North America, Europe, and Africa just before the Columbus’ voyages to the Caribbean.

 

 

 

“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 September 16-20, 2019

Classwork and Homework

September 16-20, 2019

 

Literature:

Read 250 pages

End of alphabet (David N. to Joe)

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

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 2 Thursday, September 26

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 2 A&B (correct on Wednesday)

Wednesday: Work on study sheet or flash cards if you didn’t earn 38-40 on the last test (extra credit if you did earn 38-40)

Thursday and Friday: Latin II lesson 2 C&D

            English Grammar:

Tuesday: Creating sentences with compound subjects and compound predicates

Wednesday: Conjunctions

Thursday: Complex Sentences

Friday Review of compound/complex sentences

            Writing: Knights of Columbus Essay

           

Religion:

          Bulletin Board for First Floor: Joyful Mysteries

            Bible Verses: Choose three to write about (one must be from Friday’s readings):

                        Monday: 1Tm 2:-8 or Lk 7:1-10

Tuesday: 1Tm 3:1-13 or Lk 7: 11-17

Wednesday: 1Tm 3:14-16 or Lk 7: 31-35

Thursday: 1Tm 4: 12-16 or Lk 7: 36-50

Friday: 1 Tm 6: 2-12 or Lk 8: 1-3

Social Studies:

            PBL on Three Worlds Meet

 

States and Capitals Test Wednesday, September 25

           

Research Paper Thesis statement due Thursday, September 26

 

 

News September 9-13, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

September 9-13, 2019

 

Special Notes:

Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 starts in the gym at 6:30 PM. The eighth grade parents will meet in my classroom after the welcome in the gym.

Please try to attend the first session, as it will be solely for eighth grade parents regarding curriculum, yes, but also events pertaining to this awesome year.

 

Thank you: Thank all that you do for this school!

 

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School exhibits knowledge of Catholic Church teachings.

 

Curriculum Foci:

Algebra: https://school.assumption.org/msmath/

 

Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes, learning how sentences operate, and writing a narrative.

 

Literature: In Literature, students are reading independently and responding in words and art about a book they have been reading. I am reading The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay aloud to them.

Physical Education: https://school.assumption.org/pe/

Religion: We are learning more 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.

Science: This week we will be completing lab stations to familiarize students with SI units and the metric system in general. We will (if time) review the scientific method steps.

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

U.S. History: The eighth graders are learning about the early civilizations of the Americas.

 

 

 

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

Classwork and Homework September 9-13, 2019

Classwork and Homework

September 9-13, 2019

 

Literature:

Read 250 pages

Beginning of alphabet (Evie to Colby)

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 Kourtenay

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson I Thursday, September 12

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 1 C&D (correct on Tuesday)

Wednesday: Study sheet or flash cards

Thursday: Test on Lesson 1

            English Grammar: Finding the subject of a sentence and compound subjects and compound predicates

            Writing: Name Paper: post picture and paper

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Choose three to write about (one must be from Friday’s readings):

                        Monday: Col 1: 24-2:3 or Lk 6:6-11…Today is the Feast of St. Peter Claver

Tuesday: Col 2:6-15 or Lk 6: 12-19

Wednesday: Col 3: 1-11 or Lk 6:20-26

Thursday: Col 3: 12-17or Lk 6: 27-38

Friday: 1 Tm 1:1-2,12-14 or Lk 6: 39-42…Today is the Feast of St John Chrysostom

Social Studies:

            Historical dating

            Aztecs

Research Paper Thesis due Friday

News August 28-September 6, 2019

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter

September 2-6, 2019

Special Notes:

Parents and Students: Mr. Anderson would like to remind you that until this Friday to complete the Acceptable Use and Device Guidelines permission form. https://forms.gle/KrhpaY57rhYD7thE8

 

Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 starts in the gym at 6:30 PM. The eighth grade parents will meet in my classroom after the welcome in the gym.

 

Thank you: Thank you to the students and parents for the comfort kit fundraiser organization and work, especially Sara Rush for coordinating the purchasing and constructing of the kits. And thank you to all of you who are participating in fundraising for the Washington D.C. Trip.

 

 

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School prays formally and spontaneously.

 

Curriculum Foci:

Algebra: https://school.assumption.org/msmath/

 

Language Arts: In Language Arts, the eighth graders are working on Latin vocabulary roots and affixes, learning about how sentences operate, and writing a narrative.

 

Literature: In Literature, students are reading independently and writing a letter about a book they have been reading. I am reading aloud to them.

Physical Education: https://school.assumption.org/pe/

Religion: We are learning more about the history of the Catholic Church this year. Our focus as a school is letting your light shine by being brave and bright, as well as caring for God’s creation.

Science: This week we will be completing lab stations to familiarize students with SI units and the metric system in general. We will (if time) review the scientific method steps.

Spanish: https://school.assumption.org/spanish/

U.S. History: The eighth graders are reviewing the Cornell not-making system and making notes on how anthropologists and archaeologists look at the past.

 

 

 

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

Classwork and Homework September 3-6, 2019

Classwork and Homework

September 3-6, 2019

 

Literature:

Read 250 pages and write a letter (friendly letter format) about the book you are reading (due Friday)

Read Aloud: The Power of One by Bryce Kourtenay

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary:

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 1 A&B (correct on Wednesday)

Wednesday-Friday: Latin II lesson 1 C&D (correct on Tuesday)

            English Grammar: Parts of Speech review

            Writing: Name Paper

           

Religion:

            Bible Verses: Choose two to write about:

                        Monday: 1 Thes 4:13-18 or Lk 4: 16-30

Tuesday: 1 Thes 5:1-6 or Lk 4: 31-37

Wednesday: Col 1:1-8 or Lk 5:33-39

Thursday: Col 1:9-14 or Lk 4:38-44

Friday: Col 1:15-20 or Lk 5:33-39

Social Studies:

            Historical dating

            Motel of Mysteries

            Human movement as far as we know now