Homework for May 25-6-29, 2020

All Class Meeting in Teams at 9:30 AM Tuesday, 5/26 (as announced last week)
All missing assignments due for all teachers May 29th
 
Literature:
___Meet on Literature Circle Meeting days and post written responses in OneNote
___5/26 at 10:00: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
 ___5/27  at 9:30: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
___5/28 at 9:30 Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli
___5/29 at 9:30: Large group discussion:  End of alphabet
___5/29 at  10:00 Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
___5/29 by 3:30:Letter or Poster: beginning of alphabet: post in OneNote
Language Arts:
___Past Due all Latin II Vocabulary Lessons previously assigned
___Due 5/29 Khan Academy
       Video: Advanced plural possession
       Exercise:  Advanced plural possession
       Video: Choosing between it’s and its
       Exercise: Choosing between it’s and its
        Unit Test: Punctuation: the comma and apostrophe
Religion:
___Due June 3rd: graduation gratitude essay (this is short: a paragraph or page) specifications will follow after we meet
___Past, Past Due for two of you: Read aloud of completed ABC book to Kindergarten buddy post  in Seesaw (either video record in two sections or film via phone and upload to YouTube and link to Seesaw)
___Past due for three of you: Summary of Fr. Moore’s 5/14 class if you didn’t answer or ask questions in class
___Thursday, May 28 11:30 Class Zoom meeting with Fr. Moore…at his request, please let your parents know that the subject matter is controversial
U.S. History:
___Due 5/29: Current Event: with Federalist v. Anti-Federalist tie-in
___WAY Past Due for five of you: Synopsis or impression of Supreme Court arguments broadcast
___Past Due: Fifty page biography…for those of you who did not turn in your biography on May 3rd or May 20th, please make arrangements with Mr. C or Mr. Anderson for drop off at school this week on a day and time when they are on campus

Extra Credit: Each time that you have respond to your buddy reading to you, you earn 20 points extra credit in any of my classes. Please let me know in which class you want the extra credit applied. 

Eighth Grade Homework for May 18-22, 2020

Dear Eighth Grade Students,
 
For 100 points of Extra credit in the class of your choice (that I teach):
We love our volunteers and we want to show them how much we appreciate them from a distance. Please take a picture or short video clip of yourself holding a sign that says something like, “Thank you, volunteers!” or “We love our volunteers.” or “Volunteers are superheroes.” You can do a short dance or gymnastics and wear your favorite costume. All of these will be blended together in one full video for all to watch next Wednesday, May 20th.
 
Please email your photo or short video (in MP4 format) to Mr. Anderson at danderson@school.assumption.org and Ms. G. The video should be no more than 5 seconds long and photos can be in any format. Thank you.
Literature:
___Meet on Literature Circle Meeting days and post written responses in OneNote
 ___5/19 at 9:30: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
 ___5/20  at 9:30: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
___5/21 at 9:30 Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli
___5/22 at 9:30: Large group discussion:  End of alphabet
___5/22 at  10:00 Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
___5/22 by 3:30:Letter or Poster: beginning of alphabet: post in OneNote
Language Arts:
 This is the last one!!!!!!
___Due 5/21 Latin II Vocabulary Lesson 18 B only (A, C,D are extra credit)
___Due 5/22 Khan Academy
         Video:  apostrophes and plurals
         Excercise: apostrophes and plurals
         Video: Introduction to possessives
        Video: Possessives for words ending in “s”
         Exercise: Introduction to possessives
___Due 5/29 Khan Academy
       Video: Advanced plural possession
       Exercise:  Advanced plural possession
       Video: Choosing between it’s and its
       Exercise: Choosing between it’s and its
        Unit Test: Punctuation: the comma and apostrophe
Religion:
___Past, Past Due for some of you: Read aloud of completed ABC book to Kindergarten buddy post  in Seesaw (either video record in two sections or film via phone and upload to YouTube and link to Seesaw)
___Due May 20 drop-off: Send completed ABC book to School if you didn’t send it at the last drop-off
___Past due: Summary of Fr. Moore’s 5/14 class if you didn’t answer or ask questions in class
___May 20 11:30 Class Zoom meeting with Fr. Moore
U.S. History:
___Due 5/22: Current Event: with Federalist v. Anti-Federalist tie-in
___Past Due May 8-May 15: Synopsis or impression of Supreme Court arguments broadcast live (the arguments take place between about 7-8:15 AM Pacific Time) One only…if you already did this last week, then you are done
___Due May 20: Fifty page biography due at May 20 drop-off
Ms. G.

Eighth Grade Homework for May 11-15, 2020

Literature:
___Meet on Literature Circle Meeting days and post written responses in OneNote
 ___5/12 at 9:30: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
 ___5/13  at 9:30: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
___5/14 at 9:30 Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli
___5/15 at 9:30: Large group discussion:  End of alphabet
___5/15 at  10:00 Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
___5/15 by 3:30:Letter or Poster: beginning of alphabet: post in OneNote
Language Arts:
___Due 5/14 Latin II Vocabulary Lesson 17 B only (A, C,D are extra credit)
___Due 5/15 Khan Academy
         Video: Introduction to apostrophes
         Excercise: Meet the Apostrophe
         Video: Introduction to Contractions
         Excercise: Introduction to Contractions
Religion:
___Past, Past Due for some of you: Read aloud of completed ABC book to Kindergarten buddy post  in Seesaw (either video record in two sections or film via phone and upload to YouTube and link to Seesaw)
___May 20 drop-off: Send completed ABC book to School if didn’t at the last drop-off
U.S. History:
___Due 5/15: Current Event: with Federalist v. Anti-Federalist tie-in
___Due 8-May 15: Synopsis or impression of Supreme Court arguments broadcast live (the arguments take place between about 7-8:15 AM Pacific Time) One only…if you already did this last week, then you are done
___Due May 20: Fifty page biography due at May 20 drop-off

Eighth Grade Newsletter March 16-20, 2020

Eighth Grade Newsletter
March
16-20, 2020
We miss you! We hope and pray that you are well.
SLE Focus:
A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is a person of
integrity who accepts responsibility for personal behavior.
Curriculum Foci:
Algebra:
https://school.assumption.org/msmath/
https://school.assumption.org/msmath/news/
Language Arts:
In Language Arts,
we will work out how to work online with English grammar learning
Latin II Vocabulary lesson 13, please work on A&B. Friday
(take a
picture of the pages copy them into OneNote/Class of 2020 Language Arts
under your name and the vocabulary page)
Literature:
The Literature Circle projects for the last Literature Circle cycle
may be a challenge to work on without meeting with
the rest of the group.
We’ll try to figure this out in the next week. For now,
students are choosing
a new Literature Circle book
which they can pick up on Friday between the
hours of 10AM-1 PM
.
If that pick-up time doesn’t work for your family,please email me. We will work out a different time.
Physical Education: Weekly News
Religion:
The main focus during this time out of school will be the Lenten
ABC books that the eighth graders are making for their Kindergarten
buddies
Science: Please check with Mrs. Ernest about Science expectations during this time out of the classroom.
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 learning about the respective powers and duties of the three
branches of the U.S. Government.
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.
This is an essential project right now. The connection between
you and your grandparents is so important anytime, but especially right
now.
The due date for the fifty-page biography is April 27, 2020.
A sample of primary source document and image evidence is due April 2, 2020.
Please submit this information
as an image via email
“We are called to live not as one without others,
above or against others,
but with and for others.”
Pope Francis

Homework March 23-27, 2020

Literature:
Keep up the reading: read 30-45 minutes each day
This week’s reading responses:
3.27: Beginning of the alphabet ( Evie to Colby)discuss at 9:30 on Friday, March 27  in Teams
3.27: End of the alphabet (Dave to Joe) write a letter if you are still reading a book, or make a poster if you are finished with a book. Post the letter of poster in Class of 2020 Literature under your name in the section called Book Response Letter or Poster on the page March 23-27
3.27: I will be logging in pages this Friday, so posters are recommended if you’ve finished a book this last week. We are at 2250 pages. I just added in The Power of One which is 544 pages. If you want to know where you are in number of pages, email me and I’ll let you know. If you are reading for time and not pages, post your calendar with the amount of time you’ve read and a parent signature.
Please let me know if you want to stick with the Civil War era books for Literature Circles or move to WWII era books. Email that response.
Language Arts:
Due 3.26: Latin II Vocabulary Lesson 13 C&D is due on Thursday. Please post a picture of your completed work on that page in Class of 2020 Language Arts Latin II Vocabulary
Due 3.26 Grammar: This is new: please log in to Khan Academy, Grammar, Parts of Speech the preposition…, and watch the short video “Meet the Preposition” then answer the questions in OneNote 

Religion:

Religion
Bible verses are optional this week
Due 3.36: Lenten ABC Book: Seven pages completed (there are examples in the content library of Class of 2020 Religion)
 
U.S.History:
Due 3.24: Write one unusual thing that you learned about your biography subject. Post it in OneNote Class of 2019-20 U.S. History
Due 4.2: Evidence of documents and pictures of biography…post on the correct page
Due 3.27One Current Event in the 5W+How format (who, what ,where, when, why, and how) Remember to include either the Catholic Social Teaching or SLE that applies
Due 3.32: PBL work: Post a picture of your branch of the government that you are responsible for in your PBL group. You need and image and the responsibilities of that branch of the government (Articles 1-3 of the Constitution).
For Evie, Noah, and Jack, keep talking to each other and research the Federalist v Anti-Federalist arguments and personalities.

Classwork and Homework for May 4-8, 2020

There are some new items here. One new item for U.S. History is that the Supreme Court began hearing arguments remotely, and they’ve opened the arguments and their questioning to the public. You can access the arguments and listen to them in real time.
Literature:
___By 5/8: Read 250 pages (or double -page equivalent)
___Meet on Literature Circle Meeting days and post written responses in OneNote
      5/6 or other date and time to plan project for In My Father’s House
      5/7 at 9:30: The Red Badge of Courage
      5/8 at 10:00: Rifles for Watie
___5/8 at 9:30: Large group discussion:  Beginning of alphabet
___5/8 by 3:30:Letter or Poster: end of alphabet: post in OneNote
Language Arts:
___Due 5/5 Latin II Vocabulary Lesson 15 C&D
___Due 5/7 Latin II Vocabulary Lesson 16 B only (A is extra credit)
___Due 5/8 Khan Academy
         Video: The Oxford Comma
         Quiz: Punctuation:  Introduction to commas, commas in space and time, and more ways to use commas
Religion:
___Past Due: Read aloud of completed ABC book to Kindergarten buddy post  in Seesaw (either video record in two sections or film via phone and upload to YouTube and link to Seesaw)
___May 6 drop-off: Send completed ABC book to School
U.S. History:
___Due 5/8: Current Event: with Federalist v. Anti-Federalist tie-in
___Due May 8-May 15: Synopsis or impression of Supreme Court arguments broadcast live (the arguments take place between about 7-8:15 AM Pacific Time)
___Due 5/6: Fifty page biography book  of ancestor completed and brought to 5/6 drop-off if you did not submit the 2500 word text by May 4 (today)
___Due May 20 (for those who submitted the 2500 word text of biography by May 4): Fifty page biography due at May 20 drop-off

Homework for April 13-17, 2020

Literature:
       Literature Circle Meetings in Teams:
           ___9:30 AM Wednesday: In My Father’s House
           ___9:30 AM Thursday: The Red Badge of Courage
           ___10:00 AM Friday: Rifles for Watie
For Literature Circles: Add your responses to OneNote in the Literature Circle section:
Your responses need to be more than a simple retelling of the story. For example:
How does this story inform you or compare with other wars or tragic times that people endure?
What makes a hero or a coward?
Who (which character) musters courage when they are faced with death or disease? Who does not?
What is your prediction of the outcome of the story?
       Regular book discussion:
           ___9:30 AM Friday: Beginning of Alphabet in Teams
         Letter or Poster:
           ___due by 11:59 PM Friday: (post in the Letter or Poster section of OneNote)
Language Arts:
          ___Due 4/16: Latin II Vocabulary Lesson 14 C&D
          ___Due 4/17: Khan Academy videos and exercises in the  Punctuation: Comma and Apostrophe  Unit:
                   Meet the Comma Video and Exercise
                   Punctuating a List Video and Exercise
Religion:
          ___Due 4/15: Read a children’s picture book aloud to your Kindergarten buddy in Seesaw
          ___Due 4/16 ABC Book  twenty-one pages completed (letters O to U)
U.S. History:
         ___Due 4/17: One Current Event using the Who, What, When, Where, How, Why format, plus the SLE of Catholic Social Teaching. Post in OneNote/US History  2019-2020/your name Current Events/April 13-17
         ___Due 4/20: Five pages of writing (1250 words at least) for the biography of your ancestor
         ___Due 4/30: Ten pages total of writing (2500 words at least) for the biography of your ancestor
         ___Due 5/6: Completed biography of ancestor book brought to Parent pick up/drop off

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