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Classwork and Homework October 14-18, 2019

Classwork and Homework

October 14-18, 2019

SLE: An engaged, active, life-long learner works collaboratively.

Literature:

Read 250 pages

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

n.b.: while I am reading aloud, you are drawing your saint portrait

Literature Circle meeting days: be ready by reading the required amount, having the book with you, having your Literature Circle journal and three sticky notes with things about the book written on them

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 4 Thursday, October 24

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 4 A&B (correct on Thursday)

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 4 C&D (correct on Tuesday)

            English Grammar:

Tuesday: Results of Unit 1 Test about Sentences

Wednesday: Kinds of Nouns

Wednesday: Compound and collective nouns

Thursday: Writing with Nouns

Friday: Singular and plural nouns

            Writing: Research Paper outline and bibliography

           

Religion:

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

Monday: Rom 1:1-7 or Luke 11:29-32

Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25 or Luke 11:37-41

Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11 or Luke 11: 42-46

Thursday: Rom 3: 21-30 or Luke 11:47-54

Friday: 2 Tm 4:10-17 or Luke 10: 1-9

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: One national and one international due this week

            First Contact Video and Reading Like a Historian project           

Research Paper Outline and Bibliography Due 10/17

 

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter October 7-10, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

October 7-10, 2019

 

Problem Based Learning Project in U.S. History Class

Thank you to those wonderful parents who are providing treats each month for our eighth graders. They love them!

 

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.

 

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, finishing a unit about how sentences operate, and beginning a research paper for history class.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups. The books chosen are The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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 every Tuesday. He is currently focusing on the sacraments.

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 completed their teams research and projects about the civilizations in North America, Europe, and Africa just before the Columbus’ voyages to the Caribbean.

They are also working on the outline and bibliography for their research paper in U.S. History.

 

 

 

“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 October 7-10, 2019

Classwork and Homework

October 7-10, 2019

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

Literature:

Read 250 pages

Wednesday: 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 Thursday)

Read Aloud: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Literature Circle meeting days: be ready by reading the required amount, having the book with you, having your Literature Circle journal and three sticky notes with things about the book written on them

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 3 Thursday, October 10

Tuesday: Correct Latin II lesson 3 C&D 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: Test on lesson 3

            English Grammar:

Tuesday: Garden

Wednesday: Unit 1 Test

 

Thursday: Unit 1 Test

Friday: no school

            Writing: Knights of Columbus Essay

           

Religion:

          Finish Bulletin Board for First Floor: Joyful Mysteries

            Bible Verses: None required this week

Monday: Early Church and bulletin board

            Tuesday: Fr. Moore

                       

Social Studies:

Current Events: Two due this week: One national and one international

            PBL on Three Worlds Meet: project phase and reflection phase          

Research Paper outline and initial bibliography due Thursday, October 17

 

Eighth Grade Newsletter September 30-October 4, 2019

Eighth Grade Newsletter

September 30-October 4, 2019

 

 

Thank you to all of you who helped with our retreat last week!

 

 

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, learning how sentences operate (we are getting complex!), and will be writing an essay for the Knights of Columbus essay contest.

 

Literature: In Literature, the eighth graders are working in Literature Circle book groups. The books chosen are The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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 every Tuesday.

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. They are in the project phase of the Problem Based Learning (PBL) scenario.

They are also working on the outline for their research paper about U.S. History.

 

 

 

“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 30-October 4, 2019

Classwork and Homework

September 30-October 4, 2019

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

Literature:

Read 250 pages

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 meeting days: be ready by reading the required amount, having the book with you, having your Literature Circle journal and three sticky notes with things about the book written on them

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 3 Thursday, October 10

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 3 A&B (correct on Thursday)

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 3 C&D (correct on Tuesday)

            English Grammar:

Tuesday: Compound and complex sentences

Wednesday: Forming compound and complex sentences

 

Thursday: Fragments and Run-ons

Friday: Buddy study for unit test (test on Tuesday)

            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: Zec 8:1-8 or Luke 9: 46-50

Tuesday: Zec 8:20-23 or Luke 9: 51-56

Wednesday: Neh 2:1-8 or Mt 18: 1-10

Thursday: Neh 8: 1-12 or Luke 10: 1-12

Friday: Bar 1:15-22 or Luke 10: 13-16

                       

Social Studies:

            PBL on Three Worlds Meet: project phase  

Research Paper Thesis statement was due Thursday, September 26

 

 

Eighth Grade News September 23-27

Eighth Grade Newsletter

September 23-27, 2019

 

 

 

 

Thank you: Thank you to our awesome chaperones for the retreat: Josh Ruiz, Rob Rush, and Catherine Streeter. Thank you to Joan Williamson, our retreat leader, and to Trish and Daniel Prenosil, St. Joseph’s Youth Ministers. And thank you to Fr. Moore and Mr. Anderson for joining us, playing and praying with us,  and bringing lunch! Thank you to Christina Nichols for the delicious treats.

 

 

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 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 have our first quiz on Wednesday. We will also begin to discuss work, power and simple machines.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classwork and Homework September 23-27, 2019

Classwork and Homework

September 23-27, 2019

 

Literature:

Read 250 pages

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 Sign up

Silent reading

 

Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test on Lesson 2 Thursday, September 26

Tuesday: Latin II lesson 2 C&D (correct on Tuesday)

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 3 A&B

            English Grammar:

None this week

            Writing: Knights of Columbus Essay…as soon as I can access the information

           

Religion:

          Bulletin Board for First Floor: Joyful Mysteries

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

                        None required this week

Social Studies:

            PBL on Three Worlds Meet

 

States and Capitals Test Wednesday, September 25

           

Research Paper Thesis statement due Thursday, September 26

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