Grade 8 Newsletters 3/17/2017

17 03 2017

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8A

March 17, 2017

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week the students will review and calculate: speed, distance, time, velocity and acceleration.  We continue to review for MCAS. Students have received their Heat and Temp tests back.

Math: (Ms. Mantia) – We will finish the final lesson of Chapter 4 on Monday.  Students will learn how functions relate to linear equations.  We will spend the rest of the week reviewing for the Chapter 4 test scheduled for Monday, March 27th.  The test has been rescheduled by two school days to allow for additional review in classes.  Students will receive the Chapter 4 Study Guide as well as two additional practice packets (Chapter 4 Practice Packet and 3 Methods of Graphing). For the test, students  need to know the three methods of graphing:  input-output tables, slope-intercept form, and x and y intercepts.  Students also need to know coordinate planes, scatter plots, slope, functions, and word problems.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies, students took the chapter 15 section 2 quiz on feudalism in medieval Europe. The next section that we began focuses on kingdoms and crusades and is packed full of important people and events. The quiz for section 3 will not be until the end of next week.

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos) – Next week students will start to work with their groups on their diversity project.  They will also be completing their Fahrenheit 451 research project presentations.  We will then start reading Part 1 of our novel.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) -Students will begin working on an autobiography project consisting of five topics with five sentences for each. Their sentences about family, school, house and activities along with illustrations or pictures will be included in a booklet. Students will receive two grades for the project, one for accuracy and the other for appearance.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will review Chapter 8 vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Following the review session, students will take their Chapter 8 Test. After the test, students will spend the remainder of the week exploring Chapter 9 vocabulary. Chapter 9 vocabulary covers activities at a beach and ski resort.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be contrasting SER and ESTAR. There will be quiz towards the end of the week on this topic. We will also work on autobiography projects (Fridays). Due date is tentatively April 7.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be continuing our work on Ser vs Estar and completing a mini project.

Health : (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will have a quiz on the violence prevention unit the first class meeting of the week.  The second class they will start their group drug projects.  

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be beginning the alcohol unit.  The first lesson will involve how alcohol is metabolised in the body, as well as the short and long term effects of alcohol use and dependence.

8B

March 17, 2017

Science: (Mr. Marino) – Students are learning about speed and acceleration. This unit involves a lot of math. Students will be quizzed more often. Please remember if your household has extra or old legos lying around, the MSMS Robotics Team would like to use them, please donate. Follow @MrMarinoScience on twitter, thanks 🙂

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – We will finish Part II of Fahrenheit 451 at the beginning of next week. Students should be reading and annotating over the weekend.  There will be a quiz on the vocabulary words for Part II on Tuesday. Words can be found on Google Classroom and the homework blog.  

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – Students will be studying the rise of new kingdoms in Europe, as well as, the development of courts and parliament within England and France.  Students will also examine the Magna Carta and understand it’s importance and influence on future documents in history.  

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students worked on 6.1 and 6.2 (inequalities), and they will have a quiz on this topic next Tuesday.  The x-box project is due on Monday.  It should include a cover page, answers to 8 questions, 2 tables and 3 graphs in final draft form.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) –  Students will begin working on an autobiography project consisting of five topics with five sentences for each. Their sentences about family, school, house and activities along with illustrations or pictures will be included in a booklet. Students will receive two grades for the project, one for accuracy and the other for appearance.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will review Chapter 8 vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Following the review session, students will take their Chapter 8 Test. After the test, students will spend the remainder of the week exploring Chapter 9 vocabulary. Chapter 9 vocabulary covers activities at a beach and ski resort.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be continuing our work on Ser vs Estar and completing a mini project.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be working on autobiography projects.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Latin students have been working through stage 16 in our books. Our research projects will be due at the end of next week, with presentations to happen in class the following week.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –   Students will have a quiz on the violence prevention unit the first class meeting of the week.  The second class they will start their group drug projects.  

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be beginning the alcohol unit.  The first lesson will involve how alcohol is metabolised in the body, as well as the short and long term effects of alcohol use and dependence.

8C

March 17, 2017

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Next week we will finish the debate unit.  Once the debate unit is completed, students will begin working in their groups on the diversity project.

Science: (Ms. Byrne) – This week we focused on unbalanced and balanced forces, and started studying the different types of friction.  Next week, we will continue on friction and possibly start work on gravity.  

Social Studies (Mrs. Volpe)- Students will continue their studies on medieval kingdoms and crusades. They will understand how the kingdoms of England established parliaments and how Russia’s rulers laid the foundations for its government. Students have been working diligently on their Medieval Europe projects. They are doing a great job.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week we will begin our unit on solving systems of linear equations.  Students will learn three methods of solving systems of equations:  the graphing method, the substitution method, and the elimination method.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be writing sentences for their autobiography project in school and will be gathering pictures for their projects at home.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be contrasting SER and ESTAR. There will be quiz towards the end of the week on this topic. We will also work on autobiography projects (Fridays). Due date is tentatively April 7.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will review Chapter 8 vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Following the review session, students will take their Chapter 8 Test. After the test, students will spend the remainder of the week exploring Chapter 9 vocabulary. Chapter 9 vocabulary covers activities at a beach and ski resort.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) –  Latin students have been working through stage 16 in our books. Our research projects will be due at the end of next week, with presentations to happen in class the following week.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will have a quiz on the violence prevention unit the first class meeting of the week.  The second class they will start their group drug projects.  

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –Students will be beginning the alcohol unit.  The first lesson will involve how alcohol is metabolised in the body, as well as the short and long term effects of alcohol use and dependence.

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