8th Grade Newsletters 3/31/2017

31 03 2017

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8A

March 31, 2017

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week the students will begin their Science Lab Project. Students will work in groups and create their own labs start to finish. This will be a two week Project. A majority of the lab will be done in class. Students will continue to have regular homework and continue to prepare for MCAS.

Math: (Ms. Mantia) – There will be a chapter 5 test on Friday.   Students need to know how to write equations using:  slope and y-intercept, graph, slope and a point, two points.  Students also need to know how to write and graph revenues, costs, and profit equations for a business.  Students will receive a Chapter 5 study guide with practice problems on Tuesday.  Students should be able to solve every problem on this study guide in preparation for the test.

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos): On Monday, students will continue to prepare for the ELA MCAS exam, which they will take on Tuesday and Wednesday.  In addition, they will finish reading Part One of the novel Fahrenheit 451 and we will discuss the similarities between the society in the book and our world today.   There will be a test on Part One the following week.  

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies we finished up reading chapter 15 section 4 “Church and Society”. Next week will be the beginning of our medieval Europe poster projects and have a midweek quiz on section 4!

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be writing the sentences from their rough drafts into their autobiography booklets. They will include pictures to go with each sentence and title page. The due date will be Wednesday, April 12th.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be introduced to vocabulary from Chapter 9, Words 2. These words consist of vocabulary used at a ski resort, as well as winter weather terms. Students should expect a quiz at the end of the week!

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be finishing up their autobiography projects. We will also begin Chapter 9 Palabras 1, vocabulary of summer weather activities.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be finishing Chapter 8 with an Oral and Written Test.

Health : (Ms. Eovine) –  Students began the second part of the Harmful Substance unit.  They will be working in small groups working on a drug project.  The groups will be assigned a drug category.  They will be given websites to visit for research and a rubric so they know what to include and grading standards.  

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the alcohol unit by looking at the influences on people choosing whether to drink or not.  We will also look at the impact of alcohol dependence.

8B

March 31, 2017

Science: (Mr. Marino) – We have been working on Newton’s three laws of motion, Monday we will learn the 3rd law. Students can expect a quiz mid week. This quiz will be the first quiz grade for the 4th quarter.

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – We just took the unit test on Fahrenheit 451. On Monday we’ll continue to go over some tips and tricks for the MCAS test.  We took a practice test on Wednesday of this week to help familiarize students with the new format and content. Students will be taking the new ELA MCAS on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. We ask that students get plenty of rest, eat a nutritious breakfast, and arrive to school on time.  The final project for 451 is due on Friday.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – We have begun our study on the new religious orders that began in medieval Europe.  We will also be studying the Inquisition, as well as, the architecture of Gothic and Romanesque cathedrals.  Students should expect one more quiz before vacation on Chapter 15, Section 4.  Next week, we will begin research on the Europe group projects.  

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students finished section 7.2 (solving systems using the substitution method), and they took a quiz on sections 7.1 and 7.2.  Next week, we will work on section 7.3 (solving systems using the combination method), and 7.5 (systems).  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be writing the sentences from their rough drafts into their autobiography booklets. They will include pictures to go with each sentence and title page. The due date will be Wednesday, April 12th.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be introduced to vocabulary from Chapter 9, Words 2. These words consist of vocabulary used at a ski resort, as well as winter weather terms. Students should expect a quiz at the end of the week!

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be finishing Chapter 8 with an Oral and Written Test.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be working in Lesson 21, studying vocabulary of the city, learning a bit about French history, and identifying Parisian monuments.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Following presentations on their research projects, 8th grade Latin students will be returning to our book and beginning the stories set in the Roman Province of Egypt.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students began the second part of the Harmful Substance unit.  They will be working in small groups working on a drug project.  The groups will be assigned a drug category.  They will be given websites to visit for research and a rubric so they know what to include and grading standards.  

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the alcohol unit by looking at the influences on people choosing whether to drink or not.  We will also look at the impact of alcohol dependence.

8C

March 31, 2017

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Students completed a MCAS practice test this week to help prepare for next week’s ELA MCAS test.  Next week students will continue to read Fahrenheit 451 and discuss in class.  I plan on having many discussion groups while reading this novel, therefore; it is very important that students keep up with the reading assignments and completing the reading logs.

Science: (Ms. Byrne) – This week students got some exercise with our Speed Challenge Lab, where we timed each student hopping, walking backwards, walking regular and speed walking.  We have a velocity calculation quiz on Friday, 3/31/17.  Next week, we will be studying and calculating acceleration.

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.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students are continuing studies of the three methods for solving systems of equations.  They are also learning what graphs look like when a system of equations has no solution or infinitely many solutions.  Systems of equations can be applied to real life situations as seen in word problems.  Students will be tested late in the week next week on systems of equations.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be completing their autobiography projects.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be finishing up their autobiography projects. We will also begin Chapter 9 Palabras 1, vocabulary of summer weather activities.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be introduced to vocabulary from Chapter 9, Words 2. These words consist of vocabulary used at a ski resort, as well as winter weather terms. Students should expect a quiz at the end of the week!

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) –  Following presentations on their research projects, 8th grade Latin students will be returning to our book and beginning the stories set in the Roman Province of Egypt.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students began the second part of the Harmful Substance unit.  They will be working in small groups working on a drug project.  The groups will be assigned a drug category.  They will be given websites to visit for research and a rubric so they know what to include and grading standards.  

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the alcohol unit by looking at the influences on people choosing whether to drink or not.  We will also look at the impact of alcohol dependence.

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