Grade 8 Newsletters 4/6/2018

6 04 2018

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Dear Parents,

Term 3 Ends – Grades for Term 3 ends today Friday, April 6.  Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, April 13th.

MCAS DATES – 2018:

May 8th and May 9th – Math – Grades 6, 7 and 8

May 16th and May 17th – Science – Grade 8

April School Vacation: April 16-20

We’re looking for Substitute Cafeteria Workers!  Must be available on an as-needed basis to work in all Burlington schools.  Hours are generally 10am-1pm, but can vary depending on school. Must be reliable, flexible, and able to work in a team environment.

Pay is $12.00 per hour.  Apply online at https://goo.gl/DNUCo3 or contact Karen Damaso at 781-270-1756.

Noreen Abati

Team Leader

8A

April 6, 2018

Math: (Miss Mantia) – Students are working on their group business project.  Students are “opening a business,” writing business plans, writing equations, and graphing revenues, costs, and profits.  The project is worth one test grade. Students have class work and homework every day for the project. Students have received a business packet with the schedule, all due dates, responsibilities, and grading rubrics.  The packet should be coming home every single night and returning to school the next day. I encourage parents to look at the packet with their child and discuss work the student has completed thus far. Projects are due Thursday, April 12th at the end of class.

Science: (Mrs. Gorham)–  Next. week the the students will complete their Poster Boards for their Open House Project. We will then continue our force and motion unit. We will focus on forces, speed, velocity and acceleration. We continue to work on MCAS review.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies, students kicked it into high gear and finished up their big medieval Europe poster projects. On Friday they began presenting their projects in class and showing off all the hard work they put into them. These projects will be on display at open house. Next week, we will finish presenting and start reading the last section of medieval Europe.

ELA: (Ms. Chau) –  Next week, the students will be starting their poetry unit and working on various types of poetry in class. We will resume grammar with adjectives and adverbs.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be finishing their autobiography projects which are due on Wednesday, April 11th.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will have a Binder Check that will count as a quiz grade on Quarter 4. This binder check will ensure that students have all the necessary materials in the correct order to prepare for their upcoming Final Exam in May. After, students will continue to work with Chapter 9, Words 1 Vocabulary about summer activities and weather.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Next week as we start Term 4, we will be finishing our autobiography projects and finishing the grammar (indirect object pronoun usage) in Chapter 8 as well. !Buenas vacaciones!

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be continuing our work on SER vs. ESTAR and begin a project that will be due after April vacation.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the unit on harmful substances by presenting their drug categories and then discussing how a town like Burlington might be impacted if harmful drug use increased here.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will continue the dating violence prevention unit.  The focus will be on the laws around crimes against a person and sexual offenses.  Students will have a quiz at the end of the unit the following week.

8B

April 6, 2018

ELA: (Mr. Balsamo) – This week, we finished reading Fahrenheit 451. We will have our F451 test on Wed. In addition, the F451 project will be due on April 27th (rubrics were distributed this week.) Next week, we will continue our reviews on poetry and debate.     

Science: (Follow @MrMarinoScience) – The quiz on Newton has been moved to this week. Students will be learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, students continued working on chapter 10 in the textbook.  Next week, we will work on sections 10.5-10.7 (scientific notation).

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be finishing their autobiography projects which are due on Wednesday, April 11th.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will have a Binder Check that will count as a quiz grade on Quarter 4. This binder check will ensure that students have all the necessary materials in the correct order to prepare for their upcoming Final Exam in May. After, students will continue to work with Chapter 9, Words 1 Vocabulary about summer activities and weather.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be continuing our work on SER vs. ESTAR and begin a project that will be due after April vacation.

French: (Mme Abrams) –  French students will be finishing their autobiography projects as well as finishing the vocabulary from Lesson 21.  Bonnes vacances!

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – On Monday, students will be starting their Roman culture projects. We will be working on those for a few weeks while continuing to read chapter 7 of the book.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the unit on harmful substances by presenting their drug categories and then discussing how a town like Burlington might be impacted if harmful drug use increased here.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will continue the dating violence prevention unit.  The focus will be on the laws around crimes against a person and sexual offenses.  Students will have a quiz at the end of the unit the following week.

8C

April 6, 2018

Science: (Ms. Byrne) – This week we started our Force and Motion Unit, focusing on what is motion, points of reference, speed and velocity.  Next week, we will continue exploring speed and velocity, and finishing our Create Your Own Lab Projects.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –  Students will continue to learn about Italian city-states and how they began a rebirth of learning and art in Europe.  They will also understand how Italy’s location helped it grow wealthy from trade and banking.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week we will be studying exponents and scientific notation.  This includes the product of powers property, quotient of powers property, zero and negative exponents, and all the aspects of scientific notation (reading, writing, and performing operations with scientific notation).

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – I am very proud of the hard work students exhibited this week while taking the ELA MCAS!

The independent novel and notes are due on Monday.  Next week students will be working in groups to complete the diversity project.  

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be finishing their autobiography projects which will be due on Wednesday, April 11th. They are also working in Lesson 21 and will have a quiz on the places in town vocabulary on pages 190 and 191 on Thursday, April 12th.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Next week as we start Term 4, we will be finishing our autobiography projects and finishing the grammar (indirect object pronoun usage) in Chapter 8 as well. !Buenas vacaciones!

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will have a Binder Check that will count as a quiz grade on Quarter 4. This binder check will ensure that students have all the necessary materials in the correct order to prepare for their upcoming Final Exam in May. After, students will continue to work with Chapter 9, Words 1 Vocabulary about summer activities and weather.

Latin (Mr. Walsh) – On Monday, students will be starting their Roman culture projects. We will be working on those for a few weeks while continuing to read chapter 7 of the book.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the unit on harmful substances by presenting their drug categories and then discussing how a town like Burlington might be impacted if harmful drug use increased here.
Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will continue the dating violence prevention unit.  The focus will be on the laws around crimes against a person and sexual offenses.  Students will have a quiz at the end of the unit the following week.

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