Grade 8 Newsletters 4/27/2018

27 04 2018

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Dear Parents,

MCAS DATES – 2018:

May 9th and May 10th – Math – Grades 6, 7 and 8

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

Spring Open House –  All parents are invited to the annual Spring Open House on the evening of Wednesday, May 2nd from 7-8:30 p.m. All middle school teachers will be present to greet visitors and acquaint them with their curriculum  areas. Students work will be featured through the classrooms and corridors of the middle school. Students should not attend the Open House unless accompanied by a parent.

Important Dates

Vaudeville –  June 19 – 6:30 pm

Canobie Lake – Grade 8 – June 13 * (Rain date June 14)

Final Fling Dance – Grade 8 – June 22 – 7:30 pm

Grade 8 Graduation – June 25 – 7:00 pm

Last day of school –  June 26 – Half day

Grade 8 yearbook – The cost this year is $20. Homeroom teachers will be collecting.

Grade 8 Final Fling Dance – Mrs. Abati will be talking with students and sending home information very soon.

Due to popular demand School Resource Officer Keith Sheppard will lead a repeat discussion on vaping Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Burlington High School Cafeteria.

Mother’s Day Gifts – Yankee Candles make great gifts for Mom’s, Aunts and Grandmothers. Order by May 1, on our website for Mother’s Day delivery. SPECIAL- FREE SHIPPING  April 26 thru April 29 on orders of $40 or more. Visit our site at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com use Group #990006614

A percentage of proceeds to benefit Adopt A Class’s 2023 & 2029.  Thank you for your support!

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 27, 2018

Math: (Miss Mantia) – Students have a word problem flip card due on Monday.  This will count as a quiz grade. Students will write a word problem and a corresponding answer key.  The answer key must include the equation, table, and graph. Students had time in class to start the card on Friday.  For the rest of the week, we will continue our MCAS prep. Students will continue to receive MCAS packets for review. Topics include Algebra, Systems, Functions, Exponents and Scientific Notation, Pythagorean Theorem, and Geometry.  The Math MCAS is Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th.

Science: (Mrs. Gorham)–  Next  week the students will be continuing their unit on Force and Motion. There will be a quiz on Thursday May 3 on speed and velocity. We have completed the MCAS packet for Life Science. The MCAS packet for Earth Science is due Thursday May 3rd. We continue to complete Jognog and review for the MCAS exam.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies, students finished up learning about the Black Death, the deadly plague that killed almost two thirds of Europe’s population! We finished the week with a quiz, and will have the corresponding binder check next week.

ELA: (Ms. Chau) –  Next week, students will be given a book report (BR) packet explaining their BR project. I will try to have check-in dates to see how they doing with their reading. For next week, we will be begin our new novel unit on Fahrenheit 451. We’ll also be going over articles, proper adjectives, comparative, and superlative adjectives for grammar.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning how to use the irregular verb andare (to go) in order to express how to get to various places (pages 176 – 180). Their quiz on food shops and products (pages 171 – 175) will be at the end of the week.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will take a quiz on Chapter 9, Words 2 on Wednesday. Following the quiz, students will learn how to express the preterite tense in Spanish.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be completing Chapter 8 with listening and written tests.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be finishing up Chapter 8 and learning about Object Pronouns. Students will begin preparing for a Chapter 8 Oral.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be working with School Resource Officer Keith Sheppard to learn about the laws that protect us from abuse or harassment.  The focus of the unit is how to keep relationships healthy, but also how adults are working to keep youth safe.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will begin the unit on Human Sexuality/  The focus will be on social, emotional, and physical changes the body goes through during the teen and young adult years.  Students will also learn anatomically correct terms for male and female reproductive systems.

 

8B

April 27, 2018

ELA: (Mr. Balsamo) – This week in ELA, students submitted their Fahrenheit 451 project, reviewed sentence structure, and started working on our debate group work. We will prepare for the debate speeches next week.

Science: (Follow @MrMarinoScience) – Student will observe demonstrations associated with Newton’s Laws of Motion and create 2D models explaining the invisible forces acting on objects in motion.

Social Studies (Mrs. DiSipio):   We will begin our unit on the Renaissance Monday.  Students will study how the Italian city-states grew wealthy and used their riches to bring a rebirth of art and literature to Europe.  Students should expect a quiz on this material by the end of the week.

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, students completed week 1 or our ‘mcas review.’  We will continue the mcas review next week in preparations of the math mcas on Wed, May 10, and Thurs, May 11.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning how to use the irregular verb andare (to go) in order to express how to get to various places (pages 176 – 180). Their quiz on food shops and products (pages 171 – 175) will be at the end of the week.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will take a quiz on Chapter 9, Words 2 on Tuesday. Following the quiz, students will learn how to express the preterite tense in Spanish.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be finishing up Chapter 8 and learning about Object Pronouns. Students will begin preparing for a Chapter 8 Oral.

French: (Mme Abrams) –  French students will be working in Lesson 22, studying the verb ALLER and learning to recognize monuments and iconic places within Paris.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Latin students will begin the week by presenting their projects on Roman culture. After that, we will be beginning Chapter VIII in our book.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be working with School Resource Officer Keith Sheppard to learn about the laws that protect us from abuse or harassment.  The focus of the unit is how to keep relationships healthy, but also how adults are working to keep youth safe.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will begin the unit on Human Sexuality/  The focus will be on social, emotional, and physical changes the body goes through during the teen and young adult years.  Students will also learn anatomically correct terms for male and female reproductive systems.

8C

April 27, 2018

Science: (Ms. Byrne) – This week we created and interpreted distance vs. time graphs to find speed and changes in motion.  Next week we will be covering types of forces and acceleration. Looking forward to seeing parents and students at the Spring Open House on May 2!

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –  Students are finishing their Canvas presentations. I am very proud of their hard work.  They did an outstanding job. Next week we will continue our studies on the Renaissance and how humanist ideas evolved and how they spread.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week we will study Chapter 9: “Data Analysis and Displays”.  Students will be quizzed over these sections. We will also begin MCAS review.  Math MCAS will be given on

May 9th – May 10th.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – The beginning of next week students will complete the debate unit.  We will then begin the unit on Fahrenheit 451.  I will introduce the unit with some background information on the novel as well.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be completing work in Lesson 21 and will be preparing for a quiz on the entire lesson.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be completing Chapter 8 with listening and written tests.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will take a quiz on Chapter 9, Words 2 on Wednesday. Following the quiz, students will learn how to express the preterite tense in Spanish.

Latin (Mr. Walsh) – Latin students will begin the week by presenting their projects on Roman culture. After that, we will be beginning Chapter VIII in our book.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be working with School Resource Officer Keith Sheppard to learn about the laws that protect us from abuse or harassment.  The focus of the unit is how to keep relationships healthy, but also how adults are working to keep youth safe.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will begin the unit on Human Sexuality/  The focus will be on social, emotional, and physical changes the body goes through during the teen and young adult years.  Students will also learn anatomically correct terms for male and female reproductive systems.

 

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