Grade 8 Newsletters 1/23/2015

 8A

January 23, 2015

 Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week we will continue our studies on Japan. Students will understand the cause and effects of the shoguns loss of power, and how Japan broke into warring kingdoms run by rulers known as daimyo.
Math:  (Miss Mantia) – Next week we will continue our work with scatter plots.  Students will learn how to create a graph of ordered pairs that represents two sets of data.  They will also draw trend lines that show if data is a positive, negative, or no correlation.  There will be a quiz on scatter plots.
Science:  (Ms. Gorham) –     Next week the students will be continuing their unit on
Heat and Temperature. They will focus on the differences between the two. We
will also discuss Kinetic and Potential energy.
ELA: (Mr. Pearl) – Next week we will continue our poetry unit. We will also begin a grammar unit on 17 rules for the use of the comma. Students will also be writing their “Boy-Girl” book reports. See weekly assignment sheet for details.

 

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students are learning to use three irregular verbs (pages 153 -158) in sentences. There will be a quiz on conjugating the three verbs (pages 154 and 156) on Thursday, January 29th.
Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying verbs like “gustar” and indirect object pronouns in chapter 8.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be watching the documentary “Pelotero,” which follows two young Dominican baseball players hoping to get signed to the MLB. This film will conclude our chapter on popular Hispanic sports. Toward the end of the week, students will begin to explore Chapter 8 vocabulary, which deals with emotions, illness, and the doctor’s office.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the unit on mental health and beginning the unit on alcohol.  Students will be looking at how alcohol is metabolised in the body with a focus on the cognitive impairment.

 

  8B

January 23, 2015

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students finished section 4.2 (graphing lines using a table of values).  On Wednesday, we started section 4.3 (graphing lines using x and y intercepts).  Next week, we will have a quiz on sections 4.2 and 4.3.  Following the quiz, we will begin section 4.4 (slope). 
Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) –  Students are continuing their study of feudalism and the samurai.  Students are studying the Bushido Code and Japan’s Shogun era.  Students should expect one vocabulary quiz next week and should use their presentation and vocabulary notes to help them prepare.
ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – We will finish Roll of Thunder next week with the reading of chapters 11 and 12.  Students will be given their writing assignment for the novel on Monday.  We will spend the end of the week reviewing the last half of the novel for the test on Monday, February 2.  We will also be working on the writing assignment throughout the week.
Science: (Mr. Marino) – This upcoming week students will continue learning about heat/energy and how it transfers through matter. Student will observe the rate at which heat moves through dense and less dense matter through labs and scientific inquiry based learning models.

 

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students are learning to use three irregular verbs (pages 153 – 158) in sentences. There will be a quiz on conjugating the three verbs (pages 154 and 156) on Thursday, January 29th.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be watching the documentary “Pelotero,” which follows two young Dominican baseball players hoping to get signed to the MLB. This film will conclude our chapter on popular Hispanic sports. Toward the end of the week, students will begin to explore Chapter 8 vocabulary, which deals with emotions, illness, and the doctor’s office.
French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be finishing up adjective agreement in Lesson 19 and can expect a lesson quiz. 
Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the unit on mental health and beginning the unit on alcohol.  Students will be looking at how alcohol is metabolised in the body with a focus on the cognitive impairment.

 

8C

January 23, 2015

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students have learned how to graph linear equations using tables.  They are currently studying how to graph linear equations by using x and y intercepts.  Next week we will finish this study, and students will be tested over 4.1 – 4.3, which also includes scatterplots.
Social Studies: (Mrs Bova) – Students will be completing the rough draft of their Religion Essay which is due on Wednesday, January 28th (typed, double spaced, and corrected in colored pen).  Next, students will be introduced to Medieval Japan, Chapter 14.  Students will learn how geography isolated Japan and shaped its people, who originally came from northeast Asia.  They will also discover how Prince Shotoku created Japan’s first constitution and that Shiinto became an important religion in Japan.
Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week students will continue their study of energy with several
labs evaluating the difference between heat and temperature.  On Wednesday, there will be a test
on types and forms of energy including transformation. This material is included in Chapter 5 of
Motion, Forces and Energy, a new textbook that was distributed this week.  This book should be
kept at home with the other two distributed earlier this year.
ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – The final copy of the book analysis is due Monday, and it must be uploaded to www.turnitin.com by 7:00 AM Monday.  Next week we will continue with the grammar unit on pronouns and return to working with the debate groups.  It is important everyone participate with their group and share the work load.

 

French: (Mme Pescatore) – French students will be finishing up adjective agreement in Lesson 19 and can expect a lesson quiz.
Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying verbs like “gustar” and indirect object pronouns in chapter 8. 
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be watching the documentary “Pelotero,” which follows two young Dominican baseball players hoping to get signed to the MLB. This film will conclude our chapter on popular Hispanic sports. Toward the end of the week, students will begin to explore Chapter 8 vocabulary, which deals with emotions, illness, and the doctor’s office.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the unit on mental health and beginning the unit on alcohol.  Students will be looking at how alcohol is metabolised in the body with a focus on the cognitive impairment.

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