Grade 8 Newsletter 10/31/14

8A

        October 31, 2014

Math: (Ms. Mantia)  – Next week students will continue work with distributive property.  Students will learn how to use the distributive property to simplify variable expressions that include positives, negatives, addition, subtraction, and multi-steps.  Students will also receive a brief introduction to how we can use the distributive property to model real-world situations.  There will be a quiz on Monday.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week  we will be studying China. We will be learning how Chinese rulers brought peace, order, and growth to China.  Students will compare and contrast the major ideas within the religions of Buddhism and Confucianism.

Science: (Ms. Gorham) – In physical science we started the study of Chemistry in full swing. We are learning about solute, solvent, solution, and types of mixtures. We are mastering our knowledge of element, atom, and compounds.

ELA: (Mr. Pearl) – Next week we will finish our ROTHMC character sketches. We will also  present our ROTHMC research projects. Our grammar focus will be a cumulative unit on the parts of speech. See weekly assignment sheet for details.

 

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will continue to use house vocabulary from Chapter 5 in readings, dialogs, questions and answers and other activities. There will be a quiz at the end of the week.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying vocabulary of the house in Palabras 2 as well as ordinal numbers in Chapter 6. A quiz on the vocabulary will be scheduled.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be learning how to create expressions using “tener que + infinitive” and “ir a + infinitive.” They will also be learning how to use possessive adjectives in their writing.

Latin: (Mr. Sullivan)- Students  will now do sentences with relative clauses in Latin, translating them into English; they will then read and be quizzed on the chapter “Celts: Friend or Foe?”; and students will continue translating sentences from Latin into English.

Health: (Ms. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the digital citizen unit by creating role plays based on characters we have discussed in class.  The focus will be to show the powerful opportunities bystanders have to positively impact many bullying situations.

 

8B

October 31, 2014

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, students finished section 2.7 (division with variables), and began working on section 2.8 (probability).  Next week, we will finish section 2.8, and we will have a quiz on sections 2.6-2.8.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – Students have finished up their study of the African slave trade and will be having a Chapter 13 test on Thursday, November 6th.  There will be a review session Wednesday after school.  Students should study their vocabulary and presentation notes to help them prepare.

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – We will continue to do research on our culture starting Monday in class.  Students should complete their interviews by Wednesday, and we will be learning how to write that paper toward the end of the week.  Students should be reading their novels and preparing their presentations that will take place on the 20th.

Science: (Mr. Marino)–  This week we worked more with atoms in the molecular level. Students are understanding how the out shell of an atom dictates if the atom will bond with another. Additionally, students should prepare for a reading quiz MONDAY on chapter 1 section 1 in their chemistry books.

 

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will continue to use house vocabulary from Chapter 5 in readings, dialogs, questions and answers and other activities. There will be a quiz at the end of the week.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be learning how to create expressions using “tener que + infinitive” and “ir a + infinitive.” They will also be learning how to use possessive adjectives in their writing.

Spanish: (Sra. Barkley) – Students will be working on the verb TENER as well as TENER + QUE + INFINITIVE expressions. They will also begin their LA FAMILIA projects.

French: (Mme Abrams) – There will be a Unit Test on Lessons 13-16 on Monday. Afterwards, we will begin Lesson 17, learning how to describe people.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the digital citizen unit by creating role plays based on characters we have discussed in class.  The focus will be to show the powerful opportunities bystanders have to positively impact many bullying situations

8C

October 31, 2014

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week we will finish looking at division of real numbers.  We will spend a day reviewing and have a test Wednesday or Thursday over 2.5 – 2.7.  This will include the distributive property as well as multiplication and division of real numbers.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Bova) – Next week we will compare the Sui, Tang and, Song Dynasties and how Chinese rulers brought peace, order, and growths to China. We learn about Buddhism and the New Confucian Ideas.

Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week, students will continue their study of the characteristics of matter with several labs testing physical and chemical changes and reactions.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – A working bibliography for the research paper is due on Monday.  Students received review questions for the novel, and as a class we will review Monday.  The test on the novel will be on Wednesday.

Next week we will go over what a thesis statement is and how to properly write one.

 

French: (Mme Pescatore) – There will be a Unit Test on Lessons 13-16 on Monday. Afterwards, we will begin Lesson 17, learning how to describe people.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying vocabulary of the house in Palabras 2 as well as ordinal numbers in Chapter 6. A quiz on the vocabulary will be scheduled.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be learning how to create expressions using “tener que + infinitive” and “ir a + infinitive.” They will also be learning how to use possessive adjectives in their writing.

Latin: (Mr. Sullivan) – Students will now do sentences in Latin, translating them into English; students will then read and be quizzed on the chapter  “Celts: Friend or Foe?”; and students will continue translating sentences from Latin into English.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the digital citizen unit by creating role plays based on characters we have discussed in class.  The focus will be to show the powerful opportunities bystanders have to positively impact many bullying situations.

 

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