Grade 8 Newsletters 1/16/2015

 

8A

January 16, 2015

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week we will continue our studies on Early Japan and how its mountains have shaped its history.  We will also be working on our Japan Poster Projects.

Science:  (Ms. Gorham) –    Next week the students will begin their unit on Heat and Temperature. We will Temperatures focus on heat transfers and phase changes. Students will receive their mid miMid-Year mid    mid – term assessments back also.

ELA: (Mr. Pearl) – Next week we will finish our work on sonnets and begin a unit on other types of poetry. Our grammar focus will be on subject-verb agreement. The students should be reading their independent reading books. See weekly assignment sheet for details.
Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning three commonly used irregular verbs used in idiomatic expressions (pages 152 – 155): stare (to stay or to feel), dare (to give) and fare (to make or to do). They will learn how to conjugate these verbs (page 156).
Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will continue study of present tense o to ue stem-changing verbs. There will be one quiz on the meanings of 9 of those type of verbs and another quiz on verb conjugation.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will take a practice test during the first class of the week on Chapter 7 to help them review for their upcoming test. The Chapter 7 test will be given on Wednesday 1/21 for 8A & 8B, and on Thursday 1/22 for 8C. The last class of the week will be spent switching to the Buen Viaje 1B textbook, and introducing Chapter 8 vocabulary. Extra help will be available after school on Tuesday 1/20 for the Chapter 7 test!
Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be continuing the unit on mental health by viewing a video about two young people’s experience with clinical depression.  Our discussion will focus on preventing stigma, need for proper treatment, and recovery.

 

8B

January 16, 2015

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –This week, students began chapter 4 in the textbook.  We worked on section 4.1(graphing points and scatterplots) and section 4.2 (graphing linear equations using a table of values).  Next week, we will work on section 4.3 (graphing lines using x,y intercepts), and we will have a quiz on section 4.2-4.3.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) –  Next week, we will begin studying the emergence of the shogun era in medieval Japan.  Students will study the rise of feudal lords, daimyo and the samurai.  They should expect one vocabulary quiz on Chapter 14, Section 2 next week.

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – We will finish reading Roll of Thunder next week.  Students will finish their group research project and will begin working on the writing assignment for the novel.  Students should expect a test on the second half of the book the week after next.  A study guide will be given in class. 

Science: (Mr. Marino) – Students will move into a new unit. We will examine how heat transfers and how heat affects matter at the molecular level.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning three commonly used irregular verbs used in idiomatic expressions (pages 152 – 155): stare (to stay or to feel), dare (to give) and fare (to make or to do). They will learn how to conjugate these verbs (page 156).

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will take a practice test during the first class of the week on Chapter 7 to help them review for their upcoming test. The Chapter 7 test will be given on Wednesday 1/21 for 8A & 8B, and on Thursday 1/22 for 8C. The last class of the week will be spent switching to the Buen Viaje 1B textbook, and introducing Chapter 8 vocabulary. Extra help will be available after school on Tuesday 1/20 for the Chapter 7 test!

Spanish: (Sra. Barkley) – Students will be learning “gustar” verbs this week.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be working with descriptive adjectives in Lesson 19.

 Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be continuing the unit on mental health by viewing a video about two young people’s experience with clinical depression.  Our discussion will focus on preventing stigma, need for proper treatment, and recovery.

 

8C

January 16, 2015

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week students will continue with graphing linear equations using tables and quick graphs of linear equations using intercepts.  Students will be given a quiz on graphing linear equations using tables.

Social Studies: (Mrs Bova) – Next week, students will begin writing the rough draft of their religion essay project.  Students will be using the MLA format when writing this essay. The essay will compare and contrast the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Instructions and guidelines will be explained and a copy given to each student.

 Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week, students will begin their study of thermal energy with several labs

determining the difference between heat and temperature.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) –   Students have begun working with their debate team.  Next week classes will continue to research and work together to plan out their speeches.

The independent novel needs to be finished by Tuesday.  Students will write the book analysis rough draft in class next week. 

French: (Mme Pescatore) – French students will be working with descriptive adjectives in Lesson 19.

 Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will continue study of present tense o to ue stem-changing verbs. There will be one quiz on the meanings of 9 of those type of verbs and another quiz on verb conjugation.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will take a practice test during the first class of the week on Chapter 7 to help them review for their upcoming test. The Chapter 7 test will be given on Wednesday 1/21 for 8A & 8B, and on Thursday 1/22 for 8C. The last class of the week will be spent switching to the Buen Viaje 1B textbook, and introducing Chapter 8 vocabulary. Extra help will be available after school on Tuesday 1/20 for the Chapter 7 test!

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be continuing the unit on mental health by viewing a video about two young people’s experience with clinical depression.  Our discussion will focus on preventing stigma, need for proper treatment, and recovery.

 

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