Grade 8 Newsletters 1/29/2016

8A

January 29, 2016

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week we will continue our unit on Heat and Temperature.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – Next week in Social Studies we will be starting section 3 of Japan.

Math: (Ms. Mantia) – Students will learn how the slope of a line represents a rate of change such as pay per hour.  Students will learn how to identify slopes as positive, negative, zero, or undefined. They will also learn how to calculate the slope using a graph or formula.  There will be a quiz at the end of the week.

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos) –  Next week we will finish the first half of our book Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry.  There will be a test on the first six chapters next Friday, 2/12.  In addition, we will be wrapping up our grammar unit on pronouns.  Finally, students should be working on their rough draft for their book report, which is due on Tuesday, 2/9.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students are learning how to use idiomatic expressions with three irregular verbs from pages 153 to 157. There will be a quiz on using these verbs and expressions in sentences on Thursday, February, 4th.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will finish the baseball documentaries we have been viewing and discussing in class. Following the films, students will create rough drafts of their Chapter 7 essays. After the essays are proofread, students will type their final copies.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be completing study of verbs like gustar. We will then start our Chapter 7 review.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will begin learning about verbs like GUSTAR, ABURRIR and INTERESAR with a quiz planned for the end of the week.

Health: (Mrs. Fay & Ms. Eovine) – Students will finish the unit n mental health.  The focus will be on warning signs of depression and suicide.

 

8B

January 29, 2016

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron)-  We will finish acting Twelve Angry Men on Monday.  Students will work on review questions of the play on Tuesday, and we will have a unit test on the entire play on Wednesday.  Students should study their vocabulary words over the weekend for the vocabulary quiz on Monday.  Also, students should be finishing up their independent reading books. Students will be given a formal writing assignment next week.

Science:  (Mr. Marino) – Next week students will be conducting labs about motion and forces of kinetic and potential energy. They can expect a quiz at some point.

Math:  (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students finished section 4.4 (slope) and had a quiz on section 4.4.  Following the quiz, we began section 4.6 (slope-intercept form), and we will continue to work on this section next week.    

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – We are completing our unit of study on Japan on Monday.  Students will be having their final quiz on medieval Japan Wednesday and should review their presentation and vocabulary notes.  We will be watching clips from the Last Samurai in class on Monday as a way to bring the history from our text alive.  Students will be able to see what Japan was like during the Samurai era.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students are learning how to use idiomatic expressions with three irregular verbs from pages 153 to 157. There will be a quiz on using these verbs and expressions in sentences on Thursday, February, 4th.

Spanish:  (Señora Barkley) – Students will begin learning about verbs like GUSTAR, ABURRIR and INTERESAR with a quiz planned for the end of the week.

Spanish:  (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will finish the baseball documentaries we have been viewing and discussing in class. Following the films, students will create rough drafts of their Chapter 7 essays. After the essays are proofread, students will type their final copies.

French:  (Mme Abrams) – French students will continue working in Lesson 20 on colors and adjectives that precede nouns.

Health:  (Mrs. Fay & Ms. Eovine) –  Students will finish the unit n mental health.  The focus will be on warning signs of depression and suicide.

 

8C

January 29, 2016

ELA:  (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Students will finish researching and write the rough draft of their research paper next week.  We will continue to read and discuss the novel ROT.  It is extremely important that students keep up with the assigned reading.  

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –  Next week we will be working on our Poster Projects and students will be learning about European kingdoms and the Crusades.

Math:  (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students will be tested Monday over using scatterplots, graphing linear equations by using x-y tables, and graphing linear equations using x and y intercepts.  Then we will begin our study of how to find the slope of a line.

Science:  (Mr. Hickman) –  Students are continuing their studies on heat and temperature next week.

French:  (Mme Pescatore) – French students will continue working in Lesson 20 on colors and adjectives that precede nouns.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be completing study of verbs like gustar. We will then start our Chapter 7 review.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will finish the baseball documentaries we have been viewing and discussing in class. Following the films, students will create rough drafts of their Chapter 7 essays. After the essays are proofread, students will type their final copies.

Latin:  (Mr. Finnigan) – Next week will begin with a quiz on first declension nouns and the nominative case (subject; predicate nominative) on Monday, 2/1. Following the quiz, students will be reviewing present tense verbs of the first conjugation, the concept of subject-verb agreement, and the accusative of direct object. A quiz on vocabulary list #2 will be given on Friday, 2/5. Extra help is available for any student who needs or wants it on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 2:30.

Health:  (Mrs. Fay & Ms. Eovine) – Students will finish the unit n mental health.  The focus will be on warning signs of depression and suicide.

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