Grade 8 Newsletters 2/27/2015

8A

   February 27, 2015

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –  Next week students will learn about the early Middle Ages.  Students will learn how Western Europe built a civilization based on Christian, Roman and Germanic ways. Students should expect a quiz at the end of the week.
Math:  (Miss Mantia) – Students will continue their work with the slope-intercept form of equations.  Students will learn how to identify S-I equations, rewrite to S-I form, and graph S-I equations.  They will also be able to use S-I equations to model a real-world situation such as base pay plus commission.  There will be a quiz next week.
Science:  (Ms. Gorham) –   Next week the students will begin their unit on Pressure.
We will discuss the effects of air pressure. The students will also receive their Lab Reports
and Heat and Temperature tests back.
ELA: (Mr. Pearl) – Next week, we will read the play “Twelve Angry Men” together in class. Also, students will finish work on their Personal Research Projects. Of course, students should be reading their “Book-Movie” books. See weekly assignment sheet for details.
Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will begin Chapter 7: I Negozi e il Mercato (The Stores and the Market). They will be learning the names of Italian specialty shops and some food products that can be purchased in each of them (pages 171 – 174).
Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying Palabras 2 in Chapter 8 dealing with additional health-related vocabulary.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will review the “to be” verbs, ser and estar. After their review, they will be quizzed on these two verbs. Following the quiz, they will be introduced to the object pronouns, me, te, and nos.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the alcohol unit by discussing the dangers of alcohol poisoning and completing a lesson from the National Institutes of Health on alcohol addiction.
Health (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on alcohol.  They will be working in small groups on a class project dealing with the roles family members take on when there is a substance abuser in the family.  Students will also be using the “Drink Buster” goggles which simulates what it would be like to be impaired. Students  will be engaging in fine motor and gross motor activities while using these goggles.   

 

8B

 February 27, 2015

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, students worked on section 4.6 (slope-intercept form).   After completing 4.6, we will complete section 4.5 (direct variation), and we will have a quiz on 4.5 and 4.6 next week.
Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – We are beginning our unit of study on medieval Europe.  Students will study the fall of the Roman Empire and how the creation of new kingdoms brought the Europeans out of the Dark Ages.  Students should expect a quiz at the end of the week.
ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – Students should be finishing their sonnets by the end of this week.  The final draft of the sonnet is due on Tuesday.  Students were given the rubric in class.  We will begin learning about the judicial system next week in preparation for reading Twelve Angry Men.
Science: (Mr. Marino) –  Monday we have an exam on Heat and Energy. Students are learning about the Law of Conservation of Mass and Energy. We are competing relevant labs that relate to the topic. Students are always welcome to stay after for extra help, or ot make a lab they may have missed if they were absent. Thanks!
Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will begin Chapter 7: I Negozi e il Mercato (The Stores and the Market). They will be learning the names of Italian specialty shops and some food products that can be purchased in each of them (pages 171 – 174).
Spanish: (Señora Barkley)Students will begin learning the difference between Ser and Estar. They will also begin a new project
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella)Next week, students will review the “to be” verbs, ser and estar. After their review, they will be quizzed on these two verbs. Following the quiz, they will be introduced to the object pronouns, me, te, and nos.
French: (Mme Abrams) – Students will continue studying how to use “C’est” vs. “Il est” in Lesson 20. On Wednesday, some French students of BHS teacher Mme Price will be performing for us in honor of National Foreign Language week.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the alcohol unit by discussing the dangers of alcohol poisoning and completing a lesson from the National Institutes of Health on alcohol addiction.
Health (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on alcohol.  They will be working in small groups on a class project dealing with the roles family members take on when there is a substance abuser in the family.  Students will also be using the “Drink Buster” goggles which simulates what it would be like to be impaired. Students  will be engaging in fine motor and gross motor activities while using these goggles.  

8C

February 27, 2015

 

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week we will continue studying the slope-intercept form of a linear equation.  We will also look at functions and relations.  This will include using the vertical line test to determine whether a graph of a relation is a function or not.  Function notation will also be discussed.
Social Studies: (Mrs. Bova) – Next week, students will discover that while some nobles, merchants, and artisans became wealthy at the time of the shoguns, the lives of women stayed restricted.  A quiz on Chapter 14 Section 3 will be given on Friday.
Reminder: Our Haiku Poetry Project is due on Tuesday. (Note:Ten points will be deducted for each day it is passed in late.)
Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week, students will complete their study of thermal energy with
several labs comparing the specific heat of several substances.  There will be a test on Heat and
Temperature next Wednesday.
ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) –  Next week we will continue to learn about William Shakespeare and his work.  Students will be reading and discussing some of his most famous sonnets, and they will get the opportunity to write their own original sonnets.
French: (Mme Pescatore) –  Students will continue studying how to use “C’est” vs. “Il est” in Lesson 20. On Wednesday, some French students of BHS teacher Mme Price will be performing for us in honor of National Foreign Language week.
Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying Palabras 2 in Chapter 8 dealing with additional health-related vocabulary.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will review the “to be” verbs, ser and estar. After their review, they will be quizzed on these two verbs. Following the quiz, they will be introduced to the object pronouns, me, te, and nos.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the alcohol unit by discussing the dangers of alcohol poisoning and completing a lesson from the National Institutes of Health on alcohol addiction.
Health (Ms. Eovine) –   Students will be finishing the unit on alcohol.  They will be working in small groups on a class project dealing with the roles family members take on when there is a substance abuser in the family.  Students will also be using the “Drink Buster” goggles which simulates what it would be like to be impaired. Students  will be engaging in fine motor and gross motor activities while using these goggles.  

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