Grade 8 Newsletters 3/18/2016

8A

March 18, 2016

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week the students will begin their unit on Force and Motion. We continue to work on MCAS.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies we worked on our medieval europe poster projects. On Monday we will present the projects, and continue with section 3 “Kingdoms and Crusades”. Students should expect a quiz towards the end of the week on 15-3.

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos) –   This week students chose debate topics as a class and then were able to pick which topic they would like to formally debate.  Next week students will continue to research their debate topics in groups in order to prepare for the debates.  They will also be writing their debate speeches in class.  Students will be focusing on stating their claim and provided evidence to support it, as well as learn how to refute the arguments put forward by their opponents team.  Finally, students should be reading their independent reading books to prepare for the group project that will be started in class.  This book must be read by Monday, March 28th.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be taking a quiz on expressions with and are used in sentences on Tuesday, March 22nd. Then they will be using the irregular verb potere (can, to be able to) on page 182 to express what they can and cannot do.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be watching a film in class. The film deals with health care and health insurance, which we discussed as part of our culture section for Chapter 8. After the movie, we will have a class discussion comparing and contrasting health care situations here in the United States with Spanish speaking countries.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be finishing ser/estar illustrated charts early in the week. These will be worth two grades (grammar and overall neatness/appearance). Afterwards, we will study the use and location of indirect object pronouns.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be finishing up Chapter 8 with ME, TE, NOS… pronouns with the verb “duele.”

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students are finishing up the alcohol unit by viewing a film about alcohol addiction and it’s impact on families.  We will then begin the unit on violence prevention with Officer Cross.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the “Dating violence Prevention” unit.  The focus will be on laws pertaining to crimes against a person and sexual crimes.  There will be a quiz the second class meeting of the week.

 

8B

March 18, 2016

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – Students completed the Verbal Phrases Unit this week with a unit test covering all three phrases.  Next week students will work with their groups to complete their diversity project.  Students have independent and group work to do for this assignment, and they should be working on it every night.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – This week, we will study the early development of the English and French Parliament.  Students will read excerpts from the Magna Carta and study the rise of new kingdoms.  A quiz will be given at the end of the week on Chapter 15.

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –   This week, students worked on sections 7.1 (solving systems using graphing), and 7.2 (solving systems using substitution).  On Friday, we had a quiz on 7.1 and 7.2.  Next week, we will work on section 7.3 (solving systems using the elimination method).

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be taking a quiz on expressions with andare used in sentences on Tuesday, March 22nd. Then they will be using the irregular verb potere (can, to be able to) on page 182 to express what they can and cannot do.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be watching a film in class. The film deals with health care and health insurance, which we discussed as part of our culture section for Chapter 8. After the movie, we will have a class discussion comparing and contrasting health care situations here in the United States with Spanish speaking countries.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be finishing up Chapter 8 with ME, TE, NOS… pronouns with the verb “duele.”

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students are studying vocabulary of city buildings and giving directions to locate places in Lesson 21.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students are finishing up the alcohol unit by viewing a film about alcohol addiction and it’s impact on families.  We will then begin the unit on violence prevention with Officer Cross.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will be finishing the “Dating violence Prevention” unit.  The focus will be on laws pertaining to crimes against a person and sexual crimes.  There will be a quiz the second class meeting of the week.

8C

March 18, 2016

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) –  Students did a great job this week with their debates. Next week classes will be working on the diversity project. The independent novel needs to be read by Tuesday. I will be collecting notes from the novel next week.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week students will learn how the wars between England and France weakened those countries’ economies, and how Catholicism united Spain.   

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – We will continue next week with our study of solving systems of equations.  Students have studied how to solve systems by using the graphing method and the substitution method.  Next week we will explore using the elimination method.

Science: (Mr. Hickman) – Next week, students will perform several labs  measuring and evaluating air and water pressure.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be able to give their address in French and will be able to ask for and give simple directions on how to get to a place.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be finishing ser/estar illustrated charts early in the week. These will be worth two grades (grammar and overall neatness/appearance). Afterwards, we will study the use and location of indirect object pronouns.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be watching a film in class. The film deals with health care and health insurance, which we discussed as part of our culture section for Chapter 8. After the movie, we will have a class discussion comparing and contrasting health care situations here in the United States with Spanish speaking countries.

Latin: (Mr. Finnigan) – Students will be finishing lesson 8 and will then begin reviewing lessons 5-8 for a quest on this material during the following week (on Weds., 3/30). A quiz on list 8 vocabulary will be given on Weds., 3/23. Please also be looking for your child to be working on his/her term project, which is due Thurs., 3/31. The last day to work on projects in class will be Thurs., 3/24.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students are finishing up the alcohol unit by viewing a film about alcohol addiction and it’s impact on families.  We will then begin the unit on violence prevention with Officer Cross.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –   Students will be finishing the “Dating violence Prevention” unit.  The focus will be on laws pertaining to crimes against a person and sexual crimes.  There will be a quiz the second class meeting of the week.

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