Grade 8 Newsletters 3/20/2015

8A

March 20, 2015

Math: (Ms. Mantia) – Students will take the PARCC test in mathematics next Thursday and Friday.  Each student received a Finish Line workbook in preparation for PARCC.  We will review geometry topics including translations, reflections, rotations, dilations, angles, similarity, congruence, volume, and Pythagorean Theorem.  All students should be completing homework assignments and class work in the workbook.

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week we will be focusing on the forces of air resistance and terminal velocity calculations.  There will be a quiz at the end of the week. We continue to prepare for MCAS.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week students will learn about medieval kingdoms and crusades. They will understand how the kingdoms of England established parliaments and how Russia’s rulers laid the foundations for its government. Students should expect a quiz at the end of the week.

ELA: (Mr. Pearl) – Next week we will begin reading the novel A Separate Peace. Students will also submit their “Book-Movie” reports. See weekly assignment sheet for details.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning clothing vocabulary (page 184) and will be able to tell what they wear in various weather conditions.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be working on personal compositions in Spanish. These writing assignments will allow students to showcase their knowledge on vocabulary acquisition, grammar, and sentence structure in Spanish thus far. Topics include school activities, sports, home, family members, and food.

Spanish: (Mrs. Abrams) – Spanish students will be working on autobiography projects. Topics include home, family, sports, and school activities.

Latin: (Mrs. Matthews) – Next week the students continue to review grammatical structures. We will review the ablative case, relative clause  and the pluperfect. The students will have a quiz on Friday about these grammatical features

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be identifying characteristics of different drug categories.  They will then break into small groups to create presentations of a specific drug category.

Health: (Mrs. Eovine) – Students will be presenting their group drug projects.  The next unit will be dating violence prevention.  Officer Cross will be assisting during this unit.

    8B

    March 20, 2015

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –   This week, students worked on PARCC review.  We worked in the ‘Finish Line’ PARCC book, and covered topics such as functions, systems of equations, and geometry.  Next week, we will finish the review and take the PARCC test.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – Next week, students will be studying the rise of new kingdoms and governments in Europe, as well as, the causes and effects of the Crusades.  We will also be reviewing an excerpt from the Magna Carta and the life of King John of England.

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – We will continue acting Twelve Angry Men in class next week.  Students are reminded to come to school on time each day as there will be PARCC testing all five days!  Students will also be given some time to read their independent non-fiction novel in class.  I will assign the project  for their novel at the end of the week.

Science: (Mr. Marino) –  Students have taken a quiz on Isaac Newton, and the grade is up on aspen, also, students have been graded on class preparation recently on “Brainpop” which is a take home quiz all students were expected to complete and bring in at the end of the week. Those who had zero’s were not given credit. Simply put, they must bring all materials to class always. Next week we will have interactive labs, and lab reports will follow towards the end of the week. Extra credit has been assigned as well. Finally, if anyone has extra Lego’s they are willing to donate to the Robotics Club, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning clothing vocabulary (page 184) and will be able to tell what they wear in various weather conditions.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley)- Students are finishing Chapter 8 and beginning to prepare for their Chapter 8 Oral and Test.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be working on personal compositions in Spanish. These writing assignments will allow students to showcase their knowledge on vocabulary acquisition, grammar, and sentence structure in Spanish thus far. Topics include school activities, sports, home, family members, and food.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will continue writing paragraphs on various topics (their family, activities, school) to put together in a booklet project. Students will illustrate each topic in their booklets.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be identifying characteristics of different drug categories.  They will then break into small groups to create presentations of a specific drug category.

Health (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be presenting their group drug projects.  The next unit will be dating violence prevention.  Officer Cross will be assisting during this unit.

 

8C

March 20, 2015

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – We will continue covering a variety of topics in preparation for PARCC testing.  Transformations, exponents, Pythagorean Theorem, functions, scientific notation, proportional relationships, square roots/cube roots, scatterplots/correlation, introduction to systems of equations, solving linear equations, unit rate/slope, and number sense are some of the topics.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Bova) – The class will be starting on Section 15-2 on Feudalism next week.

Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week, students will continue their study of force and motion with

several labs testing and measuring air resistance, terminal velocity and free fall.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – We will continue to work on the MCLP project next week.  The focus for the next two weeks will be proper research and note taking.  Students have received an assignment overview which gives specific details about the research paper.

Students should also be reading their multicultural (MCLP) fiction novel.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – French students will continue writing sentences on various topics (their family, activities, school) to put together in a booklet project. Students will illustrate each sentence in their booklets.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be working on autobiography projects. Topics include home, family, sports, and school activities.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be working on personal compositions in Spanish. These writing assignments will allow students to showcase their knowledge on vocabulary acquisition, grammar, and sentence structure in Spanish thus far. Topics include school activities, sports, home, family members, and food.

Latin: (Mrs. Matthews) – Next week the students continue to review grammatical structures. We will review the ablative case, relative clause  and the pluperfect. The students will have a quiz on Friday about these grammatical features.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be identifying characteristics of different drug categories.  They will then break into small groups to create presentations of a specific drug category.

Health (Ms. Eovine) –Students will be presenting their group drug projects.  The next unit will be dating violence prevention.  Officer Cross will be assisting during this unit.

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