Grade 8 Newsletters 4/1/2016

8A

April 1, 2016

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – students will continue their unit on Force and Motion. We will continue to discuss speed, velocity and acceleration. We will have a quiz on Friday.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – After concluding section 3 “Kingdoms and Crusades” this week, we will be beginning section 4 “The Church and Society” next week. Students finished presenting their medieval Europe poster projects this week and they turned out great! There were lots of great topics, and the kids got very creative with the 3D aspect of the project.

Math: (Miss Mantia) – For the next two weeks students will be working on their group business projects.  Students will work in small groups to “open” a business.  Each student will be responsble for writing a business plan paragraph (name of business, type of business, location, target market, or competition).  Each student will also be responsible for writing an algebra equation, creating a graph, and writing an algebra paragraph (revenues, costs, or profits).  Students received their business project packets and chose their groups on Friday.  The business project packets include a schedule that breaks down classwork and homework on a day-to-day basis.  All students are responsible for  completing their share of the class work as well as homework.  The business project grade counts as a test grade for each student.

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos) –   This week students finished the debate unit.  Everyone did an excellent job!  Next week we will focus on the diversity project.  Students will work in groups and complete research on their topic as well as complete their posters.  We will also continue our grammar unit.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be working in class on their rough drafts for their autobiographies. At home they will be gathering pictures to go with each sentence that they write.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be finishing their review of vocabulary on pages 258-259 about summer sports and activities. They will also review vocabulary from pages 262-263 about winter sports and activities. Quizzes for both sections of vocabulary are scheduled during the week.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be creating autobiography projects, writing sentences on five topics and illustrating them in a booklet. The finished projects will be on display during Open House in May.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be working on their country projects all next week.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be continuing the lessons on dating violence with Officer Crosse. Students will be analyzing situations in which a dating relationship may show warning signs of violence.  Students will also review the laws that pertain to interpersonal violence.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will be finishing the Dating Violence Prevention unit.  They will learn about laws on “Sexting” and have an assessment at the end of class.  Students will Begin the harmful Substance unit the second class  meeting of the week.  

8B

April 1, 2016

Science – (Mr. Marino)- Students should have handed in their projects Today(Friday 4/1), this grade will be the first grade on the 4th quarter. This quarter I will be less lenient on late work as I prepare the 8th graders for high school. I am confident the students will work their hardest this quarter to finish their middle school career on a positive note! 🙂

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – Students should finish filling out their activity chart for Monday’s class. They should also continue reading Part one of Fahrenheit 451.  The whole first section with annotation is due on Tuesday.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – Next week, students will be studying the Inquisition and the various religious orders that existed throughout medieval Europe.  Students will also be comparing gothic and romanesque cathedrals. Students will study the architectural designs and features of each.   Students should expect a quiz at the end of the week.  

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students finished chapter 7 (systems of equations), and had a quiz on sections 7.3 and 7.5.  Next week, we will begin chapter 8 (rules of exponents).

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be working in class on their rough drafts for their autobiographies. At home they will be gathering pictures to go with each sentence that they write.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be finishing their review of vocabulary on pages 258-259 about summer sports and activities. They will also review vocabulary from pages 262-263 about winter sports and activities. Quizzes for both sections of vocabulary are scheduled during the week.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be working on their country projects all next week.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be creating autobiography projects, writing sentences on five topics and illustrating them in a booklet. The finished projects will be on display during Open House in May.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be continuing the lessons on dating violence with Officer Crosse. Students will be analyzing situations in which a dating relationship may show warning signs of violence.  Students will also review the laws that pertain to interpersonal violence.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will be finishing the Dating Violence Prevention unit.  They will learn about laws on “Sexting” and have an assessment at the end of class.  Students will Begin the harmful Substance unit the second class  meeting of the week.  

 8C

April 1, 2016

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) –  Students will be working in their groups to complete the poster for the diversity project.  Students will be introduced to background information about Anne Frank, and we will begin reading the play together in class.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week we will continue our lesson on the Renaissance.  Students will learn how the Italian city-states began a rebirth of learning and art in Europe.  They will also understand how Italy’s location helped it grow wealthy from trade and banking.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week students will be tested on solving systems of equations.  This covers solving by using the graphing method, the substitution method, and the elimination method.  It also includes special types of linear systems.

Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week, students will begin their study of motion with several experiments measuring speed and acceleration.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be working in class on their rough drafts for their autobiographies. At home they will be gathering pictures to go with each sentence that they write.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be creating autobiography projects, writing sentences on five topics and illustrating them in a booklet. The finished projects will be on display during Open House in May.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be finishing their review of vocabulary on pages 258-259 about summer sports and activities. They will also review vocabulary from pages 262-263 about winter sports and activities. Quizzes for both sections of vocabulary are scheduled during the week.

Latin: (Mr. Finnigan) – Next week, students will be presenting the projects they handed in this week. We will also be working on lesson 9, which covers the imperfect and future tenses of the verb sum, esse (‘to be’), as well as another use of the ablative case (ablative of means/instrument).

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be continuing the lessons on dating violence with Officer Crosse. Students will be analyzing situations in which a dating relationship may show warning signs of violence.  Students will also review the laws that pertain to interpersonal violence.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –   Students will be finishing the Dating Violence Prevention unit.  They will learn about laws on “Sexting” and have an assessment at the end of class.  Students will Begin the harmful Substance unit the second class  meeting of the week.  

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