Grade 8 Newsletters 4/15/2016

8A

April 15, 2016

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – After Vacation the students will be working on a Project. Students will be completing this in class and at home. Students should be collecting materials to complete their labs starting monday. This projects will take approximately two week. We continue to prepare for MCAS.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in Social Studies we learned about the Black Plague and how devastating it was to Europe in the mid 1300’s. We were also able to play a Black Plague simulation game in class to help the kids conceptualize how the plague spread, and how quickly it  could decimate a population. After vacation, we will continue chapter 15 section 5 and be introduced to Ferdinand and Isabella.  

Math: (Miss Mantia) –   Group business projects were due on Friday, April 15th.  After vacation, we will continue with review work in preparation for the PARCC test.  We will review topics including linear equations, functions, systems of equations, geometry, exponents, and scientific notation.  We will use a variety of resources include student Finish Line workbooks and PARCC released items from last year’s test.  Each student received a Finish Line workbook.  It is imperative that students bring this workbook to class every day and complete homework assignments in the workbook.

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos) –  After vacation, we will continue our grammar unit on verbals.  This week students learned about gerunds and gerund phrases.  We will then focus on participles and infinitives.  We will also begin our unit on poetry.  Students will not only analyze poetry within literature and music, but they will be creating their own poems.   Finally, student should be looking for an independent reading book for the last book report of the year.  This book must be a book that has been made into a movie.  Students will be reading the book and then watching the movie.  They will then analyze the differences between the two.  Their book choice is due Wednesday, April 27th.  Happy vacation!  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning and using clothing vocabulary found on textbook page 184. Buone vacanze!

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – After vacation, students will review -AR verbs in the preterite tense. Our review will include irregular verbs as well.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – After vacation, Spanish students will finish up cultural mini-projects and present their information to the class. We will then start working on Chapter 9 vocabulary dealing with summer activities. !Buenas vacaciones!

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be working on Chapter 9 Vocabulary after April Vacation- Have a great week!

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the unit on dating violence by viewing a film highlighting the warning signs of a potentially violent relationship .  There will also be a quiz on the unit.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will continue working on their drug presentations.  They will present the projects the first class meeting after vacation.  

 

8B

April 15, 2016

Science – (Mr. Marino)-  After vacation we will continue to review for MCAS, we will move onto space and our solar system, then move to biology. Students will have homework and practices quizzes to take home to study and complete. Have a nice Vacation!

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – We will begin writing our essays on Fahrenheit 451 once we return from vacation.  We will also begin our debate unit and look at common errors found in their writing.  Students will be taking the ELA PARCC Tests on Tuesday-Thursday of that week. Have a safe and enjoyable vacation!!

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) –   Students will continue studying the effects of “The Black Death” when we return from vacation.  They will be writing their own newspaper articles using materials we have studied.  Students should also expect a quiz on Chapter 15, Section 5 at the end of that week.  Have a safe and happy vacation!

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students worked on section 8.3 (division with positive/negative exponents), and we had a quiz on sections 8.1-8.3.   After vacation, we will have our PARCC algebra review.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning and using clothing vocabulary found on textbook page 184. Buone vacanze!

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – After vacation, students will review -AR verbs in the preterite tense. Our review will include irregular verbs as well.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be working on Chapter 9 Vocabulary after April Vacation. Have a great week!

French: (Mme Abrams) – After vacation, French students will finish presenting mini cultural projects. We will then begin studying Lesson 22 and Parisian monuments and sites. We will also learn the verb “aller” (to go) in order to express thoughts in sentences. Bonnes vacances!

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the unit on dating violence by viewing a film highlighting the warning signs of a potentially violent relationship .  There will also be a quiz on the unit.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –    Students will continue working on their drug presentations.  They will present the projects the first class meeting after vacation.  

 

8C

  April 15, 2016

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – We will continue to read and discuss the play The Diary of Anne Frank.  Students should have their independent novel and bring it to school to read after they complete PARCC testing.  Have a great vacation!

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Students did a great job on their Renaissance Board Games. Next week we will continue our studies on the Renaissance and we will be learning about how humanist ideas evolved and how they spread.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – When we return from vacation, we will continue studying a variety of topics from the Common Core in preparation for the Math PARCC, which will be given May 3rd – 5th.  Concepts include, but are not limited to, scientific notation, negative exponents, square roots and cube roots, proportional relationships, translations, reflections, rotations, parallel lines cut by a transversal, functions, graphing a linear equation using slope-intercept form, and solving systems of equations.

Science: (Mr. Hickman) – Following vacation, student teams will begin lab testing the research question that they identified over the past week  When they return on Monday, April 25, they should bring in any materials needed for their experiment.  Have a happy vacation.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students have completed the rough drafts for their autobiographies. After vacation they will be writing their twenty-five sentences into their project booklets with illustrations. The final product will be due on Friday, April 29th. Bonnes vacances!

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – After vacation, Spanish students will finish up cultural mini-projects and present their information to the class. We will then start working on Chapter 9 vocabulary dealing with summer activities. !Buenas vacaciones!

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  After vacation, students will review -AR verbs in the preterite tense. Our review will include irregular verbs as well.

Latin: (Mr. Finnigan) – We will review lesson 10 and then begin covering lesson 11, learning about the perfect tense and the formation/translation of adverbs in Latin. Have a great vacation!

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the unit on dating violence by viewing a film highlighting the warning signs of a potentially violent relationship .  There will also be a quiz on the unit.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –    Students will continue working on their drug presentations.  They will present the projects the first class meeting after vacation.  

Advertisements



%d bloggers like this: