Grade 8 Newsletters 4/2/2015

8A
April 2, 2015
 

Math: (Ms. Mantia) – Next week we will continue our work with Chapter 5.  Students have learned how to write equations using slope and y-intercept, a graph, slope and an ordered pair, and two ordered pairs.  Our focus next week will be to write equations that represent real-world situations such as revenues, costs, and profit.  The Chapter 5 test will be Friday.  Extra help will be Thursday from 2:00-2:30.
Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week the students will focus on Newtons Laws of Motion. There will be a Force and Motion test on Friday. We continue to prepare for MCAS.
Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week we will be learning how the Catholic Church played an important role in medieval Europe and how it helped to shape the European culture.
ELA: (Mr. Pearl) – Next week we will continue our reading of A Separate Peace. We will also finish our grammar unit on Troublesome Verbs. See weekly assignment sheet for details.
Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students are continuing to work on their project booklets. In school
they are writing sentences about the following topics: themselves, family, school, activities and seasons/weather/clothing. At home they should be gathering photos, pictures or computer images to go with each sentence of their project.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will explore and memorize vocabulary from Words 1/Palabras Uno on Pages 258-259 in their textbook. They will also have two more class periods to finish up their autobiography projects. Whatever is not completed, must be finished at home! These are due Monday, April 13th. For the last class of the week, students will review this Chapter 9 vocabulary by playing Kahoot as a class.
Spanish: (Mrs. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying indirect object pronouns as well as their position in relation to the verb.
Latin: (Mrs. Matthews) – Next week the students will review num and nonne. We will start with Chapter 18 and will learn more about the 4th and 5th declension. We will start reading about the art of making glass in ancient Rome and Egypt.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be working on and presenting their research on their drug category.  Focus will be on the addictive potential of these drugs and their impact on individuals and families.
Health: (Mrs. Eovine) – Students will begin the dating violence prevention unit.  Officer Cross will be working with the health classes during this unit.  The focus this week will be on safe dating and the difference between flirting vs. harassment.  Students will also learn about the different type of abuses and harassments.   

8B
     April 2, 2015

 
Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, students worked on chapter 7 (systems of equations).  We completed 7.2 (substitution), and began work on section 7.3 (combinations).  We will finish chapter 7 next week.
Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – Students will study the power of the Catholic Church in medieval Europe, as well as, the developments of art and architecture during the high middle ages.  There will be a quiz covering this material.  Students should use their presentation and vocabulary notes to help them prepare.
ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) –  Next week students will begin learning about formal debates, and they will get to pick their own topic to research and eventually debate in class.  Students will be given a new set of vocabulary words to study, and we will also be discussing our next independent reading assignment.
Science: (Mr. Marino) –  Next week we will learn how to calculate an object in momentum and its velocity.
Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students are continuing to work on their project booklets. In school they are writing sentences about the following topics: themselves, family, school, activities and seasons/weather/clothing. At home they should be gathering photos, pictures or computer images to go with each sentence of their project.
Spanish: (Señora Barkley)- We will be learning Chapter 9 vocabulary with the plan to have a vocabulary quiz the following week.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will explore and memorize vocabulary from Words 1/Palabras Uno on Pages 258-259 in their textbook. They will also have two more class periods to finish up their autobiography projects. Whatever is not completed, must be finished at home! These are due Monday, April 13th. For the last class of the week, students will review this Chapter 9 vocabulary by playing Kahoot as a class.
French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will swap books and receive the second half of Discovering French (red book). We will start Lesson 21, studying vocabulary relating to buildings and places found in cities and towns.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be working on and presenting their research on their drug category.  Focus will be on the addictive potential of these drugs and their imapct on individuals and families.
Health (Ms. Eovine) – Students will begin the dating violence prevention unit.  Officer Cross will be working with the health classes during this unit.  The focus this week will be on safe dating and the difference between flirting vs. harassment.  Students will also learn about the different type of abuses and harassments.

8C
April 2, 2015

 
Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Next week we will continue in our study of writing linear equations.  Students will know how to write a linear equation given the slope and y-intercept, given the slope and a point on the line, and given two points on a line.  Students will be tested later in the week on the concepts we have studied.
Social Studies: (Mrs. Bova) – This week in class we finished Chapter 15-2 and have begun reading 15-3, which focuses on European Kingdoms and Crusades.  Students were introduced to William the Conqueror and learned about the Magna Carta.
Science: (Mr. Hickman) – Next week students will continue their study of motion with
several labs measuring and calculating speed, velocity and acceleration.
There will be a quiz on these topics next Friday.
ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – On Monday the research paper final copy is due and needs to be uploaded to www.turnitin.com by 7:15 A.M.  Students will also be drafting their book analysis next week, as the MCLP unit comes to an end.
French: (Mme Pescatore) – French students are working on a project booklet which will be due before April vacation. In school they are writing sentences about the following topics: themselves, family, school, activities and seasons/weather/clothing. At home they should be gathering photos, pictures or computer images to go with each sentence of their project.
Spanish: (Sra. Abrams)Spanish students will be studying indirect object pronouns as well as their position in relation to the verb.
Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will explore and memorize vocabulary from Words 1/Palabras Uno on Pages 258-259 in their textbook. They will also have two more class periods to finish up their autobiography projects. Whatever is not completed, must be finished at home! These are due Monday, April 13th. For the last class of the week, students will review this Chapter 9 vocabulary by playing Kahoot as a class.
Latin: (Mrs. Matthews) Next week the students will review num and nonne. We will start with Chapter 18 and will learn more about the 4th and 5th declension. We will start reading about the art of making glass in ancient Rome and Egypt.
Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be working on and presenting their research on their drug category.  Focus will be on the addictive potential of these drugs and their imapct on individuals and families.
Health (Ms. Eovine) Students will begin the dating violence prevention unit.  Officer Cross will be working with the health classes during this unit.  The focus this week will be on safe dating and the difference between flirting vs. harassment.  Students will also learn about the different type of abuses and harassments.

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