Grade 8 Newsletters 4/29/2016

8A

April 29, 2016

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week students will turn in the Hand Drawn graphs (due Wednesday) and Conclusions (due Thursday)  The graph and conclusion are worth 50% of the Project grade.  We continue to work on MCAS. MCAS dates are May 18 & 19.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week we finished up chapter 15 with a quiz on section 5. We learned about the Black Plague and the 100 Years’ War. Next week we will start learning about the Renaissance and begin a new chapter.

Math: (Miss Mantia) – Students will take the PARCC Mathematics tests next week.  We have spent time reviewing the following topics in preparation for the tests:  linear equations, systems of equations, functions, geometry, exponents, and scientific notation.  Students completed work in their Finish Line workbooks to help prepare for the tests.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will learn how to use the irregular verb sapere (to know) on pages 186 to 189.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be discussing the culture sections from Chapter 9, as well as reviewing the vocabulary and grammar from the chapter in preparation for a test the following week. Chapter 9 Test will be on Wednesday, 5/11.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be starting Chapter 9 Palabras 1, new vocabulary on summer sports and activities.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We are beginning to work with new vocabulary from Chapter 9.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will finish up the violence prevention quiz and then begin the unit on harmful substances.  We will discuss the difference between use, misuse and abuse, and then identify the major categories of drugs of abuse.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will finish their group drug presentations.  The second class  meeting of the week they will be viewing short videos on each drug category and taking a quiz.  

8B

April 29, 2016

Science – (Mr. Marino)-  students will continue reviewing for MCAS next week. In addition they will continue working on their individual lab projects with their groups lab reports will be due in the middle of the week.

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – Students should continue researching their topics of the debate unit – each student must have at least 2 new sources and 10 new facts/examples for Monday’s class. In class on Monday, we will assign the roles for each member (constructive speech or rebuttal).  Also, students will be given a formal writing assignment on Fahrenheit 451.  We will also have a vocabulary quiz on key debate terms Monday.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) –   Students will be taking the Chapter 15 test on Monday, May 2nd.  They received a study guide and we spent Friday’s class reviewing for the test.  Students have also been working on their “Black Death” articles which are due Friday, May 6th.  They have taken on the role of a journalist living during the time of the Bubonic Plague.  

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – Students will take the PARCC Mathematics tests next week.  We have spent time reviewing the following topics in preparation for the tests:  linear equations, systems of equations, functions, geometry, exponents, and scientific notation.  Students completed work in their Finish Line workbooks to help prepare for the tests.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will learn how to use the irregular verb sapere (to know) on pages 186 to 189.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be discussing the culture sections from Chapter 9, as well as reviewing the vocabulary and grammar from the chapter in preparation for a test the following week. Chapter 9 Test will be on Tuesday, 5/10.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We are beginning to work with new vocabulary from Chapter 9.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be studying Lesson 22, learning the verb ALLER (to go) and how to express going places.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will finish up the violence prevention quiz and then begin the unit on harmful substances.  We will discuss the difference between use, misuse and abuse, and then identify the major categories of drugs of abuse.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will finish their group drug presentations.  The second class  meeting of the week they will be viewing short videos on each drug category and taking a quiz.  

8C

April 29, 2016

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – On Tuesday, students will begin drafting their book analysis.  We will also review The Diary of Anne Frank and a test will be given on Friday.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week we will be learning about the causes and the effects of the Reformation.  Students will be introduced to the key reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin.  They will understand how the reformers began a new Christian movement.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students will be taking the Math PARCC next week.  The test will be given over three days, Tuesday – Thursday.  We will continue to review a variety of topics which come under the umbrella of the Common Core.  When PARCC is over, we will resume our study of Algebra.

Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week, students will be reviewing Life Science and Engineering Technology in preparation for the science and technology MCAS scheduled for May 18th and 19th.  

French: (Mme Pescatore) – French students will be studying Lesson 22, learning the verb ALLER (to go) and how to express going places.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be starting Chapter 9 Palabras 1, new vocabulary on summer sports and activities.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be discussing the culture sections from Chapter 9, as well as reviewing the vocabulary and grammar from the chapter in preparation for a test the following week. Chapter 9 Test will be on Monday, 5/9.

Latin: (Mr. Finnigan) – Next week we will work through Lesson 12, which covers the pluperfect and future perfect tenses. These will be our last new grammatical topics of the year. We will then discuss and begin reviewing for the two-part final exam, scheduled for Thurs., 5/26 & Fri., 5/27, which will cover all vocabulary and grammar covered in Lessons 1-12.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will finish up the violence prevention quiz and then begin the unit on harmful substances.  We will discuss the difference between use, misuse and abuse, and then identify the major categories of drugs of abuse.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will finish their group drug presentations.  The second class meeting of the week they will be viewing short videos on each drug category and taking a quiz.  

 

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