Grade 8 Newsletters 5/20/2016

8A

May 20, 2016

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week the students will discuss Newton’s Three Laws of Motion.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week we finished up chapter 17 section 2 on new ideas and art during the Renaissance. We learned about famous painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Next week we will start 17-3 and look at the Reformation.

Math: (Miss Mantia) – The Systems test was rescheduled for Monday.  This is an open book, open notes test.  After the test, we will begin our unit on Exponents.

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos)- Today students received the next list of vocabulary words for the book Fahrenheit 451.  There will be a quiz on these words on Friday.  In addition, we will be having a test on Part 1 of the book on Tuesday.  Finally, students should be reading their book report books.  Oral presentations start on Thursday, May 26th.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will learn how to express past actions using verbs with irregular past participles (pages 241 – 243).  At the end of the week, there will be a quiz on these verbs.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will conclude their review for their final exam. The final exam will be given on Thursday, 5/26. Following the final exam, students will learn how to conjugate -ER & -IR verbs in the preterite tense.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be working with the grammar in Chapter 9 grammar, studying the past tense (preterite) of regular -ar verbs.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will have a quiz on AR verbs in the past tense and will then learn Ser/Ir in the past tense (both irregular in the Preterite form).

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students are completing their group research on their drug category and will present their role plays to the class. We will finish up with a discussion of addiction as a disease and a short quiz on drug categories.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will begin the unit on human sexuality.  The focus the first week will be on social, emotional, and physical changes males and females go through during the teen years.  The second class meeting of the week students  will begin the female reproductive system.  

  8B

May 20, 2016

Science: (Mr. Marino) – Next week we will have homework, and a quiz on pressure. Students must bring their textbook everyday.

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – Students should finish writing their rough drafts over the weekend if they did not already do so in class. The completed rough draft is due on Monday, and the final draft is due on Tuesday.  We will then start reading the short story “Flowers for Algernon” in class and at home.  Finally, we will begin reviewing the grammar units covered this year in preparation for the last grammar test of the year!

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – Next week, students will begin studying the Reformation.  We will be reading about Martin Luther and his movement to reform the Catholic Church and the creation of new Protestant denominations.  Students will have a quiz on Chapter 17, Section 3 on Friday, May 27th.  They should use their presentation and vocabulary notes to help them prepare.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will learn how to express past actions using verbs with irregular past participles (pages 241 – 243).  At the end of the week, there will be a quiz on these verbs.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will conclude their review for their final exam. The final exam will be given on Thursday, 5/26. Following the final exam, students will learn how to conjugate -ER & -IR verbs in the preterite tense.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) –  Students will have a quiz on AR verbs in the past tense and will then learn Ser/Ir in the past tense (both irregular in the Preterite form).

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be working in Lesson 23, studying the verbs venir and revenir. A quiz is scheduled for Tuesday on the forms of these verbs. We will then study the preposition “de” used with the definite article and with games and sports.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students are completing their group research on their drug category and will present their role plays to the class. We will finish up with a discussion of addiction as a disease and a short quiz on drug categories.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will begin the unit on human sexuality.  The focus the first week will be on social, emotional, and physical changes males and females go through during the teen years.  The second class meeting of the week students  will begin the female reproductive system.  

8C

May 20, 2016

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – There will be a test next Tuesday or Wednesday on Fahrenheit 451 part 2, and students will begin reading and discussing part 3.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week we will have a quiz on Chapter 17 section 4.  We will also be reviewing for a chapter 17 test, which is scheduled for the following week.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students will be tested next week on sections 10.1, 10.2, & 10.5.  This includes adding and subtracting polynomials, using the FOIL method for multiplying two binomials, multiplying other binomials, and factoring quadratic trinomials in the form x2+ bx + c.  We will look at factoring quadratic trinomials of the form ax2+ bx + c later in the week.

Science: (Mr. Hickman) –  Next week, students will continue their study of force and motion with several experiments testing and analyzing Newton’s three law of motion.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – French students will be working in Lesson 23, studying the verbs venir and revenir. There will be a quiz on the forms of these verbs. We will then study the preposition “de”  used with the definite article and with games and sports.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Having practiced questions and answers on weather expressions and summer and winter activities, Spanish students can expect an oral “interview” early next week. We will then press on with Chapter 9 grammar, studying the past tense (preterite) of regular -ar verbs.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will conclude their review for their final exam. The final exam will be given on Thursday, 5/26. Following the final exam, students will learn how to conjugate -ER & -IR verbs in the preterite tense.

Latin: (Mr. Finnigan) – Next week, students will finish reviewing for the final exam. The exam will be given over two days: Thursday, 5/26 (grammar) and Friday, 5/27. Students have been preparing the texts that will feature on the final exam and should continue to review grammar and reading skills through those stories.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students are completing their group research on their drug category and will present their role plays to the class. We will finish up with a discussion of addiction as a disease and a short quiz on drug categories.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –   Students will begin the unit on human sexuality.  The focus the first week will be on social, emotional, and physical changes males and females go through during the teen years.  The second class meeting of the week students  will begin the female reproductive system.  

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