Grade 8 Newsletters 9/11/2015

8A

September 11, 2015

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) –  Next week the students will finish their unit on Metrics Review. There will be a test on Metrics Wednesday. We will begin our unit on the Nature of Matter. We will focus on The parts of the Atom.

Math: (Ms. Mantia) – There will be a quiz on Chapter 1 sections 1 and 2 on Wednesday.  This quiz includes the topics of variables, exponents, word problems, and a review of fractions and decimals.  After the quiz we will begin section 3 which is a review of order of operations and the application of order of operations to the solution of word problems.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson)This week in social studies we wrapped up chapter 11 section 1, “The Rise of Islam”. Next week we will be starting the book cover project and beginning section 2, “Islamic Empires”

ELA: (Mrs. Kotarakos) – In literature, students will continue to read short stories in the literature book, while focusing on the 5 elements of a short story.  Today, they received the next vocabulary list, which contains words from our short story unit.  In grammar, we will continue to focus on subjects, predicates, and sentences.  In addition, this week students went to the school library to look for a book report book.  They must have a fiction book approved by me no later than next Wednesday.  Guidelines and a rubric will be handed out in class next week.    

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students are learning how to use the second group of regular verbs in Italian. They will be able to conjugate the -ere verbs and use them correctly in sentences.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be continuing their unit on geography of the twenty Spanish speaking countries and their capitals. Students should expect a quiz on this concept at the end of the week.

Spanish: (Mrs. Abrams) – Spanish students will be reviewing adjective agreement and position within Spanish sentences.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be reviewing how to tell time as well as their second half of the review vocabulary packet.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be designing a public health plan as if they were the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Students will be considering education, research, legislation, and other potential initiatives.

 

  8B

 September 11, 2015

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week students worked on sections 1.1 (variables) and 1.2 (exponents), and had a quiz on sections 1.1 and 1.2.  Next week, we will work on 1.3 (order of operations), 1.4 (inequalities), and 1.5 (problem solving).  

Science: (Mr. Marino)- Students have done a great job their first week back. Aspen is now up and LIVE for Science on 8B, which means their grades are updated weekly. Homework, quizzes, tests and lab work will be graded and posted. Please check in daily, so together we can motivate these 8th grade scientists to do well this year. There will be a quiz at the end of next week on the metric system and measuring; mass, volume and distance.  

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) – Students will continue their study of the Islam and will have a quiz towards the end of next week.  Students should use their vocabulary and presentation notes to help them prepare.  We will also review in class together.  

ELA: (Mrs. Bergeron) – Next week, students will finish the first short story unit and have a test on four stories and a vocabulary list. We will also continue work on our grammar packet. See weekly assignment sheet for details.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) –  Students are learning how to use the second group of regular verbs in Italian. They will be able to conjugate the -ere verbs and use them correctly in sentences.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be reviewing how to tell time as well as their second half of the review vocabulary packet.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will be continuing their unit on geography of the twenty Spanish speaking countries and their capitals. Students should expect a quiz on this concept at the end of the week.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be studying -er present tense verbs as they are used in negative sentences.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be designing a public health plan as if they were the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Students will be considering education, research, legislation, and other potential initiatives.

 

8C

September 11, 2015

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students are doing a great job so far with reviewing concepts such as variables, exponents, and order of operations.  Next week we will look at equations and inequalities as well as problem solving using models.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) – Next week we will be learning about how the followers of Islam, called Muslims, conquered or converted people as they spread their faith throughout the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Science: (Mr. Hickman)  Next week, students will continue their study of metric  measurement with several labs measuring the volume and mass of liquids.  On Wednesday, there will be a quiz on the metric units and conversions.  Following the quiz, students will begin their study of the nature of matter.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Next week, students will continue to read short stories.  In class we will discuss the various literary elements pertaining to each story.  We will also move forward with the first grammar section on Sentences, Subjects, and Predicates.

Students were given a handout on the MLA format and their first due date for independent reading.  

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students are learning how to conjugate the -er verbs in French and will be able to use them correctly in sentences.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be reviewing adjective agreement and position within Spanish sentences.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be continuing their unit on geography of the twenty Spanish speaking countries and their capitals. Students should expect a quiz on this concept at the end of the week.

Latin: (Mr. Sullivan) – Students will transfer passages from page 8 & 9:  They will read and be tested on Britannia pg. 17-25.  They will review the perfect tense and translate sentences in the perfect tense.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be designing a public health plan as if they were the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Students will be considering education, research, legislation, and other potential initiatives.

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