Grade 8 Newsletters

8A

November 22, 2017

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Students will begin working on the Density unit. We will focus on the density of solids. We will review measuring mass, volume, and displacement. Students will compare objects of same mass different volume and same volume different mass. A new jognog will be posted.

Math: (Miss Mantia) – B/C: Students received a Chapter 1 study guide prior to Thanksgiving.  We worked on the study guide the week before break.  There will be a test on Chapter 1 on Wednesday after Thanksgiving.  Extra help will be on Tuesday from 2-2:30.  A: Students learned how to solve equations with variables on both sides of an equation. This quiz will be on Thursday.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies, students finished section 4 “The Ming Dynasty” which concludes chapter 12. The section 4 quiz is scheduled for Monday and we will have a binder check for chapter 12 on Tuesday. With the conclusion of the chapter, we will also begin preparing for the test and work on an in school project. The project topics will be chosen by the students but come from chapter 12.

ELA: (Ms. Chau) – Next week, the students will continue reading Chapter 2 of Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. They will also start on their new grammar unit on prepositions on Monday.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning vocabulary (page 127) pertaining to rooms and furniture in a house and will be doing various activities related to this vocabulary.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will continue to organize their binders during class and at home to prepare for a binder check during the week. Following the binder check, students will work with Chapter 6, Words 2 Vocabulary about rooms of the house and leisure time activities.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will study “tener que + infinitive” or how to say “to have to do something” and “ir a + infinitive” or “going to do something”. ¡Buen día de acción de dar las gracias!

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will be continuing to work on Possessive Adjectives, with a quiz scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving break.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students finished up the unit on cyberbullying by watching a video and analyzing the different roles and opportunities to impact positively in a bullying scenario.  Next up, we will begin a unit on stress and its impact on our health.

8B

November 22, 2017

ELA: (Mr. Balsamo) – This week, we took our first test on Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We also reviewed several literary elements (persona, personification, symbolism, metaphor, simile, subplot, and turning point) and completed a Noredink.com assignment. Planning sheets for the first Roll of Thunder essay will be due next Wed.    

Science: (Follow @MrMarinoScience) – Next week students will work on density of a liquid. We will conduct labs where students will learn how to determine the density of as liquid.

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) –  This week we began our study of Genghis Khan and the Mongols.  Students were able to view a short documentary on the elite fighting force and their invasion of Beijing and northern China.  Students will be working on vocabulary from Chapter 12, Section 3 this week and should expect a quiz towards the middle of next week.  

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, students handed in the geometry ‘animal poster’ project. Following the project, we continued chapter 3 with section 3.2 (interior/exterior angles) and 3.3 (polygons).  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning vocabulary (page 127) pertaining to rooms and furniture in a house and will be doing various activities related to this vocabulary.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will continue to organize their binders during class and at home to prepare for a binder check during the week. Following the binder check, students will work with Chapter 6, Words 2 Vocabulary about rooms of the house and leisure time activities.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) –  We will be continuing to work on Possessive Adjectives, with a quiz scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving break.

French: (Mme Abrams) – Students will begin Lesson 18 where they will be learning the irregular verb avoir (to have) along with several idiomatic expressions that use this verb to express hunger, thirst and age. Bonnes vacances!

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Once we finish filming our scenes from chapter 4, we will begin to examine the grammar presented, including new pronouns and imperative verbs.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students finished up the unit on cyberbullying by watching a video and analyzing the different roles and opportunities to impact positively in a bullying scenario.  Next up, we will begin a unit on stress and its impact on our health.

 

8C

November 22, 2017

Science: (Ms. Byrne) –  This week we continued studying solutions and how what affects their formation.  After break we will wrap up our topic on elements, compounds and mixtures and start acids/bases.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –   Next week we will be learning about early Japan, and how its mountains have shaped its history.  We will also be learning about how Japan’s unique culture developed and how it looked to China as a model.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – We are studying the geometric concepts of parallel lines cut by a transversal, angles of triangles, angles of polygons, and using similar triangles.  Students will be tested soon over Chapter 3, which includes all of these concepts.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Next week we will begin reading Act 3 of “Twelve Angry Men” in class.  We will also review prepositions.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will begin Lesson 18 where they will be learning the irregular verb avoir (to have) along with several idiomatic expressions that use this verb to express hunger, thirst and age.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will study “tener que + infinitive” or how to say “to have to do something” and “ir a + infinitive” or “going to do something”. ¡Buen día de acción de dar las gracias!

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will continue to organize their binders during class and at home to prepare for a binder check during the week. Following the binder check, students will work with Chapter 6, Words 2 Vocabulary about rooms of the house and leisure time activities.

Latin (Mr. Walsh): Once we finish filming our scenes from chapter 4, we will begin to examine the grammar presented, including new pronouns and imperative verbs.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students finished up the unit on cyberbullying by watching a video and analyzing the different roles and opportunities to impact positively in a bullying scenario.  Next up, we will begin a unit on stress and its impact on our health.

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