Grade 8 Newsletters

8A

February 9, 2018

Science: (Mrs. Gorham)– Next week the students will finish their review on conduction, convection and radiation. The students will be taking a test on the Heat and Temperature unit (Thursday) We will be moving onto the different forms of energy next. We continue to work on Jognog.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies we finished up the first section of chapter 15. This section focused on medieval europe and the many kingdoms that developed and eventually formed the countries we know today. Students took the quiz today, and next week we will start section 2.

ELA: (Ms. Chau) – Students will wrap up the Twelve Angry Men unit this week. They will have a vocabulary quiz (list 2) on Monday 2/12 and a literature test on Wednesday 2/14. Unfortunately, we were unable to cover the grammar lessons planned for the previous week, but I hope to resume them again this week.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – On Tuesday, February 13, students will have a quiz on the conjugations of three irregular verbs: dare (to give), stare (to stay or to feel) and fare (to make or to do). Then they will be using these verbs correctly  in sentences.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will be finishing their autobiography projects at the beginning of the week. Then, students will watch and discuss the documentary Pelotero, which showcases the struggles young Dominican baseball players face to make it to the MLB.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) –  Spanish students will be studying indirect object pronouns as they are used with verbs like GUSTAR. We will also work on our autobiography projects.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be finishing their Chapter 7 Game Projects and presenting before February Break.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be beginning the unit on the facts about alcohol and the dangers of alcohol abuse. We will begin by looking at how alcohol is metabolized in the body, and the factors that affect blood alcohol concentration.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on alcohol.  They will have a quiz on alcohol in the body, blood alcohol, and drinking and driving laws.  Students will be watching a video on alcoholism in the family and learning about the roles family members take on in substance abuse situations.  

 

8B

February 9, 2018

ELA: (Mr. Balsamo) – On Monday, we took our 12 Angry Men test. The rest of the week was spent reviewing grammar and Shakespearean Sonnets. We will continue working on these skills next week.  

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) –  Next week, we will continue our study of medieval Europe and the emergence of new kingdoms.  We will study Charlemagne’s kingdom and the role of feudalism and the manor.  Students should expect a quiz on Chapter 15, Section 1 and review their presentation and vocabulary notes.  

Science: (@MrMrMarino) –  Next week students will work on the topic of specific heat and how objects of different materials can hold and release heat at different rates.

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, we finished section 5.3 (elimination method to solve systems of equations), and we worked on section 5.4 (special cases in systems of equations).  We will have a quiz on these two topics on Wednesday. .  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – On Tuesday, February 13, students will have a quiz on the conjugations of three irregular verbs: dare (to give), stare (to stay or to feel) and fare (to make or to do). Then they will be using these verbs correctly  in sentences.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will be finishing their autobiography projects at the beginning of the week. Then, students will watch and discuss the documentary Pelotero, which showcases the struggles young Dominican baseball players face to make it to the MLB.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Students will be finishing their Chapter 7 Game Projects and presenting before February Break.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be reviewing for their Unit Test on lessons 17-20 which will be scheduled before the vacation.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Latin students should expect a short quiz mid-week about prepositions and the passive, then we will begin to directly prepare ourselves for the upcoming National Latin Exam, revisiting our old friend, the imperfect case, which we haven’t used since last year.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be beginning the unit on the facts about alcohol and the dangers of alcohol abuse. We will begin by looking at how alcohol is metabolized in the body, and the factors that affect blood alcohol concentration.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on alcohol.  They will have a quiz on alcohol in the body, blood alcohol, and drinking and driving laws.  Students will be watching a video on alcoholism in the family and learning about the roles family members take on in substance abuse situations.  

8C

February 9, 2018

Science: (Ms. Byrne) – This week students worked on their Home Insulation Projects and tested them for heat transfer.  We also worked on a lab, exploring the Specific Heat of sand and water.

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.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students are studying the third method of solving systems of equations, using the elimination method.  We will continue this next week and learn the special types of linear systems.  Students will be tested next week on these concepts.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – This week students received their February/March independent reading and writing assignment.

Next week students will write their own Shakespearean sonnet.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – After reviewing all of Lesson 20, students will have their quiz on the lesson before vacation.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying indirect object pronouns as they are used with verbs like GUSTAR. We will also work on our autobiography projects.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will be finishing their autobiography projects at the beginning of the week. Then, students will watch and discuss the documentary Pelotero, which showcases the struggles young Dominican baseball players face to make it to the MLB.

Latin (Mr. Walsh):  Latin students should expect a short quiz mid-week about prepositions and the passive, then we will begin to directly prepare ourselves for the upcoming National Latin Exam, revisiting our old friend, the imperfect case, which we haven’t used since last year.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be beginning the unit on the facts about alcohol and the dangers of alcohol abuse. We will begin by looking at how alcohol is metabolized in the body, and the factors that affect blood alcohol concentration.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on alcohol.  They will have a quiz on alcohol in the body, blood alcohol, and drinking and driving laws.  Students will be watching a video on alcoholism in the family and learning about the roles family members take on in substance abuse situations.  

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