Grade 8 Newsletters

8A

May 18, 2018

Math: (Miss Mantia) – We will finish our work with Chapter 10 Exponents.  Students need to know the rules of exponents including multiplying by the same base, power to a power, product to a power, division of the same base, and negative exponents.  There will be a test on Thursday. Students will receive a study guide as well as an additional review worksheet.

Science: (Mrs. Gorham)–  Next week the students will be discussing Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. We will be performing multiple labs to show/explain these laws. The students will also receive their Open House projects back. Students have completed Science MCAS.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies, students began learning about famous Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo…they’re not just ninja turtles! Next week, we will have a quiz and hopefully have a guest speaker come in to talk about the differences between the Spanish Inquisition and modern day interrogation techniques.

ELA: (Ms. Chau) – For next week, students will be continue working on F451 Part 2 of the text. We will also be going over comparative/superlative adverbs and using adverbs and adjectives for grammar. The students will also have a vocabulary quiz for list#2 on May 25 (Friday).

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will begin Chapter 8, I Pasti (The Meals). They will be learning some food vocabulary related to breakfast in Italy and in the United States.There will be a quiz on Tuesday, May 22nd, using the verb andare (to go) correctly in sentences and telling how to get to places (pages 176 – 179).

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reviewing for their Spanish 1 Cumulative Final Exam. The exam will be given on Friday, May 25th. Extra Help is available after school on Thursday, May 24th.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) –  Spanish students will be studying weather expressions and the preterite tense in Chapter 9.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We are learning Chapter 9 Vocabulary- plan on a quiz Friday. Be sure to use Quizlet Links and flashcards to study a little bit each evening.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be beginning the unit on human sexuality which will focus on healthy functioning of the reproductive system.  

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will continue the unite on human sexuality.  Focuse will be on prevention and detection of STI’s

 

8B

May 18, 2018

ELA: (Mr. Balsamo) – We began our Debate speeches this week and will finish them next week. In addition, we read the folktale, “The People Could Fly”, and started to discuss the iWonder project. For this assignment, students will research a topic that they know little on and have always wondered about. Topic picks will be due on Monday.   

Science: (Follow @MrMarinoScience) – With MCAS behind us we can move forward with motion and forces and start our final unit on pressure.

Social Studies (Mrs. DiSipio):   Next week, we will continue our study of the Renaissance and head into the Reformation era by the end of the week.  Students will work on vocabulary and primary source readings.

Math: (Mr. Peterson) –  This week, students finished chapter 8 and 9 in the textbook, and we will be having a test on 8.1-8.3 and 9.1-9.3 next week.   Following the test, we will begin working on polynomials and factoring.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will begin Chapter 8, I Pasti (The Meals). They will be learning some food vocabulary related to breakfast in Italy and in the United States.There will be a quiz on Tuesday, May 22nd, using the verb andare (to go) correctly in sentences and telling how to get to places (pages 176 – 179).

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reviewing for their Spanish 1 Cumulative Final Exam. The exam will be given on Thursday, May 24th. Extra Help is available after school on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We are learning Chapter 9 Vocabulary- plan on a quiz Thursday. Be sure to use Quizlet Links and flashcards to study a little bit each evening.

French: (Mme Abrams) – French students will be finishing Lesson 22 with a lesson quiz early next week. Afterwards, we will begin Lesson 23.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Latin students will finish reading chapter VIII, and should expect a grammar quiz once we finish.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be beginning the unit on human sexuality which will focus on healthy functioning of the reproductive system.  

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will continue the unite on human sexuality.  Focuse will be on prevention and detection of STI’s

 

8C

May 18, 2018

Science: (Ms. Byrne) – This week we finished up work on Newton’s Three Laws of Motion.  Next week, we will explore the 3 types of friction and their effect on force and motion.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –  Next week we will learn that while the Catholic Church attempted to carry out reforms, Catholics and Protestants fought bloody religious wars across Europe.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students will continue our study of polynomials.  The operations of adding and subtracting polynomials will be continued.  Multiplying polynomials, including using the FOIL method, will also be continued.  Students will be tested on these concepts in the middle of the week.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Students will be reading Part 2 of Fahrenheit 451 next week.  It is important that students are keeping up with the assigned readings.  

There will be a grammar test Tuesday on Verbals.  Grammar notes are on google classroom, and students have received review exercises.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be completing activities in Lesson 22 and will be preparing for a quiz on the entire lesson by the end of the week.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be studying weather expressions and the preterite tense in Chapter 9.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reviewing for their Spanish 1 Cumulative Final Exam. The exam will be given on Friday, May 25th. Extra Help is available after school on Thursday, May 24th.

Latin (Mr. Walsh) – Latin students will finish reading chapter VIII, and should expect a grammar quiz once we finish.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be beginning the unit on human sexuality which will focus on healthy functioning of the reproductive system.  


Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will continue the unite on human sexuality.  Focuse will be on prevention and detection of STI’s

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