Grade 8 Newsletters

8A

March 29, 2018

Math: (Miss Mantia) – Students will receive a take-home open-resource test for Monday night.  Students received a study guide that we will correct in class on Monday as preparation for the test.  As a reminder to students, tests look very similar to the study guides. Students may use their resources including textbook, notes, and journals, but they may not receive help from a person or digital resource such as the internet.  Next week students will also receive their Business Project packet. Students will choose groups and “open a business.” The project will require students to write a business plan and algebra paragraphs as well as to create graphs for revenues, costs, and profits.  I encourage parents to look at the packet with their children to see a breakdown of day-by-day assignments and due dates as well as a grading rubric for the project.

Science: (Mrs. Gorham)–  Students have completed their Open House Projects. Next week we will be completing their poster boards. Poster boards will include all parts of the Lab Report. The poster boards will count for 25% of their Open House Project. We will also begin our unit on Force and Motion. We continue to work on Jog Nog.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week in social studies, students worked on their medieval Europe poster projects with their groups. They spent time in class and in the library  researching their topics and working with their groups constructing different parts of the poster. Next week, we will continue the projects which are due Friday, as well as have a quiz on section 4.

ELA: (Ms. Chau) –  This week, we’ve started our debates in class. The goal is to wrap up their debates by next week. We’ve also been working on MCAS prep for the student’s upcoming ELA MCAS exam on April 4th (Wed) and April 5th (Thurs).

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will begin writing the sentences for their autobiography projects into a booklet. At home they will finish collecting the thirty pictures needed for their project.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be exploring Chapter 9 Vocabulary. This chapter’s vocabulary includes summer and winter activities at a beach & ski resort.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be take a quiz on the forms and uses of SER and ESTAR verbs. They will also continue work on their autobiography projects, which will be due before April vacation.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will finish watching http://livingonone.org/livingonone/film/ and discussing the movie. Then we will begin learning about SER vs. ESTAR as well as a mini-project.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be completing and presenting their group presentations illustrating the characteristics and impact of a specific drug category.  We will be emphasizing the negative effects of addiction on individuals and families.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students started the Dating Violence Prevention unit this week.  They will continue next week with classes being Officer Sheppard. The focus next week will be (1) the difference between flirting and harassment, and school policies around harassment.  (2) violence in the media and warning signs of dating violence. Students will be involved in role-playing and group discussion.

 

8B

March 29, 2018

ELA: (Mr. Balsamo) – This week, we continued preparing for the MCAS with our second in-class essay this term. In addition, we continued reading Fahrenheit 451. The tentative plan is to finish the novel next week with a test and project to follow shortly.

Social Studies: (Ms. DiSipio) – We will be concluding our study of medieval Europe with the Black Death.  Students will be studying the causes and effects of this disease, socially and economically  Students should expect a quiz on Chapter 15, Section 5 the following week.

Science: (Follow @MrMarinoScience) – Students will be assigned their project next week and will work on it in and out of school with their lab partners. Communication is imperative out of school for the success of this project. Poster boards will be provided. We will also begin a new unit on forces and motion!  🙂 Have a nice long weekend!

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students took the chapter 7 test (pythagorean theorem), started chapter 8 ( volumes of different solids), and did a project on systems of equations.  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will begin writing the sentences for their autobiography projects into a booklet. At home they will finish collecting the thirty pictures needed for their project.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be exploring Chapter 9 Vocabulary. This chapter’s vocabulary includes summer and winter activities at a beach & ski resort.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – We will finish watching http://livingonone.org/livingonone/film/ and discussing the movie. Then we will begin learning about SER vs. ESTAR as well as a mini-project.

French: (Mme Abrams) –  French students will be working in Lesson 21 on vocabulary of the house. Also, they will continue work on their autobiography projects due before April vacation. Students should make sure that they have 5 pictures, preferably hand-drawn, in order to illustrate the project.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Students will be continuing to read through chapter 7. They should study the vocabulary words on quizlet in preparation for a vocab quiz next week.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be completing and presenting their group presentations illustrating the characteristics and impact of a specific drug category.  We will be emphasizing the negative effects of addiction on individuals and families.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students started the Dating Violence Prevention unit this week.  They will continue next week with classes being Officer Sheppard.  The focus next week will be (1) the difference between flirting and harassment, and school policies around harassment.  (2) violence in the media and warning signs of dating violence. Students will be involved in role-playing and group discussion.  

8C

March 29, 2018

Science: (Ms. Byrne) – Students have completed the Graph, Analysis and Conclusion portions of their Open House Projects. Next week we will be completing their poster boards. Poster boards will include all parts of the Lab Report. The poster boards will count for 25% of their Open House Project. We may also begin our unit on Force and Motion, if time permits.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –  Students will be presenting their poster projects on Monday and Tuesday. Some students will be bringing in food products as part of their presentations. We will be continuing our studies on the Renaissance. Students will learn how the Italian city-states began a rebirth of learning and art in Europe.  They will also understand how Italy’s location helped it grow wealthy from trade and banking.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students have been working hard finding square roots, approximating square roots, finding cube roots, using the Pythaorean Theorem, using the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem, and applying the distance formula.  Next week students will be tested on these concepts.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Students have done a great job this month preparing and reviewing for ELA MCAS!  Next week students will finish researching and note taking for the debate project and begin writing their speeches. Independent reading and notes are due Monday April 9th!

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be finishing their autobiography projects.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be take a quiz on the forms and uses of SER and ESTAR verbs. They will also continue work on their autobiography projects, which will be due before April vacation.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be exploring Chapter 9 Vocabulary. This chapter’s vocabulary includes summer and winter activities at a beach & ski resort.

Latin (Mr. Walsh) – Students will be continuing to read through chapter 7. They should study the vocabulary words on quizlet in preparation for a vocab quiz next week.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be completing and presenting their group presentations illustrating the characteristics and impact of a specific drug category.  We will be emphasizing the negative effects of addiction on individuals and families.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students started the Dating Violence Prevention unit this week.  They will continue next week with classes being Officer Sheppard. The focus next week will be (1) the difference between flirting and harassment, and school policies around harassment.  (2) violence in the media and warning signs of dating violence. Students will be involved in role-playing and group discussion.

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