Grade 8 Announcements

Onward and Upward Class of 2019!

 

Welcome to 8th Grade! We are so excited that you are here!

Here is a link for the ipowerpoint that was shown on September 20 on the high school application process.  For those not at the meeting, the forms were sent home with your child. 8th_Grade_High_School_Application_Process pptx File Size: 1.17 MB Modified: 21/09/2018, 11:06

 Click on the link below to keep up to date on upcoming quizzes, tests, and projects.  You must be logged into your Chrome account to view the calendar.    

QUIZ, TEST, and PROJECT CALENDAR

 *Please note the NEW color-coding this school year for the Test Calendar:

Green = 6th Grade

Blue = 7th Grade

Red = 8th Grade

 

Please see the Grade 8 Google Classroom for all of our general 8th grade items.

 

English/Literature (Mrs. O'Connell)

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Google classroom join code - z17d6j

(SEE GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR HW)

 CH. 6 GRAMMAR TEST, THURSDAY, JAN. 24

 Mon. - 

Tues. - 

Wed. -  

Thurs. -

Fri. - 

http://catholicdos.org/english-language-arts-ncea-book-list

http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000-junior.html#literature7-9

 

Any questions about what has been assigned for homework check the google classroom.!

8A English/Literature (Mrs. Finnerty)

We will be using Google Classroom as a communication tool in the classroom. All 8A students have joined the classroom; most parents have also joined as a Guardian. Please contact Mrs. Finnerty with any additional email address you would like added to Google Classroom for Guardian access.

Literature

Materials needed for this subject include a 2" binder where we will keep all of our Literature items. Students will also need the current novel that we are discussing and working on together in class. We will be keeping our Literature textbooks in the classroom.

Vocabulary (included in Literature standards)

Materials needed for this subject include a Vocabulary Workshop textbook and 3x5 notecards for each of our 300 words.

A terrific resource is the online component of Vocabulary Workshop. Students can take a practice quiz, listen to word pronunciation, play vocabulary games, and find graphic organizers. We will keep adding to our word list throughout the school, taking cumulative assessments after every 3 units. By the end of the school year we will have mastered 300 vocabulary words. Please use this resource as a study tool to keep words fresh and an active part of your own speaking and writing vocabulary.

Language Arts

Materials needed for this subject include a composition notebook for Grammar notes, a Grammar for Writing textbook, and a Voyages in English workbook. Students will also need binder paper for writing assignments that are not completed in their Chromebooks.

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Science (Mrs. Fiesel)

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Academic Support: Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:15 pm

We are beginning to learn about PHYSICS!! 

8A has class on Friday and Tuesday.

8B has class on Monday and Wednesday.

 

Homework: Chapter 8 Vocab 

Tuesday (Jan 22)/Wednesday (Jan 23): Continuing Chapter 8

                                    Roller Coaster research - on google classroom

 

Thursday(Jan 24)/Friday (Jan 25): Finishing Chapter 8
                                     Homework forms on google classroom to complete

Math (Dr. Zagrobelny)

Pre-Algebra (8E)
 
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Academic Support:  Tuesdays 3:15-4:15
 
Please see Google classroom for homework.
 
Google classroom code:  30xvca
 
Note:  if your IXL screen does not show grade levels on the side, 8th grade is level J.
 
 
 
 
 

Advanced Math (Mrs. Long)

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Academic Support is Wednesdays until 4:15.  Please be prompt for pick up as I have to leave immediately for my carpool.  Pickup will be at the playground.  You do not have to sign up.  I will be expecting students every Wednesday.  NOTE: ACADEMIC SUPPORT WILL NOT BE ON WEDNESDAY DURING THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 14 AND 21.  I WILL HAVE ACADEMIC SUPPORT ON TUESDAY, JAN 15 AND THURS JAN 24.

Algebra 8

Week of January 21, 2019

Monday – none

Tuesday – study for midterm – look at Google glassroom for practice tests and IXL links

Wednesday – study for midterm – look at Google glassroom for practice tests and IXL links

Thursday – study for midterm – look at Google glassroom for practice tests and IXL links

Friday – worksheet on domain and ranges – look at Google Classroom and fill in answers in notebook

 Wednesday and Friday (1/23 & 1/25) MIDTERM exam – this will count as TWO TESTS.

Note: Challenge problems are optional.  They are designed for those students who would like an additional challenge.

  

 Geometry

Monday – none

Tuesday – study for midterm – look at Google glassroom for practice tests and IXL links

Wednesday – study for midterm – look at Google glassroom for practice tests and IXL links

Thursday – study for midterm – look at Google glassroom for practice tests and IXL links

Friday – pg 324 Chapter test odd – to hand in for quiz grade

Wednesday and Friday (1/23 & 1/25) MIDTERM exam – this will count as TWO TESTS. It will cover Chapter 1 - 8.  Use review materials and your old exams to study.

 

 

History (Mr. Dongu)

Greetings 8th Grade Families,

Here is the weekly calendar for 1/21-1/25: 

Monday: No school

Tuesday: No HW

Wednesday: No HW

Thursday: No HW

Friday: HW due 8 am on Google Classroom (pg. 375 questions 2 and 4)

 

For additional class information, please go to Google Classroom (code cygtgll)

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Religion (Mrs. Bacon)

“I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian.” — St. Ignatius of Antioch

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Google Classroom Codes:

8D (Algebra): bfxv083

8CE (Pre-Alg & Geo): 6f0sho

 

Homework for the Week of 1/21:

Monday 1/21: Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Tuesday 1/22: Finish poster for the Church is HOLY, CATHOLIC, and APOSTOLIC. See google classroom for assignment guidelines

Wednesday 1/23: Research the life of your Confirmation Saint

Thursday 1/24 (8D): Complete the draft of your works cited for your saint paper

Friday 1/25 (8CE): Complete the draft of your works cited for your saint paper

Spanish (Mrs. Schlosser)

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 B I E N V E N I D O S 😊

 

Academic Support:  Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 

 

THIS WEEK:(01/22/19)

 

Please see Google classroom for the homework assignments.

 

The code for 8 grade Spanish google classroom is: d59ozjo

 

LAST WEEK:(01/14/19)

-Complete page 171 in the PWB.

-Hispanohablantes: p- 359-360

 Due: Tue. 01/22

 Test on Tue. 01/22 (Study the verb "tener" and the possessive adjectives)

 

 

                    

                    SPANISH LEVEL 1 (GRADES 6 – 8)

       GRADING

  • Grades will be based on:
  • Test (45 %)
  • Quizzes and Spelling Tests (25%)
  • Homework (15 %)
  • Class Work and Participation (15%)

       HOMEWORK

  • Homework is assigned once a week on Wednesdays and is due the following Monday. It must be completed and turned in by the due date. If a student misses a class, he or she will be responsible for the day’s homework unless there are extenuating circumstances. Exceptions will be granted if a student has an extended absence due to illness.
  • Homework information is found on the school website.

 

       ACADEMIC SUPPORT

  • Academic support is for students in middle school who need additional help with Spanish. It is on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

                

Spanish Placement Test  

  • The 8th grade students will take a placement test at the end of the year to be eligible to take the Spanish level II High School Course.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You may reach me through the St. Bernadette School office or e-mail me at mschlosser@stbernadette school.org

     TOP TEN WAYS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SPANISH

  • Always do homework immediately after class.
  • Study and review daily, not just before an exam.
  • Listen to CD’s, radio stations in Spanish or watch Spanish television.
  • Name objects in your house, town, etc. in Spanish.
  • Practice using the Spanish vocabulary at home and with friends.
  • Review class notes and re-write them.
  • Pay close attention to spelling and grammar rules.
  • Record new vocabulary and grammar in a notebook and then make flash cards.
  • Check out children’s books from the library in Spanish.
  • Do not be afraid to make mistakes.