Welcome to Eighth Grade!
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What's going on this week? February 18th
Thursday--February 21st--Zach, Josh, Sam
Thursday--February 28th--Josef, Christian, George
Thursday--March 7th--Clare, Erin, Kayla
Thursday-- March 14th--Spencer, Ellee, Macy
Dates to Remember
We will continue working in Chapter 8 - Linear Functions. The students will interpret scatter plots, use function notation and graph/solve systems of linear equations.
Students will be learning all about polynomials in the second half of chapter 6. We will discuss different types of polynomials, how to add, subtract and multiply polynomials, and then how to factor polynomials.
Students will be switching over to a different book. We will be using "Theology of the Body for Teens" for the next two-three months. It focuses on answering the questions, "Who Am I?" and "How Should I Live?"
Students MUST have rosaries at school every Wednesday. They will receive participation points and I will be checking that they have one each time we go to church for the rosary in the morning.
Students will describe the outbreak of hostilities between Patriot and British forces during the American Revolution in chapter 6.
Reading: Students will be reading a short story called "Tears of Autumn". We will discuss Cultural Context.
There will be a READ THEORY assignment this week.
Grammar: Students will be learning about Verbal and Verbal Phrases in chapter 7. A verbal is a verb form that acts as another part of speech. Verbals can add interest and excitement to anything you write.
Writing: Students will begin to analyze and write a persuasive essay.
Spelling: Students will be doing Lesson 14 this week. All spelling activities are due Friday morning before the test.
WORD LIST: congenial, decipher, dissect, enigma, ineffectual, infallible, irrepressible, luminous, millenium, mire, pestilence, stagnate, sublime, vie, voluminious.
There will be a SPELLING TEST on Friday morning!