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Mrs. Pollitt’s and Mrs. Fair’s Class News Page

October 13th, 2011

 

 

Glorify God

 

and treasure knowledge!

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

        Welcome to our new page!  I apologize for taking so long, but I hope it is worth the wait.  Mrs. Pollitt and I appreciate your patience as we combine our efforts to keep you better informed.  As you will see, we have reserved the first section for any special news reminders we may have for our eighth grade homerooms.  Then you will find eighth grade academic news, which will include quiz, test and project information.  (Mrs. Pollitt’s math and homeroom religion class work/assignments followed by Mrs. Fair’s literature, vocabulary and homeroom religion class work/assignments.)  Mrs. Pollitt’s work will be updated at the end of each Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Mrs. Fair’s information will be updated on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week (also unless otherwise noted).  The seventh grade classes’ information will follow the eighth grades.

        If you should need to reach us, you may do so by calling the school office during regular business hours, or you may contact us through our school email.  We will respond within 24 hours or at our earliest opportunity.

        We feel very blessed to be working with our students and thank you all for the confidence you place in us by sending your children here for their academic and spiritual education.  We appreciate your support and prayers for a successful school year.

 

 
 

 

WE BOTH WANT TO THANK OUR EIGHTH GRADERS FOR DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB LAST WEEK WITH OUR LITTLE PRE-K PRAYER PARTNERS.  YOU ALL DID A WONDERFUL JOB SPEAKING WITH THE CHILDREN AND SHOWING THEM THE PATIENCE THEY REQUIRE.  AWESOME JOB!  Our next meeting with them is October26th.

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MATHEMATICS AND ALGEBRA

 

Eighth grade math is divided into sections according to student readiness and performance.  There are two sections of Algebra and one section of eighth grade math.  Class assignments and quiz or test dates are listed below according to that information.

Encouraging message on board

 

 

 

 

Pencil and math equation

 

ADVANCED

ALGEBRA

 

 

 

 

 

Algebra test instructions reading first inside, outside last    

 

ALGEBRA

 

 

 

 

 

Alphabet building blocks spelling "MATH"

 

 

EIGHTH GRADE

MATH

 

FRIDAY: (Sept. 30th):

 

Finish incomplete class work

Chapter Test on Wed.

 

 

FRIDAY: (Sept. 30th)t):

 

Integers: Complete wbp. 34, (Sad8) #’s 1-45

 

FRIDAY: (Sept. 30th):

New vocabulary: Isosceles triangle, acute triangle, scalene triangle, equilateral triangle, vertex angle, base angle, Right angle, hypotenuse, obtuse triangle, hash marks

 

H.W.  -  None

Tuesday:

 

 

 

 

Tuesday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

 

CHAPTER TEST

 

 

Wednesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

 

 

 

 

Thursday:

Thursday:

Friday:

 

 

 

 

 

Friday:

Friday:

 

 

 

 

 

8B Religion

 

Bible and rosary beads

 

Week of October

3rd – 7th

CLASS WORK OR HOMEWORK

 

Monday

10/3

Quiz on Tuesday after our Apostles’ Creed activity.

Over Chapter 1

H.W. – quiz tomorrow

 

Tuesday

10/4

 

Practice with Apostles’ Creed; quiz over Chapter 1

 

 

Wednesday

10/5

 

Students involved in the mass will have practice in the Church from 10:00 – 10:20.

Others will be with Mrs. Fair.

Roman Missal Lesson 3

H.W. - Bring gloves tomorrow.

 

 

Thursday

10/6

 

Service Project:  clean up and weed the school grounds to help prepare for the Fall Festival

 

 

 

Friday

10/7

 

Mass at 1:30 today; no religion class

 

 

 

Seventh Grade Math is divided into three different sections.  There is an Algebra I class, and eighth grade math class and a seventh grade math class.  Their work assignments, quizzes or tests are listed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Group

 

Algebra I

 

Red Group

 

8th Grade Math

 

Orange Group

 

7th Grade Math

Fri. (9/30)

 

HW: no written homework for the weekend; Chapter test on Wednesday.

No written homework for the weekend.

No written homework for the weekend.

Tues.

 

 

 

 

Wed.

 

 

Chapter Test

 

 

 

Thurs.

 

 

 

 

Fri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New math vocabulary for Algebra I:

 

1.      isosceles triangle

2.      acute triangle

3.      scalene triangle

4.      equilateral triangle

5.      vertex angle

6.      base angle

7.      right angle

8.      hypotenuse

9.      obtuse triangle

10.hash marks

 

 

 

 

Literature and Vocabulary Studies –
Eighth Grade

 

Mrs. Fair’s literature classes are divided according to students’ reading performance on standardized tests and prior classroom performance.  While some standard instruction applies to all students, there is individual differentiation depending upon each student and his or her effort.  Ample opportunities are provided for physical, as well as mental, reading response activities.  Students are often permitted to work with partners or in small groups to improve comprehension and critical thinking skills.  Finally, students are asked to make connections between what they read or learn with what they already know or have experienced in their own lives.  The most notable changes from seventh to eighth grade literature class include the following: the expectation of greater independent thought and increased individual student responsibility, the more formal approach to vocabulary study, and the strong emphasis on class participation.  All are VERY important aspects of this course and they directly affect preparation for high school.

 

Literature/

Vocabulary

Period 2/8

Period 7

Monday

Kintu and the Law of Love -

Test on Thursday (see below)

Kintu and the Law of Love

Test on Thursday (see below)

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

Test over elements of mythology and vocabulary

Test over elements of mythology; vocabulary

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Don’t forget to keep reading independently and work to reach the reading goals you set for yourselves!

Message on blackboard

                                         

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Project:  Hallway banner for the second floor about our call to be apostolic in our modern world. More information is to come.

 

Week of Oct. 3rd – 7th

              Class work or homework

Mon.

NO Class today

Quiz tomorrow review Chapter 1

Tues.

Apostles’ Creed activity with Mrs. Pollitt’s class

Quiz over Chapter 1

Wed.

Roman Missal Lesson #3 (with Mrs. Fair in Mrs. Pollitt’s room); work with/revise self-written credo.

HW:  Bring gloves to work outside tomorrow; also bring a blanket to sit on and bring something to share with others at lunch.

Thurs.

Service Project for Trimester #1

Fri.

MASS at 1:30; no religion class. Finalized credos due on Tuesday of next week.

 

 

 

Seventh Grade Literature is divided into three sections:  Period 1 (Yellow Group), Period 5 (Orange Group) and Period 6 (Red Group). 

 

All three sections are currently reading the same stories because of the shared unit we are covering. Although they read the same material, all students are working with that material according to individual reading skill levels and performance. 

This week students read three poems that followed the theme of "Finding Oneself."  We will begin a new short story on Monday. 

 

Vocabulary is as follows:

 

Literary Focus: 

Reading strategy: 

Building Vocabulary: 

Spelling Skill: 

 

 

 

Make sure you are reading for 30 minutes every night!  Keep track of your independent reading on your reading log sheets.

Have a good night, and we will see you tomorrow.  :o)

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