Religion - Mrs. Dayton: In religion, the students are learning about the different elements of the Mass. Their learning is supplemented through the wonderful resources on Formed.org.
ELA - Mrs. Rall: In ELA, the students are nearing the end of our current novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. They are eager to conclude so that we can get started on the highly anticipated The Outsiders. The students are continuing with their independent study of spelling and grammar. In addition, they have been doing independent research on their current debate topic and will participate in a cooperative, facts-driven discussion this coming week.
Math 8 - Mrs. Miron: The students are well into learning about functions. We have explored the idea of function and how they show the relationship between two values: the input, and the output. The students were given the visual aid of a function. At one end, the input is entered into the machine. The machine applies the function rule (operation), and then a particular output exits the machine. We have also discussed and practiced recognizing functions in four different forms: ordered pairs, tables, mapping diagrams, and graphs. Our course of study will next lead to correlating our previous Module’s concepts on linear equations to how they are also linear functions.
Algebra I - Mrs. Miron: We have finished our study of linear equations and are preparing to take the assessment at the beginning of next week. The students have been reviewing how to recognize a linear equation, how that looks in a graph, three methods for graphing linear equations, how to find the slope and y-intercept of a graph, how to determine if a line is parallel or perpendicular to another line in the coordinate plane, and how to use linear equation concepts to solve real-world problems. Next we will be learning about systems of linear equations and how they can be used to solve many different types of real-world situations.
History - Mr. Halter: We continue our study and analysis of WWII. We explore questions such as why the war began? How the U.S. responded to the war? What brought the United States into the war? Our project will include creating a WWII propaganda poster. We also continue our study of the Great American Songbook and how history affects music.
Science - Mrs. Davis: Students are learning how to identify physical and chemical properties of substances in a reaction. Most recently they explored the physical and chemical properties of polymers as they made slime, experimented with insta-snow polymer, and stuck a skewer through a balloon without it popping!
Spanish - Sra. DiNino: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Eighth graders are conjugating present tense regular verbs!!! Students are increasing their knowledge of verb translations using Spanish Bananagrams. They are placing the tiles horizontally or vertically to spell a verb. The translation of each verb must be stated to earn their points.We will also be using charades to guess the verb being presented.