Posted by: aoifelove | December 10, 2012

Dear Eighth Grade Parents,

MANY THANKS once again for my “new best friend”….my iPAD.  It is a fascinating tool!  I am enjoying the exploration of its many avenues regarding the educational and just plain fun “APPS.”  I truly appreciate your generosity.

This coming week, the Eighth Graders will continue their reading of Odysseus’s adventures in The Odyssey.  In addition to this, they will finish their Life Skills workbook and their Punctuation workbook.  There will be no Wordly Wise homework this week, as I want my students to put their creative energy into finishing their Career Project before December 20, apart from the interviews with a person in their chosen careers.  Please make sure that you are with your child when he/she conducts the interviews.  My Eighth Graders are allowed to interview by personal visits (accompanied by a parent), e-mails, or by phone.  The completed interviews will be due on Friday, January 11.

There will be a History Test of Chapter 4 of the history book on Wednesday, December 12.  Please encourage your child to study for this test.  Thank you!  This week, will start Chapter 5 of the history book, The American Journey.

This past week in our Religion Class, the Eighth Graders read about the early Catholic Church, martyrs, the Council of Jerusalem, and the Magisterium.  This next week, we will read about Emperor Constantine and Saint Augustine.

Christmas is fast approaching and we have been asked to provide for a Christmas family.  Your child has signed up for food and a gift for our designated family.  In addition to this, they have signed up to bring one item for their Christmas party, which will be held on Wednesday, December 19.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.  ~ Maria Montessori

Have a GRAND week ahead!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan

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