Posted by: aoifelove | April 23, 2016

May Day Is Fast Approaching!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to all my EIGHTH GRADERS and to MISS LIDA on the GREAT INVENTIONS/ART FAIR.  Well done!  Superb job!

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will continue to take notes regarding The Odyssey, and they will continue to watch the movie of it, which brings the book to life.  In addition to this, they will start to read Lord of the Flies by William Golding.   Last week, we read the guidelines for their next writing assignment, “Write a Speech.”  This week, we will look at ten different formats for writing a speech.

This week in history, my Eighth Graders will prepare for their next History Test (Chapter 8).  In addition to this, they will commence reading Chapter 9 of the history book, which focuses on the Westward Expansion 1820 – 1860.  They will also watch a history series about The American Revolution (History Channel).

This week, Family Life will address “The Dating Game.”  The discussion should be interesting.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test in Lesson 19 of Wordly Wise, for Friday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 19 of Wordly Wise.
  • Study the SAT spelling and vocabulary, for Friday.
  • Write the history questions and answers from Chapter 8, into your history notebooks for Friday.
  • Start the first draft of your speech.

The child making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.  ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a GRAND week ahead.

Cheers,

Miss Susan

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