Posted by: aoifelove | March 16, 2019

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in literature, my Eighth Graders finished reading Night by Elie Wiesel.  Then, they began to analyze it.  They worked on writing their poems about The Odyssey.  They started work on a college application for the Career Project.  They  studied more literary devices.  In addition to this, they commenced watching Fahrenheit 451, for literature on DVD.

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will analyze Night by Elie Wiesel.  Mid-week, they will check out their next book, Lord of the Flies by William Golding.  I will read aloud an introduction to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  They will review for the Literary Devices Test, on Friday.  In addition to this, they will watch the next installment of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Last week in history class, my Eighth Graders finished reading Chapter 5 of the history book, which is about The First Political Parties in the United States.  They continued to write The Constitution in their own words.  They watched the docudrama about Rosa Parks.

This week in history, my Eighth Graders will take a History Test of Chapter 5, on Monday.  They will work on writing The Constitution in their own words.  They will watch a documentary about Eleanor Roosevelt for “Women In History.” They will commence reading Chapter 6 of the history book, which focuses on The Age of Jefferson: The Republicans Take Power, The Louisiana Purchase, and Daily Life in Early America.

Reminders:

  • Our annual Jog-A-Thon will take place on Friday, March 22.  Anne Morasco needs more volunteers, so if you are available to help, please contact her.  Please remind your teenagers to get their sponsors.  Many thanks! 🙂

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the History Test of Chapter 5, on Monday, March 18.
  • Turn in your Dream House for the Career Project, on Monday.  It is past the due date for some.
  • Continue with the three interviews for the Career Project, which are due on Friday, March 29.
  • History Biography is due on Friday, March 22.
  • Work on writing The Constitution, in your own words. You will also have class time for this project.

The child who makes use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future. 

~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

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