Posted by: aoifelove | March 23, 2019

Last Week of March!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all of our Eighth Graders who ran or walked in the Jog-A-Thon, on Friday!  I greatly appreciate your enthusiasm and participation. ❤  THANK YOU to all our E.C.D.S. Parents and Relatives who sponsored your teenagers to run or walk in the Jog-A-Thon.  We are very grateful for your generous donations. A special THANK YOU to Anne Morasco and to all our Parent Volunteers, who organized this important event. Well done! ❤

Last week in literature, my Eighth Graders began to analyze Night by Elie Wiesel.  They checked out their next book, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and commenced reading it. They continued to work on the fantasy college application.  They also worked on writing an heroic poem, based on The Odyssey, some students finished it already.  They reviewed for the Literary Devices Test, on Friday.  They worked on their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  In addition to this, they watched the next installment of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will continue reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding.  They will continue their study of Night, too.  They will review punctuation rules in preparation for the Iowa Basics Standardized Testing.  They will finish their Career Project.  Their next writing assignment is to write a speech for presentation.  In addition to this they will watch the next installment of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Last week in history, my Eighth Graders took a History Test of Chapter 5, on Monday.  The majority of the class scored in the A+/A range.  Well done, Eighth Graders! 🙂 They worked on writing The Constitution in their own words, and four students finished it. They commenced 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.  In addition to this, they watched the first disc of the History Channel’s documentary series:The Founding Fathers.

This week in history, my Eighth Graders will finish reading Chapter 6: Section 3 – Daily Life in America.  They will finish writing The Constitution, in their own words.  In addition to this, they will write a biography of a famous “black American.”  They will continue viewing the History Channel’s documentary series: The Founding Fathers.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 15 in Wordly Wise, for Friday, March 29.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 15 of Wordly Wise.
  • Continue with the three interviews for the Career Project, which are due on Friday, March 29.
  • Finish writing The Constitution, in your own words. You will also have class time for this project.
  • The History Biographies will be due on Friday, April 5. You will have class time for this work.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan 🙂