Grade 8A

Spring 2017


Jesus is Risen



Lent 2017






CCLS Math :8.F.48.F.58.SP.18.SP.28.SP.38.SP.4

Grade 8 Module 6: Linear Functions

In Grades 6 and 7, students worked with data involving a single variable.  Module 6 introduces students to bivariate data.  Students are introduced to a function as a rule that assigns exactly one value to each input.  In this module, students use their understanding of functions to model the possible relationships of bivariate data.  This module is important in setting a foundation for students’ work in algebra in Grade 9.


ELA: Procedural Writing: 

Students will create a recipe & cook the food . This is in conjunction with Immigration in History.

The students will explain how they made their meal.

They must follow the procedural writing process.

Students will write an essay – “A Day In The Life” a comparative essay.


“The Girl Who Lived Forever – Anne Frank”

Students will grow to understand this difficult time in history.

  • Why is it important to learn about the Holocaust?
  • What is the value of hope?

Students will go on a virtual tour of Auschwitz and write a reflection.

Students will collect, gather and analyze information.

Students will create a poem – free verse.

Social Studies: From Expansion & Imperialism to The Great Depression

8.3 EXPANSION AND IMPERIALISM: Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, economic, political, and cultural factors contributed to a push for westward expansion and more aggressive United States foreign policy.

(Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5; Themes: GEO, GOV, CIV, ECO)

8.4 WORLD WAR I AND THE ROARING TWENTIES: Various diplomatic, economic, and ideological factors contributed to the United States decision to enter World War I. Involvement in the war significantly altered the lives of Americans. Postwar America was characterized by economic prosperity, technological innovations, and changes in the workplace.

(Standards: 1, 2, 4; Themes: SOC, GOV, ECO, TECH)

8.5 GREAT DEPRESSION: Economic and environmental disasters in the 1930s created hardships for many Americans. Amidst much debate about the appropriate role of government, President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped to create intensive government interventions in the United States economy and society.

(Standards: 1, 3, 5; Themes: TCC, SOC, GOV, ECO)


Essential Question: Who are our ancestors in faith?

  • The Early Church
  • Christians and the Roman Empire
  • Christians and the Early Middle Ages
  • Christians of the High Middle Ages
  • The Church in crisis and change
  • People of reform and renewal

Correlation of Religion to the NYS ELA Common Core Curriculum: CCLS ELA: RI.8.1,RI.8.2,RI.8.6,RI.8.9,RI.8.10,W.8.2,W.8.4,W.8.9,SL.8.1


Grades 8 & 4 Retreat: Miracles of Jesus

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Class of 2017!



January 2017

Grade 8 Saint Project: religion-project-grade-8-and-rubric 

CCLS Social Studies:

Civil War Project: will include:

  • causes of the war
  • important battles
  • the outcome of the war


CCLS Math:
8.G.1 8.G.2 8.G.5 8.G.6 8.G.7

Grade 8 Module 2: The Concept of Congruence

In this module, students learn about translations, reflections, and rotations in the plane and, more importantly, how to use them to precisely define the concept of congruence. Throughout Topic A, on the definitions and properties of the basic rigid motions, students verify experimentally their basic properties and, when feasible, deepen their understanding of these properties using reasoning. All the lessons of Topic B demonstrate to students the ability to sequence various combinations of rigid motions while maintaining the basic properties of individual rigid motions. Students learn that congruence is just a sequence of basic rigid motions in Topic C, and Topic D begins the learning of Pythagorean Theorem.


Grade 8 – Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet

Grade 7 – Macbeth

Students will read, discuss, analyze and synthesize: play characters, themes, motifs & symbols.

Students will learn who Shakespeare was and write a biography of him.

Students will choose one act of the play and act it out either in modern or old English.

 RI.8.1 RI.8.2 RI.8.6 RI.8.9 RI.8.10 W.8.2 W.8.4 W.8.9 SL.8.1

Unit: Reading Closely for Textual Details

Part 1 introduces students to the idea of reading closely for details through an examination of a range of text types. Part 2 introduces students to a particular process for close reading that involves questioning the text generally and then in text-specific ways—to help them focus on important textual ideas and characteristics. Part 3 develops student proficiency by analyzing textual details for making comparisons across texts. Parts 4 and 5 develop students’ abilities to express their analysis, through writing text-based explanations in Part 4 and then, in Part 5, through facilitating and participating in text-centered discussions.

As you know we will soon be having our annual Christmas Show. The students are very excited about performing on their own and with their first grade buddies. The costume for the eighth grade this year will be a large white tee shirt (which we will design in school, which has already been purchased), a pair of jeans and sneakers.

Decorating tee-shirts with our first grade buddies!




Advent 2016


Halloween Dance 2016


 $1325 was raised by the 4th & 8th Grade for Breast Cancer Awareness


 Current Curriculum:

Current Units:

  • The Hindenburg
  • Edgar Allen Poe