Jesus is Risen
Grade 8 Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry
In the first topic of this module, students learn the concept of a function and why functions are necessary for describing geometric concepts and occurrences in everyday life. Once a formal definition of a function is provided, students then consider functions of discrete and continuous rates and understand the difference between the two. Students apply their knowledge of linear equations and their graphs from Module 4 to graphs of linear functions. Students inspect the rate of change of linear functions and conclude that the rate of change is the slope of the graph of a line. They learn to interpret the equation y=mx+b as defining a linear function whose graph is a line. Students compare linear functions and their graphs and gain experience with non-linear functions as well. In the second and final topic of this module, students extend what they learned in Grade 7 about how to solve real-world and mathematical problems related to volume from simple solids to include problems that require the formulas for cones, cylinders, and spheres.
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
Class of 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
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!
Halloween Dance 2016
$1325 was raised by the 4th & 8th Grade for Breast Cancer Awareness
- The Hindenburg
- Edgar Allen Poe