February 22, 2021
Dear Parents and Students,
“Reunited and it feels so good.” If you are a fan of 70’s music scene, you will get the reference. Peaches and Herb? We are all excited to be back together and to continue on this journey of 8th grade. The aircraft seems to have navigated the turbulent storm and is now soaring through the clouds. Our focus remains safety and emphasis will be on mask wearing and social distancing. Students are now going to the computer lab and will have a half hour study hall each week in the library. Students also go to PE. Mrs. Biringer has requested that students now bring P E shoes. The school week will be Monday through Thursday. Friday will consist of a math Zoom lesson and extended activities to be completed at home on Friday. Homework Help will continue on Fridays 11:00-2:00. Students attend Homework Help at teacher’s request.
Thank you, Mrs. Gustafson, for leading the auction project for the 8th graders. Thank you to all other parents and students who participated in the project. The cornhole game and s’mores ingredients will make for a fun activity for families.
The ICRS “MASK”UARADE will take place on Saturday, February 26. See the school website for details. We are thankful for all who support our students and our school by attending and participating in our annual school auction.
THE FLIGHT PLAN
LITERATURE: Students are reading informational text using the Junior Scholastic magazine. Students will be creating prior knowledge by researching topics connected to the novel studies of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and To Kill a Mockingbird. In partners, students will create a slide presentation of a given topic. Students need to finish their book for independent reading by the end of the week.
U.S. HISTORY: Students are understanding geography by using map skills for each continent. 8th graders are understanding the new government effort to become the United States. They are examining the Articles of Confederation. They will complete a packet on this concept.
RELIGION: Students are studying the last Mark of the Church, apostolic. The Service Logs for the 2nd trimester is due and every student will complete a reflection on a Random Act of Kindness they performed.
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”
— David Wilkerson
Dear 8th grade:
This week we will write our papers for the science fair. Students will use the notes they have been taking to write a formal, technical paper on their topic. Also, in grammar we will learn the purpose and rules for hyphens and dashes.
This week in 8th science we will be checking in with everyone’s Science Fair project. Attached are the poster board expectations and grading rubric. Due Tuesday is a worksheet on balancing chemical equations. Due Wednesday are pp. 149-151. On Wednesday we have a lab. Due Thursday are the data tables and graphs for the Science Fair. Students will have some time in class to work on their Science Fair project Thursday.