Eighth Grade

November 9, 2020

Dear Parents and students,

I hope you had an chance to thank a veteran this week.  And maybe, make it a habit to thank them whenever you see one.  We have one full week of instruction before the week of conferences and Thanksgiving.  This is the second week of the second trimester.  This is an opportunity for students to start fresh with no missing assignments and an A in every subject.  It is their opportunity to maintain that status. Report cards come home on Tuesday and Thursday.  Enclosed in the report card will also be a reflection on the SLE “Active persons of faith who live Gospel values of compassion and stewardship” and how this relates to the Random Acts of Kindness.  It is very inspiring.  Please review, discuss positives with your child, and set some goals for continued growth in academics and study skills.  Sign the envelop and return the envelope only.  Keep the report card.

I am looking forward to speaking with each of you about your wonderful child.  I have never really conferenced on Zoom.  It will be a new experience.  You should have the link and I will admit you at your designated time.

Did you see the great video of the 8th graders urging support for the food drive?  Well done, eighth graders!!  Now, lead by example.  Let’s see if every student can donate 2 or more items of food for our local Tri Parish Food Bank.  It is especially crucial to support those many families who are struggling in this time of pandemic.  We are blessed, let’s share our blessings with others.  Love your neighbor!


LITERATURE:  Students are developing their comprehension skills by reading some short stories from the literature anthology.  This week they are reading, “The Moustache.”   Eighth graders are reading a modern classic for their next book report.  Students need to choose their book by the end of this week.

RELIGION:  The religion standard students are learning is the Church is holy.  Eighth graders created beautiful acrostic poems about what holiness looks like.  Some ideas include loving, supporting, inspiring, sharing, understanding, and  respecting.  This week students are finishing the chapter, completing the review, and taking the chapter test.  Students also received the new Service Log for their Random Acts of Kindness for the second trimester.  Students are expected to perform at least one Random Act of Kindness weekly.

  1. S. HISTORY:  The Revolutionary War is coming to an end.  Students will complete a timeline of the war and analyze an historical map.  They will have a mini-research project on an important person and important battle of the war.  This will be completed the week students are not in school.

Saints are ordinary people who do what they do for the love of Jesus, say what they must say without fear, love their neighbor even when they are cursed by him, and live without regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow.

Mother Angelica


Mrs. Reichlin

8TH GRADEMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8th MATH, 8:45-9:45Review for test on solving equations.  Math book page 76-77 (1,3,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,17, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32)Correct review.  Complete Assessment for Solving Equations Cohort A.  Cohort B Introduce Functions.Cohort B Complete Assessment for Solving Equations.Introduce Functions Unit 4 Lesson 1 Anchor ProblemsWork together Unit 4 Lesson 1  Identify Functions
Algebra, 8:45-9:45Analyzing GraphsLinear PatternsNonlinear PatternsMid-unit 4 ReviewMid-unit 4 Quiz
Monday / WednesdayTuesday / Thursdayat home day 1at home day 2at home day 3
READING, 9:45-10:15Complete quiz for “The Moustache”Review annotation and supporting ideas with text evidence.  Read Junior Scholastic “The Real Story of Plymouth.”Begin reading modern classic.
10:30-11:00Computer 8PE
READING, 11:00-11:30QuizContinue reading “The Real Story of Plymouth.”
11:30-12:00 LUNCH
SCIENCE, 12:30-1:15Alien Periodic Table LabRead and answer questions for pp. 41-45
WRITING, 1:20-2:05review dangling modifiers & parallel structure; articulate the beginning, climax, and ending of your short storycharacter development & setting of your short story; how will you use literary devices to enhance your story?complete No Red Ink – Parallel Structure; write rough draft of your short story – yes, the entire rough draft 2-5 pages double-spaced. Due Dec 1/3.
US HISTORY / RELIGION, 2:05-2:50U.S. History:  complete section 6-4 quiz.  Fill in Revolutionary War Timeline.         Religion:  Pages 83-84 Chapter Review 1-10 plus C.U.S. History:  Historical map skills.  Finish worksheet on Revolutionary War battles.    Religion:  Correct review.  Take Chapter 3 Assessment.  THURSDAY:  Father Ben visitsDO A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS and fill out Service Log.                                               HISTORY:  Mini-research on an Important Person and Important Battle of the Revolutionary War