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8th Grade at StJP

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Welcome to 8th grade!

Mrs. McGeer and Ms. Pio have finished all letters of recommendation for students that had requested them to send one. Any additional ones should be sent to current teachers at StJP after this time.

 

 

 

More Information

Homework for week of:

February 12th - 16th
Buy raffle tickets for Penny Party!
Forecast for Temperatures in the 70s, so students may wear their gym shorts tomorrow


Monday

RELIGION - Test signed and corrected; some students still missing 2 or 3 journal entries
ELA -
HONORS MATH - worksheet
MATH -
SCIENCE - Complete SDR up to p.31
SOCIAL STUDIES -

Tuesday

RELIGION - Test signed and corrected; some students still missing 2 or 3 journal entries
ELA -
HONORS MATH -
MATH -
SCIENCE - Complete SDR up to p. 31
SOCIAL STUDIES -

Wednesday

RELIGION -
ELA -
HONORS MATH - worksheets
MATH -
SCIENCE -
SOCIAL STUDIES - Finish reading Section 1 Chap.23 & complete wkbk p239

Thursday
RELIGION -
ELA - Vocab quiz tomorrow, Feb. 16
HONORS MATH -
MATH -
SCIENCE -
SOCIAL STUDIES -

Friday

RELIGION -
ELA -
HONORS MATH -
MATH -
SCIENCE -
SOCIAL STUDIES -

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Important 8th Grade Dates

 

8th Gr. Parent Meeting Information-Agenda

 

 

 

8th Grade Curriculum Notes

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Social Studies
Text: The American NationClick on this link to use study guides and other resources
Focus:
  • Slavery Divides the Nation
  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction and the Changing South
  • The Progressive Era
  • Becoming a World Power
  • World War I
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Great Depression
  • The World War II Era

Honors Math
Text: Algebra 1 Common Core Pearson
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Algebra 1 Curriculum Guidelines will be followed.

Seeing Structure in Expressions

o Interpret the structure of expressions
o Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Functions
o Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials
o Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials
o Use polynomial identities to solve problems
o Rewrite rational functions

Creating Equations
o Create equations that describe numbers or relationships
Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
o Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning
o Solve equations and inequalities in one variable
o Solve systems of equations
o Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically


Math


Religion

The Religion Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for Eighth Grade will be followed this year.


Text: Christ our Life - Loyola Press
Website: www.Christourlife.com


Focus: The 8th grade program is devoted to God’s faithful love as it is revealed in the Church founded by Jesus Christ. Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Church as they trace its roots beginning with the Chosen people of God. Reflection on the biblical images of the Church and the spiritual truths they represent will allow students to contemplate their own relationship with God and the Church. Emphasis on the four marks of the Church - one, holy, catholic, and apostolic - will also be a focal point of our studies.


In addition to an in-depth study of the Church as a community of Disciples, students will review the liturgical year including the Advent season. Holy Days, days in honor of Mary, and feast days of the saints will also be incorporated into class. Prayer and reflection are an active and ever present part of our school day. Participation in school liturgies will help students grow in their Catholic identity and in their spiritual lives. Students will further recognize their opportunities to contribute to the global community through their personal service projects and our school service projects.


Discussions and reflections throughout the year will provide students the opportunity to self-discover how they live their faith now and how they will live their faith in the future.


Science

ELA

MLA Format Guide:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
}Ideas- “What is my main idea?”
}Organization- “What is the best way to organize this?”
}Voice- “What attitude or tone should I use to express how I feel about this subject?”
}Word Choice- “Do my words share my ideas in a clear, thoughtful, and expressive way? Are there better options?”
}Sentence Fluency- “Do my sentences work together or flow effectively?”
}Conventions- “Do I use correct grammar, etc.”
}Presentation- “How can I make this writing look interesting and clear to the audience?”


 


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