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7th & 8th Grades

Seventh and Eighth Grade Parent Newsletter

June Newsletter  2019       

Grades Seven & Eight

  RELIGION

Grade 7:  During the month of June students will learn about the importance of morals as young Christians. They will also learn more about how God calls us to social justice recognizing that all people have human dignity.

Grade 8: During the month of June, we will continue our study of prayer.  All 8th grade students will also attend the Graduation Retreat.

 SOCIAL STUDIES

Grade 7: In June students will discover how the Civil War impacted human lives, physical infrastructure, economic capacity, and governance of the United States. We will examine the roles of women, civilians, and free African Americans during the Civil War.

Grade 8:  During the month of June we will  explore how the Civil Rights Movement began in the postwar era in response to long-standing inequalities in American society and how this eventually brought about better equality under the law but slower progress on economic improvements.   

M A T H E M A T I C S

MATH 7: Students taking Math 7 will continue to study geometry concepts during the month of June.  In addition, we will continue to work on the application of these skills in our daily lives.

MATH 8: During the month of June, students will be studying functions and relations. Instruction will focus on real world applications of functions.


MATH Algebra 1: During the month of June, students will continue to prepare for the upcoming Algebra 1 Regents Exam. Students will take the exam at St. John the Baptist High School on Wednesday, June 19th at noon.  All students must arrive at SJBHS by 11:40 wearing their St. Mary School uniform. The students will be dismissed from the exam at 3:15 PM. Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from the exam location.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Grade 7: In June students will begin a study in literary analysis. They will determine what constitutes a good literary analysis and will use historical fiction for the task. Further, students will identify the characteristics of a literary analysis and identify the thesis, topic sentence and supporting details of a literary analysis; they will then use these in their own response.   Vocabulary and writing assignments will be aligned with our literary analysis study.


Grade 8: Students will finish reading Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, which chronicles his time in the concentration camps of Europe during WWII. Students will continue to follow this compelling and profound event in the author’s life and explore the emotions conveyed. Vocabulary and grammar lessons will continue throughout the month.

 

SPANISH

Grade 7: During the month of Junio, Seventh graders will conclude this chapter learning how to ask questions, using interrogative words. Of course, we can’t forget cultural readings as “El quitasol”, “El español en la comunidad”, “La bamba”, “Puerto Rico y el Viejo San Juan” y “La música andina: Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador y Perú”.

Grade 8: During the month of Junio, Eighth graders will end their journey, learning how to ask questions, using interrogative words. Also, students will read our known cultural readings as

“La bamba”, “El español en la comunidad”, “El quitasol”, “La música andina:Perú, Bolivia, Chile y Ecuador” y “Puerto Rico y el viejo San Juan”.


    S c i e n c e

Grade 7: During the month of June, we will be finishing our study of all living organisms with an emphasis on plants and the flow of energy in a food web.  Lab experiences will continue to support concepts taught in class.

Grade 8: In early June, we will complete the New York State Grade 8 Science Exam.  Following that, we will continue of study of the Earth and its place in the universe.


REGENTS EARTH SCIENCE:  We will continue preparing for the Regents Earth Science exam.

Students will take the exam at St. John the Baptist High School on Thursday, June 20th at noon.  All students must arrive at SJBHS by 11:40 wearing their St. Mary School uniform. The students will be dismissed from the exam at 3:15 PM.  Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from the exam location.

 The Teachers of Grades Seven and Eight.

Click here for Mrs. Donohue's class page.

Click here for Mr. Tamney's class page.

Click here for Miss Rotkiewicz's class page.

Click here for Mrs. Gelling's class page.