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Grade 8 (Mrs. Forest)

cforest@materdolorosaschool.org

 

Agenda for Weeks 11/23 - 12/4 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

The students are still doing a great job with all the new procedures and protocols for this school year.  Just a friendly reminder that students need to remember their masks, socially distance while in school, have their own personal supply of essential school supplies and water bottles daily.  Thank you with your ongoing support.    

 

8th Grade:


Algebra :  We will begin Chapter 5 on "Factoring Polynomials" with Unit 5-2 "Dividing Monomials" and will be working on this Unit for the next couple of weeks.  During these next two weeks we will complete daily in-class / homework assignments to help us prepare for our Quiz on Unit 5-2 "Dividing Monomials" that will be scheduled for Friday, 12/4.   *** Please note we will also use our new Envision Math series to reinforce essential 8th grade math skills. ***

 

History: We will continue Unit 6 "Transforming the Nation", and complete Chapter 20  "Industrial Growth".  Our main focus during these next couple of weeks will be to complete Chapter 20 with study guides and "Pre-Test" exercises.  ** The final Test on Chapter 20 is scheduled for Tuesday, 12/8. **

 

Religion: We will complete Unit 1 "Personal  Growth".  This week along with completing Unit 1 in our Religion books, we will focus on some special November / Thanksgiving liturgical lessons, along with focusing on Advent.   **Please note that there will be an "Open Book" final Test on Unit 1 (Lessons 6-9) on Tuesday, 11/24. **       

 

 6th /7th Grade Math:

** We are currently using our new Envisions Math Series book ,  please note that this book will be covering many new topics this school year. **  We will continue with fractions with Topic 1 "Use Positive Rational Numbers" with Lesson 1-5 "Divide Fractions by Fractions" during the next couple of weeks.  During these two weeks we will complete daily in-class / homework assignments to help us prepare for our weekly Quiz on Topic 1 - Lesson 1-5 "Divide Fractions by Fractions" that will be scheduled for Friday, 12/4.  We will also continue to focus on our multiplication facts that are essential to help us be successful in math with weekly "timed" cumulative multiplication facts quizzes. 

 

5th Grade Math:

We will begin Topic 4 "Use Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimals" with Lesson 4-3 "Use Models to Multiply a Decimal and a Whole Number".   During the next couple of weeks we will complete daily in-class / homework assignments to help us prepare for our weekly Quiz on Topic 4 - Lesson 4-3 "Use Models to Multiply a Decimal and a Whole Number" that will be scheduled for Friday, 12/4.  We will also focus on our multiplication facts each week with weekly multiplication facts quizzes. This week will be Lesson 2, a cumulative review on the "Twos and Squares" multiplication facts that is scheduled for Tuesday, 11/24 .  

 

 

Important News and Information

 

On Wednesday, 11/25 there will be a school Mass. led by the fifth grade class to celebrate "Thanksgiving". 

Please note that there will be an early dismissal at 11:30 am on Wednesday, 11/25 and that students won't be returning back to school until Thursday, 12/3 for the "Thanksgiving Break".  ** Please note that students will be assigned assignments to complete on Tuesday, 12/1.  Then on Wednesday, 12/2 we will have a full instructional "Remote" learning day. **

I truly hope that all our Mater Dolorosa School families have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!

  

 ** Please remember to complete your child's Health Screen Checklist daily.  This link is available on the Mater Dolorosa School's homepage.  Students will not be allowed into the school building until this form is filled out daily.  **

 

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Break,

Mrs. Forest :)