Eighth-Grade Class News

Michelle Bahr, Eighth-Grade Teacher

Thursday
Apr132017

8th Grade News - 4/13

Next Week’s Schedule –

      Monday, 4/24 – Passion Paper Due

      Tuesday, 4/25 – Memory (Psalm 51:17)

      Wednesday, 4/26 – CHAPEL

      Thursday, 4/27 – Memory (Philippians 3:14)

      Friday, 4/28 –

 

Memory –

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.                               Psalm 51:17

 

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus                        Philippians 3:14

 

Religion –

This week the 8th grade finished their study of holy week with watching the movie, “The Passion of Christ”.  Due on Monday, April 24 is a one page typed reaction paper to the movie.  Students may either share it with me on google or may print out a hard copy.

 

Social Studies –

Once we are back from spring break, 8th grade will begin to study “The Cold War and the American Dream” in Chapter 9 of their social studies textbooks.

 

End of the Year 8th Grade Business –

Friday, May 19 is Recognition Dinner.  Invites went home today.  I am still need of pictures from a couple of families.  Tuesday, May 30 to Thursday, June 1 is the class trip.  I am still in need of paperwork from a couple of families.  Saturday, June 3 is Graduation.  

Friday
Apr072017

8th Grade News - 4/7

Next Week’s Schedule –

      Monday, 4/10 –

      Tuesday, 4/11 – Memory (Psalm 51:1-2)

      Wednesday, 4/12 – CHAPEL

      Thursday, 4/13 – ½ Day of School

      Friday, 4/14 – NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

 

Memory –

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!                              Psalm 51:1-2

 

Baby Pictures –

I think I have almost everyone’s baby pictures!  Thanks you SO much.  I am only missing a couple.  For those families, please gather about 5-6 baby pictures of your son or daughter (birth to 3 or 4 years old).  Please keep them a surprise from your 8th grader!

 

Class Trip –

Paperwork for the class trip was sent home today.  There are a total of four forms.  Please complete forms, sign them, and return to school as soon as possible.

 

Springim –

Springim will be from Monday, 4/10 to Thursday, 4/13 from 9:30-11:30 am each day.  Students who are in the crocheting class need to be sure to turn in their $5 for supplies on Monday.

Thursday
Apr062017

8th Grade News - 3/31

Next Week’s Schedule –

       Monday, 4/3 – Unit 3 Religion Test

       Tuesday, 4/4 – Memory (Galatians 2:20)

       Wednesday, 4/5 – CHAPEL, Holocaust Museum Field Trip

       Thursday, 4/6 – Memory (Baptism 3)

       Friday, 4/7 – Chapter 1&2 Science Test, English Test – Commas

 

Memory –

I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.                                                       Galatians 2:20

 

Baptism 4

What does such baptizing with water indicate?  It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die with all sins and evil desires, and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.

Where is this written?  St. Paul writes in Romans chapter six: “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.’ [Romans 6:4]

 

Illinois Holocaust Museum –

As a conclusion to our WWII unit, 8th grade will be taking a field trip to the Holocaust Museum.  Students should come in dress code and bring either a sack lunch or money to buy a lunch.  A permission slip will go home on Monday.

 

Baby Pictures –

Thank you to those who have already sent in baby pictures.  For the others, please gather about 5-6 baby pictures of your son or daughter (birth to 3 or 4 years old).  Please keep them a surprise from your 8th grader!

Friday
Mar242017

8th Grade News - 3/24

Next Week’s Schedule –

        Monday, 3/27 – Essay Rough Draft due

        Tuesday, 3/28 – Memory (1 Peter 3:18)

        Wednesday, 3/29 – CHAPEL, Essay Final Draft due

        Thursday, 3/30 – Memory (Baptism 3)

        Friday, 3/31 –

 

Memory –

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the Sprit.     1 Peter 3:18

 

Baptism 3

How can water due such great things?  Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water.  For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism.  But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three: “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.  This is a trustworthy saying.” [Titus 3:5b-3a]

 

Reading –

Student should continue to read every night for at least 20 minutes.  It is an assignment that they receive credit for (5 points a night).  Also, book talks/shares should be completed earlier in the quarter.  Reading 2-3 needs to have a book-talk done by Spring Break. 

 

Math –

Math Group 2 will be finishing a geometry unit on Monday and beginning a statistics/data unit after that.  Pre-Algebra will continue to work on their geometry unit.  Algebra will begin a unit on factoring on Monday.

 

Baby Pictures –

Thank you to those who have already sent in baby pictures.  For the others, please gather about 5-6 baby pictures of your son or daughter (birth to 3 or 4 years old).  Please keep them a surprise from your 8th grader!

Friday
Mar242017

8th Grade News - 3/17

Next Week’s Schedule –

      Monday, 3/20 – Graduation Picture Retake Day

      Tuesday, 3/21 – Memory (Job 19:25-26)

      Wednesday, 3/22 – CHAPEL

      Thursday, 3/23 – Memory (Baptism 2)

      Friday, 3/24 –

 

Memory –

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.  And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God.          Job 19:25-26

 

Baptism 2

What benefits do baptism give?  It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.  Which are these words and promises of God?  Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” [Mark 16:16]

 

Baby Pictures –

Please begin to gather together 5-6 baby pictures of your son or daughter. (birth to 3 or 4 years old).  Keep them a surprise to your 8th grader!  Either send the pictures to school in a sealed envelope or email a jpeg of the picture to me.  If you have any other pictures of their time here at St. John’s please share those as well.  The sooner you can get things to me the better.