Eighth-Grade Class News

Michelle Runge, Eighth-Grade Teacher

Sunday
Dec102017

8th Grade News - 12/8

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, December 11 -

Tuesday, December 12 - Memory (Luke 2:7)

Wednesday, December 13 - Chapel

Thursday, December 14 - Memory (The Apostles’ Creed - The Second Article)

Friday, December 15 -

Memory -

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7


The Apostles’ Creed - The Second Article:  And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.  He descended into hell.  The third day He rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.  What does this mean?  I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own, and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity.  This is most certainly true.


Math -

Math 2 will be finishing Chapter 3, "Inequalities".  There will be a test on Thursday, December 14.  Pre-Algebra will continue their work on Chapter 6, "Ratios, Proportions, & Percents".  The main focus for next week will be on percents.  Algebra will finish up their unit on ‘Linear Equations & their Graphs” next week.  They will have a Chapter 6 test on Wednesday, December 13.  


Social Studies -

This week 8th grade each began to invest and trade their own $100,000 in a stock market challenge.  The class will compete to see who has the most money on March 6, 2018.  They will continue to have some mini-lessons that will help them with their stock investments.  Next week they will begin to study Chapter 7, “The Great Depression & The New Deal”.


English -

Students are continuing their work on a hyperdoc this week.  You should see grades being inputted shortly if you haven't already.  Students work at their own pace and should be finishing up in the next week or so.  




Reading -

Reading 2 has just finished Act 1 of A Christmas Carol.  They will now be looking at the character development and transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Soon, they will compare it to a movie version of same which is a Reading 2 standard.  Reading 3 will be finishing The Hobbit this coming week.  The last 3 chapters are due on Tuesday.  From there, students will be writing an essay showing the development of Bilbo Baggins using textual evidence.  Afterwards, they will work on group/independent projects to demonstrate our learning.


12 Days of Christmas Kindness -

On Thursday, the countdown of school days until Christmas break began.  For each of those days, 8th grade will be challenged to a different random act of kindness.  They will reflect on their tasks on Google Classroom.  I encourage you to talk with your son or daughter at home about their Kindness Challenge for each day.  


Thursday
Dec072017

8th Grade News - 12/1

Next Week’s Schedule -

Sunday, December 3 - Coffee Hour (in between the 8:00 am & 11:00 am services)

Monday, December 4 -

Tuesday, December 5 - Memory (Hebrews 13:8), Chapter 6 Social Studies Test

Wednesday, December 6 - Chapel, Chapter 1-3 Science Test, 3rd-8th Christmas Program

Thursday, December 7 -

Friday, December 8 -

Memory -

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.          Hebrews 13:8


Math -

Math 2 will continue to work on their unit of Chapter 3, “Inequalities”.  Next week they will focus on solving one-step inequalities with multiplication & division and two-step inequalities.  At the end of this past week, Pre-Algebra began to work on the unit of Chapter 6 and it will continue into next week.   Algebra will continue an unit on Chapter 6, “Linear Equations & their Graphs”.  The focus next week will be on standard form and point-slope form.


Social Studies -

This past week, 8th grade studied “The Roaring Twenties”.  There will be a test over material on Tuesday.  For the rest of the week, 8th grade will take some time to learn about the stock market.  Each individual will have an opportunity to see what it is like to invest fake money into the stock market.  


Reading -

Reading 2 will begin reading A Christmas Carol in class this week.  They will look at the characters and how they relate to what they see in the movie version.  Reading 3 will be continuing The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Students are reaching the end of it learning a variety of things throughout the novel including different literary devices, vocabulary, and reading fluency.  Students should continue to free-read and work on book-talks as we go through this novel together in class.


English--

Students will have started working on a digital chapter called a "hyperdoc".  They will do practice lessons, learn key vocabulary, and watch videos related to their topics.  A hyperdoc is done at your own pace and allows students to work 1v1 with the teacher as well throughout the class period.  Check with your student to see what they are working on!

 

Christmas Program -

All of the 8th graders need to be at school on Wednesday, December 6th @ 6:30 pm for the Christmas Program.  Come dressed to impressed.


Wednesday
Nov222017

8th Grade News - 11/22

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, November 27 -

Tuesday, November 28 - Memory (Hebrews 13:8)

Wednesday, November 29 - Chapel

Thursday, November 30 - Memory (Christmas Program Parts)

Friday, December 1 - “Coffee House”

Sunday, December 3 - Coffee Hour (in between the 8:00 am & 11:00 am services)


Memory -

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8


Math -

Math 2 will  begin a new unit, Chapter 3 “Inequalities”.  Pre-Algebra will finish out their study of Chapter 5, “Operations w/ Fractions”.  They will have a test on Wednesday, November 29.   Algebra will begin a new unit on Chapter 6, “Linear Equations & their Graphs”.


English -

8th grade should be ready to give their Informative Speech when we return from Thanksgiving Break.


Social Studies -

This week they wrapped up the WWI unit.  When we return back from Thanksgiving break, they will begin a new unit of study on Chapter 6, “The Roaring Twenties”.   


Coffee House -

On Friday, December 1st we will have our 2nd Coffee House discussion with the High School Prep students.  We will be addressing real-world topics from a Christian perspective.  Students are allowed to bring their favorite drink of choice to our Coffee House meeting.



Sunday
Nov192017

8th Grade News - 11/17

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, November 20 -

Tuesday, November 21 - Memory (Hebrews 13:8), WWI Test

Wednesday, November 22 - Chapel, ½ Day of School

Thursday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 24 - NO SCHOOL


Memory -

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8


Math -

Math 2 will be reviewing their unit on “Equations”next week.   The will take a test on Wednesday, November 22.  Pre-Algebra will  continue to study Chapter 5, “Operations w/ Fractions”.  They will solving equations that have fractions as a part of the problem.  Algebra will wrap up their unit of study, Chapter 5 “Graphs & Functions”.  They will have a test on Tuesday, November 21.


English -

Students are currently preparing speeches from the information gathered for their research papers.  Speeches will be performed in front of class following Thanksgiving.  


Social Studies -

8th grade has been hard at work on their WWI Project.  The project will be due on Tuesday, November 21.  All of the requirements for the project are posted in Google Classroom.  There will also be a test over the WWI material on Tuesday, November 21.


Sunday
Nov192017

8th Grade News - 11/10

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, November 13 - Informative Paper Final Draft Due

Tuesday, November 14 - Memory (Genesis 3:15)

Wednesday, November 15 - Chapel

Thursday, November 16 - Memory (1st Article - The Apostle’s Creed)

Friday, November 17 -

Memory -

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall his heel.” Genesis 3:15


The First Article - I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.  What does this mean?  I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body abd soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.  He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have.  He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life.  He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil.  All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.  For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him.  This is more certainly true.

   

Math -

Math 2 will continue next week with their study on the unit “Equations”.   The key concept they will be covering this week is solving two-step & multi-step equations.  Pre-Algebra will  continue to study Chapter 5, “Operations w/ Fractions”.  They will be reviewing all operations with fractions and work on converting between units.  Algebra will continue their unit of study, Chapter 5 “Graphs & Functions”.  The key concepts covered next week will be direct variation & inverse variation.


Reading -

Reading 2 will be finishing a short unit on Informational Texts before moving on to reading/viewing Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for the holiday season. Reading 3 has begun reading The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Students will be learning a variety of things throughout the novel including different literary devices, vocabulary, and reading fluency.  Students should continue to free-read and work on book-talks as we go through this novel together in class.


Social Studies -

8th grade has finished reading and taking notes on their WWI unit.  Next week, 8th grade will be working on a project in which they choose what activities they need to do to make 100 points.  The project will be due on Tuesday, November 21.