Grade 8 (Mrs. Forest)

2022 - 2023 School Year

cforest@materdolorosaschool.org

 

HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 

Agenda for Week 1/30 - 2/3

 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope that all our Mater Dolorosa School students and families are doing well.  This school week will be filled with many fun and educational events to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  

Below you will find an overview of the math topics that will be covered in Grades 5-8 for this week. 

    

8th Grade Math (Algebra):

We will continue with Unit 8  "Introduction to Functions" with an introduction on Lesson 8-4 "The Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation".  Due to celebrating CSW this week, there will be no math quiz on Lesson 8-4.  This week will be a focus on reinforcing many math skills with in-class lessons and IXL.  Next week we will continue with daily in-class and homework assignments to help the  8th Grade prepare for their Math Quiz on Topic 8: Lesson 8-4 "The Slope-Intercept of a Linear Equation" that will be scheduled on Friday, 2/10.   

 

 

Religion - 8th Grade:

We will continue with Unit 3 "We Worship" with Session 14 "Serving Physical and Spiritual Needs" and Session 15 "Celebrating Lent",  along with focusing on some special lessons that revolve around our "Catholic Schools Week".           

 

7th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra):

We will continue with Topic 5 "Solve Problems Using Equations and Inequalities" with an introduction on Lesson 5-3 "Solve Equations Using Distributive Property".....in our Pre-Algebra Books (Lessons 3-2).  Due to celebrating CSW this week, there will be no math quiz on Lesson 5-3.  This week will be focus on reinforcing many math skills with in-class lessons and IXL.  Next week we will continue with daily in-class and homework assignments to help the 7th Grade class prepare for their Math Quiz on Topic 5: Lesson 5-3 "Solve Equations Using Distributive Property" that will be scheduled on Friday, 2/10. 

 

 

6th Grade Math:

We will continue with Unit 4 "Represent and Solve Equations and Inequalities" with an introduction on Lesson 4-4 "Write and Solve Multiplication and Division Equations".  Due to celebrating CSW this week, there will be no math quiz on Lesson 4-4.  This week will be a focus on reinforcing many math skills with in-class lessons and IXL.  Next week we will continue with daily assignments and homework to help the 6th Grade class prepare for their Math Quiz on Topic 4: Lesson 4-4 "Write and Solve Multiplication and Division Equations" that will be scheduld on Friday, 2/10.   Along with focusing on our different math topics weekly, we will continue to reinforce our math skills weekly with practicing "Multiplication Facts".  *** The Multiplication Facts Quiz this week will be a "Timed" quiz on Lesson 18 "Cumulative Review". ***

 

 

5th Grade Math:

We will continue with Topic 5 "Use Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers" with an introduction on Lesson 5-5 "Use Sharing to Divide: Two-Digit Divisors".  Due to celebrating CSW this week, there will be no math quiz on Lesson 5-5.  This week will be a focus on reinforcing many math skills with in-class lessons and IXL.  Next week we will continue with daily in-class and homework assignments to help the 5th Grade class prepare for their Math Quiz on Topic 5: Lesson 5-5 "Use Sharing to Divide: Two-Digit Divisors" that will be scheduled on Friday,  2/10.   Along with focusing on our math topics, we will reinforce our math skills with weekly "Multiplication Facts Quizzes".  *** The Multiplication Facts Quiz this week will be on Lesson 12 " A Cumulative Review ".  *** 

 

 

 Important Information / News

  

Our Annual Catholic Schools Week - Sunday, 1/29 until 2/4.....below is an overview of all the wonderful and educational events that will take place. 

Sunday - 1/29..."Celebrate Our Parish" with a special family Mass held at Our Lady of the Cross Family Mass at 10:30 am.

Monday - 1/30...."Celebrate Our Community" with a School Mass led by the 8th grade class at 9:30 am in the school's gymnasium.  All are welcome to attend.  ** Students are to "Dress Up" or wear their school uniforms.**  Mr. Brunault from OLOC Take and Eat Program will speak to all students following the Mass.  Students will participate with completing other activities within their classrooms to emphasize on their community. 

Tuesday - 1/31.... "Celebrate Our Students" will begin with a prayer service at 8:15 am.  After the prayer service, students will have "free time" during the morning, where they can enjoy playing board games, card games, or use their chromebooks (playing appropriate games).  ** Students may dress down today in either "Blue or White"**  to help cheer on the 7/8th grade students during their Volleyball Game - that is scheduled at 1:00 pm.  All students will also get to enjoy ice-cream sundaes.  

Wednesday - 2/1....."Celebrate Our Nation" will begin with a prayer service at 8:15 am.  ** Students may dress down today in patriotic colors today (red, white and blue).**  School Assembly at 9:30 am for a presentation by USO from Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.  Donated items will be presented to USO representatives.  *** Along with the fun events for today....the much awaited return of the In-Person Spaghetti Supper will take place from 4 - 6:30 pm. in the Social Center. ***

Thursday - 2/2.... "Celebrate Vocations" will begin with a prayer service at 8:15 am.  ** Students will wear their school uniforms today. **  There will be an Open House from 9 am - 1 pm for potential new students and families.  The students will be visited by various priests from OLOC and Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi today.  At 1:00 pm, there will be a school-wide recitation of the Rosary. 

Friday - 2/3.... "Celebrate Our Faculty and Staff" will begin with a prayer service at 8:15 am.  ** Student's may dress down in their teacher's favorite color today. **  The teacher's and staff will receive a wonderful luncheon today.....Thank You So Much.  To conclude this fun CSW, the entire school will participate in a MD Dance Party at 1:00 pm in the school's gymnasium.  This will give everyone a chance to dance, relax, listen to music, and visit with each other.

 

 

  *** Thank you with your ongoing help and support, and please continue to check our webpages for any additional updates or important information throughout the school year.  Thank You So Much. ***

 

Have a Wonderful Catholic's School Week,

Mrs. Forest :)