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Grade 8 (Mrs. Forest)

 

Mrs. Forest Grade 8 (Math 5-8)

cforest@materdolorosaschool.org

 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope that all our Mater Dolorosa students and families are doing well.  Hopefully everyone has a wonderful and restful Memorial Day Weekend.          

 

 

Agenda for Week 5/27 - 5/31

 

 

Grade 8 Math (Algebra):

The 8th grade math class will continue to complete the school year with some High School Algebra concepts with Topic 5 "Factoring Polynomials" with Lesson 5-9 "Factoring Pattern for ax² + bx + c".  During this week we will complete Topic 5 - Lesson 5-9 with in-class and homework assignments.  The math quiz on Topic 5 - Lesson 5-9 "Factoring Pattern for ax² + bx + c" will be scheduled on Friday, 5/31.  

** Please note that this will be our last Math quiz on Friday, 5/31.  ** 

 

 Grade 8 Religion:

We will complete Unit 5 "We Are Sent" with Session 25 "Celebrating Pentecost".  Along with using our "Finding God" Religion books, we will be learning about the virtue of Faith this year.  For the month of May the theme is zeal......being driven by an intense love for God.  Our Saint that we will be learning about for the month of May is Saint Francis Xavier.  We will also focus on learning more about Mary this week. 

 

Grade 7 Math (Pre-Algebra):

The 7th grade math class will continue with Topic 10 "Measurement, Area, and Volume" and begin to learn about Lesson 10-4 "Circumference and Area of a Circle" in their Pre-Algebra books.  During this week and next we will complete Topic 10 -  Lesson 10-4 with in-class and homework assignments.  The math quiz on Topic 10 - Lesson 10-4 "Circumference and Area of a Circle" will be scheduled on Friday, 6/7.

** Please note that with the Field Trip to Newport. RI for grades 6th and 7th on Thursday, 5/30, and no school for students in grades 6th and 7th on Friday, 5/31.....the 7th grade Math quiz will be scheduled on Friday, 6/7.  This will be the last regular math quiz for the school year. **

 

 Grade 6 Math:

The 6th grade math class will continue with Topic 8 "Display, Describe, and Summarize Data", and begin to learn Lesson 8-3 "Display Data in Box Plots", and Lesson 8-4 "Display Data in Frequency and Histograms" with their 6th Grade Envision Math books.  During this week, and next we will complete Topic 8 - Lessons 8-3 and 8-4 with in-class and homework assignments.  The math quiz on Topic 8 - Lesson 8-3 "Display Data in Box Plots " and Lesson 8-4 "Display Data in Frequency and Histograms" will be scheduled on Friday, 6/7.   Along with learning our regular math topics each week, there will be a weekly "Timed" Facts quiz to help reinforce their math skills.  We will complete the remainder of the school year with division facts. ** There will be a "Timed" Division Facts quiz this week on Wednesday, 5/29 with Lesson 15 - "Division Facts to 144". **

** Please note that with the Field Trip to Newport, RI for grades 6th and 7th on Thursday, 5/30, and no school for students in grades 6th and 7th on Friday, 5/31... the 6th grade Math quiz will be scheduled on Friday, 6/7.  This will be the last regular math quiz for the scool year.  **

 

Grade 5 Math:

The 5th grade math class will begin Topic 9 "Apply Understanding of Mulitplication to Multiply Fractions" with Lesson 8-7 "Multiply Mixed Numbers" with their 5th Grade Envision Math Books.  During this week we will complete Topic 8 - Lesson 8-7 with in-class and homework assignments.  The math quiz on Topic 8 - Lesson 8-7 "Multiply Mixed Numbers" will be scheduled on Friday, 5/24.   Along with learning our regular math topics each week, there will be a weekly Multiplication Facts quiz to help reinforce their multiplication math skills.  For the remainder of the school year, the Multiplication Facts quizzes will be "Timed".  ** The Multiplication Facts Quiz this week will be on Tuesday, 5/21 with a "Timed" Lesson 12 - "A Cumulative Review". **

 

 

Important News and Information

 

** The 8th Grade Class will be selling a Variety of Candy Bars, Assorted Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Trolli Sour Worms, Nerd Gummie Clusters, M&M's and Lollipops during both lunch-periods on  Tuesday - Friday each week until about the end of May.  This is one of their fundraising efforts for their 8th Grade Class Field Trip.  ** We truly appreciate your wonderful help and support!! **

Thank You for all your wonderful help and support with our Annual Walk-A-Thon.  We are still collecting money donations this week to determine the winning Team Color.  Thank You So Much! 

Tuesday 5/21 and Wednesday 5/22 - we will complete our last Star Math Assessment for this school year for Grades 5 - 8.  

Thursday 5/23 - Yay!!  The 8th Grade Class Field Trip to Boston, MA.  Please arrive by 6:00 am in the school parking lot.  It should be a fun, exciting and memorable day!!

Friday 5/24 - There is no school for the 8th grade class.  Hope you enjoy your extra long Memoral Day Weekend!!  Please remember to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. 

 

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

 

Have a Wonderful Week, 

Mrs. Forest :)