by Diane Schumann on September 18, 2020
Dear Parents and 8th Graders,
I was supposed to send home homework envelopes this past Monday,
but we just had a rough schedule this week. We finally got to
sorting papers and on Thursday, the homework envelopes were sent
home. Please empty the envelope's contents and return to
school as soon as you can. Please do not seal shut.
We have gotten word that there will be an online auction for St.
Paul this year on November 14. We will again donate something
as a class for the auction. Please stay tuned for more
details on how you will be able to help. Thank you!
Crossing Guard Schedule
- Sept. 21: Calli / Livia
- Sept. 28: Andrew / Hunter
Right Around the Corner
- Sept. 25 - Progress Reports
- Oct. 1 - Fall Sports Pictures
- Oct. 8/9 Parent Teacher Conferences
- Oct. 12- Cookie Dough Fundraiser Starts
- Nov. 14- Auction
Last week, the 8th graders worked on our Unit 1
debates. They all have a partner and most have been working
hard for many days to prepare. The debate is whether or not
the Europeans or the Native Americans should have the land in the
new world. A guest judge and I will be hearing their evidence
This week in 8th grade,
we are looking at mixtures, chemical and physical properties and
changes and states of matter. The test will be
Wednesday, Sept. 23rd.
Literature: Through intentionally reading for
author's purpose, Counting by 7's is
reminding us that we all can cause positive change in our own lives
as well as in the lives of others.
English/Writing: We began our next focus writing
focus -- Elaboration -- developing our writing not only with
sensory details as we have been, but also with ideas, facts and
examples, and personal experiences. This strategy will help
us in all our content area classes!!
Vocabulary: Unit 1 Set A will be due Tuesday,
5-8 P.E. Frisbee Golf had great weather.
We will continue with individual and group
Fischer Music started presenting on their favorite artist,
genre, and decade. They have done a really nice job so
This week we will be reviewing decimal numbers, adding and
subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. We will also be
evaluating and solving equations with steps and then end the week
with powers and exponents. If we stay on schedule there will
be a Math Test on Monday, Sept. 28
Algebra: Math Test on Thursday, Sept.
24. Our topics for the week will include
square roots, theoretical probability, using the distributive
property to simplify equations, and evaluating variable
In His Service,