In 5th grade we are learning about the second industrial revolution, discussing all of the wonderful inventions and immigrants coming to America. Above we are learning how much faster you can create a product using an assembly line! We are also starting our Biztown unit today!
In 6th grade we are finishing up our unit on Ancient Arabia. Next we will start our unit on Biztown. This is their last year, so hopefully they have a great time! In our books we will begin learning about Ancient Europe!
7th grade is finishing up the last region in Modern World Studies: South America. The students are creating murals and poems to teach the class about their country; pictures to come! Next we move on to Tennessee History!
In 8th grade we are finishing up our unit on the second industrial revolution and immigration. We will next discuss Imperialism and foreign affairs that lead up to WWI.
5: In fifth grade we will start the week off with a geometry vocabulary test. We will then continue to discuss geometry. We will have a test next week.
6: In sixth grade we will have a geometry test at the beginning of the week. We will then move on to probability. This is a quick unit and we will have a test next week.
7: In seventh grade we will have a geometry test on Tuesday. We will then move on to discussing data and graphs.
8: In algebra we will continue to discuss rational functions. We will have a quiz this week and test next week.
5: In fifth grade we will continue to work on geometry. There is a lot of vocabulary to memorize so review your notes every night! We will have a quiz on Friday.
6: In sixth grade we will continue to work with geometry. We will discuss 3-D figures (volume and surface area) this week. We will have a test next Monday. This test is OPEN NOTES so make sure you are taking good notes!
7: In seventh grade we will discuss 3-D figures (volume and surface area) this week. We will have a test next Tuesday. This test is OPEN NOTES so make sure you are taking good notes!
8: In algebra we are continuing to discuss rational functions. We will have a quiz midweek and a test next Tuesday.
Welcome to the season of Lent!!
5th Grade – Lent Calendars – at the beginning of Lent each 5th grader received a Lent calendar with stickers. On the back of the calendar is a list of 47 daily activities to complete during the season of Lent. Each day is a new activity. Each morning the student is to review the activity for the day. They then challenge themselves to accomplish that activity before the day is complete. If they do, they are to put a sticker on that day. Currently, we are up through the 10th day of Lent. Through out the season students will have the opportunity to earn extra credit points by bringing in and sharing what they have done. Example – on of the activities is to make and decorate a candle (or candle holder) to be used during prayer time. If they complete this task and bring in their candle to share with the class they will earn 5 extra credit points on their next exam.
Seder Meal – Friday, February 26th the 5th graders will be having a traditional Seder Meal to celebrate Passover and the Last Supper. Forms have been sent home this weekend asking parents to contribute to the meal. Please read the form, circle your contribution and send it back by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd. If you are unable to contribute at this time NO WORRIES!! (-: Perishable items like the eggs and meat may be brought in Friday morning. Non-perishable items may be brought in anytime during the week.
6th Grade – Sixth graders wraps up our discussion on Jacob and his family and will have a test on Thursday, February 25th. We begin talking about Moses and the Exodus. Also included in this lesson will be the 10 Commandments. 6th Graders will be participating and hosting a traditional Seder Meal. Look for more information and details to come home the week of February 29th.
7th Grade – Seventh grade will begin talking about specific events related to Jesus Christ. We will discuss the Incarnation, His Divinity, and His Humanity, and His three-fold mission. We will also discuss how Christ had the gift of Infallibility. Students will also learn about the variety of errors/heresies regarding the Incarnation.
8th Grade – Confirmation is just around the corner!!! Students have several due dates for Confirmation related assignments that are coming up soon. They are assignments that the students need to be working on NOW!! Please encourage them to NOT PROCRASTINATE!!
LUKE 18 Confirmation Retreat – We are very excited to announce the 1st annual LUKE 18 Confirmation Retreat. This mandatory high energy retreat will be held Saturday, April 16th from 10am – 5pm and will conclude with Mass. The location will be Pope John Paul 2 High School. Included in this retreat will be food, fun, and a time for “Lukers” to explore their faith and bask in the glory of our Lord. Registration forms will be sent home the WEEK of February 22nd to be returned no later than March 17th. We know teenagers LOVE to eat!! We will be asking that parents please help us by providing snacks, beverages, and lunch. See the Sunday bulletin and the Registration form for specific details.
Many Blessings for a wonderful Lenton season!!
5: In fifth grade we will have a test on Wednesday over measurement concepts. There are a lot of things that need to be memorized for this test so make sure you are studying! We will then move on to geometry on Thursday.
6: In sixth grade we are beginning to discuss perimeter, area, surface area, and volume. There are a lot of formulas for this unit so our next test will be open notes. Make sure your notebook is neat!
7: In seventh grade we are beginning to discuss perimeter, area, surface area, and volume. There are a lot of formulas for this unit so our next test will be open notes. Make sure your notebook is neat!
8: In algebra we are beginning the weak with our test over quadratics. We will then move on to rational functions.