Mother Mary, we begin the month of May dedicated to You. Help us to use you as a role model: say Yes to God, ponder that which we do not understand, and follow Jesus all our life. God help us to be a blessing to those around us each day!
8th graders ~
Take time for God and family this weekend. Do your Sunday Readings in Classroom. End of the school year parent meeting notes are listed below (scroll past 7th Grade Classwork). Please share this with your parents even if they attended Wednesday night, but especially if they were not able to. SLE Board Rubric with SLE's and subheadings are posted after meeting notes.
Monday, April 27: Classwork online and in Google Classroom
Tuesday, April 28: Classwork online and in Google Classroom
Wednesday, April 29: Classwork online,Google Classroom
Thursday, April 30: Classwork online,Google Classroom
Friday, May 1: Classwork online,Google Classroom
? of the Day:
5/1: Read opening! We will have regular 9:45 Science Zoom for students #31-41, and those who missed last week - arrive a few minutes early!
Each day check BLOG, Classroom, IXL and optionC, you don't want to get too far behind - see missing work on optionC.
8th Grade Classwork: Check ? of Day - EVERY day
5/1: Complete Sunday Readings in Classroom on Sunday. Today is Grandparents' Day at OLM - as 8th grade we would help sing and sign Hail Mary, Gentle Woman at Mass, then take down Mass and set up breakfast, serve breakfast, and then take down all the tables and chairs. In the past it's been a special event for 8th - I'm sorry you are missing it! However, everyone needs to write a note to each of their grandparents and send it through the mail or on line. You would not be here without them - God has blest you - thank Him, praise them - send love!
4/28: I think we need to ( ) our goals - what we should do so that we see the reality - and many of us need to just begin doing our schedule.
4/27: Looking at your schedule in classroom - we now want to put in mental time - not all of it is school - you might be reading or doing some other mental work for fun. Please use [ ] around mental time.
Google Classroom 8 Religion code: dx57cjo
5/1: I have sent an email to all of you of Civil War topics chosen for research - please check yours and let me know if it is NOT correct. The rubric is in Classroom and I also emailed instructions for screen cast-o-matic. Please get your topics picked and research - it's interesting!
Civil War Project: due to Classroom Monday the 11th. Rubric in Classroom
Work on Civil War research see Classroom rubric; IXL: New Today:The U.S.-Mexican War and Causes of the Civil War: Dred Scott to secession
4/30: IXL: Slavery in the South and Texas independence and annexation
4/29: Antebellum reform movements and Antebellum immigration
4/28: 8:00am submit Civil War research ideas - in classroom, see classroom for rubric details on Wednesday. IXL: New Today: The Antebellum Period Industrial and Transportation Revolutions and The abolitionists Please check your IXL to be sure you completed the 14 assigned areas at 8th Grade Level: 1 section of Colonial America: Southern Colonies and Slavery, 10 sections of Antebellum Period, 6 sections of Government, 2 sections of Early Republic, and 4 sections of Constitution
4/27: IXL: New Today: Colonial America: Southern Colonies and Slavery and The Antebellum Period: Comparing the North and South. Some of you have not done IXL at the 8th grade level so your optionC score is missing - please check your IXL to be sure you completed the 12 assigned areas at 8th Grade Level: 6 sections of Government, 2 sections of Early Republic, and 4 sections of Constitution - tomorrow at 8:00am turn in your area of interest about the US Civil War 1861-1865 - first in gets their choice - have more than 1 area chosen.
Google Classroom US History code: snj75yk
5/1: Zoom Classes this week to work on ionic isotopes - please have all your work with you for showing, questions, etc. Schedules will be as last week - anyone who feels the need to attend more or different class periods PLEASE let me know.
4/27: All 8th Grade: Mr. Dimsey will be Zooming today at 9:45 - I will be there also - to teach you how to do your Civil War presentations - everyone needs to attend!
Google Classroom code: pach33o
5/1: IXL for 30 minutes each day - first do diagnostics, then recommendations; I will check your progress online. Please make up for low minutes this week by putting in extra time each day - at this point all of you should have completed 690 minutes of class - only 3 have. Quite a few of you have done nothing - this is your grade. Check optionC. Everyone has the ability to achieve and A - it is based on minutes.
7th Grade Classwork:
5/1: Prepare your Balanced Meal Presentation (written should be already sent and working to improve) and submit Visual to classroom by Monday 5/4. Complete these IXL assignments by Friday the 8th - IXL: Structure and function: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and Understanding the chemistry of cellular respiration Google Classroom code: r33m3u3
5/1: Attend Zoom Class #9-15, 17 and 24; everyone complete IXL Origins of Judaism by Friday and read this post:https://www.swedishnomad.com/facts-about-judaism/
5/1: Read R70-R71 and complete the column for Judaism on your World Religions paper begun last week in Zoom class. You don't need to rewrite the areas of focus - just work across from each category. IXL World Religions: Origins of Judaism by Friday; many of you last week forgot to complete IXL: World Religions: Origins of Christianity - please get these done;
4/27: Zoom meeting for all students 11:45 -12:45 - Mr. Dimsey will be showing ways to record with technology.
Google Classroom 7 World History with code: vw3d57l.
8th Grade Parent End of Year Meeting: Wednesday 29th 6pm
* pick up child's graduation gown from OLM school (front gate) tomorrow April 30 9am-12noon or Monday May 4 9am-12noon
*photograph your child in the gown, girls have white collars - wear them, and email to Mrs. Blackburn by next Wednesday May 6 - also email their youngest baby picture with this
Drop off at OLM school on Thursday, May 21st (decathlon is on the 20th)
*SLE Board - see rubric below
*pages and cover, which students are creating with Mrs. Lorenzi, for 8th Grade book
*Parent/Family Letters - parents if you have questions about this please email me
Other events discussed will be notified as we have dates and times.
As stated in August 2019: You are presenting a visual board of achievement of the 4 Student Learning Expectations' 12 subheadings for Our Lady of Mercy School Students, which upon graduating you should have accomplished and plan to continue throughout life, making you desirable for any academic institution, job, etc.
These boards should be at least 20x30 - the standard foam or cardboard.
Visuals on board:
*Typed headings: 4 SLE's: subheadings below
Active Faith-filled People (blue) and 3 subheadings
Responsible Citizens (red) and 2 subheadings
Effective Communicators (green) and 3 subheadings
Successful Learners (yellow) and 4 subheadings
*12 4x6 Photographs which show you accomplishing these SLE subheadings
*Optional: any explanations for the way the photos meet the SLE subheadings
*Any visual item(s) that explain you and the way your life makes you successful in any of these areas
*Be creative and neat
A photo of this board will be submitted to this site by May 20th. The board will be turned into Mrs. Blackburn at OLM school the next day on the 21st.
SLE subheadings: The 4 SLE's are stated in the assignment. The subheadings have been given to you multiple times - you've written about how you have accomplished them each quarter and they are in your planner - we stapled them in the back at the beginning of the year.
*know the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
*live the Gospel message through service
*participate in the faith life of the Church by celebrating the liturgical seasons and Catholic traditions
*share their time, talents, and treasures with their community
*exercise personal responsibility and stewardship for the environment
*read, write, and speak with understanding
*demonstrate a strong foundation in basic subjects
*use current technology and research skills
*practice effective problem solving
*understand learning is a life-long process
Do review the countries of Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini), and Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and review: Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, and Benin, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia
Periodically review 50 Asian countries: Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, East Timor, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar(Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam ; Review: Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Nepal, India, and 22 Middle Eastern countries for test tomorrow: Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, & Jordan
Periodically review all 52 European countries: Moldova, Malta, Crete, Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom: Scotland, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.