8th Grade: Thank you for your efforts at our Saint Wax Museum and let each of us find ways to present our saint to the school that will make at least one student curious to learn more!
Monday, October 31: Happy Halloween
Tuesday, November 1: 8:15 All Saints' Day Mass - dress as your Saint
Saint Wax Museum following mass until 11:25am
Friday, November 4: Bring St. Vincent Lunch
Free Blue and White Spirit Dress
Saturday, November 5: 5pm OLM Mass at St. Patrick's Church
Reminders: 11/3: Bridget, Kylie and Mario present saints tomorrow!
? of the Day: 11/3: Have you packed your Saint Vincent Lunch for tomorrow?
11/2: As we get close to the end of the Catholic church year the response
for mass is found to be:
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures He gives me repose; beside restful waters
He leads me; He refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for You are at my side
with Your rod and Your staff that give me courage.
You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.
Please copy this on paper.
11/1: What time/season are we in the Catholic church year? After you
answer this question, draw a large circle (use an object - lid - to
trace a perfect circle that fills the paper from the right side margin
to the left) and divide it evenly into 12 pieces/fractions. We will
use it tomorrow :)
10/31: 8th graders could you share this letter with your families?
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
Each year the 8th Grade creates a “Saint Wax Museum” for Our Lady of Mercy School. The 8th graders choose a saint that they have a connection to and want to use as a role model to guide them in life. After Mass on All Saints Day, November 1, we invite the school, class by class, to come visit the “museum” and see if they can identify our chosen saints. Each 8th grader has researched their saint, written a report and connection to them, created artifacts and a plaque that represent their saint, and created a costume of that saints typical attire. These items along with the student are displayed in the museum for observation and education. We invite you to join us for mass and to visit the museum any time from 10:00 to 11:00 tomorrow morning!
8 Religion: 11/3: Sunday Reading Connections between the readings and to
yourself - due Monday.
11/2: In each pie of the circle write a month of the year in correct order.
Then write all the liturgical seasons on your circle. Use the correct
colors of the liturgical seasons to write them. Example:
Ordinary Time, which we are in right now, would be written in green.
At the last week of November you will write Advent in purple.
You can use Planner p.17 as a guide - watch their seasons - not accurate!
8 US History: 11/3: Due by Friday 22 Legislative Branch Notecards - see below and
read pgs. 39-40 answer ? on 40
11/1: due tomorrow Judicial Branch notecards
10/31: due tomorrow Constitution p.36-38 answer ?p.36,37,38
due Wednesday Judicial Branch Notecards
*continue to play the matching game with your article and
amendment cards - so you know them
8 Physical Science:
8 Algebra: Keeler: p.104 OE all, WE #2-52 every 4th
Mrs. Tyler's Assignments: Mrs. Tyler's BLOG
Mrs. Lorenzi's Assignment: Mrs. Lorenzi's BLOG
Mrs. Wennberg's Assignments: Mrs. Wennberg's BLOG
7 Life Science: 11/3: Complete your Food Pyramid and turn in with its Food Chart on Friday
7 World History: 11/1: Write the 6 causes for the fall of the Roman Empire. Then
compare those fact to our country today - ask your parents' opinion.
- Legislative Branch Notecards - 2 for each
Legislative Branch * established in Article 1
* main duty: make laws
* Congress: Senate & House of Representatives
* meet: Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
Legislative Branch: joint duties * raise, borrow, and coin money
* defense powers
* control immigration
* grant copyrights and patents
*govern Washington, D.C.
* investigate the executive branch
Legislative Branch: forbidden powers * no ex post facto laws
* may no suspend habeas corpus,
* no tax on exports
* no title of nobility
* no bill of attainder
* no mid term pay raises
Senate: members, term, salary * 100 Senators: 2 per state
* 6 year term (1/3 reelected every 2 years)
Senate: officers * President of Senate: Vice President of the United States
* President pro tempore
* majority leader
* minority leader
Senate: qualifications * 30 years old
* citizen of the United States for 9 years
* live in the state you represent
Senate: duties (4) * pass bills
* act as jury in impeachment proceedings * approve presidential appointments
* approve treaties
House of Representatives: * 435: % of state population
members, term, salary * 2 year term (1/3 reelected every 2 years)
House of Representatives: * Speaker of the House
officers * majority leader
* minority leader
House of Representatives: * 25 years old
qualifications * citizen of the United States for 7 years
* live in the district you represent
House of Representatives: * pass bills
duties * act prosecutor in impeachment cases
* select president when no majority in the
* start all revenue bills