8th Grade: As we walk through this week, let us keep our Mother Mary close in our minds and hearts,
and see if we can say "Yes" to God each day as she did, and follow Jesus everywhere He
goes as she followed Him.
Monday, August 15: 8:15 All School Mass - Feast of the Assumption
Thursday, August 18: NO HOMEWORK HELP - teachers in after school meeting.
? of the Day: 8/15: What region of the United States do we live in and what are some of the
characteristics of this region? (Write at least 5.)
8/16: Bet you knew this would be the question:) What is the Catholic Church's belief /
teaching about the ethics of war and soldiers? Please write out on paper and turn in
your researched answer - that means LOOK IT UP!
8/17: Did you know there is no History homework tonight? Work on your Career
questions - 6 are due tomorrow and you need to contact someone to
interview - always introduce yourself as "an 8th Grade student from Our
Lady of Mercy School conducting a research project." See questions in
"Science homework" below and check due dates. Remember there is no
homework help tomorrow, Thursday.
8 US History: 8/16: Outline the 6 regions of the U.S. on your blank map and number them. Then on
binder paper list each region by the number you put on the map, followed by the
number of states in the region in parentheses. List each state and its capital below
the correct region. Check that you have the correct number of states for each
8 Physical Science: 8/15: Write 4 times and memorize 7 Steps to the Scientific Method - see bottom
of BLOG - quiz Friday
Begin researching your science career and gathering information to answer
the 10 questions and other interesting facts
8/16: Write 4 times and memorize 7 Steps to the Scientific Method AND
8/17: Research on line the answers to your Science Career - turn in tomorrow
- missing the rubric - look below!
Contact an individual who works in the career you choose to interview -
due Friday ( You will turn in their name, phone number or email
address and an interview day and time.)
Science Career Project Rubric : YOU HAVE THIS FROM SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL!
It is important in our 8th grade year to look at some of the occupations in our world and to understand what they entail and think about whether or not you might be interested in pursuing them.
You will choose an occupation or career that uses science and interests you. You will then research what that career involves and interview a person working at that career either in person or via the Internet. You may also invite a person actually working in that career to come and share their career with our class in the month of September. 25 EXTRA CREDIT POINTS FOR YOU!
Once you have gathered your information you will answer these questions:
1. What does this career involve on a daily basis? [Give enough detail that we can
visualize what a day at this job would resemble.]
2. What classes or courses will I need to take in both high school and college to
prepare me for this occupation?
3. What skills do I have now, that will be useful in this occupation?
4. What steps beyond high school and /or college will I need to take before I can
begin this career?
5. What type of environment will I be working in?
6. Where in the world, location, must I live to have this career?
7. What amount of salary and benefits could I earn?
8. Are there any disadvantages that this career involves that I would need to
9. What do I like, what are the advantages, about this occupation?
10. What positive effect will this career have on people and the world?
These questions need to be answered in bullet/note or paragraph form and placed on a pictorial board, 11 x 17, along with pictures to help us understand the career you have chosen. Be sure to display your name.
You will be presenting these careers to the whole class.
Project time line:
Monday, August 15: Career choice written on paper – be sure you have chosen something you are interested in and that you can find information about it.
Thursday, August 18: Typed notes for at least 6 of the questions.
Friday, August 19: Contact for interview has occurred.
Tuesday, August 25: All typed notes due – using both material from your research and your interview.
Thursday, August 27: Due: Project Board with written and visual representations of this career, interview attached to back, turned into class.
Presentations will occur in September.
Algebra: Keeler: 8/15: p. 5 MR #1-8
8/16. p. 5 MR # 10 -16 even, p. 8 WE #2-8 even
8/17. p. 8 WE #10-28 even
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: 8/15: Research the scientific name of your plant and print it carefully.
7 World History:
7 Steps to the Scientific Method
1. Observe using your 5 senses.
2. Ask a question about what you have observed.
3. Form a Hypothesis, an educated guess, about the answer to the question.
4. Test the hypothesis with an experiment and collect data.
5. Analyze the results of the experiment.
6. Draw a conclusion comparing your results to your hypothesis.
7. Publish your findings to share with the world