Welcome Class of 2018!  

The year is off to a great start! Here are a few reminders for the month of September:

Friday, September 1- First Friday Mass at 9:15 (All are welcome) Spanish classes begin

Monday, September 4- Labor Day- No School

Tuesday, September 5- summer reading projects are due.

Thursday, September 6- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, September 11- First PE class for grade 8

Thursday, September 14- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, September 15- 2:00 School-wide Rosary 

Thursday, September 221- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, September 25- No School- Catholic Educators Curriculum Conference

Thursday, September 28- 2:00 dismissal

 

What’s happening in class-

Religion- We have begun our study of Church history.    Our big focus this year are the Catholic Social Teachings.  These 7 teachings are displayed in the classroom, and we will integrate them throughout the curriculum. To help students effectively complete their 16 hours of community service, we will be discussing possible projects and activities that they can choose.  

 

Literature- 

Students will be reading a book a month this year.  They will have one class a week to focus on the assigned novel including “Buddy Reading” and guided reading questions.  In addition, we will be reading in our anthology focusing on developing a variety of skills. We will also enjoy  “Read-aloud” selections that relate to our Catholic Social teaching themes.

 

Language Arts-

Along with polishing our grammar skills, we will be doing a wide variety of writing assignments covering the various genres.  Our first assignment will be a persuasive essay that relates to our classroom theme “The Magical Kingdom”! Creativity will shine with this wonderful group of students.  We will continue to increase our vocabulary directly and indirectly throughout the year.

 

Look for monthly updates, and have a wonderful year!