8-3 Newsletter

May 2-6 2016

What's New?

Getting to know St. Mary's Field Trip

Yesterday, our team enjoyed exploring our own hometown. We wandered the cemetery and found graves dating back to the Revolutionary war. We saw two historic churches and the minister at the Methodist church told us the history of its beginnings. Students got to see the beautiful Orange Hall and heard about its history. If you have not been there, it is lovely. We had a relaxing picnic in the park and then explored the Cumberland Island and submarine museums. It was a full and fun day! The kids were great!!

Shark Tank BLASt

We will be spending all day on Wednesday working on our BLASt projects. This week, the focus is on marketing their product. They will be creating a print advertisement and a television commercial. They will be using their chrome books to film their commercials. Shark tank presentations will be held in classrooms on May 17. Final judging of the top 8 will be held in front of the whole team on Thursday, May 19. Times to be announced.

8th grade Hollywood Nights Dance

Please encourage your child to attend the 8th grade dance on Friday, May 6th from 6-8 PM. This is a really fun event. Where else can your students see their crazy teachers dancing? And when else will the teachers see the students looking so spiffy? It is great to see all the 8th grade students in one place celebrating their middle school years!

Coming Soon!

May 5 ZAP and WOW

May 6 8th grade dance 6pm-8pm

May 13 4th Quarter grades due

May 16-18 Shark Tank (BLASt Presentation)

May 20 8th grade Awards 9:00 am

Here is what is happening in our classes!

Mrs. Richardson- Language Arts

Blocks 2, 4 and 5 will continue to read October sky. They will be given a final project to complete by May 10th. This will count for two grades, project grade and presentation grade. I will also be sending home on Monday a permission slip to show the movie October Sky in class. Please turn these back in by Monday May 9th. We will also be reading a short story called Rocket Man. Students will have a quiz on this text the following Monday. They will also have several activities to complete with the text in class on Thursday and Friday.

Block 3 will continue to read short stories about rockets. The short story that they are reading this week is called All Summer in a Day. They will be completing several activities in class that will help them better understand the text.