8th Grade Newsletter
September 18, 2020
It has been a privilege getting to know and interact with this great group of 8th graders we have leading Barry School for the 2020 school year! We look forward to working with you and your children this year. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the eighth grade teachers should you ever have any questions.
Art - Mr. Elliott
Spanish - Mrs. Lackey
Review topics include: Colors, Numbers to 30, Days/Months, Classroom Object/Commands and Greetings. Next week we will also be focusing on
pronunciation and how to sound out words in Spanish.
Science - Ms. Gunther
Next week we will be learning how to draw Bohr Diagrams, Lewis Structures, and investigating how Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev, designed the Periodic Table of Elements.
Social Studies - Mrs. Marshall
Wow! I am so impressed with my students! They have been great kids that are following all directions and completing their classwork! Keep up the great job!
My kids took the United States Map Test this week. I have posted this grade in the gradebook, along with a practice assignment. If a student is unhappy with their test grade, they may re-take it. I will be discussing with them how they can do this next week.
We have begun our first unit over the Age of Exploration. We are taking notes during class, and I am providing them with some helpful tips for successful note taking.
Physical Education - Coach Milne
Algebra and Geometry - Mr. Cerutti
Geometry worked on understanding key vocabulary for the upcoming unit and began learning about the fundamentals of Geometry unit that begins our year.
Band - Mrs. Chesney
This week in 8th Grade Band we have begun to review technical skills on instruments and are working on ensemble skills during class time. Every remote learning day, students will be given a practice assignment in Google Classroom to complete. This assignment is only meant to take about 30 minutes to complete. Please encourage your student to bring their instrument home on their remote day so they can be fully prepared to participate during our in-person learning days.
This week we have been rehearsing outside in the fresh air to give everyone a chance to get instrument/bell covers. We will be rehearsing inside in the band room next week. Students will need to have their instrument/bell cover on their first in-person day next week. If you have questions about the cover, please let me know!
ELA - Mrs. Crowley
Next week, we will continue with STAR testing and begin our focus on grammar. Please put forth your best effort on all assignments and proofread before you turn in your work. In addition, make sure to meet your deadlines.
Have a great weekend!