Ms. Gorman

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8th Grade Homeroom

Friday, 10/6: Fun lunch

Monday, 10/9: no school

Thursday, 10/12: 8:30 mass, Grandparents Day

Friday, 10/13: Cotillion

Monday, 10/16: PARENT Confirmation meeting-> 7:00

Thursday, 10/19: Choir concert

Friday, 10/20: Pizza day

Saturday, 10/28: STUDENT Confirmation retreat (MANDATORY)

Wednesday, 10/31: Halloween parade-> 1:15


8th Grade Religion

Homily Evaluations: Two homily evaluations are required each month as part of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Weekend Readings: Weekend readings are read and discussed each Friday in order to prepare for the weekend mass. Reflection questions are due each Monday to religion teachers. 

Tuesday Tunes: Each Tuesday, we evaluate music for its message and reflect on how to live out the message of the song in our lives.

Priest Meetings: We meet with Father Ed or Father Louis monthly to discuss content, Confirmation and Church issues.

Texts: Sadlier, We Live our Faith as Members of the Church, Confirmation preparation book

8th Grade Language Arts

Google Classroom

Reading Focus: short stories and literature circles

  • Conflicts-> external/internal
  • Characterization-> direct/indirect

Writing Focus: Argumentative Persuasive

  • The writing process
  • focusing ideas
  • organizing details

6th Grade Social Studies

Online Textbook

Newsela– remember to “Sign in with Google”

Interactive Notebooks:

  • Interactive Notebook Rubric
  • Notebooks are evaluated at the end of each unit.
  • My notebook is available for students to check out during lunch.

Unit of Study: Mesopotamia