Welcome to 8B! May 29, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
 He has Risen, Alleluia!
 
 
Hard to believe we are down to the last two weeks of school but it is not over.  Please make sure all your assignments are completed and handed in to your teacher.  
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
8th grade has finished for the year.  Congratulations.  

Homework - Week of May 29, 2017
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
 

7th Grade:
We are starting our seventh cell, Adaptations.  The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.    
  
Homework - Week of May 29, 2017

Monday- Memorial Day, No class
Tuesday-  Study for Unit test
Wednesday - A Day
Thursday- 
Friday- A Day 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Unit Test - Thursday June 1
 
6th Grade

We have started our fifth cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   

 
Week of May 29, 2017

Monday - No School
Tuesday - B Day: Study for unit test
Wednesday -A Day: No class, field trip

Thursday -  B Day:  
Friday - A Day:

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Unit Test: A Day -
                B Day - Thursday June 1

Important Dates:
May 29 - No School:  Memorial Day
May 30 - 8th NJHS Projects due
             $ 1.00 Tag Day to benefit OotM
May 31 - 7th NJHS Projects due
             6th Grade Class Trip
             Free Tag Day per Student Council
June 1 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 6:00
June 7 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 8 - 11:50 dismissal
June 9 - Last Day of School 10:30 Dismissal
 
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8-B! May 22, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
 He has Risen, Alleluia!
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our sixth cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of May 22, 2017
Monday - Took final, finished for the year in Science
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Final:  Monday May 22

7th Grade:
We are starting our seventh cell, Adaptations.  The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.    
  
Homework - Week of May 22, 2017

Monday- A Day , No class
Tuesday-  
Wednesday - Class Trip
Thursday- No School
Friday- No School
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Unit Test - Thursday June 1
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of May 22, 2017

Monday - A Day: Study for unit test on Wednesday
Tuesday - B Day: No Class, Concert
Wednesday -A Day: 

Thursday -  NO School
Friday - No School

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Unit Test: A Day - Wednesday May 24
                B Day - Thursday June 1

Important Dates:
May 22 - 8th Science Final
             Barn Hill Reserve 1:15
May 23 - 8th Math Final
             Spring Concert 6:00
May 24 - 7th and 8th grade Class Trips
May 25 - No School:  Professional Development
May 26 - No School: Planning Day
May 29 - No School:  Memorial Day
May 30 - 8th NJHS Projects due
             $ 1.00 Tag Day to benefit OotM
May 31 - 7th NJHS Projects due
             6th Grade Class Trip
             Free Tag Day per Student Council
June 1 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 6:00
June 7 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 8 - 11:50 dismissal
June 9 - Last Day of School 10:30 Dismissal
 
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! May 15, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
 He has Risen, Alleluia!
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our sixth cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of May 15, 2017
Monday - Study for unit test
Tuesday - Study for Final
Wednesday- No Class
Thursday - Field Day
Friday - Retreat Day
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Unit Test:  Tuesday May 16
Final:  Monday May 22

7th Grade:
We are starting our seventh cell, Adaptations.  The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.    
  
Homework - Week of May 15, 2017

Monday- finish WS, Study for vocabulary quiz
Tuesday-  No Class
Wednesday - 
Thursday- Field day 
Friday- Retreat Day
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  Wednesday May 17
Unit Test - Thursday June 1
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of May 15, 2017

Monday - B Day: Study for unit test 
Tuesday - A Day: Finish WS, Study for unit test
Wednesday -B Day: 

Thursday -  Field Day
Friday - Retreat Day

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: Tuesday May 16
                           B Day: Monday May 15
Unit Test: A Day - Wednesday May 24
                B Day - Tuesday May 23

Important Dates:
May 15 - 8th Rel/Writing Final
May 16 - 8th Reading Final
             STMA Math placement test
May 17 - 8th social Studies Final
May 18 - Field Day
May 19 - Retreat Day
May 22 - 8th Science Final
             Barn Hill Reserve 1:15
May 23 - 8th Math Final
             Spring Concert 6:00
May 24 - 7th and 8th grade Class Trips
May 25 - No School:  Professional Development
May 26 - No School: Planning Day
May 29 - No School:  Memorial Day
May 30 - 8th NJHS Projects due
May 31 - 7th NJHS Projects due
             6th Grade Class Trip
June 1 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 6:00
June 7 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 8 - 11:50 dismissal
June 9 - Last Day of School 10:30 Dismissal
 
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8-B! May 8, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
 He has Risen, Alleluia!
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our sixth cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of May 8, 2017
Monday - Block 1 finish questions on pages 43 and 55.  Block 2 finish page 55.  everyone study for vocab quiz
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday- Finish WS, study for unit test
Thursday - No Class
Friday - Study for unit test
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Wednesday May 10
Unit Test:  Friday May 12 or Wednesday May 16
Final:  Monday May 22

7th Grade:
We are starting our seventh cell, Adaptations.  The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.    
  
Homework - Week of May 8, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday-  None
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday- Finish WS 
Friday- No Class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of May 8, 017

Monday - A Day:  Page 54 1-5  
Tuesday -  B Day: Questions 15 & 16 in INV. 3
Wednesday -A Day: Finish Inv. 3 through page 61

Thursday -  B Day: Finish Inv. 3
Friday - A Day: fiish INV. 3, study for vocab. quiz
              B Day:  Finish WS study for vocab. quiz

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: Tuesday May 16
                           B Day: Monday May 15
Unit Test: A Day - Wednesday May 24
                B Day - Tuesday May 23

Important Dates:
May 12- 8th Rel/Writing Final
May 15 - 8th Rel/Writing Final
May 16 - 8th Reading Final
             STMA Math placement test
May 17 - 8th social Studies Final
May 18 - Field Day
May 19 - Retreat Day
May 22 - 8th Science Final
             Barn Hill Reserve 1:15
May 23 - 8th Math Final
             Spring Concert 6:00
May 24 - 7th and 8th grade Class Trips
May 25 - No School:  Professional Development
May 26 - No School: Planning Day
May 29 - No School:  Memorial Day
May 30 - 8th NJHS Projects due
May 31 - 7th NJHS Projects due
             6th Grade Class Trip
June 1 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 6:00
June 7 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 8 - 11:50 dismissal
June 9 - Last Day of School 10:30 Dismissal
 
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! May 1, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
 He has Risen, Alleluia!
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our sixth cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of May 1, 2017
Monday - None
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday- No Class
Thursday - finish INV. 1, 2nd block finish 1-6 on page 43
Friday - No Class
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Monday May 8
Unit Test:  Friday May 12 or Wednesday May 16
Final:  Monday May 22

7th Grade
We are beginning our Sixth Cell, Genes and Proteins.  
 Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
  
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Homework - Week of May 1, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday-None  
Wednesday - Finish Evolution WS
Thursday-  No Class
Friday- 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of May 1, 2017

Monday - A Day:    Finish Inv. 2 and do Air Movement WS
Tuesday -  B Day: finish Inv. 2
Wednesday -B Day : Finish questions 1-5 on page 51 and the Air Movement WS

Thursday -  A Day: Read paes 44 -51 and do questions 1-5 on page 51
Friday - B Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: 
                           B Day: 
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day - 

Important Dates:
 
May 1 - BOGO book fair
May 2 - May Procession 9:00
May 3 - 8th Grade Scholar Convocation 6:30
           Literacy Night 6-7:30
May 4 - Interim report distributed
May 5 - Mass 9:30
May 6 - International Food Festival
         - Old Dover Days Parade
May 10- Barn Hill Resrve 1:15
May 11- 8th Rel/Writing Final
May 15 - 8th Rel/Writing Final
May 16 - 8th Reading Final
             STMA Math placement test
May 17 - 8th social Studies Final
May 18 - Field Day
May 19 - Retreat Day
May 22 - 8th Science Final
May 23 - 8th Math Final
             Spring Concert 6:00
May 24 - 7th and 8th grade Class Trips
May 25 - No School:  Professional Development
May 26 - No School: Planning Day
May 29 - No School:  Memorial Day
May 30 - 8th NJHS Projects due
May 31 - 7th NJHS Projects due
             6th Grade Class Trip
June 1 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 6:00
June 7 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 8 - 11:50 dismissal
June 9 - Last Day of School 10:30 Dismissal
 
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8-B! April 24, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
I hope everyone had a blessed Easter.
 
 He has Risen, Alleluia!
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our sixth cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of April 24, 2017
Monday - Finish Inv. 1 through page 9 and graph on pag 11
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday- Finish INV. 1 and the Electric charge WS
Thursday - No Class
Friday - Do Electric Current WS
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test:  
Final:  Monday May 22

7th Grade
We are beginning our Sixth Cell, Genes and Proteins.  
 Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
  
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Homework - Week of April 24, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday-  Study for unit test
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday-  Page 163 1-5
Friday- No Class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit Test - Thursday April 27
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of April 24, 2017

Monday - A Day:    Questions 1-6 on page 43
Tuesday -  B Day: Read pages 36-43 Do ques. 1-6 on page 163
Wednesday -A Day : 
Read pages 36-43 Do ques. 1-6 on page 163
Thursday -  B Day: Finish Inv. 2 through page 42
Friday - A Day: Finish INV. 2 through page 40

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: 
                           B Day: 
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day - 

Important Dates:
 
Apr. 24 - School Resumes
Apr. 27 - Solar Sprint competition
Apr. 28 - BOGO Book Fair begins
           - Trimester 3 Interim
           -5K Family Fun Run
May 2 - May Procession
May 3 - 8th Grade Scholar Convocation 6:30
           Literacy Night 6-7:30
May 4 - Interim report distributed
May 5 - Mass 9:30
May 6 - International Food Festival
         - Old Dover Days Parade
May 10- Barn Hill Resrve 1:15
May 11- 8th Rel/Writing Final
May 15 - 8th Rel/Writing Final
May 16 - 8th Reading Final
             STMA Math placement test
May 17 - 8th social Studies Final
May 18 - Field Day
May 19 - Retreat Day
May 22 - 8th Science Final
May 23 - 8th Math Final
             Spring Concert 6:00
May 24 - 7th and 8th grade Class Trips
May 25 - No School:  Professional Development
May 26 - No School: Planning Day
May 29 - No School:  Memorial Day
May 30 - 8th NJHS Projects due
May 31 - 7th NJHS Projects due
             6th Grade Class Trip
June 1 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 6:00
June 7 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 8 - 11:50 dismissal
June 9 - Last Day of School 10:30 Dismissal
 
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! April 10, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our sixth cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of April 10, 2017
Monday - No Class
Tuesday - Block 1 P.19 1-5 and P. 26 1-6, block 2: P.26 1-6
Wednesday- No Class
Thursday - No School
Friday - No School
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test:  

7th Grade
We are beginning our Sixth Cell, Genes and Proteins.  
 Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
  
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Homework - Week of April 10, 2017

Monday- Finish Worksheet Review 6.1
Tuesday- No class 
Wednesday - 
Thursday-  No School
Friday- No School
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit Test - Thursday April 27
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of April 10, 2017

Monday - B Day:  Finish Reinforcement worksheet  
Tuesday -  A Day: Finish Reinforcement WS
Wednesday - B Day : 
Thursday -  No School
Friday - No School

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: 
                           B Day: 
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day - 

Important Dates:
 
April 12 - Living Stations 1:30
           - 8th grade Prayer Partners
April 13 - 21 - No School, Easter break
Apr. 24 - School Resumes
Apr. 27 - Solar Sprint competition
Apr. 28 - BOGO Book Fair begins
           - Trimester 3 Interim
           -5K Family Fun Run
May 2 - May Procession
May 3 - 8th Grade Scholar Convocation 6:30
           Literacy Night 6-7:30
May 4 - Interim report distributed
May 5 - Mass 9:30
May 6 - International Food Festival
         - Old Dover Days Parade
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! April 3, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our sixth cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of April 3, 2017
Monday - None
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday- Study for retest, Block 2 finish questions 1-7 on page 14
Thursday - No class
Friday - Block 1: page 14 1-7, Block 2 page 19 1-5
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test:  

7th Grade
We are beginning our Sixth Cell, Genes and Proteins.  
 Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
  
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Homework - Week of April 3, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday- Study for vocabulary quiz. 
Wednesday - No class
Thursday-  Finish Inv. 1 and worksheet
Friday- No Class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  Thursday April 6
Unit Test - Thursday April 27
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of April 3, 2017

Monday - A Day:  Finish Inv. 1 through page 12.  
Tuesday -  B Day: Finish Inv. 1 through page 12
Wednesday - A Day : finish Inv. 1
Thursday -  B Day:   Finish Inv. 1
Friday - A Day: finish worksheet

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: 
                           B Day: 
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day - 

Important Dates:
 
Apr. 3 - Reconcilition 10:15
Apr. 4 - 7th grade to Little Sisters of the Poor, Shadow Stations
Apr. 6 - Tag Day, Bring in food item for Food Pantry
Apr. 7 - Mass 9:30
April 12 - Living Stations 1:30
           - 8th grade Prayer Partners
April 13 - 21 - No School, Easter break
Apr. 24 - School Resumes
Apr. 27 - Solar Sprint competition
Apr. 28 - BOGO Book Fair begins
           - Trimester 3 Interim
           -5K Family Fun Run
May 2 - May Procession
May 3 - 8th Grade Scholar Convocation 6:30
           Literacy Night 6-7:30
May 4 - Interim report distributed
May 5 - Mass 9:30
May 6 - International Food Festival
         - Old Dover Days Parade
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! March 27, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of March 27, 2017
Monday - No Class
Tuesday - Finish Inv. 3
Wednesday- No Class
Thursday - Finish Newton's Laws WS, Study for unit test
Friday - No Class
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test: Week Monday  April 3 

7th Grade
We are beginning our Sixth Cell, Genes and Proteins.  
 Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
  
  .  
Homework - Week of March 27, 2017

Monday- Block 2 - finish worksheet
Tuesday- No Class
Wednesday - Block 1 Genetics WS
Thursday-  No Class
Friday- Finish questions 1-5 on page 111
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  Thursday April 6
Unit Test - Thursday April 27
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of March 27, 2017

Monday - B Day:  Finish worksheet
Tuesday -  A Day: Skills 17.3 WS
Wednesday - B Day : Skills ws 17.3
Thursday -  A Day:   Finish questions 1-6 on page 25
Friday - B Day: None

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: 
                           B Day: 
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day - 

Important Dates:
 
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
Apr. 3 - Reconcilition 10:15
Apr. 4 - 7th grade to Little Sisters of the Poor, Shadow Stations
Apr. 6 - Tag Day, Bring in food item for Food Pantry
Apr. 7 - Mass 9:30
April 12 - Living Stations 1:30
           - 8th grade Prayer Partners
April 13 - 21 - No School, Easter break
Apr. 24 - School Resumes
Apr. 27 - Solar Sprint competition
Apr. 28 - BOGO Book Fair begins
           - Trimester 3 Interim
           -5K Family Fun Run
May 2 - May Procession
May 3 - 8th Grade Scholar Convocation 6:30
           Literacy Night 6-7:30
May 4 - Interim report distributed
May 5 - Mass 9:30
May 6 - International Food Festival
         - Old Dover Days Parade
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! March 20, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are testing this week.  Please be sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and gets plenty of sleep.  There will be no homework assigned this week.
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of March 20, 2017
Monday - Work on Rube Goldberg Machines
Tuesday - Work on Rube Goldberg Machine
Wednesday- Work on Rube Goldberg Machine
Thursday - 
Friday - Rube goldberg worksheet
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test: Week Thursday  March 30 
Rube Goldberg Machines due March 22

7th Grade
We are beginning our Sixth Cell, Genes and Proteins.  
 Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
  
  .  
Homework - Week of March 20, 2017

Monday- None
Tuesday- None
Wednesday - Heredity worksheet
Thursday-  
Friday- 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -  Tuesday April 4
Unit Test - Monday April 10
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of March 20, 2017

Monday - A Day:  None
Tuesday -  B Day: None
Wednesday - A Day : Page 20 1-6
Thursday -  B Day:  none 
Friday - A Day: none

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: 
                           B Day: 
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day - 

Important Dates:
 
Mar. 20 - Terra Nova testing begins
Mar. 24 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
Apr. 3 - Reconcilition 10:15
Apr. 4 - 7th grade to Little Sisters of the Poor, Shadow Stations
Apr. 6 - Tag Day, Bring in food item for Food Pantry
Apr. 7 - Mass 9:30
April 12 - Living Stations 1:30
           - 8th grade Prayer Partners
April 13 - 21 - No School, Easter break
Apr. 24 - School Resumes
Apr. 27 - Solar Sprint competition
Apr. 28 - BOGO Book Fair begins
           - Trimester 3 Interim
           -5K Family Fun Run
May 2 - May Procession
May 3 - 8th Grade Scholar Convocation 6:30
           Literacy Night 6-7:30
May 4 - Interim report distributed
May 5 - Mass 9:30
May 6 - International Food Festival
         - Old Dover Days Parade
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! March 13, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of March 13, 2017
Monday - Finish directed Reading worksheet
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday- Finish Sect. 1 worksheet, study for vocabualry quiz
Thursday - No Class
Friday - Finish Rube Goldberg Project
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Friday March 17
Unit Test: Week Tuesday March 28 
Rube Goldberg Machines due March 22

7th Grade
We are beginning our Sixth Cell, Genes and Proteins.  
 Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
  
  .  
Homework - Week of March 13, 2017

Monday- No Class 
Tuesday-Finish Inv. 1
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday-  Finish DNA worksheet
Friday- No Class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our Fourth Cell, Atmosphere.   Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.    

Homework - Week of March 13, 2017

Monday - A Day:  Finish Weathering and Erosion worksheet
Tuesday -  B Day: Finish questions 1-5 on page 15 The Air Around You book
Wednesday - A Day : Study for unit test
Thursday -  B Day:   Finish questions 1-6 on page 20
Friday - A Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: 
                           B Day: 
Unit Test: A Day - Wednesday Mar. 15
                B Day - Tuesday Mar. 14

Important Dates:
 
Mar. 16 - Report Cards distributed
Mar. 17 - Tag Day - Wear Green
Mar. 20 - Terra Nova testing begins
Mar. 24 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
Apr. 3 - Reconcilition 10:15
Apr. 4 - 7th grade to Little Sisters of the Poor, Shadow Stations
Apr. 6 - Tag Day, Bring in food item for Food Pantry
Apr. 7 - Mass 9:30
April 12 - Living Stations 1:30
           - 8th grade Prayer Partners
April 13 - 21 - No School, Easter break
Apr. 24 - School Resumes
Apr. 27 - Solar Sprint competition
Apr. 28 - BOGO Book Fair begins
           - Trimester 3 Interim
           -5K Family Fun Run
May 2 - May Procession
May 3 - 8th Grade Scholar Convocation 6:30
           Literacy Night 6-7:30
May 4 - Interim report distributed
May 5 - Mass 9:30
May 6 - International Food Festival
         - Old Dover Days Parade
 
 May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! March 6, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of March 6, 2017
Monday - No Class
Tuesday - Continue brainstorming for Rube goldberg Machine
Wednesday- No Class
Thursday - Finish Inv. 2
Friday - No Class
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Friday March 17
Unit Test:  
Rube Goldberg Machines due March 22

7th Grade
We are beginning our Fifth Cell, Cellular Organization.  
In this unit, the students will be using microscopes to view various organs, structures and organisms.  They will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues: and in part to differences in cellular function.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis.   
  .  
Homework - Week of March 6, 2017

Monday- Study for Unit test
Tuesday-No Class
Wednesday - Finish questions 1-6 on page 117
Thursday-  No Class
Friday- 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - Wed. Mar. 8
 
6th Grade
We are starting out Third Cell, Weathering.   This unit gives students the opportunity to investigate the two types of weathering:  mechanical or physical weathering and chemical weathering.  they will model both types of weathering and investigate the factors that affect each type.  Students will model erosion and investigate those factors that affect the extent to which erosion can affect soil on a slope.  The consequences of weathering and erosion is the production and deposition of soil and its several components.  Students will study the components of a model soil sample and investigate the size differences among the three components.    

Homework - Week of March 6, 2017

Monday - A Day:  none
Tuesday -  B Day: Study for vocabulary quiz
Wednesday - B Day : None, unit test on Tuesday
Thursday -  A Day:  Study for vocab. quiz on Monday 
Friday - B Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: Thursday Mar. 9
                           B Day: Wednesday Mar. 8
Unit Test: A Day - Wednesday Mar. 15
                B Day - Tuesday Mar. 14

Important Dates:
 
Mar. 10 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
Mar. 11 - Odyssey of the Mind competition  for Primary and Division 1
Mar. 16 - Report Cards distributed
Mar. 17 - Tag Day - Wear Green
Mar. 20 - Terra Nova testing begins
Mar. 24 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! February 27, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of February 27, 2017
Monday - Block 2:  Finish Inv. 1 through page 17
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday- Finish Inv 1
Thursday - No Class
Friday - 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test:  
Rube Goldberg Machines due March 17

7th Grade
We are beginning our Fifth Cell, Cellular Organization.  
In this unit, the students will be using microscopes to view various organs, structures and organisms.  They will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues: and in part to differences in cellular function.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis.   
  .  
Homework - Week of February 27, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday-Study for Vocabulary quiz, finish Inv. 4
Wednesday - No class
Thursday-  Finish Osmosis WS
Friday- No Class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Cell Book - Tuesday Feb. 28
Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Mar. 2
Unit Test - Wed. Mar. 8
 
6th Grade
We are starting out Third Cell, Weathering.   This unit gives students the opportunity to investigate the two types of weathering:  mechanical or physical weathering and chemical weathering.  they will model both types of weathering and investigate the factors that affect each type.  Students will model erosion and investigate those factors that affect the extent to which erosion can affect soil on a slope.  The consequences of weathering and erosion is the production and deposition of soil and its several components.  Students will study the components of a model soil sample and investigate the size differences among the three components.    

Homework - Week of February 27, 2017

Monday - A Day:  Finish Inv. 2
Tuesday -  B Day: none
Wednesday - A Day : Finish webquest
Thursday -  B Day:   
Friday - A Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz: A Day: Thursday Mar. 9
                           B Day: Wednesday Mar. 8
Unit Test: A Day - Wednesday Mar. 15
                B Day - Tuesday Mar. 14

Important Dates:
 
Feb. 29 - Middle States Team arrives
Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday Mass 9:30
Mar. 3 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 3 - End of Trimester 2
Mar. 4 - Odyssey of the Mind competition for Division 2
Mar. 10 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
Mar. 11 - Odyssey of the Mind competition  for Primary and Division 1
Mar. 16 - Report Cards distributed
Mar. 17 - Tag Day - Wear Green
Mar. 20 - Terra Nova testing begins
Mar. 24 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! February 20, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of February 20, 2017
Monday - No School
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday -  Page 115 1-7, brainstorm for Rube Goldberg machine
Friday - No Class
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test:  


7th Grade
We are beginning our Fifth Cell, Cellular Organization.  
In this unit, the students will be using microscopes to view various organs, structures and organisms.  They will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues: and in part to differences in cellular function.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis.   
  .  
Homework - Week of February 20, 2017

Monday- No School
Tuesday-No class
Wednesday - Work on Cell book
Thursday-  No Class
Friday- Finish cell books, finish page 80 1-5
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Cell Book - Tuesday Feb. 28
Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Mar. 2
Unit Test - Wed. Mar. 8
 
6th Grade
We are starting out Third Cell, Weathering.   This unit gives students the opportunity to investigate the two types of weathering:  mechanical or physical weathering and chemical weathering.  they will model both types of weathering and investigate the factors that affect each type.  Students will model erosion and investigate those factors that affect the extent to which erosion can affect soil on a slope.  The consequences of weathering and erosion is the production and deposition of soil and its several components.  Students will study the components of a model soil sample and investigate the size differences among the three components.    

Homework - Week of February 20, 2017

Monday - No School
Tuesday -  A Day: None
Wednesday - B Day : None
Thursday -  A Day:  None 
Friday - B Day: finish webquest

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz:
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day -  

Important Dates:
 
Feb. 20 - No School, President's Day
Feb. 29 - Middle States Team arrives
Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday Mass 9:30
Mar. 3 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 3 - End of Trimester 2
Mar. 4 - Odyssey of the Mind competition for Division 2
Mar. 10 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
Mar. 11 - Odyssey of the Mind competition  for Primary and Division 1
Mar. 16 - Report Cards distributed
Mar. 17 - Tag Day - Wear Green
Mar. 20 - Terra Nova testing begins
Mar. 24 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! February 13, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of February 13, 2017
Monday - page 102 1-7, study for unit test
Tuesday - No class
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday -  finish questions 1-7 on page 108
Friday - No Class
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test:  Thursday Feb. 16


7th Grade
We are beginning our Fifth Cell, Cellular Organization.  
In this unit, the students will be using microscopes to view various organs, structures and organisms.  They will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues: and in part to differences in cellular function.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis.   
  .  
Homework - Week of February 13, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday-None
Wednesday - Work on cell book
Thursday-  No Class
Friday- Finish Inv. 2 and cell structure WS
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Cell Book - Tuesday Feb. 28
Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Mar. 2
Unit Test - Wed. Mar. 8
 
6th Grade
We are starting out Third Cell, Weathering.   This unit gives students the opportunity to investigate the two types of weathering:  mechanical or physical weathering and chemical weathering.  they will model both types of weathering and investigate the factors that affect each type.  Students will model erosion and investigate those factors that affect the extent to which erosion can affect soil on a slope.  The consequences of weathering and erosion is the production and deposition od soil and its several components.  Students will study the components of a model soil sample and investigate the size differences among the three components.    

Homework - Week of February 13, 2017

Monday - A Day: Page 53 1-5
Tuesday -  B Day: None
Wednesday - B Day : Finish section 1 worksheet
Thursday -  A Day: finish section 1 worksheet
Friday - B Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz:
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day -  

Important Dates:
 
Feb. 14 - Red/Pink Tag Day $1.00
Feb. 15 - 11:50 dismissal
Feb. 16 - HSA Skating Party 6:00-8:00
Feb. 17 - Junior High Dance 6:00-8:00
Feb. 20 - No School, President's Day
Feb. 29 - Middle States Team arrives
Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday Mass 9:30
Mar. 3 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 3 - End of Trimester 2
Mar. 10 Stations of the Cross 1:30
Mar. 16 - Report Cards distributed
Mar. 17 - Tag Day - Wear Green
Mar. 20 - Terra Nova testing begins
Mar. 24 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! February 6, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting fifth cell, Simple Machines.  
 Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 

Homework - Week of February 5, 2017
Monday - page 102 1-7, study for unit test
Tuesday - No class
Wednesday - 
Thursday -  No class
Friday - 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Vocabulary Quiz - Monday Feb. 6
Unit Test:  Wednesday Feb. 8


7th Grade
We are beginning our Fifth Cell, Cellular Organization.  
In this unit, the students will be using microscopes to view various organs, structures and organisms.  They will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues: and in part to differences in cellular function.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis.   
  .  
Homework - Week of February 5, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday-none
Wednesday - No class
Thursday-  
Friday- No class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting out Third Cell, Weathering.   This unit gives students the opportunity to investigate the two types of weathering:  mechanical or physical weathering and chemical weathering.  they will model both types of weathering and investigate the factors that affect each type.  Students will model erosion and investigate those factors that affect the extent to which erosion can affect soil on a slope.  The consequences of weathering and erosion is the production and deposition od soil and its several components.  Students will study the components of a model soil sample and investigate the size differences among the three components.    

Homework - Week of February 5, 2017

Monday - A Day: Page 48 1-5
Tuesday -  B Day: Page 53 1-5
Wednesday - A Day : 
Thursday -  B Day:   
Friday - A Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz:
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day -  

Important Dates:
 
Feb. 10 - Mother/Son Dance
Feb. 14 - Red/Pink Tag Day $1.00
Feb. 15 - 11:50 dismissal
Feb. 16 - HSA Skating Party 6:00-8:00
Feb. 17 - Junior High Dance 6:00-8:00
Feb. 20 - No School, President's Day
Feb. 29 - Middle States Team arrives
Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday Mass 9:30
Mar. 3 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 3 - End of Trimester 2
Mar. 10 Stations of the Cross 1:30
Mar. 16 - Report Cards distributed
Mar. 17 - Tag Day - Wear Green
Mar. 20 - Terra Nova testing begins
Mar. 24 - 11:50 Dismissal
Mar. 31 - Stations of the Cross 1:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! January 30, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fourth cell, Friction.  
 Students will define the relationship between speed, velocity and acceleration.  They will understand that velocity is a measure of speed and direction, and acceleration is a change in velocity.  Through investigations, students will discover that frictional forces and applied forces affect the motion of an object.  They will discover that friction force is dependent on the weight of an object and the smoothness of the surfaces in contact with one another.   

Homework - Week of January 30, 2017
Monday - None
Tuesday - Student Appreciation Day,No Class
Wednesday - No class
Thursday -  Study for vocabualry quiz
Friday - No Class
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Feb. 2
Unit Test:  Monday Feb. 6


7th Grade
We are beginning our Fourth Cell, Cell Cycle and Cancer.   
During this unit, students will examine the relationship between cellular organization and tissue function.  They will learn that cells within a tissue replicate to form new cells by going through the cell cycle.  The students will examine the stages of the cell cycle in detail and build a model to represent how a cell moves through the four phases (G1, S, G2, and M).  They will investigate how the cell cycle is regulated.  finally, the students will see how the loss of regulation of the cell cycle can lead to cancer.
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Homework - Week of January 30, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday- Student Appreciation, No Class
Wednesday - Study for unit test.
Thursday-  No Class
Friday- 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - Friday February 3
 
6th Grade
We are finishing our second unit, Solutes and Solubilities.  Students will investigate the differences in the solubility of several different chemical compounds by dissolving the solid solutes in a liquid solvent.  They will explore the concept that solubility is a property that is specific to each different solute.  Students will explore how physical agitation and elevated temperature increase the rate of solubility.  They will determine what affects the solubility of a solute and they will determine how to change the rate of solubility.

Homework - Week of January 30, 2017

Monday - A Day: Finish questions 1-6 on page 41
Tuesday -  Student Appreciation day, No Class
Wednesday - B Day : None
Thursday -  A Day:   Finish weathering worksheet
Friday - B Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz:
Unit Test: A Day - 
                B Day -  

Important Dates:
 
Jan. 29-Feb. 3 - Catholic Schools Week / Clothing Drive / Book Fair
Jan. 30 - Mass 9:30
Jan, 31 - Literacy Night 6-7:30
              Skating trip 8:30-11:30
Feb. 1 - Spelling Bee 10:35
            Rosary Service 1:30
Feb. 3 - Teacher & Parents VS 8th grade Volleyball Game 1:20
Feb. 10 - Mother/Son Dance
Feb. 14 - Red/Pink Tag Day $1.00
Feb. 15 - 11:50 dismissal
Feb. 16 - HSA Skating Party 6:00-8:00
Feb. 20 - No School, President's Day
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! January 23, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fourth cell, Friction.  
 Students will define the relationship between speed, velocity and acceleration.  They will understand that velocity is a measure of speed and direction, and acceleration is a change in velocity.  Through investigations, students will discover that frictional forces and applied forces affect the motion of an object.  They will discover that friction force is dependent on the weight of an object and the smoothness of the surfaces in contact with one another.   

Homework - Week of January 23, 2017
Monday - Finish motion packet
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday - No class
Thursday -  Finnish Inv. 3
Friday - No  Class 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Feb. 2
Unit Test:  Monday Feb. 6


7th Grade
We are beginning our Fourth Cell, Cell Cycle and Cancer.   
During this unit, students will examine the relationship between cellular organization and tissue function.  They will learn that cells within a tissue replicate to form new cells by going through the cell cycle.  The students will examine the stages of the cell cycle in detail and build a model to represent how a cell moves through the four phases (G1, S, G2, and M).  They will investigate how the cell cycle is regulated.  finally, the students will see how the loss of regulation of the cell cycle can lead to cancer.
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Homework - Week of January 23, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday- Finish Inv. 3, study for vocabulary quiz tomorrow
Wednesday - Finsih Cell Cycle WS
Thursday-  No Class
Friday- 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Wednesday January 25
Unit Test - Friday February 3
 
6th Grade
We are beginning our second unit, Solutes and Solubilities.  Students will investigate the differences in the solubility of several different chemical compounds by dissolving the solid solutes in a liquid solvent.  They will explore the concept that solubility is a property that is specific to each different solute.  Students will explore how physical agitation and elevated temperature increase the rate of solubility.  They will determine what affects the solubility of a solute and they will determine how to change the rate of solubility.

Homework - Week of January 23, 2017

Monday - A Day: Study for unit test on Thursday
Tuesday -  B Day: Study for unit test, finish worksheet
Wednesday - B Day : Finish questions 1-6 on page 41
Thursday -  A Day:   
Friday - B Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz:
Unit Test: A Day - Thursday January 26
                B Day -  Wednesday January 25

Important Dates:
 
Jan. 20 - Interims
Jan 23.  March for Life
Jan. 26 - Interims distributed
Jan. 29-Feb. 3 - Catholic Schools Week / Clothing Drive / Book Fair
Jan. 30 - Mass 9:30
Jan, 31 - Literacy Night 6-7:30
              Skating trip
Feb. 1 - Spelling Bee 9:30
            Rosary Service 1:30
Feb. 3 - Teacher & Parents VS 8th grade Volleyball Game 1:30
Feb. 10 - Mother/Son Dance
Feb. 14 - Red/Pink Tag Day $1.00
Feb. 15 - 11:50 dismissal
Feb. 16 - HSA Skating Party 6:00-8:00
Feb. 20 - No School, President's Day
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! January 16, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
No School Monday January 16 MLK, JR. Birthday
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fourth cell, Friction.  
 Students will define the relationship between speed, velocity and acceleration.  They will understand that velocity is a measure of speed and direction, and acceleration is a change in velocity.  Through investigations, students will discover that frictional forces and applied forces affect the motion of an object.  They will discover that friction force is dependent on the weight of an object and the smoothness of the surfaces in contact with one another.   

Homework - Week of January 16, 2017
Monday - No School
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday - Finish Inv. 1
Thursday -  No class
Friday - None  
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Feb. 2
Unit Test:  Monday Feb. 6


7th Grade
We are beginning our Fourth Cell, Cell Cycle and Cancer.   
During this unit, students will examine the relationship between cellular organization and tissue function.  They will learn that cells within a tissue replicate to form new cells by going through the cell cycle.  The students will examine the stages of the cell cycle in detail and build a model to represent how a cell moves through the four phases (G1, S, G2, and M).  They will investigate how the cell cycle is regulated.  finally, the students will see how the loss of regulation of the cell cycle can lead to cancer.
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Homework - Week of January 16, 2017

Monday- No School
Tuesday- Finish Cell cycle poster
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday-  None
Friday- No Class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Wednesday January 25
Unit Test - Wednesday February 1
 
6th Grade
We are beginning our second unit, Solutes and Solubilities.  Students will investigate the differences in the solubility of several different chemical compounds by dissolving the solid solutes in a liquid solvent.  They will explore the concept that solubility is a property that is specific to each different solute.  Students will explore how physical agitation and elevated temperature increase the rate of solubility.  They will determine what affects the solubility of a solute and they will determine how to change the rate of solubility.

Homework - Week of January 16, 2017

Monday - No School
Tuesday -  B Day: Study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday
Wednesday - A Day :  Study for vocabulary quiz on Friday
Thursday -  B Day: finish Inv. 3  
Friday - A Day: Finish Inv. 3

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz:A Day - Friday January 20 
                          B Day - Thursday January 19
Unit Test: A Day - Thursday January 26
                B Day -  Wednesday January 25

Important Dates:
 
Jan. 16 - No School MLK Birthday
Jan. 20 - Interims
Jan 23.  March for Life
Jan. 26 - Interims distributed
Jan. 29-Feb. 3 - Catholic Schools Week / Clothing Drive / Book Fair
Jan. 30 - Mass 9:30
Jan, 31 - Literacy Night 6-7:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

Welcome to 8B! January 9, 2017

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
We will continue working on organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our third cell, Acids and Bases.  Students will investigate the concept of concentration by investigating acids and bases.  They will investigate hydrogen ion concentration by using the pH scale.  Students will see the effect of dilution of an acid on the pH scale and the effect of neutralizing an acid with a base on the the hydrogen ion concentration and the pH.  They will see what properties make acids and bases chemically reactive. 

Homework - Week of January 9, 2017
Monday - Snow Packet Day 1
Tuesday - No Class
Wednesday - Finish questions 1-5 on page 13
Thursday -  No class
Friday - Finish questions 1-6 on page 18  
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz: 
Unit Test:  Monday Jan. 9


7th Grade
We are beginning our Fourth Cell, Cell Cycle and Cancer.   
During this unit, students will examine the relationship between cellular organization and tissue function.  They will learn that cells within a tissue replicate to form new cells by going through the cell cycle.  The students will examine the stages of the cell cycle in detail and build a model to represent how a cell moves through the four phases (G1, S, G2, and M).  They will investigate how the cell cycle is regulated.  finally, the students will see how the loss of regulation of the cell cycle can lead to cancer.
  .  
Homework - Week of January 9, 2017

Monday- No Class
Tuesday- Block 1: Finish Microscope WS
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday-  Finish Inv. 1, Finish questions 1-6 on page 104
Friday- No Class
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Wednesday January 25
Unit Test - Wednesday February 1
 
6th Grade
We are beginning our second unit, Solutes and Solubilities.  Students will investigate the differences in the solubility of several different chemical compounds by dissolving the solid solutes in a liquid solvent.  They will explore the concept that solubility is a property that is specific to each different solute.  Students will explore how physical agitation and elevated temperature increase the rate of solubility.  They will determine what affects the solubility of a solute and they will determine how to change the rate of solubility.

Homework - Week of January 9, 2017

Monday - A Day: Snow Packet Day 1
Tuesday -  B Day: Finish Inv. 2
Wednesday - A Day :  
Thursday -  B Day:  
Friday - A Day: 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates:
Vocabulary Quiz:A Day - Friday January 20 
                          B Day - Thursday January 19
Unit Test: A Day - Thursday January 26
                B Day -  Wednesday January 25

Important Dates:
 
Jan. 13 - Black and White Tag Day $1.00
Jan. 16 - No School MLK Birthday
Jan. 20 - Interims
Jan 23.  March for Life
Jan. 26 - Interims distributed
Jan. 29-Feb. 3 - Catholic Schools Week / Clothing Drive / Book Fair
Jan. 30 - Mass 9:30
Jan, 31 - Literacy Night 6-7:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

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