Welcome to 8-B!

6th, 7th & 8th Science

I hope everyone had a Blessed Christmas break.  We will continue to work 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. 

Assignments can be found on our Schoology website. 


We currently use The LabLearner curriculum, based on state and national standards.  It consists of an integrated curriculum.  In 6th grade there is an an emphasis on Physical and Earth Science.  Topics covered include;

Properties of Matter

Weathering and Erosion

Kinetic and Potential Energy

Atmosphere, Storms, and Clouds

Space

Simple Machines

Solutes and Solubility

 

Students participate in hands-on laboratory experimentation in a fully equipped lab.

 

A variety of assessment tools are used to accommodate learning differences.

 

In 7th Grade, the emphasis is on life science.  The topics covered include;

Atomic Structure

Chemical Reactions

Acids & Bases

Cellular Organization

Genes & Proteins

Cell Cycle & Cancer

Adaptations

 

In the 8th Grade,  the emphasis is physical science and the environment.  Topics covered include;

Heat & Heat Transfer

Friction

Electricity & magnetism

Sound Waves & Pressure

Light

Photosynthesis

Ecosystems

Watersheds


Important Dates:
 

May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

 

Welcome to 8B! September 4, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science

I hope everyone had a great summer.  We will begin the new school year 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 beginning the year with a review of the metric system and graphing.  In the metric system, we will review the base units of length (meters), mass (grams) and volume (liters) as well as their prefixes.  We will also review converting from one unit to another by multiplication and moving the decimal.  In graphing, we will review line, circle and line graphs.  The students will discover when it is best to use each of these graphs.

Homework - Week of September 4, 2018
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Get papers signed
Wednesday - A Day: Get papers signed
Thursday - B Day: get papres signed       
Friday -

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates


7th Grade
We are beginning the year with a review of the metric system and graphing.  In the metric system, we will review the base units of length (meters), mass (grams), and volume (liters) as well as their prefixes.  We will also review converting from one unit to another by multiplication and moving the decimal.  In graphing, we will review line, circle, and bar graphs.  The students will discover when it is best to use each of these graphs. 


Homework - Week of September 4, 2018

Monday- No School
Tuesday-  Get papers signed
Wednesday -  Get papers signed
Thursday-   
Friday-

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

6th Grade
We are beginning the year with a review of the metric system and graphing.  In the metric system, we will review the base units of length (meters), mass (grams), and volume (liters) as well as their prefixes.  We will also review converting from one unit to another by multiplication and moving the decimal.  In graphing, we will review line, circle, and bar graphs.  the students will discover when it is best to use each of these graphs. 

Homework - Week of September 4, 2018

Monday - No School
Tuesday -  No Class
Wednesday - No Class
Thursday -  Get papers signed
Friday - 

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 


Important Dates:
August 20 - Last Day for Lunch Orders for September
September 4 - First day of School 11:50 dismissal
September 5 - 11:50 Dismissal
September 6 - First Full Day of School
September 7 - Prayer Service 2:00
September 14 - Mass 9:30
September 18 - Back to School Open House for Junior High (Parish Hall)
September 19 - 8:15 Mass
September 21- Green and White Free Tag Day 
September 25 - 8th Grade Breakfast 8:30
September 26 - 8:15 Mass
October 2 - 7th & 8th visit STMA
October 3 - 8:15 Mass
October 5 - No School - Professional Development Day
                 Lunch orders for Nov. opens
October 8 - No School: Columbus Day
October 10 - 8:15 Mass
October 11 - Picture Day
October 13 - Fall Festival
October 17 - 8:15 Mass
                   Bishop Malooly visits
October 19  - T1 Interims 
October 20 - Lunch Orders for November closes             
October 24 - 11:50 Dismissal; Parent Conferences (1:00-6:00)
October 25 - 11:50 dismissal, Parent Conferences (1:00-4:30)
October 26 - Trunk or Treat
October 31 -  No School (Staff Retreat)

May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks