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Mrs. Maura Grochocinski, Junior High Religion

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  We are all looking forward to a successful school year with your child. 

A little about myself: due to the difficulty in pronouncing my last name, I am known to the SJF students and to many of the parents as “Mrs. G.”  I live in Most Holy Redeemer parish and my husband and I have been blessed with three wonderful daughters. 

This year will be my 20th year teaching at Saint John Fisher. I have taught different grades and various subjects throughout the years. I have enjoyed teaching religion in the Jr. High for the past ten years, watching our students grow both academically and spiritually.

I'm looking forward to an exciting school year with our Jr. High students and can't wait to see them on their first day of school, Wednesday, August 21st.

7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of February 27th

Posted on Feb 26, 2017

On Wednesday of this week, Ash Wednesday, we will be celebrating the beginning of Lent with mass at 10:00.

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be discussing the season of Lent as a season in which we prepare our hearts by praying, fasting, and giving alms.  We will also be starting our unit on Hinduism, discussing its origin, practices, and beliefs.

***All students should be working on their FIVE hours of required service for this third trimester.

***8th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be discussing the season of Lent as a season in which we prepare our hearts by praying, fasting, and giving alms. We will also be finishing chapter 6 in our Morality book and will be taking the test on Friday of this week. On Thursday, will be starting our eighth grade tradition of celebrating mass in the classroom with the first of the three 8th grade groups.  Father Ken is welcomed into our classroom and we will celebrate mass with the readings, intercessions, and songs that the students so carefully prepare for this very special mass.

***All students should be working on their EIGHT hours of required service for this third trimester.

 

 

7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of Feb. 21st

Posted on Feb 21, 2017

***7th Grade Religion***

This week we will be completing our unit on Buddhism and will be taking a quiz on Friday.  We will be correcting all of the comprehension questions Thursday in class.  In order to prepare for the quiz, students should study all class notes and corrected Comprehension questions.  

The second trimester ends this Friday.  Service logs are due on WEDNESDAY of this week.

 

***8th Grade Religion***

This week we will be working in our Morality books and will be covering Chapter 7 which discusses the importance of prayer in our lives. This chapter also discusses the importance setting Sundays to the side as a day in which we attend mass and spend time with family, stepping away from the busy distractions in our lives. 

The second trimester ends this Friday.  Service logs are due on WEDNESDAY of this week.

 

 

7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of Feb. 13th

Posted on Feb 13, 2017

Confirmation was Beautiful!  The students did a wonderful job with their preparation in class as well as their participation in the liturgy in which they celebrated this very important Sacrament in their lives.

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will continue on with Buddhism reading further about Buddha and his search for enlightenment.  The students will be answering questions from informational text read in class.  These questions will then be corrected at the end of our unit on Buddhism and the students will then study these questions to prepare for their test.

***Students should continue to work on their FIVE hours of required service for this second trimester.

 

***8th Grade Religion***

This week the students will be writing a reflective narrative of their Confirmation day and will be writing thank you notes to their sponsors which will also include a revised and corrected copy of their sponsor essay.

***Students should continue to work on their EIGHT hours of required service for this second trimester.

7th & 8th Grade Religion Week of Feb. 6th

Posted on Feb 06, 2017

We have a busy and exciting week ahead as our eighth graders prepare to celebrate for their Sacrament of Confirmation this Sunday at 12:00 Mass.

***7th Grade Religion***

This week will be starting our unit on world religions, beginning with Buddhism.  We will be discussing the story of Siddhartha Gautama as well as the beliefs and practices of Buddhists.

***All students should continue to work on their FIVE hours of required service hours for this first trimester.

 

***8th Grade Religion***

This week the students will be sharing their Google slides presentations with their classmates. They will be giving a brief history of their saint as well as the gifts of the Holy Spirit demonstrated by their saint during their saint's lifetime.  We will be practicing for our Confirmation Liturgy this Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

***All students should continue to work on their EIGHT hours of required service hours for this first trimester.

On Wednesday evening, at 7:00 PM, there will be a practice for the Confirmation Liturgy for all students, parents, and sponsors in the church.

Students should arrive no later than 11:30 for the Confirmation Liturgy which will be celebrated on Sunday, February 12th, at 12:00 PM.

 

 
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