With a week of classes under our belts, I'm hoping our students feel well informed and comfortable with both the academic and behavioral expectations in the Jr. High. Letters to the parents regarding the 7th and 8th grade Religion curriculum and required service are available on my blog under Parent Information. I am looking forward to a successful year with all of my students and look forward to seeing all of the 7th & 8th grade parents Wednesday evening, August 30th, at 6:30 PM, at "Meet the Teacher Night."
***7th Grade Religion***
This week, we will be starting in out textbook Blest Are We. We will be discussing the role of the gospel writers, their individual accounts of Jesus' life, and the difference in each of their writing styles. We will also be discussing the term "oral tradition" and the role it played back in the time of Jesus as well as the role it continues to play in our lives today.
***Students should be continuing to work on their FIVE hours of required service for this first trimester.
***8th Grade Religion***
Last week, we began working in our Morality Book. This week, will be continuing on with Chapter 4 and will be discussing sin and forgiveness. In modeling Jesus' life, we are asked to be forgiving people. The students will be asked to find a quote regarding forgiveness. They will then have to interpret their quote and discuss a situation in the life of an eighth grader in which their quote would be applicable.
The test on chapter 4 will be Thursday of this week. Students should study their corrected comprehension questions in their notebook to prepare for this test.
***Students should be continuing to work on their EIGHT hours of required service for this first trimester.