With a few days 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, September 4th, 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***
This week, we will begin discussing this year's school theme "Angels Among Us." We'll be making posters in class that will display our theme. These posters will illustrate how our students can be angels, flying like a falcon, rising above daily challenges, and choose to be "the nice kid." The posters will then be displayed in our halls to remind all of our SJF students of this year's theme.
***Students should be continuing to work on their EIGHT hours of required service for this first trimester.