Although it doesn’t feel like March outside, it is nice to begin the third trimester. I will stress with our 8th graders the importance of finishing strong and working hard until the end of the year. This trimester brings many exciting events and milestones for our 8th graders!
This is a busy week for our students. We will read “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. The class will complete analysis questions and we will complete the story telling arc summarizing the plot of “The Cask of Amontillado”. We will read “The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan and complete a creative writing exercise using the story.
We will continue working on grammar using the online program NO RED INK. The students will have three practice assignments due this week. There will also be a vocabulary quiz on words from these two stories this week.
SJF will be taking part in a fun and engaging literacy competition called Wordmania. The competition begins today and ends Friday, March 8. Wordmania is an interactive online word building game. Our students can win $10,000 for the school and many other prizes and awards. I will give class time to work on this but the students will also receive a password to play at home.
Monday: A representative from the Kevin Dowling Scholarship will speak with the 8th graders.
Tuesday: Dress down and dance-a-thon for Mardi Gras. (Wear purple, green, and yellow)
Wednesday: All school Mass for Ash Wednesday & report card distribution
Friday: Dress down for St. Baldrick’s
Have a great week!