Welcome to 8th grade!
If you stop in my classroom, you are welcome to pull up a barstool, sit down on the rug or stand at my counter, which is part of my newly implemented flexible seating arrangement. You might see 5th or 6th grade math students studying factors or how to find area, or any number of math topics. Math students also practice facts and study on Khan Academy while using their Chromebooks. 7th and 8th grade social studies students can be found researching various history topics and learning about American History from the 1400’s through present day, or might be practicing geography skills on their Chromebooks.
Our 8th grade homeroom time is spent reading novels and studying various literature pieces. We are busy with all kinds of service projects, including working at the food pantry and serving lunch at the Senior Center. All year is spent preparing for our transition from middle school to high school, including academically, spiritually and socially. We will spend a few months this spring preparing for a class play, including acting, designing sets, and choosing costumes. This is always a fun and exciting way to end the year and bring their time together at St. Gregory’s to a close.
The 8th graders decided to get creative with their fundraising efforts ahead of the Advent season. With so many great causes to support, it was difficult to narrow down their choices on who to help. They decided on a 50/50 raffle for each of the remaining 3 home basketball games. Here are the results so…
Anna, Tye, Carson and Kirsten make up this week’s Senior Center crew. For many years, we have sent students each week to volunteer over the lunch hour. They keep busy preparing for the lunch line, serving lunch, doing dishes, and visiting with the patrons. This year we rotate between 7th and 8th graders.
Summer break is ticking away, and high school is closer than ever for our recent grads. Don’t forget to ask for your PIN # at registration, and come back and visit us anytime! Best wishes, and thanks for a great year! As for you 7th, now incoming 8th graders, hold onto your hats and get…