Language and Literature- Mr. Schaefer
6th Grade- Our study of The Giver continues to spark phenomenal conversation in class. The children can expect the possibility of a quiz every Wednesday or Thursday. I will let them know each week. On Friday, February 20th they will have a vocabulary test on Unit 11.
7th Grade- In Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, we are witnessing how the inability to get away from the “Secret Annexe” is weighing on everyone and causing incredible stress for the inhabitants. The children can expect the possibility of a quiz every Wednesday or Thursday. I will let them know each week. On Friday, February 20th they will have a vocabulary test on Unit 11.
8th Grade- Hopefully your children are using pronouns appropriately in conversations with you. Make sure to let them know who is boss. We will have a pronoun quiz on either Tuesday or Wednesday. On Friday, February 20th they will have a vocabulary test on Unit 11.
Language and Literature- Mr. Maddock
Science- Mr. Short
All students: Week 4 for the Science fair is due on Friday February 13th.
6th grade will be learning about the changes of life and environments over time.
7th grade will continue learning about healthy eatting. Students may sign up for myfitnesspal with parental approval. This website will help them track what they are eatting. They will be required to record 3 days of what they eat.
8th grade will be working on a poster project next week partially in class and partially at home.
Language Acquisition- Madame Rooks
French 6th grade: We are fnishing up our unit on Food and Art. We’ll begin our study of the body, health, clothing and color.
French 7th grade: This has been a big unit, and we have accomplished a great deal. This week the students have interviewed a classmate in French, and then introduced or presented their friend to the class.
French 8: A wonderful time was had by all at Les Crêpes Restaurant at Stony Point Fashion Park. Thank you to our drivers and chaperones. Thank you for sponsoring your student’s French meal! Check out the photo on St. Mary’s Facebook page. We are finishing our study of airports and air travel, so will have a chapter test this coming week. Then we will begin to learn how to get around in a train station.
Bonne Fête de Saint Valentin!
Language Acquisition- Senora Thompson
6th grade- We have started High School level 1 Spanish. They should be able to tell you the pronouns in Spanish and are learning to conjugate their first verb “ser”. It’s all very exciting. They are officially in Unit 1 and should be studying “Palabras 1”. They will have a quiz on “Palabras 1” this week.
7th grade- We have started Unit 5, our food unit. Yum! We are very interested in making some of these foods that we are learning about. This unit has so much vocabulary that it is split it up into four sections. This week they are working on “Palabras 1” and “Comidas 1”. They will have a quiz on “Palabras 1” this week.
8th grade- We have started Unit 10. It’s all about the movies,theatre and other cultural events. We will be performing some plays for the younger audiences soon! They will have a quiz on “Palabras 1” this week.
7th & 8th grade classes are welcomed to stay after school Wednesday, February 18 for NSE practice from 3-4.
Math- Mrs. Koehler
Sixth Grade Pre-Algebra
Individuals in Societies- Mrs. Tuskey
No update this week.
Religion- Mrs. Slifka
Design- Mrs. Clopton
No updates this week.
Music- Mrs. Taylor
Composer of the Month: January – Frederic Chopin
no updates at this time
Art- Mrs. Dunham
6th Grade Religious Arts
Sixth graders are applying the finishing touches to their amazing Madonna and Child portraits. The students are pleased with their pieces, and should be! Soon the students will choose which piece to submit for the May Art Show.
7th Grade Art
Seventh graders have been very good about remembering to bring their hardbound sketchbooks to art each week. I have been pleased with the high quality of the homework, in general. Some students are putting in more than the required 20 minutes and it shows! They are continuing to work on drawing and composition for their “Rad Bikes” piece. Color theory will be introduced as we start to think about the background for these pieces.