Eighth-Grade Class News

Michelle Runge, Eighth-Grade Teacher


Friday Letter - 12/14

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, December 17 -

Tuesday, December 18 -

Wednesday, December 19 - Chapter 7 Social Studies Test

Thursday, December 20 - Chapter 1 Science Test

Friday, December 221- ½ Day of School - Chapel &  Christmas Party

Memory -

There will be no memory work this week.

Math -

Pre-Algebra class will wrap up their unit on Chapter 5, “Operations with Fractions”.  They will have a test on Wednesday, December 19. Algebra class will conclude their study of Chapter 6, “Linear Equations & their Graphs”.  They will have a test on Tuesday, December 18.

Social Studies -

The 8th grade will finish their  study of Chapter 7, “The Great Depression & The New Deal”.  They will take a test on Wednesday, December 19.

12 Days of Christmas Kindness -

The 8th grade is 7 days in on their Kindness Challenge.  Don’t forget to check with your 8th grader to see how they are doing with the tasks at hand.

Christmas Party -

Next Friday, our 8th grade class will celebrate the blessing of Christmas together.  We will have a party during the morning, it would be wonderful if every family can donate something.  Talk with your child and let me know what you are able to donate.


Friday Letter - 12/7

Next Week’s Schedule -

Sunday, December 9 - Coffee Hour

Monday, December 10 -

Tuesday, December 11 - Memory (Psalm 69:13)

Wednesday, December 12 - Chapel

Thursday, December 13 - Memory (Philippians 4:8), Canada Map Test

Friday, December 14 -

Memory -

I pray to you, O Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.

Psalm 69:13

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable , if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Math -

Pre-Algebra will continue to study Chapter 5, "Operations with Fractions".  Algebra will continue to study Chapter 6, "Linear Equations & their Graphs".  The focus will be on point-slope form and perpendicular & parallel lines.  

Social Studies -

This week 8th grade each began to invest and trade their own $100,000 in a stock market challenge.  The class will compete to see who has the most money on March 1, 2019. They will continue to have some mini-lessons that will help them with their stock investments.  Next week they will begin to study Chapter 7, “The Great Depression & The New Deal”.

12 Days of Christmas Kindness -

On Thursday, the countdown of school days until Christmas break began.  For each of those days, 8th grade will be challenged to a different random act of kindness.  They will reflect on their tasks on Google Classroom. I encourage you to talk with your son or daughter at home about their Kindness Challenge for each day.  

Coffee Hour -

8th grade has coffee hour on this Sunday, December 9.  Set-up technically starts at 7:30 am but you should be here no later than 8:30 am (especially if you are bringing a donation of food).  Serving coffee hour is from 9:00 until about 10:30 am. Once we are cleaned up, you are free to go.


Friday Letter - 11/30

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, December 3 - Chapter 6 Social Studies Test

Tuesday, December 4 - Memory (1 Timothy 6:18-19)

Wednesday, December 5 - Chapel, 3rd-8th Christmas Program

Thursday, December 6 - Memory (Luke 15:7)

Friday, December 7 -

Sunday, December 8 - Coffee Hour (in between the 8:00 am & 11:00 am services)

Memory -

They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

1 Timothy 6:18-19

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who  repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:7

Math -

Math 2 will continue to work on their unit of Chapter 3, “Inequalities”.  Next week they will focus on solving two-step inequalities. Pre-Algebra will continue to work on the unit of Chapter 5 on “Operations with Fractions”.    Algebra will continue an unit on Chapter 6, “Linear Equations & their Graphs”. The focus next week will be on standard form and point-slope form.

Social Studies -

This past week, 8th grade studied “The Roaring Twenties”.  There will be a test over material on Monday. For the rest of the week, 8th grade will take some time to learn about the stock market.  Each individual will have an opportunity to see what it is like to invest fake money into the stock market.

Geography -

The final states and capitals test will be on Thursday, November 6th. They need to know all 50 states and capitals and the location of the states.


Christmas Program -

All of the 8th graders need to be at school on Wednesday, December 5th @ 6:30 pm for the Christmas Program.  Come dressed to impressed. The program will begin at 7:00 pm in the church.

Coffee Hour -

The 8th grade class is supposed to host Coffee Hour on Sunday, December 9.   Hosting coffee hour means that we are supposed to set-up, provide & serve refreshments, and clean-up.  


Friday Letter - 11/16

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, November 19 - WWI Social Studies Test

Tuesday, November 20 - Memory (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel vs 3), WWI Project Due

Wednesday, November 21 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 22 - NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL

Memory -

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might, Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height

In ancient times didst give the Law In cloud and majesty and awe.

Rejoice!  Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!

Math -

Pre-Algebra has a test on Chapter 4, “Factors, Fractions, & Exponents” on Monday, November 19.  Algebra will wrap up their unit of study, Chapter 5 “Graphs & Functions”. They will have a test on Tuesday, November 20.

Social Studies -

8th grade has been hard at work on their WWI Project.  The project will be due on Tuesday, November 20. All of the requirements for the project are posted in Google Classroom.  There will also be a test over the WWI material on Monday, November 20.

Science -

There will be a test on chapter 3 the week following Thanksgiving Break.

English -

8th grade  will begin a Hyperdoc on Tuesday and continue it into the following week(s).  All information is included on Google Drive.

Homework Room -

There will be no homework room next week due to Thanksgiving Break.  Letters will be sent home the Monday that we get back from Thanksgiving for this past week and the two days next week.  The date of the next homework room is Wednesday, November 28.


Friday Letter - 11/9

Next Week’s Schedule -

Monday, November 12 -

Tuesday, November 13 - Memory (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Wednesday, November 14 - Chapel

Thursday, November 15 - Memory (Philippians 4:6)

Friday, November 16 -

Memory -

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within in us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6


Math -

Pre-Algebra will wrap up their study of Chapter 4, "Factors, Fractions & Exponents".  They will have a test on Friday. Algebra will continue their unit of study, Chapter 5 “Graphs & Functions”.  The key concepts covered next week will be direct variation & inverse variation.

Social Studies -

8th grade has finished reading and taking notes on their WWI unit.  Next week, 8th grade will be working on a “Choose Your Own WWI Adventure” project in which they choose what activities they need to do to make 100 points.  The project will be due on Tuesday, November 20.

English -

Now that 8th grade has completed their research papers, the students will be giving an Informative Speech on the information they have learned.  The speeches will take place on Thursday and Friday of next week.

Geography -

The next states & capitals test will be on Thursday, November 15.