Grade 8 – Mrs. Lowry

rlowry@youngstowndiocese.org

Weeks of October 26-27  Happy Fall! The first quarter ends on October 20. Time flies!

Grade 8 Social Studies- . Students will finish the chapter on The Reconstruction Era and watch a movie about the KKK in America and how it influenced policies in the South as well as other parts of the United States. They will have their test on Tuesday Oct. 17. We will then cover Chapter 17 which discusses the settling of the West after the Civil War and the final destruction of the Native Americans way of life.

Grade 6 Social Studies- The students are studying Chapter 3 Mesopotamia and The Fertile Crescent which covers the the first civilizations. They will be working on graphic organizers as well as completing lesson worksheets. There will also be map activities.They will have their test on Wednesday October 18. We will then begin a Unit on Egyptian civilization and culture.

Grade 7 Social Studies- The students are learning about the original 13 colonies and completing a LTA which will be due on Oct. 18. We will finish the chapter Friday Oct. 20 and then begin chapter 4.

Grade 8 Religion- We will focus on Catholic Church history. Chapter 4 covers The last Mark of the Church which is One. The students received Bibles from St. Rose Parish which they tabbed, and we will be using them frequently as we study church history and Confirmation preparation.

The 8th grade has been working with their kindergarten buddies and they enjoy the challenge of helping and mentoring them in various activities. They made books for their buddies in English and Art classes and presented them to them on Wednesday after mass. Their little friends loved them.They have also been reading the morning prayer over the loudspeaker as well as being lectors at our school Masses. They are showing great promise as responsible young men and women and as leaders of the school. We will have a presentation next week from the Sandy Hook Promise and the students will attend the Ursuline-Mooney rally on Thursday October 19. Go Irish!!