Grade 8 – Week 38 Summary

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Grade 8 English
Teacher Alexandra Kern

This week we will start Unit 6, Reading 4 in the textbook and workbook. The unit asks, “How do we know what is true?” The grammar lesson will focus on cause and effect structures and the meaning of a word’s root. We will also read the science article, “Earth’s Orbit.”

The vocabulary words for this lesson include:

    • Axis
    • Equator
    • Equinox
    • Hemisphere
    • Rotation
    • Solstice
    • Parallel
    • Parameters
    • Phase
    • Revolves
    • Sphere
    • Transmits


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Grade 8A + 8B Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in class the students will be learning about volcanoes. The students will learn about different types of volcanic mountains and craters and calderas. We will also be studying the different types of volcanoes that for at convergent and divergent boundaries and we will be studying about hot spots and famous hot spots on earth. The students will also need to learn the vocabulary for the week.


    • Volcano
    • Magma
    • Lava
    • Vent
    • Tectonic plate
    • Hot spot


Grade 8C Science
Teacher George Perry

It is the final week of classes, not just the end of the semester, but the end of the year!

Well done to all of my students, and I encourage them to do well in their exams.

For the final week of classes before the review week starts, we shall complete our chapter about the Rock Cycle. Here, we shall see how something very solid actually shifts in state through time, between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock. The process can take millions of years, and there is no beginning or end to the cycle.


    • igneous rock
    • sedimentary rock
    • metamorphic rock
    • rock cycle


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Grade 8 Algebra I
Teacher Neill Dixon

This final week of learning we finish up our unit on quadratics and just touch upon how to graph parabolas. Don’t forget – no school on Tuesday!

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