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Eighth Grade

Curriculum Highlights

 

Religion

  • Catholic Church and its history
  • Sacraments
  • Service Projects - pen pals with Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, Catholic Charities, and Gabriel's Angel's Project, Assist Parish
  • Living Rosary
  • Host and attend Mass
  • Monthly Adoration
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Liturgy of the Hours
  • Retreats
  • Lead Middle School Faith Groups

 

Social Studies

  • American history and culture
  • Journal writing and reflections
  • Team-building and individual projects

 

English

  • Grammer - usage, capitalization, punctuation
  • Composition - process of writing, business letters, compositions, (narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive) response writing in journals
  • Vocabulary - correct usage, synonyms, antonyms, connotation, root words
  • Oral Presentations

 

Literature

  • Novels - one every three weeks, student selected and class novel studies
  • Short Stories - setting, character, plot
  • Nonfiction - autobiography, biography, essays, Upfront magazine
  • Drama
  • Research concepts (source cards, note cards, outline) and research paper
  • Literary Technology
  • Critical and Creative Writing
  • Sustained Silent  Reading - daily
  • Accelerated Reading

 

Science

  • Energy and motion
  • Work and simple machines
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonds
  • Chemical reactions
  • Waves, light, and sound
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Labs –STEAM , Hands on and digital labs,
  • Science Fair Projects
  • Fort Worth Science and Engineering Regional Fairs
  • Lab reports
  • Science Partnership Labs and Demonstrations
  • Guest Speakers

 

Pre-Algebra

  • provides a strong foundation for those who will take Algebra I as a freshman
  • Algebraic Expressions and Integers
  • Solving one-step and two-step equations and inequalities
  • Measurement conversions
  • Prime factorization
  • Powers of products and quotients
  • Ratios, proportions, and percents
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Linear functions and graphing
  • Solving systems of linear equations
  • Spatial thinking
  • Area and volume
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Data Analysis and probability

 

Algebra I 

  • taught as a high school level Algebra I course
  • Variables, function patterns, and graphs
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers
  • Solving two-step and multi-step equations and inequalities
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Absolute value equations and inequalities
  • Direct and inverse variations
  • Linear equations and their graphs
  • Systems of equations and inequalities
  • Exponents and exponential functions
  • Polynomials and factoring
  • Quadratic equations and functions
  • Radical expressions and equations
  • Rational expressions and functions

Mrs. Jodi Price

Eighth Grade Homeroom Teacher
Middle School Math Teacher
Education
Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology - Hardin-Simmons University
Certification
Texas State Certification - 4th Grade through 8th Grade
Math and EC-12
Special Education