UPCOMING DATES: April 27-May 1

  • April 30: Pajama or Comfy Day! Send us photos of comfy studying!
  • May 1: Homework and make up day. On Fridays, teachers will not be hosting any live classes or adding any new homework. Students to have more time for homework and project completion or enrichment activities. HOMEWORK DUE AT 3 p.m. or earlier!

8th Grade Students - I WANT YOU TO HELP WITH BNN ANNOUNCEMENTS! Email me if you are willing to help and I'll send you the announcements to record: reeder@saintmpl.org
April 27-May 1: Middle School Weekly Learning Goals
& Homework Summary for Classes

MATH: Mrs. Roseen : For more details for your child, please check Google classroom in the announcements. It will list all their assignments for the week along with their videos. I will have extra math help on Wednesday from 9:30 - 10. Imagine Math is a great resource for extra practice in their math skills.
  • Algebra 2: This week we are working on finishing up our last chapter on quadratic equations and complex numbers. We will then start to work on polynomial functions. They will explore how to graph and analyze these polynomial functions. 
  • Geometry: This week we are continuing our discussion on parallelograms and looking at the different types of parallelograms including squares, rhombus, and rectangles. The other types of shapes we will be exploring are trapezoids and kites.
  • 8th Grade: This week we will continue working on equations and graphing both linear and inequalities. We are working on how to analyze and interpret these equations as well as how they look on graphs.  
  • 7th Grade: This week we will be working on proportions, rates, and ratios. We will be working on how to write and solve proportions. This week will also include review to help as we move toward graphing rates.
  • 7C Class: This week we will be starting a new unit on Imagine Math. They will be looking at utilizing the skills they learned with rates and focusing on how to implement that onto a graph. They will be learning about Slope and how that impacts a line. 
  • 6th Grade: This week we will continue our discussion on angles and looking at triangles specifically and how they interact with angles. Students will be focusing on the implementing and utilizing the vocabulary associated with angles like supplementary, complementary, vertical and adjacent.
  • 7A Religion: We are studying the Eucharist. Students will read Chapter 29 and answer questions on how the Eucharist is at the heart of the Liturgy. They will also watch a video on the Eucharist and answer questions. Our topic for the Positivity Project this week is Purpose. It is important to live every day with Gods love in your thoughts, words, and actions. This is your Purpose.  

ENGLISH & LITERATURE: _________________________ _________________________________________
MRS MORGAN:
  • English 6 (Morgan)- Tuesday-Bingo & Quizlet to review for Wednesday’s test, Etymology 25 Test, begin studying for the 100 stems test, IXL-focused on stems & prefixes, continue working on alternate fiction story endings, Minilesson: Review-Being captains of student writing, editing and polishing endings. (Click for week guide)
  • English 7 (Morgan)-Etymology 25 Test, begin studying for the 100 stems test, IXL-focused on stems & prefixes, continue working on fiction stories, Minilesson: Fostering Ingenuity & Individuality-Sharing Thinking about Writing & Reading, capturing thinking. (Click for week guide)
  • Literature 7 (Morgan)- Continue working on theme (2 IXL assignments) Minilesson: Symbolism in Literature. Live class: Discuss symbolism, share in process/completed student work, read daily & fill in reading log (Click for week guide)
MS. POWER :
  • 6th Grade Literature: Please review the attached weekly assignment sheet. This is also in the student Google classroom (Click for 6th Grade).
  • 8th Grade English & Literature: Please review the attached weekly assignment sheet. This is also in the student Google classroom (Click for 8th Grade).

SOCIAL STUDIES: Mr. Olson___________________________________________________________________
6th Grade: “World Cultures” Ancient China Part 2.
This week we continue our studies on Ancient China and the teachings of Confucius. He was known for his wisdom and focus on ethics or proper behavior. He transformed ancient China through his teachings and help unite the broken country. Another famous man in Chinese history was Temujin better known as Genghis Khan. (Universal Ruler) Temujin was a Mongol warrior who conquered Northern China and created the largest empire in the Ancient world. His Grandson completed his Grandfathers conquest of the nation of China and hired “The Merchant of Venice” Marco Polo to do his bidding.

7th Grade: “American History” - JFK and the Vietnam War
This week we are studying President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. (JFK) and the early years of The Vietnam War. JFK was the 1st and only Catholic President. He was young, rich, intelligent and humorous. His popularity among young people was off the charts. He inspired many to join the Peace Corps and dedicate their lives to serving others. During JFK’s time as President the Vietnam War escalated. America would eventually commit 100’000’s of troops to fight Communism in Southeast Asia. Our Government believed in the Domino Effect and the Containment Policy. This only led to more confusion and loss of life for the Vietnamese and Americans.

8th Grade:  “World Geography” – “The Far East and Junior Achievement Finance Park Workbook”
We continue our studies of the Far East and research how Korea, Japan and China developed their own cultural identities. There were many factors including new religions, language, food and migration patterns.China is the largest Country in the world in Population and third largest in land area. It has the biggest army in the world and a huge economy of millions of workers. It has a Communist Government. It is secretive and has had a history of strained relations with the US. It is also a very beautiful and fascinating place with long wide rivers, big cities and amazing growth. We also will focus on economics and finance this week. Students will use their workbooks to do a self-assessment of their interests, abilities and values. This knowledge will help them to start the process of thinking about their future career.

SCIENCE: Ms. Karnes__ _______________________________________________________________________
  • 6th Grade: This week we will have notes on the periodic table and how it is organized. You will also be picking an element from the periodic table to make a presentation on.
  • 7th Grade: This week we will continue with the human body systems. Our next systems are the digestive and excretory. Along with notes, you will have lab stations to complete. Look out for my video on Google Classroom on how to complete these!
  • 8th Grade: We are continuing to learn about the Earth's atmosphere. More specifically how energy transfers in our atmosphere. You will have a reading guide and worksheet to complete for the week.

SPANISH: Maestro Ana Pintosoto______________________________________________________________
Go to her google classroom for links and lessons! Students continue to expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and she continues with shared, Live Classes.

RELIGION: Mrs. Hinker, Mrs. Roseen & Mr. Olson__________________________________________________
  • 6A Religion: Chapter 12: The Birth of Jesus. Live Class on Wednesday. Positivity Project: Purpose.
  • 6B Religion: (Chapter Nine) This week we are focusing on Faith. Faith is so important for us as Gods people because it helps us receive whatever comes our way with confidence that God is in control and a brighter future awaits us. During these uncertain times more than ever take time out and ask God for Faith in your everyday life. Students will read Chapter Nine and answer questions from the Chapter. We are also continuing our Easter Season with Joy and sing alleluia He has risen. For the positivity Project our topic this week is Purpose. Our purpose is to build our relationship with Jesus and serve others the best we can.
  • 7A Religion: We are studying the Eucharist. Students will read Chapter 29 and answer questions on how the Eucharist is at the heart of the Liturgy. They will also watch a video on the Eucharist and answer questions. Our topic for the Positivity Project this week is Purpose. It is important to live every day with Gods love in your thoughts, words, and actions. This is your Purpose.  
  • 7B Religion: (Chapter Twenty Nine) The Easter Season continues this week with the Joy of Christ’s Resurrection in our hearts. When Jesus called the Apostles to share in the Last Supper the Eucharist was born. We take time out to study how to receive the Eucharist and to honor the Son of God. Students will read Chapter 29 and answer questions on how the Eucharist is at the heart of the Liturgy. They will also watch a video on the Eucharist and answer questions. Our topic for the Positivity Project this week is “Purpose”. It is important to live every day with Gods love in your thoughts, words and actions. This is our Purpose. 
  • 8 Religion: We will begin to work on their personal Memoirs. Live Class on Wednesday. Positivity Project: Purpose. 

SPECIALIST CLASSES: Physical Education, Art & Music: Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Olmanson & Mrs. Shimek________
Go to your google classroom - The details of the assignment will be posted to the Google Classroom.

  • ART:
  • 6-7th Grade: Students in 6-7th grade will start creating a design for the Service Marathon. They will have 2 weeks to complete the design. I will share links to a video with the lesson and a Google Slides presentation to their Art Google Classroom on Monday morning. Drawings will be due on May 8. 
  • 8th Grade: Students in 8th grade will continue working on drawing. They will be setting up a still life and using their observational skills to draw the still life arrangement. I will share links to the lesson plans on Monday morning in the Art Google Classroom. Drawings will be due on May 8.  
  • MUSIC:
  • Grades 6-7 : Music Appreciation: Musical Theater (22 Musicals in 12 Minutes)
  • Grade 8: History of Rock and Roll, 1970's  
  • Physical Education: PE Challenge #2 will be posted in google classroom, you will pick a different challenge this week to complete (step challenge, fitness tracker or trick shot challenge).  I will be posting a few students' trick shots on google classroom for others to see!! It's been fun seeing what you guys have come up with! Keep it up!

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Hello 8 th  grade families and St. Mike's teachers,

It is time to compile photos to create the 8 th  grade memory book for graduation for each of the students. I am in need of your help. I have created a Shutterfly Shared Site so that you can dump all school related photos that you have taken over the years so that I am able to access them for the book. 

Please use the link below to log into Shutterfly and then ask to be added as a member of the site. Once you are added you will be able to upload pictures. Please have pictures uploaded by the end of April. Thank you! Please contact me with any questions. 

 
Thanks for your help, Meghan Chappuis msdchappuis@yahoo.com  or cell 651-206-8168
St. Michael Catholic Church Youth Group: PROJECT - YM
It’s been a crazy few weeks. There’s a lot up in the air, and we’re not sure when we’ll start gathering at the church again – but that doesn’t mean youth nights have to stop…Thousands of teenagers from across the country are gathering on Sunday nights for the BIGGEST YOUTH NIGHT EVER. It’s called ProjectYM Live and each week it’ll feature some of the biggest speakers and worship leaders in the Catholic youth ministry world – last week they had OVER TEN THOUSAND students participate.

Our parish is signed up to participate – all your teenager has to do is head to  PROJECTYM.COM/WATCH  this Sunday at 7pm Central .

Two quick notes:
  1. The broadcast starts at 7pm CDT, but plan to have your student log in a few minutes early to make sure they’re on when it starts.
  2. They can access the event on any device with a web browser – but the faster the connection, the better.
PS: Though this event is geared at teenagers, you are invited to watch along with them!