Eighth Grade/Social Studies

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To contact the 8th Grade Homeroom/Religion Teacher, and Middle School Social Studies Teacher, please email gkeenan@stpatrickca.org

  • When your child is absent, they must bring in an absent note on the day they return to school.
  • GIRLS GRADES 5-8              Blackwatch uniform skirt ( knee length) | White uniform cotton blouse or white uniform golf shirt with school insignia | Navy v-neck uniform sweater, fleece or vest      with school insignia (optional) | Navy blue uniform knee socks or tights | Totally black sneakers. No colored stripes or soles. Or black rubber-soled shoes | Navy uniform slacks (optional) – December to March only
  • BOYS: PreK –8      Navy blue uniform slacks |White uniform golf shirt with school insignia- long or short sleeve | Navy v-neck sweater, fleece or vest with school insignia (optional) | Navy socks | Totally black sneakers. No colored stripes or soles. Or black rubber-soled   shoes 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES WITH MRS. KEENAN

6th Grade:  McGraw Hill-Discovering Our Past-A History of the World

7th & 8th Grades:  McGraw Hill-Discovering Our Past-A History of the United States

  • vocabulary activities, lesson review, guided questions
  • visual skills, reading skills, writing skills, critical thinking skills, tech. skills
  • McGraw Hill Connect – assessing background knowledge, engaging/teaching/assessing with differentiated instruction, reflection/review
  • Literacy & Social Studies – nonfiction, primary sources, reading comprehension
  • “Do Now” – A History Fact a Day for Editing (6th) / American History Class Openers (7th, 8th)
  • Challenge Read
  • DBQ’s – Document Based Questions
  • PBL’s – Project Based Learning / Hands-On Chapter Project
  • Smart Songs / Field Trip Zoom
  • handwriting, current events, map skills, speech/oratorical, debate, research

Students are expected to follow guidelines in reference to lunch/recess, uniforms, and other school policies.  Please visit this website regularly for information about school policies, events, and student activities. 

Attendance and assessment scores/grades will be updated weekly on Option C.  The school-wide grading system is as follows: tests/quizzes 55%, classwork 25%, homework 10%, projects 10%.

Optimal learning occurs when your child is in school and on time.  If a student is absent or not present for class, it is expected that he/she will complete any missed classwork and/or homework.  Homework and classwork will be updated weekly on this website.

Students should make sure to restock their school supplies when necessary.  The Social Studies textbook should be covered with a stretchable book cover.  A three-subject notebook is needed.

8th – Please check the green correspondence folders regularly. 

RELIGION WITH MRS. KEENAN

8th – Sadlier – We Live Our Faith as Disciples of Jesus

  • Sadlier Connect – interactive lessons – word search, multiple choice, etc.
  • weekly class masses & first Friday school liturgies
  • PBL’s – Project Based Learning – What Every Catholic Should Know / Dream Books
  • novels – The Shack, The Invisible Thread, Angels on Earth, etc.

Religion workbooks should be covered in contact paper. 

 

 

Spring TACHS Prep Classes Starting 3/18

Posted on March 11, 2019

St. Patrick’s offers TACHS Test Prep classes to prepare for the rigorous Catholic high school admissions test. The series of ten classes meet after school for an additional fee. Classes are open to our Grades 6, 7, and 8 students and to those who attend other elementary schools.  You can register your child for TACHS Prep Classes by calling the school or by making a payment online by clicking here

TACHS Prep Classes

$300 for 10 Classes (3pm – 5pm)

Dates: 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27

4/8, 4/10, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/8

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