7 and 8 Class News 10/13/17

Dear Parents,

Thank you God for giving us grandparents who love us so much. Grandparents Day is definitely one of my favorite events at Trinity. I loved seeing cars parked on the grass when we walked over for chapel. How awesome!

We will spend the first part of the week reviewing for the ELA test which will be on Thursday. I sent home a review sheet that has all the topics listed that will appear on the test. I also sent home a study guide sheet that must be filled out in order to play the review game on Wednesday. No spelling words this week due to the test. In social studies, there will be the state capital quiz on Wednesday. We have been doing a lot of practice in class, and I have also put the states and capitals on Quizlet for independent studying.

In math this week the 7th graders will be taking their test over chapter 2 on Tuesday.  They have a review sheet to be working on to help them study for the test.  The 8th graders will be reviewing for their next test.  They will then test on Wednesday and Thursday.  On Friday, they will start the relating graphs to events.  The algebra students will be working with equations that have variables on both sides, equations about consecutive integers, and ratios and proportions.  In science we will be starting our next chapter on Newton’s laws.  We will be focusing on Newton’s first and second laws this week.

Reminders:

-9:00 tomorrow passing out fliers

-Chicken BBQ is on Saturday 10/21

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

7 and 8 Class News 10/6/17

Dear Parents,

Fall is my favorite season because it is such a wonderful reminder of how beautiful God created this world. I love watching the green leaves turn into pretty reds and oranges. However, did you know that these colors are always there in the leaves? Just like the color in the leaves, God is always there for us. How wonderful!

In ELA we will spend time comparing and contrasting fictional and nonfictional narratives. We will look for invented details and true details from the two passages we read in class. I will be sending home a study guide sheet for students to fill out for their  test, which will be during the week of October 16th. In social studies there will be a map quiz on Wednesday. We will be starting our next chapter which will focus on Thomas Jefferson`s presidency. Our first section will be looking at how he reduced the power of the government.

In math this week the 7th graders will finish up working with 2 step equations before moving on to equations with the distributive property.  The 8th graders will be working with multiple step equations with variables on both sides of the equation.  The algebra students will be reviewing for a test over our latest material, basic equations and beginning functions.  In science we will be finishing up our car safety lab, which has been a ton of fun.  We will then spend a day in the latest Science News before moving on to Newton’s Laws of Motion.

 

Reminders:

-Grandparents Day Chapel and breakfast 10/11

-Flyer pass out 10/14

-Chicken BBQ 10/21

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

7 and 8 Class News 9/29/17

Dear Parents,

Extra hot days means lots of popsicles! Hope everyone enjoys the cooler weekend.

In ELA we will be looking at what information should be included in summaries. Then, we will practice writing a summary of our story this week, Tell-Tale Heart. We will also look at the meanings of several prefixes and suffixes.  In social studies we will play a fun review game on Tuesday for the first test on Wednesday. Everyone should be taking their packets home with them to study a couple of sheets each night.

In math this week, the 7th graders will be working on solving one and two step equations.  The 8th graders will be solving multi-step equations and equations with variables on both sides.  In Algebra we will also be solving equations and starting work with functions.  In science we will be finishing up our chapter on motion.  There will be a test most likely on Wednesday.  Please be sure your child is studying the information on the study guide.

Reminders:

-Grandparents Day Chapel is on Wednesday, October 11th

-Chicken BBQ 10/21

-Passing out flyers to the neighborhood on Saturday, 10/14

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

 

7 and 8 Class News 9/22/17

Dear Parents,

How blessed are we to have such a beautiful day for our first soccer game (and what looks like will continue for our next couple of games too)! Remember that God loves the way we get in the game. Faith is not a spectator sport so put on the armor of God and make sure you are getting in the game.

In ELA we will be looking at details from the text to determine character traits while reading our passages. We will examine if each character shows many different traits and are a round character, or if they just show one trait and are flat characters. In social studies we will examine the rise of political powers and how they impacted our early presidential elections. Everyone should start to review a couple pages from their packets each night. Our first test will not be until the week of October 1st, but it is always a great idea to start studying about a week in advance. (Miss Hoffmann)

The students had a great time at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve!  I would encourage all of you to get there for a hike this fall.  It is free and open to the public.  I sent brochures of programs home with the kids too.  Again, thanks to all of our drivers!

In math this week, the 7th graders will be simplifying expressions and solving one step equations.  The 8th graders will be reviewing fraction and integer operations before diving into solving 2 step equations.  In science we will keep progressing in our chapter on motion.  We will be learning about acceleration and collisions.  There will be a quiz over the first two lessons probably on Thursday. (Mrs. Willert)

*Mrs. Willert will not be at Resource Room on Wednesday. She has a doctor appointment that has been scheduled for a long time. I will still be here.

 

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine this weekend!

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

7 and 8 Class News 9/15/17

Dear Parents,

Have a fun time at the Trinity Camp Out tonight if you are going. Don`t
forget that we have the blessings of backpacks at Trinity this Sunday
during the late service if you are able to make it. See you all on Monday for our first class trip meeting. 

Next week in ELA we will be looking at how asking questions to compare and contrast helps a reader enrich their understanding of the text. We will also discuss how the setting of a story can create different moods. In social studies we will take a look at the outcomes of the Whiskey Rebellion and President Washington`s foreign policy. (Miss Hoffmann)

In math this week the 7th grade will be reviewing for and taking their first chapter test.  They have been given answers to chapter review pages, as a way of practicing and checking at home in preparation for the test.  The test will be on Thursday.  The 8th graders will be working with the Pythagorean Theorem and finding distances on a coordinate plane.  Algebra kids will be finishing up the review chapter and taking a quiz on it.  The quiz will most likely be Wednesday or Thursday.

In science we will be focusing on our field trip to Reinstein woods on Tuesday.  We will be doing a program with the Reinstein staff in the morning, and I will be running programs on tree identification and orienteering in the afternoon.  We will be doing some science lessons on pond life and succession in preparation for our trip.  I will send out more details about the field trip on Monday, but please be sure your child is ready for a bag lunch and old clothes/sneakers.  I LOVE science and being outdoors, so I can’t wait! (Mrs. Willert)

 

Reminders:

-Camp out is tonight

-Blessings of backpacks 9/17

– Field Trip to Reinstein Woods 9/19

-Chicken BBQ 10/21

 

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

Katie Willert

 

 

7 and 8 Class News 9/8/17

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice summer. We have had a busy week getting everything organized and set up for the year, but I think we are ready to jump into the first chapters next week. Resource Room starts on Wednesday.  It will be from 3:15-4:15.  Please send your child if you feel they need help with school work or organization.

Have you ever done an escape room before? Well we did something like that, except everyone had to break into a box filled with a special prize. I really liked the teamwork I saw and they beat the given time of forty five minutes by almost ten minutes. Awesome!  I am passing out the first spelling list today. Spelling notebooks are due on Thursday with three completed choice boxes (four if you want extra credit). The test will follow on Friday. We will also start with Readnquiz next week so please make sure to check that the book is in their database and at least five points (http://readnquiz.com/home.aspx?id=3619). Our first chapter in social studies will be on the launching of the new American government. (Miss Hoffmann)

We have spent some time organizing, reviewing, and team building in math and science.  We will get heavier into our subjects next week.   All grades 5-8 will be going on a field trip to Reinstein Woods on Tuesday, September 19th. Permission slips went home today.   We do need parent drivers, so please check your calendars. (Mrs. Willert)

 

Important Information:

-soccer practices start on Monday

-Family Camp out is 9/15-9/16

-Blessings of Backpacks is on 9/17 at the 10:30 service here at Trinity

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

7 and 8 Class News 6/2/17

Dear Parents,

It seems crazy that it is already time for the class and sports night to be here. We are almost done, but still have work to be completed.

In ELA we will be playing a review game on Tuesday. Everyone needs to have their study guides filled out by then in order to play the review game. The test will be on Friday. In social studies we will play our review game on Monday and the test will be on Tuesday. Everyone should be taking their packets home to study.

In math this week the 7th graders will be taking their final.  That will most likely take both Monday and Tuesday.  They will then spend some time creating a Geometry City using the skills they learned in our geometry studies.  The 8th graders will be reviewing for their final.  Dates for review sessions are posted under the homework tab on the website.  The students have review packets to help them prepare.  In science, the written component of the state test is on Monday.   We will then be finishing up the sheep heart dissection and preparing for a quiz over the material.  The kids have done a great job with the dissection.

 

**There will be no more Resource Room for the remainder of the year.

Reminders:

-Sports Banquet/Class Night – Friday, June 2nd 6:00

-School Picnic – Camp Pioneer – Wednesday, June 7th – All are welcome – drivers needed

-Donuts with Dad – 8:30-10:00 – Wednesday, June 14th – Dads and special adult male friends welcome!

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

7 and 8 Class News 5/26/17

Dear Parents,

What a busy couple of weeks we have coming up at the school! Please make sure to check the newsletter and emails for important dates and times.

In ELA we will be discussing the difference between static and dynamic characters. We will also practice determining the meaning of words based on their roots. In social studies we will look at the responsibilities of a citizen and how someone can become a citizen.

In math this week the 7th graders will continue reviewing for their final.  This is a cumulative final, covering all material from the year.  They have all been given a study packet to help guide them through the study process.  Their final will be on Monday, June 5th.  I will have two after school review sessions for them – both optional.  Wednesday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1st.  Review sessions go until 4:15.  The 8th graders will be finishing up their flight unit, as well as studying for their final.  They have a cumulative final, covering material from the whole year.  They have been given a review packet to help guide them through the study process.  Their final will be Friday, June 9th.  I have two after school review sessions for them – both optional.  Tuesday, June 6th and Thursday, June 8th.

In science we will be continuing with the cardiovascular system and the sheep heart dissection.

Reminders:

-Permission slips have come home for Pioneer and Field Day.  Please sign and return them.

-Donuts with Dad is on Wed. June 14th 8:30-10.  Please try to attend.  Grandfathers and special male friends are also welcome.

-Last day of school is Th. June 15th.  This is a half day.  Closing service/Graduation is at 7:00.  All students are required to attend.  Report cards are handed out following graduation.

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

7 and 8 Class News 5/19/17

Dear Parents,

Miss Hoffmann is still on the class trip – so no news from her this time!

In math this week the 7th graders will be finishing up their chapter on volume and surface area.  After that they will start reviewing for their final.  The 8th graders will continue with their unit on flight.  They will finish creating planes and start flying them in competition.  Competitions will be in length of flight, distance, and accuracy.  In science we will be starting our heart dissection.  The hands-on component of the state science test for 8th grade will be on Thursday.

Please remember to send in Class Night paperwork.  We need to get a good count.  Thanks!

In Him,

Katie Willert

7 and 8 Class News 5/12/17

Dear Parents,

It is finally May 12th!  I am sure everyone has had this date circled on the calendar for a long time now. I am blown away by the talent I have seen this week in rehearsals. Remember to invite friends and family to come see the show.

Just a reminder I will be on the eighth grade class trip this upcoming week. Mrs. Mackey will be filling in for me. The seventh graders will be working on a creative writing piece throughout the week. In social studies they will complete a DBQ (document based questions) on the American Revolution. They will also be working on a mini project on the checks and balances of the three branches of government.

In math this week the 7th graders will be continuing with volume and surface area of solid shapes.  In science, the 7th graders will be dissecting worms.  Can’t wait!

Reminders:

-Walk-A-Thon is 5/25

-Please send in paperwork for Class/Sports Night ASAP

 

God`s Blessings,

Ashley Hoffmann

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