Announcements

Teachers in grades 5-8 are now posting their homework to the following website:
https://sites.google.com/scaoaklawn.org/scafamilyresources/home



Hello all! In an effort to help students manage their time in e-learning, a schedule for their subjects is posted below.  This is not set in stone and students should work on any assignments with pending due dates, but this should be a good indicator of what to work on each day. Students- if you are struggling at all with an assignment, need more clarification, or just want to make sure you have all the assigned work done, please do not hesitate to reach out to us teachers.  We are all figuring this out together and are more than willing and able to help.  The following schedule below is everything for 8th grade (aside from the subjects I don't teach).  7th grade- I included all my work for this week and did my best to add at least what to check for the other subjects.  Like I said, please feel free to reach out- I am usually quick to get back to my emails, and even if you are having trouble contacting a teacher not for my subject, I can reach out to them for you.

E-Learning (March 13- 20)    8th GRADE
Monday- English & Religion
      finish reading Act III & annotate
     work on Act III workbook pages (will be graded upon return to school)
     complete Knights of Columbus essay (submit via classroom and knights of columbus page 3/20) 
     complete comic strip for Act III, any scene (graded upon return to school)
     work on religion study guide assignment (submit via classroom 3/20)


Tuesday- Math & Social Studies
     complete assigned math work per Ms. Woods (check classroom)
     contact group member for WWII presentation and divy up sub-topics; begin creating your slides


Wednesday- Reading & vocab
       complete Unit 11 workbook pages
       complete reading work per Ms. Ippolito

Thursday- Science & Social Studies
      complete science work per Mr. Mohr
      work on SS slides (upload to classroom when whole group is complete)
      double check that you are caught up on all work (check classroom pages)

      
Friday- Vocab & Religion
     write Unit 11 story- highlight words used (submit via classroom 3/20)
     finish religion study guide assignment on classroom (3/20)
    work on Macbeth workbook pages

7th Grade
Monday- English & Religion
      read the short story "Thank You, Ma'am"
     complete TYM questions on classroom (due Thurs. 3/19)
     complete Knights of Columbus essay (submit via classroom and upload to knights of columbus page due Fri. 3/20)
     finish & submit Google Slides for research paper presentation (due Wednes. 3/18 via classroom)
     see 7th grade religion page for work


Tuesday- Math & Social Studies
     complete assigned math work per Ms. Woods (check classroom) & social studies per Mr. Mohr

Wednesday- Reading & vocab
       complete reading work per Ms. Ippolito
      work on vocab assignment as designated by homeroom teacher

Thursday- Science & Social Studies
      complete science work per Mr. Mohr
      work on SS work
      double check that you are caught up on all work (check classroom pages)

      
Friday- Vocab & Religion
    





Hello SCA Families! As of Monday, January 27th, I returned from my maternity leave.  I am looking forward to resuming teaching the 7th and 8th grade students and all the fun and excitement this second half of the school year brings.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via elunz@scaoaklawn.org.

As a reminder, all parents that all volunteer, including chaperones, must in compliance with Archdiocesan Protecting God's Children Requirements. Virtus training is much more plentiful at this time of year so, if you haven't taken Virtus and plan to volunteer at any point, this would be the time to take it.  The links are below.  It is also available on the website under "Protecting Children".   ALL SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS Virtus Training & Criminal Background Check

Virtus http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=18958&theme=0

Register under: St Catherine-Alexandria School (Oak Lawn)

Roles: Volunteer

Background check now completed through Virtus site. If you receive an email that a background check has been prompted, you MUST log in to your Virtus account for it to be completed.

If you have completed Virtus but have not completed a background check, please contact Mrs. Kehoe Virtus. You must stay current with monthly bulletins that are emailed to you.


Mandated Reporter Training

https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp Certificate can be emailed to Mrs. Kehoe directly from the site.



 Grade Weights:
     Tests 40%
     Quizzes  25%
     Classwork/ Projects   15%
     Homework 10%
     Participation 10%



Throughout the year, students will develop writing styles at a mastery level. They will be expected to write many different genres of writing such as: expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive. MLA style will be taught and used for all writing assignments. Students will be expected to complete a major writing assignment every month. 


In this class, students will be challenged to write routinely and with rigor.  Each unit will focus on a different genre of writing, that will be aligned to a rubric provided at the start of each new paper.  We will also be working in our Language Arts textbook to focus on necessary grammar skills that will help students become proficient readers, writers, and speakers.

***PowerPoints, notes, rubrics, and any other class documents can be accessed at our Google Classroom pages.***