Wednesday, June 1, 2016

"Much Greater Powers..."

Schoolwork (potential homework only)
M.V. - Study all the year's memory verses to prepare for a year-end matching test next week
Math - Lesson 93
Canada Presentation - Upload pictures to Google Drive to be able to finish your presentation and share it on Thursday!

     During social studies today, we watched a couple videos about the Constitution. They were about the limitations the document put on the government and about the three branches of government and how the powers were distributed among each of them. "The legislative branch, also known as Congress, was given much greater powers than even the executive and judicial branches combined!” said the man on the video. 
     After lunch, we worked on downloading the pictures from the Canada trip and creating a slideshow with them. The pictures brought back many overwhelming memories of all the exciting activities we experienced. ~8th Grader

Touchdown!

Schoolwork (potential homework only)
M.V. - Study all the year's memory verses to prepare for a year-end matching test next week
Math - Lesson 94
Canada Presentation - Upload pictures to Google Drive to be able to finish your presentation and share it on Thursday!

Today was interesting. One fun thing that we did was P.E. We played football. One person made two touchdowns. "Touchdown!" 
Another class that we did before that was social studies. We watched a couple videos about the branches of government and did quizzes on the videos. 
One more subject that we did (before S.S.) was Bible. We studied for the Bible test that we're going to have on Friday. We're going to match (for all of the verses we've memorized this year) the verses and references. In all, today was fun! ~6th Grader

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Schoolwork (potential homework only)
M.V. - Study all the year's memory verses to prepare for a year-end matching test next week
Math - Lesson 92
Canada Presentation - Upload pictures to Google Drive to be able to finish your presentation by Thursday!

The day started off something peculiar... we had to draw a totem pole figure! The figure we had to draw was the beaver. Although it was supposed to be a beaver, in my opinion, it looked more like a bear! Also, the Native Americans seem to have liked bean shapes... a LOT!!! This morning, our new teacher for next year decided to run with us! 
Then, after recess, we had a Bible pop quiz to see how well we could match a reference with a verse. At the beginning we had hints, but at the end of the quiz, we didn't get any. The quiz we took today was just a practice. Our real quiz is on Friday. Then we watched a video about the history of Memorial Day, and discussed its meaning to us. 
We also finished fixing our Native American research paper! For P.E. we played a really fun game of capture the flag. The first game was won by a sixth grader's team, but the second game nobody won. Students could be heard yelling, "Get them!" and "Turn around! He's getting away!" During the second game, the other team kept running at the same time, but we always got at least one person! What a fun day! ~7th Grader

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Harmonious Deadlines

Schoolwork (potential homework only)
M.V. - Study all the year's memory verses to prepare for a year-end matching test next week
Math - Lesson 91
Spelling - study this week's words
Social Studies - Native American Final Draft is due Friday. Requirements can be viewed here.

This very day was the deadline for our yearbook to be completed. So, about midmorning, our fair and loyal teacher, Mr. Duckett, left us on a journey across the automobile-infested street to print our fine yearbook. In the business of those happenings, we were given a different teacher for a short time, Mrs. Plata. During her time of authority, we had a mock memory verse test, because the true test will come upon us sometime next week. The quiz will be over all of our previous memory verses of the year. After our intense testing, we watched an engaging video of the book of Acts and then Mr. Duckett returned from his journey to UCA. Following our harmonious music class, we were graciously given a sufficient amount of time to attempt to wrap up our Native American research papers, because they are due tomorrow. Our next class was physical education. During this period, those that were in gymnastics frantically prepared for our program the is to be happening this Saturday night. In the process of doing so, one classmate exclaimed, “Oh no! This is our last practice, but we are not ready!” ~7th Grader

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Native American Guest

Schoolwork (potential homework only)
M.V. - Study all the year's memory verses to prepare for a year-end matching test next week
Math - Investigation 9
Spelling - study this week's words
Social Studies - Native American Final Draft is due Friday. Requirements can be viewed here.

Today was a special day because we had a guest presenter who told us his testimony. He is a Native American and we are studying about Native Americans and doing a report on them. He played a song on his drum and he taught us how to construct a song. 

Other than that, the day was basically the things we usually do like Math, Spelling, Music and D.P.E. We also learned that if we finished Week 36 in our Paragraph editing books by Friday we will get a treat of some sort from our teacher's aide. In math we learned that we will have a Math test on the last day of school. In music we need to learn or make a song on some sort of instrument. ~7th Grader

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We the people...

Schoolwork (potential homework only)
M.V. - Study all the year's memory verses to prepare for a year-end matching test next week
Math - Lesson 90
Spelling - study this week's words
Social Studies - Native American Final Draft is due Friday. Requirements can be viewed here.

Today we worked on a multitude of things. One of them I will proceed to tell you about. Since we are studying American history, social studies today was about the Preamble of the Constitution. “We The people,” the man on the video quoted as watched a very informative video about the Preamble of the Constitution. We went to lunch with a good deal more of knowledge than we had before on the subject. We also worked diligently on our research paper about Native Americans. It is due this Friday so we are working hard to get it finished in time. I am doing my report about the Comanches and how they lived. Overall there is only nine days of school left and we are all eager for summer! ~8th Grader

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Baseball Season!

Crack! The ball flew through the air. "Run, run, run!" the line of batters screamed as the player raced across the bases. It was P.E., and you could practically cut the excitement with a butter knife as we played a game of baseball. We were split into two teams and switched every 30 minutes. My team started in the outfield with Mr. Duckett pitching. When we switched, Mr. Duckett acted as catcher with the rest of us in the batting line. We switched one more time and a cacophony of students were able to pitch.

For music class, the eighth graders went to the multipurpose room and practiced their song for graduation while the rest of our class got out our guitars and played different praise songs. (If one didn't have a guitar, they would sing the song with Mr. D.)


Today was a great day full of fun surprises. I hope tomorrow can be similar. ~8th Grader