- Congratulations to Mrs. Winchester on her granddaughter!
- Catholic Schools Week starts next week. See the Thursday parent newsletter for more information on themed days.
- Come support Lakers athletics this weekend, as the Varsity teams compete at St. Paul Friday, Jan. 24, at 5:45, 7, and 8:15 and the JV and instructional teams at St. Paul Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9:45, 11, 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4 and 5:15. For Friday's games, we're asking all who attend to wear red for our Friday Night RED OUT.
- Reminder that second quarter ended last Friday, Jan. 17.
Religion 8: We watched and briefly discussed Ch. 18, Segment 2 of Chosen, which focuses on how to pray/Lectio Divina. Next week, in addition to the various Catholic Schools Week activities, we'll also apply the idea of Lectio Divina, spending time in a more reflective understanding of prayer and of reading the Bible. We'll also finish Ch. 18 of the Chosen program.
Literature 7: Students have begun researching various aspects of 1960s culture in preparing for reading S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. We're looking at teen life, music, TV, movies, clothing, cars, slang, events, and the greaser subculture. Each of them also received a workbook this week that we'll use to better understand and analyze themes, characters, plot and other components of the novel.
Homework: Finish researching the group's topic; 1960s topic posters and presentations due Tuesday
English 7: In class this week we learned about infinitives and their functions as nouns (subjects, objects, appositives), adjectives and adverbs. We're nearing the end of Ch. 5 on verbals and will start reviewing for the test next week. The Ch. 5 test will be Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Homework: Grammar WB 5.6 and 5.7 due Monday; Vocabulary Unit 12
English 8: We've completed the unit on verbs, having finished the lesson on subject-verb agreements this week. The class is currently working on the chapter review. For next week, we'll check the review and spend time going over the chapter on Monday and Tuesday, and we'll take the Ch. 4 Verb Test on Wednesday.
Homework: Ch. 4 Review due Monday
Thank you, and have a great weekend!