Mrs. Bousquet – 8th Grade
Email: sbousquet@saintstansschool.org

English Office Hours: Gr. 6- Wednesday 7:45-8:10am, Gr. 8- Thursday 7:45AM-8:10AM,   Gr. 7- Friday 7:45AM-8:10AM


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August Web Message

          Welcome to our new school year!  Eighth Grade is always a year of excitement, challenge, and discovery.  You are now the student leaders of the school, and you have a responsibility to yourselves, your parents, and your school to do your best.

      In Literature class, we will be reading two novels, Call It Courage and Johnny Tremain, along with studying works by various authors including Jack London, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, and Ray Bradbury.  In addition, we will learn about different types of poetry and the elements that poets use in writing their poems.  Get ready for to expand your horizons through literature.

     Religion classes will center around Church History this year.  We will be discussing the hierarchy of the Church, recent popes, Vatican City, several of the Church councils, and so much more.  In addition, students will be expected to volunteer for morning prayers, class masses, and prayers services.  This year, Father Brad will conduct one of the classes each week.  What a great opportunity that will be.

      English and vocabulary classes will concentrate on preparing students for high school.  Grammar will be reviewed, and new topics such as gerunds, infinitives, and participles will be introduced.  Continual practice and the expansion of students’ vocabulary will hopefully improve their writing skills.  Later in the year, we will work on a research project that will include the use of outlines, note-taking, bibliographies, and organization. 

     Clubs and other activities will be back to pre-Covid levels, so be prepared for Robotics, Performing Arts, Student Council, and so much more.

      There are many surprises in store for you when you get back to school.  We have been working hard to get everything ready, and we are so excited to begin.  See you soon.

 

                                                                                                            Mrs. Bousquet