Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math classes
Students will be implementing common core mathematics standards. These standards will identify knowledge and skills students should gain throughout their K-12 careers so when they graduate they will be college or career ready. The standards include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order thinking skills.
For the 2019-2020 school year Maria Regina will incorporate Algebra in grade 8, Pre-Algebra in grade 7, and Course 2 Mathematics from Prentice Hall/Pearson.
6th, 7th, and 8th grades Science
The students will be using a brand new series called StTEMscopes. which incorporates the 5 E's: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. This seriesprovides age appropriate content and an assortment of activities which provide opportunities for investigations, inquiry, and experimentation with STEM influences. Finally everything will on line.
6th grade will be studying Earth Science. They will learn about the Earth's surface, the forces that affect and shape the Earth, ecology, and weather.
7th grade will be introduced to Life Science. They will be introduced to cell biology, genetics, and human body systems.
8th grade will be exploring Physical Science. They will investigate motion force energy, matter, and astronomy.
Vocabulary/Spelling class for grade 8 will be using Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level D. Students will improve their spelling and add new words to their vocabulary. This class will help prepare them for standardized tests by learning new words. Students will expected to know the spelling, synonyms, and antonyms of the list words. Also word histories (etymologies) along with Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes will also be presented and used to help students figure out the meanings of new words.