PITTSBURGH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS | THREES PROGRAM- 8TH GRADE

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Monroeville, PA 15146

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for 2017-18

Eighth Grade

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  1. Christmas Vacation (NO SCHOOL)

    December 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

8th GRADE

Greater Works Christian School curriculum addresses each area of development according to our mission statement – spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. Students are taught using an integrated approach with a team of specialized teachers working together to plan their program. A solid Biblical perspective will reinforce the application of scriptural principles.

Language: Children are given twenty spelling list words and five challenge words from the reading program. The reading vocabulary is strengthened through the spelling program. Spelling bees and other games are used for review.

Reading: The spelling words and the challenge words are incorporated into the reading stories to make for ease in oral reading. A story is read each week and phonics, as well as various focus skills (such a narrative elements, inference, summary, etc) are taught with the stories. Participation in the Book-It program is required. Additional reading support is provided by using PSSA Buckle Down Instructional Series.

Math: Instruction centers around nine units in the math text book and concepts presented in PSSA preparation. The curriculum includes use of whole numbers and decimals, algebra, data and graphing, multiplication and division, fractions, algebra and geometry, measurement and probability, ration and percent.

Science: The students investigate nature, study mammals and complete individual reports and projects. The next main unit involves energy and engines, where students have an opportunity to work in groups and design or demonstrate how energy works. Other units include wonders of the sky and watching the weather. Field trip to the Carnegie Science Center.

History: A major part of the studies is in ancient to modern history in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica. The text intertwines biblical happenings with historical accounts of the Fertile Crescent, the ancient Middle East, the area of the Nile, and ancient Greece and Rome. They study events in England, Scotland, Ireland, and other countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Christianity, the greatest force in History, spans the time from early Christians to the Reformation and beyond. Reading maps is also stressed with comparing maps in the atlas to the globe. Students provide information for the study guides through critical reading and note-taking skills. Evaluation is also made on oral and written reports.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Character Development, Missions, Physical Education, Spanish, Music

ACADEMIC EVALUATION

Students are assessed by qualified teachers using both objective and subjective data to determine grade level readiness. Grading is completed during four (nine-week) report periods. Parent conferences are held following the first grading period. Additional conferences are scheduled upon request.

8th GRADE

Please bring in your child’s school supplies during parent/teacher orientation, and place in your child’s locker.  At parent/teacher orientation, we also need to know how your child will leave school daily, by bus or parent pick-up.

Backpack or Bookbag
1 pack of blue or black pens
20 – #2 Pencils w/eraser or mechanical with lead
8 pack of colored pencil
2 Highlighters
2 black sharpie
5 packs index cards
2 rolls of paper towels
2 boxes of Kleenex
1 container of antibacterial Clorox Wipes or Clorox spray
1 ream of (500 sheets) plain white copy paper
2 pkgs. College-ruled notebook paper
1 pair non-marking tennis shoes (recess & P.E.)
We will provide an organized & coordinated notebook & folder set for $15.00. Please use our set for best coherency throughout middle school.