April 8, 2020

I hope that everyone enjoys their Ester break.  Take the time to spend with your family and go over your work. Any assignment what has not been submitted you should complete.  Distance Learning will continue April 20.

7th ELA- I will have a google meet with 7th grade on April 20 to discuss the story The Naming of Names.  That way we can discuss the story to clarify any aspects that are still confusing.  I will post the password and username on google classroom

Class work:Aim: How would you describe the story?

I can draw an event in the story that I found interesting and provide words/ phrases to explain the drawing to depict an essential event.
Students will choose an event in the story of your chosen and portray it by drawing it on paper (regular size copy paper- no posters) and submitting it through google classroom by taking a picture of it.
You will use phrases to describe the event in the story in your individual drawing.

8th ELA HW:txbk pg 244 level A #1-8

Aim: What are abbreviations and why do we use them?
I can identify what an abbreviation is.
I can explain why we would use abbreviations.

Make a list of as many words that you can that can be abbreviated. Write the original word and it’s abbreviation.
Once you’re done with the list, open your book to pg. 226.
Write the definition and categories of words that are abbreviated.
Complete pg. 226 #19-20

 
Religon- your essay is due Monday, April 20 on the movie Passion of Christ
 
Letter from the Board-please read.

April 6, 2020 – Monday of Holy Week

Dear Students and Families of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy,

We at OLPHCA are a family that enjoys being together. Over the last few weeks, that togetherness has looked quite different. We find ourselves connecting on-screen and online more now than ever. However, we are still together. Mrs. DeLuca and the faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that the excellent learning experiences central to the life of OLPHCA continue without a hitch. Our educators are to be commended.

This is Holy Week, the most sacred week in Catholic life. Listening to the constant flow of ever-changing bad news must be disheartening for all. However, it’s still Holy Week, a week of hope. Jesus’ suffering and death – which He undertook willingly out of pure love – ends in the glory of Easter morning. The sorrowful moment in history in which we are living will not last forever. Alive is the hope of putting away the masks, reopening the doors, and gathering again. The same Jesus who lived, died, and rose long ago was with us before this crisis. He will be with us when it’s over. Most importantly, He’s with us now, as we live through it. Coronavirus is temporary. Jesus is eternal. Let’s have hope in Him. Pray in the silence of your heart – He hears. 

Though our church and academy doors are temporarily closed, we are united as a family in prayer, probably more closely now than ever even though we are physically apart. Know that you are never, ever alone. We stand on the “rock” of faith in Jesus, not on the “sand” of our fears. Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Mother of Sorrows, prays with and for us and never leaves us.

Our wonderful school will be open soon. God bless you. Happy Easter and thank you for being part of our family.

In Jesus and Our Lady,

The Board of Directors of OLPHCA

Jonathan Mangar, Class of 2005, Chairperson                                       

Frank Del Bagno, Former Faculty, Vice Chair

Richard Fogal, Secretary

John Barry, Treasurer

Linda Fogal

Tony S. Harilall

John Paglia, Board Mentor

April 7, 2020

REMEMBER TO TAKE ATTENDANCE ON TIME   !!!!!!!

7th ELA-

You will read the story The Naming of Names.
Use the link to read the story or use the link to listen to the story, or both at the same time to follow along.

1.What does Harry’s breaking the mirror suggest about his mental state?
2.Why can’t Cora remember that her eyes were brown just a few months ago?
3.Why does Bittering suddenly laugh and suggest they are all children on Mars?
4. Do you think Bittering’s gradual acceptance of Mars is good or bad? Explain.
5. What view of life on Mars does the author present?
6. How does gazing at the surrounding hills affect the lieutenant?
7. How does the setting, especially the Martian wind, affect the Earth people?
8. Contrast the appearance of Cora on Earth with her appearance on Mars.
9. Contrast Harry Bittering’s attitude toward Mars at the beginning of the story with the way he feels at the end.

 
8th ELA- Aim: What’s the difference between an interrogative and demonstrative pronoun?
I can identify the difference between interrogative and demonstrative pronouns.
I can label which pronouns are interrogative and demonstrative.
View the videos for clarification on interrogative and demonstrative pronouns.

Copy the definitions and each example of interrogative and demonstrative pronouns on pg. 224-225
Complete pg 225 #10-12 and 13-15. Pay attention to the different directions in each section and complete fully.

 
 
 
HW: Read the directions given to answer questions in txbk pg. 243 level b

 
Religion- DUE APRIL 20 -points will be deducted for lateness- Reflection: What makes each day of the Triduum special?

This week is a special week. We remember the events in Jesus’ life that lead up to the most important day in the Catholic Church, Jesus’ Resurrection.
You will be watching the movie online the “Passion of Christ” using the link below.

It is one thing to discuss the events that occur during the Triduum as we have done in class. It is quite another to see people act out such a profound event even in a movie. We may understand the importance of each day of the Triduum and what occurred at the time. But, it takes on a completely difficult aspect when we have an opportunity to see it. Keep in mind that there are certain parts in the movie that can be difficult to watch because it is very graphic.

The movie is a little over 2 hours long. Do not watch the entire movie in one day. You have other work to do. Watch about 45 minutes each day, take notes, and keep in mind the type of questions you are going to choose for your essay to answer. Remember you have to provide evidence in your essay.

 
 

Science 8

4/6/2020

Read Section 5 Target Reading Skills p. 330

As you read, compare and contrast early earth with earth later in Precambrian Time by completing a table.

Create your outline of section 5 and  submit with Precambrian Table.

4/7-10/2020

Digital Activity Book Project- google classroom

Choose a topic covered in class and create an activity page.

Remember to use different topics for each of the 5 activities

Follow all guidelines/directions provided for you

This will be your work for the week. Have Fun!

 

April 6, 2020

Prayers with Mrs. Deluca on Zoom username 127089548     password 089067

7th Classwork/HW:

You will begin to read the story The Naming of Names.
Use the link to read the story or use the link to listen to the story, or both at the same time to follow along.

Look at the questions and answer the questions posted.
1. How does Harry feel about his arrival on Mars?
2.Why does Harry dismiss his son’s concerns?
3.What does the contrast between Harry’s thoughts and his actions tell you about him?
4. How is the Martian’s setting affecting the settlers and their possessions from Earth?
5. How do Harry’s attitudes contrast with those of the other settlers?
6.What two major conflicts does Harry face?

https://msmoore.wordpress.com/doc/the-naming-of-names/

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=tightropetb&p=the+naming+of+names+by+ray+bradbury#action=view&id=1&vid=38edc7a6d7255eda9fa971b12daf1508

8th ELA- Take the test that has been posted in the link. Make sure you read all the directions and check your answers. Make sure your answers to the last questions are thorough to receive full credit

Religion:

Reflection: What makes each day of the Triduum special?

This week is a special week. We remember the events in Jesus’ life that lead up to the most important day in the Catholic Church, Jesus’ Resurrection.
You will be watching the movie online the “Passion of Christ” using the link below.

It is one thing to discuss the events that occur during the Triduum as we have done in class. It is quite another to see people act out such a profound event even in a movie. We may understand the importance of each day of the Triduum and what occurred at the time. But, it takes on a completely difficult aspect when we have an opportunity to see it. Keep in mind that there are certain parts in the movie that can be difficult to watch because it is very graphic.

The movie is a little over 2 hours long. Do not watch the entire movie in one day. You have other work to do. Watch about 45 minutes each day, take notes, and keep in mind the type of questions you are going to choose for your essay to answer. Remember you have to provide evidence in your essay.

 
REMEMBER TAKE ATTENDANCE

Important message from the Diocese

                                                        Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy

                                                                                                                                                        April 2, 2020

Dear Families,

As remote learning becomes part of the fabric of our current reality, it is important to create structures and expectations, which help all involved succeed and stay healthy and sane. To that end, as we come to the close of the 3rd week of providing teaching and student learning experiences from our homes, it is important to establish schedules, but also allow for the schedule to change…

The expectations of students, and the demands of the educational community are changing radically during this COVID-19 crisis; necessarily, the role of the teacher is changing as well. It is important as we continue with distance learning that faculty have the opportunity to participate in professional learning workshops, seminars and planningsessions.

Effective Friday, April 3, 2020, a proposal has been developed to make some shifts in the instructional week. Moving forward, students will continue to complete all assigned work tasks, projects and activities. Teachers will have the opportunity on Fridays for:

Student Assessment: to be able to maintain and review student work/videos/photos uploaded to the Google Classroom and provide feedback in writing or by video.

 Parent Outreach: to be able to contact and communicate with families the academic progress of their child(ren).

 Planning/Networking: to have a designated time to devote to planning lessons and learning activities, and to be able to collaborate with colleagues remotely using technology tools (such as: Zoom, Microsoft Teams conference, Google Classroom).

Professional Development: to be able to receive further professional development.

Please note that this new model being implemented allows for students to use

Friday’s as a time for some students to “catch-up” on previously assigned tasks, activities and projects, and others to work on enrichment activities. Friday’s are not to be seen as a day off. The expectation is for students to continue their studies.

 Student attendance will continue to be taken on Friday’s.

We continue to thank you for being partners with us during these difficult times and wish

God’s continued blessing over you and your loved ones.

April 2, 2020

Good morning everyone.
I hope everyone is doing well. There is a change in schedule for distance learning. Staring this week, (tomorrow, April 3) Fridays will be a day for students to catch up on work that they have not submitted to any of the teachers.
*New lessons will not be posted.
*You MUST still take attendance on Fridays because it is still a school day.

Go back to each assignment and check if it was done and submitted. Do not resubmit work that I have already checked. This is an opportunity for you to make sure you did all your work for each class. Unfortunately, there are some students who are missing work. Some are projects, others classwork or HW. Everything is being graded.

7th Classwork:

1.The ____ were swinging back and forth.
2.A British submarine was ____ in the Pacific Ocean.
3.The material was so ____ it was breaking apart.
4.German soldiers ____ their attack on the enemy.
5.The waters ____ back into the ocean after the tsunami.
6.The light ____ in the night.
7.The ____ of the car was filled with garbage.
8.Museum of Natural History is filled with ____ pictures.
9.He forced himself to be ____ because he didn’t really like them.
10.Something felt ____ when John didn’t return on time.
11.The different ____ of the country were ruled by different people.
12.The cathedral had to be made by using _____ to support the ceiling.
13.The product is ____ sealed to keep it fresh.
14.It would be an ____ to think of Francis as a philanthropist or a “social worker” or a revivalist preacher, though he fulfilled the best functions of all these.
15.“I remember it all like it was yesterday,” he answered in a ____ tone.

HW:  PROJECT:  Using the vocabulary words given for the story, you will create a crossword puzzle. Make sure you:
– include a word box with the vocabulary
-create your own sentences
-place them up or down correctly numbered on the puzzle as well as the sentences
-create the crossword puzzle
-create an answer key
-make sure everything is numbered accordingly.

8th Classwork   :Aim: What is the difference between reflexive and intensive pronouns.
I can identify the difference between reflexive and intensive pronouns.
I can use the correct reflexive or intensive pronoun in a sentence.

Look at the video on reflexive pronouns on Khan’s Academy.
Copy chart on pg. 222 on singular and plural reflexive pronouns.
Copy the definitions of each term.
Complete pg. 223 #13-17

 
HW:txbk pg. 242 #13-16. Follow all the directions given.

 
Religion: Aim:How can we live out the Fifth Commandment?
Read pg. 56
1.What does the Fifth Commandment stand for?
2.What is the most basic human right?
3.What does the Fifth Commandment demands us to do?
4.What are the different forms of violence? Explain each one.
5.What are the Catholic teachings about the forms of violence? Explain each one.
6.How can we find the power to heal, to build up, and choose life?

March 31, 2020

7th ELA Classwork: Take the test that has been posted in the link. Make sure you read all the directions and check your answers.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nQKflwh8fo79cSYQY3vh5GLHUB52ZoDr2hJfs3JH5h4&authuser=0

8th Classwork:  Aim: I can identify different types of pronouns in sentences.
I can identify personal pronouns.
I can identify antecedents and pronouns.
I can identify if a pronoun is subject or object.
I can identify possessive pronouns.
I can identify indefinite pronouns.
Complete Unit Check Up review for your test. Complete Lessons 1-4 #1-10 on page 232. Make sure you follow all of the directions given in the txbk.

REMEMBER EVERYONE MUST TAKE ATTENDANCE.

 
 

March 30, 2020

Prayers this morning with Mrs. DeLuca at 10:00 on Zoom.  Username and password were posted last night

7th Classwork:

Aim: What is the difference between internal and external conflict?
I can identify the difference between an internal and external conflict.(Internal conflict- problems the characters has within himself.)
(External conflict- problems the character has with other characters.)

-Identify the internal and external conflicts that the main character faces. Be specific with evidence. There are multiple answers. Create a list.

 
Test tomorrow on The Smallest Dragonboy
 
8th Grade: Classwork:
Aim: Identify indefinite pronouns in a sentence.
I can identify indefinite pronouns in a sentence.
I can identify if the indefinite pronouns are singular or plural.
Look at the video to explore indefinite pronouns.
Copy the chart on pg. 220 as notes.
Copy the bullets on pg. 221
Complete pg. pg. 220 #1-5. Identify the indefinite pronoun and label if it’s singular or plural.
 
 

HW ELA-     txbk pg. 241 level A. Make sure you follow all directions.

 
 
 
8-1 Remember to your your attendance otherwise you are absent

March 29, 2020

Any student who wishes to join tomorrow morning with Mrs. Deluca for prayers can do so by downloading the app Zoom. Mrs. DeLuca will have prayers at 10 a. m. tomorrow I will pray and every Monday morning the Rosary with you. Let us keep in mind those families who have been affected by the coronavirus. Use the Meeting ID # for tomorrow morning at 10 is 993315607 Password 080001. Also posted on school website.

March 25, 2020

7th Classwork March 25:  Questions- “The Smallest Dragonboy”
1. Why were the dragons created?
2.How are riders chosen for each dragon?
3.Why does Keevan fear that he won’t get a dragon?
4.Which type of dragon is the most impressive and powerful?
5.When does Impression take place?
6.How does a dragon select its rider?
7.What consequence does Beterli face after attacking Keevan?
8.What special power does Lessa have?

Use the link below to answer the questions.
You can hear the story using the first link.
You can read the story using the second link.

https://soundcloud.com/charlotte-a-cavatica/smallest-dragonboy

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q6IwjugMkisuCs7laHl49_wqW3lnwYgQ&authuser=0

 

8th Classwork: Identify personal pronouns and the words they replace in a sentence.
Look at the videos from Khan Academy to identify personal pronouns, subject and object pronouns.
Create a list of subject pronouns and object pronouns used in sentences.

Complete pg. 213 #13-20

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/parts-of-speech-the-pronoun/introduction-to-pronouns/v/what-is-a-pronoun-the-parts-of-speech-grammar

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/parts-of-speech-the-pronoun/subject-object-person-and-number/v/subject-and-object-pronouns-the-parts-of-speech-grammar

HW ELA: txbk pg. 236 level C
Make sure you submit your argumentative essay tomorrow

Religion:  Aim: How do you feel when someone disrespects your name?
I can describe how I feel when someone disrespects my name and relates it to God’s name.
Read pg. 46
1. When and how should God’s name be used?
2. What are some ways that the 2nd commandment can be disregarded?
3. How are we called to use God’s name?
4. Why and how can our name be considered sacred?
5. How long did it take God to create the heavens, earth, and all that is in it?
6.What day of the week are we suppose to rest and why?
7.What does the third commandment state?
8. When do Catholics celebrate the Sabbath? Why?
9. Define all vocabulary