English & Literature, Middle School
8th Grade Homeroom 2018-2019
“Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on you.”
– St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Jesuits: Their Spiritual Doctrine and Practice, p. 148
Bishop John J. Snyder High School, 2007
B.A. in English Literature, University of North Florida, 2011
Honors B.A. in Philosophy with Thesis, University of North Florida, 2011
Minor Degree in Psychology, University of North Florida, 2011
M.A. in Philosophy, Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, 2013
PhD (c) in Philosophy, Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, 2018-9
Dissertation: A Phenomenology of Religious Conversion
Weekly Standing Assignments in ENG: Vocabulary Workbook and etymologies, Regular Essays and Papers, Grammar Exercises
Important ENG dates:
Review Unit 4-6 Exam is Monday the 15th of October for 8th grade, and Tuesday the 16th for 7th grade.
Vocab Unit 6 (w/ etymologies) is due Thursday the 18th of October for 7th and 8th,
Review Unit 4-6 is due Thursday the 18th for 6th grade
Vocab Unit 7 exam is Tuesday the 23rd for 7th and 8th grade; RVU4-6 Exam is Tuesday the 23rd for 6th grade.
Vocabulary homework is highly differentiated and you should ask your student, if they continue to do poorly on the exams, whether she or he is completing the optional assignments that are extra practice and worth a substantial number of points.
Please check on Schoology for other information on assignments and exams.
Current LIT Book Studies:
6LIT: Holes (Sachar) | Next: ?
7LIT: I Am the Cheese (Cormier) Next: The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
8LIT: 1984 (Orwell) | Next: Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Márquez)
Classroom Rules: Students should adhere to the “Five P’s”:
- Be PROMPT. Come in quietly read to work. Turn in whatever is due and wait at your seat. Check for Bell Work on the board.
- Be PREPARED. Bring all materials, necessary work, and proper uniform every day. Materials include charged iPad, notebook, and school supplies. Please note that late assignments received the next day will receive half credit for the first quarter. No late assignments accepted after the first quarter. No trips to your locker to retrieve forgotten items.
- Be PRODUCTIVE. Stay focused, follow directions, and remain seated.
- Be POLITE. Interact with one another and the faculty following the model of Christ. No heavy sighing or eye-rolling, and certainly no foul language.
- Be PATIENT. Wait your turn and listen to others when they are speaking.