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Middle School - April 2023

“Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most

important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:38-31

Fifth grade students will begin the month of May studying the Second Table of the Ten Commandments learning how they can honor God in their relationships with their neighbor. Students will understand that the Law is a blessing helping us to recognize our need for Jesus, the only one who can rescue us, as demonstrated in His Gospel message. They will learn how they can be witnesses of the faith in what they say and what they do, becoming today’s disciples in the world.

Language Arts Students will invite their R.S.V. P. pen pals to a meet and greet culminating the year of correspondence. Spanish students are wrapping up the school year with a Slides presentation in which they will teach their classmates two Spanish verbs and their conjugation.

Jr. grammar students have progressed through their unit on pronouns onto prepositional phrases, while advanced grammar students will use all the year’s learning to make sense of verbal phrases and complex sentences.

Students have been experimenting with the program Pixton to retell events of Holy Week

and the parables as graphic stories.

We could tell you in sentence after sentence about life in 6-8th grade, or we could

write a big, long list of our activities such as: studying the masters in art-history, grammar,

dissecting invertebrates, grammar, The Cold War, grammar, The Book of Matthew,

grammar, Podcasting, grammar, percents, grammar, polynomials, grammar, linear

equation graphing ... blah blah blah... Instead try your hand at a 6-8th grade test.

Ready set go!

1. In our upcoming Kindergarten through 8th grade musical “The Enchanted Sleeping Beauty” Briar Rose pricks her finger on a ____________.

A. Barbed wire fence

B. Spinning wheel

C. knitting needle

2. What place did our 7th/8th grade volleyball team earn at the IDW tournament?

A. 5th place

B. 3rd place

C.1st place

3. What happened to Shadrach, Meschach and Abendigo when they refused to worship false idols?

A. They were thrown into a lion’s den

B. They were thrown into a furnace

C. They were made gods.

4. According to Newton’s 1st law of motion, an object at rest and an object in motion both oppose forces that might cause acceleration, this is called _________.

A. potential energy

B. inertia

C. friction

5. To share what we are learning in our “science novel club” we tried our hand at___________

A. Writing book reports

B. Podcasting

C. building dioramas

6. Who made Christianity legal?

A. Theodosis

B. Constantine

C. Copernicus

7. Who is the artist famous for painting “The Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”?


B.Leonardo Da Vinci

C.George Seurat

8. What is the square root of 256?

A. 13

B. 16

C. 128

9. Which of the following equations is written in slope intercept form?

A.Y-Y1= M(X-X1)

B. y=mx+b

C. Ax+By=C

10. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

A. John 3:16

B. Romans 5:8

C.Mark 10:21

If you answered A to all of the above you are ........ Incorrect!

If you answered B to all of the above... you are.... Correct! Well done!

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