We are already halfway through September! Time is just flying by. I look forward to seeing each of you at Back to School Night this Tuesday, but here are the updates for this week.

6th Social Studies

The sixth graders have finished our very brief first chapter, which laid the groundwork for the terms we will be using all year. As I wrote last week, their test is on Tuesday. You may view the study guide here. I recommend making flash cards to help review the vocabulary. Later this week we will delve into study prehistoric times and what scientists believe might be early humans, and how they adapted to their environment.

6th Religion

This week we will be wrapping up our overview of the Bible. We will be doing some classwork to review the overall content of the Bible. The memory quiz this week will begin the series of books of the Bible quizzes. This week the students are responsible for knowing Genesis through Song of Songs. Next week, the students will have a test on the overview of the Bible.

7th Social Studies

In seventh grade we are still studying early influences on American exploration and culture. While we have spent the last week studying Native American culture, we will jump across the globe to Africa, Asia, and Europe to find out more early influences. The test on chapter 1 will likely be next Thursday, September 26th.

8th Social Studies

In eighth grade social studies, we are currently in the midst of the Civil War. This week we will take a break from the battlefield and learn about the cultural aspects of the war, such as the Emancipation Proclamation and how civilians were affected by the war. The tentative test date on the Civil War is Thursday, September 26th. I will post more updates next week.

8th Religion

This week we will begin a series of lessons focusing on the life and family of Abram/Abraham. As part of our lesson on Friday, we will be studying the Lord’s Prayer, and how it serves as a model for all other prayers. The memory verse for this week is 2 Corinthians 10:17-18, which is found on page 13 of the student book.

Have a blessed week, everyone!