Welcome to 7th and 8th grade!!
This is our website where you can learn about what we are doing in class.
Lutheran Schools Week
The 8th graders were in charge of planning the events for this year's Lutheran Schools Week. They planned all of the dress days, including camo day, sports day, mix-match day, and others. They also planned games for the whole school to participate in as well as an all-school field trip to the bowling alley. Additionally, throughout the week the students virtually traveled to Latvia via Webcam to learn about Lutheran missions in that country.
In math class, the 7th and 8th graders used math to decorate and create gingerbread houses. They first had to build the house, then they had to calculate the surface area, volume, and footprint of the house. The outside had to include different patterns. The best part was actually building the houses and decorating them with candy--and, of course, eating the leftovers!
In science class, the 7th and 8th graders learned about living things and their cells. In order to make the cells come to life (no pun intended), the students were able to create edible cell projects. Each edible cell had to contain all of the major cell organelles, and students enjoyed feasting on their creations after they presented them to their classmates.
The Ark of the Covenant Project
In math class, the 7th and 8th graders were given the task of re-creating the Ark of the Covenant, the carrying case for the holy things of Israel (including the stone tablets on which the ten commandments were written). They had to first read in Exodus about God's description of how to build the ark, and then they had to translate the "cubits" listed into the Bible into measurements we use today. Finally, they had to use cardboard to create a box with the same dimensions as the actual ark in Old Testament times. Their finished project is on display in the hallway for all to see. This project allowed them to learn about geometry AND the Bible, and they had a lot of fun during the two weeks it took to complete their arks.