Eighth Grade

In The Classroom: January





Have you ever wandered how fast the Earth spins?  Are why does an eclipse happen?  The 8th grade class are starting an exploration into the cosmos.  They will begin by learning about the sun, Earth, and moon and how they work together to produce moon phases and eclipses.  We will also investigate the theory of the moon's origin and we will look into the Space Race and how we stepped foot on the moon first!

We will be learning about the effects of the Civil War in Louisiana.

Students are delving in to the Nonfiction genre deciphering between fact and opinion with emphasis on the nonfiction elements: audience, purpose, main idea, tone, and compare and contrast among texts.