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WELCOME TO MIDDLE SCHOOL!


Welcome Back to the 2019-2020 school year. I am looking forward to another faith-filled year! 
 
As I begin my 20th  year  at St. Joseph Catholic School, I would like to introduce myself to many of you. For the first fourteen years, I was the English teacher for the 7th/8th graders in the junior high. For the last five years, I have been the Middle School Religion teacher, as well as, the school's Ministry Coordinator. I consider this a blessing for which I am grateful. This year I am taking on another new adventure. I will be teaching 5th grade religion. 
 
My duties as School Ministry Coordinator will now be changing, but you will still see me active in our weekly masses, as well as, the eighth grade activities. 
 
I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. 
 
In addition, I am a certified catechist with the Archdiocese of Chicago, and have attended in depth scripture study at the University of St. Mary's in Mundelein. 
 
One of my goals this year is to encourage our students to become disciples of service to others. Parents, you are our students first teachers. Please watch St. Joseph Catholic Church's Carpenter to find out many of the ways you can be service our community.
 
Finally, Be Christ's Light, and God Bless You.
 
  
Sincerely,
Mrs. Unterfenger
 
 

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Remote Learning Activities for Friday, May 29th

Remote Learning Activities for  Friday, May 29: 


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 


Language Arts:

  • Zoom Check-in: 8U at 12:25. 8H at 1:00.
  • End of Year/SJCS Reflection Slides due today.

Social Studies:

  • Check your email and Powerschool daily about missing work and/or updates. 
  • Meet for a class zoom meeting
    • Zoom Meeting Plan: End of Year Check in & Class Discussion (Google Form) 
    • 8U- 10:50-11:20 AM (Check Google Classroom at 10:40am for the meeting information)  
    • 8H- 11:25-11:55 AM (Check Google Classroom at 11:15am for the meeting information) 

Science:

  •  Zoom Today - Correct Newton’s Laws / Message to the 8th Grade Class
    • 8 Black - 9:40 - 10:10
    • 8 Gold - 10:15 - 10:45
  • Corrections - Correct your Newton’s Laws of Motion Notes using my answer key

Spanish: U8/L1 TEST

  • Check Google Classroom for the Test: Remote Learning / Week 10: Test: Google Form Test, Due date: Today, 5:00 pm




Remote Learning Activities for Thursday, May 28th

Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 

 

Reading:

  • Zoom  8H  8:30   &   8U  9:05 - finish up TKAM
 

8 Black Math:

  • Zoom at 10:15 AM
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 660 #29-41.
  • Complete math xl assignment (Trig Ratios 2).
 

8 Gold Math:

  • Zoom at 9:40 AM
  • Complete math xl assignment (Cone Surface Area).
 

Religion:

  • 8U Zoom Meeting 8:30 Check Google Classroom for link and password
  • 8H Zoom Meeting 9:05 Check Google Classroom for link and password
  • Have your textbook ready to read p. 243-246 - we are reading this together about Pentecost 
  • End of the Year Wrap-up!



Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 26th

 Tuesday Morning Announcements


Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 26: 


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 


Language Arts:

  • Continue working on End of Year/SJCS Reflection Slides

Social Studies:

  • Check your email and Powerschool daily about missing work and/or updates. 
  • Complete the Google Form Link I posted under “Week 10 E-Learning or Remote Learning” on Google Classroom. This is due by 3pm today. The Google Form is to prepare for our Zoom Meeting on Friday. 

Science:

  •   Zoom Today - Review Gravity and Motion Notes/Introduce Newton’s Laws
    • 8 Black - 9:40 - 10:10
    • 8 Gold - 10:15 - 10:45
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion Notes and Questions - Watch screencastify video on Newton’s Laws. Follow the direction on the Google Document. Turn in when completed. 

Spanish: U8/L1 Repaso

  • Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 10: U8/L1 Repaso: Google Doc, Due date: Today, 8:00 pm

All School Mass Tomorrow, Wednesday:

Tomorrow, Wednesday, we will come together at 8:30 for the live streaming of our all school mass.  The link for Wednesday morning’s mass is:  https://stjoseph-libertyville.org/live



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Remote Learning Activities for Friday, May 22nd

Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 


Language Arts:

  • Zoom Check-in: 8U at 12:25 and 8H at 1:00
  • Begin work on your End of the Year Reflection assignment in Google Classroom. This is due Friday, May 29th.

Social Studies:

  • Complete the U.S. Constitution Self Test (Federal Unit Self-Test) in your U.S. packet on pages 50, 51, and 52. Set a timer or an alarm for 45 minutes to take the self test. Do not spend more than 45 minutes on this. After you correct your self test answers using the answer key on the bottom of page 52, submit your score through the Google Form Link posted on Google Classroom. Submit your score as ___/80 points total. This is due by 3pm today. 

Science:

  • Gravity of Falling Objects Notes and Questions - Watch the Screencastify video about objects moving through the air. Answer the questions as you watch the video. Questions shared with you individually in Google Classroom. 
  • OPTIONAL MOVIE: The Universe - Gravity: If you are looking for something to watch this weekend. 

Spanish: Verbos Reflexivos / Zoom meetings

  •  Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 9: Quizlet Verbos Reflexivos: Use Quizlet to practice the Reflexive Verbs.

8H 10:50 am Check Google Classroom for Zoom meeting info at 10:40 am

8U 11:25 am Check Google Classroom for Zoom meeting info at 11:15 am

  • TEST on U8 Vocabulario and Verbos Reflexivos, Friday, May 29. Specifications on Google Classroom.

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday, May 21st

 


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 


Reading:


8 Black Math:

  • Zoom at 10:15 AM
  • Watch the video:  Trigonometric Ratios.  Take notes in your notebook.
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 659 #1-4, 9-17.
  • Complete math xl assignment (Trig Ratios 1).

8 Gold Math:

  • Zoom at 9:40 AM
  • Watch the video:  Surface Area of Cones.  Take notes in your notebook.
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 635 #1-8; page 636 #10;                page 637 #14-25.


Religion:

  • In Finding God textbook read p. 296-297 Respecting Religious Traditions of Others NO HOMEWORK 
  • The attached video continues our study of the history of the church 
  • Watch - 5 Moments of Church History video  -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAw5FBK08Ug&t=2s

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Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 19th

Morning Announcements


Language Arts:

  • Complete the End of the Year Grammar Assessment in Google Classroom.

Social Studies:

  • Complete the 8th Grade U.S. Federal Budget and American Economy Quiz 2019-2020 on Google Classroom. This quiz is due by 3pm today. Note: For quizzes, I highly encourage you NOT to use your U.S. packet, internet, etc. Study before taking the quizzes. This way, your quiz scores are accurate & shows me what I need to go back & review again & shows you what you know & understand. (This helps for high school social studies).
  • Both pages of review questions that were assigned on Friday May 15th should have been completed by 8am this morning. If you did not complete this yet, finish the questions then complete the video assignment below.
  • Watch the screencastify video that goes over the answers to the review questions on pages 48 and 49 in your U.S. Packet. Correct your answers to those questions. The video link is on Google Classroom. 

Science:

  •   Zoom Today (**Note the time changes**) - Review main ideas about Gravity 
    • 8 Black - 8:30 - 9:00
    • 8 Gold - 9:05 - 9:35
  • Gravity Quiz - Found in Google Classroom 
  • Flight and Space Flight Brain Pops: Watch the videos and complete the graded quizzes. (Due on Tuesday May 26)
  • OPTIONAL Gravity Exploration Lab - If you are looking for something to do on Wellness Wednesday. See what your gravity would be on other planets. 

Spanish: Verbos Reflexivos

  •  Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 9: Avancemos Verbos Reflexivos: Avancemos Site to practice Reflexive Verbs. 

All School Mass Tomorrow, Wednesday:

Tomorrow, Wednesday, we will come together at 8:30 for the live streaming of our all school mass.  The link for Wednesday morning’s mass is:  https://stjoseph-libertyville.org/live

Don't forget to stay for the Ribbon Ceremony after Mass tomorrow. Wear your sweatshirt! Mrs. Hadjis and I will be in church reading your names. I wish we could be there together. 

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Remote Learning Activities for Monday, May 18th

Reading:

  • Zoom 8H 8:30  & 8U  9:05 - to correct Latin & Greek unit 20
  • Listen to Screencastify notes 21-25.
  • Read TKAM 26-31 and answer questions.
  • Listen to read aloud chapters  27-28 The Unteachables.webm

8 Black Math:

  • Zoom at 10:15 AM
  • Watch the video:  Pythagorean Theorem.  Take notes in your notebook.
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 650 #10-18; page 651 #26-28, 31, 34-36; page 652 #42-43.  Be prepared to share your answers at our next zoom.
  • Complete math xl assignment (Pythagorean Theorem).
  • Complete math xl assignment (Pythagorean Theorem 2).

8 Gold Math:

  • Zoom at 9:40 AM
  • Watch the video:  Surface Area of Cylinders.  Take notes in your notebook.
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 622 #2-5, 7-8; page 623 #1-9;                      page 625 #14-17.  Be prepared to share your answers at our next zoom.
  • Complete math xl assignment (Cylinder Surface Area).

Religion:

  • In Finding God textbook read p. 203-210 on your own
  • Complete What’s what p. 210 on Google Doc attached on Google Classroom 

Social Studies Reminder: This was assigned on Friday May 15th. Complete the review questions (Review Questions: Federal Unit) on pages 48 and 49 in your U.S. Packet. Skip the following questions: #10, #11, #14, #21, and #31 (review # 31 on your own, but you do not need to write anything down for that question). Have both pages of review questions completed by tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8am. 

Remote Learning Activities for Friday, May 15th

Language Arts:


  • Complete the interactive worksheet on apostrophes in Google Classroom. Remember to click to submit your work when you are finished.

Social Studies:

  • Complete the 8th Grade U.S. Federalism and American Flag Quiz 2019-2020 on Google Classroom. This quiz is due by 3pm today. Note: For quizzes, I highly encourage you NOT to use your U.S. packet, internet, etc. Study before taking the quizzes. This way, your quiz scores are accurate & shows me what I need to go back & review again & shows you what you know & understand. (This helps for high school social studies).
  • Watch the screencastify video on the U.S. Federal Budget, the American Economy, and the U.S. Constitution Outline. The video discusses what information to highlight on pages 44 and 45, reviews the answers to both pages, and discusses the information for the outline on pages 46 and 47. 
  • Complete the review questions (Review Questions: Federal Unit) on pages 48 and 49 in your U.S. Packet. Skip the following questions: #10, #11, #14, #21, and #31 (review # 31 on your own, but you do not need to write anything down for that question). Have both pages of review questions completed by Tuesday at 8am. 

Science:

  • Corrections - Correct Gravity Worksheet. Answer Key on Google Classroom
  • Gravity Packet - Complete questions to What is the Force of Gravity on Google Document shared with you individually in Google Classroom
  • A Weighty Problem Worksheet - Complete worksheet on mass vs weight on Google Document shared with you individually in Google Classroom
  • Forces, Masses, and Weights - Read the 1 page article and answer the questions on Google Document shared with you individually in Google Classroom 

Spanish: Verbos Reflexivos

 Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 8: Gramática B/ Verbos Reflexivos: Gramática B, Slides Doc, Due date: Monday, May 18 by 6:00 pm

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday, May 14th

Reading:


8 Black Math:

  • Zoom at 10:15 AM
  • Watch the video:  Radical Equations.  Take notes in your notebook.
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 644 #5-7, 9-20, 22, 24, 26.
  • Complete math xl assignment (Radical Equations).
  • Complete math xl assignment (Radical Equations 2).

8 Gold Math:

  • Zoom at 9:40 AM
  • Complete math xl assignment (Volume of Spheres).
  • Complete math xl assignment (Volume Applications).
  • Complete IXL (8th grade) T.14 (Volume of Spheres).  Do your best to earn a 90+ smart score, but do not spend more than 30 minutes on this assignment.

Religion:

            8U Zoom Meeting  8:30  Check Google classroom for link and password

            8H Zoom Meeting  9:05 Check Google classroom for link and password

  • Listen to the Livestream of the Rosary at 10:00 and pray the Luminous Mysteries along with our parishioners. If you have a Zoom at this time, do it when you can. This is a good way to practice contemplation prayer. When we pray the Rosary, we contemplate the gift of Salvation that we have received through Jesus, who was born of Mary. Remember May is the month of Mary.

Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 12th

 

Link for Morning Announcements:  Morning Announcements


Language Arts:

  • Complete the interactive worksheet: Telling Stories through Painting in Google Classroom. Remember to click to hand in your work when you are finished.

Social Studies:

  • Complete the 8th Grade U.S. Judicial Branch and Judicial Review Quiz 2019-2020 on Google Classroom. This quiz is due by 3pm today. Note: For quizzes, I highly encourage you NOT to use your U.S. packet, internet, etc. Study before taking the quizzes. This way, your quiz scores are accurate & shows me what I need to go back & review again & shows you what you know & understand. (This helps for high school social studies).
  • Work on pages 44 and 45 in your U.S. Packet on The Federal Budget and the American Economy. Read page 44 and complete the questions. Then, read page 45 and complete the questions. 


Science:

  •  Zoom Today - Discuss Friction Action Challenge/Discuss Force and Friction Quizzes
    • 8 Black - 9:40 - 10:10
    • 8 Gold - 10:15 - 10:45
  • Gravity Video Notes #1 and #2 - Watch videos and take notes on Gravity. 
    • DO NOT COMPLETE EXTRA CREDIT. 
  • Effects of Gravity Worksheet - Complete answers to worksheet on Google Document shared with you individually in Google Classroom
  • Gravity BrainPop - Watch Video and Complete Graded Quiz 



Spanish:  Verbos Reflexivos

  •  Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 8: Verbos Reflexivos: Screencastify video, online textbook, p. 415, practice with Kahoot
  • Mrs. Unterfenger class: Vocabulario B/C Assignment, Slides Docs, Due date: Friday, May 18 by 6:00 pm


 


All School Mass Tomorrow, Wednesday:

Tomorrow, Wednesday, we will come together at 8:30 for the live streaming of our all school mass.  The link for Wednesday morning’s mass is:  https://stjoseph-libertyville.org/live



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Remote Learning Activities - Monday, May 11th

 

Continue to take care of yourselves.
If you haven't taken your picture for the May Crowning, please do so that all of you can be in the 2020 May Crowning. This is a very special prayer service, and my favorite:)

Reading:

  • Listen to Screencastify video of TKAM chapters 16-20. 
  • Read TKAM chapters 21-25 and complete questions - due Monday, May 18.
 

8 Black Math:

  • Zoom at 10:15 AM
  • Watch the video:  Operations with Radical Expressions.  Take notes in your notebook.
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 637 #8-12; page 638 #14-26.
  • Complete math xl assignment (Radical Expressions 4).
  • Complete math xl assignment (Radical Expressions 5).
 

8 Gold Math:

  • Watch the video:  Volume of Spheres.  Take notes in your notebook.
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 608 #2,4; page 609 #1-9; page 610 #10,12; page 611 #16-24; page 612 #28-29.
 

Religion:

  • Finding God textbook; Session 19 p. 159-166. This section is called Faith and Reason. 

It goes along with the discussion we had with Fr. Robinson when he visited our class about the relationship between Religion and Science. 

  • Listen to the Screencastify on Google Classroom and complete the What’s What on the Google document that is attached as well. 
 

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Remote Learning Activities for Friday, May 8th

Parents, Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if your child has any missing work.  Please point these missing assignments out to your child and ask them to complete them over the weekend.  As always, if your child needs assistance, please have them reach out for help.  


Language Arts:

  • Use the Revision Checklist in Google Classroom and the feedback I have given you throughout the writing process to revise your essay. Then, submit your typed final copy in a Google Doc through Google Classroom.

Social Studies:

  • Complete the 8th Grade U.S. Executive Branch and the Electoral College Quiz 2019-2020 on Google Classroom. This quiz is due by 3pm today (Friday). Note: For quizzes, I highly encourage you NOT to use your U.S. packet, internet, etc. Study before taking the quizzes. This way, your quiz scores are accurate & shows me what I need to go back & review again & shows you what you know & understand. (This helps for high school social studies).
  • Work on page 43 in your U.S. Packet on the American Flag. Read page 43 and complete the questions. 
  • Watch the screencastify video on the American Flag. The video discusses what information to highlight on page 43 and reviews the answers to page 43. The link is on Google Classroom. 
  • Reminder= check your email daily. 

Science:

  • Prior to our Zoom
  • Sharer MUST share the document BEFORE the Zoom Call in order for your group to be productive during the Zoom. 
      • Everyone must read through the scenario to get an idea of what your group will be expected to answer. DO NOT BEGIN.
  • Zoom Today (Friction Challenge Group Activity) 
  • 8 Black - 9:40 - 10:10
    • 8 Gold - 10:10 - 10:45
  • Friction Challenge Group Work - Due End of Day Today 
  • Complete Friction Quiz found in Google Classroom 

Spanish: Vocabulario B/C

  • Check Google Classroom for specifications:  Remote Learning / Week 7: Vocabulario B/C: Vocabulario B, p. 345; Vocabulario C, p. 346, Google Slides, Due: 6:00 pm.

Spanish Independent Group: Please check your email for Zoom meeting info with Ms. Hanrahan

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday, May 7th

Reading:

  • Zoom 8H 8:30 & 8U 9:05 to review TKAM 11-15.
  • Complete TKAM 16-20 questions.
  • Listen to read aloud chapters - 18-21 The Unteachables.webm

8 Black Math:

  • Zoom at 10:15 AM
  • Review the video:  Simplifying Radicals.  
  • Complete the following in your textbook:  page 631 #1-10; page 632 #37-46.
  • Complete math xl assignment (Radical Expressions 3).
  • Complete IXL (Algebra 1) EE.2 (Simplify Radical Expressions with Variables).  Try your best to earn a 90+ smart score, but do not spend more than 30 minutes on this assignment.

8 Gold Math:

  • Zoom at 9:40 AM
  • Complete the following from your textbook:  page 603 #22-27.
  • Compete math xl assignment (Volume of Cones).
  • Complete IXL (8th grade) T.11 (Volume of Cones).  Try your best to earn a 90+ smart score, but do not spend more than 30 minutes on this assignment.

Religion:

  • Check email 
  • Visions for Sunday, May 10th - This is the last one for the school year. 
  • Complete 5 question assessment on Google Classroom - Due Monday

Tuesday, May 5th - Morning Announcements

Click on this link to watch our Tuesday Morning announcements!
Great Job announcers!!
 
https://youtu.be/yMpclYsMMm0