8th Grade – Richardson

September Newsletter

Teacher Message: My name is Mrs. Richardson and I will be your teacher this year at Forest Academy.  I am so excited to learn with all of you this year!   This is my second year at Forest in 8th grade.  I am ready to take on the new challenges of teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th this year in Language Arts.

Gym Shoes: Please make sure that students have a pair of gym shoes that stay at school.  The shoes are only worn in the gym in order to keep the gym floor clean and useable.

Uniforms: Students need to wear navy blue pants or skirts.  They need to wear white collared shirts.  When it is cold, students may wear sweaters that are plain grey, white, or navy blue.

Homework:  Homework will be given nightly and homework is expected to be completed every night.   Failure to complete homework will greatly affect overall grades.  Due dates will be written in each student’s planner, unless it is due the next day.

Language Arts:  We will begin by reading a short story and working through a unit on poetry.  Students will also begin writing personal narratives at the end of the month.  Homework in this subject will be given a couple of times per week.

Social Studies: Students will be learning about the Articles of Confederation and the Constitutional Convention this month.  We will be reading primary sources as well as our textbook to learn about these important events that shaped our nation.