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All Living Stations participants must report to the church no later than 6:15 p.m. on this Friday evening, April 18, for our parish performance.

Welcome, S.M.S. Junior High students and parents!
 
"Flint's Hints" is the website of Mr. Mark Flint, Jr. High Coordinator and Eighth Grade Teacher at St. Mary's School in Melrose, Massachusetts.

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This website is designed primarily for use by Mr. Flint's students and their parents. Students should check this site on a regular basis to obtain homework assignments, receive updates on long-term projects and to look for important announcements pertaining to life at St. Mary's Junior High.
 
Parents are invited to periodically check "Flint's Hints" to verify that all required work is being completed by their son or daughter on time.

My primary goal for all of my students is that they will come to know and experience God by walking the walk of discipleship through prayer, service and dedication to studies.

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What are we learning this month?
 
Algebra 8: Inequalities
 
Pre-Algebra 7: Circles, Angles, and Triangles
 
Religion 8: Understanding the Value of Our Sexuality (Discipleship Tool #5)

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A.W.O.W.(Algebra Words of the Week):
Review of all standards for Thursday's assessment
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
Triangles: equilateral, scalene, isosceles, acute, right, obtuse, equiangular; Pythagorean Theorem

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8A UPDATE!
It was a busy week in Room 8A!
 
As we are approaching our interim math assessments, the focus of 8th Grade Algebra this week was to begin reviewing. We finished up our study of inequalities, and the students did pretty well on their unit test, although every Algebra student's nemesis, word problems, still proved to be a bit challenging for some! Since Mr., Flint loves word problems, we will continue to work on those during the coming week during our review sessions. Topics we will be reviewing will also include systems of linear equations and solving and graphing inequalities.
 
In 8th Grade Religion class, we discussed the offenses against the Sacrament of Matrimony. In today's contemporary world, many of these serious matters we learned are unfortunately considered acceptable, but we, as disciples of Jesus, know otherwise. The students exhibited a great deal of insight and faith in dealing with these serious matters. We also began our study of HIV/AIDS and the Christian approach to this horrible condition. In the coming week, we are all very excited about our impending eighth grade performance of the Living Stations of the Cross!
 
In Pre-Algebra this past week, the seventh graders continued their investigation of geometric concepts, focusing on angles and triangles. We also began our consideration of the all-important Pythagorean Theorem. The seventh graders enjoyed several hands-on activities which helped to drive home the concepts under study. And our annual competition, "April Madness," is well underway! 7B is currently in the lead...are you going to let them win, 7A?
 
The eighth grade, under the direction of the Student Council, is finishing their preparations for the "Living Stations of the Cross" which will be presented this week! Performances will be on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., and on Good Friday at 7:00 p.m., both in the upper church. Please join us for this meaningful celebration of Our Lord's passion, death, and resurrection. Happy Easter, everyone!

8th GRADE ALGEBRA CLASS NOTES BLOGGED!
Get today's Algebra class notes at:
 "Mr. Flint's Math Memos"
Just follow this link:
 
Each day, student scribes from Grade 8 will be blogging the important facts presented in Algebra class. All students and their families are invited to read the daily entries to help them study and to prepare for tests and other assessments.

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MR. FLINT'S EXTRA HELP DAYS:
Wednesday (Grade 8), Thursday (Grade 7) and Friday (Grades 7 and 8)

Blackboard & chalk

Useful Links:
 
Email Mr. Flint
 
For additional Math resources
(Grades 7 and 8):

http://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/games/numbercop/numbercop_hotmath.swf

http://www.aaamath.com/g57-prime-or-composite.html

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/fractions/fractionstrips-color.pdf

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=11

http://www.mathleague.com/help/geometry/geometry.htm

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=17

http://www.keymath.com/x3314.xml

http://www.nutshellmath.com

http://www.hstutorials.net

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/lessons/IntroStatistics/

http://amby.com/tests/math/locator.html

http://www.math-play.com/Inequality-Game.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=64

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=11

http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/cs255/jnord/boxplot.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=11

 

For additional Religion resources

(Grade 8):

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_b9UhfhYcYcs/TTDHeW4iLlI/AAAAAAAAAXM/P0a01Sc7xVc/s1600/fra-angelico-the-annunciation.jpg

APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
April 3 - Sports Banquet
April 4 - Liturgy; Half-Day
April 16 - Living Stations (school performance, 1:30 p.m.
April 17 - Holy Thursday
April 18 - Good Friday (no school); Living Stations, 7:00 p.m.
April 21-25 - Vacation Week!
April 29 - Art Fair
 

Holy Week 2014
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEK - GRADE 7
Week of April 14, 2014
 

Some students will have to redo the math on "Tax on Bad Math." You will need to rethink your numerators when calculating the probability of these dependent events. Those who got it correct can have the week off!

 

DATE DUE: Thursday, April 17, 2014

 
FCAs
60-TBA
30-TBA
10-TBA
 
 
 
PROJECT OF THE MONTH - GRADE 8
April, 2014 
 
There is currently no project due.

DATE DUE: TBA

 
 
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS, WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON RED SOX!
 

Baseball
St. Mary's is a proud member of Red Sox Nation.

SUPPLY LIST - GRADE 8
1 package blue pens
1 package red pens
1 dozen # 2 pencils with erasers
2 yellow highlighters
1 compass
1 protractor
1 12" standard/metric ruler
1 set colored pencils
1 package fine point markers
1 pocket dictionary
1 Spanish/English dictionary
1 composition notebook
4 packages wide-ruled filler paper
8 single subject spiral notebooks
10 sheet protectors
10 2-pocket folders
plastic 1" binder (flexible cover)
3 pads stick-on notes
1 set binder dividers
2 boxes facial tissue
High School Prep Book: MASTER THE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS 2014(published by Peterson's, copyright 2013...gold, white cover with pictures of students)

Last updated on April 13, 2014 by Mr. Flint.