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Space.....the final frontier......or is it? Grade 8 models solar and lunar eclipses in their study of the Earth, Moon and Sun System.
Grade 8 made Christmas cards for Safyre, who lost her family and home in a fire. She only wanted Christmas cards as a present this year. They also collected socks for the homeless and tied them with ribbons. While serving the people of St. John's soup kitchen they were concerned about their needs. Thank you grade 8. You are truly foot washers.
Technology at OLL
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and to show that anyone can learn the basics held during Computer Science Education Week December 7-13. It is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.
8th Grade Trip to Rockefeller Center
On Thursday the 8th graders along with some parents, Mr. Ronquillo and Father D'Amico traveled into New York City to see The Radio City Christmas Show. While they were there they also did some site seeing and went to Rockefeller Center and the St. Patrick's Cathedral.
What's New in Student Leadership?
Back in October, Our Lady of the Lake School's Student Leadership members helped raise money for the Minette's Angles Foundation in Breast Cancer research. This foundation provides assistance to those in treatment, support research and promotes breast health awareness.
What's your blood type?
Grade 8 performed simulated blood typing to conclude the unit on genetics. Using simulated blood samples they typed 4 patients for A,B,AB, and O as well as Rh factor. Do you know what your blood type is? It's a good thing to know!
8th Grade Strawberry DNA
Grade 8 was excited to extract DNA from strawberries in their quest to learn more about heredity. They made slides and observed the DNA under the microscope.
Halloween at OLL was a huge success. The students had fun at their classroom parties, the parade and the school Halloween party! What a spooky day!
4th Grade Happenings !
Father D'Amico answers call from students Father D'Amico took time to visit the 4th grade class to answer some of their questions about vocations and how Fr. D'Amico found his vocation to the priesthood. Students are studying the differences between the Old and New Testament and learned about Samuel's call to serve God and how he knew to answer it. Father D'Amico told students how he discovered his vocation and learned how to listen to God, and talked about the relevance of the Ten Commandments, and how they are still a necessary part of every Catholic's life. The Commandments are specifically named that because they are not suggestions, they are commandments and help all of us when we follow them to lead the best life we are called to lead by God. The question and answer session could have lasted all day, as it was driven by students, and 4th graders were very appreciative of Father D'Amico's time and insight.
8th Grade Learns About Genetics
Grade 8 is studying genetics. Using parent chromosomes(pictured on the bottom) the students created genetic offspring bugs with six different traits. The alleles inherited from the parent generation combined to form the genotype of the filial generation. These genotypes are shown in the physical appearance of the offspring which is the phenotype. The principle of dominant and recessive traits as well as other Mendelian principles were studied.
3rd Grade Learns About Dictionaries!
Georgia Brown from the Montclair Rotary Club came to visit Mrs. Grimes and Miss Lazzaro's third grade classes to share her love of learning and A Student's Dictionary. Thank you Georgia Brown!