Welcome to 8th grade! This will be an exciting, challenging year. Like training for a race, you will get out of it what you put in to it! We will be reading several novels and exploring the past to see how we can change the future. We will also examine how we can use critical thinking skills as well as caring and kindness to help our communities and bring happiness to ourselves and others. And you thought this was just about reading, writing, and humanities - ha!