Today we had MS Station from 8:15 - Noon; Topics included Bullying to Making Good Choices; HS Students (Peer Assistance) shared information/guidance on topics that MS may deal with in and out of the school day.
Homework assigned Monday will be due tomorrow.
6th: Preposition Jingle (49 prepositions to learn)
--Preposition Packet due Monday 11/6
7th: Example Research Packet
--Identify parts of a research paper (in-text citations, works cited, etc.)
--Two paragraphs created from the outline on page 85 of the packet due Friday 11/3
8th: The Tell-Tale Heart
-Prosecutor Point of View with evidence due Wednesday 11/1
-Defense Point of View with evidence due Monday 11/6
-Identifying sentence parts grammar worksheet due 11/6
8th Math (1st period) - Quiz today; HW: Worksheet on Powers of Products and Quotients - Do Problems 1-10
7th (2nd period) - WS: 1 step equations with integers (#'s 15-20)
7th (3rd period) - Students completed WS 1-step equations with integers in class; started/reviewed Area/Perimeter NO HW
6th (4th period) - Wed/Thursday problems (11)
6th (5th period) - Wed/Thursday problems (11)
News this week:
All classes have book reviews due on November 6th.
Tuesday is a 12:00 dismissal
Friday, Nov. 3rd is the fall dance from 7-9 pm
8th grade will leave at 8:45 and return around 11:20 for a courtroom visit/jail tour in Lewistown, IL
6th: We will be working on "inferencing" this week. We will work on chapters 14 and 15 with socratic discussions.
7th: We just finished "Among the Hidden." We will be working on an in-class assignment this week. We will start reading "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" soon. Social Studies classes are discussing the Salem Witch Trials, so this is a great cross curricular novel.
8th: We are finishing up activities on "The Tell-Tale Heart." We are going over figurative language as well as analyzing tone/mood broken up in sections with using textual evidence.We will have new vocabulary words for "The Black Cat" on Thursday. We will also have a tone/mood quiz on Thursday.
6th Grade: Student Growth Midpoint Assessment
-Vocabulary quiz on Tuesday 10/24 Ortho 2 word list
7th Grade: Informational Text Articles & Textual Evidence Sentence Starters
-"Salt: The Rock We Eat" --Questions and Summary in class
-"Wings in the Dark" --Questions and Summary due Thursday 10/26
-Vocabulary quiz (Poly-) on Tuesday 10/24
8th Grade: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe alternate perspective narrative (requires on Google Classroom) due Thursday 10/26
Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 26th from 12:30-7:30. You do not need to schedule an appointment.
No School on Friday, October 27th
Quarter 1 Incentive is Tuesday, October 24th for all students that qualify. We will leave at 10:45 and head to the park for lunch. Then, we will go to skateland.
6th: We are focusing on context clues this week and our test will be Thursday. We will also finish chapters 11 and 12. We will have socratic seminars while we discuss these chapters.
7th: We are still focusing on elements of plot. We will be practice identifying the elements while reading some short stories. We will finish "Among the Hidden" this week.
8th:We are working on wrapping up the short story "Tell-Tale Heart." Students finished researching and presenting on different parts of Poe before we started our "Poe" unit. We are working on tone/mood, irony, and vocabulary with this story. Our vocabulary quiz will be Thursday.
Quarter 1 Incentive Trip is Tuesday, October 24, 2017
-Remaining points on the PBIS behavior chart
- No more than 5 missing assignments from all core classes
- No more than 5 UNexcused absences
Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 26, 2017
*Incentive Changes for Quarter 2:
Students are able to earn behavior points back by receiving a shout out for doing positive behaviors from fellow students and teachers! It will also be required that students have to be eligible (no F's in quarter 2) in order to attend the quarter 2 incentive trip.
6th: Writing: Burdick Stories Spooky Narratives due Friday 10/20 for our "campfire" read
Vocabulary: Ortho 2 quiz on Tuesday 10/24
Grammar: Identifying parts of a sentence (subject, predicate, action/linking verb) worksheet due Thursday 10/19
7th: Writing: Reader's Theatre Final Draft due and ready to perform on Friday 10/20
Vocabulary: (Poly-) word list quiz on Tuesday 10/24
Grammar: Verbal Phrases (helping verbs) worksheet due Thursday 10/19
8th: Writing:Identifying suspense in writing (Suspenseful Stories on Read Works)
-Supporting your writing with textual evidence
6th- We are still reading Percy Jackson. Our vocab. quz will be Friday. Words are in google classroom. We will be working on meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text(context clues) Vocab quiz will be on Friday.
7th-- We are still working on Among the Hidden. We are focusing this week on types of characters this week.(static, dynamic, flat, round) We are still working on vocab. with chapters 21-25. Quiz will be Friday and words are in google classroom.
8th- We just finished our Monster unit. We are movie on to Edgar Allan Poe. We will be focusing on irony while reading his stories/poems.
Quarter 1 end on Friday, October 20th.
Grammar-Simple Predicates practice problem worksheet due Tuesday 10/11
Writing-The Burdick Stories spooky narrative rough draft due Tuesday 10/17
Writing-Brainstorming chart for Reader's Theatre (focusing on dialogue, and story elements--Ex. characters, setting, and plot/climax) due Friday 10/13
Vocabulary- (pos) vocabulary quiz moved to tomorrow (10/11) due to no school on Monday
Writing-Persuasive Advertisement on Most Haunted Places in America
*Use Glogster EDU or PosterMyWall (requirements on Google Classroom)
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