Week of 11/12/18

This is our last week before Thanksgiving break as we continue working on citing text evidence, writing a summary using supporting details with text evidence, as well as determining the main idea.   I wish all of you a safe and happy holiday as you spend quality time with family and friends.

Week of 11/5/18

This week in ELA we will look at different pieces of writings to determine Point of View. In reading we will continue to determine the Main Idea as well as to determine the meaning of vocabulary words using context clues.  Remember Tuesday school is closed for students, as Teachers will be in Professional Learning throughout the day.  Please look out for homework Wednesday to practice skills. Make it a GREAT WEEK!!

Week of 10/29/18

“Spirit Week!”Monday- Hawaiian Day, Tuesday- Pink Out, Wednesday- Tacky Tourist, Thursday- Crazy Socks, Friday- Decades Day!!

ELA: Students will tackle the text structure-Problem/Solution as well as continue the writing Process.  They will also use text evidence to answer a prompt by utilizing the RACE strategy.  Reading: they will continue to determine Main Idea and Supporting details. Look for homework Tuesday and Thursday to practice skills.


Week 10/22/18

Thank you to all the parents that participated in Conference Week. I enjoyed sharing the progress of my hard working middle school students. I truly appreciate all your support. In ELA, we will continue working on the writing process as well as Constructive Responses using the RACES strategy (Restate the question; Answer the question; Cite text evidence; Explain your citation; Sum it up). I know this seems repetitive, but this will be an on going skill that students need to master in order to be successful in responding to a writing prompt.

In Reading students will learn how to use their context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words as well as timed use on the Reading 180 software. Make it a great week everyone!!

Week of 10-15-18

Conference Week is finally here. It’s also EARLY RELEASE with students being released at 1:30. Please remember to be on time for your scheduled appointment. If you need a reminder as to date and time of your conference, please send me an email. My conferences will be in my classroom (room #601).  Lesson plans will continue from last week. In ELA,  focus being Constructive Responses using the RACE strategy. In Reading, the focus will be on determining the Main Idea in Non-Fiction text.

Make it a Great Week!!

Week of 10-8-18

As the semester comes to a close this week, students will get new schedules with connection changes. IN ELA students will start focusing on using the RACE strategy to respond to a prompt from an informational text.(s)  R:(restate the question); A:(answer the question); C (cite evidence from the text); E (explain the citation); S (sum it all up).

In Reading we continue marking up the text to determine the main idea with supportive details.

Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have any questions or concerns. Make it a great week!!

Week of 10/1/18

Welcome back from Fall Break!! We continue working towards the end of the first semester 10/10. Students will continue the Writing Process as well as locating important details to support the Main Idea. Conference week approaches 10/15 to 10/19 which is also EARLY RELEASE. Please look out for information being sent home and or by email. We will do our best to accommodate preferred dates and times. Tutoring will continue every Thursday at 8:15. Make it a GREAT week!!

Week of 9/17/18 to 9/21/18

This week in reading will determine Main Idea and Cause & Effect. In ELA students continue to focus on the Writing Process. Students will learn how to use text evidence to support a writing prompt.  Below is a Flyer from the PTSA Reflections contest with contact information.


due Oct 12

Our theme for this year is Heroes Around Me

The criteria for all Reflection program are judged on how well the Student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme.

Reflection Categories are:

-Visual Art (2D or 3D)

-Musical Composition



-Dance Choreography

-Film Production

Place to drop off, fill out the form & contact person:

Drop off with Mrs. Rachel Wise (Library) on Tues, Wed & Fri only

Any question contact: Carina at [email protected]


Link to Reflections: http://www.georgiapta.org/reflections



Week of 9/10/18 to 9/14/18

Lots of things happening this week.

Open House:

6th Grade  MONDAY (PTA meeting 5:00 in the theater)

7th Grade TUESDAY 6:00

8th Grade THURSDAY 6:00

CogAt starts WEDNESDAY

This week we continue determining the Main Idea in both information and fiction text. We will examine cause and effect relationships as well as prefixes/suffixes in vocabulary usage. Homework assignments will be written in student agendas. Communication is important to student success, so don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have questions or concerns. Have a GREAT week 🙂


Week of 9/4/18 to 9/7/18

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I got the opportunity to watch some of my students perform off the field playing football. They didn’t win but played an incredible game. We continue our focus on determining the Central idea in an Informational text, as well as a continuation of the Writing Process. By the end of this week I would have completed individual writing conferences with every student. They are being made aware of their strengths and weaknesses as we review and grade their papers together.  Make it a Great Week 🙂