Week of 1/25 – 1/29

Below are bullet points describing some of the activities we will do this week. Please see the ELA and SS sections on the sidebar for more detailed information and study resources. 

First Period: Newsela invite code link: http://newsela.com/join/#/7ZNXJ



  • We will continue with our Diversity and Tolerance unit.
  • We will read expository articles about diversity, including passages pertaining to Black History month.

First Period Vocabulary: https://quizlet.com/_1xn6zq


Social Studies

  • We will be reviewing economics and beginning our Canada unit.

Week of Dec. 14-18


  • This week we will be working with narrative reading and writing vocabulary, and practicing different sentence structures. We will also be continuing the PBL research, and applying some of what we have learned to the PBL writing sections. Please see the ELA page for details and study resources.

Social Studies

  • This week we will be review 20th century European history, and taking the test. We will then begin the economics unit.  Please see the Social Studies page for details and study resources.


  • This week we will be working on our Germany research project for International Day.We will divide into project groups and draft plans for what each group will do. Please see the literacy page for details and resources.

Week of Oct.26-30

English Language Arts:

This week we will be reading the short story “Tuesday of the Other June.” We will also continue our novel reading and vocabulary study of “I Funny.” You will begin working on posters with an anti-bullying message, and begin drafting essays about bullying and topics related to bullying. Check the ELA section for specific documents and study resources. 

Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday 

Social Studies:

This week you will be finishing your projects and begin investigating the causes and effects of WWI and WWII. Check the Social Studies section of the blog for specific documents and study resources.


This week is drug awareness week. We will be reading and examining various articles, current events, and statistics related to this topic, and work on anti-drug posters. Check the literacy section of the blog for specific documents and study resources.

Spanish Heritage Night

stringlatinamerican__83210.1406529718.1280.1280On Wednesday, October 7th from 6:00pm-7:30pm, Griffin Middle School will host Spanish Heritage Night. This celebration will honor our Spanish-speaking community through the food, music, art, history and culture of Spanish-speaking nations. Please come and join us to help celebrate!!!

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Today we will work with several types of pronouns using different exercises online. After you complete each of the exercises, show me the score that you received.