Friday, February 16

Hello, all.
You worked diligently on the Informational Text Test; however, you will need to write the paragraph about middle school at home.
Please be sure to follow the paragraph format we discussed in class. You may use your notes to do the best you can. Show me what you know!
It is okay with me that you include only 2 supporting sentences if you would like. However, this will mean that your details, facts and examples need to be EXTRA awesome!
Use the link to my name on the Dickerson website to send it to me.
Remember that I am under the “Additional Faculty” tab.
Enjoy the week off!

Week of Feb. 12, 2018

Hi, all.
We have one last week before the winter break.
Please study for the test on non-fiction / informational text which is on Friday.
I am posting a picture of the paragraph analysis we did in class.

Wednesday night YOU HAVE HOMEWORK. Analyze one of the two paragraphs using the sample we did in class.
Be prepared!

Week of January 29, 2018

Hello, all.
Welcome back, Jiwoo! We missed you!
This week we will continue with informational text.
Each night read 20 – 30 minutes. Read in English, your language or both!!!

Next week, you will all take the ACCESS test. Please give your parents the letter I sent home today, so they are aware of your testing schedule.
We’ll practice on the computer before we begin testing:)

Week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – January 15th

Hi, everyone!!
I guess I am not going to see you much this week because of the holiday on Monday, a training for ACCESS on Tuesday, snowfall on Wednesday, and icy conditions on Thursday. I hope I’ll see you on Friday:)
Please make sure that each day you read for about 30 minutes!!! It will increase your English skills and multiply your vocabulary!!

Dr. Brink has asked us to pass on this recommendation:
With a second day off, it’s a great time to wash jackets, backpacks, hats, gloves, shoes, etc. You can also wipe down lunch boxes, binders, etc. w/ cleaning wipes. Help us fight illnesses at schools such as colds & the flu! ❄️ 😷

Week of Oct. 23, 2017

I enjoyed meeting your parents last week for conferences. Thank you all for being such hard-working students.
6th / 8th grade – This week you will complete your PowerPoint Presentation on the folktale you chose. Class presentations begin on Thursday. Remember to read and re-read your folktale each night so that your presentation will be clear and complete.

7th grade – This week we’ll read through chapter 6 of The Cay. Each night, you should continue defining the vocabulary using context clues from the text and translating the terms. Our test on the first part of the novel will be in the first week of November. I’ll give you more details in class.

Week of September 18, 2017

WOW! Only one more day of ITBS and flipped schedule! It will be great to see all the 6th graders again.
We will have a test on Figurative language on Friday, so everyone needs to study the notes we took on the PowerPoint. Also, remember the figurative language you all found in the literature we have been reading!
Study a little each night, so it will be easier for you to learn all of the types of figurative language.
Read something fun!!

Week of September 10th

Hello, everyone. I hope you are staying inside and staying safe.
I just want to let the 7th graders know that the ITBS will begin on Thursday. We will return to school on Wednesday, but the test will start on Thursday. That way, we will have one regular day back at school before the test starts.
Since you all are staying in-doors and out of the rain, it’s a good idea to pick up a book and read!
Any book will do, but you have enough time to pick up a really interesting one that is a little longer.
See you all on Wednesday!

Week of August 14, 2017

Your results on the DGP quiz were pretty good! Good job on the first quiz!
This Friday, you will have a quiz on DGP #2. Be sure to study a little each night.

Below is a letter from Dr. Brink about Monday, August 21.

August 16, 2017

Plan C: Planning through the Eclipse
Monday is a school spirit day! Wear an Eclipse t-shirt or a black t-shirt. Teachers have planned enriching eclipse related lessons and activities for the day.
It is my understanding that some students will not be here on Monday and others will be checked out early. If either is your plan, please send in a note by Friday, August 18th, to indicate an absence or an early checkout. Students who are not checked out until 12:45 will be counted present for the day. With a note, absence on this day will be an excused absence. Helping us by providing absentee or checkout information by Friday, August 18th will allow us to make appropriate plans for food preparation in the cafeteria and classroom plans. We are asking that early checkouts are completed no later than 1:30 to allow us to establish a routine and enjoy the Eclipse.
Remember, school is extended until 5:00 on Monday and we are hoping to begin dismissal at or just before that time. The better informed we can be of your plans the easier the day will flow. Thank you for your assistance.
In a nutshell:
• Please send in a note by Friday, August 18th if your student is going to be absent.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This has been a productive week learning about the elements of short stories.
Don’t forget to study for your first DGP Quiz tomorrow!
Also we will write a journal using a video clip, so come prepared to create!
See you in class.