August 17

Week of August 20, 2018

Monday – Students will work on how scene and narration affect a story? We will also review for the QUIZ on TUESDAY.

Tuesday – QUIZ over all strategies covered. Review your notes and Study Guide!

Wednesday – We will continue working with scene and narration using the students’ independent novel.

Thursday –

August 17

Week of August 13, 2018

This week we will continue with point-of-view on Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday – Students will practice with point-of-view and rewrite the first two pages of Project 1065 with  a different narrator and with a choice to change the point of view.

Wednesday – Students will continue with the project 1065 rewrite and present to the class.

Thursday – Students are working with Interacting and Distracting voices while they read.

Friday – Students are reviewing internal and external conflict and how it effects  a story.

August 6

Week of August 6th, 2018

This week, we will be completing a unit on Independent Reading.

Monday- How to read and write a novel review.

Tuesday – How to choose a “Just Right” book for each student

Wednesday – How to identify character attributes while reading

Thursday – How to identify “Interacting” and “Distracting” voices when reading

Friday – How to identify point-of-view and how different points of view can change a story.

Students supplies:

One composition book

#2 pencils and pens

One pocket folder

Sticky Notes



August 1

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

AC Academic Habits/ Academic Habits

This week, we will go over some class norms, made name tags, solve a mystery, and get to know each other. We will be making graffiti walls to go over what good class behavior really looks like in class!

Supply List:

  • #2 pencils and pens
  • One composition notebook
  • One pocket folder with lined paper inside
  • Sticky notes
August 1

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

I know this will be a fantastic school year. I am looking forward to meeting all the students in our 7th grade classes.

This year I have two classes, so to access AC Academic Habits, click on the AC Academic Habits page to the right of the screen.

To access the on-level Academics Habits class, click on the on-level Academic Habits page link to the right. 

March 2

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

7th Grade ELA – Students took a practice Math Milestone.

Homework – Membean

6th Grade Academic Habits–  Students paired up with another student and analyzed Disney lyrics for figurative language. Afterwards, the students watched the video that showed all of the answers and self graded their work. We also went through and highlighted all of the figurative language, so the students are very clear on this topic.

Homework- None


March 2

Monday, February 27, 2017

Welcome Back!

7th Grade ELA – We jumped right back in to reading A Long Walk to Water and finding quotes that support culture, place, and time.

Homework – Membean

6th Grade Academic Habits – Students are starting figurative language. Students took notes on the terms: figurative, literal, personification, hyperbole, understatement, simile and metaphor. Afterwards, students practice identifying the different typpes of figurative language.

Homework – None

February 17

Friday, February 17, 2017


7th Grade ELA – The students finished working on the written part of the test for A Long Walk to Water. We still had a few students not finish, so it will continue after break. the students that did finish had SSR time.

Homework – Membean through this Sunday, if not completed for this week. Otherwise, none!

6th Grade Academic Habits – The students took a quiz on author’s purpose and had SSR.

Homework – Enjoy your break !

February 16

Thursday, February 17, 2016

7th Grade ELA – Students finished working on the test over section 1 in A Long Walk to Water. Some students will still need time to complete the written constructed response tomorrow. we also took another Academic Vocabulary quiz.

Homework – Membean ( There is no Membean over break, so this current week ends on Sunday)

6th Grade Academic Habits – Students took a Benchmark test today on reading comprehension. this is used to see where the students are right now, what we need to go back to and enrich, and what they need help with in general. Afterwards, students read more in Thura’s Diary.

Homework – Bring in cardboard , gift jewelry boxes.

February 15

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

On Friday, March 10th, 2017, we will be having our last Maverick Store for the year. We are in need of volunteers and donated items. We still have many leftovers from the last store so please see the sign-up sheet to determine what we need. Thank you for being willing to share your time and donations with us! Let’s make this an amazing last store for the students who have worked hard in 7th grade. Please see Mrs. McFarlane for any questions. Donations can be sent directly to Mrs. McFarlane: [email protected]. Thank you, Darcy Mcfarlane


7th Grade ELA – Students worked on the unit assessment for A Long Walk to Water through Chapter 6. The students , using articles about the tribes and Sudanese Civil War, found textual evidence to show the similarities and differences between the Dinka and Nuer tribes.  Tomorrow they will start writing about these topics.

Homework – Study Academic Vocabulary for the section you have to complete

6th Grade Academic Habits – Today, students started with identifying the author’s purpose for different videos and commercials. We also read some short passages and types of articles and answered author’s purpose questions or identified which type of purpose they were. The students took a practice quiz and we went over the answers as a whole class.

Homework – We are in need of jewelry size boxes for an upcoming activity. If you have any, please bring them to class.