May 22

FINAL BLOG OF THE YEAR!

It’s been a great year and I have enjoyed teaching you all!  Tomorrow is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  DO NOT BRING ANYTHING, except YOUR LUNCH IN A DISPOSABLE BAG, MAVERICK MONEY, and REAL MONEY IF YOU WANT TREATS AT THE CARNIVAL.  Come back ready to take on the 7th grade! (Don’t forget everything we taught you!)  🙂 Have a great summer! 


ANNOUNCEMENT:

Renaissance Carnival

The Annual McClure Renaissance Carnival will be on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  We need volunteers to make this a fun and rewarding event for our kids!  Teachers and staff will be at each location, but additional parent volunteers are needed.  Please sign up to help https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4aa5af28a1f85-volunteer.

May 17

Today’s Help – 5/17/18

ATTENTION:  LOTS OF ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS: 

Renaissance Carnival

On May 23, the last of school, McClure will be hosting its annual Renaissance Carnival. It can’t happen without your help! Please see Sign Up Genius to volunteer www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C4AA5AF28A1F85-volunteer


Attention McClure Parents, If your student has medication in the Clinic, please pick it up on or before the last day of school.  Medications not picked up will be disposed of.  We have early dismissal at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 22nd, and Wednesday, May 23rd.  All students must be picked up by 1:30, or they can ride their bus home.

Thank you!


Attention McClure Parents- A message is from the Cafeteria.  As the school year comes to a close, please note that charges will not be allowed beginning Wednesday, May 16th.  It is important that you send in any owed funds, as well as money for meals daily or through the end of the year, at this time.

Hello McClure Parents,   Extra Yearbooks will be on sale on Monday morning, May 21st, after homeroom.  The cost is $50 cash only.  Please bring in exact change only!  We cannot accept personal checks. Please send money with your student and have them listen to the morning announcements for directions.    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jezerinac.


ALL STUDENTS need to bring in a 9 x 12 (large) envelope for end of year paperwork to be mailed home after school is out. You need to Self-address the envelope, and place 2 stamps on the envelope in the correct places.

OR  you may purchase an envelope with stamps at the school store for $1.50 while supplies last.


SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

HW: None

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

HW:  STUDY for Government Test on Friday!  Here’s notes from the past:

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

HW:  Complete ALL of your Short Story – was due today…need to turn in tomorrow and we’d like to share stories.

Also, for the “No Excuse Spelling List”, you are writing the words that you missed on the Pop Quiz today 10 times to replace the grade from today.  Here is the list of words:

NO EXCUSE SPELLING LIST

  1. believe
  2. there
  3. because
  4. since
  5. knew
  6. your
  7. through
  8. January
  9. choose
  10. right
  11. write
  12. different
  13. lesson
  14. resource
  15. sentence
  16. participate
  17. where
  18. February
  19. past
  20. pass

 

May 15

Today’s Help – 5/15/18

Attention McClure Parents,

This message is from the Cafeteria.  As the school year comes to a close, please note that charges will not be allowed beginning Wednesday, May 16th.  It is important that you send in any owed funds, as well as money for meals daily or through the end of the year, at this time.


ALL STUDENTS:

Need an 9 x 12 (large) envelope for end of year paperwork to be mailed home after school is out. You need to Self-address the envelope, and place 2 stamps on the envelope in the correct places.

OR  you may purchase an envelope with stamps at the school store for $1.50 while supplies last.

6th Grade Field Day tomorrow! 

  • DO NOT BRING BACKPACKS TO SCHOOL. 

  • BRING: Water bottles, sunscreen, deodorant, winning spirit, and an attitude of sportsmanship! 

PARENT —–  NEED VOLUNTEERS: 

2018 McClure Olympics begin on Monday, May 14 with Opening Ceremonies.  Field Events are Tuesday, May 15 (7th grade), Wednesday, May 16 (6th grade) and Thursday, May 17 (8th grade).  Friday, May 18 will be the Closing Ceremonies.  Event volunteers will be asked to help monitor students, crowd control and assist the lead teacher.  You will not be responsible for running the event.   Please consider volunteering for as many slots/days as you can!  To make this week successful we need your help!

All volunteers check-in at the volunteer table inside the front doors of McClure.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aaea62ba02-2018


SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

HW:  None

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

HW:  STUDY for Government Test on Friday!  Here’s notes from the past:

LANGUAGE ARTS: Leonard

HW: Short Story due Thursday – we will be sharing our stories aloud.

 

 

May 14

Today’s Help – 5/14/18

ALL STUDENTS:

Need an 9 x 12 (large) envelope for end of year paperwork to be mailed home after school is out. You need to Self-address the envelope, and place 2 stamps on the envelope in the correct places.

OR  you may purchase an envelope with stamps at the school store for $1.50 while supplies last.


McClure Olympics is officially open for 2018 games!

NEED VOLUNTEERS: 

2018 McClure Olympics begin on Monday, May 14 with Opening Ceremonies.  Field Events are Tuesday, May 15 (7th grade), Wednesday, May 16 (6th grade) and Thursday, May 17 (8th grade).  Friday, May 18 will be the Closing Ceremonies.  Event volunteers will be asked to help monitor students, crowd control and assist the lead teacher.  You will not be responsible for running the event.   Please consider volunteering for as many slots/days as you can!  To make this week successful we need your help!

All volunteers check-in at the volunteer table inside the front doors of McClure.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aaea62ba02-2018


SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull and Leonard

HW:  STUDY for Government Test!  Here’s notes from the past:

 

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

HW: Study for Short Story Vocabulary test tomorrow. Short Story Vocab Study Stack

 

 

May 10

Today’s Help – 5/10/18

ALL STUDENTS:

Need an 9 x 12 (large) envelope for end of year paperwork to be mailed home after school is out. You need to Self-address the envelope, and place 2 stamps on the envelope in the correct places.

OR  you may purchase an envelope with stamps at the school store for $1.50 while supplies last.


2018 McClure Olympics

2018 McClure Olympics begin on Monday, May 14 with Opening Ceremonies.  Field Events are Tuesday, May 15 (7th grade), Wednesday, May 16 (6th grade) and Thursday, May 17 (8th grade).  Friday, May 18 will be the Closing Ceremonies.  Event volunteers will be asked to help monitor students, crowd control and assist the lead teacher.  You will not be responsible for running the event.   Please consider volunteering for as many slots/days as you can!  To make this week successful we need your help!

All volunteers check-in at the volunteer table inside the front doors of McClure.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aaea62ba02-2018


SLO Review Question of the Day:

Government – What is the difference between a Presidential Democracy and a Parliamentary Democracy? Presidential VS Parliamentary-18wz566

Who is the Head of State in each?  Who is the Head of Government in each? 

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We discussed the European Union today as an example of a Confederation – a voluntary organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league.  What are some benefits of the European Union?  They are in an alliance and work together for economic progress and success. Also, they have a common currency so that they can trade easily.  How do they communicate with so many different countries and languages? Many people in Europe learn more than their native language, many people are bilingual. 


SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull and Leonard

HW:  SLO is tomorrow.  You are ready!  Complete some USA Test Prep activities in your weakest areas and get a great night’s rest.  (DO NOT stay up late playing Fortnite  🙂

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

HW: Membean- 30 min by Sunday night.

Short Story Vocab quiz next Tuesday. Short Story Vocab Study Stack. 

 

 

 

 

May 9

Today’s Help – 5/9/18

ALL STUDENTS:

Need an 9 x 12 (large) envelope for end of year paperwork to be mailed home after school is out. You need to Self-address the envelope, and place 2 stamps on the envelope in the correct places.

OR  you may purchase an envelope with stamps at the school store for $1.50 while supplies last.


2018 McClure Olympics

2018 McClure Olympics begin on Monday, May 14 with Opening Ceremonies.  Field Events are Tuesday, May 15 (7th grade), Wednesday, May 16 (6th grade) and Thursday, May 17 (8th grade).  Friday, May 18 will be the Closing Ceremonies.  Event volunteers will be asked to help monitor students, crowd control and assist the lead teacher.  You will not be responsible for running the event.   Please consider volunteering for as many slots/days as you can!  To make this week successful we need your help!

All volunteers check-in at the volunteer table inside the front doors of McClure.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aaea62ba02-2018


SLO Review Question of the Day:

What happens when Europeans arrived anywhere in the world?  (Think of Australia, Canada and Latin America)    **** Europeans took over the land claiming it for their own purposes often forcing natives to live somewhere else. They brought diseases which killed natives. They often enslaved native people. They impacted the culture, religion, and languages. People began speaking their language-English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Also, many natives converted to Christianity. 

Describe the Cold War.   The Cold War was a period of hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union between 1947 and 1991.  The USA was Democratic (ruled by the people) and Soviet Union was Communist (government owned everything).  Germany was divided at that time in to West Germany (Democratic) and East Germany (Communist). Berlin, Germany was also divided in to West Berlin (Democratic) and East Berlin (Communist). In 1961, the Berlin Wall was built dividing Berlin.  One event of the Cold War which was scary for the USA, was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, when the Soviet Union worked with Cuba (also Communist) to build a missile base.  There were many other events of the Cold War such as Invasions in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korean Wars, and Olympic boycotts. Communism eventually began to fail as an economic system. The Berlin Wall fell and Germany was re-unified. The Soviet Union fell apart in 1991 ending the Cold War. 


SOCIAL STUDIES: Crull

HW:

  • Continue reviewing all vocabulary lists.
  • USA Test Prep.   Work on the green dots!
  • Also bring your devices to class on Thursday.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Leonard

HW: After reviewing your purple standards, complete some USA Test Prep activities on the standards you need to work on.

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Leonard

HW:

  • Complete USA Test Prep activity.
  • Membean – 30 minutes by Sunday night.
  • Quiz on Short Story Vocab next Tuesday

 

May 7

Today’s Help – 5/7/18

2018 McClure Olympics

2018 McClure Olympics begin on Monday, May 14 with Opening Ceremonies.  Field Events are Tuesday, May 15 (7th grade), Wednesday, May 16 (6th grade) and Thursday, May 17 (8th grade).  Friday, May 18 will be the Closing Ceremonies.  Event volunteers will be asked to help monitor students, crowd control and assist the lead teacher.  You will not be responsible for running the event.   Please consider volunteering for as many slots/days as you can!  To make this week successful we need your help!

All volunteers check-in at the volunteer table inside the front doors of McClure.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aaea62ba02-2018


SLO Review Question of the Day:

What were the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles?  Germany was blamed for WWI and forced to take responsibility:

  • they had to pay reparations (payments) for the damage they caused in the war
  • they had to give up part of their land
  • they were forced to reduce the size and strength of their armed forces

This angered Germans, and with the promises of Hitler to rebuild Germany’s power, led to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party. 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

HW: USA Test Prep – complete activities you still need to work in…Europe History? Government? Canada physical features?

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

HW: Review Standards (Purple Sheets) and check whether you are “In progress” or Mastered. Complete USA Test Prep activities in areas you are “In progress” to review for the SLO.

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

HW:

  • Membean – 30 minutes by Sunday night.
  • USA Test Prep
May 4

Today’s Help – 5/4/18

Calling all 6th and 7th grade parents!  We are in desperate need of 3-4 more volunteers minimum!!  Please consider volunteering to chaperone the 8th grade dance this Saturday night.  See Sign Up Genius for details.  Thank you for your consideration!!!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aaea62ba02-8thgrade1


SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

HW:

  • Complete the SLO Map Review packet. Here’s help and a way to practice: Sheppard Software World Geography games
  • Complete some USA Test Prep activities in the Europe section.  Go for the Green dots!

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

HW:

  • Finish getting information on your country. Use Culture Grams and CIA Factbook -access using Cobb Digital library. Use your O365 login ([email protected]) and the computer password that you use here at school.)   Also here is the link to the: CIA World Factbook
  • Review for SLO – May 11th – Get on USA Test Prep (mccluremsga …  lunch #  …  lunch #)

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

HW:

  • Membean – 30 minutes by Sunday night.
  • Study Short Story Vocabulary – Quiz next Wednesday.  See previous blog for link.
  • Continue thinking about YOUR short story.  Look and listen around you for inspiration!
May 2

Today’s Help – 5/2/18

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

Today, we took our test on Vocabulary List #12. We reviewed our Standards to identify areas we need to review and we began answering 3 short answer questions on Latin America’s Current Events using the last page of our green Latin America packet.

HW: Finish the questions using the RACE strategy.  Here’s help: RACE_strategy

  • R– Restate the question.
  • A-Answer the question.
  • C– Cite evidence from the passage on Current Events.
  • E-Explain how the evidence supports your answer.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

Today, we took our test on Vocabulary List #12.

HW: Complete the assignment in USA Test Prep by Friday 5/4/18.

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Today we reviewed vocabulary using your homework word cards. Then, we discussed our next writing assignment which will be fictional short story.

HW: Think about what your fictional short story will be about: characters/setting/events…

Short Story Vocabulary quiz will be next Wednesday – 5/9/18.   Short Story Vocab

April 30

Today’s Help – 4/30/18

Attention McClure Parents, 

Quarter 4 Progress Reports are now posted in ParentVue.  If you have trouble accessing your ParentVue account, please email Mr. Gandolfo at [email protected] for assistance.  If you do not have a ParentVue account, you may pick up the materials necessary to set up your account from the McClure office.  Please contact your child’s teacher for specific grade questions. 


SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

Today we discussed the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  We also viewed a very informative video on Cuba.

HW:  Make sure you have completed the last page of the green packet, “Current Events”, looked up unknown words, and are ready to discuss the events.  (See Friday’s blog for help with the unknown words).  

Study: Vocabulary Test #12 – Wed., May 2  —  Study Stack – Vocabulary List #12    and  Quizlet – Vocabulary List #12.  

SLO – Friday, May 11 – Review using USA Test Prep

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

Today we discussed the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  We also viewed a very informative video on Cuba.

HW: Complete a Practice Test in USA Test Prep. Record your grade in your agenda and get your parent to sign the agenda. 

Study: Vocabulary Test #12 – Wed., May 2  —  Study Stack – Vocabulary List #12    and  Quizlet – Vocabulary List #12.  

SLO – Friday, May 11 – Review using USA Test Prep

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Today, we completed questions on “The Fun They Had”.

HW: Review your Short Story vocabulary:  Short Story Vocab

Have a great evening!