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December 3-7

December3

We’re officially in crunch time with only three weeks left in the quarter, so please make to keep up-to-date will all of your assignments. Here are your reminders to the week.

On-level

  • 12/4 All annotation pages are due on Tuesday (Chapters 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 – See resources below if you need to catch up)
  • 12/4 The Giver Assessment Chapters 1-10 (assessment grade)
  • 12/6 Assessment web due Thursday
  • 12/7 Warm-Up pages due (Week of: Nov. 5th, Nov. 12th, Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd) – Staple and turn in as a packet
  • 12/7 Skills Check Assessment (assessment grade)

Resources that may help you catch up:

AC

  • 12/3 Comp questions for Fahrenheit 451 PART 1 due Monday (learning activity grade)
  • 12/4 Fahrenheit 451 PART 1 assessment (assessment grade)
  • 12/6 Assessment web due on Thursday
  • 12/7 Warm-Up pages due (Week of: Nov. 5th, Nov. 12th, Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd) – Staple and turn in as a packet
  • 12/7 Skills Check Assessment (assessment grade)
  • 12/12 DATE CHANGE! Compare/Contrast Embedded Assessment due on 12/12 instead of 12/11 (assessment grade)

Resources that may help you catch up:

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November 26-30

November27

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving break! We have four weeks left in the quarter, so please be aware of the upcoming assignments:

On-level

  • 11/30 Skills check  (learning activity grade)
  • 12/4 All annotation pages are due (Chapters 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 – See resources below if you need to catch up)
  • 12/4 The Giver Assessment Chapters 1-10 (assessment grade)
  • 12/7 Warm-Up pages due (Week of: Nov. 5th, Nov. 12th, Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd) – Staple and turn in as a packet
  • 12/7 Skills Check Assessment (assessment grade)

Resources that may help you catch up:

AC

  • 11/30 Skills check (learning activity grade)
  • 12/3 Comp questions for Fahrenheit 451 PART 1 due (learning activity grade)
  • 12/4 Fahrenheit 451 PART 1 assessment (assessment grade)
  • 12/7 Warm-Up pages due (Week of: Nov. 5th, Nov. 12th, Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd) – Staple and turn in as a packet
  • 12/7 Skills Check Assessment (assessment grade)
  • 12/11 Compare/Contrast Embedded Assessment due (assessment grade)

Resources that may help you catch up:

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November 12 – 16

November12

This week in language arts class we will be continuing our novel studies. Here are some reminders for the week:

Reminders (all classes):

  • Skills check on Friday. Make sure to review verbs (action, linking, helping, verb phrases) as well as previous material (subjects and prepositional phrases).
  • All classes will be meeting in the lab on THURSDAY for Career Cruising with Dr. Hunt.

On-Level Reminders:

  • Giver vocab chapters 1-5 will be collected on TUESDAY
  • Giver Comprehension check for chapters 1-5 has been moved to TUESDAY.
  • Giver journals are due on THURSDAY

AC Reminders:

  • 451 annotations for pages 1-15 will be collected on TUESDAY
  • 451 comprehension check for pages 1-15 on TUESDAY
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November 5 – 9

November5

I hope that you are all well rested with an extra hour of sleep this past weekend!

As a reminder, grade recovery for all classes is DUE by this Thursday 11/8 if you would like the opportunity to retake the Grammar Skills Assessment from 11/2. Students are eligible for grade recovery if they scores below an 80% on the assessment. Requirements were available in class on 11/5, but I have also attached them here as well: Summative Grade Recovery

On-level classes:

  • Giver vocab chapters 2-3 due on Wednesday
  • Giver vocab chapters 4-5 due on Friday
  • Comprehension Check for chapters 1-5 will be Monday 11/12.

AC classes:

  • Comprehension Check for pages 1-28 will be Monday 11/12.
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Grammar Assessment Tomorrow!

November1

Remember that we have a grammar assessment tomorrow. Please review parts of speech, prepositions, and subjects. You have two assignments also due tomorrow: 1) 4 weeks of warm-ups, 2) grammar practice page (pink, blue, or yellow). Remember to correct your practice page before turning it in. You can use an answer key during homeroom, or you can correct it at the very beginning of class. Happy studying!

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October 29-November 2

October30

Happy Halloween week!

Just a reminder that we have our Grammar Skills Assessment this Friday. Please use the practice pages provided in class to review prepositions, subjects, and general parts-of-speech. You are required to complete one practice page, but feel free to use the others to review the concepts and test your knowledge. This practice page will be turned in on Friday before the test.

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October 22-26

October22

It’s finally feeling like fall outside! I hope you all had a great weekend! Here are some reminders for the upcoming week:

  • We’ll be starting our novel studies this week (on Wednesday). On-level classes are reading The Giver by Lois Lowry, and AC classes are reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. You do not need to purchase your own copy of the book, but you may if you would like to.
  • We have a grammar learning activity on Friday. It will cover parts-of-speech, prepositions, and subjects. Please be reviewing and studying in order to prepare.
  • Reader’s Response journals are due on Friday. Make sure to be reading a little bit every night at home. Your response does not have to fill the entire page, but it must be a well-written response that directly answers the question and uses evidence from the book.
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October 15-19

October17

Happy conference week! Remember that students will be dismissed at 1:30 all this week. We will not have any official homework this week, but please be sure to use this time to organize,  review, catch up, and work on your Utopian project.

  • Monday: Blocks 1, 3, 4, 6 — Utopian projects due Wednesday for blocks 1, 4, and 6
  • Tuesday: Blocks 2, 3, 5, 7 — Utopian projects due Thursday for blocks 2, 3, 5, and 7
  • Wednesday: Blocks 1, 3, 4, 6
  • Thursday: Blocks 2, 3, 5, 7
  • Friday: All blocks 🙂
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October 8-12

October9

This week in language arts we are starting Unit 2: The Challenge of Utopia. On-level classes will be reading The Giver by Lois Lowry while AC classes will be reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Here are some reminders for the week:

  • Monday: Complete your Hero card for homework. This is due on Tuesday!
  • Tuesday: No homework 🙂
  • Wednesday: Work on Utopian project for homework
  • Thursday: Remember that today is early release. All 8th graders will be taking the PSAT this day, so there will not be any regular classes. Continue to work on your Utopian project.
  • Friday: Continue to work on your Utopian project if needed.
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October 1-5

October2

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a fun and restful fall break! Thank you for all the sweet emails about my son. His surgery went great, and he’s back to being a rambunctious four-year-old!

Remember that your final narrative is due THIS Thursday (10/4). Here are some resources to help you. Please check them out!

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, you need to spend at least 20 minutes working on your paper. Set a timer if you need to :).

PAPER DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th!

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