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October 15-19

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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

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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

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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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ENJOY Your Fall Break

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Happy Fall Break!

I hope you all have a safe and fun Fall Break! Remember that your final narrative is due on October 4th. You do NOT need to work on it over break, but for those who want to get ahead, here are some reminders:

Hope this helps! See you in a week!

 

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September 17-21:

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A few reminders for this week:

  • IOWA/CogAt testing is still going on for 7th graders. This means that 8th graders will have connections in the morning on Monday and Tuesday.
  • You have a QUIZ (Learning Activity) over The Odyssey this Tuesday. Make sure to complete your book questions and chart on page 8 (Initiation Stage)
  • ONLINE TEXTBOOK: If you need to access the online textbook at any time this year, please use the following directions: Springboard online Directions-1lz8o7g

Here’s a look at what we’re doing this week in class.

  • Monday: Review The Odyssey; watch a video representation of the story; work on comprehension questions #1-4, 6, 7, 13; work on the Initiation Stage part of the chart (page 8)
  • Tuesday: take Odyssey Learning; write journal
  • Wednesday: Begin Return Stage; watch Return Stage video; complete chart on page 8
  • Thursday: Dialogue warm-up; work on Hero’s Journey Narrative Chart
  • Friday: Dialogue warm-up; work on Hero’s Journey Narrative Chart = DUE after break!
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September 10-14

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A few reminders for this week:

  • IOWA/CogAt testing starts for 7th graders on Wednesday. This means that 8th graders will have connections in the morning on testing days.
  • You have a QUIZ (Learning Activity) over The Drummer Boy of Shiloh this Tuesday. Make sure to complete your book questions and graphic organizer prior to starting this quiz.
  • ONLINE TEXTBOOK: If you need to access the online textbook at any time this year, please use the following directions: Springboard online Directions-1lz8o7g

Here’s a look at what we’re doing this week in class.

  • Monday: Working on D.B.O.S questions #1,2,4,6,7,8; completing Departure Stage graphic organizer; working on D.B.O.S graphic organizer
  • Tuesday: D.B.O.S “Quiz”; Odyssey introductory journal
  • Wednesday: Begin Initiation Stage = Introduction to The Odyssey; begin reading
  • Thursday: Continue reading The Odyssey
  • Friday: Complete reading The Odyssey; work on comp. questions
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Happy Friday!

September7

In class today, we finished reading “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh’ by Ray Bradbury. We started comprehension questions #1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. It’s not official homework to complete the questions, but please know that you will only have about 10 minutes on Monday to complete your responses.

I hope you have a fabulous, fun-filled Friday and rest of your weekend!

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Recovery Reminder

September6

Just a reminder that your figurative language grade recovery is due tomorrow. You should have checked your grade on Synergy. If you scored below a 75, you’re eligible. You should have picked up a green grade recovery sheet in class. Make sure to complete it, check your answers, and turn it in tomorrow.

 

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August 27 – 31

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Big reminder that your figurative language assessment is THIS Tuesday (8/28). Please make sure to prepare. I have attached review PPT that you could use to practice, but please make sure to review your notes/study guide as well. Figurative Language Review Game-2gmdvgm

Here’s a sketch of what this week in class will look like:

Monday: Review for figurative language assessment

Tuesday: Figurative Language Asessment

Wednesday: Creative Journal Writing. Remember that today is EARLY RELEASE!

Thursday: Begin introduction to unit theme: The Challenges of Heroism

Friday: Unpack Narrative Embedded Assessment

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Friday Reminder:

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Remember that your “Sam McGee” activity is due on Monday!

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