April 18

April 16-20

We are almost done with testing! 6th and 8th graders are done, and 7th grade will be done tomorrow. Yay! This means we are almost back to our normal schedules!

Origins of Language – When schedules are back to normal we will be beginning our German novel The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. We will read about 10-15 of the fairy tale stories, some familiar to us and some that are not. We will have classwork, and quizzes while we are reading, and our last and final test will be on May 16th if all goes well and we stay on track.

3rd Block Reading – We have been trying to start The Outsiders, but our schedules have been off and some students see me while others see an alternate teacher. By the end of the week, we are aiming to have chapters 1 and 2 read. We have chapter questions that will be completed in class and glued into our composition books, and we will have reading comprehension quizzes periodically. Once we get back on the same schedules, I will let you know what day our test will fall on.

Read 180 – We have been independently reading in class through the testing weeks, and everyone should have a quarter 4 reading counts quiz by this Friday, April 20th. We also still have our read theory homework due every Friday. Some of you seem to be forgetting to complete homework and it really is bringing your grade average down! Please complete two read theory homework readings by each Friday!

March 2

BOOK FAIR!!!

 

Book Fair Dates: Monday, March 5th – Friday, March 9th

Location: The Media Center

Shopping Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Shop the Online Scholastic Book Fair from Sunday, February 25th – Saturday, March 9th

7th Grade – My 7th block will be shopping during class on Monday, my 3rd block will be shopping during class on Tuesday (after lunch).

8th Grade – Visit the book fair on your own!

Check out the eWallet option! No need to carry cash or check and you’ll only be charged what is spend from your predetermined allotment. 🙂 

 

March 1

Feb. 26 – Mar. 2

Origins of Language:

Monday 2/26 – Finish project presentation from before the break

Tuesday 2/27 – Introduce Gary Soto; Read “Baseball in April”; complete questions

Wednesday 2/28 – Read “Barbie”; compare/contrast and questions

Thursday 3/1 – Writing prompt for both “Baseball in April” and “Barbie”

Friday 3/2 – Quiz on “Baseball in April” and “Barbie” Writing Pompts

 

Reading:

Monday 2/26 – Unit 1 packet, reading 1

Tuesday 2/27 – Unit 1 packet, reading 2

Wednesday 2/28 – Answer multiple choice questions

Thursday 3/1 – Answer writing prompts

Friday 3/2 – Finish writing prompts

 

Read 180:

Monday 2/26 – Introduction to new workshop and Poe

Tuesday 2/27 – rotations

Wednesday 2/28 – Introduction to new vocabulary in packet

Thursday 3/1 – rotations

Friday 3/2 – Make-up work

February 12

Feb. 12-16

Origins of Language:

  • Monday 2/12 – form citations in MLA format; spice up your powerpoint
  • Tuesday 2/13 – finalize projects
  • Wednesday 2/14 – present projects
  • Thursday 2/15 – present projects
  • Friday 2/16 – present projects

3rd Block Reading:

*Choice board questions link –> join.quizizz.com game code:499229

  • Monday 2/12 – in class time to work on projects
  • Tuesday 2/13- in class time to work on project
  • Wednesday 2/14 – Project DUE / and TEST DAY!
  • Thursday 2/15 – touchstones assessment
  • Friday 2/16 – touchstones assessment

 

February 5

February 5 – 9

Origins of Language:

  • Monday 2/5 – take the state health survey; choose project topics
  • Tuesday 2/6 – review project guidelines; begin individual research project
  • Wednesday 2/7 – work on individual research project
  • Thursday 2/8 – work on individual research project
  • Friday 2/9 – work on individual research project

 Cobb Digital Library Link username: lunch# password: read // Look for Biography in Context and/or Brittanica 

3rd Block Reading:

  • Monday 2/5 – finish read “There Will Come Soft Rains”
  • Tuesday 2/6 – complete post reading questions for “There Will Come Soft Rains”
  • Wednesday 2/7 – post reading writing assignment
  • Thursday 2/8 – post reading writing assignment
  • Friday 2/9 – turn in post reading writing assignment; take the state health survey

7th Block Read 180:

  • Monday 2/5 – group 1 will take the state health survey; group 2 will be in the independent reading rotation
  • Tuesday 2/6 – group 2 will take the state health survey; group 1 will be in the independent reading rotation
  • Wednesday 2/7 – group 1 will be typing up their argumentative essay drafts; group 2 will be in the independent reading rotation
  • Thursday 2/8 – group 2 will be typing up their argumentative essay drafts; group 1 will be in the independent reading rotations
  • Friday 2/9 – all typed essays due; one-on-one teacher/student consultations
February 2

Lysol Spray Donations

I would graciously accept any and all Lysol spray donations for our classroom. I would love to be able to disinfect our classroom between every class period to help with the germs affecting our students and staff. I hope everyone who has been sick lately heals quickly!

January 31

January 29 – February 2

Origins of Language:

  • Monday 1/29 – Spanish colors, complete a color by number using the Spanish colors
  • Tuesday 1/30 – QUIZ over language, numbers, days, and months
  • Wednesday 1/31 – received study guide for final Spanish test Friday
  • Thursday 2/1 – Class collaboration – review of study guide
  • Friday 2/2 – Spanish final test – Quizlet Links

3rd Block Reading: 

  • Monday 1/29 – peer edit post-response paragraphs on “The Sound of Thunder”
  • Tuesday 1/30 – pre-assessment on “There Will Come Soft Rains”
  • Wednesday 1/31 – pre-reading assignment on “There Will Come Soft Rains”
  • Thursday 2/1 – finishing pre-reading assignment on “There Will Come Soft Rains”
  • Friday 2/2 – Read “There Will Come Soft Rains” (first three pages with annotations)

7th Block Reading:

  • Monday 1/29 – peer edit argumentative essay
  • Tuesday 1/30 – reading nook and computer software stations
  • Wednesday 1/31 – reading counts quiz due today!
  • Thursday 2/1 – reading rotations
  • Friday 2/2 – reading rotations