Tricia Rymas | Literature

Trish Rymas | Literature

March 30th – April 4th

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM THE UPPER UNIT TEACHERS!!!  


TUTORIAL LINKS FOR SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS ON EDMODO:
Tutorial for Submitting Assignments by attaching a file  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DRNJRpF48QBwjx1cEFHEsDh_9jOaLH5B/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for Submitting Assignments Directly on a Worksheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TO_myYU0Xc2t7KXqCbOB1vAXxV8RHTZe/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for Submitting Assignment using a blank document https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ne0iabpw0dtT7cP-091UO-xlv-Skwmsq/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for submitting a picture   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SigrbgDwvRay9UOLYTfgImLXDtJS8QjG/view?usp=sharing

 


***Please be patient with this remote learning process as this is a new proces to both the staff and students.  We have been working hard all week to get our plans in place.
*I will continue to post my weekly lesson plans here, but the actual assignents will be posted via the online learning platform of Edmodo.com.  There are many ways to submit the assignment.  I have shown the students various ways and also posted step by step directions.  I have also provided tutorials (see the above links).  If your child is having difficulty submitting assignments, please let me know ASAP.  If you need a tutorial on something, LET ME KNOW!!!!

HELPFUL REMINDERS WHEN USING EDMODO


6th Grade: ART & SPANISH ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK 

ART Assignment:  Sixth Grade Remote Art Learning Activity Week 3 March 30th

SPANISH:

El tiempo!
I know you all miss our weather talks!  So, let’s review and learn a few new terms:
1. Read this webpage top to bottom. Then watch video at the end.
2. Complete at least 5 minutes of IXL Spanish, letter H. Click on “Learn with an example” for reference before starting.
Due date: Viernes, 3 de Abril del año 2020.
Up to you how the students should submit these (email, pictures, etc?).  Whatever you deem appropriate is fine with me.  Any questions, I am available at mviso@sjrs.org

HELPFUL REMINDERS WHEN USING EDMODO


Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will read a short story called, Nadia the Willful by Sue Alexander.  THE MARKING PERIOD ENDS THIS WEEK!  I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING MISSING WORK.

**Objectives:
To analyze characters and actions using text evidence to support claims
To analyze internal and external conflicts within the novel
To analyze theme using text evidence and supporting details

IMPORTANT DATES:
4/2   ZOOM meeting for TEST REVIEW see Edmodo for link; meeting at 10:30am
4/3   Part 1 Multiple Choice Test

Monday –  Vocabulary definitions – due today; Read story
Tuesday – Work on  Study Guide ( due by Wednesday at 3:00)
Wednesday –  Finish Study Guide and submit by 3:00 TODAY; begin working on open ended questions (due by Friday at 3:00)
Thursday –  Check Study Guide with posted Answer Key; Finish open ended questions and submit — these are due TOMORROW; Zoom review at 10:30 am
Friday –  Multiple Choice TEST today; OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS DUE TODAY by 3:00 (QUIZ grade)

RESOURCES:
Nadia the Willful Story  Nadia the Willful by Sue Alexander

NOTES:


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will be reading chapters 13-16 of Shooting the Moon.  Study Guides are due by 3:00 on THURSDAY.  Zoom Review will be Friday at 11:15.  THE MARKING PERIOD ENDS THIS WEEK!  I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING MISSING WORK.

OBJECTIVES:
To identify and define new vocabulary words in context
To analyze theme and cite text evidence and supporting details from the novel
To analyze symbolism within the novel

IMPORTANT DATES
3/31 PART 1 TEST (multiple choice)
4/1   PART 2 TEST (ESSAY TEST)

Monday –  Take Quiz on Edmodo for ch. 1-8.  & Start reading chapters 13-16: Study Guide due THURSDAY by 3:00 (I suggest reading all chapter 13-16)
Tuesday –  Work on SG – due Thursday by 3:00  (I suggest completing ch. 13-14 questions today)
Wednesday –   SG DUE TOMORROW by 3:00; Submit on Edmodo.
Thursday –   STUDY GUIDES DUE TODAY AT 3:00  
Friday–  Check SG with Answer Key and meet on Zoom at 11:15 for review and questions; TEST TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY next week

Notes:
Quizlet Review for Shooting the Moon Chapters 1-8  https://quizlet.com/_891o8x?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0


GRADE 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
3/30   QUIZ on Acts 1 & 2 

***This week we will continue reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  We will read all of ACT 3. Study Guides will be due Wednesday by 3:00.  On Thursday, I will post the study guide answer key.  Open Ended Question will be due Friday 4/4.  THE MARKING PERIOD ENDS THIS WEEK!  I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING MISSING WORK.  

OBJECTIVES:
To analyze interactions between main characters and subordinate characters in a literary drama
To interpret and analyze how character interactions affect and develop the plot
To recognize and understand the use and purpose of various literary devices

Monday –  Take quiz on Acts 1-2 via Edmodo.   Read all of ACT 3.  I suggest reading Scenes 1-2 today and answering those questions)
Tuesday – Work on SG – due Wed. at 3:00 (suggestion: finish reading Scenes 3-5 and answer questions)
Wednesday –  FINISH SG questions and submit by 3:00PM.  Begin working on Open ended essay question which is due Friday at 3:00.
Thursday -Check SG answers and work on open ended questions
Friday-  OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS DUE TODAY BY 3:00; ZOOM MEETING AT 10:30 for review and questions

NOTES:

RESOURCES:
Romeo and Juliet  https://www.biloxischools.net/cms/lib07/MS01910473/Centricity/Domain/440/No%20Fear%20Shakespeare%20-%20Romeo%20and%20Juliet.pdf
Quizlet Review Acts 1 & 2 https://quizlet.com/_891ibn?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

March 23rd to March 26th – WEEK 2 OF REMOTE LEARNING

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM THE UPPER UNIT TEACHERS!!!  


TUTORIAL LINKS FOR SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS ON EDMODO:
Tutorial for Submitting Assignments by attaching a file  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DRNJRpF48QBwjx1cEFHEsDh_9jOaLH5B/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for Submitting Assignments Directly on a Worksheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TO_myYU0Xc2t7KXqCbOB1vAXxV8RHTZe/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for Submitting Assignment using a blank document https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ne0iabpw0dtT7cP-091UO-xlv-Skwmsq/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for submitting a picture   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SigrbgDwvRay9UOLYTfgImLXDtJS8QjG/view?usp=sharing

 


***Please be patient with this remote learning process as this is a new proces to both the staff and students.  We have been working hard all week to get our plans in place.
*I will continue to post my weekly lesson plans here, but the actual assignents will be posted via the online learning platform of Edmodo.com.  There are many ways to submit the assignment.  I have shown the students various ways and also posted step by step directions.  I have also provided tutorials (see the above links).  If your child is having difficulty submitting assignments, please let me know ASAP.  If you need a tutorial on something, LET ME KNOW!!!!

HELPFUL REMINDERS WHEN USING EDMODO


6th Grade: ART & SPANISH ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK 

ART Assignment: 6th Grade Remote Art Learning Activity March 23rd
SPANISH:
1. Watch this you tube video about Señor Landon and his dog Yabo:  https://youtu.be/xnY5VYeKrH8
2. In English, describe briefly what Señor Landon is talking about.
3. Write the lyric chunk from the canción(song) that Señor Landon canta (sings) while washing Yabo’s hands.  Only the lyrics that Señor Landon is heard singing in the video.  Use the story “Diego y sus amigos” from Señor Wooly for reference, if needed.

Up to you how the students should submit these (email, pictures, etc?).  Whatever you deem appropriate is fine with me.  Any questions, I am available at mviso@sjrs.org

HELPFUL REMINDERS WHEN USING EDMODO
Monday 3/23 Morning Annoucements https://youtu.be/EOPiks2js7Q
Tuesday 3/24 Morning Announcements  https://youtu.be/L7YyaTdffBg
Wednesday 3/25  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpP00f3gIcs

Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will finish our novel, Call of the Wild and have a two part test.  Part 1 will be on Tuesday through Edmodo.  It will be multiple choice.  Part 2 will be on Wednesday.  I will post the open ended essay questions on Wednesday morning, and it will be due by 3:00 that same day (WEDNESDAY).  The open ended questions will be taken from chapters 1-7.  The marking period is soming to an end!!!  Please check Renweb and send me any missing work by Thursday 3/26.

**Objectives:
To analyze characters and actions using text evidence to support claims
To analyze internal and external conflicts within the novel
To analyze theme using text evidence and supporting details

IMPORTANT DATES:
3/23   ZOOM meeting for TEST REVIEW BY CLASS 6R at 10:00 and  11:00 for 6P — see Edmodo for link
3/24  Call of the Wild Part 1 TEST – multiple choice
3/25 Call of the Wild Part 2 TEST – OPEN ENDED ESSAY

Monday –  Review study guide, meet to discuss via Zoom, and STUDY FOR TEST — use QUIZLET –  TEST TOMORROW!!!
Tuesday – Part 1 TEST – multiple choice on Edmodo; gather notes for tomorrow’s open ended essay
Wednesday –  Part 2 TEST – OPEN ENDED ESSAY question (open notebook – MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3:00)
Thursday –  Literary Terms Review Sheet; Read for 20 minutes (anything; it’s a great time to start a new DEAR book)
Friday –  NO SCHOOL 

RESOURCES:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London Book https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/London/Call%20of%20Wild.pdf
Call of the Wild Chapter 5-7 Review Quizlet   https://quizlet.com/_888xod?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

NOTES:
Call of the Wild Chapter Summary Notes


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will be reading chapters 9-12 of Shooting the Moon.  Study Guides are due by 3:00 on WEDNESDAY.  I will post answer key to the study guide on Thursday and we will meet through ZOOM to discuss.  I will post ZOOM link on Edmodo — download the app.  Please check Renweb and send me any missing work by Thursday 3/26.

OBJECTIVES:
To identify and define new vocabulary words in context
To analyze theme and cite text evidence and supporting details from the novel
To analyze symbolism within the novel

IMPORTANT DATES
Monday 3/30 Quick Quiz on ch. 1-8 (multiple choice)

Monday –  Start reading chapters 9-12: Study Guide due Wednesday by 3:00 (I suggest reading all chapter 9-12)
Tuesday –  Work on SG – due Wednesday by 3:00  (I suggest completing ch. 9-11 questions today)
Wednesday –   SG DUE TODAY by 3:00; Submit on Edmodo. We are checking them tomorrow and will meet on zoom (Finishing ch, 12 questions and open ended); SUBMIT
Thursday –   Check answers on study guide and then meet on zoom to ask questions.  QUIZ ON MONDAY 3/30
Friday–  No School

Notes:


GRADE 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
3/30   QUIZ on Acts 1 & 2 

***This week we will continue reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  We will read all of ACT 2. Study Guides will be due Wednesday by 3:00.  On Thursday, I will post the answer key and set up a zoom meeting to discuss and review  ACTS 1 and 2.  I’ll set that up for Thursday morning and then I’ll post a short quiz on MONDAY, 3/30.  Please check Renweb and send me any missing work by Thursday 3/26.

OBJECTIVES:
To analyze interactions between main characters and subordinate characters in a literary drama
To interpret and analyze how character interactions affect and develop the plot
To recognize and understand the use and purpose of various literary devices

Monday –  Read Act 2 this week and answer SG questions for Scenes 1-6.  All answers should be in complete sentences. (I suggest reading Scenes 1-3 today and answering those questions)
Tuesday – Work on SG – due Wed. at 3:00 (suggestion: finish reading Scenes 4-6 and answer questions)
Wednesday –  FINISH SG ACT Scenes 1-6 questions and submit by 3:00PM.  Begin working on Open ended essay question which is due tomorrow, Thursday at 3:00.
Thursday -Check SG answers by 10:00. Details to come when to meet on zoom for any questions related to SG and open ended qustions – sometime after 10:00;  SUBMIT OPEN ENDED ESSAY.  QUIZ MONDAY, 3/30 ON ACTS 1 and 2
Friday–  No School 

NOTES:

RESOURCES:
Romeo and Juliet  https://www.biloxischools.net/cms/lib07/MS01910473/Centricity/Domain/440/No%20Fear%20Shakespeare%20-%20Romeo%20and%20Juliet.pdf

March 16th- March 20th

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM THE UPPER UNIT TEACHERS!!!  
Remote Learning Letter


TUTORIAL LINKS FOR SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS ON EDMODO:
Tutorial for Submitting Assignments by attaching a file  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DRNJRpF48QBwjx1cEFHEsDh_9jOaLH5B/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for Submitting Assignments Directly on a Worksheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TO_myYU0Xc2t7KXqCbOB1vAXxV8RHTZe/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for Submitting Assignment using a blank document https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ne0iabpw0dtT7cP-091UO-xlv-Skwmsq/view?usp=sharing

Tutorial for submitting a picture   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SigrbgDwvRay9UOLYTfgImLXDtJS8QjG/view?usp=sharing

 


***Please be patient with this remote learning process as this is a new proces to both the staff and students.  We have been working hard all week to get our plans in place.
*I will continue to post my weekly lesson plans here, but the actual assignents will be posted via the online learning platform of Edmodo.com.  There are many ways to submit the assignment.  I have shown the students various ways and also posted step by step directions.  I have also provided tutorials (see the above links).  If your child is having difficulty submitting assignments, please let me know ASAP.  If you need a tutorial on something, LET ME KNOW!!!!

**This week, all upper unit students created a ussername and password and were shown how to access the Edmodo site.  I have also posted several sample assignments for them to practice submitting.  Please encourage your child to submit the sample assignment I posted so that he/she becomes familiar with the tool.  Students are required to complete ALL subject assignmentsfor the day (Literature, Grammar, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Religion).  Attendance will be taken by your child’s homeroom teacher.  IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOUR CHILD COMPLETE THE SUBJECT ASSIGNMENT GIVEN BY THE HOMEROOM TEACHER in order to marked present.  The homeroom assignment is simply the one that will be used to record attendance.  Students will be responsible for all subject assignments and grades will posted on renweb.  I also set up an instagram account in case I needed to provide a live feed or videos.  I can be followed under the username mrs._rymas_literature.

 


HomeworK

Grade 6:
** This week, we will continue our novel, Call of the Wild. Students are to read chapter 7 and complete the daily assignemnts.  Due to schools being closed, daily assignments will be posted via Edmodo.com.  Please check the site every day for your posted assignment.  The plan is to post assignments by 8:00 AM and have them due by 8:00 PM.  Please be patient the first week as these times may not be exact as this is a new process for everyone.
**I have introduced an online learning website called http://Edmodo.com.  This website will allow students to view and submit assignments online.  I originally set this up for 8th grade to help them prepare for high school, but decided to introduce it 6th and 7th as well.  All students have their class code.  Please make sure they sign up and login so that we will be able to begin using this.

 

6R HOMEROOM:  YOUR SPANISH ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK from Mrs. Viso
‌ 1. Go to www.senorwooly.com
2. Complete nuggets 1 and 2 of the story “Diego y sus amigos.”
3. Due date: 3/22. As always, they have a week to complete. ‌ The students are all familiar with the site, but if anyone has any questions I will
be available via email: mviso@sjrs.org.

6TH GRADE ART ASSIGNMENT THS WEEK:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dk6uCIJE5cJ4LyX0C0uiC9z-j82m0QTo0DY2Qs7HQWk/edit?usp=sharing

IMPORTANT DATES:
3/25  Call of the Wild FINAL TEST

Monday –  Vocabulary sentences  – complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM
Tuesday – Read chapter 7; Complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM
Wednesday –  Complete assigment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM
Thursday –  Chapter 7 Open ended  Call of the Wild Ch. 7 Study Guide Open Ended Questions
Friday –  Complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM

RESOURCES:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London Book https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/London/Call%20of%20Wild.pdf

NOTES:
Call of the Wild Chapter Summary Notes


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will be reading chapters 5-8 of Shooting the Moon.  Due to schools being closed, daily assignments will be posted via Edmodo.com.  Please check the site every day for your posted assignment.  The plan is to post assignments by 8:00 AM and have them due by 8:00 PM.  Please be patient the first week as these times may not be exact as this is a new process for everyone.

**I have introduced an online learning website called http://Edmodo.com.  This website will allow students to view and submit assignments online.  I originally set this up for 8th grade to help them prepare for high school, but decided to introduce it 6th and 7th as well.  All students have their class code.  Please make sure they sign up and login so that we will be able to begin using this.

CLASS CODES:

IMPORTANT DATES
3/20   SHOOTING THE MOON TEST on chapters 1-8

Monday –  Start reading chapters 5-8 ; Complete vocabulary definitions for chapters 5-8
Tuesday –  Read chapter 5; complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM
Wednesday –   Read chapter 6 & 7 Complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM
Thursday –   Read chapter 8 and complete SG Shooting the Moon Ch. 8 Study Guide
Friday–  Read chapter 8 & Complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM

Notes:


GRADE 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
3/20  Character Quiz for Romeo and Juliet

***This week we will continue reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
We will be finishing Act I and Act 2 this week.  Students are to complete the daily assignments posted on Edmodo.

**I have introduced an online learning website called http://Edmodo.com.  This website will allow students to view and submit assignments online.  I originally set this up for 8th grade to help them prepare for high school, but decided to introduce it 6th and 7th as well.  All students have their class code.  Please make sure they sign up and login so that we will be able to begin using this.

CLASS CODES:
Monday –  Romeo and Juliet Crossword Puzzle – see Edmodo for assignment; submit by 8:00PM
Tuesday – Read Act 1, Scene 5; complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM
Wednesday –  Read Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2; complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM
Thursday -QUIZLET and submit message through edmodo  https://quizlet.com/_87wu8w?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0; I attached character description notes below so make corrections on your character charts.
Friday–  Read Act 2, Scenes 5 and 6; complete assignment on Edmodo by 8:00 PM

NOTES:

RESOURCES:
Romeo and Juliet  https://www.biloxischools.net/cms/lib07/MS01910473/Centricity/Domain/440/No%20Fear%20Shakespeare%20-%20Romeo%20and%20Juliet.pdf
Romeo and Juliet character descriptions

March 9th-March 13th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
3/13                 Early Dismissal
3/24                Confessions
3/25                 Science Fair Grades 5-8, 5:30
3/27                No School – Teacher In Service Day
4/2                  Early Dismissal
4/6                  New Family and Pre-Kindergarten Open House 9:30
4/9-4/19        Easter Break
4/20               Welcome Back!


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test, he/she must see me to make arrangements.  In the case of missed asignments, he/she is responsible to find out what was missed, and and will need to check the “Missed Work” bin for any worsheets.  Missing tests and assignments will be entered on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.    Make up tests are given during recess.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED.  IT IS ALSO HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW ME ANY WORK HE/SHE HAS COMPLETED.   IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT THE DAY OF A TEST/QUIZ, HE/SHE WILL TAKE IT THE DAY HE/SHE RETURNS.  STUDENTS ARE GIVEN SEVERAL WEEKS NOTICE AS TO WHEN A TEST OR QUIZ IS COMING UP AND SHOULD BE STUDYING A LITTLE EACH NIGHT.  (**if your child is out for several consecutive days due to illness, he/she needs to see me during homeroom or recess so that we can come up with a schedule and figure out when work will be due and tests will be made up)


Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will continue our novel, Call of the Wild.  Students should have read chapter 5 over the weekend.  We will begin chapter 6 on Monday.
**I have introduced an online learning website called http://Edmodo.com.  This website will allow students to view and submit assignments online.  I originally set this up for 8th grade to help them prepare for high school, but decided to introduce it 6th and 7th as well.  All students have their class code.  Please make sure they sign up and login so that we will be able to begin using this.

IMPORTANT DATES:
3/10 Vocabulary due for Call of the Wild ch. 5-7
3/13  Vocabulary Quiz
3/25  Call of the Wild FINAL TEST

Monday –  Read ch. 6; vocab. due tomorrow
Tuesday – Study Guide Ch. 5-6 due Friday; MUST SET UP EDMODO ACCOUNT & explore and become familiar with subitting assignments
Wednesday –  SG due Thursday; vocab. quiz Friday
Thursday –  Vocab. quiz tomorrow
Friday –  Read ahead ch. 7

RESOURCES:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London Book https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/London/Call%20of%20Wild.pdf

NOTES:


Grade 7:
******  This week will begin our next novel, Shooting the Moo, by Frances O’Roark Dowell.
**I have introduced an online learning website called http://Edmodo.com.  This website will allow students to view and submit assignments online.  I originally set this up for 8th grade to help them prepare for high school, but decided to introduce it 6th and 7th as well.  All students have their class code.  Please make sure they sign up and login so that we will be able to begin using this.

IMPORTANT DATES
3/6      PROJECTS DUE
3/20   SHOOTING THE MOON TEST on chapters 1-8

Monday – Read chapters 1-4
Tuesday –  Study Guide due Thursday
Wednesday –   SG due tomorrow; MUST SET UP EDMODO ACCOUNT & explore and become familiar with subitting assignments
Thursday –   Read ahead chapters 5-8
Friday– Next week:  chapters 5-8

Notes:


GRADE 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
3/20  Character Quiz for Romeo and Juliet

***This week we will begin reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  Students should complete SG questions as we complete each scene.
**I have introduced an online learning website called http://Edmodo.com.  This website will allow students to view and submit assignments online.  I originally set this up for 8th grade to help them prepare for high school, but decided to introduce it 6th and 7th as well.  All students have their class code.  Please make sure they sign up and login so that we will be able to begin using this.

Monday –   Work on Study Guide for Act 1
Tuesday -Work on Study Guide for Act 1; SET UP EDMODO ACCOUNT & & explore and become familiar with subitting assignments
Wednesday -Work on Study Guide for Act 1
Thursday -Work on Study Guide for Act  1 — FINISH Prologue and Scenes 1-3
Friday–  
Read Ahead

NOTES:

RESOURCES:
Romeo and Juliet  https://www.biloxischools.net/cms/lib07/MS01910473/Centricity/Domain/440/No%20Fear%20Shakespeare%20-%20Romeo%20and%20Juliet.pdf

March 2nd – March 6th

IOWA TESTING THIS WEEK!!! TRY NOT TO BE ABSENT!!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
2/26                 DEFICIENCY NOTICES/PROGRESS REPORTS ARE DISTRIBUTED – MUST SIGN AND RETURN
3/2 – 3/6         IOWA TESTING THIS WEEK
3/13                 Early Dismissal
3/24                Confessions
3/25                 Science Fair Grades 5-8, 5:30
3/27                No School – Teacher In Service Day
4/2                  Early Dismissal
4/6                  New Family and Pre-Kindergarten Open House 9:30
4/9-4/19        Easter Break
4/20               Welcome Back!


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test, he/she must see me to make arrangements.  In the case of missed asignments, he/she is responsible to find out what was missed, and and will need to check the “Missed Work” bin for any worsheets.  Missing tests and assignments will be entered on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.    Make up tests are given during recess.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED.  IT IS ALSO HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW ME ANY WORK HE/SHE HAS COMPLETED.   IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT THE DAY OF A TEST/QUIZ, HE/SHE WILL TAKE IT THE DAY HE/SHE RETURNS.  STUDENTS ARE GIVEN SEVERAL WEEKS NOTICE AS TO WHEN A TEST OR QUIZ IS COMING UP AND SHOULD BE STUDYING A LITTLE EACH NIGHT.  (**if your child is out for several consecutive days due to illness, he/she needs to see me during homeroom or recess so that we can come up with a schedule and figure out when work will be due and tests will be made up)


Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will take a break from our novel and take our IOWA tests.  We will resume with our novel next week.  If we do have some time this week, we will share our projects.

IMPORTANT DATES:
3/10 Vocabulary due for Call of the Wild ch. 5-7

Monday –  OPTIONAL : work on vocab and read ahead
Tuesday –  OPTIONAL : work on vocab and read ahead
Wednesday –  OPTIONAL : work on vocab and read ahead
Thursday –  OPTIONAL : work on vocab and read ahead
Friday –  OPTIONAL : work on vocab and read ahead; VOCA. due Tuesday 3/10

RESOURCES:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London Book https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/London/Call%20of%20Wild.pdf

NOTES:

 

Grade 7:
******  This week will read a short story in class called “Exploring the Titanic.”  Projecgs are due Friday, March 6th.

IMPORTANT DATES
3/6      PROJECTS DUE

Monday – work on project DUE FRIDAY 3/6
Tuesday –  work on project
Wednesday –   work on project
Thursday –   PROJECT DUE TOMORROW
Friday– Next week we will start Shooting the Moon

Notes:

IMPORTANT DATES:
2/28 TEST on FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

***This week is IOWA TESTING for grades 3-7.  We will be sharing our projects this week.  Next week, we start Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Monday –  
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday–   

NOTES:

RESOURCES:
Romeo and Juliet  https://www.biloxischools.net/cms/lib07/MS01910473/Centricity/Domain/440/No%20Fear%20Shakespeare%20-%20Romeo%20and%20Juliet.pdf

February 24th- February 28th

6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP
6th Grade Field Trip Permission Form

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
2/26                  ASH Wednesday
2/26                  DEFICIENCY NOTICES/PROGRESS REPORTS ARE DISTRIBUTED – MUST SIGN AND RETURN
2/28                 6th GRADE FIELD TRIP
2/29                 GALA


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test, he/she must see me to make arrangements.  In the case of missed asignments, he/she is responsible to find out what was missed, and and will need to check the “Missed Work” bin for any worsheets.  Missing tests and assignments will be entered on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.    Make up tests are given during recess.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED.  IT IS ALSO HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW ME ANY WORK HE/SHE HAS COMPLETED.   IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT THE DAY OF A TEST/QUIZ, HE/SHE WILL TAKE IT THE DAY HE/SHE RETURNS.  STUDENTS ARE GIVEN SEVERAL WEEKS NOTICE AS TO WHEN A TEST OR QUIZ IS COMING UP AND SHOULD BE STUDYING A LITTLE EACH NIGHT.  (**if your child is out for several consecutive days due to illness, he/she needs to see me during homeroom or recess so that we can come up with a schedule and figure out when work will be due and tests will be made up)


Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will continue with Call of the Wild chapters 3-4.  Students are to read these chapters over the weekend and be prepared to discuss on Monday.  We will have a comprehension quiz with some vocabulary terms on Thursday.  We will be reading this story together in class and wrok on the study guide together in class.  Our field trip is Friday!!!!

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
2/27  Quiz on ch. 1-4 Call of the Wild

Monday –  work on study guide; study vocabulary
Tuesday –  study vocabulary and SG for test
Wednesday –  STUDY FOR TEST
Thursday –  BE READY FOR OUR TRIP
Friday –  Read ahead chapters 5-6

RESOURCES:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London Book https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/London/Call%20of%20Wild.pdf

NOTES:

 

Grade 7:
******  This week we will have our FINAL TEST on Hatchet chapters 10-Epilogue. The test for this book is Tuesday 2/25.  Projects due 3/6.  **We will be taking Iowas beginnng 3/2.  I strongly encourage you to work on your project before that.  Students will have Tuesday-Friday in class to work on the projects.  Please bring in your supplies.

IMPORTANT DATES:

2/24    PLOT DIAGRAMS DUE
2/25    FINAL TEST ON BOOK chapters 10-Epilogue
3/6      PROJECTS DUE

Monday – STUDY FOR TEST
Tuesday –  work on project; vocab. for TITANIC
Wednesday –   work on project; vocab. for TITANIC
Thursday –   work on project; vocab. for TITANIC
Friday– work on projects and vocab. for TITANIC

Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes
Hatchet Flashback and Figurative Language Notes
Hatchet Character Conflict and Personification Notes
IMAGERY, mood, and cause and effect
character conflict review and character types

RESOURCES:
Hatchet book link   http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
Hatchet Ch.1-6 Vocabulary Review  https://quizlet.com/472168418/hatchet-vocabulary-review-ch-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 1-6  https://quizlet.com/470886520/hatchet-review-chapters-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 7-9  https://quizlet.com/_7vbl1e?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Hatchet Review Posted by Billy B.  https://quizlet.com/479377947/literature-hatchet-10-12-comprehension-flash-cards/?i=2dnq08&x=1jqY


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
2/28 TEST on FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

***This week we will finish the OUTSIDERS movie.  The dress down day was a huge success!  They looked great!  Students will have class time on Monday to work on thier projects.  Projects are due Thursday 2/27.  We will read a short story this week in our Green textbook called Flowers for Algernon.  I also posted a link to the story below so that students don’t have to carry the book home.

Monday –  finish up project – due Thurs.; Read Flowers for Algernon; TEST FRIDAY; vocab. due tomorrow
Tuesday – projects; SG due Thursday; TEST FRIDAY
Wednesday –  projects; SG due Thursday; TEST FRIDAY
Thursday –  projects; SG due Thursday; TEST FRIDAY
Friday–   NONE 

NOTES:
Flowers for Algernon Story  https://www.csat-k12.org/cms/lib/NY19000803/Centricity/Domain/261/FFA%20Excerpt%20Text.pdf

RESOURCES:
The Outsiders Book Link     http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
The Outsiders Vocab. Review Ch.1-4    https://quizlet.com/472164267/the-outsiders-vocabulary-review-ch-1-4-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Character Review   https://quizlet.com/472165134/the-outsiders-character-review-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Chapters 1-6 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7vbwbu?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
The Outsiders Chapters 7-12 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7xxv2s?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

 

Febraury 18th – February 21st

6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP
6th Grade Field Trip Permission Form

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
2/17                  President’s Day — NO SCHOOL
2/21                  8th GRADE ONLY – OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY
2/28                 6th GRADE FIELD TRIP
2/29                 GALA


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test, he/she must see me to make arrangements.  In the case of missed asignments, he/she is responsible to find out what was missed, and and will need to check the “Missed Work” bin for any worsheets.  Missing tests and assignments will be entered on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.    Make up tests are given during recess.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED.  IT IS ALSO HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW ME ANY WORK HE/SHE HAS COMPLETED.   IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT THE DAY OF A TEST/QUIZ, HE/SHE WILL TAKE IT THE DAY HE/SHE RETURNS.  STUDENTS ARE GIVEN SEVERAL WEEKS NOTICE AS TO WHEN A TEST OR QUIZ IS COMING UP AND SHOULD BE STUDYING A LITTLE EACH NIGHT.  (**if your child is out for several consecutive days due to illness, he/she needs to see me during homeroom or recess so that we can come up with a schedule and figure out when work will be due and tests will be made up)


Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will start our new novel, Call of the Wild by Jack London.n We will be reading chapters 1-2 this week.  Projects from On My Honor are due Friday.  At this time, projects should be finished at home.  I allowed 2 full class periods last week and the students are nwow to finish it at home.  I will be available during lunch recess four days this week for anyone who would like to come and work on projects.
This project is due Friday 2/21.  Anything types must be double spaced with the font Times New Roman, size 12.  Please include a full heading.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
2/21  PROJECT DUE
2/27  Quiz on ch. 1-4 Call of the Wild

Monday –  FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS/PAYMENT DUE THURSDAY
Tuesday –  Read ch. 1; SG due Friday; projects due Friday; FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS/PAYMENT DUE THURSDAY
Wednesday –  work on vocabulary – #1-8 due tomorrow;  FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS/PAYMENT DUE TOMORROW
Thursday –  Vocabulary #9-16 are due tomorrow; PROJECTS DUE TOMORROW!  we will finish SG in class together
Friday –  Read chapters 3-4 — this must be read over the weekend and ready to discuss on Monday; QUIZ ON CH. 1-4 THURSDAY

RESOURCES:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London Book https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/London/Call%20of%20Wild.pdf

NOTES:

 

Grade 7:
******  This week, we will be discussing and reading chapters 19-Epilogue of HATCHET.  Study Guides are due Thursday.  This week’s skill is character analysis.  The test for this book will be next week on 2/25

IMPORTANT DATES:

2/24    PLOT DIAGRAMS DUE
2/25    FINAL TEST ON BOOK chapters 10-Epilogue
3/6      PROJECTS DUE

Monday –  Read chapters 19-Epilogue
Tuesday –  Study Guide due Friday; plot diagrams due Monday
Wednesday –  Study Guide due Friday 2/21; plot diagrams due Monday 2/24
Thursday –  SG due tomorrow; plot diagrams Monday; projects due 3/6
Friday– STUDY FOR TEST; plot diagrams due MONDAY; TEST on TUESDAY 2/25; PROJECTS due 3/6

Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes
Hatchet Flashback and Figurative Language Notes
Hatchet Character Conflict and Personification Notes
IMAGERY, mood, and cause and effect
character conflict review and character types

RESOURCES:
Hatchet book link   http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
Hatchet Ch.1-6 Vocabulary Review  https://quizlet.com/472168418/hatchet-vocabulary-review-ch-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 1-6  https://quizlet.com/470886520/hatchet-review-chapters-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 7-9  https://quizlet.com/_7vbl1e?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Hatchet Review Posted by Billy B.  https://quizlet.com/479377947/literature-hatchet-10-12-comprehension-flash-cards/?i=2dnq08&x=1jqY


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
2/18     PLOT DIAGRAMS DUE
2/19     FINAL OUTSIDERS BOOK TEST chapters 7-12
2/21     OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY

***This week, there will be a FINAL TEST on our novel, THE OUTSIDERS on 2/19.  We will have our  OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY  on Friday, 2/21.  BOOK PROJECTS are due on THURSDAY, 2/27.

Monday –  STUDY FOR TEST;  plot diagrams due TUESDAY
Tuesday –  STUDY FOR TEST
Wednesday –  work on projects — due 2/27
Thursday –  work on projects – due 2/27; OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY TOMORRO!!!
Friday–   work on projects — due 2/27; start working on vocabulary for Flowers for Algernon

NOTES:
OUTSIDERS INTRODUCTION NOTES
Identity Stereotypes and Character Types NOTES
SYMBOLISM notes
Allusion and Foreshadowing Notes
Outsiders Nothing Gold Can Stay, Figurative Language, Connotation, Denotation
Irony and Group Belonging Theme

RESOURCES:
The Outsiders Book Link     http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
The Outsiders Vocab. Review Ch.1-4    https://quizlet.com/472164267/the-outsiders-vocabulary-review-ch-1-4-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Character Review   https://quizlet.com/472165134/the-outsiders-character-review-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Chapters 1-6 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7vbwbu?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
The Outsiders Chapters 7-12 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7xxv2s?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

 

February 10th – February 14th

6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP 6th Grade Field Trip Permission Form

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
2/12                 LUNCH MENU DUE FOR MARCH
2/14                 $1.00 Dress Down
2/17                  President’s Day — NO SCHOOL
2/21                  8th GRADE ONLY – OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY
2/28                 6th GRADE FIELD TRIP
2/29                 GALA


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test, he/she must see me to make arrangements.  In the case of missed asignments, he/she is responsible to find out what was missed, and and will need to check the “Missed Work” bin for any worsheets.  Missing tests and assignments will be entered on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.    Make up tests are given during recess.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED.  IT IS ALSO HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW ME ANY WORK HE/SHE HAS COMPLETED.   IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT THE DAY OF A TEST/QUIZ, HE/SHE WILL TAKE IT THE DAY HE/SHE RETURNS.  STUDENTS ARE GIVEN SEVERAL WEEKS NOTICE AS TO WHEN A TEST OR QUIZ IS COMING UP AND SHOULD BE STUDYING A LITTLE EACH NIGHT.  (**if your child is out for several consecutive days due to illness, he/she needs to see me during homeroom or recess so that we can come up with a schedule and figure out when work will be due and tests will be made up)


Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will have our FINAL test on chapters 7-12 on our novel, On My Honor.  We will review on Monday and the TEST will be on Tuesday.  We will conclude the week with a class project choice.  Students will have full class periods on Wednesday and Thursday to work on this project.  We do not have class on Friday due to mass and a scheduled service project with first grade.  This projec is due Friday 2/21 and will need to be finished at home.

**Our next novel will be Call of the Wild by Jack London (we will start next week)

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
2/4 – Vocabulary definitions due
2/7 – Vocabulary quiz
2/11  FINAL TEST ON CHAPTERS 7-12
2/21  PROJECT DUE

Monday –  Study for TEST
Tuesday –  NONE; bring in items for projects
Wednesday –  Begin project
Thursday –  Work on project
Friday –  Work on project – due next Friday 2/21

RESOURCES:
ON MY HONOR BOOK LINK   http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/newbery-honor.pdf
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 1-3
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 4-6  https://quizlet.com/470891722/on-my-honor-chapters-1-3-review-flash-cards/https://quizlet.com/475876738/on-my-honor-review-chapters-4-6-flash-cards/

NOTES:
imagery notes
Plot, Setting, Point of View, Characters notes
On My Honor Character Conflict Notes
Stages of Grief Notes
On My Honor Figurative Language
On My Honor Chapters 7-12 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7x016o?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will be discussing and reading chapters 16-18 of HATCHET.  Study Guides are due Thursday.  This week’s skills are symbolism and suspense.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, 2/14.

IMPORTANT DATES:

2/14    Vocabulary Quiz
2/25    FINAL TEST ON BOOK chapters 10-Epilogue 

Monday –  Read chapters 16-18
Tuesday –  Study Guide due Thursday; quiz Friday on vocabulary
Wednesday –  Finish Study guide -due tomorrow!
Thursday –  STUDY FOR VOCABULARY QUIZ
Friday–   Optional:   Read ahead chapters 19-Epilogue

Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes
Hatchet Flashback and Figurative Language Notes
Hatchet Character Conflict and Personification Notes
IMAGERY, mood, and cause and effect
character conflict review and character types

RESOURCES:
Hatchet book link   http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
Hatchet Ch.1-6 Vocabulary Review  https://quizlet.com/472168418/hatchet-vocabulary-review-ch-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 1-6  https://quizlet.com/470886520/hatchet-review-chapters-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 7-9  https://quizlet.com/_7vbl1e?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Hatchet Review Posted by Billy B.  https://quizlet.com/479377947/literature-hatchet-10-12-comprehension-flash-cards/?i=2dnq08&x=1jqY


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
2/13     Vocabulary Quiz ch. 9-12
2/19     FINAL OUTSIDERS BOOK TEST chapters 7-12
2/21     OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY

***This week, we will be discussing chapters 11-12 of  THE OUTSIDERS,  by S.E. Hinton.   Study Guides are due THURSDAY this week.  Our skill this week is character change and dynamic character.   There will be a Vocabulary quiz on 2/13.  FINAL BOOK TEST will be 2/19.  OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY will be on Friday, 2/21

Monday –  Read chapters 11-12
Tuesday –  work on study guide – due Thursday; VOCAB QUIZ THURSDAY
Wednesday –  work on SG — due TOMORROW; VOCAB QUIZ TOMORROW
Thursday –  study for test on 2/19; Plot diagrams due 2/18
Friday– PLOT DIAGRAMS DUE 2/18 (TUESDAY) & Start studying for test — TEST IN ON WEDNESDAY 2/19

NOTES:
OUTSIDERS INTRODUCTION NOTES
Identity Stereotypes and Character Types NOTES
SYMBOLISM notes
Allusion and Foreshadowing Notes
Outsiders Nothing Gold Can Stay, Figurative Language, Connotation, Denotation
Irony and Group Belonging Theme

RESOURCES:
The Outsiders Book Link     http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
The Outsiders Vocab. Review Ch.1-4    https://quizlet.com/472164267/the-outsiders-vocabulary-review-ch-1-4-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Character Review   https://quizlet.com/472165134/the-outsiders-character-review-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Chapters 1-6 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7vbwbu?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

February 3rd – February 7th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
2/1                   Designer Bag BINGO
2/4                  Chess Club Starts
2/7                   Early Dismissal & Daddy Daughter Dance
2/12                 LUNCH MENU DUE FOR MARCH
2/14                 $1.00 Dress Down
2/17                  President’s Day — NO SCHOOL
2/29                 GALA


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test, he/she must see me to make arrangements.  In the case of missed asignments, he/she is responsible to find out what was missed, and and will need to check the “Missed Work” bin for any worsheets.  Missing tests and assignments will be entered on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.    Make up tests are given during recess.  IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED.  IT IS ALSO HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW ME ANY WORK HE/SHE HAS COMPLETED.  


**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on YouTube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will be finishing our novel and discussing chapters 10-12.   Our skill this week is figurative language and plot diagrams. Study Guides will be due THURSDAY this week.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, 2/7.  Vocabulary lists were distributed a week and half ago.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
2/4 – Vocabulary definitions due
2/7 – Vocabulary quiz
2/11  FINAL TEST ON CHAPTERS 7-12

Monday –  Read chapters 10-12 and finish book!  Vocabulary definitions due tomorrow
Tuesday –  work on study guide; VOCAB. QUIZ Friday
Wednesday –  Study Guide ch. 101-12 due TOMORROW
Thursday –  VOCAB QUIZ tomorrow
Friday –  STUDY FOR FINAL TEST — Tuesday, 2/11

RESOURCES:
Short Story on Helen Keller (from The Story of My Life) – https://www.hasd.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2268&dataid=2957&FileName=Helen%20Keller.pdf
High-Tech Helping Hands
ON MY HONOR BOOK LINK   http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/newbery-honor.pdf
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 1-3
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 4-6  https://quizlet.com/470891722/on-my-honor-chapters-1-3-review-flash-cards/https://quizlet.com/475876738/on-my-honor-review-chapters-4-6-flash-cards/

NOTES:
imagery notes
Plot, Setting, Point of View, Characters notes
On My Honor Character Conflict Notes
Stages of Grief Notes
On My Honor Figurative Language


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will be discussing and reading chapters 13-15 of HATCHET.  Study Guides are due Thursday.  This week’s skills are analyzing dynamic characters.   There will not be any quizzes this week.  New vocabulary was distributed last week, and the definitions are due on 2/11; Next Vocab. quiz is 2/14.

IMPORTANT DATES:

2/14    Vocabulary Quiz
2/25    FINAL TEST ON BOOK chapters 10-Epilogue 

Monday –  Read chapters 13-15
Tuesday –  Study Guide due Thursday
Wednesday –  Finish Study guide -due tomorrow!
Thursday –  work on vocabulary — due 2/11 (plenty of time to study)
Friday–   Optional:   Read ahead chapters 16-18

Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes
Hatchet Flashback and Figurative Language Notes
Hatchet Character Conflict and Personification Notes
IMAGERY, mood, and cause and effect
character conflict review and character types

RESOURCES:
Hatchet book link   http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
Hatchet Ch.1-6 Vocabulary Review  https://quizlet.com/472168418/hatchet-vocabulary-review-ch-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 1-6  https://quizlet.com/470886520/hatchet-review-chapters-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 7-9  https://quizlet.com/_7vbl1e?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Hatchet Review Posted by Billy B.  https://quizlet.com/479377947/literature-hatchet-10-12-comprehension-flash-cards/?i=2dnq08&x=1jqY


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
2/14     Vocabulary Quiz ch. 9-12
2/19     FINAL OUTSIDERS BOOK TEST chapters 7-12
2/21     OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY

***This week, we will be discussing chapters 9-10 of THE OUTSIDERS,  by S.E. Hinton.   Study Guides are due THURSDAY this week.  Our skills this week will include irony and theme. There will not be any test or quiz this week.  New vocabulary was distributed last week.  Definitions are due 2/11 and Vocabulary quiz on 2/14.  FINAL BOOK TEST will be 2/19.  OUTSIDERS DRESS DOWN DAY will be on Friday, 2/21

Monday –  Read chapters 9-10
Tuesday –  work on study guide – due Thursday
Wednesday –  work on SG — due TOMORROW
Thursday –  voacbulary due 2/11 and quiz on 2/14
Friday– Read ahead ch. 11-12; work on vocabulary and study for quiz next week

NOTES:
OUTSIDERS INTRODUCTION NOTES
Identity Stereotypes and Character Types NOTES
SYMBOLISM notes
Allusion and Foreshadowing Notes
Outsiders Nothing Gold Can Stay, Figurative Language, Connotation, Denotation
Irony and Group Belonging Theme

RESOURCES:
The Outsiders Book Link     http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
The Outsiders Vocab. Review Ch.1-4    https://quizlet.com/472164267/the-outsiders-vocabulary-review-ch-1-4-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Character Review   https://quizlet.com/472165134/the-outsiders-character-review-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Chapters 1-6 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7vbwbu?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

January 27th – January 31st

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
1/28                  Student Appreciation Day – FREE DRESS DOWN DAY
1/29                  Best Buddy and Brownies BINGO
1/31                   Teacher Appreciation Day
2/1                     Designer Bag BINGO
2/7                   Daddy Daughter Dance
2/29                  GALA


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.  IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED. 


**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Homework

Grade 6:
** This week, we will be discussing chapters 7-9.   Our skill this week is Critical thinking and analyzing the stages of grief. Study Guides will be due FRIDAY this week.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, January 28th.  New vocabulary lists will be distributed this week.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
1/28 – Vocabulary quiz

Monday –  Read chapters 7-9; STUDY FOR VOCABULARY QUIZ TOMORROW!!!
Tuesday –  work on study guide
Wednesday –  Study Guide ch. 7-9 due Friday
Thursday –  STUDY GUIDE DUE TOMORROW!
Friday –  Optional: read ahead chapters 10-12 

RESOURCES:
Short Story on Helen Keller (from The Story of My Life) – https://www.hasd.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2268&dataid=2957&FileName=Helen%20Keller.pdf
High-Tech Helping Hands
ON MY HONOR BOOK LINK   http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/newbery-honor.pdf
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 1-3
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 4-6  https://quizlet.com/470891722/on-my-honor-chapters-1-3-review-flash-cards/https://quizlet.com/475876738/on-my-honor-review-chapters-4-6-flash-cards/

 

NOTES:
imagery notes
Plot, Setting, Point of View, Characters notes
On My Honor Character Conflict Notes
Stages of Grief Notes


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will discussing reading chapters 10-12 of HATCHET.  Study Guides are due Thursday.  This weeks skills are cause and effect, imagery, and mood.   There will not be any quizzes this week.  New vocabulary was distributed last week.

IMPORTANT DATES:

1/24 – TEST ON CHAPTERS 1-9

Monday –  Read chapters 10-12
Tuesday –  Study Guide due Thursday
Wednesday –  Finish Study guide -due tomorrow!
Thursday –  work on vocabulary — due 2/11 (plenty of time to study)
Friday–   Optional:   Read ahead chapters 13-15

Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes
Hatchet Flashback and Figurative Language Notes
Hatchet Character Conflict and Personification Notes
IMAGERY, mood, and cause and effect

RESOURCES:
Hatchet book link   http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
Hatchet Ch.1-6 Vocabulary Review  https://quizlet.com/472168418/hatchet-vocabulary-review-ch-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 1-6  https://quizlet.com/470886520/hatchet-review-chapters-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 7-9  https://quizlet.com/_7vbl1e?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
1/24 — TEST on chapters 1-6

***This week, we will be discussing chapters 7-8 of THE OUTSIDERS,  by S.E. Hinton.   Study Guides are due FRIDAY this week.  Our skills this week will include analyzing poetry (Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost), figurative language, connotation and denotation.  There will not be any test or quiz this week.  New vocabulary was distributed last week.

Monday –  Read chapters 7-8
Tuesday –  work on study guide – due Friday
Wednesday –  work on SG — due FRIDAY
Thursday –  SG DUE TOMORROW
Friday– read ahead ch. 9-10 and work on vocabulary

NOTES:
OUTSIDERS INTRODUCTION NOTES
Identity Stereotypes and Character Types NOTES
SYMBOLISM notes
Allusion and Foreshadowing Notes
Outsiders Nothing Gold Can Stay, Figurative Language, Connotation, Denotation

RESOURCES:
The Outsiders Book Link     http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
The Outsiders Vocab. Review Ch.1-4    https://quizlet.com/472164267/the-outsiders-vocabulary-review-ch-1-4-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Character Review   https://quizlet.com/472165134/the-outsiders-character-review-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Chapters 1-6 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7vbwbu?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

January 21st to January 24th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
WELCOME BACK!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1/20                  Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
1/20                  LUNCH MENU DUE
1/24                  END OF MARKING PERIOD
1/24                   $3.00 PAJAMA or dress down day
1/25                  Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest & SJRS HOMECOMING for basketball
1/28                  Student Appreciation Day – FREE DRESS DOWN DAY
1/29                  Best Buddy and Brownies BINGO
1/31                   Teacher Appreciation Day
2/1                     Designer Bag BINGO
12/7                   Daddy Daughter Dance
2/29                  GALA


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.  IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED. 


Homework

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Grade 6:
** This week, we will be discussing chapters 4-6.  The students were asked to read chapters 4-6 over the weekend.  Our skill this week is character conflict. Study Guides will be due Thursday.  A TEST on chapters 1-6 will be on Friday, January 24th.  I will test on vocabulary next week to give students more time to study.  That quiz will be on Tuesday 1/28.

Vocabulary and character charts were distributed awhile ago.  Definitions or flashcards  and character charts are both due Wednesday, January 22nd.  There will be comprehension quiz on Friday, January 24th.  Vocabulary quiz will be Tuesday, 1/28.

IMPORTANT DATES:

1/22 – Vocabulary definitions or flashcards & character chart due
1/24 – TEST on chapters 1-6
1/28 – Vocabulary quiz

Monday –  Be prepared to discuss chapters 4-6 tomorrow!
Tuesday –  character charts and vocab. due tomorrow!
Wednesday –  Study Guide ch. 4-6 due tomorrow
Thursday –  Study for TEST on chapters 4-6
Friday –  read ahead charpters 7-9 and study for vocabulary

RESOURCES:
Short Story on Helen Keller (from The Story of My Life) – https://www.hasd.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2268&dataid=2957&FileName=Helen%20Keller.pdf
High-Tech Helping Hands
ON MY HONOR BOOK LINK   http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/newbery-honor.pdf
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 1-3
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 4-6  https://quizlet.com/470891722/on-my-honor-chapters-1-3-review-flash-cards/https://quizlet.com/475876738/on-my-honor-review-chapters-4-6-flash-cards/

 

NOTES:
imagery notes
Plot, Setting, Point of View, Characters notes
On My Honor Character Conflict Notes


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will discussing reading chapters 7-9 of HATCHET.  Students were asked to read those chapters over the weekend.   Study Guides will be distributed Tuesday and due Thursday.  This weeks skills are personification and character conflict.   There will be a TEST on chapters 1-9 on FRIDAY.

IMPORTANT DATES:

1/24 – TEST ON CHAPTERS 1-9

Monday –  Be ready to discuss to chapters 7-9 tomorrow!
Tuesday –  Study Guide due Thursday; TEST on Ch.1-9 FRIDAY
Wednesday –  Finish Study guide -due tomorrow!  TEST FRIDAY
Thursday –  Study for TEST TOMORROW on chapters 1-9
Friday–    Read ahead chapters 10-12

Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes
Hatchet Flashback and Figurative Language Notes
Hatchet Character Conflict and Personification Notes

RESOURCES:
Hatchet book link   http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
Hatchet Ch.1-6 Vocabulary Review  https://quizlet.com/472168418/hatchet-vocabulary-review-ch-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 1-6  https://quizlet.com/470886520/hatchet-review-chapters-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 7-9  https://quizlet.com/_7vbl1e?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
1/24 — TEST on chapters 1-6

***This week, we will be discussing chapters 5-6 of THE OUTSIDERS,  by S.E. Hinton.   Study Guides will be distributed on Tuesday and due Thursday.  Our skills this week are allusion and foreshadowing.  There will be a TEST on chapters 1-6 on FRIDAY, 1/24

Monday –  Be ready to discuss chapters 5-6 tomorrow!
Tuesday –  work on study guide – due Thursday; TEST ON FRIDAY
Wednesday –  Finish SG — due tomorrow; TEST ON FRIDAY
Thursday –  Study for TEST
Friday– read ahead ch. 7-8

NOTES:
OUTSIDERS INTRODUCTION NOTES
Identity Stereotypes and Character Types NOTES
SYMBOLISM notes
Allusion and Foreshadowing Notes

RESOURCES:
The Outsiders Book Link     http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
The Outsiders Vocab. Review Ch.1-4    https://quizlet.com/472164267/the-outsiders-vocabulary-review-ch-1-4-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Character Review   https://quizlet.com/472165134/the-outsiders-character-review-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Chapters 1-6 Review  https://quizlet.com/_7vbwbu?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

 

January 13th- 17th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
WELCOME BACK!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1/20                  Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
1/20                  LUNCH MENU DUE
1/24                  END OF MARKING PERIOD
1/25                  Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest & SJRS HOMECOMING for basketball
1/28                  Student Appreciation Day
1/29                  Best Buddy and Brownies BINGO
1/31                   Teacher Appreciation Day


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.  IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED. 


Homework

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Grade 6:
** This week, we will  be starting our next novel, On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer.  Students are to read chapters 1-3.  The books were distributed last week in case anyone wanted to get a head start and read over the weekend.   Study Guides are due Thursday, January 16th.  There will be a basic comprehension quiz on Friday, January 17th.

Vocabulary was also handed out last week.  Definitions or flashcards are due Wednesday, January 22nd.  Character charts will be handed out this week and also due January 22nd.  There will be a vocabulary and comprehension quiz on Friday, January 24th.

6R ONLY  — The Catholic Daughters of America contest assignment is due Wednesday, January 15th.  This is mandatory and will count as a homework assignment.  You can pick any catergory!

IMPORTANT DATES:

1/15 – Catholic Daughters Of America Contest entry due (6R ONLY)
1/16 – Study Guides due
1/17 – Comprehension Quiz on chapters 1-3
1/22 – Vocabulary definitions or flashcards & character chart due
1/24 – TEST on chapters 1-6; vocabulary included on this test

Monday –  Begin reading chapters 1-3
Tuesday –  Finish reading chapters 1-3
Wednesday –  Study Guide due tomorrow
Thursday –  Study for Comprehension Quiz
Friday –  MUST read chapters 4-6; vocab & character chart due 1/22; TEST 1/24

RESOURCES:
Short Story on Helen Keller (from The Story of My Life) – https://www.hasd.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2268&dataid=2957&FileName=Helen%20Keller.pdf
High-Tech Helping Hands
ON MY HONOR BOOK LINK   http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/newbery-honor.pdf
ON MY HONOR REVIEW chapters 1-3  https://quizlet.com/470891722/on-my-honor-chapters-1-3-review-flash-cards/

 

NOTES:
imagery notes
Plot, Setting, Point of View, Characters notes


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will begin reading chapters 4-6 of our next novel, HATCHET, by Gary Paulsen.  Study Guides will be distributed Monday and due Thursday.  Vocabulary for chapters 1-6 is due on Wednesday, January 15th.   There will be a quiz on this vocabulary and on chapters 1-6 of the story on Friday, January 17th.

IMPORTANT DATES:
1/15 — Vocabulary due
1/16 — Study Guide due
1/17 —  QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-6 AND VOCABULARY FOR CHAPTERS 1-6 — START STUDYING!!!
1/24 – TEST ON CHAPTERS 1-9

Monday –  Begin reading chapters 4-6
Tuesday –  Finish reading chapters 4-6; vocabulary due tomorrow and SG due Thursday
Wednesday –  Finish Study guide -due tomorrow!
Thursday –  Study for vocabulary and comprehension quiz
Friday–    Read chapters 7-9

Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes
Hatchet Flashback and Figurative Language Notes

RESOURCES:
Hatchet book link   http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
Hatchet Ch.1-6 Vocabulary Review  https://quizlet.com/472168418/hatchet-vocabulary-review-ch-1-6-flash-cards/
Hatchet Review Chapters 1-6  https://quizlet.com/470886520/hatchet-review-chapters-1-6-flash-cards/


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
1/15 — Vocabulary and Character charts due
1/16 — Chapters 3-4 Study Guide due
1/17 —  QUIZ ON CHARACTERS AND VOCABULARY FOR CHAPTERS 1-4 –START STUDYING!!!
1/24 — TEST on chapters 1-6

***This week, we will begin reading chapters 3-4 of our next novel, THE OUTSIDERS,  by S.E. Hinton.   Study Guides will be distributed on Monday and due Thursday.  Vocabulary for chapters 1-4 and Character Charts was handed out last week.  These definitions and the character chart are due  Wednesday, January 15th.  There will be a quiz on this vocabulary and on the characters of the story on Friday, January 17th.

Monday –  Read chapters 3-4
Tuesday –  Finish reading 3-4; work on SG; Finish Vocabulary & characte charts – DUE TOMORROW
Wednesday –  Finish SG — due tomorrow
Thursday –  Study for vocabulary and character quiz
Friday– MUST READ ch. 5-6

NOTES:
OUTSIDERS INTRODUCTION NOTES
Identity Stereotypes and Character Types NOTES
SYMBOLISM notes

RESOURCES:
The Outsiders Book Link     http://mrkwon.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/1/13216665/hatchet-074110-file1of3.pdf
The Outsiders Vocab. Review Ch.1-4    https://quizlet.com/472164267/the-outsiders-vocabulary-review-ch-1-4-flash-cards/
The Outsiders Character Review   https://quizlet.com/472165134/the-outsiders-character-review-flash-cards/

 

January 6th – January 10th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
WELCOME BACK!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1/2                    SCHOOL RESUMES
1/10                  12:00 Dismissal & Last day to hand in extra credit
1/14                  Chess Club Starts
1/20                  Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
1/24                  END OF MARKING PERIOD
1/25                  Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest & SJRS HOMECOMING for basketball
1/28                  Student Appreciation Day
1/29                  Best Buddy and Brownies BINGO
1/31                   Teacher Appreciation Day


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.  IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED. 


Homework

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Grade 6:
** This week, we will  be reading two short nonfiction informational texts from our textbook.  One is an excerpt from “The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller and the other is a story titled, “High-Tech Helping Hands” by June McGoldrick.  We will discuss the importance of imagery in literature and analyze the two stories and compare/contrast them as well as discuss how both stories impacted our world today.  I posted both stories below so that students do not have to carry a book back and forth to school.  I will be collecting and grading the study guide this week.  There will not be a test or quiz on these stories.

NEXT NOVEL (Beginning 1/13) – ON MY HONOR by Marion Dane Bauer

Monday –  Begin looking over “The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
Tuesday –  Finish reading “The Story of My” Life by Helen Keller; SG due Friday
Wednesday –  Read “High Tech Helping Hands;”  SG due Friday
Thursday –  Finish study guide – due tomorrow!!!!  I will collect these
Friday –  no homework

RESOURCES:
Short Story on Helen Keller (from The Story of My Life) – https://www.hasd.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2268&dataid=2957&FileName=Helen%20Keller.pdf
High-Tech Helping Hands

 

REVIEW RESOURCES:
imagery notes


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will begin reading chapters 1-3 of our next novel, HATCHET, by Gary Paulsen.  I will cover the literary skill of making inferences.  Study Guides will be distributed Monday and due Thursday.  Vocabulary for chapters 1-6 will be also be distributed.  These definitions are not due until Wednesday, January 15th.  There will be a quiz on this vocabulary and on chapters 1-6 of the story on Friday, January 17th.

IMPORTANT DATES:
1/17 —  QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-6 AND VOCABULARY FOR CHAPTERS 1-6 — START STUDYING!!!

Monday –  Begin reading chapters 1-3
Tuesday –  Finish reading chapters 1-3; work on study guide and vocabulary
Wednesday –  Finish Study guide -due tomorrow!
Thursday –  Work on vocabulary and begin reading chapters 4-6
Friday–    Vocabulary due 1/15; quiz on vocabulary and chapters 1-6 on Friday 1/17

Resources/Notes:
HATCHETI NTRODUCTION
Inferences Notes


Grade 8:
IMPORTANT DATES:
1/17 —  QUIZ ON CHARACTERS AND VOCABULARY FOR CHAPTERS 1-4 –START STUDYING!!!

***This week, we will begin reading chapters 1-2 of our next novel, THE OUTSIDERS,  by S.E. Hinton.  I will be covering the literary skills of identity, stereotypes, dynamic character, and static character.  Study Guides will be distributed on Monday and due Thursday.  Vocabulary for chapters 1-4 and Character Charts will also be distributed.  These definitions and the character chart are not due until Wednesday, January 15th.  There will be a quiz on this vocabulary and on the characters of the story on Friday, January 17th.

Monday –  Read chapters 1-2
Tuesday –  Work on SG -due THURSDAY 1/9; Vocabulary due Wednesday, 1/15
Wednesday –  Finish SG — due tomorrow
Thursday –  work on vocabulary and character chart -both due 1/15
Friday– Begin reading chapters 3-4; work on vocabulary and character chart (both due 1/15)

Resources:
OUTSIDERS INTRODUCTION NOTES
Identity Stereotypes and Character Types NOTES

 

January 2nd and 3rd

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
WELCOME BACK!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1/2                    SCHOOL RESUMES
1/10                  12:00 Dismissal
1/14                  Chess Club Starts
1/20                  Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
1/25                  Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest & SJRS HOMECOMING for basketball
1/28                  Student Appreciation Day
1/29                  Best Buddy and Brownies BINGO
1/31                   Teacher Appreciation Day


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.  IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED. 


Homework

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Grade 6:
** This week, we will be easing back into school with Literary Skills BINGO and an introduction to a short unit on nonfiction informational text.  We will review all the literary elements we have learned thus far from September through December as we will continue to build on these skills as well as add new ones.  We will do this on Thursday via BINGO.  On Friday, I will introduce some background information on Helen Keller which will help prepare students for the first of two short stories that we will be reading next week.  Both of the short stories can be found in our yellow textbook.  I also posted those stories below so that the students dont’ need to bring books home.  We will be reading an excerpt from “The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller and a story titled, “High-Tech Helping Hands” by June McGoldrick.  We will discuss imagery and analyze the two stories and compare/contrast them as well as discuss how both stories impacted our world today.

NEXT NOVEL (Beginning 1/13) – ON MY HONOR by Marion Dane Bauer

Monday
Tuesday –
Wednesday
Thursday –  no homework
Friday –  no homework

NOTES:
Short Story on Helen Keller (from The Story of My Life) – https://www.hasd.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2268&dataid=2957&FileName=Helen%20Keller.pdf
High-Tech Helping Hands

REVIEW RESOURCES:


Grade 7:
******  This week, we will be easing back into school with Literary Skills BINGO and I will introduce our next novel.  On Thursday, we will review all the literary elements we have learned thus far from September through December as we will continue to build on these skills as well as add new ones.   On Friday, I will introduce our next novel, HATCHET by Gary Paulsen.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday
Tuesday –
Wednesday
Thursday –  none
Friday–    Begin reading chapters 1-3

Grade 8:
***This week, we will be easing back into school with Literary Skills BINGO and I will introduce our next novel.  On Thursday, we will review all the literary elements we have learned thus far from September through December as we will continue to build on these skills as well as add new ones.   On Friday, I will introduce our next novel, THE OUTSIDERS,  by S.E. Hinton.

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday –  NONE
Friday– Begin reading chapters 1-2

 

December 16th – December 20th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
LUNCH ORDERS DUE THIS WEEK FOR JANUARY!!!!
12/11                 MID MARKING PERIOD & Progress Reports/Deficiency Notices Sent out
12/16                Grades 3,4,5  Christmas Show
12/18                Grades 6,7,8, Christmas Show
12/18                 6th grade Christmas Breakfast Celebration
12/19                Piano Recital
12/20                FULL DAY
12/23-1/1        Winter Recess — MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
1/2                    SCHOOL RESUMES
1/10                  12:00 Dismissal
1/14                  Chess Club Starts
1/20                  Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
1/25                  Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest & SJRS HOMECOMING for basketball
1/28                  Student Appreciation Day
1/29                  Best Buddy and Brownies BINGO
1/31                   Teacher Appreciation Day


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.  IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT, IT IS HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT HE/SHE MISSED. 


Homework
REMINDER: PLACE YOUR LUNCH ORDERS FOR JANUARY THIS WEEK!!!!
**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Grade 6:
**Our 6th Grade Christmas breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th from 8:15-9:45.  Please look for an email from Mrs. Fortucci regarding the details!
** This week, students will be finishing a project related to Call it Courage by creating their own islands. They will have full class periods to work on this.  I will provide the posterboard and construction paper.  They are welcome to print out pictures, bring in crayons, markers, glue, stickers,  etc.  to use for this project.  The project is due by Friday, 12/20, and will count as a TEST grade.   Please follow the rubric that was provided.  A notebook check will also be done before Chrismas break to  make sure the students are keeping organized and up todate with notes and assignments.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/20 ISLAND PROJECT DUE

Monday –  finish project
Tuesday –  finish project
Wednesday – finish project
Thursday –  PROJECT DUE TOMORROW
Friday –  BOARD GAME AND MOVIE DAY!   MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

NOTES:
Call it Courage Introduction & Flashback
Call It Courage – Irony Notes
Irony Notes Week
Call It Courage Figurative Language Notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 1 and 2:   https://quizlet.com/_7gr86h
Review for Chapters 1-3   https://quizlet.com/_7grfvt?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Character Review by Myles:  https://quizlet.com/_7k1lgg?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 4-5  https://quizlet.com/_7knnxl?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review by Myles ch.4-5  https://quizlet.com/_7l1h30?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Review for Call it Courage chapters 4-5 TEST  https://quizlet.com/_7loqjm?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0


Grade 7:
******  This week we will be concluding our WONDER novel with a final project and movie.  Students will be choosing a character and creating a scrapbook as if they were that character (using first person point of view).  They will have full class periods to work on this.  I will provide the posterboard and construction paper.  They are welcome to print out pictures, bring in crayons, markers, glue, stickers, etc.  to use for this project.  The project is due by Friday, 12/20, and will count as a TEST grade.   Please follow the rubric that was provided.  A notebook check will also be done before Chrismas break to  make sure the students are keeping organized and up todate with notes and assignments.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/20  Character Scrapbook DUE

Monday –  Finish project
Tuesday –  Finish project
Wednesday – Finish project
Thursday – Finish project – due tomorrow
Friday–    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

NOTES:
Wonder Introduction
Wonder flashback notes
Inference notes
Figurative Language and Symbolism Notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review Part 1:  https://quizlet.com/_7grtam
Wonder Review Parts 1-4  https://quizlet.com/_7k3agt?x=1qqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review Parts 6-7  https://quizlet.com/_7knoja?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review by Logan  https://quizlet.com/_7k0lxc?x=1jqt&i=2dagnc
Wonder Review Parts 5-8   https://quizlet.com/_7lossn?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

 


Grade 8:
***We just finished A Christmas Carol on Friday.  Students are completing a project of their choice.  They can design a Victorian Era Christmas card, create and illustrate a Christmas Haiku, or Create their own Christmas Spirit.  They can print out pictures at home and bring in.  This is due by 12/20.  VOCABULARY QUIZ ON MONDAY 12/16.

IMPORTANT DATES:

12/16   Vocabulary Quiz – A Christmas Carol

Monday -Finish project
Tuesday – Finish project
Wednesday – Finish project
Thursday –  Finish project – DUE TOMORROW!
Friday– MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

NOTES:
Diary of Anne Frank Holocaust Background Information
Intro to Anne Frank characters and setting with pictures
Anne Frank flashback and foreshadowing
Irony Notes Week

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review:  ACTS 1 and 2:  https://quizlet.com/_7gs6go
Act 1 Review https://quizlet.com/_7kd77j?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
ACT 2 Review https://quizlet.com/_7loush?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

December 9th – December 13th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
LUNCH ORDERS DUE THIS WEEK FOR JANUARY!!!!
12/10                Confessions, Make up Picture Day, Santa Sale
12/11                 MID MARKING PERIOD & Progress Reports/Deficiency Notices Sent out
12/12                Grades K,1,2 Christmas Show
12/16                Grades 3,4,5  Christmas Show
12/18                Grades 6,7,8, Christmas Show
12/19                Piano Recital
12/23-1/1        Winter Recess — MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
1/2                    SCHOOL RESUMES


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.


Homework
REMINDER: PLACE YOUR LUNCH ORDERS FOR JANUARY THIS WEEK!!!!

Grade 6:
**Our 6th Grade Christmas breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th from 8:15-9:45.  Please look for an email from Mrs. Fortucci regarding the details!
**This week we will be reviewing for the  final test on Call it Courage.  This test is on chapters 4 and 5 only.   The TEST for chapters 4-5 will be on Wednesday, 12/11.   See quizlet link below for review.  We will begin a group project toward the end of the week.  Students will be creating their own islands.  They will have full class periods to work on this.  I will provide the posterboard and construction paper.  They are welcome to print out pictures, bring in crayons, markers, glue, stickers, markers, etc.  to use for this project.  The project is due by Friday, 12/20, and will count as a TEST grade.   A notebook check will also be done before Chrismas break to  make sure the students are keeping organized and up todate with notes and assignments.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/11   TEST chapters 4-5
12/11   Progress Reports/Deficiency Notices sent out
12/20  Island Project due

Monday –  Study for test
Tuesday –  Study for test
Wednesday – Bring in materials for Island project
Thursday –  Bring in materials for Island project
Friday –  Bring in materials for Island project

NOTES:
Call it Courage Introduction & Flashback
Call It Courage – Irony Notes
Irony Notes Week
Call It Courage Figurative Language Notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 1 and 2:   https://quizlet.com/_7gr86h
Review for Chapters 1-3   https://quizlet.com/_7grfvt?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Character Review by Myles:  https://quizlet.com/_7k1lgg?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 4-5  https://quizlet.com/_7knnxl?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review by Myles ch.4-5  https://quizlet.com/_7l1h30?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Review for Call it Courage chapters 4-5 TEST  https://quizlet.com/_7loqjm?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0


Grade 7:
******This week we will be reviewing for our final test on the novel, WONDER.  The TEST is on Parts 5-8 ONLY and will be on TUESDAY 12/10. Please see quizlet link below to help you study.  We will watch the movie and begin a project toward the end of the week.  Students will be choosing a character and creating a scrapbook as if they were that character.  They will have full class periods to work on this.  I will provide the posterboard and construction paper.  They are welcome to print out pictures, bring in crayons, markers, glue, stickers, markers, etc.  to use for this project.  The project is due by Friday, 12/20, and will count as a TEST grade.   A rubric will provided.  A notebook check will also be done before Chrismas break to  make sure the students are keeping organized and up todate with notes and assignments.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/10   FINAL BOOK TEST on Parts 5-8
12/11   Progress Reports/Deficiency Notices sent out
12/20  Character Scrapbook DUE

Monday –  Study for TEST
Tuesday –   Bring in pictures or anything else you may need for your character scrapbook
Wednesday – Bring in pictures or anything else you may need for your character scrapbook
Thursday – Bring in pictures or anything else you may need for your character scrapbook
Friday–    Bring in pictures or anything else you may need for your character scrapbook

NOTES:
Wonder Introduction
Wonder flashback notes
Inference notes
Figurative Language and Symbolism Notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review Part 1:  https://quizlet.com/_7grtam
Wonder Review Parts 1-4  https://quizlet.com/_7k3agt?x=1qqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review Parts 6-7  https://quizlet.com/_7knoja?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review by Logan  https://quizlet.com/_7k0lxc?x=1jqt&i=2dagnc
Wonder Review Parts 5-8   https://quizlet.com/_7lossn?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

 


Grade 8:
***This week we will review for our final TEST on the Diary of Anne Frank.   The TEST is on ALL OF ACT 2, and will be on Wednesday, December 11th.  Please refer to your Study Guides.  After our test, we will continue our drama unit and read A Christmas Carol.  See quizlet link below for a review.  Vocabulary will be assigned and there will be one last vocabualry quiz on Monday, December 16th.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/11  TEST on ACT 2
12/11 Mid Marking Period Progress Reports
12/16   Vocabulary Quiz – A Christmas Carol

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

MondayVocabulary due Thursday
Tuesday – Vocabulary due Thursday
Wednesday – Vocabulary due Thursday
Thursday –  Study for Vocabulary quiz on Monday
Friday– Study for Vocabulary quiz on Monday

NOTES:
Diary of Anne Frank Holocaust Background Information
Intro to Anne Frank characters and setting with pictures
Anne Frank flashback and foreshadowing
Irony Notes Week

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review:  ACTS 1 and 2:  https://quizlet.com/_7gs6go
Act 1 Review https://quizlet.com/_7kd77j?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
ACT 2 Review https://quizlet.com/_7loush?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

December 2nd – December 6th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
12/5                  $1.00 Dress Down Day
12/6                  Early Dismissal
12/10                Confessions, Make up Picture Day, Santa Sale
12/11                 MID MARKING PERIOD
12/12                Grades K,1,2 Christmas Show
12/16                Grades 3,4,5  Christmas Show
12/18                Grades 6,7,8, Christmas Show
12/19                Piano Recital
12/23-1/1        Winter Recess — MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
1/2                    SCHOOL RESUMES


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.


Homework

Grade 6:  
**This week we will be finishing our book, Call it Courage.  Students will be given a study guide for these chapters, which is due Thursday.  The TEST for chapters 4-5 will be on 12/11. The literary skill this week is figurative language.   The quiz on the vocabulary will be on Friday, 12/6.  See quizlet link below for review.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/6    Vocabulary quiz on chapters 4-5 words  (YOU HAVE OVER 2 WEEKS TO STUDY)
12/11   TEST chapters 4-5

Monday –  Finish book (you should have read chapter 4 last week or over Thanksgiving); Study Guides due Thurs.; Vocab quiz Friday
Tuesday –  Work on SG (manage your time as you will be given class time to work on these) – DUE THURSDAY; vocab quiz FRIDAY
Wednesday – Finish SG – due Thursday; vocab. quiz FRIDAY
Thursday –   study for vocab – quiz tomorrow; vocabulary sentences due tomorrow!!!  Ch. 4-5 TEST IS ON 12/11
Friday –  STUDY FOR TEST on 12/11

NOTES:
Call it Courage Introduction & Flashback
Call It Courage – Irony Notes
Irony Notes Week
Call It Courage Figurative Language Notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 1 and 2:   https://quizlet.com/_7gr86h
Review for Chapters 1-3   https://quizlet.com/_7grfvt?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Character Review by Myles:  https://quizlet.com/_7k1lgg?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 4-5  https://quizlet.com/_7knnxl?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review by Myles ch.4-5  https://quizlet.com/_7l1h30?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0


Grade 7:
******This week we will be finishing the book, WONDER.  Students should have read Parts 5-6 over break and will be assigned Parts 7-8 this week.  Study guides for these chapters are distributed on Monday.  The TEST on PARTS 5-8 will be on TUESDAY 12/10.  That vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, 12/6.  The literary skills this week is figurative language and symbolism.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/6     vocab. quiz (Parts 6-7)
12/10   FINAL BOOK TEST on Parts 5-8

Monday –  Finish reading; begin study guides (manage your time — you will be given class time to work on these) -due Thursday; vocab quiz Friday
Tuesday –   Work on SG – due Thursday; vocab quiz on Friday
Wednesday – FINISH STUDY GUIDES Parts 5-7- due Tomorrow; Study Guide for Part 8 due Friday.  & vocab. quiz Friday
Thursday – Part 8 Study Guide due Friday; STUDY FOR VOCAB. quiz tomorrow and TEST 12/10
Friday–     STUDY FOR TEST on 12/10

NOTES:
Wonder Introduction
Wonder flashback notes
Inference notes
Figurative Language and Symbolism Notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review Part 1:  https://quizlet.com/_7grtam
Wonder Review Parts 1-4  https://quizlet.com/_7k3agt?x=1qqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review Parts 6-7  https://quizlet.com/_7knoja?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Vocabulary Review by Logan  https://quizlet.com/_7k0lxc?x=1jqt&i=2dagnc

 


Grade 8:
***This week we are continuing to read our play, Diary of Anne Frank.  We will start ACT 2.  There will be a TEST on ACT 2 sometime next week.  The exact date will be determined based on how far we get in class.  Study Guides should be completed as we complete each scene.  This week’s skill involves looking at dialogue and analzing character change over time.

IMPORTANT DATES:
12/11  TEST on ACT 2

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Monday –  Finish Study guide questions up to where we read in class; TEST sometime next week
Tuesday – Finish SG questions up to where we are in class – Act 2, Scene 1; TEST sometime next week
Wednesday – Finish SG questions up to where we are in class -; Act 2, scenes 2-3 TEST sometime next week
Thursday – 8D ONLY – vocabulary paragraph due tomorrow!; SG questions for Act 2, scene 4; TEST sometime next week
Friday– Finish SG questions up to where we are in class; TEST will be Wednesday, 12/11

NOTES:
Diary of Anne Frank Holocaust Background Information
Intro to Anne Frank characters and setting with pictures
Anne Frank flashback and foreshadowing
Irony Notes Week

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review:  ACTS 1 and 2:  https://quizlet.com/_7gs6go
Act 1 Review https://quizlet.com/_7kd77j?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

November 25th to November 27th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
**Our Food Drive has started.  6R Homeroom is in charge of tuna and canned vegetables; ends 11/13

11/24                SJRS Tea and Cake Auction 2:00
11/27                Early dismissal
11/28/11/29    NO SCHOOL — HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
12/5                  $1.00 Dress Down Day
12/6                  Early Dismissal
12/10                Confessions, Make up Picture Day, Santa Sale
12/12                Grades K,1,2 Christmas Show
12/16                Grades 3,4,5  Christmas Show
12/18                Grades 6,7,8, Christmas Show
12/19                Piano Recital
12/23-1/1        Winter Recess — MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
1/2                    SCHOOL RESUMES


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.


Homework

Grade 6:  
**This week we will be reviewing for our TEST on chapters 1-3 which is on Tuesday, 11/26.  Vocabulary for chapters 4-5 is due on Wednesday.  The quiz on this vocabulary will be on Friday, 12/6.  Students should begin reading chapters 4 and 5 as well as study their vocabulary words.

IMPORTANT DATES:
11/27   TEST chapters 1-3 & vocabulary definitions for chapters 4-5 due (distributed on 11/19)
12/6    Vocabulary quiz on chapters 4-5 words  (YOU HAVE OVER 2 WEEKS TO STUDY)

Monday –  STUDY FOR TEST TOMORROW!  Vocabulary is due Wednesday.
Tuesday – Vocabulary definitions are due tomorrow
Wednesday – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Thursday –   FINISH STORY
Friday – 

NOTES:
Call it Courage Introduction & Flashback
Call It Courage – Irony Notes
Irony Notes Week

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 1 and 2:   https://quizlet.com/_7gr86h
Review for Chapters 1-3   https://quizlet.com/_7grfvt?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Character Review by Myles:  https://quizlet.com/_7k1lgg?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

 


Grade 7:
******This week we will have a test on the first part of the book, PARTS 1-4. This test is on TUESDAY, 11/27.  Vocabulary definitions for PARTS 6-7 are due on Wednesday.  That vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, 12/6.  Please begin reading PARTS 5 and 6.

IMPORTANT DATES:
11/27   TEST ON PARTS 1-4 & vocabulary definitions for PARTS 6-7 (distributed on 11/19)
11/28   vocabulary definitions are due
12/6    Vocabulary quiz on PARTS 6-7  (YOU HAVE OVER 2 WEEKS TO STUDY)

Monday –  Study for test; vocab definitions; begin reading PARTS 5-6
Tuesday – Finish vocabulary definitions
Wednesday – READ PARTS 5 and 6
Thursday – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Friday–     FINISH BOOK

NOTES:
Wonder Introduction
Wonder flashback notes
Inference notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review Part 1:  https://quizlet.com/_7grtam
Wonder Review Parts 1-4  https://quizlet.com/_7k3agt?x=1qqt&i=27zjv0

 


Grade 8:
***This week we are continuing to read our play, Diary of Anne Frank.  We will start ACT 2.  There will be a TEST on ACT 1 on TUESDAY, 11/26.

IMPORTANT DATES:
11/22   character quiz
11/27   TEST on ACT 1

**On FRIDAY, 11/8,  I gave a brief historical background on the Holocaust.  If you were absent, then you need to read over the notes for this lesson that you missed.  You will need to have an understanding of the history behind this story.

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Monday –  STUDY FOR TEST TOMORROW!!!  VOCABULARY SENTENCES DUE TOMORROW — THESE COUNT AS A QUIZ GRADE
Tuesday – NONE
Wednesday – Answer any questions you can on our SG based on what we have ready thus far
Thursday – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Friday– 

NOTES:
Diary of Anne Frank Holocaust Background Information
Intro to Anne Frank characters and setting with pictures
Anne Frank flashback and foreshadowing
Irony Notes Week

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review:  ACTS 1 and 2:  https://quizlet.com/_7gs6go
Act 1, Scene 1 Review https://quizlet.com/_7kd77j?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

November 18th-November 22nd

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
**Our Food Drive has started.  6R Homeroom is in charge of tuna and canned vegetables; ends 11/13

11/6                   END OF THE FIRST MARKING PERIOD
11/13                 Food Drive Ends11/15     Report cards open to parents at the end of the day
11/15                 Report cards open to parents
11/20-11/22    Parent Teacher Confereces & Early Dismissal
11/24                SJRS Tea and Cake Auction 2:00
11/27                Early dismissal
11/28/11/29    NO SCHOOL — HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.


Homework

Grade 6:  
**This week we will be reading chapter 3 in Call it Courage. There will be a quiz on the characters on Friday and a TEST on chapters 1-3 on TUESDAY, 11/26.  This week’s skills include irony and a review of character conflict.

IMPORTANT DATES:
11/22 character quiz
11/27 TEST chapters 1-3 & vocabulary definitions for chapters 4-5 due (distributed on 11/19)
12/6   Vocabulary quiz on chapters 4-5 words  (YOU HAVE OVER 2 WEEKS TO STUDY)

Monday –  Read chapter 3
Tuesday – SG questions — due Thursday; character quiz FRIDAY
Wednesday – FINISH SG; character quiz FRIDAY
Thursday – study for character quiz
Friday:  study for TEST on chapters 1-3 which will be on TUESDAY 11/26

NOTES:
Call it Courage Introduction & Flashback
Call It Courage – Irony Notes
Irony Notes Week

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 1 and 2:   https://quizlet.com/_7gr86h
Review for Chapters 1-3   https://quizlet.com/_7grfvt?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0
Character Review by Myles:  https://quizlet.com/_7k1lgg?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

 


Grade 7:
******This week we will be reading Parts 2, 3, and 4.  Chapters 2 and 3 should have been read over the weekend.  Study Guides for chapters 2 and 3 were distributed last week.  Study guide for chapter 4 will be given out Monday.  Students will have class periods on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to work on theses.    Vocabulary for Parts 6-7 was distributed on 11/19.  These defintions are due Wednesday, 11/27.  There will be a character quiz on FRIDAY, 11/22.  There will be a TEST on Parts 1-4 on TUESDAY, 11/26.  This weeks skills include making inferences.

IMPORTANT DATES:
11/22 character quiz
11/27   TEST ON PARTS 1-4 & vocabulary definitions for PARTS 6-7 (distributed on 11/19)
12/6   Vocabulary quiz on PARTS 6-7  (YOU HAVE OVER 2 WEEKS TO STUDY)

Monday –  Work on Study Guide questions for Parts 2-3.  Start reading Part 4; character quiz on Friday
Tuesday – Work on SG for 3-4; Finish reading Part 4; character quiz Friday
Wednesday – Finish Study Guide for Part 4
Thursday – study for character quiz
Friday–  Study for Parts 1-4 TEST on TUESDAY 11/26

NOTES:
Wonder Introduction
Wonder flashback notes
Inference notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review Part 1:  https://quizlet.com/_7grtam
Wonder Review Parts 1-4  https://quizlet.com/_7k3agt?x=1qqt&i=27zjv0

 


Grade 8:
***This week we are continuing to read our play, Diary of Anne Frank.  The students are role playing this in class and we are completing Study Guide Questions as we go.  There will be a character quiz on Friday and a TEST on ACT 1, once we finish it (hopefully by 11/26).  This weeks skills include irony and a review of character conflict.

IMPORTANT DATES:
11/22 character quiz
11/27 TEST on ACT 1

**On FRIDAY, 11/8 I gave a brief historical background on the Holocaust.  If you were absent, then you need to read over the notes for this lesson that you missed.  You will need to have an understanding of the history behind this story.

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Monday –  complete SG questions – ACT 1, SCENE 3 DUE TOMORROW; character quiz Friday 11/22; TEST 11/26
Tuesday – study guide questions FOR SCENE 4 due tomorrow; character quiz Friday 11/22 and ACT 1 TEST 11/26
Wednesday – Study guide -FINISH AND DUE TOMORROW; character quiz FRIDAY; TEST Tuesday
Thursday – Study Guide Questions; study for character quiz
Friday– Study for TEST on TUESDAY 11/26 — All of ACT 1; FINISH VOCABULARY SENTENCES (10 SENTENCES, ANY 10 VOCABULARY WORDS, 8TH GRADE APPROPRIATE) – due by Tuesday 11/26

NOTES:
Diary of Anne Frank Holocaust Background Information
Intro to Anne Frank characters and setting with pictures
Anne Frank flashback and foreshadowing
Irony Notes Week

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review:  ACTS 1 and 2:  https://quizlet.com/_7gs6go
Act 1, Scene 1 Review https://quizlet.com/_7kd77j?x=1jqt&i=27zjv0

November 11th – November 15th

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
**Our Food Drive has started.  6R Homeroom is in charge of tuna and canned vegetables; ends 11/13

11/6                   END OF THE FIRST MARKING PERIOD
11/13                 Food Drive Ends11/15     Report cards open to parents at the end of the day
11/15                 Report cards open to parents
11/20-11/22    Parent Teacher Confereces & Early Dismissal
11/24                SJRS Tea and Cake Auction 2:00
11/27                Early dismissal
11/28/11/29    NO SCHOOL — HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


**MAKE UP TESTS/ASSIGNMENTS — Please note that that if your child needs to make up a test or has any work missing, it goes in on renweb as a zero ONLY UNTIL IT IS MADE UP.  I do this to remind myself and the student that work needs to be made up or missing and so that it does not get overlooked.  Please have your child make arrangements with  me to make up his/her test.  Make up tests are given during recess.


Homework

Grade 6:  
**This week we are starting our new novel, Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry. We will be reading chapter 2 and completing a Study Guide for Chapters 1 and 2.  (Chapter 1 should have been read over the weekend).  Please manage your time and do not complete this entire packet at home.  You have Tuesday and Wednessdy in class to work on it.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on FRIDAY, 11/15.  IF YOU WERE ABSENT ON FRIDAY, 11/8 — THEN YOU NEED TO FINISH THE COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY THAT WE WERE WORKING ON IN CLASS AND HAND IN BY FRIDAY 11/15.

Monday –  Read chapter 2 (chapter 1 should have been read over the weekend); begin Study Guide questions (due Thursday); Vocab. Quiz Friday;  if you were absent on Friday — then you need to complete the compare and contrast essay and hand in by Friday, 11/15
Tuesday – SG questions — due Thursday; vocab. quiz FRIDAY
Wednesday – FINISH SG; vocab. quiz FRIDAY; if you need to finish the compare/contrast essay — it’s due FRIDAY
Thursday – study for vocabulary quiz; COMPARE/CONTRAST ESSAY FOR THOSE WHO STILL NEED TO COMPLETE IT – DUE TOMORROW!!!!
Friday–  Read chapter 3 over the weekend

NOTES:
Call it Courage Introduction & Flashback
Call It Courage – Irony Notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review for Chapters 1 and 2:   https://quizlet.com/_7gr86h

 


Grade 7:
******This week we will begin our next novel, WONDER by RJ Palacio.   We will be discussing Part 1, which was to be read over the weekend.  You will have part of Monday and all of Tuesday to work on this study guide in class so please manage your time.  We will begin Part 2 on Wednesday of this week.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on the vocabulary from Part 1 on FRIDAY, 11/15.

***IF YOU WERE ABSENT ON FRIDAY, 11/8 THEN YOU NEED TO FINISH THE COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY THAT WE WERE WORKING ON IN CLASS AND HAND IN BY FRIDAY 11/15.

Monday –  Work on Study Guide questions #1-7 (due WEDNESDAY); Vocab. quiz FRIDAY 11/15; those of you who were absent on Friday (11/8) need to complete the compare and contrast essay by FRIDA 11/15
Tuesday – FINISH STUDY GUIDE (you should have questions #8-16 left); vocab. quiz FRIDAY; compare/contrast essay due FRIDAY
Wednesday – Begin Reading  Part 2 “Via”; vocab. quiz FRIDAY; compare/contrast essay due by FRIDAY
Thursday – Study for Vocab. quiz tomorrow
Friday–  Read Parts 2 and 3 over the weekend

NOTES:
Wonder Introduction
Wonder flashback notes

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review Part 1:  https://quizlet.com/_7grtam

 


Grade 8:
***This week we will be finishing our novel/movie compare and contrast essay of the THE GIVER.
***On Tuesday, we are starting our nonfiction drama,The Diary of Anne Frank.   We will be reading this in class together and role playing the various character parts.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on both ACT 1 and ACT 2 vocabulary on FRIDAY, 11/15. 

**On FRIDAY, 11/8 I gave a brief historical background on the Holocaust.  If you were absent, then you need to read over the notes for this lesson that you missed.  You will need to have an understanding of the history behind this story.

**If your child is an auditory learner and would like to listen to the audio version, you can usually find them on Youtube or the app, LibriVox.  However, they will need to know how to cite information from the story when answering questions.

Monday –  vocabulary definitions for ACT 2 due by Thursday; study guide for ACT 1  -finish questions that can be completed based on what we have read thus far; vocab quiz FRIDAY
Tuesday – finish SG for ACT 1 questions that can be completed based on what we have read thus far; ACT 2 vocab due Thursday
Wednesday – finish SG for ACT 1 questions that can be completed based on what we have read thus far; voacb quiz FRIDAY on both ACT 1 and 2 vocab; ACT 2 definitions due TOMORROW
Thursday – vocab. quiz tomorrow; complete SG for ACT 1 questions that can be completed based on what we have read thus far;
Friday– read for 20-30 minutes a night (any book)

NOTES:
Diary of Anne Frank Holocaust Background Information
Intro to Anne Frank characters and setting with pictures
Anne Frank flashback and foreshadowing

REVIEW RESOURCES:
Vocabulary Review:  ACTS 1 and 2:  https://quizlet.com/_7gs6go

 

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