Mrs. Hoffman 3/19

Happy St. Joseph’s Day!

Grades 5-8 IMPORTANT

Please check option C on a regular basis to see if you are missing any work. I have received several assignments that were turned in blank. Make sure you are following all directions before you submit.  If I have already graded work and you submit it late it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to email me that it has been submitted. 

These assignments count toward the third trimester report card, I expect all students to give as much effort as you would in the classroom.


  • All writing should be checked for spelling/punctuation/grammar mistakes.
  • Polish your work to a high shine before you publish!
  • Remember writing is rewriting! 
  • All responses to reading should have details cited from the text which support your answer.
  • Do your best and be proud of the work you submit. 


Mrs. Hoffman 3/18

Please make sure students in 5-8 are logging into my ELA google classroom and my 7th grade Religion classroom. Daily work is provided, video journals, and ongoing projects. Work should be completed the day it is assigned unless otherwise noted. All directions are posted, if you have any questions do not hesitate to email me at

Stay safe everyone!

Mrs. Hoffman 3/16

Attention 5-8: We are going to be using flipgrid in our classes to help with our novel study discussions. 

Parents, if you are uncomfortable with your child showing their face on the video, the app provides “stickers” to cover their face while they provide their responses. NO ONE will be able to see the responses other than myself and the students in the class. Here is a link to a tutorial to get a sense of what it will be like. No need to create codes or anything now, you’ll have access to it in my google classroom.

Links to flipgrid prompts/discussion questions will be on the google classroom page. 

5-8 Please check your ELA google classroom for the assignments for this week. Everything should be submitted via google classroom unless stated otherwise. 


Mrs. Hoffman 3/12

Parents please complete the following survey regarding distance learning:


5th: Vocabulary words. definitions/part of speech/sentence

6th & 8th Oratorical classroom round will be on Weds. 3/18 BE PREPARED! Mrs. Hoffman should have a copy of all speeches by now! 

6th: Read chapter 5 of Percy Jackson

7th: Make sure you have 2 printed copies of speech. One for yourself, one for Mrs. Hoffman for tomorrow. 

Complete NYS ELA Test 1, session 1 pgs. 31-53

8th: Vocabulary words pg.  266 definitions/part of speech/sentence

         Vocabulary Quiz Monday on words from Zero Hour and War of the Worlds. (11 words total)

          FINISH War of the Worlds questions in ELA ntbk

Mrs. HOffman 3/11

7th: Correct wrong answers for extra credit due tomorrow. 

         Speeches due Friday

Mrs. Hoffman 3/11

5th: Wonder open book test tomorrow. Reviewed questions in class. (Focus is on pages 1-62)

6th: Percy Jackson open book test tomorrow (3/11) chapters 1-3. 

7th: Be prepared to give your speech on Friday 3/13. Those students entering the oratorical MUST have speech memorized. 

8th: Key Ideas/ Details/ Craft and Structure for Zero Hour to be completed in ELA notebook. 

Mrs. Hoffman, 3/5

6-8: ALL students participating in oratorical must hand in their speeches by Monday. Classroom round is Friday, 3/13! 


6th: Read chapter 3 of Percy Jackson

8th: vocabulary words will be checked on Monday! Make sure you finished them. 



Mrs. Hoffman 3/3

5th: Finish the L in KWL chart. Use information sheet provided to fill out the column.

7th: Beatitudes Test tomorrow! Bring in trip money. 

6th: Know lines for Titanic play!!!

7th: ELA test book pages 6-14

8th: KNow lines for Hamlet!!!

Mrs. Hoffman 2/28

Grades 6-8 Oratorical speeches class round March 18. Those chosen will move on to the school round on March 30th. Diocesan finals will be held at OLMCA on May 20th. All speeches must be approved by Mrs. Hoffman by Wednesday, March 4th. 

5th: Log on to Education City and answer more Grammar-Thon questions until 5:00!

6th: Log on to Education City and answer more Grammar-Thon questions until 5:00!

7th: Beatitudes Test on Wednesday, March 4th. Study Religion text book page 100.