Grade Six (Grades 6-8 English Language Arts and 7L Religion)

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Back to School Night 2018-2019

Grade 7L’s beautiful hand made rosaries!

12/6/18

Grade 6:  Complete the evidence charts for “Dreams from My Father” in Code X. 

Code X Unit 2 Test on Friday, 12/14.

Grade 7R: Complete brainstorming for argumentative presentation. 

Code X Unit 2 Test (pushed back to) Tuesday, 12/11.

Grade 8: Code X Unit 2 Test on Monday, 12/10.

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12/5/18

TOMORROW, Thursday, 12/6, 12PM Dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences 1-3Pm and 6-8PM

Grade 6:  Complete the evidence charts for “Dreams from My Father” in Code X. 

Code X Unit 2 Test on Friday, 12/14.

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 2 Test tomorrow, Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7L Religion: Fill in, color, and cut Advent ornament.

Grade 7R: Complete brainstorming for argumentative presentation. 

Code X Unit 2 Test (pushed back to) Tuesday, 12/11.

Grade 8:  Pgs. 96 and 97 in Code X. 

Code X Unit 2 Test on Monday, 12/10.

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12/4/18

Thursday, 12/6, 12PM Dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences 1-3Pm and 6-8PM

Grade 6:  Code X Unit 2 Test on Friday, 12/14.

Grade 7L: Come in if you have any questions for your test Thursday.  Code X Unit 2 Test on Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7R: Create a study guide for your Code X test.  Code X Unit 2 Test (pushed back to) Tuesday, 12/11.

Grade 8:  Code X Unit 2 Test on Monday, 12/10.

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12/3/18

Thursday, 12/6, 12PM Dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences 1-3Pm and 6-8PM

Grade 6:  Code X Unit 2 Test on Friday, 12/14.

Grade 7L: Complete pgs. 74 and 75 in Code X, Key Ideas & Details and Craft & Structure Charts.  Code X Unit 2 Test on Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7R: Code X Unit 2 Test (pushed back to) Tuesday, 12/11.

Grade 8: Sign Vocab Unit 2 quiz.  Code X Unit 2 Test on Monday, 12/10.

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11/30/18

Parent-Teacher Conference Slips for time slots to be handed in ASAP!

Grade 5 & 6 Christmas Play Permission slip due to be handed in ASAP!

Grade 6:  Complete part 2 of Close Reading Q’s for “Dreams From My Father” #’s 12-22.  Make sure to answer in complete sentences!

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 2 Test on Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7L Religion: Research/list possible children charities for our Christmas project.  Bring in for Monday, 12/3.

Grade 7R: Research/list possible children charities for our Christmas project.  Complete the evidence charts for Why We Run.  Code X Unit 2 Test (pushed back to) Tuesday, 12/11.

Grade 8: Code X Unit 2 Test on Monday, 12/10.

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11/29/18

Parent-Teacher Conference Slips for time slots to be handed in ASAP!

Grade 5 & 6 Christmas Play Permission slip due to be handed in ASAP!

Grade 6:  Complete part 1 of close reading questions for “Dreams From My Father” in Code X.  Make sure to answer in complete sentences and in notebook. Sign Vocab Unit 2 quiz.

Grade 7L: Complete part 2 of the Close Reading Q’s, #’s 11-20, in notebook.  Make sure to answer in complete sentences. 

Code X Unit 2 Test on Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7L Religion: Research/list possible children charities for our Christmas project.  Bring in for Monday, 12/3.

Grade 7R: Complete part 2 of the Close Reading Q’s, #’s 11-20, in notebook.  Make sure to answer in complete sentences. 

Code X Unit 2 Test on Tuesday, 12/4.

Grade 8: Finish close reading questions for Life of Pi.  Complete the evidence charts for Life of Pi. –> Make sure to submit parent letter on Yearbook Classroom by 8AM tomorrow morning, 11/30.  

Code X Unit 2 Test on Monday, 12/10.

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11/28/18

Parent-Teacher Conference Slips for time slots to be handed in ASAP!

Grade 5 & 6 Christmas Play Permission slip due to be handed in ASAP!

Pizza Day – Wednesdays, 12/5 & 12/19.  Please return the order by tomorrow, 11/29!!

Grade 6: Complete the academic vocabulary for “Dreams from my Father” in Code X in notebook.  Finish elf if not finished in class.

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 2 Test on Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7R: Part 1 of Close Reading Q’s for Why We Run, #’s 1-10, to be done in notebook and answered in complete sentences.

Code X Unit 2 Test on Tuesday, 12/4.

Grade 8: Read the excerpt of “Life of Pi” in Code X and write a two-paragraph summary on the events in the story. 

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11/26/18

11/27/18

Parent-Teacher Conference Slips for time slots to be handed in ASAP!

Grade 5 & 6 Christmas Play Permission slip due to be handed in ASAP!

Pizza Day – Wednesdays, 12/5 & 12/19.  Please return the order by 11/29!!

Grade 6: Vocab Unit 2 Quiz tomorrow, 11/28.

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 2 Test on Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7R: Students who did not finish guided group reading in class, finishing reading the text of Why We Run and annotate.

Code X Unit 2 Test on Tuesday, 12/4.

Grade 8: Finish draft of yearbook letter.  Vocabulary Unit 2 Quiz tomorrow, 11/28. 

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11/26/18

Pizza Day – Wednesdays, 12/5 & 12/19.  Please return the order by 11/29!!

Grade 6: Vocab Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28.

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 2 Test on Thursday, 12/6.

Grade 7R: Code X Unit 2 Test on Tuesday, 12/4.

Grade 8: Finish draft of yearbook letter.  Vocabulary Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28. 

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11/21/18

Grade 6: Complete pgs. 29-30, Complete the Sentence, in Vocab WKBK for Monday, 11/26.  Vocab Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28.

Grade 7L Religion: Characteristics of Relationships skits due to be handed in (1 printed copy for myself) and performed on Monday, 11/26.

Grade 7R: Sign both Argumentative Journal Writing Assignments and Narratives.

Grade 8: Vocabulary Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28. 

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11/20/18

Wednesday, 11/21, 12PM Dismissal – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🙂 

Grade 6: Complete pgs. 29-30, Complete the Sentence, in Vocab WKBK for Monday, 11/26.  Vocab Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28.

Grade 7L: Complete the evidence charts for “What Could Be Better Than a Touchdown?”  Sign argumentative writing assignments.

Grade 7L Religion: Characteristics of Relationships skits due to be handed in (1 printed copy for myself) and performed on Monday, 11/26.

Grade 8: Vocabulary Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28. 

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11/19/18

TUESDAY, 11/20, ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON! Students may dress up!

Wednesday, 11/21, 12PM Dismissal – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🙂 

Grade 6: Complete pgs. 29-30, Complete the Sentence, in Vocab WKBK for Monday, 11/26.  Vocab Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28.

Grade 7L: Complete the close reading questions for “What Could Be Better Than a Touchdown?” in Code X, #’s 1-10 pgs. 57-59.  Make sure to answer in complete sentences. 

Grade 7L Religion: Characteristics of Relationships skits due to be handed in (1 printed copy for myself) and performed on Monday, 11/26.

Grade 7R: Complete the evidence charts for “What Could Be Better Than a Touchdown?” in Code X. 

Grade 8: Write a sentence for each word in Set A of Vocab Unit 2 only.  Create a searchword/crossword puzzle with the words of Set A Vocab Unit 2 only.  Vocabulary Unit 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 11/28.

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11/15/18

Grade 7L Religion: Sign Chapter 2 Tests.

Grade 8: Sign The Story of Keesh quizzes. 

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11/14/18

Grade 7R: Complete the academic vocabulary on pg. 56 in Code X for ‘What Could Be Better Than a Touchdown?” Make sure to write the word, definition, and example.

Grade 7L: Sign narratives.In Class Argumentative Writing Assignment due to be handed in on loose leaf or typed tomorrow.  When presenting, visuals can be used via GoogleSlides (images) when presenting your arguments.  

Guidelines: (Each point represents a paragraph)

–>When writing, begin your introduction of your claim with an anecdote. (a short and interesting story or an amusing event often proposed to support or demonstrate some point and make readers and listeners laugh) Your anecdote should hint at the claim you are making.

–>After you introduce your anecdote, present your claim, your argument,  and your own reasoning (research) to support your claim.

–>Once you present your claim and your own reasoning behind that claim, present the opinions of the two classmates you interviewed. You can say “Other sources can argue differently…” (counterclaims)

–>Conclude with a strong concluding statement. (2-3 sentences)

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11/13/18

Grade 7R:  Sign Vocab Unit 2 Quiz.  In Class Argumentative Writing Assignment due to be handed in on loose leaf or typed tomorrow.  When presenting, visuals can be used via GoogleSlides (images) when presenting your arguments.  

Guidelines:

–>When writing, begin your introduction of your claim with an anecdote. (a short and interesting story or an amusing event often proposed to support or demonstrate some point and make readers and listeners laugh) Your anecdote should hint at the claim you are making.

–>After you introduce your anecdote, present your claim, your argument,  and your own reasoning to support your claim.

–>Once you present your claim and your own reasoning behind that claim, present the opinions of the two classmates you interviewed. You can say “Other sources can argue differently…” (counterclaims)

–>Conclude with a strong concluding statement. (2-3 sentences)

Grade 7L: Sign Vocab Unit 2 Quiz.  Finish research on claims for argument and reasoning.

Grade 8: Comprehension quiz on “The Story of Keesh” tomorrow, Wed. 11/14.

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11/8/18

Have a great long weekend! 🙂

NO SCHOOL: Friday, 11/9 for N, K-8 (Professional Day) and MONDAY, 11/12 Veteran’s Day Observance!

Grade 6: Sign narratives.

Grade 8: Complete narrative graphic organizer for The Story of Keesh.

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11/2/18

Grade 6: Complete the close reading questions #’s 1-11 for “The Life You Imagine” in Code X.

Grade 7L: Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7L-Religion: Chapter 2 test on Monday, 11/5

Grade 7R: Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 8: Complete your set assigned of the close reading questions for The Story of Keesh. 

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11/1/18

Grade 6: Sign Vocab Unit 1 quiz.

Grade 7L: Writing Words in Action on pg. 34. Minimum of 2 paragraphs (at least 9 sentences each)

Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7L-Religion: Chapter 2 test on Monday, 11/5

Grade 7R: Writing Words in Action on pg. 34. Minimum of 2 paragraphs (at least 9 sentences each)

Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

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10/31/18

Grade 7L: Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7L-Religion: Chapter 2 test on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7R: Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 8: Sign Vocab Unit 1 quizzes.

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10/30/18

Halloween Celebration: Wed. Oct. 31st! Parade and Pizza Day! 

Grade 6 Homeroom: Make sure to bring a bag of candy for our 1st grade trick-or-treaters!

Grade 7L: Complete Set B of Vocab Unit 2 (pgs. 30-33) and write a sentence for each word in Set B. Sign Code X tests – due Thurs. 11/1.

Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7L-Religion: Chapter 2 test on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7R: Complete Set B of Vocab Unit 2 (pgs. 30-33) and write a sentence for each word in Set B. 

Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

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10/29/18

Halloween Celebration: Wed. Oct. 31st! Parade and Pizza Day! 

Grade 6 Homeroom: Make sure to bring a bag of candy for our 1st grade trick-or-treaters!

Grade 7L: Create a searchword/crossword puzzle with the words in Set A of Vocab Unit 2.Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7L-Religion: Chapter 2 test on Monday, 11/5.

Grade 7R: Create a searchword/crossword puzzle with the words in Set A of Vocab Unit 2.  Vocabulary Quiz Unit 2 on Monday, 11/5.

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10/26/18

Halloween Celebration: Wed. Oct. 31st! Parade and Pizza Day! 

Halloween Costume After School Party 10/31  2-5 PM: $10.00 – return slips by Mon. 10/29!

Grade 6: Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

Grade 7L: Final Narrative Writing assignment with all components included due to be handed in on Monday, 10/29.  

Grade 7R: Final Narrative Writing assignment with all components included due to be handed in on Monday, 10/29. Sign Code X tests.

Grade 8: Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

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10/25/18

Halloween Celebration: Oct. 31st! Parade and Pizza Day! – return slips by TOMORROW, Friday, 10/26!

Halloween Costume After School Party 10/31  2-5 PM: $10.00 – return slips by Mon. 10/29!

Grade 6: Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

Grade 7L: Narrative drafts are to be complete for tomorrow on loose leaf.  Final Narrative Writing assignment with all components included due to be handed in on Monday, 10/29.  

Grade 7R: Narrative drafts are to be complete for tomorrow on loose leaf.  Final Narrative Writing assignment with all components included due to be handed in on Monday, 10/29.

Grade 8:  Complete pgs. 22 and 23 in Vocab Unit 1 as well as Writing: Words in Action on pg. 22 (Minimum of 2 paragraphs). Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

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10/24/18

Halloween Celebration: Oct. 31st! Parade and Pizza Day! – return slips by Friday, 10/26!

Halloween Costume After School Party 10/31  2-5 PM: $10.00 – return slips by Mon. 10/29!

Grade 6: Complete pgs. 19-21 in Vocab Unit 1.  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

Grade 7L: Create outline/structure for your narrative as we did in class.  Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.  

Grade 7L – Religion: Biblical Scripture Act-Outs to be presented tomorrow, Thursday, 10/25.

Grade 7R: Begin your draft on loose leaf and write the introductory paragraphs ONLY of your narrative (1-5).  It should be the first point on your outline that we did today in class.  

Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.

Grade 8:  Complete Set B of Vocab Unit 1 pgs. 18-21 and write a sentence for each word (In Set B). Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

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10/23/18

Individual and Graduate Pictures tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/23!  Students should be in full uniform or dress up!

Grade 6: Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

Grade 7L: Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.  

Grade 7L – Religion: Biblical Scripture Act-Outs to be presented on Thursday, 10/25.

Grade 7R: After learning how to write descriptively and using sensory details, in your notebook:

1.) Write your introductory sentence that would be used in your narrative.

2.) Identify the nouns and verbs in your sentence by circling them.  Next, add descriptive adjectives and adverbs to all of your circled adjectives and adverbs in your sentence in a list format.  (As we did in class)

3.) Add any additional details if needed.

4.) Rewrite your introductory sentence with your newly added descriptions.

Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.

Grade 8:  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

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10/22/18

Individual and Graduate Pictures tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/23!  Students should be in full uniform or dress up!

Grade 6: Create a sentence for each of the vocabulary words in Unit 1 (20). Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

Grade 7L: Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.  

Grade 7L – Religion: Biblical Scripture Act-Outs to be presented on Thursday, 10/25.

Grade 7R: Complete narrative graphic organizer.  

Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.

Grade 8:  Write a sentence for each vocabulary word in Set A only of Unit 1.  Create a searchword or crossword puzzle for the vocabulary words in Set A of Unit 1 only.  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 10/29.

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10/18/18

Medieval Times Trip tomorrow, Friday, 10/19!

Homeroom Grade 6: Please sign and return progress reports ASAP!

Grade 7L: Robert Frost Rearranged project due Monday, 10/22.  Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.  

Grade 7R: Robert Frost Rearranged project due Monday, 10/22.  Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.

Grade 8:  Informative Writing Assignment: Article/Brochure due Monday, 10/22.

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10/17/18

Medieval Times Trip on Friday, 10/19!

Homeroom Grade 6: Please sign and return progress reports ASAP!

Grade 6:  Final copy of narrative writing assignment with all parts included due to be handed in tomorrow, Thursday, 10/18!

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 1 Test tomorrow, Thursday, 10/18. Robert Frost Rearranged project due Monday, 10/22.  Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.  

Grade 7R: Complete draft on loose leaf for Robert Frost Rearranged project. Robert Frost Rearranged project due Monday, 10/22.  Narrative Writing assignment due Monday, 10/29.

Grade 8:  Informative Writing Assignment: Article/Brochure due Monday, 10/22.

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10/16/18

Medieval Times Trip on Friday, 10/19!

Homeroom Grade 6: Please sign and return progress reports ASAP!

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Grade 6:  *Pushed back* Final copy of narrative writing assignment with all parts included due to be handed in on Thursday, 10/18!

Grade 7L: Complete draft on loose leaf for Robert Frost Rearranged project.  Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7L – Religion:  DIY Rosaries to be FULLY complete by Wed. 10/17.  Websites on Hot-To below:

How to Make a Rosary with Kids

http://www.catholicicing.com/how-to-bead-a-cross-fun-christian-craft/ 

Grade 8:  Informative Writing Assignment: Article/Brochure due Monday, 10/22.

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10/15/18

Medieval Times Trip on Friday, 10/19!

Homeroom Grade 6: Please sign and return progress reports ASAP!

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Grade 6:  *Pushed back* Final copy of narrative writing assignment with all parts included due to be handed in on Thursday, 10/18!

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7L – Religion:  DIY Rosaries to be FULLY complete by Wed. 10/17.  Websites on Hot-To below:

How to Make a Rosary with Kids

http://www.catholicicing.com/how-to-bead-a-cross-fun-christian-craft/ 

Grade 7R:  Code X Unit 1 test will be tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/16.  

Grade 8:  Informative Writing Assignment: Article/Brochure due Monday, 10/22.

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10/12/18

Have a good weekend!

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Grade 6: Complete draft on loose leaf due to be completed on Monday, 10/15. Final copy of narrative writing assignment with all parts included due to be handed in on Wednesday, 10/17!

Grade 7L: Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7R:  Code X Unit 1 test will be on Tuesday, 10/16.  

Grade 8:  Informative Writing Assignment: Article/Brochure due Monday, 10/22.

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10/11/18

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Grade 6: Complete draft on loose leaf due to be completed on Monday, 10/15. Final copy of narrative writing assignment with all parts included due to be handed in on Wednesday, 10/17!

Grade 7L:  Complete pgs. 32 and 33 in Code X due Friday, 10/12. Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7R:  Code X Unit 1 test will be on Tuesday, 10/16.  

Grade 8:  Debates will be now held on THURSDAY and FRIDAY, 10/11 and 10/12.

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10/10/18

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DRESS DOWN $2.00 – tomorrow, THURSDAY, 10/11!

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Grade 6:  Complete the draft introduction of your narrative on loose leaf.  

Grade 7L:  Complete pgs. 32 and 33 in Code X due Friday, 10/12. Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7R:  Code X Unit 1 test will be on Tuesday, 10/16.  

Grade 8:  Debates will be now held on THURSDAY and FRIDAY, 10/11 and 10/12.

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10/9/18

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DRESS DOWN $2.00 – THURSDAY, 10/11!

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Grade 6:  Complete graphic organizer (back and front) for narrative assignment.

Grade 7L:  Complete pgs. 32 and 33 in Code X due Friday, 10/12. Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7L – Religion:  Please bring in materials for DIY Rosary for tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/10.

Grade 7R:  Code X Unit 1 test will be on Tuesday, 10/16.  

Grade 8:  Debates will be now held on THURSDAY and FRIDAY, 10/11 and 10/12,

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10/5/18

NO SCHOOL MONDAY 10/8: COLUMBUS DAY!

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Grade 7L:  Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7L – Religion:  Please bring in materials for DIY Rosary by Wednesday, 10/10.

Grade 7R:  Code X Unit 1 test will be on Tuesday, 10/16.  Complete pg. 33 in Code X.

Grade 8:  Debates will be now held on TUESDAY, 10/9/18.  Sign Code X Unit 1 tests. 

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10/4/18

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Medieval Times Trip Slips are due by TOMORROW, Friday, 10/5!

Grade 6: Continuing with Code X Unit 1 Test tomorrow, Friday, 10/5 (Part 2). 

Grade 7L: Complete the evidence charts for “The Road Not Taken” on pgs. 30-31 in Code x.  Code X Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday, 10/18.

Grade 7L – Religion:  Please bring in materials for DIY Rosary by Wednesday, 10/10.

Grade 7R:  Complete pg. 32 (Key Ideas & Details chart for The Road Not Taken) in Code X.  Code X Unit 1 test will be on Tuesday, 10/16.

Grade 8:  Class debate will be held tomorrow, Friday, 10/5.

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10/3/18

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Medieval Times Trip Slips are due by Friday, 10/5!

Grade 6: Code X Unit 1 Test tomorrow, Thursday, 10/4 (Part 1 ) and Friday, 10/5 (Part 2). Bring in any questions you have about the exam!

Grade 7L: Sign Vocab Unit 1 Quiz. After having read the poem aloud as a class, finish working on the close reading questions #’s 1-9 for The Road Not Taken. — Answer in complete sentences!

Grade 7L – Religion:  Please bring in materials for DIY Rosary by Wednesday, 10/10.

Grade 7R:  Complete the evidence charts for “The Road Not Taken” on pgs. 30-31 in Code x.

Grade 8:  Class debate will be held on Friday, 10/5.

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10/2/18

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Medieval Times Trip Slips are due by Friday, 10/5!

Grade 6: Code X Unit 1 Test on Thursday, 10/4 (Part 1 ) and Friday, 10/5 (Part 2). Bring in any questions you have about the exam!

Grade 7L: 1.) Complete the academic vocabulary for “The Road Not Taken” on pg. 26.  Write the word, definition, and a sentence for each in your section of notes for ELA. (Remember: “The Road Not Taken” is a poem about the narrator’s choice.  2.) Read Frost’s poem independently and give a brief summary by answering: What is the poet reflecting on? What impact did the decision have on the poet? How is this poem different from the poem in Call Me Maria? Use examples from the text!

Grade 7R:  Sign Vocab Unit 1 Quizzes. After having read the poem aloud as a class, work independently on the close reading questions #’s 1-9 for The Road Not Taken. — Answer in complete sentences!

Grade 8:  Class debate will be held on Friday, 10/5.

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10/1/18

Terra Nova Testing: Monday, 10/9 – Monday, 10/15.

Medieval Times Trip Slips are due by Friday, 10/5!

Grade 6: Code X Unit 1 Test on Thursday, 10/4 (Part 1 ) and Friday, 10/5 (Part 2).

Grade 7L:  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words tomorrow, Tues. 10/2. 

Grade 7R:  Vocab Unit 1 skits to be handed in (1 per group) and performed tomorrow, 10/2.

Grade 8:  Class debate will be held on Friday, 10/5.

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9/28/18

Have a GREAT weekend ! 🙂

Grade 7L:  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words on Tues. 10/2.

Grade 7R:  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words Monday, 10/1.

Grade 8:  Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/27/18

Grade 6: Complete the close reading questions :#’s 1-8 on pgs. 29-31.  Complete the evidence charts for “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” on pgs. 32-33. –> Make sure to pick evidence that describes the challenges (fears) that the speaker of the poem is listing. 

Grade 7L:  Complete pgs. 22 and 23 in Vocab Unit 1.  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words on Tues. 10/2.

Grade 7R:  Complete pgs. 22 and 23 in Vocab Unit 1.Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words Monday, 10/1.

Grade 8:  Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/26/18

Grade 6: Independently read the poem on pg. 29 “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” and write a summary.  List some of the things that the speaker is afraid of.  How does she overcome her fear?  (Finish CW: Vocab pg. 28 if not finished in class).

Grade 7L: Create a crossword/search word puzzle for the 10 words in Set A Vocab Unit 1.  (Finish classwork if not competed in class)  Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words on Tues. 10/2.

Grade 7L-Religion: Sign Chapter 1 Tests. (Finish search word puzzle on pg. 23 in WKBK)

Grade 7R:  Complete Set B of Vocab Unit 1 (pgs. 18-21).  Create a sentence for each word in set B (10).

Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words Monday, 10/1.

Grade 8: Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/25/18

Grade 6: Complete Narrative Structure Graphic Organizer for “Tuesday of the Other June”.

Grade 7R:  Finish creating sentences for Set A of Vocab Unit 1.  Create a crossword/search word puzzle for the 10 words in Set A Vocab Unit 1.  

Vocab Unit 1 Quiz on ALL 20 words Monday, 10/1.

Grade 8: Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/24/18

Grade 6: Finish pg. 26 and complete pg. 27 in Code X (Key Ideas & Details and Craft & Structure charts for Tuesday of the Other June)

Grade 7: Complete the Narrative Structure Graphic Organizer (handout) for Call Me Maria. 

Grade 8: Complete pgs. 34 and 35 (Evidence Charts for “The Year of the MOOC”) in Code X. 

Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/21/18

Have a great weekend!

Grade 7R:  Sign contemporary poems. 

Grade 7-L Religion: Chapter 1 Test on Monday, 9/24.

Grade 8: Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/20/18

Grade 6: Complete the second part of the Close Reading questions for “Tuesday of the Other June” #’s 15-29.  Complete the Evidence Charts in Code X for Tuesday of the Other June pgs. 24-25.

Grade 7R:  Evidence charts for “Call Me Maria” pgs. 22-23 in Code X. 

Grade 7L-ELA: Evidence charts for “Call Me Maria” pgs. 22-23 in Code X. 

Grade 7-L Religion: Chapter 1 Test on Monday, 9/24.

Grade 8: Complete the academic vocabulary for the article on pg. 22.  Read the article “The Year of the MOOC” by Laura Pappana and write a description of what the article is informing it’s readers.  What is the MOOC program about?

Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/19/18

Grade 6: Complete the first part of the Close Reading questions for “Tuesday of the Other June” #’s 1-14.

Grade 7R:  Complete the second part of the Close Reading questions for Call Me Maria: #s 16-30.  Make sure to answer the questions in COMPLETE sentences. 

Grade 7L-ELA: Sign Seventh Grade Autobiography poems.  

Grade 7-L Religion:  Finish completing Milestone Timeline Poster.  Chapter 1 Test on Monday, 9/24.

Grade 8:  Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/18/18

Grade 7R: Work on the first part of the Close Reading questions for Call Me Maria: #s 1-15 (pgs. 10-16).  Make sure to answer the questions in COMPLETE sentences. 

Grade 7L-ELA: Finish the two-paragraph summary for Call Me Maria.  Work on the first part of the Close Reading questions for Call Me Maria: #s 1-15 (pgs. 10-16).  Make sure to answer the questions in COMPLETE sentences. 

Grade 7-L Religion:  Chapter 1 Test on Monday, 9/24.

Grade 8:  Complete pg. 20 (Key Ideas & Details) in Code X.  Sign 9/11 Service Essays.

Code X Unit 1 test on Monday, 10/1.

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9/17/18

Grade 6:  Complete the academic vocabulary for “Tuesday of the Other June” in Code-X.  Make sure to write the word, definition and example.

Grade 7: Complete the academic vocabulary for “Call Me Maria” in Code-X.  Make sure to write the word, definition, and example.

Grade 7-L Religion:  Chapter 1 Test on Monday, 9/24.

Grade 8:  Finish completing the Close Reading questions for “Essays that Make a Difference” if not finished in class.  Complete the Evidence Charts for “Essays that Make a Difference” pgs. 18-19. 

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9/14/18

Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

Grade 6:  PLOT packets are to be fully completed and handed in for Monday, 9/17.

Grade 7: Contemporary Poem assignment due Monday, 9/17. 

Grade 8:  Complete the academic vocabulary for “Essays that Make a Difference”: write the word, example, and definition, as displayed in textbook on pg. 10.  Read “Essays that Make a Difference” and write a 1 paragraph summary for each essay: I Couldn’t Imagine Wanting to Dye My Hair Blond, Chunky Peanut Butter, and Essay 3A.  (3 paragraphs in total) Due: Monday, 9/17.

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9/13/18

**REMINDER** ELA Summer Packets due tomorrow, Friday, 9/14. NO LATE EXCEPTIONS!

Grade 7-L Religion: Finish screensaver drawings for HW due tomorrow, Friday, 9/14.

Grade 7: Drafts for contemporary poems are to be completed for tomorrow, Friday, 9/14.

7th Grade 1st Assignment: Seventh Grade Autobiography – Due Monday, 9/17.

Write your own contemporary poem, “Seventh Grade Autobiography” describing a memory from your childhood. Your poem should be grounded in a memorable image. 

Your poem must include a heading, the title Seventh Grade Autobiography (or come up with your own title), and it must be typed. 

Minimum of 3 stanzas (4 lines each).

It is HIGHLY encouraged to include a picture, if you have one, as Rita Dove did in Fifth Grade Autobiography

Grade 8:  Complete the academic vocabulary for “Essays that Make a Difference”: write the word, example, and definition, as displayed in textbook on pg. 10.  Read “Essays that Make a Difference” and write a 1 paragraph summary for each essay: I Couldn’t Imagine Wanting to Dye My Hair Blond, Chunky Peanut Butter, and Essay 3A.  (3 paragraphs in total) Due: Monday, 9/17.

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9/12/18

**REMINDER** ELA Summer Packets due Friday, 9/14. NO LATE EXCEPTIONS!

Grade 7L: Search for a picture/memory to use as your topic for your contemporary poem. Bring in picture(s) or write description of chosen picture(s).

Grade 7R: Search for a picture/memory to use as your topic for your contemporary poem. Bring in picture(s) or write description of chosen picture(s).

7th Grade 1st Assignment: Seventh Grade Autobiography – Due Monday, 9/17.

Write your own contemporary poem, “Seventh Grade Autobiography” describing a memory from your childhood. Your poem should be grounded in a memorable image. 

Your poem must include a heading, the title Seventh Grade Autobiography (or come up with your own title), and it must be typed. 

Minimum of 3 stanzas (4 lines each).

It is HIGHLY encouraged to include a picture, if you have one, as Rita Dove did in Fifth Grade Autobiography

Grade 8: 9/11 Service Day Essay to be completed and handed in tomorrow, Thurs. 9/13.

Essay Requirements:

  • Handout with details (provided in class).
  • Draft required on loose leaf – begin in class, finish and hand it completed for tomorrow, 9/11/18.
  • Minimum of one page completed, typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font, with proper heading, and cover page.
  • Rubric attached.

Due: Thurs. 9/13.

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9/11/18

**REMINDER** ELA Summer Packets due Friday, 9/14. NO LATE EXCEPTIONS!

Grade 7L-Religion: Thank you letter to those remembered on 9/11 due Wed. 9/12. 

Grade 7L: Fully complete the “Fifth Grade Autobiography” packet.  

Grade 7R: Complete the discussion questions in Fifth Grade Autobiography packet.  Begin to search for a picture/memory to use as your topic for your poem.

7th Grade 1st Assignment: Seventh Grade Autobiography – Due Monday, 9/17.

Write your own contemporary poem, “Seventh Grade Autobiography” describing a memory from your childhood. Your poem should be grounded in an image. 

Your poem must include a heading, the title Seventh Grade Autobiography (or come up with your own title), and it must be typed. 

Minimum of 3 stanzas (4 lines each).

It is HIGHLY encouraged to include a picture, if you have one, as Rita Dove did in Fifth Grade Autobiography

Grade 8: 9/11 Service Day Essay to be completed and handed in tomorrow, Thurs. 9/13.

Essay Requirements:

  • Handout with details (provided in class).
  • Draft required on loose leaf – begin in class, finish and hand it completed for tomorrow, 9/11/18.
  • Minimum of one page completed, typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font, with proper heading, and cover page.
  • Rubric attached.

Due: Thurs. 9/13.

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9/10/18

**REMINDER** ELA Summer Packets due Friday, 9/14. NO LATE EXCEPTIONS!

Grade 6: Complete Patriot Day packet.  Thank you letters should be a minimum of 9 sentences long (each).  

Grade 7L-Religion: Thank you letter to those remembered on 9/11 due Wed. 9/12. 

Grade 7R: Complete 9/11 questions.

Grade 8: 9/11 Service Day Essay draft completed and due tomorrow 9/11.  Final copy to be handed in on Wed. 9/12.

Essay Requirements:

  • Handout with details (provided in class).
  • Draft required on loose leaf – begin in class, finish and hand it completed for tomorrow, 9/11/18.
  • Minimum of one page completed, typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font, with proper heading, and cover page.
  • Rubric attached.

Due: Wed. 9/12

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9/5/18 – 9/7/18

Grade 6 Homeroom: Please return all forms and contact information sheets ASAP!  

Grades 6-8:  ELA Summer Packets due Friday, 9/14. NO LATE EXCEPTIONS!

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