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Grades 5-8 ELA/Grade 7 Religion

 

Week of December 9th-December 13th

Posted on December 9, 2019

Reminders:

1). School is closed on Monday, December 9th- Immaculate Conception

2). Children’s Vendor Sale-Wednesday, December 11th

3). $2.00  Dress Down Day-Thursday, December 12th

4). Class novels will begin after the Christmas break.

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will continue working on their post reading/writing activity- “The Newest Dinosaur” project. They will be following a detailed rubric throughout the project and using their Chromebooks for the writing portion of the project. The students will also be taking a quiz on the biography- “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 9th- 1). School closed-Immaculate Conception 2). Quiz tomorrow-“The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”-review the vocabulary words and comprehension questions.

Tuesday, December 10th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Bring in any materials you may need for your dinosaur creation!

Wednesday, December 11th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Thursday, December 12th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Be ready to type your final draft of your “Newest Dinosaur” writing! All rough drafts must be done!

Upcoming Quiz: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”-Tuesday, December 10th- study the vocabulary words and review the comprehension questions!

 

Grade 6-This week, the students will begin working on a post reading/writing activity- “Old Yeller” newspaper project. They will be following a detailed rubric throughout the project and using their Chromebooks for the writing portion of the project. The students will also be taking a quiz on the biography- “Old Yeller”.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 9th- 1). School closed-Immaculate Conception 2). Quiz tomorrow-“Old Yeller”-review the vocabulary words and comprehension questions.

Tuesday, December 10th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Get “Old Yeller” quiz signed and make corrections. 

Wednesday, December 11th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Thursday, December 12th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Be ready to type your final draft of your articles and ad for your “Old Yeller” newspaper. All rough drafts must be done!

Upcoming Quiz: “Old Yeller”-Tuesday, December 10th- study the vocabulary words and review the comprehension questions!

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will begin working on a post reading/writing activity- diary entries based on the expository essay-“Life Without Gravity”; they will be using text details, research, and background knowledge to write their entries. The students will be following a detailed rubric for this assignment and using their Chromebooks as well. 

Religion

  When the classes are not practicing for the Christmas Show, the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together in groups to create student made tests on Advent and Christmas.  They will be using their Chrome-books and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 9th- 1). School closed-Immaculate Conception 

Tuesday, December 10th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, December 11th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Thursday, December 12th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be working on creating an interview between themselves and a former slave-based on the narrative essay-from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor On the Underground Railroad”; they will be using text details, research, and background knowledge to develop their interviews. They will be following a detailed rubric for this assignment, too. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 9th- 1). School closed-Immaculate Conception 

Tuesday, December 10th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, December 11th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Thursday, December 12th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Week of December 2, 2019

Posted on December 1, 2019

Reminders:

1). Box Top Day-Tuesday, December 3rd

2). Thursday, December 5th:

A). 12:30 P.M. Dismissal 

B). Report Card Conferences (Conference times have been sent home.)

3). School Mass-Friday, December 6th.  Our Student Council Inductions will follow the mass. 

*Class novels will begin after Christmas break; please continue to read your novel on your own time!*

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words that come from the Biography- “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins” by Barbara Kerley.  They will be observing the illustrations and using each vocabulary word to write a prediction. The students will be sharing their predictions and begin reading the story; they will be answering various inferential and critical thinking questions as well.  As a post-reading/writing activity, the students will be designing the “Newest Dinosaur” and writing about their newfound creation. They will be following a rubric throughout this project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-“The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed! Please review errors; you will be making corrections in Technology class. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Answer questions #’s 1-4 on the handout: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Answer questions #’s 5-8 on the handout: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 5th- 1). Finish “Reader Response”questions on page 338; remember “Open for Discussion”, the four questions, and the “Look Back and Write”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar!

Upcoming Quiz: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”-Tuesday, December 10th- study the vocabulary words and review the comprehension questions!

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words that come from the short story: “Old Yeller” by Fred Gibson.  They will be observing the illustrations and using each vocabulary word to write a prediction. The students will be sharing their predictions and begin reading the story; they will be answering various inferential and critical thinking questions as well.  As a post-reading/writing activity, the students will be designing a newspaper cover, focusing on major events/setting of the story. They will be following a rubric throughout this project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-“Old Yeller”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed; anyone who got under a 45/50 must make corrections, too. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Answer “Old Yeller” questions based on pages 24-29. These questions are on the handout; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Answer “Old Yeller” questions based on pages 30-35. These questions are on the handout; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 5th- 1). Finish “Reader Response”questions on page 36; remember “Open for Discussion”, the four questions, and the “Look Back and Write”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar!

Upcoming Quiz: “Old Yeller”-Tuesday, December 10th- study the vocabulary words and review the comprehension questions!

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words from their Literature book-“Life Without Gravity” by Robert Zimmerman.  They will be writing a prediction using each word and reading and responding to the nonfiction account-answering various inferential and critical thinking questions. The students will also be writing diary entries-pretending to be on a space mission and documenting their experiences; the students will be using textual evidence and their own knowledge/ideas in their writing. 

Religion-

  *When the classes are not practicing for the Christmas Show the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together in groups to create student made tests on Advent and Christmas.  They will be using their Chromebooks and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-“Life Without Gravity”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed; anyone who got under a 45/50 must make corrections, too. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Be sure all questions 1-4-“Life Without Gravity” are completed. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, December 5th- 1). Be sure all questions 5-8-“Life Without Gravity” are completed. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Upcoming Exam: The students will be working independently on a post reading/writing activity based on “Life Without Gravity”; this will be graded as an exam. 

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” by Ann Petry. They will be writing a prediction using each word and reading and responding to the nonfiction account-answering various inferential and critical thinking questions.  As a post reading/writing activity, the students will be developing an interview with a freed slave who experienced the Underground Railroad. The students will be using textual evidence and their own knowledge/ideas in their writing. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed; anyone who got under a 45/50 must make corrections, too. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Finish questions based on pages 210-213: “Harriet Tubman”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Finish questions based on pages 214-217: “Harriet Tubman”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 5th- 1).  Finish questions based on pages 218-220: “Harriet Tubman”/essay. I will be collecting this tomorrow.

Upcoming Exam: The students will be working independently on a post reading/writing activity based on from Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad”

Week of November 25th, 2019

Posted on November 24, 2019

Reminders:

1). Cheesecakes will be going home on Tuesday, November 26th. 

2). Wednesday, November 27th:

A). 8:30 a.m. school mass

B). Class celebration-Wednesday, November 27th. 

 C). 12:30 p.m. Dismissal-Wednesday, November 27th

3). School resumes on Monday, December 2nd. 

 

Grade 5-This week the students will continue working on their “Thankful” essays; each student will be reviewing their introduction and beginning their body and conclusion; they will be following an essay guideline and continuing to type their essays on their Chromebooks.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 25th- 1). If you have to make up any missing reading logs, please do so by tomorrow. For everyone else, read for 20 minutes!

Tuesday, November 26th- 1). Be sure you final draft of your “Thankful” essay is completed; I am collecting it tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, November 27th- There is no homework today; have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! 

 

Grade 6-This week the students will finish working on their “Thankful” essays; they will be following an essay guideline as they work on their essays and continuing to type their essays on their Chromebooks.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 25th- 1). If you have to make up any missing reading logs, please do so by tomorrow. For everyone else, read for 20 minutes!

Tuesday, November 26th- 1). Be sure you final draft of your Thanksgiving essay is completed; I am collecting it tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, November 27th- There is no homework today; have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! 

 

Grade 7-This week the students will finish working on their “Thankful” essays on their Chromebooks. 

Religion-The students will be finishing Chapter 2; they will be working on the Chapter 2 Assessment; they will also be writing an essay that focuses on how God reveals the truth, His Divine Revelation. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 25th- 1). Get Unit 2 Spelling and Vocabulary exam signed and corrected. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, November 26th- 1). Religion-complete page 29; you may type or write the essay! Be sure you final draft of your Thanksgiving essay is completed; I am collecting it tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 27th- There is no homework today; have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

 

Grade 8-This week the students will be  working on a “Thankful” essay; they will be following an essay guideline as they work on their essay and typing their essays on their Chromebooks, too. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 25th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, November 26th- 1). Be sure you final draft of your “Thankful” essay is completed; I am collecting it tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, November 27th- There is no homework today; have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Week of November 18th-November 22nd

Posted on November 17, 2019

Reminders:

1). On Tuesday, November 19th, it is a $2.00 Dress Down Day to support the Carmelite Nuns.

2). On Thursday, November 21st, it is $2.00 Camo Dress Down Day to support our troops. 

3). On Friday, November 22nd, it is Family Paint Night! This event begins at 7:00 p.m.

*Class novels will begin after the Christmas break; each student should continue to read his/her own novel every day.  Please check the website daily to see about reading logs!*

 

Grade 5- This week, the 5th grade will be finishing their spelling/vocabulary stories; they will be presenting them to the class. The students will also be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 2 words; they will be taking an exam on this Unit as well.  Lastly, the students will be brainstorming things/people they are thankful for; they will be reviewing the main parts of an essay-introduction, body, and conclusion, developing a rough draft of an essay, editing and revising their work, and typing a final draft. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

*Please be sure to follow my reading log handout; at this point, you should be setting up each reading log correctly; remember at the end of the trimester, the reading logs will be graded as a quiz-this is a grade booster!*

Monday, November 18th- 1). Study Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary words; we are playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow IF all groups are done with their spelling/vocabulary plays. 

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). Make sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 2). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is tomorrow-STUDY!

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Make sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Get Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam signed, and make corrections. 

Upcoming Exam: 

Unit 2 Vocabulary and Spelling exam-Wednesday, November 20th

“Basketball Jeopardy”-Tuesday, November 19th

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be finishing their final drafts based on healthy food choices. Next, they will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 2 words; they will be taking an exam on this Unit as well.  Lastly, the students will be brainstorming things/people they are thankful for; they will be reviewing the main parts of an essay-introduction, body, and conclusion, developing a rough draft of an essay, editing and revising their work, and typing a final draft. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 18th- 1). Be sure to finish your “Healthy Choices” essay. 2). Study Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary words; we are playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is tomorrow-STUDY! 2). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Upcoming Exam: 

Unit 2 Vocabulary and Spelling exam-Wednesday, November 20th

“Basketball Jeopardy”- Tuesday, November 19th

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be finishing their final drafts based on school lunch changes. Next, they will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 2 words; they will be taking an exam on this Unit as well.  Lastly, the students will be brainstorming things/people they are thankful for; they will be reviewing the main parts of an introduction, body, and conclusion, developing a rough draft of an essay, editing and revising their work, and typing a final draft. 

Religion-The students will be practicing for the Christmas show during Religion and SSR classes; please check the website daily for religion/reading log homework. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 18th- 1). Be sure your essay on changing school lunches is completed. 2). Study Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary words; we are playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is tomorrow-STUDY! 2). Complete a written reading log. 

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Religion- read and highlight pages 26-27: “The truth is handed down in Tradition” and “The Church lives by the Truth”; then, answer the questions on the handout; this will be counted as a quiz grade. 

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Get Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam signed, and make corrections. 

Upcoming Exam: 

Unit 2 Vocabulary and Spelling exam-Wednesday, November 20th

“Basketball Jeopardy”- Tuesday, November 19th

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be working in groups and developing a commercial promoting the use of ATM’s. This activity is based around Unit 2 and the expository essay-“Instant Cash” at the beginning of the Unit; the students will also be designing an advertisement to support their position. This ad will incorporate details from the essay and unit words; A rubric will be followed. The students will also be taking an exam on this Unit. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

*If you have not handed in your essay-“Writing: Words in Action” #2: “Is Communication Declining?”-it must be handed in on Monday, November 8th. 

Monday, November 18th- 1). Be sure the rough draft of your advertisement and commercial are completed; you will be designing your final draft and editing and revising your commercial on the Chromebooks for tomorrow! 

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is moved to Friday-STUDY!

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is Friday-STUDY!

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. *Since the students worked on two different activities for Unit 2, I have decided to cancel the exam.* BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR BOOK FOR SSR TOMORROW!

 

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