Week of May 20th-May 24th

Reminders:

1). Summer uniform begins on Monday, May 20th.

2). Grade 8 will be taking the NYS Science Exam on Wednesday, May 22nd. 

3). Grades 5,6, and 7 were given their final review sheets on Friday, May 17th; after Memorial Day weekend, we will begin final review projects. 

4). Friday, May 24th, school is closed-Faculty Retreat.

5). There is no school on Monday, May 27th-Memorial Day.

6). Grade 8 ELA Final exam will be on Wednesday, May 29th.

7). Religion Final-Thursday, June 6th.

8). Grades 5,6, and 7 will be taking their ELA Final Exam on Thursday, June 13th.

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be working in their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book.  They will begin by reading the Ancient Myth: “Baucis and Philemon” and using context clues to develop meanings for each word in Unit 5.  Next, they will be identifying each word’s part of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and how each word is used within a sentence.  They will be writing sentences and creating pictures with each word as well; they will then be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game.  The students will also be working independently and in groups on various pages in their book; we will be reviewing all sections as a class.  Lastly, the students will be taking a quiz on the words.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 20th- 1). Finish your illustrations and sentences from class; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, May 21st- 1). Complete pages 50-51 (“Match the Meaning”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”) in the Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, May 22nd- 1). Study! Quiz tomorrow on Unit 5 words! Study the parts of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and the spelling of each so that you are prepared; also, be able to write sentences with the words. 

Thursday, May 23rd- 1). Unit 5 Vocabulary/Spelling Quiz today! There is no written homework for the weekend; have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! 

Upcoming Quiz: Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Words-Thursday, May 23rd

Upcoming Exam: ELA Final Examination-Thursday, June 13th (Jeopardy-June 12th)

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be playing Jeopardy to review Unit 5 vocabulary words; they will be taking a spelling/vocabulary exam as well on these words. Next, they will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books.  First, they will be focusing on figures of speech (specifically personification and hyperbole). They will be reviewing examples and creating their own with a partner.  Next, the students will be focusing on relationships between words-analogies.  They will be identifying five different types of analogies: synonyms, antonyms, cause/effect, part/whole, and item/category.  They will be completing missing analogies and developing three of each type with a partner. The students will be sharing their analogies with the class. 

*Study for Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Jeopardy for Monday, May 20th!*

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 20th- 1).  20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow;  Study for Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, May 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Wednesday, May 22nd- 1). Create your own examples of personification and hyperboles. Develop three for each type of figure of speech. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, May 23rd- 1). There is no written homework over the weekend; have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Upcoming Exams: 1). Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam-Tuesday, May 21st (“Basketball Jeopardy”-Monday, May 20th)

                                      2). ELA Final Examination-Thursday, June 13th (Jeopardy, June 12th)

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be working in their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book.  They will begin by reading a <Persuasive Essay> “Nazca Lines” and using context clues to develop meanings for some of the words in Unit 6.  Next, they will be identifying each word’s part of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and how each word is used within a sentence.  They will be writing sentences and creating pictures with each word as well; they will then be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game.  The students will also be working independently and in groups on various pages in their book; we will be reviewing all sections as a class.  Lastly, the students will be taking a quiz on the words.

Religion- This week, the students will begin discussing their final exam project; they will be using their final review sheet to create a song.  The students will be using a rubric as a guide throughout this collaborative project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 20th- 1). Finish your illustrations and sentences from class; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get your religion exam signed, and make corrections. 

Tuesday, May 21st- 1). Complete pages 75-top of 77 (“Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”) in the Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, May 22nd- 1). Study! Quiz tomorrow on Unit 6 words! Study the parts of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and the spelling of each so that you are prepared; also, be able to write sentences with the words. 

Thursday, May 23rd- 1). Unit 6 Vocabulary/Spelling Quiz today! There is no written homework for the weekend; have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! 

Upcoming Quiz: Unit 6 Spelling/Vocabulary Words-Thursday, May 23rd

Upcoming Exams: 1). Religion Final Examination-Thursday, June 6th (Jeopardy-June 5th)

                                      2). ELA Final Examination-Thursday, June 13th (Jeopardy-June 12th)

 

Grade 8-This week, the students will be working on Jeopardy questions in class for their final examination; they will be using their final review sheet as a guide. There will be no more written homework; also, the students do not have to complete any more reading logs, so they can focus on their final exams in all of their classes. 

Upcoming Exam:

ELA Final Examination Jeopardy Review: Tuesday, May 28th

ELA Final Examination: Wednesday, May 29th

Week of May 13th-May 17th

Reminders:

1). Our May Crowning will be taking place on Tuesday, May 14th.

2). Third Trimester Progress Reports will be going home on Wednesday, May 15th.

3). Third Trimester Progress Reports are due back on Thursday, May 16th.

4). OLGCA’s Spring Festival will begin on Wednesday, May 15th-Sunday, May 19th.

Grade 5- This week, the students will be introduced to interjections which can be found in the Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books.  They will specifically be focusing on five interjections-learning how to use each of them.  They will be reviewing examples, completing sentences with interjections, and reading various sentences with interjections-choosing the purpose of the interjection being used. Lastly, the students will be working with a partner or group to develop a short story or play using interjections; they will be using a picture prompt for this activity. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). Be sure your ten sentences from class based on interjections are completed.  2). If you did not show me today, please show me your Prepositions exam signed and corrected for tomorrow. 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Review interjections and their functions! 2). Complete a written reading log. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Create ten sentences using interjections about summer; use the chart in the Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book as a guide. Circle the interjection in each sentence. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Thursday, May 16th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

*The students will be working on a creative story in class using interjections; this will be graded as a quiz. 

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books. They will be identifying shifts in pronoun and person and correcting vague pronouns; they will be working in groups to write sentences correctly.  Next, the students will be working in their Common Core Vocabulary Workshop English Language Arts books; they will be identifying Unit 5 words-specifically each word’s part of speech, synonyms, antonyms, and definitions. Next, they will be creating illustrations and writing sentences with each of the words. They will also be engaging in activities to help with the understanding of each word-a matching game and interactive games on the Smartboard; along with this, they will be working in groups to complete a story-filling in the blanks with the Unit 5 words; they will be working on different pages in their book as well: choosing the right word, synonyms, antonyms, completing the sentence, and vocabulary in context.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Be sure your illustrations and sentences are completed based on Unit 5 words. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Review Unit 5 words- we will be engaging in some activities tomorrow based on the words;  complete Vocabulary Workshop pages 65-top pf 67 (“Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”, and Antonyms”) 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, May 16th- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Upcoming Exam: Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Wednesday, May 22nd (We will be playing Jeopardy on Tuesday, May 21st.)

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be taking a quiz on misplaced and dangling modifiers. Next, they will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books-focusing on various topics. First, they will be focusing on allusions-literary, mythological, and biblical.  Next, they will be discussing the importance of eliminating wordiness and redundancy in writing; they will be working independently and in a group to correct sentences that have an over usage of wording. Lastly, the students will be identifying various types of analogies: synonyms, antonyms, cause and effect, part/ whole, and tool/user. The students will be identifying each type and coming up with their own analogies.

Religion- This week, the students will be working on the “Chapter Review” based on Chapter 7: “The Promise of Salvation”. They will also be focusing on an essay, based on examples of ways God has reached out to help His people. They will also be creating Jeopardy questions and playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review the chapter; the students will be taking an exam on this chapter as well. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). There is an exam today- Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 2). Finish the questions from Chapter 7- Religion- from Friday (handout focusing on pages 80 and 81). 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Finish the religion classwork-page 83 (questions and essay). 3). Get Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers exam signed, and make corrections. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Finish your 20 Jeopardy questions from religion class; we will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow!

Thursday, May 16th- 1). Study- Religion exam tomorrow on Chapter 7. 

Upcoming Exam: Monday, May 13th-Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Upcoming Exam: Friday, May 17th-Religion-Chapter 7: “The Promise of Salvation”

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be taking an exam on infinitives; next, they will be identifying verb moods: indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive. The students will be reviewing examples of each type and developing their own sentences based on each verb mood. Lastly, the students will be identifying puns and verbal irony from their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book. They will be creating their own puns and verbal irony statements as well. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). There is an exam today on Infinitives 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Review the difference between pun and verbal irony. 3). Get Infinitives exam signed, and make corrections. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Review “Verb Moods”; make sure your sentences from class are completed; we will be sharing them tomorrow!

Thursday, May 16th- 1). There is no written homework today. 

Upcoming Exam: Infinitives: Monday, May 13th

Upcoming Final Exam: Wednesday, May 29th (We will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” on Tuesday, May 28th.)

Week of May 6th-May 10th

Reminders:

1). The 7th Grade Mass will be taking place on Sunday, May 5th.

2). Our Seis de Mayo lunch is on Monday, May 6th; if you have not done so, please bring in flour tortillas.

3). There is a $2.00 Dress Down Day on Tuesday, May 7th. 

4). Grades 5-8 will be going over to the church on Wednesday, May 8th,  at 1:35 p.m., to practice singing for the May Crowning (May 14th). 

5). Friday, May 10th is Spirit Day!

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be introduced to prepositions; they will become familiar with identifying prepositions, prepositional phrases, and the object of a preposition. They will be writing sentences with prepositions as well. The students will be memorizing the “Yankee Doodle Preposition Song” to become familiar with common prepositions. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 6th- 1). Study the “Yankee Doodle Preposition Song”; write ten sentences using prepositions; as we did in class: A). Circle the preposition. B). Underline the prepositional phrase. C). Place a box around the object of a preposition.

Tuesday, May 7th- 1). Write ten sentences using prepositions about school. A). Circle the preposition. B). Underline the prepositional phrase. C). Place a box around the object of a preposition. 2). Study the “Yankee Doodle Preposition Song”.

Wednesday, May 8th- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Study the “Yankee Doodle Preposition Song”.

Thursday, May 9th-1). Study for your Prepositions exam for either tomorrow or Monday; if Spirit Day is canceled, the exam will be tomorrow! 2). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Upcoming Exam: Prepositions- Monday, May 13th (*If Spirit Day is canceled, the exam will be on Friday, May 10th.)

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be presenting their “Video Game Book Report” projects. Next, they will be introduced to punctuating parenthetical elements-using commas, dashes, and parenthesis in writing. They will also be taking a quiz on this topic. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 6th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Tuesday, May 7th- 1). Review Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 255-256. 2). Write a total of ten sentences that incorporate one of the three types of parenthetical elements. Use the Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 255-256 as a guide. 

Wednesday, May 8th- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Quiz tomorrow on punctuating parenthetical elements. (Review the handout that you completed in class; the quiz will be similar to that!)

Thursday, May 9th-1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 

Upcoming Exam: Punctuating Parenthetical Elements- Thursday, May 9th

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be finishing and presenting their “Movie Poster Book Report Projects” to the class. Next, they will be identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers; they will be watching videos about each topic and rewriting sentences to fix the modifiers. The students will be taking an exam on this topic next week.

Religion- This week, the students will begin focusing on Chapter 7: “The Promise of Salvation”. We will be discussing who or what helps us during difficult times and listing ways friendship helps us during hard times.  The students will also be discussing how God reaches out to help humankind and how He offers His people the hope of salvation. Lastly, we will be reading how in the Book of Genesis, there were terrible effects of Original Sin on humankind-especially when it came to Cain and Abel. (Religion lessons had to be moved to this week because of the Mathematics State Exam.)

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 6th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). You will be presenting your movie poster tomorrow; be sure your poster is completed. 

Tuesday, May 7th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, May 8th- 1). Review the handout on “Misplaced Modifiers”. 2). Make sure the homework on the back of the handout is completed. 3). Religion questions based on pages 78-79 are finished from class. 

Thursday, May 9th- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Review Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. There will be an exam on this topic on Monday!

Upcoming Exam: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers-Monday, May 13th

 

Grade 8-This week, the students will be presenting their “Superhero/Villain Book Report Projects”.  Next, they will be introduced to the verbal-infinitives; the students will become familiar with identifying and writing sentences using infinitives; infinitives in a sentence can be used as nouns: direct objects, predicate nominative, and the subject of a sentence. They can also be used as an adjective and adverb as a sentence; specific rules will be shown for each type of function to be able to write sentences using them and to be able to identify each type. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

  • A final review sheet will be given out this week!

Monday, May 6th- 1). Be sure your “Superhero or Villain Book Report Project” is completed for today; you will be presenting them to the class. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, May 7th- 1). Write three sentences using infinitives as a direct object, three sentences using infinitives as a predicate nominative, and three sentences using infinitives as a subject. 

Wednesday, May 8th- 1). Write three sentences using infinitives as adjectives, write three sentences using infinitives as adverbs modifying verbs, and three sentences using adverbs modifying adjectives- follow the handout!. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, May 9th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Review each type of infinitive; you will have an exam on Monday on this topic. 

Upcoming Exam: Infinitives-Monday, May 13th

Week of April 29th-May 3rd

Reminders:

1). School resumes on Monday, April 29th.

2). Grades 4,6, and 7 Mathematics State Exam will be taking place on Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd.

3). First Friday Mass will be on Friday, May 3rd; there is a 12:00 p.m. dismissal this day as well.

4). TRIMESTER BOOK REPORT PROJECTS WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK!

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be working on their Trimester Three book report project; they will be turning the book they have read into a video game; they will be designing a front and back cover of the game; the students will be coming up with a creative title for their game, a catchy illustration that represents something significant from the novel they have read, and developing a video game summary. This summary will reflect important aspects of their book; they will be writing it to mimic a game description. Details will be discussed in class, and a specific rubric will be used as a guide. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the front cover of your video game: (title and illustration).  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. *Bring in a DVD or video game case.*

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Finish your video game cover; tomorrow you will be working on the writing portion of your project; bring in any electronic device to type your work. 

Wednesday, May 1st- 1). Make sure your video game project is completed; you will be presenting tomorrow!

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Get your “Video Game Book Report Project” rubric signed!

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be working on their Trimester Three book report project; they will be turning the book they have read into a video game; they will be designing a front and back cover of the game; the students will be coming up with a creative title for their game, a catchy illustration that represents something significant from the novel they have read, and developing a video game summary. This summary will reflect important aspects of their book; they will be writing it to mimic a game description. Details will be discussed in class, and a specific rubric will be used as a guide. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the front cover of your video game: (title and illustration).  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. *Bring in a DVD or video game case.*

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Finish your video game cover; tomorrow you will be working on the writing portion of your project; bring in any electronic device to type your work. 

Wednesday, May 1st- 1).Write a rough draft for your video game directions and summary. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Be sure your second rough draft of your writing (game directions and summary) is completed; bring in your electronic device tomorrow to type your writing. 

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be working on their Trimester Three book report project; they will be designing a “Movie Poster” based on the book they have read; the poster will include a movie name, illustration, directors, actors, year, etc., based on significant aspects of the novel that was read. Along with this, the students will be writing a movie summary, focusing on vital aspects of the novel.  

Religion- This week, the students will be sharing their “Lent, Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost” children’s book. Next, they will begin focusing on Chapter 7: “The Promise of Salvation”. We will be discussing who or what helps us during difficult times and listing ways friendship helps us during hard times.  The students will also be discussing how God reaches out to help humankind and how He offers His people the hope of salvation. Lastly, we will be reading how in the Book of Genesis, there were terrible effects of Original Sin on humankind-especially when it came to Cain and Abel. 

For Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd:

*Bring in sharpened pencils for the Mathematics State Exam; get plenty of rest, and have a healthy breakfast in the morning; bring in snack, too.*

Tentative Homework Schedule: 

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the front cover of your movie poster (title, illustration, directors, actors, year, etc.  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. *Free Dress Down Day tomorrow and our New Park Pizza Party! Bring in a drink for lunch!*

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Tomorrow you will be working on the writing portion of your book report project; bring in any electronic device to type. 

Wednesday, May 1st- 1). Write or type a rough draft of your book report summary; follow the rubric! I will be checking your writing tomorrow. 

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Type your final draft of your book report summary; be sure to have the correct heading-refer to the rubric. 

 

Grade 8– This week, the students will begin working on their Trimester Three Book Report Project; they will be creating a superhero or villain based on the main character of the novel they have read; they must come up with a creative name, identify the superpower, develop a symbol that represents the superhero or villain, etc. Along with this, the students will be writing a first person description of the character and a summary of the novel-focusing on the main parts of the plot. The students will be following a detailed rubric for this project. 

Tentative Homework Schedule: 

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the drawing of your superhero or villain, and be sure to have the name, symbol, and description (in first person) completed.  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, May 1st- 1). Make sure the rough draft of the book report summary is completed. Tomorrow you will be typing the final draft in class! Bring in your laptop, i-Pad, or any electronic device. 

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 

Week of April 15th-April 19th

Reminders:

*All grades must be done with their novels by the time we come back from spring break.*

1). 8:30 a.m. Mass on Monday, April 15th; there is no class with Fr. Marc today.

2). Stations of the Cross-Tuesday, April 16th at 1:15 P.M. All parents are invited. Please keep in mind, no NUT cards are allowed for tomorrow; all students must wear their full uniform. 

3). There is a 12:00 P.M. dismissal on Wednesday, April 17th.

4). School is closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Wishing all of our OLGCA families a Healthy and Happy Easter! 

5). School will resume on Monday, April 29th. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will finish working on their book cover project based on the life of Satchel Paige; they will be typing out their final parts for the project, and they will be finishing their final draft of their books. The students will also be presenting their projects to the class.

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, April 15th- 1). The final draft of your book project is due tomorrow! You will be presenting your book tomorrow. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, April 16th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, April 17th- 1). There is no written homework tonight or over the Easter break; however, please finish your novel since you will be working on a book report project when you return to school. 

*Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!*

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will finish working on their book cover project based on the “Mother Fletcher’s Gift”; they will be typing out their final parts for the project, and they will be finishing their final draft of their books. The students will also be presenting their projects to the class.

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, April 15th- 1). The final draft of your book project is due tomorrow! You will be presenting your book tomorrow. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, April 16th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, April 17th- 1). There is no written homework tonight or over the Easter break; however, please finish your novel since you will be working on a book report project when you return to school. 

*Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!*

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will finish working on their magazine project based on the “All Summer in a Day”; they will be typing out their final parts for the project, and they will be finishing their final draft of their books. The students will also be presenting their projects to the class.

Religion- The class is continuing to work with their buddies on their children’s book based on Lent, Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, April 15th- 1). The final draft of your magazine project is due Wednesday! You will be presenting your magazine on Wednesday as well. 2). Finish the Triduum handout (questions); I will be collecting them tomorrow. 

Tuesday, April 16th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). “All Summer In A Day” project is due tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 17th- 1). There is no written homework tonight or over the Easter break; however, please finish your novel since you will be working on a book report project when you return to school. 

*Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!*

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will finish working on their time capsule project based on the “The Diary of Anne Frank”; they will be typing out their final parts for the project, and they will be finishing their final draft of their books. The students will also be presenting their projects to the class.

Tentative Homework Schedule:

*Be ready to start the final parts of the project on Monday! Be sure to have your shoebox and materials that you may need!*

Monday, April 15th- 1). Make sure all parts for your “Anne Frank Time Capsule” project are completed; tomorrow you will be putting everything together. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, April 16th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, April 17th- 1). There is no written homework tonight or over the Easter break; however, please finish your novel since you will be working on a book report project when you return to school. 

*Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!*

Week of April 8th-April 12th

Reminders:

1). Spring Picture Day-Tuesday, April 8th

2). All grades will begin a book report project when we return from Easter break; please have your novels completed by then!

 

Grade 5-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the biography: “Satchel Paige” from their Reading Street reader. They will be developing predictions using the words in their writing.  Next, the students will be reading the story, answering various higher order thinking questions, and also comparing and contrasting the major leagues and the Negro leagues. As a post-reading activity, the students will be creating a book- front and back cover- based on the events in Satchel Paige’s life; they will develop a creative title, illustration, and a detailed description about the book.  They will be including vocabulary words in their writing as well. The students will be using a detailed rubric to guide them with their project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your prediction from class based on the biography “Satchel Paige” is completed; highlight or underline the words 2). Write a sentence with each of the vocabulary words; be detailed!

Tuesday, April 9th- 1). Finish questions from the handout based on pages 95-101-“Satchel Paige”; be detailed when completing the compare and contrast Venn diagram on the major leagues and the Negro League. Don’t forget to be detailed when you put that information into paragraph form-two paragraphs!

Wednesday, April 10th- 1). Finish the questions from the handout based on pages 102-106-“Satchel Paige”-due Friday! 2). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 

Thursday, April 11th- 1). Make sure your rough draft of your “Satchel Paige” book is completed; bring in your iPad, laptop, or electronic device to type your work for your book. You will be starting your final draft tomorrow! 2). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

*There will be no exam based on this story; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*

 

Grade 6-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the realistic fiction story: “Mother Fletcher’s Gift” from their Reading Street reader. They will be developing predictions using the words in their writing.  Next, the students will be reading the story and answering various higher order thinking questions. As a post-reading activity, the students will be creating a book- front and back cover- based on the events from the story; they will develop a creative title, illustration, and a detailed description about the “book”.  They will be including vocabulary words in their writing as well. The students will be using a detailed rubric while completing this project.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your prediction from class based on “Mother Fletcher’s Gift” is completed; highlight or underline the words; write a sentence with each of the words as well.

Tuesday, April 9th- 1). Answer the questions on the handout based on pages 48-53 -“Mother Fletcher’s Gift”.

Wednesday, April 10th- 1). Answer the questions on the handout based on pages 54-61 -“Mother Fletcher’s Gift”-due Friday!  2). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Thursday, April 11th- 1). Make sure your rough draft of your “Mother Fletcher’s Gift” book is completed; bring in your iPad, laptop, or electronic device to type your work for your book. You will be starting your final draft tomorrow! 

*There will be no exam based on this story; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*

 

Grade 7-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the science fiction story: “All Summer in A Day” by Ray Bradbury from their Literature reader.  The students will be writing sentences for each word and sharing their sentences with the class; they will be reading the story and answering various comprehension questions. As a post-reading activity, the students will be developing a magazine. The main message of this magazine must be anti-bullying since the main character, Margot, had first hand experience being bullied. The students will creatively incorporate various aspects of the story into their magazine as well; a detailed rubric will be given to follow. 

Religion- The students are continuing to work with their 4th grade buddies on their Lent, Triduum, and Easter children’s book-the students have been taking turns writing and illustrating for their book. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your sentences are completed from class. 2). Write a prediction of the story based on the title and pictures (pages 589-595); use at least three vocabulary words in your writing. 

Tuesday, April 9th- 1). Finish the comprehension questions from the handout based on “All Summer in a Day”; make sure your answers are detailed!

Wednesday, April 10th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Thursday, April 11th- 1). Make sure your rough draft of your “All Summer in a Day” magazine project is completed; tomorrow you will begin your final copy. 

*There will be no exam based on this story; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*

 

Grade 8-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the play: “The Diary of Anne Frank”; they will be writing sentences with the words and sharing them with the class. The students will be reading the play in class and summarizing and answering various higher order thinking questions based on the play.  As a post-reading activity, the students will be putting together time capsules based on all events in Anne Frank’s life; they will use the play and research to come up with six items that they feel Anne Frank would place in a time capsule if she could.  The students will be using a detailed rubric to guide them for this project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your sentences are completed from class-vocabulary words from “The Diary of Anne Frank”. 

Tuesday, April 9th- 1).Answer questions from pages 107-113 from the handout: “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Be detailed with your responses. 

Wednesday, April 10th- 1).Answer questions from pages 114-122 from the handout: “The Diary of Anne Frank”-due Friday!  Be detailed with your responses. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, April 11th-  1). Make sure your rough draft of your “Anne Frank Time Capsule” project is completed; tomorrow you will begin your final copy. 

*There will be no exam based on this play; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*

Week of April 1st-April 5th

Reminders:

1). The NYS ELA Exam will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd, and Wednesday, April 3rd.

2). The make-up day for the NYS ELA Exam is on Thursday, April 4th.

3). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, April 4th.

4). Trimester Two Awards Ceremony will take place after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, April 5th.

5). There is a 12:00 dismissal on Friday, April 5th. 

6). Book report projects will take place after the Easter break. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will work on creative stories or plays.  Each story or play will include the various comma usage taught last week: yes and no, tag questions, and direct address; the students will also be taking an exam on these topics.  It is possible classes may not meet due to the NYS ELA Exam; please check the website daily!

Tentative Homework/ Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 1st- 1).  Complete a written reading log.

Tuesday, April 2nd- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 

Wednesday, April 3rd– 1). Review “Comma Usage”: handout and sentences from class; test tomorrow! 2). Your “Comma Usage Story” is due on Friday!

Thursday, April 4th– 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Get the Comma Usage exam signed, and make corrections. 

Upcoming Exam: Thursday, April 4th- Comma Usage

 

Grades 6 and 7- This week, the 6th and 7th graders will finish practicing for the NYS ELA Exam.  They will be taking Session 1 (Passages and Multiple Choice Questions) on Tuesday, April 2nd, and  Session 2 (Passages and Written Responses) on Wednesday, April 3rd. When classes meet for the rest of the week they will be working on “Greek and Latin Word Parts”; the students will become familiar with certain root words, affixes, prefixes, and suffixes.  They will be reading a passage and identifying certain roots and developing meanings for those words. 

Very Important:

Please review the “NYS English Language Arts Outline and Tips” handout. Go over the common terms/questions that you may see on the exam. 

*There will be no written homework this week; however, I would like all students to read their novels at least 20 minutes each day; please have #2 sharpened pencils for testing.  Be sure to get plenty of rest each night before the exam, and have a nutritious breakfast in the morning. Don’t forget to bring in snacks.* 

Grade 7 Religion- The students will finish their Lent, Triduum, and Easter children’s book this week! (This may change due to testing)

 

Grade 8-  This week the students will begin working on  creative stories or plays using “Present and Past Participles”; they will be taking an exam on this topic as well.  It is possible classes may not meet due to the NYS ELA Exam; please check the website daily!

Tentative Homework/ Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 1st- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Tuesday, April 2nd- 1). No written homework today; read for 20 minutes. 

Wednesday, April 3rd– 1). Your Past and Present Participle story is due tomorrow! 2). Review the “Present and Past Participles” handout and sentences from class; test tomorrow!

Thursday, April 4th– 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Get the Past and Present Participles exam signed, and make corrections. 

Upcoming Exam: Thursday, April 4th- Present and Past Participles

Week of March 25th-March 29th

Reminders:

1).The 7th Grade’s Free Pennies for Patients Dress Down is on Friday, March 29th.

2). The 4th, 6th, and 7th Grade NYS ELA Exam will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd, and Wednesday, April 3rd.

3). The make-up day for the NYS ELA Exam is on Thursday, April 4th.

4). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, April 4th.

5). There will be a Cross Palms Sale at 2:00 P.M. on April 4th- a memo will be sent home about this sale. 

6). Trimester Two Awards Ceremony will take place after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, April 5th.

7). There is a 12:00 P.M. Dismissal on Friday, April 5th. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 4 spelling/ vocabulary words; they will be taking an exam on this unit as well.  For the remainder of the week, the students will be reviewing how to place a comma after: “yes” and “no”, tag questions, and to indicate direct address.  They will be working on various activities in class to practice placing commas correctly. Lastly, they will be developing creative stories/plays based on a picture prompt with proper comma usage. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

*15 Unit 4 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday, March 25th! We are playing “Basketball Jeopardy” today!

Monday, March 25th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam is tomorrow; study!

Tuesday, March 26th- 1). Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam is today.  2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 

Wednesday, March 27th- 1). Write three of EACH of the following: “yes” or “no”, tag questions, and direct address.  (Total of nine) Make sure your sentences are 5th grade sentences! 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Get Unit 4 Spelling/ Vocabulary Exam signed and corrected. 

Thursday, March 28th-1). Complete Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 468-469: “More Uses for Commas”. These pages focus on “tag questions” and “direct address”.  2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Upcoming Exams:

1). Unit 4 Vocabulary (Spelling/Vocabulary) Tuesday, March 26th (“Basketball Jeopardy”- Monday, March 25th)

2). Comma Usage Exam-Thursday, April 4th (This exam is tentative since Grades 6 and 7 will be taking the NYS ELA Exam this week; classes may not meet due to the state testing.)

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will continue practicing for the NYS ELA Exam. We will continue focusing on figurative, connotative, and technical meanings, and then begin to focus on text structures, author’s purpose, author’s point of view, tone, mood, structure of a poem/story, evaluating an argument, and comparing and contrasting texts. (Topics and homework are tentative for the week.)

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 25th- 1). Complete Unit 4 Vocabulary take home exam. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, March 26th- 1). Complete Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 108-110: “Dead Sea Scrolls”. Be sure pages 106-107 are completed: “Secrets in the Stones”. 

Wednesday, March 27th- 1). Complete Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 113-115: “Worth the Risk” and “Just for the Thrill of It”. 

Thursday, March 28th- *There is no written homework tonight; the students worked very hard on practice questions for the state exam.* I am proud of their efforts! =)

Upcoming Exams: 

1).  Unit 4 Vocabulary Take Home Exam- this is due on Tuesday, March 26th.

2). NYS ELA Exam-Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 3rd- Be sure to eat a good breakfast! Be sure to bring in snack, too. You must have at least two number two pencils sharpened!

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will continue practicing for the NYS ELA Exam. We will continue focusing on analyzing text structure. Next, we will be identifying figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.  The students will also be focusing on point of view, repetition, alliteration, rhyme, stanzas, free verse, and rhyme scheme. Lastly, they will be evaluating an argument and comparing and contrasting texts. (Topics and homework are tentative for the week.)

Religion- The students will also continue working with their buddies on their Lent, Triduum, and Easter children’s book. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 25th- 1). Complete Unit 4 Vocabulary Take Home Exam. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, March 26th- 1). Complete Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 108-110: from “A Dire Shortage of Water”; don’t forget to include an introduction, body, and conclusion for your essay!

Wednesday, March 27th- 1). Be sure Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 124-125 are completed: from “At Loafing-Holt”. 

Thursday, March 28th- *There is no written homework tonight; the students worked very hard on practice questions for the state exam.* I am proud of their efforts! =) IF you needed to finish the essay-please make sure this is completed  for tomorrow!

Upcoming Exams: 

1). Unit 4 Vocabulary Take Home Exam- this is due on Tuesday, March 26th.

2). NYS ELA Exam-Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 3rd- Be sure to eat a good breakfast! Be sure to bring in snack, too. You must have at least two number two pencils sharpened!

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 4 vocabulary words; they will be taking an exam on this unit as well.  For the remainder of the week, the students will be identifying the verbal- “Participles- Present and Past”. They will be learning how to identify the two different types and how to write sentences with each of them. They will also be developing creative stories using past and present participles as well. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

Due Monday: 

1). March 25th-20 Unit 4 Jeopardy questions

 2). Unit 4 Writing-“Literature and the Remedying of Social Ills” Essay

Monday, March 25th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam is tomorrow; study!

Tuesday, March 26th- 1). Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam is today.  2). Complete a written reading log. 

Wednesday, March 27th- 1). Write five sentences using present participles and five sentences using past participles; highlight or underline the participles in each sentence. Remember, that this type of verbal functions only as an ADJECTIVE in the sentence. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 3). Get Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam signed, and make corrections. 

Thursday, March 28th- There is no written homework tonight. 

Upcoming Exams:

1). Unit 4 Vocabulary (Spelling/Vocabulary) Tuesday, March 26th (“Basketball Jeopardy”- Monday, March 25th)

2). Past and Present Participles Exam-Thursday, April 4th (This exam is tentative since Grades 6 and 7 will be taking the NYS ELA Exam this week; classes may not meet due to the state testing.)

Week of March 18th-March 22nd

Reminders:

1). Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, March 18th. Please sign, and return on Tuesday, March 19th. 

2). 12:00 p.m. dismissal will take place on Tuesday, March 19th.  Report Card Conferences today-unless a parent requested a meeting, this conference is not mandatory. 

3). Merit and Honor Award Ceremony for Trimester Two will be announced at a later date. 

 

Grade 5– This week, the students will be introduced to Unit 4 Vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. They will be reading diary entries titled “Wagon Train Diary” and using context clues to develop meanings of each of the words. They will then be identifying each word’s part of speech, synonyms, antonyms, and definitions. Next, they will be illustrating each word and writing sentences with the words.  They will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game as well; the students will also be working in groups and engaging in a writing activity-developing a short story or play using the words; they will be presenting their story or play to the class.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 18th- 1). Finish your sentences and illustrations from class based on Unit 4; tomorrow we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game! 2). Get your Reading Comprehension Quiz signed, and make corrections. 

Tuesday, March 19th- 1). Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 40-41: “Match the Meaning”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Wednesday, March 20th- 1). Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 42-43: “Completing the Sentence” and “Word Associations”. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Thursday, March 21st- 1). Write each of your vocabulary words 3 x each. 2). Make sure your final draft of your writing (story or play using ALL Unit 4 words) is completed for tomorrow! 3). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

*15 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday, March 25th*

Upcoming Exam: Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam- Tuesday, March 26th (Jeopardy, Monday, March 25th)

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be identifying Unit 4 Vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. Their homework for the week will be based around these vocabulary words.  Along with that, they will continue working in their Ready New York English Language Arts CCLS book in order to practice for the New York State ELA Exam.  They will be focusing on various strategies that will include: theme, summary, personal opinion, and making judgments. They will be working on various passages based on these topics-focusing specifically on multiple choice questions and short and extended responses. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 18th- 1). Write vocabulary words 1-10 3 x each; write a sentence with each word as well; be detailed! 2). Be sure your essay from class is completed! We will be sharing them tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 19th- 1). Write vocabulary words 11-20 3 x each; write a sentence with each word as well; be detailed! 2). Be sure Ready New York English Language Arts CCLS pages 70-73 are completed. 

Wednesday, March 20th- 1). Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 55-top of 57: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”. 2). Finish pages 74-76 in the Ready NY CCLS English Language Arts book-“Vivian’s Move”. 3). We will be taking a practice Session 1 Exam for the NYS Exam; bring in snack!

Thursday, March 21st- 1).Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 57-top of 59: “Completing the Sentence” and “Vocabulary in Context”; do not complete “Words in Action”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Make corrections in the Ready NY CCLS English Language Arts book if you need to (“Vivian’s Move”). 

Upcoming Exam: Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam- A take home exam will be sent home the following week; this is because we will be focusing heavily on the New York State Exam during ELA class.

 

Grade 7 – This week, the students will be identifying Unit 5 Vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. Their homework for the week will be based around these vocabulary words.  Along with that, they will continue working in their Ready New York English Language Arts CCLS book in order to practice for the New York State ELA Exam.  They will be focusing on summary and objective for the week, and taking a practice exam in class; please note that from now until the NYS ELA State Exam, SSR time will consist of an extra ELA State Practice class. 

*Grade 7 will no longer be having their extra math class each Tuesday and Wednesday; they will now be having extra ELA classes during their SSR period-each Wednesday and Thursday.  The students will once again have religion class in their regular time slot-1:35 p.m.-2:20 p.m. After the Easter break, the students will once again be having extra math classes.*

Religion- During religion class, the students will continue working with their buddies on their Lent, Triduum, and Easter children’s book. They will begin putting their final books together this week. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

Monday, March 18th- 1). Write vocabulary words 1-10 3 x each; write a sentence with each word as well; be detailed! 2). Get “Country Cousin/City Cousin” Reading Comprehension Quiz signed, and make corrections; please explain why you are choosing your new answer!

Tuesday, March 19th- 1). Write vocabulary words 11-20 3 x each; write a sentence with each word as well; be detailed! 2). If you did not do so, please bring in your report card signed for tomorrow; I will be giving you another copy. The signed one is the school’s copy. 

Wednesday, March 20th- 1). Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 65-top of 67: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”. 2). Make sure pages 77-84 are completed in the Ready NY CCLS English Language Arts book. 3). We will be taking a practice Session 1 Exam for the NYS Exam; bring in snack!

Thursday, March 21st- 1). 1). Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 67-top of 69: “Completing the Sentence” and “Vocabulary in Context”; do not complete “Words in Action”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Due to taking the NYS ELA Practice Exam, there was no social studies class today; however, you must do the following for homework:

Read “Paine’s Common Sense” and “Independence is Declared”-pages 118-120.  Then, answer the questions on Mrs. Giacalone’s website. 

Upcoming Exam: Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam- A take home exam will be sent home the following week; this is because we will be focusing heavily on the New York State Exam during ELA class.

 

Grade 8– This week, the students will be introduced to Unit 4 Vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. They will then be identifying each word’s part of speech, synonyms, antonyms, and definitions. Next, they will be illustrating each word and writing sentences with the words.  They will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game as well; next, the students will be working on an independent writing piece using some of the Unit 4 words. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 18th- 1). Finish your sentences and illustrations from class based on Unit 4; tomorrow we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game. 

Tuesday, March 19th- 1). Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 55-top of 57: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”. 2). Read for 20 minutes. 

Wednesday, March 20th- 1). Be sure the Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book pages 57-top of 59: “Completing the Sentence” and “Vocabulary in Context” are completed; do not complete “Words in Action”. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Thursday, March 21st- 1). Write each of your vocabulary words 3 x each. 2). Tomorrow we will continue writing the rough draft of “Writing: Words in Action” number 2; bring in a laptop or i-Pad for tomorrow to type your final draft. 

*20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday, March 25th*

Upcoming Exam: Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam- Tuesday, March 26th (Jeopardy, Monday, March 25th)

Week of March 11th-March 15th

 

Reminders: 

1). Grades 5-8 will be going to Aviator on Monday, March 11th. Be sure to wear your gym uniform. There will be no mass today since the class will be going on Thursday. 

2). Chipotle Night Fundraiser will be taking place on Tuesday, March 12th. 

3). GRADE 7 ONLY-Dress Down on Wednesday, March 13th-for winning the Pennies for Patients weekly competition. 

4). There is a HAA Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m.

5). The Second Trimester Ends on Thursday, March 14th.

6). The 8th graders’ Ring Day Ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 14th. Grades 5-8 will be attending mass this day as well and then watching the ceremony. 

7). There will be a $2.00 Green Dress Down Day on Friday, March 15th.

8). The Third Trimester begins on Friday, March 15h. 

9). St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, March 17th. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book; they will be identifying relationships between two or more events, ideas or concepts on a scientific or technical text. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 11th- 1). Trip to Aviator today; there is no written homework; read for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, March 12th- Be sure the following is completed from class-Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book pages 54-55: “Electricities and Batteries”; record your written response answer on page 58. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Wednesday, March 13th- 1). Be sure your written reading log is completed from SSR. 

Thursday, March 14th- 1). Be sure your written reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Be sure Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 60-65: “Hydroelectric Power” are completed. Be detailed with the your short response answers. 3). Reading Comprehension Quiz tomorrow!

Upcoming Quiz: Reading Comprehension Quiz-Friday, March 15th 

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will continue working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book focusing on identifying and analyzing the elements of story’s or drama’s plot structure; they will then be focusing on the theme: “Recognizing Potential” and analyzing literary characters, including their traits. motivations, attitudes, and relationships.  They will also be describing the main conflict a character faces in a story or drama and determine how the character develops or changes in response to that conflict. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 11th- 1). Trip to Aviator today; there is no written homework; read for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, March 12th– 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Reading Comprehension quiz tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 13th- 1). Complete a written reading log today. 

Thursday, March 14th- 1). Be sure your written reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 64-65: “Reaching the Top”. Complete the “Close Reading” on page 64, use process of elimination for the multiple choice questions, and be detailed in your short response answer. 

Upcoming Quiz: Reading Comprehension Quiz-Wednesday, March 13th

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book; they will be focusing on the theme: “Setting a New Course”.  They will be recognizing broad messages in works of literature as themes and identifying how characters’ thoughts, feelings, and actions point to a story’s theme. 

Religion- The students will focus on the season of Lent; they will also be discussing a buddy project- creating a children’s book- that is based around Lent, the Triddum, and Easter. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

*Classwork from Thursday must be completed for Monday- Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 56-60.*

*This will be the last week until after Easter break that the 7th grade will be taking part in extra math classes.*

Monday, March 11th- 1). Trip to Aviator today; there is no written homework; read for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, March 12th- 1). Complete the handout on Lent; read pages 285-287 (page 285 is just for you to reflect upon). This will be graded! Type or write your answers neatly. 

Wednesday, March 13th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Reading Comprehension Exam tomorrow!

Thursday, March 14th- 1). Read for 20 minutes.  Please complete a reading log or reading logs if I spoke to you about what was needed for this trimester. 

Upcoming Exam: Reading Comprehension Exam-Thursday, March 14th

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book; they will be focusing on the theme: “Worldwide Food”.  They will be analyzing how ideas, individuals, and events in informational text are connected and how the interactions between them are related. They will also be identifying the distinctions between ideas, individuals, and events and the strategies authors use to make those distinctions, such as comparisons and analogies. Lastly, they will be identifying the similarities between ideas, individuals, and events and the strategies the authors use to make those distinctions, such as comparisons and analogies. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 11th- 1). Trip to Aviator today; there is no written homework; read for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, March 12th- 1). Get the diary entry signed, and type your  new copy with corrections based on The Miracle Worker– include the proper heading: Name, ELA (top) OLGCA, Grade 8 (bottom). 2). Get The Miracle Worker Essay Exam signed, and make corrections. 

Wednesday, March 13th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Thursday, March 14th- 1). Congratulations on receiving your rings today! Enjoy your trip at Dave and Busters! There is no written homework. 2). Reading Comprehension quiz tomorrow!

Upcoming Quiz: Reading Comprehension Quiz-Friday, March 15th