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Week of February 13th-February 17th

Reminders:

1). Pennies for Patients Bake Sale-Tuesday, February 14th. Thank you to Juliet and Charlotte in our 5th grade for organizing this!

2). Winter Recess-Monday, February 20th-Friday, February 24th.  School will resume on Monday, February 27th.

3). Please continue to donate to our class page for Pennies for Patients; the last day to donate is March 3rd. 

http://events.lls.org/pages/nyc/AveMariaCatholicAcademy-2017/7thgradeamuso

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be finishing the novel-Holes; we will be discussing Stanley and Zero’s encounters together; they will be reading some chapters independently, but will finish the novel as a class.  They will be writing a book review based on the novel as well.  When we return from Winter Recess, the students will be taking an Essay Exam based on Holes, and they will be watching the movie as a class.

Monday, February 13th- 1). Make sure Chapters 37-39 are completed in Holes; summarize what you read; be sure to indicate the chapters you are referring to in your writing. 2). Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 29-39-Holes-review the vocabulary words and any questions or summaries you have!

Tuesday, February 14th 1). 1). Read Chapters 40-43 in Holes; answer the following:

Chapter 40

A). What does Sam do for Becca? B). What does Stanley set off to find? What was Zero’s life like before Camp Green Lake?

Chapter 41

C). Why did Zero steal Clyde Livingston’s shoes?  D). What did Zero do with the shoes when he discovered the truth?  E). Why was Zero arrested?

Chapter 42

F). Why does Stanley wonder if he is delirious?   G). What does Stanley consider doing instead of returning to Camp Green Lake?

Chapter 43

H). Describe Zero’s mother.  I). What plans do the boy’s make?

Wednesday, February 15th- 1). Read Chapters 47 and 48 in Holes; summarize both chapters; identify two new vocabulary words. 2). Get Holes Quiz-Chapters 29-39 signed, and make corrections.

Thursday, February 16th- 1). Write a book review based on the novel; include your likes and/or dislikes-you must give text based details to support your reasonings, also include if you would have made any changes, and if you would recommend this book to others. Give it a rating out of five stars, too! 2). Bring in a snack tomorrow to watch the movie, Holes!

Upcoming Quiz/Exam: 

1). Holes– Chapters 29-39 Quiz-Tuesday, February 14th. 

2). Holes Essay Exam- Monday, February 27th- the students will be able to use their vocabulary handouts and novel for the exam.  

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be finishing the novel, Heaven is for Real; they will be taking an essay exam based on the book-they will be able to use their vocabulary handouts and novel during this test; they will also be taking the role of one of the characters and writing a diary entry from their perspective.  The writing will be edited and revised in class, and they will write or type their final copy at home; lastly, the class will be watching the movie-Heaven is for Real, they will be comparing and contrasting the novel and the movie.

Monday, February 13th- 1). Be sure that Chapters 26, 27, and the Epilogue-Heaven is for Real are completed; summarize what was read! 2). Essay Exam on the novel tomorrow; you will be able to use your vocabulary handouts and novel.

Tuesday, February 14th 1). Write a book review based on Heaven is for Real-include your likes and/or dislikes-you must give text based details to support your reasonings, also include if you would have made any changes, and if you would recommend this book to others. Give it a rating out of five stars, too! 2). Get pop quiz signed, and make corrections.

Wednesday, February 15th- 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Get Heaven is for Real Essay Exam signed and corrected; fix your errors; use the essay that I wrote as a guide to help you. You must rewrite the entire essay over with corrections. I will be collecting this.

Thursday, February 16th- 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Make sure your rough draft of your diary entry is completed;edit and revise it, and write or type your final copy. 2). You may bring in snack tomorrow for our movie day-Heaven is for Real!

Upcoming ExamHeaven is for Real Essay Exam-Tuesday, February 14th

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be playing Jeopardy to review Chapters 7-12 from The Outsiders; they will be taking an exam on these chapters as well.  Also, the students will be watching the movie, The Outsiders, as a class; they will be comparing and contrasting the novel and the movie.

Religion– The students will be focusing on Chapter 6. They will be discussing how the Holy Spirit is always present with the Father and active in God’s plan of salvation; they will also be reading and answering questions about Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit is always guiding the Church.

Monday, February 13th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Study for The Outsiders Exam-Chapters 7-12; be sure to review the vocabulary words and any questions/summaries you have. 3). Get Chapter 5 Religion Exam signed, and make corrections.

Tuesday, February 14th 1). Complete a reading log.

Wednesday, February 15th- 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Bring in snack tomorrow for the movie! 3). Make sure the diary entry is completed! 4). Get The Outsiders Exam signed, and make corrections.

Thursday, February 16th- 1). No homework today!

Upcoming ExamThe Outsiders– Chapters 7-12-Tuesday, February 14th

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be taking a quiz on Act II Scenes II and III from A Raisin in the Sun; they will then be identifying vocabulary words from Act III and will compare idealists and realists.  The students will be finishing the play, and they will be writing a book review.  They will also be watching the movie- A Raisin in the Sun in class and comparing and contrasting the play to the movie.

Monday, February 13th- 1). Summarize what we read in class today; create three short answer questions.

Tuesday, February 14th 1). Make sure the play is finished today; answer the questions on the handout. 2). Essay Exam on A Raisin in the Sun tomorrow- you may use the book and vocabulary handouts for your essay. 3). Get Act II Scenes II and III Quiz signed, and make corrections.

Wednesday, February 15th- 1). Type or neatly write a book review based on A Raisin in the Sun-include your likes and/or dislikes-you must give text based details to support your reasonings, also include if you would have made any changes, and if you would recommend this book to others. Give it a rating out of five stars, too! 2). You may bring in snack tomorrow for our movie day!

Thursday, February 16th- 1). Complete a reading log.

Upcoming Quiz/Exam- 1). A Raisin in the Sun-Act II Scenes II and III Quiz- Monday, February 13th  2). A Raisin in the Sun Essay Exam-Wednesday, February 15th.