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Week of February 27th-March 3rd

Reminders:

1). Wednesday, March 1st- Ash Wednesday. The students will be going over to OLG Church at 10:00 a.m. for their ashes.

2). Friday, March 3rd- “Stuck for Buck”-our last fun activity for Pennies for Patients-every dollar goes to a piece of tape to tape Ms. McManus to the wall!! 

3). Friday, March 3rd-12:00 P.M. Dismissal; there is a Faculty Meeting.

4). Grades 6 & 8-ELA State Exam-Wednesday, March 28th-Thursday, March 30th. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be taking an essay exam on Holes; they will be able to use vocabulary handouts and the novel for this exam; next, they will be introduced to “Perfect Tenses” and be shown how to form and use the perfect verb tenses; they will be playing the sentence game as a review and will be working with a partner to write a creative story using these tenses; the students will share their stories with the class; they will be taking a quiz on this topic, as well.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, February 27th- (Holes Essay Exam is today.) 1). Complete a written reading log.

Tuesday, February 28th 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.  2). Create a chart as we did in class using 10 different Perfect Tenses.  3). Get Essay Exam signed, and make corrections.

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

Thursday, March 2nd- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Quiz tomorrow on “Perfect Tense”-review past participle verb sheet and sentences from the week!

Upcoming Quiz: Perfect Verb Tense-Friday, March 3rd

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books.  They will determine an author’s purpose for writing informational text, determine an author’s point of view about the topic of informational text, and cite evidence to explain how the author’s point of view is conveyed in a text.  They will also be reading “James Madison: The Forgotten Founder” and answering multiple choice, short answer, and an extended response question.  We will continue to review the important aspects of essay writing and the importance of sticking to the topic when answering short answer and extended response questions.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, February 27th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Ready New York CCLS book pages 114-115; be sure to follow the Close Reading!

Tuesday, February 28th 1). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, March 1st- 1). Be sure Ready New York CCLS book pages 119-124  are completed. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, March 2nd- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Be sure Ready New York CCLS pages 125-126 are completed; make sure you included every bullet point in your writing!

Upcoming Exam: Reading Comprehension Exam-Monday, March 6th

Grade 7- This week, the students will be identifying coordinate adjectives; they will be discussing the role of an adjective in a sentence and review how to write coordinate adjectives.  They will be playing the sentence game to review. Next, they will be writing a creative story using coordinate adjectives.  They will be sharing their stories to the class; this will be counted as a quiz grade.

Religion– This week, the students will finish reviewing Chapter 6: “Holy Spirit, Helper and Guide”.  They will be recalling the question from the beginning of the chapter: “How do I find my way?  They will write a poem about the Holy Spirit that answers that question.  The students will also be reading about Saint John Paul II and discuss how they too can be a person of the Spirit by respecting human rights.  They will also be working on an end of the chapter assessment, they will be creating 20 Jeopardy questions for their Jeopardy game, and lastly, they will be taking an exam on this chapter.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, February 27th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Write ten sentences using coordinate adjectives; write five sentences with adjectives without the comma and five sentences with the comma.

Tuesday, February 28th 1). Get a newspaper article; read and summarize; include at least three coordinate adjectives in your summary; you can include more than three if you would like. Highlight the coordinate adjectives! 2). Make sure Jeopardy questions are completed based on Chapter 6-study for Jeopardy!

Wednesday, March 1st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Religion Exam tomorrow on Chapter 6-STUDY!

Thursday, March 2nd- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Upcoming Exam: Religion-Chapter 6: “Holy Spirit, Helper and Guide”-Thursday, March 2nd

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books.  They will be determining the meanings of words and phrases used in a text.  They will also be analyzing the effect of figurative and connotative language on literary texts.  They will also be identifying and analyzing different types of figurative language, including similes, metaphors, and personification. Next, they will be analyzing the techniques the author uses to shape the audience’s or reader’s point view.  They will also analyze the ways in which the differing points of view of the characters, narrators, and audience or reader create suspense, humor, or dramatic irony.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, February 27th- 1). Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book pages 148-149; be sure to complete the Close Reading on page 148.

Tuesday, February 28th 1). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, March 1st- 1). Make sure Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book pages 171-173 are completed. Be sure to complete any of the Close Reading on page 173. 2). Complete a written reading log.

Thursday, March 2nd- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Upcoming Exam: Reading Comprehension Exam: Monday, March 6th