CINCO DE MAYO IS COMING!

And, so is the due date for the 8th grade college fair project. Don’t forget – Friday, May 5th, the college fair project must be turned in. Even if you do not have English that day, you still need to turn in your project to room 32 by 3:00 p.m. Also, all information needs to be submitted into google classroom by 3:00 p.m. Ole’!

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WHAT WE DID: 4/28

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students turned in two AoW: Misty Copeland & Jackie Robinson along with Venn  diagram comparing/contrasting the two athletes
    • The Giver, Chapter 14
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • ERWC MODULE IV – “The Construction of a College Experience”
      • Discuss article #1: “Facing the Culture Shock of College”
      • Quickwrites 1, 2, & 3
  • ENGLISH 8
    • ERWC MODULE IV – “The Construction of a College Experience”
      • Continue reading/annotating Article #1: Facing the Culture Shock of College”

 

DON’T FORGET – BLOCK SCHEDULE STARTS ON MONDAY, MAY 1ST. SBA TESTING BEGINS. YOU WILL BE TESTED IN YOUR MATH CLASS. BE SURE TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP, AND EAT BREAKFAST. 

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MONDAY – PERIODS 1,3,5

TUESDAY – PERIODS 2,4,6

WEDNESDAY – REGULAR EARLY OUT

THURSDAY – PERIODS 1,3,5

FRIDAY – PERIODS 2,4,6

WHAT WE DID: 4/26

  • PERIODS 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Students read and annotated two articles: one on Mistry Copeland and one on Jackie Robinson.
    • Using a Venn diagram, students compared and contrasted the two athletes lives, accomplishments, and struggles.
    • HOMEWORK: Complete any work not finished in class. Due Friday, April 28th

TODAY, APRIL 26TH, IS NATIONAL AUDUBON DAY!

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April 26th is designated as National Audubon Day.  This day is set aside to honor the birth of John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851).

Audubon was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter noted for his extensive studies of American birds and his detailed illustrations of the birds in their natural habitats.  Audubon’s greatest work was The Birds of America which is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.  His work in this book contains more than 700 North American bird species with 435 hand-colored, life-size prints of 497 bird species.

AWESOME EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY

Parent/Guardian, if you will please take the time to respond to the following survey and then send me an email to inform me that you took the survey, your child will receive an extra credit A.

The survey should take only a few minutes, and it is designed to help improve SMS. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Parents! SMS needs your help! Please click on the link below and take the 10 minute parent survey that will help guide our future decisions.  Thank you for your time!

 

WHAT WE DID: 4/25

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Critical thinking questions:
      • Why does Jonas’s community have such strict rules?
      • Where did the need for such rules come from?
      • What is the society trying to control and why?
    • The Giver, chapter 11
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • On-line test prep
    • HOMEWORK
      • The college fair project is due on Friday, May 5th. All information must be submitted in google classroom by 3:00 p.m., and all projects must be turned in at the beginning of the period.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25TH IS NATIONAL TELEPHONE DAY!

YOU HAVE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL TO THANK FOR THIS AMAZING INVENTION.

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24 DAYS OF SCHOOL LEFT!

The countdown to the end of the year has begun. For 8th graders, you have 24 days left. For 7th graders, it is just 27 days to go.

Please be aware of all assignments. Turn in everything on time. If you are absent, come see me before or after school or at snack.

8th graders, your college fair project is due on Friday, May 5th, which is just nine days away! See me if you have any questions or concerns.

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WHAT WE DID: 4/24

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Turn in extra credit HRL
    • The Giver, Chapter 10
    • HOMEWORK
      • Complete Activity 6, p. 6 & Activity 9, p. 11 (if not completed in class), due Tuesday, April 25th
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Turn in extra credit HRL
    • On-line test prep

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