21 August 2017

6th Graders: Today students read an article through the website http://readworks.org on Eclipses. Students that did not finish or that were absent can access this assignment through our Google Classroom. HOMEWORK: Complete the reading and questions for the Readworks article. **Complete your “Piece of Me” project–due Tomorrow!


7th Graders: Students turned in their “Who Am I” projects at the beginning of class. Afterwards, students worked independently to read two informational texts on Solar Eclipses through newsela.com. Students that did not finish or that were absent can access this assignment through newsela.com (log in with your school google account). HOMEWORK: Complete the reading, quiz and written response for BOTH articles. Due tomorrow!

18 August 2017

6th Grade: Students began class by completing the Pieces of Me Narrative Writing Sample on an index card. Afterwards, students were introduced to their Important Piece of Me Project. Students were shown the Glover Piece of Me EXAMPLE as a guide. The remainder of the period was dedicated to creating a rough draft puzzle piece with each student’s ideas for his or her project. Students are encouraged to use clip art, magazines and real photos if they do not consider themselves artists. 🙂 This project is a 25 point, Gold grade and will be graded on neatness, creativity and the student’s ability to incorporate their narrative written interest in a visual format. HOMEWORK: Come to class Monday with materials to work on your “Piece of Me” Project. Students are welcomed to complete it over the weekend. The FINAL product is due in class TUESDAY!


7th Grade: Students were given their Google Classroom log in information. We completed the Genre Study notes using the website Nearpod. If you were out, here is what you missed:  Lit Genres Notes Genre Study GO. HOMEWORK: Complete your “Who Am I” Project. The FINAL product is due in class MONDAY!

17 August 2017

6th Grade: Today students completed the Library Orientation with Mrs. Howton, Media Specialist. Students were given time to checkout a novel that they are expected to bring to class each day. Note: **No graphic novels or comic books are permitted during in-class silent reading time. HOMEWORK: Make sure you have a novel each day when you come to class. There will be random book checks.

Parents, students were given a Book Order Form 6th Grade that includes the list of books we will be reading as a class. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase their novels through the school, however, used and personally purchased copies of the novels are acceptable. 


7th Grade: Today students were given majority of the class period to work on their “Who Am I?” Project. Students were provided the final draft cardstock and construction paper. The last ten minutes of class were dedicated to the library. Students were given time to checkout a novel that they are expected to bring to class each day. Note: **No graphic novels or comic books are permitted during in-class silent reading time. HOMEWORK: Make sure you have a novel each day when you come to class. There will be random book checks. 

16 August 2017

6th Grade: Students met in the Computer Lab to complete the Technology Orientation. Note: Students were introduced to Google Classroom and were set up for Mrs. Glover’s Google Class.  **Remember to come to class tomorrow with your agenda. We will visit the library for orientation and check out a novel. HOMEWORK: None


7th Grade:Book Order Form 7th Grade was distributed to each student. You are encouraged to purchase your novels through the school; however, used and personally purchased novels are acceptable. **Book Order Forms are DUE: Wednesday, August 30th. 

Each student completed a Narrative Writing Sample using the Who Am I Narrative Writing Presentation as a guide. This was an introductory activity to introduce the Who Am I project. HOMEWORK: Come to class tomorrow with materials (i.e.: pictures, clip art, magazines, hand drawings, etc.) to work on your “W.A.I.?” Project. **Come to class with a handwritten rough draft of your ideas for your final project. (I will provide the unlined white paper and construction paper). PLEASE COME PREPARED for tomorrow’s in class workday! Final “W.A.I.” Projects are DUE: Monday, August 21st!

“Who Am I?” Examples: WAI Good ExamplesWAI What NOT to do

15 August 2017

6th Grade: We completed the organization of our binders and turned in class supplies. Each student was given a Literature textbook to keep in his or her locker until he or she is asked to bring it to class. Students completed the Code of Conduct Quiz. HOMEWORK: None! Happy Tuesday 🙂


7th Grade: We completed the organization of our binders and turned in class supplies. Each student was given a Literature and Grammar textbook to keep in his or her locker until he or she is asked to bring it to class. Students worked independently on the How Are You Smart Survey and participated in class discussion regarding the results. HOMEWORK: None! Happy Tuesday 🙂

14 August 2017

6th Graders: Student supplies were checked today and unprepared students were given a list of the supplies they need to turn in. We spent time to organize our binders as a class and turn in supplies including: index cards, composition notebook and pocketed folder.

We ended class with a review game using Quizlet Live. Students collaborated in groups to answer questions and compete against their peers. Here is the CoC Review Quizlet. Homework: Please STUDY and come prepared to quiz tomorrow!

7th Graders: Students completed the Code of Conduct Quiz today for a 30 point, silver grade. Student supplies were checked today and unprepared students were given a list of the supplies they need to turn in. We will organize binders tomorrow. NO HOMEWORKBonus: After completing the “School Search” respond to these questions on the back of your paper. What is phonetics? Why do you believe it is important in learning how to use your words? Did you have difficulties deciphering (figuring out) the words?

 

11 August 2017

6th Grade: Last night’s “Reading Inventory” was collected. Each student was given a “Goals” Sheet to complete based on what they want to accomplish in ELA this year. This is HOMEWORK and should be turned in MONDAY. (In case you lost your sheet here are the (3) options: goalsboxes/ goalslist/ mygoals). We completed our study of the Code of Conduct and students were given their book to take home and study over the weekend. **Notice this change: 6th graders will Quiz on TUESDAY!!

ALL SUPPLIES ARE DUE IN CLASS MONDAY. Here is a list of the necessary supplies: Supply Check 2017


7th Grade: We discussed the results of our Learning Styles Inventory and then turned in this handout. We completed our study of the Code of Conduct and students were given their book to take home and study over the weekend. Each student was given a CoC GO-2017 to aid them in studying for Monday’s Code of Conduct QUIZ.  The Graphic Organizer should be completed for HOMEWORK.

Code of Conduct Quiz F.Y.I:

  • 30 Questions, 30 point, silver grade
  • Know all of the information we “highlighted”
  • You will have a “word bank” but you MUST still study!
  • Quizlet review: CoC Review Quizlet

ALL SUPPLIES ARE DUE IN CLASS MONDAY. Here is a list of the necessary supplies: Supply Check 2017

 

10 August 2017

Thank you to those students and parents that have already read, signed and returned the Syllabus Signature Sheet. **Remember, this is DUE: TOMORROW!

7th Grade: Today’s class focus was on the Code of Conduct. We completed our discussion of the Code of Conduct and ended class with this learning style questionnaire. (Due tomorrow) Homework: Complete the “Learning Styles Questionnaire.”

6th Grade: Today’s class focus was on the Code of Conduct and we will complete this discussion tomorrow.    Homework: Each student was given a Reading Experiences Inventory (Due tomorrow)

Question: Have you gotten your supplies??? Due MONDAY, August 14th!

9 August 2017

Thank you to those students and parents that have already read, signed and returned the Syllabus Signature Sheet. **Remember, this is DUE: THIS FRIDAY!

Today’s class focus was on the Code of Conduct. Students were asked to leave their copy of the text here so that we can continue our discussion tomorrow.

HOMEWORK: If you haven’t already–review the syllabus with your parents! I will continue accepting signature sheets tomorrow…it is DUE–>Friday

Question: Have you gotten your supplies??? Due MONDAY, August 14th!