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Book Report – change of plans

Due to extended teacher illness, the nonfiction book reports from the second-nine weeks have yet to be graded. To be fair to the students, those grades will count on the third-nine weeks report cards. That means only one book report … Continue reading

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Flipped

While there remain certain things I miss about teaching seventh graders, I am incredibly thankful for a long list of things I value about teaching eighth graders. One is the novel Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. Flipped is a story … Continue reading

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Book Reports

The first book report (BDR) of the year is due Sept. 8th, so this 150-point grade will go on the first progress report. It’s a fiction book report based on their summer reading book. Eighth graders were supposed to choose … Continue reading

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2015-16 Parent letter

Mr. Scott’s Eighth-Grade English 2015-2016 Welcome to a new school year, which means new opportunities to grow, learn, and maybe have a little fun in the process. OK, a lot of fun (but don’t tell anyone). ABOUT MR. SCOTT: This … Continue reading

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Have you heard the news?

Have you heard the news? Yes, it’s true: I will be teaching only eighth graders this year. That means, for the first time in my eight years of teaching, I will not be teaching any seventh graders. I will miss … Continue reading

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Final fiction BDR of the school year

It’s not quite here, but it’s near, so don’t sit on your rear or just stand frozen in fear like a frightened dear. Get it in gear! The final fiction BDR of the school year is due Friday, April 10! … Continue reading

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Annual research project

My seventh graders will work from Thursday March 19 to Wednesday March 25 on a research project worth 250 points. Their research is designed to help them better understand the 1960s in America as preparation for reading The Wednesday Wars in … Continue reading

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Nonfiction BDRs – due date moved back

The deadline for the nonfiction BDRs has been moved from Friday, Feb. 27 to Monday, March 2. So … NO EXCUSES, right? Don’t be late! Don’t hesitate! It might be lead to a doomed fate! That would not be great. … Continue reading

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2015 theatre parent letter Ths Phne 2.0

Welcome to the 2015 CMS theatre team! I call it a team rather than a club because teamwork is essential to our success and one of the most valuable lessons anyone can learn from theatre. We call it theatre because, … Continue reading

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