SY 2017-2018

Welcome Back to

School Year 2017-2018!

1st Nine-weeks

GT ELA 8 Curriculum Focus:

  • Gifted Concept: Discernment
  • Summer reading project presentations
  • Utopia v Dystopia Unit: literature centers
  • Narrative Writing
  • Literary analysis writing

GT ELA 7 Curriculum Focus:

  • Gifted Concept: Perspective
  • Summer Reading presentations
  • Narrative writing
  • Connecting fiction and nonfiction literature using The Giver as an anchor text.
  • Informative writing

GT ELA 6 Curriculum Focus:

  • Gifted concept: Risk-taking
  • Summer Reading presentations
  • Narrative writing
  • Connecting fiction and nonfiction literature using Hatchet as an anchor text.
  • Informative writing

ELA 6 Curriculum Focus:

  • Fiction v nonfiction
  • Narrative writing
  • Novel study: Hatchet
  • Informative writing

Chess Team News

Calling all Chess Players!

Students interested in joining the MMS Chess team should see Mrs. Sapp about information to qualify!

Pre-requisite: Students must meet one of the first 5 requirements and the last two skills to be on the chess team:

  • have at least 4 months experience playing chess regularly.
  • have completed and passed chesskid.com lessons up to a Queen level.
  • know all the chess pieces names, their values, and legal moves on the board.
  • must demonstrate knowledge of the chess board such as the names of tiles, ranks, files, and sides of the board.
  • should be practiced at castling, en passante, rook roller, and other important chess tactics.

Members of the MMS Chess Team participated in the National Chess Day Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Brookwood Village.  

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Chess players included Luke Emiliano, Jeffery Green, Emmanuel Hernandez, and William Zou.  Luke received all-around 3rd place trophy, Jeffery received Gold medal, Emmanuel the Silver medal, and Williams the Bronze medal.  Great job to all these players on competing and learning to become better at chess!

ELA 6

Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading  Required for Gifted Education only

8th grade Summer Reading    

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SummerReading-8thgrade-2017

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7th grade Summer Reading      

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SummerReading-7thgrade-2017

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6th grade Summer Reading      

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SummerReading-6thgrade-2017

 

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About Mrs. Sapp

 Hello everyone!  I’m Mrs. Sapp, the former Ms. Hamilton. Yes, I got married over the summer!  🙂 

     Currently, I am blessed to be in my 5th year teaching at MMS.  I moved here a little over 4 years ago from Baldwin county (down there close to the Gulf Coast) where I taught at Spanish Fort High School and also taught at Avalon Middle School in Pensacola, Florida.  I completed my Gifted Specialist certification in summer of 2015 from University of Alabama.  I received my Masters in English Education at UAB in 1998 and my Bachelors degree in Speech Communication /Theater at UA in 1992. Overall, I have 14 years of teaching experience expanding from 6th grade to 10 grade…middle school is definitely my favorite grade level to teach.

I have one 20 year old son who is in college, and I am excited to see where his journey takes him in life!

I look forward to working with you all this year!                                      
 
<3 Ms. S

 

 

 

GT ELA 6

Welcome to 6th grade Gifted/Talented ELA.

Please select the links under the main GT ELA 6 heading to access assignments.

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SHELBY CO SCHOOLS LINKS

Links to helpful Shelby County Schools sites

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GT ELA 7

Welcome to the 7th grade Gifted/Talented  ELA page. 

Please select the links under the GT ELA 7 heading to access assignments. 

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