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Week of October 14th

Posted on October 13, 2019

At a Glance

Monday October 14th – School Closed Columbus Day

Tuesday October 15th – 21st – TerraNova Exams

                       *#2 pencils                                            *Get plenty of rest

                       *Erasers                                                  *Eat a good breakfast

                       *Independent reading book

**During the week of TerraNova Exams, there will be no homework or tests.**

Religion Fair Project for Grade 5  **Due Monday, October 28th**

Students will begin their presentations that week.  Religion Fair is Friday, November 1st.  All are welcomed to attend and see the students’ wonderful work on display.

Book Report for Grades 5 – 8  **Due Tuesday, October 29th**

 

**Other Important Dates**

Chocolate Drive ends Tuesday, October 15th

Winter Uniforms Begin Tuesday, October 15th  (5th Grade has Gym)

Pizza Day Friday, October 18th

Radio Bingo Friday, October 18th 7:00pm 

 

 

Updates

Posted on October 8, 2019

School Closed Monday, October 14th–Columbus Day

TerraNova Exams will begin Tuesday, October 15th.  

Please make sure students have:

                        * #2 pencils with good erasers

                        * Independent Reading Book

 Students should get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast.

We will be doing practice tests this week to prepare.

 

 

ELA /Religion at a Glance

Posted on September 29, 2019

5th Religion 

Students are learning about following in Jesus’ footsteps.  They are discussing the Paschal Mystery and the seven sacraments.  They put together and presented a commercial to convince people to becoming Jesus’ followers.

5th ELA

Students are learning about story elements and how they are important to understanding a text.  They read various short texts with the theme of “Challenges”.  From these texts, they will write a compare/contrast essay using the writing process.

6th ELA

Students started their Unit 1 in My Perspectives.  They are reading various texts that connect to the essential question: What are some of the challenges and triumphs of growing up?  In connection to that, they are also reading their trade book The Young Landlords.  They are writing personal narratives with the essential question in mind.

7th ELA

Students started their Unit 1 in My Perspectives.  They are reading various texts that connect to the essential question:  What can one generation learn from another?  In connection to that, they are also reading their trade book Stand Tall.  They wrote an explanatory essay and will be writing a nonfiction narrative.

8th ELA

Students started their Unit 1 in My Perspectives.  They are reading various texts that connect to the essential question:  What are some of the milestones on the path to growing up?  They studied how the author uses symbolism to add meaning to the text.  They created monologues and presented them to the class.  They wrote a compare/contrast essay.  They will be working on their nonfiction narratives.  They started reading their trade book Rules of the Road. 

5th-8th Grade ELA: Summer Assignment and Reading Lists

Posted on July 15, 2019

Directions

Choose 2 books from the lists below. Along with reading them, you must complete 2 book reports. Pick 1 question from these four to write the reports.

  1. What feelings did this book evoke for you?
  2. What do you think the author’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was he or she trying to get across?
  3. Themes run in the books we read. They can include: good vs evil, love, power, corruption, survival, courage, etc. Choose 1 theme that runs throughout the novel. Explain what the theme is and how the author develops it.
  4. Explain a conflict that the character faces. What is the conflict? How does the character try to solve this conflict?

The reports must be:

  • Typed – Times New Roman, Font Size 14, Double Spaced
  • You must have a cover page with title of book and illustration.
  • Your name, grade, and date goes on the lower right hand corner.
  • You must answer the question fully and use 4 pieces of evidence, with page numbers, to support your claim.
  • Your report should have – Introduction, 2 Body Paragraphs, Conclusion
  • The length is 1 ½ – 2 pages.
  • Please check for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.

**Remember read 2 books.**
**Complete 2 reports.**
**Due the first day of school.**

5th Grade Summer Reading List (Rising 6th)

  1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  2. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  3. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  4. Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
  5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  6. Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
  7. Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  8. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  9. Holes by Louis Sachar
  10. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

6th Grade Summer Reading List (Rising 7th)

  1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  2. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  3. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  4. The Dragon Prophecy by Geronimo Stilton
  5. White Fang by Jack London
  6. The Time Machine by H.G.Wells
  7. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  8. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  9. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  10. Wonder by RJ Palacio

7th Grade Summer Reading List (Rising 8th)

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  3. Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
  4. Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  5. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
  6. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  7. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  8. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  9. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  10. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
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