May 25, 2017:

7th grade:
Be ready to present your topic/problem on Tuesday. Autobiography party in the IMC is on Thursday (June 1, 2017) during your English periods of 3/4 and 8/9.

May 22, 2017:

8th grade:
Bring your book to class tomorrow if you have not yet presented your book review.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary review test 55 for test on Thursday 5/25/17; continue to research your chosen topic/problem.
Periods 3/4 autobiography party is on Thursday June 1st at 9:20 AM in the IMC;
Periods 8/9 is at 1:25 in the IMC on Thursday June 1, 2017.

ALL BOOK REVIEWS DUE MAY 19: 8TH GRADE

ALL BOOK TALKS ARE DUE MAY 22: 7TH GRADE

May 22, 2017:

8th grade:
If you were absent today, turn in your final book review and career paper(see rubric)tomorrow; bring your book to class tomorrow if you have not yet presented your book review.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary review test 55 for around the world tomorrow and test on Thursday 5/25/17; your final autobiography is due tomorrow 5/23/17; continue to research your chosen topic/problem.
Periods 3/4 autobiography party is on Thursday June 1st at 9:20 AM in the IMC;
Periods 8/9 is at 1:25 in the IMC on Thursday June 1, 2017.

May 19, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE Monday MAY 22.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary review test 55 for Thursday 5/25/17; your final autobiography is due next Tuesday 5/23/17; revisions of It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise and book talk due next Monday 5/22/17; continue to research your chosen topic/problem;
Periods 3/4 autobiography party is on Thursday June 1st at 9:20 AM in the IMC;
Periods 8/9 is at 1:25 in the IMC on Thursday June 1, 2017.

May 18, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE Monday MAY 22; write your book review DUE tomorrow MAY 19.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary review test 55 for next Thursday 5/25/17; your final autobiography is due next Tuesday 5/23/17; revisions of It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise and book talk due next Monday 5/22/17; continue to research your chosen topic/problem;
Periods 3/4 autobiography party is on Thursday June 1st at 9:20 AM in the IMC;
Periods 8/9 is at 1:25 in the IMC on Thursday June 1, 2017.

May 17, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE Monday MAY 22; study for vocabulary review test 80 tomorrow 5/18/2017; READ and write your book review DUE this Friday MAY 19.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 55 for tomorrow 5/18/17; you must choose your topic/problem by tomorrow; your final autobiography is due next Tuesday 5/23/17; revisions of It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise and book talk due next Monday 5/22/17. Periods 3/4 autobiography party is on Thursday June 1st at 9:20 AM in the IMC; Periods 8/9 is at 1:25 in the IMC on Thursday June 1, 2017.

May 16, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE Monday MAY 22; study for vocabulary review test 80 this Thursday 5/18/2017; READ and write your book review DUE this Friday MAY 19.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 55 for test Thursday 5/18/17; your final autobiography is due a week from today; revisions of It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise and book talk due next Monday 5/22/17. Periods 3/4 autobiography party is at 9:20 AM in the IMC; Periods 8/9 is at 1:25 in the IMC on Thursday June 1, 2017.

May 15, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; study for vocabulary review test 80 around the world tomorrow 5/16/17and test this Thursday 5/18/2017; READ and write your book review DUE this Friday MAY 19.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 55 for around the world tomorrow and test Thursday 5/18/17; complete your table of contents and title page by tomorrow 5/16/17; final autobiography due a week from tomorrow; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise and book talk due 5/22/17.

May 12, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; study for vocabulary review test 80 around the world on Tuesday 5/16/17and test next Thursday 5/18/2017; READ and write your book review DUE next Friday MAY 19. (optional graduation speechfinal due Monday May 15.)
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 55 for around the world on Tuesday and test Thursday 5/18/17; complete your table of contents and title page by Tuesday 5/16/17; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise by May 22; book talk due 5/22/17 as well.

May 11, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; study for vocabulary review test next Thursday 5/18/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19. (optional graduation speechfinal due May 15.)
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 55 for test next Thursday 5/18/17; for tomorrow, print all pages in black and white with the pictures and page numbers before you come to class; complete your table of contents for Tuesday 5/16/17; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise by May 22; book talk due 5/22/17 as well.

May 10, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; study vocabulary list 80 for test tomorrow 5/11/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; optional graduation speechfinal due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for test tomorrow 5/11/17; revise pages with page numbers lower middle of pages and theme pictures for Friday; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise by May 22; book talk due 5/22/17 as well.

May 9, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; study vocabulary list 80 for test this Thursday 5/11/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; optional graduation speechfinal due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for test this Thursday 5/11/17; revise pages with page numbers lower middle of pages and theme pictures for Friday; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise by May 22; book talk due 5/22/17 as well.

May 8, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your paper (see rubric); study vocabulary list 80 for around the world next tomorrow and test this Thursday 5/11/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; optional graduation speechfinal due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 5/11/17; revise pages with page numbers lower middle of pages and theme pictures for Friday; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise; put the final revisions in your autobiography;
READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17.

May 5, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your introduction and paper (see rubric); study vocabulary list 80 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 5/11/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; optional graduation speechfinal due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for around the world next Tuesday and test a week from today 5/19/17; revise pages with page numbers lower middle of pages and theme pictures for Tuesday; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise; put the final revisions in your autobiography;
READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17.

May 4, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your introduction and paper (see rubric); study vocabulary list 80 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 5/11/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; your formal research paper is DUE MAY 22; optional first draft of graduation speech is due by TOMORROW, and final is due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for around the world next Tuesday and test a week from today 5/19/17; revise pages with page numbers lower middle of pages and theme pictures for Tuesday; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise. Put the final revisions in your autobiography;
READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17.

May 3, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write your introduction and paper; study vocabulary list 79 for test tomorrow 5/4/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; your formal research paper is due May 22, 2017; optional first draft of graduation speech is due by this Friday, and final is due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for test a week from tomorrow 5/19/17; READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17; have a autobiography theme and pictures by tomorrow; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise. Put the final revisions in your autobiography.

May 2, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write a sentence outline due tomorrow (May 3, 2017); study vocabulary list 79 for test this Thursday 5/4/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; your formal research paper is due May 22, 2017; optional first draft of graduation speech is due by the end of THIS week and final is due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for test a week from this Thursday 5/19/17; READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17; have a autobiography theme and pictures by Thursday of this week; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise. Put the final revisions in your autobiography.

May 1, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to write a sentence outline due this Wednesday (May 3, 2017); study vocabulary list 79 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 5/4/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; optional first draft of graduation speech is due by the end of next week and final is due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for test a week from this Thursday 5/19/17; READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17; have a autobiography theme and pictures by Thursday of this week; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise. Put the final revisions in your autobiography.

April 28, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by this Monday May 1, 2017; study vocabulary list 79 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 5/4/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19; optional first draft of graduation speech is due by the end of next week and final is due May 15.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for test a week from next Thursday 5/19/17; READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 27, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by Monday May 1, 2017; study vocabulary list 79 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 5/4/2017; READ and write your book review DUE MAY 19.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 54 for test 5/19/17; READ and write your book talk due 5/22/17; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 26, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by Monday May 1, 2017; study vocabulary list 79 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 5/4/2017; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 53 for test tomorrow 4/27/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 25, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 79 for test on 5/4/2017; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; finish reading Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde ; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 53 for test Thursday 4/27/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 24, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 79 for test on 5/4/2017; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; finish reading Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde ; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 53 for test around the world tomorrow and test Thursday 4/27/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 21, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 79 for test on 5/4/2017; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; reread Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through the "Last Night" and complete pp 17, 18, and 19 of the study guide by Monday (4/24); READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 53 for test around the world next Tuesday and test Thursday 4/27/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 20, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 79 for test on 5/4/2017; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; reread Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through the "Last Night"; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 53 for test around the world next Tuesday and test Thursday 4/27/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 19, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for test tomorrow 4/20/17; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; reread Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through the "Last Night"; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 52 for test tomorrow 4//20/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 18, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for test this Thursday 4/20/17; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; finish Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through "The Incident of the Letter" and the study guide pages 6, 7, and 8 by tomorrow; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 52 for test this Thursday 4//20/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, Resume, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 17, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 4/20/17; please write a thank you letter to one of the presenters you saw today during career day if you have not yet; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; finish Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through "The Incident of the Letter" and the study guide pages 6, 7, and 8 by tomorrow; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 52 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 4//20/17; complete the bell ringer for today if you did not have a chance in class today; RESUME' is due tomorrow 4/18/17. READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 13, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 4/20/17; please write a thank you letter to one of the presenters you saw today during career day which will be due Monday; use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; we will work on Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through "The Incident of the Letter" and the study guide pages 6, 7, and 8 in class; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 52 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 4//20/17; RESUME' is due Tuesday 4/18/17. READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, If You're Looking For Me, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 12, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for around the world next Tuesday and test next Thursday 4/20/17; Use the career page requirements to research and complete your six (6) or more bibliography cards and one hundred (100) note cards due by May 1st; we will work on Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through "The Incident of the Letter" and the study guide pages 6, 7, and 8 in class on Monday; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 51 for test tomorrow 4/13/17; IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME is due tomorrow Thursday 4/13/17; and RESUME' is due next Tuesday 4/18/17. READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said, Pictography, and Blessing In Disguise.

April 11, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for test 4/20/17; review the career page requirements and start your 6 or more bibliography cards and 100 note cards (both are due by May 1st); read Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through "The Incident of the Letter" and look over the study guide pages 6, 7, and 8; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 51 for test 4/13/17; Pictography by tomorrow; IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME by this Thursday 4/13/17; and RESUME'by next Tuesday 4/18/17. READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said and Blessing In Disguise.

April 10, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for test 4/20/17; review the career page requirements and start your bibliography and notecards; read Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through "The Incident of the Letter" and look over the study guide pages 6, 7, and 8 by Monday; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study vocabulary list 51 for test 4/13/17; Pictography by tomorrow or Wednesday; IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME by this Thursday 4/13/17; and RESUME'by next Tuesday 4/18/17. READ and write your book talk for quarter four; revise It's Been Said and Blessing In Disguise.

April 7, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for test 4/20/17; review the career page in quarter four; read Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde through "The Incident of the Letter" and look over the study guide pages 6, 7, and 8 by Monday; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study review list 51 for test 4/13/17; complete Blessing in Disguise by Monday 4/10/17; Pictography by next Tuesday or Wednesday; IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME by next Thursday 4/13/17; and RESUME'by the following Tuesday 4/18/17.
READ and write your book talk for quarter four.

April 6, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 78 for test 4/20/17; review the career page in quarter four; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study review list 51 for test 4/13/17; complete It's Been Said by tomorrow 4/7/17; Blessing in Disguise by Monday 4/10/17; Pictography by next Tuesday or Wednesday.
READ and write your book talk for quarter four.

April 5, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 77 for test tomorrow 4.6/17; take the career cruising assessments by tomorrow as well; review the career page in quarter four; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study review lists 31-50 for test tomorrow 4/6/17; if you haven't already, print out all autobiography pieces (WITHOUT YOUR NAME AND DATE, ETC.) AND JUST THE TITLE AND PIECE; complete It's Been Said by this Friday 4/7/17; Blessing in Disguise by Monday 4/10/17; Pictography by next Tuesday.
READ and write your book talk for quarter four.

April 4, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 77 for test this Thursday 4.6/17; take the career cruising assessments by Thursday; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study review lists 31-50 for test this Thursday 4/6/17; print out all autobiography pieces (WITHOUT YOUR NAME AND DATE, ETC.) AND JUST THE TITLE AND PIECE FOR WEDNESDAY; complete It's Been Said by this Friday 4/7/17; Blessing in Disguise by Monday 4/10/17; pictography by Tuesday.
READ and write your book talk for quarter four.

April 3, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 77 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 4.6/17; the rest of the research topics presented tomorrow; take the career cruising assessments by Thursday; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study review lists 31-50 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 4/6/17; print out all autobiography pieces (WITHOUT YOUR NAME AND DATE, ETC.) AND JUST THE TITLE AND PIECE FOR WEDNESDAY; complete It's Been Said by this Friday 4/7/17 and Blessing in Disguise by Monday 4/10/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four.

April 3, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 77 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 4.6/17; the rest of the research topics presented tomorrow; take the career cruising assessments by Thursday; READ and write your book review for quarter four.
7th grade:
Study review lists 31-50 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 4/6/17; print out all autobiography pieces (WITHOUT YOUR NAME AND DATE, ETC.) AND JUST THE TITLE AND PIECE FOR WEDNESDAY; complete It's Been Said by this Friday 4/7/17 and Blessing in Disguise by Monday 4/10/17; READ and write your book talk for quarter four

March 23, 2017: End of Quarter Three

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 77 for test the Thursday after break 4.6/17; research topic presented after we return from break; READ and have a restful break.
7th grade:
Study review lists 31-50 for test when we return on Thursday 4/6/17; READ for quarter four and have a restful break.

March 23, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 77 for test the week after break 4.6/17; research topic presentation is due to Ms Foughner by tomorrow; present your topic when we return from break; make sure all 42 bell ringers are in your quarter 3 bell ringer folder by tomorrow; READ.
7th grade:
Study review lists 31-50 for test when we return on Thursday 4/6/17; make sure all 42 bell ringers are in your quarter 3 bell ringer folder by tomorrow. READ!

March 22, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 76 for test tomorrow 3/23/17; research the topic your group chose for your third quarter presentation that is due to Ms Foughner by this Friday; make sure all 42 bell ringers are in your quarter 3 bell ringer folder by Friday.
7th grade:
Study List 50 for test tomorrow 3/23/17; make sure all 42 bell ringers are in your quarter 3 bell ringer folder by Friday. READ!

March 21, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 76 for test on Thursday 3/23/17; research the topic your group chose for your third quarter presentation that is due to Ms Foughner by this Friday.
7th grade:
Study List 50 for test this Thursday 3/23/17; BRING YOUR BOOK FOR YOUR BOOK TALK if you have not yet presented.
March20, 2017:
8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 76 for around the world tomorrow and test on Thursday 3/23/17; research the topic your group chose for your third quarter presentation that is due to Ms Foughner by this Friday.
7th grade:
Study List 50 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 3/23/17; BRING YOUR BOOK FOR YOUR BOOK TALK if you have not yet presented.

March 17, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 76 for next Thursday 3/23/17; begin to research the topic your group chose for your third quarter presentation;
BRING YOUR BOOK FOR YOUR BOOK PRESENTATION NEXT MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY if you have not yet presented.
7th grade:
Study List 50 for test next Thursday 3/23/17; revise all QIII writing: Personal Profile at a Glance ; Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts by Monday March 20 (final date.) BRING YOUR BOOK FOR YOUR BOOK TALK NEXT MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

March 16, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 76 for next week 3/23/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book, and write your book review by tomorrow; revise all writing by tomorrow as well; begin to research the topic your group chose for your presentation.
7th grade:
Study List 50 for test next Thursday 3/23/17; in order to become familiar with the poems we will analyze in class, read the poetry for March Madness; write/revise your quarter III book talk by tomorrow March 17, 2017; revise all QIII writing: Personal Profile at a Glance ; Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts by Monday March 20 (final date.)

March 15, 2017:

8th grade:
Study vocabulary list 76 for next week 3/23/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book, and write your book review by this Friday; revise all writing by this Friday as well.
7th grade:
Study list 49 for test tomorrow 3/16/17; in order to become familiar with the poems we will analyze in class, read the poetry for March Madness; write your quarter III book talk and revise it by the book talk final date this Friday, March 17, 2017; revise all QIII writing: Personal Profile at a Glance ; Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Partsby March 20 (final date.)

March 14, 2017:

8th grade:
Grammar test tomorrow so study all bell ringers for grammar since the beginning of the year; study vocabulary list 76 for test 3/23/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book, and write your book review; revise all writing before this Friday, March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Grammar test tomorrow so study all bell ringers for grammar since the beginning of the year; study list 49 for test 3/16/17; in order to become familiar with the poems we will analyze in class, read the poetry for March Madness; write your quarter III book talk and revise it by the book talk final date this Friday, March 17, 2017; revise all QIII writing: Personal Profile at a Glance ; Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Partsby March 20 (final date.)

March 13, 2017:

8th grade:
Grammar test on Wednesday so study all bell ringers for grammar since the beginning of the year; study vocabulary list 76 for test 3/23/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book, and write your book review; revise all writing before March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Grammar test on Wednesday so study all bell ringers for grammar since the beginning of the year; study list 49 for test 3/16/17; in order to become familiar with the poems we will analyze in class, read the poetry for March Madness; write your quarter III book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; revise all QIII writing: Personal Profile at a Glance ; Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Partsby March 20 (final date.)

March 10, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 21- the end of the book and annotate those pages on sticky notes by Monday 3/13; study vocabulary list 76 for test 3/23/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book, and write your book review; revise all writing before March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 49 for test 3/16/17; read Sonnet 130 and compare to your poem from class today; read the poetry for March Madness; write your quarter III book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; revise all QIII writing: Personal Profile at a Glance ; Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Partsby March 20 (final date.)

March 9, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 21- the end of the book and annotate those pages with sticky notes and writing by Monday 3/13; study vocabulary list 76 for test 3/23/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book, and write your book review; revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Write your Personal Profile at a Glance due tomorrow; study list 49 for test 3/16/17; read the poetry for March Madness; write your quarter III book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; revise all QIII writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Partsby March 20 (final date.)

March 8, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 21- the end of the book and annotate those pages with sticky notes and writing for Friday (3/9); study vocabulary review 75 for test tomorrow 3/9/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book, and write your book review; revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Write your Personal Profile at a Glancedue his Friday; study list 48 for test tomorrow 3/9/17; read the poetry for March Madness; write your quarter III book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter III date of March 20 revise all QIII writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

March 7, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 21- the end of the book and annotate those pages with sticky notes and writing for Friday (3/9); study vocabulary review 75 for test Thursday 3/9/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Write your Personal Profile at a glancefor this Friday; study list 48 for test this Thursday 3/9/17; read the Introduction To Poetry for March Madness; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

March 6, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 21- the end of the book and annotate those pages with sticky notes and writing for Friday (3/9); study vocabulary review 75 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 3/9/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Write your Personal Profile at a glancefor this Friday; study list 48 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 3/9/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

March 3, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 15-20 (pp 155-220) for Monday; study for vocabulary review 75 test next Thursday 3/9/17; revise your argument paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 48 for test next Thursday 3/9/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

March 2, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 11-14 for tomorrow; study for vocabulary review 75 test next Thursday 3/9/17; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 48 for test next Thursday 3/9/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the book talk final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

March 1, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 11-14 for Friday; study for vocabulary list 75 for test tomorrow 3/2/17; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 47 for test tomorrow 3/2/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 28, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 9 and 10 for tomorrow; study for vocabulary list 75 for test on Thursday 3/2/17; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Finish the The Wave study guide by tomorrow; study list 47 for test on Thursday 3/2/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 27, 2017:

8th grade:
Read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 6 through 8 for tomorrow; study for vocabulary list 75 for around the world tomorrow and test on Thursday 3/2/17; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three final date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Finish The Wave by tomorrow and we will discuss the study guide on Wednesday; study list 47 for around the world tomorrow and test on Thursday 3/2/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 23, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 75 for around the world on Tuesday and test on Thursday 3/2/17; read Warriors Don't Cry chapters 1-5 for Monday; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three final date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Finish The Wave by next Tuesday and we will discuss the study guide on Wednesday; study list 47 for around the world on Tuesday and test on Thursday 3/2/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 22, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 75 for test next Thursday 3/2/17; Warriors Don't Cry presentations finish tomorrow; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three final date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Read __The Wave__ by next Tuesday and we will discuss the study guide next Wednesday; study list 47 for test next Thursday 3/2/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 22, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 75 for test next Thursday 3/2/17; Warriors Don't Cry presentations continue tomorrow; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book , write your book review, and revise it before the final quarter three date of March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 47 for test next Thursday 3/2/17; write your quarter 3 book talk and revise it by the final date of March 17, 2017; by the final quarter 3 date of March 20, please revise all Q3 writing: Personal Musings; Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 17, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 75 for test Thursday 3/2/17; Warriors Don't Cry web quest presentations continued Wednesday; revise your argumentative paper ; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review before March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 47 for test Thursday 3/2/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk by March 17, 2017; based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 16, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 75 for test Thursday 3/2/17; Warriors Don't Cry web quest presentations continued tomorrow; revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review before March 17, 2017.
7th grade:
Personal Musings is due this Friday; study list 47 for test Thursday 3/2/17; due to unforeseen issues today, Fahrenheit 451 test will be on Friday instead; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk by March 17, 2017; based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 15, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 74 for test tomorrow 2/16; Warriors Don't Cry web quest presentations continued Friday due to the high school musical tomorrow; revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:
Personal Musings is due this Friday; study list 46 for test this Thursday 2/16/17; due to unforeseen issues today, Fahrenheit 451 test will be on Friday instead; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk; based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Mirror Image, Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 14, 2017:

8th grade:
Warriors Don't Cry web quest presentation is due tomorrow; revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; study for vocabulary list 74 for test this Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:
Fahrenheit 451 test is tomorrow; Personal Musings is due this Friday; study list 46 for test this Thursday 2/16/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk; based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 13, 2017:

8th grade:
Complete the Warriors Don't Cry webquest for this Wednesday; revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; study for vocabulary list 74 for this Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:
Fahrenheit 451 test this Wednesday; turn in your revised Mirror Image expository papertomorrow 2/14/17; Personal Musings is due this Friday; study list 46 for test next Thursday 2/16/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk; based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts.

February 10, 2017:

8th grade:
Complete the Warriors Don't Cry webquest for next Wednesday; revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; study for vocabulary list 74 for next Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:
Fahrenheit 451 test next Wednesday; complete Mirror Image expository paperby next Monday 2/13/17 (see these adjectives for suggestions); based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts; study list 46 for test next Thursday 2/16/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk.

February 9, 2017:

8th grade:
When assigned tomorrow, complete the Warriors Don't Cry webquest for next Wednesday; revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; study for vocabulary list 74 for next Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:
Read Fahrenheit 451 "Burning Bright" and complete the study guide for that part by tomorrow; complete Mirror Image expository paperby next Monday 2/13/17 (see these adjectives for suggestions); based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts; study list 46 for test next Thursday 2/16/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk.

February 8, 2017:

8th grade:
Come to class tomorrow with your name at the top of a piece of paper and your Warriors Don't Cry webquest top three choices; revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; study for vocabulary list 74 for Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:
Read Fahrenheit 451 "Burning Bright" and complete the study guide for that part by tomorrow Thursday 2/9/17; complete Mirror Image expository paperby next Monday 2/13/17 (see these adjectives for suggestions); based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts; study list 46 for test next Thursday 2/16/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk.

February 7, 2017:

8th grade:
Revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; study for vocabulary list 74 for Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:
Read Fahrenheit 451 "Burning Bright" and complete the study guide for that part by this Thursday 2/9/17; complete Mirror Image expository paperby next Monday 2/13/17 (see these adjectives for suggestions); based on your proofreading page and my comments, please revise Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts; study list 46 for test next Thursday 2/16/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk.

February 6, 2017:

8th grade:
Revise your argumentative paper when it is returned to you; study for vocabulary list 74 for Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.
7th grade:Read Fahrenheit 451 "Burning Bright" and complete the study guide for that part by this Thursday 2/9/17; complete Mirror Image exposition.pdfby next Monday 2/13/17(see these adjectives for suggestions); based on your proofreading page, please revise Family Affair and Conversation Between Body Parts; study list 46 for test next Thursday 2/16/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk.

February 3, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 74 for Thursday 2/16; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.

7th grade:

Write (due Monday 2/6/17) your Conversation Between Body Parts;please include at least three instances of this issue that has happened during your life. Be sure to tell the setting, time and place, what happened and the outcome of the issue.
Based on your proofreading page, please revise Family Affair by Monday 2/6;
study list 46 for test Thursday 2/16/17; read Fahrenheit 451 "Burning Bright" and complete the study guide for that part by next Thursday 2/9/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk.

February 2, 2017:

8th grade:
Study for vocabulary list 74 for Thursday 2/16; by next Tuesday, finish the play Inherit The Wind study guide ; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.

7th grade:

Write (due Monday 2/6/17) your Conversation Between Body Parts; when it is returned to you please revise Family Affair ; study list 46 for test Thursday 2/16/17; read Fahrenheit 451 "Burning Bright" and complete the study guide for that part by next Thursday 2/9/17; begin your quarter three book and write your book talk.

February 1, 2017:

8th grade:
Use the argumentative paper format and the proofreading from class to revise your paper by tomorrow 2/2/17;; study list 73 for test tomorrow 2/2/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide Act II sc. 1; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.

7th grade:

Write (due Monday 2/6/17) your Conversation Between Body Parts; when it is returned to you, revise Family Affair ; study list 31-45 for test tomorrow 2/2117; read Fahrenheit 451 "The Sieve and The Sand" and the study guide for that part for tomorrow 2/1/17; begin your quarter 3 book
and write your book talk.

January 31, 2017:

8th grade:
Use your argument outline and write your paper by following the argumentative paper format and rubric due Wednesday 2/1/17;then revise your paper; study list 73 for test this Thursday 2/2/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide Act II sc. 1; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.

7th grade:

Write (due Monday 2/6/17) your Conversation Between Body Parts; when it is returned to you, revise Family Affair ; study list 31-45 for test this Thursday 2/2117; read Fahrenheit 451 "The Sieve and The Sand" and the study guide for that part for tomorrow 2/1/17; begin your quarter 3 book and write your book talk.

January 30, 2017: Please view today's bell ringer video for a response tomorrow.

8th grade:
Use your argument outline and write your paper by following the argumentative paper format and rubric due Wednesday 2/1/17;then revise your paper; study list 73 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 2/2/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide Act II sc. 1; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.

7th grade:

Write (due Monday 2/6/17) your Conversation Between Body Parts; when it is returned to you, revise Family Affair ; study list 31-45 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 2/2117; read Fahrenheit 451 "The Sieve and The Sand" and the study guide for that part for Wednesday 2/1/17; begin your quarter 3 book and write your book talk.

January 27, 2017: Grammar quiz on Monday

8th grade:
Use your argument outline and write your paper by following the argumentative paper format and rubric due Tuesday 1/31;then revise your paper; study list 73 for test next Thursday 2/2/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide Act II sc. 1; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.

7th grade:

Revise Family Affair ; study list 31-45 for test next Thursday 2/2117; read Fahrenheit 451 "The Sieve and The Sand" and the study guide for that part for Tuesday 1/31/17; begin your quarter 3 book and write your book talk.

January 26, 2017:

8th grade:
Use your argument outline and write your paper by following the argumentative paper format;then revise your paper by considering the Text Structure and Signal Wordsand Fallacies; study list 73 for test next Thursday 2/2/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide Act II sc. 1; read your quarter 3 book and write your book review.

7th grade:

Complete draft of Family Affair due tomorrow 1/29; study list 31-45 for test next Thursday 2/2117; read Fahrenheit 451 p. 3-to the end of the Hearth and The Salamander and the study guide for that part; begin your quarter 3 book and write your book talk.

January 25, 2017:

8th grade:
Use your argument outline and begin your paper by following the argumentative paper format;then revise your paper by considering the Text Structure and Signal Wordsand Fallacies; study list 72 for the test tomorrow 1/26/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide; begin your quarter 3 book.

7th grade:

Complete draft of Family Affair due this Friday 1/29; study list 45 for the test tomorrow 1/26/17; read Fahrenheit 451 p. 3-to the end of the Hearth and The Salamander and the study guide for that part; begin your quarter 3 book.

January 24, 2017:

8th grade:
Work on Argument outline; study list 72 for the test this Thursday 1/26/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide; begin your quarter 3 book.

7th grade:

Complete draft of Family Affair due this Friday 1/29; study list 45 for the test this Thursday 1/26/17; read Fahrenheit 451 p. 3-to the end of the Hearth and The Salamander and the study guide for that part; begin your quarter 3 book.

January 23, 2017:

8th grade:
Complete today's bell ringer; study list 72 for the test this Thursday 1/26/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide ; begin your quarter 3 book.

7th grade:

Complete today's bell ringer; complete draft of Family Affair due this Friday 1/29; study list 45 for the test thisThursday 1/26/17; read Fahrenheit 451 p. 3-to the end of the Hearth and The Salamander and the study guide for that part by Monday 1/23; begin your quarter 3 book.

January 20, 2017:

8th grade:
Complete today's bell ringer; study list 72 for the test next Thursday 1/26/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide i; begin your quarter 3 book.

7th grade:

Study list 45 for the test next Thursday 1/26/17; read Fahrenheit 451 p. 3-to the end of the Hearth and The Salamander and the study guide for that part by Monday 1/23; begin your quarter 3 book.

January 19, 2017:

8th grade:
Complete today's bell ringer; study list 72 for the test next Thursday 1/26/17; work on Inherit The Wind study guide in class tomorrow; begin your quarter 3 book.

7th grade:

Study list 45 for the test next Thursday 1/26/17; read Fahrenheit 451 p. 3-to the end of the Hearth and The Salamander and the study guide for that part by Monday 1/23; begin your quarter 3 book.

January 18, 2017:

8th grade:
Complete today's bell ringer; study list 71 for the test tomorrow, Thursday 1/19/17; begin your quarter 3 book.

7th grade:

Study list 44 for the test tomorrow, Thursday 1/19/17; we will continue Fahrenheit 451 webquest discussions; begin your quarter 3 book.

January 13, 2017:

8th grade:
Complete today's bell ringer; if you have not yet, you will present your assigned topic for Inherit The Wind Tuesday ; study list 71 for around the world on the day we return next week and the test on next Thursday 1/19/17; begin your quarter 3 book.

7th grade:

Study list 44 for around the world on the day we return next week and test Thursday 1/19/17; work on your Fahrenheit 451 webquestfor discussions also due Tuesday; begin your quarter 3 book.

January 11, 2017:

8th grade:
If you have not yet, you will present your assigned topic tomorrow; if you have not yet, you will discuss your book review, so please bring your book tomorrow; study list 71 for test next Thursday 1/19/17.

7th grade:

Study list 43 for test tomorrow 1/12/17; work on your Fahrenheit 451
webquestfor discussions on Tuesday; if you have not yet, you will give your book talk (bring in your book) tomorrow as well.

January 10, 2017:

8th grade:
Present your assigned topic tomorrow; study list 71 for test on Thursday 1/19/17.

7th grade:Charge your new chromebook

Study list 43 for test 1/12/17; read The Lady or The Tiger and answer questions 1-15 for tomorrow; you will give your book talks tomorrow as well.

January 9, 2017:

8th grade:
Research your assigned topic to present tomorrow; study list 71 for test on Thursday 1/19/17.

7th grade:Charge your new chromebook

Study list 43 for test 1/5/17 and around the world tomorrow. You will begin to give your book talks tomorrow as well.

January 5, 2017:

8th grade:
Research your assigned topic to present by Monday; study list 71 for test on Thursday 1/19/17; revise your sonnet and found poem by this Monday 1/9/17; read Quarter 2 book for final book review due by January 9, 2017.

7th grade:Charge your new chromebook

Study list 43 for test 1/5/17; write quarter 2 book talk final due by January 9, 2017; all writing revisions are due 1/9/17 as well:
DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

January 4, 2017:

8th grade:
Finish today's bell ringer; research your assigned topic to present by Monday; study lists for review test 61-70 on Thursday 1/5/17; revise your sonnet and found poem by 1/9/17; read Quarter 2 book for final book review due by January 9, 2017.

7th grade:Charge your new chromebook

Finish today's bell ringer; study list 42 for test 1/5/17; write quarter 2 book talk final due by January 9, 2017; all writing revisions are due 1/9/17 as well:
DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

January 3, 2017:

8th grade:
Finish today's bell ringer paragraph and think about tomorrow's list as well; study lists for review test 61-70 on Thursday 1/5/17; revise your sonnet and found poem by 1/9/17; read Quarter 2 book for final book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Finish today's bell ringer paragraph and think about tomorrow's list as well; study list 42 for test 1/5/17; write quarter 2 book talk final due by January 9, 2017; all writing revisions are due 1/9/17 as well:
DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

December 16, 2016: Happy Holidays!!

8th grade:
I will be grading bell ringers during the second week of break; study list for around the world on 1/3/17 and the review test on the first Thursday when we return 1/5/17; revise your sonnet and found poem by 1/9/17; read Quarter 2 book for final book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
I will be grading bell ringers during the second week of break;
study list 42 for around the world on 1/3/17 and test 1/5/17; write quarter 2 book talk final due by January 9, 2017; all writing revisions are due 1/9/17 as well.
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

December 15, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list for around the world on 1/3/17 and the review test on the first Thursday when we return 1/5/17; revise your sonnet and found poem by 1/9/17; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 42 for around the world on 1/3/17 and test 1/5/17; write quarter 2 book talk final due by January 9, 2017; all writing revisions are due 1/9/17 as well.
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

December 14, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list for the test 70 test tomorrow 12/15/16; revise your sonnet and found poem; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 41 for a test tomorrow 12/15/15; read quarter 2 book for book talk final due by January 9, 2017.
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

December 13, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list for the test 70 test on Thursday 12/15/16; read the rest of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words by Wednesday; revise your sonnet and found poem; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 41 for a test Thursday 12/15/15; read //The Secret Life of Walter Mitty// for tomorrow; read quarter 2 book for book talk final due by January 9, 2017.
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

December 12, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list for the test 70 around the world tomorrow and test on Thursday 12/15/16; read the rest of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words by Wednesday; revise your sonnet and found poem; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 41 for around the world tomorrow and test Thursday 12/15/15; read quarter 2 book for book talk final due by January 9, 2017.
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz, Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.)

December 9, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list for the test 70 next Thursday 12/15/16; read pages 150-196 of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words for those chapters by Monday 12/12/16; revise your sonnet and found poem; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 41 for test next Thursday 12/15/15; Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.) All should be unusual rather than the first thing you think about and due Monday 12/12/16; read quarter 2 book for book talk final due by January 9, 2017.
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz;

December 8, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list for the test 70 next Thursday 12/15/16; read pages 103-149 of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words for those chapters by tomorrow 12/9/16; revise your sonnet and found poem; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 41 for test next Thursday 12/15; Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.) All should be unusual rather than the first thing you think about and due Monday 12/12/16; read quarter 2 book for book talk final talk due by January 9, 2017.
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz.

December 7, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 69 for the test tomorrow 12/8/16; read pages 103-149 of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words for those chapters by Friday 12/9/16; revise your sonnet and found poem; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study lists 31-40 for the review test tomorrow 12/8/16; Quandries (Create two sets of 10 statements for Things I Buy And Don't Know Why and Things I Don't Know But Would Like To Know and one set of 10 questions for Things I'd Ask If I Thought I'd Get An Answer.) All should be unusual rather than the first thing you think about and due Monday 12/12/16;
revise DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF, Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017.

December 6, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 69 for the test this Thursday 12/8/16; read pages 54-103 of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words for those chapter by tomorrow 12/7/16; revise your sonnet and found poem; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study lists 31-40 for the test on Thursday 12/8/16; DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF is due tomorrow12/7/16; revise Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017.

December 5, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 69 for around the world tomorrow and the test this Thursday 12/8/16; read pages 54-103 of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words for those chapter by Wednesday 12/7/16; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study lists 31-40 for around the world tomorrow and the test on Thursday 12/8/16; DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF is due this Wednesday 12/7/16; revise Chain Reaction.pdf , A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017.

December 1 and 2, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 69 for test next Thursday 12/8/16; read pages 1-53 of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words for those chapter by Monday 12/5/16; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study lists 31-40 for test next Thursday12/8/16; Chain Reaction.pdf due Monday 12/5/16; DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF is due 12/7/16; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017.

November 30, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 68 for test tomorrow 12/1/16; finish your page 57 self drawing for tomorrow as well; read pages 1-53 of Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian and learn the words for those chapter by Monday 12/5/16; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 40 for test tomorrow 12/1/16; Chain Reaction.pdf due Monday 12/5/16; DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF is due 12/7/16; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance, Family Tree and Teaching Quiz; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017.

November 29, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 68 for test Thursday 12/1/16; revise your sonnet ; finish the Sherman Alexie video and complete the journal work; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 40 for test Thursday 12/1/16; Teaching Quiz due tomorrow 11/30; Chain Reaction.pdf due Monday 12/5/16; DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF is due 12/7/16; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance and Family Tree; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017.

November 28, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 68 for test Thursday 12/1/16 (around the world tomorrow); revise your sonnet ; finish the Sherman Alexie video and complete the work from in class; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017.
7th grade:
Study list 40 for test Thursday 12/1/16 (around the world tomorrow);finish Inherit the Wind questions up through the people on the webquest; Teaching Quiz on 11/30; Chain Reaction.pdf due 12/5/16; DICTIONOGRAPHY.PDF is due 12/7/16; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance and Family Tree; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017.

November 18, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 68 for test Thursday 12/1/16; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017; have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
7th grade:
Study list 40 for test Thursday 12/1/16; complete a rough draft of Family Tree due 11/28 and Teaching Quiz on 11/30; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017; have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

November 17, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 68 for test Thursday 12/1/16; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017; if your group did not present today, be ready for your presentation tomorrow.
7th grade:
Study list 40 for test Thursday 12/1/16; read chapters 14-19 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for those chapters for tomorrow(check out Suspense Elements for chapters 16 and 17); complete a rough draft of Family Tree due 11/28 and Teaching Quiz on 11/30; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017

November 16, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 67 for test tomorrow 11/17; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017; if your group did not present today, be ready for your presentation on Friday.
7th grade:
Study list 39 for test tomorrow 11/17; read chapters 14-19 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for those chapters for Friday(check out suspense powerpoint:Suspense Elements for chapters 16 and 17); complete a rough draft of Family Tree due 11/28 and Teaching Quiz on 11/30; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; ; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 201

November 15, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 67 for test this Thursday 11/17; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017; start rereading your lines in your scenes and bring props and costumes tomorrow for presentation.
7th grade:
Read chapters 11, 12, 13 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for those chapters for tomorrow; complete a rough draft of Family Tree due 11/28 and Teaching Quiz on 11/30; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; study list 39 for test next Thursday 11/17; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017

November 14, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 67 for test this Thursday 11/17; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017; start rereading your lines in your scenes and bring props and costumes on Wednesday.
7th grade:
Read chapters 10 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for those chapters for tomorrow; complete a rough draft of Family Tree due 11/28 and Teaching Quiz on 11/30; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; study list 39 for test next Thursday 11/17; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017

November 10, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 67 for test next Thursday 11/17; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review due by January 9, 2017; start rereading your lines in your scenes.
7th grade:
Read chapters 8 and 9 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for those chapters for Monday; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; study list 39 for test next Thursday 11/17; read quarter 2 book for book talk due by January 9, 2017

November 9, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66for test tomorrow 11/10; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review; start rereading your lines in your scenes.
7th grade:
Read chapters 8 and 9 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for those chapters for Monday; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; study list 38 for test tomorrow 11/10; read quarter 2 book for book talk.

November 8, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66for test on Thursday 11/10; revise your sonnet ; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapters 6 and 7 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for those chapters for tomorrow; revise A Case That Suits Me, Postcard From The Edge, and I Make my Entrance ; study list 38 for test Thursday 11/10; read quarter 2 book for book talk.

November 7, 2016:

8th grade
Study list 66for around the world on Tuesday and test on Thursday 11/10; complete your sonnet for Tuesday; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapterS 6 and 7 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for that chapter for Wednesday; complete I Make my Entrance for Monday; study list 38 for around the world on Tuesday and test Thursday 11/10; read quarter 2 book for book talk.

November 4, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66for around the world on Tuesday and test on Thursday 11/10; complete your sonnet for Tuesday; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapter 5 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for that chapter by Monday; complete I Make my Entrance for Monday; study list 38 for around the world on Tuesday and test Thursday 11/10; read quarter 2 book for book talk.

November 3, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66for test on Thursday 11/10; complete Act 3 word trace for tomorrow; revise your found poem for tomorrow; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapter 4 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for that chapter by tomorrow; complete I Make my Entrance for Monday; study list 38 for test Thursday 11/10; bring picture and paragraphs for "Case That Suits Me" by tomorrow; read quarter 2 book for book talk.

November 2, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66 for test on Thursday 11/10; review the Scottish Play if necessary and continue tracing your word for Act 3 due tomorrow; complete your found poem for tomorrow; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapter 4 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for that chapter by Friday; study list 37 for test tomorrow 11/3; bring picture and paragraphs for "Case That Suits Me" by Friday; read quarter 2 book for book talk.

November 1, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66 for test on Thursday 11/10; review the Scottish Play if necessary and continue tracing your word for Act 3; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapter 3 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for chapter for Wednesday; study list 37 for test this Thursday 11/3; bring picture for "Case That Suits Me"; bring completed picture, title, and caption for "Postcard From the Edge" tomorrow; read quarter 2 book for book talk.

October 31, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66 for test on Thursday 11/10; review the Scottish Play if necessary and continue tracing your word for Act 3; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapter 2 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for chapter 2 for Tuesday; study list 37 for around the world tomorrow and test this Thursday 11/3; bring your symbolic items or a picture of them to class tomorrow for "Case That Suits Me"; picture for "Postcard From the Edge" paper clipped to the typed sheet is due tomorrow; read quarter 2 book talk.

End of quarter 1

October 28, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66 for test on Thursday 11/10; review the Scottish Play if necessary and then finish tracing your word for Acts I and 2 due Monday; read Quarter 2 book for book review.
7th grade:
Read chapter 1 of Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes and complete study guide for chapter 1 for Monday; study list 37 for next Thursday 11/3; bring your symbolic items or a picture of them to class on Tuesday for "Case That Suits Me"; picture for "Postcard From the Edge" is due Monday; read quarter 2 book talk.

I WILL GRADE BELL RINGERS THIS WEEK.(between 9/26-10/20 there are 14-do not count BOY)

October 27, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 66 for test on Thursday 11/10; review the Scottish Play if necessary and then trace your word for Acts I and 2.
7th grade:
Study list 37 for next Thursday 11/3; read quarter 2 book.

October 25, 2016:

8th grade:
Study lists 61-65 for a review test tomorrow 10/27/16; complete bell ringer from today if you have not; review the Scottish Play if necessary and then trace your word for Act I.
7th grade:
Study list 36 for test for tomorrow (10/27/16); finish Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes research presentations tomorrow after the test.

October 24, 2016:

8th grade:
Study lists 61-65 for a review test for this Thursday 10/27/16 and around the world tomorrow.
7th grade:
Study list 36 for test for this Thursday (10/27/16) and around the world tomorrow; Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes research topic due Wednesday 10/26/16.)

October 21, 2016:

8th grade:
Study lists 61-65 for a review test next Thursday 10/27/16; complete ShakespeareWebquest by Monday (10/24/16.)
7th grade:
Study list 36 for test next Thursday (10/27/16); book talks are due Monday (October 24, 2016); Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes jfoughner/research topic due Tuesday 10/25/16.)

October 20, 2016:

8th grade:
Study lists 61-65 for a review test next Thursday 10/27/16; book review is due tomorrow; complete ShakespeareWebquest by Monday (10/24/16.)
7th grade:
Study list 36 for test next Thursday (10/27/16); They Cage Animals final project due tomorrow October 21, 2016; all writing revisions due tomorrow as well; book talks are due Monday (October 24, 2016); Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes rjfoughner/researchtopics|esearch topic due Tuesday 10/25/16.)

October 19, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 65 for test tomorrow 10/20/16; complete ShakespeareWebquest by Monday (10/24/16); read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by this Friday October 21.)
7th grade:
Study lists 31-35 for review test tomorrow(10/20/16); work on your Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes rjfoughner/researchtopics|esearch topic due Monday 10/24/16); work on They Cage Animals final project due Friday October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 18, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 65 for test on 10/20/16 ; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by Friday October 21.)
7th grade:
Study lists 31-35 for review test (10/20/16); work on your Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes research topic; work on They Cage Animals final project due Friday October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 17, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 65 for test on 10/20/16 and around the world tomorrow; complete the anticipation Guidefor the Scottish Play; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by Friday October 21.)
7th grade:
Study lists 31-35 for review test (10/20/16)and around the world tomorrow; work on your Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes research topic; work on They Cage Animals final project due Friday October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 14, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 65 for test on 10/20/16; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by Friday October 21.)
7th grade:
If you did not think you did well on the preposition quiz today, memorize the preposition song for a retake on Monday; study lists 31-35 for review test (10/20/16); work on They Cage Animals final project due Friday October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 13, 2016:

8th grade:
If you did not do so in class, finish reading The Problem of Cell 13 tonight at home and complete the questions 1-15 in class tomorrow; study list 65 for test on 10/20/16; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.) Those who need to retake the preposition quiz must do so by tomorrow.
7th grade:
Memorize preposition song for a test tomorrow; finish reading and taking notes on the bullying articles for tomorrow as well; study lists 31-35 for review test (10/20/16); work on They Cage Animals final project due October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 7, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 65 for test on 10/20/16; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study lists 31-35 for review test (10/20/16); memorize preposition song for a test on October 14, 2016; work on They Cage Animals final project due October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 6, 2016:

8th grade:
Memorize preposition song for a test tomorrow (October 7); study list 65 for test on 10/20/16; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study lists 31-35 for review test (10/20/16); memorize preposition song for a test on October 14, 2016; work on They Cage Animals final project due October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 5, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 64 for test tomorrow (10/6/16); memorize preposition song for a test on Friday (October 7); read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 35 for test tomorrow (10/6/16); memorize preposition song for a test on October 14, 2016; work on They Cage Animals final project due October 21, 2016; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24 The rubric for the book talk should help.)

October 4, 2016:

8th grade:
Finish reading part I of "Metamorphosis" by Kafka for tomorrow;
study list 64 for test this Thursday (10/6/16) (there will not be a test the week of Yom Kippur); read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 35 for test Thursday (10/6/16); read They Cage Animals chapters 13 through 15 for tomorrow; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," ABC anecdote, What A Character, and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily, revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 30, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 64 for test next Thursday (10/6/16) and next Tuesday is around the world (there will not be a test the week of Yom Kippur); read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and revise your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 35 for test Thursday (10/6/16) and next Tuesday for around the world; read They Cage Animals chapters 9 through 12 for Tuesday; revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 29, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 64 for test next Thursday (10/6/16); finish trial tomorrow; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 35 for test Thursday (10/6/16); read They Cage Animals chapters 5 through 8 for tomorrow; What A Character is due tomorrow (9/30); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 28, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test tomorrow; trial tomorrow; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 34 for test tomorrow; read They Cage Animals chapters 4 and 5 for tomorrow too; What A Character Directions is due this Friday (9/30); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 27, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); for those who are attorneys and witnesses, study and write up your parts; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 34 for test (9/29/16); read They Cage Animals chapters 2 and 3for tomorrow too; ABC anecdote is due tomorrow (9/28/16); What A Character Directions is due this Friday (9/30); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 26, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for around the world tomorrow and test (9/29/16); watch 30 minutes of the debate and look for rhetorical devices; read independent book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 34 for around the world tomorrow and test (9/29/16); read They Cage Animals chapter 1 for tomorrow too; ABC anecdote is due Wednesday (9/28/16); What A CharacterPDF Directions is due this Friday (9/30); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 23, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
I will be grading the bell ringers from 9/12-9/23 on Sunday.
7th grade:
Study list 34 (9/29/16); ABC anecdote is due next Wednesday (9/28/16); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,revise your book talk (final draft due by October 24.) The rubric for the book talk should help.
I will be grading the bell ringers from 9/12-9/23 on Sunday.

September 22, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
I will be grading the bell ringers from 9/12-9/23 over the weekend.
7th grade:
Study list 34 (9/29/16); review the poetic terms we discussed in class; ABC anecdote is due next Wednesday (9/28/16); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,-write your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.) The rubric for the book talk should help.
I will be grading the bell ringers from 9/12-9/23 over the weekend.

September 21, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 33 for the test tomorrow (9/22/16); review the poetic terms we discussed in class today; ABC anecdote is due next Wednesday (9/28/16); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,-write your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 20, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); study for Animal Farm quiz on tomorrow; read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 33 for the test on Thursday (9/22/16); revise I'm So Vain, "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read and bring reading book to class daily,-write your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 19, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); finish reading Animal Farm for a quiz on Wednesday; read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 33 for around the world tomorrow and the test on Thursday (9/22/16); read "Seven Floors" for tomorrow; write the six-line poem I'm So Vain for tomorrow if you haven't already (9/20/16); copy someone's grammar notes from class today; revise "Ten Stresses," "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's;" read, bring reading book to class daily, and write your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 16, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); finish reading Animal Farm by Monday(finish the study guide chapters 1-3 as well if you did not in class); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 33 for test (9/22/16); write the six-line poem I'm So Vain for Tuesday (9/20/16); revise "Ten Stresses,", "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's"; read, bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.) The rubric for the book talk should help.

September 15, 2016:

8th grade:
Study list 63 for test (9/29/16); read chapter 3 of Animal Farm by tomorrow and complete in class the study guide; read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 33 for test (9/22/16); revise "Ten Stresses,", "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's"; read, bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)
September 14, 2016:
8th grade:
Study list 62 for test tomorrow (9/15/16); read chapter 3 of Animal Farm by tomorrow and complete in class the study guide; bring in tomorrow your rough copy (two stanzas (8 lines in each) of If by Rudyard Kipling; view the grammar presentation and come to class with questions; read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
We will finish the questions for //The Most Dangerous Game// in class tomorrow; study list 32for test tomorrow (9/815/16); revise "Ten Stresses,", "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's"; read, bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)

September 13, 2016:
8th grade:
Study list 62 for test on (9/14/16); read the first two chapters of Animal Farm by tomorrow; bring in tomorrow your rough copy (two stanzas (8 lines in each) of If by Rudyard Kipling; view the grammar presentation and come to class with questions; if you have not already turned in your TWEET, do so by tomorrow; read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
We will finish the questions for //The Most Dangerous Game// in class tomorrow; study list 32for test Thursday (9/815/16) if you have not already done so, complete your TWEET from today, revise "Ten Stresses,", "I Am," "My Name," and "Hello It's"; read, bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)

September 12, 2016:
8th grade:
Study list 62 for test on (9/14/16) around the world is tomorrow; bring in tomorrow your rough copy (two stanzas (8 lines in each) of If by Rudyard Kipling; view the grammar presentation and come to class with questions; read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and work on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Finish reading //The Most Dangerous Game// if you did not do so in class today; study list 32for test Thursday (9/815/16) around the world tomorrow; if you have not already done so, revise "I Am" ,"My Name", and "Hello It's"; read and bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)
September 9, 2016:
8th grade:
Present your Russian Revolution topic presentation(see Grading Rubric for Power Point) Monday (9/12/16); study list 62 for test on (9/14/16); view the grammar presentation by Monday and come to class with questions;
read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and start on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 32for test next Thursday (9/815/16); write "Ten Stresses" due Monday (9/12); if you have not already, revise "I Am" ,"My Name", and "Hello It's"; read and bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)
September 8, 2016:
8th grade:
Complete and revise your Russian Revolution topic presentation(see Grading Rubric for Power Point) by tomorrow (9/9/16); study list 62 for test on (9/14/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and start on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 32for test next Thursday (9/815/16); revise "Ten Stresses" due Monday (9/12); if you have not already, revise "I Am" ,"My Name", and "Hello It's"; read and bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)

September 7, 2016:
8th grade:
Research and complete your Russian Revolution topic presentation due tomorrow (9/8/16); study list 62 for test on (9/14/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and start on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 31 for test tomorrow (9/8/16); "My Name" is due if you have not turned it in; begin "Ten Stresses" due Monday (9/12); if you have not already, revise "I Am" and "Hello It's"; read and bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)
September 6, 2016:
8th grade:
Read The Invisible Manfor tomorrow; research your Russian Revolution topic and complete your project by Thursday (9/8/16); study list 62 for test on (9/14/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and start on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Read for tomorrow Runaway Rig; study list 31 for test next Thursday (9/8/16); "My Name" is due tomorrow (September 7); if you have not already, revise "I Am" and "Hello It's"; read and bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)
September 2, 2016:
8th grade:
Research your Russian Revolution topic and complete your project by Thursday (9/8/16); study list 62 for test on (9/14/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and start on your book review for the quarter (due by October 21.)
7th grade:
Study list 31 for test next Thursday (9/8/16); "My Name" is due Wednesday (September 7); if you have not already, revise "I Am" and "Hello It's";
read and bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk (rough draft due to me by September 23.)
September 1, 2016:
8th grade:
Study list 62 for test on (9/14/16); read book (study diction,) bring book to class, and start on your book review for the quarter.
7th grade:
Study list 31 for test next Thursday (9/8/16); read,bring reading book to class daily, and start on your book talk.
"My Name" is due in a week (September 7)
MY NAME EXAMPLE FROM SANDRA CISNEROS (THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET.) PAGE 1 AND PAGE 2
Keep in mind the pattern: 1st paragraph: meaning of name in two languages then associate how you feel about the meanings in color, sound, item and feeling. 2nd paragraph: associate the meaning to a person you may be named after or the Chinese New Year symbol or an astrological element. 3rd paragraph: any other family members who are an example of the meaning. 4th paragraph finish the story of those family members and how you associate your name with them. 5th paragraph: how does your name feel on your tongue now? 6th paragraph: final thoughts on your name and if you could be renamed what would that be and why?
August 31, 2016:
8th grade:
Study list 61 for test tomorrow (9/1/16); bring your earbuds or earphones to class tomorrow; read book (study diction) and bring book to class.
7th grade:
Please bring your earphones or earbuds to class tomorrow.
"My Name" is due in a week (September 7); study list 31 for test next Thursday (9/8/16); read and bring reading book to class daily.

August 30, 2016:
8th grade:
Study list 61 for test Thursday (9/1/16); read book (study diction) and bring book to class.
7th grade:
"I Am" due on tomorrow; "My Name" is due in a week (September 7); study list 31 for test next Thursday (9/8/16); read and bring reading book to class daily.
August 29, 2016:
8th grade:
Study list 61 for test Thursday (9/1/16); read book and bring to class.
7th grade:
"Hello It's" is due tomorrow; I Am due on Wednesday; study list 31 for test next Thursday (9/8/16); read and bring reading book to class daily.
August 26, 2016:
8th grade: Complete profile and bring a book quote that is meaningful to you by Monday; study list 61 for test Thursday (9/1/16); read book and bring to class.
7th grade: Complete beginning of the year survey by Monday; finish symbolic face for Monday as well;
August 25, 2016:
8th grade: Complete beginning of the year survey for tomorrow; study list 61 for test next Thursday (9/1/16); bring a reading book to class or choose one in class for tomorrow.
7th grade: Complete beginning of the year survey by Monday; study list 31for test Thursday (9/11/16); bring a reading book to class or choose one in class for tomorrow.
August 24, 2016:
Please bring all supplies by tomorrow (August 25)
8th grade: several pencils, blue/black and red pens in a pouch; accordion folder OR binder for notes and handouts (with loose-leaf, college lined paper); independent reading book;
a 1" three-ring binder for end-of-year portfolio (bring only on the first days of class to keep in the classroom)
several multi-colored 3 X 5 inch note cards (keep in your locker for the career research paper); sticky notes; colored pens/pencils and highlighters.
7th grade:
Pencils, blue or black and red pens; chrome book; multicolored pencils and glue (first week of school); independent reading book; loose-leaf, college-ruled paper in either a three-ring notebook for papers or an accordion folder, and a smile daily.
Bring composition notebook (to leave in classroom); three-ring 1" autobiography notebook with plastic front cover sleeve to leave in the classroom; sticky notes (leave in locker.)
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