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In my class I use technology to enhance learning. Students use google products as well as teacher created interactive notebooks to engage learners. In my class I try to incorporate STEAM projects and truly enjoy learning from my students. In Social Studies I will be focusing on the Eastern Hemisphere (6th) and US History (7th & 8th). In ELA, I will be using Engage NY Modules that are linked to CCLS, utilizing academic and culturally diverse readings. I also focus on writing throughout all content areas with an emphasis on writing across the genres of Narrative, Informative and Persuasive writing.


Week of 10/14-10/18

Tuesday 10/15:  8th:  Published Narrative Due Clean Copy with your draft stapled to the back.  There should be no errors in this copy.  Please either type or use blue or black pen only to publish.

Monday 10/21:  6th Spelling, Vocab, Grammar U2, set B

Tuesday 10/22:  7th Religion Saint Project Due–will be given Monday

Monday 10/28:  6th Grade Social Studies Project Due on region (Students will be given information this week)

Announcements:  School Closed October 14, Monday for Columbus Day.  8th Grade Published Narrative “Spooky” Due Tuesday, Bring #2 pencils for the Terra Nova Testing Tuesday-Friday

Monday 10/15:

All classes, no homework.  If you have a project you are working on for my class, please continue.

Tuesday 10/16:

All classes, no homework.

Wednesday 10/17:

Please continue to work on your Saint Projects in 7th Grade:  They are due 10/22.  A paper went home today to 7th grade ladies, please sign if you choose to opt out and give to me no later than Monday.  Other papers went home today to some students, please check your folders. Gym uniforms tomorrow, $1 ice cream.  Permission slips for the trip are due tomorrow along with the $10 fee.  Thank you.


Week of 10/7-10/11

Test Schedule:

Tuesday 10/8:  8th ELA:  Part II of Inside Out Quiz

Wednesday 10/9:  6th ELA:  Chapters 1-5 Test on Light Thief

Thursday 10/10:  7th Religion:  Chapter 3 test, 6th Latitude/Longitude Test

Friday 10/11:  6/8–Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar U2 Test, 6th Grade will only have the Spelling/vocab from Set A

Tuesday 10/15:  8th:  Published Narrative Due Clean Copy with your draft stapled to the back.  There should be no errors in this copy.  Please either type or use blue or black pen only to publish.

Monday 10/21:  6th Spelling, Vocab, Grammar U2, set B

Tuesday 10/22:  7th Religion Saint Project Due–will be given Monday

Monday 10/28:  6th Grade Social Studies Project Due on region (Students will be given information this week)

Announcements: Projects went home for 6th SS/7th Religion Today;  Friday $1 Pink Dress Down, Please check Option C for any missing work, Monday 10/14 School Closed for Columbus Day, Week of 10/15-10/18 Students will be taking the Terra Nova Exams:  Please make sure your child is well rested and has a good breakfast.  8th Grade Part II Quiz posted on 10/9, 6th ELA Ch 1-5 Test Posted 10/9 in Option C, Progress Reports will be going home October 18th

Thursday 10/10:

6th ELA:  1.  (TBG) Progress Book pages 39-41 started in class on Loose Leaf paper, 2.  Study Unit 2 Set A words for vocab, spelling and grammar test tomorrow, 3.  Work on your Narrative Draft.

6th SS:  What country in your region are you interested in and why?  What would you like to know about it?

7th Religion:  Study, re-read Chapter 4 notes in google classroom, work on your Saint Project which is due October 22, $1 Pink dress down tomorrow but wear sneakers.

8th ELA:  1.  TBG pgs 39-41 Progress on Loose Leaf, started in class.  2.  Spelling/Grammar/Vocab Test tomorrow, 3.  Published writing due 10/15

Wednesday 10/9:

6th ELA:  1. Progress Book Pages 34-35 (cite evidence, comp check and question on page 35), 2.  Vocabulary page 33

6th SS:  Latitude and Longitude Test tomorrow, study

7th Religion:  Work on your All Saint’s Day Project Due 10/22; and study for Chapter 3 test tomorrow., Chapter 4 in class assessment Friday

8th ELA:  1.  Progress Pg 34-35 do all evidence sections, comprehension check and questions on pg 35, 2.  Work on publishing your writing which is due 10/15 must be printed in pen or typed and submitted.  3.  Study for vocabulary, spelling, grammar test on Friday Unit 2

Tuesday 10/8:

6th ELA:  Progress Book pgs 26-27, Vocab pg 31

6th SS:  Textbook pg 11, Q 1,3,4

7th Religion:  Decorate the leaf and write what you are grateful for and cut it out.  Name must be on the back.  Turn in tomorrow.  Work on your project, study for chapter 3 ad 4 test

8th ELA:  Progress Book pages 20-27 (comprehension check questions, cite evidence questions and all questions on pg 25 and 27) Complete your narrative draft.

Monday 10/7:

6th ELA:  1.  Progress Book read pages  18-19, questions pg 19 in your Progress Book (comp check questions, cite evidence and questions)   2.  Vocab  Set B words, write in your notebook the definition and part of speech for all 10 words.  3.  Study for Part A test  4.  Study for Light Thief Test Ch 1-5 Wednesday

6th SS: Test on Thursday, Study.   Latitude and Longitude use your map in your textbook: TBG on Loose Leaf:   Find the continent/ocean for each of the following: 

  1.  40N, 80 W 2.   50 N, 0   3.   40N, 120E   4.   40S, 150E   5.  30S, 20E   6.  15S, 47W   7.  20N, 100W

7th Religion:  TBG pg 39, Chapter 3;  Test on Chapter 3 on Thursday please study.  All Saint’s Day project went home today.  Please read over the requirements.  

8th ELA:  1.  Progress Book Read pgs 18-19, answer all questions on pg 19 in your book  2.  Vocab pg 34  3.  Study for Vocab/Spelling Grammar Test Friday/  In and Out quiz tomorrow  4. Published Narrative due Tuesday 10/15


Week of 9/30-10/4

Test Schedule:

Monday 9/30:  6th Grade ELA Mid Unit Assessment CH 4, 

Tuesday 10/1:  8th Grade Reading Comprehension Test, 7th Birth Order Project Due

Thursday 10/3:  7th Grade Chapter 2 Religion

Thursday 10/3:  8th Part I of Inside and Out Again Test

Wednesday 10/9:  6th:  Chapters 1-5 of Lightning Thief

Tuesday 10/8: 8th:  Part II of “In/Out” Quiz

Thursday 10/10:  6th Latitude and Longitude Quiz:  Find absolute locations and relative locations, define latitude and longitude, prime meridian, equator, know the seven continents and oceans to identify where absolute location is pointing to, why is absolute location meaningful or helpful

Thursday 10/10:  Chapter 3 Religion

Friday 10/11: 6th/8th: Spelling / Vocab / Grammar Unit 2

Announcements: Candy money is due today, please send it in as soon as possible, First Friday Mass on Friday and 12 PM Dismissal-7th Grade leading the mass, 7th FRIDAY FULL UNIFORM 

Thursday 10/3:

7th Religion:  W/S on Holy Trinity, Study for Ch 3 test next Thursday

8th ELA:  vocab pg 31/32

6th ELA:  1.  Vocab Pg 29 TBG, Chapter 5 question on google classroom

6th SS:  Lat/Longitude Sheet letters K-T

Wednesday 10/2:

7th Religion:  Ch 2 test Thursday, Ch 3 Test 10/10, Finis copying notes on google classroom (symbols and guided notes for Chapter 3 if you did not finish in class)

8th ELA:  Reading Comp TBG Due tomorrow on Looseleaf, Vocab Pg 29, Sentences Part B 1-10 Subordinate/Main clause sentences, In/Out Test Tomorrow, Next Tuesday Part II Quiz

6th ELA:  Reading Summary Chapter 5, Vocab pg 28

6th SS:  In notebook, find 4 latitudes and longitudes for Asia using your textbook or any map.  

Tuesday 10/1:

8th ELA:  1.  Vocab P 28 2.  Sentences using subordinate and main clause from vocabulary U2, Set A #6-10, 3.  Reading TBG QUIZ Benchmark pages 24-31 Due Thursday

Monday 9.30:

7th Religion:  Birth Order Project Due Tomorrow, Pg 29 completed for TBG (started in class), Thursday 10/3 Chapter 2 test..notes in google classroom

8th ELA:  1.  Read:  3 direct, 3 indirect characterization of Ha.  2  Vocab pg 27

6th ELA:  1.  Read 20 minutes write the gist.  Who is the hero?  Why?  2.  Vocab pg 27.

6th SS:  Study for latitude and longitude quiz on 10/10 


Week of 9/23-9/27

Announcements:  Friday is gym please wear full uniform.  Candy Money is due 9/30.

Test Schedule:

  Tuesday 9/29:  6th ELA Mid Unit Assessment,

Wed 9/25:  6/8 Grammar,

Thursday 9/26:  6th SS Quiz

 Friday 9/27:  6th Spelling Set B and Sight Words/8th Vocabulary Test Unit 1,

Tuesday 10/1:  7th Religion:  Birth Order Project Due,

Wed 10/2: 7th Chapter 2 Religion Test

Thursday 9/26:

6th ELA:  Spelling Test tomorrow,  

  1. Read independent 20 minutes
  2. TBG:  Quote Analysis:  Chapter 4: “The less you knew, the fewer monsters you’d attract,…We put Mist over the humans’ eyes.  We hoped you’d think the Kindly One was a hallucination. But it was no good. You started to realize who you are.”    Identify who said it and analyze the quote. (1 paragraph)

6th SS:  Latitude and Longitude Sheet TBG due tomorrow

7th Religion: Welcome letters due tomorrow, work on Birth Order Project due Tuesday, Religion test Ch 2 on Wednesday

8th ELA:  Grammar grades posted, Benchmark pages 14-16, study for vocab test tomorrow Unit 1 set A/B, Reading:  1 paragraph TBG on EQ:  How do critical incidents reveal character in Inside Out and Back Again?  Focus, 3 evidence, 3 supporting/explain evidence, conclusion

Wednesday 9/25:

7th Religion:  First Friday mass will be led by 7th grade on October 4th.  Students will research tonight St. Francis on and write a welcome letter on looseleaf that will be collected Friday.  This is about a paragraph and we went over the structure in class.  They should continue to work on their writing for their birth order projects.

8th ELA: 1.  Grammar given in class.  Take 5 set a and 5 set b words.  Write a sentence with a set a and set b word together.  5 sentences  2. “In/Out Summary and last of reading Part I. 3.  Benchmark Pages  11-13 in the book.

6th SS:  test tomorrow on 5 themes

6th ELA:    Grammar given in class.  Write 10 sentences from our spelling list this week.  Reading Light Thief Ch 4 Questions 1-4

Tuesday 9/24:

7th Religion:  What is your birth order?  State 2-3 traits that you share in common with your birth order personality chart.  Give examples of each.  Are there any personality traits that you have in common with different birth order.  What are they?

6th ELA:  1.  Grammar W/S TBG, 2.  Quote Analysis:  Chapter 3 “I wish he could see you Percy.  He would be so proud.”  

8th ELA:  1.  Grammar W/S:  Take 5 vocabulary words from Set A and Set B and write 5 sentences that combine words in Set A and Set B, 2.   Reading benchmark pgs 6-10 TBG

6th SS:  Study for test on Thursday, complete the absolute location sheet, only continent not country name if you did not complete in class.  To be collected.


Monday 9/23:

6th ELA:  Spelling words high frequency words/Unit 1 Set B Vocabulary:  sea, wrote, again, carry, wait, each, feel, always, first, ask, apparel, denounce, expressly, forsake, inept, instantaneous, libel, misgiving, repast

  1.  Grammar:  Punctuate sentences W/S.  2.  Reading:  Quote Analysis Chapter 1:  “But if you recognize yourself in these pages, if you feel something stirring inside, stop reading immediately.  You might be one of us and once you that its’ only a matter of time before they sense it too and they’ll come for you.”  Identify who said it, paraphrase the quote in 1-2 sentences, Analyze the quote in 1 paragraph (about 8 sentences)

6th SS:  Study for Quiz on five themes, maps, etc; Latitude and Longitude W/S.  Review for five themes quiz on Wednesday:  general purpose map what is it and examples, thematic map what is it and examples, population map, climate map, political map, road map, physical map, what is a map scale and legend and what would you find on it?  Define latitude and longitude, 5 themes of geography what are they and what do they mean?

7th Religion:  Read the article “First, Middle, Last, How it Matters” and answer the following questions:  1.  In what ways does your birth order affect you?  2.  Do you believe a person’s birth order can impact their personality?  Use evidence to support.  This should be about 4 sentences.

8th ELA: 1.  Grammar:  Punctuate sentences W/S (TBG), 2.  Study for vocabulary test Friday, 3.  Reading:  Quick Write Number 4 TBG


Week of Monday 9/16-9/20

Announcements:  Please bring in a pleasure this week.  Headphones should be in your child’s backpack each day.  Pasta Night is Friday for those who are still interested.  Please bring in supplies if you have not already and thank you to those who have.  Please check the test schedule.  6th Grade ELA/SS:  Homework grades for TBG assignments posted in Option C 9/14.  Candy forms went home, please make sure you bring in your request form.  8th Grade TBG assignment posted in Option C 9/14.  Posted 7th Grade TBG Homework 9/17.

  1.  Friday $1 Dress Down Orange

Test Schedule:

6th SS:  Map Continents and Oceans Quiz 9-20, 8th Spelling A/B 9-18, 6th Spelling A 9-18, Religion Ch 1 9-19

7th Grade Religion:Thursday 9/19 Chapter 1 Religion, TBG Homework posted on Google Classroom in Religion Class page due by 8 AM tomorrow,

8th ELA:  Quick Write  Section 4 on looseleaf–Read page 13 in the packet answer the Quick Write with Ha in mind.

Friday 9/20:

6/8th Grammar Test Wednesday 9/25

6th SS:  Quiz on Five these of geography, types of maps, scales, global grid, all that we discussed Thursday 9/26

6th ELA:  Spelling test Friday 9/27 Set B and 10 Sight Words

8th ELA:  Vocabulary Test Unit 1 Set A/B Friday 9/27

Thursday 9/19:

6th ELA:  Read for 20 minutes your pleasure reader.  What is the mood of your story and how do you know?  Write a 1 paragraph response.

6th SS:  Study for continents and ocean quiz tomorrow, Homework Map Analysis graphic organizer only the DETAIL section.  It is ok if you can’t see the color just tell me what it shows.

7th Religion:  Wear sneakers tomorrow and there is a $1 Orange Dress Down 

Wednesday 9/18:

6th ELA:  Read 20 minutes and compare/contrast 1 of your characters to “Smelly Gabe”

6th SS:  Study for map quiz, complete chart;  Map Scales W/S

7th Religion:  Study review notes and chapter notes, test tomorrow on Chapter 1

8th ELA:  1.  Vocab pg 23, 2.  Reading:  Read Vietnam Wars Sections 1-3 and complete #’s 1-6 on page 14-15 of handout.


Tuesday 9/17:

6th ELA:  1.  Chapter 2 questions from Lightning Thief, study for Spelling test tomorrow Unit 1, Set A., 2.  Vocabulary TBG page 17

6th SS:  Study for Map and Continent Test

7th Religion:  Study for test on Thursday Chapter 1, Study Ch 1 Notes given in class.

8th ELA: 1.  Reading: “Inside Out and Back Again” read pages 12-18.  Explian Ha’s current situation and she handles it based on pages 12-18.  Include her character trait in your response (TBG, 1 paragraph) 2.  Grammar: Homework TBG on google classroom or the link below:


Monday 9/16:

6th ELA:  Study Set A words Unit 1 for Spelling Quiz Wednesday 9/18  1.  Grammar     2.  ELA:  read your pleasure reader for 20 minutes.  Response in your notebook.  What do you know about your character?  Do you like him?  Why or why not?

6th SS:  Study your continents and oceans map for quiz Friday, Answer in your social studies notebook:  What continents and / or oceans are North, South, East and West of Africa?

7th Religion:  Study your Religion Test Friday 9/19.  TBG Assignment on page   

8th ELA:   Study Set A/B words Unit 1 for Spelling Quiz Wednesday 9/18     1.  Vocabulary pg 22      2.  ELA:  Read for 20 minutes pleasure reader, fiction.  Name your character and his character traits.  Tell me what you like or dislike about him based on his trait.  Why?  5-8 sentences.


Week of Monday 9/9-9/13


  1. 6th/8th Grade:  Grades were posted for summer homework.  Please check Option C for your grades.
  2. 7th:  Please continue to cover your textbooks and folders by Friday 9.13;  return all papers that have not been sent in;  I am awaiting the answers to the questions that we discussed at parent orientation and I will email everyone when I have the answers.
  3. All Grades:  We will begin having homework this week, including TBG assignments.
  4. 7th Grade:  TBG Homework grades posted in Option C, email went home on 9-11 about the questions posed at orientation
  5. 8th Grade:  TBG Homework for grammar was posted in Option C on 9-11
  6. 6th Grade:  Posted ELA grades for Capitalization HW 9-12

Test Schedule:  Students in 6th / 8th Grade will be tested on their reading levels this week and next week; we will also have writing assessments and vocabulary/grammar assessments but they will not be graded in Option C.  These tests are to help me learn more about your child.  Thank you.

6th SS:  Map Continents and Oceans Quiz 9-20, 8th Spelling A/B 9-18, 6th Spelling A 9-18, Religion Ch 1 9-19

7th Grade Religion:Thursday 9/19 Chapter 1 Religion

Vocabulary/Spelling Words:

6th Grade:  Unit 1, Set A:  besiege, compress, dispatch, douse, famished, gainful, ingenious, irk, oaf, recede

8th Grade:  Unit 1, Set A/B:  bonanza, churlish, collaborate, excerpt, grope, jostle, laggard, plaudits, revert, vigil, adage, citadel, decree, discordant, evolve, hover, preclude, rubble, servile, wrangle

Friday 9-13: Picture Day Monday, Candy Form Went home, Blue Cards bring back, Study for Tests next week, headphones

Thursday 9/12:

6th ELA:  Grammar W/S TBG 16-24, Study Spelling, Reading W/s Chapter 1

6th SS:  Study for continents test, TBG W/S on oceans

7th Religion:  Chapter 1 summary due tomorrow, Wear Gym Uniform

8th ELA: Study spelling, vocab pg 20, Grammar Set A Write sentences TBG, Reading W/S question 4-8 to be collected

Wednesday 9/11:

6th ELA:  1.  Vocabulary Pg 16 “Choose the Right Word.”  2.  Read the rest of CH1 of Lightning Thief and answer these 2 questions:  What is the central idea of Chapter 1?  If you were Percy how would you react if you were kicked out of so many schools?  (5-8 sentences with details from the text.)

6th SS:

7th Religion:  Read Chapter 1 in religion textbook and summarize the chapter (5-8 sentences) due on Friday.

8th ELA:  1.  Writing:  In your writing notebook page 11 Activity B, write a thesis statement about one topic and Activity C do a KWL (Know about the topic, Want to learn, Learned) about your potential writing.  List about 2-3 things in each column.  2.  Reading:  Choose either “Inside Out” or “Papaya Tree” and annotate on a separate LL paper:  Put 2 questions you have, find 2 vocabulary words you don’t know or you think are important and define them or give their meaning.  How does this passage contribute to Ha’s character? TBG

Tuesday 9/10:

6th ELA:  Read pg 4-9 “Light Thief” and make an inference about Percy and provide 3 details, Vocab P 15

6th SS:  Study Oceans and Continents

7th Religion:  Timeline on looseleaf TBG of 6 events in your life with date and write how you knew God was present in 2-3 sentences.

8th ELA:  Vocab pg 17, ELA In/Oout read pg 4-9 

       1.  What do we learn about Ha?  (infer) cite 3 pieces of evidence.  2.  What is the setting?  Explain.  3  Write a gist of pages 4-9 (approx 3 sentences)


Monday 9/9:

6th ELA:  More Capitalization worksheet TBG, Fist of Shrouded in Myth

6th SS:  Development W/S

7th Religion:  Define all vocab words in Chapter 1 of your notebook.

8th ELA:  Recognizing Sentences W/S TBG;  Vocabulary pg 16 “Choose the Right Word”


Week of Tuesday 9.3- Friday 9.6

Welcome back!  I am so excited about our upcoming year.  Here is our 7th grade homework for the week. 

  • Reminders:
  • Hot Lunch will not begin until next week on Monday 9/9
  • Bus Service will begin on Monday 9/9
  • Class Pictures will take place on Monday 9/9:  Please be in full uniform.
  • Summer homework was due today.  If you did not bring it in, please have your child bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Gym will not begin until next week.

Tuesday 9.3:  

  1. Parent Orientation is Thursday 9.5 at 7PM in the auditorium.  Afterwards, you will go to your child’s classroom.
  2. Please cover your textbooks and folders in clear contact paper by Friday September 13. 
  3. Bring in a pleasure reader.
  4. Tomorrow is a full day of school, full uniform.

Wednesday 9.4:

  • Reminders:  Please cover your textbooks and folders in clear contact paper by Friday September 13.
  • Check your child’s take home folder for important information.
  • Please bring in all signed papers for the office.

Thursday 9.5:

  • Reminders:  Please cover your textbooks and folders in clear contact paper by Friday September 13.
  • Please check your child’s folder for important papers from the school.
  • Parent orientation tonight at 7
  • Contact paper 2 more books
  • A picture that will be displayed in class of your child (6,7,8) small sized
  • No bus until Monday

Friday 9.6:

  • Please cover your textbooks and folders in clear contact paper by Friday September 13th
  • Please check your child’s folder for important papers
  • Monday is the last day that I will accept summer homework 


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