Mrs. Gomez

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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.



6th SS:

6th ELA:  Provide by either researching or making your own form of figurative language for each:

simile, metaphor, hyperbole, idiom, personification, allusion, imagery, situational irony, verbal irony, dramatic irony, onomatopoeia, alliteration.

7th Religion:  Answer the following questions in your notebook.  1.  Define social justice.  2.  Define human dignity.  3.  Explain how social justice is linked to human dignity.  4.  Name 3 forms of violence that are always wrong.  5.  Why are they wrong?  6.  In what ways could war be acceptable or just?


6th SS:  No homework, Ancient Rome Test 6/4

6th ELA:  Venn Diagram WS, Vocab in context p 155 (Gabby, pg 117)

8th ELA:  Chapter 9 “Theme” w/s TBG



6th SS:  Pg 225 Q 1,2,3 TBG

6th ELA:  Flush Test tomorrow on Chapters 16-18

8th:  1st Read of Chapter 9 “Gatsby”  Write a summary


6/7th No Homework

8th:  Choose 5 questions to answer and do it complete sentence and details TBG


5/20/19:  Reminders:  Thursday Ladies will go to St. Saviour, Tomorrow Vocals will go to Midwood Academy for rehearsal for the Spring Show, Spring Show Wednesday Night (I did not receive tickets yet)

6th SS:  Study for Ancient Greece Test 5/22

6th ELA:  Flush Test Ch 16-18 5/24 Friday;  Progress P 138-139; Vocabulary U9 Nouns in sentences (8 words, sheet handed out in class), Vocab and Spelling U9 Sets A and B on 5/31

8th ELA:  1.  Progress Pg 196/197

2.  Vocabulary P 138/139 –U7-9 Vocab test Wed 5/29



6th SS:  Page 214 Q 1-5, Ancient Greece Assessment 5/22

6th ELA:  NY Progress Rd Pg 132-137 Q 1-5, Vocab Test U 8 Set B tomorrow, Bring in Words in Action Tomorrow

8th ELA:  Symbolism project due tomorrow, progress pg 190-191, pages 192-195, Vocab test tomorrow




6th Study SS for Test 5/22 Ancient Greece, P 209 Q 2 and 3

6 ELA:  Rd Pg 124-131 answer questions on pages 129 and 131

8 ELA:  Progress P 183 and 189 TBG, Read pages 182, 184-189

7th Religion: St Project due next Wed


6th SS:  5/22 Ancient Greece Test, Mini Project in class 5/14, Rd Pgs 210-211  Questions 1-3 TBG

6th ELA:  Rd 116-121 in NY Progress Book P 131 TBG, Vocab Test Friday 5/17 Unit 8 Set B, Flush Quiz Wednesday Chapters 12-16

8th ELA:  Theme Sheet Compared Reading TBG, Vocab Test Unit 9 Friday 5/17, Bring Progress Books to class we will be using them, Wed 5/15 Symbolism project to be printed and turned in

7th Religion:  Reminders Vocal 5/22 Spring Show Wear Blue, 5/21 Permission slips for the rehearsal are due. Tuesday extra help and service hours for Board Game Club please give me written permission for this via option c or hand written note, Thursday In School Service Hours, St Project Due Friday 5/17 and Slides, Married St Project Due Wed 5/15 (Must be shared with Me)


6th ELA:  Progress 122-123 TBG, Study Vocab, 

6th SS:  Study 5/22 Test

8th ELA;  Progress 168-175 TBG, Symbolism Project Due Friday




6th ELA:  Words In Action 3 paragraphs due Friday on the “animals” reading in our book.  This will count for 10 points on our vocab test on Friday.  I will not accept late responses.  Page 122 Words in Action, for the other copy of the book it is Words in Action #2.

7th Religion:  St Project due 5/17 and slides, Married St Project should be complete by Wednesday (in class)



6th SS:  Ancient Greece Map Quiz on Friday, EC due Friday printed and turned in (I will not except any later papers)

6th ELA:  Fri May 17 Unit 8 Vocab test set B, vocab p 123 TBG

8th ELA:  Wed next week vocab test U9, 5/17 Symbolism project due


6th ELA:  Spelling Test U8, Set B tomorrow, EC due on Friday no makeups

6th SS:  Map and Questions TBG due tomorrow, Friday Ancient Greece Map Quiz

8th ELA:  Vocab  pgs 131-134, only Pg 134 TBG, Vocab Test U9 on Wednesday 5/15, CH GG Quiz Tomorrow


6th SS:  Ancient Greece Map and Questions TBG due Wednesday; Ancient Greece Map Quiz on Friday

6th ELA:  Flush Chapters 9-12 Test Tomorrow, Spelling Quiz on Wednesday U8 Set B Only

7th Religion:  Children are encouraged to talk to parents or family members about Matrimony, Test Ch 17 Wednesday

8th ELA:  Spelling Test Unit 9 Test Tomorrow, Vocab P 127-129, CH 4 GG Summary

5/2/19:  Testing for the state exams is over!  I am so proud of my 6th and 8th graders for doing their very best.

Announcements:  Please wear full uniform tomorrow we do not have gym and 1/2 day dismissal

7th Religion:  Test dates changed:  5/8 CH 17, 5/14 CH 18, St Project and Slides 5/17



8th ELA:  Chapter 2 Questions Great Gatsby continued on Chapter 1’s answers from previous night


6th SS:  No homework, state test tomorrow, GOOD LUCK!

6th ELA:  Test dates changed:  Flush Chapters 9-12 5/7, Spelling Test U8 Set B 5/8, Optional Extra Credit Research Project Due 5/10 with Rubric-must be printed and turned in on due date(no exceptions)

7th Religion:  St Project and PPTX due on 5/17-digital copy shared   with me and a hard copy turned in as well., 5/7 Ch 17 Assessment, 5/9 Ch 18 Assessment

8th ELA:  1.  Vocabulary page 127, 2.  “GG” finish Ch 1 questions on looseleaf (all chapters 1-3) will be collected and counted as a quiz.  Wed Ch 3 Quiz, Friday Symbolism Project in Class CH 4, 5/7 Spelling U9, 5/10 Vocab Test U 9 All Words and Greek and Latin Roots, Additional Activities that were covered in class.

4/29/19:  Announcements:

–  8th Grade:  Quiz on Chapter 3 tomorrow on Figurative Language, Quiz Ch 3 questions on Wednesday, Ch 4 symbolism project in class will begin on Friday

-6th Grade:  Flush Ch 9-12 on Monday 5/6, Spelling Quiz Set B Tuesday 5/7

-7th Ch 17 Test 5/7, Ch 18 Test 5/9 (Due to state testing)

-8th Spelling Test U 9 5/7, Vocab Test U 9 5/10

6th SS:  P 193 Q 1-4 TBG:  Restate the question and full answers for each.  We are starting to study Ancient Greece.

6th ELA:  Ch 10-11 Questions Sheet:  #5-8 TBG, Restate Question

7th Religion:  Work on your St. Project, due date to be discussed in class.

8th ELA:  1.  Find 5 examples of Figurative language in Chapter 3:  write the quote and tell what form of language is used.

2.  Write objective summary for Chapter 3-1 paragraph


4-16/19 Have a Great Easter:


6th:  Climograph project due 4/29

6th ELA:  Flush Ch 9-12 Test 5/6

8th ELA:  5/1 Chapter 3 Quiz GG, 5/7 Spelling U 9 a/b, 5/10 Vocab U 9 test

7th Religion:  5/7 Ch 17 test, 5/9 Ch 18 Test.  Tests are close because of state testing they would have Ch 17 the week we come back but I moved it.


8th TBG ELA:  Gatsby Questions, Vocab Test U8 tomorrow

6th ELA:  Friday May 6th Flush Ch 9-12, Vocab Test Monday 4/29 Unit 8 Set A:  Synonyms, Antonyms, Part of Speech, Definitions, Used in sentences, etc./  Chapter 10 Question Sheet TBG Tomorrow, Climograph project due 4/29/19 Printed and Questions



7th:  $1 Dress Down for Autism Awareness but please wear sneakers for gym.  Monday Ch 16 Eucharist Assessment

6th SS:  Climograph project will be due Tuesday 4/16/19, W/S on Vocabulary to study for Test on Ancient China on Monday

6th ELA:  Dictionary Detective find meaning of words from Flush, Spelling Test U8 Set A tomorrow

8th ELA:  Spelling Test Unit 8 Set A/B tomorrow


7th Religion:  Ch 16 Test Monday

6th SS:  Ancient China Monday, Climograph, Due Tuesday 4/16/19, SS Confucius Worksheet

6th ELA:  Spelling Test U8 Set A Test Friday, Vocab 119

8th Spelling:  Friday, Grammar W/S, Vocab P 122



6th SS:  Study for test on Monday Ancient China, Climograph project due Tuesday all things printed out.  We are working on this step by step in class.  

6th ELA:  Spelling Test on Friday on U8, Set A;  Vocab Pg 117 , Reading Worksheet

7th Religion:  Ch 16 Test Monday

8th ELA:  Friday Spelling Unit 8 Set A/B;  vocab pg 119, Figurative Lnaguage W/S



7th Religion:  Awards ceremony tomorrow at 8:30 in Church, Gym Uniforms, First Friday half day dismissal, Homework P 179 Q 1-8 Due tomorrow TBG, Tachs Prep letter went home today

8th ELA:  Gatsby Quick Writes 3 total posted in classroom by 8 AM.  Monday spelling test unit 8 set a and b

6th SS:  Complete climograph sheet to be collected

6 ELA:  P 115-116, VOcab



8th ELA:  Thursday Vocab Test Gatsby, Figurative Language W/S 24-33 TBG, Vocab 116

6th SS:  Test on Ancient China moved to 4/10, Climograph and Silk Road Map Due 4/10 (In Class Project, some at home)

6th ELA:  Spelling U 8 Friday 4/12 Set A/B


8th ELA:  Chapter 1 Gatsby Objective Summary TBG, Figurative Language worksheet Questions 9-23 , Spelling Test 4/8 Set A/B

7th Religion:  Ch 16 Test Thurday 4/11, 


6th SS:  Test 4/8 On all that we learned about Ancient China

6th ELA:  “Flush” Assessment Chapters 1-7 Thursday 4/9, Spelling Test Friday 4/12 Unit 8 Set A/B and Vocabulary for Set A only including grammar.

8th ELA:  Monday 4/8 Spelling Test Unit 8 A/B ,Vocabulary page 115, Quick Write Prompt Finish “Advantages”, Thursday Gatsby Vocabulary Quiz on Chapter 1

7th Religion:  1st Friday, Chapter 16 Assessment Thursday 4/11/19


7th Relgion:  EC due Thursday, I will not accept anything after Thursday on Apostle during Pentecost

8th ELA:  Gatsby vocab Ch 1, sheet # 16-30 to be collected


6th SS:  China W/S:  Test April 8

6th ELA:  Vocab Unit 8 Set A definitions and part of speech, Mid Unit Assessment Tomorrow

7th Religion:  Test tomorrow Chapter 14/15

8th ELA:  figurative language worksheet tbg, vocab U8 definitions and part of speech and synonym and antonym


Test in Religion Tomorrow


6 SS:  China W/S:  Test April 8th on Ancient China

6th ELA:  First Read of Chapter 8 of “Flush”  Write objective summary TBG

7th Religion:  Test Thursday on Baptism and Confirmation Trip tomorrow wear your gym uniform

8th ELA:  Writing Prompt on looseleaf, double spaced, drafting the intro and 1st Paragraph.


6th SS:  W/S

6th ELA:  Plot diagram for chapter 6


6th SS:  Project due tomorrow

6th ELA;  1st Read Chapter 4, write objective summary like we did in class.

7th Religion:  None

8th ELA:  Mighty Long Way read chapter 2, write an objective summary and what do we know about Carlotta’s experience?  Cite evidence from the text.


6th SS:  Worksheet due Friday, Project

6th ELA:  Read Ch 3 Flush, write an objective summary and define snuffed and accustomed

8th Post Trial Reflection tomorrow TBG

7th Religion TBG Chapter 15


6th ELA:  Reading Point of View finish is you did not

6th SS:  Map tbg and two questions on the bottom of my notes page.

7th Religion:   TBG P 158

8th ELA:  During Trial Reflection due


3/18/19:  Please note that I am not accepting any other late assignments for the 2nd trimester.

6th SS:  Geography of China:  Read pages 160-163, pg 163 Q 1,4

8th ELA:  Read Ch 1, “MLW” in notebook keep track of the family tree both maternal and paternal.  Give information about where they are, names, relationship and a little info about them.

Mock trial tomorrow

7th Religion:  Finish summarizing one of the Gospels and what is the message

6th ELA:  Read Chapter 2 of “Flush” define the vocab:  plot, gambling, recreation, marina, simile, metaphor



7th Grade:  $1 dress down green, permission slips went home, 

8th ELA:  Read Ch 31 TKAM and write a 1 paragraph review of the book.  Mock trial dress down Tuesday.


6th ELA:  1st Read Chapter 1 “Flush”  Write an objective summary including characters, setting, main events.

6th SS:  Begin studying for world religions test Next week

7th Religion:  finish card if you did not in class

8th ELA:  Chapters 29-30 objective summary for both, work on mock trial sections that you have not completed.

Dress down for mock trial is Tuesday


6th ELA:  HW assigned yesterday Due tomorrow

6th SS:  P 178 Q 1,2,5 TBG

7th Religion:  Lent question due tomorrow

8th ELA:  Ch 28 central message and 3 details in notebook, Work on mock trial sections you did not complete (only up to pre-trial)


7th Religion:  1 paragraph Due Wednesday on looseleaf, What are some ways we are preparing for Lent through fasting, praying, and giving alms.

6th ELA:  WWF:  Chapters 1-5 Looseleaf TBG on Wednesday

  1.  What is the best summary for the book so far?
  2. What details led you to support this? 2 pieces of evidence to support.
  3. What message is Kurlansky trying to portray?  (What is he trying to say?)
  4. What evidence led you to know what his message is?  (2 pieces of evidence to support)

8th ELA:  TKAM:  Read and what is the central message of Chapter 27?  Give 3 details to support the central message of the text.  Due Wednesday TBG



3/7/19–There is no school tomorrow.  We will have a professional day for teachers.  Candy Sale forms went home today and all those interested in Xaverian Xcel program cards went home today.  Please check option c to see if there are any missing assignments for your child.

6th ELA:  1.  Thursday Packet “The Impressionists Change” and 2.  “World Without Fish” Pgs 63-58 W/S To be collected.  This is a continuation from the day’s lesson.

8th ELA:  Chapters 25/26 objective summaries TBG, 1 paragraph each, proper grammar/structure, full heading and subtitles:  Chapter 25 Summary and write, Chapter 26 Summary and write.

7th Religion:  None

6th SS:  Start reviewing our five major world religions and make your own study guide.  We will be having a test in the near future.  World Religions Test March 19th.


7th Religion:  TBG Page 133 Questions 1-8

8th ELA:  1.  Vocab pgs 107/108  , Read Chapter 24 Objective summary (1 paragraph written well) TBG

6th SS:  Page 271 Q 1, 2, 5 TBG



Today the slips for parent teacher conferences went home. Please fill out and send in as soon as possible.  Also there is no school tomorrow.

7th Religion:  Chapter 11 Test Tomorrow

6th ELA:  Ready Book “Spies in Petticoats”

6th SS:  Venn Diagram on Islam, Judaism and Christianity

8th ELA:  None Tonight, tomorrow will be chapter 24 and Mock Trial


8th Grade:  Mock Trial Dress Up on March 15 (Friday),  Chapter 22 & 23 Objective Summaries TBG

6th ELA:  Rosa Article Due Monday TBG

7th Religion:  Test Chapter 11 On Wednesday 3/6.  Notes posted on classroom page



6th ELA:  Due tomorrow “Cleveland article”, due Monday “Sunday Morning with Rosa”

6th SS:  TBG P 251 Q 2,3,5

7th Religion:  Wed Test 3/6 CH 11

8th ELA:  Ch 21 and objective summary


6th ELA:  Manifest Destiny Packet (TBG), Vocab P 109, Friday Homework will be given on Thursdays and due on Monday

6th SS:  None

7th Religion:  Chapter 11 P 123 Q 1-9  TBG, Next Wednesday CH 11 Assessment

8th ELA:  Vocab pg 107; TKAM 1st Read Chapter 20 and answer the following TBG:  1.  Why does Mr. Raymond portray himself as “badder’n you are ready?  2.  Why does Finch bring up Thomas Jefferson’s line that “all men are created equal”?  In what ways are equal or unequal?



6th SS:  Judaism packet Q 8, 9 and 10

6th ELA:  vocab pg 108, reading packet “An Army for the Ages”

8th ELA:  vocab pg 104 & 105, Answer TKAM questions TBG, Ch 19 First Read

Ch 18 Questions:  1.  What words or phrases does Mr. Gilmer use to address Tom when he speaks to him?  2.  Consider the words and phrases above and write what you would describe how Mr. Gilmer treated Tom.

a.  answer with strongest evidence from movie or book

b.  how does Attics compare?

7th Religion :  P 119 objective summary



7th Religion:  Chapter 10 Assessment tomorrow

6th ELA:  Taj Mahal pgs 41-43, 

6th SS:  Herusalem packet #6

8th ELA:  TKAM Ch 18 read, objective summary


7th Religion:  Chapter 10 Assessment Tuesday 2/26/19

8th ELA:  Hand in all missing work by Monday 2/25/19.  I will not accept anything that is late past that date;  Published Argumentative Writing and Draft Due 2/25/19, Read TKAM Ch 16/17

6th ELA:  “The Fly” packet due 2/25/19 To be collected;  1st read Chapter 2 of “World Without Fish”


6th SS-No Homework 

6th ELA:  World Without Fish:  Write an objective summary for Chapter 1, vocabulary U7 Spelling Test tomorrow, Reading Packet “The Fly” Due after the Break on that Monday we return:  TO BE COLLECTED AND GRADED

8th ELA:  revise and edit your writing for the body paragraph and conclusion.  TKAM test tomorrow Part I, Idioms and Comprehension Packet due tomorrow.


6th ELA:  Friday Unit 7 Spelling Test, Gravity questions 36-38 on sheet, Vocab Set B 3 times each, No “World Without Fish”

6th SS:  P 156 Vocab and Facts #4,7,10 TBG

7th Religion:  TBG P 113 Q1-9 on looseleaf, chapter 10, Test CH 10 2.26 (Tuesday)

8th ELA:  TKAM Part 1 Reading Comp Packet TBG, Idioms Due Friday TBG, Add title, Revise Body Paragraphs, TKAM Part I Test Friday.



6th SS:  Page 155 Q1 & 2

8th ELA:idioms worksheet due Friday (TBG), TKAM test Friday, Revise the intro and counterclaim if you did not finish in class, Read ch 14/15 and write summaries

6th ELA:U7 spelling test Friday, 3 x each words Set A TBG, World Without Fish pgs xx-xxiii:  How does Kurlansky continue to introduce his claim on fish depletion?  Gravity Reading Q 34 a,b and 35, Slides Due Thursday

7th Religion:  No Homework



6th SS:  Read P 152-153 Write an objective summary

8th ELA:  Papers due tomorrow, TKAM Test Friday, 1st Read Chapters 12/13 and write summaries for ch 12 and 13

6th ELA:  Ecosystems SLides due Thursday, Xii-Xvii:  How does Kurlansky continue to introduce his ideas of fish depletion in the introduction?  Use evidence to support.

7th Religion:  What is true forgiveness?  1 paragraph


6th SS:  Page 147 Q1-3 in your notebook

6th ELA:  Spelling test U7 Monday

Reading:  Answer the following questions in complete sentences and use text evidence from pages X-Xii to answer (ON LOOSELEAF)

  1.  On page X, according to Mark Kurlansky, who is causing the problem?
  2. According to Kurlansky, how long could it take for more fish we commonly eat to be gone?
  3. What species of  fish does this include?
  4. According to Kurlansky, how did the Industrial Revolution change things?


6th SS:  Page 30 Handout (TBG)  Lunar New Year Webquest Due Friday 2/8 with EQ answered (Quiz Grade)

6th ELA:  1.  Reading:  From “World Without Fish,” pages x-xii answer the following on looseleaf (TBG):

    How does Mark Kurlansky introduce his fish depletion in the first few pages of the book?  Use at least 2 pieces of evidence to support your answer.

 Spelling Test Monday Unit 7; Ecosystem Research Project Due 2/14

7th Religion:  Chapter 9 Test tomorrow, study

8th ELA:  Argumentative paper due Tuesday 2/12, Spelling Test Unit 7 Monday, TKAM Test Part I Chapters 1-11 Friday 2/15

Vocabulary P 104, Reading:  Chapter 11 find three quotes or actions about Atticus and explain how this reveals his character.  Use evidence and explain in full.




Happy Lunar New Year!

6th SS:  Handout page 29 only, “The Journey of the Indus River”:  Lunar New Year Webquest Due Friday 2/8 with EQ answered (Quiz Grade)

6th ELA:  Reading:  First Read of “World Without Fish”, pages x-xii.  Write a summary of these pages on looseleaf.  Vocabulary:  Page 104 in book “Choosing the Right Word”;   Spelling Test Monday Unit 7; Ecosystem Research Project Due 2/14

7th Religion:  1st Read of Chapter 10, Chapter 9 Test Thursday 2/7

8th ELA:  Reading:  Continue working on Argumentative paper due Tuesday 2/12

Vocabulary:  P 103 “Using Context”; Spelling Test Unit 7 Monday, TKAM Test Part I Chapters 1-11 Friday 2/15



8th ELA:  1st Read Chapter 11 TKAM and write a summary TBG, Vocab Set B Unit 7 write sentences for each word

7th Religion:  Study Chapter 9, test Thursday 2/7

6th ELA:  Ecosystem Handout TBG, Vocab P 103 in notebook

6th SS:  P 139 Q2, 4



6th SS: P 133 Q 1, 2 and 4 TBG on Looseleaf (read pages 132-133 to help you)

Test coming up in Social Studies, more details to follow.

6th ELA:  Vocab U 6 Set B, Write all 10 words in a sentence  TBG.

Spelling Quiz Unit 6 Set B only, Thursday 2/7/19

7th Religion:  Define key vocabulary words in chapter 9 in notebook, study for Chapter 9 test Next Thursday

8th ELA:  TKAM Summary for chapters 9 and 10 (2 paragraphs-1 paragraph CH 9 and 1 Paragraph CH 10) TBG, Vocab Unit 7 Set A words sentences for 1-10


I am so happy to be back!  Thank you for all of your prayers and support.  I want to thank Ms. Carucci for her amazing job that she did with the students.

7th Religion:  Chapter 9 Test Next Thursday we will review.  Wear PJ’s tomorrow!



7th Religion: On page 102 in the workbook answer ‘Recognizing Our Faith’ on loose leaf due Tuesday 1/29/19.


8th ELA: “To Kill a Mockingbird” research paper due Tuesday 1/29/19.


6th SS: Chapter 5 ( Lesson 3)  Quiz on Friday 1/25/19.


7th Religion: Chapter 9 Assessment page 103 Due Tuesday 1/22/19.

8th ELA: Vocabulary Unit 6- write definitions(all 20) and use the words in a sentence, either on loose leaf or typed Due Tuesday 1/22/19. 


6th ELA: Vocabulary Test on Unit 6 Set A on Tuesday 1/22/19.


8th ELA: Vocabulary Test on Unit 6 on Tuesday 1/22/19.


8th ELA: On loose leaf answer the following questions from Chapter 7.

  1. What does the reader learn about Jem, Scout and Boo in these chapters(6 & 7)? Use the strongest evidence from the novel in your answer.
  2. What information does Jem reveal to Scout about the night they visited the Radley house, how does this information build suspense?
  3. What do the kids find in the knot hole?
  4. What do you think the knot hole symbolizes and how does Jem react when he discovers that the knot hole has been filled with cement?
  5. Why did Mr. Radley say he filled the knot hole with cement? What did Atticus say about the tree that contradicted Mr. Radley’s statement?  


6th ELA: Vocabulary Unit 6 Set A- On looseleaf write each word 3x, the definition, and then use the word in a sentence. 


8th ELA: Spelling Test Unit 6 on Monday 1/14/19.


6th SS: Chapter 5 (Lessons 1 & 2) Quiz on Monday 1/14/19.

6th ELA: Spelling Test on Unit 6-Set A on Thursday 1/10/19.


7th Religion: On loose leaf answer the activity question from page 98 in the textbook.


6th ELA: Read Chapter 20 in The Lightning Thief and answer the following questions. (Christmas Break Assignment)

  1. How does Percy defeat Ares in their battle?
  2. What is Hades’ helm of darkness disguised as?
  3. How does ADHD keep Percy alive?
  4. Why does Percy begin to think that Ares is not acting alone and is actually taking orders from someone else?
  5. What is ichor?
  6. What did Ares tell Percy before he disappeared? 


6th Social Studies: Study for Chapter 4 quiz on Thursday.

7th Religion: Read Luke Chapters 1 and 2. Write an essay explaining how both John and Mary provide a good example for us during the season of Advent. Focus on what they say and do. Use evidence from the Gospel in your essay. This can either be hand written or typed and shared with Mr. O’Brien. This will be graded. Due tomorrow, 12/12.

8th ELA: On loose leaf, recreate the graphic organizer from Progress book page 53. To be graded. Due tomorrow, 12/12.


7th Religion:  none

6th ELA:  Write the theme for 1 ofthe 2 songs on the handout

Please label the song you chose and highlight 3 pieces of evidence.

8th SS:  Page 9-13 Progress Monitor



7th Religion:  Test Chapter 4, Define Chapter 5 vocabulary:  incarnation, synoptic gospels, gentile, word of God

6th ELA:  Vocabulary P 59, Theme W/S TBG

6th SS:  WS P 17 TBG

8th ELA:  P 63-64 Vocabulary, Finish editing and revising your writing.  If done, publish and print.


7th Religion:  Finish your cards for the soldiers, due tomorrow, test Tuesday

6th SS:  WS P 16 TBG

6th ELA:  Quiz tomorrow, Set A words in a sentence using conjunctions and commas for each sentence.  We did this in class today.

8th ELA;  Vocab page 59, Quiz tomorrow, Listen to appropriate song and on loose leaf:  write the name, artist and theme of the song.



7th Religion:  Card for the troops, thank you due on Friday

8th ELA:  Published writing by Friday (in class we are working), In the entire book find 1 metaphor, simile, personification, onomotopeia, alliteration (TBG)

6th ELA;  Quiz Fri, U4 Vocabulary define, part of speech Set A, 1 st Read Chapter 10, My group print your published piece and bring by Friday.


Thurdsday 11/15 there is a bake sale for those who would like to purchase goods at lunch.

–Proximate Prep Retreat for 7th –  Saturday 11/17

6th SS:  Test to be announced; WS page 15 (TBG) Use pages 52-57 in the textbook if you need additional support.

6th ELA:  Chapter 9 Questions 6-10 in notebook or sheet; Study Review Sheet for Chapters 6-9 and vocabulary, Quiz is on Friday

7th Religion:  Read Chapter 4 and write a summary in your notebook, Test Next Tuesday

8th ELA:  Study Review Sheet for Quiz Friday on Parts III/IV; Whole book test to be announced, Define all 20 words and parts of speech for Unit 4 in your notebook.



7th:  No School Friday and Monday.  Please bring in donations next week.  Students can bring in some small art supplies if they would like for our “Sistine Chapel”.  Study for chapter 4 test on Tuesday 11/20/18

6th SS:  study our notes so far for our Chapter 3 Test Friday 11/16

6th ELA:  Packet “Roman History and It’s Impact on the United States” question 24-30 TBG

8th ELA:  Write the Draft and bring it in with graphic organizer on Tuesday, TBG.  Part III and IV test on Friday.


6SS:  W/S

6th ELA:  “Henry Hudson NY Namesake”  Question 13-17 in acket

8th ELA:  NY Progress (fat one) Page 34-35 TBG; write objective summary for Part III

7th Religion:  Quiz on Apostles Creed tomorrow


8th ELA:  Finish reading Part III Alabama (TBG)–on looseleaf or typed  What is Ha’s situation?  How does it add to her dynamic character?  What is the expectation for her now?  Why?  What is home?  Is she adjusting?  What is she missing?  Describe. Cite Evidence (Approximately 3 well written paragraphs)

6th SS:  Page 49 Questions 1-3 in notebook

7th Religion:  Study for Apostle’s Creed Quiz-Thursday

–8th Grade:  Quiz on Wednesday on Part II of the Book


11/5/18–No school Friday or Monday.  Dance began for 7th today.  

6th SS:  Finish writing your analysis of the crime scene on looseleaf.  1-2 paragraphs well written reflection.

6th ELA:  Read “The Case of the Mysterious Car Crash” answer questions 1-6 in booklet and on scantron (highlight the passage and tell where you are getting the answers)

7th Religion:  Study for Apostle’s Creed Quiz-Thursday

–8th Grade:  Quiz on Wednesday on Part II of the Book




School will be closed November 9th for students (Friday), November 12th School

If you would like to donate food for the Food Collection, 7th grade is collecting cake mix and frosting.  Donations should be in next week by Thursday



7th Religion:  Define the following:  covenant, providence, mercy, story of creation–what is it and where do you find it in the bible?

6th ELA Homework:  Finish your typed narrative draft, print and bring to school on Monday.  It needs to be double spaced and 2 pages.

6th SS:  W/S TBG  Annotating and answering questions on Dr. Week.




  • We will be attending the 9AM mass tomorrow
  • Friday is First Friday we will dismiss at 1145, 7th grade will be hosting mass
  • Full uniform on Friday for 7th Grade
  • 6th Vocabulary Test Unit 3 Tomorrow (Thursday)
  • 8th Vocabulary Test Unit 3 Tomorrow (Thursday)


7th Religion:   Saint Project due tomorrow as well.

8th ELA:  NY Progress Book, Read Pages 22-25 and answer questions on page 25; In reading Notebook:  

Prefix                  Meaning             Words with a brief meaning

  • uni                                         ex. universal-      
  • in                                           ex.  inexplicable-
  • e                                             ex.  evacuee
  •  e                                              ex.  emigrate


6th SS:  W/S on vocabulary words for Tomorrows Test on Chapter 2 and primary and secondary sources

6th ELA:  Vocabulary Test Thursday Study Unit 3 words, NY Progress Book page 25 Q 1-5 and Read pages 20-25 to help with the answers.






6th ELA:  Progress Book Read Pages 18-19, Questions Page 19–Highlight and Post its like class

8th ELA:  Vocab/Spelling Test Unit 3 Wednesday, TBG Answer EQ’s using text evidence from Part 2.  What is home? 2 evidence, What incidents reveal character? 3 evidence, Progress Book pages 18-19, Questions 19–do how we did in class.

7th Religion:  Test Chapter 3 tomorrow, Saint Project Due Wednesday

6th ELA:  Vocabulary Unit 3 Test Thursday

6th SS:  Wednesday Chapter 2 test


Religion Test October 29, Saint Project Due October 30

Unit 3 Vocabulary Test On Thursday November 1st for 6th, 8th Grade Unit 3 Vocabulary and Spelling

Next week, First Friday no gym uniform for 7th and dismissal at 1145., mass 9AM–It is the 7th Grade Mass


6th SS:  Test on Chapter 2 October 31, Write Sum Up Facts in notebook page 37, Study for Chapter 2 and Primary and Secondary Source

7th Religion:  Test Chapter 3 October 29, P 39 TBG 1-8

6th ELA:  Page 47 in Sadlier Vocabulary  inside the book, Re read pages 77-79 in “Lighting Thief” and write “What is the central idea of these three pages?”

8th:  Review Vocab Unit 3 Set A/B –Spelling and Vocab Test next Thursday;  What is the central idea of Part II “At Sea”?

Central Idea, evidence (2 quotes), How does each piece of evidence support the central idea?  (explain how the quote explains the central idea)



7th Religion:  Read Chapte0r 3, Work on Patron Saint Project, Due Halloween, Test October 29 on Chapter 3

8th ELA:  Vocabulary:  Write a sentence for Set B words, Reading:  Write an objective summary for pages 73-86 (Read in class), Vocabulary Test Next Thursday Unit 3




8th ELA:  Spelling Unit 3 Test on Friday

6th SS:  Primary and Secondary Source Quiz on Thursday, looks like sheet today

Q 4,5,6 on page 40 in notebook (think about facts), write question and answer

6th ELA:  Chapter 6 Questions 1-3 written in class, TBG

7th Religion:  TBG define words in class, Test October 29 Chapter 3, Saint Project due on Halloween


Announcements:  7th Religion:  Patron Saint Project Due on 10/31/18:  Information on the Research paper was given in class.  Students began working on their project in class.  All papers must be typed and printed out for the due date.

  • Candy money is due
  • Pizza money is due
  • Gym uniform tomorrow

7th Religion:  What is your patron saint?  Write 3 facts about the saint, Feast Day, patron saint of what?

6th SS:  list 5 primary and 5 secondary sources in your notebook.

8th ELA:  packet for reading, Test on Part I In and Out, Set B Words in Context


  • Announcements for the week of 10/1:  First Friday this Friday, mass at 9, dismissal at 11:45.


7 Religion:  Rd Ch 2, write a 1 paragraph summary of the central idea of the chapter TBG

6SS:  Study for SS test

6ELA:  study for vocabulary chapters 1-4 Light Thief

8ELA:  page 28 vocab, write your hook and intro (collected)


6SS:  Thursday SS Test, P 20 Question 5-10 Think About Facts.

Study 7 continents and oceans on map, find locations of latitude and longitude, all vocabulary on page 20, questions on page 20, how does geography affect culture?, 3 types of regions

6ELA:  Vocab pages 27 Q1-10 Using Context, Week 1 Day 5 Grammar Sheet, Lightning Thief Vocab Quiz Ch 1-4 (Multiple Choice)

8th ELA:  Spell U 2 P 27 and 31, Read In/Out page 50-60 What is central idea and 3 pieces of evidence to prove it 1 paragraph TBG




6th SS:  Latitude/longitude W/s TBG, Finish task for HW pg 20 vocab and think about facts 1-4  10/4/18 Social Studies test

6 ELA:  Study vocab unit 1 test tomorrow, ch4 of Lightning Thief:  What is Percy’s journey so far?  (1 paragraph response on looseleaf paper)

8th ELA:  vocab test unit 1 tomorrow

Gym tomorrow wear sneakers, dress down $1, ice cream will be sold.


6th SS:  page 6, Next Thursday Test in SS:  Gave a brief outline in class, please check notebooks.

8th ELA:  Grammar Sheet,”Great Green Gulch “reading and central idea sheet (TBG)

–Study for vocab test Friday, writing graphic organizer due Friday

6th Grammar:  Day 4 week 1, write sequence of events in Chapter 4, vocab test Friday, “Lightning Thief Vocab Test” next Wednesday for chapter 1-4

7 Religion:  Chapter 1 test tomorrow

Dress down Friday in GOLD, $1



***Next Wednesday Vocabulary Test On Chapter 1-4 from “Lightning Thief”


7th Religion–Study for test on Thursday Chapter 1

6th ELA:  Grammar Sheet Week 1, Day 3, “Lightning Thief” Chapter 3 questions #4-7, study vocab unit 1 (google), Test Fri on Vocab–VOCABULARY QUIZ FROM LIGHTNING THIEF NEXT WEDNESDAY

6th SS:  W/S pg 4(TBG)

***Next Wednesday Vocabulary Test On Chapter 1-4 from “Lightning Thief”

6th SS:  Worksheet page 4

8th ELA:  Quick Write TBG (use the Asia Packet given out with map on it for the reading), Central Idea Exit Slip paper, Grammar page 4





7th Relgion:  Test Thursday, Study Guide TBG

6ELA:  Study vocabulary on google classroom, Unit 1 vocab Friday, Chapter 3 Q1-3

6th SS:  W/S pg 2

8th ELA:  Set B index cards, or just study my notes from class, Unit 1 Vocab Test Friday, Grammar W/S pg 2, ELA W/S and questions 5/6 from class, 


7th Spanish-Next Thursday you will have homework

6th SS:  latitude/longitude worksheet

6th ELA: 1st read of Chapter 3, central idea reading passage, study vocabulary words write set a words on index cards

7th Religion:  Page 19 questions 1-8 on sheet, name, number, TBG


8th ELA:  Bell Ringer Packet to be completed and turned in tomorrow-TBG, Study vocabulary words SET A on index cards (word/define)-if you don’t have index cards then write them on paper, “Caine’s Arcade” film 

  1.  Write objective summary (central idea).
  2. What is the theme of the video clip?
  3. What challenges did you face while trying to figure out the theme and central idea? (TBG)


6 SS-World map, color, numbers 7-10

6ELA: vocab page 22 synonyms and antonyms in book, ch 2 questions 4-7 TBG looseleaf or on the paper.

8th ELA–vocab words part b–write sentences just like yesterday but for antonyms, central idea sheet, What is the central idea and theme of the poem so far?


7th Religion-define:  Beatitude, Jesus, Divine Revelation, salvation, faith, church, grace (in your notebooks)

8th ELA:  take set B words, write sent with synonym and write the vocab word next to it (TBG), finish Bell Ringer Theme

6TH ELA:vocab test next Friday, choose right word page 16, finish ch 1 questions


6th SS: TBG Geography WS in Packet Q1-5, ELA-vocab test Fri, Ch 1 questions 8 and 9, vocab p 19 # 1-10

8th ELA-Vocab test Friday Unit 1, Central Idea of “Two More Papayas” and “Unknown Father”, Vocab pg 19 quest 1-10, Finish “Reading Comprehension” if you have not completed in school

7th Religion:  write Beatitudes and message TBG

Homework for the Week of September 10-14th

Test Schedule:  6th Spelling Unit 1-Friday; 8th Spelling Unit 1-Friday, 8th Reading-Comprehension Quiz on pages 1-9 for “Inside Out” -Friday

Announcements for 7th–

  • I will be in contact with my parents in regards to Confirmation.  We are working on getting the e-mail sent to all of my parents.  
  • Gym begins this week so please make sure your child is in their gym uniform on Friday with sneakers. 

Announcements for 6th/8th–we will begin spelling tests every other Friday unless there is a change.  The spelling words will be counted as a quiz.  On the following week, these words will then be used for a vocabulary test.  We will begin with Unit 1 in our Vocabulary books.  Please check the website for TBG (to be graded) homework assignments.  If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a message via Option C or write me a note and I will answer your questions as soon as possible.

  • Monday 9/10–
    • 6th Spelling:  Spelling Choice Menu–you must spend $50 on the menu and complete those assignments on a separate sheet of paper for the week.  They should have a full heading and label each of the menu items as a sub heading on their page.  Please initial the choice menu sheet for each night and hand this in on Friday as a completed assignment that will be graded.  I will also be checking that these assignments are done each night.  
    • 6th Reading:  Reread:  “Shrouded in Myth”, draw a picture or pictures of what you read
    • 8th Reading:  Test Friday on Pages 1-9 in “Inside Out”
    • 8th Spelling: sort
    • 8th Grammar:  Sentence Diagramming Lesson 1, Questions 3-4
  • Tuesday 9/11
    • 6th Spelling:  Spelling Choice Menu
    • 6th Reading:  1st read of Chapter 1-“Lightning Thief”-in notebook write what you notice and what you wonder about the reading
    • 6th Map:  Put Continents and Oceans on the map
    • 7th Religion-page R4
    • 8th Spelling:  write a sentence for words 1-10
    • 8th Reading:  re-read “1975 Year of the Cat” and the notes in class as the model, read pages 4-9 and write a gist (central message)
    • 8th Grammar:  Sentence diagramming L2, Question 4
    • –Music form went home today and box tops for education.  Please check your child’s folder.  Also picture forms went home for Monday’s pictures we will be taking.
  • Wednesday 9/12
    • 6th Spelling:  Spelling Choice Menu–spelling test Friday Unit 1 Set A/B words, study
    • 6th SS:  define political, physical, elevation, relief, historical and distribution maps
    • 6th Reading:  Reread parts of CH 1 pages 6 on…write two inferences about the main character with supporting evidence for each.
    • 8th Reading:  First Quickwrite (TBG)
    • 8th Grammar:  Sentence Diagram L3-Q 4, Q3
    • 8th Spelling:  Sentences 11-20
  • Thursday 9/13
    • 6th Spelling:  Spelling Choice Menu–Test Tomorrow Unit 1 (Set A/B)
    • 6th Read:  Chapter 2–answer both questions in notebook
      • What challenges did Percy face in Chapter 2?
      • How does he respond?  Find 2 examples in the book to explain.
    • 8th Reading:  Reread “In/Out” pages 1-9, study for spelling test
    • 8th Grammar:  Sentence Diagram L4, Q 3 
    • Spelling Test Tomorrow 6/8
  •  Friday 9/14
    • 6th Spelling Choice Menu Due (TBG) from the week
    • Pictures Monday dress up and bring in money
    • Candy went home today, letters for gym and Mary’s Helpers  
    • Please check your child’s folder
    • 6/8 Grade ELA grades are all entered, please check Option C

September 7, 2018

Monday class pictures, please be in full uniform

6th Grade summer homework grades have been posted in Option C.  They will count as the first grade of the trimester

8th Grade summer homework grades have been posted in Option C.  They will count as the first grade of the trimester.  It will be based on Outsiders Quest (36), Long Walk Quest (14), Outsider Essay (25), Long Walk Essay (25).  With the grades there were comments posted for the students if there is missing work or not received so please check the grade location for your comments for each child.

September 5, 2018

Welcome Back!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer.  I am excited to start the new year with all of you.

Today in the folder you have many papers to go through.  Please return the lunch order form, metro card form and blue cards tomorrow.  Thank you for your cooperation and I hope we have a nice year together!

7th-HW-Cover all workbooks and folders in clear contact paper by Friday September 14 and please get the supplies on the list by 9/14 as well

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