Mrs. Buchanan’s 6th ELA for the week of March 3rd
We will continue to work on Unit Three of Springboard and Holes. We will be working on Embedded Assessment 1 by the end of the week. I have attached a copy of Holes below.
Our grammar focus this week will be on troublesome word pairs (such as lie/lay, there/their, too/two, principle/principal)
We will test on this concept on Friday.
6th Grade Math
Students will take a test on Thursday. The test will only cover circumference and area of circles. To study for the test, students should read over the journal entries from last week. A study guide will be given out at the beginning of the week.
Students will practice their typing skills. The typing goal for this week is 25. Two points will be deducted for each word away they are from the goal. When students are not typing, they will be working on probes or websites to work on objectives covered in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Social Studies classes this week will complete the study of Judaism.
Science classes will study Earth, Sun, and Moon and will test over Chapter 10 on Friday.
Have a great week!
Students in the 7th grade will finish their study of measures of central tendency on Monday. They will review for the Discovery Ed test which they will have Thursday. On Wednesday, they will have a test over measures of central tendency. They will study unit rates at the end of the week. Please encourage your child to do their homework and to study for tests. They need to practice their skills and be prepared for tests. This will help to develop a good work ethic which will lead to success throughout their lives.
Students in the 8th grade will review for the Discovery Ed test which they will have on Wednesday. They will have a test on Thursday over slope. They will then study how to solve a system of equations by graphing and by substitution. Please encourage your child to do their homework and to study for tests. They need to practice their skills and be prepared for tests. This will help to develop a good work ethic which will lead to success throughout their lives.
Hello Hornets,we have a very busy week ahead of us. With state testing just around the corner we will begin TCAP prep work for 10 minutes each day. This week we will also be working with Scope Magazine. Students will read a thrilling narrative nonfiction feature that brings to life one of history’s little known disasters. They will use the following skills: interpreting text, cause and effect, vocabulary, author’s craft, structure, inference, and literary devices. Our writing focus for the week will be persuasive writing. Students will gain a better understanding on writing a persuasive essay.
Wednesday, March 5th- Reader’s Theater Scripts will be performed. Student groups will perform a scene from the novel Uglies. Students are expected to follow the rubric. This will count as a test grade. Thursday, March 6th- Reading Skills TEST- This test will cover author’s purpose/research. Students are expected to study class notes for this test.
Shout OUT—A big “THANK YOU” goes to Kendall Nieball and Jake Hall for representing 7th Grade at Winterfest. Thank you for taking the time and effort to raise money for our school. Thank you to everyone that supported Winterfest. It was a huge success. Have a Great WEEK!!!!! J
This week we will be testing on portions of chapter 19 & 20 on Wednesday of this week. Remember that you will have science in blocks this week; so, you must come to class prepared to have multiple lessons. On Wednesday after the test, we will move into our study of work and power. We will be calculating the amount of work that is done as we move a force through a defined distance. On Friday when we meet we will move into our study of the six simple machines. We will be recording notes in our ISN in addition to using our workbooks for these lessons. Please come to class with all needed items as well as your own paper and pencils.
Please remember that all seventh graders have been given a written assignment which consists of three short summaries of Newton’s three
laws of motion. In addition to the summary, each paper is required to have a paragraph reflecting your movement if you were an object being affected by the force. These items are due on Wednesday of this week (Due date was pushed out from Tuesday due to the weather day).
We will be studying magnets this week. We will begin recording notes in our ISN for chapter 16 on Tuesday of this week. We will be utilizing our workbook as well; so, please come prepared for class each day.
ALL ISN notebooks will be taken up the first week after spring break. I will grade them and a test grade will be entered for the first grade of the last grading period.
In ELA this week, students will present Independent Reading and Story Telling projects. Students have groups and are planning a presentation and lesson plan based on 8th grade ELA standards. These projects will be presented as a part of Read Across America celebrations in March. We will take the poetry portion of the unit test and continue with Figurative Language notes. Students will also complete the first Unit 3 Embedded Assessment involving revising essays and reflecting on how these changes improve a writing sample.
Students will complete INDEPENDENT READING: Each nine weeks, students are asked to complete independent reading in addition to reading completed in class. At the end of the nine weeks, students will present these books to the class through a public speaking assignment. The third nine weeks, students are required to read 1 historical fiction book (must be 6.0 reading level or higher). While reading, they will research the historical events from the story (must use at least 2 sources). These will be presented in speech format. Each 2-3 minute speech will provide information about the topic as well as a summary of the book. Students are also required to prepare a handout for the class stating the historical background of the book (they may want to use a timeline, flowchart, list, etc.). These must be presented by the end of the nine weeks grading period. DUE TUESDAY!
TEST ALERT: Poetry Test: Monday, March 3rd
Independent Reading Projects: DUE March 4TH —DATE CHANGED DUE TO END OF GRADING PERIOD
Story Telling: begins March 5TH
Embedded Assessment #1 (Unit 3): Thursday, March 6th
This week is Discovery Ed Testing!
Monday – 8th grade
Tuesday – 7th grade ELA
Wednesday – 8th grade
Thursday – 7th grade Math/Science
Everyone should do their very best on these