7th Grade



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Congratulations to eighth grader Kasey for winning the Staten Island District Spelling Bee! She competed against all Staten Island schools on Thursday, December 11. We are very proud of Kasey's effort.

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Thursday, December 18

Sixth Grade

- finish reading the remaining pages of The Lightning Thief and summarize the ending

Seventh Grade

 

- study spelling words

- bring in breakfast and item for Christmas celebration tomorrow

- the next book, Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, is due after Christmas break

Eighth Grade

- the next book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, is due after Christmas break

Tuesday, December 16

Sixth Grade

- book report is due tomorrow

- complete assignments for Scope Magazine article

Seventh Grade

- write sentences for next ten spelling words and identify the part of speech

- complete graphic organizer for challenges faced in A Long Walk to Water by Thursday

- Book report information is due Wednesday, December 17. (assignment is posted on Blackboard)

Eighth Grade

- complete Scope magazine quiz

- spelling sentences are due Wednesday; in addition, identify the part of speech

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17 (assignment is posted on Blackboard and may be submitted as a Microsoft Word file).

Monday, December 15

Sixth Grade

- complete questions for Chapter 21

- complete assignments for Scope Magazine article

Seventh Grade

- write sentences for the first ten spelling words and identify the part of speech

- remaining sentences are due Wednesday

- Book report information is due Wednesday, December 17. (assignment is posted on Blackboard)

Eighth Grade

- test tomorrow on Of Mice and Men

- complete Scope magazine quiz

- spelling sentences are due Wednesday; identify the part of speech

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17 (assignment is posted on Blackboard and may be submitted as a Microsoft Word file).

Thursday, December 11

Sixth Grade

Due Monday--Read Chapters 17, 18 and 19 of The Lightning Thief and answer the following questions.

Chapter 17:

1.  What/Who do you think the voice from the pit is?  Support your response with evidence from the novel.

2.  Why is Annabeth worried about the gifts Percy received?

3.  Explain how Percy tricks the giant.

Chapter 18:

4.  Describe the River Styx.  Why does it look this way?

5.  Do you feel sorry for Cerebus?  Would you have risked playing fetch if you were Annabeth?

Chapter 19:

6.  Describe the Fields of Asphodel.

7.  What is the terrible choice Percy faces when he decides to use the pearls?

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17.

Seventh Grade

- complete worksheet for A Long Walk to Water (website)--Due Monday

- Book report information is due Wednesday, December 17.

Eighth Grade

- complete questions for Chapter 6

- test Tuesday on Of Mice and Men

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17 (assignment will be posted and may be submitted as a Word file on Blackboard).

Wednesday, December 10

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 16 of The Lightning Thief and complete homework page.

Seventh Grade

- Quiz tomorrow on A Long Walk to Water

Eighth Grade

- Write response to  Literary Comparison discussed in class today.

Tuesday, December 9

Sixth Grade

- Complete all similes and metaphors; list items being compared for each

Seventh Grade

- chart evidence comparing Nya and Salva surviving in a challenging environment (a least three pieces of evidence for each)

- Quiz Thursday on A Long Walk to Water

Eighth Grade

- complete Literary Comparison for Chapter 4 (be ready to discuss)

- answer all questions for chapter 5

Friday, December 5

Sixth Grade

- Read chapters 12-15 of The Lightning Thief; record references to myths and summarize main idea

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 16 and 17 of A Long Walk to Water; record evidence responding to the following:  How Nya and Salva survive in a challenging environment f

- complete Christmas poem

Eighth Grade

- complete Literary Comparison for Chapter 4 (be ready to discuss)

- Tuesday, presentation of Character Project

- read Chapter 5 and answer questions by Tuesday

Wednesday/Thursday, December 3 &4

Sixth Grade

- Read chapter 11 of The Lightning Thief and record references to myths

- Complete Voyagers p. 95 Activity E

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 15 of A Long Walk to Water; record evidence responding to the following:  How Nya and Salva survive in a challenging environment from Chapters 14 and 15

- School Spelling Bee  will be on Friday, December 5

Eighth Grade

- complete Literary Comparison for Chapter 4 (be ready to discuss)

- Tuesday, presentation of Character Project

- read Chapter 5 and answer questions by Tuesday

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Tuesday, December 2

Sixth Grade

- complete first two columns of worksheet "This I learned from the passage" and "Words that helped" after reading pages 155-156

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Seventh Grade

- complete the paragraph response  to support the statement: "The character Salva is becoming brave and strong." (begin with an explanation of event connected to quote, state the quote and page number, finish with an summary/analysis)

- School Spelling Bee  will be on Friday, December 5

Eighth Grade

- complete paragraph response about Curley's wife 

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Monday, December 1

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 10 and make connections to the myth of Cronus

- define unfamiliar vocabulary words in the Myth of Cronus

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Seventh Grade

- Find evidence from Chapters 11-13 to support the following statement:  "The character Salva is becoming brave and strong."

- School Spelling Bee  will be on Friday, December 5

Eighth Grade

- Complete Chapter 4 and answer the remaining questions

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Tuesday, November 25

Sixth Grade

- Quiz tomorrow on stages of a hero's journey compared to Percy Jackson

- Read Chapter 9 and answer questions by Monday

Seventh Grade


- Quiz tomorrow on challenges faced by Nya and Salva

- Be prepared with selection for biography

- Bring in a drink for lunch tomorrow

Eighth Grade

- Answer questions for Chapter 4

Monday, November 24

Sixth Grade

- Quiz Wednesday on stages of a hero's journey compared to Percy Jackson

- complete final copy or draft of comparison to "The Hero's Journey"

Seventh Grade

- Re-read Chapters 9 and 10 and be prepared to justify your position on the following statement:

“Salva survives the desert crossing mostly because he is lucky. His personal qualities, such as bravery and persistence, have little to do with his survival.”

- Quiz Wednesday on challenges faced by Nya and Salva

 

Eighth Grade

- Idiom assignment must be handed in tomorrow - those that need to redo, were absent, or hand in (late)

- Once the summary is completed for your group project, it must be either printed out or handwritten.

Friday, November 20

Sixth Grade

- We will review your comparison of myths on Monday

- Quiz Wednesday on stages of a hero's journey compared to Percy Jackson

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 9 and 10 of A Long Walk to Water; compare Nya and Salva (at least 2 similarities and 2 differences)

- Quiz Wednesday on challenges faced by Nya and Salva

Eighth Grade

- idioms assignment for Chapter 3 is due Monday (you may type and print out, submit a handwritten copy, or submit on Blackboard)

 

Wednesday, November 19

Sixth Grade

- Read chapter 8 of The Lightning Thief and make comparisons to stages of a hero's journey in the novel to "The Hero's Journey." (complete the graphic organizer)

Seventh Grade

- Complete all questions for Excerpt 1 on the Nuer and Dinka tribes read in class.

- read over Excerpt 2

- return the report card envelope signed if you have not done so

Eighth Grade

-- Quiz tomorrow:  compare the characters George and Lennie; there will also be a question on their relationship

- finish reading Chapter 3

- idioms assignment for Chapter 3 is due Monday

Tuesday, November 18

Sixth Grade

- Write about one challenge Percy faced and compare this to "The Hero's Journey" (use information from the graphic organizers completed for Chapters 6 and 7 comparing the stages of a hero)

Seventh Grade

- Religion test tomorrow Chapater 22

- have the report card envelope signed and return by tomorrow

Eighth Grade

- Of Mice and Men (summarize the reading today)

- Check Blackboard for information on idioms as we continue to read Chapter 3

- continue to compare George and Lennie

- Quiz Thursday:  compare the characters George and Lennie; there will also be a question on their relationship.

Monday, November 17

Sixth Grade

- Finish reading Chapter 7 and write a summary for the chapter.

Seventh Grade

- Write a summary for Chapter 8 of A Long Walk to Water on the graphic organizer

- Religion test, Wednesday, Chapater 22

- If you were absent, check Blackboard for assignment and submit.

Eighth Grade

- Of Mice and Men question - Was George and Lennie's relationship always the same?  Explain

- Check Blackboard for information on idioms as we continue to read Chapter 3

- continue to compare George and Lennie

- Quiz Thursday:  compare the characters George and Lennie; there will also be a question on their relationship.

 

Friday, November 14

Sixth Grade

- Complete chart for Chapter 6 (comparing steps in Percy Jackson's stages of a hero to the short story "A Hero's Journey'

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 8 of A Long Walk to Water - complete vocabulary for Chapter 8

- Religion test, Wednesday, Chapater 22

- Have all tests signed and make corrections to social studies and science tests/quizes for Mrs. Macdonald. (due Monday)

Eighth Grade

- Have tests signed and make corrections to spelling/grammar test (return by Monday)

 

Thursday, November 13

Sixth Grade

- For students that did hand this in:  Write a paragraph describing what it means to be a hero.  Give an example of a character; inclde evidence (examples)

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 7 of A Long Walk to Water - complete vocabulary for Chapter 7

Eighth Grade

- Complete work for  Scope Magazine story.

- Read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men (answer questions and record information about your character)

Tuesday, November 11

Sixth Grade

- Write a paragraph describing what it means to be a hero.  Give an example of a character; inclde evidence (examples)

Seventh Grade

 

 

- Read Chapter 6 A Long Walk to Water and track of Nya's and Salva's experiences

 

Eighth Grade

- Read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men (answer questions and record information about your character)

Monday, November 10

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 5 of Percy Jackson and track evidence for question given

- Final copy of essay is due Thursday (attach good copy to front of draft)--remember this is a test grade

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 6 of A Long Walk to Water and record main idea (what is happening) with both Nya and Salva

- Memorize lines for skit by Thursday

Eighth Grade

- Those that did not return Reading tests on Monday must return them signed by Thursday.

- Read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men (answer questions and record information about your character)


Friday, November 7

Sixth Grade

- Have tests corrected and make corrections to spelling/grammar test (misspelled words must be written 5 times each).  Rewrite incorrect sentences.

Seventh Grade

- - Have tests corrected and make corrections to spelling/grammar test (misspelled words must be written 5 times each).  Rewrite incorrect sentences.

- Complete chapter review for Religion, chapter 22

Eighth Grade

- Reading tests must be signed and returned by Monday.

- Good Luck on the Tachs Exam

Thursday, November 6

Sixth Grade

- Fill in inferencing for Percy Jackson based on Challenges and Responses chart created for Chapter 4

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 4 of A Long Walk to Water and record the main idea (gist) for both stories of the chapter

Eighth Grade

- Good Luck on the Tachs Exam

Tuesday, November 4

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 2 of Percy Jackson and keep track of evidence for question given

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 3 of A Long Walk to Water and continue to fill in character chart

- Anyone absent today must look on Blackboard for the questions completed for Chapters 1 and 2 for A Long Walk to Water.

Eighth Grade

- complete final copy of Works Cited Page and hand in on Thursday

- Spelling test Thursday (know meanings of all words as well as previous words)

Monday, November 3

Sixth Grade

- Using evidence collected from Chapter 1 of The Lightning Thief, fill in character chart.

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 2 of A Long Walk to Water and complete comparison of characters

- Scope Magazine:  complete Closed Reading questions for "Is it Time for Cursive to Die?"

Eighth Grade

write five spelling sentences for the following spelling words:  boa constrictor, constrict, restrain, stringent, strainer

- be prepared with information to complete Works Cited Page for Salina Valley project

Friday, October 31

Sixth Grade

- complete Scope Magazine worksheet

Seventh Grade

- response to Religion question given in class related to "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God"

Eighth Grade

complete spelling worksheet

 

Thursday, October30

Sixth Grade

- spelling test tomorrow

Seventh Grade

- spelling test tomorrow

- have all tests signed; make corrections to S.S test

Eighth Grade

complete draft of urban narrative--complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)


Wednesday, October 29

Sixth Grade

- spelling test, Friday

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due tomorrow

- complete draft of entire composition by tomorrow

Seventh Grade

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, is due tomorrow

- spelling test Friday

Eighth Grade

complete draft of urban narrative--complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due tomorrow

Tuesday, October 28

 

Sixth Grade

- Write sentences for spelling words on Part I of worksheet reviewed today

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due Thursday

Seventh Grade

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, is due Thursday

- complete spelling worksheet

Eighth Grade -

- Part II of reading test tomorrow (unit test on Fever 1793);

Part II: composition (topic was given today--complete graphic organizer)

- complete draft of urban narrative--complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due Thursday

 

Monday, October 27

Sixth Grade

- complete spelling worksheet

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due Thursday

Seventh Grade

 

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, is due Thursday

- write a spelling sentence for each spelling word

Eighth Grade -

 

- Reading test tomorrow and Wednesday(unit test on Fever 1793); two parts:

Part I (Tuesday):  reading comprehension, characters, and plot structure

Part II (Wednesday):  composition (topic will be given on Tuesday)

- complete draft of urban narrative, complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due Thursday

 

 

Friday, October 24

Sixth Grade

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

- have tests signed and make corrections to Religion test

Eighth Grade

- If you were absent on Friday, hand in character traits chart, which was due Friday.

- unit test for Fever 1793, Tuesday and Wednesday

- research on Salinas Valley, CA (outline distributed in class) is due Monday; assignment outline is on Blackboard or click here for the complete outline

- complete draft of urban narrative, complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31 (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Wednesday, October 22

Sixth Grade

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a unit test on the book on Friday, October 24.

- Draft Introduction for composition about Peter Pan's and the Lost Boys' feelings about growing up.

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- My Brother Sam is Dead - Part I of unit test is tomorrow

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- Fever 1793, complete character traits chart by Friday

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Tuesday, October 21

Sixth Grade

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a unit test on the book on Friday, October 24.

- complete final copy on protagonist and antagonist; attach final copy to draft

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- Works of Mercy composition is due tomorrow (refer to outline distributed on Friday, 10/17) may be typed or handwritten

- My Brother Sam is Dead - two part unit test (Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24)

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- Fever 1793, complete character traits chart by Friday

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Monday, October 20

Sixth Grade

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a unit test on the book on Friday, October 24.

- complete draft on protagonist and antagonist

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- My Brother Sam is Dead - complete questions for Chapter 14 and Epilogue

- Works of Mercy composition is due Wednesday (refer to outline distributed on Friday, 10/17) may be typed or handwritten

- My Brother Sam is Dead - two part unit test (Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24)

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- Fever 1793, complete Chapter 28 and record traits in chart provided

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Friday, October 17

Sixth Grade

- make corrections to reading and grammar tests by Monday

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a test on the book on Friday, October 24

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- Complete questions for Chapters 11-13 for My Brother Sam is Dead; the book will be completed on Monday.

- If you didn't submit the Blackboard assignment, submit by Monday.

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- read Chapter 26 and complete question assigned in class; submit on Blackboard--any one that was absent, check with the student that took your assignments

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Thursday, October 16

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 16 and complete assignment for literature group

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

Have tests signed and make corrections to Reading test.

- Religion test, Chapter 21, tomorrow

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- finish reading Chapter 25; complete questions for chapters 22-25

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Wednesday, October 15

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 15 and complete assignment for literature group

- Grammar, test on appositives tomorrow

Seventh Grade

- complete draft of Modern Day Good Samaritan story

- Finish Chapter 12 and answer questions for Chapters 11 and 12

- Religion test, Chapter 21, Friday

Eighth Grade

- Finish reading Chapter 25; complete questions for chapters 22-25

Tuesday, October 14

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 14 and complete assignment for literature group

- Grammar, test on appositives on Thursday

Seventh Grade

- Cite evidence for Tim demonstrating childish actions and mature actions

- Religion test, Chapter 21, Friday

Eighth Grade

- Finish reading Chapter 22 and read Chapter 23; complete assignment for literature group

Thursday, October 9

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 11 and read Chapters 12 and 13--answer questions

- Grammar, test on appositives on Thursday

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 10 and 11, My Brother Sam is Dead--answer questions for Chapter 10

- Have all tests in test folder signed--make corrections to Mrs. Macdonald's assignments

Eighth Grade

- Read Chapters 20 and 21

- Complete Journal response for Chapters 18 and 19--print or write out response

Wednesday, October 8

Sixth Grade

 

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