7th Grade



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Welcome Back to School!!!

 

**Parents--Seventh and Eighth grade students have been submitting assignmentsthrough Blackboard on their Ipad.  Log in with their account to check their grades.***

Interim testing will take place Tuesday (math) and Wednesday (ELA).

 

 

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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

Use appositives to combine each pair of sentences.  Write completed sentences in the grammar section of your binder.

1.   John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusettes. John Adams was a founding father of the United States.

2. James Madison became the fourth President of the United States. James Madison was an experienced statesman.

3. Alexander Graham Bell became famous. Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.

4. Bell was born in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland.

5. Bell will always be remembered for the telephone. The telephone is the first device to successfully transmit speech over a wire.

 

Seventh Grade

- Religion - complete Work of Mercy assignment

- My Brother Sam is Dead - answer the following question for Chapter 9: Explain how Tim fooled the cow-boys. What can you conclude about Tim’s character from this incident?

 

Eighth Grade

- bring in story map and flash drive for Urban Narrative

- Fever 1793 - Journal assignment is due Tuesday

- read Chapters 20 and 21 by Tuesday

Tuesday, October 7

Sixth Grade

- Test tomorrow on Chapters 1 through 6 of Peter Pan

Seventh Grade

- complete class work for Chapters 5-8 on worksheet

- answer questions on Blackboard

Eighth Grade

- answer the following question on Blackboard--Describe what Matilda and her grandfather discover when they return to the coffeehouse

Monday, October 6

Sixth Grade

- Write five sentences with appositives for the nouns given

- Test Wednesday on Chapters 1 through 6 of Peter Pan

Seventh Grade

- Test tomorrow on My Brother Sam is Dead (Chapters 1-6) Make sure you study elements of historical fiction and examples--refer to class work completed for Chapters 1 and 2 as well as previous quiz and hand out in binder.

- anyone that didn't get tests signed and make corrections must do so by tomorrow

Eighth Grade

- assignment for Chapters 15-17 Fever 1793 (see October 3) will be collected tomorrow

- Test tomorrow on Chapters 1 through 14 of Fever 1793

Friday, October 3

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 10.  Give examples of Peter Pan acting as an adult and examples of Peter Pan acting as a child from Chapters 8 through 10.

- Test next Wednesday on Chapters 1 through 6 of Peter Pan

Seventh Grade

- Test next Tuesday on My Brother Sam is Dead (Chapters 1-6)

- Have test folders signed and make corrections to Religion test and Reading quiz.

- Complete classwork sheet (Chapters 5-8)

Eighth Grade

- Read Chapters 15 through 17 of Fever 1793 and complete the assignment handed out today.  Click Here for Chapters 15-17 Assignment

- Test next Tuesday on Chapters 1 through 14 of Fever 1793

Thursday, October 2

Sixth Grade

- Complete comparison between the sequence of events in Chapter 8 of Peter Pan to the video scene of the Mermaid's Lagoon.

(This will be handed in tomorrow along with the sequence of events for Chapter 8.)

- Test next Wednesday on Chapters 1 through 6 of Peter Pan

Seventh Grade

- Test next Tuesday on My Brother Sam is Dead (Chapters 1-6)

- Read Chapter 8 if you have not yet completed.

Eighth Grade

- all late assignments must be handed in tomorrow

- Test next Tuesday on Chapters 1 through 14 of Fever 1793

Tuesday, September30

Sixth Grade

Read Chapter 7 in Peter Pan, and answer three questions.

Seventh Grade

- Read chapters 6 and 7, My Brother Sam is Dead

- complete Blackboard assignment

Eighth Grade

- complete vocabulary assignment on Blackboard

- final copy of The Great Fire essay has been changed to Thursday (staple good copy to draft)

- return test signed

Monday, September 29

Sixth Grade

- Voyagers textbook p 331 exercise 2; Write out sentences completely.

Seventh Grade

- write three character traits each for Tim and Sam; include evidence (quotes or paraphrase) and include page number

Eighth Grade

- If you didn't hand in The Great Fire paragraph, submit it through blackboard by tonight or hand in a hard copy tomorrow.

- Anyone absent today must check assignment on blackboard and complete questions for Fever chapters 9 And 10.

- research of city is due tomorrow

- final copy of The Great Fire essay is due Wednesday

Friday, September 26

Sixth Grade

1.  Read chapter 6 and answer questions

Seventh Grade
1.  Final copy of religion poem is due Monday
2.  Read chapter 4 and answer questions
Eighth Grade
1.  Read chapters 9 and 10; answer remaining question
2.  Journal response - How is the urban setting portrayed in "The Great Fire" excerpt, poem "Chicago", video, and photos?
3.  Research city assigned by Tuesday

Thursday, September 25

Sixth Grade

1.  Read chapter 5 and summarize - Who? What? Where? When? Why?; highlight unfamiliar vocabulary and define in vocabulary section of notebook

2.  Complete comparison of poem and video--think about mood (emotion), tone (author's attitude), structure (rhyme), narrator's voice, etc

Seventh Grade

1.  Complete draft of poem for religion.

Eighth Grade

1.  Read chapters 7 and 8; answer questions related to chapters


Wednesday, September 24

Sixth Grade

1.  Read chapter 5 and summarize - Who? What? Where? When? Why? (Due Friday); highlight unfamiliar vocabulary and define iSeventh Graden vocabulary section of notebook

Seventh Grade

1.  Reading quiz tomorrow

2.  Read chapter 4 and look for evidence to answer questions

3.  Literary elements worksheet must be completed - will be reviewed and handed in

Eighth Grade

1.  Read chapters 7 and 8; answer questions related to chapters (due Friday)


Tuesday, September 23

Sixth Grade

1.  reading quiz tomorrow on character traits in Peter Pan - be prepared

2.  Finish Chapter 4 and keep track of information to answer questions--use post it notes, highlight

Seventh Grade

1.  Religion test tomorrow - chapter 20

2.  Finish reading chapter 3 and record historical fiction elements on chart

3.  Reading quiz on Thursday - study historical fiction elements plus evidence from novel

Eighth Grade

1.  Reading quiz tomorrow - study characteristics of a city and those related to the novel; be able to support with evidence

2.  Finish reading chapter 6 and make an inference for each of the three examples of foreshadowing

Monday, September 22

Sixth Grade

1.  do spelling corrections if you have not handed in

2.  reading quiz Wednesday on character traits in Peter Pan - be prepared

3.  finish Venn diagram

Seventh Grade

1.  Religion test Wednesday  - chapter 20

2.  Reading quiz on Thursday - study historical fiction elements plus evidence from novel

Eighth Grade

1.  Reading quiz on Wednesday - study characteristics of a city and those related to the novel; be able to support with evidence


Friday, September 19

Sixth Grade

- Reading - read chapter 3 of Peter Pan and answer questions by Monday

- Spelling - make corrections to spelling test--on a separate sheet of loose leaf, write all misspelled words 5 times each and rewrite all incorrect sentences correctly; attach to test

Seventh Grade

Reading - read chapter 2 and answer questions for My Brother Sam is Dead by Monday

Religion - test on Wednesday; study all highlighted information and notes

- any test folder and test corrections not returned today must be in on Monday

Eighth Grade

Reading - read through Chapter 5 and answer all remaining questions by Monday

- tests and corrections not returned today must be returned by Monday

Thursday, September 18

Sixth Grade

- Reading - record text evidence for character traits we did in class

Seventh Grade

Reading - complete class work worksheet for Chapter 1 of My Brother Sam is Dead

- complete all questions given for My Brother Sam is Dead (write out complete answers with text evidence)

- have test folders signed and make corrections for spelling test on loose leaf; return all tests signed by tomorrow

Eighth Grade

Reading - Answer first five questions for Fever 1793 by tomorrow

- read through Chapter 5 and answer remaining questions by Monday

- have tests signed; make corrections to spelling test including sentences; return tomorrow

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Wednesday, September 17

Sixth Grade

- Peter Pan - read Chapters 1 and 2.  Cite evidence which demonstrates setting and keep track of characters and their information; Write questions you have during reading (what you do not understand).

Seventh Grade

Religion - Composition on Cardinal Virtue  (instructions given in class--at least three paragraphs--handwritten on loose leaf)

Eighth Grade

Reading - Finish Chapter 2 and record character traits for Matilda, Mother, Grandfather and Eliza

Tuesday, September 16

Sixth Grade

- Peter Pan - read Chapters 1 and 2.  Cite evidence which demonstrates setting and keep track of characters and their information; Write questions you have during reading (what you do not understand).

Seventh Grade

Religion - write an example for each of the four Cardinal Virtues

Reading - complete map skills for My Brother Sam is Dead

Eighth Grade

Composition (due tomorrow) - respond to the following in no less than three paragraphs:  How did the characteristics of a city contribute to the great fire?

Reading (due Thursday) - Finish Chapter 2 and record character traits for Matilda, Mother, Grandfather and Eliza

Monday, September 15

Sixth Grade

- define words

- finish reading

- $7.00 for purchase of Peter Pan by Monday, September 15

Seventh Grade

- Purchase My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier and Collier, by Monday, September 15.

 

Eighth Grade

- be reading to discuss "The Great Fire" --hightlight characteristics of a city

-  Purchase Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, by Monday September 15.

Thursday, September 11

Sixth Grade

- rewrite proofreading on loose leaf

- Spelling test tomorrow

- $7.00 for purchase of Peter Pan by Monday, September 15

Seventh Grade

- spelling test tomorrow

- complete close reading questions

- research is due Monday

- Purchase My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier and Collier, by Monday, September 15.

Eighth Grade

- spelling test tomorrow

- research is due Monday

-  Purchase Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, by Monday September 15.

Wednesday, September 10

Sixth Grade

- write sentences for ten spelling words

- Spelling test on Friday

- $7.00 for purchase of Peter Pan by Monday, September 15

Seventh Grade

- spelling test Friday

- Purchase My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier and Collier, by Monday, September 15.

Eighth Grade

- spelling test Friday

-  Purchase Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, by Monday September 15.

Tuesday, September 9

Sixth Grade

- Spelling test on Friday

- $7.00 for purchase of Peter Pan by Monday, September 15

Seventh Grade

- complete ten spelling sentences

- Purchase My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier and Collier, by Monday, September 15.

Eighth Grade

- Write sentences for next five spelling words

- highlight information for text to text connection

-  Purchase Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, by Monday September 15.

Monday, September 8

Sixth Grade

- complete ten spelling definitions

- $7.00 for purchase of Peter Pan by Monday, September 15

Seventh Grade

- Wear gym uniform tomorrow

- Purchase My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier and Collier, by Monday, September 15.

Eighth Grade

- Write sentences for first five spelling words

-  Purchase Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, by Monday September 15.

Friday, September 5

Seventh Grade

1.  Return all necessary forms sent home on Thursday and Friday signed (Emergency, IRIS Alert, Bus, etc.).

2.  Purchase My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier and Collier, by Monday, September 15.

Eighth Grade

1.  Purchase Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, by Monday September 15.

Thursday, September 4

Seventh Grade

1.  Return all necessary forms signed (Emergency, IRIS Alert, Bus, etc.)

2.  Please purchase My Brother Sam is Dead by Monday, September 15

 

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- Seventh Grade

- Eighth Grade

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