Happenings This Week

7th L.A.:
Students are continuing to work on their compare/ contrast research essay.  We will be "backwards writing" by beginning with construction of body paragraphs first.  We will wrap up the week with the introduction and conclusion. The goal of this unit is to implement cited research to show similarities and differences, use transitions effectively, and demonstrate knowledge of MLA formatting.

7th Social Studies:
The test on the American Revolution will be Wednesday, Sept. 25.  Students should use the guided notes packet, as well as the study guide we completed as a whole class to prepare.  On Thursday, we will look closely at the Declaration of Independence draft and final product to compare and contrast ideals presented.

7th Vocab: 
Unit 2 vocabulary extension assignment (choice of story with 15 words or example/ non-example pictures with template provided in class) due Wednesday, 9/25.  Unit 3 will begin Wednesday. 
Unit 3 workbook pages and extra credit cards: due Wednesday, Oct. 3
Test: Thursday, Oct. 4
Spelling test: Friday, Oct. 5th

8th L.A.:

Students will begin the week by finishing country research presentations.  The remainder of the week students will be working in focused groups for grammar and writing skills.  The class will alternate between writing assignments and grammar in preparation for the high school entrance exam test, as well as meeting 8th grade grammar and writing standards.