Dear Parents and Students –
It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days into the month of May! We are loving the sunshine and warmth every day. Please see the individual class tabs for classroom information and assignments. Have a wonderful week!
– Miss McCarthy
Please make sure library books are being returned each week as we are now approaching the last few weeks of school.
Due to NWEA testing, students can expect to receive additional support in reading and math during their weekly library time.
Homework: The 6th graders are continuing The Railway Children, by E. Nesbit. Through weekly multiple choice quizzes, students are assessed on both reading comprehension and vocabulary.
What are Chapter Notes?
Students should be taking notes about the characters and events throughout the story. We are trying an adaptation of Cornell notes as a new method for note taking. The purpose of these chapter notes is to develop critical thinking skills and help students organize the events of the story. Students will be allowed to use these notes on their weekly quizzes and notes will be submitted with quizzes for grading. See below for the note-taking template.
Checklist for Chapter Notes:
Upcoming Quiz Dates:
Tuesday, May 9 – Chapters 9 and 10
Grammar: We have spent a lot of time with our grammar books in the last few weeks studying types of nouns and pronouns as well as diagramming sentences. Students should expect to focus on verbs and adjectives for the remainder of the school year. We will continue diagramming sentences as well.
There is no homework for the 8th graders this week.