Welcome to 2019-2020 School Year!

Welcome Middle School Families!

We have completed our first week of the new school year. Your students are already off to a great start.  I want to welcome the new 6th grade families to Middle School and so glad to see our returning families to Middle School.

This week we are beginning our first week of Reading and Writing workshop. Your students will read and write every single day. Over the next 4 to 5 weeks, they are going to write about their reading and discover the many themes that are hidden in fictional work. Additionally, they will create several personal trouble stories in our narrative writing unit. Your students will move from writing in booklets to notebooks.  I am excited about the work we will do in this unit.  This unit is setup to not only increase your students’ volume of reading and writing, but to get them to critically think and write at the same time.

Be on the lookout of pictures of the work we will do this year.

Please be sure to check your email regularly as I send many updates and important information. Also, if you are not already signed up for ClassDojo, please do so.

ELA Syllabus 2019-2020

Catholic Schools Week 2019

Today kicks off the 2019 Catholic Schools Week!  We have a week full of activities to celebrate.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2019

Congratulations to the 8th Grade for moving one step closer to confirmation!!

This week in ELA, students will work on close reading strategies and previewing our next class novels. To celebrate Black History Month, we will read novels and poems from prominent African-Americans.

Below is the main text that each grade level will be reading over the next couple of weeks.

6th Grade will be reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/108077.The_Watsons_Go_to_Birmingham_1963

7th Grade will be reading A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5517.A_Raisin_in_the_Sun

8th Grade will read All American Boys by  Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiley.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25657130-all-american-boys

 

 

 

Welcome to Week #8

This school year is flying by! We are already in week 8, and we have a lot going on.

 

6th Grade just finished reading Schooled, but we are not done yet. We will be doing some close reading to identify character traits. We will be exploring diversity and uniqueness in other text.  Then, we will be making I AM posters to celebrate each student in their diverse and unique ways.

In 7th Grade, we are still making our way through Fish in a Tree. We are still learning so much about Ally Knickerson.  As we explore, 7th graders are doing self-reflections about some of the issues they encounter in the novel. 7th grade will also create I AM posters.

8th Graders are working their way through the many wonders of Wonder. We are uncovering Mr. Browne’s precepts and learning how to choose kind. 8th grade will also create I AM posters.

Across middle school, we are learning how to use descriptive language in our writing. We are learning to write using bold and vivid language.

Get ready, get ready!

We are 2 weeks from the 8th grade fundraising diner. Please come out and join the 8th Grade class as we sponsor our Mexican Night Diner. We will have music, dancing, and great food.

Finally, Boosterthon FUNRUN this Thursday. Thank you all for your hardwork and getting pledges. We still have a few days to go. Keep pushing!!