Mrs. O's 7th and 8th Grade Blog!

March 9-12

This week in class: I am planning to take the kids to the park on Thursday afternoon from 2:45-3:30 (ish). 7th Grade ELA–We will finish our class novel, The Outsiders, and on Thursday we will watch the movie version. This is a great way to compare/contrast text to the same story in another format. In writing, students will complete the rough drafts of their Day in the Life narratives. 8th Grade ELA–Students will continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird. This week we will...

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March 2-5

This week in class: 7th Grade ELA: Continue reading The Outsiders and using text evidence to support analysis. Students will fill out chapter organizers in preparation of our final exam–a Paideia Seminar! In writing, students will begin working on a narrative called “A Day in the Life”. They will choose an object they are familiar with and write a narrative from the point of view of it. This is a really fun writing assignment, and I’m excited to see the...

March 1, 2020 Read more

February 24-27

Student led conferences for 7th grade are this Friday, February 28th from 7:30-2:00. Please stop by with your student and let them show you their wonderful progress and share their goals with you! You don’t need an appointment–just show up in that time frame at your convenience. I look forward to seeing you all this Friday! This week in class: 7th Grade ELA–Students will continue reading The Outsiders. Together we will make connections to characters, discuss how the...

February 23, 2020 Read more

February 18-20

This week in class: 7th ELA: We will continue reading The Outsiders. Students will make predictions based on what we know about the characters. They will also identify themes and provide evidence to support their reasoning. In writing, students will finish their first narratives and begin working on some smaller pieces of writing that deal with our class novel. 8th ELA: While reading To Kill a Mockingbird, students will identify various themes and support them with evidence. They will...

February 18, 2020 Read more

February 10-13

A big congratulations to Troy Renfroe and Aubrey Vaughn for their outstanding performances at last week’s district spelling bee. We are so proud of both of you! Candy grams will be sold in the cafeteria until Wednesday, February 12th. Students in grades 3-12, and parents, may purchase. Students are welcome to hand out Valentines this Thursday at the end of the day. However, if they are handed out at school there must be one for each student in the class. This week: 7th Grade...

February 10, 2020 Read more

February 3-6

Candy grams will be sold Feb. 3rd-12th in the cafeteria from 12:00-1:00. Students in grades 3-12 may purchase, as well as parents. All purchases must be made in the cafeteria during the purchase times. Please understand that the office staff and teachers will not be selling these. Middle school Valentine’s dance is Thursday, February 13th from 7:00-10:00. Please bring a middle school aged friend–the more the merrier! This week in class: 7th Grade ELA–We will start...

February 2, 2020 Read more

January 27-30

The middle school Valentine’s dance is Thursday, February 13th from 7-10. Please mark calendars, show up, and bring a friend! Candy grams will be sold to students in grades 3-8 during lunch time in the cafeteria. They are .50 apiece. This week in class: 7th Grade ELA–We will finish Two Miserable Presidents and begin some pre-reading with our next class novel, The Outsiders. Students will take an open book comprehension test on TMP on Wednesday. They are working on their...

January 27, 2020 Read more

January 20-23

February 3-10: Middle School Student Council will be selling candy grams will be sold to students in grades 3-8 in the cafeteria during 3-8 lunch blocks (11:30-1:00). Cost is .50 apiece. Students and parents will need to make all purchases during this time. Middle school Valentine’s dance is Thursday, February 13 from 7-10. Mark your calendars! Retake/redo policy: Students may retake or redo any test or assignment (including big writing assignments) to earn a better grade....

January 20, 2020 Read more

January 6-9, 2020

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a fun, relaxing holiday break. I had a wonderful time with family and friends, but I’m always looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Please remember to turn in PE logs ASAP. If you are not taking PE for an elective the log is due this week, as the semester ends on January 9th. Students who don’t turn in a log will receive a Fail for PE on their report card. If your child is taking PE they don’t need to...

January 5, 2020 Read more

December 16-19

Happy last week of school before winter break! 🙂 Please remember that on Thursday students will fill each other’s stockings. If possible, please send in 24 inexpensive items to put in them (candy canes, homemade crafts, chocolates, anything goes! We will watch a movie this Thursday, December 19th in the afternoon. More details to come as soon as the kids decide what they want to see! It will be a holiday movie, rated G or PG for sure. 8th grade parents and students: This...

December 16, 2019 Read more