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February 11-14

We will have a small Valentine’s Day party on Thursday, February 14th. Students are welcome to bring in Valentines to exchange. They received a lists with all students’ names on Monday. I have also added the names at the bottom of this post. Wear red, white, or pink (Valentine colors) for $1 on Thursday. All money collected will be donated to Mrs. Antoniono and her family. The middle school Valentine’s Day Dance is this Thursday from 7-10 pm. Cost is $5. Students are...

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February 4-7

Students, don’t miss the middle school Valentine’s Dance on February 14th from 7:00-10:00! Student Council will sell candy grams every day during lunch until February 13th. They are .50 apiece and will be delivered on Valentine’s Day to kids’ classrooms. This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: Students will read 6-8 chapters in our class novel, Blood On the River. They will respond to the novel with evidence based answers surrounding possible themes,...

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January 28-31

Students will have a different reading log beginning this week. Along with writing down the date and having parents sign, they will need to complete a 3-5 sentence summary of what they read. I will check these every Monday morning for completion and a homework grade. This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: We will start a new class novel called Blood On the River. It is set in Colonial America and coincides with our study of American Colonization in social studies. 7th Grade...

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January 22-24

Don’t forget to study for Wednesday’s vocabulary test in science! This week in class: 7th Grade Reading–We will read current events and identify main idea and use inferences to make predictions. Students will continue to focus on figurative language and identifying various forms, as well as explaining the author’s reason for using it. 7th Grade Writing–Students will write an unassisted argumentative essay on Wednesday and Thursday. This will be a quarter...

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January 14-17

Family Reading Night is this Tuesday, January 15 from 5:30-6:30. Please stop by and see what reading looks like in our classroom. Students should be working to master the assigned IXL objectives: Y.5, Y.6, Y.7, J.3, F.3, J.3. Scores for these are due no later than January 20th. We will have an auction this Thursday, January 17. Any donations of fun items (Dollar Tree) are always greatly appreciated! This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: On Tuesday and Wednesday students will...

January 13, 2019 Read more

December 17-20

Wednesday, December 19th, 7:00 PM is Mrs. Barton’s Christmas Concert at the Fallon Convention Center. Please plan to have your kiddos there a few minutes early, and dressed in nice concert attire. Mrs. Barton needs donations of desserts (cookies and other finger desserts) and would appreciate any help in that area.  This Thursday students will stuff stockings in the classroom. If possible, please send 25 small treats for your child to put in each stocking. We will stuff them...

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December 10-13

Please don’t forget to donate to our pajama drive, if possible! This is the last week to do so. We are trying so hard to reach our goal of 100 sets of pajamas for our local children. Next Thursday we will stuff stockings. Students should plan to bring 25 stuffers (cheap, Dollar Tree, homemade….anything goes!). We will also watch a movie and enjoy the day with treats and fun. This week: 7th Grade Reading–Continue with Outsiders; work on answering questions with text evidence,...

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December 3-6

Student Council Pajama Drive will continue until Thursday, December 13th. Please send donations of brand new pajamas to benefit local children.  Parent showcase for our simple machine project is this Thursday, December 6th from 2:30-3:15. Please come see the amazing work your kids have done on this project. It’s impressive. 8th Grade Caroling night is Thursday, December 6th from 5:30-8:00. This is for 8th graders only. Permission slips have been emailed, and I also have copies in my...

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November 26-29

Let the holiday fun begin! Every year I make stockings for the kids and hang them in the classroom during the holiday season (by “make” I mean “buy and paint their names on them”….I wish I was craftier, but…..).  As a fun activity, I ask that students bring something on the last day before Christmas break (December 20th this year)  to put in each student’s stocking. This is not meant to be stressful or costly in any way. I encourage the kids to think...

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November 12-15

8th Grade Caroling is Thursday, December 6th. We are hoping ALL 8th grade students attend this awesome event. Class auction for 7th grade this Thursday, November 15. If possible, please consider sending in fun items for kids to buy with their class money. 🙂 7th Grade Reading: This week we will begin reading The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. Students will conduct an author study, complete an anticipatory set about issues surrounding the novel, and complete character portraits after reading...

November 13, 2018 Read more