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

April 22-25

Come support our Oasis Academy Bighorns girls’ softball team today (Monday) at 4:00 at the field behind E.C. Best. Any of my kiddos who attend will be excused from their reading log for the evening. I will be there until 5:20 or so. Please don’t forget that reading logs are due every Monday morning. Not doing them will result in zeroes, which really hurt overall grades. This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: We will start a new class book called Which Way to the Wild West,...

April 22, 2019 Read more

April 15-18

It was so nice to see so many of you last Friday at student-led conferences. If you were unable to make it in, please email me so we can set up another time for you and your child to come in and review progress. I am planning a class auction on Thursday, April 18th. If you are able and willing, please send in items for auction. Thanks so much, as always, for all of your support! This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: We will use different reading strategies to reading information text...

April 14, 2019 Read more

March 25-28

Spring Break is next week! I hope you all have a fabulous, restful, fun-filled week off! IXL Grades are due Thursday. Objectives assigned are: 7th grade: Y.1., Y.2, Y.3, BB.3, Q.1 8th Grade: K.4, K.5, FF.1, FF.2, N.1, N.2 This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: Students are finishing up their book club books that are set in the American Revolution time period. They are busy responding critically and finding evidence to support what they think. 7th Grade Writing: Day in the...

March 25, 2019 Read more

March 18-21

The end of the quarter is fast approaching. Students need to make sure their IXL objectives are done. Objectives are as follows: 7th grade: Y.1., Y.2, Y.3, BB.3, Q.1 8th Grade: K.4, K.5, FF.1, FF.2, N.1, N.2 This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: We will focus on book clubs this week. Students are reading a novel set in the American Revolution and completing response questions around it. They are working within a group, but are reading independently also. I am concentrating on...

March 17, 2019 Read more

March 11-14

There are only 3 weeks left in the 3rd quarter. Please make sure IXL objectives are mastered: Y.1, Y.2, Y.3 are the ones I have assigned up to this point. I may assign one or 2 more, but will allow time in class for students to work. Please make sure reading logs are being completed. I do take a classwork/homework grade for them, and multiple zeroes on reading logs can really hurt students’ grades. This week in class: 7th Grade Reading–Students will be put into book...

March 11, 2019 Read more

March 4-7, 2019

Reading Logs are due every Monday morning. Students should take care to make sure they are turning these in to avoid weekly zeroes on them. Class auction this Thursday afternoon–if you’re able, please send in small items to auction off. The kids enjoy these. Thank you so much for all of your previous donations! Homework: Read for 20 minutes each night and fill out log (2-4 sentence summary). If students don’t complete the summary they will not receive full credit on...

March 4, 2019 Read more

February 19-21

This week in class: 7th Grade Reading: We will continue with Blood on the River. Students are reading this independently for the most part, and answering comprehension questions every day. On Wednesday of this week students will take the reading MAPS assessment. This will allow me to see any gaps in student learning this year, and I will use data from the assessment to work in small groups or with individual students. 7th Grade Writing: Narratives (My Favorite Mistake) are due this...

February 19, 2019 Read more

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...

February 13, 2019 Read more

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,...

February 4, 2019 Read more

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...

January 28, 2019 Read more