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

September 17-20

Scholastic Book Order Class Code: HY4WP Vocabulary quiz Tuesday over the next 13 terms! This week in Mrs. O’s class: 7th grade ELA: Students will read informational text and use CAFE strategies Back up and Reread and Make Predictions and Confirm to better understand current events. We will read chapters 2-6 in Freak the Mighty, and students will use Habits of Discussion to address guiding and comprehension questions. We will work to always use evidence when answering verbally or on...

September 16, 2018 Read more

Week of September 10-13

Hi there! Here is a quick preview of our week coming up: 7th Grade ELA: Students will read and respond to nonfiction text with “The Week in Rap”. Students will be expected to respond to questions regarding current events with text evidence. We will start this verbally, then move into writing about it. They will use an annotation guide to decode poetry, starting with “Abandoned Farmhouse”, which focuses on personification. Finally, students will identify narrative...

September 9, 2018 Read more

Great First Day!

What an awesome first day of school I had with my 7th and 8th graders! We spent the day taking care of organizational stuff and overview of procedures. Parents, please remember to send signed paperwork back to school with your child as soon as possible. Our week: 7th Grade ELA–This week students will work on choosing a Good Fit Book for their Read to Self block of time. This book must be at their reading level. I will be assigning a CAFE strategy to each student to work on and discuss in...

September 4, 2018 Read more

Welcome to 7th and 8th grade with Mrs. O!

Hello, and welcome to my 7th and 8th grade classroom! This is going to be a wonderful year. Our daily schedule looks like this: 8:00-10:00 7th ELA 10:00-10:15 Snack recess 10:15-12:30 8th ELA 12:30-1:15 Lunch 1:15-3:15 Projects 3:15-4:00 Specials/P.E.  Here are some things to remember for this year: Scholastic Class Code: HY4WP (I will submit book orders, but you will need to place the orders online at https://clubs.scholastic.com/home. If you use the code I will receive the order and place it...

August 29, 2018 Read more