7th Grade with Mrs. Byrd

Week Twenty-Six : March 2-5

Good morning! I wanted to send out a quick shout out to all the families that came to chat with your 7th graders about life in middle school. We had awesome attendance and I heard some pretty great conversations.  7th Reading – This week we are continuing to move through The Outsiders.  The class has been working hard on their habits of discussion and identifying narrative elements. After spring break, the class will participate in a whole group paideia seminar, so it is...

March 3, 2020 Read more

Week Twenty-Five : February 24-27

Parent Conferences –  I wanted to give everyone a heads up on parent conferences that will take place next Friday. This time around they will be student led, which means you don’t need to worry about signing up for conference times. Just show up and be sure to bring your kiddo in. They will share their accomplishments and goals with you at that time. Of course I will be here as well for any questions, comments or concerns that you may have.  I will be here Friday, February...

February 23, 2020 Read more

Week Twenty-Three : February 18-21

Happy Tuesday! I hope that everyone enjoyed our extra day off to spend some time with your family, celebrating Presidents Day! Reminder from the Front Office- The front parking lot is NOT a drop off zone. Again, please do NOT drop students off in the front parking lot. -Thanks! 7th Grade ELA – We started our next novel last week, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. This is one of my all time favorite books and I have hyped it up quite a bit. I hope that they enjoy it as much as I think they...

February 18, 2020 Read more

Week Twenty-Two : February 3-6

Valentine’s Day Candy Grams!  Sales start Monday and run through Wednesday, February 12th. Students in 3-12 can purchase Candy Grams during lunch blocks in the cafeteria from 12:00-1:00. No sales in the office or classrooms. Cost is .50 each.  Valentine’s Day! Since Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year we will not be having a Valentine’s celebration in class. However if your child would like to bring cards to shareon Thursday, February 13th, they are free to do...

February 2, 2020 Read more

Week Twenty-One: January 27-30

Good morning and Happy Monday!  Reminders… Candy Grams February 3rd-10th: Middle School Student Council will be selling candy grams to students in 3rd – 8th grades in the cafeteria during lunch blocks (11:30-1:00). Cost is .50 each. Students and parents will need to make any candy gram purchases during lunchtime. Middle School Valentines Day dance is Thursday, February 13th.  We will send out an email this week with all the details you should need. Please...

January 27, 2020 Read more

Week Twenty: January 21-23

Announcements –  Candy Grams February 3rd-10th: Middle School Student Council will be selling candy grams to students in 3rd – 8th grades in the cafeteria during lunch blocks (11:30-1:00). Cost is .50 each. Students and parents will need to make any candy gram purchases during lunchtime. This week I plan to take the class on a quick trip to Safeway to celebrate meeting our MAPS science goal. I made a deal with the kids and they killed it! We will make our voyage...

January 20, 2020 Read more

Week Nineteen – January 13-16

We’ve made it! We’re officially halfway through the school year! This week begins semester two and the third quarter. We’ll send home report cards on Thursday afternoon along with their MAPS family report. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember that next Monday, January 20th is Martin Luther King Jr day and therefore we will not have school. 7th & 8th Reading – This week we’re moving on with Steve Sheinkin’s...

January 12, 2020 Read more

Week Eighteen January 6-9

Good morning and Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a wonderful winter break and enjoyed some time with family and friends! I’m excited to hear about the class’s adventures and get back to a little more of a daily schedule. It turns out the my little Byrd family is really good at living the vacation life! =)  One Quick Announcement –  Please remember to turn in PE logs ASAP. The semester ends on Thursday, January 9th –  If you are not taking PE for an...

January 6, 2020 Read more

Week Seventeen – December 16-19

We’re nearly there, to a winter break and to a Happy New Year! Don’t forget, we will be exchanging gifts, feasting and watching Elf on Thursday, along with educational reading and writing activities of course! Therefore, if your 7th grader would like to bring in a pillow or blanket to wrap up in during our movie and reading , that would be awesome. As a reminder, Oasis students are allowed to wear anything “HOLIDAY.”  Think ugly sweaters, Christmas shirts, red, green,...

December 15, 2019 Read more

Week Fifteen December 2-5

Good morning and Happy Monday!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful fall break and enjoyed some time with family and friends for Thanksgiving!  Please don’t forget that this is our last week to donate a pair of PJs for our  high school and middle school student council Scholastic Pajama Drive.  Week Six is underway! This week in Reading we will be moving into a new class book,  Two Miserable Presidents: The Amazing, Terrible, and Totally True Story of...

December 2, 2019 Read more