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Week Thirteen – November 11-14

November 11, 2019 by Shayna Byrd

Happy Veteran’s Day! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and took some time to thank those who protect our freedoms and have served our country. Last week the class made some really cool cards for the service members aboard one of the air-craft carriers that had their patrol extended. I’m very proud of the kind words they shared. 

Coat Drive:

National Junior Honor Society is collecting coats, jackets, sweatshirts, snow pants, warm hats, gloves and scarves now through November 14th.  There are donation boxes in the front office. 

Pajama Drive:

High school and middle school student councils will be participating in the Scholastic Pajama Drive again this year. We will collect new pajamas for children in need in our area. The tags should be on. We need all sizes (infant to teens). The  drive will run from November 12-December 6. Donations can be dropped off in Mrs. O’Flaherty’s room. Our goal for this year is 150 sets of pajamas! Let’s do it! If you have any questions please email Mrs. O’Flaherty. Thank you so much for all of your support! 

Reading- 

This week the 7th grade class is working their novel projects. The 7th grade team is working in groups to build a 3D representation of a scene from the novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Then they will be writing informatively about the story elements of the novel and their project. I’m excited about the chapters the teams chose and their blueprint ideas are real cool!

8th Grade Reading –  

We will continue to make our way through  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As we read, the class is constantly stopping to add notes and discuss the duality that is apparent on each and every page.

7th & 8th Grade Writing –

This week both classes will begin their argumentative essays. Students have chosen topics and have made claims. This week they will work on setting reasons and finding evidence from reliable sources to support their thesis statements. 

Science – For their final biodiversity project, students will work in teams and as research scientists to educate themselves about an endangered animal’s habitat, reproduction, future, history, appearance/behavior, enemies, and survival. Teams will develop a plan of recovery to present to the class with their slides presentations.