Happy National Chicken Little Awareness Day – Tuesday – April 9, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  If you didn’t get a chance to come to our school visitation day, then you missed out!  Make sure you check our school’s Facebook page for the videos about finances for next year and the worship that the students did.  It was awesome!  


What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  We  continue our unit, “The Exile returns”. This week’s focus is priorities and how we need to make sure that God is our #1 priority.  We will talk about how if our priorities are out of whack, the rest of our life will suffer.  We see this example in the story of Nehemiah and his desire to rebuild the wall of the great city.  

Math –  We started our test over Fractions and Decimals today.  After we finish our test, we ill return to our study on Algebraic Expressions with Decimals.  Friday will be our Khan Academy review day.  Next up,  we will work on graphing data and equations.  

Reading –  This week, we finish our “Have Compassion” unit. The 6th graders presented their projects today.  Our final book assignment is a project.  For the 7th & 8th grade, they will be reading two chapter books, completing  projects over each book, and then write a Compare and Contrast paper about the books.  The 6th graders will have a similar project, but will only be reading a single textbook, but will complete the assignments based on the one book and its correlation with real life.  Also, remember, the 2 PR books for this quarter.  

Spelling – The end of the year brings a different focus to spelling class.  Until May 9, the class will be studying the National Spelling Bee list for their weekly spelling words.  These words are grade level words that students need to know how to study and be familiar with.  Each week, until our class spelling be on May 9, the class will be studying and doing activities on 50 words.  At the end of each week, there will be a test over 20 random words from their 50 word list from that week.  The final test, on May 9, will be an in-class Spelling Bee where they will be randomly tested over a portion of all of the  words on their grade level list. 

Social Studies – Ch.10 & 11 – We are learning about the new government and how it struggled to govern itself.  We will read/ learn about the impact made by those struggles.  Along with the reading, students will be working on an in-class newspaper project, where they will report, in different forms, about the events that were taking place at the time.  This newspaper project will be due Wednesday, May 1.

Science –  We are learning about  vertebrates and invertebrates, their characteristics, and how they are classified.  Ch.2 – 6th grade / Ch.2&3 – 7th and 8th grade

Language Arts – This week, we continue writing our 5 paragraph essay about our favorite vacations.  Students should have had their 1st draft turned in to me by today.  As the week progresses, they will be completing their drafts and completing the writing project.  


Final thoughts… 

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app on a regular basis!  I will communicate mainly from there.    
  • Thank you to the parents and students that came to our school visitation day!  So much great information regarding next year!
  • Students received their missing assignment reports yesterday.  I texted parents on the REMIND app.
  • Students that are helping, or want to help, with the car wash this Friday, need to bring clothes to get wet.  Please make sure to have a cover shirt and appropriate length shorts to get wet.  
  • Next week, while I am gone at Outdoor School, Mr. Anthes will be my classroom sub.  

Look ahead –

6 – Outdoor School trip will be Sunday, April 14 – Thursday, April 18.  This is a conference sponsored trip at Camp Hoblitzelle, near Keene, TX.  Each student went home with their total amount, permission slips and forms, and their packing list.  We will have a brief meeting after school on Friday to answer any last minute questions regarding our trip.  Please meet in my classroom at 2:30pm.  

8 – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23.  There is a fee for graduation: for gowns, caps, decorations, etc.  Those fees will be discussed by the school committee and I will communicate with you soon.  Also, 8th grade class skip day will be discussed in the coming weeks.  Keep your eyes open!  


Important Dates – April/May

  • Monday, April 8 – Outdoor School money and paperwork due 
  • Tuesday, April 9 – Math test
  • Thursday, April 11 – 8th grade fundraiser – Dress Down Day – $3
  • Friday, April 12 – School Fundraiser Car wash – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday, April 14 – Thursday, April 18 – Outdoor School for 6th grade / Mr. Anthes – sub
  • Friday, April 19 – No School / Good Friday
  • Thursday, April 25 – SA fundraiser – Dress Down Day – $3
  • Monday, April 29 – May 3 – Student Week of Prayer
  • Wednesday, May 1 – SS Newspaper due
  • Saturday, May 4 – Education Sabbath – Required attendance
  • Thursday, May 9 – Class Spelling Bee
  • Friday, May 10 – School Fun Run – more details soon
  • Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 – Reading Presentations
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation 
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School
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