Happy National Peace Rose Day – Monday – April 29, 2019

Happy Monday!  I hope you had an amazing weekend!  Mine was wonderful.  I had an amazing, spirit-filled Sabbath, got to spend time with family, and celebrated Eli’s 5th birthday.  It was fantastic!  

What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  This week is our Student Week of Prayer.  We will meet every morning for a student-led chapel with the emphasis on Prayer.  Thursday is the day our class will lead worship.  Today was a great way to start off the week… I am so looking forward to what God has in store for us as the week unfolds.  

Math –  We will be finishing up our lesson on Algebraic Expression with Decimals and Fractions.  We are reviewing our work and will be finished by the end of the week.  

Reading –  We are on our final book assignment project.  For the 7th & 8th grade, they are reading two chapter books, completing  projects over each book, and then writing 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.  Today was the last working class time.   It is due on Wednesday, May 1.

Science –  We learned about Adaptation last week and will do a handful of fun labs about he concept of Adaptation.  Our next topic of study is over Ecosystems.  

Language Arts – Essays should be turned in by now. If not, then students need to get them turned in by the end of this week.  This week’s focus is on the Opinion Editorial that will go in our SS Newspaper project.  

Final thoughts… 

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app on a regular basis!  I will communicate mainly from there.    
  • Education Sabbath is this Sabbath, May 4.  All students need to be here.  Please arrive by or before 10:30am. Thank you!
  • The Fun Run will be on Friday, May 10.  This will be an off campus event.  It will be at McDade Park.  The time for the event will be a regular school day – from 8:30 – 2pm, and attendance will be taken. The race itself will run from 9am – 11am.  We do request that parents attend the event, and you are able to leave after the race takes place and the awards are given out.  If you would like to get a t-shirt, breakfast, and medal, the fee for participation is $25.  If you would just like to run in the event, then you may run for free.  It will be a blast of a day! 

Look ahead –

May 10 – Fun Run – Students that register, pay, and participate in the Fun Run will have some great benefits.  They will get credit for participating.  They will get a 100% for every day of PE the last week of school.  Plus, they will not have to run the Panther Mile that last week.  Plus, I will also be offering extra credit for those that participate.  Make sure to sign up!  

8 – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23.  There is a fee for graduation: for gowns, caps, decorations, etc.  Tomorrow is the final administrative graduation committee meeting, so I should be able to let you know what the final fees are this next week.  From the looks of it, though, with all the fundraising, it doesn’t look like parents will have to pay for much of anything.  That is awesome! 

8 –  We are preparing for and beginning the slide show for graduation.  All 8th graders need to bring 5-8 pictures that they want in the slide show.  These pictures need to be baby pictures all the way through to current.  If you haven’t already brought those in, make sure they are brought in by Wednesday. 

Friday, May 3 – Class Reward – The whole class earned a behavioral award and voted to do a “Nailed It” style cooking challenge.  This challenge will be students taking the ingredients they are given to create a masterpiece of a dessert that looks the same as the dessert that is pictured.  This will be a fun reward for the class 🙂

Important Dates – April/May

  • Monday, April 29 – May 3 – Student Week of Prayer
  • Wednesday, May 1 – SS Newspaper due
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Final day to turn in 8th grade pictures or slide show
  • Thursday, May 2 – 6th – 8th grade Week of Prayer day
  • Friday, May 3 – Spelling Test
  • Saturday, May 4 – Education Sabbath – Required attendance
  • Thursday, May 9 – Class Spelling Bee
  • Friday, May 10 – School Fun Run – see flyers going home
  • Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 – Reading Presentations
  • Friday, May 17 – Memory Verse test
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation 
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School

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