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Lesson Plans for May 14-18

May9

 

PreAP
  • Monday
  • SSR
  • MURDER MYSTERY SCAVENGER HUNT
  • Tuesday
  • TEST OVER AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
  • 40 BOOK CHALLENGE CHECK
  • Wednesday
    • STAAR SCIENCE
  • Thursday
    • STAAR SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Friday
  • 8TH GRADE REWARD DAY

 

Reading
  • Monday
  • SSR
  • TEST OVER SWALLOWING STONES
  • STAAR Math Retest
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • JOURNAL CHECK
    • 40 BOOK CHALLENGE CHECK
    • STAAR Reading Retest
  • Wednesday
    • STAAR SCIENCE
  • Thursday
    • STAAR SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Friday
  • 8TH GRADE REWARD DAY

 

Lesson Plans for May 7-11

May7

 

PreAP
    • Monday
      • SSR
      • And then there were none Activities Work Day
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read and Discuss Chp. 14-15
    • Test over 12-15
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Read and discuss chp. 16-17
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read Chp. 18-end
    • Friday
      • SSR
      • And then there were none Activities Work Day–ALL ACTIVITIES DUE TODAY
  • SWallowing Stones Activities Work Day
  • SWallowing Stones Activities Work Day–ALL ACTIVITIES DUE TODAY
Reading
    • Monday
  • SSR
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read Chp. 19-20
    • SLide 10:  Retell the Legend of the ghost tree in your own words
  • Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Read Chp. 21-22
  • Slide 11:  Why has Amy kept Michael’s secret this whole time?
  • Thursday
  • SSR
  • Read Chp. 23-the Healing
  • Slides 12 and 13:  What does Jenna figure out about her feelings surrounding her boyfriend? What is symbolic about Jenna and Michael meeting at the ghost tree?
    • Friday
  • SSR

 

Lesson Plans for April 9-13

April9

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR
  • Reading Review Escape Room
Tuesday
  • STAAR MATH
Wednesday
  • STAAR READING
Thursday
  • SSR
  • POETRY TEST
Friday
  • SSR
  • FINISH POETRY TEST
  • Reading:  INTRODUCE SWALLOWING STONES CHOICE BOARD
  • PreAP:  INTRODUCE AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Activities

STAAR Tests on April 10-11

April3

Just a friendly reminder that our 8th graders will be taking their STAAR Math and Reading tests next week.  Math will be on Tuesday, and Reading will be on Wednesday.

Early Release Day Cancelled

January19

Due to being out for bad weather this week, the early release scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 has been cancelled.  It will be a regular school day.

Parent Letter

January9

Your student will be bringing home a letter today which addresses guidelines we will be strictly enforcing during the new semester.  Please read and discuss it with your child.  The bottom portion is to be signed and returned by Friday, January 12th.

I am attaching a copy in case yours doesn’t make it home.  Responsibility Letter for 8th graders

Important Dates for This 9 Weeks

January8

Your students have 3 assignments that will be due at the end of this 9 weeks.

  • Friday, February 23–Reading Response–This is a response to a part in a book that they have read for their 40 Book Challenges this 9 weeks.  It is to be completed in their journals following the guidelines I have provided for them.
  • Monday, February 26–AOW Response–This is a response to 1 of their AOWs from this 9 weeks.  It is to be completed in their journals following the guidelines I have provided for them.
  • Friday, March 2–40 Book Challenge–Students are to have read 10 books for their 40 Book Challenge this 9 weeks.  Books should be recorded neatly and completely in the appropriate genre section on their 40 BC charts in their journals.  THIS IS A TEST GRADE.

I will be reminding them of these dates as we go through the grading period, but reminding them at home would be a great help.

Lesson Plans for January 4-5

December28

On Thursday and Friday of this week, we will be taking a released STAAR test as a benchmark and a guide for which skills need to receive focus for the next 9 weeks.

We will also be looking at our 40 Book Challenge. By this point in the year, your student should have read 20 books.

Semester Exam Information

December14

Hope everyone is well and enjoying your extra two days off!  Here is some information about semester exams.

  1.  There is nothing to study for–your exam will be STAAR-type passages and questions which cover the skills/topics we have covered this semester–drama, plot, characterization, and summarization.
  2. You may use any information that is in your interactive journal–make sure you have it with you if it isn’t in the classroom already.
  3. I wasn’t able to check your journal or grade your 40 Book Challenge, so I will do that during/after your exam. Make sure you leave your journal with me so that I can give you a grade.

Lesson Plans for December 11-15

December9

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Read dramatization of “The Gift of the Magi”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Afternoon classes will attend Career Day at LeTourneau
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Practice over Summarizing:  “Don’t Mind My Dog, She’s got a Strange Personality”
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Drama Practice:  “Callipateira Breaks the Rule”
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Journal Check
    • 40 Book Challenge Due
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