From the Desk of Miss Foyle
Middle School LA & Religion ~ May 8, 2015
Announcements, Upcoming Events, and Important Info
Thank you to all moms who came out for our annual Mothers' Day Mass this past Wednesday. It was a wonderful opportunity to recognize & celebrate you! You are beautiful models of faith to your children - thank you for entrusting them to our care on a daily basis.
Please continue to review and sign your child's red folder. Assessments going home this week from my classes are the following:
6LA = GUM Unit 5 Quiz, Whatcha Readin'? rubric
8 Religion = Vocations assessment (if completed last week)
The students (and a few teachers) have put a tremendous amount of effort into this year's school play - the show will be this Friday and Saturday at 6:30 in the school gym. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Many sports teams are winding down their seasons soon too - check the school website for days and times of games/tournaments. Go Dolphins!
Additional Upcoming Dates of Note:
Tuesday, May 12 = 6th Grade LA/Spanish Field Trip
Thursday, May 14 = 7th Grade Religion Field Trip to synagogue
Tuesday, May 19 = Choir/Band Concert
Thursday, May 21 = Spring Show
Friday, May 22 = No School for students (teacher PD)
Monday, May 25 = No School - Happy Memorial Day!
Grade 6 Reading & LA
Writing: Using ideas set forth in their nonfiction texts as a foundation, students continued to work on shaping original argumentative essays. Many students have challenged themselves by seeking out sources in addition to their books. Through conferences and personal reflection, students have revised and completed drafts that reflect a central argument, with all body paragraphs defending their claims in some way.
Word Study: Students reviewed suffixes and prefixes this week with various activities. The quiz will be on Monday, May 11.
Grammar: On Monday, students were introduced to diagramming sentences. They learned about separating the simple subject and simple predicate, and some even started diagramming where the adjectives went.
Genius Hour: One of the highlights of each school day (hands down) has been student Genius Hour presentations. Through these informal presentations, students continue to hone both speaking and listening skills. Some students have even branched out to other modes of presentation such as VoiceThread!
Grade 7 Religion
On Friday, students kicked off our next unit of study (on modern-day Judaism) by watching video clips from "Jerusalem: The Center of the World."