Middle School LA & Religion
Room 322 - 5/1/15
Announcements and Reminders
Keep up to date on your child's progress and performance by reviewing and signing your child's red folder each week.
Due to final preparations for the school musical, some of next week's after-school activities that regularly use the gym have been cancelled. Check with your child's coach/moderator, double check the school website, or email Mrs. Winking (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We continue to celebrate the Easter season - remember to take time to attend Mass as a family.
Grade 6 LA
Writing Workshop: Students narrowed down their ideas for an argumentative five-paragraph essay by choosing a thesis, determining three supporting details/claims, and locating quotations and evidence from their texts. Some students are challenging themselves by researching additional information from outside sources!
Grammar: The sixth graders have "conquered" their GUM books. After spending a little time reviewing unit 5 topics in class, students took their quiz on Friday. Next week we will move to supplemental/extension activities, including diagramming sentences.
Word Study: This week's focus was on suffixes, such as -ment and -ious. They will have a quiz next Friday on the prefixes and suffixes studied over the past two weeks.
Genius Hour: Students engaged their classmates with presentations that showcased advances in technology (including 3-D printing!), a famous baseball player, and more!
Grade 7 Religion
On Thursday, students re-visited Mary's own vocational "yes"/"fiat" to God's will for her to be the Mother of God. And, on Friday, they reflected on the Bible passage from 1 Corinthians about there being many parts yet one body. How does this reflect the idea of vocation? You may want to ask your child about that...
Grade 8 Religion
Students watched various videos as part of class, and one was especially worthwhile and thought-provoking: "Heroic Priesthood." I highly encourage you to ask your child about it and to watch it yourself. As the students did in class, please pray for priests and seminarians, especially those right here in Chicago.
On Friday, students created their own "Doodle4Google" with vocation as their theme/subject. In addition, they wrote an explanation of how their designs showed the various vocations and what is truly at the heart of following your vocation.