THE END of the School
What We're Doing in
Class 'til THE END!
We are going to start reviewing for the
English Exam because the Grammar on it will be cumulative from the beginning
of the school year. This only applies to grammar. This is because
grammar builds on itself...if students don't remember what Nouns and Verbs
are, they won't get the more complicated adjectives, adverbs, and VERBALS!
Grammar is part of English.
Students will be reading and responding
to their penpals' letters this week. They will continue reading in class, and
they will use information from their summaries to write back their penpals.
SSR Participation is a Reading grade.
SSR Letters are English grades.
We're continuing and finishing reading
the play Brian's Song in our Home Groups. For each section they read,
each group completes a set of questions. At the end of Part 1, individual
students completed a reading assessment. As we read the play, we are watching
sections of the film version. The students submit their notes to the film for
a grade. After we finish reading the play, students will review in their
groups and take a test, as individuals.
All grades related to the play go into
We will begin reviewing for exams this
week. Anything we studied this quarter will be on the Exams, with the
exception of grammar: Parts of speech are cumulative from the beginning of the
school year (and have been on all other exams). Whichever hour students have
me, my classess will all take their English Exam for their first exam slot,
and Reading will be on the next.
Thursday, May 16: 2nd & 7th
Friday, May 17: 4th & 6th
Monday, May 20: 3rd & 5th
Tuesday, May 21: 1st
On the half-day, Wednesday, May 22, the
school will host our field day. No exams will be held on that day, as teachers
will already have calculated final grades. Students need to avoid missing any
exams if at all possible--exams must be made up as QUICKLY as possible!
As always, feel free to
email me if you have any questions!
Teachers are holding the
students accountable for any missed work. Students only have the number of
days they are absent to make-up the work. After that, it becomes a zero. This
has been the policy all year; however, since it is the end of the school year
and our 7th graders are almost 8th graders, we are now being more strict about
this. All students have to do is *ask* to make-up their work!