Thursday, April 20, 2017

Weekly Update

9th Honors: 

We have been reading our last short novel as a class together the past week. The students have been sent home with parts of the book as homework; this has allowed for in depth conversations and discussion about the book. We will finish the book mid May. Be on the look out for a post about the project for the end of the book. Next week is SAGE testing, so we will be taking a break from the book for 2 weeks.

9th Grade: 

We finished up our last set of vocabulary words this past week. After SAGE testing we will begin a short novel that will take us through to the end of the year. 

7th Honors: 

We have worked this whole past week at learning about basic topics of Greek mythology and the ancient Greek culture. After SAGE testing we will continue to read some Greek myths and complete research on Greek mythology. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekly Update

9th Grade

All 9th graders are currently working on a group project for the play we have been reading in class. My 2A and 3A classes will be presenting their projects on Friday, March 31st, and my 1A and 4A classes will be presenting their projects in Tuesday, April 11th. 

7th Honors

The students were assigned a poetry portfolio project this past week. They will have time next week to work on it in class, and they will turn it in by the end of class on Thursday, March 30th. Due to the amount of time given in class for the students to work on the project, no late projects will be accepted after Spring Break. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weekly Update

9th Honors

The students all took a vocabulary and grammar quiz on Thursday this past week. Remember that all students can retake quizzes if they feel they can do better on the quiz. Students will start working on their projects for the play we have been reading in class this week. Look for more details about this project at the end of next week. 

9th Grade

We will finish reading Act 2 Scene 3 and watching the movie version of the play this upcoming week. The students will also begin working on their projects for the play on Thursday. 

7th Honors

We will be talking about different types of poetry at the beginning of the next week. After Monday, the students will work in class on creating a poetry portfolio of their own original poetry. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Weekly Update

Quarter 3 Book Projects

Please be aware that all quarter 3 book projects are due this upcoming week. Look at the due dates column on the right side for more details about the due dates. Over the duration of the quarter, students should have selected a book to complete a project on. Click on the links below for more detailed information about the projects. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Weekly Update

All 9th Grade


We will continue reading and watching portions of the play we are reading as a class this week. 

7th Honors

We will continue our poetry unit by reading "The Highwayman" and other poems with the use of alliteration an other poetry terms this week. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Weekly Update

9th Grade

We have just finished our current unit, and we will be starting our next unit this upcoming week. We will begin by reviewing basic drama terms that students need to know in order to better understand the play that we will be reading reading. We will then start to read the play A Raisin in the Sun as a class. 

9th Honors

We will continue to read the play A Raisin in the Sun. We finished Act 1 Scene 1 this past week, and then we will start this next week by watching the film version of the portion of the play that we have read so far. 

7th Honors:

At the end of this past week, we discussed and practiced some strategies for reading poetry. For this upcoming week, we will continue to build our skills at reading poetry and writing with sensory language and detail. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Weekly Update

9th Grade


The students have been working hard at writing their argumentative essays this past week. They will be turning in their final, peer edited drafts this week on Tuesday. Check the due dates list to see important dates regarding assignments that are due this upcoming week. We will be taking a vocabulary quiz this week, and then will start learning new drama terms that will be applied to or next unit when we begin reading a play as a class. 

9th Honors

After a long week of peer evaluating essays and taking a vocabulary quiz, we have now started our next unit. For this next unit, we will start by learning some basic drama terms so that we can effectively discuss the play we will be reading together as a class. We will start to read A Raisin in the Sun this week in class.  

7th Honors

The 7th grade students have been working hard at writing an argumentative essay. I am currently working at grading the essays that were turned in on Friday, and I hope to have the essays back to the students with feedback by Wednesday. The students will take a vocabulary quiz this week, and then we will start our next unit on poetry. We will start at going over the basic strategies of reading poetry, and practicing those strategies as a class.