I really have to give credit to Sean this past week. Every week I check to see who had the most dojo points and I reward students by allowing them to either use the yoga ball as their seat, stand on a balance board instead of sitting or choose a prize from my prize box. This is something students love to compete for. Sean earned this award by being helpful to other students throughout the week as well as being one of the first to be prepared. I’m really proud of Sean and his hard work.
Another student I’d like to point out is Meredith Carey. While I am not a volleyball coach I am able to occasionally go to games. I watched the J.V. volleyball game this Thursday and witnessed a true leader and competitor on the court. Meredith had her whole heart and attention on the game. I can see why she is one of the chosen team captains. Great job Meredith!
8th Grade Social Studies
This week we finished chapter two and students received their study guide for a test Monday. Students learned about the Declaration of Independence and the many rules and regulations that led the colonists to be fed up with English rule to finally unite together and stand up to the king taking the colonists into the first stages of the American Revolution.
6th/7th Grade Social Studies
We have learned about how civilizations developed around agriculture and how animals and plants became domesticated and spread throughout the world.
In reading we worked a bit on finding the theme of a story. This is review from previous weeks but it is an important skill that I will keep coming back to.
In 6th & 7th grade grammar we focused on figurative language. We reviewed the skills they should have learned in elementary school and then we focused on new figurative language. This will now be a permanent review on their 5-A-Day homework.
In 8th grade grammar we covered verb moods and talked about conditional mood (i.e. If you do this I will do that.) and subjunctive mood (i.e. I wish I were better at singing.). students had fun finding memes that fit these verb moods and then enjoyed sharing them in the classroom. The memes will be displayed as a reminder and reference for them throughout the year. This is a grammar skill that will be practiced on a weekly basis through our 5-A-Day grammar program.
- 23rd-28th Red Ribbon Week
- Monday- wear hats
- Tuesday- wear sunglasses & drink your Jamba Juice
- Wednesday- wear a tie
- Thursday- wear team jerseys (your favorite team)
- Friday- wear read
- 28th FRI- Middle School Dance
- 1st TUE- All Saints Day Mass 8-9
- 1st TUE 2nd grade’s All Saints Day Pageant 9-10 in church everyone invited!
- 2nd WED School Mass 8 am
- 4th FRI- Noon Dismiss
- 8th-11th Book Fair in Hall
- 9th-11th Noon Dismiss Parent Teacher Conferences
- 21st-25th Thanksgiving Break
- 28th MON Advent Wreath Blessing