Wilkins Class Update: Week #25

Portfolio assignments are due next Friday!  Students need to make sure they have their pictures uploaded into the file, as well as all of their written documentation!  Parents can check Gradelink to see what students still have to do.

Wilkins Winners

The biggest hero of the week is Makenna!  8th graders had to present their 1930s essay in PowerPoint to prepare the class to read To Kill a Mockingbird.  Makenna’s presentation was outstanding!  Not only were her slides beautiful, her public speaking skills were quite impressive.  Congratulations, Makenna, on a job well done!

I also want to give a big shout out to Peyton.  Fr. Eugene visited our class and laid on the praise for his performance during altar serving.

Top Dojo Point Earners

8th grade: Jenicca

7th grade: Mariano

6th grade: All of 6th grade did a great job this week and earned more points than both 7th and 8th grade!

8th Grade Social Studies

This week in social studies, 8th graders learned about the War of 1812.  They did a scavenger hunt while watching a documentary to help them learn about the geography of the war.  They also finished their test on the chapter this week.

6th/7th Grade Social Studies

6th & 7th grade finished up notes on the chapter on Egypt.  They also had their last day in class to complete their projects.  I am excited to have our Egyptian burial ceremony next week.  I’ll be sure to post pictures!

Language Arts:

In 6th and 7th grade, Writer’s Workshop was our main focus.  This gave the students time to create their own stories while I had one on one time with students to help them work on their essays.  This is a slow process, but the personal touch is worth the effort on all of our parts!

In 8th grade we have begun our unit on To Kill a Mockingbird.  The students presented their 1930s PowerPoints and turned in their essays.  We started the art portion of a project this afternoon where students began to create a visual representation of their personal identity.  Since the main character of our novel struggles with personal identity, this is a good way to start the students understanding of what personal identity means.

Upcoming Events

MARCH

  • 16th THU- Parent Information Night about Washington D.C. Trip for 6th & 7th graders in room 14 (Mrs. Wilkins Classroom)
  • 17th FRI- Stations of the Cross
  • 20th MON- Mrs. Johnston’s birthday
  • 24th FRI- Stations of the Cross
  • 31st FRI- Stations of the Cross

APRIL

  • 7th FRI- Minimum Day
  • 13th THU- Holy Thursday
  • 14th FRI- Good Friday- NO SCHOOL
  • 16th SUN- Easter
  • 17th-22nd MON~FRI- 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.!!!!!

MAY

  • 1st-5th Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 4th THU- May Crowning- 8th grade only- Noon dismissal
  • 5th FRI- Minimum Day
  • 8th-12th 6th Grade Camp- Mrs. Wilkins will be out with 6th Grade
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