Teacher's Message

Happy  !

We are knee deep in our graphic novels now! Please keep us with Google Classroom and the reading!

We are also celebrating our first Independent Reading novels with a Book Hour hosted by me on Monday, November 12th! Please see attached letter!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QagwVsHmZz7sqsf4SA_LeK4Xkg4-imwCor5JKluTxIk/edit?usp=sharing

 

  • What’s happening this week:
  • Google Classroom work to be turned in this week (by Friday)
  • Novel Studies
  • Working On Unit 9 in Vocabulary Workbook
  • Grammar work in Voyages (check under Homework)
  • Preparing for Voyages Grammar Test Unit 2 (index card notes)
  • Descriptive writing (Adjectives)
  • Vocab Quiz on Friday (sentences)
  • HOMEWORK CHECK ON FRIDAY

ATTACHED

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1606.Top_100_Middle_School_Must_Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24894.Best_Graphic_Novels_for_Middle_School

 

Homework/Reminders: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5th:

HOMEWORK CHECK IS ALWAYS FRIDAY!

Please read 20 minutes of an independent novel everyday.

6th GRADE:

Voc. Unit 9 Vocab workbook

Voyages: 2.10 & 2.11

Google classroom Assignment on Ghosts

7th GRADE

Voc. Unit 8 Vocab workbook

Voyages: 3.5 & 3.6

Google classroom Assignment on Maus

8th GRADE

Voyages: 3.1 & 3.3

Vocab Unit 9

Google classroom Assignment on Persepolis

POETRY CORNER

A Song for Merry Harvest

Eliza Cook1818 – 1889

Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep its fullest, loudest string.
The bee below, the bird above, are teaching us to sing
A song for merry harvest; and the one who will not bear
His grateful part partakes a boon he ill deserves to share.
The grasshopper is pouring forth his quick and trembling notes;
The laughter of the gleaner’s child, the heart’s own music floats.
Up! up! I say, a roundelay from every voice that lives
Should welcome merry harvest, and bless the God that gives.

The buoyant soul that loves the bowl may see the dark grapes shine,
And gems of melting ruby deck the ringlets of the vine;
Who prizes more the foaming ale may gaze upon the plain,
And feast his eye with yellow hops and sheets of bearded grain;
The kindly one whose bosom aches to see a dog unfed
May bend the knee in thanks to see the ample promised bread.
Awake, then, all! ’tis Nature’s call, and every voice that lives
Shall welcome merry harvest, and bless the God that gives.

Cook was a GIRL BOSS…..a pioneer for women’s rights and the idea that getting an education to make your life fiscally better was called “leveling up.”