Happy Hanukkah Wishes

We have been super busy finishing up all of our class novel studies.  This week will be hectic due to completing reflections and assessments, but it will allow for a nice relaxing winter break.

The sixth graders will be finishing The Night of the Burning on Monday.  After our class discussion, the students will take the vocabulary test on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, students be working on the culminating activity of their choice and the AR test. Final projects will be due by Friday.

SIXTH GRADE~The Night of the Burning project choices:

  • write a new ending
  • make a book trailer
  • compare Devorah and Nechama to two other characters in other novels
  • create a song, parody, or poem about the novel

The seventh graders finished The Outsiders last week.  We will be working on written articles during class this week.  The vocabulary test is on Tuesday and the AR test will be on Wednesday. All newspaper articles will be due on Thursday.

Write a newspaper article from the point of view or either a Greaser or a Soc
about one of the two following events:
• Johnny’s stabbing of Bob, or
• Johnny and Ponyboy’s rescue of the children in the
church fire
Create a catchy and imaginative title and check for spelling and grammar.
Remember to look in the text, Chapter 4 and Chapter 6, for useful
information to include and influence your article.

The first eighth grade class completed the novel Out of My Mind.  They have already completed the AR test and will be completing the vocabulary test on Tuesday.  They will working on one of the following four choices for their final assessment.

EIGHTH GRADE GROUP A~You are a reporter at one of the following scenes. Write the story for your
o Student with Disabilities makes Quiz Team
o Child Struck by Family Car
o Big Storm Grounds Air Traffic
o Local Quiz Team Wins Big

The second eighth grade class will be completing the novel Where the Red Fern Grows on Tuesday.  They will take the vocabulary test on Tuesday and the AR test on Wednesday. 


Step 1: Choose one of the following themes that are represented in the novel:

  • Determination
  • Sacrifice
  • Love beyond loyalty
  • Family

Step 2: Create a graphic organizer and come up with three to five examples from the novel that support the theme.

Step 3: Once you have the examples to support your theme, write your five to seven paragraph essay explaining the importance of them throughout the story.  Remember to include an introductory and concluding paragraph.  Due on your blog by Friday.

The students have continued to share book commercials each week.  They are really progressing nicely with their public speaking skills. Here are a few pictures from  our recent commercials.












Wishing all of you and your families a very  Happy Hanukkah!


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