Last Week of the 1st Quarter

6th Grade

This week in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class we continued the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. We read through chapter five and found out that Winnie is tired of being bugged all the time by her parents. She wants to run away. We also learned that the Tuck family’s reflections have not changed for 87 years.  

By: Jack H

In class we learned when to use the articles (a, an, the). You use “a” and “the” depending on the sentence.

Ex. The dog chewed on a blue shoe.

You use “an” before a word that starts with a vowel.

Ex. She was an impatient person.

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7th Grade

Part of the seventh grade just finished reading Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading written by Tommy Greenwald. Charlie Joe is the world’s worst reader. So far, he has gone his entire life not reading a single book. But, avoiding reading is getting harder and harder. Charlie Joe has an agreement with his best friend Timmy, where Timmy reads the books for Charlie Joe and Charlie Joe buys Timmy food. All of a sudden Timmy decides he no longer wants to read books for Charlie Joe and Charlie Joe is desperate to find a way to keep his perfect record of not reading. It’s a great read, give it a try.

By: Jasmine M


Our class just finished Ungifted by Gordon Korman. Donovan, a very mischievous kid, does the worst thing he’s done yet which landed him, the most unfit kid, into the Academy, a school called Academy for Scholastic Distinction.

Read the book and find out Donovan’s crazy adventures. They include robots, YouTube fighting, unlikely friendships, and even more robots. There are seven other kids in his class and each one has a unique story and are amazingly smart. Read the book to find out the story of Donovan Curtis.

By: Parker and Jona

This week in Language Arts we finished our science fair research papers.  Each paper had to be at least two typed pages.  We were supposed to write a paragraph each night.  We all did great and finished our rough drafts in time.  We gave in our forms for science fair and will soon be able to start experimenting.  Just a reminder we are on the retreat next week but have school on Friday!  Enjoy your weekend and keep posted for more updates!

By: Ariella

This week, we learned about adverbs. An adverb is a word that describes a verb, adjective, or other adverbs. We also learned how to tell the difference between good and well.

Examples: The dessert tasted good.

I did well on my adverb test. We also learned the difference between sure and surely.

By: Eliana

8th Grade

Mitzvah trip on Friday at Kats4Keeps

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This week in Language Arts class, we started reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. We haven’t gotten very far yet, but I had already read, and the book is written very well.The Book Thief is about a foster child named Liesel who moves in with a family in Nazi Germany. The foster mother is very strict, but she loves the foster father. Liesel steals her first book, The Grave Diggers Handbook, at her brother’s funeral when it falls out of a pocket. The book is from a very interesting perspective because the narrator is Death. Although we will be away at a school trip next week, we will pick up where we left off when we have school again.

By: Zoe

This week, we learned about Predicate Nominatives. Predicate Nominatives are things that take the place of subjects. A predict Nominative, as I said before, takes the place of or renames a subject.  Look at this sentence.

The captain of the ship is a good leader.
The captain is obviously the subject. Now what other word is used to describe the captain besides the word captain? Hmmm. I will give you three seconds. 3.2.1. Ok, it’s leader. The leader being described in this sentence is the captain.
Here are some for you to figure out.
The person in black happens to be the manager of this establishment.
That pet over their is actually a dog.
My mom is also my aunt’s sister.
The man at the bar is a drunk.
By: Itamar
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