An Amazing New Year for Middle School!

The rehearsal and reinforcement steps to establishing procedures is critical. Consistency with expectations of what is to occur with the procedure is equally important.

A Few Posts from 6th Grade

This week was our first week of middle school! In language arts we learned about the different parts of sentences, sentence fragments, and other grammar rules. There are three parts of a sentence: a verb, a subject, and a complete thought. Without one of those, it would be a sentence fragment. A sentence fragment is when you don’t have one of those parts and it cannot stand alone. We also learned parts of speech, procedures, and where everything is located in the room. By: Madelyn M.

This week in 6th grade Language Arts, we learned about how and what you need to make a complete sentence. Complete sentences need to have a subject, a verb, and a complete thought. For example, Jacob went and ate lunch at Hero’s eatery. Jacob is the subject, ate is the verb, and ate lunch at Hero’s Eatery is a complete thought. In class, we also learned about some safety protocols.

Some of the safety protocols we learned about included what to do when there is a fire drill or a code red. When a fire drill alarm goes off we need to line up quickly and we will turn left and go out the main entrance if the double doors are closed we will turn left and go out the back exit. When a code red goes off we will lock the door turn the lights off and go in the bathroom and close the door.     By: Jacob G.

This week in language arts, we learned about the elements of a complete sentence. We did three worksheets that explained to us about the elements of a complete sentence. A verb, subject and a complete thought make up a complete sentence. For example: Bob is running has a verb and a subject. Another example is Bob is walking and jumping to school; it has a verb and a subject. By: Jacob M.

This week was my first week of 6th Grade, and of Middle School. In this post, I will talk about my Language Arts experience. On the first day, we went over supplies. Binders, Books, all that kind of material. We learned about the rules of the classroom, where our lockdown safe room was, how we would get out of the building in a fire.

Over the rest of the week, we reviewed what make a complete sentence. We learned that every sentence must have a subject and a verb. We did a few papers and reviews, and that was what we did this week. By: Sam K.

7th Grade is Back and Intact

This was our first week of school in seventh grade. After a long break, we reviewed some skills from last year in Language Arts class. We reviewed sentence fragments, when to use quotation marks, and commonly confused words. There is a big difference between being bored or a board. We also reviewed parts of speech such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions. We learned about adverbs, prepositions, and interjections. An adverb is a word that describes how or when a person did something. For example, I can swim slowly, quickly, or I can swim tomorrow. An interjection is a phrase that usually stands alone and is often followed by an exclamation point. Ouch! I accidentally poked myself with a pencil!

Since this was our first week of school, we also took our Star Reading tests. These tests help us determine which books are fit for us. To help us keep track of how our reading skills have improved, we take these tests during every quarter of our school year. In class, we are also working on a writing assignment to test our writing skills. Our job was to write down ideas for story topics. If you were going to make up a story, you would have to include the plot, setting, and the main characters. We have had an excellent first week of school, and hopefully we will learn even more as the year progresses. By: Ariel O.

Eighth Grade~A Sentence’s Loose Ends or Quoteception

As we started off our first week of eighth grade, we reviewed the important procedures for a fire drill and a code red (a term used to describe a lockdown). Our teacher, Mrs. Teitelbaum, also told us about some new procedures in the class such as a bathroom signout and more. After we got used to being back and got familiar with everything again, we started to talk about our work.

We started reviewing independent clauses, sentence fragments, and the use of double quotation marks and single quotation marks to make sure the whole class remembered what we worked on in seventh grade. Independent clauses are sentences that include a subject, a verb, and a complete thought such as the sentence, “My mother baked delicious cookies.” whereas “Ran into the wall” is a fragment. We also went over how double quotation marks are used to set off the exact words of what someone said and single quotation marks are used to distinguish a quote within a quote.

Halfway into the week, we started a small group project focusing on parts of speech. Every two students were given a piece of chart paper, a part of speech, and told to create a poster with the part of speech they were given. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, were all split up between the eighth grade but as the first week of eighth grade starts to end, we quickly finished up our parts of speech posters and and completed our review on simple sentences. By: Isa Z.

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One Response to An Amazing New Year for Middle School!

  1. Andrea Hernandez says:

    I love that you have the students share their weekly learning summaries on the blog!

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