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Middle Schoolers all worked in collaborative groups to complete Israeli Trivia!  It was a race to the finish!











Wonderful Week in 6th Grade!

This week in, language arts, we started a new topic in grammar, and we started to learn about the 6 Day War. In grammar we learned more about the subject and the verb in a sentence. We learned that sometimes we have to take away the prepositional phrases to find the subject of the sentence. It was a little tricky, but we figured it out!

We are starting two new books to read for this semester and they are both about the 6 Day War. We had a project that had to do with the 6 Day War. There were 3 groups that were doing the project which included these topics: why and where did the war start and take place, the countries involved in the war and the reasons, and the aftermath of the war. Then, there was one group that did a project on kibbutzim. I never knew what a kibbutz was, so it was really fun to learn about them.

On Thursday we also had a Holocaust survivor come to speak to the whole middle school in honor of Yom Hashoah. The speaker told us that he was very young when the war started. He was just two months old! I learned about the forgotten cemetery, where he and his whole family were sent. I learned a lot more about the Holocaust, and it was cool to meet another survivor of the Holocaust.

By: Elliana T.

7th Grade

This week was the first week back to school since spring break. On Monday we did word art with our new vocabulary words from the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry which we will starting next week. On Tuesday we continued to work on our word art and we worked on perfecting our argumentative essays; we used a website called peg writing. Peg writing shows you all the mistakes and gives you lessons and evaluations on your essay, so you can improve your essay. On Wednesday we presented our word art to the class. On Thursday we continued to work on our essays and we did the lessons on how to perfect it.  On Friday, we will make corrections to our essays.

This week we also started a new grammar section. We are learning about pronoun agreements. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of nouns. The group of words that the pronoun refers to is called the antecedent, but there are also articles that you can use if nothing else fits such as: A, An and The.

If the sentence was:
Can you tell her the great news? The answer is her. Ex. Alexa and Hayden are going to school, and after Hayden is going to go to the park with his sister. It all fits. A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in number and gender. by: Aleeya S.

I’m Sure this Title can Persuade You to Read this Post…8th grade

This week was our first week back from Spring Break. We began a new grammar unit and started working on our persuasive essays. The new grammar unit is all about tenses and using the correct word. For example:

  • Mark loves to watch movies but he hated going to the movie theater.

The problem with this sentence is that the verb tenses are different. To make the sentence correct, you need to make the second verb match the tense of the first verb.

  • Mark loves to watch movies but he hates going to the movie theater.
  • If I win the lottery, I would take a vacation.

The problem with this sentence is that “would” is used in a hypothetical situation that could have happened, but didn’t (ex. If I had won the lottery, I would have taken a vacation). “Will” is the proper word in this sentence because it is in the future tense.

  • If I win the lottery, I will take a vacation.

So far in the persuasive essay process, we have chosen the topics we would like to write about, not necessarily the ones we will write about, and made a “for and against” list. Below is an example. We filled up both sides of our lists.

                                  Should a New Library be Built in Town?

   For                                                                                 Against

With the growth of the population, a larger        The  building of a new library is expensive.  library with more books and computers is needed.     

By: Abigail F.

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