Category Archives: Book discussions

Outside of the Ordinary

The 6th graders finished their Jewish Literature novel The Night of the Burning.  The students all completed projects and have posted them on their blogs.  Be sure to check them out! They also played the innovative language arts’ games created by the … Continue reading

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Phenomenal February

6th Grade Our class is continuing to read the book The Giver. We are all enjoying it and anxiously waiting so see what happens with Jonas.  We are learning new words each week that are related to the story.  In grammar, … Continue reading

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First Week Update

First Homework Assignment is due Tuesday, August 30. 6th Grade Word of the Week: Abhor Literary Term: Metaphor First Class Novel: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham Grammar Review lessons for the week: Nouns and Verbs Writing: Starting on Personal Narratives 7th Grade Word of the Week: Aberration … Continue reading

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Argument Essays

6th Grade We learned about conjunctions and identified them in sentences.  We also worked on a class essay on the positive effects of competitive sports after completing a class debate on the topic.  We will start researching our own argument topics … Continue reading

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New Year and New Novels

6th Grade We started a new class novel called Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenlick. It is the story of a boy named Steven who seems to have a normal life, but he has an annoying younger brother. We just … Continue reading

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6th Grade Presentations

The sixth graders read biographies over the summer.  The students each created a short presentation to teach their classmates about their person. In addition, each student made a visual aid to accompany his/her presentation.  Grades for this project will be based on the student’s … Continue reading

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8th Grade Week in Review

Life As We Knew It recap We, again didn’t read much this week, but here is a quick update. Most of the world is having issues with tsunamis because the tides are controlled by the moon. Most people aren’t going … Continue reading

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7th Grade Recap

This week in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class we continued reading, Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading. Charlie Joe thinks that reading is terrible; he will do anything to not read. He believes that when you get into reading it ruins your … Continue reading

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Successful First Week

It has been a great first week of school.  The sixth graders are getting the hang of it and the 7th & 8th graders have jumped back into their routine.  This year I am going to do something different on … Continue reading

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Fantasy vs. Reality

Maiah J. was the first middle schooler to try out her lesson with the first graders.  She used the all-time favorite story, Cinderella, to teach the concept of reality vs. fantasy.  She taught the students some new vocabulary words, while also teaching … Continue reading

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