Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ELA Resources for Wednesday

  1.  Practice using Subordinating Conjunctions: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/96.html

2.  Experiment and challenge your knowledge of Sentences with these games!  You may visit this site ANY TIME you have in school...


ELA Due Wednesday

Hi Students,

Hope your Tuesday was a good day.  I spent the day learning with other teachers, and it was a good day.  Here are some reminders and resources:

1.  Tangerine  reading chunk due Friday:  50-94  AND  Coding the Text using Stickies.  I will give you the independence to decide how many Stickies you use.  By Wednesday, you need to have read to page 76.

2.  Read for 1/2 hour.

3.  Reminder:  The District Speech contest is tomorrow night.  I am going and so excited to cheer on our Speakers!!

I hope you are enjoying the warm weather.  Have you seen signs of Spring?

See you soon.

Mrs. Leighton

ELA Due Wednesday

Dear Students,

I will be busy for three days working with other teachers in our district.  I'll see some of you Wednesday evening at the Speech Contest and Thursday evening at our Play.  On Friday I'll be back with you for the day!!

During Study Hall today you may find yourself done with your work.  I am gently reminding you to use your Study Hall reading or other classwork.  You have an assignment due Friday in TANGERINE...to read to p. 94.   I am including a link to a site where you can make a Crossword Puzzle.  Please choose any theme and make one if you have time.  Extra ELA Credit!!  CLick HEre---->  Crossword Puzzle Maker.

You may not use your ipads during Study Hall unless it is class connected.  Mid Trimester Progress Reports are going home in the mail next Friday.  I'll finalize your ELA grade on Wednesday next week.  I'll be collecting your Reading Record Sheets on Monday.  Please have those updated.

I'll see you later.

Mrs. Leighton

Monday, April 28, 2014

Due Tuesday

- Read for 1/2 hour beyond class

-  Complete the Coding Text Worksheet with 3-4 examples ( I posted the Codes in the Margin------>)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ELA Assignments and Due Dates

1.  Due Friday:   5 responses typed or hand-written from the text Tangerine.  Must be passed in by the end of class.

2.  Due After Break:  pp. 33-50  Tangerine and Coding of the text!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ELA Due Wednesday

1.  Read for 1/2 hour from your current read.

2.  # 1 Journal Entry on p. 185  Springboard ELA

Monday, April 14, 2014


For those people who would like a chance to improve their grade on their test you may correct the questions that you did not do so well on and receive 1/2 credit.
You must redo the entire question.
Remember to read the entire question.
Must be turned in by wednessday morning

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Complete analysis for lesson 89
For a complete/correct response to number 4 you must include:
1. a decision
2. At least two ppieces of evidence in support of your decision
3. At least one trade off of your decision

ELA: Due Friday

  • Read for 1/2 hour...
  • 2-column Journal Front and Back Covers due 

Monday, April 7, 2014


  • Due Friday:  The front and back cover of your Double-Entry Journal
  • One entry in Journal
  • Read for at least 1/2 hour each night this week.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ELA Due Friday

Poster:  Unpacking Unit 3

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Geo Challenge 33

Geo Challenge #33
Please submit answers to me either through Google Drive or email- cthomas@rsu24.org

The TOP SCORING Speeches are:

These folks are going to represent the 7th grade at our Speech Contest!!  

Hanna Johnson  
Abby Moon  
Alex Foster 
Taylor   Crawford 
Deanna Pinkham 
Zackary Coughlan
Reyna Perdomo Ramos 
Brooke Long  
Kaitlyn Worster 

These folks are our alternates!!

Rylee Burns  
MacKenzie Dyer  
Shane McCarthy                alternates


Geography Challenges are optional for the third trimester. If you choose to do them, you will need to complete each week’s challenges and turn them in by Friday of that week. Each challenge will be worth up to 5 points, I will keep track of scores for you. At the end of the trimester, you can choose to use your score as extra credit toward your final grade. All Geo Challenges will be posted to the blog and answers will need to be set to me via Google Drive or email.  Please make sure you are clearly labeling the GeoChallenge that you are submitting answers.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Today ended Round 2 of your Speeches.  Wednesday is Round 3 Day and this is optional!

8 Speakers will be moving on to the School Contest.  This number is an increase from the 6 which I thought I could choose.  Woot woot!!

I will announce the top scoring speeches overall;  by the end of the day on Wednesday I will have this number, I hope.  This will be a struggle as we had quite a number of really awesome ones!