Thursday, May 29, 2014

ELA due Friday

Due Friday:

  • one notecard with quotes you pulled from the Tangerine reading. (assigned on Tuesday)
  • Reading 230-252  Due in Tangerine. (assigned on Tuesday)
  • First draft of the Imagine a place… poem…this was assigned on Tuesday

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ELA Homework due Thursday

One Notecard which shows your knowledge and understanding of a word from the Bullying article which was most challenging to you.

-Drawing with a setting and showing the meaning of the word
-lined side has a written definition in your words.

Use a resource BUT make the definition in YOUR words.

All Subjects!

How do I convince you it's time to play ball?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


This is a resource which may help you find a word for your "Imagine a Place" poem:

Due Friday:
1.   pp. 230-252   Tangerine
2.   Index card with your quotes from Tangerine.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Writing Contest

Students showcase "What Freedom Means" to them, and winners will have the chance to share their entry at the July Fourth Stars and Stripes Spectacular celebration in Portland!*

K-4th graders are invited to submit a drawing or painting showing their interpretation of freedom.

5-8th graders are invited to submit an essay (300 words or less) telling us what freedom means to them. 

Enter by Tuesday, June 17at

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ELA Resources for Thursday

1.  Simile and Metaphor Learning Experience and Practice Quiz.

2.  Free Rice:  Building your Vocabulary…

Imagine a Place...

Due Friday:

  • In your Writer's Notebook, brainstorm as many words as possible for your poem.
  • PP.  203-230 in Tangerine.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Due Friday in ELA

Reading:  pp. 203-230  Tangerine
Code the text:  Setting detail

Monday, May 19, 2014

ELA Resources for Monday

Due Tuesday…tomorrow.

Number your paper.

1.  Define setting.

2.  List 10 places where events occurred (Parts 1 and 2) in Tangerine

3.  List 20-30  details about the setting of the big game with Lake Windsor (p. 190-199).

4.  Explain how Paul is feeling after the game?  Support your thinking with text quotes and page numbers.

5.  Sketch what you think is the  best scene of the game!

6.  Discuss your responses with your group.

7.  Score your paper…4,3,2,1.  Write it on the top next to your name and date.  Jot down 2 reasons why you gave it that score.  Don't be tooooo hard on yourself!

This week's Tangerine reading:  203-230.  Code for setting details.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Social Studies

Complete up through section 6 in "Daily Life in Tenochtitlan"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ELA Due Thursday but...

…most finished during class time.

In Blue Journals:

1-2 paragraphs

(Analysis Level of Questioning)  Explain why Paul decided to write about Joey's first day of school a week later?

Due Friday:  Part Two of Tangerine.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Social Studies

Read and answer questions for section 23.4


Due Wednesday:   Tangerine  up to page 155.  You will be assessed on your knowledge, understanding, and interpretation of Paul's Oct. 3 entry.

Due Friday:  Tangerine  Part 2  (Codes too (-:)

Alternative Quizlet if the other one is driving you CRAZY!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014


Complete the analysis questions from lesson 95

Thursday, May 8, 2014

For Friday in ELA

View the contents of Grade 7's discussion for part of the novel Tangerine.

  • By now you know Paul has switched schools.  Which of the 2 schools is the best fit for him?  What evidence is there to support your view? 

    (Use details from our Compare/Contrast graphic organizer.)

ELA Due Friday and one Announcement!

Each person who checks the homeroom blog and then leaves a Comment, will earn a PBIS ticket for efforts to stay organized.  You could earn a ticket 5 times a week!

1.  Stickie a place or 2 in Tangerine which you consider important or interesting.  You will be participating in a kind of discussion called "Save the Last Word."

2.  Read to p. 148 in Tangerine.

3.  Be prepared with Stickies to complete a compare and contrast of the 2 middle schools.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Robert Pottle Poems...

...performed by Cameron!!

For more poetry by students, go to this blog:


"The Yellow Spotted Salamader"




Monday, May 5, 2014

ELA Due Thursday

Guess what?  Your End of the Year NWEA in Reading will take place over the next 2 ELA classes beginning….tomorrow.  Tuesday AND Wednesday!  Get some good sleep.  Don't let those peep frogs keep you awake!

Peeper Audio:

1.  By Friday:  Read 96-148
2.  But by Thursday read at least Paul's entry for September 18
3.  Use 5 blue stickies and 2 green stickies