Thursday, October 30, 2014

ELA due Friday

Revise your personal narrative by adding a simile, a metaphor, or personification, or all three if you want to.

Here is the video we watched in class to help you review these figures of speech:

Pass it in a Google doc.

You will have time in class tomorrow to work on it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Social Studies due Thursday

Determine your layout for your persuasive flyer.

ELA due Thursday

Today in class I visited several of you who have not passed in a personal narrative due 2 weeks ago.  If you know you have some catch-up to do, please complete that narrative tonight.

Meanwhile, you are working on a 2nd personal narrative which is due this Friday…the 1st draft.


Complete the "Transmission" chart for the disease that is spreading through Abington Jr High.
Develop your hypothesis about who you would like to test and why

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Social Studies Homework due Wednesday October 29

Complete the Persuasive Flyer Assessment planning sheet

ELA due Wednesday

The Rough Draft on a Google Doc due before end of the week!!


No Homework

Monday, October 27, 2014

ELA Due Tuesday

Today in class I introduced a Writing Prompt and 2 handouts you will use to begin planning your narrative.

Prompt: Write a multi-paragraph personal narrative about an incident in your life which resulted in a significant change you can reflect on.  Your essay will be organized with a beginning (Describe the Incident), a middle (Response to the Incident), and a Reflection (What you learned, realized, or gained from the incident).

You all brainstormed a list of possible Incidents.  Here is my own list of ideas to guide you in your thinking:
-my brother was born
-Moved to Maine...extreme culture and weather changes
-Moved from BarHarbor School to Milbridge school
-I won an art contest in high school 
-I raked blueberries and did really well my 1st day
-I found a secret special place for me and only the woods.
-I wrote a really good report in 7th grade.
-Grandfather died
-Met my first best friend
-My parents divorced
-I met my future husband


No Math Homework tonight


Complete analysis form Activity 30
It's Catching

Friday, October 24, 2014

Winners of the Drawing Contest

Winning Drawings:  Isaac, Audrey, and Emily B.  Congrats!!

Winning Sentence:

Using the following words in the exact order listed, groups composed a sentence.  It could be a bit far-fetched but had to make sense. And the WINNING TEAM:  Cassie, Audrey, Jacob, and Noah!! Congrats!!  Here was the sentence:  I broke my fingernails while picking apples off the tall, juicy red apple tree, and when I went to fill the bucket full of apples, my mom said, "Don't forget to pick extra apples for your homework assignment!"



No Homework!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

ELA due Friday

1.  Your illustration and caption.  You did this with the sub on Wednesday.

2.  A revised draft of your personal essay.


Read the procedure for lesson 30 It's Catching 3-4 times so that you understand the steps involved. You need to be prepeared at the start of class tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


No Homework tonight


Do something nice for your family tonight!!

Social Studies Due Thursday

Complete the flowchart for Lexington and Concord on page 17 in packet.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


No Homework

Due Wednesday

Personal Narrative due at the end of class on Wednesday.

Finish the Sensory Word chart in your composition books.


Test over Unit A on Thursday

Monday, October 20, 2014

Due Tuesday

p. 27 of your Springboard Text is a prompt.  Essentially, you are writing a personal narrative about a choice you have made.  Think back to the life you have lived and identify ONE time you made a CHOICE.  For homework, begin this narrative:


The 3 parts:   Incident, Response, Reflection

sensory details

figurative language



Complete the review sheets for Unit A. (including cross word) Remember to develop GOOD,Great 7th grade responses
Test on wednesday 

Math Homework

Lesson 3-1 Practice

Math Homework

Lesson 3-1 Practice

Friday, October 17, 2014


Complete analysis questions for Activity 10 Pg 46-47
Test covering all of UNIT A on Wednesday

Thursday, October 16, 2014


No Homework tonight


You have been taking your NWEA Reading Assessments for two days.  No homework has been assigned unless you have makeup work.  Please check your grades.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


 No Homework Tonight


Complete the analysis questions from activity 9 Sick Day pg A 40

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


No Homework tonight - find time to come in for test revisions.


Complete the Writing for your Formal Investigative Report
Remember that it must be printed before your arrive in class.
Test coming on unit a Studying people scientifically

Friday, October 10, 2014


No Homework over the weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2014


No Homework tonight- all makeup work due by tomorrow

ELA due next Tuesday

Write a story.  Just a first draft.  Write a story on any idea you like. If you find yourself looking for an idea, write a story about The First Time I….

Due Tuesday, October 14

We are going to use this story to try out a few revisions, especially using transitions and adding descriptive details.

Social Studies Due Friday 10/10

Read section 5-4 "Townshend Acts" pgs. 92-93 in book and complete pg. 14 packet

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ELA Due Thursday

Today in class you read a story another 7th grader wrote.  I assigned you to mark the text where you noticed really good writing.  Now… choosey.  Don't "bleed" all over the story but instead, choose words, phrase, or passages where you noticed some really good story writing.

We'll have a whole group discussion tomorrow about how this writer used good narrative elements to create a story.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

School Picture Day tomorrow..WEDNESDAY!

ELA Due Wednesday

We read the story "Dust Tracks in the Road" on pp. 18,19  of Springboard.  The discussion groups were assigned After Reading on p. 19.

If you have not finished the writing prompt from yesterday and sent it on a Google Doc, Wednesday would be you last chance.

If you have not started a very very good web or list on Choices you have made, Wednesday would be your last chance.

Math Homework Due Thursday

Lesson 2-2 Practice #10-12 with drawings

Monday, October 6, 2014

ELA due Tuesday

1.  First, today in class I assigned a writing assignment to describe an incident you experienced personally but only from your viewpoint for now.  LATER you will write this from the other viewpoint.

Here are the exact directions:

  • Go to “Bad Boy”  pp. 22-25 in Springboard ELA
  • Choose any 2 of the Key Ideas Responses that you did in My Notes.
  • Type each response on a Google Doc.
  • 1-2 paragraphs for each one.
  • Part of the question should be in the topic sentence.
  • Name the Google Doc “Bad Boy.”

due Tuesday if you did not complete in class.

1.  Second, you are assigned to make a web or list in your writer's notebooks:


Web or list as many as you can remember!

  • big or small choices
  • personal (home, friends, family, etc.)
  • at school this year, last year, back in 1st grade...
  • team sports
  • summer time choices
  • funny, embarrassing, scary, exciting, stupid, wonderful, inspiring, etc.
  • Did you do a job?  Buy something important?  Join something?  
  • Go somewhere?  
  • Try something new, or daring, or exciting, or wrong!!!
  • Did you make a choice and say something?
  • Did you make a choice to NOT do something?
  • Did you say yes to something?  NO?


Complete the Analysis questions for Activity 7

Social Studies - Monday Oct 3

Today in class, we introduced our historical people- Patriots, Neutralists, Loyalists.
Then within our groups, we read section 5-3 "Early British Actions in the Colonies" (pages 90-92) and completed the notes in the packet on page 13.

Be sure to have this complete for class Tuesday so that we can conduct our first Colonial Town Meeting.

Friday, October 3, 2014


Help out around the house

Social Studies

No Homework!
Enjoy your weekend :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

ELA due Friday

Today we read pp. 22-25 in Springboard:  a chapter from the book  Bad Boy.

Assignment:  After reading go back to the beginning and respond in "My Notes"  to the 7 "Key Ideas and Details"   Due Friday.

New vocabulary word today in the reading:

brownstones in the city

Math Homework

Lesson 1-4 Practice #3-7


Complete Analysis questions Activity 6
Complete the following vocab terms in your vocab log
motor neuron 
sensory neuron 
touch receptors
neervous system

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ELA Due Thursday

Read p. 22 of the short story "Bad Boy" in Springboard.   Highlight for key details which show characterization!!

Characterization is how a writer brings a character alive on the page.  


Read Pages 25-28 DEvelop written responses to the Stopping to Think Questions Sections 1-3

Social Studies Homework due Thursday

Read section 5.2 (Before 1763)- pages 88-89 in book
Answer questions 1-3 in packet page 2