Sunday, November 30, 2014

Because I'm All About Those Books, 'bout Those Books

Pretty cool, if you ask me!

Monday's Class:

  1. Meghan Trainor Video
  2. Your Independent Reading 1st Trimester:
  • Collecting the following:  Reading Record Sheets for entire trimester and a completed Reading Self-Evaluation.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Pg 36 Try These A (a, b, c)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ELA Due Thursday

No homework!

Math Homework

Lesson 4-1 Practice pg 35 #7-11


Finish Lesson reading lesson 37 on Germ theory up through Semmelweis. remember to write down the significant contribution of each of the people towards germ theory

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Twin Day


Social Studies due Wednesday

page 112-3 in text and 21-22 in packet

Monday, November 17, 2014

ELA due Thursday

Begin a search for a book of stories which are classified as myths.  You will need to read as many myths as you can find time for while you study the unit:  Writing Short Stories:  The Myth


Complete questions from the article from friday "Fighting off Micro invaders"

Mismatch Day

Friday, November 14, 2014

Math Homework

Pages 31&32 Odd problems if you did not finish them in class.

Spirit days

Monday - Mismatch Day - come up with a crazy outfit - the crazier the mismatch the better!

Tuesday - Twin Day - Find a twin or match as a classroom!

Wednesday - Formal Day - time to dress up! It's our holiday dinner celebration, wear something nice :)  Dresses, suits, ties - why not?

Thursday - Pajama Day - wear your comfiest PJs (school appropriate, shoes must still be worn - no slippers)

Friday - Hat Day - pick your favorite hat and wear it to school!! Hats will be removed for the Grand performance.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Due Friday

Personal Narrative Final Draft

Due Friday

Personal Narrative final draft

Math Homework

Finish review pages 31 and 32 even problems if not done in class

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Complete Microscope lab sheets
Microscope quiz tomorrow 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Due Thursday!

1.  Here is the video mini-lesson we watched in class today:

2.  You will be writing a lot in class on Wednesday with your substitute teacher.  Please be SURE you complete this task assigned today and have it ready for ME (Mrs. Leighton) to see on Thursday.  It is a graded assignment:

  • Revise in 2 different places within your personal narrative.  Revise to add descriptive details that make the writing more interesting.  Color the parts of the text you newly revise.  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Math Homework

Activity 8 Worksheet if you did not finish in class

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Math Homework

Worksheet finish pg 105

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My First Kiss: My Revised Ending!!

When I look back on that summer day oh so many years ago, that day I decided to “be Ricky’s girlfriend,”  I totally realize just how young and gullible and trusting I was.  Gosh, when I think about it today, I believe I was practically a baby, the summer of my 8th grade year,  to be making decisions to agree with some older boy that I would be his girlfriend.  I wish I had had the advice of an older sister or some trusted friend who would have sat me down and said, Jacquie, Jacquie, Jacquie.  Just because Ricky is cute and all your friends are beginning to flirt and date, does not mean it’s the right thing for you to do.  Ask yourself:  Do you really like him?  Are you going out with him for the right reasons.

I know today I didn’t do it for the right reasons.  “The Kiss” really cramped my social life for a few years because no way, Jose, was I taking any risks and kissing like that again! Bleck!  I never followed the leader like that again.  It really toughed me up and taught me to stand on my own two feet. Of course, fortunately he was a lousy kisser so I was totally motivated to end it!!  Oh, I should have listened to my heart that time, not my head!

Due Thursday

Write another ENDING for one of your PERSONAL NARRATIVES.  I gave you a notecard to write this on.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Math Homework

Finish page 1 of the worksheets handed out today


Complete the analysis for Activity 33 From One to Another. #1-4

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Good Morning

Dear Homeroom and 7th Grade ELA students,

I am in school today but will have a substitute teacher for my classes because I'll be working in a different way today.  I am giving reading assessments to a few students which takes me away from my regular teaching today.  You will see me around though.  Please do the best you have in you to treat your substitute with respect.  You have a responsibility to be the best you can be on sub days.  These times are challenges.  Are you up for it?

I am looking for several of you to post your latest personal narratives on Google Docs.  I have scored all of the ones I have received and left Comments for final drafting.  We are nearly ready for the final editing stage of a final draft.  However, I did not see several documents which should have an October 31 time stamp.

Will the following students please post this assignment or see me if there is a problem:
Macey, Jacob, Isaac, Shannon, Bryce, and Breanna.

Thank you!  I hope to hear great news from your sub.  Have a good day everyone.

Mrs. Leighton