Thursday, May 23, 2019

Weekly Plans for May 27 -31, 2019

This is  the final week of classes.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be modified schedules (A 40 days), where all classes will meet for 50 minutes each. On those days, we will review any final questions and concerns students may have for the final exam on Thursday.
Thursday will be devoted to the administering of final exams and will be a half-day schedule. Students will be dismissed at noon.

There will also be a half-day on Friday, as well. There will be no classes on Monday because of Memorial Day!

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Weekly Plans for May 20 - 24, 2019

The week will be devoted to starting the review for the grammar / vocabulary final exams. Basically, each day will be a collection of Q and A for anything we have discussed since the beginning of the school year. All students will receive a study guide for the grammar portion of the final. All students will use their past quizzes on the vocabulary units #s 11-20. We will also discuss any issues about the definitions of the words. The format of the vocabulary final exam will be the same as the mid-term final. The vocabulary final will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, during regular class times.

Monday: Hand out the study guide for grammar final. Begin to go over the guide and take any questions . Each class will be the same for the week to ensure that all students have had a chance to ask questions and go over different types of grammar-related samples on the board. All students will be told the "format" of the test and sample questions will be discussed in all classes.

Tuesday: Same as above

Wednesday: Vocabulary final exam will be administered. Units # 11 -20

Thursday: Same as Monday

Friday: "Field Day" There will be no classes!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Weekly plans for May 13 - 17, 2019

This week will be devoted to Vocabulary quiz # 19 (on Monday). Vocabulary quiz # 20 (on Friday), information about the research paper, going over the test on The Diary of Anne Frank,  and the beginning of review for the final in Vocabulary and grammar sections of the test. All 7th graders will receive a grammar assessment test during class times on Thursday, May 16th

Monday: Vocabulary quiz # 19 will be administered. All students will receive the list of Vocabulary # 20. ( I will not be in class and the sub, Cheryl Willis, will handle the class.

Tuesday: (Blocks 3,4, and 5) Go over the test on Anne Frank and then talk about the ingredients of a research paper. Review for the Vocabulary quiz # 20 on Friday.

Wednesday: (Block 7) Same as above. Block 3 more on the research paper.

Thursday: All classes will take a grammar assessment test. Any remaining time will be devoted to the research paper.

Friday: Vocabulary Quiz # 20.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Weekly Plans for May 6 - 10, 2019

The week will be devoted to the final review of The Diary of Anne Frank, Vocabulary # 19 (from list Unit # 3) and the beginning stages of the research paper. The date for the Anne Frank test will be on Friday, May 10th.The Vocabulary quiz # 19 will be on Monday, May 13th. Students may receive a handout regarding the research paper and the requirements.

Monday: Continue with the review of Anne Frank. The date for the test on The Diary of Anne Frank is Friday, May 10th. The vocabulary quiz # 18 will be on Monday May 13th. Review of Anne Frank will continue through the week until the test on Friday.

Tuesday: ( blocks 3, 4 and  5) Finish review of Anne Frank. Prepare for the test on Friday.

Wednesday: (Block 7) Same as above (Block 3) Review for the vocabulary quiz on Monday, May 13th, and answer any questions about the Diary of Anne Frank.

Thursday: (Block 4, 5 and 7) Review for the vocabulary quiz on Monday. Prepare for Friday's test on Anne Frank.

Friday: Administer the test for The Diary of Anne Frank.

**The vocabulary test # 19 will be given on Monday, May 13th**

Friday, April 12, 2019

Weekly Plans for April 29 - May 3, 2019

This will be the first week back from the Washington DC trip and Passover/ Spring break. This week will be devoted to the Macy's interviews in class and the introduction and beginning discussions of The Diary of Anne Frank. We will, also have Vocabulary List # 18 from list from Unit #8 pages 91-97). There will be review for a test on diagramming sentences, as well.

Monday: Mr. Michael Pomerantz will be interviewing 16 students ( 4 from each of my classes) during class time and then he will select 5 students to work at Macy's Perimeter on Sunday, May 19th. Vocabulary list # 18 will be distributed to all students for the quiz on Friday.

Tuesday: Begin The Diary of Anne Frank. A study guide will be given to all students to help guide them through the information and prepare for the upcoming test the following week. The "diary" will be discussed in class for the entire week to prepare for the test, as well. The date will be given this week. (Blocks 3,4 and 5)

Wednesday: Block 3 will review vocabulary words for the quiz on Friday, while block 7 will do what was assigned on Tuesday for the other blocks.

Thursday: (Blocks 4, 5 and 7) These classes will review the vocabulary words for Friday's quiz. The Diary of Anne Frank will continue with discussions, as well as, review for the diagramming test the following week.

Friday: Vocabulary quiz #18. The time remaining will be devoted to any questions on "Anne Frank".

The discussions of The Diary of Anne Frank will continue into the next week, if necessary. The date for the test will be determined, once the students have been properly prepared. The diagram test will be held the week of May 6th. That date will be determined as well.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Weekly Plans for April 8 -12, 2019

The week will be devoted to the continuation of diagramming of compound sentences. There will be various days where students will have sentences to diagram for homework grades. Also the students will have Vocabulary list # 17 ( from Unit list # 4 pages 51 -57). This week, students will also be taking the CTPV testing each day, so, although all classes will meet, there will be a modified schedule. No major tests or assessments will be given this week, dur to the testing. Homework can be given. ***Please make sure you are reading The Diary of Anne Frank.  Remember... we will be going to Washington D.C. this coming week, and it would be a very good idea to have much of the book completed before you leave for the trip. The book MUST be completed by Monday, April 29th.

Monday: The Vocabulary list of words (# 17) will be given to all students. Most of the class time will be spent on diagramming sentences. Each day we will have some sort of competitive class to help understand and review for diagramming of compound sentences. Homework to be completed is a handout of five (5) sentences to be diagrammed for Tuesday.

Tuesday: Due to testing (CTPV), all classes will meet and continue to diagram sentences. We will go over the homework of the 5 diagrammed sentences. Any remaining time will be for any mock interviews if there are any volunteers.

Wednesday: We will review the vocabulary words for the quiz on Friday.

Thursday: We will have a competitive game (with teams) on diagramming sentences at the board.

Friday: Vocabulary Quiz # 17 ( from unit # 4).

***We will be going to Washington D.C. on Sunday, April 14th and come home on Thursday, April 18th. Then, we will have our Passover/Spring Break until Monday, April 29th.
Please make sure the reading of The Diary of Anne Frank is completed.
 On Monday, April 29, Michael Pomerantz, a former district manager of Macy's, will be in class to interview those 16 students selected with the best persuasive essays and applications. Those names will be officially announced in Washington D.C. the last night of our trip. Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Weekly Plans for April 1 -5, 2019

This week will be devoted to Vocabulary # 16 ( list comes from Unit 11) pages 124-126). The test will be on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on class day. Friday, we will be at The Alliance Theater for a production of "The Wizard of Oz". There will be no regular classes. We will continue with diagramming of sentences...introducing the "compound sentence". There will be various diagram sentence handouts which will be done, either in the classroom or for homework. *PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE READING The Diary of Anne Frank,  Remember: It is best if you read as much as you can before leaving for Washington D.C. on Sunday, April 14th. Technically, you have until Monday, April 29th to have completed the book.

Monday:   Introduce Vocabulary List # 16 ( list come from Unit # 11) page 124-126. We are going to spend time in class, today, going over the list (11) and their definitions. The quiz for block 3 will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd.   Diagram sentence practice. Mock interviews...if time.

Tuesday: For block 3,4 and 5 we will review for the vocabulary #16 (list from Unit #11) pages 124-126. We will more diagramming sentences and if time, have mock interviews.

Wednesday: Block 3 will have the Vocabulary Quiz #16. Block 7 will review for their quiz on Thursday and practice diagramming sentences.

Thursday: Blocks 4, 5 and 7 will have the Vocabulary quiz # 16 (list from Unit # 11).

Friday:  All students will go to the Alliance Theater for a production of "The Wizard of Oz". No regular classes.

** Vocabulary quizzes will be given on Wednesday or Thursday(depending on your class schedule), instead of Friday. This is because of the modified schedule due to the Alliance Theater production of  "The Wizard of Oz"