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Half Day of School Tomorrow

  • Pickup will be at 10:30 a.m.

6th Grade Social Studies

  • Students are developing presentations in small groups to explain and demonstrate basic economic concepts and vocabulary.

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Students are competing their analysis of mood and tone in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” and beginning a compare/contrast analysis of the 1960 and 2003 adaptations of the story.
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6th Grade Social Studies

  • The final group of students presented their analysis of a form of government.
  • Due Monday
    • Argumentative writing pieces (C.E.R. paragraphs) about a form of government
    • Cornell notes about a NewsELA article

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Students took the district’s 7th Grade ELA Semester 1 Writing Assessment.
  • Students worked on their analysis of mood and tone in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.”
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After School Activities Cancelled Today

  • Due to extremely cold temperatures and wind chills, all after school activities for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 are cancelled.

6th Grade Social Studies

  • We discussed different forms of government, and students worked on a double-entry journal for an article of their choice. This assignment will be due on Friday.

7th Grade Language Arts

  • We discussed prepositional phrases and read “Dirk the Protector” by Gary Paulsen. The assignments based on this short story will be due on Friday.
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Half Day of School Tomorrow

  • You will have all five of your classes.
  • Dismissal will be at 10:30 a.m.

6th Grade Social Studies

  • Students began reading and completing a double-entry journal for a primary source written by Martin Luther King, Jr.

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Students reviewed prepositions and prepositional phrases and practiced identifying them.

Dearborn Optimist Oratorical Contest

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6th Grade Social Studies

  • Students worked in small groups to analyze the text, context, and subtext of a primary source with historical significance.

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Students worked on an individual assignment that requires them to compare and contrast characters in “A Christmas Carol.”
  • Students worked in small groups to analyze symbolism and motifs in “A Christmas Carol.”
  • Revisions to Future City essays – PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REVISED ESSAY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, 12/21/18.
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6th Grade Social Studies

  • Students finished interpreting climographs for seven U.S. cities in small groups.
  • Students started to analyze historical quotations for subtext.

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Students worked on a C.E.R. writing piece that explains the theme of Ray Bradbury short story, “Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed.”
  • We started reading a dramatic interpretation of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens.
  • Progress Reports – A number of language arts students earned low scores on their Future City competition essay, and several will be receiving a progress report through the mail, as a result of this low score impacting their overall grade.
    • STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT A REVISED ESSAY BEFORE WINTER BREAK ON FRIDAY, 12/21/18.
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6th Grade Social Studies

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Future City essays are due today. The conflict video lesson is due on Monday.

Computer Coding Club – Meets every Tuesday after school


Charity Opportunities

Canned Food Drive

  • Food will be donated to a local charity called The High Five Hideout located in Inkster
  • Bring canned goods to Mr. Kerry’s room until December 14

Pennies for Patients

  • This charity benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Donations accepted until December 11
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6th Grade Social Studies

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Students continued to work on their Future City essays. Tomorrow will be the final day to work on these in class. They are due this Friday.

Computer Coding Club – Initial Meeting on Thursday

  • Stop by after-school on Thursday for an informational meeting about STEM’s Girls Who Code (and Boys Too!) Club.
    • Our introductory meeting will last about half an hour. Permission slips will be available.
  • Join the Girls Who Code (and Boys Too!) Club Flyer
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6th Grade Social Studies

7th Grade Language Arts

  • We reviewed plot diagrams in class today, and students are continuing to work on their Future City essays. Element 3 of their book projects are due on Tuesday.
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End of First Card Marking Period

  • All late or missing work is due tomorrow, October 31st.

6th Grade Social Studies

  • Students are creating cartogram, based on South American population data and another statistic of their choice.

7th Grade Language Arts

  • Students are completing any missing elements for their social research project and their book project.

PTA Reflections Contest

  • Entries and contest forms are due to Ms. Fryzel and/or Mr. Markiecki no later than Thursday, November 29th.
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