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Book orders will be taken through literature classes through Thursday, August 29.  Order online - use code GKN8H or return flyer with payment.  See Scholastic link below for online orders.

7R- check Mr. Rudzinski's 7R Religion webpage on the ILS website to see what is coming up for memory in August and September.  Currently we are studying "God and His Word".


Literature (Mrs. Franke)

This week's vocabulary:
  This week's vocabulary (Thank You, Ma'm):  barren, frail, mistrust, presentable

 Anticipated Assignments (Week of August 25):
Friday, 8.23 - Read 30 minutes of AR (be able to write about it); book order (order online (use link below and code GKN8H or return flyer with payment)
Monday,  8.26- RN:  conflict notes; Quizlet:  create TYM Vocab set; book order
Tuesday, 8.27 -  Read & think about the story Thank you, Ma'm (textbook or online @my.hrw.com); book order
Wednesday, 8.28 -  Reread story & review ws; book order
Thursday, 8.29 - Study for Thank You, Ma'm test
Friday, 8.30 - Read 30+ min of AR & be ready to write about the reading
*The online textbook can be accessed at my.hrw.com.  Soon  - check the password chart for username and password.

The Seventh grade literature textbook can be accessed online @ my.hrw.com.  Students have their username & password in their password chart (front of planner)
Literature Links:
Online Literature Textbook
Scholastic Book Order
7 Literature Online Textbook
AR Bookfinder
Character Scrapbook
7R Lit Kidblog
7S Lit Kidblog
Lit Circle Main Idea/Role Template
Role Descriptions
Lit Circle PowerPoint Reflection
Lit Circle Quizlet Reflection
Lit Circle Summary/Role
Lit Circle Bookmark

Every week the students will be given a handout called, Daily Language Review (DLR). Each day we will go over a variety of English skills and concepts. On Fridays, the students will have a short quiz on a targeted skill for the week. This week we will focus on homophones/homonyms. Every two weeks the students will be studying four vocabulary words - Daily Academic Vocabulary (DAV). They will receive a packet the first week. On Wednesday of the second week they will take a pre-test. A re-test will be given on Friday if a student does not get a perfect score on the pre-test. Currently we are studying nouns and testing on pattern one of the Shurley Method. Next week the students will be given a Shurley Folder that they will use for instruction for the rest of the year. Next week I will send home a copy of all of the DAV words for the year. Google Classroom will be used extensively for assignments. Your child can show you his/her work and progress in that utility.

Social Studies
Books and guidelines will be given the first week of school.

Students interested in serving on Safety Patrol, The Immanuel Cancer Fighters, or helping with a new project called AnySoldier - info will come out the first week.
Safety Patrol training meeting will be Monday 8/13/18.

You can check out the webpages for each of these activities on our school page (under the essential tab).


The Anysoldier.com class-page has been updated with the wish-list to send to a unit of 270 soldiers in Afghanistan.

In science, we are studying and reviewing the skills and attitudes of scientists as well as the steps involved in scientific inquiry.  There will not be a test on this chapter.  In place of a chapter test, there will be quizzes following the completion of each lesson.