1) Today's Zoom meeting was nice. It was great to see some familiar faces; it has been so long since I have seen all of you. As we discussed, it will be a weekly meeting so if you were not able to attend today, please try to attend next Thursday. Ms. Burford will be joining us in the coming weeks to do some work for her certification, so having more students would definitely be a plus. You can also use this time to ask questions, discuss The Outsiders or any lessons you're working on. I want to hear from YOU!!!
2) In today's meeting we discussed the somewhat slow nature of the iReady Lessons. If you want to do practice at your own pace, you can download the iReady packet attached here. If you want to print the sheets that's okay, but you don't have to. You could simply work them on a scratch sheet of paper while viewing the document on your computer or phone. The lessons in the packet are different from the ones online. Both have really good activities in them to make sure you fully understand the 8th grade standards and are prepared for 9th grade next year. The upcoming lessons online will become more difficult as you progress.
3) The last thing we discussed is the fact that I really hate we weren't able to read and discuss The Outsiders together since we are not returning to school this year. I'm posting the full book here in a PDF. It is a really great story that I know you would all enjoy. If you're bored or need something to do, this would be a great use of your time.
As always, I miss you guys, I enjoyed seeing you all today, and if I didn't see you today, I hope to see you in Zoom next week. Have a great weekend and stay well!!!
8th English/Language Arts
I miss all of you guys, and I hope you are all well and safe!!!! Starting Tuesday, April 14th, you will have additional distance learning assignments to complete each week. If you have access to a device and the internet, assignments will be posted in iReady for both ELA and math. If you don’t have internet access, then there will be printed materials available for pickup at CMS from 8 am to 12 pm Tuesday, April 14- Friday, April 17. I can also email a packet to you to print, if necessary, or you can download the attachment. It is preferred that students complete the online assignments or print packets, but there are printed copies available also.
iReady login information is as follows: your USERNAME is your FIRST and LAST initial + your AR NUMBER. Your PASSWORD is your AR NUMBER.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll get back with you as soon as possible. Please stay well and be safe!!!! I hope to see all of you soon!!!
Parents and Students:
During the extended break from school, students can complete the the Distance Learning Assignments to stay up to date for the 4th nine weeks. This activity is not for a grade, but I will accept it in lieu of AR for this nine week or as bonus in the event that a student has already completed an AR test. In order to complete the activity, students must do the following:
The template to complete the assigned work is available in Google Classroom. There students can download a copy and complete online or print and complete to be turned it when we return to school. If you have any questions during this time, feel free to contact me via email at anytime. Please stay well; I can’t wait to see everyone when we return!
Parents and Students:
During the extended break from school, students can complete the supplemental book review activity in order to get a headstart on the 4th nine weeks. This activity is not for a grade, but I will accept it in lieu of AR for this nine week or as bonus in the event that a student has already completed an AR test. In order to complete the activity, students must do the following:
The book review form can be printed, downloaded and edited, or copied onto a sheet of paper to be filled out. If you have any questions during this time, feel free to contact me via email at anytime. Please stay well; I can’t wait to see everyone when we return!