November 26, 2008
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that
true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
Mrs. Becker’s Bits
8th Grade Literature:
8th Lit/Math: Number the Stars: We’ll work on extended responses in literature using the novel
Number the Stars. Also, we’ll do some reading in Scope magazine.
8th Lit/Algebra: Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl: This class will also write extended responses
but will use the diary of Anne Frank. Students will also watch an Anne Frank film.
**Both classes: Remember to read your AR books! Field trip to the Holocaust Museum on Tues-
day, December 2nd. Bus leaves at 8:40 A.M. We will eat lunch at a fast food restaurant.
8th Grade Language Arts:
DOL quiz (Week 14) will be on Thursday. Spelling Unit 16 skills pages 102-107 due Friday;
Spelling test Friday (words & definitions). We’ll continue composing a class persuasive essay. Students
will also edit, revise, and publish the essay.
A comprehension and vocabulary quiz on chapters 8 and 9 is scheduled for Wednesday. Work
on your Journals. Please continue your AR reading.
7th Grade Vocabulary:
Students will review some prefixes and complete activities with vocabulary from their novel.
Scholar Bowl: Practice Meet with Aviston on Thursday, December 4th at Aviston. We will take a bus
to Aviston; parents, grandparents, and friends are welcome.
The Band Played On– Mrs. Henrichs
We are now focused on the Christmas programs. Parents please
encourage good practice at home. It is very important that each band
member is able to play his/her own part independently at home. Dec.
9 - Christmas Concert. Students should be in their seats with instru-
ments at 6:30p.m.. The bulldog band went home last Wednesday with
all the spring Contest dates. Please mark your calendars NOW!
Shapin’ Up with Shubert -PE & Health
7th grade has completed their 2nd quarter health unit. Next will be the 6th
grade and their unit is chapter 2, The Skeletal/Muscular system. We will be
meeting in the band room. The PE classes have completed the sit-n-reach test
and we are close to finishing the vertical jump test. Remember you will be seeing
all of the test results before Christmas to see what needs improvement for next
Mr. Gabler’s History Classes
6th Grade Social Studies: We will finish discussing chapter 7. The test will be on
Wednesday. We will combine chapters 6 and 7 for the test.
7th Grade Social Studies: We will continue our work on the Constitution. The Consti-
tution test is very important. We will take it on Wednesday. The students have been
given a lot of class time to study, but please make sure they are studying at home as
well. The students have a study guide with an amendment quiz that will be very help-
ful for the test.
8th Grade Social Studies: We will visit the Holocaust Museum on Wednesday. The
rest of the week will be studying America entering the war.
Mrs. Varel’s Variety
6 LA: A sentence pattern #5A & B quiz will be on Tuesday. We will do sentence pattern #6– appositive
behind a noun– on Wednesday. On Thursday there will be a sentence pattern #1-6 and parts of speech
6 Spelling: Unit 16 spelling definitions are due Tuesday. The Unit 16 book pages are due Friday; the
test is also then.
6 Literature: A chapter 19-24 vocabulary quiz will be Thursday. We will finish the book this week, but
the test will not be due until the following week. Keep working on the journal! Remember to read for AR!
7M Literature: A chapter 8-9 vocabulary and comprehension quiz will be on Wednesday. Keep work-
ing on the journal! Remember to read for AR!
6 Art: We will continue a complementary color project, and begin a warm/cool color project. The color
test will be on Friday.
Reading: Continue “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” chapters 1-6 quiz Friday
Health: Due to play practice, science will overlap health this week
Science finishing up our inventions research, present on Thursday
Social Studies: 13 colonies, William Penn Spelling
Math: Finish chapter 5 with mixed #, and compare and order. Test on Thursday
7th LA: DOL week 12, sentence pattern 12, finish up adjectives. Spelling unit 14 test and vocabulary on Friday
Along with Dol test.
English/Z: Study guide given on Monday for parts of speech test. Test will be on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.
Spelling/Z: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (on website). Worksheet due by Tuesday. Spelling and vocab-
ulary are on this test. There are only 10 words, so be sure to know them. TEST ON THURSDAY
Mrs. McSparin’s Minutes
Enrichment students—Here’s what we’ll be doing the week after Thanksgiving:
8th grade - No class (Field Trip)
7th grade - Continuation of Culture Unit, using Internet resources to find information on food and entertainment
6th/5th grade - Architecture Unit, creating a “Home of My Own”
4th grade - Nutrition Unit Day 3, looking at labels and doing a taste test
3rd grade - “At the Movies” Activities, using thinking skills and creative skills
All Classes - Work on your 2nd-quarter project (creative math story problems), which is due before Christmas break
Advanced Reading students—A folder is going home to help with organizational and communication skills. It in-
cludes a few notes for your parents regarding our December reading class plans.
8 Grade Science
We will continue working through our chapter on “Earth’s Landmasses” next week.
7th Grade Science
We will continue working through our chapter on “Sponges, Cnidarians, Worms, and
Mollusks” next week.
6th Grade Science
We started our chapter on the Moon this week. We will continue it next week and take a
vocabulary QUIZ at the end of the week.
We will continue to work on Clinton County Geography and understanding maps.
Quote of the Week: ”Maybe you can’t play (or test) over your head. Maybe
it’s just potential you never knew you had.” - Fran Tarkenton
Math 6M Math 6T Math 7PA
This Week: This Week: This Week:
Chapter Test Chapter Test Chapter Test
Next Week: Next Week: Next Week:
Estimating Products Integers & Absolute Value Line/Angle Relationship
Multiplying Fractions Comparing and Ordering Integers Triangles and Angles
Multiplying Mixed Numerals Coordinate Plane Special Right Triangles
Mid-Chapter Mid-Chapter Quadrilaterals
Dividing Fractions Adding Integers Congruent Polygons
Math 7M Math 8M Algebra
This Week: This Week: This Week:
Chapter Test Chapter Test Add/Subt. Algebraic Fractions
Next Week: Next Week: Chapter 6 Quiz
Frequency Tables Line/Angle Relationship Next Week:
Making Predictions Triangles and Angles Least Common Denominator
Line Plots Special Right Triangles Add/Subt. Fractions
Measures of Central Tendency Quadrilaterals Mixed Expressions
Mid-Chapter Quiz Congruent Polygons Polynomial Long Division
Chapter 6 Review
Grade Name #
6M Parker Albers 16
6T Ben Lampe 12 **The Bulldogs captured the conference Championship by defeating
St. Rose last Friday. The Bulldogs finished the conference schedule
7M Matt Albers 21 with a 6-0 record. Congratulations!!
**The Conference Tournament will be in Bartelso on TUESDAY,
7PA Hayley Heimann 16 THURSDAY, and FRIDAY!! (not Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) The
Bulldogs will play Thursday (the 4th) at 5:30 against the winner of the
8 Stephanie Wuebbles 20 St. Rose/All Saints game.
**We will practice at either Central High School or Mater Dei High
School on Wednesday (maybe Tuesday also) next week. I will keep
the boys posted.
**There is Open Gym on Friday (the 28th) from 8 am to 9:30 am. We
are also practicing after school on Monday (the 1st).
**Grant Shootout on Saturday, December 6th. We play Wolf Branch at
11:45 am. The bus will leave at 10:30 am.