Thursday, May 23, 2013

Connecting to Nightjohn

As our ELA classes finish Nightjohn, it would be interesting to note what each student learned from reading this novel.  Although we will be exploring this in class, let's discuss it here on the blog as well.

To earn five bonus points on your lowest grade(s), please write a complete sentence or two explaining what lesson you learned from reading Nightjohn.  Be sure to write your name with your response.

All responses must be completed by midnight on Friday, May 31st, 2013.

Happy Memorial Day

Mrs. Earl would like to wish all of her students and their families a wonderful Memorial Day!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Terra Nova Testing

On May 21st, all seventh and eighth grade students will participate in Terra nova testing for Social Studies and Science.  These tests measure a student's growth in these subject areas.  Testing will follow lunch and last until dismissal.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dressing for the Warm Weather

This week promises to be a beautiful one with sun and warmth.  Unfortunately, Levy tends to be a warm building and seventh graders are housed on the top floor.  Because of this, students are reminded to keep the weather in mind while dressing for school.  As always, students must comply with SCSD dress code.

New Students of the Week

Because of testing, Mrs. Earl did not select students of the week for may 6th through the 10th.  New students of the week have been selected for the week of May 13th through the 17th.  They are:

Period One - Rome N.
Period Two - Danny E.
Period Four - Rahmo S.A.
Period Five - Malik D.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Scholastic Reading Inventory Results

Seventh graders took the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) for the last time this year and the results were AMAZING!  Most students showed growth and an increase in their reading level since the test was administered in September and again mid-year.  Many students took the test very seriously and their effort showed.  Mrs. Earl is very proud of this great accomplishment!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Looking Ahead to Reading Nightjohn

Beginning next week, we will be reading the novel, Nightjohn, by Gary Paulsen.  Watch below to learn a little about the author of this important book.

A Little Clarity

Some students in yesterday's class had a little trouble with the Missouri Compromise on the webquest.  Watch the video below to get a better understanding of this historic decision.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the Students of the Week for 4/30-5/3.  You did a great job.  Keep it up!

Period One - Johnathan N.
Period Two - Jacquez L.
Period Four - Kerin B.
Period Five - Stella P.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Review Crossword Puzzle

More UGRR Hero Practice

Play the game identifying the hero of the UGRR.  All heroes are referred to by his or her last name.

Friday's Slavery and UGRR Assessment

Seventh graders will have an assessment on Slavery and the UGRR on Friday.  Students should review the following:

smooth trip
ticket agent
train off the track

UGRR Heroes
Harriet Tubman
Frederick Douglass
Three of the following:
- Thomas Garrett
- Josiah Henson
- John Parker
- William Still
- Reverend John Rankin
- Johnathan Walker
- Levi and Catherine Coffin

Three of the following:
- Eliza Harris
- Henry "Box" Brown
- Tice Davids
- Anthony Burns
- Lear Green
- William and Ellen Craft
- Samuel Burris

Harriet Tubman and Fredrick Douglass
- details from Fredrick Douglass's escape
- what FD did once he was free
- details of Harriet Tubman's escape
- what HT did once she was free
- "a friend with friends"