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Information for April 30 - May 4

posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:48 AM by Carol Purvis

1. UNIFORM EXCHANGE - May 5 at the Liberty campus hangar from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
2. CELEBRATING MOMS - The Junior Academy will be honoring mothers on Thursday, May 10, with our annual Mother's Day Tea.  Moms should proceed to their children's classrooms to enjoy goodies from 7:30-8:15 a.m.  
3.  8th GRADE TESTING - Eighth graders will be taking state tests the week of May 7.
4.  THIS WEEK IN LANGUAGE ARTS -
     Literature - "Abuela Invents the Zero"
     Grammar - continue pronoun unit; review troublesome words
     Composition - strengthen paragraph writing and review narratives

INFORMATION FOR APRIL 23 - APRIL 27

posted Apr 24, 2018, 12:12 PM by Carol Purvis   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 9:46 AM ]

1. HELPING YOUR CHILDREN GROW WELL - Parents, there is a great opportunity to attend and participate in a workshop titled "Quantum Night...A Parent Workshop" that will help equip parents to develop capacity and ownership in your children.  The workshop is this Wednesday, April 25th, from 4-6 p.m. at the Liberty campus on Main Street.  It is a free workshop to our Literacy First parents.  
2. UNIFORM EXCHANGE - May 5 at the Liberty campus hangar from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
3. CELEBRATING MOMS - The Junior Academy will be honoring mothers on Thursday, May 10, with our annual Mother's Day Tea.  Moms should proceed to their children's classrooms to enjoy goodies from 7:30-8:15 a.m.  
4.  8th GRADE TESTING - Eighth graders will be taking state tests the week of May 7.
5.  THIS WEEK IN LANGUAGE ARTS -
     Literature - "Abuela Invents the Zero"
     Grammar - continue pronoun unit
     Composition - strengthening paragraph writing

INFORMATION FOR APRIL 16 - APRIL 21

posted Apr 16, 2018, 9:47 AM by Carol Purvis   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 9:53 AM ]

1. INTERNET SAFETY SEMINAR - Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend this helpful seminar to be better equipped to protect children from internet dangers.  The seminar will be held at the Liberty campus on Main Street on Tues:day, April 17, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

2.  MOMS AND THEIR BOYS - Calling all moms and sons for a fun night of action and interaction....  Saturday, April 21, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. is Mother Son Night.  The festivities will take place at the Liberty campus on Main Street.

3.  QUANTUM NIGHT - LFCS is offering a parent workshop to help develop capacity and ownership in your children.  The workshop will be Wednesday, April 25, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

4.  REPORT CARDS - Just a reminder that report cards went home last Friday afternoon, April 13.  Students should already have delivered report cards to their parents and conducted their Student-led Conferences as well.  Parents, please be sure to sign the Student-led Conference form as well as the Report Card Acknowledgement form and return them to school.

5. LANGUAGE ARTS THIS WEEK:
    grammar - continuing unit on pronouns
    composition - various activities (including Moby Max online) strengthening writing skills
    literature - "Sullivan Ballou Letter," pp. 29-32 in Studysync text

Language Arts Matriculation Assigned

posted Feb 26, 2018, 4:02 PM by Carol Purvis   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 9:49 AM ]

The Language Arts matriculation project is underway.  Students are taking home a "Due Dates" calendar that also gives a little extra information about project expectations and computer use.  Please read and sign the matriculation Due Dates paper and return it to school tomorrow.

Important information

posted Feb 14, 2018, 12:37 PM by Carol Purvis   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 9:53 AM ]

Today students are taking home a document for a final project over our novel Night.  Students have a choice whether they want to present their information on a website format or on a poster format.  We will be working on the projects during class time as we are finishing up the novel the week of February 19.

The week of February 26, students will begin working on their Language Arts matriculation project.  The project will focus on students determining the theme of a piece of literature and tracing the theme's development through the work.

Have a wonderful and restful "second quarter break."

Student-Led Conferences

posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:32 PM by Carol Purvis

Today, 8th graders have been sent home with a conference form.  Parents, please check the form to see if a conference request was marked by any of your child's teachers.  If no teachers requested a conference, you are still free to choose to see any or all of the 8th grade teachers.  If a conference time is needed, please note your first, second, and third choices on the schedule provided on the last page.  Teachers will coordinate the meeting times and send back the confirmed time.

ALL SIGNED CONFERENCE FORMS ARE REQUIRED TO BE RETURNED TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12.  Even if no conference is requested, forms need to be signed and returned.

Important Projects

posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:28 PM by Carol Purvis   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 5:46 PM ]

Hi Parents,

Please be aware that your children will be completing a few important projects in Language Arts over the next few weeks.  The due dates for these projects are tentatively set at this time.  I do not anticipate that I will need to change the due dates, but it is possible that one or both dates may be moved to a LATER time (not earlier).  

Project 1 - NARRATIVE (due October 16)
One of the projects is a narrative composition in which the students are practicing their storytelling techniques. The narrative is scheduled to be completed on October 16th.  Students will be required to follow these steps to get their narratives turned in:
    1.  print a copy of the story and staple the story to the yellow checklist (checklist stapled behind story) 
                - there is a copy of the yellow checklist for the narrative on my website page titled "Lessons and Notes"
    2.  bring the stapled final draft and checklist to school on October 16
    3. submit a copy of the final draft electronically through Google classroom


Project 2 - Call of the Wild (due Oct. 23)
The Call of the Wild project is a series of activities the students completed while they were reading the novel.  Students must follow these guidelines to submit their projects.
    1.  complete all of the required activities for the project
                - there is a copy of the project activities on my website page titled "Lessons and Notes"
                ***be sure that you are looking at your correct requirements; the alternate assignment is for students I
                       have spoken to; all other students should be doing the original assignment
    2.  create (or buy - but creating is more fun) section dividers for each of the activity sections included in the project
    3.  organize the section dividers with the activities in the order the activities appear on the project guidelines paper
    4.  place the entire project inside a three-pronged folder and attach the project to the prongs
    5.  bring the project to class and turn it in on October 23

Parent Contact Form - Please fill out

posted Aug 29, 2017, 7:02 AM by Carol Purvis

The eighth grade team has developed a Parent Contact form that will be a great benefit for teachers to be able to get in touch with parents with important information that comes up during the school year.  Please use the link provided below to access the form and complete it.

Back to School Night

posted Aug 28, 2017, 2:06 PM by Carol Purvis

Back to School Night is Tuesday evening, August 29th.  For 8th grade, the Back to School Night session is from 6:30 - 7:30.   I look forward to meeting you and sharing some important information with you!

Welcome back...and the first day

posted Aug 23, 2017, 2:40 PM by Carol Purvis

Hi parents of eighth grade students.  It was so good to get through the first day and to meet such a great group of eighth grade students!  Already their personalities are shining through, and I am looking forward to a year of growth and successes.

Just so you know, there is a small homework assignment tonight that is due tomorrow.  Please be sure to read the Parent Letter with your child.  Sign the last page and sign the Book Agreement page.  Return the sign-off page tomorrow.  (Keep the Parent Letter itself for your records.)

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