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March 24th 

Homework this weekend is just to keep up with your reading and your work on your character journals. 
Have a fun and relaxing weekend! 
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March 23rd

You have a reading check-in tomorrow, so please bring in your book and your character journals. If you need to retake the elements of short stories test, you should come get a copy from me tomorrow (or Tuesday if you're in Period 2) during MELO. Remember, it is your responsibility to come to the retake if you wish to retake the test.

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March 22nd

Tonight, please keep up with your reading/book project work and study for your WW8 test tomorrow
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March 21st 

Your group work today was really impressive! Great work! 

Tonight, please reach your reading goal, continue working on your book project, and study for your WW8 test on Thursday. 

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March 20th 

Today, we took a look at the work of other students who wrote the same literary analysis essay. Tonight, please finish highlighting the strong areas of your group members' essays. We will meet about them tomorrow. 

In addition, WW8 is due on Thursday and your March book project is due on April 4th. 

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March 17th 

Over the weekend, please keep up with your reading and the reading project. Remember that your character journal is due on April 4th. Also, please keep in mind that WW8 is due on Thursday, March 23rd. 

Have a great weekend! 
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March 16th 

Tomorrow is a reading check in, so please arrive with your book AND your finished essay! Your literary analysis essays are due at the beginning of class. 
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March 11th 

Today in class, we went to the computer lab and worked on typing your literary analysis essays. These essays are due on Friday. In order to give you enough time in the lab, and assuming that tomorrow is a snow day, I will be moving your Wordly Wise Test out to 3/23 and bringing you to the lab again on Thursday. 

If you're confused, here are the due dates you need to know: 
  • Essay due Friday 3/17 at the beginning of class
  • WW8 due Thursday 3/23
  • Book project due 4/4
Happy snow storm! 

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March 10th 

The outline of your literary analysis essay  is due on Monday, March 13th. 
Over the weekend, please continue your reading and working on WW8. 

Have a great weekend! 
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March 9th 

Tonight, please reach your reading goal and finish the outline of your introduction and your first body paragraph. Don't forget to bring in your book for tomorrow check-in!

Your WW8 test is on Thursday, March 16th. 

See you tomorrow! 
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March 8th 

For tomorrow's class, please finish the PARCC prompt packet I handed out in class today. 

In addition, please stay on top of your reading. Your reading project is due on April 4th. 

Finally, your WW8 packet is due on March 16th. 

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March 7th 

Please reach your reading goal. 
Upcoming due dates: 
    1. Your book project is due on April 4th 
    2. WW8 is due on March 16th 

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March 6th 

Tonight please study for tomorrow's test and reach your reading goal. Your March book project is due on April 4th. 
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March 3rd

Tonight, please reach your reading goal and study for your test on Tuesday. 

Have a great weekend! 
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March 2nd

Tonight, please reach your reading goal and study for your test on Tuesday.
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March 1st

Tonight, please reach your reading goal in your new book. We will have a check-in on Friday. 
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February 27th 

Your February book should be finished tonight. Tomorrow, we will work on your February book project during class, so please come prepared to work.  Your February book project is due on Wednesday and we will be going to the library during that time. 
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February 16th 

Great work on your presentations today! 
Tomorrow is a paper check-in, so please reach your reading goal and bring in  your book.

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February 15th 

Tonight, please keep working on your reading and your reading project. In addition, please fill out the peer evaluation you received in class. 

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February 14th

Please continue to reach your reading goal and to work on your February book project. Remember, your Dystopian project MUST be finished by the end of the day tomorrow. You should use MELO and study halls if necessary. 

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February 8th 

Please reach your reading goal(s) and bring in your book for Friday's reading check-in. 
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February 6th 

Please reach your reading goal and work on your February reading project.
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February 1st 

Please reach your reading goal and remember that your February book project is due on March 1st. 

The Prezi that we watched in class today is here. Tonight, please spend some time thinking about the type of Dystopian world you are going to create.

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January 31st

Please finish your reading calendar for a homework grade and reach your reading goal. 

Your February book calendar is due on March 1st. 
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January 30th 

Your January book project is FINALLY due tomorrow at the beginning of class. We will also be going to the library tomorrow, so please bring any library books you need to return or the a book from home that you're planning to read for the month of February. 

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January 26th 

CONGRATULATIONS! You made it through midterms! 
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This weekend, please work on your Journal entries. Remember, these are due on Tuesday. You will have Monday to work on them in class, but you should view this as time to wrap up your project and not a time to write more than one entry. 

Have a great weekend! 

January 25th 

As we come out of Midterms, here are some due dates to keep in mind: 
    1. Your January book should be finished by Friday
    2. WW6 (Test and Packet) is due on Friday
    3. Your journal project is due on Tuesday 

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January 18th

On Friday, you have two things due: 
  • 1. The Lottery vs. The Hunger Games Packet
  • 2. Your reading goal
Make sure you're ready for class! 
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January 11th 

I will be out of the classroom until Wednesday the 18th and you will be with Mrs. Dobosz. During that time, you will be working on making comparisons between "The Lottery" and "The Hunger Games" by completing a packet. 

Homework: 
Reach your reading goals
January book project due 1/31
WW6 due 1/26
Hunger Games/Lottery packet due 1/19

See you on the 18th! 

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January 10th

Tonight, please reach your reading goal. Your January reading project is due on January 31st. 
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January 9th

Tonight, please reach your reading goal. Your January reading project is due on January 31st. 
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January 6th 

This weekend, please reach your Monday reading goal. In addition, you should begin working on your January reading project. This project is due on the 31st. 

Have a great weekend! 

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January 5th 

Tonight, please reach your reading goal and finish the "Investigating Characters" sheet tomorrow for the beginning of class. 
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January 4th

Tonight, please complete both sides of the pre-reading sheet I handed out in class. I will collect it tomorrow at the beginning of class for a homework grade. Also, please reach your Thursday reading goal. 
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January 3rd 

Please work on completing your bookmark if you didn't finish it in class. Also, reach your Wednesday reading goal! 
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December 21st

If you're missing any work, please complete it tonight and bring it in for tomorrow. In addition, please make sure that your December book is in school so that we can return it when we come back from break. 
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December 20th 

Tonight, please check your mailing address at home and bring in anything you want to put in your letter to yourself. Also, please finish your December reading book. 

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December 14th 

You have one more day of class to work on your book analysis project. It is due Friday along with a reading check-in. 
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December 13th 

Your book analysis project is due at the beginning of class on Friday. You also have a book check-in on that day. 
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December 9th

Reach your Monday reading goal and have an awesome weekend! 
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December 8th 

Reach your Friday reading goal and bring in your book for tomorrow's check-in. In addition, please go over your conflict worksheets this evening as we discussed in class, making sure that your conflicts and antagonists align. 
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December 7th 

Keep working on Wordly Wise 5 tonight as your test is tomorrow. You also have a reading check-in on Friday and we will be going over your conflict worksheets at that time as well. 
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December 6th

Please continue to work on Wordly Wise. Your test is this Thursday. Also, make sure you have your conflict worksheet and your reading book on Friday.
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December 2nd

Reach your Monday reading goal and continue to work on your WW5 packets. 
Have a wonderful weekend! 
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December 1st 

You have a reading check-in tomorrow, so make sure you bring in your book and and reach your goal. Please also continue to work on WW5. 

Tomorrow is the last day I will take the late work on the board. 
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November 30th 

Reach your reading goal and work on learning your WW5 words; we'll be using them in class tomorrow! 

Friday is the last day I will take the late work on the board. 
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November 28th 

Your only homework is to reach your Tuesday reading goal! 
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November 16th 

Remember to finish your WW4 packet and study for the quiz tomorrow. You have a reading check-in on Friday and we will also be using your summary of "TMDG" and your plot notes during that class period. 

See you tomorrow!
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November 15th 

Tonight, please finish your summary of "The Most Dangerous Game." We will use this tomorrow when we learn and plot structure. In addition, please continue to read and to work on Wordly Wise. 
And stay away from islands.... 

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November 14th 

Please finish your characterization worksheet and work on Wordly Wise and your reading. Tomorrow we'll finish "The Most Dangerous Game"....
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November 1st 

Tonight, please finish collecting quotes and identifying character traits for your October book projects. 
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October 31st 

Bring in your October reading book and any materials you might need for your October book project. 

Happy Halloween! 
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October 26th 

Your only "doing" homework is to finishing your reading book by Friday. However, your "thinking" homework is to begin planning your October book project. 

Get those thinking caps out and be creative! 
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October 25th

As we work on our character maps projects in class, your only homework is to finish your book by Friday. 

Happy reading! 
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October 24th 

Tonight please reach your Tuesday reading goal. Remember, your books should be finished by Friday.

See you tomorrow! 

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October 21st 

Your only homework tonight is to reach your Monday reading goal. Have a wonderful weekend! 
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October 20th 

The final draft of your Big E essay is due tomorrow. It must be completed by the beginning of class and turned in with your rough draft. You also have a reading check-in tomorrow, so please remember to bring your book to school. 

Happy essay writing! 

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October 19th 

Tomorrow is your WW3 vocab test and your packet is due. The final draft of your Big E essay is due on Friday.

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October 17th 

Please complete the packet about counterclaims that we began in class. Remember, you are more than welcome to write your counterclaim paragraph about the Big E on a separate piece of paper. 

In addition, please continue reading and working on Wordly Wise 3. You have a vocabulary test on Thursday! 
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October 12th 

We spent today's class learning about how to access print media in the library. Tonight, please reach your Thursday reading goal and work on your Wordly Wise 3 packet. 

See you in the library tomorrow! 

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October 7th 

It's here! It's here! Its finally here! 
THE ASHFIELD FALL FESTIVAL!!! 

This weekend, finish your bookmark calendars, reach your Tuesday reading goal, and eat all the maple fried dough you possibly can! See you tuesday!
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October 5th

Your Wordly Wise 2 test is tomorrow and your vocabulary packet is due. In addition, your September Book Project is due at the beginning of class on Friday. 

Don't forget to study! 
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October 4th

Tonight, please finish the written portion of your book project. We'll do the cover portion tomorrow during class. 

Please remember that your vocabulary test is on Thursday! 

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October 3rd 

Today in class, we began writing the conclusions to our Big E essays. Tonight, please complete your conclusion and add it to your essay. I will collect your finished essays them at the beginning of class tomorrow. 

Don't forget that you have a vocabulary test on Thursday! 

See you tomorrow! 

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September 30th 

Over the weekend, please finish the body paragraphs of your essay and continue to work on Wordly Wise. If you didn't finish your September reading book, please wrap that up this weekend as well. 

See you on Monday! Have fun! 
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September 29th 

Please finish your introductions and your September book for tomorrow's class. 

See you then! 
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September 28th 

Tonight please finish your Essay Map and continue to work on Wordly Wise and your reading. September books should be finished by Friday! 

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September 26th 

Tonight please reach your Tuesday reading goal. Wordly Wise 2 is due on October, 6th.

If you're retaking the WW1 test, you should come to my classroom tomorrow during MELO. 

Have a relaxing night! 

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September 23rd

Strict Orders: Please reach your Monday reading goal... and have an incredible weekend!
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September 21st 

Tonight, please reach your Thursday reading goal. 

At the Big E tomorrow, please remember to consider whether you find your experience to be valuable. Put another way, is our trip to the Big E worth the loss of a day in classes? We'll discuss your findings on Monday! 

See you at the circus! 

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September 20th

You've completed your very first 7th grade quiz! Congratulations! 
Tonight, please just reach your Wednesday reading goal. 

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September 15th-19th

I won't see you until Tuesday, so I thought I'd leave you with the homework for the next few nights. 

Thursday Night: 
Please finish your Wordly Wise flashcards and review your words for Tuesday's test. Also, please prepare for your reading check-in tomorrow by reaching your Friday reading goal and bringing in your book. 

Friday Night: 
Reach your Monday reading goal and get ready for Tuesday's vocabulary test. 

Monday Night: 
Reach your Tuesday reading goal and study for your vocab quiz. Remember that your Wordly Wise packet is due tomorrow! 

Holy moly, that was a lot of nights! See you rockstars on Tuesday! 

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September 14th

You all did a wonderful job practicing the persuasion strategies we learned about yesterday. If you ever want to see that presentation another time to refresh yourself, you can find it here

Please reach your Thursday reading goal and continue to work on your vocabulary. Your first Wordly Wise quiz is next Tuesday, September 20th. 

Have a great evening! 

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September 13th 

Tonight, please reach your Wednesday reading goal, work on Wordly Wise, and complete your "Persuasion is All Around You" slip. 

See you tomorrow! 
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September 12th 

Tonight, please read the "Making a Commercial" handout and answer the questions on the back. Remember to keep up with your reading and to work on your vocabulary packets. 

Great work in class today! 
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September 9th 

For Monday, please reach your reading goal. I will see you then! Have a fun and relaxing weekend! 

September 8th

Please reach your Friday reading goal and remember to bring in your September book for tomorrow's check-in.

Have a relaxing and fun night... and stay away from cucumbers! 

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September 7th

Today in class, we worked on creating diagrams in groups. 

Tonight, please reach your Thursday reading goal. If you haven't already, please also bring in your signed handbook form. 

See you tomorrow! 

September 6th

For tomorrow, please reach your Wednesay reading goal. This page number can be found in the box labeled "Wed 7" on the bookmark calendar you made in class. 

In addition, please have your families sign and return the yearbook form by Thursday. 

Thank you for another great day! See you tomorrow! 

September 2

Today in class, we read and discussed a few highlights from the students handbook. Please let your families know that this form should be filled out and returned to me by next Thursday. 

I also gave you a letter that I wrote to your class and asked you to write me a letter in response. You are more than welcome to write freely about yourself, but you can also use the questions I gave you as a guide if you get stuck. Remember, you don't have to answer all of these questions! This letter is due Tuesday. I'm already excited to learn more about you. 

Have a fun and relaxing long weekend! See you on Tuesday!

September 1

Welcome, 7th Graders! 

I had a great day with you today and I'm looking forward to our time together this year. I can already tell that you are a fun and energetic class with a lot of enthusiasm for learning! 

Tonight your only homework is to return all your forms tomorrow and to have a relaxing Thursday evening. 

See you tomorrow!