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May 8-12
6th Grade -9 week reviewing and practice: Study vocabulary list of words and prep for 2 practice quizzes (Wednesday and Friday) CHECK IN WITH YOUR CHILDREN DAILY

7th Grade - WORK ON FINAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLES (FOLLOW GIVEN RUBRIC) TO TURN IN ON MAY 17TH OR EARLIER. CHECK IN WITH YOUR CHILD'S WORK DAILY

8th Grade - WORK ON FINAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLES (FOLLOW GIVEN RUBRIC) TO TURN IN ON MAY 10TH OR EARLIER. CHECK IN WITH YOUR CHILD'S WORK DAILY
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
8th grade FINAL EXAM - NEWSPAPER DUE ON MAY 10TH OR EARLIER!!! Manage your time wisely during class AND AT HOME; follow the rubric for total point value.

7th grade FINAL EXAM - NEWSPAPER DUE ON MAY 17TH OR EARLIER!!!! Manage your time wisely during class AND AT HOME; follow the rubric for total point value.
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7th & 8th - Short story pictures for gazette articles. Click the picture, copy & paste, then choose desired size and and borders if desired.

Welcome to the Month of May!
   Praying special intentions for your families and loved ones.
                   

May 1-5 Tasks & Due Dates:
6th Grade - Unit 12 Quiz (11-20 vocabulary on May 1, 2017) - Short Story Presentations May 4, 2017
                      Unit 12 Test - May 5, 2017
7th Grade - Short Story Presentations (test grade) May 2nd and 3rd, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND REVISIONS USING TEMPLATE-DUE DATE: MAY 17, 2017 (9 week test grade)
8th Grade - Short Story Presentations (test grade) May 5, 2017, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND REVISIONS USING TEMPLATE-DUE DATE: MAY 10, 2017 (9 week test grade)







2017 6th grade Speech Festival Participants. I'm so very proud of these students :) Hope to get their results tomorrow.
Great job!!!!






                                                                                                      
                                
                       Happy New Year!!!             
                                                                                                               January 3, 2017

Dear Parents & Students,

Happy 2017! My prayer for you and all loved ones is that God showers you in abundance with his blessings. I feel wonderful about returning to STJ
and being able to, once again, give instructions in the fundamentals of communication skills through vocabulary and to be with your children.
Thank you for your prayers and well wishes, each was embraced and used for strength and perseverance.

The following is information regarding the month of January:

January 4 – NO MASS & Please remember the St. Joseph Blanket Drive (we will start collecting tomorrow 

                     until January 13. Please be generous.

 

January 6 – Parent-Teacher Conferences begin at 12:30-4:30 (Dismissal is at 12:30)

January 16 – No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher ALL DAY In-Service

January 24, 25, 26 – Science Fair (grades 6-8), City Proclamation for Catholic Schools Week                                            

                                    (Two students will attend city council and represent STJ)

January 26 – SEED Awards @ Museum of Art

January 29-February 4 - Catholic School Week at St. Joseph (more information coming)

January 31 – Rosary on the Radio

The information below is a description of Enrichment 2017 that I will be teaching. Tomorrow, you will be receiving information on how the student's tasks will be graded. Please read carefully and if you have questions, come to the Parent-Teacher Conference.

Kindly,

Sr. Becky Perez, CCVI                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Enrichment 2017

Dimensions of Communication Skills Using Vocabulary Workshop Instruction 

In this course, students will enhance their understanding and use of words through Reading Passages, Writing Prompts, Vocabulary in Context, and Word Study.

Reading Passages: Contain at least 15-20 vocabulary words per unit from informational texts that will stimulate prior knowledge and application in critical-reading skills,                                
idioms, adages, and proverbs for figurative language exposure.

Writing Prompts: Practice-writing responses to two types of prompts: close reading of the text and modeled examples that may appear on standardized tests.

Vocabulary in Context: Provides students with exposure to vocabulary in the context of authentic literature and multiple-choice questions.

Word Study: Addresses figurative language with instruction and practice using idioms, adages, and proverbs as well as determining and applying denotation and connotation.

In addition to the above-mentioned descriptions/objectives, grammar and mechanics are strengthened by using new vocabulary in Creative Writing Tasks:
Short Original Stories, Poetry, Speech, and Musical Works that become innovative masterpieces.


 

 

Welcome to a new school year! May God Bless us all in abundance!

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Language Arts – 2016-2017
St. Joseph School

Sr. Becky Pérez, CCVI

 

Dear Parents and Students,

 Last year was awesome! This is my 3rd year at St. Joseph and my 33rd year in the teaching profession. Once again, it is my privilege to have the opportunity to minister at St. Joseph School and facilitate your children’s development in the ELA curriculum.

 I am a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, and have been teaching since 1983 in the Diocese of El Paso, TX, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO.

 Language Arts (LA) is the study and improvement in the arts of language through literature, (reading, writing, speaking, listening/comprehension), and visual literacy. The main objective in this subject is to strengthen skills around critical thinking and research (using writing & oral knowledge skills); all the necessary tools for communication.

 It is my hope to improve these skills for your son or daughter so they become more proficient and ready to express themselves with fluency for the greater challenges that await them in higher education.

 

Grading:

Classwork (Assignments, Participation/Discussion, and Writing Tasks)              20%

Quizzes      (Written or Oral)                                                                               21%
Tests
   (Includes due dates for Final Papers)                                                      26%

9 Week Exam                                                                                                     33%

Total %                                                                                                           = 100%

 

Tests, Quizzes, and Final Written papers ARE NEVER a surprise. Students will know well in advance the due dates so as to prepare and manage their time wisely. PLEASE CHECK THEIR SCHOOL PLANNERS! It is crucial that students be actively involved in daily classwork, participation/discussions, and note taking. Students need to have access to a home computer, printer, and the internet. If not, it’s important to plan ahead for the given due dates by using the Public Library, relatives, and free Wi-Fi places.

 

Daily Expectations:

Be prepared for class with books and needed supplies; failure to comply may result in a low grade

All assignments must be turned in on time; failure to comply will result in a low grade.

Cheating, borrowing work, sharing work, is NOT TOLERATED

Make up work is THE STUDENT’S responsibility; TAKE THE INITIATIVE AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ME ASAP.

Be respectful, responsible, and accountable to each other, personal space, and property.   (STJ Handbook)

Follow the St. Joseph Dress Code. (STJ Handbook)

Know St. Joseph’s Mission Statement by heart.

 

“Be it known to all who enter here that Jesus Christ is the reason for this school.

  He is the unseen but ever present teacher in all of its classes.

  He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.”

 

Classroom Discipline – Although I do not anticipate any disciplinary issues in class, the following will be protocol:

1. Verbal warning for unacceptable behavior/habits and an email to parents.

2. Second offense will deem a parent/student/teacher conference.

3. Third offense will deem a parent/student/teacher/principal meeting.

 

Class Book

Write Source, 2012 edition aligned to the Common Core. Students will have online access to textbooks at home via internet and will be assigned a username and password. Books cannot be taken home.

 

AR Points – 7th & 8th Grade

10 points is the minimum required per quarter. Failure to meet these points will result in a “U” for conduct (this will disqualify students from Honor Roll Status).

 

Student “Points Bank” – Students will receive points by answering extra questions correctly on Quizzes or Tests, AR (6th grade exempt), and good behavior. Please read the AR expectations and explanation on how accumulated points can be used to increase the student’s GPA prior to the end of each quarter. 

AR Grid may be modified as the year progresses.

Subpages (1): Due Dates (Tasks)