We are excited to offer this new math program this year for our students. Here is a website for families to help their student with math.
Canvas is where students and parents can monitor progress in all classes. Please check weekly. Canvas is updated weekly and is the BEST way to stay in communication regarding your student's assignments.
This stands for National November Writing Month, Young Writers Program
The month of November our students will be writing a novel! Use the following link to learn more about this online program: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
Google Classroom is where you have access to assignments and documents necessary to be successful in our middle school academy. If you are absent or misplaced your assignment, please check the Google Classroom to find out what we did in class that day. Please access your classroom before contacting your teacher.
Google Classroom Code: 6ar5zy
Check here for all 6th grade work
No Red Ink is an online educational tool to help students work at a personalized level to improve their writing. Students will use this program regularly in class and for home study.
Username: students glued their usernames into the front cover of their LA journal
6th: square rabbit 23
7th: strong farm 79
8th: ready rake 92
First Language Arts Units for the year:
- We will start our year reading a short story, "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry. We will be comparing the story to the 1998 TV movie version of this story. Since this movie is a TV movie, there is NOT a rating. Please review this movie trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiq6Y8lTpe0
- We will be starting a literature unit after Labor Day. We will be reading the following novels. We will have a class set available for your student to borrow for the entire unit. If you would like to purchase the book for your student, please feel free to do so.
- We will be studying the author, the genre of the book, recognizing writing styles, learning new vocabulary, acknowledging text features, and enjoy reading the book together. Students will be taking notes, and writing short responses to questions about the story, so please have a composition book each day.
- 6th Grade: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
- 7th Grade: The Giver by Lois Lowry
- 8th Grade: The Outsiders by S. E Hinton
The month of October we will be studying suspense. We will be learning the technique of how to create and write a suspenseful story. We will be reading and studying some suspense stories, and then we will practice writing our own. Some of the titles are listed here. Please review these stories and let me know if you do NOT want your child to read any of these stories.
- 6th grade: , "All Summer in a Day", by Ray Bradbury
- 7th grade: "Three Skeleton Key" by George G. Toudouze "The Long Rain" by Ray Bradbury
- 8th Grade: "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl, "The Tell- Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs
Creative Writing: November
November is National November Novel Writing Month. Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. :) We will be participating in the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. Each student in class will be writing their very own novel in the month of November! Don't worry-- it will be a SHORT novel! Up to this month, we have been studying good writing techniques, and the NaNoWriMo program walks each student through how to write an entire story from start to finish. Feel free to look through the website to get more information. https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
All About Mrs. Call
Hello! I am excited to be one of your child’s teachers for this upcoming school year.
My name is Sharon Call. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. Since graduating, I chose to stay home and raise my four children. During the time I was “at home”, I have been a parent volunteer, pre-school teacher, private tutor, a PTA board member, tennis booster president, and a room mom for all of my children. In 2015, when my last child promoted from elementary school I decided I wanted to go back to teaching full time. I have been a substitute teacher for the past three school years and I spent about 75% of my time in middle school classrooms. I am so excited to be back teaching full time!
My hobbies include swimming, going to the beach, hiking, camping and traveling. I love to read (historical fiction is my favorite genre) and most of all I love spending time with my family! I have four children and an amazing husband of 25 years.
My number one goal with teaching is to provide a safe and productive learning environment for all students. I feel the best way to provide that is with one word: respect. If we respect each other, our room, our school, and supplies, then we can have an amazing learning experience!
Please feel free to reach out at any time! I like to keep open communication at all times. I will be posting our classwork, project assignments and important information here. Feel free to email me at any time. Feel free to make an appointment to come visit anytime as well.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year! laughing, listening and learning!