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Homework for the Week of February 12-1

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Read and respond to "An Invasion of the Bees." The vocabulary on the reverse side is similar to last week's practice and is entitled, "What Would You Do with a Crevice?" Due Thursday.

posted on: February 13, 2007

Homework for the Week of February 5-9

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Read and respond to "A 10-Day Ordeal" and complete the vocabulary worksheet that accompanies the reading selection. Be sure to use a dictionary for the words that you do not know.

posted on: February 07, 2007

Homework for the Week of January 22-26

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3RD PERIOD ONLY - We turned the week's original homework into a class assignment. New homework (The Villian in the Play - vocabulary practice - and "The Great Train Robber") were handed out to students in class today - due Thursday.

6TH PERIOD ONLY - The homework provided to you on Monday is due Thursday. Read and respond to "Murder or Mercy" and complete the vocabulary exercises on the back. We will also complete an in-class, category 3 reading later this week. We hope to complete our podcast this week!

posted on: January 23, 2007

Homework for the Week of January 15-19

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Due to the MLK Holiday on Monday and Wednesday's 8th grade writing assessment, next week's homework will be provided to students on FRIDAY, JANUARY 12. The reading selection is entitled, "A Brilliant Idea," and the vocabulary exercises on the reverse side provide practice with pairs of words that are often confused such as "capitAl" and "capitOl." This work is due on Thursday, January 18. Have a great 3-day weekend!

posted on: January 12, 2007

Homework for the Week of January 8-12

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This week's homework, due Thursday, is to read and respond to "The Reluctant Ballerina Part II" and to complete the vocabulary practice, "Famous Women." Due to our shortened week next week, a new homework handout will be provided to students this Friday, due next Thursday.

P.S. SIGNED SYLLABI ARE DUE TOMORROW!

posted on: January 09, 2007

Homework for the Week of November 27

Read and respond to the questions that accompany "Mohammed Ali - Part I." This is due Thursday.
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Friday's spelling words are the following:
wives
giraffes
tariffs
great-aunts
mementos
mosquitoes
crises
analyses
criteria
species

Study!

posted on: November 28, 2006

Homework for the Week of November 13-17

Due to next week's plans, students took their spelling pretest and received next week's homework packet. For next Thursday, students are to complete the spelling packet and read and respond to "Marathon Woman." Next Friday's spelling words are the following:

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1. hydrophobia 2. hydraulic 3. hydroelectric 4. chronicle 5. chronological 6. thermostat 7. thermal 8. geometry 9. barometer 10. symmetry

posted on: November 10, 2006

Homework - Week of November 6-10

This week, read and respond to "Marathon." Your spelling words for Friday's test are the following:
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hydrant
hydrogen
dehydrated
chronic
synchronize
thermos
thermometer
diameter
speedometer
centimeter

posted on: November 06, 2006

This Week - Stay Tuned

Monsieur Israel-Hiles had emergency surgery last Wednesday; instead of attending the leadership retreat, Madame was at the hospital until Friday. SOOOOO...
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1) I will miss school tomorrow to take M. I-H to the doctor.
2) I will miss school Wednesday afternoon for the same reason.
3) We do not have school on Tuesday due to it being Election Day.
4) Third period students will have homework as usual this week.
5) Sixth period students will not have homework this week.
5) Please be patient with our substitutes - they are here to help us, and this is a time when Madame needs their help!

posted on: November 05, 2006

Homework - Week of October 23-27

Read and respond to the article, "The Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962." This work is due on Thursday. Study for Friday's spelling test. Here are your ten words:
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1. adventurous
2. unnatural
3. capture
4. questionable
5. beneficial
6. efficient
7. impression
8. expression
9. emotional
10. negotiate

posted on: October 24, 2006

HOMEWORK - Week of October 16-20

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3rd period students have no homework this week. We are working on interviews all week.

6th period Reading students have their Call it Courage test on Wednesday. Today, students will finish their study guide and review for the test. Students will have their study guide and previous quizzes to study at home for their test.


THERE IS NO SPELLING OR SELECTED READING HOMEWORK THIS WEEK DUE TO EARLY RELEASE.

posted on: October 16, 2006

NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!!!

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Due to our shortened week (field trip and Friday's student holiday), there will be no homework assigned in the Reading classes this week.

posted on: October 09, 2006

Homework for the Week of October 2, 2006

Complete the Spelling/Reading Packet for Thursday, October 5. Be sure that your words are spelled correctly. Read "Weirdo, the Super-Chicken" and answer the questions. You may need a dictionary to complete your packet.
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Study for Friday's spelling test. This week's spelling words are the bottom list of words on the front of your packet and they are listed below.

1. possessive
2. aggressive
3. accessory
4. compassionate
5. cancellation
6. commemorate
7. moccasin
8. accumulate
9. dilemma
10. appropriate

posted on: October 02, 2006

Homework for the Week of September 25

Due Thursday, September 28:
Read and respond to the article, "Botulism."
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Due Friday, September 29:
Study your spelling words. They are listed below.

1. embarrassment
2. unnecessary
3. occasionally
4. trespass
5. dismissed
6. challenge
7. forbidden
8. accompany
9. immediately
10. exaggerate

posted on: September 25, 2006

Homework - Due Tomorrow

Spelling and reading homework packets are due tomorrow. The spelling test on the second set of 10 words will be this Friday.
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posted on: September 20, 2006

COGAT and IOWA Testing

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All 8th graders will take the following tests during September:
September 6-7: Cogat Ability Test
September 11-15: ITBS Achievement Test

Please make sure that your children are well rested and on time these days. Students who are absent will have to make up the tests during alternate times.

Classes will be blocked on Wednesday, September 6, and Monday thru Friday, September 11-15. Third period will meet everyday. On the 6th, 12th, and 14th, students will attend 3rd, 1st, and 2nd periods; on the 11th, 13th, and 15th, students will attend 3rd, 6th, and 7th periods. On Thursday, September 7, students will attend all of their classes; 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th periods will be shorter than normal.

posted on: September 04, 2006

COME TO OPEN HOUSE!

Parents: Open House is next Tuesday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. I look forward to meeting you then.
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posted on: August 22, 2006

DICTIONARY NEEDED

Students need a student or collegiate dictionary for use at home. There is a wonderful online student dictionary created by Merriam-Webster that should have any information students will need to complete work at home. It's fun to use! Click below to go to WordCentral.

WordCentral
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posted on: August 20, 2006

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