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7th Grade LA

Seventh graders did a really impressive job on their Unit 9 grammar test that covered nouns.  It was nice to see them continue to build on skills that they have covered once before! Enjoy Thanksgiving and the time off!

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8th Grade LIT & Language Arts

With Veterans’ Day taking place in the month of November, we have covered a series of readings pertaining to the Vietnam War.  While examining a short story, articles, and personal essays, students became more aware of some of the “things they carried” in relation to Vietnam Vets.  Issues that were covered include the draft, PTSD, […]

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7th Grade LA

Seventh grade has been busily working in the three areas of language arts – composition, grammar, and vocabulary. They spent some time composing a descriptive essay on a historic place of their choice.  Hopefully, students learned that writing is a detailed process that takes time rather than something that they attempt to complete as soon […]

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7th Grade LA

Welcome back!  I look forward to getting to know all of the seventh grade students and parents this school year.  Please take a look at the syllabus for this subject area.  Let me know if you have any questions. https://docs.google.com/a/cardinalcountry.org/document/d/1cW6U5SV5fC3-qc-waQ1ZgJ2NI9NgaEN0jnVfg4AQS1c/edit?usp=sharing Here are the letter days for Specials classes for Room 123 A – Study & […]

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8th Grade LA & LIT

Welcome back!  Thank you to all who attended our meet and greet on Monday evening, and our curriculum night on Thursday evening.  It was nice to see both new and not so new faces.  Please take a look at our syllabus if you have not done so.  Let me know if you have any questions. […]

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7th Grade Language Arts

I want to start by thanking everyone for their well-wishes and their patience during my unexpected week off in January.  That wasn’t supposed to happen until February, but our baby girl had other plans! Our seventh graders have been practicing their research writing skills by using a research quizlet.  The topic is on key figures […]

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8th Grade Language Arts & Literature

I want to start by thanking everyone for their well-wishes and their patience during my unexpected week off in January.  That wasn’t supposed to happen until February, but our baby girl had other plans! In litherature, students finished Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Hopefully, they took away some valuable lessons from it in terms of living […]

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7th Grade Language Arts

After a restful Christmas break, our seventh graders have started 2017 eager to learn.  We have been in the process of covering Unit 11 in our grammar text books.  This particular unit focuses on pronouns.  I encourage students to take their corrected exercises home with them each night to review.  Remember, students are offered the […]

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8th Grade Language Arts and Literature

Who could believe that the Class of 2017 is now actually coming to school in 2017?!  After a well rested Christmas break, our eighth graders are entering the final lap of their time at St. Cletus. Since arriving back to school, we have begun reading the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell.  By reading this allegory for […]

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8th Grade Newsletters

Eighth graders sure are excited about Christmas approaching!  It seems like they’ve been counting down the days ever since Halloween ended.  Meanwhile, they have just finished a unit on the author, O. Henry.  They became familiar with a number of his short stories (some holiday themed), and they can identify literary elements like irony and […]

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Seventh Grade Language Arts

Greetings, Our Seventh Graders are in the process of wrapping up Unit 9, which focuses on nouns.  The test will be on October 19th.  Please make sure that students are reviewing their exercises and studying for the test.  In addition to that, I would like to remind everyone to check the syllabus that is found […]

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8th Grade Literature & Langauge Arts

Greetings, October has been an extraordinarily busy month.  We started the month by covering “The Gettysburg Address” and the Walt Whitman poem “Oh Captain, My Captain.”  These Lincoln related readings helped prepare students for our trip to Springfield.  The learning objective of those readings was to place an emphasis on Abraham Lincoln as a person, […]

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7th Grade LA

Seventh graders gave impressive presentations on their memoirs from summer break.  They wrote descriptive narratives of their experiences and revealed the lessons that they learned from them.  We are now covering Unit 8 in our grammar textbooks which focuses on sentences, subjects, and predicates.  Students should expect a test late next week. Let me know […]

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8th Grade Language Arts and Literature

Between the excitement of the Fall Fest and Homecoming activities, the 8th graders have been busily working in both Literature and Language Arts!   We have been reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.  Students have been making connections between Mark Twain’s life and the events in the story.  In addition to that, they are […]

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Welcome 7th Graders!

SeventhGradeLanguageArts I’m looking forward teaching the current group of seventh graders!  I recognize some of them from being on the other end of the hallway, and I taught some of their brothers and sisters last year.  Seventh graders will only see me for Language Arts.  We will be covering grammar, vocabulary, and composition.  By learning […]

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