posted Feb 8, 2016, 1:12 PM by Unknown user
  • Vocabulary Workbook pages 113-117 due Wednesday 2/10
  • Flashcards for Unit 9 are due Thursday 2/11
  • Vocabulary Story/Informational Piece due in Google Classroom by Wednesday 2/17 (follow the directions and rubric in Google Classroom- the assignment should be written in Google Docs and uploaded to Google Classroom)
  • Unit 9 Spelling and Vocabulary test will be Friday 2/19
  • Entry #15 is due Thursday 2/11 
  • Entry #16 is due Thursday 2/25

Hello 8th Grade Families,

Today we worked on our new Unit 9 Vocabulary, and I explained the new assignment for vocabulary. It is important that all students are implementing their words in their writing, therefore, I created an assignment that will allow students the opportunity to use their new vocabulary words in their writing. 

After working on the new unit we discussed what we last read in The Outsiders. This conversation led into a wonderful teachable moment. On the right board I have the beginning words of a famous poem by Dylan Thomas. We read and analyzed the poem, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" and compared it to Johnny's life and the message in Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost. It was an excellent discussion. 

Mrs. Baier