It’s hard to believe that it is the end
of the school year. It has been a pretty
amazing year. The eighth graders will be
missed, but they are ready for greater
The eighth graders continue reading The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton.
It is a coming of age novel about
two rival gangs and their trials
and tribulations. They
continue to develop
their vocabulary and writing skills
using prompts from the novel.
The sixth graders will begin the novel
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. This
Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious
Floridian adventure involves new kids,
bullies, alligators, eco-warriors,
pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more.
They have learned many interesting facts
about endangered species.
All students are encouraged to use
smiley face tricks and their vocabulary
words to enhance their writing. They
continue to develop their vocabulary and
writing skills using prompts from the
novels. Remember every Tuesday
vocabulary definitions are due and every
Friday paragraphs using these vocabulary
words are due. By completing these
assignments, it helps the students to
perform well in their quizzes and
In CAM classes, Accelerated Math is
online. Each student is working on
his/her own level.
In addition to language art classes, I
assist in Mr. Samiljan’s sixth grade
math classes. Here the students are
working on all exponents and order of
This summer each grade level will be
assigned summer reading. Check with
your child for additional information.
Just because it’s summer, there is no
need to take a break from reading.
Remember what Bell Hook’s said,
“Life-transforming ideas have always
come to me through books.” So visit
your library this summer.