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Bible, Spanish & Math
Monday I will be teaching the 7th and 8th grade about 9/11.
The purpose of this is twofold; first, it is to prepare them
for our trip to the 9/11 memorial while we are in NYC.
Second, it ties into both the book we are reading together,
I am Malala, as well as our unit on Islam.
I have assigned the students to ask you questions about
your memories of 9/11, and the ways you perceive how
9/11 changed America (and the world) as we know it.
As you are aware, they were born into a post-9/11 world,
and have no concept of the incredible significance and
impact of that day. We will bring these conversations
into our lesson on Monday.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
April 18, 2019
Please note these quick announcements and reminders:
- Pictures are coming home with your students today! If you don’t want to order,
no worries; just toss the proof in the garbage. If you DO want to order,
simply follow the directions on the proof and be sure to use the key code at the top.
- This is your last call for book orders for April!
Use this link to order: https://orders.scholastic.com/Q9J2T
Orders will be submitted tomorrow afternoon.
- Remember that health class permission slips must be returned to me ASAP.
You can use the paper slips, or simply respond to this email to let me know you student is in or out.
- Also coming home today is information about a summer reading skills program developed
by Western New England university. It takes place over the course of 5 weeks
(one class per week) in Northampton, MA. If you are interested, check it out here:
Thank you! Have a glorious Easter celebration and April break!
In Christ’s and Your Service,
Our play is coming up quickly!
I am a HUGE fan of fun, simple productions that
focus on the kids rather than elaborate costumes and props.
With that being said, I do need a few things.
The biggest thing I need is some way to hang a curtain or backdrop
on each corner of the stage. I was thinking something like a
PVC pipe or 2x4 frame that we can hang either curtains or
a paper backdrop from.
It would need to be about 6′ high (or more) and about 5′ wide.
I’d like for it to be made in such a way that it can be
broken down and reused for future productions.
If you want to do this, please let me know ASAP,
and we can meet and talk about particulars.
Parent service hours will be given, of course!
I must have all of the props by Monday, April 8th.
Of course, you may bring them in at any time before then.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you so much for your help!
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:23 PM
A few important FYI’s for this week:
We have a Social Studies test on Friday.
Students were given the study guide on Monday,
and we’ve been steadily working on filling it out together.
I expect most students to finish it today in class;
if not, it will be homework. Even if it IS done,
it still should be going home so they can study.
Tomorrow we will play a review game, and they
will need their study guides for that — make sure
the study guides come back to school tomorrow!
They will submit their study guides as homework this Friday.
Also, we have a vocabulary test on Friday, in
addition to our regularly scheduled spelling test.
As a reminder, students take a spelling pre-test on Monday,
and if they get more than two wrong on the pre-test,
they are required to complete the spelling packet as
homework (due Friday).
Most students have a packet to complete this week!
Vocabulary can be practiced on Quizlet.
All of this information is in their planners.
5th-6th Grade Spanish classes have a Thursday test,
and 7th-8th Grade Spanish classes have a Friday test.
Mr. Evensen gave his students note pages consisting
of the notes he discussed in class and they wrote in their
composition books; he then posted the note sheets
on Google Classroom in case they misplace their composition
books and the note pages.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Hello Parents of our Beloved Students,
Tropical Day is on Friday, February 15th.
Students may come dressed as they would for a day on a tropical
island somewhere, and yes, shorts are OK!
Regular dress code rules are to be followed (no spaghetti straps, bathing suits,
mini skirts/dresses, ripped clothing, etc). Pineapple pizza is being offered that day,
so please let Mrs. Sproul know if your student would
like pineapple pizza in place of their regular pizza order.
Valentine’s Day is coming! Here is the plan:
The whole middle school will be bringing their lunches to my classroom on
Thursday, February 14th where we will have a mini-party with a Valentine
exchange and cupcakes. Normally, the 7th and 8th graders don’t typically
exchange Valentines except with a few close friends.
However, in 5th and 6th grade things are a little different.
5th graders (and some 6th graders) still very much enjoy the process
of exchanging Valentines, and I want to give them that opportunity.
If a student in 5th or 6th grade wishes to bring Valentines, they should bring
Valentines for all the students of their gender. So, girls should bring Valentines
for all of the girls in their homeroom and not exclude anyone, likewise with boys.
If a girl wishes to give a Valentine to a boy, she should give Valentines to all
of the boys, not just one, and likewise with boys.
I’m aiming for as much of a drama free Valentine’s Day as possible.
Have a great weekend!
January 14, 2019
Hello Middle School parents!
Today report cards for quarter two are coming home.
Please note that there are two copies; one is for you to keep,
the other is for you to sign and return to us. Inside the report
card envelope you’ll find your child’s 2nd Quarter Star Reader report.
This report is an indicator of your child’s reading progress.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this report;
questions about grades should be directed to the appropriate teacher.
Please remember that we are collecting several forms:
One is for the PTFA meeting on Wednesday; I need that form by tomorrow.
Another is for the winter formal; that form is due on Friday.
Lastly, we need to know what food, if any, you’re ordering for your child
during Spirit Week (January 28-February 1).
We need that form by Friday, January 25th.
I’m so proud of all of our students!
They are knuckling down and diligently working.
Two quarters down, two to go!
Yours in Christ,
January 14, 2019
Technology & Math Updates:
7th Grade. – we stayed on track even with the Snow Day, and we completed “Inequalities” last week.
We have started the chapter on Ratios, Proportion, Fractions, Decimals, and Percents.
The 7th Grade should (if no snow delays or snow days)
complete this chapter on Thursday January 31 with a test on Feb 1.
5th Grade – we fell behind with converting US customary units and with our Snow Day.
I wanted to make sure students REALLY understood how to convert the units, and metric as well.
We finish up Chapter 11 with our test tomorrow.
On Wednesday, we will start Chapter 7 (which we jumped over previously).
Chapter 7 is about fractions and decimals–how to find equivalent fractions or decimals,
how to reduce fractions down, what Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple.
We should end this chapter on January 30 and have our test on Jan 31 (barring any snow days).
The 5th Grade has just recieved their Vacation Project (see below).
We’ll do part of this project in class, and I will be
helping the students utilize google slides and sheets
to help track expenditures for their family vacation.
This project is due in April. The information for you as well as my grading rubric is below.
The students will be presenting the short week before
April Vacation (3 students per day).
Technology – 7th graders continue coding, and we’ll work on creating their own gif.
5th grade will be doing some slides and sheets to understand
how to utilize these important tools
(which will help the 5th grade with their math project).
In Christ’s Service,
Trinity Christian School
Psalm 46:1 ESV “God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.”
January 11, 2019
There is paperwork coming home with your child today
that needs to be filled out and returned to TCS.
Then, I will bring it to Keene High School.
The purple sheet puts your child in their system,
so the guidance department can sign them up for
classes once the course selection sheet is turned
in to them. There is a release form which enables
the staff of KHS to talk to the staff at TCS in regards
to the students. I will forward the records this summer
once we have final grades in and test scores. The
3rd paper is just signing that you will report address
and family changes.
On Tuesday, January 15th, a guidance counselor
and another staff member will meet with the students
who are zoned for KHS for 2019-2020. They will explain
the course selection process and the Program of Studies
along with the course selection sheet will be given to them
at that time. Many classes require teacher recommendations,
which Mrs. Grant, Miss Martin, Mr.Evensen, and Mrs. Sproul
January 22nd at 5:30 there is tour for parents who would like
to tour KHS and then the meeting for all 8th grade parents
in all schools begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
If you would like a tour, sign up on the link:
We look forward to working with you although some of
you have been down this road already.
Tours will be given at the end of March for the students.
Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m. –
They have a parent/student meeting for all those interested in sports.