Week of January 18th

Bonjour!

I hope everyone stayed safe and warm through yet another Portland Snowpocalypse!!

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind: Chapter 23 

Students will finish reading Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind this week in class. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitions from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will summarize the last chapters, twenty-three: “Cholistan.”

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind: Character Silhouettes

Students will construct group character silhouettes based on major and minor characters in Suzanne Fisher Staples’ novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. For this project, students trace the outline of another student on a long sheet of butcher paper. Then, they include quotations said by the character, with page number, on the inside of the body. On the outside of the body, they include quotations said to or about the character, with page number. This activity is a fun way for students to practice extracting textual evidence and learn about characterization. This assignment is due Tuesday, January 24th.

Current Event: Due Thursday, January 19th

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Current Events Sheet

Ch. 11: From the Crusades to New Muslim Empires: ISN Pg. 67-70

In this chapter, students will explain the causes and course of the crusades and their effects on Christian, Muslim, and Jewish populations, and describe the larger effects and aftermath of the crusades, including the Reconquista, and the rise of the Ottoman Turks and other Muslim empires in the 1500s. Students will read pages 119-129 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 67-70 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment was originally due on Friday, January 13th, but I will gladly accept assignments this week.

Independent Novel Project: Due Thursday, January 19th

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, February 2nd

The last day of second quarter is Thursday, February 2nd. Please check Synergy to monitor your child’s academic progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Celebration of Excellence: Thursday, February 2nd

To encourage students to do their best academically and to be good classroom citizens, I will hold a Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, February 2nd. To qualify for the celebration, students will need: 1)  no D’s or F’s, 2) no parent contacts home regarding classroom behavior for the second half of second quarter, and 3) receive a positive note from any substitute teachers I may have during the second half of second quarter. Students who don’t qualify for the celebration will partake in a study hall.

Teacher Planning Day: No School on Friday, February 3rd

There is no school for students on Friday, February 3rd, so teachers can finalize second quarter grades and plan for third quarter. Classes will resume on Monday, February 6th.

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral issues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are not allowed in my core classes, and should be stored in student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed in Office and at Recess

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Synergy

Please check Synergy to monitor your child’s academic progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of January 9th

Bonjour!

It was great to host the “fun” room for Friday’s Celebration of Excellence! Kudos to all the students worked so hard this quarter and got to reap the benefits of that diligence. There will be another “Celebration of Excellence” on Thursday, February 2nd, the last day of second quarter.

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind: Chapters 22-23

Students will finish reading Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind this week in class. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitions from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will read and summarize the last two chapters, twenty-two and twenty-three: “The Wedding” and “Cholistan.”

Current Event: Due Thursday, January 12th

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, January 12th. Current Events Sheet

Ch. 11: From the Crusades to New Muslim Empires: ISN Pg. 67-70 Due Friday, January 13th

In this chapter, students will explain the causes and course of the crusades and their effects on Christian, Muslim, and Jewish populations, and describe the larger effects and aftermath of the crusades, including the Reconquista, and the rise of the Ottoman Turks and other Muslim empires in the 1500s. Students will read pages 119-129 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 67-70 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Friday, January 13th.

Martin Luther King Day: No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening: Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

Independent Novel Project: Due Thursday, January 19th

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, February 2nd

The last day of second quarter is Thursday, February 2nd. Please check Synergy to monitor your child’s academic progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Celebration of Excellence: Thursday, February 2nd

To encourage students to do their best academically and to be good classroom citizens, I will hold a Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, February 2nd. To qualify for the celebration, students will need: 1)  no D’s or F’s, 2) no parent contacts home regarding classroom behavior for the second half of second quarter, and 3) receive a positive note from any substitute teachers I may have during the second half of second quarter. Students who don’t qualify for the celebration will partake in a study hall.

Teacher Planning Day: No School on Friday, February 3rd

There is no school for students on Friday, February 3rd, so teachers can finalize second quarter grades and plan for third quarter. Classes will resume on Monday, February 6th.

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral issues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are not allowed in my core classes, and should be stored in student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed in Office and at Recess

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Synergy

Please check Synergy to monitor your child’s academic progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of January 3rd

Bonjour!

I hope everyone had a restful and rejuvenating Winter Break! It was great to see students again today.

Celebration of Excellence: Friday, January 6th

To encourage students to do their best academically and to be good classroom citizens, I will hold a two-period Celebration of Excellence in my classroom during both core classes on Friday, January 6th. I will show a student-chosen film and provide hot cocoa and hot apple cider. Students are welcome to bring snacks if they would like. To qualify for the celebration, students: 1)  should have no D’s or F’s, 2) no parent contacts home regarding classroom behavior issues for the month of December, and 3) receive a positive note from the substitute I will have on Tuesday, December 13th, for a district-required Language Arts training. Students who don’t qualify for the celebration will partake in a study hall in Ms. Wortham’s classroom.

A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

To further understand what life is like for Muslim people, students will pretend to be a newspaper columnist whose work is published in the religion section of a national newspaper. In the role of the columnist, students will write a story entitled, “A Day in the Life of Muslim Teenager,” focused on how Islamic beliefs and practices influence one devout Muslim teen. The story must be a minimum of 500 words, be typed or neatly handwritten in ink, and include: the name of the main character and appropriate dates; at least eight of the following words: Allah, Muhammad, Qur’an, Sunnah, zakat, shahadah, salat, siyam, Ramadan, hajj, jihad, and shari’ah; include details about how Islamic beliefs influence the character’s daily life; and include supporting evidence in the form of anecdotes (stories), descriptions, and examples.Students will have time to type their essays in the computer lab this week, though they may need additional time outside of class to complete the assignment. The essay was due on Wednesday, December 14th, but I’ll gladly accept essays this week. A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitions from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will read and summarize chapters nineteen, through twenty-one: “Yazman,” “Justice,” and “The Choice.”

Ch. 10: Contributions of Muslims to World Civilization

In this chapter, students will learn about the contributions of Muslims to world civilization in the areas of learning and scholarship, science and technology, mathematics, medicine, the arts, and recreation. Students will read pages 105-117 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 61-66 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 5th.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, January 5th. Current Events Sheet

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral issues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are not allowed in my core classes, and should be stored in student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Beginning Band and 7th/8th Wonder Band Showcase: Thursday, January 5th

Come enjoy Beginning Band and the 7th/8th Grade Wonder Band Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.!! At the concert, I will play the part of a French chef in the operetta, “Aunt Rhodie’s Appetite.”

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Friday, January 6th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Friday, January 6th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of December 12th

Bonjour!

I hope everyone stayed safe and warm during the snow and ice! And a big congratulations to the Beaumont Ambassadors for taking first place at the Skyview Jazz Festival! Nice job!!

Celebration of Excellence: Friday, December 16th

To encourage students to do their best academically and to be good classroom citizens, I will hold a two-period Celebration of Excellence in my classroom during both core classes on Friday, December 16th. I will show a student-chosen film and provide hot cocoa and hot apple cider. Students are welcome to bring snacks if they would like. To qualify for the celebration, students: 1)  should have no D’s or F’s, 2) no parent contacts home regarding classroom behavior issues for the month of December, and 3) receive a positive note from the substitute I will have on Tuesday, December 13th, for a district-required Language Arts training. Students who don’t qualify for the celebration will partake in a study hall in Ms. Wortham’s classroom.

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral issues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are not allowed in my core classes, and should be stored in student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, December 15th. Current Events Sheet

A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

To further understand what life is like for Muslim people, students will pretend to be a newspaper columnist whose work is published in the religion section of a national newspaper. In the role of the columnist, students will write a story entitled, “A Day in the Life of Muslim Teenager,” focused on how Islamic beliefs and practices influence one devout Muslim teen. The story must be a minimum of 500 words, be typed or neatly handwritten in ink, and include: the name of the main character and appropriate dates; at least eight of the following words: Allah, Muhammad, Qur’an, Sunnah, zakat, shahadah, salat, siyam, Ramadan, hajj, jihad, and shari’ah; include details about how Islamic beliefs influence the character’s daily life; and include supporting evidence in the form of anecdotes (stories), descriptions, and examples.Students will have time to type their essays in the computer lab this week, though they may need additional time outside of class to complete the assignment. The essay is due on Wednesday, December 14th.A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitions from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will read and summarize chapters sixteen through nineteen: “Ramadan,” “The Landlord,” “Spin Gul,” and “Yazman.”

Ch. 10: Contributions of Muslims to World Civilization

In this chapter, students will learn about the contributions of Muslims to world civilization in the areas of learning and scholarship, science and technology, mathematics, medicine, the arts, and recreation. Students will read pages 105-117 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 61-66 in their Interactive Student Notebooks.

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of December 5th

Bonjour!

It’s hard to believe it but December is upon us. Midterm Progress Reports are also around the corner, on Wednesday, December 14th. Be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s grades.

Nine Free Days at Lan Su Chinese Garden: December 3rd-December 11th

Lan Su Chinese Garden is partnering with the Oregon Food Bank to present Nine Free Days Saturday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 11th. Lan Su is offering complimentary admission (regularly $9.50) to the garden with a donation of canned or non-perishable food items. For more information, check out the Lan Su Garden website: http://www.lansugarden.org/.

Celebration of Excellence: Friday, December 16th

To encourage students to do their best academically and to be good classroom citizens, I will hold a two-period Celebration of Excellence in my classroom during both core classes on Friday, December 16th. I will show a student-chosen film and provide hot cocoa and hot apple cider. Students are welcome to bring snacks if they would like. To qualify for the celebration, students: 1)  should have no D’s or F’s, 2) no parent contacts home regarding classroom behavior issues, and 3) receive a positive note from the substitute I will have on Tuesday, December 13th, for a district-required Language Arts training. Students who don’t qualify for the celebration will partake in a study hall in Ms. Wortham’s classroom.

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral issues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are not allowed in my core classes, and should be stored in student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, December 8th. Current Events Sheet

A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

To further understand what life is like for Muslim people, students will pretend to be a newspaper columnist whose work is published in the religion section of a national newspaper. In the role of the columnist, students will write a story entitled, “A Day in the Life of Muslim Teenager,” focused on how Islamic beliefs and practices influence one devout Muslim teen. The story must be a minimum of 500 words, be typed or neatly handwritten in ink, and include: the name of the main character and appropriate dates; at least eight of the following words: Allah, Muhammad, Qur’an, Sunnah, zakat, shahadah, salat, siyam, Ramadan, hajj, jihad, and shari’ah; include details about how Islamic beliefs influence the character’s daily life; and include supporting evidence in the form of anecdotes (stories), descriptions, and examples.Students will have time to type their essays in the computer lab this week, though they may need additional time outside of class to complete the assignment. The essay is due on Friday, December 9th.A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitions from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will read and summarize chapters thirteen through seventeen: “Desert Storm,” “The Thirsty Dead,” “Derawar,” “Ramadan,” and “The Landlord.”

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Beginning Band and 7th/8th Wonder Band Showcase: Thursday, December 8th 

Come enjoy Beginning Band and the 7th/8th Grade Wonder Band Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.!! At the concert, I will play the part of a French chef in the operetta, “Aunt Rhodie’s Appetite.”

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of November 28th

Bonjour!

I hope everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating time with friends and family over the past five days.

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral issues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are no longer be allowed in my core classes, and should be stored student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, December 1st. Current Events Sheet

Ch. 9: The Teachings of Islam

In this chapter, students will learn about the beliefs and practices of Islam, including the significance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, the Five Pillars of Faith, the meaning of jihad, and the role of shari’ah in Islam. Students will read pages 93-103 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 55-59 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Friday, December 2nd.

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitions from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will read and summarize chapters eight through twelve: “Shatoosh,” “Dowry,” “Nosepegs,” “Channan Pir,” and “Sharma.”

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Beginning Band and 7th/8th Wonder Band Showcase: Thursday, December 8th 

Come enjoy Beginning Band and the 7th/8th Grade Wonder Band Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.!!

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of November 21st

Bonjour!

I enjoyed chatting with so many parents last night at the Beaumont Foundation Mixer! Thank you for supporting our school!!

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral issues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either postively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are no longer be allowed in my core classes, and should be stored student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Tuesday, November 22nd. Current Events Sheet

Ch. 8: The Prophet Muhammad

In this chapter, students will learn about the life of Muhammad and the rise and expansion of Muslim rule through the 700s C.E.. Students will read pages 83-91 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 49-54 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitions from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will get the novel from the library, and read, and summarize the sixth and seventh chapters: “Sibi Fair,” and “The Bargain.”

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

No School: Wednesday, November 23rd – Friday, November 25th

There will be no school from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Beginning Band and 7th/8th Wonder Band Showcase: Thursday, December 8th 

Come enjoy Beginning Band and the 7th/8th Grade Wonder Band Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.!!

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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