It’s Spirit Week! Monday is pajama day, so get that sleepy gear ready!!
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.
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/
Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, October 27th. Current Events Sheet
Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead: Overcoming Obstacles Essay
Now that students have finished reading Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead, and completed character silhouettes for many characters in the book, they will write a multi-paragraph essay based on their analysis. The essay should focus on one character and the obstacles he or she overcomes. Students may use stories to help the reader understand the concept of overcoming obstacles more thoroughly, use examples of how and why obstacles are overcome, or include a metaphor that helps the reader “see” the concept of overcoming obstacles in a new way. All essays should integrate a strong thesis statement, at least three quotes from the novel, with page numbers, a minimum of 500 words and five paragraphs, and be MLA-formatted (12 point font, double-spaced). The essay is due on Friday, October 28th.
Spaghetti Dinner and Concert: Monday, October 24th
Come enjoy Beaumont’s Jazz Bands, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band and a scrumptious spaghetti dinner on Monday, October 24th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Buy tickets online here: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Spaghetti-Dinner/Id7Q6
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, October 27th. Independent Novel Project
Our quarterly school dance is on Friday, October 28th, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.. Tickets are $3 per student, and permission slips will be available at school starting October 24th.
End of First Quarter: Thursday, November 3rd
The end of first quarter is in Thursday, November 3rd. Be sure to check Synergy to see how your child is doing in all of his or her classes: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/
No School: Friday, November 4th
Students will not have school on Friday, November 4th, while teachers finalize first quarter grades and plan for second quarter.
Parent Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th
Please send me an e-mail at email@example.com or call me at 503.916.5610 if you didn’t have a chance to sign up for an appointment with me at Parent Teacher Conferences already on Wednesday, November 9th or Thursday, November 10th.
Hollywood Veteran’s Day Parade: Friday, November 11th
Enjoy watching Beaumont’s Wonder Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band march and play to honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. Here’s a link to the Parade Route: https://reddot.pps.net/CMS/ImageCache/D098EDF4011F460D923B4A01E7717149/FBF58DB4487843A3BB3A7D19D3052478/VE/Veterans_Day_Parade_Route_2013_Map.pdf
No School: Friday, November 11th
There is no school on Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.
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.
No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd
There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.
Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux
I am very excited to invite students and parents to Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux! As background, on this educational trip to France, students will experience such amazing places as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. In the Loire Valley, they’ll see the Chartres Cathedral, Amboise, and Chenonceau. In St. Malo, they’ll see Mont St. Michel, St. Vincent Cathedral, and the Jacques Cartier plaque and tomb.In Normandy, students will tour the D-Day beaches, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and the Caen Memorial. Finally, after returning to Paris, students will take a guided tour of Versailles, including the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Gardens. For more information online, here’s a link to the EF Educational Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1826882ZS. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!