I enjoyed playing in Friday’s Kick for a Cause Tournament with staff against one of the many formidable seventh-grade teams! A big shout-out to Micah Gamlen, Dominic Robison, and Tai Halpern for their excellent kickball skills and great sportsmanship!! And thank-you to Matt Bevacqua for volunteering as umpire!! What a great way to have fun and support a worthy charity!!
With my last post for this school year, I wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed teaching your students and getting to know all of you! It’s wonderful to instruct students who are so intelligent, creative, and passionate, and to work with parents who are so committed to their children’s education and life-long learning. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!!
Student Tanka and Haiku Poetry
During our Japan Unit, students completed a variety of tanka and haiku poems. I had the pleasure of compiling their outstanding work in this publication. Students will receive hard copies in class on Monday. Please let me know if you’d like an extra hard copy–I’ve got several on hand in my classroom! Spring 2016 Coyne 7th Grade Core Haiku and Tanka Poems
Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux Interest Meeting: Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m.
Ever thought of visiting France? I will be taking a group to visit Paris and some of the many gorgeous castles in France next year during Spring Break. Students who have already taken one trip with EF Tours will get a $100 discount if they go on this tour. I will hold an interest meeting in my classroom this Tuesday, June 7th, at 6:00 p.m.. In the meantime, check out the EF Tour website to learn more: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1826882ZS.
OAKS Park Field Trip: Thursday, June 9th
All 7th grade students and teachers will attend the OAKS Park Field Trip on Thursday, June 9th. Permission slips and payment of $20 are due as soon as possible, so we can buy ride bracelets and make sure to have the correct number of buses. Payments can be cash or check. Checks should be made out to “Beaumont Middle School.”
Electives Forecasting Sheets
All students received yellow forecasting sheets in class on Thursday. Students should select their top four elective choices, ranking them in order from one through four. Band, choir, and foreign language are full-year electives, and on the front of the sheet. All other electives are on the flip side of the sheet. Students should write their names on each side of the forecasting sheet and get a parent signature to approve their electives options for next year. Students should turn these in to me as soon as possible if they have not done so already.
Synergy and Late Work for 4th Quarter
I have graded all assignments turned into me by this past Friday, June 3rd. I will accept late work through this Wednesday, June 8th. To see how your child is doing in Language Arts, Social Studies, and other classes, please access Synergy here: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/
Students will start each class by completing a journal warm-up. Our last journal entries for the year, 162-164, are due on Wednesday, June 8th. Daily Journal Topics
Ch. 27: Achievements of the Maya, Aztecs, and Incas
Students will read, analyze, discuss, and summarize the important achievements of the Maya, Aztecs, and Incas in the areas of science and technology, arts and architecture, and language and writing. Students will read pages 301-307 in their History Alive: The Medieval World and Beyond textbooks and complete pages 179-183 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. The assignment is due on Monday, June 6th.
Civilizations of the Americas Timeline Challenge
Students will complete a culminating Civilizations of the Americas Timeline Challenge in the areas of social structure, government, religion, the arts, technology, and writing and literature during Medieval times. Students will review pages 308-309 in their History Alive: The Medieval World and Beyond textbooks and complete pages 184-185 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. The assignment is due on Monday, June 6th.
Students will have class time to complete a current event with a partner. Students may choose an article from one of the newspapers I have in class, including: The Portland Tribune, The Portland Observer, El Hispanic News, The Asian Reporter, and The Skanner. Alternatively, they are welcome to use other newspaper publications available at home or online. Our last current event for this year is due on Tuesday, June 7th. Current Events Sheet
Library Closed This Week
The school library will be closed the week of June 6th except to return books or pay late fines.
Merci et je vous souhaite un bon été!!