Ms. Egan’s Newsletter 11/12

Hello Middle School Families,

Thanksgiving break is just around the corner! This coming week in Social Studies, there is an Ancient Civilizations test (Ch. 3) on Tuesday, and a US History test (Ch. 2) on Wednesday. Students should be studying their textbook, notes, and study guide (5th/6th) or chapter review (7th and 8th) for this test. 8th graders have a creative religion project on living the 10 Commandments due on Tuesday. Research note cards for all grades are due to Mrs. Martinez on Friday 11/17. We are starting to craft thesis statements, but will begin the full writing process for the science fair research paper when we return from Thanksgiving.

In Language Arts, the focus for the week will be the structure of a research paper and thesis statements. This instruction will vary depending on the grade.

All of middle school will be working on a turkey disguise art project at home over the weekend. They can use any types of materials at home to add to their turkey’s disguise. These turkeys will be displayed in the 3 middle school classrooms beginning Monday through Friday.

Instead of Tuesday P.E. this coming week for 7th and 8th grade, P.E. will be on Wednesday. Students can bring their P.E. uniforms to change into after mass that day.

Thursday is the school families Thanksgiving feast, and 8th grade will be cooking for the school! It might be fun to have your 8th grader try cooking something at home this week to practice for the feast!

Kindergarten will be hosting the 8th graders on Friday for a Thanksgiving celebration. This celebration will take place before recess, so please make sure your student still brings a lunch.

Reminders: Friday Nov. 17th is the last day of the trimester. It is not an early dismissal day.

Grades will be completed the week after we return from break.