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GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME!
ALL THE TIME – GOD IS GOOD!

6th Grade

Religion: 

Memory work is Ephesians 6:1. They will need to study over the four day weekend as it will be due on Tuesday and Thursday.

Language Arts:

Hobbit Chapters 15/16  will be read this week.  We will begin Unit 3 Week 4 this week.  A final book report will be assigned -due Thursday,  May 18.

English:

Pronouns

Spelling:

Unit 3 Week 3 paragraph is due Monday, May 1. There will be one more spelling paragraph due – probably Thursday, May 18.

Science:

We have started our new unit over heat, temperature and thermal energy.  There are many misconceptions when it comes to this unit so we move methodically through the chapter.  Your student has flashcards and notes on their tablet that they can begin studying.  They also have a short worksheet that is due on Monday.  (Homework is unusual for science class so they may need a reminder.)  It should only take them 5-10 minutes if they took notes.  (Some drew pictures during my lecture.)

Social Studies: 

We have begun looking at the Rome and have finished the chapter that looked at its beginning as a republic and then becoming an empire. This week are going over life in Rome and its fall and decline.

Tech EDU: 

As we begin to wrap our year with the final weeks in May, we will focus on finishing projects and reviewing our technology ethics and safety.  One of the sites I use for Middle School is a site hosted by the FBI!  The link is below if you want to check it out.  There are some excellent videos for the kids to watch which make them think!  I encourage an open dialogue at home when it comes to Netiquette and Online Safety!  Please welcome your child to ask questions and share with you what apps they are spending time on.  Don’t forget to set an example of what appropriate behavior online looks like!  Josh Ochs invited me to be a guest blogger on his site, SafeSmartSocial.com and posted my article last month on this topic.  Check it out and more on his site FULL of great information!

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7th Grade

Religion:

Science: 

We are continuing our studies of the periodic table.  We will be ready for a test on Tuesday.  We will review on Monday but your student will still need to study.

Language Arts:

Reading: 

Unit 3 – Part 2.   Part II of Old Yeller is due Friday, May 5.

Vocab:

Unit 12 will be completed. The last paragraph of the year is due Friday, May 5.

English:

Research final papers are due TUES., MAY 2 . There are 5 students who have rough draft appointments this week – their final papers will be due Monday, May 8.  There are still three students who have not shown me notes, yet.   We are working on pronouns in English.

Social Studies: 

We are looking at the Progressive Movement and its impact in Kansas at the beginning of the 20th Century. We will then look at the start of air and auto industries in Kansas and Kansas during World War I

Tech EDU:

As we begin to wrap our year with the final weeks in May, we will focus on finishing projects and reviewing our technology ethics and safety.  One of the sites I use for Middle School is a site hosted by the FBI!  The link is below if you want to check it out.  There are some excellent videos for the kids to watch which make them think!  I encourage an open dialogue at home when it comes to Netiquette and Online Safety!  Please welcome your child to ask questions and share with you what apps they are spending time on.  Don’t forget to set an example of what appropriate behavior online looks like!  Josh Ochs invited me to be a guest blogger on his site, SafeSmartSocial.com and posted my article last month on this topic.  Check it out and more on his site FULL of great information!

How to Set a Positive Example When Using Your Mobile Device
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8th Grade

Religion:

 

Language Arts:

Reading:  

We will complete the poetry unit this week. Test and essay – Wednesday or Thursday. Shane Part 2 – due May 16.     

Vocab : 

Unit 12 will be assigned this week. The final paragraph is due Friday, May 12.

English: 

We are working on pronouns.

Science: 

We have started the pig dissection.  We will finish on Monday and begin our CSI unit on Tuesday.   The unit is one of my favorites as I bring information from my former career and we study and solve a series of crimes.

Social Studies 

We have studied the beginning of the Civil War. Our next test will be next Wednesday

Tech EDU: 

As we begin to wrap our year with the final weeks in May, we will focus on finishing projects and reviewing our technology ethics and safety.  One of the sites I use for Middle School is a site hosted by the FBI!  The link is below if you want to check it out.  There are some excellent videos for the kids to watch which make them think!  I encourage an open dialogue at home when it comes to Netiquette and Online Safety!  Please welcome your child to ask questions and share with you what apps they are spending time on.  Don’t forget to set an example of what appropriate behavior online looks like!  Josh Ochs invited me to be a guest blogger on his site, SafeSmartSocial.com and posted my article last month on this topic.  Check it out and more on his site FULL of great information!

How to Set a Positive Example When Using Your Mobile Device
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6th-8th Grades:

P.E.:

We are doing our final healthy heart unit which is track and cross country. We have tried hurdles, long jump, shot put and relays.

Math Tests:  

Algebra I: 

Athletics: 

We are finishing up the spring sports. The league soccer tournament will be Monday and Tuesday and the final track meet will be next Saturday.

For current information go to the athletic blog at http://athletics.lovemyschool.net

Youth Ministry: 

Sunday Morning Bible Class meets at 9:45 in the Gym. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our next youth event is a Middle School Youth Night on Wednesday, August 31st. We will meet in the Lighthouse at 7:00pm and be done at 8:30pm.
Any questions, email Pam Amey

Helpful Links from our Youth Ministry Program

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Language Arts: Mrs. Vanwey
Math/Science: Mr. Kelly
Algebra: Mrs. Dobler
Social Studies/PE: Mr. Wolgast
Computers: Mrs. Wallace
Art: Mrs. Walterscheid
Vocal Music: Mrs. Franson
Band: Mr. Cheray
Religion: Pastor Snow / Pastor Myers / Brian Amey
Spanish: Pam Amey
Elective ASL: Miss Raylee

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