Monday, March 11, 2019

TRIMESTER 3

Fields/Davis Academy

Trimester 3/ 2019

                                                                   Due Dates for Trimester 3

NOTE:  You will have far fewer quizzes, HW assignments, tests and paper grades than in previous trimesters; that information is important because it means that each grade will carry much more weight than any one grade has carried in a previous trimester.  This, of course, is due to having a lot fewer days in class because we have spring break and Israel trip. 

Mon., Mar. 11 ALL BLKS:  MF: PAY COM for 3-25,3-26; RAD as 3-25, 3-26. Roots 10 test. ASSIGN out-of-class reading assignment: a bio or autobio on a minority individual – not Jewish, however. The writing assignment for this out-of-class book is due are April 1 – not April Fool’s joke L.  I will hand out the writing assignment; I will also send a letter to parents re: purchase of book if you do not check one out from DA Media center.  HAND OUT Fahrenheit 451; assign due dates for Q&Qs every time and quiz followed by discussion; there will be a huge part of exam on Fahrenheit 451, but there will not be time for a test as well… Yes, you will be reading 2 books at once, as will often be the case in high school, which is right around the corner…

(Fahrenheit reading deadlines:  March 20  Part I;

                                                         April 2, April 3, Part II;

                                                         April 9, Part III.)

 

Tues., Mar. 12 ALL BLKS  B/25 day: MF: Get d’var information; last reading deadline for Catcher; be sure to have Q&Qs; expect usual quiz.  Report to gym at 7:45 for 8th grade graduation pictures; be appropriately attired.

Wed., Mar. 13  ALL BLKS  B/25 day  MF:  Are PAYCOM and SUBSTITUTE complete; see above re: dates.    Discuss last part of Catcher.  MF:  Have adverb clauses been covered in all classes; go on to attendant punctuation rules…Grammar, SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming…

Thurs., Mar. 14  Parent-teacher conference days… I advise you to work on reading your bio or autobio or on the writing assignment…

Fri., Mar. 15  Parent-teacher conference days… I advise you to work on reading your bio or autobio or on the writing assignment…

Mon., Mar. 18  ALL BLKS MF:  PAYCOM and SUB for 3-25 and 3-26 entered???  Vocab 7-9 test

Tues., Mar. 19  1,2,4  MF: Work on d’var!!!  Shhh, do not tell so it will be a surprise…Grammar, SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming…

Wed., Mar. 20   ALL BLKS  B/25 day:  NO HOMEWORK NIGHT; MF: Lesson plans for Monday and Tuesday?? J Part I Fahrenheit is due; Q&Qs and quiz.

Thurs., Mar. 21  ALL BLKS  B/ 25 day:  Discuss FahrenheitLesson plans for Monday and Tuesday??

Fri., Mar. 22 ALL BLKS  Purim; …Lesson plans for Monday and Tuesday?

Mon., Mar. 25  ALL BLKS:  Mr. Radulski will sub.  Roots 11 test.  Bring your bio, autobio or Fahrenheit book to read after you finish test.

Tues., Mar. 26  1,2,4  Mr. Radulski will sub; bring your Fahrenheit, bio or autobio to read after the test; grammar, SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming…

Wed., Mar. 27  1,2,7  MF: Finish D’var today…shhh! Do not tell anyone… Grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Thurs., Mar. 28  4,7  MF: D’var is today; grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Fri., Mar. 29  ALL BLKS  Vocab 10 test – bring Fahrenheit, bio or autobio to class to read or to work on bio, autobio assignment.

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Mon., Apr. 1  ALL BLKS  Bio/auto bio writing assignment due; vocab 11 test;

Tues., Apr. 2  1,2,4  Fahrenheit reading, part II due; Q&Qs; expect usual quiz.

Wed., Apr. 3  1,2,7  MF:  MS Faculty meeting. Fahrenheit reading, part II due; Q&Qs; expect usual quiz.

Thurs., Apr. 4  4,7  Discuss Fahrenheit, part II; grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Fri., Apr. 5  ALL BLKS  Social Studies research papers due; you will receive both a SS grade and a LA grade, which Mr. B. has already explained to you.  Vocabulary 12; this is a make-up Alliance Day, which at this time has no meaning to me b/c I am unaware when Alliance Day is /was???  TBA?

Mon., Apr. 8  ALL BLKS: A/120  CTPs; vocab 13 test; Fahrenheit 451 part II discussion finished??? 

Tues., Apr. 9 ALL BLKS  A/120  CTPs; Fahrenheit, part III due; expect usual quiz and have Q&Qs ready.

Wed., Apr. 10  ALL BLKS  A/120  CTPs; discuss Fahrenheit;

Thurs., Apr. 11 ALL BLKS  A/150 Are we finished with part III Fahrenheit discussion?  If so, take up books – their notes (if they took them J) are sufficient for exam; hang reminder in door to bring Fahrenheit books to class to turn in.

Fri., Apr. 12  ALL BLKS   Roots 12 test;

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Mon., Apr. 15  ALL BLKS   MF: Make morning announcements!  Vocab 14 test; discuss Fahrenheit part III, or have we finished?  If finished, take up books and put out reminder sign… Notes taken during class discussions will be enough for the exam – if you took good notes?!  Books are due today or tomorrow or Wednesday – no later.

Tues., Apr. 16  1,2,4  MF: Make morning announcements.  Take up Fahrenheit books.  grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Wed., Apr. 17  1,2,7  MF: Make morning announcements;  grammar test over every single thing related to grammar, starting with “the house”…

Thurs., Apr. 18  4,7  MF: Make morning announcements; grammar test over every single thing related to grammar, starting with the house…

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Fri., Apr. 19  ALL BLKS  Holiday/Passover

 

Mon., Apr. 22 – Sun., Apr. 28  Holidays: ENJOY!!

Mon. Apr. 29  ALL BLKS  MF: Plan to stay for the senior alumni send off;  vocab 15 test;

Tues., Apr. 30  1,2,4   challenge diagramming quiz J;  be sure I have finished Fahrenheit…have I taken up books?

Wed., May 1  1,2,7  Hand out exam study sheet; be sure I have added Fahrenheit…Have we finished discussing Fahrenheit?  Have I taken up books?  Is essay question ready for exam? Challenge diagramming quizJ

Thurs., May 2  4,7  TBA…likely a clean up day…or some kind of grammar challenge?? Fun!

Fri., May 3  ALL BLKS  Roots 13 test – last one!  Whew!

Mon., May 6 ALL BLKS  TBA…likely a clean up day and I will answer any specific questions you may have about anything studied this entire year as that is what your exam will cover--  minus all reading except Fahrenheit 451.

Tues., May 7  Finals (subjects TBA); early dismissal for 8th grade…go home; study and pack for Israel.

Wed., May 8  Finals (subjects TBA); early dismissal for 8th grade…go home, pack and rest…

Thurs., May 9  Yom Hatzma’ut/ departure to Israel

Fri., May 10  Leave for Italy

Upon return:

Exams to be graded and recorded if not already

Comments to be posted

Room to be cleaned

Printing to be done for 2019-2020

Duties and daily schedule upon return????

 

Fri., May 24  All School Kabblat Shabbat/Field Day

Mon., May 27  HOLIDAY

Tues., May 28  A/40 Day…Back up day if rain on original field day

Wed., May 29  A/40 day

Thurs., May 30 GRADUATION

Fri., May 31  Last day!!! Noon dismissal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fields
8th Grade Language Arts

7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-804-9191 Ext. 144     

 

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

TRIMESTER 3/2019 DUE DATES

Fields/Davis Academy

Trimester 3/ 2019

                                                                   Due Dates for Trimester 3

NOTE:  You will have far fewer quizzes, HW assignments, tests and paper grades than in previous trimesters; that information is important because it means that each grade will carry much more weight than any one grade has carried in a previous trimester.  This, of course, is due to having a lot fewer days in class because we have spring break and Israel trip. 

Mon., Mar. 11 ALL BLKS:  MF: PAY COM for 3-25,3-26; RAD as 3-25, 3-26. Roots 10 test. ASSIGN out-of-class reading assignment: a bio or autobio on a minority individual – not Jewish, however. The writing assignment for this out-of-class book is due are April 1 – not April Fool’s joke L.  I will hand out the writing assignment; I will also send a letter to parents re: purchase of book if you do not check one out from DA Media center.  HAND OUT Fahrenheit 451; assign due dates for Q&Qs every time and quiz followed by discussion; there will be a huge part of exam on Fahrenheit 451, but there will not be time for a test as well… Yes, you will be reading 2 books at once, as will often be the case in high school, which is right around the corner…

(Fahrenheit reading deadlines:  March 20  Part I;

                                                         April 2, April 3, Part II;

                                                         April 9, Part III.)

 

Tues., Mar. 12 ALL BLKS  B/25 day: MF: Get d’var information; last reading deadline for Catcher; be sure to have Q&Qs; expect usual quiz.

Wed., Mar. 13  ALL BLKS  B/25 day  MF:  Are PAYCOM and SUBSTITUTE complete; see above re: dates.  7:50 AM graduation pictures in media center. Wear appropriate attire!   Discuss last part of Catcher.  MF:  Have adverb clauses been covered in all classes; go on to attendant punctuation rules…Grammar, SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming…

Thurs., Mar. 14  Parent-teacher conference days… I advise you to work on reading your bio or autobio or on the writing assignment…

Fri., Mar. 15  Parent-teacher conference days… I advise you to work on reading your bio or autobio or on the writing assignment…

Mon., Mar. 18  ALL BLKS MF:  PAYCOM and SUB for 3-25 and 3-26 entered???  Vocab 7-9 test

Tues., Mar. 19  1,2,4  MF: Work on d’var!!!  Shhh, do not tell so it will be a surprise…Grammar, SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming…

Wed., Mar. 20   ALL BLKS  B/25 day:  NO HOMEWORK NIGHT; MF: Lesson plans for Monday and Tuesday?? J Part I Fahrenheit is due; Q&Qs and quiz.

Thurs., Mar. 21  ALL BLKS  B/ 25 day:  Discuss FahrenheitLesson plans for Monday and Tuesday??

Fri., Mar. 22 ALL BLKS  Purim; …Lesson plans for Monday and Tuesday?

Mon., Mar. 25  ALL BLKS:  Mr. Radulski will sub.  Roots 11 test.  Bring your bio, autobio or Fahrenheit book to read after you finish test.

Tues., Mar. 26  1,2,4  Mr. Radulski will sub; bring your Fahrenheit, bio or autobio to read after the test; grammar, SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming…

Wed., Mar. 27  1,2,7  MF: Finish D’var today…shhh! Do not tell anyone… Grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Thurs., Mar. 28  4,7  MF: D’var is today; grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Fri., Mar. 29  ALL BLKS  Vocab 10 test – bring Fahrenheit, bio or autobio to class to read or to work on bio, autobio assignment.

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Mon., Apr. 1  ALL BLKS  Bio/auto bio writing assignment due; vocab 11 test;

Tues., Apr. 2  1,2,4  Fahrenheit reading, part II due; Q&Qs; expect usual quiz.

Wed., Apr. 3  1,2,7  MF:  MS Faculty meeting. Fahrenheit reading, part II due; Q&Qs; expect usual quiz.

Thurs., Apr. 4  4,7  Discuss Fahrenheit, part II; grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Fri., Apr. 5  ALL BLKS  Social Studies research papers due; you will receive both a SS grade and a LA grade, which Mr. B. has already explained to you.  Vocabulary 12; this is a make-up Alliance Day, which at this time has no meaning to me b/c I am unaware when Alliance Day is /was???  TBA?

Mon., Apr. 8  ALL BLKS: A/120  CTPs; vocab 13 test; Fahrenheit 451 part II discussion finished??? 

Tues., Apr. 9 ALL BLKS  A/120  CTPs; Fahrenheit, part III due; expect usual quiz and have Q&Qs ready.

Wed., Apr. 10  ALL BLKS  A/120  CTPs; discuss Fahrenheit;

Thurs., Apr. 11 ALL BLKS  A/150 Are we finished with part III Fahrenheit discussion?  If so, take up books – their notes (if they took them J) are sufficient for exam; hang reminder in door to bring Fahrenheit books to class to turn in.

Fri., Apr. 12  ALL BLKS   Roots 12 test;

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Mon., Apr. 15  ALL BLKS   MF: Make morning announcements!  Vocab 14 test; discuss Fahrenheit part III, or have we finished?  If finished, take up books and put out reminder sign… Notes taken during class discussions will be enough for the exam – if you took good notes?!  Books are due today or tomorrow or Wednesday – no later.

Tues., Apr. 16  1,2,4  MF: Make morning announcements.  Take up Fahrenheit books.  grammar: identify sentences based on purpose; based on structure; adverb clauses, attendant punctuation, SSWE, diagramming, analogies, contextual reading…

Wed., Apr. 17  1,2,7  MF: Make morning announcements;  grammar test over every single thing related to grammar, starting with “the house”…

Thurs., Apr. 18  4,7  MF: Make morning announcements; grammar test over every single thing related to grammar, starting with the house…

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Fri., Apr. 19  ALL BLKS  Holiday/Passover

 

Mon., Apr. 22 – Sun., Apr. 28  Holidays: ENJOY!!

Mon. Apr. 29  ALL BLKS  MF: Plan to stay for the senior alumni send off;  vocab 15 test;

Tues., Apr. 30  1,2,4   challenge diagramming quiz J;  be sure I have finished Fahrenheit…have I taken up books?

Wed., May 1  1,2,7  Hand out exam study sheet; be sure I have added Fahrenheit…Have we finished discussing Fahrenheit?  Have I taken up books?  Is essay question ready for exam? Challenge diagramming quizJ

Thurs., May 2  4,7  TBA…likely a clean up day…or some kind of grammar challenge?? Fun!

Fri., May 3  ALL BLKS  Roots 13 test – last one!  Whew!

Mon., May 6 ALL BLKS  TBA…likely a clean up day and I will answer any specific questions you may have about anything studied this entire year as that is what your exam will cover--  minus all reading except Fahrenheit 451.

Tues., May 7  Finals (subjects TBA); early dismissal for 8th grade…go home; study and pack for Israel.

Wed., May 8  Finals (subjects TBA); early dismissal for 8th grade…go home, pack and rest…

Thurs., May 9  Yom Hatzma’ut/ departure to Israel

Fri., May 10  Leave for Italy

Upon return:

Exams to be graded and recorded if not already

Comments to be posted

Room to be cleaned

Printing to be done for 2019-2020

Duties and daily schedule upon return????

 

Fri., May 24  All School Kabblat Shabbat/Field Day

Mon., May 27  HOLIDAY

Tues., May 28  A/40 Day…Back up day if rain on original field day

Wed., May 29  A/40 day

Thurs., May 30 GRADUATION

Fri., May 31  Last day!!! Noon dismissal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fields
8th Grade Language Arts

7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-804-9191 Ext. 144     

 

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

TRIMESTER 2/2018-2019 BLOG IN FULL

 

Fields/Davis Academy

                                                      TRIMESTER 2 DUE DATES

Mon., Nov. 12  ALL BLKS  SPEAK , Marking Period 2: Q,Q&Q = Quiz, usual 3 questions and usual 3 quotes.

Tues., Nov. 13  1,2,4  SPEAK discussion; SSWE, grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading…

Wed., Nov. 14  1,2,7  MF: Grammar test 1 ready???SAME AS ABOVE; “              “                   “                  “                            “

Thurs., Nov. 15  4,7  MF: Grammar test 1 ready?? SAME AS ABOVE;   “              “                   “                 “                             “

Fri., Nov. 16  ALL BLKS  Literary terms 2 test; you will have both definitions and examples to match with terms.

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Mon., Nov. 19  Parent-teacher conferences

Tues., Nov. 20  Parent-teacher conferences

Wed.—Fri., Nov. 21-23  Thanksgiving holidays – when I will give thanks for you and for all my years at Davis Academy

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Mon., Nov. 26  ALL BLKS  SPEAK, Marking Period 3: Q,Q&Q.  (See Nov. 12 if you have forgotten…)

Tues., Nov. 27  1,2,4  Discuss SPEAK 3; SSWE, grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading

Wed., Nov. 28  1,2,7  SAME AS ABOVE;  “                  “                    “                       “

Thurs., Nov. 29  4,7    SAME AS ABOVE:  “                 “                     “                       “

Fri., Nov. 30  ALL BLKS  Roots 5 test

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Mon., Dec. 3  ALL BLKS  MF: Pay for Italy trip!!  Vocab 5 test; hand out midterm study sheet

Tues., Dec. 4  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MEETING  SPEAK, Marking Period 4: Q,Q&Q

Wed. Dec. 5  1,2,7  SPEAK, Marking Period 4: Q,Q&Q; discuss SPEAK

Thurs., Dec. 6  4,7  Discuss SPEAK;  grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Fri., Dec. 7  ALL BLKS  Grammar test over EVERYTHING in the GRAMMAR HOUSE packet; all of that material should be a review; there will be definitions, lists, fill in the blanks, diagramming, analysis, what parts of speech answer what questions, what parts of speech modify other parts of speech, all functions of nouns/pronouns, all pronoun types and examples – EVERYTHING in that packet!!! You will not be tested on gerunds, participles and infinitives this time, however…

 

Mon., Dec. 10  ALL BLKS  Roots 6 test; MF:  “To give or not to give a study guide for SPEAK test is the question” ??…Students, you will not always/often get study guides in high school, so I may be weaning you at this point…

Tues., Dec. 11  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MTG.  Grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,  (finishing phrases)

Wed., Dec. 12  1,2,7  MF: Are Mid-terms ready??? Grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,  (finishing phrases)

Thurs., Dec. 11  4,7  ALL BLKS Grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,  (finishing phrases)

Fri., Dec. 14 ALL BLKS  Vocab 6 test  (We will skip the 4-6 test since you are responsible for all vocabulary to date on the mid-term)

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Mon., Dec. 17  ALL BLKS  MF: Are midterms ready?  Grammar

Tues., Dec. 18  1,2,4  Grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Wed., Dec. 19  1,2,7  MF: AM faculty breakfast

Thurs., Dec. 20  8th grade midterms (I do not know the order as of this date)

Fri., Dec. 21  8th mid-terms… Oh, HAPPY DAY!! Holidays!!! See you Monday, January 7…ENJOY!

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Mon., Jan. 7  ALL BLKS MF: Are paper instructions/rubric ready for Man in Moon paper assignment—and will paper be only for on-level or only for honors? 

Tues., Jan 8  1,2,4  Getting back in the groove day

Wed., Jan. 9  1,2,7  Getting back in the groove day

Thurs., Jan 10  4,7    assign paper due January 25 to either honors or on-level….  (Literary trends)  Hand out The Effect of Man-in-Moon Marigolds to be read by January 18.

Fri., Jan. 11 ALL BLKS  (Special schedule—A120?-- for Kabblat Shabbat at Lower School); SPEAK discussion; assign paper due January 25.  (Literary trends) Hand out The Effect of Man-in-Moon Marigolds to be read by January 18.

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Mon., Jan. 14  ALL BLKS  Test on SPEAK

Tues., Jan. 15  1,2,4  grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Wed., Jan., 16  1,2,7  Vocab 7 test;  gramma, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Thurs., Jan 17  4,7  Vocab 7 test; grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Fri., Jan. 18  ALL BLKS  Expect quiz on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds; discussion of Man-in-Moon Marigolds begins.

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Mon., Jan. 21  HOLIDAY/MLK Day

Tues., Jan. 22  1,2,4  Discuss Man in the Moon… Assign paper (symbols)

Wed., Jan. 23  1,2,7  MF: AM breakfast; discuss Man in the Moon; assign paper (symbols)

Thurs., Jan. 24  4,7  Discuss Man in the Moon

Fri., Jan. 25 ALL BLKS   SPEAK paper due;  hand out Catcher in the Rye and due dates for Q,Q & Qs…Discuss  Man in the Moon; get back to grammar;

Due dates for Q, Q and Qs/Catcher in the Rye

Chapters 1 through 6 on January 30 or 31 (depending on block number)

Chapters  7 through 12 on February 11

Chapters 13 through 16 on February 19

Chapters 17-20 on February 28 or March 1 (depending on block number)

Chapters 21 through end of novel TBA in Trimester 3

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Mon., Jan. 28  ALL BLKS  Grammar test on everything studied and reviewed up to this point

Tues., Jan 29  1,2,4  SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming, etc.

Wed., Jan 30 1,2,7   Reading deadline 1/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs

Thurs., Jan. 31  4,7   Reading deadline 1/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs…

Fri., Feb. 1 ALL BLKS  MF: Make last payment for Italy trip; Roots 7 test

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Mon., Feb. 4  ALL BLKS MF: Work on Trimester 3;  Vocab 8 test

Tues., Feb. 5  1,2,4  Catcher discussion; 4th block has an author visiting class this day, Aisha Saeed per Media Center’s direction)  Man in the Moon papers due

Wed., Feb. 6  1,2,7  MF: sister’s birthday!  Do you have a plan??   Man in the Moon papers due; Catcher discussion

Thurs., Feb. 7  4,7  Catcher discussion

Fri., Feb. 8  ALL BLKS  MF: Work on Trimester 3; Roots 8 test

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Mon., Feb. 11  ALL BLKS  MF/ANNV/LB …Reading deadline 2/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs…

Tues., Feb. 12  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MEETING  Discuss Catcher; grammar

Wed., Feb. 13  1,2,7  Discuss Catcher; grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Thurs., Feb. 14 4,7,  Discuss Catcher; grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Fri., Feb. 15  HOLIDAY!

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Mon., Feb 18  HOLIDAY!

Tues., Feb. 19  1,2,4  Reading deadline 3/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs…

Wed., Feb. 20  1,2,7  Discuss Catcher

Thurs., Feb. 21  4,7  Discuss Catcher

Fri., Feb. 22  ALL BLKS  Roots 9 test

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Mon., Feb. 25  ALL BLKS  Vocab 9 test

Tues., Feb. 26  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MEETING; discuss Catcher

Wed., Feb. 27  1,2,7  Discuss Catcher

Thurs., Feb. 28 4,7  Reading deadline 4/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs

Fri., Mar. 1  ALL BLKS MF: Personal leave for Italy; last payment for Tuscany trip; reading deadline 4/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs; discuss Catcher

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Mon., Mar. 4  ALL BLKS  MF: Personal leave for Italy trip??  Last Tuscany payment??  Discuss Catcher

Tues., Mar. 5  1,2,4  Discuss Catcher

Wed., Mar. 6  1,2,7  MF: AM faculty breakfast; discuss Catcher

Thurs., Mar. 7  4,7  Discuss Catcher; grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Fri., Mar. 8  Half day; end of Trimester 2, but I do not know schedule for day at this point.

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Our Trimester 3 list of pending assignments:

March 11-15 is Integrated Unit

CIR reading deadline 5

CIR test

CIR paper

Fah 451 and qz dates/reading dates

2 books of choice and assessment

Roots 10,11 and 12

Vocab 10-15

Grammar tests – most of your trimester will be spent on grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fields
8th Grade Language Arts

7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-804-9191 Ext. 144     

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Trimester 2

 

Fields/Davis Academy

                                                      TRIMESTER 2 DUE DATES

Mon., Nov. 12  ALL BLKS  SPEAK , Marking Period 2: Q,Q&Q = Quiz, usual 3 questions and usual 3 quotes.

Tues., Nov. 13  1,2,4  SPEAK discussion; SSWE, grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading…

Wed., Nov. 14  1,2,7  MF: Grammar test 1 ready???SAME AS ABOVE; “              “                   “                  “                            “

Thurs., Nov. 15  4,7  MF: Grammar test 1 ready?? SAME AS ABOVE;   “              “                   “                 “                             “

Fri., Nov. 16  ALL BLKS  Literary terms 2 test; you will have both definitions and examples to match with terms.

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Mon., Nov. 19  Parent-teacher conferences

Tues., Nov. 20  Parent-teacher conferences

Wed.—Fri., Nov. 21-23  Thanksgiving holidays – when I will give thanks for you and for all my years at Davis Academy

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Mon., Nov. 26  ALL BLKS  SPEAK, Marking Period 3: Q,Q&Q.  (See Nov. 12 if you have forgotten…)

Tues., Nov. 27  1,2,4  Discuss SPEAK 3; SSWE, grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading

Wed., Nov. 28  1,2,7  SAME AS ABOVE;  “                  “                    “                       “

Thurs., Nov. 29  4,7    SAME AS ABOVE:  “                 “                     “                       “

Fri., Nov. 30  ALL BLKS  Roots 5 test

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Mon., Dec. 3  ALL BLKS  MF: Pay for Italy trip!!  Vocab 5 test; hand out midterm study sheet

Tues., Dec. 4  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MEETING  SPEAK, Marking Period 4: Q,Q&Q

Wed. Dec. 5  1,2,7  SPEAK, Marking Period 4: Q,Q&Q; discuss SPEAK

Thurs., Dec. 6  4,7  Discuss SPEAK;  grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Fri., Dec. 7  ALL BLKS  Grammar test over EVERYTHING in the GRAMMAR HOUSE packet; all of that material should be a review; there will be definitions, lists, fill in the blanks, diagramming, analysis, what parts of speech answer what questions, what parts of speech modify other parts of speech, all functions of nouns/pronouns, all pronoun types and examples – EVERYTHING in that packet!!! You will not be tested on gerunds, participles and infinitives this time, however…

 

Mon., Dec. 10  ALL BLKS  Roots 6 test; MF:  “To give or not to give a study guide for SPEAK test is the question” ??…Students, you will not always/often get study guides in high school, so I may be weaning you at this point…

Tues., Dec. 11  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MTG.  Grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,  (finishing phrases)

Wed., Dec. 12  1,2,7  MF: Are Mid-terms ready??? Grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,  (finishing phrases)

Thurs., Dec. 11  4,7  ALL BLKS Grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,  (finishing phrases)

Fri., Dec. 14 ALL BLKS  Vocab 6 test  (We will skip the 4-6 test since you are responsible for all vocabulary to date on the mid-term)

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Mon., Dec. 17  ALL BLKS  MF: Are midterms ready?  Grammar

Tues., Dec. 18  1,2,4  Grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Wed., Dec. 19  1,2,7  MF: AM faculty breakfast

Thurs., Dec. 20  8th grade midterms (I do not know the order as of this date)

Fri., Dec. 21  8th mid-terms… Oh, HAPPY DAY!! Holidays!!! See you Monday, January 7…ENJOY!

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Mon., Jan. 7  ALL BLKS MF: Are paper instructions/rubric ready for Man in Moon paper assignment—and will paper be only for on-level or only for honors? 

Tues., Jan 8  1,2,4  Getting back in the groove day

Wed., Jan. 9  1,2,7  Getting back in the groove day

Thurs., Jan 10  4,7    assign paper due January 25 to either honors or on-level….  (Literary trends)  Hand out The Effect of Man-in-Moon Marigolds to be read by January 18.

Fri., Jan. 11 ALL BLKS  (Special schedule—A120?-- for Kabblat Shabbat at Lower School); SPEAK discussion; assign paper due January 25.  (Literary trends) Hand out The Effect of Man-in-Moon Marigolds to be read by January 18.

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Mon., Jan. 14  ALL BLKS  Test on SPEAK

Tues., Jan. 15  1,2,4  grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Wed., Jan., 16  1,2,7  Vocab 7 test;  gramma, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Thurs., Jan 17  4,7  Vocab 7 test; grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Fri., Jan. 18  ALL BLKS  Expect quiz on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds; discussion of Man-in-Moon Marigolds begins.

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Mon., Jan. 21  HOLIDAY/MLK Day

Tues., Jan. 22  1,2,4  Discuss Man in the Moon… Assign paper (symbols)

Wed., Jan. 23  1,2,7  MF: AM breakfast; discuss Man in the Moon; assign paper (symbols)

Thurs., Jan. 24  4,7  Discuss Man in the Moon

Fri., Jan. 25 ALL BLKS   SPEAK paper due;  hand out Catcher in the Rye and due dates for Q,Q & Qs…Discuss  Man in the Moon; get back to grammar;

Due dates for Q, Q and Qs/Catcher in the Rye

Chapters 1 through 6 on January 30 or 31 (depending on block number)

Chapters  7 through 12 on February 11

Chapters 13 through 16 on February 19

Chapters 17-20 on February 28 or March 1 (depending on block number)

Chapters 21 through end of novel TBA in Trimester 3

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Mon., Jan. 28  ALL BLKS  Grammar test on everything studied and reviewed up to this point

Tues., Jan 29  1,2,4  SSWE, analogies, contextual reading, diagramming, etc.

Wed., Jan 30 1,2,7   Reading deadline 1/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs

Thurs., Jan. 31  4,7   Reading deadline 1/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs…

Fri., Feb. 1 ALL BLKS  MF: Make last payment for Italy trip; Roots 7 test

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Mon., Feb. 4  ALL BLKS MF: Work on Trimester 3;  Vocab 8 test

Tues., Feb. 5  1,2,4  Catcher discussion; 4th block has an author visiting class this day, Aisha Saeed per Media Center’s direction)  Man in the Moon papers due

Wed., Feb. 6  1,2,7  MF: sister’s birthday!  Do you have a plan??   Man in the Moon papers due; Catcher discussion

Thurs., Feb. 7  4,7  Catcher discussion

Fri., Feb. 8  ALL BLKS  MF: Work on Trimester 3; Roots 8 test

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Mon., Feb. 11  ALL BLKS  MF/ANNV/LB …Reading deadline 2/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs…

Tues., Feb. 12  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MEETING  Discuss Catcher; grammar

Wed., Feb. 13  1,2,7  Discuss Catcher; grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Thurs., Feb. 14 4,7,  Discuss Catcher; grammar, analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE

Fri., Feb. 15  HOLIDAY!

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Mon., Feb 18  HOLIDAY!

Tues., Feb. 19  1,2,4  Reading deadline 3/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs…

Wed., Feb. 20  1,2,7  Discuss Catcher

Thurs., Feb. 21  4,7  Discuss Catcher

Fri., Feb. 22  ALL BLKS  Roots 9 test

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Mon., Feb. 25  ALL BLKS  Vocab 9 test

Tues., Feb. 26  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MEETING; discuss Catcher

Wed., Feb. 27  1,2,7  Discuss Catcher

Thurs., Feb. 28 4,7  Reading deadline 4/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs

Fri., Mar. 1  ALL BLKS MF: Personal leave for Italy; last payment for Tuscany trip; reading deadline 4/Catcher in the Rye; Q,Q and Qs; discuss Catcher

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Mon., Mar. 4  ALL BLKS  MF: Personal leave for Italy trip??  Last Tuscany payment??  Discuss Catcher

Tues., Mar. 5  1,2,4  Discuss Catcher

Wed., Mar. 6  1,2,7  MF: AM faculty breakfast; discuss Catcher

Thurs., Mar. 7  4,7  Discuss Catcher; grammar analogies, diagramming, contextual reading, SSWE,

Fri., Mar. 8  Half day; end of Trimester 2, but I do not know schedule for day at this point.

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Our Trimester 3 list of pending assignments:

March 11-15 is Integrated Unit

CIR reading deadline 5

CIR test

CIR paper

Fah 451 and qz dates/reading dates

2 books of choice and assessment

Roots 10,11 and 12

Vocab 10-15

Grammar tests – most of your trimester will be spent on grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fields
8th Grade Language Arts

7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-804-9191 Ext. 144     

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Due dates from Sept. 20---end of trimester 1/with October 9 revision

Thurs., Sept. 20  10:00 AM start; 40 minute classes  ALL BLKS:  Discuss reading deadline 2 of SP; I will not give a quiz this day, although you could/should have done your reading before the holiday… However, the usual 3 qstns. and 3 qts. will be due tomorrow.

HW:

 

Fri., Sept. 21  ALL BLKS  20 minute Roots 2 test; qstns. and qts. will be due and used for discussion of SP.

HW:

 

Mon., Sept 24  Holiday/Sukkot

HW:

 

Tues., Sept. 25  1,2,4  no tests or quizzes on this day since some students take a second day for Sukkot; perhaps more discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Sept. 26  1,2,7  analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

 

HW:

 

Thurs. Sept 27  4,7  analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Sept. 28  ALL BLKS Reading deadline 3 for SP; quiz; be sure you have 3 qstns. and 3 qts.

HW:

 

Mon. Oct. 1  ALL Holiday/Shemini Atzeret

HW:  I prefer that you NOT do homework during this holiday.

 

Tues., Oct. 2  ALL BLKS  40 minute classes; MF: FACULTY MEETING; no quizzes or tests. Continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 3  B25 Day: ALL BLKS  50 minute classes  MF: Has PayCom been done for Nov. 8/CW/?  Continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 4  B25 Day:  ALL BLKS 50 minute classes  MF: Are study sheets for SP test ready? Continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Oct. 5  ALL BLKS  Vocab test 4;  continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 8  ALL BLKS  Roots 3 test

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 9  1,2,4  MF: Are personal museum and analogues ready to hand out/assign?  BRING SP books to class!! Because this is a no HW night, I will give you time to finish reading in class and/or to do your questions and quotes in class, although these are not due tomorrow…  YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR COMPUTERS TODAY; YOU CAN PRINT OUT at home tomorrow night.

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 10  1,2,7  despite our usual procedure, no quiz today over last reading deadline of SP; however, there may be one the next time class meets… I will hand out study sheet for the test; not using your qstns. and qts. today, we will, nonetheless, begin discussion of SP. Be sure you have questions and quotes in next class meeting.

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 11  4,7  Quiz over last reading deadline of SP; I will hand out study sheet for the test; using your qstns. and qts., we will begin discussion of SP.

HW:

 

Fri., Oct. 12  ALL BLKS  Lit. terms  test; #1-22.

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 15  ALL BLKS MF: assign personal museum paper to on-level classes; assign analogue paper to honors.   Read articles related to SP and discuss in class;.

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 16  1,2,4  read/discuss articles related to SP; terms to look at and apply: inverted symbols, archetype, Adam and Eve story of original sin, doppleganger, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 17  1,2,7  read/discuss articles related to SP; terms to look at and apply: inverted symbols, archetype, Adam and Eve story of original sin, doppleganger, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 18  4,7  read/discuss articles related to SP; terms to look at and apply: inverted symbols, archetype, Adam and Eve story of original sin, doppleganger, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Oct 19  ALL BLKS  Roots 4 test

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 22  ALL BLKS  Separate Peace test.  BRING your SP books to turn in!

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 23  1,2,4  FUN!  You grab it; you gab it!:)… MF: Are SPEAK quizzes ready??   Hand out SPEAK; be sure that you have the usual 3 qstns. and 3 qts. per reading deadline as these form springboard for discussion.   Here are the reading deadlines/quiz dates:

Marking Period 1 Nov. 5

Marking Period 2 Nov. 12

Marking Period 3 Nov. 16

Marking period 4 next trimester/TBA

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 24  1,2,7  Hand out SPEAK; be sure that you have the usual 3 qstns. and 3 qts. per reading deadline as these form springboard for discussion.   Here are the reading deadlines/quiz dates:

Marking Period 1 Nov. 5

Marking Period 2 Nov. 12  (next trimester)

Marking Period 3 Nov. 16 (next trimester)

Marking period 4 TBA

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 25  4,7  Grab and Gab continued.

HW:

 

Fri. Oct. 26  ALL BLKS  Diction test 2, comprehensive. Personal Museum papers from on-level classes are due; finish Grab and Gab; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 29  BLKS???  MF: Work on Trimester 2 Due Dates packet; SPECIAL DAY for which the schedule has not been announced as of the date of this printing…

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 30  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MTG. Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed. Oct. 31  1,2,7  Any work not made up and in accordance with the Davis Academy make up rules explained in your syllabus must be made up by 3:30 today.  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov 1  4,7  Analogues due from Honors;  any work not made up and in accordance with the Davis Academy make up rules explained in your syllabus must be made up by 3:30 today.  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 2  ALL BLKS  Grandparents Day; as of this printing, the schedule for the day has not been announced.  Bring SPEAK to class; the blocks will be short, and you can read to meet deadline Monday.

HW:

 

Mon., Nov. 5  ALL BLKS  MF: Have all grades/makeups in computer by Nov. 7.  SPEAK I quiz; qstns. and qts. due;  

HW:

 

Tues., Nov 6  1,2,4  MF:  Is trimester 3 Due Dates packet ready?  Discuss SPEAK.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 7  1,2,7  MF:  Is trimester 3 Due Dates packet ready?  Discuss SPEAK.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 8  4,7  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW: 

 

Fri., Nov. 9 BLKS???  Half day for students, you lucky dogs!  As of the printing of this packet, the schedule has not yet been determined.  This is the end of Trimester I. Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

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Mon., Nov. 12  ALL BLKS  SPEAK, Marking Period 2 due; quiz; 3 qstns. and qts. are due.

HW:

 

Tues., Nov 13.  1,2,4  SPEAK discussion.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 14  1,2,7 SPEAK discussion; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 15  4,7 SPEAK discussion; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc. 

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 16  ALL BLKS  SPEAK, Marking Period 3 due; quiz; 3 qstns. and qts. are due.

HW:

 

Mon., Nov. 19  Parent-teacher Conferences.

HW:

 

Tues., Nov. 20  Parent-teacher Conferences.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 21 Holiday

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 22 Holiday/Thanksgiving

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 23  Holiday

HW:

 

Mon., Nov. 26  ALL BLKS  Discuss SPEAK, Marking Period 3.

HW:

 

Tues., Nov. 27  1,4  Discuss SPEAK, Marking Period 3.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 28  1,2,7 Discuss SPEAK, Marking Period 3.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 29  4,7  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc. 

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 30  ALL BLKS  Roots 5 test.

HW:

 

 

Trimester 3/ starting points on this page and start with Speak 4; vocab 5; roots 5, SPEAK paper assignment, Speak test, Man in the Moon play and paper, resilience handouts, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fields
8th Grade Language Arts

7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-804-9191 Ext. 144     

 

 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Trimester 1 Due Dates/Major Assessments

Fields/Davis Academy

2018-2019: Due Dates

                                       DUE DATES PACKET/Trimester 1

Mon., Aug. 13  ALL BLKS  45 minute classes; collect handouts; organize; put due dates on agendas; emergency drill procedures; go over handouts.

HW: get syllabus signed; start lessons in Vocab 1

 

Tues., Aug. 14 1,2,4  Absentees yesterday need handouts? Turn in signed syllabus; talk about handouts; load agendas;

HW: syllabus signed; work on lessons in vocab 1.

 

Wed., Aug. 15  1,2,7  Turn in signed syllabus; tend to unfinished business from days 1 and 2; teacher will answer any specific questions/clear up any confusion from your summer reading; bring the worksheet for BL from the summer reading/media center posting;

HW: syllabus signed; work on lessons in vocab 1.

 

Thurs., Aug. 16  4,7   Turn in signed syllabus; tend to unfinished business from days 1 and 2; teacher will answer any specific questions/clear up any confusion from your summer reading; bring the worksheet for BL from the summer reading/media center posting;

HW: syllabus signed – tomorrow is last day to turn in for a quiz grade of 100; work on lessons in vocab 1.

 

Fri., Aug. 17  ALL BLKS 40 minute classes; summer reading discussion, esp. in preparation for first major paper: ideas to examine are appearance vs. reality, “courage”, and other coming-of-age events/lessons in Cory’s life; bring the worksheet for BL from the summer reading/media center posting;

HW:  Be ready for summer reading quiz Monday; work on vocab 1; study for diction test 1.

 

Mon., Aug. 20  ALL BLKS  Quiz on summer reading; be sure you read and follow directions closely, as they are different for every class;

HW:  NOTE: I will no longer look ahead on your due dates and tell you what you should consider doing for homework; you now know how the due dates packet is designed to work. In order to budget your time and meet all deadlines, be sure that you are always aware of what is coming up in the next two weeks and plan accordingly where HW: is concerned…

HW:

 

Tues. Aug 21  1,2,4  talk about BL paper/set up; discuss literary trends; “Story of an Hour.”

HW:

 

Wed., Aug. 22  1,2,7  talk about BL paper/set up; discuss literary trends; “Story of an Hour.”

HW:

 

Thurs., Aug. 23  4,7  talk about BL paper/set up; discuss literary trends; “Story of an Hour.”

HW:

 

Fri., Aug. 24  ALL BLKS  25 minute vocab 1 test; “Story of Hour”; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

Mon., Aug. 27 ALL BLKS   25 minute Diction 1 test; finish discussion ‘Story of an Hour” and applying certain trends; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Tues., Aug. 28  1,2,4  analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Aug. 29  8th grade Retreat at Camp Coleman

HW:

 

Thurs., Aug. 30 8th Grade Retreat at Camp Coleman

HW:

 

Fri., Aug. 31  ALL BLKS  25 minute vocab 2 test; MF hands out Separate Peace; due dates for reading and reading quizzes:

*Chapts. 1 through 4  Sept. 5 or 6 depending on block number

*Chapts. 5 through 8  Sept. 20

*Chapts. 9 through 11  Sept. 28

*Chapts. 12- end  Oct. 10 or 11 depending on block number.

 

*NOTE: Each reading deadline you will have a quiz on the deadline date; that will be followed usually by a couple or three days of discussion and related ideas; also, each reading deadline date you should come with 3 interesting or troubling or powerful or favorite quotes; these should be typed in correct MLA format.  See the sheet I gave you on first day (All submitted papers must be…) to show you how to do that correctly if you do not know or have forgotten over the summer…I do deduct points for improper MLA.  In addition to 3 quotes, every reading deadline date you should also come with 3 questions; these also should be typed on same page as the quotes.  Often I will take these up; always we will use as springboard for in-class discussions.

HW:

 

Mon., Sept. 3  Holiday/Labor Day!  Rest for the weary…

HW:

 

Tues., Sept. 4  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MTG; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Sept. 5  1,2,7  Quiz on ASP; discussion; your three qts. and three qstns. due.

HW:

 

Thurs., Sept 6  4,7  For blocks not met yesterday, quiz on ASP; discussion; your three qts. and three qstns. due; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Sept 7  ALL BLKS  BL paper due; vocab 3 test;   BRING BL books to turn in!!!

HW: 

 

Mon., Sept. 10  Holiday/Rosh Hoshana

HW:  I prefer that you NOT do HW during this holidayJ

Tues., Sept. 11  Holiday/Rosh Hashana

HW: I prefer that you NOT do HW during this holidayJ

 

Wed., Sept. 12 Ms. Fields : MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS   20 minute classes  ALL BLKS  .  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Sept. 13  50 minute classes; ALL BLKS  Roots 1 test takes 10-15 minutes; we will start the minute you walk in.  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Sept. 14  ALL BLKS  Ms. Fields: MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS  Vocab 1-3 test takes all period

HW:

 

Mon., Sept. 17  ALL BLKS  Begin SP discussion with the questions/qts. you prepared and have in class.

HW:

 

Tues.,Sept. 18  half day Erev Yom Kippur; as of this printing, the schedule has not been decided…

HW: I prefer that you NOT do homework during this holiday.

 

Wed., Sept. 19  Holiday/Yom Kippur

HW:  I prefer that you NOT do homework during this holiday.

 

Thurs., Sept. 20  10:00 AM start; 40 minute classes  ALL BLKS:  Discuss reading deadline 2 of SP; I will not give a quiz this day, although you could/should have done your reading before the holiday… However, the usual 3 qstns. and 3 qts. will be due tomorrow.

HW:

 

Fri., Sept. 21  ALL BLKS  20 minute Roots 2 test; qstns. and qts. will be due and used for discussion of SP.

HW:

 

Mon., Sept 24  Holiday/Sukkot

HW:

 

Tues., Sept. 25  1,2,4  no tests or quizzes on this day since some students take a second day for Sukkot; perhaps more discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Sept. 26  1,2,7  analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

 

HW:

 

Thurs. Sept 27  4,7  analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Sept. 28  ALL BLKS Reading deadline 3 for SP; quiz; be sure you have 3 qstns. and 3 qts.

HW:

 

Mon. Oct. 1  ALL Holiday/Shemini Atzeret

HW:  I prefer that you NOT do homework during this holiday.

 

Tues., Oct. 2  ALL BLKS  40 minute classes; MF: FACULTY MEETING; no quizzes or tests. Continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 3  B25 Day: ALL BLKS  50 minute classes  MF: Has PayCom been done for Nov. 8/CW/?  Continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 4  B25 Day:  ALL BLKS 50 minute classes  MF: Are study sheets for SP test ready? Continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Oct. 5  ALL BLKS  Vocab test 4;  continue discussion of SP; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 8  ALL BLKS  Roots 3 test

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 9  1,2,4  MF: Are personal museum and analogues ready to hand out/assign?  BRING SP books to class!! Because this is a no HW night, I will give you time to do reading in class and/or to do your questions and quotes in classYOU SHOULD BRING YOUR COMPUTERS TODAY; YOU CAN PRINT OUT TONIGHT.

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 10  1,2,7  Quiz over last reading deadline of SP; I will hand out study sheet for the test; using your qstns. and qts., we will begin discussion of SP.

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 11  4,7  Quiz over last reading deadline of SP; I will hand out study sheet for the test; using your qstns. and qts., we will begin discussion of SP.

HW:

 

Fri., Oct. 12  ALL BLKS  Lit. terms  test; #1-22.

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 15  ALL BLKS MF: assign personal museum paper to on-level classes; assign analogue paper to honors.   Read articles related to SP and discuss in class;.

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 16  1,2,4  read/discuss articles related to SP; terms to look at and apply: inverted symbols, archetype, Adam and Eve story of original sin, doppleganger, etc.

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 17  1,2,7  read/discuss articles related to SP; terms to look at and apply: inverted symbols, archetype, Adam and Eve story of original sin, doppleganger, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 18  4,7  read/discuss articles related to SP; terms to look at and apply: inverted symbols, archetype, Adam and Eve story of original sin, doppleganger, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Oct 19  ALL BLKS  Roots 4 test

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 22  ALL BLKS  Separate Peace test.  BRING your SP books to turn in!

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 23  1,2,4  FUN!  You grab it; you gab it!:)… MF: Are SPEAK quizzes ready??   Hand out SPEAK; be sure that you have the usual 3 qstns. and 3 qts. per reading deadline as these form springboard for discussion.   Here are the reading deadlines/quiz dates:

Marking Period 1 Nov. 5

Marking Period 2 Nov. 12

Marking Period 3 Nov. 16

Marking period 4 next trimester/TBA

HW:

 

Wed., Oct. 24  1,2,7  Hand out SPEAK; be sure that you have the usual 3 qstns. and 3 qts. per reading deadline as these form springboard for discussion.   Here are the reading deadlines/quiz dates:

Marking Period 1 Nov. 5

Marking Period 2 Nov. 12  (next trimester)

Marking Period 3 Nov. 16 (next trimester)

Marking period 4 TBA

HW:

 

Thurs., Oct. 25  4,7  Grab and Gab continued.

HW:

 

Fri. Oct. 26  ALL BLKS  Diction test 2, comprehensive. Personal Museum papers from on-level classes are due; finish Grab and Gab; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Mon., Oct. 29  BLKS???  MF: Work on Trimester 2 Due Dates packet; SPECIAL DAY for which the schedule has not been announced as of the date of this printing…

HW:

 

Tues., Oct. 30  1,2,4  MF: FACULTY MTG. Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Wed. Oct. 31  1,2,7  Any work not made up and in accordance with the Davis Academy make up rules explained in your syllabus must be made up by 3:30 today.  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov 1  4,7  Analogues due from Honors;  any work not made up and in accordance with the Davis Academy make up rules explained in your syllabus must be made up by 3:30 today.  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 2  ALL BLKS  Grandparents Day; as of this printing, the schedule for the day has not been announced.  Bring SPEAK to class; the blocks will be short, and you can read to meet deadline Monday.

HW:

 

Mon., Nov. 5  ALL BLKS  MF: Have all grades/makeups in computer by Nov. 7.  SPEAK I quiz; qstns. and qts. due;  

HW:

 

Tues., Nov 6  1,2,4  MF:  Is trimester 3 Due Dates packet ready?  Discuss SPEAK.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 7  1,2,7  MF:  Is trimester 3 Due Dates packet ready?  Discuss SPEAK.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 8  4,7  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW: 

 

Fri., Nov. 9 BLKS???  Half day for students, you lucky dogs!  As of the printing of this packet, the schedule has not yet been determined.  This is the end of Trimester I. Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

----------------------------Below are some beginning dates for Trimester 2-----------

Mon., Nov. 12  ALL BLKS  SPEAK, Marking Period 2 due; quiz; 3 qstns. and qts. are due.

HW:

 

Tues., Nov 13.  1,2,4  SPEAK discussion.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 14  1,2,7 SPEAK discussion; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 15  4,7 SPEAK discussion; analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc. 

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 16  ALL BLKS  SPEAK, Marking Period 3 due; quiz; 3 qstns. and qts. are due.

HW:

 

Mon., Nov. 19  Parent-teacher Conferences.

HW:

 

Tues., Nov. 20  Parent-teacher Conferences.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 21 Holiday

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 22 Holiday/Thanksgiving

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 23  Holiday

HW:

 

Mon., Nov. 26  ALL BLKS  Discuss SPEAK, Marking Period 3.

HW:

 

Tues., Nov. 27  1,4  Discuss SPEAK, Marking Period 3.

HW:

 

Wed., Nov. 28  1,2,7 Discuss SPEAK, Marking Period 3.

HW:

 

Thurs., Nov. 29  4,7  Analogies, SSWE, grammar, contextual reading, etc. 

HW:

 

Fri., Nov. 30  ALL BLKS  Roots 5 test.

HW:

 

 

Trimester 3/ starting points on this page and start with Speak 4; vocab 5; roots 5, SPEAK paper assignment, Speak test, Man in the Moon play and paper, resilience handouts, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fields
8th Grade Language Arts

7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-804-9191 Ext. 144