Monday, November 28, 2011

Homework Pile Up for 7th grade

Before class tomorrow, November 29, 2011, 7th graders should have the following COMPLETED (yes, they’ve been aware of this for some time):


The “Lather and Nothing Else” essay

The “Boy and a Man” questions, which includes #6 – a first draft quality essay

The nonfiction book totally read AND notes and glossary completed (6 main ideas with supporting details and 20 vocab words)


It was never my intention for students to complete all of this work in one evening.  Unfortunately, some students have apparently chosen to do so.  It’s going to be a long night for those kiddos. 


This week ends with an “eligibility report”, and these assignments will be part of that grade. 



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

7th grade project update and upcoming test

Parents and Students:


I have changed the due dates of the nonfiction reading projects to give students a little more time to complete the work.  I have also added a few class times to work on the project. 


Books need to be read in full and the 6 main ideas and 20 glossary words completed by NOVEMBER 29

I will give a FULL 80 minute period as a “work day” for the projects on NOVEMBER 29

Projects will be checked and graded with an expectation of being “half done” on NOVEMBER 30

I will give a HALF class (40 minutes total) for explanation and work on the Google Forms Quiz on DECEMBER 2

I will give a FULL 80 minute period as a “work day” on DECEMBER 7

Completed projects and quizzes need to be brought to class for assessment and presenting on DECEMBER 9


All details of the projects and quiz are on a bright yellow sheet in your child’s binder. 


The amount of time necessary for kids to do a high quality job on this project is much more than the time they will be given in class.  Please encourage your child to take advantage of after school study and the available work time in the evenings at our FHGS library. 




ADDITIONALLY, please be aware that we have come to the end of our third set of vocabulary.  There will be reviews in class (possibly homework as well), but students will need to STUDY outside of class as well.  The test will be on Monday the 21st

Abigail P. Wald

Fair Haven Grade School

Middle Level Language Arts and Co-Team Leader

802-265-3883, extension 249


Thursday, November 3, 2011

8th grade homework

8th graders need to finish the essay/letter they began in class.  After 40 minutes, several students DID turn theirs in, but most needed more time.  I will collect tomorrow at class time.  Also, remember to be prepared for literature circles.




Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Constructed Response for grade 7

7th graders are to write a constructed response tonight, answering the following question about “Lather and Nothing Else:”


How does Hernando Tellez use monologue and dialogue effectively in “Lather and Nothing Else?”