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Language Arts Update (6th – 8th) September 19-23

This week we will begin our study of verbs.  Our verb unit is usually the longest grammar unit of the year, so don’t be expecting a test any time soon.  We will cover action/linking verbs, direct and indirect objects, transitive and intransitive verbs, predicate adjectives and predicate nouns, linking verbs, main verbs, verb tenses, principal parts of verbs, verb forms, and irregular verbs.  I’m assuming you can see how this unit takes some time.

We will also begin Unit 3 in Vocabulary- be sure your child is working nightly on  There is EXTRA CREDIT available just about every single night.

In Literature, we will start taking our research on theme and begin turning it into an expository essay.  Students will learn how to summarize, paraphrase, and cite sources correctly.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Mrs. Roberts


Student Service Council

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Congratulations to all of our Student Service Council members!  Speeches were great and we are all looking forward to a great year of service here at SJV and in the community.

Language Arts Update (6th-8th) – September 12th-16th

essay-pictureStudents have read twelve different genres of writing and have determined a theme for each of the articles – providing textual evidence to support their choice.  Students will learn how to use this information correctly to form an essay.  We will discuss the parts of an essay, the parts of a paragraph, plagiarism, citation, and how to write interesting introductory and concluding paragraphs.

Students will test over Unit 1 – Nouns in grammar on Thursday, September 15th.

Students will also be completing and testing over Unit 2 Vocabulary words.

The first independent reading projects have been submitted.  Students should have their second book, and should be determining their next independent reading project.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Mrs. Roberts

Language Arts Update (6th-8th) – September 5th – 8th

collective noun pictureIn case you are wondering…the collective noun for a group of crows is a murder…

In grammar, we have just finished testing over Unit 1 and will begin Unit 2 – focusing on nouns.  Students will look at the different types of nouns and the different uses for nouns.  We will discuss collective nouns and how to determine if they are singular are plural, how to make nouns possessive, and how to make nouns plural.  We will also review singular/plural nouns, concrete/abstract nouns, and common/proper nouns.

All grades have tested on Vocabulary Unit 1 as well.  The lists for Unit 2 are on , and your child should be reviewing the words nightly.  They all have a sheet in the back of their Language Arts binders that explain what each night entails – including extra credit work (which must be turned in with the homework on the day assigned).

We will continue looking at theme in Literature.  Students will be reading first-person accounts, dramatizations, and informational texts – finding a theme and textual evidence for each article they read.  They will compile all of their information and will be writing a paper shortly.

We will do journals in writing this week – students will respond to questions after watching a video related to the questions.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

Mrs. Roberts

Social Studies Update


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Our 8th grade class has started an exciting project!  They will be creating a private youtube  video.  The somewhat animated video will teach the class about the Revolutionary War and the creation of our country.

5th grade is also learning about the early colonists.  They will begin Colonial Trade projects this week as well!

6th grade is moving along through Ancient Civilizations.  We are currently learning about Mesopotamia and the Babylonian and Assyrian civilizations.

7th grade has completed their Geography review.  We are now learning about all of the different aspects of culture.  This will help the students better understand all of the country projects we will present throughout the year!