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Spelling Test

Students in 5th-8th grades will have their second spelling test on Tuesday, September 13. 

5th grade words:  knickknacks, ghetto, glistened, chestnut, wrestling, costumes, missiles, speeches, matches, benches, ghastly, bustling, glistening, isthmus, knapsack

6th grade words:  admire, canyon, lemonade, distance, modern, comedy, clumsy, magnify, cannon, decorate, strict, injury, honesty, property, hundredth, dungeon, adequate, reconcile, insulation, reluctant

7th grade words:    recommend, different, graffiti, successfully, embarrass, necessary, parallel, Halloween, Connecticut, approximately, commitment, accommodate, accomplishment, possession, harass, confetti, abbreviation, interruption, cinnamon, mayonnaise – challenge words:  commemoration, questionnaire, penicillin, recollection, interrogation

8th grade words:  deodorant, decrease, discontinue, disrespect, nonviolent, nonstop, nonfiction, unbreakable, undefeated, unfortunately, dehydrate, decline, disability, disgraceful, discourage, nonexistent, nonprofit, unemployment, unconscious – challenge words:  dehumidifier, disenchanted, nonessential, unpredictable, businesslike

Science Test Reminder

The 8th grade will be tested over chapter 2 “Solids, Liquids, and Gases” on Tuesday. Study those notes!

8th Grade Spanish Project

8th Grade students have been assigned a Spanish Project!  It is due on Monday, September 19, 2011.  The project assignment sheet is below for your reference.  Please email me if you have any questions.

8th Grade Spanish Project

Whole lotta shakin’ going on…

The Pep Squad is preparing for the upcoming pep rally….looks like this one might be a thriller!!!

I’m a poet and didn’t know it….


Students have been reading the poems of Robert Frost and Langston Hughes in Poetry Park (Enrichment Room).  They have also had the opportunity to write some of their own original works.  They have composed haiku, cinquain, diamante, and acrostic poems.  Here are a few….


   Bees are crazy fun.

       Bees are buzzing in the trees.

      Bees have stung me, “Ouch”!

                                                                                    — Haiku by Brennon LeCave

                            Friend                                                                                        Sea

                   Kind         Sweet                                                                       Wet   Smooth

       Caring       Loving      Giving                                                  Wavy    Light  Strange

 Happy       Joy         Tears      Misery                          Colorful   Beautiful   Ugly  Blank

      Hating          Lying         Crying                                            Ordinary   Flat    Dark

              Broken          Apart                                                                     Dry    Bumpy

                       Enemy                                                                                        Land

   Diamante by Sheridan Creasy                                      Diamante by Julia Hutt