May 23-27, 2022

Good morning! Happy Sunday! 
Things to know for the week ahead: 
Nothing too wacky schedule-wise for Rm. 9 this week!  On Tuesday we are having Class Photos taken, and Mrs. Meehan and I are asking you to have your student pack their PE uniform and shoes, and come to school in a nice, neat, clean regular summer uniform I know there aren't many school days left but we are still in school so please keep the uniform policy in mind when your student gets in the car to come to school.  Belts are required, shirts are required to be tucked in, if a classroom is chilly they can wear an STM sweater, and a note about shoes and socks: the no-show socks are a no-go; socks need to come up over the ankle and shoes are a solid black color or Sperry-type two-color shoe.  About jewelry and hair: there are guidelines for these! If your student needs necklaces, they need to be tucked into the shirt. Hair: if your student is resistant to haircuts, blame the school and go get that hair cut!  Pretty soon it's going to be summer and it won't be a battle. Thank you in advance for your help!  On Wednesday, Mrs. Meehan's class is on the kayak trip. The two 6th grade classes go on separate days. My homeroom class goes on Thursday, June 2nd. The PowerSchool portal is going to close on Wednesday. Most of the grades are updated and current. Thursday night at 7pm is Arts Night! Please join us! Last, 11:30 Dismissal on Friday and No School on Monday, May 30th. 
Academically, we are learning and working until the last day. In LA 6, students are taking the Unit 6 Test on Thursday. We studied 6.11 Adverb Clauses and will complete the Lesson Review on Tuesday in class. Extra credit is always given for the Challenge activity. We will review in class on Wednesday over all of Unit 6 and take the test on Thursday. When we return we'll get our letters ready to mail, assemble our writing portfolios for the year, and enjoy a carnival/camp atmosphere during class while rewinding parts of speech and punctuation throughout our LA year. In Reading 6, students are reading The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock with me/Mrs. Pacheco and The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz with me. In Religion 6, we are beginning Chapter 21 on Monday, Elijah and Amos Speak for the Lord. Reading 7 with me finishes Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen this week and will begin a Short Story unit: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson,  All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury, The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs, and my personal favorite, The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson. 
It's going to be a great week!  Please contact me at [email protected]
with any questions or concerns.