This was taken from the Science class of Mrs. O'Connor:
3″ Binder with at least 5 dividers
Loose leaf paper
6 composition notebooks
Pens: blue or black
Enclosed pencil sharpener
Colored pencils (at least pack of 8)
Highlighters (2 different colors)
Ruler (with inches and centimeters)
Pocket folders with 3 holes to keep in binder (6)
1 roll of paper towel
1 box of Kleenex
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 box of large zip lock bags
1 pack of 3″ x 5″ lined index cards
1 pack of graph paper
1 pack post-it notes
1 ream of copy paper
Safety goggles for science class
Incoming 7th and 8th vocab
International System of Units (SI)
Today we finished 2 Units of our PARCC test. I am very proud of the students that gave a good effort. Tomorrow we will finish ELA and move onto Math.
All Math Students 7th and 8th need to continue on Khan Academy. 7th: surface area of a cyllinder and fractions with unlike denominators. 8th: Transformations rotations, reflections, and dilations with an emphasis on fractions with unlike denominators or adding and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions converted to mixed numbers.
Have a good week!
Parents and students: the expectation for your son and daughter for math is 6,000 points on Khanacademy.org every week. This is for their homework grade. This is essential for them closing the gap on where they are and the 7th or 8th grade curriculum.
I am looking forward to the new year! It is going to be a year filled with learning and fun! I will be sending home Dojo invitations and student contracts. I encourage everyone to follow Dojo and communicate through it. Also, Parent Portal is valuable for checking your son/daughter grades on a daily basis. Every student regardless of assigned homework is expected to read 30 minutes of reading each school night. At first this will be monitored by you and may change to a book report format.
Math will require spending 30 minutes of time on Khanacademy. There will be an assigned topic that includes a tutorial and practice problems. These will be recorded on the website and you and I will monitor them.
I look forward to meeting you at report card pickup.
In the meantime you can reach me via Class Dojo or by email; email@example.com.
I look forward to seeing your child grow into a great person and student,
Vocabulary List -- essential mathematics vocabulary for any incoming 7th or 8th grader
Each student needs to read every night and have a signature for that day. At the end of each week the student will have to write a plot explanation class assignment. This is necessary for completion for their reading grade. The student can change the book each week, but needs to get approval from Mr. Florell
Final writing project will be due 5/23. The final MELCON essay is due which includes the first paragraph, three ideas supporting evidence paragraphs, and conclusion. The Rubric will be handed out regarding all 54 points that are due. Students have to have their interview completed a MELCON paragraph which is a biography of their subject and a paragraph or more about the answers to questions (this varies per person) the student feels were most important. Finally, the conclusion needs to be completed.
This will be taught next week. There will be tutoring provided by appointment during recess, after school every day but Tuesday. Remember this project includes Benchmark grades for Reading, Writing, and Speaking and cover Benchmark Goals needed for graduation. Also, each day of the week each student needs to have read a fiction novel and have their parent sign each day (ten per two weeks). This is important for completion of the Reading grade. At the end of each week, the student needs to complete a plot explanation chart.
Calling all 8th grade graduates: graduation luncheon fees ($58.00) is due immediately in the homeroom or main office.
The 8th grade luncheon fee of $58.00 is due immediately to be paid either at the homeroom of Mrs. Johnson or Ms. Erickson. The trip is tentatively June 6th to Navy Pier. The luncheon will begin at 11:00am and end 1:00p. All will be boarding at 10:30am at the Odyssey Cruise at Navy Pier. Buses will be provided at Ray at a time announced this week. If you haven't given a count for the amount of tickets needed please do so ASAP.
ray festival thursday 4/7. come join Mr. florell's room 313 and take a picture in the photograph room! Festival runs 4-7:30
Ray School Grading Scale:
Assessments (exit tickets, quizzes, Unit Tests): 40%