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Updated Fri, Feb 15th
Happy Friday,
 
I don’t want to give you a lot to read, so I’ve deleted the information on the Sport-A-Thon and Heart & Sole.  I will put it back in once we return from break.  Again, it’s hard to believe that we are in the middle of February!    When we return from break, we will be continuing our unit on argumentative writing.  Students will be taking a Performance Task sometime in March.  We will also continue reading the novel, Jaguar in Reading/Literature.  Lastly, we will continue working on our China unit in social studies.  
 
Most students did very well on the vocabulary quiz but many are still struggling on the grammar quizzes.  Please remember that retakes are allowed if your child should receive below a C.  Not too many students are asking to retake the quizzes.  Lastly, I apologize for stockpiling a lot of graded work here at school.  I try to use every minute of instructional time for teaching, and I keep forgetting to pass back work.  It is important for you, though, to be checking Powerschool at least once a week.  Your child should be checking it as well.  
 
Other than that, encouraging nightly reading is the best thing you can do for your child.  And, they are not too old for you to read with them (or to take turns reading to each other). 
 
Enjoy this time off from school.  Safe travels for those of you who are taking trips.  We will see you back on Monday. 
 
Homework for 2/15/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
Language Arts:  No homework
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  Work on science project (optional)
 
Social Studies:  Map of China due on Tuesday, 2/26.
 
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Have a wonderful week.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Feb 14th
Happy Valentine’s Day and Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
 
RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Homework for 2/14/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
Language Arts:  
*Review grammar worksheet
*Grammar quiz TOMORROW
Math:  
 
*Complete both sides on the last page of the packet
*Module 11 quiz is TOMORROW
 
Science:  Do more research for your science project.
 
Social Studies:  Map of China due on Tuesday, 2/26.
 
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Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Feb 13th
Happy Wednesday,
 
As far as Valentine’s Day, if your child is planning on bringing candy, please make sure that they bring enough in for every student in their class.  The gold group has 30 students, and the green group has 29 students.  The same goes with Valentine’s Day cards.  We want to make sure that everyone feels included.  :)
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
  
Reminders:  Winter break is next week, 2/18/19.  Trimester 2 ends 3/8/19.
Homework for 2/13/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
 
***GOLD GROUP ONLY — Complete the prompt for ch. 3 (character analysis).  Some students may only need to edit their work, at this point.  The prompt:  Describe the main character in the book, Jaguar.  We brainstormed “evidence” as a whole class and wrote it in the composition book.  Students are to use this information when writing their response (2 paragraphs).
 
Language Arts:  
*Review grammar worksheet
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 2/15
Math:  
 
*Page 310 (all), p. 311  #10-14. 
*Module 11 quiz is on Friday, 2/15.
 
Science:  Do some research so you are ready to share with your science group tomorrow.
 
Social Studies:  Map of China due on Tuesday, 2/26
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Feb 13th
Happy Tuesday,
 
As far as Valentine’s Day, if your child is planning on bringing candy, please make sure that they bring enough in for every student in their class.  The gold group has 30 students, and the green group has 29 students.  The same goes with Valentine’s Day cards.  We want to make sure that everyone feels included.  :)  
 
Reminders:  Winter break is next week, 2/18/19.  Trimester 2 ends 3/8/19.
Homework for 2/12/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
 
***GREEN GROUP ONLY — Regarding Jaguar - Complete the 4 illustrations at home (if not completed in class).  I am looking for complete sentences.  Some students are still struggling with this.  All sentences must have a subject, verb, and be a complete thought.  Additionally, make sure that the sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with some type of punctuation.  
Language Arts:  
*Review grammar worksheet
*Vocabulary quiz TOMORROW
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 2/15
Math:  We used a learning map/cover sheet today to start Module 11.  Please make sure your student attaches it to Mod. 11, pages 299–303 and turns it in tomorrow.  I had copies of these worksheets for students who might have forgotten their books.  The homework is page 303.  Module 11 quiz is on Friday, 2/15.
 
Science:  We reviewed the worksheet that went with several pages in the book.  Students were to have turned in their folder with the learning map on the front and the completed worksheet about scientist characteristics and the scientific method.  They are now in energy groups.  They should know their topic, their teammates, and their job within the group.  Please help them research the following topics for their specific type of energy: what it is, where it comes from, how it is gathered for use, and the advantages and disadvantages. The more they do, the more helpful they will be in their group work tomorrow.
 
Social Studies:  Review the summary paragraph at home.  I showed students an example of a good summary paragraph.  Students should know what is expected of them with this assignment.
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Feb 11th
Happy Monday,
 
Reminders:  Winter break is next week, 2/18/19.  Trimester 2 ends 3/8/19.
Homework for 2/11/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
 
***GREEN GROUP ONLY — Complete the character analysis in the composition book (2 paragraphs).  I gave students an example and asked that they tape it into the composition book.  This example should be used for reference only; please do not copy from it.  Use the chart that we came up with in class to help with writing the paragraphs.  This needs to be completed TONIGHT, so we can move on in the novel.  
Language Arts:  
*Review grammar worksheet
*Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 2/13
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 2/15
Math:  No homework 
 
Science:  FINISH science worksheet – guided reading from book (They have taken the book home.) - GREEN GROUP ONLY!
 
Social Studies:  No homework.  Students will be writing a summary paragraph for their Cornell notes on section 1 (classwork tomorrow).
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Feb 8th
Happy Friday,
 
Reminders:  Winter break is the week of 2/18/19.  Trimester 2 ends 3/8/19.
Homework for 2/8/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
Language Arts:  Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 2/13
Math:  No homework 
 
Science:  Oreo mitosis lab worksheet - due Monday!
 
Social Studies:  No homework 
 
Have a great weekend.  Hope everyone is doing well!  :)
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Feb 6th
Happy Wednesday,
Homework for 2/6/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 2/8
 
*Vocabulary Lesson #26 due on Friday, 2/8 (we did 3/4 of it in class today.)
 
*Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 2/13
Math:  You will be turning in the worksheet we all but completed in class today - p. 205/202 tomorrow.  If you did not finish it in class, finish as homework.  In addition, please complete p. 280 #6,7,8, and p. 282 #1.  We will be doing a lot of review in class tomorrow of Mod. Lessons 1, 2, and 3.  There will be a Module 10 quiz on Friday.
 
Science:  Your second genes project (poster of alien family facing a problem and needing an adaptive, target gene) is due on Friday.  You had today in class to complete it.  Tomorrow, we will be doing a new activity in class, so it will need to be done at home.  Please check the list on the last page of your packet.  That is a rubric of what is needed.  The packet will also be turned in - completed.
 
Social Studies:  Complete section 1 vocabulary (if not completed in class).  India test retake will be on Friday, 2/8 during lunch.
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Feb 5th
Happy Tuesday,
Homework for 2/5/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
 
***So, I am getting some pushback from students regarding the amount of writing they need to do in the Jaguar composition book.  I typed up a few sample responses and asked students to glue/tape them into the book.  I am expecting quality work, which means that students should be trying to edit their work at home. 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 2/8
Math:  Complete the math worksheet
 
Science:  The second gene project has been assigned.  It is due Friday.  You can see the packet that explains what to do.  There is a list of requirements on the last page. 
 
Social Studies:  Some pretty poor scores on the India test, considering I emailed ALL of the words that would be on the test, AND I read every test question out loud in class yesterday.  If students are not willing to study, then they will see a definite drop in grades.
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Feb 1st
Happy Friday,
iReady testing is complete for most students, and we will go back to our regular schedule next week.  
Winter break is the week of 2/18/19.
End of trimester 2 is 3/8/19.
Please have your child do their daily reading and have them study for the India test on Tuesday.  There will be a review for the test on Monday.
Homework for 2/1/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!
 
***I have explained to students that the Jaguar composition books will be given an assessment grade (in the 80% category).  If I cannot read the writing in the book, I will give the book back to the student and they will have to rewrite their responses.  If they choose not to rewrite the responses, they will receive a 0 as a final grade.  No exceptions.  I want students to know this NOW, so it does not come as a surprise to them later on.    
 
Language Arts:  No homework
Math:  No homework
Science:  Finish reproduction posters (only if Ms. Harrington allowed you to take the poster home)
 
Social Studies:  Review the pink packet in preparation for the test on India.  India test will be on Tuesday, 2/5 (30 questions with a word back provided)
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Jan 31st
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
iReady testing continues tomorrow.  Your child is allowed to bring earbuds from home (if they have them).  The schedule is as follows:
Homework for 1/31/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz TOMORROW.
Math:  Make sure you’ve completed your classwork.
Science:  Make sure you complete your science project (genetics), which will be due at the end of the science period TOMORROW.
 
Social Studies:  Review the pink packet in preparation for the test on India.  India test will be on Tuesday, 2/5 (30 questions with a word back provided)
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington