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Food Drive November 18, 2014

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In addition to teaching 7th grade, I am also the co-chair of the 8th Grade BETA Club. We will be organizing the canned food drive this year. Here’s how it works:

1) Starting this Thursday, November 20 until next Tuesday, November 25, BETA Club members will be in the gym accepting non-perishable food donations in the mornings. Each student is asked to donate either 3 cans of food or $2 cash.

2) Please donate more than 3 cans if possible (ramen noodles are cheap).

3) If the Bengals average 3 cans per student (for example, if we have 130 students then we’ll need a total of 390 cans) for the ENTIRE TEAM then we will be allowed to attend the Staff vs. Students basketball game on Tuesday afternoon, November 25.

4) If we don’t have enough cans donated, we will have to stay in the classroom and work (boo!)

Beginning this Thursday, please send as much food as you are able to school with your child. Make sure they claim it for the Bengals Team when they drop it off.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.  Thanks so much!!

Judy Dehr

Judith.dehr@jefferson.kyschools.us

Book Fair November 9, 2014

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The book fair will be held in the library this week during school hours. Feel free to send money to school with your children if you would like them to visit the fair and purchase some books.

Ms. Dehr

Next Week’s Homework September 18, 2014

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Next week’s homework is NOT vocabulary words. I thought I’d give the kids a break. It will be a reading comprehension paper that will be handed out on Monday that will be due on Friday. It has quite a few questions that go along with it, so I would suggest they not put it off until Thursday.

Ms. Dehr

Names . . . . September 7, 2014

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Every day I remind the students to put their names on their papers. Each weekend, while grading papers, I have at least 1-2 papers with no name. I have no idea to whom they belong and no way to figure this out, so those papers go in the trash. That could mean that if your child turned in his work without a name on it, he will need to redo it. Please understand that with more than 100 7th graders, I simply need them to put their names on the papers as soon as they get them. Thanks so much!

 

 

Your child’s Language Arts Grade September 7, 2014

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I sent home progress reports last week and I am currently updating all the homework. If your child is failing my class, you will be receiving an email this evening. Please keep in mind the folowing information:

 

1) I only offer extra credit work to students who have NO missing assignments and NO zeros.

2) Any child may retake a test (I have several who are doing so this Thursday). I need a note in writing from the student that includes the test s/he wants to retake, the child’s first and last name and period.

3) I will NOT accept late work unless it is accompanied by a note from a parent. I do this so you will know that your child is turning in late work. If the work is late due to an absence, a note is not needed.

4) I expect all answers to be in complete sentences, with capital letters and punctuation. In addition, the question must be restated in the answer. For example, if the question is:  “How is the setting important to the story’s plot?” then the answer would need to begin with: “The setting is important to the plot because . . . . “

5) Several students are going to be getting back their homework back tomorrow. They may rewrite the answers on a separate piece of paper and write them in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer, for more points if they would like. I will need the reworked papers by Friday.

6) This week we will have vocabulary words again as well as a test on Friday.

Please email me with any questions. Judith.dehr@jefferson.kyschools.us

Can’t Get Your Kids to Discuss School? August 29, 2014

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Here’s what I used to do with mine. I asked them to tell me one good thing, one bad thing, and one funyy thing that happened today. At least we were able to talk a little. Good luck!

Order books online! August 25, 2014

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Visit w ww.scholastic.com and place book orders for your child. When they ask for the class activation code, please enter:  GKZGF.

Thanks! I need orders in by 9/2/14.

Ms. Dehr

Donations Needed August 24, 2014

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If you would like to donate any of the following items needed in my classroom, please send them to school with your child. Thanks in advance!

Ms. Dehr

 

1) Kleenexes

2) broom and dustpan (doesn’t need to be new)

3) stapler (doesn’t need to be new)

Thanks!!

First Vocabulary/Spelling Test! August 24, 2014

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I have already posted grades for the first vocabulary/spelling test I gave on Friday. Please feel free to log onto Parent Portal and check your child’s current grades.

If you want to get started early on this week’s vocabulary words, they can be found on this web site under Week 2.

Next week, since it’s a four day week, we won’t have any vocabulary words.

Writing Pieces August 18, 2014

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Here’s the writing piece that we are currently working on. Today your child was supposed to write a stream-of-consciousness story. Just write and tell her story with a beginning, middle and end. It could be fiction or true. Later this week we will be turning that story into a piece of narrative poetry. Remember “Paul Revere’s Ride”? That’s a good example of narrative poetry. It tells a story, but it doesn’t have to rhyme.

If your child wants to work on this at home with your help (and type it as well), that is fine with me. We hope to write and revise our poems this Friday.

Ms. Dehr

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