Mrs. Laricks
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us."
                                   
                 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

                                   May 21-25, 2018


Reminders:
* STORM Sports Banquet is Tuesday, May 22nd
* 8th Grade Trip is Wednesday, May 23rd
* May Procession is Friday, May 25th
* LA Final Exams are May 30 & 31st


READING
ClassZone
This week we will immerse ourselves into the world of George and Lenny in John Steinbeck's classic novel, Of Mice and Men.  We will recognize  and identify elements of naturalism and realism as well as discuss the major themes of the novel.

A-TEAM (8A)
* Chapter 3 due on Thursday
* Google Classroom Journal due Friday
* Chapter 4 Of Mice and Men due Thursday, May 31st


POWER RANGERS (8P)
* Finish reading Chapter 2 by Tuesday, May 29th


  

8A & 8P May Project of the Month
Due THURSDAY May 31st
Choice between "Queen Mab" or "Shakespeare Soundtrack"
See sheets for details


NewsELA Requirements
3 ARTICLES & SHEETS due by  FRIDAY, June 1st

https://newsela.com/signin
* USE the link on Google Classroom/ Reading 
* Turn in a copy of article & sheet
* 15% of Reading Grade



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 8A & 8P
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
* Units 1-3 Cumulative Test on Tuesday, May 22nd
* Complete ONE online quiz for EACH unit (1-3) and email results by Monday, May 21st.



GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
This week we are focusing on clauses and will begin reviewing for the final exam.


* pages 111-112 due Tuesday
* I will assign review packet pages each night in class


WRITING 8A & 8P
 We are continuing our focus on crative pieces for the Memory Book. We will also begin composing your Graduation Speeches!


* Creative Piece for Grade 6/7 due Monday, 5/21 on GC
* Creative Piece for Grade 8 due Friday, 5/25 on GC
* Graduation Speeches due Tuesday, May 29th (extra credit if turned in earlier!)