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

                                   April 23-27, 2018

Spring has FINALLY sprung! Woo Hoo! 


Reminders:
* Spring Uniforms are NOW in effect. Be an example to the younger students and FOLLOW THE DRESS CODE!
* Bake Sale on Wednesday
* CAP Classes will be held 4/30-5/01 
* Laps for Learning is on 5/04



READING
ClassZone
This week we will continue to read and analyze Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet. We will focus on tone, characterization, theme, puns, oxymorons, juxtaposition and much more.

A-TEAM (8A)
* Act 1 (ALL) due Wednesday

* Act 2.1-3 due Thursday
* Act 2.4-6 due Friday
* Act 3.1 due Monday 4/30
* IR Novel Choice due WEDNESDAY


POWER RANGERS (8P)
* Act 2.2-4 Questions due Wednesday
* Act 2.5-6 Questions due Thursday
* Act 1.3 Questions due Friday
*Act 3.1 Questions due Monday, 4/30

  

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


NewsELA Requirements
3 ARTICLES & SHEETS due by 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
This week we are focusing on soft c & g words.
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
* Creative Spelling due Thursday
* Test on Friday



GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
This week we are moving on to our study of adverbs.

8A & 8P
* pages 86 & 87 due Wednesday
* page 88 & 89 due Thursday
* page 90 due Friday
* pages 91-92 due Monday (Quiz Grade)
* Adverb Test on Monday


WRITING 8A & 8P
 We are composing our own Shakespearean sonnets and finally beginning our Memory Books!

* Sonnets due Thursday
* Memory Book Early Years Creative Writing due on GC by Monday, 4/30