Tuesday, June 4, 2019

See you next year!

We have come to the end of another school year.  I want to thank both students and parents for making it memorable and rewarding.  I am so proud of what the students have accomplished in just nine short months.  I have truly enjoyed getting to know them and working with them.  I hope they stop by from time to time next year to visit.

Have a great summer!
Mrs. Fowler

Below you will find some pictures from the outdoor testing projects and the Study Island reward.  We had a great time!





















Wednesday, May 22, 2019

June 3 - June 4

ELA 7

The 7th/8th grade class trip is on Monday, June 3rd.  Students will leave school around 9:00 and return by 2:30.

June 4th is a half day of school.  The day will be spent wrapping everything up.

I would like to thank both the students and parents for a great school year!  

Have a great summer!
Mrs. Fowler

May 28 - May 31

ELA 7

School is not in session on Monday, May 27th.

Students will finish Independent Study this week.  

Reminder: Independent reading projects are due on Friday, May 31st.  

We will be going outside on May 29th/May 30th for the "Design Your Own Test" project.  Students should be ready to administer their test to their classmates on either Wednesday or Thursday.

On Friday, two students from my period 4/5 block will run an escape room for all of my classes.  

Have a great week!
Mrs. Fowler

May 20 - May 24

ELA 7

This week students will continue to read The Testing series.  Additionally, students will work on their independent reading/independent reading project. Reminder: The independent reading project is due May 31st.

Students have been tasked with designing their own tests, much like what happens in our book.  Students will have time to work with their partners throughout the week to plan their tests.  In addition to designing a test, students will proctor the test to their classmates.  Testing will take place on May 29/May 30.
Design Your Own Test Project

Have a great week!
Mrs. Fowler

Monday, May 13, 2019

May 13 - May 17

ELA 7

We have had a change of plans.  We are no longer going to do The Grapes of Wrath selection.  Our Donor's Choose project was fully funded, and we received the last two books in The Testing trilogy.  The students would prefer to finish the year reading the novels, so that is what we are going to do.  We will be reading the books and completing various activities that correspond with the novels.  

*Please note that we are still doing the independent reading project.  Students will have time during class each day to read their books/work on the project.  The project is due May 31st.

Below you will find some pictures of students from when we received the books last week.  They were pretty excited!  Thank you to all that donated and/or spread the word about our project.  It is much appreciated!







Have a great week!
Mrs. Fowler

Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6 - May 10

ELA 7

On Wednesday, students will read an excerpt from The Grapes of Wrath and watch a video about the Dust Bowl.  We will focus on comprehension, analysis, vocabulary, and author's style.  Additionally, we will be comparing text to media.  The test will be on May 14th.



Students will be finishing up their book trailers on Monday/Tuesday.  All book trailers are due by the end of the day on May 7th.

Students will continue to read their independent books and complete the independent reading assignments.  Students must choose either assignment 1, assignment 2, or assignment 3.  Reading assignments are due May 31st


Have a great week!
Mrs. Fowler

Thursday, April 25, 2019

April 29 - May 3

ELA 7

Students are taking the mathematics PSSA on Monday and Tuesday of this week, so some of them will be missing ELA classes.

This week students will finish The Testing and begin working on a book trailer for the text.  The book trailer is due on May 7, 2019.

In addition to working on the book trailer, students will also be engaging in independent reading.  Students went to the library last week to check out independent reading books.  Students will be reading the books in class and completing various assignments/projects.  Please note that books should be 150 or more pages and be fictional.  Students should pick something that interests them since they will be working closely with the text for the next few weeks.

Last week students completed blackout poetry and performed various scenes from the works of William Shakespeare in honor of his birthday.  Pictures below.










Have a great week!
Mrs. Fowler