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Open House – 09/14/17


1.) Welcome and Introductions

2.) Communication

  • Blog
  • Remind 101
  • Instagram – @mrsleahytms
  • Email:
  • Email: (RED and PURPLE classes only)

3.) What We Do In ELA Class

4.) “UGH!”

5.) Questions, Comments, Problems and Concerns…

Word Work Expectations – Broken Down for You and Your Parents/Guardians

Here is a link to the Word Work Assignment.

A couple of things to remember:

  1. You must use plain white computer paper.
  2. Follow the breakdown on the assignment page (letters a-h under “STEP THREE”).  That is your rubric for the assignment.  You must include all of those things to earn at least a check.
  3. If you want the check plus, you have to go above and beyond the minimum expectation listed.  Maybe you do this with your sentence or your picture or the overall look of the assignment.
  4. Spelling does count!  Three or more spelling errors will earn you a zero and an automatic redo of the assignment.
  5. The definition MUST be in your own words.  If you copy the definition and we can tell the language isn’t your own, you will receive the grade of zero without the opportunity for a redo.
  6. Your name, date and period at the top of the paper.
  7. This is a WEEKLY assignment, due every Wednesday (starting tomorrow).
  8. Your word MUST come from something you read.  It can be for school or for leisure.  It can be from a magazine, book, newspaper, blog, comic book, etc.


Summer Reading Assignment – 2016

Welcome to my blog, soon-to-be seventh graders!  Below you will find the link to your summer reading assignment that you are responsible for completing by the first day of school (August 30, 2016).  Along with choosing a book and reading it, there are TWO components to this project – a google form and a choice assessment project.  Make sure that both pieces are complete!

2016 Summer Reading Assignment



To help you better manage your time, I have added a calendar to our blog.  If you look up to the task bar, you should see the word CALENDAR.  If you click on that, it will take you to our class calendar.  I have already loaded all of the big, steady due dates – word work dates, sparkle words due dates, reading and dialoguing dates, etc.  It is NOT all of your nightly homework, but your bigger or more time consuming assignments that you can potentially start working on when you have some free time.  Tomorrow our warm-up will be to add all of these dates to your personal calendar.  So, if you see this before tomorrow, feel free to do this ahead of time!


Please bring headphones for class tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our Book Fair day and we will be going during the first half of our ELA period.  If you would like a preview of the books that will be available, please CLICK HERE.  If you don’t make purchases tomorrow, but see something you like, you will have the opportunity to revisit the book fair on Friday.

Field Trip and payments for our trip to go see A Christmas Carol on Thursday, 12/17/15 were due today.  If you have not brought in your form, please make sure you do so!