Monday, June 1st, 2020 – 7th grade work

Good morning 7th graders,

It’s your last full week of school as a 7th grader! If you’re like me, you might be feeling a bit like this…

My Emotions GIFs | Tenor…or…Creative Qualms: The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Artistic Processes ...

…and possibly a little of this…

Emotional Rollercoaster GIF | Gfycat

Or, perhaps you’re in a completely different emotional state. Whatever emotional rollercoaster you’re riding, it’s almost over for the school year. Take this week to close out all your loose ends and finish strong. You’re almost there!

(Did I use that as an excuse for some gif fun? Yes, yes I did. Do I regret it? As Edith Piaf once famously sang, “No, I regret nothing!”)

As many of you may have noticed, several grades went into the PowerSchool over the weekend. I am finishing up with the last outstanding items this morning. Please check Teams and PowerSchool – you already know if you did the work or not, but now you can see how your efforts have affected your grade.


  • You do NOT need to complete Reading Log entries this week! Focus on catching up, if you have need.
  • I appreciate your patience with the grading cycle, so I am giving all of you the chance to review your grades and my feedback, revise your work (reading log entries, favorite journals, questions fromĀ The Outsiders…pretty much everything but quizzes and book talks), and resubmit for additional credit.
    • Here are the rules:
      1. Must be turned in by Friday, June 5th, at the latest
      2. Send me an email telling me what you have resubmitted, so I know where to look

Okay, now onto today’s work! You have two items for your Literature /LA To Do List and one possible item for your Finishing-the-Year-Strong List:

  • Chapter 10 + 11 Questions forĀ The Outsiders (9 minutes)
  • Favorite Journal Entry for Week 10 (3 – 5 minutes)
  • Review and resubmit your work for additional credit (varies from student to student)

Let’s get started!

  1. Chapter 10 + 11 Questions forĀ The Outsiders (9 minutes)
    • Complete the assignment ā€œChapter 10 + 11 Questions for The Outsidersā€ on Teams
      • ChooseĀ TWO of the ten questions – one from each chapter
      • Answer them thoughtfully using complete sentences and text evidence (quotes).
      • Include the original question in your response
    • Make sure toĀ attach your work before hitting the submit buttonĀ on Teams
    • Remember to hit the submit button!
    • Contact me if you have any questions!
    • REMINDER – I did not post questions for chapter 9. You are not missing them – hooray!
  2. Favorite Journal Entry for Week 10 (3 – 5 minutes)
    • Choose your favorite entry from Week 10 (May 25th ā€“ 31st), explain why itā€™s your favorite, and share both items on Teams.
    • Make sure you take time to explain your choice.
    • If you need help submitting on Teams, please contact me before emailing your entry!
  3. Review and resubmit your work for additional credit (varies from student to student)
    • Review your work, revise, and resubmit!
    • You can still earnĀ full credit on reading logs, Outsiders questions, and journal entries.
    • Submit your work by June 5th and send me an email to let me know where to look!
    • Contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Side request for sunglasses – I still need three sunglasses, so if you’re extra creative and interested in making more, please let me know as soon as you can!

I will have office hours today on Teams, after Book Talk presentations. Stop by if you have any questions or concerns. Reach out if you need help and have a magnificent Monday!