Jennifer Simmons

 Grade 8 English with Miss Simmons:  The Nuts and Bolts

Homework:
A Block
Monday, September 23
1) Do the paper on Single and Multi Word Prepositions.

2) Your quiz is Thursday.  You'll have to identify prepositions that are mixed into a list of words.  You'll also have to identify noun functions:  subject noun, subject complement noun, object of the preposition noun, direct object noun, and an indirect object noun.

3) If you scored a D or F on the recent part of speech quiz, you need to show that to your parents, ask them to sign it, and then return it to me tomorrow.  If you don't return the quiz signed, you'll be assigned a lunch detention.  Please be responsible.

Friday, September 20
1) Please read for 20 minutes daily for the rest of your lives.  Begin with this weekend.

2) Preposition and noun functions quiz Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Part I:  You'll be asked to circle 25 prepositions in a list of many words.  Part II:  You'll be given some sentences and asked to identify nouns in a variety of positions:  subject, subject complement, object of the preposition, direct object, and indirect object.

Thursday, September 19
1) Learn to recognize prepositions.  Use the list I gave you.  Quiz next week

2) Read for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, September 18
1) Quiz tomorrow.  You'll be asked to list and define the 8 parts of speech.

2) Finish the worksheet on Nouns as Indirect Objects, parts A and B.

3) Likely preposition quiz next week.  You'll have to identify prepositions in a list of words.

Tuesday, September 17 -- no class today

Monday, September 16
1) signed parent paper from info packet

 2) Quiz Thursday on the parts of speech.  You'll have to list and define them.

3) Finish Part A and Part B of this paper:  6. Nouns as Direct Objects.

Friday, September 13
1) Parts of Speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  You have the information in the folder in your binder.

2) Read for 20 minutes daily.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class every day.  Failure to do so will result in a lunch detention.

Thursday, September 12
1) Likely parts of speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  I'll ask you to list and define the eight parts of speech.

2) Read for 20 minutes.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you every day.

Wednesday, September 11

1) You need to know the 8 parts of speech and their definitions.  In a week or so I'll quiz you on this.

2) Make sure you bring all materials to class including a silent reading book.

Tuesday, September 10 -- no class today

Monday, September 9


1) Cover My Perspectives.

2. Bring in summer reading assignment if you haven't already.

3.  You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.

Friday, September 6
1) All supplies are due on Monday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Tuesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.


Thursday, September 5
1) All supplies are due on Monday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Tuesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.

B Block
Monday, September 23
1) Do the paper on Single and Multi Word Prepositions.

2) Your quiz is Thursday.  You'll have to identify prepositions that are mixed into a list of words.  You'll also have to identify noun functions:  subject noun, subject complement noun, object of the preposition noun, direct object noun, and an indirect object noun.

3) If you scored a D or F on the recent part of speech quiz, you need to show that to your parents, ask them to sign it, and then return it to me tomorrow.  If you don't return the quiz signed, you'll be assigned a lunch detention.  Please be responsible.

Friday, September 20
1) Please read for 20 minutes daily for the rest of your lives.  Begin with this weekend.

2) Preposition and noun functions quiz Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Part I:  You'll be asked to circle 25 prepositions in a list of many words.  Part II:  You'll be given some sentences and asked to identify nouns in a variety of positions:  subject, subject complement, object of the preposition, direct object, and indirect object.


Thursday, September 19
1) Quiz on parts of speech tomorrow.

2) Preposition quiz next week.


Wednesday, September 18 -- no class today

Tuesday, September 17
1) Be prepared for the 8 parts of speech quiz on Friday.  You'll have to list and then define them.

2) Quiz on prepositions next week some time.  You'll be given a list of words and asked to identify all of the prepositions in that list.

3) Return the signed parent info paper if you haven't already.

4) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you daily.


Monday, September 16
1) signed parent paper from info packet

 2) Quiz Friday on the parts of speech.  You'll have to list and define them.

3) Finish Part A and Part B of this paper:  6. Nouns as Direct Objects.

Friday, September 13
1) Parts of Speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  You have the information in the folder in your binder.

2) Read for 20 minutes daily.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class every day.  Failure to do so will result in a lunch detentio
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Thursday, September 12
1) Likely parts of speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  I'll ask you to list and define the eight parts of speech.

2) Read for 20 minutes.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you every day.

Wednesday, September 11 -- no class today

Tuesday, September 10
1) Know the eight parts of speech.

2) Bring a silent reading book with you every day all year long.


Monday, September 9

1) Cover My Perspectives.

2. Bring in summer reading assignment if you haven't already.

3.  You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.

Friday, September 6 
1) All supplies are due on Monday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Tuesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.


Thursday, September 5

1) All supplies are due on Monday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Tuesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.


C Block
Monday, September 23
1) Do the paper on Single and Multi Word Prepositions.

2) Your quiz is Thursday.  You'll have to identify prepositions that are mixed into a list of words.  You'll also have to identify noun functions:  subject noun, subject complement noun, object of the preposition noun, direct object noun, and an indirect object noun.

3) If you scored a D or F on the recent part of speech quiz, you need to show that to your parents, ask them to sign it, and then return it to me tomorrow.  If you don't return the quiz signed, you'll be assigned a lunch detention.  Please be responsible.

Friday, September 20 -- no class today
Thursday, September 19
1) Learn to recognize prepositions.  Use the list I gave you.  Quiz next week.  I'm also going to ask you to identify noun functions.

2) Read for 20 minutes.


Wednesday, September 18
1) Quiz tomorrow.  You'll be asked to list and define the 8 parts of speech.

2) Finish the worksheet on Nouns as Indirect Objects, parts A and B.

3) Likely preposition quiz next week.  You'll have to identify prepositions in a list of words.



Tuesday, September 17
1) Finish the Nouns as Direct Objects worksheet.  You're finishing Part A and doing Part B.

2) Prepare for Friday's 8 parts of speech quiz.  You'll have to list and then define the terms.

3) Return the signed parent info paper if you haven't already.

4) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you daily.


Tuesday, September 17
1) Finish the Nouns as Direct Objects worksheet.  You're finishing Part A and doing Part B.

2) Prepare for Friday's 8 parts of speech quiz.  You'll have to list and then define the terms.

3) Return the signed parent info paper if you haven't already.

4) Preposition quiz some time next week.  You'll be asked to identify the prepositions in a list of words.



Monday, September 16
1) return signed parent papers from info.packet

2) Quiz Thursday on the parts of speech.  You'll have to list and define them.

3) Likely quiz on prepositions sometime next week.


Friday, September 13 --  no class today

Thursday, September 12
1) Likely parts of speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  I'll ask you to list and define the eight parts of speech.

2) Read for 20 minutes.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you every day.

Wednesday, September 11

1) You need to know the 8 parts of speech and their definitions.  In a week or so I'll quiz you on this.

2) Make sure you bring all materials to class including a silent reading book.

Tuesday, September 10

1) Know the 8 parts of speech.

2) Make sure you have s silent reading book with you every day.

3) Cover your My Perspectives if you haven't already.

Monday, September 9
1) Cover My Perspectives.

2. Bring in summer reading assignment if you haven't already.

3.  You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.

Friday, September 6 -- no class today

Thursday, September 5
1) All supplies are due on Monday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Wednesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.

G Block
Monday, September 23
1) Do the paper on Single and Multi Word Prepositions.

2) Your quiz is Friday.  You'll have to identify prepositions that are mixed into a list of words.  You'll also have to identify noun functions:  subject noun, subject complement noun, object of the preposition noun, direct object noun, and an indirect object noun.

3) If you scored a D or F on the recent part of speech quiz, you need to show that to your parents, ask them to sign it, and then return it to me tomorrow.  If you don't return the quiz signed, you'll be assigned a lunch detention.  Please be responsible.


Friday, September 20
1) Please read for 20 minutes daily for the rest of your lives.  Begin with this weekend.

2) Preposition and noun functions quiz Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Part I:  You'll be asked to circle 25 prepositions in a list of many words.  Part II:  You'll be given some sentences and asked to identify nouns in a variety of positions:  subject, subject complement, object of the preposition, direct object, and indirect object.



Thursday, September 19 -- no class today

Wednesday, September 18
1) Quiz Friday.  You'll be asked to list and define the 8 parts of speech.

2) Finish the worksheet on Nouns as Indirect Objects, parts A and B.

3) Likely preposition quiz next week.  You'll have to identify prepositions in a list of words.



Tuesday, September 17
1) Finish the Nouns as Direct Objects worksheet.  You're finishing Part A and doing Part B.

2) Prepare for Friday's 8 parts of speech quiz.  You'll have to list and then define the terms.

3) Return the signed parent info paper if you haven't already.

4) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you daily.


Monday, September 16
1) Return parent signature on info packet.

2) Friday quiz on parts of speech.  You'll have to list and define them.

3) Likely quiz on prepositions next week sometime.


Friday, September 13
1) Parts of Speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  You have the information in the folder in your binder.

2) Read for 20 minutes daily.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class every day.  Failure to do so will result in a lunch detention.



Thursday, September 12 -- no class today

Wednesday, September 11
1) You need to know the 8 parts of speech and their definitions.  In a week or so I'll quiz you on this.

2) Make sure you bring all materials to class including a silent reading book.


Tuesday, September 10
1) Know the eight parts of speech.

2) Bring a silent reading book with you every day all year long.



Monday, September 9
1) Cover My Perspectives.

2. Bring in summer reading assignment if you haven't already.

3.  You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.


Friday, September 6 
1) All supplies are due on Monday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Tuesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.


Thursday, September 5 -- no class today



H Block
Monday, September 23 -- no class today

Friday, September 20
1) Please read for 20 minutes daily for the rest of your lives.  Begin with this weekend.

2) Preposition and noun functions quiz Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Part I:  You'll be asked to circle 25 prepositions in a list of many words.  Part II:  You'll be given some sentences and asked to identify nouns in a variety of positions:  subject, subject complement, object of the preposition, direct object, and indirect object.



Thursday, September 19
1) Quiz on parts of speech tomorrow.

2) Preposition quiz next week.


Wednesday, September 18
1) Prepare for Friday's quiz.  You'll be asked to list and define the 8 parts of speech.

2) Quiz next week on prepositions.  You'll have to identify prepositions in a list of words.

Tuesday, September 17
1) Be prepared for the 8 parts of speech quiz on Friday.  You'll have to list and then define them.

2) Quiz on prepositions next week some time.  You'll be given a list of words and asked to identify all of the prepositions in that list.

3) Return the signed parent info paper if you haven't already.

4) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you daily.


Monday, September 16 -- no class today

Friday, September 13
1) Parts of Speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  You have the information in the folder in your binder.

2) Read for 20 minutes daily.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class every day.  Failure to do so will result in a lunch detention.



Thursday, September 12
1) Likely parts of speech quiz next Thursday or Friday.  I'll ask you to list and define the eight parts of speech.

2) Read for 20 minutes.

3) Don't forget to bring a silent reading book to class with you every day.


Wednesday, September 11
1) You need to know the 8 parts of speech and their definitions.  In a week or so I'll quiz you on this.

2) Make sure you bring all materials to class including a silent reading book.

Tuesday, September 10
1) Know the eight parts of speech.

2) Bring a silent reading book with you every day all year long.

Monday, September 9 -- no class today

Friday, September 6 
1) All supplies are due on Tuesday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Tuesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.


Thursday, September 5
1) All supplies are due on Tuesday, which is when we'll set up your binders.

2) My Perspectives texts should be covered by Wednesday.  Use duct tape or packing tape.

3) You need to have a silent reading book with you every day.


After-School Extra Help
October
Tuesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 3
Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10
Tuesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 17
Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 24
Tuesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30

November
Tuesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 21

December

Tuesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 5
Tuesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 12



Contact

Parents,

We need not wait until official conferences to meet.  If you'd like to meet with me at any time during the school year, just call (508-252-5080, leave a message and I'll return the call) or email me (jsimmons@drregional.org) , and we'll set up a day and time.  I'll make every effort to return phone calls and emails within 24 hours.

 General Rules
 1. Each human being needs to treat every other human being (not just the ones you like) with common courtesy and respect.
2. Each human being needs to remember that he/she is not the center of the universe.  Others' feelings and needs are as important         as your own.
3. Each human being is responsible for his/her words, actions, and inactions --  no excuses, no scapegoating.  It's up to each
     human being to take care of his/her own business.
 

 The Secrets to Success in 8th grade ELA and in Life:

1. good attitude

2. honest effort

3. sense of humor 

  Questions?  Concerns?  Email me at jsimmons@drregional.org.

 

 

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