Go to Teams to complete your assignments this week. Thank you!
March 30, 2020
Another week and here we are! Thank you for sending me letters this week. It has been fun getting to know you all! Every week I will be emailing you activities to complete from home. Many of you came pretty close to finding all the errors in our find the errors contest! There were 17 errors in the letter! Never rely on spell check or grammar check even if you are typing on a computer! It’s good to learn all you can in Language Arts class. =)
WEEK OF 3/30-4/3:
POETRY: Please complete FIVE different poems from the poetry packet and make your own anthology. Your anthology will be a book of 5 poems. There was writing space given in the packet to try to write the different types of poems or you can type them. There are directions on the last pages of the packet on how to create an anthology and I would love for you to send me your anthologies by April 3rd so I can read your poems and responses! If you are missing the packet, it is on my website and you can get a copy there. My website is mcculloughn.com if you need it.
READ AND WRITE! Please read the story called The Roach. Find the story at https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/2019-20/030120/the-roach.html
DO THIS AFTER READING: Mona's mom had a saying tacked on the fridge: Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened. Think about how that saying applies to an event in your life. Then write a paragraph about something that makes you smile because it happened. Email me a copy of your paragraph after you write it (taking a picture of it using your phone works) and hang the paragraph up in your room or on your fridge if you’d like! My email is email@example.com
FOR FUN: Try this poetry WORD SEARCH! http://www.knowledgehouse.info/njfk/PoetryTermsWordSearch.pdf
MRS. MCCULLOUGH’S WEBSITE: mcculloughn.com
I will send weekly updates. In the meantime, please email me M-F, 7:30AM-3:00PM, with any questions or to just let me know how you are doing.
TO DO: PLEASE EMAIL ME THIS WEEK with your 5 poems and your paragraph response after reading the story called The Roach. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you are staying safe and healthy. I hope to see you soon on zoom chat!
Take good care,
Mrs. McCullough ☺ email@example.com
7th Grade Language Arts- Maywood Middle School
March 23, 2020
If you missed my last post on Skyward, this is Mrs. McCullough writing to you. I am back from maternity leave. While I understand why we have closed schools for now, know that I was looking forward to meeting all of you. I have heard that Mrs. Weber did a great job in my absence working with you and that makes me happy. Here are some details to know: Our School District is providing meals Monday-Friday from 9am-noon. The closest school to get meals from is Briarwood Elementary. There are other locations as well. You can show up with a parent and they will hand you breakfast and lunch- no questions asked and nothing to sign. We would love to see more students grabbing meals! Please let me know if you need a laptop or internet access as the district is helping with that too! Every week I will be emailing you activities to complete from home. These are not graded and optional but can really help you keep your skills up and keep learning.
WEEK OF 3/23-3/27:
FIND THE ERRORS CONTEST: I wrote you a letter below introducing myself but my friends said that it is full of errors! Can you find any? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number that you find. I don’t think there are any errors but help me out!
POETRY: I know Mrs. Weber was working on finishing poetry with you. I would love if you spend this week working on your packet and finishing the different types of poems you did not complete. There was writing space given in the packet to try to write the different types of poems or you can type them. If you are finished with the packet, try creating an anthology of your poems- an anthology is like a small book. There are directions on the last pages of the packet on how to create an anthology and I would love for you to send me your anthologies so I can read your poems too! If you are missing the packet, it is on my website and you can get a copy there!
READ! Make time to read, please! LIBRARIES: Unfortunately, all public libraries are closed; however, your school-provided KCLS online account may still be active to reserve and/or read e-books. https://kcls.org/ . Also, navigate Mr. Dahlin’s Maywood Library site for book recommendations (Resource Lists) and many other online resources https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/staff/maywood/mr_dahlins_site
WRITE! Make time to write. You can work on your poetry and even consider keeping a journal dated 3/23-4/26. Maybe illustrate your entries, too? If you have an Adobe Spark account, consider creating a video from your entries – a sort of documentary of the times.
OTHER DIGITAL RESOURCES: https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/Technology/students https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/Technology/secondary-digital-tools
MAYWOOD WEBSITE: https://issaquah.wednet.edu/maywoodms/
MY WEBSITE: mcculloughn.com I will send weekly updates. I have updated the website and have new pictures on the main page. In the meantime, please email me M-F, 7:30AM-3:00PM, with any questions or to just let me know how you are doing. Are you receiving my weekly updates via Skyward's Message Center? Are you doing some of the assignments I have given? What book are you reading? Can you share some poems with me? Did you read my letter and find any errors?
I hope you are staying safe and healthy. I hope to see you soon!
Take good care,
Mrs. McCullough ☺
7th Grade Language Arts
Maywood Middle School
FIND THE ERRORS CONtEST!
Here is a letter from me (Mrs. McCullough). I wanted to introduce myself but I guess it’s been awhile since I have been teaching and writing since my friends said that I have a lot of errors! I don’t believe them! I used spell check on my computer. Obviously, my computer can catch all my mistakes! Can you find any of the errors my friends are talking about? Email me at email@example.com with the number of errors that you find! Winners will be announced next week!
I am back from maternity leave. I had a baby boy on September 3rd. His name is Derrick. I have too other boys two- there names are Michael and Bryan. They sure do keep me buzy! My husband, Chris, is in the military. He travel’s to a base to go to work and will retire in November.
Thank you for helping Mrs. Weber while she was a guest in are classroom. She had alot of fun and said that you were a grate group to teach. I rally hope that I got too meat all of you soon!
I have been teaching for a long time and I love it. I have taught in California, Washington, and Hawaii. Sum other things I love to do are: scuba dive, spend time outside on a sunny day, ride on rollercoasters, and sing in the car (my kids don’t really love that!).
I would love if you right me back and tell me something about you! It dosen’t have to be a long letter but hear are some ideas: What are your favorite things to do? What are your favorite subjects? What would you like to know about me? I will write back to anyone who sends me an email! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk to you soon!
Given the uncertainty of the next few weeks, I wanted to let you know that I will continue to accept late or missing work (via email) through the end of the trimester (March 20).
If there's something that you want (re)graded, please email me a link or a picture. I'll do my best to update things quickly. This includes any changes you want to make to your photo essay!
Additionally, if you've been absent and want to see work/rubrics that were passed back this week, I'll gladly send you a picture!
- Mrs. Weber
Get out your Poetry Packet! Open to the Visual Dictionary (page 4). Quiz your table group on the Poetry Terms!
Objectives: Today I will read & draft Just Because poems and Blackout poems.
Daily Agenda Slideshow
Get out your poetry packet & fill in your visual dictionary (page 4) for the terms personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, & imagery
Objectives: Today I will read, discuss, and draft a free verse poem.
Daily Agenda Slideshow
Here is where you will find an outline of our class activities. Homework will be posted here as well as links to any documents you may need.
Remember, if you have questions, you can email me any time!