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Homework for the week of 9/29/14:

Monday, 9/29 -

Language Arts       Read your SSR book tonight.  Book reports will be due no later than Wednesday, 10/1/14.

     Make sure you finish the plot outline for  "Greyling".  Also, do p. 4 in the Jane Yolen packet (fiction and nonfiction).  We will be having a quiz on "Greyling" on Wednesday so we will wrap everything up with the story tomorrow. 

      Social Studies We started Ch.1, Sect. 1 today.  Read pp. 11 & 12 and do the answers for 1-4 on the front of the T/F worksheet (After Reading column).  Also, Part B, 6-10 (Reviewing Key Terms).  Do only those items (not #5 on the front, and not Part A on the back). 

Tuesday, 9/30 -

Language Arts       Read your SSR book tonight.  Book reports will be due no later than Wednesday, 10/1/14 (tomorrow).

      We will be having a quiz on "Greyling" on Wednesday (tomorrow) so you may want to look over your notes and reread the story.

Social Studies Do Part A, #s 1-4 on the back of the T/F worksheet.  Quiz on Ch.1, Sect. 1 will be on Friday.

Wednesday, 10/1

  Language Arts  Took the "Greyling" Quiz today. 

         September book reports were due no later than today.  You should pick a new book for October; get a PYRCA book if you can.  Start reading and taking notes (I'll have new forms available - just ask for one).  October book reports will be due no later than Friday, 10/31/14 (remember, you can get a bonus point for turning in your report early).

         Social Studies  Read p. 13.  Fill in the rest of the T/F worksheet (front and back).

          Ch.1, Sect. 1 test will be on Friday, 10/3; the T/F worksheet is your study guide.  You'll also get another type of study guide tomorrow.   

  Thursday, 10/2

 Language Arts        

 Social Studies 

 

  Friday, 10/3 -        

Language Arts

Social Studies 

Homework for the week of 9/22/14:

Monday, 9/22 -

Language Arts - DLP/Grammar HW - Packet pp. 7 & 8, Exercises 1 & 2, all.  We'll be finishing up this packet tomorrow and taking a quiz on this material on Wednesday.

      Read your SSR book tonight.  You should be working on your book report; you got a paper to start taking notes on last week.   You will get a new book report form this week that will have some more in-depth questions.  In the meantime, fill in the form you have.  Book reports will be due no later than Wednesday, 10/1/14.

     Make sure you have read "Greyling".  We will continue to work on it tomorrow, including an entrance ticket that will ask some basic questions about the story which should be easy if you read (or reread) it.

       Social Studies We did some review today on the 5 Themes of Geography, latitude and longitude, and the seasons.  There is a quiz on that material tomorrow; I gave you an Entrance Ticket that you should do tonight for homework.  We will use that as a review before the quiz tomorrow.  You may also come up at 4th period tomorrow to review with me in a study group.

You should be reviewing the items on your Daily Geography sheet that we have completed in class every night so that you are ready for the test on Thursday, 9/25.  The sheet is your study guide and will be collected from you on the day of the test.

 

Tuesday, 9/23 -

Language Arts

DLP/Grammar HW - Packet pp. 9-12, all.  We'll review this material on Wednesday before the quiz

      Read your SSR book tonight.  You should be working on your book report; you got a paper to start taking notes on last week.   You will get a new book report form this week that will have some more in-depth questions.  In the meantime, fill in the form you have.  Book reports will be due no later than Wednesday, 10/1/14.

        Social StudiesYou should be reviewing the items on your Daily Geography sheet that we have completed in class every night so that you are ready for the test on Thursday, 9/25.  The sheet is your study guide and will be collected from you on the day of the test.

 Wednesday, 9/24

  Language Arts  Took the Grammar Quiz today. 

     Reading - do pp. 6 & 7 in the Jane Yolen packet (we discussed "Greyling" today)

    Keep working on your book report.  I hope to have good copies to you tomorrow, but will definitely have them no later than Friday.

        Social Studies  Daily Geography test on Thursday, 9/25 (tomorrow!).  The sheet is your study guide and will be collected from you on the day of the test.

     If you got your 5 Themes/Map Skills/Timeline quiz back from me today you should see me at 4th period to do a retake.  Look over your quiz and try to understand why you made the mistakes you did.  I will do a short study session with you if you need it before the retake.  Bring your quiz in with you at 4th period and I will give you a retake quiz.

     I will also do a study sesssion at 4th period for anyone who wants to review before the Geography Quiz tomorrow.

 Thursday, 9/25

 Language Arts - Finish Unit 1: Fiction Notes - packet pp. 2 & 3 (started in class)

Keep working on your book report.  I gave you good copies today and we went over how to fill them out together in class.  September Book Reports are due NLT Wednesday, 10/1/14.

        Social Studies - No homework for tonight.  We took the Daily Geography Quiz today and did battles about the T/F worksheet for Ch.1, Sect. 1.  We'll start reading Chapter 1 tomorrow.

  Friday, 9/26 -        

Language Arts - There will be a quiz on "Greyling" and elements of Fiction early next week (probably Tuesday or Wednesday).  You have the Fiction notes packet that we finished going over today.    We will finish reading "Greyling" together on Monday and finish any other work in the Jane Yolen packet for it.  In addition, you have a plot outline chart that we started filling in when you were listening to me read the story to you today.  You should use any of those items as your study guides.  Some of the quiz may be open book, but not all of it will be.

Keep working on your book report.  I gave you good copies today and we went over how to fill them out together in class.  September Book Reports are due NLT Wednesday, 10/1/14.

        Social Studies - No homework for the weekend :-)

 

 Homework for the week of 9/15/14:

Monday, 9/15 -

Language Arts - No DLP or Grammar HW tonight.  We discussed 4-Square Writing today and will start a descriptive writing sample tomorrow. 

     Read your SSR book tonight.  We'll be discussing book reports soon.  We finished viewing the Jane Yolen video today.

      Social Studies - No homework for tonight.  We started Daily Geography today and did the first two together in class.  We will do two together every day until all 16 are done for Unit 1.  We will then take a quiz on those 16 items on the 9th day; the paper you got today is your Study Guide for the test.  You should review the items every night until the test.

 

Tuesday, 9/16 -

Language Arts - Do prewriting (4-Square) for "overwhelming".

    Write an "exit ticket" for Mrs. Keeler on "A Hero With A Heart" - the story we did with her during her Close Reading lesson tonight.  Write about a time when you really believed in yourself and followed your heart.  We'll turn those in to her tomorrow.

       Social Studies No homework for tonight other than to review the first four answers to the Daily Geography we started yesterday.  We will continue to do two every day until all 16 items are done - test will be on Thursday, 9/25.

     Optional: Find out the exact time of the Autumnal Equinox this year.  Write down or print out the answer and bring it to class tomorrow.

Wednesday, 9/17 - Meet the Teacher Night (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

 Language Arts - Do a rough draft for "overwhelming" - remember to SKIP LINES!

                       Grammar - DLP Packet - pp. 5 & 6, Ex. 1 & 2, all (subj. & pred.)

         Social Studies Nothing for tonight - we'll finish up latitude and longitude. 

        8th period only - see yesterday's bonus (Autumnal Equinox).  I'll check tomorrow.

Thursday, 9/18

 Language Arts - Do a second draft for "overwhelming" - you should be editing and revising - remember to SKIP LINES!

                 Reading - Jane Yolen packet - pp. 2 & 3, Vocabulary Exercises A & B

        You have a book report form which you should be filling in.  Book reports will be due no later than Wednesday, 10/1/14.

       Social Studies - Finish the WS for M4 & M5 - latitude and longitude.  The answers for #s 1-5 can be found on those pages; 6-10 can be found on the maps in the back of the book.  You can see me tomorrow at 4th period if you need help.  We'll be taking a short quiz on this material soon and then be starting on Ch.1 

     Remember that every night you should be reviewing the Daily Geography answers we have done (we do two more every day until all 16 are done) so that you will be well prepared for the quiz which will be next Thursday, 9/25.

 Friday, 9/19           

Language Arts - Do a final draft for "overwhelming" - put it on the paper with the prompt; you may type it and attach it if you like.  Use the green rubric to see how you will do! 

                 Reading - Read "Greyling"

         You have a book report form which you should be filling in.  Book reports will be due no later than Wednesday, 10/1/14.

       Social Studies - We went over the answers for the WS for M4 & M5 - latitude and longitude today in class.    You can see me on Monday at 4th period if you need help understanding anything you're still unsure of. 

We're going to review latitude, longitude, the 5 Themes of Geography, and the seasons information on Monday and then take a matching and short answer quiz on Tuesday. 

     Remember that every night you should be reviewing the Daily Geography answers we have done (we do two more every day until all 16 are done) so that you will be well prepared for the quiz which will be next Thursday, 9/25.

Homework for the week of 9/8/14:

Monday, 9/8 -

Language Arts - Grandparents' Day presentations will began today; good job by those who presented.  Thanks to the grandparents and parents for joining us today.

For those who will present tomorrow, make sure you have your visual ready to go and that you practice again tonight. 

     Read your SSR book tonight.  We'll be discussing book reports soon.

      Social Studies - No homework for tonight.

 

Tuesday, 9/9 -

Language Arts - Grandparents' Day presentations were wrapped up today.  Good job everyone.  We'll be starting regular Language Arts and Reading tomorrow!

      Read your SSR book tonight.  We'll be discussing book reports soon.

      Social Studies - No homework for tonight.

 

Wednesday, 9/10 - Wear red, white, and/or blue for tomorrow (9/11). 

           Remember that Picture Day is on Friday - bring your envelope in then if you are purchasing pictures.

Language Arts - DLP Packet Week 1 - pp. 1 & 2, # 1-40 (add a . or ?)

       Read your SSR book tonight.  We'll be discussing book reports soon.

      Social Studies - No homework for tonight.  We started an in-class, group evaluation or assessment in class today as a wrap-up for pp. 2-7.  We will finish it tomorrow.  No need to study or prepare - you will work with your small groups to find the answers.

 

Thursday, 9/11

           Remember that Picture Day is on Friday (tomorrow)- bring your envelope in  if you are purchasing pictures.

Language Arts - DLP Packet Week 1 - pp. 3 & 4, # 1-36 (write exc. or imp. on the line in front of the number.  Writing Link is Bonus ;-)

        Read your SSR book tonight.  We'll be discussing book reports soon.

      Social Studies - No homework for tonight.  We finished the in-class, group evaluation or assessment in class today as a wrap-up for pp. 2-7.  If your group didn't finish it today during class or at 9th period you should come in at 4th period to finish it tomorrow.  No need to study or prepare - you will work with your small groups to find the answers.

Friday, 9/12 - Wear purple for Monday, 9/15 (Lymphoma Awareness)          

 Language Arts - DLP Packet Week 1 - No Homework!

        Read your SSR book over the weekend.  We'll be discussing book reports soon.

      Social Studies - No homework for the weekend ;-)

  

Homework for the week of 9/1/14:

Monday, 9/1 - Labor Day - no school!

Tuesday, 9/2 -

     Language Arts - Have the written notes for your Grandparents' Day presentation.

     Social Studies - Cover your book.  Finish the book scavenger hunt if

                                 you're not done yet.

Wednesday, 9/3 -

     Language Arts - Work on the note cards for Grandparents' Day presentation.

                                             - cover your Literature book.

                                             - read your SSR book; we'll talk about book reports soon.

    Social Studies - no homework tonight unless your book is not yet covered.

 

Thursday - 9/4-   

     Language Arts - Create your visual for Grandparents' Day ASAP so that you can practice with it.  You don't need to have it for tomorrow, but you must have it for Monday.  We will practice the oral presentations tomorrow in class.  You should continue to practice on your own.  Presentations will be on Monday, 9/8 and probably will continue on Tuesday, 9/9 - those who have grandparents coming in will present on Monday along with anyone else we can fit in.

     Social Studies - no homework tonight unless your book is not yet covered.

 

Friday - 9/5 -

     Language Arts - Grandparents' Day presentations will begin on Monday.  Make sure you have your visual ready to go and that you practice over the weekend. 

     If you have someone coming in please have him or her (or them) report to the Main Office and get checked in.  They can then come up to the room.  We would like to start no later than 8:00.

     Social Studies - same as Thursday.  Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

 

 

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 Biography

This will be my twenty-second year as a teacher in East Penn, and my tenth year as a sixth grade teacher here at Eyer Middle School.  I am a veteran of the United States Air Force, and have also been a commercial loan officer in the banking industry.  I earned my B.S. (in Business Administration with a minor in History), my initial teaching certification, and my M.Ed. from Kutztown University.  I have earned many credits beyond my Master’s Degree (hence my belief in students being lifelong learners!).   In addition to being a teacher I am a certified personal trainer and am also involved in acting; I directed the Spring Musical here at Eyer for 13 years and have performed on the stage, television, radio, and even a movie.  My wife is a nurse practitioner in the field of ophthalmology.  We have two children; our son is a senior at Emmaus HS and our daughter is a junior at Susquehanna University.

Philosophy

My mission as a teacher is to provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment in which they will feel comfortable while enjoying the learning process.  I will do this by being a positive role model, giving 100% effort and expecting the same from them, and being fair and consistent in my dealings with them as individuals.  In doing so, I hope to instill a lifelong love of learning in them.  I also expect them to assume personal responsibility to reach their individual potential, and to respect themselves and others.

 

 

 

 

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