Conventions of Standard English: Pronouns, Prepositions, Using Have, Has, and Had
Students continue practicing with the use of pronouns and prepositions in their speaking, listening, reading and writing.
They will also learn the relation between pronouns and the use of 'have, has and had.'
Some points to remember when using 'have, has and had:
Friday students will work on a poster to describe a "Suspect." This will be the firs stages of a project that we will continue after the break.
Concepts of English: Using Adjectives, Pronouns and Prepositions
We hope everyone is safe and ready to resume school this week.
Our students continue reviewing vocabulary related to family relationships and using adjectives to describe physical attributes ant emotions.
Students will also learn to use pronouns and prepositions of time, as they write a summary of a short story.
Subject Pronouns-Pronouns that are the subject of the sentence are called subject pronouns. These are:
I - I love learning English!
You - You are my best student.
She - She has a nice voice.
He - He forgot his textbook.
It - It was on the table.
We - We have to leave soon.
They - They all cleaned up together.
Object pronouns-Object pronouns are used when the person or thing is the object of the sentence:
Me - Can they hear me?
You - I will wait for you.
Her - What's wrong with her?
Him - Mary said she wants to marry him.
It - Who broke it?
Us - She will email us tomorrow.
You - Is anyone sitting next to you?
Them - I will take them.
Prepositions of Time - also known as prepositions of place (in, on, at)
Describing Physical and Emotional States
We hope everyone enjoyed Monday off!
This week our class will be studying physical attributes and emotional states. Using the family tree that they created, students are going to develop a piece of writing to describe the members of their family. They will choose a minimum of five members from their family tree to write at least 3 sentences about each person.
Students will also be reading The Family Reunion, a short story by Paz Gonzalez. They will apply the vocabulary they have learned from family relationships and will also share activities that families from different cultures share when they get together. Students will take a comprehension quiz on Friday.
Describing Family Members and Life Events
School and Classroom
This week, our students will have the unique opportunity to experience viewing the Great American Eclipse. Monday morning, students in our school will be reading and learning more about the solar eclipse as well as watching a video on How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse. In the afternoon, there will be two different opportunities to witness the event: Students who have a signed permission from their parent will receive safety eclipse glasses to view the eclipse with their teachers outside the school. Students with no signed permission will experience a life streaming of the event in our school theater.
Remember Cobb County Schools will dismiss students 45 minutes later on August 21, 2017, sue to the Solar Eclipse.
The rest of the week, our students will be reviewing vocabulary related to school and classroom. They will learn to identify and use nouns properly in their singular and plural forms. Students will also learn to use identify and use pronouns in sentences. There will be a test Friday that will cover vocabulary and concepts learned in their Ready, Set, Go Unit.
Getting Ready to See the Eclipse
Students have been studying information from a variety of sources and learning vocabulary related to the calendar. They have also been reviewing the use of capital letters. They will take a quiz on Tuesday.
In preparation for the upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse day, IEL students will be reading information and learning vocabulary related to the event from two different articles. On Wednesday, they will identify elements of nonfiction as they read the article Lesson on the Solar Eclipse for Kids! On Thursday students will watch a video and read an article from USA Today, A Solar Eclipse, to apply vocabulary in context and scan the article for relevant informatiousing concepts of print.
Our school will be allowing students to view the eclipse , with parents permission next Monday, August 21st. Last Friday, students were given a permission form that needs to be signed by the parents in order for students to participate in the outside viewing activity. Students who turn in the permission approved by parents will be provided with Eclipse Safety Glasses. Teachers will be taking students outside to experience the solar eclipse. Students with no permission will remain indoors during the duration of the eclipse.
Friday, our students will be taking the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). This is an interactive computer-adaptive assessment designed to measure how well students read literature and expository texts of varying difficulties.
ECMS/PTSA OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:15PM in the Media Center
Followed by Back To School Night
Monday, August 21st 2017
On Monday August 21st, the Cobb County School District will be delaying dismissal by 45 minutes due to the eclipse.
We are proud to say that our students had a successful first week of school. They learned and practice following the school expectations and routines and getting to know their teachers, classmates and school staff.
This week we will officially begin with the first unit of study for our IEL Communication class. Students will be reviewing and learning features and vocabulary related to the calendar, such as days of the week, months of the year, weekend and weekdays, etc. They will be practicing introducing themselves and greeting others.
Students will be designing, creating and illustrating a code of arms that represents their culture. Using sentence frames and vocabulary learned in class, they will present their individual code of arms and explain at least three components and their meaning.
First Week of School
Welcome to the IEL Communication Skills course. We are very excited to have you in our class and anticipate a very successful experience this year.
Our School follows the Positive Behavior and Supports framework This first week of school students will be learning about the expectations, routines and procedures that will help them set the foundation for a successful 2017-2018 school year. Each Day we will focus on one specific topic.
Last Week of School 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 school year is coming to an end! Students are excited about summer and moving on to a new grade level.
Our 8th graders are soon going to to be in high school! We wish them the best of luck and great success as they engage in their freshman year.
End of School Year Events this Last Week of School:
Monday, May 22nd
Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th are Teacher Workdays.
Report Cards will be mailed May 31st.
It's been a great pleasure!
Hope everyone has a wonderful summer!
Let the Games Begin!
This week our students will be taking the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). The SRI is a reading comprehension test that assesses students’ reading skills. The score from this test helps teachers place students on the correct educational path, adjust their teaching style to students’ needs, track students’ reading growth over time, and match readers to books appropriate for their skills. .
Also this week, students will be participating in their grade level Field Day. Students will get to experience a variety of fun activities in a friendly and safe environment.
Field day dates are as follow:
6th Grade - Wednesday, May 17th
7th Grade - Thursday, May 18th
8th Grade - Friday May 19th