August 29, 2014


1. Collect First Day Packets

2. Pass Out E-Reader Agreement Form

3. Sentence Starters #11-15

4. Share favorite simile from Self-Portrait in Similes homework

5. Self-Portrait Project (Pass out cardstock and rubric)



1. Self-Portrait Project due Friday, September 5th

2. Bring an SSR book, ultra-fine point Sharpie, and composition book by Tuesday, September 2nd


August 28, 2014


1. Collect First Day Packets and Lunch Orders (7B only)

2. Share Star Goals and Collect

3. Sentence Starters #6-10

4. Similes in Literature

5. Review Homework and Blog



1. Self-Portrait in Similes

2. Comment on this blog post!

3. Need SSR book, ultra fine-point Sharpie and composition book by Tuesday, September 2nd


August 27, 2014


1. Collect First Day Packet

2. Collect Student Interest Survey

3. Sentence Starters #1-5

4. Star Goal

5. Ladder to Reach Goal



1. Decorate, color, and cut out Star Goal

2. Bring SSR book, composition book, and ultra fine point Sharpie to school by Tuesday, September 2nd 

August 26, 2014

Thank you for a great first day! I hope that you enjoyed your first day back at school too. Please make sure that you are checking this blog daily. I will post the agenda, notes, and documents that we used in class.

1. Names/Introductions
2. First Day Letter (expectations for the year)
3. Getting to Know Your Seat Partner
4. Student Interest Survey

1. Student Interest Survey
2. Find an SSR book
3. Return First Day Packet


Welcome to 7th grade! I am so excited to have you in my class this year. I love to read young adult novels and I hope that you do too! You will want to visit this blog frequently to keep track of what is going on in class on a daily basis. I will post the class agenda, homework, copies of class notes if you are absent, etc. Please bookmark this page on your computer so that you can find it again easily. You can also leave a comment on a post if you have a question or email me directly. My email address is I’m looking forward to a great year!