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A Whole New Blog

Hello, students and families! This post will be short and sweet. I'm launching this blog in preparation for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year in which we'll increasingly incorporate web-based platforms like this one to expand our learning, publish our works, and show off our masterpieces. In the meantime, please feel free to check out our classroom website where you'll find more resources and information about our studies. Never hesitate to send me an e-mail with any questions about this blog or anything else we're doing in class. Stay tuned!


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Make sure you're prepared for ELA!

Hey, students and families!

This post is designed to get you prepared for English/Language Arts for your 2017/2018 school year at Hoech. There are a few materials you'll need, so please review that information below and make sure you're ready to hit the ground writing when August comes 🙂

Required Materials for ELA

A sturdy folder with 3 metal brads inside 2 composition notebooks (not notebooks with metal spirals; they fall apart easily)Lots of writing utensils (pens, pencils, erasers, etc.) For more information on how your ELA class is structured, what the grading procedures are like, and more, please check out the ELA Curriculum section of our classroom website. See you in August!

What a great first week!

Hello students and families! We had such a wonderful first three days on team 8A. We reviewed the building handbook and various syllabi, we talked about the upcoming eclipse, and we had some crazy-good fun playing Minute to Win It games. We also started to get to know each other with a Who I Am activity, we reviewed some building-wide and grade-level-wide expectations, and we got ourselves back into the school routine.

If you haven't already, please be sure to collect the required materials for ELA class (a composition notebook, a folder with three metal brads, and lots of writing utensils). We'll be setting up our writer's notebooks next week and those composition notebooks are crucial!

If you missed any classes this week, check out the calendar section of the class website to find all that you'll need to get caught up.

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