Junior High Social Studies and Reading: Mrs. Tatter

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Welcome to the new Middle School Reading and Social Studies webpage! On this page you will find information on upcoming projects, tests, and other important events pertaining to class. Please note that while I am the seventh grade homeroom teacher, information on this page will be for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and will include information for all three grades.

While I will be posting information on tests, quizzes, projects, etc. I will NOT be posting nightly homework assignments on this page. Students are required to use their agendas daily; therefore, excluding homework assignments from this webpage will reinforce the habit of writing down daily assignments. We truly appreciate your support on this matter, as we aim to reinforce time management and organizational skills that will truly prepare our students for high school!

–Mrs. Tatter


Download the letter to parents regarding 7th Grade Current Events for Social Studies

Download the letter to parents regarding 8th Grade Current Events for Social Studies


Holes

Students are asked to read 10 chapters each weekend and come to class on Monday prepared to discuss those chapters. Students will rotate, daily, through different stations, all pertaining to our class novel. On the fifth day, Friday, students will take a short quiz over those chapters.

Holes is worth 7 AR points, and may be used to help reach the 13 AR points for the quarter. Students are encouraged to use the same novel being used for Book-It as their AR points.

The Outsiders

Students are asked to read 2 chapters each weekend and come to class Monday ready to discuss those chapters. Students will rotate, daily, through different stations, all pertaining to our class novel. On the fourth day, Friday, students will take a short quiz over those chapters.

The Outsiders is worth 7 AR points. These points may be used to help students reach their 17 AR points for the quarter.

A Walk to Remember and Code Talker

Ladies will be reading A Walk to Remember while the gentlemen will be reading Code Talker. Students are expected to read each weekend and come to class Monday prepared to discuss the reading.

A Walk to Remember is worth 8 points. Code Talker is worth 9 points. These points may be used to help students reach their 20 AR points for the quarter.

5th Grade Book It Program

The fifth grade will be participating in the Book-It Program hosted by Scholastics and Pizza Hut. At the end of September, all fifth grade students will be given information about the program and a monthly reading calendar to track daily reading. For each month, all fifth grade students are required to read a minimum of 300 minutes a month.

Each day on the  calendar represents 10 minutes of reading; therefore, if students read 10 minutes each day in the month, they will have met the requirement by the end of the month.

Completed calendars are due the first school day of each month and will be counted as a Reading quiz grade. Please note calendars require a parent signature to be valid. Each month students, who meet the requirement, will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.

Please encourage your student to work on this daily as reading 300 minutes at the end of the month to meet their requirement is an overwhelming task to complete! Thank you!