Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Second Day of School

You survived your first day of middle school! It actually wasn't bad at all, was it?  Remember, the teachers and staff are here for you if you need anything.  Don't be afraid to ask.

Goals for Today:  Assess each student's reading level by having them take the SRI test.  This test will help make sure you are in the right English class and whether or not you need any additional reading support.  We will also take the test at the end of the year; I feel confident you will see growth.

Check out this chart to see where you fall:

lexile chart


1) Seating Reminders
2) SRI Test/Reading Assessment
3) Classroom Procedures/Syllabus

Please have your parents read over the English 7H and 7CP class information on the right hand side of this blog.  Then have one of your parents sign the Parent Signature Form also located on the right side of this blog post. This should be completed by  Tuesday AT THE LATEST.

Bring an email address (preferably your own).  We will use it to sign up for an account that will allow you to submit almost all of your assignments electronically.

First Day of School

It is your first day of middle school! I am so excited to spend the year with you! 
wall-animal-dog-pet.jpg (3884×2913) Each day that our class meets, I will post a blog.  It will include the goals for the day, the agenda, links to notes, presentations and stories, and reminders of any upcoming assignments.  It is a great resource, so please use it!

GOAL: Get acquainted with teacher and classmates.  Familiarize students with classroom and school expectations and procedures.


1) Get your seat from Mrs. Karney when you come in
2) Make name cards and chat with your table group
3) Letter to Self (you will get it back at the end of the year)
Things to consider including in your letter:

  • thoughts about middle school (hopes and fears)
  • goals for the year
  • favorite songs, shows, movies, games
  • best friends
  • anything else


Always bring your agenda and a book to read.
You will need a spiral notebook for my class.
Make sure to bring your pink paper from Cougar Camp OR your user name/password for computer login.  You will need it tomorrow.