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The trip to Boston is fast approaching! Final payments are due by February 12, 2016... Do not miss out on this FANTASTIC opportunity to explore the history of our nation (and see Phineas Gage's head)!

 

We still have a few spots remaining! If you thought it was too late to join us, it is not! Just bring in your paperwork and your payment and we can add you to the trip! Remember, the total cost is $545 and that covers your room for 2 nights and meals and all the attractions we will be going to!

 

Here's to a great trip!!

 

Ms. Luke

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Hello 7th graders,

This is a reminder to study, study, study for your final this Friday. Please reach out to me if you are confused or need help on anything. The final is on our core novel and knowledge of text features.

Best,

Mrs. Teague

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Hey all 7th and 8th graders,

We are now having the Snowflake Ball on January 22, 2016 from 6-8:30 p.m in order to help raise money for our Boston and D.C trips. The cost will be $3. There will be music, dancing, and snacks for sale! Make sure you wear all white as well as your dancing shoes! This will be a night to remember!!

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Hey all 7th and 8th graders,

We are now having the Snowflake Ball on January 22, 2016 from 6- 8:30 p.m in order to help raise money for our Boston and D.C trips. The cost will be $3. There will be music, dancing, and snacks for sale! Make sure you wear all white as well as your dancing shoes! This will be a night to remember!!

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All permission slips and behavior contracts for the Boston Trip are due by Wednesday October 28th. We need these to be turned in so we have an accurate count of the students to plan to be on this trip!

 

The Yankee Candle Fundraiser ends on October 26, 2015. Please be sure to have all your orders and money turned in by this time!

 

Thanks!

Ms. Luke

7/8 Trip Advisor

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Dear 7th Grade Parents,

This is a reminder to come out and meet your child's teachers, September 29th at Open House; taking place from 5-7:30!

Looking forward to meeting you!

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Today was the 7th and 8th Grade first time ever Student Showcase!

Students proudly presented their coached projects to fellow students and staff at Ross/Woodward on a variety of social, historical, and science-related topics! Projects will be available to be observed through 5pm today. Below you can find some of the wonderful projects that are on display in the Library Media Center. Please support our middle school by viewing their projects!!

 

Great job students!!

7/8 Team

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This is a final reminder that your quiz for Vocabulary List 15 is Tuesday, June 2nd!!

Also your first draft for your Literary Essay (comparing and contrasting a nonfiction and fiction sources) was due today. This week we are editing and revising our drafts.

Remember, you're choosing a fiction and nonfiction source from the same historic period to compare and contrast. How are they the same? How are they different? How does the author use the history to create his/her fiction piece?

 

Good Luck! Final drafts due Friday, June 5th.

Vocabulary List 15

1. Insouciant- Showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent or untroubled.

2. Loathe- To feel intense dislike for; hate

3. Witty- Showing a quick and inventive verbal humor; comical or funny (in an intelligent way).

4. Colossal- Extremely large; gargantuan/ huge

5. Diminutive- Extremely or unusually small; tiny

6. Vapid- Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging; dull; uninspiring.

7. Charming- Pleasant or attractive; delightful.

8. Obtuse- Annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand; stupid/ignorant

9. Expound- To explain in detail; elucidate.

10. Censure- To express severe disapproval in a formal way; criticize. 

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Dear Ross/Woodward Community,

The 7th and 8th grade students will be showcasing their coached projects JUNE 8TH! The showcase will take place in the Library Media Center throughout the day until 5pm. All of the RWW family are invited to view the projects and will get the opportunity to speak to students regarding their projects.

 

We are very excited to share with you all that we have learned!!

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Dear 7th grade Writing Students,

Below you will find the words for list 14. Make sure that you study and turn in all homework by Friday the 15th.

Your quiz is this Monday, May 18!!!

 

Study hard,

Mrs. Teague

 

List 14 Vocabulary Words

Protrude- to (literally) stick out (ex: as from the ground)

Taint to make unclean, impure, or dirty.

Masquerade – a false show or disguise; make-belief

Stealthy- behaving, done, or made in a cautious manner so as not to be seen or heard; sly

Intricate- very complicated or detailed.

Placate- Make (someone) less angry or hostile; soothe

Lithe-(of a person’s body) think and graceful; slender.

Jettison- Throw or drop something from a plane or ship (can also be used rhetorically: to jettison someone out of a room or house)

Traditional- long established as in routines, dynamics, or celebrations

Sullen- bad-tempered or sulky

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Welcome back students!!

We are getting right back into our routine with our vocabulary words. We are now on list 13. Remember the homework will always be the same: sentences (all 10 words), short narrative (5 words), Frayer model (3 words from the list), and poem (using 5 words). Remember to study!!!

List 13 Vocab: Quiz next Monday, 4/27

  1. Admonish- To warn or scold someone firmly; scold
  2. Barrage- To bombard (someone/something) with something; abundance.
  3. Allude- To hint at; imply or suggest
  4. Criticize- to indicate the faults of (something/someone) in a negative way; censure.
  5. Disclose- to tell or make known; reveal
  6. Innocence- Lack of guilt, corruption, or evil; pure/purity
  7. Precede- to come before in order/position; previous
  8. Stammer- to speak with involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words; stutter
  9. Submerge- cause to be under water; flood

10 Usurp- to take power or a position of importance illegally or by force; seize.

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Congratulations to our outstanding world language scholars for representing Ross Woodward at the statewide CT COLT Poetry Recitation!  Students in 7th and 8th grade memorized and recited poems in French, Spanish, and Portuguese this year.  Our amazing presenters were Emily Aguirre, Marnielle Charles, Noah Danz, Astou Diallo, Nicole Hernandez, Benie N'sumbu, Andrea Tito and Michelle Torres.
 
A special congratulations goes to Marnielle Charles for her 2nd place in the Middle School Heritage French category and to Nicole Hernandez for 3rd place and Michelle Torres for 2nd place in the Middle School Heritage Spanish category. ¡Buen trabajo!
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Congratulations to our outstanding world language scholars for representing Ross Woodward at the statewide CT COLT Poetry Recitation!  Students in 7th and 8th grade memorized and recited poems in French, Spanish, and Portuguese this year.  Our amazing presenters were Emily Aguirre, Marnielle Charles, Noah Danz, Astou Diallo, Nicole Hernandez, Benie N'sumbu, Andrea Tito and Michelle Torres.
 
A special congratulations goes to Marnielle Charles for her 2nd place in the Middle School Heritage French category and to Nicole Hernandez for 3rd place and Michelle Torres for 2nd place in the Middle School Heritage Spanish category. ¡Buen trabajo!
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Dear 7th Graders,

Today List 12 vocabulary words were given out. Make sure to study for your quiz this coming Monday, March 30th.

Don't forget that final drafts of your speeches are due this date as well. Presentations of speeches will begin that week.

Here are your words. Make sure you S.T.U.D.Y!!

List 12 Vocabulary

  1. Labyrinth- a complicated network or paths in which it is hard to find one’s way; maze/puzzle

  1. Traverse- to travel across or through; cross or journey.

  1. Linger- to stay in one place longer than necessary; wait

  1. Influential- having a great influence on someone or something; controlling

  1. Seamless- Smooth and continuous with no gaps or spaces; smooth

  1. Offensive- something or someone that insults, causes deep hurt OR to be actively aggressive; combative or insulting

  1. Condescending- having or showing a feeling of superiority that puts others down; snobbish

  1. Hypothetical- Dealing in possibilities and what-ifs;maybe

  1. Meager- a small amount/lacking in quality; insufficient

  1. Portly-fat

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Dear 7th Grade Students,

This month we are working on writing speeches!! Our objective is to choose a historic figure in order to take notes on their tone, technique, and style in how they give their speeches. You are to then choose a social issue, as we discussed in class, and write your own speech imitating your historic figure. Finally, you are going to give your speech to the class. 

 

Due Date: Monday, March 30th!

The week before we will begin scheduling days and times for students to give their speeches.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

 

Mrs. Teague

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This is a reminder that your quiz for list 11 will be Monday, March 9th!! Please study!!

Vocabulary List 11

 

  1. Tentative- Not certain or definite; iffy or unconfirmed.

  2. Delirious-In a disturbed state of mind resulting from illness or intoxication and characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech; raving

  3. Soothe-To gently calm; comfort

  4. Opinionated- Proud of one’s own opinions and not afraid to tell anyone his/her opinions; dogmatic

  5. Fondly- Having a strong liking for someone/thing; lovingly

  6. Scathing-ADJ: Severely critical; harsh. V: harm; injure

  7. Superb-Excellent

  8. Impeccable-(of behavior/performance/appearance) In accordance with the highest standards/On point; flawless or immaculate.

  9. Alienate- Cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged;  put at a distance; isolate

Sacrosanct- Regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with; hallowed

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Dear 7th Grade Students,

This is a reminder that your quiz for List 10 will be this coming Monday, March 2nd!

Make sure you study, study, study. 

The homework this week so far: 1. Put each word in a sentence, 2. Write a short story using 5 of your list 10 words. 

 

List 10

Bestow- to present (an honor, gift, or right, etc); to give

Berate- to scold or criticize (someone) angrily; rebuke

Dupe- to trick or deceive; cheat

Hijack- to illegally seize (a vehicle, aircraft, etc) and force it to go to a different destination for one’s own purpose; to commandeer.

Imply- to strongly suggest (something: an idea, etc); suggest

Jabber- to talk rapidly and excitedly but with little sense; prattle

Lament- a passionate expression of sorrow or grief; wail

Merge- combine or cause to combine to form one; unite

Marvel- to be filled with wonder or astonishment; wonder

Pragmatic- dealing with things in a sensible or realistic way; down-to-earth; sensible

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Dear 7th grade students,

Your homework over the break is to write a compare and contrast essay about the differences and similarites between apartheid and segregation. You can include information about leaders against or for these systems and utilize your literature you received in history class! Your essay should total at least 4 paragraphs including introduction and conclusion. 

 

Enjoy your vacation,

Mrs. Teague

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Dear 7th Grade Writing Students,

Make sure that you are keeping up with your assignments by vigilantly checking PowerSchool. Many of you are missing assignments, especially homework. Remember that homework is 25% of your grade! Stay organized, stay focused, and stay warm!!

Mrs. Teague

p.s: First drafts for the 3rd quarter writing task are due tomorrow!!

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Dear 7th grade Parents,

Report Card Night is this Thursday, February 5th at 5:30p.m until 7:00 p.m. We are all looking forward to seeing you there!

-Mrs. Teague

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