Weekly Update – 4/26-4/30

Good morning!


I hope you all had a great week! We have only 6 weeks left in the 2020-2021 school year and still so much to do!


7th Literature:

We started our Civil War novel Across Five Aprils this week. We also talked about the causes of the Civil War. The students will be keeping a quote log in order to help them when it’s time for them to write their paper. They should be writing down anything that shows the effect the war had on the citizens of the North, as this book takes place in southern Illinois.


Monday: Read chapter 3, questions, quote log

Tuesday: Read chapter 4, questions, quote log

Wednesday: Read chapter 5, questions, quote log

Thursday: iReady

Friday: Read chapter 6, questions, quote log


7th Religion:

We began our chapter on the seven sacraments this week and will wrap up that chapter next week. Then we will move into the chapter on Baptism.


Monday: Saint of the Day: St. Cletus; notes pages 148-149

Tuesday: Saint of the Day: St. Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort; Growing with God: Boundaries

Wednesday: Chapter 13 test

Thursday: Attend virtual church and reflect on homily

Friday: St. Pious V; notes page 151-153; Sunday Connection


Something to know: The students will be doing a little research on their Baptism so they may be asking you some questions in the coming weeks.

8th Literature

This week we continued reading To Kill a Mockingbird. The students finally found out why the novel is titled that way. We will be continuing Mockingbird next week. We are coming up on the trial of Tom Robinson and the students will be reading it as a mock trial transcript.


Monday: Read chapters 15-16; questions

Tuesday: Read chapter 17 trial script (for homework read chapters 17 and 18)

Wednesday: Read chapter 18 trial script; questions

Thursday: iReady

Friday: Read chapters 19-20; questions


Dates to know:

Tuesday, May 11 – Mockingbird test

Friday, May 21 – Virtual Holocaust Museum field trip (I am still missing permissions slips)


Have a great weekend!

Ms. Shupe

Jaclyn Shupe

Junior High Literature and 7th grade Religion