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US History – New Dates for History Fair October 22, 2014

Filed under: US History — poms8b @ 2:58 pm

Due to the half a day next Wednesday (October 29th) and the assembly schedule on Thursday (October 30th), there has been an alternation in dates for history fair. Now, the final annotated bibliography will be due on November 10th and 11th and the Process Paper will be due on November 18th and 19th.



Science – Week of Oct. 20 October 20, 2014

Filed under: Science — poms8b @ 10:03 am

Mon/Tues – Check HW, Elements, Compounds, Mixtures, and Molecules (more…)


US History – Week of October 20th October 19, 2014

Filed under: US History — poms8b @ 12:31 pm

This week in US History:  (more…)


US History – Supplies

Filed under: US History — poms8b @ 9:25 am

Now that we have made it almost halfway through the first semester, some of the supplies we use in US history are beginning to run low. If you would like to help, my classroom is in need of glue sticks and tape.

Thank you for your continuous support and generosity!

- Ms. Riegler


HSPVA Creative Writing Workshop October 17, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — poms8b @ 11:53 am

The HSPVA Creative Writing Workshop will be on Saturday, November 15th this year. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in creative writing.

The flier is attached here. CW Workshop Flyer_Final

There are also copies available in the front office.


English – Holocaust Unit Continued

Filed under: English — poms8b @ 11:48 am

This week, the students began working their way through a rotation of activities to learn about the Holocaust and World War II,  experiences of modern day refugees, and to explore modern-day examples of goodness in the world (Analyzing an Editorial Cartoon, Journaling about Holocaust Victims, Writing a Persuasive Essay, Analyzing Holocaust Poetry and Refugee Stories, Gallery of Goodness Collage, Devil’s Arithmetic and Letter Writing, Timeline of the Holocaust and World War II).


Read your Holocaust/WW II narrative book. Reader/Writer Entry #1 Due Monday 10/20, Tuesday 10/21. The instructions for this assignment are on the 2nd 6 Weeks Overview2nd Six Overview. Students should also have an example entry in their R/W Notebook that we completed as a class after reading the short story Terrible Things. If you have forgotten your R/W Notebook at school, here is a link to a printable copy of the pages: reader-writer-notebook-pages

The students were also assigned an Illustrated Affix Dictionary, due Oct. 27/28. Directions: Illustrated Affix Dictionary


History – HISTORY FAIR HELP :) October 15, 2014

Filed under: US History — poms8b @ 6:49 am

If you/ your student is having trouble with figuring out history fair, or if they need further suggestions, I highly recommend these two events:




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