Katy Lapajne
Teacher, 8th Grade English

(310) 457-6801 x74226
klapajne@smmusd.org

Welcome to 8th Grade English!

*The 8th grade field trip to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is Tuesday, March 13.  Be sure to turn-in your signed permission slip to Mrs. Lapajne.

 

Week: February 26 - March 2, 2018

 Monday: 1.  Bring in your signed field trip slip tomorrow if you haven't yet.

2.  Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes or more.

 Tuesday: If you were absent today, the class work was to read pages 235-243 and answer #1-6 on page 244 and answer #1-4 on page 246.  Students turned in this work at the end of class today, so turn in this work when you return.

 Wednesday:  
The completed "Argumentative Essay Topic Approval Form" is due Friday.

 Thursday: same as Wednesday

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
 

Week: February 19 - February 23, 2018

 Monday: no school

 Tuesday: 1.  Bring your signed field trip permission slip to school tomorrow if you haven't yet.
2.  The final test on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is tomorrow/Thursday.
3.  Bring your book to class tomorrow/Thursday to return it.
4.  Book Club is tomorrow/Thursday!
5.  Bring the 4 "End of Novel" responses to class tomorrow/Thursday.

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: Turn-in your field trip slip if you haven't yet!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
 
Week: February 12 - February 16, 2018

 Monday: 1.  Signed field trip permission slip due this Friday, Feb. 16

2.  Finish  the book (chapters 16-20 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) by this Friday.

3.  Complete the "End of Novel Review Book Club Questions" by next W/Th (Feb. 21/22).

4.  Book Club = W/Th (Feb. 21/22)

5.  Final test on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is  next W/Th (Feb. 21/22).

 Tuesday:
same as above 

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: same as above

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
Week: February 5 - February 9, 2018

 Monday: 1.  Review Spelling List #8 for a quiz this Friday.

2.  Finish chapters 11-15 (including chapter 15) of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Friday.

 Tuesday:
same as above 

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: Tomorrow is the spelling quiz on list #7 words!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!



Week: January 29 - February 2, 2018

 Monday: 1.  Review Spelling List #7 for a quiz this Friday.
2.  Finish chapters 6-10 (including chapter 10) of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Friday.
3.  There is a quiz on main characters/main ideas in chapters 1-10 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on Monday, February 5, 2018.
4.  Research Presentations are due this W/Th, January 31/ February 1.
 Tuesday:
same as above 

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: Tomorrow is the spelling quiz on list #7 words!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

              
Week: January 22 - January 26, 2018

 Monday: 1.  Review Spelling List #6 for a quiz this Friday.
2.  Finish chapters 5 and 6 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Friday.
3.  Your research topic is due tomorrow.
4.  The Mini Research Report and Speech is due W/Th, January 31/ February 1.
 Tuesday: same as above 

Also, finish Part One, #2 and #3 of the Mini Research Report and Speech by tomorrow.

 Wednesday:  
Finish Part Two of the Mini Research Report and Speech by Friday.

 Thursday: Tomorrow is the spelling quiz on list #6 words!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
 
Week:   January 15 - 19, 2018

 Monday: no school

 Tuesday: 1.  Review Spelling List #5 for a quiz on it this Friday, 1/19.

2.  Read and highlight important information in the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) article handed out in class Tuesday.  Bring the highlighted article to class Friday for our open-note quiz on MLK.  You may also use the notes you take in class from the documentary on Friday's MLK quiz.  Bring those notes to class on Friday so you can use them during the open-note quiz.

3.  Read chapters 1, 2 and 3 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Friday.

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: same as above 

 Friday: Have a wonderful weekend!
Week:   January 8 - 12, 2018

 Monday: 1.  Review Spelling List #4 for a quiz on it this Friday, 1/12.
2.  The revised, typed, printed-out paragraph with rubric stapled to the back is due this Friday, 1/12.  (It must be printed out when class starts Friday.)

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: same as above 

 Friday: Have a wonderful weekend!

 
Week: December 18 - December 22, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Review Spelling Lists #1, #2, and #3 for the final exam.
2.  Review all vocabulary words for the final exam.
3.  Study your Character Log for the final exam, and bring it to class to turn it in on your final exam day.
4.  Review Act II of The Diary of Anne Frank for the final exam.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as above 

 Friday: Have a wonderful winter break!


Week: December 11 - December 15, 2017

 Monday: 1.  There is a spelling List #2 quiz this Friday, December 15th.
2.  Review all vocabulary words for the final exam.
3.  Finish your Book Club book by this W/Th and bring it to class this W/Th for Book Club.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
1.  Study for Friday's spelling quiz.
2.  Study your vocabulary words.
3.  Update your Character Log.

 Thursday: same as above 

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
 
Week: December 4 - December  8, 2017

 Monday: 1.  There is a spelling List #2 quiz this Friday.
2.  There is a quiz on Act One of The Diary of Anne Frank tomorrow.
3.  Finish your Book Club book by this W/Th and bring it to class this W/Th for Book Club.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
1.  Study for Friday's spelling quiz.
2.  Study your vocabulary words.
3.  Update your Character Log.

 Thursday: same as above

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

Week:  November 27 - December 1, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night. The  Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  Study your class notes and vocabulary grid for the Holocaust Background Quiz  this W/Th, Nov. 29/30.
3.  Spelling Quiz on List #1 is also this W/Th, Nov. 29/30.
4.  Finish the assigned class reading of The Diary of Anne Frank, Act One, if you don't finish it during class.  There is a quiz next Monday on Act One.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
1.  Update your Character Log for Act One.
2.  Study the vocabulary words for Act One.
3.  Quiz Monday on Act One.

 Thursday: same as above

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
 

Week:  November 20 - November 24, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night. The  Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  Study your class notes and vocabulary grid for the Holocaust Background Quiz W/Th, Nov. 29/30.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
no homework

 Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

 Friday: NO SCHOOL

 

 
Week:  November 13 - November 17, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  Decorated "Power of Words" card is due W/Th.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
1.  same as last night
2.  The Holocaust Background Quiz is W/Th, November 29/30.  Study your vocabulary grid and class notes for the quiz.
 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: NO SCHOOL
Week:  November 6 - November 10, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  Bring The Giver and your yellow pre-writing grid to class tomorrow for the last day of in-class essay writing.  You may ONLY work on your essay during class time.

 Tuesday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night.       
2.  Bring The Giver to class tomorrow so you can return it to the library.                          
 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: NO SCHOOL
 
Week:  October 30 - November 3, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  The 2-3 page, typed, double-spaced, 12 point, Times or Arial font scary narrative is due at the beginning of class on Halloween (tomorrow!)  Don't forget to staple the grading rubric to the back.

 Tuesday: Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night.                                  
 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

Week:  October 23 - 27, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club date will be announced soon!
2.  Study the 20 words on the Vocabulary Quiz #2 Study Guide for a quiz this Friday.  Know definitions and how to use words in sentences that show you understand the meanings of the words.
3. The 2-3 page, typed scary narrative is due Monday, October 30th.

 Tuesday: same as last night                                     

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night; quiz tomorrow!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!


Week:  October 16 - 20, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Finish your Book Club book by October 18th/19th, and bring the book to class on October 18th/19th for Book Club. 
2. Read chapters 15-17 of The Giver by tomorrow.
3. Complete JQ #16 by tomorrow.
4.  The "Cause and Effect" worksheet and the entire packet are due Friday.
5.  There is a reading quiz this Friday on chapters 15-23, so be sure to finish the novel by Friday.
 Tuesday: 1.  same as last night     
2.  Read chapters 18-20 by tomorrow/ Thursday.
3.  Complete JQ #19 by tomorrow / Thursday.                                

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: 1.  Finish the book by tomorrow for a reading quiz tomorrow on chapters 15-23.
2.  Finish the "Cause and Effect" handout by tomorrow and bring the entire completed packet to class tomorrow.

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

              
Week:  October 9 - 13, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The Book Club due date is October 18th.
2.  Refer to The Giver Schedule (handout) for all due dates. 
3. Quiz Friday on ch.s 9-14 and vocabulary words for chapters 1-14.
4.  "Inferences #2" worksheet due Friday.
5. Read chapters 9-14  of The Giver by Friday.

 Tuesday: same as last night                                     

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night; quiz tomorrow!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
Week:  October 2 - 6, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The Book Club due date is October 18th.
2.  Refer to The Giver Schedule (handout) for all due dates. 
3. Quiz Friday on ch.s 5-8.
4.  "Inferences #1" worksheet due Friday.
5. Review vocabulary a little each night for a quiz on October 13.

 Tuesday: same as last night                                     

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night; quiz tomorrow!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

Week:  September 25 - September 29, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Finish reading chapter 1 of The Giver by tomorrow.

2.  Bring The Giver to class every day.

3.  Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night.  The  new Book Club due date is October 18th/19th (block days).

 Tuesday: 1.  Finish reading chapters 2 and 3 of The Giver by tomorrow.

2.  Study vocabulary words nightly.  There will be a quiz on Oct. 13 on the words from chapters 1-14.

3.  Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night.  The  new Book Club due date is October 18th/19th (block days).

 Wednesday:  
1.  Finish reading chapter 4 of The Giver by Friday. There will be a quiz this Friday on main ideas from chapters 1-4.

2.  Finish the Character Traits handout by Friday.
 Thursday:
same as Wednesday 

 Friday:  Have a great weekend!


Week:  September 18 - September 22, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Bring your black Close Reader workbook to class all week.

2.  The decorated classroom portfolio is due Wednesday.

3.  Read for at least 20 minutes each night.  The Book Club due date is October 11th/12th (block days).

 Tuesday: 1.  same as above
2.  Finish reading pages 3-8 in the black Close Reader workbook.  Answer questions 1-10 on these pages by tomorrow.

 Wednesday:  
Bring the black Close Reader workbook to class Friday.

 Thursday: no school / no homework

 Friday:  Have a great weekend!

Week:  September 11 - September 15, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Be ready to deliver your speech to the class this Thursday!  Bring 2 paper print-outs of the final draft of your speech, your hand-made award, and the grading rubric to class this Thursday. 

2.  Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night. The Book Club assignment is due October 11th.

 Tuesday: Practice delivering your speech! Make your hand-made award; it is due this Thursday.


 Wednesday:  
Speeches are due tomorrow! Bring 2 paper print-outs of the final draft of your speech, your hand-made award, and the grading rubric to class tomorrow! 


 Thursday: Practice delivering your speech if you haven't presented yet.

 Friday:  Have a great weekend. We will finish speeches Monday.


Week:  September 5 - September 8, 2017

 Monday: no school

 Tuesday: 1.  The rough draft of your Summer Reading Awards Ceremony Speech (5 paragraphs, typed) is due Monday, September 11th.  No paper print-out is needed. Just be sure it is in your smmk12 Google doc.s account. You should be able to get most of this completed during class.

2. Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night and bring it to class daily.

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: same as above 

 Friday:  The 5-paragraph Summer Reading Awards Ceremony Speech is due Monday (in your smmk12 school Google account).

Week:  August 28-September 1, 2017

 Monday: 1.  SSR book due Friday
2.  Finish your "About Me" sheet by tomorrow if you haven't already.
3.  Please DO NOT work on your summer essay at home. This is class work ONLY.  You DO NOT need to bring a printed out version to class.

 Tuesday: same as above

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: Bring your SSR book tomorrow.

 Friday: Have a great weekend.

Week:  August 21-25, 2017
 Monday: no school

 Tuesday: 1. The signed syllabus is due Friday. There will be a brief quiz on main ideas from the syllabus on Friday.
2. Class supplies are due Monday. (Check the syllabus for details.)

 Wednesday:  
1. same as above
2. The signed MHS Laptop Guidelines sheet is due Friday. 

 Thursday: 1. There will be a brief quiz tomorrow on the main ideas from our class syllabus.
2. The signed syllabus and signed MHS Laptop Guidelines sheet are due tomorrow.

 Friday: 1.  We will have an in-class essay on Monday on one of your summer reading books. (You choose which one.)  Bring your summer reading book Monday if you have it. You may also bring any notes you took on the book over summer.
2.  Class supplies are due Monday.






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