Office 365 Password Reset for Students https://bit.ly/3ccsuAm

June 11, 2020
Update -- we had nice Zoom meetings yesterday. If you needed to pick up the items that were in your lockers (the items are now bagged) please check with your parents. Your parents received emails and phone calls.

To read over the summer -- you can find Prince William County Public Library, and follow the directions to get a library card. Then, you can borrow ebooks. 
Hoopla has other items, including TV shows and movies. You use your public library card to and school email to create a different account for Hoopla.

Keep reading! 

June 8, 2020


For our last week of school, go into Canvas and upload a Word document. When you upload a MS word document, I can write comments on it. Let's try it!

Information about a virtual meeting on Wednesday is in my email.

See you then.


June 1, 2020

This week, I would like you to look at Canavas and find the discussion on Memories. Also, go to Clever, and then open MyOn. You can see the project I created, or simply read the book "You Can Write an Amazing Journal." The reading is not very long. It might inspire you to begin writing!

Check you email (today) for information about a virtual meeting.

Take care!



May 21, 2020
I fixed the "Hoopla" link below.

Also:  the website for listening to books -- Audbile
 
Here is that link --

Audible for kids https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

May 18, 2020

I am so glad the weather had gotten warmer!

This week, I have given you a "choice board." Choose one activity and complete it.
The directions are in the Powerpoint in the files here and in Teams.

Take care.

Library Information from today's Zoom meeting:

Free Books Online!

 Link to hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Need to have a library card to use

**To get a digital library card go here:

Link to Open Library

 Link to Get a Digital Library Card

Link to Open Library

*Need to sign up for a free account

Link to Viz

No sign in or sign up needed

*Shonen Jump manga

-To access, scroll to the bottom of the home page to where it says “Read Free Shonen Jump Manga Chapters” & click there.


May 11, 2020

I hope you all had a great Mothers' Day!  I think it will get warmer soon ...this week, I would like you to continue thinking about family stories. Look in Canvas and My On. There will be a Flip Grid code in Teams.

The Powerpoint is in files here.

Let me know if you have any questions. Stay warm!


May 4, 2020

This week, you will again find a PowerPoint that describes our work for the week. I would like you to think about and read about stories that families tell.

There is one link to the story "Growing Together," If the link does not work for you, try searching for "Growing Together" by Carmen Agra Deedy. It is a nice story.

This week, I want you to try to get to Canvas through Office 365 -- it is another app. It seems easy to use. 

Let me know how it goes. 

You also have a reading in Newsela.  Have a great week!


April 27, 2020

Dear Students,
In the files, you will find a PowerPoint that tell you what to work on this week. (this is also in Teams)
Also, some of the readings are in the files (or you can read the same text in Kids A-Z, and one is in Newsela.

If you would like to share your work with me, take a picture (of you notebook) and share it via email.

Take care and keep on reading!


April 22, 2020 Wednesday

Dear Parents and Students,
I hope you are doing well. Quarter 3 ends this Friday, April 24th. Check your grades for NHI's and try to complete them.

It has been great to "see" some of you in our virutal Teams meetings. 

At the end of each week, I will post the work (tasks, assignments, readings) in the files here, and in Teams. These will be posted before our instructional time on Monday, so that you could begin to work on them Monday morning. If you have questions on Monday morning, you could email me or write a message in Teams.

Nex Wednesday, I would like to have a short virtual meeting. I will email you how to join the meeting.

Check in Teams for a Flipgrid code. Please continue to use Lexia and Kids A - Z. And, check out the articles in Newsela through Clever. You can get to Clever from Office 365. 

Continue reading!  Take care.


April 15, 2020

Hi Students and Parents!
Please check out instructional schedule, which I put in my files. It is the same for all grades.

Information to read is in my files here (and in Teams). The readings, this week, are the same for 7th and 8th grade. 

1. "First Aid for Feeling" (English and Spanish version.) The pictures are a little funny, but the information is good. You could read it, and where you have to answer, write it in a notebook. We will share that next week. Just read a page or two.

2. One Brainpop -- I will assign it in Teams (it is in the folder "BrainPOP" here also)

3. Get into Clever and then find Newsela -- I have added a few article for you. Choose one -- start with the article about the sea animal manatees.

7th graders -- we will meet again in Teams at 9:15 next Monday, April 20th.
8th graders -- we will meet in Teams at 10:00 next Monday, April 20th.


Take care,

Ms. Klimas


March 30, 2020

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There will be a bilingual book talk (English and Spanish) online this week!
Here is the link:  

https://bit.ly/2QXwKex

It looks interesting!

Take care,
Ms. Klimas

March 27, 2020
Hi Parents and Students!

One additional web app is: Newsela. You can get to it through Clever. Check out the reading about polar bears! (non-fiction.) This is optional.  


March 24, 2020 Update

Dear Students and Parents,

The objectives that were taught by March 12th are in the Files and Documents Section.  One for 7th grade, and one document for 8th grade.

To review these objectives, students may go to IXL.
Choose your grade level, and look at these sections:
Reading Strategies: A, D, F and G
Vocabulary: P, R, V and X

You may also continue to use Lexia online.

In addition, Kids A-Z has a lot of resources for reading and review.

Students, when you login to Kids A-Z, click on "Reading Room," and then check out the Pack/Passages. Also, check the "Learn Englsh" section and find Comics and Grammar.
This is review, and work now is optional.

Take care!

Ms. Klimas


March 17, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

Right now, we are not assigning work. However, I would like all my students to continue reading. 

Please click on the link to the left for 7th or 8th grade.


Take care,

Ms. Klimas



ESOL/Language Arts

We will work on Language Arts Content (Fiction, Non-fiction, Grammar, Poetry) and practice the English language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Please look at the menu on the left and choose your class (6th or 7th grade) or class period to learn about what we are doing in class.