Extra EOG practice

Just wanted to remind students and let parents know that we have posted extra EOG practice on Google Classroom for any student that would like targeted reading practice before Tuesday. The practice is posted by standard so that students can choose a couple of standards they find most challenging. There are videos, practice, quizzes and games, so check it out!

Please let me know if you have questions. Thank you!

Mrs. Barrow

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Studying for Science EOG Exam

Dear Parents,

Just a quick reminder that the science end of grade exam is a little less than two weeks away!

I’ve been talking to your kids about studying for the test for the past month. In fact, it’s the only homework that they’ve had for science class for the last several weeks.

The reason that studying is so important is that the science exam is a straight knowledge driven test. There will be 35 questions that cover isolated facts from the entire school year. That makes it a difficult exam simply because there are SO many facts that your kids have learned in class this year.

So it might be a good idea to ask your child about the amount of studying that they have already done

Social Studies- update

This week the topic in Social Studies has been Feudal Japan. Students made some great comparisons between the social structure of Middle Ages Europe and that of Japan. We also took some time to examine the customs and duties of the Japanese Samurai. Next week the students will investigate the history and cultures of Korea. Wednesday there will be a test on the Japan and Korea unit. Then we will begin our final unit of the year, Ancient Americas: Aztecs, Incas,and Mayans.

Have a great weekend!

End of Year Celebration

Dear Parents,

Please help us celebrate our hard work and accomplishments this school year! The SignUp Genius is posted down below. Thank you so much in advance!


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Dear Parents, Hope you are well! Please help us celebrate our hard work and accomplishments this school year! We will have a pizza party on Friday June 29th and would like some healthy sides, drinks, and desserts as accompaniments. If you are able, please consider volunteering 11:00 – 12:30 that day to help us set up food and serve pizza. Thank you so much in advance! 6-4 Gnomes Team

LA Update

In the midst of writing! Students worked hard today finishing up their graphic organizers and beginning the rough drafts of their position paper. All graphic organizers should be complete by Monday. Final drafts should be published on Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

Then, it’s off to some EOG review. Hard to believe they are right around the corner!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chambliss Barrow

6-4 Language Arts

Salem Middle School

Schedule of Events – Testing and Last Week of School

Dear Parents,

As we begin the sprint to the end of the school year, I wanted to share with you the dates of some of our important upcoming events:

Testing Schedule:

Monday June 18th — Math EOG

Tuesday, June 19th — Reading EOG

Wednesday, June 20th — No testing for sixth grade

Thursday, June 21st — Social Studies Final Exam

Friday, June 22nd — Science Final Exam

Monday June 25 — Retakes for absent students

Last Week Events:

Wednesday June 27th:

9:00-10:00 – Honors Assembly in the Auditorium

10:00-11:50 – Talent Show in the Auditorium

Thursday June 28th:

12:30-1:20: Yearbook Signing

Friday June 29th:

8:30 – 10:00 : Kickball Game

10:00 – 11:30 : Quiz Bowl

11:45 – 12:45 : Pizza Lunch/Movie

Let me know if you have any questions,

Bill Ferriter

LA Update

Let the writing begin! We spent the bulk of this week researching and documenting the benefits and consequences of DDT. We have people on both sides of the fence which makes for fun debates! All research should be done in time for class on Tuesday. This means articles annotated and 4-5 graphic organizers completed.

Next week will begin writing position papers. Students will be asked to take a position on the use of DDT and support their potion with three claims that they found in their research. The final essay will be due Wednesday, June 6th.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and restful weekend!

Chambliss Barrow

6-4 Language Arts

Salem Middle School

Thank You For Your Kids!

Dear Parents,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing such a remarkable group with us this year.

We spent the last two days in Testing Purgatory — having to stay quiet all day long because the Track 1 kids are in their EOGs. We also had a ton of unusual activities — things like our Hot Dog Cookout and our Water Balloon Launch.

And through it all, our team has been FANTASTIC. They have been kind and polite and cooperative. They’ve had fun with each other in appropriate ways. They haven’t complained at all.

I REALLY enjoy them.

Have a great weekend,

Bill Ferriter