UPCOMING DATES: April 13-April 17

  • April 17: SPIRIT WEAR DAY! Send us your photos of you in your St. Mike's Spirit Wear. Remember, HOMEWORK DUE AT 3 p.m.
  • April 22: EARTH DAY! Create a clean up, recylcing or planting project at home, in your neighborhood, or at a park. Send in photos!
  • April 24: HAT DAY! Send us photos of you with your favorite hat!

8th Grade Students - I WANT YOU TO HELP WITH BNN ANNOUNCEMENTS! Email me if you are willing to help and I'll send you the announcements to record: reeder@saintmpl.org
April 13-17: Middle School Weekly Learning Goals
& Homework Summary for Classes

MATH: Mrs. Roseen
  • Algebra 2: This week we will be working on solving quadratic formulas.
  • Geometry: This week we will be moving on to our new unit on quadrilaterals and polygons.
  • 8th Grade: This week students will continue to discuss different types of equations and ineqaulities.
  • 7th Grade: This week we are working on proportions.
  • 6th Grade: This week we will be continuing our discussion on percentages.
  • 7A Religion: We will be focusing on the Easter season, Sacraments, and Positivity Project.

ENGLISH & LITERATURE: __________________________________________________________________
English 6
  • Learn about the Pomodoro technique, students try it this week
  • Etymology Project (with a partner or individually), for Unit 23 or 24; students choose how they share knowledge/utilize a study technique (Kahoot, Pow Toon, Prezi, slides, drawing, poster, etc.)
  • Mini lesson(s)  (recorded): Story endings matter-writing alternate endings for fiction
  • Tuesday: LIVE class in ZOOM: home scavenger hunt, Q/A, Quizlet Live to review for Wednesday’s Unit 23 Etymology test
  •  Begin Etymology Unit 24
  • (Pandemic Journal entries end, though students may continue if they wish)
English 7
  •   Easy Grammar-capitalization unit finishes, working toward a test by the week’s end
  •   Learn about the Pomodoro technique, students try it this week 
  •   Mini lesson(s)  (recorded) Learning from the Pros: Using varied punctuation for varied story writing
  •   Tuesday: LIVE class in ZOOM: home scavenger hunt, Q/A, Quizlet Live to review for Wednesday’s Unit 23
Etymology test
  •    Begin Etymology Unit 2
  •    (Pandemic Journal entries end, though students may continue if they wish)
Literature 7
  • Read 40 minutes daily, tracking reading in the digital reading log
  • Mini lesson(s)  (recorded): Moving from motifs to themes
  • Wednesday: LIVE class in ZOOM: to discuss mini-lessons, practice work with classmates for theme
  • Classwork focuses on finding universal themes within student’s current novel, using reader’s notebook and/or sticky notes while reading

Ms. Power:
6th Grade Literature : This week we will look at how “sometimes characters are torn by competing pressures, including the pressures of a place”. Students should also continue working on their connotation/denotation product name project. All students should continue to read for 40 minutes a day and use their Reader’s Notebooks (or digital notebooks) to practice these skills taught in minilessons. I will be checking reading logs at the end of the week.  

8th Grade Literature : As we continue reading from our informational text, Chew on This , students will look at the obesity epidemic and its effect on children, while reading the next chapter “Big”. 

8th Grade English : We continue our adverb unit in Easy Grammar and focus on adverbs that tell TO WHAT EXTENT and identifying adverbs from prepositions on pages 199-206. The Unit 17 Etymology test will be available on Google Classroom on Wednesday, April 15. 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Mr. Olson___________________________________________________________________
Please check your google classroom for assignments this week.

SCIENCE: Ms. Karnes__ _______________________________________________________________________
  • 6th Grade: For this week we will have a quiz on the states of matter. This quiz is open notes. We will also begin learning about the atom and the scientists who contributed to the atomic model. You will be making a model of an atom with the supplies you have at home!
  • 7th GradeLast week we learned about invertebrates, this week we will learn about vertebrates. We will be connecting this information to how it relates to humans and the human body systems.
  • 8th GradeWe will have a short quiz on fossils and geologic time. This quiz is open notes. You will also have a group project on the eras of Earth's geologic time. Lastly, you will have an anticipation guide on Earth's atmosphere.

SPANISH: Maestro Ana Pintosoto______________________________________________________________
Go to her google classroom for links and lessons! Students continue to expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and she will host Zoom classes.

RELIGION: Mrs. Hinker, Mrs. Roseen & Mr. Olson__________________________________________________
  • 6A Religion: Monday & Tuesday students will be presenting their Prophet Project in Live Classes. They will also be working on Chapter 11 - Jesus Christ, True God and True Man
  • 6B Religion: Holy Week – Positivity Project – Identifying the Good in Others
  • 7A Religion: We will be focusing on the Easter season, Sacraments, and Positivity Project.
  • 7B Religion: Positivity Project – Identifying the Good in Others
  • 8 Religion: Will be working on Chapter 47 - Prayer: Conversation with God

SPECIALIST CLASSES: Physical Education, Art & Music: Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Olmanson & Mrs. Shimek________
Over the past two weeks, students in grade 6-8 have been working on a photography lesson for art, keeping an exercise log and taking pictures while exercising for physical education, and researching genres in music. Next week, they will be putting everything from their Special's classes together by creating a Digital Storytelling video using WeVideo. Next week, students will receive the instructions, through Google Classroom and a Zoom video conference, for completing the video.

Go to your google classroom - The details of the assignment will be posted to the Google Classroom. We look forward to seeing their creativity in the completed projects. 
  • Physical Education: Select a form of exercise to complete each day (i.e. walking, biking, rollerblading, yoga, etc) and log their experiences. 
  • Art: Watch a series of photography videos and apply what you've learned by taking a series of photos in your environment. This can be done while they are completing their daily exercises.
  • Music: Students will be using music as a tool to relax, pray, or meditate. They will listen to music, identify varying styles/genres of music, i.e. classical, instrumental, pop, jazz, spiritual, and select one or more songs that best reflects and supports the tone of the photos.
8th Grade - I would like you to do our BNN from your home! Email me if you are willing and I'll send the write up for you. You'll pre-record and send to me before 8:30 a.m. the day we are live!

All Middle School - Take a video reading a great storybook for us to share on FB or with our younger students.

Hello 8 th  grade families and St. Mike's teachers,

It is time to compile photos to create the 8 th  grade memory book for graduation for each of the students. I am in need of your help. I have created a Shutterfly Shared Site so that you can dump all school related photos that you have taken over the years so that I am able to access them for the book. 

Please use the link below to log into Shutterfly and then ask to be added as a member of the site. Once you are added you will be able to upload pictures. Please have pictures uploaded by the end of April. Thank you! Please contact me with any questions. 

Thanks for your help, Meghan Chappuis msdchappuis@yahoo.com  or cell 651-206-8168
St. Michael Catholic Church Youth Group: PROJECT - YM
It’s been a crazy few weeks. There’s a lot up in the air, and we’re not sure when we’ll start gathering at the church again – but that doesn’t mean youth nights have to stop…Thousands of teenagers from across the country are gathering on Sunday nights for the BIGGEST YOUTH NIGHT EVER. It’s called ProjectYM Live and each week it’ll feature some of the biggest speakers and worship leaders in the Catholic youth ministry world – last week they had OVER TEN THOUSAND students participate.

Our parish is signed up to participate – all your teenager has to do is head to  PROJECTYM.COM/WATCH  this Sunday at 7pm Central .

Two quick notes:
  1. The broadcast starts at 7pm CDT, but plan to have your student log in a few minutes early to make sure they’re on when it starts.
  2. They can access the event on any device with a web browser – but the faster the connection, the better.
PS: Though this event is geared at teenagers, you are invited to watch along with them!