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Mr. Burr, Principal
217 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4270
Fax: 609.806.4271
Guidance: 609.806.4272


JOHN WITHERSPOON MIDDLE SCHOOL

English as a Second Language - Grades 6-8

Andrea Brachfeld, ESL Teacher      images-1.jpgE-Mail:  andrea_brachfeld@monet.prs.k12.nj.us
Telephone: 609-806-4222 Ext. 3 (8:35 am – 2:55 pm)        VoiceMail #: Ext. 5805
Room Number: G-102
 

September 6, 2012

HOMEWORK- all grades- bring in any papers or supplies by Monday Sept. 10.

Sept. 7
All grades:
Bring in all supplies by Monday.
Sept. 20
ESL 6,7,8
Finish your first draft of your stories

Sept. 21

7th- WS .p 105-108, 141-142
8th- WS 104-108, 141-142

Sept. 27
6th, 7th- WS pages 3& 4
8th- WS p. 3&4, signed papers

Sept. 28
6th, 7th, 8th
Notebook check test - Monday
8th
WS p. 109-112

Oct. 2
7th- signed notebook check test
ESL 3 Unit1 Part 1 test Wednesday- TB p.20 WS p. 9
6th-ESL 2 Unit 1 Part 1 test Wednesday
Notebook check test signed
ESL 3 Unit 1 Part 1 test WS p. 9 TB p. 20

Oct. 4
7th- complete third draft of prompt-birthday story
ESL 2- signed test
6th- ESL 3 signed test
Third draft due Friday- birthday story

Oct 12
7th ESL 3 signed test
Oct 15
7th & 8th
Study for the noun test on Tuesday

Oct 16
7th- ESL 3 Answer questions in TB . p 25-29
Oct 22
7th ESL 3 WS p. 23 Wednesday Uni1 1 test
6th ESL 2& 3 Wednesday Unit 1 test.

Oct 25
7th

ESL 1, 2, &3- Punctuation sheets p. 5, 7-12
Noun sheets p. 109-112
ESL 3- Unit 1 test Monday

Oct 26

7th-
ESL 1, 2, & 3- Noun WS. p. 114-118
ESL 3- Unit test Monday

6th
ESL 1, 2, & 3
Writing WS p. 6
Noun test next Friday Nov. 2
8th
ESL 2 unit 3 test Monday
ESL 1, 2, & 3- Writing WS p. 6-12
                                Noun WS p. 113-118

Nov. 5
6th grade
Writing sheets- p. 5, 7-12
Pronoun sheets- p. 114-118
Notebook check test Tuesday Nov. 6

7th

ESL 1- TB p. 17 letter D
All levels- Notebook check test Tuesday Nov. 6
Writing sheets p. 6
Noun test- Friday

8th
All levels- Notebook check test Tuesday Nov. 6
Writing sheets- p. 6-12- due Thursday
Pronoun sheets- p. 113-118 due Friday

Nov. 9

7th
Finish pronoun packet- due next Friday- Nov. 16
6th
Writing packet WS p. 11 &12- due next Thursday Nov. 15
8th
Finish pronoun packet- due next Friday- Nov. 16

Nov. 12
7th
ESL 1 & 3- finish Shining Star
8th
ESL 1.2.&3- signed notebook check test

Nov. 14
7th
ESL 1 test Monday
ESL 1, 2, & 3
Finish the pronoun packet
Signed notebook check test
6th
Signed notebook check test
Writing WS p.11 & 12
8th
Finish the pronoun packet
Signed notebook check test
ESL 3-Unit test- Monday

Nov. 15
7th- all levels
Writing WS . 13-16 due Nov. 29
Comma, colon, and semi-colon test Nov. 29
Finished birthday story due Nov. 16

6th-all levels
Writing WS . 13-16 due Nov. 29
Comma, colon, and semi-colon test Nov. 29
Finished birthday story due Nov. 16

7th
ESL 1 signed test
ESL 3- Unit test Monday
All levels:
Comma , colon, and semi- colon test, Writing WS p. 13-16-  Nov 29
Pronoun test Nov. 30
6th
All levels:
Comma , colon, and semi- colon test, Writing WS p. 13-16-  Nov 29
Pronoun test Nov. 30
8th
ESL 2- signed test
All levels:
Comma , colon, and semi- colon test, Writing WS p. 13-16-  Nov 29
Pronoun test Nov. 30

Nov. 29
The pronoun test has been postponed until next Friday.

Nov 30
All grades- all levels-
Notebook check test - Monday
Pronoun test- Friday- Dec. 7

Dec. 6
ESL 7
Last draft of Birthday story due Friday
Pronoun test- Friday
6th
No HW
8th
Last draft of Birthday story due Friday
Pronoun test- Friday
ESL 3-All Unit 5 work due- Monday

Dec. 12
8th- ESL 3 Unit 5 test Thursday

1/3/13
7th & 8th
Dialogue and punctuation packet p. 17-22 due tomorrow

1/4/13
7th
Adj worksheets p. 139, 140, 141, 11, 330
6th
Adj WS's p. 137 & 130

1/9/13

ESL 7
ESL 2& 3- unit test Monday

ESL 6
ESL 2- Unit test Monday
All signed papers due 1/10

1/10/13
7th
all levels- signed papers hyphen worksheets p. 23 & 24
6th
Punctuation WS p. 18. 19. 20

1/24
6th,7th, &8th
Apostrophe WS's 25, 26, 27

1/28/13

8th grade- ESL 3 Unit 6 part 1 test Tuesday- tomorrow

1/29/13
All Grades
Notebook check test Thursday

1/31/13
6th grade - hyphen WS's 23 and 24

2/1/13
7th grade - pages 411,412, 413 due Monday
Adverb test on Friday 2/8/13

8th grade - Adverb test Friday 2/8/13
Finish adverb worksheets - due Monday

2/4/13
7th grade - all levels - Gets tests signed, Adverb test Friday
6th Grade - all levels - Get letter and tests signed.
    ESL 2 - Unit 3, Part 1 test tomorrow
8th grade - all levels - Adverb test Friday, tests and letter signed

2/5/13
7th Grade - Get letter signed.  Adverb test Friday,
8th Grade - Adverb test Friday.
2/6
8th ESL 2 -signed papers

2/7/13
7th grade - Punctuation test next Thurs. 2/14
6th Grade - Punctuation test next Thurs. 2/14
8th Grade - Punctuation test next Thurs. 2/14, finish punctuation review packet

2/14
8th- signed tests

2/15
7th grade - Test signed.  Pages 49 and 50 of the interjection packet.  7-1 ---- Unit 3 test on Weds., Feb. 20.
6th grade - Test signed.  Pages 151, 152 and 161 in interjection packet.

8th
Interjections- p. 151, 152
Prepositions- p. 146, 147, 148

2/20/13
6th, 7th, 8th
Punctuation retest Thursday

2/22/13
7th - conjunctions - pg. 153,154, 155, 156
      prepositions - pg. 146, 147, 148, 149

8th- Interjection WS p. 161, 49-letters D & E
Preposition WS p. 149, 150, 40, 100

2/26/13
7th- signed adverb test

6th, 7th, 8th
Notebook check test Friday

2/28/13
7th- all capitalization sheets(7) due Monday
ESL 3 Unit 3 part 1 test Monday

Grade 6
All capitalization sheets due Monday

3-1-13
7th grade - Prepositions pgs 39,40, 60 and 100. Conjunc - pgs 159-160 due Monday
6th grade - Conjunctions pkt. pages 153, 154 and 157 - due Mon.
8th grade - prepositions page 60, interjections 49(f) and 50(g) due Monday.

3-5-13
6th Grade - Vocabulary part of Unit 1 test tomorrow.
7th grade - ESL 1 and 3 - answers to questions in textbook

3/7/13
7th- second draft of story due tomorrow- Friday
     Plurals worksheets due tomorrow.
6th - signed tests, plurals worksheets due tomorrow
8th- Plurals worksheets due tomorrow.

3/8/13
7th - conjunctions pg 157, 158, prepos - pgs 81,82,73,74,113,114 due Monday
3/13/13
Grade 8

ESL 1&2 WS p. 79
ESL 3 - Vocab p.2 & 3
New ending to story
Grammar p.325-327
WS p. 79
3/14/13
7th ESL 1- signed Unit 4 test

3/18
All grades- Notebook check test Wednesday.

3/21
6th WS p. 35
3/22
6th WS p. 160

4/1
7th & 8th-signed notebook check, signed prep. test

4/2
6th- tranlate "Earthquakes" , signed notebook check test

7th & 8th- simple present WS's p. 48,51,52,53

3/4/13
6th- TB p. 69- answer questions

5/6/13
7th grade ESL 2 Unit 3 test tomorrow Tuesday

5/13/13

7th
ESL 2 signed test
6th
ESL 1- unit 2 test Tuesday

5/15/13
7th- ESL 3 Unit 4 part 1 test Monday

5/21
7th
ESL 3 signed slave stories and Unit 4 part 1 tests

5/31
7th ESL 3 signed papers (3)







UNEXUSABLE REASONS TO NOT DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!



I Didn't Do My Homework Because...
Guest Author - Victoria Abreo

*I didn't do my history homework because I don't believe in dwelling on the past.

*I didn't want the other kids in the class to look bad.

*A sudden gust of wind blew my homework out of my hand and I never saw it again.

*Another pupil fell in a lake and I jumped in to rescue him. Unfortunately, my homework drowned.

*Our furnace broke and we had to burn my homework to keep ourselves from freezing.

*I'm not at liberty to say why.

*It was destroyed in a freak accident involving a hippo, a toaster, and a bag of frozen peas. You don't want to know the details.

*I have a solar-powered calculator, and it was cloudy.

*I made a paper plane out of it and it got hijacked.

*My mom used it as a dryer sheet.

*My agent won't allow me to publish my homework until the movie deal is finalized.

*It's against my religion to do any homework.

*I was abducted by green-skinned, three-eyed, pig-snouted space aliens, and they incinerated my homework with their death rays.

*My parents were sick and unable to do my homework last night. Don't worry, they have been suitably punished.

*We had homework?!

*I didn't want to add to your already heavy workload.

*I spent the night at a rally supporting higher pay for our hard-working teachers.