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Please consult my web page for long-term assignment information as well as basic classroom news. Daily homework is posted on the homework calendar. 




Vocabulary quizzes are given every Friday of a full, scheduled week. 

Interactive online vocabulary activities are available by visiting :

username: first initial and last name

password: bears100initials 


If you are absent during a full, scheduled week of school, login to your Sadlier account and complete the assigned exercises each day. If you submit the exercises, I can give you classwork/effort points for your work.




The independent reading book should be in school each school day and especially on Friday. It should be at least 150 pages of mostly text and at a sixth grade ( or above) reading level. The book must also be approved by your parents.


 Grade 8


Book Review II is due on February 4, 2022




Grade 7


 Book Review I is due on December 3, 2021



Grade 6


Book Review I is due on January 14, 2021




1. Complete all homework and classwork on time.

2.  Practice for tests.

3. Memorize the required information (facts and material).

4.  Participate in class.

5.  Maintain focus during class.

6. Always give your best effort.

7.  Be prepared with all the materials each day.

8.  Persevere on complicated problems.




Please check the grade portal.  It will be kept as current as possible.


All classes will be using the 6+1 Traits to develop their writing skills: Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Voice, Conventions,  Fluency, and Presentation.


We will use the MLA format for research, citations, and submission organization.

You can contact me at 973-827-7126 extension 206

or send me an email at