Language Arts

Fourth Quarter

We've made it to fourth quarter! 
The students are studying The Value of Work. 

They have been reading memoirs and discussing theme and how their stories connect to the ideas of the unit that we've been working on and discussing in class.

Students will be taking a written test in regards to their memoirs on May 12. As they prepare for high school, this test will be timed (40 minutes). An email was sent home in regards to the test.

As a class we read 'One Last Time', a story by Gary Soto about his working days as a young man.


The students are writing a thematic essay for their final paper. It is due Wednesday May 24, complete with the rubric given to them and their rough draft.



The 8th grade recognition ceremony will be held Monday June 5 in the MAC here at BDMHS. The students will depart for Washington D.C Monday night on June 5!