Class Announcements

                                                                         February  25, 2020

            We have begun our research paper for this term. Students have selected their topics. The requirements are different for 7th and 8th grade. With that said, it is imperative that students focus and stay on task so that each group has sufficient time to receive lessons and feedback. Moreover, due to our goal to conserve paper and copies, students will complete all steps of composing a  research paper online in Google Classroom.

Additionally, students are required to create a poster sized plot diagram of the book they are reading during silent reading. This project is due on February 26.

Thank you for your support!

Our goals for the remainder of the year are to organize our binders and lockers, and to focus in class. Please check students agendas daily for homework assignments and messages.

In reading we will turn our focus to reading A Single Shard. This book is part of our field trip to the University of Michigan NAM Center field trip grant on March 13. Students will be reading in groups and are REQUIRED to read the book before the field trip. 

In history, we are moving on to study reconstruction post Civil War. Students have regular-every other day- reading study guides on Google Classroom  which support the daily lecture and in-class activities..


Please note: 8th graders should be studying for approximately one hour or more per night. Please refer to the homework schedule. IXL is a useful tool to support classroom lessons. Google Classroom is utilized for history as well as spelling and reading.

I have started a page that will assist me in engaging the children in rigorous and relevant lessons. I purchase the escape rooms which require higher-order thinking than note-taking as well as similar lessons from Teachers Pay Teachers. These lessons are created by both practicing teachers as well as teachers with degrees in curriculum who for a multitude of reasons no longer work inside the classroom. It is a wonderful means to share best practices and to bring diverse learning modalities to the classroom for my students. Thank you for your support. Martha-Spain-28909?utm_campaign=ClassFund%20Page

Please bring a set of headphones for computer class. Thank you in advance.From Mrs. Lary


Mrs. Spain

Mrs. Spain’s Classroom Supply List

General Supplies

·         Pocket folders for specials, as assigned by teacher (You will need one for choir, at least)

·         Textbook covers (one for every textbook)

·         Academy students will be using the IC planner in the 2018-2019  school year. Please bring the money to pay for your planner on the first day of school. The cost will be $5.


ELA, Reading, and History

·         2 packs of #2 pencils Cap erasers

·         2 erasers

·         2 packs of college-ruled, loose-leaf paper

·         Scissors

·         2 glue sticks

·         Colored pencils

·         1 pack of 5 highlighters

·         Pencil pouch with zipper or pencil box to carry supplies

·         3 sets of pocket dividers

·         4 packs of index cards (3x5)

·         Several pens: black, blue, and red

·         3 spiral bound notebooks

·         3 3 ring binders 1 and 1/2 inches (one for each class: ELA, Reading, and History)

·         4 Boxes of tissues

·         Package of 8-10 markers

·         3 three-prong duo tang pocket folders

·         Personal-sized stapler (not required, but definitely helpful!)

·         3 pack of bleach wipes

·         1 Pack of sharpie markers

·         Items to help organize your locker

·         Lock for locker, if desired. Remember, you will need to leave your locker combination or extra key with Mrs. Spain

·         All Academy students are expected to have a planner in class daily. The IC planner will be used in the Academy.

·         Expo markers

Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Students have selected a Native American tribe to research.  The tri-fold poster is due on Monday, October 16, 2017. Students will present their findings. Packets were given today with information regarding the project complete with graphic organizers and checklists to ensure success. I am looking forward to the findings of their research and the completed projects.

Immaculate Conception Schools Grading Scale 

A   93%--100%

B   83%--92%

C   72%--82%

D   60%--71%

        F    59% and below

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