Feb
20
Feb 24

Week Eight, February 20th-24th

Hello Parents and Students,

This week students will continue to read the short novel, Seedfolks. If they lose their copy of the book, then they can click here to download a new copy.

We will be studying characterization and character development in our i-Ready books. If students are absent, they need to complete pages 61-68 at home.

As always, students' reading logs are due on Friday with a parent's signature.

Best,

Mr. McCurry

Jan
30
Feb 10

Week Five and Six, January 30th- Febuary 10th

Parents and Students,

The closer we get to Mardi Gras break the more we need to accomplish in the classroom.

Students will have a test on "Love that Dog," the book of poetry we have been reading in class, on Wednesday, February 8th. Students will receive a study guide in class and will get ten bonus points on their test if they complete their study guide.

Our poetry project will also be due on Friday, February 10th.

As always students should be reading twenty minutes every night as their main homework assignment and writing three to five sentences about what they have read in their reading logs.

Best,

Mr. McCurry 

Jan
23
Jan 27

Week Four, January 23-27

Parents and Students,

This week we venture into students' favorite subject - poetry. This week and next week we will be making poetry fun, accessible, and creative through our very own poetry project. Students will not only be reading and analyzing poetry, they will also write their own poems.

We are continuing to work in our i-ready books; this week kids are completing pages 145-150. As always the homework reading log is due on Friday with a parent's signature for full credit. 

Best,

Mr. McCurry

Jan
16
Jan 20

Week Three, January 17-20

Hello Students and Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed our country's only nationally recognized day of service on Monday. Starting Tuesday we are back in the classroom working to meet our goal of all students passing the i-leap and 85% of students scoring basic or above. This week's homework and test schedule:

Thank you to parents who signed all of our students' new class syllabus. Our new policies and procedures have produced an even more productive classroom than we had before and we are well on our way to accomplishing our goals.

Best,

Mr McCurry 

Jan
10
Jan 13

Second Week of the Second Semester

Hello Parents and Students,

We had a great first week back integrating our new policies and procedures into the classroom. This week we will continue that work while focusing on building and understanding arguments. The week's homework and assignments are as follows:

  • The students received i-ready books this week. Pages 179-186 are due by the end of the week. This will count as a test grade.
  • Students' reading logs are due on Friday with a parent's signature. If students are saying they do not have a book, they will be going to the library Wednesday and I have a library in my classroom, so there should be no excuses.

Best,

Mr. McCurry

Jan
3
Jan 6

The First Week of the Second Semester

It's hard to believe we are already halfway through the year. I hope everyone enjoyed their time off because we are hitting the ground running! The week's homework and test schedule can be found below:

Best,

Mr. McCurry

Nov
13
Nov 18

Weekly Homework and Class Update: November 14th-18th

Parents and Students,

Congratulations on all your hard work through the first third of this 6th grade school year. After Thanksgiving the year will start to fly by, so let us make sure that we are staying on top of our homework and keeping our grades where they should be. 

Your homework this week is to complete your reading log. Remember, you should be reading (hopefully, something that challenges you) twenty minutes every night and writing three to five sentences about what you have read. Parents, please sign your student's reading log on Thursday night. 

Our test on Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day" will be on Wednesday. 

Tutoring is always open during lunch to make up failed assignments or to get extra help with previous lessons. Tutoring is available in the mornings and afternoons by appointment.

Best,

Mr. McCurry 

"Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise" -Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Sep
26
7:30 am07:30

Weekly Homework, September 26th - September 30th

Hello Parents and Students,

We are heading into our seventh full week of school. Just a quick reminder that students have a late take in on Wednesday and do not have to be at school until 10:00.

As always our homework is to read twenty minutes every night and record 3-5 sentences about what you've read in your reading log. Reading logs are due on Friday with a parent's signature. 

Best,

Mr. McCurry

Sep
19
Sep 23

Weekly Homework

Students and Parents,

As interim report cards come out later this week it would be good to remind ourselves that turning in homework on a weekly basis is the difference between a B and an A.

Shout out to sixth and seventh period for having the highest number of students bring in their homework! 

Challenge: The period that has the highest number of students turn in their homework this Friday, September 23rd, gets a cookie party. 

Students, do you accept this challenge?

Best, 

Mr. McCurry

Sep
13
Sep 16

iready Diagnostic Test and Test on "The Bracelet"

Parents and Students,

Either Thursday or Friday of this week, the students will be heading to the school's brand new computer lab to take their iready diagnostic tests. This test will show students what grade level they are reading at. It is of the utmost importance that students take this test seriously as it allows me to gauge where they are in their learning journeys.

Also, students are currently reading a piece of historical fiction called "The Bracelet." They will be having an assessment on this text either Thursday or Friday. The day of the test all depends on which day we can secure the computer lab.

As always, please feel free to email me or call me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Best,

Mr. McCurry

christopher.mccurry@jppss.k12.la.us

Sep
13
Sep 16

Weekly Homework

Parents and Students,

As this week comes and goes, 16.6% of the overall school year will have been completed: the year is moving by so quickly! 

One part of making sure that our students continue to do well in English as the year moves along is making sure that they are completing their weekly homework reading log.

As always, students should be reading for twenty minutes every night and writing three to five sentences about what they have read in their weekly reading log. Students can click here if they lose their copy.

Please email me or call me if you have any questions or concerns regarding our classroom.

Best,

Mr. McCurry

Sep
9
7:30 am07:30

Test on "A Glory over Everything" by Ann Petry and Weekly Homework

Hello Students and Parents,

I hope everyone is excited to get into the full swing of things now that Labor Day has come and past. 

This week's homework is the same as always: read for twenty-minutes every night and write three to five sentences about what you have read in your weekly reading log. Remember to get this reading log signed by a parent or guardian for full credit. 

On Friday, September 9th, we will be having a test on a biography of Harriet Tubman. The text students should study is "A Glory Over Everything" by Ann Petry. They should be keeping this text in their reading folders. 

Best,

Mr. McCurry

Aug
26
7:00 am07:00

First Class Test, Friday

Hello again students of Adams Middle,

Our first class test is on Friday, August 26th. This assessment will gauge how well you have understood "Storm" by Gary Paulsen. It will also measure your ability to differentiate between biography, autobiography, and fiction. The test will include multiple choice questions, matching, and a written essay. Happy Studying!

Best, 

Mr. McCurry

Aug
21
Aug 26

Homework, August 22-26th

Hello parents and students,

As we look forward to our second full week of Middle School, let us also remember our homework. Students' homework is to read for twenty minutes every night and to write three to five sentences about what they have read into their weekly reading log. Before students turn in their homework they should have it signed by a parent to verify that they have completed the work. Here is a link to the assignment in case student's lose their copy. 

 

Happy Reading!

Best,

Mr. McCurry

 

Aug
19
7:30 am07:30

Brown Bag Biography Project

On Friday, students will present their brown bag biography projects to the class. Students should have already received a brown bag from me to put their special items in. This is a great way for everyone to start off the year with a strong A! Remember students, reading logs are also due in class on Friday. Reading logs must be signed by a parent. Happy Wednesday night and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning!