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Mrs. Eileen Kirk

Sixth Grade

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ABOUT ME


Welcome to my page!

St. James’ mission to empower every learner to achieve personal excellence while growing in faith and love represents my motivation for working in Catholic school and the reason I am so excited to be a part of the St. James community. I believe that every student should be nurtured to reach his or her full potential through faith, excellence, leadership, and service to prepare for success in high school and beyond. My goal is to prepare students to become leaders and change the world. By capitalizing on the rich tradition of excellence, we can give students a strong foundation and the most cutting-edge strategies and resources to position them well for their promising futures.

I attended Catholic school my entire life. It began at Our Lady of Destiny grade school, moving to Resurrection High School, and on to The University of Dayton for undergrad. Currently, I am completing my MA in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton Faith is such an integral part of my schooling, and I am very blessed to be able to continue that in my career. This will be my 11th year as an educator with 5 years in public school, and now, this will begin my 6th in Catholic.

I have a wonderful husband, Steve, and we have been married for 8 years. I have two amazing children, Bobby and Liliana. Bobby is a 1st grader here at St. James, and Liliana will start here next year for PreK4. We also have an adorable West Highland Terrier dog named Monty. We are all so happy to be a part of the St. James community!

CURRENT NEWS


3/21: Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences

3/22: No classes for students – SIP day

3/24: Mrs. Kirk’s Birthday

3/25-3/29: Spring Break

4/1: Classes Resume; Community Prayer; Pizza with a Purpose

4/3: Eligibility Check

4/5: Mass

4/8-4/12: Aspire Testing Week

4/12: Midterm

4/18: Holy Thursday

4/19: Good Friday – No school

4/21: Easter

4/22: Easter Monday – No school

4/23-4/24: NCEA Conference – No school for Students

 

HOMEWORK


Tuesday, 6/4:

Reading: Finish chapter 12 if not completed in class; MUST have blue literature book turned in by tomorrow or bring $80

ELA: Finish Final copy of your fictional story (no ability to make this up!)

Social Studies: Finish one-pager  if not done in class

Monday, 6/3:

Reading: Finish chapter 11 if not completed in class; Bring Literature Book from home back (blue cover)

ELA: None

Social Studies: Finish reading 9.2 and complete 1-4 in the section review

Friday, 5/31:

White Pines (see Tuesday, 5/28 for homework assignments)

Thursday, 5/30:

White Pines

Wednesday, 5/29:

White Pines

Tuesday, 5/28:

Reading: Finish reading ch. 10 in Roll of Thunder (Due Monday)

ELA: Finish 1st draft of fiction story (Due Monday)

Social Studies: None

Monday, 5/27:

Memorial Day – No school

Friday, 5/24:

No school

Thursday, 5/23:

Reading: None

ELA: None

Social Studies: None

Wednesday, 5/22:

Reading: Reader Response 92 on p. 143 if not completed in class

ELA: Plot Map – finish if not completed in class 

Social Studies: Study for 9.1 quiz (open book)

Tuesday, 5/21:

Reading: Reader Response 91 on p. 143 of not completed in class

ELA: Have your fiction story idea ready to go tomorrow (it does not need to be written – just ready to go for your plot map)

Social Studies: 9.1 section review 1-7 if you did not finish in class

Monday, 5/20:

Reading: None

ELA: None

Social Studies: Finish reading 306-308 if not completed in class

Friday, 5/17:

Reading: Finish chapter 8 and the questions if not completed in class

ELA: None

Social Studies: Notes (on pgs. 303-305) and vocab cards if not completed in class 

Thursday, 5/16:

Reading: Reader Response 90 on p. 141 if not completed in class (2 book conferences due tomorrow!)

ELA: Study for unit 13 vocabulary test

Social Studies: None

Wednesday, 5/15:

Reading: Reader response 89 on p. 141 if not completed in class

ELA: Vocabulary Unit 13 due tomorrow

Social Studies: Study for chapter 8 test! Use the handout to help you study

Tuesday, 5/14:

Reading: Finish Chapter 7 questions if not completed in class

1.Why were the last few days of school before Christmas difficult for Cassie?

2.Why didn’t Papa want to back people’s credit with his land?

3.What did Jeremy give Stacey?

4.What papers did Big Ma sign?

5.Why did Mr. Jamison want to back the people’s credit?

6.What did Mr. Granger say to the Logans?

ELA: Vocabulary Unit 13 due Thursday, test Friday

Social Studies: Finish Ch. 8 Review – 19-22; 26-27 (test Thursday)

Monday, 5/13:

Reading: Reader Response 88 on p. 139 if not completed in class (book conferences due Friday!)

ELA: Study for Prefix quiz tomorrow (use study guide!); Vocab unit 13 due on Thursday – test Friday – don’t forget to level!

Social Studies: Finish chapter 8 review questions if not completed in class (1-18)

Friday, 5/10:

Reading: None, but book conferences end Friday, My 17th!

ELA: None, but vocab unit 13 is due Thursday, May 16th

Social Studies: None

Thursday, 5/9:

Reading: Reader Response 87 on p. 139 if not completed in class

ELA: None

Social Studies: Finish 8.4 review (1-7); Study for 8.4 quiz tomorrow!

Wednesday, 5/8:

Reading: Reader Response 86 on p. 137 if not completed in class

ELA: Finish Prefix Wheel if not done in class

Social Studies: Finish reading unit 8.4 if not finished in class

Tuesday, 5/7:

Reading: Finish reading chapter 4 in Roll of Thunder and complete your annotations on a separate sheet of paper. Remember, you need to symbol, page number, and thoughts attached to annotation symbol

ELA: None

Social Studies: Finish reading 287-289 if not completed in class. Finish vocabulary cards for the section as well.

Monday, 5/6:

Reading: Reader Response 85 on p. 137 in your composition book if not completed in class

ELA: None

Social Studies: None

Friday: 5/3:

Reading: Finish reading chapter 3 and write a reflection on your reactions to the chapter if not completed in class

ELA: None

Social Studies: None (make sure your partner presentation is ready to go for Monday)

Thursday, 5/2:

Reading: Reader Response 84 on p. 135 of your composition book if not completed in class

ELA: Study for vocabulary test – unit 12 (tomorrow)

Social Studies: study for 8.3 quiz

Wednesday, 5/1:

Reading: Reader response 83 on p. 135 in your composition book if not completed in class

ELA: Vocabulary unit 12 due tomorrow (don’t forget levels); test Friday!

Social Studies: Roman Leader Power Ranking Presentation due tomorrow 

Tuesday, 4/30:

Reading: Finish reading chapter 2 in Roll of Thunder and finish the diction analysis on ch. 2 if not completed in class

ELA: Vocabulary Unit 12 due Thursday; test Friday

Social Studies: None, but quiz is on Friday

Monday, 4/29:

Reading: Reader Response 82 on p. 131 if not completed in class

ELA: Finish Apostrophe example from reading and example from writing if not completed in class; vocabulary unit 12 due Thursday; test Friday – make sure you level the words!

Social Studies: None

Thursday, 4/25:

Reading: Finish reading chapter 1 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Finish reader response 81 on page 131 if not completed in class

ELA: None (vocabulary unit 12 due May 2)

Social Studies: None

Wednesday, 4/17:

Reading: reader response 79 on p. 129 if not completed in class

ELA: Finish plate examples from reading and writing if not completed in class

Social Studies: Finish reading and taking notes on 273-276; study for 8.2 quiz

Tuesday, 4/16:

Reading: None

ELA: None

Social Studies: reading pages 269-272 and finish taking notes and make all 6 vocabulary index cards if not completed in class

Monday, 4/15:

Reading: Reader Response 78 on p. 123 of not completed in class

ELA: None

Social Studies: 8.1 Review 1-6 if not completed in class

Friday, 4/12:

Reading: Finish imitation poem – must be 6 stanzas with 4 lines each stanza. It also must follow an (abab), (abcb), or (abac) pattern

ELA: None

Social Studies: None

Thursday, 4/11:

Reading: Reader response 77 on p. 123 if not completed in class

ELA: None

Social Studies: Study for chapter 7 test (open book)

Wednesday, 4/10:

Reading: Reader Response 76 on p. 121 if not completed in class

English: None

Social Studies: Study for Chapter 7 test (open book)

Tuesday, 4/9:

Reading: None

ELA: None

Social Studies: None – open book chapter test Friday

Monday, 4/8:

Reading: Reader response 74 on p. 121 if not finished in class

ELA: None

Social Studies: None – open book chapter test Friday

Friday, 4/5:

Reading: None – get plenty of sleep for the Aspire reading test Monday!

ELA: None

Social Studies: Chapter 7 Review 18-24 and 27-29

Thursday, 4/4:

Reading: Reader Response 74 on p. 117 if not completed in class

ELA: Finish typing personal narrative on Google Docs if not finished in class; vocab unit 11 test tomorrow

Social Studies: Finish 1-15 on chapter review if not completed in class

Wednesday, 4/3:

Reading: Reader response 73 on p. 117 if not completed in class

ELA: Finish editing 3rd draft to get it to where you would like (remember: minimum 5 paragraphs); vocab unit 11 due tomorrow (Test Friday)

Social Studies: 7.3 Review (1-6); study for quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, 4/2:

Reading: None

ELA: Vocabulary Unit 11 due Thursday; test Friday

Social Studies: None

Monday, 4/1:

Reading: Reader Response 72 on page 115 if not completed in class

ELA: None (vocabulary unit 11 is due Thursday)

Social Studies: None

 

Vocabulary Workshop

We have finished vocabulary for the year!

 

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