Elmore Park Middle School

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Welcome to Elmore Park Middle School!!!

 

This is my 11th year of teaching and my 5th year at EPMS.   I am extremely excited about the upcoming school year and the learning!  I am a Special Education Teacher in the 7th & 8th Grade English Language Arts Classes, a Reading Learning Lab, and I will be co-sponsoring the EPMS Cheer Team again this year with Mrs. Currey.  My webpage has links to enable easy access to both 7th and 8th Grade ELA classroom assignments.  I am looking forward to working with you and your children this year!

Mrs. Weeks

Email:  aweeks@bartlettschools.org

 

 

 

 

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Week of 11/30-12/4/2020

  • Learning Lab:   Skill Focus/Fact and Opinion  "Drip Free!"
  • Log into Testnav and take the assigned progress monitoring assessments
  • L.L. Assignments for the week are available in CURVE for virtual access
  • Zooms:  Refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times this week.  In addition, I will have Language Arts & Learning Lab Support Zooms: Wed. 11:30 7th Grade & Thursday 11:30 8th Grade
  • Reach out to me with any questions or to set up a Zoom for assistance at aweeks@bartlettschools.org.

Week of 11/16-11/20/2020:

Week of 11/16-11/20/2020:  Drawing Conclusions/Predicting Outcomes "Lost Dog!"
  • Log into Testnav and take the assigned progress monitoring asseessments
  • L.L. Assignments for the week are available in CURVE for virtual access
  • Zooms:  Refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times this week.  In addition, I will have ELA Support Zooms Wed. 11:30 7th Grade, Thursday 11:30 8th Grade
  • Reach out to me with any questions or to set up a Zoom for assistance at aweeks@bartlettschools.org.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Week of 11/2-11/6/2020:

Week of 11/2-11/6/2020:   Skill Focus:  Drawing Conclusions/Predicting Outcomes "The Floating Palace"
Log into Testnav and take the assigned progress monitoring, L.L. Assignments for the week are in CURVE,  and  Reach out to me with any questions or to set up a Zoom for assistance at aweeks@bartlettschools.org.
Zooms: 7th Grade Language Arts Support:  Wed.11:30-12:00, 8th Grade Language Arts Support:  Thurs. 11:30-12:00, Refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times

Learning Lab Week of 10/26-10/30/2020:

Week of 10/26-10/30/2020:   First week on Skill Focus of Drawing Conclusions/Predicting Outcomes.   We will utilize the text, "The Steamboat Sultana." Assignments for the week are in CURVE.  You will also need to log into Testnav and take the assigned progress monitoring early this week.  Reach out to me with any questions or to set up a Zoom for assistance at aweeks@bartlettschools.org.
Zooms: 7th Grade Language Arts Support:  Wed.11:30-12:00, 8th Grade Language Arts Support:  Thurs. 11:30-12:00, Refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times

Q2 Week of 10/19-10/23/2020:

Week of 10/19-10/23/2020:   Final week on Skill Focus of Comparing and Contrasting.   We will utilize the texts, "How Would You Get There?" and the Comprehension Book, Mexico City and Boston.   It is expected that you complete the assignment on p. 31 in your Making Connections Workbook, and the audio and Steps 1-3 in CURVE will guide you if you need further assistance. Guidance for the Comprehension Book is also in CURVE and you will need your Reading Journal for these assignments.  You will also need to log into Testnav and take the assigned progress monitoring early this week please.  Reach out to me with any questions at aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting times this week.
Zooms: Learning Lab-Wed.11:30-12:00, Additional Support for 8th ELA-Thurs. 11:30-12:00 & 7th ELA-Fri. 11:30-12:00, Please refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times

Week of 10/5-10/9/2020:

Week of 10/5-10/9/2020:  If you have taken the Aimsweb Fall Benchmark, you will have need to log into Testnav and take the assigned progress monitoring. Skill Focus:  Compare and Contrast utilizing the text, "Dear Diary."  It is expected that you complete each day's assignment in your Making Connections Workbook then enter Steps 1-5 online into the Curve platform. Please reach out to me with any questions at aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting times this week.
Zooms: Learning Lab-Wed.11:30-12:00, Additional Support for 8th ELA-Thurs. 11:30-12:00 & 7th ELA-Fri. 11:30-12:00, Please refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times

Week of 9/28-10/2/2020:

If you have taken the Aimsweb Fall Benchmark, you will have need to log into Testnav and take the assigned progress monitoring. Skill Focus:  Compare and Contrast utilizing the text, "New London:  Then and Now."  It is expected that you complete each day's assignment in your Making Connections Workbook then enter Steps 1-5 online into the Curve platform. Please reach out to me with any questions at aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting times this week.
Zooms: Learning Lab-Wed.11:30-12:00, Additional Support for 8th ELA-Thurs. 11:30-12:00 & 7th ELA-Fri. 11:30-12:00, Please refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times

Week of 9/21-9/25/2020:

This week in Making Connections we will begin our focus on the skill of Compare and Contrast utilizing the text, "My Ancestor Hannah."  All 5 days of assignments are open in Curve.   It is expected that you complete each day's assignment in your Workbook then enter assignments online into the Curve platform. Please reach out to me with any questions at aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting times this week.
Zooms: Learning Lab-Wed.11:30-12:00, Additional Support for 8th ELA-Thurs. 11:30-12:00 & 7th ELA-Fri. 11:30-12:00, Please refer to EPMS Zoom Schedule for Regular 7th & 8th Grade ELA Zoom Times

Week of 9/14-9/18/2020:

This week in Making Connections we will complete our focus on the skill of Main Idea utilizing the text, "Creepy Lizards from Planet Nine" and "Rock Climbing."  I will have all 5 days of assignments open in Curve.   It is expected that you complete each day's assignment in your Workbook then enter assignments online into the Curve platform. Please reach out to me with any questions at aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting times this week.
Zooms:  Learning Lab-Wed.11:30-12:00, 7th & 8th Grade ELA-Refer to  EPMS Zoom Schedule

Week of 9/8-9/11/2020:

7th and 8th Grade Classrooms:  Please follow Co-Teacher's Link on this page for Weekly Updates and Information.
Learning Lab Classroom:  This week in Making Connections  we will continue our focus on the skill of Main Idea utilizing the text, "Director's Diary."  I have opened all 5 days of assignments.  Monday/Labor Day:  No school, but you can complete Steps 1 & 2 easily on Tuesday.  There is an audio provided for you to listen to as you follow along in your Workbook.  It is expected that you complete each day's assignment as designated in your Workbook then enter assignments online into the Curve platform after completion of the day's activity in the workbook.   Please reach out to me at aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting time this week.  
Zoom:  Learning Lab-Wed. & Friday 11:30-12:00, 7th & 8th Grade ELA-Refer to  EPMS Zoom Schedule

Week of 8/24-8/28/2020

ELA 7th and 8th Grade Classrooms:  Please follow Co-Teacher's Link on this page for Weekly Updates and Information.
Learning Lab Classroom: This week we will begin Unit 1 in Making Connections. Our skill focus of Unit 1 is Main Idea, and we will be utilizing the text, "Maya's Big Break" daily this week.  I have opened all 5 days of assignments-labeled as Steps1-5- in Curve.  Ideally you will complete a Step/day, and there is an audio provided for you to listen to as you follow along in your Workbook and complete instructions provided for focus each day.  It is expected that you complete each day's assignment as designated in your Workbook whether in class or at home/virtually.  Step 5/Day 5 will include on online submission of your final products and culmination of the week's assignments utilizing the assigned text.  If you have any questions, as always, please reach out to me in class or virtually through email to aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting times.  

Week of 8/31-9/4/2020:

ELA 7th and 8th Grade Classrooms:  Please follow Co-Teacher's Link on this page for Weekly Updates and Information.
Learning Lab Classroom  This week in Making Connections  we will continue our focus on the skill of Main Idea utilizing the text, "Special Effects."  I have opened all 5 days of assignments-labeled as Steps1-5- in Curve.  Ideally you will complete a Step/day, and there is an audio provided for you to listen to as you follow along in your Workbook and complete instructions provided for focus each day.  It is expected that you complete each day's assignment as designated in your Workbook whether in class or at home/virtually.  In class, we will be entering our assignments online into the Curve platform after completion of the day's activity in the workbook.  Steps 1-4 include entering a text submission of your work and Step 5 will require you to utilize the attachment provided in Curve that mirrors your workbook.  If you have any questions, as always, please reach out to me in class or virtually through email to aweeks@bartlettschools.org or through our designated Zoom Meeting time this week.