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A Peek at This Week

Welcome to Mrs. Barragree's middle school website!


 We will be Studying:

*Note: There are tabs for each subject at the top of each webpage. These link to resources for you to use!*

Science: the Scientific Method: writing and critiquing an experiment

6th grade English: sentence fluency & voice; personification & narrator's point of view

8th grade English: diagramming sentences; subject complements

Extra Math Practice Recommendations:

  • Big Ideas green math textbook online!
  • KhanAcademy.org/mappers for your weekly practice once we have set this up at school
  • Khan Academy is available for extra practice, and also allows you to view teaching videos that explain how to do various types of math problems. Sign up and choose the grade level that you have just completed in school for a review of things you know and to learn a few skills you may have skipped!
  • XtraMath is great practice for anyone who wants to improve their memorization of their basic facts. In just 7-10 minutes a day, you will improve your skills and increase your speed on math computations! 


 Saint-of-the-Day & morning prayer:

For the Middle School daily assignments summary, follow this link. Be sure to select the 6th grade tab at the bottom of the sheet, and be careful to use the correct class period's row. Students are expected to write in their planners and be attentive to directions at school, as teachers will include additional details or updates in class.

For 6th grade Social Studies with Mrs. O'Dowd, follow this link to Mrs. O'Dowd's Website.

For previous years' 6th grade Reading and Writing with Mrs. Kelly, follow this link to Mrs. Kelly's Website.

Technology: Click this link for the Typing Club website used at school.


Tests & Major Projects This Week:

  • 8th grade English - diagramming & parts of speech quiz - Wednesday, September 25
  • Remember to complete 15 minutes of Membean practice at least 2 days per week (Monday-Sunday) from now until the end of the school year!

Materials We Will Need:

  • Brown Bottle auction items for the 6th grade basket (Christmas themed) - please send to school ASAP, but no later than October 18! If you prefer, you may also send a monetary donation in an envelope marked "6th grade Brown Bottle basket", or use this Woofu link.
  • clear Scotch tape on individual dispensers (set of 10 or so, but even just a couple will help!)
  • Each student needs to have a set of headphones or ear-buds at school daily.
  • Each student should have their own Texas Instruments TI-30XS Multiview calculator.

Notices for Parents:

Sign-ups are open for Parent-Teacher conferences (held September 26). Please see the link provided in the recent school newsletter. Sign up for any teacher(s) in the middle school that you would like to meet with!

Please check your child's planner EVERY DAY. This is the best way for us to communicate what your child needs to be completing for class.

Please be sure that your child is wearing the appropriate & complete uniform.

If your child will not be at school for a planned absence, please email or send a note to me ahead of time. If your child is ill, please email me or call the front office that morning by 8:00 to notify us.

Students NEED to have their basic 0-20 addition & subtraction facts and 0-12 multiplication and division facts WELL memorized. Please practice by using XtraMath.com daily at home until mastered. This only takes 7-10 minutes each day.


Upcoming Events:

September 25 - prayer service (not a full Mass)

September 26 - No School for students (Parent-Teacher conferences)

September 27 - No School

October 2 - all-school Mass

October 3 - blessing of the animals (7:30 a.m. outside in the courtyard between school and church)

October 9 - all-school Mass

October 9 - middle school Virtus e-safety presentation

October 11 - end of First Quarter

October 14 - No School for students (Teachers' School of Faith)

October 16 - all-school Mass

October 18 - deadline for 6th grade Brown Bottle auction basket donations (Christmas themed) Please send items earlier if at all possible!

October 23 - all-school Mass

October 30 - all-school Mass

October 31 - early dismissal (11:30)

October 31 - Brown Bottle auction set-up begins this afternoon

November 1 - No School (Brown Bottle auction set-up)

November 1 - All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation)

November 2 - Brown Bottle Auction!


Thanks! to:

  • Everyone who participated in the monthly parents' Rosary last week!

Birthdays this month:

Steven and Malin!

Click here for birthday treat guidelines.


Website Wonders of the Week:

Celebrating Black History - Influential Black Catholics' biographies

Pacer Kids Anti-bullying site

Growth Mindset resources to explore

StudyJams for explanations of math and science concepts

Warren Buffet's "Secret Millionaires Club" for activities, games, and videos related to financial skills

Khan Academy "mappers" to practice math at your individualized skill level (remember to "Log In" to your account we set up at school)

SMART Goal-setting Strategy explanation

Learn about Internet safety with a wide variety of information & videos

LearnZillion for lots of explanations for math and English/Language Arts topics.

Dance Mat Typing - fun and practical typing games online

Try Arcadamics for great online games for math, English, reading, and geography! You can compete against the computer, or other online players. Set up a "private game" and invite your SHOJ friends to join you in a cyber-space race.


Incoming 6th graders should be able to:

Look up a passage in the Bible when given the book, chapter number, and verse numbers

Recite these prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, Grace Before Meals, Grace After Meals, Angel of God, & pray the Rosary (may use a guide, but should have the prayers memorized)

Have all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts memorized through 12's

Know whole-number and decimal place values

Add and subtract decimal numbers and fractions

Multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers

Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers

Multiply and divide with multi-digit whole numbers, expressing remainders as fractions or decimals

Measure length to the nearest 1/8 inch and nearest millimeter (PRACTICE this at home!)

Read and write fluently in cursive with correct letter formation

Read a map using the compass rose, legend, and scale

Copy accurately from a textbook or the board to their own paper

Write complete, gramatically correct sentences

Write stories and reports of at least 5-7 paragraphs

Look up words in a dictionary using the guidewords at the top of the page

Spell their complete legal name

Write their home address accurately, as it should appear on an envelope

Use online search engines (such as OneKey) and key words

Type using correct "home row" keyboarding skills (Use Technology link for online keyboarding practice.)