•    Welcome to Ms. Bellinger's Language Art's!
        7th Grade:
       Yesterday the 7th grade went to the library, and read their new books! 
       8th Grade: 
       The 8th grade has just been assigned their groups. Currently they have started a project. They have two options for it. One option is to do a How To. They must learn how to do a hip hop move and then teach it to the class. The second option is to do a Write It. They must write a paper about the history of break dancing. 
     In about 1 week(18th) the 8th grade will be going on a field trip. They will be going to ISU in Normal, IL to watch a show called Encore. The stories/shows are listed below. Go to ChamberTheatre.com.

    Each of the five stories in our ENCORE!! collection has a flavor that highlights the versatility of five great authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, W.W. Jacobs, Guy de Maupassant, and Mark Twain.  Their timeless glimpses into the human experience are brought to life on the stage.

       The Tell-Tale Heart

       Poe, the master of the macabre, presents a story of the irrational hatred and fear of a psychopathic mind. A wildly disturbed personality commits the “perfect” crime only to be undone by the workings of a fevered imagination.

       The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

       Fantasy and reality are cleverly combined in this entertaining story from the pen of Washington Irving.  This fanciful yarn relates the hilarious misfortunes of the great, gangling schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, and his fateful midnight rendezvous with the legendary Headless Horseman!

       The Monkey’s Paw

       One of the best stories ever written on the theme of being granted three wishes.  W.W. Jacobs explores the belief that fate rules people’s lives and that those who tamper with it do so to their sorrow.  In this tale, the sequence and consequences of the three wishes are deeply tragic.

       The Necklace

       With telling irony, Maupassant offers a dark jewel of a tale.  Mathilde Loisel dreams of the finer things in life and is not content with her secure, middle-class home.  The price she pays for a single evening of elegance is a lifetime of drudgery and despair.  This poignant story is staged with touching symbolism.

       The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

       This is perhaps the best known of all Twain’s tales.  It is a good, old-fashioned yarn which typifies the brawling, risk-taking, highly competitive society that was frontier America in the nineteenth century.  The resilient Jim Smiley and his champion frog, Daniel Webster, are among the most memorable and endearing of Twain’s creations.

       Pearson Textbook and Website
       All 7th, and 8th grade student's have recieved a new textbook. 
       There is also a website you can find, and login with your child. It is called PearsonRealize.com.
       Ms. Bellinger has already assigned their login's.
       The Pearson website also has access to an online library.