Mrs. Dasaro (Grades 7 and 8 ELA and Reading)

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Welcome to Mrs. Dasaro’s class page!

Good evening, I am so happy to be a part of the Midwood  Catholic Academy family.  The students will be engaged as they prepare for their state exam this year and are exposed and enriched by  a variety of literary works and genres that will challenge them to think critically and develop a much deeper joy and love of reading.  Let the fun begin!

Grade 7 Homework:  Please sign and return all forms.  Also, if you have not done so, bring in supplies by Friday, Sept. 6.  A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is due by Monday, Sept. 9.  You can purchase the book on for 5.00.

Grade 8 Homework:  There is no homework at this time.



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Posted on November 18, 2019

Homework and Reminders for Monday, November 18, 2019

Science:  Answer the following questions:  1. Which stage of the cell cycle usually lasts the longest? 2. During which stage of the cell cycle does DNA replication occur?  3. During which stage of the cell cycle does the cell membrane pinch the cell in two? In notebook.

ASL:  Sign language assignment due next week. 

Social Studies:  Check Ms. Finnegan’s web page for homework.

Reading:  Choose one of the waterborne diseases below and research the following:

  1. What are the symptoms?  2. How widespread is the disease?  3. How is it treated? 4. How deadly is it?  5. How can it be avoided?  Diseases:  Cholera   Typhoid    Guinea Worm    Dysentery      
  2. Reminders:  Book report on realistic fiction due on Friday, Nov. 22
  3. Thanksgiving Lunch:  Last day is tomorrow to turn in 5.00 fee.
  4. Grade 7:  Book reports are due Friday, Nov. 22.
  5. Grade 8:  Finish vocabulary started in class.  Book reports are due Thursday, November 21.



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Posted on November 15, 2019

Reminders:  Thanksgiving Lunch money is due on Tuesday, November 19, 5.00.  After that cost will increase to 5.50.

Reading:  How long can he last?  Salva’s uncle Jewiir is very instrumental in having him survive his trek through the Akobo Desert in order to reach the Ethiopian refugee camp.  Answer the following questions:  1. How long can a human being survive without water?  What are the symptoms of dehydration?  How does dehydration affect the body?  Write your answers in your notebook. Test on Chapters 9 and 10 on Wednesday.  Read the chapters again. Book report project on realistic fiction book is due Friday, Nov. 22.

Science: page 99, Lesson 2.  Answer the questions.

Social Studies: Sketch an advertisement about one of the New England colonies on white sketch paper. (economy, fishing, lumber and building, etc.)

Grade 8A:  Rewrite comparison/contrast essay on the film version To Kill a Mockingbird and the book.  Make sure that your write at least five paragraphs.  Also, do a first read of chapter 4.  Be ready to discuss what you read.

Grade 8:  Book report project on realistic fiction due Thursday, Nov. 21.


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Posted on November 14, 2019

Homework and Reminders for Thurs., November 14, 2019

Grade 8:  (both classes):  List and describe 2 events, with supporting details, in the film that are similar and 2 events that are different from the book.  Describe one scene from the film in which the music sets the tone or mood in the film.  Write your extended response essay on loose leaf.  This will be your first draft.  Reread chapter 3; there will be a test next Thursday.

Reading:  Answer the five questions in your notebooks.  Read Chapter 11 to answer the questions in the notebook.

Social Studies:  Complete vocabulary on flashcards, pg. 69 in text book.

Science:  Complete Lab questions assigned last week, due tomorrow.

Math:  No Math homework.

Reminders:  1.00 dress down tomorrow, Friday.  Thanksgiving Lunch money is due by Nov.19.  Volunteers to serve the lunch are needed.

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Posted on November 12, 2019

Homework and Reminders for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019:

Social Studies:  Write bullet points on the following details on the colonies:

New England Colonies, pg. 69; Middle Colonies, pg.83; The Southern Colonies, pg. 93.  For each of the colonies explain or describe the following:  their economy, (how they made their money), their politics, technological advances and any other descriptive details.  After the bullet points write 3 paragraphs on loose leaf.

Religion:  No written homework.

Reading/ELA:  No written homework, but work on book report that is due Nov. 22.

Math: Test Thursday

Science: lab questions due tomorrow.  Questions:  How are structures in plant and animal cells similar to and different from each other?  Are all cells from the same organism the same?

Reminders:  Please donate a box of Entenmann’s Baked Goods for Radio Bingo.  Students will receive a N.U.T. card for their contribution.

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