Nancy Catanzarite

Who I am:  My name is Nancy Catanzarite.  I'm a veteran teacher, beginning my 18th year of teaching.  I am beyond excited to start my first year at Mishawaka Catholic School teaching 7th & 8th Grade ELA/Reading at the St. Monica campus.  My husband, Pat, and I were married 27 years ago at St. Monica, and 3 of our children were baptized here. We moved to South Bend in 1993, and they grew up at Holy Family School and Marian High School.  Anna, Nick, and Patrick are all grown, graduated from college, and living the grown up life now.  Their older sister, Mary, and her husband graced our family with twin boys in October 2014.  We enjoy traveling and being with our huge families!

What we will be doing this year: This class will be using various grade level materials to become even better readers & writers. We will be focusing on the mastery of grammar, writing, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. We will be covering the Indiana academic state standards.  We will be reading both fiction and non-fiction novels each quarter, as well as completing literature packets that concentrate on understanding literary skills and improving comprehension. The Accelerated Reader program will be utilized this year, too. 

Supplies needed: Students are expected to come prepared for class each day with:

  • Planner
  • Binder
  • Book
  • Reading, Grammar, Writing notebooks
  • Pens, Pencils

Middle School late work policy: Student work should always be turned in on the day it is due. However, unless the student is absent, late work will be handled in this manner:

  • Assignments turned in ONE DAY late will receive the penalty of –20%.
  • Assignments turned in TWO DAYS late will receive the penalty of –50%.
  • After three days, the assignment will be accepted but will receive a ZERO.

Putting forth 100% effort & taking pride in all we do is extremely important to me. Therefore, all work done for me is expected to be your student’s PERSONAL BEST! 
I feel so blessed to be a part of this great Mishawaka Catholic School community, and I’m excited for an awesome year with the fantastic kids at St. Monica.  My expectations are very high for the 7th & 8th graders; I have no doubt they will strive to surpass them, too! 

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REMINDERS FOR HAVING A SUCCESSFUL QUARTER: 

Write all assignments/tests/quizzes in planners!
Check off each item as you complete it!
Turn in your completed work ON TIME!       


4th Quarter Accelerated Reader Requirements:
 

*7th Grade must have 37 AR points. 
*8th Grade must have 40 AR points. 

The very last day for taking AR tests is FRIDAY, JUNE 1st!
Tests taken after June 1 will not be accepted.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 7th & 8th GRADERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ALL-MCS ORATORICAL FEST LAST FRIDAY.

7G:  JESSIE KRONEWITTER--​The Infamy Speech, ​Franklin Delano Roosevelt
ROAN STANIFER--Casey at the Bat, Ernest Lawrence Taylor

8G/8P:     EMILY EGGLESTON--Dandelion, Julie Lechevsky
            JADYN SHERRY--If, Rudyard Kipling
            MARIELLE UTAYDE--Happy Whatever, Geoff Weilert
            HAZEL SMITH--Orchard, Hilda Doolittle

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What our classes are working on May 21 ~ 25...

NWEA MATH TESTS THIS WEEK 

ELA/Reading--8P & 8G

Grammar: Mechanics--Capital letters in sentences, letter parts, & quotations; Proper Nouns, Titles, & Places; Names of organizations, businesses, government agencies, geographical regions, historical events, & documents 

Grammar Test for this Unit: 8G~Thursday, ; 8P~Thursday, 5/


 

Vocabulary Workshop: UNIT 14: Pages 179=180 (Choosing the Right Word) Pages 180-181 (Synonyms & Antonyms) DUE TUESDAY. Pages 181-182 (Complete the Sentence) Page 183 (Vocabulary in Context) DUE WEDNESDAY. VOCABULARY TEST on THURSDAY.  

Literature: QUARTER 4 NOVEL: The Outsiders; Final activities, writing.   
FINAL TEST on Thursday.  


ELA/Reading--7G

Grammar: Mechanics--Capital letters in sentences, letter parts, & quotations; Proper Nouns, Titles, & Places; Names of organizations, businesses, government agencies, geographical regions, historical events, & documents  

Grammar Test for this Unit:

Writing: 

Vocabulary Workshop: UNIT 14: Pages 179=180 (Choosing the Right Word) Pages 180-181 (Synonyms & Antonyms) DUE TUESDAY. Pages 181-182 (Complete the Sentence) Page 183 (Vocabulary in Context) DUE WEDNESDAY. VOCABULARY TEST on THURSDAY.  

Literature: QUARTER 4 NOVEL: Woods Runner, Chapters 8, 9, 10

 

 
THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK CAN BE FOUND ON MY HOMEWORK PAGE.

 

 


 




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