Brittany McLearran » 7th & 8th Grade ELA

7th & 8th Grade ELA



Week of 9/13-9/17

  • Mid-Nine weeks went out Friday, please sign and return these.
  • Students who have missing work, need to complete that this week.
  • All classes will be taking the SOY test on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It is IMPORTANT that they be at school all day those days. They will be taking those test in the class with the teacher of that specific subject. For instance, if they have math 4th period, they will not take that test until that class. 

Week of 9/7-9/10

Since we were not in school on Thursday and Friday of last week, our spelling words will carry over to this week. Your and your child can expect the test on 9/10/21. I also shifted all lessons that would have occurred last week to this week. We will try to get caught up will all missing work this week. 
*Picture day will be rescheduled, I will let you know when I know.
* Parent teacher conferences will be October 7th. Be watching for times!!


  • I completed all updates to Skyward. If you see an assignment missing, your child still has time to complete it. If you see a zero, your child did not turn it in or it wasn't completed. 
  • Picture Day is Thursday, September 2nd. 
  • You must have a car tag starting tomorrow, September 1st to pick up your child in the pick-up line. Otherwise you will be asked to pull to the side, while we make certain your child is making it to the right car.

Week of August 30-September 3

  • I will be trying to update grades in Skyward by Wednesday of every week. If you see a zero, there will be an explanation of why in the comments.
  • Picture day will be Thursday, September 2nd.
  • Please make sure they are studying their spelling words and completing their packet. That is the only homework I have been sending. I go over the packet on Monday, detailing all directions. It is their responsibility to complete it before the test on Friday.

Updated Grades

I have completely updated all grades to this point in Skyward. I plan on updating grades every Wednesday. If you see a missing assignment, your child will have a chance to get with me and turn it in. However, if there is a zero (0), your child has missed the cutoff date for the missing work, or failed to complete it at all. Please remember to communicate with me through the Remind app.  

What's Happening!!

We are full swing into the school year. Your children have been learning the in's and out's of Amplify. We are beginning to get into the lessons more and more each day. Just a few housekeeping items:
  1. Spelling packet is due every Friday. 
  2. Spelling test is every Friday.
  3. We have Grammar practice on Tuesday's and Thursday's.
  4. We will be working through Amplify, even if your child is out due to sickness or other reasons. They can log into their account and work through the assigned work. (If they do not have internet, you will need to contact me through REMIND, so that I can gather up the paper for their work.)
  5. If you have not joined REMIND, please do so ASAP!!
-Mrs. McLearran

Meet the Teacher Night

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, we will have meet the teacher night. You can come visit the school and meet your child's teacher from 5-6:30.
-Mrs. McLearran

First Full Week 8/9-8/13

Your child will be getting their first set of spelling words this week. The packet and test will be due on Friday. Please make sure they are spelling the words nightly. There are 20 words, but the 2 challenge words will be extra credit. 
**Please complete and return the syllabus paper ASAP!! It is what I will use for communication. 

Please sign up for my class remind!!

Code is:
7th Grade: @ee2ef2 or click this link 7th ELA

8th Grade: @gfck3ba or click this link 8th ELA

First Day of School 8/6/21

Friday, August 6th is the first day of school. A few things that will be different:
  1. Students will be released from the gym at 7:30 to go to homerooms, students will be Tardy/Absent at 7:45.
  2. Pick-ups in the parking lot will be different than in years past, be patient as we work out the kinks!! (We have a fair weather plan AND a Rainy Day plan)
  3. We are going to have a normal year, as much as possible. (Lockers, cafeteria, Encores, etc. will be utilized).
  4. If you need to contact any 7th/8th grade teacher, we will be available ONLY  before school, during planning, or after school. We will not be utilizing class time for conferences. Please email one of us, to set up a time. 
***Please return paperwork ASAP! 
***Sign and return last page of the Parent/Student handbook ASAP!
***Sign and return last page of ELA Syllabus. ASAP!
***7th graders must have current shot records turned in ASAP!

Welcome Back!!

Hello all! I am Mrs. Brittany McLearran and I will be teaching 7th & 8th grade English Language Arts (ELA) this year! I am looking forward to working with you and your student! If you have any questions please contact me via email. Every minute I get to teach is extremely valuable. So with that being said if you must call me, you will have to leave a message with the office and I will return calls either during planning or before/after school, whichever will come first. I also only update grades once a week. So if you like to keep track of your students progress, once we find our rhythm within our new schedule, I will update this page with the day that I will put grades in. 
-Mrs. McLearran