• Welcome Back! We are looking

    forward to the

    2018-2019 School Year!!

    This year 6th grade will be in ELA. They will learn techniques and strategies to become independent readers. They will learn narrative, informative, and persuasive writing.

    7th Grade will learn Science and Social Studies. They will learn about life and some physical science by studying cells, heredity, ecosystems, light energy, and waves. In Social Studies they will learn about World Geography by studying ancient river valleys and the location, history, and culture of various regions in Asia and Africa.

    Attention Parents/Guardians:

    Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework.

    District Grading Protocol

    Summative-50%, Formative-40%, Independent Practice-10%

    Have an Joyous June 

    June 17-21

    All One-Session Days!

    Last Day-June 19th  



    Report Cards will NOT be mailed. You can

    access grades on PowerSchool.

  • Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!!!

    Mrs. Morales

    Mrs. Barron

    Room C-100

    Class Syllabus 

    Welcome to the new school year!! I hope to help you succeed in learning! I will be teaching 3 subjects, Science, Social Studies and English/Language Arts. You may be in one or more of these subjects. 

    Contact Information:

    If for any reason during the school year I need to be contacted please feel free do so by emailing me at pmorales@hamilton.k12.nj.us.  I will get back in touch as quickly as possible.  You can leave a message on my voice mail by calling Reynolds and connecting to Ext. 5224.  Unfortunately due to time constraints and the lack of available phones, calling will not result in a more timely response. Information about the class, homework, and upcoming events can be obtained by viewing my school web page found on the Reynolds webpage under teacher sites-Mrs. Morales’ Classroom. Information is updated weekly. Please refer to this page as much as possible.

    Grading Policy:

    • 50%   Tests, Projects, & Research Papers
    • 40%   Quizzes, Notebook, Journals, & Classwork
    • 10%    Homework, Class Participation, & Behavior


         This school year we will learning exciting new things. 8th graders will be working on improving reading levels by understanding skills for better comprehension.  They will be reading stories from many different genres, both fiction and non-fiction.  They will be learning how to write better sentences, paragraphs, and papers. They will learn new vocabulary, language skills, and spelling words. Every three weeks students will be allowed to choose two books from the media center.  They will be required to do a small report on one of the books and turn it in when their library books are due.

    Social Studies

         In Social Studies, 7th graders will be studying World Geography.  We will be using a textbook called, “World Geography and You”. As an introduction we will be reviewing map and globe skills. We will also review continents and major oceans. Students will learn the 5 Themes of Geography and study how these themes help us learn about the Middle East, Africa, China, Japan, Egypt, and other countries.  Students will be assessed through classwork, homework, notebooks, projects, and chapter tests.


         In Science, 7th graders will be learning about Life Science and some Physical Science. They will study subjects such as Lab Safety, scientific method, cells, diffusion, and osmosis. We will learn about heredity, habitats, and ecosystems along with light energy and waves. 

    ***Supplemental materials will also be used to enhance the teaching of all subjects and skills.***

    Classroom Expectations:

    • Be Respectful to Everyone!!!
    • No Bullying
    • Follow all directions
    • Be Prepared
    • Follow Rules and Procedures from the Student Handbook

    Requested Supplies:

    • A homework folder for each class
    • A box of Kleenex to be shared with the class
    • A box of pencils (these will be stored with the students name on the box that he/she brought in and supplied when the student needs a new pencil)

    *many items are supplied in class so that may eliminate the need for lots of bulky binders unless needed for other teachers*

    Behavior Policy:

    Students are expected to follow all school and classroom rules during school hours.  We have created system where students are able to earn “fake” money throughout the class for various things.  Money will then be used to “buy” treats at specific times throughout each marking period.


    Students will be given a verbal warning for most forms of inappropriate behaviors (life threatening or physically inappropriate behaviors will be sent to the office immediately). Repeated inappropriate behaviors may result in, but are not limited to, the movement of one’s seat, a check (this affects their grade for behavior), lunch detention, a phone call to parent/guardian, and/or a green slip which then involves the administration.

    Check information frequently to find out about your child's classwork, homework, projects, and other information about your child's classroom!

    Please feel free to contact me anytime at pmorales@hamilton.k12.nj.us 

    Student's grades and assignments are posted online through Parent Portal