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Ms. Amuso

Week of May 1st-May 5th

REMINDERS:

1). Math State Exams for Grades 6 and 8 will be taking place on Tuesday, May 2nd-Thursday, May 4th.

2). State of the Academy Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. All children whose parents attend will receive TWO NUT DAY CARDS. The class with the highest percentage of parent participation rate will win an ice cream party. 

3). There is no school on Friday, May 5th-Professional Development Day.

Grade 5- This week, the students will continue focusing on Unit 5 Vocabulary words; they will be creating 15 Jeopardy questions in class and playing Jeopardy on Tuesday to review the unit.  They will also be taking a Spelling/Vocabulary exam Wednesday.  Next, the students will be working in their Ready New York English Language Arts Book.  They will be finding the theme of a story or drama.  They will be distinguishing main idea from theme by understanding that theme is the larger message of a text.  They will also be summarizing the theme of a text in a statement.  Lastly, they will recognize how the main character responds to a problem or conflict.

Monday, May 1st 1). Complete a written reading log.  2). Make sure your 15 Jeopardy questions are completed from class today; study for Jeopardy!

Tuesday, May 2nd 1). Write Unit 5 words 3X each. 2). Study for Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam.

Wednesday, May 3rd- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Get Spelling/Vocabulary Exam signed and corrected.

Thursday, May 4th 1). No homework today; enjoy the long weekend!

Upcoming Exam: Unit 5 Spelling/ Vocabulary Exam- Wednesday, May 3rd

 

Grade 6- This week, in the event that we meet, the students will be focusing on poetry.  They will be reading and responding to various poems and answering multiple choice and short answer questions based on the poems. There is no written homework for the week; however, it is important that the students continue to read their novels independently for at least 20 minutes each night.

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will continue focusing on Unit 5 Vocabulary words; they will be creating 15 Jeopardy questions in class and playing Jeopardy on Tuesday to review the unit.  They will also be taking a Spelling/Vocabulary exam on Wednesday.  Next, the students will be working in their Ready New York English Language Arts Book.  They will be determining point of view.  Specifically, the students will be determining author’s purpose and point of view about the topic in informational text.  They will cite evidence to explain how the author’s point of view is conveyed in a text.  Lastly, they will analyze the techniques an author uses to distinguish his or her position on an issue from that of others.

Monday, May 1st 1). Complete a written reading log.  2). Make sure your 20 Jeopardy questions are completed from class today. 3). Study for Jeopardy! 4). Get Unit 4 Writing Prompt signed!

Tuesday, May 2nd 1). Write Unit 5 words 3X each. 2). Study for Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam.

Wednesday, May 3rd- 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Study for Religion Jeopardy!

Thursday, May 4th 1). No homework today; enjoy the long weekend! * BE sure to study for Religion exam on Monday!

Religion-This week, the students will be finishing working on Chapter 7.  They will be recalling the question-“What or who helps me during difficult times?”.  They will also be reading about Venerable Matt Talbot- a man who found strength in God during hard times. Next the students will be working on the unit review. Lastly, they will be playing creating Jeopardy questions and taking an exam the following week.

Upcoming Exam: 1). Unit 5 Spelling/ Vocabulary Exam- Wednesday, May 3rd 2). Religion-Tuesday, May 9th

 

Grade 8- This week, in the event that we meet, the students will be focusing on Active and Passive Voice.   They will be practicing how to distinguish the two and write sentences using each voice.  They will be taking a quiz on this topic the following week.  Although there is no written homework this week due to state testing, the students are still required to read at least 20 minutes independently each day.