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Ms. Amuso

Week of December 11th- December 15th

Reminders:

1). We will be going to 8:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, December 13th; this will be followed by our Trimester One Awards Ceremony. 

2). Children’s Vendor Sale will take place on Thursday, December 14th.

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the play, “Wings for the King” by Anna Sroda. They will be reading a passage titled: “Heroes and Dragons” and using context clues to develop meanings; after creating class definitions, they will be writing sentences with each word.  The students will be taking on roles in the play and answering various inferential and critical thinking comprehension questions.  They will also be working on “Reader Response” questions that will focus on author’s purpose, story structure, and vocabulary.  

Tentative Testing/Homework Schedule:

Monday, December 11th- 1). Finish sentences using the vocabulary words from “Wings for the King”; be sure they are detailed and that the vocabulary words are underlined. 2). Read for 20 minutes today; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Unit 3 Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam signed, and make corrections. 

Tuesday, December 12th-  1). Please complete a written reading log today. 

Wednesday, December 13th- 1). Be sure your summary is completed. 2). Read for 20 minutes’; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, December 14th- 1). Be sure the “Reader Response” questions (on page 280) are completed. 

Upcoming Review/Exam: 

“Wings for the King” -Basketball Jeopardy, Tuesday, December 19th

“Wings for the King” Exam-Wednesday, December 20th

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the drama, “Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer” by Joanna Halpert Kraus. They will be reading a passage titled: “On Behalf of Women” and using context clues to develop meanings; after creating class definitions, they will be writing sentences with each word.  The students will be taking on roles in the play and answering various inferential and critical thinking comprehension questions.  They will also be working on “Reader Response” questions that will focus on author’s purpose, drawing conclusions, text structure, and vocabulary.  

Tentative Testing/Homework Schedule:

Monday, December 11th- 1). Finish sentences using the vocabulary words from “Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer”; be sure they are detailed and that the vocabulary words are underlined. 2). Read for 20 minutes today; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Unit 3 Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam signed, and make corrections. 

Tuesday, December 12th- 1). Please complete a written reading log today. 

Wednesday, December 13th- 1). Be sure your questions from class are completed! 2). Summarize what we read today; include only important parts!

Thursday, December 14th- 1).  Make sure summary and comprehension questions are completed from class!

Upcoming Review/Exam: 

“Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer” -Basketball Jeopardy, Tuesday, December 19th

“Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer” Exam-Wednesday, December 20th

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the Science Fiction play: “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” by Rod Serling; we will be reviewing each word together, and the students will be working with a partner to create sentences for each word. The students will then be taking on roles in the play and answering various inferential and critical thinking comprehension questions.  They will also be writing a diary entry from the perspective of one of the characters on what he/she viewed during the mysterious events on Maple Street. 

Religion- The students will begin their final draft of their Advent and Christmas Children’s Book; they will be typing their story and drawing illustrations in their book.  I will be providing the groups with a hard covered, plain book to create their novel. The students will also be practicing for the OLGCA Christmas Show. 

Tentative Testing/Homework Schedule:

Monday, December 11th- 1). Make sure your sentences using the vocabulary from “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” are completed. 3). Get “Unit 3 Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam signed, and make corrections. 

Tuesday, December 12th- 1). Please complete a written reading log today. 

Wednesday, December 13th- 1). Summarize what we read today; create three short answer questions based on what we read.

Thursday, December 14th- 1). Complete the reading comprehension questions on the handout- “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”.

Upcoming Review/Exam: 

“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” -Basketball Jeopardy, Tuesday, December 19th

“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” Exam-Wednesday, December 20th

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the play: “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; we will be reviewing each word together, and the students will be working with a partner to create sentences for each word. The students will then be taking on roles in the play and answering various inferential and critical thinking comprehension questions.  (Moved to next week) They will also be writing a diary entry from the perspective of one of the characters on what he/she viewed during the important events throughout the play. 

Tentative Testing/Homework Schedule:

Monday, December 11th- 1). Make sure your sentences using the vocabulary from “The Diary of Anne Frank” are completed.

Tuesday, December 12th- 1). Summarize what we read today; create three short answer questions with answers. 

Wednesday, December 13th- 1).Summarize what we read today; create three short answer questions with answers. 

Thursday, December 14th- 1). Be sure the comprehension questions are completed from today. Test has been moved to Monday; we will play Jeopardy tomorrow!

Upcoming Review/Exam: 

“The Diary of Anne Frank” -Basketball Jeopardy, Friday, December 15th

“The Diary of Anne Frank” Exam-Monday, December 18th