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Ms. Amuso

Week of April 29th-May 3rd

Reminders:

1). School resumes on Monday, April 29th.

2). Grades 4,6, and 7 Mathematics State Exam will be taking place on Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd.

3). First Friday Mass will be on Friday, May 3rd; there is a 12:00 p.m. dismissal this day as well.

4). TRIMESTER BOOK REPORT PROJECTS WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK!

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be working on their Trimester Three book report project; they will be turning the book they have read into a video game; they will be designing a front and back cover of the game; the students will be coming up with a creative title for their game, a catchy illustration that represents something significant from the novel they have read, and developing a video game summary. This summary will reflect important aspects of their book; they will be writing it to mimic a game description. Details will be discussed in class, and a specific rubric will be used as a guide. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the front cover of your video game: (title and illustration).  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. *Bring in a DVD or video game case.*

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Finish your video game cover; tomorrow you will be working on the writing portion of your project; bring in any electronic device to type your work. 

Wednesday, May 1st- 1). Make sure your video game project is completed; you will be presenting tomorrow!

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Get your “Video Game Book Report Project” rubric signed!

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be working on their Trimester Three book report project; they will be turning the book they have read into a video game; they will be designing a front and back cover of the game; the students will be coming up with a creative title for their game, a catchy illustration that represents something significant from the novel they have read, and developing a video game summary. This summary will reflect important aspects of their book; they will be writing it to mimic a game description. Details will be discussed in class, and a specific rubric will be used as a guide. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the front cover of your video game: (title and illustration).  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. *Bring in a DVD or video game case.*

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Finish your video game cover; tomorrow you will be working on the writing portion of your project; bring in any electronic device to type your work. 

Wednesday, May 1st- 1).Write a rough draft for your video game directions and summary. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Be sure your second rough draft of your writing (game directions and summary) is completed; bring in your electronic device tomorrow to type your writing. 

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be working on their Trimester Three book report project; they will be designing a “Movie Poster” based on the book they have read; the poster will include a movie name, illustration, directors, actors, year, etc., based on significant aspects of the novel that was read. Along with this, the students will be writing a movie summary, focusing on vital aspects of the novel.  

Religion- This week, the students will be sharing their “Lent, Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost” children’s book. Next, they will begin focusing on Chapter 7: “The Promise of Salvation”. We will be discussing who or what helps us during difficult times and listing ways friendship helps us during hard times.  The students will also be discussing how God reaches out to help humankind and how He offers His people the hope of salvation. Lastly, we will be reading how in the Book of Genesis, there were terrible effects of Original Sin on humankind-especially when it came to Cain and Abel. 

For Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd:

*Bring in sharpened pencils for the Mathematics State Exam; get plenty of rest, and have a healthy breakfast in the morning; bring in snack, too.*

Tentative Homework Schedule: 

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the front cover of your movie poster (title, illustration, directors, actors, year, etc.  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. *Free Dress Down Day tomorrow and our New Park Pizza Party! Bring in a drink for lunch!*

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Tomorrow you will be working on the writing portion of your book report project; bring in any electronic device to type. 

Wednesday, May 1st- 1). Write or type a rough draft of your book report summary; follow the rubric! I will be checking your writing tomorrow. 

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Type your final draft of your book report summary; be sure to have the correct heading-refer to the rubric. 

 

Grade 8– This week, the students will begin working on their Trimester Three Book Report Project; they will be creating a superhero or villain based on the main character of the novel they have read; they must come up with a creative name, identify the superpower, develop a symbol that represents the superhero or villain, etc. Along with this, the students will be writing a first person description of the character and a summary of the novel-focusing on the main parts of the plot. The students will be following a detailed rubric for this project. 

Tentative Homework Schedule: 

Monday, April 29th- 1). Finish the rough draft of the drawing of your superhero or villain, and be sure to have the name, symbol, and description (in first person) completed.  Tomorrow you will begin designing the final copy. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, April 30th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, May 1st- 1). Make sure the rough draft of the book report summary is completed. Tomorrow you will be typing the final draft in class! Bring in your laptop, i-Pad, or any electronic device. 

Thursday, May 2nd- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.