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Week of December 16th-December 20th

Reminders:

1). Tuesday, December 17th-

A). 8:30 a.m. Advent Mass

           B). First Trimester Awards Ceremony

2). Wednesday, December 18th-Christmas Show

A). 10:00 a.m.

B)  7:00 p.m.

3). $2.00 Ugly Sweater/Tee Shirt Day-Thursday, December 19th

4). Friday, December 20th

A). Breakfast with Santa

B). Full day of school-2:30 dismissal

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be finishing their “Newest Dinosaur” project; they will be presenting their projects to the class; the students will also be identifying Unit 3 vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop books; they will be working on various activities with the new words. *Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

Since we will begin to read our class novel-Wonder by R.J. Palacios- after the break, please be sure the book you are currently reading for SSR is completed! *I have a class set (Wonder), so this book does not need to be purchased. =)

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday. December 16th- 1). “Newest Dinosaur” project must be completed for tomorrow; you will be presenting tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins” quiz signed and corrected. 

Tuesday, December 19th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, December 20th- 1). Review pages 28-29-vocabulary Unit 3 words. 2). Finish writing sentences for each word. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 21st- 1). Complete Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop pages 30-32: “Match the Meaning”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be finishing their “Old Yeller” newspaper project; they will be presenting their projects to the class; the students will also be identifying Unit 3 vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop books; they will be working on various activities with the new words. *Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

Since we will begin to read our class novel-Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo- after the break, please be sure the book you are currently reading for SSR is completed! Please purchase the book before you return to school. =) It can be found on Amazon!

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday. December 16th- 1). “Old Yeller” newspaper project must be completed for tomorrow; you will be presenting tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, December 19th- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, December 20th- 1). Review pages 34-36-vocabulary Unit 3 words. 2). Finish writing sentences for each word. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 21st- 1). Make sure to finish- Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop pages 37-41: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”,  “Antonyms”, “Completing the Sentence”, and “Vocabulary in Context”. You do not have to complete “Writing: Words in Action”.

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be identifying Unit 3 vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop books; they will be working on various activities with the new words. *Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

Religion- The students will continue working on developing their Advent/Christmas exams!

Since we will begin to read our class novel-The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- after the break, please be sure the book you are currently reading for SSR is completed! I have a class set (The Outsiders), so this book does not need to be purchased. =)

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

“Life Without Gravity” Diary entry is due tomorrow-12/16.

Monday. December 16th- 1). Be sure your sentences are completed from class-Unit 3 words. 

Tuesday, December 19th-  1). Make sure to finish- Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop pages 37-top of 39: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”,  and “Antonyms”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, December 20th- 1). Make sure to finish “Completing the Sentence” and “Vocabulary in Context”. You do not have to complete “Writing: Words in Action”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 21st- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be identifying Unit 3 vocabulary words from their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop books; they will be working on various activities with the new words. *Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

Since we will begin to read our class novel-We Beat the Street by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt- after the break, please be sure the book you are currently reading for SSR is completed! Please purchase the book before you return to school. =) It can be found on Amazon!

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

*Harriet Tubman post reading/writing activity-Interview- is due tomorrow (12/16) IF you have not handed it in already. 

Monday. December 16th- 1). Be sure your sentences are completed from class-Unit 3 words. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, December 19th-  1). Make sure to finish- Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop pages 37-top of 39: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”,  and “Antonyms”.

Wednesday, December 20th- 1). No written homework today; read for 20 minutes. 

Thursday, December 21st- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.