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Ms. Amuso

Week of December 2, 2019

Reminders:

1). Box Top Day-Tuesday, December 3rd

2). Thursday, December 5th:

A). 12:30 P.M. Dismissal 

B). Report Card Conferences (Conference times have been sent home.)

3). School Mass-Friday, December 6th.  Our Student Council Inductions will follow the mass. 

*Class novels will begin after Christmas break; please continue to read your novel on your own time!*

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words that come from the Biography- “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins” by Barbara Kerley.  They will be observing the illustrations and using each vocabulary word to write a prediction. The students will be sharing their predictions and begin reading the story; they will be answering various inferential and critical thinking questions as well.  As a post-reading/writing activity, the students will be designing the “Newest Dinosaur” and writing about their newfound creation. They will be following a rubric throughout this project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-“The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed! Please review errors; you will be making corrections in Technology class. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Answer questions #’s 1-4 on the handout: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Answer questions #’s 5-8 on the handout: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 5th- 1). Finish “Reader Response”questions on page 338; remember “Open for Discussion”, the four questions, and the “Look Back and Write”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar!

Upcoming Quiz: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”-Tuesday, December 10th- study the vocabulary words and review the comprehension questions!

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words that come from the short story: “Old Yeller” by Fred Gibson.  They will be observing the illustrations and using each vocabulary word to write a prediction. The students will be sharing their predictions and begin reading the story; they will be answering various inferential and critical thinking questions as well.  As a post-reading/writing activity, the students will be designing a newspaper cover, focusing on major events/setting of the story. They will be following a rubric throughout this project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-“Old Yeller”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed; anyone who got under a 45/50 must make corrections, too. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Answer “Old Yeller” questions based on pages 24-29. These questions are on the handout; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Answer “Old Yeller” questions based on pages 30-35. These questions are on the handout; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar! Make sure your answers are detailed! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 5th- 1). Finish “Reader Response”questions on page 36; remember “Open for Discussion”, the four questions, and the “Look Back and Write”; be mindful of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar!

Upcoming Quiz: “Old Yeller”-Tuesday, December 10th- study the vocabulary words and review the comprehension questions!

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words from their Literature book-“Life Without Gravity” by Robert Zimmerman.  They will be writing a prediction using each word and reading and responding to the nonfiction account-answering various inferential and critical thinking questions. The students will also be writing diary entries-pretending to be on a space mission and documenting their experiences; the students will be using textual evidence and their own knowledge/ideas in their writing. 

Religion-

  *When the classes are not practicing for the Christmas Show the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together in groups to create student made tests on Advent and Christmas.  They will be using their Chromebooks and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-“Life Without Gravity”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed; anyone who got under a 45/50 must make corrections, too. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Be sure all questions 1-4-“Life Without Gravity” are completed. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, December 5th- 1). Be sure all questions 5-8-“Life Without Gravity” are completed. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Upcoming Exam: The students will be working independently on a post reading/writing activity based on “Life Without Gravity”; this will be graded as an exam. 

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be introduced to vocabulary words from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” by Ann Petry. They will be writing a prediction using each word and reading and responding to the nonfiction account-answering various inferential and critical thinking questions.  As a post reading/writing activity, the students will be developing an interview with a freed slave who experienced the Underground Railroad. The students will be using textual evidence and their own knowledge/ideas in their writing. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, December 2nd- 1). Finish your prediction-from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad”; highlight the vocabulary words in your writing. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get “Thankful” essay signed; anyone who got under a 45/50 must make corrections, too. 

Tuesday, December 3rd- 1). Finish questions based on pages 210-213: “Harriet Tubman”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, December 4th- 1). Finish questions based on pages 214-217: “Harriet Tubman”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, December 5th- 1).  Finish questions based on pages 218-220: “Harriet Tubman”/essay. I will be collecting this tomorrow.

Upcoming Exam: The students will be working independently on a post reading/writing activity based on from Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad”