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Ms. Amuso

Week of January 21st-January 25th

Reminders:

1). Monday, January 21st-School Closed-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2). All classes must have a book of choice for SSR starting this week. 

3). Pennies for Patients Assembly Kick-Off will take place on Friday, January 25th. 

4). Catholic School Week begins starting at our Mass on Sunday, January 27th- 12:00 P.M. which will be followed by our Open House at school. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be working on a collaborative project that focuses on the novel, Holes. With a partner they must pretend to work for an advertising firm for a beverage company and come up with the newest drink-soda, coffee, or sports drink based on one of the characters from the novel. They will be creating an advertisement showcasing this new drink! Along with the project, the students will be developing a writing piece that focuses on the description of the character and their role in the book. The students will be following a detailed rubric throughout this project as well. (The students will be taking an essay exam the following week on the novel- which will be discussed further in class this week.)

Monday, January 21st- No homework; Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22nd- 1). Be sure your rough draft for your new beverage is completed- have the design of your drink-including the logo and motto completed! Bring in any art supplies you may need for tomorrow! 

Wednesday, January 23rd- 1). Finish the rough draft of the writing portion of your project for tomorrow; edit and revise your writing. 2). If you can, bring in your i-Pad, laptop, or any other device you may have to type your final work of your writing. 

Thursday, January 24th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Upcoming Exam: Holes-Essay Exam- Tuesday, January 29th-Details will be discussed further in class; students may use the novel, questions, and any vocabulary handouts for this exam.

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be working on a collaborative project that focuses on the novel, Heaven is for Real. With a partner they must pretend to work for an advertising firm for a beverage company and come up with the newest drink-soda, coffee, or sports drink based on one of the characters from the novel. They will be creating an advertisement showcasing this new drink! Along with the project, the students will be developing a writing piece that focuses on the description of the character and their role in the book. The students will be following a detailed rubric throughout this project as well. 

Monday, January 21st- No homework; Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22nd- 1). Be sure your rough draft for your new beverage is completed- have the design of your drink-including the logo and motto completed! Bring in any art supplies you may need for tomorrow! 

Wednesday, January 23rd- 1). Finish the rough draft of the writing portion of your project for tomorrow; edit and revise your writing. 2). If you can, bring in your i-Pad, laptop, or any other device you may have to type your final work of your writing. 

Thursday, January 24th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

 

Grade 7- This week the students will continue working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books analyzing interactions in a text; they will be reading and responding to two historical accounts: “Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin” and “Extraordinary People: Tim Berners-Lee”; we will be working closely on how to focus in on specific parts of the questions and answering short response questions-answering the question first then adding two text details to support the answer.

Religion- This week, the students will continue to focus on Chapter 5: “Jesus Christ: The Good News”; they will continue working on their skit-where they must enact a news report telling of the Good News of Jesus Christ. They will also focus on the synoptic Gospels and the Gospel of John. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, January 21st- No homework; Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22nd- 1). Religion-be sure the questions from the handout based on pages 56-57 are completed.  

Wednesday, January 23rd- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from class today; you will be taking a reading comprehension exam tomorrow. 

Thursday, January 24th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from class today. 2). If you did not get your Chapter 4 Religion Exam signed, please do so tonight, and make corrections. 

Upcoming Exam:

1). Reading Comprehension Exam-Thursday, January 24th

2). Religion- Chapter 5- Friday, February 1st

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be choosing one of the main characters from We Beat the Street and developing a mural that focuses on the character’s life events-obstacles and successes.  They will be working in groups and following a detailed rubric for the project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

Monday, January 21st- No homework; Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22nd- 1). Finish sketching your illustrations for your mural! Tomorrow we are starting to work on the final draft. 

Wednesday, January 23rd- 1). Write a rough draft of the biography based on your character from We Beat the Street. Edit and revise your work! I will be collecting EACH group member’s writing. 

Thursday, January 24th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from class today. 2). Make sure the final draft of your biography is completed; have the proper heading at the top as shown in class.

Upcoming Exam: We Beat the Street-Essay Exam- Tuesday, January 29th- students may use the novel, questions, and any vocabulary handouts for this exam.