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Ms. Amuso

Week of January 7th, 2019

Reminders:

1). Wednesday, January 9th-Home Academy Association Meeting at 7:00 P.M.

2). Bake Sale-Thursday, January 10th

 

Grade 5 This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from Holes-Chapters 29-39. After identifying each word’s pronunciation, part of speech, and definitions, they will be creating illustrations and writing sentences for the words.  They will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game to review the words as well. Next, they will be reading and responding to Chapters 29-34; they will be discussing the importance of God’s thumb and Zero’s escape. The students will also be taking a quiz on Chapters 31/32. They will be reading these chapters independently and completing written responses.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, January 7th- 1). Make sure your illustrations and sentences are completed from class; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow! 2). Make corrections, and reprint news article if you needed to!

Tuesday, January 8th– 1). Type or neatly write a prediction for what you think will be happening next in Holes. Use at least five vocabulary words from Chapters 29-39.  Highlight the words; watch your spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation! 2). Write each vocabulary word 3 x each!

Wednesday, January 9th- 1). Answer the following questions based on Chapters 29 and 30:

A). Why do the boys wish for the rain? Would you feel the same? Explain.

B). What do you think God’s thumb is? What do you think Stanley’s grandfather meant when he said he found refuge there? Explain.

C). Why do you think the boys were shocked when Mr. Sir gave Zigzag an extra carton of juice? Explain.

D). Why do you think the boys tease Stanley? Would you have joined them? Why or why not? 

E). How does Mr. Pendanski treat Zero? How does Zero react to this? Do you feel Zero acted wisely? Explain.

F). At the end of Chapter 29, after Zero runs away, why do you think the Warden says, “It’s almost time for me to paint my nails again.” Explain. 

2). Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 31 and 32; you will be reading the chapters independently in class.

Thursday, January 10th- 1). Quiz today on Chapters 31 and 32; there is no written homework.

Upcoming Quiz:-Thursday, January 10th-Chapters 31 and 32; you will read the chapters independently and complete written responses.

Grade 6 This week, the students will be focusing on Chapters 19-25 from Heaven is for Real; they will be be reading and discussing how Jesus loves children and Todd’s reaction to Colton wanting to revisit Heaven. They will also be reading about Colton’s deep conversation with his babysitter and his witness of Satan. The students will also be working with a partner and using context clues to figure out the parts of speech and meanings of vocabulary words found in Chapters 20-23. They will be taking a quiz on Chapters 22 and 23 as well and completing written responses.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, January 7th- 1). Summarize Chapter 19: “Jesus Loves the Children” and draw an illustration to represent the chapter. 2). Make corrections, and reprint diary entry if you needed to!

Tuesday, January 8th– 1). Finish the classwork-illustrations, synonyms, antonyms, and sentences!

Wednesday, January 9th- 1). Be sure Chapters 20 and 21 are completed; answer the following:

A). How does Todd react to Colton’s eagerness to revisit Heaven? Explain.

B). In what way does Colton take the role of an adult in Chapter 21? What does this tell you about Colton? Explain.

2). Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 22 and 23.

Thursday, January 10th- 1). Quiz today on Chapters 22 and 23; there is no written homework.

Upcoming Quiz:-Thursday, January 10th-Chapters 22 and 23; you will read the chapters independently and complete written responses.

Grade 7 This week, the students will be working on a group project: “Corkboard Collages” based on The Outsiders; they will be choosing one of the main characters and designing various items that represent the character; these items must be significant to the character and will be placed on a corkboard. Each corkboard must be designed as if the main character had this board on a wall in their home.  Along with this, the students must explain the importance of each item from the perspective of the character. 

Religion- The students will continue working on their Creation project this week; they will also be reading parts of the chapter independently and answering various comprehension questions.  The students will be working on the chapter review in class as well; this will be counted as a test grade. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, January 7th- 1). Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book pages 35-39: “The Bone Wars”; read the questions first, circle/underline important parts of the question. Then, go back and read the passage. Be sure to use process of elimination; take your time!

Tuesday, January 8th– 1). Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book page 40: be sure to answer the questions first, and then support them with TWO details. (You do not have to complete the essay on page 41.)  2). Get The Outsiders Exam signed, and make corrections if needed. 

Wednesday, January 9th- 1). Rough draft of descriptions for illustrations and/or items for The Outsiders project must be completed. (Split up the items with your partner/group.) 2). Religion- Be sure you finished the work from today-read, highlight, outline pages 46-47; you don’t have to do the activities.  

Thursday, January 10th- 1). Religion– Complete the following from page 48. A). Complete the activity- “Recognizing Our Faith”. B). Read about St. Teresa of Avila; list five facts about her (in your Religion section of your binder), and answer the question at the end of the passage. 

Upcoming Exam:– Religion-Chapter 4-Friday, January 11th-you will be completing the chapter review in class.  You will be able to use the book for this. 

Grade 8 This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from Chapters 13-20 from We Beat the Street. With a partner, they will be using context clues to determine the part of speech and meaning of each word; we will review, and then develop a class definition. The students will then be reading Chapters 13-16 throughout the week and discussing Rameck and George’s experiences in jail and how Carla Dickson, the student development specialist of Seton Hall University, helped inspire Rameck, Sampson, and George.  They will be taking a quiz on Chapter 15 and completing written responses.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, January 7th- 1). Write each vocabulary word from Chapters 13-20 (We Beat the Street) today 3 x each; write a sentence using each word as well. Highlight or underline the word in each sentence. 2). Make corrections, and reprint diary entry if needed.

Tuesday, January 8th– 1). Finish reading Chapter 13, and answer the following:

A). Do you think Rameck felt regret and remorse for his actions? Explain.

B). Describe the consequences Rameck had to face due to his actions. Do you feel the judge made the right call? Explain. 

Wednesday, January 9th- 1). Quiz tomorrow on Chapter 15; you will be reading the chapter independently and answering comprehension questions. 2). Finish Sampson’s speech that you started in class today; be sure to include what happened to him in Chapter 14 and how it ended on a positive note. The end of your speech should include advice for those who are tempted to not make the right choices.  Remember YOU are writing from Sampson’s perspective. This must be typed with your heading at the top. 

Thursday, January 10th- 1). Quiz today on Chapter 15; there is no written homework.

Upcoming Quiz:-Thursday, January 10th-Chapter 15; you will read the chapter independently and complete written responses.