Week of May 13th-May 17th

Reminders:

1). Our May Crowning will be taking place on Tuesday, May 14th.

2). Third Trimester Progress Reports will be going home on Wednesday, May 15th.

3). Third Trimester Progress Reports are due back on Thursday, May 16th.

4). OLGCA’s Spring Festival will begin on Wednesday, May 15th-Sunday, May 19th.

Grade 5- This week, the students will be introduced to interjections which can be found in the Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books.  They will specifically be focusing on five interjections-learning how to use each of them.  They will be reviewing examples, completing sentences with interjections, and reading various sentences with interjections-choosing the purpose of the interjection being used. Lastly, the students will be working with a partner or group to develop a short story or play using interjections; they will be using a picture prompt for this activity. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). Be sure your ten sentences from class based on interjections are completed.  2). If you did not show me today, please show me your Prepositions exam signed and corrected for tomorrow. 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Review interjections and their functions! 2). Complete a written reading log. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Create ten sentences using interjections about summer; use the chart in the Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book as a guide. Circle the interjection in each sentence. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Thursday, May 16th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

*The students will be working on a creative story in class using interjections; this will be graded as a quiz. 

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books. They will be identifying shifts in pronoun and person and correcting vague pronouns; they will be working in groups to write sentences correctly.  Next, the students will be working in their Common Core Vocabulary Workshop English Language Arts books; they will be identifying Unit 5 words-specifically each word’s part of speech, synonyms, antonyms, and definitions. Next, they will be creating illustrations and writing sentences with each of the words. They will also be engaging in activities to help with the understanding of each word-a matching game and interactive games on the Smartboard; along with this, they will be working in groups to complete a story-filling in the blanks with the Unit 5 words; they will be working on different pages in their book as well: choosing the right word, synonyms, antonyms, completing the sentence, and vocabulary in context.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Be sure your illustrations and sentences are completed based on Unit 5 words. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Review Unit 5 words- we will be engaging in some activities tomorrow based on the words;  complete Vocabulary Workshop pages 65-top pf 67 (“Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”, and Antonyms”) 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, May 16th- 1). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Upcoming Exam: Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Wednesday, May 22nd (We will be playing Jeopardy on Tuesday, May 21st.)

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be taking a quiz on misplaced and dangling modifiers. Next, they will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books-focusing on various topics. First, they will be focusing on allusions-literary, mythological, and biblical.  Next, they will be discussing the importance of eliminating wordiness and redundancy in writing; they will be working independently and in a group to correct sentences that have an over usage of wording. Lastly, the students will be identifying various types of analogies: synonyms, antonyms, cause and effect, part/ whole, and tool/user. The students will be identifying each type and coming up with their own analogies.

Religion- This week, the students will be working on the “Chapter Review” based on Chapter 7: “The Promise of Salvation”. They will also be focusing on an essay, based on examples of ways God has reached out to help His people. They will also be creating Jeopardy questions and playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review the chapter; the students will be taking an exam on this chapter as well. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). There is an exam today- Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 2). Finish the questions from Chapter 7- Religion- from Friday (handout focusing on pages 80 and 81). 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Finish the religion classwork-page 83 (questions and essay). 3). Get Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers exam signed, and make corrections. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 2). Finish your 20 Jeopardy questions from religion class; we will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow!

Thursday, May 16th- 1). Study- Religion exam tomorrow on Chapter 7. 

Upcoming Exam: Monday, May 13th-Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Upcoming Exam: Friday, May 17th-Religion-Chapter 7: “The Promise of Salvation”

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be taking an exam on infinitives; next, they will be identifying verb moods: indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive. The students will be reviewing examples of each type and developing their own sentences based on each verb mood. Lastly, the students will be identifying puns and verbal irony from their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book. They will be creating their own puns and verbal irony statements as well. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 13th- 1). There is an exam today on Infinitives 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, May 14th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Review the difference between pun and verbal irony. 3). Get Infinitives exam signed, and make corrections. 

Wednesday, May 15th- 1). Review “Verb Moods”; make sure your sentences from class are completed; we will be sharing them tomorrow!

Thursday, May 16th- 1). There is no written homework today. 

Upcoming Exam: Infinitives: Monday, May 13th

Upcoming Final Exam: Wednesday, May 29th (We will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” on Tuesday, May 28th.)