Week of May 20th-May 24th

Reminders:

1). Summer uniform begins on Monday, May 20th.

2). Grade 8 will be taking the NYS Science Exam on Wednesday, May 22nd. 

3). Grades 5,6, and 7 were given their final review sheets on Friday, May 17th; after Memorial Day weekend, we will begin final review projects. 

4). Friday, May 24th, school is closed-Faculty Retreat.

5). There is no school on Monday, May 27th-Memorial Day.

6). Grade 8 ELA Final exam will be on Wednesday, May 29th.

7). Religion Final-Thursday, June 6th.

8). Grades 5,6, and 7 will be taking their ELA Final Exam on Thursday, June 13th.

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be working in their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book.  They will begin by reading the Ancient Myth: “Baucis and Philemon” and using context clues to develop meanings for each word in Unit 5.  Next, they will be identifying each word’s part of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and how each word is used within a sentence.  They will be writing sentences and creating pictures with each word as well; they will then be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game.  The students will also be working independently and in groups on various pages in their book; we will be reviewing all sections as a class.  Lastly, the students will be taking a quiz on the words.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 20th- 1). Finish your illustrations and sentences from class; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Tuesday, May 21st- 1). Complete pages 50-51 (“Match the Meaning”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”) in the Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, May 22nd- 1). Study! Quiz tomorrow on Unit 5 words! Study the parts of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and the spelling of each so that you are prepared; also, be able to write sentences with the words. 

Thursday, May 23rd- 1). Unit 5 Vocabulary/Spelling Quiz today! There is no written homework for the weekend; have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! 

Upcoming Quiz: Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Words-Thursday, May 23rd

Upcoming Exam: ELA Final Examination-Thursday, June 13th (Jeopardy-June 12th)

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be playing Jeopardy to review Unit 5 vocabulary words; they will be taking a spelling/vocabulary exam as well on these words. Next, they will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books.  First, they will be focusing on figures of speech (specifically personification and hyperbole). They will be reviewing examples and creating their own with a partner.  Next, the students will be focusing on relationships between words-analogies.  They will be identifying five different types of analogies: synonyms, antonyms, cause/effect, part/whole, and item/category.  They will be completing missing analogies and developing three of each type with a partner. The students will be sharing their analogies with the class. 

*Study for Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Jeopardy for Monday, May 20th!*

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 20th- 1).  20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow;  Study for Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Tuesday, May 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Wednesday, May 22nd- 1). Create your own examples of personification and hyperboles. Develop three for each type of figure of speech. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Thursday, May 23rd- 1). There is no written homework over the weekend; have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Upcoming Exams: 1). Unit 5 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam-Tuesday, May 21st (“Basketball Jeopardy”-Monday, May 20th)

                                      2). ELA Final Examination-Thursday, June 13th (Jeopardy, June 12th)

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be working in their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book.  They will begin by reading a <Persuasive Essay> “Nazca Lines” and using context clues to develop meanings for some of the words in Unit 6.  Next, they will be identifying each word’s part of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and how each word is used within a sentence.  They will be writing sentences and creating pictures with each word as well; they will then be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game.  The students will also be working independently and in groups on various pages in their book; we will be reviewing all sections as a class.  Lastly, the students will be taking a quiz on the words.

Religion- This week, the students will begin discussing their final exam project; they will be using their final review sheet to create a song.  The students will be using a rubric as a guide throughout this collaborative project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, May 20th- 1). Finish your illustrations and sentences from class; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get your religion exam signed, and make corrections. 

Tuesday, May 21st- 1). Complete pages 75-top of 77 (“Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms”, and “Antonyms”) in the Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop book. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Wednesday, May 22nd- 1). Study! Quiz tomorrow on Unit 6 words! Study the parts of speech, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and the spelling of each so that you are prepared; also, be able to write sentences with the words. 

Thursday, May 23rd- 1). Unit 6 Vocabulary/Spelling Quiz today! There is no written homework for the weekend; have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! 

Upcoming Quiz: Unit 6 Spelling/Vocabulary Words-Thursday, May 23rd

Upcoming Exams: 1). Religion Final Examination-Thursday, June 6th (Jeopardy-June 5th)

                                      2). ELA Final Examination-Thursday, June 13th (Jeopardy-June 12th)

 

Grade 8-This week, the students will be working on Jeopardy questions in class for their final examination; they will be using their final review sheet as a guide. There will be no more written homework; also, the students do not have to complete any more reading logs, so they can focus on their final exams in all of their classes. 

Upcoming Exam:

ELA Final Examination Jeopardy Review: Tuesday, May 28th

ELA Final Examination: Wednesday, May 29th