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Ms. Amuso

Week of November 12th-November 16th

REMINDERS:

1). School will be closed on Monday, November 12th-Veterans Day.

2). Individual Picture Day will be taking place on Tuesday, November 13th.

3). Class Picture Day will be taking place on Wednesday, November 14th.

4). The Chocolate Sale ends on Thursday, November 15th.

5). We are having a $2.00 Blessed Christmas Lights Dress Down Day-Thursday, November 15th.

6). There is a $2.00 Dress Down Day on Friday, November 16th, to raise money for the Carmelite Nuns.

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be reading the biography: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins” by Barbara Kerley.  They will be identifying new vocabulary words and focusing on each word’s part of speech and definition. With a partner, the students will be creating illustrations, coming up with their own definitions, and writing sentences with the words. They will also be reading parts of the story independently and as a group; they will be working on various comprehension/ higher order thinking questions throughout the reading as well. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, November 12th- School is closed-Veterans Day; there is no homework today.

Tuesday, November 13th- 1). Finish your pictures, definitions, and sentences from class today; write each vocabulary word 3 X each. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, November 14th- 1). Finish questions #’s 1-4 from the handout: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get the reading comprehension quiz signed, and make corrections; for the multiple choice, you must explain why you are choosing the new answer.

Thursday, November 15th 1). Finish questions #’s 5-8 from the handout: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins”. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

 

Grade 6- This week the students will be reading the realistic fiction story – “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen.  They will be identifying new vocabulary words from the story-focusing on each word’s part of speech and definition. With a partner, the students will be creating illustrations, coming up with their own definitions, and writing sentences with the words. They will be reading the parts of the story independently and also as a group; they will be working on various comprehension/higher order thinking questions throughout the reading. As a post reading activity, the students will be working with a  group to develop an advertisement that focuses on “Tips For Surviving the Wilderness”. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, November 12th- School is closed-Veterans Day; there is no homework today.

Tuesday, November 13th- 1). Finish your pictures, definitions, and sentences from class today; write each vocabulary word 3 X each. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, November 14th- 1). Finish questions #’s 1-5 from the handout: “Hatchet”.  2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get the reading comprehension quiz signed, and make corrections. 

Thursday, November 15th- 1). Finish questions #’s 6-9 from the handout: “Hatchet”.  2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

 

Grade 7- This week the students will be reading an expository essay- “Life Without Gravity” by Robert Zimmerman.  After discussing the purpose of an expository essay, they will be identifying new vocabulary words from the essay- focusing on each word’s part of speech and definition. With a partner, the students will be creating illustrations, coming up with their own definitions, and writing sentences with each word. The students will be reading the essay as a group, then reviewing it independently and answering various comprehension/higher order thinking questions. The students will also be working on an independent post-writing activity; they will be brainstorming about life in space and developing a diary entry-pretending to be on a mission in space. They will use the expository essay that was read in class to help develop the entry. 

 

Religion- This week, the students will continue focusing on Chapter 3: “The Blessed Trinity”. They will independently be reading sections in the chapter.  Next, they will be completing a packet focusing on: creating illustrations that represent The Blessed Trinity, evangelization, the Great Commandment, and icons and explaining how they would teach these topics to younger children.  They will also be researching ways to be an evangelist and answering higher order thinking questions based on this chapter; this packet will be graded and is due on Monday, November 19th. 

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, November 12th- School is closed-Veterans Day; there is no homework today.

Tuesday, November 13th- 1). Finish your pictures, definitions, and sentences from class today; write each vocabulary word 3 X each. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). “The Blessed Trinity” packet will be going home today; follow the directions on the packet, and return by Monday, November 19th; this will be graded. Be sure to check your grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. 

Wednesday, November 14th- 1). Finish the reading comprehension questions-“Life Without Gravity”. Make sure your answers are detailed.  2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get the reading comprehension quiz signed, and make corrections; for the multiple choice, you must explain why you are choosing the new answer.

Thursday, November 15th 1). Type your final draft of your diary entry; be sure to have the proper heading at the top of the page (as shown in class). You must hand in your rough draft with the revisions as well.  2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

 

Grade 8- This week the students will be reading an expository narrative: from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” by Ann Petry. First, they will be identifying new vocabulary from the narrative and focusing on each word’s part of speech and definition. With a partner, the students will be creating illustrations, coming up with their own definitions, and writing sentences with each word. They will be reading parts of the narrative independently and also as a group; they will be working on various comprehension/higher order thinking questions throughout the reading.

Tentative Homework Schedule:

Monday, November 12th- School is closed-Veterans Day; there is no homework today.

Tuesday, November 13th- 1). Finish your pictures, definitions, and sentences from class today; write each vocabulary word 3 X each. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, November 14th- 1). Finish the reading comprehension questions-#’s 1-7 from ”Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad”. Make sure your answers are detailed.  2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Get the reading comprehension quiz signed, and make corrections; for the multiple choice, you must explain why you are choosing the new answer.

Thursday, November 15th 1). Finish the reading comprehension questions-#’s 8-13 from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad”. Make sure your answers are detailed.  2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

*Be sure questions 14-16 from “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” are completed for Monday, November 19th.*