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Ms. Amuso

Week of November 18th-November 22nd

Reminders:

1). On Tuesday, November 19th, it is a $2.00 Dress Down Day to support the Carmelite Nuns.

2). On Thursday, November 21st, it is $2.00 Camo Dress Down Day to support our troops. 

3). On Friday, November 22nd, it is Family Paint Night! This event begins at 7:00 p.m.

*Class novels will begin after the Christmas break; each student should continue to read his/her own novel every day.  Please check the website daily to see about reading logs!*

 

Grade 5- This week, the 5th grade will be finishing their spelling/vocabulary stories; they will be presenting them to the class. The students will also be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 2 words; they will be taking an exam on this Unit as well.  Lastly, the students will be brainstorming things/people they are thankful for; they will be reviewing the main parts of an essay-introduction, body, and conclusion, developing a rough draft of an essay, editing and revising their work, and typing a final draft. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

*Please be sure to follow my reading log handout; at this point, you should be setting up each reading log correctly; remember at the end of the trimester, the reading logs will be graded as a quiz-this is a grade booster!*

Monday, November 18th- 1). Study Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary words; we are playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow IF all groups are done with their spelling/vocabulary plays. 

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). Make sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 2). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is tomorrow-STUDY!

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Make sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Get Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam signed, and make corrections. 

Upcoming Exam: 

Unit 2 Vocabulary and Spelling exam-Wednesday, November 20th

“Basketball Jeopardy”-Tuesday, November 19th

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be finishing their final drafts based on healthy food choices. Next, they will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 2 words; they will be taking an exam on this Unit as well.  Lastly, the students will be brainstorming things/people they are thankful for; they will be reviewing the main parts of an essay-introduction, body, and conclusion, developing a rough draft of an essay, editing and revising their work, and typing a final draft. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 18th- 1). Be sure to finish your “Healthy Choices” essay. 2). Study Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary words; we are playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is tomorrow-STUDY! 2). Complete a written reading log.

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Upcoming Exam: 

Unit 2 Vocabulary and Spelling exam-Wednesday, November 20th

“Basketball Jeopardy”- Tuesday, November 19th

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be finishing their final drafts based on school lunch changes. Next, they will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review Unit 2 words; they will be taking an exam on this Unit as well.  Lastly, the students will be brainstorming things/people they are thankful for; they will be reviewing the main parts of an introduction, body, and conclusion, developing a rough draft of an essay, editing and revising their work, and typing a final draft. 

Religion-The students will be practicing for the Christmas show during Religion and SSR classes; please check the website daily for religion/reading log homework. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 18th- 1). Be sure your essay on changing school lunches is completed. 2). Study Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary words; we are playing “Basketball Jeopardy” tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is tomorrow-STUDY! 2). Complete a written reading log. 

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Religion- read and highlight pages 26-27: “The truth is handed down in Tradition” and “The Church lives by the Truth”; then, answer the questions on the handout; this will be counted as a quiz grade. 

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Get Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam signed, and make corrections. 

Upcoming Exam: 

Unit 2 Vocabulary and Spelling exam-Wednesday, November 20th

“Basketball Jeopardy”- Tuesday, November 19th

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be working in groups and developing a commercial promoting the use of ATM’s. This activity is based around Unit 2 and the expository essay-“Instant Cash” at the beginning of the Unit; the students will also be designing an advertisement to support their position. This ad will incorporate details from the essay and unit words; A rubric will be followed. The students will also be taking an exam on this Unit. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

*If you have not handed in your essay-“Writing: Words in Action” #2: “Is Communication Declining?”-it must be handed in on Monday, November 8th. 

Monday, November 18th- 1). Be sure the rough draft of your advertisement and commercial are completed; you will be designing your final draft and editing and revising your commercial on the Chromebooks for tomorrow! 

Tuesday, November 19th- 1). 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is moved to Friday-STUDY!

Wednesday, November 20th- 1). Unit 2 Spelling/Vocabulary exam is Friday-STUDY!

Thursday, November 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. *Since the students worked on two different activities for Unit 2, I have decided to cancel the exam.* BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR BOOK FOR SSR TOMORROW!