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Ms. Amuso

Week of September 17th-September 21st

Reminders:

1). Due to our schedule change, the students are required to complete a written reading log each Tuesday at home. Every Wednesday and Thursday (unless there is a change in the schedule), the students will be completing their reading logs during SSR (Sustained Silent Reading). 

2). Back to School Night will be taking place on Thursday, September 20th. 

3). September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We will be having a $2.00 “Gold/Yellow Attire” Dress Down Day on Tuesday, September 25th, to support children affected by cancer. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” and taking a Spelling/Vocabulary Exam based on their Unit 1 vocabulary words. Next, they will be identifying vocabulary words that come from the biography: “Leonardo’s Horse” by Jean Fritz which can be found in their Reading Street reader. They will be reading: “They Called It the Renaissance” and using context clues to develop meanings for the words; we will then be coming up with a class definition for each word and writing the definitions on their vocabulary handout. The students will be using most of their vocabulary words to develop a prediction about the story. Lastly, they will be reading the biography that is based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci.  The students will be reading the biography as a class and will be summarizing and answering various comprehension questions. 

*If you would like extra points towards your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam, you may create 15 Jeopardy questions.  This must be handed in on Monday, September 17th. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 17th- 1). Study for your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam. Today we will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review! 2). Make corrections to your creative story; reprint or rewrite a new copy.  Don’t forget the heading:

Name                          Date

OLGCA                       Grade 5/ELA

Tuesday, September 18th-  1). Complete a written reading log today.

Wednesday, September 19th- 1). Review the vocabulary words that we identified today in class. 2). Use at least three of the vocabulary words, and write a prediction about “Leonardo’s Horse”; observe the illustrations on pages 292-309 to help you with your prediction; be detailed! Underline or highlight the words in your writing. 3). Be sure your reading log is completed from class today. 4). Get your “Spelling/Vocabulary Exam” signed and corrected.

Thursday, September 20th- 1). Summarize what we read in class today; don’t copy word for word-write it in your own words (remember-no opinions in a summary!) 2). Be sure the reading comprehension questions are completed from class today. 3). Don’t forget to have your reading log completed from today!

Upcoming Review/Exam:

1). “Unit 1 Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam-Tuesday, September 18th (“Basketball Jeopardy” will take place on Monday, September 17th.)

2). “Leonardo’s Horse” Exam-Thursday, September 27th- review the vocabulary words, plot, and comprehension questions from class.

 

Grade 6-This week, the students will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” and taking a Spelling/Vocabulary Exam based on their Unit 1 vocabulary words. Next, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the historical fiction story: “Old Yeller” by Fred Gibson which can be found in their Reading Street reader. They will be reading a passage titled: “A Best Friend” and using context clues to develop meanings for each word; the students will be writing a prediction using at least three of their vocabulary words. Next, they will be reading the story as a class; they will be summarizing what they read and answering various reading comprehension questions independently.

*If you would like extra points towards your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam, you may create 20 Jeopardy questions.  This must be handed in on Monday, September 17th.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 17th- 1). Study for your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam. Today we will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review! 2). Make corrections to your journal about traveling to Timbuktu; reprint or rewrite a new copy.  Don’t forget the heading:

Name                             Date

OLGCA                          Grade 6/ELA

Tuesday, September 18th-  1). Complete a written reading log today.

Wednesday, September 19th- 1). Review the vocabulary words that we identified today in class. 2). Use at least three of the vocabulary words, and write a prediction about “Old Yeller”; observe the illustrations on pages 22-35 to help you with your prediction; be detailed! Underline or highlight the words in your writing. 2). Finish your sentences from class today. 3). Be sure your reading log is completed from class today. 4). Get your “Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam signed and corrected. 

Thursday, September 20th- 1). Summarize what we read in class today; don’t copy word for word-write it in your own words (remember-no opinions in a summary!) 2). Be sure the reading comprehension questions are completed from class today. 3). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Upcoming Review/Exam:

1). “Unit 1 Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam-Tuesday, September 18th (“Basketball Jeopardy” will take place on Monday, September 17th.)

2). “Old Yeller” Exam-Thursday, September 27th- review the vocabulary words, plot, and comprehension questions from class. 

 

Grade 7– This week, the students will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” and taking a Spelling/Vocabulary Exam based on their Unit 1 vocabulary words. Next, the students will be identifying vocabulary words and reading the story: “Two Kinds” from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. The story focuses on the relationship of Amy as a young girl and her mother; the students will be developing a prediction about the story and will be working on various questions throughout the reading.

Religion– This week, the students will be presenting their billboards that reflect God’s existence in our world. Next, they will be focusing on Chapter 1: “The Source of All Life”.  They will be reading, highlighting, and answering questions based on how God created us to know Him and how He makes himself known to us.  They will also be discussing how God gives us the gift of faith and how the Church gives witness to God’s presence. The students will be reading about St. Paul as well and working on a chapter review together. 

*If you would like extra points towards your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam, you may create 20 Jeopardy questions.  This must be handed in on Monday, September 17th.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 17th- 1). Study for your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam. Today we will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review! 2). Make corrections to your essay; reprint or rewrite a new copy.  Don’t forget the heading:

Name                               Date

OLGCA                            Grade 7/ELA

Tuesday, September 18th-  1). Complete a written reading log today.

Wednesday, September 19th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from today! 2). Write a prediction about “Two Kinds” from The Joy Luck Club  based on the illustrations based on pages 48-63. Use at least three of the vocabulary words in your writing. Highlight or underline the words as well. 3). Get your “Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam signed and corrected. 

Thursday, September 20th- 1). Summarize what we read in class today; don’t copy word for word-write it in your own words (remember-no opinions in a summary!) 2). Be sure the reading comprehension questions are completed from class today. 3). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Upcoming Review/Exam:

1). “Unit 1 Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam-Tuesday, September 18th (“Basketball Jeopardy” will take place on Monday, September 17th.)

2). Essay Exam- Thursday, September 27th-“Two Kinds” from The Joy Luck Club; you may use the vocabulary list and a dictionary/thesaurus for the exam.

 

Grade 8– This week, the students will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” and taking a Spelling/Vocabulary Exam based on their Unit 1 vocabulary words. Next, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the classic short story: “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. The will be working with a partner to create illustrations with descriptions based on each word. The students will also be developing a prediction of the story based on the illustrations provided. During the reading, they will be discussing the narrator’s feelings towards the innocent man in the story, summarizing, and answering various reading comprehension questions. 

*If you would like extra points towards your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam, you may create 20 Jeopardy questions.  This must be handed in on Monday, September 17th.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 17th- 1). Study for your “Spelling/Vocabulary Unit 1” Exam. Today we will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” to review! 2). Make corrections to your essay; reprint or rewrite a new copy.  Don’t forget the heading:

Name                                 Date

OLGCA                              Grade 8/ELA

Tuesday, September 18th-  1). Complete a written reading log today.

Wednesday, September 19th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from today. 2). Finish your illustrations/descriptions (as shown in class) from today. 3). Get your “Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam signed and corrected. 

Thursday, September 20th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.  2). Finish your prediction based on “The Tell-Tale Heart”; don’t forget to use at least five vocabulary words; highlight or underline the words!

Upcoming Review/Exams:

1). “Unit 1 Spelling/Vocabulary” Exam-Tuesday, September 18th (“Basketball Jeopardy” will take place on Monday, September 17th.)

2). Essay Exam on “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe-Thursday, September 27th; you may use the vocabulary list and a dictionary/thesaurus for the exam.