Week of September 9th-September 13th

Reminders:

1). All grades must have their novels in by Monday, September 9th. 

1). Special Subjects begin this week! Don’t forget gym class is still each Monday.

2). There is a $2 Dress Down on Tuesday, September 10th.

 

*All Grades- Please check the website daily; homework and exams are tentative. Thank you!

 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be reading the comical play from their Reading Street reader: Wings for the King by Anna Sroda.  First, they will be identifying vocabulary words-each word’s part of speech and meaning.  They will then be developing detailed sentences using each word; the students will be placed on two teams and sharing their sentences in class; next, they will be observing the illustrations throughout the play to develop a prediction paragraph using their vocabulary words in their writing. The students will be taking turns reading the play and answering various inferential and critical thinking questions as well.

*If you did not hand in your goals book cover on Friday, September 6th, please do so on Monday, September 9th.

*Your novel for SSR is due on Monday, September 9th.

*If you have not handed in your ELA summer packet, please do so by Wednesday, September 11th. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 9th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Make sure your detailed sentences from class are completed; tomorrow we will be sharing them!

Tuesday, September 10th- 1). Be sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 2). Finish your “Wings for the King” prediction from class. 

Wednesday, September 11th- 1). Make sure the reading comprehension questions from the handout are completed from class- only from pages 268-275. 2). Be sure your reading log is finished from SSR.

Thursday, September 12th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Upcoming Exam: Wednesday, September 18th- Wings for the King; review the vocabulary words (definition, part of speech, and spelling of each word) and questions from class.  We will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” on Tuesday, September 17th. 

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be reading the play from their Reading Street reader: Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer from Ms. Courageous: Women of Science  by Joanna Halpart Kraus. First, they will be researching Elizabeth Blackwell in our computer room, and listing ten important facts about her; they will then take these facts and write a short biography about her as well. Next, they will be identifying vocabulary words from the play-each word’s part of speech and meaning.  They will then be developing detailed sentences using each word; the students will be placed on two teams and sharing their sentences in class; lastly, the students will be taking turns reading the play and answering various inferential and critical thinking questions.

*If you did not hand in your goals book cover on Friday, September 6th, please do so on Monday, September 9th.

*Your novel for SSR is due on Monday, September 9th.

*If you have not handed in your ELA summer packet, please do so by Wednesday, September 11th.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 9th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Make sure you have your ten facts about Elizabeth Blackwell; write your information in paragraph form; you should have at least two-three paragraphs. (I will be collecting your facts and writing tomorrow.)

Tuesday, September 10th- 1). Make sure your sentences from class are completed. 2). Be sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 

Wednesday, September 11th- 1). Make sure the reading comprehension questions from the handout are completed from class- only from pages 379-383. 2). Be sure your reading log is finished from SSR.

Thursday, September 12th- 1). Make sure the reading comprehension questions from the handout are completed from class- only from pages 384-389. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). If you have not done so, your final draft, Elizabeth Blackwell biography, is due tomorrow!

Upcoming Exam: Wednesday, September 18th- Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer from Ms. Courageous Woman of Science; be sure to review the vocabulary words and questions from class.  We will be playing “Basketball Jeopardy” on Tuesday, September 17th. 

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be reading the short story from their Literature reader:  “Two Kinds” from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. First, they will be researching on the Google Chromebooks-locating information about the author Amy Tan to gain a better understanding of why she composed her novel, They will be listing ten important facts about her and writing the facts they have found in paragraph form; next, they will be identifying vocabulary words from the story focusing on each word’s part of speech and meaning.  They will then be developing detailed sentences using each word; lastly, the students will be taking turns reading the story and answering various inferential and critical thinking questions.

Religion- This week the students will be discussing ways that we know God exists; they will be creating a screensaver depicting images that prove God is forever with us. 

*If you did not hand in your goals book cover on Friday, September 6th, please do so on Monday, September 9th.

*Your novel for SSR is due on Monday, September 9th.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 9th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Make sure you have your ten facts about Amy Tan; write your findings in paragraph form. This will be a rough draft. (I will be collecting both facts and writing.)

Tuesday, September 10th- 1). Make sure your sentences from class are completed. 2). Be sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 3). Final draft of writing about Amy Tan is due on Friday. 

Wednesday, September 11th- 1). Make sure the reading comprehension questions from the handout are completed from class- only from pages 49-55. 

Thursday, September 12th- 1). Make sure the reading comprehension questions from the handout are completed from class- pages 56-63. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). If you have not done so, your final draft, Amy Tan biography, is due tomorrow!

Upcoming Exam: Tuesday, September 17th- “Two Kinds” from The Joy Luck Club-Essay Exam- You may use your reader, a thesaurus, and the vocabulary handout for the exam.

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be reading the short story: “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. First, they will be researching on the Google Chromebooks-locating information about the author- Edgar Allan Poe to gain a better understanding of his writing. They will be listing ten important facts about him, and writing their findings in paragraph form; next, they will be identifying vocabulary words from the story focusing on each word’s part of speech and meaning.  They will then be developing detailed sentences using each word; lastly, the students will be taking turns reading the story and answering various inferential and critical thinking questions.

*If you did not hand in your goals book cover on Friday, September 6th, please do so on Monday, September 9th.

*Your novel for SSR is due on Monday, September 9th.

*If you have not handed in your ELA summer packet, please do so by Wednesday, September 11th.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 9th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Make sure you have your ten facts about Edgar Allan Poe; don’t forget to write your facts in paragraph form; this will be a rough draft. (I will be collecting both facts and writing.)

Tuesday, September 10th- 1). Make sure your sentences and illustrations from class are completed. 2). Be sure your reading log is finished from SSR. 3). Final draft of writing about Edgar Allan Poe is due on Friday. 

Wednesday, September 11th- 1). Make sure the reading comprehension questions from the handout are completed from class- only from pages 39-43. 2). Be sure your reading log is finished from SSR.

Thursday, September 12th- 1). Make sure the reading comprehension questions from the handout are completed from class- pages 44-46 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). If you have not done so, your final draft, Edgar Allan Poe biography, is due tomorrow!

Upcoming Exam: Tuesday, September 17th- “The Tell-Tale Heart” Essay Exam- You may use the story, a thesaurus, and the vocabulary handout for the exam.