Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 24 - 25

Important Dates
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Dec 5 - 6 - Booster Bazaar
Dec 11 - Winter Concert 6PM
Dec 12 - Progress Reports
Dec 18 - NC Art Museum Field Trip
Dec 19 - Christmas Party 9:00am - 11:30am
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am

Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th. There are still many students that have not brought in their permission forms! Click the link to download a copy of the permission form.  NC Art Museum Permission Form
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  
  • We still need volunteers to send in items or to help out with the Christmas Party on Dec 19th. Here is the link to sign up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-christmas

Homework
NONE

Tests/Quizzes
NONE

This Week...

Monday 
All Classes - Students will work on a fun Thanksgiving-themed grammar lesson. Any students that are not finished with their Thanksgiving persuasive writing will have time to complete it.

Tuesday
All Classes - Students will watch a Thanksgiving video and complete a Thanksgiving activity.  Any students that are not finished with their Thanksgiving persuasive writing will be able to complete it. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 17 - 21

Important Dates
Nov 21 - 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony 9AM
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th. There are still many students that have not brought in their permission forms! Click the link to download a copy of the permission form.  NC Art Museum Permission Form
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  

Homework
Monday: Reading Log & Vocab page 42
Tuesday: Reading Log & Vocab page 43
Wednesday: Reading Log & Vocab page 44
Thursday: Reading Log & Vocab page 45

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Red & Blue - Chapter 18 - 23 Quiz
Friday - Yellow - Part 3 Quiz
Friday - All - Vocabulary Lesson 6 Test

This Week...

Monday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 17 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter.  They will also continue to fill in their Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheet. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 19 in George Washington's Socks.  They will also continue to fill in their Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheet. 

Tuesday
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 18 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will also work on finishing the Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheets and starting our first drafts. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 20 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter.  We will also work on finishing the Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheets and starting our first drafts. 

Wednesday
Yellow Group - Students will finish the novel, Woods Runner, and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will continue working on completing the first drafts of our Thanksgiving persuasive writing.

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 21 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will continue working on completing the first drafts of our Thanksgiving persuasive writing.

Thursday
Yellow Group - Students will complete a character chart based on the novel, Woods Runner. We will also continue to work on the first drafts and peer review our Thanksgiving persuasive writing

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 22 & 23 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  We will also continue to work on the first drafts and peer review our Thanksgiving persuasive writing

Friday
Yellow Group - Students will take a quiz on Part 3 of Woods Runner and the Vocabulary Test for Lesson 6.  We will also continue to work on first drafts, peer review the first drafts and begin the final drafts of the Thanksgiving persuasive writing. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 18 - 23 of George Washington's Socks and the Vocabulary Test on Lesson 6.  We will also continue to work on first drafts, peer review the first drafts and begin the final drafts of the Thanksgiving persuasive writing. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 12 - 14

Important Dates
Nov 14 - Report Cards go home
Nov 21 - 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th. There are still many students that have not brought in their permission forms! Click the link to download a copy of the permission form.  NC Art Museum Permission Form
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  

Homework
Monday: None
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None 
Thursday: None

Tests/Quizzes
Thursday - Blue & Red Group - Quiz on Chapters 14 - 17

This Week...

Wednesday 
Yellow Group - Students will complete an activity that will teach them how secret messages were passed during the American Revolution.  We will also begin a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences.  

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 17 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions.  We will also begin a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences. 

Thursday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 15 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will also continue to work on a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 14 - 17 of George Washington's Socks.  We will also continue to work on a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences. 

Friday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 16 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will introduce a Thanksgiving writing activity that students will be working on over the next two weeks.  

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 18 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will introduce a Thanksgiving writing activity that students will be working on over the next two weeks. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 3 - 7

Important Dates
Nov 6 - End of 1st Quarter
Nov 7 - Early Release Day @ 11:45AM
Nov 10 - Teacher Workday
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day - No School
Nov 14 - Report Cards go home
Nov 21 - 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th.
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 35
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 36
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 38 
Thursday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 39

Tests/Quizzes
Wednesday - Yellow Group - Woods Runner Part 2 Quiz
Wednesday - Blue & Red Group - George Washington's Socks Ch. 8 - 13 Quiz
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 5 Test

This Week...

Monday
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 10 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and complete the study guide questions for that chapter.  We will also complete a grammar lesson on how to use quotation marks correctly in our writing. 

Blue Group: Students will continue reading chapters 10 - 11 in George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and complete the study guide questions. We will also complete a grammar lesson on how to use apostrophes correctly in our writing. 

Red GroupStudents will continue reading chapter 11 in George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and complete the study guide questions. We will also complete a grammar lesson on how to use quotation marks correctly in our writing. 

Tuesday
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 11 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will complete a grammar lesson on using numbers correctly in our writing. Students will also complete a vocabulary activity with words from Lesson 5 in their workbook.  

Blue Group - Students will read chapters 12 - 13 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also work on a grammar lesson on how to use quotation marks correctly in our writing. Students will also complete a vocabulary activity with words from Lesson 5 in their workbook.  

Red Group - Students will read chapters 12 - 13 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also work on a grammar lesson on how to use numbers correctly in our writing.Students will also complete a vocabulary activity with words from Lesson 5 in their workbook.  

Wednesday 
Yellow Group - Students will read take a quiz on Part 2 of Woods Runner, read chapter 12 and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and a grammar lesson on plurals. 

Blue Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 8 - 13 of George Washington's Socks. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and a grammar lesson on using numbers correctly in their writing. 

Red Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 8 - 13 of George Washington's Socks. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and a grammar lesson on plurals.

Thursday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 13 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will also work on a grammar lesson on commonly confused words. 

Blue Group - Students will read chapters 14 - 15 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also complete a grammar lesson on plurals. 

Red Group - Students will read chapters 14 - 15 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also complete a grammar lesson on commonly confused words.

Friday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 14 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also take the Lesson 5 vocabulary test. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 16 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also take the Lesson 5 vocabulary test.

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 27 - 31

Important Dates
Oct 31 - Halloween

Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th.
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 28
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 29
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 30 
Thursday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 32

Tests/Quizzes
Monday - Yellow Group - Woods Runner Part 1 Quiz
Wednesday - Blue & Red Group - George Washington's Socks Ch. 1-7 Quiz
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 4 Test

This Week...

Monday
Yellow Group - Students will take a quiz on part 1 of Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen.  We will also complete a grammar lesson on how to use apostrophes and students will have time to work on finishing their Halloween narratives. 

Blue & Red Group: Students will continue reading chapters 3 and 4 in George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and complete the study guide questions. We will complete a grammar lesson on how to use apostrophes and students will have time to work on finishing their Halloween narratives. 

Tuesday
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 4 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. Students will be able to continue working to finish their Halloween narratives. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapters 5 - 7 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. They will be given time to work on finishing their Halloween narratives. 

Wednesday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapters 5 - 6 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and work on their Halloween narratives. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 1 - 7 of George Washington's Socks. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and work on their Halloween narratives. 

Thursday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapters 7 - 8 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. They will also finish their Halloween narratives. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapters 8 - 9 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. They will work on finishing up their Halloween narratives. 

Friday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 9 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also take the Lesson 4 vocabulary test and finish their Halloween narratives. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 10 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also take the Lesson 4 vocabulary test and finish their Halloween narratives. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 20 - 23

Important Dates
Oct 23 - Booster Bash
Oct 24 - No School
Oct 31 - Halloween

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due Oct. 23 

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes and summary 
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes and summary 
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes and summary 
Thursday: None

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week...

Monday 
Each class will begin a new novel unit this week which is set during the American Revolution.  We will begin with an introduction to this time in history and the basic causes of the revolution.  Students will also continue to work on their Halloween Narratives. 

Tuesday 
Yellow Group: Students will begin reading chapter 1 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also have time to work on their Halloween Narrative. 

Blue Group: Students will read part one of a nonfiction text about the American Revolution. They will also work in small groups in reading centers to practice reading and writing skills. 

Red Group: Students will read part one of a nonfiction text about the American Revolution. They will also work on their Halloween Narratives. 

Wednesday
Yellow Group: Students will read chapter 2 in Woods Runner and complete study guide questions for that chapter. We will discuss Imagery and complete a vocabulary activity. 

Blue Group: Students will complete part two of the nonfiction text about the American Revolution and view an introduction power point for the new novel they will be reading to gain background information about the author and events that will occur during the reading of the novel. Students will continue to work in their station groups. 

Red Group: Students will complete part two of the nonfiction text about the American Revolution.  They will also complete a vocabulary activity and work on their Halloween Narratives. 

Thursday 
Yellow Group: Students will read chapter 3 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. Students will have time to work on their Halloween Narratives. 

Blue Group: Students will begin reading chapters 1 and 2 in George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. They will also have time to work on their Halloween Narratives. 

Red Group: Students will view an introduction power point for the novel George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff to gain background information about the author and events that will occur during the reading.  We will read chapters 1 and 2 and complete the study guide questions for those chapters as well. Students will be able to work on their Halloween Narratives if time allows. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October 13 - 17

Important Dates
Oct 13 - 1st Quarter Project Due
Oct 23 - Booster Bash
Oct 24 - No School
Oct 31 - Halloween

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due Oct. 23 
  • 1st Quarter Project Due Monday, October 13th. 

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook pages 21
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook page 22
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook page 23
Thursday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook page 24

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 3 Test 

This Week...

Monday - We will have our last Discussion Seminar for Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 and students will continue working their Halloween Narratives. If time allows, students will begin signing up for writing conferences with the teacher to go over their first drafts of their Halloween Narrative. The writing conferences will take place throughout this week and into next week. 

Tuesday - Students will be introduced to the culmination in-class project for Blood on the River.  Students will have class time throughout the week to complete this project that will show their knowledge and understanding of the novel we have just completed reading.  

Wednesday - Students will continue working on their culminating in-class project for Blood on the River and writing their Halloween Narrative. Some students will conference with the teacher to review what they've written.  

Thursday - Students will work on the in-class project and a Grammar lesson on using apostrophes. 

Friday - Students will finish up their in-class projects and the lesson on apostrophes that was started the day before.  There will also be a Vocabulary Test on Lesson 3.