Saturday, February 6, 2016

February 8 - 11

Important Dates
Feb. 12 - Teacher Workday
Feb. 14 - Teacher Workday
Feb. 22 - 26 - Book Fair

Important Reminders
  • Final payments for the April 8th field trip are due February 29th. All money must be turned in by this time so final payments can be made for transportation, dinner reservations for students at Golden Corral, USS North Carolina Battleship tour, and Carolina Ocean Studies program. 

Homework -  No Vocabulary
MondayReading Passage
Tuesday: Reading Passage
Wednesday: Reading Passage
ThursdayNone

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week  

Monday 
Students will begin a new novel set in the Civil War era.  We will start by participating in a pre-reading activity where students will use a selection of words that have to do with the story to write a paragraph that will describe what they think will happen in the novel.  Afterward, we will read chapters 1 - 3 in our new novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick, and answer study guide questions. 
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday  
Students will read chapters 4 - 6 in the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and answer study guide questions. We will begin reviewing reading comprehension skills this week and focus on Main Idea. Students will listen to a read aloud and have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 7 - 8 in the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and answer study guide questions. We will continue reviewing reading comprehension skills this week and focus on Main Idea. Students will listen to a read aloud and have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will read chapters 9 - 10 in the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and answer study guide questions. We will continue reviewing reading comprehension skills this week and focus on Main Idea. Students will listen to a read aloud and have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday  
No School - Teacher Workday

Saturday, January 30, 2016

February 1 - 5

Important Dates
Feb. 3 - Symphony & Art Museum Field Trip
Feb. 5 - 2nd Quarter Awards 9AM
Feb. 12 - Teacher Workday
Feb. 14 - Teacher Workday
Feb. 22 - 26 - Book Fair

Important Reminders
  • Final payments for the April 8th field trip are due February 29th. All money must be turned in by this time so final payments can be made for transportation, dinner reservations for students at Golden Corral, USS North Carolina Battleship tour, and Carolina Ocean Studies program. 

MondayVocabulary Choice Board Activity & Reading Passage
Tuesday: Vocabulary Choice Board Activity & Reading Passage
Wednesday: None 
ThursdayVocabulary Choice Board Activity & Reading Passage

Tests/Quizzes
Tuesday - Woods Runner Novel Test (Yellow Group) 
Thursday - George Washington's Socks Novel Test  (Red & Blue Group)
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 11 Test

This Week  

Monday 
Blue and Red Groups: Students will finish the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Yellow Group: Students will play a review game for the Woods Runner novel test they will take on Tuesday. If time allows, they will work continue to work on the Setting Activity we began last week. 
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday  
Blue and Red GroupsStudents will play a review game to prepare for the George Washington's Socks novel test they will take on Thursday.  If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not already done
Yellow Group: Students will the novel test for Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. If time allows, students will work on the setting activity we began last week.   
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Field Trip 

Thursday
Blue and Red Groups: Students will the novel test for George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff.  If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not already done.
Yellow Group: Students will finish the setting activity assignment they have been working on in class for Woods Runner
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday  
Students will take a test on vocabulary lesson 11.
Blue and Red Groups: Students will work on Moby Max lessons and their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Yellow Group: Students will work on Moby Max lessons and finish the setting activity assignment if they are not done yet. 
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

January 25 - 29

Important Dates
29 - Report Cards
Feb. 5 - 2nd Quarter Awards 9AM

Important Reminders
  • If you have not sent in payment for the field trip(s), please do so as soon as possible, as some deposits are coming due very soon. 

MondayVocabulary Choice Board Activity
Red & Blue: Gray Whales Passage
Yellow: Packs are Back Passage
Tuesday: Vocabulary Choice Board Activity
Red & Blue: Lead Passage
Yellow: Birds Passage
WednesdayVocabulary Choice Board Activity 
Red & Blue: Natural Forces Passage
Yellow: Flipper Passage
Thursday: Vocabulary Choice Board Activity
Red & Blue: Storms Passage
Yellow: Green Thumbs Passage


Tests/Quizzes
Wednesday - Ch. 14 - 17 Quiz (Blue & Red Group) 
Thursday - Part 3 Quiz (Yellow Group)
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 10 Test

This Week  

Monday 
Blue and Red Groups: Students will read chapters 14 - 15 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Yellow Group: Students will read chapter 14 - 15 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday  
Blue and Red GroupsStudents will read chapters 16 - 17 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff, and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not already done
Yellow Group: Students will read chapters 16 - 17 of the novel, Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen.  We will answer study guide questions after reading the chapter. If time allows, students will work on finishing their opinion writing that was started before the break.  
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Blue and Red GroupsStudents will take a quiz on chapters 14 - 17 of the novelGeorge Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff. If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
Yellow Group: Students will finish the novel, Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Blue and Red Groups: Students will read chapters 18 - 19 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not already done.
Yellow Group: Students will take a quiz on Part 3 of the novel, Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. After the quiz, students will begin working on an activity that will require them to identify setting details in the text of two separate scenes in the novel and then draw pictures of both scenes that incorporate the setting details they identified. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
 Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday  
Students will take a test on vocabulary lesson 10.
Blue and Red Groups: Students will and read chapter 20 - 21 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Yellow Group: Students will continue to work on their setting evidence pictures. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

January 20 - 22

Important Dates
27 - Report Cards
Feb. 5 - 2nd Quarter Awards 9AM

Important Reminders
  • Field Trip 2nd Payment Due January 22
  • Scholastic Order Due January 22

Homework - No Vocabulary 
Monday: No School 
Tuesday: No School 
WednesdayRead 20 minutes 
Thursday: Read 20 minutes


Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week  

Monday 
No School

Tuesday  
No School

Wednesday
All classes will take a midterm assessment using Moby Max. There will be one assessment in literature and one assessment on informational text.  Students will most likely take two days to complete the assessments. 
If time allows, students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
All classes will continue taking a midterm assessment using Moby Max. There will be one assessment in literature and one assessment on informational text.  Students will most likely take two days to complete the assessments. 
If time allows, students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday  
Blue and Red Groups: Students will read chapters 14 - 15 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Yellow Group: Students will read chapters 12 - 13 of the novel, Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January 11 - 14

Important Dates
14 - Early Release 11:45AM
14 - End of 2nd Quarter
15 - Teacher Workday
18 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School
19 - Teacher Workday
27 - Report Cards

Important Reminders
  • Early Release Thursday, January 14 @ 11:45AM
  • 2nd Quarter Project Due January 14
  • Field Trip 2nd Payment Due January 22
  • Scholastic Order Due January 22

Homework - No Vocabulary 
Monday: Read 20 minutes 
TuesdayRead 20 minutes 
WednesdayRead 20 minutes 
ThursdayNo School


Tests/Quizzes
Monday - Chapter 1 - 7 Quiz (Red & Blue Groups ONLY)
Thursday - Chapter 8 - 13 Quiz (Red & Blue Groups); Part 2 Quiz (Yellow Group)

This Week  

Monday 
Blue and Red Groups: Students will take a quiz on chapters 1 - 7 and read chapters 8 - 9 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff, and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
Yellow Group: Students will read chapter 7 - 8 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 


Tuesday  
Blue and Red GroupsStudents will read chapters 10 - 11 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff, and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not already done
Yellow Group: Students will read chapter 9 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen.  We will answer study guide questions after reading the chapter. If time allows, students will work on finishing their opinion writing that was started before the break.  
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Blue and Red Groups: Students will read chapters 12 - 13 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff, and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
Yellow Group: Students will read chapters 10 - 11 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Blue and Red Groups: Students will take a quiz on chapters 8 - 13 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff.  If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not already done.
Yellow Group: Students will take a quiz on Part 2 and read chapters 12 - 13 of the novel Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and complete study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
 Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday 
No School

Friday, January 1, 2016

January 4 - 8

Important Dates
14 - Early Release 11:45AM
14 - End of 2nd Quarter
15 - Teacher Workday
18 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School
19 - Teacher Workday
27 - Report Cards

Important Reminders
  • Early Release Thursday, January 14 @ 11:45AM
  • 2nd Quarter Project Due January 14
  • Field Trip 2nd Payment Due January 22
  • Scholastic Order Due January 22

Monday: Read 20 minutes & Vocabulary Choice Board Activity
TuesdayRead 20 minutes & Vocabulary Choice Board Activity
WednesdayRead 20 minutes & Vocabulary Choice Board Activity
ThursdayRead 20 minutes & Vocabulary Choice Board Activity


Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 9 Test; Woods Runner Part 1 Quiz (Yellow Group ONLY)

This Week  

Monday 
Students will work in pairs or small groups to complete an article scavenger hunt activity about the American Revolution.  We will be beginning a new novel this week and this activity will give students a background of the time period in which the novel takes place, and events the characters in the novel will experience.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will finish the article scavenger hunt activity if they did not finish on Monday.  
Blue and Red Groups: Students will have time to work on finishing their opinion writing that was started before the break. 
Yellow Group: Students will begin reading the first chapter of the novel we are reading, Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen.  We will answer study guide questions after reading the chapter. If time allows, students will work on finishing their opinion writing that was started before the break.  
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Blue and Red Groups: Students will begin reading chapters 1 - 2 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff, and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
Yellow Group: Students will read chapter 2 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Blue and Red Groups: Students will read chapters 3 - 4 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff, and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on finishing their opinion writing if they are not already done.
Yellow Group: Students will read chapter 3 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
 Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday 
Students will take a Vocabulary Test on Lesson 9. 
Blue and Red Groups: Students will read chapters 5 - 7 of the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and answer study guide questions.  If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet.
Yellow Group: Students will take a quiz on part 1 of the novel Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. Afterwards, we will read chapter 4 and answer study guide questions. If time allows, they will work on their opinion writing if they are not done yet. 
Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 14 - 18

Important Dates
14 - Mix 101.5 Concert @ Crabtree Valley Mall 6:30PM
17 - Holiday Celebration 11:45 - 1:45PM
18 - Early Release Day 11:45AM

Important Reminders
  • Early Release Friday, December 18 @ 11:45AM

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

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - None

This Week...  

Monday 
Students will continue working on their special project, and on their opinion writing.  If time allows, we will continue reading from the novel, Auggie & Me by RJ Palacio with the Blue Group and the Yellow and Red Groups will continue reading from the novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will continue working on their special project, and on their opinion writing.  If time allows, we will continue reading from the novel, Auggie & Me by RJ Palacio with the Blue Group and the Yellow and Red Groups will continue reading from the novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will finish working on their special project, and continue/finish their opinion writing.  If time allows, we will continue reading from the novel, Auggie & Me by RJ Palacio with the Blue Group and the Yellow and Red Groups will continue reading from the novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 


Thursday
Students will continue/finish their opinion writing. If time allows, we will continue reading from the novel, Auggie & Me by RJ Palacio with the Blue Group and the Yellow and Red Groups will continue reading from the novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday 
Students will participate in some holiday activities. If time allows, we will continue reading from the novel, Auggie & Me by RJ Palacio with the Blue Group and the Yellow and Red Groups will continue reading from the novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.