Jan. 30 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb 2 & 3 - Teacher Workdays
Feb 6 - Report Cards go home
Feb 12 - 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony 9am
Feb 13 - Valentine's Party 1:00 - 1:50pm
Feb. 16 - Teacher Workday
Feb 17 - Spring Picture Day
- Scholastic Orders Due February 20, 2014.
Monday - Martin Luther Passage & Vocabulary page 79
Tuesday - French & Indian Passage & Vocabulary pages 81 - 83
Wednesday - Lewis & Clark Passage & Vocabulary page 84
Thursday - Spanish American War Passage & Vocabulary page 85
Wednesday (possibly into Thursday) - Midterm Assessment
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 11 Test
Students will continue the read aloud of the novel, Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell. We will learn about the last type of text structure called Description. We will read sample texts of this structure and students will use graphic organizers to identify the description characteristics of the text. Students will also begin working on the in-class culminating project for our read aloud novel. They will be writing several journal entries as if they are traveling on the Oregon Trail. They will receive a rubric and instructions listing the types of information they should include in each journal entry.
Students will finish the read aloud of the novel, Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell. We will review the text structures that we have covered over the last week and begin a review of each. Students will have class time to work on their in-class project journals.
Students will be taking a Midterm Assessment. This assessment will provide information on what each student knows at this point in the year and will allow me to pinpoint areas where students may need more focused instruction. This will not be a grade that will go towards the students' report card, but will be used as a tool that will help drive my instruction in the classroom. Assessment information will be sent home to parents within a week of the students' completion of the assessment.
Students who need time to finish the Midterm Assessments will be allowed class time to complete it. If the assessment is completed by all students in a class, students will be working on review activities for text structure and continuing to work on their in-class project journals.
Students will take the Lesson 11 Vocabulary test. They will continue working on reviewing each text structure we have covered over the last two weeks and the in-class project journals.