Monday, January 16, 2017

January 17 - 20



Important Dates
Jan 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School
Jan 20 - 2nd Quarter Awards 10:30AM

Important Reminders  
  • Student payments ($64) for Carowinds Field Trip were due DECEMBER 20th. Parent payments ($50 w/ charter bus seat or $34 no charter bus seat) are due no later than JANUARY 13th. Charter bus seats for parents are first come, first serve.
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due January 20th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Monday - Holiday 
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Thursday Read 20 minutes & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet

Tests/Quizzes
Mid-Year Assessments will take place during the week of January 17th - 20th.  

This Week
  
Monday
MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School

Tuesday
Students will begin completing mid-year assessments today. We will complete assessments using Moby Max that will cover reading level, literature reading skills, informational reading skills, and language.  This may take most of this week to complete.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time, or students who are still working on finishing up their opinion writing that was started before winter break, will work on finishing that assignment.  

Wednesday
Students will continue working on mid-year assessments today. We will complete assessments using Moby Max that will cover reading level, literature reading skills, informational reading skills, and language.  This may take most of this week to complete.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time, or students who are still working on finishing up their opinion writing that was started before winter break, will work on finishing that assignment.

Thursday
Students will continue working on mid-year assessments today. We will complete assessments using Moby Max that will cover reading level, literature reading skills, informational reading skills, and language.  This may take most of this week to complete.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time, or students who are still working on finishing up their opinion writing that was started before winter break, will work on finishing that assignment.

Friday
Students will continue working on mid-year assessments today. We will complete assessments using Moby Max that will cover reading level, literature reading skills, informational reading skills, and language.  This may take most of this week to complete.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time, or students who are still working on finishing up their opinion writing that was started before winter break, will work on finishing that assignment.

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 9 - 13



Important Dates
Jan 13 - Report Cards go home
Jan 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School
Jan 20 - 2nd Quarter Awards 10:30AM

Important Reminders  
  • Student payments ($64) for Carowinds Field Trip were due DECEMBER 20th. Parent payments ($50 w/ charter bus seat or $34 no charter bus seat) are due no later than JANUARY 13th. Charter bus seats for parents are first come, first serve.
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due January 20th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 

Monday - Snow Day
Tuesday - Snow Day
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes
Thursday Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Mid-Year Assessments will take place during the week of January 17th - 20th.  

This Week
  
Monday
Snow Day

Tuesday
Snow Day

Wednesday
Students will begin a new novel called, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  This novel is set during the Civil War and follows a young man with a flair for exaggeration on a journey to save someone very special to him. We will complete a before-reading activity to get the students thinking about their predictions for the story and go over vocabulary words that they will need to know for the first set of chapters (1- 10).  Below are the words for the first ten chapters and a link to Quizlet for students to use to study with over the next couple of weeks. 



Scalawag (N): a dishonest person (page 7)
Pestilence (N): something harmful or destructive, like a disease (page 8)
Aggrieved (V): wronged or offended (page 9)
Prodigious (adj): extraordinary in degree or ability (page 14)
Magistrate (N): a legal officer, such as the justice of the peace, charged with upholding the law and with trying minor cases (page 15)
Conscription (N): draft; required enrollment into the military (page 16)
Pelt (N): the fur or hide of an animal (page 19)
Spindle (N): a rounded rod that is part of a piece of furniture (page 23)


Oblige (V): to be accommodating, to do something out of kindness (page 25)
Subtle (adj): fine or delicate in meaning or intent (page 48)
Barricaded (V): shut in with obstacles for defense (page 52)
Tourmaline (N): a mineral that comes in a variety of colors and is used for jewelry (page 53)



If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will work on reading skills practice using reading passages about different types of dog breeds.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will check the reading packet homework from this week and continue to work on reading skills practice, this time using passages about being a responsible dog owner.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December 19 - 20

Important Dates
Dec 20 - End of 2nd Quarter & Early Release @ 11:45AM
Dec 21 - Jan 8 - Winter Break

Important Reminders  
  • Student payments ($64) for Carowinds Field Trip are due DECEMBER 20thParent payments ($50 w/ charter bus seat or $34 no charter bus seat) are due no later than JANUARY 13th. Charter bus seats for parents are first come, first serve.
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due January 20th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 

Monday - None
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week
  
Monday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on editing/revising, 2nd drafts, or beginning final drafts.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on 2nd drafts, final drafts, or illustrations for their opinion writing.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

December 12 - 16

Important Dates
Dec 16 - Holiday Celebration 12PM
Dec 20 - End of 2nd Quarter & Early Release @ 11:45AM
Dec 21 - Jan 8 - Winter Break

Important Reminders  
  • Student payments ($64) for Carowinds Field Trip are due DECEMBER 20thParent payments ($50 w/ charter bus seat or $34 no charter bus seat) are due no later than JANUARY 13th. Charter bus seats for parents are first come, first serve.
  • Holiday Celebration will be December 16th. We have setup a Signup Genius for parents to sign up to send in goodies for the celebration. Here is the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084baaaf22a75-holiday1
  • If you are interested in finding out how to help your child at home with Math, click the following link about an upcoming event that you can attend, called Unplugged - Get Over It! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unplugged-get-over-it-tickets-27603221980?aff=es2 
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due January 20th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 

Monday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Thursday Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week
  
Monday
Students will work on the first step of a special project this week and continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on editing/revising, 2nd drafts, or beginning final drafts.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will continue to work on a special project this week and continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on 2nd drafts, final drafts, or illustrations for their opinion writing.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will continue to work on a special project this week and continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on 2nd drafts, final drafts, or illustrations for their opinion writing.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue to work on a special project this week and continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on 2nd drafts, final drafts, or illustrations for their opinion writing.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will finish the special project they have been working on this week and continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on 2nd drafts, final drafts, or illustrations for their opinion writing.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 5 - 9

Important Dates
Dec 16 - Holiday Celebration 12PM
Dec 20 - End of 2nd Quarter & Early Release @ 11:45AM
Dec 21 - Jan 8 - Winter Break

Important Reminders  
  • Student payments ($64) for Carowinds Field Trip are due DECEMBER 20thParent payments ($50 w/ charter bus seat or $34 no charter bus seat) are due no later than JANUARY 13th. Charter bus seats for parents are first come, first serve.
  • Holiday Celebration will be December 16th. We have setup a Signup Genius for parents to sign up to send in goodies for the celebration. Here is the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084baaaf22a75-holiday1
  • If you are interested in finding out how to help your child at home with Math, click the following link about an upcoming event that you can attend, called Unplugged - Get Over It! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unplugged-get-over-it-tickets-27603221980?aff=es2
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due December 9th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 

Monday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Thursday Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week
  
Monday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Some students are working on first drafts, editing/revising, 2nd drafts, or beginning final drafts.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Students are working on different steps of the writing process which could be editing/revising, 2nd drafts, or final drafts.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Students are working on different steps of the writing process which could be editing/revising, 2nd drafts, final drafts, or creating illustrations for their essays.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 


Thursday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Students are working on different steps of the writing process which could be 2nd drafts, final drafts, or creating illustrations for their essays.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class.  

Friday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  Students are working on different steps of the writing process which could be 2nd drafts, final drafts, or creating illustrations for their essays.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

November 28 - December 2



Important Dates
Dec 2 & 3 - Booster Bazaar
Dec 20 - End of 2nd Quarter & Early Release @ 11:45AM
Dec 21 - Jan 8 - Winter Break

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due December 9th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 

Monday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes
Thursday Reading Packet & Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week
  
Monday
Students will continue a unit on Opinion writing.  We will begin filling out a pre-writing graphic organizer to help them organize their thoughts and ideas before beginning to write a first draft.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will continue filling out a pre-writing graphic organizer and/or begin writing their first drafts of their opinion writing essay.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will continue filling out a pre-writing graphic organizer and/or begin writing their first drafts of their opinion writing essay.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue writing first drafts of their opinion writing essays.  We will also start looking at the editing and revising process that students will begin after finishing their first drafts.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will either work on finishing first drafts or begin editing and revising their first drafts independently.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 21 - 22



Important Dates
Nov 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 2 & 3 - Booster Bazaar
Dec 20 - End of 2nd Quarter & Early Release @ 11:45AM
Dec 21 - Jan 8 - Winter Break

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due December 9th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 

Monday - None
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - No School
Thursday No School

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week
  
Monday
Students will begin a new unit on Opinion writing.  We will choose a topic and brainstorm reasons to support that topic using a circle map.  Students will also continue to work on the novel projects they began last week if they need more time to complete them.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will continue our Opinion writing unit by partnering with another student to share the topics they chose and help each other generate more reasons to include in their circle maps.  They will narrow down their reasons to three and see a model of how to complete a pre-writing graphic organizer to help them organize their thoughts in preparation for writing an opinion essay based on their chosen topic. If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
No School

Thursday
Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday
No School