Monday, February 20, 2017

February 21 - 24



Important Dates
Feb 23 - Elementary National Honor Society Induction 2:00pm
Feb 28 - Reverse Raffle Ticket Orders (& unsold tickets) Due
Feb 27 - Mar 3 - Book Fair 
Mar 1 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 7 - Spring Individual & Class Pictures 
Mar 10 - Early Release 11:45am
Mar 13 & 14 - Teacher Workdays
Mar 16 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 16 - Enrollment Lottery 6:00pm
Mar 21 - Report Cards go home
Mar 24 - 3rd Quarter Awards 
Mar 31 - Reverse Raffle 

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due March 17th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
  • Neuse Charter School is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary by having a Reverse Raffle Fundraiser & Silent Auction on March 31st.  Students were given an envelope with five raffle tickets to sell for the fundraiser. **Homerooms that sell 50 tickets will earn a Pizza Party Fun Day.**  Instructions for the Reverse Raffle are given in the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n9Q2YWY8f1YvTXBV6EByjhbvQxLm-EJ3B5qzYlTpC0A/edit?usp=sharing 
Monday - Teacher Workday 
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet 
Thursday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet

Tests/Quizzes
Feb 27 - Ch. 20 - 28 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 6 - Ch. 29 - 36 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 8 - Novel Test

This Week
  
Monday
Teacher Workday

Tuesday
Students will complete two activities using the novel we are currently reading in class. We will work on characterization and compare and contrast.  If there is time at the end of class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will participate in an Artists in the Schools workshop when they come to class today.  It will culminate in a whole grade level meeting to show off what they learned during the workshop.

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 26 - 28 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 13 - 17



Important Dates
Feb 16 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting after school
Feb 17 & 20 - Teacher Workdays
Feb 28 - Reverse Raffle Ticket Orders (& unsold tickets) Due

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due February 16th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
  • Neuse Charter School is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary by having a Reverse Raffle Fundraiser & Silent Auction on March 31st.  Students were given an envelope with five raffle tickets to sell for the fundraiser. **Homerooms that sell 50 tickets will earn a Pizza Party Fun Day.**  Instructions for the Reverse Raffle are given in the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n9Q2YWY8f1YvTXBV6EByjhbvQxLm-EJ3B5qzYlTpC0A/edit?usp=sharing
  • Students will have opinion writing pieces that they have been working on published by Student Treasures.  An email was sent to parents giving information about an order form that was sent home with the students that can be used to pre-order a copy the class book.  All order forms are due by February 16th so that the students' work and order forms can be sent in to the company.  Even if you do not want to purchase a copy, we still need the order form sent back in with the "no" response box checked.  
Monday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet 
Thursday Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet

Tests/Quizzes
Feb 24 - Ch. 20 - 28 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 3 - Ch. 29 - 36 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 7 - Novel Test

This Week
  
Monday
Students will continue working on writing two journal entries from the point of view of two characters from the novel we are reading, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, by Rodman Philbrick. We will also go over the next set of vocabulary words for our novel. If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Tuesday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 20 - 22 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 23 - 24 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Teacher Workday 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 6 - 10

Important Dates
Feb 8 - Artist in the School 
Feb 9 - Progress reports go home
Feb 16 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting after school
Feb 17 & 20 - Teacher Workdays

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due February 16th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Monday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary on Quizlet 
Thursday Reading Packet & Study Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary on Quizlet

Tests/Quizzes
Feb 10 - Ch. 11 - 19 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary Quiz

This Week
  
Monday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 14 - 16 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Tuesday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 17 - 19 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will participate in an Artists in the Schools workshop when they come to class today.  It will culminate in a whole grade level meeting to show off what they learned during the workshop.  

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will take quizzes in chapters 11 - 19 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick, and on vocabulary from those chapters. After the quizzes, students will be introduced to the next mini-project they will work on for the novel.  They will be writing two separate journal entries about events from the story from the point of view of two different characters from the novel.    The entries must show a difference in two characters voices so they are easily distinguishable from each other. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

January 30 - February 3

Important Dates
Feb 1 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting after school
Feb 8 - Artist in the School 
Feb 9 - Progress reports go home
Feb 16 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting after school
Feb 17 & 20 - Teacher Workdays

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due February 16th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Monday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary on Quizlet 
Thursday Reading Packet & Study Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Tests/Quizzes
Feb 1 - Ch. 1 - 10 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary Quiz 
Feb 10 - Ch. 11 - 19 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 11 - 19 Vocabulary Quiz

This Week
  
Monday
Students will begin to work on a mini-project for our novel that will require them to identify setting details from selected passages from the book, and then use those details to create an illustration of the setting.  Students will complete a reading response activity with a partner and submit their response using a google form.  If there is time at the end of class, we will have independent reading time.  

Tuesday
Students will continue working on the mini-project for our novel that they started on Monday.  Students will complete a reading response activity with a partner and submit their response using a google form.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will take a comprehension and vocabulary quiz on chapters 1 - 10 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.   When quizzes are finished  students will have time to finish working on the mini-project they have been working on Monday and Tuesday. If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 11 - 13 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

January 23 - 27

Important Dates
Jan 23 - 27 - The Great Kindness Challenge Week
Feb 1 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting after school
Feb 8 - Artist in the School 
Feb 9 - Progress reports go home
Feb 16 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting after school
Feb 17 & 20 - Teacher Workdays

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due February 16th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Monday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Thursday Reading Packet & Study Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary on Quizlet

Tests/Quizzes
Feb 1 - Ch. 1 - 10 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 1 - 10 Vocabulary Quiz 

This Week
  
Monday
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 read chapters 1 - 3 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading by completing a reading response activity with a partner.  If there is time at the end of class, we will have independent reading time.  

Tuesday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 4 - 6 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 7 - 8 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 9 - 10 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity with a small group.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time. 

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.