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 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 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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 14 - 18



Important Dates
Nov 15 - Symphony & Art Museum Field Trip
Nov 17 - Progress Reports go home
Nov 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Important Reminders   
  • Symphony & Art Museum Field Trip November 15th. **REMEMBER: Lunch is on your own. Bring a lunch from home or money to buy lunch.  If your child is going home with another student, please send a note giving him or her permission to go home with that parent. 
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due November 18. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 
Novel Vocabulary Quizlet Links: 

MondayStudy for Novel Test (use Kahoot link sent through email) & Reading Packet Due Friday
Tuesday - Study for Novel Test (use Kahoot link sent through email) & Reading Packet Due Friday
Wednesday - Reading Packet Due Friday
Thursday Reading Packet Due Friday

Tests/Quizzes
Wednesday - Novel Test (All vocabulary included)

This Week
  
Monday
Students will review for their novel test on Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 that will be Wednesday. We will continue a discussion on the types of conflict that were found in the novel.  If there is time, we will read from our class reading aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
FIELD TRIP

Wednesday
Students will take a test on the novel Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607.  We will introduce and possibly start to work on a culminating project for our novel.  Blue group will be identifying several main events in the story and writing journal entries about each event from a colonists' perspective.  Red group will be completing a writing activity that will ask them to choose a role, audience, format and topic that will relates to the novel.  Yellow group will be creating an Amazon book listing for the novel that will include a summary, reader reviews, editorial review, illustration and book recommendations. 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 working a culminating project for our novel unit.  Blue group will be identifying several main events in the story and writing journal entries about each event from a colonists' perspective.  Red group will be completing a writing activity that will ask them to choose a role, audience, format and topic that will relates to the novel.  Yellow group will be creating an Amazon book listing for the novel that will include a summary, reader reviews, editorial review, illustration and book recommendations. If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will continue to work on the culminating projects for the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nov 7 - 11



Important Dates
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday
Nov 15 - Symphony & Art Museum Field Trip
Nov 17 - Progress Reports go home
Nov 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Important Reminders   
  • Symphony & Art Museum Field Trip November 15th. 
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due November 18. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Monday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Reading Packet Due Thursday
Tuesday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Reading Packet Due Thursday
Wednesday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Reading Packet Due Thursday
Thursday - None

Tests/Quizzes
Thursday - Chapter 20 - Afterword Novel Quiz (Vocabulary for those chapters will be included)

This Week
  
Monday
Students will read chapters 22 - 23, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will begin to talk about when and how to use commas in writing.  If there is time, we will read from our class reading aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 24 - 25, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will continue to work on identifying and correcting errors in sentences using commas. If there is time, we will read from our class reading aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 26 - Afterword, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will continue to work on identifying and correcting errors in sentences using commas. 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 take a quiz on chapters 20 - Afterword of the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone.  After the quiz, we will view a video that talks about types of conflict that can be presented in literature.  We will use what we have learned about the different types of conflict to identify what types were present in the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
NO SCHOOL

Sunday, October 30, 2016

October 31 - November 4

Important Dates
Nov 1 - Fall Picture Retakes
Nov 4 - 1st Quarter Awards 
Nov 4 - Field Trip Payments Due
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday
Nov 15 - Symphony & Art Museum Field Trip
Nov 17 - Progress Reports go home
Nov 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Important Reminders
   Permission forms for the November 15th field trip was sent home on October 6. Please fill out the forms and return them as soon as possible.  Also, Field Trip payments are due NOVEMBER 4th! Field Trip cost information was included in the forms sent home.
   Scholastic Book Orders Due November 18. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K

Monday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Reading Packet Due Friday
Tuesday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Reading Packet Due Friday
Wednesday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Reading Packet Due Friday
Thursday Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Reading Packet Due Friday

Tests/Quizzes
Thursday - Chapter 13 - 19 Novel Quiz (Vocabulary for those chapters will be included)

This Week
  
Monday
Students will read chapters 13 - 14, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will go over vocabulary words for chapters 13 - 19 that students will need to know for the next novel quiz on Thursday, November 4th.  Below are the vocabulary words: 

Disembark - to go ashore from a ship
Quell - to put an end to; extinguish
Drafty - air circulating uncomfortably in a room making it cold
Conjectures - expressing an opinion without evidence of proof
Jostling - to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly

We will work on identifying and correcting errors in sentences involving capitalizing titles.  If there is time, we will read from our class reading aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 15 - 17, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will continue to work on identifying and correcting errors in sentences involving capitalizing titles. If there is time, we will read from our class reading aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 18 - 19, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will continue to work on identifying and correcting errors in capitalizing titles. 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 take a quiz on chapters 13 - 19 of the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone.  After the quiz, we will continue to work on identifying and correcting errors in capitalizing titles. If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will read chapters 20 - 21, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will go over vocabulary words for chapters 20 - Afterword that students will need to know for the next novel quiz on Thursday, November 10th.  Below are the vocabulary words: 

Ridicule - to make fun of
Superior - higher in importance 
Delirium - temporary state during a fever when you are out of your mind
Naive - showing a lack of experience
Makeshift - temporary

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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 24 - 28

Important Dates
Oct 27 - Report Cards go home
Oct 28 - Booster Bash 5-7PM
Nov 1 - Fall Picture Retakes
Nov 4 - 1st Quarter Awards 
Nov 4 - Field Trip Payments Due
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday
Nov 15 - Symphony & Art Museum Field Trip
Nov 17 - Progress Reports go home
Nov 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Important Reminders
   Permission forms for the November 15th field trip was sent home on October 6. Please fill out the forms and return them as soon as possible.  Also, Field Trip payments are due NOVEMBER 4th! Field Trip cost information was included in the forms sent home.
   Scholastic Book Orders Due November 18. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K

Monday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes
Thursday Novel Vocabulary Quizlet 15 minutes & Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Monday - Chapter 1 - 6 Novel Quiz (Vocabulary for those chapters will be included)
Friday - Chapter 7 - 12 Novel Quiz (Vocabulary for those chapters will be included)

This Week
  
Monday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 1 - 6 of the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone.  After the quiz, we will discuss characterization and how we can use description from a story to help us learn about a character.  If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 7 - 8, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  We will go over vocabulary words for chapters 7 - 12 that students will need to know for the next novel quiz on Friday, October 28th.  Below are the vocabulary words: 


·       Perish: to die or pass away
·       Ambles: to go at a slow, easy pace
·       Desolate: solitary, lonely
·       Palisade: a fence of stakes set in the ground, as an enclosure for defense
·       Prophecy: the prediction of what is going to happen in the future

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

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 9 - 10, complete study guide questions for those chapters, and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading.  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 read chapters 11 - 12, complete study guide questions for those chapters and complete an exit ticket based on the day's reading. 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 take a quiz on chapters 7 - 12 of the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone.  After the quiz, we will work on a grammar lesson for when and how to capitalize titles. If there is time, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  There will be independent reading time at the end of class.