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Monday in class: vocabulary words (apparel, beseige) define and use in a sentence, synonyms
" I Am" poem using personal characteristics to describe themselves
Tuesday in class: vocabulary words (compress,denounce) define and use in a sentence, synonyms
Review parts of speech, read Who's Who poem
Wednesday in class: vocabulary words (dispatch, douse) define and use in a sentence, synonyms Explore the concept of change
Homework: review vocabulary words and spelling packet
Thursday in class: vocabulary words (expressly, famished) define and use in a sentence, synonyms Elements of a personal narrative
Friday: Vocabulary quiz over 8 words, work on writing folders.
Homework: work on Reading Project
Week of Sept. 17, 2012
Monday: students were MAP testing in computer lab all classes.
Tuesday: Personal narrative about an incident that changed my life.
Students use Memory Map done in class to pre-write narrative.
Students began typing personal narrative in class or at home.
Wednesday: Continue revising and typing personal narrative.
Thursday: Final writing stage of publishing, personal narrative.
Begin reading "Getting Superpowers" in class.
Friday: Identify narrative opening techniques. Design your own Superhero.
Week of Oct. 8-11 Changes in my world
Monday: View changes in Toy Story and discuss changes that have occured in your life. Springboard pages 74-79
Tuesday: Finish discussion of changes in our world. Quick write: Be the change in the world you want to see.
Wednesday: Grammar, types of sentences. Classwork discussion of declarative, exclamatory, imperative, and interrogative sentences.
Thursday: Literature Circles. Students have selected a group and a book to read together. Students will assign amount of pages/chapter to read for group discussion on Thursday.
Friday: No School Students should read at least 30 minutes per day.
Week of October 15-19
Monday: Fall break no school, students should read at least 30 minutes per day.
Wednesday: Library day, return books. Grammar Lesson
Thursday: Literature Circles
Friday: Learning Stations
Monday November 5, 2012
Vocabulary quiz over 10 words. On Demand Writing Prompt and process. To be completed in class
Tuesay Nov. 6, 201 Election day no school
Wedneday Nov. 7, 2012 Parts of Speech, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs grammar packet to be completed in class
Thursday Nov. 8, 2012 Anne of Green Gables Springboard Activity 2.8 pages 99-103 focus on vocabulary
Friday Nov. 9, 2012 Finish Anne of Green Gables. focus on storytelling and setting.
Monday Nov. 12, 2012 Literature Circles students will meet with book groups to discuss elements of story.
Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012 discuss Memoirs and Biographies
Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 Visiting artist teaching students about personal memoirs
Monday Dec. 3, 2012
Introduce Holidays Around the World projects. Students were given a letter, rubric, and organizational paper today. I would like the parents to be involved witht his project by sharing holiday traditions and customs with their child. Students will do research on their country in the library two day this week. They may research and work on project at home and at school. Holiday presentations are due Thursday Dec. 13, 2012. Students will present during class time. If any questions, please call Sheree Douglass at 381-3192 ext. 1153.
Also, our visiting artist, Robert Wieckel, will be with us Wednesday Dec. 5 to work on our book covers to the student memoirs.
Monday January 14, 2013
Good afternoon parents, we have begun reading our class novel, The Phantom Tollbooth. The story is about a young boy named Milo who is bored with his life. He thinks the process of learning is a Waste of time!!! Students are reading orally, silently, in groups and listening on Audio Recording.
Monday 1/14 Reading in class chapters 6,7 Discussion of figurative language.
Tuesday 1/15 Read in class chapters 8,9. Discussion of story elements.
Wednesday 1/16 Visting Artist Robert Wieckel will be working with students on their Personal Memoir books.
Thursday 1/17 Read in class chapters 10,11. Identify characters and settings Milo visits.
Friday 1/18 Library Day and read chapter 12
possible quiz over chapters 6-12 on Tuesday January 22.
Monday Feb. 19, 2013
Good morning parents,
Students are continuing to read The Phantom Tollbooth, our class novel for the year. We are currently reading Chapters 18, 19, 20 for the week. There will be a quiz over the book on Friday Feb. 22. Please have your child read at least 30 minutes per day. Have a great week
Week of March 4, 2013
Article of the week-- Turn off that phone!!! Read, Reflect and Respond to the article
check for vocabulary understanding, utilize the writing process and research statistics.
Week of April 29, 2013
Education Day at the Lexington Legends today The students had a great time visiting and cheering with the team. Unfortunately, the Legends lost 4-2
This week classes will be focusing on Changes in our lives. We will be reading a story, "The Fun They Had" about how technology is forever changing.
Wednesday is our Library Day. We will also be doing research on items that have changed over the past 5,10, 20 years.
Thursday we will be learning about Limericks in poetry. Poetry Slam is an activity we will be presenting May 20-21. Please join us.
Friday classes will be learning and studying about The Kentucky Derby, the greatest 2 minutes in sports. Activities will center around the history of the Derby, Churchhill Downs, Winning Horse names.Derby Decoding activity, etc. The Run for the Roses.