Monday, December 15, 2014

This Week!!

We finished reviewing "Sydney Survived the Boston Marathon Bombing."  They will have a test on this story tomorrow.


Wednesday Night
Students must have 4 maps for the story "The Grinch" completed tonight

Map 1:  Bubble Map on reasons why someone does not celebrate Christmas
Map 2:  Plot Map
Map 3: Comparison Map Interview someone documenting how they celebrate the holidays.  Compare and Contrast
Map 4:  The Whos: List 3 character traits that proves that the Whos are courageous characters.  With each trait you must support with evidence from the story (and movie)

Friday, December 12, 2014

This Week

This week we have focused on "a survivor of the Boston bombing."

Students had to complete a vocabulary practice sheet for homework and we have been working on reading strategies before, during and after the story.  We will finish discussing this story on Monday and then students will have a test on Tuesday.

Please have students reread the article and discuss it with you.

Sydney Survived the Boston Bombing Article

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Homework

Monday
Vocabulary Sheet

Tuesday
"Lexi Youngberg Invincible"
Finish Reading Activity 1-10
Finish Vocabulary Sheet

Friday 
Study for Test on Lexi Monday



Article:
Lexi Youngberg Invincible

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Homework

Tuesday
Vocabulary Sheet for "Shark Attack Survivor"

Thursday
Study for Test tomorrow.
Finish classwork on story.
Get movie form signed!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bethany Hamilton

Shark Attack Survivor Article

short documentary of Bethany Hamilton

shark attack file

Shark Attack Statistics

News Interview with Bethany Hamilton

Soul Surfer Movie Trailer


I am Second Bethany Hamilton

The Real Story posted by Ayanna

2nd 9 weeks

We are starting on our Courageous Characters Unit.  We are looking at Perseus from the story "Medusa's Head," and then we will be focusing on Bethany Hamilton.  Students will look at characters in fiction and nonfiction.  Talk with our child about the characters they are learning about!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homework

FRIDAY
Students should make sure they are ready for the notebook check on Monday.  They have a sheet in their notebook on page 57.



Thursday 11-6-14

Complete:
Venn Diagram
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Questions
Plot Chart
Sheet for Movie Legend of Sleepy Hollow


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Homework

Students need to get a letter about movies signed!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Progress Reports and End of Nine Weeks

If students have zeros or missing grades, they may still do the work and turn it in.  Missing work and zeros can bring a grade down drastically.  Please make sure your child turns in any missing work by Monday of next week.
Thank you!!


*Please sign and return progress reports by Monday! Thanks and have a great weekend!

End of Nine Weeks
Please make sure that all students turn in any missing work
for any class by Monday!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Homework

Greek Mythology Packet

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grades

I have updated my grade book and if students have not turned in missing work, the grade is a zero.  I wanted you to know what their grade will be if they choose to not turn it in.  Students who did not do their homework last night received a zero or failing grade today.  Please have students turn in missing work to bring up their grades.  I still have a stack of work turned in late that I need to grade and update next week. 

Tutoring is offered every Thursday.  Please send in a note by Wednesday so that I know that your child is staying and I can have worked prepared.  They must be picked up by 3:15.  This is a great time to work on notebook organization and grammar!!

Have a Great Weekend!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Homework

Monday
Students should make sure notebooks are organized.  They should read a novel every night and they have Folklore brochure to work on.  All pictures should be completed before tomorrow.  Information can be filled and they can use the literature online.


Tuesday
Make sure to finish drawings on brochure. Students also need a note if they want to stay for tutoring. Students should bring a note to me by tomorrow saying they have permission and will be picked up by 3:15.

Thursday
Students need to finish brochure at home tonight!  They can access the story/literature book online or they can get a literature book from me before they leave.  This was actually due today. 

Students have an article that they read in class about cellphones.  They have a sheet that is due tomorrow about citing textual evidence.  This is due tomorrow. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

EMAIL

Some emails are being blocked.  So please continue to email or call the school and let them know your emails are not going through. Thanks!!

cking@bcswan.net

*changed date of post so parents could see homework post.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Notebook and Book Challenge

30 Books
Students have a 30 book challenge (requirement) for this school year. Please make sure they are reading every night.  They have specific genres that they are supposed to be reading.  Check their notebook pages 15-21.


Notebook Check
Students must keep up with their notebooks in my class.  They must be on specific pages for each assignment. 
Last notebook check and previous pages:

page 23 & 24-Bellringers
page 25 He Lion Test
page 26 Grammar Quiz
page 27 & 28-Bellringers
page 29 Arachne Reading Warm Up
page 30 Arachne Myth Sheet
page 31 & 32 Bellringers
page 33 Arachne Test
page 34 Grammar Quiz
page 35 Cause & Effect
page 36 Questions For Tiger Who Would King/The Ant and the Dove
page 37 Questions for The Lion and The Bull
page 38 Notebook check page
page 39 & 40 Bellringers
page 41Grammar Verb Sheet
page 42 Grammar Sheet 7

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This Week!!

This week is a little crazy!! We were out for a parent conference day and now students will be attending a field trip. 

October 9th (Thursday Group) for field trip is: Mrs. King, Ms. Spence, Mrs. Wooten and Mrs. B Smith.
October 10th (Friday Group) for field trip is: Mrs. Watson, Ms. Knox and Mrs. Dale

We are learning verbs and focusing on folklore.  Please review pronouns, nouns, articles and verbs.  Grammar Rock Verbs



Homework for Tuesday
Grammar 6 worksheet
pg 782 questions 2b, 2c, 6, 8

pg 788 questions 2, 3, 5 & 7

Read a novel daily

NEXT WEEK!!
Tutoring is Thursday.  I believe tutoring ends at 3:15.  Please have your child stay for tutoring if they have missing work or if they are struggling with grammar!!