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


Greek Mythology Packet

Friday, October 17, 2014


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


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.

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.

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


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!!

*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

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!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Homework for the Weekend!

Students were supposed to finish all classwork from Wednesday and Thursday by today.  If they did not finish, they must finish over the weekend.  You can access the literature book online or students had the opportunity to check a literature book out. 

The Tiger Who Would Be King & The Ant and the Dove
Pg 782
Questions 2b,2c, 6 & 8

The Lion and the Bull
pg 788
Questions 2,3,5 &7

They also have a sheet to work on a notebook check for Tuesday.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Study "Arachne" in your literature book! I have the literature book online and told students to come see my if they did not have access to the Internet so that I can provide them with a copy.

Also, look over the two worksheets that we did on "Arachne."

Monday, September 22, 2014

This Week

Students still have the chance to retake the grammar quiz and "He Lion" test

This week we are reading a myth.  Students will be able to identify cause and effect relationships, determine theme, and cite textual evidence.

I will introduce Greek Mythology and then we will be reading "Arachne" in their literature book.  Students will have an open book test on this in the middle of the week and a quiz on pronouns at the end of the week.

Monday Homework
Some classes need to finish reading warm-up for a grade tomorrow.

Thursday Homework

Review Pronouns
Get permission slips signed (3)
Review notes on Arachne
Pronouns Grammar Rock
Nouns Grammar Rock

Students took a quiz on grammar today and they had their test on "Arachne."  (Both were open book and notes)
Some students still owe me make-up work, progress reports and letters to be signed.  Today I changed all missing work to zeros.  They can still turn everything in!

If a student needs to retake a quiz they can see me during Core 7. 

Thanks and have a great weekend! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

This Week

Students should have their notebooks set up.  Please have them go over this with you.

Students have their He Lion Test and Grammar Quiz in the notebook on pages 25 & 26.  They may talk to me tomorrow about a retest on He Lion and Grammar.

I have given many book talks to interest students in reading.  I will continue to find books talks and book trailers to share.  Students are required to have a novel to read at school everyday.  They should be reading at home each night.  Students should be keeping a reading log and they have a book challenge of  30 books.  Please ask them about the book challenge.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This Week

Last week students received a letter from Brunswick County about novels.  Please sign and return.

I also did a notebook check and students need to make sure to show me their notebooks.  We finally finished our projects :) and we have started on "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."  Students should have finished a personification sheet in class. If not, they need to complete for homework.

Students received a progress report today.  Please sign and return.

Students should have completed personification sheet and finished reading story.

They will have a test on the story and a quiz on Nouns on Friday.
Study notes on characteristic of folklore, elements of a story, nouns and worksheets on "He Lion"

reread......"He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This Week

Students are working in teams while looking at folklore.  Each team is responsible for identifying the plot in the story, creating a plot chart and determining the characteristics of folklore in the selected story.  They also need to be able to identify the elements of a story.  Most groups are finished and all teams will be presenting their story and evidence tomorrow.

I started checking notebooks today.  Students are required to keep a notebook with daily bellringers and notes.  Students are required to keep it organized and labeled.

They can be prepared by checking their notebook.

Bellringer 1  Expectations
Bellringer 2 1st day of School
Bellringer 3 Types of Folklore
Notes on Folklore
Bellringer 4 Plot
Notes on Plot
Bellringer 5 Elements of a story (5 things)
Bellringer 6 Childhood Story
Bellringer 7 Textual Evidence
Plot Chart

Monday, August 25, 2014


Get forms signed and practice your lock combinations!!

Practice your lock combinations tonight!
Don't forget your paperwork!

Review the elements of a story.

What is plot?


Great first week!! Students learned about plot, folklore, and the elements of a story.  We started a group project but we will be finishing on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, we will begin reading "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."

Enjoy your (much needed) long weekend!

Review Plot

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Welcome 6th graders!! I am looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer and you are ready to begin a new adventure.  Thank you for coming out for SBMS open house.  If you were not able to make it, I am providing you with the same paperwork and an updated flip chart. 
On Monday, we are going over procedures and expectations.  Then we will begin our Folk Lore Unit. The first story that we should be reading is "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."  This will be in our literature book.
Also, I will be telling you a little bit about myself.  Here is a little peek at what I will be sharing.
Hope you enjoy!