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!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Last Week

We are down to the last days of school and 6th grade! I am excited about "Summer Break" and so are my students.  :) It has been a great year! Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing  these students become 7th graders!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Week

Progress Reports are coming home tomorrow! Please check your child's report for any missing grades or zeros! They can make these up!

Students should also be practicing R.U.N.N.E.R.S

Read everything but the text
Underline the important keywords in the questions
Number the paragraphs
Now read and
Enclose important keywords
Reread the questions
Select the best answers

Thursday Homework

Finish Figurative Language sheet for Macavity 

Turn in all progress reports and make-up work by tomorrow!  Don't forget it is FUN FRIDAY!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This Week

Students had a test last week on R.U.N.N.E.R.S but we postponed it until Wednesday.

Please make sure that you are turning in any missing work and practicing RUNNERS at home!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Students need to finish annotating poem. 
Students need to know R.U.N.N.E.R.S by Friday
Notebook check on Friday.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Please sign and return your Progress Report!! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Progress Reports

4th Core students will receive their progress reports in the morning.  I was not able to get onto the Internet to print their progress reports today due to technical problems.  4th Core students also  have an extra day to study for the test on "The Case of the Speckled Band."

Students need to make sure they have turned in the work for "The Girl Who Discovered Dinosaurs" and  "The Case of the Speckled Band."