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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Posted by admin on September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized |

My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know ahead of time that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
*  Last class period to draft narrative.  Remember, your narrative should include all elements of plot structure (setting, characters, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution), an engaging narrative lead and sensory details throughout your story.
Homework: Bring a PRINTED copy of r
ough draft to class tomorrow

SOCIAL STUDIES
*  Every Soul A Star (school-wide) read lesson on the history of labyrinths
Homework: North America test TOMORROW!  STUDY!
Vocabulary quiz Friday – study!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Posted by admin on September 26, 2017 in Uncategorized |

My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know ahead of time that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
*  Continue to practice using sensory details 
*  Continue reading Every Soul A Star  
Homework: 
Rough draft of narrative due Thursday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* North America practice map test
* Review answers to the questions from the Wonderopolis article; then turn in
* Study for vocabulary quiz
* Try out Quizzizz
Homework: North America test Thursday!  STUDY!
Vocabulary quiz Friday – study!

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Posted by admin on September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized |

My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know ahead of time that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
*  Practice using sensory details
*  Continue reading Every Soul A Star  
Homework:  
Home reading log due tomorrow
Rough draft of narrative due Thursday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* North America practice map test
– Learn Read Cover Recite Check (RCRC) study strategy for vocabulary quiz
– Answer questions about Wonderopolis article
Homework:  Wonderopolis answers due tomorrow
North America test Thursday!  STUDY!
Vocabulary quiz Friday – study!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Posted by admin on September 22, 2017 in Uncategorized |

My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know ahead of time that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
*  “Angry Teacher” – practice brainstorming sensory details
*  Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:  
Home reading log due Tuesday
Rough draft of narrative due Thursday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Pass back map quiz
* North America practice map test
– Vocabulary match up activity using vocabulary from “How Does Earth’s Surface Affect Culture?”
Homework:  North America test Thursday!  STUDY!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Posted by admin on September 21, 2017 in Uncategorized |

My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know ahead of time that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
*  Review narrative leads
*  Return to narrative rough draft and add or revise lead
*  Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:
Home reading log due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Map quiz
* Begin Cultural Geography unit
– Pre-assessment
– Read article “How Does Earth’s Surface Affect Culture?” and highlight vocabulary words.
Homework:  North America test next Thursday!  STUDY!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Posted by admin on September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized |

My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
* Practice writing two narrative leads in spiral.
*  Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:
Two narrative leads due tomorrow (in spiral)
Home reading log due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Practice map quiz
* Using the four-quadrant graphic organizer in your spiral, continue working on culture essay in Google Classroom.
Homework:  Map quiz tomorrow.  Study!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Posted by admin on September 18, 2017 in Uncategorized |

LANGUAGE ARTS
* Continue drafting a narrative (real or imagined story) where the character faces and overcomes a challenge.
Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:  Home reading log due tomorrow

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Debrief culture activity
* Using a four-quadrant graphic organizer, brainstorm ideas for culture essay.
Homework:  Study for the map quiz on Thursday.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Posted by admin on September 15, 2017 in Uncategorized |

LANGUAGE ARTS
* HW Check:  Plot Chart Prewriting
* Draft a narrative (real or imagined story) where the character faces and overcomes a challenge.
* Introduce Doodle Journals
* Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:  Home reading log is due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* West Indies Map :  Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles
*  Finish reading and analyzing minimum wage article
*  Tie up loose ends:  print/glue Nacirema responses into journal, access grades online and check out online geography games to help you study.
Homework:  Study for the map quiz on Thursday

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Posted by admin on September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized |

LANGUAGE ARTS
*  Students received their own copy of our school-wide read, Every Soul A Star,  yesterday in class.  Today, each student read a quote from the novel, made a prediction about the book, and followed along as I read the first three chapters. Please bring this book to class every day for the next two weeks.
*  After learning about plot structure the last two weeks, students used a plot chart to begin brainstorming a narrative (real or imagined story) about a character facing and overcoming a challenge.  The plot chart brainstorm is due tomorrow.
Homework:  Plot chart brainstorm is due tomorrow.  
                    Home reading log is due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Map quiz
* Experience a culture as an insider and an outsider during our culture activity.
Homework:  Remind parents that Curriculum Night is tonight at 6:30

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Posted by admin on September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized |

LANGUAGE ARTS 
*  HW Check:  2 completed plot charts (“Tarred Feathers” and “Air Pocket”)
*  Plot structure quiz
Homework:  HRL due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Practice map quiz
* Receive your PIN number and learn how to access your grades online
* Read nonfiction article about minimum wage
Homework:  Map quiz tomorrow.  Study!

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