week of 10-27-14

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:39 AM by Shalaine Root   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 9:39 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Please remember as you check out Infinite Campus and your grades that Responsibility grades make up 10% of your grade.  Also remember that this is scored on a two point scale; if the homework is here in class completed at the start of class, it is two points; if it is partially completed, one point; and not complete or not here,  no points.  These points are earned at the time that I walk around and check homework, you can not earn them back.

I enjoyed our book group elective this week we start new electives on Wednesday. Our version of a coffee house writing group is up next.  I'm looking forward to all of the creative stories. :) 

We will also have our monthly giftedness discussion group on Wednesday.

I will be doing book orders, if you are interested, please see me.  Checks can be made out to Scholastic Book clubs or you can bring cash to me or you can order on-line by looking for my page and using the code HFH8N.  

Please remember that if you are absent on day that an assignment, project or test is due that assignment, project or test is due on the day that you return to class.

With Halloween on Friday, please look over the rules for costumes in the Star News.


There is information for my different classes, please be sure to look at your information.

L2

Our next set of jobs are due on Tuesday for our alternate reality books.  We will have a 4th set of jobs due on Friday.  The books to choose from are: The Last Book in the UniverseBarcode TattooUgliesGathering BlueMessengerSon,and Turn About.  Students were allowed to choose a book that sounded interesting and that is how they selected their groups.  Once in their groups they chose how far to read and who would do which job from the job list.  Each time they meet a job is due (the students have the list of jobs and expectations) and the group will discuss the book so far.  At the end of the meeting they will choose how far to read for next time and change jobs.  Each student will be expected to read at least two books from the list of choices.

I am working on two different field trips: Dec. 5 to see a play at night and Dec. 12 to see The Giver at Cinnebar.  Look for more information and permissions slips soon.

We are also doing some work with non-fiction reading and writing and how that is different than when we read in fiction.
 
We are continuing our Writer's Notebooks. This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, ponderings, stories, ect. Students need to be writing for at least 20 minutes each entry and they need at least 2 entries per week. They should have 19 entries by 11/02. Students will keep their WN at home until we have a WN check, about every 20 entries or so.

Vocab #4 quiz is due 10/29. 



L3

We will finish presenting our projects on Monday.  We will continue working with our group to finish gathering our evidence for our essay question on Tuesday.  Finished essay questions are due on Friday. Wednesday we have our vocab quiz and get the new words.  We may finish the movie on Thursday.

We are continuing our Writer's Notebooks. This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, ponderings, stories, ect. Students need to be writing for at least 20 minutes each entry and they need at least 2 entries per week. They should have 19 entries by 11/02. Students will keep their WN at home until we have a WN check, about every 20 entries or so.

Vocab #4 quiz is 10/29.
 


  

Have a great week.
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