Week of February 15

posted Feb 16, 2016, 3:43 PM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Feb 16, 2016, 3:43 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
Monday: No School. President's Day
Tuesday: We will begin our next unit, which is an author study on Gary Paulsen.  Began research on him as a person and an author.  Students will be creating a poster using the information.
Wednesday: Work on Gary Paulsen poster.
Thursday: Students will begin the first book in the author study.  They will be divided into groups and read the group as a literature circle, completing each reading with a literature circle job. They will have 5 jobs to complete as they read the book: Word Wizard, Passage Picker, Discussion Director, Artful Artist, and Creative Connector. They will begin reading chapters 1-4.
Friday:  Continue reading chapters 1-4 and complete their first lit circle job, which is due Monday.

Students need to continue writing in their home writer's notebook.  As a reminder, this is a place to record thoughts, ideas, pondering, wondering, observations, etc. They need to write in it 2 times a week for 20 minutes each time, which should consist of a page. They may also type their entries, but the typed pages must be cut neatly and glued or taped into the notebook.  The next due date is Friday, March 4.  They should have 15 more entries for a total of 45 entries.
I will put all homework assignments on my calendar at the bottom of the page. Please check it daily.