Week of February 23

posted Feb 24, 2015, 11:41 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Feb 24, 2015, 11:41 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Students have been assigned a research paper that correlates with their History project.  They will be writing a 5 paragraph essay on their explorer's discoveries and what significant events happened during the discovery and what impact they had on the explorer, his crew, or the world. This week we will be focusing on writing the rough draft using their outline.  The rough draft is due on Friday, with a parent's signature stating that they have read and edited the rough draft.  The final copy is due Tuesday.  Students have the expectations and due dates on a bright orange paper.  I have also attached a copy of the expectations.Please be sure to read over this and discuss the due dates and expectations with your child.  Due dates will also be on my calendar.

We will also be focusing this semester on grammar.  We will begin each day with Daily Oral Language and every Wednesday will be a grammar lesson. This Wednesday we will use the time to work on our research paper.

Students will be having Gifted Discussion groups on Wednesday during specials and advisory. 
  
Students should be working on their Writer's Notebooks at home.  This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, pondering, wondering, observations, etc. They need to write in it 2 times a week for 10 minutes (Period 5), which should consist of at least half a page, or 20 minutes (Period 6), which should consist of a page, each time. The next due date is  Friday, March 13.  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. If you cannot see the calendar, have your child look at their Google calendars as I have shared my assignment calendar with them.

PARCC testing begins next week. Please see the Middle School Calendar for the dates.Your child can also go to the PARCC website and take a practice test. http://parcc.pearson.com/# This year the test will be taken on computers and practicing how to take the test will be beneficial to the success of your child.  

Spring middle school parent/teacher conferences will be held next week, Wednesday, March 4th from 3-7 PM and Thursday, March 5th from 4-7 PM. Conferences will be held in rooms 166 and 167 as an open house format so you may drop in at any time during the conference time windows to talk with me.
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Lisa Griffin,
Feb 27, 2015, 2:34 PM
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Feb 24, 2015, 11:41 AM
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