Week of January 5

posted Jan 6, 2015, 8:18 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 8:18 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Welcome back to school in this new year of 2015!  I hope everyone is rested and healthy to begin our new semester.

This week students will be composing a narrative story they have already begun, chosen from their writer's notebook.  They will draft, revise, and edit their stories this week.  We will also be working on the 6 Traits of Writing and how they can revise their story before they publish it. The final copy will be due Friday, January 16.

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. We will take a break from the vocabulary words and pick them back up in March. 
  
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) or 20 minutes (Period 6) each time. The next due date is this Friday, January 9.  It will be the first grade for the new semester. They should have 10 more entries for a total of 30 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
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