Week of March 16

posted Mar 17, 2015, 8:17 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Mar 17, 2015, 8:17 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Students have been assigned an independent book project. They have chosen a book to read and complete a project.  As they are reading the book they will need to choose 10 vocabulary words and fill out the organizer.  Students will need notecards for this.  Also, they will complete a booklet on the characters, setting, problem, solution, and theme of the book.  They should have finished their book, booklet, and vocabulary by Monday. The project for the book is due this Friday, March 20 by the end of class.  They will have a list of choices and I am encouraging them to use their talents and strengths to complete this project. See the attached list.  They will present their project after spring break.

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 Thursday, May 7.  They should have 15 more entries for a total of 60 entries.

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. No grammar this week due to the project.
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.
Lisa Griffin,
Mar 17, 2015, 8:17 AM