Week of March 7

posted Mar 7, 2016, 9:31 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 12:37 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
Hey parents! We still need your awesome photos for the yearbook. Upload to the link below.
We need field trips, carnival night, Chili/Bingo night, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, band, orchestra, dances, parties, Movie night, Night of the Notables and anything else that happened this year that you caught in pictures.
Deadline is this Friday, March 11th.
Also if you haven't ordered your yearbook yet, all orders need to go through Zandra in the front office. That deadline is March 15th.
Thanks for your help!
The Yearbook Staff
6th Grade Class 2015
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PARCC testing schedule:
March 14: 6th grade literacy 1, 1:15-3:05 (Students will have only Period 3 in the morning.)
March 15: 6th grade literacy 2, 1:15-3:05(Students will have only Period 5 in the morning.)
March 16: 6th grade literacy 3, 11:45-1:15 (Students will have only Period 4 in the morning.They will have lunch from 11:00-11:40 this day.)
March 28: 6th grade math 1, 1:45-3:05 (Students will have only Period 6 in the morning.)
March 29: 6th grade math 2, 1:45-3:05(Students will have only Period 3 in the morning.)
March 30: 6th grade math 3, 11:45-1:15 (Students will have only Period 5 in the morning.They will have lunch from 11:00-11:40 this day.)
The schedule will be adjusted these days to a block schedule so that students are not always missing 6th period. Please plan appointments around testing times.  Thank you!

Students need to take the 6th grade PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy practice test, parts 1 and 2.  At the end of the test they need to print the last page and get your signature.  This is due next Tuesday, March 15 and they will receive a responsibility grade for completing it. You cannot use Chrome to take the practice test; you must use another browser. http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/
Here is the rubric for how the essay portion is graded. http://parcc.pearson.com/resources/practice-tests/english/Grade6-11-ELA-LiteracyScoringRubric-July2015.pdf
 
Monday: Work on Hatchet chapters 17-Epilogue lit circle job. Due on Thursday.
Tuesday: Assessment test for Literacy placement for next year.
Wednesday: Grammar:Figures of speech
Thursday: Hatchet chapter 17-Epilogue lit circle job due, and students will meet with their group and discuss. They will work on vocabulary from Hatchet.  
Friday:  Begin 2nd Gary Paulsen book, Dogsong.  They will meet with their new lit circle and begin working on chapters 1-3 job, which is due on Tuesday for Period 5, and Thursday for Period 6, due to PARCC testing next week.

Home writer's notebooks will be returned next week for students to continue the last entries, which will be due in May.
  
I will put all homework assignments on my calendar at the bottom of the page. Please check it daily.
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