Week of October 19

posted Oct 20, 2015, 8:12 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 8:12 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
This week we will continue our novel study.  Most of the class will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar, and others will be reading Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan. Both of these books involve characters whose lives are changed by unfortunate circumstances in their life, and how they use their problems to become better people.

Monday: No School. Staff Development day
Tuesday: Reading Holes: chapters 18-28, Surviving the Applewhites: chapters 12-17
Wednesday: Grammar: Writing complete sentences activity
Thursday: Creative Connector activity on reading. Due on Friday
Friday: Reading: Holes: chapters 29-39, Surviving the Applewhites: chapters 18-23

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, December 11.  They should have 15 more entries for a total of 30 entries.

If your child has not turned in their permission slips for our next field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to see the Sherlock Holmes exhibit, these were due by October 16 and your child received a responsibility grade for turning these in on time.
I will put all homework assignments on my calendar at the bottom of the page. Please check it daily.