Week of September 21

posted Sep 21, 2015, 2:47 PM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Sep 21, 2015, 3:01 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
This week students will continue their personal narrative.  They will complete activities to help them focus on their writing, especially what they see and observe. 

Monday: Record notes about your thoughts and feelings about your personal narrative.  Continue to write the rough draft.
Tuesday: Focus on writing a bold beginning to their personal narrative.  
Thursday: Focus on writing an excellent ending to their personal narrative.
Friday: Organize their personal narrative into paragraphs and focus on writing marvelous middles. Their rough draft should be complete by Monday.

Wednesdays will be devoted to specific grammar lessons For the next month, students will focus on prepositions.  They will be required to memorize all 53 prepositions.  Here are links to a couple of videos using song and motion to learn the prepositions.They will have a quiz on Wednesday over C-O prepositions.  Next Wednesday will be the quiz on the P-W prepositions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXL6vnby6po -Classical Conversations Preposition Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB7ajGzPR_0 -Classical Conversations Preposition Song Slow Mo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRHMLpBgHlc  -Preposition song to Yankee Doodle

Students have been given an assignment they will continue all year.  They have set aside one of their composition books as a Writer's Notebook for use 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 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. I will give them due dates each quarter with how many entries they should have.  The due date is Wednesday. October 14.  They should have 15 entries.

Today students received permission slips for our next field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to see the Sherlock Holmes exhibit.  These are due by October 16 and your child will be receiving a responsibility grade for turning these in on time.
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