Week of September 8

posted Sep 8, 2014, 11:18 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 7:56 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
On Monday, students will work on their final copy of their personal narrative about their transition into middle school.  These will be due at the beginning of class on Tuesday.
We will begin our first novel study on Tuesday by beginning Holes by Louis Sachar.  We will look at the author's background and begin reading the book.  Students will need to bring in something orange to wear while we read the book.  It can be a hat, a scarf, a vest, etc.  They need to have this by Friday.
On Wednesday will be the test over the vocabulary words. Students will also receive their new words. 
Thursday and Friday we will continue to read Holes and look for aha moments, predictions, and surprises.

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 notebook will be due September 26.  They should have 10 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.

Currently I do not have access to Infinite Campus.  I will let you know when I do receive access.