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Mrs. Painz - Literacy 5/14

posted May 14, 2019, 7:52 PM by Jessica Painz

This Week:

  • Sophia's War read chapters 63 - end of the book (and author's note) and answer question in Schoology - due Monday, 5/20
  • Poetry: analysis, figurative language, rhyme scheme, limericks
Important Dates:
  • May 21 = Last day of literacy
  • May 22 = 5th grade picnic
  • May 23 = Last Day of School!

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 5/6

posted May 6, 2019, 11:30 AM by Jessica Painz

This Week:

  • Sophia's War read chapters 39-62 and answer question in Schoology DUE MAY 13
  • Unit 10 Suffixes Vocabulary Quiz MAY 13
Upcoming:
  • Poetry

Important Dates:
  • May 22 = 5th grade picnic
  • May 23 = Last Day of School!

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 4/15

posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:16 PM by Jessica Painz

This Week:

  • I Am Malala: Chapters 24-35 and jot worksheet due Tuesday, 4/16 
  • Research Paper Final draft due Thursday, 4/18
  • Friday, April 19 = Adoit Expo Day
Upcoming:
  • Unit 8 Roots + Quiz Due Monday, 4/22
  • Poetry Unit
  • Sophia's War

Important Dates:
  • April 24 = Weather and Science Day/Rockies Game
  • May 3 = Math in the Mall Field Trip
  • May 8 = Field Day
  • May 10 = PD Day
  • May 22 = 5th grade picnic
  • May 23 = Last Day of School!

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 4/9

posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:22 AM by Jessica Painz   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 12:14 PM ]

This Week:

  • Unit 8 Suffixes+ Quiz Due Monday
  • I Am Malala: Chapters 20-23 and jot worksheet due Tuesday, 4/9
  • Draft - how to cite text evidence in a research paper - continue to edit and revise. Final draft due Thursday, 4/18
  • I Am Malala: Chapters 24-35 and jot worksheet due Tuesday, 4/16 
Upcoming:
  • Poetry Unit
  • Sophia's War

Important Dates:
  • 4/8, 4/9, 4/11: CMAS Science 9:00-10:45
  • April 19 = Adoit Expo Day
  • April 24 = Weather and Science Day/Rockies Game
  • May 3 = Math in the Mall Field Trip
  • May 8 = Field Day
  • May 10 = PD Day
  • May 22 = 5th grade picnic
  • May 23 = Last Day of School!

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 3/19

posted Mar 19, 2019, 10:56 AM by Jessica Painz   [ updated Mar 19, 2019, 10:56 AM ]

This Week:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday = No literacy classes due to CMAS Testing
    • Wednesday = electronic party
    • Friday = outline due
    • No vocabulary this week
    • No vocabulary homework over break
    • Read for 30 book requirement over Spring Break
Upcoming:
  • I Am Malala - Parts 4 and 5

Important Dates:
  • 3/18, 3/19, 3/21: CMAS English Language Arts 12:20-2:20
  • March 25-29 = Spring Break
  • April 1 = PD Day (No School)
  • 4/2, 4/4, 4/5: CMAS Mathematics 12:20-2:20
  • 4/8, 4/9, 4/11: CMAS Science 9:00-10:45
  • April 19 = Adoit Expo Day
  • April 24 = Weather and Science Day/Rockies Game
  • May 3 = Math in the Mall Field Trip
  • May 8 = Field Day
  • May 10 = PD Day
  • May 23 = Last Day of School!

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 3/4

posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:45 PM by Jessica Painz

This Week:

  • I Am Malala - 
    • Read through chapter 9 
    • Learn how to deep thinker through jots - move past summarization
  • Research Paper 
    • Research questions should have been approved last week
    • Research should be complete by next Tuesday.
Upcoming:
  • Draft research paper next week
  • Units 3-6 roots, prefixes, and suffixes quiz on Monday, 3/11

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 2-22-19

posted Feb 22, 2019, 2:00 PM by Jessica Painz

Next Week:

  • I Am Malala - 
    • Introduction to culture and geography on Monday
    • Book distribution Tuesday
  • Research Paper - topic proposal due Monday (must be specific)
    • endangered animals, acid rain, and natural disasters are now full - please choose something else if you have not yet been approved and were thinking about one of these.
    • students will research next week in class and come up with 3 research questions
Upcoming:
  • Continued research paper
  • Unit 6 Roots - quiz Monday, March 4th

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 2/6

posted Feb 6, 2019, 8:31 AM by Jessica Painz

This Week:

  • Unit 5 Roots (due Monday, 2/11)
  • Mysterious Benedict Society finish the book and worksheet (due Monday, 2/11
Upcoming:
  • Research paper
  • Unit 5 Roots quiz on Monday, 2/11
  • Mysterious Benedict Society test on Tuesday, 2/12

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 1-22-19

posted Jan 22, 2019, 3:45 PM by Jessica Painz   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 3:46 PM ]

This Week:

  • Unit 4 Roots (due Monday, 1/28)
  • Mysterious Benedict Society Pages 351-398 and worksheet (due Monday, 1/28)
  • Finish editing and revising essays using the checklist
  • Fragments and run-on sentences
  • UPDATE: PUBLISHED DRAFT OF OPINION ESSAY DUE 1-26
Upcoming:
  • Unit 4 Roots quiz on Monday, 1/28
  • Technology Party Reward on Tuesday, 1/29

Mrs. Painz - Literacy 1/14/19

posted Jan 14, 2019, 2:46 PM by Jessica Painz

This Week:

  • Unit 4 Suffixes (due Tuesday, 1/22)
  • Mysterious Benedict Society Pages 294-350 due Tuesday, 1/22 (RACES worksheet due with it)
  • How to write strong introductions and conclusions
  • How to add direct-quote text evidence to essays
Upcoming:
  • Unit 4 Suffixes quiz Tuesday, 1/22
  • Finish editing and revising opinion paper - PUBLISHED COPY DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH

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