Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week of October 19th

New quarter begins! The year is racing by at top speed.

Parent Teacher Conferences on Friday this week, October 23rd. If you can't make it on Friday you can email me and schedule for another day next week. Thank you.

6th Grade will hold their first STORES on Wednesday, wherein they will buy and sell items using class cash. They are pretty excited about it. I hope to see some budding entrepreneurs. 

Projects: We will research and learn about the French & Indian war, then move into events leading up to the American Revolution. More to come on daily work, plans and final project.

6th writing: We are working on various ways to organize our writing: chronological order, sequential order, cause & effect, and spacial order. We practice cursive every Wednesday, each student vying for the Golden Pencil Award. We will practice aspects of grammar with ixl on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

8th Writing: This week we will finish up our efforts to create 18 writing topics from one movie. Then we will begin our argumentative writing lessons. We will use ixl to improve basic skills every Tuesday and Thursday.

6th Reading: I didn't have students keep reading logs the first quarter, but plan to initiate it this quarter. We will finish up Blood on the River with a test and a character study. This quarter will feature book clubs; I hope to set that up this week.

Also, the book fair is this week, with a monster theme. Thursday is monster hair day and family night. Students will attend the book fair during the week, as well

As always, nachos on Wednesdays and pizza on Thursdays at lunch time. This begins a new quarter if you want to send money for the entire quarter for pizza.

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