Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week of January 25th

Projects: Students will finish up their Rube Goldberg-type machines on Monday and Tuesday. They will make a video &/or a slide show to present to the class. Their project must use at least four different simple machines to perform a small task in no less than 8 steps.They will collaborate to write up their presentation and practice it. They will also take a vocabulary test. Presentation will be February 2nd & 3rd (next week).

6th Writing: We will use figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification) and descriptive verbs, adjectives & adverbs to write Haiku and practice on ixl Language Arts.

6th Reading: Book club on Iqbal, a novel based on a true story about child labor in Pakistan. Five Minute fluency is a program that enables students to improve fluency and accuracy; we do this twice a week. Silent reading, daily.

8th Writing: Students are writing a classification paragraph, revising and editing. The final is due on Wednesday and they will read their papers aloud on Thursday.

Specials: Drama

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