Wednesday, April 23

State testing for 6th graders will be Monday, May 5, and Tuesday, May 6.  All students will need two #2 sharpened pencilsNo mechanical pencils may be used!  Shop now if you need to do so :)

English:  Use “Form B” worksheet from last Wednesday and diagram the following sentences:  exercise B…#1, 4, 5, 7, and 8; exercise C…#6; and exercise D…# 2, 4, 5, and 9.  Remember we have not added prepositional phrases or modifiers to any frame yet.

Reading:  Today we read chapter 9 and answered those questions.  We added two new characters to our “character” page:  Shauzia and Window Woman.

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Tuesday, April 22

English:  Be prepared to take the DLR 16 quiz tomorrow if you did not do so in class today.  Also read p. 469 to see an example of diagram frame #2.  Diagram the simple subject, the linking verb, and predicate adjective or predicate noun on p. 469, exercise 5.  (Do not include adjectives or prepositional phrases.)

Reading:  If you were absent today, please read chapter 8; complete questions for chapters 7 and 8.

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Monday, April 21

English:  I love diagramming!  Today we started diagramming sentences by using the simplest of all frames.  Complete p. 466, exercise 2; diagram only the simple subject and simple predicate of each of those sentences. 

If you missed class, please read p. 465 before you complete exercise on p. 466.

Reading:  Finish the questions for chapter 7 if you did not do so in class.  We are already halfway through this book.

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Friday, April 18

Happy Friday!  Only five more Fridays to go ;)

English:  If you missed class today, you will take your complements test the first few minutes of class on Monday.

Reading:  We read chapter 6 today and answered questions for chapters 5 and 6.  Remember to borrow a book from me if you are behind.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Wednesday, April 16

English:  I returned yesterday’s quiz on action verbs and object complements.  Your fabulous grades tell me you are ready for Friday’s test (100 points) covering linking verbs with predicate nouns and predicate adjectives and action verbs with direct objects and indirect objects.  If you missed class today, please collect WS Form B from the missing assignment folder and complete that as soon as possible.

Reading:  Parvana is a brave girl!  We read chapters 3 and 4 today.  Tomorrow we will answer those comprehension questions before reading chapter 5.  Remember to make a prediction before reading chapter 5!

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Tuesday, April 15

English:  If you missed class today, please take the action verb and object complement quiz as soon as possible.  If you did not finish WS 74 today, finish it for homework tonight.

Reading:  We will be reading chapters 3 and 4 during class tomorrow.  Catch up if you have fallen behind!  Remember you may always borrow a book from me to take home over night.

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Monday, April 14

English:  Be prepared to take the vocabulary quiz if you missed it today.  A quiz on action verbs with direct objects and indirect objects is planned for tomorrow; review your complements organizer.

Reading:  In The Breadwinner we have read chapters one and two and completed the questions on those two chapters.  If you have fallen behind in your reading, please check a book out from me at the end of the school day.  Tomorrow we will be in G-10 computer lab.

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Thursday, April 10

WOW!  What another crazy day at OMMS!  Even with this unexpected event, we still managed to add indirect objects to our graphic organizer in English.

English:  If you missed class today, please read p. 335 and complete exercise 3 on p.336.  The vocabulary quiz has been moved to Monday.

Reading:  Today we started chapter one of The Breadwinner.  We will finish chapters one and two tomorrow and will answer comprehension questions for those two chapters during class on Friday.

I hope you enjoyed today’s EXPO!

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Wednesday, April 9

Tomorrow is EXPO day!  Remember to bring $15.00 for that afternoon session or $35.00 for all sessions throughout the weekend :)

English:  Read p. 333 and complete exercise 1 and 2 on p 334 if you did not do so during class.

Reading:  We previewed our last novel today!  If you want to read The Breadwinner on your ereader you may, but I have enough copies for you to use in class.

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Tuesday, April 8

Remember OMMS student EXPO day is Thursday afternoon!

English:  We added direct objects as the first object complement today.  You caught on really quickly and scored well on the first classwork grade!  If you missed class today, collect WS 75/76 and complete that as soon as possible.

Reading:  Read “James and the Giant Peach” ; answer questions 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, and 3b if you did not do so during class.

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