Tuesday, April 1

Happy April Fool’s Day and Happy Birthday to Mrs. Higg!  (No, that is not an April Fool’s joke!)

English:  If you missed class today, please review the “blue” parts of speech graphic organizer, the “pink” verb organizer, and prepositions on p. 415 of the textbook.  If you were here today, you are ready for a giant step ahead tomorrow :)

Reading:  If you were absent today, you need to take a quick check on yesterday’s folk tale and fable.  You also need to read p. 848-849 and p.850-852.  Answer questions 1-3 on p. 852 comparing the two texts.

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Monday, March 31

Welcome back!  I hope your spring break was warmer than mine.  Who ever heard of snow in north Alabama during spring break?

English:  Today you shared your Messages of Peace. You also worked with your writing team to select the best persuasive paragraph from our last week; each of those were shared with the class.

Reading:  If you missed class today, please read about folk literature on the following pages: 824-826, 839, and 841. Then read “The Tiger Who Would Be King” (p. 842-843) and “The Ant and the Dove” (p. 844).  Complete workbook p. 265 as you read these two selections.

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Thursday, March 20

Happy Spring!  Now if it will only get warm :)

English:  Complete the graphic organizer for the Hiroshima Peace Park; it is due tomorrow.  We will continue our discussion of this social studies connection during class, too.

Reading:  If you chose to take another figurative language test, please review that information in the novel and on the “red” information sheet.

Hang in there!  I promise to give you a few days off soon ;)

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Wednesday, March 19

English:  I hope you enjoyed exploring the Hiroshima Peace Park today!  If you did not finish touring the East Building and the Main Building, you may complete it at home tonight or in the B-11 computer lab tomorrow morning at 7:20.  You do not need a pass to go to this lab before school.

Reading:  I am really pleased with the Out of the Dust test grades!  Remember there is an “opportunity” to take another figurative language quiz on Friday; I’m glad a few of you want to improve your work :)

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Tuesday, March 18

If you are out shopping, we need tissues for the classroom and most students need another pack of notebook paper.

English:  If you missed class today, write the final copy of the persuasive paragraph you wrote yesterday.  You need to take the DLR 15 quiz, too.  Remember to meet me in the B-11 computer lab for our virtual fieldtrip to the Hiroshima Peace Park :)

Reading:  I have read many of your reader’s notes; you wrote terrific and authentic comments! Tomorrow, we will go the the Media Center to return/check-out books, so bring any books to be returned.  I will return the Out of the Dust tests tomorrow, too.

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Monday, March 17

English:  If you missed class today, please be ready to take the test on modifiers and double negatives.  We also planned a persuasive paragraph based on chapter 20, section 6 of the science textbook.  A DLR 15 quiz is tomorrow.

Reading:  We reviewed for tomorrow’s Out of the Dust test.  If you missed class, you will need to collect the review work upon your return and take the test as soon as you are ready.

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Friday, March 14

Report cards were distributed today, so all students should be sharing this third quarter information with their parents.

English:  Today we reviewed comparison forms of modifiers and double negatives for Monday’s test.  We will have a DLR 15 quiz on Tuesday.

Reading:  We completed the “Afterwords” section of Out of the Dust and worked on a characterization page reviewing all of the main characters.  Be sure to complete that work over the weekend if you did not do so during class.

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Thursday, March 13

English:  If you missed class today, please read about “double negatives” on p. 403 and complete p. 404, exercises 10 and 11.

A modifier test is planned for Monday, and the DLR 15 quiz will be Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday of next week will find us in the computer lab conducting research, and Friday will wrap it up right before Spring Break!

Reading:  If you missed class today, please be prepared to take the figurative language quiz upon your return.  Be sure to read “Behind the Scenes” in the Afterwords section of the book, too.

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Wednesday, March 12

Our character assembly with Mrs. Peveler was fabulous today!  I am so glad the six graders had the opportunity to meet her :)

English:  Continuing our work with regular and irregular forms of modifiers, please read p. 399 and complete p. 400, exercises 6 and 7.

Reading:  If you missed class today, please complete WS 38/39.  Take your time; this page is applying different word meanings in context.

Review figurative language tonight for tomorrow’s quiz.

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Tuesday, March 11

Many, many students are out of paper and pencils.  Please add these items to your shopping list and buy enough for ten more weeks.

English:  For homework tonight, please read p. 385 and complete exercises 8 and 9 on p. 386 and exercise 6 on p. 390.

Reading:  We finished Out of the Dust!  We will complete our work with this book during the next week and have our final test before Spring Break.  This Thursday is our Figurative Language test.

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