Students received a practice sheet today on simple and compound sentences.  On the back, they need to write THREE spelling words from EACH of the five previous spelling lists for a total of 15 words.  They should write the words that they feel are most difficult from each list. This is homework if not completed in class.

The spelling quiz is on Friday of this week.  It is cumulative and will cover all five previous lists.  Students should have a green sheet with these words or you may find them all on previous posts on this blog.  I will call out three words from each list 1 – 5.  They should also know ALL of the commonly confused words we’ve used so far. 

Spelling Five words – tomorrow, calendar, character, believe, piece, receipt, deceive, necessary, there/ their / they’re 

Quiz will be on Friday, October 14. 


Spelling Quiz Retakes:   Students have the opportunity to retake their spelling test with the lowest grade.  In order to retake, they must write the words from that list TEN TIMES EACH and turn it in tomorrow. I will replace the earlier score with the higher score.  

Reminder, our NINE WEEK TEST is on Wednesday, October 5. 

GOLD TEST tomorrow, 9/28 on the short story “Seventh Grade.”  Students should review their questions, the plot diagram, and the vocabulary.  

SILVER SPELLING QUIZ Thursday, 9/29.  Spelling 4:  mathematics, diameter, probability, exponent, proportion, dimension, diagonal, immediately, lose/loose 

Also, final copy of RACE paragraph is due today!  The final copy should be marked as directed in class.  See previous blog entry for details on the assignment. 

Students took the writing test today, and so far I’m pleased with the grades.  They should be entered by tomorrow afternoon. 

Students received a vocabulary exercise to complete after the test.  This is homework if not finished in class. 

Spelling 3 Quiz is tomorrow.  See previous blog for the list of words.

Currently, students are working on grammar and writing, and they will have their next GOLD TEST on this information on Tuesday, Sept. 20.  Students will complete a practice test / study guide in class for this.

The two current assignments are: 1. Prepositions – In your independent reading book, find FIVE sentences with prepositional phrases.  Write the sentence and page number and circle the prepositional phrase.  Beside this, write the QUESTION that the prepositional phrase is answering (where, when, how, which one/what kind).  At the top of the page, be sure you have your name, the Title of Book, and Author’s name.

2. RACE response – Choose an animal which we read about in “Rikki Tikki Tavi.” ( You can’t choose Chuchundra because we used him as an example in class.) What adjective could describe this character’s personality? Give two examples from the story which prove your choice of adjective.

We are working on these in class today, tomorrow, and part of Friday.

Progress Reports are coming home today.

Sorry about the confusion on the spelling quiz for this week.  Because of my absence and Aspire testing, the Spelling 3 quiz was put off this week.  That quiz will be next week.

Spelling 3 – preposition, repetition, electrician, politician, language, misspell, library, February, your/you’re

Our first GOLD test is Wednesday, 9/7.  This test on “Rikki Tikki Tavi” will consist of true/false, multiple choice comprehension, multiple choice literary elements, personification, using context clues, and finding subjects and verbs.  Students have a sheet of questions and a plot diagram to study.

Next week’s spelling quiz will be Friday, 9/9.  See previous post for list of words.