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  • Yearbooks are on sale now and they are $20. 

    Week of 4/8:

    6th grade testing will be over 4/9. 

    ELA: Homework will go home Wednesday because of testing. It will be due Friday. 

    We will begin to read The Cay this week.  I have added the link for the audio file on the left of my page. 

    Our focus skill this week will be making inferences. 

    Social Studies: We will begin to discuss the Middle Ages. 

    Week of 4/1:

    We will be completing the LEAP 2025 testing each day this week from 9-12. We will finish testing April 9th. 

    I told students that they can bring a snack because it is going to be a long day. Please make sure that you student is present and on time each day. Students need a full night of rest and breakfast in the morning. 

    ELA: We will have NO homework of any kind this week. I am going to keep class relaxed after testing because I understand that students are drained after. We will work through some escape room style lessons that focus on reading/language skills. 

    Our next novel we will read is The Cay. I have added the link for the audio file on the left of my page. 

    Social Studies: We will work through some escape room style lessons that focus on social studies content.

    Week of 3/25:

    ELA: We have finished reading The Egypt Game. The rest of the week will be devoted to doing extension activities based on the novel such as making a board game based on the novel. 

    Our focus skill will be identifying the mood or tone used in a piece of literature. 

    We will have a Cold Read on Friday. 

    We will complete a Literary Analysis Task. 

    Social Studies: We will focus on the three monotheistic religions- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 

    We will complete a DBQ on those religions on Friday. 

    Report Cards go home Friday. 

    The Reading Quiz will be moved to next week after we have read 20-23. 

    Week of 3/18:

    ELA: We will TRY to read chapters 20-13 in The Egypt Game. I am not going to push it so we may just read chapters 20 and 21. I will update my page if plans change. 

    Our focus skill will continue to be point of view. We will talk about point of view in terms of how a character feels about or views something.

    We will complete a Literary Analysis Task. 

    Social Studies: We will finish discussing Hinduism and move to Buddhism as we trace the development of major world religions. 

    I have added a link to the left that has information about all the religions we will cover. 

    Week of 3/11:

    NO SCHOOL FRIDAY 3/15. 

    ELA: We will read chapters 17-19 in The Egypt Game

    Our focus skill will be point of view. 

    We will complete a Narrative Writing Task. 

    Social Studies: We will begin to discuss the development of the major world religions. 

    Week of 2/18:

    Junior Achievement Day all day Wednesday in class. 

    ELA: We will read chapters 10-12 in The Egypt Game.

    Our focus skill this week will be types of character conflict. I added information about character conflict as a link to the left. 

    We will complete a Narrative Writing Task. 

    There will be NO more spelling homework for the remainder of this nine weeks. We will complete reading comprehension homework. 

    Social Studies: We will finish our discussion of Rome this week. 

    Week of 2/11:

    Candy Grams will continue to be sold during homeroom. 

    Valentine Candy/Cards may be sent and distributed on Thursday. We have 29 students. 

    PBIS Prize Bingo will be Friday. Students must have 20 BIG tickets and no behavior infractions of any kind to attend.

    ELA: We will read chapters 7-9 in The Egypt Game. 

    Our focus skill this week will be determining the theme of a text. 

    We will complete a Research Simulation Task. 

    Spelling homework is posted. 

    Social Studies: We will continue to discuss Rome. 

  • Week of 2/4

    Candy Grams will be sold all this week in homeroom for fifty cents each. 

    ELA- We will read chapters 4-6 in The Egypt Game.

    We will continue to focus on non-fiction text structure.

    We will complete a Literary Analysis Task.

    Spelling homework is posted.

    Social Studies- We will begin to learn about ancient Rome. 

    Tuesday, we will complete a final assessment on ancient Greece. 

     

  • Week of 1/28

    Graded papers were sent home today. Please sign and RETURN all papers. 

    ELA- We will begin our novel The Egypt Game this week. Over the course of the week, we will read chapters 1-3. 

    Our focus skill will be text structure.

    Spelling homework is posted. 

    Social Studies- We will compare Athenian Democracy to Democracy in the United States. We will also learn about Alexander the Great. 

  • Week of 1/22

    I made changes to the testing schedule this morning, January 22nd. Please review the assignments calendar for updated information. 

    ELA- We will work on a Narrative Writing Task this week. 

    Figurative Language will be our focus skill. 

    Spelling homework is posted. 

    Social Studies- We will continue to learn about Ancient Greece with the focus being on the government types. 

    I have added resources about government types of Ancient Greece to the website. 

  • Welcome back!

    I hope that all of my students and their families had an amazing holiday. Now, it's time to get back to work! We will be reading The Egypt Game during the third nine weeks. I have a link to the PDF version of the book on my website. Please feel free to use that to review with your child what we have covered in class or as a tool for them to catch up when they may be absent. Along with reading the novel, we will work on various reading skills as well as writing. In social studies, we will be learning about ancient Greece. We will also review past information such as hunter-gatherers and the River Valley Civilizations. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.