Thursday, October 30, 2014

Students continue to read monologues in “Good Masters, Sweet Ladies”.  Students need to complete Text Dependent questions for “Taggot, the Blacksmith’s Daughter”.  (sorry can’t upload this file for some reason)

They also need to complete the exit ticket for figurative language in which they need to change the literal sentence at the bottom into a sentence that includes a metaphor and includes a similie.  Exit ticket, figurative language similies and metaphors

Students also need to read “Jack, the Half-Wit” and complete the adversity graphic organizer for it.  Jack the half wit graphic organizer


Book review is due on Tuesday.  Hopefully students have kept up with their reading and have finished their book so they can write their review!  Book review template

6th Grade: October 29, 2014



Language Arts

  • Classwork:     Journal; vocabulary test; comma lesson; introduce Golden Goblet
  • Homework: 1.Vocabulary packet (com/con) due 11/5 (com and con vocab packet) Remember part C is a word study  2.   Comma Practice (comma practice)   3.  Read book of your choice in preparation of next book report (dialectical journal book report)- due 11/7   4.  Read Chapter 1 of Golden Goblet, complete dialectical journal with 4 quotes (setting, mood, place, figurative language)-dialectical journal setting

Social Studies

  • Classwork:  Present Skit-  THEY were GREAT!! 🙂
  • Homework:   NONE 🙂

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


List 1 Spelling list 1-3

List 2  Spelling week 2-3

List 3  Spelling 3-3

“Hugo, The Lord’s Nephew” text dependent questions.  Answer questions using evidence from the text.  Hugo, text-dependent questions

Read “Thomas, the Doctor” and complete “Themes of Adversity” graphic organizer.  Thomas the doctor graphic organizer

Word Web, Omni and Multi  Latin root word web

Combining sentences sentence combining 3

6th Grade: October 24, 2014


  • Classwork:   review homework; number line activity with decimals and fractions
  • Homework: REVIEW packet for decimals, fractions and percents (fraction decimal percent review) (TEST WEDNESDAY)


  • Classwork: Review tide/moon charts; Complete Tide Lab….connecting tides to the moon phases
  • Homework:  Chapter 13 STUDY GUIDE (Science Chapter 13 Study Guide) (TEST FRIDAY)

Language Arts

  • Classwork:     Journal; review compound and complex sentences; writer’s workshop- writing a letter
  • Homework: 1.Vocabulary packet (post/pre) due 10/27 (post and pre vocabulary packet) Remember part C of the vocabulary packet this week is a business letter  2.   Combining Sentences # 3 (sentence combining 3)   3.  Read book of your choice in preparation of next book report (dialectical journal book report)- due 11/7   WE WILL BE STARTING A CLASS BOOK NEXT WEEK SO IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO FINISH BOOK REPORT BOOK.

Social Studies

  • Classwork:  Work on Skit
  • Homework:   Finish skit, make sure egypt scavenger hunt is complete and in complete sentences!!!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Free Write

We finally started using our Vocabulary Notebook (spiral ring notebook under vocabulary tab).  We’ve added 4 word and student should have the definitions written, along with the word:

theme:  the main subject that is being discussed or described in a piece of writing

adversity:  a difficult situation or condition

monologue:  a long speech given by a character in a story, play, or movie

dialogue:  a conversation between two or more people

We finished looking at the way an author demonstrates a theme in a story by using the narrator’s thoughts, a character’s actions, through word choice and figurative language.  Students completed a worksheet to accompany the story “Barbary, the Mud Slinger”.  In addition we read a new story from the book Good Masters, Sweet Ladies, called “Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew” and we continued our theme of adversity with this story.  This story was read aloud in class and then students had the opportunity to make notes about the text using post it notes.  Students need to complete the graphic organizer to accompany this story.  They will be looking for evidence from the story to demonstrate what adversities Hugo and people of his class faced in the middle ages.  Students also need to complete the same process for “Giles, the Beggar”, from our book.  They need to read through it once for the “gist”.  The second time they read they need to chunk it into stanzas and after reading a few use a post it to make notes.  Continue for whole story.  Next, they need to complete the graphic organizer for this story.

I forgot to make copies of the new spelling list, so students will do Thursday 10/23 as their spelling homework since we did not do it in class.

Word web em/en, im/in, micro, morph

In history, we started our medieval “books”.  Students were give the opportunity to create their front cover.  Next they completed their table of contents, added a vocabulary page as page 1 and 2 and their physical feature map is page 3.  We will continue to add to this as we go through the unit.  They will be given grades on each assignment, and another grade on the entire finished “book”.  Everything has been 3 hole punched so that students can keep it all together in their history section of their binders.

History text, read pages 234-239 and answer questions 1-5.

6th grade: October 22, 2014



Language Arts

Social Studies

  • Classwork:  Begin reading about Egypt social structure and filling out chart (egypt social scavenger hunt)
  • Homework:   Finish egypt social scavenger hunt worksheet

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We have been reading two excerpts on the middle ages.  We read one in class last Thursday, and they were to read the second excerpt for homework.  We corrected and answered the questions that went along with the reading for excerpt 2 and we focused on our “Adversity Chart” and completing that so that students could use it for their summary.  We also completed a graphic organizer with the main idea and key details.  For homework they need to write a summary on both excerpts focusing on the main idea of the adversity faced by the different groups during the Middle Ages.

Students also need to complete spelling.

Students need to read in their text pages 226-233 and answer questions 1 and 2 on page 233.

Students need to complete reading and answer questions on pages 2-3 in the Managing Nature’s Bounty:  Feudalism in Medieval Europe.  They completed the reading in class and started the questions in class.