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Nancy Riebeek

English Language Arts

November 18-22

11/17/19

Monday: collect grade checks; annotate "Monsters Are Due" HW: definitions 2.2 due Tuesday

Tuesday: check definitions 2.2; Think questions for "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"  HW: cut and paste for roots 2.2 

Wednesday:  check cut and paste 2.2, recite poem we are memorizing, continue activities for "Monsters"  HW: roots 2.2 quiz tomorrow

Thursday: recite poem we are memorizing, quiz roots 2.3; continue activities for "Monsters" HW: study for "Monsters" test Friday

Friday: recite poem we are memorizing, assessment for "Monsters" HW: There will be an assessment for roots unit 2 after vacation  

 

Always HW: Read on average 20 minutes a day; trimester novel project is due February 7.

 

Remember, this is the plan but plans may need to be changed as we get into the week. Always check the agenda in class and use your planner. 


November 11-15

11/12/19

Monday: no school

Tuesday: review roots 2.2, discuss essay grades and revisions, recite poem we are memorizing, read excerpt from "Monsters and Due on Maple Street"  HW: define roots 2.2 

Wednesday:  check roots definitions 2.2, recite poem we are memorizing, continue activities for "Monsters"  HW: roots 2.2 cut and paste

Thursday: recite poem we are memorizing, check roots 2.2 cut and paste, continue activities for "Monsters" HW: study for roots 2.2 quiz on Friday

Friday: recite poem we are memorizing, quiz for roots 2.2, continue activities for "Monsters" HW: roots 2.3 definitions due Tuesday, the root unit 2 assessment will be next Friday. 

 

Always HW: Read on average 20 minutes a day; trimester novel project is due February 7.

 

Remember, this is the plan but plans may need to be changed as we get into the week. Always check the agenda in class and use your planner. 


Grade check this week

11/08/19

Because we are still so new in the trimester, we did not do a grade check this week on November 8. 

Monday is a holiday. See you on Tuesday. 


Report Cards and agenda for Nov 4 - Nov 8

11/04/19

Please take the report card out of the envelope, sign the envelope, and return the empty envelope to your child's advisory teacher. 

And thank you to all of the parents who were able to come to parent conferences last week. If any parent has questions or concerns at any time, please contact any of your child's teachers at any time. 

 

Here we go: Trimester 2 is moving forward. Full steam ahead!!

 

This week in language arts: 

Roots unit 2, lesson 1: Write definitions in the spiral. Do the Cut and Paste activity. Study for the quiz on Friday. (All of that is HW except the quiz)

Classroom activities on poetry. Read, discuss, answer questions about Robert Frost's poem "Two Roads Diverged" and we will memorize it. All of that is class work. 

The Turning Points Essay: This should have been turned in on Google Classroom last week. Later this week students will see the comments I've made and get a class period to make any last edits or revisions before the final grade. This will be the first assessment grade for trimester 2.

Students need their trimester 2 independent reading novel in class on November 15. The project is due February 7. Find the directions on Google Classroom. 


Oct 28-Nov 1

10/28/19

Share out novel projects

Finish introduction and conclusion paragraphs

Type the Turning Points essay

 

Choose a novel for second trimester. It needs to be a biography or autobiography - nonfiction. 


Get StudySync on your phone

10/19/19

Some students say they can't get to a computer at home to do readings and work. Here is a way to add StudySync to a cell phone for those of you who find that a good alternative. 


October 14-18

10/14/19

Write a paragraph in class about I Never Had It Made. Use that as part of a multi-paragraph essay which we will start in class this week. 

The novel project is due Friday. 


Oct 7-11

10/08/19

Monday: finish annotation for I Never Had It Made HW: novel project due Oct 18

Tuesday: skill lessons in class HW: novel project

Wednesday: conversation cards and review TE for paragraph on I Never Had It Made HW: novel project due Oct 18

Thursday: Skill lesson in class  HW: novel project due Oct 18

Friday: Comprehension assessment for I Never Had It Made  HW: novel project due Oct 18

 

Always HW: Read on average 20 minutes a day; trimester novel project is due October 18

 

Remember, this is the plan but plans may need to be changed as we get into the week. Always check the agenda in class and use your planner. 


Sept 30 - Oct 4

09/29/19

Monday: collect grade checks; review paragraph writing expectations and begin paragraph on "Father of Chinese Aviation"  HW: novel project

Tuesday: continue paragraph; type it HW: novel project

Wednesday:  read "I Never Had It Made" HW: novel project due Oct 18

Thursday: Annotate "I Never Had It Made"  HW: novel project due Oct 18

Friday: review and quiz "I Never Had It Made"  HW: novel project due Oct 18

 

Always HW: Read on average 20 minutes a day; trimester novel project is due October 18

 

Remember, this is the plan but plans may need to be changed as we get into the week. Always check the agenda in class and use your planner. 


Sept 23-29

09/24/19

Monday: Read and annotate "The Father of Chinese Aviation" HW: novel project

Tuesday: annotate "The Father of Chinese Aviation"  HW: novel project

Wednesday:  THINK questions for "The Father of Chinese Aviation"  HW: novel project due Oct 18

Thursday: THINK questions for "The Father of Chinese Aviation" and class activity HW: COMP assessment Friday"The Father of Chinese Aviation" 

Friday: COMP assessment on "The Father of Chinese Aviation" HW: Get grade check signed; novel project

 

Always HW: Read on average 20 minutes a day; trimester novel project is due October 18

 

Remember, this is the plan but plans may need to be changed as we get into the week. Always check the agenda in class and use your planner. 


Find a current event article from a newspaper, magazine, or news website that relates to one of the four central beliefs or teachings of Judaism- not an article that is about one of  the teachings. The four teachings are:  monotheism, following God’s laws, equality and social justice, as well as the importance of study (see pages 126 and 128 or section 1.3 in chapter 5 of the textbook for a description).  Clip or print the article, and bring it to class BY WEDNESDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING. 
 

Posted 11/20/19

Monday: retake for ch 4 Egypt; finish map analysis and key dates; read ch 5, 1.1 Abraham and Moses

Tuesday: Read sections 1.2    HW: Finish class work - check document in Google Classroom if you don't get finished in class

Wednesday: read 1.3 nd 1.4 HW: Finish class work - check document in Google Classroom if you don't get finished in class

Thursday: 1.4 activity HW:  Finish class work - check document in Google Classroom if you don't get finished in class

Friday: quiz section 1 HW:  

 

Remember, this is the plan but plans may need to be changed as we get into the week. Always check the agenda in class and use your planner. 

Posted 11/17/19