Sunday, April 22, 2018

Back to block days!

Remember that you have a roots test (units 1-9) and a Membean test in class on Monday.On Thursday of this week, we will have the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of

Torah puts great emphasis on the importance of welcoming people into your home, making sure they feel comfortable, and giving them your full attention–it’s a mitzvah called hachnasat orchim (hospitality to guests). According to the teachings of the Talmud, we are required to:

• Greet guests at the door and escort them inside.
• Make an effort to remain cheerful during the visit.
• Offer food and drink.
• Ask our guests questions about their interests and activities.
• Escort them to the door when they leave.
- from by Wendy Mogel

Monday: Membean Test, Roots Test, notify me of your poetry choice.
Tuesday, Blocks 3 & 5: A Sound of Thunder short story
Wednesday Block 6: A Sound of Thunder short story
Wednesday Block 3: Short story choice reading (info in class) and preparations for Thursday
Thursday: 6th grade from Queen of Angels visits us for interfaith learning
Friday: Types of phrases, literary elements in your choice novel

HOMEWORK: Read your novel, continue with Membean (45 minutes due Sunday), beginning Tuesday start learning roots unit 10, and give this poetry generator a try:
Visual Poetry
Take a screenshot of your result, or find a way to print so I can hang it! Yes, this is required homework, due to me on Friday.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Here is the link to the site we used for descriptive writing: CLICK HERE Additionally, there is a companion site,
you can try.


Standardized testing is fun for some people, anxiety-inducing for others. Simply focus on the questions in front of you and do the best you can. The tests do not define you or your future. They help us know your strengths and weaknesses as well as what we, as teachers, can be doing differently in our lessons.

Each day is a modified schedule with Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut being observed Wednesday/Thursday.

In class, we will be focusing on conjunctions, phrases, and clauses. On Friday, we will be composing poetry.

The next Membean and roots tests will be on April 23 during class.
The recovery assessment for the adjectives/adverbs test will be April 23 in study hall.

Tutorial for adjectives/adverbs will be April 16, 17, 18 BEFORE SCHOOL. Come one day, two days, or all three days. Your choice.

HOMEWORK THIS WEEK: continue with Membean, due Sunday night. Continue learning unit 9 root words. Continue reading your choice novel.

- no water or snacks in the testing room
- you may not leave until the test is complete
- bring your novel to read

Thursday, April 12, 2018