Friday, September 15, 2017

Being flexible...


We have umbrellas, and we have fans, but we have no control over the weather! I've been through many storms of different kinds, but this one was incredibly unpredictable, which makes it tougher for us humans, who are used to controlling our lives. I think about how adaptable wildlife must be. Did you know that a large flock of birds got caught up in the hurricane's eye and were blown hundreds of miles off course, landing here in Georgia, where they have never been? Check out this map to see!

Next week, the calendar doesn't change due to the hurricane, but our lessons will.
Monday: Functions of a noun - D.O., I.O., O.P.and practicing diagramming, Noun Unit Test study guide distributed
Tuesday "A" schedule: Watsons discussion (book should be finished by today), character traits, intro to the essay

PLEASE BRING YOUR COPY OF WATSONS TO LEAVE WITH ME ON TUESDAY.


Wednesday: Film Festival - special programming

Thursday/Friday Rosh Hashanah

Wishing you and your family a SWEET year!

Homework: Membean for this week (45 minutes) will be due on Monday night, not Sunday night.
Your journaling for the next two weeks will be work on your compare and contrast essay which I will share in class.
Begin reviewing the concepts of the noun unit using your packet, your grammar notebook, and these practice sites:
IXL 6th Grade LA Select anything in the NOUN section. See me for user names and passwords.

Possessives

Noun Categories

Noun Sorting See me for Log in information for BrainPop.

Friday, September 8, 2017

#Can'tChangetheWeather


PLEASE ASK YOUR PARENTS TO CHECK THEIR EMAIL. SCHOOL IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11.

Hurricane Irma has put a temporary delay on our plans, so we will continue with our noun unit, annotating Watsons, and reinforcing diagramming skills. The grammar unit test on nouns will be October 3. You will receive a study guide on the 18th.



Day 1: Return and review Roots Test 2, finish your character traits chart, Watsons discussion
Day 2: Nouns - review capitalization, diagramming D.O., I.O., and prep phrases
Day 3: Nouns - review collectives, abstracts, and identifying what part of speech a word is being.
Day 4: Nouns - separate/joint possession, Brainteasers

HOMEWORK: 45 Membean minutes by Sunday night, read Watsons and annotate, complete Journal Entry #4 (on Google Classroom)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Week of 9-4

Labor Day is a governmental holiday. To learn about the origins of this day, CLICK HERE. We have a regular block schedule and regular Friday schedule this week but no "Day 1"/Monday.

We will continue in class with our unit on nouns, taking a look at collectives, functions of nouns/pronouns, plurals, and possessives. We'll continue working on the character traits chart, and the second Membean and Roots tests will be on Friday. IF YOU KNOW YOU WILL BE OUT ON FRIDAY, PLEASE REMIND ME SO YOU CAN TAKE THESE TESTS EITHER THURSDAY OR TUESDAY.
Continue reading Watsons.

IN CLASS:
There is no Day 1 as we are off on Monday.
Day 2 (Tuesday/Wednesday): Nouns - collectives, plurals, possessives
Day 3 (Wednesday/Thursday): Functions (jobs) of a noun/pronoun, character traits chart
Day 4 (Friday): Membean Test, Roots Test, Portmanteau Words

HOMEWORK:

- Continue reading Watsons according to the pacing chart, annotate for character traits
- Continue with 45 minutes of Membean per week, due Sunday evening
- Study your unit 1 and unit 2 roots cards
- Journal Entry #3: On Google Classroom "What are you looking forward to on our trip to Charleston? What are you worried about?"