Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome back! Week of 1/5/2015

It was so nice to see you and hear the happy sounds of friends getting caught up after winter break! This week we will have mostly independent working time. I will have a lesson on subject-verb agreement, and we will spend a little bit of time reviewing how to diagram subject complements. Please see the information that follows to help you plan your time in class and at home.

Mystery Box Project
You have received your instructions. Materials for decorating will be available in class beginning day 2. Feel free to bring in materials from home or to take your box and work on it at home if you prefer. I don't have an official due date yet, but am hoping for your day 2 of next week. If we need to extend the time to allow you to do an exceptional job, we'll figure that out together.

I hope to cover foreshadowing (literary element) by the end of the week, but we'll see! It may get pushed to next week.

Begin learning vocabulary and roots from Unit 9. I will answer any V&R related questions in class on day 3 of this week (1/8). You may take the test at your convenience - at home or at school, NO LATER THAN 1/14. We'll talk in class about the most effective way to access the test. Remember, honesty is key!

Journal Entry #9
This is posted on Edmodo. Due Monday 1/13 by the end of the day.

Easy Grammar
We proceed to subject-verb agreement. Work on pages 76-81, 5 per page and 82 - 87 all. 76-87 due Tuesday 1/13.

That's it for now! Enjoy working on the box project. Most students have a great time with this one! I can't wait to see what you decide to learn - I am hoping you teach me something new.