Friday, August 18, 2017

Diving in...

Thanks to each of you for a great first week! I can already tell we are going to have an excellent year together. Here's what we have coming up:
WEEK OF 8/21 - 8/25

TOPICS FOR THE WEEK:
* First novel: Watsons go to Birmingham
* Annotation, evidence
* How to learn root words
* Grammar - parts of speech vs. parts of a sentence
* Diagramming - interjections

HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK:

1) Begin reading Watsons go to Birmingham according to the pacing chart (you may read ahead, but do not spoil the plot for others).
2) Membean: 45 minutes, split into at least three sessions, by Sunday night
3) Journal Entry #1 on Google Classroom, due Friday by 5pm. Make sure you click TURN IN when finished.
4) Begin learning root words - 1 every other day

Click here for WATSONS PACING CHART

This is a video interview with the author. The username and password are available on Google Classroom.
TeachingBooks.net Meet-the-Author Program | Christopher Paul Curtis

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LET'S ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad you are here! This week is all about getting adjusted to a new building, a new schedule, and new teachers. We will talk about the summer reading, Membean, grammar, and Google Classroom. Don't be afraid to ask even the most embarrassing of questions. (Yes, most teachers will let you go to the bathroom during class. Yes, you will dress out for P.E., but not on Monday!) Get used to checking this blog - as you can see, it contains LOADS of valuable information.

If you misplace your syllabus (which has a page you must bring back signed), click HERE to download another copy.

Here are a few photos from today's Bingo Scavenger Hunt! CLICK HERE