November 30

Fri Nov 30

ALL Blocks:

  • Students completed DGP Week 7, Day 5 in their composition book
  • Students checked last night’s homework worksheet titled “Spelling/Vocab Practice with Common Errors & Homophones in Sentences.” Blocks 1, 2, & 3 still have their papers. Blocks 4 & 5 will get their papers back on Monday.

Homework for ALL BLOCKS – Be ready for the test over the 28 common error words will be on Tuesday, Dec 4th. Also, be sure to bring a book to read after the test on Tuesday.

November 29

Thurs Nov 29

ALL Blocks:

  • Students completed DGP Week 7, Day 4 in their composition book
  • Students were placed in groups of 4 for Blocks 1, 2, & 3 and groups of 3 for Blocks 4 & 5 yesterday for an activity that was finished today.
  • Each group of students were given another group’s sentences. They had to fill in the blanks with the appropriate vocab/spelling word.
  • Once finished, the students returned the sentences back to the group that wrote them for checking.
  • Students were allowed to begin working on their homework worksheet after finishing the classwork.

Homework for ALL BLOCKS – Finish both sides of the worksheet titled “Spelling/Vocab Practice with Common Errors & Homophones in Sentences.” Also, remember the test over the 28 common error words will be on Tuesday, Dec 4th.

November 28

Wed Nov 28

ALL Blocks:

  • Students completed DGP Week 7, Day 3 in their composition book
  • Students were placed in groups of 4 for Blocks 1, 2, & 3 and groups of 3 for Blocks 4 & 5 to complete the following activity…
    • Students were to divide the 28 words between themselves and then write a sentence for each word they have.
    • The sentences are to have a blank, one blank only per sentence, instead of the word though.
    • Once all fill-in-the blank sentences are completed for that group, the sentences are to be turned in together as a group to me before leaving the classroom.

Homework for ALL BLOCKS – Test over the 28 common error words will be on Tuesday, Dec 4th.

November 27

Tues Nov 27

ALL Blocks:

  • Students completed DGP Week 7, Day 2 in their composition book
  • The entire class time was spent playing various games on the Smartboard to begin working with the 28 words that they will be tested over next week.

Homework for ALL BLOCKS – Test over the 28 common error words will be on Tuesday, Dec 4th.

November 26

Mon Nov 26

ALL Blocks:

  • Students completed DGP Week 7, Day 1 in their composition book
  • Then students completed a pre-test over the 28 common error words we will be studying this week
  • All except for block 2 were able to check their own pre-test and recieve a copy of the words with sentences (Block 2 will do this tomorrow)

Homework for ALL BLOCKS – Test over the 28 common error words will be on Tuesday, Dec 4th.

November 16

Fri Nov 16

Blocks 1, 2, 4, & 5:

  • Students typed in their final revisions for their “How To Draw My Monster” paper, and then they were to print it and turn it in with EVERY sheet that was used during this assignment.
  • Students then were to finish and turn in their Thanksgiving packet if they did not finish it yesterday.

Block 3 ONLY:

  • Students were to finish and turn their Thanksgiving packet.

Homework for ALL BLOCKS – Have a fun and safe Holiday Break!

November 15

Thurs Nov 15

Blocks 1, 2, 4, & 5:

  • Students continued to work on their Thanksgiving packet. It is due at the end of class tomorrow.
  • Some students did finish and turn in their packets today.

Homework– Be ready to finish your final copy tomorrow of your Monster paper.

Block 3 ONLY:

  • Students continued to work on their Thanksgiving packet. It is due at the end of class tomorrow.
  • This is not for homework as they will have plenty of time in class to finish it.

Homework– No homework.

November 14

Tues Nov 14

Blocks 1, 2, 4, & 5:

  • Students were given a packet on Monday to work on yesterday and tomorrow.
  • This is not homework. They will have plenty of time in class to work on it.

Homework– Continue revising your draft so you can finish your final copy on Friday.

Block 3 ONLY:

  • Students were given a packet today to work on.
  • This is not homework. They will have plenty of time in class to work on it.

Homework– No homework.

November 13

Tues Nov 13

Blocks 1, 2, 4, & 5:

  • Students were given a packet to work on today, tomorrow, and Thursday. This is not homework though. They will have plenty of time in class to work on it.

Homework– Continue revising your draft so you can finish your final copy on Friday.

Block 3 ONLY:

  • Today Block 3 students went to the lab to type their final revisions in for their How-To Draw a Monster paper.
  • The final of this paper was to be turned in with the rubric, the printed draft, the hand-written draft, and the 2 pictures of the monster.

Homework– No homework.

November 12

Mon Nov 12

All Blocks:

  • Papers were passed back and placed in the students’ portfolios.
  • Then students revised and completed peer editing on their printed monster instruction drafts.
  • While students did this, I checked off that students had their printed drafts for a grade. If you were not here, make sure you show me your draft when you return.

Homework– Continue revising your draft. Block 3 will finish their final copy tomorrow, and all other blocks will finish their final copy on Friday.