Week of February 11, 2019

This week in BLOCKS 1, 3, 4, 5…

Monday you took the Quarter 3 “Mini Touchstone #2”.  Then you revised your explanatory essay before beginning your final draft.  Then you began the writing your final draft in blue or black ink.

MONDAY NIGHT FOR HOMEWORK… FINISH YOUR FINAL DRAFT! IT IS DUE AT THE START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY!

Tuesday and Wednesday you will begin Springboard Unit 3 – Argumentative Writing. We will complete Activity 3.3 and 3.4.
Thursday we will go to the media center so that you can check out books to read over the break. Friday we will practice writing argumentative claims.

Aside from Monday, there should not be homework this week.

This week in BLOCK 2

On Monday you  took the Quarter 3 “Mini Touchstone #2”.  Then we discussed the research (USING COBB DIGITAL LIBRARY) you need to do at home by Thursday.

You will write argumentative journal entries, as well as writing a practice writing an argumentative letter.  Thursday we will go to the media center so that you can check out books to read over the break.

This week for homework…

Do your argumentative letter research. Remember that I will be here at 8:15 on Tuesday and Wednesday if you need to use the MC computers.

February 5, 2019

This week in Blocks 1, 3, 4, 5…

After viewing Temple Grandin and taking notes on how animals helped Temple to deal with the challenges of autism, you will plan/prewrite, and draft your Embedded Assessment #2 (explanatory essay).

This week for homework…

If you are on the ASO field trip on Thursday or Friday, you will need to work on your draft for homework.

This week in Block 2…

On Monday, you took notes (about the difference between an opinion and a claim) and practiced writing claims for argumentative writing.

Tuesday and Wednesday you will write an argumentative paragraph convincing people to purchase one of Grover’s wigs after watching this video. https://binged.it/2DPPO8A  

Prompt:  Why should someone buy a wig from Grover?  Write a constructed response paragraph with evidence supporting your claim.

Then you will submit your paragraph to   https://www.peergrade.io/

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M55GKG

At the end of the week, you will analyze examples of argumentative writing in your Springboard book.

This week for homework…

If you are on the ASO field trip, it will be up to you to finish the Springboard assignments for homework.

pgs. 172-176 #s 1-5; 8-11

pgs. 178-179 #s 2 & 4

pgs. 181-183 #6 & #9

pgs. 186-188 & “Check Your Understanding” on pg. 189

Week of January 28, 2019

This week in LA blocks 1, 3, 4, 5… 

We will be taking the Cobb County Touchstone to assess how you are doing in relation to other 6th graders at Durham and across Cobb County.  We will also continue to read excerpts from Temple Grandin’s autobiography and we will watch the film about her life.  While you watch the film, you will gather evidence to use in your explanatory essay which you will write next week.

On Friday, all 6th graders will take part in a special World Read Aloud day activity with all of the 6th grade ELA teachers, Mrs. Baker, our Media Specialist, and the Durham administrators.

This week for homework… you need to have your permission slip signed by Wednesday so that you can watch Temple Grandin in class.  If you have lost your permission slip, a note from your parents stating that they know it is rated PG and that you have permission will suffice.

 

This week in LA block 2… 

We will be taking the Cobb County Touchstone to assess how you are doing in relation to other 6th graders at Durham and across Cobb County.

You will finish the Unit 2 Embedded Assessment #2 the explanatory essay.

On Friday, all 6th graders will take part in a special World Read Aloud day activity with all of the 6th grade ELA teachers, Mrs. Baker, our Media Specialist, and the Durham administrators.  

This week for homework… If you are unable to finish the explanatory essay in class, you will need to finish it Wednesday night for homework.

Week of January 14, 2019

This week in Blocks 1, 3, 4, 5…

We are writing a response to literature essay about the book Walk Two Moons.  Today all classes finished the novel and we began writing your introduction paragraph.  Throughout the week, we will develop your response to literature and it will be due at the end of class on Friday.

If you need time to finish your essay, you can access it through Office 365 from home.

This week in Block 2…

We are writing a response to literature essay about the book Walk Two Moons.  Today you continued drafting.  Your response to literature will be due at the beginning of class on Wednesday.

If you need time to finish your essay, you can access it through Office 365 from home.

 

Week of December 17, 2018

Phew! We’re in the home stretch!

This week in BLOCKS 1, 3, 4, 5

You will have a quiz on Tuesday over Walk Two Moons chapters 16-25. We reviewed for the quiz in class on Monday.

You also had the opportunity to check out a book in the media center so that you can READ over the break!

On Wednesday and the early release days Thurs/Fri you will be creating a figurative language snow globe.

The only night you may have homework is Monday – you had the option to check out a copy of the novel to re-read/review the chapters.

 

This week in BLOCK 2 

You had the opportunity to score an anonymous double entry journal for a student from a different class. Hopefully this will help you to see your own DEJ through a more focused lense.

Then you began a “Jigsaw” activity with a small group of classmates.  You will continue discussions on Tuesday and then on Wednesday and Friday you will be doing a fun persuasive writing piece.

There is no homework this week. 

Sign Up Link for Holiday Party

Hello Parents,

We have begun the planning of our annual Durham Winter Holiday Festivities!  This year our celebration will be held on December 21st in the 6th classrooms.  Below you will find a sign-up genius link for treat donations which we will share from 12:30-12:55 in the homeroom classroom.  At 12:55, we will transition from homeroom to play “Reindeer Games” which they will have previously signed up for. Dismissal will be at 1:30.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aa5a722a64-2018

Week of December 10, 2018

This week in Language Arts BLOCKS 1, 3, 4, 5…

On Monday, we did a partner read of Walk Two Moons chapter 22,  Then you and your partner analyzed the author’s diction and figurative language, using context clues to determine word meanings, and plot.

Tuesday we had a lesson with Mrs. Crandall, the 6th grade counselor. You learned your learning style and ways in which knowing your learning style can help you to be a stronger learner.

On Wednesday, we will read and discuss WTM chapters 23-25. Then on Thursday and Friday you will complete the 2nd quarter Cobb Touchstone Assessment.

This week for homework… 

If you have not finished Double Entry Journal #3, take your composition book home and finish it by Friday.

Have your parents sign a paper stating that you have read at home for at least one hour this week and bring it to me on Monday.

This week in Language Arts BLOCK 2

On Monday you read through chapter 29 and completed Double Entry Journal #3.

Tuesday we had a lesson with Mrs. Crandall, the 6th grade counselor. You learned your learning style and ways in which knowing your learning style can help you to be a stronger learner.

On Wednesday, we will read and discuss WTM chapters 30-33.  Then on Thursday and Friday you will complete the 2nd quarter Cobb Touchstone Assessment.

This week for homework… 

If you have not finished Double Entry Journal #3, take your composition book home and finish it by Friday.

Have your parents sign a paper stating that you have read at home for at least one hour this week and bring it to me on Monday.

Well, shame on me…

Holy moly, I have dropped the BLOG ball. I apologize! Last week I was in Savannah for the Beta Club state convention, however, I have clearly not been holding up my end of the bargain here.

This week in BLOCKS 1, 3, 4, 5

Monday and Tuesday were spent reading through chapter 15 in Walk Two Moons and completing a study guide for the assessment over these chapters which you will take on Wednesday.  At the end of class Tuesday, we reviewed all of the answers on the study guide so that you will be prepared with the correct information.

On Wednesday, you will take the Chapter 1-15 assessment. We will preview the prompts for your Response to Literature writing assessment (which we will complete at the end of the novel)). Then we will read chapters 16-18.

Thursday you will continue reading and we will discuss chapters 19-21, and Friday you will complete your third “Double Entry Journal.

The only night you should have homework is tonight… Study your study guide so that you will be prepared for tomorrow’s assessment.

This week in BLOCK 2

As of Tuesday, ou have read through chapter 19 in Walk Two Moons. On Wednesday , you will read through chapter 22 and we will respond to some analysis questions about the plot.  By Friday, we will have read through chapter 26, and you will learn a bit about the Black Hills and myths as they apply to the novel.

There should be no homework this week unless you need to finish reading.