Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 15, 2015

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

We continued oral presentations.
Tonight for homework…

Continue to practice if you have not yet presented.

READING

Today in class…

You read an abridged version of “The GIft of the Magi” and then you listened to a reading of the original story. We will continue with a discussion of the story tomorrow.

Tonight for homework…

Finish your independent novel by Thursday.

December 14, 2015

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

Many of you shared your oral presentations. If you did not present today, keep practicing. We will continue presentations tomorrow.

Tonight for homework…

Practice if you have not presented.

READING

Today in class…

We went to the media center to checkout books and you had time to read.
Tonight for homework…

Independent novel needs to be finished by Thursday.

December 10, 2015

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You received the rubric for the oral presentation of your multicultural holiday research. Everyone needs to be ready to present on Monday. Remember the key to a successful presentation is PRACTICE PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

Tonight for homework…

Prepare for your oral presentation.

READING

Today in class…

You worked on your independent novel study.

Tonight for homework..

Continue to read your novel; it needs to be finished by December 17th.

December 8, 2015

I missed you guys yesterday! My little guy was sick so I was home with him.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You finished the paragraphs for the inside of your holiday card. Then we talked about the endless possibilities for decorating the outside of the card, and many of you had time to begin.

Tonight for homework…

If you have supplies at home that you would like to use for your card, or if you have supplies to donate to the class, bring em!

READING

Today I collected your Hunger Games final project and then you worked on your independent novel study.

There is no homework tonight.

December 3, 2015

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You finished the research portion of our mini-research unit. Many of you had time today to write the first draft of the 2-3 paragraphs that will go on the inside of your holiday card.

Tonight for homework…

Have your poster here by tomorrow if you haven’t already brought it in. Don’t forget they have them in the school store for $1 if you can’t get to the store to get one.

READING

Today in class…

This was the last day in the Media Center to work on your final Hunger Games Project. The final project is due on Tuesday. You will have the opportunity to work on it in class, tomorrow and Monday, but we will not have computers…

Tonight for homework…

Final project due on Tuesday.

December 2, 2015

LANGUAGE ARTS
Today in class…

You continued to research and take notes on the holiday traditions in your selected country. Tomorrow is the last day with the computers in the media center…
Tonight for homework…

Blank poster by Friday

 

READING

Today in class…

You continued to work on your Hunger Games final project.

There is no homework tonight.

December 1, 2015

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You researched one of the winter holidays celebrated in the country you chose yesterday.

Tonight for homework…

You need a BLANK posterboard by this Friday.  As of this morning, the school store had them available for $1,

READING

Today in class…

You worked on your Hunger Games Final Project.

There is no homework tonight.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS RESEARCH LINKS

Christmas Around the World

http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/

 

Boxing Day – Great Britain

http://britishfood.about.com/od/christmas/p/boxingday.htm

 

Boxing Day – Canada

http://www.statutoryholidays.com/boxing-day.php

 

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/24/world-christmas-tradition_n_4479333.html

 

http://www.readersdigest.ca/holiday/christmas/travel/13-unusual-holiday-traditions-around-world/