Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 30, 2016

Language Arts

Today in class…

You finished writing your argumentative response to the passages about television and movies.

There is no homework tonight.

READING

Today in class…

You read Unbroken chapters 25-28. You added a tweet for each chapter and updated your character chart as well.

There is no homework tonight.

March 29, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

We continued our review of argumentative writing.

There is no homework tonight.

READING
Today in class…

You categorized, organized, and began to outline your research notes.

There is no homework tonight.

March 24, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You reviewed 6th grade LA skills in the media center on the computers (using Brainpop).

There is no homework tonight!

READING

Today in class…

You learned about the research project you will be working on (at school) for the next many weeks. You talked with your group and decided who will research what for your magazine.

Tonight for homework…

Study your vocabulary terms! Quiz tomorrow.

March 21, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You took notes on style, structure, mood, and tone. Then you began the paragraph written response to the poem, “The Moon” that we read on Friday.

Tonight for homework…

Finish your response to “The Moon”.

READING

Today in class…

You wrote the terms and definitions to the last set of vocabulary terms from Unbroken. Then you read chapter 18, wrote a tweet for the chapter and updated your character chart.

Tonight for homework…

Study! Vocab Quiz this Friday.

March 15, 2016

BUY YOUR OLYMPIC T-SHIRTS BEGINNING TOMORROW MORNING! It’ll be the best $7 you’ll ever spend!

Also, yearbook sales will continue through March 31. Information is available on the Durham webpage.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You finished the questions about “Lob’s Girl” and then began a practice exercise to help prepare you for the Milestone.

There is no homework tonight.

March 14, 2016

DURHAM OLYMPICS T-SHIRT SALES WILL BEGIN THIS WEDNESDAY MARCH 16. Shirts are $7. Please plan to purchase a shirt!  In the past, it has been a Durham tradition that all team members wear their team shirt!

LANGUAGE ARTS
Today in class…
You did your first “Organizational Structure” warm up. Then we read “Lob’s Girl” – focus was on sequence of events. We will finish the questions for “Lob’s Girl” tomorrow.

There is no homework tonight.

READING

Today in class…

You read Unbroken chapters 9-10. You had two response questions for chapter 9 and should have updated your character chart after chapter 10.

Tonight for homework…

Study Part 2 Vocabulary – quiz tomorrow.

March 9, 2016

OLYMPIC T-SHIRTS GO ON SALE MARCH 16TH!

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

We continued to practice punctuating dialogue.

There is no homework tonight. Quiz on Friday! I will be at school on Friday morning at 8 AM for anyone who needs/wants extra practice punctuating dialogue before the quiz.

READING

Today in class…

I introduced the vocabulary terms for Part II of Unbroken. Then we watched a video, “B24 Past and Present” and discussed the aircraft that had higher production than any other during World War II.

There is no homework tonight.

March 2, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

We celebrated Read Across America Day!
There is no homework tonight

READING

Today in class…

I introduced 10 vocabulary terms for Part 1 of Unbroken. You had a choice of making flash cards, using a graphic organizer, or entering the words in Quizlet.

Here is the PowerPoint in case you need clarification on any of the terms. UNBROKEN vocabulary parts 1.2.4 YOU ONLY NEED TO WORK ON PART ONE WORDS FOR NOW!

Tonight for homework…

Begin studying! Vocab Quiz on Tuesday

March 1, 2106

DON’T FORGET THE BOOK FAIR CONTINUES ALL WEEK!

Language Arts

Today in class…

You continued your group story writing.

Tonight for homework…

EXTRA CREDIT – Bring a copy of your favorite children’s book tomorrow. You will take it home with you at the end of class. We just need it for a Read Across America activity.

READING

Today in class…

You finished watching the CBS news interview with author Laura Hillenbrand. Then you completed the “GIve Me Five” handout about this remarkable author.

There is no homework tonight.