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Summer Reading Resources

Biblionasium is like goodreads for kids.

It allows users to create virtual bookshelves where they can categorize books. They are able to add books outside of what’s available via the Durham Media Center collection. Students who read at least 20 minutes a day this summer will log 1,500 reading minutes before they return to school August 1st.

Wow! Lots of details and FREE resources are available via the media center website. Also,  Durham Media Center ebooks and audiobooks, and ebooks available through Tumble Book Cloud and eBooks on Ebscohost on the Cobb Digital Library are available for check out throughout the summer as well.

Lastly,  take advantage of all the Cobb County Public Library System has to offer. Happy reading!

The home stretch…

As we finish off a fantastic year, please be sure to check your grades.  If you are missing any work for me, I will accept it tomorrow or the beginning of class on Monday!


I’ve been incredibly proud of how you have carried yourself throughout the Olympics! Let’s finish strong! While there is no homework, we will still have classwork that will impact your grades!



Week of May 7, 2018


Monday night for homework, please watch this video and answer these two questions in preparation for our digital citizenship lesson with Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Crandall.


  1. Which topic in the video seems to be the biggest problem within a kids’ digital life today? Why do you think that? Give at least one example.
  2. Based on the topics in the video, which topic do you struggle with personally? What are some options that could help you?



Week of April 30, 2018 (better late than never?)

This week in Reading we wrapped up the Unbroken unit.  You worked so well in your groups, finished your magazines, and then evaluated one anothers and offered feedback.

There is no homework this weekend.

This week in Language Arts you have written a “Response to Literature” essay.  The goal was to have it finished by the end of class on Friday. Many of you were able to do that, but just as many will need to finish final drafts this weekend.

This weekend for homework…

Finish your final draft! It will be due at the beginning of class on Monday.

Week of April 23, 2016

This week in Reading…

You will be creating a magazine! You received a timeline/schedule of assignments and due dates.  Be sure to follow that and comet o class prepared each day with the required components so that your group will stay on track.

This week for homework…

Follow the schedule received in class!

This week in Language Arts…

We are finishing Walk Two Moons and will finish your double entry journals as well. Next week we will move on to your written response to literature.

If you have kept up with your journal entries in class, you should not have homework this week.

Week of April 16, 2018

This week in READING….

We will continue Unbroken, hopefully finishing the book by Friday.  You will also learn about the research project we will do when we have finished Louie’s story.

This week for homework…

Towards the end of the week, you will have a topic assigned/selected to begin researching at home.

This week in LANGUAGE ARTS…

We will continue to read Walk Two Moons.  We should make it through chapter 32 by Friday. You will continue to add to your double entry journals.  I will grade the DEJ as an assessment grade once you have completed 10 entries. On Tuesday you will have a quiz over chapters 16-25.

This week for homework…

Monday night – study your study guide for WTM quiz on Tuesday!


Week of March 26, 2018

I’m hoping that you all believe in “better late than never”… I’m sorry for the delayed post this week!

This week in READING…

You received one last Milestone prep assignment.  It will be due on Friday.  We also continued Unbroken reading through chapter 26. You also had another opportunity to familiarize yourself with the online version of the Milestone.

If you are in 1st block, please don’t forget that registration forms are due back by tomorrow.

For homework…

Milestone prep due Friday

This week in LANGUAGE ARTS

We are working on argumentative writing.  You have learned the main components of argument writing: claims, reasons, evidence.

There is no homework this week.