6th grade

Early release week- We have been busy with the shortened classes for conference week.

Monday- vocabulary test for Flush OR Scat/ time wot read for book report or work on the webpage creation for Book report DUE NOV. 6th!

Tuesday- Thursday- Touchstones, work on book report project due Nov. 6th, finish webquest (if necessary)

Friday- Return to novel FLUSH (began visualization assignment) or Scat (ch. 13)

EACH NIGHT STUDENTS NEED TO READ FOR BOOK REPORT AND COMPLETE WEBPAGE!  Book report is due NOV. 6th

 

Book report- discussion and visual of what to include.  Each week, students need to be reading their books to identify character traits within the story.  Students need to include direct and indirect evidence from the story.  See sample below:

 

What a Character-book report-17ppwk6

BLANK COPY OF BOOK REPORT IF YOU WANT TO COMPLETE ELECTRONICALLY!:

What a Character-book report-17ppwj5

Monday- Finish REAP strategy using water pollution or panther informational text

hw- vocab. test next week; read book report book, finish REAP strategy (if needed) tomorrow!

Tuesday- Read ch. 10-11

hw- Vocabulary set 2 test Monday; read for book report

Wed. Read ch. 11-12

hw- Vocabulary set 2 test Monday; read for book report

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WEBQUESTS:

Scat – Florida panther webquest

Florida panthers and other big cats

Deerskin trade 1500-1700

Helping People Coexist with Panthers

Save the Florida Panther

Reducing Panther Deaths on Roads

Tenuous Times for the Endangered Florida panther

NO HOME FOR THE FLORIDA PANTHER-29c89za

 

Flush – Water pollution webquest

http://eschooltoday.com/pollution/water-pollution/what-is-water-pollution.html

http://www.ducksters.com/science/environment/water_pollution.php

https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-bp-oil-spill

http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_1900s/exxon_valdez_oil_spill.php

Week of October 3- Welcome back from Fall break! 🙂

Monday/Tuesday- Read Ch7,  8 -9(Flush and Scat) , reviewed characterization, began character chart

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

Wed- Finished reading Ch. 9 (Flush and Scat), added information to character chart

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

Thursday- Informational articles on environmental issues in the novel using REAP strategy

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

Friday- bring your pleasure book to class or to renew your book!

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

 

Sept 18-22

Monday- Vocabulary Set 1 test on novel words; book checkout; finish comprehension questions for ch.1-4

hw- none

Tuesday- finish comprehension questions ; read ch 5 silently and complete comprehension questions

hw- none

Wednesday– Take notes on Set 2 words for novel; read chapter 6 in novels

hw- none

Thursday- mini-lesson on direct vs. indirect characterization; Read chapter 7 in novels

hw- none

Friday- Comprehension check; read chapter 8 in novels

Have a wonderful and restful September break! 🙂

Sept. 13-16

Wednesday- Finish reading Ch. 4 in novels.  Begin comprehension for chapters 1-4.  Be sure to cite textual evidence

hw- study novel vocab for test on Monday! remember you need to know the words in the context of the story!

Thursday- Book TASTING in the media center!

hw- study novel vocabulary

Friday– Finish Ch1-4 comphrehension, citing textual evidence.  Complete clarification sheet for vocabulary.

hw- study novel vocabulary for test on Monday.

SEpt. 6-

Wednesday- Begin novel study Flush or Scat Ch. 1 and complete exit ticket

Thursday- Continue novel Ch. 2-3

hw- begin studying novel vocabulary – you need to know how to use the word in context, not just a definition

Friday- Finish ch. 3 and 4. BEgin comprehension questions using textual evidence for ch 1-4

hw- study vocabulary

 

SEPTEMBER 1st

Screen cast for Book report QR code:

Click on the links below:

Step ONE Screencast

Step TWO Screencast: 

Step Three Screencast: 

Slade-Book Report Summary QR Template-15wjf4l

PRINT QR CODE TO BRING TO CLASS ON TUESDAY! (there will be no time to print in class!)

 

Week of 8/28-9/1

BOOK READING IS DUE NOW!

STORY MAP AND ILLUSTRATED COVER DUE FRIDAY 9/1!

Monday- Media Center Destiny lesson with Mrs. Baker; checkout new pleasure book/work on boor report/ or study for test Wed.

Tuesday– Prefix/Suffix Practice assignment;  work on book report story map or illustrated book cover

hw- test tomorrow (connotation/denotation; prefix, suffix, and roots)- review ALL YOUR NOTES

Wednesday- TEST (connotation/denotation; prefix, suffix, and roots); Write 4-5 sentence summary including book title, author, setting, main character, and problem- do not give away ending!

hw- write 4-5 write 4-5 sentence summary of book to create QR code tomorrow!

Thursday- Read “About the Author) Carl Haiisen.  Write summary following guidelines of paper – be sure to answer all the questions!

hw– write 4-5 sentence summary of book to create QR code tomorrow!

Friday- Media Center to type summary of book and create QR code.

Finish summary for “About the Author”

hw- finish About the Author summary for class on TUESDAY

***Finish creating QR code and print for Tuesday if not finished in class Fri.***

 

 

Week of 8/21-25

BLOCKS 1, 2, 3

BOOK REPORT:

***STORY MAP organizer and book report guidelines were discussed.  IF YOU WERE NOT IN CLASS, PLEASE COME DURING HOMEROOM. Reading your book needs to be concluded by Aug. 28th.  The story map and colored/illustrated book jacket are due 9/1**

Monday- Eclipse Schedule and Color Wars Assembly

Visualization activity with Sun and Moon Storytelling.  Due to so many students being dismissed early.  Students were given time to read their book for the book report and begin working on story map

HW- read for book report!

Tuesday- Finish Goal Setting ; Begin notes on Vocabulary of Vocabulary

HW- read for book report!

Wednesday- Continue notes and discuss connation/denotation and figurative/literal language in text

HW- read for book report!

Thursday- Note-taking on synonyms/antonyms/ prefixes/suffixes/roots

HW- read for book report!

Friday- practice with prefixes/suffixes/roots

HW- read for book report! Study connotation/denotation and Prefix/Suffix/Roots notes for test on WEDNESDAY!

Week 3- OL READING

OPEN HOUSE TUESD

AY at 6:30

8/14-8/18

Monday- Discuss Orgganizational checklist results, agenda usage.  Students are to begin highlighting homework for each class.  On Aug, 28th an agenda check will occur for fill out agenda properly, including highlighting homework.

Students began reading study technique articles with a group.  The group is responsible for “Gimme FIVE”- (5 important take-aways from the article.  Students will present to class tomorrow.

hw- study skills test on FRIDAY – study notes!

Tuesday– “Gimme FIVE” presentations on study techniques; students will take notes on strategies.

hw- study skills test on Friday!

Wednesday- Begin Time Management- Where Does Time Go?

hw- study skills test on FRIDAY

Thursday-complete how your time is spent for class tomorrow

hw- study skills test on FRIDAY

Friday- Study skills test; read for pleasure

Week 2!

Monday- Media Center Orientation and book checkout

Tuesday-hw- get syllabus signed; learning styles inventory characteristics

Wed. hw- get syllabus signed; learning styles groups cont’d

Thursday- Note-taking on external and internal obstacles of studying

Friday- complete organizational checklist; study skills articles in groups

 

Welcome to Durham! So much to see around the building, so many new faces!

This week…...

I can’t wait to get to know each of you! Monday we will start learning about one another. You will bring home the Cobb County folder with forms to return and your Durham agenda. By the end of the week we will understand our own study habits and determine the best was to prepare to study for middle school! But most exciting for you… LOCKER day is on FRIDAY!. Bring back your forms ASAP to get your locker assignment!

So get ready— because here we go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 15th

Monday–  Final Project.  Project must be competed on Wednesday.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Yellow

Tuesday- Final Project.  Project must be competed on Wednesday.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Green

Wednesday- Projects due today!

Thursday-  Presentations begin; computers

Friday- Presentations continue; computers

 

Click below to see final project calendar:

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Week of May 1

Monday- Work on final project; computers: blue

hw- none

Tuesday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Wednesday- Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Thursday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Friday- Work on final project; computers:

 

Yay- TESTING IS DONE :)

Wed- Introduction to reading final project! Students will be given a RED CALENDAR with important information for due dates.

Pick 1: See rubric/instructions for the project of your choosing!

Illustrated Character Analysis

Book Trailer

Lego Story

Thursday- Book nook. Computers- yellow

Friday- work session 1 (computers:green)

Week of April 17th- no homework all week

Monday- Milestone review Game challenge continues! Cliffhanger 🙂

Tuesday- Milestone review Last Game challenge- TRASHKETBALL; WINNERS ANNOUNCED 🙂

WEDNESDAY- MILeSTONES TESTING (3rd, 1, 5, 7 blocks only)

Thursday- Milestones Testing (3rd, 2, 4, 6 blocks only)

Friday- BLOCK 2- I will be testing 8th graders for milestones- go to Ms. Wishon’s room in 6th grade hall- across from RUDA

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!  🙂

I sure enjoyed my time off with my family! Hope you did  too.

Monday– study guide/nook book/ or computers

hw- study guide

Tuesday– reviewed readings for Workshop test tomorrow!

hw- re-read and complete study guide

Wed- Workshop test

hw- none

Thursday– finish test (if needed); Milestone review games- begin to form groups and hear instructions for game challenges! 🙂

hw- none

Friday– GAME Challenge Begins!- vocabulary

hw- none

MILESTONE TESTING BEGINS WEDNESDAY! Get plenty of rest

 

 

  • Week of March 27- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!Monday- homework check; fluency graph updatedWhole group page 74 ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.75hw- vocabulary test 3/  31                      page  76 due WednesdayTuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p.75 )hw- vocabulary test  3/31
  • page 76 due tomorrowWednesday- Fluency graph updatedWhole group p. 76/77- Combine R1/2.3 to complete p. 77 whole group; review of vocabularyhw- vocabulary test 3/31Thursday- C day/vocabulary reviewhw- vocabulary test tomorrowFriday– vocabulary test” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations
  • Great job on the Reading Inventory (RI)!  Every student showed growth from August.  Keep it up! 🙂

Week of March 20- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- homework check

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

 

REVIEW OF NOTES ON PLOT ELEMENTS: (click to open)
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Week of March 13- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

 

 

 

Week of March 6

Monday- Begin WORKSHOP “Identity Crisis” p. 62

strategy: Plot elements

hw- Book fair on Wed.; p. 64 due on Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3; (Sg. page 63)

hw- Book FAIR tomorrow! 🙂    p. 64 due tomorrow

Wednesday– WG p. 64; Rotation 1 (Sg. p. 65) BOOK FAIR 🙂

hw- none

Thursday- Rotations 2/3; (Sg. p. 65)

hw- p. 66 due Monday!

Friday- “C day” ; goal setting, computers, reading nook

hw-p. 66 due Monday!

 

Welcome back! 🙂

Week of Feb. 27th

Monday- Touchstone 3; media center check out

hw- none

Tuesday- Review of workshop rotations- JEOPARDY!

hw- book fair all week

Wed.-Story elements review

click the following link::

 

click the following link::

Pixar Shorts- Party Cloudy- copy and paste into URL

http://www.literacyshed.com/partly-cloudy.html

Pixar Shorts- Knick Knack: below

Thursday– Vocabulary for workshop notes

Friday– “C” day- computer rotations, reading nook book

 

 

Week of February 13-

 

Monday- Review for LWW test tomorrow

hw- summative test tomorrow: figurative language, characterization, context clues, comprehension, cause/effect

Tuesday- Summative Assessment on novel!

hw- none!

Wednesday- extended time for test (if needed); compter rotations

hw- none

Thursday-“C” day; computer rotation; finish plot diagram

hw- none

Friday- Breakout!  The White Witch in media center

hw- enjoy your break!  🙂

 

 

Week of February 6th-

Sadly our novel study is coming to an end this week!  Check out Mrs. Bakers library display of more books!

 

 

Monday– Read/Annotate chapter 14

hw- vocabulary/expressions ch 15 due tomorrow

Tuesday– Read/Annotate Chapter 15; main idea/details worksheet

hw- test on novel next week

Wednesday- Read/Annotate Chapter 16

hw- test on novel next week

Thursday– Finish book!

hw- test on novel next week

Friday-

***Review for test- characterization, figurative language (definitions and examples) comprehension, plot elements

 

Week of January 30-

Monday– What  do I know? (context clues)

hw- Chapter 12 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

grade will be taken for ch. 11-12 on Tuesday vocabulary/expressions

TUESDAY– Read/annotate Ch. 11

hw- none

WEDNESDAY- Read/annotate Ch.12

hw- Chapter 13 vocab/expressions

THURSDAY- Read/annotate Ch. 13

FRIDAY- “C” day; (Vocabulary/expressions Chapter 14; cause/effect worksheet)

hw- finish any classwork from above!

 

Week of January 23-

Monday– Read/Annotate Chapter 9 (characterization, setting, and figurative language)

hw- Chapter 10 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

CH 7, 8, 9 Vocabulary Assessment for BLOCK 2 is Thursday !(Wednesday we are going to media center for a counselor lesson)- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

TUESDAY– Read/Annotate Chapter 10 (Who is Father Christmas and what gifts did he give?)

hw- CH 7, 8, 9 Vocabulary Assessment for BLOCK 2 is Thursday !(Wednesday we are going to media center for a counselor lesson)- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

 

Wednesday- Media Center lesson with Ms. Crandall on Digital Citzenship

hw- Vocabulary Assessment tomorrow!

Vocabulary?expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday

 

Thursday/Friday: Assessment on vocabulary for 7, 8, 9

“C” day computer rotations, symbolism worksheet with Father Christmas, Characterization graphic organizers (3)

hw- Vocabulary/Expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday

 

 

Week of Jan. 16

Monday- MLK

Tuesday– Read Chapter 7 and annotate characterization and figurative language

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Wednesday– Read Chpater 8/annotate;  making inferences worksheet

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Thursday/Friday- “C” day (computer rotation and assignment of characterization with The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, making inferences); chapters 7,8,9 vocabulary practice (Activity A)

hw- any work not completed by Friday is homework for the weekend.

 

Week of Jan 11

Monday/Tuesday- SNOW DAYS!

Wednesday- review of Chapter 5.  (questions for listening) Vocabulary Ch. 6 Snow globe due tomorrow

Thursday/Friday-Read Ch. 6 and annotate characterization of siblings.

hw- Vocabulary wardrobe  for ch. 7-8 due on TUESDAY!

 

new-year

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy sleeping in (and even staying up late!) Two days this week- we can do it!

Week of January 5       snowglobe-2

Thursday and Friday– How do I identify figurative language?  Create a snowglobe with  definitions, sentence, and picture.  The snowglobes will be due at end of class on Friday, including cutting and gluing!

hw- Chapter 6 vocabulary due Monday!

 

redoBLOCK 2- READ 180

BOOK NOOK UPDATE 12/9- GREAT job meeting your due date on the reading nook book graphic organizer and test.

 IF YOU SCORED BELOW 70% (see synergy), you may read another book at home and take  anew test to REPLACE your GRADE.  THE TEST NEEDS TO BE TAKEN BY DEC. 21st!  (before winter break)- don’t wait, and check out a book and get reading!

ERROR- Thanks to many students discovering incorrect scores, there was an error in the rskills reporting.  The score is now updated in SYNERGY with RSKILLS test #2.  The grade is now accurate.

 

Students are working on the completion of SEGMENT 3 thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

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QUIZLET- click here TEST NEXT TUESDAY!

https://quizlet.com/3901794/lion-witch-and-wardrobe-chapters-1-4-flash-cards/

 

Week of 12/12

Monday- Read Chapter 3 and annotate; comp. ticket ch. 3;

hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 4 (underline word and sentence in your book)

Tuesday- Finish Ch. 3 annotation and comp. ticket; crossword puzzle; Read/annotate Ch. 4;

hw-hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 5 (underline word and sentence in your book);

vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Wednesday- finish crossword puzzle; complete cause/effect chart; finish Ch. 4 with annotation

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Thursday/Friday- introduction of figurative language and “C day”

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

 

DUE BY FRIDAY- 

20 questions from chapter 1-4

Cause/effect chart

Crossword puzzle

 

 

 

C.S. Lewis biography- click here to find out more on the author!

http://www.biography.com/people/cs-lewis-9380969

 

Week of 12/5:

Monday- Continue locating/highlighting vocabulary and key phrases used in context of the story.

Begin Ch. 1 “purposeful “annotation. (if absent see Ms. Poteat for annotation during homeroom)- setting, characters, vocabulary meaning;

hw- Book nook due Fri.

Tuesday- finish Ch. 1 and “purposeful” annotation; Comp time ticket for Ch. 1; Begin Setting questions worksheet on Old Professor’s house, find chapter 2 vocabulary and terms

hw- book nook due Friday

Wednesday– Find vocab and terms for Ch. 2; Read Chapter 2; Complete Venn Diagram of Mr. Tumnus

hw- book nook due Friday!

Thursday and FRIDAY– finish Ch 1 and Ch. 2 activities begun and turn in; “C” day (computers; reading nook) MAKE SURE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, QUICK WRITES, and READING COUNTS QUIZ are completed and turned in by end of class on FRIDAY! No exceptions

 

Week of 11/28

Monday-Students took the Reading Inventory (RI) assessment to determine growth from August.  We are so proud of you all for making growth! 🙂

hw- Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday– Students will take the” R skills” on the computer – end of the workshop show what you learned last 2 months in class!  The formatting is similiar to the end of the year Milestones testing.

hw-Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday– Begin novel study!  Begin bringing colored pens or flare pens to class tomorrow.  Introduction to author, setting, predictions, characters!

hw- bring book daily!

Thursday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

Friday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

hw- bring novel to class with colored pens for annotating!

 

Change of pace! See letter that went home!

Dear Read 180 parents,

Since we have just completed two (2) workshops in the Read 180 program, we are planning for a high-interest novel study to begin on December 1st.  The novel classic we will be studying is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  Reading this book will love movie film christmas snowallow us to cover the reading standards while also focusing on some of the essential reading skills we have been emphasizing during our instructional workshops (cause/effect, problem/solution, sequencing, annotation, vocabulary development, fluency, etc).   It is recommended that each student purchase and bring a personal copy of the book in order to get the most out of this study.  The book should be purchased and brought to class on December 1, 2016, when we will begin our study.   A personal copy will be helpful because we will be annotating (marking the text) with colored pens which takes a closer look at setting, vocabulary, characterization (direct vs. indirect) and figurative language.  If your student does not have a personal book, we will have a copy of the novel available in class; however, students will be required to annotate on paper rather than on the inside of the book.

During the novel study, we will be reading the novel and completing instructional activities during class times Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  On Thursdays and Fridays, students will be continuing working in the READ 180 software computer rotation. Once we have finished the book, if you would like to donate your child’s copy of the book to the class, we will GLADLY accept these books to add to our library.

As always, students will be responsible for any make up work with the computer software or the novel study when absent from class.

If you have any questions, please email us. We are so excited to begin reading the novel!

Thank you,

Patti Slade and Sarah Poteat

 

 

Block 2 READ 180- BE SURE TO CHECK NOVEMBER CALENDAR TAB FOR DUE DATES. We are approaching the end of the workshop so will not have weekly homework as we did in October. The workshop vocabulary assessment and workshop assessment is upcoming.  Please review the readings in your packet!  (Be sure to review your answers on your comp. time tickets too!)  Goal setting for computer rotation segments and independent reading nook book assignments need your attention.  Students need to have 2 segments completed thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

THANK YOU FOR COMING IN early to work on your computer segments this week before school or during homeroom.

 

ALL assignments require students to use punctuation and capitalization.  Please review your work before turning it in for grading!

 

WEEK of NOV. 14th

Monday -Breakout Session- Fact Opinion

Thank you to Ms. Baker for putting the session together.! We broke out ans saved FUN FRIDAY! 🙂

Tuesday-Whole group and Rotation 1- 21st century skills p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by !2/6

Wednesday- rotations 2&3(sg. 21st century skills) p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/6

Thursday-computer rotations and book nook

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/6

Friday- computer rotations and book nook

hw- enjoy your break!

 

Week of November 7- Review for Workshop Test; test, computer segments

WEEK OF OCTOBER 31st

Monday- Reading the play “Tell- Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe

hw- study vocab.

Tuesday- Vocabulary Review (Prefixes and Suffixes)p. 46-47

hw- study vocab./ p. 44

Wednesday- WG p.44  Rotation 1 (SG p. 45)

Thursday- ROTATION 2/3 (SG p. 45)

Friday– “C” day- re-teach, review, computers, reading nook

hw- study vocabulary; review readings of workshop

 

 

Week of Oct. 24

MONDAY– Whole Group: p. 40; R1 (Sg: p. 41)

hw- p. 42 due Wed.

TUESDAy– R2/R3 (SG p. 41)

hw- p. 42

WEDNESDAY– Whole Group p. 42 ; R1 (Sg. p. 43)

hw- NONE

THURSDAY– R2/R3- (sg p. 43)

FRIDAY–  “C” day re-teach; EDGAR ALLEN POE video