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February 24th-27th, 2020

February 20, 2020 by Nicole Hyde

Hello Bighorns! The last week of February is upon us and there is so much going on in our classroom! Please read through the blog to find important information for this week. 

Reminders and Announcements: 

  • Student led conferences will be held on Friday, February 28th from 7:15 am-2:00 pm.  Come with your child anytime throughout the day, so your child can share with you what we have been working on.  
  • Reminder: The front parking lot is NOT a drop off zone. Please do NOT drop students off in the front parking lot.
  • Spring break is the week of March 16th-20th.  Yay! 
  •  LITERACY STRATEGY OF THE WEEK: use educational technology! As we continue to move forward in our word study, students are focusing on learning the meanings of prefixes. This week, you can help your child practice prefix word lists by logging on to Quizlet. You can help your child review each word on the prefix list as well as review the meaning of the word. Your child can review prefix word lists in various modes through Quizlet such as flashcards, games, or even take practice vocabulary quizzes. You can access our vocabulary lists by logging on to Google Classroom. 

5th grade Reading/Writing: Students will study the prefix uni throughout the week, and have a quiz on Thursday.  They will also continue working on verbs this week in grammar by taking notes on inappropriate shifts in verbs and practice with IXL LL.5. We continue with our class book, Hatchet reading chapters 5 and 6 this week and answer a reflection question. On Tuesday and Wednesday students will take an Unassisted informative/explanatory assessment.  They will have a passage to read, then respond to the prompt explaining the challenges of living and working in the South Pole, and produce an informational essay on their own.  They will be able to use their notes and any resources to help guide them. 

5th grade Projects: Our Colonial America unit continues and students are well underway in their research. Each student is responsible for researching a characteristic of his or her colony such as history, government, geography and climate, and economics. Students will then portray the information they’ve learned in a persuasive commercial convincing new settlers to come to their colony. This week, students will also be taking an assessment on the 13 colonies as well as the vocabulary quiz for this unit. 

6th grade Reading/ Writing: Students will learn the prefix co-, com- and take a quiz on Thursday.  We are still working on pronouns. Yay! 😉 This week students will take notes on inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person and vague pronouns, practicing through IXLs Z.3, Z.5 , then take an assessment on Thursday. Students will finish their interpretation of the song We Will Rock You on Monday.  Tuesday and Wednesday students will take an Unassisted informative/explanatory assessment.  They will have a passage to read, then respond to the prompt: “Explain how the author supports the claim that redwood trees are remarkable” and produce an informational essay on their own.  They will be able to use their notes to help guide them.