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March 30th-April 2nd, 2020

March 29, 2020 by Nicole Hyde

Hello Bighorns!  Hope you had an enjoyable weekend with your families and aren’t going to stir crazy with the quarantine.  I decided I will still post in the blog, hoping most parents will see this and be able to go here if you have any questions about the schedule or assignments.  This is new to all of us and we are slowly working through the process.

Reminders and Announcements: 

  • Live Sessions for students will be as follows: 
  • Monday through Thursday: 
    • 9:00-9:45  6th grade Live- ELA  (5th Math) 
    • 9:45-10:15- Snack and Physical Activity
    • 10:15-11:00- 5th grade Live ELA (6th Math) 
    • 11:00-11:45- 5th grade Live Writing M/W (6th grade- not live)       T/TH- 6th grade Live Writing. 5th Writing- not session
    • 11:45-12:30- Lunch
    • 12:30-1:00- Mindfulness (see Google Classroom for ideas) 
    • 1:00-2:00- Projects  5th Live on Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-1:30 

5th grade Reading/Writing: Students will read, highlight and annotate Scholastic News, “How Minecraft Conquered the World,” and answer questions on the back. We continue and finish with our class book, Hatchet reading chapters 18, 19 and the epilogue.  Students will have a comprehension reflection question to answer in Google Classroom, please make sure they complete this, as it is part of their attendance. Students need to spend 15 min in grammar, finish spiral review and then work on IXL: O.2, F.1, F.2, and QQ.1 (these are on week 1 that was sent home in the packet.) In writing, students will finish their research of their American Revolution character and write a script in first person as their character.  An example will be shared with them in Google Classroom, so have them refer to that if they get stuck or email me. 

5th grade Projects: We continue with our unit on the American Revolution, this week students will finish researching/writing their script and participate in a chautauqua which means they will personify a Revolutionary historical figure. Students will be present at home and share with the class for us to watch.  IF they had their costume, they are more than welcome to dress up and go all out. They can record from their computers or someone from home and share with me. I am hoping this will work out… 🙂 They will have questions in Google Classroom, so they will need to log on and look everyday.  
6th grade Reading/ Writing: We will read a chapter a day in Iqbal, ch. 3-6 this week. Students will spend 15 min. A day doing grammar, finish Week 1 of packet review if not finished and work on Week 2, then IXLs: Mon- L.1, Tues-B.1, Wed- S.1, Thurs- T.1 (These are from week 1 in your packet).  For Writing this week, students will read Scholastic News, “I Never Saw My Parents Again,” highlighting and annotating as they read, then answer comprehension questions on the back.  Then they will use the Write About It! Refer to this week’s Scholastic News magazine and read “Write About It” prompt on the back. Then read, highlight/underline, and annotate the article on pg. 7 “Should Americans Have to Vote?” Begin brainstorming ideas for poster. This is similar to what they did last week.