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March 9th-12th, 2020

March 8, 2020 by Nicole Hyde

Good afternoon Bighorns!  Hope you had an enjoyable weekend with your families.  

Reminders and Announcements: 

  • Spring break is next week: March 16th-20th.  Only one week to go! 
  • Thank you to those who were able to come for conferences on Friday, February 28th. It was great visiting with you all. If you were not able to make it, please email me to schedule a time. I can meet before or after school this week.  I will send work home with students I haven’t heard from on Thursday. 
  • Reminder: The front parking lot is NOT a drop off zone. Please do NOT drop students off in the front parking lot.
  •  LITERACY STRATEGY OF THE WEEK: Read, read, read and then summarize!  Restating the meaning of text in one’s own words — different words from those used in the original text is a great way to comprehend and ensure understanding. It is critical that students practice reading and writing daily and completing the reading log is a great way to do both, read and then summarize what you’ve read. 

5th grade Reading/Writing: Students will read, highlight and annotate Scholastic News and answer questions on the back.  They will review the prefixes bi- and tri- and take a quiz on Monday. They will continue working on conjunctions, interjections and prepositions this week and have an assessment on Thursday.  We continue with our class book, Hatchet reading chapters 10-15 this week and will answer reflection questions using evidence from the book to support their reasons.

5th grade Projects: We continue with our unit on the American Revolution, this week students will choose their character on Monday and begin research on their American Revolution character. For this project, students will participate in a chautauqua which means they will personify a Revolutionary historical figure. Students will be presenting their final project to families after spring break. This week, we will continue building background knowledge about the American Revolution by researching some important figures of this time period and having a reenactment of the Boston Massacre trial on Wednesday. 
6th grade Reading/ Writing: Students will read Scholastic News, highlighting and annotating as they read, then answer comprehension questions.  They will review the prefixes co-, com-, contra-, counter- and take a quiz on Monday. We begin our unit on punctuation: this week we will focus on commas and then move onto parentheses and dashes and review commas with IXL JJ.5.  We will continue to work on argumentative writing. Students will take the article, “Sugar Shockers”, write an argument using an A.C.E.S. plan to organize their ideas and support their reasons with evidence from the text. These will be due Thursday.