It's time for another week of school. We have a lot of learning packed into this week, but that will make our upcoming 3-day weekend even sweeter! Let's take a look.
Mon, 8/26 Shurley English Ch3 Test (MY Language Arts class ONLY)
Fri, 8/30 POW due (all language arts classes); Narrative Due (My language arts class only)
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POW Topic: I do my best in school when...
Tuesday: Detail sentences.
Wednesday: Topic and concluding sentences.
Thursday: Final Copy.
Friday: Edit and turn in.
Monday: Chapter 3 Test
Writing: Narrative - make up a story
Characters, setting, plot, problem/solution
Friday: Narrative Due
HOMEWORK: Read 30 minutes every day.
Instructional Conversation, or IC
IC #1: Nonfiction article, "Touching the Sky." What do you notice? Discuss inferences. Use evidence stems. JPA (joint product activity). (RI.1)
IC #2: Check in on Literature Circles.
Lit Circle #1: Roles; Character (Protagonist, Antagonist), Setting, Plot
Lit Circle #2: Roles; Predict: What is going to happen next in the story?
Lit Circle #3: Roles; What is the problem? Solution?
Computer #1: Edmodo - Wonderopolis article, inference
Computer #2: Kidblog - Top 10 Lists based on topic
"Can You Spell N-E-R-V-O-U-S?" short story. Make a chart - Characters, setting, plot.
Read & Respond
This week, students will complete a DEAR reading response. We practiced these last week. Students will have the opportunity to complete a DEAR response on the book they are reading independently.
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Mrs. May's Homeroom Only
*We have finished our first units in science and social studies, and now it's time to switch classes. My homeroom will go to Mrs. May for science, and Mrs. May's homeroom will come to me for social studies.
This unit, we'll be working on the Civil War! Click on the Social Studies page at the top to learn more. Look at the standards for SS5H1.
We will begin with studying the events that led to the Civil War. There are 10 major events/items we'll learn about:
- Missouri Compromise
- Fugitive Slave Law
- Compromise of 1850
- Kansas-Nebraska Act
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
- Lincoln's 1860 election
- The Attack on Fort Sumter
We will also spend Thursday in the computer lab learning about what life was like for a slave if he or she decided to escape. We'll follow the path of Tom, a runaway slave, on his quest for freedom. This will be a fun day for students to explore a multimedia site sponsored by Scholastic. It's full of slideshows, videos, facts, and sound effects.
Then on Friday, we'll study the 5 major battles of the war:
- Battle at Fort Sumter
- Battle of Gettysburg
- The Atlanta Campaign
- Sherman's March to the Sea
- Surrender at Appomattox
Next week, we'll get hands-on! Students will have the opportunity to sort through REAL items from the Civil War! Thanks to the Northeast Georgia History Center, students will be able to try on real Civil War uniforms, get their hands on some very old Confederate money, and hold some tools from this era in their hands. It will be great fun! Students will also learn about the end of the war and the effects on both the North and South.
Test: Thursday, September 5.
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