I hope everyone has had a lovely 3-day weekend! I know mine has certainly been filled with family goodness and relaxation. I am looking forward to back-to-school on Tuesday, however, so let's take a look at what the week will hold for us!
Mon, 9/2 NO SCHOOL
Wed, 9/4 CURE for Childhood Cancer: Hat Day, $1 or any donation*
Thurs, 9/5 Civil War Test (Mrs. May's homeroon ONLY); Skate Country, 6 pm (wear your sticker to get a $1 drink!)
Fri, 9/6 Chick-Fil-A Biscuits, $2.50; POW due (all language arts classes); GHS Home Game (Youth Night)
*Centennial is proud to support CURE for Childhood Cancer during the month of September! You'll see a different way to support this organization each week. Here are the other dates:
Thurs, 9/12 - Pajama Day
Wed, 9/18 - Crazy Sock Day
Wed, 9/25 - Extra Recess with Mrs. Frierson (for the class who raises the most $ that morning)
To participate in Hat Day, Pajama Day, or Crazy Sock Day, make a $1 (or any other amount) donation to CURE!
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POW Topic: Something I am good at
Wednesday: Detail sentences.
Thursday: Topic and concluding sentences.
Friday: Final Copy.
*POW time is from 7:25 - 7:45 each morning. If your child is not in homeroom during this time (or comes in later than 7:25), then he or she likely misses time to work on the POW. It is highly recommended that if a student misses work time on any day of the week, he or she should complete that particular day's assignment for homework. This ensures that those students don't have to complete the entire packet on Thursday night. (We know that's no fun!)
Shurley English: Conjunctions (and, but, or) and types of sentences (fragments, simple, compound)
Tuesday: Chapter 4, lesson 1 and part of lesson 2
Wednesday: Chapter 4, lesson 2 and Classroom Practice #17 (finish for homework if needed)
Thursday: Chapter 4, lesson 3 (homonym chart), Classroom Practice #18 (finish for homework if needed)
Friday: Chapter 4, lesson 4, Classroom Practice #19 (finish for homework if needed)
HOMEWORK: Read 30 minutes every day.
RL.2 Determine a theme of a story from details in the text, including how characters in a story respond to challenges; summarize the text.
Tuesday: Whole Group
Theme PowerPoint; what is theme? How do readers determine the theme of a text?
Instructional Conversation, or IC
Read story, "Money." Use close-reading strategies to read the text multiple times in order to determine the theme, one step at a time.
*Close Reading requires students to read a text 3 times and answer questions after each reading.
After the 1st read: What are the main events or challenges in the story? How does the main character respond to challenges?
After the 2nd read: What lesson or theme is being conveyed through the story? What lesson can can a reader take away from the story?
After the 3rd read: How did the author develop the theme of the text? What details or words were used to support the theme?
Determine the theme of the text you are reading in Lit Circles
Assignment #1: Edmodo - Theme quiz (3 short stories, determine theme)
Assignment #2: Kidblog - any post on the topic of your blog; read other blogs and comment using "mustache" guidelines*
*Mustache guidelines: when you comment on someone else's blog, you "mustache" (must ask) a question or make a connection.
None this week (4-day week)
Read & Respond
None this week (4-day week)
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Mrs. May's Homeroom Only
*This is my last week with Mrs. May's homeroom in Social Studies. Next week, they will return to her for science and my homeroom will return to me for our next unit.
We are wrapping up our study of the Civil War this week. To learn more about the standards your child will be learning in this unit, click on the "Social Studies" tab at the top of this page. Look for SS5H.1 and SS5H.2.
Tuesday: Learn about battles and Civil War leaders. If time allows, begin discussing the Reconstruction Era.
Wednesday: Discuss Reconstruction amendments (#13, #14, #15), sharecropping, and the Freedmen's Bureau. Work on study guide.
Thursday: CIVIL WAR TEST. 3 essay questions; online multiple choice test.
Friday: Play Civil War interactive game.
Test: Thursday, September 5.
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