ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3 -- 7
5/6 ASSIGNMENTS DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 20:
Book projects (including story maps)
Writers Notebooks (only 4 choices required for this short month)
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADES 5 & 6
Monday: Progress Test 1
Tuesday: "Personified Vocabulary" activity for Writers' Notebooks. (Like the notebooks, this is an independent activity, to be done during free time or at home.) Plan it out on a piece of scrap paper before drawing it into your notebook! Center square activities are more polished. DUE FRIDAY.
Wednesday: Introduction to Persuasive Writing assignment through Mentor Texts. Assignment: Be thinking of a topic to write about! We'll begin tomorrow.
Thursday: Discussion about possible holiday topics. Use class time to begin writing first draft of persuasive piece, in either letter or essay format. First draft due tomorrow.
Friday: Share first drafts. Begin revision/editing.
SOCIAL STUDIES, GRADES 5 & 6
Monday (Mrs. M.) & Tuesday (Mrs. D): Turn in Lesson 2 assignment from last week. Cuneiform activity for today (no homework)
Wednesday (Mrs. M.) & Thursday (Mrs. D.): Discussion of inventions and innovations that helped develop the economy and the culture of Ancient Mesopotamia. Create Sumerian Cart (to be put on display with the cuneiform tablets)
SPELLING, GRADE 6
Tuesday: Spelling test. No further assignments for this week.
Please continue to check your child's planner each night. It should be up to date and signed by a teacher. It would be good if you initialed it, also. Should your child say they have no homework, have them show you that it's done. Also, every child should read at least 30 minutes each night. Ask them about what they're reading.
Thanks, everybody, for all you do--