A belated happy new year, everyone!
I hope your holiday was restful and family-filled. I think we all came back to school a little bleary-eyed; thank goodness for a short week to move us gently into what will be a very busy couple months. We used these days to complete assignments that were not turned in before the holiday, and to introduce what is to come:
ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 2 -- 4
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADES 5 & 6
Wednesday, January 2: Introduce "Center Square" activity--create a brainstorm list of concrete and abstract nouns, and have one chosen for tomorrow's "4-Metaphor Poetry" activity.
Thursday, January 3: Share lists and discuss "4-Metaphor Poetry." Use class time to think of four metaphors for your chosen noun, and write those comparisons into short free-form poems.
Friday, January 4: Transfer concrete and abstract nouns and poems into Writers Notebooks following the format given in class. NOTE: Whatever isn't completed in class becomes independent and due, along with the 5 squares of your choice, at the end of the month.
SOCIAL STUDIES, GRADES 5 & 6
Wednesday, January 2 (Mrs. M.) or Thursday, January 3 (Mrs. D.): Complete Lesson 4 (Mesopotamia) and complete worksheet pages 22 & 23
SPELLING, GRADE 6
Wednesday, January 2: Complete pages 99 -- 102
Thursday, January 3: Grade pages 99 -- 102; complete pages 103 -- 106
Spelling test on Monday for 10 words (you have a copy of the list)
There are a number of students who owe back work. They have been notified and given a list of things they need to turn in to me. Please check your child's planner each night to help them stay on top of assignments.
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