NOTE: THIS BLOG DIDN'T POST LAST WEEK USING MY SCHOOL WEB ADDRESS. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. IT'S STILL HELPFUL FOR KEEPING TRACK OF ASSIGNMENTS.
End of pep talk. ;}
This week has been a time to take stock of what we're doing--or not doing, as the case may be--and get back on track. Late work loses points, guys, and even one zero can alter a grade pretty significantly. In fifth and sixth grade we begin the process of taking charge of our own learning.
Thing is, with the unprecedented wealth of information available today, opportunities to learn are everywhere, all you need are the skills, behaviors, and motivation to learn -- and those you develop here. Think about how you engage in your lessons. Think about how your behaviors impact both your learning environment and that of others. Be aware of how you learn best, and use those talents every chance you get.
ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22--25
SPELLING: None this week
- Tuesday (Mrs. D) and Wednesday (Mrs, M) Begin PYRAMIDS unit. We read and discussed pages 5-13. Assignment: answer questions 1-16
- Thursday (Mrs.D) and Friday (Mrs. M.) Complete activity packet.
- Tuesday: Catch-up day
- Wednesday: Create WEB for "How to Survive. . ." brochure
- Thursday: Write Introduction (set the stage
- Friday: Share introductions with class. Begin work on 3 obstacles (problems) and tips for overcoming each of them.
- NOTICE: WRITERS' NOTEBOOKS DUE NEXT TUESDAY, JANUARY 29!
- Book projects due FRIDAY!!! Be ready to present. (You'll need to include a "Story Map."
- 6th graders: you need to have two story maps, one for each of the two books you read this month. (You had all month to turn the first one in--remember the reminders? Did you wait until the last minute?)
Remember: Make everything you do the best thing you've ever done. It's a mindset.
Hand Image: http://priyanathan.imagineteachers.com/files/2011/05/Illustration-raised-hands.jpg