March 27-31

Monday: We did a comma worksheet and started a poster for our reader’s theater piece.

Spelling list for this week

Homework: Spelling Homework and spelling test tomorrow, comma worksheet due tomorrow

Tuesday: The 7th and 8th graders won the spelling challenge for this week!  We had an average score of 9.2 on our test!  The kids did a page on capitalization and then worked on posters.

Homework: Posters are due tomorrow

Wednesday:  Continued working on capitalization packets.  Students received new spelling lists and a worksheet today.  Students had time to work on the worksheet in class, if not finished and turned in, turn in tomorrow.  Spelling homework will be due next Tuesday along with a spelling test.  We also continued working on the reader’s theater piece.

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March 27-31

Monday: The weather is warm, and we were lucky to get out and have gym outside! This morning we read Matthew 24 and talked about end times prophesy.  We discussed how people can’t decide how to interpret this chapter, but we can all agree on how we need to act as Christians (to be ready).  During language arts, we completed today’s reading of our Great Depression novels, chose an activity for the day, and we looked for apostrophes in our reading.  The kids tried to group the apostrophes into categories.  Later we viewed an apostrophe PowerPoint and video below.  We also played another Great Depression simulation.  The kids got married in this simulation and tried to survive 4 rounds of hardships people may have experienced during the Depression.

Homework: Spelling homework and spelling test are tomorrow.  The kids need to write 5 examples of apostrophes in daily life (this could be something they see in print or around town.  McDonald’s is an example of a restaurant with an apostrophe.  They do not have to go to a place to write it down).  Bible memory verse on Wednesday- 2 Corinthians 5:17.  And of course science fair- everything needs to come in on Wednesday, the day before science fair.

Tuesday: This morning we did a workbook page on Matthew 24.  One of our students brought us doughnuts for a “you’re-almost-done-with-science-fair” surprise!  During language arts, we went to the computer lab to do our reading and activity.  When they finished, they worked on science fair boards.  This afternoon, we did a singular and plural possessive matching for grammar mini.  We also finished the end of the unit in Heritage and analyzed a political cartoon about FDR and the New Deal.  We finished the day with science fair work.

Homework: Science fair projects should be finished tomorrow, memory verse quiz tomorrow 

Wednesday:  Today Mr. Vaughn came and spoke during chapel about humility.  The students took their quiz on 2 Cor. 5:17.  The new verse for the week is 2 Cor. 9:6-7.  Quiz will be April 5th.  During Language Arts we worked on workbook pages 51 and 52.  If they did not finish that will be due tomorrow.  We also spent some time watching a documentary about the Dust Bowl.  We will finish it tomorrow in anticipation of the Heritage test on Friday.  During Library today students had time to work on finishing their Science Fair projects as needed.  For Grammar Mini we went through a power point on when or if we switch words ending with -y to -ie.  We also worked through a worksheet that should have been finished during class.  Students received their new spelling lists.  Don’t forget spelling homework is due next Tuesday.

Students received a copy of the Heritage study guide and had class time to work on it.  The study guide should be completed by tomorrow so we can use it for studying in class tomorrow.  Test is on Friday.  

During Science we spent a bit of time doing some mock judging and asking classmates questions about their projects.  We will continue this tomorrow.  Science Fair projects must be completed and here tomorrow!  Also, students will be staying after school.  They should bring a snack and/or dinner.  No food will be available for students.  They should also bring nice clothes to change into for the judging.  Parents, family and friends can come at 6:00 pm to see the projects and pick up students.  

 

March 20 – March 24

Monday and Tuesday: Mrs. Hicks is out sick. There was a sub here on Monday. Mrs. Jacksen was here Tuesday. We started a new Readers Theater project in class today. There was no homework given.

NOTE: Please remember that spelling homework is DUE every Tuesday. There were several students who did not turn it in on time today and received zeros.

Wednesday: We continued our work on Readers Theater. If your son / daughter did not complete the work in class because they were not using their time well, they will have to do it at home and turn it in tomorrow. There was plenty of time to complete the work and it was not assigned as homework. Sometimes, there is a struggle to get the work completed during class time, however, and then they have to take it home to finish.

 

March 20-24

Click here to download and open the narrative: LIFEHISTORYGreatDepression

Tuesday: Mrs. Hicks is out sick. Mrs. Jacksen was here today. Reminder that tomorrow is our Bible QUIZ. The reference is 2 Peter 2:9,10. Also, please be sure ALL written materials for science fair come tomorrow and science fair packets if your son / daughter has them at home.

Note: Reminder that spelling homework is DUE every Tuesday. I didn’t receive homework from several students today.

Wednesday: We had a great day today! New spelling lists went out. Please remember there is spelling homework every week, due the following Tuesday. Also, the new memory verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17. The bible quizzes are on Wednesday’s of every week. We did a lot of work on science fair and things are looking good! PLEASE send all materials back tomorrow as we will continue our work. Also, on Friday there will be time to work on science fair boards during art. Please have your son / daughter bring all materials (please print them at home) and we can begin designing our boards.

March 13 – March 17

We had a great day back after a 4 day weekend.

There is a contest between 7th / 8th graders for spelling this week. ALL of the 5/6th graders turned in their spelling homework TODAY (a day early…. YAY!). Remember to have them study tonight as the TEST is tomorrow.

We got through all of our work in class and there is no homework for tomorrow. Have a great night!

Mrs. Jacksen

Tuesday: Mrs. Jacksen had a longer Bible time yesterday so we had time to watch the entire movie of Johnny Tremain during Bible, language arts, and grammar mini.  We took a spelling test in there too, and we narrowly beat the 7th and 8th graders!  We were having a competition to see which class could have the better average score on their spelling test (we had an average of 8.6 and they had an average of 8.25).  During the video, the kids wrote down differences between the movie and book and why they thought those changes were made.  During science, we did a clam dissection (why didn’t I think to take pictures??)!  It was fun and smelly!  The kids looked at the foot, gills, and even opened up the foot to find the clam’s organs. Lastly, the kids read pages 154-158 in their Heritage textbooks on the stock market crash of 1929.  They wrote 3 sentences on why the stock market crashed.

Homework: Clam dissection questions and 3 sentences in Heritage if not finished in class

Wednesday: New Spelling lists were given out and a challenge has been issued again between the 2 grades. Make sure to have your son / daughter study spelling every day this week. New lists are always given out Wednesday’s and the test and homework on the new lists is due the following Tuesday.

Also, the new bible verse for the week is 2 Peter 2:9-10. The memory quiz will be next week on Wednesday.

There is no homework for tonight except to study spelling and bible memory verse. Have a great night!

 

Friday: Language Arts- At the computer lab —> Click here to access the Great Depression narratives

Here is an option of a narrative to read: https://www.loc.gov/resource/wpalh1.11011109/?sp=1&st=text

Remember to check the date to make sure your document was written in the 1930’s. You can check the options on the left hand side to search for a narrative on a specific topic.  When you’ve selected a narrative and click on the image, you can click the “show text” button to see the words more clearly.

In Bible we read through Mark 11:12-26.  This is a difficult passage, so our homework is to go home and think about what this passage means.  Be ready to discuss it on Monday.

This afternoon, we played the stock market game.  We also read an article from our Scholastic Kids on the wall Trump has suggested building across our border.

Homework: All due Monday- Scholastic worksheet, 2 found poems, and be ready to discuss Mark 11:12-26

March 13-March 17

In language arts, we continue to work on grammar rules in writing. Today we looked at Compound Sentences.

DUE tomorrow: Compound sentence packet (for those who didn’t finish in class) AND spelling homework. Spelling test TOMORROW.

Tuesday: We took a spelling test to start.  We were competing with 5th and 6th grade to see who could get the better average score on their spelling test.  The 5th and 6th graders narrowly won (we averaged 8.25 and 5/6 averaged 8.6).  We learned about gerunds, completed and corrected a student worksheet, and finished with a formula poem using gerunds!

Homework: A couple kids did not finish their gerund poems- due tomorrow

Wednesday: The new spelling list went out today. We completed the word study in class on the new words and the students have their lists. Please remember to study through the week. Spelling homework and TEST are always due on Tuesday’s of the following week.

Homeowork: Prepositional Phrase packets and Absolute Phrase Poem for those who didn’t finish in class. DUE tomorrow. 

Friday: We played a jeopardy game to review the grammar concepts we’ve been covering in class.  Everyone did an excellent job!  We also took a pop quiz afterwards

Links to the PowerPoints: Prepositions

Jeopardy Game (can go through slides to review for the pop quiz)

Complex Sentences

Gerunds

Fragments and Run-Ons

 

Mar 6 – Mar 10

WEDNESDAY: We had a very short day today with Skate-A-Thon happening! We did our final exam on Johnny Tremain and received the new spelling word list. Some finished the spelling Word Study – Roots page in class. If they did not finish, it is DUE Monday. Also, there were 2 students who did NOT have their rough draft papers on their science fair research. These must be in on Monday. Other things to remember over the 4 day weekend. Spelling homework will be due Tuesday and the TEST will be Tuesday as well.

Homework: Spelling Word Study – Roots (for those who didn’t finish it in class today) DUE Monday. Spelling homework and TEST both on Tuesday. 

MONDAY: Hello, 5th and 6th grade families! Today we started a new Bible Unit on the Triumphal Entry of Jesus. We read out of Luke 19 and John 12.

In Language Arts, we continue to do some final reflection work on Johnny Tremain with today’s lesson being about the Theme of the book and we did some practicing with identifying theme. The students also wrote an additional conclusion chapter of their own for the novel. They had fun with this!

I checked planners for spelling homework and spelling TEST reminders for tomorrow!

In Science we did a lesson on creating a bibliography page and had time to create one for our rough drafts. The link for bibliography pages is easybib.com.

Heritage Tests were reviewed and returned.

There is no homework except to study for the spelling TEST and turn spelling homework in by tomorrow for full credit. 

Also, there were a couple students who didn’t finish writing Johnny Tremain chapter 13. This will be DUE tomorrow as well. 

NOTE: It is a short week. There is no school Thursday / Friday as it is conferences. Please call the office to set up your conference times. We only have 3 people signed up so far.