Classroom News

January 28, 2022
1) Do Now: Copy story words for "The Shutout" p. 426.
2) Meet the Authors p. 427
3) Start to read and discuss "The Shutout".
4) Unit 5 "Choosing the Right Word" due on Monday.  This is graded.
5) Blooket to review Unit 5 words.  Test is Tuesday.

January27, 2022
1) Do Now: Copy story words for "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last" on page 420.
2) Vocabulary Warm-up for "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last".
3) Meet the Author
4) Read and discuss "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last".
5) Answer Critical Thinking Questions.

January 26, 2022
1) Do Now: Answer in notebook: How old was Russell Baker when he started his paper route?  Why did he have to wait until that age?
2) Reviewed what we have read so far.
3) Continued reading "Hard as Nails".
4) Answer Critical Thinking Questions for "Hard as Nails".
5) Work on iReady - 45 minutest and two lessons.


January 25, 2022
1) Do Now:  Copy story words for "Hard as Nails" from page 404.
2) Vocabulary Warm-up sheet.
3) Meet the Author Russell Baker p. 405.
4) Start to read and discuss "Hard as Nails".

January 24, 2022
1) Do Now: Unit 5 "Complete the Sentence".
2) Introduce MLA Style.
3) Discuss persuasive writing hooks.
4) Type movie review essay for The Miracle Worker. Due tomorrow.
5) IReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons.

January 21, 2022
1) Do Now:  What are two differences between the play/novel and the movie The Miracle Worker?
2) Continue watching the movie from time 36.36.  *Remember to take notes.
3) IReady Reading is due today.

January 20, 2022
1) Do Now: What does the word synopsis mean?
2) a) Finish Linkit; or b) Work on iReady or review Unit 5 Vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com
3) Review Movie Review directions and rubric.
4) Start to watch the movie, The Miracle Worker.

January 19, 2022
1) Do Now: What does text structure mean?  Give an example.
2) Linkit Benchmark B.
3) Work on iReady weekly assignment - 45 minutes and two lessons.
4) Review Unit 5 Vocabulary Words on vocabularyworkshop.com; select Level A; then Unit 5.


January 18, 2022
1) Do Now: Unit 5 "Synonyms" and "Antonyms" p. 66-67 in book. Located also in Google Classroom.
2) Review for test on The Miracle Worker.
3) Test on The Miracle Worker.
4) IReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons.

January 14, 2022
1) Do Now: The Miracle Worker, Act III Vocabulary worksheet.
2) Finish reading The Miracle Worker.
3) Answer The Miracle Worker, Act III questions. Due on Tuesday.
4) Complete iReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons. Due today.



January 13, 2022
1) Do Now: Journal Entry: Annie is given two weeks to teach Helen. Do you think she will accomplish teaching her? Why or why not? Explain using details from the novel.
2) Finish reading The Miracle Worker, Act II.
3) Answer The Miracle Worker, Act II questions.
4) Review The Miracle Worker, Act III vocabulary.
5) Start to read The Miracle Worker, Act III.


January 12, 2022
1) Do Now: a) Take out Unit 5 vocabulary words.  b) Worksheet on Act II vocabulary.
2) Review Unit 5 words.
3) Continue reading The Miracle Worker, Act II.
4) Questions on Act II.
5) iReady Reading- 45 minutes and two lessons.


January 11, 2022
1) Introduce The Miracle Worker Act II vocabulary.
2) Start to read The Miracle Worker Act II.
3) Questions on The Miracle Worker Act II. (Due on Thursday.)
4) Copy Unit 5 words and work on iReady Reading.


January 10, 2022
1) Do Now:  Copy Unit 5 Vocabulary words
2) Student Survey
3) Finish Act I questions
4) iReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons

January 7, 2022
1) Finish reading The Miracle Worker, Act I.
2) Answer Act I questions.
3) Finish Act I vocabulary assignment.
4) Work on IReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons.

January 6, 2022
1) Act I Vocabulary Words
2) Continue to read Act I
3) Continue to answer questions for Act I.
4) iReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons.
5) Continue to copy Unit 5 words.


January 5, 2022
1) Introduce Act I Vocabulary Words.
2) Select parts for the play.
3) Start to read Act I.
4) Questions for Act I will be due on Friday. Questions 1-3 can be answered today.
5) IReady Reading this week 45 minutes and two lessons.
6) Start to copy Unit 5 words.

January 4, 2022
1) Do Now:  The Miracle Worker Anticipation Guide five minutes by themselves; 10 minutes in groups.
2) Critical Thinking Questions for "Water". (20 minutes)
3) Introduce the background for The Miracle Worker.
4) Discuss the book jacket for The Miracle Worker.
5) Introduce the characters.
6) IReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons this week.

January 3, 2022
Welcome to 2022!  I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break!

1) Do Now:  Students will copy story words for "Water" p. 396.
2) We will discuss the author Helen Keller.
3) Read and discuss "Water".
4) Students will answer Critical Thinking Questions for "Water".
5) This week's IReady is 45 minutes and two lessons.


December 23, 2021
1) Finish all work: ReadWorks.org, Unit 4 Test, IReady - 20 minutes and one lesson.
2) Movie

No work over break.

December 22, 2021
1) Do Now: Review Unit 4 words.
2) Test on Unit 4. (Link is in Google Classroom)
3) ReadWorks.org assignment "Hot Topics".  Go to readworks.org; select Student Sign in.  All students should be already in the ReadWorks.org class.

December 21, 2021
1) Do Now: Name two things Zlata and her family had to do to survive the war.
2) Critical Thinking Questions for "from Zlata's Diary".
3) Blooket to review Unit 4 vocabulary words. Test tomorrow.
4) IReady Reading - 20 minutes and one lesson.

December 20, 2021
1) Do Now: What is important to know: to do well in school and to make new friends?
2) Finish presenting interviews.
3) Read and discuss "from Zlata's Diary".
4) Questions will be worked on today and tomorrow.

December 17, 2021
1) Do Now- Prepare for presentation on classmate.
2) Present interview slideshow
3) Finish all work from the week.

December 16, 2021

1) Please read p. 285 Meet Lensey Namioka.   The story will be about Chinese Customs.
2) Students will read “The All-American Slurp” p. 286-296.  (Story must be finished today.)
3) Answer Critical Thinking Questions p.  296.  (If not finished in class, must be finished for homework.)

Make sure the slideshow interview is completed today too.

December 15, 2021
1) Do Now: What was the most interesting thing you found out about your partner?
2) Finish creating slideshow.
3) IReady - 45 minutes and 2 lessons

December 14, 2021
1) Do Now: Unit 4 "Choosing the Right Words"
2) Interview Slideshow Project -Create at least 20 questions to ask your partner.
3) Start to design slideshow on partner.
4) IReady Reading - 45 minutes and 2 lessons.

December 13, 2021

1) Unit 4 “Complete the Sentence” - located in Google Classroom.  Students can also use the Vocabulary Workshop book, p. 57 and 58.
2) ReadWorks.org assignment: “Wrapping Up a Little Bit of Trouble”.  Students will log onto readworks.org.  Select Student LogIn. Each student should be in the ReadWorks.org class.  
3) When students are finished, they can work on the weekly IReady Reading assignment. - 45 minutes and two lessons.

December 10, 2021
1) Do Now: Take out planning sheet for help-wanted ad. Do you have enough details from "The Tail"? If not, add more.
2) Complete Help-Wanted Ad.
3) Finish IReady - 45 minutes and 2 lessons.
4) Blooket Assignment - use the link Blooket Unit 4


December 9, 2021
1) Do Now: Unit 4 "Synonyms" and "Antonyms" p. 56-57; also located in Google Classroom.
2) Plan for Help-Wanted Ad.
3) Finish IReady Reading- 45 minutes and 2 lessons.

December 8, 2021
1) Do Now: Identify two character traits for Tasha from "The Tail".
2) We finished reading "The Tail".
3) Notes on direct and indirect character traits.
4) Students wrote and explained one direct and indirect character trait for Tasha and Junior.
5) Students answered Critical Thinking Questions for "The Tail" p. 202.
6) IReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons.

December 7, 2021
1) Do Now: Write down the main parts of the plot diagram.
2) Reviewed the LinkIt Progress Monitor.
3) Copy story words for "The Tail" p.190.
4) Meet the Author p. 191.
5) We started to read and discussing "The Tail".



December 6, 2021
1) Do Now; A) Students presented the Unit 4 words. B) Write a sentence for the word topple.
2) We reviewed Unit 4 words.
3) Students worked on iReady Reading - 45 minutes and 2 lesson.


December 3, 2021
1) Do Now: What does chronological order mean? Are there signal words? (Answer in your binder/notebook).
2) LinkIt Progress Monitor Standard RL.6.2
3) Finish copying Unit 4 words -due on Monday; finish iReady Reading - 45 minutes and 2 lesson-due today. (Closes out on Sunday)


December 2, 2021

1) Do Now - Take 5 minutes to copy Unit 4 vocabulary words.
2) Take 5 minutes to prepare for presentation on Taking Sides project.
3) If there is time, copy Unit 4 words or work on IReady.

December 1, 2021
1) Do Now: After two days of working on the project, did you and your partner put as much effort into the project as you should have? Explain. (3 minutes- 5 lines answer in your notebook/binder) 2) Last day to work on the project. 3) IReady - 45 minutest and 2 lessons this week. 4) Unit 4 words due on Friday. (Extended until Monday, December 6)

November 30, 2021
1) Do Now: Do you think you worked as well as you should have Monday on the project? What should you do today? (3 minutes- 5 lines answer in your notebook/binder) 2) Continue to work on the project. 3) IReady - 45 minutest and 2 lessons this week. 4) Unit 4 words due on Friday.


November 29, 2021
1) Do Now: What is the most important activity you should accomplish today for your project? (3 minutes- 5 lines answer in your notebook/binder).
2) Work on the project you have chosen to complete for Taking Sides.
3) IReady - 45 minutest and 2 lessons this week.
4) Unit 4 words due on Friday.

November 24, 2021
1) Unit 3 Vocabulary Test - Google Form in Google Classroom.
2) Look over the Any Novel Project Idea form - decide which one you will complete next week on Taking Sides. You may work with a partner or by yourself.
3) Start to copy Unit 4 words - p. 52-54 in Vocabulary Workshop book (pdf is located in Google Classroom).

November 23, 2021
1) Do Now: Take 5 minutes to study Unit 3 words with the partner.
2) We will play blooket to practice Unit 3 vocabulary words.
3) Test on Unit 3 words will be tomorrow.
4) Make sure "Choosing the Right Word" and Chapters 11-13 questions are completed. The two assignments are due today.


November 22, 2021
1) Sign into main webpage for Clever.
2) Select Naviance. Scroll down to the To-Do List on the left. Select the survey.
3) Answer Unit 3 "Choosing the Right Word". Due tomorrow.
4) Complete Taking Sides Chapters 11-13 questions. Due tomorrow.

No iReady this week.
November 19, 2021
1) Do Now: (Answer in your notebook.) What do you think will happen at the basketball game?
2) Take 10 minutes to complete questions on Chapters 9 and 10.
3) Read and discuss Chapter 11.
4) Answer questions on Chapter 11.
5) Complete iReady Reading - 45 minutes and 2 lessons
6) Practice Unit 3 vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com.


November 18, 2021
1) Do Now: Students answered Unit 3 "Complete the Sentence".
2) We read and discussed Taking Sides Chapters 9 and 10.
3) Students answered questions on Chapters 9 and 10.
4) Finish iReady Reading. 5) Practice Unit 3 vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com


November 17, 2021
1) Do Now: (Answer in your notebook) What do you think Lincoln will do next?
2) Read and discussed Taking Sides Chapters 7 and 8.
3) Answer questions on Chapters 7 and 8.
4) Finish iReady Reading.
5) Practice Unit 3 vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com


November 16, 2021
1) Do Now: A) Take out Unit 3 vocabulary words. B) Use the word infuriate in a sentence.
2) Answer Unit 3 "Synonyms" and "Antonyms"
3) We will review Unit 3 words.
4) Make sure Taking Sides Chapters 5 and 6 questions are completed.
5) iReady Reading - 45 minutes and 2 lessons this week.

November 15, 2021


I will be absent today. We will review Unit 3 words on Tuesday.


1) Read and discuss Chapter 6 of Taking Sides

2) Students will answer questions on Chapter 6.  The assignment is in Google Classroom from Friday.

3) When they are finished, the students can work on an iReady Reading assignment for this week -45 minutes and 2 lessons.



November 12, 2021
1) Do Now- In Taking Sides, what do you think might happen over the weekend? (Answer in your notebook.)
2) Read and discuss Chapter 5
3) Answer questions on Chapter 5.
4) Finish Chapters 3 and 4 are due today.
5) Finish copying Unit 3 vocabulary words. Due on Monday.
6) Finish iReady Reading - 30 minutes and two lessons.


November 10, 2021
1) Do Now - a) Discuss with a partner what has happened so far in Taking Sides. b) Make a prediction as to what might happen in the story.
2) Read Taking Sides Chapters 3 and 4.
3) Answer questions on Chapters 3 and 4.
4) Finish IReady Reading.
5) Continue to copy Unit 3 vocabulary words. Due on Monday.


November 9, 2021
1) Do Now- Review Unit 2 words with Blooket.
2) Unit 2 Vocabulary Test
3) Finish Chapters 1 and 2 questions for Taking Sides.
4) IReady Reading - 30 minutes and two lessons this week.
5) Start to copy Unit 3 vocabulary words.

November 8, 2021
1) Do Now: Study Unit 2 vocabulary words.  Test is tomorrow.
2) We read and discussed Chapters 1 and 2 from Taking Sides by Gary Soto.
3) Students answered questions for Chapters 1 and 2.
4) Students had to finish questions on "Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys".
5) IReady Reading for this week: 30 minutes and two lessons.

November 3, 2021
1) Do Now: Why does Becky want a bike?
2) We finished reading "Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys".
3) Students worked on completing the text-dependent questions on "Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys".
3) Students had time to make sure iReady, "Choosing the Right Word", and any other work is finished.
4) Unit 2 Vocabulary Test will be Tuesday, November 9.


November 2, 2021
1) Do Now: Unit 2 "Choosing the Right Word".
2) ReadWorks.org assignment "Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday?" - make sure you have joined the ReadWorks.org classroom.  We have had two assignments already.
3) Continue working on "Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys" questions.
4) iReady Reading - 15 minutes and one lesson.


November 1, 2021
1) Do Now: Unit "Complete the Sentence"
2) Review notes on conflict.
3) Review page 250.
4) Meet the Authors p. 251.
5) Started to read "Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys"
7) Start text-dependent questions on story.
8) IReady Reading - 15 minutes and one lesson.


October 29, 2021
1) Do Now: Unit 2 "Synonyms" and "Antonyms"  p. 28-29.
2) LinkIt Progress Monitor RI.6.2 and RI.6.10
3) Finish Tone worksheet.
4) Finish IReady Reading - 45 minutes and 2 lessons


October 28, 2021
1) Do Now: Worksheet on Tone - each student will complete two questions.
2) Students reviewed each answer with a partner.
3) We read and discussed "Meet the Author: Robert Fulghum".
4) We discussed phobias.
5) We read and discussed "The Lady and the Spider".
6) Students found eight examples of tone in the story "The Lady and the Spider".


October 27, 2021
1) Do Now: Worksheet on fact or opinion.
2) Read and discuss "Names/Nombres"
3) Question key concept of fact or opinion.
4) Answer Critical Thinking Questions


October 26, 2021
1) Do Now: Do you think people judge others based on their name?
2) Discussed fact, opinion, and tone.
3) Students completed a Google Doc on fact and opinion.
4) We read Meet the Author: Julia Alvarez.
5) We started to read "Names/Nombres".


October 25, 2021
1) Do Now: a) Use the word assailant in a sentence. (Write your response in your notebook.)
B) Take out Unit 2 vocabulary words.
2) Reviewed Unit 2 words.
3) iReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons this week.  Due on Friday.



October 22, 2021
1) Do Now: Take out notes, worksheets,  open textbook, open computers, and ask any last minute questions before the test.
2) Test on "Why Monkeys Live in Trees" and "The Case of the Monkeys That Fell From the Trees".
3) Students finished LinkIt Progress Monitor Standards 6.1 and 6.2.
4) Students had time to complete iReady Reading and copying Unit 2 vocabulary words.


October 21, 2021
1) Do Now" Why is "The Case of the Monkeys That Fell From the Trees" nonfiction?
2) Students completed a worksheet on the stories.
3) Students worked with a partner to complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the stories.
4) LinkIt  Assignment on Standards 6.1 and 6.2
5) Test on Friday.
6) Complete IReady and copying Unit 2 vocabulary words.


October 20, 2021
1) Do Now: Is "Why Monkeys Live in Trees" fiction or nonfiction? Explain.
2) We read and discussed "The Case of the Monkeys That Fell From the Trees".
3) Students answered Critical Thinking Questions. (Due tomorrow)
4) Test on the stories will be Friday.


October 19, 2021
1) Do Now: Students completed a Vocabulary Warm-up for "Why Monkeys Live in Trees" and "The Case of the Monkeys That Fell From the Trees".
2) Discussed Venn Diagrams.
3) Meet the Authors p. 73.
4) Read and discussed "Why Monkeys Live in Trees".
5) Students answered Critical Thinking Questions p. 77.

October 18, 2021
1) Do Now:  We played blooket to review Unit 1 vocabulary words.
2) Test on Unit 1 vocabulary words.
3) Students started to copy Unit 2 vocabulary words.
4) iReady Reading this week is 45 minutes and two lessons.

**Charge your computers each night.

October 15, 2021
1) Students finished presenting his/her brochure to the class.  
2) Students finished filling in the audience participation sheet.
3) We played blooket to review Unit 1 vocabulary words.  Test is on Monday.


October 14, 2021
1) Students had time to study Unit 1 words.  Test will be moved to Monday.
2) Students started to present his/her travel brochure.  We will continue to present tomorrow.


October 13,2021
1) Students completed Unit 1 "Choosing the Right Word".
2) Students completed travel brochure.
3)  IReady Reading - 30 minutes and 2 lessons this week.
4) Test on Unit 1 vocabulary words on Friday.


October 12, 2021
1) We discussed the expectations for students' behaviors.
2) Do Now:  If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?  Why would you go there?
3) Students learned how to set up a three-column brochure.
4) Students used the information from his/her research from Thursday and Friday to create the brochure. They will continue to work on the brochure tomorrow.
5) IReady Reading - 30 minutes and 2 lessons this week.


October 6-October 8, 2021
I have been absent.

1) Students had to join ReadWorks.org assignment on Cesar Chavez.
2) Students should have completed his/her personal narrative.
3) Students started to research a Spanish speaking country of his/her choice to create a travel brochure.  They will create the travel brochure next week.
4) Friday, students will complete another ReadWorks.org assignment.
5) I Ready Reading weekly assignment is due on Friday. (45 minutes and at least to lessons)


October 5, 2021
1)  All 6th grade students took the Start Strong Assessment today.  Students will complete the assessment tomorrow.
2) Students worked on his/her narrative essay.
3) Students answered "Complete the Sentence" for Unit 1.
4) Students worked on iReady Reading weekly assignment.


October 4, 2021
I was absent.
1) Students answered "Complete the Sentence" for Unit 1.
2) Students started to plan and write a rough draft of a personal narrative.

3) Students can start working on this week's iReady assignment.

October 1, 2021
1) Do Now: Students answered the following question in his/her notebook; What is the difference between first-person and third-person point of view?
2) We read and discussed the article: "The Life and Work of Cesar Chavez".  Students annotated the article.
3) Students answered the questions in a short response.
4) Time remaining, students worked on IReady Reading or studied Unit 1 Vocabulary Words.

Start Strong Testing will be next week.  Make sure you charge your chromebooks and bring your headphones/earbuds.

September 30, 2021
1) Students answered "Synonyms" and "Antonyms" for Unit 1 p. 18-19 from Vocabulary Workshop book.
2) Students finished LinkIt Benchmark.
3) Students completed Critical Thinking Questions for "The Drive-In Movies". 
4) If time remains, students completed this week's iReady Reading - 45 minutes and two lessons.

September 29, 2021
1) Students completed LinkIt Benchmark A. 
2) If students finished today, they could work on weekly IReady Reading -45 minutes and 2 lessons.
3) Students may also study Unit 1 vocabulary words.   https://www.sadlierconnect.com/vw/vocabularyworkshop.com.

September 28, 2021

1) Do Now: a) Students took out Unit 1 words. B) Students had time to work on IReady Reading.
2) We reviewed Unit 1 words using  https://www.sadlierconnect.com/vw/vocabularyworkshop.com.  Select Level A Vocabulary Workshop.  Then Unit 1.
3) We finished reading and discussing "The Drive-In Movies".
4) Students answered Critical Thinking Questions for "The Drive-In Movies".

September 27, 2021
1) Do Now: Students named some places or things that were in the past and may not be around now.
2) We discussed Narrator Point of View: First-person and third-person.
3) Students copied vocabulary for "The Drive-In Movies".
4) We read about Gary Soto.
5) We started to read "The Drive-In Movies".
6) Students had time to make sure his/her Summer Reading, Latino American Essay, or start this week's iReady Reading.

September 24, 2021
1) Students had time to copy Unit 1 vocabulary words.
2) Students typed their short essay on Latino Americans.
3) iReady Reading is due today.  Students worked on the assignment when they were finished.
4) Summer Reading is due on Monday.

September 23, 2021
1) Students had 10 minutes to continue copying Unit 1 vocabulary words.
2) We discussed the three choices students can select from to write a short essay.
3) We discussed MLA format.
4) Students started to write the essay in MLA format.
5) Students were reminded to complete iReady Reading and the Summer Reading assignment.

Back to School Night is tonight.  Log in virtually to meet your child's teachers.  Please follow the schedule sent by Dr. McCabe.

September 22, 2021
1) Do Now:  Students started to copy Unit 1 vocabulary words, part of speech, definition, synonyms, and antonyms.
2) We finished viewing: Judy Reyes and Jose Hernandez.
3) Students had time to continue to work on iReady Reading assignment.

September 21, 2021
1) We read and discussed about Latino Americans: Lin-Manual Miranda and Judy Reyes.
2) Students answered questions on Lin-Manual Miranda.  If they did not finish, they must complete tonight.

September 20, 2021
1) Do Now: Students will answer previewing questions.
2) We discussed the organizer for "Who are Latino Americans?"
3)Students answered question before, during, and after viewing the video. This will lead into our discussion over the next two days.
4) Students work on iReady Reading Assignment.  (45 minutes and at least two lessons each week)

September 17, 2021
1) Students will finish iReady Diagnostic.
2) Students will complete a worksheet on common and proper nouns.
3) Students may play blooket.com game to review key concepts for "Stray.
Blooket to Review "Stray"


September 16, 2021
1) Do Now: Take out plot diagram for "Stray".  Take out chromebooks.
2) Students started iReady Reading Diagnostic Test.  They will finish the test on Friday.

September 15, 2021
1) Do Now:  Fill in three events for the rising action on the plot diagram.
2) We discussed the plot of "Stray".
3) Students copied the 8 parts of speech.
4) We discussed nouns, common nouns, and proper nouns.
5) Students filled out a plot diagram for "Stray".

Tomorrow the students will start the iReady Reading Diagnostic.  Students may bring in headphones and a mouse to assist with the assessment.

September 14, 2021
1) Do Now: Give two differences between fiction and nonfiction.
2) Students copied story vocabulary for "Stray" p. 22.
3) We reviewed plot diagram.
4) We read and discussed "Meet the Author" p. 23.
5) We read and discussed "Stray".
6) Students took notes on the plot of "Stray".

September 13, 2021
1) Students had time to complete ReadWorks.org assignment, "Canine Courage".
2) We discussed fiction and nonfiction.
3) We reviewed Reading Skill: Making a Prediction and Literary Analysis: Plot.
4) Students took notes about plot diagram.

September 10, 2021
1) Chromebook distribution was today.  If you the student did not bring in the signed paper, they did not get a chromebook.  Please make sure to print and then sign the form Dr. McCabe sent via email on Wednesday, September 8.  The students were also given a hard copy of the form on Thursday.  Please charge the chromebooks each day.
2) Students finished his/her drawing for 9-11.
3) ReadWorks.org article on "Canine Courage".  Students will have time to complete the questions on Monday.

September 9, 2021
1) Students had to turn in the ReadWorks.org assignment for September 11.
2) We discussed an image from The New Yorker magazine from October 29, 2001.
3) We discussed local heroes.
4) Students had a choice to write a letter or draw an image to thank a local hero.  (Students will finish the assignment tomorrow.)
5) Signed forms for a chromebook is due tomorrow.

September 8, 2021
1) Icebreaker to get to know the students.
2) Discussion about September 11, 2001.
3) ReadWorks.org article about September 11. If it was not  finished in class, must be done for homework.

September 7, 2021
1) We reviewed "Welcome Letter", "Classroom Guidelines", "Grading Policy", and "Course Syllabus".
2) Students filled out a worksheet, "Getting to Know a Middle Schooler".
3) Discussed Summer Reading Assignment.

September 6, 2021


I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. I look forward to meeting all of the students on September 7. If you need to contact me, please email me at dsmocovich@sapublicschools.com.