Classroom News

September22, 20202
1) Students completed a test on "Stray".
2) If students did not finish iReady Readaing Diagnostic, they need to complete it today.
3) Students completed Unit 1 "Choosing the Right Word" p. 17-18.  If this was not completed in class, students need to complete tonight.

September 21, 2020
1) Students completed iReady Reading Diagnostic Test.
2) Students who owe work can complete the assignments.  
3) Students had an opportunity to study for the test on "Stray" or practice Unit 1 Vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com.

September 18, 2020
Students started iReady Diagnostic Test.  They will finish it on Monday. 
There will be a test on "Stray" will be Tuesday, September 25.

September 17, 2020
1) We played Kahoot to review the key ideas of plot and "Stray".
2) We discussed singular nouns, plural nouns, and possessive nouns.

Tonight is Back to School Night starting at 6:00 pm.  The evening will start with a Zoom meeting with Dr. McCabe.

To join, please have your child log into his/her Google Classroom for each period. 


September 16, 2020
1) We reviewed "Stray".
2) We discussed nouns, common nouns, and proper nouns.
3) Students worked on p. 40 Practice A and Practice B.

September 15, 2020
1) We discussed the plot for "Stray".
2) Students completed a worksheet on the Literary Analysis Skill: Plot.
3) Students created a plot diagram for "Stray". If they did not finish it in class today, they need to complete it tonight.

Tomorrow is Open House during Periods 2 and 3.  
Tomorrow is Back to School Night starting at 6:00 pm.  The evening will start with a Zoom meeting with Dr. McCabe.

To join both events, please have your child log into his/her Google Classroom for each period. 


September 16, 2020
1) We reviewed Unit 1 vocabulary words.
2)We discussed nouns, common nouns, and proper nouns.
3) Students completed p. 40 Practice A and Practice B.

September 14, 2020
1) We read and discussed "Stray".
2) Students took notes on the setting, characters, and conflict.
3) Students started to answer the Critical Thinking questions on p. 28.  There is a document in Google Classroom for the students to answer the questions.


September 11, 2020
1) Do Now:  Students described what they see in The New Yorker magazine picture.
2) We discussed 9/11.
3) Students created either a letter to local heroes or drew a picture to thank the local heroes for the work they do.  Assignment gets turned in to Google Classroom.  Do Not Share the document or email the document with the teacher.  Add the assignment to the Google Classroom assignment.

September 10, 2020
1)  Students received notes on fiction and nonfiction.  
2) We discussed the Reading Skill: Making Predictions and the Literary Analysis Skill: Plot 
3)  Students copied the story words for "Stray" and the Word Study Latin Root -ation.
4) We met the author Cynthia Rylant.

We will read the story "Stray" next week and answer the questions for the story. 
Tomorrow we will discuss 9/11.

September 9, 2020
1) Students finished LinkIt Benchmark A.  Any student who needs extra time will need to join the extra help meeting at 1:00 pm.  Please send me a message and I will send the link code.  Codes are not active after class.
2) Students started copying Unit 1 vocabulary words.  Unit 1 words are located in Google Classroom.  Copy the word, part of speech, definition, antonyms, and synonyms for the word.

September 8, 2020
1) Students started to work on LinkIt Benchmark A.  They will finish the assignment tomorrow.  Codes are not active after class.
2) If students finished LinkIt Benchmark A, they had time to finish the ReadWorks.org assignments from Friday or work on Summer Reading assignment that is due on Friday, September 11.

September 4, 2020
1) We discussed the link in case a teacher is absent.
2) Students logged in and joined a classroom on ReadWorks.org.
3)  Students completed two documents on ReadWorks.

Have a great weekend!

September 3, 2020

1) Introduction of classroom rules, expectations, guidelines, and grading policy.
2) Introduced the classroom syllabus.
3) Showed the students Google Classroom and Teacher Page.
4) Students completed Ice Breaker.

September 2, 2020


Tomorrow is the first day of school.  Please make sure you have joined each Google Class using the Google Classroom codes or by the email.  The Google Meet is list in the classroom in the header.   I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.