May 28, 2013 Summer vacation is here!! Children and their weary parents are dreaming of long summer evenings free of homework. What a relief it will be to put those books in the drawer or on the shelf and leave them there for a few months! Right? Wrong! The research is clear that children who do not read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect. Please encourage your student to "Read 1000 or more" pages this summer. READ MORE
May 20, 2013 IN CLASS This week students will write a letter of advice to incoming sixth graders, finish listening to the book, "This Side of Paradise," watch a movie with a similar setting to "This Side of Paradise," and take a field trip to the City Museum. Times and Dates City Museum Field Trip: Friday, May 24: Arrive to LMS between 6:30am-6:40am. Busses leave at 6:45am. Return to LMS at 5:00pm. Please pick your child up from LMS.
May 16, 2013 List 8 must reads on the back of your required summer reading log. List title and author for each book. Book titles should be underlined. After reading the book review, write 1 complete sentence to describe the book. Points will be taken off for errors with punctuation. ~ Please do NOT list 8 books in a series. List different authors and a variety of genres. The point is to find lots of literature that will keep you reading over the summer. ***Due Monday. READ MORE
May 14, 2013 Required Summer Reading Log
May 14, 2013 IN CLASS We began class with independent reading. Next, students finished sharing their retellings of their puppet show based on a commonly read novel. We ended class with students sharing their creative writing in small groups. HOMEWORK No homework. 6th grade field trip Friday, May 24: Arrive at school at 6:45 am
May 9, 2013 http://www.schooltube.com/video/bce895df416c4aefad63/
May 6, 2013 IN CLASS We began class with independent reading. Small groups discussed their chosen novel and the final project, which will be a puppet show. Puppets and retellings were prepared. HOMEWORK Read 20 minutes or more each day. No read alouds for the remainder of the year. Coming Up Scholastic reading inventory assessment on Wednesday.
Apr 29, 2013 IN CLASS We began class with independent reading. Next, students began editing their creative writing pieces. Small groups discussed their chosen novel and the final project, which will be a puppet show. HOMEWORK Read 20 minutes or more each day. Type or hand write the final draft of the creative writing sheet. Due Thursday. No read alouds for the remainder of the year. Coming Up 4th quarter extended response assessment on Wednesday.
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