Week of 5/8
We will finish up our unit on punctuation this week and have a test Friday. We will also work on some reading comprehension skills.
Week of 5/1
Wordly Wise 20 is due Monday. Spelling and Wordly Wise test Tuesday. We will discuss and work on writing exam topic and adding details Wednsday and Thursday. Friday is the final Writing Exam.
Week of 4/24
Wordly Wise 19 due Monday. Spelling and vocabulary test Tuesday. Robert Frost poem recited Wednesday. Continue working with capitalization in writing on Thursday.
Race Day is Friday. Students should wear their green Race Day shirt. They may wear school appropriate shorts and tennis shoes. We will be outside most of the day, so please be mindful of the sun.
Week of 4/18
No Wordly Wise this week. We will go over the Writing Exam rubric and look at examples. Students will be given a packet to keep and reveiw to prepare for the Writing Exam that will be at the end of April or first of May. We will do our final school practice exam and score it based on the rubric. We will begin reviewing and learning new punctuation skills. Students will be given a work packte with notes and practice.
Poem is due next Wednesday
Week of 4/10
This week begins Holy Week. We will dismiss Thursday at noon. There will be no lunch and no after care services. We will observe a Living Stations of the Cross production by the 8th grade students at 11:00.
Wordly Wise 18 due Monday and the test will be Tuesday. Wednesday we will begin discussing essay and rubric for the end of year writing test.
Students should know at least half of the Robert Frost poem by the end of the week.
Week of 4/3
Wordly Wise 17 due this week.
We will continue working on pronoun/antecedent reference. Students will miss class Thursday due to a field trip.
April is National Poetry Month. Students will be required to learn and recite the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken". It will be due April 26. The poem is attached in my file at the bottom of the page.
Week of 3/27
WW16 Spelling and Vocabulary Test this week.
We will continue our unit on pronouns and work with pronoun/antecedant reference and indefinite pronouns
Mass is Monday at 9:45 with Bishop Kopacz
Denim Day is Friday benefitting Walls Food Pantry
Awards Day is Friday at 7:45
Week of 3/6
Last week before Spring Break!
We will finish slideshow presentations Monday on Greek gods and goddesses. We will review subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, indirect objects, and object of the prepositions along with pronouns the rest of the week. We will test Thursday. We will not test on WW16 until after Spring Break. PLEASE remember to use this time to work ahead on lessons and start studying early in order to be better prepared.
Week of 2/27
No Wordly Wise this week. We will be working on our essay and slideshow on Greek God/Goddess.
Ash Wednesday Mass is Wednesday at 1:40
Read Across America Day is Thursday. We will celebrate Dr. Seuss.
CBHS Jazz Band performance at 1:00
Week of 2/20
Wordly Wise 15 due Monday
Spelling and Wordly Wise Test Tuesday
Continue with pronouns in the objective and nominative case. Test Friday.
Week of 2/13
English - Wordly Wise 14 due Monday
Spelling and Wordly Wise 14 test Tuesday
Students will continue to review object of prepostions, direct objects, and indirect objects.
Week of 2/6
Review and discuss WW13 Monday and test Tuesday
Review pronouns in the objective case (object of preposition, direct object, and indirect object) Quiz Friday
Wordly Wise will be due on Mondays from now on and the test will be on Tuesdays.
So WW13 is due February 6th.
Spelling Help App
Anyone interested in spelling help, there is a free app called Vocabulary Spelling City. You need to create an account online at http://www.spellingcity.com then you can upload your spelling words into the app.
Reading and AR
We use Accelerated Reading at Sacred Heart to help improve reading skills. AR goals are set in my classroom based on individual reading levels. I allow students to read any book they choose, as long as it is within their ZPD range. Reading of any kind continues to develop fluency and comprehension. Students are allowed to use apps like "Audible" in order to listen to a book as they are reading. Please note, students MUST have the book in front of them to follow along, whether it is a paperback or e-reader. The whole goal is to increase READING skills. Following along with audible narration models fluency and intonation. However, just listening to a book on "tape" is NOT reading, therefore, not improving reading skills. Students are allowed to bring e-readers to school for reading purposes (Kindles, tablets, etc. - not phones) as long as they have headphones.