Week 20 (January 11-15, 2010)

National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis TN (image courtesy of Mrs. T)

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No school next Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Report cards went home in today’s Monday Folders.

Star of the WeekEvery Wednesday, for the remainder of the year, the class will interview its Star of the Week.  The Star can bring in photos and artifacts about her/him for display on Monday and must remove them by Friday.  This Wednesday‘s  Star of the Week is Kramer.  On deck (Wednesday, January 20):  Calli.  In the hole (Wednesday, January 27):  Kyle.

Download the “Week 20 for Parents” .zip file here from YouSendIt. It contains the:

  • Open Court story and vocabulary words
  • Mr. T’s spelling list
  • DOL (daily oral language) practice sheet and answer key
  • Mrs. Waide’s newsletter and spelling list

–Download a .zip file unpacker here (most computers will open this file automatically when you click on it. If not, you can find one here)

Math 5. Problem sets 64 – 67 will be due as homework this week. They should have plenty of time in class to complete homework. They will test this Friday.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two or three sentences daily in class and will test on some of the same sentences this Friday. Additionally, students will edit two similar sentences weekly for a quiz grade (to see if they can apply their newfound editing knowledge).

Spelling. Every student has a spelling list at their individual spelling level as determined by their Morrison-McCall test results (several kids spell well beyond the fourth grade age level). A copy of their list is sent home in their Monday Folder and a duplicate list kept at school.

Vocabulary. All students take a five word vocabulary test this Friday.

Shurley Grammar. Students will continue classifying “Pattern 2″ sentences and working with vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, and verb usage.

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