Sunday, April 26, 2015


I can't believe how fast that break went. Hopefully you enjoyed your time with family or friends. Please read all of the important information below.  Rave on!

Morning and Lunch Cafe: The cafe is now open this week during the morning and lunch time. SINGERS only. 

State Float:  Due on Friday. Get ready for a big day. The parade will begin at 12pm. After lunch the states will have a couple of minutes to show off their float in the classroom. ALL FLOATS NEED TO BE PICKED UP ON FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL.  

            §  The state flag
§  The state flower
§  The state bird
§  The state tree
§  The state animal
§  The state fossil
§  The state song
§  The state’s motto
§  The state’s nickname
§  The state’s major industry
§  The state’s major point of interest

ELA: The Fireballs will officially begin their Persuasive Essay Writing unit. It should take about 4 weeks. They'll learn how to look at mentor texts to help understand this genre, generate ideas for writing persuasive essay, learn effective strategies for writing persuasive essays, and express opinions, support it with evidence, and convey thoughts appropriately. We'll also look at issue, point of view, evidence and examples.

Read Aloud - Sophia's War by Avi. 
  • R.CCR.5. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
  • R.CCR.1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Classical Roots Lesson 16 - Review of Lessons 13, 14, and 15 (committee, position, composition, relate, fractional, interruption, reflect, fracture, basement, communicate, exposure, dispose)

Wordly Wise: Lesson 6: abolish, agony, catapult, character, denounce, escalate, grim

Book Club - The students are working in pairs. They're focusing on plot, characters, setting, conflict, resolutions, themes, literary devices, questions, etc.

History-Social Science: The test will be this Thursday. The test will consist of short -answer questions, multiple choice, and vocabulary. Here are some major and guiding questions the students can review: We'll go over the study guide tomorrow in class.

  • What events led to the American Revolution?
  • How did colonists work together?
  • Why did colonists declare independence?
  • Who caused change in the colonies?
  • What are some of the major battles during the Revolution?
  • How did other nations help the Patriots?
  • What role did women play during the Revolution? 
  • What was life like in the colonies during the Revolution?
  • How did the American Revolution affect the creation of state governments?
  • How did the United States move into western lands?

Grammar: The students will focus on simple and complex sentences, fragments, run-ons, and nouns. The students will use IXL to help bolster skills.

Math: Time to focus on Unit 10: pan-balance problems, algebraic expressions, speed and distance, and rules, tables, and graph.

Science: We will continue to study Matter.

Camp W: Summer Sessions
Session 1: July 6 - 16
Session 2: July 20 - 30


Songs to Sing and Learn
  • Here I am - UB40
  • Terrible Love - The National
  • To go Home - M Ward
  • Rave on - Buddy Holly
  • Everyday - Fiona Apple
  • Blitzkreig Bop - The Ramones
  • Tracey Thorn - The Book of Love

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