Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year! ELA/Homeroom assignments will be added to this feed as they come available. If assignment documents are needed, I will add them the the list on the left. I look forward to learning with you this year! :)
Due Tuesday 12/15 - All writing components of Explorer's Notebook (see expectation sheet to the left) - we will proofread, revise, and edit in class Tuesday and Wednesday morning
Find a book (or two) to read over the winter break! :)
Week of 11/30/15 - 12/4/15:
Due Thursday 12/3 - Poem inspired by "Belltower" due (see poem and process sheet to the left)
Week of 11/16/15-11/20/15:
Due Thursday 11/19 - Traveling Notebook Project due (Lynn to mail over Thanksgiving Break)
Week of 10/19-10/21/15:
Due Monday 10/19 - Grab Bag Presentations happening today
Due by Tuesday 10/20 - "My Name" piece of writing (or include in "My Hometown"
Wednesday 10/21 Local Issues work in class due
We'll be working on setting up portfolios and reflecting on reading and writing progress this week as well.
Week of 10/12 - 10/16/15:
Due Thursday 10/15 - "My Hometown" Best draft (see expectation sheet to the left along with self-editing sheet)
Due by Friday 10/16 - Jane Goodall Poem final draft
Due by Friday 10/16 - Grab Bag Notes due - Presentations Monday 10/19
Week of 10/5 - 10/9/15:
Due Tuesday 10/6 - "Eyes" Artist Statement (see expectation sheet to the left)
Due Wednesday 10/7 - Best draft of Jane Goodall response poem
Due Thursday 10/8 - Final 100 Elk Vignette with all previous drafts and revision work
Due next Friday 10/16 - Grab Bag Notes (Presentations on 10/19) - see expectation sheet to the left
Week of 9/28-10/2/15:
By Tuesday 9/29 - Finish Jane Goodall's autobiography "My Life with the Chimps"
By Tuesday 10/6 Artists statement on "Eyes" due in final form (see attachment to the left)
Week of 9/21-9/25/15:
By Wednesday 9/23 - Profile articles published
By Thursday 9/24 - 100 Elk Vignettes published
Each day in DEAR (and at home) read Jane Goodall's "My Life with the Chimps" - bring book/packet and thoughts to discuss each day
Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!
Week of 5/18 -5/22/15:
Due Monday 5/18 - "This I Believe" Outlines at the beginning of class
Due Tuesday 5/19 Draft of "This I Believe" essay to workshop in class (see checklist to the left)
Tuesday 5/19 8:45-9:45AM Learning Without Walls Museum for whole school @ cafeteria
Thursday 5/21 9:00-10:00AM Mini Society Market Day #2 @ cafeteria
Learning without Walls Class Presentations Monday and Tuesday in homeroom
Passageworks classes on Tuesday after lunch!
Week of 5/11 - 5/15/15:
Passageworks classes begin this week - Monday and Thursday during A&S time!
Due Wednesday. 5/13 "Looking back through my telescope" poem
Friday 5/15/15 - LWW Presentations fo 7-week projects begin
Over the weekend please work on "This I Believe" outlines - due Monday latest
Week of 4/13 - 4/16:
CMAS testing for 5th graders - catch up on DEAR reading
6th graders will meet in writing groups with Lynn or Peter Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
By Monday 4/12: Liar and Spy Prezi presentations due to Lynn with rubric completed (please share Prezi link with me via Google Classroom comment and turn paper rubric into basket)
Week of 4/6 - 4/10:
Work on Liar and Spy Prezi Presentation - Computer lab time on Monday (see rubric to the left)
Week of 3/31 - 4/2:
Work on Liar and Spy final planning mind map
By Friday 4/2 Mind Map due for in-class review - we will begin building Prezis Monday with computer lab time (see expectations to the left)
Week of 3/2 - 3/6/15:
By Monday 3/9 Tween Tribune #2 (Your choice of article! Read 5! Quiz of 5! Comment on 5!
Have a fabulous conference!
Week of 2/9 - 2/19/15:
By Wednesday 2/18 Poetry study final copies with artwork in special poetry journals (please turn back into basket all of your poetry work on this unit so we can discuss/demonstrate at conferences)
Tuesday 2/17 Poetry Terms Quiz
By Friday 2/13 Poetry Terms Study Guide due for Quiz next Tuesday (see guide at the left and your writing notebooks)
Week of 2/3 - 2/6/15:
By Wednesday 2/4 Final drafts of four poems due along with all drafts with evidence of revision per our mini- lessons (see final list of what to turn in on the left)- Poem types: Self-portrait; Where Poetry Hides; Memory; Surroundings - Revision Strategies: line/stanza breaks; word choice and clarity; musical tools
By Tuesday 2/3 Tween Tribune Assignment due (please see expectations to the left)
Week of 1/20 - 1/26/15:
By Friday 1/23 Drafts of four poems ready to revise Monday (Self-portrait; Where Poetry Hides; Memory; Surroundings)
By Monday 1/26 Reading Letter due on independent reading book
Week of 1/6-1/1615:
Adjective Work due 1 (please see worksheet to the left)
By Friday 1/16 Time Capsule work due (please see expectation sheet to the left)
Week of 12/15 - 12/20/14:
Thurs. 12/18 Author's Chair Reading Pourquoi Stories in class :)
By Wed. 12/17 Bring final gifts of writing to share creativity (please see expectation sheet for details)
By Wed. 12/17 Color Tree Artist Statements due (please see expectation sheet and mentor texts in class)
Week of 12/1 - 12/10/14:
By Wed. 12/10 Submit rough draft of "Gift of Writing" for review (see to the left for expectation sheet). Please revise and edit independently and complete Electronic Request for Feedback.
By Mon. 12/8 FInal "Pourquoi Story" with all revisions and edits made AND Writer's Memo thoughtfully completed. Print a final copy and attach it and WM to all previous work. You will find expectation sheet and Writer's Memo template to the left.
Week of 11/17-11/21:
By Fri. 11/21 Grammar Packet - Noun work due (on left)
By Fri. 11/21 Submit "Porquoi Story" for review. Please make sure to submit both paperwork to basket (Self Revise & Self Edit) and Electronic Request for Feedback
By Fri. 11/21 Final "Color Poem" due with Writer's Memo (see to the left for this form)
By Thurs. 11/20 Reading Email Letter #3 due (see expectations on the left)
Week of 11/10-11/14:
By Fri. 11/14 Verb Table due (pdf to the left)
By Fri. 11/14 3-Pages of writing on Take Home Writing Notebook due (something old, new, and choice)
By Wed. 11/12 Submit "Color Poem" for review. Please make sure to submit both paperwork to basket (Revise & Edit and Workshop) and Electronic Request for Feedback
Week of 11/3-11/7:
By Fri. 11/7 Noun Table due (pdf to the left)
Week of 10/20-10/24:
By Tues. 10/21 "Very Best Copy" and writer's memo due (see Very Best Copy Checklist AND Writer's Memo Template to the left)
By Mon. 10/20 Draft of Choice Writing piece to share in peer workshopping groups - Submit to Lynn with "Revise vs. Edit" complete by Tues. 10/21 for review.
By Mon. 10/20 Reading Letter #2 emailed to Lynn (see expectations to the left)