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WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2019

Grade 5
1.  Read chapter book for up to 15 minutes
2.  Record any new vocabulary words in planner

Grade 6
1.  Read chapter book for up to 20 minutes
2.  Note any new vocabulary words on planner
3.  Read passage entitled, "Letter from Jackie Robinson" and answer comprehension questions - DUE ON FRIDAY
TUESDAY,  January 15, 2019

Grade 5
1.  Read up to 15 minutes in chapter book
2.  Read passage entitled, "A Tale of Segregation:  Fetching Water", and answer the comprehension  questions

Grade 6
1.  Read chapter book for up to 20 minutes

MONDAY, January 14, 2019

Grade 5
1.  Read chapter book for up to 15 minutes; write new vocab words in planner
2.  Complete the Time For Kids magazine quiz - use the magazine!  Due Tomorrow

Grade 6
1.  Read chapter book for up to 20 minutes; note new vocab words in planner
2.  Complete the graphic organizer from the literature text, "Brother"  Due tomorrow
THURSDAY, January 10, 2019

Grade 5
1.  Read chapter book for up to 15 minutes
2.  Complete the vocabulary word worksheet and turn in tomorrow

Grade 6
1.  Read chapter book for up to 20 minutes

We have 24 fifth graders  and 20 sixth graders going to the  Pantano Christian Church on January 24th to support the nonprofit "Feed My Starving Children"!  Thanks to the rapid response on the permission slips!

The classes are beginning new novel units:
Grade 5 - "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"/Oral novel "Crenshaw"
Grade 6 - "Anne of Green Gables"/Oral novel "Woodsong"
Ask your student about these wonderful works of fiction and the autobiographical work of Gary Paulsen!

WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019

Grade 5
1.  Read chapter book for up to 15 minutes
2.  Complete reading vocabulary worksheet - 5 words - by Friday

Grade 6
1.  Read chapter book for up to 20 minutes
2.  Finish Independent Reading assignment on "The Perfect Pet" - due tomorrow, Thursday


COMMUNITY SERVICE
The fifth and sixth grades will be performing community service on Thursday, January 24th at the Pantano Christian Church.  A flyer was sent home before the holiday break and additional copies were distributed on Monday.  Students will be part of a team that will assemble specially designed dry food/nutrient packets for the organization 'Feed My Starving Children'.  It is a first come, first served basis but there are still some openings in grade 5.  For those of you who have responded and especially those parents/guardians who will be driving, thanks so much!  Drivers will be contacted next week to confirm if they will be needed (we are hoping the church will provide transpor…
TUESDAY, January 8, 2019

Grade 5
1.  Read chapter book for up to 15 minutes
2.  Read 2018 Year in  Review in latest Time for Kids magazine - be prepared to discuss on Wednesday
3.  Early Release on Wednesday,  January 9th
4.  Signed permission slip for trip to Pantano Christian Church on  Jan 24th to support the agency known as 'Feed My Starving Children'

Grade 6
1.  Read chapter book for up to 20 minutes
2.  Read Independent Practice passage entitled, "The Perfect Pet" and answer comprehension questions - due on Wednesday
Early release on Wednesday, January 9th
MONDAY, January 7, 2019

Grade 5
1.  Read chapter book for  up to 15 minutes
2.  Finish independent practice on "The Perfect Pet" - due tomorrow
3.  Hero presentations will resume tomorrow, Tuesday
4.  Chapter book check on Tuesday - be sure to bring in your current chapter book!

Grade 6
1.  Read chapter book for up to 20 minutes
2.  Finish independent practice on "The Call of the Wild" - due tomorrow
3.  Hero presentations will resume tomorrow - Tuesday
4.  Chapter book check on Tuesday - be sure to bring in your book!

Thank you all for the many wonderful and generous holiday gifts!!  I had surgery on my right hand, wrist and arm and cannot write legibly or there would be a big stack of  thank you cards - again, my heartfelt appreciation and I hope you all enjoyed a special break.  Welcome back to the second half of the year.  It is really going fast....