Our story for Week 7 will be Little Firefly, by Terri Cohlene. Several people have pointed out that read-along versions of these stories are published on You-Tube, and Skyler K. has listened to them so often she's got whole passages memorized! What a great help that is when it comes to vocabulary expansion - and expressive oral reading! We will have another picture dictionary due on Thursday, Sept. 25. As this assignment is intended for quiz preparation and study, it doesn't make any sense for students to attempt to finish it up and turn it in late. It won't serve its purpose. The quiz on Little Firefly, both vocabulary and comprehension, will be on Friday, September 26. Here are the words that were introduced in class today, Friday, Sept. 12: puckered scowl singe gossip grove sway marveling soothing Although I distributed paper for this activity today and it was begun in class, there is nothing magical about the paper itself. It's just plain white copy paper. If it gets lost - replacing it is simple. Get another piece of paper! And to any students reading this Blog - here's a new challenge for you: write today's mystery word along with your full name on a slip of paper and bring it to the black tray on my back table on Monday, Sept. 22. You will be entered in a drawing to win the fast food lunch of your choice - courtesy of MRS. AGRESTA!! ..............and the mystery word is..............Algonquian (Shhhhhh! It's a mystery! Remember -your name, the word, black tray - top secret!) In English grammar, we continue to review basic parts of speech. We will talk about pronouns and will be doing activities with pronouns in class, and will have a quiz on Thursday, Sept. 25. Kids doing Moby Max are already advancing at an amazing rate! Today the kids who spent the most time on Moby Max this week earned free ice cream at lunch. So keep those daily totals rolling! We're checking! This week's spelling list will emphasize the sounds of /o/ and /i/. Here is a copy of the words that were distributed to your students today: mind smile thick wild fight bright moist soap crop pond shrink stack pride tight chose (NOT "CHOOSE!") polish lightning desire telephone swallow Spelling test will be Friday, Sept. 26. Agendas were to have been fully and completely updated for Reading, ELA/English Grammar, and spelling before dismissal today so families would have access to the plans for the week we come back!
Now Weebly and I are in a fight and Weebly is winning - not unexpected - so please disregard the tiny writing that seems to follow! It won't go away!