Weeks of November 1 - 11
We've made it through the first marking period! Report cards have been distributed and we are moving quickly into the second marking period, which always goes so quickly with the holidays. I look forward to meeting with each parent at our conference times on November 17th, 21st, and 22nd. If you have not already done so, please schedule a time to meet with Mr. Munchel and me.
In writing, students have finished up the narrative unit and we have had a class writing celebration, sharing our pieces with each other. Students are now beginning an argument literary essay unit, learning how to craft a claim about a character, supporting it with reasons and evidence.
In reading, we have begun our nonfiction unit on the Civil War. Students are very engaged and excited about learning how this period of history unfolded. In the process, we are looking at nonfiction text structures, vocabulary, and author's point of view. We have had a number of wonderful books added to our library. I am encouraging students to really step up their commitment to reading, striving to read 60-90 minutes a day. Thank you for your support at home as they work to become literate, thoughtful citizens.
Please note the following important dates and deadlines:
Vocabulary quiz - Tues. Nov. 8
Graded DLR due - Tues. Nov. 8
Workshop Packet due - Tues. Nov. 8
Camo/Tie dye day - Wed. Nov. 9
Parent/Teacher conference window closes - Mon. Nov. 14
Parent Teacher conferences - Thurs. Nov. 17 5pm-8pm
Mon. Nov. 21 8am-8pm
Tue. Nov. 22 8am-noon
No school/Thanksgiving vacation - Nov. 21-Nov. 28
Back to school Nov. 29