Monday, December 13, 2010

Homework

Monday
Weekly Essentials 9
Finish reading in literature book
pgs 762-763 Folk Literature
pgs 776-778 Cause and Effect
pgs 791 EOG practice
pg 792 Cause and Effect
pg 800 Read and do activity

Wednesday
Finish Weekly Essentials

Research paper and bibliography due Friday

Friday
All research is due and Permission for movie!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Edmodo

Don't forget to get onto Edmodo to talk about novels you are reading and things that we are doing in class.

Research/Assignments this Week

Students have been researching Greek and Roman Gods for a project grade. They will use this information to write a research paper on Tuesday. Please make sure your child has completed the work by tomorrow. You can look in my useful links and I have added a few for mythology. We will start reading mythology in our text book at the end of the week. Thanks!

Homework

Monday
Students should be finished with their research.
Weekly Essentials
Study Vocabulary Words Lessons 1-7

Tuesday
Students should have finished rough draft of essay, bibliography and research
Students should study Lessons 1-7 for a Test tomorrow

Wednesday
Finish Essay Rough Draft

Friday
Read and turn in any missing work

Friday, December 3, 2010

Vocabulary Review

We will have a vocabulary test on Lessons 1-7 on Tuesday. Students should review their weekly essentials to prepare for test.
Thanks!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Homework

Monday
Greek Mythology Worksheet
Weekly Essentials

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Copy Right Free Friendly Websites

http://search.creativecommons.org/

http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic98.htm

http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/cfimages.html

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you are able to spend time with your families! If you have any free time, get onto Edmodo and talk about your novels. You can also look for songs, videos and photos for your book trailers. Don't forget to read :)
Mrs. King

Monday, November 22, 2010

Homework

Monday
Please make sure to turn in I am Thankful Poems, Weekly Essentials Lesson 6, and complete Storyboards. You will need to have Recipe assignment with you on Tuesday.

Tuesday

Work on your booktrailers at home! Read and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Booktrailers

A great website for booktrailers!!
http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/

Friday, November 19, 2010

Scholastic

Students are bringing home new scholastic forms. Definitely take advantage of these great prices on books.....They would be great Christmas presents!
Happy Holidays!

Online ordering:

www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation code: GPMFF

Monday, November 15, 2010

Homework

Monday
Bring in all books
Reading Survey due
Report Card due
Book Trailer-What novel are you going to do? Decision by tomorrow.
Tuesday
No homework

Wednesday
finish story board
Work on Weekly Essentials
Read novel

Thursday
Finish Poem
Finish Weekly Essentials

Friday
Read novel

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reading Survey

Students received a reading survey/reflection today. They should complete this and return it by Friday. There is also a page for parents. Please take the time and fill this out. Your input is very important.
Thank You!
Mrs. King

Edmodo

I have created an account with Edmodo. This is a site that students can talk about the books that they are reading. They will need to create their own account and use my class code.
Class Code: 1z3anb

Homework 11-8-10 through 11-12-10

Core 1, 2, 3 & 4
Students will receive a Vocabulary Weekly Essential every Monday and the packet is due on Friday.
Read Novel every night

Tuesday
Weekly Essentials
Read Novel

Wednesday

Weekly Essential
Response in Reader's Notebook
Reading Survey

Thursday
Weekly Essential
Read Novel

Friday
Weekly Essential Due
Read Novel
Scholastic Due Monday
Reader's Survey Due Monday
All of Mrs. King's Books need to be turned in by Monday!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Edmodo

I am in the process of setting up an account with Edmodo. I will provide students with an access code so they can create an account.
www.bcswan.edmodo.com
Class Code: 1z3anb

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Homework

Wednesday
Weekly Essentials
Read novel
Book Talks

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Class Discussion

We will be finishing our unit on Short Stories within the next few weeks. Students seem to enjoy using ghost stories and some of the stories out of the literature book. The field trip to UNCW was successful. The kids really enjoyed watching plays of the short stories that we have read in class. Also, we have been focusing on the elements of a short story (plot, characters, theme, setting and conflict). We will start Mythology next.

Students are still reading their novels everyday in school. Please make sure that they are reading at home as well. I have added a lot of books to my classroom library for students to find books of interest. Everyone seems to enjoy reading a novel of choice. They are required to read certain genres. You can check their Reader's Notebook to see if they are meeting the genre requirements. They should have read at least 7 books by the end of the nine weeks.

Students can order books out of scholastic. Every time a parent places an order online, I get a free book for the classroom library!

The end of the nine weeks is soon. Report Cards will go home on November 9th. Please make sure all makeup work is turned in by Friday.
Thanks!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Homework

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Weekly Essentials Vocabulary
Read Novel

Friday
Read novel
Be prepared for book talks
Turn in any missing work

Monday, October 18, 2010

Homework

Monday, Tuesday
Read your novel :)

Wednesday
Read your novel

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Homework

Wednesday
Core 1, 2, 3, 4

Weekly Essentials due Thursday
Read Novel
Finish "Eleven" Questions

Thursday
Readers Notebook make a connection with your novel.
Analogies worksheet due

Friday
Read Novel :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Homework

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Weekly Essentials-Reading skills
Read Novel
Book Talks-think about a book that you have read recently that you would like to share with the class.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Vocabulary Worksheet

I know the worksheet is very difficult. If you have access to dictionary.com, please use this website. Make sure that you look at whether or not is an adjective, noun or verb. This will change the definition and meaning of the word. We will go over the worksheet on Monday and you will have a quiz on the words. Have a great weekend!
Mrs. King

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Homework

Monday
Finish The Lady and the Spider
Finish questions

Tuesday

Weekly Essentials (Vocabulary)
Read Novel
Test tomorrow

Wednesday
Weekly Essentials
Read Novel

Thursday
Weekly Essentials
Read Novel

Friday
Weekly Essentials Due
Read Novel

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Donors Choose

I have created an account with donorschoose.org. This is a great way for teachers to receive donations for projects in their classroom. I have asked for books :) I am very excited about my page and really hope that people are inspired to donate to my classroom ! :)
Mrs. King

www.donorschoose.org/crystalking

Monday, September 20, 2010

Homework

Monday
Core 1, 2, 3 & 4
Read novels
Reader's notebook write about conflicts that are happening in your novel....at least two paragraphs.

Tuesday
Core 1, 2, 3 & 4
Get photo release form signed

Wednesday
Core 1, 2, 3, &4
Read novels
Finish Drive In Movies and answer questions 1-6

Thursday
Core 1, 2, 3 & 4
Test tomorrow on Drive In Movies!
Read Novel!

Friday
Core 1, 2, 3, & 4
Read your novels :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Your Literature Book online


http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/

If you forget your book at school, you can read it online!!
username: CrystalKing
password: 6thgradecs


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Progress Report

Please sign the progress report and make a statement about whether or not you read the letter attached.
Thanks!
Mrs. King

Two Signatures Please!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

homework

Tuesday
Core 1
read novel

Core 2
Read novel

Core 3
Stray and answer questions in literature book

Core 4
read novel

Wednesday
Core 1, 2, 3, & 4
Students need to get signatures on their progress report and turn that in tomorrow.
Students should read their novels.

Core 1, & 2 & 4
Students need to finish Stray and answer questions

Thursday
Core 1
Read novels

Core2
read novel and finish story map

Core 3
finish Drive-In-Movies and answer questions
read novels

Core 4
read novels

Friday
Happy Reading!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

This Week!!

Field trip money is due Friday! There are no exceptions! We have to mail the money Friday afternoon.

Scholastic is Due Tuesday! :)
Thanks,
Mrs. King

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Assignments

Unfortunately, because I was out for the couple of days I do not have a lot of grades for the students. Right now students should have a homework grade for Fiction and Nonfiction notes and a project grade. (We have been presenting for a couple of days.) If they did not do their homework or the project, then they are failing my class. Progress reports will be going home next week.
Thanks,
Crystal King

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Homework

Tuesday
Core 1, 2, 3, 4

Read your novels :)

Wednesday
Core 1, 2, 3, 4

Read novels
Finish notes from last week
Turn in any late projects
Organize Reader's notebook

Thursday
Core 3
Reader's notebook....make a prediction about what will happen next in your novel. This must go in your notebook. This assignment should be a page long.
example:
Dear Mrs. King,
I am reading TrueSight by Dtahler. So far their is a little girl named Delaney, who belongs to a colony of people who can not see.....................I predict that she will try to run away. I believe that her father who is the leader of the council and colony, will be very upset. They are not allowed to talk about or even think about leaving the colony or what they wished they could see. I am sure she will get into a lot of trouble. Jacob a boy in this story is about to turn 13. He is best friends with Delaney. He loves how carefree and brave she is. He wishes that he could be different like her. My prediction is that he will turn "different" on his 13th birthday. I am very anxious to see what happens next.
Core 4
Finish reading Greyling and while you are reading make two predictions. Make sure to write these predictions down in your agenda.
Friday
Core 1
Finish reading "Greyling" and write down the elements of the story. Characters, setting of the story, plot, conflict, theme, point-of-view

Core 2
Read

Core 3
Read

Core 4
Read

Scholastic Bookclub

Book Club Order Due Date : September 13th!




Online Ordering Information
Web address: scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation Code: GPMFF

Dear Parent,

Now it's easier than ever to find the right books for your child รข€” and help us earn FREE books for our classroom library at the same time!

With new online ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs, you can choose from a much wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card.

Best of all, our class earns a FREE book every time a parent places their order online.

It's so simple! Here's how it works:

• SIGN UP at www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the parent page, click the "Don't have a User Name and Password?" link, then register for your own username and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This code ensures that your order is sent to me.
• SELECT the books you'd like to order from over 500 titles available online...and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts.
• SEND your order to me online by the due date. Books will be delivered directly to our classroom, as always.

Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not experience for yourself how convenient it is to order online?

Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure. Plus our whole class benefits thanks to the FREE books we'll earn with every parent online order.

Go to www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs now to get started.


Thank you,

Mrs. King

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Autobiography Project

Autobiography project is due tomorrow!!!
The only homework that students have for me tonight is this project :)
Thanks,
Mrs. King

Reading

Everyone should have a novel to read by the end of the day. Students are required to read 30 novels this school year for my class. I know that it seems like a lot but I am allowing students to chose their own books. We will also have time in class everyday to read. I am looking forward to this reading challenge and sharing novels with the students. I hope this provides a reading community for each child. Hopefully, this will encourage them to become life long readers.
Thanks,
Mrs. King

*students can order books online at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
class activation code: GPMFF
Every time a student places an order on line I will receive a free book for my classroom library!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Autobiography Project

Autobiography Assignment: Due Friday

Students are required to come up with a project that is a “quick” autobiography of their lives. This is a great way for students to share things about themselves that others may not know.

Students may create posters, cubes, PowerPoints or use Glogster EDU to share their information.
If you are using Glogster your usernames and passwords will be ready Tuesday.

Glogster EDU is a tool to create online multimedia “posters” that can incorporate all types of elements into a visual space: links, images, text, videos, music, and more. Students will have multiple ways to express themselves and to learn from each other, making it easy to differentiate and engage each student. The ad-free EDU community offered by Glogster is designed to alleviate the problems of inappropriate content and contact with “outsiders” not welcome in my class’s electronic community.

Autobiography Project Requirements:

1. All sides or spaces consist of information about your life.
2. Objects that represent you/your life are put inside of biocube or brought to class. Student must have at least two objects. See me about pictures for powerpoints and Glogster.
3. Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics/pictures, effects, etc. to enhance project.
4. Product shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive.

Homework

Core 1, 2, 3, 4
Monday
Work on Autobiography Project

Tuesday
Students should read pages 4 & 5 in the literature book.
Students should take cornell notes on these pages. Look for words in bold print.

Wednesday

Core 1
Work on Autobiography Project
Core 2
Work on Autobiography Project
and finish notes on pages 4-5
Core 3
Work on Autobiography Project
Elements of Fiction for the story "Greyling"
Core 4
Finish notes on pages 4 & 5
Work on Autobiography Project

Thursday
Autobiography Project

Glogster

If you are using Glogster EDU, I will have your usernames and passwords ready tomorrow. You can create a paper copy of the information that you want to add to your electronic poster and then create the project tomorrow when you get home.
Thanks!
Mrs. King

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homework

Core 1:
Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork :)

Welcome 6th Graders!!

I just wanted to welcome you to a new school year at SBMS. Unfortunately, I missed the first couple of days because I had jury duty. My first day with our sixth grade students will be Friday. I am looking forward to meeting everyone!
Thanks,
Mrs. King

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Open Gym

Unfortunately, I have to cancel open gym again. I woke up this morning sick and will not be able to attend. Next week, I have a teacher workshop so I will not be able to have it then either. I think at this point that I need to cancel open gym for the summer and start back up during the school year. I am sorry for the inconvenience! Ladies continue to practice at home.
Coach King

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Volleyball Open Gym

Open Gym has been cancelled. I will not be able to go out to the school July 28, 2010. Sorry the baby has been sick. :(
I will let you know as soon as I can go back out to the school.
Thanks,
Mrs. King

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Open Gym at SBMS

Open Gym at SBMS has been cancelled for July 14th and the 21st. I will let you know when I am having it again.
Thanks,
Coach King

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Open Gym

Open Gym
Wednesday July 7th
8am-11am

If the turn out is low, we will be done at 10am.
Please park in the back because of the construction.
Thanks,
Mrs. King

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Volleyball

Hi girls! I wanted to inform you about a volleyball camp that BCC is having in July. This would be a great opportunity for you to learn the basic volleyball skills and rules. I highly recommend that you attend. For those of you that already know how to play, this would be an opportunity for you to "brush up" on your skills.

BCC Volleyball Camp
July 19-20, 9am-12pm
Ages 9-17
Price $75.00
Come join BCC Women's Volleyball Conference Champs as they host Volleyball Camp. This camp is for the beginner to intermediate player, focusing on basic volleyball skills and rules. Girls will learn proper fundamentals, which are the key to becoming a successful volleyball player. Each player will leave camp with the knowledge of team work. Knee pads are not required but encouraged.

(They offer other great camps this summer! Check out their summer camp flyer on the BCC website!)


I will also hold an open gym this summer on Wednesday mornings from 8am-11am. Please check my website in case I can not make it every Wednesday. Starting Next Wednesday :)

Please share this with your friends!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 12th-16th

Students will finish chapters 9-12 and complete chapter sheets. They will have a quiz on Monday. Tuesday they will start chapters 13-15 and complete a vocabulary worksheet. They need to make sure that they are keeping up with their chapter sheets. By the end of the week students should finish the novel and be prepared for the final test on Number the Stars. They will have two projects that will be due the following week.

After the novel, we will begin our unit on Poetry and finish the year with EOG review. Please look for a packet that they can work on at home to prepare them for the EOGs.

Students need to continue writing homework down in their agenda. I will be leaving for maternity leave during Spring Break and homework will no longer be posted on the Internet. It will only be posted in the classroom.

Enjoy Your Spring Break!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Number the Stars Notebook

Number the Stars Notebook Check

___Holocaust Web Quest
___Chapter Sheet 1
___Chapter Sheet 2
___Chapter Sheet 3
___Worksheet 1-3
___Where in the World are You Map
___Chapter Sheet 4
___Quiz Chapters 1-4
___Chapter Sheet 5
___Chapter Sheet 6
___Worksheet 4-6
___Drawing of Favorite Scene
___Journal Response Option 1 or 2
___Chapter Sheet 7
___Vocabulary Worksheet for Chapters 7-9
___Questions Worksheet for Chapters 7-9
___Chapter Sheet 8
___Chapter Sheet 9
___Vocabulary Worksheet for Chapters 10-12
___Chapter Sheet 10

Homework

Monday
Students need to "catch up" on work. They should be on chapter 10. Students need to organize notebook for a notebook check. Notebook check and Quiz soon!!

Tuesday
No homework

Wednesday
Students need to make sure that they reorganize their notebooks. Several students were missing work or information for the notebook check today. I expressed to my students how important it was to keep all of their work for their notebook.

Thursday
Enjoy your Spring Break!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Missing Work

If your child is missing work, it is most likely from February 12th-19th. Please look at the post for Friday February 19th and there will be a list of assignments. The literature book is online and all of the assignments can be found there. All missing work is due by Friday March 26th. I can not accept work after Friday.
Thanks!
Mrs. King

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

End of 9 weeks

The end of the 9 weeks is March 30th. All grades have to be in before that. Any missing work must be turned in by Friday March 26th. I will not accept work after this day.
Thanks!
Mrs. King

Homework

Monday
No homework
Tuesday
No homework
Students can study Poetry notes
Wednesday
No homework
Thursday
Progress Report signed
All missing work is due tomorrow!
Friday
Progress reports are due Monday. I will also start checking chapter sheets. Students should have chapter sheets 1-9 completed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Poetry Review

Students will probably see Poetry on the benchmark and it will definitely be on the EOGs. Here are a few terms that we have been discussing: (Buckle Down Books)

Line: row of words

Stanza: lines grouped together like paragraphs

Sound Effects
Rhyme- repetition of sounds

Rhythm- the "beat" of a poem

Alliteration- the repetition of the first consonant sounds. "Polly Parker picks a peck of peculiar petunias."

Dialect- a variety of language spoken by a certain group of people. The poet uses dialect to create sound.

Figurative Language
Simile: a comparison using like or as. "The fish's scales sparkled in the sunlight like rare jewels." The scales are being compared to jewels using the word like.

Metaphor: a comparison not using like or as. "Jacob's new puppy is an eating machine."

Personification: gives animals or objects human qualities. "The chocolate cake on the counter called out to Jared, begging him to take a bite."

Hyperbole: extreme exaggeration usually to make a point or to get a laugh. "That girl could run from New York all the way to Wyoming without stopping."

Types of Poetry
Light Verse -funny or playful poem
Narrative Poetry- poetry that tells a story
Haiku -3 line Japanese Poem (5-7-5)
Lyric Poetry- musical quality
Sonnet-14 lines usually rhymes
Blank Verse-poetry that doesn't rhyme but has a pattern or beat
Free Verse-no particular rhyme or pattern
Pattern Poetry-poetry that follows a pattern
Limerick-5 line poem with a rhyme scheme of aabba with a punch line
Concrete Poems-shape poem

Other Terms:
analogy: a comparison of two things

image: a vivid picture the poem paints in the reader's mind

sensory words: words that appeal to the senses....touch, taste, smell, sound, or sight

symbol: something that stands for something else....a dove is often used as a symbol of peace.

Monday, March 15, 2010

1st Journal Response

Option 1
AnneMarie's best friend is Jewish. Have you ever had a friend with a different religion or nationality? How were you alike? How were you different? Did this matter to you or anybody else?


Option 2
These Chapters tell about a time when people are frightened. Write about a time when you were afraid. Who was there? Would you feel differently if faced with the same situation today?

Homework

Monday
Chapter sheets 1-6, Worksheets, Journal Response, Star of David

Tuesday
Chapter 7

Wednesday
Chapter Sheet 7
Vocabulary Worksheet 7-9

Thursday
Chapter Sheet 8

Friday
Students should have Chapter 9 sheet completed and should have started on the questions. They can work on this over the weekend if they did not finish in class.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saturday School

Ask your child if they received a letter about Saturday School......
Dear Parents/Guardians,
In an effort to help your child perform his/her best on the End of Grade test in May, South Brunswick Middle School is offering Saturday school from 8:30-11:30 AM. This is an opportunity to ensure that your child receives all of the remediation he/she may need to do his/her best. Please make sure that your child has breakfast and arrives at school on time and ready to learn. It is also very important that you arrive to pick up your child at 11:30 AM.
We hope that you will take advantage of this special opportunity to help your child get a three or four on the End of Grade test the first time! As always, it is our goal for every child to do well.
Thank you for doing all you can to help your child be successful!
Sincerely,
Mrs. King, Ms. Powell, and Mrs. Jones

Dates of Saturday School opportunities:
March 13th, 27th
April 17th, 24th
May 1st, 15th, 22nd

If your child did not receive a letter and you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please let us know and we will place your child in the next Saturday School.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Homework

Monday
Finish all classwork....chapter sheets, map worksheet and vocabulary
Get Agenda signed daily!!!

Tuesday
Study for Quiz (Chapters 1-4) using chapter sheets

Wednesday
No Homework

Thursday
Finish Worksheet

Friday
Students should be finished with Chapter Sheets 1-6. If not they need to complete them over the weekend. They also have questions 1-8 on their recent vocabulary worksheet that they were supposed to complete in class. They can finish the journal response on Monday.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Novel

We have started Number the Stars in class. Students will have to keep up with a notebook as we read. They are responsible for creating a chapter sheet for each chapter. This consist of characters of the chapter, the setting of the chapter and the plot (a summary) of the chapter. We have gone over Chapters 1 & 2 and the first chapter sheet. Students completed a vocabulary sheet for Chapters 1-3 on Friday. They seem to really enjoy the novel so far.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Homework

Tuesday
Get Progress Report Signed

Wednesday
Get Progress Report Signed

Thursday
finish Chapter Sheets 1 & 2

Friday
No Homework

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Holocaust Web Quest Due Friday

You will be researching background information on the Holocaust. Go to these sites for information. You will read the first website and go through each page, including photos and videos. Extra information can be obtained on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website. Click on “Articles A-Z” then look up topics.
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/btt/holocaust/
http://www.ushmm.org/
1. What is the Holocaust?
2. Who was affected by the Holocaust?
3. What happened?
4. When did this start?
5. Who was involved?
6. What is Genocide?
7. What is Anti Semitism?
8. What is the Nazi Party?
9. Persecution of the Jews began with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party’s rise to power. What year was this?
10. What was the objective/goal of the “Final Solution”?
11. How many Jews died?
12. What percentage of European Jews was killed by 1945?
13. What did the Nazi do on Kristallnacht?
14. What does “pogrom” mean?
15. What was the outcome for Jews from Kristallnacht?
16. What are concentration camps?
17. What started WWII?
18. What were the “Jewish Ghettoes”?
19. How were these used by the Nazi?
20.Who are the SS and what did they do?
21. What does Liberation mean?
22.What happened to the Nazi leaders?
23.Which country was most famous for help in rescuing Jews? (go to holocaust museum page)

Homework

Monday
Get letter signed

Tuesday
No Homework

Wednesday
No Homework

Thursday
Finish Web Quest

Friday
No Homework

Monday, February 22, 2010

Letter Sent Home Today

Dear Parents,
We will start our first class novel, Number the Stars, this week. The novel deals with the Holocaust and teaches a great theme, tolerance. Before we begin the novel, it is important that students have background information on the Holocaust. They will begin researching the Holocaust in a couple of days using a website from the social studies textbook and from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Please review the websites listed below. These are informative websites which allow students to read and listen to videos about the Holocaust. We will do a basic research project of who, what, when, where and why. This can be a wonderful opportunity for students to discuss what they are doing at school with their family. I encourage you to talk with your child about questions that they may have as we study the Holocaust. Most students are very excited and interested in learning about the Holocaust. While the events of this tragedy are horrific and shocking, the rich educational opportunities that it encompasses can not be denied. It is my hope that each student will gain a new perspective not only on the world, but their fellow students as well. Teaching Tolerance is a constant theme in 6th grade literature and it is very important for students to understand and learn. Number the Stars is an excellent novel and I hope they enjoy reading it.
Thanks,
Mrs. King
Resources:
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/btt/holocaust/
http://www.ushmm.org/
Nonfiction books and videos in our library based on the Holocaust
Number the Stars
*you can go to my website, www.mycsclass.blogspot.com, and you can go to the links on the Holocaust.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Homework

I have been out this week. Students have had a lot of work. They need to make sure that it is all done by Monday. It will be separate Class Work Participation Grades. All work should be stapled and labeled with titles and page numbers.
Friday's Work 2-12-10
Cornell Notes pg 762-763
Read Story (The Tiger Who Would Be King and The Ant and the Dove) 780-781 and answer questions 1-8 on page 782.
Write a fable on page 783
Connecting to Literature
Monday
Review Notes and Finished work from Friday
Tuesday
Connecting to Literature
James and the Giant Peach pg 825-832
Questions 1-4
pg 833 Comparing Elements of Fantasy Chart
pg 834 questions 1-5
Wednesday
Connecting to Literature
Why the Tortoise's Shell is not Smooth
Answer Questions 1-9 pg 856
pg 859 1-3
Thursday
Preposition Notes
Worksheet 15

Friday
Review/finish work and go over worksheet 15

Monday, February 15, 2010

Homework

Monday
Students need to finish all classwork from Friday and Monday. (Read pages 762-763, Read 778 do connecting to literature, read 780-781 and answer questions 1-8, Write a fable and illustrate page 783, and Fable Worksheet.)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Holocaust

We will start reading our first classroom novel next week. Before we start the novel, we will research the Holocaust. It is important for students to know what is going on in the novel. We will spend a lot of time discussing this topic before we read the novel. Students are very interested in learning about the Holocaust and have lots of questions. I use a social studies book website for research purposes. Please look over this site so you will know what we are talking about in class. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. A lot of the students have informed me that they have been to the Holocaust Museum and they are very excited about sharing this experience. Tolerance is a constant theme in 6th grade literature and very important for students to learn. Number the Stars is a great novel and I hope they enjoy reading it.

Website:
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/btt/holocaust/

Homework

Monday
No Homework, unless they need to finish work from last week.

Tuesday
Study for Grammar Quiz

Wednesday
No Homework

Thursday
Study grammar notes and worksheets for Test

Friday
No Homework

Monday, February 1, 2010

Homework

Monday
"Arachne" Questions in literature book
Quiz on Tuesday

Tuesday
Paperwork signed

Wednesday
Students should have their grammar notes together. We started worksheet 11 today in class.
We will review and move on to adverbs.

Thursday
No Homework

Friday
Finish writing myth (1page) This myth is explaining something that happens in nature. (like why it rains or why flowers grow) They are to use gods or goddesses in their myth. They can make up these people and places or use ones that we have discussed already.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Homework

Tuesday 1-26-10
1st Core
Decide on a Hero and finish brainstorming map

2nd Core & 3rd Core
Finish Hero paper. You may begin typing these at home but you must be able to save them on a flashdrive so you can type them in the computer lab on Wednesday.

Students are choosing a hero to write a paper about. This person can be anyone that is a hero in their eyes. The rough draft (they are writing tonight) needs to have four paragraphs.

Hero Paper Outline
Paragraph 1
Hook
State your hero and your two reasons why you chose this person.

Paragraph 2
Reason 1
Detail or example
Detail or example
Detail or example

Paragraph 3
Reason 2
Detail or example
Detail or example
Detail or example

Paragraph 4
Conclusion

Wednesday and Thursday
Students have finished essays

Friday
No homework

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Progress Report

I sent home another progress report with students yesterday. It was just a reminder of what they should have turned in. I gave students a chance to turn in work by Wednesday (today). I may add one more assignment to their report card....so their grade may change slightly. Students must have this signed. If students were absent yesterday they can complete the missing work during enrichment or recess. I can not give an extension since I have to have grades in by tomorrow.
Thanks!!
Mrs. King

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Homework

Tuesday
Core 1
Test on Medusa's Head. Students need to study their story maps.
Core 2
Work on story map.
Core 3
Work on story map.

Story map....characters, setting, theme, conflict, plot

Wednesday
All Classes need to study their story maps for the test on Medusa's Head.

Thursday
No Homework

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Projects Due Friday

Greek Mythology Projects are due Friday. Students researched their god or goddess in the library Thursday and Friday of last week. We were back in the lab on Monday and Wednesday. Students were able to spend Tuesday and (tomorrow) Thursday creating their project. They are allowed to work on these at home and at school. Please make sure your child's project will be ready by Friday. I have been very pleased with the research.
Thanks!
Mrs. King

Another website.....
http://www.classicsunveiled.com/mythnet/html/olympian.html

Monday, January 11, 2010

Homework

Monday 1-11-10
Students need to work on projects at home.
Tuesday 1-12-10
Continue to work on projects
Wednesday
Finish Project
Thursday
Finish Project

Presenting Projects on Friday

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mythology Unit

We have started our mythology unit. Students are researching topics to include on their mythology project. Each student chose a god, goddess, creature or mythical character to research. I have provided a packet with the information that they need. They can do additional research at home. They have an option to create a power point, cube, poster or trading cards. They also have the option of working with one other person. I included a rubric in their Mythology packet so they will know exactly what I am looking for.
Websites that may help them with their project:
http://www.mythweb.com/
http://ancienthistory.pppst.com/greece/gods.html
http://greece.mrdonn.org/index.html
http://thanasis.com/myth.htm
http://ancienthistory.about.com/
http://www.greekmythology.com/
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history5.htm

http://www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/GREECE/home.htmlGreek Mythology Project
Choose a god or goddess from Greek/Roman mythology to research.
Include on your poster, cube, PowerPoint, or trading cards.
1. The name and an illustration of the god or goddess.
2. An illustration of a myth in which the god/goddess appears. Be prepared to summarize or re-tell the myth to the class.
3. Include a family tree (brothers, sisters, parents, etc.).
4. Include any evidence of the god/goddess in the modern world. Think advertising…..Nike tennis shoes, Venus razors.
5. Include a map showing the location of the origin of your myth.
6. Must use Research Information for Prompt Worksheet. There is a lot of information to fill out.
Grades will be based on accuracy of information, quality of information included and CREATIVITY!
Research Information for Prompt and Project
Greek Name:
Roman Name:
Symbols associated with deity:
Domain:
Relatives:
Weapons:
Special Powers:
Personality Traits:
Other Interesting Facts:
Evidence of the Deity in the Modern World:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Homework

Monday 1-4-10
No Homework

Sorry for the delay my site was blocked and I was not able to get on until today (Thursday)
Tuesday 1-5-10
No Homework
Wednesday
Mythology Packet
Thursday
Continue to work on project
Friday
Continue to work on project