Thursday, May 31, 2012


My homeroom is in charge of bringing in individual bags of chips.  I think that you can by a large bag containing 22 small bags of chips for $7.  This will be easier to distribute and each child will have their own bag of chips.  Thanks for your donations! The picnic is June 6th.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Some of the Book Trailers We Have Looked at

Maxium Ride Rangers Apprentice Sisters Grimm

Fat Boy Chronicles Witch & Wizard Warriors Harry Potter Harry Potter

Book Trailers

Step One: Look over, read, and watch how to make a book trailer (Links below)

Step Two: Google book trailers on novels you have read this year to get ideas

Step Three: Choose your book

Step Four:  Decide on pictures, music and effects  (sketch out your plan) and what program you are going to use.

Step Five:  Create Book Trailer

Book Trailers

 Book Trailers

Digital Book Talks

Book Trailers for Readers


Animoto Help with Book Trailers

tips on using Photo Story

more tips for using Photo Story



Windows Movie Maker

Powerpoint to Movie Maker

Thursday, May 10, 2012

EOG Resources/Prep

EOG Resources/Prep

This website offers many helpful resources for Math, Reading and Science.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

6th grade EOG practice book: Answers:

Test Ready Reading Plus:

Lesson 7: 1.c, 2. a, 3.b, 4. b, 5. b, 6. d, 7. c, 8. d, 9. c, 10. c, 11. c, 12. d, 13. d, 14. b, 15. c, 16. c, 17. a, 18. d, 19. b, 20. a

Lesson 8: 1. b, 2. a, 3. d, 4. c, 5. b, 6. d, 7. c, 8. c, 9. b, 10.a, 11. c, 12. b, 13. c, 14. c, 15. a, 16. b, 17. d, 18. c, 19. a, 20. b

EOG Prep

Students will be able to take home test ready and other materials to practice for the EOG.  I will post the answers for the orange Test Ready Reading Plus.  The other packet is from the ncdpi website and you can view the answers there. Students may also practice on studyisland.  I would have them practice from each resource.  Testing begins next week! Please continue to help students at home.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Monday & Tuesday

Study Island if you have access to a computer
Read Novel
Answer questions in literature book on pages 782 (1-8)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tutoring/ EOG Help

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Ms. Dosher and I are offering Reading Tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00am for the next two weeks. If you are interested, please let us know. Students will meet in the computer lab and work on EOG Test Prep. We will be able to individually help the students. Students can also work on Study Island at home. In addition, we have extra test prep materials that students can use at home.


Ms. King & Ms. Dosher

If students are not able to remember their username and password, please email me at and I will get the information to you.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Progress Reports and Tutoring

Students will receive progress reports on Wednesday.  They will also receive a letter about tutoring.  Students can come in on Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings at 8am to receive reading help from Ms. Dosher and myself.  They can meet us in the computer lab.  Students are also allowed to work on Study Island at home. There are sections for math and reading.  If your child does not have their username and password, you can email me at and I will get the information to you.
We will also have tutoring during recess time to prepare students for EOGs.
Crystal King 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Folk Literature

We will begin our unit on Folk Literature.  Students will study the characteristics of Myths, Folk Tales, Fables and Legends.
Power Points on Folk Literature
Monday & Tuesday

Read Novels

Read pages 760-763 and be prepared to list characteristic traits and types of Folk Literature (Core 2 needs to take cornell notes)

Students need to read their novels and Finish their homework from Tuesday night