Monday, December 15, 2014

This Week!!

We finished reviewing "Sydney Survived the Boston Marathon Bombing."  They will have a test on this story tomorrow.

Wednesday Night
Students must have 4 maps for the story "The Grinch" completed tonight

Map 1:  Bubble Map on reasons why someone does not celebrate Christmas
Map 2:  Plot Map
Map 3: Comparison Map Interview someone documenting how they celebrate the holidays.  Compare and Contrast
Map 4:  The Whos: List 3 character traits that proves that the Whos are courageous characters.  With each trait you must support with evidence from the story (and movie)

Friday, December 12, 2014

This Week

This week we have focused on "a survivor of the Boston bombing."

Students had to complete a vocabulary practice sheet for homework and we have been working on reading strategies before, during and after the story.  We will finish discussing this story on Monday and then students will have a test on Tuesday.

Please have students reread the article and discuss it with you.

Sydney Survived the Boston Bombing Article

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Vocabulary Sheet

"Lexi Youngberg Invincible"
Finish Reading Activity 1-10
Finish Vocabulary Sheet

Study for Test on Lexi Monday

Lexi Youngberg Invincible

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Vocabulary Sheet for "Shark Attack Survivor"

Study for Test tomorrow.
Finish classwork on story.
Get movie form signed!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bethany Hamilton

Shark Attack Survivor Article

short documentary of Bethany Hamilton

shark attack file

Shark Attack Statistics

News Interview with Bethany Hamilton

Soul Surfer Movie Trailer

I am Second Bethany Hamilton

The Real Story posted by Ayanna

2nd 9 weeks

We are starting on our Courageous Characters Unit.  We are looking at Perseus from the story "Medusa's Head," and then we will be focusing on Bethany Hamilton.  Students will look at characters in fiction and nonfiction.  Talk with our child about the characters they are learning about!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Students should make sure they are ready for the notebook check on Monday.  They have a sheet in their notebook on page 57.

Thursday 11-6-14

Venn Diagram
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Questions
Plot Chart
Sheet for Movie Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Students need to get a letter about movies signed!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Progress Reports and End of Nine Weeks

If students have zeros or missing grades, they may still do the work and turn it in.  Missing work and zeros can bring a grade down drastically.  Please make sure your child turns in any missing work by Monday of next week.
Thank you!!

*Please sign and return progress reports by Monday! Thanks and have a great weekend!

End of Nine Weeks
Please make sure that all students turn in any missing work
for any class by Monday!!

Monday, October 20, 2014


Greek Mythology Packet

Friday, October 17, 2014


I have updated my grade book and if students have not turned in missing work, the grade is a zero.  I wanted you to know what their grade will be if they choose to not turn it in.  Students who did not do their homework last night received a zero or failing grade today.  Please have students turn in missing work to bring up their grades.  I still have a stack of work turned in late that I need to grade and update next week. 

Tutoring is offered every Thursday.  Please send in a note by Wednesday so that I know that your child is staying and I can have worked prepared.  They must be picked up by 3:15.  This is a great time to work on notebook organization and grammar!!

Have a Great Weekend!

Monday, October 13, 2014


Students should make sure notebooks are organized.  They should read a novel every night and they have Folklore brochure to work on.  All pictures should be completed before tomorrow.  Information can be filled and they can use the literature online.

Make sure to finish drawings on brochure. Students also need a note if they want to stay for tutoring. Students should bring a note to me by tomorrow saying they have permission and will be picked up by 3:15.

Students need to finish brochure at home tonight!  They can access the story/literature book online or they can get a literature book from me before they leave.  This was actually due today. 

Students have an article that they read in class about cellphones.  They have a sheet that is due tomorrow about citing textual evidence.  This is due tomorrow. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Some emails are being blocked.  So please continue to email or call the school and let them know your emails are not going through. Thanks!!

*changed date of post so parents could see homework post.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Notebook and Book Challenge

30 Books
Students have a 30 book challenge (requirement) for this school year. Please make sure they are reading every night.  They have specific genres that they are supposed to be reading.  Check their notebook pages 15-21.

Notebook Check
Students must keep up with their notebooks in my class.  They must be on specific pages for each assignment. 
Last notebook check and previous pages:

page 23 & 24-Bellringers
page 25 He Lion Test
page 26 Grammar Quiz
page 27 & 28-Bellringers
page 29 Arachne Reading Warm Up
page 30 Arachne Myth Sheet
page 31 & 32 Bellringers
page 33 Arachne Test
page 34 Grammar Quiz
page 35 Cause & Effect
page 36 Questions For Tiger Who Would King/The Ant and the Dove
page 37 Questions for The Lion and The Bull
page 38 Notebook check page
page 39 & 40 Bellringers
page 41Grammar Verb Sheet
page 42 Grammar Sheet 7

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This Week!!

This week is a little crazy!! We were out for a parent conference day and now students will be attending a field trip. 

October 9th (Thursday Group) for field trip is: Mrs. King, Ms. Spence, Mrs. Wooten and Mrs. B Smith.
October 10th (Friday Group) for field trip is: Mrs. Watson, Ms. Knox and Mrs. Dale

We are learning verbs and focusing on folklore.  Please review pronouns, nouns, articles and verbs.  Grammar Rock Verbs

Homework for Tuesday
Grammar 6 worksheet
pg 782 questions 2b, 2c, 6, 8

pg 788 questions 2, 3, 5 & 7

Read a novel daily

Tutoring is Thursday.  I believe tutoring ends at 3:15.  Please have your child stay for tutoring if they have missing work or if they are struggling with grammar!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Homework for the Weekend!

Students were supposed to finish all classwork from Wednesday and Thursday by today.  If they did not finish, they must finish over the weekend.  You can access the literature book online or students had the opportunity to check a literature book out. 

The Tiger Who Would Be King & The Ant and the Dove
Pg 782
Questions 2b,2c, 6 & 8

The Lion and the Bull
pg 788
Questions 2,3,5 &7

They also have a sheet to work on a notebook check for Tuesday.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Study "Arachne" in your literature book! I have the literature book online and told students to come see my if they did not have access to the Internet so that I can provide them with a copy.

Also, look over the two worksheets that we did on "Arachne."

Monday, September 22, 2014

This Week

Students still have the chance to retake the grammar quiz and "He Lion" test

This week we are reading a myth.  Students will be able to identify cause and effect relationships, determine theme, and cite textual evidence.

I will introduce Greek Mythology and then we will be reading "Arachne" in their literature book.  Students will have an open book test on this in the middle of the week and a quiz on pronouns at the end of the week.

Monday Homework
Some classes need to finish reading warm-up for a grade tomorrow.

Thursday Homework

Review Pronouns
Get permission slips signed (3)
Review notes on Arachne
Pronouns Grammar Rock
Nouns Grammar Rock

Students took a quiz on grammar today and they had their test on "Arachne."  (Both were open book and notes)
Some students still owe me make-up work, progress reports and letters to be signed.  Today I changed all missing work to zeros.  They can still turn everything in!

If a student needs to retake a quiz they can see me during Core 7. 

Thanks and have a great weekend! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

This Week

Students should have their notebooks set up.  Please have them go over this with you.

Students have their He Lion Test and Grammar Quiz in the notebook on pages 25 & 26.  They may talk to me tomorrow about a retest on He Lion and Grammar.

I have given many book talks to interest students in reading.  I will continue to find books talks and book trailers to share.  Students are required to have a novel to read at school everyday.  They should be reading at home each night.  Students should be keeping a reading log and they have a book challenge of  30 books.  Please ask them about the book challenge.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This Week

Last week students received a letter from Brunswick County about novels.  Please sign and return.

I also did a notebook check and students need to make sure to show me their notebooks.  We finally finished our projects :) and we have started on "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."  Students should have finished a personification sheet in class. If not, they need to complete for homework.

Students received a progress report today.  Please sign and return.

Students should have completed personification sheet and finished reading story.

They will have a test on the story and a quiz on Nouns on Friday.
Study notes on characteristic of folklore, elements of a story, nouns and worksheets on "He Lion"

reread......"He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This Week

Students are working in teams while looking at folklore.  Each team is responsible for identifying the plot in the story, creating a plot chart and determining the characteristics of folklore in the selected story.  They also need to be able to identify the elements of a story.  Most groups are finished and all teams will be presenting their story and evidence tomorrow.

I started checking notebooks today.  Students are required to keep a notebook with daily bellringers and notes.  Students are required to keep it organized and labeled.

They can be prepared by checking their notebook.

Bellringer 1  Expectations
Bellringer 2 1st day of School
Bellringer 3 Types of Folklore
Notes on Folklore
Bellringer 4 Plot
Notes on Plot
Bellringer 5 Elements of a story (5 things)
Bellringer 6 Childhood Story
Bellringer 7 Textual Evidence
Plot Chart

Monday, August 25, 2014


Get forms signed and practice your lock combinations!!

Practice your lock combinations tonight!
Don't forget your paperwork!

Review the elements of a story.

What is plot?


Great first week!! Students learned about plot, folklore, and the elements of a story.  We started a group project but we will be finishing on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, we will begin reading "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."

Enjoy your (much needed) long weekend!

Review Plot

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Welcome 6th graders!! I am looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer and you are ready to begin a new adventure.  Thank you for coming out for SBMS open house.  If you were not able to make it, I am providing you with the same paperwork and an updated flip chart. 
On Monday, we are going over procedures and expectations.  Then we will begin our Folk Lore Unit. The first story that we should be reading is "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."  This will be in our literature book.
Also, I will be telling you a little bit about myself.  Here is a little peek at what I will be sharing.
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Last Week

We are down to the last days of school and 6th grade! I am excited about "Summer Break" and so are my students.  :) It has been a great year! Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing  these students become 7th graders!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Week

Progress Reports are coming home tomorrow! Please check your child's report for any missing grades or zeros! They can make these up!

Students should also be practicing R.U.N.N.E.R.S

Read everything but the text
Underline the important keywords in the questions
Number the paragraphs
Now read and
Enclose important keywords
Reread the questions
Select the best answers

Thursday Homework

Finish Figurative Language sheet for Macavity 

Turn in all progress reports and make-up work by tomorrow!  Don't forget it is FUN FRIDAY!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This Week

Students had a test last week on R.U.N.N.E.R.S but we postponed it until Wednesday.

Please make sure that you are turning in any missing work and practicing RUNNERS at home!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Students need to finish annotating poem. 
Students need to know R.U.N.N.E.R.S by Friday
Notebook check on Friday.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Please sign and return your Progress Report!! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Progress Reports

4th Core students will receive their progress reports in the morning.  I was not able to get onto the Internet to print their progress reports today due to technical problems.  4th Core students also  have an extra day to study for the test on "The Case of the Speckled Band."

Students need to make sure they have turned in the work for "The Girl Who Discovered Dinosaurs" and  "The Case of the Speckled Band."

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This Week

Students will be going on a field trip this week to the Botanical Garden in Brunswick County.  For homework, students will be required to finish work from the classes that they attend during the day.

In my class, we are reading "The Girl Who Discovered the Dinosaurs". They may look at the article here:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This week

Sorry but I was not able to access my website this week so I could not update my homework.

Students do/did not have homework for Monday-Wednesday.

Learning about Author's Purpose:

The Red-Headed League

Friday, April 4, 2014

This Week

We have started our new and last unit "Figure it Out." This is our mystery unit.  Students will be able to identify the elements of mystery, to describe appropriate vocabulary (Detective's Dictionary), analyze a mystery, formulate a theory and solve the mystery.  Students will also look at several scientific mysteries.

Please review this short video on the mystery genre.

Monday, March 24, 2014



Finish One Pager

Students need to turn in any make up work by tomorrow! Please look at their new progress reports today!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Homework on Friday......Yes!!

Finish your one pagers if you did not finish in class!! Make it "pretty."

One pager:  Illustrate your favorite scene from your favorite story on courageous characters that we have learned about so far.  Provide a quote that goes along with your illustration.

My example was of Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman?"

I drew Sojourner on the stage with people in the audience and my quotes were.....

"The white men will be in a fix pretty soon."
"And ain't I a woman?"

Monday, March 17, 2014


Finish your bellringer!! You should go into detail about why you feel Sojourner changed her name and which one fits her best.

Make sure you have completed annotations for Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman."  Make sure you have completed the chart and the questions.
Finish handouts from Wednesday.  Finish bellringers and be prepared for test!
Want to read ahead?? check out these websites!

View videos on Bethany Hamilton and the last one is a movie trailer for Soul Surfer

Friday, March 14, 2014

Next Week

We are still looking at Courageous Characters!  I hope to read and share the story of Bethany Hamilton with my students.

Read ahead :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


*see post before.

Students need to write down one thing they learned from Mr. Hill in their notebook.

Students need to make sure they have completed bellringers 101-113.

Notebook check on Thursday!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Next Week

Starting next week we will be looking at Sojouner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman."  Students are more than welcome to research the 1800s and how women were treated.
We are still looking at courageous characters!! Enjoy your extended weekend!
Test on the story tomorrow!  Core 1 make sure to finish the plot for the story!!

Monday, February 24, 2014


Finish Analyzing Poetry and Making Connections (We worked on this in class with a partner as well!!)

Test on story and vocabulary


Read the story!

No Homework


Monday, February 17, 2014

Homework 2-17-14

No homework

We are beginning our unit on Courageous Characters.  Tomorrow we will be reading and discussing "Imagine If This Was Your School."

Fun Reading :) Sharks

Core 2: Turn and Talk Write it down....1 paragraph

Students have so many questions about the Civil Rights Movement.  I found these two timelines that will help with any questions.  Feel free to look up facts on Civil Rights Movement!!

Finish Analyzing Poetry 1-7

Monday, February 10, 2014


Students should review notes on Medusa's Head.  They should have the story map completed and journal response.  How is Perseus courageous?  Support your answers with textual evidence.  They will have a test tomorrow on Medusa's Head.

Medusa's Head I found online!  Takes a few minutes to load but it will load completely.  It is Medusa's Head by Olivia Coolidge

Monday, February 3, 2014


Welcome Back!!

We are discussing courageous characters.  1st and 2nd Core are supposed to write about how Malala is courageous and use supporting textual evidence.  5 sentences.

Core 3& 4-
Students are supposed to explain how Lexi Youngberg is considered courageous or heroic.  There are other people in the story that also show courage and heroic actions.  Should be at least 10 sentences.

Core 1: No Homework
Core 2-4: How is Lexi courageous? 

 No homework UNLESS you owe me make up work :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Homework....last week and this week.

I did not post homework because students were supposed to finish the work in class.  Sorry!

Monday January 27th
No homework.  We finished discussing Names/Nombres in class.


We are starting a new unit this week and we will be looking at courageous characters!  I am sure they are going to want to share stories!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Monday- No homework

Tuesday Finish questions 3, 4, & 6 of the Tone and Mood handout for "Malala the Powerful."

Monday, January 6, 2014



Scope worksheets 1-3 completed by Tuesday
Common Core Monday Assignment

*Some students received a letter about missing work on Friday.  Please sign and return this letter.

Tuesday & Wednesday
Please work on the Common Core sheets!! Mon-Wednesday!

Also, finish your packets on Malala the Powerful.

Finish Common Core Packet
Finish "Malala the Powerful Questions"

Friday, January 3, 2014

Homework and Missing Work

Many students received a letter today about missing work.  Please help your child finish these assignments this weekend.

We are also reading "Malala the Powerful" a nonfiction story.  Students should have SCOPE worksheets 1 & 2 completed.