Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wednesday/Thursday, September 2/3, 2015

Announcements and Reminders:

Get your grades up BEFORE we begin the Cave Time schedule (September 8?). You will want to have a colored slip so you can choose your activities during Cave Time!

Remember to be reading your book for the September Book-of-the-Month assignment:  Book of the Month Assignment.docx

Also, remember to learn how to ALWAYS recognize when these words are spelled correctly: your/you're, there/their/they're. (Test September 4 and 8)

School pictures will be taken this Thursday and Friday during your math class.

Emergency Procedures: 
Report to your A1 teacher any time we evacuate the building. 

Targets for Today:

I will participate appropriately in class
        (Utah State Core Language Arts: Speaking and Listening, Standard 1)

I can write to express my agreement or disagreement with someone else's opinion.
(Utah State Core Language Arts: Writing, Standards 1 and 10)

B-Day: I will show what I know about reading and comprehending literature and informational text by taking the Scholastic Reading Inventory test to determine my own lexile level.  (Utah State Core Language Arts: Reading: Literature and Reading: Informational  , Standard 10)

 A1: I can select and read books at my own reading level.

All: Next time I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English spelling for two sets of commonly confused words. (Utah State Core Language Arts: Language, Standard 2)

Today’s  Agenda:

   Pick up your composition book, and have a book out, just waiting to be read.

A1 First Activity: Media Center to find books for the book project due September 23.

B6 -- Sign up to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.


1.  Journal write --  Read the quote below. Then respond to it on page 33 of your composition book.
       Label this: "Too Easy?"  and add today's date to the page.
             This is Mr. Heinlein's advice to parents.  What do you think?

     Begin your entry with
                 Robert Heinlein was (right or wrong pick one
when he said, "Do not handicap your children 
by making their lives easy." 

  •         Then explain why you agree or disagree with Heinlein.
  •       Write at least a half page with at least one paragaph.
  •       Write in complete sentences.

2. Star Students

3.   Play Slap to practice our spelling words!

Slap for Commonly Confused Words

4. About  conflict 

Draw these symbols for the types of conflict in your composition book -- under Notes and QuickWrites.

   Types of conflict:
  • person vs. self
  • person vs. person
  • person vs. society
  • person vs. technology
  • person vs. nature
  • person vs. the unknown/supernatural

Thursday: B5, B6, B7
 5.   Take the SRI.  Do your best.  

Take along your book to read.


If You Were Absent:

  • Find a time to write your response to the quotation in your composition book -- or write it on a separate sheet of paper, and tape it into your composition book.
  • Make sure you are prepared for the spelling test on you're/your and there/their/they're.
  • Select, if you haven't already, a book for the book of the month assignment, and begin reading it.  Book of the Month Assignment.docx
  • Draw the symbols for the types of conflict in your composition book.
  • If you are absent for taking the SRI, arrange a time with the teacher to take it.