The end of the first nine weeks is rapidly approaching! Please remind your student to be sure that he or she has completed all work in all subjects. I will be posting Missing Work reports later this week for students to look at. In the meantime, each student should routinely check their orange folders which are designated for missing and incomplete work.
The first writings are just about completely graded. To assist students in preparing for this Wednesday’s timed formal prompt, I will be writing a paper with the students tomorrow and Tuesday to walk each one through the steps of planning, creating a rough draft, editing, properly utilizing a Writer’s Checklist, and finishing with a polished final draft.
Our benchmarks in reading, science, and social studies will be next week. The social studies benchmark will be on Monday, October 27th, the science benchmark will be on Tuesday, October 28th, and the reading benchmark will be on Wednesday, October 29th.
Students received a project sheet this past week on Native Americans (SOL USI.3). These projects will be due on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. There is a project sheet and the grading rubrics posted at the top of the blog to the right. Students will present this project, and will receive a test grade on the project in social studies and a test grade on the presentation in reading.
This week is Red Ribbon Week. Please note the following schedule:
Monday – Proud to be Drug Free – Wear Red
Tuesday – Team up Against Drugs – Wear a jersey or team sports shirt
Wednesday – Battle Against Drugs – Wear camouflage
Thursday – OES Smarties Don’t Do Drugs – OES Spirit Shirts
Friday – Put a Cap on Drugs – Wear a cap/hat
Make-up pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 30, 2014. If you would like a picture order form please ask your student to get one from me.
On Tuesday, students will be taking a science test on Light (SOL 5.3). In math we will begin dividing decimals, first by whole numbers and then by decimal numbers. In social studies we will work on cultural interactions with the Native Americans, European explorers and their motivations/obstacles and trade with West Africa.
In reading we will read two nonfiction paired pieces from StoryWorks on Minecraft and a fiction piece titled Like Magic.