Tuesday, September 22

Group 5A:
Reading: Reread/Continue reading chapter 1 of Mixed up Files, finish chapter 1 vocabulary if you did not (suburbs, accustomed, transistor, fiscal, Neanderthal, injustice, monotony, transfer)
Math: L2 even up to #26 (textbook (hard cover book) is staying home for now in a safe place)
Science: Look up the constellation you want to create on Thursday during Lab, Read pages 20 and 21 and answer questions on Ms. Huggin’s page
Social: Define terms on page 16 and write a sentence for each word in your notebook
Religion: Cover activity book, finish first two questions on page 5 if you did not do them during class, Mission prayer retest if you need it is Thursday
Music: In notebook: 1. How would you use music to make people feel better about what’s going on in the world? 2. What song would you sing for them and why?

Reminders: $1 Dress Down Thursday
Parent Zoom meeting Thursday at 6:30 (link has been emailed)
Summer packets not accepted after October 1st

Group 6A:
Read Holes chapter 1 and 2
Finish Vocabulary for chapter 1 if not done
Answer Discussion Questions:
1. Why is it ironic that Camp Green Lake is named what it is?
2. Why does Stanley decide to go to Camp Green Lake instead of to jail?
3. What type of children end up in Camp Green Lake? Are most of them there because they want to be?
4. Who owns the shade at Camp Green Lake? Can you make any inferences based on this knowledge?

Monday, September 21

Grade 5B

Reading: Finish defining Mixed Up Files Vocabulary Words (chapter 1: suburbs, accustomed, transistor, fiscal, Neanderthal, injustice, monotony, transfer
Religion: Study for Mission Prayer test if you are retaking it tomorrow
Math: L1 Odd up to #17
Science: Look up constellations for Lab on Friday
Social: Finish Google Classroom assignment for today

Reminders:
Parent Zoom Meeting Thursday at 6:30 (link will be emailed)
Bring in any outstanding supplies or summer packets

Grade 6B:
Finish Vocabulary for chapter 1 if not done
Answer Discussion Questions:
1. Why is it ironic that Camp Green Lake is named what it is?
2. Why does Stanley decide to go to Camp Green Lake instead of to jail?
3. What type of children end up in Camp Green Lake? Are most of them there because they want to be?
4. Who owns the shade at Camp Green Lake? Can you make any inferences based on this knowledge?

Thursday, September 17

Grade 5B:
Reading: Answer Comprehension Check question on page 13 of Progress in ELA in Reading notebook
Math: Lesson 1 #19, 21 and 24
Science: Drawing a 3d star (see Ms. Huggin’s page)
Social: Check Understanding page 14
Religion: Look up 3 names on page 21 (Activity Box), then select one that is your favorite and explain why in notebook

Reminders:
Wear Gym uniform on Monday
Next Thursday at 6:30 Parent Zoom Meeting (link will be emailed)
Next Friday $1 Dress Down

Grade 6B:
Reading: Answer Comprehension Check Question on page 13 of Progress in ELA in reading notebook

Wednesday, September 16

Grade 5 Group A
Reading: Answer comprehension check on page 13 in Progress in ELA in reading notebook based on class discussion
ELA: Review notes on first two steps of the writing process that we discussed in class (notes are on my page of this website)
Religion: Test Tuesday on school Mission Prayer
Math: Lesson 1 #19-21 and #24
Social: Read pages 10-14, write a paragraph for each water formation (based on google classroom work)
Science: Watch Brainpop, take notes and do quiz

Grade 6 Group B
Reading: Cite Evidence D and E on page 13 in Progress in ELA
ELA: Review notes on first two steps of the writing process that we discussed in class

Tuesday, September 15

5th Grade Group B:
Reading: Cover Progress in ELA book in contact paper, define vocabulary words on pages 12, 14, and 16 in notebook for Thursday
Math: Send email to Ms. S and have parents sign up for Remind
Science: Answer 3 questions in notebook Ms. Huggin’s has on her homework page, define vocabulary and read chapter one
Social Studies: Finish Unit 1 definitions and write a sentence for each (found in Google Classroom)
Religion: Cover textbook and memorize School Mission Prayer (oral test next Monday)

Reminders:
Sign up for Ms. Feil’s Remind: Text @feil5b2021 to the number 81010
Bring in Supplies
Bring in $5 for Homework Pad
Bring in completed Summer Packets

6th Grade Group B:
Cover Progress in ELA Book and define vocabulary words on page 12 in notebook
Sign up for Ms. Feil’s Remind: Text @feil6b2021 to the number 81010

Monday, September 14

5th Grade Group A:
Reading: Cover Progress in ELA book in contact paper, define vocabulary words on pages 12, 14, and 16 in notebook for Wednesday
Math: Send email to Ms. S and have parents sign up for Remind
Science: Answer 3 questions in notebook Ms. Huggin’s has on her homework page
Social Studies: Finish Unit 1 definitions and write a sentence for each (found in Google Classroom)
Religion: Cover textbook and memorize School Mission Prayer (oral test next Tuesday)

Reminders:
Sign up for Ms. Feil’s Remind: Text @feil5a2021 to the number 81010
Bring in Supplies
Bring in $5 for Homework Pad
Bring in completed Summer Packets

6th Grade Group A:
Cover Progress in ELA Book and define vocabulary words on page 12 in notebook
Sign up for Ms. Feil’s Remind: Text @feil6a2021 to the number 81010

Linking Verb vs Action Verb

Action or Linking Verb?
Some verbs can be action or linking depending on how they are used in a sentence.
Examples of these words include taste, smell, appear, look, feel, and sound.

How do you tell the difference? Easy! Replace the word with am, is, are, was, or were.
If the sentence still makes sense, the word is being used as a linking verb.
If the sentence doesn’t make sense, the word is being used as an action verb.

examples:
Sentence: Sam looked tired.
Test: Sam was tired.
Conclusion: This sentence still makes sense. Looked is a linking verb.
Sentence: Sam looks at every book carefully.
Test: Sam is at every book carefully.
Conclusion: This sentence does not make sense. Looks is an action verb.

Point of View

Point of View
Narrator – who is telling a story. In fiction, the narrator determines the story’s point of view.
1st Person Point of View – In 1st person point of view, one of the characters in the story is the narrator and the reader watches the story unfold through their eyes.

2nd Person Point of View – in 2nd person point of view, the reader is one of the characters in the story and directly addresses the reader as ‘you.’ This is not often used in fiction.

Third Person Point of View – In third person point of view, the narrator is someone outside the story (not a character) and uses pronouns like ‘he’ ‘she’ and ‘they’ to describe the characters.
There are three types of third person point of view:
1. Objective Third Person – the narrator knows/reveals nothing about the characters’ internal thoughts, feelings and motivations. They only tell about the actions and external facts of the story (ex. The Scarlet Letter)
2. Limited Third Person – the narrator describes the internal thoughts, feelings and motivations of one character (or a few), usually the main character(s) (ex. Harry Potter series)
3. Omniscient Third Person – the narrator knows and at least partially reveals the internal thoughts, feelings and motivations of all the characters (ex. Charlotte’s Web)

Story Elements

Main Idea
The main idea of a story is what the story is mostly about.
Theme
The theme of a story, is the big idea, or lesson that the author wants us to learn/take away from the story. The theme in a work of fiction is its view about life and how people behave.
Some examples of theme:
– Love conquers all
– Never give up/keep trying
– Help each other to succeed
– Never give up on your dreams

The Writing Process

The Writing Process
1. Prewriting (Think)
 a.  Think about the topic you will be writing about (or decide   what topic you want to write about)
 b. Think about who will read or listen to your written work
 c. Brainstorm ideas about the topic you will write about
 d. Research your topic as needed
2. Drafting (Write)
 a. Create an outline to help you order your information
 b. Put your information into your own words if you needed to   research your topic
 c. Write sentences and paragraph (even if they are not yet  
 perfect)
 d.  Read what you have written to decide if it makes sense
 e.  Share what you wrote with others (teacher, classmates,   parents) and get suggestions
3. Revising (Make it better)
 a. Read what you wrote again
 b.  Think about what others said about your work
 c. Rearrange words, sentences, or paragraphs if needed
 d.  Take out or add parts if needed
 e. Replace overused or unclear words/sentences
 f. Read your writing out loud to make sure it flows smoothly   and makes sense
4. Proofreading (Make it correct)
 a. Make sure all sentences are complete
 b. Correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar
 c. Change any words not used correctly
 d.  Have someone check your work
 e.  Recopy it correctly and neatly
5. Publishing (Ways to share your finished product)
 a. Read your writing aloud to a group
 b. Create a book of your work
 c. Give a copy to your teacher, a friend or relative
 d. Put your work on display
 e.  Illustrate, perform, or set your creation to music