Take a familiar Christmas story and adapt it into a reader's theater piece. Enlist the aid of friends or classmates to perform it.
LANGUAGE ARTS BLOCK:
LEARNING TARGET: I CAN analyze and describe the characteristics of a memoir.
Since we just completed a unit in Reading, I did not feel it would be best practice to start a brand new one here in these last few days before Christmas break. Thus (and since we needed to anyway), we are learning about the Memoir writing piece. Today, students learned that memoirs describe an author's memory of an important event or series of connected events. They share the author's experience (most important point/ characteristic of noting) and make better sense of our own lives or feelings through the author's telling of that time. As readers, we need to consider more than just the events (what happens in the story or to the character/ author) in a memoir; we also need to think about the author's experience (thoughts and feelings) of those events. An event is something that happens, but an experience is is how the author feels about what is happening and is the most important concept and characteristic of a memoir. This is difficult to differentiate and move to doing, so we spent today just discussing what memoirs are in this capacity and read an of example one, noting the author's feelings through his experience.
|the students recorded this in their Writer's Notebooks|
HOMEWORK: Literature Circle readings and roles due by THIS Thursday, Dec. 11th
Students in 5T had a quiz, but students in 5S did not, otherwise the majority of focus was within Social Studies.
HOMEWORK: 5S may have a quiz on Wednesday
Students reviewed and compared the Incas and the Aztecs
LEARNING TARGET: I CAN demonstrate division concepts and my understanding.
Students took their summative assessments over Division. Skills addressed: Dividing Multi-Digit Whole Numbers by 1- and 2-digit Divisors (with and without remainders); Divisibility Rules; Dividing Money; and Order of Operations.
HOMEWORK: none- we will be beginning FRACTIONS on Wednesday! MATH 2: Grocery Store Prices Project DUE FRIDAY (Dec. 12th)
Students went over the Advent of the day and went over a story from the Bible (Luke Chapter 3, verses 1-20).
HOMEWORK: Complete activity on page 319
REMINDERS:*READING LOGS are ONLINE this week! PLEASE be sure to get online and log those minutes and summaries/ comments!
*Chick-fil-A day is Dec. 10th
*Barnes & Noble Book Fair is Dec. 12th (we earn 20% any purchase that uses a voucher. NOTE: Voucher is attached below!)
*Christmas parties - Dec. 19th (10:45 - 11:45)
*Half-Day of school - Dec. 19th (Dismiss at 12:00 PM)
*Christmas Break is Dec. 22nd - Jan. 2nd (Back at school Jan. 5th, 2015)
Have a magnificent Monday!
Tomorrow is RESOURCE DAY!
|Christmas is in 17 days and only 8 1/2 days until break!|