A Peek At Our Week

February 1st-5th

Reading

Reading homework journals are due this week. Once again, many students did not turn in their homework last week.

This week we begin a new unit on Drama.

There is a Reading Checkpoint on Wednesday, February 3rd over Poetry.

  • Characteristics of Drama
  • Parts of a Play
  • Plot Elements
  • Importance of Events
  • Analyzing Characters

Language Arts/Writing

This week we begin a new Fictional Writing unit.

Last week students published their Literary Essays. They will be sent home Monday with a rubric/grading sheet.

There is a Revising and Editing Checkpoint this Thursday, February 4th.


  • Immersion (Fictional Writing)
  • Analyzing Story Structure with a Writer's Eye
  • Imagining Stories from Ordinary Moments
  • Imagining Stories We Wish Existed

This week the skill for Revising and Editing is Pronouns.

Social Studies

This week, students will explore The Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion.

Spelling

This week students will be assigned new words for our two week spelling cycle. They will sort their words at school according to the correct pattern and write spelling sentences. Next week they will complete three word work activities and take the spelling test on Friday, February 12th.

Upcoming Events/Classroom News

  • 2/2 and 2/4- Fit Girls
  • 2/3- Reading Checkpoint
  • 2/3- Cultural Arts Assembly
  • 2/4- Revising and Editing Checkpoint
  • 2/4- 100th Day of School