News from Mrs. Drudy 12/07/2015
"We exist so children can excel."
What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts
This week's reading focus is on the drama Morning Traffic. We will be reading and rereading this text daily as a readers theatre. In this comedy-laced drama, David and his family face one obstacle after another one morning. David’s parents have tickets to a concert, but David’s dad Gabe has lost his ticket. While David tries to learn how to play chess with his friend Joanna, a confusing mix of characters try to help Gabe find his lost ticket. David tries to impress Joanna but it’s not easy in all the confusion. Finally the flower delivery guy finds the lost ticket.
Homophones are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently and have different meanings: heel and heal. I believe the challenge with this list won't be so much the spelling of the word as which word to use in the proper context. Don't forget the usefulness of www.spellingcity.com/tdrudy for those students that have Internet access at home.
S.A. Bodeen speaks to the crowd about perseverance in writing
Be sure to ask your child about his/her progress toward the A.R. points requirement for this nine weeks.
Students may shop for low cost gifts at the Santa Shop during lunch this week, December 7th -10th
Notes from the Teacher
Dec. 7-10 Santa Shop
Tuesday, Dec. 15th Band and Choir Holiday Concert 7:00
December 18th: 2nd Nine Weeks A.R. points due