Oh The Humanities!

Grades 3-6 Writing and Social Studies: December 11, 2015

Hour of Code

This week students all participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is an one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Have your child continue their journey into computer science at code.org for fun tutorials and projects.

Homework

Students will be taking a spelling unit test on Friday. They should be studying words from our first five spelling lists that are accessible in their email. If you need a printed copy, please let me know. The test will be a total of 20 words, four from each list.


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Additionally, this is the last week to make revisions on writing work before it is graded. Students should be using a "hook" to grab the readers attention, details with lots of juicy adjectives, a storyteller's voice and making sure they tell the story bit by bit. Grading rubrics for narrative writing are available on Google Classroom in the "About" section. Please let me know if you would like a printed copy.


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This is the last week to make any revisions on writing work before it is graded. Students should be using evidence from text to support their ideas and citing that information. Rubrics for information and narrative writing are both available on Google Classroom in the "About" section. Please let me know if you would like a printed copy.


They should also take notes about citizenship and why it is important. There will be an assessment before break asking them this and 45 minutes to draft, revise and finalize an essay. They will be allowed to use any notes they take during the assessment.

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