Mrs. Wilson's Language Arts Class
This Week in Class
We worked on some comprehension skills that would help the students when taking a test. The students read and learned about a skink and a buzzard. Ask your child what facts they remember about those two animals; both are interesting creatures.
Then we set up our parameters for writers workshop. We did some brainstorming of topics the students would feel comfortable writing about and we worked on building up stamina when writing. This is way more difficult for students than building stamina for reading.
We also had a discussion about how we select books. The kids got to go to the library with their book groups and pick out a book that they are going to be reading together in class. They have a calendar filled out with their reading assignments. Please check this throughout the next few weeks to ensure that your child is on target for finishing the book with their group. I will only let books go home if students are behind on their reading. I share books with other classes.
With their book groups the students focused on the exposition of a story. The exposition is the important information you find out in the beginning of the book about the background of the setting, the characters, and their situations.
6th Grade Camp Reminder
1. Pack a lunch for Thursday. Only pack what you can eat in disposable containers.
2. Put all of your medication in a Ziploc bag with a singed paper. I have emailed this sheet earlier this week. If you need another copy, let me know.
3. Rides home should be figured out before we leave for camp. The students are able to take the buses home.
4. There will be a gift store that will be open on Friday morning. If you choose to send money along for your child to get a souvenir, please have them pack it in their luggage and not in their pockets.
5. Please keep an eye on the weather to ensure that you are packing appropriately. We participate in our activities even in the rain so you will want to be prepared.
6. Only pack what you can carry. Unfortunately, camp does not supply us with bellhops.
Why it's Important to Read at Home
Quote of the Week
Scholastic Book Orders
Announcements this Week
The Magazine Dude will be back on Tuesday for the last turn in date.
The district will be having a curriculum night on Monday at the Kewaskum High School Field House. You can stop by and check out what the district uses for our curriculum and we can answer any questions you may have about Common Core State Standards.
Fuel up to Play 60 is challenging the students to walk 100 miles this year. On Friday we walked one mile during ELT. Encourage your child to participate. I am. (I stole this picture from Mr. Grotenhuis...Shhh.)