Leib Weekly

October 17 - 21, 2016

10/17 - 10/21

Hello all,

We have approached the end of the first quarter and are coming up on fall break. I am so proud of our class and all that we have accomplished up to now. I have spoken to the class and reminded them that all work for this quarter is to be turned in by Monday, October 17, 2016 so I can have grades finalized for report cards.

Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2016. Please make sure to either purchase your photo package online or submit the order form that was sent home with your child last Friday.

I thank all of you for making sure the permission slips and money were turned in for the Chicago Art Institute Field trip and want to especially thank the 8 parents who volunteered to chaperone. I hear that it will be a fantastic trip for all!

We successfully completed our Personal Narratives this week and I will be grading them as fast as I can in hopes that I can include them in this quarters grades.

We will be finishing Tuck Everlasting this upcoming week and taking our test. I will make sure they have something to review whether it is a game or a packet. We will also complete our novel study folder and I will grade them. The students will then pick out a project from a list that I provide to complete the last two weeks that I will be here. We will be watching the movie that goes along with the book. It is rated PG so please email me if you have any questions or concerns. I will do my best to answer any questions/concerns that you have.

In Indiana History this week, we will be completing a map project in class. It will only come home if they struggle to complete it.

I believe I covered everything. If I think of anything else I will let you all know:-)

Kind Regards,

Jessica Leib

In The Classroom



Library 9:25 - 9:45


Music 9:45am - 10:15am

P.E. 10:15am - 10:45am


Music 9:45am - 10:15am

P.E. 10:15am - 10:45am


Art 9:45am - 10:45am


No School


Tuck Everlasting Ch 12-18 Words

  1. elation
  2. soothing
  3. interrupt
  4. decisive
  5. skitter
  6. rigid
  7. anguish
  8. ordinary
  9. thieving
  10. rhythmic
  11. barbarian
  12. fortunate
  13. supreme
  14. seldom
  15. constable
  16. ordeal
  17. homely
  18. hastily
  19. flapjack
  20. remarkable
  21. luxurious
  22. silhouette
  23. willy-nilly
  24. illiterate
  25. consciousness

Test Tuesday October 18, 2016

Tuck Everlasting Spelling List Ch 19 - Epilogue (will be provided 10/17)

  1. hearth
  2. possession
  3. tension
  4. scarcely
  5. legal
  6. resent
  7. gallows
  8. possiblity
  9. bewitched
  10. reliable
  11. unspeakable
  12. remorse
  13. protrude
  14. profound
  15. accompice
  16. prissy
  17. gait
  18. bureau
  19. parched
  20. wistful
  21. marionette
  22. exultant
  23. revulsion
  24. epilogue
  25. verandah

*Spelling Test over ch 19 - epilogue will be Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Working on Novel Study for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

*each student has a novel study folder I created for them using various unit plans I purchased off of Teachers Pay Teachers. The only time they may bring it home is if they are falling behind.

Comprehension strategies covered: Inference, Main idea/details, Prediction, Compare/Contrast, Character Analysis

Writing/Language Arts

Beginning Unit on Informational Report Writing

Key Strategies: Author's Purpose, Fact/Opinion, Brainstorming, Sequence of Events, Use of Graphic Features,

Indiana History

Indiana Map Construction

Math (Mr. Wallace)

Working on larger multiplication problems and three strategies to solve them.