News from Mrs. Drudy 11/30/2015
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What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts
Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn’t Tell a Lie
Interestingly enough, this week's story ties right in with the MCS character trait of the month, trustworthiness. Juan Verdades, the foreman on don Ignacio’s ranch, has never told a lie. One day don Arturo bets don Ignacio his ranch that he can make Juan tell a lie. Don Arturo’s daughter, Araceli, tempts Juan to give her don Ignacio’s greatest possession—the apples from his apple tree. Juan loves Araceli and so he does it. In the end, Juan confesses to his boss and don Arturo loses the bet. Don Ignacio gives Juan the ranch he won. Juan proposes to Araceli, so don Arturo’s ranch stays in the family after all.
Spelling: Compound Words
Some compound words are written as one word: sometimes. Other compound words are written as two words: field trips. Don't forget the usefulness of www.spellingcity.com/tdrudy for those students that have Internet access at home.
1. field trip
4. polka dot
5. roller coaster
6. solar system
9. cell phone
11. lightning rod
13. life jacket
16. area code
19. hour hand
20. rain forest
21. graham cracker
23. chain reaction
In addition to the stories in our reading text, we are spending time with close reads. As the name implies, we are reading, annotating important words and thoughts, and rereading for meaning.
Ice Cream Party
The 6th grade celebrated their winning of the Box Tops for Education last week.
Sugar & Spice
...and everything nice!
No Brain Freeze Here...
...just a lovely smile for the camera.
Notes from the Teacher
Tuesday, December 1: Author S. A. Bodeen Visit
Wednesday, December 2: Early Dismissal
December 18th: 2nd Nine Weeks A.R. points due