News from Mrs. Drudy 01/04/2016

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What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts

Into the Ice: Take II

Due the holiday hullabaloo, we are going to extend Into the Ice for yet another week. Just the same, we will continue the Greek roots spelling study as well. We didn't even get around to testing on the crazy busy Friday, the day before break.

Spelling: Greek Roots


The Greek word part hydro means “water,” onym means “name,” arch means “primitive” or “ancient,” chronos means “time,” and crat means “rule.”

Phonics Words

1. hydrant

2. chronic

3. archive

4. synonym

5. antonym

6. democracy

7. hydrogen

8. aristocrat

9. dehydrated

10. chronicle

11. hydroplane

12. chronology

13. archaic

14. homonym

15. synchronize

16. hydraulic

17. archaeology

18. anarchy

19. hydroelectric

20. bureaucracy

Challenge Words

21. hydrophobia

22. chronological

23. anachronism

24. pseudonym

25. aristocracy

This spelling generalization meets the following Indiana Academic Standard:

"Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible). "

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:

Wednesday, January 6: Early Dismissal 2:25

Monday, January 18: Snow Make Up Day (As of now, we should have his day off since we've not yet had any snow days.)