The Kersey Chronicles
Rockstars Choosing to Matter in Room 25
Whole Class Novel Studies
This Week's Set List (Sept. 19-23)
Week at a Glance/Skills for the Week:
LITERACY – We will continue our character interpretation unit by analyzing actions, dialogues, thoughts, and feelings. We are reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell as a mentor text to continue investigating complex characters. This novel also ties into our Social Studies unit as we explore how people adapt to their environment.
WRITING – We continue our fictional narrative writing unit called The Arc of a Story where we learn to develop characters who change, grow, and learn lessons as they follow the plot line of a story. This unit pairs very well with our reading unit, so students will see many comparisons and connections.
MATH – We continue Unit 3 on Monday. This is our first geometry unit and we will focus on data analysis, geometric properties, angles, and figures as well as side and angle relationships in tessellations. The test will take place the week before Fall Break. It is tentatively planned for Thursday, September 29th.
SPELLING – We will have the week 6 test this week on Thursday. Students have their spelling lists in their take home folders.
SCIENCE – No science this week.
SOCIAL STUDIES – We are studying Indiana's Early People and discussing how groups of people adapt or handle conflict with other groups of people. Students will create an informational brochure about a Native American tribe from Indiana. We are also reading Island of the Blue Dolphins which provides a relevant text to examine these themes as well.
TIPS - This week in TIPS, we will begin preparing our data binders for conferences. Students will practice presentations and reflect on their learning so far this year!
September 19th-23rd: College Go Week
September 22nd and 27th: Student-Led Conferences
September 23rd: Homecoming, Early Release Day
October 8th-23rd: Fall Break