Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:48

Happy 2014

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready for a fun-filled 2014!

 

We will hit the ground running this new year...we have a lot to cover in Language, Reading, and Math!

 

6th Math- We are half way down with the book-wow! We are getting into geometry this half of the book, so we will be doing a lot with shapes, finding areas, and hands-on activities with 'real life' objects that resemble the prisims and spheres that we're learning about. We will continue with the shedule that we're used to: a lesson everyday with 30 problems for homework. After every 5 lessons, we will have a test and after every 10 lessons, we will do an investigation activity. If you/your student would like a review before the math tests, just let me know and I can make copies of a test review. Our next test will be Friday, January 10.

 

5 Language- The 5th graders just finished their first research project unit and did a wonderful job. I had so much fun learning about all of their topics and I think they enjoyed researching and presenting on their topics. I learned a lot about everything from NFL players to the history of Disney Land. We will do one more research project, which will be at the end of the year. We will continue working with the Journeys curriculum: a 7 day unit, with grammar and spelling tests on the 7th day. We will start our new unit today (Jan 2) & the assessments will be next Friday, January 10. This unit we are focusing on pronouns and antecedents. I will continue to update my spelling website with the spelling lists each unit: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

6th Language: The 6th graders just finished up their research project units and did a wonderful job. They used their time wisely and produced some wonderful projects. I had so much fun learning about everything from the history of Hello Kitty to the reality TV star Kristen Wiig! We all had a lot of fun with this unit and I am excited to do another research project with them at the end of the school year. We will continue with the Journeys curriculum: a 7 day unit, with grammar and spelling assessments on the 7th day. We start with Lesson 11 today and will have our assessments next Friday, January 10th. This unit focuses on opinion writing and the use of interjections and conjunctions to strengthen writing. As always, I will continue to update my spelling website with spelling lists each unit: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

7th Language: The 7th graders finished up a grammar unit focuing on nouns, pronouns, and adjectives before break. Our next unit covers verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and interjections. We will have quizzes throughout the unit and a cummulative test at the end. After this unit, we will start a research project, which will take us to the end of the trimester. We will continue to have weekly spelling with spelling packets. As always, I will update the words on my spelling website weekly: cacampbell.weebly.com

 

8th Language: The 8th graders finished up a grammar unit covering nouns, adjectives, and pronouns before break. We will start a unit focusing on verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, which will be about a 3 week unit. We will have quizzes throughout the unit and a cummulative test at the end of the unit. After we are finished with this grammar unit, we will start a research project, which will take us to the end of the trimester. We will continue to have weekly spelling tests and packets due each Friday. As always, I will continue to update my spelling website with the spelling lists: cacampbell.weebly.com

 

7-8 Reading: I am very excited for our next unit in reading class, as the kids get to choose their own book. We are focusing on literary elements and how they apply to the books that the kids are reading on their own. The students will complete literary journals, projects, and take the AR test for the book that they choose. I will post specific guidelines and duedates on here when we start the unit (Monday, January 6). In class, we will be covering six literary elements and sharing in-depth discussion about how our independent books relate (or don't realte!) to the literary elements. After this unit, we will be doing our non-fiction unit, which will take us to the end of the trimester.

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