Monday, October 2, 2017

Reading homework begins this week!!

This is the first week that students will need to complete their jots, jot organizers, and write longs AT HOME!  

For the past month, we have done all of this work in class, so the students should know what to do in order to be successful.  I will touch base with the students each day so that they know what the expectations are and are able to get the work done by Friday.

Monday-Wednesday: Jot while reading (8 jot minimum)
Thursday: Organize jots and Write Long
Friday: ALL DUE!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Places Worth Stopping and Jotting!

Below is that chart that hangs in our classroom to help us remember what's worth stopping to think about while reading.  If this is something that is helpful for you with your at home reading, please use it!  Remember, right now, our focus is to jot about character!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


1. Meet the teacher night is tonight (8/30) from 6:30-8:30!  This is a night dedicated to parents and guardians so that they have the opportunity to meet teachers, go through their child's schedule, and be introduced to the curriculum in all of their child's classes.  I look forward to seeing everyone!

2. Our first reading logs are due on FRIDAY!  Each student must turn in a completed reading log, with 150 minutes or more written down, in order to receive full points.  This will be the first grade entered into the grade book for reading, so it's important to start strong!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

3 Ring Binder by Friday

Please have a 3 ring binder brought to class by Friday!  This is a binder that will be staying in my classroom so that we can use it throughout the year.  A 1 inch or 1 and a half inch binder is just fine; it does not need to be any bigger than that. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Narrative Pre on-demand tomorrow!

Direction for tomorrow's on- demand are below!
Will you please write the best personal narrative, the best true story, that you can write? Make this be the story of one time in your life. You might focus on just a scene or two.
You’ll have only 50 minutes to write this true story, so you’ll need to plan, draft, revise, and edit in one sitting. Write in a way that allows you to show off all you know about narrative writing.
Make sure you…

  • Write a beginning for your story
  • Use transition words to tell what happened in order
  • Elaborate to help readers picture your story
  • Show what your story is really about
  • Write an ending for your story