• 1/22-1/26

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 1/22/2024

    Literacy Week! *See Student handout, email from Mrs. Centers, and announcements page

    1/22/24 Monday

    ELA: Informational Reading Groups (Science booklets), FAST Writing Prompt Analysis and Rubric, Word Study Activity #2 

    Social Studies: Chapter 4, Lesson 2 questions

     

    1/23/24 Tuesday

    ELA: *Guest Author Speaker and RAA Middle School Presentation, Top Score Writing Lesson 1 (Analyzing Expository Writing)

     

    1/24/24 Wednesday

    ELA: Mrs. Basil Chapter 4-5 Reading Groups, Word Study Activity #3, Top Score Lesson 2

    Social Studies: Chapter 4, Lesson 2

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  • 1/8/24-1/12/24

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 1/4/2024

    Monday, January 8th, 2024

    ELA: Morning work (Journal prompt and Lexia), Reading Groups (informational text), Goals for the New Year, Roots and Prefixes, Introduce New Book Study (The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil Read Aloud)

    Social Studies: Students will receive their CommonLit login information. Ms. Centers will walk students through how to get to the website and how to navigate the assignments. 

    50 States Bingo! We will review characteristics of each state and their location.

    Ms. Centers' Homeroom:https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/16648114 

    Mrs. Camper's Homeroom:https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/16648115 

    Homework: Read "A Pet for Calvin" and answer the four "Check for Understanding Questions (also online on SAVVAS app on Classlink)

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

    Storm Day--Be Safe!

     

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

    ELA: Morning work (write checklist, journal prompt, typingclub.com), Reading groups (informational texts and questions), Stations:

    a. Roots and Prefixes Practice

    b. Grammar Day 23

    c. States Map

    d. Lexia Minutes

    e. Homework Reading and questions

    f. The Secret Garden passage and questions

     

    Social Studies: 50 States Map listed in ELA stations

    Homework: Read "A Pet for Calvin" and answer the four "Check for Understanding Questions; complete any make up classwork

    Thursday, January 11th, 2024

    ELA: Morning Work (Write Checklist, journal prompt, Lexia minutes/read for AR or take AR test), Reading groups (informational texts and questions), Begin Book Study (Secret Files of Mrs. Basil), Word Study, Introduce and discuss plot elements

     

    Social Studies: MLK CommonLit Passage

    Homework: Read "A Pet for Calvin" and answer the four "Check for Understanding Questions; complete any make up classwork

    Friday, January 12th, 2024

    ELA: Reading Groups, Word Study, Plot Elements, Lexia Minutes

    Social Studies: MLK CommonLit Passage

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  • 11/27/23-12/1/23

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/26/2023 3:00:00 PM

    Monday, 11/27/23

    ELA: Review Greek Root and Prefixes; Review Prepositions; Review Vocabulary; Despereaux; Lexia minutes and 4-H Speech Prep

    Social Studies: Chapter 3, Lesson 1

     

    Homework:Make Up work

     

    Tuesday, 11/28/23

    ELA:Review Greek Root and Prefixes; Review Prepositions; Review Vocabulary; Despereaux; Lexia minutes and 4-H Speech Prep

    Social Studies: Chapter 3, Lesson 2

     

    Homework: Make up work and review video for Greek Roots and Prefixes

     

    Wednesday, 11/29/23

    *Homework Check

    ELA: U.3.W.1 Quiz; Read Despereaux; Lexia and 4-H Speech Conferences

    Social Studies: Chapter 3, Lesson 3

     

    Homework: Review 4-H Speech Slides and work on your speech! Try presenting what you have in front of a friend or family member or even in front of a mirror! You can also record yourself and give yourself corrections.

     

    Thursday, 11/30/23

    ELA: U.3.W.1 Test; 4-H Speech Prep/conferences; Read Despereaux

    Social Studies: Chapter 3, Lesson 4

     

    Homework: Work on 4-H Speech

     

    Friday, 12/1/23

    ELA: Review most missed test questions; Introduce new unit; Read Despereaux; Lexia minutes; 4-H Speech Prep

    Social Studies: Chapter 3, Lesson 5

     

    Homework: Work on 4-H Speech! Class presentation will be on 12/8/23...NEXT FRIDAY!

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  • 11/13/23-11/17/23

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/13/2023 3:00:00 PM

    Monday, 11/13

    ELA: Inference reading passage, Lexia Mingutes, Reading Groups ("Love, Amalia") U.3.W.1 Packet (students will need to answer question 1 on page 37 in U3W1 packet), Preposition Review (SAVVAS online dashboard)

    Social Studies: Veteran's Day Scholastic Article, questions 3-6 p. 8, Close reading questions 1-3 (group discussion and Veteran's Day video)

     

    Homework: Study spelling bee words to prepare for Spelling Bee on 11/17

     

    Tuesday, 11/14

    ELA: U.3.W.1 Love Amalia Quiz (online SAVVAS), Preposition Practice (online SAVVAS), Word Study Practice (photo-, il, in, im), 4-H Speech Preparation

    Social Studies: Veteran's Day Close reading questions, turn them in, Veteran's Day Timeline, turn in

     

    Homework:Practice Spelling Bee words!

     

    Wednesday, 11/15

    ELA: Finish Word Study page, Grammar Day 20, Questions 2-3 p. 37 in ELA Reading Packet, Lexia Minutes, Read Despereaux

    Social Studies: Chapter 3, Lesson 1

     

    Homework: Review and practice Spelling Bee words!

     

     

    Thursday, 11/16

    ELA: Review Greek Root and Prefixes, Word Study Quiz, Despereaux, 4-H Speech Prep

    Social Studies: Chapter 3, Lesson 1

     

    Homework: Review Spelling Words

     

    Friday, 11/17

    Class Spelling Bee Block One and Block 2!

     

    *Thanksgiving/Fall Break 11/20-11/24*

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  • 11/6/23-11/10/23

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/7/2023 1:00:00 AM

    Monday, 11/6

    ELA: Read "Love, Amalia," online on SAVVAS (U.3.W.1), Grammar Day 19 (self correct with Ms. Centers), New Greek root and prefixes (introduce whole group)

    Social Studies: Summary Skillbuilder, Review Chapter 2

    Homework: make up work and practice spelling words for Spelling bee on 11/17/23

     

    Tuesday, 11/7

    ELA: Finish Grammar Day 19, Greek root and prefixes, Vocabulary and "After Reading" questions for "Love, Amalia," Start 4-H Speech brainstorming

    Social Studies: Chapter 2 Review Questions (Students only need to complete questions 1-15);  Chapter 2 Textbook Pages

    Homework: Practice Spelling Bee words for spelling bee on 11/17/23

     

    Wednesday, 11/8

    ELA: Prepositions and phrases, On-level cold read online on SAVVAS, Greek Root and prefixes 4-H Speech practice

    Social Studies: Chapter 2 review

    Homework: Practice spelling bee words for spelling bee on 11/17

     

    Thursday, 11/9

    ELA: Greek root and prefixes, developing cold read online on SAVVAS, 4-H speech prep, Read Despereaux

     

    Social Studies: Chapter 2 Test

    Homework: Practice spelling bee words for spelling bee on 11/17

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  • 10/30-11/3

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 10/30/2023 5:00:00 AM

    Monday, 10/30/23 *Block 2: Turn in page 383, question 1

    Checklist:

    1) Finish Analyzing "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost (students will need to reference figurative language notes in ELA composition book)

    2) Review Suffixes, Prefixes, and Roots (graph, ir, and non); students take notes in ELA composition book

    3) Base Words p. 388 in U. 2.W.5 ELA Packet

    4) Social Studies: Notes on lesson 4 "Peoples of the Plains"; Lesson 4 Test

    5) Introduce Spelling Bee and 4-H Speech Contests!

    Homework: Work on AR goals! and review for quiz tomorrow!

     

    Tuesday, 10/31/23

    Checklist:

    1) Greek Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Quiz!

    2) Grammar Day 17

    3) The Tale of Despereaux Readings/ group discussion questions

    4) Finish Social Studies Lesson 4 Notes

     

    Homework: Make-up work

     

    Wednesday, 11/1/23

    Checklist:

    1) Review U.2.W.5 Vocabulary

    2) Block 1: On-Level Cold Read, Block 2: p. 388 in ELA U.2.W.5 Packet

    3) Tale of Despereaux readings

    4) Social Studies: Lesson 5 Test "Peoples of the East" pages 68-71; complete Lesson 5 Test Questions

    5) Weekly Standards Check and review parts of speech

     

    Homework: Work on AR goals and complete make-up work

     

    Thursday, 11/2/23 *PICTURE DAY*

    Checklist:

    1) Grammar Day 18

    2) Social Studies: Summarize Skillbuilder 66-67 in textbook; complete apply skill page

    3) Review Kahoot for U.2.W.5

    4) Block 2: Complete page 387 in U.2.W.5 ELA packet

    5) Block 2: Read Despereaux outside! :)

    Homework: U.2.W.5 Review Video; complete any make-up work in yellow or orange folders

     

    Friday, 11/3/23

    Checklist:

    1) U.2.W.5 ELA Exam!

    2) Social Studies: Work on Skillbuilder and Review for Chp. 2

    3) Read Despereaux

    Homework: Work on AR Goals! Complete any make up work in yellow or orange folders for ELA (yellow) or Social Studies (orange)

     

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  • 10/23-10/27

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 10/23/2023 5:00:00 AM

    Monday, 10/23/23

    Checklist:

    1) Grammar Day 15

    2) Analyze "A Road Not Taken"

    3) Reading Groups and Unit 1, Week 4 Quiz

    4) Collective Nouns

    5) Turn in U.1.W.4 ELA Reading Packet

    6) The Tale of Despereaux Vocabulary

    Homework: Make up work (finish simile, metaphor, and idiom drawings or catch up in Despereaux pages)

     

    Tuesday, 10/24/23

    Checklist:

    1) Grammar Day 16

    2) Weekly Standards Check

    3) U.2.W.5 Vocabulary

    4) Read U.2.W.5 story online on SAVVAS and turn it in!

    5) Tale of Despereaux

    6) Social Studies: read pages 38-43

     

    Wednesday, 10/25/23

    Checklist:

    1) Developing Cold Read U.2.W.5

    2) Close Reading Groups (pages 368-373 in U.2.W.5 ELA Packet): Read text 1 and highlight one interesting fact that you learned. When you finished reading text 1, ask yourself " Why did the author write this story? What was his purpose?" Go back to the text and highlight text evidence that supports your answer to this question. HINT: Remember to look in the introduction and conclusion! You can often find the author's purpose in those paragraphs quickly.

    3) U.2.W.5 Word Study p. 388 in ELA packet (mini lesson)

    4) p. 391 in U.2.W.5 ELA reading packeet

    5) Social Studies Lesson 2 in Chapter 2

    Homework: Make up work

     

    Thursday, 10/26/23

    Checklist:

    1) Develop Vocabulary in U.2.W.5 ELA packet

    2) Argumentative Texts Anchor Chart (U.2.W.5 Packet) 

    3) Notes in ELA Composition Book (see argumentative anchor chart and video)

    4) Reading Groups (same questions as Text 1 on Wednesday) for text 2 starting on page 376 U.2.W.5 ELA packet

    5) Social Studies lesson 3 chapter 2

    6) Read Tale of Despereaux

    Homework: make up work!

     

    Friday, 10/27/23

    Checklist:

    1) Social Studies: Map Skills Foldable!

    2) U.2.W.5 Quiz (students may use their ELA packet)

    3) U.2.W.5 Packet p. 383, question 1 (students may move on to additional questions if they finish early)

    4) Turn in "Developing Vocabulary" page in ELA U.2.W.5 Packet (Block 1: turn in p. 383 as well)

     

     

     

     

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  • 10/16-10/20

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 10/18/2023 5:00:00 AM

    Monday 10/16 Teacher Planning Day

    No School

     

    Tuesday, 10/17

    Bellwork:

    1) Vowel team passage and questions

    2) watch homework video from Friday

    3) typing club practice

     

    Checklist:

    1) Bellwork

    2) Poetry Collection p. 138

    3) Figurative Language video

    4) Suffixes: ible and able page 144 in ELA packet

    5) Research project

    6) Start landforms in Social Studies

    homework: finish missing work

     

    Wednesday, 10/18 *Grades finalized

    Bellwork:

    1) Grammar Day 14 (turn in)

    2) watch homework video from last friday

    3) read Tale of Despereaux

    4) Typing Club

     

    Checklist:

    1) Social Studies: finish research project, answer questions 1-4 on page 9 and questions 1-4 on page 25 (lesson 3)

    2) Tale of Despereaux writing prompt (timed): What makes Despereaux different from the other mice (chapters 1-7)

    3) Lexia minutes

    4) Simile project: create and write your own simile and illustrate it!

    Homework: There was supposed to be a video! But after trying multiple times, the sound would not work! No homework for tonight!

     

    Thursday, 10/19/23

    Bellwork: Lexia and Typing Club (students were also allowed to work on make up work from the day prior)

    Checklist: ELA packet is on Unit 1, Week 4 Poetry and Figurative Language

    1) page 143 in ELA reading packet

    2) Poetry Anchor chart on page 127 in ELA packet

    3) Personification and Hyperbole notes on video

    4) Questions 1 and 4 on page 139 in ELA packet

    5) Nouns page 148; introduce and discuss collective nouns

    6) Finish lessons 1 and 3 in Social Studies (Research project MUST be turned in by this date!)

    Homework: Unit 1, Week 4 Video #2 (use the Roots, prefixes, and suffixes page passed out in class)

     

    Friday, 10/20/23

    Checklist:

    1) Analyze "A Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

    2) STAR Testing

    3) Simile, Metaphor, and Idiom Project

    4) Social Studies: Finish Lesson tests for lesson 1 and 3 in Chapter 2

    Homework: Make up Work

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  • 10/9-10/13

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 10/9/2023 5:00:00 AM

    Monday, 10/9/23

    Bellwork:

    1. Write checklist into planner

    2. Complete makeup work

    3. Complete grammar day 12 (turn in at the end of class)

    4. Typing Club Lesson

     

    Checklist: ELA and Social Studies

    1. Unit 1, Week 2 Quiz (students are allowed to use their reading packet to answer all questions)

    2. Reading groups (with Ms. Centers) and Lexia

    3. Genre Questions (must be complete for Book Tasting lesson)

    4. Tale of Despereaux- block 1 read up to page 86 (block 1) and up to page 110 (block 2)

    *Review symbolism question

    5. Block 2- present personal narrative

    6. Turn in grammar day 12

    7. Begin research unit in Social Studies

    *Homework: Complete missing/make up work; check yellow ELA folder and orange Social Studies folder for unfinished work

     

    Tuesday, 10/10/23

    Bellwork:

    1. Write today's checklist in your planner

    2. Complete the Greek Roots Sorting sheet

    3. Complete the "ie" vowel teams page

    4. Work on Typing Club

     

    Checklist: ELA and Social Studies

    1. Bellwork

    2. Book Tasting Lesson *Students must complete and bring their genre work to class in order to complete!

    3. Turn in Book Tasting Menu

    4. Finish up Lexia minutes

     

    Homework: Video will not be uploaded this afternoon; complete missing work

     

    Wednesday, 10/11/23

    Bellwork:

    1. Write checklist in planner; check your weekly planner as well!

    2. Write about it Wednesday: In your class journal complete the following prompt (remember to write your name, date, and class number at the top of your paper)

    "Free write" or write about anything you want, but it must be a 7-sentence paragraph! If you would like a topic, try writing about a time when you did something nice for someone else.

     

    Checklist:

    1) Bellwork

    2) Review Symbolism with Despereaux writing prompt

    3) Weekly standards sticky note quiz

    4) On-level cold read

    5) Reading Groups

    6) Test Prep Packet (complete and turn in within the set time frame!)

    Homework: Watch and complete video for ELA U.1.W.2 page 80 "Develop Specific Details"

     

    Thursday, 10/12/23

    *Inference Review Video

    Bellwork:

    1) Write Checklist into planner

    2) Complete Syllable Division

    3) Typing Club

    4) Missing Work

     

    Checklist:

    1) Review Standards Quiz

    2) Grammar Day 13

    3) Reading Groups- Block 1 Readworks, Block 2- Page 57

    4) Review Game

    5) Start Research Project in Social Studies

     

    Homework: Unit 1, Week 2 Review Video ; 

    Unit 1, Week 2 focused on informational texts, text features, scientific vocabulary, greek roots, making inferences, and independent and dependent clauses. We also worked on completing our personal narratives, the editing process and we practiced presenting our writing in front of our peers and providing each other with positive feedback.

     

    Friday, 10/13/23

    Checklist:

    1. Unit 1, Week 2 Test

    2. Turn in U.1.W.2 ELA packet

    3. Turn in any missing assignments

    4. Work on research project for Social Studies

    *Check in with Ms. Centers for homework credit

     

    Homework: Unit 1, Week 4 Vocabulary Video

     

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  • 10/2-10/6

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 10/2/2023 5:00:00 AM

    Monday, 10/2/23

    Homework: Vocabulary Video

     

    Tuesday, 10/3/23

    Bellwork: update planner, turn in story for U.1.W.2 (online on SAVVAS), finish Greek root flashcards, watch video from yesterday, read class novel (Tale of Despereaux) and work on Typing club or Lexia

    Class Checklist:

    1) Review page 70 in ELA packet and Grammar Day 9 (turn this in by 10/4/23)

    2) Review Prepositions (see preposition reference sheet in binder, please put this in a page protector)

    3) Check for Understanding question 1-2

    4) Groupwork: Review Greek Root meanings (block 1 only, work on page 74 in ELA reading packet)

    5) Block 2 Only: Work on adding sensory details to writing (page 81 in ELA packet)

    Homework: Develop Vocabulary Video

    *The quality of this video is not the best, and I had difficulty uploading it. I appreciate your patience as I work out these issues. If there is an option to watch this in a higher quality, please do so.

     

    Wednesday, 10/4/23

    Bellwork: Write checklist in planner, watch videos if you have not already, complete any unfinished classwork, complete preposition sentence sheet, read despereaux up to page 66 (block 1) and page 91 (block 2)

    Checklist: Stations

    1) Unit 1, Week 2 Developing Cold Read *SAVVAS online

    2) Text Features Independent practice (students should take this home in their yellow folder if not completed in class)

    3) The Tale of Despereaux questions (written question, true and false, and multiple choice)

    4) Create Genre Booklet (this should be taken home in yellow folder to reference during future lesson)

    5) Grammar Day 11 (Students should take this home in their yellow folder if not completed and turned in in class)

    Homework: Complete any missing work; block 2 finish Oceans and Continents page

     

    Thursday, 10/5/23

    Bellwork: Write checklist in planner, watch videos if you have not already, complete any unfinished classwork, read despereaux up to page 76 (block1), and page 101 (block 2), and complete packet page 73

    Checklist:

    1) Continents and Oceans Study Guide (Social Studies--Students were instructed to complete this in class and take it home in their orange folder to study)

    2) Page 74 in ELA packet--Analyzing Greek Roots

    3) Making Inferences Video

    4) Test Prep Packet (We will continue to work on this;students should keep it in yellow folder)

    5) Lexia/make up work time

    Homework: Study Continents and Oceans Study Guide completed in class. Parents and Guardians, please sign this after your child studies it! Students will be able to use this on their test and will receive extra credit for turning it in with their exam.

     

    Friday, 10/6/23

    Bellwork:

    1. Write checklist/agenda in planner

    2. Complete sensory details page in ELA packet

    3. Edit favorite season paragraph for sensory details

    4. Lexia or Typing club

     

    Checklist: ELA and Social Studies

    1. Making inferences review and complete page 71

    2. Reading groups p. 55 in reading packet

    3. Genre Questions-groupwork (keep these in your yellow ELA folder for Monday's lesson)

    4. Block 1-present personal narrative in groups

    5. Social Studies-"Continents and Oceans Test" *Turn in signed study guide for extra credit

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