WEEKLY UPDATE for January 15-19, 2018
News and Notes
This week we are working on a writing project for possible submission to LEST. We are allowed to submit one piece of writing from each grade level. I am encouraging all of the students to write something, and then the middle school teachers will decide which pieces will be submitted. Students were given a copy of the writing guidelines today.
There will not be a spelling list this week or a grammar unit. We will be focusing our energy on this writing piece. (We will begin each class period with a grammar/editing piece which will be done in class.)
In both 5th and 6th grade grammar/spelling/writing our typical week will look like this:
Monday (or first day of the week if Monday is a holiday) – Spelling list introduced, grammar concept introduced, journal entry – SPELLING TEST WILL BE FRIDAY..
Tuesday – spelling practice sheet, further instruction/practice on the grammar concept, writing topic for the week introduced
Wednesday – (fifth grade only) spelling practice sheet, grammar practice, work on the week’s writing task
Thursday – practice spelling in class, grammar practice, complete rough draft of writing
Friday – Final draft of writing due, spelling test, grammar quiz
When we have a short week, or a particularly complex grammar topic, then this may change up a little bit. FLEXIBILITY is the key word. I put assignments on the assignment board each day which the students should then be copying into their planners.
Have a great week!