Day 60 and 61: Thanksgiving Week

On Monday . . .

1. Wordskills. We took notes on # 23, 24, and 25 in our vocabulary notes. Get notes from a friend or the Wordskills tab (Lesson 1). Our vocabulary test will be the Friday we return from break. To study, check the Wordskills tab and click “Study Lesson 1 on Quizlet.”

2. Oral Quiz. We reviewed the reading in Ch. 12 – 15 with an oral quiz.

3. Film. Then, we watched To Kill a Mockingbird on film, the mob scene. Here it is:

HW: None for tomorrow. Read Ch. 16-18 for Tuesday when we return (Regular, skip ch. 16). Regular, complete Motif Journal entry #4. Honors, complete two motif journal entries, #5 and #6.

On Tuesday . . .

Today was a grammar day!

1. Homework. We wrote down our homework over break (see bottom of post).

2. Magnet Proposal. Students were invited to attend the Magnet Proposal meeting at DSA on Monday, November 28 at 7:00 pm in Weaver Auditorium. Here’s more information on the proposal.

3. Intro to Prepositions. We looked at the Preamble of the Constitution and removed the prepositional phrases to see how prepositions can help us understand our readings.

4. Preposition Dance. We learned 17 words and the moves to the preposition dance! It was amazing. Your child can perform it for you at Thanksgiving. Here are the words we learned:

  • about
  • above
  • across
  • after
  • against
  • along
  • among
  • around
  • at
  • before
  • behind
  • below
  • beneath
  • beside
  • between
  • beyond
  • by

We will learn the rest on three additional days. All prepositions have to be memorized by December 20.

5. Bubble Notes. We took notes on prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections on W11. If you were gone, get notes from a friend.

6. Balancing using conjunctions. We discussed how coordinating and correlative conjunctions compare equal parts of a sentence using a scales visualization. Then, we looked at how subordinating conjunctions show an unequal relationship (a Mr. Hawks part of the sentence and a less important Ms. Garvoille part of a sentence).


Regular: Read ch. 17 and 18 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Complete one motif journal entry (#4) for any role you choose. 

Honors: Read ch. 16, 17, and 18 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Complete two motif journal entries (#5 and #6) for any roles you choose.

All: Begin studying prepositions (must be memorized by December 20). Begin studying vocabulary word roots (vocab test on Friday).

Other Voices, Other Rooms: Read ch. 5-7 over break.

Congratulations to our Poetry Out Loud competition classroom winners!

1st place: Julia I.

2nd place: Noah M.

3rd place: Una H.

4th place: Benjamin C.

Everyone was amazing, so the scores were close!