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Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                                     Unit 4 Vocabulary Test:  Wednesday, November 15
                                     Thanksgiving Break:  Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24
                                     AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, December 13
 
Wednesday, November 15
In class:
1) Unit 4 Vocabulary Test
Homework:
2)  Collections book: Read pages 99 - 103
3)  Collections book: Page 104, numbers 1 and 2.  Restate, cite evidence, complete sentences 
 
Tuesday, November 14
In class:
1)  Collect Collections notes from pages 105-112
2)  Discuss and copy poetry notes
3)  Continue to work on Close Reader pages 25-28, due tomorrow
4)  Work on Unit 4 Vocabulary Puzzle, due tomorrow
Homework:
5)  Close Reader pages 25-28 due tomorrow (lots of class time was given for this 
     assignment, so there should be little, if any of this assignment to finish
6)  Unit 4 Vocabulary Puzzle due tomorrow.  Class time was also given for this assignment
7)  Unit 4 Vocabulary test tomorrow.  STUDY! 
 
Monday, November 13
In class:
1)  Return Close Readers
2)  Discuss Close Reader pages 19-24
3)  Begin working on Close Reader pages 25-28.  Complete ALL activities
Homework:
4)  Close Reader pages 25-28 due Wednesday
5)  Collections notes pages 105-112 due tomorrow.  (assigned last Thursday) 
6)  Unit 4 vocabulary test Wednesday

Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                            Friday, November 10:  No School - Veteran's Day Observance
                            Wednesday, November 15:  Unit 4 Vocabulary Test
                            Wednesday, December 13:  AR Goals Due
 
Monday, November 6
In class:
1) Collections:  Continue reading "The Mixer"
2) Get Well cards for Jason
Homework:
3)  Read for AR
4)  Study for Unit 4 vocabulary test 

Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                   The Giver:  Part 2 quiz on Tuesday, October 24
                    Unit 4 Vocabulary Test:  Wednesday, October 15
                    AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, December 13
 
Friday, October 27
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Continue to work on Final project.  This is the last day you will have in class
      to work on this project.
Homework:
2)  The Giver:  Final project is due Wednesday, November 1 
3)  Have a safe weekend!
 
Thursday, October 26
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Continue to work on Final project.  Project is worth 100 test points
Homework:
2)  The Giver:  Continue to work on Final project.  Due: Wednesday, November 1
 
Wednesday, October 25
In class:
1)  Check Unit 4 vocabulary cards
2)  The Giver:  Work on final project
Homework:
3)  The Giver:  Work on final project
 
Tuesday, October 24
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Part 2 quiz
2)  The Giver:  Introduce final project
Homework:
3)  Unit 4 vocabulary cards.  Due tomorrow
4)  The Giver:  Plan final project
 
Monday, October 23
In class:
1)  Introduce Unit 4 vocabulary words
2)  Work on unit 4 vocabulary cards
Homework:
3)  Study for The Giver Part 2 quiz
4)  Work on Unit 4 vocabulary cards.  Due:  Wednesday, October 25

Due:

Important Information:
                  Unit 3 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, October 20
                  The Giver Part 2 Quiz:  Tuesday, October 24
 
Friday, October 20
In class:
1)  Unit 3 vocabulary test
Homework:
2)  Read for AR
3)  Have a good weekend!
 
Thursday, October 19
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Correct study guide for chapters 22 and 23
2)  The Giver:  Take AR quiz and record results in your AR log
Homework:
3)  Unit 3 Vocabulary test tomorrow.  STUDY!
 
Wednesday, October 18
In class:
1)  The Giver:  correct study guide chapters 20 and 21
2)  The Giver:  Read chapters 22 and 23
Homework:
3)  The Giver:  Complete study guide for chapters 22 and 23 
 
Tuesday, October 17
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Correct Study Guide for chapters 18 and 19
2)  The Giver:  Read Chapters 20 and 21
Homework:
3)  The Giver:  Complete study guide for chapters 20 and 21 (#47 - 51)
 
Monday, October 16
In Class:
1)  Set new AR goals
2)  The Giver:  Read chapters 18 and 19
3)  The Giver:  Complete Study Guide for chapters 18 and 19
Homework:
4)  The Giver:  Complete Study Guide for chapters 18 and 19

Due:

Important Information:
                      AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11 (worth 10% of your grade)
                      End of Quarter:  Friday, October 13
                      Unit 3 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, October 20
 
Monday, October 9
In class:
1)  Correct Unit 3 vocabulary worksheet
2)  The Giver:  Read chapters 14 and 15
3)  The Giver:  Begin study guide for chapters 14 and 14
Homework:
4)  Read for AR (Goals are due on Wednesday)
5)  The Giver:  Finish study guide for chapters 14 and 15

Due:

Important Information:
                  The Giver Quiz (Ch. 1-13):  Friday, October 6
                   AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Wednesday, October 4
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read chapter 13
2)   Unit 3 vocabulary worksheet was passed out in class today.
Homework:
3)  Unit 3 Vocabulary cards due tomorrow
4)  The Giver:  Study Guide for chapter 13 due tomorrow
5)  Unit 3 vocabulary worksheet due Friday.
 
Tuesday, October 3
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read chapters 11 and 12
Homework:
2)  The Giver:  Study Guide chapters 11 and 12
3)  Unit 3 Vocabulary cards due Thursday
 
Monday, October 2
In class:
1)  Pass back papers and Unit 2 Vocabulary test
2)  Introduce Unit 3 Vocabulary words
3)  The Giver:  Read Chapter 10
Homework:
4)  The Giver:  Study Guide for chapters 9 and 10 due tomorrow.
5)   Unit 3 vocabulary cards due:  Thursday

Due:

Important Information:
                          Unit 2 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 29
                          AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Friday, September 29
In class:
1)  Unit 2 Vocabulary test
2)  The Giver:  Work on study guide for chapter 9, due Tuesday
Homework:
3)  Relax this weekend and read for AR.  You should have half of your goal met at this 
     time.
 
Thursday, September 28
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read chapter 9
2)   Watch a clip of The Giver and complete Venn Diagram
3)  Begin working on Unit 2 vocabulary puzzle
Homework:
4)  Study for Unit 2 vocabulary test.  Test is tomorrow
5)  Unit 2 vocabulary puzzle due tomorrow
 
Wednesday, September 27
In Class:
1)  Review study guide chapters 6 and 7
1)  The Giver:  Read chapter 8
2)  The Giver:  Work on study guide for chapter 8
Homework:
3)  Study for the unit 2 vocabulary test
4)  The Giver:  Complete study guide for chapter 8 (Time was given in class, so little, if any, of this
     assignment should be left for homework.
 
Tuesday, September 26
In Class:
1)  The Giver:  Read chapter 6 and 7
2)  The Giver:  Work on study guide for chapters 6 and 7
Homework:
3)  Study for the unit 2 vocabulary test
4)  The Giver:  Complete study guide for chapter 6 and 7
 
Monday, September 25
In Class:
1)  The Giver:  Read chapter 5 and half of 6
2)  The Giver:  Work on study guide for chapter 5
Homework:
3)  Study for the unit 2 vocabulary test
4)  The Giver:  Complete study guide for chapter 5

Due:

Important Information:
                  Unit 2 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 29
                  AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Friday, September 21
In class:
1)  Correct Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet
2)  The Giver:  Correct study guide for chapters 2 and 3
3)  The Giver:  Read chapter 4 and begin the study guide for chapter 4
Homework:
4)  Read for AR.  You should have completed half of your AR goal by now. 
 
Thursday, September 21
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read Chapters 2 and 3
2)  The Giver:  Work on study guide for chapters 2 and 3.  Due:  tomorrow
Homework:
3)  The Giver:  Study Guide for chapters 2 and 3  Due:  tomorrow
4)  Unit 2 Vocabulary worksheet.  Due:  tomorrow.
 
Wednesday, September 20
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Finish reading chapter 2
2)  Work on Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet 
Homework:
3)  Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet due Friday
 
Tuesday, September 19
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Review / correct study guide for chapter 1
2)   The Giver:  Read / discuss chapter 2 
3)  Unit 2 Vocabulary worksheet - Due Friday
Homework:. 
4)  Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet - due Friday
 
Monday, September 18
In class:
1)  Library - Check-out The Giver
2)  The Giver:  Read Chapter 1
3)  Assemble Study Guide for The Giver
Homework:
4)  The Giver Study Guide:  Complete Chapter 1.  Restate, cite evidence, and use complete 
                                                                                     sentences.

Due:

Important Information:
                     Collection 1 Literature Test:  Friday, September 15
                     Unit 2 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 28
                     AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Friday, September 14
In class:
1)  Collection 1 Literature test
Homework:
2)  Be sure to have your ID card with you on Monday.  We will check-out The Giver from the 
     library.
2)  Read for AR
3)  Have a fun, safe weekend.
 
Thursday, September 14
In class:
1)  Go over homework.  Students copied sample answers to Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3)
Homework:
2)  Study for Collection 1 Literature test.  Test is tomorrow.
 
Wednesday, September 13
In class:
1)  Check Unit 2 Vocabulary cards
2)  Finish Collection 1 literature test review
3)  Read from Collections:  "In the Spotlight"
Homework:
4)  Study for literature test
5)  Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3) due tomorrow.  Restate, cite evidence, use complete sentences.
 
Tuesday, September 12
In class:
1)  Pass back papers
2)  Collections 1 literature test review
3)  Continue to work on vocabulary card and / or Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3)
Homework:
4) Unit 2 vocabulary cards due tomorrow
5) Use your review notes to study for the literature test.
6) Continue to work on Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3)
 
Monday, September 11
In class:
1)  Introduce Unit 2 vocabulary words
2)  Collections:  Poem:  "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"
Homework:
3)  Unit 2 vocabulary cards due:  Wednesday, September 13
4)  Collections:  Page 40 (1,2,3)  Restate the question in your answer, cite evidence, and use
                                                       complete sentences.   Due:  Thursday, Sept. 14

Due:

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                 -  Friday, September 1:  Minimum Day dismissal 11:30
                 -  Monday, September 4:  Holiday, no school
                 -  Unit 1 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 8
                 -  AR Goals due:  Wednesday, October 11 
               
Wednesday, August 30
In class:
1)  Close Reader:  Pages 9 - 16.  Read and complete all activities.  Due Friday.
Homework:
1)  Unit 1 Vocabulary worksheet Parts A,B,C, and D due tomorrow.
2)  Continue to work on Close Reader pages 9 - 16.  Due Friday.
 
Tuesday, August 29
In class:
1)  Check Unit 1 Vocabulary cards
2)  Check Close Reader activities
Homework:
1)  Unit 1 Vocabulary worksheet Parts A,B,C,and D due Thursday
 
 Monday, August 28
In class:
1)  Library Day:  Orientation and check out AR books
Homework:
1)  Tomorrow we Mrs. Olmos will check Unit 1 vocabulary cards and the "Jumping Tree" 
      Close Reader activities.  Make sure you have 20 vocab. cards and ALL activities are 
      complete in the Close Reader assignment.

Due:

Important Information:
               Monday, August 21, 10:21 - 10:30:  Sixth graders will view the eclipse with eclipse 
                                                                           glasses donated by Mt. SAC
               Friday, September 8:  Unit 1 Vocabulary Test
Friday, August 25
In class:
1)  Continue assigning AR goals
2)  Continue to work on Close Reader activities:  "The Jumping Tree"
Homework:
1)  Finish Close Reader:  "The Jumping Tree" if you did not finish in class.
2)  Bring your ID card on Monday for the library.
 
Thursday, August 24
In class:
1)  Meet with students to assign AR goals (today and tomorrow).  AR goals and levels will be
      written in their AR log.
2)  Finish ELA Benchmark #!
3)  Begin Close Reader, "The Jumping Tree"
Homework:
1)  Close Reader:  "The Jumping Tree"  Complete all activities.  Due Monday 
 
Wednesday, August 23
In class:
!)  STAR test on laptops.  This test will give AR levels and point goals.  I will be conference with
     individual students to set their reading levels and AR point goals
2)  Finish reading benchmark #!
Homework:
BE SURE TO PUT YOUR CLOSE READER IN YOUR BACKPACK.  YOU NEED IT TOMORROW.
1)  Continue to study Unit 1 Vocabulary words. 
 
Tuesday, August 22
In class:
1)  Collect "Who Am I?" questionnaire and collage.
2)  Finish benchmark #1
Homework:
1)  Finish Unit 1 Vocabulary cards.  Due tomorrow.
 
Monday, August 21
In class:
1.  Introduced Unit 1 vocabulary words and explained how to complete vocabulary cards.  
     an example is on the front whiteboard. 
2)  Began reading benchmark #1
Homework:
1)  Begin studying and working on  Unit 1 Vocabulary words.  Vocabulary cards are due on 
     Wed., August 23.  Be sure to write the part of speech and the entire definition(s).  Follow 
     the example given on the board.

Due:

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                      - First day of school, Monday, August 14, is a minimum day dismissal at 11:30
                      - First full day of school, Tuesday, August 15, dismissal at 2:20
                      - Back to School Night:  Thursday, August 17
 
Friday, August 18
In class:
1)  Finish writing benchmark
Homework:
1)  Continue to work on "Who Am I?" Collage and questions.
2)  Have a great weekend!
 
THANK YOU FOR AN AWESOME FIRST  WEEK!
 
Thursday, August 17 
"E" Period follow the Wednesday assignment
1)  Collect "Eleven" Questions
2)  Discuss elements of a narrative essay
3)  Begin writing benchmark:  Narrative essay (in class writing)
Homework:
1)  Continue working on "Who Am I?" questions and collage.  Due:  Tuesday, August 22
 
Wednesday, August 16
"E" Period did is not responsible for this assignment today.  We were at a special assembly.  Mrs. Olmos will help you catch up tomorrow.
In class:
1)  Introduce "Who Am I?" questions and collage.  Due Tuesday, August 22
2)  Read "Eleven"
3)  Explain how to answer questions by using complete sentences and restating the question in 
     your answer.
Homework:
1)  Finihsh "Eleven" questions.  Use the link above if you need to refer back to the story.  Due 
     tomorrow.  Remember to use complete sentences and restate the question in your answer.
2)  Continue to work on "Who Am I?" questions and collage.
 
 Tuesday, August 15
In class:
1)  Finish class letter
2)  Introduce "Who Am I?" questions   Due:  Tuesday, August 22
Homework:
1)  Begin working on "Who Am I?" questions.  Remember to answer using complete sentences where
     sentences are required.  We went over how to answer the questions in class today.  
     Due:  Tuesday, August 22.
 
Monday, August 14
In class:
1)  Welcome and begin going over language arts class letter.  We will finish it tomorrow.
Homework:
1)  Show the class letter to your parents or guardian.  
2)  Write down any questions you might have for Mrs. Olmos