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Due:

Important Information:
                  Unit 2 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 29
                  AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
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.

Past Assignments

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