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Monday, 7 November 2005

Tentative schedule for November 10-14
Homework: will be to finish any incomplete classwork
Classwork: we will be watching the movie "The Rookie"

Posted by 6thghms at 8:19 AM CST
Updated: Monday, 7 November 2005 8:44 AM CST
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Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Tentative Schedule for Oct. 24-28

Monday,
-Journal Topic: If you had a magic wand
-Vocabulary Workshop: Intro Unit 4
-Skill: Vocabulary for Story
-Story: “Monsters are Due on Maple Street”
-HOMEWORK— Vocabulary Sheet

Tuesday,
Library


Wednesday,
-Journal Topic
-Vocabulary Workshop: page 56 1-10
-Skill: Vocabulary for story
-Story: read “Monsters are Due on Maple Street”
-HOMEWORK— finish up classwork

Thursday,
-Journal Topic
-Vocabulary Workshop: page 56 11-20
-Skill:
-Story: “Monsters are Due on Maple Street” Open Book Test
-HOMEWORK— finish up classwork

Friday,
-Journal Topic:
-Vocabulary Workshop: page 54 1-10
-Skill: Test on story continued / fun sheet for Halloween
-Story: “Monsters are Due on Maple Street”
-HOMEWORK— finish up classwork

Posted by 6thghms at 11:14 AM CDT
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Monday, 17 October 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005-Journal Topic: NONE (grading journals this week)
-Vocabulary Workshop: page-38/11-20
-Skill: compare Science Fiction / Fantasy
-Story: video “A Wrinkle in Time”
-HOMEWORK— NONE

Tuesday, October 18
-Journal Topic: NONE
-Vocabulary Workshop: page -39 1-10
-Skill: compare Science Fiction / Fantasy
-Story: video “A Wrinkle in Time”
-HOMEWORK— Vocabulary Workshop matching definition sheet


Wednesday, October 19-Journal Topic: NONE
-Vocabulary Workshop: page 39 11-20
-Skill: compare Science Fiction / Fantasy
-Story: video “A Wrinkle in Time”
-HOMEWORK— study Vocabulary Workshop for TEST tomorrow

Thursday, October 20
-Journal Topic: NONE
-Vocabulary Workshop: TEST
-Skill: Test on “A Wrinkle in Time”
-Story: video “A Wrinkle in Time”
-HOMEWORK—

Friday, October 21-Journal Topic: NONE
-Research project in Library: Research a particular person who has enlightened the word (positive role model)

Posted by 6thghms at 8:51 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 17 October 2005 11:01 AM CDT
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Monday, 10 October 2005

Monday, October 10 -Journal Topic: Response to “tis better to be alone than with bad company”
-Vocabulary Workshop: Begin Unit 3 (1-10)
-Skill: Science Fiction
-Story: “All in a Summer Day”
-HOMEWORK—finish vocabulary worksheet

Tuesday, October 11-Journal Topic: none
-Vocabulary Workshop: Unit 3 intro 11-20
-Skill: Science Fiction
-Story: “All in a Summer Day” – Test on story comprehension
-HOMEWORK—none


Wednesday, October 12
-Journal Topic: You have a secret power.. what is it & why would you have this power & how would you use it?
-Vocabulary Workshop: Unit 3 – page 40 / 1-10
-Skill: science fiction writing project (will be shared)
-Story:
-HOMEWORK— finish up classwork

Thursday, October 13
-Journal Topic: none
-Vocabulary Workshop: Unit 3 – page 40 11-20
-Skill: science fiction writing project & video with web diagram (share webs on overhead)
-Story:
-HOMEWORK— finish up classwork

Friday, October 14-Journal Topic: What would happen if people never co-operated? Why do you think it is important to co-operate?
-Vocabulary Workshop: Unit 3 – page 38 /1-10
-Skill: finish up Thursday’s work
-Story:
-HOMEWORK— finish up classwork

Posted by 6thghms at 11:37 AM CDT
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Monday, 3 October 2005

Monday, Oct. 3-Journal Topic: “What are some things you are optimistic about?” – discuss optimistic
-Vocabulary Workshop: check page 33 1-11, assign page 33 11-20
-Spelling competition – boys against girls – spelling bee
-Skill: puns – homonyms
-Story: none for this week we will be reviewing “constructed response questions & answering”
-HOMEWORK— finish up class work

Tuesday, October 4
-Journal Topic: none
-Vocabulary Workshop: check 33 11-20, assign 32 1-10 (check if time allows)
-Skill: “constructed response questions & answering”
-review: rubrics for constructed response questions & answers, questions & students answering the questions, review topic sentence, finding the answer, giving examples, giving your opinion
-begin writing one together (work on the one from last test- “St. George and the Dragon”)
-HOMEWORK— finish up class work

Wednesday, October 5-Journal Topic: What are some things you are pessimistic about?
-Vocabulary Workshop: check & assign 32/ 11-20
-Skill: finish up class project on constructed response questions & answers---discuss/discuss/discuss
-write one together as a class and students write with you in their journals – (overhead: read the “New York” story and work on one of their constructed response questions)
-HOMEWORK— finish up class work

Thursday, October 6-Journal Topic: none
-Vocabulary Workshop: check & assign 34/1-6-- check
-Skill: students begin working on their constructed response item “Do you think classroom rules work? Why or why not, explain your answer. Give two examples of our classroom rules and how they do or do not work?”
-check- read students orally & discuss
-HOMEWORK— vocabulary & spelling test tomorrow

Friday,
-Journal Topic: “What is your favorite book/ magazine? why?”
-Vocabulary Workshop: TEST
-TEST on constructed response
-HOMEWORK— none





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Friday, 23 September 2005

Monday, September 26
-Journal Topic: NONE
-Skill – sequence of events (overhead sheets)
- Students complete antonym & synonym sheets – check orall
-students read over Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2, 28-30
-students complete matching worksheet for Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2, 28-30
-HOMEWORK—finish up Vocabulary Workshop worksheet

Tuesday, September 27
-take up homework for grade
-review Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2 page 28-30
-introduce story “St. George and the Dragon” fantasy story
-watch video & discuss
-introduce vocabulary for story
-students complete vocabulary sheet
-HOMEWORK – finish up classwork

Wednesday, September 28
-Journal: “10 things I want to accomplish before I am 20”
-Vocabulary Workshop – Page 33 (1-10) check
-review vocabulary word for story – check sheet from yesterday
-Introduce story – and explain study guide
-students read silently to page-258—when finished reading –student complete study guide
- HOMEWORK - none

Thursday, September 29
-Vocabulary Workshop – page- 33, 11-20—check
-finish up "“St. George and the Dragon” – students complete study guide
-discuss story & check study guide
-Test on story will be tomorrow – review study guide WILL NOT BE AN OPEN BOOK TEST
-HOMEWORK: STUDY- study guide

Friday, September 30
-Journal: "Favorite Song”
-Vocabulary Workshop – page- 31, 1-10—check
-discuss metaphors and similes
-students take test on story




Posted by 6thghms at 11:43 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 27 September 2005 9:01 AM CDT
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Monday, 19 September 2005


Find out some neat history facts about your birthdate, click below:
http://www.frontiernet.net/~cdm/age1.html

Posted by 6thghms at 11:43 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 19 September 2005 11:44 AM CDT
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7th Grade LANGUAGE ARTS
Monday, September 19-Journal Topic: If I could spend an hour with President Bush, Here are some questions I would ask him
- Vocabulary Workshop- Unit 1, page 24 – 11-20 – ck orally
-Point of View – discuss overhead sheet
-act out point of view skit (students volunteer & put on hats/wig)
-Point of View—Hello Muddah…--overhead sheet
-Work point of view story overhead sheet
-Students complete worksheet on Point of View (check orally if time)
-HOMEWORK—finish up any unfinished classwork

Tuesday, September 20-review point of view
-check point of view worksheet
-check - Vocabulary Workshop Page-24 (11-20)
-complete Vocabulary Workshop Page-25 (1-10) check
-define fantasy and science fiction
-make up venn diagram
-Intro vocabulary for story (overhead)
-Intro story (overhead with the “Pern”)
-Read & Discuss page-682
-students complete vocabulary sheet
-HOMEWORK – finish up classwork

Wednesday, September 21
-Journal: National Grouch Day—What makes you grouchy?
-Vocabulary Workshop – Page 25 (11-20) check
-review vocabulary words for story – check sheet from yesterday
-review fantasy world of the “Pern”- that is the setting for this story
-listen to the story from CD – “The Smallest Dragonboy”
-students complete Workbook pages-113-114 (on page 114 students do not do 14-20 unless we get to that part of the story)
-check workbook pages 113-114
-HOMEWORK- reread story for test tomorrow (if needed)

Thursday, September 22-Vocabulary Workshop – page- 27, 1-5-- check
-TEST tomorrow on Unit 1 – know definitions & spelling of each word
-finish up "“The Smallest Dragonboy”"
-discuss story
-Test on story
-HOMEWORK: STUDY Unit 1 Vocabulary Workshop-
know definitions & spelling of each word


Friday, September 26-Journal: "Someone I will never forget.”
-Students study Unit 1 – Vocabulary Workshop
-Complete Workbook pgs 115 – 116 together
-students take vocabulary test
-have student read page 700-703 “Aunt Misery”

Posted by 6thghms at 10:57 AM CDT
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Wednesday, 14 September 2005

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF 9-12-16
Wednesday, September 14
-Finish reading story "Lob's Girl"
HOMEWORK: if needed reread story

Thursday, September 15-TEST on story

Friday, September 16-Journal
-review test
-check Voc. Workshop pg. 26 11-20
-Skill to review Idioms
-Complete Vocabulary Workshop pg. 24, 1-10

Posted by 6thghms at 11:30 AM CDT
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Monday, 12 September 2005

Monday, September 12
-Journal Topic: “How old would you like to be
and why?”
-check analogy sheet
-into. Unit 1, 1-10 Vocabulary Workshop words
-into. vocabulary words for "Lob's Girl"
-complete worksheet on story words
- NO HOMEWORK

Tuesday, September 13
-complete worksheet on story vocabulary
-review story vocabulary by checking worksheet
-intro. Unit 1, 11-20 Vocabulary Workshop words
-intro. making inferences
-complete workbook page 110 (ck orally)
-NO HOMEWORK

Wednesday, September 14
-Journal: "All About My Teacher" - BE NICE
-Review all 20 Vocabulary Workshop words
-students complete p26 1-10 (ck orally)
-Read 1/2 of story with tape "Lob's Girl"
-answer questions from board
-NO HOMEWORK

Thursday, September 15
-students complete p26 11-20 in Voc. Wkshop.
-check orally
-finish up "Lob's Girl"
-take notes on story
-HOMEWORK: STUDY/Review notes & vocabulary
for "Lob's Girl" TEST TOMORROW !!!!!!!!

Friday, September 16
-Journal: "Dear Mom and Day -- Let me explain
about my report card"
-review notes / reread story if necessary
-Test on story
-complete page-24, 1-10 Vocabulary Workshop
-ck. orally (if time allows)


Posted by 6thghms at 3:41 PM CDT
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