Week of November 6


Paragraph of the week:

Thank You Note

We have been blessed with many special gifts and talents. Perhaps it is the ability to sing or play a musical instrument. Perhaps it is athletic ability or the ability to be compassionate and kind. Think of the special gifts or talents that you possess. On the back of this paper make a list or create a web brainstorming these gifts. Next to each, give a reason why you are grateful for it.

Your assignment this week is to write a thank you note of at least one paragraph to someone for giving you, encouraging you, or teaching you a particular talent. Express your appreciation and tell why you particularly enjoy this talent or gift. You should be focusing on PURPOSE and IDEAS this week.


1. __ 5-8 sentences

2. __ correct letter format: heading, greeting, body, closing, signature

3. __ five areas of good writing: PURPOSE, direction, IDEAS, style, presentation

4. __ final copy neat, in ink, and headed properly

5. __ all three papers stapled together with final on top


Monday: Read chapters 1-4 of Walk Two Moons and Springboard Activity 2.3

Tuesday: Activity 2.4

Wednesday: Read Chapters 5-11 Walk Two Moons and Springboard Activity 2.5

Thursday: Activity 2.6

Friday: Finish Activity 2.6 in Springboard text. Read Chapters 12-16 Walk Two Moons

Week of October 30-November 3

Homework: Paragraph of the week. Please look over with your child and help them in the editing process. Two drafts must  be turned in-one rough draft and one final draft in blue or black ink. It may be typed. Due Friday.

Paragraph of the Week: For this week you will be writing a descriptive paragraph on Halloween. It will be due on Friday. Halloween makes us think of frightening entities and haunted houses. Brainstorm a list of things you would hear, see, touch, and smell in a haunted house. Then use the following topic sentence to start your paragraph:

Accepting the dare to enter the haunted house on Halloween night was not the wisest choice I had ever made, but I took a deep breath and pushed open the massive old doors.

Carefully describe what the interior of the house was like, your reactions to it and what might happen next.


  1. 10-15 sentences
  2. topic sentence/summary sentence
  3. notes taken (bubble map)
  4. finished final copy (blue/black ink or typed
  5. Signature of an adult, on this sheet who helped you proofread your work.
  6. Both pages (this page on top and final copy).

Monday and Tuesday: Finish Witches

Grades: Comprehension questions for units 10-21 and Test over Witches.

Wednesday: Begin Unit 2 in Springboard text

Thursday: Activity 2.2 in Springboard text

Friday: Activity 2.3 in Springboard text



Week of October 23, 2017

Monday- Read chapters 4-5 in The Witches by Roald Dahl; complete vocabulary and comprehension questions over these chapters

Homework: Paragraph of the week “Nice” What are some things that you consider nice? Make a list of these things. Do five good deeds for people this week. Write your paragraph about what you learned. Due on Friday.

Tuesday: Read Chapters 6-7; complete vocabulary and comprehension questions over these chapters

Wednesday: Read  Chapters 8-9: complete vocabulary and comprehension questions over these chapters

Thursday: Complete Vocabulary Review.

Friday: Test over chapters 1-9 vocabulary.

Week of October 16


Paragraph of the Week: Describe a Halloween activity in one paragraph. Due Friday October 20th.

Students’ short story due today.

Begin “The Witches” by Ronald Dahl Chapter 1


Tuesday: Chapter 2 of “The Witches”


Wednesday: Chapter 3 of “The Witches”


Thursday: Chapter 4 of “The Witches”


Friday: Chapter 5 of “The Witches”


The Week of October 9

Monday: Journal Topic: What makes a great teacher? Classwork, using page 91 in Springboard textbook as a guide, students are to write an original creative story. Students may work in groups to generate ideas and fill out graphic organizer.

Tuesday: Journal Topic: What is the difference between the bear and the raccoon? Students work on completing graphic organizer for their creative story. Chick-Fil-A night at East Lake/Roswell Road location. Come out to participate for the sixth grade spirit night. Don’t forget to tell the cashier you are with East Cobb.

Wednesday: Journal Topic: Why is it important that every child in the world goes to school? To be graded: Graphic organizer.  Students are to work on their rough draft using their graphic organizer as a guide. Mrs. Hosford will help edit papers and students will also peer edit each other’s stories.

Thursday: Journal Topic: What do you want to be when you grow up? What are you going to do to get there? Students will write or type their final paper today. Half Day today! Students will go home at 1:30!

Thursday Evening: Literacy Night from 6:00-7:30. Come have fun with your child! There will be karaoke, a cake walk, and other fun activities. Students will get a chance to buy books at the BOOK FAIR!

Friday: Journal Topic: Do you think one person can make a difference? BOOK FAIR! : )



Week of October 2nd

Homework: Paragraph of the Week: Write  a paragraph as if you were an object. For example, pretend you are a ______________. How do you taste? How to you feel? What are you thinking? What are your dimensions?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Discuss and annotate text for metaphors, similes, and personification.  Read The Treasure of Lemon Brown in Springboard and complete the comprehension questions 1-12. Pages 74-83 Take quiz over  story.

Thursday: Read ‘The Fun They Had” and annotate for unknown words and phases. Answer comprehension questions on p. 86-90.

Friday: Library day. Homework is due along with Video Journal Warm Ups  for the week. Grades are due. End of first nine weeks.

Week of September 18

Monday: Video Journal of the Day-Do you believe Scientists should clone humans?

Classwork: Read Daedalus and Icarus, p. 62-64. Complete questions on p. 65 and 66.

Homework: Paragraph of the Week: The Day it Rained Chocolate Pudding- Write a creative paragraph about the day it rained chocolate pudding.


Tuesday: Video Journal of the Day: Would you prefer to go to a single gender school or a co-ed school?

Classwork: Unpack Embedded Assessment on pages 91-92 Writing a Short Story. Begin reading “Eleven” Quiz tomorrow over Daedalus and Icarus.


Wednesday: Video Journal of the Day: Do you think certain websites on the internet should be censored? Why or why not?

Classwork: Quiz over Daedalus and Icarus. Finish reading “Eleven” in Springboard. Answer comprehension questions.


Thursday: Video Journal of the day: If someone found the fountain of youth, would it be a blessing or a curse? Explain.

Friday: Homework is due (Paragraph of the Week) Video Journal of the Day: Do you think schools should have metal detectors or security guards? Why or why not?

Classwork: Quiz over Eleven


Week of September 11, 2017

Wednesday: Video of the day: What do you do to help the environment? Write 5 sentences making sure to capitalize and punctuate.

Read “Thank You, M’am” pages 52-55 in Springboard textbook. Answer questions in complete sentences on page 56.

4th period only. Read Daedalus and Icarus p. 62-64. Answer questions in complete sentences on p. 65

Thursday: Video of the day: Do you think schools should have dress codes?

Plot mountain- students fill out and put in their spiral notebook. Students take notes from the Cinderella interactive. https://www.learner.org/interactives/story/index.html

Friday: Video of the day. Library day.


Week of September 5

Homework for the week: Paragraph over “Favorite Relative” is due Friday September 8th.

Tuesday September 5th

Video Journal of the Day:

What are some things you are grateful for after watching this video? Do you ever complain about something that isn’t really a big deal?

Work Session: Students will begin typing their rough draft (from Flee map).

Wednesday September 6th

Video Journal of the  day: The message of this video is “change your words, change your world”.  What do you think this means?  Give examples from your life to explain.

Work Session: Students will revise personal narratives and typing their papers on laptops.See page 49 in Springboard  textbook for rubric.

Thursday September 7th

Video Journal Warm Up: What job would you love to have if money was no object?  Choose something you are passionate about, and explain why you would choose that job.

Work Session: Students will finish revising personal narratives and typing their papers on laptops.See page 49 in Springboard  textbook for rubric.

Friday September 8th

Video Journal Warm Up: What does music mean to you?

Personal narratives are due today. See page 49 in Springboard  textbook for rubric.(Embedded Assessment number 1) This is the first major test grade.

Work Session: Students present their personal narratives and take notes on presenters. (optional to present) Students who choose to read their personal narratives will receive extra credit on their assignment of 5 points.