Wednesday, February 26

HAPPY SNOW DAY!! I hope you are all having a wonderful, snowy, relaxing day!

A few ELA updates:

  1. This week we have been working on summarizing informational text. We summarized the text “Food Webs” together from student workbooks. Then students summarized “Frida Kahlo” with a partner. Bonus points to anyone who can find the restaurant in Dearborn that has Frida Kahlo paintings hanging up and brings in a photo 🙂 Finally, we wrote independent summaries of “The Bedouins”. If you did not finish your Bedouin summary in class, it is due on THURSDAY. Remember to use the checklist and your “Food Webs” example summary to help you!
    Bedouin article-
    Bedouin Summary-
  2. Students must pass 5 ReadTheory quizzes by Friday

A few Woodworth updates:

  1. PBIS Students vs Teachers Volleyball is this Friday, February 28th. Students need 1 full pride card to attend, and a 2nd full pride card to play.
  2. 6th graders will be WIDA testing next week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Testing will only take place in the morning. Be sure to get a good night of sleep and come prepared! We believe in you! 🙂

Friday, February 14

Happy Friday and HAPPY BREAK!! Today we worked on test corrections and read an article about Kobe Bryant. Students identifying key vocabulary, made personal connections, and completed a reflection. IF you did not finished the Kobe article in class today, you need to complete it and bring it back after break.

Test corrections are also due after break! We completed corrections for Question #2 together in class.

Remember to check your grades and stay informed 🙂 If you are missing any IXL or ReadTheory and complete it over break, please email me so I know to check it.

Have a wonderful vacation and be safe! We will miss you all!

Tuesday, February 11

Hello all! Today we are taking our central idea quiz. If you are absent today, you MUST see Ms. Skrbina or Ms. Irbash to make this quiz up before midwinter break!

Midwinter break is next week 🙂 No school from Monday, February 17th-Friday, February 21st.

Wednesday and Thursday we will discuss some M-Step testing strategies and practice building up for this test. M-Step is in April!

Remember to check Student Connect in order to stay up to date on your grades and any missing assignments.

Tomorrow is Dress Up Day for Spirit Week! Bring in a dime and wear a suit or nice dress. Thursday is Crazy Clothes/Mismatch Day, and Friday is Wear Red Day! We are building up cancer awareness and hoping to raise as much money as possible for an amazing cause. Bring in money any day this week to support Leukemia and Lymphoma research 🙂

Monday, February 3

Happy Monday all!! Due dates for this week:

-FINAL draft of argumentative 5 paragraph essay is Wednesday, February 5.
-Pass 5 ReadTheory quizzes with 80% or higher by Friday.

Read over your essay and make it something you can be proud of! 🙂

Thursday, January 30

We continued working on our argumentative essay today! Students are now finished with writing 3 paragraphs: two body paragraphs and a counterargument. Tomorrow we will outline our introduction and conclusions and begin typing.

IXL due tomorrow: 90% or higher on 2 recommended ELA skills.

Tuesday, January 28


This week we have begun argumentative writing! Students will be writing a 5 paragraph argumentative essay addressing the following question: Should schools start later?

Yesterday we read an article and annotated. Students are responsible for writing at least three summaries and three connections as they read. They also highlighted reasons that school SHOULD start later in green, and highlighted reasons school should NOT start later in yellow.

Today students will begin writing an outline for their main arguments- body paragraphs 1 and 2.

Make sure you are keeping up with our daily work on this essay so you do not fall behind!

IXL homework for this week: Complete at least 20 questions on the Diagnostic for Language Arts (all students should have completed this in class Monday). Complete (with a 90% or higher) two skills from the Recommendations tab. This is due Friday!

Wednesday, January 22

Happy half day!

Today we wrote a CERER about the mini mystery Fred’s Fatal Fall. Below is the organizer that students used

The final CERER is due tomorrow. This is the first grade of the card marking!

Students also have an opportunity to earn extra credit on their card marking 3 grade. Bring a good fit book to class tomorrow! Be ready to read 🙂 If you are prepared with this book, you will earn 5 points of extra credit.