Sign up for Remind

Hello Hornets!
Hoping you are having a safe and relaxing time with family!
We understand that this whole remote learning is new and somewhat overwhelming. We want to make sure that you receive the help you need. We know that text messaging is much easier as a means of communication than checking the blog. As a result, we’ve joined Remind. Remind is an app that allows us to send you announcements via text message! Both parents and students can sign up. Students will be able to send us messages via text about any questions that they may have.
Here’s how to join:
Core 1: text @elacore to the number 81010
Core 2: text @43k4b6 to the number 81010
Core 3: text @fb848b to the number 8101
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR FULL NAME! No nicknames. If you use a nickname, we will not accept your request. We want to know who we are talking to πŸ™‚
Once you send that message, we will receive your request and add you. Then, you will be able to text us your questions!
I hope this helps!

Review Games

I am so glad to see that so many of you are logging in to check on your assignments and working on them.
If you find yourself bored and not know what to do, I’m inserting some links to games that review some of the concepts that we have talked about in class. They are great practice and they’re fun:)
-Figurative Language Cannonball Cats game: Click here grammar games (you need to create an account-it’s free): Click here
-Language Arts Games website (grammar games): Click here
Also, make sure that you complete your IXL skills each week! You can also challenge yourself and do a higher grade level!
Have fun and be safe! I miss you guys πŸ™‚


We hope you had a restful and safe weekend!

I’m sure you’re all ready and eager to get back to doing school work πŸ˜‰

As you know, starting Monday we will be assigning some classwork on Google Classroom. We understand that some of you may struggle with reading a little bit, so I am sharing a free extension that you can add to Chrome. This extension will allow it to read text on almost all web pages, even Google Docs. Follow the two steps below to add to your Google Chrome:

Click on the blue button (Add to Chrome)
Click on Add extension. Let it download and viola! Extension added.

Once you download it, there should be a purple puzzle piece at the top right corner of your screen. When you first click on it, you would need to sign in. Use the sign in with Google button. When you need something read, click on the puzzle piece, highlight text you want to be read, and listen.

***If you had a document open before you downloaded the Read Write extension, you may have to refresh the page for it to work.

This video shows how easy it is to use πŸ™‚

I hope this helps! Happy studying!

Friday, February 28

Good afternoon!

We hope you enjoyed the two snow days that we had!

Today it was back to business as usual! We continued talking about Bedouins today, and we watched two videos about them. Students completed a worksheet that went along with the video. I will link the videos and the worksheet so that you can access it if you were absent.

Bedouin videos:

Behind the Tents:

Bedouin People:

Video Worksheet

We also looked at the vocab for our next story “Nadia The Willful.” This is due on Monday! Make sure you write your own sentence!!

Vocab Chart

Vocab definitions slides

Have a great weekend! See you all Monday!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Good afternoon!

Welcome back and happy new year! We are excited to see you back with us and ready to learn!

As you know, reading NWEA is coming up next Monday. We have been practicing for NWEA in class for a while now. I am attaching a few links that will help you prepare for NWEA and review some skills that might be on the test.

Prep Dog: This website has NWEA type questions that will be very helpful to you. It allows you to answer questions and then check if you answered them correctly. Practice everyday a different test so you become familiar with NWEA questions you might see.

Figurative language game: This game will help you review four types of figurative language that we talked about.

**Please make sure you turn in any missing assignments that you have!

Have a great rest of your day!