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Week Feb. 8-12
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**There will be no school on Monday, Feb. 15th for Presidents' Day. There WILL be school on FRIDAY, the 12th. Progress reports for the 3rd nine weeks will also come home on this day.
**Students may bring valentines to exchange on Friday, the 12th. These do not need to be personalized with the name of who it is for, but rather who it is FROM. Little treats or favors may be put into the bags that students will take home as well. We have 25 students in our homeroom. This is not a party, but students will have a treat at lunchtime.
**HOOPS FOR HEART is in full swing. Our school is usually the top school in the state of MS for donations!
**DCES PTO General Meeting will be held in the cafeteria on FEB. 2nd at 6:30PM.
**Yearbooks are now on sale. Order yours through the DCES website.
**AMIZADE TEAM, We are trying to win the 3rd nine weeks' challenge. We are great at getting and accumulating points all nine weeks, until reportcards and attendance are tallied at the end. THIS MEANS WE NEED TO STUDY AND WORK A LITTLE HARDER FOR MORE STUDENTS ON HONOR ROLL AND COME TO SCHOOL MORE OFTEN (UNLESS HINDERED BY SICKNESS). Come on team, I KNOW that you can do it!
STUDENTS NEED TO ARRIVE PREPARED EACH DAY WITH NECESSARY SUPPLIES. EACH STUDENT NEEDS HIS/HER OWN GLUE STICK AND SCISSORS IN ORDER TO COMPLETE A REVOLUTIONARY LAPBOOK.
**Some students need to replenish supplies, such as pencils, erasers, and torn folders. Please check with your child on this.
This week in ELA (English Language Arts)..................................
We are studying "Revolutionaries of the Past", in which we are studying the American Revolution, its causes, effects, timeline, point of view, text structures, and other aspects. Cold Reads emcompassing reading skills will be given periodically.
Vocabulary Words to study & know:
prohibit, minutemen, colonies, wounded, desire, relief, disguise, expenses, furious, orderly, lonely, properly, noisy, chilly, windy, biography, autobiography, antibiotic, photograph, photogenic
VOC. TEST-FRIDAY, FEB. 12TH
Grammar: Pronouns (Subject, Object, Possessive, Relative)Adding Adverbs
Beginning a 2-Week Poetry Unit.
Social Studies-Revolutionary Activities and Scholastic News will comprise our social studies this nine weeks. Many grades that are taken for reading, writing, vocabulary, etc.... in ELA will also be counted as daily/quiz grades in social studies. This has been the practice throughout the year for carryover grades.
**BLACK HISTORY RESEARCH PROJECT-DUE Monday, Feb. 20th
Detailed instructions will be sent home on Feb. 9th. Students will work on some of the research here at school, and have approximately 2 full computer activity times, plus other time that will be allotted for the facts to be gathered. Some of this, however, will have to be compiled and finished at home. This will count as grades in ELA, writing, and social studies. Students usually enjoy learning about a presenting what they have learned about a famous African American in history.
Class Wish List
Index Cards (White or Colored), Cap Erasers, & PENCILS (#2)
Fun Designs of Computer copy paper for our publishing
AA and AAA batteries for Neos and HOT DOT pens
Colored Copy Paper
SMALL WRAPPED CANDY (GETTING LOW IN THE TREAT BUCKET)
Gently used books for library
**STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRIVING AND MAINTAINING THEIR SUPPLIES SUCH AS GLUE STICKS AND SCISSORS. WHILE WE MAY NOT USE THESE EVERY DAY, WE OFTEN NEED TO HAVE QUICK ACCESS TO THESE SUPPLIES IN ORDER TO COMPLETE A LEARNING TASK.
OUR TEAM---------AMAZIDE-FRIENDS, ENCOURAGERS
The following list is how ELA grades are averaged in PowerSchool.
GRADING PERCENTAGES FOR ELA: