Happy Valentine's Day!
Mrs. Raggio's Website
Week Feb. 13-17
YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE. Orders are taken online only on the DCES site!
Get yours today.
President's Day Holiday-Monday, Feb. 20th
Homeroom may bring in Valentine's or favors to give to classmates on Tuesday. Please make sure to have 24, and mark only the "from" part of the Valentine. Candy-grams will be delivered that were bought last week.
A huge THANK YOU to the parents who sent in candy, and who volunteered time and effort to help sell and put togther the Candy-grams!!!
This Week in:
ELA: * Finishing up our text structure unit, and moving on to summarizing.
*Students will build on one another's thinking during class discussions.
STUDENTS ARE TO READ FOR 15-20 5 NIGHTS PER WEEK, AND KEEP THIS ON A READING LOG. THIS LOG COUNTS AS A 10% GRADE IN POWERSCHOOL. (I DO NOT MIND IF SOME NIGHTS ARE COMBINED, JUST SO THE STUDENTS ARE READING REGULARLY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL.:-))
***Students need to log their at home reading regularly. I collect this paper periodically throughout the 9 weeks, and it will count as a 10% grade.
VOCABULARY TEST-We will be discussing new words. Study nightly. The test will be on Friday, Feb. 6th. We will discuss and review daily. The words (given at the first of the week)are the following: conditions, humane, inhumane, ensure equitable, and inequitable, perilous, exclusive, inclusive, harass, jubilant, and endure. Be able to use each word (correctly) in a sentence.
Writing: Expository Nonfiction *Students are writing introductions, closings, adding effective transitions words, and editing for fragments or run-on sentences in the closing and finalization of our informative reports.
Wednesday-Spelling Test over words Week 6 (Plurals) Words such as shelf/shelves, knife, knives---changing the "f" to v, and adding -es. Also, there are irregular plurals such as goose/geese, mouse, mice, deer, and sheep. See the list on my "forms" page for a complete list. Your child should have the list in paper form.
We will have a test weekly over 20 words. The grades will average together for 1 Writing/grammar grade for the nine weeks.
PARENTS, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD BRINGS HIS/HER SPELLING LIST AND VOCABULARY WORDS BACK AND FORTH FROM HOME TO SCHOOL. WE NEED THESE IN ORDER TO COMPLETE ACTIVITIES AND REVIEW. MANY TIMES, STUDENTS TELL ME THAT THEY HAVE LEFT IT AT HOME TO STUDY. PLEASE MAKE AN ADDITIONAL COPY FOR HOME, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP A LIST THERE AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS. WE ARE LIMITED IN OUR NUMBER OF COPIES, SO EXTRA COPIES ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE.
COMMAS IN LETTERS (ONGOING)
Complete Sentences-avoiding fragments/run-ons
**Students are responsible for showing evidence of their learning in all of their writing (example: Writing should reflect understanding of sentence structure, as in no fragments or run-on sentences.) In grading their essays, writings, paragraphs, etc...these things will be evaluated for grammar grades. Anything that is evaluated for grammar will have a rubric attached so that it is clear where points were given or deducted.
GRAMMAR IS ASSESSED THROUGH WRITING, AND AN OCCASIONAL QUIZ (CHECK-UP).
Social Studies: Social studies will be taught through the report/research-writing on our chosen countries. Scholastic News will also be used, along with tie-in activities for Martin Luther King Day, Inauguration Day, and Presidents' Day throughout the 3rd nine weeks.
CVS giftcards for developing pictures
Colorful EXPO Markers
scissors (Though we should have 25 pair, some are missing from our baskets.)
GLUE STICKS (RUNNING LOW)
Copy paper (white or colored)
Candy (small wrapped)**No peanuts, please.
index cards-smaller size (We are running low.)
gently-used or new books for the library
gift cards for class treats or supplies (Sam's, Walmart, Kroger, Office Depot)