Amy Earnest
5th Grade Language Arts
Amy Earnest

December 9-13

This week, we are studying…

Monday...Writing (Character Change)





* NO ELA HOMEWORK until after the holidays!.

Class Schedule

8:35-10:05         1st Block

10:10-11:10        2nd Block

11:15-11:45        Lunch

11:50-12:35       Activity

12:40-1:10         2nd Block (con't)   

1:15-2:40           3rd Block

2:40-3:00          Recess

3:05-3:15           Pack up

3:15-3:30           Dismissal


Other News

Extra Practice Websites listed below. (*Documents)




**Please send in $5 for Christmas Party by Wed., 12/11. Thank You!

December 12...Talent Show

December 19...Christmas Party (Breakfast) 9:45

December 23-January 6...Christmas Holidays 





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*Read Alouds:

Tuck Everlasting


*Focus Skill:

Making "I Wonder" statements

Charting Character Development/Theme

Story Elements

*Independent Daily Reading (IDR)

Social Development Focus: 

*work responsibly during group work

*include everyone in and contribute to the group work

(Materials Needed: Making Meaning Workbook, Response Folders)


Writing Focus:

 Informational Writing (Character Changes)


Social Development Focus:

*Building a writing community 

(Materials needed:  Journal, thesaurus, dictionary)



  *Mountain Language (Week 7)

***All objectives and test dates are subject to change.

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I graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.


This will be my 18th year of teaching.  I've taught in Alabama, Mississippi (Desoto County), and Virginia.  I love 5th Grade!!


I currently live in Southaven and have 2 wonderful children. My daughter, Riley, teaches 4th Grade Science in Tuscaloosa, AL.  My son, Connor, is a senior at The University of Memphis.

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