Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December's Upon Us...

We are about to enter December...
In Social Studies, we are doing a mini-study of Ancient Israel before we begin our study of Greece, which will take us into January. If you'd like to do your own Greece study, be sure to read Chapters 8 and 9 so you are ready for the pre-test!
In Language Arts, we are finishing our narrative writing unit, and beginning our expository/explanatory writing. We will be returning to our Reader's Response WEEKLY letters next week. We will continue to practice identifying the elements of literature and strategies for reading informational (nonfiction) text.
I am teaching Digital Photography for the next 3 TBT sessions. More info and links on that can be found in the links list on the right.

Remember....there's never a day when we don't learn something! So be here ready for class every day :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

HAL student survey for 1st Trimester

Students, please take a few moments and complete this form. Your teachers and Mrs. Ferrell will be looking to see if we need to make any changes to our planning for the rest of the year, and this will help us tremendously!
HAL 1st Trimester Survey

Thanks, Mrs. White

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Beginning of 2nd Trimester

Hello! Welcome to 2nd trimester...I am pleased with how the year began. We will be working on our study of Ancient Egypt in social studies, tying in with a novel in Language Arts. As we read the Egyptian historical fiction novel, we will discuss elements of a story and how to evaluate better what we read. In Language Arts, we are continuing to work on a Personal Narrative. This is due Wed., Nov. 21st. In a couple of weeks, we will resume our normal Reader's Response letters on students' independent reading books. This is a weekly assignment, which demonstrates a student's comprehension of their reading, along with giving them regular writing practice. I am excited to continue our learning journey!