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News

2/12/19

 

WEEK 21

February 12 - 15

 

 

This is a busy week! We have presentations, assemblies and Poetry Café! Please read the following messages regarding each!

 

Language Arts: We finished with the unit about informative writing. Students will be giving presentations Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are continuing practicing poems for Poetry Café which will be held on February 15th from 8:40 – 10:15. THANK YOU! Students also should be practicing the poems they have written. There are no “cheat sheets” for this! We do have enough volunteers - This event is NOT opened to families BUT we do need more food, especially Fruit. Please bring the food Friday morning. I will be contacting parents this afternoon to help.

 

 

Social Studies: We are starting the Road to Revolution. Students will be reading and researching from their Social Studies Weekly and answering questions.

 

 

Math:  Will be done in class this week. There is no math homework this week! We are doing a math project Tuesday through Thursday on multiplying and dividing decimals.

 

 

Long-term Project: Presentations are being done Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for this long-term project. A new long-term project with be passed out on Thursday.

 

 

Monday Folders: They are coming home on Tuesday. There is lots of graded work.

 

Tuesday we are having an in-school field trip. Students will be seeing and learning about the Revolutionary War with Ancient Artifacts.

 

Wednesday We are having an assembly from Fantasy Theatre.

 

Thursday – Valentine’s day! This is the last year for a party (6th grade doesn’t celebrate it). If students are going to bring in anything, they need to bring it for 27 people! Cards, Small candies, Cookies, Fruit are welcome! PLEASE, PLEASE do not let your child bring in BAGS of candy!

 

Friday – Poetry Café from 8:40 – 10:15. Students need to wear black!

 

 

A notes from our wonderful PTA –

 

 Dear Parents,

 

Join us at the NDE Auction on February 22nd!

 

The NDE Auction Committee is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s largest FUNdraiser a huge success! Please consider signing up for one (or more!) slots.  Your help and support are greatly appreciated. 

Sign UP here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084faaae2aa1fa7-ndeauction

 

If you have not yet purchased your tickets for the auction, please do so soon! To purchase your tickets for the event, visit www.ndepta.com

 

See you at the party!

 

 

Dates to Remember

February 15th – Poetry Café

February 18th – No School

February 22nd – NDE Auction

 

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Notes

2/14/19

 

 

Due Thursday April 4th

 

Create an ABC book about the “Birth of Our Nation.” There will be 26 pages, one for each letter of the alphabet. On each page there will be the letter and what it represents. The representation will include a paragraph of explanation and an illustration. You may use names of famous (and not so famous) Patriots and Tories, locations of historical significance, names of historical acts, and/or historical documents or artifacts.

 

Example: For the letter “H” you might want to use John Hancock. Draw an illustration of John Hancock or copy his famous signature. Finally, write a short paragraph about John Hancock…who he was, what did he do, where was he from.

 

John Hancock (January 23,1737– October 8, 1793) was President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation, the first Governor of Massachusetts, and the first person to sign the United States Declaration of Independence. In the first month of his presidency, on June 19, 1775, Hancock commissioned George Washington commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. A year later, Hancock sent Washington a copy of the July 4, 1776 congressional resolution calling for independence as well as a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

 

Hancock was the only one to sign the Declaration of Independence on the fourth; the other 55 delegates signed on August 2nd. According to popular legend, he signed his name largely and clearly to be sure King George III could read it without his spectacles.

 

The pages of the book will be 8 ½” x 5 ½”. Paper will be available in the classroom. The written text will either be typed or written in ink. All illustrations will be in colored pen or pencil. You will also have card-stock paper for a front and back cover.

The text in your book will be historically correct. You may use the text from the Chapters of your social studies book that pertain to the time before the French and Indian war to the Formation of the United States with the Constitution. (pages 313-447) You might have to use other resources besides your social studies book. All written text will be grammatically correct with correct spelling and punctuation.

 

 

Most importantly, this book should be fun. Be creative with your choice of subjects and your illustrations.

 

You will be given time in class to work on some of the pages. I will do X and Z in class, But I am also expecting you to do a lot of this at home for homework.

 

I will also be doing weekly check-ins on Friday. Please have research and finished products in your long-term project folder.

 

 

I will be binding this book, so remember to do your illustrations and writing so that they will not be punched and bound.

                       

 

 

 

 

                                               

Name______________________________

RUBRIC

 

Coherence of Content

60 – The writer has used creative historically correct subjects for all 26 letters of the alphabet.

50 - The writer has used creative historically correct subjects for most of the 26 letters of the alphabet

35 - The writer did not use historically correct subjects for most of the 26 letters.

30 – The writer failed to provide creative historically correct facts.

 

 

Project development

20 – Illustrations clearly depict the letter of choice. They are well drawn and in color.

16 – Illustrations mostly depict the letter of choice. They are clearly drawn and in color

14 - Illustrations are poorly drawn and not in color.

10 – No illustrations, just text.

 

 

Richness of Language

10 - Uses language that creates a sensory image.

8 - Uses language that creates a sensory image most of the time.

6 - Inconsistently uses descriptive vocabulary.

4 - Vocabulary is very simple.

 

 

Spelling and Mechanics

10 – Uses correct spelling and punctuation (0-2 errors)

8 – Generally uses correct spelling and punctuation (3-5 errors)

6 - Inconsistently uses correct spelling and punctuation (6 or more)

4 – Writes with frequent spelling and mechanical errors and impede understanding.

 

Homework check in

Week 1 (2/15)–                                             Week 4 (3/8)-                    

Week 2 (2/22)–                                             Week 5 (3/15)-

Week 3 (3/1) -                                               Week 6  (3/22)-                      Total _________

 

DUE 4/4

 

 

 

                                                              Total points     ________ out of 130

 

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2/11/19
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2/12/19
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2/13/19
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2/14/19
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2/15/19
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2/16/19

News

2/12/19

 

WEEK 21

February 12 - 15

 

 

This is a busy week! We have presentations, assemblies and Poetry Café! Please read the following messages regarding each!

 

Language Arts: We finished with the unit about informative writing. Students will be giving presentations Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are continuing practicing poems for Poetry Café which will be held on February 15th from 8:40 – 10:15. THANK YOU! Students also should be practicing the poems they have written. There are no “cheat sheets” for this! We do have enough volunteers - This event is NOT opened to families BUT we do need more food, especially Fruit. Please bring the food Friday morning. I will be contacting parents this afternoon to help.

 

 

Social Studies: We are starting the Road to Revolution. Students will be reading and researching from their Social Studies Weekly and answering questions.

 

 

Math:  Will be done in class this week. There is no math homework this week! We are doing a math project Tuesday through Thursday on multiplying and dividing decimals.

 

 

Long-term Project: Presentations are being done Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for this long-term project. A new long-term project with be passed out on Thursday.

 

 

Monday Folders: They are coming home on Tuesday. There is lots of graded work.

 

Tuesday we are having an in-school field trip. Students will be seeing and learning about the Revolutionary War with Ancient Artifacts.

 

Wednesday We are having an assembly from Fantasy Theatre.

 

Thursday – Valentine’s day! This is the last year for a party (6th grade doesn’t celebrate it). If students are going to bring in anything, they need to bring it for 27 people! Cards, Small candies, Cookies, Fruit are welcome! PLEASE, PLEASE do not let your child bring in BAGS of candy!

 

Friday – Poetry Café from 8:40 – 10:15. Students need to wear black!

 

 

A notes from our wonderful PTA –

 

 Dear Parents,

 

Join us at the NDE Auction on February 22nd!

 

The NDE Auction Committee is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s largest FUNdraiser a huge success! Please consider signing up for one (or more!) slots.  Your help and support are greatly appreciated. 

Sign UP here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084faaae2aa1fa7-ndeauction

 

If you have not yet purchased your tickets for the auction, please do so soon! To purchase your tickets for the event, visit www.ndepta.com

 

See you at the party!

 

 

Dates to Remember

February 15th – Poetry Café

February 18th – No School

February 22nd – NDE Auction

 

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