|Teacher Renee Grady - Sixth Grade (Send e-mail)|
Team 6B -
Renee' Grady (ELA)
Jackie Brendlinger (Math)
Rebecca Schumacher (Science)
Karissa Fletcher (ELA)
Carolyn LeGrande (Math)
Pam Swierczewski (Social Studies)
Ist Hour- ELA Block 1-2
2nd Hour- ELA Block 1-2
3rd Hour- ELA Block 3-4
4th Hour- ELA Block 3-4
5th Hour- Lunch
6th Hour- ELA Block 6-7
7th Hour -ELA Block 6-7
8th Hour- ENCORE/ PLC
9th Hour- ENCORE/Plan
Drama Club Coach
National Junior Honor Society Adviser
Letters to Santa Coordinator
Together Everyone Achieves More!
Dear HCMS 6th Grade Parents & Students,
Welcome to Hickory Creek Middle School! 2017-2018 promises to be another amazing year.
This week in classMonday
Book Talk #1 Due no later than Sept. 19th
Please make an appointment with Mrs. Raynes (librarian) or Myself so we can complete the remaining ones.
Read 20 minutes daily.
Discussion Topics: Why did the author include that chapter? Why is it significant to Auggie's storyline?
Discussion #2: Chapter Titles: Do some of R.J. Palacio's chapter titles have multiple meanings? "Locked"
"Lamb to the Slaughter" - Figurative Language
Homework: Mr. Brown's Precepts
Due Wednesday. Find a precept or quote that means something to you. Words or reminders that inspire you to be your best. Use the many websites available online to look through quotes. Is there a goal you wish to reach? Make sure you write down your quote and who said it.
HEADPHONES: Bring headphones to class on Tuesday so I can check that you are ready for the Wed./Thursday Fast Bridge testing
September 19, 2017
Read your Rebecca Caudill Book for at least 20 minutes a night. You should be ready to begin book #2.
Notice & Note Strategies while reading:
Memory Moment; Tough questions: Again and Again; Contrasts & Contradictions
Ch "One to Ten" (pg 54-56) - Book noted Notice & Note signposts which applied; Noted use of Simile & Hyperbole; Answered the question? "What Surprised Me?"
Ch "Padawan" (pgs 57-60) Book noted Notice & Note Signposts; Discussed "Tough Question" and what it revealed about Auggie's conflict
Ch "Wake Me Up When September Ends" (61-62) Discussed what was the purpose of the chapter & why it was important to Auggie's story.
Ch "Jack Will" (63-64) Discussed Chapter purpose. What does it reveal to the reader about Auggie and Jack's friendship?
Homework: Make sure you have your precept for Wednesday written out and who you are quoting.
September 20, 2017
September 21, 2017
ELA: Essential question, "How do form and shape our identities?"
Today we took "Fast Bridge" for Reading. This test will replace Terra Nova for this year.
In Class: NEWSELA
Most students were able to complete at least one of the articles in their binders. The two articles are due by Friday.
(with annotations & highlighting)
Did you submit your Precept Mini Poster to Google Classroom? Due by the end of the day.
September 22, 2017
Ready 20 min. per day in RC Book.
Used Auggie's writing as a model for our Precept Writing from Pg. 65 of Wonder (Mr. Brown's October Precept)
In class: We used the model to pull examples of what the writer did well, and what the writer forget to include. We practiced adding a topic sentence/hook/
Homework assignment to finish from class
Assignment: Two paragraph response
Paragraph One: Use the book example model to explain your precept. Think about word choice, examples, figurative language connections, etc. to help with meaning. Make sure you end with a powerful conclusion.
Paragraph 2: This paragraph explains what the precept Consider the following:
-Your reason for choosing the quote.
-What do the words mean to you?
-How will this quote inspire you during your 6th grade year and beyond?
ALL paragraphs need a topic sentence, explanations that include details, and evidence through examples End with a strong conclusion..
Downloads ListLiterature- 1963 Collage Project Packet [1/18/2012]
Cool Links"SmartHistory" Art History Paleolithic - Present. Free site
2018 Rebecca Caudill Illinois Book Award
Ancient Clovis Discoveries
Ancient Greece Acropolis Virtual Tour
British Museum- Ancient Greece
British Museum- Mesopotamia
Chavet Cave Paintings: National Geographic
Khan Academy - Free Math, Art, History Tutorials
Lascaux Caves in France: Virtual Tour of Paleolithic Art
Life Magazine Archive 1935-1972 - Google Books
Mummification Process- University of Chicago
Otzi: The Iceman of the Alps
Scholastic Scope Online (hcmsELA6th)
The Decorah, Iowa live Eagle Nest Cam
Theban Mapping Project (Ancient Egypt) (Valley of the Kings)
Tyrol Museum of Achaeology in Italy: Otzi's home