Week of June 8-12

Monday, June 8
Alphabiography due THIS Thursday!
If necessary, use homework time tonight to find some additional information to include in your Famous Egyptian Dinner Party skit. You will have about 20 minutes of work and practice time tomorrow before your Nome presents.

Tuesday, June 9
Work on your Alphabiography!

Wednesday, June 10
Alphabiography due TOMORROW!

Thursday, June 11
Enjoy your summer...and read, read, read!

Friday, June 12
Did I mention that you should enjoy your summer...and read, read, read?




Week of June 1-5

Monday, June 1
Work on your Alphabiography due next Thursday, June 11th. Keep in mind COPS: Complete, Original, Personal, and Spiffy!

Tuesday, June 2
Keep working on your Alphabiography due next Thursday, June 11th. Keep in mind COPS: Complete, Original, Personal, and Spiffy!

Wednesday, June 3
Remember, your COMPLETE & SPIFFY Alphabiography is due next Thursday, June 11. Take your time and make it great!

Thursday, June 4
Your SPIFFY & COMPLETE Alphabiography is due one week from today! We'll be writing our X entry tomorrow. Give it some thought tonight...

Friday, June 5
Keep working on that SPIFFY & COMPLETE Alphabiography, due this Thursday!


MAY

Week of May 25-29
Monday, May 25
NO SCHOOL-Shavuot/Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26
If you did not finish your thesis statement in class today, share it with me at ecohn-rozansky@pjaproud.net (or pjaproud.org) by 9pm this evening.

Wednesday, May 27
Complete at least 2 paragraphs of your essay.
Feel free to write even more! Tomorrow we will focus on incorporating textual evidence (quotes) into your writing.

Thursday, May 28
Keep working on your essay.
The goal is to have, at the very least, your body paragraphs in place by the beginning of class tomorrow so you can devote Humanities time to incorporating quotes and writing your introduction and conclusion.

Friday, May 29
In addition to working on your Alphabiography (due Thursday, June 11th), add to your essay if you need to (because you are behind) and/or are so inspired!



Week of May 18-22
Monday, May 18
Keep reading your Dystopian novel which you must finish by May 26th.
If you've finished your novel, consider reading another, especially if you can't find any similarity between your novel and The Giver. Another idea for those who have finished reading? Start "spiffying up" your Alphabiography, due the last week of school.

Tuesday, May 19
Keep reading your Dystopian novel which you must finish by May 26th.
If you've finished your novel, consider reading another, especially if you can't find any similarity between your novel and The Giver. Another idea for those who have finished reading? Start "spiffying up" your Alphabiography, due the last week of school.

Wednesday, May 20
Keep reading your Dystopian novel which you must finish by this coming Tuesday.

Thursday, May 21
FINISH reading your Dystopian novel this weekend!
Think long and hard about similarities between your book and The Giver. Get ahead by filling in the orange sheet with your ideas.

Friday, May 22
NO SCHOOL-Teacher Inservice



Week of May 11-15
Monday, May 11
Study for vocab quiz; it's this Thursday.
Keep reading your Dystopian novel which you must finish by May 26th.

Tuesday, May 12
Vocab quiz is this Thursday.
Keep reading your Dystopian novel which you must finish by May 26th.

Wednesday, May 13
Study for tomorrow's vocab quiz.
If time, do some reading as well. You need to finish your Dystopian novel in slightly less than two weeks (May 26th).

Thursday, May 14
Keep reading!
If you didn't finish creating your Freedom/Imprisonment poem image, do so tonight or this weekend at the very latest.

Friday, May 15
Keep reading!
If you didn't finishing creating your Freedom/Imprisonment poem image or need to print out the "translation," do so this weekend.



Week of May 4 - 8
Monday, May 4
Finish The Giver and the packet by TOMORROW!

Tuesday, May 5
Read your Dystopian novel

Wednesday, May 6
Fill in Independent Reading Card
Questions:
1. Your Name?
2. Title of the Book?
3. Author of Book?
4. Total # of Pages in Book
5. # of Pages You've Read So Far
6. Why You Chose THIS Book?
7. What You Think of the Book So Far?

Thursday, May 7
Keep reading and start reviewing for next Thursday's vocab quiz.
www.quizlet.com log in: pjahumanities6 password: humanities

Friday, May 8
Keep reading and start reviewing for next Thursday's vocab quiz.
www.quizlet.com log in: pjahumanities6 password: humanities



APRIL

Week of April 27 - May 1
Monday, April 27
Read chapters 12-16 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by TOMORROW!

Tuesday, April 28
Read chapters 17-19 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by Thursday.

Wednesday, April 29
Read chapters 17-19 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by TOMORROW.

Thursday, April 30
Review for tomorrow's group quiz over gods/goddesses. Remember you need to know at least one role for each god/goddess/protector/destroyer. Extra credit for including more than one role, so add to your studying if you have time. All the info can be found by clicking here.

Friday, May 1
Finish The Giver and the packet by Tuesday.



Week of April 20-24
Monday, April 20
Read chapters 4-8 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by TOMORROW!

Tuesday, April 21
Read chapters 9-11 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by Thursday.

Wednesday, April 22
Read chapters 9-11 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by TOMORROW! Don't forget to find a sixth vocab word from the reading.

Thursday, April 23
Read chapters 12-16 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by Tuesday. If you are ready to start your Dystopian Lit book, keep your yellow "Be on the Lookout" handout nearby so you don't overlook potentially good content for your compare/contrast essay.



Friday, April 24
Read chapters 12-16 of The Giver (and answer questions and vocabulary) by Tuesday.



Week of April 13-17
Monday, April 13
Read The Giver ch. 1 - 3 by Wednesday; complete questions and vocab for these chapters.
Conversation Sandwich #3 due this Friday.

Tuesday, April 14
Read The Giver ch. 1 - 3 and complete questions and vocab for these chapters to turn in tomorrow.
Conversation Sandwich #3 due this Friday.

Wednesday, April 15
Finish up your Conversation Sandwich #3 by Friday.
Read chapters 4-8 (and answer questions and vocabulary) by next Tuesday.

Thursday, April 16
Finish up your Conversation Sandwich #3 by tomorrow.
Read chapters 4-8 (and answer questions and vocabulary) by next Tuesday.

Friday, April 17
Read chapters 4-8 (and answer questions and vocabulary) by next Tuesday.



MARCH

Week of March 30-April 3
Monday, March 30
Review for Wednesday's group quiz on Mesopotamia vocabulary and our big Jeopardy game!
Also, keep in mind that your final Conversation Sandwich (#3) is due the Tuesday after Pesach Break; it is recommended that you start it sooner than later.

Tuesday, March 31
Review for tomorrow's group vocab quiz and Jeopardy game!

Wednesday, April 1
Enjoy Pesach Break!
Don't forget to read and work on Conversation Sandwich #3 which is due the Tuesday after Break (4/14).

Thursday, April 2
NO SCHOOL-Pesach Break

Friday, April 3
NO SCHOOL-Pesach Break



Week of March 23-27
Monday, March 23
Finish the draft of your Letter to the Editor about a law of Hammurabi's that you think should be kept or eliminated. Print it out and be ready to turn it in at the start of class tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24
Reach out to your "recommender" for Conversation Sandwich #2 which is due this Friday.

Wednesday, March 25
Work on Conversation Sandwich #2 (due Friday).
Also, feel free to go on to www.quizlet.com and start reviewing the Mesopotamia vocabulary. You will have more time to fill out the gold list and review in class before next Tuesday's group quiz. Log in: pjahumanities6 Password: humanities

Thursday, March 26
Finish Conversation Sandwich #2 (and don't forget to print it out OR share/send it to Ms. C-R)

Friday, March 27
Read (of course), look over your gold vocab sheet (or quizlet), and wear PJ's on Monday!



Week of March 16-20
Monday, March 16
Your first Conversation Sandwich is due on Wednesday. Be sure to leave enough time for a reply from your "recommender." Also, you must remember to cut and paste any emails on to a Word, Pages, or Google document so you can print it out for Wednesday.
Also, if you haven't finished your Front Page Project Self-Evaluation, do so tonight.
And, of course, read, read, read!

Tuesday, March 17
Finish Conversation Sandwich #1 (and don't forget to print it out)

Wednesday, March 18
Study for Monday's quiz over the Physical Geography of Ancient Mesopotamia
(Use your map and the review games on the resource page of the wiki--if you want to borrow an atlas, feel free to take one after your conference.)
Also, read and keep in mind Conversation Sandwich #2 is due next Friday, March 27th.
Enjoy your long weekend...and SEE YOU AT CONFERENCES!

Thursday, March 19
NO SCHOOL-Conferences

Friday, March 20
NO SCHOOL-Conferences



Week of March 9-13
Monday, March 9
For all of you who didn't complete your weekend homework (creating all the content for your Front Page), tonight's the night! Finish up the content (ALL OF IT!) so tomorrow you can just cut & paste (either manually or virtually) and complete your layout in the 20 minutes allotted.
Also, everyone should be choosing their next Independent Reading book by tomorrow, so get those recommendations and choose a book.

Tuesday, March 10
Complete your Front Page Self-Evaluation (assuming you finished your Front Page)

Also, begin your Independent Reading Book! We will go over all relevant assignments and deadlines tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 11
Study for tomorrow's quiz over the Physical Map of Ancient Mesopotamia (use your own map AND the review games from the resource page)

Thursday, March 12
Complete Independent Reading Card and continuing reading
  1. Your name?
  2. Title of book?
  3. Author of book?
  4. Who recommended it to you?
  5. How will you communicated with this person about this book (email, in-person conversations, phone, skype, facetime, etc.)?
  6. Total # of pages?
  7. # of pages you have read so far?
  8. What you think of the book so far?

Friday, March 13
Your first Conversation Sandwich over your Independent Reading Book is due Wednesday, March 18th. You must have sent your first email, received your response from your "recommender," and responded back in a final email before Wednesday to fulfill the requirements of this assignment. This is something that you do NOT want to leave 'til the last minute!



Week of March 2-6
Monday, March 2
Write at least one more article/feature/extra so that you have a minimum of 4 (Summary, Setting, Character, and one more) for the start of class tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 3
Keep working on your articles/features/extras.
ALL content for your Front Page Project will be due on Monday. Keep working on all elements of your project at home. You will be spending class time on Monday laying out everything on your front page and printing it out at the end of class.

Wednesday, March 4
Keep working on ALL your articles/features/extras for your Front Page Project. All content will be due on Monday layout magic can happen during class time!
Also, by next Tuesday (3/10) choose you next Independent Reading book based on the recommendation of another; you will learn more about the "Conversation Sandwiches" you will need to submit for this unit on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 5
Finish all of your Front Page content by Monday!
Remember Monday will be all about laying out your page so you need to have everything (articles, art, ads, extras, etc) ready!

Friday, March 6
NO SCHOOL-Conference Prep Day



FEBRUARY

Week of February 23-27
Monday, February 23
Finish your cereal box; think about what info you will be sharing about your river tomorrow.
Also, brainstorm on some buddy activities for Thursday (related to penguins, easy math, or creative writing)--we'll decide tomorrow on a plan!


Tuesday, February 24
Finish up the rough draft of your front page project.
(Pay special attention to the requirements on the front of your assignment sheet and the categories in which you have some choices on the back. This will guide you as you start writing your articles and figuring out where to place them.)


Wednesday, February 25
Finish up your first Front Page article (either Summary, Setting, or Character).
Start your second article so you can finish it tomorrow night. By beginning of class on Friday, you should have two articles completed. Your homework over the weekend is to finish your third.

Thursday, February 26
Finish the second of your articles (either Summary, Setting, or Character).
To keep up with the timeline for our Front Page Project, you will need to complete the last of the three articles this weekend and be ready to submit all of your drafts on Monday.

Friday, February 27
Finish writing your SUMMARY, CHARACTER and SETTING article for your front page project.
Be ready to print out solid drafts of all three first thing Monday morning.


Week of February 16-20
Monday, February 16
NO SCHOOL-President's Day

Tuesday, February 17-Friday, February 20
TAGLIT!!!



Week of February 9-13
Monday, February 9
Keep on reading--the PJA Book Review (see February 6 post below) and your historical fiction book!

Tuesday, February 10
Do 15-20 more minutes of river research--try to answer your remaining questions or just collect a bunch of interesting facts to include on your cereal box.
See announcements on My Big Campus for some suggested resources.

Wednesday, February 11
Finish up the rough draft for you River Research Cereal Box Project.
Be ready to use it tomorrow for decorating and assembling your final project.

Thursday, February 12
Work on your River Research Cereal Box Project.
Do whatever you can to have less than 45 minutes of "finishing up" work to do in class tomorrow.

Friday, February 13
Finish reading your Historical Fiction Book--if you finish one book, consider starting another! The list is below for your convenience.
Also, anyone who did not finish you River Research Cereal Box Project, please do so over the next week and bring your finished box in to school on Monday, 2/23.
Enjoy your weekend and Taglit week!!!




Week of February 2-6
Monday, February 2
Keep on reading!

Tuesday, February 3
Make edits to your JBM Book Review (final copy of your review provided) so that it can be published later this week.

Wednesday, February 4
Brainstorm on Cave Painting story ideas so you can design your book cover tomorrow.

Thursday, February 5
Make your cave painting look like a cave painting by crumpling and squishing it A LOT!
If you didn't finish your imagined short story summary, do so at home.
Also, think about your Alphabiography "N" entry for tomorrow.

Friday, February 6
Read over the PJA Book Review.




JANUARY

Week of January 26-30
Monday, January 26
Keep on reading!

Tuesday, January 27
Keep on reading!

Wednesday, January 28
Finish reading today's O-WOW! (the H.l. Mencken account of the Scopes Trial) and circle all words you do not know.


Thursday, January 29
Celebrate the end of first semester, relax some...and read, of course!

Friday, January 30
NO SCHOOL-Teacher In-Service



Week of January 19-23
Monday, January 19
NO SCHOOL-MLK Day

Tuesday, January 20
Finish textbook review form (from "First Footsteps" and "Hunters and Gatherers")

Wednesday, January 21
Read your Historical Fiction book. You'll be filling out your Independent Reading Card tomorrow night for homework so you will want to have some reading done by then!

Thursday, January 22
Fill in Independent Reading Card, Read, and Think About Letters "L" and "M" for Tomorrow's Alphabiographies.
Card should include:
  1. Your Name
  2. Title of Book
  3. Author of Book
  4. Total # of Pages
  5. # of Pages You've Read
  6. Why You Chose This Book?
  7. How You Like This Book So Far?

Friday, January 23
READ your Historical Fiction book!
Remember to take notes on some of the important and/or interesting details you learn about the setting (historical period and location in which the book takes place).


Week of January 12-16
Monday, January 12
Keep working on your Book Commercial!
For those who have finished, complete your Self-Evaluation (except the last question) and look over the Historical Fiction list (you will need to choose a book by next Thursday, January 22nd)



Tuesday, January 13
Keep working on your Book Commercial!
For those who have finished, complete your Self-Evaluation (except the last question) and look over the Historical Fiction list (you will need to choose a book by next Thursday, January 22nd) *both documents can be found above

Wednesday, January 14
Keep working on your Book Commercial!
For those who have finished, complete your Self-Evaluation (except the last question) and look over the Historical Fiction list (you will need to choose a book by next Thursday, January 22nd) *both documents can be found above

Thursday, January 15
Complete your Book Commercial Self-Evaluation.
Also take time to look over your Historical Fiction list so you're ready for tomorrow's Library visit.
*both documents can be found above

Friday, January 16
Choose your Historical Fiction book and start reading!



Week of January 5-9
Monday, January 5
Work on your Book Commercial due next week. Do not delay on planning and preparing for your presentation; you only have a week!
If you didn't finish your December Independent Check-In form in class, finish it tonight at home.


Tuesday, January 6
Keep working on your Book Commercial due next week.

Wednesday, January 7
Keep working on your Book Commercial due next week.

Thursday, January 8
Keep working on your Book Commercial due next week.

Friday, January 9
Keep working on your Book Commercial due next week.


DECEMBER

Week of December 15-19
Monday, December 15
Keep studying for the Countries of Africa Quiz on Thursday.
Resources include links found on wiki, maps filled out in class, and atlases.

Tuesday, December 16
Finish up your Book Review if you didn't do so in class.
Also, you can review the African countries for Thursday's optional quiz. Actually, the quiz isn't optional but when you take it is (this Thursday or the Tuesday after we return from break--your choice). Happy Chanukah everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 17
Review for the African countries quiz tomorrow (if you're taking it; if you're not, come up with a plan for reviewing between now and Tuesday, January 6th when the quiz will be offered again).
As usual, keep reading!

Thursday, December 18
Finish your script (if you haven't already) so you can jump right into recording tomorrow.

Friday, December 19
Rest, relax and READ!
Enjoy your Winter Break and see you in 2015!!!



Week of December 8-12
Monday, December 8
Read over the bright orange BOOK COMMERCIAL handout and bring any questions about the assignment to class tomorrow.


Tuesday, December 9
Keep working on your Book Review.
We will only have one more 45 minute period to work on book reviews in class. Therefore, plan your time wisely by doing some writing tonight at home. The first full draft (minus quotes from the book if you run out of time) is due at the end of class on Wednesday or the beginning of class on Thursday.

Wednesday, December 10
Finish your Book Review draft.
If you haven't already printed it out and submitted it, then add to it tonight and print it out for tomorrow.

Thursday, December 11
Do some reading tonight and then fill out your Independent Reading Card with the following info:
Your Name, Title of Book, Author of Book, Total # of Pages, # of Pages You Have Read, Why You Chose This Book, What You Think of the Book So Far
Remember you should be reading every night, even if you finished the book you think you may want to do your Book Commercial for.

Friday, December 12
Start preparing for next Thursday's quiz over the countries of Africa.
There are lots of ways to study. Remember the goal is to know as many as you can (and at least 27--that's about half of the full 55--for Thursday's quiz). Check out the resource page on the class wiki to start your learning. You will have a chance on Monday to fill out a review map and do a practice quiz to get in the studying groove!



Week of December 1-5
Monday, December 1
Keep adding to your Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down form--the more you have, the richer your book review will be!

Tuesday, December 2
Read The Invention of Hugo Cabret book review in preparation for tomorrow's discussion about it.


Wednesday, December 3
Read through the past version of the PJA Book Review you were given.
The goal is to read at least half of the reviews.

Thursday, December 4
Make a list of what differentiates humans from other animals. Get input from discussions with other humans (friends, parents, etc.) rather than the internet. Include the two traits we talked about in class today: "Bipedalism" (standing on two legs) and "Creating Art."

Friday, December 5
Choose your December "Free Choice" book and get reading. If you finish one book, choose another.
You will be filling out a n Independent Reading card for homework next Thursday. You must finish the book by the time you return from Winter Break and then will have a week before you have to present your Book Commercial.



NOVEMBER

Week of November 24-28
NO SCHOOL-Conferences & Thanksgiving Break


Week of November 17-21
Monday, November 17
Think about an object that your future is like or a symbol that best represents it.
Continuing reading.

Tuesday, November 18
Give a more thought to the object you chose to represent your future and your explanation of how the object and your future connect. Bring your best explanation to class tomorrow.
Also, keep reading your JBM book. We'll be starting to work with these books on Friday.

Wednesday, November 19
Start thinking about and then thoughtfully responding to the questions posed on the Reflection Form. This will be collected on Friday and then help guide our conference conversations next week.
Also, keep reading!


Thursday, November 20
Give full thought and effort to finishing your First Quarter Reflection as this will be used to guide conferences next week.
Also, if possible, finish up your JBM reading. If you don't, you will have to be extra efficient during Thanksgiving Break to finish up your book so you're ready to write a review upon your return.

Friday, November 21
If you didn't get very far with your Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down worksheet, please add to it throughout Thanksgiving Break so you will have ideas for your book review upon your return.

Also, read anything and everything.
And, finally, relax and enjoy your holiday!



Week of November 10-14
Monday, November 10
For those of you who did not finish your final revision of your Imaginative Autobiography during class today, please do so between now and Wednesday. It is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday.
Also, start reviewing for Friday's Global Literacy test. Your green study packet and the Quizlet.com site are good places to start.


Tuesday, November 11
NO SCHOOL-Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 12
Prepare costume for tomorrow's "reunion" photo.
Study for Friday's Global Literacy test, especially the vocabulary which you can find on quizlet.com (log in:pjahumanities6, password: humanities).
If you have time and haven't presented your final version of your Imaginative Autobiography yet, you should continue working on it.

Thursday, November 13
Keep studying for tomorrow's Global Literacy test.

Friday, November 14
Read!
Keep reading your Jewish Book Month book. The hope is to have you finish it by next Friday so we can start talking about the review you are going to be writing after Thanksgiving Break. If you have already finished your book, choose another!



Week of November 3-7
Monday, November 3
Make sure your parents do YOUR homework--see the "Parent (or other Adult) Review" below if you can't find your bright green sheet
And keep reading!


Tuesday, November 4
If you didn't turn in to Ms. C-R your complete draft, make final edits tonight, print it out, and submit it at the start of class tomorrow
And, of course, keep reading!

Wednesday, November 5
7 questions to answer on your Independent Reading Card (due tomorrow):
1. Your Name
2. Title of Your Book
3. Author of Your Book
4. Total # of Pages
5. # of Pages You Have Read
6. Why Did You Choose This Book?
7. How Do You Like This Book So Far?
Also, keep on reading!

Thursday, November 6
Using the links posted on the resource section, find a COOL fact about Admundsen, Scott, or the first successful expeditions to the South Pole. All the links can be found midway down the page (look for Antarctica in the Table of Contents). Write down your fact neatly on a note card and be ready to turn it in at the start of class.
Give some thought to an "E" word for tomorrow's Alphabiography.

Friday, November 7
Keep reading that JBM book. If you finish one, start another--they are all good!
Also, get in the right mindset this weekend so you can be a wonderfully productive reviser on Monday. That's when you'll be putting the finishing touches on your Imaginative Autobiography.



OCTOBER

Week of October 27-31
Monday, October 27
Read ANYTHING! You will be choosing your next Independent Reading Book on Friday for Jewish Book Month.
If you've fallen behind on your Imaginative Autobiography or have a sudden burst of inspiration, add to your writing. You should have half your body paragraphs written by the start of class tomorrow and and all your body paragraphs written by the start of class on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 28
Finish ALL of the paragraphs of your Imaginative Autobiography (from birth to around age 30) so we can use class time tomorrow to work on your introduction and conclusion.
Choose your Jewish Book Month book by Friday and start reading!

Wednesday, October 29
Finish your Introduction or Conclusion of your Imaginative Autobiography; come to class tomorrow ready to write whichever paragraph (Introduction or Conclusion) you do not get to tonight. Then we will print out and do PEER REVIEWS!

Thursday, October 30
Choose your JBM (Jewish Book Month) book and start reading this weekend.
Come to class with an idea for Alphabiography "D."
If you haven't finished your full Imaginative Autobiography rough draft, work on it tonight so you can get some peer feedback on it tomorrow.

Friday, October 31
Read your JBM book
Make sure your parent (or another adult) completes the Parent Review of your Imaginative Autobiography by next Tuesday




Week of October 20-24
Monday, October 20
Book Talk prep--presentation start tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 21
Continue Book Talk prep...many more presentations scheduled for tomorrow!
For those brave souls who presented today, fill out Book Talk Self-Reflection (except for question #4) and take a look at the next list of choices for Jewish Book Month.



Wednesday, October 22
Continue Book Talk prep...the final 7 presentations scheduled for tomorrow!
For those who presented today, fill out Book Talk Self-Reflection (except for question #4) and take a look at the next list of choices for Jewish Book Month. (Both documents available above.)

Thursday, October 23
  1. Complete all 5 questions of the Book Talk Self-Reflection (see above)
  2. Look over the list of Jewish Book Month books (see above)
  3. Give some thought to what you are going to write about for Alphabiography "C" tomorrow.
  4. You will need at least half your body paragraphs for your Imaginative Autobiography written by the beginning of the period on Tuesday. There will be NO in-class writing time tomorrow or Monday, so keep writing at home if you're behind.

Friday, October 24
Read ANYTHING! You will be choosing your next Independent Reading Book next Friday for Jewish Book Month.
If you've fallen behind on your Imaginative Autobiography or have a sudden burst of inspiration, add to your writing. You should have half your body paragraphs written by the start of class on Tuesday 11/4 and all your body paragraphs written by the start of class on Wednesday 11/5.
Enjoy the weekend!!!



Week of October 13-17
Monday, October 13
Finish Bitstrips (our subscription runs out on Wednesday!)
Finish reading your autobiography or memoir (the official deadline is this Wednesday, but the sooner you finish, the better!)
Begin preparing for your Book Talk which is due next week (tomorrow we will decide who presents when)

Tuesday, October 14
READ! Finish your autobiography or memoir!
Book Talk prep--presentations are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week!

Wednesday, October 15
Book Talk Prep--presentations are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week!

Thursday, October 16
NO SCHOOL-Shemini Atzeret

Friday, October 17
NO SCHOOL-Simchat Torah


Week of October 6-10
Monday, October 6
Work on Dear Ms C-R Letter (see assignment sheet below); due Wednesday
Continue reading your autobiography/memoir


Tuesday, October 7
Finish your Dear Ms. C-R Letter, due at start of class on Wednesday
Continue reading your autobiography/memoir

Wednesday, October 8
Read! You must finish your autobiography/memoir reading by next Wednesday--the earlier is better!
Finish Bitstrips comic; our subscription expires the middle of next week.

Thursday, October 9
NO SCHOOL-Sukkot

Friday, October 10
NO SCHOOL-Sukkot


SEPTEMBER

Week of Sept 29-Oct 3
OUTDOOR SCHOOL


Week of September 22-26
Monday, September 22
Finish Your Personal Past

If you have time, work on your Bitstrips comic and, as always, READ!

Tuesday, September 23
Complete Independent Reading Card (see below) and READ!
1. Title of Book?
2. Author?
3. Total # of pages?
4. Pages you've read?
5. Why you chose this book?
6. What you think of the book so far?

Wednesday, September 24
Happy 5775-enjoy the holiday!!!
Read!

Thursday, September 25
NO SCHOOL--Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 26
NO SCHOOL--Rosh Hashanah





Week of September 15-19
Monday, September 15
Write a paragraph describing a school memory

Tuesday, September 16
Create a rough draft of your school memory comic (4-6 panels, please)

Wednesday, September 17
Finish your fingerprint OR work on your Bitstrips avatar (depending on what you didn't get finished in class)
Bitstrips
class code: pja2014
to sign in: scroll down to find your name and use the password you were given in class

Thursday, September 18
Make sure you have your Independent Reading book by end of the day Friday--you will need to start reading it this weekend!
Think about Alphabiography "B" so you're prepared for tomorrow

Friday, September 19
Read!!!

Week of September 8-12
Monday, September 8
Cut out Proofreading Symbols flashcards and bring all 24 to class tomorrow

Tuesday, September 9
Complete "Identity Brainstorming"


Wednesday, September 10
Review for tomorrow's Proofreading Quiz
Add more "names" to your list

Thursday, September 11
Look over the Autobiography/Memoir list; you have about a week to make your choice!


Friday, September 12
Think about a school memory you could write about and illustrate




Week of September 1-5
Monday, September 1
NO SCHOOL--Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 2
NO SCHOOL-Sixth Grade Orientation

Wednesday, September 3
Complete the FRONT SIDE of your "Introduce Yourself" questionnaire


Thursday, September 4
Complete the BACK SIDE of your "Introduce Yourself" questionnaire

Friday, September 5
Think about your first few days of middle school.
Be ready to write about your experiences and impressions on Monday.