Below is the link for the sixth grade farewell ceremony. It will be shown today. It will play at 1pm!
Please use the following Drop Box link to submit photos in accordance with the all call that gone out this evening.
To help us stay in contact, I will be having office hours beginning Thursday, April 2nd from 1pm-3pm. I will be found in Google Hangout, or you may reach me with the information below if you have any questions.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm.
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Next week we begin a new journey while we stay safe and communicate from home!
I hope you are all enjoying quality time with your family like I am! I miss you all so much and cannot wait to get back into the classroom and see your smiling faces!
Please join me in Google classroom where we can stay in touch and refresh our skills!!
To access Google classroom you will need to be logged into your gapps account.
Password: whatever you use to log in to the network computers at school
To find Google Classroom, just look for the chalkboard icon in the right hand corner like you would for Google Docs or Google Drive. You should see an invite from me to join or you can put in the classroom code for your period!
Mrs. Walsh Period 1
Mrs. Walsh Period 2
Mrs. Walsh Period 3
All periods: there are 3 sheets that need to be signed and returned TOMORROW!!
- any corrections for the terms quiz that you plan to do are also due tomorrow!
Complete story 1 and 2 and questions in your new packet!
Just wanted to send out a quick email and make you aware that students are bringing home their graded LARP projects today! I am asking that all of them be signed and returned to me tomorrow. If your student does not bring one home, this means that they have no completed one of the assignments. These assignments are not significantly late. These students have been given extra time in school over the last two weeks to finish them but still have not completed them.
Please check with your child for their rubrics. If you have any questions, please email me!
Next week we will move on to a new LARP project. Students will be working in small groups on the same novel to complete all portions of the project. Students were given the opportunity to pick from a list of novels they would like to read and I did my best to give everyone their first choice! A small group of students have chosen to complete the assignment independently. The assignments that will be required are the same as with the other projects! This should be a breeze!
From here, we will end out the year with a book report of their choice and a biography project that is life sized!
As always if you have any questions, please email me. Enjoy your weekend!
I have seen such a great increase in the effort students are putting into their Study Island assignments since December! Keep up the great work! You will be surprised at how much you are learning! If you did not complete an assignment that is past due, please do so!
LARP logs and paper 2 are now over due. If your child did not submit their paper, please have them do so. Points are deducted for each day the assignment is late.
PAPER 3: Literary Elements are due on Monday January 27th.
If you have a change to your phone number or email address, please send it to school with your child as soon as possible. I have been sending regular email updates out for parents on materials as we cover them. It is easier for me to know that all parents are reached.
If you are not receiving emails and would like to, please send in your information with your child's name and I will add you to the list.
Your student will be beginning their new LARP project this coming week! This is their second time working with LARP to read a novel and understand the key elements. It will help them correctly identify the plot elements and literary elements found throughout the novel! LARP is set up as a 25 day reading analysis! The log should be completed daily as they are reading. It is important to be making notes on the given sections for reference later! I always recommend using Post It notes to track figurative language elements while reading. They should already be familiar with how to do this! We did it as a class when reading “Tuck Everlasting”. I will review the novels before your son or daughter begins to read to make sure that it is something they are comfortable with! Once their novel has been approved, they can begin to work! I am including all of the due dates for the assignments below. Please feel free to reach out to me by email at ANYTIME if you have any questions!
December 18th- all novels should be approved by this date
January 13th- all reading should be complete. LARP Logs and Plot Pyramids are due
January 17th- Paper II on Story Elements are due
January 24th- Paper III on Literary Elements are due
(any assignment turned in late will be deducted points for each day that it is late.
Study Island Characters : Due Friday 12/13
Capitalization: Due Friday 12/20
LARP Project: Final piece Paper 2 on Story Plot is due on Monday 12/16
Please email if you have any questions.
I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving break! Now that we are back in the swing of things, we have a lot of important assignments coming up that I want to make you aware of! December is a short month and we have plenty to do!
We are finished reading Tuck Everlasting and all assignment due dates have been given for students to complete. Students had time today to work on them in class as well. If your child wants to work on their projects at home they can access their Google drive by logging in through Google.
Password: the same password they use for their network login
Extra Credit LARP: Friday December 6th
--Compare and contrast Tuck Everlasting the novel to the movie.
Paper 3: Major Literary Elements- Due Monday December 9th.
--Each student needs 10 units of figurative language in their paper. Most examples were given to the students while we were reading. Follow the guidelines in your LARP packet if you need clarification
Paper 2: Character Analysis and Plot Elements- Due Monday December 16th
--Follow the guidelines in your packet for the requirements.
** Students will be coming home with paperwork in regards to their next LARP reading assignment. The next project will be completed independently. All students will need to pick a novel and have it approved by December 17th and the signed parent documentation will be due December 19th.
Study Island Due Dates
Fragments/ Runons: December 6th
Characters: December 13th
Capitalization: December 20
We will be starting activities on The Grinch! We will analyze the story elements and end our activities with a characterization poster on a character from the story!
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Tuck Everlasting Assignments
Extra Credit Paper: Due on Friday December 6th
- Compare and contrast Tuck Everlasting the novel to the Tuck Everlasting move by Disney.
Study Island Assignments for December
Fragments and RunOns Due: December 6th
Characters Due: December 13th
Capitalization Due: December 20th
Just a reminder...
This coming Friday, November 15th is the due date for both Mood and Tone Assignments in Study Island. Students have had two weeks to complete the assignment and were given several opportunities in class to complete it over those two weeks as well. Please make sure that your student is completing the tasks assigned and that your student is happy with their score! Remember your student can redo it and keep on practicing until they improve! Study Island is a great tool to help improve reading comprehension skills.
Scores will be printed and recorded at the end of the school day on Friday. The score your child has earned at that time will be recorded.
Please email if you have any questions.
** TONIGHT"S HOMEWORK: Weekly Reviews are due on Friday. Michaela DePrince pg. 11
Typed memoirs are due on Tuesday November 12th!
Study Island Mood and Tone: Assignments #1 and #2 are due on Friday November 15th
** Weekly Review is due TOMORROW
STUDY ISLAND- all scores for the Study Island have been printed and recorded in CSIU for the Grammar/ Spelling section that was due this past Friday.
** NEW ASSIGNMENTS**- Two new assignments for Study Island have been added for completion. They are marked as Mood and Tone Assignment #1 and Mood and Tone Assignment #2. Both assignments are due on Friday November 15th.
MEMOIRS- Students are in the final phases of completing their memoirs. Many students are working on typing their final copies. ALL MEMOIRS ARE DUE TUESDAY NOV. 12th.
LARP: We are still moving along in our story Tuck Everlasting. My goal is to finish the story before the Thanksgiving break! We will then begin the process of writing our papers on plot elements and literary elements. These will be due in December. Keep in mind you will begin your own LARP project shortly after! Start looking for a novel that you may be interested in using!
If you did not finish the revision pages of your memoir packet, please do so for Monday. On Monday, we will read chapter 6 in Tuck Everlasting and write our revisions.
STUDY ISLAND: Scores will pulled Monday. If you did not finish or want to increase your score, please do so before then!
August 26th- First Day of School
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