Beginning with work due on Monday, 12/17 and continuing into the 3rd and 4th Quarters, students will not be permitted to turn in late work (designated with an "M" or "Missing" in Engrade).  Work not turned in due to an absence (designated with an "A" in Engrade), either on the day assigned or  checked, must be shown  to me in a timely manner proportional to the number of days absent.  Absent work turned in beyond the  reasonable deadline will not receive full credit.

The last day to turn in make-up work ("A" or "M") for Q2 is Monday, 12/17.
Friday, 12/21 is an early release day. 
Winter Break is 12/24-1/7.  School resumes Tuesday, 1/8.

Homework from 

1. Why question due Monday. 
2.  Observation Connection  due Wednesday.
3. No Word Wizard  due Friday.


Week  of
12/17 to 12/21



Y-Book Check: Why Question
Interactive LA Notebook: Discussion: Synthesizing Thesis Statements
Writing Activity:
1. Introductory paragraph based on thesis statement:
Attention grabber
Explain AG (connection to subject)
Connect between above sentence and topic
Thesis statement
2.  Topic sentences based on areas in thesis statement


Choose one quality quotation from a song.  Write a sentence incorporating this quotation with an appropriate text talker using a present tense verb other than “says.”   Include both the singer/writer and song title, correctly written.

B Schedule

Thesis Statement Interactive Notes
HW check: Quotation with text talker
Group Share:
1.  Introductory paragraph based on thesis statement:
a.  Attention grabber
b.  Explain AG (connection to subject)
c.  Connect between above sentence and topic
d.  Thesis statement
2.  Topic sentences based on areas in thesis statement
Early Humans Book Project: Author’s Biographical Information
​ Observation Connection  


C Schedule

Y-Book Check:   Observation Connection
Early Humans Book Project:
  1. Rubric
  2. Front Cover
  3. Inside Back Cover (biography)
  4. Back Cover (summary/teaser, “reviews”)
Academic Cleanse: purging backpacks, notebooks, pencil pouches, etc. of garbage


10-page template
14-page template
18-page template

D Schedule

Children's Book Final Copy Rubric
6th Grade All-Day Event: Winter Wonderland 


Special Schedule


Vocabulary Corner:
Educational Games

  1. Why question checked Tuesday, 1/8.
  2. Quotation Quotient due Wednesday, 1/9.
  3. Word Wizard (week 13) due Friday, 1/11.

Special Schedule

Parents' Information

Welcome Back! pdf
PDF version of Parent Orientation Slideshow Presentation
Welcome Back Information

Volunteer Opportunity: Wish List

One way to complete volunteer hours is through providing  classroom enhancements.  Please let me know if you order anything so that I can remove it from my wish list.  Links to Amazon for each item appear below.

Samsung ML-3560 DB Toner Cartridge (no generic)
3-Pack 1/4 inch graph paper
retractable purple pens
push pin clips
push pins, clear
Intruder Defense System (Safety Bar)
u brands shag dry eraser
Legal-sized laminating pouches
Ledger-sized paper (11 x 17)