• Week of 3.2.2020

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 3/2/2020

    +  Finishing the class novel Never Fall Down

         - Checking in chapter summaries

         - Pg. 15 in packet 

    +  Grit Speeches Work Time

         - Speeches will begin the week of March 16th

         - Summative grade


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  • Week of 2.24.2020

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 2/24/2020

    +  Students will turn in Never Fall Down packet for summative grade this Wedesday (2/26)

    +  Read Ch. 14 + 15

    +  Work on Grit Speech outlines

    +  Small Groups Wednesday + Thursday

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  • Week of 2.18.2020

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 2/18/2020

    +  Reading Never Fall Down this week and continuing our reading strategies and summarizing skills

    +  Moving along with Grit Speech (summative) research

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  • Week of 2.10.2020

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 2/10/2020

    +  Continuing to read Never Fall Down while working on comprehension strategies 

    +  Starting/introducing Grit Speeches (summative grade) Research

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  • Week of 1.27.2020

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 1/27/2020

    + We are reading chapters 3 and 4 in Never Fall Down

         + Permission Slips due by Wednesday, January 29th

         + We will possibly be reading Ch. 5 by Friday

    +  Students will be working on a Task List of various assignments Wednesday and Thursday

    +  Never Fall Down Inquiry on Classroom

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  • Week of 1.21.2020

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 1/21/2020

    - Reading the novel Never Fall Down

             + Understanding grit and perseverance in our main character, Arn Chorn

             + Using reading strategies and note taking skills throughout the novel

    - Small Groups Wednesday/Thursday

    - Catch up work on Friday and finishing Ch. 2 in NFD

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  • Week of 12/16

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 12/16/2019

    - Finishing up "Flowers for Algernon"

    - R.A.F.T. writing summative due Friday, December 20th

    - Small groups to conference about writing 18th + 19th

    - Due 7:30 AM on Google Classroom

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  • Week of 12/9/2019

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 12/9/2019

    + Students are finishing their PSAs 

            - Due Tuesday!  Summative

    + Students will show their PSAs to the class

    + Continuing to read "Flowers for Algernon"

            - We will finish the story by next Friday 

            - There will be a writing piece after we are done reading

                        + RAFT

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  • Week of 12/2/2019

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 12/2/2019

    +  PSAs will be due next Tuesday, December 10th

            - This is a summative grade

            - Students have a blue rubric 

    +  Continuing reading "Flowers for Algernon" 

            - Comprehension questions along with the PDF text are available on Classroom 

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  • Week of 11/18/2019

    Posted by Emily Pysh on 11/18/2019

    - Continuing work on our PSAs 

           +  They won't be due until after Thanksgiving Break

           +  Either first or second week of December

           +  Blue rubrics were handed out to students explaining expectations 

    -  Continuing to read the short story "Flowers for Algernon"

           +  PDF of story on Google Classroom

           +  Questions accompanying story on Google Classroom; answers to be recorded in ELA Journal

    *Make sure to continue checking Google Classroom or ask me if there are any questions!*

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