• Kimberly S. Lancaster

    kslancaster@d47.org

    815.444.4069

  • 3.13.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/13/2020

    Students listened to "Like Meat Loves Salt" by Donna Dettmand whilst completing a story map graphic organizer.

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  • 3.12.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/12/2020

    Students listened to another fantasy story by Donna Dettman.  "The Magic Pot."  They executed a sketch-to-stretch visualization strategy.

    Students should read and review all roots/affixes units.

    Please ensure that your child is charging his/her Chromebook nightly and bringing ear phones or buds daily.  Thank you.

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  • 3.11.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/11/2020

    Scholars listened to a story by Donna Dettman called "The Selkie" and completed a plot diagram based on the story.  

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  • 3.10.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/10/2020

    Students were unable to print their narrative stories, so I intend to simply grade them online.  Students read a story called "The Greyling and completed a double-column chart based on the story."

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  • 3.6.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/6/2020

    Students began revising their Peak narrative extensions today in class by considering ideas, organization, word choice, voice, and sentence fluency.  Students should continue revising over the weekend at home and come to school on Monday prepared to edit.  Students will then print and submit their work by the end of class.  If you are able, I would love for you to read your child's Peak narrative extension, asking questions when/if you do not understand something.  When your child answers your questions, he/she is adding details to aid his/her reader's comprehension and enjoyment of the story.  Thanks so much!

    I'd love for students to move forward in their independent reading book this weekend, continually review all roots/affixes from the entire year, revise their Peak narrative extension, and play outside.  I know for me, I'm going to assemble a kite I recently purchased and fly it on Sunday.  Looking forward to it!

    Thank you SO MUCH for checking online grades last night with your child and supporting his/her education.  Again, students know that the beginning of this third trimester is a fresh start and that they control their learning and grades.

    These Huskies are a great group of people.  I am honored to be with my students during this, their sixth-grade year.

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  • 3.5.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/5/2020

    Students continued composition of their Peak narrative extension.  It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.  We will revise tomorrow and edit on Monday.  The story is due at the end of class on Monday.

    Please ensure that your child is working on his/her narrative extension tonight for homework and this weekend for a final submission on Monday.

    Please check online grades with your child this weekend.  What's great is that all students have begun this third trimester with a clean slate, and all they have to do is work hard and submit quality work.

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  • 3.3.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/3/2020

    Students continued composition of their Peak narrative extension.  The rough draft in its entirety is due at the beginning of class on Friday.  We will revise on Friday.  Students will then edit and submit on Monday.  Expect to see your child working on his/her composition over the weekend to solidify it in preparation for our Monday submission.

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  • 3.2.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 3/2/2020

    Scholars began composition of their Peak narrative extension.  They have access to graphic organizers and copies of the book (and each other!) to engage in this work.  Scholars will write today, tomorrow, and Wednesday during class.  The narrative extension in its entirety is due at the end of class on Wednesday.  Students will read each other's extensions on Thursday and engage in revisions.  Students will edit their work on Friday and submit their final draft at the end of the class time.

    No roots/affixes quiz this week or for the entire month of March.  Please ensure that your child does review roots/affixes and read daily, though.  Thank you.

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  • 2.28.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 2/28/2020

    Students took their 35/36 roots/affixes quiz today.  Absent students should approach me on Monday for a quiz make-up on Tuesday during SnL lunch.

    As well, students finished reading Peak and began scribing their narrative extension.  Students will have class time on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to compose their narrative extensions (with graphic organizers available).  On Thursday, we will revise our narrative extensions with partners, and on Friday, we will edit and submit our work.

    There will be no roots/affixes units during the month of March.  We will resume study of roots/affixes in April.  All students know, though, that they are to review all roots and affixes from the whole year in preparation for their summative end-of-the-year roots/affixes test in May.

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  • 2.27.20

    Posted by Kimberly Lancaster on 2/27/2020

    Students took their roots/affixes quiz and read another text independently.

     

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