Videos

Sometimes if we have a few minutes at the end of class, I’ll show a video I think the kids will find interesting. Following are two I’ve shown this week:

 

 

 

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Updated Grades!

I have updated all grades for the last grading period (including behavior grades). Although report cards won’t be out until next week, feel free to visit parent portal and take a look at your child’s grades in Language Arts.

Have a great holiday!

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Writing Essays

This is helpful for my students, as well as high school and college students. Use this graphic organizer (or I guess it’s more like an outline) to write most essays.

 

Graphic Organizer

1st paragraph

  • Hook
  • General information
  • Thesis statement

2nd paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

3rd paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

4th paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

5th paragraph

  • Topic sentence (restate your thesis)
  • Restate main ideas
  • Wrap up any thoughts or ideas, or ask the reader to do something if persuasive.

 

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Winter Reading List by Age

Check out this link. Great holiday book ideas for your children to read during the break. It’s broken down by age group:

http://www.helpteaching.com/blog/winter-holidays-reading-list-for-kids.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dec-15-nl-2

 

Ms. Dehr

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Next Week’s Homework

Vocabulary Week 5 will be the homework assigned next Monday, 11/16 and due on Friday, 11/20. Feel free to print them out and get an early start!

Ms. Dehr

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The Five Paragraph Essay and Thesis Statement

Following is information that may help of your children, not just those in my class. We have been learning about this recently:

A thesis statement:  One sentence that tells what your paper is about. It’s usually in the first paragraph, often the last sentence

5 Paragraph Essay –

1st paragraph = Hook, thesis statement, 3 things you mention.

2nd paragraph = All about the 1st reason.

3rd paragraph = All about the 2nd reason.

4th paragraph = All about the 3rd reason.

5th paragraph – Conclusion. Wrap up your thoughts and restate your thesis.

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Order Scholastic Books Online!

If you want to order books for your child from http://www.scholastic.com, it’s very simple. Just go online and when they ask for the classroom code use: GKZGF. Then I will get a copy of the order and the books will be sent to me. I’ll give the books to your child when they arrive.

There are some great deals (books for only $1 or $2) so take advantage of this great opportunity!

Ms. Dehr

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