The first marking period is over on Dec. 6th. There will be a final quiz on the Changing Earth unit on Wednesday, Dec. 4. A study guide will be handed out on Wednesday, Nov. 27. There are links to the study guide and other study aids on the left.
I will be available after school on Tuesday, Dec. 3 for extra help. There will also be a review in class on that day as well.
In science , we have been studying the Changing Earth unit, which explores how the earth has changed over the past 250 million years. Students will understand the structure of the earth, the ( ho theory of plate tectonics and all four ways the plates move, and how scientists have used rocks and fossils to understand this process.
In my homeroom, in reading, students are doing close reading to better understand informational text. In writing workshop, students are using writing to learn about various non fiction topics. This involves answering questions after rereading, and summarizing texts. We continue to assign vocabulary words each week to learn, as well as grammar and punctuation exercises. Parents ,even though we have moved to a new reading log format, please be sure to check on your child's reading. The new reading log only needs to be signed once a week, on Thursday, before it is turned in on Friday.
The six day rotation for my homeroom is:
Day 1: Media (GT Art)
Day 2: P.E. with Mr. Schinelli (GT Music)
Day 3: Art
Day 4: Music (Chorus)
Day 5: P.E. (Orchestra)
Day 6: Spanish (Band)
Please contact me with any questions and concerns. My email is
Last Modified on November 27, 2013