ELA Writing: We will be working on 4 different long compositions, one for each quarter (narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive). We will also cover the standard English conventions and grammar. Spelling: We have weekly lessons. All workbook pages are due every Friday. Students should be practicing their spelling words nightly! Tests are Mondays.
Reading Reading Street Anthology: Our focus prior to MCAS/PARCC exam. This book will be used on a daily basis and will go home for homework assignments occasionally. Novels: We will read at least 2 novels together as a class throughout the year. Students should also be reading on their own and keeping reading logs for possible end-of-the-year prizes!!
Grading Policy ELA: –Tests 50% –Quizzes30% –Homework 20% It is very important for students to practice their Spelling words and complete their homework every night!!
United States History, Geography, Economics, and Government: Early Exploration to Westward Movement – Starting off with basic mapping skills and US Geography. Then we will begin History with the pre- Columbian civilizations to exploration, colonization, and settlement. – We will end the year with a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village!! This is an opportunity to experience what colonial life in New England would have been like.
Grading Policy Social Studies: –Tests 50% –Quizzes30% –Homework 20% Projects are quarterly and count as Test grades. It is very important to complete each project by the assigned due date. –Native American Tribe- Explorer –State- President
Classroom Rules BE POLITE!! BE PREPARED!! FOLLOW PROCEDURES!!
Gotcha Gaels When the students follow “The Three P’s” they will earn Gotcha Gael Tickets. Items at the School Store may be purchased with these tickets. There will also be raffles that students can enter with the tickets. Participation in school-wide events will cost tickets as well, so it is important to keep them safe!!
Keep in Touch If you need to contact me, it is best done through email. I check my email at least 5 times per day. I only check my phone at the end of the day. firstname.lastname@example.org 978-365-4220 ext. 105
Let’s make this year educational and enjoyable. Thank you for your support and have a great night!