Grade 5-8 ELA - Ms. Greyson
H a p p y N e w Y e a r!!
Welcome back to the start of a new Year. 2018 brings new hopes and possibilities.
We are eager to continue the Language Arts program we started in 2017.
we will focus on the following:
1.Literature (William Shakespeare)
2. Online Research Paper.
4. Debating Team
Pizza Day - Thursday, January 18,
Graduation Pictures- 8th Grade
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Award Ceremony- Friday January 19,
2018 at 8:30am in the school gym.
Girl Scouts meet on Monday January
5th grade.....Friday, January 19, 2018
6th grade.......Friday, January 19, 2018
8th grade......Friday, January 26, 2018
Language Arts Test
5th grade.......Wednesday, January 17, 2018
8th grade.......Tuesday, January 23, 2018
For Week of January 16, 2018
5th Grade......pages 12, 13
6th grade.......pages 123, 124
7th grade.......pages 19, 20
8th Grade.......pages 19, 20
5th Grade.......pages 22, 23
6th grade........pages 37-39
7th grade........page 44
8th grade........pages 74-78
5th grade........pages 101,102
6th grade........pages 105, 106
7th grade........pages 107, 108
8th grade........pages 109, 110
For Week of January 12, 2018
MONDAY - Romeo and Juliet
Google: Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2
Read and write down as many Figurative Language as you can find. For example: metaphor, simile, personification and other. See the bottom of page for the online link to Romeo and Juliet at: playshakespeare.com
TUESDAY - Genres of Literature
5th Grade - pages 48,49,52
6th Grade - pages 9,10,48-52
7th Grade - pages 3,4
8th Grade - pages 7,8
WEDNESDAY- Drawing Conclusion
Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
5th Grade “Meet Matt Lenyo“ page 77
6th Grade “The Three Wishes”, “ The Sausage” page 82-84
7th Grade “Scraping the Sky”, “The Bluebird House pages 96-98
8th Grade “My Best Shot” pages 102-105
Complete The worksheets
5th and 6th Grades - page 57
7th Grade - page 58
8th Grade - page
Student of the month:
All Christians Effort:
Reminders: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 -
Dress Down $1.00
Friday, January 5, 2018 - Mass 9:00am
Dismissal - 12:00 noon.
Homework - Week of January 2, 2018
Tuesday - Figurative Language
5 and 6 grades - worksheet page 6 (selection background)
7th Grade - worksheet page 12
8th Grade- worksheet page 46
Wednesday- Author’s Purpose
Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
5 and 6 Grades - “Excerpt from Interference Power”
7th Grade - “Ideas that Work....and those that don’t“
8th Grade - “building for Pests”
Thursday - Run-0n-Sentences
5th and 6th Grades - worksheet page 57 (sentence errors)
7th Grade - worksheet page 58
8th Grade - worksheet page 5
Reading Log - “Best Reader” (Monthly)
Please encourage your child to read chapter books. Students may select books from the classroom library, community library or from home. Your child is required to read a minimum of 30 minutes per day and record minutes read on the Reading Log Sheet. Starting the end of January, 2018 the “Best Reader” for the month will receive an acknowledgement. Best Reader is based on the child that has read the most books and the most minutes read/recorded and signed off by a parent.
Have a blessed week.
be Joy to the world. Peace and good will towards men.
Please allow your child to go on line to find the song "We are the reason" by Avalon. Learn the words of the song and practice the moves.(5th graders only).
December 21, 2017 7:00 - 8:00pm. The kids will be doing a dance and a song. The dance is entitled: "He is the Reason for the Season". The song is "Joy to the World".
The students will wear:
5th Graders Only
Boys will wear red or green long sleeve shirt with a bow tie, black pants, and black shoes.
Girls will wear red or green dresses (dressy), black shoes and white stockings.
Report Card Day
Thursday, November 7, 2017
Early dismissal: half day
Appointment Slips have been sent home. Please note the appointment time and if you require any changes to be made, please send me a note.
Pizza Day has been changed to Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Writing Prompt - " We found ourselves in a thicket
Students will use the writing prompt to create a story. If students have access to a computer/printer, please have it typed and submitted no later than Friday, December 15, 2017. If you do not have a computer, it must be clearly hand written in script.
Reading is an ongoing activity Please encourage your child to read chapter books from the library at school and from home. The next book report is due Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Christmas break assignment
Essay: 3 pages long - typed, doubled spaced. Include drawings and/or pictures for illustratio.
Students will read St. Luke Chapter 2 - The Christmas Story. Rewrite the story using a modern day approach from the point of view of Mary (Girls). Describe how she might feel being a young girl with such an honor and responsibility placed on her to be the mother of Christ. Tell what fears and anxiety she might have and also the joy she experienced being chosen to be the mother of our Lord. Boys will write from the point of view of Joseph. Describe the difficulties Joseph must have experienced when he had to relocate Mary to another town for her safety. Include the tiring journey on the donkey and the difficulties they faced when they could not find at room at the inn. The 1st draft is due on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The 2nd and 3rd drafts, if necessary, will he done during the course of the week. Students will be guided through the writing process. The final essay will be the Christmas recess assignment due when students return from the Christmas break. You must follow the details of the story in the Bible. You are allowed to make some changes to match today's world but the important facts about the story must remain the same. Your writing must be respectfull of the scriptures and give honor to the mother and father of Jesus.
Please be reminded to include in your essay an introduction giving some background information on Mary and Joseph, where they lived, their parents and what they did for a living. The conclusion should include the significance of the birth of Christ to our world and how his coming has changed mankind. Due January 2, 2017.
HOMEWORK for Friday, December 8 and the weekend.
Using spelling words to do the following:
5th Graders - If the following activities were not done please completed even after testing.
1. Write each spelling word three times each.
2. Write the meanings of each spelling word.
3. Use spelling words in sentences.
4. Use at least 10 spelling words in a short story.
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade
1.Combustible neutrality concession
2.succumb campaign confiscate
3.inquisitive denominator Penicillin
4.tournament fugitive mythology
5.admirable Portfolio meteorology
6.resilient gemologist discriminate
7.propeller suspicious meticulous
8.devastating tranquil commemoration
9.primitive medieval bicentennial
10.auctioneer distraught scenery
11.eccentric pandemonium itinerary
12.patriotic susceptible introspective
I hope you had a blessed
The following is
homework for week ending Friday,
December 1, 2017.
Students had to create an invention and made a presentation in class. Students will answer questions 1 - 7 on the worksheet keeping in mind the consumer who will buy their invention.
Point of view worksheet,
questions 1 - 3.
Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. This is one of the most favorite times of the year, when we are reminded to give thanks and count our blessings. We realize how blessed and lucky we are.
Students are learning about different types of letters, parts of a letter and how to address an envelope. In observance of Thanksgiving, students are required to complete the following assignments.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 -
Early Dismissal at
Thanksgiving Break - November 23 - 24.
Students should read 30 mins each day and
record the minutes read on the reading log.
Thanksgiving Assignment (See handouts)
1. Write the things and people we are thankful for.
2. Write "Thank you" letters to the special people in your life. (Mom, dad, grandparents, aunt, uncle).
3. Address the envelope made in class. You may need to make or get additional envelopes for more letters.
4. Put the letters in the envelopes and give them to loved ones as your Thanksgiving gift.
5. Create/design your own STAMP putting the value of your choice. Place the stamps on the envelopes.
6. Write a friendly letter telling about your favorite pet.
Assignment due on Monday, November 27,2017
ELA Test Dates
5th Grade-Friday,December 1,2017 6th Grade-
Thursday, November 30, 2017.
in all Things
November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our lives.
Students have completed the book report for October. Continue reading and recording minutes read on the reading log. The next
Book Report is due on December 4, 2017.
Continue to memorize the poem "Jonathan Brown"
Create your own invention. Write a description of how it works. Presentation on Monday, November 20, 2017.
We are currently working on putting together our newsletter committe. Students have expressed interests in the following: graphic designers, writers, editors, photographers, news reporters and publisher. We are very excited to get this going for the new year.
1.Continue to memorize the poem "Jonathan Brown"
2. Chester could not stand the cold. His ears would freeze whenever he plays outside so, he created the ear muffs. Create an invention of your own. Make a prototype and write a description of how it can help others. Due Friday, November 17, 2017.
Using the story read in class from the book Vocabulary Workshop, complete the story Grammar Wheel.
5th Grade - "Sempter Fidelis" pgs.13,14
6th Grade - "Alex, the talking Parrot" pgs. 9,10
7th Grade - "Fear in the Night" pgs 13, 14
8th Grade - "Golden Glass" pgs. 51 - 55
Having read the stories in class, complete the Graphic Organizer to show comparisons between both stories.
5th Grade - Worksheet pg.9
6th Grade - Worksheet pg.12
7th Grade - Worksheet pg. 4
8th grade - Worksheet pg. 4
Preparing for oral presentation on Monday. Poetry/scripture writing.
Spelling Test Dates:
5th Grade......Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6th Grade....Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7th Grade....Friday, December 1, 2017
8th Grade.....Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Have a great week.
Good morning parents:
I hope you had a very restful weekend.
The homework for week ending Friday, November 10, 2017 is as follows:
Monday (5th to 8th Grades)
Choral Speaking (The Story of Jonathan Brown)
Students will memorize the words of the poem ( paragraphs 3 and 4)
This will be recited in class.
Tuesday (5th and 6th Grades)
Writing - Summarizing/Paraphrasing
Read the story "Seeing Eye Dogs" In a brief paragraph, summarize the steps it takes for a puppy to become a guide dog.
Tuesday (7th and 8th Grades)
Read the story "The Two Brothers " What do the proverbs in the story mean? Paraphrase them in your own word.
Wednesday (5th to 8th Grades)
Comprehension - Cause and Effect
Using one of the following scenarios complete the graphic organizer to identify the relationship between an event and its result:
1. The earth shook for 30 minutes. The Meteorological Office reported that it measured .9 on the Richter Scale.
2. The student paid very close attention in class. She took very clear notes and asked the teacher questions. She spent hours studying and preparing for the test.
3. It rained for 3 days none stop. They had very poor drainage and some drains were not cleaned for years.
Select one and descrube at lease 4 effects.
5th Grade - Worksheet page 9 (Combining Sentences)
6th Grade - Worksheet page 12 (Locating Subject in Sentences)
7th Grade - Worksheet page 4 (Parts of Speech in Sentences)
8th Grade - Worksheet page 4 (Parts of Speech in Sentences)
Have a great week