Monday, 11-20

  • Today, students continued reading the text, “Becky Returns” and comparing and contrasting two characters from the story.
  • Students also looked at vocabulary from the text and determined the meaning of words and phrases.
  • Students also worked on writing the early life paragraph of their magazine project main article. They looked at what makes a great topic sentence, as well as supporting detail sentences and a closing sentence.


Thursday 11-16

HW: Finish Unit 3 Test

Please make sure you are taking the test on chrome. Safari will not work with benchmark tests. Select the Unit 3 Test option. Remember to allow pop-ups!

**Specific Directions:

#4.) Question is confusing. Answer: yes, no, yes, no, no, yes

#13.) We have not learned this rule. Answer is B.

#18.) Please write 3-4 of your best, complete sentences to write an informative paragraph to complete your answer. Extra points will not be rewarded for writing more than this.

Today, students began class with a little silent reading time. Next, we reviewed the questions that they would be seeing on the test to see if there were any specific questions about the test.

Isabelle H. also presented her service learning presentation in block two about her book donation project.

Next, students began the test. Many students completed the test in class. Some students will finish the test at home for homework tonight.

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Have a nice evening.

Wednesday 11-15

No homework tonight!

Today, students compared and contrasted two author’s perspectives from different sources by using a close reading prompt.

Then, students presented for service learning! They did a fantastic job today.

Owen presented about his fundraiser to help raise money for the Mayo Clinic.

Vivien presented about building cat shelters for the humane society.

Sava presented about a cleanup project he did with his family.

Porter presented a project about building a bench for a local food shelf.

Jonah and Hazel did project with Feed My Starving Children.

Henry H. did a project where he planted trees.

Jack M. did a project cleaning up the creek.

Well done to all students who presented today!

We also visited the media center!

Have a wonderful evening!

Tuesday 11-14

HW 11-14

Today, students did a close reading assignment that investigated a line graph.


Students also practiced combining sentences using a contraction and a comma.

Finally, students set up a google doc. that they will be using to write their magazine article draft.

Monday, November 13th

HW 11-13

Today, students did a close reading assignment and they were looking at sources and the effect that has on an argument.

Students also looked at the le-syllable pattern.

Students also finished the majority of the online research for their magazine project by looking at the lasting impact of their person.

Have a wonderful evening!

Thursday 11-9

HW: HW 11-9

Today, students found the main idea in a new text in their workbook in class. They also answered questions about the text.

Next, students continued work on their magazine project. Students should be close to finishing up the early life information for their person. Today, students focused on cause and effect information for their person.

Students had time to research the cause and effect questions in class.

Wednesday 11-8

HW: Finish online assessment if needed: Unit 3 Quiz 2 11-8. Students can access this by going to and logging into their Benchmark accounts.

Class started out today with service learning presentations.

Julian talked about his service volunteering at a soup kitchen.

Graham talked about his garbage pick up project

Ollie shared about working with United Heroes League to collect sports equipment for families in need.

Next, students learned about simple and complex sentences.

Finally, students took an online quiz reviewing their recent skills in Unit 3 from their curriculum. Students did a great job of focusing in the computer lab. This quiz was quite a bit harder than the last quiz, so tomorrow we will be talking about scores and what was tricky about this quiz.

Have a wonderful evening.

Tuesday 11-7

HW: HW 11-7

Today, students looked at two texts for information that helped them understand the concepts more clearly.

Students also began researching the early life of the person they are researching for the magazine project.

Tomorrow, students will be taking a short assessment on their work for Unit 3.

Have a great night!