Discover D.C.!

WSJoin WorldStrides for an exciting trip to Washington, D.C., and you’ll see history come to life! Walk the hallways of the Capitol where current and past politicians have changed the world, lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns, and explore the amazing exhibits of the Smithsonian Museums. This adventure will be so much more than a typical history field trip! Your WorldStrides educational tour in Washington, D.C., is designed to enhance social studies curriculum. Students will gain a deeper understanding of our history, consider the consequences of politicians’ choices, and discover the American story. -From the WorldStrides web page

On Friday I sent home some important information with the students about the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C.!

If you or your student want to hear more about this, please attend the meeting at CMS Tuesday night. The meeting will begin at 6:00. For more information, please contact Mrs. Jennings at the middle school.

Reading Learning Logs are due Friday. Make sure to finish all of the open responses that we started in class. There will be a reading comprehension test Friday, February 5th.

This Week’s Important Information

schoolbooksAll Reading Learning Logs should be completed by Wednesday. The Learning Logs will be taken up for a grade. There will be a Reading Comprehension Test on Wednesday, January 20th.

These are the standards that will be covered on this test:

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

Don’t forget the January Poetry Project!



Learning Log Information / January Poetry Project

Students will receive a new packet on Monday. I like to call these packets Learning Logs. This packet must be brought to class each and every day. The Learning Log contains both classwork and homework assignments. Important information, academic vocabulary words, and upcoming test dates can be found in the Learning Log. These packets should be completed and ready to be turned in on Wednesday, January 20th. It is the student’s responsibilty to keep up with his or her Learning Log.

The next reading comprehension test will be Wednesday, January 20th.

This is the front page of the Learning Log. Please be sure to read over this. It has very important information listed on the very first page!


Don’t forget your January Poetry Project!