Ms. Wejman

December 16th, 2011

Homework ~ Week of December 19th

December 19, 2011

This week for homework, read Onward by Dolores Johnson.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.


Did you like this story?  Write five sentences explaining why you like this story or not.

Answer the Stop and Think on page 335.  Identify an example of jargon and write five sentences of how it adds to the text.

Before reading this story, preview the story.  Write three sentences predicting what you think the purpose for reading this story will be.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 326-327 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 329.  In the chart, identify the main idea supporting it with four details from the text. Write a Place Poem. Follow the directions found on page 344.
Read the three examples of geography in poetry found on pages 342-344.  Which poem is your favorite?  Answer why it is your favorite poem in three sentences.  Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this Narrative Non-fiction story.  Your letter must have at least five sentences.


December 16th, 2011

Week of December 19th~ Peek at the Week

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of December 19th-23rd

Reader’s Workshop

As the students are reading, they will be identifying the main idea of the text.  They will support the main idea with specific text details.

Writer’s Workshop

Persuasive essays are due on Friday, December 23rd.  Mini-lessons will focus on writing details to support the conclusion and writing a conclusion.

Social Studies

The Africa geography test will be this week (Tuesday-503 and Wednesday-512).  The students will also begin learning about the concepts presented in Chapter 5.  As the students are learning about theIndusValley, they will use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the eastern and western sections ofMohenjo-Daro.


The scripts for the musical will be finalized.  Students will begin to read for parts and practice for their specific parts in the play.

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be distributed on Monday, December 19th.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding your child’s progress in the second quarter.