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Letter from Mrs. Dawa: Goodbye 6th Grade! Hello Future Endeavors!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to write to say “Thank you!” to my students for all of their hard work in Language Arts during this time of online curriculum and for the entire school year.  In addition, I wanted to also say "Thank you!" to all of the parents and guardians out there! This was a challenge for all of us, and I truly appreciate your efforts in helping to support your children during this time. Wow! This was quite an adventure to say the least.

To my students...

I have really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you this year.  I’m so sorry that we didn’t get to have an official goodbye, but I hope that you will swing by for a chat next year. 

Please be sure to check Aeries today to ensure that you have submitted all of your work, and if you haven’t please email me at dawak@pvpusd.net to let me know when they have been submitted.  Thank you so much.

This is the end of your journey in 6th grade; now you will be off on a whole new adventure!  I wish you all the best in 7th grade and in all of your future endeavors.  Know that you will always have a cheerleader here at Miraleste Intermediate School rooting for your happiness and success.

Take care of yourselves and have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely, Mrs. Dawa

Week #10 ~ #11 Schedule 5/26 ~ 6/5 (Last 2 Weeks of School)

Week #10 ~ #11 Schedule (Last 2 Weeks of School)

Watch Video #10 Final Video: Last 2 Weeks of School

 

Tuesday/Wednesday, 5/26~5/27


Teams #10 Kindness Challenge and Paragraph (5 points) due Wednesday 5/27

How can you spread happiness during this quarantine? Think about and describe someone special to you. Ask yourself what you could do for that person and how your actions might bring happiness to his or her life. Finally, write a detailed paragraph describing the person and your plan to spread happiness in his or her direction.  When you are finished, be sure to follow your plan! =)

Thursday/Friday, 5/28~5/29

Thank You Note
Write a thank you note to someone who has helped or inspired you. Tell that person what he or she has done for you and why you are grateful. Do not turn in your letter to me. Instead, mail or email it to the person.

Monday/Tuesday, 6/1~6/2

Teams #11 Ten Qualities/Memories of Miraleste (5 points) due Tuesday, 6/2
Make a list of ten qualities you like, events you remember fondly, and things you miss or will miss about being a 6th grader at Miraleste Intermediate School. Please focus on the positives!

Wednesday/Thursday, 6/3~6/4 (Last Assignment for Trimester 3)

Teams #12 Looking Forward to Next Year Paragraph (5 points) due Thursday, 6/4
Write a detailed paragraph discussing your feelings about next year. What are you looking forward to in 7th Grade? What do you think school will look like after the quarantine? How do you predict things will be different?

Friday, 6/5
Free Reading/Make-up Work Day

The last day to turn in work for Trimester 3 is Friday, 6/5

No school on Monday!

No school on Monday! It will be Memorial Day. Enjoy your three-day weekend! =)

Week #8 and Week #9 Schedule 5/11 ~ 5/22 Interview Project (2 Weeks) 15 points

Hi there.  Here is the schedule for the next 2 weeks.  Note that there will only one video lesson during this time: Video #9 Explanation of Interview Project (found on the "Posts" page in Teams).

Interview Regarding Interesting Event: Questions, Answers and Summary Project (15 points)

Week 1

Monday-Tuesday, 5/11 ~ 5/12

  1. Watch Video #9 Explanation of Interview Project.

  2. Choose someone that you would like to interview regarding an interesting part or event in his or her life.  You can ask anyone about any story that they wish to share (Grandparents, Parents, Siblings, Extended Family, Friends, etc.).

  3. TEAMS #7 Ten Interview Questions: Type 10 interview questions that plan on asking the person that you are going to interview. If you find this difficult, feel free to talk to the person a little bit before the interview to get an idea of which questions would be appropriate. Also, when thinking of questions, keep in mind the 6 Journalistic Question Words: Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? (5 points) *Due Tuesday, 5/12

Wednesday-Thursday, 5/13 ~ 5/14

  1. Conduct the interview with the person. Take notes and write down their answers to the 10 questions (rough draft).  Don’t submit this part, yet.

Friday, 5/15 Free Reading Day/Catch-up on Missing Work Day

Week 2

Monday-Tuesday, 5/18 ~ 5/19

  1. Teams #8 Answers to Ten Interview Questions: Take your rough draft notes and type the answers to the 10 interview questions into TEAMS and submit. Please use complete sentences (5 points) *Due Tuesday, 5/19

Wednesday-Thursday, 5/20 ~ 5/21

  1. Teams #9 Summary of the Event: Type a 2-3 (indented) paragraph description of the interesting event that took place in the person’s life. Don’t forget to include a grabbing lead, detailed paragraphs and a closing sentence at the end (5 points). (5 points) *Due Thursday, 5/21

Friday, 5/22 Free Reading Day/Catch-up on Missing Work Day

 

Please spend today and tomorrow working on submitting missing work

*****  There is a lot of missing work from over the last couple of weeks; therefore, I have decided not to assign additional work today for Wednesday, 5/6- Thursday, 5/7.  Please spend today and tomorrow making up any missing work that you have not completed.  If you are done with everything, then please spend the next couple of days choosing and reading a good novel!  =)

 

 

 

Here is the complete list of assignments so far during our online curriculum:

Complete List of Assignments during School Closure for LA6 (through May 8th)

 

From Study Sync textbook "McGraw Hill" (in school portal)
1. SS#1 First read "Celebrities as Heroes"
2. SS#2  Arguments and Claims
3. SS#5 Close read "Celebrities as Heroes"
4. SS#4 Teenage Heroes Blast

5. SS#5 First read “Lightening Thief”

6. SS#6 Staying Power Blast

From "Teams" (in school portal)
7. Teams#1 Two paragraph description of his experience during Online Learning 
8. FW#11 Freedom Walker's Summary with Vocabulary Words
9. Teams #2 Theme and Tone activity
10. Teams #3 Identifying Pronouns 
11. Teams #4 Tri. 3 Book Report

      Teams #5 Point of View (not submitted)

12. Teams #6 Collaborative Discussion Paragraph

Week #7 LA6 Online Instruction and Assignments 5/4 ~ 5/8

 

Updated Week 7 Schedule 5/4/20 ~ 5/8/20

Monday ~Tuesday, 5/4/20 ~ 5/5/20 Video #8 Explanation and Assignment Study Sync #6 "Staying Power Blast" to be submitted in Study Sync.

First, view Video #8 Explanation of Blast: Staying Power Assignment.

Log in to your school portal, and click on “McGraw Hill,” and then “Launch” your Study Sync textbook. Click on the assignment titled “Blast: Staying Power.”  Read the article and type your blast.  Submit the blast in Study Sync, and then score and comment on at least 15 of your classmates’ blasts.

Wednesday ~ Thursday, 5/6/20 ~ 5/7/20

Make-up Work Day!!  There is a lot of missing work from over the last couple of weeks; therefore, I have decided not to assign additional work today for 5/6-5/7.  Please spend today and tomorrow making up any missing work that you have not completed.  If you are done with everything, then please spend the next couple of days choosing and reading a good novel! =)

Friday, 5/8/20 

Free Reading Day! Spend 30 minutes reading a novel of your choice!

 

 

 

 

 
 


Week #6 LA6 Online Instruction and Assignments 4/27 ~ 5/1

Week #6 LA6 Online Instruction and Assignments 4/27 ~ 5/1

 

Monday, 4/27/20

Finish TEAMS#5 Video/Activity if you did not finish on Friday.  Remember that this is not a submitted assignment; it is an activity (see TEAMS for Video #5). There isn’t a written component.

 

Tuesday-Wednesday, 4/28/20 ~ 4/29/20 TEAMS #6 Video Lesson and Assignment to be submitted in TEAMS.

Watch Video#6 in Teams.

Then, log in to your school portal, and click on “McGraw Hill” and then “Launch” your Study Sync textbook.  Click the assignment titled “First Read: The Lightning Thief.”  Click “1. Intro” tab and watch the introduction video. Then, click the “3. Study Sync TV” tab and watch how the teacher and students have a collaborative discussion regarding the novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

When finished, open TEAMS and find the assignment TEAMS#6 Study Sync First Read: The Lightning Thief (Part 1): Collaborative Discussion Paragraph.

Assignment:

Write one indented paragraph explaining what you feel are the qualities of a good collaborative discussion.  What positive behaviors do you see in the video specifically, and why is this a good example of how to have a positive discussion with your peers?  Summarize parts of the video and discuss your own personal experience working in groups as evidence in your paragraph.

Please "turn in" assignment in TEAMS.

Thursday-Friday, 4/30/20 ~ 5/1/20 TEAMS:

Video #7  and Assignment: Study Sync #5 First Read: The Lightning Thief (Part 2)

First, watch Video #7 found on the “Posts” page in TEAMS.

Log in to your school portal, and click on “McGraw Hill” and then “Launch” your Study Sync textbook.  Click the assignment titled “First Read: The Lightning Thief.”  Click the “Read” tab. As we have done many times before, please read the excerpt, and define the boldfaced vocabulary words in the text using the context clues to figure out the meanings (click each word to select it and it will say “Highlight”.  Type the definition into the box and then click “create note”).  When you are done, check the words in the dictionary and edit as needed. 

Finally, answer the “Think” Questions 1-3 using the ACE (answer, cite evidence, explain) method with quotes from the text (3-5 sentences each).  Finally, click “submit” to turn in the assignment in Study Sync. 

Special Note: Please email or message me in TEAMS if you turn in late work.

Hello, Everyone!
Special Note: Please email or message me in TEAMS if you turn in late work to Study Sync.  Study Sync does not send me a message when you turn in late work; therefore, to ensure that you get credit for late work, please be sure to let me know when it has been submitted.  Thank you so much.

TEAMS# 5 Assignment: Point of View

First, view TEAMS#5 Video Lesson: Point of View (found in TEAMS).  Then complete the following activity.

 

TEAMS#5 Assignment: Description Using First, Second and Third Person Point of View

This is not a written turned in assignment; it is a practice activity that will not be submitted.

  1. Think of one exciting or interesting event that has happened in your life. 

  2. Find someone that will listen to you tell your story (person, animal (stuffed or real), or even yourself in the mirror).

  3. Tell the story 3 times.  First, tell it using the first person point of view (I, me, my, etc.).  Then, tell it using the second person point of view (you, your, yours).  Lastly, tell it using the third person point of view (he, she, it, they, them, etc).

Updated Week #5 LA6 Online Learning Assignments 4/20 ~ 4/27

Updated: Week #5 LA6 Online Learning Assignments 4/20 ~ 4/27
 
 
Monday-Thursday: Continue working on TEAMS #4 Trimester 3 Book Report: Summary with Underlined Plot Words (15 points) (see handout for directions) due in TEAMS by Thursday, 4/23.
 
 
Friday-Monday View Video Lesson #5: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Person Point of View and Complete the TEAMS #5 Point of View activity.
 
 
 

Complete List of Assignments during School Closure for LA6 (through April 23rd)

Complete List of Assignments that have been assigned during School Closure for LA6 (through April 23rd)
 
From Study Sync textbook "McGraw Hill" (in school portal)
1. First read "Celebrities as Heroes"
2. Arguments and Claims
3. Close read "Celebrities as Heroes"
4. Teenage Heroes blast

From "Teams" (in school portal)
5. Teams#1 Two paragraph description of his experience during Online Learning 
6. FW#11 Freedom Walker's Summary with Vocabulary Words
7. Teams#2 Theme and Tone activity
8. Teams#3 Identifying Pronouns 
9. Teams#4 Tri. 3 Book Report

Week #4 LA6 Online Learning Assignments 4/13 ~ 4/17

Week #4 LA6 Online Learning Assignments

 

Monday/Tuesday:

View Video #3 “Pronouns” and complete TEAMS#3 Identifying Pronouns Activity due Tuesday, 4/14.

Wednesday/Thursday:

View Video #4 “Directions for Newbery Award Book Report.” Then, work on the book report. It is due Thursday, April 23rd.

Friday: Continue working on Newbery Award Book Report due Thursday, April 23rd.

 

Week#3 Online Learning Assignments

 
Monday/Tuesday:
View Video Lesson #1 regarding how to use TEAMS and directions for completing the first assignment: TEAMS #1 Experience During Time Spent at Home.
Due Tuesday, 4/7.
 
Wednesday/Thursday:
View Video Lesson #2  Tone and Theme (posted in TEAMS in your school portal) and complete the second assignment: TEAMS #2 Tone and Theme.
Due Thursday, 4/9
 
Friday: Free Reading Day: Once you have finished reading your Newbery novel, feel free to read any novel that you enjoy.
 
Be sure to submit FW#11 Summary of Freedom Walkers (Using and Underlining the 20 Vocabulary Words) by Friday, April 10th, either in TEAMS, sharing it with Word in Office 365 or taking a picture and emailing it.