Friday, August 31, 2012


Happy Labor Day weekend!!!  :)

Reading - Get reading minutes totaled and signed!!!
Writing - Sentence Fluency practice page
Math - Mrs. Hayes - 1.6
            6th - 1.5 study link

Book orders due Sept. 6th
Curriculum Night Sept. 11th
Fundraising packet due Sept. 11th

Thursday, August 30, 2012

8/30 homework

Reading - HRM (Home reading minutes)
Spelling - Test tomorrow
5th - 1.5
6th - 1.6

Book orders due Sept. 6th

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

8/29 homework

Reading - Home reading minutes
Writing - Spelling due tomorrow!!!
5th - Porter - 1.4
6th - SL 1.4 and finish page 14 in journal
Other - Book orders due Sept. 6th

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8/28 homework

Reading - Record home reading minutes in planner
Spelling - 3 pages of spelling homework due Thursday
Math : 5th - SL 1.3
           6th - SL 1.3 and journal page 11
Social Studies - Geography Challgenge 1A (need text, interactive notebook and colored pencils)

Scholastic Book Orders

Here is the link for online ordering!

Monday, August 27, 2012

8/27 Homework

Reading- Start recording home reading minutes (HRM) in planner.  Everyone should have at least 80 minutes by next Monday!!

Spelling - 5th and 6th due Thursday
Math - 6th - SL 1.2 done and corrected!
            5th - SL 1.2
S.S. - We will be finishing scavenger hunt tomorrow morning for morning work! 

(Late grammar homework needs to be in on Tuesday in order to not stay in for homework club!)

Friday, August 24, 2012

8/24 homework

Today the 5th and 6th graders had a sentence fluency worksheet.  This is due on Monday.

The 6th graders should be working on the final draft of their dialogue between two characters.  This should be done on Monday.

Starting on Monday, students will need to record their reading minutes. More information about that to come!!!

Homework from the first week

Spelling will be given out on Mondays and due on Thursdays!!!  More homework information to come!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Welcome to a great school year!!

Here is a poem that I thought is very fitting for the beginning of the year!

I dreamed I stood in a studio, and watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child’s mind, and they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher – The tools she used were book, music, and art.
The other, a parent, worked with a guiding hand and a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled with touch that was careful, deft, and sure.
While the parent labored by her side and polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last their work was done, they were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed if each had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school and behind the teacher, the home.
Author Unknown

Week 1 Assignments

I hope all the students and parents survived the first mini-week back!!  Here are the assignments due on Monday:
- Students need to complete both sides of a student survey.
- 6th grade math students need to complete a math survey.
- Parents need to complete a parent survey.
- Students are asked to bring in an "about me" bag with up to five items that will help to tell the class about themselves.
- All students need a planner by Monday.  They are $3.50. Cash or check are fine.

If you have any questions, please let me know!
~Mrs. Farnsworth