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Teacher Renee Grady - Sixth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Team 6B -
Renee' Grady (ELA)
Jackie Brendlinger (Math)
Rebecca Schumacher (Science)
Karissa Fletcher (ELA)
Carolyn LeGrande (Math)
Pam Swierczewski (Social Studies)

My Schedule:
Ist Hour- ELA Block 1-2
2nd Hour- ELA Block 1-2
3rd Hour- ELA Block 3-4
4th Hour- ELA Block 3-4
5th Hour- Lunch
6th Hour- ELA Block 6-7
7th Hour -ELA Block 6-7
8th Hour- ENCORE/ PLC
9th Hour- ENCORE/Plan

Drama Club Coach
National Junior Honor Society Adviser
Letters to Santa Coordinator

Together Everyone Achieves More!

Dear HCMS 6th Grade Parents & Students,
Welcome to Hickory Creek Middle School! 2017-2018 promises to be another amazing year.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
September18, 2017
Book Talk #1 Due no later than Sept. 19th
Please make an appointment with Mrs. Raynes (librarian) or Myself so we can complete the remaining ones.
Read 20 minutes daily.

ELA:
In class:
1) Wonder
Discussion Topics: Why did the author include that chapter? Why is it significant to Auggie's storyline?

Discussion #2: Chapter Titles: Do some of R.J. Palacio's chapter titles have multiple meanings? "Locked"
"Lamb to the Slaughter" - Figurative Language

Homework: Mr. Brown's Precepts
Due Wednesday. Find a precept or quote that means something to you. Words or reminders that inspire you to be your best. Use the many websites available online to look through quotes. Is there a goal you wish to reach? Make sure you write down your quote and who said it.

HEADPHONES: Bring headphones to class on Tuesday so I can check that you are ready for the Wed./Thursday Fast Bridge testing


Tuesday
September 19, 2017

Read your Rebecca Caudill Book for at least 20 minutes a night. You should be ready to begin book #2.

In class:
Notice & Note Strategies while reading:
Memory Moment; Tough questions: Again and Again; Contrasts & Contradictions

Read Chapters:
Ch "One to Ten" (pg 54-56) - Book noted Notice & Note signposts which applied; Noted use of Simile & Hyperbole; Answered the question? "What Surprised Me?"

Ch "Padawan" (pgs 57-60) Book noted Notice & Note Signposts; Discussed "Tough Question" and what it revealed about Auggie's conflict

Ch "Wake Me Up When September Ends" (61-62) Discussed what was the purpose of the chapter & why it was important to Auggie's story.

Ch "Jack Will" (63-64) Discussed Chapter purpose. What does it reveal to the reader about Auggie and Jack's friendship?

Homework: Make sure you have your precept for Wednesday written out and who you are quoting.


Wednesday
September 20, 2017

ELA::

Thursday
September 21, 2017
ELA: Essential question, "How do form and shape our identities?"
In class:


Friday
September 22, 2017


 
 

Downloads List

Literature- 1963 Collage Project Packet [1/18/2012]

 
 

Cool Links

"SmartHistory" Art History Paleolithic - Present. Free site
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2018 Rebecca Caudill Illinois Book Award
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Ancient Clovis Discoveries
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Ancient Greece Acropolis Virtual Tour
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British Museum- Ancient Greece
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British Museum- Mesopotamia
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Chavet Cave Paintings: National Geographic
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Khan Academy - Free Math, Art, History Tutorials
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Lascaux Caves in France: Virtual Tour of Paleolithic Art
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Life Magazine Archive 1935-1972 - Google Books
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Mummification Process- University of Chicago
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Otzi: The Iceman of the Alps
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Scholastic Scope Online (hcmsELA6th)
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The Decorah, Iowa live Eagle Nest Cam
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Theban Mapping Project (Ancient Egypt) (Valley of the Kings)
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Tyrol Museum of Achaeology in Italy: Otzi's home
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World Book
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