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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

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.

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

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.

September 20, 2017


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

September 22, 2017


Downloads List

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


Cool Links

"SmartHistory" Art History Paleolithic - Present. Free site

2018 Rebecca Caudill Illinois Book Award

Ancient Clovis Discoveries

Ancient Greece Acropolis Virtual Tour

British Museum- Ancient Greece

British Museum- Mesopotamia

Chavet Cave Paintings: National Geographic

Khan Academy - Free Math, Art, History Tutorials

Lascaux Caves in France: Virtual Tour of Paleolithic Art

Life Magazine Archive 1935-1972 - Google Books

Mummification Process- University of Chicago

Otzi: The Iceman of the Alps

Scholastic Scope Online (hcmsELA6th)

The Decorah, Iowa live Eagle Nest Cam

Theban Mapping Project (Ancient Egypt) (Valley of the Kings)

Tyrol Museum of Achaeology in Italy: Otzi's home

World Book

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