Friday, April 14, 2017

Spy Kids - Life Science

PSRs have been checked and returned.  Please check to see if yours was approved. If it was, print it out along with your evidence to put in your portfolio so that I can sign off on it for you next week.

If it was not approved, please make changes suggested in comments in your PSR and resubmit it. Once your PSR is approved, please follow the instructions above.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017


End-of-year conferences are coming up in a few weeks! Emails have been sent for sign-ups, but it can also be found here, Morrow End-of-Year Conference Sign-up.

Use the links below to help you prepare for your conference:

Spy Kids (Life Science)

POLs are scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 & 19.  The schedule for presentations can be found here: Spring 2017 POL Schedule

Important Due Dates

  • Thursday, April 13                        PSR #1 & #2
  • Friday, April 14                             Biopoem
  • Friday, April 14                             Bacteria Lab Report

Language Arts

Please use the link below to access the calendar (also in Google Classroom) to help you see what will be happening in class as well as important due dates.

Remember that you need to get a poster board or tri-fold board to put all book reports, bio, style paper, list of authors work, author pic, etc. on for your author study presentation.

Important Due Dates
      • Thursday, April 13                           Author biography
      • Thursday, April 20                            PSR #2
      • Friday, April 21                                Author style paper
      • Friday, April 21                                Book report #3
      • Tuesday, April 25                             Author study poster/tri-fold
      • Thursday, April 28                           Final 6 polished poems

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Language Arts

You should be finishing up researching your persuasive topics and beginning to organize your notes into an outline.  Remember to use the documents posted on Google classroom to help you with your outline.  We will be spending the rest of the week working on outlines and beginning to draft your persuasive essay.  

As a friendly reminder, here are the persuasive due dates (also on classroom):

Wednesday, January 18 Working outline of essay

Wednesday, January 25 Rough draft complete

Wednesday, February 1 Polished copy of essay due

Spy Kids (Science)

We are off to a great start this semester! We will continue covering body systems this week as we study the ocular systems and...dissect a cow eye!  I will also introduce the LTP in class this week so that you may begin working on that as well.


You should be getting prepared for mid-year conferences, which begin this Friday, January 20 for my Co-op.  Remember to use the MID-YEAR REQUIREMENTS document to help you prepare.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year! 

Language Arts

Welcome back! I hope you had a nice, relaxing break and that you are ready to get 2017 going! As we come back from break, we will be beginning our persuasive writing unit.  Persuasive writing plays a significant role in the world.  Want something changed? Think something isn't right? Need people's support for something? Well, persuasive writing and speaking is how you begin that process.

You will have 2 projects to complete in this unit: a persuasive essay and a group created and produced persuasive advertising commercial.  These projects will be introduced in more detail in class and posted in Google Classroom.

I'm looking forward to finishing out 2nd trimester with you all before we change to Seminar as we learn the techniques and tricks that make good persuasive writing.


Welcome back! As we reach the middle of the school year, we will be having our mid-year conferences.  Conferences begin the week of January 23.  Please use the following link to see the requirements for your mid-year conference.  Please let me know how I can help you! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


You will be researching ancient Greece to create your newspaper stories this week in class.  Your ancient Africa/Egypt quiz is on Thursday.  Be sure to study the notes given in class.

ADI #2 is Friday, October 28 as we head to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to explore Egyptian mummies, Botswana Africa, and Australia.  Remember to bring a SACK LUNCH for the trip.  BACKPACKS SHOULD BE LEFT AT SCHOOL!