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This week: Knots in My Yo-Yo String

posted Sep 9, 2016, 8:43 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 8:43 AM ]
This week the Grade 6 class is reading Knots in My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli. This book is an autobiography. Mr. Spinelli writes this book telling us about how he grew from a sports-loving kid to a successful author. While Spinelli has written some books I would never recommend to anyone, he has also written a few of my favorite for young readers. Three must-read books by Jerry Spinelli are Loser, Maniac Magee, andStargirl. All are available in Happy Kids's library.

Below you will find the weekly handout sheet that your child should have brought home with her this week. On it, you will see the spelling words that will be assessed this week, our target vocabulary words, the grammar concept we will be looking at, and other useful information about the week. Please review and study at home. To help, I have also attached a slideshow of our vocabulary words this week below.

Due to the short week this week, we will not be doing a writing lesson and instead focus on the reading skill and free writing exercises. Also due this week are the first WIRSFs or Weekly Independent Reading Summary Forms that are part of the Independent Reading assignment I gave the kids for this year. These are due every Tuesday. They can be found in the classroom on this website here. Please contact me with any questions.