Friday, October 12, 2018

The Week of October 15, 2018


By Robert Frost 

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

This beautiful October week will bring many opportunities for fun and learning in the classroom!  Social studies lessons will focus upon the structure of the United States Federal government, the causes of WWII, and Latin America country profiles.  Our novel studies will continue with a focus on making personal connections to the text you are reading.  Please be sure to complete your lesson follow-up work in a timely manner.  As always, you will have your weekly NewsELA current event and activities to complete.  

Please study the following word-study lists for a quiz this Friday:

Circle group:

-less: affectionless, ceaseless, merciless, relentless, weightless

-ness: abruptness, fierceness, stubbornness, loneliness, queasiness

Triangle group:

Long a (ai):  refrain, stain, faint, waist, snail, claim

Long a (ay):  gray, splay, relay, always, pray

Square group:

Closed Compound Words: waterproof, tombstone, battleship, woodshed, skateboard

Open Compound Words: barbed wire, dead end, hay fever, post office, blood pressure

There are three other happenings this week:

-Monday is the rescheduled fall picture day.  Feel free to dress up!
-Friday is the PTA Fall Festival!  Please join in the autumn fun in the school yard!
-Mr. Trent's homeroom conferences continue this week.  Please contact me ASAP if you need to reschedule for any reason.  

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent

Monday, October 15th

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