May 21

May 21-25

We made it! It is the last week of school!

MONDAY – most students will be gone on the band field trip to Six Flags; various activities planned for remaining students

TUESDAY – half day for students

WEDNESDAY – half day and LAST DAY for students; Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m.

THURSDAY – teacher work day

FRIDAY – teacher work day

It is such blessing to work in a school district such as White Oak. We are blessed with great students, supportive parents, wonderful administrators, and caring teachers. I wish each of you a wonderful summer break!

April 13

April 16-20

IMPORTANT: Each student needs a poster board! The size doesn’t matter as long as all of their requirements will fit. (Students have received the poster requirements).

Students will continue researching their chosen author using a variety of sources. They will also begin working on their posters in class, but SOME of it will likely have to be done at home.

Posters will be presented Friday via a video posted to FlipGrid!

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April 13

April 9-13

MONDAY – go over 2017 test questions; strategies and reminders; pep talk!

TUESDAY – STAAR Writing Test

WEDNESDAY – …Exhale! DEAR Time (Drop Everything And Read) / movie

THURSDAY – Kick off Author Research Project

FRIDAY – sign up for chosen author; begin research

April 2

April 2-6

Quote of the Week: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

MONDAY :; play the challenge! *Good luck to all of our track meet participants!

TUESDAY: Library Day

WEDNESDAY: expository writing centers; students will use essays that received 4s

THURSDAY: STAAR revising & editing practice

FRIDAY: STAAR revising & editing practice



March 27

March 26-30

Quote of the week: “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

This week we are writing another expository essay. Last week, students revisited a prompt we had earlier in the school year. This week, students will apply new skills they’ve gained to writing their drafts, revising, editing, and publishing.


March 19

March 19-23

Quote of the Week: “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” -Walt Disney

I hope all my students have enjoyed their extra day off while their teachers are all busy preparing for the upcoming weeks!

We will spend much of our time this week reviewing and practicing revising and editing skills in preparation for the upcoming STAAR Writing Test which students will take on April 10.

March 5

March 5-9

Quote of the Week: “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

MONDAY – revising & editing practice; sentence stalking

TUESDAY – elaboration using How & Why CAFE on essays from last week

WEDNESDAY – Smiley Face Tricks elaboration & voice techniques

THURSDAY – revising & editing practice

FRIDAY – final drafts typed in Google Doc and put in writing portfolios, then pasted in for feedback and further review

February 26

February 26-March 2

Quote of the Week: “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C. S. Lewis

MONDAY – word work to build vocabulary to increase comprehensions and improve the clarity of our writing; pre-AP also has article of the week


WEDNESDAY – library to check out books and read; EARLY RELEASE for students

THURSDAY – revising & editing practice

FRIDAY – all assignments due