Only nothing is EVER the same in 6th grade!!!
I'm excited to say that I tried a revamp of reading homework, and so far I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Instead of having the reading task AND the worksheet each night, your student is only required to READ THE PASSAGE ---- please, please, please make sure they read! Then we have flipped the homework worksheet to be more of a "bellringer" activity at the start of class! Less paperwork for the kids at night, better discussion for the class during school, and ultimately more learning - I'm happy with what's been going on with that so far! I hope that this alleviates some stress at home and hopefully will ease up the low grades because of missing reading assignments. It's only day 2, but already I feel happier with how class time is being used!
You student may have mentioned to you that I just assigned a pretty large, pretty important, pretty FUN reading project! As we wrap up our novel study of The Lightning Thief, kids will start creating their board games - games based on the book, and full of questions about the plot, setting, characters, and vocab that we have studied during this unit. This is one of my favorite projects ever! (In fact, I love it so much that we do it again for Harry Potter but with different requirements! Last year's class really enjoyed it, too!)
This project is due DECEMBER 15, which is the Friday before Christmas break starts. This way we will have four solid days to spend playing our games before we leave for the holidays! Kids will have some work time during class, but some of the project will need to be completed at home, as well. Ask your student if he or she is working independently or with a team - either was acceptable and I let them choose what they preferred!
Reading the first 9 pages of chapter 17 in LT
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