Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Blog

Hi friends! Due to some technical problems, I've made a new blog to replace this one. The blog's address is http://wrtitingwithmrsrussell.blogspot.com . Head on over and check it out!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Let's get to know each other!

We have learned that an autobiography is a written work where the author write about himself. After comparing and contrasting the attributes of autobiographies and biographies, Mrs. Russell shared her autobiography with the students. Now, she would like to learn more about them! Each student has completed an outline to organize their ideas for their own autobiography and is now working on writing an essay from that outline. Handwritten or typed autobiographies are due Wednesday, August 11th.


This week we are focusing on nouns in Language Arts. Things to remember...
-A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
-Remember to look for noun markers (a, an, and the) which can help you identify nouns that are close by.
-Nouns can be common (general and nonspecific, like "cat") or proper (specific and begin with a capital letter, like "Mrs. Russell").
-Nouns are either concrete (can be sensed by the five senses, like "flower") or abstract (can't be sensed, like "love").

*We will have a noun quiz this Friday, 8/13/10.

Unit 1 Lesson 1 Spelling Words

Week of August 9th

cancel, travel, castle, salad
catalog, cabinet, blanket, tractor
magnet, cabin, palace, glance
paddle, sang, shampoo, accident
activity, classroom, absent, ballot

Spelling Test - Thursday, August 12th

Can you use at least two of these words in a sentence?

Hi, my name is...

Introduce yourself to your classmates. You might want to include your age, favorite subjects, hobbies, and any other background information that is interesting. We are going to have a great year getting to know each other! Let's get started now.


Hi Parents and Students! Welcome to our website! Feel free to take a look around. You can check out the week's spelling words, important information and dates, and pictures of the students. I will be updating it as things are added to our schedule. I am excited about this year and am confident that all of the students will excel! -Mrs. Russell "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't - you're right." -Henry Ford