printable classroom organizerMonday, Jan. 20: No school

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Today we went over the classroom rules. These are basically the same rules as the ones in language arts. Just make sure you’ve signed the rules for language arts and turned them in.

Next we created a manila file folder for this class. Ask your teacher for a manila file folder. Put your name on the tab of the manila folder (click on the illustration at the right to see how that would look).

Then go to the makeup work center. In boxes 1, 2, and 3, you’ll find vocabulary word cards, a reading log (journal), and a sticker sheet (with little circles on it). Put all three of these papers inside your manila file folder.

At the end of each class, the teacher or a classmate will collect everyone’s manila folder. Make sure yours has all three papers in it, and double check to make sure you put your NAME on your folder’s tab!

If you were gone when we earned a reading sticker, here’s how easy it is to make one up: just read a library book at home for 30 minutes and have your parent/guardian sign your agenda stating that you did so. It’s that simple!

Every day in this reading class we’ll create a vocabulary word card for a Treasure Island-related word that’s designated by the teacher.

Here are today’s vocabulary word:

Word Card: captain

Use the big poster that looks like the word card worksheet to guide you as you fill out your first word card entry in your worksheet. (The poster has the picture of a captain on it.)

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Every day in this reading class we’ll create a vocabulary word card for a Treasure Island-related word that’s designated by the teacher. We’ll also regularly fill out a journal entry on a question given to you by the teacher (use your reading log for this). Furthermore, most days we’ll also earn a sticker for participation in reading practice.

If you were gone when we earned a reading sticker, here’s how easy it is to make one up: just read a library book at home for 30 minutes and have your parent/guardian sign your agenda stating that you did so. It’s that simple!

Here are today’s vocabulary word and journal question:

Word Card: magistrate

Today we took a look at the cover art on the book Treasure Island. Then we filled out our first journal entry on this prompt: Based only on the cover art, predict what this book will be about.

When you do a journal entry, you need to include vocabulary words, the date, the pages read (for this one, just write “cover”), and we must copy the prompt as well as writing a journal response that fills all the lines.

Everyone checked out a Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, or Agatha Christie novel at the library today. You only have three weeks to read your mystery novel, so be sure and check one out. If you need a hall pass to go to the library, please ask for one.

Thursday, Jan. 23

If you were gone when we earned a reading sticker, here’s how easy it is to make one up: just read a library book at home for 30 minutes and have your parent/guardian sign your agenda stating that you did so. It’s that simple!

Word Card: cutlass

Journal: There was no journal writing prompt today.

Friday, Jan. 24

If you were gone when we earned a reading sticker, here’s how easy it is to make one up: just read a library book at home for 30 minutes and have your parent/guardian sign your agenda stating that you did so. It’s that simple!

Word Card: buccaneer

Journal: List the contents of the captain’s sea chest, in order of importance.

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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