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After twenty years teaching Science, History, Grammar, Reading, and Writing to teens, I have landed firmly (and with absolute glee) in Room 5! The fresh excitement of learning and the sheer joy in living is such a pleasure to see. I am over-the-moon teaching First Grade!

Friday, March 6, 2015


This is the daily homework for Mrs. Minor's classes:

Monday: Reading Log and Spelling (format for Reading Log below)
Tuesday: Reading Log and Spelling
Wednesday: Reading Log and Spelling
Thursday: Reading Log and Spelling (Spelling due & test on Lesson Friday morning)
Friday: Reading Log (due Monday or next school day)

Note: Spelling Review Lessons have 6 pages and there is no test on Friday.

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  NAME _______________________                    PERIOD ____
30 MINUTES READING PER NIGHT-50 words written

CLASS WEBSITE: www.mrsminorsclasses.blogspot.com (check here for what’s going on in our classes)

Ideas for Log Entries
: summary; personal reaction; character analysis; analysis of literary technique; what the dialogue reveals about the character’s personality; analyze cause & effect, identify idioms, analogies, metaphors, or similes; definitions of 5 new words; discuss a theme the author is advancing; analyze how the author is developing the plot; cool descriptions of setting or place; wild & crazy stuff you love about the section you read. ENJOY!!!

Title of Book ____________________ Author ___________________ # of pages ____

pages read _________

_____TUESDAY: pages read _________

_____WEDNESDAY: pages read _________

_____THURSDAY: pages read _________

_____FRIDAY: pages read _________


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12/15/14 --- 12/19/14

CLASSES RESUME Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Friday, November 14, 2014


KIDS STAYING IN CLASS NEXT WEEK WILL HAVE OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES (hint: we may get outside and do some gardening and nature hikes!)