Mrs. Swanson's Super Stars

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Weekly Specials Schedule:






Homework:


You will have daily traditional assignments plus weekly assignments to complete outside of school.


1. Reading Log and Blog:

This is a two part process.
First Semester:
Part A: You will have a time recording sheet to fill out each week. It will need to be signed by your parents and turned in on Mondays or the first day of the school week.

Here is a copy that you can down load or you can pick them up in the classroom.


Part B: You will write a summary of your week's reading using an IVF summary format. This can be written on lined paper or typed and printed.





Second Semester:
Part A: You will have a time log that will need to be filled out and signed by your parents. It is due each Monday or the first day of the week.


Part B: You will go to the "Reading Logs and Blogs" page under the reading tab and blog about your book on that page each week. There are samples of work and the grades on the blog page. Also you will find a rubric included for your blogs. You need to use an IVF summary format and include the theme of the book in your blog summary.
Here is a quick link to our literary annotations page:Reading Blog Link

*If you are out and about and need to read, I have some online reading options at the bottom of this page. Look in the Table of Contents at the top of the page or just scroll down to the bottom.

2. Traditional Nightly Work:


Each week, students will typically have spelling and math homework as well as their reading log.
Spelling homework is typically a packet which will help students in their preparation for their Friday test. Since some of the activities are about vocabulary, usage, and phonetic patterns, the grades for these will be found in Infinite Campus under the Reading subcategories "Word Identification" and "Developing Vocabulary".
Math homework: Students are to pass three math lessons each week using their log-in protocol at Think through Math Student Log In

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Students should check their grades once a week. Students should write me a note, talk to me in private, or e mail me with any questions. Parents are more than welcome to do this as well.

3. Infinite Campus Log


Click on this icon to go to the portal.
Click on this icon to go to the portal.


If needed download the app for your phone: It's free:

Apple App Store
Apple App Store

Google Play
Google Play

Special situations:

*During the year, there may be times when students are asked to report on a current event or read from a special genre. Here are some helpful links for this.
Current Event Blog

Here is a link to the "News Blog" page: News blog
Below are some feeds and links for kid friendly current events.




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      PBS NewsHour Extra


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          DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!







          6. Literary Pieces


          Here are some on line sites for getting that reading done while you are waiting for your sister to get out of her dental appointment, or "whatever". Remember, half of your reading can be done on line or with forms of literature other than chapter books.

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          Fairy Tales and Myths







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          scroll down for older children and young adult books








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          Folklore







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          ByGosh Illustrated Short Stories







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          Plus Canadian, South American and World Folklore and Tall Tales







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          Story Museum



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            Snowbird, American Indian Fairy Tales, p. 10 [1907] (Public Domain Image)






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                  Short Stories and Quizzes






                  Read these to analyze whether they have good hooks and endings.
                  Read these to analyze whether they have good hooks and endings.




                  Research Tools:


                  Diigo Research Tools
                  Use your diigo classroom to manage and share websites. Use the tools to highlight and take electronic notes anywhere on the web.
                  Use your diigo classroom to manage and share websites. Use the tools to highlight and take electronic notes anywhere on the web.


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