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Link for burrowing owl video:


Website for on-line version of Hoot:


Friday, May 1, 2020-


Rabbit, Rabbit!  Happy May 1st!

There are two somewhat large activities to complete today, and both are posted as Forms on Assignments on your Teams.  The first covers chapters 4-6 of Hoot (including a video on burrowing owls) and the second summarizes Vocabulary Unit 13.  Let me know if you discover any problems with either assignment.  Please try to work on both so that you have a carefree weekend.  My suggestion is to complete the "Hoot" assignment first if you need to prioritize.  If you need to test on "Read 'N Quiz" you may use the monitor code N5584 until 4:00 today.  Happy Friday!!



Thursday, April 30, 2020


Join us during your class Zoom meeting for "Poem in Your Pocket Day"!  Bring a poem to share. Class 6-1 will meet at 10:00, Class 6-2 at 11:00 and Class 6-3 at 1:00.  Log-in info. can be found on Teams.  If time, we will also go over the Unit 13 complete the sentence activity.  Also, an activity "Form" covering Hoot chapters 4 through 6 is ready for you on Teams.  See you soon!


Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Please complete the vocabulary "complete the sentence" activity for Unit 13.  We will go over the answers in tomorrow's Zoom meeting.  Also, please find your poem to share for tomorrow's "Poem in Your Pocket" activity.  Details can be found on your "Teams" assignment page.  I am still waiting for some of your research pieces- please submit!  Finally, continue reading Hoot-- questions for chapters 4-6 will be posted later today on "Teams" if you would like to get started.  Have a good day!



Tuesday, April 28, 2020-


Please complete the "50/50" activity for Vocabulary Unit 13 (p. 169-170: 1-25).  We will go over it during a short Zoom class meeting.  See Teams for log-in information.  We will also discuss Hoot, your research pieces and prepare for "Poem In Your Pocket Day".  You should be continuing to read Hoot.


Monday, April 27, 2020


Good Morning Readers & Writers!


We have a busy week ahead.  Please use today to complete and submit your second research piece and, if you still need to, complete your questions (Forms) on the first three chapters of Hoot.


Please complete vocabulary work for Unit 13 and read chapters 4 through 6 of Hoot.  We will have a short Zoom meeting on Tuesday to go over the "50/50" vocabulary activity and discuss Hoot.  


Thursday, April 30, is national "Poem in Your Pocket Day" which we will celebrate with a longer Zoom meeting.  I will give you information on how to prepare- stay tuned!  I will continue to add daily notes to this page as well as posting assignments on Teams.  See you soon!


                                                   ~Mrs. Motzenbecker


Monday, April 20, 2020


Good Morning Readers & Writers!


Welcome back to  "at home learning".  I hope that you enjoyed a fun and healthy spring break.


This week we will begin a new novel unit together, draft our second research piece and work on Unit 13 vocabulary.


Today, please begin by writing.  You will find a choice of four writing prompts on our "Teams" site.  Please submit your writing piece via MS365 sharing.  We will also share our writing in a "Zoom" class meeting tomorrow.

Also, please complete the definitions (p. 166-168) and synonym activity (p. 170) for Vocabulary Unit 13.  I will provide asnwers tomorrow and introduce our novel to you.  Wednesday is Earth Day!  Do you have any ideas for how we can celebrate?  I am missing you all and look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


                                                   ~Mrs. Motzenbecker


Friday, April 24, 2020


Happy Friday!  I hope that you were able to read the first three chapters of Hoot and that you are enjoying it so far.  On Teams, you will find a quiz on these three chapters- 10 questions- complete sentences- except for #10 which is a "freebie".  Use the text to answer the questions.  Also, I look forward to reading your second research piece.  Thanks, everyone!  Have a good weekend!


Thursday, April 23, 2020


Good Morning!  Please read the article "What Do Zoos Do?" on and complete the questions.  Also, please complete the "50/50" vocabulary activity for Unit 13.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Happy Earth Day!  Have you begun reading Hoot?  Please complete the first three chapters in preparation for a quiz ("open book") on Friday.  The book link is at the bottom of this page.  Also, your second research draft is due on Monday (April 27).  Finally, Class 6-2- see info. for Zoom "re-do" on Teams.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Zoom meetings today!  Class 6-1 will meet at 10:00, Class 6-2 will meet at 11:00 and Class 6-3 will meet at 1:00.  Please check "Teams" for log-in information.  Bring your vocabulary book and yesterday's writing piece to the meeting.  We will begin to read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. You may find the entire text of this novel on  Please read the first three chapters (up to page 15 on the on-line text) by Friday in preparation for a quiz.  See you soon!