Fourth and Fifth Grade Reading Program 2014-2015

Millhopper Montessori School

DISCOVER THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF READING This year, instead of the Book-It program we will be doing our own reading program called “Discover the Hidden Treasures of Reading”.  How many different genres can YOU read this year? Each month, you’ll get a bookmark with the days of the month on one side, and different genres… Read more »

First Fifth Grade novel

Millhopper Montessori School

Fifth Grade Parents, Next Tuesday, September 9, we will begin our novel study of _From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler_ by E. L. Konigsburg. Each student must have an individual copy to read outside of class. E-books are acceptable. _From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler_ is available from multiple… Read more »

First Fourth Grade novel

Millhopper Montessori School

Fourth Grade Parents, Next Monday, September 8, we will begin our novel study of _Frindle_ by Andrew Clements. Each student must have an individual copy to read outside of class. E-books are acceptable. _Frindle_ is available from multiple outlets: -10 copies for checkout from the MMS Media Center (will have available for Media class Wednesday)… Read more »

Fifth Grade Literature and Composition Unit Plans 2014-2015

Millhopper Montessori School

Unit 1, Aug. 18 – Sep. 5:                                                 Reading and Writing Review Class requirements and expectations Review and skills “check up” Set up and personalize journals Summer reading projects Unit 2, Sep. 8 – Oct. 10:                                                  Seeking Michelangelo Genre study:   Adventure From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler… Read more »

5th Grade Literature & Composition 2014-2015

Millhopper Montessori School

MMS 5th Grade Literature and Composition with Ms. Jennifer Kuntz How do you ACHIEVE in 4th Grade Literature and Composition? Ask questions There are many resources available to help you.  “I didn’t know” is NOT an acceptable excuse. Come to class prepared every day Bring your journals, folder, and the novel, story and / or… Read more »

4th Grade Literature-Composition 2014-2015

Millhopper Montessori School

Welcome to Fourth Grade Literature and Composition!  (That’s just a fancy way of saying “reading and writing”.)  I am so excited to begin each day with you.  Here are some things you might like to know about our class.  If you have any questions, please ask! Teacher:          Ms. Jennifer Kuntz Schedule:        9:00 – 9:45, Monday… Read more »

2014-15 Fourth Grade Literature and Composition Unit Plan

Millhopper Montessori School

Unit 1, Aug. 18 – Sep. 5:                Introduction Class requirements and expectations What is reading?  Why read? What is writing?  Why write? Set up and personalize journals Summer reading projects Unit 2, Sep. 8 – Oct. 10:                 Power of Words Genre focus:  Realistic fiction Frindle by Andrew Clements Literary elements review Writing focus:  Personal narrative… Read more »

Fourth Grade Literature Update | January 15, 2014

Millhopper Montessori School

Dear Fourth Grade Parents, Next week, I will be introducing our next novel, _Strawberry Girl_ by Lois Lenski. For those of you with boys, don’t worry – despite the name, _Strawberry Girl_ is definitely not a sweet and syrupy book. The novel ties in with the students’ study of Florida history. It is set at… Read more »

Fourth Grade Winter Break Reading Assignment

Millhopper Montessori School

Dear Fourth Grade Parents, Tomorrow, students will receive their Winter Break reading assignments. They will each be given a different novel featuring animal main characters to read over the break. Then, they will complete a book report form and create a puppet representing the animal – both due on Thursday, January 16, 2014. This gives… Read more »

Fifth Grade Novel | A Wrinkle in Time

Millhopper Montessori School

Fifth Grade Parents, Next TUESDAY, November 12, we will begin our study of the science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Students will do the majority of their reading outside of class, so each student must have an individual copy to read outside of class. E-books are acceptable. A Wrinkle in Time_ is… Read more »

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