Henry E. Huntington Middle School

WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS

Assignments

Upcoming Assignments RSS Feed

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Map
 
Homework:
  • The Ancient Egypt Map is due on Wednesday. Use the blue directions sheet for details.
  • The Ancient Egypt Research Report should be typed by now (6 paragraphs). Spend some time revising and proofreading carefully. We will be adding the visuals on Monday.
English
Friday Classwork: Jackie Robinson - Quote Analysis
 
Homework: IXL - C.4, C.5, C.6, J.2 due Thursday
 
Please Note...
...we will be having our class Holiday Party on Friday, December 15th.
It will be a festive pot-luck, and students will be signing up in class
for what they would like to bring.
Traditional family treats are welcome,
and/or thoughtful contributions to make our party delicious and fun!
...December Scholastic Book Orders are due on Monday.
For online ordering, use scholastic.com/bookclubs
and class code LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (12/11): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (12/13): Egypt Map due
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!
Thursday (12/14): IXL - C.4, C.5, C.6, J. 2 due
Friday (12/15): Class Holiday Party!!!
Friday (12/15): Pajama Day!

Past Assignments

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - conclusion paragraph, typing
 
Homework: The first draft of all 6 paragraphs for the Egypt report should be typed by now. If students need more time, they should spend at least 30 minutes tonight working on it for homework. We will add pictures and captions next week, and then print.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Study Sync lesson on Informational Text Structure for I Never Had It Made with Video, Model, and Your Turn quiz.
 
Homework: none
 
Please Note...
...we will be having our class Holiday Party on Friday, December 15th.
It will be a festive pot-luck, and students will be signing up in class
for what they would like to bring.
Traditional family treats are welcome,
and/or thoughtful contributions to make our party delicious and fun!
...December Scholastic Book Orders were sent home yesterday.
For online ordering, use scholastic.com/bookclubs
and class code LB99V.
Please submit book orders by Monday, December 11.
 
Upcoming Dates
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions
Monday (12/11): Scholastic Book Orders due
Thursday (12/7): IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 due
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!
Friday (12/15): Class Holiday Party!!!
Friday (12/15): Pajama Day!

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - writing tips and body paragraphs
 
Homework: Catch-up work for those who are behind
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Practice for Nonfiction Text Structure in English Journal
 
Homework:
  • Jackie Robinson green packet p. 7 - BrainPop on "Jackie Robinson" with quiz (don't forget the login is Username: hehms, Password: foxes)
  • IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 due tomorrow (Thursday)
Please Note...
...we will be having our class Holiday Party on Friday, December 15th.
It will be a festive pot-luck, and students will be signing up in class
for what they would like to bring.
Traditional family treats are welcome,
and/or thoughtful contributions to make our party delicious and fun!
...December Scholastic Book Orders were sent home today.
For online ordering, use scholastic.com/bookclubs
and class code LB99V.
Please submit book orders by Monday, December 11.
 
Upcoming Dates
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions
Monday (12/11): Scholastic Book Orders due
Thursday (12/7): IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 due
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!
Friday (12/15): Class Holiday Party!!!
Friday (12/15): Pajama Day!
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - in-text citations and writing of body paragraphs
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Non-Fiction Text Structure in English Journal, p. 20
 
Homework:
  • I Never Had It Made green packet - p. 12-13 on Non-Fiction Text Structure (refer to your English Journal p. 20)
  • IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 - due Thursday
Upcoming Dates
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions
Thursday (12/7): IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 due
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - practice for writing complex sentences, compound sentences, and appositives/body paragraphs
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • English Journal - p. 19 on Pronouns with additional practice
  • Jackie Robinson vocabulary in green packet
Homework:
  • I Never Had It Made green packet - p. 11 on Subject and Object Pronouns
  • I Never Had It Made green packet - p. 3-5 Vocabulary (go online to look up the definition that matches how the word was used in the excerpt) - complete all sections of the Frayer Vocabulary Model
  • IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 due Thursday
Upcoming Dates
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions
Thursday (12/7): IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 due
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Writing topic sentences for ancient Egypt Research Report
 
Homework: As needed, finish your notes (on note-taking sheets) and topic sentences (blue paper) if not completed in class - due Monday!
 
English
Friday Classwork: Grammar lesson in English Journal - Pronouns
 
Homework: IXL C.1, C.2, C.3 (Pronouns) and J.1 - due Thursday
 
Upcoming Dates
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions
Thursday (12/7): IXL - C.1, C.2, C.3, J.1 due
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - Introductory Paragraph
 
Homework: If not completed in class, finish the Introduction for the ancient Egypt research report. Remember to use the handouts for reference.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson, annotating in Turning Points workbook, p. 30 - 32
 
Homework:
  • IXL - A.10, H.1, H.2 due tomorrow (Friday)
  • Study Sync - I Never Had It Made First Read, Think Question #1 (please do a complete RACES response, then type "Not assigned" in the other windows for #2-5 and submit)
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/1): IXL - A.10, H.1, H.2 due
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Paraphrasing vs. Plagiarizing - BrainPop video with quiz
  • Ancient Egypt Research Report - writing the introduction
Homework: The Egypt Report notes are due tomorrow for four sub-topics using at least four sources. The note-taking sheets should to be turned in for a grade as part of the overall research report project.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson - introductory video, background information in green packet p. 1-2, annotating of excerpt in Turning Points workbook p. 30
 
Homework: IXL- A.10, H.1, H.2 due Friday
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/1): IXL - A.10, H.1, H.2 due
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions
Wednesday (12/13): Noontime Fun!

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report
 
Homework: Students should be finishing up their notes for four sub-topics using at least four sources. Those who are behind should work on catching up as homework. Notes are due Thursday, to be turned in for a  grade as part of the overall research report project.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Practice - Compound Sentences
  • Review of Complex/Compound Sentences - English Journal p. 4, 8, 18
  • IXL - A.10 (Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences)
  • Dragonwings packet, p. 9-10 on Drawing Conclusions
Homework:
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - final triorama and written index card due
  • IXL- A.10, H.1, H.2 due Friday
  • Period 4 only - Dragonwings packet, p. 10, on Drawing Conclusions
Upcoming Dates
  Wednesday (11/29): Book Report Due (triorama project with index card)
Friday (12/1): IXL - A.10, H.1, H.2 due
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report note-taking
 
Homework: Students should be finishing up their notes for four sub-topics using at least four sources. Those who are behind should work on catching up as homework.
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • Video - Justin Bieber "Baby" with lyrics (full of compound sentences)
  • English Journal activity on compound sentences ("doozies")
Homework:
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - rough draft for written portion due tomorrow (Tuesday, 11/28)
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - final triorama and written index card due
  • IXL- A.10, H.1, H.2 due Friday
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (11/28): Rough draft of written portion for Book Report due
  Wednesday (11/29):  Book Report Due (triorama project with index card)
Friday (12/1): IXL - A.10, H.1, H.2 due
Week of 12/4-12/8: Spring Musical Auditions

Due:

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful break with your family!

 
 
Social Studies
Tuesday - "Gratitude" video
 
Homework:  none
 
English
Tuesday - Wonder Valley revisions and final presentation copy
 
Homework:
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - rough draft for written portion due Monday, 11/27, or Tuesday, 11/28
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - final triorama and written index card due
  • Head Start Opportunities - Upcoming IXL assignments will include J.1, J.2, J.3, J.4, J.5, J.6, J.7, J.8 (prefixes and suffixes) and H.1 and H.2 (contractions) - These sections will be assigned at some point during Semester 1 (before Winter Break).
 
 
Upcoming Dates
   Wednesday (11/22) - Friday (11/24):  Thanksgiving Break!
Monday (11/17) or Tuesday (11/28): Rough draft of written portion for Book Report due
  Wednesday (11/29):  Book Report Due (triorama project with index card)

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Note-taking for Ancient Egypt Research Report
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork: Descriptive Essay - final revisions and printing
 
 
Homework:
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - rough draft for written portion due Monday, 11/27, or Tuesday, 11/28
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - final triorama and written index card due
  • Head Start Opportunities - Upcoming IXL assignments will include J.1, J.2, J.3, J.4, J.5, J.6, J.7, J.8 (prefixes and suffixes) and H.1 and H.2 (contractions) - These sections will be assigned at some point during Semester 1 (before Winter Break).
Upcoming Dates
 
Tuesday (11/21):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
   Wednesday (11/22) - Friday (11/24):  Thanksgiving Break!
Monday (11/17) or Tuesday (11/28): Rough draft of written portion for Book Report due
  Wednesday (11/29):  Book Report Due (triorama project with index card)

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: The Mysteries of Egypt movie
 
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Introduction of written portion (index card) for Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins/Dragonwings English Test
Homework:
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - rough draft for written portion due Monday, 11/27, or Tuesday, 11/28
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - final triorama and written index card due
  • Head Start Opportunities - Upcoming IXL assignments will include J.1, J.2, J.3, J.4, J.5, J.6, J.7, J.8 (prefixes and suffixes) and H.1 and H.2 (contractions) - These sections will be assigned at some point during Semester 1.
Upcoming Dates
 
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Neon Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)
Tuesday (11/21):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
   Wednesday (11/22) - Friday (11/24):  Thanksgiving Break!
Monday (11/17) or Tuesday (11/28): Rough draft of written portion for Book Report due
  Wednesday (11/29):  Book Report Due (triorama project with index card)

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Mysteries of Egypt movie
 
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Dragonwings Vocabulary in green packet - heirloom, dictation, phoenix
  • Grammar Review - linking verbs, perfect tenses (in white packet)
  • Overview of English Unit Test components for tomorrow
  • Introduction of Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report triorama project
Homework:
  • Complete white grammar review packet for test review - verb tenses
  • Review for test - Island of the Blue Dolphins (comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and skill: textual evidence) and Dragonwings (comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and skill: connotation and denotation)
  • Bring Fantasy/Science Fiction book to class to continue working on project
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/17):  English Unit Test - Island of the Blue Dolphins/Dragonwings 
Friday (11/17): Operation Christmas Child - deadline for donations
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Neon Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)
Tuesday (11/21):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
   Wednesday (11/22) - Friday (11/24):  Thanksgiving Break!
  Wednesday (11/29):  Book Report Due (triorama project with index card)
 

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Chapter 9 Test
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Study Sync lesson on Connotation and Denotation
 
Homework:
  • Complete the "Your Turn" Quiz in the Study Sync lesson on Connotation and Denotation
  • Vocabulary - use the Study Sync Dragonwings Close Read assignment to find definitions for lynched, clans, dynasty. Complete the Frayer Vocabulary Model for each of those words in the green packet (p. 3, 5)
  • IXL - D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due tomorrow
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - bring book to class tomorrow to begin project
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/16): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Thursday (11/16): IXL D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due
Friday (11/17):  English Unit Test - Island of the Blue Dolphins/Dragonwings 
Friday (11/17): Operation Christmas Child - deadline for donations
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Neon Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)
Tuesday (11/21):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
   Wednesday (11/22) - Friday (11/24):  Thanksgiving Break!
  Wednesday (11/29):  Book Report Due (triorama and index card)
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Chapter 9, Section 7 - we read and highlighted it in the chapter xerox
  • Ancient Egypt Research Report - note-taking
Homework:
  • ISN p. 69 (bottom) on Section 7
  • Review for Chapter 9 test tomorrow and get a parent signature on the blue review handout
English
Tuesday Classwork: Denotation and Connotation lesson in English Journal
 
Homework:
  • Study Sync - Dragonwings First Read Think Questions #1 & #2 (see my directions at the top of the "Read" section)
  • IXL - D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due Thursday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - finish reading by Thursday and bring book to class
Upcoming Dates
 
Thursday (11/16): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Thursday (11/16): IXL D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due
Friday (11/17):  English Unit Test - Island of the Blue Dolphins/Dragonwings 
Friday (11/17): Operation Christmas Child - deadline for donations
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Neon Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)
Tuesday (11/21):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
   Wednesday (11/22) - Friday (11/24):  Thanksgiving Break!
 

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork:
  • Technology Agreement overview
  • Chapter 9, Section 6 - we read and highlighted it in the chapter xerox packet
  • Ancient Egypt Research Report - note-taking
Homework:
  • ISN - p. 68 (bottom) on 9.5, p. 69 (top) on 9.6
  • Chapter 9 Test Review - due Wednesday before the test
  • Technology Use Agreement - please have a parent sign it with you and bring it back to class
English
Monday Classwork: Study Sync -  Dragonwings excerpt in workbook, p. 19-22, with Annotation Assignment on p. 6 of the green packet
 
Homework:
  • Finish the Annotation Assignment in the Dragonwings green packet on p. 6. Use the Study Sync workbook, p. 19-22, to finish the assignment started in class.
     
  • IXL - D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due Thursday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - finish reading by Thursday and bring book to class
Please Note
...November Scholastic Book Orders were sent home last week.
Please turn in orders by tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 14.
For online ordering, go to:
scholastic.com/reading club.  Our class code is LB99V.
...the deadline for Operation Christmas Child
has been extended to Friday, November 17th.
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/15): Social Studies Chapter 9 test (Daily Life in Ancient Egypt)
Wednesday (11/15):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (11/16): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Thursday (11/16): IXL D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due
Friday (11/17):  English Unit Test - Island of the Blue Dolphins/Dragonwings 
Friday (11/17): Operation Christmas Child - deadline for donations
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Neon Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Chapter 9, Section 5 - read and highlighted in chapter xerox
  • Ancient Egypt Research Report - note-taking guidelines with handout
Homework: ISN p. 68 (bottom) on Chapter 9, Section 5
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • IXL assignment overview on Modal Verbs and Perfect Tenses with handout
  • English Journal activity on Perfect Tenses
Homework:
  • IXL - D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due Thursday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - finish reading by Thursday
  • If you have not yet turned in the final draft of the Island of the Blue Dolphins written response or the revised Wonder Valley essay, it is due Monday!
Please Note
...November Scholastic Book Orders were sent home yesterday.
They are due Tuesday, Nov. 14.
For online ordering, go to:
scholastic.com/reading club.  Our class code is LB99V.
...the deadline for Operation Christmas Child
has been extended to Friday, November 17th.
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Social Studies Chapter 9 test (Daily Life in Ancient Egypt)
Wednesday (11/15):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (11/16): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Thursday (11/16): IXL D.4, D.5, D.14, D.15 due
Friday (11/17): Operation Christmas Child - deadline for donations
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Neon Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Chapter 9, Section 4 - Read and highlighted in xerox copy of chapter
  • Ancient Egypt Research Report - chose topics and browsed in sources
Homework: ISN p. 68 (top) on Chapter 9, Section 4
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins text-based written response
 
Homework:
  • IXL - D.2, D.3, D.10 due tomorrow
  • Final draft of Island of the Blue Dolphins text-based written response - due tomorrow
Please Note
...November Scholastic Book Orders were sent home today.
They are due Tuesday, Nov. 14.
For online ordering, go to:
scholastic.com/reading club.  Our class code is LB99V.
...the deadline for Operation Christmas Child
has been extended to Friday, November 17th.
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/9): IXL - D.2, D.3, D.10 due
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Social Studies Chapter 9 test (Daily Life in Ancient Egypt)
Thursday (11/16): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Wednesday (11/15):  Noontime Fun!
Friday (11/17): Operation Christmas Child - deadline for donations
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Chapter 9, Sections 2 and 3 with notes in ISN on p. 66 and top half of p. 67
 
Homework:
  • Read Section 9.3 in the xerox of Chapter 9 and do notes in ISN, p. 67 (bottom half)
  • Think about your topic choice for the ancient Egypt research report. Use the back page of the purple packet to look through the choices, or use the link posted below (Egypt Report Overview) to look at some of the online sources. Choose a topic that really interests you! If you would like to do a proposal for your own topic choice, see Mrs. Doan to get the proposal form.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins RACES response
 
Homework:
  • Have a blue pen to use for the final draft of the Island of the Blue Dolphins RACES response
  • IXL - D.2, D.3, D.10 due Thursday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - complete reading by Nov. 16 and bring book to class
Please consider ....
supporting Operation Christmas Child!
The final date is Thursday, November 9th!
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/9): IXL - D.2, D.3, D.10 due
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Thursday (11/16): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Wednesday (11/15):  Noontime Fun!
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Chapter 9 = Daily Life In Ancient Egypt, Preview Activity in ISN p. 65
 
Homework: The Unit 2 Geography Challenge (ISN p. 48-50) is due tomorrow. Please take note of the following reminders:
  • Use the History Alive! link to refer to the "Unit 2 - Setting the Stage" section. Read the text and refer to the maps while working on the Geography Challenge.
  • Write your answers using complete, stand-alone sentences.
  • Remember neatness and spelling count. Don't forget to capitalize proper nouns.
  • When asked to shade an area on the map, use colored pencils.
  • For p. 49, #2, remember you are shading ancient Egypt (not modern Egypt). Refer to the maps in the "Unit 2 - Setting the Stage" section.
  • For p. 49, #7, use the Vegetation Zone map to answer the question.
  • Answer the questions on p. 50 thoughtfully and completely.
English
Monday Classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins  text-based written response
 
Homework:
  • IXL - D.2, D.3, D.10 due Thursday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - complete reading by Nov. 16 and bring book to class
 
Please consider ....
supporting Operation Christmas Child!
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (11/7): Social Studies Unit 2 Geography Challenge due
Thursday (11/9): IXL - D.2, D.3, D.10 due
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Thursday (11/16): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report (new date)
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Wednesday (11/15):  Noontime Fun!
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork:
  • Unit 2 Geography Challenge - Intro
  • Chapter 8 Test
Homework: The Unit 2 Geography Challenge (ISN p. 48-50) is due Tuesday. Please take note of the following reminders:
  • Use the History Alive! link to refer to the "Unit 2 - Setting the Stage" section. Read the text and refer to the maps while working on the Geography Challenge.
  • Write your answers using complete, stand-alone sentences.
  • Remember neatness and spelling count. Don't forget to capitalize proper nouns.
  • When asked to shade an area on the map, use colored pencils.
  • For p. 49, #2, remember you are shading ancient Egypt (not modern Egypt). Refer to the maps in the "Unit 2 - Setting the Stage" section.
  • For p. 49, #7, use the Vegetation Zone map to answer the question.
  • Answer the questions on p. 50 thoughtfully and completely.
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Grammar lesson on transitive and intransitive verbs with IXL D.2 handout
  • Linking verbs, predicate nominatives, and predicate adjectives lesson in English Journal
  • IXL D.2 handout on linking verbs, predicate nouns, and predicate adjectives
Homework:
  • IXL D.2, D.3, D.10 - due Thursday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - complete reading by Nov. 15 and bring book to class
 
Please consider ....
supporting Operation Christmas Child!
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/3): Social Studies Chapter 8 Test = The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs
Tuesday (11/7): Social Studies Unit 2 Geography Challenge due
Thursday (11/9): IXL - D.2, D.3, D.10 due
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Wednesday (11/15):  Noontime Fun!
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)
 
 
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • "The Egyptian Mummy Project" article
  • Chapter 8 review game - "Crack the Code"
Homework: Chapter 8 Test Review (blue packet) with parent signature for test tomorrow
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins vocabulary
  • Island of the Blue Dophins text-based written response (RACES)
Homework: none
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/3): Social Studies Chapter 8 Test = The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
Wednesday (11/15):  Noontime Fun!
Friday (11/17):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(HMS Cafeteria)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday and Wednesday Classwork: Chapter 8, Sections 5 and 6 with ISN p. 61, 62
 
Homework:
  • Complete ISN p. 61 and 62 if not finished in class
  • Chapter 8 Review (use blue packet and get a parent signature by Friday)
  • Chapter 8 Test on Friday
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Textual Evidence lesson in Study Sync online program (including "Your Turn" quiz) with worksheet in green packet, p. 7
 
Homework:
  • IXL - D.1, D.6, D.8, D.9 due tomorrow
  • Keep reading your Fantasy/Science Fiction book report book!
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/1):  Go Dodgers!
Thursday (11/2):  IXL - D.1, D.6, D.8, D.9 due
Friday (11/3): Social Studies Chapter 8 Test = The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Chapter 8, Section 4 reading and highlighting, partner activity, and notes in ISN p. 60 (write a postcard)
 
Homework: finish ISN p. 60 if not completed in class
 
English
Monday Classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins Think Questions in Study Sync online program
 
Homework:
  • Finish Island of the Blue Dolphins Think Questions #1-5 in Study Sync online assignment
  • IXL - D.1, D.6, D.8, D.9 due Thursday
 
Halloween Dress Up Day -
Date: 10/31
 
Halloween dress up day is tomorrow!  All HMS students and staff can dress up in a costume to celebrate Halloween as well as school spirit.
 
Students may NOT wear/bring:
  • Masks
  • Weapons
  • Face paint (covering the entire face)
  • Anything (costumes) which could interfere with learning (e.g. sitting down in class, vision, vision of other students, movement)
  • Anything (costumes) that obstruct movement in the halls during passing periods
  • Costumes promoting violence
  • Costumes with inappropriate suggestions
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Thursday (11/2):  IXL - D.1, D.6, D.8, D.9 due
Friday (11/3): Social Studies Chapter 8 Test = The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 
 
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Chapter 8, Section 2 Notes (ISN p. 58) and Section 3 activity with notes (ISN p. 59)
 
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Grammar - Helping & Main Verbs, Subject/Verb Agreement, Review of Simple Tenses (Past, Present, Future)
  • "Helping Verbs" song (link to video shown below)
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins in Study Sync workbook p. 15-17 with annotations (green packet p. 6)
Homework:
  • IXL - D.1, D.6, D.8, D.9 (due Thursday)
Upcoming Day
 
Tuesday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Thursday (11/2):  IXL - D.1, D.6, D.8, D.9 due
Friday (11/3): Social Studies Chapter 8 Test = The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Chapter 8 = The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs - Preview Activity (ISN p. 57), Introduction and Section 2 in chapter
 
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Scott O'Dell biography in green packet
  • Annotating symbols - bookmark
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins (excerpt from Chapter 15) in Study Sync workbook, p. 14-15 with Annotation Assignment (green packet p. 6)
Homework:
  • The Descriptive Essay (Wonder Valley) should be turned in by Friday. Use the pink "Directions for Turning in the Wonder Valley Essay" for guidelines.
  • Keep reading your Fantasy/Science Fiction book report book!
Upcoming Day
Friday (10/27): Descriptive Essay due (Wonder Valley)
Friday (10/27): Red Ribbon Week - HMS Spirit Day
Tuesday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Chapter 7 Test
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Descriptive Essay
 
Homework:
  • The Descriptive Essay (Wonder Valley) should be turned in by Friday. Use the pink "Directions for Turning in the Wonder Valley Essay" for guidelines.
  • IXL - I.5 (Commas Review), I.10 (Capitalizing Titles), O.1 and O.2 (Frequently Confused Words) - due tomorrow (Thursday)
Upcoming Dates
 
Thursday (10/26):  Red Ribbon Week - Fandom Day
Thursday (10/26):  IXL - I.5, I.10, O.1, O.2 due
Friday (10/27): Descriptive Essay due (Wonder Valley)
Friday (10/27): Red Ribbon Week - HMS Spirit Day
Tuesday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Chapter 7 Review
 
Homework: Chapter 7 Review with parent signature (for test tomorrow)
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Descriptive Essays - adding photos to typed document
 
Homework:
  • IXL - I.5 (Commas Review), I.10 (Capitalizing Titles), O.1 and O.2 (Frequently Confused Words) - due Thursday 10/26
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book choice due tomorrow (if not already approved)
  • Keep reading your book report book!
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/25): Red Ribbon Week - Disney Day
 
Wednesday (10/25):  Chapter 7 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Thursday (10/26):  Red Ribbon Week - Fandom Day
Thursday (10/26):  IXL - I.5, I.10, O.1, O.2 due
Friday (10/27): Red Ribbon Week - HMS Spirit Day
Tuesday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Chapter 7, Section 4 with ISN p. 54
 
Homework: Chapter 7 Test will be on Wednesday
 
English
Monday Classwork: Descriptive Essay - Conclusion paragraph, revising & editing, typing format
 
Homework:
  • IXL - I.5 (Commas Review), I.10 (Capitalizing Titles), O.1 and O.2 (Frequently Confused Words) - due Thursday 10/26
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book choice due Wednesday
  • Keep reading your book report book!

RED RIBBON WEEK

October 23rd - October 27th
Monday — Sports Day
Tuesday — Twinning Day
Wednesday — Disney Day
Thursday — Fandom Day
Friday — HMS Gear Day
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 Monday (10/23) - Friday (10/27):  Red Ribbon Week
 Tuesday (10/24):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:00 a.m.)
Location: HMS Cafeteria
Wednesday (10/25):  Chapter 7 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Thursaday (10/26):  IXL - I.5, I.10, O.1, O.2 due
Tuesday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School!
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Chapter 7, Sections 2 and 3
 
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork: Descriptive Essay - writing the conclusion, revising, editing, and typing
 
Homework: IXL - I.5 (Commas Review), I.10 (Capitalizing Titles), O.1 and O.2 (Frequently Confused Words) - due Thursday 10/26
 

RED RIBBON WEEK

October 23rd - October 27th
Monday — Sports Day
Tuesday — Twinning Day
Wednesday — Disney Day
Thursday — Fandom Day
Friday — HMS Gear Day
 
Upcoming Dates
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
 
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 Monday (10/23) - Friday (10/27):  Red Ribbon Week
 Tuesday (10/24):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:00 a.m.)
Location: HMS Cafeteria
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Thursaday (10/26):  IXL - I.5, I.10, O.1, O.2 due
Tuesday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
  Friday (11/10):  Veterans' Day - No School!
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Please Note
...tomorrow should be my last day of Jury Duty,
so I am looking forward to returning next week
It sounds like students have done an amazing job with our
substitute and haven't missed a beat!
...Hauntington Breakfast is this Saturday.
Hopefully we'll see you all out there for some HMS fun!
 
 
Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Chatper 7 = Geography and Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan - Preview Activity (ISN p. 51) and Introduction in chapter packet
 
Homework: Hammurabi's Code packet due
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Descriptive essay - rough draft, revising, and editing
 
Homework: IXL T.1
 
Upcoming Dates
 
Friday (10/20): IXL - T.1 due
Friday (10/20): Hammurabi packet due
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday (10/21):  All-School Halloween Dance (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
(Tickets $5 - HMS Cafeteria - Costumes Optional)
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: packet on Hammurabi's Law Code
 
Homework: The Hammurabi's Code packet is due Friday. It will count as the "test" grade for Chapter 6.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Descriptive essays
 
Homework:
  • IXL assignment (I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4) is due tomorrow (Thursday)
  • IXL T.1 - due Friday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection is due Wed. 10/25 (if not approved already), and keep reading!
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/19): IXL I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4 due (commas)
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
Friday (10/20): IXL - T.1 due
Friday (10/20): Hammurabi packet due
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday (10/21):  All-School Halloween Dance (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
(Tickets $5 - HMS Cafeteria - Costumes Optional)
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Chapter 5 Test
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • IXL T.1 - Sensory Language
  • Descriptive Essay
Homework:
  • Continue to work on IXL assignment (I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4) - due Thursday
  • IXL T.1 - due Friday
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection is due Wed. 10/25 (if not approved already), and keep reading!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/18):  Fall Sports Picture Day
Thursday (10/19): IXL I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4 due (commas)
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
Friday (10/20): IXL - T.1 due
Friday (10/20): Hammurabi packet due
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday (10/21):  All-School Halloween Dance (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
(Tickets $5 - HMS Cafeteria - Costumes Optional)
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 

Due:

Please Note
...it looks like I will be on Jury Duty for the next few days (I was selected to serve on a trial today).
My sub, Stacey Forbes, will be holding down the fort.
I will be checking e-mails if you have any questions or concerns.
.... don't forget to check PowerSchool to ensure that
you have turned in and/or made up all
assignments, tests, and projects for Quarter 1.
Quarter 1 grades are due on Wednesday, October 18th.
 
Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Chapter 6 Overview
 
Homework: Chapter 5 Review packet is due tomorrow before the test (it was passed out last Friday)
 
English
Monday Classwork: Descriptive Essay (Wonder Valley)
 
Homework:
  • Continue to work on IXL assignment
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection is due Wed. 10/25 (if not approved already), and keep reading!
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (10/17): Social Studies Chapter 5 Test, Ancient Sumer
Wednesday (10/18):  Fall Sports Picture Day
Thursday (10/19): IXL I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4 due (commas)
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday (10/21):  All-School Halloween Dance (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
(Tickets $5 - HMS Cafeteria - Costumes Optional)
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Frlday Classwork:
  • Period 1 - Chapter 6 Introduction and Section 2 (using chrome books)
  • Period 3 - Chapter 5 test review, "Crack the Code" game
Homework: Chapter 5 Test Review (due Tuesday before the test)
 
English
Friday Classwork: Descriptive Essay planning sheet/outline
 
Homework: IXL - I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4 (commas) due Thursday
 
Please Note
.... check PowerSchool to ensure that
you have turned in and/or made up all
assignments, tests, and projects for Quarter 1.
Quarter 1 grades are due on Wednesday, October 18th.
 
....Monday is the last turn-in day for
Hauntington Breakfast ticket sales!
Wednesday, October 18th will be the last prize day,
so don't forget to sell HB tickets!
 
Upcoming Dates
 
Friday (10/13):  ASB-Sponsored Movie Night
(6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the HMS Cafeteria)
Monday (10/16): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day
 Monday (10/16):  Q2 Schoolwide Assembly
Tuesday (10/17): Social Studies Chapter 5 Test, Ancient Sumer
Wednesday (10/18):  Fall Sports Picture Day
Thursday (10/19): IXL I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4 due (commas)
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday (10/21):  All-School Halloween Dance (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
(Tickets $5 - HMS Cafeteria - Costumes Optional)
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Chapter 5, Section 3 with notes in ISN p. 33
  • Completed Chapter 5 Sumerian Artifact Activity
  • Chapter 5 Test Review Activity
Homework: Go over your notes in your ISN workbook (p. 31-37) to make sure they are turn-in ready. They will be collected on Tuesday for a classwork grade.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Grammar lesson on commas in English Journal
 
Homework:
  • yellow grammar worksheet on commas (2-sided)
  • Be ready to turn in your English Journal by Monday for a Quarter 1 grade.
  • IXL - I.1, I,2, I.3, I.4 (on commas) due Thursday 10/19
Please Note
.... check PowerSchool to ensure that
you have turned in and/or made up all
assignments, tests, and projects for Quarter 1.
Quarter 1 grades are due on Wednesday, October 18th.
....Scholalstic Book Orders were sent home this week. If interested,
please submit orders by tomorrow (Friday).
For online ordering, go to scholastic.com/bookclubs
and use class code LB99V.
....tomorrow (Friday) and Monday are the last turn-in days for
Hauntington Breakfast ticket sales!
Wednesday, October 18th will be the last prize day,
so don't forget to sell HB tickets!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Friday (10/13): Scholastic Book Orders due
Friday (10/13): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day
Friday (10/13):  ASB-Sponsored Movie Night
(6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the HMS Cafeteria)
Monday (10/16): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day
 Monday (10/16):  Q2 Schoolwide Assembly
Tuesday (10/17): Social Studies Chapter 5 Test, Ancient Sumer
Wednesday (10/18):  Fall Sports Picture Day
Thursday (10/19): IXL I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4 due (commas)
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday (10/21):  All-School Halloween Dance (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
(Tickets $5 - HMS Cafeteria - Costumes Optional)
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Chapter 5 = Ancient Sumer, artifact activity with partners
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Descriptive Essay - Writing the "Hook"
 
Homework:
  • Draw and Label Your Favorite Activity (3rd page of brainstorming packet)
  • If you are interested, watch the videos posted below about writing the "Hook"
Please Note
.... to check PowerSchool to ensure that
you have turned in and/or made up all
assignments, tests, and projects for Quarter 1.
Quarter 1 grades are due on Wednesday, October 18th.
....Scholalstic Book Orders were sent home yesterday. If interested,
please submit orders by this Friday.
For online ordering, go to scholastic.com/bookclubs
and use class code LB99V.
....this Friday is the last official turn-in day for
Hauntington Breakfast ticket sales!
Wednesday, October 18th will be the last prize day,
so don't forget to sell HB tickets!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Friday (10/13): Scholastic Book Orders due
Friday (10/13): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day
Friday (10/13):  ASB-Sponsored Movie Night
(6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the HMS Cafeteria)
 Monday (10/16):  Q2 Schoolwide Assembly
Tuesday (10/17): Social Studies Chapter 5 Test, Ancient Sumer
Wednesday (10/18):  Fall Sports Picture Day
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Monday (10/23):  Q1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Chapter 5, Ancient Sumerian Artifact activity
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Descriptive Essay/Personal Narrative (Wonder Valley) -
  • Brainstorming - Draw & Label (Your Favorite Food/Drink Item)
  • BrainPop - PreWriting: Organizing Your Thoughts
  • Graphic Organizer/Outline for essay
  • Background information - the 5 W's
Homework: Finish the 2nd page of the Draw & Label Activity on "Your Favorite Food/Drink Item," if not completed in class
 
Please Note
....Scholalstic Book Orders were sent home today. If interested,
please submit orders by this Friday.
For online ordering, go to scholastic.com/bookclubs
and use class code LB99V.
...HMS Directories were sent home today for parents who ordered.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday (10/11):  Noontime Fun!
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Friday (10/13): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day
Friday (10/13):  ASB-Sponsored Movie Night
(6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the HMS Cafeteria)
 Monday (10/16):  Q2 Schoolwide Assembly
Wednesday (10/18):  Fall Sports Picture Day
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Chapter 5 = Ancient Sumer
  • Preview Activity in ISN workbook - p. 31
  • Introduction in chapter packet - read and highlighted
  • Section 2 in chapter packet - read and highlighted with notes in ISN p. 32
  • introduced chapter activity - started with reading of Section 4 as an example and notes in ISN p. 34 (except artifact activity at bottom of page)
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • introduced descriptive essay writing project (purple instruction sheet)
  • BrainPop - "Show Not Tell" with the review quiz as a follow up
  • brainstorming activity - "Draw and Label Your Favorite Counselor" page
Homework: if not finished in class, complete the Draw and Label Your Favorite Counselor" page (don't forget to write sentences at the bottom)
 
Please Note
...I have posted my photos from Wonder Valley on my teacher home page.
Look for the red box under my photo and click on "Photo Album."
Then click on "Wonder Valley" and they should show up!
(Ignore the message that says there are no photos in the album yet.
It should be working now. )
 
Upcoming Dates
 
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday (10/11):  Noontime Fun!
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Friday (10/13): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day
Friday (10/13):  ASB-Sponsored Movie Night
(6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the HMS Cafeteria)
 Monday (10/16):  Q2 Schoolwide Assembly
Wednesday (10/18):  Fall Sports Picture Day
 Thursday (10/19):  Great California Shakeout! (10:19 a.m.)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Wednesday (10/25): Fantasy/Science Fiction book selection due
Wednesday (11/15): Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report
(reading should be complete by this date, project will be introduced in class)
 
 
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Sumerian City-State Real Estate Ad (in-class project)
 
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Study Sync lesson on Greek and Latin roots
  • Overview of test review for tomorrow's "Guts" and "Stray" Unit test
Homework:
  • "Guts" packet - "Main Idea & Supporting Details" on p.7
  • Be prepared to turn in the "Guts" packet (it should be complete)
  • Unit test will be on Friday. It will include the following skills:
  •      * "Guts" by Gary Paulsen - comprehension questions (re-read the excerpt)
         * "Guts" comprehension skill - Determining Main Idea
         * "Guts" grammar skill - Greek and Latin roots
         * "Guts" vocab.-catastrophic, expression, confluence, prolific, sheepishly, inconvenience
         * "Stray" literature skill - Elements of Plot
         * "Stray" and "Guts" comprehension skill - making inferences
         * "Stray" vocabulary - exhausted, ignore, grudgingly, starvation, timidly, trudged
(Note: All of the vocabulary definitions and skills review worksheets can be found
in the green packets for "Stray" and "Guts." The English Journal
also has some important lessons that are helpful for review.)
 
Wonder Valley News -
There will be a meeting for students on Friday at 12:30 in the auditorium
to go over some of the details of the trip.
Remember, students should plan on arriving at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
Please be on time! Bus assignments will be posted on the windows of Room 303,
Mr. Dahlstein's room, and then students should go directly to their
assigned bus to stow luggage and board.
 
Looking forward to a great week!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/29): English "Guts" Unit Test
Friday (9/29): Sumerian City-State Real Estate in-class project due
Friday (9/29): HB Ticket Turn-In Day
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Sumerian City-State Real Estate Ad project - this will be an in-class project due Friday at the end of the period.
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Study Sync lesson (online) - Central or Main Idea
 
(Note: Part of this lesson included a "Your Turn" quiz. These short quizzes,
usually 2 questions, are part of the Study Sync program and test students
on how well they are understanding the concepts.
The questions are often based on inferences
that students need to make while reading closely and using text evidence to
determine answers. They are not easy!
I will be entering these quiz grades into Power School as a
very small 2 point test grade that is not fully weighted. A score of 0/2 will not
greatly impact a student's overall grade, but be aware that
Power School will assign a letter grade of F. )
 
 
Homework:
  • "Guts" green packet - "Reading: Main Idea" pages 6-7
  • Unit test will be on Friday. It will include the following skills:
     * "Guts" by Gary Paulsen - comprehension questions (re-read the excerpt)
     * "Guts" comprehension skill - Determining Main Idea
     * "Guts" grammar skill - Greek and Latin roots
     * "Guts" vocabulary - catastrophic, expression, confluence, prolific, sheepishly, inconvenience
     * "Stray" literature skill - Elements of Plot
     * "Stray" and "Guts" comprehension skill - making inferences
     * "Stray" vocabulary - exhausted, ignore, grudgingly, starvation, timidly, trudged
 
(Note: All of the vocabulary definitions and skills review worksheets can be found
in the green packets for "Stray" and "Guts." The English Journal
also has some important lessons that are helpful for review.)
 
Wonder Valley News -
There will be a meeting for students on Friday at 12:30 in the auditorium
to go over some of the details of the trip.
Remember, students should plan on arriving at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
Please be on time! Bus assignments will be posted on the windows of Room 303,
Mr. Dahlstein's room, and then students should go directly to their
assigned bus to stow luggage and board.
 
Looking forward to a great week!
 
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Chapter 4, Sections 6 and 7 with notes in ISN, p. 27-28
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Determining Main Idea activity in English Journal
  • "Guts" green packet - "Main Idea & Supporting Details" p. 6
Homework:
  • "Guts" green packet - "Reading: Make Inferences" (p. 14) and "Main Idea and Supporting Details" (p. 6), if not completed in class
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due tomorrow!
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/27): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - final project (flip-book) due
Wednesday (9/27): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Prize Day #1
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
 

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Chapter 4, Sections 4 and 5 with notes in ISN, p. 25-26
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • Enrollment online into GoGuardian and Study Sync
  • Study Sync online - Guts Think Question #1 with highlighting and annotating
Homework:
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - final project due Wednesday
  • Guts green packet - p. 14 "Reading: Make Inferences"
Upcoming Dates
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Wednesday (9/27): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - final project (flip-book) due
Wednesday (9/27): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Prize Day #1
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork:
  • Visited HMS Library - Orientation and Tour
  • Assembled Neolithic Comic Books
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork: "Guts" green packet - vocabulary (p. 1-3), and "Reading: Making Inferences" (p. 13)
 
Homework:
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - final project due Wednesday, Sept. 27
  • "Guts" green packet - "Reading: Make Inferences" worksheet (p. 14) - due Tuesday
  • No IXL this week!  :)
Please Remember
.... to sell Hauntington Breakfast Tickets!
 
Upcoming Dates
 
Friday (9/22): All-City Talent Show Tryouts, 3:00-4:00 in the auditorium
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Wednesday (9/27): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - final project (flip-book) due
Wednesday (9/27): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Prize Day #1
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Chapter 4 - Sections 2 and 3 (reading in xerox packet ) and notes in ISN, p. 23-24
 
Homework: The Neolithic Comic Book project is due tomorrow (4 pages and a cover)
 
English
Thursday Classwork: "Guts: The True Stories Behind the Hatchet and the Brian Books" - reading and annotating in Study Sync workbook, p. 9-11.
 
Homework:
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - Final Project due next Wed., Sept. 27
  • Please note: There will be no IXL assignment next week so students have more time to work on the book report.
 
Please Remember
.... to sell Hauntington Breakfast Tickets!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/22):  Neolithic Comic Book project due
Friday (9/22):  Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day #1
Friday (9/22): All-City Talent Show Tryouts, 3:00-4:00 in the auditorium
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Wednesday (9/27): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - final project (flip-book) due
Wednesday (9/27): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Prize Day #1
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday (10/13)Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Chapter 4 Preview Activity and Introduction with ISN p. 23
  • Neolithic Comic Book project
Homework: The Neolithic Comic Book project is due Friday (four comic book pages and the cover)
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - project directions/flip book
 
Homework:
  • IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4 (due tomorrow)
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report final project - due Wednesday, Sept. 27
Upcoming Dates
 
Thursday (9/21): IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K4 due
Friday (9/22):  Neolithic Comic Book project due
Friday (9/22):  Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day #1
Friday (9/22): All-City Talent Show Tryouts, 3:00-4:00 in the auditorium
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Wednesday (9/27): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - final project (flip-book) due
Wednesday (9/27): Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Prize Day #1
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Chapter 3 Test
  • Neolithic Comic Book project
Homework: The Neolithic Comic Book project is due Friday
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: "Stray" Response to Literature Analysis (writing activity)
 
Homework:
  • Finish the "Stray" Response to Literature writing activity (for a quiz grade)
  • Bring your book report book to class tomorrow!
  • IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4 (due Thursday)
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/20):  Realistic Fiction/Mystery book must be read by this date
(bring book to class to begin project during English)
Wednesday (9/20):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/21): IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K4 due
Friday (9/22):  Neolithic Comic Book project due
Friday (9/22):  Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day #1
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Neolithic Nel and Neolithic Nick Comic Book project
 
Homework: Review for the Chapter 3 Test and get a parent signature on the blue Test Review handout
 
English
Monday Classwork: Plot Diagram for "Stray"
 
Homework:
  • Green worksheet on "Elements of Plot"
  • IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4 (due Thursday)
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - reading should be completed by Wednesday, bring book to class
Please Note
 
...Students who had turned in signed permission slips will be bringing home
Hauntington Breakfast tickets today. There are detailed directions
in the envelope that include information about how to sell tickets and turn in money, etc.
 
...It's not too late to fill out a Hauntington Breakfast Permission Form
if you want some tickets to sell!
I have extra copies of the permission slip here in the classroom.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (9/19): Social Studies Chapter 3 Test, "From Hunters & Gatherers to Farmers"
Wednesday (9/20):  Realistic Fiction/Mystery book must be read by this date
(bring book to class to begin project during English)
Wednesday (9/20):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/21): IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K4 due
Friday (9/22):  Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Turn-In Day #1
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
Thursday (10/5):  Java with Jason (HMS Cafeteria)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday (10/21):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Neolithic Nel and Neolithic Nick Comic Book project
 
Homework: Chapter 3 Test Review - due on Tuesday before the test
 
English
Friday Classwork: "Stray" by Cynthia Rylant - vocabulary in green packet, highlighting and annotating on elements of plot
 
Homework:
  • IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4 due Thursday
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - keep reading! The project starts on Wednesday, September 20. The reading should be completed by that day, and the book should be brought to class.
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Tuesday (9/19): Social Studies Chapter 3 Test, "From Hunters & Gatherers to Farmers"
Wednesday (9/20):  Realistic Fiction/Mystery book must be read by this date
(bring book to class to begin project during English)
Wednesday (9/20):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/21): IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K4 due
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: "Changes in Life in the Neolithic Period" token activity
 
Homework:
  • The Neolithic "Token" activity is due tomorrow. Don't forget to proofread carefully!
  • The Chapter 3 Test Review parent signature is due Tuesday (the day of the test)
English
Thursday Classwork: Plot Pyramid in English Journal
 
Homework: IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4 due Thursday 9/21
 
Please Note
 
....Wonder Valley registration is due tomorrow! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Tuesday (9/19): Social Studies Chapter 3 Test, "From Hunters & Gatherers to Farmers"
Wednesday (9/20):  Realistic Fiction/Mystery book must be read by this date
(bring book to class to begin project during English)
Wednesday (9/20):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/21): IXL - K.1, K.2, K.3, K4 due
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
Monday (10/2) - Friday (10/6):  Wonder Valley!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • We read Chapter 3, Section 7 and did the notes in the ISN workbook, p. 22
  • We started the "Changes in Life During the Neolithic Period" token activity
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Story Vocabulary activity with "Little Red Riding Hood," Eng. Journal p. 11
 
Homework: IXL N.4 and T.2 due tomorrow
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/14): IXL - N.4 and T.2 due
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Tuesday (9/19): Social Studies Chapter 3 Test, "From Hunters & Gatherers to Farmers" (new date)
Wednesday (9/20):  Realistic Fiction/Mystery book must be read by this date
(bring book to class to begin project during English)
Wednesday (9/20):  Noontime Fun!
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: We read Chapter 3, Sections 5 and 6, in the xerox packet and did the notes in the ISN workbook, p. 20 and 21.
 
Homework: Parent Homework with signature is due Thursday
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: "Hatchet" Unit test
 
Homework:
  • DLR (orange worksheet)
  • IXL - N.4 and T.2 due Thursday
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/14): IXL - N.4 and T.2 due
Friday: Social Studies Chapter 3 Test, "From Hunters & Gatherers to Farmers"
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Wednesday (9/20):  Realistic Fiction/Mystery book must be read by this date
(bring book to class to begin project during English)
Wednesday (9/20):  Noontime Fun!
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
 

Due:

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: We read Chapter 3, sections 3 and 4 in the xerox packet and did the notes in the ISN workbook, p. 18-19.
 
Homework: Please get a signature on the "Parent Homework" assignment and return it by Thursday
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • "Hatchet" Unit Test - recap of skills covered on test (see "Homework" below)
  • "Hatchet" green packet - last page on "Point of View," #1,2 only
  • Narrative Point of View in "Hatchet" - discussion questions with white boards
Homework:
  • Finish "Hatchet" green packet - last page on "Point of View" #1, 2, 5
  • Be ready to turn in the green "Hatchet" packet tomorrow. It should be complete except the parts we skipped (the skipped parts include: Think Questions #3 and #5, and bottom of "Access 4, Skill: Point of View page)
  • Review for "Hatchet" Unit test:                                                                                                 
Grammar - subjects and predicates, dependent and independent clauses, and sentence fragments & run-ons                                                                                                                
Writing - response to literature, RACES format to support answers with evidence from text      Reading - "Hatchet" excerpt in Turning Points workbook - comprehension questions and vocabulary (5 vocabulary words are defined in the green packet)     
Literature Skill - Narrator and Point of View   
There are activities and practice pages in the English Journal on each of these skills
which can be used for review! 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (9/12): "Hatchet" Literature Unit Test
Thursday (9/14): IXL - N.4 and T.2 due
Friday: Social Studies Chapter 3 Test, "From Hunters & Gatherers to Farmers"
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Wednesday (9/20):  Realistic Fiction/Mystery book must be read by this date
(bring book to class to begin project during English)
Wednesday (9/20):  Noontime Fun!
 Tuesday (9/26):  Picture Make-Up Day
 

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Chapter 3 = From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers - Preview Activity (ISN workbook p. 17), Introduction in chapter xerox, and Section 2 with notes in ISN (p. 17)
 
Homework: Optional - watch the rest of The Dawn of Humanity video (posted below)
 
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Narrator and Point of View lesson, with practice page, in English Journal
  • "Hatchet" - narrator and point of view discussion
Homework:
  • IXL - N.4 and T.2 due Thursday (use yellow handouts with explanations as needed)
  • The "Hatchet" Unit test will be on Tuesday. It will cover the following skills:              Grammar - subjects and predicates, dependent and independent clauses, and sentence fragments & run-ons                                                                                                                 Writing - response to literature, RACES format to support answers with evidence from text      Reading - "Hatchet" excerpt in Turning Points workbook, p. 4-8, comprehension questions     Literature Skill - Narrator and Point of View    
           There are activities and practice pages in the English Journal on each of these skills
which can be used for review! 
 
Please Note
 ...the deadline to turn in the Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Permission Form
has been extended until Monday. Don't forget to get it signed and turned in!
....Wonder Valley registration is due next Friday! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (9/12): "Hatchet" Literature Unit test
Thursday (9/14): IXL - N.4 and T.2 due
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Movie - "Dawn of Humanity" (Nova/National Geographic)
  • "Early Hominid" Poster - review of directions
Homework:
  • "Early Hominid" poster - due tomorrow
  • Optional - The link for the movie, "The Dawn of Humanity," is posted below. If you would like, watch the parts that we were not able to watch in class.
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Narrator Point of View in English Journal
  • "Hatchet" green packet - p. 8 ("Literary Analysis: Narrator and Point of View")
  • Study Sync video on Narrator Point of View with "Access 4, Skill: Point of View" worksheet in green packet
Homework: green "Hatchet" packet, p. 9 ("Literary Analysis: Narrator and Point of View")
 
Please Note
 ...please turn in the Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Permission Form
at your earliest convenience. 
....Wonder Valley registration is due soon! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
 
Upcoming Dates
 
Friday (9/8):  "Early Hominid" poster due
Friday (9/8)6th Grade Ice-Cream Social (12:30 p.m.)
Tuesday (9/12): "Hatchet" Literature Unit test
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 

Due:

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Chapter 2 Test
  • Early Hominids poster
Homework: The "Early Hominids" poster is due on Friday. Use the blue instructions sheet to carefully make sure you include all the components. The final draft should be done on the provided card stock "poster" with thin black sharpie and colored pencils. Computer generated images and typed sections are also okay. They should, however, be cut and mounted onto the provided card stock "poster." For the Fun Fact/Interesting Fact, you may use the link provided below to do some additional research.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: RACECES response for "Hatchet"
 
Homework: IXL - A.6, A.7, A.8, A.9 (due tomorrow)
 
Please Note
 ...please turn in the Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Permission Form
at your earliest convenience. 
....Wonder Valley registration is due soon! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
 
Upcoming Dates
 
Thursday (9/6): IXL - A.6, A.7, A.8, A.9 due
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/8):  "Early Hominid" poster due
Friday (9/8):  6th Grade Ice-Cream Social (12:30 p.m.)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 

Due:

 Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Chapter 2, Section 6 Notes - ISN p. 16
  • Introduction of Early  Hominid poster project
Homework: Review for Chapter 2 test (parent signature on blue review paper)
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • "Hatchet" vocabulary in green packet
  • "How Do I Restate A Prompt?" in English Journal
Homework:
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due by tomorrow (for homework grade)
  • IXL - A.6, A.7, A.8, A.9 (due Thursday)
Please Note
 ...students need a parent signature on the Hauntington Breakfast Ticket Permission Form
so that they can sell tickets to this important, fun fundraiser!
The form was passed out today.
Please bring it in at your earliest convenience. 
....Wonder Valley registration is due soon! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/6): Social Studies Chapter 2 Test = Early Hominids
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Thursday (9/6): IXL - A.6, A.7, A.8, A.9 due
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/8):  Early Hominid poster due
Friday (9/8):  6th Grade Ice-Cream Social (12:30 p.m.)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Chapter 2, Sections 5 and 6 with notes in ISN p. 15
 
Homework: Chapter 2 Test Review (with parent signature) will be due on Wednesday, Sept. 6, the day of the test
 
English
Friday Classwork: Sentences, Fragments, and Run-Ons in English Journal (with yellow practice worksheet)
 
Homework:
  • IXL - A.6, A.7, A.8, A.9 (due Thursday)
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book selection due Wed.
Please Note
 
....Wonder Valley registration is due soon! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Social Studies Chapter 2 Test = Early Hominids
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Thursday (9/6): IXL - A.6, A.7, A.8, A.9 due
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/8):  6th Grade Ice-Cream Social (12:30 p.m.)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 
 

Due:

 Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Chapter 2, Sections 2 and 3 (with visuals and discussion) and notes in ISN, p. 12-13
 
Homework: Read Chapter 2, Section 4 in the xerox packet and do ISN p. 14.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Dependent and Independent Clauses in English Journal
 
Homework: Yellow worksheet on Independent and Dependent Clauses
 
Please Note
 
....Wonder Valley registration is due soon! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
 
...Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow!
Students have the September Scholastic book order flyers and a
note with information about how to order online.
Ordering online is easy at scholastic.com/readingclub.
Just use our class code: LB99V!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/1):  Scholastic Book Orders due
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Social Studies Chapter 2 Test = Early Hominids
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Thursday (9/6): IXL - A.6, A.7, A.8, A.9 due
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/8):  6th Grade Ice-Cream Social (12:30 p.m.)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 

Due:

Notice - Scholastic Book Orders
 
I'm so sorry, I was informed that our Scholastic teacher code, LB99V,
was not working. I have fixed the problem, so it should work now!
Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
The website is scholastic.com/readingclub.
 
Please let me know if you need extra time. I can extend the deadline as needed.
Thank you!
 
 
 
 

Due:

Lin
Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Chapter 2 Preview activity, Introduction, Section 2 (in xerox copy of chapter)
  • "Lucy" videos (posted below)
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork:
  • New Turning Points workbook passed out
  • Excerpt from "Hatchet," p. 4-7 in workbook with annotations
Homework:
  • "Hatchet" green packet - Think Questions #1 and #4
  • IXL - A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 (due tomorrow)
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book should be selected and approved by 9/6
Please Note
....Wonder Valley registration is due soon! Please use the hehms.us website
or the link below to find the registration materials.
....students have the September Scholastic book order flyers and a
note with information about how to order online.
Ordering online is easy at scholastic.com/readingclub.
Just use our class code: LB99V!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/31): IXL - A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 due
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 
 

Due:

 Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Chapter 1 Test
 
Homework: Chapter 2 Preview Activity (p. 11 in ISN Workbook)
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • RACES Response Practice with "The Three Little Pigs" in English Journal
  • Gary Paulsen biography in green packet
Homework:
  • Daily Language Review worksheet (orange) - use editing marks as show in the English Journal. p.1. Do the entire page.
  • Continue to work on IXL A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 (due Thursday)
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due by next Wednesday (but the sooner, the better!)
Upcoming Dates
 
Thursday (8/31): IXL - A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 due
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 
 

Due:

 Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Archeology packet, p.3-6 (Artifacts, What's In A Mound, Tools Used by Archeologists, Robot Finds 20,000-Year-Old Paintings)
 
Homework:
  • Review for Chapter 1 Test, use blue Test Review suggestions and get a parent signature
  • Proofread your Chapter 1 notes in the ISN and be prepared to turn them in for a classwork grade (p. 6-9). You do not need to do p. 10.
English
Monday Classwork:
  • "How to Use Evidence Based Terminology" and "Tips for Evidence Base Terminology" in English Journal
  • Annotating and highlighting directions in English Journal
  • Hatchet green packet - Gary Paulsen author biography
Homework: Continue to work on IXL A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 (due Thursday)
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (8/29):  Chapter 1 Social Studies Test, Investigating the Past
Tuesday (8/29):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:10 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Thursday (8/31): IXL - A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 due
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)

Due:

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Cave Art Activity (Chapter 1 Notes completed in ISN Workbook, p. 6-9)
 
Homework:
  • The Chapter 1 test will be on Tuesday. Use the blue Chapter 1 Study Guide to review, get a parent signature, and turn it in on Tuesday before the test.
  • Be ready to have your Chapter 1 notes (ISN p. 5-9) checked and graded on Tuesday (for a Classwork grade). Proofread and make sure you used complete stand-alone sentences. You do not need to do p. 10.
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Correction of Grammar homework on "Compound Subjects and Predicates"
  • Binder - added one more section for "Grammar" with a binder divider
  • Writing lesson on using text evidence to support an answer (RACES) in English Journal
Homework:
  • IXL - A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 (due Thursday)
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book selection is due as soon as possible (use the pink "Approval Form" to have Mrs. Doan approve your book)
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (8/29):  Chapter 1 Social Studies Test, Investigating the Past
Tuesday (8/29):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:10 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Thursday (8/31): IXL - A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 due
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Thursday (9/7):  Java with Jason (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Friday (9/15):  Wonder Valley Registration Forms and Payment Due
Friday (9/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
 
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Chapter 1 Cave Art Activity
 
Homework: In the Archeology packet, do the first two pages. Read, highlight, and answer the one question on each page using a complete stand-alone sentence.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Compound Subjects and Compound Predicates in English Journal
 
Homework:
  • yellow grammar worksheet on Compound Subjects & Compound Predicates
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - work on finding your book and getting it approved
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (8/29):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:10 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Thursday (8/31): IXL - A.2, A.3, A.4, B.5 due
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
 
 

Due:

 Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Writing Complete Stand-Alone Sentences worksheet (in English Journal)
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Chapter 1, Section 2 with notes in ISN workbook p. 6
Homework:
  • Read Chapter 1, Section 3 in xerox (highlight)
  • Do Section 3 Notes in ISN Workbook (bottom of p. 6)
English
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Introduction of Book Report schedule and approval process for first book report (realistic fiction/mystery)
  • Daily Language Review worksheet (with proofreading marks)
  • BrainPop - "Subjects and Predicates"
  • IXL practice on subjects and predicates (A.2, A.3)
Homework:
  • Daily Language Review worksheet - bottom portion (use the proofreading marks we have been practicing in class, refer to the English Journal p.1)
  • IXL - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4 due tomorrow
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due Sept. 6 (but bring your book in for approval earlier if possible)
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/24): IXL - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4 due
Tuesday (8/29):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:10 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
Wednesday (9/6): Book Report book approval due for Realistic Fiction/Mystery
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Unit 1 Geography Challenge
  • Chapter 1 Preview Presentation
Homework: Unit 1 Geography Challenge - Questions #10, 11, 12 (on blue handout) and be ready to turn in the completed outline map and blue handout
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:  grammar lesson on sentence subjects and predicates in English Journal
 
Homework: continue to work on IXL - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4
 
Please Note
...today students were given a "Don't Forget" sign to put up in their locker.
The little red sign lists the items that students should bring to class every day
for English and Social Studies. When students pack up to come to class, they should
read the sign to make sure they have all their materials.
During class, additional trips to lockers for forgotten items should be avoided.
Hopefully this will help!
 
...if it has not already been turned in, please return the signatures for the Course Outline
and the IXL Introduction letter.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday 8/23 - Noontime Fun
Thursday 8/24 - IXL - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4 due
Tuesday (8/29):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:10 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
 
 
 

Due:

 Social Studies
Monday Classwork:
  • School supplies organized
  • Continued to work on Unit 1 Geography Challenge
Homework:
  • Chapter 1 Preview Activity (page 5 in the Interactive Student Workbook)
  • If you have not already, please bring a flashlight with your name on it
English
Monday Classwork: English Journal - Table of Contents and Proofreading Marks
 
Homework:
  • Continue to work on IXL B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4 (due Thursday)
  • Return the parent signature for the green IXL Introduction Letter (if not done)
Please Note
...Picture Day is tomorrow!
Students will go to the cafeteria with their P.E. classes to have their pictures taken.
Students should bring picture order forms (if not done online) to P.E.  
...we had so much fun observing the solar eclipse today! 
The pin-hole projectors worked great, and everyone had a turn with the solar glasses
that were shared among the students.
...if it has not already been turned in, please return the signatures for the Course Outline
 
Upcoming Dates
 
Tuesday 8/22 - Picture Day
Wednesday 8/23 - Noontime Fun
Thursday 8/24 - IXL - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4 due
Tuesday (8/29):  PTA Association Meeting (8:30 - 10:10 a.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria)
Monday (9/4):  Labor Day (No School!)
 

Due:

English
Friday Classwork: Introduction of IXL program (parent letter sent home)
 
Homework:
  • Parent Signature on IXL Introduction letter
  • IXL - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4 (due Thursday)
Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Unit 1 Geography Challenge
 
Homework: bring a flashlight with your name on it by Monday!
 
Please Note
...picture order forms were passed out to students today (picture day is on Tuesday)
...if possible, school supplies should be brought to class on Monday
(we will organize binder sections, etc.)
...on Monday, bring protective solar eyeglasses if you have them
...if it has not already been turned in, please return the signatures for the Course Outline
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday 8/21 - Eclipse (special schedule)
Monday 8/21 - School supplies due
Tuesday 8/22 - Picture Day
Wednesday 8/23 - Noontime Fun
Thursday 8/24 - IXL - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4 due
 
 

Due:

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • "What Is History?" essay
  • Unit 1 Geography Challenge introduced
Homework:
  • "About Me" page is due tomorrow
  • Bring a flashlight with your name on or before Monday
  • Bring school supplies to class on Monday (we will organize binders, etc.)
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Classroom Expectations Letter
  • Friend Spotting
Homework: Students and parents should go over the Course Outline letter (bright pink) and sign it at the bottom. Please return the signed portion before Wed., Aug.23.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday 8/18 - Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday 8/21 - Eclipse (special schedule)
Monday 8/21 - School supplies due
Tuesday 8/22 - Picture Day
Wednesday 8/23 - Noontime Fun
 
 
 

Due:

 
Back to School Night is tonight!
Parents are cordially invited to attend from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
to hear all about the exciting things going on in their
child's classrooms.
 
Students will be bringing home a flyer today that includes important information
about the evening's events. It also includes the student's class schedule and
room number locations so that parents can experience an abbreviated
version of their child's school day.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Introduction of "About Me" assignment
 
Homework: If possible, students should try to have their school supplies by Monday
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Emojis project
 
Homework: The "About Me" assignment is due Friday.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday 8/16 - Back to School Night (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Friday 8/18 - Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Tuesday 8/22 - Picture Day
Wednesday 8/23 - Noontime Fun
 
 
 
 

Due:

We had a wonderful first day of school!
 
Please use this page as an additional source of information
about classroom activities. Every day I will post details about
what we did in class (Classwork) and what was assigned
for homework (Homework) by subject.
 
When students are absent they can refer to this page
to see what they missed. Please remember that
both Classwork and Homework need to be made up
within a week of the absence (unless other arrangements have been made).
Hopefully this resource will make it easier!
 
 
Social Studies
 
Classwork:
  • Welcome and general info.
  • Binder Reminders and schedules passed out
  • School tour
  • Welcome Letter/School Supplies list
Homework:
  • Students should share the Welcome Letter/School Supplies List with their parents (this document is also posted on my "Home" page)
  • If possible, students should try to have their school supplies by Monday
English
 
Classwork: Emojis project
 
Homework: Bring an SSR book to read during Homeroom
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday 8/16 - Back to School Night (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Friday 8/18 - Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Tuesday 8/22 - Picture Day
Wednesday 8/23 - Noontime Fun