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6th Grade English & Social Studies Assignments

Instructor
Mrs. Stephanie Moffat
Term
2019-2020 School year
Department
English
Description
Welcome to Room 308! I'm looking forward to the many adventures we'll have together in Social Studies and English. In addition to homework and announcements, you'll also find resources for parents (and students) to help with the transition to Middle School! I'm looking forward to a fun and productive year! :) Mrs. Moffat

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Thursday's Assignments

Good Morning and OMG; it's the last day of school work in 6th grade, ever!!!

Congratulations!!!

            

Today you will turn in both of your final projects, if you haven't already. Remember to proofread your work by reading out loud. Reread instructions to ensure you have done all the requirements! Also, check your emails frequently. If there was a problem with your project, you need to fix it. I'll continue sending emails to alert you, so please don't stop checking! We are tying up loose ends this week! 
 

Here are the assignments for Thursday, May 21st: 

Both final projects are due by 3:00 p.m. today!! 
 
1. SUBMIT all 8 pages (or more if you needed extra pages) of the Covid-19 Journal into Google Classroom. Please put the pages in order from the Cover to the end. Further instructions are in Google Classroom. Be sure to hit "Submit" so I know it's ready to score! :)
 
2. INSERT your "Wanted" Poster for "Who Started the Trojan War" in the slide show. You can access the slide show in Google Classroom "Instructions" or try these links:
Period 2 Link:  Click Here for Slide Show
Please note: Only students in those classes can access the slide show links.
Please also note: Your slide will be deleted if done incorrectly, and I'll email you to fix it (and try to help, too). See the slides already submitted as examples of how it should look!
 
Reminders...
... Your "Return and Retrieve" Day is this week (for most of you). Please remember to return your Adventures of the Greek Heroes book and any other books you may have from the class library. Also remember to pick up your portfolio. I will be working on-site today and tomorrow, so hopefully I'll see you, but please ask for your portfolio if I'm not there. Remember to bring a large bag or backpack for your locker items.
 
... Our class parties will be next Tuesday, May 26th, at our regular Google Meet times:
9 AM for Periods 1&2, 10 AM for Periods 3&4
 
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

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Wednesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday 

Today you should be done or about done with both of your final projects. Remember to proofread your work by reading out loud. Reread instructions to ensure you have done all the requirements! Also, check your emails frequently. We are tying up loose ends this week! 
❤

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, May 20th: 

Both final projects are due by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st. Early submission is encouraged, so there are no last minute surprises and we can overcome submission problems, if you have any.
 
1. Complete the last page of the Covid-19 journal "The Return to Normal Life." Detailed directions are in Google Classroom and below. Due Thursday (5/21) by 3 PM.
 
Here are the instructions in Google Classroom for the Covid-19 Journal: 
 
Submit all eight (8) all of your Journal pages -- the Cover through "The Return to Normal Life"
Please put the 8 pages in order and scan or be sure your photos capture the entire page. If taking photos, lay the page on a flat surface and fill your camera screen with the page. Rotate the page to the right-side up position (not sideways)
Be sure your photo illustrations are completely colored in. Outline the illustration in sharpie, then color. Leave as little white as possible.
Be sure the photo frame and the little germ guy are also colored in.
Be sure you have at least 5 well-written sentences (i.e. detailed with sentence stretchers) for each page.
For the last page, write about how even on May 21st we still aren't close to returning to normal life. There are talks about lifting restrictions. What restrictions are being lifted? What would you like to see go back to how it was before the pandemic? How do you feel about the possibility of school starting out remotely next year? Please be sure the last page is completed even though we clearly have not returned to "normal" life yet! You can color what you're most looking forward to in the photo frame!
 
2. Keep working on your argumentative project "Wanted" Poster for Who Started the Trojan War. Submit it to the slide show, if done. The poster is due Thursday (5/21) in the Shared slide show in Google Classroom. You can access the slide show in Google Classroom "Instructions" or try these links:
Period 2 Link:  Click Here for Slide Show
Please note: Only students in those classes can access the slide show links.
 
Here are the Instructions in Google Classroom for the Wanted Poster:
 
Add your final completed poster to the class SlideShow
Remember a "head shot" and background that is realistic to ancient Greece
Little to no white space in your illustration
Outline your illustration in Sharpie and color in with colored pencil
Colors should be realistic to ancient Greece (no neon!)
Lightly color the parchment/scroll background in brown, tan, or yellow
Written work is in ultra fine or extra fine black Sharpie
The topic sentence is the name of the accused with an appositive above the illustration
The body part of the paragraph starts on the lines (should be the word "First," )
If you need to complete your paragraph on a separate sheet of paper, that is fine! Just be sure to insert both pages on one slide, side by side!
Your page or pages (if you needed a second sheet) should be the only thing showing in your photo/scan. Please crop your photo so there is no other background. Lie your page/s on a flat surface and fill the screen with your page/s.
 
Please note: Your slide will be deleted if done incorrectly and I'll email you. See the slides already submitted as examples of how it should look!
 
Reminders...
... Your "Return and Retrieve" Day is this week (for most of you). Please remember to return your Adventures of the Greek Heroes book and any other books you may have from the class library. Also remember to pick up your portfolio. I will be working on-site all 3 days, so hopefully I'll see you, but please ask for your portfolio if I'm not there (at check-in). Remember to bring a large bag or backpack for your locker items.
 
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

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Tuesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! 
 
So far, you are turning in excellent work! Keep it up!
❤

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, May 19th: 

Both final projects are due by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st. Early submission is encouraged, so there are no last minute surprises and we can overcome submission problems, if you have any.
 
1. Complete the Covid-19 page "Other Adventures" including the photo illustration, frame, and germ. Remember a minimum of 5 well-written sentences. Detailed directions are in Google Classroom. Use the Covid Memories Brainstorming Sheet for additional ideas. Submit all 8 pages (including the cover) in Google Classroom by Thursday (5/21).
 
2. Keep working on your argumentative project "Wanted" Poster for Who Started the Trojan War. Reread the Instructions in Google Classroom, to ensure you are ding the assignment correctly. The poster is due Thursday (5/21) in the Shared Slideshow in Google Classroom. If you don't have a "Who Started the Trojan War" rough draft in Google Classroom (with comments from me), you need to do that firstIf you are ready to submit the final project, be sure your page or pages (if you needed a second sheet) is the only thing showing in your photo/scan. Please crop your photo so there is no other background. Lie your page/s on a flat surface and fill the screen. Your slide will be deleted if done incorrectly and I'll email you. See the slides already submitted as examples of how it should look!
 
Reminders...
... Your "Return and Retrieve" Day is this week (for most of you). Please remember to return your Adventures of the Greek Heroes book and any other books you may have from the class library. Also remember to pick up your portfolio. I will be working on-site all 3 days, so hopefully I'll see you, but please ask for your portfolio if I'm not there (at check-in). Remember to bring a large bag or backpack for your locker items.
 
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

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Monday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Monday! 
 
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this morning in Google Meet. Attendance is mandatory for "attendance/participation" on Monday. If you are unable to attend, you must contact me so we can arrange "office hours" to meet.
 
Period 1&2 at 9 a.m. and Period 3&4 at 10 a.m.  
 
The link to the Google Meet is in your Sunday evening email and your Google Calendar. I will take attendance at the start of class. Make every attempt to be "seen" throughout the lesson. Wear your earphones or earbuds!
 
We will be discussing the LAST 2 PROJECTS EVER for ELA and SS during our class meeting!!! 
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, May 18th: 

  • The assignment links will both be posted in Google Classroom once our Google Meet "live" class has ended. 
  • All directions will be thoroughly explained and examples provided during our class meeting.
1. Complete the Covid-19 page "Keeping My Mind Sharp!" including the photo illustration, frame, and germ. Detailed directions are in Google Classroom. Use the Covid Memories Brainstorming Sheet for additional ideas.
 
2. Perfect your "Who Started the Trojan War" Rough Draft in Google Classroom. Begin copying the words in sharpie onto the "Wanted" Poster (the poster is due Thursday at 3:00 in the Shared Slideshow in Google Classroom).
 
Both projects are due by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st. Early submission is encouraged, so there are no last minute surprises and we can overcome submission problems, if you have any.
 
Reminders
... Google Meet is this morning. Log in 5 minutes early. No icons, all live faces! The guidelines for a Google Meet are below.
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
Guidelines for Google Meet
1. Wear your earbuds/headphones.
2. If your computer doesn't have a camera, please call in with a cell phone, so we can all see you. It is much easier to teach when you can see facial expressions, hands, body language, etc.
3. Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones (unless you're using one), no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners.
4. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.

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Sunday Night Reminder

Good Evening and welcome to your last academic week of 6th grade! Whooo Hoooo!!!

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's mandatory Google Meet:
 
Periods 1&2 at 9 AM
Periods 3&4 at 10 AM
 
Please access the meeting using a device with a camera (computer, Chromebook, PC, phone). Also, use your earphone or earbuds.
 
Check your email for the links!
 
See you tomorrow! :)

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Thursday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Thursday!

We are in the home stretch! Only 5 more academic days left! The Tuesday after Memorial Day Weekend will be our class (virtual) party! Work hard today to take pride in your final projects! You're doing so well! Let's finish strong! 


Here are the assignments for Thursday, May 14th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Complete the Covid-19 journal page entitled Stay Home They Said. This page relates to "Safer at Home" requirements, how your family and you adapted to being home together, your feelings about no birthday parties, scout meetings, baseball, softball, etc. Remember: you must have at least 5 detailed and well-written sentences. Please use the attached brainstorming sheet to help you with ideas when needed! Remember: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, Sights, Sounds (including dialogue), and Feelings.
 
2. Color the photo illustration on the Stay Home They Said page. Outline the illustration with a sharpie and then color it in. Please color the entire frame, too.  Remember to print out an extra sheet of lined paper, if needed (attachment below). Don't try scrunching the words in. Always write on a line!
 
3. Submit the completed Stay Home They Said page in Google Classroom (only). Just submit that one page, even if you needed an extra sheet to complete the section. Do not email the page to me -- submit it through Google Classroom only.
 
4. Go to yesterday's Google Classroom: Who Started the Trojan War Rough Draft Assignment.
  • Unsubmit your rough draft (if you submitted it), and
  • Revise and edit your rough draft. If you submitted your work during the day, you received revising and editing suggestions.
  • Be sure you are following the line-by-line directions provided in the Google Classroom instructions
  • Fix all spelling (underlined in red) and grammar (underlined in blue) errors.
  • Read the draft out loud.
  • When you are done with your revising and editing, click on "Submit".
Optional: Please watch the attached movie Alexander the Great at your leisure! It's a terrific movie and brings history to life (you'll have to scroll down a bit to access the movie).
 
Reminder
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

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Wednesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

We are in the home stretch! Only 6 more academic days left! The Tuesday after Memorial Day Weekend will be our class (virtual) party! Hang in there and let's finish strong!
 
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Here are the assignments for Wednesday, May 13th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Complete the Covid-19 journal page entitled Stay Away From Others. This page relates to staying away from others, small gatherings to no gatherings, how to shop at a store and waiting in lines 6 feet apart. Remember: you must have at least 5 detailed and well-written sentences. Please use the attached brainstorming sheet to help you with ideas when needed! Remember: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, Sights, Sounds (including dialogue), and Feelings.
 
2. Color the photo illustration on the Stay Away From Others page. Outline the illustration with a sharpie and then color it in. Please color the entire frame, too. You will not be turning in any work for the memory book until Thursday. Remember to print out an extra sheet of lined paper, if needed (attachment below). Don't try scrunching the words in. Always write on a line!
 
3. Go to Google Classroom for the Who Started the Trojan War Rough Draft Assignment (available at 8 a.m.). Type your rough draft (4-5 sentences) according to the directions. Read the directions a few times to understand what is being required and how to write this argument. Be convincing! Use the 2 bullet points on your Whodunnit chart as the brainstorming for who you think started the Trojan War.
 
Optional: Please watch the attached movie Alexander the Great at your leisure! It's a terrific movie and brings history to life (you'll have to scroll down a bit to access the movie).
 
Reminder
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 

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Tuesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

We are in the home stretch! Only 7 more academic days left! The Tuesday after Memorial Day Weekend will be our class (virtual) party! Hang in there and let's finish strong!
 


Here are the assignments for Tuesday, May 12th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Complete the Covid-19 journal page entitled The Day School Let Out. This page relates to our class discussion Monday morning about the day school let out on Friday, March 13, 2020 -- a minimum day because it was the end of the third quarter. Remember: you must have at least 5 detailed and well-written sentences. Please use the attached brainstorming sheet to help you with ideas when needed! Remember: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, Sights, Sounds (including dialogue), and Feelings.
 
2. Color the photo illustration on The Day School Let Out page. Outline the illustration with a sharpie and then color it in. Please color the entire frame, too. You will not be turning in any work for the memory book until Thursday. Remember to print out an extra sheet of lined paper, if needed (attachment below). Don't try scrunching the words in. Always write on a line!
 
3. Complete the argumentative chart Whodunnit? Hera through Hermes. Remember, you must have 2 bullet points for both the "was" and "wasn't" arguments. You can use Google Chat or create your own Google Meet to work on the argumentative chart in pairs or groups to brainstorm.
 
4. Turn in your completed Whodunnit chart by scanning it or taking a photo of the entire page (be sure the writing is legible) and submitting the page in Google Classroom. 
 
Optional: Please watch the attached movie Alexander the Great at your leisure! It's a terrific movie and brings history to life (you'll have to scroll down a bit to access the movie).
 
Reminder
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 

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Monday's Assignment

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this morning in Google Meet:  Period 1&2 at 9 a.m. and Period 3&4 at 10 a.m.  Remember to have with you the Black Ships Before Troy literature packet and a pencil or pen. The link to the Google Meet is in your Sunday evening email and your Google Calendar. I will take attendance at the start of class. Please call in with a phone if your computer doesn't have a camera.
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, May 11th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Print the attached Covid-19 Memory Book, a few Extra pages for Covid Book sheets, and open or print the Covid Memories Brainstorming Sheet. Complete the cover and first page It All Began. It All Began is actually about when you first heard about the pandemic, your feelings, your sources of information. Tomorrow's assignment will have more to do with our class discussion about the day school let out, so you might want to save that experience for tomorrow. You must have at least 5 detailed and well-written sentences. Please use the attached brainstorming sheet to help you with ideas when needed! (Remember: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, Dates - Friday, March 13, 2020, Sights, Sounds, and Feelings.)
 
2. Color the cover of the Memory Book and the illustration. Outline the illustration with a sharpie and then color in. Please color the entire frame, too. You will not be turning in any work for the memory book until Thursday.
 
3. Continue working on the argumentative chart Whodunnit? Thetis and Peleus through Aphrodite. We'll do the first 2 together in class. Remember, you must have 2 bullet points for both the "was" and "wasn't" arguments. You can use Google Chat or create your own Google Meet to work on the argumentative chart in pairs or groups to brainstorm. You will be turning in the chart on Tuesday in Google Classroom.
 
If you could not make class, you must email me to set up a meeting to discuss both of these projects. 
 
Reminders
... Google Meets are this morning. Log in 5 minutes early. No icons, all live faces! The guidelines for a Google Meet are below.
... Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
Guidelines for Google Meet
1. Wear your earbuds/headphones.
2. If your computer doesn't have a camera, please call in with a cell phone, so we can all see you. It is much easier to teach when you can see facial expressions and body language.
3. Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones, no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners.
4. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.

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Sunday Night Reminder

Good Evening and Happy Mother's Day to all your mothers! 
 
I'm looking forward to tomorrow's mandatory Google Meet:
 
Periods 1&2 at 9 AM
Periods 3&4 at 10 AM
 
Please have your Black Ships Before Troy reading packet on you, as we will be reading the play and starting the argument page together!
 
If your computer video isn't working, please use a cell phone to connect. I'd like to see your faces as I teach you!
 
Check your emails for the links!
 
See you tomorrow! :)
 

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Thursday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Thursday!

 

We had a birthday on May 2nd! Happy Birthday, Carter Chan! We'll be singing you Happy Birthday next Monday along with Rowan Burke whose birthday is on the 10th! 

 
Today in Social Studies you will finish the unit about Alexander the Great. In English, you can read the Think Question peer reviews given to you.
 

Here are the assignments for Thursday, May 7th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
 Please go the the HistoryAlive! website and click on Lesson 30: Alexander the Great and His EmpireFocus Question: How did Alexander build his empire? 
 
1. Take the online test for Lesson 30. I wanted the test to be open book, open notes, but it may not be feasible. If you are able, you can try to copy and paste the text and notes into a document. Otherwise, review the text and your notes, then take the test. The test will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m., so be sure to complete it before then.
 
You may choose to copy and paste your notes into a Google Doc. Here are directions from TCI for putting the text into your Google Drive, but some students say this doesn't work, so copying and pasting may be your best bet. Then split your screen with the text and the test:
 

From TCI:  You and your students can now save the TCI program text to Google drive.

Step 1: Go to Text on the purple sidebar.
Step 2: You will find the Google Drive icon User-added image on the Action Toolbar.
Step 3: Clicking on the icon opens up the "Save to Google Drive" window. If you are not already signed in to your google account, you will be prompted to do so. Once you are signed in, select the drive folder you want to save the text to and save.

Note: This feature only saves TCI text and does not save student created notes on the text.

 
2. Log into StudySync and go into your Binder. Click on First Read: Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Illiad to read the peer reviews given to you. 
 
Sunday is Mother's Day! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS! Kids -- be sure to do something extra nice for your mom who loves you so much and is working double during this quarantine! I hope you all have a fun and restful weekend celebrating the moms, aunts, grandmas, and special others in your life.
 
Monday: During our Google Meet we will be reading the play "The Apple of Discord" in your literature packet. We will also argue the question: Who Started the Trojan War?
 
Reminder...
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

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Wednesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

 
We had a birthday on May 2nd! Happy Birthday, Carter Chan! We'll be singing you Happy Birthday next Monday along with Rowan Burke whose birthday is on the 10th! 
 
Today in Social Studies you will finish reading about Alexander the Great. In English, you will be providing two anonymous peer reviews for the Think Questions. Only I will be able to see who is giving the reviews and you will not know who you are reviewing. Be sure you read the below directions carefully. This is your final opportunity ever (!) to show me you know how to write and evaluate a R/ACE response!
 

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, May 6th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
 Please go the the HistoryAlive! website and click on Lesson 30: Alexander the Great and His EmpireFocus Question: How did Alexander build his empire? 
 
1. Read Lesson 30 Section 6: How Alexander Adopted the Ways of Conquered Cultures, Section 7: Alexander's Empire Crumbles, and the Lesson Summary. Complete the corresponding  "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" for Sections 6 & 7. You do not have to do the Processing under the Lesson Summary. Write in complete sentences when asked in the "Notes" sections. 
 
2. Write 2 Peer Reviews. Log into StudySync through ConnectEd on the hehms.us school website. Click on First Read: Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Illiad and then click on Think and Submit your Think Questions (if not done already). You need to click on Think Question #3 and look for the submit button on the bottom right. You will then be prompted to Review Peer Responses. If you already submitted your response, you will have a window open. Select #6 Review to start. See the directions below.
 
The Peer Response will be on left and the rubric, space for your written review, and the scores to check are on the right. Once your reviews are completed, be sure to submit your work. You can read the reviews written by your peers by going into your Assignment (under Binder).
 
Directions for the Peer Reviews:
  • Give meaningful feedback using the provided rubric in the review section for each question (6 questions total -- 3 x 2).
  • Be specific: For Question #1 you need to cite text evidence (for example)
  • Once you've provided your 6 comments, select an overall score for each question:
    • 0 - no answer
    • 1 - incomplete answer (must be a 3 sentence ACE response)
    • 2 - complete and well-written
 
Reminder...
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

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Tuesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

It was so great to see you all yesterday morning! I always love interacting with you "live" on Mondays!  It was such a terrific discussion about the Black Ships excerpt. You kids are awesome!❤
 

We had a birthday on May 2nd! Happy Birthday, Carter Chan! We'll be singing you Happy Birthday next Monday (along with Rowan Burke whose birthday is on the 10th)! 

 
This week in Social Studies we will learn about Alexander the Great -- and think about why "great" is a part of his legacy. In English, we will continue working on the Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad unit.
 

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, May 5th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
 Please go the the HistoryAlive! website and click on Lesson 30: Alexander the Great and His EmpireFocus Question: How did Alexander build his empire? 
 
1. Read Lesson 30 Section 3: Alexander's Plan to Unite His Empire, Section 4: How Alexander Spread Greek Ideas, and Section 5: How Alexander Used Religion. Complete the corresponding  "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections under each passage. Write in complete sentences when asked in the "Notes" sections. 
 
2. Log into StudySync through ConnectEd on the hehms.us school website. Click on First Read: Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Illiad and then click on Think. Complete the answers to Think Questions #2 and #3. Please be sure to complete all Think Questions today as tomorrow we'll do 2 Peer Reviews. 
 
Reminder...
 
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

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Monday's Assignment

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this morning in Google Meet:  Period 1&2 at 9 a.m. and Period 3&4 at 10 a.m.  Remember to have the Black Ships Before Troy excerpt open on your computer for the class discussion. You also need your Black Ships Before Troy literature packet and a pencil or pen. The link to the Google Meet is in your email and Google Calendar. I will take attendance promptly at the start of class.
 
This week in Social Studies we will learn about Alexander the Great -- and think about why "great" is a part of his legacy. In English, we will continue working on the Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad unit.
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, May 4th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
 Please go the the HistoryAlive! website and click on Lesson 30: Alexander the Great and His Empire. Focus Question: How did Alexander build his empire? 
The equivalent of 2 textbook pages of reading and corresponding ISN assignments are listed below:
 
1. Read the Introduction to Lesson 30. Then complete the Preview questions at the bottom of the page.
 
2. Read Lesson 30 Section 1: The Peloponnesian War and The Rise of Macedonia and Section 2: Alexander Creates an Empire and complete the corresponding  "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections under each passage. Write in complete sentences when asked in the "Notes" sections. 
 
3. Log into StudySync through ConnectEd on the hehms.us school website. Click on First Read: Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Illiad and then click on Vocab. Match the words with their definitions (also found in your literature packet) and write an original sentence for each vocabulary word. *Capitalization, spelling, and punctuation count! -- esp. the period at the end of a sentence!!
 
4. Still in Study Sync, click on Think. Complete the answer to Think Question #1. We will be discussing the "Think Questions" today during our Google Meet class lesson, so you'll have a good background for addressing all of these questions. Please do not work on this until after the Google Meet.
 
 
Reminders
... Mark your attendance with an "X" by 12 noon. Links are provided below.
... Google Meets are this morning. Log in 5 minutes early. No icons, all live faces! The guidelines for a Google Meet are below.
 
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
Guidelines for Google Meet
1. Wear your earbuds/headphones, especially if you don't have a quiet, distraction-free area in your home.
2. Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones, no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners.
3. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.
4. If you have a camera, use it. It is much easier to teach when you can see facial expressions and body language.

Due:

Thursday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Thursday!

Today in Social Studies you'll finish up comparing the two ancient city-states of Athens and Sparta and thinking about how and why their two societies were so different. Today in English, you will continue annotating Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad. 
 

Here are the assignments for Thursday, April 30th:

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Go to IXL Grade 6 Social Studies and read and respond to IXL I.4 Comparing Athens and Sparta: Part 2.  Remember, you must complete the assignment by achieving the "mastered" or "completed" message. If you don't answer 5 of 6 questions correctly for each section, you will need to reread and answer the questions again. Be sure you are logged into IXL through your school account.
 
2. Log into StudySync through ConnectEd on the hehms.us school website. Click on First Read: Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Illiad and then click on Read then Annotate. Do #s 3 and 4 listed in the Annotation Guide in your Black Ships Before Troy literature packet (highlight and briefly describe the main characters in the story, Highlight and comment on the key events -- 4 or more -- in sequential order). See your Annotation Guide for more details. Remember, all highlighted annotations must have an accompanying question or comment.
 
Optional Challenge Work: (Grade 6 Language Arts) IXL Z.3 -- Identify vague pronoun references and IXL Z.4 -- Identify all of the possible antecedents
 
Reminders
... Mark your attendance with an "X" by 12 noon. Links are provided below.
... Email me when you complete late work and be specific with the name of the assignment
... Today is a good day to check PowerTeacher for missing assignments (email me when you complete any late work)
 
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 

 Have a great day! 

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Wednesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

Today in Social Studies you'll learn about the Greek city-state Sparta, located in a large fertile valley on the Peloponnese Peninsula (it was very rare to have this much farmland in Greece). Everyone wanted this fertile land, so the Spartans learned how to defend themselves and over time they became a formidable fighting machine. You'll compare the two city-states of Athens and Sparta and think about how and why their two societies were so different. Today in English, you will read (and listen to) Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad. The ancient Greeks and Trojans fought for ten long years over a woman, Helen, but why? What forces brought Paris, a Trojan prince, and Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, together in the first place? In Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad, author Rosemary Sutcliff retells the classic story of the Trojan War, which had its mythological origins in a golden apple presented to the “fairest” of the goddesses.
 

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 29th:

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Go to IXL Grade 6 Social Studies and read and respond to IXL I.3 Comparing Athens and Sparta: Part 1.  Remember, you must complete the assignment by answering 5 of 6 questions correctly for each section, or you will have to reread and answer again. Be sure you are logged into IXL through your school account.
 
2. Log into StudySync through ConnectEd on the hehms.us school website. Click on First Read: Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Illiad and (1). Listen to the Intro and (2). Click on Read to read/listen to the story. *This should be the only assignment showing. If you still see The Lightning Thief, you need to submit that assignment today!
 
3. While in the story, click on Annotate and do the first 2 assignments listed in the Annotation Guide in your Black Ships Before Troy literature packet (2+ questions and 1+ connection). Remember, all highlighted annotations must have an accompanying question or comment.
 
[4. Students who missed the Monday morning Google Meet only: Complete the Think Question emailed to you. Please let me know if you have any questions.]
 
Optional Challenge Work: (Grade 6 Language Arts) IXL Z.3 -- Identify vague pronoun references and IXL Z.4 -- Identify all of the possible antecedents
 
Reminders
... Mark your attendance with an "X" by 12 noon. Links are provided below.
... Email me when you complete late work and be specific with the name of the assignment
 
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
 

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Tuesday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

This week in Social Studies we will learn more about Athens -- geography, society, government, and culture. We will also compare Athens to Sparta, its common enemy, and consider the pros and cons of both societies. Today in English, we will begin a new unit Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad. You'll begin with some online research to build background, then examine vocabulary, learn about Homer, annotate, and practice critical thinking with some R/ACE responses. 
 

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, April 28th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Go to IXL Grade 6 Social Studies and read and respond to IXL I2 Classical Athens: Government and Culture. You will read this activity like you would a textbook. It has 2 sections and you need to answer 5 of 6 questions correctly in both sections to complete the activity. Be sure you are logged into IXL through your school account.
 
2. Today you will correct yesterday's Using Pronouns Correctly worksheet. Correct using a red pen. The answer key is the picture on this post and also an attachment below. Just like we've done all year, do not erase your answer, but rather mark the correct answer in red (so you can study what you've missed). Submit your corrected worksheet in Google Classroom Pronouns Worksheet. Steps: Take a picture or scan from a phone. Email it to yourself on your device and save. Then, in the Google Doc, select "Insert" and "Image" to upload your photo. I am scoring this assignment based on completion, not how well you did, so there's no need to change your answers.
 
3. Log into BrainPop through Clever on the school website. Watch the assigned video about Homer. Many facts from the video will answer the research questions in assignment #4 below. (The video will be available at 8 a.m.)
 
4. Go to the first page in the literature packet Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the IIliad (it is an attachment below). Here, you have 2 assignments: (1). Write the Parts of Speech for the given words. (2). Answer the 6 Build Background Questions/Research using bullet points or sentences -- whichever you are more comfortable using! You will not be turning this in today, but please do the research so you don't fall behind.
 
[5. Students who missed the Monday morning Google Meet only: Complete the Think Question emailed to you. Please let me know if you have any questions.]
 
Optional Challenge Work: (Grade 6 Language Arts) IXL Z.3 -- Identify vague pronoun references and IXL Z.4 -- Identify all of the possible antecedents
 
Reminders
... Mark your attendance with an "X" by 12 noon. Links are provided below.
... Email me when you complete late work and be specific with the name of the assignment
 
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
 

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Monday's Assignments

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this morning in Google Meet:  Period 1&2 at 9 a.m. and Period 3&4 at 10 a.m.  Remember to have The Lightning Thief excerpt open on your computer for the class discussion. The link to the Google Meet is in your email and Google Calendar. Email me by 8:45 a.m. if you have problems with the link or with meeting at that time. If you are unable to attend, I will email you an alternate writing assignment for Monday.
 
This week in Social Studies we will learn more about Athens -- geography, society, government, and culture. We will also compare Athens to Sparta, its common enemy, and consider the pros and cons of both societies. In English, we will finish up our unit for The Lightning Thief and begin a new unit Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad. You'll begin with some online research to build background, then examine vocabulary, learn about Homer, annotate, and practice critical thinking with some R/ACE responses. 
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, April 27th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
1. Go to IXL Grade 6 Social Studies and read and respond to IXL I1 Classical Athens: Geography and Society. You will read this activity like you would a textbook. It has 2 sections and you need to answer 5 of 6 questions correctly in both sections to complete the activity. Be sure you are logged into IXL through your school account.
 
2. Complete the last page in your The Lightning Thief reading packet Using Pronouns Correctly. If you don't have access to a printer: number a lined piece of paper or a Google doc 1-16 and write or type the correct answer in a list. Tomorrow you will correct this sheet with a red pen and there will be an assignment in Google Classroom where you can submit the corrected paper. For today, just complete the worksheet and hold onto it.
 
3. In ConnectEd StudySync, fix your annotations (10 +), if needed, based on our class discussion today and then submit the entire assignment.
 
4. Print out the packet Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the IIliad (it is an attachment below) in preparation for tomorrow's assignment. DO NOT WORK AHEAD. Only do the daily assignments listed on this class web page. Today, it is simply to print the packet. The 2 students without access to a printer (only) will be able to write or type the daily assignments on a separate piece of paper or a Google document. 
 
5. Students who missed the Monday morning Google Meet only: Complete the 3 Think Questions emailed to you by me. The responses are due by 8 p.m. Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Optional Challenge Work: (Grade 6 Language Arts) IXL Z.3 -- Identify vague pronoun references and IXL Z.4 -- Identify all of the possible antecedents
 
Reminders
... Mark your attendance with an "X" by 12 noon. Links are provided below.
... Google Meets are this morning. Log in 5 minutes early. No icons, all live faces! The guidelines for a Google Meet are below.
 
Mark ATTENDANCE each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
Guidelines for Google Meet
1. Wear your earbuds/headphones, especially if you don't have a quiet, distraction-free area in your home.
2. Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones, no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners.
3. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.

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Sunday Night Reminder

Dear Students,
 
I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful, restful weekend! 
 
I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning, Monday (4/27), in Google Meet!!! 
 

Period 1-2 Block:       9:00 a.m. 

Period 3-4 Block:     10:00 a.m.

 
If you haven't rsvp'd yet, check your emails or Google Calendar for the invitation and respond YES.
 
Notes:
  • We will be discussing The Lightning Thief, so prior to the meeting please open your First Read assignment in StudySync so you can view the excerpt and your annotations during the discussion. 
  • Participation is mandatory. If you are unable to attend class, let me know and I will send you an alternative assignment for Monday. If you don't let me know ahead of time and are unable to attend, I will send you the alternate assignment after teaching the 2 morning blocks, so check your emails.
  • Remember to let me know by 8:45 a.m. Monday morning if you are having problems with the link. You can call in to the meeting, if that is you.
Guidelines for the meeting:
1. Wear your earbuds/headphones, especially if you don't have a quiet, distraction-free area in your home.
2. Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones, no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners.
3. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.
 
I will post tomorrow's assignments by 8 a.m. on Monday!
 
See you tomorrow! :)

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Social Studies and English

Today in Social Studies we are finishing our studies on the "Rise of Democracy" and how the ancient Athenians developed this form of government -- the foundation for our own ideas of rule by the people. This week and next in English, we'll continue our studies on literary elements (theme, flashback, mood, internal and external conflict, suspense), idioms, and allusions (references to another literary character or work) while reading an excerpt from the incredible novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan! In this unit, we'll also review subject and object pronouns.
Reminder
...  Mark attendance each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4

Happy Thursday!!!!  :)

Here are the assignments for Thursday, April 23rd: 

** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
1. Log into HistoryAlive! online through www.hehms.us Online Curriculum Resources. Do the Lesson 26 Game "The Sphinx's Riddles" -- Use your readings and ISN notes to help you. Remember to answer the final question. This score will be entered in PowerSchool. 
 
2. In Google Classroom, click on the assignment Mood Words and watch the video "What's The Mood?" (3 minutes). Then complete the Mood Words worksheet by clicking HERE to type directly into the document. Add at least one word for each mood word. Upload the worksheet directly into Google Classroom: Mood Words. Click on the link, complete the worksheet, and click on download on the top right to save it to your files. Then attach the file to the assignment by clicking "Add or Create" and "File," which will submit your work.
 
3. Go to ConnectEd/Study Sync via the www.hehms.us site: Go to Assignments: "First Read: The Lightning Thief"
Click on Read to get to the excerpt and make 5 Annotations by following the directions below:
  • In Read, click on Annotate and make the 5 annotations in a different highlight color than yesterday's highlights. Remember to click on the highlighted portion to make your notes.
  • Highlight 2 examples of figurative language (similes, personification, etc.). In the Notes, identify which figurative language (label only, no additional notes needed).
  • Highlight 1 connection (connect the text to yourself, the world, or another piece of literature, for example). In the Notes, explain the connection.
  • Highlight 1 instance of internal conflict (man vs. self). In the Notes, explain the conflict.
  • Highlight 1 instance of external conflict (man vs. man, man vs. external forces, man vs. nature). In the Notes, explain the conflict.
Remember to read and reread all directions so you're sure you understand them and email me (smoffat@smusd.us) if you have any questions. You are doing an amazing job with your annotations and notes! I'm looking forward to next Monday when we'll be discussing the readings and our annotations!
 
Optional Challenge Work:  IXL Z.2-- Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
 

         Hooray! You've made it through another week of distance learning! Time to celebrate!

 
 

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Assignment

This week in Social Studies we are learning about the "Rise of Democracy" and how the ancient Athenians developed this form of government -- the foundation for our own ideas of rule by the people. This week and next in English, we'll continue our studies on literary elements (theme, flashback, mood, internal and external conflict, suspense), idioms, and allusions (references to another literary character or work) while reading an excerpt from the incredible novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan! In this unit, we'll also review subject and object pronouns.
Reminder
...  Mark attendance each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 22nd: 

** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
1. Print out the attached "Democracy" quiz and then log into BrainPop (through Clever on the hehms.us website). Watch the "Democracy" video and complete the 10-question online quiz. You should do well since the questions are same as the ones on the hard copy. Be sure to submit the online quiz for scoring. (BrainPop is up and running, so you should be good to go.)
 
2. Go to ConnectEd/Study Sync via the www.hehms.us site: Go to Assignments: "First Read: The Lightning Thief"
Click on StudySyncTV for the video which includes a student-led discussion(7:05 minutes)
 
3. Still in StudySync, click on Read to reread the passage and make 2 Annotations: one for flashback and one for mood by following the directions below:
  • In Read, click on Annotate and make the 2 annotations in a different highlight color than yesterday's highlights.
  • Highlight 1 example of  flashback (going back chronologically in a story to a previous event) and in the comments write "flashback".
  • Highlight 1 example of mood. Mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions. Usually, mood is referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece, as it creates an emotional setting that surrounds the readers. In the comments write "mood" and note what mood the sentence or passage is creating.  If you need help with mood, you can watch the video "Mood" on our class web page or by clicking HERE (optional).
Remember to read and reread all directions so you're sure you understand them and email me (smoffat@smusd.us) if you have any questions. You are doing an amazing job with your annotations and notes! I'm looking forward to next Monday when we'll be discussing the readings and our annotations!
 
Optional Challenge Work:  IXL Z.2-- Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
 

Have a great day

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Assignment

This week in Social Studies we are learning about the "Rise of Democracy" and how the ancient Athenians developed this form of government -- the foundation for our own ideas of rule by the people. This week and next in English, we'll continue our studies on literary elements (theme, flashback, mood, internal and external conflict, suspense), idioms, and allusions (references to another literary character or work) while reading an excerpt from the incredible novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan! In this unit, we'll also review subject and object pronouns.
Reminder
...  Mark attendance each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, April 21st: 

** Remember: All daily school work is due by 8:00 p.m. **
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
1. Read History Alive Lesson 26 "The Rise of Democracy" Section 3 (Tyranny), Section 4 (Democracy), and the Lesson Summary. Complete the online ISN "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" (Questions #1 - 4) for Sections 3 and 4. Remember to click on the photos to read the captions.
 
2. Correct your Lightning Thief vocabulary words in red using the Answer Key posted in Google Classroom-Lightning Thief under "Instructions" (no need to resubmit -- it is for your own knowledge). If you didn't do yesterday's assignment, you can submit the vocabulary copied from the answer key in red ink or typed in red and submit the late work into Google Classroom--Lightning Thief for participation credit.
 
3. Go to ConnectEd/Study Sync via the www.hehms.us site: 
  • Click on Assignments: "First Read: The Lightning Thief"
  • Play the "Intro"
  • Click "Read" to read the excerpt. You can click on "Audio" within that page to listen as you read
4. After reading the excerpt and still under the "Read" section, click on "Annotate" and make three (3) annotations: (Today's annotations will be scored in PowerSchool)
  • Make one (1) inference by highlighting the words and clicking on your highlight to type your notes (the inference you are making)
  • Ask two (2) questions about something in the excerpt you wonder about or don't understand by highlighting the words and clicking on your highlight to type your question
Optional Challenge Work:  IXL Z.2-- Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
 

Have a wonderful day! 

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Assignment

Good morning, awesome students! Happy Monday!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this morning in Google Meets: Per.1/2 at 9 a.m. and Per. 3/4 at 10 a.m. The link is in your emails and Google Calendar. Remember to email me by 8:45 a.m. if you have problems with the link or meeting at that time.
 
This week in Social Studies we are learning about the "Rise of Democracy" and how the ancient Athenians developed this form of government -- the foundation for our own ideas of rule by the people. This week and next in English, we'll continue our studies on literary elements (theme, flashback, mood, internal and external conflict, suspense), idioms, and allusions (references to another literary character or work) while reading an excerpt from the incredible novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan! In this unit, we'll also review subject and object pronouns.
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, April 20th: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
  • Mark your attendance with an "X" by 12 noon. Links are provided below.
  • Google Meets are this morning. Log in 5 minutes early. No icons, all live faces! The guidelines for a Google Meet are below.
Because some students reported they could not access BrainPop, I have changed today's lesson to the following:
1. Read History Alive Lesson 26 "The Rise of Democracy" Introduction, Section 1, and Section 2 and complete the online ISN "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" (Questions #1 - 4) for Sections 1 and 2. Remember to click on the photos to read the captions.
 
2. Print out the attached The Lightning Thief packet and staple the 5 pages together. Write your name on the cover. Then complete page 1 by reading about allusions and background information and completing the "Word Definitions" chart with 5 vocabulary words. We are reading the story tomorrow, so ignore anything referring to reading for now.
 
3. Take a photo of the vocabulary words and put into a document in Google Classroom Lightning Thief assignment. If you prefer to type the words, parts of speech, and definitions in a Google Doc, that is fine.
 
If you don't have a printer, please let me know asap. You should write the 5 words with their part of speech and definition on lined paper or type the words on a word or Google document. Be sure to type on a single page document (not an email or notes).
 
Optional Challenge Work:  IXL Z.2-- Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
 
Reminder
...  Mark attendance each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
Guidelines for Google Meets
1. Wear your earbuds/headphones, especially if you don't have a quiet, distraction-free area in your home.
2. Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones, no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners.
3. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.

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Assignment

Dear Students,
 
Greetings! I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful, restful weekend! 
 
I am looking forward to seeing your happy and smiling faces tomorrow, Monday morning (4/20), in Google Meet!!! 
 
Per.1-2 Block:       9:00 a.m.
Per. 3-4 Block:     10:00 a.m.
 
If you haven't rsvp'd yet, check your emails or Google Calendar for the invitation and respond YES. Remember to let me know by 8:45 a.m. Monday morning if you are having problems with the link. (You'll be able to call in, if that is you.)
 
Guidelines for the meeting:
1. Wear your earbuds/headphones, especially if you don't have a quiet, distraction-free area in your home.
2. Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones, no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners.
3. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.
 
I will post tomorrow's assignments by 8 a.m. on Monday!
 
 
See you tomorrow! :)

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Assignment

Announcements for Thursday evening, April 16th and Friday, April 17th

   
Please use Friday, April 17th as a day to complete work (if any). Especially check:
 
(1)  The Five Senses Poem and address the feedback comments, if you didn't do that today (Thursday).
(2)  Your Geography written response on Slide 6 asking: In what ways did geography shape the lives of ancient Greece? Check that you have 3 to 5 well-written sentences ONLY. Also, you should have this down by now, but just a reminder: always restate the prompt to start!
 
Check PowerSchool to see where you have missing or incomplete work. Remember to email me when you have completed a past due assignment smoffat@smusd.us
 
Google Meet Monday
Per. 1/2   9 AM
Per. 3/4  10 AM
Remember to check your emails and/or Google Calendar on Sunday for a link
to our Google Meet. Email me by 8:45 a.m. on Monday, if there is a problem
 
Optional for Friday or over the weekend:
1.  Once your Poetry Book is complete, print it out and staple with 2 staples on the left-hand side. For fun you can illustrate your poems or make fun borders. Send me ONE picture of your decorated Poetry Book for extra credit! Choose your favorite page. If you are in the picture holding it up, even better!  :) 
 
2.  Alone or with your family watch the movie attached below "Greece - Secrets of the Past." The movie runs about 45 minutes.
 
I am so incredibly impressed with you all! You are showing tremendous effort writing, revising, and editing, asking terrific questions, and taking responsibility for your own learning!
Give yourself a hearty pat on your back!
I really miss you all, and I know that nothing replaces classroom learning!
Thank you for being so awesome!
 
 
you rock Blank Template - Imgflip
 
Click HERE for image, if not showing above.

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Assignment

Here are the assignments for Thursday, April 16th

  
Today we're finishing up our lesson about the geography of Greece and how geography affected settlement in and development of this ancient civilization.
We're also completing our Poetry Book!
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
1. Log into Google Classroom "Poetry Book" and complete the Five Senses Poem following the given directions! Be sure to use adjectives to help me experience the 5 Senses!
2. Log into Google Classroom "Greek Geography and Greek Maps" -- Student Work.
  • Complete Slide 4 (Pile of Features) and Slide 6 (Response)
The features slide (Slide 4) will remind you about the physical geography, Slide 5 refers to your readings from Monday and you can skip over to Slide 6 for the word bank and prompt for a written response -- please use the readings to help you answer the big question on Slide 6: IN WHAT WAYS DID GEOGRAPHY SHAPE THE LIVES OF ANCIENT GREECE? Answer in 3 to 5 complete, detailed sentences (no more and no less)!
 
To respond (Slide 6) you can consider how and why GEOGRAPHY
    • isolated communities
    • made travel difficult
    • affected farming
    • led to colonies being established
    • led to the need to trade for goods
Feel free to use these words and ideas in your response!
 
Optional for Friday or over the weekend:
1.  Once your Poetry Book is complete, print it out and staple with 2 staples on the left-hand side. For fun you can illustrate your poems or make fun borders. Send me a picture of your decorated Poetry Book for extra credit! :) 
2.  Alone or with your family watch the movie attached below "Greece - Secrets of the Past." The movie runs about 45 minutes.
 
Reminders
...  Mark attendance each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
 
...  Email me at smoffat@smusd.us if you complete make-up work so I can change your score
 
...  Plan for "Google Meets" every Monday morning (9 AM Periods 1/2 and 10 AM Periods 3/4)
I will email you the link on Sunday, so check your emails and/or calendar for the link to the meeting
Please email me before 8:45 a.m. on Monday if you have any problems with the link or can't join the lesson.

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Assignment

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 15th

 
This week you're learning about the geography of Greece and how geography affected settlement in and development of this ancient civilization .
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
1. Log into Google Classroom and find the Assignment file "Greek Geography and Greek Maps" -- Student Work.
  • Complete Slides 2 and 3
Click into the [Template] Student Version 2.1a and type in the labels on Slide 2 (the map of Greece) PLEASE NOTE: ** On Slide 2, move #11 to the Balkan Mountains site and label "Balkan Mountains" -- seems to be a mistake. Also complete Slide 3 with 5 descriptive words in the provided box and 2 complete sentence "predictions" -- you should already have ideas from the video and readings (use the video and readings to help)
 
2. Also in Google Classroom, complete the Diamante Poem in the Poetry Book paying attention to the poem's directions and shape! The poem should look like a diamond when you are done.
 
Optional Challenge Work: Read History Alive's Lesson 25 "Geography and the Settlement of Greece" and, again optional, complete the Check for Understanding parts of the online ISN
 
Reminders
...  Mark attendance each day by 12 noon
Click HERE for Period 1/2
Click HERE for Period 3/4
...  Email me if you complete make-up work so I can change your score
...  Plan for Google Meets every Monday morning (9 a.m. Periods 1/2 and 10 a.m. Periods 3/4)
I will email you the link on Sunday, so check your emails and/or calendar for the link to the meeting
Please email me before 8:45 a.m. on Monday if you have any problems with the link.

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Assignment

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, April 14th

(Remember to "X" Attendance in the Google Drive Doc)

For the rest of the week you're going to learn about the geography of Greece and how geography affected settlement in and development of this ancient civilization .
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
1. Log into Google Classroom and Find the Assignment file "Greek Geography and Greek Maps." Find Tuesday's assignment: (3 items) 1. Flick through the The "Our World" Student 2.1 Instructional Slides; 2. Watch the Instructomania video "Geography of Ancient Greece" ; and 3. Read the 2-paragraph document "Ancient Greece Geography" (should take about 15 minutes total)
 
2. Also in Google Classroom, draft the "If I Were..." Poem paying attention to word choice and the number of words per line:
Line 1 - 5 words; Line 2 - 6 words; Line 3 - 7 words; Line 4 - 6 words; Line 5 - 4 words. This poem does not have to relate to your first poem. 
 
Optional Challenge Work: Read History Alive's Lesson 24 "The Silk Road" and, again optional, complete the Check for Understanding parts of the online ISN

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Assignment

Dear Students,
 
Welcome back to school! :) I hope you all had a wonderful, restful spring break! If you haven't yet read my email sent to you and your parents on Saturday (4/11), please do that now.
 
I am looking forward to seeing your happy and smiling faces Monday morning (4/13) in Google Meet!!! Go to your emails to retrieve the link and log into the chat! RSVP Yes in the email!
 
Per.1-2 Block:       9:00 a.m.
Per. 3-4 Block:     10:00 a.m.
 
Remember to wear your earbuds/headphones, especially if you don't have a quiet, distraction-free area in your home.
Follow "normal" school rules: No cell phones, no food/eating, appropriate clothing and manners. Do not use the "chat" area for anything but questions for the teacher.
 
During our meet, I will first answer any questions you might have -- you can raise your hand or write your question in the chat area. I will then demonstrate how to log into BrainPop. 
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, April 13th    (Remember to "X" Attendance in the Google Drive Doc)

Today you'll learn about the Silk Road -- not a single road at all, but rather a network of trading routes from Han dynasty China stretching west to the Mediterranean Sea and including various other ancient cultures! See if you can figure out what else was exchanged besides just goods!
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ENGLISH
1. Log into BrainPop through Clever on the hehms.us website to get to the assignments for the Silk Road
 
2. Watch the video and complete the 10-question online quiz (you can watch the video as often as you'd like to do well on the quiz)
 
3. Complete the BrainPop Silk Road vocabulary assignment (definitions and sentences). Use dictionary.com to find the definitions. Just do the provided words. You do not need to do the 2 additional words -- leave that part blank.
 
Remember, for original sentences, pay attention to the Part of Speech. End your sentences with a period. Use spell check. Do not start your sentences with a pronoun. Your sentences need to demonstrate your understanding of the meaning and usage of the word. Proofread your sentences by reading them out loud to check for mistakes before you submit them.
 
If we are unable to do these assignments online, then we will use the attachments below. More info. to follow if that is the case!
 
Optional Challenge Work: Read History Alive's Lesson 24 "The Silk Road" and, again optional, complete the Check for Understanding parts of the online ISN
 
Thesaurus Late Work 2nd Chance:
If you did not do the Thesaurus assignment in your Poetry Book before the break or did it incorrectly (I left you feedback if that is the case), you can do it today. 5 words total (4 synonyms and 1 antonym -- all the same Part of Speech). See the assignment details by clicking the "Show all assignments" link on this page. This assignment will be scored and is due Monday (4/13) by 8:00 p.m.
 

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Dear Students,
 
Whew! What a whirlwind two weeks! You were all rock stars! You definitely deserve some down time next week! (And so do your parents!)
 
I am so looking forward to seeing your happy and smiling faces tomorrow (Friday 4/3) in Google Meet!!!
 
Go to your emails to retrieve the link and log into the chat!
Per.1 and 2 Block:       9:00 a.m.
Per. 3 and 4 Block:     10:00 a.m.
 
A few of you are still finishing up the "I Don't Understand" poem (due Friday 4/3 at 8:00 p.m.) and perhaps the synonyms and antonym on p. 4 (Reminder: do not draft the poem).
 
If I don't see you Friday morning, have a wonderful spring break. Enjoy some quality time with your family!  Read a new book!  Take a trip (see below)!!!
 
: ) Mrs. Moffat
 
YOU CAN GO ON A TRIP OVER THE SPRING BREAK!!!

Click HERE to to take a "Virtual Field Trip"! :)

Expelliarmus boredom!

HARRY POTTER FANS CAN ENTER THE FREE HARRY POTTER WIZARDING WORLD!!!

Click HERE to transport yourself to the world of magic!

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Dear Students,
 
Tomorrow (Friday 4/3), I am planning a Google Meet with both classes. This meeting is OPTIONAL and for STUDENTS ONLY. Sorry, no parents, siblings, or pets allowed! ; )
Please look in your emails today (Thursday 4/2) for more information.
This will be an informal check-in and a way to see each other before the spring break! I really miss your smiling faces! :)
 

Reminders...

1. The work we assign is not optional.

2. Please do all assigned work, not the "Schedule of Periods" sent by Mrs. Faure. This aligns with our block periods, which 7th and 8th grade and electives don't have. It also reflects best teaching practices to break up lessons into reasonable "chunks" of time and helps with continuity. Both assignments together should not take longer than one hour to complete.
 
Remember, I'm here for you! Please continue to email me your questions and read through my feedback: smoffat@smusd.us
 

Here are the assignments for Thursday, April 2nd

SOCIAL STUDIES
1. In Google Classroom, click on the directions for "Lesson 23 Big Question Response." Read the directions then write your response. The score for this assignment will be the first one in PowerSchool for Q4, so please use spell check and do your best work** (see note below). After reading the assignment, please email me if you have any questions.
 
ENGLISH
1. In Google Classroom, there is a survey form entitled "Distant Learning Check-In." If you are able to open the document, please take the quick survey!
 
2. On page 4 "Thesaurus Poem" you selected your topic word yesterday (the topic word must relate to the 1st poem. Please fix your word if you missed that part of the assignment).
Today list 3 synonyms (same meaning) and 1 antonym (opposite meaning) under your topic word.
  • Take your time to choose the best 4 words.
  • Important: your 4 words should be the same Part of Speech as your topic word. Example: Friendship (noun) is the topic, then the 3 synonyms and 1 antonym must also be nouns. (I saw Nouns, Plural Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs in your Wednesday assignment).
  • Be sure to list the antonym last.
  • DO NOT DRAFT THE POEM and please DO NOT WORK AHEAD IN THE POETRY BOOK OVER THE BREAK. I have specific requirements for each poem, so you'll just have to delete work if you try to go ahead! 
  • You should only have 5 words in the box. We will work on this poem after spring break.
 
** A note about grading: It is still unclear if we will be grading with real grades, pass/not pass, completion grades, or comments only, but teachers are to begin keeping track of student progress in PowerSchool. Please don't ask me about this, as I won't have the answers. I just don't want to trick you or surprise you -- as you know that isn't how I teach! The first assignment scored in Q4 for SS will be the Lesson 23 Response and for ELA will be the "I Don't Understand" poem. The Response is due today by 8 p.m. and the poem tomorrow by 8 p.m. -- 99% of you have completed the poem already! Again, please email me if this is a problem. I want to work with you, and I'm on your team!
 
For those of you who didn't do yesterday's work: please go back to yesterday's assignment and read the directions. 
 

Optional Challenge Work (all week): Reference Skills IXL W.2 “Use guide words,” W.4 “Use dictionary definitions,” and/or W.5 “Use thesaurus entries.” Try to get to 80% for each skill! 

Online "Classroom" Expectations:                        
1.  Check "X" on the attendance chart in Google Drive by 12 noon.
2.  Work at your own pace, but complete all work by 8:00 p.m.
3.  Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year.
4.  Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
5.  Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it" to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette).
6.  Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between.          

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Dear Students,
 
You are continuing to do an amazing job doing your work and communicating with me. Keep it up! It's so important to continue to practice your critical thinking and communication skills -- you'll need those skills for anything you do in life!
 
This Friday, I am planning to do an optional Google Meet with both classes. Look for the meeting in your emails tomorrow.
Periods 1/2 will "meet" at 9:00 a.m. and Periods 3/4 will "meet" at 10:00 a.m.
This will be an informal check-in and a way to see each other before the spring break! I really miss your smiling faces! :)
 

A few reminders and new information (in purple):

1.  The work we assign is no longer optional.

2.  Be sure to mark attendance for me on the shared Google document found on your Google Drive AND for Mrs. Faure. Please mark attendance and read over the assignment in the mornings (before 12 noon). You have until 8:00 p.m. to complete the assigned work.

3. PLEASE DO ALL ASSIGNED WORK, NOT THE "SCHEDULE" OF PERIODS sent by Mrs. Faure. Most of you have been doing this, but I need to send the reminder again. I'm assigning 45 minutes - 1 hour's worth of work a day total (not including the Challenge work). This method is aligned with our block periods, which 7th and 8th grade and electives don't have. It also reflects best teaching practices to break up lessons into reasonable "chunks" of time and helps with continuity.
 
Remember, I'm here for you! Please continue to email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
 

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 1st!

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week: Lesson 23 -- The Han Dynasty!
Consider: In what ways did the Han Dynasty improve the government and daily life in China?
You'll be asked to answer this question in a well-written paragraph later this week.
 
1. Read Section 6 "Medicine," Section 7 "Science," and the Lesson Summary 
Remember to click on the photos to open up the photo captions!
 
2. Complete the “Check for Understanding” (green section only) for Sections 6 and 7. Remember to click on the "Check My Answers" box to check your answers!
 
ENGLISH
This week: Create a Poetry Book (in Google Classroom)

Be sure use a dictionary and thesaurus.

Go to our Google Classroom and click on the Poetry Book assignment. Do not hit "Share" and do not "Submit." I can see your work as you do it. We will be working on the Poetry Book after spring break, too. Please wait for my directions and don't work ahead!
 
Today's assignment:
 
1. Attached below is the Grading Rubric/Self-Evaluation form for the "I Don't Understand" poem. I've given feedback to each student at this point. Be sure you've addressed my feedback comments (should have done this yesterday, but you can still do it today). Then, use the rubric to ensure you followed all the directions. Make final editing changes. Be sure you'd give yourself a 6/6 score.
 
I'm looking forward to reading your final versions of the "I Don't Understand" poems over spring break next week!
 
2.  Go to "Thesaurus" Poem on page 4 of your Poetry Book
 
Today, I only want you to (1) read the directions and (2) decide on your main word (the primary, first word) for line one.
 
Directions: The word you choose MUST relate to the theme of your "I Don't Understand" poem.
For example, if your "I Don't Understand" poem was about a friend, then your word could be "Friendship" or "Encouragement"
Any word that somehow relates to the message or topic of your first poem works.
*BE SURE TO TYPE THAT FIRST WORD IN THE BOX on page 4
 

Optional Challenge Work (all week): Reference Skills IXL W.2 “Use guide words,” W.4 “Use dictionary definitions,” and/or W.5 “Use thesaurus entries.” Try to get to 80% for each skill! 

Online "Classroom" Expectations:                        
1.  Check the attendance chart in Google Drive by 12 noon (new)
2.  Work at your own pace, but complete all work by 8:00 p.m.
3. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year.
4. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
5. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it" to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette).
6. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between.          

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Dear Students,
 

Remember, the work we assign is no longer optional. Also, be sure to mark attendance for me on the shared Google document. 

Many thanks to you students for being responsible and taking charge of your learning. I'm so proud of you all! It is so important to continue to practice your critical thinking and communication skills -- you'll need those skills for anything you do in life!

Remember, I'm here for you! Please continue to email me with your questions or to just say hi. I love hearing from you: smoffat@smusd.us

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, March 31st!

 

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week: Lesson 23 -- The Han Dynasty!
Consider: In what ways did the Han Dynasty improve the government and daily life in China?
You'll be asked to answer this question in a well-written paragraph later this week.
 
1. Read Section 3 "Agriculture," Section 4 "Industry," and Section 5 “Art." 
Remember to click on the photos to open up the photo captions!
 
2. Complete the “Check for Understanding” (green section only) for all 3 sections. Remember to click on the "Check My Answers" box to check your answers!
 
ENGLISH
This week: Create a Poetry Book (in Google Classroom)

Be sure to have a dictionary and thesaurus open on your computer, or, if you have a real “book version” of a dictionary and thesaurus, have those next to you while you draft your poems.

Go to our Google Classroom and click on the Poetry Book assignment. Today we will revise and edit the completed draft for the “I Don’t Understand” poem.
 
A few of you need to brainstorm and begin again (including those who didn't do yesterday's work). If that is you
  • Begin with a message or central idea you want to convey in 3 words (see the sample poem).
  • Make sure all your lines relate to that message.
  • What you DO understand should address the outcome or the message (the last 2 lines). 
 
Today's assignment:
 
1. Be sure to add a title for your poem. Check the capitalization of the title. The title should relate to your overall theme or message.
 
2. Revise your poem by elaborating 2 or more lines to make your meaning more clear: Explain how, when, or why for those 2 lines. If you already have 2 lines with elaboration, you can skip this step.
Example: I don't understand...  why people cry.  
Revised: I don't understand...   why people cry when they are happy.
 
3. Add at least one adjective and one adverb to your poem to enhance the meaning. If you already have at least one of each, you can skip this step.
Example: I don't understand...  why people cry.  
Revised: I don't understand...   why people cry noisily when they are happy. (adverb)
 
4. If applicable, read my comments and suggestions and make those changes.
 
5. Now, after revising, 
  • Read your poem out loud to see how it sounds.
  • Reread your draft and change any last words to make your meaning clearer using the dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Reread your poem again and check for spelling using the dictionary or the spelling tool in Google (red underlines = spelling error that needs fixing).
  • Read your final version out loud again to check your “slam poetry technique” for emphasis and for a final check for mistakes
  • (Optional): Read your poem to a parent or sibling

Optional Challenge Work (all week): Reference Skills IXL W.2 “Use guide words,” W.4 “Use dictionary definitions,” and/or W.5 “Use thesaurus entries.” Try to get to 80% for each skill! 

Online "Classroom" Expectations:                            
1. Work at your own pace, but complete all work by 8:00 p.m. (new)
2. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year.
3. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
4. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it" to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette).
5. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between.          

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Hi Students,
 
Welcome to Week 2 of learning "quarantine-style"!  
 

As of this week, our school administrators have told us that the work we assign is no longer optional.  Thus, students are expected to complete and turn in assigned work. Many thanks to you students for being responsible and taking charge of your learning. I'm extraordinarily proud of you all! Be sure to mark attendance for me on the shared Google document. Remember, I'm here for you! Please continue to email me with your questions or to just say hi. I love hearing from you: smoffat@smusd.us

 
Here are the assignments for Monday, March 30th.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
This week: Lesson 23 -- The Han Dynasty!
Consider: In what ways did the Han Dynasty improve the government and daily life in China?
You'll be asked to answer this question in a well-written paragraph later this week.
  • Watch Mr. Zoller’s Podcast, “The Qin Dynasty and the Han Dynasty”: Click HERE for the video.
  • Go to History Alive! Lesson 23 “The Han Dynasty” and read the Introduction, Section 1 “Warfare,” and Section 2 “Government." Remember to click on the photos to open up the photo captions!
  • Complete the “Check for Understanding” (green section only) in the online ISN for Sections 1 and 2. Remember to check your answers!

 Optional Challenge Work: Complete all of the online ISN questions and brick drawings for Sections 1 and 2 (not including the Class Activity at the end of the sections)

ENGLISH
This week: Create a Poetry Book (in Google Classroom)

You will apply previous writing lessons using the 5 steps of writing: brainstorming (prewriting), drafting, revising, editing, publishing.

You will also apply your lessons on choosing precise words and using sensory and figurative language, adjectives, and adverbs to “paint a picture” in the reader’s mind and to create a feeling inside the reader.

Be sure to have a dictionary and thesaurus open on your computer, or, if you have a real “book version” of a dictionary and thesaurus, have those next to you while you draft your poems.

1. Go to our Google Classroom and click on the Poetry Book assignment. Today you will complete the “I Don’t Understand” poem.
HINT: For brainstorming, think of a 3 word message or statement (ex: Just, Be, Kind). This will be your emphasis portion (a thesis of sorts) and you can work from there to draft the rest of your poem! DO NOT HIT THE "SHARE" BUTTON -- I can see all work without it being shared!
  • When you’ve opened the Poetry Book to edit (it will be in Google Slides format), put your first and last name on the cover right away!
  • Glance through all of the slides, so you have an idea of what to expect this week!
  • Start with the first “I Don’t Understand” Poem. Read through the directions and brainstorm your ideas in the provided box.
  • Draft the poem. Be sure to consider where you want to slow down for emphasis (your message or statement -- the main idea of your poem).
  • Read your poem out loud to see how it sounds.
  • Reread your draft and change words to make your meaning clearer using the dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Reread your poem again and check for spelling using the dictionary.
  • Read your final version out loud again to check your “slam poetry technique” for emphasis and a final check for mistakes
  • (Optional): Read your poem to a parent or sibling

Optional Challenge Work (all week): Reference Skills IXL W.2 “Use guide words,” W.4 “Use dictionary definitions,” and/or W.5 “Use thesaurus entries.” Try to get to 80% for each skill! 

 
Online "Classroom" Expectations:                               
Boy Doing Carthweel Clip Art
1. Work at your own pace
2. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year
3. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
4. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it" to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette)
5. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between          

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Hi Students,
 
We made it through one week of distant class! I'm extraordinarily proud of you all.
On Saturday (3/28) we have a birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNIE LI!!!! I hope you have a great day, Annie! 
 
Happy Birthday Images | The Best Collection
 
 
 
 
 
Students: remember, I'm here for you!
Please continue to email me with your questions or to just say hi. I love hearing from you: smoffat@smusd.us
 
Here are the assignments for Friday, March 27th.
 
Today is the day to catch up on this week's assignments, if you fell behind. Specifically, complete the following, if you haven't yet:
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
1. The Lesson 22 Game "Crack the Code"
 
ENGLISH
1. StudySync "Close Read: Aesop's Fables" Quiz (10 questions)
2. Study Sync Skill "Theme: Aesop's Fables" -- submit the "Your Turn"
3. Study Sync "Blast" --  "Procrastination Nation"  Note: If you don't have a score by me in this assignment, it is not complete. Read the directions below and complete the blast!
This is a fun activity where you take a survey, read a brief article, and respond to the article. Then you get to comment on 3 to 10 of your classmates' responses! BE SURE YOUR REVIEWS INCLUDE A COMMENT! It is a review, not just a score. Have fun with this assignment! :)
 
FRIDAY'S "ASSIGNMENT" FOR ALL
For the vast majority of you who have completed the above assignments, here are some suggested "Things to Do"  from the Kids For Peace web site.
  • Look over the first 2 pages (Activities for Kids) and see if any of these projects look interesting to you.
  • Collaborate with classmates or do on your own. Let me know what you think you might do via email.
  • And give your parents a hug! They need to feel the love, too!
For the KIDS FOR PEACE document:  Click HERE
 
And here's something for my dog lovers:  Click HERE
 
Online "Classroom" Expectations:
1. Work at your own pace
2. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year
3. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
4. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it"
to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette)
5. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between

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Hi Students,
 
Great job submitting attendance and doing the school work! I'm so proud of you all. I hope you liked watching the videos about the Terracotta Warriors!
 
Remember, I'm here for you!
Please continue to email me with your questions or to just say hi, if you'd like -- I love hearing from you: smoffat@smusd.us
 
Here are the assignments for Thursday, March 26th
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
1. Play the Lesson 22 Game "Crack the Code" if you are done reading the entire chapter. Please take your time and look up the answers. Shoot for a perfect score! :)
If you haven't read all of Lesson 22, do this first and play "Crack the Code" tomorrow.
 
ENGLISH
1. Log into StudySync and under Assignments select the BLAST "Procrastination Nation" (* see Note below)
This is a fun activity where you take a survey, read a brief article, and respond to the article. Then you get to comment on up to 10 of your classmates' responses! BE SURE YOUR REVIEWS INCLUDE A COMMENT! It is a review, not just a score. Have fun with this assignment! :)
 
*Note, if you have not taken the reading comprehension quiz for "Aesop's Fables" or done the "Your Turn" for Theme (both in Study Sync), please do those 2 assignments before doing the Blast. You can do the Blast tomorrow.
 
Looking ahead:
Friday (3/27) will be a day to play catch up, if you fell behind, re-take the quizzes, if I email you directly, and get "Office Hours" help at a specific time, if you email me that request.
 
And here's one for my cat lovers (we know who you are....no names):  Click HERE
 
Online "Classroom" Expectations:
1. Work at your own pace
2. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year
3. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
4. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it"
to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette)
5. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between

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Hi Students and Parents,
 
Thank you for continuing to learn and grow in this new learning environment! Trust me, I'm doing the same! :)
 
A few points of business:
 
1. Please continue to check in for attendance with both me on our shared Google Drive form and with Mrs. Faure.
I'm sorry you have to do this twice, but the district is still working out attendance requirements and how best to keep track of our students.
 
2. Remember, for now all the work you do and submit remains officially ungraded. I will not use your work and scores in any official way (as per current District directives).
However, I will use the work and scores to assess student understanding. 
 
For example, for yesterday's reading comprehension quiz, the vast majority of you "nailed it"!
Students who scored below a "C" (7/10 for this quiz) were emailed directly with suggested strategies for improvement, and then retook the quiz (and they nailed it!). 
In this manner, I plan to assess student learning and individualize instruction for now.
 
Remember, I'm here for you!
Please continue to email me with your questions or to just say hi, if you'd like -- I love your sweet emails: smoffat@smusd.us
 
Here are the assignments for Wednesday, March 25th
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
1. Continue reading Lesson 22, Section 5 "The Emperor's Death" and the Lesson Summary
2. Complete the online ISN, Section 5's "Checking for Understanding" and last question where you get to judge if Xin Shi Huangdi was an effective leader or not. 
3. Watch two YouTube videos about the Terracotta Warriors
ENGLISH
1. Log into StudySync and this time go to the Skill "Theme: Aesop's Fables" assignment.
  • Watch and/or read "Define" and "Model," and then complete the "Your Turn" -- be sure to submit the "Your Turn" assignment
Optional: Re-watch the BrainPop lesson on Theme -- Click Here
Please note, this link may not work, but BrainPop is now free for students.
So if the "Click Here" link doesn't work, go to www.brainpop.com and search for "Theme" to get there!
 
Online "Classroom" Expectations:
1. Work at your own pace
2. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year
3. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
4. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it"
to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette)
5. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between

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Hi Students and Parents,
 
We had a great first day of learning. It was wonderful to receive emails from many of you.
 
One clarifying point: PLEASE DO ALL LESSONS, NOT THE "SCHEDULE" OF PERIODS sent by Mrs. Faure.
I'm assigning 45 minutes - 1 hour's worth of work a day total (not including the Challenge work), if you attend to both Social Studies and English work.
This method is aligned with our block periods, which 7th and 8th grade and electives don't have.
It also reflects best teaching practices to break up lessons into reasonable "chunks" of time and helps with continuity.
 
Many thanks to you students for being responsible and taking charge of your learning.
It's so important to continue to practice your critical thinking and communication skills -- you'll need those skills for anything you do in life!
Remember, I'm here for you! Please continue to email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
 
Here are the assignments for Tuesday, March 24th.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
1. Continue reading Lesson 22, Section 3 "Protecting the Northern Border" and Section 4 "Ending Opposition"
2. Complete the online ISN for those sections, especially the "Checking for Understanding" and last question where you get to judge if Xin Shi Huangdi was an effective leader or not. Mark that part with an 'X" -- I'd love to see what you all think about Shi Huangdi's effectiveness!
3. Watch the attached video about "The History of the Great Wall." 
 
ENGLISH
1. Log into StudySync and again go to the "Close Read: Aesop's Fables" assignment.
Click on Tab 4 "Quiz" and take the short, 10-question reading comprehension quiz. 
Challenge work: Answer one or more of the Tab 5 "Think" questions.
 
Online "Classroom" Expectations:
1. Work at your own pace
2. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year
3. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
4. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it"
to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette)
5. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between

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Hi Kids!
 
I found this excellent checklist online and thought I'd share. I'm going to post optional work for you daily beginning Monday (3/23) so check back then.
Miss you! :) Mrs. Moffat
 

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Hi Kids!
 
A joke for you! Reminder: I'm going to post optional work for you daily beginning Monday (3/23) so check back then.
 
Miss you! :) Mrs. Moffat
 

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Dear Students and Parents,
 

I’m so happy you are checking in! It feels great to reconnect with you! :)  Here is some suggested work for Monday, March 23rd!

Remember: all work is optional and ungraded. It's here for you so you can keep practicing reading comprehension, writing, and critical thinking skills! Please note that even though all assignments are optional, I am happy (and want) to provide feedback, answer questions, etc., so please feel free to email me with questions as we navigate this together: smoffat@smusd.us. Friday is the suggested time for "office hours" and we'll just work together to see how this all goes. Please know that I am here for you! 

SOCIAL STUDIES   (expected time, not including the Challenge work: 20 minutes)

1. Log into HistoryAlive! through our hehms.us website or click here: https://www.hehms.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=231089&type=d&pREC_ID=527459

  • Read Lesson 22 - the Introduction through Section 2 about the Qin dynasty and China's 1st Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, who unified China under a single, Legalist government.

Challenge work: complete the online ISN that accompanies the reading 

ENGLISH   (expected time, not including the Challenge work: 10 - 15 minutes)

1. Using the same link as above, log into the English StudySync site through ConnectEd.
Click on  the picture with "Close Read: Aesop's Fables" and:
  • Play the vocabulary game by clicking the "Vocabulary" tab
  • Think about the Skills Focus questions that precede the fables under the "Read" tab

Challenge work: Practice annotating online and adding written responses by responding to one or more of the Skills Focus questions

Online "Classroom" Expectations:
1. Work at your own pace
2. Apply the annotation and close reading skills you've learned this year
3. Email me your questions: smoffat@smusd.us
4. Once I've responded to your email, email me back with a simple "Thank you" or "Got it" to let me know that you received my response (this is also good email etiquette)
5. Chunk your work into 20 minute segments and take mind/body breaks in between
 

Suggestions for Mind/Body Breaks:

1. Connect with your classmates in Google Hangout
2. Read or listen to a book (see below)
3. Play a musical instrument, if you have one
4. Play board games and puzzles
5. Bake cookies or a favorite family recipe
6. Scrapbook photos of friends and family
7. Write a letter to your grandparents or a friend
8. Organize an area in your room
9. Create a comic book
10. Study patterns in plants by collecting leaves
11. Create a new, original dance, board game, or other game
12. Do yoga online or learn how to meditate online (especially on a rainy day)
13. Ride a bike or a scooter, walk, or jog -- enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors and our beautiful neighborhoods
14. Give your parents a hug and tell them how much you love and appreciate them!
 

I've linked the Amazon Audible free stories on our class website below.

The San Marino Public Library is also offering book order service with curbside pickup: https://www.cityofsanmarino.org/government/departments/community_services_/library/index.php

 

Due:

Assignment

Wednesday, March 18th 
 
Dear Students,
 
I hope you are healthy, safe, and taking care of yourselves at home. I miss all of you very much. Please reach out to me through my school email smoffat@smusd.us if you have any questions or just want to say hello! I will be in touch with you again through your school email account on Friday, so check your emails. Until then, take care. I can't wait to reconnect with each and every one of you.
 
:) Mrs. Moffat

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Inspirational Quote (Buddha, Confucius, Laozi, Hanfeizi) due on Friday.
2. Begin studying for Thursday's Ch. 21 Test
 
English:
1. Complete page 2, Vocabulary, and the "Think Questions" on pages 4 and 5 in your "Aesop's Fables" reading packet
 
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/12): Ch. 21 Test "Three Chinese Philosophies"
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN pages 154-155
 
English:
1. Complete page 1 in your reading packet "Aesop's Fables" begun in class (first 4 vocabulary words)
 
Also (some students only): If you did not complete your StudySync "Your Turn" skills for "The Road Not Taken" you have a second chance to complete your classwork/homework tonight ONLY.
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 20 Test. Play the online game "The Sphinx's Riddle" and go through the "How to Study for a Social Studies Test" checklist.
 
English:
1. Memorize the subject personal pronouns
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5): Ch. 20 "The Shang Dynasty" test
Friday (3/6): "The Road Not Taken" Literature test,
including grammar (personal and possessive pronouns)
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN for Ch. 20, if not done in class (not including processing)
 
English:
1. IXL B.1 due tomorrow - 100%
2. Reading packet pages 2, 11, and 12
 
Homeroom Only
Bring your Spirit Day t-shirt design to class tomorrow, if you designed one
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5): Ch. 20 "The Shang Dynasty" test
Friday (3/6): "The Road Not Taken" Literature test,
including grammar (personal and possessive pronouns)
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1.Study for tomorrow's Ch. 19 test by playing the Chapter 19 online game and reviewing your ISN notes. Use the "How to Study for a Social Studies Test" checklist for more ideas. Quizlets are attached.
 
English:
1. IXL A.1 (Main Ideas) due Friday (2/28) - 100%
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/28): Ch. 19 "Geography and the Early Settlement of China" test
Friday (2/28): IXL A.1 due (100%)
Wednesday (3/4): IXL B.1 due (100%)
Friday (3/6): IXL B.2 due (100)
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN page143 - 145, if not done in class.
2. Begin studying for Friday's Ch. 19 Test (Quizlets linked below)
English:
1. IXL A.1 (Main Ideas) due Friday (2/28) - 100%
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Ongoing: PTAffiliates Summer Academy Registration is Online
* Please see the link for a description of Mrs. Moffat's STEAM class designing computer games and incoming 6th grade writing, if you have friends or siblings, and Mrs. Brunner's 7th grade writing class, among other great classes
http://www.smsummer.us/
Friday (2/28): Ch. 19 "Geography and the Early Settlement of China" test
Friday (2/28): IXL A.1 due (100%)
Wednesday (3/4): IXL B.1 due (100%)
Friday (3/6): IXL B.2 due (100)
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete sections 19.3 and 19.4 in your ISN page142, if not done in class.
English:
1. IXL E.3, L.1, S.2 due Wednesday (2/26)
2. Study for tomorrow's Figurative Language quiz. See link for terms "Identifying Figures of Speech" if you need it.
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Ongoing: PTAffiliates Summer Academy Registration is Online
* Please see the link for a description of Mrs. Moffat's STEAM class designing computer games and incoming 6th grade writing, if you have friends or siblings, and Mrs. Brunner's 7th grade writing class, among other great classes
http://www.smsummer.us/
Wednesay (2/26): Figurative Language Quiz
Wednesday (2/26): Noontime Fun
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete 2 sections in your ISN pages 132-133, if not done in class.
English:
1. IXL E.3, L.1, S.2 due Wednesday (2/26)
2. Complete the figurative language worksheets, if not done in class. See link for terms "Identifying Figures of Speech" if you need it.
 
Urgent Request
Our supply of kleenex and disinfectant wipes is dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
On a related vein: Please keep your sick child at home. This especially applies to colds (runny noses, scratchy or sore throats, sneezing, and coughing). Just because there's no fever doesn't mean they're not sick.
Please keep your child at home if s/he has a cold.
Thanks in advance for your consideration keeping others healthy.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/21): PTAffiliates Summer Academy Registration Begins
* Please see the link for a description of Mrs. Moffat's STEAM class designing computer games and incoming 6th grade writing, if you have friends or siblings, and Mrs. Brunner's 7th grade writing class, among other great classes
http://www.smsummer.us/
Tuesday (2/25): Figurative Language Quiz
Wednesday (2/26): Noontime Fun
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN page 130, if not done in class
English:
1. IXL E.3, L.1, S.2 due Wednesday (2/26)
 
Request
Our tissue paper and disinfectant wipes supplies are dwindling quickly. If you are able over the next few weeks, please consider donating tissues and wipes to our classroom to help keep us healthy!
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/21): Figurative Language Quiz
Friday (2/21): PTAffiliates Summer Academy Registration Begins
* Please see the link for a description of Mrs. Moffat's STEAM class designing computer games and incoming 6th grade writing, if you have friends or siblings, and Mrs. Brunner's 7th grade writing class, among other great classes
http://www.smsummer.us/
Wednesday (2/26): Noontime Fun
Friday (3/13): End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
 
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 17 test
2. Memorize the Preamble (to recite on Wednesday). Remember to bring your red card back to turn in.
English:
1. Do IXL E.4 (Interpreting Figurative Language). 20 minutes and greater than 80% or better. See attachment below, if you need reminders.
 
Upcoming Dates
Week of 2/10: Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Wednesday (2/12): Ch. 17 "The First Unification of India" test;
recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Thursday (2/13): Career Day
Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal
Friday (2/14): Happy Valentine's Day! -- No School/Holiday
Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18): No School/President's Day

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Begin studying for Wednesday's test.
2. Start memorizing the Preamble (memorize by Wednesday)

English:
1. Do IXL E.5 (Classifying Figurative Language). 20 minutes and greater than 80% or better. See attachment below, if you need reminders from today's lesson.
 
Upcoming Dates
Week of 2/10: Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Wednesday (2/12): Ch. 17 "The First Unification of India" test;
recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Thursday (2/13): Career Day
Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal
Friday (2/14): Happy Valentine's Day! -- No School/Holiday
Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18): No School/President's Day

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)

English:
1. Spend 20 minutes working on your book report "cover"
2. (Some students only): Complete the "Red Sweater" writing and symbol, if not done in class
 
Upcoming Dates
Week of 2/10: Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Wednesday (2/12): Ch. 17 "The First Unification of India" test
Thursday (2/13): Career Day
Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal
Friday (2/14): Happy Valentine's Day! -- No School/Holiday
Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18): No School/President's Day

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)

English:
1. If you forgot yesterday, print your Buddha Lesson paper (single-sided, no staples)
2. (Optional): Research the outfit/s worn by your book report person. Bring a picture to class to help with your book report.
 
Upcoming Dates
Week of 2/10: Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Thursday (2/13): Career Day
Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal
Friday (2/14): Happy Valentine's Day! -- No School/Holiday
Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18): No School/President's Day

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete pages 126- 127 in your ISN, if not done in class
2. If not done in class, please print your Buddha Lesson paper (single-sided, no staples)
 
English:
1. Bring your revised, edited book report rough draft to class tomorrow.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/5): Book Report Rough Draft due
Week of 2/10: Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Thursday (2/13): Career Day
Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal
Friday (2/14): Happy Valentine's Day! -- No School/Holiday
Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18): No School/President's Day

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete p. 126 for Section 1 in your ISN, if not done in class
 
English:
1. Study for tomorrow's "Eleven" test. Remember to bring your completed "Eleven" reading packet to class tomorrow to turn in. (Test: Literary analysis, similes, story structure terms, symbolism, and vocabulary)
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (2/4): "Eleven" Literature Test
Wednesday (2/5): Book Report Rough Draft due
Week of 2/10: Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Thursday (2/13): Career Day
Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal
Friday (2/14): Happy Valentine's Day! -- No School/Holiday
Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18): No School/President's Day

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)
 
English:
1. Complete the book report Rough Draft (bring to school tomorrow)
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (2/4): "Eleven" Literature Test
Week of 2/10: Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Thursday (2/13): Career Day
Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal
Friday (2/14): Valentine's Day -- No School/Holiday
Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18): No School/President's Day
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Type the rough draft for paragraph one in Google Classroom's "Buddha Lesson Essay" (Buddha's life from birth to Enlightenment using your "Getting Ready to Write" planning sheet)
 
English:
1. Spend at least 15 minutes working on the rough draft for your book report
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/31): Book Report Rough Draft due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Study for Wednesday's Ch. 16 "Buddhism" test
Quizlet: 125478332 and 8805053
 
English:
1. Complete pages 7 and 8 in your literature packet, if not done in class
2. IXL M.1, M.2, and M.3 due Wednesday (1/29)
3. Bring your biography/autobiography book to class tomorrow
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/29): Ch. 16 "Learning About World Religions: Buddhism" test
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
Bring your book to school as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
Wednesday (1/29): IXL M.1, M.2, M.3 due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Begin studying for Wednesday's Ch. 16 "Buddhism" test
Quizlet: 125478332 and 8805053
 
English:
1. Complete pages 10 and 11 in your literature packet, if not done in class
2. IXL M.1, M.2, and M.3 due Wednesday (1/29)
3. Keep reading your biography/autobiography book
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/29): Ch. 16 "Learning About World Religions: Buddhism" test
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
Bring your book to school as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
Wednesday (1/29): IXL M.1, M.2, M.3 due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Read "Buddha's Teachings" and be prepared for a reading comprehension "Entrance Slip Quiz"
 
English:
1. Complete page 9 in your "Eleven" reading packet, if not done in class
2. Start IXL M.1, M.2, and M.3 due Wednesday (1/29)
3. Keep reading your biography/autobiography book
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Saturday (1/25): Chinese New Year!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will begin the book report assignment in class).
Wednesday (1/29): IXL M.1, M.2, M.3 due
Wednesday (1/29): Lesson 16 "Learning About World Religions: Buddhism" test

Due:

Assignment

Students: If you are donating an item for our 100th Day celebration,
please remember to bring it tomorrow!
 
Many thanks to those families who have already brought in their item!
 
HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Read "The Story of Buddha's Enlightenment" and be prepared for a reading comprehension "Entrance Slip Quiz"
 
English:
1. Complete the two "Eleven" vocabulary words on page 5 in your reading packet.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

Students: If you are donating an item for our 100th Day celebration,
please give your parents the green assignment sheet
that you received in class last Friday.
Remember to bring your donation by Thursday!
 
Parents of periods 3/4 students: We are still in need of 3 more volunteers to
reach our desired 100 items of GORP snack. If you are
able to help, let you child know tonight and I'll send the assignment
home with your child tomorrow.
 
Thank you very much!!
 
HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 15 "Hinduism" test
2. The pink "Little Buddha" movie permission slip is due tomorrow, Wednesday (1/22)
 
English:
1. Complete the "Eleven" vocabulary words on pages 3 and 4 in your reading packet.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/22): Lesson 15 "Learning About World Religions: Hinduism" test
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete the pink Hinduism (both sides), if not done in class
2. The pink "Little Buddha" movie permission slip is due Wednesday (1/22)
 
English:
None :)
Optional: Learn your name in sign language by Friday (1/17)
 
 Please Remember
... to give your parents the yellow sheet
in regards to the 100th Day of School!
Many thanks to those families who have already
indicated they can help out!

Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/16): The Story of My Life Test
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School
Wednesday (1/22): Lesson 15 "Learning About World Religions: Hinduism" test
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete the online ISN Sections 6 and 7 for Lesson 15, if not done in class
 
English:
1. Study for tomorrow's The Story of My Life test
2. Optional: Learn your name in sign language by Friday (1/17)
 
 Please Remember
... to give your parents the yellow sheet
in regards to the 100th Day of School!

Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/16): The Story of My Life Test
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School
Wednesday (1/22): Lesson 15 "Learning About World Religions: Hinduism" test
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete the online ISN Sections 3 - 5 for Lesson 15, if not done in class
 
English:
1. IXL C.1, D.1, and P.1 are due on Wednesday (1/15), 20 minutes/80% or 100% for each skill
2. Find your biography/autobiography book. Book approval forms are due Wednesday (1/15).
3. Optional: Learn your name in sign language by Friday (1/17)
4. Complete the "Think Questions" worksheet (you will be turning this in tomorrow). Use the StudySync TV discussion (pages 1 and 2 in your yellow packet) to help

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (1/16): The Story of My Life Test*
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School
Wednesday (1/22): Lesson 15 "Hinduism" Test
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
* test date subject to change

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete the online ISN Intro through Section 2 for Lesson 15, if not done in class
 
English:
1. IXL C.1, D.1, and P.1 are due on Wednesday (1/15), 20 minutes/80% or 100% for each skill
2. Find your biography/autobiography book. Book approval forms are due Wednesday (1/15).
3. Optional: Learn your name in sign language by Friday (1/17)

Upcoming Dates
Monday (1/13): Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (1/16): The Story of My Life Test
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete the pink "Indus Valley Civilization" worksheet.
 
English:
1. IXL C.1, D.1, and P.1 are due on Wednesday (1/15), 20 minutes/80% or 100% for each skill
2. Find your biography/autobiography book. Book approval forms are due Wednesday (1/15).
3. Do the bottom portion of page 4 in your "The Story of My Life" packet. Remember, PoS = Part of Speech

Upcoming Dates
Monday (1/13): Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 13 Social Studies test
 
English:
1. IXL C.1, D.1, and P.1 are due on Wednesday (1/15), 20 minutes/80% or 100% for each skill
2. Find your biography/autobiography book. Book approval forms are due Wednesday (1/15).

Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/9): Ch.13 Test "Geography and the Early Settlement of India"
Monday (1/13): Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29): Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN pages 100 - 102, if not done in class (not the "Processing" on p. 102)
 
English:
1. IXL C.1, D.1, and P.1 are due on Wednesday (1/15), 20 minutes/80% or 100% for each skill
2. Find your biography/autobiography book. Book approval forms are due Wednesday (1/15).

Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/9): Ch.13 Test "Geography and the Early Settlement of India"
Monday (1/13): Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)
 
English:
1. Complete the Growth Mindset "Resolutions" worksheet (both sides). Remember to write in complete sentences where required and use sentence stretchers to explain how or why (when applicable).

Upcoming Dates
Monday (1/13): Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School

 

Due:

Assignment

Dear Students and Parents,

Many thanks for making today such a fun and festive one! Your thoughtful Secret Elf gifts and notes for each other and your contributions to our party made for a fabulous end-of-the-year celebration. Your much-appreciated efforts created special 6th grade memories for us all!

Best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season!

Enjoy this special time of year with your wonderful families.

I’ll look forward to seeing you all in 2020!

Well, the students I'll see tomorrow and then 2020! :)

Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes
Monday (1/13): Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School

Due:

Assignment

Please bring your party donations

and holiday spirit tomorrow!

Thank you! :)

 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes
Monday (1/13): Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15): Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17): Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17): ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20): Martin Luther King Day - No School

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Study for tomorrow's Chapters 11 and 12 Test. Remember to return the green parent signature page.
 
English:
None :)

Please Remember
.... The Secret Elf gift (wrapped) with gift tag securely attached (colored, cut around the edges) and with the recipient's name on it is due tomorrow Wednesday (12/18)
.... our class feast and party is Thursday (12/19). Thank you in advance for helping to make this a special day for the students. 
 
Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable) for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/18): Joint Chapters 11 and 12 Social Studies test "Judaism"
Wednesday (12/18): Wrapped Secret Elf gift with gift tag (colored) and attached to the outside of the gift due today
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Study for Wednesday's Chapters 11 and 12 Test. Remember to return the green parent signature page on Wednesday (12/18).
 
English:
1. Study for tomorrow's  "Helping Verbs" quiz. Correct today's practice quiz. Remember: spelling and order count. Write the words down in order on a piece of paper to check.

Please Remember
.... The Secret Elf gift (wrapped) with gift tag securely attached (colored, cut around the edges) and with the recipient's name on it) is due by Wednesday (12/18)
.... our class feast and party is Thursday (12/19). Thank you in advance for helping to make this a special day for the students. 
 
Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable) for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (12/17): Helping Verbs quiz
Wednesday (12/18): Joint Chapters 11 and 12 Social Studies test "Judaism"
Wednesday (12/18): Wrapped Secret Elf gift with gift tag (colored) and attached to the outside of the gift due today
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Discuss with your parents possible contributions to our class feast next Thursday. We especially value food items special to your family, identity, religion, or culture. But of course all contributions are appreciated. Party signups will be tomorrow in class.
2. Complete ISN p. 88, if not done in class.
 
English:
1. Keep memorizing the "Helping Verbs" song. Write the words down in order on a piece of paper to check.

   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable) for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuedsday (12/17): Helping Verbs quiz
Wednesday (12/18): Joint Chapters 11 and 12 Social Studies test "Judaism"
Wednesday (12/18): Wrapped Secret Elf gift with gift tag (colored) and attached to the outside of the gift due today
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. "Secret Elf" Information Sheet is due Thursday (12/12)
 
English:
1. Begin memorizing the "Helping Verbs" song
2. IXL BB.1 due Wednesday (12/11), 20 minutes and 80% or more

   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable) for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Your ancient Egypt research essay with Bibliography (typed final version) is due tomorrow, Friday, December 6th. Please bring one color copy to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together). If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer. You will not be able to print it out in class. 
 
English:
none :)
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable) for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/6): Ancient Egypt Research Essay with Bibliography Due
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Your ancient Egypt research essay with Bibliography (typed final version) is due Friday, December 6th. Please bring one color copy to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together). If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer. You will not be able to print it out in class. 
 
English:
1. Complete the Greek word roots and prefixes section on your pink worksheet.
 
Please Remember
.... to obtain a parent signature on your green "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due tomorrow!
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/5): "Secret Elf" Permission Slip Due
Friday (12/6): Ancient Egypt Research Essay with Bibliography Due
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Return the green "Secret Elf" permission slip with parent signature. Due Thursday (12/5).
 
English:
1. Complete the Latin Roots and Prefixes - meaning and sample words (top half of pink sheet).
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/5): "Secret Elf" Permission Slip Due
Friday (12/6): Ancient Egypt Essay with Bibliography Due
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)
 
English:
None :)
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/5): "Secret Elf" Permission Slip Due
Friday (12/6): Ancient Egypt Essay and Works Cited Due
Thursday (12/19): Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20): Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20): Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3): WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6): School Resumes
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Use the blue sheet to help you revise and edit your ancient Egypt report. Remember to start with the 3 steps you wrote on the back!
 
English:
none :)
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29): Thanksgiving Break
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. (Some students only): If needed, complete your research note-taking for your ancient Egypt report.
By tomorrow, you should have completed your Ancient Egypt essay rough draft. Please remember that you have been given ample time in the classroom to work on your essay. Be sure you are using your class time wisely as you should be able to complete all of the writing in class.
2. For each of your 4 Egypt Report subtopics, jot down the "big idea" -- why it is important, interesting, or the result, perhaps.
 
English:
none :)
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29): Thanksgiving Break
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)

English:
1. Complete your book report -- both the pink rough draft and final version are due on Wednesday (11/20)
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/20): Book Report final version due
Reminder: the pink rough draft is also due that day
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. (Some students only): If needed, take notes from one online source for your ancient Egypt report.
 
English:
1. Complete Common Core Workbook pages 78 - 81 "Integrating Information"
2. Work on your Book Report -- both the pink rough draft and final version are due on Wednesday (11/20)
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/20): Book Report final version due
Reminder: the pink rough draft is also due that day
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)
 
English:
1. Study for tomorrow's Island of the Blue Dolphins literature, grammar (commas), and vocabulary quiz
2. Remember to bring the completed yellow Island of the Blue Dolphins literature packet to school on Friday (11/15) for a completion score
 
Last Day!!!  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 (11/15): Last day to donate to Operation Christmas Child!
Friday (11/15): Island of the Blue Dolphins quiz
Wednesday (11/20): (*new date) Book Report final version due
Reminder: the pink rough draft is also due that day
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None -- Use this time to work on your book report comic strip!
 
English:
1. Spend 20 - 40 minutes working on the final version of your book report.
2. You must bring your book report rough draft and final versions to class tomorrow for a progress check (and to work on during class, if time).
 
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 (11/15): Last day to donate to Operation Christmas Child!
Friday (11/15): Island of the Blue Dolphins test
Friday (11/15): Book Report Final version due
Reminder: the pink rough draft is also turned in on Friday
Please note: due date may change to next Tuesday
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None -- Use this time to work on your book report comic strip!
 
English:
1. Spend 20 - 40 minutes working on the final version of your book report.
 
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 (11/15): Island of the Blue Dolphins test
Friday (11/15): Book Report Final version due
Reminder: the pink rough draft is also turned in on Friday
Please note: due date may change to next Tuesday
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete your Ancient Egypt map. The maps are attached in the link below. Remember to write your name in pencil on the back.
 
English:
1. Complete the book report rough draft (complete sentences in the boxes; no drawing). Remember: Box #5 is your conflict (copy from graphic organizer) and the inciting action.
 
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!
 
Reminder...
...  to order Scholastic Book Orders (optional) through our online classroom link or by returning the order with a check (no cash) by Tuesday, November 12th. If you want to order directly online, our class code is: L8BZH

Link to Scholastic: https://clubs2.scholastic.com

Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/8): Ancient Egypt map due
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): Book Report Final version due
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria
Friday (11/22): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Spend 20 minutes working on your Ancient Egypt map. The maps are attached in the link below. Your Ancient Egypt map is due on Friday (11/8).
 
English:
1. Complete Common Core workbook pages 24 - 26. Remember to use the question answers to help you write a brief summary.
 
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!
 
 Reminder...

...  to order Scholastic Book Orders (optional) through our online classroom link or by returning the order with a check (no cash) by Tuesday, November 12th. If you want to order directly online, our class code is: L8BZH

Link to Scholastic:   https://clubs2.scholastic.com

Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/8): Ancient Egypt map due
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria
Friday (11/15): Fantasy or Science Fiction final book report due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Spend 20 minutes working on your Ancient Egypt map. The maps are attached in the link below. Your Ancient Egypt map is due on Friday.
 
English:
1. Complete Common Core workbook page 23 (Questions 1-4)
2. Remember to bring your book report book to school tomorrow
 
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!
 Reminder...

...  to order Scholastic Book Orders (optional) through our online classroom link or by returning the order with a check (no cash) by Tuesday, November 12th. If you want to order directly online, our class code is: L8BZH

Link to Scholastic:   https://clubs2.scholastic.com

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Friday (11/8): Ancient Egypt map due
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. If not done in class, finish writing your 4 possible Egypt Report subtopics on the "Guided Essay" form.
2. Complete the last 2 pages in your "Gift of the Nile" packet
 
English:
1. Complete Think Question #4 on page 10 in your Island of the Blue Dolphins packet
 
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
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria

Due:

Assignment

NO HOMEWORK!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  :)
 
Upcoming Dates
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete the Lesson Game (The Sphinx's Riddle) for Lesson 9; study for tomorrow's test
 
English:
1. Keep reading your book report book (complete reading by Wed. 11/6)
3. Do the Frayer vocabulary word "fortunate" in your yellow Island of the Blue Dolphins packet
 
Upcoming Dates
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31): Lesson 9 "Daily Life in Ancient Egypt" test
Thursday (10/31): Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN pages 70 and top half of 71, if not done in class.
 
English:
1. IXL Skills X.1, X.3, and X.9 (sentences) are due Wednesday (10/30). Remember you need a score of 70 or above and 20 minutes minimum OR a score of 100 -- whichever comes first. If a skill is taking too long, over an hour of work to get to 70, please talk to me during class.
2. Keep reading your book report book (complete reading by Wed. 11/6)
3. Do the Frayer vocabulary word "limp" in your yellow Island of the Blue Dolphins packet
 
Upcoming Dates
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30): IXL X.1, X.3, X.9 due
Thursday (10/31): Lesson 9 "Daily Life in Ancient Egypt" test
Thursday (10/31): Happy Halloween!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN pages 68 and 69, if not done in class.
 
English:
1. IXL Skills X.1, X.3, and X.9 (sentences) are due Wednesday (10/30). Remember you need a score of 70 or above and 20 minutes minimum OR a score of 100 -- whichever comes first. If a skill is taking too long, over an hour of work to get to 70, please talk to me during class.
2. Keep reading your book report book (complete reading by Wed. 11/6)
3. Do the Frayer vocabulary word "shaft" in your yellow Island of the Blue Dolphins packet
 
Upcoming Dates
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30): IXL X.1, X.3, X.9 due
Thursday (10/31): Happy Halloween!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None, unless you wish to review the postcards in your ISN.
 
English:
1. IXL Skills X.1, X.3, and X.9 (sentences) are due Wednesday (10/30). Remember you need a score of 70 or above and 20 minutes minimum OR a score of 100 -- whichever comes first. If a skill is taking too long (over an hour of work) to get to 70, please talk to me during class.
2. Print out two versions of your Wonder Valley essay, if you are done. Remember: no staples and one-sided only.
3. Study for tomorrow's adjectives and types of sentences quiz
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/25): Adjectives and Types of Sentences (Simple, Compound, Complex) Quiz
Friday (10/25): Quarter 1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30): IXL X.1, X.3, X.9 due
Thursday (10/31): Happy Halloween!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies: 
1. Complete ISN pages 62 and 63, if not done in class
 
English:
1. IXL Skills X.1, X.3, and X.9 (sentences) are due Wednesday (10/30). Remember you need a score of 70 or above and 20 minutes minimum OR a score of 100 -- whichever comes first. If a skill is taking too long (over an hour of work) to get to 70, please talk to me during class.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/25): Adjectives and Types of Sentences (Simple, Compound, Complex) Quiz
Friday (10/25): Quarter 1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30): IXL X.1, X.3, X.9 due
Thursday (10/31): Happy Halloween!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies: 
1. Complete the "Knowledge Check" page for "Egypt's Three Kingdoms" reading packet
 
English:
1. IXL Skills JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, and JJ.4 (commas) are due Wednesday (10/23). Remember you need a score of 70 or above. If the skill is taking too long, please talk to me during class.
2. Science Fiction or Fantasy Book pink approval form is due Wednesday (10/23)
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16): IXL JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due
Wednesday (10/23): Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Approval Form due
Friday (10/25): Quarter 1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31): Happy Halloween!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies: 
Period 1: None :)
Period 3: Complete ISN p. 60
 
English:
1. IXL Skills JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, and JJ.4 (commas) are due Wednesday (10/23). Remember you need a score of 70 or above. If the skill is taking too long, please talk to me during class.
2. Science Fiction or Fantasy Book pink approval form is due Wednesday (10/23)
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16): IXL JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due
Wednesday (10/23): Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Approval Form due
Friday (10/25): Quarter 1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1): Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31): Happy Halloween!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy or Science Fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11): Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Study for tomorrow's Lesson 7 test. Play the Lesson 7 game, due Friday (10/18). In addition, use the "How to Study for a Social Studies Test" checklist to help study for the test.
 
English:
1. IXL Skills JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, and JJ.4 (commas) are due Wednesday (10/23). Remember you need a score of 70 or above. If the skill is taking too long, please talk to me during class.
2. Science Fiction or Fantasy Book pink approval form is due Wednesday (10/23)
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/18): Lesson 7 Test "Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan"
Friday (10/18): ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast
Wednesday (10/16): IXL JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due
Wednesday (10/23): Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Approval Form due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Begin studying for Friday's Lesson 7 test. Play the Lesson 7 game by Friday (10/18). Use the "How to Study for a Social Studies Test" checklist to help.
 
English:
1. IXL Skills JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, and JJ.4 (commas) are due Wednesday (10/23). Remember you need a score of 70 or above. If the skill is taking too long, please talk to me during class.
2. Science Fiction or Fantasy Book pink approval form is due Wednesday (10/23)
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16): Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): Lesson 7 Test "Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan"
Friday (10/18): ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast
Wednesday (10/16): IXL JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due
Wednesday (10/23): Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Approval Form due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete ISN pp. 55 - 56. Remember to underline the key terms in your paragraphs.
 
English:
1. IXL Skills E.1, EE.1, and S.1 are due tomorrow Wednesday (10/16)
2. Science Fiction or Fantasy Book pink approval form is due Wednesday (10/23)
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16): IXL E.1, EE.1, S.1 due
Wednesday (10/16): Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): Lesson 7 Test "Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan"
Friday (10/18): ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast
Wednesday (10/23): Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Approval Form due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete ISN p. 54, if not done in class
 
English:
1. IXL Skills E.1, EE.1, and S.1 are due Wednesday (10/16)
2. Science Fiction or Fantasy Book pink approval form is due Wednesday (10/23)
3. If not done in class, complete your 3 topic sentences in your white pre-planning graphic organizer for your Wonder Valley essay
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16): IXL E.1, EE.1, S.1 due
Wednesday (10/16): Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast
Wednesday (10/23): Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Approval Form due

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 6 "Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia" test -- complete the lesson game "Crack the Code" if not done in class. Play Quizlet. Remember your text readings tomorrow.
 
English:
None :) (Unliess you are one of the handful of students still working on your Wonder Valley Memories preplanning sheet)
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/10) : Ch. 6 "Open Book" Test
Friday (10/11): Minimum Day - End of Q1 (12:30 Dismissal)
Wednesday (10/16): Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast
 
 

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Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete the white DBQ packet "Knowledge Check" and any other incomplete page
 
English:
1. Study for tomorrow's Guts test
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/9): Guts Literature Test
Thursday (10/10) : Ch. 6 "Open Book" Assessment
Friday (10/11): Minimum Day - End of Q1 (12:30 Dismissal)
Wednesday (10/16): Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast
 

Due:

Assignment

Dear Students and Parents:
We had an exciting week at Wonder Valley! It's so much fun to bond outside the classroom.
FYI - We don't have formal finals in ELA and SS this week, but there will be a literature test for the Guts story unit on Wednesday and a Ch. 6 "Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia" assessment on Thursday. Also, please check Power School for missing assignments or for makeup IXL. All makeup work needs to be turned in by this Friday, the end of the quarter. Please talk to me if you have any questions.
 
HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete the first page of the DBQ packet.
 
English:
1. Begin studying for the Guts test by reading the passage again and reviewing your notes, especially the Think Question responses, in your yellow packet.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/9): Guts Literature Test
Thursday (10/10) : Ch. 6 "Open Book" Assessment
Friday (10/11): Minimum Day - End of Q1 (12:30 Dismissal)
Wednesday (10/16): Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
none
 
English:
1. Complete your book report sandwich pages. Book Report pink planning sheet, yellow rough draft, and final completed pages are due tomorrow. We will cut and assemble the final sandwich pages in class.
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/27): Book Report due
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)
Wonder Valley Theme Days: Disney and Neon!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Study for tomorrow's Lesson 5 "Ancient Sumer" test; play the online Lesson 5 Game Information Excavation; refer to the checklist handed out in class and attached to this assignment for additional study strategies
 
English:
1. Spend 20+ dedicated minutes working on your book report. Complete the last page writing (Favorite Part) and begin coloring the cover and pieces. If you have remained on task, all the writing should be done after tonight's homework.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/26): Ch. 5 "Ancient Sumer" Test
Friday (9/27): Book Report pink planning sheet, yellow rough draft, and final completed pages due
We will cut and assemble the final sandwich pages in class
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)
Wonder Valley Theme Days: Disney and Neon!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete ISN pages 36 and 37, if not done in class
 
English:
1. Spend 20+ dedicated minutes working on your book report. Write the words for all interior pages in sharpie (slices 2-6), and if you have time, begin coloring in those pieces.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Ch. 5 "Ancient Sumer" Test
Friday (9/27): Book Report pink planning sheet, yellow rough draft, and final completed pages due
We will cut and assemble the final sandwich pages in class
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)
Wonder Valley Theme Days: Disney and Neon!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete ISN p. 34 and 35
 
English:
1. Spend 20+ dedicated minutes working on your yellow book report rough draft. All the sentences should already be written in pencil (3 days in class plus homework last week). Now it's time to use a red pen only (don't erase) to:
 
a. change past tense verbs to present tense verbs (-ed to -s, -es; was/were to am/is/are)
b. circle misspelled words, look them up (or ask a parent), and write the correct spelling above the circled word
c. Check for capitals (beginning of sentence, titles, proper nouns) and ending punctuation
If your rough draft is perfected, revised and edited in red, then use the minutes to work on the final version (write the words first, do the coloring/art last).
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Ch. 5 "Ancient Sumer" Test (tentative)
Friday (9/27): Book Report yellow rough draft and final pages due
We will cut and assemble the final sandwich pages in class
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)
Wonder Valley Theme Days: Disney and Neon!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete ISN p. 33
 
English:
1. Complete the last 2 pages of the Hatchet packet (the entire packet should be complete and in your neatest writing). You will be turning in the Hatchet packet tomorrow.
2. Study for tomorrow's Hatchet literature test
3. Spend 10 minutes working on your yellow book report rough draft
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/20): Hatchet Literature Test
Tuesday (9/24): Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Friday (9/27): Book Report yellow rough draft and final pages due
We will cut and assemble the final sandwich pages in class
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Play the Ch. 4 online Lesson Game "Matrix of Knowledge" to prepare for tomorrow's test
 
English:
1. Complete the pink Plot Diagram (book report pre-planning sheet). Be sure your one sentence conflict directly relates to the other plot elements, especially the climax (turning point).
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/19): Ch. 4 "The Rise of Sumerian City-States" Test
Friday (9/20): Hatchet Literature Test
Tuesday (9/24): Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Finish writing the Ch. 5 picture captions and vocabulary definitions, if not done in class.
2. Begin studying for Thursday's Ch. 4 test (chapter game; Quizlets 96858989 and 17978641)

English:
1. Do Hatchet packet page 6, "Think Question" #5
2. IXL Skills E.2, X.2, and X.5 are due Wednesday (9/18)
3. Remember to bring your book report book to class tomorrow
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Wednesday (9/18): IXL Skills E.2, X.2, and X.5 due
Thursday (9/19): Ch. 4 "The Rise of Sumerian City-States" Test
Friday (9/20): Hatchet Literature Test
Tuesday (9/24): Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Be sure both ISN pages 25 and 26 are completed, if not done in class.

English:
1. Complete Common Core Workbook (CCWB) pages 41-45
2. IXL Skills E.2, X.2, and X.5 are due Wednesday (9/18)
3. Keep reading your realistic fiction book (must be read by Wednesday 9/18)
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Wednesday (9/18): IXL Skills E.2, X.2, and X.5 due
Thursday (9/19): Ch. 4 "The Rise of Sumerian City-States" Test
Friday (9/20): Hatchet Literature Test
Tuesday (9/24): Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
None :)

English:
1.IXL Skills E.2, X.2, and X.5 are due Wednesday (9/18)
2. Keep reading your realistic fiction book (must be read by Wednesday 9/18)
3. Complete Think Question #2 on page 5 in your "Hatchet" packet.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Wednesday (9/18): IXL Skills E.2, X.2, and X.5 due
Tuesday (9/24): Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 3 "From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers" test
2. Play the Lesson 3 game "Charting the Course" as preparation for the test
To get to the lesson game: go to www.hehms.us, click on "Academics", select "Online Curriculum/ Resources", select "History Alive!", then sign-in with the teacher email (smoffat@smusd.us), your username and password, click on "Lesson 3", select "Lesson Game" on the left and you should see the Charting the Course game!

English:
1.IXL Skills E.2, X.2, and X.5 are due Wednesday (9/18)
2. Keep reading your realistic fiction book (must be read by Wednesday 9/18)
3. If not done in class, complete the Annotation Assignment (numbers 1, 2, 3, and 5) on p. 4 in your "Hatchet" packet
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/12): Chapter 3 "From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers" test
Wednesday (9/11): IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, T.2 due
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Tuesday (9/24): Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete the final version of your hominin Superhero poster. Remember to be specific when describing the capabilities. Do not bullet point: "uses fire," as this does not explain how this action helped them survive. Instead, write "uses fire for warmth, cooking, and to keep predators away". Check the grading rubric that I gave you to make sure you included all required parts. Remember to bring both pink sheets and the final version to class tomorrow.
2. If you already completed your Superhero poster, begin studying for Thursday's Ch. 3 test: Quizlet 52334668 and 56727692 and History Alive's Lesson 3 game "Charting the Course"
English:
1.IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, and T.2 are due Wednesday (9/11)
2. Keep reading your realistic fiction book (must be read by Wednesday 9/18)
3. Complete all of page 3 (Vocabulary) in your white "Hatchet" packet
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/11): IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, T.2 due
Thursday (9/12): Chapter 3 "From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers" test*
*note new date for test
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class)
Tuesday (9/24): Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4): WONDER VALLEY!!! :)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Be sure your ISN pages 18-20 are neat and complete, if not done in class
2. Spend 10 minutes working on your hominin Superhero project. Remember to be specific when describing the capabilities. Do not bullet point: "uses fire," as this does not explain how this action helped them survive. Instead, write "uses fire for warmth, cooking, and to keep predators away". Check the grading rubric that I gave you to make sure you included all required parts.
English:
1.IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, and T.2 are due Wednesday (9/11).
2. Keep reading your realistic fiction book (must be read by Wednesday 9/18)
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/11): IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, T.2 due
Friday (9/13): Chapter 3 "From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers" test
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
none :)
If needed, print out a color "hominin" picture for your Superhero project
English:
1.IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, and T.2 are due Wednesday (September 11).
2. Study for tomorrow's "Stray" literature test (by reviewing all skills and lessons in the Stray packet)
 
Reminder...

... to order Scholastic Book Orders (optional) through our online classroom link or by returning the order with a check (no cash) by Monday, September 9th. If you choose to order directly online, our class code is: L8BZH

Link to Scholastic:   https://clubs2.scholastic.com

Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/6): "Stray" test
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: Star Wars)
Wednesday (9/11): IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, T.2 due
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Study for tomorrow's Ch. 2 "Early Hominins" test. Remember to return your yellow parent signature form.
English:
1.IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, and T.2 are due Wednesday (September 11).
 
Reminder...

... to order Scholastic Book Orders (optional) through our online classroom link or by returning the order with a check (no cash) by Monday, September 9th. If you choose to order directly online, our class code is: L8BZH

Link to Scholastic:   https://clubs2.scholastic.com

Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/5): Ch. 2 "Early Hominins" test
Friday (9/6): "Stray" test
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: Star Wars)
Wednesday (9/11): IXL Skills Y.8, T.1, and T.2
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Spend 20 minutes to complete your hominin research for the "Super Hero" project. Remember to use the encyclopedia link below for further research.
English:
1. If not done in class, complete p. 6 in your "Stray" packet.
2. Your blue book approval form is due tomorrow.
3. The green Course Outline signature page is due tomorrow.
 
Reminder...

... to order Scholastic Book Orders (optional) through our online classroom link or by returning the order with a check (no cash) by Monday, September 9th. If you choose to order directly online, our class code is: L8BZH

Link to Scholastic:   https://clubs2.scholastic.com

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/4): Realistic Fiction or Mystery Book approval form due, blue form
Wednesday (9/4): Course Outline signatures due, green form
Thursday (9/5): Ch. 2 "Early Hominids" test
Friday (9/6): "Stray" test
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: Star Wars)
Wednesday (9/18): Your realistic fiction book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete pages 12 and 13 in your ISN, if not done in class.
English:
1. Complete page 5, #3 - only (finding text evidence) in your "Stray" packet. Please do not work ahead. We will be working on #4-6 tomorrow in class together.
 
Reminders
Please give your parents the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom on Monday.
Completed and signed forms are due tomorrow, Friday, August 30th.

Upcoming Dates
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2): Labor Day - No School!
Wednesday (9/4): Realistic Fiction or Mystery Book approval form due, blue form
Wednesday (9/4): Course Outline signatures due, green form
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
We strive for 100% student participation at Wonder Valley.
It is a developmental milestone and a shared experience that can't be replicated.
Talk to administration or your 6th grade teachers if you have any concerns!
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: Star Wars)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Complete p. 12 in your ISN, if not done in class
English:
1. Do IXL KK.2 for 20 minutes or to 100%, whichever comes first
 
Reminders
The Hauntington Breakfast sponsorship and ticket permission slips were distributed during homeroom. This is HMS's biggest fundraiser of the year! Please return all documents to the office or to your homeroom teacher, and have fun raising funds for HMS! Mark your calendar for the breakfast on Saturday, October 19th!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2): Labor Day - No School!
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
We strive for 100% student participation at Wonder Valley.
It is a developmental milestone and a shared experience that can't be replicated.
Talk to administration or your 6th grade teachers if you have any concerns!
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
None :)
 
English:
1. IXL # 1 (Skills Y.1, Y.7, and KK.1) due tomorrow Wednesday (8/28).
2. Study for tomorrow's grammar quiz (Skills: Common and Proper Nouns, Singular and Plural Nouns, Possessive Nouns, Capitalization Errors)
 
Reminders
The Hauntington Breakfast sponsorship and ticket permission slips were distributed during homeroom. This is HMS's biggest fundraiser of the year! Please return all documents to the office or to your homeroom teacher and have fun raising funds for HMS! Mark your calendar for the breakfast on Saturday, October 19th!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2): Labor Day - No School!
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
We strive for 100% student participation at Wonder Valley.
It is a developmental milestone and a shared experience that can't be replicated.
Talk to administration or your 6th grade teachers if you have any concerns!
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies: 
1. Study for tomorrow's Chapter 1 test. Use the study strategies practiced in class. Spend 20 minutes on Quizlet and remember to get a parent signature on the pink Quizlet form.
 
English:
1. IXL # 1 (Skills Y.1, Y.7, and KK.1) due Wednesday (8/28).
 
Reminders
The Hauntington Breakfast sponsorship and ticket permission slips were distributed during homeroom. This is HMS's biggest fundraiser of the year! Please return all documents to the office or to your homeroom teacher, and have fun raising funds for HMS! Mark your calendar for the breakfast on Saturday, October 19th!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2): Labor Day - No School!
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
We strive for 100% student participation at Wonder Valley.
It is a developmental milestone and a shared experience that can't be replicated.
Talk to administration or your 6th grade teachers if you have any concerns!
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. If not done in class, be sure pages 7 - 9 in your ISN are completed and that you have written in complete "stand-alone" sentences.
 
English:
1. IXL # 1 (Skills Y.1, Y.7, and KK.1) due Wednesday (8/28).
 
Reminders
Thank you to everyone for the Kleenex and Lysol wipe donations!
We need tissues and wipes all year to keep our classroom germ-free!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Friday (9/6): Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
We strive for 100% student participation at Wonder Valley.
It is a developmental milestone and a shared experience that can't be replicated.
Talk to administration or your 6th grade teachers if you have any concerns!
Friday (9/6): 6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. If you did not finish your "Cave" station requirements in your ISN during class, finish that one section tonight. Be sure to find the answers in your text packet. 
 
English:
1. IXL # 1 (Skills Y.1, Y.7, and KK.1) due Wednesday (8/28).
 
Reminders
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Thank you to everyone for the kleenex and Lysol wipe donations!
We accept tissues and wipes all year to keep our classroom germ-free!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/21): Noontime Fun! 
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
1. Complete ISN page 6 (please refer to the pink directions sheet to help you).  Reread pages 5 - 7 in your text packet to find the information.
 
English:
1. Complete the gold "Sentence Stretchers" worksheet. Remember to stretch the same sentence (subject and verb) as we discussed in class and is on the worksheet as an example.
 
Reminders
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/21): Noontime Fun! 
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK
Social Studies:
None :)
 
English:
None :)
 
Reminders
Picture Day is tomorrow!! Bring your form to your P.E. class
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell.  Thank you so much for your cooperation!
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (8/20): Picture Day (During PE Classes)
Wednesday (8/21): Noontime Fun! 
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)

Due:

Assignment

Dear Parents and Students,
 
Welcome to HMS! What a great first day! Although students were attentive listeners, your child may come home feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information given to him/her today. Please reassure your student that teachers will review procedures repeatedly over the next few weeks. Encourage them to ask questions and seek help when needed. My goal is for all students to feel safe and comfortable in their new learning environment. I am already impressed with this group of 6th graders, and I know it will be a rewarding, positive, and successful year for all!
 
HOMEWORK
 
Social Studies: (Parent Homework, really)
1. Review the green "General Information and Supplies List" letter and return the signature portion by Friday (8/16) -- parent signature required
2. Follow the directions on the blue "Parent and Student Homework!" page and return the bottom portion only by Friday (8/16) -- parent signature required
3. Your parents have an additional assignment: Please share the pink Welcome Letter and have one or both parents complete the yellow Welcome! questionnaire so I can learn more about my students! The yellow form is due on Friday (8/16), if possible!
 
English:
1. The "All About..." project is due Friday (8/16). Remember to refer to the pink scoring rubric while you are completing the project!
 
Reminders
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Please begin gathering school supplies.
You should have all supplies by Monday, August 19th.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (8/16): ASB Kickoff Assembly (4th Period - HMS Gym)
Tuesday (8/20): Picture Day (During PE Classes)
Wednesday (8/21): Noontime Fun! 
Thursday (8/29): Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Adults Only
Friday (8/30): Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)