Henry E. Huntington Middle School

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6th Grade English & Social Studies

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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Due:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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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Due:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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)