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Posting for Tuesday, May 26

Tuesday, May 26
 
Please check your email for my message about party plans! We will meet at our regular class time, and the Zoom link is included in the email. I'll see you Tuesday morning!
 
 

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Posting for Thursday, May 21

Thursday, May 21
We are almost to the finish line! It's down to the wire - you have today and tomorrow to finish up your work. You have done an amazing job getting used to this "distance learning" thing during Quarter 4. You guys are awesome! 
 
We will have a regular Google Meet this morning. I will see you there!
 
Social Studies
We are finishing up our DBQ essay on Education in Sparta. Today in class we will write the Conclusion and talk about how to put the final essay together.
 
I am including the reminders from yesterday below. When you are doing your final revising and proofreading, refer back to this list. Also, remember there are additional links included below with sample essays and other reminders. Remember to use all these tools!
 
Reminders:
  • Use the Introduction that we wrote together in class.
  • Then write three body paragraphs to fully explain your argument. The thesis statement provides the "roadmap" for these body paragraphs, and you can then use the sentence starters for inspiration.
  • Part A: Each body paragraph should begin with a topic sentence, or "Baby Thesis."  Be consistent with the order of the body paragraphs as presented in the thesis statement.
  • Note: You can either use the exact words from the sentence starter, or you can write your own similar version in the box.
  • Parts B and C: Think of these parts as the CC and E parts of a Race response. Refer to at least two documents (CC) and include a citation after each direct quote or paraphrased bit of evidence. The citation can simply say (Doc C), for example.  Then follow those citations with an Explanation. How does that evidence support your argument? Explain fully.
  • Remember, the third body paragraph should present an opposing argument. Include the strongest reason, and follow the same format (CC and E).
English
We are finishing up our Greek Mythology book report this week! The entire activity booklet will need to be completed by Friday, including the "Review Lesson for Lessons 1-5" on pages 15-17. These pages will be the final review assessment for the project.
1. Review of Greek Mythology page 35, "The Nine Muse, Orpheus"
2. Assignment - Read pages 123-131 in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and complete page 37 in the activity booklet on "Midas, Sisyphus, Bellorophon, Melampus."  Don't forget to use page 36 for reference with Facts to Know and Vocabulary.
 
You may have noticed that we have skipped some pages in the reading,
and we did not finish the entire book.
Try to read the rest of the book when you can!
The remaining pages include myths about the great heroes, 
like Heracles and Theseus. 
You don't want to miss out on those!
 
 

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Posting for Wednesday, May 20

Wednesday, May 20
 
We will go back to our regular Google Meet space this morning, so use the link in Unified Classroom to join us at the regularly scheduled time. It's important that you attend because we will be going over the Introduction paragraph for the DBQ Essay on "Education in Sparta" together!
 
Social Studies
1. We will finish planning the essay by using the "Bucketing - Getting Ready to Write" page in DBQ Online for the "Education in Sparta" essay.
2. We will brainstorm ideas and write the Introduction paragraph together. 
3. Assignment: Complete the "Guided Essay: Education in Sparta" page as the rough draft of your essay. Do as much as you can, and finish the rest up by Friday. The due date for the final essay is Friday by 8:00 p.m. unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Use the Introduction that we write together in class.
  • Then write three body paragraphs to fully explain your argument. The thesis statement provides the "roadmap" for these body paragraphs, and you can then use the sentence starters for inspiration.
  • Part A: Each body paragraph should begin with a topic sentence, or "Baby Thesis."  Be consistent with the order of the body paragraphs as presented in the thesis statement.
  • Note: You can either use the exact words from the sentence starters, or you can write your own similar version in the box.
  • Parts B and C: Think of these parts as the CC and E parts of a Race response. Refer to at least two documents (CC) and include a citation after each direct quote or paraphrased bit of evidence. The citation can simply say (Doc C), for example.  Then follow those citations with an Explanation. How does that evidence support your argument? Explain fully.
  • Remember, the third body paragraph should present an opposing argument. Include the strongest reason, and follow the same format (CC and E).
  • We will work on the Conclusion together in class on Thursday. 
****There are sample essays provided as links on my teacher web page. Use them as models to help with ideas for organization and wording.****
 
English
We will be finishing up our Greek Mythology book report this week! The entire activity booklet will need to be completed by Friday, including the "Review Lesson for Lessons 1-5" on pages 15-17. Those pages will be the final review assessment for the project.
1. Review of Greek Mythology page 33, "Centaurs, Asclepius"
2. Assignment - Read pages 100-107 in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and complete page 35 in the activity booklet. Don't forget to use page 34 for reference with Facts to Know and Vocabulary.
 
 
 
 

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Posting for Tuesday, May 19

Tuesday, May 19
 
This morning we are going to try to have a Zoom meeting instead of our regular Google Meet. Please check your email to find a message from me with the link. I will send it a few minutes before our regularly scheduled meeting time. (Note: I have sent several emails regarding the switch to Zoom. Use the most recent one, sent this morning, to find the meeting link.)
 
If you have not used Zoom before, it should be easy to figure out. You will just need to click on the link, then you'll see a message about downloading the free Zoom app. Please email me right away if you are having any problems. I will be checking emails at the beginning of the meeting until we are able to get all students logged into Zoom and ready to go.
 
FYI, Zoom has features we can use for our "Thrash Out," and we will also need it for our class party, so today seems like a good day to figure this out!
 
Social Studies
1. "Thrash Out" to discuss the Document-Based Question - "Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?"
2. DBQ Online - page on Bucketing - Getting Ready to Write
3. Tomorrow we will write the Introduction Paragraph together, then you will begin writing your body paragraphs.
 
English
We will be working on, and finishing up, our Greek Mythology book report this week! The entire activity booklet will need to be completed by Friday, including the "Review Lesson for Lessons 1-5" on pages 15-17. Those pages will be the final review assessment for the project.
1. Review of Greek Mythology booklet p. 31 on Pan, Echo, Syrinx
2. Assignment - Read pages 96-99 and complete page 33 in the Greek Mythology activity booklet. Don't forget to refer to page 32 while reading for reminders about Facts to Know and Vocabulary.
 
Reminders...
... Your "Return and Retrieve" Day is this week (for most of you). Please remember to return any books you may have borrowed from my class library.
Also remember to pick up your portfolio. I will be working on-site for most of those 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.

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Posting for Monday, May 18

Monday, May 18
Happy Monday, and welcome to your last academic week of 6th grade! We will have our regularly scheduled Google Meets this week, so please see these reminders about expectations for our "Meets."
  • Be on time and have your materials nearby.
  • Please access the meeting using a device with a camera and a microphone, if possible. It is much easier for me to teach if I can see your faces and hear your voices!
  • Be prepared for an "attendance" check sometime in the middle of the meeting. It is important that you attend our "Meet" from beginning to end.
  • It's a good idea to wear headphones or earbuds so you can hear more easily and block out outside noises.
  • Follow "normal" school rules: no cell phones, no food/eating, no outside conversations.
Hopefully you saw the email I sent to parents and students on Sunday. We have some important work to do this week, so be prepared to do your best and finish strong!
 
Social Studies
We will be continuing to work on our Document-Based Question activity - "Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?"
1. Document E - "Educating Girls" with Document Analysis questions
2. Discussion/preparation for the "Thrash Out" we will have tomorrow!
3. Assignment: All Document Analysis questions should be clearly completed for Docs A-E. While reviewing and proofreading, start thinking about your position and the points you would like to make during the "Thrash Out." 
 
English
We will be working on, and finishing up, our Greek Mythology book report this week! The entire activity booklet will need to completed by Friday, including the "Review Lesson for Lessons 1-5" on pages 15-17. Those pages will be the final review assessment for the project.
1. Review of last week's assignments on page 27 (Minor Gods, Prometheus) and page 29 (Pandora, Deucalion)
2. The next assignment is based on pages 90-95, but I strongly recommend you read pages 80-89 as well when you have time. 
3. Assignment: Read pages 90-95 in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and complete page 31 in the activity booklet on "Pan, Echo, and Syrinx." You should use page 30 for reference with "Facts to Know" and Vocabulary. 
 

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Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 14
Happy Thursday! We've had a great week, and tomorrow is Catch Up Friday!  It might be a good idea to think about a plan so you can get all your assignments done before the weekend. You can do it! 
 
Social Studies
We will continue working on our Document-Based Question activity - "Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?"
1. Review of Document Analysis questions for Docs B and C
2. Document D - "Moralia: Practices and Beliefs"
3. Assignment - Finish the Document Analysis questions for Document D online
 
English
1. Greek Mythology packet - we will go over the answers on page 25, "Dionysus"
2. Assignment for Thursday - Read pages 70-73 in D'Aulaires Greek Myths, Minor Gods and Prometheus, while referring to page 26 for vocabulary. Then complete page 27 in the packet.
3. Assignment for Friday - Read pages 74-79 in D'Aulaires Greek Myths, Pandora & Deucalion, while referring to page 28 for vocabulary. Then complete page 29 in the packet.
Reminder - Please share your work with me by sending photos or completing the work online.
 
Assignment Check-List for the Week
Social Studies: DBQ Online - Education in Sparta, Background Essay Questions and Docs A-D with Document Analysis Questions 
English: Greek Mythology Book Report - Reading of pages 44-79 in D'Aulaires Greek Myths with pages 21, 23, 25, 27, and 29 in the packet

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Posting for Wednesday, May 13

Wednesday, May 13
 
Pig cookies cartoon images
 
Remember to keep working toward that end-goal. We are in the home stretch! 
 
Social Studies
 
We will continue working on our Document-Based Question activity - "Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?"
1. In DBQ Online - Understanding the Question and Pre-Bucketing
2. Document B - "Life in the Military" with analysis questions
3. Document C - "The Krypteia: Murder Squads" with Document Analysis questions
4. Assignment - Finish the Document Analysis questions for Documents B and C online
 
English
1. Greek Mythology activity packet - We will go over the answers on page 23, Hades & Persephone
2. Assignment - Read pages 64-69 in the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths about Dionysus while using page 24 for reference with vocabulary. Then complete page 25 using complete stand-alone sentences. Don't forget to share your work with me by sending a photo or using the online Google Classroom assignment. 
 
Assignment Due Dates
Tuesday 5/12 (Past due): DBQ Online - "Education in Sparta" Background Essay questions
Tuesday 5/12 (Past due): Greek Mythology - Read D'Aulaires' Greek Myths p. 44-55 and complete pages 20-21 in the packet
Wednesday 5/13 (Past due): DBQ Online - "Education in Sparta" Document A with analysis questions
Wednesday 5/13 (Past due): Greek Mythology - Read D'Aulaires' Greek Myths p. 56-63 and complete p. 23
Thursday (5/14): DBQ Online - "Education in Sparta" Documents B & C with analysis questions
Thursday (5/14): Greek Mythology - Read D'Aulaires' Greek Myths p. 64-69 and complete p. 25
 
 
 

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Posting for Tuesday, May 12

Tuesday, May 12
 
Life of a student.
 
 
 
Social Studies
We will continue to explore the Document Based Question - "Education in Sparta: Did the strengths outweigh the weaknesses?"
1. We'll go over the Background Essay assignment in DBQ Online, "Education in Sparta." Be ready to make corrections and additions.
2. DBQ Online - Document A: The Agoge System with analysis questions
3. Assignment - Complete questions for Document A and proofread your answers
 
Engilsh
1. We'll go over answers in the Greek Mythology packet on p. 21.
2. Assignment: Read D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths pages 56-63 on Hades and Persephone (use page 22 for reference on vocabulary) then complete page 23 in the Greek Mythology booklet. Remember to use complete stand-alone sentences and answer fully. 
 
Assignment Due Dates
Tuesday 5/12 (Past due): DBQ Online - "Education in Sparta" Background Essay questions
Tuesday 5/12 (Past due): Greek Mythology - Read D'Aulaires' Greek Myths p. 44-55 and complete pages 20-21 in the packet
Wednesday (5/13): DBQ Online - "Education in Sparta" Document A with analysis questions
Wednesday (5/13): Greek Mythology - Read D'Aulaires' Greek Myths p. 56-63 and complete p. 23
 
 

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Posting for Monday, May 11

Monday, May 11
 
Happy Monday! We will be having our usual Google Meet this morning, so I'll see you then! 
 
If possible, you should try to join our meeting with a computer of some sort (instead of joining by phone). We will be using a new program together, DBQ Online, and I'm excited to see if we can make it work.
 
Remember to look at PowerSchool occasionally to check on assignment completion. You can make-up any missing work at any time, just please send me an email to let me know. Also, let me know if you have any questions about assignments. I am happy to help!
 
Social Studies
1. Using Clever, we will log into DBQ Online and use a class code to "join" the class.
2. Hook Exercise - What do we value?
3. Background Essay - "Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?"
4. Assignment: Complete the Background Essay Questions, #1-7 online 
 
English
1. Greek Mythology packet p. 20 - Vocabulary for D'Aulaires' Greek Myths p. 44-55 (Artemis, Hermes)
2. Assignment - Read pages 44-55 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete page 21 in the packet. (Remember, the packet is available online, so you have the option of completing assignments there!)
 
Assignment Due Dates
Tuesday (5/12): DBQ Online - "Education in Sparta" Background Essay questions
Tuesday (5/12): Greek Mythology - Read D'Aulaires' Greek Myths p. 44-55 and complete pages 20-21 in the packet
 
 

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Posting for Thursday, May 7

Thursday, May 7
Happy Thursday! We will have our regularly schedule Google Meet this morning. Looking forward to seeing you then.
 
Tomorrow is "Catch Up Friday," so you will have time to get caught up on any assignments not yet completed. Set yourself a goal to get everything done on Friday so you can have your weekend free! Please notify me by email to let me know how I can find your Greek Mythology pages, either by sending photos or notifying me that you are working online in Google Classroom. I would appreciate your help with that!
 
Don't forget to refer to the "Due Date Calendar" shown below to double check your assignment completion. I hope it is helpful. Remember, all assignments can be submitted late, but it is better to stay on top of things so they don't pile up!
 
Also, remember, Sunday is Mother's Day! Think about doing something extra nice for your mom on this special day. A sincere, handwritten note is the best gift of all. 
 
Social Studies
1. Lesson 27, Section 4 ("Education in Athens") and Section 5 ("Women and Slaves in Athens") - We will be reading and discussing these two sections
2. Continue to work on IXL (Social Studies) - I.1 and I.2
3. BrainPop video/quiz on "Democracy" - due Friday
 
English
FYI, the Greek Mythology Activity Packet has been converted to a Google doc and can be found in Google Classroom now. It is "fillable," so you will now have the option of completing assignments online if you prefer. For most of you, pencil & paper is still a great option. However, if you are having trouble printing or sending photos of completed work, the Google Classroom assignment might be helpful!
 
If you do not yet have a copy of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, please email me right away. From page 37 on, there is no longer a link available to access the pages, but we can figure out a way to get you a copy of the book.
 
1. We will review the homework on page 14 in Greek Mythology packet - "Aphrodite, Ares, and Athena"
2. We will complete the Olympians' Family Tree on page 8 in the Greek Mythology packet with PowerPoint presentation
3. Assignment: D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - read pages 38-43 and complete page 19 in the packet (due Friday-Sunday)
4. IXL (Language Arts) M.4 (due Friday)
 
Assignment Due Dates
Tuesday 5/5 (Past due): Read p. 24-27 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p. 10-11 in the packet
Wednesday 5/6 (Past due): IXL (Social Studies) - I.1 
Wednesday 5/6 (Past due): Read p. 28-29 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p. 12-13 in packet
Thursday (5/7): IXL (Social Studies) - 1.2 
Thursday (5/7): Read p. 30-37 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p.14 in the packet
Friday (5/8): BrainPop on "Democracy" (video and quiz) 
Friday (5/8): IXL (Language Arts) - M.4 (Correct errors in everyday use)
Friday-Sunday (5/8-5/10): Read p. 38-43 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p.19 in the packet
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posting for Wednesday, May 6

Posting for Wednesday, May 6
Happy Wednesday! Today we'll continue with our study of ancient Greece, its history and mythology. I hope you are enjoying learning about this amazing civilization!
 
It is important that you attend our Google Meets. If you need to be absent, please let me know so I can give you the information you will need in order to do the make-up the work. Remember, if you are having issues with your internet, you can use the phone number provided on our Google Meet link to join our "Meet." You will also need to enter the Pin # that is provided.
 
You are doing such a great job adjusting to "distance learning" and supporting each other as we all figure this out. Hang in there, have a growth mindset, and let's finish the year STRONG!
 
Social Studies
1. Together we will continue our reading in Lesson 27 = Life in Two City-States: Athens and Sparta, focusing on Section 2, "Athenian Government," and Section 3, "Athenian Economy."
2. Assignment - IXL (Social Studies) I.2 - "Classical Athens: Government and Culture"
 
English
FYI, the Greek Mythology Packet has been converted to a Google doc and can be found in Google Classroom now. I am hoping that it is "fillable," so you will have option of completing assignments online now. We will try it out to see if it works. Going forward, you will have the option of either completing assignments on paper, as we have been, or working on the pages online (if it works)!
1. We'll go over pages 12-13 in the activity packet on "Hephaestus."
2. Activity packet - pages 7-8 with PowerPoint Presentation. Notes will be taken in class.
3. Assignment - Read pages 30-37 in the D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete page 14 in the packet. In each answer space you will need to choose a quote that describes the god/goddess and then write 2-3 sentences to explain what your quote says about that god's character. You may need to make some inferences based on what you read in the text.
4. IXL (Language Arts) M.4 (due Friday)
 
Assignment Due Dates
Tuesday (5/5): Read p. 24-27 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p. 10-11 in the packet
Wednesday (5/6): IXL (Social Studies) - I.1 
Wednesday (5/6): Read p. 28-29 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p. 12-13 in packet
Thursday (5/7): IXL (Social Studies) - 1.2 
Thursday (5/7): Read p. 30-37 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p.14 in the packet
Friday (5/8): BrainPop on "Democracy" (video and quiz) 
Friday (5/8): IXL (Language Arts) - M.4 (Correct errors in everyday use)

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Posting for Monday, May 4

Monday, May 4
 
May the "fourth" be with you! And happy Monday! Hopefully you were able to see the email I sent to parents and students yesterday with updates about grading policies, as well as some other information and reminders.
 
We will have our regularly scheduled Google Meet this morning, so I'll see you then! If possible, please print out page 7 of our Greek Mythology book report packet from the link shown below before our meeting today (if you have not already done so). You will need it during English.
 
You have hopefully received the shared google doc with our Attendance Roster for the week. Please remember to mark an "X" next to your name each day. Thank you!

Social Studies
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. 
1. I have checked The "Setting the Stage" activity for Ancient Greece and have given you some comments and corrections, as well as a score. Take a minute to look at those comments so you can continue to improve!
2. Have you finished the notes and completed the assessment for Lesson 26 = The Rise of Democracy? If you have not done that yet, you should try to finish it up today.
3. Lesson 27 = Life in Two City-States: Athens and Sparta - Preview Activity and Introduction
4. One assignment for this week will be the BrainPop video and Review Quiz on "Democracy."  It is not due until Friday, but you might want to get started on it now.
 
English
1. I will be checking and reviewing page 9 of our Greek Mythology packet with you this morning. If you have not already sent me a picture of your completed work, please try to do that.
2. Together we will work on page 7 in the Greek Mythology packet with my PowerPoint presentation. Be ready to take some notes.
3. Today's assignment is to read pages 24-27 in the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths about Hera, the queen of Olympus, and complete pages 10 and 11 in the packet. (There are links shown below for the book pages and the packet pages if you need them.)
4. Our IXL assignment for the week will focus on finding writing errors that people make every day (in everyday use). Notice the two different ways to write every day/everyday. That's one of the common errors you will need to be on the lookout for! IXL (Language Arts) - M.4 is due Friday.
 
Assignment Due Dates
Sunday 5/3 (Past due): History Alive - Lesson 26 Assessment due (open-book)
(Remember: The notes for Lesson 26 will be checked for a classwork/homework grade. 
Make sure they are complete before you take the assessment.)
Sunday 5/3 (Past due): D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - read p. 16-23 and complete p. 9 in the packet
Monday (5/4): Read p. 24-27 in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and complete p. 10-11 in the packet
Friday (5/8): BrainPop on "Democracy" (video and quiz)
Friday (5/8): IXL (Language Arts) - M.4 (Correct errors in everyday use)
 
 

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Posting for Tuesday, May 5

Tuesday, May 5
Happy Cinco do Mayo! May seems to be going very quickly!
 
Reminders: Don't forget to make an "X" on the Attendance Roster each day. Also, please monitor PowerSchool and keep me posted about make-up work and/or oversights on my part. It is sometimes hard to keep track of everything! Your understanding is appreciated.
 
Social Studies
1. Lesson 27 = Life in Two City-States: Athens and Sparta - Introduction and Section 1 reading
2. Assignment - IXL (Social Studies) I.1 on "Classical Athens: Geography and Society"
3. BrainPop video and quiz on "Democracy" (due Friday)
 
English
Reminder: Please don't forget to send me a picture of your completed pages if possible. If not possible, please email me so we can figure out another way for you to have your work checked. Thank you!
1. Greek Mythology activity packet - pages 10 & 11 discussion and corrections
2. PowerPoint presentation with page 7 - "The Olympians" chart
3. Assignment - read pages 28-29 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete pages 12-13 about "Hephaestus."
4. IXL (Language Arts) M.4 (due Friday)
 
Assignment Due Dates
Tuesday (5/5): Read p. 24-27 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p. 10-11 in the packet
Wednesday (5/6): IXL (Social Studies) - I.1 due
Wednesday (5/6): Read p. 28-29 in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and complete p. 12-13 in packet
Thursday (5/7): Read p. 30-37 in D'Aulaires' Greek Myths and complete p. 14 in the packet
Friday (5/8): BrainPop on "Democracy" (video and quiz)
Friday (5/8): IXL (Language Arts) - M.4 (Correct errors in everyday use)
 
 

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Posting for Friday, May 1

Friday, May 1
Happy Friday! Today is "Catch Up Friday," so do your best to get all your assignments completed so you have your weekend free!
 
I have attached the link (shown below) to the missing page 7 of our Greek Mythology booklet. Please print it out when you get a chance. You will need it for our Google Meet on Monday. (FYI, If you are not able to print, you can just take notes on a blank piece of paper.)
 
If you have not been able to get the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, please email me, and I may be able to help you get a copy.
 
Social Studies
1. Make sure you have completed all the notes for Lesson 26 before you start the assessment. I will be checking them for a Classwork/Homework grade
2. Optional - Work on the Lesson 26 Game before the assessment.
3. Optional - BrainPop video and quiz on "Democracy." This will be assigned next week, but if you wanted to get a head start on it, you could! It's also good review before the assessment.
4. Due by Sunday at 5:00 p.m. - Lesson 26 Assessment! - Please go to the History Alive! website and click on L26 - Assessment: The Rise of Democracy Test. Please do your very best! It is an open-note test, so if you don't know an answer, please do not guess.  Look through the text to find the correct answer.  I have adjusted the settings, so you should be able to access the chapter during the assessment. This will be a great way to review the key details of this very important lesson to cement our learning of these concepts!
 
English
1. If you have not yet sent me a photo of p. 5-6 in that packet, don't forget to do so. If you can't send a photo, please email me so we can figure something out.
2. Assignment: Read pages 16-23 in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and complete page 9 in the packet. (Note: You do not need to do p. 7 and 8. We will work on those together in class.) - This should be completed by Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
3. IXL - F.3 and I.1 (due today)
4. Again, if you have not been able to get a copy of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, please email me. I may be able to help you get a copy.
 
Assignment Due Dates
Thursday (4/30- Past due): "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet p. 5-6 
Friday (5/1): IXL - F.3 and I.1 due
Sunday (5/3): History Alive - Lesson 26 Assessment due (open-book)
(Remember: The notes for Lesson 26 will be checked for a classwork/homework grade. 
Make sure they are complete before you take the assessment.)
Sunday (5/3): D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - read p. 16-23 and complete p. 9 in the packet
 

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Posting for Thursday, April 30

Thursday, April 30
 
Good morning! Happy Thursday! We will have our regular Google Meet this morning. See you then.
 
Reminders: Please continue to check PowerSchool and the "Assignment Due Dates" calendar below to make sure you have completed all your assignments. When completing late work, please remember to notify me by email so I can check it!
 
Social Studies
1. We will go over yesterday' assignment - Lesson 26, Section 3 on "Tyranny: One Person Takes Power by Force."
2. Together we will read Section 4, "Democracy: All Citizens Share Power" and begin the notes. 
3. The assignment is to finish the notes for Section 4, then read the Summary and do the "Check for Understanding" as review for the assessment. I will be checking these notes for a Classwork/Homework grade. 
4. Optional - Complete the Lesson 26 "The Sphinx's Riddles" Lesson Game before you take the assessment.
4. Optional - BrainPop video and quiz on "Democracy." This will be assigned next week, but if you wanted to get a head start on it, you could! It's also good review before the assessment.
5. Due by Sunday at 5:00 p.m. - Lesson 26 Assessment! - Please go to the History Alive! website and click on L26 - Assessment: The Rise of Democracy Test.  The test will be available starting on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. You should review first, and then hopefully work on it while you are finishing up assignments on "Catch Up Friday." Please do your very best.  It is an open-note test, so if you don't know an answer, please do not guess.  Look through the text to find the correct answer.  This is how you will learn the material! 
 
English
1. We will go over last night's homework in the "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet, p. 5-6.
2. Power Point presentation to accompany p. 2 in the packet - Why do we study myths?
3. Assignment: Read pages 16-23 in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and complete page 9 in the packet. (Note: You do not need to do p. 7 and 8. We will work on those together in class.) - This should be completed by Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
4. Work on IXL - F.3 and I.1 (Due Friday)
 
Assignment Due Dates
Sunday 4/26 (Past Due): History Alive - "Ancient Greece: Setting the Stage" assignment
Tuesday 4/28 (Past Due): StudySync "Poetic Structure" assignment
Wednesday (4/29): History Alive - Lesson 26, Section 1
Wednesday (4/29): "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet - p. 3-4
Wednesday (4/29): D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - read p. 9-15
Thursday (4/30): History Alive - Lesson 26, Section 3
Thursday (4/30): "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet p. 5-6
Friday (5/1): IXL - F.3 and I.1 due
Sunday (5/3): D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - read p. 16-23 and complete p. 9 in the packet
Sunday (5/3): History Alive - Lesson 26 Assessment due (open-book)
Remember: The notes for Lesson 26 will be checked for a classwork/homework grade. 
Make sure they are complete before you take the assessment.
 

Due:

Posting for Wednesday 4/29

Wednesday, April 29
We will have our regularly scheduled Google Meet this morning. I will see you there (or at least hear your voice!).
 
You may have noticed that there have been some changes to how these postings look, and sometimes the order in which they appear seems backwards. I'm sorry this is happening, but unfortunately it is out of my control! Just remember to find the date at the top of each posting, and that should help. 
 
Social Studies
1. We will go over the assignment from yesterday, Lesson 26 = The Rise of Democracy - Section 1 "Monarchy: One Person Inherits Power"
2. Lesson 26, Section 2 "Oligarchy: A Few People Share Power" - we will read and take notes during our "Meet"
3. Today's Assignment - Lesson 26, Section 3 "Tyranny: One Person Takes Power by Force" - read and take notes (due tomorrow)
 
English
We are going to continue the activity that we started yesterday - "Introduction to Greek Mythology." Please remember to be in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns about getting the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths of if you are having trouble accessing the documents.
1. We will go over last night's homework in the "Introduction to Greek Mythology" document that I asked you to print yesterday. Hopefully you read page 3 and completed page 4 for homework. Many of you emailed a photo to me so I could check it. If you did not, I can try to check it during our "Meet" somehow. Remember - If you are unable to print, you can still look at the document and answer the questions on a piece of binder paper. This will be true for all similar assignments going forward.
2. I will continue with the Power Point presentation, and we'll finish page 2 in the "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet you printed.
3. We will discuss p. 9-15 in the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths which includes the Greek myth about the origins of the world.
4. Today's assignment - complete pages 5 and 6 in the "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet that you printed out. (If you are not able to print it, remember you can write the answers on binder paper). I have attached th document below in case you still need it. If possible, email a photo of your completed work to sdoan@smusd.us.
5. The two IXL assignments for this week are IXL (Language Arts) - F.3 (Label the Rhyme Scheme) and I.1 (Compare Illustrations of Literary and Historical Subjects) - due Friday
 
 
Assignment Due Dates
Sunday (Past Due): History Alive - "Ancient Greece: Setting the Stage" assignment
Tuesday (Past Due): StudySync "Poetic Structure" assignment
Wednesday (4/29): History Alive - Lesson 26, Section 1
Wednesday (4/29): "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet - p. 3-4
Wednesday (4/29): D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - read p. 9-15
Thursday (4/30): History Alive - Lesson 26, Section 3
Thursday (4/30): "Introduction to Greek Mythology" packet p. 5-6
Friday (5/1): IXL - F.3 and I.1 due
 
 
 
 
 

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Posting for Tuesday 4/28

Tuesday, April 28
We will have our regularly scheduled Google Meet today. I'll see you there! If possible, please print out the document referred to below entitled "Introduction to Greek Mythology." 
 
Please don't forget to mark an "X" on the Attendance Roster, and remember to keep me notified about make-up work. 
 
Social Studies
1. We have finished our Ancient Greece "Setting the Stage" Geography Challenge activity, so double check to make sure you have labeled the map and answered questions #1-8.
2. Today we will begin Lesson 26 = The Rise of Democracy. This is a very important lesson, so there will be an open-note assessment at the end! We will do the Preview Activity and Introduction together.
3. Your assignment is to Read Section 1 and do the accompanying notes. Don't forget to click on the visuals, do the "Check for Understanding," and make sure your notes reflect the key details from the section.
 
English
Have you worked on finding your book report book (D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths? if you don't already have it? Please let me know if you need help with that. 
1. Today we will begin our study of Greek Mythology! Please print out the document shown below entitled "Introduction to Greek Mythology." There is a little link just below this paragraph.
2. I will be sharing a presentation with you while we fill in the blanks on p. 1-2 of the document.
3. You will need to complete p. 3-4 on your own. Read and highlight p. 3, then carefully complete p. 4. You will need to send me a little photo of page 4 so I can check it!
4. Start reading p. 9-15 in the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. If you don't have the book yet, I can send you an email with those pages.

Due:

Posting for Monday 4/27

Monday, April 27
Good morning! We'll have a Google Meet at the regularly scheduled time, so I'll look forward to seeing you there! Use the "Doan - Online Class Link" under Events in Unified Classroom to get the link for our "Meet." By the way, using headphones or earbuds during our class meetings might be a good idea. It's easier to hear the discussion, and they help block out potential distractions that might be going on in and around your house!
 
Reminders:
  • You are all doing an amazing job during these challenging times. I'm so impressed with how you have adapted to all the new routines and expectations. Keep it up! 
  • Please try to be present and on time for all our "Meets." The work we do together in our meetings is like "classwork," so if you are late or absent you will need to make-up the work later (just like you used to make up missed classwork when absent from school). 
  • Look over the list of assignments each week to make sure you are keeping up with due dates, and don't forget to check PowerSchool occasionally to double check.
  • I am constantly checking online assignments, and often providing comments or feedback. Keep a lookout for that feedback. I hope you'll use it to get an understanding of how you are doing.
  • Please mark an "X" on the Attendance Roster every day. I have shared the Google doc with you for this week's Attendance Roster, so you should see it in your email.
  • Also, please remember to check your email regularly! It's important for you to be in communication with your teachers and the school.
Social Studies
We will be continuing with our study of how the geography of ancient Greece impacted the development of this amazing civilization. 
1. History Alive Lesson 25 - "Geography and the Settlement of Greece" overview
2. We will go over the "Setting the Stage" activity under the unit heading of "Ancient Greece" in History Alive. Questions 1-7 should already have been completed before the start of class.
3. "Setting the Stage" - We'll work on questions 8-11 together in class, and then you will need to finish them up for homework (due tomorrow).
 
English
1. StudySync for "The Road Not Taken" - Poetic Structure assignment. You will need to watch the Define video and read the paragraphs below, then read and highlight the Model Section. Take your time on the Your Turn quiz (it will count as a little quiz grade).
2. Then work on IXL F.3 - Label the Rhyme Scheme (due Friday)
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Thursday - Daily Posting

Thursday, April 23
We will have our regularly schedule Google Meet this morning. Be there or be square!
 
Tomorrow is Catch Up Friday. Yay! Check out the calendar at the bottom of this posting to see an overview of due dates. I thought this might be helpful. We have a lot going on!
 
Please don't forget to email me when you submit make-up work and mark an "X" on our Attendance Roster every day.
 
Social Studies
1. We will begin our unit on Ancient Greece today. To get an overview of the geography that impacted the development of this amazing civilization, go to History Alive and find the Unit Introduction for Ancient Greece. Then go to the Section: "Setting the Stage." Read this page carefully, and don't forget to "click" on the maps to notice the details of the geography. You will then need to answer questions #1-7. Some questions will ask you to label the map, but always include a complete stand-alone sentence for each answer. (Note: If you would prefer to label the map and answer the questions in the ISN on p. 184-185, you are welcome to do that. However, please remember to email me a photo of your work so I can check it.)
2. If you have not already completed it, do the BrainPop assignment on "The Silk Road."
3. IXL - Social Studies sections G.1 and G.2 on the Silk Road are due Friday.
4. Optional - There is a great video entitled Greece - Secrets of the Past posted below. It's only about 45 minutes long and gives a great overview of our upcoming unit on ancient Greece. Check it out!
 
English
1. During our Google Meet today, we will be watching the SyncTV episode in "The Road Not Taken" First Read assignment. After our discussion about "tone," complete Think Questions #4-6 (due today by 3:00 p.m.)
2. If you have not already finished Think Questions #1-3, do these for make-up work.
3. The BrainPop assignment on "Mood & Tone" is also past due. If you are going to do this for make-up work, please email me to let me know. 
4. Continue to work on your IXL assignment - V.2 and V.3 (due Friday). Remember to use one of the "Dictionary" pages at the back of the English Journal, or just blank paper, to keep track of the unfamiliar words you are learning. I'd love to see a photo of your list once you are done! (The "Dictionary" part is optional, but strongly encouraged!)
 
Assignment Due Dates
Past due: BrainPop "Silk Road" assignment
Past due: "The Road Not Taken" First Read Assignment - Think Questions #1-3
Past due: BrainPop "Mood & Tone" assignment
Due Today (Thursday 4/23): "The Road Not Taken" Think Questions #4-6
Due Friday (4/24): IXL (Social Studies) - G.1 and G.2 due (Silk Road)
Due Friday (4/24): IXL (Language Arts) - V.2 and V.3 due (Vocabulary)
Due Monday(before class): History Alive-Ancient Greece: "Setting the Stage" with questions #1-7
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Wednesday, April 22
Good morning! We will have a Google Meet at our regularly scheduled time. See you there! 
 
I was thinking back to the conversations we have had about Growth Mindset this year. You all have truly demonstrated your ability to face new challenges and adapt to changing expectations. I'm so proud of all of you!
 
Reminder: Please remember to mark an "X" on the Attendance Roster each day, Monday -Thursday. Thank you!
 
Social Studies
1. If you have not completed the BrainPop assignment for "The Silk Road," please do it as soon as possible. Don't forget to send me an email anytime you complete make-up work so I can check it and update PowerSchool.
2. Today we will finish up our discussion of The Silk Road, the amazing network of trade routes that connected the ancient world. We will read Lesson 24, Section 4 ("The Silk Road and Ancient Trade").
3. IXL G.1 and G.2 about the Silk Road will be due Friday.
3. Have you thought about finding a book on Greek mythology? I am recommending D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths as a great option. It's a good one!
 
English
1. If possible, please print the worksheet shown below entitled "Mood & Tone Journal Page." We will go over this together, then add it to the English Journal (if possible). If not, keep it with other important papers in a folder. 
2. As we continue to discuss "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, we will discuss these two important literary elements, mood and tone.
3. Watch the assigned BrainPop movie entitled "Mood and Tone" and complete the graded Movie Quiz afterwards. This is the only new assignment for the day, so please try to finish it by 3:00 p.m. 
4. There is an additional video link shown below entitled "Mood and Tone in Literature." This is optional, but helpful!
5. Continue to work on your IXL assignment - V.2 and V.3 (due Friday). Remember to use one of the "Dictionary" pages at the back of the English Journal, or just blank paper, to keep track of the unfamiliar words you are learning. I'd love to see a photo of your list once you are done! (The "Dictionary" part is optional, but strongly encouraged!)
 
Note: I have been checking the Think Questions for "The Road Not Taken" First Read assignment, and you may see my comments there. If you had already submitted the assignment, good job! Thanks for getting it done on time. By the way, I reopened the submitted assignments because we will be watching the SyncTv episode tomorrow. If you have not yet completed Think Questions #1-3, please complete them as soon as possible!

Due:

Assignment

Tuesday, April 21
It was so great to see you all (or hear you) yesterday! I feel so lucky to have such awesome students. You make it so fun to be a teacher!
 
We will have another Google Meet today, same time, same place. Don't forget to also mark your attendance on the shared Google doc "Attendance Roster."
 
Social Studies
I'm sorry that BrainPop was not working properly for some of you yesterday morning, but I hear that all the issues have been resolved. If you have not yet watched the BrainPop video on "The Silk Road" and completed the Movie Quiz afterwards, please do so today. Remember, this quiz will be graded, so take your time and do your best. 
 
Also, there is an interesting (and funny) video from Crash Course in World History called "The Silk Road and Ancient Trade" posted below. This is optional, but you might want to check it out!
 
That's it for Social Studies today. We are focusing on English and spending more time on the poem!
 
English
We'll be starting a new StudySync activity on a very well known poem called "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. We'll read, discuss, and annotate this brief, but wonderful, poem together, then you'll be asked to answer three Think Questions in the Study Sync "First Read" assignment.
 
Continue to work on your IXL assignment - V.2 and V.3 (due Friday). Remember to use one of the "Dictionary" pages at the back of the English Journal, or just blank paper, to keep track of the unfamiliar words you are learning. I'd love to see a photo of your list once you are done! (This part is optional, but strongly encouraged!)
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Monday, April 20
Good morning, and happy Monday! Hopefully you saw the email I sent yesterday that included some reminders and new information. We'll talk about some of that in our Google Meet this morning, so please be there at the scheduled time:
 
Google Meet Schedule
Periods 1 & 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Periods 3 & 4 - 10:00 a.m.
 
Reminder - to join our class Google Meet, log into Unified Classroom and look for "Events." Click on the URL for "Doan - Online Class Link." If that doesn't work,
Copy/Paste that link into a new tab. I'll look forward to seeing you Monday morning.
 
Also, please don't forget to mark an"x" on the "Attendance Roster" Google doc that I shared with you for this week. That should be done every day!
 
Social Studies

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 that stretched west to the Mediterranean Sea and included various other ancient cultures!  See if you can figure out what else was exchanged besides just goods! During our Google Meet, we'll do the Lesson 24 Preview Activity and talk about the main ideas of the lesson.

Afterwards, please go to BrainPOP through your CLEVER Login.  Log in and watch the BrainPOP video about the Silk Road which is 4:53 minutes long. You may need to watch the video more than once before you take the graded Movie Quiz. This score will count, so do your best!

English

We'll be working on some vocabulary-building activities this week. The IXL assignment (due Friday) includes V.2 and V.3, about using context clues, like synonyms and antonyms, to determine the meaning of words. Get started on these two skill sections, and don't forget to read the Explanations as needed. Optional: You may want to start a vocabulary log where you write down definitions of new words you learn from the IXL Explanations. This is a great way to build your vocabulary!

Also, there is an interesting website program called Vocabulary.com that offers all kinds of vocabulary-building activities. Please join by using the links shown below:

Period 2 English:   http://vocab.com/join/906GXP

Period 4 English:  http://vocab.com/join/23V9YXM

 

 

 

 

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Assignment

Friday, April 17
 
Happy Friday! Today is "Catch-Up Day," so it's a good time to look back at the past week and finish up any assignments you have not already completed. Remember to proofread any writing you have done carefully, and put in your best effort on everything you do! 
 
There will be no Google Meet today. You can work independently on anything that needs doing.
 
Remember to read! Hopefully you have a good book that you are enjoying right now. I will do another posting later today with some suggestions for additional activities.
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Thursday, April 16
 
Happy Thursday! We will have a Google Meet this morning at the usual time:
 
Google Meet Schedule
Periods 1 & 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Periods 3 & 4 - 10:00 a.m.
 
Reminder - to join our class Google Meet, log into Unified Classroom and look for "Events." Click on the URL for "Doan - Online Class Link." If that doesn't work, Copy/Paste that link into a new tab. I'll look forward to seeing you Tuesday morning.
 
You have been doing such an amazing job getting used to all the new demands of "distance learning." I am so impressed with all we have accomplished!
Note: I have been updating grades in PowerSchool because now all your effort and completion of assignments will count toward your Quarter 4 grades. Remember, you can make up missed work at any time. You might want to take a look at PowerSchool and make a plan for working on any missed assignments on Friday or over the weekend. Just don't forget to notify me by email when you have finished something so I can check it and update PowerSchool. 
 
Friday is Catch Up Day! I will be looking over your writing and providing some feedback, so be on the lookout for my notes in StudySync or email reminders. I am also available on Friday for "Office Hours" if any of you would like to schedule a Google Meet.
 
Social Studies
1. Don't forget to join our Google Meet to hear Mrs. Doan's explanations and reminders about Lesson 23.
2. Then work on the following independently. First, if you have not yet completed the reading and notes for Lesson 23, Sections 1-5, finish that up first.
3. Work on the reading and note-taking for Lesson 23, Sections 6 and 7 ("Medicine" and "Science"). Don't forget to click on the vocabulary words to read the definitions and the visuals to see the captions. Please write in complete stand-alone sentences that reflect the key details from the sections. 
4. Remember, we are not doing the "activity," so you can skip the bottom section of the notes (look for the directions that say "Note: If your class is not doing the activity, skip the following.")
5. Either today or tomorrow, read the Summary section and do the "Check for Understanding." Then work on the online Lesson Game, "The Matrix of Knowledge." It will be the assessment for the lesson and should be completed by Friday at 5:00 p.m. 
 
English
1. During our "Google Meet" we will go over the next part of the "Eleven: Close Read" assignment.  Hopefully you have completed the Vocabulary activity and written some great sentences using Adverbs. Also, the "Read" section of the assignment should have already been completed with your highlights and annotations.
2. Today's assignment is to write a paragraph to address the prompt in the Write section of the "Eleven: Close Read" assignment. There are lots of guiding questions to give you ideas on how to fully explain your thinking when thinking about symbolism in "Eleven." This is a challenging writing assignment, but you can do it! 
3. Once you have completed all three parts of the assignment, "Submit Assignment." Make sure you proofread before you Submit! This is due today by 5:00 p.m. If you need more time on Friday or over the weekend to work on it, please email me to let me know. 
4. Reminder - The IXL assignment on Adverbs, EE.3 and EE4, is due Friday by 5:00 p.m.
 
....and that will wrap up our week! 
You guys are awesome!
😍

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Assignment

Wednesday, April 15
 

Thank you to everyone who is entering their attendance on the Google Doc for "Attendance."  I am so appreciative!  Please continue to do so each day Monday through Thursday by 3:00 p.m.  If I don't see that you have placed an "X" beside your name, I will need to mark you absent for the day.  

Please check PowerSchool to see if you are missing any assignments.  As I stated in Saturday's email, you are able to submit make up work for past assignments.  However, please email me to let me know which assignments you have completed or corrected so that I can grade it accordingly.

We will have a Google Meet this morning per the regular schedule:

Google Meet Schedule
Periods 1 & 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Periods 3 & 4 - 10:00 a.m.
 
Reminder - to join our class Google Meet, log into Unified Classroom and look for "Events." Click on the URL for "Doan - Online Class Link." If that doesn't work, Copy/Paste that link into a new tab. I'll look forward to seeing you Tuesday morning.
 
Social Studies
1. Listen to Mrs. Doan's explanations and reminders about Lesson 23 during this morning's Google Meet.
2. Then work on the following independently. First, if you have not yet completed the reading and notes for Lesson 23, Sections 1-3, finish that up first.
3. Work on the reading and note-taking for Lesson 23, Sections 4 and 5 ("Industry" and "Art"). Don't forget to click on the vocabulary words to read the definitions and the visuals to see the captions. Please write in complete stand-alone sentences that reflect the key details from the sections. 
4. Remember, we are not doing the "activity," so you can skip the bottom section of the notes (look for the directions that say "Note: If your class is not doing the activity, skip the following.")
5. On Thursday, we will be finishing up the lesson, including Sections 6 and 7. The online Lesson Game, "The Matrix of Knowledge" will be the assessment for the lesson and should be completed by Friday at 5:00 p.m. If you have time and would like to start working ahead on these parts of the lesson, please feel free to do that!
 
 English
1. During our Google Meet, we will look at the short story "Eleven" a little more closely as we evaluate how the author developed the plot.
2. After the Google Meet, find the StudySync "Close Read: Eleven" assignment. Work on the Vocabulary activity first, but challenge yourself to write interesting sentences that include adverbs. Each sentence should be at least 10 words long and include at least one adverb. Some reminders about adverbs are shown below in bright green. These sentences will be graded, so do your best. This is good writing practice!
3. Then work on the Read part of the StudySync "Close Read: Eleven" assignment. You will need to do some new highlighting and annotating to prepare for tomorrow's Write activity. (You do not need to start the Write part of the assignment. We will talk about it tomorrow and work on getting that paragraph started together.)
4. IXL EE.3 and EE.4 is due Friday.
 
An adverb is a word that describes or modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb. It tells you howwhenwhereto what extent or to what degree. In the sample sentences below, the adverbs are shown in bold type. You might want to watch the two videos posted below to get ideas for well-written sentences using adverbs. Also, remember the IXL practice you are doing in EE.3 and EE.4.
 
Some adverbs tell you how. These adverbs usually end in -ly.
          How well does she play the accordion?
          She plays the accordion splendidly.
Some adverbs tell you when.
          When will he perform?
          He will perform soon.
Some adverbs tell you where.
         Where did she go?
         She went downstairs.
Some adverbs tell you to what extent or degree.
         To what extent or degree is he reasonable?
         He is not reasonable.
 
There is a link shown below that includes some great lists of adverbs that may be helpful when you are writing your sentences for the Vocabulary section of the "Eleven: Close Read" assignment. Check it out!

Due:

Assignment

Tuesday, April 14
 
It was so great to see so many of you at yesterday's Google Meet! We will have another Google Meet this morning to go over the English lesson, so please plan on being there at your scheduled time. For this meeting, you will need to print out the worksheet shown here called "Object Symbolism Chart." If possible, please print it out before our class meeting. You will also need a pencil or pen and your English Journal (if you have it). If you are not able to print, have a blank piece of paper ready for taking notes.
 
Google Meet Schedule
Periods 1 & 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Periods 3 & 4 - 10:00 a.m.
 
Reminder - to join our class Google Meet, log into Unified Classroom and look for "Events." Click on the URL for "Doan - Online Class Link." If that doesn't work, Copy/Paste that link into a new tab. I'll look forward to seeing you Tuesday morning.
 
English
If you miss our Google Meet, you will need to do the following:
1. Watch the video posted below - "Symbolism (Literary Device)"
2. Print out the worksheet entitled "Object Symbolism Chart" and include your ideas about the symbolic meanings of these objects. You could contact a classmate to get some of the ideas discussed in our class meeting. At the bottom of the worksheet, write down these two important definitions:
 
Symbol = a person, place, or thing that, in addition to its literal meaning, has other layers of meaning
Symbolism in Literature - Symbols often stand for abstract ideas. Writers use symbols to reinforce the theme or message of a literary work.
 
3. Take a picture of the completed worksheet and send it to my email - sdoan@smusd.us.
 
Also, continue to work on the grammar skill, adverbs. The IXL assignment, EE.3 and EE.4, is due Friday.
 
Social Studies
1. If you have not yet completed the notes for Lesson 23, Section 1, do that first.
2. Work on the reading and note-taking for Lesson 23, Sections 2 and 3 ("Government" and "Agriculture"). Don't forget to click on the vocabulary words to read the definitions and the visuals to see the captions. Please write in complete stand-alone sentences that reflect the key details from the sections. 
3. Remember, we are not doing the "activity," so you can skip the bottom section of the notes (look for the directions that say "Note: If your class is not doing the activity, skip the following.")
 
 
 

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Assignment

Monday, April 13
Welcome back to "distance learning" and the rest of Quarter 4. I hope you had a nice, relaxing Spring Break and feel ready to resume our online learning adventures!
 
I also hope you received the email I sent on Saturday about plans going forward for Quarter 4. If not, I have attached it as a file below. Please make sure you have read all this information because there are some important new updates you should know about.
 
We will have a "Google Meet" Monday morning, so please be there at your scheduled time:
 
Periods 1 & 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Periods 3 & 4 - 10:00 a.m.
 
Reminder - to join our class Google Meet, log into Unified Classroom and look for "Events." Click on the URL for "Doan - Online Class Link." If that doesn't work, Copy/Paste that link into a new tab. I'll look forward to seeing you Monday morning!
 
Social Studies
This week we will be working on Lesson 23 = The Han Dynasty.
1. We will work on the Preview Activity together during our "Google Meet" because you will need to look at some images I project in order to answer the questions. If you miss our "Google Meet" for some reason, please email me and I will try to get the info. to you.
2. Then read the Introduction, and don't forget to click on the visual to see the caption.
3. Read Section 1 - "Warfare." Examine the map closely, using the Map Key to notice details. Do the "Check for Understanding," and then complete the notes online. 
Note: we are not doing the "activity," so you can skip the bottom section of the notes that includes the map (look for the directions that say "Note: If your class is not doing the activity, skip the following.")
 
English
We'll be working on a grammar skill this week, "Adverbs" -
1. There are two videos posted below that provide helpful review. 
2. BrainPop assignment - Log into BrainPop and find the "Adverbs" assignment. Watch the video and do the Review Quiz. (This is due by Monday at 5:00 p.m.)
3. The IXL assignment for the week includes EE.3 and EE.4 (due Friday). Note: There will be one more IXL section for this week, and I'll tell you about it tomorrow!
 

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Assignment

Friday, April 3
Happy Friday! Today is "catch up" day, so please read the postings below to double check that you have completed all the assignments for the week. Today is also the beginning of Spring Break! Enjoy some well-deserved time off with your family, and remember to read, read, read! 
 
There are two links shown below that you might want to check out. One is the "Scholastic Learn At Home" link, and the other is a link for Virtual Field Trips. Even if you are not traveling this week, you can take one of these virtual field trips and see some incredible sights. 
 
I feel so lucky to have such amazing students! I truly appreciate you all, and I'll look forward to seeing you all again on Monday, April 13th.
 
Social Studies
Our goal for the week was to complete Lesson 22 = China's First Emperor. Make sure you have completed all the notes for the lesson in History Alive online, Sections 1-5. For the Summary, you should do the "Check for Understanding" activity, but you do not need to do the Processing Activity (unless you want to!).
 
The online Lesson Game is called "Crack the Code." Spend some time on this and see what kind of score you can reach based on what you remember! This will not be graded, but it should be "completed." 
 
English
Double check this list to make sure you have completed, and submitted (online), all the assignments for the week:
1. "Eleven" First Read assignment - annotations and Think Questions 
2. Skill Lesson: "Story Structure" (Video, Model section, Your Turn Quiz)
3. Skill Lesson: "Figurative Language (Video, Model section, Your Turn Quiz)
 
Extra! Extra! (Here's a fun EXTRA activity that you can do over the break!): "Blast: Blog It!" in Study Sync assignments - Here you can learn about the use of text features found in one form of popular media, a blog post, while looking at a blog post about American novelist Sandra Cisneros. You can read the Blast Info, check out the related research links, take a Poll, and create your own "Blast."
 

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Thursday, April 2
We will have a short "Google Meet" at the beginning of class to go over a couple of things (Period 2 - 9:00 a.m./Period 4 - 10:00 a.m.). Don't worry if you can't make the meeting. Everything you need to know is posted here!
 
Don't forget to go to the attendance roster on the shared Google Doc to mark an "x" next to your name. Also, please "participate" in the assigned activities to show you are "present" in our online learning programs. As you know, school work is no longer optional and will now be graded (at least as "complete" vs. "incomplete"). Keep up the great work you are doing, and please email if you have any questions about that!
 
 
Social Studies
I have seen some excellent note-taking in the online ISN for Lesson 22. Most of you are doing a great job reflecting the key details from each section in your answers. Keep it up!
 
1. Our goal is to finish up Lesson 22 by the end of the day on Friday. Yesterday, the assignment included Sections 3 and 4. If you have not finished reading and note-taking up to that point, work on that first!
 
2. Then read Section 5 - The Emperor's Death and the End of the Qin Dynasty. Remember to click on the vocabulary words to see definitions and the visuals to see captions. Do the "Check for Understanding" activity and complete the notes online.
 
3. Read the Summary and do the "Check for Understanding" there. The "Processing" activity at the bottom is optional (not required).
 
4. Work on the online Lesson Game - "Crack the Code." If you do not have time to finish all of this, remember Friday is "catch up" day!
 
English
1.We are moving through the "Eleven" Unit beautifully. The annotations, Think Questions, and "Story Structure" should all be completed by 3:00 p.m. today. I will be checking them!
 
2. Complete the "Eleven" Skill Lesson on "Figurative Language." Watch the Video and read the paragraph below, highlight the Model section, and take the "Your Turn" quiz. Remember, the "Your Turn" quiz will not be graded (except for completion). Use it as a learning opportunity, though. If you miss some questions, make sure you check out the corrections and think about WHY those answers make sense. This part should be completed by 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Wednesday, April 1
Spring Break is right around the corner. Let's use the next couple of days to finish strong! I know this independent work routine is very different than what you are used to, but look at it as a great opportunity to become a stronger student. So much of what you will be doing in the future will require you to be a "self-starter," so stay motivated. You can do this!
 
Please don't forget to mark an "x" next to your name for daily attendance on the shared Google doc. I will also look at your daily assignments to check for "participation." That's the new routine going forward. 
 
Also, continue to e-mail me if you have any questions. I'm just hanging out.. I'd love to hear from you anytime!
 
Social Studies
To continue working on Lesson 22 = The First Emperor of China, do the following:
 
1. Read Section 3 - Protecting the Northern Border. Don't forget you can click on the vocabulary words to see definitions and highlight main ideas. This is the section where we'll learn about the Great Wall of China! Complete the notes for the section online. Write 2-3 complete sentences for each written answer.
 
2. Watch the short video provided in the link below - "What Makes the Great Wall of China So Extraordinary" 
 
3. Read Section 4 - Ending Opposition. Make sure you understand what it means to censor something. This is an important term for the lesson. Then complete the notes online.
 
Challenge Activity: Work on IXL Social Studies section D.3 - The Qin Empire
 
English
1. Some of you are still working on your annotations and Think Questions for "Eleven." Finish up those parts of the "First Read" assignment, and proofread carefully! Notice that Think Question #1 requires a RACES response. If you would like me to "Reopen" the assignment so you can revise and proofread, just send me an e-mail.
 
2. The new assignment for "Eleven" is called "Story Structure." Watch the Video, and don't forget to read the paragraph BELOW the Video. Then carefully read and highlight the Model section. When you are ready, take the Your Turn quiz.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tuesday, March 31
We will not have a Google Meet this morning. I want you to have as much time as possible for these assignments! By the way, we won't Google Meet most days. If we do need to "Meet," I will send you an e-mail. 
 
Remember, you can work on English/Social Studies assignments whenever you have time during the day. I will be checking your progress toward the end of the each day just to see how you are doing. Friday can also be a "catch up" day if you need more time. Don't forget to let me know if you have any questions!
 
 
Social Studies
Continue working on Lesson 22 = The First Emperor of China, and complete Section 2 - "Standardizing the Culture." Don't forget to click on the visuals, do the "Check for Understanding," and take the time to do complete notes that reflect the key details from the section. (By the way, tomorrow's assignment will include Sections 3 and 4 if you like to get a head start.)
 
 
English
Continue working on your annotations in "Eleven." You should have at least 8-10 thoughtfully written annotations. Here are some reminders about what to look for:
 

1. Highlight text where you have a question, then write the question in the text box.

2. Highlight unfamiliar vocabulary words (especially those shown in bold) and use context clues to predict their meanings in a text box.
 
3. Make connections – highlight the text you are referring to, then type in the text box about the connection you are making. Does this part remind you of something you know about or have experienced? Explain.
 
4. Look for examples of Figurative Language! Highlight the text, then explain in a text box what type of F.L. is being used. Don’t forget to also explain what the author is communicating by using this F.L. (Refer to English Journal p. 24 or link shown below.)
 
5. Think about the characters, especially the main character. Highlight important text evidence that helps you understand what kind of person she is and explain what you infer in a text box.
 
6. Determine the Narrator Point-of-View. Highlight an example of text that helped you determine the POV and explain it in a text box (Refer to English Journal p. 12 or the link shown below).
 
* Once you have finished your annotations, work on Think Questions #1-5. (You should be able to access them now because I added them to the "First Read" assignment). You will need to watch the StudySyncTV video in order to answer #4-5.
 

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Monday, March 30 

We will try to have a short “Google Meet” this morning to kick off our week! You should have received an e-mail with a reminder, but just go into Unified Classroom and look under “Events” to find the link.

Periods 1 & 2 – “Google Meet” at 9:00 a.m.

Periods 3 & 4 – “Google Meet” at 10:00 a.m.

If for some reason you miss the “Google Meet,” please don’t worry! Everything you need to know is posted here.

Attendance: I will be starting to take attendance every day. You should have received a shared Google doc with a roster for our class. Please mark an X each day next to your name in the column that indicates what day it is!

Participation: As Mrs. Faure said in her e-mail, “Participation in Google Meetings and completion of assignments online are now important for students to engage in each school day.”   Note: On most days, I will just be posting the assignments on my teacher web page. We will not be having a "Google Meet" every day.

Remember to e-mail me if you are having difficulties getting into the programs or seeing the directions. I am here to help!

 

Social Studies

This week we will be covering Lesson 22 = The First Emperor of China. The focus question is – “Was the Emperor of Qin an effective leader?” With that in mind, please do the following:

 1. Log into History Alive and find Lesson 22 - Introduction. Scroll down to do the Preview Activity and do that first. Then go back up to read the Introduction.

2. Go on to Section 1. Click on the purple star to highlight the main ideas, read the section carefully, and don’t forget to click on the visuals to see the captions.

3. Do the Section 1 “Check for Understanding” activity, then complete the note-taking for the section. Don’t forget, your notes should reflect the key details from the Section! Write 2-4 complete stand-alone sentences for each question.

 

English

We are starting a new short story this week in Study Sync entitled “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Today you will start the “First Read” assignment, but your challenge is to spend some time really highlighting and annotating the story just like we have been doing in “Annotation Assignments” all year.  However, this time you will be highlighting and using text boxes to annotate online! In Study Sync, you will need to find the "Read" section and use the "Annotation" tool to highlight. Once you have highlighted something, you can "Type to add a note."  Here are some reminders about what to look for when you highlight and annotate:

 1. Highlight text where you have a question, then write the question in the text box.

2. Highlight unfamiliar vocabulary words (especially those shown in bold) and use context clues to predict their meanings in a text box.
 
3. Make connections – highlight the text you are referring to, then type in the text box about the connection you are making. Does this part remind you of something you know about or have experienced? Explain.
 
4. Look for examples of Figurative Language! Highlight the text, then explain in a text box what type of F.L. is being used. Don’t forget to also explain what the author is communicating by using this F.L. (Refer to English Journal p. 24 or link shown below.)
 
5. Think about the characters, especially the main character. Highlight important text evidence that helps you understand what kind of person she is and explain what you infer in a text box.
 
6. Determine the Narrator Point-of-View. Highlight an example of text that helped you determine the POV and explain it in a text box (Refer to English Journal p. 12 or the link shown below).
 
Have fun with this! Make lots of great annotations - I know you can do this!
FYI, you do not need to watch the "StudySyncTV" today. We will do that tomorrow.

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Friday, March 27
Happy Friday! We made it through one week of "distance learning," and I think it went pretty well! I'm so proud of my amazing students who really rose to the occasion to take on this challenge. Today is "catch up" day! You can go back and finish up any assignments that have not been completed. I will also give you some suggestions for "challenge" activities that you may find interesting.
 
We have some birthdays this week. Kevin Dun's birthday was Thursday, and we have two birthdays today (Friday) - Jayden Zhu and Josh Walcha. Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy your day!
 
Social Studies
1. If you click on "Show All Assignments" below this posting, you will be able to see all the postings for this week. 
2. Make sure you have read Lesson 21 - Introduction and Sections 1-4. Starting with Sections 3-4, I asked you to do your notes online so I can see your great note-taking skills.
3. Make sure you completed the "Three Chinese Philosophers - Who Said What?" activity in Google Classroom, and "Turn In" the assignment in Google Classroom when you are done. 
4. Challenge Activities - In Lesson 21, there are two additional sections that include enrichment reading to go with the lesson. One is "Explore - Confucianism: One Man's Great Vision for Ancient China." The other is entitled "Primary Source - Lessons for Women." Both have questions, charts, and activities to do below the readings.
 
English
1. Make sure you have completed the "Connotation and Denotation" assignment in Study Sync.
2. Did you complete the BrainPop activity by watching the "Helen Keller" video and doing the Review Quiz online?
3. Make sure you finished up the "Helen Keller Quote Analysis" paragraph in Google Classroom and "Turn In" the assignment. 
4. If you have the green packet for Helen Keller, finish up p. 5 to decode the quote shown in Braille. If you don't have the packet, the link is shown below.
5. Challenge Activity - Check out the "Scholastic Learn At Home" website. Read whatever magazine articles interest you! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html
 
 

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Thursday, March 26
 
Hello! I'm seeing lots of great work in our online programs like History Alive, Study Sync, Google Classroom, and BrainPop. I'm so proud of you all for taking charge and figuring this out so effectively! It is so important to continue practicing your critical thinking and communication skills -- you will need those skills for anything you do in life! I'm also getting e-mails with great questions and requests for clarification. Keep them coming! 
 
Please SAVE all written work in a folder.  Write your name and date on each assignment.  If we go back in May, I might need to collect finished work.  Thank you for your cooperation!
 
Also, please remember to ask for help if you are having any issues with technology. You know how to reach me - sdoan@smusd.us.
 
I will continue to post assignments for both Social Studies and English every day, and your completed work online will help me keep track of student "attendance." Keep up the good work!
 
Social Studies
1. If you completed the notes online in History Alive for Lesson 21, Section 3 (Daoism), I looked over them and may have given you some feedback. Check it out!
2. In the online History Alive program, read Lesson 21, Section 4 (Legalism). Don't forget to click on the visuals to see the captions, complete the "Check for Understanding" activity, and do the notes ONLINE.
3. In Google Classroom for Social Studies, find the "Three Chinese Philosophers" assignment and follow the directions. You will need to use the information you learned in Lesson 21 to fully explain your thinking. 
4. Note: Friday (tomorrow) will be a day to play "catch up" on any unfinished work. I will also be available for "Office Hours" on Friday to help you individually if you have any questions.
 
English
1. If you have not already done the BrainPop activity, please log in to find the assignment for the "Helen Keller" video and Review Quiz activity.
2. Continue to work on the Helen Keller Quote Analysis paragraph if you have not already finished that activity in Google Classroom. If you are having trouble accessing the link (shown below) with the quote choices, please e-mail me. I can send them to you in an e-mail.
3. If you have the green packet for The Story of My Life, do the "Decode It" activity on page 5. You will be challenged to "decode" the Helen Keller Quotation that is written in Braille! If you do not have the packet, you can find it in the link below. Just use binder paper to decode the quote, and remember to save all your papers that show your work.
 

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Wednesday, March 25
I keep thinking about the Growth Mindset activities we have done this year. I'm definitely trying to have one, too! I realize that you are being asked to do things differently from what you're used to. You are being asked to take on a lot more responsibility for your own learning, but I hope you see this as an opportunity to become more independent! I've seen lots of great work being done in our online portals. Continue to put in your best effort and learn as much as you can. (I have included an attachment that shows the Journal page we did about Growth Mindset. It's a good reminder!)
 
Update #1: Regarding attendance, the district has asked teachers to start keeping track of student participation in online classes. For now, I will do that by looking at the work you do online, like the Study Sync assignments or the History Alive note-taking activities. Next week, we'll start doing some sort of organized daily attendance. I'm waiting for more directions from the district about how that will be done. I'll keep you posted! 
 
Update #2: For this week, I will be posting assignment suggestions for BOTH Social Studies & English every day. You do not need to follow Mrs. Faure's schedule for now. We will continue to move forward in the way we are used to, which is having a block period of Social Studies and English. Please try to spend 30 minutes or so on each subject area (or approximately one hour total) every day. 
 
 
 
Social Studies Assignments
1. Log into History Alive, Lesson 21 - Section 3 (Daoism). Read the section carefully. Don't forget to click on the visuals to see the captions.
2. Do the "Check for Understanding" activity below the section.
3. Complete the Notes for the section ONLINE. (I have entered this as an assignment in History Alive, so hopefully it will show up for you that way.) FYI, notice the directions for this section. Since Daoism includes a philosophy that "everyone must discover knowledge for themselves," you can take notes in whatever way you choose. Think about how you learn best, and try to reflect the key details from the section in those notes. If you like to draw, you can draw on paper or in the ISN and send me a photo if possible. I would love to see them!
 
English
1. Log into BrainPop and find the Helen Keller assignment. Watch the video, and then do the Review Quiz online. Please let me know if you have any issues with logging in, and we can figure it out!
2. Helen Keller Quote Analysis Activity - You will see this assignment posted in Google Classroom (under English). The choices for the different quotes are shown in the link below. Choose one of the quotes to analyze, then copy/paste it into the Google Classroom assignment. Just follow the directions in the assignment, and it should be pretty clear. You all did such a great job on the last quote analysis activity when we looked at Jackie Robinson's quotes. This requires some deeper thinking, but you can do it! You will have today AND tomorrow to work on your paragraph, but try to get it completed by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Let me know if you have any questions!
 
 
 
 
 

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Tuesday, March 24
I hope you all are doing well and feeling ready to take on a few more learning opportunities! Before we start, I just want to remind you that if you are having any technical difficulties,  you should let us know. We may be able to help you solve the problem. Since we'll be doing so much "online" learning going forward, it's important that you can get "online" to access the various programs and links. Mrs. Anand is also available for technical questions and assistance. We'll do everything we can to get you up and running! Just e-mail me with any questions or concerns - sdoan@smusd.us.
 
For this week, we will not be doing any kind of Google "Meet." I will be posting suggestions for assignments that you can work on independently as we get used to this new way of learning. Also, please don't worry if you don't have all of your materials (like your binder, English Journal, or workbooks). I will make sure there are options so you can either complete an assignment online or with links provided on this web page.
 
One point of clarification. I will be posting suggestions for BOTH Social Studies & English assignments every day. You do not need to follow Mrs. Faure's schedule, which works well for 7th and 8th grade, but does not align with our 6th Grade block schedule. We will continue to move forward in the way we are used to in order to maintain continuity. Please try to spend 30 minutes or so on each subject area (or approximately one hour total) every day. 
 
Social Studies
 
New Information About IXL for Social Studies!
We now have access to this subject area in IXL, and there are lots of interesting sections to check out!
Use the link shown below to see a list of recommended sections that you can work on independently whenever you choose.
I will also be including some section suggestions in upcoming assignments, like the one today about Confucius.
 
1. Log into History Alive to make sure you have completed the first three sections in Lesson 21 (Three Chinese Philosophies). Hopefully you have already read the Introduction, Section 1 (The Zhou Dynasty), and Section 2 (Confucianism). If you have not completed the notes either online or in the ISN, please do that first!
2. Watch one or both of the videos posted below to learn a little bit more about Confucius. 
3. Work on the IXL Social Studies Section - D.6 (The Teachings of Confucius). See if you can reach a score of 100!
 
English
 
Remember to keep reading!
Did you know the San Marino Library offers curbside pickup for requested books? 
 
1. If you haven't finished up the Study Sync lesson on "Connotation and Denotation," do that first. Don't forget to watch the video, read the Model, and take the Your Turn quiz.
2. In the First Read assignment for The Story of My Life, go back in to finish up the Vocabulary section and the Reading Quiz. Remember, you can re-read the excerpt by using "Split Screen Mode" in the Think Questions section. (I have "re-opened" this assignment so you can access it.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Monday, May 23
 
Hello wonderful students! Hope you all are doing well and finding ways to stay busy. Each day I will be posting optional "assignments," and I'll also be using this page to make announcements and/or give you additional suggestions for English/Social Studies activities. Remember, the goal is for us to carry on with our learning, and we can do that! Please feel free to e-mail me any time if you have questions. I'd also love to hear how you are doing!
 
Also, remember to keep reading. I have posted a link below for Scholastic "Learn At Home" which you may find interesting, or just find a great book to enjoy!
 
Social Studies
 
General Reminders for History Alive: 
  • When using History Alive, remember to use all the online features we have been using all year. Click on the visuals to see the captions, use the Main Ideas "star" to highlight the main ideas, and utilize the "Check for Understanding" activities at the bottom of each section for practice.
  • When taking notes, remember to read the directions carefully and write completely. The goal is to reflect the key details from each section so you can remember the main ideas of the lesson!
 
1. Log into History Alive!  to begin Lesson 21 = Three Chinese Philosophies. 
2. Find the Introduction section, and work on the "Preview" assignment at the bottom. You can either choose to use your ISN, page 153, or write your answers in the online program. Then read the Introduction section.
3. Read sections 1 and 2 and do the notes either in the ISN on p. 154-155 or online. (Refer to the reminders above!)
 
English
1. We have been working on reading an excerpt from The Story of My Life by Helen Keller in Study Sync. The "Skills" focus for this selection is Denotation and Connotation. Remember, we did a page in the English Journal on page 29 (an image of this is posted below). You have also been working on this "Skill" in IXL - T.2.
2. Log into ConnectEd/Study Sync and do the "Connotation and Denotation" assignment. Watch the video and read the paragraph in the "Define" section, read and highlight the "Model" section, and then take the "Your Turn" quiz. 
3. If you have time, add some more examples in the English Journal on p. 29 (left side) of words that have related meanings but show positive vs. negative connotation (Hint: there are lots of good examples in IXL - T.2).
 
Have fun, and I'll touch base with you again tomorrow! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Update: You have probably seen e-mails from SMUSD announcing that classes will be suspended starting tomorrow.
For now, there will be no online classes for students.
I am waiting for further clarification from the district about what we will be doing going forward.
 
In the meantime, find a good book, relax, and enjoy some reading.
40 minutes a day will make you smarter!
 
 
 
 

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Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 19/20 Assessment
 
Homework: If you have not finished writing your Shang Museum Exhibit summary paragraph, you will need to finish it as homework tonight. We will be doing final drafts and assembling the project tomorrow!
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Peer Editing process 
 
Homework:
  • If you have not finished The Story of My Life "First Read" Think Questions, you will need to finish them up for homework tonight.
  • IXL assignment - K.1, K.2, T.2 has a new due date! It is due by Tuesday, 3/17 (not Friday).
Reminders
Today we went over some online features that we'll be using in the event of a school closure. 
As part of Unified Classroom/Power School, there is a feature called "Meet."
This is the site that I would use to make announcements, take attendance, and give instructions.
I would also continue to use my teacher web page to communicate important information and updates.
Crazy times, but we'll make it work! Remember, the goal is to carry on with our learning, and we can do that!
In our effort to be as germ-free as possible in the classroom,
we are using a lot of kleenex, baby wipes, and liquid Purell.
We are starting to run low on these important supplies,
so contributions would be much appreciated.
(We do have plenty of disinfecting/Clorox wipes.)
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Tuesday (3/17):  IXL - K.1, K.2, T.2 due (new date)
Wednesday (3/18): All Quarter 3 Make-Up Work due
Wednesday (3/25):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/27):  Quarter 3 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 

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Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 20 Shang Museum Exhibit Project
 
Homework: The Lesson 19/20 assessment is tomorrow. Here are some reminders about how to review -
  • Use the blue Study Guide that was passed out in class yesterday
  • Complete the Lesson 19 and Lesson 20 online Lesson Games (homework due tomorrow)
  • Watch the video posted below from Mr. Zoller on Geography of China
English
Wednesday Classwork: Denotation & Connotation activity in English Journal 
 
Homework:  
  • IXL assignment - K.1, K.2, T.2 has a new due date! It is due by Tuesday, 3/17 (not Friday).
  • If you did not finish the Think Questions from The Story of My Life "First Read" assignment, they should be completed as homework by Friday.
 
Reminders
In our effort to be as germ-free as possible in the classroom,
we are using a lot of kleenex, baby wipes, and liquid Purell!
We are starting to run low on these important supplies,
so contributions would be much appreciated.
(We do have plenty of disinfecting/Clorox wipes.)
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/12): Social Studies Test - Lessons 19/20
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Friday (3/13): Foxcade Lounge fundrasier
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Tuesday (3/17):  IXL - K.1, K.2, T.2 due (new date)
Friday (3/20):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Wednesday (3/25):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/27):  Quarter 3 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 

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Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Shang Museum Project - rough draft of summary paragraph (on yellow handout) followed by peer editing (as time permitted)
 
Homework:
  • Hopefully you finished the rough draft for the Shang Museum project summary paragraph in class today. If you have a great deal left to do, you may have to work on it at home to get caught up.
  • The Lesson 19/20 Assessment will be on Thursday. Use the blue Study Guide to begin review. Both online lesson games will be due by Thursday, so you might want to begin at least the Lesson 19 review tonight.
English
Tuesday Classwork: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller - "First Read" assignment with Think Questions
 
Homework: Continue to work on the new IXL assignment - K.1, K.2, T.2 
 
Reminders
In our effort to be as germ-free as possible in the classroom,
we are using a lot of kleenex, baby wipes, and liquid Purell!
We are starting to run low on these important supplies,
so contributions would be much appreciated.
(We do have plenty of disinfecting/Clorox wipes.)
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/12): Social Studies Test - Lessons 19/20
Friday (3/13) - IXL - K.1, K.2, T.2 due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Friday (3/13): Foxcade Lounge fundrasier
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Friday (3/20):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Wednesday (3/25):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/27):  Quarter 3 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 

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Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 20 = The Shang Dynasty 
  • Artifact Activity - last 3 stations
  • Review of answers on activity log
  • Introduction of Processing Activity - Shang Museum Exhibit
Homework: The Lesson 19/20 test will be on Thursday. It will be important to review the Lessons and complete the online Lesson Games before then!
 
English
Monday Classwork: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller - "First Read" Think Questions (will be finished up in class tomorrow)
 
Homework: Spend at least 20 minutes working on the new IXL assignment - K.1, K.2, T.2 (due Friday)
 
Reminders
In our effort to be as germ-free as possible in the classroom,
we are using a lot of kleenex, baby wipes, and liquid Purell!
We are starting to run low on these important supplies,
so contributions would be much appreciated.
(We do have plenty of disinfecting/Clorox wipes.)
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/12): Social Studies Test - Lessons 19/20
Friday (3/13) - IXL - K.1, K.2, T.2 due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Friday (3/13): Foxcade Lounge fundrasier
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 

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Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 20 = The Shang Dynasty
  • Introduction in online text
  • Shang Artifact Activity - Artifact A with Notes in ISN for Section 6 on p. 151 (top)
  • Partner Activity = Shang Artifacts
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller - Annotation Assignment from green packet, page 2, with Study Sync workbook p. 40-41
 
Homework:
  • Finish the Annotation Assignment (green packet, page 2) in the Study Sync workbook on p. 41-42
  • The next IXL assignment will include sections K.1, K.2, and T.2. It is due next Friday, March 13.
 
Reminders
In our effort to be as germ-free as possible in the classroom,
we are using a lot of kleenex, baby wipes, and liquid Purell!
We are starting to run low on these important supplies,
so contributions would be much appreciated.
(We do have plenty of disinfecting/Clorox wipes.)
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Thursday (3/12): Social Studies Test - Lessons 19/20
Friday (3/13) - IXL - K.1, K.2, T.2 due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 19, Sections 7-9 with notes in ISN on p. 143-145
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Paraphrasing practice in Common Core Workbook, page 89, #4
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller - preview video, directions for annotation assignment on p. 2 of green packet, highlighting & annotating in Study Sync Workbook on p. 40 (to be continued)
Homework: The Nonfiction Book Report is due tomorrow! Please use the pink directions while you are completing the sections. The yellow Vocabulary Log should be turned in with the final Book Review project.
 
Reminders
In our effort to be as germ-free as possible in the classroom,
we are using a lot of kleenex, baby wipes, and liquid Purell!
We are starting to run low on these important supplies,
so contributions would be much appreciated.
(We do have plenty of disinfecting/Clorox wipes.)
Many thanks in advance for your help and support.
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5): Nonfiction Book Report - final Book Review booklet due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Thursday (3/12): Social Studies Test - Lessons 19/20
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 19, Sections 3-6 with notes in ISN on p. 141
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Paraphrasing activity in English Journal with Power Point presentation and practice
 
Homework: The Nonfiction Book Report is due Thursday. Please use the pink directions while you are completing the sections. The yellow Vocabulary Log should be turned in with the final Book Review project.
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5): Nonfiction Book Report - final Book Review booklet due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 19 = Geography and the Early Settlement of China
  • Preview Activity in ISN on p. 141
  • Introduction in online text
  • Section 1 with notes in ISN on p. 142
  • Section 2 with notes in ISN on p. 142
English
Monday Classwork: 
  • Common Core Workbook - Unit 6 Practice Test on p. 87-91
  • The Story of My Life (excerpt from Helen Keller's autobiography) green packet p. 7-9
Homework:
  • If you did not finish p. 87-91 in the Common Core workbook, finish them up for HW
  • The Story of My Life green packet - p. 7-9 (don't forget that the directions ask you to use text evidence to support your answers)
  • The Nonfiction Book Report is due Thursday. Please use the pink directions while you are completing the sections. The yellow Vocabulary Log should be turned in with the final Book Review project.
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (3/3): Assembly Schedule - PfA Speaker (Dr. Elmore)
Thursday (3/5): Nonfiction Book Report - final Book Review booklet due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 18 = Achievements of the Gupta Empire - paragraph writing "What Is a Golden Age?"
 
Homework: The Lesson 18 writing activity should have been turned in Friday. If you have not completed it, please turn it in on Monday.
 
English
Friday Classwork: Nonfiction Book Report
 
Homework: The Nonfiction Book Report is due Thursday, 3/5. Please use the pink directions while you are completing the sections. The yellow Vocabulary Log should be turned in with the final Book Review project.
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (3/3): Assembly Schedule - PfA Speaker (Dr. Elmore)
Thursday (3/5): Nonfiction Book Report - final Book Review booklet due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 18 = The Achievements of the Gupta Empire overview with paragraph writing about this "Golden Age."
 
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson on Summary Writing in English Journal on p.20
  • Nonfiction Book Report - summary (typed in Google Classroom)
Homework:
  • Finish the Google Classroom assignment for your Nonfiction Book Report Summary (use the writing tools and English Journal for reference!)
  • For those of you who did not have the Nonfiction Book Report Vocabulary Log competed (yellow), please make sure you finish it tonight
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5): Nonfiction Book Report - final Book Review booklet due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Lesson 16/17 Assessment
  • Proofreading of Ashoka's Edicts activity (gray chart) - turned in
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Writing a Summary lesson in English Journal on p. 20
  • Argumentative Paragraph - Why Kids Should Go to the Dentist (printed and turned in)
  • Last 2 pages in yellow Opinion/Argumentative packet
Homework: The Nonfiction Book Report (reading, Stop & Jot and New Vocabulary Log) is due tomorrow! Don't forget to bring your book to class. I will be checking the Stop & Jot post-its and the yellow Vocabulary Log.
 
Reminders
In Homeroom, students received a flyer about the Spring Fundraiser activity
that should be shared with parents. 
The "Foxcade Lounge" will be a fun way to support HMS!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (2/27): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date (new date)
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Blue worksheet on Primary & Secondary Sources
  • Lesson 17 - Summary
  • "Ashoka's Edicts" Activity - Wrap-Up Discussion
  • Lesson 16/17 Assessment - Study Guide and suggestions for review
Homework: The Lesson 16/17 Assessment is tomorrow (Wednesday). The online Lesson Games for both chapters should be completed before the test (this is homework). Other review activities could include the online Vocabulary Cards and the blue Study Guide, as well as reviewing the sections and your notes.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Argumentative Writing - Why Kids Should Go to the Dentist
 
Homework:
  • The Nonfiction Book Report (reading, Stop & Jot and New Vocabulary Log) is due on Thursday. Continue reading your book and doing the related activities with this due date in mind!
Reminders
In Homeroom, students received a flyer about the Spring Fundraiser activity
that should be shared with parents. 
The "Foxcade Lounge" will be a fun way to support HMS!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/26): Lesson 16/17 Social Studies Test 
Wednesday (2/26) Noontime Fun
Thursday (2/27): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date (new date)
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
 
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 17 - Asoka's Edicts Partner Activity
 
Homework: The Lesson 16/17 Assessment will be on Wednesday. Review activities could include the online Vocabulary Cards and the Lesson Games, as well as reviewing the sections and your notes.
 
English
Monday Classwork: Persuasive/Argumentative Writing with Common Core Workbook p. 82-86
 
Homework:
  • If you did not finish p. 86 in the Common Core Workbook, please make sure you complete it before tomorrow.
  • If you did not finish the first two pages in the yellow packet on Argumentative Writing, finish them up for homework.
  • The Nonfiction Book Report (reading, Stop & Jot and New Vocabulary Log) is due on Thursday (new date). Continue reading your book and doing the related activities with this due date in mind!
  • For those students who are re-taking the Figurative Language portion of the test, the Re-Test is tomorrow! Use the review guidelines on the pink parent letter and the yellow practice packet to review.
Reminders
March Scholastic Book Orders are due by tomorrow. 
For online ordering, go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
and use class code LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (2/25): Figurative Language Re-Test (only for students who qualified)
Wednesday (2/26): Lesson 16/17 Social Studies Test 
Thursday (2/27): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date (new date)
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 17 Activity - Interpreting Ashoka's Edicts
 
Homework: The Lesson 16/17 Assessment will be on Wednesday. Review activities could include the online Vocabulary Cards and the Lesson Game, as well as reviewing the sections and your notes.
 
English
Friday Classwork: Opinion/Argumentative/Persuasive Writing activity in English Journal, p. 27, with yellow practice packet (first two pages)
 
Homework: T
  • The Nonfiction Book Report (reading, Stop & Jot and New Vocabulary Log) is due on Thursday (new date). Continue reading your book and doing the related activities with this due date in mind!
  • For those students who are re-taking the Figurative Language portion of the test, don't forget to get a parent signature on the pink letter if you have not already done so. Also, work on practice and review in the yellow packet (due Monday). The Re-Test will be on Tuesday. 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (2/24): Figurative Language Re-Test - yellow practice packet due
(This is only for students who are re-taking the Figurative Language portion of the test.)
Tuesday (2/25): Figurative Language Re-Test (only for students who qualified)
Wednesday (2/26): Lesson 16/17 Social Studies Test (new date)
Thursday (2/27): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date (new date)
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 17 - Sections 2 and 3 with notes in ISN on p. 126-127
 
Homework: If you were out of the classroom during the lesson for pictures, make sure you make-up the work you missed. Read the section and do the notes!
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Common Core Workbook - p. 81
  • Nonfiction Book Report - reading and Stop & Jot
  • papers passed back - Figurative Language section reviewed
Homework:
  • IXL G.3 and G.4 is due tomorrow. These sections on argumentative/persuasive writing are very important, so please take your time and read the explanations as you go. 
  • Continue reading your nonfiction book report book while recording information on the Stop & Jot post-its and the yellow "New Vocabulary Log." The reading due date is Feb. 26th.
  • For those students who are re-taking the Figurative Language portion of the test, don't forget to get a parent signature on the pink letter. Also, work on practice and review in the yellow packet (due Monday). The Re-Test will be on Tuesday. 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/21): IXL - G.3 and G.4 due
Monday (2/24): Figurative Language Re-Test - yellow practice packet due
(This is only for students who are re-taking the Figurative Language portion of the test.)
Tuesday (2/25): Figurative Language Re-Test (only for students who qualified)
Wednesday (2/26): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 17 = The First Unification of India 
  • Preview Activity in ISN on p. 125
  • Introduction in online text
  • Section 1 with notes in ISN on p. 126 (top)
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • 4 Types of Writing in English Journal on p. 26
  • Common Core Workbook - Lesson 11 on Reading Informational Text/Integrating Information on p. 77-80
Homework:
  • Common Core Workbook p. 81 - please complete this "Try It On Your Own" section carefully, keeping in mind the practice we did today on p. 80.
  • Bring your nonfiction book and Stop & Jot assignment to class tomorrow. I will be checking your progress and giving you some time in class to work on it.  The reading due date is Feb. 26th. Stop & Jot and New Vocabulary Log will need to be completed by this date.
  • IXL G.3 and G.4 is due this Friday, February 21. These sections on argumentative/persuasive writing are very important, so please take your time and read the explanations as you go. 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (2/20):  Yearbook Activities Picture Day
* See the linked schedule below
Friday (2/21): IXL - G.3 and G.4 due
Wednesday (2/26): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
 
Note to Homeroom Students
Spirit Day is a fun end-of-year activity on May 27th.
Students wear t-shirts in certain colors to represent their grade and/or team.
Our class will be wearing light gray t-shirts, and many parents have already
purchased them in the First-Day Packet. I will be asking students to 
request a size - Youth Medium, Youth XL, Adult Small, Adult Medium, or Adult Large, 
so think about what size you want!
For those who did not already order one, orders can be placed now. The cost is $15
and students will bring home order forms.
(Ordering is optional. Students can wear any light gray t-shirt if they prefer.)

Due:

Assignment

What a fabulous Career Day! 
Thank you to all the speakers who took the time to 
be with us today. The students loved it!
 
Enjoy the long weekend, and I'll see you Wednesday!
 
Homework: There is nothing due on the Wednesday we get back, but here's some information on upcoming deadlines.
  • Continue reading your nonfiction book report book while recording information on the Stop & Jot post-its and the yellow "New Vocabulary Log." The reading due date is Feb. 26th.
  • IXL G.3 and G.4 will be due Friday, February 21. These sections on argumentative/persuasive writing are very important, so please take your time and read the explanations as you go. 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
Friday (2/21): IXL - G.3 and G.4 due
Wednesday (2/26): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
 
Note to Homeroom Students
Spirit Day is a fun end-of-year activity on May 27th.
Students wear certain colored t-shirts  to represent their grade and/or team.
Our class will be wearing light gray t-shirts, and many parents have already
purchased them in the First-Day Packet. I will be asking students to 
request a size - Youth Medium, Youth XL, Adult Small, Adult Medium, or Adult Large, 
so think about what size you want!
For those who did not already order one, orders can be placed now. The cost is $15
and students will bring home order forms.
(Ordering is optional. Students can wear any light gray t-shirt if they prefer.)
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • ISN p. 123 - Investigating Primary Sources 
  • Directions for ISN p. 124 - Constructing An Argument
  • Movie - Little Buddha
Homework: ISN p. 124 - "Constructing An Argument" (use the online primary sources and ISN p. 123 for reference as you write your paragraph). You may either write the paragraph in the ISN or create a Google doc to type it. If you type, please share the doc with me (sdoan@smusd.us) or print it out and glue it into your ISN.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Constructing an argument
 
Homework: Continue reading your nonfiction book report book while recording information on the Stop & Jot post-its and the yellow "New Vocabulary Log." The reading due date is Feb. 26th.
 
Note to Homeroom Students
Spirit Day is a fun end-of-year activity on May 27th.
Students wear certain colored t-shirts  to represent their grade and/or team.
Our class will be wearing light gray t-shirts, and many parents have already
purchased them in the First-Day Packet. I will be asking students to 
request a size - Youth Medium, Youth XL, Adult Small, Adult Medium, or Adult Large, 
so think about what size you want!
For those who did not already order one, orders can be placed now. The cost is $15
and students can bring home order forms.
(Ordering is optional. Students can wear any light gray t-shirt if they prefer.)
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
Wednesday (2/26): Nonfiction Book Report - reading due date
(Stop & Jot will be checked, and the project will be started in class)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 16: Investigating Primary Sources online activity with notes in ISN p. 123.
 
Homework:
  • If you did not finish the activity on Primary Sources today, you will need to refer to the online lesson to complete ISN p. 123. The last part, "Constructing an Argument" on p. 124 will be due Thursday.
English
Tuesday Classwork: I Never Had It Made Unit Test
 
Homework:
  • Book approval for the next book report, Nonfiction, is due by tomorrow!
  • If you have already chosen your nonfiction book, continue reading it while using the Stop & Jot post-its and the yellow "New Vocabulary Log." The reading due date is Feb. 26th.
Reminders
We will be watching the rest of the move, Little Buddha, tomorrow.
If you want to contribute to our snack mix, any donation would be most welcome.
We have plenty of goldfish and some cereal, but we could use other ingredients if 
you happen to have some lying around. 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/12): Nonfiction Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork:
  • Lesson 16, Section 6 with notes in ISN on p. 121
  • Movie - Little Buddha
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • Nonfiction Text Structure - We discussed and corrected the small green packet (test review).
  • BrainPop Primary Source activity with video of John Miles Interview and J.R. green packet questions on p. 6
Homework: 
  • The Unit Test is tomorrow. It will cover the excerpt from Jackie Robinson's autobiography I Never Had It Made, and several skills including figurative language, nonfiction text structure, and possessive nouns. Use the study guide that was passed out last week (also posted below).
  • Three packets will be collected tomorrow before the test - the green Jackie Robinson packet (don't forget to finish up the Quote Analysis activity on p. 7), the pink "Reading Candy" packet, and the green Nonfiction Text Structure packet.
  • The next book report will be Nonfiction. Book Approval is due by this Wednesday, Feb. 12.
  • If you have already chosen your nonfiction book, continue reading while using the Stop & Jot post-its and the yellow "New Vocabulary Log." The reading due date is Feb. 26th.
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (2/11): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure) 
Wednesday (2/12): Nonfiction Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 16 = Buddhism, Introduction and Sections 2-3 with notes in ISN on p. 118 and 119 (top)
 
Homework: If you have not already turned in the permission slip for Little Buddha, please bring it tomorrow!
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Study guidelines for the English test on Tuesday (salmon-colored handout)
  • Nonfiction Book Report - Stop & Jot assignment and "New Vocabulary Log" passed out for use while reading your nonfiction book
  • Study Sync assignment on Figurative Language in I Never Had It Made with "Define" video, "Model" section, and "Your Turn Quiz
Homework: 
  • Nonfiction Text Structure - additional practice (green handout) as test review (this is homework that will be checked on Monday)
  • The next book report will be Nonfiction. Book Approval is due by next Wednesday, Feb. 12.
  • If you have already chosen your nonfiction book, continue reading while using the Stop & Jot post-its and the yellow "New Vocabulary Log." The reading due date is Feb. 26th.
  • The Unit Test will be on Tuesday. It will cover the excerpt from Jackie Robinson's autobigraphy I Never Had It Made, and several skills including figurative language, nonfiction text structure, and possessive nouns. Use the study guide that was passed out today (also posted below).
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (2/6): Little Buddha permission slip due
Tuesday (2/11): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure) 
Wednesday (2/12): Nonfiction Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 15 Assessment
 
Homework: Little Buddha - The permission slip for this movie was passed out today. Please try to return it by tomorrow.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • I Never Had It Made packet - p. 8-11 (corrections made in class)
  • Nonfiction Text Structure partner "sort" activity
Homework: 
  • The Unit Test has been postponed until next Tuesday, Feb. 11. It will cover the excerpt from Jackie Robinson's autobigraphy I Never Had It Made, and several skills, including figurative language, nonfiction text structure, and possessive nouns. 
  • Pink "Reading Candy" packet on figurative language - the remaining pages are due tomorrow. 
  • The next book report will be Nonfiction. Book Approval is due by next Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (2/6): Little Buddha permission slip due
Tuesday (2/11): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure) - new date
Wednesday (2/12): Nonfiction Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: 
  • Beliefs of Hinduism: History and Literature - "Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India" (blue handout)
  • Beliefs of Hindusim: History and Art - "Hindu Gods and Goddesses in Art" (blue handout)
  • Lesson 15 Summary with Check for Understanding
  • Lesson 15 Study Guide
Homework:
  • The Lesson 15 assessment is tomorrow. Remember to use the dark blue Study Guide for suggestions on how to review. The online Lesson Game is due tomorrow before the test.
  • Little Buddha - The permission slip for this movie was passed out today. Please try to return it by Thursday. 
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Study Sync lesson on "Informational Text Structure" in I Never Had It Made" with Define video, Model section, and Your Turn quiz.
 
Homework:
  • The Unit Test has been postponed until next Tuesday, Feb. 11. It will cover the excerpt from Jackie Robinson's autobigraphy I Never Had It Made, and several skills, including figurative language, nonfiction text structure, and possessive nouns. 
  • Pink "Reading Candy" packet on figurative language - the remaining pages are not due tomorrow. The new due date is Thursday (focus on reviewing for your Social Studies test tonight instead).
  • The next book report will be Nonfiction. Book Approval is due by next Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/5): Lesson 15 Test (Hinduism)
Thursday (2/6): Little Buddha permission slip du
Tuesday (2/11): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure) - new date
Wednesday (2/12): Nonfiction Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 15, Sections 6 and 7 with notes in ISN on p. 115
 
Homework: The Lesson 15 assessment will be on Wednesday, and the online Lesson Game will need to be completed before that time.
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • Figurative Language Sort - partner activity
  • "Reading Candy" practice packet
Homework: 
  • In the "Reading Candy" packet, the pages on Hyperbole, Personification, and Idioms are due tomorrow. Remember that the page on Idioms is front and back.
  • The remaining pages on Alliteration, Allusion, Onomatopoeia, and Oxymoron are due Wednesday (if not completed in class)
  • IXL E.6 (Figures of Speech) - due tomorrow (Tuesday)
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (2/4): IXL - E.6 due
Wednesday (2/5): Lesson 15 Test (Hinduism)
Thursday (2/6): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure)
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 15, Sections 4 and 5 with notes in ISN on p. 114
 
Homework: You might want to review your notes each day. The Lesson 15 assessment will be next Wednesday, February 5.
 
English
Friday Classwork: 
  • I Never Had It Made First Read Assignment with Think Questions and Vocabulary - self-grading rubric
  • "Reading Candy" packet  on figurative language - pages on Hyperbole, Personification, and Idioms
Homework:
  • In the "Reading Candy" packet, the pages on Hyperbole, Personification, and Idioms are due on Tuesday.
  • IXL E.6 (Figures of Speech) - due Tuesday
Congratulations to all who participated in the Spelling Bee last night.
The four students who represented Mrs. Doan's class did an amazing job!
Audrey Hail
Max Zhou
Daniela Levy
Fiona Chen
 
Also, congratulations to our top 3 spellers!
First Place: Benjamin Wu
Second Place: Carla George
Third Place: Max Zhou
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (2/4): IXL - E.6 due
Wednesday (2/5): Lesson 15 Test (Hinduism)
Thursday (2/6): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure)
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 15 = Hinduism - Sections 2 and 3 with notes in ISN on p. 112-113
 
Homework: You might want to review your notes each day. The assessment will be next Wednesday, February 5.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: 
  • Assembly of Biography Book Report final project (cutting and gluing)
  • I Never Had It Made Think Questions #1-3
Homework: I Never Had It Made online First Read assignment with Think Questions #1-3 and "Submit Assignment." (You may have to do the Vocabulary Activity in order to submit, or we can work on that tomorrow in class.)
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/30): SMUSD Spelling Bee (4:00 p.m.)
Friday (1/31): SMHS Peter Pan Musical Preview (in the HMS auditorium at 12:30)
Tuesday (2/4): IXL - E.6 due
Wednesday (2/5): Lesson 15 Test (Hinduism) - new date
Thursday (2/6): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure)
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 15 = Understanding World Religions: Hinduism -
  • Preview Activity in ISN on p. 111
  • Introduction in online text
  • Section 1 with notes in ISN p. 112
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson - literary analysis questions (practice on white boards) and beginning of Think Questions assignment
 
Homework: The Biography/Autobiography Book Report final project is due tomorrow! You will need to turn in the rough draft and the final card stock figures. Remember, you do not need to cut and glue those figures. We will do that together in class on Thursday. (There will be no IXL homework this week. Work on your book report a little each night to effectively manage this deadline!)!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/30): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - final project due date
Thursday (1/30): SMUSD Spelling Bee (4:00 p.m.)
Friday (1/31): SMHS Peter Pan Musical Preview (in the HMS auditorium at 12:30)
Tuesday (2/4): Lesson 15 Test (Hinduism)
Thursday (2/6): English Unit Test (I Never Had It Made,
Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Structure)
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 14 = Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenhodaro - Wrap-Up Activities:
  • Review of online History Alive sections with "Check for Understanding" activities
  • Summary - online reading and "Check for Understanding"
  • Review of notes in ISN on p. 105-110.
  • Videos on Mohenjodaro (posted on my teacher web page)
  • Online Lesson Game and Vocabulary Cards
Homework: The Lesson 14 notes in the ISN on p. 105-110 are due tomorrow. This will be the assessment for the lesson. Double check your notes to make sure they are complete and that you followed the directions on the blue handout.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson in Study Sync workbook on p. 29-32 with Annotation Assignment in green packet, page 3.
 
Homework: The Biography/Autobiography Book Report final project is due Thursday. You will need to turn in the rough draft and the final card stock figures. Remember, you do not need to cut and glue those figures. We will do that together in class on Thursday. (There will be no IXL homework this week. Work on your book report a little each night to effectively manage this deadline!)!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/29): Lesson 14 = Mohenjodaro Artifact Activity notes due
Thursday (1/30): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - final project due date
Thursday (1/30): SMUSD Spelling Bee (4:00 p.m.)
Friday (1/31): SMHS Peter Pan Musical Preview (in the HMS auditorium at 12:30)
Thursday (2/13): Career Day (Minimum Day)
Saturday (2/8): HMS Parent Party
Friday (2/14): Lincoln's Birthday - no school
Monday (2/17):  President's Day - no school
Tuesday (2/18): no school
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 14 = Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjodaro - final two stations in the artifact excavation activity
 
Homework: The Lesson 14 notes in the ISN on p. 105-110 will be checked on Wednesday. This will be the assessment for the lesson. Double check your notes to make sure they are complete and that you followed the directions on the blue handout.
 
English
Monday Classwork: I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson - vocabulary
 
Homework: The Biography/Autobiography Book Report final project is due Thursday. You will need to turn in the rough draft and the final card stock figures. Remember, you do not need to cut and glue those figures. We will do that together in class on Thursday. (There will be no IXL homework this week. Work on your book report a little each night to effectively manage this deadline!)!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/29): Lesson 14 = Mohenjodaro Artifact Activity notes due
Thursday (1/30): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - final project due date
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 14 = Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjodaro - artifact excavation activity
 
Homework: For the stations that you and your partner have already visited, check your notes. For those sections, are your notes complete? Did you follow the directions carefully? We will do the final two stations on Monday, and then your notes will be scored for an assessment grade.
 
English
Friday Classwork: Biography/Autobiography Book Report
 
Homework: The Biography/Autobiography Book Report final project is due Thursday. The remainder of the work will need to be completed at home. Remember, you do not need to cut and glue. We will do that in class on Thursday. (There will be no IXL homework this week. Work on your book report a little each night to effectively manage that deadline!)!
 
Reminders
For those of you who contributed snacks to our
100th Day of School celebration, thank you!
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated.
 
Upcoming Dates
Saturday (1/25):  Chinese New Year!
Wednesday (1/29): Lesson 14 = Mohenjodaro Artifact Activity notes due
Thursday (1/30): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - final project due date
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson 14 = Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjodaro - artifact excavation activity
  • Unit 2 Timeline Challenge - grading rubric
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Biography/Autobiography Book Report
 
Homework:
  • XL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 (Nonfiction Text Structure) - due Friday
  • The due date for the Biography/Autobiography Book Report final project is next Thursday, January 30. We will work on the rough draft and final draft in class tomorrow.
Reminders
For those of you who signed up to contribute to our
100th Day of School celebration, thank you!
If you have not already brought in your snack contribution, please do so tomorrow.
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Friday (1/24): IXL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 due
Saturday (1/25):  Chinese New Year!
Thursday (1/30): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - final project due date

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 14 = Unlocking the Secrets of Mohenjodaro -
  • Preview Activity in ISN on p. 105
  • Introduction in online text
  • Section 1 with notes in ISN on p. 106 (top)
  • Section 2 with notes in ISN on p. 106 (bottom)
Homework: The Unit Two/Ancient Egypt and the Middle East: Timeline Challenge in the ISN on p. 93-94 is due tomorrow. Remember to write in complete stand-alone sentences. For #9, you will need to refer to Lesson 10, Section 4. For #12, refer to the Lesson 10 Introduction or Summary.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Biography/Autobiography Book Report directions and rough draft
 
Homework:
  • XL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 (Nonfiction Text Structure) - due Friday
  • The due date for the Biography/Autobiography Book Report final project is next Thursday, January 30. We will work on the rough draft in class tomorrow.
Reminders
For those of you who signed up to contribute to our
100th Day of School celebration, thank you!
Please plan on bringing your snack contribution to school by tomorrow
Our celebration will be on Friday!
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated.
 
Upcoming Dates
 Thursday (1/23): Social Studies - Unit 2 Timeline Challenge due
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Friday (1/24): IXL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 due
Saturday (1/25):  Chinese New Year!
Thursday (1/30): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - final project due date
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Unit 3: Ancient India - overview of geography in "Setting the Stage" and Lesson 13
 
Homework: The Unit Two/Ancient Egypt and the Middle East: Timeline Challenge in the ISN on p. 93-94 is due Thursday. Remember to write in complete stand-alone sentences. For #9, you will need to refer to Lesson 10, Section 4. For #12, refer to the Lesson 10 Introduction or Summary.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • "Martin Luther King, Jr." video in BrainPop
  • I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson - packet p. 1-2 (highlighted)
  • "Jackie Robinson" video in BrainPop with graded Review Quiz assignment
  • Nonfiction Text Structure - practice in English Journal on p. 25
Homework:
  • IXL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 (Nonfiction Text Structure) - due Friday
  • The due date for the Biography/Autobiography Book Report with accompanying Stop & Jot post-its is tomorrow! Please bring your book to class so you can begin the project, and don't forget that your Stop & Jot post-its will be checked tomorrow. 
Reminders
For those of you who signed up to contribute to our
100th Day of School celebration, thank you!
Please plan on bringing your snack contribution to school by Thursday.
Our celebration will be on Friday!
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/22): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
(bring your book to school as we will begin the project in class)
 Thursday (1/23): Social Studies - Unit 2 Timeline Challenge due
Friday (1/24): 100th Day of School!
Friday (1/24): IXL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 due
Saturday (1/25):  Chinese New Year!
Thursday (1/30): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - final project due date

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork:
  • Lesson 11/12 Test
  • Ancient Egypt and the Middle East: Timeline Challenge
Homework: The Unit Two/Ancient Egypt and the Middle East: Timeline Challenge in the ISN on p. 93-94 is due Thursday. Remember to write in complete stand-alone sentences. For #9, you will need to refer to Lesson 10, Section 4. For #12, refer to the Lesson 10 Introduction or Summary.
 
English
Friday Classwork: Nonfiction Text Structure lesson in English Journal
 
Homework:
  • IXL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 (Nonfiction Text Structure) - due Friday
  • Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. The due date for reading and Stop & Jot is this Wednesday!
Reminders
Report cards were distributed in class today.
Please remember to share your report card with your parents!
The January Scholastic Book orders can be submitted until Tuesday.
If you are interested in ordering, please either order online at
www.scholasticbooks.com/bookclubs (Class Code: LB99V) or
with a check submitted with the flyer.
For those of you who signed up to contribute to our
100th Day of School celebration, thank you!
Please plan on bringing your snack contribution to school by Thursday.
Our celebration will be on Friday.
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated.
 
Upcoming Dates
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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 Thursday (1/23): Social Studies - Unit 2 Timeline Challenge due
Friday (1/24): IXL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 due

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson 12, Section 3 with notes in ISN on p. 90
  • Lesson 12 Summary
  • Test Review - Lessons 11/12 online Lesson Games/Vocabulary Cards
  • Introduction of Unit 2 Timeline Challenge assignment
Homework: 
  • Review for the Lesson 11/12 Test tomorrow. Both online Lesson Games will need to be completed before the test as homework.
  • The Unit 2 Timeline Challenge is due next Thursday, Jan. 23. The Timeline information can be accessed in the online History Alive program, and the answers should be recorded in the ISN on p. 93-94. Don't forget to use complete stand-alone sentences!
English
Thursday Classwork: Review, Practice, and Mastery of Common Core English Language Arts State Standards workbook - Tryout Test corrections
 
Homework: Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. 
 
Reminders
The January Scholastic Book Order flyers were passed out yesterday.
If you are interested in ordering, please either order online at
www.scholasticbooks.com/bookclubs (Class Code: LB99V) or
with a check submitted with the flyer.
For those of you who signed up to contribute to our
100th Day of School celebration, thank you!
We still need a few more sign-ups from the Homeroom group,
so please let me know by tomorrow if you can participate.
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/17): Social Studies Lesson 11/12 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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 Thursday (1/23): Social Studies - Unit 2 Timeline Challenge due
Friday (1/24): IXL - D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4 due
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 12, Sections 1 and 2 (and first part of Section 3) with notes in ISN on p. 88 (bottom), 89, 90 (top)
 
Homework: The Lesson 11/12 Test will be on Friday. If you have time, you could start reviewing (both Lesson Games will need to be completed before the test).
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Spelling Bee
 
Homework:
  • IXL - E4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 (due tomorrow)
  • Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. 
Reminders
The 100th Day of School is next Friday!
Students are bringing home a parent letter with information
about how to contribute to our celebration. 
Please consider signing up if you can.
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (1/16): IXL - E.4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 due
Friday (1/17): Social Studies Lesson 11/12 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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 12 = Learning About World Religions: Judaism
  • Preview Activity in ISN on p. 87
  • Introduction
  • Section 1 with notes in ISN on p. 88 (top half)
Homework:  The Lesson 11/12 Test will be on Friday. If you have time, you could start reviewing Lesson 11 (the Lesson Game will need to be completed before the test).
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Review, Practice, and Mastery of Common Core English Language Arts State Standards workbook - Tryout Test: Part 3 (p. 20-21) with corrections
 
Homework:
  • IXL - E4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 (due Thursday)
  • Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. 
Reminders
The 100th Day of School is next Friday!
Students are bringing home a parent letter with information
about how to contribute to our celebration. 
Please consider signing up if you can.
We are in need of Kleenex here in our classroom.
Any donations would be much appreciated!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (1/16): IXL - E.4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 due
Friday (1/17): Social Studies Lesson 11/12 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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 11 = The Origins of Judaism, Section 5 (David and Solomon) and Summary
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork: Review, Practice, and Mastery of Common Core English Language Arts State Standards workbook - Tryout Test: Parts 1 & 2 (p. 6-19)
 
Homework:
  • If you did not finish in class, complete the Common Core Tryout Test for Parts 1 & 2 (p. 6-19). This will count as a Classwork grade for effort and completion.
  • IXL - E4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 (due Thursday)
  • Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (1/16): IXL - E.4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 due
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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson 11=Origins of Judaism, Section 2 with notes in ISN p. 82
  • Egypt Research Report - final revisions
  • Egypt Research Project - Turn-In Directions
Homework:  The final Ancient Egypt Project is due tomorrow. Students are working on making suggested revisions to the report, and will need to print out a final color copy (one-sided/not stapled) and turn it in with all the related components. Use the blue Turn-In Directions handout (also posted below)
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • English Journal page on Figurative Language
  • "Reading Candy" packet on Figurative Language
  • New Year's Resolutions - mounted on construction paper
Homework:
  • IXL - E4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 (due Thursday 1/16)
  • Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/10): Ancient Egypt Project due (final report, map, art)
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (1/16): IXL - E.4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 due
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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Map of Ancient Egypt - self-grading rubric
  • Egypt Research Report - grading rubric with suggestions for revisions
Homework: The final Ancient Egypt Project is due Friday. Students are working on making suggested revisions to the report, and will need to print out a final color copy (one-sided/not stapled). Due Friday to be turned in:
  • The final color copy of the revised research report (one-sided and not stapled)
  • The blue overall grading rubric and the original typed report that included my suggestions for revisions
  • All other papers that are not hole-punched (hole-punched handouts are writing tools that should go in your binder) - like the rough draft of the Introduction, etc.
  • Research/Note-Taking Sheets
  • Map of Ancient Egypt (with blue self-grading rubric/directions)
  • Silhouette Art 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Growth Mindset page in English Journal
 
Homework:
  • The New Year's Resolutions activity is due tomorrow. The directions for the written part and the art part are linked below. Do not cut out the pages (we will do that in class tomorrow).
  • Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/9): New Year's Resolutions due
Friday (1/10): Ancient Egypt Project due (final report, map, art)
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (1/16): IXL - E.4, E.5, Y.6, Y.7 due
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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Welcome back, and happy new year!
 
Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Ancient Egypt - silhouette art project
 
Homework: The Ancient Egypt Map is due on Wednesday. Don't forget to read the directions carefully (blue handout) to make sure you include all the components. There is a link posted below to access the maps, for your reference. 
 
English
Monday Classwork: 
  • BrainPop video on New Year's traditions
  • New Year's Resolutions activity
Homework: 
  • If not completed in class tomorrow, your New Year's Resolutions will be due on Thursday. Don't forget that you need at least two sentences in each box to fully explain your thinking.
  • Continue to read your biography/autobiography book report book while using the post-its from the Stop & Jot assignment to make notes per the directions. 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/8): Ancient Egypt Map due
Thursday (1/9): New Year's Resolutions due
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date

Due:

Assignment

Thank you so much to everyone 
who donated to our holiday party.
It was a delicious feast!
The Secret Elf gift exchange was also a big hit,
truly a fun way to celebrate the spirit of giving
during this holiday season.
(Videos are posted below.)
 
Have a wonderful holiday, and we'll see you in 2020!
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
Wednesday (1/8): Ancient Egypt Map due
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 

Due:

Assignment

 

Please bring your party donations 

and holiday spirit tomorrow! 

Thank you!

 
 
Social Studies/English
Wednesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report 
  • Adding visuals with captions - 4 visuals (one for each subtopic)
  • Bibliography using Citation Machine
  • Self-Editing Checklist
Homework: The Ancient Egypt Research Report is due tomorrow. Make sure you have completed the following -
  • There should be 4 visuals, one for each subtopic, with captions. The captions should be complete sentences in Times New Roman 12 pt. font italics.
  • The bibliography should be correctly positioned as the last page of the report. The title for the page should be "Works Cited."
  • Use the pink Self-Editing Checklist very carefully. Revising, editing, and proofreading are very important steps!
  • The report should be printed (in black & white or color), stapled, and turned in with your note-taking sheets and the pink Self-Editing Checklist. 
Reminders
If not already done, students should bring their wrapped gift for the Secret Elf Gift Exchange
to school tomorrow! Remember to complete the gift tag thoughtfully,
using the rough draft handout we started in class. 
The tag should either be taped or tied to the gift.
Our Holiday Party is tomorrow!
All contributions to our festive buffet will be much appreciated!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/18): Ancient Egypt Research Report 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
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
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): Biography/Autobiography Book Report - reading due date
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies and English
Tuesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - Conclusion, Bibliography (using Citation Machine)
 
Homework:
  • Managing a larger writing deadline, like the Egypt report, requires good time management. We have been setting mini-deadlines in order to stay on top of things, and have been doing most of the work in class. By now, you should have completed all 6 paragraphs and started your Works Cited page. If you are falling behind, you will need to work on this at home. The final typed report is due on Thursday. (Note: the map will not be due until after Winter Break).
  • Biography/Autobiography Book Report - book approval is due tomorrow
Reminders
Students should bring their wrapped gift for the Secret Elf Gift Exchange
to school tomorrow! Remember to complete the gift tag thoughtfully,
using the rough draft handout we started in class. 
The tag should either be taped or tied to the gift.
Our Holiday Party will be taking place on Thursday.
All contributions to our festive buffet will be much appreciated!
 Please consider donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Wednesday (12/18): Biography Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (12/18): Ancient Egypt Research Report 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

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - Writing Reminders (as we begin body paragraphs)
 
Homework: If you have not finished writing your topic sentences (on the green paper), you should finish them for homework. Don't forget to refer to the guiding questions on the yellow handout to review the broad ideas for each paragraph.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: We finished the Fixed Mindset/Growth Mindset Escape Room activity. 
 
Homework: Biography/Autobiography Book Report - book approval due by next Wed.
 
Reminders
Our Holiday Party will be taking place next Thursday.
If you have not already signed up, think about what you would like to contribute to our buffet!
Students should bring their wrapped gift for the Secret Elf Gift Exchange
to school next Wednesday.
(We will do the gift tags in class on Monday.)
 Please consider donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
....or donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive, which ends tomorrow!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Wednesday (12/18): Biography Book Report - book approval 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

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - Topic Sentences
 
Homework: If you have not finished the rough draft of your Introduction paragraph, you should complete it for homework.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Growth Mindset "Escape Room" Activity
 
Homework: 
  • IXL - C.1, J.1, N.3 (due Thursday)
  • Biography/Autobiography Book Report - book approval due by next Wed.
Reminders
Our Holiday Party will be taking place next Thursday.
Start thinking about what you would like to contribute to our buffet!
For the Secret Elf Gift Exchange, we drew names today.
Students should bring their wrapped gift to school next Wednesday.
(We will do the gift tags in class.)
 Please consider donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
....or donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/12): IXL - C.1, J.1, N.3 due
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Wednesday (12/18): Biography Book Report - book approval 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

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - Introduction Paragraph (writing the thesis statement)
 
Homework: If you are catching up on research/note-taking, or on writing your Introduction paragraph, you should work on that tonight.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Test
  • Biography/Autobiography Book Report Approval form (due next Wed.)
Homework: 
  • IXL - C.1, J.1, N.3 (due Thursday)
  • Biography/Autobiography Book Report - book approval due by next Wed.
Reminders
Our Holiday Party will be taking place next Thursday.
Start thinking about what you would like to contribute to our buffet!
For the Secret Elf Gift Exchange, we drew names today.
Students should bring their wrapped gift to school next Wednesday.
(We will do the gift tags in class.)
 Please consider donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
....or donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/12): IXL - C.1, J.1, N.3 due
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Wednesday (12/18): Biography Book Report - book approval 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

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report -
  • Research/notes collected
  • Note-taking from History Alive for background info. (5 Ws) for Intro.
  • Ideas for how to write the "Hook"
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork: 
  • Review guidelines for Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Test (tomorrow)
  • Growth Mindset Student Survey
Homework: 
  • Review for the Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Test. Use the green review guidelines sheet, which is also attached below.
  • Be ready to turn in your Island of the Blue Dolphins green packet. It should be complete.
  • IXL - C.1, J.1, N.3 (due Thursday)
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 (12/10): Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Test
Wednesday (12/18) "Secret Elf" Gift 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

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - research/note-taking (and turn-in directions)
 
Homework: If you did not turn in your research note-taking sheets and pink "Ancient Egypt Textual Evidence," you will need to turn them in on Monday. The Turn-In Directions are attached below.
 
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Study Sync - Skill: Textual Evidence (Island of the Blue Dolphins) lesson with Define, Model, and Your Turn sections online and green packet p. 6
  • The Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Test will be on Tuesday. The review guidelines (green sheet) were passed out.
  • New IXL assignment with goldenrod handout - C.1, J.1, N.3 (Note: These are actually skills that will help us in Social Studies! They will not be on the English test.)
Homework:
  • In the yellow grammar packet, complete the last two pages by Monday.
  • Begin to review for the Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Test (use green review guidelines sheet which is also attached below)
  • IXL - C.1, J.1, N.3 (due Thursday)
Please Remember
.... If you have not obtained a parent signature yet on your "Secret Elf" letter,
please do so by Monday. We want to pick names!
...our HMS Holiday Food Drive is taking place during the next two weeks.
Students are collecting and donating canned foods and boxed goods (non-perishable)
to this worthy cause.
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - in-text citations, research/note-taking
 
Homework: Hopefully you will be able to turn in your research notes by the end of the school day tomorrow (Friday). If you need extra time, don't forget to come in at lunch time.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: 
  • Yellow grammar packet - pronouns review
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins Vocabulary in green packet on p. 5 and in Study Sync First Read assignment
Homework:
  • IXL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 (due tomorrow)
  • yellow grammar packet - last two pages on "Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement" and "Easily Confused Words" (due Monday)
 
Please Remember
.... to obtain a parent signature on your "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due Friday!
...our HMS Holiday Food Drive is taking place during the next two weeks.
Students are collecting and donating canned foods and boxed goods (non-perishable)
to this worthy cause.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/6):  IXL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 due
Friday (12/6): Secret Elf parent permission signature due
Monday (12/9): Ancient Egypt Research Report/note-taking sheets due
Tuesday (12/10): Island of the Blue Dolphins Unit Test
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

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - research/note-taking
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Pronouns (yellow packet)
 
Homework:
  • first two pages in the new yellow grammar packet (Pronouns)
  • XL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 (due Friday)
Please Remember
.... to obtain a parent signature on your "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due Friday!
...our HMS Holiday Food Drive is taking place during the next two weeks.
Students are collecting and donating canned foods and boxed goods (non-perishable)
to this worthy cause.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/6):  IXL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 due
Friday (12/6): Secret Elf parent permission signature due
Monday (12/9): Ancient Egypt Research Report/note-taking sheets 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

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - guided essay, research/note-taking
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Pronouns page in English Journal with practice
 
Homework: IXL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 (due Friday)
 
Please Remember
.... to obtain a parent signature on your "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due Friday!
...our HMS Holiday Food Drive is taking place during the next two weeks.
Students are collecting and donating canned foods and boxed goods (non-perishable)
to this worthy cause.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/6):  IXL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 due
Friday (12/6): Secret Elf parent permission signature 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

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Ancient Egypt Research Report - 
  • overall guidelines (blue handout)
  • topic choices
  • research/note-taking 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork: reminders about Island of the Blue Dolphins Think Questions and Peer Reviews
 
Homework: 
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins Think Questions and Peer Reviews (I have reopened the assignment so you can double check that you have carefully completed the 3 Think Questions and at least 2 Peer Reviews. Don't forget to proofread!)
  • IXL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 (due Friday)
Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/6):  IXL - AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 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

Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a wonderful holiday break!
 
Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 9 Test
 
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins - online "First Read" assignment with Think Questions and Peer Reviews
 
Homework: IXL "Head Start" opportunity -  AA.2, AA.3, AA.4, Z.5 will be due Friday, December 6
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson 9, Section 6 with notes in ISN on p. 71 (bottom)
  • Lesson 9 Summary Section with "Check for Understanding"
  • Lesson Game - "The Sphinx's Riddle"
Homework:
  • The Lesson 9 Test will be tomorrow. The online lesson game will need to be completed before the test (for homework), and you should review in whatever way works for you!
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • IXL - Chart for M.1 collected (Commonly Confused Words)
  • "Strategies for Providing Quality Peer Review" page in English Journal
  • Study Sync - Island of the Blue Dolphins Think Questions #1, 2, 3 (planning packet with graphic organizers and typing in online "First Read" assignment)
Homework:  If you did not finish in class, complete Think Questions #1, 2, 3 in the Island of the Blue Dolphins "First Read" assignment.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/22): Lesson 9 Social Studies Test
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • "Ancient Egypt and the Middle East - Geography Challenge" self-grading rubric
  • Lesson 9, Sections 4 and 5 with notes in ISN on p. 70 (bottom) and p. 71 (top)
Homework: The Lesson 9 Test will be on Friday, and the online Lesson Game will be due before then.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Annotation Assignment in green packet on p. 4 with excerpt in the Study Sync workbook on p. 14-17
 
Homework:
  • IXL - M. 1 Chart (you do not need to reach a SmartScore of 100 for this skill segment, but you do need to fill out the chart by tomorrow)
  • IXL - M.2 and K.4 (due tomorrow)
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/21): IXL - M.1 (chart), M.2, and K.4 due
Friday (11/22): Lesson 9 Social Studies Test
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 9, Sections 2 and 3 with notes in ISN on p. 69 (bottom) and p. 70 (top)
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins -
  • Introduction Video in Study Sync
  • Annotation Assignment in green packet on p. 4 with excerpt in the Study Sync workbook on p. 14-17
Homework:
  • If you did not complete the annotation assignment in class, you should work on it at home. 
  • IXL - M. 1 Chart (you do not need to reach a SmartScore of 100 for this skill segment, but you do need to fill out the chart by Thursday)
  • IXL - M.2 and K.4 (due Thursday)
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (11/21): IXL - M.1 (chart), M.2, and K.4 due
Friday (11/22): Lesson 9 Social Studies Test
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 9 = Daily Life in Ancient Egypt -
  • Preview Activity in ISN on p. 67
  • Introduction in online text
  • Section 1 in online text with notes in ISN on p. 68 and 69 (top)
Homework: The Unit 2 Geography Challenge (which can be found online in "Ancient Egypt and the Middle East: Setting the Stage") is due tomorrow. The questions can be answered either online or in the ISN on p. 50-52. Remember to use complete stand-alone sentences!
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • Wonder Valley Essays - presentation copy completed
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins  - background on author Scott O'Dell in new green packet
Homework: 
  • IXL - M. 1 Chart (you do not need to reach a SmartScore of 100 for this skill segment, but you do need to fill out the chart by Thursday)
  • IXL - M.2 and K.4 (due Thursday)
Please Note
...the deadline for ordering from the 
November Scholastic Book Orders has been extended until tomorrow.
For online ordering, go to
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (11/19): Scholastic Book Orders due 
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (11/21): IXL - M.1 (chart), M.2, and K.4 due
Friday (11/22): Lesson 9 Social Studies Test
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork:
  • Lesson 7/8 Test
  • Online "Ancient Egypt and the Middle East: Setting the Stage" Geography Challenge
  • Further Reading - "The Egyptian Mummy Project"
Homework: 
  • The ISN notes for Lessons 7 and 8 will be checked on Monday.
  • The Unit 2 Geography Challenge (which can be found online in "Ancient Egypt and the Middle East: Setting the Stage) is due Tuesday
English
Friday Classwork: BrainPop - "Run-On Sentences" video and graded quiz
 
Homework: 
  • IXL - M. 1 Chart (you do not need to reach a SmartScore of 100 for this skill segment, but you do need to fill out the chart by Thursday)
  • IXL - M.2 and K.4 (due Thursday)
Please Note
...If you are interested in ordering,
November Scholastic Book Orders are due Monday.
For online ordering, go to
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (11/18): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Thursday (11/21): IXL - M.1 (chart), M.2, and K.4 due
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • BrainPop - "Egyptian Pharaohs"
  • Lesson 7 - Summary, Check for Understanding, Lesson Game
  • Lesson 8 - Summary, Check for Understanding, Lesson Game
  • Unit 2 = Ancient Egypt and the Middle East - Setting the Stage with Geography Challenge questions (either online or in the ISN on p. 50-52)
Homework: 
  • Review for the Lesson 7/8 Test tomorrow
  • Complete both Lesson Games for Lessons 7 & 8 
English
Thursday Classwork: 
  • IXL Assignment - M.1 and M.2 (Commonly Confused Words) and K.4 (due Thursday)
  • Wonder Valley Essay - revisions
Homework:
  • If you did not finish doing the final revisions for the Wonder Valley Essay, please do them for homework. You will need a final color copy (not stapled) of the essay, 1-sided, so we can prepare our presentation copies tomorrow. If you have access to a color copier, printing at home is encouraged! However, you may print in the library at the beginning of the period as needed.
  • IXL - M. 1 Chart (you do not need to reach a SmartScore of 100 for this skill segment, but you do need to fill out the chart by Thursday)
  • IXL - M.2 and K.4 (due Thursday)
Please Note
.... the deadline for Operation Christmas Child
is tomorrow!
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.
...November Scholastic Book Order flyers were
distributed yesterday. If interested in ordering,
please do so by Monday, November 18th.
For online ordering, go to
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/14): Lesson 7/8 Social Studies Test
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (SportsCenter)
Monday (11/18): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Lesson 8, Section 5 activity with "postcard" in ISN on p. 64.
  • Unit 2 online "Setting the Stage" and Geography Challenge 
Homework:
  • If you have not finished the "postcards" in your ISN on p. 61-64, they will need to be finished before the test on Friday. I will be collecting your workbooks to check them.
  • The Lesson 7/8 Test will be on Friday. The online lesson games for both sections should be completed before then.
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - index card final draft
  • Wonder Valley Essay - revisions
Homework:  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - the final project (triorama and index card) is due tomorrow!
 
Please Note
.... the deadline for Operation Christmas Child
is Friday!
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.
...November Scholastic Book Order flyers were
distributed today. If interested in ordering,
please do so by Monday, November 18th.
For online ordering, go to
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/14): Fantasy/Science Fiction Final Project due
Friday (11/14): Lesson 7/8 Social Studies Test
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (SportsCenter)
Monday (11/18): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 8, Section 4 Activity with notes in ISN p. 63
 
Homework: If you did not finish the notes for Sections 3 and 4 in the ISN on p. 62-63, they need to be competed for homework.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: 
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - rough draft for written portion of project 
Homework: 
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - If you did not turn in the rough draft for your written paragraph, you should turn it in tomorrow!
  • No IXL assignment this week. Students should continue to work on the book report project at home, a little bit every day. It is due Thursday (tiorama and index card).
  •  
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.
The deadline for donations is this Friday, 11/15.
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/14): Fantasy/Science Fiction Final Project due
Friday (11/14): Lesson 7/8 Social Studies Test
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (SportsCenter)
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
    Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 8, Section 3 Activity with notes in ISN on p. 62.
 
Homework: If you did not finish your "postcard" in the ISN on p. 62, you should finish it before Tuesday. We will be moving on!
 
English
Friday Classwork: 
  • Guts Unit Test 
  • Guts - final revising of Think Questions #2, 3 (to count as written portion of test)
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - triorama project to depict climax/turning point          (Period 2 was introduced to the summary paragraph part of the assignment. Rough drafts will be checked by me on Tuesday or Wednesday. Period 4 will get the directions for the written portion on Tuesday so they can work on the paragraph Tuesday night.)
  • Organization of triorama and needed materials to take home!  
  • No IXL assignment this week. Students should continue to work on the book report project at home, a little bit every 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.
The deadline for donations is next Friday, 11/15.
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
Thursday (11/14): Fantasy/Science Fiction Final Project due
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (SportsCenter)
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Chapter 8, Section 2 notes in ISN on p. 61
  • Chapter 8, Section 3 reading in online text
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Study Guide for Guts Unit Test
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - triorama project focusing on climax/turning point
Homework: Use the Guts Unit Test (green handout) to review for the test 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.
The deadline for donations is next Friday, 11/15.
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/8): English - Guts Unit Test
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
Thursday (11/14): Fantasy/Science Fiction Final Project due
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Chapter 8, Section 2 Activity and reading in online text
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • StudySync - "Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots" online - Define, Model, Your Turn quiz with green packet p. 3
  • Make Inferences - p. 12-13 in green packet 
  • Fantasy/Sci. Fi. Book Report - Stop & Jot with focus on two post-its for Climax (one focusing on the action in that climactic scene, and one focusing on the setting of that scene)
  • Introduction of triorama project and planning time
Homework: 
  • In the "Guts" green packet, carefully complete p. 13 "Make Inferences"
  • IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 (due 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.
The deadline for donations is next Friday, 11/15.
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/7): IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 due
Friday (11/8): English - Guts Unit Test
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
Wednesday (11/13): Social Studies Lesson 7/8 Test
Thursday (11/14): Fantasy/Science Fiction Final Project due
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: 
  • DVD segment from Ancient Civilizations - "Ancient Egypt: Life on the Nile"
  • Lesson 8 = The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs - Preview Activity, Introduction, and Section 1 with notes in ISN on p. 59-60
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • "Guts" green packet, p. 11 - determining main idea practice activity with color-coding of topic sentence, key details, and supporting details
  • "Guts" green packet, p. 7 (bottom) with Study Sync lesson on "Central or Main Idea" - Model Section, and Your Turn quiz
Homework: 
  • IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 (due Thursday)
  • The fantasy/science fiction book report book reading and Stop & Jot post-its is due tomorrow! Don't forget to bring your book to class.
Please Consider
.... supporting Operation Christmas Child!
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
Thursday (11/7): IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 due
Friday (11/8): English - Guts Unit Test
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 7 = The Geography and Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan, Sections 2 and 3 with notes in ISN on p. 55-56
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • "Guts" Vocabulary in online "First Read" assignment (Vocabulary section) and in the green packet (definitions recorded on the new vocabulary page at the back of the packet)
  • Think Questions #1, 2, 3 in online "First Read" assignment
  • "Central or Main Idea" lesson in Study Sync - Define Video with green packet p. 7 (top) and Model Video
Homework: 
  • If you did not finish the Think Questions in class, you will need to finish them at home tonight.
  • BrainPop video on "Main Idea" - watch the video and complete p. 10-11 in the "Guts" green packet.
  • IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 (due Thursday)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is this Wednesday, Nov. 6.
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/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
Thursday (11/7): IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 due
Friday (11/8): English - Guts Unit Test
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 7 = Geography and Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan - Section 1 with notes in ISN, Section 2 Activity (Human Map of Egypt)
 
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork: 
  • Guts by Gary Paulsen - excerpt from Chapter 1 with Annotation Assignment in green packet
  • Think Question #1 (done together in Study Sync online assignment)
  • Think Questions #2, #3
Homework:
  • IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 (due Thursday)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is this Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Reminders
The HMS Rotary Interact Club is having its annual Halloween Candy Drive. Parents and students can drop off unwanted Halloween candy curbside or in the front office Nov. 1-8.  Candy will be donated to Foothill Unity Center.
The JFL Club is collecting small toys and school supplies 
for their community service project - Operation Christmas Child.
Any donations appreciated!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
Thursday (11/7): IXL - A.1, Z.1, Z.2 due
Friday (11/8): English - Guts Unit Test
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 

Due:

Assignment

 
No Homework Tonight!
Happy Halloween!
 
Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson 6 = Four Empires of Mesopotamia - Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Lesson 7 = Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan - Preview Activity in ISN on p. 53, Introduction in online text
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork:
  • Excerpt from Guts in Study Sync workbook on p. 11 with annotations
  • BrainPop - Halloween (history) with Review Quiz
 
Homework: none
 
Reminders
The HMS Rotary Interact Club is having its annual Halloween Candy Drive. Parents and students can drop off unwanted Halloween candy curbside or in the front office Nov. 1-8.  Candy will be donated to Foothill Unity Center.

 
Upcoming Dates
 Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
(5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria and Quad, Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
Friday (11/15): 6th Grade Dance
6:00 - 7:30 Cafeteria

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?"
  • body paragraphs and conclusion written/typed in Google Classroom assignment
  • self-editing using pink handout
  • turn-in directions
Homework: If you did not turn in your typed essay (printed out) today, with the pink "Self-Edit Checklist" and the goldenrod Hammurabi packet, you will need to turn it in tomorrow. Take the time to self-edit carefully!
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Guts by Gary Paulsen - Intro. video, annotation guidelines (in green packet p. 2), and reading/annotating in Study Sync workbook p. 9-10.
 
Homework:
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is Wednesday, Nov. 6
  • Preview/Head-Start Opportunity - the next IXL section will be A.1 (Determining Main Idea)
 
Reminders
Students are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes tomorrow! 
We'll celebrate the occasion by watching a BrainPop video and learning 
a little about the history of the holiday.
However, remember to follow the guidelines about costumes as explained
during morning announcements.
 
Upcoming Dates
 Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
(5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria and Quad, Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?" - body paragraphs written/typed in Google Classroom assignment/Conclusion paragraph
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Determining Main Idea lesson in English Journal with practice in "Guts" green packet on p. 8-9
 
Homework: 
  • Pages 8-9 in the "Guts" green packet (if you did not finish in class)
  • IXL - P.2, P.3, P.5, P.5 (due tomorrow)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is Wednesday, Nov. 6
Upcoming Dates
 Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30): IXL - P.2, P.3, P.4, P.5 due
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
(5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria and Quad, Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork:  "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?" - body paragraphs written/typed in Google Classroom assignment
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • English Journal p. 18 - Greek and Latin Roots (examples of words using rupt, min, and aud)
  • BrainPop - "Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes" video with Quiz worksheet in green "Guts" packet on p. 4
Homework: 
  • NOTE - you do not need to do the Vocabulary Homework in the green packet on p. 1. I need to give you an updated word list for "Guts." In the meantime, you could work on IXL!
  • IXL - P.2, P.3, P.5, P.5 (due Wednesday)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Upcoming Dates
 Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30): IXL - P.2, P.3, P.4, P.5 due
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
(5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria and Quad, Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just" - essay planning and typing of Introduction paragraph in Google Classroom assignment
 
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Wonder Valley Essay - typed essay and supporting handouts collected
  • Group jobs assigned/group activity on word roots
  • English Journal page on Greek and Latin Roots
Homework:
  • IXL - P.2, P.3, P.5, P.5 (due Wednesday)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is Wednesday, Nov. 6.
     
    Reminders
    Quarter 1 Report Cards were sent home with students today!
    Students - please make sure you deliver your report card to a parent.
    They do not need to be signed, but they do need to be delivered!  :) 
     
    Upcoming Dates
    Friday (10/25): Quarter 1 Report Cards distributed in Homeroom
     Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
    Wednesday (10/30): IXL - P.2, P.3, P.4, P.5 due
    Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
    Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
    (5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria and Quad, Tickets are $5.00)
    Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
    (Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
      Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
     
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?" -  "Thrash Out" debate, pre-writing brainstorming (packet p. 23)
 
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Wonder Valley Essay - final revising and proofreading
 
Homework:
  • Wonder Valley essay - due tomorrow! Be prepared to turn in the printed, stapled essay with all the supporting papers you used to plan, write, and revise (yellow, green, white, and pink).
  • Don't forget to carefully complete the pink "Descriptive Essay Rubric" self-assessment for Wonder Valley. Take your time to thoughtfully answer the questions at the bottom (2-3 sentences each).
  • IXL - P.2, P.3, P.5, P.5 (due Thursday)
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/25): Quarter 1 Report Cards distributed in Homeroom
 Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30): IXL - P.2, P.3, P.4, P.5 due
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance
(5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria and Quad, Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?" - Document E with accompanying questions in packet, pre-bucketing activity in preparation for tomorrow's "Thrash Out"
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Wonder Valley Essay - Continue adding visuals (photos) to your essay. Make sure you have finished up all the body paragraphs and the conclusion paragraph. Continue revising (using the pink "Descriptive Essay Rubric"). The final due date for the typed essay (printed) and all the accompanying support materials is Friday. 
  • IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 on Adjectives (due tomorrow)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/24): IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 due
Thursday (10/24): Tony's and TPumps Hauntington Breakfast Prizes Event
Friday (10/25): Quarter 1 Report Cards distributed in Homeroom
 Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1): All School Halloween Dance (5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria and Quad)
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?" - documents C and D with accompanying questions in packet
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Wonder Valley essay - conclusion paragraph and revising directions
 
Homework:
  • Wonder Valley Essay - Finish up the conclusion paragraph and begin revising (using the pink "Descriptive Essay Rubric"). The final due date for the typed essay (printed) and all the accompanying support materials is Friday. 
  • IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 on Adjectives (due Thursday)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. The reading due date is Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/24): IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 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/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?" Document-Based Question Activity - pages 11, 13, 15 (Docs A and B with questions)
 
Homework: If you have not already turned in the Unit 1 Timeline Challenge (ISN p. 47-48), please work on it tonight and turn it in tomorrow.
 
English
Monday Classwork: Wonder Valley descriptive essay - Body Paragraph #3 (activities)
 
Homework:
  • IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 on Adjectives (due Thursday)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Reminders
The deadline for submitting October Scholastic Book Orders
has been extended until tomorrow. You can either order online or
submit a check with the flyer.
For online orders, you can can visit
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (10/22): Scholastic Book Orders due
Thursday (10/24): IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 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/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School! 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: "Hammurabi's Code: Was It Just?" Document Based Question Activity - Hook Exercise, Background Essay and accompanying questions in packet, p. 3, 5, 7, 9
 
Homework: none
 
English
Friday Classwork: Wonder Valley Essay (typing of rough draft)
 
Homework:
  • IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 on Adjectives (due Thursday)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Reminders
The October Scholastic Book Orders are due
by Monday. You can either order online or
submit a check with the flyer.
For online orders, you can can visit
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast!
Monday (10/21): Scholastic Book Orders due
Monday (10/21): Report Cards sent home
Thursday (10/24): IXL - EE.1, EE.2, EE.7 due
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 6 = Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia - Sections 3 and 4 with notes in ISN on p. 43 
 
Homework: The Unit 1 Timeline Challenge should be completed in the ISN on p. 47-48 (due tomorrow). Don't forget to use stand-alone sentences in your responses!
 
English
Thursday Classwork: 
  • BrainPop - "Adjectives"
  • Writing Tools
  • Wonder Valley Essay - Body Paragraph #2 (Meals)
Homework: Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
 
Reminders
The October Scholastic Book Order flyers were passed out today. 
Orders should be submitted by Monday, either by ordering online or
submitting a check with the flyer.
For online orders, you can can visit
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/18): Social Studies Unit 1 Timeline Challenge due 
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast!
Monday (10/21): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Unit 1 Timeline Challenge - reminders about how to write stand-alone sentences
  • Lesson 6 = Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia - Introduction, Sections 1 and 2 in online text with notes in ISN on p. 42
Homework: The Unit 1 Timeline Challenge should be completed in the ISN on p. 47-48 (due Friday). Don't forget to use stand-alone sentences in your responses!
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Writing reminders for descriptive writing
  • Body paragraph #1 on memorable moments with counselors and cabinmates
Homework:
  • IXL - E.1, JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due tomorrow (10/17)
  • Continue to read your fantasy/science fiction book report book while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Reminders
The October Scholastic Book Order flyers were passed out today. 
Orders should be submitted by Monday, either by ordering online or
submitting a check with the flyer.
For online orders, you can can visit
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval due
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): IXL - E.1, JJ.1-JJ.4 due
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): Social Studies Unit 1 Timeline Challenge due 
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast!
Monday (10/21): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Lesson 5 Assessment
  • Unit 1 Timeline Challenge - using the online timeline information, we started to work on ISN p. 47-48.
Homework: The Unit 1 Timeline Challenge is due Friday. Use the online information to complete ISN p. 47-48. Remember to use complete stand-alone sentences.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: 
  • Wonder Valley Essay - MLA guidelines introduced for typing in Google Classroom assignment, and we started typing Introduction paragraphs
  • English Journal - additional pages with writing tips for Descriptive Writing
  • Papers passed back and Writing Goals/Spelling words recorded in back of English Journal
Homework:
  • IXL - E.1, JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due Thursday (10/17)
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by tomorrow, October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
  • If you have had your Fantasy/Science Fiction book approved, continue to read while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval due
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): IXL - E.1, JJ.1-JJ.4 due
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18): Social Studies Unit 1 Timeline Challenge due 
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: 
  • BrainPop - "Sumerians" with Review Quiz
  • Lesson 5 Summary and Processing Activity in online text 
  • Lesson 5 - extended reading in online text - "Investigating Primary Sources - How Did the Different Social Classes of Sumer Interact?" and "The Hero of Sumer: King Kilgamesh of Uruk" (These should just be read. You do not need to do the "Notes" sections shown below.)
  • Lesson 5 Test Review
Homework:
  • Check your notes for Lesson 5 in the ISN, p. 32-37. Revise and proofread as needed. (The ISN notes will be collected and checked tomorrow for a Classwork grade).
  • The Lesson 5 Test is tomorrow. Use the pink "Study Guide" for review suggestions. (Note: there is a typo on the Study Guide. The date of the test is Tuesday, October 15th, not 5th.) The online Lesson Game, "Information Excavation" is homework due Tuesday.
English
Monday Classwork:
  • Descriptive Writing - explanation and examples
  • "Show, Don't Tell" in English Journal with practice
  • BrainPop - "Show, Not Tell"
Homework:
  • Watch the BrainPop video, "Show, Not Tell" and do the assigned Quiz online. Then use the handout to complete the related "Activity" - "Complete the Story." (You do not need to do the front side of the handout because you are taking the Quiz online.)
  • IXL - E.1, JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due Thursday (10/17)
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
  • If you have had your Fantasy/Science Fiction book approved, continue to read while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Please Note:
I have posted my Wonder Valley photos on the
Mrs. Doan "Home" page if you'd like to see them!
(Go to "Staff Contacts" under "About Us," then click on my name.
On the right there is a tab that says "Photo Album." )
Such fun memories!
A set of Invisalign aligners (top and bottom) were found on the floor of the classroom.
They are currently in the front office where they can be claimed by the rightful owner! :)
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (10/15): Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval due
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): IXL - E.1, JJ.1-JJ.4 due
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork:
  • Lesson 5 Ancient Sumer Artifact Performance Task (2-3 sections)
  • Lesson 5 Summary and Processing Activity in online text 
  • Lesson 5 - extended reading in online text - "Investigating Primary Sources - How Did the Different Social Classes of Sumer Interact?" and "The Hero of Sumer: King Kilgamesh of Uruk"
Homework:
  • If you did not have time to carefully complete the notes for the sections you covered in class today, please complete them at home. The ISN will be collected and notes graded on Tuesday.
  • The Lesson 5 Test will be on Tuesday. Use the pink "Study Guide" for review suggestions. (Note: there is a typo on the Study Guide. The date of the test is Tuesday, October 15th, not 5th.) The online Lesson Game, "Information Excavation" is homework due Tuesday.
English
Friday Classwork: Commas - practice page in English Journal
 
Homework: 
  • IXL - E.1, JJ.1, JJ.2, JJ.3, JJ.4 due Thursday (10/17)
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
  • If you have had your Fantasy/Science Fiction book approved, continue to read while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Please Note:
A set of Invisalign aligners (top and bottom) were found on the floor of the classroom.
They are currently in the front office where they can be claimed by the rightful owner! :)
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (10/15): Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval due
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17): IXL - E.1, JJ.1-JJ.4 due
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19): Hauntington Breakfast!
Wednesday (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Lesson 5 Ancient Sumer Artifact Performance Task (2-3 sections)
  • Lesson 5 Summary and Processing Activity in online text (to be continued tomorrow)
Homework:
  • If you did not have time to carefully complete the notes for the sections you covered in class today, please complete them at home.
  • If you have not already turned in the Sumerian Real Estate Ad, it must be turned in by tomorrow
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Wonder Valley Essay/Introduction - "Hook," Background (5 Ws), and thesis
  • Commas rules in English Journal
  • IXL Assignment - E.1, JJ.1-JJ.4 (due Thursday 10/17)
Homework: 
  • IXL - E.1, JJ.1-JJ.4 due
  • Wonder Valley Essay - If you have not already turned in the rough draft for the Introduction, please finish it for homework.
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
  • If you have had your Fantasy/Science Fiction book approved, continue to read while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
(all make-up work for Quarter 1 must be submitted by this date)
Tuesday (10/15): Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval 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 (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 5 Ancient Sumer Artifact Performance Task (2-3 sections)
 
Homework:
  • If you did not have time to carefully complete the notes for the two sections we covered in class today, please complete them at home.
  • If you have not already turned in the Sumerian Real Estate Ad, please try to get it completed by Friday (at the latest).
English
Tuesday Classwork: Wonder Valley Essay directions for introduction - how to write a "Hook," Background (5 Ws), and thesis
 
Homework: Homework:
  • If you have not finished the "Wonder Valley Memories" pre-writing activity (on yellow paper), please work on it at home.
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
  • If you have had your Fantasy/Science Fiction book approved, continue to read while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
(all make-up work for Quarter 1 must be submitted by this date)
Tuesday (10/15): Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval 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 (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 5 "Ancient Sumer Artifact Performance Task" - directions and two sections with analysis of artifacts
 
Homework:
  • If you did not have time to carefully complete the notes for the two sections we covered in class today, please complete them at home.
  • If you have not already turned in the Sumerian Real Estate Ad, please try to get it completed by Friday (at the latest).
English
Tuesday Classwork: Wonder Valley Essay - prompt, graphic organizer for planning, directions for introduction
 
Homework: Homework:
  • If you have not finished the "Wonder Valley Memories" pre-writing activity (on yellow paper), please work on it at home.
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
  • If you have had your Fantasy/Science Fiction book approved, continue to read while making notes with your Stop & Jot post-its. 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
(all make-up work for Quarter 1 must be submitted by this date)
Tuesday (10/15): Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval 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 (11/6): Fantasy/Sci. Fi Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date. We will begin the project in class.)
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork:
  • Discussion of recent news regarding Neolithic farming village in Turkey (that will be destroyed once the dam is completed) and discovery of early Bronze Age city in Israel (news articles posted below)
  • Lesson 5 = Ancient Sumer - Preview Activity in ISN on p. 31, Introduction and Section 1 with notes in ISN on p. 32. 
Homework: The Lesson 4 Sumerian Real Estate Ad is due Tuesday or Wednesday. (If you have tests every day this week, you can ask for an extension until Thursday).
 
English
Monday Classwork: Pre-Writing activity for Wonder Valley descriptive essay
 
Homework: Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/9): Sumerian City-State Real Estate Ad due
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval 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!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 4 Processing Activity - Sumerian City-State Real Estate Ad
 
Homework: If you did not turn in the final draft of the Sumerian City-State Real Estate Ad, please finish it up and turn it in by Tuesday 10/8
 
English
Friday Classwork: Stop & Jot directions/post-its for Fantasy/Sci. Fi. Book Report
 
Homework: 
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
  • FYI, upcoming IXL assignments will include sections on Greek and Latin Roots - P.2, P.3, P.4, and P.5 (no due date).
Reminders
Our Wonder Valley adventure begins Monday!
The theme days are optional and fun opportunities to wear related apparel, hats, etc .
This year's themes are Neon and Disney. 
It's important to arrive on time Monday morning so that we can depart as scheduled.
Make sure your name is on everything!
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (9/30): Wonder Valley departure
(Please arrive to the HMS parking lot at 6:30 AM on Monday, September 30th
and go straight to your assigned bus.)
Friday (10/4): Return from Wonder Valley
(Buses will return to HMS around 1:30 p.m.)
Tuesday (10/8):Sumerian City-State Real Estate Ad due
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval 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!
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson 4, Section 6 with notes in ISN on p.28
  • Reading Further - "Detecting the Past: Clue From Archaeology" with "Preparing to Write: Analyzing Artifacts" (either online or in ISN on p. 29)
  • Processing Activity (bottom of ISN p. 28) - samples, directions, and rough draft for our Sumerian Real Estate Ad (independent work for those who had finished everything else). We will continue this project tomorrow!
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Hatchet Unit Test
 
Homework: Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
 
Reminders
Our Wonder Valley adventure begins Monday!
The theme days are optional and fun opportunities to wear related apparel, hats, etc .
This year's themes are Neon and Disney. 
It is very important to arrive on time Monday morning so that we can depart as scheduled.
Make sure your name is on everything!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/27): Wonder Valley Expectations Assembly (during lunch at 12:30 p.m.)
Monday (9/30): Wonder Valley departure
(Please arrive to the HMS parking lot at 6:30 AM on Monday, September 30th
and go straight to your assigned bus.)
Friday (10/4): Return from Wonder Valley
(Buses will return to HMS around 1:30 p.m.)
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval 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!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 4 = The Rise of Sumerian City-States - Section 5 Activity to design a defense plan for your village with notes in ISN on p. 27
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork:
  • How to Restate a Prompt activity in English Journal p. 13
  • "Let's Write About Text" activity in English Journal p. 13
  • Hatchet Unit Test - review guidelines
  • Optional visit to the library to choose a Fantasy/Sci.Fi book (or worked on IXL)
Homework:
  • Review for the Hatchet Unit Test tomorrow (use the pink review guidelines)
  • Hatchet green packet - Complete p.3 (bottom) and p. 11 for review. Be ready to turn in your packet tomorrow.
  • IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, PP. 1 due tomorrow
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report - approval due by October 16th (Remember to choose a book at your level that you have not read before. Also, it needs to be a book that has not been made into a movie.) 
Reminders
Our Wonder Valley adventure begins soon!
The theme days are optional and fun opportunities to wear related apparel, hats, etc .
This year's themes are Neon and Disney. 
It is very important to arrive on time Monday morning so that we can depart as scheduled.
Make sure your name is on everything!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/26): Hatchet Unit Literature Test
Thursday (9/26): IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1 due
Friday (9/27): Wonder Valley Expectations Assembly (during lunch at 12:30 p.m.)
Monday (9/30): Wonder Valley departure
(Please arrive to the HMS parking lot at 6:30 AM on Monday, September 30th
and go straight to your assigned bus.)
Friday (10/4): Return from Wonder Valley
(Buses will return to HMS around 1:30 p.m.)
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16): Fantasy/Sci.Fi. Book Report - book approval 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!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Lesson 4 Activity - Sections 3 and 4 with notes in ISN on p. 25-26
 
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Study Sync lesson - Hatchet Point of View (Model and "Your Turn" quiz)
 
Homework:
  • The Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report planning sheet (bright green plot pyramid) and final project (flip book) are due Wednesday. Continue to work on it at home, and don't forget to follow the directions carefully.
  • IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1 (due Thursday)
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/25): Make Up Picture Day (new date)
Wednesday (9/25): Book Report Project due
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Hatchet Unit Literature Test
Thursday (9/26): IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1 due
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Lesson 4, Section 2 with notes in ISN p. 24 and Section 3 group activity (water-control system planning)
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork: Study Sync Lesson - Point of View (Hatchet) with worksheet in green packet, p. 12
 
Homework:
  • BrainPop lesson on Point of View with Review quiz (You can do the Review Quiz online and/or in the green packet on p. 13.)
  • The Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report planning sheet (bright green plot pyramid) and final project (flip book) are due Wednesday. Continue to work on it at home, and don't forget to follow the directions carefully.
  • IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1 (due Thursday)
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/25): Make Up Picture Day (new date)
Wednesday (9/25): Book Report Project due
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Hatchet Unit Literature Test
Thursday (9/26): IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1 due
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 4 = The Rise of Sumerian City-States - Introduction and Section 1 in online text with notes in ISN p. 24
 
Homework: If you have not finished the Paleolithic/Neolithic Chart Activity in class, you should take it home (due Monday).
 
English
Friday Classwork: 
  • Log in information for ConnectEd/Study Sync and BrainPop
  • Hatchet green packet - Think Question #4 on p. 10
  • Introduction of next IXL assignment - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - independent work
Homework: 
  • The Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report planning sheet (bright green plot pyramid) and final project (flip book) are due Wednesday. Continue to work on it at home, and don't forget to follow the directions carefully.
  • IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1 (due Thursday)
Upcoming Dates
Monday (9/23): Pinwheels for Peace
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Book Report Project due
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Hatchet Unit Literature Test
Thursday (9/26): IXL - DD.1, DD.2, DD.3, P.1 due
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: 
  • Lesson 3 Test
  • Lesson 4 Preview Activity in ISN p. 23
  • Paleolithic/Neolithic Chart Activity
Homework: If you have not finished the Paleolithic/Neolithic chart activity or ISN p. 23, you should get those done at home.
 
English
Thursday Classwork: 
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report project
  • "Hatchet" green packet - Think Question #4 on p. 10
Homework: IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 (due tomorrow)
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/20):  IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 due 
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Book Report Project due
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Hatchet Unit Literature Test
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Paleolithic vs. Neolithic Chart Project
  • Video - "Catal Hoyuk" 
Homework: Use the Lesson 3 Study Guide to review for the test tomorrow. The Lesson 3 "Charting the Course" Lesson Game is due tomorrow morning before the test.
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report project
 
Homework:
  • The final project for the Realistic Fiction/Mystery book report will be due next Wednesday, September 25th. We will work on it during class tomorrow and Friday, and then you can take it home Friday afternoon. You will need to turn in the planning sheet (plot pyramid) and the final flip book.
  • IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 (due Friday 9/20)
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/19): Social Studies Lesson 3 Test 
Friday (9/20):  IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 due 
Friday (9/20): Pinwheels for Peace
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Book Report Project due
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Hatchet Unit Literature Test
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Lesson 3 Study Guide (for Lesson 3 Test on Thursday)
  • Paleolithic vs. Neolithic Chart Project
Homework: Use the Lesson 3 Study Guide to review for the test on Thursday. The Lesson 3 "Charting the Course" Lesson Game will be due Thursday morning before the test.
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - Think Questions #2,3
 
Homework:
  • Tomorrow is the due date for the Realistic Fiction/Mystery book report! The reading and "STOP and JOT" notes should be completed. Remember to bring your book to class!
  • IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 (due Friday 9/20)
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Thursday (9/19): Social Studies Lesson 3 Test 
Friday (9/20):  IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 due 
Friday (9/20): Pinwheels for Peace
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25): Book Report Project due
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Thursday (9/26): Hatchet Unit Test
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Paleolithic vs. Neolithic Daily Life Activity
 
Homework:
  • The test date has been changed to Thursday, September 19th. The Lesson 3 "Charting the Course" Lesson Game will be due before the test on Thursday. 
  • Quarter 1 Social Studies Progress Report - if you have not already done so, get a parent signature and turn it in by tomorrow
English
Monday Classwork: 
  • Hatchet Vocabulary in green packet
  • Hatchet Think Question #2 in green packet
Homework:
  • Continue to read your Realistic Fiction/Mystery book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be read by this Wednesday.  Remember to "STOP and JOT" with Post-it notes along the way!
  • IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 (due Friday 9/20)
  • Quarter 1 English Progress Report - if you have not already done so, get a parent signature and turn it in by tomorrow
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Thursday (9/19): Social Studies Lesson 3 Test (new date)
Friday (9/20):  IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 due (new date)
Friday (9/20): Pinwheels for Peace
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 3, Sections 4-6 with notes in ISN on p. 20-22
 
Homework:
  • The Lesson 3 Test will be on Tuesday. The Online Lesson Game, "Charting the Course," should be completed before the test.
  • Quarter 1 Social Studies Progress Report - parent signature (due Tuesday)
 
English
Friday Classwork:
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen in Study Sync workbook, p. 5-6 with green packet p. 3 - Annotation Assignment 
  • Hatchet green packet p. 5 (Think Question #1)
Homework:
  • Continue to read your book your Realistic Fiction/Mystery book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.  Remember to "STOP and JOT" with Post-it notes along the way!
  • IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 (due Thursday 9/19)
  • Quarter 1 English Progress Report - parent signature (due Tuesday)
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (9/17): Social Studies Lesson 3 Test
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Thursday (9/19): IXL - E.2, V.1, X.9 due
Friday (9/20): Pinwheels for Peace
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY!

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 3, Sections 1-3 in online text with notes in ISN p. 17-19
 
Homework: Quarter 1 Social Studies Progress Report - parent signature (due Tuesday)
 
English
Thursday Classwork: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen in Study Sync workbook, p. 4-5 with green packet p. 3 - Annotation Assignment (we will continue annotating tomorrow)
 
Homework:
  • Continue to read your book your Realistic Fiction/Mystery book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.  Remember to "STOP and JOT" with Post-it notes along the way!
  • Note: The BrainPop login procedure is being updated, so you may not be able to do the Point-of-View video for homework. It will not be due tomorrow. If you are able to access the video, great! You are getting a head start on homework that will be assigned next week.
  • Quarter 1 English Progress Report - parent signature (due Tuesday)
 
Please Note....
We are halfway through the quarter!  
While we are all getting used to Power School/Unified Classroom, 
I decided to send home Quarter 1 Progress Reports with every student
for both Social Studies and English.
They reflect the latest information in Power School, 
and should accurately reflect each student's progress.
Please let me know if you have any questions or notice any discrepancies.
When convenient, please have a parent sign both and return
the signed forms by next Tuesday.
The Scholastic Book Order deadline has been extended
until tomorrow. For online ordering, you can go to www.scholastic.com/readingclub
and use our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/13): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due 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

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Lesson 3 = From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers - Preview Activity on ISN p. 17 and Introduction in online text
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Point of View lesson in English Journal, p. 12
 
Homework:
  • IXL - F.1, F.2, BB.1 due tomorrow
  • Continue to read your book your Realistic Fiction/Mystery book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.  Remember to "STOP and JOT" with Post-it notes along the way!
Reminders
For Periods 1/2 students, if you were able to log into BrainPop this morning,
you might want to watch the video about Point of View.
There is also a very good video about September 11th and the events that occurred that day.
For Periods 3/4 students, you can log into BrainPop by using  the class code for your class - seen1404
and then use your gmail log in information for user name and password.
If successful, you can access the two videos mentioned above.
If it doesn't work, we can figure it out in class tomorrow!
  
 
Scholastic Book orders are due tomorrow. 
For online orders, you can can visit
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/12): IXL - F.1, F.2, BB.1 due
Thursday (9/12): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due 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

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork: Early Hominin "Superhero" poster activity
 
Homework: Complete the Lesson 2 Online Lesson Game "Matrix of Knowledge" (will count as a homework score)
 
English
Tuesday Classwork: "Stray" Unit Test
 
Homework:
  • IXL - F.1, F.2, BB.1 due
  • Continue to read your book your Realistic Fiction/Mystery book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.  Remember to "STOP and JOT" with Post-it notes along the way!
Reminders
Scholastic Book Order forms were passed out yesterday. 
If interested, students should submit orders by Thursday.
For online orders, you can can visit
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/12): IXL - F.1, F.2, BB.1 due
Thursday (9/12): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due 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

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: Early Hominids "Superhero" Poster
 
Homework: none
 
English
Monday Classwork:
  • Review guidelines (pink handout) for "Stray" Unit Test tomorrow
  • "Stray" green packet - page on "Literary Analysis: Plot"
  • Writing Goals in English Journal 
Homework:
  • Finish the "Literary Analysis: Plot" page in the green packet
  • Be prepared to turn in the green packet before the test tomorrow (Remember that we completed the RACES response on the graphic organizer, so you do not need to write the paragraph on the back. Also, we discussed how to write a summary on the "Somebody Wanted But So Then" page. You do not need to write the whole paragraph on the back of that sheet.)
  • Use the pink handout to review for the "Stray" Unit Test tomorrow
Reminders
Scholastic Book Order forms were passed out today. 
If interested, students should submit orders by Thursday.
For online orders, you can can visit
scholastic.com/readingclub and use 
our class code - LB99V.
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (9/10): "Stray" Unit Test
Thursday (9/12): IXL - F.1, F.2, BB.1 due
Thursday (9/12): Scholastic Book Orders due
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due 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

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork:
  • Lesson 2, Section 4 with notes in ISN p. 15
  • Processing Activity - Early Hominins "Superhero Poster" directions
  • Research and Planning Paper for Early Hominins Poster
Homework: Spend 20 minutes doing research on the blue "Early Hominins Research and Planning Paper." Remember to mainly use Lesson 2 in the History Alive text, supplemented by the links I have provided below. 
 
English
Thursday Classwork : Response to literature activity (RACES) in green "Stray" packet with discussion and brainstorming on white boards
 
Homework: Continue to read your book report book, and don't forget to use the "Stop & Jot" post-its
 
Upcoming Dates
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)
Tuesday (9/10): "Stray" Unit Test
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork: Lesson 2 = Early Hominids, Sections 3 and 4 with notes in ISN p. 14
 
Homework: none
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: Writing lesson - Response to Literature (RACES) in English Journal p. 14
 
Homework:
  • IXL - X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8 (due tomorrow)
  • Continue to read your book report book, and don't forget to use the "Stop & Jot" post-its
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/4): IXL - X.5, X.6, X.7 X.8 due
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)
Tuesday (9/10): "Stray" Unit Test
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Writing Tools/Dictionary pages set up in English Journal for future use when receiving feedback on tests and writing assignments
  • Lesson 1 Test passed back and discussed
  • Lesson 2, Section 2 with notes in ISN p. 13
Homework: none
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • "Stray" green packet - Vocabulary activity on first two pages
  • "Stray" green packet - "Finding Text Evidence" discussion with 4th page in packet
Homework: 
  • "Stray" green packet - "Finding Text Evidence on 4th page of packet (it accidentally says p.8 on the bottom). Don't forget to cite the page number after the quote, and choose the best text evidence you can find!
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due tomorrow!
  • Continue to read your book report book, and don't forget to use the "Stop & Jot" post-its
  • IXL - X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8 (due Thursday)
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/4): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (9/4): IXL - X.5, X.6, X.7 X.8 due
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): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date, and bring your book to class.)
 

Due:

Assignment

Engish
Friday Classwork: Lesson on Dependent & Independent Clauses/Complex Sentences in English Journal
 
Homework: 
  • IXL - X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8 (due Thursday)
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due Wednesday
  • Continue to read your book report book, and don't forget to use the "Stop & Jot" post-its
Social Studies
We'll continue with Lesson 2 on Early Hominins on Tuesday
 
Homework: none
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Wednesday (9/4): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due
Thursday (9/4): IXL - X.5, X.6, X.7 X.8 due
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): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date, and bring your book to class.)
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Thursday Classwork: Lesson 2 = Early Hominins, Introduction and Section 1 with notes in ISN on p. 12.
 
Homework: none
 
English
Thursday Classwork: 
  • "Stop & Jot" for book report - Remember to "Stop" and "Jot" down notes about elements of plot while you are reading your book. Use the post-its provided, or some or your own, per the directions (also posted below)
  • Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset - videos, discussion, and worksheet (for English Journal later)
Homework:
  • Daily Language Review worksheet - don't forget to use the Proofreading Marks as shown in your English Journal, and then write the sentences correctly on the line below. Please do the entire page.
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due next Wednesday
  • Book Report Stop & Jot - use the post-its as you are reading your book report book
Reminders
Back to School Night is tonight from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This is a parents-only event, and parents will follow
their child's schedule per the flyer sent home yesterday.
Don't forget to bring that schedule with you!  :)
If you have not yet returned the signed Technology Contract, 
please remember to do that some time this week.
Please remember to return the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom.
Completed and signed forms are due Friday, August 30th.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (8/30):  Hauntington Breakfast Permission Slips Due
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Wednesday (9/4): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due
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: TBD)
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date, and bring your book to class.)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Lesson 1 Test 
  • Lesson 2 Preview Activity in ISN p. 11
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Book Report Schedule distributed 
  • Quarter 1 Book Report - Realistic Fiction/Mystery
  • Visit to HMS library for orientation 
Homework:
  • IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 due
  • Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval is due Wed., Sept. 4
Reminders
The Back to School Night flyer was sent home with students today.
It includes important information and the schedule for that evening 
(including the student's scheduled periods and room numbers).
Please make sure parents receive this important information!
If you have not yet returned the signed Technology Contract, 
please remember to do that some time this week.
Please remember to return the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom.
Completed and signed forms are due Friday, August 30th.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/29): IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 due
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (8/30):  Hauntington Breakfast Permission Slips Due
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Wednesday (9/4): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report - book approval due
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: TBD)
Wednesday (9/18): Realistic Fiction/Mystery Book Report due date
(Reading should be completed by this date, and bring your book to class.)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Lesson 1 Review in online History Alive program
  • Video - "Lascaux's Prehistoric Cave Paintings" (posted below)
Homework:
  • Complete the Lesson 1 online "Crack the Code" Lesson Game 
  • Review for the Lesson 1 Test (tomorrow)
English
Tuesday Classwork: 
  • Elements of Plot - lesson in English Journal
  • Analysis of "Stray" for plot elements
Homework: 
  • Yellow "Plot" practice worksheet
  • IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 (due Thursday)
Reminders
If you have not yet returned the signed Technology Contract, 
please remember to do that some time this week.
Please give your parents the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom yesterday.
Completed and signed forms are due Friday, August 30th.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/28): Social Studies Lesson 1 Test
Thursday (8/29): IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 due
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (8/30):  Hauntington Breakfast Permission Slips Due
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
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: TBD)

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Monday Classwork: 
  • Technology Contract discussion
  • Lesson 1 = Investigating the Past - last two "Cave Art/Artifacts" stations with last two sections of chapter and corresponding notes in ISN 
  • Lesson 1 Study Guide with directions about review options
Homework:
  • The Lesson 1 Test will be on Wednesday. The Lesson 1 online Lesson Game is due by Wednesday morning, before the test. Use the Study Guide for additional suggestions for review.
  • Proofread your notes for Lesson 1 in the ISN on p. 5-9. They will be collected on Wednesday for a Classwork grade.
 
English
Monday Classwork: Compound Subjects & Predicates lesson in English Journal
 
Homework: IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 (due Thursday)
 
Reminders
Please give your parents the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom today.
Completed and signed forms are due Friday, August 30th.
The Technology Contract should be signed by both the student and a parent. 
Please try to return it some time this week.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/28): Social Studies Lesson 1 Test
Thursday (8/29): IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 due
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (8/30):  Hauntington Breakfast Permission Slips Due
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
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: TBD)
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Friday Classwork: Lesson 1 = Investigating the Past - Cave Art/Artifacts Activity with flashlights (3 sections with notes in ISN)
 
Homework: If you didn't finish the notes in your ISN for the sections you covered today during the Cave Art Activity, you should work on those at home. You do not need to do the notes for the last two sections. We will do those on Monday when you work with your partner to visit the last two cave art stations. 
 
English
Friday Classwork: Grammar Activity in English Journal - Subjects & Predicates
 
Homework: IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 (Subjects & Predicates) will be due Thursday. Don't forget to refer to the handout that was passed out in class (goldenrod).
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (8/23): Game Day, 3:00-4:00 in the cafeteria
(sponsored by the Rotary/Interact Club)
Wednesday (8/28): Social Studies Lesson 1 Test
Thursday (8/29): IXL - X.2, X.3, X.4 due
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents 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
Friday (9/6):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Wednesday Classwork:
  • Geography Challenge (ISN p. 2-4) corrected and discussed
  • Guidelines for Highlighting and Annotating (English Journal p. 5)
  • Lesson 1 = Investigating the Past - Introduction and Section 1 with notes in ISN p. 5-6 (top)
Homework: none (If you have not already brought a flashlight, try to bring one by tomorrow)
 
English
Wednesday Classwork: 
  • Story Vocabulary Practice (yellow worksheet)
  • Introduction of IXL program - Parent Letter and sign-in information
  • IXL - first assignment begun introduced with handout (Y.1, Y.2, Y.3, Y.4)
Homework: 
  • Story Vocabulary yellow worksheet (2-sided)
  • IXL - Y.1, Y.2, Y.3, Y.4 (due this Friday)
  • Parent Signature on IXL information letter (due Friday)
Reminders
We now know how to log into TCI-History Alive and IXL.
For easy access to login links, remember that you can go
to Mrs. Anand's web page. In the red box on her home page
is a link for "Links." History Alive (TCI) and IXL are both there.
Next week, we also be accessing Study Sync (ConnectEd) 
for English, and that link is also included.
 
Thank you to all those who donated Kleenex and Lysol wipes!
It is very much appreciated!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/21):  Noontime Fun! 
Friday (8/23): IXL Y.1, Y.2, Y.3, Y.4 due
(Parent Signature on IXL Information Letter also due)
Friday (8/23): Game Day, 3:00-4:00 in the cafeteria
(sponsored by the Rotary/Interact Club)
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Social Studies
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Writing complete, stand-alone sentences
  • History Alive! - ISN workbooks (Interactive Student Notebook) passed out and log in directions given
  • Unit One Geography Challenge with blue "Setting the Stage" handout, online maps, and ISN workbook p. 2-4
Homework:
  • Finish the Unit 1 Geography Challenge in the ISN workbook, p. 2-4. Practice using complete, stand-alone sentences in your responses. Remember, the link for History Alive! is shown below, and you should use the same username and password that you use for your student e-mail.  If they ask for a teacher e-mail again, my e-mail is sdoan@smusd.us.
  • Try to bring a flashlight by tomorrow. 
 
English
Tuesday Classwork:
  • Writing complete, stand-alone sentences (in English Journal, p.3)
  • Story Vocabulary lesson with "Fugu" video (posted below) and English Journal p. 4
Homework: none
 
Reminders
The parent/student signature section of The Course Outline should be
returned by tomorrow. Please save this information 
at home for future reference.
School supplies should now be brought to class each day. 
If you do not have binder dividers organized yet, please do that at home.
The sections are:
Social Studies
Study Sync
Writing Tools
Grammar
Common Core
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/21):  Noontime Fun! 
Friday (8/23): Game Day, 3:00-4:00 in the cafeteria
(sponsored by the Rotary/Interact Club)
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Monday Classwork:
  • Classroom Expectations (blue handout with rules and guidelines)
  • Course Outline and Signature form (green handout)
  • Organization of school supplies, binders, etc.
  • English Journal (composition book) - Table of Contents, Page 1-Proofreading Marks, Page 2-How to Stretch A Sentence
  • Emoji Project completion
Monday Homework:
  • "About Me" project - due tomorrow (don't forget to review directions/reminders on back)
  • Green "Course Outline" - go over with your parent and return bottom portion with signature  (due Wednesday). Note: the Course Outline should be kept at home for future reference.
  • Yellow Parent Homework handout - This is optional and can be returned any time this week. 
  • Bring a flashlight to class by Wednesday (it will be used for a special Social Studies activity this week).
  • If you have not yet turned in your Emoji project, please finish it up at home and turn it in tomorrow.
Reminders
School supplies should now be brought to class each day. 
If you did not have binder dividers in class today, please get
your binder organized at home. The sections are:
Social Studies
Study Sync
Writing Tools
Grammar
Common Core
 
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.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
 
 

Due:

Assignment

W
We had a great first "regular" day of school!
Students seem to be settling in well and getting used to all the routines.
Hopefully it's not too overwhelming.  We will
continue to review procedures as needed over the next few weeks.
 
Thursday Classwork:
  • Classroom procedures
  • "About Me" assignment directions
  • How to "Stretch a Sentence"
  • Emoji Project - rough draft
  • "Middle School Fears and Faves" video
Thursday Homework:
  • "Stretch the Sentence" practice (yellow worksheet)
  • "About Me" assignment (due Tuesday)
  • Blue "First Day Letter/Supplies List" - if you have not already turned in the parent signature, please do so by tomorrow
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.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
 

Due:

Assignment

Hello! Welcome to my first class posting of the year!
Please use these postings as a resource for information
about Classwork and Homework, and also for notices 
about upcoming dates, etc.
 
Please note that the "Due Date" does not necessarily mean everything
posted is due that day. The web page program just works that way.
If the "Due Date" is tomorrow, that means it is my most recent posting.
 
Also, please note that the most recent posting will show 
BELOW the one I posted yesterday. You need to scroll down to the bottom
to get the most recent information.
 
Wednesday, August 14
 
Classwork: 
  • Orientation/Introduction to 6th Grade English/Social Studies
  • First Day Letter with School Supplies List
  • "Who Is Mrs. Doan?" quiz
  • "Friend Spotting" activity
  • Parent Homework (how to subscribe to this teacher web page)
Homework:
  • First Day/School Supplies letter (blue) - please go over and return signature page by Friday (or earlier)
  • Work on getting school supplies organized by Monday (see First Day Letter). If you have your school supplies earlier, just start bringing them to class. Remember to put your name on everything!
  • Don't forget to bring back to class the blue or green folder that I provided today with all the papers inside. Also, bring your Binder Reminder to class each day.
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/14):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
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.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)