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Due:

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)

Past Assignments

Due:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

 

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

 
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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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)