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Due:

Monday, May 25th

 

Hello, and happy Monday!  I hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day holiday weekend! 🇺🇸

I have sent an email to your school account and have posted information on Google Classroom about our farewell virtual gathering this Wednesday, May 27th.  Please check those platforms for the Zoom invitation and log-in information. 
 
I will meet with Periods 1 and 2 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and Periods 3 and 4 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Please make every effort to be there! 
 
Please read the following details carefully:
 
1.  I will email you your individual BINGO board on Tuesday night (May 26th).  Please print it out or copy it down on a piece of paper.
2.  Use coins as markers as we will likely play a few rounds.
3.  Prizes will be mailed to the winners!
4.  If you win and are wearing a silly, festive hat, you will get an additional prize.
5.  Your camera must be TURNED ON in order to attend the virtual gathering and to play BINGO.  We want to see everyone's faces as we bid good-bye!
 
Please let me know if you have any questions and remember to check your school email for your BINGO board on Tuesday night.
 
I look forward to seeing all of you for a bit of fun on Wednesday morning! 🎉🌟😃
 
❤️, Mrs. Brunner
 

Due:

Thursday, May 21st

 

Good morning and happy Thursday! 👋🏼  We have Zoom meetings today!  Please check your student email and/or Google Classroom for the invitation and log-in information.  I will meet with Periods 1 and 2 from 9:00 - 9:45 p.m. and Periods 3 and 4 from 10:00 - 10:45 p.m.  Please remember to have your Wanted Poster and Covid-19 Memory Book available to share!  See you then! 😃

Here are the assignments for Thursday, May 21st:

ENGLISH

Please remember that your Covid-19 Memory Book is due by 8:00 p.m. today (Thursday, May 21st).  I have already seen AMAZING work by students!

Below are the directions that I posted on Google Classroom:

Please take a look at the attached photos (see links below).  In order to receive credit, you will need to take two (2) photos and email them to me at ebrunner@smusd.us.  The FIRST photo should be of your completed pages 2 - 7.  Please arrange pages 2 - 4 along the top row and pages 5 - 7 along the bottom row.  The SECOND photo should be of your favorite page (or the page you are most proud of).  Again, please take a look at my samples that I have attached (however, my pages are blank!).   After you send me your photos, you should then bind your pages into a book.  Use brass fasteners, ribbon, yarn, or simply staple the pages together!  Keep it in a safe place so that you can look back on this unusual time in your life.  Remember to complete page 9 when life goes back to normal (hopefully soon!).  I look forward to reading and seeing your wonderful work! 😄

 
SOCIAL STUDIES
 
Okay, kiddos!  Here are the final two Mr. Nicky videos for the year.  Enjoy!!  
 
Click HERE for Ancient Greece.
Click HERE  for Ancient Rome.
 
There is nothing to turn in today for Social Studies! : )
 
 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Wednesday, May 20th

 

Good morning and happy Wednesday! 👋🏼

Please remember that your Covid-19 Memory Book is due by 8:00 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, May 21st).  Below are the directions that I posted yesterday on Google Classroom:

Please take a look at the attached photos (see links below).  Your Covid-19 Memory Book is due by 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st.  In order to receive credit, you will need to take two (2) photos and email them to me at ebrunner@smusd.us.  The FIRST photo should be of your completed pages 2 - 7.  Please arrange pages 2 - 4 along the top row and pages 5 - 7 along the bottom row.  The SECOND photo should be of your favorite page (or the page you are most proud of).  Again, please take a look at my samples that I have attached (however, my pages are blank!).   After you send me your photos, you should then bind your pages into a book.  Use brass fasteners, ribbon, yarn, or simply staple the pages together!  Keep it in a safe place so that you can look back on this unusual time in your life.  Remember to complete page 9 when life goes back to normal (hopefully soon!).  I look forward to reading and seeing your wonderful work! 😄

 

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, May 20th:

ENGLISH

Please remember, your Wanted Poster is due by 8:00 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, May 20th).  Below are the directions that I posted yesterday:

STEP 1:  Think about the "Whodunnit?" assignment that you completed on Monday.  Decide who you think is most to blame for starting the Trojan War.  On a piece of notebook paper, write a rough draft that states the following:

• who started the Trojan War (be sure to use an appositive to describe who the person was ... for example, Athena, goddess of beauty and wisdom).  The character descriptions are in the character box on page 1 of the play.

• a clear explanation of guilt with supportive and convincing evidence (this should be at least four sentences in length)

STEP 2:  After proofreading and editing your rough draft, write out a final draft on the attached "Wanted Poster," which you will need to print out.  You may ignore the prompt (Evidence against this character includes ...) above the lines.  If possible, write your paragraph with a thin black ink pen (does not have to be a Sharpie).  You may write on the back of the paper if you need more space.

STEP 3:  Create a colorful illustration of the guilty character that demonstrates neatness and effort (sketch in pencil, outline in thin black Sharpie, color with colored pencils).

This assignment is due today, Wednesday, May 20th.  Once you are finished, please take a photo of it (or scan it) and email it to me at ebrunner@smusd.us.  Thank you!

 

SOCIAL STUDIES
 
Monsters, war, trickery, kidnapping…if you thought ancient Greek poetry was boring, think again! In the BrainPOP movie on Homer, you’ll learn all about the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems written thousands of years ago in ancient Greece. You’ll meet the wide range of characters who populate these works, and hear all about their exciting adventures. You’ll find out how poetry was an oral tradition back then, and why Homer, who’s usually credited as the author of these poems, may not have actually existed. Finally, you’ll learn how Homer’s works have influenced generations of artists and writers! So don’t get the gods angry--click on this movie right away!
 
Go to BrainPOP through the Clever log-in on the HMS website.  Complete the "Homer" assignment.  Or, click on the link below:
 
 
 
 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Tuesday, May 19th

 

Good morning and happy Tuesday! 👋🏼

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, May 19th:

ENGLISH

STEP 1:  Think about the "Whodunnit?" assignment that you completed yesterday.  Decide who you think is most to blame for starting the Trojan War.  On a piece of notebook paper, write a rough draft that states the following:

• who started the Trojan War (be sure to use an appositive to describe who the person was ... for example, Athena, goddess of beauty and wisdom).  The character descriptions are in the character box on page 1 of the play.

• a clear explanation of guilt with supportive and convincing evidence (this should be at least four sentences in length)

STEP 2:  After proofreading and editing your rough draft, write out a final draft on the attached "Wanted Poster," which you will need to print out.  You may ignore the prompt (Evidence against this character includes ...) above the lines.  If possible, write your paragraph with a thin black ink pen (does not have to be a Sharpie).  You may write on the back of the paper if you need more space.

STEP 3:  Create a colorful illustration of the guilty character that demonstrates neatness and effort (sketch in pencil, outline in thin black Sharpie, color with colored pencils).

This assignment is due Wednesday, May 20th.  Thus, you have two days to work on it.  Once you are finished, please take a photo of it (or scan it) and email it to me at ebrunner@smusd.us.  Thank you!

SOCIAL STUDIES
 
1.  Go to BrainPOP through the Clever log-in on the HMS website.  Complete the "Greek Gods" assignment.  Or, click on the link below:
 
 
 
2.  Be sure your "Covid-19 Memory Book" is all complete!  You will not be able to complete page 9 until life goes back to normal, which will hopefully be soon!  Cross your fingers! 🤞🏼  Thus, you may hold off on that page for now. 😀
 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Monday, May 18th

 

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Please see below for a few announcements:

1. Return & Retrieval - Students should have received an email from Mr. Topalian with information about the "Return & Retrieval" process.  Each 6th grade student was assigned a particular time on Wednesday (5/20), Thursday (5/21), or Friday (5/22).  Most 6th grade students do not have any textbooks to return or gym lockers to clean out.  They do need to clean out their lockers, however, and should return all HMS library books to the school library.  Students - don't forget to bring an empty backpack or bag to hold the contents of your locker.
 
2. Classroom Library Books - At the same time that HMS library books are returned, I'd really appreciate it if students would return any Room 204 classroom library books.  These books can also be returned to the school library, and Mrs. Anand will make sure I get them.  Students - please look around at home and in your lockers for Room 204 books and return them to the school library.  I would really appreciate it!  Thank you!
 
3. 6th Grade Portfolios and Classwork - Sorting and placing student work in portfolios is usually done in class by students during the last week of school.  However, since students are not allowed in the classrooms, I will need to do this task over the summer.  I will reach out to each one of you about picking them up at the beginning of the school year.  Stay tuned!
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, May 18th:

ENGLISH

Please go to Google Classroom for today's English assignment.

SOCIAL STUDIES
 
For Social Studies, you will continue working on your "Covid-19 Memory Book."  Today, you will complete two more pages.  There is nothing to turn in today.  However, the final draft 8-page memory book will be due on Thursday, May 21st.  
 

Please follow these directions:

1.  Read the prompt on page 6, "Keeping My Mind Sharp!"  Write a thoughtful and organized paragraph of at least eight (8) sentences in length.  I have attached an extra page below should you need more writing space.  I would suggest writing a rough draft on notebook paper so that you can proofread and edit it before completing the final draft.  Draw and color an illustration to accompany your writing.  Don't forget the frame!  Remember how we usually complete drawings ... pencil first, then thin black Sharpie, and finally colored pencils.

2.  Read the prompt on page 7, "Other Adventures ..." *** You should use the attached Brainstorming Sheet to help you with this page.  Write a thoughtful and organized paragraph of at least eight (8) sentences in length.  I have attached an extra page below should you need more writing space.  I would suggest writing a rough draft on notebook paper so that you can proofread and edit it before completing the final draft.  Draw and color an illustration to accompany your writing.  Don't forget the frame!  Remember how we usually complete drawings ... pencil first, then thin black Sharpie, and finally colored pencils.

 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Thursday, May 14th

 

Good morning and happy Thursday!  We have Zoom meetings today!  Please check your student email and/or Google Classroom for the invitation and log-in information.  I will meet with Periods 1 and 2 from 9:00 - 9:45 p.m. and Periods 3 and 4 from 10:00 - 10:45 p.m.  See you then! 😃

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. 

Here are the assignments for Thursday, May 14th:

ENGLISH

Today, you will read a play entitled, "Who Started the Trojan War?"  This play connects with the reading you did earlier this week on StudySync (Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad).  Pay close attention to each character's actions as you will need to determine who was to blame for starting the Trojan War.  Was it Eris?  Was it Paris?  Was it Aphrodite?  Or someone else?  The play is linked below.  Although not necessary, it might help to print it out.  Next week, you will create a "Wanted Poster" for the guilty person and provide evidence of his/her guilt.  There is nothing to turn in today, but be sure to read the play carefully.  

SOCIAL STUDIES
 
For Social Studies, you will continue working on your "Covid-19 Memory Book."  Today, you will complete two more pages.  There is nothing to turn in today.  However, the final draft 8-page memory book will be due on Thursday, May 21st.  
 

Please follow these directions:

1.  Read the prompt on page 4, "Stay Away From Others ..."  Write a thoughtful and organized paragraph of at least eight (8) sentences in length.  I have attached an extra page below should you need more writing space.  I would suggest writing a rough draft on notebook paper so that you can proofread and edit it before completing the final draft.  Draw and color an illustration to accompany your writing.  Don't forget the frame!  Remember how we usually complete drawings ... pencil first, then thin black Sharpie, and finally colored pencils.

2.  Read the prompt on page 5, "Stay Home They Said ..."  Write a thoughtful and organized paragraph of at least eight (8) sentences in length.  I have attached an extra page below should you need more writing space.  I would suggest writing a rough draft on notebook paper so that you can proofread and edit it before completing the final draft.  Draw and color an illustration to accompany your writing.  Don't forget the frame!  Remember how we usually complete drawings ... pencil first, then thin black Sharpie, and finally colored pencils.

 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Wednesday, May 13th

 

Good morning!  I hope you are all having a nice week! ☀️  Please watch an entertaining 3-minute YouTube video entitled, "Ormie," and think about its overall message.  Although very clever, it has some great take-away lessons for students! Click HERE to watch! 🐷🐽

 

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, May 13th:

ENGLISH

Today, you will need to print out an 8-page PDF entitled, "Covid-19 Memory Book," which is linked below.  If you do not have a printer at home or are having printer problems, please ask a parent for assistance.  If that does not prove successful, please contact me by email (ebrunner@smusd.us) to make arrangements to pick up the packet (from a distance!) at HMS.

Please follow these directions:

1.  Print out the "Covid-19 Memory Book."  Over the past two months, you have been living in an unusual and extraordinary time.  Future generations will ask you about your experiences and memories from this time period.  This memory book is a way for you to document your feelings and experiences.  Hopefully, you will keep this book as a reminder of your time living through a global pandemic (the ups, the downs, and everything in between!).

2.  Print out the "Covid Memories Brainstorming Sheet," which is attached below.  You will use this as a reference source throughout this project.

3.  Write your name (first and last) in Sharpie and color the cover page.  Be sure to make it visually appealing!  I would suggest using colored pencils.

4.  Read the prompt on page 2, "It All Began ..."  Write a thoughtful and organized paragraph of at least eight (8) sentences in length.  I have attached an extra page below should you need more writing space.  I would suggest writing a rough draft on notebook paper so that you can proofread and edit it before completing the final draft.  Draw and color an illustration to accompany your writing.  Don't forget the frame!  Remember how we usually complete drawings ... pencil first, then thin black Sharpie, and finally colored pencils.

5.  Read the prompt on page 3, "The Day School Let Out ..."  Write a thoughtful and organized paragraph of at least eight (8) sentences in length.  I have attached an extra page below should you need more writing space.  I would suggest writing a rough draft on notebook paper so that you can proofread and edit it before completing the final draft.  Draw and color an illustration to accompany your writing.  Don't forget the frame!  Remember how we usually complete drawings ... pencil first, then thin black Sharpie, and finally colored pencils.

SOCIAL STUDIES
 
1.  Complete the Lesson Game (Matrix of Knowledge) for Lesson 27.
2.  Complete the Lesson 27 (Life in Two City-States: Athens and Sparta) Assessment.
 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Tuesday, May 12th

 

Good morning!  I hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy! 😃
 

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, May 12th:

ENGLISH

Please go to StudySync for today's English assignment.  You will complete First Read - Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad. 

The ancient Greeks and Trojans fought for ten long years over Helen, but why?  What forces brought Paris, a Trojan prince, and Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, together in the first place?  In Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad, author Rosemary Sutcliff retells the classic story of the Trojan War, which had its mythological origins in a golden apple presented to the “fairest” of the goddesses.

SOCIAL STUDIES
 
1.  Complete Social Studies IXL Skill I.3: Comparing Athens and Sparta: Part I.  Spend 20 minutes on the skill or reach a score of 100. 
2.  Complete Social Studies IXL Skill I.4: Comparing Athens and Sparta: Part II.  Spend 20 minutes on the skill or reach a score of 100.  
 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Thursday, May 7th

 

Good morning!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and showered your deserving mothers with love and appreciation yesterday!🌷

Please note that I will be on the HMS campus for the next two weeks to help with the "Return and Retrieve" process.  Hopefully I will get to see some of you from a distance!!👋🏼  Thus, if you email me during the day, I might not get back to you until the evening.
 
Thank you to all of you who are remaining diligent and hard working during this time of distance learning.  I am so proud of you!!
 

Here are the assignments for Monday, May 11th:

ENGLISH

Please check Google Classroom for today's English assignment.

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Please go to the History Alive! website and click on Lesson 27: Life in Two City-States Athens and Sparta (Focus Question: What were the major differences between Athens and Sparta?).

2.  Read Section 8: Education in Sparta.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

3.  Read Section 9: Women and Slaves in Sparta.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Thursday, May 7th

 

Good morning and happy Thursday!  We have Zoom meetings today!  Please check your student email and/or Google Classroom for the invitation and log-in information.  I will meet with Periods 1 and 2 from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. and Periods 3 and 4 from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.  See you then! 😃

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. 

Here are the assignments for Thursday, May 7th:

ENGLISH

Today, we are moving from medical heroes to Greek heroes!  You will read the excerpt, "Heroes Every Child Should Know: Perseus."  Perseus, the son of Zeus and a mortal woman, faced challenges from the day he was born.  When the goddess Athene asks Perseus to kill Medusa, the snake-haired Gorgon whose gaze turns a beholder to stone, he is all too willing to take on the mission.  Retold by Hamilton Wright Mabie, this classic myth still enshrines the virtues of valor, bravery, and perseverance.

Please go to StudySync to access the text and writing assignment (First Read - Heroes Every Child Should Know: Perseus).

 
SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Please go to the History Alive! website and click on Lesson 27: Life in Two City-States Athens and Sparta (Focus Question: What were the major differences between Athens and Sparta?).

2.  Read Section 6: Spartan Government.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

3.  Read Section 7: Spartan Economy.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

 

Due:

Wednesday, May 6th

 

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Today is my son Joey's 19th birthday so I will definitely be eating birthday cake later today! 🎂

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. 

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, May 6th:

ENGLISH

1.  Please click HERE for a pronoun music video by Flocabulary!  Enjoy watching it!

2.  Complete IXL Language Arts Skill Z.5: Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.  This skill is covered in the music video that I linked above.  Spend 20 minutes on the skill or reach a score of 100. 

Please review the skill below before you begin:

Pronouns must agree with their antecedents in number and person.
Do NOT use a plural pronoun for a singular antecedent or a singular pronoun for a plural antecedent.
A sea urchin has long, sharp spines all over their its body.
Do not shift person within a sentence. In particular, do not use the second-person pronouns you or your to refer to a first-person or third-person antecedent.
At this school, students need to take at least three English classes before you they graduate.
 

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Complete Social Studies IXL Skill I.2: Classical Athens: government and culture.  Spend 20 minutes on the skill or reach a score of 100. 

2.  Complete the BrainPOP assignment "Athens" by watching the video and taking the quiz.  You may access the BrainPOP assignment through Clever on the HMS website (Click on "Academics" and then "Online Curriculum/Resources").  Or, you may click on the link below.  Please note that there is a different link for each period.

PERIOD 2:  https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/22b63fe5e8681cf3/periods/9d02b2c43dceb60e

PERIOD 4:  https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/cbd83641ee6f3143/periods/81f5d0abd93c18ff

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

Due:

Tuesday, May 5th

 

Good morning and happy Cinco de Mayo!! 🇲🇽

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. 

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, May 5th:

ENGLISH

1.  Please go to StudySync to complete the quiz on "An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793."

2.  Complete IXL Language Arts Skill Z.2: Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent.  Spend 20 minutes on the skill or reach a score of 100. 

Please review the skill below before you begin:

pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun or noun phrase.  The noun or noun phrase that the pronoun refers to is called the antecedent.
A pronoun must agree with its antecedent.
 
Singular pronouns take the place of singular nouns.  Singular pronouns include Iyousheheitmehimherhisitsmy, and your.
Rachel is tired, even though she slept for ten hours last night.
Surprisingly, my brother's basketball team won all of its games this season.
Can you open this jar of pickles? I can't get it to open.
 
Plural pronouns take the place of plural nouns, or of nouns joined by the conjunction and.  Plural pronouns include weyoutheyusthemouryour, and their.
My neighbors spent the weekend at their cabin in South Lake Tahoe.
Where are the cans of soup I just bought? They aren't in the cupboard.
Izzy and spent all day on our science project.
 

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Please go to the History Alive! website and click on Lesson 27: Life in Two City-States Athens and Sparta (Focus Question: What were the major differences between Athens and Sparta?).

2.  Read Section 4: Education in Athens.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

3.  Read Section 5: Women and Slaves in Athens.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

Due:

Monday, May 4th

 

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend! ☀️

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. 

Here are the assignments for Monday, May 4th:

ENGLISH

1.  Please go to Google Classroom for today's English assignment.

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Please go to the History Alive! website and click on Lesson 27: Life in Two City-States Athens and Sparta (Focus Question: What were the major differences between Athens and Sparta?).

2.  Read Section 2: Athenian Government.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

3.  Read Section 3: Athenian Economy.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  The one question in the "Notes" section needs to be at least three (3) sentences in length.  Please note: You do NOT have to complete the CHALLENGE question at the bottom of the page.

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

Due:

Thursday, April 30th

 

Good morning and happy Thursday!  We have Zoom meetings today!  Please check your student email and/or Google Classroom for the invitation and log-in information.  I will meet with Periods 1 and 2 from 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. and Periods 3 and 4 from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.  See you then! 😃

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. 

Continue to check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Students, when completing late work, please remember to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Otherwise, your scores will not be updated in PowerSchool.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Thursday, April 30th:

ENGLISH

1.  Please go to the StudySync website and complete "Central or Main Idea - An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793."  You will find the directions within the assignment.

2.  Complete IXL Language Arts Skill Z.1: Identify Pronouns and their Antecedents.  Spend 15 minutes practicing the skill or reach a score of 100 to receive full credit.  Please review the mini-lesson below:

pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun or noun phrase. The noun or noun phrase that the pronoun refers to is called the antecedent.
 

Rachel is tired, even though she slept for ten hours last night.

The noun Rachel is the antecedent of the pronoun she.

Apparently Tom and Sarah just landed. Who is picking them up?

The noun phrase Tom and Sarah is the antecedent of the pronoun them.

Surprisingly, my brother's basketball team won all of its games this season.

The noun phrase my brother's basketball team is the antecedent of the pronoun its.

Taking care of pets can be difficult, but it is quite worthwhile.

The noun phrase taking care of pets is the antecedent of the pronoun it.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Please go to the History Alive! website and click on Lesson 27: Life in Two City-States Athens and Sparta (Focus Question: What were the major differences between Athens and Sparta?).

1.  Read the Introduction and complete the three Preview questions.

2.  Read Section 1: Comparing Two City-States.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" section (Questions 1 - 4).  Remember, your work should always reflect your best ability!

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

Due:

Wednesday, April 29th

 

Good morning and happy Wednesday!

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. : )

Continue to check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Students, when completing late work, please remember to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Otherwise, your scores will not be updated in PowerSchool.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 29th:

ENGLISH

Please go to Google Classroom for today's English assignment.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Please go to the History Alive! website and click on L26 - Assessment - Lesson 26: The Rise of Democracy Test.  Please do your very best.  It is an open-note test, so if you don't know an answer, please do not guess.  Look through the text to find the correct answer.  This is how you will learn the material! : )

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

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Good morning and happy Tuesday!

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. : )

Continue to check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Students, when completing late work, please remember to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Otherwise, your scores will not be updated in PowerSchool.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, April 28th:

ENGLISH

Today, you will read an informational text entitled, An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever.  This excerpt examines the gruesome and deadly illness that devastated Philadelphia during the late 1700s.  Given our current situation with COVID-19, I think you will find many text-to-world connections.

Go to the StudySync website and complete the following assignment:  First Read: An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793.  

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Click on Tab 1 "INTRO" and read the Introduction.

2.  Click on Tab 2 "READ" to read the Text (Note, Summary, Text).

3.  Click on Tab 3 "THINK" and answer three (3) comprehension questions.  You need to write at least four (4) sentences for each response.  Also, include text evidence for each one.  A helpful tip: if you click "Split Screen Mode," you can have the text next to the question.

4.  Click "SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT" when you finish! : )

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Today, go to the History Alive! website and complete the Lesson Game for Lesson 26 (The Sphinx's Riddles).  Do your very best, and don't forget to answer the "final question"!

2.  Complete the "Democracy Assignment" on BrainPOP.  You can access the assignment through Clever on the HMS website.  Or, copy and paste the link below.  There is a different link for each period.

PERIOD 2:  https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/3aab6af571fb8bf9/periods/9d02b2c43dceb60e

PERIOD 4:  https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/b4fbea5867ba12d0/periods/81f5d0abd93c18ff

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

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Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful and restful weekend!

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. : )

Continue to check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Also, you need to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Monday, April 27th:

ENGLISH

Please complete two assignments on StudySync:

1)  Point of View - The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

2)  Assessment - The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

As a reminder, here are the directions on how to access the StudySync website:

1.  Go to the HMS website (hehms.us).  Click on "Online Curriculum/Resources" under the Academics tab.

2.  Click on ConnectEd.

3.  Click on the blue link to log into ConnectEd.

4.  Enter your school email address and password.

5.  Click on the 4 circles to select StudySync which should take you to your "Home" page.  You might have to click on the four circles again next to "Launch California StudySync ELA with ELD" (for help, please see the StudySync.pdf linked below).

6.  Go to Assignments.  You should see two assignments titled, "Point of View: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child" and "Assessment: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child"  Please complete both and click submit by the end of the day. : )

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Today, go to the History Alive! website and select Lesson 26: The Rise of Democracy.  

2.  Read Section 4 - Democracy: All Citizens Share Power.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  Remember, your work should always reflect your best ability!

3.  Read the Lesson Summary.  Complete the "Check For Understanding" vocabulary matching activity to see if you understand the main ideas of the lesson.  Click "Check My Answers" to see if you do!  You can click "Reset" if you would like to do it again.  You DO NOT have to complete the Processing section at the bottom.

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

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Good morning and happy Thursday!  Thursdays now feel like Fridays, don't they? 

We have Zoom meetings today!  Please check your student email and/or Google Classroom for the invitation and log-in information.  I will meet with Periods 1 and 2 from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. and Periods 3 and 4 from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. : )

Also, please check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  Unfortunately, I have several students who are not completing the daily work.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Also, you need to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Thursday, April 23rd:

ENGLISH

Please see Google Classroom for today's English assignment (Classical Roots Vocabulary).  It will be posted at 8:00 a.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Today, go to the History Alive! website and select Lesson 26: The Rise of Democracy.  

2.  Read Section 2 - Oligarchy: A Few People Share Power.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  Remember, your work should always reflect your best ability!

3.  Read Section 3 - Tyranny: One Person Takes Power by Force.  Then, complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  Remember, your work should always reflect your best ability!

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance in Google Classroom!  Thank you! 😍

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Good morning and happy Wednesday!

Please remember to mark your attendance on Google Classroom Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. : )

Also, please check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  Unfortunately, I have several students who are not completing the daily work.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Also, you need to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 22nd:

ENGLISH

Today, you will learn about Cesar Chavez, a champion of migrant farm workers.  Like Martin Luther King Jr., Chavez used nonviolent means to fight for better working conditions for field workers.  As a labor leader, Chavez led marches, called for boycotts, and went on several hunger strikes.  You will also read about the connection between migrant farm workers and the Dust Bowl.  These passages will allow you to access your prior knowledge from the prior reading, "Children of the Dust Bowl."

To access the BrainPOP assignment, you may log in to Clever via the HMS website.  Or, use the URL link below.  There is a different one for each period.

PERIOD 1:  https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/584df66d45e7d688/periods/45d3148c68e28acd

PERIOD 3:  https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/6deb9a883a067940/periods/988a7655cd6f5d2a

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Today, go to the History Alive! website and select Lesson 26: The Rise of Democracy.  In this lesson, you will learn about the different ways the ancient Greeks used to govern their city-states (monarchy, oligarchy, tyranny, and democracy).  You will also discover some similarities between ancient Greece and our representative democracy!

2.  Read the Introduction and complete the Preview activity.  This is one of my favorite Preview discussions, so I will ask you to share your response tomorrow during our Zoom meeting!

3.  Read Section 1 - Monarchy: One Person Inherits Power.  Complete the "Check for Understanding" and "Notes" sections.  Remember, your work should always reflect your best ability!

 

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance!  Thank you!  😃

 
 

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Good morning and happy Tuesday!

Please remember to mark your attendance Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. : )

Also, please check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  Unfortunately, I have several students who are not completing the daily work.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Also, you need to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, April 21st:

ENGLISH

Please check Google Classroom for today's lesson which will be posted at 8:00 a.m.  You will answer the THINK Questions #6 - #10 for "The Circuit."  Submit your responses via the attached Google Doc in Google Classroom.

Also, log into StudySync.  Please follow these steps:

1.  Go to the HMS website (hehms.us).  Click on "Online Curriculum/Resources" under the Academics tab.

2.  Click on ConnectEd.

3.  Click on the blue link to log into ConnectEd.

4.  Enter your school email address and password.

5.  Click on the 4 circles to select StudySync which should take you to your "Home" page.  

6.  Go to Assignments.  You should see one assignment titled, "First Read: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child."  Please go to that assignment where you can reread the excerpt, "The Circuit."  Also, please watch the StudySyncTV video which includes a student-led discussion.  

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Today, go to the History Alive! website and go to your assignments.  Complete the Lesson Game (Charting the Course) for Lesson 25.  Don't forget to answer the "final question"!

2.  Log into IXL.  Go to Social Studies and complete I.1 Classical Greece: Geography and Society.  Spend 20 minutes on the skill or reach a score of 70.  However, the more you practice, the smarter you become as a student! : )

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance!  Thank you!  😃

 
 

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Dear Students,

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  After the gloomy weather we had, I am really looking forward to the warm, sunny weather we are forecasted to have this week! ☀️

Please remember to mark your attendance Monday through Thursday.  You do not have to submit attendance on Fridays. : )

Also, please check PowerSchool to make sure you have completed ALL English and Social Studies assignments.  Unfortunately, I have several students who are not completing the daily work.  If you have a zero (0) for any assignment, please see that you complete it this week.  Also, you need to email me with a description of the work you have completed.  Thank you!

Here are the assignments for Monday, April 20th:

ENGLISH

Please check Google Classroom for today's lesson.  It will be posted at 8:00 a.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Today, go to the History Alive! website and go to Lesson 25 (Geography and the Settlement of Greece).  Read Section 3 (Starting Colonies) and Section 4 (Trading for Needed Goods).  These are the last two sections of this lesson.  As you read, remember to click on the photos to open up and read the photo captions.

2.  Complete the “Check for Understanding” (green section) for each section.  Remember to click on the "Check My Answers" box to check your answers!

3.  Under "Notes," complete the ISN questions for Sections 3 and 4.  Each section poses three questions.  Each response must include at least two detailed and informative sentences.  You may answer the questions online or in your ISN notebook.  If you write your answers in your ISN notebook, please take a photo of each page and email the photos to me.  Be sure that I will be able to read your writing.  Remember, your responses should be complete and thorough and should essentially be a summary of the section.

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance!  Thank you!  😃

 
 

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Dear Students,

Happy Thursday!  Please check your school email for information regarding today's Zoom meeting.  I will see Periods 1 and 2 at 2:00 p.m. and Periods 3 and 4 at 3:00 p.m.  I look forward to seeing all of your sweet faces!! : )

Please note the following guidelines for our Zoom meeting:

1. Please "arrive" on time.  I need to go over a few items and will start promptly on the hour. 

2. Use your first and last name only.  There was an issue last time with a few students who were changing their screen name.  Remember, this is an educational format and should be treated as such. 

3. It is my preference that each student has his/her video on so that I can see everyone's face!  When all I see is a black screen, it seems as if you are not in attendance and makes it difficult to engage with you online.  If you choose not to have your video on, please do not use an image.  Instead, your screen should display your first and last name only.

4. Please do not use the “chat” space unless asked to do so by me!  It is not meant to be a place for general chit-chat with friends. You can do that outside of class.

5. Do not take screen images of anyone or post anything on social media.

6. Please sit still and eliminate distractions around you.  During our last meeting, a few students were playing with other things and/or moving around which was a bit distracting!  It will be a short meeting, and I would like for everyone to be attentive.  

I look forward to seeing you later!  See below for today's assignments:

ENGLISH

Please check Google Classroom for today's lesson.  It will be posted at 8:00 a.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will continue with the geography of ancient Greece.  I was impressed with the note-taking that many of you completed yesterday!  I am so proud of those who continue to exhibit their best effort!

1.  Today, go to the History Alive! website and go to Lesson 25 (Geography and the Settlement of Greece).  Read the Introduction.

2.  Next, read Section 1 (Isolated Communities and the Difficulties of Travel) and Section 2 (Farming in Ancient Greece).  As you read, remember to click on the photos to open up and read the photo captions.

3.  Complete the “Check for Understanding” (green section) for each section.  Remember to click on the "Check My Answers" box to check your answers!

4.  Under "Notes," complete the ISN questions for Sections 1 and 2.  You may answer the questions online or in your ISN notebook.  If you write your answers in your ISN notebook, please take a photo of each page and email the photos to me.  Remember, your responses should be complete and thorough and should essentially be a summary of the section.

Have a terrific day, and please remember to mark your attendance! : )

 

 
 

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Dear Students,

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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

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

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 15th:

 

ENGLISH

Please check Google Classroom for today's lesson.  It will be posted at 8:00 a.m.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Please check Google Classroom for today's lesson.  It will be posted at 8:00 a.m.

 

Have a terrific day! : )

 

 
 

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Dear Students,

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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

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

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, April 14th: 

 

ENGLISH

Please check Google Classroom for today's grammar and writing lesson on Active vs. Passive Voice.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Today you will continue learning about the Silk Road.  Log into IXL and go to Social Studies.  Please work on G.1 - The ancient Silk Road: geography and transportation and G.2 - The ancient Silk Road: goods and ideas.  To receive full credit, spend at least 15 minutes on each skill.

OPTIONAL:  Click HERE to watch a TED-Ed video on the Silk Road.

 

 
 

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Dear Students,

Good morning!  I hope you had a restful and relaxing Spring Break!  

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

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

Here are the assignments for Monday, April 13th:

ENGLISH

Log into IXL Language Arts.  Please complete the following skills: K.4 Identify supporting details in literary text and K • NEW! Identify counterclaims.  To receive full credit, please reach a score of 70 points for each.  You do not need to achieve 100 points.  However, the more you practice, the smarter you become as a student! : )

SOCIAL STUDIES

Today you'll learn about the Silk Road -- not a single road at all, but rather a network of trading routes from Han dynasty China stretching west to the Mediterranean Sea and including various other ancient cultures!  See if you can figure out what else was exchanged besides just goods!

Please go to BrainPOP through your CLEVER Login.  Watch the BrainPOP video about the Silk Road which is 4:53 minutes long.  Afterwards, please take the quiz which I assigned through BrainPOP.  The is the first time that I assigned the quiz digitally, so please let me know if you have any problems.  I hope it works!  Below is a link that should take you to the assigned quiz.  You will need to copy and paste the link into your browser.  Also, please note that there is a separate link for each class period.  Also, you will receive a score for completion, not for the score you receive on the quiz.  But as always, please do your best! : )

PERIOD 2:

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/d24efd8c4c1e2834/periods/9d02b2c43dceb60e

PERIOD 4

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/d24efd8c4c1e2834/periods/81f5d0abd93c18ff

 

 
 

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Dear Students,

Good morning!  I look forward to seeing all your happy and smiling faces later today!! : )

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

Here are the assignments for Thursday, April 2nd:

ENGLISH

Please go to Google Classroom to find today's English assignment.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Please go to the History Alive website and click on "Assignments."  Take the Lesson 23 Practice Test about the Han Dynasty.  Please try your best.  This is an open-book practice test so you are allowed to use your materials and notes to help you.  You will not receive a grade for this test, but you will receive a score for completion.

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

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Dear Students,

Welcome to a new month!  I hope you are all healthy and doing well!

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

Here are the assignments for Wednesday, April 1st:

ENGLISH

Please go to Google Classroom to find today's English assignments.

1.  Using the attached Google Doc Answer Key, please correct your answers to Lesson 13 (Belonging) on pages 60 - 64.  There is nothing to turn in.

2.  Study the Classical Roots Vocabulary for Lesson 14 (Illuminating) on pages 65 - 68.  You do not need to print out the pages.  Remember to pay attention to part of speech, definition(s), forms of the word, etc. 

3.  Complete the exercises for Lesson 14 (Illuminating) on pages 65, 67, and 68.  On the attached Google Doc, please type your answers and then click Turn In.

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Please use the document that I linked below (Lesson 23 ISN Answer Key) to correct your Lesson 23 ISN pages and/or online entries.  Please make corrections and/or additions as needed.  There is nothing to turn in.

2.  Complete the Lesson Game (Matrix of Knowledge) for Lesson 23 The Han Dynasty.  Be sure to answer all questions. 

3.  OPTIONAL:  Your fellow classmate Peter Chen sent me a YouTube video about Ancient China.  It is entertaining and educational!  Click HERE for the link.  Thank you for sharing, Peter!

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

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Dear Students,

Thank you to all of you who entered your attendance yesterday via Google Classroom.  I am so appreciative!  Please continue to do so each day Monday through Thursday. 

Here are the assignments for Tuesday, March 31st:

ENGLISH

1.  Please go to Google Classroom to find today's assignment, "Biography/Autobiography Interview."  Be sure to read the directions very carefully before you begin.  I am receiving many questions from students which could have been answered if close and careful reading had been done.  With every email I answered yesterday, I received three more in my inbox!  Most questions could have been answered had the student read instructions carefully.  However, if you are still confused or have questions, please email me at ebrunner@smusd.us.  I am happy to help!

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Go to the History Alive! website and go to Lesson 23, The Han Dynasty.  Read Section 6 (Medicine) and Section 7 (Science).  These are the last two sections.  As you read, remember to click on the photos to open up and read the photo captions.

2.  Complete the “Check for Understanding” (green section) for each section.  Remember to click on the "Check My Answers" box to check your answers!

3.  Under "Notes," complete the ISN questions for Sections 6 and 7.  You may answer the questions online or in your ISN notebook.  If you write your answers in your ISN notebook, please take a photo of each page and email the photos to me.  

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

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Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to our second week of distant learning!  I hope you are all healthy and enjoying quality time with your families.

As of this week, our school administrators have told us that the work we assign is no longer optional.  Thus, students are expected to complete and turn in work via Google Classroom.  I know this is a different way of completing assignments so please be patient as we transition to this new platform.  It is an adjustment for me as well, and I am learning right alongside you!  I spent most of yesterday watching “distance learning” tutorials and getting help from Kate in regard to Google Classroom! : )

Many thanks to you for being responsible and taking charge of your learning.  You are doing an amazing job!  It is so important to continue to practice your critical thinking and communication skills -- you'll need those skills for anything you do in life!

Remember, I am here for you!  Please continue to email me your questions:  ebrunner@smusd.us

Here are the assignments for Monday, March 30:

ENGLISH

1.  Please go to Google Classroom to find the assignment, “Children of the Dust Bowl” Comprehension Questions.  I sent you the class code last night.  Please check your email for it.  I linked the excerpt to the assignment as well.

2.  Last week, you answered questions #1 - #3. Today, please answer questions #4 - #8.  Remember to answer in at least three (3) detailed and complete questions.  When finished, please turn it in via Google Classroom.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.  Continue in Lesson 23, The Han Dynasty.  Watch Mr. Zoller’s Podcast, “The Qin Dynasty and the Han Dynasty.”  Click HERE for the link.

2.  Go to History Alive! online and go to Lesson 23, The Han Dynasty.  Read Section 4 (Industry) and Section 5 (Art).  Remember to click on the photos to open up and read the photo captions.

3.  Complete the “Check for Understanding” (green section) for each section.  Remember to click on the "Check My Answers" box to check your answers!

4.  Under "Notes," complete the ISN questions for Sections 4 and 5 (Questions #1 - #3).

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

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Hello all, and welcome to Day 4 of distance learning!  I hope you are doing well.  I miss seeing all of you!!
 
Please SAVE all work in a folder.  Write your name and date on each assignment.  If we go back in May, I might need to collect finished work.  Thank you for your cooperation!
 
One clarifying point: PLEASE DO ALL LESSONS, NOT THE "SCHEDULE" OF PERIODS sent by Mrs. Faure.
 
I am assigning 45 - 60 minutes a day (Monday - Thursday) to cover both English and Social Studies.  This method is aligned with our block periods, which 7th and 8th grade and electives don't have.  It also reflects best teaching practices to break up lessons into reasonable "chunks" of time and helps with continuity.
 
Many thanks to all of you for being responsible and taking charge of your learning.  It is so important to continue practicing your critical thinking and communication skills -- you will need those skills for anything you do in life!  Remember, I am here for you!  Please continue to email me with your questions:  ebrunner@smusd.us
 

Thursday, March 26th

ENGLISH

  1. Read the excerpt, "Children of the Dust Bowl," by Jerry Stanley (Pages 33 - 36).  The excerpt is linked below.
  2. Complete Page 10 in your "Children of the Dust Bowl," literature packet.  You may print out Page 10 or respond to the questions on notebook paper.
  3. Work on IXL Language Arts Skill C.3 - Identify Author's Purpose.  See the link below, "Author's Purpose Chart" to use as reference.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  1. Lesson 23 (The Han Dynasty) - Please go to the History Alive website, and read Section 2 (Government) and Section 3 (Agriculture).
  2. For Sections 2 and 3, complete the “Check for Understanding” activity online.
  3. Answer the three (3) questions about each topic, either online or on ISN page 169.  
 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

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Hello all, and welcome to Day 3 of distance learning!  Please SAVE all work in a folder.  Write your name and date on each assignment.  If we go back in May, I might need to collect finished work.  Thank you for your cooperation!
 
One clarifying point: PLEASE DO ALL LESSONS, NOT THE "SCHEDULE" OF PERIODS sent by Mrs. Faure.
 
I am assigning 45 - 60 minutes a day (Monday - Thursday) to cover both English and Social Studies.  This method is aligned with our block periods, which 7th and 8th grade and electives don't have.  It also reflects best teaching practices to break up lessons into reasonable "chunks" of time and helps with continuity.
 
Many thanks to all of you for being responsible and taking charge of your learning.  It is so important to continue practicing your critical thinking and communication skills -- you will need those skills for anything you do in life!  Remember, I am here for you!  Please continue to email me with your questions:  ebrunner@smusd.us
 

Wednesday, March 25th

ENGLISH

  1. Read page 4 (Riding the Rails) and page 5 (Haunting Effects) in your "Children of the Dust Bowl" literature packet.  Continue to fill out the "Cause and Effect" T-chart you began on Monday.
  2. Watch a YouTube video about Dorothea Lange and her famous photograph, "The Migrant Mother."  Click HERE for the video link.
  3. Complete page 6 (Frayer Vocabulary) in your "Children of the Dust Bowl" literature packet .  You can print out page 6 or do the work on notebook paper.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  1. Lesson 23 (The Han Dynasty) - Please go to the History Alive website, and read the Introduction and Section 1 (Warfare). 
  2. For Section 1 only, complete the “Check for Understanding” activity online and the corresponding ISN page (either online or ISN page 168 if you have it at home).  Do NOT complete the map activity.
  3. Spend some time on IXL Social Studies - Skill D.1 Ancient China
 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
Hello all, and welcome to Day 2 of distance learning!  I hope yesterday went smoothly for you at home.  Please email me with any questions you have.  Have a wonderful day! : )
 
One clarifying point: PLEASE DO ALL LESSONS, NOT THE "SCHEDULE" OF PERIODS sent by Mrs. Faure.
 
I am assigning 45 - 60 minutes a day (Monday - Thursday) to cover both English and Social Studies.  This method is aligned with our block periods, which 7th and 8th grade and electives don't have.  It also reflects best teaching practices to break up lessons into reasonable "chunks" of time and helps with continuity.
 
Many thanks to all of you for being responsible and taking charge of your learning.  It is so important to continue practicing your critical thinking and communication skills -- you will need those skills for anything you do in life!  Remember, I am here for you!  Please continue to email me with your questions:  ebrunner@smusd.us
 

Tuesday, March 24th

ENGLISH

  1. On notebook paper, write down ten (10) questions you would ask if you were going to interview the subject of your autobiography/biography (whether or not they are alive right now).  For example, What is one challenge you encountered in your life, and how did you overcome it?  Or, Who influenced you the most during your life, and how did he/she influence you?  Please avoid any questions that solicit only a yes/no answer.  Also avoid any unimportant questions like What is your favorite color?  You do not need your book for this assignment.  Leave space for responses.  Also, do not answer the questions (that will be for another day!).
  2. You will find the last unit of our Classical Roots Vocabulary curriculum (Lessons 13 - 16) linked below.  If possible, please print out pages 60 - 64 for Lesson 13 (Belonging).  If you are not able to print the pages out at home, no worries!  You can study the words online and complete the work on notebook paper.  Study the ten words and complete the work on pages 60, 63, and 64 as we have done all year (Exercises A - C).

SOCIAL STUDIES

  1. Attached below is the Answer Key for Lesson 22's ISN pages.  Please self-correct Sections 4 and 5 that you completed yesterday.  Do not print out the answer key as it is unnecessary.  
  2. Complete the Lesson Game (Crack the Code) for Lesson 22.
  3. You now have access to Social Studies on IXL!  Hooray!  Log onto IXL as you normally would for Language Arts.  Click on "Learning."  Then, click on "Social Studies" at the top.  Then select "6th Grade."  Please work on Skill D.3 (The Qin Empire).  Try to reach a score of over 75 points!
 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

Monday, March 23rd

Hello to my favorite middle schoolers! ; )  I hope you are doing well and staying busy at home!  At the bottom of this page, I have linked a photo of a puzzle that Kate and I completed over the past week.  It was quite challenging, but a lot of fun as we never have time to do one!  If possible, please send me a photo of something that you have been doing to fill the time.  I miss seeing all of you!! 

Below are the suggested assignments for today.  You should spend about 30 minutes on each subject.  It might be easier to print out some documents, but if you do not have a printer, no worries at all.  Also, there is no need to send me your work to show completion.  However, please e-mail me at ebrunner@smusd.us if you have any questions.  Take care and stay well!

 

ENGLISH

  1. Please read pages 1 – 3 from the attached document, “Children of the Dust Bowl Literature Packet,” which is linked below.
  2. As you read, start listing the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl on a T-chart (in bullet point form). I have attached a graphic organizer that you can print out, or you may simply make your own on notebook paper.  You will continue to add to this chart in the coming days.
  3. Watch two YouTube videos on the Dust Bowl. They are linked HERE and HERE.  Add to your T-chart with new information if possible.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  1. We left off in Lesson 22, “The First Emperor of China.”  Please go to the TCI website, and finish reading Section 4 (Ending Opposition) and Section 5 (The Emperor’s Death and the End of the Qin Dynasty). 
  2. Complete the “Check for Understanding” activities online and the corresponding ISN pages (either online or on pages 163 and 164 in your ISN if you have it at home).
 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Click on the link below entitled, “Offline Activities,” for some activities to help keep the boredom at bay!

 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
Wednesday, March 18th 
 
Dear Students,
 
I hope you are doing well and taking care of yourselves at home.  I am sorry that I did not get the opportunity to say good-bye to each and every one of you.  Please reach out to me through my school email ebrunner@smusd.us if you have any questions or just want to say hello!  I will be in touch once we have more information and direction from the school district.  Until then, take care!
 
Mrs. Brunner : )
 

Due:

Assignment

 
Students, Quarter 3 ends this Friday.  Please check PowerSchool to see if you have any zeros due to absences or missed assignments.  Plan to submit any make-up or late work by tomorrow.  Please speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!!
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Your "Text Structure" poster is due tomorrow.
2.  Read your bio/autobiography book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read.  Tomorrow, I will check that you have at least 5 annotated sticky notes in your book.  Your book needs to be read by Thursday, March 19th.  Please note that the date has been changed due to a Choir field trip on Wednesday, March 18th.
 
Social Studies:
No homework!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (3/13):  Text Structure Poster Due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Monday (3/16):  Quarter 4 Begins
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday (3/19):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
* Date changed due to Choir field trip on March 18th
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
Friday (3/20):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Theme: St. Patrick's Day Neon Party
Wednesday (3/25):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/27):  Quarter 3 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 

Due:

Assignment

 
Students, Quarter 3 ends this Friday.  Please check PowerSchool to see if you have any zeros due to absences or missed assignments.  Plan to submit any make-up or late work by Friday.  Please speak to me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!!
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: page 12 in your pink "Descriptive Writing" packet (pre-write sensory details).
2.  Your "Text Structure" poster is due Friday.
3.  Read your bio/autobiography book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read.  On Friday, I will check that you have at least 5 annotated sticky notes in your book.  Your book needs to be read by Thursday, March 19th.  Please note that the date has been changed due to a Choir field trip on Wednesday, March 18th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 161 and 162 (Lesson 22.2 and Lesson 22.3).  You need to answer each question with a minimum of 2 - 3 sentences. 
2.  Your Shang Museum tri-folder project is due tomorrow
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/12):  Shang Museum Project Due
Friday (3/13):  Text Structure Poster Due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Monday (3/16):  Quarter 4 Begins
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday (3/19):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
* Date changed due to Choir field trip on March 18th
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
Friday (3/20):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Theme: St. Patrick's Day Neon Party
Wednesday (3/25):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/27):  Quarter 3 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 8 and 9 in your pink "Descriptive Writing" packet.
2.  Your "Text Structure" poster is due Friday.
3.  Read your bio/autobiography book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read.  On Friday, I will check that you have at least 5 annotated sticky notes in your book.  Your book needs to be read by Thursday, March 19th.  Please note that the date has been changed due to a Choir field trip on Wednesday, March 18th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 160 (Lesson 22.1).  You need to answer each question with a minimum of 2 - 3 sentences. 
2.  Your Shang Museum tri-folder project is due Thursday. 
 
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/12):  Shang Museum Project Due
Friday (3/13):  Text Structure Poster Due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Monday (3/16):  Quarter 4 Begins
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday (3/19):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
* Date changed due to Choir field trip on March 18th
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
Friday (3/20):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Wednesday (3/25):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/27):  Quarter 3 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 3 and 7 in your pink "Descriptive Writing" packet.
2.  Your "Text Structure" poster is due Friday.
3.  Read your bio/autobiography book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read.  On Friday, I will check that you have at least 5 annotated sticky notes in your book.  Your book needs to be read by Thursday, March 19th.  Please note that the date has been changed due to a Choir field trip on Wednesday, March 18th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 154, 156, and 157 in your ISN (Confucianism).  You need to answer each question with a minimum of two (2) sentences. 
2.  Your Shang Museum tri-folder project is due Thursday. 
 
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/12):  Shang Museum Project Due
Friday (3/13):  Text Structure Poster Due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Monday (3/16):  Quarter 4 Begins
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday (3/19):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
* Date changed due to Choir field trip on March 18th
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
Friday (3/20):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Wednesday (3/25):  Noontime Fun
Friday (3/27):  Quarter 3 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Read and evaluate "Descriptive Paragraphs - Examples 1 and 2" in your blue descriptive writing packet.
2.  Read your bio/autobiography book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read.  Your book needs to be read by Thursday, March 19th.  Please note that the date has been changed due to a Choir field trip on Wednesday, March 18th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete page 155 in your ISN (Confucianism).  You need to answer each question with a minimum of two (2) sentences.  (We will complete page 154 tomorrow).
 
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Monday (3/16):  Quarter 4 Begins
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday (3/19):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
* Date changed due to Choir field trip on March 18th
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's Classical Roots vocabulary test (Lessons 9 - 12).
2.  Read your bio/autobiography book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your Shang Dynasty museum artifacts are due tomorrow.
 
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Thursday (3/5):  Classical Roots Test (Lessons 9 - 12)
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday (3/19):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
* Date changed due to Choir field trip on March 18th
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish pages 60 and 61 in your Classical Roots vocabulary packet.  On Thursday, you will have a Classical Roots vocabulary test on Lessons 9 - 12.
2.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due tomorrowRemember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your Shang Dynasty museum rough draft is due tomorrow.
2.  Your Shang Dynasty museum artifacts are due Thursday.
 
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Thursday (3/5):  Classical Roots Test (Lessons 9 - 12)
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday (3/18):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
Students - Please check that you have the necessary supplies for class each day.  As you know, I share my school materials with all of you, but they have now been depleted.  You need to have the following in class each and every day: one black ultra-fine point Sharpie, one red pen for making corrections, one pencil, one eraser, and one highlighter.  Please inform your parents if you are in need of any of these supplies.  Being prepared with school supplies helps the class run smoothly and allows you to work more efficiently with your time.  Thank you!
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's test which will cover "Aesop's Fables" and "Theme."
2.  Finish page 59 in your Classical Roots vocabulary packet.  On Thursday, you will have a Classical Roots vocabulary test on Lessons 9 - 12.
3.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due by Wednesday.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your Shang Dynasty museum rough draft is due Wednesday.
2.  Your Shang Dynasty museum artifacts are due Thursday.
 
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (3/3):  Aesop's Fables and Theme Test
Tuesday (3/3):  Speaker Assembly (Dr. Tim Elmore)
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Thursday (3/5):  Classical Roots Test (Lessons 9 - 12)
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday (3/18):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
Students - Please check that you have the necessary supplies for class each day.  As you know, I share my school materials with all of you, but they have now been depleted.  You need to have the following in class each and every day: one black ultra-fine point Sharpie, one red pen for making corrections, one pencil, one eraser, and one highlighter.  Please inform your parents if you are in need of any of these supplies.  Being prepared with school supplies helps the class run smoothly and allows you to work more efficiently with your time.  Thank you!
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  You will have a test which covers "Aesop's Fables" and "Theme" on Tuesday, March 3rd.
2.  You will have a test on Lessons 9 - 12 on Thursday, March 5th.
3.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due by Wednesday, March 4th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  Study for tomorrow's test on Lesson 19 (Geography and the Early Settlement of China) and Lesson 20 (The Shang Dynasty).
2.  Complete the two Lesson Games (Lesson 19 "Charting the Course" and Lesson 20 "The Sphinx's Riddles) by tomorrow.  Remember, if you click "Try Again," you MUST complete the entire test or it will not record that you completed the game.
 
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/28):  Lessons 19 and 20 (Ancient China) Test
Tuesday (3/3):  Aesop's Fables and Theme Test
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Thursday (3/5):  Classical Roots Test (Lessons 9 - 12)
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday (3/18):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Proofread and edit your "Text Structure" rough draft.  We will peer edit tomorrow and begin the final draft poster.
2.  Complete classwork: Classical Roots vocabulary review pages 56 - 58.  You will have a test on Lessons 9 - 12 on Thursday, March 5th.
3.  You will have a test which covers "Aesop's Fables" and "Theme" on Tuesday, March 3rd.
4.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due by Wednesday, March 4th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  You will have a test on Lesson 19 (Geography and the Early Settlement of China) and Lesson 20 (The Shang Dynasty) on Friday.
2.  Complete the two Lesson Games (Lesson 19 "Charting the Course" and Lesson 20 "The Sphinx's Riddles) by Friday.  Remember, if you click "Try Again," you MUST complete the entire test or it will not record that you completed the game.
 
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/28):  Lessons 19 and 20 (Ancient China) Test
Tuesday (3/3):  Aesop's Fables and Theme Test
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Thursday (3/5):  Classical Roots Test (Lessons 9 - 12)
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday (3/18):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
Bring your book to school (with annotated Post-it notes)
as you will begin the book report assignment in class.
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  "Order and Sequence" paragraph in your text structure packet and page 5 in your Aesop's Fables blue literature packet.
2.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due by Wednesday, March 4th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  You will have a test on Lesson 19 (Geography and the Early Settlement of China) and Lesson 20 (The Shang Dynasty) on Friday.
2.  Complete the two Lesson Games (Lesson 19 "Charting the Course" and Lesson 20 "The Sphinx's Riddles) by Friday.  Remember, if you click "Try Again," you MUST complete the entire test or it will not record that you completed the game.
 
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 6th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 9th!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Friday (2/28):  Lessons 19 and 20 (Ancient China) Test
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday (3/18):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  "Problem and Solution" paragraph in your text structure packet; pages 1, 2, and 3 in your Aesop's Fables blue literature packet; and pages 6 and 7 in your green "Theme" packet.
2.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due by Wednesday, March 4th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot!" with Post-it notes as you read. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  No homework!
 
Homeroom Students Only
Click on the link below to
design our Spirit Day t-shirt.
All designs are due Friday, March 13th.
We will vote for one on Monday, March 16th!
 
 
San Marino Summer Academy
Please click on the link below
to read about available classes and to register!
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page
for information about the two classes
I am teaching this summer!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (3/5) - Saturday (3/7):  HMS Musical The Sound of Music
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
Tuesday (3/17):  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday (3/18):  Biography/Autobiography book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  "Compare and Contrast" paragraph in your text structure packet and page 4 in your Aesop's Fables blue literature packet.
2.  IXL Assignment #10 is due tomorrow (Skills: B.1, B.2, K.3, AA.5).
3.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due by Wednesday, March 4th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  No homework!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/21):  IXL Assignment #10 Due
(Skills: B.1, B.2, K.3, AA.5)
Friday (2/21):  PTAffiliates Summer Academy Registration Begins
* Please see the linked flyer for a
description of Mrs. Brunner's classes
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  "Description" paragraph in your text structure packet.
2.  IXL Assignment #10 is due Friday (Skills: B.1, B.2, K.3, AA.5).
3.  Look for a bio/autobiography book for March's book report.  The book approval form is due by Wednesday, March 4th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork:  ISN pages 143 - 145.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (2/20):  Yearbook Activities Picture Day
* See the linked schedule below
Friday (2/21):  IXL Assignment #10 Due
(Skills: B.1, B.2, K.3, AA.5)
Friday (2/21):  PTAffiliates Summer Academy Registration Begins
* Please see the linked flyer for a
description of Mrs. Brunner's classes
Wednesday (2/26):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (3/4):  Biography/Autobiography Book Approval Form Due
Friday (3/13):  End of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
No homework due to Career Day tomorrow!
You do not need to bring any materials to class. 
However, please bring your attentive, polite,
and respectful self to school tomorrow! : )
 
 

Dear Parents and Students,

San Marino PTAffiliates Summer School registration begins next week (February 21st)!  I just wanted to let you know about two classes that I will be teaching this summer.  Both classes will be held in my HMS classroom (Room 204).  Please read the course descriptions below and consider registering for one or both of them.  I would love to see my students this summer!  Also, I've attached a flyer if you would like to pass it along to friends!
 

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San Marino Summer Academy

June 1st - July 10th

Mrs. Elise Brunner - HMS Room 204

Writing Skills for 7th Grade

Period 1 (8:30 - 10:00 a.m.)

Whether you’re a strong writer or you desire to improve your writing and critical thinking skills, you will get plenty of support and practice in this engaging, activity-based course! Each week, students will address a different mode of writing (i.e. expository, argumentative, narrative, descriptive) using the skills learned. Students will create an Interactive Writing Skills Notebook aligned to Grade 7 Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The focus of the class is on structured skills and strategies which produce clear, organized, exemplary writing. Students will practice responding to prompts and claims, citing examples to support arguments, and much more! The Interactive Writing Skills Notebook that each student produces will be a valuable reference guide for use in middle school and beyond.

 

Study Skills for Success!

Period 2 (10:15 - 11:45 a.m.)

Establishing effective study habits is critical to a student’s success in school.  This class will cover a variety of strategies that will help you boost your grades and set you up for academic success!  Some of the topics that will be covered in this class are time management, growth mindset, note-taking, goal setting and prioritizing, paper organization, test preparation, test-taking strategies, homework and project planning, and memorization techniques . just to name a few!  Lessons are taught in a fun, engaging, and interactive manner.  The skills you gain in this class will positively impact your life - both inside and outside the classroom!

Questions?  Please contact Elise Brunner at ebrunner@smusd.us.

Click here for more information or to register!

 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Be sure you have at least three sections completed on your white "text structure" graphic organizer/map. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish page 142 in your ISN (Sections 3 - 6).  Include at least three bullet points in each box.
2.  Study for tomorrow's test on Lessons 17 and 18 (Ancient India).
3.  The Lesson Games for Lessons 17 and 18 are due tomorrow.
 
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/12):  Lessons 17 and 18 (Ancient India) Test
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
No homework! : )
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 142 (Section 1 and the small box for Section 2 only).  Write at least 3 sentences for Section 1 and follow the directions carefully.
2.  You will have a test on Lessons 17 and 18 (Ancient India) on Wednesday.
3.  The Lesson Games for Lessons 17 and 18 are due Wednesday.
 
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (2/12):  Lessons 17 and 18 (Ancient India) Test
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Complete page 15 (symbolism) in your "Eleven" literature packet. 
2.  Finish your book report rough draft and final draft.  Both are due tomorrow.  Be sure to carefully proofread and edit your rough draft before completing the final draft.
 
Social Studies:
No homework!  Please use the time to finish your book report.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
Wednesday (2/12):  Lessons 17 and 18 (Ancient India) Test
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: text structure brainstorming sheet (salmon-colored sheet).
2.  Continue to work on your book report rough draft and final draft.  Both are due this Friday.  Be sure you carefully proofread and edit your rough draft before completing the final draft.
 

Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 130.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: Classical Roots vocabulary pages 54 and 55 (handling)
2.  Continue to work on your book report rough draft and final draft.  Both are due this Friday.  Be sure you carefully proofread and edit your rough draft before completing the final draft.
3.  Think about your nonfiction topic for your "text structure" visual map and writing assignment.  You will select your topic tomorrow.  Refer to the blue half-sheet for ideas.
 

Social Studies:
No homework!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Continue to work on your book report rough draft and final draft.  Both are due this Friday.  Be sure you carefully proofread and edit your rough draft before completing the final draft.
2.  Finish classwork: apology letter in your "Eleven" literature packet (pages 12 and 13).  Your letter must be at least 6 sentences in length.
3.  Think about your nonfiction topic for your "text structure" visual map and writing assignment.  You will select your topic on Wednesday.  Refer to the blue half-sheet for ideas.

Social Studies:
1.  Study for tomorrow's Lesson 16 (Buddhism) test.  The test will also include questions based on the supplemental readings we read in class ("The Story of Buddha's Enlightenment" and "Buddha's Teachings").
2.  Complete the Lesson Game (Crack the Code) for Lesson 16 by tomorrow.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (2/4):  Lesson 16 (Buddhism) Social Studies Test
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Continue working on your book report rough draft.
2.  Study for tomorrow's test on "Eleven" and on text structure.

Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: ISN pages 126 and 127.
2.  On Tuesday, February 4th, you will have a test on Lesson 16 (Buddhism) which will also include the supplemental readings ("The Story of Buddha's Enlightenment" and "Buddha's Teachings").
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/31):  Literature Test ("Eleven" and Text Structure)
Tuesday (2/4):  Lesson 16 (Buddhism) Social Studies Test
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Continue working on your book report rough draft.
2.  IXL Assignment #9 is due tomorrow (Skills: D.2, D.3, AA.3, AA.4).
3.  Your green "Text Structure" packet is due tomorrow.
4.  On Friday, you will have a test on "Eleven" and on text structure.

Social Studies:
No homework!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/31):  Literature Test ("Eleven" and Text Structure)
Tuesday (2/4):  Lesson 16 (Buddhism) Social Studies Test
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
Thursday (2/13):  HMS Career Day
(Minimum Day - 12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (2/14):  Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday (2/14) - Tuesday (2/18):  Presidents' Weekend - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: page 11 (Conflict Chart) in your "Eleven" literature packet.  You will have a test on "Eleven" and on text structure this Friday.
2.  Bring your book report book tomorrow.  It will count as one homework grade, and you will need it to begin the writing assignment in class.
3.  IXL Assignment #9 is due Thursday (Skills: D.2, D.3, AA.3, AA.4).
4.  Your green "Text Structure" packet is due Thursday.

Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 121.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Friday (1/31):  Literature Test ("Eleven" and Text Structure)
Tuesday (2/4):  Lesson 16 (Buddhism) Social Studies Test
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
Many, many "thank yous" to the families who donated
items for our 100th Day Celebration last Friday!
The students enjoyed eating their delicious "GORP" snack in class,
a fun way to recognize this milestone!
 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  page 6 (Story Map) and page 8 (Review Questions #5 - #11) in your "Eleven" literature packet.  Each response on page 8 should be at least two sentences in length.
2.  Continue to read your fantasy/science-fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.
3.  IXL Assignment #9 is due Thursday, January 30th (Skills: D.2, D.3, AA.3, AA.4).

Social Studies:
1.  Study for tomorrow's Lesson 15 test (Hinduism).  The test will also include questions on the supplemental reading entitled, "Hindu Beliefs."
2.  Complete Lesson 15 Game (Matrix of Knowledge).
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (1/28):  Lesson 15 (Hinduism) Social Studies Test
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Friday (1/31):  Literature Test ("Eleven" and Text Structure)
Tuesday (2/4):  Lesson 16 (Buddhism) Social Studies Test
Friday (2/7):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Report Due
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  Common Core workbook pages 68 - 72 (Text Structure and Author's Purpose) and Frayer vocabulary pages 3 - 5 in your "Eleven" literature packet.
2.  Continue to read your fantasy/science-fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.
3.  IXL Assignment #9 is due Thursday, January 30th (Skills: D.2, D.3, AA.3, AA.4).

Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 120 (Sections 4 and 5).  Be sure each summary is at least three sentences in length.
 
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Saturday (1/25):  Chinese New Year!
Tuesday (1/28):  Lesson 15 (Hinduism) Social Studies Test
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Friday (1/31):  Literature Test ("Eleven" and Text Structure)
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  Common Core workbook pages 55 - 56 (Analysis and Inference).  Be sure questions # 3 - 5 have responses of at least two sentences in length.
2.  Continue to read your fantasy/science-fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.
3.  IXL Assignment #9 is due Thursday, January 30th (Skills: D.2, D.3, AA.3, AA.4).

Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork:  ISN pages 118 - 119 (Sections 1 - 3).  Be sure each summary is at least three sentences in length.
 
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Saturday (1/25):  Chinese New Year!
Tuesday (1/28):  Lesson 15 (Hinduism) Social Studies Test
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Friday (1/31):  Literature Test ("Eleven" and Text Structure)
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
Students: If you are donating an item for our 100th Day celebration,
please give your parents the pink assignment sheet
that you received in class last Friday.
Remember to bring your donation by tomorrow (Wednesday)!
Thank you very much!!
 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  Classical Roots vocabulary pages 49 - 50; MLK Jr. pages 2 and 31.
2.  Continue to read your fantasy/science-fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.

Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork:  ISN pages 114 - 115 and page 117 (Lesson 16 Preview).
2.  Remember to turn in your "Little Buddha" permission slip tomorrow!
 
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Saturday (1/25):  Chinese New Year!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork:  Martin Luther King, Jr. news article (pages T3 - analyzing quotations and T4 - analyzing primary sources).
2.  Continue to read your fantasy/science-fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.

Social Studies:
1.  Read "Hindu Beliefs" and "The Hindu Caste System" handout.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: page 7 (Questions #1 - 4) and page 3 (Frayer vocabulary) in your "Eleven" literature packet.
2.  Continue to read your fantasy/science-fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.
3.  IXL Assignment #8 is due tomorrow (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2).
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 113 (Section 3) and ISN page 114 (left column only for Section 4).  Be sure this page is chock-full of notes!
2.  Study for tomorrow's test covering Lessons 13 and 14.
3.  Complete the Lesson Games for Lesson 13 (Charting the Course) and Lesson 14 (Information Excavation) by tomorrow.
 
 
 Please Remember
... to give your parents the pink sheet
in regards to the 100th Day of School!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (1/16):  Lessons 13 and 14 Ancient India Test
Thursday (1/16):  IXL Assignment #8 Due (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2)
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: page 2 (annotation assignment) in your "Eleven" literature packet.
2.  Your fantasy/science-fiction book report approval form is tomorrow.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.
3.  IXL Assignment #8 is due Thursday (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2).
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete page 112 in your ISN (Lessons 15.1 and 15.2).  Be sure this page is chock-full of notes!
2.  You will have a test covering Lessons 13 and 14 on Thursday.
3.  Complete the Lesson Games for Lesson 13 (Charting the Course) and Lesson 14 (Information Excavation) by Thursday.
 
 
 Please Remember
... to give your parents the pink sheet
in regards to the 100th Day of School!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (1/16):  Lessons 13 and 14 Ancient India Test
Thursday (1/16):  IXL Assignment #8 Due (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2)
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: "Classical Roots" vocabulary pages 43 - 45. 
2.  Your fantasy/science-fiction book report approval form is due by Wednesday.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, January 29th.
3.  IXL Assignment #8 is due Thursday (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2).
 
Social Studies:
1.  Be sure ISN pages 106 - 111 are neat and complete.  Do not do the "Processing" assignment on page 110.
2.  You will have a test covering Lessons 13 and 14 on Thursday.
3.  Complete the Lesson Games for Lesson 13 (Charting the Course) and Lesson 14 (Information Excavation) by Thursday.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (1/16):  Lessons 13 and 14 Ancient India Test
Thursday (1/16):  IXL Assignment #8 Due (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2)
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1. Your "New Year" poster (not the 2020 banner) is due tomorrow.
2.  Study for tomorrow's test on the Helen Keller excerpt.
3.  Your fantasy/science-fiction book report approval form is due by Wednesday, January 15th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).
4.  IXL Assignment #8 is due Thursday, January 16th (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2).
 
Social Studies:
No homework!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/10):  Helen Keller Literature Test
Friday (1/10):  New Year Poster Due
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (1/16):  IXL Assignment #8 Due (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2)
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1. Your "New Year" poster (final draft copy) is due Friday. 
2.  You will have a test on the Helen Keller excerpt this Friday.
3.  Your fantasy/science-fiction book report approval form is due by Wednesday, January 15th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).
4.  IXL Assignment #8 is due Thursday, January 16th (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2).
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete the top-half portions of pages 102 and 106 in your ISN.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/10):  Helen Keller Literature Test
Friday (1/10):  New Year Poster Due
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (1/16):  IXL Assignment #8 Due (Skills: D.1, H.1, AA.1, AA.2)
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: Helen Keller pages 6, 7, and 10.  You will have a test on the Helen Keller excerpt this Friday.
2.  Your fantasy/science-fiction book report approval form is due by Wednesday, January 15th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" with Post-it notes as you read (see form for details).
 
Social Studies:
1.  If you and your partner did not finish today's activity, please finish the chart on page 101 in your ISN.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (1/10):  Helen Keller Literature Test
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
Friday (1/24):  100th Day of School!
Wednesday (1/29):  "Fantasy/Science-Fiction" book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
All the best to you for a healthy, fun, and memorable 2020!
 
 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish your pink "New Year" rough draft.
2.  Your fantasy/science-fiction book report approval form is due by Wednesday, January 15th.
 
Social Studies:
No homework!
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
 

Thank you so much to everyone who

donated something for our holiday party!

We had an amazing feast!

Have a wonderful and memorable holiday season!

See you in 2020!

 
 
Pajama Day is tomorrow at HMS!!
Come dressed in your comfiest, coziest clothes!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
Monday (1/13):  Q2/S1 Grades Due
Wednesday (1/15):  Noontime Fun
Wednesday (1/15):  Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Friday (1/17):  Q2/S1 Report Cards Distributed
Friday (1/17):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Monday (1/20):  Martin Luther King Day - No School
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 

Please bring your party donations

and holiday spirit tomorrow!

Thank you!

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

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  "Secret Elf" gift and gift tag are due tomorrow.  Please do not forget!
 
Social Studies:
1.  Lesson Games for Lesson 11 (Matrix of Knowledge) and Lesson 12 (Information Excavation) are due tomorrow.
2.  Study for tomorrow's test on Lessons 11 and 12.
 
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
.... signing up to bring an item to our
holiday feast this Thursday!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/18):  Lessons 11 and 12 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift and Gift Tag 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
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  "Secret Elf" gift and gift tag are due Wednesday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Lesson Games for Lesson 11 (Matrix of Knowledge) and Lesson 12 (Information Excavation) are due Wednesday.
2.  You will have a test this Wednesday on Lessons 11 and 12.
 
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
.... signing up to bring an item to our
holiday feast next Thursday!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/18):  Lessons 11 and 12 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift and Gift Tag Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's "Classical Roots" vocabulary test (Lessons 5 - 8).
2.  You will have a figurative language test on Friday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: ISN page 85 (Lesson 11.5).
 
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
.... signing up to bring an item to our
holiday feast next Thursday!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (12/12):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 5 - 8)
Friday (12/13):  Figurative Language Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  IXL Assignment #7 (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1) is due tomorrow.
2.  You will have a "Classical Roots" vocabulary test (Lessons 5 - 8) on Thursday.
3.  You will have a figurative language test on Friday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: ISN pages 83 and 84 (Lessons 11.3 and 11.4).
 
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
.... signing up to bring an item to our
holiday feast next Thursday!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/11):  Assignment IXL #7 Due (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1)
Thursday (12/12):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 5 - 8)
Friday (12/13):  Figurative Language Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 6 - 8 in your pink "conflict" packet.
2.  IXL Assignment #7 (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1) is due Wednesday.
3.  You will have a Classical Roots vocabulary test (Lessons 5 - 8) on Thursday.
4.  You will have a figurative language test on Friday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: ISN page 82 (Lessons 11.1 and 11.2).
 
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/11):  Assignment IXL #7 Due (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1)
Thursday (12/12):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 5 - 8)
Friday (12/13):  Figurative Language Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 2 (annotation) and 3 (Frayer vocabulary #1 and #2) in your yellow "Helen Keller" literature packet.
2.  IXL Assignment #7 (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1) is due Wednesday, December 11th.
3.  You will have a Classical Roots vocabulary test (Lessons 5 - 8) on Thursday, December 12th.
4.  You will have a figurative language test on Friday, December 13th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your ancient Egypt expository essay (typed final draft) and Works Cited page (bibliography) are due tomorrowPlease bring one copy of each to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together).  If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer.  You will not be able to print it out in class. 
 
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/6):  Ancient Egypt Essay and Works Cited Page Due
Friday (12/6):  "Secret Elf" Information Sheet Due (Pink or Blue)
Wednesday (12/11):  Assignment IXL #7 Due (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1)
Thursday (12/12):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 5 - 8)
Friday (12/13):  Figurative Language Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Complete "Classical Roots" vocabulary pages (Lesson 5 review: page 40; and Lesson 6 review: page 41).  You will have a vocabulary test (Lessons 5 - 8) on Thursday, December 12th.
2.  IXL Assignment #7 (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1) is due Wednesday, December 11th.
3.  You will have a figurative language test on Friday, December 13th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your ancient Egypt expository essay (typed final draft) and Works Cited page (bibliography) are due Friday, December 6thPlease bring one copy of each to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together).  If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer.  You will not be able to print it out in class. 
 
 
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (12/6):  Ancient Egypt Essay and Works Cited Page Due
Friday (12/6):  "Secret Elf" Information Sheet Due (Pink or Blue)
Wednesday (12/11):  Assignment IXL #7 Due (Skills: E.3, E.4, E.5, L.1)
Thursday (12/12):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 5 - 8)
Friday (12/13):  Figurative Language Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish "Classical Roots" vocabulary pages (Lesson 7: pages 34 - 35; and Lesson 8: pages 36 - 39).
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your ancient Egypt expository essay (typed final draft) and Works Cited page (bibliography) are due Friday, December 6thPlease bring one copy of each to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together).  If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer.  You will not be able to print it out in class. 
 
 
 
Please Remember
.... to obtain a parent signature on your "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due tomorrow!
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
.... donating a toy for our HMS Toy Drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/4):  "Secret Elf" Permission Slip Due
Friday (12/6):  Ancient Egypt Essay and Works Cited Page Due
Thursday (12/12):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 5 - 8)
Friday (12/13):  Figurative Language Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Complete "conflict" pages 3 and 4 in your pink packet.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your ancient Egypt expository essay (typed final draft) and Works Cited page (bibliography) are due Friday, December 6thPlease bring one copy of each to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together).  If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer.  You will not be able to print it out in class. 
 
 
 
Please Remember
.... to obtain a parent signature on your "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due Wednesday!
 
   Please Consider
.... donating canned or boxed goods (non-perishable)
for our HMS holiday food drive!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (12/4):  "Secret Elf" Permission Slip Due
Friday (12/6):  Ancient Egypt Essay and Works Cited Due
Thursday (12/12):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 5 - 8)
Friday (12/13):  Figurative Language Test
Wednesday (12/18):  "Secret Elf" Gift Due
Thursday (12/19):  Class Holiday Feast and Gift Exchange
Friday (12/20):  Holiday Music Assembly
Friday (12/20):  Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
Monday (12/23) - Friday (1/3):  WINTER BREAK
Monday (1/6):  School Resumes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Your Famous Historical Figure "quilt" page is due tomorrow.
2.  IXL Assignment #6 is due tomorrow (Skills: C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3).
 
Social Studies:
No homework! : )
 
Please Remember ....
to obtain a parent signature on your "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due Wednesday, December 4th.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/22):  Famous Historical Quilt Page Due
Friday (11/22):  IXL Assignment #6 Due
(C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3)
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
Wednesday (12/4):  "Secret Elf" Permission Slip Due
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Your Famous Historical Figure "quilt" page is due Friday.
2.  IXL Assignment #6 is due Friday (Skills: C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3).
 
Social Studies:
No homework! : )
 
Please Remember ....
to obtain a parent signature on your "Secret Elf" form.
This permission slip is due Wednesday, December 4th.
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/22):  Famous Historical Quilt Page Due
Friday (11/22):  IXL Assignment #6 Due
(C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3)
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
Wednesday (12/4):  "Secret Elf" Permission Slip Due
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's literature test on the Island of the Blue Dolphins excerpt.
2.  Your Famous Historical Figure "quilt" page is due Friday.
3.  IXL Assignment #6 is due Friday (Skills: C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3).
 
Social Studies:
1.  By tomorrow, you should have completed your Ancient Egypt essay rough draft.  Please remember that you have been given ample time in the classroom to work on your essay.  Be sure you are using your class time wisely as you should be able to complete all of the writing in class.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/20):  Island of the Blue Dolphins Literature Test
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Famous Historical Quilt Page Due
Friday (11/22):  IXL Assignment #6 Due
(C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3)
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  On Wednesday, you will have a literature test on the Island of the Blue Dolphins excerpt.
2.  Your Famous Historical Figure "quilt" page is due Friday.
3.  IXL Assignment #6 is due Friday (Skills: C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3).
 
Social Studies:
1.  By tomorrow, you should have paragraphs 1 - 5 written in your Ancient Egypt essay rough draft packet.  Please remember that you have been given ample time in the classroom to work on your essay.  Be sure you are using your class time wisely as you should be able to complete all of the writing in class.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (11/20):  Island of the Blue Dolphins Literature Test
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Famous Historical Quilt Page Due
Friday (11/22):  IXL Assignment #6 Due
(C.1, G.1, N.2, and N.3)
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Your historical fiction book report is due tomorrow (rough and final drafts).  Remember that your rough draft must show RED proofreading and editing marks.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete page 2 (Paragraphs 2 and 3) for your ancient Egypt essay (white rough draft packet).
2.  Continue to work on your ancient Egypt research and note-taking.  By tomorrow, you should have at least two notecards per subtopic.  Remember, you need to use a minimum of four sources for this essay (at least 3 must be book sources).  Approved websites are attached below.
 
 
Please Consider
.... supporting Operation Christmas Child!
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/15):  Historical Fiction Book Report Due (Final and Rough Drafts)
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria ~ Theme: Sports)
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish today's classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins RACES graphic organizer (page 13).
2.  Your historical fiction book report is due Friday (rough and final drafts).  Remember that your rough draft must show RED proofreading and editing marks.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete page 1 (Introductory Paragraph) for your ancient Egypt essay (white rough draft packet).
2.  Continue to work on your ancient Egypt research and note-taking.  BY FRIDAY, you should have at least two notecards per subtopic.  Remember, you need to use a minimum of four sources for this essay (at least 3 must be book sources).  Approved websites are attached below.
 
 
Please Consider
.... supporting Operation Christmas Child!
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/15):  Historical Fiction Book Report Due (Final and Rough Drafts)
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria ~ Theme: Sports)
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Your Wonder Valley argumentative essay (typed final draft) is due tomorrowPlease bring a copy of it to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together; do not hole punch).  If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer.  You will not be able to print it out in class. 
2.  Finish today's classwork: Classical Roots vocabulary pages 29 and 30.
3.  Your historical fiction book report is due Friday (rough and final drafts).
 
Social Studies:
1.  Continue to work on your ancient Egypt research and note-taking.  BY FRIDAY, you should have at least two notecards per subtopic.  Remember, you need to use a minimum of four sources for this essay (at least 3 must be book sources).  Approved websites are attached below.
 
 
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 (11/13):  Wonder Valley Essay Due (Typed Final Draft)
Friday (11/15):  Historical Fiction Book Report Due (Final and Rough Drafts)
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria ~ Theme: Sports)
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Continue to work on your historical fiction rough draft (blue packet).
2.  Your Wonder Valley argumentative essay (typed final draft) is due Wednesday, November 13thPlease bring a copy of it to school to turn in at the beginning of class (single-sided; white copy paper; do not staple pages together).  If you are not able to print it out at home, please find an alternate location (i.e. HMS Library, Crowell Library) to access a printer.  You will not be able to print it out in class. 
 
Social Studies:
No homework! : )
 
 
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
Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Wednesday (11/13):  Wonder Valley Essay Due (Typed Final Draft)
Friday (11/15):  Historical Fiction Book Report Due (Final and Rough Drafts)
Friday (11/15):  Last Day to Donate to Operation Christmas Child
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria ~ Theme: Sports)
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  Monday (11/25) - Friday (11/29):  Thanksgiving Break!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Complete the "summary" and "main character" sections for your book report rough draft.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your Ancient Egypt map is 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!
Thank you so much!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (11/7):  Ancient Egypt Map Due
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15):  Historical Fiction Book Report Due
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: HMS Cafeteria ~ Theme: Sports)
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Brink your historical fiction book (and Post-it notes) tomorrow to class.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your Ancient Egypt map is due Thursday.
 
 
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):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Thursday (11/7):  Ancient Egypt Map Due
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15):  Historical Fiction Book Report Due
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance
Wednesday (11/20):  Noontime Fun
Friday (11/22):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: Island of the Blue Dolphins literature packet (pages 10 and 11).
2.  Read your historical fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way.  Your book needs to be read by this WednesdayRemember to bring your book with you on Wednesday as you will need it (and your Post-it notes) for the writing assignment.
3.  Proofread and edit your Wonder Valley essay.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete your "Narrowing the Topic" worksheet.
2.  Your Ancient Egypt map is due Thursday.
 
 
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):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Wednesday (11/6):  Ancient Egypt Map Due
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
Friday (11/15):  6th Grade Dance
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

Cute halloween pumpkin clipart

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

 
Please turn in any unwanted candy to the front office
tomorrow and/or next week!
All donations will be delivered to Foothill Unity Center.
Thank you!
 
 
English:
No homework!
 
Social Studies:
No homework!
 
   Please Consider
.... supporting Operation Christmas Child!
Our goal is for each student to bring in
two small items to donate to this worthy cause.
Click on the link below for more information!
Thank you so much!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (11/1):  All School Halloween Dance
(5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: Wonder Valley argumentative essay (page 2 and the top half of page 3: paragraphs 2, 3, and 4).
2.  Read your historical fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.  One week to go!
 
Social Studies:
1.  Study for tomorrow's test on Lesson 9 (Daily Life in Ancient Egypt).
2.  Complete the Lesson Game (The Sphinx's Riddle) for Lesson 9.  Due tomorrow.
3.  Rank your top 3 choices for an Ancient Egypt research topic (yellow half-sheet).  You will select your topic tomorrow (Thursday).
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31):  Lesson 9 Social Studies Test
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
(No homework on Halloween night!)
Friday (11/1):  All School Halloween Dance
(5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: Wonder Valley argumentative essay (Page 1 - Hook, Background Information, and Thesis) and Topic Sentences for Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, and 5 (see attached link for help).
2.  IXL Assignment #5 (Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4) is due tomorrow.
3.  Read your historical fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  You will have a test on Lesson 9 (Daily Life in Ancient Egypt) this Thursday.
2.  The Lesson Game (The Sphinx's Riddle) for Lesson 9 is due Thursday.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30):  IXL Assignment #5 Due
(Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4)
Thursday (10/31):  Lesson 9 Social Studies Test
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
(No homework on Halloween night!)
Friday (11/1):  All School Halloween Dance
(5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 4, 8, and 9 in your Island of the Blue Dolphins literature packet.
2.  IXL Assignment #5 (Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4) is due Wednesday.
3.  Read your historical fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: ISN page 71.
2.  You will have a test on Lesson 9 (Daily Life in Ancient Egypt) this Thursday.
3.  The Lesson Game (The Sphinx's Riddle) for Lesson 9 is due Thursday.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30):  IXL Assignment #5 Due
(Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4)
Thursday (10/31):  Lesson 9 Social Studies Test
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1):  All School Halloween Dance
(5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 12 and 13 in your green Wonder Valley packet.
2.  Finish your BrainPOP Famous Historical Figure rough draft (all three paragraphs) by tomorrow.
3.  IXL Assignment #5 (Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4) is due Wednesday, October 30th.
4.  Read your historical fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: ISN pages 68 and 69.
 
 
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 Assignment #5 Due
(Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4)
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1):  All School Halloween Dance
(5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1. Complete the pink "Choosing the Grabber" worksheet.
2.  Finish your BrainPOP Famous Historical Figure rough draft by Friday.
3.  IXL Assignment #5 (Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4) is due Wednesday, October 30th.
4.  Read your historical fiction book.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Study for tomorrow's test which will cover Lesson 7 (Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan) and Lesson 8 (The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs).
2.  Complete Lesson Games for Lessons 7 and 8 by tomorrow (Matrix of Knowledge and Information Excavation).
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/24):  Lessons 7 and 8 Social Studies Test
Friday (10/25):  Quarter 1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday (10/30):  IXL Assignment #5 Due
(Skills: K.1, K.2, Y.6, LL.4)
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
Friday (11/1):  All School Halloween Dance
(5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Quad; Tickets are $5.00)
Wednesday (11/6):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1. Complete page 7 (annotation assignment) in your Island of the Blue Dolphins literature packet.
2.  Finish your BrainPOP Famous Historical Figure rough draft by Friday.
3.  Look for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due tomorrow.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way!
 
Social Studies:
1.  You will have a test on Thursday which will cover Lesson 7 (Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan) and Lesson 8 (The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs).
2.  Complete Lesson Games for Lessons 7 and 8 by Thursday (Matrix of Knowledge and Information Excavation).
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (10/24):  Lessons 7 and 8 Social Studies Test
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):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish 2 out of the 3 paragraphs for your BrainPOP Famous Historical Figure rough draft.
2.  Look for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due this Wednesday.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.  Remember to "Stop and Jot" along the way!
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork: ISN pages 63 and 64 (do not do Processing section).
2.  You will have a test on Thursday which will cover Lesson 7 (Geography and the Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Canaan) and Lesson 8 (The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs).
3.  Complete Lesson Games for Lessons 7 and 8 by Thursday (Matrix of Knowledge and Information Excavation).
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Thursday (10/24):  Lessons 7 and 8 Social Studies Test
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):  Historical fiction book must be read by this date.
(Bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
  Monday (11/11):  Veterans' Day Holiday - No School!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish the yellow note-taking sheet for your BrainPOP famous historical figure (all three paragraph boxes).
2.  Look for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due by Wednesday, October 23rd.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 61.

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is
easy to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ
Due Date:  Friday, October 18th
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
Friday (10/25):  Quarter 1 Report Cards Distributed in Homeroom
  Monday (10/28) - Friday (11/1):  Red Ribbon Week
Thursday (10/31):  Happy Halloween!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's Classical Roots vocabulary test on Lessons 1 - 4.
2.  IXL Assignment #4 (Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2) is due tomorrow.
3.  Look for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due by Wednesday, October 23rd.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
No homework!  : )

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is
easy to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ
Due Date:  Friday, October 18th
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/17):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 1 - 4)
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout (10:17 a.m.)
Thursday (10/17):  IXL Assignment #4 Due
(Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2)
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

Dear Parents and Students:  Please remember that all Hauntington Breakfast ticket sales need to be turned in by Wednesday, October 16th (date change).  Also, please return all unsold tickets in an envelope with your name on it.  Thank you so much for your cooperation and support!!

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: page 9 in your green Wonder Valley packet (Point/Counterpoint) and the yellow Wonder Valley 1/2 sheet.
2.  You will have a Classical Roots vocabulary test on Lessons 1 - 4 this Thursday.
3.  IXL Assignment #4 (Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2) is due Thursday, October 17th.
4.  Begin looking for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due by Wednesday, October 23rd.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish today's classwork (ISN pages 55 & 56).

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is
easy to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ
Due Date:  Friday, October 18th
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
(Pumpkin Decorating)
Thursday (10/17):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 1 - 4)
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout (10:17 a.m.)
Thursday (10/17):  IXL Assignment #4 Due
(Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2)
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

Dear Parents and Students:  Please remember that all Hauntington Breakfast ticket sales need to be turned in by Wednesday, October 16th (date change).  Also, please return all unsold tickets in an envelope with your name on it.  Thank you so much for your cooperation and support!!

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 16 - 19 in your "Classical Roots" vocabulary packet and page 7 in your Wonder Valley packet ("Less Homework").  You will have a vocabulary test on Lessons 1 - 4 this Thursday.
2.  IXL Assignment #4 (Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2) is due Thursday, October 17th.
3.  Begin looking for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due by Wednesday, October 23rd.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish today's classwork (ISN page 54).

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is
easy to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ
Due Date:  Friday, October 18th
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
(Pumpkin Decorating)
Thursday (10/17):  Classical Roots Vocabulary Test (Lessons 1 - 4)
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout (10:17 a.m.)
Thursday (10/17):  IXL Assignment #4 Due
(Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2)
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 

Dear Parents and Students:  Please remember that all Hauntington Breakfast ticket sales need to be turned in by Monday, October 14th.  Also, please return all unsold tickets in an envelope with your name on it.  Thank you so much for your cooperation and support!!

 

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish classwork: pages 63 - 65 in your "Classical Roots" vocabulary packet.
2.  IXL Assignment #4 (Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2) is due Thursday, October 17th.
3.  Begin looking for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due by Wednesday, October 23rd.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish today's classwork (ISN page 46).
2.  Study for tomorrow's Lesson 6 Test (Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia).
3.  Complete Lesson 6 Game (Crack the Code) by tomorrow.

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is
easy to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ
Due Date:  Friday, October 18th
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (10/11):  Lesson 6 Social Studies Test
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
(Pumpkin Decorating)
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout (10:17 a.m.)
Thursday (10/17):  IXL Assignment #4 Due
(Skills: G.3, LL.1, J.2, CC.2)
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's "Guts" literature test.
2.  Begin looking for your historical fiction book for November's book report.  Your book approval form is due by Wednesday, October 23rd.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish today's classwork (ISN page 45 and page 10 in your gold "Babylonia" packet).
2.  You will have a Lesson 6 Test (Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia) on Friday.
3.  Complete Lesson 6 Game (Crack the Code) by Friday.

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is
easy to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ
Due Date:  Friday, October 18th
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/10):  "Guts" Literature Test
Friday (10/11):  Lesson 6 Social Studies Test
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
(Pumpkin Decorating)
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout (10:17 a.m.)
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast
Wednesday (10/23):  Historical Fiction Book Approval Form Due
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  Finish today's classwork ("Guts" pages 7, 10, and 12).
2.  You will have a "Guts" literature test on Thursday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish today's classwork (ISN page 44 and "The Babylonians" worksheet).
2.  You will have a Lesson 6 Test (Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia) on Friday.
3.  Complete Lesson 6 Game (Crack the Code) by Friday.

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is
easy to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ
Due Date:  Friday, October 18th
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (10/10):  "Guts" Literature Test
Friday (10/11):  Lesson 6 Social Studies Test
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout (10:17 a.m.)
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

HOMEWORK

English:
1.  IXL Assignment #3 (Skills: E.2, X.2, A.1, CC.1) is due tomorrow.
2.  You will have a "Guts" literature test on Thursday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish classwork (ISN pages 42 and 43).
2.  You will have a Lesson 6 Test (Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia) on Friday.
3.  Complete Lesson 6 Game (Crack the Code) by Friday.

 

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading quality books at reasonable prices is easy
to do with Scholastic Reading Club!
Place your order online at:
scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Code:  J8YVQ  
Due date: Friday, October 18th
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (10/8):  IXL Assignment #3 Due
(Skills: E.2, X.2, A.1, CC.1)
Thursday (10/10):  "Guts" Literature Test
Friday (10/11):  Lesson 6 Social Studies Test
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout (10:17 a.m.)
Friday (10/18):  Scholastic Book Orders Due (Optional)
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish your "sandwich" book report.  The rough draft and final draft are due Friday.  Remember that your rough draft needs to show RED proofreading and editing marks and that all "sandwich" pieces need to be cut out.  You will punch holes and assemble the "sandwich book" in class tomorrow.
 
Social Studies:
No homework! : )
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/27):  Sandwich Book Report Due (Rough and Final Drafts)
Friday (9/27):  Wonder Valley Assembly (HMS Auditorium - 12:30 p.m.)
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete page 6 in your pink "Guts" literature packet (THINK Questions #1 and #2).
2.  Work on your "sandwich" book report.  The rough draft and final draft are due Friday.  Remember that your rough draft needs to show RED proofreading and editing marks.
3.  OPTIONAL:  Bring earbuds or earphones to class tomorrow.  If you don't have a pair, we have headphones in the classroom that you can borrow.  
 
Social Studies:
1.  Lesson Game (Information Excavation) for Lesson 5 (Ancient Sumer) is due tomorrow.
2.  Study for tomorrow's test on Lesson 5 (Ancient Sumer).
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/26):  Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Friday (9/27):  Sandwich Book Report Due (Rough and Final Drafts)
Friday (9/27):  Wonder Valley Assembly (HMS Auditorium - 12:30 p.m.)
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
Wednesday (10/16):  Noontime Fun - PTA Sponsored
Thursday (10/17):  Great California Shakeout
Friday (10/18):  ASB Spirit Assembly
Saturday (10/19):  Hauntington Breakfast
 
 
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete page 3 in your pink "Guts" literature packet (Frayer vocabulary: confluence and sheepishly).
2.  Work on your "sandwich" book report.  The rough draft and final draft are due Friday.  Remember that your rough draft needs to show RED proofreading and editing marks.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish ISN page 35 that you started in class (Government and Religion).
2.  Complete ISN page 36 (The Arts and Technology).
3.  Lesson Game (Information Excavation) for Lesson 5 (Ancient Sumer) is due Thursday.
4.  You will have a test on Lesson 5 (Ancient Sumer) on Thursday.
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/25):  Make Up Picture Day * DATE CHANGE
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun! (Outdoor Games)
Thursday (9/26):  Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Friday (9/27):  Sandwich Book Report Due (Rough and Final Drafts)
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete page 2 in your pink "Guts" literature packet (Frayer vocabulary: catastrophic and expression).
2.  Work on your "sandwich" book report.  The rough draft and final draft are due Friday.  Remember that your rough draft needs to show RED proofreading and editing marks.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish ISN pages 33 - 34 that you started in class (Stable Food Supply and Government).
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/25):  Make Up Picture Day * DATE CHANGE
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun! (Outdoor Games)
Thursday (9/26):  Lesson 5 Social Studies Test
Friday (9/27):  Sandwich Book Report Due (Rough and Final Drafts)
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Work on your "sandwich" book report.  The rough draft and final draft are due Friday, September 27th.  You will receive the materials for the final draft tomorrow.  Remember that your rough draft needs to show RED proofreading and editing marks.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Study for tomorrow's Lesson 4 test (The Rise of Sumerian City-States).
2.  Complete the Lesson Game for Lesson 4 (Matrix of Knowledge) by tomorrow.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (9/20):  Lesson 4 Social Studies Test
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun! (Outdoor Games)
Friday (9/27):  Sandwich Book Report Due (Rough and Final Drafts)
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's Hatchet test.  Bring your green literature packet to class as you will turn it in tomorrow.
2.  Work on your "sandwich" book report.  The rough draft and final draft are due Friday, September 27th.  You will receive the materials for the final draft on Friday, September 20th.  Remember that your rough draft needs to show RED proofreading and editing marks.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your "Paleolithic/Neolithic Token" project is due tomorrow.  Remember to refer to the pink grading rubric to ensure you have completed all requirements.
2.  Complete the Lesson Game for Lesson 4 (Matrix of Knowledge) by Friday.
3.  You will have a test on Lesson 4, The Rise of Sumerian City-States, this Friday.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/19):  Paleolithic/Neolithic Token Project Due
Thursday (9/19):  Hatchet Literature Test
Friday (9/20):  Lesson 4 Social Studies Test
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun! (Outdoor Games)
Friday (9/27):  Sandwich Book Report Due (Rough and Final Drafts)
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete "Think" Questions #4 and #5 in your green Hatchet packet (page 8).
2.  Finish your Newbery book for September's book report.  Remember to bring your book with you to class tomorrow.
3.  You will have a literature test on Hatchet this Thursday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Your "Paleolithic/Neolithic Token" project is due Thursday.  Remember to refer to the pink grading rubric to ensure you have completed all requirements.
2.  Complete the Lesson Game for Lesson 4 (Matrix of Knowledge) by Friday.
3.  You will have a test on Lesson 4, The Rise of Sumerian City-States, this Friday.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Thursday (9/19):  Paleolithic/Neolithic Token Project Due
Thursday (9/19):  Hatchet Literature Test
Friday (9/20):  Lesson 4 Social Studies Test
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun! 
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish the "Sentence Fragment" grammar worksheet that we started in class.
2.  Complete "Think" Questions #2 and #3 in your green Hatchet packet (pages 7 and 8).
3.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor 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!  Also, please bring your book with you to class on Wednesday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete pages 26 and 27 in your ISN (Lesson 4, Sections 4 and 5).  Be sure to review the yellow sample page I gave you!
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Thursday (9/19):  Hatchet Literature Test
Friday (9/20):  Lesson 4 Social Studies Test
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun! 
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
Friday (10/11):  Quarter 1 Ends (Minimum Day)
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete pages 41 - 45 in your Common Core workbook. 
2.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor 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!
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete pages 24 and 25 in your ISN (Lesson 4, Sections 1, 2, and 3).  Be sure to review the yellow sample page I gave you for page 24!
 
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor 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!
 
Social Studies:
No homework! : )
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete pages 12 and 13 (Point of View) in your green Hatchet packet.
2.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor 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!
3.  IXL Assignment #2 (Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1) is due tomorrow.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete the Lesson 3 Game "Charting the Course" by tomorrow as preparation for your test.
2.  Study for tomorrow's Lesson 3 (From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers) test.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/11):  Lesson 3 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (9/11):  IXL Assignment #2 Due
(Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1)
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish "Frayer" vocabulary (asset, extensive, amphibious) in your green Hatchet packet (pages 3 and 4).
2.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor 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!
3.  IXL Assignment #2 (Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1) is due Wednesday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  If you didn't finish it in class, complete page 22 in your ISN (Lesson 3, Section 6). 
2.  Your Early Hominin "Superhero" poster final draft is due tomorrow.  Remember to be specific when describing their capabilities.  (Do not write: "They used fire," as this does not explain how this action helped them survive.  Instead, write "They used fire for warmth, cooking, and to keep predators away.").  Check the grading rubric that I gave you to make sure you included all required parts.
3.  You will have a Lesson 3 (From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers) test on Wednesday.
4.  Complete the Lesson Game "Charting the Course" by Wednesday.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (9/10):  Early Hominin Poster Due (Final Draft)
Wednesday (9/11):  Lesson 3 Social Studies Test
Wednesday (9/11):  IXL Assignment #2 Due
(Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1)
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor 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!
2.  IXL Assignment #2 (Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1) is due Wednesday, September 11th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete pages 20 and 21 in your ISN (Lesson 3, Sections 4 and 5). 
2.  Your Early Hominin "Superhero" poster final draft is due on Tuesday, September 10th.  Remember to be specific when describing their capabilities.  (Do not write: "They used fire," as this does not explain how this action helped them survive.  Instead, write "They used fire for warmth, cooking, and to keep predators away.")
 
 
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):  Early Hominin Poster Due (Final Draft)
Wednesday (9/11):  IXL Assignment #2 Due
(Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1)
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
Tuesday (9/24):  Make Up Picture Day
Wednesday (9/25):  Noontime Fun!
Monday (9/30) - Friday (10/4):  WONDER VALLEY
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Study for tomorrow's test on "Stray."
2.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.  Remember to "STOP and JOT" along the way!
3.  IXL Assignment #2 (Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1) is due Wednesday, September 11th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete pages 18 and 19 in your ISN (Lesson 3, Sections 2 and 3). 
2.  Your Early Hominin "Superhero" poster rough draft is due tomorrow.  Remember to be specific when describing their capabilities.  (Do not write: "They used fire," as this does not explain how this action helped them survive.  Instead, write "They used fire for warmth, cooking, and to keep predators away.")
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (9/5):  Literature Test on "Stray"
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):  Early Hominin Poster Due (Final Draft)
Wednesday (9/11):  IXL Assignment #2 Due
(Skills: T.1, T.2, M.1, and KK.1)
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete pages 3 and 4 in your blue "PLOT" packet.
2.  Read your Newbery Medal or Honor book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be approved by TOMORROW.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.  Remember to "STOP and JOT" along the way!
3.  You will have a test on the short story "Stray" this Thursday.
4.  Be sure to bring a composition book to class tomorrow.  This item was on the supply list you received on the first day of school. 
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete the bottom part of page 17 in your ISN (Lesson 3, Section 1).  Each response should be a minimum of three (3) sentences to effectively answer the question.
 
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (9/4):  Newbery Book Report Approval Form Due
Thursday (9/5):  Literature Test on "Stray"
Friday (9/6):  Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
Friday (9/6):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: Star Wars)
Wednesday (9/18):  Your Newbery book must be read by this date.
(Please bring your book to school as you will
begin the book report assignment in class).
 

 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete "Parent and Student Homework" by subscribing to my webpage (pink sheet).  Signed form is due tomorrow.
2.  Start looking for (or read) your Newbery Medal or Honor book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be approved by Wednesday, September 4th.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Spend 20 minutes working on your Super Hominin project (yellow packet).  
 
Reminders
Please give your parents the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom on Monday.
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
Friday (8/30):  Parent and Student Homework Due (signed form)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Wednesday (9/4):  Newbery Book Report Approval Form 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)
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish pages 7 and 8 in your Stray literature packet (connotation, denotation).
2.  Complete "Parent and Student Homework" by subscribing to my webpage (pink sheet).  Signed form is due Friday.
3.  Start looking for your Newbery Medal or Honor book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be approved by Wednesday, September 4th.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  History Alive! online Lesson Games for Lessons 1 and 2 are due tomorrow.
2.  Study for tomorrow's test on Lesson 1 (Investigating the Past) and Lesson 2 (Early Hominins).  Remember to refer to the yellow "How Do I Successfully Prepare for a Social Studies Test?" paper to assist you.
 
Reminders
Please give your parents the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom on Monday.
Completed and signed forms are due Friday, August 30th.
 
Upcoming Dates
Thursday (8/29):  Social Studies Test on Lesson 1 (Investigating the Past) and Lesson 2 (Early Hominins)
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
Friday (8/30):  Parent and Student Homework Due (signed form)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Wednesday (9/4):  Newbery Book Report Approval Form 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)
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish page 5 in your Stray literature packet which we started in class today.
2.  IXL Assignment #1 (Skills: KK.2, X.1, X.5, JJ.1) is due tomorrow.
3.  Start looking for your Newbery Medal or Honor book for September's book report.  Your book needs to be approved by Wednesday, September 4th.  Your book needs to be read by Wednesday, September 18th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 15.  Remember, your response to question #4 should we written with a minimum of four (4) sentences.  Underline the key words listed in the prompt.
2.  History Alive! online Lesson Games for Lessons 1 and 2 are due Thursday.
3.  You will have a test on Lesson 1 (Investigating the Past) and Lesson 2 (Early Hominins) on Thursday.
 
Reminders
Please give your parents the Hauntington Breakfast
permission slip that you received in Homeroom yesterday.
Completed and signed forms are due Friday, August 30th.
Parents and Students: Please subscribe to my
teacher web page at www.hehms.us!  Thank you!
 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday (8/28):  IXL Assignment #1 Due (Skills: KK.2, X.1, X.5, JJ.1)
Thursday (8/29):  Social Studies Test on Lesson 1 (Investigating the Past) and Lesson 2 (Early Hominins)
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (8/30):  Hauntington Breakfast Permission Slips Due
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Friday (9/6):  Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
Friday (9/6):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  IXL parent letter with signature is due tomorrow.
2.  IXL Assignment #1 (Skills: KK.2, X.1, X.5, JJ.1) is due by Wednesday, August 28th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 14.  Your response to question #4 should we written with a minimum of four (4) sentences.  Underline the key words listed in the prompt.
 
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.
Parents and Students: Please subscribe to my
teacher web page at www.hehms.us!  Thank you!
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (8/27):  "IXL Parent Letter" Signed Slip Due
Wednesday (8/29):  IXL Assignment #1 Due (Skills: KK.2, X.1, X.5, JJ.1)
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Friday (8/30):  Hauntington Breakfast Permission Slips Due
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Friday (9/6):  Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
Friday (9/6):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Give parents pink "Course Outline" packet.  Signed slip is due by Friday, August 23rd.
2.  Give parents IXL Parent Letter.  Signed slip is due by Tuesday, August 27th.
3.  IXL Assignment #1 (Skills: KK.2, X.1, X.5, JJ.1) is due by Wednesday, August 28th.
 
Social Studies:
1.  No homework! : )
 
Reminders
Parents and Students: Please subscribe to my
teacher web page at www.hehms.us!  Thank you!
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell.  Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Thank you to all those who donated Kleenex and Lysol wipes!
It is very much appreciated!
 
Upcoming Dates
Friday (8/23):  "Course Outline" Signed Slip Due
Tuesday (8/27):  "IXL Parent Letter" Signed Slip Due
Wednesday (8/29):  IXL Assignment #1 Due (Skills: KK.2, X.1, X.5, JJ.1)
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
Friday (9/6):  Wonder Valley Registration and Roommate Selection Due
Friday (9/6):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
(Location: Huntington Cafeteria ~ Theme: TBD)
 
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish page 2 in your "Stray" literature packet (complications and protagonist sections).
2.  All required school supplies are due tomorrow.  Please be sure you have separate subject dividers in your binder for English and Social Studies.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish the "Trash Bag Archaeology" chart (page 5 in your yellow packet).
 
Reminders
Parents and Students: Please subscribe to my
teacher web page at www.hehms.us!  Thank you!
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell.  Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Please begin gathering school supplies.
You should have all supplies by tomorrow!
Thank you to all those who donated Kleenex and Lysol wipes!
It is very much appreciated!
 
Upcoming Dates
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!
Friday (9/6):  6th Grade Dance (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish "Dear Mrs. Brunner" letter.  Due tomorrow.
2.  All required school supplies are due by Wednesday.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Complete ISN page 6 (please refer to the lime green directions sheet to help you).  Reread pages 5 - 7 in your text packet to help you recall information.
 
Reminders
Picture Day is tomorrow!!
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell.  Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Please begin gathering school supplies.
You should have all supplies by Wednesday, August 21st.
 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday (8/20):  Picture Day (During PE Classes)
Wednesday (8/21):  Noontime Fun! 
Thursday (8/29):  Back-to-School Night (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
* Parents Only
Friday (8/30):  Minimum Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!
 
 

Due:

Assignment

 
 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Finish "Emoji" rough draft.  Remember to refer to pink directions half-sheet.
 
Social Studies:
1.  Finish green "Archaeology Treasure Hunt" packet that you began today in class.
 
Reminders
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell.  Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Please begin gathering school supplies.
You should have all supplies by Wednesday, August 21st.
 
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)
Monday (9/2):  Labor Day - No School!

Due:

Assignment

 
 
Dear Parents and Students,
 
Welcome to HMS!  What a great start we've had!  Although students were attentive listeners, your child may come home feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information given to him/her today.  Please reassure your student that teachers will review procedures repeatedly over the next few weeks.  Encourage them to ask questions and seek help when needed.  My goal is for all students to feel safe and comfortable in their new learning environment.  I am already impressed with this group of 6th graders, and I know it will be a rewarding, positive, and successful year for all!
 
HOMEWORK
 
English:
1.  Complete "Guess Who?" pink worksheet.  It is due tomorrow.
2.  Begin gathering school supplies.  Please have all needed supplies by Wednesday, August 21st.  Thank you!
 
Social Studies:
No homework!
 
Reminders
Please remember that students are not allowed in school hallways
prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell.  Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Please begin gathering school supplies.
You should have all supplies by Wednesday, August 21st.
 
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)