Week of December 11, 2017

Weekly Reminders:
These are a few reminders concerning homework and classwork:      
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

F. Friday, 12/15 is a 12:00 dismissal. There is no Afterschool Program.


HOMEWORK: For the Week of December 11,2017: Grades 6,7,8

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

For Unit 2, the 6th grade is reading The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Please read up to page 49 by Friday, 12/15. Highlighting important facts, characters, and vocabulary.

If you haven’t completed the lessons on Front Row, please do so before Wednesday,12/13.

Homework for this week in My Perspectives (Pearson Realize) will be assigned during class, including Selection Tests.
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Grade 7 Lesson Plans
ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

For Unit 2, the 7th grade is reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Please read up to page 50. Highlighting important facts, characters, and vocabulary.

If you haven’t completed the lessons on Front Row, please do so before Wednesday,12/13.

Homework for this week in My Perspectives (Pearson Realize) will be assigned during class, including Selection Tests.
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Grade 8 Lesson Plans

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

For Unit 2, the 8th grade is reading The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. Please read Chapters 1-10. Highlighting important facts, characters, and vocabulary.

If you haven’t completed the lessons on Front Row, please do so before Wednesday,12/13.

Homework for this week in My Perspectives (Pearson Realize) will be assigned during class, including Selection Tests.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 6 A Growing America- 1850-1914 – Chapter 18: Americans Move West

Monday 12/11- Study all notes for Chapter 18- America Moves West- Test on Wednesday, 12/13.

Tuesday 12/12- Study for the test tomorrow and be ready to present your Native American Project tomorrow.

Vocabulary for the Week: No new vocabulary

                               
                               Have a great week!



                                 

Week of December 4, 2017

Weekly Reminders:
These are a few reminders concerning homework and classwork:      
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

F. NYS DOH Immunization Inspection 
IMPORTANT 
Mr. Woods was notified on Friday that OLQM will undergo an audit of ALL students’ immunization records before December 15th - no exact date was set.
This same audit happened approximately 
15 years ago.
If students did not have immunizations up to date a letter was sent home by the NYSDOH informing the parent that their child 
COULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL until the records were updated.  
Alba and Mr. Guzman will be calling parents this week and it must be addressed immediately -
this is not a manana moment!   
This is beyond the school's control! 


HOMEWORK: For the Week of December 4, 2017: Grades 6,7, and 8

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

For Unit 2, the 6th grade is reading The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Please read to page 49. Highlighting important facts, characters, and vocabulary.

Please work on Front Row a couple of times a week. I have picked out lessons for you to work on. If you need more lessons, please see me.

Homework for this week in My Perspectives (Pearson Realize) will be assigned during class. There will be 2 Selection Quizzes on Wednesday.
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Grade 7 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

For Unit 2, the 7th grade is reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Please read to page 50. Highlighting important facts, characters, and vocabulary.

Please work on Front Row a couple of times a week. I have picked out lessons for you to work on. If you need more lessons, please see me.

Homework for this week in My Perspectives (Pearson Realize) will be assigned during class.
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Grade 8 Lesson Plans

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

For Unit 2, the 8th grade is reading The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. Please read Chapters 1-10. Highlighting important facts, characters, and vocabulary.

Please work on Front Row a couple of times a week. I have picked out lessons for you to work on. If you need more lessons, please see me.

Homework for this week in My Perspectives (Pearson Realize) will be assigned during class.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 6 A Growing America- 1850-1914 – Chapter 18: Americans Move West

Monday 12/4- Study all notes for Chapter 18- America Moves West

Tuesday 12/5- On page 607, answer questions 1-3.  Write the questions out, with the letter and answer. Answer questions 5, 6, 7 (a, b, c) on pages 607 and 608.Restate the question in the answer and make sure you have a full heading, including Social Studies, your number, and the page number on your looseleaf. Due Friday,12/8.

Vocabulary for the Week: No new vocabulary

Remember your Native American Projects are due next week, Wednesday, 12/13. I opened an assignment in Google Classroom.

There will be a quiz on Chapter 18 next week.
                               
                               Have a great week!



                                 

Week of November 27, 2017

Lesson Plans for Grade 6
Weekly Reminders:
These are a few reminders concerning homework and classwork:      
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

F. Monday, November 27, 2017- 12:00 Dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting

G. December calendars will be distributed on Monday.


HOMEWORK: For the Week of November 27, 2017: Grades 6,7, and 8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6
There will be a Unit 1 Test next week. All vocabulary words and notes should be studied. There will also be a Performance Assessment for Unit 1. It will be explained this week in class. Small Group Projects will be presented on Wednesday. Please send your project to Google Classroom. I opened an assignment for it.


For Unit 2, the 6th grade will be reading The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Dover Publications, 3/24/2000. Please start reading the book as soon as you get it (at least 30 minutes every day).

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 7

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7
There will be a Unit 1 Test next week. All vocabulary words and notes should be studied. There will also be a Performance Assessment for Unit 1. It will be explained this week in class.

For Unit 2, the 7th grade will be reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Puffin Classics. Please start reading the book as soon as you get it (at least 30 minutes every day).

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:
There will be a Unit 1 Test next week. All vocabulary words and notes should be studied. There will also be a Performance Assessment for Unit 1. It will be explained this week in class. Small Group Projects will be presented on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please send your project to Google Classroom. I opened an assignment for it.


For Unit 2, the 8th grade will be reading The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen, Puffin Books, 2004. Please start reading the book as soon as you get it (at least 30 minutes every day).

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 6 A Growing America- 1850-1914 – Chapter 18: Americans Move West

Monday 11/27- Write new vocabulary words and their definitions in your vocabulary notebook, or in the section of your notebook where you keep your vocabulary words. Due Wednesday, 11/29

Tuesday 11/28- Read pages 600-605. On page 605, answer questions 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b. Restate the question in the answer and make sure you have a full heading, including Social Studies, your number, and the page number on your looseleaf. Due Friday,12/1.

Vocabulary for the Week:
facilitate (602), Homestead Act (600), Morrill Act (600), Exodusters (601), sodbusters (601), dry farming (601), Annie Bidwell (602), National Grange (603), deflation (604), William Jennings Bryan (604), Populist Party (604)
                               
                               Have a great week!



                                 

Week of November 20, 2017

Weekly Reminders:
These are a few reminders concerning homework and classwork:      
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

F. Report Cards will be distributed on Monday, 11/20 at 2:15 in the lunchroom. Honor Awards will also be distributed. All parents are invited!

G. Canned Food Drive- last day to send in cans is Monday, 11/20. Thank you to all students and parents that contributed cans for the St. Patrick Home’s Outreach Program for the poor.

H. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next Tuesday, 11/21 from 2:00-8:00. If you need to speak to any of the teachers concerning your child, please feel free to come during those hours. Also, please bring the Report Card with you.

I. Please check the blog daily for updated homework assignments or notifications.


HOMEWORK: For the Week of November 20, 2017: Grades 6,7, and 8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6
There will be a Unit 1 Test next week. All vocabulary words and notes should be studied. There will also be a Performance Assessment for Unit 1. It will be explained this week in class.

For Unit 2, the 6th grade will be reading The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Dover Publications, 3/24/2000. You can purchase the book yourself, or I can order for you. The cost of the book is $4.50. Money is due this Wednesday, 11/22. We will start reading the book next week sometime.

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 7

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7
There will be a Unit 1 Test next week. All vocabulary words and notes should be studied. There will also be a Performance Assessment for Unit 1. It will be explained this week in class.

For Unit 2, the 7th grade will be reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Puffin Classics. You can purchase the book yourself, or I can order for you. The cost of the book is $8.50. Money is due this Wednesday, 11/22. We will start reading the book next week sometime.

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.
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 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:
There will be a Unit 1 Test next week. All vocabulary words and notes should be studied. There will also be a Performance Assessment for Unit 1. It will be explained this week in class.

For Unit 2, the 8th grade will be reading The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen, Puffin Books, 2004. You can purchase the book yourself, or I can order for you. The cost of the book is $8.50. Money is due this Wednesday, 11/22 if you would like me to order for you. We will start reading the book next week sometime.

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

No homework this week!
                                

                            Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Week of November 13, 2017

Weekly Reminders:
These are a few reminders concerning homework and classwork:      
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

F. Mickey & Minnie Mouse Birthday Celebration-Friday November 17, 2017. Students may dress up as Mickey or Minnie Mouse for the day. There will be a costume contest at 2:00 PM for Grades 1-8 in the lunchroom. Parents are welcome to attend.

G. Canned Food Drive- Please send in as many canned foods as possible this week. Our school is collecting cans for the outreach program of St. Patrick’s Nursing Home in the Bronx. Cans will only be collected until Tuesday, 11/21.

H. Report Cards will be distributed next Monday, 11/20. There will be an Assembly at 2:15 in the lunchroom. Father Antonio will distribute Report Cards and Honor Certificates. Parents are welcome to attend.

I. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next Tuesday, 11/21 from 2:00-8:00. If you need to speak to any of the teachers concerning your child, please feel free to come during those hours. Also, please bring the Report Card with you.

J. Please check the blog daily for updated homework assignments or notifications.

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!

HOMEWORK: For the Week of November 13, 2017: Grades 6,7,8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1- Small Group Learning.

Performance Task: We will be working on the performance task in school this week. All narratives are due by tomorrow, Monday, November 13. They may be typed or handwritten (must be neat and no crossing out). Please follow the directions in your My Perspectives Textbook.

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 7

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1- Small Group Learning.

Performance Task: We will be working on the performance task in school this week. All narratives will be due Wednesday, 11/15. They may be typed or handwritten (must be neat and no crossing out). Please follow the directions in your My Perspectives Textbook.

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 8

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Unit 1- Small Group Learning.

Performance Task: We will be working on the performance task in school this week. All narratives are due by tomorrow, Monday, November 13. They may be typed or handwritten (must be neat and no crossing out). Please follow the directions in your My Perspectives Textbook.

Homework for this week will be assigned during class.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 6 A Growing America- 1850-1914 – Chapter 18: Americans Move West

Monday 11/13- Write new vocabulary words and their definitions in your vocabulary notebook, or in the section of your notebook where you keep your vocabulary words. Due Wednesday, 11/15

Tuesday 11/4- Read pages 593-599. On page 598, answer questions 1a, 2a, 3a, 3b. Restate the question in the answer and make sure you have a full heading, including Social Studies, your number, and the page number on your looseleaf. Due Thursday,11/16.

Vocabulary for the Week:
ambush (595), negotiate (593), Treaty of Fort Laramie (594), reservations (595), Crazy Horse (595), Treaty of Medicine Lodge (595), buffalo soldiers (596), George Armstrong Custer (596), Sitting Bull (596), Battle of Little Bighorn (596), Massacre at Wounded Knee (597), Long Walk (597), Geronimo (597), Ghost Dance (598), Sarah Winnemucca (598), Dawes General Allotment Act (598)

                                

                                Have a great week!

Week of November 6, 2017

Weekly Reminders:
These are a few reminders concerning homework and classwork:      
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

F. Individual Picture Day tomorrow, November 7. Money is due today, Monday, to Mrs. Resto. If your child is having his/her picture taken, they can dress up (no jeans or sneakers) or wear uniforms. All students not taking pictures should be in Gym Uniforms.

G. No school on Friday, November 10 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

H. Please check the blog daily for updated homework assignments or notifications.

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!

HOMEWORK: For the Week of November 6, 2017: Grades 6,7,8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning.

Performance Task: We will be working on the performance task in school this week. All narratives are due on Monday, November 13. They may be typed or handwritten (must be neat and no crossing out). Please follow the directions in your My Perspectives Textbook.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 7

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning.

Performance Task: We will be working on the performance task in school this week. All narratives are due on Monday, November 13. They may be typed or handwritten (must be neat and no crossing out). Please follow the directions in your My Perspectives Textbook.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 8

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning.

Performance Task: We will be working on the performance task in school this week. All narratives are due on Monday, November 13. They may be typed or handwritten (must be neat and no crossing out). Please follow the directions in your My Perspectives Textbook.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 6 A Growing America- 1850-1914 – Chapter 18: Americans Move West

Monday 11/6- Write new vocabulary words and their definitions in your vocabulary notebook, or in the section of your notebook where you keep your vocabulary words. Due Wednesday, 11/8

Tuesday 11/7 Read pages 582-592. On page 592, answer questions 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b. Restate the question in the answer and make sure you have a full heading, including Social Studies, your number, and the page number on your looseleaf. Due Monday,11/13.

Vocabulary for the Week:
frontier (586), Comstock Lode (587), boomtowns (588), establish (588), Cattle Kingdom (589), cattle drive (589), Chisholm Trail (589), Pony Express (590), Transcontinental Railroad (590)
                                

                                Have a great week!