Week of October 14, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. Picture envelopes were distributed last week if you are interested in having your child’s picture taken. The pictures will be taken this Friday, October 18. If you want your child to take a picture, please return the envelope with the money in it to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office by Weds. October 16.

C. Make sure to read Mr. Woods's blog for other important information.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  NO PENCIL!

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). There will be points deducted for every day your assignment is late. After the 2nd day, the assignment will not be accepted.

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

E. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!  


HOMEWORK: For the Week of October 14,2019: Grades 6,7,8

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

You have Common Lit which is due on Friday.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1 Early Humankind/ Chapter 2: The World’s Early People

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new vocabulary this week. We will start the vocabulary for Chapter 2 next week.

Friday,10/11: Please copy the notes for Chapter 2- Due Monday, October 21.

Lesson Plans for Grade 8 ELA and Social Studies

Chapter 2 Notes


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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.
You have Common Lit which is due on Friday.


Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1 Our Colonial Heritage (Beginnings-1783)/ Chapter 2: New Empires in the Americas (1400-1750)

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new vocabulary this week. We will start the vocabulary for Chapter 2 next week.

Monday,10/14: Please copy the notes for Chapter 2- Due Tuesday, October 21.

Lesson Plans for Grade 7 ELA and Social Studies

Chapter 2 Notes
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

You have Common Lit which is due on Friday.


Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 1 The Nation Breaks Apart (1865-1877)/ Chapter 17: Reconstruction

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new vocabulary this week. We will start the vocabulary for Chapter 17 next week.

Monday,10/14: Please copy the notes for Chapter 17- Due Tuesday, October 21.

Lesson Plans for Grade 8 ELA and Social Studies

Chapter 17 Notes

                          
                            Have a wonderful week!

Week of October 7, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. Picture envelopes will be distributed today (check your child’s folder) if you are interested in having your child’s picture taken. The pictures will be taken on Friday, October 18. If you want your child to take a picture, please return the envelope with the money in it to Mrs. Resto in the tuition office by Weds. October 16. Please check your child’s homeroom folder for it.

C. Tuesday, October 8 is Class Picture Day. All students are to be in full dress uniform (gym uniforms must be brought to school in a bag).

D. Monday, October 14 No school due to Columbus Day
   Tuesday, October 15 No school due to teachers’ professional development

D. Make sure to read Mr. Woods's blog for other important information.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  NO PENCIL!

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). There will be points deducted for every day your assignment is late. After the 2nd day, the assignment will not be accepted.

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

E. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!  


HOMEWORK: For the Week of October 7,2019: Grades 6,7,8

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1 Early Humankind/ Chapter 1: The World’s Early People

Monday,10/7: Study for Chapter 1 Test tomorrow

Hispanic Heritage Project - The information is posted in Google Classroom. The presentation is due on Monday, October 7-TODAY

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new vocabulary this week. Study the notes for Chapter 1.

Grade 6 Lesson Plans for ELA and Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1 Our Colonial Heritage (Beginnings-1783)/ Chapter 1: The World Before the Opening of the Atlantic (Beginnings-1500)

Monday,10/7: Study for Chapter 1 Test tomorrow

Hispanic Heritage Project - The information is posted in Google Classroom. The presentation is due on Monday, October 7-TODAY

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new vocabulary this week. Study the notes for Chapter 1.

Grade 7 Lesson Plans for ELA and Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 1 The Nation Breaks Apart (1861-1877)/ Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday,10/7: Study for Chapter 1 Test tomorrow

Hispanic Heritage Project - The information is posted in Google Classroom. The presentation is due on Monday, October 7-TODAY

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new vocabulary this week. Study the notes for Chapter 1.
                          
                          Have a wonderful week!

Week of September 30, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. October Calendars will be distributed today. Please check your child’s homeroom folder for it.

C. Friday, 10/4 Mass@9:00AM for St. Francis of Assisi. Animals will be blessed during the Mass. Students may bring their pets to school to be blessed. Animals such as cats and dogs not in a cage must be brought to the church and taken home by a parent/relative.

C. There will be a 12:00 dismissal on Friday, 10/4 due to a Faculty Meeting. The ASP will be in session.

D. Make sure to read Mr. Woods blog for other important information.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  NO PENCIL!

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). There will be points deducted for every day your assignment is late. After the 2nd day, the assignment will not be accepted.

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

E. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!  


HOMEWORK: For the Week of September 30,2019: Grades 6,7,8

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1 Early Humankind/ Chapter 1: The World’s Early People

Monday,9/30: Chapter 1 Review- Answer questions 1-14 answers only on loose-leaf. Please put the page number and question numbers after your heading on the loose-leaf. Due on Wednesday, 10/2

Wednesday,10/2: Complete page 8 and 9 in your Homework and Practice Book on loose-leaf. Please put the page number and question numbers after your heading on the loose-leaf. Write answers only- e.g. Lesson 1: 1-7, Lesson 2: 1-5, Lesson 3: 1-6. Due Friday, 10/4.

Hispanic Heritage Project - The information is posted in Google Classroom. The presentation is due on Monday, October 7.

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new vocabulary this week. Start studying the notes.

Test on Chapter 1 Tuesday, 10/8. Study only your notes.

Grade 6 Lesson Plans for ELA and Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1 Our Colonial Heritage (Beginnings-1783)/ Chapter 1: The World Before the Opening of the Atlantic (Beginnings-1500)

Monday,9/30: page 15 Answer questions 2b,2c,3a,3b,3c on loose-leaf. Due on Friday, 10/4. Please restate the question in your answer. Also, put the page and question numbers after your heading on the loose-leaf.

Hispanic Heritage Project - The information is posted in Google Classroom. The presentation is due on Monday, October 7.

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new words this week.

Test on Chapter 1 Tuesday, 10/8. Study only your notes.

Grade 7 Lesson Plans for ELA and Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 1 The Nation Breaks Apart (1861-1877)/ Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday,9/30: On page 525, answer questions 1b and 2b and on page 535, answer questions 1b, 4a, 4b on loose-leaf. Due on Friday, 10/4. Please restate the question in your answer. Also, put the page and question numbers after your heading on the loose-leaf.

Hispanic Heritage Project - The information is posted in Google Classroom. The presentation is due on Monday, October 7.

Vocabulary for the Week:
No new words this week.

Test on Chapter 1 Tuesday, 10/8. Study only your notes.

Grade 8 Lesson Plans for ELA and Social Studies
                          
                            Have a wonderful week!

Week of September 23, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. Please sign and return any papers that were sent home in your child’s folder. The vision paper only needs to be returned if you do not want your child’s vision tested. If you are interested in selling candy bars, they are available from Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.

C. There will be a 12:00 dismissal today due to a Faculty Meeting. The ASP will be in session.

D. Make sure to read Mr. Woods blog for other important information.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
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. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!  


HOMEWORK: For the Week of September 23,2019: Grades 6,7,8

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1 Early Humankind/ Chapter 1: The World’s Early People

Monday,9/23: Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB, Due Thursday, 9/26. The definitions can be found in the glossary or on the page listed next to the word listed below. Read pages 30-39 in your textbook.

Complete page 2 in your Homework and Practice Book on loose-leaf. Write each question and then the answer. There are eight questions in all. Due Friday, 9/27.

Chapter 1 notes will be due Monday,9/30.

Hispanic Heritage Month -begin to research the person you chose to present. The information is posted in Google Classroom. The project is due on Monday, October 7.

Vocabulary for the Week:
nomad (p.31), society (p.31), role (p.31), culture (p.31)

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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1 Our Colonial Heritage (Beginnings-1783)/ Chapter 1: The World Before the Opening of the Atlantic (Beginnings-1500)

Monday,9/23: Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB, Due Thursday, 9/26. The definitions can be found in the glossary or on the page listed next to the word listed below.  Read pages 22-29 in your textbook.

Chapter 1 notes are due today into your Social Studies class notebook. (Monday, September 23).

Hispanic Heritage Month -begin to research the person you chose to present. The information is posted in Google Classroom. The project is due on Monday, October 7.

Answer the following questions on loose-leaf: Due on Friday, 9/27.
Page 9 (text) Questions 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b

Vocabulary for the Week:
classical (p.23), Socrates (p.22), Plato (p.22), Aristotle (p.22) democracy (p.23), knights (p.24), Black Death (p.25), Michelangelo (p.26), Leonardo da Vinci (p.26), Johannes Gutenberg (p.27), joint-stock companies (p.27)

Grade 7 Lesson Plans for ELA and Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 1 The Nation Breaks Apart (1861-1877)/ Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday,9/23: Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB, Due Thursday, 9/26. The definitions can be found in the glossary or on the page listed next to the word listed below. Read pages 536-543 in your textbook.

Remember to copy the notes for Chapter 1 into your Social Studies class notebook. Notes are due tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24.

Hispanic Heritage Month -begin to research the person you chose to present. The information is posted in Google Classroom. The project is due on Monday, October 7.

Answer the following questions on loose-leaf: Due on Friday, 9/27.
Page 521 (text) Questions 1b, 2a, 2b

Vocabulary for the Week:
execute (p.540), Battle of Gettysburg (p.537), George Pickett (p.539), Pickett’s Charge (p.539), Gettysburg Address (p.540), Wilderness Campaign (p.540), William Tecumseh Sherman (p.541), total war (p.542), Appomattox Courthouse (p.542)


                            Have a wonderful week!

Week of September 16, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. All parent signature pages must be returned by today Monday,9/16. Please return them in the folder they came in.

C. MAP Testing begins this week. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday- Math
Wednesday- Reading
Thursday- Language Arts (Grammar)

D. Please send in all the supplies listed on the blog. The children cannot do their work without the necessary materials. If you are unsure of the supplies needed, please check the blogs of your child’s teachers. This is the second week of school, and there are still children without any supplies.

E. Next Monday, 9/23 there will be a 12:00 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting. The ASP will be in session.

F. Make sure to read Mr. Woods blog for other important information.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
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. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!  


HOMEWORK: For the Week of September 16,2019: Grades 6,7,8

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1 Early Humankind/ Chapter 1: The World’s Early People

Monday,9/16: Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB, Due Thursday, 9/19. The definitions can be found in the glossary or on the page listed next to the word listed below. Read pages 22-29 in your textbook.

Remember to copy the notes for Chapter 1 (click on the link below) into your Social Studies class notebook. Notes will be posted on Wednesday,9/18 and will be due Wednesday, 9/25.

Hispanic Heritage Month -begin to research the person you chose to present.

Vocabulary for the Week:
humankind (p.23), technology (p.23), adapt (p.24), environment (p.24), extinct (p.24), hunters and gatherers (p.25), consequence (p.25), longitude (p.28), latitude (p.28), prime meridian (p.28)

Social Studies Notes Chapter 1

Grade 6 Lesson Plans for ELA and Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1 Our Colonial Heritage (Beginnings-1783)/ Chapter 1: The World Before the Opening of the Atlantic (Beginnings-1500)

Monday,9/16: Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB, Due Thursday, 9/19. The definitions can be found in the glossary or on the page listed next to the word listed below.  Read pages 16-21 in your textbook.

Remember to copy the notes for Chapter 1 (click on the link below) into your Social Studies class notebook. Notes are due on Monday, September 23.

Hispanic Heritage Month -begin to research the person you chose to present.

Vocabulary for the Week:
profit (p.16), succession (p.16), Berbers (p.16), Mansa Musa (p.18) hajj (p.18), mosques (p.19), Askia the Great (p.19)

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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class. We will be taking a baseline assessment this week to find your Lexile level.

I will be assigning homework in class for ELA since we will be using Pearson, Voyages, Common Lit, and No Red Ink.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 1 The Nation Breaks Apart (1861-1877)/ Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday,9/16: Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB, Due Thursday, 9/19. The definitions can be found in the glossary or on the page listed next to the word listed below. Read pages 522-535 in your textbook.

Remember to copy the notes for Chapter 1 (click on the link below) into your Social Studies class notebook. Notes are due on Tuesday, September 24.

Hispanic Heritage Month - begin to research the person you chose to present.

Vocabulary for the Week:
campaign (p.522), maneuvers (p.522), Ulysses S. Grant (p.522), Battle of Shiloh (p.523), David Farragut (p.524), Siege of Vicksburg (p.524), abolitionist (p.529), emancipation (p.529), Emancipation Proclamation (p. 529), contrabands (p.531), 54th Massachusetts Infantry (p.531), Copperheads (p.532), habeas corpus (p.532), Clara Barton (p.534)


                            
                      Have a wonderful week!