Week of October 22, 2018

Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. Individual school pictures on November 6. Please return the envelope with the money to Mrs. Resto.

C. If you haven’t signed your child’s Progress Report, please do so and return by tomorrow.

D. We will be having a Halloween Party next Wednesday. The children will be able to wear costumes and bring in snacks to share with the class. They will also have to bring in a bag of candy to give out to the PreK and K. More information to follow on next week's blog.

E. Make sure to read Mr. Woods blog for other important information.
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted and no pencil).  

B. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of October 22,2018: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 1 The Land and Early People/ Chapter 2: Native Americans

Monday,10/22: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Wednesday, 10/24

Tuesday,10/23: Read pages 68-75 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the following questions. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/26

Questions:
1. What different ways was buffalo meat prepared?
2. How were the Central Plains Indians both farmers and hunters?
3. Why did people on the Great Plains have a nomadic way of life?
4. How were the governments of the Lakota and the Cheyenne different?
5. What was the purpose of a travois?

Vocabulary for the Week:
lodge, sod, scarce, tepee, travois, council, ceremony

*** Think of a tribe that you would like to research for your Native American project which is coming up in November.

Grade 5 Lesson Plans for Social Studies
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The 6th grade will be reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. The publisher is Disney Press and the publication date is 3/20/2007. The book with tax is $8.50. We will begin reading the book on Monday, October 29.

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6
This week we will continue to discuss memoirs and poetry. We will also be discussing personal and nonfiction narratives and continue to review types of nouns.

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

Tuesday 10/23- Rewrite your Personal Narrative on loose-leaf with the corrections that I made. Remember to use the characteristics of personal narratives that we listed in your notebook. Due on Friday, 10/26

Wednesday 10/24 Voyages Practice Book- page 13 #s 1-20 (odd numbers only). Please complete in your notebook with the date, name of the book and page, and the AimDue on Friday, 10/26.

Grade 6 Lesson Plans for ELA/Reading and Grammar
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The 7th and 8th grades will be reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The publisher is Back Bay Books and the publication date is 4/20/2004.
We will begin reading the book on Monday, October 29.


ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8
This week we will be discussing characters and point of view. We will also be discussing personal and nonfiction narratives and continue to review types of nouns.

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

Monday 10/22- Write a draft of your Personal Narrative. Use textbook for ideas and for samples of introductions and conclusions. Write it in your ELA NB. Due on Wednesday, 10/24.

Wednesday 10/17 Voyages Practice Book- page 10 #s 1-15 (odd numbers only). Please complete in your notebook with the date, name of the book and page, and the AimDue on Friday, 10/26.
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

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

Monday,10/22: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Wednesday, 10/24.

Tuesday,10/23: Read pages 52-57 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions listed below. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/26

Questions:
Page 57: Questions 1a,1b, 2a, 2b, 3a
           
Vocabulary for the Week:
inflation, Protestant Reformation, Protestants, Spanish Armada, Northwest Passage, Jacques Cartier, charter

*** Think of a tribe or person that you would like to research for your Native American project which is coming up in November.

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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5  The Nation Breaks Apart (1861-1877)/ Chapter 17: Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Monday,10/22: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Wednesday, 10/24

Tuesday,10/23: Read pages 564-571 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions listed below. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/26

Questions:
Page 557: Questions 1a, 2a, 3a, 3b, 4a
           
Vocabulary for the Week:
carpetbaggers, Hiram Revels, Ku Klux Klan, Compromise of 1877, poll tax, segregation, Jim Crow laws, Plessy vs. Ferguson, sharecropping

*** Think of a tribe or person that you would like to research for your Native American project which is coming up in November.
                                   

                                      Have a wonderful week!

Week of October 15, 2018

Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. Hispanic Heritage Presentations for Grades 3-8 on Wednesday @9:00AM. All parents are invited.

C. Thursday, October 18, Progress Reports will be sent home. Please sign the Progress Report and have your child return it on Friday, Oct. 19.

D. Make sure to read Mr. Woods blog for other important information.
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted and no pencil).  

B. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of October 15,2018: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 1 The Land and Early People/ Chapter 2: Native Americans

Tuesday,10/16: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Thursday, 10/18

Wednesday,10/17: Read pages 62-67 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the following questions. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/19

Questions:
1. How were men’s jobs and women’s jobs divided?
2. What was the Iroquois League?
3. What two purposes did wampum serve?
4. Why was living near the Atlantic Ocean important for the Algonquian peoples?
5. Who were Hiawatha and Deganawida? What did they do together?

Vocabulary for the Week:
division of labor, palisade, longhouse, wampum, confederation, Wigwam

*** There is an assignment posted in Google Classroom for anyone who scored below 70% on the test to improve their grade. The assignment is due on Monday, 10/22. This assignment is mandatory!

Grade 5 Lesson Plans for Social Studies
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The 6th grade will be reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. The publisher is Disney Press and the publication date is 3/20/2007.
The children can buy or order the book themselves or I can order it for them. The book with tax is $8.50. If you would like me to order the book for you, please have the money in buy Friday, 10/19. We will begin reading the book on Monday, October 29.

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6
This week we will continue to discuss memoirs and poetry. We will also be discussing personal and nonfiction narratives and continue to review types of nouns.

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

Tuesday 10/16- Write a draft of your personal narrative in your NB. Remember to use the characteristics of personal narratives that we listed in your notebook. Due on Thursday, 10/18

Wednesday 10/10 Voyages Practice Book- page 12 #s 1-22 (odd numbers only). Please complete in your notebook with the date, name of the book and page, and the AimDue on Friday, 10/19.

Grade 6 Lesson Plans for Reading/ELA and Grammar
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The 7th and 8th grades will be reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The publisher is Back Bay Books and the publication date is 4/20/2004.
The children can buy or order the book themselves or I can order it for them. The book with tax is $9.00 If you would like me to order the book for you, please have the money in buy Friday, 10/19. We will begin reading the book on Monday, October 29.

ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8
This week we will be discussing characters and point of view. We will also be discussing personal and nonfiction narratives and continue to review types of nouns.

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

Tuesday 10/16- Review new vocabulary listed in ELA notebook. Think of a title, setting(s), and characters for your Personal Narrative. Write in your ELA NB. Due on Thursday, 10/18

Wednesday 10/17 Voyages Practice Book- page 9 #s 1-17 (odd numbers only). Please complete in your notebook with the date, name of the book and page, and the AimDue on Friday, 10/19.

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 Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

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

Tuesday,10/16: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Thursday, 10/18

Wednesday,10/17: Read pages 46-51 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions listed below. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/19

Questions:
Page 51: Questions 1a and b, 2a, 3a
           
Vocabulary for the Week:
convert, haciendas, conquistadors, Herman Cortes, Moctezuma II, Francisco Pizarro, encomienda system, plantations, Bartolome de Las Casas

*** There is an assignment posted in Google Classroom for anyone who scored below 70% on the test to improve their grade. The assignment is due on Monday, 10/22. This assignment is mandatory!
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5  The Nation Breaks Apart (1861-1877)/ Chapter 17: Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Tuesday,10/16: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Thursday, 10/18

Wednesday,10/17: Read pages 558-563 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions listed below. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/19

Questions:
Page 557: Questions 1a and b, 2a and b, 3a
           
Vocabulary for the Week:
principle, moderate, Black Codes, Radical Republicans, Civil Rights Act of 1866, Fourteenth Amendment, Reconstruction Acts, impeachment, Fifteenth Amendment
*** There is an assignment posted in Google Classroom for anyone who scored below 70% on the test to improve their grade. The assignment is due on Monday, 10/22. This assignment is mandatory!

Grades 7 and 8 Lesson Plans for Reading/ELA, Grammar, and Social Studies


                                   

                                      Have a wonderful week!

Week of October 8, 2018

Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. Hispanic Heritage Music Presentation for Grades 4-8 on Thursday @9:00AM. All parents are invited.

C. No school on Monday, 10/15- Data Day

D. Make sure to read Mr. Woods blog for other important information.
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted and no pencil).  

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

HOMEWORK: For the Week of October 8,2018: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Grade 5 Lesson Plans for Social Studies

Unit 1 The Land and Early People/ Chapter 2: Native Americans

Hispanic Heritage Project is due today. See assignment in Google Classroom.

Tuesday,10/9: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Thursday, 10/11

Wednesday,10/10: Read pages 51-59 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the following questions. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/12

Questions:
1. How did the climate of the Ice Age differ from today’s climate?
2. How did the Native Americans pass on their history?
3. How did farming change life for people?
4. How were the Mayan and Olmec civilizations alike?
5. Describe the civilization of the Mound Builders.

Vocabulary for the Week:
ancestor, theory, migration, artifact, civilization, tradition, class, Beringia

***Please sign the Social Studies Test in your child’s folder. There will be an assignment posted in Google Classroom by the end of this week for anyone who scored below 70% on the test to improve their grade. This assignment is mandatory!
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6
This week we will be discussing memoirs and poetry. We will also be discussing personal and nonfiction narratives and continue to review types of nouns.
My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online at Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class.

Tuesday 10/9- Review new vocabulary listed in ELA notebook. Also review common, proper, abstract, concrete nouns. Review mistakes on the Grammar Quiz.

Wednesday 10/10 Voyages Practice Book- page 10 #s 1-22 (odd numbers only). Please complete in your notebook with the date, name of the book and page, and the Aim. Due on Friday, 10/12.

***Please sign and return the Grammar Test that was handed out in school today.
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Grades 7 and 8: Lesson Plans for ELA/Reading, Grammar, and Social Studies

ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8
This week we will be discussing characters and point of view. We will also be discussing personal and nonfiction narratives and continue to review types of nouns.
My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online at Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we are working on in class.

Tuesday 10/9- Review new vocabulary listed in ELA notebook. Also review common, proper, abstract, concrete nouns. Review mistakes on the Grammar Quiz.

Wednesday 10/10 Voyages Practice Book- page 7 #s 1-22 (odd numbers only). Please complete in your notebook with the date, name of the book and page, and the Aim. Due on Friday, 10/12.

Please sign and return the Grammar Test that was handed out in school today.
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

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

Hispanic Heritage Project is due today. See assignment in Google Classroom.

Tuesday,10/9: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Thursday, 10/11

Wednesday,10/10: Read pages 38-45 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions listed below. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/12

Questions:
Page 41: Questions 1a and b, 2a, 3a
Page 45: Questions 1a, 2a
           
Vocabulary for the Week:
astrolabe, caravels, effect, Leif Erickson, Henry the Navigator, Christopher Columbus, Treaty of Tordesillas, Ferdinand Magellan, circumnavigate, Columbian Exchange

***Please sign the Social Studies Test in your child’s folder. There will be an assignment posted in Google Classroom by the end of this week for anyone who scored below 70% on the test to improve their grade. This assignment is mandatory!
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5  The Nation Breaks Apart (1861-1877)/ Chapter 17: Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Hispanic Heritage Project is due today. See assignment in Google Classroom.

Tuesday,10/9: Define each word below in your Social Studies Vocabulary NB. Please use the glossary in the back of the SS text and write the entire definition. If it isn’t in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Thursday, 10/11

Wednesday,10/10: Read pages 552-557 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions listed below. You may restate the question in the answer. Due Friday, 10/12

Questions:
Page 557: Questions 1a and b, 2a, 3a
           
Vocabulary for the Week:
procedure, Reconstruction, Ten Percent Plan, Thirteenth Amendment, Freedmen’s Bureau, Andrew Johnson
***Please sign the Social Studies Test in your child’s folder. There will be an assignment posted in Google Classroom by the end of this week for anyone who scored below 70% on the test to improve their grade. This assignment is mandatory!



                                 Have a wonderful week!