Week of January 14, 2019

Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. MAP Testing on Thursday in Language Arts and Friday in Reading

C. If you did not sign your child’s Progress Report, please sign and send it back tomorrow.

D. Monday, January 21- Holiday- Martin Luther King Jr. No school
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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. Please make sure that you have loose-leaf. Paper cannot be ripped out of a notebook.

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

D. MAP Testing for Grades 6-8:
Tuesday, 1/15 Reading

E. Midterm Exams for Grades 6-8:
Wednesday, 1/16 Reading
Thursday, 1/17 Language Arts
Wednesday, 1/23 Social Studies
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of January 14, 2019: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 2 Cultures Meet/ Chapter 4: Building the First Colonies

Monday,1/14:  Write the vocabulary words and their definitions in your Social Studies notebook. Due Thursday, 1/17.

Tuesday,1/15: Read pages 147-153 in your textbook. Answer the questions below on loose-leaf (with a full heading) Due Friday, 1/18.

Vocabulary Words:
raw material, stock, cash crop, profit, indentured servants, legislature, represent, royal colony

Questions:
1. Why did England’s rulers want to start colonies in North America?
2. How did John Smith help save Jamestown?
3. What cash crop helped Virginia grow?
4. What was the job of the House of Burgesses?
5. Explain the difference between an indentured servant and an enslaved worker?

Grade 5 Lesson Plans for Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6
This week we will be reading from Bad Boy and I was a Skinny Tomboy Kid. We will be reviewing adjectives, figurative language, and annotating text.

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.

REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
Reading: Know the vocabulary and skills that we learned in Unit 1. Study the vocabulary in your notebook and skills that were done in the notebook such as: antonyms, central idea, root word -spec-, figurative language, the suffix- ness, theme, author’s style, author’s purpose, author’s point of view (1st and 3rd person)

Language Arts:
1. Nouns- All of Chapter 1
2. Pronouns- Chapter 2 (Personal, Agreement of pronouns and antecedents, reflexive and intensive)
3. Questions concerning Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Grade 6 Lesson Plans for ELA/Reading and Grammar
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8
This week we will be reading Mom & Me and Mom, Learning to Love My Mother, Mother-Daughter Drawings. We will also be working on characterization, the Latin prefix super-, compare and contrast essays, poems (rhythm and repetition, symbols, connotations, and denotations)

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.

REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
Reading: Know the vocabulary and skills that we learned in Unit 1. Study the vocabulary in your notebook and skills that were done in the notebook such as: character and point of view, Latin prefix in-, author’s point of view, multiple meaning words, narrative point of view, nonfiction vs. fiction, Latin suffix -ity, central ideas, conjunctions, suffix -ment, characterization, the Latin prefix super-, compare and contrast essays, poems (rhythm and repetition, symbols, connotations and denotations)

Language Arts:
1. Nouns- All of Chapter 1
2. Adjectives- Chapter 2 (Description and position adjectives; demonstrative, interrogative, and indefinite adjectives; comparative and superlative adjectives)
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1 Our Colonial Heritage (Beginnings-1783)/ Chapter 4: The American Revolution (1774-1783)


REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
All material that will be on the exam is starred in your notebook week, including the essay. It is up to you to study and to prepare the essay. The whole exam will be taken from your Social Studies notebook, but you may also want to use your notebook for the essay or to read over things that you do not understand.

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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 6 A Growing America (1850-1914)/ Chapter 19: The Industrial Age (1876-1900)


REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
All material that will be on the exam is starred in your notebook week, including the essay. It is up to you to study and to prepare the essay. The whole exam will be taken from your Social Studies notebook, but you may also want to use your notebook for the essay or to read over things that you do not understand.

       

                          Have a wonderful week!

Week of January 7, 2019

Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

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

B. MAP Testing on Thursday in Math.

C. Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday. Please sign and return them on Monday. I will return them once I check the signatures.

D. Monday, January 14- There will be a 12:00PM dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting. The ASP will still be in session.
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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. Please make sure that you have loose-leaf. Paper cannot be ripped out of a notebook.

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

D. MAP Testing for Grades 6-8:
Thursday, 1/10 Language Arts  
Tuesday, 1/15 Reading

E. Midterm Exams for Grades 6-8:
Wednesday, 1/16 Reading
Thursday, 1/17 Language Arts
Wednesday, 1/23 Social Studies
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of January 7, 2019: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 2 Cultures Meet/ Chapter 4: Building the First Colonies

Monday,1/7:  Write the vocabulary words and their definitions in your Social Studies notebook. Due Thursday, 1/7.

Tuesday,1/8: Read pages 147-153 in your textbook. Answer the questions below on loose-leaf (with a full heading) Due Friday, 1/11.

Vocabulary Words:
colony, plantation, slavery, borderlands, presidio, mission, hacienda

Questions:
1. Why did Spain set up colonies in North America?
2. How did slavery develop in the Americas?
3. How did new animals change Native American life?
4. What role did religion play in Spanish settlements?
5. Who was Bartolome de Las Casas? Why was he important?

Grade 5 Lesson Plans for Social Studies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6
This week we will be reading from Bad Boy and I was a Skinny Tomboy Kid. We will be reviewing adjectives, figurative language, and annotating text.

The final paper for your interview was due today. Remember this assignment will be given 3 grades: interview questions and responses, the draft, and the final copy.

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.

This week in grammar we will be working on reflexive and intensive pronouns. We will also be discussing “How-to Articles.

Wednesday,1/9: Voyages Practice Book. Complete page 25 (odd numbers) in your ELA notebook.  Due Friday,1/11.

REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
Reading: Know the vocabulary and skills that we learned in Unit 1. Study the vocabulary in your notebook and skills that were done in the notebook such as antonyms, central idea, root word -spec-, figurative language, the suffix- ness, theme, author’s style, author’s purpose, author’s point of view (1st and 3rd person)

Language Arts:
1. Nouns- All of Chapter 1
2. Pronouns- Chapter 2 (Personal, Agreement of pronouns and antecedents, reflexive and intensive)
3. Questions concerning Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Grade 6 Lesson Plans for Reading and Grammar
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8
This week we will be reading Mom & Me and Mom, Learning to Love My Mother, Mother-Daughter Drawings. We will also be working on characterization, the Latin prefix super-, compare and contrast essays, poems (rhythm and repetition, symbols, connotations and denotations)

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.

This week in grammar we will continue reviewing adjectives- comparative and superlative.

Wednesday,1/: Voyages Practice Book. Complete pages 17 and 18 (even numbers) in your ELA notebook (do each on a separate page in nb).  
Due Friday,1/11

REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
Reading: Know the vocabulary and skills that we learned in Unit 1. Study the vocabulary in your notebook and skills that were done in the notebook such as: character and point of view, Latin prefix in-, author’s point of view, multiple meaning words, narrative point of view, nonfiction vs. fiction, Latin suffix -ity, central ideas, conjunctions, suffix -ment, characterization, the Latin prefix super-, compare and contrast essays, poems (rhythm and repetition, symbols, connotations and denotations)

Language Arts:
1. Nouns- All of Chapter 1
2. Adjectives- Chapter 2 (Description and position adjectives; demonstrative, interrogative, and indefinite adjectives; comparative and superlative adjectives)
3. Questions concerning The Lovely Bones

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

Unit 1 Our Colonial Heritage (Beginnings-1783)/ Chapter 4: The American Revolution (1774-1783)

Monday,1/7: 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,1/10.

Tuesday,1/8: Read pages 109-117 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions on page 116. Due Friday, 1/11

Questions: 1a, 2a, 3a, 3b, 4a (Restate)

Vocabulary for the Week:
reaction, First Continental Congress, Patriots, Minutemen, Redcoats, Second Continental Congress, Continental Army, George Washington, Battle of Bunker Hill

REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
All material that will be on the exam will be starred in your notebook this week, including the essay. It is up to you to study and to prepare the essay. The whole exam will be taken from your Social Studies notebook, but you may also want to use your notebook for the essay or to read over things that you do not understand.

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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 6 A Growing America (1850-1914)/ Chapter 19: The Industrial Age (1876-1900)

Monday,1/7: 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 is not in the book, you can search for it online. Just make sure the definition goes with what we are discussing. Due Thursday,1/10.

Tuesday,1/8: Read pages 624-627 in the Social Studies textbook. On loose-leaf, answer the questions on page 627. Due Friday, 1/11

Questions: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a (Restate)

Vocabulary for the Week:
Frederick W. Taylor, Knights of Labor, Terence V. Powderly, American Federation of Labor, Samuel Gompers, collective bargaining, Mary Harris Jones, Haymarket Riot, Homestead strike, Pullman strike

REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM:
All material that will be on the exam will be starred in your notebook this week, including the essay. It is up to you to study and to prepare the essay. The whole exam will be taken from your Social Studies notebook, but you may also want to use your notebook for the essay or to read over things that you do not understand.


                                  

                        Have a wonderful week!

WELCOME BACK and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

Thank you for all the beautiful Christmas gifts. I truly appreciate your thoughts!
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Weekly Reminders:
GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  

Thank you for all the beautiful Christmas gifts. I truly appreciate your thoughts!


HOMEWORK: CHRISTMAS BREAK  Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

NONE

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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Things to do over the Christmas break:

1. You should have already interviewed the person that you will be writing about. You will be graded on the questions and answers, the draft of your writing, and your final copy that will be typed on google classroom. This will be due on Monday, January 7.

2. Please finish reading The Sea of Monsters over the Christmas break.

3.My Perspectives (Pearson)- Start reviewing vocabulary words and the stories we have read for the Midterm Exam. Remember Midterm Exams is two weeks after we return in January.

4. Voyages- Review nouns and pronouns (only what we have completed).

5. Map Skills assignments- You have been assigned Map skills to complete during the break. This will be counted in your grade. Remember MAP testing is scheduled for when we return in January.

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ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8

Things to do over the Christmas break:

1. Please finish reading The Lovely Bones over the Christmas break.

2. My Perspectives (Pearson)- Start reviewing vocabulary words and the stories we have read for the Midterm Exam. Remember Midterm Exams is two weeks after we return in January.

3. Voyages- Review nouns and adjectives (only what we have completed).

4. Map Skills assignments- You have been assigned Map skills to complete during the break. This will be counted in your grade. Remember MAP testing is scheduled for when we return in January.
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Things to do over the Christmas break:

Start reviewing your notes for the Midterm Exam. There is a lot of information so don’t wait until the last minute. The Midterm will include everything that we have done since September.
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Things to do over the Christmas break:

 Start reviewing your notes for the Midterm Exam. There is a lot of information so don’t wait until the last minute. The Midterm will include everything that we have done since September.


               
             HAVE A GREAT REMAINDER OF THE WEEK!