Week of May 22, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about MAP testing, Title I Summer Program and other announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

4. Please make sure that you have Rosary Beads for the May Procession on Wednesday, May 31.

5. Monday, 5/22 and Friday, 5/26 are 12:00 dismissals. Afterschool Program will be in session on both days.

6. No school on Monday, 5/29 for Memorial Day.

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of May 15,2017 Module 4 Week 5

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
Grade 5 Lesson Plans
READING:
Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. Please make sure that you have completed reading your book.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Gift of the Magi). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The Southern Colonies

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 24.

Vocabulary for the Week:
constitution, debtor, backcountry, James Oglethorpe, George Calvert, Cecilius Calvert

Tuesday: Read pages 252-259. Answer the following questions on loose-leaf with a full heading. Due on Thursday, May 25.

Questions:
1. What were the reasons for the founding of the Maryland Colony?
2. What features did Maryland and Virginia share (things that were similar)?
3. Why was the Carolina Colony hard to govern?
4. Why did James Oglethorpe found the Georgia Colony?
5. What effect did settlers have on Native Americans in the Southern colonies?

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
Grade 6 Lesson Plans
READING:
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
You should have to read up to page 200 by Friday, 5/26.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Gift of the Magi).
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              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
Grade 7 Lesson Plans
READING
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

You have read up to page 200 by Friday, 5/26.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Most Infamous Hate Group: KKK). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES-
Launching the New Nation 1789-1800

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 17.

Vocabulary for the Week:
Alexander Hamilton, national debt, bonds, speculators, Thomas Jefferson, loose construction, strict construction, Bank of the United States

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
mint- a place to make coins
monopoly- sole or exclusive control
tariff- an extra charge on goods

Tuesday: Read 238-242. On page 242, answer questions 1a, 2a, 3a, 3b (restate). Due Thursday, May 25.

The map of New Jersey is due June 7.
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
Grade 8 Lesson Plans
READING
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan.  
You have read up to page 200 by Friday, 5/26.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Most Infamous Hate Group: KKK). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.


SOCIAL STUDIES
World War II 1938-1945

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 17.

Vocabulary for the Week:
buying on margin, Black Tuesday, Great Depression, Bonus Army, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, New Deal, fireside chats, sit-down strike, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, Dust Bowl, Mary McLeod Bethune

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
implement- put in place
authority- power; right to rule
mortgage- the deed by which property is pledged to a creditor for the payment of a debt

Tuesday: Read pages 800-814. On page 809, answer questions 2a and 3a. On page 814, answer questions 1a, 3a. Due Thursday, May 25.

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.
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                Have a wonderful week! 

Week of May 15, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about MAP testing, Title I Summer Program and other announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

4. Please make sure that you have Rosary Beads for the May Procession on Wednesday, May 31.

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of May 15,2017 Module 4 Week 4

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5

Grade 5 Lesson Plans
READING:
Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. Please make sure that you have completed reading your book.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (20 lessons are due Monday,5/15).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/19 (The Emperor’s New Clothes). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The Middle Colonies

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 17.

Vocabulary for the Week:
prosperity, apprentice, artisan

Tuesday: Read pages 240-245. On page 248, answer questions 1-6, matching the word from the word box with its correct definition (write both the definition and correct word) and on page 249, answer questions 9-13 (restate for questions 9, 10, 11, and write the question and whole answer…letter and answer for 12 and 13). Due on Friday, May 19.

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
Grade 6 Lesson Plans
READING:
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
You should have to read up to page 165 by Friday, 5/19.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (20 lessons are due Monday,5/15).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/19 (The Emperor’s New Clothes).

              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
Grade 7 Lesson Plans
READING
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

You have read up to page 170 by Friday, 5/19.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (20 lessons are due Monday,5/15).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/19 (A Matter of Prejudice). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.
SOCIAL STUDIES-
Citizenship and the Constitution 1787-Present

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 17.

Vocabulary for the Week:
naturalized citizens, deport, draft, George Washington, electoral college, precedent, Judiciary Act of 1789

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
influence- change or have an effect on
agreement-a decision reached by two or more people or groups

Tuesday: Read pages 222-225 and 234-237. On page 227, answer questions 1-5 Vocabulary Review (write the question and whole answer, not just the letter) and on page 237, answer questions 1a,3a (restate). Due Friday, May 19.

The map of New Jersey is due June 7.
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
Grade 8 Lesson Plans
READING
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan.  
You have read up to page 175 by Friday, 5/19.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (20 lessons are due Monday,5/15).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/19 (A Matter of Prejudice). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.


SOCIAL STUDIES
The Great Depression 1929-1939

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 17.

Vocabulary for the Week:
buying on margin, Black Tuesday, Great Depression, Bonus Army, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, New Deal, fireside chats, sit-down strike, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, Dust Bowl, Mary McLeod Bethune

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
implement- put in place
authority- power; right to rule
mortgage- the deed by which property is pledged to a creditor for the payment of a debt

Tuesday: Read pages 778-794. On page 782, answer questions #1a, 3b. On page 789, answer questions 1a, 1b. Due Friday, May 19.

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.
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                Have a wonderful week! 

Week of May 8, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information and announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

4. Summer School letters were sent home on Tuesday, 5/9. They must be signed and returned by Friday, 5/12. 

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of May 8, 2017 Module 4 Week 3

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
Grade 5 Lesson Plans
READING:

Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. Please make sure that you have completed reading your book.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (16 lessons are due Monday,5/8).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Tuesday, 5/9 (The Frog and the Mouse). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The Middle Colonies

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 10.

Vocabulary for the Week:
diversity, immigrant, Great Awakening, religious toleration, militia, Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday: Read pages 234-239. Answer the following questions on looseleaf. Due on Thursday, May 11.

1. Why did immigrants come to the Middle Colonies?
2. What was the Great Awakening?
3. How did the Middle Colonies differ from the New England Colonies?
4. What were some of the ways that Benjamin Franklin improved Philadelphia?

The new map is due on June 7.

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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
You should have to read up to page 112 by Friday, 5/12.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (16 lessons are due Monday,5/8).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Tuesday, 5/9 (The Frog and the Mouse). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.
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              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

You have read up to page 111 by Friday, 5/12.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (16 lessons are due Monday,5/8).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Tuesday, 5/9 (The Revolutionary Rise of Abolitionists). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.
SOCIAL STUDIES-
Citizenship and the Constitution 1787-Present

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, April 26

Vocabulary for the Week:
James Madison, majority rule, position, search warrant, due process, indict, double jeopardy, eminent domain

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
ascertained-found out
assembly-holding meetings or demonstrating
infringed-taken away
prescribed-authorized
quartered-housed
warrants-written orders authorizing a person to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search

Tuesday: Read pages 216-221. On page 221, answer questions 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a (restate). Due Thursday, May 11.

The map will be due on June 7 (Europe).
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan.  
You have read up to page 114 by Friday, 5/12.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (16 lessons are due Monday,5/8).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Tuesday, 5/9 ("AUSTRIAN HEIR AND WIFE SHOT TO DEATH AFTER ESCAPING BOMBING ". Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.


SOCIAL STUDIES
The Roaring Twenties 1919-1929

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 10.

Vocabulary for the Week:
Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Teapot Dome scandal, Kellogg-Briand Pact, Model T, moving assembly line, Herbert Hoover

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
incentive- something that encourages people to behave a certain way

Tuesday: Read pages 752-764. On page 757, answer question # 2b. On page 764, answer questions 2a, 4b, 4c. Due Thursday, May 11.

The map will be due on June 7 (New Jersey).
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Have a wonderful week and Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and grandmas!

Week of May 1, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information and announcements. All students should have pencils that are sharpened with erasers for the NYS Math Testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.

2. May calendars will be handed out today. Please check your child’s folder for it.

3. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

4. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

5. Star Wars Day on Thursday, 5/4. Students can dress up if they wish, but there will be no contest due to testing.

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of May 1, 2017 Module 4 Week 2

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat.

Continue reading your book! Pages will be assigned this week.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
No homework due to the Math State Exam.
A new map will be distributed this week.

Famous Catholic Women in History Project will be presented in class this week starting on Monday, 5/1. All homework from last week will be collected on Monday also. If you haven't submitted your reading assignment from Common Lit. make sure it is submitted by tomorrow!
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
Continue reading your book! Pages will be assigned this week.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.

All homework from last week will be collected on Monday also. If you haven't submitted your reading assignment from Common Lit. make sure it is submitted by tomorrow!
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              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

Continue reading your book! Pages will be assigned this week.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready- Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.

SOCIAL STUDIES-
Citizenship and the Constitution 1787-Present

No homework due to the Math State Exam.

A new map will be distributed this week.

Famous Catholic Women in History Project will be presented in class this week starting on Monday, 5/1. All homework from last week will be collected on Monday also. If you haven't submitted your reading assignment from Common Lit. make sure it is submitted by tomorrow!
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan.


Continue reading your book! Pages will be assigned this week.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready- Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.

SOCIAL STUDIES
World War I 1914-1920

No homework due to the Math State Exam.


A new map will be distributed this week.

Famous Catholic Women in History Project will be presented in class this week starting on Monday, 5/1. All homework from last week will be collected on Monday also. If you haven't submitted your reading assignment from Common Lit. make sure it is submitted by tomorrow!
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                   Have a wonderful week 

Week of April 24, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information and announcements. The times are listed for Women’s History Month Presentations on Thursday, 4/27.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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  Week of April 24, 2017 Module 4 Week 1

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
READING:
Module 4: the fifth grade will be reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. We are starting this book this week. If I ordered the book for you and you did not bring in the money yet, please bring it by tomorrow.  The price of the book is $5.00.

Start reading your book as soon as you get it! Pages will be assigned as soon as everyone has the book!

See Google Classroom- You have a reading assignment due on Friday,4/28.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, April 26

Vocabulary for the Week:
refuge, proprietor, trial by jury, justice, William Penn, Tamanend, Peter Stuyvesant

Tuesday: Read pages 223-231. Answer the following questions on looseleaf. Due on Thursday, April 27.
1. What attracted settlers to the Middle Colonies?
2. Why didn’t many people from the Netherlands settle in New Netherland?
3. Why did England want control of New Netherland?
4. Why did many Quakers settle in New Jersey?
5. What rights and freedoms did colonists in Pennsylvania have?

The map (Antarctica) is due tomorrow, April 25 (no extensions).

Famous Catholic Women in History Project has been posted in Google Classroom this week. All projects are due on Thursday, April 27 (no extensions).
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
Lesson Plan for Grade 6
READING:
Module 4: the sixth grade will be reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George. We are starting this book this week. If I ordered the book for you and you did not bring in the money yet, please bring it by tomorrow. The price of the book is $6.00.
Start reading your book as soon as you get it! Pages will be assigned as soon as everyone has the book!

See Google Classroom- You have a reading assignment due on Friday,4/28.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.
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              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
READING
Module 4: the seventh grade will be reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman. We are starting this book this week. If I ordered the book for you and you did not bring in the money yet, please bring it by tomorrow. The price of the book is $8.50.

Start reading your book as soon as you get it! Pages will be assigned as soon as everyone has the book!

See Google Classroom- You have a reading assignment due on Friday,4/28.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready- Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.
SOCIAL STUDIES-
Citizenship and the Constitution 1787-Present

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, April 26

Vocabulary for the Week:
federal system, impeach, veto, executive orders, pardons, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O’Connor

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
distinct-separate
apportionment-a system that keeps total House membership at 435 members

Tuesday: Read pages 182-187. On page 186, answer questions 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a (restate). Due Thursday, April 27.

The map (Asia) is due tomorrow, April 25 (no extensions).

Famous Catholic Women in History Project has been posted in Google Classroom this week. All projects are due on Thursday, April 27 (no extensions).
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
READING
For Module 4, the eighth grade will be reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan. We are starting this book this week. If I ordered the book for you and you did not bring in the money yet, please bring it by tomorrow. The price of the book is $5.00.
Start reading your book as soon as you get it! Pages will be assigned as soon as everyone has the book!

See Google Classroom- You have a reading assignment due on Friday,4/28.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready- Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday.

SOCIAL STUDIES
World War I 1914-1920
Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, April 26.

Vocabulary for the Week:
American Expeditionary Force, Communists, armistice

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
strategy- a plan for fighting a battle or a war

Tuesday: Read pages 730-739. On page 741, complete Reviewing Vocabulary, Terms, and People 1-7. Write the description and the correct term. Under Comprehension and Critical Thinking, answer questions 8a, 9a, 11a (restate). Due Thursday, April 27.

The map (Asia) is due tomorrow, April 25 (no extensions).

Famous Catholic Women in History Project has been posted in Google Classroom this week. All projects are due this Thursday, April 27 (no extensions).
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                 Have a wonderful week