Week of October 16, 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. 12:00 dismissal today, 10/16 due to a Faculty Meeting.

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

G. No school next Monday, 10/23 due to a Teachers’ Conference in St. Charles Borromeo.

H. Remember to buy your tickets for the concert on Thursday. 10/19. All tickets can be purchased in the school office. See Mr. Woods’ blog for information.

I. Progress Reports will be sent home Friday, 10/20. Please sign it and return on Monday. When I check the signature, I will return the Progress Report to 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 October 16, 2017, Grades 6, 7, and 8

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Monday. HW- Please reread the story “from Brown Girl Dreaming”. We will be having a selection test on Tuesday or Wednesday on the story and skills we discussed in class.

Tuesday. HW- Write a 3 paragraph Autobiography about your life so far. You should have at least 6 sentences in each paragraph. Use details to make your story interesting. Remember start on the day that you were born and end at the present. Due Friday,10/20. This must be completed on loose-leaf!
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Grade 7 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Monday. HW- Please reread the story “Two Kinds”. We will be having a selection test on Tuesday or Wednesday on the story and skills we discussed in class.

Tuesday. HW- On page 31, Complete the Assignment in the box under Speaking and Listening (about Monologues). Use #s 1 and 2 to prepare to present your monologue to the class. Due Friday, 10/20. This must be completed on loose-leaf!
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Monday. HW- Please reread the story “The Medicine Bag”. We will be having a selection test on Tuesday or Wednesday on the story and skills we discussed in class.

Tuesday. HW- On page 27, complete the Assignment in the box under Speaking and Listening (about Monologues). Use #s 1 and 2 to prepare to present your monologue to the class. Due Friday, 10/20. This must be completed on loose-leaf!

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5 The Nation Breaks Apart- 1865-1877 – Chapter 17: Reconstruction

Monday- Write each vocabulary word and its definition in your SS notebook. Due Wednesday, 10/18.

Tuesday-Chapter 17 Read pages 558-563. Complete questions 1a, 2b, 3a, 4a on page 557. Restate the question in the answer and make sure you have a full heading. Due Thursday,10/20.

Vocabulary for the Week:
Black Codes (p.558), Radical Republicans (p.559), Civil Rights Act of 1866 (p.560), Fourteenth Amendment (p.561), Reconstruction Acts (p.561), impeachment (p.562), Fifteenth Amendment (p.563), principle (p.560), moderate (p. 559)

                                

                              Have a great week!

Week of October 9, 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. 12:00 dismissal next Monday, 10/16 due to a Faculty Meeting.

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

G. 12:00 dismissal next Monday, 10/16 due to a Faculty Meeting.

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

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of October 9, 2017, Grades 6, 7, and 8


ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Tues. HW- Write a sentence using each vocabulary word. The words are listed in your notebook and on page 5 in your textbook (do not use any sentences from your book). Complete on loose-leaf and remember to include your full heading. Please underline the vocabulary word in each sentence. Due Wednesday, 10/11

Thursday. HW- Write a sentence using each vocabulary word. The words are listed in your notebook and on page 12 in your textbook. Complete on loose-leaf and remember to include your full heading. Please underline the vocabulary word in each sentence. Due Friday, 10/13
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Tues. HW- Write a sentence using each vocabulary word. The words are listed in your notebook and on page 5 in your textbook (do not use any sentences from your book). Complete on loose-leaf and remember to include your full heading. Please underline the vocabulary word in each sentence. Due Wednesday, 10/11

Thursday. HW- Write a sentence using each vocabulary word. The words are listed in your notebook and on page 12 in your textbook. Complete on loose-leaf and remember to include your full heading. Please underline the vocabulary word in each sentence. Due Friday, 10/13
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Grade 8 Lesson Plans

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Tues. HW- Write a sentence using each vocabulary word. The words are listed in your notebook and on page 5 in your textbook (do not use any sentences from your book). Complete on loose-leaf and remember to include your full heading. Please underline the vocabulary word in each sentence. Due Wednesday, 10/11

Thursday. HW- Write a sentence using each vocabulary word. The words are listed in your notebook (the ones that were done in class today). Complete on loose-leaf and remember to include your full heading. Please underline the vocabulary word in each sentence. Due Friday, 10/13

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5 The Nation Breaks Apart- 1865-1877 – Chapter 17: Reconstruction

Monday- Write each vocabulary word and its definition in your SS notebook. Due Thursday, 10/12.

Tuesday-Chapter 17 Read pages 548-557. Complete questions 1b, 2a, 3a, 3b on page 557. Restate the question in the answer and make sure you have a full heading. Due Friday,10/13.

Vocabulary for the Week:
procedure (p.553), Reconstruction (p.552), Ten Percent Plan (p.553), Thirteenth Amendment (p.554), Freedmen’s Bureau (p.556), Andrew Johnson (p.557)

Spanish Heritage Projects will due Wednesday, October 11. The project must be done in Google Classroom. The assignment has already been posted.
                                

                                Have a great week!

Week of October 2, 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. MAP testing will continue this week.

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

G. Weds, 10/4 is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. We will be celebrating mass at 9:00 AM. The children may bring their pets to church for a special blessing. Any cats and dogs must be brought by a parent to the church and then taken back home after mass.

H. October calendars will be sent home this evening. Please check your child’s folder them.

I. No school on Monday, 10/9 due to Columbus Day.

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

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of October 2, 2017, Grades 6, 7, and 8

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

 Binders to keep the Reading text in are due today.
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Grade 7 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Binders to keep the Reading text in are due today.
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Grade 8 Lesson Plans

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Binders to keep the Reading text in are due today.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5 The Nation Breaks Apart- 1861-1877 – Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday- Review notes for Chapter 16 test on Thursday.

Tuesday-Chapter 16 Review page 545-complete vocabulary review 1-5 (write statement and answer) and questions 6 and 10 (page 546) a-b-c. Restate the question in the answer and make sure you have a full heading. Due Thursday,10/5.

Vocabulary for the Week- no new vocabulary this week

Spanish Heritage Projects will due Wednesday, October 11. The project must be done in Google Classroom. The assignment has already been posted.
                                

                                Have a great week!

Week of September 25, 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 that is 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. MAP testing begins today (Monday) for students in grades K-8. The testing will continue through 9/29. The students will be tested in Math, Language Arts, and Reading.

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

H. Today, Monday 9/25 there will be a 12:00 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting. The ASP will still be in session.

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

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of September 25 Grades 6, 7, and 8

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Remember to get a binder to keep your textbook inside of!
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Grade 7 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Remember to get a binder to keep your textbook inside of!
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Grade 8 Lesson Plans

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Unit 1- Whole Group Learning. Homework will be assigned during the week. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Remember to get a binder to keep your textbook inside of!

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5 The Nation Breaks Apart- 1861-1877 – Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday- Define the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary Notebook. Please skip a line between each definition. Remember to write the date, Unit 1, Week 3, and Aim. Write in blue or black ink only. Due Wednesday, 9/27.

Tuesday-Read pages 536-543. Answer questions 1B,2A,4A, and 4B on page 543 (with a full heading). Due Friday, 9/29.

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

Spanish Heritage Projects will due Wednesday, October 11. Some people have not chosen a person to research.
                                
                                Have a great week!

Week of September 18, 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. MAP testing begins today (Monday) for students in grades K-8. The testing will continue through 9/29. The students will be tested in Math, Language Arts, and Reading.

F. No school tomorrow, Tuesday 9/19 due to a Teachers’ Conference Day.

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

H. Friday, 9/22 is Class Picture Day. All students must be in full uniform for the pictures, including the correct socks and shoes. Grade 4 students can bring their gym clothes and sneakers in a bag.

I. On Monday, 9/25 there will be a 12:00 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting. The ASP will still be in session.

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

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of September 18 Grades 6, 7, and 8

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

We have begun Unit 1 this week. Homework will be added during the week. Please check the blog daily for assignments. I will also let you know of any assignments during class. Remember reading stories do count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Grade 7 Lesson Plans

We have begun Unit 1 this week. Homework will be added during the week. Please check the blog daily for assignments. I will also let you know of any assignments during class. Remember reading stories do count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.
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 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Grade 8 Lesson Plans

We have begun Unit 1 this week. Homework will be added during the week. Please check the blog daily for assignments. I will also let you know of any assignments during class. Remember reading stories do count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework. If anyone has a problem getting on the Pearson Realize website at home, please let me know. You will then have to take your textbook home.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5 The Nation Breaks Apart- 1861-1877 – Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday- Define the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary Notebook. Please skip a line between each definition. Remember to write the date, Unit 2, Week 2, and Aim. Write in blue or black ink only. Due Wednesday, 9/20.

Tuesday-Read pages 516-535. Answer questions 2A and 2C on page 521, 1B on page 525, and 3A and 3B on page 534 on looseleaf (with a full heading). Due Friday, 9/22.

Vocabulary for the Week
mint (510), secede (510), innovation (520), Peninsula (517), casualties (518), maneuvers (522), Battle of Shiloh (523), Siege of Vicksburg (524), abolitionist (529), Emancipation Proclamation (529), contrabands (531), Copperheads (532), habeas corpus (532), Clara Barton (534)

Spanish Heritage Projects will due Wednesday, October 11. Some people have still not chosen a person to research.
                                

                                 Have a great week!

Week of September 11, 2017

Weekly Reminders:
These are a few reminders concerning homework and classwork: 
A. All students should have all school in today.
B. Please return parent signature papers by Thursday, 9/14.          
C. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

D. 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).
   
E. 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). 

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

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

H. The Opening School Mass is tomorrow Tuesday at 9:00 AM. All parents are invited. It will be led by the students in the 8th Grade.

I. Monday, 9/18- MAP testing will begin for students in K-8. The testing will continue through 9/29. The students will be tested in Math, Language Arts, and Reading.

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

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of September 11, 2017

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Lesson Plans

We will be beginning Unit 1 this week. We will also be taking a baseline assessment to find your current Lexile Level. Homework will be added during the week. Please check the blog daily for assignments. I will also let you know of any assignments in class. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework.
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Lesson Plans

We will be beginning Unit 1 this week. We will also be taking a baseline assessment to find your current Lexile Level. Homework will be added during the week. Please check the blog daily for assignments. I will also let you know of any assignments in class. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework.

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 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

Lesson Plans

We will be beginning Unit 1 this week. We will also be taking a baseline assessment to find your current Lexile Level. Homework will be added during the week. Please check the blog daily for assignments. I will also let you know of any assignments in class. Remember reading stories does count as assignments, so make sure you read them. There will be short quizzes given on stories read for homework.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 5 The Nation Breaks Apart- 1861-1877 – Chapter 16: The Civil War

Monday- Define the words below in your Social Studies Vocabulary Notebook. Please skip a line between each definition. Remember to write the date, unit, week, and aim. Write in blue or black ink only. Due Wednesday, 9/13.

Tuesday-Read pages 504-515. Answer questions (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b) on page 515 on looseleaf (with full heading). Due Thursday, 9/14.

Vocabulary for the week
Fort Sumter,  border states, Winfield Scott, cotton diplomacy, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, First Battle of Bull Run, Second Battle of Bull Run, George B. McClellan, Robert E. Lee, Seven Days’ Battles, Battle of Antietam,
ironclads

Spanish Heritage Projects will due Wednesday, October 11. We will talk about topics in class. Grades will be used for ELA and Social Studies.

                             Have a great week!