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Students discussed and listened to the rest of Zlata’s Diary By Zlata Filpovic.

Some students chose to use their catch-up time to improve their personal narrative.

Students should be working on their mineral project at home.

Students corrected last night’s assignment and reviewed on white boards. Students were given a math review to complete for Monday.

Some students used a period to practice math concepts in a small group.

Students worked their Mayan Beauty advertisement for two periods. Students will get another period Monday to finish their advertisement.

Get your weekly work note signed.

Read in March 3rd: Gather a novel, a magazine, your favorite children's book and a fun book.

In the lab, students began exploring PowerPoint.

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Students listened to a presentation by Aimee Carter, a published author.

Students shared their personal narrative. It was suggested to students to use their catchup period tomorrow to improve their stories.

Students completed the second mini foundation activity… Why is there sand at a beach?

Students should be working on their mineral project at home. Project is due Wednesday, March 1.

Students corrected last night’s assignment and worked on Lesson 7. This worksheet is due tomorrow.

Students worked on an introductory lesson to the Early Indian Civilizations. They were able to partner up on a Mayan Beauty advertisement. Students will get another period tomorrow to work on their advertisement.

In the lab, students began exploring PowerPoint.

Book orders due by Friday.

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Students turned in their vocabulary worksheet. Students began reading “Zlata’s diary and responded to 2 questions on page 384 and 385. We will continue this reading on Friday.

Students are beginning a Cause/Effect essay and were introduced to the words cause/effect. This definition was added to a new page start in their Writer’s Notebook. Students saw a video reinforcing this concept.

Students completed the first mini foundation activity… Why and how do river flow?

Students should be working on their mineral project at home. Project is due Wednesday, March 1.

Students corrected last night’s assignment and completed Lesson 6 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students began an introductory lesson to the Early Indian Civilizations. They were able to partner up on a Mayan Beauty advertisement.

In the lab, students began exploring PowerPoint.

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Students added their final nonfiction notes into their spirals. Students were introduced to their next story, “Zlata’s Diary” and have a vocabulary worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students are beginning a Cause/Effect essay. This essay will describe a phenomenon. Students began the unit by demonstrating what they already know about writing a Cause/Effect essay. Students had a class period to complete a prewrite to a topic. These essays were collected at the end of the hour and will be a reference for students to use throughout this unit. They can look back to see what they included or did well, and what they didn’t include or need to elaborate upon as lessons are introduced. This unit will take us to Spring Break.

Students began a new unit: Erosion and Deposition. We set up our notebook and made predictions about the meaning of erosion and deposition.

We also looked at several mineral projects turned by previous sixth graders. In the lab, students had one more period to complete and print their research. The project is due Wednesday, March 1.

Students completed Lesson 5 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students took the chapter 8 test.

Students turned in signed Weekly note.

Book orders due by next Friday.

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Students cut and added some worksheet “rectangles” into their spirals. We will add to these on Tuesday.

Students were given their graded Personal Narratives. They need to KEEP these if they are choosing to take advantage of an “improving” their grade of this narrative during next Friday’s Catch Up period.

Students will finish their research on Monday for their mineral project.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students defined terminating, repeating decimals and bar notation in their spirals.

Students reviewed for chapter 8 test. The chapter 8 test will be Tuesday. Please, study over the long weekend.

Students have their Friday Folder work coming home tonight. Please get the weekly work note signed and return it on Tuesday.

Book orders due by next Friday.

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Students are working in Unit 3...Nonfiction. Students continued taking notes in their spirals.

Students shared stories and discussed where improvements were needed.

Students took the Rocks and Minerals Test.

Students will finish their research on Monday for their mineral project. We worked on this again today.

Students corrected the chapter quiz assignment. We discussed any problem areas.

Students discussed adding and subtracting integers. They have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students turned in their review guide for scoring. We corrected together as well. The test is Tuesday; so, students will have all weekend to study.

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Students were introduced to their next Unit 3...Nonfiction. Students began taking notes from page 378 into their spirals. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students studied for tomorrow’s Rocks and Minerals Test. Some students need to study more tonight.

Students will finish their research on Monday for their mineral project. We worked on this again today.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students reviewed all 3 lessons and have a chapter quiz worksheet review to complete for tomorrow.

Students turned in their worksheet and notes for lesson 2. Students also began the review guide for chapter 8. This is due tomorrow.

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Students took their Unit Test Fiction vs Nonfiction. We will begin a new Unit 3..Nonfiction tomorrow.

Students had one final opportunity to turn in their signature/edit of making improvements to their personal narrative draft as well as type and print their copy. Those who didn’t complete revision need to type or hand write their final copy at home.

Students completed part 2 of the science review guide. The test is Thursday. Students have a self-corrected review guide to study from for the test.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed Lesson 3 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students finished reading and taking notes for lesson 2 chapter 8. Students worked on the worksheet for lesson 2. If needed, students will get more time tomorrow to finish.

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Students took time to complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two Monkey stories. Students took their story test today.

Students turned in their signature/edit of making improvements to their personal narrative draft. Students added these improvements and printed their final copy in the lab today.

Students looked over activity 20. They turned in their lab sheet for scoring. Students completed analysis one and two in their spirals.

Students added 3 definitions to the vocabulary words, rational number, opposite and absolute value. Students completed Lesson 2 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students read and took notes for lesson 2 chapter 8. Some students worked faster than others and began the worksheet for lesson 2. They will get more time tomorrow.

Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

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Students discussed yesterday’s story began thinking about the similarities and differences for these two stories. We will continue this on Monday.

Students need to make improvements to their personal narrative draft and/or adding additional parts. A parent signature is required as well. This is due Monday.

Students completed activity 20. They were asked to hold on to their lab sheet for Monday.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Some students choose to sign up and take advantage of their Chapter 1 Math fix up opportunity during Catch Up period.

Students took the map of Latin America test.

Students turned in their notes and worksheet for lesson 1 chapter 8.

Friday folders came home today. Signed weekly note due Monday.

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Students read and discussed “Why monkeys live in trees”.

Students discussed improvements needed for their personal narrative. Students were given a checklist/parent signature slip attached to their typed draft. Students need to make improvements to this draft and/or adding additional parts. A parent signature is required as well. This is due Monday.

Students presented their group rock cycle.

Students were introduced to Chapter 5 –Integers and the Coordinate Plane. Students took a Pretest. Students interested in completing a Chapter 1 Math Test improvement opportunity need to sign up by Friday.

Students reviewed the map of Latin America. The Latin America map test will be Friday.

Students took notes on a map of Latin America as we read lesson 1 chapter 8.

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Students turned in their vocabulary worksheet. They also watch a play presented by MMS students.

Students had some time to read their novels as well.

Students turned in their improved personal narrative showing better word choices, use of figurative language and added adjectives.

Students worked on their group presentation of the rock cycle. Students should be ready to present tomorrow.

Students took The Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates. Students were given two full class periods to complete the test.

Students reviewed the map of Latin America. The Latin America map test will be Friday.

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Students turned in their “Test Practice” book pages from Friday. Students discussed their next two “Monkey” stories and were given a vocabulary worksheet that is due tomorrow.

Students discussed improving their personal narrative by looking at word choices, using figurative language and adjectives. Students were asked to look to improve at least 3 sentences by tomorrow.

Students worked on their group presentation of the rock cycle. Students will get one more full class period to work with their group. At home, students should be preparing for their presentation.

Students corrected Friday’s Review Guides. The Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates will be tomorrow.

Students reviewed the map of Latin America. Students began reading together chapter 8 lesson one. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students turned in their signed Weekly Note.

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Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

Students discussed their “Drive in Movies” test. Students have an informational worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students discussed improving their personal narrative. They listened to some other published personal narratives. Students had time to get in groups and share their stories with one another for improvement. They were looking for a flowing story line with transitions for one story point to another. Students need to make improvements to their story thinking about seed moment, flow (sequence of events) of story, lead and ending. This is due Monday.

Students worked on their group presentation of the rock cycle. Students will get two more full class periods to work with the group. At home, students should be preparing for their presentation.

Students were given a Review Guide and had the entire hour to work on this. It is due tomorrow.

Students reviewed the map of Latin America. Students had the remainder of the hour to define the 15 terms for chapter 8. Students should finish this tonight and study the terms.

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

Students took their “Drive in Movies” test today.

Students had computer time today to type their sloppy copy. This first draft was printed and turned in today.

Students were introduced to their group presentation of the rock cycle. I will meet with groups tomorrow to hear their plan.

In the lab, students are working on their mineral project research.

Students corrected Lesson 7.

Students worked on their map of Latin America. These are due tomorrow.

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

Students finished their discussion of “Drive in Movies”. Students will take a test based upon this story tomorrow.

Students showed their complete draft for a grade. Students discussed a good conclusion and wrote one for their draft.

Students worked on their individual rock cycle displays. These are due tomorrow.

In the lab, students are working on their mineral project research.

Students corrected Lesson 6 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students worked on their map of Latin America. They will get time tomorrow to finish.

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

Students visited a presentation about the Battle of the Books completion from the Mason Library. Students were put in groups of 5 and need to read at least one of 5 novels. Students were given their novel today and a purple brochure. This needs to be signed by the student and parents and returned tomorrow. This is part of a Writing Grade.

Students had time to work on their draft and think about a good lead and conclusion. This sloppy copy first draft is due tomorrow.

Students completed their group rock cycle and began individual displays. They will get more time tomorrow.

In the lab, students are working on their mineral project research.

Students corrected the 2 mid chapter checks from Friday. Students completed Lesson 6 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students began a map of Latin America. They will get more class time tomorrow to finish.

Weekly Notes were signed and returned today.

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students listened to the story,

Students discussed the rock cycle. We drew an illustration in our science spirals and began a group illustration.

In the lab, students are working on researching a myth or legend about their mineral.

Students corrected Lesson 5. Students have a mid-chapter check (page 44) to complete and a Chapter Quiz worksheet to complete for Monday.

In groups, students worked on their group content sheet. These were due at the end of the day.

Friday folders came home today. Signed Weekly Note is due Monday. (Reminder…..this is the first week of the marking period. There are not a lot of grades entered into the grade book at this time.)

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students were introduced to our next story,

Students had the entire class period to begin writing their sloppy copy to their personal narrative. Students will continue with this on Monday.

Students turned in their soapy stress worksheet. Students started activity 18. We completed the set-up, held a discussion and watched a video on the rock cycle.

In the lab, students should all be working on researching a myth or legend about their mineral.

Students completed Lesson 5 and the five vocabulary words from this lesson. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

In groups, students worked on their group content sheet. These were collected at the end of the hour.

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students were introduced to Point of View. We watched a video and students have a worksheet (back side) to complete for tomorrow.

Students had Library time.

Students completed activity 17. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. The bonus question is optional.

In the lab, students completed their usage research and began pulling together a myth or legend about their mineral.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students began discussing the vocabulary to Lesson 5 and completed the vocabulary words on page 47. We will complete Lesson 5 tomorrow.

In groups, students finished reading lesson 4 and worked on their group content sheet. These were collected at the end of the hour and students will be given more time tomorrow if needed.

Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students discussed yesterday’s assignment answers as well as the Grayling/Heart in the Highland packet.

Students were introduced to picking a topic. Students wrote a seed moments and sequential events in their notebook. Students shared their seed moment of the idea they will be writing about for their Personal Narrative. This will be an ongoing writing assignment until the final draft is published. (3-4 weeks)

Students continued with activity 17. They completed the lab and should be able to explain and illustrate shear stress, tensional stress, and compressional stress. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

In the lab, students completed their property research and began pulling together the usages of their minerals.

Students finished discussing Lesson 4. Students defined scaling in their notes. Students have a worksheet that is due tomorrow.

In groups, students completed the lesson 3 worksheet for chapter 6. They were asked to read lesson 4 together. Once finished, students were given a group content sheet to complete. These were collected at the end of the hour. They will receive more time tomorrow to complete it.

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Students turned in Friday’s assignment. Students were introduced to making predictions. They watched the Pixar movie

Students were introduced to seed moments and sequential events. Students were asked in their Writer’s Notebook to make the topic “My morning” (today) into a seed statement. Example: I spilled my milk this morning. Next, they were asked to list the 5 sequential events that focus around…the spilled milk. This can be a list of 5..first, second, third, fourth and lastly OR you can sketch each of these moments. This is due tomorrow.

Students began activity 17. They completed the set-up and were introduced to the three types of stress applied on rocks.

In the lab, students completed their location research and began pulling together the properties of their minerals.

Students continued working on Lesson 4. Students were asked to complete pg. 41 “Got it”, pg. 42 #3 and pg. 43 #2. These are due tomorrow.

In groups, students read lesson 3 for chapter 6. They were given a worksheet to complete as well. If needed, students will have time tomorrow to finish.

Signed Friday folders were turned in today.

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Students finished discussing the story “Greyling” by Jane Yolen. Students identified the theme in their spiral notebooks. Students have a response packet to complete for the weekend. This is due Monday.

Students completed activity 16.

During the hour, students completed the winter RCBM screener while looked their mistake a practice MCOMP math worksheet.

Students turned in their worksheet. Students had an opportunity to watch the Presidential Inauguration.

Friday folders came home today. Today is the last day of the 2nd marking period. Signed weekly notes are due Monday.

Students listened to “Greyling” fictional story by Jane Yolen. Students began discussing this story. Our goal is to be able to identify the theme after discussing various element.

Students were introduced to examples of “zooming in and writing about a small moment” as well organizing our writing in a sequential order. Students shared some of their examples as well as viewed several examples. Students were asked to turn in their Writer’s Notebook for evaluation at the end of the hour.

Students began activity 16. They completed the set-up and began the lab sheet as a group for their investigation.

In the lab, students will continue researching a mineral next week.

Students were introduced to the first part of Lesson 4. Students defined ratio table and equivalent ratio. Students were asked to complete a and b of the “Got its” at the bottom of page 40.

Students completed their worksheet for chapter 6 lesson 2 and turned them in for scoring. Students also read the citizenship passage with their partner and began a ten question evaluation of the passage. This is due tomorrow.

Students turned in their informational text worksheet. Students finished listened to (again) and discussed “My Heart is in the Highlands” for a main idea.

Students were asked to make a choice about what they wrote about today. Think about an object (this could be a pet), person, place or first moment that matters to you. They had the entire class period to write about this topic. They should have approximatively one page written.

Students completed their group rock concept map.

In the lab, students continued researching a mineral. They should be close to done with researching where their mineral can be found.

Students corrected last night’s assignment.

Students turned in their worksheet for chapter 6 lesson 1. Students read lesson 2 and worked with a partner to complete a timeline worksheet. Students will get more time tomorrow to work on this.

Students completed an independent informational text worksheet in class. This is due tomorrow.

Students were asked to think about an object (this could be a pet) that matters to you. They had the entire class period to write about this topic.

Students read and discussed the packet “Salt: The Rock We Eat. Students had the remainder of the class period to complete the packet. This is due tomorrow.

In the lab, students continued researching a mineral.

Students completed Lesson 3 and added 3 definitions to their vocabulary list…rate, unit rate and unit price. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. They are only required to complete 1-13.

Students turned in their content worksheet for chapter 5. Students began chapter 6. They were asked to read lesson 1 silently and complete a five question worksheet that is due tomorrow.

Students turned in their signed Weekly Note.

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Students discussed the answers to the Punch passage. Students listened and began discussing the nonfiction “Heart is in the Highlands” in the yellow book page 18-19. Students identified the main idea and we will continue looking at this piece Tuesday.

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom.

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom.

Students began a concept map containing information from the reading. We will finish this on Tuesday.

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom. Students will be completing a passage on Rock Salt. It is due Tuesday.

Students began Lesson 3. We will continue with this lesson on Monday.

Students were asked to finish summarizing chapter five by responding in writing to our nine “I can” statements. This was due at the end of the class period.

Students organized their Friday folders and need to have their Weekly Note signed and returned Monday.

Students finished the practice identifying elements of nonfiction with the YOUTUBE passage. Students were given a worksheet about a dog named Punch to practice identifying these same nonfiction elements. This is due tomorrow.

Students had a class period to write to the topic… think about a place that matters to you. Zoom in and write about that place. Writer’s Notebooks were collected at the end of this hour.

Students continued the reading for activity 15 and completed the lab sheet. Students also began a concept map containing information from the reading.

In the lab, students are working on the research for their mineral project.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students review prime factorization and defined RATIO in their spirals.

Students complete a mcap probe.

Students were asked to summarize chapter five by working in pairs, to respond in writing to our nine “I can” statements. Students are not yet done in their pairs; so, an additional period will be given tomorrow.

Students added notes about topic, topic sentence, main idea and supporting details. We began looking at a YOUTUBE passage to practice identifying these elements of nonfiction. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students had a class period to write to the topic..…think about a first time moment in your life. Zoom in and write about that moment. Writer’s Notebooks will be collected at the end of writing class tomorrow.

First, completed analysis 1-4 for activity 14 and complete the set-up for activity 15. They began reading in groups. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the lab, students completed a rough sketch of the mineral project display and began researching minerals.

Students continued with Lesson 2. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

Students turned in their lesson three worksheet. Students were asked to summarize chapter five by working in pairs, to respond in writing to our nine “I can” statements. Students will get one more class period tomorrow to complete this activity.

Students finished taking notes from pages 4-7, Fiction vs Nonfiction. In addition, students were given 2 worksheets to add to their Reading spiral…topic sentence and a paragraph on YouTube. We will add notes to these pages tomorrow.

Students reviewed the purpose of their Writer’s Notebook and wrote to the topic…think about a person who matters to you. Begin by listing small, clear moments about this person. Now, zoom in on ONE of these moments and write about this one moment.

First, students shared analysis 3 for activity 13. Students completed the set-up for activity 14, finished the chart to the procedure and began analysis 1-4. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the lab, students began researching minerals.

Students added the definition of Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple. (see a buddy, your book or me) Students were introduced to Lesson 2…what is a ratio? We will continue this lesson tomorrow.

Students continued with chapter five. In pairs, students finished reading lesson 3 and were asked to complete both sides to the worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

Signed Weekly Notes were turned in for checking.

Students began taking notes from pages 4-5, Fiction vs Nonfiction. We will continue this Monday.

Students turned in their decorated Writer’s Notebook.

Students had a discussion about diamonds. We completed analysis 2 together in class and analysis 3 in our spirals for activity 13.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students added the Chapter 1 vocabulary words (page 4) to their spirals. We will add definitions as we are introduced to them. Please make sure to skip at least 5 lines between each word as you write them.

Students continued with chapter five. In pairs, students read lesson 3 and were given a worksheet to begin. Students will get more time Monday to complete.

Friday folders came home today. Signed Weekly Notes are due Monday.

Students had one final class period to work on their Book Project. Several students turned these in today. However, projects are due tomorrow.

Students were introduced to our new writing unit, Personal Narrative. Students were introduced to their writer’s notebooks and completed a writing activity based on previously published personal narrative stories. Students need to bring in personal items from home that best represent themselves (pictures, stickers, computer printed pictures, duct tape) to personalize and decorate the cover page of their writer’s notebook for Thursday.

Students looked over activity 12 for completion. It will be collected tomorrow. Students also completed the set-up for activity 13.

Students took their Chapter 1 Pretest.

Students began chapter five. Together, we read lesson 1.

In the lab, students began a noun/adjective activity. We will work on this tomorrow as well.

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Students worked on their holiday song and reading projects. Students will get one more day in class to work on their reading projects.

Students had another class period to work on their Book Project. Students should be typing items for their project at home and bring into school to add tomorrow. These final projects are due January 4.

Students had a locker clean out and made snowflakes to decorate our hall. In addition, students worked on their group song to print and present for tomorrow.

Students took their Chapter 4 test.

Students took their chapter test.

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

Motor coach $25.00 was due today.

Students had another class period to work on their Book Project. Students should be typing items for their project at home and bring into school to add tomorrow.

Battle Book Reports were due today.

Students went over last night’s Review Guide. The chapter 4 test is tomorrow.

Students correct last night’s review guide. The chapter test is tomorrow.

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

Students had a class period to work on their Book Report. Students should be typing items for their project at home tonight.

Students had a class period to begin final edits and revisions to create a publish story. We will have one more computer lab time tomorrow. These final copies are due at the end of the hour tomorrow.

Students corrected last night’s Review Guide. Students had 2 period to review for Thursday’s test. Students have a review guide to compleye and return for tomorrow.

Students worked on the chapter 4 review guide. This is due tomorrow, and the test is Thursday.

Students began a holiday partner writing piece. Students will get more time to work on this tomorrow and Thursday.

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

Students began working on their Novel Book Report. They will continue this Monday.

Students completed Activity 12. Ask your child about an extra credit assignment for science due Tuesday.

Students corrected last night’s assignment and worked on a review guide. This is due Monday.

Students turned in their outlines, illustration and worksheet for Lesson 4.

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for****Friday, February 24, 2017****Katie, Maverick, Ty, Nick****Reading-**Students discussed and listened to the rest of Zlata’s Diary By Zlata Filpovic.

**Writing-**Some students chose to use their catch-up time to improve their personal narrative.

**Science-**Students should be working on their mineral project at home.

**Mineral Project is due Wednesday, March 1.****Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment and reviewed on white boards. Students were given a math review to complete for Monday.

Some students used a period to practice math concepts in a small group.

**Social Studies-**Students worked their Mayan Beauty advertisement for two periods. Students will get another period Monday to finish their advertisement.

**Enrichment-**Get your weekly work note signed.

Read in March 3rd: Gather a novel, a magazine, your favorite children's book and a fun book.

In the lab, students began exploring PowerPoint.

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**MICHIGAN ADVENTURE INFORMATION-JUNE 8:**We have begun collecting money…$25.00 per student, $23.00 per chaperone. We are looking for parent chaperones. If you are interested, please let us know. An informational letter went home with students, Friday, February 17.

**Work for****Thursday, February 23, 2017****Katie, Maverick, Noah, Nathan****Reading-**Students listened to a presentation by Aimee Carter, a published author.

**Writing-**Students shared their personal narrative. It was suggested to students to use their catchup period tomorrow to improve their stories.

**Science-**Students completed the second mini foundation activity… Why is there sand at a beach?

Students should be working on their mineral project at home. Project is due Wednesday, March 1.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment and worked on Lesson 7. This worksheet is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students worked on an introductory lesson to the Early Indian Civilizations. They were able to partner up on a Mayan Beauty advertisement. Students will get another period tomorrow to work on their advertisement.

**Enrichment-**In the lab, students began exploring PowerPoint.

Book orders due by Friday.

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**MICHIGAN ADVENTURE INFORMATION-JUNE 8:**We have begun collecting money…$25.00 per student, $23.00 per chaperone. We are looking for parent chaperones. If you are interested, please let us know. An informational letter went home with students, Friday, February 17.

**Work for****Wednesday, February 22, 2017****James M., Maverick, Noah and Nick****Reading-**Students turned in their vocabulary worksheet. Students began reading “Zlata’s diary and responded to 2 questions on page 384 and 385. We will continue this reading on Friday.

**Writing-**Students are beginning a Cause/Effect essay and were introduced to the words cause/effect. This definition was added to a new page start in their Writer’s Notebook. Students saw a video reinforcing this concept.

**Science-**Students completed the first mini foundation activity… Why and how do river flow?

Students should be working on their mineral project at home. Project is due Wednesday, March 1.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment and completed Lesson 6 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students began an introductory lesson to the Early Indian Civilizations. They were able to partner up on a Mayan Beauty advertisement.

**Enrichment-**In the lab, students began exploring PowerPoint.

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**MICHIGAN ADVENTURE INFORMATION-JUNE 8:**We have begun collecting money…$25.00 per student, $23.00 per chaperone. We are looking for parent chaperones. If you are interested, please let us know. An informational letter went home with students, Friday, February 17.

**Work for****Tuesday, February 21, 2017****James M., Maverick, Arianna, Jenna, Gage****Reading-**Students added their final nonfiction notes into their spirals. Students were introduced to their next story, “Zlata’s Diary” and have a vocabulary worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students are beginning a Cause/Effect essay. This essay will describe a phenomenon. Students began the unit by demonstrating what they already know about writing a Cause/Effect essay. Students had a class period to complete a prewrite to a topic. These essays were collected at the end of the hour and will be a reference for students to use throughout this unit. They can look back to see what they included or did well, and what they didn’t include or need to elaborate upon as lessons are introduced. This unit will take us to Spring Break.

**Science-**Students began a new unit: Erosion and Deposition. We set up our notebook and made predictions about the meaning of erosion and deposition.

We also looked at several mineral projects turned by previous sixth graders. In the lab, students had one more period to complete and print their research. The project is due Wednesday, March 1.

**Math-**Students completed Lesson 5 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students took the chapter 8 test.

**Students were given a conferences sign up form. We would like these returned no later than Thursday.****Enrichment-**Students turned in signed Weekly note.

Book orders due by next Friday.

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**Work for****Friday, February 17, 2017****Luke M., Danielle, Nathan, Wyatt****Reading-**Students cut and added some worksheet “rectangles” into their spirals. We will add to these on Tuesday.

**Writing-**Students were given their graded Personal Narratives. They need to KEEP these if they are choosing to take advantage of an “improving” their grade of this narrative during next Friday’s Catch Up period.

**Science-**Students will finish their research on Monday for their mineral project.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students defined terminating, repeating decimals and bar notation in their spirals.

**Social Studies-**Students reviewed for chapter 8 test. The chapter 8 test will be Tuesday. Please, study over the long weekend.

**Enrichment-**Students have their Friday Folder work coming home tonight. Please get the weekly work note signed and return it on Tuesday.

Book orders due by next Friday.

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**Work for****Thursday, February 16, 2017****Marquel, Luke M., Jose, Danielle, Maverick, Arber, Elizabeth, Jaxson****Reading-**Students are working in Unit 3...Nonfiction. Students continued taking notes in their spirals.

**Writing-**Students shared stories and discussed where improvements were needed.

**Some students are choosing to improve their stories during catch up tomorrow.****Science-**Students took the Rocks and Minerals Test.

Students will finish their research on Monday for their mineral project. We worked on this again today.

**Math-**Students corrected the chapter quiz assignment. We discussed any problem areas.

Students discussed adding and subtracting integers. They have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their review guide for scoring. We corrected together as well. The test is Tuesday; so, students will have all weekend to study.

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**Work for****Wednesday, February 15, 2017****Marquel, Luke M., Jose, Danielle, Maverick, Arber, Elizabeth, Jaxson****Reading-**Students were introduced to their next Unit 3...Nonfiction. Students began taking notes from page 378 into their spirals. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**Students studied for tomorrow’s Rocks and Minerals Test. Some students need to study more tonight.

Students will finish their research on Monday for their mineral project. We worked on this again today.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students reviewed all 3 lessons and have a chapter quiz worksheet review to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their worksheet and notes for lesson 2. Students also began the review guide for chapter 8. This is due tomorrow.

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**Work for****Tuesday, February 14, 2017****Marquel, Luke M., Danielle, Seth, Maverick, Arber****Reading-**Students took their Unit Test Fiction vs Nonfiction. We will begin a new Unit 3..Nonfiction tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students had one final opportunity to turn in their signature/edit of making improvements to their personal narrative draft as well as type and print their copy. Those who didn’t complete revision need to type or hand write their final copy at home.

**Science-**Students completed part 2 of the science review guide. The test is Thursday. Students have a self-corrected review guide to study from for the test.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed Lesson 3 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students finished reading and taking notes for lesson 2 chapter 8. Students worked on the worksheet for lesson 2. If needed, students will get more time tomorrow to finish.

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**Work for****Monday, February 13, 2017****Marquel, Allie, Luke M., Danielle, Gage, Amanda and Nicholas****Reading-**Students took time to complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two Monkey stories. Students took their story test today.

**Writing-**Students turned in their signature/edit of making improvements to their personal narrative draft. Students added these improvements and printed their final copy in the lab today.

**Science-**Students looked over activity 20. They turned in their lab sheet for scoring. Students completed analysis one and two in their spirals.

**Math-**Students added 3 definitions to the vocabulary words, rational number, opposite and absolute value. Students completed Lesson 2 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students read and took notes for lesson 2 chapter 8. Some students worked faster than others and began the worksheet for lesson 2. They will get more time tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

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**Work for****Friday, February 10, 2017****Nick, James, Jayden, Shane****Reading-**Students discussed yesterday’s story began thinking about the similarities and differences for these two stories. We will continue this on Monday.

**Writing-**Students need to make improvements to their personal narrative draft and/or adding additional parts. A parent signature is required as well. This is due Monday.

**Science-**Students completed activity 20. They were asked to hold on to their lab sheet for Monday.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Some students choose to sign up and take advantage of their Chapter 1 Math fix up opportunity during Catch Up period.

**Social Studies-**Students took the map of Latin America test.

Students turned in their notes and worksheet for lesson 1 chapter 8.

**Enrichment-**Friday folders came home today. Signed weekly note due Monday.

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**Work for****Wednesday, February 08, 2017****Jasmin****Reading-**Students read and discussed “Why monkeys live in trees”.

**Thursday: Students read and discussed “The case of the monkeys falling from the trees”. Students were assigned page****84, #1 a and b. and #4 in complete sentences. This is due tomorrow.****Writing-**Students discussed improvements needed for their personal narrative. Students were given a checklist/parent signature slip attached to their typed draft. Students need to make improvements to this draft and/or adding additional parts. A parent signature is required as well. This is due Monday.

**Thursday: Students completed and corrected a Grammar Review packet. This was collected at the end of the hour.****Science-**Students presented their group rock cycle.

**Thursday: Students were given a review guide and this is due tomorrow.****Math-**Students were introduced to Chapter 5 –Integers and the Coordinate Plane. Students took a Pretest. Students interested in completing a Chapter 1 Math Test improvement opportunity need to sign up by Friday.

**Thursday: Students added math vocabulary to their spirals and defined***integers, positive integers, negative integers*. Students completed Lesson 1 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.**Social Studies-**Students reviewed the map of Latin America. The Latin America map test will be Friday.

Students took notes on a map of Latin America as we read lesson 1 chapter 8.

**Thursday: Students continued reading Lesson 1****and jotting important aspects from the reading onto their map sheet. They have a worksheet due for tomorrow along with their map sheet. In addition, students need to study for the Latin America test for Friday.****Enrichment-**Pasta for Pennies has begun. Students are off to an amazing start. Thanks for all the donations!!

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**Work for****Tuesday, February 07, 2017****Shane, Jose, Jayden****Reading-**Students turned in their vocabulary worksheet. They also watch a play presented by MMS students.

Students had some time to read their novels as well.

**Writing-**Students turned in their improved personal narrative showing better word choices, use of figurative language and added adjectives.

**Science-**Students worked on their group presentation of the rock cycle. Students should be ready to present tomorrow.

**Math-**Students took The Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates. Students were given two full class periods to complete the test.

**Social Studies-**Students reviewed the map of Latin America. The Latin America map test will be Friday.

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**Work for****Monday, February 06, 2017****Maverick and Shane****Reading-**Students turned in their “Test Practice” book pages from Friday. Students discussed their next two “Monkey” stories and were given a vocabulary worksheet that is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students discussed improving their personal narrative by looking at word choices, using figurative language and adjectives. Students were asked to look to improve at least 3 sentences by tomorrow.

**Science-**Students worked on their group presentation of the rock cycle. Students will get one more full class period to work with their group. At home, students should be preparing for their presentation.

**Math-**Students corrected Friday’s Review Guides. The Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates will be tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students reviewed the map of Latin America. Students began reading together chapter 8 lesson one. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Students turned in their signed Weekly Note.

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Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

**Work for Thursday, February 02, 2017 and Friday, February 03, 2017****Reading-**Students discussed their “Drive in Movies” test. Students have an informational worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Friday: Students read from pages****64 and 65,132 and 133, 166-169. There are several multiple choice answers to complete from each selection. This is due Monday.****Writing-**Students discussed improving their personal narrative. They listened to some other published personal narratives. Students had time to get in groups and share their stories with one another for improvement. They were looking for a flowing story line with transitions for one story point to another. Students need to make improvements to their story thinking about seed moment, flow (sequence of events) of story, lead and ending. This is due Monday.

**Science-**Students worked on their group presentation of the rock cycle. Students will get two more full class periods to work with the group. At home, students should be preparing for their presentation.

**Friday: Students have a “Dig This” article worksheet to complete for Monday.****Math-**Students were given a Review Guide and had the entire hour to work on this. It is due tomorrow.

**Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates will be next Tuesday.****Friday: Students received a 2nd Review Guide. Both Reviews are due Monday.****Social Studies-**Students reviewed the map of Latin America. Students had the remainder of the hour to define the 15 terms for chapter 8. Students should finish this tonight and study the terms.

**Friday: Students watched a video on Canada and summarized what they learned.****Enrichment-**Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

**Friday: Friday folders were passed out. These signed Weekly Notes are due Monday.****Work for****Wednesday, February 01, 2017****Arianna W., Taylor, Cooper and Jasmin****Reading-**Students took their “Drive in Movies” test today.

**Writing-**Students had computer time today to type their sloppy copy. This first draft was printed and turned in today.

**Science-**Students were introduced to their group presentation of the rock cycle. I will meet with groups tomorrow to hear their plan.

In the lab, students are working on their mineral project research.

**Math-**Students corrected Lesson 7.

**Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates will be next Tuesday.****Social Studies-**Students worked on their map of Latin America. These are due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

**Work for****Tuesday, January 31, 2017****Michael, James M., Jaxson, Nick and Jasmin****Reading-**Students finished their discussion of “Drive in Movies”. Students will take a test based upon this story tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students showed their complete draft for a grade. Students discussed a good conclusion and wrote one for their draft.

**Science-**Students worked on their individual rock cycle displays. These are due tomorrow.

In the lab, students are working on their mineral project research.

**Math-**Students corrected Lesson 6 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates will be next Tuesday.****Social Studies-**Students worked on their map of Latin America. They will get time tomorrow to finish.

**Enrichment-**Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

**Sorry this was not posted yesterday, the website would not load: Work for****Monday, January 30, 2017****Adriana S., Nathan and Michael****Reading-**Students visited a presentation about the Battle of the Books completion from the Mason Library. Students were put in groups of 5 and need to read at least one of 5 novels. Students were given their novel today and a purple brochure. This needs to be signed by the student and parents and returned tomorrow. This is part of a Writing Grade.

**Writing-**Students had time to work on their draft and think about a good lead and conclusion. This sloppy copy first draft is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students completed their group rock cycle and began individual displays. They will get more time tomorrow.

In the lab, students are working on their mineral project research.

**Math-**Students corrected the 2 mid chapter checks from Friday. Students completed Lesson 6 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Chapter 1 Test-Ratio and Rates will be next Tuesday.****Social Studies-**Students began a map of Latin America. They will get more class time tomorrow to finish.

**Enrichment-**Weekly Notes were signed and returned today.

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

**Work for****Friday, January 27, 2017****Ava, Abby, James Mc, Adrianna S, Payton and Jenna****Reading-**Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students listened to the story,

*“Drive in Movies*”. We completed a few oral questions and will continue this Monday.**Science-**Students discussed the rock cycle. We drew an illustration in our science spirals and began a group illustration.

In the lab, students are working on researching a myth or legend about their mineral.

**Math-**Students corrected Lesson 5. Students have a mid-chapter check (page 44) to complete and a Chapter Quiz worksheet to complete for Monday.

**Social Studies-**In groups, students worked on their group content sheet. These were due at the end of the day.

**Enrichment-**Friday folders came home today. Signed Weekly Note is due Monday. (Reminder…..this is the first week of the marking period. There are not a lot of grades entered into the grade book at this time.)

Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

**Work for****Thursday, January 26, 2017****Arber, Jenna****Reading-**Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students were introduced to our next story,

*“Drive in Movies*” and vocabulary. Students have 2 vocabulary worksheets to complete for tomorrow.**Writing-**Students had the entire class period to begin writing their sloppy copy to their personal narrative. Students will continue with this on Monday.

**Science-**Students turned in their soapy stress worksheet. Students started activity 18. We completed the set-up, held a discussion and watched a video on the rock cycle.

In the lab, students should all be working on researching a myth or legend about their mineral.

**Math-**Students completed Lesson 5 and the five vocabulary words from this lesson. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**In groups, students worked on their group content sheet. These were collected at the end of the hour.

**Enrichment-**Please see the extra credit that has been posted for third making period.

**Work for****Wednesday, January 25, 2017****Reading-**Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students were introduced to Point of View. We watched a video and students have a worksheet (back side) to complete for tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students had Library time.

**Science-**Students completed activity 17. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. The bonus question is optional.

In the lab, students completed their usage research and began pulling together a myth or legend about their mineral.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students began discussing the vocabulary to Lesson 5 and completed the vocabulary words on page 47. We will complete Lesson 5 tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**In groups, students finished reading lesson 4 and worked on their group content sheet. These were collected at the end of the hour and students will be given more time tomorrow if needed.

**Work for Tuesday, January 24, 2017****Reading-**Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. Students discussed yesterday’s assignment answers as well as the Grayling/Heart in the Highland packet.

**Writing-**Students were introduced to picking a topic. Students wrote a seed moments and sequential events in their notebook. Students shared their seed moment of the idea they will be writing about for their Personal Narrative. This will be an ongoing writing assignment until the final draft is published. (3-4 weeks)

**Science-**Students continued with activity 17. They completed the lab and should be able to explain and illustrate shear stress, tensional stress, and compressional stress. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

In the lab, students completed their property research and began pulling together the usages of their minerals.

**Math-**Students finished discussing Lesson 4. Students defined scaling in their notes. Students have a worksheet that is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**In groups, students completed the lesson 3 worksheet for chapter 6. They were asked to read lesson 4 together. Once finished, students were given a group content sheet to complete. These were collected at the end of the hour. They will receive more time tomorrow to complete it.

**Enrichment-**Reminder: When a marking period ends, there is a few days in which parents do not have access to grades on skyward. No worries, it only last a few days.

**Work for Monday, January 23, 2017****Marquel, Abby, Lilly and James Mc****Reading-**Students turned in Friday’s assignment. Students were introduced to making predictions. They watched the Pixar movie

**and completed a prediction log. Students completed a worksheet (front side with definitions) together and they have the back side to complete for tomorrow.***Lifted***Writing-**Students were introduced to seed moments and sequential events. Students were asked in their Writer’s Notebook to make the topic “My morning” (today) into a seed statement. Example: I spilled my milk this morning. Next, they were asked to list the 5 sequential events that focus around…the spilled milk. This can be a list of 5..first, second, third, fourth and lastly OR you can sketch each of these moments. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students began activity 17. They completed the set-up and were introduced to the three types of stress applied on rocks.

In the lab, students completed their location research and began pulling together the properties of their minerals.

**Math-**Students continued working on Lesson 4. Students were asked to complete pg. 41 “Got it”, pg. 42 #3 and pg. 43 #2. These are due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**In groups, students read lesson 3 for chapter 6. They were given a worksheet to complete as well. If needed, students will have time tomorrow to finish.

**Enrichment-**Signed Friday folders were turned in today.

Reminder: When a marking period ends, there is a few days in which parents do not have access to grades on Skyward. No worries, it only last a few days.

**Work for Friday, January 20, 2017****Arianna****Reading-**Students finished discussing the story “Greyling” by Jane Yolen. Students identified the theme in their spiral notebooks. Students have a response packet to complete for the weekend. This is due Monday.

**Science-**Students completed activity 16.

**Math-**During the hour, students completed the winter RCBM screener while looked their mistake a practice MCOMP math worksheet.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their worksheet. Students had an opportunity to watch the Presidential Inauguration.

**Enrichment-**Friday folders came home today. Today is the last day of the 2nd marking period. Signed weekly notes are due Monday.

**Work for Thursday, January 19, 2017****Luke M., Emerson****Reading-**Students listened to “Greyling” fictional story by Jane Yolen. Students began discussing this story. Our goal is to be able to identify the theme after discussing various element.

**Writing-**Students were introduced to examples of “zooming in and writing about a small moment” as well organizing our writing in a sequential order. Students shared some of their examples as well as viewed several examples. Students were asked to turn in their Writer’s Notebook for evaluation at the end of the hour.

**Science-**Students began activity 16. They completed the set-up and began the lab sheet as a group for their investigation.

In the lab, students will continue researching a mineral next week.

**Math-**Students were introduced to the first part of Lesson 4. Students defined ratio table and equivalent ratio. Students were asked to complete a and b of the “Got its” at the bottom of page 40.

**Social Studies-**Students completed their worksheet for chapter 6 lesson 2 and turned them in for scoring. Students also read the citizenship passage with their partner and began a ten question evaluation of the passage. This is due tomorrow.

**Work for Wednesday, January 18, 2017****James Mc.****Reading-**Students turned in their informational text worksheet. Students finished listened to (again) and discussed “My Heart is in the Highlands” for a main idea.

**Writing-**Students were asked to make a choice about what they wrote about today. Think about an object (this could be a pet), person, place or first moment that matters to you. They had the entire class period to write about this topic. They should have approximatively one page written.

**Science-**Students completed their group rock concept map.

In the lab, students continued researching a mineral. They should be close to done with researching where their mineral can be found.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their worksheet for chapter 6 lesson 1. Students read lesson 2 and worked with a partner to complete a timeline worksheet. Students will get more time tomorrow to work on this.

**Work for Monday, January 16, 2017****James Mc, Seth, Nathan, Abby and Cooper****Reading-**Students completed an independent informational text worksheet in class. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students were asked to think about an object (this could be a pet) that matters to you. They had the entire class period to write about this topic.

**Science-**Students read and discussed the packet “Salt: The Rock We Eat. Students had the remainder of the class period to complete the packet. This is due tomorrow.

In the lab, students continued researching a mineral.

**Math-**Students completed Lesson 3 and added 3 definitions to their vocabulary list…rate, unit rate and unit price. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. They are only required to complete 1-13.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their content worksheet for chapter 5. Students began chapter 6. They were asked to read lesson 1 silently and complete a five question worksheet that is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Students turned in their signed Weekly Note.

**Scholorship opportunity**: Just a quick note today. I just received information in the mail about Kroger’s annual “I Can Make A Difference” scholarship in celebration of Black History Month.The scholarship is open to all current 4th-12th grade Michigan student. The scholarship categories are: art, essay, music and poetry. There are $80,000 in prizes up for grabs, including some large scholarships towards future education.

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**Work for****Friday, January 13, 2017****Jaxson****Reading-**Students discussed the answers to the Punch passage. Students listened and began discussing the nonfiction “Heart is in the Highlands” in the yellow book page 18-19. Students identified the main idea and we will continue looking at this piece Tuesday.

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom.

**Writing-**Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom.

**Science-**Students began a concept map containing information from the reading. We will finish this on Tuesday.

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom. Students will be completing a passage on Rock Salt. It is due Tuesday.

**Math-**Students began Lesson 3. We will continue with this lesson on Monday.

**Social Studies-**Students were asked to finish summarizing chapter five by responding in writing to our nine “I can” statements. This was due at the end of the class period.

**Students were given a content worksheet to complete that is due Monday. It counts as a test score.****Enrichment-**Students organized their Friday folders and need to have their Weekly Note signed and returned Monday.

**Work for****Thursday, January 12, 2017****Kenna, Ethan E., Marquel****Reading-**Students finished the practice identifying elements of nonfiction with the YOUTUBE passage. Students were given a worksheet about a dog named Punch to practice identifying these same nonfiction elements. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students had a class period to write to the topic… think about a place that matters to you. Zoom in and write about that place. Writer’s Notebooks were collected at the end of this hour.

**Science-**Students continued the reading for activity 15 and completed the lab sheet. Students also began a concept map containing information from the reading.

In the lab, students are working on the research for their mineral project.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students review prime factorization and defined RATIO in their spirals.

Students complete a mcap probe.

**Social Studies-**Students were asked to summarize chapter five by working in pairs, to respond in writing to our nine “I can” statements. Students are not yet done in their pairs; so, an additional period will be given tomorrow.

**Work for Wednesday, January 11, 2017****Reading-**Students added notes about topic, topic sentence, main idea and supporting details. We began looking at a YOUTUBE passage to practice identifying these elements of nonfiction. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students had a class period to write to the topic..…think about a first time moment in your life. Zoom in and write about that moment. Writer’s Notebooks will be collected at the end of writing class tomorrow.

**Science-**First, completed analysis 1-4 for activity 14 and complete the set-up for activity 15. They began reading in groups. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the lab, students completed a rough sketch of the mineral project display and began researching minerals.

**Math-**Students continued with Lesson 2. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their lesson three worksheet. Students were asked to summarize chapter five by working in pairs, to respond in writing to our nine “I can” statements. Students will get one more class period tomorrow to complete this activity.

**Work for****Monday, January 09, 2017****Elizabeth****Reading-**Students finished taking notes from pages 4-7, Fiction vs Nonfiction. In addition, students were given 2 worksheets to add to their Reading spiral…topic sentence and a paragraph on YouTube. We will add notes to these pages tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students reviewed the purpose of their Writer’s Notebook and wrote to the topic…think about a person who matters to you. Begin by listing small, clear moments about this person. Now, zoom in on ONE of these moments and write about this one moment.

**Science-**First, students shared analysis 3 for activity 13. Students completed the set-up for activity 14, finished the chart to the procedure and began analysis 1-4. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the lab, students began researching minerals.

**Math-**Students added the definition of Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple. (see a buddy, your book or me) Students were introduced to Lesson 2…what is a ratio? We will continue this lesson tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students continued with chapter five. In pairs, students finished reading lesson 3 and were asked to complete both sides to the worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Signed Weekly Notes were turned in for checking.

**Work for****Friday, January 06, 2017****Abby, James Mc, Jaxson and Emersyn****Reading-**Students began taking notes from pages 4-5, Fiction vs Nonfiction. We will continue this Monday.

**Writing-**Students turned in their decorated Writer’s Notebook.

**Science-**Students had a discussion about diamonds. We completed analysis 2 together in class and analysis 3 in our spirals for activity 13.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students added the Chapter 1 vocabulary words (page 4) to their spirals. We will add definitions as we are introduced to them. Please make sure to skip at least 5 lines between each word as you write them.

**Social Studies-**Students continued with chapter five. In pairs, students read lesson 3 and were given a worksheet to begin. Students will get more time Monday to complete.

**Enrichment-**Friday folders came home today. Signed Weekly Notes are due Monday.

**Work for****Wednesday, January 04, 2017****and Thursday, January 05, 2017****Jayden, Abby and Emersyn****Reading-****Wednesday:**Students turned in their Book Project. Students took their MAZE winter screener and were introduced to our next Reading Unit 1..Fiction vs Nonfiction.**Thursday:**Students shared their Book Report Project with table mates. They had the remainder of the hour to read independently.**Writing-****Wednesday:**Students had Library today.**Thursday:**Students had the entire class period to decorate and personalize their writer’s notebook. These are due tomorrow.**Science-****Wednesday:**Students completed the procedure for activity 13 and discussed the mineral property worksheet they completed.**Thursday:**Students have an article and a ten question worksheet to complete. If lines are provided, they must answer in a complete sentence.**Math-****Wednesday:**Students took their MCOMP and MCAP winter screeners.**Thursday:**Students completed Lesson 1 of Chapter 1, Ratios and Rates. They have a skills worksheet to complete for Friday.**Social Studies-****Wednesday:**Students continued with chapter five. Independently, students read lesson 2 and were given a ten question worksheet to complete for tomorrow.**Thursday:**Students watched a video on Canada’s history. The viewer’s guide side of the worksheet is due tomorrow and will count as a grade. The pretest side of the worksheet should have been completed in class, but it is not going to be graded.**Enrichment-****Wednesday:**In the lab, students continued a noun/adjective activity. This should have been completed by the end of the period. However, some students will get more time Friday to complete it.**Work for Tuesday, January 03, 2017****Jayden, Abby, Emily and Hannah****Reading-**Students had one final class period to work on their Book Project. Several students turned these in today. However, projects are due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students were introduced to our new writing unit, Personal Narrative. Students were introduced to their writer’s notebooks and completed a writing activity based on previously published personal narrative stories. Students need to bring in personal items from home that best represent themselves (pictures, stickers, computer printed pictures, duct tape) to personalize and decorate the cover page of their writer’s notebook for Thursday.

**Science-**Students looked over activity 12 for completion. It will be collected tomorrow. Students also completed the set-up for activity 13.

**Math-**Students took their Chapter 1 Pretest.

**Social Studies-**Students began chapter five. Together, we read lesson 1.

**Enrichment-**In the lab, students began a noun/adjective activity. We will work on this tomorrow as well.

**Work for Friday, December 16, 2016**Jasmin and Abby

Students worked on their holiday song and reading projects. Students will get one more day in class to work on their reading projects.

**Have a safe and happy holiday break!****Work for Thursday, December 15, 2016****Danielle and Adrianna S.****Reading-**Students had another class period to work on their Book Project. Students should be typing items for their project at home and bring into school to add tomorrow. These final projects are due January 4.

**Writing-**Students had a locker clean out and made snowflakes to decorate our hall. In addition, students worked on their group song to print and present for tomorrow.

**Math-**Students took their Chapter 4 test.

**Social Studies-**Students took their chapter test.

**Enrichment-**Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

Motor coach $25.00 was due today.

**Work for Wednesday, December 14, 2016****Danielle****Reading-**Students had another class period to work on their Book Project. Students should be typing items for their project at home and bring into school to add tomorrow.

**Writing-**Battle Book Reports were due today.

**Math-**Students went over last night’s Review Guide. The chapter 4 test is tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students correct last night’s review guide. The chapter test is tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Tuesday, December 13, 2016****James M and Abby****Reading-**Students had a class period to work on their Book Report. Students should be typing items for their project at home tonight.

**Writing-**Students had a class period to begin final edits and revisions to create a publish story. We will have one more computer lab time tomorrow. These final copies are due at the end of the hour tomorrow.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s Review Guide. Students had 2 period to review for Thursday’s test. Students have a review guide to compleye and return for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students worked on the chapter 4 review guide. This is due tomorrow, and the test is Thursday.

**Enrichment-**Students began a holiday partner writing piece. Students will get more time to work on this tomorrow and Thursday.

**Weekly Notes were turned in today.****Adopt a Family items were due today.****Battle Book Report #2 - due tomorrow.**Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Friday, December 09, 2016****James M, Sarah****Reading-**Students began working on their Novel Book Report. They will continue this Monday.

**Science-**Students completed Activity 12. Ask your child about an extra credit assignment for science due Tuesday.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment and worked on a review guide. This is due Monday.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their outlines, illustration and worksheet for Lesson 4.

**Enrichment-****Get your weekly note signed.****Adopt a Family items are Due December 13.****Battle Book Report #2 - due December 14**Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Wednesday, December 07, 2016****and Thursday, December 08,2016****Michael and Abby****Reading-****Wednesday**: Student’s continued worked on their Book Group notes. These are due Friday. Students were introduced to their independent Novel Book Report.**Thursday:**Students have the entire hour to finish working on their Book Group Notes. Once finished, these are turned in and students begin working independently on their book report brainstorm sheet.**Writing-****Wednesday**:Students turned in their typed sloppy copies. Students had Library time.**Thursday:**Students had the entire class period to improve their Descriptive Stories.**Science-****Wednesday**:Students turned in their edited paragraph about the rocks they observed from Friday. Students began to complete the chart for Activity 12.**Thursday:**Students continue watching “National Treasure”.**Math-****Wednesday**:Students corrected last night’s assignment and were introduced to Lesson 8. They have a worksheet that is due tomorrow. ONLY problems 1-15.**Thursday:**Students corrected last night’s assignment and were give a division review worksheet that is due Friday.**Social Studies-****Wednesday**:Students had a class period to finish their outline for Lesson 4. This is due tomorrow.**Thursday:**Students were given a worksheet for Lesson 4 and asked to complete an illustration based upon the Northwest Coast Indians. This is due Friday.**Enrichment-****Adopt a Family items are Due December 13.****Battle Book Report #2 - due December 14**Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Tuesday, December 06, 2016**