**Work for**

**Friday, May 22, 2015**

**Devon, Alissa and Gavin**

**Reading-**

Students were assigned parts to their Reader’s Theater play and practiced their parts together. Students will begin to perform for their final test grade Monday, June 1.

**Writing-**

Students are thinking about which moment they want to expand and publish. Students will be working on this final piece Tuesday and Wednesday. Final copy is due Thursday typed or written in ink. This will be worth a final test grade.

**Science-**

Students took the vocab test. Next Wednesday will be the unit test.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 4. Students were given a worksheet to complete and due Tuesday.

**Social Studies-**

Student turned in their worksheets for chapter 17 lesson 1-4. Both worksheets are due tomorrow.

Students took the Central America map test.

**Enrichment-**

**There will be no more Friday folders. Today was the last day of the folder. Students can check grades on line for the remainder of the school year.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, May 21, 2015**

**Devon, Owen, Addison, Izaac**

**Reading-**

Students were assigned parts to their Reader’s Theater play and practiced their parts together.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their writing on a personal surprising moment. Students were introduced to the expectations of their final memoir moment. Students will have some upcoming class time to improve ONE of their rough draft moments.

**Science-**

Students need to study for Friday’s science test on only the vocabulary. Students were instructed to put their vocabulary pop quiz in their science folder to use a study guide.

Next Tuesday, will be the unit test.

**Math-**

Students were introduced to Lesson 4. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Student were given 2 two sided worksheets for chapter 17 lesson 1-4. Both worksheets are due tomorrow.

Students need to study for the Central America map test. The test is tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- COST: $22.00 per person due tomorrow.**

Book order went home today. They are due back Tuesday.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, May 20, 2015**

**Devon, Harley**

**Reading-**

Students were assigned parts to their Reader’s Theater play and read through them numerous times to familiarize them with their part.

**Writing-**

Students were introduce to writing a personal surprising moment. This writing piece is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students corrected their review guide and studied vocabulary words.

Friday’s science test will be on only the vocabulary. Students were instructed to put their vocabulary pop quiz in their science folder to use a study guide.

Next Tuesday, will be the unit test.

**Math-**

Students took the Math Performance Task for the Mstep.

**Social Studies-**

Students were given a two sided worksheet for chapter 17 lesson 1 and 2. This is due tomorrow.

Students reviewed the map.

The map test will be this Friday.

**Enrichment-**

Students took the Math Performance Task for the Mstep.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due this Friday.**

**Work for**

**Tuesday, May 19, 2015**

**Elijah, Izaac**

**Reading-**

MStep for Math

**Writing-**

Students turned in their frustrating moment.

**Science-**

Students reviewed vocabulary.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. MStep for Math.

**Social Studies-**

Students had class time to finish their questions from yesterday’s video.

Students reviewed the map.

The map test will be Friday, May 22.

**Enrichment-**

**Last day for Mstep is tomorrow periods 1-2**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for**

**Monday, May 18, 2015**

**Devon**

**Reading-**

Students looked through 8 scripts to select the script they want to perform as a part of our Reader’s Theater Unit.

**Writing-**

Students had a class period to write about a frustrating moment. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students turned in Activity 87 lab sheet and the pros and cons chart.

Students review vocab and worked on a review guide. The review guide is due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 3. They have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the Central America map.

The map test will be Friday, May 22.

Students watched a United Streaming video titled

__Central America Today: Life in Central America__. Students were instructed to jot down answers as they watched the video. Afterwards, they were asked to begin answering in complete sentences ten of the eleven questions. They will get more time tomorrow to work on this.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly note.

**Mstep testing for math tomorrow periods 1-4. Our last day for Mstep is Wednesday periods 1-2**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for Friday, May 15, 2015**

**Izaac**

**Reading-**

MStep testing during this time.

**Writing-**

MStep testing during this time.

**Science-**

Students had class time to complete the Activity 87 lab sheet. Students began the pros and cons chart. This chart is due Monday.

**Math-**

MStep testing during this time.

**Social Studies-**

The map test will be Friday, May 22.

**Enrichment-**

Weekly Note signed due Monday

**Mstep testing next week for McCoy/Dodendorf students:**

**Tuesday periods 1-4 and Wednesday periods 1-2**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, May 14, 2015**

**Elijah**

**Reading-**

MStep testing during this time.

**Writing-**

MStep testing during this time.

**Science-**

Students will be putting their invasive species PowerPoint to music the next time we are in the computer lab for science.

**Math-**

MStep testing during this time.

**Social Studies-**

The map test will be Friday, May 22.

**Enrichment-**

**Mstep - Friday periods 1-3**

**Mstep testing next week for McCoy/Dodendorf students:**

**Tuesday periods 1-4 and Wednesday periods 1-2**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for**

**Wednesday, May 13, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their poem review packet.

Students were also introduced to Readers’ Theater.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their sad moment rough draft.

**Science-**

Students will be putting their invasive species PowerPoint to music the next time we are in the computer lab for science.

Students continued activity 87. They are working on a lab sheet to complete. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students added lesson 2/3 vocabulary to their spirals. We began lesson 3 and will continue this tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the map of Central America. The map test will be Friday, May 22.

Students worked as a group to complete Central America’s Heritage questionnaire. These were due at the end of the hour.

**Enrichment-**

**Sorry for all the changes:**

**Mstep testing tomorrow and Friday:**

**Thursday periods 1,2,4 and Friday periods 1-3**

**Mstep testing next week for McCoy/Dodendorf students:**

**Tuesday periods 1-4 and Wednesday periods 1-2**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for**

**Tuesday, May 12, 2015**

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**Reading-**

Students read and discussed the poem, Wilbur and Orville Wright. Students have a review packet to complete about all 3 poems. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students are beginning some creative writing tasks. Students turned in yesterday’s happy moment rough drafts. Today, students were asked to think about a sad moment and write about it. This sad moment rough draft is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students will be putting their invasive species PowerPoint to music the next time we are in the computer lab for science.

Students discussed activity 85. We will continue activity 87 tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed lesson 2 and have a worksheet to complete.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in the chapter 15 review on page 336. (Review vocabulary 1-5 and Reviewing facts 1-15)

Students reviewed the map of Central America. The map test will be Friday, May 22.

Students watched a video on Central America’s Heritage and worked on a group activity. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**Sorry for all the changes:**

**Mstep testing this week for McCoy/Dodendorf students:**

**Thursday periods 1,2,4 and Friday periods 1-3**

**Mstep testing next week for McCoy/Dodendorf students:**

**Tuesday periods 1-4 and Wednesday periods 1-2**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for**

**Monday, May 11, 2015**

**Gabe**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their vocabulary packet. Students read and discussed the poem Isabel and Ankylosaurus on page 564 and 568. Students responded to various questions based upon these poems. We will continue another poem tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students are beginning some creative writing tasks. Students were introduced to thinking of moments that created an emotion for them. Today students thought about happy moments. Students had class time to describe a happy moment in their life. This rough draft is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students worked on completing their invasive species PowerPoint. We will be putting it to music the next time we are in the computer lab for science.

Students completed the procedure for activity 85. The stop and thinks were turned in for scoring.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 1. They have a worksheet due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students completed the chapter 15 review on page 336. (Review vocabulary 1-5 and Reviewing facts 1-15)

Reminder- Do

**not**write in a complete sentence. Short answers allowed!

**Enrichment-**

**Sorry for all the changes:**

**Mstep testing this week for McCoy/Dodendorf students:**

**Thursday periods 1,2,4 and Friday periods 1-3**

**Mstep testing next week for McCoy/Dodendorf students:**

**Tuesday periods 1-4 and Wednesday periods 1-2**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for**

**Friday, May 08, 2015**

**Avery P, Gabe, Alivia and Harley**

**Reading-**

Students discussed the poems that we will be working on next week. Students received a vocabulary packet and had the class hour to work on. This is due Monday.

**Writing-**

The final copy of

__The Circuit__Literary Essay was due today.

**Science-**

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

Students completed the procedure for activity 85. The stop and thinks were turned in for scoring.

**Math-**

Students were introduced to Unit 8 Functions and Inequalities. Students added the chapter’s vocabulary in their spiral and defined all words from Lesson 1. Students began lesson 1 and will continue this on Monday.

**Social Studies-**

Students read chapter 15 lesson 1. They were asked to write a paragraph complete one of the three “I can” statements.

*I can

**explain**why the Eastern Lowlands receive a lot of rain each year!

* I can name the areas of Central America that lie in the tierra caliente.

* I can

**describe**how the landscape of Central America has changed in the last 500 years!

**Enrichment-**

Get weekly note signed.

State changed Mstep Days:

**Mstep testing begins next week:**

**Wednesday, Thursday and Friday hours 1-3**

We will also have Mstep:

We will also have Mstep:

**May 18, 19 and 20 hours 1-3**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, May 07, 2015**

**Elijah, Chandler, Gabe**

**Reading-**

Students discussed the song “If Today was your Last Day.” We looked over various poetry vocabulary presented in the book. We will begin examining poems tomorrow.

**Writing-**

The final copy of

__The Circuit__Literary Essay is due Friday.

**Science-**

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

Students watched a video on plant and animal cells. Students began a drawing activity of both types of cells. This is due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment and were given a review guide to complete. It is due Wednesday.

**Chapter 7 test Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students finished reading chapter 15 lesson 1. They were asked to write a paragraph complete one of the three “I can” statements.

*I can

**describe**how Central America was formed!

* I can

**explain**why the soil of the Central Highlands is so fertile!

* I can

**discuss**why most Central Americans live in the Central Highlands!

Many students finished today, but it is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Wednesday, May 06, 2015**

**Savannah K, Devon**

**Reading-**

Students presented their lyrics to the class.

**Writing-**

The final copy of

__The Circuit__Literary Essay is due Friday.

**Science-**

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

Students watched a video on plant and animal cells. They also answered video review questions. These were turned in for scoring.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment and were given a review guide to complete. It is due Wednesday.

**Chapter 7 test Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their Central America Map.

**Enrichment-**

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due tomorrow.**

**Work for Tuesda**

**y, May 054, 2015**

**??????Mrs. D , Mrs. McCoy**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to practice presenting their lyrics to the class. Those finished had DEAR. This presentation will be performed on Wednesday.

**Writing-**

Students had class time to revise their rough draft for

__The Circuit__Literary Essay. The final copy is due Friday.

**Science-**

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment and were given a review guide to complete. It is due Wednesday.

**Chapter 7 test Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students watched a video on the geography of Central America. Student answered questions while they watched. We will finish these questions Wednesday in class.

Students also worked on a political map of Central America. It is due Wednesday.

**Enrichment-**

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Monday, May 04, 2015**

**Hannah, Michelle, Harley, Cam, Julia, Ellen and Isabel**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to practice presenting their lyrics to the class. This presentation will be Wednesday.

**Writing-**

Students had class time to revise their rough draft due for

__The Circuit__Literary Essay. The final copy is due Friday.

**Science-**

Students worked in the computer lab on their invasive species PowerPoint.

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

**Math-**

Students practiced using the multiplication equality property with various problems. Students were then given a front/back review assignment that is due tomorrow.

**Chapter 7 test Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students read pages 324-328 on the land of Central America!

They were asked to

**describe**how Central America was formed,

**explain**why the soil of the Central Highlands is so fertile and

**discuss**why most Central Americas live in the Central Highlands!

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Friday, May 01, 2015**

**Owen**

**Reading-**

Students had their last class period to work on creating their own lyrics to “We didn’t start the fire by Billy Joel. These lyrics were turned in at the end of class today.

**Writing-**

Rough draft due for

__The Circuit__Literary Essay were turned in today.

**Science-**

Students completed a checkpoint review and took a pop vocabulary quiz.

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students were introduced to lesson 5 by reviewing all the other lessons. A group review was completed together in class.

**Social Studies-**

Students finished their Mexico Display!

**Enrichment-**

Students need to get their weekly work note signed.

$3.00 t-shirt money was turned in today.

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, April 30, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students continued working on the song lyrics. Students should have these lyrics completed by the end of the hour tomorrow. (8 lines, tribe activity for “We didn’t start the fire.”)

**Writing-**

Students had a final class period to work on the rough draft Literary Essay for the book

__The Circuit__. Typed rough drafts are due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students had a video quiz activity on food chains and webs. This was due at the end of the period.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 4 of chapter 7. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued working on their Mexico Display! It is due at the end of the day Friday. Therefore, some students need to work on this at home tonight.

**Enrichment-**

**Field day date**changed…Wednesday,

**May 6**

**$3.00**for field day

**t-shirt**due

**May 1.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder**-

Chaperones need to complete the background check form with a copy of their license.

**Cost: $22.00 per person due May 22**

Battle Book Report #4 (last one) is due May 7.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, April 29, 2015**

**Avery , Hayden**

**Reading-**

Students continued working on creating their own lyrics to “We didn’t start the fire by Billy Joel.

**Writing-**

Students had class time to work on the rough draft for their Literary Essay for

__The Circuit__. We will work on this the rest of the week. Typed rough draft due Friday.

**Science-**

Students turned in their food web.

Students complete the procedure for activity 79. The lab sheet was due at the end of the period.

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed lesson 4….added vocabulary to their notes. We will continue this chapter tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued working on their Mexico Display! Our goal is to be done by Friday.

**Enrichment-**

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Tuesday, April 28, 2015**

**Izaac, Cam**

**Reading-**

Students continued working on creating their own lyrics to “We didn’t start the fire by Billy Joel.

**Writing-**

Students had class time to work on the rough draft for their Literary Essay for

__The Circuit__. We will work on this the rest of the week. Typed rough draft due Friday.

**Science-**

Students worked on a food web example. These are due tomorrow. See below for specific requirements:

• Title: Food Web

• Begin with the sun

• Include three producers

• Include three consumers

• Include three decomposers

• Label by name and type of food chain member

• Include energy transfer arrows going in the correct direction

• Bring the energy arrows around full circle

• Add color to the illustrations and a title

Students need to come up with a good song to put in their invasive species PowerPoint.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed the mid chapter check on page 546 and the chapter quiz worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued working on their Mexico Display! Our goal is to be done by Friday.

**Enrichment-**

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Monday, April 27, 2015**

**Michelle, Chance**

**Reading-**

Students began creating their own lyrics to “We didn't start the fire by Billy Joel. WE will continue this tomorrow.

**Writing-**

In preparation to the sixth grade Mstep, students were exposed to a sample M-step reading/writing prompt with questions.

**Science-**

Students had a full class period to work on their invasive species PowerPoint. Students need to come up with a good song to put in their PowerPoint.

**Math-**

Students worked through sample problems involving subtraction in equations. Students were given a worksheet for lesson three to complete at home. Work must be shown and it is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students are continuing this week working on their Mexico Display! Our goal is to be done by Friday.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Friday, April 24, 2015**

Elijah, Cam

**Social Studies-**

Students spent the day bartering. It was amazing and very impressive! We also had a greet discussion about the experience!

**Enrichment-**

Students need to get their weekly work note signed.

Reminder: Students have been given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for Thursday, April 23, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students have now added all types of figurative language cut outs in their spirals. Students were introduced to an allusion…’We didn’t start the fire’ by Billy Joel. We discussed the meanings behind this song and began talking about the events that this song covers. We will be working with this song all next week as students begin to think of a new verse to add to the song post 1989 to present day using figurative language.

**Science-**

Students were given 15 minutes to complete their Rayner Park illustrations. These are due tomorrow.

Students took vocabulary notes in their spirals. We examined food webs and discussed producers, consumers and decomposers. Students drew a picture of each. These were collected today. Students also began a discussion on creating an example of a food web. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students must have their bartering day items here at school tomorrow. The item must match their poster in the classroom.

Students had a class period to work on their Mexico displays.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Wednesday, April 22, 2015**

**Emily**

**Reading-**

Students corrected last night’s assignments. Students also completed a reward challenge using all the figurative language vocabulary.

**Writing-**

Students had class time to begin working on their rough draft. We will continue this into next week.

**Science-**

Students turned in their Rayner Park illustrations. Students completed their 3 drawings one of a producer, one of a consumer and one of a decomposer. These were collected today. Students also had a discussion on creating an example of a food web. We began the activity and will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students completed a math MStep performance task together in class.

**Social Studies-**

Students should be preparing for bartering day. Depending on what students are making, some may need to be working on this at home each night. Bartering Day is this Friday, April 24. Students had one period to work on their Mexico Display.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Tuesday, April 21, 2015**

**Tristan, Harley, Jack, Emily**

**Reading-**

Students reviewed hyperboles and idioms. Students listened to a fun example of various figurative language techniques.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR8-JqGYe94

Students were given a figurative language packet that is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students had their claim, challenges and evidence checked for their upcoming Literary Essay assignment. This is only the brainstorming stage. A few students need to complete this for homework.

**Science-**

Students were given 15 minutes to complete their Rayner Park illustrations. These are due tomorrow.

Students took vocabulary notes in their spirals. We examined food webs and discussed producers, consumers and decomposers. Students are working on drawing one picture of each. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students took the Mcap and Mcomp spring math evaluation.

**Social Studies-**

Students should be preparing for bartering day. Depending on what students are making, some may need to be working on this at home each night. Bartering Day is this Friday, April 24.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Book Orders due in by tomorrow.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Monday, April 20, 2015**

**Elijah and Tristan**

**Reading-**

Students reviewed onomatopoeia and completed a practice story of this. Students also reviewed oxymoron and completed a fun challenge with this.

**Writing-**

Students had another class period to brainstorm claim, challenges and provide evidence for their upcoming Literary Essay assignment.

**Math-**

Students correct Lesson 2 worksheet.

**Social Studies-**

Students should be preparing for bartering day. Depending on what students are making, some may need to be working on this at home. Bartering Day is this Friday, April 24.

Students had computer time to get a jump start on their Mexico group display. They printed items needed for their title, border and pictures. They also began typing their facts.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Book Orders due in by Wednesday 22, 2015.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Friday, April 17, 2015**

**Science-**

Students completed our ecology study at Rayner Park.

**Social Studies-**

Students should be preparing for bartering day. Depending on what students are making, some may need to be working on this at home.

Bartering Day is April 24.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

**Book Orders due in by Wednesday 22, 2015.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, April 16, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students finished a discussion on alliterations, and we examined some examples of personification.

**Writing-**

Students had another class period to create their brainstorm form that includes their claim statement, a list of their 3 challenges and a page number for the evidence to support their claim. Once finished, students are checking these ideas for approval.

**Science-**

Students completed activity 78 by discussing food chains and food webs. We also examined owl pellets.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 2. They have a skills side worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students should be preparing for bartering day. Depending on what students are making, some may need to be working on this at home.

Bartering Day is April 24.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam. We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

Friday, we would like students to bring a sack lunch for our ecology lab that will take place at Rayner Park. Students can also bring some extra money if they would like to purchase a treat at Dairy Hill on our walk back. A note came home about this lad on Monday.

**Book Orders due in by Wednesday 22, 2015.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Wednesday, April 15, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their similes/metaphors bring in assignment. Students added simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification and onomatopoeia cut outs in their spiral. We discussed alliteration in class today. We will continue with personification tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students began brainstorming for their “Circuit” essay. Students need to create a claim, list their 3 challenges and provide page number evidence to support their claim.

**Science-**

Students completed activity 77. They turned in two different graphs for grading.

**Math-**

Students went over the answers to yesterday’s worksheet. Students were introduced to Lesson 2 and defined vocabulary.

**Social Studies-**

Students should be preparing for bartering day. Depending on what students are making, some may need to be working on this at home.

Bartering Day is April 24.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam.

**https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1 This link only works in google chrome.**We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

Friday, we would like students to bring a sack lunch for our ecology lab that will take place at Rayner Park. Students can also bring some extra money if they would like to purchase a treat at Dairy Hill on our walk back. A note came home about this lad on Monday.

**Book Orders due in by Wednesday 22, 2015.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Tuesday, April 14, 2015**

**Izaac, Harley,**

**Reading-**

Students discussed similes and metaphors worksheets. They will add these 2 worksheets into their spirals tomorrow. Students need to find either a simile or metaphor in a poem/song. They need to write part of the poem with the simile/metaphor included as well as the author. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their challenges for “The Circuit”. Students were introduced to their Literary Essay. (Instruction sheet passed out) Students were allowed to choose a partner to work on this essay or individually. Students will begin working on this project tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students went over the answers to yesterday’s worksheet. Students were introduced to Lesson 2 and defined vocabulary.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their barter poster. They worked on their Mexico Display facts and planning work.

Bartering Day is April 24.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given a direct link to practice for the M-Step exam.

**https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1**

**This link only works in google chrome.**

We are asking students to prepare themselves for the test by completing the practices available online. Students will receive extra credit points for completing the task and filling in the form.

Friday, we would like students to bring a sack lunch for our ecology lab that will take place at Rayner Park. Students can also bring some extra money if they would like to purchase a treat at Dairy Hill on our walk back. A note came home about this lad on Monday.

**Book Orders due in by Wednesday 22, 2015.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder- Chaperones need to complete the background check form.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22.**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Monday, April 13, 2015**

**Blake, Harley, Elijah**

**Reading-**

Students were introduced to various figurative languages. They added work to their Interactive Notebooks and also took notes. These notes are in your absent folder and need to be added in your spiral.

**Writing-**

Students worked on adding the challenges for each chapter for “The Circuit.” These are due for all chapters tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students began a new unit and worked on lesson 1. They were given a worksheet to work on in class. This is not due tomorrow. Absent students need to make sure they have the four new vocabulary words in their notebook.

**Social Studies-**

Students had one last class period to work on their barter poster. These are due tomorrow.

Bartering Day is April 24.

**Enrichment-**

Students went into the computer lab to practice for the M-Step exam.

**Book Orders were passed out today. Orders due in by Wednesday 22, 2015.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder-**

**Chaperones need to complete the background check form with a copy of their license.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, April 02, 2015**

**Karsyn, Blake, Sage, Harley, Cam, Alivia, Derek H., Alissa,**

**Reading-**

Students had one period to read independently and hopefully get a good jump on reading their last Battle book.

**Writing-**

Students will continue adding the challenges for each chapter when return after break.

**Social Studies-**

Students had a class period to work on their barter poster.

Bartering Day is April 24.

**Enrichment-**

Students enjoyed the Movie Incentive. Thanks again for all the donations!

**Michigan Adventure Reminder-**

**Chaperones need to complete the background check form with a copy of their license.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**

Today is the last day of the third marking period.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, April 01, 2015**

**Karsyn, Elijah, Josh, Blake, Sage, Harley, Devon and Samara**

**Reading-**

Students shared their propaganda commercial to the class. We had the rest of the class to read independently.

**Writing-**

Students finished the book The Circuit. We discussed the outcome of the novel and spend time listening to video clips of Fransisco Jimenez’s life. Students also added the challenges of the chapter “Moving Still” in their notebooks.

**Social Studies-**

Students chose the background colors for their Mexico poster rough sketch and continued getting the facts down on paper for this project.

Students had 2 class periods to work on their barter poster. Students will have one more class period to work on this. It will be due at the end of the day tomorrow.

Bartering Day is April 24.

**Enrichment-**

**Reminder: Movie Incentive is tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for their donations.**

**Michigan Adventure Reminder-**

**Chaperones need to complete the background check form with a copy of their license.**

**COST: $22.00 per person due May 22**

**Battle Report #4 (last one) due May 7.**