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Work for Thursday, February 26, 2015
Devon
Reading
Students corrected their vocabulary worksheet and multiple choice questions from page 64 and 65.
Writing
Students need to complete their rough draft to their letter of complaint. It needs to include background information to the problem as well as explain the problem with Boomtown building on the marsh.
Science
Students corrected their review guide.
Science vocab test Tuesday, March 3
Science unit test –Wednesday, March 4
Math
Students corrected the worksheet for Lesson 3.
Social Studies
Students finished their Mayan Beauty advertisement activity. It was due at the end of the hour.
Enrichment
Students need to get their weekly work note signed for Monday.
Mr. Yoo, Hanaa’s dad, came into to our classroom to discuss math in the workplace (bank). Thank you… Mr. Yoo!
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is tomorrow. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Devon
Reading
Students were introduced to their next story, “My Papa, Mark Twain.” Students were given a vocabulary worksheet to complete and multiple choice questions from page 64 and 65 in the yellow reading book. This is due tomorrow.
Writing
Students had all hour to write their rough draft to their letter of complaint. Students need to include background information to the problem as well as explain the problem with Boomtown building on the marsh. Rough draft due Monday.
Science
Review guides will be corrected tomorrow.
Science vocab test Tuesday, March 3
Science unit test –Wednesday, March 4
Math
Students went over Monday’s practice problems and were given a worksheet for Lesson 3. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students worked on their Mayan Beauty advertisement activity. We will work one more period on it tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had library time today to read, complete work and study.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is Friday. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Devon, Savannah S.
Reading
Students completed an in class writing piece comparing and contrasting the 2 Monkey stories we read this past week. The essay was collected at the end of the day.
Writing
Students began writing their rough draft. Students are working on the background information to the problem of their complaint letter, and they need to explain the problem with Boomtown building on the marsh.
Science
Students completed activity 33 notes and the analysis questions 1a, b, c, and d. This was due at the end of the period.
Students were also given a review guide to complete for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students turned in their lesson 1 worksheet.
Students took notes on chapter 9 lesson 1.
Students also read about Mayan Beauty and began a creative advertisement activity. We will work more on it tomorrow.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is Friday. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Monday, February 23, 2015
Reading
Students reviewed the similarities/differences of the 2 stories that we read last week. We took the test…students were allowed to use their books.
Writing
Students showed that they completed the purpose/problem statement from Wednesday. Those that didn’t were asked to complete in the hall and missed part of our discussion. Students were asked to return to the class after 15 minutes…some still didn’t complete. Students are beginning to write their rough draft of their letter. We will work on this the rest of the week.
Science
Students completed activity 33 reading with their groups. Some students worked on the analysis questions 1a, b, c, and d. However, all students will get more time tomorrow to complete this.
Math
Students corrected Wednesday’s assignment. We began lesson 3 and defined vocabulary. Students were assigned page 452 16 only and 453 58 only. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students read chapter 9 lesson 1 with a partner. Students had time to work on the lesson worksheet, but it is not due until tomorrow.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is Friday. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Addison, Avery P, and Alissa
Reading
Students read the story “Why monkeys fell from trees”. We completed a venn diagram about the 2 stories. Students will discuss these comparisons/contracts tomorrow and take the reading test tomorrow as well.
Writing
Students were given a copy of a Letter of complaint. Students discussed the brainstorm idea from yesterday. For tomorrow students need to write a problem statement and purpose statement for their letter.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment and completed Lesson 2. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students took their chapter 8 test today.
Enrichment
In computer lab, students had their last day to complete their power point.
Pennies for Pasta has begun. We are off to a great start…both classes. J
In library today, students checked out the novel THE CIRCUIT. We will be reading this book together as a class for March is Reading month.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Addison, Avery S., Alissa
Writing
Students were introduced to a Letter of Complaint. Students will be completing this as a part of their Science Unit. Students were told that the Boomtown Council met last night and decided to build on the marsh. In their writer’s notebook, they were asked…..What do you think about this? We will discuss responses tomorrow.
Reading
Students read the story “Why monkeys live in trees” and discussed. Students will be comparing this story to tomorrow’s story.
Math
Students completed Chapter 6 lesson 1. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students corrected their review guide. They were given one period to study with their partner.
Study for Chapter 8 test. It is tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students turned in their signed weekly work note and conference slips.
Students had a computer period to complete their South America PowerPoint. We will begin sharing them later this week.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Friday, February 13, 2015
Savannah k., Savannah S, Addison, Skyler, Emily, Hannah and Karsyn
Reading
Students previewed next week’s stories…(about monkeys) and briefly discussed the topic of compare/contrast. Students will be doing this with next week’s stories of fiction/nonfiction text types. Students were given a vocabulary worksheet and had most of the hour to complete. This is due Tuesday.
Science
Students turned in their spiral from last night’s assignment. Students completed Activity 31 together.
Math
Students began Chapter 6 lesson 1. We defined base, exponent, powers and perfect squares in our vocabulary notes. Students completed lesson 1 problems on page 436437 together in class.
Social Studies
Students turned in last night’s chapter 8 lesson 2 questions 14 assignment. Students were given a review guide and worked with a partner most of the hour to complete. This review guide is due Tuesday.
Chapter 8 test is Wednesday.
Enrichment
Get your weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Thursday, February 12, 2015
Savannah k., Avery W, Hannah, Karsyn
Reading
Students took their “Drive in Movie” test today.
Writing
Students had a period to earn revision points for their graded Cause/Effect essay. Many students took advantage of this opportunity. :)
Science
Students read and discussed Activity 30. Students were assigned analysis questions 13 at the end on page C35. This is due tomorrow.
Math
Students took Math Mastery Quiz today.
Social Studies Students turned in their citizenship worksheet. Students read chapter 8 lesson 2 and completed questions 14 in complete answers. This is due tomorrow.
Students took their South America map test today.
Enrichment Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Peyton, Savannah k., Emily, Elijah, Karsyn
Reading
Students read and discussed the story “Drive in Movie” on page 4650. We will have a test on this tomorrow.
Writing
Students received their graded Cause/Effect essays. Students are given the opportunity to make revisions. They had class time to look at revisions with a partner. Tomorrow students will make revisions in the computer lab and submit for reevaluation.
Science
Students took a pop vocabulary quiz for a reward not a grade. We will be having a vocabulary test towards the end of this unit; therefore, this pop quiz is a great study tool to use.
Math
Students took the Chapter 5 test.
Math Mastery Quiz is tomorrow.
Social Studies
We read the chapter 8 citizenship article and worked on a worksheet for this article. The worksheet is due tomorrow.
Study for the South America test because it is tomorrow. (Spelling counts and free handing the map is 10 extra test points)
Enrichment
Students worked in the computer lab on their PowerPoint presentations for South America.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Peyton, Avery W.
Reading
Students discussed point of view and added this in their spiral. Students watched 2 clips to pick out the correct point of view used in these clips.
Writing
Students continued to their examine Cause/Effect essays. They worked together to edit and improve the essays they examined. Students will be given a chance to improve their essay on Thursday in the computer lab.
Science
Students completed their concept maps and shared the concepts verbally in the class.
Math
Students corrected their review guide and lesson 7 worksheet.
Chapter 5 test will be Wednesday.
Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students turned in their chapter 8 vocabulary definitions. Students read chapter 8 lesson 1 and worked on questions 15 on page 190. These are due tomorrow.
South America test is Thursday. (Spelling counts and free handing the map is 10 extra test points)
Enrichment
Students worked in the computer lab on their PowerPoint presentations for South America.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Monday, February 09, 2015
Alissa, Savannah K., Peyton, Devon
Reading
Students watched a drama performance today.
Writing
Students began to discuss their Cause/Effect papers. We will look at their individual essays tomorrow.
Science
Students reviewed the vocab words for this unit. Students worked on a group concept map for Activity 29 analysis 3.
Math
Students completed the Math Mastery Minute 12.
Students completed Lesson 7 and have a worksheet to complete. In addition, students were given their Review Guide to complete for tomorrow.
Chapter 5 test will be Wednesday.
Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students had the rest of the class period to define the chapter 8 vocabulary. These definitions are due tomorrow.
South America test is Thursday. (Spelling counts and free handing the map is 10 extra test points)
Enrichment
Students worked in the computer lab on their PowerPoint presentations for South America. Students turned in their signed weekly work notes.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Friday, February 06, 2015
Samara, Gabe
Reading
Students continued prediction practice by completing the columns on a separate sheet of paper to the story “Stray”.
Writing
Cause/Effect papers not completed yesterday were finished during 7th hour today.
Science
Students completed a concept map that was explained in Activity 29 analysis 3.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 5 and 6 assignment. Students discussed Lesson 7 and will finish this Monday.
Chapter 5 test will be Wednesday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America.
Enrichment
Students were given their Friday folders. These are due signed Monday.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, February 04, 2015 and Thursday, February 05, 2015
Samara and Savannah k.
Mrs. D and Mrs. McCoy out on Thursday
Reading
Students took their test on Greyling and Heart in Highland.
Thursday Students have a vocabulary packet to complete. They have all hour to work on this and it is due Friday.
Writing
Students were told to look over the rubric for their cause/effect essay. Students were given the period to write the conclusion and edit with a buddy. This should be done for tomorrow.
Thursday Students were given computer time to type their final copy to their cause/effect essay. These were printed and collected at the end of the period.
Science
Students setup their notebooks for Activity 29. They wrote in their spiral 7 new vocabulary definitions. Students have a large amount of vocabulary words for this unit. Students should be studying these definitions at home. We will be having a pop quiz at some point and also a vocabulary test for this unit.
Thursday Students read and discussed with the class all of activity 29. They completed a ThreeLevel Reading Guide. Students were also asked to complete analysis 1, 2 , 4, and 5 for activity 29.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. We completed Lesson 5 and were given a worksheet (front and back) to complete for tomorrow.
Thursday Students completed Lesson 6. Students were given a two sided worksheet to complete. They had all period to work and get help if needed. This worksheet is due Friday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students showed their 10 hand written sentences about South America before working on their PowerPoint.
Thursday Students were given the whole hour to complete a packet on chapter 21. This is due Friday.
Enrichment
Students turned in book orders. Students also had library time to study and read.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Reading
Students read the nonfiction Jane Yolan piece, “Home is in the Heartland” on pages 1819. We discussed the purpose of this writing piece. Students will take their test on these 2 stories…Greyling and Heart in Highland tomorrow.
Writing
Students went over the rubric for this cause/effect essay. All students have a copy of this rubric. We also discussed what needs to be in the introduction and students had time to edit. We will write the conclusion tomorrow.
This essay will be typed and edited in the computer lab Thursday.
Science
Students completed activity 28 analysis questions. These were collected at the end of the hour.
Math
Students were given skills side worksheet for lesson 4…problems 418 only.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students need to hand write 10 sentences that include facts about South America. These are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had computer lab time to continue working on their South America PowerPoint.
Students turned in their weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Book Orders due tomorrow.
Work for Friday, January 30, 2015
Avery P
Reading
Students did not take their story test because of the ice day. We will have the story test on Tuesday. Students collected their books to share and read for the remainder of the hour.
Writing
Students had their introduced checked.
Science
Students completed activity 28 procedure. Students finished the prediction illustration and the result illustration.
Math
Students practice more problems from Lesson 4 (16). Students also took their Math Mastery Quiz.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students continued to gather ten different pieces of information for their PowerPoint.
Enrichment
Students need to get their weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Avery P, Ethan B, Ethan M. and Peyton
Reading
Students turned in their vocabulary warm up worksheets stapled together. Students finished their discussion on Greyling. Notes were optional to take.
Story test will be Friday.
Writing
Students were introduced to writing an introduction to their cause/effect paper. They have an outline as a guide. These outlines are due tomorrow.
Science
Students turned in their spirals; so, the activity 27 procedure could be scored. Students also turned in their activity 27 partner graph.
Student set up activity 28 and took vocabulary notes. Students also began the lesson by working on a prediction illustration.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students continued Lesson 4 by completing several practice problems from the chapter. We will do an independent worksheet tomorrow.
Math Mastery Quiz tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students turned in their notes for chapter 21 lesson 1 and 2. We review the map of South America. Students began to gather ten different pieces of information for their PowerPoint. We will continue this tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had library time today.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Monday, January 26, 2015 and Tuesday, January 27
Avery P, Ayssa B., Easton
We have included Tuesday’s work load as we both our out of the classroom this day.
Reading
Students read and discussed the story “Greyling” pages 1115. We will continue our discussion of Greyling…fiction story…on Wednesday.
Tomorrow: Students have all hour to complete two Vocabulary Warm Up and Exercises worksheets. These are vocabulary words to support the fiction and nonfiction stories that we are reading in class this week. These are due Wednesday.
Writing
Students discussed the outline expectation to the body paragraphs of their cause/effect paper. Students had the entire hour to edit these paragraphs.
Tomorrow: Students will type their edited body paragraphs in the computer lab. This will be saved, but still considered a rough draft.
Science
Students turned in their mineral projects. This is a test score.
Student also worked in their group to complete Analysis 27 14. This was due at the end of the hour.
Tomorrow: We will not have science.
Math
Students completed Math Mastery minute practice 11. The quiz is Thursday.
Students corrected Friday’s assignment. Students were introduced to Lesson 4. We defined vocabulary found in lesson 4. We will continue working on this Wednesday.
Tomorrow: Students had all hour to complete the Chapter Quiz worksheet and Mid Chapter Check found on page 374. This is due Wednesday.
Social Studies
We review the map of South America. Students began reading Chapter 21 lesson 1 and 2. They were asked to take notes as they read. They will continue this tomorrow.
Tomorrow: Students are to continue taking notes on chapter 21 lesson 1 and 2. These notes are due Wednesday. Students will also be watching two videos on South America.
Enrichment
In the computer lab, students were introduced to the South America PowerPoint Project.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Students turned in Weekly Notes today.
Work for Friday, January 23, 2015
Izaac, Avery P, Hale, Elijah, Sevaughn
Reading
Students discussed the correct topic, topic sentence and supporting details from the homework passage “Punch”. We added Main Idea notes in our reading spiral and discussed the main idea of “Punch”. (See Mrs. McCoy for Main Idea notes to put in spiral.)
Writing
Students turned in their cause/effect rough draft body assignment. Monday we will look at how to edit these paragraphs.
Science
Students turned in the white mean, median, and mode wks. Students began activity 27 and completed the procedure. Students also included seven new definitions.
Reminder: The mineral project is due Monday!
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed lesson 3 of chapter 5 today. Students have a worksheet to complete for Monday.
Social Studies
We review the map of South America.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Friday folders came home today. Weekly Note should be turned in Monday.
Work for Thursday, January 22, 2015
Izaac
Reading
Students finished finding the nonfiction elements of the “YouTube” passage. This was added to their reading spirals. Students were given a passage about a dog, Punch. Their assignment was to find the topic, topic sentence and supporting details of this passage. They were to use the colors and support of their reading spiral if needed. This is due tomorrow.
Writing
Students had 2 class periods to write the body of their cause/effect paper. This is a rough draft. This is due tomorrow.
Science
Students completed the group practice worksheet on mean, median and mode. This was turned in for scoring. Students were given a worksheet to complete at home. This is due tomorrow.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students completed lesson 2 of chapter 5 today. We defined the words absolute value and opposite in our vocabulary spirals. Students were given a worksheet to complete. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
The Latin American map was turned in today. We review the map of South America.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Reading
Students continued taking notes on main idea and supporting details. We used colors to represent these words. We also read an article about YouTube and are beginning to practice finding these “parts” in a nonfiction piece. We will continue working with this article tomorrow.
Writing
Students continued to brainstorm supporting details for their cause/effect topic. Students also had access to the computer lab to look up supporting details as well. Students have begun to put supporting details into 3 categories. These categories will become the body of the paragraph. (Required to have 3 paragraphs)
Science
Students completed the analysis questions in their group for activity 26. Students were introduced to mean, median and mode. Students were given a practice worksheet, but we will complete it tomorrow in class.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students have begun chapter 5. Today we completed lesson 1. Students defined the words: integers, positive integers and negative integers in their vocabulary spirals. Students were given a worksheet (front and back) to complete for tomorrow. Students DO NOT need to complete problems 1216 on the homework practice side.
Social Studies
The Latin American map is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Student had library time to read battle books.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ethan B., Savannah S., Savannah K., Skyler, Devon
Reading
Students took notes in their spiral of Fiction vs Nonfiction. (See notes in folder) In addition, they were given 2 worksheets for their spiral. They began to write the definitions for topic and topic sentence today. We will continue the other words and include this in their spirals tomorrow.
Writing
Students brainstormed ideas to include in their cause/effect paper. Students have a topic idea already. In addition, students were given computer time to research cause/effect facts to support their topic and gain additional ideas to include in their paragraphs. We will continue working on this tomorrow.
Science
Activity 26 Procedure was scored today.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students have begun chapter 5. Today we completed lesson 1. Students defined the words: integers, positive integers and negative integers in their vocabulary spirals. Students were given a worksheet (front and back) to complete for tomorrow. Students DO NOT need to complete problems 1216 on the homework practice side.
Social Studies
Students had two class periods to work on their map of Latin America. This is due Thursday.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Students turned in their Weekly notes today.
Students also turn into their Math Corrections for a math improvement grade from last week’s test. This was due today.
Work for Friday, January 16, 2015
Ethan
Reading
Students participated in a class theme discussion of Hazard.
Writing
There was no Writing today.
Science
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students were given back their small slips from the test they took yesterday. They were also given the opportunity to earn back some points to improve their grades. The corrections are due on Tuesday, January 20th.
Social Studies
There was no Social Studies today.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Thursday, January 15, 2015
Reading
Students finished their discussion of the theme to “Roar”. Students wrote their ideas on the THEME tree provided. Students may cut this out and put in their spiral or keep in their folder. Students were introduced to the song “HAZARD” and asked to begin thinking about what happened. We will discuss the theme to this song tomorrow.
Writing
Students were introduced to topics for them to consider using to write a Cause/Effect Information paper for their assignment. Students completed various tasks about this topic in their writer’s notebook. Notebook were turned in today for evaluation.
Science
Students completed the procedure for activity 26. This required students to fill out an observation sheet identifying changes in Boomtown over the past 100 years. This is due tomorrow.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students took the chapter 1 test today.
Social Studies
Students had two periods for social studies today. We read chapter 7 lessons 1, 2 and 3. Once done with the reading, students were given a content worksheet to complete on the chapter. The worksheet is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Derek H. and Tristan
Reading
Students used the period for Winter Reading testing. Students used the class time reading independently during this testing time.
Writing
Students discussed the TIME for kid’s article “Not enough sleep”. We used this to look for cause/effect phenomenon and used this to discuss supporting details and main ideas in the article. We will begin looking at topics for students to consider using to write a Cause/Effect Information paper for their assignment.
Science
Students continued working on activity 25. Groups began and even completed the analysis questions. Students also set up for Activity 26 and included the vocabulary words.
Math
Students corrected the Review Guide. The chapter 1 Test is tomorrow.
Students also used class time to complete Winter Math testing.
Social Studies
Students turned in their SS definitions. They completed a SS vocabulary review and watch a video.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab. This was the last work day here at school. The due date for this project is Monday, January 26.
Work for Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Easton, Garrett, Elijah
Reading
Students continued discussing theme. Students glued their definitions on one page and Full House completed theme tree on another page. (See partner for help.) Students listened to the song “Roar” and brainstormed theme topics. Students were asked to write down their theme sentences and use evidence from the lyrics to support their theme idea. This will be looked at tomorrow.
Writing
Students used their writer’s notebook to look at cause/effect relationships regarding the topic: I didn't do my homework. Students discussed cause/effect to this top. Students were given an article about Sleep Habits to read “well” for tomorrow. Students will identify cause/effect relationships within this article tomorrow.
Science
Students completed the procedure for activity 25. Some groups began the analysis questions. We will continue this tomorrow.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 7 assignment. They were given the review guide today. This is due tomorrow.
The chapter 1 Test has been postponed to Thursday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson worksheet. Students worked on defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 124. This is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab. This was the last work day here at school. The due date for this project is Monday, January 26.
Book orders are due tomorrow. HHDHL is the online code.
Battle Report #2 were due today.
Work for Monday, January 12, 2015
Elijah, Easton, Chance, Michelle and Josh
Reading
Students discussed theme today and took notes on a theme tree. Students watched the “Full House” theme song and brainstormed theme on a 2nd theme tree. We will continue this tomorrow. Students were asked to hold onto their Theme trees for tomorrow.
Writing
Students used their writer’s notebook to look at cause/effect relationships in their personal/scientific/historical lives. Students were asked to write 2 sentences in their notebook to represent cause/effect either scientifically or historically.
Science
Students discussed analysis four together. We setup activity 25 in our spiral notebooks, added definitions4 and discussed topographical maps.
Math
Students completed Lesson 7 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Chapter 1 Test is has been postponed to Thursday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson 2 definitions. They read in groups of four lesson 3 and worked on a two sided worksheet. This worksheet is due tomorrow.
Some students finished early and began working on defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 124, but the definitions ARE NOT DUE tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab. The due date for this project is Monday, January 26.
Book orders are due Wednesday. HHDHL is the online code.
Battle Report #2 has been extended again and is due tomorrow. Remember the report form is available on the class website under the subject reading tab.
Work for Thursday, January 08, 2015
Hanaa, Izaac and Avery P.
Reading
Students had a notebook check today. Grades are posted on line. Students had class time to discuss their book title genre pockets. Students were allowed to move book title to different genre pockets if needed. We then discussed all the correct answers as a group.
Writing
Students discussed some of the basic elements that they should have in their prewrite. We discussed what we know so far about writing an essay and discussed the importance to carry this out every time we write. (Students kept their prewrites.) We began our first Lesson of this Informational Cause/Effect essay that students will be producing in a few weeks. Students were introduced to the definition of cause and effect and completed several practices.
Science
Students worked as a group to complete analysis 14 for activity 24. These were due at the end of the period.
Math
Students took their Math Mastery Quiz today. Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed the final Lesson 7 in their books. Students were given a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Chapter 1 Test is Wednesday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson 2 worksheet. They worked on defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 117. These are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab.
Book orders are due next Wednesday. HHDHL is the online code.
Battle Report #2 has been extended and is due January 12, 2015. Remember the report form is available on the class website under the subject reading tab.
Work for Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Cam, Hanaa and Savannah S.
Reading
Students added another page in their reading spiral. They glue “pockets” for each of the 4 genres. They cut a various story paragraphs and need to put the story in the correct genre pocket. There are 25 of these cards to cut and put into the correct pocket. This is due tomorrow. Notebooks will be collected tomorrow as well.
Writing
Students had a final class period to finish their prewrite about the effects of eating too much junk food. Students were reminded that their essay should include an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs and a closing paragraph.
Science
Students began the next Science Unit….Erosion and Deposition. Students completed the procedure for activity 24 in their spirals. These were collected for scoring.
Math
Students completed Lesson 6. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.
Study for tomorrow’s Math Mastery Quiz.
Chapter 1 Test is Wednesday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson 1 definitions. Students were given the opportunity to work with a partner to read lesson 2 and complete a ten question worksheet. Although most students finished, the worksheet is due tomorrow. Some students had time to begin defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 117. We will continue defining these words tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had library time to study, read or get extra help.
Izaac, Cam, Elijah, Hanaa
Reading
Students began a new unit in their yellow reading books….Fiction vs Nonfiction. Students set their reading notebook and added their table of contents. Students cut out “Genres of Fiction” and glue these genres on page 1. Students will added definitions tomorrow.
Writing
Students took time to start an essay on the effects of eating too much junk food. Students were reminded that their essay should include an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs and a closing paragraph. Students will get time to work on this tomorrow.
Science
Students began the next Science Unit….Erosion and Deposition. Students watched the ending of yesterday’s video and began activity 24 in their spirals. We will complete the analysis questions for this lesson tomorrow.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students were assigned a review from page 58 in the book and Chapter Quiz worksheet. Both of these are due tomorrow.
Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.
Social Studies
Students began chapter 5. Students read lesson 1 together. They began to define the blue words found on page 113 at the beginning of this lesson. These are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had computer time today to work on their research for their mineral project. It appears as though students will be done with their research work Friday.
Work for Monday, January 05, 2015
Izaac and Devon
Reading
Students began a new unit in their yellow reading books….Fiction vs Nonfiction. Students set their reading notebook and added their table of contents. Students cut out “Genres of Fiction” and glue these genres on page 1. Students will added definitions tomorrow.
Writing
Students were introduced to tomorrow’s prewriting topic….The effects of too much junk food.
Science
Students were introduced to their next Science Unit….Erosion and Deposition. Students predicted the meaning of erosion and deposition in their spirals. Students also watched a video introducing these concepts.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students were assigned a review from page 58 in the book and Chapter Quiz worksheet. Both of these are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Last call for those who didn’t participate in the fundraiser. We need to collect the $25 for their motor coach seat.
Battle Report #2 has been extended and is due January 12, 2015.
Work for Thursday, December 18, 2014
Reading
There was no reading hour today due to the Holiday Assembly.
Writing
Students finished writing their story that explains the short little Pixar video. Students needed to include as many pronouns in their narrative as possible.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students completed Lesson 5 and defined vocabulary. Students need to complete Lesson 5 worksheets for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students took the Chapter 4 test today.
Enrichment
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Elijah
Reading
Students finished their book talks today. Students had the hour to read independently.
Writing
Students began writing their story that explains the short little Pixar video. Students need to include as many pronouns in their narrative as possible. We will continue this tomorrow.
Science
Students took their Science Test on Rocks and Minerals.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students completed Lesson 4 and defined vocabulary. Students need to complete Lesson 4 worksheet that is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students had a Jeopardy review to prepare for tomorrow’s test.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
Work for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Reading
Students continued their book talks today. These are worth a test grade. We will finish them up tomorrow.
Writing
Students corrected last night’s assignment.
Students watched a short little Pixar video. Students will be writing a short story about this video. In groups, they will re tell the story and use as many pronouns as possible. Students will begin writing the story tomorrow.
Science
Students reviewed all hour for their Science Test which will be tomorrow.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students began Lesson 4 and defined vocabulary. Students need to complete problems on page 42 1,2 only and page 43 1 only for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students completed a group challenge as a part of a SS review.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
Work for Monday, December 15, 2014
Elijah
Reading
Students began their book talks today. These are worth a test grade. We will continue these tomorrow/Wednesday.
Writing
Students were introduced to pronouns. They watched an introductory video and listed pronouns on a sheet of paper. Students were given a pronoun packet where they need to identify pronouns. This is due tomorrow.
Science
Students corrected their Science review guides. Students had computer time today for Science as well. They worked on research and the setup for the information for their mineral project.
The test for the Rocks and Minerals unit will be Wednesday.
Math
Students corrected Friday’s assignment. Students were given a review packet of Lessons 1, 2 and 3. They had all hour to work on this. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students created tribe totem pole for 2 class periods. This was one of our group challenges.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
Weekly notes were turned in today.
Work for Friday, December 12, 2014
Izaac
Reading
Students were given most of the hour to work and prepare for their book talk. Students that finished had time to read. Book talks begin Monday.
Science
Students discussed and corrected their Pop Quiz.
Students were introduced to their Mineral Project. The written work is done here at school. Once this is completed, students will have at least one week to put the information together on a visual display at home.
The test for the Rocks and Minerals unit will be Wednesday.
Math
Students continued Lesson 3Chapter 1. Students have a worksheet to complete. They had most of the hour to finish. They need to complete problems 111. This is due Monday.
Social Studies
Students corrected their SS Review Guide and were introduced to their Survivor Totem Activity.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
Friday folder came home. Weekly note due Monday.
Work for Thursday, December 11, 2014
Izaac
Reading
Students were given most of the hour to work on the note cards for the book talk. They will continue work with this tomorrow and will begin the book talks Monday (12.15.14)
Next week: Student will present a brief book talk about a book they have read. Information coming home tomorrow. Presentations will occur MondayWednesday.
Science
Students took a pop quiz to check their understanding for the unit. They then worked on a review guide for the unit. It is due tomorrow.
The test for the Rocks and Minerals unit will be Wednesday.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 2 Skills Practice. Students learned about unit rates. We will continue this tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students turned in their scenes of the five Native American groups. Students were given a whole class period to complete the review guide. It is due tomorrow.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
Work for Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Ella, Izaac, Alivia, Cam, Ethan B
Reading
Students were introduced to the Book Talk assignment that we will be working on until break. Each student should have a copy of the rubric.
Next week: Student will present a brief book talk about a book they have read. Information coming home tomorrow. Presentations will occur MondayWednesday.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 1 Skills Practice. Students learned how to write ratios in simplest form and use ratios to compare data in Chapter 1, Lesson 2. The vocabulary from the lesson was written in their Math notebooks. Students have the Lesson 2 Skills practice worksheet to finish for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students worked on illustrating scenes of the five Native American groups that they have been learning about throughout this chapter. Students were given two class hours to work on this. This is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had Library.
Devon
Reading
Students corrected their vocabulary worksheet and multiple choice questions from page 64 and 65.
Writing
Students need to complete their rough draft to their letter of complaint. It needs to include background information to the problem as well as explain the problem with Boomtown building on the marsh.
Science
Students corrected their review guide.
Science vocab test Tuesday, March 3
Science unit test –Wednesday, March 4
Math
Students corrected the worksheet for Lesson 3.
Social Studies
Students finished their Mayan Beauty advertisement activity. It was due at the end of the hour.
Enrichment
Students need to get their weekly work note signed for Monday.
Mr. Yoo, Hanaa’s dad, came into to our classroom to discuss math in the workplace (bank). Thank you… Mr. Yoo!
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is tomorrow. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Devon
Reading
Students were introduced to their next story, “My Papa, Mark Twain.” Students were given a vocabulary worksheet to complete and multiple choice questions from page 64 and 65 in the yellow reading book. This is due tomorrow.
Writing
Students had all hour to write their rough draft to their letter of complaint. Students need to include background information to the problem as well as explain the problem with Boomtown building on the marsh. Rough draft due Monday.
Science
Review guides will be corrected tomorrow.
Science vocab test Tuesday, March 3
Science unit test –Wednesday, March 4
Math
Students went over Monday’s practice problems and were given a worksheet for Lesson 3. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students worked on their Mayan Beauty advertisement activity. We will work one more period on it tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had library time today to read, complete work and study.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is Friday. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Devon, Savannah S.
Reading
Students completed an in class writing piece comparing and contrasting the 2 Monkey stories we read this past week. The essay was collected at the end of the day.
Writing
Students began writing their rough draft. Students are working on the background information to the problem of their complaint letter, and they need to explain the problem with Boomtown building on the marsh.
Science
Students completed activity 33 notes and the analysis questions 1a, b, c, and d. This was due at the end of the period.
Students were also given a review guide to complete for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students turned in their lesson 1 worksheet.
Students took notes on chapter 9 lesson 1.
Students also read about Mayan Beauty and began a creative advertisement activity. We will work more on it tomorrow.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is Friday. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Monday, February 23, 2015
Reading
Students reviewed the similarities/differences of the 2 stories that we read last week. We took the test…students were allowed to use their books.
Writing
Students showed that they completed the purpose/problem statement from Wednesday. Those that didn’t were asked to complete in the hall and missed part of our discussion. Students were asked to return to the class after 15 minutes…some still didn’t complete. Students are beginning to write their rough draft of their letter. We will work on this the rest of the week.
Science
Students completed activity 33 reading with their groups. Some students worked on the analysis questions 1a, b, c, and d. However, all students will get more time tomorrow to complete this.
Math
Students corrected Wednesday’s assignment. We began lesson 3 and defined vocabulary. Students were assigned page 452 16 only and 453 58 only. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students read chapter 9 lesson 1 with a partner. Students had time to work on the lesson worksheet, but it is not due until tomorrow.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Read in is Friday. Students need to bring in 4 materials….novel, magazine, children’s book and fun book. Food/drink goodies can be brought in Friday as well.
Conferences are March 17/18.
Work for Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Addison, Avery P, and Alissa
Reading
Students read the story “Why monkeys fell from trees”. We completed a venn diagram about the 2 stories. Students will discuss these comparisons/contracts tomorrow and take the reading test tomorrow as well.
Writing
Students were given a copy of a Letter of complaint. Students discussed the brainstorm idea from yesterday. For tomorrow students need to write a problem statement and purpose statement for their letter.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment and completed Lesson 2. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students took their chapter 8 test today.
Enrichment
In computer lab, students had their last day to complete their power point.
Pennies for Pasta has begun. We are off to a great start…both classes. J
In library today, students checked out the novel THE CIRCUIT. We will be reading this book together as a class for March is Reading month.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Addison, Avery S., Alissa
Writing
Students were introduced to a Letter of Complaint. Students will be completing this as a part of their Science Unit. Students were told that the Boomtown Council met last night and decided to build on the marsh. In their writer’s notebook, they were asked…..What do you think about this? We will discuss responses tomorrow.
Reading
Students read the story “Why monkeys live in trees” and discussed. Students will be comparing this story to tomorrow’s story.
Math
Students completed Chapter 6 lesson 1. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students corrected their review guide. They were given one period to study with their partner.
Study for Chapter 8 test. It is tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students turned in their signed weekly work note and conference slips.
Students had a computer period to complete their South America PowerPoint. We will begin sharing them later this week.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Friday, February 13, 2015
Savannah k., Savannah S, Addison, Skyler, Emily, Hannah and Karsyn
Reading
Students previewed next week’s stories…(about monkeys) and briefly discussed the topic of compare/contrast. Students will be doing this with next week’s stories of fiction/nonfiction text types. Students were given a vocabulary worksheet and had most of the hour to complete. This is due Tuesday.
Science
Students turned in their spiral from last night’s assignment. Students completed Activity 31 together.
Math
Students began Chapter 6 lesson 1. We defined base, exponent, powers and perfect squares in our vocabulary notes. Students completed lesson 1 problems on page 436437 together in class.
Social Studies
Students turned in last night’s chapter 8 lesson 2 questions 14 assignment. Students were given a review guide and worked with a partner most of the hour to complete. This review guide is due Tuesday.
Chapter 8 test is Wednesday.
Enrichment
Get your weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Thursday, February 12, 2015
Savannah k., Avery W, Hannah, Karsyn
Reading
Students took their “Drive in Movie” test today.
Writing
Students had a period to earn revision points for their graded Cause/Effect essay. Many students took advantage of this opportunity. :)
Science
Students read and discussed Activity 30. Students were assigned analysis questions 13 at the end on page C35. This is due tomorrow.
Math
Students took Math Mastery Quiz today.
Social Studies Students turned in their citizenship worksheet. Students read chapter 8 lesson 2 and completed questions 14 in complete answers. This is due tomorrow.
Students took their South America map test today.
Enrichment Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Peyton, Savannah k., Emily, Elijah, Karsyn
Reading
Students read and discussed the story “Drive in Movie” on page 4650. We will have a test on this tomorrow.
Writing
Students received their graded Cause/Effect essays. Students are given the opportunity to make revisions. They had class time to look at revisions with a partner. Tomorrow students will make revisions in the computer lab and submit for reevaluation.
Science
Students took a pop vocabulary quiz for a reward not a grade. We will be having a vocabulary test towards the end of this unit; therefore, this pop quiz is a great study tool to use.
Math
Students took the Chapter 5 test.
Math Mastery Quiz is tomorrow.
Social Studies
We read the chapter 8 citizenship article and worked on a worksheet for this article. The worksheet is due tomorrow.
Study for the South America test because it is tomorrow. (Spelling counts and free handing the map is 10 extra test points)
Enrichment
Students worked in the computer lab on their PowerPoint presentations for South America.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Peyton, Avery W.
Reading
Students discussed point of view and added this in their spiral. Students watched 2 clips to pick out the correct point of view used in these clips.
Writing
Students continued to their examine Cause/Effect essays. They worked together to edit and improve the essays they examined. Students will be given a chance to improve their essay on Thursday in the computer lab.
Science
Students completed their concept maps and shared the concepts verbally in the class.
Math
Students corrected their review guide and lesson 7 worksheet.
Chapter 5 test will be Wednesday.
Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students turned in their chapter 8 vocabulary definitions. Students read chapter 8 lesson 1 and worked on questions 15 on page 190. These are due tomorrow.
South America test is Thursday. (Spelling counts and free handing the map is 10 extra test points)
Enrichment
Students worked in the computer lab on their PowerPoint presentations for South America.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Monday, February 09, 2015
Alissa, Savannah K., Peyton, Devon
Reading
Students watched a drama performance today.
Writing
Students began to discuss their Cause/Effect papers. We will look at their individual essays tomorrow.
Science
Students reviewed the vocab words for this unit. Students worked on a group concept map for Activity 29 analysis 3.
Math
Students completed the Math Mastery Minute 12.
Students completed Lesson 7 and have a worksheet to complete. In addition, students were given their Review Guide to complete for tomorrow.
Chapter 5 test will be Wednesday.
Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students had the rest of the class period to define the chapter 8 vocabulary. These definitions are due tomorrow.
South America test is Thursday. (Spelling counts and free handing the map is 10 extra test points)
Enrichment
Students worked in the computer lab on their PowerPoint presentations for South America. Students turned in their signed weekly work notes.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Friday, February 06, 2015
Samara, Gabe
Reading
Students continued prediction practice by completing the columns on a separate sheet of paper to the story “Stray”.
Writing
Cause/Effect papers not completed yesterday were finished during 7th hour today.
Science
Students completed a concept map that was explained in Activity 29 analysis 3.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 5 and 6 assignment. Students discussed Lesson 7 and will finish this Monday.
Chapter 5 test will be Wednesday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America.
Enrichment
Students were given their Friday folders. These are due signed Monday.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, February 04, 2015 and Thursday, February 05, 2015
Samara and Savannah k.
Mrs. D and Mrs. McCoy out on Thursday
Reading
Students took their test on Greyling and Heart in Highland.
Thursday Students have a vocabulary packet to complete. They have all hour to work on this and it is due Friday.
Writing
Students were told to look over the rubric for their cause/effect essay. Students were given the period to write the conclusion and edit with a buddy. This should be done for tomorrow.
Thursday Students were given computer time to type their final copy to their cause/effect essay. These were printed and collected at the end of the period.
Science
Students setup their notebooks for Activity 29. They wrote in their spiral 7 new vocabulary definitions. Students have a large amount of vocabulary words for this unit. Students should be studying these definitions at home. We will be having a pop quiz at some point and also a vocabulary test for this unit.
Thursday Students read and discussed with the class all of activity 29. They completed a ThreeLevel Reading Guide. Students were also asked to complete analysis 1, 2 , 4, and 5 for activity 29.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. We completed Lesson 5 and were given a worksheet (front and back) to complete for tomorrow.
Thursday Students completed Lesson 6. Students were given a two sided worksheet to complete. They had all period to work and get help if needed. This worksheet is due Friday.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students showed their 10 hand written sentences about South America before working on their PowerPoint.
Thursday Students were given the whole hour to complete a packet on chapter 21. This is due Friday.
Enrichment
Students turned in book orders. Students also had library time to study and read.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Reading
Students read the nonfiction Jane Yolan piece, “Home is in the Heartland” on pages 1819. We discussed the purpose of this writing piece. Students will take their test on these 2 stories…Greyling and Heart in Highland tomorrow.
Writing
Students went over the rubric for this cause/effect essay. All students have a copy of this rubric. We also discussed what needs to be in the introduction and students had time to edit. We will write the conclusion tomorrow.
This essay will be typed and edited in the computer lab Thursday.
Science
Students completed activity 28 analysis questions. These were collected at the end of the hour.
Math
Students were given skills side worksheet for lesson 4…problems 418 only.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students need to hand write 10 sentences that include facts about South America. These are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had computer lab time to continue working on their South America PowerPoint.
Students turned in their weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Book Orders due tomorrow.
Work for Friday, January 30, 2015
Avery P
Reading
Students did not take their story test because of the ice day. We will have the story test on Tuesday. Students collected their books to share and read for the remainder of the hour.
Writing
Students had their introduced checked.
Science
Students completed activity 28 procedure. Students finished the prediction illustration and the result illustration.
Math
Students practice more problems from Lesson 4 (16). Students also took their Math Mastery Quiz.
Social Studies
We reviewed the map of South America. Students continued to gather ten different pieces of information for their PowerPoint.
Enrichment
Students need to get their weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Avery P, Ethan B, Ethan M. and Peyton
Reading
Students turned in their vocabulary warm up worksheets stapled together. Students finished their discussion on Greyling. Notes were optional to take.
Story test will be Friday.
Writing
Students were introduced to writing an introduction to their cause/effect paper. They have an outline as a guide. These outlines are due tomorrow.
Science
Students turned in their spirals; so, the activity 27 procedure could be scored. Students also turned in their activity 27 partner graph.
Student set up activity 28 and took vocabulary notes. Students also began the lesson by working on a prediction illustration.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students continued Lesson 4 by completing several practice problems from the chapter. We will do an independent worksheet tomorrow.
Math Mastery Quiz tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students turned in their notes for chapter 21 lesson 1 and 2. We review the map of South America. Students began to gather ten different pieces of information for their PowerPoint. We will continue this tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had library time today.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Monday, January 26, 2015 and Tuesday, January 27
Avery P, Ayssa B., Easton
We have included Tuesday’s work load as we both our out of the classroom this day.
Reading
Students read and discussed the story “Greyling” pages 1115. We will continue our discussion of Greyling…fiction story…on Wednesday.
Tomorrow: Students have all hour to complete two Vocabulary Warm Up and Exercises worksheets. These are vocabulary words to support the fiction and nonfiction stories that we are reading in class this week. These are due Wednesday.
Writing
Students discussed the outline expectation to the body paragraphs of their cause/effect paper. Students had the entire hour to edit these paragraphs.
Tomorrow: Students will type their edited body paragraphs in the computer lab. This will be saved, but still considered a rough draft.
Science
Students turned in their mineral projects. This is a test score.
Student also worked in their group to complete Analysis 27 14. This was due at the end of the hour.
Tomorrow: We will not have science.
Math
Students completed Math Mastery minute practice 11. The quiz is Thursday.
Students corrected Friday’s assignment. Students were introduced to Lesson 4. We defined vocabulary found in lesson 4. We will continue working on this Wednesday.
Tomorrow: Students had all hour to complete the Chapter Quiz worksheet and Mid Chapter Check found on page 374. This is due Wednesday.
Social Studies
We review the map of South America. Students began reading Chapter 21 lesson 1 and 2. They were asked to take notes as they read. They will continue this tomorrow.
Tomorrow: Students are to continue taking notes on chapter 21 lesson 1 and 2. These notes are due Wednesday. Students will also be watching two videos on South America.
Enrichment
In the computer lab, students were introduced to the South America PowerPoint Project.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Students turned in Weekly Notes today.
Work for Friday, January 23, 2015
Izaac, Avery P, Hale, Elijah, Sevaughn
Reading
Students discussed the correct topic, topic sentence and supporting details from the homework passage “Punch”. We added Main Idea notes in our reading spiral and discussed the main idea of “Punch”. (See Mrs. McCoy for Main Idea notes to put in spiral.)
Writing
Students turned in their cause/effect rough draft body assignment. Monday we will look at how to edit these paragraphs.
Science
Students turned in the white mean, median, and mode wks. Students began activity 27 and completed the procedure. Students also included seven new definitions.
Reminder: The mineral project is due Monday!
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed lesson 3 of chapter 5 today. Students have a worksheet to complete for Monday.
Social Studies
We review the map of South America.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Friday folders came home today. Weekly Note should be turned in Monday.
Work for Thursday, January 22, 2015
Izaac
Reading
Students finished finding the nonfiction elements of the “YouTube” passage. This was added to their reading spirals. Students were given a passage about a dog, Punch. Their assignment was to find the topic, topic sentence and supporting details of this passage. They were to use the colors and support of their reading spiral if needed. This is due tomorrow.
Writing
Students had 2 class periods to write the body of their cause/effect paper. This is a rough draft. This is due tomorrow.
Science
Students completed the group practice worksheet on mean, median and mode. This was turned in for scoring. Students were given a worksheet to complete at home. This is due tomorrow.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students completed lesson 2 of chapter 5 today. We defined the words absolute value and opposite in our vocabulary spirals. Students were given a worksheet to complete. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
The Latin American map was turned in today. We review the map of South America.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Reading
Students continued taking notes on main idea and supporting details. We used colors to represent these words. We also read an article about YouTube and are beginning to practice finding these “parts” in a nonfiction piece. We will continue working with this article tomorrow.
Writing
Students continued to brainstorm supporting details for their cause/effect topic. Students also had access to the computer lab to look up supporting details as well. Students have begun to put supporting details into 3 categories. These categories will become the body of the paragraph. (Required to have 3 paragraphs)
Science
Students completed the analysis questions in their group for activity 26. Students were introduced to mean, median and mode. Students were given a practice worksheet, but we will complete it tomorrow in class.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students have begun chapter 5. Today we completed lesson 1. Students defined the words: integers, positive integers and negative integers in their vocabulary spirals. Students were given a worksheet (front and back) to complete for tomorrow. Students DO NOT need to complete problems 1216 on the homework practice side.
Social Studies
The Latin American map is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Student had library time to read battle books.
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ethan B., Savannah S., Savannah K., Skyler, Devon
Reading
Students took notes in their spiral of Fiction vs Nonfiction. (See notes in folder) In addition, they were given 2 worksheets for their spiral. They began to write the definitions for topic and topic sentence today. We will continue the other words and include this in their spirals tomorrow.
Writing
Students brainstormed ideas to include in their cause/effect paper. Students have a topic idea already. In addition, students were given computer time to research cause/effect facts to support their topic and gain additional ideas to include in their paragraphs. We will continue working on this tomorrow.
Science
Activity 26 Procedure was scored today.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students have begun chapter 5. Today we completed lesson 1. Students defined the words: integers, positive integers and negative integers in their vocabulary spirals. Students were given a worksheet (front and back) to complete for tomorrow. Students DO NOT need to complete problems 1216 on the homework practice side.
Social Studies
Students had two class periods to work on their map of Latin America. This is due Thursday.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Students turned in their Weekly notes today.
Students also turn into their Math Corrections for a math improvement grade from last week’s test. This was due today.
Work for Friday, January 16, 2015
Ethan
Reading
Students participated in a class theme discussion of Hazard.
Writing
There was no Writing today.
Science
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students were given back their small slips from the test they took yesterday. They were also given the opportunity to earn back some points to improve their grades. The corrections are due on Tuesday, January 20th.
Social Studies
There was no Social Studies today.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Thursday, January 15, 2015
Reading
Students finished their discussion of the theme to “Roar”. Students wrote their ideas on the THEME tree provided. Students may cut this out and put in their spiral or keep in their folder. Students were introduced to the song “HAZARD” and asked to begin thinking about what happened. We will discuss the theme to this song tomorrow.
Writing
Students were introduced to topics for them to consider using to write a Cause/Effect Information paper for their assignment. Students completed various tasks about this topic in their writer’s notebook. Notebook were turned in today for evaluation.
Science
Students completed the procedure for activity 26. This required students to fill out an observation sheet identifying changes in Boomtown over the past 100 years. This is due tomorrow.
Reminder: The due date for the mineral project is Monday, January 26.
Math
Students took the chapter 1 test today.
Social Studies
Students had two periods for social studies today. We read chapter 7 lessons 1, 2 and 3. Once done with the reading, students were given a content worksheet to complete on the chapter. The worksheet is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Battle Book Report #3 is due March 16.
Work for Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Derek H. and Tristan
Reading
Students used the period for Winter Reading testing. Students used the class time reading independently during this testing time.
Writing
Students discussed the TIME for kid’s article “Not enough sleep”. We used this to look for cause/effect phenomenon and used this to discuss supporting details and main ideas in the article. We will begin looking at topics for students to consider using to write a Cause/Effect Information paper for their assignment.
Science
Students continued working on activity 25. Groups began and even completed the analysis questions. Students also set up for Activity 26 and included the vocabulary words.
Math
Students corrected the Review Guide. The chapter 1 Test is tomorrow.
Students also used class time to complete Winter Math testing.
Social Studies
Students turned in their SS definitions. They completed a SS vocabulary review and watch a video.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab. This was the last work day here at school. The due date for this project is Monday, January 26.
Work for Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Easton, Garrett, Elijah
Reading
Students continued discussing theme. Students glued their definitions on one page and Full House completed theme tree on another page. (See partner for help.) Students listened to the song “Roar” and brainstormed theme topics. Students were asked to write down their theme sentences and use evidence from the lyrics to support their theme idea. This will be looked at tomorrow.
Writing
Students used their writer’s notebook to look at cause/effect relationships regarding the topic: I didn't do my homework. Students discussed cause/effect to this top. Students were given an article about Sleep Habits to read “well” for tomorrow. Students will identify cause/effect relationships within this article tomorrow.
Science
Students completed the procedure for activity 25. Some groups began the analysis questions. We will continue this tomorrow.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 7 assignment. They were given the review guide today. This is due tomorrow.
The chapter 1 Test has been postponed to Thursday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson worksheet. Students worked on defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 124. This is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab. This was the last work day here at school. The due date for this project is Monday, January 26.
Book orders are due tomorrow. HHDHL is the online code.
Battle Report #2 were due today.
Work for Monday, January 12, 2015
Elijah, Easton, Chance, Michelle and Josh
Reading
Students discussed theme today and took notes on a theme tree. Students watched the “Full House” theme song and brainstormed theme on a 2nd theme tree. We will continue this tomorrow. Students were asked to hold onto their Theme trees for tomorrow.
Writing
Students used their writer’s notebook to look at cause/effect relationships in their personal/scientific/historical lives. Students were asked to write 2 sentences in their notebook to represent cause/effect either scientifically or historically.
Science
Students discussed analysis four together. We setup activity 25 in our spiral notebooks, added definitions4 and discussed topographical maps.
Math
Students completed Lesson 7 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Chapter 1 Test is has been postponed to Thursday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson 2 definitions. They read in groups of four lesson 3 and worked on a two sided worksheet. This worksheet is due tomorrow.
Some students finished early and began working on defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 124, but the definitions ARE NOT DUE tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab. The due date for this project is Monday, January 26.
Book orders are due Wednesday. HHDHL is the online code.
Battle Report #2 has been extended again and is due tomorrow. Remember the report form is available on the class website under the subject reading tab.
Work for Thursday, January 08, 2015
Hanaa, Izaac and Avery P.
Reading
Students had a notebook check today. Grades are posted on line. Students had class time to discuss their book title genre pockets. Students were allowed to move book title to different genre pockets if needed. We then discussed all the correct answers as a group.
Writing
Students discussed some of the basic elements that they should have in their prewrite. We discussed what we know so far about writing an essay and discussed the importance to carry this out every time we write. (Students kept their prewrites.) We began our first Lesson of this Informational Cause/Effect essay that students will be producing in a few weeks. Students were introduced to the definition of cause and effect and completed several practices.
Science
Students worked as a group to complete analysis 14 for activity 24. These were due at the end of the period.
Math
Students took their Math Mastery Quiz today. Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed the final Lesson 7 in their books. Students were given a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Chapter 1 Test is Wednesday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson 2 worksheet. They worked on defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 117. These are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students worked on their mineral project research in the computer lab.
Book orders are due next Wednesday. HHDHL is the online code.
Battle Report #2 has been extended and is due January 12, 2015. Remember the report form is available on the class website under the subject reading tab.
Work for Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Cam, Hanaa and Savannah S.
Reading
Students added another page in their reading spiral. They glue “pockets” for each of the 4 genres. They cut a various story paragraphs and need to put the story in the correct genre pocket. There are 25 of these cards to cut and put into the correct pocket. This is due tomorrow. Notebooks will be collected tomorrow as well.
Writing
Students had a final class period to finish their prewrite about the effects of eating too much junk food. Students were reminded that their essay should include an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs and a closing paragraph.
Science
Students began the next Science Unit….Erosion and Deposition. Students completed the procedure for activity 24 in their spirals. These were collected for scoring.
Math
Students completed Lesson 6. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.
Study for tomorrow’s Math Mastery Quiz.
Chapter 1 Test is Wednesday.
Social Studies
Students turned in their Chapter 5 lesson 1 definitions. Students were given the opportunity to work with a partner to read lesson 2 and complete a ten question worksheet. Although most students finished, the worksheet is due tomorrow. Some students had time to begin defining the key vocabulary, key people and key places found at the beginning of this lesson on page 117. We will continue defining these words tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had library time to study, read or get extra help.
 Battle Report #2 has been extended and is due January 12, 2015. Remember the report form is available on the class website under the subject reading tab.
Izaac, Cam, Elijah, Hanaa
Reading
Students began a new unit in their yellow reading books….Fiction vs Nonfiction. Students set their reading notebook and added their table of contents. Students cut out “Genres of Fiction” and glue these genres on page 1. Students will added definitions tomorrow.
Writing
Students took time to start an essay on the effects of eating too much junk food. Students were reminded that their essay should include an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs and a closing paragraph. Students will get time to work on this tomorrow.
Science
Students began the next Science Unit….Erosion and Deposition. Students watched the ending of yesterday’s video and began activity 24 in their spirals. We will complete the analysis questions for this lesson tomorrow.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students were assigned a review from page 58 in the book and Chapter Quiz worksheet. Both of these are due tomorrow.
Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.
Social Studies
Students began chapter 5. Students read lesson 1 together. They began to define the blue words found on page 113 at the beginning of this lesson. These are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had computer time today to work on their research for their mineral project. It appears as though students will be done with their research work Friday.
 Battle Report #2 has been extended and is due January 12, 2015. Remember the report form is available on the class website under the subject reading tab.
Work for Monday, January 05, 2015
Izaac and Devon
Reading
Students began a new unit in their yellow reading books….Fiction vs Nonfiction. Students set their reading notebook and added their table of contents. Students cut out “Genres of Fiction” and glue these genres on page 1. Students will added definitions tomorrow.
Writing
Students were introduced to tomorrow’s prewriting topic….The effects of too much junk food.
Science
Students were introduced to their next Science Unit….Erosion and Deposition. Students predicted the meaning of erosion and deposition in their spirals. Students also watched a video introducing these concepts.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students were assigned a review from page 58 in the book and Chapter Quiz worksheet. Both of these are due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Last call for those who didn’t participate in the fundraiser. We need to collect the $25 for their motor coach seat.
Battle Report #2 has been extended and is due January 12, 2015.
Work for Thursday, December 18, 2014
Reading
There was no reading hour today due to the Holiday Assembly.
Writing
Students finished writing their story that explains the short little Pixar video. Students needed to include as many pronouns in their narrative as possible.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students completed Lesson 5 and defined vocabulary. Students need to complete Lesson 5 worksheets for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students took the Chapter 4 test today.
Enrichment
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Elijah
Reading
Students finished their book talks today. Students had the hour to read independently.
Writing
Students began writing their story that explains the short little Pixar video. Students need to include as many pronouns in their narrative as possible. We will continue this tomorrow.
Science
Students took their Science Test on Rocks and Minerals.
Math
Students went over last night’s assignment. Students completed Lesson 4 and defined vocabulary. Students need to complete Lesson 4 worksheet that is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students had a Jeopardy review to prepare for tomorrow’s test.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
 Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
 Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Reading
Students continued their book talks today. These are worth a test grade. We will finish them up tomorrow.
Writing
Students corrected last night’s assignment.
Students watched a short little Pixar video. Students will be writing a short story about this video. In groups, they will re tell the story and use as many pronouns as possible. Students will begin writing the story tomorrow.
Science
Students reviewed all hour for their Science Test which will be tomorrow.
Math
Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students began Lesson 4 and defined vocabulary. Students need to complete problems on page 42 1,2 only and page 43 1 only for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students completed a group challenge as a part of a SS review.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
 Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
 Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Monday, December 15, 2014
Elijah
Reading
Students began their book talks today. These are worth a test grade. We will continue these tomorrow/Wednesday.
Writing
Students were introduced to pronouns. They watched an introductory video and listed pronouns on a sheet of paper. Students were given a pronoun packet where they need to identify pronouns. This is due tomorrow.
Science
Students corrected their Science review guides. Students had computer time today for Science as well. They worked on research and the setup for the information for their mineral project.
The test for the Rocks and Minerals unit will be Wednesday.
Math
Students corrected Friday’s assignment. Students were given a review packet of Lessons 1, 2 and 3. They had all hour to work on this. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students created tribe totem pole for 2 class periods. This was one of our group challenges.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
Weekly notes were turned in today.
 Final Adopt a family items were due today. Thank you for all of your generous donations. Adopt a family was a success this year. You have all helped to make these families holidays a little brighter.
 Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Friday, December 12, 2014
Izaac
Reading
Students were given most of the hour to work and prepare for their book talk. Students that finished had time to read. Book talks begin Monday.
Science
Students discussed and corrected their Pop Quiz.
Students were introduced to their Mineral Project. The written work is done here at school. Once this is completed, students will have at least one week to put the information together on a visual display at home.
The test for the Rocks and Minerals unit will be Wednesday.
Math
Students continued Lesson 3Chapter 1. Students have a worksheet to complete. They had most of the hour to finish. They need to complete problems 111. This is due Monday.
Social Studies
Students corrected their SS Review Guide and were introduced to their Survivor Totem Activity.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
Friday folder came home. Weekly note due Monday.
 Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.

Adopt a family items due Monday.
 Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Thursday, December 11, 2014
Izaac
Reading
Students were given most of the hour to work on the note cards for the book talk. They will continue work with this tomorrow and will begin the book talks Monday (12.15.14)
Next week: Student will present a brief book talk about a book they have read. Information coming home tomorrow. Presentations will occur MondayWednesday.
Science
Students took a pop quiz to check their understanding for the unit. They then worked on a review guide for the unit. It is due tomorrow.
The test for the Rocks and Minerals unit will be Wednesday.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 2 Skills Practice. Students learned about unit rates. We will continue this tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students turned in their scenes of the five Native American groups. Students were given a whole class period to complete the review guide. It is due tomorrow.
The test for this chapter will be Thursday.
Enrichment
 Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
 Adopt a family items due December 15.
 Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Ella, Izaac, Alivia, Cam, Ethan B
Reading
Students were introduced to the Book Talk assignment that we will be working on until break. Each student should have a copy of the rubric.
Next week: Student will present a brief book talk about a book they have read. Information coming home tomorrow. Presentations will occur MondayWednesday.
Math
Students corrected Lesson 1 Skills Practice. Students learned how to write ratios in simplest form and use ratios to compare data in Chapter 1, Lesson 2. The vocabulary from the lesson was written in their Math notebooks. Students have the Lesson 2 Skills practice worksheet to finish for tomorrow.
Social Studies
Students worked on illustrating scenes of the five Native American groups that they have been learning about throughout this chapter. Students were given two class hours to work on this. This is due tomorrow.
Enrichment
Students had Library.
 Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
 Adopt a family items due December 15.
 Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.