*****Students have access to Study Island!!!!!**

**Please, check out the Extra Credit Extension Activity tab for first term.

**Please, check out the Extra Credit Extension Activity tab for first term.

Students reviewed the Read and Respond Day 5 answers. These were turned in for scoring. We spent twenty minutes discussing report project option for their novels. The options are differentiated: so, students should choose an option that connects to their skills and learning style. Students also had about ten minutes to read in their groups. Students should spend some time tonight thinking about which book report option they would like to complete.

Students turned in their nouns worksheet for grading.

Students watched a video on common and proper nouns. Students then thoroughly discussed common and proper nouns. We also discussed the tricky ones. Students were assigned a common/proper noun worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

Students completed the role-play for Activity 8. In their groups, students discussed whether or not the Dust Bowl could happen again. On the Intra-act Discussion sheet students wrote whether or not they agreed with the statements, and they predicted what their group members would say. After making their predictions, students discussed these statements within their groups. Analysis questions 1-3 will be assigned for homework

Students completed lesson 7. Students did math mastery minute 7 practice.

Students corrected their review guide. We will have a study session tomorrow, and the Chapter 1 test will be Thursday.

Students had computers. Students also began a mapping exercise in the lab that connects to science.

Extra Credit :

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

We have begun our fundraiser to help cover the cost of our motor coaches taking us to Michigan Adventure June 4, 2015. We are selling fresh wreaths and candles.

Students reviewed the Read and Respond Day 4 answers. They then read for 25 minutes in their reading groups. At the end of the hour students completed their Read and Respond Day 5 question. The Read and Respond sheet is due at the start of the hour tomorrow.

Students watched a video on nouns. Students then got some practice in labeling nouns as a person, place, thing, or idea. They also had some practice in identifying nouns in a sentence. Students were assigned a noun worksheet, and it will be due tomorrow.

Students were shown some video clips and pictures from the Dust Bowl. Students then set up their Science Spirals for Activity 8. Students began a role-play read to learn about the Dust Bowl and its causes and effects. Students will continue this activity tomorrow.

Students participated in a mid-chapter review activity. At the end of the hour they were given the Chapter Quiz for homework.

Students had all hour to work on their review guide. It is due tomorrow.

Chapter 1 test will be Thursday.

Students had computers. They learned how to access and log in to Study Island.

Extra Credit :

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

We have begun our fundraiser to help cover the cost of our motor coaches taking us to Michigan Adventure June 4, 2015. We are selling fresh wreaths and candles.

Chapter 1 test will be Thursday.

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

We have begun our fundraiser to help cover the cost of our motor coaches taking us to Michigan Adventure June 4, 2015. We are selling fresh wreaths and candles.

Students continued reading from their group novels. Students need to complete Read and Respond Day 4 and complete their Literary Reaction worksheet for tomorrow.

Students completed Activity 7. They turned in their soil mapping of the U.S. Students had thirty minutes to work on a soil chart with illustrations of the four U.S. soils on the back. This is due tomorrow.

Students had a class period to review long division. Students will be moving forward in their math lessons with dividing by decimals. Students need to be able to divide traditionally in order for success. (Divide the way we were taught in school J)

Students took their math mastery quiz today.

Students turned in their answers to the four questions for lesson 4.

Students completed a ten question worksheet for the citizenship article in their book. This was due at the end of the hour.

Students worked on their computer recipe assignment.

Reminder to bring extra money if needed to spend at Edru tomorrow.

Book orders were extended for one more day. Due Thursday, October 16.

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

Students had a short discussion about Read & Respond question 2. Students then got into their reading groups and read. After reading, students were given time to work on Read & Respond Day 3 question. For this question, students are to have at least 3 interesting words, phrases, or sentences. This question is for homework. Students also began work on their Literary Reactions worksheet. This is to be worked on in class only.

Students took the Sentence Test today. It was out of 20 points with a possible two points of extra credit.

Students continued Activity 7. They broke into four groups, in which students mapped the soils from their region using the Mapping U.S. Soils worksheet and the Soil Data Cards. As they map their region, students will discuss what they notice about their region and what they will share with students from other regions. After mapping the soils in their region students will form small groups. Students will share their findings and fill out the rest of the map worksheet. Students will finish this activity tomorrow.

Students corrected their Lesson 4 Skills Sheet. There was no actual math class and there was no homework assigned.

Students worked with a partner to finish outlining lesson 4 chapter 1. Then, students were assigned four questions to answer in complete sentences. This is due tomorrow.

**What is a natural resource?

**Name some chief natural resources in the Western Hemisphere.

** Name some major types of vegetation found in the Western Hemisphere.

**What is a nonrenewable resource?

Students had Art. They began work on making sculptures out of clay.

Conferences tonight are posted above.

Book orders were extended for one more day. Due Thursday, October 16.

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

Students turned in their setting illustrations.

Students took seven minutes to jot down their likes, dislikes and thoughts on their novel. We also shared responses from the read and respond sheets. Then, students read in their groups. Students were instructed to read at home tomorrow during the day off if they are behind in their groups.

Students began the hour by editing a paragraph. We then took a few minutes to cover the format of the upcoming writing test. Students were given the option of taking another worksheet to practice on before the test Wednesday.

Students finished Activity 6. As a class we created a story map of the three characteristics scientists use to describe soil. Together we answered Analysis questions 1-3.

Students completed lesson 4. They also corrected their Lesson 3 Skills Worksheet. At the end of the hour they were assigned the

Math Mastery Quiz will be on Thursday.

Students worked with a partner to read and outline lesson 4 chapter 1.

Students finished and turned in their 15 Things list. Students began work on a Recipe assignment. For this assignment students found a recipe online. Students used bullets to make a list of ingredients, and used numbering to list the cooking instructions.

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Book orders due October 15.

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

Students turned in their read and respond sheet. Students worked on adding color to their Setting Drawings. This is due Monday. Students had twenty minutes of class time to continue reading their novel.

Students reviewed soil story map. Students began Activity 6. We conducted the activity which required students to describe soil scientifically using the three characteristics of soil. We will finish this activity on Monday.

Students completed lesson 3. They had about 25 minutes to work on the assignment worksheet for this lesson. It is due Monday.

Students took the World Map test.

Students need to get their weekly work note signed.

Pictures are coming home today.

$6.00 Edru Skating money was due today.

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

Students continued work on their Setting Drawings for 10 minutes in class. Students were asked to edit their Read and Respond worksheet. This is due tomorrow. Students had class time to continue reading their novel.

We began with our daily edit followed by going over the correct answers Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet. We then discussed what types of questions would be on the test next week. Students took the last 15 minutes of class to work on a review test assignment (front and back needs to be completed.) The assignment is due tomorrow.

Students turned in their Soil Story Maps with 10 illustrations.

Students continued Activity 5. We reviewed the soil story map as a class. Students then watched a video about How to Make a Mud pie. Students then had some time to answer the analysis questions 2 and 3 in complete sentences and made a list for #6 in their science spiral. This was then assigned for homework. It is due tomorrow.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students discussed Lesson 2. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students turned in their chapter 1 lesson 3 questions/answers. Students outlined lesson 3 together in class.

Students had computer time during which they worked on their lists of 15. Students learned how to add corner borders to a document. We will finish this on Monday.

Students were given book orders today. Orders due by Wednesday, October 15.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10…..tomorrow

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. They also discussed their answers to Read and Respond Day 4. Students need to respond to Day 5 of the Read and Respond worksheet by tomorrow. Students also began an in-class assignment of drawing the settings of their books.

Students turned in their Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet at the start of the day.

There was no actual LA class.

Students continued Activity 5. We finished the soil story map as a class. Students then worked on making a published version of the soil story map. For this published version, students are required to add 10 illustrations that connect to the information in the story map. These will be due tomorrow. We will finish Activity 5 tomorrow.

Today in Math we began by discussing the importance of being in Math both mentally and physically. We then wrote down

We completed Chapter 3 Lesson 1. Students took the last 4 minutes of class to work on the Lesson 1 Skills Worksheet and are required to have that ready to be graded at the start of math tomorrow.

Students turned in their homework assignment. Most of them were completed poorly. Students were asked to take more time on these questions tonight at home and turn in their improved version tomorrow.

Students had library time. Some read battle book, some worked on assignments while others reviewed for their math make-up test.

Students all caught up also had art.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. They also discussed their answers to Read and Respond Day 3. Students need to respond to Day 4 of the Read and Respond worksheet by tomorrow.

Students began class by starting a new “Edit” sheet titled “Chen Wan’s Vacation Diary.” We then began a lesson on how to find the verb in a complete sentence. Students are required to have the Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet finished by tomorrow.

Note: Students

Students continued Activity 5. We finished the reading, with students doing the last stop and think with a partner. Students wrote down definitions for vocabulary words. As a class, we began working on a soil concept map. Students turned in their science spirals for analysis three from lesson 4 to be scored.

Students were given their Chapter 2 test grades. Students are aware of a “make-up test” opportunity. Students who received below an 80% were encouraged to…….

1. Take and complete a review guide and attach work shown.

2. Give up Library time tomorrow to discuss answers and have correct answers to study for make up test.

3. Give up Catch up time Friday to take make up test.

Students also completed the Math Mastery Minute 5 review. The quiz will be Friday.

Students took the Chapter 3 Pre-Test. Students will begin Chapter 3 tomorrow.

Students reviewed the world map. Students read and discussed with a partner lesson 2 chapter 1. They were given four question to answer in complete sentences with their partner. This assignment is due tomorrow.

Students finished and turned in their “I Used To” poems. Students began work on “15 Things” list, using bullets and the ruler to change indents. For this assignment, students made a list of 15 items (i.e. shopping list, places to visit, etc.)

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12

Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. They also discussed what they have been liking and disliking about their books. Students need to respond to Day 3 of the Read and Respond worksheet by tomorrow.

Students began class by finishing their “Edit” sheet titled “Gold.” We then began a lesson on how to find the complete predicate of a sentence. No homework or assignments were given.

Students finished Activity 4. If students did not finish their Soil Column drawings, they are to finish these on their own time. As a class, we answered Analysis questions 1 & 2. Students are responsible for answering question 3 on their own. Students began Activity 5, and were introduced to the stop & think reading strategy. We will continue this activity tomorrow.

Students took their Chapter 2 test today.

Students need to turn in their Chapter 2 Review tomorrow morning for a participation grade. The sheet was titled

We will begin Chapter 3 tomorrow.

Students reviewed the world map and finished outlining lesson 2 chapter 1. Students were then given time to read with a partner lesson 3 chapter 1.

Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

Students worked on their “I Used To” poems by expanding their sentences, eliminating the text box outline, and adding top and bottom page borders.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12

Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. Students need to respond to Day 2 of the Read and Respond worksheet.

Students turned in their simple subject worksheet.

Students continued Activity 4. Students worked on drawing detailed versions of their soil columns on the Soil Column Observation sheet. We will finish these on Monday.

Students went over their review guide answers. Students used the remainder of the class time going over problems to practice for Monday’s chapter 2 test.

Students turned in their question assignment from yesterday. Students reviewed the world map. Students also began outlining together for Lesson 2. We will Finish this Monday.

Weekly note due Monday.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12

Students began their new unit. They were separated into 9 different reading groups. At the end of the hour, they completed their Read and Respond Question Day 1. The R and R worksheet can go home for double checking. These novels are not to be read at home. They will be reading them here at school in Literature Circles.

Students also turned in their Interview Assessment.

Students edited a paragraph titled ‘Gold’! Students practiced finding the simple subject within the complete subject. Students were given a worksheet to complete. New Direction: Put in the division line between the complete subject and complete predicate, underline the complete subject, and circle the simple subject.

Students began Activity 4. They completed the set-up for this activity. Students also completed the majority of the procedure. Students were given a worksheet for this activity. They were asked to hold onto it for tomorrow.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students were given a math review guide to prepare them for Monday’s Chapter 2 test. The review is due tomorrow.

Students took their math mastery quiz today.

Students reviewed the world map.

Students completed the outlined for lesson 1.

Students were asked to complete these steps:

1. Set your purpose - read the Check Your Reading found on page 25

2. Read silently the lesson...remembering what you are looking to answer

3. On a separate piece of paper, answer the following in complete sentences

a. What is a tributary?

b. What is the longest river in North America? What is the longest river in South America?

c. Use the elevation map on page 24 to find the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere. What are the two highest mountains?

d. List the four main types of landforms you read about in this lesson.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

Students have chosen a Battle Book. Much of this book will need to be read at home. Battle Book report #1 is due November 12. Students will be required to complete 4 “Battle Book Reports” this school year.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

Students were introduced to 7 different novels. Students were given time to select their top 3 novel choices to read in a reading group. Students were assigned to a novel reading group. Students will be working in these groups for the next 3 weeks. They will begin reading tomorrow.

Final copy (typed or written in black or blue ink) is due tomorrow.

Students turned in their complete subject/predicate worksheet.

Students watched a short video about measurement and the metric system. Students learned how to read a metric ruler and a graduated cylinder. Students began work on two worksheets. They are due tomorrow.

Students went over and discussed last night’s assignment. We went over the answers and how to solve each problem from last night’s assignment. Students were assigned to complete the odd problems of Lesson 8 worksheet (Skills side). This is due tomorrow.

Students outlined lesson 1 together. We will finish this tomorrow.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

Students had Art and Library time today. During Library time students were assigned a “Battle Book”. There are approximately 60 titles to choose from, and we will have a competition using all of these books in May. Once students complete their first “Battle Book”, they have a report form to complete for a grade. Students will be required to complete 4 “Battle Book Reports” this school year.

Battle Book #1 report due November 12.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

Students were given the entire hour to work on their rough draft of the interview assignment. They were given the option to ask for peer editing and to work silently in a separate room. Today was the last day for them to work on this assignment in class. Final copies must be finished at home.

Final copy (typed or written in black or blue ink) is due Thursday.

Students edited another paragraph together in class. We will continue this short editing process daily. Students then began a lesson on complete subjects along with a review of types of sentences. They were given a worksheet titled “Subjects” at the end of the hour and are required to turn it in tomorrow morning.

Note: Students were given specific instruction different than the instruction on the worksheet. In addition to underlining the

Students continued Activity 3 by writing soil descriptions on index cards. Groups traded their index cards and matched the descriptions to their soils. Students answered analysis questions 1 and 2 on their own. We answered number 3 by creating a venn diagram as a class. Students worked in their groups to answer number 4. Students can take these analysis questions home to complete and check over. They are due tomorrow.

Students graded and turned in their Lesson 7 Homework Practice. They then began work with Lesson 8. Students were given the Lesson 8 Skills worksheet at the end of the hour and are required to turn in the

Students reviewed the world map.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

Students continued their “I used to” poem. Students learned how to insert and edit clip art.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

Students reviewed the requirements and steps for the interview assignment. They were then given the remainder of the hour to begin answering and editing questions. We will continue this work tomorrow in class; however, students are encouraged to look over this assignment at home and fix any issues they see.

Students began Activity 3 by reading and answering two questions in their Science spirals. For the activity, students observed two different samples of soil. On an index card, students wrote a detailed description of one of the samples of soil, and repeated this with the other soil sample. We will continue this activity tomorrow.

Students completed Math Mastery Minute 5 at the beginning of class and then corrected it as a group. They were then given Lesson 7 Homework Practice to work on in class. Students are required to turn in the completed sheet tomorrow.

Note: Students did not have to complete the Skills Practice side of the worksheet.

During a second math period today the students participated in a review activity for the upcoming Chapter 2 test.

Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.

Students reviewed the world map. They also finished reading Chapter 1. Students answered our two goal questions together in class.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

Students turned in their Weekly Work Note.

Students began the “I used to” poem. Students utilized the copy and paste tools to assist with writing the poem. Students were encouraged to have fun and expand their sentences. We will continue working on this tomorrow.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

Students were introduced to their interview test grade assignment. Students were given the directions and expectations of this evaluation. Students were given time to begin writing down the questions/answers for this. Students will continue working on this Monday.

Students turned in their subject/predicate worksheet.

Students went over Evidence vs. Opinion worksheet and turned it in for scoring. Students answered two analysis questions in their Science spiral. While students answered the questions, the teacher came around to check that their KWL chart was complete. Students then started Activity 3. Science spirals were collected at the end of the hour.

Students went over last night’s assignment. Students spent the hour reviewing percent of numbers from Chapter Six.

Students reviewed the World Map together in class. (This included the spellings as well.) Students were introduced to Chapter 1. We began reading, but only completed one section.

Weekly Work Note due Monday.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 1

Students turned in their Theme worksheet.

Students then participated in a class discussion about story structure in

Students began class with a paragraph editing exercise.

They evaluated sentences by dividing them into subject/predicate. They were given a worksheet to complete as a practice. It was assigned for homework; however, some students finished within the period.

Students continued with activity 2. They completed a KWL chart activity in their science spirals. They discussed evidence versus opinion, and completed a worksheet emphasizing this discussion. We will be going over this worksheet tomorrow.

Students spent the hour reviewing percent of numbers from Chapter Six. At the end of the hour they were assigned problems

Students worked on a world map exercise. Some students finished this in class, but it is not due until tomorrow.

Students had computers today. They completed a cover page for their work in Word. Those that finished early were given an opportunity to complete a 4 step process in Word for a bonus point.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

Students reviewed conflicts during an open discussion of

Students were given back science spirals. Activity one has been graded. Students began activity 2. They were introduced to a school garden problem and began a KWL activity. WE will continue this tomorrow.

Students graded

Students worked on a world map exercise. We will finish up tomorrow.

Students had art and began a candy painting. Students also had library time to study, complete assignments, or read.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

Students listened to Mr. McKenzie finish

Students edited another paragraph together in class. We will continue these short editing exercises daily.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students were introduced to subjects and predicates. Students watched a short video of this and began doing some practice together in class. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students participated in a discussion about descriptive observations and equipment. Students then answered two analysis questions in their science notebook. Students turned in their Science notebook.

We finished Lesson 5 of Chapter 2. Students then began to work on the Lesson 5 Skills Practice worksheet. They are required to have problems

Students worked on a world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the Computer Lab, students continued to work on the cover page to the collection of their works on Microsoft Word. Students formatted their graphics/pictures.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

Students listened to Mr. Lewis read

Students began to edit a paragraph together in class. We will continue this short editing process daily.

Students reviewed the types of sentences...declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory. Students discussed the meanings of each of these types and practiced identifying them in a variety of sentences. Students were given a worksheet (front and back) that is due tomorrow.

Students participated in an observation memory activity. In this activity, students worked individually and in groups to record observations on a set of objects. Students recorded their observations in their Science spiral notebooks. We will continue this activity tomorrow.

Students had a very short time to begin Lesson 5 of Chapter 2. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students began a world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the Computer Lab, students began work on the cover page to the collection of their works on Microsoft Word. Students created a title using word art, and added a graphic to their cover.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

Students listened to Mr. McKenzie read

Students began to edit a paragraph together in class. We will continue this short editing process daily.

Students were introduced to types of sentences….declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory. Students discussed the meanings of each of these types and practiced identifying them in a variety of sentences. This was completed together in class and we will continue this on Monday.

Students included the

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students had class time to complete a mid- chapter check worksheet that is due Monday.

Students went over the answers to the CDV test. We also announced the winner to the “Constitution Poster Challenge.”

Friday folders were passed out and the weekly work note is due Monday.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

Conference slips are due back on

Students turned in their Character Trait worksheet with the seven trait definitions.

Students listened to Crash (pg.104-113). Students were asked to complete at least 6 “Say Somethings” as they listened to the story.

We also discussed the story elements of the novel.

Students know they should be thinking of a character to “interview” for the completion of this novel.

Students shared together the meaning of “Fireworks”.

Students also discussed the figurative language within the lyrics. Students turned in their writer’s notebook for their weekly evaluation.

Students began activity one. We completed the set-up and jotted down the important definitions for activity one.

Students corrected the “Got its” on page 118 a, b and c. Students completed Lesson 4 of Chapter 2. Students have a worksheet to complete…skills side only. This is due tomorrow.

Students took their math mastery quiz.

Students turned their cdv definitions.

Students also took the CDV Test.

Students that did not complete their name design for art need to take it home to finish. This is due next Wednesday at the start of art class.

Students finished the unfinished side of the Character Trait worksheet. Students also got into groups and recorded

Students should have their meaning of “Fireworks” poem in their notebook for tomorrow.

Students corrected last night’s assignment.

Students began Lesson 4 in Chapter 2. Students need to complete the “Got its” on page 118 a,b and c for tomorrow.

Students turned in their paragraph based on a ‘Should’ question.

Students celebrated Constitution Day. We watched a video and completed a video quiz. Students also worked with a partner to create a visual to show their support of this special day. These were due at the end of the hour.

Students had library time to read, complete late work or attend study sessions.

Students also had art time. Students that did not complete their name design need to take it home to finish. This is due next Wednesday at the start of art class.

Students began the Character Trait Assignment. Each student was required to define

Students shared their “Hall of Fame Moments”. In their notebook, students were asked to write about the meaning of the poem “Fireworks”. Students need to include at least 3 examples of evidence from the poem to support their meaning. This is due tomorrow.

Students turned in their M&M graph and lab sheet.

Students completed their group worksheet on observations. These were due at the end of the hour.

Students also set-up their science spirals.

Students corrected last night’s assignment.

Students completed Lesson 3 in Chapter 2. Students have to complete the “Skills” side of the worksheet for tomorrow.

Students continued discussing together various ‘Should’ statements. Students were asked to apply a CDV to their opinion. Students need to turn one of the discussions into a stand-alone paragraph. The first sentence states their position. The body (at least 3 sentences) contains support using a CDV. The closing statement ties it back to the opening. These are due tomorrow.

Students had computer time. They finished their poem about themselves. These were printed and turned in for grading.

Students listened to pages 80-103 of Crash. Students were asked to respond to at least 6 “Say Somethings” as they listened.

Students need to complete their Read and Respond worksheet…Day 4 and Day 5. This is due tomorrow.

Students shared their “Sarah moments”. Students listened to the lyrics of “Hall of Fame” and thought about what their hall of fame would be. In their notebook, students were asked to write about……What do you want to be known for? This should be at least a half of a page in their notebook. This is due tomorrow.

Students had time to complete their M&M graph. We also completed the M&M lab sheet. However, students can take these home to look them over. They are due tomorrow.

Students completed Minute 2 of their math mastery packet today. We went over the correct answers. The quiz will be Thursday.

Students completed Lesson 2 of Chapter 2. Students have a worksheet “Skills side only” to complete for tomorrow.

Students turned in their CDV worksheet from Friday’s homework.

We discussed the results of this assignment.

Students discussed together various ‘Should’ statements. Students were asked to apply a CDV to their opinion. We will be turning these discussions into a paragraph response tomorrow.

Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

Students had computer time. They worked on their poem about themselves. We will complete these tomorrow in the computer lab.

Students had a discussion about plot elements in

Students were given a heads up for the final project at the end of

Students began a new Say Something sheet, and listened to chapters 20-22 (stopped at pg. 79).

Students turned in their writer’s notebook for a weekly evaluation grade.

Students began the M&M graph. Students will continue this Monday.

Students reviewed Lesson 1 and began Lesson 2 of chapter 2. Students defined the word percent. We will continue with this lesson on Monday.

Students completed a CDV worksheet independently. They were then given ten minutes to buddy up and discuss their answers. Although some students chose to turn in their worksheet, it is not due until Monday.

CDV test next Thursday.

Students had catch-up time.

Students need to get their Friday Folder signed and returned for Monday.

Book orders due September 17. Online code HHDHL

Students listened to chapters 15-20 (stopped at top of pg. 73) while questioning, commenting, and predicting with their Say Something sheet. Students turned in their Say Something sheets, and answered the Day 3 question on their Read and Respond sheets. The Day 3 question is to be answered for tomorrow.

Students listened to a poem “Making Sarah Cry”. Students wrote in their writer’s notebook about their thoughts of the poem. Their assignment is to write about a “Sarah” moment. This is due tomorrow.

Students began the M &M lab. Students were given a lab sheet to complete the scientific process. We will continue this Friday.

Students corrected last night’s assignment.

Students completed their math mastery quiz for a grade.

Students also completed the Mcomp math assessment. This does not count for a grade.

Students turned in their visual cdv worksheet.

Students had their pictures taken by Lifetouch.

Book orders due September 17. Online code HHDHL

Students listened to chapters 11-13 while questioning, commenting, and predicting with their Say Something sheet. They also wrote from the perspective of another character in the book (Penn or Penn’s Parents) during one of three scenes in the book. This writing piece is due tomorrow.

Students had their library time. Students had the opportunity to visit the library and check out a book. This is also a time each week that students can receive additional support in a certain subject or simply use as a time to complete any work assigned that day.

Students got a first-hand account of how well they wrote their PB & J procedures. Mr. Lewis and Mr. Mackenzie followed the procedures by attempting to make PB & J sandwiches.

Students corrected last night’s assignment and completed lesson 1 (Chapter 2). Students have a worksheet. They need to complete the

Students also completed several math assessments that do not count for a grade.

Students continued with the Core Democratic Values. Students were asked to choose one cdv and draw a visual representing their chosen cdv. On the lines below their illustration, they need to respond to one of the following:

Give two examples of how your cdv can be valued or celebrated in today’s world OR Explain why the cdv you chose is so important.

This is due tomorrow.

Students had art. They worked on a name design. More time will be given next Wednesday.

Picture Day is tomorrow.

Students listened to Crash and practiced their say something strategy. They also have to complete the Day 2 reading response on the worksheet they were given. This response should be in complete sentences and is due tomorrow.

Students turned in their writer’s composition notebook. Students also listened to the song – “Don’t Laugh at Me”. Students responded to the song in their writer’s notebook.

Students reviewed the scientific process. Students were asked to write a materials list and procedure for “How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.” This was collected at the end of the hour.

Students defined rational numbers in their spiral. Students began lesson 1 of chapter 2. Students were assigned pg. 92 1-3 and pg. 93 1-4. This is due tomorrow.

Students continued discussing Core Democratic Values. We discussed Patriotism and students completed a worksheet based on all ten CDVs. We went over the worksheet, and it was turned in at the end of the hour.

Students began a poem in the lab. We will continue this later in the week.

Picture Day is Thursday.

Students listened to Crash and practiced their say something strategy. They also have to complete the Day 1 reading response on the worksheet they were given. This response should be in complete sentences and is due tomorrow.

Students were given class time to decorate their writer’s composition notebook. Students need to only decorate the front cover. This is due tomorrow.

Students discussed the seven steps to the scientific process. In groups, they completed a review worksheet. Students were asked to place this in the folder. We will be checking this over tomorrow.

Students completed their first math mastery minute 1 practice. Students will have a QUIZ this Thursday. Students were also introduced to Chapter 2 and wrote the 5 vocabulary words in their math spirals.

Students continued discussing Core Democratic Values. We discusses Popular Sovereignty, Diversity, Truth, Equality, and Common Good.

Students attempted to log into the computer using their new password.

Students reviewed the class website.

Some students also signed into REMIND!

Students are coming home with picture forms.

Garret

**- Work for****Tuesday, October 21, 2014****Elijah, Hale****Reading-**Students reviewed the Read and Respond Day 5 answers. These were turned in for scoring. We spent twenty minutes discussing report project option for their novels. The options are differentiated: so, students should choose an option that connects to their skills and learning style. Students also had about ten minutes to read in their groups. Students should spend some time tonight thinking about which book report option they would like to complete.

**Writing-**Students turned in their nouns worksheet for grading.

Students watched a video on common and proper nouns. Students then thoroughly discussed common and proper nouns. We also discussed the tricky ones. Students were assigned a common/proper noun worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students completed the role-play for Activity 8. In their groups, students discussed whether or not the Dust Bowl could happen again. On the Intra-act Discussion sheet students wrote whether or not they agreed with the statements, and they predicted what their group members would say. After making their predictions, students discussed these statements within their groups. Analysis questions 1-3 will be assigned for homework

**Math-**Students completed lesson 7. Students did math mastery minute 7 practice.

**Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.****Social Studies-**Students corrected their review guide. We will have a study session tomorrow, and the Chapter 1 test will be Thursday.

**Enrichment-**Students had computers. Students also began a mapping exercise in the lab that connects to science.

Extra Credit :

__Study Island__: This is a terrific math tool available online in and out of school. If student log on to this website and practice math for at least one hour**between October 21st through October 30th**, it will count as a 100% replacement for the lowest homework grade in math for term 1. Students can use their regular computer login name plus @mms on the end. (Example:__sldodendorf@mms__) Students have created their own passwords. They were instructed to use their regular school password. The link is right below.__http://www.studyisland.com/__Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

We have begun our fundraiser to help cover the cost of our motor coaches taking us to Michigan Adventure June 4, 2015. We are selling fresh wreaths and candles.

**All orders and money are due November 5**. Checks made out to Mason Middle School. If you should chose not to participate with fundraiser, we are collecting $25.00 non-refundable fee to help cover your child’s seat cost on the motor coach.**- Work for****Monday, October 20, 2014****Cam, Avery W., Hanaa****Reading-**Students reviewed the Read and Respond Day 4 answers. They then read for 25 minutes in their reading groups. At the end of the hour students completed their Read and Respond Day 5 question. The Read and Respond sheet is due at the start of the hour tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students watched a video on nouns. Students then got some practice in labeling nouns as a person, place, thing, or idea. They also had some practice in identifying nouns in a sentence. Students were assigned a noun worksheet, and it will be due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students were shown some video clips and pictures from the Dust Bowl. Students then set up their Science Spirals for Activity 8. Students began a role-play read to learn about the Dust Bowl and its causes and effects. Students will continue this activity tomorrow.

**Math-**Students participated in a mid-chapter review activity. At the end of the hour they were given the Chapter Quiz for homework.

**Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday****Social Studies-**Students had all hour to work on their review guide. It is due tomorrow.

Chapter 1 test will be Thursday.

Enrichment-Enrichment-

Students had computers. They learned how to access and log in to Study Island.

Extra Credit :

__Study Island__: This is a terrific math tool available online. If student log on to this website and practice math for at least one hour**between October 21st through October 30th**, it will count as a 100% replacement for the lowest homework grade in math for term 1. Students can use their regular computer login name plus @mms on the end. (Example:__sldodendorf@mms__) Students have created their own passwords. They were instructed to use their regular school password. The link is right below.__http://www.studyisland.com/__Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

We have begun our fundraiser to help cover the cost of our motor coaches taking us to Michigan Adventure June 4, 2015. We are selling fresh wreaths and candles.

**All orders and money are due November 5**. Checks made out to Mason Middle School. If you should chose not to participate with fundraiser, we are collecting $25.00 non-refundable fee to help cover your child’s seat cost on the motor coach.

**- Work for Friday, October 17, 2014****Cam, Blake, Derek H., Skyler****Reading-**

Students turned in their Literary Reaction worksheet. For the rest of this period, students read from their battle books or completed computer pieces.**Science-**

Students turned in their soil chart with illustrations of the four U.S. soils on the back.**Social Studies-**Chapter 1 test will be Thursday.

**Enrichment-**Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

We have begun our fundraiser to help cover the cost of our motor coaches taking us to Michigan Adventure June 4, 2015. We are selling fresh wreaths and candles.

**All orders and money are due November 5**. Checks made out to Mason Middle School. If you chose to not participate with the fundraiser, we are collecting a $25.00 non-refundable fee to help cover your child’s seat cost on the motor coach.**- Work for Thursday, October 16, 2014****Cam, Blake, Owen, Savannah K, Angie****Reading-**Students continued reading from their group novels. Students need to complete Read and Respond Day 4 and complete their Literary Reaction worksheet for tomorrow.

**Science-**Students completed Activity 7. They turned in their soil mapping of the U.S. Students had thirty minutes to work on a soil chart with illustrations of the four U.S. soils on the back. This is due tomorrow.

**Math-**Students had a class period to review long division. Students will be moving forward in their math lessons with dividing by decimals. Students need to be able to divide traditionally in order for success. (Divide the way we were taught in school J)

Students took their math mastery quiz today.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their answers to the four questions for lesson 4.

Students completed a ten question worksheet for the citizenship article in their book. This was due at the end of the hour.

**Enrichment-**Students worked on their computer recipe assignment.

Reminder to bring extra money if needed to spend at Edru tomorrow.

Book orders were extended for one more day. Due Thursday, October 16.

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

**- Work for****Wednesday, October 15, 2014****Cam, Blake, Owen, Peyton****Reading-**Students had a short discussion about Read & Respond question 2. Students then got into their reading groups and read. After reading, students were given time to work on Read & Respond Day 3 question. For this question, students are to have at least 3 interesting words, phrases, or sentences. This question is for homework. Students also began work on their Literary Reactions worksheet. This is to be worked on in class only.

**Writing-**Students took the Sentence Test today. It was out of 20 points with a possible two points of extra credit.

**Science-**Students continued Activity 7. They broke into four groups, in which students mapped the soils from their region using the Mapping U.S. Soils worksheet and the Soil Data Cards. As they map their region, students will discuss what they notice about their region and what they will share with students from other regions. After mapping the soils in their region students will form small groups. Students will share their findings and fill out the rest of the map worksheet. Students will finish this activity tomorrow.

**Math-**Students corrected their Lesson 4 Skills Sheet. There was no actual math class and there was no homework assigned.

**Study for tomorrow's Math Mastery Quiz.****Social Studies-**Students worked with a partner to finish outlining lesson 4 chapter 1. Then, students were assigned four questions to answer in complete sentences. This is due tomorrow.

**What is a natural resource?

**Name some chief natural resources in the Western Hemisphere.

** Name some major types of vegetation found in the Western Hemisphere.

**What is a nonrenewable resource?

**Enrichment-**Students had Art. They began work on making sculptures out of clay.

Conferences tonight are posted above.

Book orders were extended for one more day. Due Thursday, October 16.

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

**- Work for****Monday, October 13, 2014****Karsyn, Alaina, Cam, Hale, Alivia****Reading-**Students turned in their setting illustrations.

Students took seven minutes to jot down their likes, dislikes and thoughts on their novel. We also shared responses from the read and respond sheets. Then, students read in their groups. Students were instructed to read at home tomorrow during the day off if they are behind in their groups.

**Writing-**Students began the hour by editing a paragraph. We then took a few minutes to cover the format of the upcoming writing test. Students were given the option of taking another worksheet to practice on before the test Wednesday.

**Sentence Test will be on Wednesday.****Science-**Students finished Activity 6. As a class we created a story map of the three characteristics scientists use to describe soil. Together we answered Analysis questions 1-3.

**Analysis questions 4 and 5****were assigned for homework**. Students began Activity 7, beginning with Science spiral set up. Students read about the four major soil categories with their groups. Group members then decided who in their group would represent them in each of the four regional conferences. We will continue this activity on Wednesday.**Math-**Students completed lesson 4. They also corrected their Lesson 3 Skills Worksheet. At the end of the hour they were assigned the

**Lesson 4 Skills Worksheet ODDS ONLY.**Math Mastery Quiz will be on Thursday.

**Social Studies-**Students worked with a partner to read and outline lesson 4 chapter 1.

**Enrichment-**Students finished and turned in their 15 Things list. Students began work on a Recipe assignment. For this assignment students found a recipe online. Students used bullets to make a list of ingredients, and used numbering to list the cooking instructions.

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Book orders due October 15.

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

**- Work for****Friday, October 10, 2014****Jack, Devon****Reading-**Students turned in their read and respond sheet. Students worked on adding color to their Setting Drawings. This is due Monday. Students had twenty minutes of class time to continue reading their novel.

**Science-**Students reviewed soil story map. Students began Activity 6. We conducted the activity which required students to describe soil scientifically using the three characteristics of soil. We will finish this activity on Monday.

**Math-**Students completed lesson 3. They had about 25 minutes to work on the assignment worksheet for this lesson. It is due Monday.

**Students took the Math Mastery Quiz.****Social Studies-**Students took the World Map test.

**Enrichment-**Students need to get their weekly work note signed.

Pictures are coming home today.

$6.00 Edru Skating money was due today.

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

**- Work for****Thursday, October 09, 2014****Reading-**Students continued work on their Setting Drawings for 10 minutes in class. Students were asked to edit their Read and Respond worksheet. This is due tomorrow. Students had class time to continue reading their novel.

**Writing-**We began with our daily edit followed by going over the correct answers Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet. We then discussed what types of questions would be on the test next week. Students took the last 15 minutes of class to work on a review test assignment (front and back needs to be completed.) The assignment is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students turned in their Soil Story Maps with 10 illustrations.

Students continued Activity 5. We reviewed the soil story map as a class. Students then watched a video about How to Make a Mud pie. Students then had some time to answer the analysis questions 2 and 3 in complete sentences and made a list for #6 in their science spiral. This was then assigned for homework. It is due tomorrow.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students discussed Lesson 2. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz Tomorrow****Social Studies-**Students turned in their chapter 1 lesson 3 questions/answers. Students outlined lesson 3 together in class.

**World Map test is Friday, October12. Therfore, study hard tonight!****Enrichment-**Students had computer time during which they worked on their lists of 15. Students learned how to add corner borders to a document. We will finish this on Monday.

Students were given book orders today. Orders due by Wednesday, October 15.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10…..tomorrow

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

**- Work for****Wednesday, October 08, 2014****Savannah K****Reading-**Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. They also discussed their answers to Read and Respond Day 4. Students need to respond to Day 5 of the Read and Respond worksheet by tomorrow. Students also began an in-class assignment of drawing the settings of their books.

**Writing-**Students turned in their Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet at the start of the day.

There was no actual LA class.

**Science-**Students continued Activity 5. We finished the soil story map as a class. Students then worked on making a published version of the soil story map. For this published version, students are required to add 10 illustrations that connect to the information in the story map. These will be due tomorrow. We will finish Activity 5 tomorrow.

**Math-**Today in Math we began by discussing the importance of being in Math both mentally and physically. We then wrote down

**three things that we are going to do differently to improve our math abilities in class**. Students kept these sheets in their Math Binders.We completed Chapter 3 Lesson 1. Students took the last 4 minutes of class to work on the Lesson 1 Skills Worksheet and are required to have that ready to be graded at the start of math tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz Friday.****Social Studies-**Students turned in their homework assignment. Most of them were completed poorly. Students were asked to take more time on these questions tonight at home and turn in their improved version tomorrow.

**World Map test is Friday, October12.****Enrichment-**Students had library time. Some read battle book, some worked on assignments while others reviewed for their math make-up test.

Students all caught up also had art.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.

**- Work for****Tuesday, October 07, 2014****Alivia and Katie****Reading-**Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. They also discussed their answers to Read and Respond Day 3. Students need to respond to Day 4 of the Read and Respond worksheet by tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students began class by starting a new “Edit” sheet titled “Chen Wan’s Vacation Diary.” We then began a lesson on how to find the verb in a complete sentence. Students are required to have the Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet finished by tomorrow.

Note: Students

__were instructed__to**separate the subject and predicate with a (/), underline the complete predicate, and circle the verb**. These instructions are different than what is on the worksheet.**Science-**Students continued Activity 5. We finished the reading, with students doing the last stop and think with a partner. Students wrote down definitions for vocabulary words. As a class, we began working on a soil concept map. Students turned in their science spirals for analysis three from lesson 4 to be scored.

**Math-**Students were given their Chapter 2 test grades. Students are aware of a “make-up test” opportunity. Students who received below an 80% were encouraged to…….

1. Take and complete a review guide and attach work shown.

2. Give up Library time tomorrow to discuss answers and have correct answers to study for make up test.

3. Give up Catch up time Friday to take make up test.

Students also completed the Math Mastery Minute 5 review. The quiz will be Friday.

Students took the Chapter 3 Pre-Test. Students will begin Chapter 3 tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz Friday.****Social Studies-**Students reviewed the world map. Students read and discussed with a partner lesson 2 chapter 1. They were given four question to answer in complete sentences with their partner. This assignment is due tomorrow.

**World Map test is Friday, October12.****Enrichment-**Students finished and turned in their “I Used To” poems. Students began work on “15 Things” list, using bullets and the ruler to change indents. For this assignment, students made a list of 15 items (i.e. shopping list, places to visit, etc.)

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12

**- Work for****Monday, October 06, 2014****Chance****Reading-**Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. They also discussed what they have been liking and disliking about their books. Students need to respond to Day 3 of the Read and Respond worksheet by tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students began class by finishing their “Edit” sheet titled “Gold.” We then began a lesson on how to find the complete predicate of a sentence. No homework or assignments were given.

**Science-**Students finished Activity 4. If students did not finish their Soil Column drawings, they are to finish these on their own time. As a class, we answered Analysis questions 1 & 2. Students are responsible for answering question 3 on their own. Students began Activity 5, and were introduced to the stop & think reading strategy. We will continue this activity tomorrow.

**Math-**Students took their Chapter 2 test today.

Students need to turn in their Chapter 2 Review tomorrow morning for a participation grade. The sheet was titled

**Test, Form 1A**. Some students may have already turned this in for scoring.We will begin Chapter 3 tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students reviewed the world map and finished outlining lesson 2 chapter 1. Students were then given time to read with a partner lesson 3 chapter 1.

**World Map test is Friday, October 12.****Enrichment-**Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

Students worked on their “I Used To” poems by expanding their sentences, eliminating the text box outline, and adding top and bottom page borders.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12

**- Work for****Friday, October 03, 2014****Reading-**Students had class time to continue reading in their book groups. Students need to respond to Day 2 of the Read and Respond worksheet.

**Writing-**Students turned in their simple subject worksheet.

**Science-**Students continued Activity 4. Students worked on drawing detailed versions of their soil columns on the Soil Column Observation sheet. We will finish these on Monday.

**Math-**Students went over their review guide answers. Students used the remainder of the class time going over problems to practice for Monday’s chapter 2 test.

**Chapter 2 Test Monday. Please study this weekend.****Social Studies-**Students turned in their question assignment from yesterday. Students reviewed the world map. Students also began outlining together for Lesson 2. We will Finish this Monday.

**World Map test is Friday, October12.****Enrichment-**Weekly note due Monday.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15 (schedule posted on website)

Battle Book Report #1 due November 12

**- Work for Thursday, October 02, 2014****Avery, Devon, Elijah****Reading-**Students began their new unit. They were separated into 9 different reading groups. At the end of the hour, they completed their Read and Respond Question Day 1. The R and R worksheet can go home for double checking. These novels are not to be read at home. They will be reading them here at school in Literature Circles.

Students also turned in their Interview Assessment.

**Writing-**Students edited a paragraph titled ‘Gold’! Students practiced finding the simple subject within the complete subject. Students were given a worksheet to complete. New Direction: Put in the division line between the complete subject and complete predicate, underline the complete subject, and circle the simple subject.

**Science-**Students began Activity 4. They completed the set-up for this activity. Students also completed the majority of the procedure. Students were given a worksheet for this activity. They were asked to hold onto it for tomorrow.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students were given a math review guide to prepare them for Monday’s Chapter 2 test. The review is due tomorrow.

Students took their math mastery quiz today.

**Chapter 2 Test Monday.****Social Studies-**Students reviewed the world map.

Students completed the outlined for lesson 1.

Students were asked to complete these steps:

1. Set your purpose - read the Check Your Reading found on page 25

2. Read silently the lesson...remembering what you are looking to answer

3. On a separate piece of paper, answer the following in complete sentences

a. What is a tributary?

b. What is the longest river in North America? What is the longest river in South America?

c. Use the elevation map on page 24 to find the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere. What are the two highest mountains?

d. List the four main types of landforms you read about in this lesson.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

**Enrichment-**Students have chosen a Battle Book. Much of this book will need to be read at home. Battle Book report #1 is due November 12. Students will be required to complete 4 “Battle Book Reports” this school year.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

**- Work for****Wednesday, October 01, 2014****Reading-**Students were introduced to 7 different novels. Students were given time to select their top 3 novel choices to read in a reading group. Students were assigned to a novel reading group. Students will be working in these groups for the next 3 weeks. They will begin reading tomorrow.

Final copy (typed or written in black or blue ink) is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students turned in their complete subject/predicate worksheet.

**Science-**Students watched a short video about measurement and the metric system. Students learned how to read a metric ruler and a graduated cylinder. Students began work on two worksheets. They are due tomorrow.

**Math-**Students went over and discussed last night’s assignment. We went over the answers and how to solve each problem from last night’s assignment. Students were assigned to complete the odd problems of Lesson 8 worksheet (Skills side). This is due tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz Thursday.****Chapter 2 Test Monday.****Social Studies-**Students outlined lesson 1 together. We will finish this tomorrow.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

**Enrichment-**Students had Art and Library time today. During Library time students were assigned a “Battle Book”. There are approximately 60 titles to choose from, and we will have a competition using all of these books in May. Once students complete their first “Battle Book”, they have a report form to complete for a grade. Students will be required to complete 4 “Battle Book Reports” this school year.

Battle Book #1 report due November 12.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

**- Work for****Tuesday, September 30, 2014****Gavin****Reading-**Students were given the entire hour to work on their rough draft of the interview assignment. They were given the option to ask for peer editing and to work silently in a separate room. Today was the last day for them to work on this assignment in class. Final copies must be finished at home.

Final copy (typed or written in black or blue ink) is due Thursday.

**Writing-**Students edited another paragraph together in class. We will continue this short editing process daily. Students then began a lesson on complete subjects along with a review of types of sentences. They were given a worksheet titled “Subjects” at the end of the hour and are required to turn it in tomorrow morning.

Note: Students were given specific instruction different than the instruction on the worksheet. In addition to underlining the

**complete subject**they need to put in a line to**separate the subject and the predicate.****Science-**Students continued Activity 3 by writing soil descriptions on index cards. Groups traded their index cards and matched the descriptions to their soils. Students answered analysis questions 1 and 2 on their own. We answered number 3 by creating a venn diagram as a class. Students worked in their groups to answer number 4. Students can take these analysis questions home to complete and check over. They are due tomorrow.

**Math-**Students graded and turned in their Lesson 7 Homework Practice. They then began work with Lesson 8. Students were given the Lesson 8 Skills worksheet at the end of the hour and are required to turn in the

**even problems only**tomorrow morning.**Math Mastery Quiz Thursday.****Chapter 2 Test Monday.****Social Studies-**Students reviewed the world map.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

**Enrichment-**Students continued their “I used to” poem. Students learned how to insert and edit clip art.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

**- Work for****Monday, September 29, 2014****Gavin, Ethan M., Owen, Jack, Hale****Reading-**Students reviewed the requirements and steps for the interview assignment. They were then given the remainder of the hour to begin answering and editing questions. We will continue this work tomorrow in class; however, students are encouraged to look over this assignment at home and fix any issues they see.

**Final copy (typed or written in black or blue ink) is due Thursday.****Science-**Students began Activity 3 by reading and answering two questions in their Science spirals. For the activity, students observed two different samples of soil. On an index card, students wrote a detailed description of one of the samples of soil, and repeated this with the other soil sample. We will continue this activity tomorrow.

**Math-**Students completed Math Mastery Minute 5 at the beginning of class and then corrected it as a group. They were then given Lesson 7 Homework Practice to work on in class. Students are required to turn in the completed sheet tomorrow.

Note: Students did not have to complete the Skills Practice side of the worksheet.

During a second math period today the students participated in a review activity for the upcoming Chapter 2 test.

Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.

**Social Studies-**Students reviewed the world map. They also finished reading Chapter 1. Students answered our two goal questions together in class.

World Map test is Friday, October12.

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

Students began the “I used to” poem. Students utilized the copy and paste tools to assist with writing the poem. Students were encouraged to have fun and expand their sentences. We will continue working on this tomorrow.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 15

**- Work for****Friday, September 26, 2014****Gavin and Gabe****Reading-**Students were introduced to their interview test grade assignment. Students were given the directions and expectations of this evaluation. Students were given time to begin writing down the questions/answers for this. Students will continue working on this Monday.

**Final copy (typed or written in ink) is due Thursday.****Writing-**Students turned in their subject/predicate worksheet.

**Science-**Students went over Evidence vs. Opinion worksheet and turned it in for scoring. Students answered two analysis questions in their Science spiral. While students answered the questions, the teacher came around to check that their KWL chart was complete. Students then started Activity 3. Science spirals were collected at the end of the hour.

**Math-**Students went over last night’s assignment. Students spent the hour reviewing percent of numbers from Chapter Six.

**Social Studies-**Students reviewed the World Map together in class. (This included the spellings as well.) Students were introduced to Chapter 1. We began reading, but only completed one section.

**Enrichment-**Weekly Work Note due Monday.

$6.00 Edru Skating money due Oct. 10

Conferences Oct. 14 and 1

**- Work for****Thursday, September 25, 2014****Gavin, Avery P.****Reading-**Students turned in their Theme worksheet.

Students then participated in a class discussion about story structure in

*Crash*. They then listed character traits of the main character, Crash, before and after the climax of the book. Students also briefly went over the interview assignment that they will begin planning tomorrow.**Writing-**Students began class with a paragraph editing exercise.

They evaluated sentences by dividing them into subject/predicate. They were given a worksheet to complete as a practice. It was assigned for homework; however, some students finished within the period.

**Science-**Students continued with activity 2. They completed a KWL chart activity in their science spirals. They discussed evidence versus opinion, and completed a worksheet emphasizing this discussion. We will be going over this worksheet tomorrow.

**Math-**Students spent the hour reviewing percent of numbers from Chapter Six. At the end of the hour they were assigned problems

**1, 2 and 3 from page 140, plus 1 and 2 from 141.****Social Studies-**Students worked on a world map exercise. Some students finished this in class, but it is not due until tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Students had computers today. They completed a cover page for their work in Word. Those that finished early were given an opportunity to complete a 4 step process in Word for a bonus point.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

**Friday, October 10th**. Conference slips are due back on**Friday, September 26th**.

**- Work for****Wednesday, September 24, 2014****Reading-**Students reviewed conflicts during an open discussion of

*Crash*and the importance of Theme in stories and movies. We then formed groups and began to work on “Theme Worksheet 2.” The worksheet is due tomorrow morning.**Science-**Students were given back science spirals. Activity one has been graded. Students began activity 2. They were introduced to a school garden problem and began a KWL activity. WE will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**Students graded

**2-14 (evens only) and 25-27 (all)**from the Lesson 5 Skills Worksheet. We then began Lesson 6 and will finish it up tomorrow.**Math mastery quiz tomorrow. Review minute 3 for the quiz.****Social Studies-**Students worked on a world map exercise. We will finish up tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Students had art and began a candy painting. Students also had library time to study, complete assignments, or read.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

**Friday, October 10th**. Conference slips are due back on**Friday, September 26th**.**- Work for****Tuesday, September 23, 2014****Cam and Moises****Reading-**Students listened to Mr. McKenzie finish

*Crash*. Students also recorded their last “Say Somethings” during the reading. They were expected to have at least**six**. Students then discussed their feelings about the book. We were interrupted by a fire drill, so “Say Somethings” will be due tomorrow morning.**Writing-**Students edited another paragraph together in class. We will continue these short editing exercises daily.

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students were introduced to subjects and predicates. Students watched a short video of this and began doing some practice together in class. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**Students participated in a discussion about descriptive observations and equipment. Students then answered two analysis questions in their science notebook. Students turned in their Science notebook.

**Math-**We finished Lesson 5 of Chapter 2. Students then began to work on the Lesson 5 Skills Practice worksheet. They are required to have problems

**2-14 (evens only) and 25-27 (all)**finished by tomorrow morning. All problems will be on the Skills Practice side of the worksheet.**The math mastery quiz is Thursday.****Social Studies-**Students worked on a world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**In the Computer Lab, students continued to work on the cover page to the collection of their works on Microsoft Word. Students formatted their graphics/pictures.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

**Friday, October 10th**. Conference slips are due back on**Friday, September 26th**.**- Work for****Monday, September 22, 2014****Elijah and Hale****Reading-**Students listened to Mr. Lewis read

*Crash*pages 113-123. They were required to record “Say Somethings” during the reading. Students used the remainder of the hour to ad detail and color their scenes from Friday. The pictures will be due at the beginning of the day tomorrow (Tuesday.)**Writing-**Students began to edit a paragraph together in class. We will continue this short editing process daily.

Students reviewed the types of sentences...declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory. Students discussed the meanings of each of these types and practiced identifying them in a variety of sentences. Students were given a worksheet (front and back) that is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students participated in an observation memory activity. In this activity, students worked individually and in groups to record observations on a set of objects. Students recorded their observations in their Science spiral notebooks. We will continue this activity tomorrow.

**Math-****Students turned in the mid- chapter check worksheet. Students then completed their Math Mastery Minute 3**Students had a very short time to begin Lesson 5 of Chapter 2. We will continue this tomorrow.

**The math mastery quiz is Thursday.****Social Studies-**Students began a world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**In the Computer Lab, students began work on the cover page to the collection of their works on Microsoft Word. Students created a title using word art, and added a graphic to their cover.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

**Friday, October 10th**. Conference slips are due back on**Friday, September 26th**.**- Work for****Friday, September 19, 2014****Alaina, Sevaughn, Hannah, Moises****Reading-**Students listened to Mr. McKenzie read

*Crash*pages 113-124. They were not required to record any “Say Somethings.” Student were asked to think about the way they picture stories in their heads. We also discussed how different movies about novels can be from the way we imagine them. Students then begin drawing a scene from*Crash*on a blank sheet of computer paper. On the back of the paper they must write one**complete sentence**describing the scene. They only used pencil today and had the option to take it home and finish the**pencil only**portion. We will be coloring the picture on Monday.**Writing-**Students began to edit a paragraph together in class. We will continue this short editing process daily.

Students were introduced to types of sentences….declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory. Students discussed the meanings of each of these types and practiced identifying them in a variety of sentences. This was completed together in class and we will continue this on Monday.

**Science-**Students included the

**seven**vocabulary words into their science spiral.**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students had class time to complete a mid- chapter check worksheet that is due Monday.

**Social Studies-**Students went over the answers to the CDV test. We also announced the winner to the “Constitution Poster Challenge.”

**Enrichment-**Friday folders were passed out and the weekly work note is due Monday.

Reminders: Skating money ($6.00) is due

**Friday, October 10th**.Conference slips are due back on

**Friday, September 26th**.**- Work for****Thursday, September 18, 2014****Angie, Peyton****Reading-**Students turned in their Character Trait worksheet with the seven trait definitions.

Students listened to Crash (pg.104-113). Students were asked to complete at least 6 “Say Somethings” as they listened to the story.

We also discussed the story elements of the novel.

Students know they should be thinking of a character to “interview” for the completion of this novel.

**Writing-**Students shared together the meaning of “Fireworks”.

Students also discussed the figurative language within the lyrics. Students turned in their writer’s notebook for their weekly evaluation.

**Science-**Students began activity one. We completed the set-up and jotted down the important definitions for activity one.

**Math-**Students corrected the “Got its” on page 118 a, b and c. Students completed Lesson 4 of Chapter 2. Students have a worksheet to complete…skills side only. This is due tomorrow.

Students took their math mastery quiz.

**Social Studies-**Students turned their cdv definitions.

Students also took the CDV Test.

**Enrichment-**Students that did not complete their name design for art need to take it home to finish. This is due next Wednesday at the start of art class.

**- Work for****Wednesday, September 17, 2014****Jack****Reading-**Students finished the unfinished side of the Character Trait worksheet. Students also got into groups and recorded

**three**new definitions from others in the group. Character Trait worksheet and definitions are due tomorrow stapled together.**Writing-**Students should have their meaning of “Fireworks” poem in their notebook for tomorrow.

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

Students began Lesson 4 in Chapter 2. Students need to complete the “Got its” on page 118 a,b and c for tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz tomorrow. Review the problems.****Social Studies-**Students turned in their paragraph based on a ‘Should’ question.

Students celebrated Constitution Day. We watched a video and completed a video quiz. Students also worked with a partner to create a visual to show their support of this special day. These were due at the end of the hour.

**REMINDER: CDV test tomorrow. Students have the definitions in their spiral notebook to use for studying.****Enrichment-**Students had library time to read, complete late work or attend study sessions.

Students also had art time. Students that did not complete their name design need to take it home to finish. This is due next Wednesday at the start of art class.

**- Work for****Tuesday, September 16, 2014**

**Derek H, Jack, Sevaughn****Reading-**Students began the Character Trait Assignment. Each student was required to define

**seven**words from the backside of the Character Trait Worksheet. They used dictionaries and the internet to find these definitions. They will need these definitions for class tomorrow.**Writing-**Students shared their “Hall of Fame Moments”. In their notebook, students were asked to write about the meaning of the poem “Fireworks”. Students need to include at least 3 examples of evidence from the poem to support their meaning. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students turned in their M&M graph and lab sheet.

Students completed their group worksheet on observations. These were due at the end of the hour.

Students also set-up their science spirals.

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

Students completed Lesson 3 in Chapter 2. Students have to complete the “Skills” side of the worksheet for tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz Thursday.****Social Studies-**Students continued discussing together various ‘Should’ statements. Students were asked to apply a CDV to their opinion. Students need to turn one of the discussions into a stand-alone paragraph. The first sentence states their position. The body (at least 3 sentences) contains support using a CDV. The closing statement ties it back to the opening. These are due tomorrow.

**REMINDER: CDV test next Thursday.****Enrichment-**Students had computer time. They finished their poem about themselves. These were printed and turned in for grading.

**Book orders due tomorrow. Online code HHDHL****- Work for****Monday, September 15, 2014****Easton, Nick, Izaac, Moises****Reading-**Students listened to pages 80-103 of Crash. Students were asked to respond to at least 6 “Say Somethings” as they listened.

Students need to complete their Read and Respond worksheet…Day 4 and Day 5. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students shared their “Sarah moments”. Students listened to the lyrics of “Hall of Fame” and thought about what their hall of fame would be. In their notebook, students were asked to write about……What do you want to be known for? This should be at least a half of a page in their notebook. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students had time to complete their M&M graph. We also completed the M&M lab sheet. However, students can take these home to look them over. They are due tomorrow.

**Math-**Students completed Minute 2 of their math mastery packet today. We went over the correct answers. The quiz will be Thursday.

Students completed Lesson 2 of Chapter 2. Students have a worksheet “Skills side only” to complete for tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz Thursday.****Social Studies-**Students turned in their CDV worksheet from Friday’s homework.

We discussed the results of this assignment.

Students discussed together various ‘Should’ statements. Students were asked to apply a CDV to their opinion. We will be turning these discussions into a paragraph response tomorrow.

**REMINDER: CDV test Thursday.****Enrichment-**Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

Students had computer time. They worked on their poem about themselves. We will complete these tomorrow in the computer lab.

**Book orders due September 17. Online code HHDHL****- Work for****Friday, September 12, 2014****Tanner, Nick, Peyton, Easton, Hale****Reading-**Students had a discussion about plot elements in

*Crash*.Students were given a heads up for the final project at the end of

*Crash*.Students began a new Say Something sheet, and listened to chapters 20-22 (stopped at pg. 79).

**Writing-**Students turned in their writer’s notebook for a weekly evaluation grade.

**Science-**Students began the M&M graph. Students will continue this Monday.

**Math-**Students reviewed Lesson 1 and began Lesson 2 of chapter 2. Students defined the word percent. We will continue with this lesson on Monday.

**Social Studies-**Students completed a CDV worksheet independently. They were then given ten minutes to buddy up and discuss their answers. Although some students chose to turn in their worksheet, it is not due until Monday.

CDV test next Thursday.

**Enrichment-**Students had catch-up time.

Students need to get their Friday Folder signed and returned for Monday.

Book orders due September 17. Online code HHDHL

**- Work for****Thursday, September 11, 2014****Easton, Alaina****Reading-**Students listened to chapters 15-20 (stopped at top of pg. 73) while questioning, commenting, and predicting with their Say Something sheet. Students turned in their Say Something sheets, and answered the Day 3 question on their Read and Respond sheets. The Day 3 question is to be answered for tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students listened to a poem “Making Sarah Cry”. Students wrote in their writer’s notebook about their thoughts of the poem. Their assignment is to write about a “Sarah” moment. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students began the M &M lab. Students were given a lab sheet to complete the scientific process. We will continue this Friday.

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

Students completed their math mastery quiz for a grade.

Students also completed the Mcomp math assessment. This does not count for a grade.

**Social Studies-**Students turned in their visual cdv worksheet.

**Enrichment-**Students had their pictures taken by Lifetouch.

Book orders due September 17. Online code HHDHL

**- Work for****Wednesday, September 10, 2014****Elijah and Tanner****Reading-**Students listened to chapters 11-13 while questioning, commenting, and predicting with their Say Something sheet. They also wrote from the perspective of another character in the book (Penn or Penn’s Parents) during one of three scenes in the book. This writing piece is due tomorrow.

**Writing****-**Students had their library time. Students had the opportunity to visit the library and check out a book. This is also a time each week that students can receive additional support in a certain subject or simply use as a time to complete any work assigned that day.

**Science-**Students got a first-hand account of how well they wrote their PB & J procedures. Mr. Lewis and Mr. Mackenzie followed the procedures by attempting to make PB & J sandwiches.

**Math-**Students corrected last night’s assignment and completed lesson 1 (Chapter 2). Students have a worksheet. They need to complete the

**skills side only**for tomorrow.Students also completed several math assessments that do not count for a grade.

**Math Mastery Quiz tomorrow.****Social Studies-**Students continued with the Core Democratic Values. Students were asked to choose one cdv and draw a visual representing their chosen cdv. On the lines below their illustration, they need to respond to one of the following:

Give two examples of how your cdv can be valued or celebrated in today’s world OR Explain why the cdv you chose is so important.

This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**Students had art. They worked on a name design. More time will be given next Wednesday.

Picture Day is tomorrow.

**Book orders due September 17. Online code HHDHL****- Work for****Tuesday, September 09, 2014****Tanner****Reading-**Students listened to Crash and practiced their say something strategy. They also have to complete the Day 2 reading response on the worksheet they were given. This response should be in complete sentences and is due tomorrow.

**Writing****-**Students turned in their writer’s composition notebook. Students also listened to the song – “Don’t Laugh at Me”. Students responded to the song in their writer’s notebook.

**Science-**Students reviewed the scientific process. Students were asked to write a materials list and procedure for “How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.” This was collected at the end of the hour.

**Math-**Students defined rational numbers in their spiral. Students began lesson 1 of chapter 2. Students were assigned pg. 92 1-3 and pg. 93 1-4. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**Students continued discussing Core Democratic Values. We discussed Patriotism and students completed a worksheet based on all ten CDVs. We went over the worksheet, and it was turned in at the end of the hour.

**Enrichment-**Students began a poem in the lab. We will continue this later in the week.

Picture Day is Thursday.

**- Work for****Monday, September 08, 2014****Easton****Reading-**Students listened to Crash and practiced their say something strategy. They also have to complete the Day 1 reading response on the worksheet they were given. This response should be in complete sentences and is due tomorrow.

**Writing****-**Students were given class time to decorate their writer’s composition notebook. Students need to only decorate the front cover. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**Students discussed the seven steps to the scientific process. In groups, they completed a review worksheet. Students were asked to place this in the folder. We will be checking this over tomorrow.

**Math-**Students completed their first math mastery minute 1 practice. Students will have a QUIZ this Thursday. Students were also introduced to Chapter 2 and wrote the 5 vocabulary words in their math spirals.

**Social Studies-**Students continued discussing Core Democratic Values. We discusses Popular Sovereignty, Diversity, Truth, Equality, and Common Good.

**Enrichment-**Students attempted to log into the computer using their new password.

Students reviewed the class website.

Some students also signed into REMIND!

Students are coming home with picture forms.

**Friday, September 5, 2014**Garret

**R****eading-****Students continued discussing “how to treat others.” We watched another video related to cyber bullying and discussed the contents. Students wrote a reaction to the video in their writer’s notebook.****Writing****-****For Monday, students need to bring in some materials to decorate their writer’s notebook.****Students began the book,**

Science-__Crash__. Students created a sheet listing three types of ‘say somethings’. Students had at least 5 ‘say somethings’. Absent students will need to double up on Monday’s reading.Science-

**Students reviewed the following terms: observation, quantitative, qualitative and inference. Students worked on their cartoon sketch. These are due Monday. (In color, head, body, and something in the background added)****Math-****Students attempted a series of problems. These are being used to see where each student is starting from for our next unit.****Social Studies-****Students began a discussion on core democratic values. Students wrote definition in their spirals. We covered Life, Liberty, Justice, and Pursuit of Happiness.****Enrichment-****Students viewed the school’s wrong way kids video.**

**Students had our first catch-up period.****Thursday, September 4, 2014****Reading- Students began discussing “how to treat others.” We watched a video and discussed the contents. Students wrote a reaction to the video in their writer’s notebook.****Writing-****Students began discussing their writer’s notebook. For Monday, students need to bring in some materials to decorate their notebook. They can store these items in their locker until Monday. However, student will lose points if they do not have things for our decorating period on Monday.****Science- Students began our first science lesson on observations. Students were exposed to the following terms: observation, quantitative, qualitative and inference. We examined illusions and talked about working in groups. Students began a cartoon sketch in groups. We will continue this tomorrow.**

**Enrichment-****Students organized their folders and spirals.****Wednesday, September 3, 2014****Art- Students worked on an name art project! They will get more time next Wednesday to work on it.**

Enrichment-Students reviewed the lunch room rules and learned how the lunch room functions.Enrichment-Students reviewed the lunch room rules and learned how the lunch room functions.

**Students were given a packet titled "Welcome to Sixth Grade." We discussed the content in this packet.**

Students also completed an energizer.Students also completed an energizer.

**Students are now ready for the work load to begin. :)**

For homework, students have 2 forms that need to be completed by a parent and returned to school tomorrow.For homework, students have 2 forms that need to be completed by a parent and returned to school tomorrow.

**Tuesday, September 2, 2014****We had a great day today getting to know each other.**

Students are coming home with two pink sheets for parents. Please check through the information sheet and make corrections. This sheet need to come back signed ASAP. The other sheet just includes important information for parents.Students are coming home with two pink sheets for parents. Please check through the information sheet and make corrections. This sheet need to come back signed ASAP. The other sheet just includes important information for parents.