**Work for**

**Thursday, September 20, 2018**

**Kaleb, Owen and Kortney**

**Science-**

Students continued reading the article about cells. They were asked to pause after each passage and take notes. Students were given a specific layout to follow. In the end, students should have 27 numbered notes for this article. These notes are due tomorrow.

Students took the Science NWEA evaluation today. Tomorrow, students will take the Math NWEA.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. They were given a review packet to work on for the remainder of the period. It is due tomorrow.

*Tentative Chapter 3 Math Test: Friday, September 28***Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the world map labeling the seven continents and the five oceans. Students also began reading Lesson 1, Geography Basics on pages 9-16. They were asked to answer on paper (in complete sentences) the four Reading Checks in the lesson. We will continue this work tomorrow.

*World Map Test: Friday, September 28***Information-**

September book orders have been placed. We look forward to receiving the shipment.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, September 19, 2018**

**Kaleb, Owen, Dom and Kortney**

**Language Arts-**

Students took the NWEA evaluation today. Tomorrow, students will take the Science NWEA, and Friday is Math NWEA.

**Science-**

Students turned in their two sketches. Students began reading an article about cells. They were asked to pause after each passage and take notes. Students were given a specific layout to follow. The NWEA took a very long time; so, students only had about ten minutes to start this activity.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students reviewed dividing with decimals and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

*Tentative Chapter 3 Math Test: Friday, September 28***Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the world map labeling the seven continents and the five oceans. We completed pages one and two in their packet.

*World Map Test: Friday, September 28***Information-**

September book orders have been placed. We look forward to receiving the shipment.

**Work for**

**Tuesday, September 18, 2018**

**Language Arts-**

Students turned in yesterday’s assignment. (Stapled character web with 10 word definitions.)

**Science-**

Students began lesson 1.2. Students completed two sketches to scale. Possible drawings include:

Streptomyces Griseus (1 micrometer)

E. Coli bacterium (2 micrometers long not including the tail; 0.5 micrometers wide)

Yeast Cell (3 micometers)

Single-celled algae (7 micrometers)

They also chose their most burning unit question to add to our driving question board. Sketches due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students were introduced dividing by decimals. (Lesson 5) Students have a division decimal worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

*Tentative Chapter 3 Math Test: Friday, September 28***Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the world map labeling the seven continents and the five oceans.

**Work for**

**Monday, September 17, 2018**

**Gabby, Dominic E, Tori, Chandler. Dom**

**Language Arts-**

Students reviewed and discussed their notes from Friday as they relate to the novel, Hatchet. Students were introduced to character traits and a variety of “new” words that describe one’s personality. Students had class time to look up and jot down the meanings to some of these trait words on a separate sheet of paper. Students should have looked up about 10 words. Students have a worksheet to complete about the character Brian. Students need to select 4 character trait words to describe Brian. They then need to find evidence from the book to support the character trait word that describes Brian. Students need to staple the definition page to the character trait worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students began lesson 1.2. We completed the warm-up, introducing cells section, and understanding the scale of cells section. We are in the process of drawing a scale model of microorganisms.

**Math-**

Students are half way through chapter 3. Students were given class time to complete a mid-chapter check. Students have a worksheet and (tear out page 214 from their book) to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students celebrated Constitution Day. We discussed the Preamble and watch a fun video. Students were then given a worksheet to complete based on the ‘Almost Painless Guide to the Constitution’. This worksheet was discussed and turned in for scoring.

**Information-**

Students turned in their signed Weekly Note and returned their manila folder back to the Friday folder tray.

Students turned in the pink parent information letter signed by a parent regarding use of the classroom tools at home. (dodendmccoyweebly, Remind and Skyward.

Picture day was today.

Book orders have been sent home for those interested. Our online code is HHHDL. Orders will be submitted on Tuesday.

**Work for**

**Friday, September 14, 2018**

**Language Arts-**

Students corrected the Types of Sentences packet. Students took notes on types of conflicts in their spirals.

**Science-**

Students completed lesson 1.1 reflection and homework sections in our spirals. These were collected for scoring.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students previewed the Chapter 3 test and reviewed setting up a division problem.

**Social Studies-**

Students completed the geography section in their spiral notebook. We also talked a bit about Hurricane Florence.

**Information-**

Students organized their Friday Folder. Students need to share these with a parent and get the Weekly Note signed. It is due Monday.

Students should return the pink information letter that is found in their Friday folders. This is just a quick for us to see who is using our website, Remind and Skyward.

Picture day is Monday, September 17.

Book orders have been sent home for those interested. Our online code is HHHDL. Orders will be submitted on Tuesday.

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 13, 2018**

**Language Arts-**

Students turned in their Chapter 4 questions and

*Say Something #2*. Students began taking notes in their spiral (interactive) notebook. This includes story vocabulary, types of fiction, conflicts and character traits. We will continue with these notes tomorrow. Students received a packet about the Types of Sentences. This packet is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students explored navigating through our online science program called AMPLIFY. Two students still do not have access, but we are working on it. They have been asked to explore this program at home as well. Students used the scale tool to organize a set of informative cards based on size. We also reviewed vocabulary.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. They took notes in their spiral for story problem key words when multiplying. Students were given a multiplication story problem worksheet. They were asked to estimate and solve for each problem. This worksheet is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We explored navigating through our online social studies program called Pearson Realize. They have been asked to explore this program at home as well. We were introduced to geography by exploring the Interactive Topic Map. Students also read the single passage about geography and added the gained knowledge to their spiral.

**Information-**

Picture day is Monday, September 17. Those interested in purchasing pictures can purchase pictures on line or bring the form and money to school on September 17.

Book orders have been sent home for those interested. Our online code is HHHDL.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, September 12, 2018**

Dominic E

**Language Arts-**

Students reviewed and practiced the four types of sentences. Students had class time to finish reading Chapter 4 from Hatchet and complete at least 5

*Say Somethings*as they read. Students had an opportunity to edit their

*Say Somethings*and and these are due tomorrow. Students were then asked to answer two questions in class on a separate sheet of paper, (What was the secret Brian knew about his mom?

**And**What attacked Brian as he watched the sun rise?) These responses should be in complete sentences, use “textual evidence” and connect the textual evidence to the answer. (See your notes from spiral if needed.) These questions are due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students responded in their spirals to the chapter question: How small are the microorganisms that live on or in the human body? Students also participated in a scale sort activity where they organized organisms by size using a scale tool. We also reviewed vocabulary and added the word microscopic.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment and were introduced to lesson 4 of chapter 3…multiplying decimals by decimals. Students were given a Multiplying Decimals worksheet. Students need to complete this side A (20 problems) by tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the continents and labeled the five main oceans on the map in their spirals. We responded to the first two questions in the packet found in our folders. Students shared responses and logged into the chrome books to read the first passage about geography from our online book.

**Information-**

Picture day is Monday, September 17. Those interested in purchasing pictures can purchase pictures on line or bring the form and money to school on September 17.

Book orders have been sent home for those interested. Our online code is HHHDL.

**Work for**

**Tuesday, September 11, 2018**

Kyliee, Shelby, and Kaleb

**Language Arts-**

Students reviewed and practiced the four types of sentences. Students then were asked to independently begin reading chapter 4. They should be completing at least 5

*Say Somethings*as they read. They will have class time to continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students turned in their observations worksheet. We began our first full unit in Amplify titled Microbiomes. We began lesson one by watching a video, holding discussions, examining the room setup and viewing a pretty gross powerpoint. Students added vocabulary into their binder.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment and were introduced to lesson 3 of chapter 3…multiplying decimals by whole numbers. Students were given a Lesson 3 Skills Worksheet to complete. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their actual world map with the seven continents labeled.

**Information-**

Picture day is Monday, September 17. Those interested in purchasing pictures can purchase pictures on line or bring the form and money to school on September 17.

Book orders have been sent home for those interested. Our online code is HHHDL.

**Work for**

**Monday, September 10, 2018**

Kyliee, Shelby, Domynic E., and Katelynn

**Language Arts-**

Students continued responding to questions in their spiral notebooks from Friday. These questions were modeled together as students need to respond in a complete sentence, answer the question using evidence from the text, and making a connecting to their response. Students then were introduced to “Kinds of Sentences”. Students completed some practices, and we will continue with this throughout the week.

**Science-**

Students turned in their observation cartoon sketches. We continued our discussion on comparing observations and inferences. Students were asked to complete a worksheet. This worksheet is due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students continued working from Friday’s story problem worksheet. Students set up each problem on a separate sheet of paper, estimated values, showed work and solved for an exact answer. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students attempted to draw a map in their spirals of what they think the world looks like. They were also asked to label the seven continents, if possible. We then took time to either free hand or trace an actual world map. Students were also asked to label the seven continents. This is due tomorrow.

**Information-**

Picture day is Monday, September 17. Picture forms came home today with students. Those interested in purchasing pictures can purchase pictures on line or bring the form and money to school on September 17.

**Work for**

**Friday, September 07, 2018**

Owen

**Language Arts-**

Students had time to edit their

*Say Somethings*from yesterday. Students discussed the three chapters and responded to 3 questions. These questions were modeled together as students need to respond in a complete sentence, answer the question using evidence from the text, and making a connecting to their response. We will continue this on Monday.

**Science-**

Students had one more class period to complete their cartoon sketch activity about making observations. This is due Monday.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignments. Students discussed and took notes on key words in story problems that identified an addition or subtraction solution. Students began working on a Problem Solving Lesson 1 practice worksheet. Students set up each problem on a separate sheet of paper, showed work and solved. We will continue this on Monday.

**Social Studies-**

Students completed the map feature page and the compass page in their spirals.

**Information-**

Picture day is Monday, September 17. Picture forms came home today with students. Those interested in purchasing pictures can purchase pictures on line or bring the form and money to school on September 17.

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 06, 2018**

Owen

**Language Arts-**

Students received feedback about their graded

*Say Somethings.*Students set up another

*Say Something*sheet with the opportunity to improve their grade and learn from their previous grammatical mistakes. Students received their Hatchet book. Students began reading chapter 3 in groups and paused to

*Say Something*. We will continue this chapter tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students continued the cartoon sketch activity about making observations. Students will get one more class period to finish these up.

**Math-**

Students completed lesson 1 of Chapter 3. Students reviewed adding and subtracting decimals. Students were given a skills worksheet and asked to complete only problems 1-12. Students wrote each problem on a separate sheet of paper and showed work to support their answers. Any problems that students did not complete in class need to be finished at home. Problems 1-12 are due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

We completed the set up of our interactive notebook.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, September 05, 2018**

Dominic E, Dakota, and Andrea

**Language Arts-**

Students read and discussed chapter 2 of Hatchet. Students continued with Say Somethings are they listened. Say somethings were turned in at the end of the hour.

**Science-**

Students explored their science online book. Students need to practice logging into our book at home. We will continue the cartoon sketch activity about making observations tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their “Island Exercise.” We began our interactive notebook. Students also explored their social studies online book. Students need to practice logging into our book at home.

**Work for**

**Tuesday, September 04, 2018**

Kaelin T.

**Language Arts-**

Students finished chapter 1 of Hatchet and continued with Say Somethings. Students completed a few comprehension questions and turned these in at the end of the hour.

**Science-**

Students worked on a cartoon sketch activity about making observations. We will continued this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students had Art today.

**Social Studies-**

Students had a final class period to complete their “Island Exercise.” This island is due tomorrow.

**Work for**

**Thursday, August 30, 2018**

Amelia

**Language Arts-**

Students were introduced to Language Arts and our novel text study, Hatchet. We began listening to the story Hatchet and completed Say Somethings. We will continue this on Tuesday.

**Science-**

Students continued discussing rich observations, testing inferences and drawing conclusions. We began a cartoon sketch activity. We will continued this Tuesday.

**Math-**

Students took a pretest for Chapter 3. Students then previewed this chapter. Students will be focusing on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued discussing the main parts of a map. Students worked on their “Island Exercise.” Each student was given a direction sheet to follow. We will be working on this activity Tuesday.

**Information-**

Reminder: No school Friday and Monday.

Find time to review the MMS Handbook: https://www.masonk12.net/sites/default/files/MS%20Athletic%20Handbook%202018-19.pdf

**Work for**

**Wednesday, August 29, 2018**

Owen

**Language Arts-**

Students had library time to check out books.

**Science-**

Students began discussing rich observations, testing inferences and drawing conclusions.

**Math-**

Students gained access to their chrome books.

**Social Studies-**

Students discussed the main parts of a map. They were asked to tell me about themselves by building an island. Each student was given a direction sheet to follow. We will be working on this activity tomorrow and Tuesday.

**Information-**

Students organized their school supplies for each subject.

**Work for**

**Tuesday, August 28, 2018**

Natalie

Subjects will begin tomorrow.

**Information-**

Students turned in the required forms: Pink Information Form, Yellow Handbook/Photo permission form, and Green Field Trip Form

Students examined their schedules and discusses PAWS.

Students completed an ALL ABOUT ME form to post on their lockers.

Students discussed important information about our class.

Students are coming home with a parent assignment. This assignment is not required, but can be informative: In a million words or less, tell us about your child. There is not a specific due date; however, it is more helpful if we receive this information before the end of September.

We are asking that students have their spirals, binder and folders here tomorrow since we will be organizing for subjects. The supply list was passed out at open house and is also posted above.

**Monday, August 27, 2018**

First Day of School!

First Day of School!

Today's goals were to get to know one another and feel comfortable about being a middle school student.

Students are coming home with lots of reading materials and forms to complete. Please, return the necessary forms tomorrow.

1. Pink information form: Update and return

2. Blue free and reduced lunch form: Return if needed

3. Salmon PAC Volunteer Form: Return if interested in getting involved. We are both on this committee and would love anyone interested in playing a part!

4. Green Field Trip Permission form: Complete and return

5. Yellow Handbook and permission to photograph child: Complete and return