**Work for**

**Tuesday, November 24, 2015**

**Maddy, Madison S, and Devlin**

**Reading-**

Students had one last final class period to work on book report project. They were due at the end of the hour.

**Writing-**

Students discussed answers to the evidence worksheet. Students discussed writing a claim for their paragraph. They had computer time to look up various evidences to support possible reasons. Writer’s notebooks were collected today. Students will begin writing their paragraphs Monday in the computer lab.

**Science-**

Students finished activity 12 by completing analysis 1-3.

**Math-**

Students had a review session and/or played Krypto.

**Social Studies-**

Students took their Canada map test today.

**Enrichment-**

Many students turned in their “Adopt a Family” form. Participation is optional, but we do need to know who is interested in participating. Items will be collected now until December 16th. Thanks so much!

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Monday, November 23, 2015**

**Kira, Michael L. and Kyle**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to continue working on their book report project. Class time as well as the computer lab is being provided for students. Projects are due at the end of the hour Tuesday.

**Writing-**

Students continued taking notes in their writer’s notebook about types of evidence. (See worksheet to copy definitions) Students need to complete the activity on the opposite side of this worksheet.

**Science-**

Students completed the set-up for activity 12. The also had time to complete the procedure. Those students not done were told to complete the chart that was part of the procedure for homework.

**Math-**

Students were introduced to dividing a whole number by a fraction. We will continue this next week.

**Social Studies-**

Students review for the Canada map test. Study tonight. The test is tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Book orders due tomorrow.

Students turned in their signed weekly note.

Many students turned in their “Adopt a Family” form. Participation is optional, but we do need to know who is interested in participating. Items will be collected now until December 16th. Thanks so much!

Wreath/candle distribution is today until 5. The location for pick-up has changed to the cafeteria.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Friday, November 20, 2015**

**Jaiden, Kayla and Aulivia**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to continue working on their book report project. Class time as well as the computer lab is being provided for students. Projects are due Tuesday.

**Writing-**

Students continued taking notes in their writer’s notebook about the negatives of a year-round calendar. (See a buddy to copy notes)

**Science-**

Students turned in their rock paragraph.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignments.

**Social Studies-**

Students read chapter 4 lesson 1 in pairs. Partners were asked to complete a worksheet based on the reading. It was due at the end of the hour. Absent students must complete this task individually.

The Canada map test will be Tuesday.

**Enrichment-**

Students need to get the weekly note signed.

Students discussed the “Adopt a Family” project. Participation is optional, but we do need to know who is interested in participating. Please return the form Monday. Items will be collected now until December 16th. Thanks so much!

Students were given information about the wreath/candle distribution. Please ask to see this.

Monday, November 23-immediately after school until 5:00 in the 7th/8th grade Art room.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Thursday, November 19, 2015**

**Jaiden, Emma, Bella, and Lilly**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to continue working on their book report project. Class time as well as the computer lab is being provided for students. Projects are due Tuesday.

**Writing-**

Students took notes in their writer’s notebook about the positive and negative of a year-round calendar based upon the videos. (See a buddy to copy notes) We will continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**

Our next science unit is Rocks and Minerals. Students had time to observe the rocks that students brought to class. Students wrote a paragraph about a rock or the rocks they observed. This is due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignments. Students had class time to complete a review of multiplication…Chapter Quiz worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

Students took their Math Mastery quiz today.

**Social Studies-**

Students discussed the first Canadians. We will continue our discussion tomorrow.

The Canada map test will be Tuesday.

**Enrichment-**

Students were given information about the wreath/candle distribution. Please ask to see this.

Monday, November 23-immediately after school until 5:00 in the 7th/8th grade Art room.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Wednesday, November 18, 2015**

**Jaiden**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to continue working on their book report project. Class time as well as the computer lab is being provided. Projects are due Tuesday.

**Writing-**

Students were introduced what some year-round calendars look like. In addition, students watched new clips containing information about the arguments for and against a year round calendar. Students were allowed to jot notes/ideas in their writer’s notebook during class.

**Science-**

Our next science unit is Rocks and Minerals. Any students that have a collection of rocks or a special rock are encouraged to bring them to school tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignments. Students completed lesson 4 of Chapter 4 and were giving a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. The Math Mastery quiz is tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students took their Chapter 3 test today.

The Canada map test will be next week.

**Enrichment-**

Students had their final Art class today.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Tuesday, November 17, 2015**

**Devlin, Alysa, Mike N. and Jordyn**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to finish working on their notes and showed these to Mrs. McCoy. In addition, students were given class time to begin working on their book report Class time will be given to work on these projects. They are due Tuesday.

**Writing-**

Students were introduced to the argument paragraph unit. Students took vocabulary notes in their writer’s notebook. (See worksheet)

**Science-**

Students took the soil unit test.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignments. Students completed lesson 3 of Chapter 4 and were giving a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Students completed Math Mastery Minute 6. The quiz is Thursday.

**Social Studies-**

Students finished the Canada video. We also reviewed for tomorrow’s unit 3 test. Please study tonight.

The Canada map test will be next week.

**Enrichment-**

**Open Conferences tonight from 4:00 to 7:30 in our classroom.**

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Monday, November 16, 2015**

**Devlin, Hunter, Justice, Alysa, Mike N, Mikaila, Mackenzie S and Jordyn**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to finish working on their notes and showed these to Mrs. McCoy. In addition, students were given a worksheet of book report ideas. Groups were deciding whether to complete these in groups/pairs or as individuals. Class time will begin tomorrow for these projects.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their personal narrative with rubric stapled. Our next unit is an argument paragraph. Students were asked to prewrite a paragraph in their writer’s notebook (see worksheet). These were collected at the end of the day.

**Science-**

Students received credit for having their signed letter with proof of editing.

Students made corrections and printed their final letter for evaluation. This is a test grade.

Students reviewed for tomorrow’s soil test. Study tonight.

**Math-**

Students began Chapter 4…multiply and divide fractions. We completed Lesson 1 and 2 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Students need to complete the Lesson 2 side 1-24 by tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students corrected their SS review guide. We also continued viewing a Canada video.

The chapter 3 test is scheduled for Wednesday.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly work note and movie incentive form.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Friday, November 13, 2015**

**Lauren and Allie**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading from their novels…thinking about conflicts and climax of the story. The goal is to have their novel completed by Monday.

**Writing-**

Students are bringing home a checklist as to what should be included in their personal narratives. They have been asked to edit with someone at home. The final copy is due Monday.

**Science-**

Students are coming home with their typed letter and a rubric. They need to share and edit their letter with a guardian. Once this task is complete the guardian must sign the student’s letter. This signed letter with corrections is due Monday. Today, we examined several letters and evaluated parts together.

Students corrected their review guide for the soil unit. The test is Tuesday.

**Math-**

Students took the unit test.

**Social Studies-**

Students were given fifteen minutes to work on their SS review guide. This is due Monday. We also began a Canada video. The chapter three test is scheduled for Wednesday.

**Enrichment-**

Students need to share their Friday folder with a guardian and get their weekly work note signed.

Students are bringing home a movie incentive form that needs to be signed and okayed by a parent.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Thursday, November 12, 2015**

**Devlin and Allie**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading from their novels…thinking about conflicts and climax of the story. The goal is to have their novel completed by Monday.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their typed revised rough drafts (includes lead/ending). Students were given a checklist as to what should be included in their personal narratives. Students had a class period to conference and edit these drafts. Students are bringing home this checklist to edit with someone at home. The final copy is due Monday.

**Science-**

Students had computer time to complete the typing of their letter. Students are coming home with their typed letter and a rubric. They need to share and edit their letter with a guardian. Once this task is complete the guardian must sign the student’s letter. This signed letter with corrections is due Monday.

Students worked on their review guide for the soil unit. This review guide is due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected their review guide. The test is tomorrow. Students took their Math Mastery Quiz today.

**Social Studies-**

Students worked on a SS review guide. They will have time tomorrow to finish.

**Enrichment-**

Conferences tomorrow in our classroom from 4:00-7:30 pm.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Wednesday, November 11, 2015**

**Jaiden, Devlin and Allie**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading from their novels…thinking about conflicts and climax of the story. The goal is to have their novel completed by Monday.

**Writing-**

Students need to type their revised rough drafts (includes lead/ending) by tomorrow. Students who don’t have a printer can email a copy to us OR had the opportunity to type during Library time today.

**Science-**

Students had their closing paragraph (explaining trade-offs to the solution) checked for completeness. We will type these tomorrow. Students began a review guide for the soil unit. Students will be given more time to complete this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students completed a review guide. This is due tomorrow.

**Chapter 3 test is Friday. Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the Canada map. Students were asked to read lesson 2 chapter 3 and worked on a vocabulary worksheet. This worksheet is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Conferences tomorrow in our classroom from 4:00-7:30 pm.

**$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.**

**Battle Report #2 due December 17.**

**Work for Tuesday, November 10, 2015**

**Justice, Mike N.**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading from their novels. On their note paper from yesterday, students discussed the conflict and climax in their book. This was added to their paper. The goal is to have their novel completed by Friday.

**Writing-**

Students looked at writing a good ending to their personal narrative. Students were asked to create an ending and shared this idea with the class. Students were given their typed rough drafts. They were asked to add their lead and conclusion to their draft. This typed draft is due Thursday. Students who don’t have a printer can email a copy to us OR students will have an opportunity to type this tomorrow during Library time.

**Science-**

Students continued their letter to the principal. This is a test grade. Students had one period to type their evidence paragraph in the computer lab and one period to work on the closing paragraph (explaining trade-offs to the solution) in the classroom. Students need to finish this paragraph tonight for homework.

**Math-**

Students completed a review worksheet. This was corrected at the end of the hour.

**Chapter 3 test is Friday. Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their map illustrating Canada’s 6 regions. We watched a short video on the geography of Canada and reviewed the Canada map.

**Enrichment-**

$29 motor coach fee due December 18th for those that did not fund-raise.

Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Monday, November 09, 2015**

**Mike N., Bella**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their Literary Reaction Worksheet from Friday. Students began taking notes about the story elements to their novel. Characters and setting was the focus elements for today. Students had class time to continue reading their novel. The goal is to have their novel completed by Friday.

**Writing-**

Students looked at writing a good lead. Students were asked to create a lead to their personal narrative. Students were asked to include any additional details and transition words to their drafts.

**Science-**

Students began their letter to the principal. This is a test grade. We had one period to write the opening paragraph (stating problem and solution) in the computer lab and one period to work on the body of evidence paragraph (at least three pieces) in the classroom. Students need to finish these two paragraphs tonight.

**Math-**

Students completed Math Mastery Minute 5. The quiz will be Thursday. Students continued working with story problems and determining the correct operation and equation for the problems.

**Chapter 3 test is Friday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students colored a map illustrating Canada’s 6 regions. It must be colored correctly, have a title, and have a well-labeled key. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly work note.

Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Friday, November 06, 2015**

**Kayla and Joe G**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to complete a Literary Reaction Worksheet. This is due Monday.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their typed personal narrative draft.

**Science-**

Students looked over the score for Activity 10. We began activity 11 by completing the set-up. Students took notes and created a chart comparing organic and manufactured fertilizers.

**Math-**

Students created a list of key words for math problem in their math spirals. Next, students worked on a story problem worksheet. They were asked to just set up the problem by determining the operation and writing down the expression. Students will continue this together on Monday. This chapter 3 test will be NEXT Friday.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their region illustration chart for actually scoring not just completeness. Using their chart, students wrote a paragraph about one region in Canada. It was due at the end of the hour.

**Enrichment-**

Friday folders came home today. Please sign and return Monday.

Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Thursday, November 05, 2015**

**Kayla, Justin, Alyssa**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their Read and Respond Worksheet. Students continued reading in their Book Groups.

**Writing-**

Students need to type their personal narrative draft at home. This is just a rough draft. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students completed Activity 10 together. They answered 2A and 2B Analysis Questions in their spiral. These spirals were due at the end of the hour.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students reviewed addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals. This chapter 3 test will be NEXT Friday.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their region illustration chart. For tomorrow, they need to prepare for a region paragraph. Students reviewed for their Canada Map test. We will continue to practice for this test next week.

**Enrichment-**

Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Wednesday, November 04, 2015**

**Calder, Kayla**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading in their Book Groups. Students were asked to respond after the parent signature….Day 5 Draw a picture from what you read today. (What did you visualize?)This worksheet is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their writer’s notebook draft. They need to type their rough draft by Friday.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students went through more decimal division practice together in class. They have worksheet Lesson 8 to complete doing problems 2, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 only. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students began their region illustration chart for the information in chapter 3 lesson one. Students need to also prepare themselves to be able to write a paragraph looking at each region square. This illustration chart is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students had art today. They worked on a creative building drawing. Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Tuesday, November 03, 2015**

**Calder, Kyle, Mike N. and Lilly**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading in their Book Groups. Students were given another read and respond worksheet. Students were asked to complete Day 4 response for tomorrow. (Skipped over Day 3)

**Writing-**

Students continued writing on their personal narrative from yesterday. Some students had an opportunity to conference with others about their personal narrative.

Focus on…..one single zoomed in moment, tell what happened just before and just after the moment. Let the reader experience the moment as you did yourself.

Students finished their diamante in the computer lab and worked on Front Row.

**Science-**

Students turned in their analysis questions 1-4 for activity 9. Students took a pop quiz for a reward not a grade. Students also completed the set-up for activity 10.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students were introduced to division with decimals. Students have a front and back worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students read the rest of chapter 3 lesson one. We also examined the outline after we read each section.

**Enrichment-**

Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Monday, November 02, 2015**

**Calder, Mikaila, Devlin, Amanda**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading in their Book Groups. Students were given another read and respond worksheet. Students were asked to complete Day 2 response for tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students were introduced to zooming in on a memory and writing about that specific moment. Students had time to write in their notebook and they will have additional time tomorrow.

Students finished their diamante in the computer lab and worked on Front Row.

**Science-**

Students worked on the analysis questions 1-4 for activity 9. These must be in complete sentences and are due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected the mid chapter check/quiz worksheet. Students were introduced to long division and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students read together part of chapter 3 lesson one. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Signed weekly note were collected.

**Fundraising forms are past due.**

ALL FUNDRAISER FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN WITH THE MONEY TOMORROW.

ALL FUNDRAISER FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN WITH THE MONEY TOMORROW.

Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Friday, October 30, 2015**

**Calder and Bella**

**Reading-**

Students continued reading in their Book Groups. Students were given another read and respond worksheet. Students were given time to respond to Day 1. This should be completed by Monday.

**Science-**

Students watched a Video on photosynthesis. Students continued working on activity 9. The illustration chart is due Monday.

**Math-**

Students corrected Lesson 4. Students have a review to complete for Monday…..the mid chapter check page 214 and the Chapter Quiz worksheet. Students had most of the hour to work on this review.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their definitions for chapter 3.

**Enrichment-**

Signed Weekly Note due Monday.

**Those that are fundraising… forms and money are due Monday. Thank you for your support!**

Battle Report #2 due December 17.

**Work for Thursday, October 29, 2015**

**Calder**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their Read and Respond worksheet...Day 1, 2 and 3 only. Students continued reading in their Book Groups.

**Writing-**

Students wrote in their writer’s notebook about an object. Students turned in their writer’s notebook at the end of the hour.

**Science-**

Students completed their group discussion about the Dust Bowl and turned in their discussion sheet. They completed the set-up for activity 9 and began the activity. They will get more time tomorrow to complete the activity.

**Math-**

Students corrected Lesson 3. Students completed Lesson 4…..multiplying multiple digits by 2 digits. The worksheet is due tomorrow.

**Students took their Math Mastery Quiz today.**

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their definitions for chapter 4. We reviewed the map and began defining the vocabulary words for chapter 3. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**Some students were able to watch a seventh grade drama performance while others stayed back to complete late work.**

**Students turned in their first Battle book report. The second report is due December 17. Report form is available under the reading tab.**

**Work for**

**Wednesday, October 28, 2015**

Calder

**Reading-**

Students continued reading in their Book Groups. Students had conversation with teacher about events occurring in story and opinions of the book. Students were asked to complete Day 3 of Read and Respond Worksheet. This worksheet is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

We reviewed the eight activities completed so far. Students completed the analysis for the Dust Bowl.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 3…..multiplying multiple digits by 1 digit. The worksheet is due tomorrow.

During Library time, students practiced long division problems using the traditional method. As we begin dividing decimals next week, students will not be able to do this if there division strategy is the forgiving method.

**Math Mastery Quiz tomorrow.**

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their map of Canada. We review the map and began defining the vocabulary words for chapter 4. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**Art- Students finished their clay pots.**

**REMINDER: Battle book report due tomorrow. Report form is available under the reading tab.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Tuesday, October 27, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students discussed “Who is telling the story and is this a good person to tell it...why or why not? Students read together in their book groups. Students were given a read and respond worksheet. They were asked to complete Day 1 and Day 2 only.

**Writing-**

Students were asked to think of a place in their life and be reminded of a moment. Students began to write about that one moment in their writer’s notebook.

In the lab, students worked on diamante assignment. They will get time on Monday to finish.

**Science-**

Students continued their discussion on the Dust Bowl. We completed the PBS video on the Dust Bowl part 1 and also finished part 2.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students completed Lesson 2 together in class. We started a little of Lesson 3…multiplying decimals. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students examined the map of Canada and continued free-handing their map of Canada. Students were given a direction sheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly note.

Keep selling wreaths and candles.

**REMINDER: Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Monday, October 26, 2015**

**Kayla, Aulivia and Lauren**

**Reading-**

Students took notes in their spirals about Point of View. Students will be to thinking about this as they read their novel in groups today.

**Writing-**

Students were introduced to how to write in their writer’s notebook. We are beginning personal narratives. Today students were asked to think of someone in their life and be remind of a moment with them. Students began to write about that one moment in their writer’s notebook.

**Science-**

Students continued their discussion on the Dust Bowl. We examined various pictures, watch a newscast on a dust storm in Phoenix, and watch part one of a PBS video on the Dust Bowl by Ken Burns.

**Math-**

Students completed Math Mastery Minute 4. The quiz will be Thursday.

Students began Chapter 3-Compute with multi digit numbers. We completed Lesson one….adding and subtracting decimals. Students have a worksheet that is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students examined the map of Canada and began to free-hand Canada. Students were given a direction sheet and will be working on this tomorrow in class.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly note.

**REMINDER: Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Friday, October 23, 2015**

**Math-**

Students looked over their mistakes on yesterday’s test. Students also took their pretest for the next math unit.

**Reading-**

Students were given time to read a novel preferably their battle book because the report is due next week.

**Social Studies-**

Students took the chapter 1 test.

**Enrichment-**

Students need to get their weekly note signed.

**Roller Skating Incentive was today.**

******Battle book report due October 29. (All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)**

**Work for Thursday, October 22, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students were placed into their Book groups today. Students will begin reading these novels tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students turned in their Soil Category chart with illustrations. We completed the set-up for activity 8. Students also completed the procedure for this activity.

**Math-**

Students took their Chapter 2 Test today.

**Social Studies-**

Students took the world math test. Students also reviewed for the chapter 1 test. Study your review guide tonight for this test. The test is tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students may want to bring extra money for Edru.

Students may want to bring extra money for Edru.

**Students had one period of math enrichment.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Wednesday, October 21, 2015**

**Lilly**

**Reading-**

Students had library today. Students had time to catch up on missing or absent work, ask questions and participate in a SS or Math review session.

**Writing-**

Students had an assembly OK2Say.

**Science-**

Students turned in their mapping of US soils. They were assigned a Soil Category chart with illustrations. This is due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected the review guide. The test is tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students correct review guide. Study tonight for the map test. The map test is tomorrow, and the chapter test is Friday.

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Tuesday, October 20, 2015**

**Justice, Michael**

**Reading-**

Students were given their correct

__Crash i__nterview. Students had class time to “see” what their mistakes were in this writing piece. Students that were asked to fix their interview need to complete this for tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students took a notebook quiz. This was collected. Students continued working on activity 7.

Students worked on a soil characteristic map in the computer lab.

**Math-**

Students corrected Lesson 8 assignment. Students had class time to work on a review guide with 3 separate story problems. (see worksheet). This is due tomorrow.

**Chapter 2 Test is Thursday.**

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their lesson 4 outline and citizenship worksheet. Students reviewed the world map.

**World map test is Thursday.**

Students also began a review guide for chapter 1. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**Book orders due tomorrow.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Monday, October 19, 2015**

**Justice, Tyler, Jordyn, Donny**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their

*Crash*interview. Students were introduced to 7 different novels. They were given time to look at all 7 and select the top 3 they would be interested in reading. Students will be placed in a novel group tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students set up for activity 7 and completed the procedure. They completed the color coded map lab sheet and will fill in the soil category form tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 8. Students had class time to work on problems 1-8 of a worksheet. Students were asked to attempt the story problems and we began solving them together in class. We will finish solving together tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in outline 3. Students review the world map.

**World map test is Thursday.**Students worked the lesson 4 outline. They also read the citizenship article following lesson 4 and worked on a worksheet about that article. Both sheets are due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed weekly work note, the fundraiser half sheet and their signed progress grade sheet.

Book orders due Wednesday.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Friday, October 16, 2015**

**Lilly, Aulivia, Tyler, Justine, Justin and Leilani**

**Reading-**

Students had the class period to work on their

__Crash__interview. Students could conference and edit with peers this hour as well. The final copy is due Monday…typed or written in pen. (Black or Blue)

**Science-**

Students completed the analysis for activity 5 completed the set-up for activity 7.

**Math-**

Students were introduced to our annual wreath/candle fundraiser. This fundraiser helps us to cover the cost of motor coaches for our Michigan Adventure trip June 8.

**Social Studies-**

Students worked with their group of 8 to read all of lesson 4, chapter 1. The lesson 3 outline is due Monday.

World map test planned for Thursday and chapter 1 test for Friday.

**Enrichment-**

Get weekly work note signed.

Share wreath/candle fundraiser papers with a parent and return signed half sheet.

Get Progress grade sheet signed.

Book orders due Wednesday.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Thursday, October 15, 2015**

**Lilly, Aulivia, Ahlexiah**

**Reading-**

Students had the class period to work on the answers to the questions for their

__Crash i__nterview. Tomorrow, students will have an opportunity to conference with one another to make their writing the best that it can. Students are encouraged to have their rough draft completed in order to take advantage of conference time.

The interview is due Monday…typed or written in pen. (Black or Blue)

**Science-**

Students turned in their 3 analysis questions for scoring. Students completed the set-up for activity 6 and began the procedure.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment on estimation. Students were introduced to Lesson 8 of chapter 2. In addition, students took their Math Mastery #3 Quiz today.

**Tentative: Chapter 2 Test October 22.**

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in partner answers to lesson 3. Students also began a fill-in outline for lesson 3. This outline is due tomorrow.

World map test is next Thursday and the chapter 1 test is Friday.

**Enrichment-**

Students had a period to receive small group help in math, practice in front row or challenge classmates in Krypto.

**$6.00 Edru Skating due tomorrow.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Wednesday, October 14, 2015**

**Lilly, Kayla, and Ahlexiah**

**Reading-**

Students brainstormed questions for their Interview. Students then looked at the “rules” direction sheet to decide on the 5 questions to use for the written interview. Students will begin coming up with their answers to these questions tomorrow.

The interview is due Monday…typed or written in pen. (Black or Blue)

**Science-**

Students turned in their published version of the concept map. We reviewed the lesson by examining our concept map. Students also watched a United Streaming video titled ‘The Recipe for Soil’. Students added labels to the activity 4 lab sheet and turned it in for scoring. Students were assigned 3 analysis questions. These are due tomorrow.

Analysis 2- A dead leaf falls from a tree to the ground. If left undisturbed, what will happen to it?

Analysis 3- Earthworms help organic matter decompose. In what soil layer do earthworms live. Explain your answer.

Analysis 6- What could be wrong with the soil in the school garden? Make a list of ideas.

**Math-**

Students turned in last night’s assignment on estimation. Students completed Lesson 7 of chapter 2. Students were assigned the skills side of a worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Reminder Math Mastery quiz will be tomorrow.**

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their fill in the blank outline for lesson 2. Students had a full period to read lesson 3 with a partner and answer the questions below. They will finish theses tomorrow in class.

**What is the relationship between weather and climate?

**Name the three major climate zones in the Western Hemisphere

**Describe each climate zone.

**Name the three factors that influence climate.

**Enrichment-**

Students began a clay pot activity in art. Students also had library time to read, study on their own, complete work or attend a study session.

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Tuesday, October 13, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students discussed the theme and provided evidence for this. Students were also introduced to the Interview for Crash. Students have the direction sheet and evaluation. Students will have the rest of the week to work on this interview during Reading class. The interview is due Monday…typed or written in pen. (Black or Blue)

**Science-**

Students worked on a published version of the concept map for the material in this unit. This is due tomorrow. (Add five colored pictures to the final sketch.)

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignments. Students were introduced to Lesson 6 of chapter 2. Students were assigned the skills side and doing problems 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13 only.

**Reminder Math Mastery quiz will be Thursday.**

In the computer lab, students worked on Front Row (an online program). Students can work on this program at home to provide personalized practice in math and reading.

**Social Studies-**

Students had a full period to complete a fill in the blank outline for lesson 2. Several students did not finish: so, this is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Monday, October 12, 2015**

**Madeline, Aulivia, Bella and Jaiden**

**Reading-**

Students finished the book Crash and had class time to take notes on the book using story elements. Students were asked to have in mine which character they would be interviewing for the interview beginning tomorrow. Students need to write the theme and include evidence on their note page for tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students discussed the stop and think strategy for this lesson. Students added definitions into their spirals. We began a concept map for the material in this unit. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students had 2 periods to complete Lesson 5 in chapter 2. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Students also complete Math Mastery Minute 3. The quiz will be Thursday.

**Social Studies-**

Students read Chapter 1 Lesson 2 (p.22-25) and answered in complete sentences the following four questions: 1. What is a tributary? 2. What is the longest river in North America? 3. What is the longest river in South America? 4. Use the elevation map on page 24 to find the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere. What are the two highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere? 5. List the four main types of landforms you read about in this lesson.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in signed weekly work notes.

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Friday, October 09, 2015**

**Elijah**

**Reading-**

Students had a class period to listen to Crash. Next week, we will begin our character interviews as we wrap up reading the book.

**Science-**

Students completed the setup for activity 5. We practice the stop and think strategy as we read the information for this activity.

**Math-**

Students had a class period for Math Enrichment. During this time, typically once a week, students will have an opportunity to practice mental math skills. Our goal is to improve student’s speed and accuracy with math facts. Today, students practice this through Krypto or Quizmo.

**Social Studies-**

Students completed the outline for lesson 1. We also reviewed for the world map test.

**Enrichment-**

Friday folders went home today. Weekly note should be returned signed on Monday.

**Students need to turn in their signed weekly work note.**

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Thursday, October 08, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students completed another activity focused around them. Students listened to the song “Hall of fame” and stated the theme. Students provided evidence to support the theme claim.

**Writing-**

Students corrected the “Test of Sentences” worksheet.

Students listened to a couple of chapters of Crash.

**Math-**

Students corrected their math improvement review (for those who chose to do this from yesterday). In addition, students took their Math Mastery Quiz #2.

**Enrichment-**

**Students not on the catch-up board may bring a beverage and a snack for last hour tomorrow.**

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Wednesday, October 07, 2015**

**Kyle**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their Read and Response sheet. Students were introduced to theme. They took notes in their spirals and looked at a song “If today was your last day” and evaluated the theme. We will do another practice tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their predicate and the verb worksheet and the unit multiple choice worksheet. Today students practiced more sentences and completed a sentence worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students completed the analysis questions (1-3) for activity 4.

**Math-**

Students either reviewed the material covered thus far or challenged other classmates with a game of Krypto. Those students that reviewed were given a practice sheet that is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students completed the written response for our “I can” statements for lesson one. These were collected. Students also outlined this lesson in their spiral notebook.

**Enrichment-**

Students had art today. They worked on finishing their candy painting.

Students had library time. Students were able to attend a study group for math or a world map study session. Otherwise, students worked on missing/assigned work or read a novel.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Tuesday, October 06, 2015**

**Ahlexiah, Mike L., Mackenzie, Jaiden**

**Reading-**

Students listened to Crash and responded to day 4 and 5 on their response sheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their predicate and the verb worksheet and the unit multiple choice worksheet. Today students practiced more sentences and completed a sentence worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

Students were in the computer lab and completed their “I used to” poem.

**Science-**

Students completed activity 4 procedure and lab sheet. Some students had time to begin the analysis questions. WE will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected the Ch. 2 Mid-Chapter Check on pg. 128 (1-10) and turned in their Math Quiz worksheet.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the world map. We continued reading and discussing chapter one lesson one. (pages 16-21) Students began a written response to the lesson. They will have more time tomorrow to complete this.

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Monday, October 05, 2015**

**Allie, Justice**

**Reading-**

Students read from the Battle Book and responded to day 2 and 3 on their response sheet. These two responses should be done in complete sentences. We will be spot checking these tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students worked on a Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet where they had to draw a line dividing the subject and predicate, and then circle the simple subject and simple predicate. Students had another worksheet where they had to determine if the underlined part was complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject, or simple predicate. These are worksheets are both due tomorrow.

Students were in the computer lab and worked on their “I used to” poem.

**Science-**

Students looked over their scored science spirals. They also began activity four. We completed the set-up and added the definition for the word composition.

**Math-**

Students completed Math Minute 2. Their math minute quiz will be Thursday. Students also worked on Ch. 2 Mid-Chapter Check on pg. 128 (1-10) and a Math Quiz worksheet. What was not finished here is homework that is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the world map. We continued reading and discussing chapter one lesson one. (pages 16-21)

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Friday, October 02, 2015**

**Lilly, Donny, Alexiah and Justice**

**Reading-**

Students were introduced to tone and mood and watched some video clips to help reinforce these words. Students added more to their composition notebook.

**Writing-**

Students corrected last night’s simple subjects and predicates worksheet.

**Science-**

Students completed activity 3. We answered all four analysis questions. See document above.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s remaining Lesson 4 Worksheet 10-24 (Skills Side Only.)

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their world map. Students reviewed the the world map together. We began chapter one lesson one. Absent students should read all of lesson one. (pages 16-21)

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Thursday, October 01, 2015**

**Bella**

**Reading-**

Students completed an activity of matching a conflict to the correct type of conflict. Students were then introduced to tone and mood by a video example. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students also listened to Crash for another class period. They need to respond to Day 1 of their Read and Respond Worksheet.

**Writing-**

Students completed a practice of simple subjects and predicates. They have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Different directions than what is on sheet: Draw the division line between the complete predicate and the complete subject. Then circle the simple subject and the simple predicate.**

**Science-**

Students began activity 3. They completed the set-up in their spirals and completed the procedure. I will not be grading any of the analysis for activity 2 until students complete the analysis for activity 3.

**Math-**

Students corrected the first 9 problems of yesterday’s worksheet. Students finished Lesson 4 and were assigned the rest of the Lesson 4 Worksheet 10-24 (Skills Side Only.)This is due tomorrow. The Math Mastery Quiz was taken today.

**Social Studies-**

Students had all hour to work on their world map. Students have a direction sheet for this map. The map is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Wednesday, September 30, 2015**

**Maddy**

**Reading-**

Students finished adding definitions to their spiral about the 4 types of conflict. From these discussions, tomorrow students will match sentences to the correct conflict.

**Writing-**

Students corrected last night’s subject/predicate assignment. Students had the remainder of the class period to read independently.

**Science-**

Students continued activity 2 in their spirals. Students were given time to complete their analysis questions. However, these are due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students began Lesson 4 and were assigned Skills Side Only 1-9. We will continue Lesson 4 and do the remainder of the worksheet tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz is tomorrow. STUDY!**

**Social Studies-**

Students continued working on their world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students had art to work on their candy painting project.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Tuesday, September 29, 2015**

Jaiden, Maddy

Reading-

Students turned in their character trait web. We discussed good examples of evidence and incomplete examples. Students were introduced to conflicts of a story. A page was added to their spiral along with a definition of conflict. We will continue this tomorrow.

Writing-

Students were given an assignment to identify the subject / predicate. These pages were stapled and students had all hour to complete. They are due tomorrow.

Students began a writing piece: “I used to … But now I…” in the computer lab.

Science-

Students continued activity 2 in their spirals. We completed an opinion/fact worksheet.

Math-

Students corrected Lesson 3. We began Lesson 4 of chapter 2. Students were asked “Got it’s” on page 118 a, b and c for tomorrow.

Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.

Social Studies-

Students took the CDV test. Students also began a world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

Enrichment-

Battle book report due October 29. (All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Monday, September 28, 2015**

**Justin, Justice and Alexiah**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to listen to

__Crash__and complete some “Say Somethings”. These were turned in for scoring. Students also discussed completing a character trait chart on either Penn or Crash. At least one trait must be positive as well as at least one trait negative. Students must use higher level word traits and write their evidence in complete sentences. Students had at least 15 minutes to work on this in class. It is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students were introduced to complete subject and complete predicates. Students were drawing a division line that separates subject from predicate. We did this with several sentences together. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**Students checked over their graded activity one. Students began activity 2 in their spirals. They completed a KWL chart.

**Math-**

Students completed their first math mastery minute one. They have a math mastery Quiz from this minute Thursday. Students completed lesson 3 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed for tomorrow's upcoming CDV test using quotes created by the students themselves. Students also created a visual of our world attempting to label the continents.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in the signed Weekly Note.

Battle book report due October 29. (All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

Work for Friday, September 25, 2015

Work for Friday, September 25, 2015

**Justin, Justice and Alexiah**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their 10 character trait definitions. Students had class time to look and share some of these interesting word definitions. Students will use these words to complete an activity for Monday. Students added the character trait words to their spiral. We had a little class time to listen to

__Crash__and complete some “Say Somethings”.

**Science-**

Students completed the analysis questions. Spirals were collected for a completion grade. Students also set-up activity 2 in their spirals.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. We completed an in class math review based upon Lesson 1 and 2 from Chapter 2.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their paragraph response to a “Should Question.” Students reviewed for Tuesday’s upcoming CDV test. Students also worked on a quote activity related to a CDV.

**Enrichment-**

Signed Weekly Note due back Monday.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 24, 2015**

**Mike**

**Reading-**

Students finished adding the elements of a story definitions to their reading spirals. Students were given a worksheet with numerous character trait words….words that describe one’s personality. Students were asked to select just 10 words from the character trait list (words not familiar to them) and write the definition for the word. Ex. Lazy- slow moving, unmotivated. These 10 definitions are due tomorrow. We will continue working with these words as we begin thinking about describing the characters in the novel

__Crash__.

**Writing-**

Students listened to

__Crash__. We set up another say something paper and completed say somethings…on their own (at least 8) as they listened to the story.

**Science-**

Students completed the procedure for activity 1: Into the Field. Students began a discussion of the analysis questions, but they will have more time to complete this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students were assigned Lesson 2 …skills side only worksheet. They had an entire class period to work. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students worked all hour on a response to a “Should Question.” This must be in paragraph form: a topic sentence, at least 3 supporting sentences using a CDV and a closing sentence. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their book orders.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for**

**Wednesday, September 23, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students added the Elements of a story to their reading spirals. Students began to list the definitions and we will continue this tomorrow. Students turned in their Read and Respond Worksheet.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their Types of Sentences Worksheet.

**Science-**

Students began activity 1 for Studying Soil Scientifically. We completed the set-up and copied definitions into our spiral notebooks.

**Math-**

Students completed Chapter 2, Lesson 2 together in class. We will continue with this tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students examined two more “Should Questions”. We also looked at the positives and negatives to our demo paragraph that was turned in yesterday. Students began a paragraph activity, and we will continue this hat school tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their name art. Students began a candy wrapper painting activity.

Students had Library today to check out their first Battle of the Book. Ask your child what book they checked out from the Library. This book needs to be read with a completed report due October 29.

Book orders were extended one day.

**Work for**

**Monday, September 21, 2015**

**Bleon, Michael L, and Alysa**

**Reading-**

Students added Story Vocabulary to their reading spirals. Students listened to

__Crash__and were asked to respond to Day 2 of their worksheet.

**Writing-**

Students were introduced to types of sentences. Students practiced these types of sentences together in class and had a class time to work on an in-class assignment. We will finish this assignment tomorrow.

In the computer lab, students worked on a poem about themselves. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**

Some students need to complete their M&M bar graph for homework. We completed the M&M lab sheet and turned this is for scoring. Students began a discussion about observations versus inferences.

**Math-**

Students completed the MCOMP and MCAP fall evaluation. Students had the rest of the hour to complete the Skills Side only of Chapter 2, Lesson 1 worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students were given time to work on an independent CDV worksheet. Many students turned this in for scoring, but it is not due until tomorrow. Students also worked on an illustration/paragraph assignment. This is due tomorrow as well.

**Enrichment-**

Name art designs are due next Wednesday. The majority of the students already turned them in to Mrs. Frew.

Students had computers today.

Students turned in their Weekly Work Note signed by parents today.

**Work for**

**Friday, September 18, 2015**

**Bella**

**Reading-**

Students matched 24 various novel summaries with the correct genre. We shared answers at the end of the hour.

**Science-**

Students worked on their M&M lab bar graph illustrating their results. Many students finished, but this was not assigned for homework.

**Math-**

Students completed Chapter 2, Lesson 1. Students completed in class page 93, 1-7. Answers were shared at the end of the hour.

**Social Studies-**

Students discussed our group Core Democratic Value worksheet. These were turned in for scoring. Students also began an independent CDV worksheet. This is not homework.

**Enrichment-**

Name art designs are due next Wednesday. The majority of the students already turned them in to Mrs. Frew.

Students are coming home with their Friday Folder. The cover page needs to be signed and returned on Monday inside the manila folder.

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 17, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students were checked to make sure they have a novel here at school.

We finished writing the definitions for the fiction genre types in our spiral. Students cut out various short summaries of novels and placed the cards in the appropriate genre folder. We will finish this activity tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their “Say Something” from Crash. Students brought in their materials from home to decorate their notebook from home. Students had class time to decorate the front of their writer’s notebook. Some turned these in at the end of the hour. These need to be finished at home and turned in tomorrow. (Only grading the FRONT cover)

**Science-**

Students continued their M&M lab by beginning a bar graph illustrating their results. Students were asked to follow directions that would help their graph look professional. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students began Chapter 2, Lesson 1 in their books…..writing fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions. We will continue this lesson tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students celebrated Constitution/Citizenship Day. We review facts about the constitution through the following you tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5LOqCy94_0 Students took a video quiz that was collected for a grade.

Students also worked on their group Core Democratic Value worksheet. We will go over this tomorrow in class.

**Enrichment-**

Name art designs are due next Wednesday. The majority of the students already turned them in to Mrs. Frew.

Students had their picture taken today for the yearbook.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, September 16, 2015**

**Amanda**

**Reading-**

Students completed the RCBM testing.

Students were also introduced to a long list of good books (Battle Book List). Students will be required to read one book and complete a mini report sheet for their novel. We require for novels for the year. This can be one per marking period.

Students need to have a novel here at school by tomorrow.

**Writing-**

**Students need to have their materials from home to decorate their writer’s notebook by tomorrow.**(printed pictures from home computer, images, stickers, decorative tape, anything to personalize their cover) The decorating must be completed here at school.

**Science-**

Students continued their M&M lab sheet. (What color M&M is most abundant in a fun size bag of plain M&Ms?) We completed the hypothesis, materials list, procedure and conducting the experiment.

**Math-**

Students corrected and turned in the 16 question worksheet. Students were given clear directions on how this process will take place when grading math assignments in class.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued their discussion on Core Democratic Values. We discussed Popular Sovereignty, Patriotism and Diversity. Students worked with their group of four to begin a worksheet. We will complete this worksheet together tomorrow.

Eventually, we want the students to be able use a CDV to support their opinions on worldwide issues.

**Enrichment-**

Students had art today. Students continued their name design. Students had extra time to work on this in the library as well. These are due next Wednesday.

Reminder: Picture day is tomorrow. Forms were already sent home and can be done online.

**Work for**

**Tuesday, September 15, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students received worksheets about the 4 genres of fiction. We taped these into another page in our spirals. Students continued taking notes on the genre types. Students need to have a novel here at school by Thursday.

**Writing-**

Students will decorate their writer’s notebook. Students need to bring in materials about themselves to glue on the cover of their notebook by Thursday. (Pictures, stickers, computer printed pictures) They will be personalizing the COVER only on Thursday.

Students continued listening to the novel by Jerry Spinelli,

__Crash__. Students completed a “Say Something” strategy while listening to this novel.

**Science-**

Students turned in their cartoon character sketch assignment. Students also began their M&M lab sheet. (What color M&M is most abundant in a fun size bag of plain M&Ms?) We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students took notes in their Math spiral about the Least Common Multiple (LCM). Students were also shown where in their book this is addressed. (How to use your math binder at home as a resource.) Students completed some practices of LCM and were assigned the bottom half of yesterday’s worksheet 9-16. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued their discussion on Core Democratic Values. We discussed Justice, Common Good, Equality, and Truth. Eventually, we want the students to be able use a CDV to support their opinions on worldwide issues.

**Enrichment-**

Students had computer time today. Students began examining Microsoft Word with an all about me poem. We will continue this next week.

Reminder: Picture day is Thursday, September 17, 2015. Forms were already sent home.

**Work for**

**Monday, September 14, 2015**

**Jaiden, Lilly**

**Reading-**

Students received worksheets of the 4 genres of fiction. These were taped in their Reading spiral. Students took notes on the definitions and examples of these genres. (See Mrs. McCoy or buddy) Students need to have a novel here at school by Thursday.

**Writing-**

Students will decorate their writer’s notebook. Students need to bring in materials about themselves to glue on the cover of their notebook by Thursday. (Pictures, stickers, computer printed pictures) They will be personalizing the COVER only on Thursday. Students began listening to the novel by Jerry Spinelli,

__Crash__. Students completed a “Say Something” strategy while listening to this novel.

**Science-**

Students continued working on their cartoon character sketch. Sketches are due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students took notes in their Math spiral about the Greatest Common Factor (GCF). Students were also shown where in their book this is addressed. (How to use your math binder at home as a resource.) Students completed some more practices of GCF and were assigned a worksheet (top half GCF 1-8 ONLY). This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students began a discussion on Core Democratic Values. We discussed Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Eventually, we want the students to be able use a CDV to support their opinions on worldwide issues.

**Enrichment-**

Students had computer time today. Students created new login passwords, examined the class website and signed in to our science books online.

WEBSITE: http://dodenmccoy.weebly.com/

Reminder: Picture day is Thursday, September 17, 2015. Forms were already sent home.

**Work for**

**Friday, September 11, 2015**

**Jaiden**

**Reading-**

Students discussed various typed of books. We focused in on fiction types.

**Writing-**

Students were given a parent assignment: in a million words or less tell the teachers about their child. This assignment is optional, but we truly do enjoy learning more about the students, and this is a great opportunity to share with us any important information you feel we need to know. We would like these turned in before the end of September.

**Science-**

Students continued working on their cartoon character activity. Students will get one more period tomorrow to complete this activity.

**Math-**

Students practiced finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF).

**Social Studies-**

Students showed their support for the annual “Mason Cares” event by creating thank you posters with words of encouragement and appreciation.

**Enrichment-**

Students organized folders and spirals for all our classes.

Picture day is Thursday, September 17, 2015. Forms were sent home today.

Students are also coming home with information about SOAR, bowling leagues and the sixth grade Halloween lock-in.

**Thanks to all parents that attended last night’s parent orientation.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 10, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students completed the three minute Maze reading test.

Students watched an anti-bullying video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJut7KQhI4

Students wrote down their initial thoughts and discussed their findings.

**Science-**

Students were introduced to making observations. We discussed the following vocabulary words: observations, quantitative observations, qualitative observations and inferences. Students began an ice breaker cartoon character activity. We will get one more period tomorrow to complete this activity.

**Math-**

Those students that do not already have access to a calculator were given an assigned calculator. If this calculator is lost during the school year, a $5 charge will concur.

Students completed a pretest for the first math unit. The remainder of the period, we practiced a variety of problems.

**Enrichment-**

Students were rewarded with punch card punches for all the wonderful things they have done in the past two days.

Students were assigned seats. We change seats at the beginning of each month.

Parents: Thanks so much with the help of providing supplies. It is greatly appreciated!

**The suggested folders/spiral notebooks need to be here tomorrow as we will be helping students get organized with each class.**

**Hope to see you tonight at parent orientation.**

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Students had art today and began a name art design. Students will work more on this next Wednesday.

Students were given textbooks, student numbers and first marking period instant replays.

Students discussed the handout, WELCOME TO SIXTH GRADE. This handout explains sixth grade expectations and requirements.

Students meant with Mrs. Soloman to discuss lunch room directions and expectations.

Students also met with Mr. Berryhill to discuss handbook policies.

Reminder: Parent Orientation is Thursday evening (6 p.m.-8 p.m.).

**Tuesday, September 8, 2015**

**What an awesome first day!**

Students were great listeners while we discussed why sixth grade at MMS is a great place to be.

Students worked on mastering their lockers and creating name tags.

Students completed a team building challenge.

Students also visited the lunch room and received a planner containing the school handbook.

Many informational papers were sent home. Students need to return the pink parent information form, the blue Hanbook/ Video/ photograph form, and the tan field trip form. Please make sure these form are completed by a parent.

Parent open house is this Thursday from 6-8.