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Work
for Tuesday, November
25, 2014
Ellen, Emily
HAVE AN AWESOME THANKSGIVING BREAK!
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt at the beginning of the hour. We read for the remaining 23 minutes in the hour. The DRL’s and the answers to the writing prompts were turned in at the end of the hour. Students were given a new DRL (3) after turning in the old one.
Science-
Students completed Activity 16 and answered analysis questions 3 and 4. The analysis questions were due after the end of computer class.
Math-
Students continued working with multiplying and dividing fractions story problems. For each problem, students identified the operation and then wrote the equation. We finished the Fraction Story Problems worksheet problems 6-10. There is no homework.
Social Studies-
There was no Social Studies today.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. Students turned in their parent signature with proof of revisions. Students had the hour to make their corrections and print their argument paragraph for grading.
Students discussed the “Adopt a Family” community project. Students need to complete the front form and return it to school on Monday. The completion of the form is required, but participation in the project is optional.
Those students that did not participating in the fundraiser need pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Monday, November 24, 2014
Elijah
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt at the beginning of the hour. We read for the remaining 23 minutes in the hour. The DRL’s and the answers to the writing prompts will be turned in tomorrow at the end of the reading hour.
Writing-
Students were given the grading rubric for their argument paragraph. We discussed the expectations of this paragraph. Students were checked to see that they completed their rough draft from Friday. Students had computer time to type/edit their paragraph. Tonight, students need to take home their paragraph for revisions. A parent signature is required. If the paragraph required no revision, please state that and sign. The signature is due tomorrow.
Science-
Students created an experiment to determine the whether a mineral is calcite or quartz. They will be conducting the experiments tomorrow in groups.
Math-
Students began by correcting our homework that was assigned on Thursday. Students learned how to apply what they have learned in the form of story problems. As a class we identified the operation and the equation for Fraction Story Problems 1-5. We will finish the rest of the worksheet tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students reviewed what they read on Thursday. We outlined Chapter 4, Lesson 1 together as a class. Students were assigned an “Oonu” worksheet that is due tomorrow.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. Students worked on typing the rough draft of their argument paragraph. Students are coming home with a hard typed copy. This needs to be signed by a parent and proof of revisions must be evident! This is due tomorrow.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria is today.
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Friday, November 21, 2014
Cam P, Chandler R.
Reading- Students responded to a short prompt at the beginning of the hour. They then took time to define onomatopoeia. We read for the remaining 15 minutes in the hour.
Writing-
Students began writing their argument paragraph. The rough draft of the paragraph is due on Monday.
Science-
Students used the entire hour to finish their published concept maps from activity 15. The concept maps were completed and turned in by the end of the day.
Math-
Students began by correcting our homework that was assigned on Wednesday. Students received credit for doing the assignment. Students were given the rest of the hour to work on the side A of the worksheet. This is due on Monday.
Enrichment-
Friday Folders and signed Weekly Work Note are due Monday.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Thursday, November 20, 2014
Savannah S., Moises, Avery P.
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt regarding if they could be any character, who it would be and why. Students then defined hyperbole. They were given the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students had computer time today to research evidence to support their claim sentence. Students need three written citations. Tomorrow students will begin to write their paragraph.
Science-
Students worked with a partner to created a concept map of yesterday’s reading from Lesson 15. Students were asked to add ten words to a published version of their concept map. (Neatness, spelling and color count)
Math-
Students will correct Wednesday’s assignment tomorrow-Friday.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their chapter 4 definitions. We also read chapter 4 lesson one together.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. They completed research for their argument paragraph. Each student was allowed to print one sheet of cited research.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Owen, Savannah S., Elijah, Easton, Avery W. and Skyler
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt regarding what they would change in their books if given the opportunity. Students then defined metaphor. They were given the remainder of the hour to read.
Science-
Students did Activity 15. For this activity students read through Activity 15 in the book and used the Three-Level Reading Guide: Mineral Properties to guide their reading. Students were given 4 questions to answer in their notebooks at the end of the hour. They will be continuing this activity tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected Lesson 7 worksheet. Students learned how to divide mixed numbers by fractions and by mixed numbers. Students were given time to work on the Multiplying & Dividing Mixed Fractions side C in class. What was not finished is homework, and it is due tomorrow
Social Studies-
Students began a new unit. Students used their textbooks to define the vocabulary words from Chapter 4. The vocabulary words are the blue words at the beginning of each lesson. This is due tomorrow.
Enrichment-
Students had Art, in which they worked on finishing their projects. Students also had Library.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Ethan B, Garret, Avery P, Savannah S, and Emily
Reading-
Students wrote about and discussed what kind of people the authors of the books they are reading are like. Students defined simile on their vocab paper. These papers need to stay in their reading folder. They then used the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students discussed the pros/cons to year round schooling. Students were asked to think about and write their claim in their notebook. These claims and notebooks are due tomorrow.
Science-
Students did Activity 14. For this activity, students compared their observations from Activity 13 to data on various materials in order to identify the earing material. Students were given time in class to work on Analysis questions 5 and 6. What students do not finish in class is due for homework. Analysis questions from Activity 13 and 14 will be graded together tomorrow.
Math-
Students learned how to divide fractions by fractions and fractions by whole numbers. Students also reviewed material previously covered by doing problems on small whiteboards. Students were given time to work on the Lesson 7 Skills Practice worksheet in class. What is not completed in class is for homework. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students took the Chapter 3 Test today.
Enrichment-
Students continued discussing how to cite sources. (Both in-text citations and end of the essay citations.) We also spent time reading articles to help us form a claim about year round schooling.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Monday, November 17, 2014
Ethan B, Easton, Imagyn, Elijah, Katie, Moises, Savannah S. and Izaac
Reading-
Students defined personification on a sheet of lined paper. That paper needs to stay in their reading folders all of this week. They then used the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students continued taking notes about the types of evidence. (Notebooks will be collected after writing class tomorrow so please make sure your notebook is up to date.) Students then had class time to read and look over the hard copy of an article from the internet about year round schooling that they brought from home. Students used this article to jot down examples of confirmed facts, statistics and research by experts.
Science-
Students turned in their soil letter. We finished Activity 13 in class. Students were assigned the Activity 13 analysis questions. The analysis questions are due tomorrow.
Math-
Students reviewed how to divide whole numbers by fractions. Students were given time to work on the Lesson 6 Skills Practice worksheet in class. Students were assigned problems 9-28, and this is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students reviewed for the Chapter 3 test. They were given credit for completing their Chapter 3 Review Guide.
Chapter 3 test is tomorrow, 11.18.2014
Enrichment-
Students were given credit for what they completed on the website credibility worksheet. Students were given time to analyze how to cite sources. We discussed in-text citations and end of the essay citations.
Signed weekly work notes were turned in today.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Thursday, November 13, 2014
Michelle, Savannah K.
Reading-
Students began the hour by recording what they are enjoying about their novel. They then shared that with a partner and with the class. We took the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students took notes about Debatable Claim and types of evidences in their notebook. (See Mrs. McCoy if you were absent today). Students looked at a year round calendar to “see” what year rounding schooling looks like and understand the facts related to this subject. Students need to print off a hard copy of an article from the internet about year round schooling. This is due Monday.
Science-
We worked through the introduction to Activity 13. We took the last 15 minutes of class to review for the Canada map test tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Student were given another multiplication review. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We began the review guide for the Chapter 3 Test. The review guide is due on Monday. We will corrected it, place it in the grade book, and review on Monday.
The Canada map test is TOMORROW 11.13.2014. Study tonight!!!
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students were introduced to the concept of credible and not-credible sources. Students learned how to tell the difference between the two. Students were given a chart with some websites on it. Students had to identify whether the site was credible or not credible and provide a reason. Students were given time to work with a partner. What students did not finish is to be done for homework. This is due on Monday.
Work for Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Michelle, Sevaughn
Reading-
Students began the hour by writing a paragraph predicting what is coming in their books. We then discussed our answers as a class. Students took the last 17 minutes of class to read their novels. Students who finish their novels should begin a new one as soon as possible.
Science-
Students began the experiment portion of Activity 12. They were required to answer the analysis questions at the end of the chapter. If they didn’t finish the analysis questions they are homework.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Student were given a review front and back worksheet of multiplying fractions. Students had all hour to work on this, ask questions and receive extra help. The assignment is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We took the entire hour to review for the Canada Map Test.
The Canada map test is Friday, Nov. 14.
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students worked on finishing their Comic Strip. If students finished early, they were given time to log on to Study Island.
Book orders were submitted today.
Battle Book Report #1 due Tomorrow.
Work for Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Michelle, Izaac, Hale and Easton
Reading-
Today, we introduced our first reading vocabulary word, cite. We then discussed what it means to cite something and when we may need to cite something. Students read for 20 minutes in class and were required to record the reading in their Daily Reading Log.
Writing-
Students began Lesson 1 of their Writing Unit…Argument Paragraph. Students shared statements from yesterday’s prewriting. They were introduced to Fact/Opinion vocabulary. Students also began to discuss what a year round calendar looks like.
Science-
Students began work with the new unit and activity 12. We will finish the activity tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Students learned how to multiply with mixed numbers. Students were given Lesson 4 Skills Practice worksheet, and they are to do 1-15 odds only on a separate sheet of paper. Students had some time to work on this in class, and what they did not finish is to be done for homework. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We opened class with a short discussion of Veteran’s Day. Students then began work on a colored map of Canada’s six physical regions. (See page 64.) This map with a key is due tomorrow morning.
The Canada map test is Friday, Nov. 14.
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students worked on finishing their Comic Strip. If students finished early they were given time to log on to Study Island.
Book orders due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due Tomorrow.
Work for Monday, November 10, 2014
Easton, Elijah, Avery P, Moises and Savannah K.
Reading-
Today, we began our new unit on enjoying reading. Students were given instruction on how to fill out their new Daily Reading Logs (DRL’s.) They were given the last 13 minutes to read their novels.
Writing-
Students completed a Prewriting Activity for their upcoming Writing Unit…Argument Paragraph. Students were asked to write a paragraph about year-round school. This is not worth a grade, but it is their initial beginning thoughts.
Science-
Students began their new unit on Rocks and Minerals. They walked around in class and looked at the rocks that other students brought in. They then took a few minutes to write a short paragraph in their science spirals about the rocks that they saw. This paragraph is due tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Students reviewed multiplying fractions (fraction x fraction and fraction x whole number.) Students were also introduced to a cross reduce short cut. Students have a worksheet due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We began class by a short explanation of our next two tests so that students can plan their study time accordingly. Students worked independently on a vocabulary review worksheet. That worksheet is due tomorrow.
The Canada map test is Friday, Nov. 14.
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students worked on making final revisions to their Soil Letter to the principal and turned in their signatures as proof of editing over the weekend. Letters were due by the end of the hour. After printing their letter, students were given time to work on their Comic Strip if they had not already completed it.
Students turned in their signed weekly work note.
Book orders due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
- Work for Friday, November 07, 2014
Reading-
At the start of the hour students did a quick write for the school newspaper about the things they are thankful for. We then took time to pick new books and exchange books during a book swap. Students need to have a novel of their choosing for class on Monday.
Writing-
There was no writing today.
Science-
Students cleaned out their science folder, and they were introduced to the new unit titled Rocks and Minerals.
Math-
Students corrected the Got Its. They finished lesson 1 and had a good chunk of the hour to complete the lesson 1 worksheet. The worksheet is due Monday.
Social Studies-
As a class, we continued work on the chart titled The Natural Resources and Climates of Canada’s Six Physical Regions. This chart is due on Monday.
The Canada map test rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 14.
Enrichment-
Students printed off their letter yesterday to work on editing at home over the weekend. Students were given a rubric. Parents must check that their child has edited their letter and then sign the rubric. The signed rubric is due on Monday. We will be making the corrections in the lab on Monday. The letter is due at the end of the period Monday.
Signed weekly work note due Monday.
Book orders due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Thursday, November 06, 2014
Nicolas
Reading-
Students talked for the entire hour about our new unit and enjoying reading. We will continue the conversation tomorrow, and students should have a new book picked out by Monday.
Writing-
Students played a noun review game.
Science-
Students took the Soil Unit Test.
Math-
Students took the Math Mastery Minute 9 Quiz.
Students were given their grades on the Chapter 3 test. The grade slips were placed into their Friday folders at the end of the hour.
Students began Chapter 4…Multiple and Divide Fractions. Students were introduced to Lesson 1. They have to complete the Got Its on page 258 A-C for tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students read through Chapter 3 Lesson 2 as a group. They were assigned a chart to fill out, titled The Natural Resources and Climates of Canada’s Six Physical Regions. The sheet is due tomorrow and will appear in next week’s Friday Folder.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today and continued working on their Soil Letter to the principal. Students worked on the trade-off section of their letter. If students finished, they were able to work with a partner to edit each other’s letter. All students printed off their letter to work on editing at home over the weekend. Students were given a rubric. Parents must check that their child has edited their letter and then sign the rubric. The signed rubric is due on Monday. We will be making the corrections in the lab on Monday. The letter is due at the end of the period Monday.
Students were given book orders. These are due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Reading-
During this class period, students viewed a seventh grade drama play.
Writing-
Students turned in the More Possessive Noun Phrases worksheet.
Science-
Students review for Soil Unit Test.
Students need to study for tomorrow’s soil test!
Math-
Students took the chapter 3 unit math test.
The Math Mastery Minute 9 Quiz will be given tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students edited together several 5 sentence paragraphs about one of Canada’s 6 Physical Regions. Then, students were asked to work on editing their paragraph from yesterday. The edited version is due tomorrow stapled on top of their original paragraph.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had art today and worked on a letter project.
Students also had library today.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Elijah, Chance, Josh, Owen, Hale, Garret
Reading-
Students continued with their book report peer reviews today. The reviews were turned in at the end of the hour. Only students that were present and had their reports turned in were able to do the peer review.
Writing-
Students continued learning about possessive nouns. They learned the rules for forming plural possessive nouns. Students were given time to work on the More Possessive Noun Phrases worksheet, and what they did not finish is due for homework. We ended the hour playing a Noun Review Game.
Science-
Students graded the Soil Unit Review Guide in class. We discussed what to expect on the test, and students were able to have their questions answered.
Soil Test is this Thursday.
Math-
Students used the Test Form 2B as a review sheet during a review activity. Test Form 2B was turned in at the end of the hour. Students should study at home for the Chapter 3 Test.
The Chapter 3 Test will be given Tomorrow.
The Math Mastery Quiz will be given on Thursday.
Social Studies-
Students used their visual aid to write a 5 sentence paragraph about one of Canada’s 6 Physical Regions. We used the remainder of the hour to review Canada’s provinces and territories.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. They continued working on their Soil Letter to the principal. Students were given time to work on the evidence portion of their letter. We will continue working on these letters on Thursday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Monday, November 03, 2014
Moises
Reading-
Students turned in their book reports. We then split into groups to participate in group talks and peer evaluations. We will continue this on Tuesday.
Writing-
Students learned about possessive nouns. They also learned the rules for forming singular possessive nouns. Students were given time to work on the Singular Possessive Nouns worksheet, and what they did not finish is due for homework.
Science-
Students worked on the Soil Unit Review Guide in class. What the students did not finish will be due tomorrow.
Math-
We used the majority of the hour to work on a review for Wednesday’s test. Students were given the last 15 minutes of class to work on the Review Test Form 2B that was given as homework.
The Chapter 3 Test will be given on Wednesday.
The Math Mastery Quiz will be given on Thursday.
Social Studies-
Students created a visual aid that they will use to write a five sentence paragraph about one of Canada’s 6 Physical Regions. The visual aid should have 4 small pictures drawn in each section of the paper to represent facts about each region. This was taken home as homework and is due tomorrow to be used while writing the paragraph.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. They began working on their Soil Letter to the principal. Students were given time to work on the introduction to their letters, in which they stated the problem and their solution. We will continue working on these letters tomorrow.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Friday, October 31, 2014
Sevaughn, Gabe, Savannah S.
Reading-
Students worked for the entire hour in class. They will turn in their novel and their reports on Monday, November 3rd.
Writing-
Students turned in their Singular & Plural Irregular Nouns worksheet that had 4 sentences on the back.
Science-
Students did Activity 11. Students had a discussion about trade-offs and potential solutions to the garden problem. They added a chart into their spirals. Students turned in their Science spirals at the end of the hour.
Math-
We began class by correcting the story problem worksheet that was given out for homework. We then worked together on a review for the test on Wednesday. There was no homework given.
THE CHAPTER 3 TEST WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAY 11/5/2014.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their 15 definitions for chapter 3.
As a class, we read through Chapter 3 Lesson 1.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students need to share their Friday folder with a parent, and get their weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Fundraiser money to help cover the cost of our motor coaches for our Michigan Adventure is due Monday. Checks can be 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 Thursday, October 30, 2014
Owen, Imagyn
Reading-
During the beginning of class students took their math mastery quiz.
Students were given the hour to work on their book reports. The students that finished with their reports were allowed to read their battle books or work on other classwork.
*Students should be bringing in their book reports every day to work on them in class.
The Book Report is due Monday, November 3rd.
Writing-
Students learned how to form the plural version of words ending with –us, –on, and –um. Students also learned about other irregular plural nouns. Students were given a Singular & Plural Irregular Nouns worksheet, on which they had write the plural form of irregular words. On the back, students picked 4 of the plural words and wrote one sentence for each word for a total of 4 sentences. This is to be completed for homework.
Science-
Students reviewed their Activity 9 Analysis answer. Students did Activity 10, in which they observed the results of the organic matter test and determined which soil contains more organic matter. Students had a discussion on controls in experiments. Students began working on Analysis questions 1-3, and these are to be completed for homework.
Math-
Students continued work with story problems. We corrected the story problem sheet from yesterday, but it was not turned in. Students were then given another story problem sheet (multiple choice) that will be due tomorrow for a grade.
THE CHAPTER 3 TEST WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAY, 11/5/2014.
MATH MASTERY QUIZ WAS GIVEN IN READING.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their Map of Canada today. They were introduced to Chapter 3 in their social studies book and began working on defining key word definitions from the chapter. Their key word definitions are due tomorrow.
*There were 15 definitions and they can be found on the tops of pages 63 and 73 in blue. All definitions can be found in the back of the social studies book.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students continued working on their Comic Strips.
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 3. 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 Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mackenzie, Hannah and Elijah
Reading-
There was no Reading today.
Printed materials for the Book Report should be brought in tomorrow.
The Book Report is due Monday, November 3rd.
Writing-
Students turned in their irregular noun wks. There was no Writing/ Language Arts today.
Science-
Students went over the answers for the Pop Quiz they took yesterday. Students finished their group story maps. Groups presented their story maps in a museum walk. Students discussed Analysis questions 1-4. Students then had five minutes to work on Analysis question 1, which was collected at the end of the hour.
Math-
Students corrected their Lesson 8 Homework Practice. They then began work with story problems in class. Students were given a two sided story problem worksheet to finish. For each problem the students must
MATH MASTERY QUIZ TOMORROW.
Social Studies-
Students were given 30 minutes to finish their Map of Canada. The Map of Canada is due tomorrow. Students were instructed to outline each province and territory in a different color instead of coloring it completely.
Enrichment-
Students had Art. Students finished painting their pottery sculptures. Students began working on paper mache letters.
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 3. 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 Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Reading-
Students worked the entire hour on their book reports. The book report will be due on Monday, November 3. This date has been extended. It is worth a test grade and will begin marking 2.
Students who still need to print off materials should bring the printed materials to school with them on Thursday because there will be no class time tomorrow to work on the report.
Writing-
Students learned about some of the irregular plural nouns, specifically words ending in –f, fe, o, and is. Students the rules for making these words plural and the exceptions to these rules. Students were given an Irregular Singular & Plural Nouns worksheet and time to work on it during class. What they did not finish is homework. This is due tomorrow.
Science-
Students took a Pop Quiz at the beginning of class. We continued Activity 9. Students continued working in groups to finish their published story map with 5 illustrations. We will continue this activity tomorrow.
Math-
We began class by correcting the 6 problems from last night’s homework. We then took time to wrap up Lesson 8. Students were assigned the Lesson 8 Homework Practice Sheet and are required to turn their work in on an attached piece of lined paper. This is due tomorrow in Math.
MATH MASTERY QUIZ THURSDAY.
Social Studies-
Students were given the majority of the hour to begin work on their Political Map of Canada. Directions were altered to require students to only outline each Province or Territory in a difference color instead of coloring them in fully. Students should have the outline of their map finished for class tomorrow.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. They were given time to work on their published version of the soil characteristic story map. Students must have completed the story map before continuing to work on their Comic Strip.
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 3. 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.
- Sorry on Monday, Oct. 25 the Weebly was unable to save.
- Work for Friday, October 24, 2014
Savannah K., Devon,
Reading-
Students had time to read and work on their Story Plot Flow Map. It is due Monday.
Students also need to be finished with their novels by Monday and bring in materials for the book report.
The book report will be due on Friday, October 31st.
Writing-
Students turned in their editing letter worksheet and circling noun worksheet.
Science-
We continued Activity 9. Students then began working on a plants’ needs story map.
Enrichment-
Student had their roller skating incentive.
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 3. 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 Thursday, October 23, 2014
Elijah, Savannah K., Tanner, Devon, Avery P
Reading-
Students read in their groups for the majority of the hour. Groups that finished were given a Story Plot Flow Map to complete in their groups.
Students need to be finished with their novels by Monday and the book report will be due on Friday, October 31st.
Writing-
Students edited the first half of the Editing Letter worksheet in class. The second half is homework with 16 errors to be corrected. This is due tomorrow. Students had a short review of how to identify nouns in a sentence. Students were given a Circling Nouns 2 worksheet, and we did the first two sentences in class. Students had time to work on this in class, and what they didn’t finish was homework. This is due tomorrow.
Science-
We continued Activity 9 and the Magic School Bus episode that we began yesterday. We had a discussion about what plants need to grow, and students added an illustration to their Science spirals to show this. Students brainstormed a list of words that connect with soil and the needs of plants. Students then began working on a plants’ needs story map.
Math-
Students took their Math Mastery Minute 7 quiz at the start of the hour. We then corrected the Lesson 7 Homework Practice from last night. After that we began work with Lesson 8. There was no homework assigned. Students are encouraged to practice at home using the problems in the book. We will continue work with this lesson on Monday.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their s.s. outlines. Students took their Social Studies test. They then worked on any work they needed to complete from other classes.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today: They continued to work on their Soil Characteristic Story Map. Students who completed the map began to add 10 pictures/images that connect with information from the map. Students will finish and turn them in on Monday.
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 3. 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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Elijah, Hale
Reading-
Students discussed the rubric for the upcoming book report. Students then read in their reading groups for 30 minutes.
Students need to be finished with their novels by Monday and the book report will be due on Friday, October 31st.
Writing-
No Writing/ Language Arts today.
Science-
Students reviewed what they have learned from Activities 1-8. We began Activity 9, and students began watching an episode of Magic School Bus. We will continue this activity tomorrow. Science spirals were collected at the end of the hour.
Math-
Students participated in a review of the material from Lesson 7. They were also assigned the Lesson 7 Homework Practice Worksheet due tomorrow.
Study for Math Mastery Quiz. It is tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students had a study session. Chapter 1 Test is tomorrow; so, students should be using their review guide and outlines to study tonight.
Enrichment-
Students had Art. Students continued to work with their clay pottery.
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 3. 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 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 3. 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-
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 3. 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 3. 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
Reading-
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, 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. Students were given a packet titled "Welcome to Sixth Grade." We discussed the content in this packet.
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.
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.
Ellen, Emily
HAVE AN AWESOME THANKSGIVING BREAK!
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt at the beginning of the hour. We read for the remaining 23 minutes in the hour. The DRL’s and the answers to the writing prompts were turned in at the end of the hour. Students were given a new DRL (3) after turning in the old one.
Science-
Students completed Activity 16 and answered analysis questions 3 and 4. The analysis questions were due after the end of computer class.
Math-
Students continued working with multiplying and dividing fractions story problems. For each problem, students identified the operation and then wrote the equation. We finished the Fraction Story Problems worksheet problems 6-10. There is no homework.
Social Studies-
There was no Social Studies today.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. Students turned in their parent signature with proof of revisions. Students had the hour to make their corrections and print their argument paragraph for grading.
Students discussed the “Adopt a Family” community project. Students need to complete the front form and return it to school on Monday. The completion of the form is required, but participation in the project is optional.
Those students that did not participating in the fundraiser need pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Monday, November 24, 2014
Elijah
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt at the beginning of the hour. We read for the remaining 23 minutes in the hour. The DRL’s and the answers to the writing prompts will be turned in tomorrow at the end of the reading hour.
Writing-
Students were given the grading rubric for their argument paragraph. We discussed the expectations of this paragraph. Students were checked to see that they completed their rough draft from Friday. Students had computer time to type/edit their paragraph. Tonight, students need to take home their paragraph for revisions. A parent signature is required. If the paragraph required no revision, please state that and sign. The signature is due tomorrow.
Science-
Students created an experiment to determine the whether a mineral is calcite or quartz. They will be conducting the experiments tomorrow in groups.
Math-
Students began by correcting our homework that was assigned on Thursday. Students learned how to apply what they have learned in the form of story problems. As a class we identified the operation and the equation for Fraction Story Problems 1-5. We will finish the rest of the worksheet tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students reviewed what they read on Thursday. We outlined Chapter 4, Lesson 1 together as a class. Students were assigned an “Oonu” worksheet that is due tomorrow.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. Students worked on typing the rough draft of their argument paragraph. Students are coming home with a hard typed copy. This needs to be signed by a parent and proof of revisions must be evident! This is due tomorrow.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria is today.
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Friday, November 21, 2014
Cam P, Chandler R.
Reading- Students responded to a short prompt at the beginning of the hour. They then took time to define onomatopoeia. We read for the remaining 15 minutes in the hour.
Writing-
Students began writing their argument paragraph. The rough draft of the paragraph is due on Monday.
Science-
Students used the entire hour to finish their published concept maps from activity 15. The concept maps were completed and turned in by the end of the day.
Math-
Students began by correcting our homework that was assigned on Wednesday. Students received credit for doing the assignment. Students were given the rest of the hour to work on the side A of the worksheet. This is due on Monday.
Enrichment-
Friday Folders and signed Weekly Work Note are due Monday.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Thursday, November 20, 2014
Savannah S., Moises, Avery P.
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt regarding if they could be any character, who it would be and why. Students then defined hyperbole. They were given the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students had computer time today to research evidence to support their claim sentence. Students need three written citations. Tomorrow students will begin to write their paragraph.
Science-
Students worked with a partner to created a concept map of yesterday’s reading from Lesson 15. Students were asked to add ten words to a published version of their concept map. (Neatness, spelling and color count)
Math-
Students will correct Wednesday’s assignment tomorrow-Friday.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their chapter 4 definitions. We also read chapter 4 lesson one together.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. They completed research for their argument paragraph. Each student was allowed to print one sheet of cited research.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Owen, Savannah S., Elijah, Easton, Avery W. and Skyler
Reading-
Students responded to a short prompt regarding what they would change in their books if given the opportunity. Students then defined metaphor. They were given the remainder of the hour to read.
Science-
Students did Activity 15. For this activity students read through Activity 15 in the book and used the Three-Level Reading Guide: Mineral Properties to guide their reading. Students were given 4 questions to answer in their notebooks at the end of the hour. They will be continuing this activity tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected Lesson 7 worksheet. Students learned how to divide mixed numbers by fractions and by mixed numbers. Students were given time to work on the Multiplying & Dividing Mixed Fractions side C in class. What was not finished is homework, and it is due tomorrow
Social Studies-
Students began a new unit. Students used their textbooks to define the vocabulary words from Chapter 4. The vocabulary words are the blue words at the beginning of each lesson. This is due tomorrow.
Enrichment-
Students had Art, in which they worked on finishing their projects. Students also had Library.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Ethan B, Garret, Avery P, Savannah S, and Emily
Reading-
Students wrote about and discussed what kind of people the authors of the books they are reading are like. Students defined simile on their vocab paper. These papers need to stay in their reading folder. They then used the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students discussed the pros/cons to year round schooling. Students were asked to think about and write their claim in their notebook. These claims and notebooks are due tomorrow.
Science-
Students did Activity 14. For this activity, students compared their observations from Activity 13 to data on various materials in order to identify the earing material. Students were given time in class to work on Analysis questions 5 and 6. What students do not finish in class is due for homework. Analysis questions from Activity 13 and 14 will be graded together tomorrow.
Math-
Students learned how to divide fractions by fractions and fractions by whole numbers. Students also reviewed material previously covered by doing problems on small whiteboards. Students were given time to work on the Lesson 7 Skills Practice worksheet in class. What is not completed in class is for homework. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students took the Chapter 3 Test today.
Enrichment-
Students continued discussing how to cite sources. (Both in-text citations and end of the essay citations.) We also spent time reading articles to help us form a claim about year round schooling.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Monday, November 17, 2014
Ethan B, Easton, Imagyn, Elijah, Katie, Moises, Savannah S. and Izaac
Reading-
Students defined personification on a sheet of lined paper. That paper needs to stay in their reading folders all of this week. They then used the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students continued taking notes about the types of evidence. (Notebooks will be collected after writing class tomorrow so please make sure your notebook is up to date.) Students then had class time to read and look over the hard copy of an article from the internet about year round schooling that they brought from home. Students used this article to jot down examples of confirmed facts, statistics and research by experts.
Science-
Students turned in their soil letter. We finished Activity 13 in class. Students were assigned the Activity 13 analysis questions. The analysis questions are due tomorrow.
Math-
Students reviewed how to divide whole numbers by fractions. Students were given time to work on the Lesson 6 Skills Practice worksheet in class. Students were assigned problems 9-28, and this is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students reviewed for the Chapter 3 test. They were given credit for completing their Chapter 3 Review Guide.
Chapter 3 test is tomorrow, 11.18.2014
Enrichment-
Students were given credit for what they completed on the website credibility worksheet. Students were given time to analyze how to cite sources. We discussed in-text citations and end of the essay citations.
Signed weekly work notes were turned in today.
Fundraiser information- Wreath/Candle distribution will be 2:30-4:00 in Middle School Cafeteria Monday, November 24. (More information coming home next Friday.)
Those not participating in the fundraiser will need to pay $25 for their motor coach seat by December 19, 2014.
Battle Report #2 due January 6, 2015.
Work for Thursday, November 13, 2014
Michelle, Savannah K.
Reading-
Students began the hour by recording what they are enjoying about their novel. They then shared that with a partner and with the class. We took the remainder of the hour to read.
Writing-
Students took notes about Debatable Claim and types of evidences in their notebook. (See Mrs. McCoy if you were absent today). Students looked at a year round calendar to “see” what year rounding schooling looks like and understand the facts related to this subject. Students need to print off a hard copy of an article from the internet about year round schooling. This is due Monday.
Science-
We worked through the introduction to Activity 13. We took the last 15 minutes of class to review for the Canada map test tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Student were given another multiplication review. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We began the review guide for the Chapter 3 Test. The review guide is due on Monday. We will corrected it, place it in the grade book, and review on Monday.
The Canada map test is TOMORROW 11.13.2014. Study tonight!!!
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students were introduced to the concept of credible and not-credible sources. Students learned how to tell the difference between the two. Students were given a chart with some websites on it. Students had to identify whether the site was credible or not credible and provide a reason. Students were given time to work with a partner. What students did not finish is to be done for homework. This is due on Monday.
Work for Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Michelle, Sevaughn
Reading-
Students began the hour by writing a paragraph predicting what is coming in their books. We then discussed our answers as a class. Students took the last 17 minutes of class to read their novels. Students who finish their novels should begin a new one as soon as possible.
Science-
Students began the experiment portion of Activity 12. They were required to answer the analysis questions at the end of the chapter. If they didn’t finish the analysis questions they are homework.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Student were given a review front and back worksheet of multiplying fractions. Students had all hour to work on this, ask questions and receive extra help. The assignment is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We took the entire hour to review for the Canada Map Test.
The Canada map test is Friday, Nov. 14.
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students worked on finishing their Comic Strip. If students finished early, they were given time to log on to Study Island.
Book orders were submitted today.
Battle Book Report #1 due Tomorrow.
Work for Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Michelle, Izaac, Hale and Easton
Reading-
Today, we introduced our first reading vocabulary word, cite. We then discussed what it means to cite something and when we may need to cite something. Students read for 20 minutes in class and were required to record the reading in their Daily Reading Log.
Writing-
Students began Lesson 1 of their Writing Unit…Argument Paragraph. Students shared statements from yesterday’s prewriting. They were introduced to Fact/Opinion vocabulary. Students also began to discuss what a year round calendar looks like.
Science-
Students began work with the new unit and activity 12. We will finish the activity tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Students learned how to multiply with mixed numbers. Students were given Lesson 4 Skills Practice worksheet, and they are to do 1-15 odds only on a separate sheet of paper. Students had some time to work on this in class, and what they did not finish is to be done for homework. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We opened class with a short discussion of Veteran’s Day. Students then began work on a colored map of Canada’s six physical regions. (See page 64.) This map with a key is due tomorrow morning.
The Canada map test is Friday, Nov. 14.
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students worked on finishing their Comic Strip. If students finished early they were given time to log on to Study Island.
Book orders due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due Tomorrow.
Work for Monday, November 10, 2014
Easton, Elijah, Avery P, Moises and Savannah K.
Reading-
Today, we began our new unit on enjoying reading. Students were given instruction on how to fill out their new Daily Reading Logs (DRL’s.) They were given the last 13 minutes to read their novels.
Writing-
Students completed a Prewriting Activity for their upcoming Writing Unit…Argument Paragraph. Students were asked to write a paragraph about year-round school. This is not worth a grade, but it is their initial beginning thoughts.
Science-
Students began their new unit on Rocks and Minerals. They walked around in class and looked at the rocks that other students brought in. They then took a few minutes to write a short paragraph in their science spirals about the rocks that they saw. This paragraph is due tomorrow.
Math-
Students corrected their assignment. Students reviewed multiplying fractions (fraction x fraction and fraction x whole number.) Students were also introduced to a cross reduce short cut. Students have a worksheet due tomorrow.
Social Studies-
We began class by a short explanation of our next two tests so that students can plan their study time accordingly. Students worked independently on a vocabulary review worksheet. That worksheet is due tomorrow.
The Canada map test is Friday, Nov. 14.
Chapter 3 test is Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students worked on making final revisions to their Soil Letter to the principal and turned in their signatures as proof of editing over the weekend. Letters were due by the end of the hour. After printing their letter, students were given time to work on their Comic Strip if they had not already completed it.
Students turned in their signed weekly work note.
Book orders due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
- Work for Friday, November 07, 2014
Reading-
At the start of the hour students did a quick write for the school newspaper about the things they are thankful for. We then took time to pick new books and exchange books during a book swap. Students need to have a novel of their choosing for class on Monday.
Writing-
There was no writing today.
Science-
Students cleaned out their science folder, and they were introduced to the new unit titled Rocks and Minerals.
Math-
Students corrected the Got Its. They finished lesson 1 and had a good chunk of the hour to complete the lesson 1 worksheet. The worksheet is due Monday.
Social Studies-
As a class, we continued work on the chart titled The Natural Resources and Climates of Canada’s Six Physical Regions. This chart is due on Monday.
The Canada map test rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 14.
Enrichment-
Students printed off their letter yesterday to work on editing at home over the weekend. Students were given a rubric. Parents must check that their child has edited their letter and then sign the rubric. The signed rubric is due on Monday. We will be making the corrections in the lab on Monday. The letter is due at the end of the period Monday.
Signed weekly work note due Monday.
Book orders due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Thursday, November 06, 2014
Nicolas
Reading-
Students talked for the entire hour about our new unit and enjoying reading. We will continue the conversation tomorrow, and students should have a new book picked out by Monday.
Writing-
Students played a noun review game.
Science-
Students took the Soil Unit Test.
Math-
Students took the Math Mastery Minute 9 Quiz.
Students were given their grades on the Chapter 3 test. The grade slips were placed into their Friday folders at the end of the hour.
Students began Chapter 4…Multiple and Divide Fractions. Students were introduced to Lesson 1. They have to complete the Got Its on page 258 A-C for tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students read through Chapter 3 Lesson 2 as a group. They were assigned a chart to fill out, titled The Natural Resources and Climates of Canada’s Six Physical Regions. The sheet is due tomorrow and will appear in next week’s Friday Folder.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today and continued working on their Soil Letter to the principal. Students worked on the trade-off section of their letter. If students finished, they were able to work with a partner to edit each other’s letter. All students printed off their letter to work on editing at home over the weekend. Students were given a rubric. Parents must check that their child has edited their letter and then sign the rubric. The signed rubric is due on Monday. We will be making the corrections in the lab on Monday. The letter is due at the end of the period Monday.
Students were given book orders. These are due next Wednesday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Reading-
During this class period, students viewed a seventh grade drama play.
Writing-
Students turned in the More Possessive Noun Phrases worksheet.
Science-
Students review for Soil Unit Test.
Students need to study for tomorrow’s soil test!
Math-
Students took the chapter 3 unit math test.
The Math Mastery Minute 9 Quiz will be given tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students edited together several 5 sentence paragraphs about one of Canada’s 6 Physical Regions. Then, students were asked to work on editing their paragraph from yesterday. The edited version is due tomorrow stapled on top of their original paragraph.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had art today and worked on a letter project.
Students also had library today.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Elijah, Chance, Josh, Owen, Hale, Garret
Reading-
Students continued with their book report peer reviews today. The reviews were turned in at the end of the hour. Only students that were present and had their reports turned in were able to do the peer review.
Writing-
Students continued learning about possessive nouns. They learned the rules for forming plural possessive nouns. Students were given time to work on the More Possessive Noun Phrases worksheet, and what they did not finish is due for homework. We ended the hour playing a Noun Review Game.
Science-
Students graded the Soil Unit Review Guide in class. We discussed what to expect on the test, and students were able to have their questions answered.
Soil Test is this Thursday.
Math-
Students used the Test Form 2B as a review sheet during a review activity. Test Form 2B was turned in at the end of the hour. Students should study at home for the Chapter 3 Test.
The Chapter 3 Test will be given Tomorrow.
The Math Mastery Quiz will be given on Thursday.
Social Studies-
Students used their visual aid to write a 5 sentence paragraph about one of Canada’s 6 Physical Regions. We used the remainder of the hour to review Canada’s provinces and territories.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. They continued working on their Soil Letter to the principal. Students were given time to work on the evidence portion of their letter. We will continue working on these letters on Thursday.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Monday, November 03, 2014
Moises
Reading-
Students turned in their book reports. We then split into groups to participate in group talks and peer evaluations. We will continue this on Tuesday.
Writing-
Students learned about possessive nouns. They also learned the rules for forming singular possessive nouns. Students were given time to work on the Singular Possessive Nouns worksheet, and what they did not finish is due for homework.
Science-
Students worked on the Soil Unit Review Guide in class. What the students did not finish will be due tomorrow.
Math-
We used the majority of the hour to work on a review for Wednesday’s test. Students were given the last 15 minutes of class to work on the Review Test Form 2B that was given as homework.
The Chapter 3 Test will be given on Wednesday.
The Math Mastery Quiz will be given on Thursday.
Social Studies-
Students created a visual aid that they will use to write a five sentence paragraph about one of Canada’s 6 Physical Regions. The visual aid should have 4 small pictures drawn in each section of the paper to represent facts about each region. This was taken home as homework and is due tomorrow to be used while writing the paragraph.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today. They began working on their Soil Letter to the principal. Students were given time to work on the introduction to their letters, in which they stated the problem and their solution. We will continue working on these letters tomorrow.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Work for Friday, October 31, 2014
Sevaughn, Gabe, Savannah S.
Reading-
Students worked for the entire hour in class. They will turn in their novel and their reports on Monday, November 3rd.
Writing-
Students turned in their Singular & Plural Irregular Nouns worksheet that had 4 sentences on the back.
Science-
Students did Activity 11. Students had a discussion about trade-offs and potential solutions to the garden problem. They added a chart into their spirals. Students turned in their Science spirals at the end of the hour.
Math-
We began class by correcting the story problem worksheet that was given out for homework. We then worked together on a review for the test on Wednesday. There was no homework given.
THE CHAPTER 3 TEST WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAY 11/5/2014.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their 15 definitions for chapter 3.
As a class, we read through Chapter 3 Lesson 1.
The Canada map test is Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Enrichment-
Students need to share their Friday folder with a parent, and get their weekly work note signed.
Battle Book Report #1 due November 12.
Fundraiser money to help cover the cost of our motor coaches for our Michigan Adventure is due Monday. Checks can be 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 Thursday, October 30, 2014
Owen, Imagyn
Reading-
During the beginning of class students took their math mastery quiz.
Students were given the hour to work on their book reports. The students that finished with their reports were allowed to read their battle books or work on other classwork.
*Students should be bringing in their book reports every day to work on them in class.
The Book Report is due Monday, November 3rd.
Writing-
Students learned how to form the plural version of words ending with –us, –on, and –um. Students also learned about other irregular plural nouns. Students were given a Singular & Plural Irregular Nouns worksheet, on which they had write the plural form of irregular words. On the back, students picked 4 of the plural words and wrote one sentence for each word for a total of 4 sentences. This is to be completed for homework.
Science-
Students reviewed their Activity 9 Analysis answer. Students did Activity 10, in which they observed the results of the organic matter test and determined which soil contains more organic matter. Students had a discussion on controls in experiments. Students began working on Analysis questions 1-3, and these are to be completed for homework.
Math-
Students continued work with story problems. We corrected the story problem sheet from yesterday, but it was not turned in. Students were then given another story problem sheet (multiple choice) that will be due tomorrow for a grade.
THE CHAPTER 3 TEST WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAY, 11/5/2014.
MATH MASTERY QUIZ WAS GIVEN IN READING.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their Map of Canada today. They were introduced to Chapter 3 in their social studies book and began working on defining key word definitions from the chapter. Their key word definitions are due tomorrow.
*There were 15 definitions and they can be found on the tops of pages 63 and 73 in blue. All definitions can be found in the back of the social studies book.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. Students continued working on their Comic Strips.
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 3. 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 Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mackenzie, Hannah and Elijah
Reading-
There was no Reading today.
Printed materials for the Book Report should be brought in tomorrow.
The Book Report is due Monday, November 3rd.
Writing-
Students turned in their irregular noun wks. There was no Writing/ Language Arts today.
Science-
Students went over the answers for the Pop Quiz they took yesterday. Students finished their group story maps. Groups presented their story maps in a museum walk. Students discussed Analysis questions 1-4. Students then had five minutes to work on Analysis question 1, which was collected at the end of the hour.
Math-
Students corrected their Lesson 8 Homework Practice. They then began work with story problems in class. Students were given a two sided story problem worksheet to finish. For each problem the students must
- List the operation that is taking place. (+, -, X, ÷)
- Underline the key word.
- Setup the problem.
MATH MASTERY QUIZ TOMORROW.
Social Studies-
Students were given 30 minutes to finish their Map of Canada. The Map of Canada is due tomorrow. Students were instructed to outline each province and territory in a different color instead of coloring it completely.
Enrichment-
Students had Art. Students finished painting their pottery sculptures. Students began working on paper mache letters.
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 3. 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 Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Reading-
Students worked the entire hour on their book reports. The book report will be due on Monday, November 3. This date has been extended. It is worth a test grade and will begin marking 2.
Students who still need to print off materials should bring the printed materials to school with them on Thursday because there will be no class time tomorrow to work on the report.
Writing-
Students learned about some of the irregular plural nouns, specifically words ending in –f, fe, o, and is. Students the rules for making these words plural and the exceptions to these rules. Students were given an Irregular Singular & Plural Nouns worksheet and time to work on it during class. What they did not finish is homework. This is due tomorrow.
Science-
Students took a Pop Quiz at the beginning of class. We continued Activity 9. Students continued working in groups to finish their published story map with 5 illustrations. We will continue this activity tomorrow.
Math-
We began class by correcting the 6 problems from last night’s homework. We then took time to wrap up Lesson 8. Students were assigned the Lesson 8 Homework Practice Sheet and are required to turn their work in on an attached piece of lined paper. This is due tomorrow in Math.
MATH MASTERY QUIZ THURSDAY.
Social Studies-
Students were given the majority of the hour to begin work on their Political Map of Canada. Directions were altered to require students to only outline each Province or Territory in a difference color instead of coloring them in fully. Students should have the outline of their map finished for class tomorrow.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers. They were given time to work on their published version of the soil characteristic story map. Students must have completed the story map before continuing to work on their Comic Strip.
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 3. 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.
- Sorry on Monday, Oct. 25 the Weebly was unable to save.
- Work for Friday, October 24, 2014
Savannah K., Devon,
Reading-
Students had time to read and work on their Story Plot Flow Map. It is due Monday.
Students also need to be finished with their novels by Monday and bring in materials for the book report.
The book report will be due on Friday, October 31st.
Writing-
Students turned in their editing letter worksheet and circling noun worksheet.
Science-
We continued Activity 9. Students then began working on a plants’ needs story map.
Enrichment-
Student had their roller skating incentive.
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 3. 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 Thursday, October 23, 2014
Elijah, Savannah K., Tanner, Devon, Avery P
Reading-
Students read in their groups for the majority of the hour. Groups that finished were given a Story Plot Flow Map to complete in their groups.
Students need to be finished with their novels by Monday and the book report will be due on Friday, October 31st.
Writing-
Students edited the first half of the Editing Letter worksheet in class. The second half is homework with 16 errors to be corrected. This is due tomorrow. Students had a short review of how to identify nouns in a sentence. Students were given a Circling Nouns 2 worksheet, and we did the first two sentences in class. Students had time to work on this in class, and what they didn’t finish was homework. This is due tomorrow.
Science-
We continued Activity 9 and the Magic School Bus episode that we began yesterday. We had a discussion about what plants need to grow, and students added an illustration to their Science spirals to show this. Students brainstormed a list of words that connect with soil and the needs of plants. Students then began working on a plants’ needs story map.
Math-
Students took their Math Mastery Minute 7 quiz at the start of the hour. We then corrected the Lesson 7 Homework Practice from last night. After that we began work with Lesson 8. There was no homework assigned. Students are encouraged to practice at home using the problems in the book. We will continue work with this lesson on Monday.
Social Studies-
Students turned in their s.s. outlines. Students took their Social Studies test. They then worked on any work they needed to complete from other classes.
Enrichment-
Students had Computers today: They continued to work on their Soil Characteristic Story Map. Students who completed the map began to add 10 pictures/images that connect with information from the map. Students will finish and turn them in on Monday.
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 3. 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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Elijah, Hale
Reading-
Students discussed the rubric for the upcoming book report. Students then read in their reading groups for 30 minutes.
Students need to be finished with their novels by Monday and the book report will be due on Friday, October 31st.
Writing-
No Writing/ Language Arts today.
Science-
Students reviewed what they have learned from Activities 1-8. We began Activity 9, and students began watching an episode of Magic School Bus. We will continue this activity tomorrow. Science spirals were collected at the end of the hour.
Math-
Students participated in a review of the material from Lesson 7. They were also assigned the Lesson 7 Homework Practice Worksheet due tomorrow.
Study for Math Mastery Quiz. It is tomorrow.
Social Studies-
Students had a study session. Chapter 1 Test is tomorrow; so, students should be using their review guide and outlines to study tonight.
Enrichment-
Students had Art. Students continued to work with their clay pottery.
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 3. 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 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 3. 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-
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 3. 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 3. 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
Reading-
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, 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. Students were given a packet titled "Welcome to Sixth Grade." We discussed the content in this packet.
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.
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.