Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Winter break is almost here!  Students have been given homework for today, the 19th, and January 5th.  They return to classes on January 6th.  I will be getting all grades completed in the gradebook today, so if you are curious to see your childs grades, they will be up to date this afternoon.  Some students requested extra credit, which I will include after the assignments.  If students choose to complete the extra credit, it will need to be turned in the day they return to class from break, January 6th.

Spelling

Read “Tales of Islam” and complete graphic organizer  Tales of Islam

Grammar worksheet, misplaced and dangling modifiers  Misplaced and dangling modifiers worksheet

Vocabulary:  mob/mot/mov and brev/cede/ceed/cess  Vocabulary 3

Extra Credit, due 1/6.  Write a summary using “Tales of Islam” and the graphic organizer

Students should also choose and start reading a new book.  They will be completing another book talk on January 29th

For those of you who celebrate Christmas and New Years, I would like to say Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year!

6th Grade: December 17, 2014

I wanted to mention that the work below represents school work for 4 school days–this Thursday and Friday (12/18 &12/19) as well as the Monday and Tuesday following Winter Break (1/5 & 1/6).  If you have any questions over break don’t hesitate to call or email me.  It is my hope that you all have a lovely break filled with family, joy and happiness!  I look forward to seeing everyone next year! 🙂

Math

  • Classwork:   PEMDAS, PEMDAS journal,  fantastic 4
  • Homework:  PEMDAS or Order of Operations (pemdas homework), students are responsible for only evens on the first page of the packet.

Science

  • Classwork: DRY ICE…fun with making clouds….
  • Homework: 1.  Climate Project due 1/7   My Country’s climate  ; students might want to review p. 520-526 to help with their Climate Project.

Language Arts

  • Classwork:     Vocabulary Test and Mrs. James reviews templates for persuasion paper; introduce Dragonwings
  • Homework: 1.Read Chapter 1 of Dragonwingsdragnwings ch. 1 Write 2 text-dependent questions from the chapter and include the answers.  Write down 2 quotes from the chapter and why they are significant 2. Literature Scavenger Hunt (literature scavenger hunt) 3.  Persuasion template-take information from graphic organizer and begin organizing paper- write down claims with evidence (persuasive paper packet)

Social Studies

6th grade: December 12, 2014

Math

  • Classwork:   multiplying and dividing integers (journal), exponents, fantastic 4
  • Homework:  multiplying and dividing integers (multiply and divide integers)….positive and negative numbers; exponents (exponents)

Science

  • Classwork: Tornado Notes- videos on tornados; tornado or “vortex” lab
  • Homework: 1. Read P. 514-518, complete worksheet- only do the types of severe weather side of worksheet (severeweatherchart)    2.  Climate Project due 1/7   My Country’s climate  3.  Weather Log (weather log)- they should have 8 entries complete by Wednesday-it will be collected at this time.  Use the cloud key to help identify cloud type (Cloud_Key)

Language Arts

  • Classwork:     discuss persuasion paper assignment- writer’s workshop- work on template for persuasion paper; dependent and independent clauses; commas in a complex sentence
  • Homework: 1.Vocabulary Packet, cred (cred vocab packet) Due Wednesday 12/17 2. Complex sentences with commas or without worksheet packet (complex sentences)  3.  Persuasion template-take information from graphic organizer and begin organizing paper- write down claims with evidence (persuasive paper packet)

Social Studies

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Well, I hope everybody has weathered the storm okay!   We had several absences in class due to the storm, but many still slogged through the rain to make it to class, although it was hard to concentrate with the rain and wind blowing against the window pane.  It made for an exciting morning!

In class we completed an assignment and read “Kyle’s Story”   and “Jack the Half-Wit” and we compared and contrasted the two.  Compare and contrast Kyles story blog and Jack the half wit  This was a graded class assignment.

Homework, students need to read “‘Happy’ dance video shows dispute over Western culture in Iran” and complete chart.  They need to complete a first read for the “gist” and then a second read to come up with a text dependent question, then they need to look for evidence to answer their question.  After that, they need to tell more about their evidence, and then make a claim, based on their evidence.  Happy Dance article and evidence from the text

Spelling 1  Spelling 1-6

Spelling 2  Spelling 2-6

Spelling 3  Spelling 3-6

Spelling 4  Spelling list 4-6

Word Roots activity  Word roots activity

Textbook reading, page 70-71, and answer questions on page 71

6th grade: December 10, 2014

Math

  • Classwork:   adding and subtracting integers (journal)
  • Homework:  adding and subtracting integers (add and subtract integers)….positive and negative numbers

Science

  • Classwork: Weather Notes- videos on Fronts and weather reports; demonstration about condensation
  • Homework: 1. Read P. 512-513, complete worksheet- only do the Front side of worksheet (typeoffrontwksht)    2.  Climate Project due 1/7   My Country’s climate  3.  Weather Log (weather log)- they should have 5 entries complete by Friday.  Use the cloud key to help identify cloud type (Cloud_Key)

Language Arts

  • Classwork:     Vocabulary test;  brainstorm persuasion topics; discuss persuasion paper assignment
  • Homework: 1.Vocabulary Packet, cred (cred vocab packet) Due Wednesday 12/17 2. Dependent and Independent clause worksheet (dependent or independent clause)   3.  Persuasion graphic organizer- pick topic and write down claims with evidence (persuasive paper packet)

Social Studies