Thursday, April 17th, 2015

**Testing next week.  Students do have work from all classes for Monday, Wednesday and Friday to complete, however no homework will be assigned for Tuesday and Thursday.  Students still come to school on Tuesday and Thursday next week and the following week at regular time (8:00am).  They will complete testing at 12:00 and can be picked up at that time, or if they have afternoon classes, they can resume their normally scheduled day.  I will not be able to provide Friday tutoring, as I am testing students.

For my class, I have laid out a daily schedule for students to follow, and have provided a packet of work to complete.  Here are the instructions:

Homework for the weeks of April 17

Here are the homework worksheets necessary to complete the work:

Student worksheets for April 17-May 4

Also, here is the spelling lists for the remainder of this week continuing on through the rest of the year.

Spelling list 1  Spelling list 1-remainder of year

Spelling list 2  Spelling list 2-to end of year

Spelling list 3 Spelling list 3 – remainder of year

Spelling list 4  Spelling list 4 – remainder of year

6th Grade: April 17, 2015

During the next two weeks of testing we will not have our normal core classes.  Students have been given and assignment sheet (two week assignment sheet) and corresponding work to complete on the school days in which they are NOT testing.  They are responsible for completing work Monday 4/20, Tuesday 4/21, Thursday 4/24, Monday 4/27, Tuesday 4/28, Thursday 4/30, Monday 5/4, Tuesday 5/5.  During this time period if you or your student has ANY questions regarding the assignments please don’t hesitate to call, email or text me.  Thanks!


  • Classwork:   Review homework;quiz on formulas; volume


Language Arts

  • Classwork:   Steve Jobs commencement speech activity; complete text dependent questions and fill out claims chart
  • Homework:  Language Arts packet for 8 independent school days (La two week assignment)

Social Studies

6th Grade: April 15, 2015


  • Classwork:   Review homework; surface area activity surface area activity
    • Homework:  Surface Area Packet surface area packet  on last page do only #3,4,6,7
    •                    Study for quiz on formulas:
      • Area of Triangle= ½ • base • heightArea of Trapezoid= ½ • (base1 + base2) • height

        Area of Rectangle= length • width

        Area of Parallelogram= base • height


Language Arts

Social Studies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

* Reminder, students will be testing next week, and the following week.  They will still need to be here at 8am, and they will not have morning classes, but instead test until 12:00.  Then they will have lunch and resume their normal schedule.  I will be assigning homework on Thursday for the two weeks that we will not be holding class.  I also will not be holding tutoring on Fridays during that time, as I will be assisting in other grade levels with the testing.  Also, please have students bring a book to read if they finish testing before the allotted time is up.

Homework for Thursday:


Website Scavenger Hunt – Use two different websites  Scavenger hunt record sheet

Exploring a topic – Students will be writing a reaseach paper over the next month.  They need to choose a topic and then they need to complete this form.  They need to complete the areas that say “Potential Area of Investigation 1, 2 and 3”   They are using this to narrow down their topic and develop it into a question in which to research.  Exploring a topic

History text – read pages 264-268, and answer questions 1-5 on page 268

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Well, spring break is here!  Tomorrow, Friday, is the first day of spring break, so there is no tutoring tomorrow 4/3.

Homework for 4/13


Spelling list 1 Spelling 1-11

Spelling list 2 Spelling 2-11

Spelling list 3 Spelling 3-11

Spelling list 4 Spelling 4-11

“Water is Life” and 2 video clips.  Links are as follows:  Students should have notes from class on this video clip Why Care about Water main idea and details  Students should have notes from class on this video clip The Water Crisis Isn’t Global, It’s Local main ideas and details

Write a paragraph using explaining what the statement “Water is Life” means.  Use the article water is life, as well as the information in the video clips to provide supporting details. Water is life paragraph instructions

History, evaluating evidence:  Are Ninjas real?  Ninjas weigh the evidence



6th grade: April 1, 2015


  • Classwork:   Review homework; SBAC practice test
  • Homework:  Cumulative Area/Perimeter packet using coordinate plane (area cumulative)


  • Classwork:  SBAC practice test
  • Homework: none

Language Arts

  • Classwork:  Greek Roots test; review hero’s journey in chapter 15&16; BOOK TALKS
  • Homework: 1.  Finish Lightning Thief and complete dialectical journal & prophecy analysis LTdialecticaljournal 2.  “Hero’s Journey” and Lightning Thief paragraph assignment- USE evidence heros journey paragraph assignment 3.  Book Report (Book Talk, due 4/1/15)- many students weren’t able to present today so they will present when we get back. book talk

Social Studies

  • Classwork: none
  • Homework: Finish study guide on Greece- we will review on Wednesday, greek study guide

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wow, last day of March already!  Time is flying by!

There is not much homework for today, as we did a practice test in class yesterday to help prepare students for the new CAASPP testing in April.  It took longer than expected so I did not have time to do the lesson I had prepared, and they needed the lesson to do most of the homework…so they get a bit of a break!

Here is the homework that I did assign:


history textbook, read pages 209-211 and answer questions 1-3 on page 211, and read pages 212-217 questions 1-6 on page 217