Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I had photocopy issues Monday so some of the students homework I handed out are missing pages.  Please see notes below!

Science:

Today we dissected a cow’s eye…..and it was so COOL!!!!  All student participated….even the ones who said they wouldn’t had their hands right in there! Stay tuned for pictures, which I will upload!   If you were not able to be present, or if you just want to see it all over again, here is a link to an online cow dissection:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/step01.html

Tomorrow we will be participating with the 8th graders in a LIVE teleconference with NASA scientists, an astronaut and members of The Martian cast for an even titled So You Want to be a Martian?

Examining a cow’s ey lab

Language Arts:

Book review due and student will have to do a book talk  Book review template  Book Talk Directions (3)

Spelling day 20

****NOTE:  The copies I handed out in class do not include the entire article and questions are missing as well.  Please postpone completing this assignment until tomorrow when I give student the additional pages!  Thank you!

Read “Team Players” and answer questions  Team players article and questions

History:

Final draft of Roman architecture due on 10/6

****Note:  This assignment also was missing pages.  We will be working on this in class tomorrow!  Fall of Rome group project assignment from within group  Fall of Rome group activity

 

 

 

 

 

6th Grade: September 25, 2015

Math

  • Classwork: Fantastic 4-decimals; Review homework; graph and displaying data; area of objects
  • Homework: p. 61 #2-15 to 2-19 (all);  p. 65 #2-24 to 2-28 (all)

ONLINE resource to help with the math textbook.  You can access “homework help” for all the problems that students are assigned through this link.  Simply click on the lesson that they are doing and then the problem that you are having difficulty with.

http://homework.cpm.org/cpm-homework/homework/category/CC/textbook/CC1

Science

  • Classwork:  Review weathering and erosion concepts go over study guide with answers to study for test
  • Homework:  1.  STUDY chapter 9 study guide,  science chapter 9 study guide erosion
  • TEST WEDNESDAY….use the answers to my study guide to help guide your student in his/her study chapter 9 study guide answers(2)
  • LUNAR ECLIPSE Sunday night….extra credit if students write 5 sentences about what they see. 🙂

Language Arts

  • Classwork: BOOK TALKS!!;  analyze poem “Hope” from vocabulary packet and begin template for paragraph from Part C of vocabulary packet theme and figurative language template
  • Homework: 1.  vocabulary packet ped/man due 9/30ped man vocabulary; don’t forget part C paragraph and picture   TEST Wednesday 9/30 2.  Read p. 150-189 from Out of the Dust  3. Out of the Dust questions due 10/2- please complete 1-2 a day  out of dust questions(1)

Social Studies

  • Classwork:   Group project on a paleolithic society….create a poster about what they ate, tools used, where they lived, and what their climate was like.
  • Homework: none

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Science:

The eye dissection has been rescheduled for next Tuesday!  The students are so excited to participate in this 🙂  It should be very interesting!

Homework:  Read the Dissection Guide for the Mamilian Eye and write a procedure for the dissection on Tuesday.  Include steps, for example step #1, Step #2, etc.  Dissection guide of the mammilian eye

Examining a cow’s eye, pre-lab questions Examining a cows eye pre-lab questions

Language Arts:

Book review is due next Thursday  bookreview

Spelling days 17, 18

List #2  Spelling List 2 beginning day 17

List #3 Spelling List 3 beginning day 17

List #4 Spelling list 4 beginning day 17

Read, “Not Much, Just Chillin;  The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers”  pages 105-106.  Read and annotate text, and answer questions Not Much, Just Chillin

We are beginning a new literature unit on identity.  In class we began a identity anchor chart.  The student copy and the student mind maps we worked on are here:

Identity journal and mind map

Paragraphs, identify independent and dependent clause, then rewrite the paragraphs with combining dependent clause with independent clause to form complex sentences.  Rewrite the paragraphs.  Watch punctuation and paragraphing.  Dependent clause paragraph

History:

The Fall of Rome – Then Theories on the Fall of Rome. Read each of the 10 theories, then match it to a US political cartoon.  Explain why you think they are a match.  Then write the similarities between the United States and Rome and the differences for that theory.  Comparing Ancient Rome and America Today

6th grade: September 23, 2015

Math

  • Classwork: Fantastic 4-decimals; Review homework; graph and displaying data
  • Homework: p. 57 all problems (2.6 to 2.10);  Recommend test corrections for all tests lower than 70%

ONLINE resource to help with the math textbook.  You can access “homework help” for all the problems that students are assigned through this link.  Simply click on the lesson that they are doing and then the problem that you are having difficulty with.

http://homework.cpm.org/cpm-homework/homework/category/CC/textbook/CC1

Science

  • Classwork:  Review weathering and erosion concepts; Erosion Lab
  • Homework:  1.  finish lab (was finished in class)   2.  Read Section 4 p. 314-317 and begin chapter 9 study guide, we will go over this in class but they must have most of it complete science chapter 9 study guide erosion

Language Arts

  • Classwork:  Vocabulary Test; discussion of figurative language figurative language handout; analyze poem “Hope” from vocabulary packet
  • Homework: 1.  vocabulary packet ped/man due 9/30ped man vocabulary; don’t forget part C paragraph and picture   TEST Wednesday 9/30 2.  Read p. 123-149 from Out of the Dust  3. Out of the Dust questions due 10/2- please complete 1-2 a day  out of dust questions(1)  4.  Simile search- find 5 similes in what you have read from Out of the Dust   we found several in class together.  Remember a simile has “like” or “as” and compares 2 things.  He was as quiet as a mouse. 5.  READ book of choice:  book talk due 9/25 book talk

Social Studies

  • Classwork:   Group project on a paleolithic society….create a poster about what they ate, tools used, where they lived, and what their climate was like.
  • Homework: none

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Our eyes are here!  They came yesterday, but too late for us to perform the lab.  We are actually going to hold off until next Tuesday, September 29th.  So, students need to be prepared for the dissection on Tuesday.

Science:

Today we discussed how animals see, and we compared their vision to our own.  We discusses why it is important for animals to see in color and we watched parts of a video in which we learned how animal eyes are adapted for survival of the species.  Students took notes on the video.  Some students were interested in watching the video in it’s entirety, so I have linked it here:

For homework, students have a reading selection and questions to complete:  Why do cave fish lose their eyes?

Language Arts:

Spelling Day 16

Collect 10 sentences on a separate piece of paper.  Each sentence needs to begin with a different subordinate conjunction to complete a complex sentence.  The sentence pattern will be a opener, sentence.  Correct capitalization and punctuation needs to be used.

History:

Read pages 36-41.  Complete questions 1-4

We did not have history class because we had an assembly with Mr. Brown.  Please ask you student about Mr. Brown and what the assembly was all about.  Mr. Brown is a motivational speaker whose focus is making good choices.  He had wonderful things to talk to the students about.

6th grade: September 18, 2015

Math

  • Classwork:  Chapter 1 TEST
  • Homework: review packet math review

ONLINE resource to help with the math textbook.  You can access “homework help” for all the problems that students are assigned through this link.  Simply click on the lesson that they are doing and then the problem that you are having difficulty with.

http://homework.cpm.org/cpm-homework/homework/category/CC/textbook/CC1

Science

  • Classwork:  Review weathering and erosion concepts; Weathering Lab
  • Homework:  1.  finish lab    2.  Read Section 3 p. 308-313 and answer # 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 in complete sentences

Language Arts

  • Classwork:  Discussion about Out of the Dust; Out of Dust ‘Did you read?’ quiz; review appositives; What is a book talk?
  • Homework: 1.  vocabulary packet tele/trans due 9/23; don’t forget part C paragraph and sentences this week(#1 from part C is extra credit, #2 and #3 are required)tele trans packet  TEST Wednesday 9/23 2.  Read p. 85-122 from Out of the Dust  3. Out of the Dust questions due 10/2- please complete 1-2 a day  out of dust questions(1)  4.  Appositive worksheet appositive 2 5.  READ book of choice:  book talk due 9/25 book talk

Social Studies

  • Classwork:   Migration and climate; what is climate?  how does climate affect migration
  • Homework: paleolithic journal p. 6  paleolithic journal

September 17, 2015

Science:

***Note…cow eye dissection will most likely now be on Thursday.  The eyes are scheduled for arrival on Tuesday, so I will reschedule dissection for Thursday.

Today we completed a lab preparing us for our cow eye dissection on Tuesday….yes, cow eye dissection!  In order for students to participate in the dissection, I need to have a signed permission slip on file.  Student glued it into their interactive science notebook.  Please ask to see it and sign it so your child can participate!  The lab we did in class today was a model representation of how the human eye sees images.  Students wrote a full lab report and turned it in, then watched these two short video clips:

Here are the lab and lab report, Light and Sight lab Discovery, LabReportRoughDraftTemplatewithscaffold

Students have a few pages to read, which a photocopied from a textbook.  They need to close read and annotate the text, then answer the 3 circled questions.

Language Arts:

Spelling, Day 13

Subordinate and Independent Clauses A & B

In class we read The North Pole The North Pole  and completed the Analyzing Details Worksheet Analyzing details

History:

Complete rough draft for Ancient Roman Architecture. Descriptive essay on Ancienct Roman architecture