6th grade: March 23, 2016

Math

  • Classwork: evaluating expressions
  • Homework: p. 307-308 all problems; p. 310-311 all problems
  • 100% block paper if needed to complete problems  100%block paper

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:  Volcano project;
    • Homework:   NONE

Language Arts

  • Classwork:   Discuss Lightning thief and writing assignment, complete an outline of paragraph together this should include 2 SOLID examples which compares Lightning Thief to “Hero’s Journey”.  These 2 examples should have evidence from both article and novel and have 2 supporting sentences each (This shows……This is because…..)
    • Homework: 1. Write paper comparing Lightning Thief and “Hero’s Journey”  lt and heros journey write   Should be a total of 10 sentences minimum.  2. Read Lightning Thief chapter 14, 15 and 16 and complete worksheet lt ch 15 16 4.  Read a book of choice for book talk Book Talk Directions (3)DUE 4/6

Social Studies

  • Classwork:    edit Athens and Sparta paper; Peloponnesian War
  • Homework:  complete Athens and Sparta FINAL DRAFT

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Many of our seeds have sprouted!  Students took measurements and made observations of what their little seedlings are doing!   We also started a new investigation that will continue on Thursday.

Science:

For homework students choose an article from our Scholastic magazines and they are to write a summary.  I reminded them what a summary should look like, as many of the summaries I have been getting lately are not summaries at all!  The summary should begin with:  In the article__________________________by _____________________________, he/she states that ____________________________.  Then follow this up with at least 5 main things that the author discusses.  It should be retold in the students own words and it should not use I and it should not include the student’s opinion.  If your student was absent you can come and get an magazine from me or find an article online or from another source.  It should be at the student’s reading and ability level.

Language arts:

Today we worked on our themes of adversity anchor chart and created one as a class.    We included Barbary and we then added Hugo.  Students need to keep these and turn them in at the end of the unit.  We will continue to add to them.  We also discussed how to annotate the text with sticky notes.

Homework is to read and annotate (with sticky notes) “Giles the Beggar” and “Thomas, the Doctor’s Son”.  They also need to fill out their Themes of Adversity Anchor chart with Giles and Thomas.  Themes of Adversity Anchor Chart

Subject Verb Agreement worksheet, parts I, II, and III only.  Subject verb agreement exercises 1-4

Work on final draft of argumentative essay.  We will work on this in class on Thursday too.

Spelling day 116

Spelling list 2  Spelling list 2 days 113-116

Spelling list 3  Spelling list 3 days 113-116

Spelling list 4  Spelling list 4, days 113-116

Spelling list 5  Spelling list 5 days 113-116

History:

Cornell notes cornellnotestemplatedoc and feudal pyramid.    Feudal pyramid  Textbook pages 242-247

 

6th grade: March 18, 2016

Math

  • Classwork: algebra tiles; perimeter
  • Homework: p. 299 all problems; p. 304 all problems
  • 100% block paper if needed to complete problems  100%block paper

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:  Volcano project;  email me if you need your powerpoint emailed to you to work on
    • Homework:   Finish research about Volcano for project (either powerpoint or poster) volcano project

Language Arts

  • Classwork:    Finish Wonder and do writing activity; review sentences (compound, appositives, bigger better sentences)

Social Studies

  • Classwork:    Athens and Sparta typing rough draft (let me know if you need it emailed)
  • Homework:  complete Athens and Sparta rough draft

March 17, 2016

Hi Everybody,

I have been terrible about updating aplseeds lately…sorry I have been running behind this week!  Here is the homework for Tuesday:

Science:

Read “Scientists Study why an Algae’s Blooms are Choking Waterways”, answer question and write a summary.  Scientists study Algae blooms article

Language Arts:

We started a new book today, and it is not typical of other books we’ve read.  It is a book compiled of monologues called “Good Masters, Sweet Ladies”.  In class we read our first story Barbury the Mudslinger.  Students completed Conveying Theme in Barbary, the Mud Slinger.  If not completed in class it became homework.  For homeowork students need to read “Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew” and complete text dependent questions  Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew text dependent quesitons, as well as Themes of adversity anchor chart Themes of Adversity Anchor Chart and figurative language worksheet.

Students also have spelling days 113-114

Grammar,  Subject verb agreement page 163 and 165

History:

In class we watched clips of a documentary  Here is the entire documentary linked:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmJ1DPI856U

To complete the Dark Ages video chat students should go forward to the time of 1:00:18 which begins the information on Charlemagne.  Only complete the first page.  We will finish the second page in class on Tuesday.

Homework is Warrior of God, Charlemagne

 

 

 

6th grade: March 16, 2016

Math

  • Classwork: algebra tiles
  • Homework: p. 294 all problems
  • 100% block paper if needed to complete problems  100%block paper

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:  Volcano notes
    • Homework:   Finish research about Volcano for project (either powerpoint or poster) volcano project

Language Arts

Social Studies

  • Classwork:    Athens and Sparta study
  • Homework:  complete Athens and Sparta compare/contrast outline athens and sparta outline

March 15, 2015

Science:

Read and annotate, “New Virus Linked to Collapse of Bee Colonies”, and answer questions that follow.

Language Arts:

Spelling Day 112

Subject-Verb Agreement worksheet  subject verb agreement page 164

Read and annotate Excerpt 2 from “Middle Ages” and answer questions in complete sentences.

Complete a “quote sandwich” for question on Quickwrite 2  Quote sandwich example

History:

Mapwork –  you will find some of these in your textbook, but some you will need to search on the Internet.  Here are some sites to help:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Italy_1000_AD.svg

http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/central_europe_980_map.htm

http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/daily_living/text/Towns.htm

 

6th Grade March 11, 2016

Math

  • Classwork: Division of fractions
  • Homework: p. 280-282 all problems; 288-289 all problems
  • 100% block paper if needed to complete problems  100%block paper

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:  Volcano notes
    • Homework:  1.  read “Specific Volcanoes” article closely and annotate then write a paragraph summary specificvolcanosarticle
      2. 
      Finish research about Volcano for project (either powerpoint or poster) volcano project

Language Arts

  • Classwork:    Hero’s Journey and comparisons to Lightning Thief
    • Homework: 1. dis/rupt vocabulary packet  (don’t forget part C) due 3/16 dis rupt vocab 2. Read Lightning Thief chapter 8&9 and complete worksheet  Lightning thief ch. 8&9  3.  Daily Oral Language worksheet due 3/16 DOLweek1  4.  Read a book of choice for book talk due 4/6  5. Comma Interrupters due 3/16 commainterrupters

Social Studies

  • Classwork:    Athens and Sparta study
  • Homework: none