Friday, November 21, 2014

Have a great Thanksgiving!

See you at Conferences (students must attend!), but no school next week.

I expect students to read (but not log), enjoy time with their families, and eat well.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Homework for Friday November 21st

** Read and log
** Finish any incomplete work, including your conference presentation! We will practice tomorrow in class!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Homework for Thursday November 20th

** Read and log
** Fill out Goodbye Charlie form
** Finish Play
** Finish Conference Presentation
** Finish Powtoon Word Problem

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Homework for Wednesday November 19th

** Read and Log
** Work on your Conference presentation
** Work on your play script
** Complete the Goals form below

Who are you thankful for?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Homework for Tuesday November 18th

*** Read and log
*** Work on conference project
*** Work your play (Start your script)
*** Start thinking about your hall project thank you letter

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Homework for Monday November 17th

** Read and log
** Make sure your blog posts are labeled properly
** Think about what you are thankful for!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Homework for Friday November 14th

** Read and log
** Complete Math Homework
** Complete Play Graphic Organizer (you do not need to use complete sentences, and you do not need to complete the PLAYED BY section or start the actual script. But you can if you want!)
** Study for Spelling quiz

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Homework for Thursday November 13th

Much of this work should have been done in class...
** Complete Wednesday's Spelling Work
** Complete Social Studies Packet - Map should have the state name, abbreviations, capitals, and 4 bodies of water clearly marked. (See example below)
** Make final edits to Letters from the NorthEast.
** Practice your play parts! (But remember, you don't need to memorize anything)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Homework for Monday November 10th

Read and log and enjoy the weekend.

Conference confirmations were sent home today. Please let me know asap if there is an issue. I believe all students/parents received a preferred time, and all families with multiple IT students received back to back conference. Please let me know if this is not the case.

In Class Icivics Assignment

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homework for Friday November 7th

** Complete Patterns Worksheet (take no more than 15 minutes on it) 
** Study for Spelling Quiz
** Discuss service project with your parents. Brainstorm ideas to raise money (besides begging your parents) 
** Answer both of these questions in complete sentences on your blog. 
  • What does this project mean to you from your perspective?
  • What do you think this project means from the perspective of the Nicaraguan students?

News and Notes for Thursday November 6th

Do you have a personal passion project you would like to share with the class? Sign up here, or click the tab at the top right of the page. 

Join! This site was founded and led by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. iCivics provides students with the tools they need for active participation and democratic action, The iCivics games place students in different civic roles and give them agency to address real-world problems and issues. 

  1. Go to
  2. Click Join iCivics in the top right corner
  3. Click Student
  4. Enter your information. (it's confidential) 
  5. Enter your username and password in your Passwords Doc. 
  6. Once your account is created, click on My iCivics. 
  7. Click on Classes
  8. Click on Join Class
  9. Enter the code MARSHALL12571
  10. Explore!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Homework for Thursday November 6th

  • Read and log
  • Finish 1st Draft of Letter from the Northeast. (Use your checklist to make sure you have everything you need!) 
  • Make sure Book Review #2, Poem, and Persuasive Essay are posted. \
  • Complete Wednesday's Spelling Work
  • If you would like to redo your Tourist Video, we will be doing our re-shoots on Friday. Don't wear green! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Homework for Wednesday November 5th

*Complete 3 Spelling City activities of your choice. If your internet is not working, please select an enrichment activity on the last page of the spelling packet to complete.
*Read and log
*Try to read or watch the news about Tuesday’s election, or discuss with parents/family. We will be discussing on Wednesday

Agenda for Monday November 3rd

Hello students, 

I hope you had a wonderful and safe Halloween and didn't eat ALL of your candy. Mr. B did very well in his marathon, but his old legs aren't working very well so I will not be at school today. Here is the agenda. 

8:50 - 10:15
  1. 8:50 - 9:20 - Warm up on Chromebooks
    1. Students should work on ALEKS pie, QuikTables, or XtraMath
  2. 9:20 - 9:50 - Students who created multiplication word problems on Friday should share them one at a time, and the rest of the class should solve.
  3. 9:50 - 10:15 - If there is extra time, students may play the box car game of their choice.
10:15 - 10:30
  1. Students should eat their snack and
    1. continue working on your math/classroom posters
    2. for those few who already finished their posters, you can draw or  read quietly (no computers)
10:30 - 11:00
  1. Students should share their book reviews. You may bring their computers to the board. I doubt you will get through all of them, so the rest can show theirs in the afternoon.
11:00 - 11:50  
  1. Complete your Monday AND Tuesday work in the packet.
  2. If students finish early, you should complete THREE activities of your choice on Spelling City. If you don’t finish in class, they should finish for homework.
11:50 - 12:40 LUNCH

12:40 - 1:15
  1. Continue Book Reviews or Silent Reading
1:15 - 2:15
  1. 1:15 - 1:45 - In my magazine rack in the reading area, there are ample copies of National Geographic and StoryWorks magazine. INDIVIDUALLY, students should select a magazine and pick an article that interests you and complete the Non-Fiction Notes worksheet. If done right, this should take most of the 3o minutes. Write in complete sentences and complete all sections.
  2. Students who complete the notes early can work on, typing club, or read quietly while others finish.
  3. 1:45 - 2:15 - Students should share the information they discovered in their reading.  
2:15 - 2:45

2:45 - 3:15
  1. Clean Up
  2. Homework
    1. Complete 3 assignments on Spelling City
    2. Read and Log
    3. Try to read or watch the news about Tuesday’s election, or discuss with parents/family. We will be discussing on Wednesday