Friday, May 29, 2015

Homework for Monday June 1st

1) Complete Tourist Opinion Paragraph/Mini Essay
2) Decide your topic for your alternative perspective/"I Survived" story
3) Finish your Earthquake book

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Homework for Friday May 29th

1) Complete Southwest Packet to use as a study guide for the Southwest quiz on Friday (Capitals are mandatory!) 
2) Prepare to shoot Tall Tale plays
3) Write first draft of the Summary section of the Book Report. This section should be a summary your book, explaining events, ideas, and concepts, including what happened and why, based on specific information and details from the text. This section should be at least two paragraphs and a half page to a page in length. I would structure it the following way (as I modeled in class): 

1. Setting (Describe in detail using evidence)2. Main Character (Describe in detail using evidence)3. Background/Plot (What is happening in the story BEFORE the book begins? What sets the story in motion?) 4. The story "begins"(This is the event where the main storyline of the novel is set in motion. In The Boy Who Saved Baseball, it would be when a stranger named Cruz appears and saves the hopeless team. This is also where we see characters begin to really grow and change. Use evidence from the text to describe this event and its importance. Also use evidence to demonstrate how characters' identities change, and any examples of new independence or interdependence.)5. The Climax (This is the big moment of the book, where the plot is resolved. In The Boy Who Saved Baseball, it was the big game. Describe what happens in detail and why it was so important to the plot and the characters involved.)6. The Resolution (This is how the story "ends" and how we leave our characters. In The Boy Who Saved Baseball, Tom finds that Doc changed his will and left it to Tom, town is saved!!!!. In addition to detailing how the story ends, make sure to describe how the main character has changed because of his/her experience in the book.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Homework for Thursday May 28th

1) Begin research on your Southwest Tourist location
2) Write your first draft of your book report introduction, as modeled in class today. 
What is the main idea of your book? What key details support your main idea? From whose perspective is your book told? Is your book written as a first person or third person narrative? What are some themes of your book? What are the reasons/evidence you have to support your answer?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Homework for Wednesday May 27th

  1. Complete ALEKS homework
  2. Complete UU1 and UU2 on IXL Language Arts
  3. Complete Current Event assignment on your blog
    1. Find a picture of your current event
    2. Write a Title for the Event in 30 characters or less
    3. Write a Subtitle for the Event in 45 characters or less

Friday, May 22, 2015

No Homework for Memorial Day Weekend

However, you should take some time to remember those who have died serving our country and protecting our freedoms.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Homework for Friday May 22nd

1) Work on ALEKS. Let's finish those slices!
2) Finish all spelling work and study for your spelling quiz.
3) Practice your scripts
4) Start brainstorming for your book report

*** The office is updating all contact information for students. They are bringing home an envelope tonight. Please fill it out as soon as possible.

New Math Videos!

Now completed by students! Watch out Khan Academy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Homework for Thursday May 21st

1) Finish group reading book
2) Practice Math on ALEKS. Send me screenshots of problems you need help with.
3) Write an persuasive essay on a topic you have a strong opinion about, or one of the following topics:

  1. Why should schools allow students to play Minecraft in class? 
  2. Is the Oregon Trail computer game educational? Why? 
  3. Can sports news be good topics for current events assignments? Why? 
  4. Should boys and girls sit at different tables in the classroom? Why? 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Homework for Wednesday May 20th

1) Read your West Region novel (group book). You should be finished by Thursday morning.
2) Practice math on ALEKS. Email me screenshots of any problems you have.

*** As the end of the year approaches, unused supplies will be being sent home in waves so we hopefully avoid any issues with perfectly good supplies being tossed because students don't have room to carry everything home. Because of the transition to Chromebooks over the past 18 months, our paper use is down and thus we have some extra notebooks.

Monday, May 18, 2015

No homework for Tuesday May 19th

Tomorrow is Math MAPS testing. Get a good night of rest!

Math Videos!

For anyone that is having problems getting around the "Safety" Feature, you might want to visit my YouTube Homepage first and finding the videos from there. 


Friday, May 15, 2015

Homework for Monday May 18th

1) Work on your ALEKS pie. Email me screenshots with questions.
2) Read your group reading book. You should be finished with your books by Wednesday.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Homework for Friday May 15th

1) Complete Tall Tale Writing Assignment
  • Summarize the tall tale you read in 3 - 5 sentences
  • What parts of the tale were real? (Or could be real)
  • What parts of the tale were NOT real? (Parts you think are exaggerations)
  • What purpose did the "tall" or fictional parts of the story have? (What message was the tale trying to tell?)
2) Work on your ALEKS pie. Find a question you having trouble with, take a screenshot, rename the screenshot "(First Name)'s Math Question" and email it to me with the same subject title as the screenshot. 

3) Read and Log. I will be checking logs for the last time tomorrow. Due to PARCC and MAPS testing, I am requiring 6 logs since May 1st, though I am expecting students should have more.

4) Complete all spelling work for the week and study for quiz.

*** Tomorrow is an Early Release (1:00pm)!!! ***

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Homework for Thursday May 14th

Due to the Orchestra Concert this evening, there is no homework. However, any unfinished classroom  work -- the fraction/decimal/percent worksheet and Wednesday's Spelling Work -- must be completed by tomorrow.

Break a leg, 4B musicians!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Homework for Wednesday May 13th

1) Complete Current Event Report on your blog
2) Finish Tuesday's Spelling Work
3) Read and Log

*** It's Ice Cream Day!

*** Wednesday's Orchestra concert begins at 7:00 at Elm Place Auditorium. Students must arrive no later than 6:20 in nice black and white attire.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Homework for Tuesday May 12th

1) Complete Aleks Homeword
2) Read and Log
3) Finish any Monday Spelling Work that was not completed in class.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Homework for Friday May 8th

1) Complete all Spelling Work and study for Friday's Quiz
2) Read and Log
3) Write a paragraph making a prediction about The Boy Who Saved Baseball using evidence from the book about why you feel this way.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Homework for Thursday May 7th

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Complete all unfinished spelling from Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
3) Read and Log
4) For those students who wrote creative stories based on science articles we read in class, please finish your stories, as we will be reading them in class.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

No homework for Wednesday

However, there IS orchestra, so bring your instruments!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Homework for Monday May 4th

1) Complete Math Worksheet
2) Complete Writing/Editing Worksheet
3) Read and Log

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