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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Homework for Friday December 18th

1) Read and log
2) Study for Midwest Quiz
3) Complete Word Poster (using State or Capital)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Homework for Thursday December 17

1) Read and Log
2) Practice presenting your biographical paragraph
3) Complete page 3 and 4 of your Midwest Region Packet (Word Searches)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Homework for Wednesday December 16th

1) Read and Log
2) Complete Text to Text/Self/World graphic organizer
3) Complete first 2 pages of Midwest packet

Monday, December 14, 2015

Homework for Tuesday December 15th

1) Read and Log
2) Complete Aleks Homework
3) Think of a text to text, text to self, or text to world connection to use for your poster
4) Edit your Biographical Paragraph. It should include:

  1. One sentence summary of your person
  2. One sentence about why he/she is so important to you/world.
  3. A brief timeline of the important moments in their life (When they were born, what their childhood was like, their major accomplishments, and when they died or what they are doing now) 
  4. Recap of why you selected your person
  5. Closing sentence that wraps up your paragraph.

PARENTS: MAP Makeups are this week. If your student feels like they didn't perform as well as they could, please let me know and we can discuss whether a re-take is possible.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Homework for Monday December 14th

1) Read and log
2) Complete Biographical Paragraph

Next week is MAP make up testing. Also, please let me know if your student will be missing school this week.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Homework for Friday December 11th

1) Read and log
2) Complete biographical paragraph. Make sure that everything in your own words.
3) Complete spelling work for the week, including Word Mini-Poster, and study for your quiz.
4) Share certificates you have earned with me if you want them printed out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Study Hall work to be done before Thursday December 10th

There is no homework tonight due to MAP testing. However, students have some class work that must be completed by Thursday.

1) MAP Review on ALEKS - Please go through the review and take screenshots of questions you do not know how to solve. You can press "I don't know" on questions you do know (or even better, you can answer them as a great review!) but I will be deleting the review tomorrow so it will not affect your pie.  The purpose of this exercise is to collect problems to review tomorrow morning before our MAP test.

1) Review Math concepts listed in  your MyPath section, and screenshot any that you would like further assistance with solving. We will be reviewing problems tomorrow morning.

2) Complete Biography Graphic Organizer

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Homework for Wednesday December 9th

1) Read and Log
2) Complete Social Studies packet (States and Capitals are capitalized, Abbreviations are all capitalized)
3) Practice math facts on Aleks QuickTables or XtraMath for 10-15 minutes

Star Wars Spirit Week Dec 14-18



The week of December 14-18 will be Star Wars spirit week at Indian Trail and all other elementary schools in District 112. To support the fun and literary spirit of the movie, books will be available for checkout and Star Wars activities will be promoted during library time for all students this week. To continue with the fun beyond the school day, the Highland Park Public Library will be hosting a Star Wars mini con December 19 and 20http://www.hplibrary.org/node/18728

May the force be with you! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Homework for Tuesday December 8th

1) Read and Log
2) Practice Math Facts on Aleks QuickTables or XtraMath for 10-15 minutes
3) Write a 3-5 sentence reflection on today's Physics assembly and stations on your blog (or on a piece of paper). What did you like best? What did you learn? What questions do you still have?

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Homework for Monday, December 7th

1) Read and Log
2) Begin reviewing Midwest states, abbreviations, and capitals. The quiz will be held before winter break begins (but not next week).

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Homework for Friday December 4th

1) Read and log
2) Finish all spelling work and study for quiz

PARENTS:
1) Many students with "indiantrail" or "indian112" passwords had their accounts accessed by people other than themselves, so we had a long conversation about password security and internet safety in general, as well as changing our passwords.

2) Tomorrow is an Early Release!

3) Also, today we covered Lattice Multiplication in class. This strategy is a supplement to traditional multiplication, not a replacement. I have attached a sample below that I made for class (And I'm still polishing it so pardon any errors.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Homework for Wednesday December 2nd

1) Read and Log
2) Practice Math Facts on ALEKS QuickTables or XtraMath (or do both!)
3) Watch this video with your parents to make sure they know about all the amazing coding you are doing!