Friday, January 29, 2016

Homework for Monday February 1st

1) Read and log in your iRead packet
2) Start working on your Great Depression Project
3) Finish Current Event report on your blog. (Directions below)

Write a paragraph summarizing the story in your own words. You will post it on your blog with a relevant picture. 

Make sure to include the following information in your paragraph:
a) What happened?
b) Where and when did it happen?
c) The three additional facts about the story. 
d) Why you think it is interesting or important?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Afternoon Agenda and Homework for Friday January 29th

Students, I will be at a math professional development this afternoon. Below is the agenda for the afternoon. (Tonight is the Orchestra Concert, so I am providing class time to complete all homework aside from reading)

12:45 - 1:15 - Work on ALEKS (math program on their computer) quietly.
1:15 - 1:45 - Work on your Wipe Out Board or play a Box Car Game (AND CLEAN UP AFTER)
1:45 - 2:15 - Study Hall*
2:15 - 2:45 - Gym
2:45 - 3:15 - Study Hall*

Homework for Friday (or Study Hall work) 
1) Finish all spelling work and study for Friday's Quiz.
2) Complete your Autobiography mini-essay.
3) Research and think about your final Great Depression project. Project will be assigned/approved tomorrow. Please see IT4explore website for ideas.
4) Read and log in your iRead packet. Bring in your packet as I will be checking your progress.

Timeline of the Great Depression

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Homework for Thursday January 28th

1) Practice Math on Aleks or IXL for at least 15 minutes
2) Read and log in your iRead packet
3) Edit your Great Depression Character based on today's feedback. Begin thinking of ideas for your final project

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Homework for Wednesday January 27th

1) Complete Great Depression Character Narrative and picture. Use your Great Depression Identity graphic organizer to help write your narrative. The picture can be something you find online, draw, or create that gives others an idea of how you see your character.
2) Read and log in your iRead packet.
3) Work on your Wipe Out board or practice math on Aleks or IXL for at least 15 minutes.

Please place your Scholastic orders by Friday!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Homework for Tuesday January 26th

1) Read and log in your iRead packet
2) Work on your 50 board wipe out sheet for at least 15 minutes. Students may use calculators.
3) Complete Monday spelling
4) Complete Debate Reflection (on Google Classroom)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Homework for Monday January 25th

1) Read and log in your iRead packet
2) On Monday, we will have a debate about who had it the "easiest" and who had it the "hardest" during the Great Depression. You will be expected to have an opinion based on facts and knowledge you have learned from your research and readings during this unit.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Homework for Friday January 22nd

1) Read and log in your iRead packet. BRING YOUR PACKET TO CLASS TOMORROW!
2) Complete Win the White House reflection
3) Finish all Spelling work and study for the quiz

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Homework for Thursday January 21st

1) Complete the Division work that was started in class today
2) Read and log in your iRead packet
3) Complete any Spelling Work that was not finished in class
4) Research the Great Depression from the perspective of your character. Start thinking about a name for your character, details about your identity, and what perspective your character would have about the Great Depression.

Skate Night Friday!

Unfortunately, I can't make it on Friday, but I know it will be a great time! "Lunch with Mr. B and friends" and other great prizes will be raffled off to support our amazing PTO!

Great Depression Rap

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Homework for Wednesday January 20th

1) Complete Aleks homework
2) Read and log on your iRead sheet
3) Think about what character you would like to choose for the Great Depression Project.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Homework for Tuesday January 19th

1) Read and iLog

Enjoy your weekend. On Monday, the Highland Park Park District will be hosting their 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. From the Park District:

Join more than 1,600 Highland Park residents as they come together for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and his legacy. The 7th Annual Day of Service is co-sponsored by the Park District of Highland Park and the Highland Park Human Relations Commission. 
Attendees will participate in 34 service projects supporting veterans and military families, helping those less fortunate, supporting environmental causes and reaching out to help with world issues. The event is coordinated by local students, school Parent-Teacher Organizations, local agencies and not-for-profits as a way to channel student’ time off from school and the general public in ways befitting King’s legacy to create a stronger community.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Homework for Friday January 15th (Early Release at 1pm!)

Reminder, school dismisses at 1pm tomorrow. 

1) Read and bring your iRead log tomorrow.
2) Finish all Spelling Work
3) Complete Mall Project, including short essay.
4) Discuss Great Depression with your family.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Great opportunity!

If you are looking for something to do on Monday, this is a great option! 

Homework for Thursday January 14th

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Read
3) Explore the Great Depression website for a preview of our next project. Scroll down and click on a few links to see some of the different resources provided to help you learn about this era.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Homework for Wednesday January 13th

1) Complete Tuesday Spelling
2) Read Rudy Rides the Rails (if you haven't already) or Read independently
3) Share your thoughts about Van Gogh with your parents!
4) Tonight is the State of the Union address at 8pm. Students have two options:

  1. Watch part of the speech and be ready to share your thoughts about what you heard.
  2. Students may write 3-5 goals they think the country should pursue over the next year. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Homework for Tuesday January 12th

1) Finish "Letter to Mr. Curtis" if you did not do so in class
2) Complete Monday Spelling Work
3) Read and log in your iRead packet

Friday, January 8, 2016

Homework for Monday January 11th

1) Complete Top 5 Moments in 2015. Remember, these will be posted in the hallway!
2) Finish Rough Draft of "Letter to Mr. Curtis" (Final Draft will be due on Tuesday)
3) (i)Read! The iRead packet will serve as your reading log for the rest of the month, and I will be checking the packet every Friday. (Remember, you need to read AT LEAST 5 times for AT LEAST 20 minutes)

Free Code Combat Course!

If any students would like to try Code Combat, we have a free trial! Just click this link! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Homework for Friday January 8th

1) Complete Spelling Work and study for quiz
2) Work on Top 5 moments of 2015 (Due Monday)
3) Read 
* Students who needed to retake portions of Midwest quiz will do so tomorrow 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Homework for Thursday January 7th

1) Complete Aleks Homework (Example below)
2) Write First Draft of "Letter to the Author". You will write a letter to Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, from the perspective of a character in the book who thinks that he or she was portrayed incorrectly in the book.
3) Complete any Spelling work that was not finished in class.
4) Top 5 moments of 2015 will be due on Monday. These will be posted in the hall so make sure they look good!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Homework for Wednesday January 6th

1) Complete Spelling work (Monday AND Tuesday)
2) Complete Top 10 moments of 2015 Rough Draft
3) Select a character from Bud Not Buddy who you think has a different perspective on the story than Bud. Please write a short explanation of why their point of view is different. (2-4 sentences). You can write this on a doc or scratch paper. We will share our ideas tomorrow.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Homework for Tuesday January 5th

1) Complete ALEKS homework (We are starting fractions. If you are confused, take a screenshot and we will discuss tomorrow)
2) Complete blogpost on your Winter Break IF you would like to share.
3) Read and... tell your parents about iRead, which starts Saturday, and will take the place of our reading logs for the next month.

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