Classwork & Homework

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Turned in today: Greek/Latin sentence sets #19
LA: 10 min IXL. Hand out and explain performance task for "Opportunity" unit. 
Students had 30 minutes to begin research.
SS: Students worked in small groups on their Ch. 8/9 project.
LA: 10 minutes practice on IXL. Study G/L roots. Spend at least 20 minutes 
researching your historical figure for the performance task.
SS: Spend 30 minutes on your portion of your group's Ch. 8/9 project.

Monday, January 26, 2015
Turned in today: GR 8-1 with questions on back - p. 387, 1-5.
LA: New usernames and passwords given. Letter prepared with passwords 
- students are to bring home and give to parents.
10 minutes using SSR. Discussion of possible people in history to 
use in our LA Ch. 3 performance task. Task will actually be assigned 
tomorrow. Video clip shown of Nelson Mandela interview.
SS: Chapter 8/9 project assigned, including groups and sections. Students had 
time to begin their work together.
LA: G/L sentence sets #19. 10 minutes on
SS: Spend 30 minutes working on your part of the Ch. 8/9 project.

Friday, January 23, 2015
SENT HOME TODAY: Public Health Notice from the Communicable Disease Section 
about immunizations and the measles vaccine. 
Turned in today: 8-1 Cornell notes.
LA: SSR. Week 18 G/L quiz given. Roots for week 19 given and brainstormed. 
Papers from the last several weeks handed back.
SS: Review answers from yesterday's quiz. Industrial Revolution video and 
classwork quiz.
LA: G/L sentence sets week 19 due on Tuesday.
SS: GR 8-1 with questions on back - p. 387, 1-5.
G/L Roots for Week 19:
aer(o)- air, atmosphere
cit, civ - citizen
alter - change
inter - between, among
intra - inward, within

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Nothing turned in today.
LA: Idiom of the week: "Green Thumb." Frequently confused words: loose - 
adjective and lose - verb.
SS: Continue with presentations for Chapter 7. Quiz given on War of 1812 and 
the Monroe Doctrine. Video clip introducing Chapter 8 and the Industrial 
Revolution. Time in class given to begin 8-1 Cornell.
LA: Read for 20 minutes. Study Greek/Latin roots for tomorrow's quiz.
SS: Complete 8-1 Cornell notes and be thoroughly acquainted with 8-1.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Turned in today: "I Have a Dream" paragraph.
LA and SS: Chapter 7 technology presentations given.
LA: Read for 20 minutes; study G/L roots.
SS: Read 8-1; prepare for quiz on Monroe Doctrine and War of 1812

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Turned in today: Greek/Latin Week 18 sentence sets
LA: SSR. Interview with Representative John Lewis viewed and questions 
answered. Clip on "I Have a Dream" speech. Writing assignment: "What can we 
and what should we do to help realize MLK Jr.'s dream?" Please write a 
paragraph on what we can do and another on what we should do to address this 
SS: Technology project time.
LA: Complete "I Have a Dream" assignment. 
SS: Complete Ch. 7 technology project - due tomorrow.

Monday, January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King holiday - no school

Friday, January 16, 2015
Nothing turned in today.
LA: Library visit. Greek/Latin quiz week 17 given. Words brainstormed for 
week 18. Students began sentence sets.
SS: 7-3 open-note quiz given. Remainder of time given to working on Ch.7 
technology project.
LA: G/L sentence sets #18 due Tuesday.
SS: Technology project needs to be ready to be presented by Wednesday, 
January 21.
Greek/Latin roots week 18:
viv - to live
cede, ceed, cess - go, yield
cred - believe
soci - companion, friend
strain, strict, string - bind, tie, or draw tight

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Turned in today: "A Shot At It" questions
SS: Return 7-3 GR. Review powerpoint for 7-3. Chapter 7 technology project 
assigned. Technology project is available under "Documents Available to 
Print" tab. Students received one hour of worktime for the project.
LA: Study for G/L quiz #17 tomorrow. Bring library card and any books to 
return for our library visit tomorrow. 
SS: Work on technology project. Study for 7-3 quiz.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Turned in today: Prep to read, vocab handout, 7-3 Cornell notes
LA: SSR. Introduction to "A Shot at It," p. 235-245. Read and discuss the 
story as it applies to the idea of opportunities. Begin the questions in 
SS: Return 7-3 Cornell. Work 0n 7-3 GR.
LA: Study G/L roots for Friday's quiz. Finish "A Shot At It" questions. 
Reread the story.
SS: 7-3 GR.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Turned in today: G/L sentence sets week 17; Star-spangled comic.
LA: SSR. Prep to read completed for both "Lewis and Clark: Into the Unknown" 
and "Lewis and Clark: Revisited." pp. 744- 757. We read L&C - Unknown in 
class, and "Revisited" was an independent reading assignment.
SS: Review video and classwork quiz on James Madison's presidency. 7-2 open-
note quiz taken. Begin 7-3 Cornell notes.
LA: Vocab handout; finish prep to read if you did not, including questions on 
the back - 1-7 from pages 750 and 757. Read "Lewis and Clark Revisited" if 
you didn't finish it in class.
SS: 7-3 Cornell notes.

Monday, January 12, 2015 - Non-Student Attendance Day

Friday, January 9, 2015
Turned in today: Retrieved Reformation questions; 7-2 GR.
LA: SSR. Greek/Latin week 16 quiz and Retrieved Reformation quiz given. Week 
17 roots given and brainstormed.
SS: Star-spangled banner video, questions, and activity.
LA: G/L sentence sets #17 due Tuesday.
SS: Star-spangled comic due Tuesday.
REMINDER: Monday is a non-student day.
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Turned in today: Plot chart, 7-2 Cornell notes.
LA: SSR. Small group work on questions for "Retrieved Reformation." Class 
SS: Review 7-2 section. Play review game. 
LA: Finish LA questions if you did not. Study for tomorrow's selection quiz 
and G/L quiz.
SS: Review for 7-2 quiz. Complete GR 7-2.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Turned in today: Vocab handout; 7-1 GR
LA: SSR. Read "Retrieved Reformation" and complete plot chart.
SS: 7-1 quiz given. Read 7-2 and work on Cornell notes.
LA: Reread story. Complete plot chart if you did not.
SS: Finish 7-2 Cornell notes

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Turned in today: G/L sentence sets; 7-1 Cornell
LA: SSR. Prep to Read for "A Retrieved Reformation," p. 828-829. Begin story 
and plot chart.
SS: Return and revise 7-1 Cornell notes. Kahoot review game for section. Time 
to begin 7-1 Cornell notes.
LA: Vocab handout. Reread story as far as we got today and be sure your plot 
chart is up to date.
SS: 7-1 GR. 7-1 quiz tomorrow.

Monday, January 5, 2015
Nothing turned in today
LA: Star Test completed. Greek/Latin roots week 16 given and brainstormed.
Time in class given to work on G/L sentence sets.
SS: Introduction to Ch.7 - Powerpoint.
Time in class to work on 7-1 Cornell notes.
LA: G/L sentence sets #16 
SS: 7-1 Cornell notes
Week 16 G/L Roots:
miss, mitt - to send
dis, diff - not, reverse of, apart, away
flect, flex - to bend
circum, peri - around
struct - to build

Monday, December 15, 2014
Nothing turned in today.
LA: Review G/L flashcards. SSR.
SS: Chapter 6 key concepts test. Begin map activity.
LA: Study for Wednesday's 1-15 Greek/Latin cumulative test.
Read for AR points - next 10 point deadline is January 7.
SS: No homework.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Turned in today: Harriet Tubman essay organizer; Harriet Tubman essay; Ch. 6 
key concepts organizer.
LA: G/L quiz #15 given. Students visited the library. G/L review game.
SS: Review of Chapter 6 organizer for Monday's test.
LA: Study for G/L 1-15 test, which will be on WEDNESDAY, December 17. 
SS: Study your notes for the Chapter 6 key concepts test, which will be 
MONDAY, December 15.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Nothing turned in today.
LA: SSR. Harriet Tubman quiz given. G/L review. Time to begin Harriet Tubman 
SS: 6-3 open note quiz given. Small group time to work on Ch. 6 essential 
question organizer.
LA: Harriet Tubman essay due tomorrow.
SS: Complete Ch. 6 essential question organizer.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Turned in today: Louisiana territory primary source assignment; GR 6-3; 
Harriet Tubman poetry assignment.
LA:SSR. Idiom of the Day: "Eyes in the back of your head." Frequently 
confused words: council; counsel. Small group time working on Harriet Tubman 
essay organizer.
SS: Review and correct GR 6-3. Powerpoint on 6-3. Begin Ch. 6 key concept 
LA: Complete essay organizer. Have in mind two additional people you will 
write about for  your Harriet Tubman essay. 10 min on until concepts 
are completed. Harriet Tubman quiz tomorrow.
SS: Finish Louisiana Purchase part of key concept organizer. Study for 6-3 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Turned in today: Harriet Tubman packet, G/L sentence sets week 15, 6-3 
Cornell notes
LA: SSR. Instruction on Harriet Tubman - read poem with which kids connected. 
Small group work on poem.
SS: Review 6-2 GR answers. 6-2 open-note quiz given. Small group activity: 
opposition of Federalists to the Louisiana Purchase. Small group share out.
LA: 10 min on until 1. capitalization, 2. commas, 3. apostrophes, 4. 
titles, 5. restrictive/nonrestrictive topics are completed. Email me from 
TeacherWeb any time this week when you  have completed all the topics. 
Finish Harriet Tubman poetry activity
SS: Complete 6-3 GR. Read up on Marbury v. Madison and the Louisiana Purchase 

Monday, December 8, 2014
Turned in today: 6-2 GR
LA: SSR. Time given to work on Harriet Tubman packet. Discussion of Harriet 
Tubman reading.
SS: Correct 6-2 Cornell notes. Thomas Jefferson era video and classwork quiz.
LA: G/L sentence sets #15 due tomorrow. Complete Harriet Tubman packet if you 
didn't in class. 10 min on Be sure you have completed capitalization, 
commas, apostrophes, titles, and restrictive/nonrestrictive. Once you have 
finished them all, email me through TeacherWeb that they are complete. Again, 
10 minutes only is required per night for homework on ixl.
SS: Complete 6-3 Cornell. 6-2 open note quiz tomorrow.

Friday, December 5, 2014
Turned in today: Harriet Tubman vocab and prep to read; 6-2 Cornell notes.
LA: SSR. Review G/L flashcards. Week 14 quiz given. Week 15 roots given and 
brainstormed. Time to begin sentence sets.
SS: Lewis and Clark DVD and quiz.
LA: G/L sentence sets week 15 due Tuesday.
SS: 6-2 GR.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Turned in today: Freedom essay, Marbury v. Madison comic
LA: 10 min on Promo video for Harriet Tubman. Time to complete prep 
to read. Read Harriet Tubman story together. 
SS: 6-2 powerpoint introducing 6-2. 
LA: Harriet Tubman vocab  handout. Complete prep to read. Study for G/L week 
14 quiz.
SS: 6-2 Cornell notes.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Turned in today: Guided reading 6-1.
LA: 10 minutes on Idiom of the day: "Drive a hard bargain." 
Frequently confused words: desert (n), desert (v), dessert (n). Begin 
preparing to read for Harriet Tubman.
SS: Review G.R. 6-1. Open-note quiz. Time to work on Marbury v. Madison comic.
LA: 10 min on If you finish Capitalization and all 5 parts of 
commas, go on to Titles (3 parts). Final copy of Freedom essay is due 
SS: Marbury v. Madison comic due tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Turned in today:
Jefferson/Hamilton activity handout; 6-1 Cornell notes
LA: 10 minutes on Students who finished capitalization went on to 
commas. Time to complete an AR test if needed or SSR. Return of freedom essay 
and specific directions/instruction given as to how to rewrite it.
SS: Thomas Jefferson brainpop and classwork quiz. Review and correct 6-1 
Cornell notes. Notes on Marbury v. Madison. Time to begin GR.
LA: Final copy of Freedom essay due Thursday. Spend 10 min working on
SS: 6-1 GR. Study for tomorrow's 6-1 quiz.

Monday, December 1, 2014
Nothing turned in today
LA: Introduce grammar program. Begin capitalization unit. SSR and 
opportunity to take AR test.
SS: Jefferson v. Hamilton primary source activity. 
LA: Complete another 10 minutes on - topic: Capitalization. Read! 
First 10 AR points for second trimester due tomorrow. Study G/L 
roots week 14.
SS: Complete primary source activity if you did not. Read 6-1 and complete 
6-1 Cornell notes.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Character Ed and class potluck
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Turned in today: SS Ch. 5 study guide; Freedom collage; foldable.
Brainstorm G/L week 14 roots. Quiz on week 13 given.
SS: Open study guide Ch. 5 test given.
LA: G/L sentence sets week 14 due TOMORROW.
SS: No homework. Don't forget to bring your potluck item.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Turned in today: Rewrite of freedom introductory paragraph
LA: SSR. Idiom of the Day: "Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch." 
Frequently confused words: consul, console, council, counsel. Time to work on 
SS: Chapter 5 review game.
LA: Collage due tomorrow. Study for G/L quiz.
SS: Foldable and study guide due tomorrow. Study for Ch. 5 test

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Turned in today: Freedom rough draft; Greek/Latin sentence sets #13
LA: SSR. Sharing of thesis statements and introductory paragraphs of freedom 
essay. Discuss collage. 
SS: America in a Changing World video and quiz. 5-3 open-note quiz given. 
Time in class given for work on study guide or foldable.
LA: Rewrite your essay's introductory paragraph which includes a clear thesis 
statement for the last sentence. Collage workday tomorrow - bring anything 
you want to bring to school to make your creative collage.
SS: Work on study guide and Foldable, both due on Thursday.

Monday, November 17, 2014
Turned in today: G.R. 5-3
LA: SSR (SW). Discussion and explanation of the performance task. Students 
had 45 minutes in class to work on their rough draft using the Chromebooks.
SS: Correct and review GR 5-3. Discussion on what a good study guide item 
looks like.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 13. Complete rough draft of performance 
task and bring for editing activity tomorrow. Look for items to use on your 
SS: Work on Foldable and study guide, both due on Thursday. Study for 
tomorrow's 5-3 quiz.


Monday and Tuesday, November 10 & 11, 2014 - Holidays - No School

Friday, November 14, 2014
Turned in today: 5-3 Cornell notes; Performance task organizer
LA: Library visit. G/L quiz #12. Brainstorm words for week 13 roots. 
SS: Brainpop on political parties. Review and correct Cornell notes. Review 
answers for foldable flaps. Worktime given for GR.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets #13 due Tuesday. Make sure you are ready to 
write your essay on Monday. Look for items for your collage.
SS: G.R. 5-3; work on study guide and foldable. Chapter 5 test is THURSDAY.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Turned in today: Vocabulary activity.
LA: SSR. Watch short video on the Taliban. Finish media charts re: Malala 
article and video. Begin performance task #2.
SS: Electoral college video. 5-2 Open-note quiz given.  Intro to 5-3. Begin 
Cornell notes 5-3.
LA: Complete the outline for performance task. DON'T do rough draft. We will 
do this tomorrow. Study for tomorrow's Greek/Latin quiz. Bring library card 
and books - we are going to the library tomorrow.
SS: 5-3 Cornell.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Turned in today: Greek/Latin sentence sets #12; Guided Reading 5-2.
LA: SSR. Idiom of the day: Cut off your nose to spite your face. Frequently 
confused words - complement and compliment. View video about Malala. Read 
article on Malala. Vocabulary activity explained.
SS: Correct guided reading. Discuss "The Whiskey Rebellion" for the foldable. 
Work time for foldable.
LA: Finish reading Malala article if you didn't. Make sure it comes back 
tomorrow. Complete the vocabulary activity.
SS: Study for tomorrow's 5-2 quiz. Complete "The Whiskey Rebellion" part of 
your foldable. Work on study guide.

Friday, November 7, 2014
Turned in today: 5-2 Cornell notes.
LA: "The Circuit" quiz given and G/L quiz 11 given. Week 12 roots given and
SS: Return 5-2 Cornell notes. Discuss next flap for foldable project. Time to
work on foldable.
LA: G/L sentence sets #12 due Wednesday.
SS: GR 5-2 due Wednesday.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Turned in today: Setting activity for "The Circuit." Checked in today - flaps
1 & 2 of the foldable project.
LA: SSR. Fill out media charts with "The Circuit" and Cesar Chavez brainpop.
Watched Chavez brainpop twice and completed the quiz.
SS: 5-1 open note quiz given. Powerpoint intro to 5-2. Begin Cornell notes.
LA: Reread "The Circuit" for quiz and study for G/L week 11 quiz.
SS: Complete 5-2 Cornell notes.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Turned in today: Vocab handout, plot chart, and 5-1 G.R.
LA: SSR. Setting activity completed for "The Circuit." Review of plot chart.
SS: Review of 5-1 G.R. Discussion of and work time for foldable.
LA: Complete setting activity if you didn't in class.
SS: Complete first two items for foldable. These will be checked in class 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Turned in today: G/L sentence sets #11; 5-1 Cornell notes.\
LA: SSR (HR only). Read and discuss "The Circuit." Work in small groups to 
complete the plot chart.
SS: Review items missed for 5-1 Cornell notes. Preamble quiz given. Chapter 5 
foldable assigned.
LA: Vocab handout; finish plot chart if you did not.
SS: 5-1 G.R. Do "Judiciary Act of 1789" on foldable. Study for 5-1 quiz.

Monday, November 3, 2014
Nothing turned in today,
LA: SSR (Switch only). Introduction to "The Circuit." Complete prep to read.
SS: Discuss Constitution test scores. Introduction to Chapter 5. Video and 
classwork quiz on "The New Nation."
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets #11
SS: Preamble quiz tomorrow. 5-1 Cornell notes.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Nothing turned in.
SSR. Review game for Greek/Latin roots test. Brainstorm words for week 11 
Constitution test given. Grades returned for Constitution test.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 11 due Tuesday.
SS: Read 5-1.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Turned in: Characterization chart
SSR. Complete "Passage to Freedom" quiz. Review Greek/Latin flash cards.
Review games for Constitution test.
LA: Study for Greek/Latin test.
SS: Study for Constitution test.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Turned in: 4-3 GR; "You the Jury"
LA: SSR. Review of "Passage to Freedom." Fill out one column of media chart. 
Group completion of characterization chart.
SS: Return and correct 4-3 GR. 4-3 quiz. "Senate v. House" activity.
LA: Complete characterization chart. Quiz on "Passage to Freedom" tomorrow. 
Study for Friday's Greek/Latin 1-10 test.
SS: Make 10 flashcards from the Constitution study guide, question on the 
front, answer on the back. Study for SS test.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Turned in: 4-3 Cornell notes; vocabulary handout
LA: SSR. Powerpoint shown and discussed to introduce "Passage to Freedom: The 
Sugihara Story." Read story.
SS: Return and review 4-3 Cornell notes. Constitution notes. Activity: "You 
the Jury"
LA: Reread "The Sugihara Story." Study G/L roots for 1-10 test.
SS: 4-3 GR. Finish jury handout. Study for tomorrow's 4-3 test.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Turned in: Constitution Book
LA: SSR. Prep to read for "Passage to Freedom." Begin vocabulary handout.
SS: Complete rubric for Constitution book. Discuss how a bill becomes a law. 
Watch "I'm just a bill." Sing the preamble song.
LA: Vocab handout. Study for Friday's G/L test.
SS: Complete 4-3 Cornell. Study for Friday's Constitution test.