Classwork & Homework

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.