Classwork & Homework

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Turned in today: Greek/Latin sentence sets #19
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
LA: New ixl.com usernames and passwords given. Letter prepared with passwords 
- students are to bring home and give to parents.
10 minutes using ixl.com. 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.
Homework:
LA: G/L sentence sets #19. 10 minutes on ixl.com.
SS: Spend 30 minutes working on your part of the Ch. 8/9 project.


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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.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
LA and SS: Chapter 7 technology presentations given.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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 
question.
SS: Technology project time.
Homework:
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

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Nothing turned in today.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
LA: SSR. 
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.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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 
class.
SS: Return 7-3 Cornell. Work 0n 7-3 GR.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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

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Friday, January 9, 2015
Turned in today: Retrieved Reformation questions; 7-2 GR.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
LA: SSR. Small group work on questions for "Retrieved Reformation." Class 
discussion.
SS: Review 7-2 section. Play review game. 
Homework:
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
Classwork:
LA: SSR. Read "Retrieved Reformation" and complete plot chart.
SS: 7-1 quiz given. Read 7-2 and work on Cornell notes.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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

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Monday, December 15, 2014
Nothing turned in today.
LA: Review G/L flashcards. SSR.
SS: Chapter 6 key concepts test. Begin map activity.
Homework:
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.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Turned in today: Harriet Tubman essay organizer; Harriet Tubman essay; Ch. 6 
key concepts organizer.
Classwork:
LA: G/L quiz #15 given. Students visited the library. G/L review game.
SS: Review of Chapter 6 organizer for Monday's test.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
LA: SSR. Harriet Tubman quiz given. G/L review. Time to begin Harriet Tubman 
essay.
SS: 6-3 open note quiz given. Small group time to work on Ch. 6 essential 
question organizer.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
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 
organizer.
Homework:
LA: Complete essay organizer. Have in mind two additional people you will 
write about for  your Harriet Tubman essay. 10 min on ixl.com until concepts 
are completed. Harriet Tubman quiz tomorrow.
SS: Finish Louisiana Purchase part of key concept organizer. Study for 6-3 
quiz.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Turned in today: Harriet Tubman packet, G/L sentence sets week 15, 6-3 
Cornell notes
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
LA: 10 min on ixl.com 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 
again.

Monday, December 8, 2014
Turned in today: 6-2 GR
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
LA: G/L sentence sets #15 due tomorrow. Complete Harriet Tubman packet if you 
didn't in class. 10 min on ixl.com 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.

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Friday, December 5, 2014
Turned in today: Harriet Tubman vocab and prep to read; 6-2 Cornell notes.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
LA: 10 min on ixl.com. Promo video for Harriet Tubman. Time to complete prep 
to read. Read Harriet Tubman story together. 
SS: 6-2 powerpoint introducing 6-2. 
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
LA: 10 minutes on ixl.com. 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.
Homework:
LA: 10 min on ixl.com. If you finish Capitalization and all 5 parts of 
commas, go on to Titles (3 parts). Final copy of Freedom essay is due 
tomorrow.
SS: Marbury v. Madison comic due tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Turned in today:
Jefferson/Hamilton activity handout; 6-1 Cornell notes
Classwork:
LA: 10 minutes on ixl.com. 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.
Homework:
LA: Final copy of Freedom essay due Thursday. Spend 10 min working on ixl.com.
SS: 6-1 GR. Study for tomorrow's 6-1 quiz.

Monday, December 1, 2014
Nothing turned in today
Classwork:
LA: Introduce ixl.com grammar program. Begin capitalization unit. SSR and 
opportunity to take AR test.
SS: Jefferson v. Hamilton primary source activity. 
Homework:
LA: Complete another 10 minutes on ixl.com - 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.


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Friday, November 21, 2014
Character Ed and class potluck
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Turned in today: SS Ch. 5 study guide; Freedom collage; foldable.
LA:
Brainstorm G/L week 14 roots. Quiz on week 13 given.
SS: Open study guide Ch. 5 test given.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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 
collage.
SS: Chapter 5 review game.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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 
collage.
SS: Work on Foldable and study guide, both due on Thursday. Study for 
tomorrow's 5-3 quiz.

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

Friday, November 14, 2014
Turned in today: 5-3 Cornell notes; Performance task organizer
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Turned in today: 5-2 Cornell notes.
Classwork:
LA: "The Circuit" quiz given and G/L quiz 11 given. Week 12 roots given and
brainstormed. 
SS: Return 5-2 Cornell notes. Discuss next flap for foldable project. Time to
work on foldable.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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.
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
LA: Complete setting activity if you didn't in class.
SS: Complete first two items for foldable. These will be checked in class 
tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Turned in today: G/L sentence sets #11; 5-1 Cornell notes.\
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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,
Classwork:
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."
Homework:
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets #11
SS: Preamble quiz tomorrow. 5-1 Cornell notes.


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

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Turned in: 4-3 GR; "You the Jury"
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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"
Homework:
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
Classwork:
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.
Homework:
LA: Vocab handout. Study for Friday's G/L test.
SS: Complete 4-3 Cornell. Study for Friday's Constitution test.

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