Classwork & Homework

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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