Classwork & Homework

Monday, September 15, 2014
Turned in: 2-4 GR
LA: SSR. Complete and correct warm-up. Grammar notes on run-on sentences.
SS: Completed "Causes of the American Revolution" chart. Video and quiz on 
Road to the Revolution. Time to work on study guide.
LA: Study for Friday's G/L test. Language skills handout pp. 107/108.
SS: Study guide due on Thursday. Study for Ch. 2 test.

Tuesday, September 16, 2013
Nothing turned in this morning.
LA: SSR. Complete and correct Tuesday warm-up. Review and correct grammar 
pages 107/108. Introduce Chapter 1 Performance task on "Change." Student 
received a complete handout on the project and instructions on how to find 
the assignment and their class on
SS: Brainpop and quiz on the American Revolution. 2-4 Open note quiz given.
LA: Study for Friday's G/L Test. Work on Ch. 1 Performance task started at 
school today.
SS: Work on study guide and study for Ch. 2 test. Study guide due on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Nothing turned in this morning
LA: SSR. 45 minutes in class to work on historical person research project
SS: All SS quizzes returned. Brainpop on Causes of the American Revolution.
Video and quiz on the war for Independence. Jeopardy game to review for Ch. 2 
LA: Study for Friday's G/L test. Spend 20 minutes on your research project 
SS: Study Guide due tomorrow. Study for Ch. 2 Test.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Turned in: Chapter 2 Study Guide
LA: SSR. Corrected and turned in weekly warm-up. Idiom of the Week: "Blood is 
Thicker than Water." Frequently confused words: altar and alter. Played 
Greek/Latin team game.
SS: Chapter 2 Social Studies test given. Some students had time to begin 
Cornell notes.
LA: Study for tomorrow's Greek/Latin week 1-5 test.
SS: Complete Cornell notes 3-1.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Nothing turned in this morning
PACK started today.
SSR; Complete and correct Monday warm-up. Work as a class and small group to
complete plot chart for "The Treasure of Lemon Brown."
Color map for flip book project.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets #5 due tomorrow. Finish plot chart if you didn't
in class.
SS: Flip book project due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Turned in today: Ch. 2 Flip Book project; Greek/Latin sentence sets #5; plot 
chart for "Lemon Brown."
SSR; Complete and correct Tuesday warm-up; Chapter 2 notes page one completed 
in class on characterization.
Introduction to 2-3; Began "Causes of the American Revolution;" time to begin 
Cornell notes 2-3.
LA: Reread "The Treasure of Lemon Brown." Quiz on Thursday.
SS: Complete Cornell 2-3

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Turned in today: Cornell notes 2-3
SSR; correct Wednesday warm-up. Idioms of the Week: "Bite the Bullet" 
and "Bite Your Tongue." Frequently confused words: all ready, already, and 
all right. Discussion of expectations of annotations for Lemon Brown text, 
due tomorrow. Characterization handout for Greg Ridley.
Taxation activity
LA: Complete characterization chart. Have Lemon Brown story annotations ready 
to turn in. Study for tomorrow's quiz on Lemon Brown.
SS: 2-3 G.R. Begin study guide, which is due Thursday, September 18.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Turned in today: Characterization chart; Lemon Brown annotations; 2-3 Guided 
Reading; weekly warm-up
SSR; Correct and turn in warm-up. Take Lemon Brown quiz.  
SS: Review answers for GR 2-3; 2-3 open note quiz given, Begin 2-4 Cornell 
Study for Greek/Latin roots quiz. Bring ID card and library book to return. 
We will visit the library tomorrow.
SS: Complete 2-4 Cornell notes. Work on study guide.

Friday, September 12, 2014
Turned in today: 2-4 Cornell notes.
LA: Visit the DCIS library. Greek/Latin week 5 quiz. Next week's quiz will 
be  a test on weeks 1-5. Begin studying now!
SS: Brainpop on French and Indian War. Work on GR 2-4 and study guide. 
LA: Study for G/L cumulative test next week.
SS: Complete GR 2-4. Work on study guide, due Thursday, September 18.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Turned in this morning: 2-2 Guided Reading
SSR. Complete and correct warm-up. "Prep to Read" completed and discussed 
for "The Treasure of Lemon Brown," pp.15 & 16 in the literature book.
Reviewed and corrected GR 2-2. Students worked together in small groups to 
complete geography, industry, and culture for the New England, Middle, and 
Southern colonies. 
LA: G/L sentence sets #4 due tomorrow. Finish prep to read if you did not in 
SS: Complete colony chart.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Turned in today: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 4; New 
England/Middle/Southern colonies chart turned in.
LA: SSR. Do and correct warm-up. Review subplot and parallel episodes. 
Introduction to "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" Copy of the story handed out to 
each student. Annotation symbols handed out, explained, and glued into 
language arts notebook. Read and annotated story through bottom of page 9.
SS: Hand out and set up flip book assignment to students.
LA: Complete vocab handout. Review Greek/Latin roots.
SS: Work on flip book project, due Tuesday.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Turned in today: Lemon Brown vocab handout
LA: SSR. Complete and correct warm-up. Finish reading and annotating Lemon 
Brown story.
SS: 2-2 Open note quiz. Time to work on Colony Flip Book project.
LA: Complete Lemon Brown questions in margins and annotations. Study for G/L 
SS: Work on Flip Book.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Turned in today:
Lemon Brown reading packet with questions and annotations completed.
LA: SSR. Correct warm-up and turn in. Greek/Latin week 4 quiz. Given. Week 5 
roots given and brainstormed.
SS: Work on Flip Book project, due Tuesday.
LA: G/L sentence sets #5 due Tuesday.
SS: Flip Book due Tuesday.
 Week 5 
Root(s)				   Meaning
a, an, im, in, non, un	-	   not, without
ant, anti, contra, contro -	   against, opposite
crat, crac  -			   government, rule
hyper, super, sur  -		   over, above
hypo, sub  -			   under, below

Monday, August 25, 2014
Nothing turned in this morning.
LA: Review of tonight's grammar homework (p. 90). Correct last week's 
Greek/Latin quiz. Read and journaled about "Flowers for Algernon", from May 
15 through June 5.
SS: Review of Ch. 1 social studies test. Introduction to Ch. 2.
LA: Finish Greek/Latin sentence sets, week 3. Language Skills p. 90.
SS: 2-1 Cornell notes, #1-16.

Tuesday, September 26, 2014
Turned in this morning: Greek/Latin sentence sets #3
LA: Corrected grammar page 90. Reviewed tonight's homework. Completed Flowers 
for Algernon. Turned in Algernon reading journal for a classwork grade. 
Literature questions discussed and 15 minutes in class to begin.
SS: Powerpoint review and preview of 2-1. 15 minutes class time to work on 
Cornell notes.
LA: Language skills handout p. 90. Flowers for Algernon literature questions 
p. 63, 1-6 and 8-12.
SS: Complete 2-1 Cornell notes.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Turned in: Literature questions p. 63
Corrected grammar p. 91. Idiom of the week: "A bird in the hand is worth two 
in the bush." Frequently missed words: "affect" (v) - to influence 
and "effect" (n) - consequence. Discussed in detail the Algernon journal 
assignment. Watched first 30 minutes of "Flowers for Algernon."
30 minutes working in small groups on the English colonies handout.
LA: Study for tomorrow's open note grammar test. Review Greek/Latin roots. 
Algernon before/during/after journal due on Friday. Algernon quiz is Friday.
SS: Complete colonies chart. GR 2-1

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Turned in: English colonies grid and 2-1 guided reading.
LA: Grammar test given. 30 minutes of "Flowers for Algernon."
SS: Correct 2-1 G.R. Brainpop review on the 13 colonies. 2-1 open-note quiz 
given. Time to begin Cornell notes.
LA: "Flowers for Algernon" journal entries due tomorrow. Study for Algernon 
quiz and Greek/Latin quiz.
SS: Complete Cornell 2-2. 

Friday, August 29, 2014
Turned in: Algernon Before/During/After journal and 2-2 Cornell notes.
Flowers for Algernon quiz taken, Greek/Latin week 3 quiz taken, Week 4 roots 
given and brainstormed, STAR testing completed, time to do an AR test if 
Week 4 Greek/Latin roots:
andr(o), anthrop - male, mankind
patr, pater - father
matr, mater - mother
ped - child
dem(o) - people
Review 2-2 Cornell notes; hand out 2-2 GR
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 4 due WEDNESDAY
SS: 2-2 GR due TUESDAY
No School Monday - :)

Monday, August 18, 2014
Grammar notes on predicates. Prep to read for Flowers for Algernon, pp. 30-32.
Review answers for GR 1-3. Quiz on 1-3. Begin Study Guide.
LA: Complete Greek/Latin sentence sets for week 2. Language Skills workbook 
p. 86. Finish prep to read if you did not in class.
SS: Complete Part I of the Social Studies Study guide - People to Know. Use 
Social Studies Chapter 1 Test is postponed until Friday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
LA: Correct grammar handout pg. 86. New handout assigned and reviewed. Tried 
out Chrome books for the first time. Students did an interest survey on entitled "Find Your Strengths." After completing the survey, 
students journaled about their strengths and we shared as a class. 
Read "Flowers for Algernon" in literature book through Progress Report six on 
page 37. Students journaled a prediction as to what might happen next in the 
SS: Begin flashcards for study guide, section II.
LA: Language Skills WB p. 87.
SS: Complete section II flashcards and study all cards.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
LA: Idiom the Week: "Behind the eight ball." Frequently confused words: 
advice and advise. Grammar corrections will be tomorrow. Read and journaled 
about "Flowers for Algernon," p. 37 to p. 42. Explanation of vocabulary 
SS: Played review game for Social Studies. Time to work on study guide.
LA: Be sure your grammar is completed (pages 86, 87, & 88) by tomorrow. 
Reread "Flowers" up through today's reading. Complete vocab handout. Study 
G/L flash cards.
SS: Complete the rest of the study guide. Study for Friday's test.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Turned in: Algernon vocabulary handout
LA: Correct and record grammar handout pages 87 & 88. Read and journaled on 
Flowers for Algernon through page 50. Time in class to begin questions.
SS: Review game for tomorrow's test.
LA: Grammar page 89. Complete Algernon questions pg. 50, 1-4, 6, 9-11. Study 
for tomorrow's Greek/Latin quiz.
SS: Study for tomorrow's Ch. 1 test. Have study guide ready to turn in 

Friday, August 22, 2014
Turned in: Chapter 1 study guide (parts I, II, & III) and Flowers for 
Algernon questions.
Corrected Grammar p. 89. Took the Greek/Latin week 2 quiz, and received new 
roots. Visited the DCIS library to check out books.
Took Chapter 1 test.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 3.
SS: Read 2-1 in the social studies book.


Monday, August 11, 2014
Grammar notes taken and examples practiced for sentences and sentence 
fragments. Organizer brainstormed and completed in class for "The Real Me" 
Powerpoint shown and discussed for section 1-2.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets due tomorrow. Complete language skills handout 
p. 84.
SS: Complete 1-2 Cornell notes.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
LA: Correct grammar handout from yesterday. Review homework for tonight. 
Worked on "The Real Me" rough draft together as a class.
SS: Reviewed 1-1 quiz. Reviewed answers to Cornell notes for 1-2. Brainpop 
video and quiz on "The Columbian Exchange."
LA: Language Skills WB p. 85. Rough draft of "The Real Me" due tomorrow.
SS: 1-2 GR. Use complete sentences. Study for tomorrow's 1-2 quiz.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
LA: Idiom of the week: "Your bark is worse than your bite." Frequently 
confused words: accept and except. Corrected grammar handout p.85 (SW). 
Paragraph rough draft editing activity.
SS: Correct and review GR 1-2. Quiz on 1-2. Begin reading pp. 98-101.
LA: Typewritten rough draft of paragraph due on Friday.
SS: Cornell notes for pp. 98-101 - 1-9 plus one unnumbered item after #9.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
LA: Grammar notes on simple and complete subjects. The week's papers were 
returned. Demonstration of what a Greek/Latin quiz will look like.
SS: Review and correct Cornell notes 1-10. Section 1-3 notes. Columbian 
Exchange Activity. Begin rest of Cornell notes.
LA: Study week 1 Greek/Latin roots for tomorrow's quiz. Typewritten "The  
Real Me" paragraph is due, typewritten, tomorrow.
SS: Complete Cornell notes for 1-3.

Friday, August 15, 2014
LA: Greek/Latin quiz for week 1 given and corrected together. Roots for week 
2 given and brainstormed. 
SS: Review answers to 1-3 Cornell notes. Brainpop on Adam Smith.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 2 due Tuesday.
SS: 1-3 Guided Reading. Study for Monday's 1-3 quiz


Monday, August 4, 2014
Language Arts:
First day packets and rules explained. Mixer game. Reminder about bringing a 
silent reading book by TOMORROW. Student interest form, and diamante poem 
explanation. Time in class to begin poem.
Social Studies:
Preview of the textbook. Time in class to begin the Social Studies scavenger 
hunt, p. 13
LA: School paperwork; rough draft of diamante poem
SS: Complete SS Scavenger hunt, p. 13

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Language Arts: 
Rough draft of diamante poem returned for Friday - don't forget to look for 
things at home to decorate your poem. Reading assessment test given.
Social Studies:
Introduction to Chapter 1. Cornell notes handout modeled and answers 
completed together for 1-3.
LA: Look for items to decorate your diamante poem; read 30 minutes
SS: Finish reading in "The American Journey" pp, 80-85 and complete items 
4-21 on the Cornell notes handout. You should have already completed 1-3.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Language Arts:
 LA notebooks set up. Unit on Change introduced. Journal writing piece 
reviewed. Middle School change assignment begun.
Social Studies:
Answers to Cornell notes 1-1, 1-21, reviewed. Students had time to begin the 
second part of the notes.
LA: Complete Middle School change activity. Look for items to decorate your 
poem. We will do these Friday.
SS: Finish Cornell notes 22-37.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Language Arts:
Idiom of the Week: "Achilles' Heel." Chapter 1 notes recorded and pasted into 
Language Arts notebook.
Social Studies: Reviewed answers to Cornell notes 1-1, #22-37. Brainpop video 
and quiz on "Conquistadors." Explorers video and quiz. 
LA: Bring rough draft of Diamante poem (previously returned) and any items 
you would like to use to decorate it. Read 30 minutes. We will be using 
colored pencils tomorrow; they are also available in class.
SS: Guided reading 1-1. Review Cornell notes for tomorrow's quiz on 1-1.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Language Arts:
 Greek/Latin roots introduced. Week 1 roots given, words brainstormed, flash 
cards made, homework demonstrated and handout given. Time to begin homework. 
Diamante poem completed in class.
Social Studies:
G.R. 1-1 homework corrected. 1-1 quiz given.
LA: G/L sentence sets are due on TUESDAY.
SS: Please read section 1-2, pp. 90-97, by Monday.