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January 15, 2014

I am out again!!  I am so sorry! Now it is Owen's turn to be sick.  Okay, so here is the plan for today:

Humanities Periods 1/2 and 3/4
(Period 1 and 3 in the Computer Lab)
Open up the Jewish Holiday Google Doc, make a copy of it and answer the questions by searching on the Internet.  The Jewish Holiday Doc can be found by clicking here.

Continue typing Chapters 1-3 paragraphs on your Google Doc.

Chapter 4 and 5 Discussion Questions can be found by clicking here:

Technology Period 7:
Continue working on your website and www.wix.com or www.weebly.com



January 7, 2014 Welcome back!!! I hope everyone had a peaceful, relaxing vacation. But, I also hope everyone is excited to be back to school! This week we will continue our study on Judaism and begin a novel study on Lois Lowery's Number the Stars. This weeks vocab definitions can be found by clicking here.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013 THIS QUIZ MUST BE COMPLETED TODAY TO RECEIVE CREDIT!



Week of December 9, 2013
Day Homework
Writing/Tests/Quizzes
Monday Academic Summary: click here for article (Due Friday)
Lesson 4 Vocab Flash Cards (Due Tuesday)
Vocab Packet (Due Friday)

Tuesday
Ancient Egypt Prezi

Wednesday



Thursday

 Study Vocab Flash Cards


Friday


Spelling/Vocab Test








Week of December 2, 2013
Day Homework
Writing/Tests/Quizzes
Monday Academic Summary: click here for article (Due Friday)
Lesson 3 Vocab Flash Cards (Due Tuesday)
Vocab Packet (Due Friday)

Tuesday
Ancient Egypt Study Guide (Due Wednesday)

Wednesday


Ancient Egypt Test
Thursday

 Study Vocab Flash Cards


Friday


Spelling/Vocab Test


Ancient Egypt Prezi Due Monday, December 9th
Topics can include: pyramids, pharaohs, Nile River, farming, social hierarchy, achievements, hieroglyphics, religion, or any other topic related to Egypt you may be interested in.  Be sure to check under Technology Assignments for Prezi's on How to Make A Prezi.

Requirements:
  • 5 frames (minimum)
  • 2 internet sources
  • Works Cited page MLA style/ Use WorksCited4U (my favorite) or  Easybib
  • 2 pictures (URL in small font under picture)


Week of November 25, 2013
Day Homework
Writing/Tests/Quizzes
Monday Chapter 4 Workbook Sections 3-5 (Due Tuesday 11/26)
Poem Requirements: 2 stanzas, your choice rhyme scheme, end rhymes,
one alliteration
Sneetches Quiz
Nile River of Gods Quiz
Tuesday
Happy Thanksgiving!



Week of November 18, 2013
Day Homework
Writing/Tests/Quizzes
Monday Chapter 4 (Ancient Civ) Flash Cards (Due Tuesday)
Chapter 4 Section 1 and 2 Cornell Notes (Due Tuesday)
Chapter 4 Workbook Sections 1-2 (Due Wednesday)
Chapter 4 Workbook Sections 3-5 (Due Tuesday 11/26)

Tuesday
Readers Response (Due Wednesday)
Chapter 4 Workbook Sections 1-2 (Due Wednesday)
Ancient Egypt Internet Scavenger Hunt:m Geography (Due Friday)

Wednesday



Thursday

Study for Spelling/Vocab Test: Review Flash Cards


Friday


Spelling/Vocab Test



Week of November 8, 2013

It is the beginning of a new quarter which means it's a fresh start for everyone!  So, continue reading, taking your AR quizzes, completing your assignments, turning them in on time, and you will be even more successful this quarter!

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Day Homework
Writing/Tests/Quizzes
Monday Chapter 3 (Ancient Civ) Flash Cards (Due Tuesday)
Academic Summary "Get Ready to Celebrate Diwali" (Due Friday)

Tuesday


Wednesday


Ch. 3 Quiz
Thursday



Friday


Vocab Test




Week of October 28, 2013

First quarter ends this Friday, November 1st. The last day to take AR quizzes is Friday during class. So read, read, read!!


HOMEWORK
Read your AR book EVERY NIGHT for 20-30 minutes! Minimum 150 minutes per week!

Monday:
Academic Summary
Chapter 3 Sec 1 and 2 Cornell Note
Mesopotamia PowerPoint

Tuesday:
Computer Lab
Mesopotamia PowerPoint
Mesopotamia Internet Scavenger Hunt
Due: Ch 3 Section 3 Workbook

Wednesday:
Computer Lab
Mesopotamia PowerPoint
Mesopotamia Internet Scavenger Hunt

Thursday:
Mesopotamia Video
Due: Ch 3 Section 4 Workbook

Friday:
Mesopotamia Video
Due: Academic Summary, Last day to take AR quiz!

Resources:


Week of September 30, 2013

Archaeology Quiz on TUESDAY, October 1st.

Please Note: I know I said I NEVER give Extra Credit, but that's not exactly true. I forgot to mention that I DO give extra credit for AR. There are two ways you can earn extra credit:
1) I will give you extra credit if you go over your AR goal: 5 points for every 10% up to 150%!
2) You can do ONE extra Reading Response each week that will go towards your homework grade.

So, extra credit doesn't mean don't do your work. I expect you to complete ALL of your work! Extra credit will help those who haven't received full credit on assignments.

HOMEWORK
Read your AR book EVERY NIGHT for 20-30 minutes! Minimum 150 minutes per week!
(Updated 9/16/13)

Day

Homework Due

Tests/Quizzes

Tuesday

Chapter 2: Section 1 and 2 Flash cards (total of 9 vocabulary words in blue, boldface)

Archaeology Quiz

Wednesday




Thursday

Holes Check: Chapters 1-25 and Paragraphs 1-3
Chapter 2 Cornell Notes


Friday





Week of September 23, 2013

Note: Please study Chapter 1 Flash Cards every night! Also, review your Cornell Notes. There will be an Archaeology Quiz this Friday on your vocab words.

Also, have you been reading your AR book? I reviewed the data today and many of you have not taken a single quiz. AR is 10% of your grade. Please read and take quizzes! Quizzes can ONLY be taken in MY class, not the library.

Finally, some of you are turning in your homework on a regular basis, but some of you need great improvement. Homework is due on the DUE DATE. The only exception is if you are sick. I had over twenty students serve lunch detention today. This is unacceptable. Please complete your homework by the due date. Your success is up to YOU!!

For Holes assignments, look on the tab bar to the left.

HOMEWORK
Read your AR book EVERY NIGHT for 20-30 minutes! Minimum 150 minutes per week!
(Updated 9/16/13)
Day Homework Due Tests/Quizzes
Tuesday Ancient Civ Workbook Chapter 1 (check your progress and check points only)
Chapter 1 Cornell Notes

Wednesday Parent Signature Holes


Thursday
Chapters 6-8 Holes and Paragraph 1

Friday

Archaeology Quiz



Week of September 16, 2013

Tuesday night's flash cards: the definitions should have been written down in class using your textbook. But, not to worry! Since there was a sub today, you will be able to finish tomorrow in class. See you tomorrow!
-Ms. Canavan


HOMEWORK
Read your AR book EVERY NIGHT for 20-30 minutes! Minimum 150 minutes per week!
(Updated 9/16/13)
Day Homework Due Tests/Quizzes
Tuesday "All Summer in A Day" Vocab Flash Cards (see below)

Wednesday

Thursday


Friday

All Summer in A Day Quiz
Monday Nights Homework
4 flash cards only on the following words:

1) slackening (verb) lessening; slowing down.


2) surged (verb) moved in a wave


3) resilient (adj) springy; quick to recover

4) savored (verb) delighted in




Week of September 10, 2013


HOMEWORK

Read your AR book EVERY NIGHT for 20 minutes!
(Updated 9/10/13)
Day Homework Due Tests/Quizzes
Tuesday Lesson 2 Flashcards

Wednesday

Thursday
Readers Response

Friday

Lesson 2 Vocab Packet

World Map

Lesson 2 Vocabulary Test

Geography Quiz






Week of September 3, 2013

Welcome back from a (hopefully) fun-filled three day weekend! Our first week of school is behind us and we are now looking forward to a year of learning in exciting new ways!

In Language Arts we will be analyzing the elements of a story and reading the short story "Just Once." In History, we will be starting our very short Geography Unit. Geography will be integrated in every History unit, but this week we will review the basics.


HOMEWORK
Read your AR book EVERY NIGHT for 20 minutes!
(Updated 9/4/13)
Day Homework Due Tests/Quizzes
Tuesday Supplies and AR book (www.arbookfind.com)
Wednesday

Lesson 1 Flash Cards
Locating the Continents and Oceans Handout


Thursday


As the World Turns Handout


Friday

Wherever You Go, There You Are! Handout
Just Once Lit Questions

Just Once Quiz
Lesson 1 Vocabulary Test


Lesson 1 Vocabulary Definitions can be found by clicking here.

28, 2013
Welcome students and families to the 2013/2014 school year!

I am very excited about working with this new group of students. For information related to Ms. Canavan's classes, please see the syallabi for Humanities and Intro to Computer Technology. You will be able to find a full course description, homework and grading policies, and much more. I not only teach academics at a high standard while integrating technology, but I also teach organization, study, and life skills that will help students be successful in all of their classes.

The transition to middle school can be a stressful situation for many young people. Students go from having one teacher to four or more. The academic expectations are increased, and the introduction of letter grades can create added pressure.
The beginning of sixth grade is full of uncertainty, but rest assured students will not only make it through, but they will grow in confidence, independence, and excellence!

Looking forward to a great year!
Ms. Canavan

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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Pete Carroll

"Be yourself...you have to trust in what you believe. You have to trust in who you are." -Russell Wilson

Excellence is in all of us. It is not reserved only for the few. What things can YOU do at home and in school to achieve excellence?

Use Your Words Wisely!
Speak with kindness and respect.

Be Accountable!
Take responsibility and face challenges with grace.

Focus!
Pause often and set aside time for your big dreams.

Be Determined!
Just like Russell Wilson in the video, with perseverance, the right perspective, and great purpose, you will reach your GOALS...you will achieve EXCELLENCE!