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  • Week of 6/9/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 6/7/2019

    Due Monday, 6/9/19:

    - Return your RoG book today. Also, by now you should have returned your MAD books, lit. circle books, and any classroom library or IMC books you've borrowed.

    - Greek myths/Olympians quiz THURSDAY (use your "baseball cards" to study like flashcards/Quizlet 10-20 mins each night). If you completed your packet thoroughly and carefully, and study a little each night, you should do fine.  

     

    Due Tuesday:

    - Myth performances start today!

    - Greek myths/Olympians quiz THURSDAY (use your "baseball cards" to study like flashcards/Quizlet 10-20 mins each night). If you completed your packet thoroughly and carefully, and study a little each night, you should do fine. 

     

    Due Wednesday:

    - Greek myths/Olympians quiz THURSDAY (use your "baseball cards" to study like flashcards/Quizlet 10-20 mins each night). If you completed your packet thoroughly and carefully, and study a little each night, you should do fine. 

    - Myth performances start today!

     

    Due Thursday:

    - Greek myths/Olympians quiz TODAY (use your "baseball cards" to study like flashcards/Quizlet 10-20 mins each night). If you completed your packet thoroughly and carefully, and study a little each night, you should do fine. 

     

    Due Friday: Be sure to be at school by 6:45 for our 7AM departure for Maine! Put sunscreen and bug spray on in advance, PLEASE!

     

    Looking ahad: Monday is Field Day! Dress to be outside, active, etc. Wear sunscreen!!!!

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  • Week of 6/3/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/30/2019

    Due Monday, 6/3/19 - Welcome June! Wow, time flies when you're having a great school year! 

    1) Please return your MAD (Message of Ancient Days) textbook today. The number you return needs to match the number you were given in August.

    2) Be sure to have your lit. circle book and related notes (packet) in class today to refer to as you write our on-demand theme essay (which we planned for on Friday).

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) Please return your lit. circle book today. The number you return needs to match the number you were given when this unit began.

    2) Greek polis (city-state) flags/banners/standards due today. Work at home for 10+ mins. on your polis group work, based on in-class to-do/jobs lists.

     

    Due Wednesday: 

    1)  Olympics readings and questions form (on gClassroom) - this was assigned last week. It can be done in school or at home (your choice, as long as it's done by today). 

    2) Greek "Olympics" today (weather permitting) - dress to be outside in the afternoon, please. Have your group's chant/slogan memorized and ready to share (your group prepare in class during work/choice times).

     

    Due Thursday:

     1) Optional/encouraged - memorize your polis' poem to recite to the class.

    2) Polis slideshows and map should be ready, but you can have until Monday if you really need the extra time. Spend time on these at home as needed (based on group to-do/jobs lists from class).

     

    Due Friday:

    1) Remaining myths baseball cards due. Start studying like flashcards 10 mins. every night until the quiz (middle of next week, date TBA).

    2) Polis' unique myth FULL draft (group effort) - share with Mr. Roy on gDrive. Start revising, rehearsing, getting props/basic costumes together.  They will be needed by Tuesday, June 11th so you can rehearse properly before the performances Wednesday, weather permitting. Work at home for 10+ mins. on your polis group work, based on in-class to-do/jobs lists.

     

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    Note: There has been lots of time in class to do the vast majority of what's listed in this color above. Any work needed to be done at home is most likely either going above and beyond (cool!) or catch-up work, and shouldn't take too long in most cases.

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  • Week of 5/27/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/23/2019

    Monday, 5/27 - No School: Memorial Day. Pause and reflect in honor of our servicepeople & veterans. 

     

    Tuesday, 5/28:

     

    Wednesday, 5/29:

    1) Lit. Circle Meeting today - read and do box notes before class today.

    2) Error Monitoring Form (Re-do form) for anyone who earned under 80% on the Quotation Marks Quiz last week. Not sure which questions you got wrong? Email Mr. Roy for info. 

     

    Thursday, 5/30:

    Math: Data Unit Test 

    Friday, 5/31:

    Math: Data Project DUE today (project from last 2 weeks), finish Data Unit Test and/or start Data Extension Questions

    1) Lit. Circle Meeting today - read and do box notes before class today. ALL BOOKS finished.

    2) Greek Myths - Reading & "Baseball Cards", Column 1: Zeus to Apollo in your packet due. This should mostly have been done in school this week and last.

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  • Week of 5/20/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/16/2019

    Due Monday: 

    1) Greece "MOTD" sheet (if not already finished in class)

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) 2nd Lit. Circle mtg. today. Read & do the notes.

    2) Finish Greek Daily Life Webquest (if not finished in class Monday and last week)

     

    Due Wednesday:

     1) Keep reading for lit. circles.

     2) 10+ mins on group city-state project

     

    Due Thursday:

    NO UNIT TEST IN MATH. We will have the Data Unit Test next week, Thursday 5/30/19.

    1) Keep reading for lit. circles.

    2) 10+ mins on group city-state project 

    Due Friday:

    1) Quotation marks and apostrohphes (quick) quiz - similar to the practice sentences we did in class last week. Review the rules in RoG and you should be all set. If you got a lot wrong in RoG chapters 11 & 12, seek Mr. Roy our at WIN before today.

    2) Lit. Circle Meeting today - be ready w/reading and "box notes".

    3) 10+ mins. on group city-state project

     

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  • Week of 5/13/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/9/2019

    Due Monday:

    1) Read the "Info. Textd/News Quizam" study guide AND start studying every night by following the instructions.

    2) Hand-in your Greece stations/readings summary notes sheet (should have already been done wth the sub last Tuesday) 

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) Keep working/studying for the quizam mentioned above. At least 10-15 mins. each night.

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) Keep working/studying for the quizam mentioned above. At least 10-15 mins. each night.

     

    Due Thursday: Early release day (1/2 day) for teacher meetings

    1) Keep working/studying for the quizam mentioned above. At least 10-15 mins. each night.

     

    Due Friday:

    1) Info. Texts/News Quizam today. Study guide is on gClassroom, as has been explained.

    2) 1st lit. circle meeting (do reading as agreed to by your group, and complete at least one strategy box on the first Notice & Note box page in your packet using Contrasts and Contradictions). 

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  • Week of 5/6/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/2/2019

    Due Monday, 5/6: Just keep on reading! :-)

     

    Due Tuesday:

     

    Due Wednesday: Math MCAS today. Get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.

     

    Due Thursday: Math MCAS today. Get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.

     

    Due Friday:

    1) Greece stations summary notes sheet (pick 1 side to do), if not finished in class on Tues.

    2) Rules of the Game grammar book chapters 11 & 12, if not finished in class on Tues.

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  • Week of 4/29

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 4/25/2019

    Due Monday:

    Math: Algbraic situation packet (all 4 problems). Graph as best you can, I know that the graphs are small, so fit in as much as you can, we'll talk more in class about your experiences with this assignment. **Cell phone problem: use $465 NOT $455

    1) 10-20 mins. work on your group's Egypt museum project as needed. Not sure? check your to-do list and the project overviews, instructions, and rubric on gClassroom.

    2) Full, proofread printed-out draft of news article (a lot of this should have gotten done last week in school and at home).

    3) Due by the END of class today: News Article Check-in (on gClassroom, you can elect to do this over the weekend if you want more time in class for project work).

    Due Tuesday:

    1) 20+ mins. work on your group's Egypt museum project as needed. Not sure? check your to-do list and the project overviews, instructions, and rubric on gClassroom.

    2) 20+ mins. work on your news article mini-project as needed (proofread revise, improve. Not sure? check the project overviews, rubrics, and guides on gClassroom.

     

    Science:

    Due at the beginning of class. 

    House Chart 

    Research Notes 

    Whatever you have done you have in your essay for peer review. 

     

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) 20+ mins. work on your group's Egypt museum project as needed. Not sure? Check your to-do list and the project overviews, instructions, and rubric on gClassroom.

    2) FINAL peer reviewed (by at least one person from another project group who is doing the same kind of article), checked w/COPS, and printed out news article.

     

    Due Thursday:

    1) 10-20 mins. work on your group's Egypt museum project as needed. Not sure? check your to-do list and the project overviews, instructions, and rubric on gClassroom.

    2) 10-20 mins. work on your news article project. Not sure? Check your to-do list and the project overviews, guides/outlnes, and rubric on gClassroom.

     

    Due Friday: Museum (for students and faculty) today! 

    1) Bring in any last minute project improvements, props, etc. for the Columbia Museum of Ancient Egypt. 

     

    Science 

    Physical Copy of your Final Draft 
    The rough draft that was peer-reviewed 
    Peer review worksheet 
    House Chart 
    Research Notes

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  • Week of 4/22/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 4/12/2019

    Due Monday, 4/22/19:

    Welcome back from vacation! We hope you had a great week off!

    Be sure to keep on reading.

     

    Due Tuesday, 4/23/19:

    1) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) on any remaining elements of your group's Egypt project (not sure? check your to-do list from class).

    2) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) working through the required slide shows, etc. for the Newspaper mini-unit we started on Monday (see gClassroom).

     

    Due Wednesday, 4/24/19:

    1) Progress folders reviewed by Mr. Roy are due back today, with parent signature on the Progress Review Sheet.

    2) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) on any remaining elements of your group's Egypt project (not sure? check your to-do list from class).

    3) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) working through the required slide shows, etc. for the Newspaper mini-unit we started on Monday. The nonfiction text features slideshow viewing and question/notes sheet must be done by today (in class and homework).

     

    Due Thursday, 4/25/19:

    1) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) on any remaining elements of your group's Egypt project (not sure? check your to-do list from class).

    2) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) working through the required slide shows, etc. for the Newspaper mini-unit we started on Monday (see gClassroom).

     

    Due Friday, 4/26/19:

    Math: Back page of algebraic situations

    1) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) on any remaining elements of your group's Egypt project (not sure? check your to-do list from class). Written/recorded items are due by the end of class today.

    2) Spend 10-20 mins. (more needed depending on how you used your time in class) working through the required slide shows, etc. for the Newspaper mini-unit we started on Monday (see gClassroom).  Drafts/outlines due this morning!

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  • Week of 4/15/19: No School, vacation week!

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 4/12/2019
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  • Week of April 8th, 2019

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 4/4/2019

    Due Monday, 4/8/19:

    1) Keep on doing some independent reading as discussed in the fall!

    2) If your Progress Folder was reviewed by Mr. Murray,it has been returned to you (not doing this by last name initial this time). Please get it signed and review it with a parent/guardian. Be ready to return it to Mr.Roy on this day.

     

    Due Tuesday, 4/9/19:

     

    Due Wednesday, 4/10/19:

    1) Group norms/agreements check-in form (started in class Tuesday). Also available to print out on gClassroom.

     

    Due Thursday, 4/11/19:

    1) What can YOU do at home to help your Egypt group make more progress? Check your personal and group to-do lists (in yellow folders, OK to take home as long as you bring back).

     

    Due Friday, 4/12/19:

    1) All models, structures, etc. for Egypt Project due at the start of classes today. 

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