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  •  Welcome to Team Columbia! Here you can find important announcements for the upcoming week, homework assignments, and class websites. For specific information about your classes, click on the websites below. 

     

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  • Week of 5/21/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/18/2018

    Due Monday, 5/21: Your displays look great so far! "Pyracastle" group, please be sure to bring in all of your written materials, backdrop/poster, etc. I have your model in the classroom, but that's all I could find on Friday last period as I finished the set-up.

    1) Keep on doing your independent reading. Need a new book now that our lit. circles are done? Check the "I just finished another book!" wall in rm. 371.

    2) Egypt museum/news reporter simulation today. Be sure to bring-in any last-minute materials. Charlotte (from MOS) returns to see your projects today!

     

    Due Tuesday, 5/22: 

    1) scrib/script vocab. quiz

    2) Repoters notes sheet packet (from museum - as much as you can do, and then you can fill in any gaps tomorrow).

     

    Due Wednesday, 5/23:

    1) Full draft of llt. circle theme essay (instructions, rubric, etc. are on Google Classroom) - moved from Tues.

    2) Reporters notes sheet packet 100% done.

     

    Due Thursday, 5/24:

    1) Do your article's part of your group's "Newspaper Writing Guide" on Google Classroom. We will have some time in class to do this on Tuesday, but please finish at home as needed.

    2) FINAL proofread theme essay - submit to gClassroom. Check rubric on gClassroom first! - moved from Wed.

     

    Due Friday, 5/25

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  • Week of 5/14/18:

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/9/2018

    Due Monday, 5/14/18:

    1) "graph" vocab. quiz today in class

    2) 20-30 mins. work OYO for your group Egypt project

     

    Due Tuesday, 5/15/18:

    1) Lit. Circle Meeting today - do reading, and 5 rows of 3 column notes. Don't forget to use the "signpost" strategies! Last meeting is today for most groups, unless you have told Mr. Roy IN ADVANCE (by last Friday) that you need more time.

    2) Nearly finished group Egypt project (model, backdrop, text, etc.), 20-30 mins. work OYO for your group Egypt project

    3) Vocab. flashcards for "scrib, script" list. Quiz Monday.

     

    Due Wednesday, 5/16/18:

    1) Egypt group project museum display - keep on working! Finished display due TOMORROW!

     

    Due Thursday, 5/17/18:

    1) Pyramid SHEG essay rewrites (if you earned a "Not Yet"/75%) - check gClassroom for your grade. Revise and resubmit online. No "Error Monitoring Form/EMF. - this is an extension from being due Wednesday only for the students who asked for it or missed the real due date.

     

    Due Friday, 5/18/18: All lit. circle book reading should have concluded by now (including the 1 or 2 groups who asked for an extension)

    1)Final Egypt museum displays due today. 20-30 minutes of work at home as needed. Displays need to be 99% ready to go!

    2) Notice & Note Check-in corrections if you earned under an 80% equivalent out of 12 pts. (to be done on paper - you would have received a print-out in your mailbox - use an Error Monitoring Form [EMF] as provided). 

    3) Egypt groups need to decide who in each group will write each kind of article by today (see GoogleClassroom for more info.)

     

    Announcement: Not receiving alerts when a teacher returns graded work or sends you a message in Google Classroom? Look here for how to fix that:  LINK

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  • Week of 5/7/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/3/2018

    Due Monday, 5/7:

    1) Keep up with your reading!

    2) "pro" vocab. quiz today

    - Museum professional visit today to help your Egypt group move from making something for an ancient pharaoh to preserving it for educating modern people thousands of years later!

     

    Due Tuesday, 5/8: Math MCAS today. BE SURE TO BRING A SILENT READING BOOK (OR 2).

    1) Vocab. flashcards for "graph" list on gClassroom. Quiz Monday.

    2) 20+ mins. OYO (on your own) work for your Egypt project.

     

    Due Wednesday, 5/9:

    1) Lit. circle reading and notes (5 rows of 3 column notes, per instructions).

    2) 20+ mins. OYO (on your own) work for your Egypt project.

     

    Due Thursday, 5/10: Math MCAS today. BE SURE TO BRING A SILENT READING BOOK (OR 2).

    1) Reminder: check Google Classroom for new grades and due dates regularly!

    2) 20+ mins. OYO (on your own) work for your Egypt project.

    3) Optional, but encouraged bonus: post an answer to the question about Charlotte's visit (on gClassroom) 

     

    Due Friday, 5/11:

    1) Lit. circle reading and notes (5 rows of 3 column notes, per instructions).

    2) 20+ mins. OYO (on your own) work for your Egypt project.

     

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  • Week of 4/30/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 4/26/2018

    Due Monday, 4/30

    Maths: Investigation 3.1 and 3.2 (classwork and homework from last Tue).

    MCAS review packet and Variables & Patterns Additional Practice Sheet (Classwork from last Thur).

    Mode, median, mean and range worksheet and Line Plots & histogram sheet (classwork from last Friday).

    1) Keep up with your reading! Remember, lit. circle books can count for your 2-2.5 hours of independent reading per week (minimum), but if you read ahead you MUST work hard not to reveal anything in the plot to your group members.

    2)  il, im, in, ir vocab quiz today

    Due Tuesday, 5/1 - Yay for May! - Half day for 6th graders (5th graders visit in the afternoon)

    1) Vocab. flashcards for "pro" list (on gClassroom) - quiz on Monday

    2) Spend 20+ mins. working "on your own" for your group's Egypt project (planning, making, revising, additional research as needed).

    3) Lit. circle meeting today - read & take notes (5 rows of 3 column notes - check instructions on gClassroom)

     

    Due Wednesday, 5/2

    1) Keep up with your lit. circle reading and notes. Next meeting is Friday.

    2) Study your vocab. for Monday's quiz.

    3) Egypt Quiz corrections (if you earned less than an 80%) - if so, your quiz would have been returned to you in paper form (in your mailbox). 

    4) Spend 20+ mins. working "on your own" for your group's Egypt project (planning, making, revising, additional research as needed).

     

    Due Thursday, 5/3

    1) Keep up with your lit. circle reading and notes. 

    2) Study your vocab. for Monday's quiz. (list is on gClassroom, as always)

    3) Spend 20+ mins. working "on your own" for your group's Egypt project (planning, making, revising, additional research as needed). Your group's proposal (writing and diagram/"blueprint") due to Pharaoh today! Share via Google Drive (to Mr. Roy) AND print out. See instructions on the sheet Mr. Roy gave out on Monday and/or on gClassroom.

     

    Due Friday, 5/4

    1) Study your vocab. for Monday's quiz using the flashcard you were supposed to make (list is on gClassroom, as always).

    2) Lit. circle meeting today (complete your reading and 5 rows of 3 column notes). Instructions are posted on gClassroom.

    3) Spend 20+ mins. working "on your own" for your group's Egypt project (planning, making, revising, additional research as needed).

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  • Week of 4/23/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 4/21/2018

    Due Monday, 4/23: 

    Welcome back! We hope you had a great vacation!

    Keep on doing that independent reading!

     

    Due Tuesday, 4/24: REMINDER - if you did not yet post to our historical fiction Padlet, please do so now. Instructions and link on gClassroom.

    1) 20-30 mins of research for Egypt project (library resources can be found here: http://lps-lexingtonma.libguides.com/ancientciv/egypt), use your CART notes packet and try out our Notice and Note Non-fiction Strategies from class.

    2) Flashcards for il, im, in, ir vocab. (see gClassroom)

    3) Padlet (watch video and find link & password on gClassroom) - last chance to finish this! It is now late.

    Due Wednesday:

    Maths: None

    1) 20-30 mins of research for Egypt project (library resources can be found here: http://lps-lexingtonma.libguides.com/ancientciv/egypt), use your CART notes packet and try out our Notice and Note Non-fiction Strategies from class.

     

    Due Thursday: REMINDER - start your lit. circle reading and notes Wednesday night!

    Maths: Anything you did not finish in class yesterday.

    1) 20-30 mins of research for Egypt project (library resources can be found here: http://lps-lexingtonma.libguides.com/ancientciv/egypt), use your CART notes packet and try out our Notice and Note Non-fiction Strategies from class. In-class research time is more-or-less over now.

    2) Signed Prorgress Folder form (yellow sheet) and review of folder contents with parent/guardian.

    3) Egypt geography quiz today. Use the Quizlet stack (see Mr. Roy's gClassroom) to study.

     

    Due Friday:

    Maths: Anything you did not finish in class yesterday.

    1) 20-30 mins of research for Egypt project, as needed (library resources can be found here: http://lps-lexingtonma.libguides.com/ancientciv/egypt), use your CART notes packet and try out our Notice and Note Non-fiction Strategies from class. In-class research time is more-or-less over now.

    2) 1st Lit. circle reading & 5 rows of 3-column notes (specific instructions will be given in class, and posted on gClassroom under the "Literacy" topic).

    3) Mummy webquest packet re-dos (not common, but must be done if you earned a √-).

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  • Week of 4/9/18

    Posted by Kristen Rangel on 4/6/2018

    Due Monday 4/9/18

    1) Maths: Pgs 87-93, do numbers 1-4, 8, 9, 31, 32, 36-39

    2) Keep on doing your independent reading of at least 2 hours per week outside of school.

    Due Tuesday 4/10/18

    Maths: Volume worksheet

    1) If you encountered an error on NoRedInk, please try again to finish your Commas pre-assessment. It has been updated. This is only for the students who couldn't complete it last week.

    2) Pyramids SHEG essay full draft due. You will have 15-20 mins to work on this in class on Monday, but please don't wait until then to plan your essay (as worked on in class last week), and writing your draft.

    3) "I just finished another book" card for indepdent reading (you can find cards to print out on Google Classroom, or take a paper one from the little drawer near the ELMO in the classroom.

    Due Wednesday 4/11/18

    Maths: Whatever you did not finish in the Geometry packet (from class).

    1) At least one peer review of your Pyramids SHEG essay. Be sure to read your work aloud to yourself as well to help with proofreading. Use the COPS checklist (available to print/refer to on gClassroom).

    2) Egypt geography review game in class on Friday. Study the Quizlet Stack on gClassroom a little each night so you're ready!

    Due Thursday 4/12/18

    1) Final SHEG Pyramids SHEG essay submitted to Google Classroom. Be sure to read all instructions and use the forms, rubrics, and checklists on gClassroom.

    2) Egypt geography review game in class on Friday. Study the Quizlet Stack on gClassroom a little each night so you're ready!

    3) Finish mummification webquest packet if not completed in class (distributed/assigned on Wednesday)

     

    Due Friday 4/13/18 - Vacation starts at 2:51 today. Be sure to do your best and get THROUGH the finish line successfully!

    Maths: Finish Investigation 1.2, A, B & C only (Classwork from yesterday), Quiz corrections, Investigation 1.4 A & B only

    1) Egypt geography review game in class today. Study the Quizlet Stack on gClassroom a little each night so you're ready!

    2) Watch the video and post to the padlet about historical fiction and research (all explained on Mr. Roy's gClassroom).

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  • Week of 4/2/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 3/29/2018

    Due Monday, 4/2/18:

    Keep on doing your independent reading!

    As usual, please be sure to check gClassroom at least weekly for grades, comments, and announcements.

     

    Due Tuesday, 4/3:  ELA MCAS today. Be sure to bring at least one long independent reading book to school on Tues & Thurs in case you finish the MCAS early.

    1) Get rest, eat a good breakfast, bring a book to schoool (you MUST have your reading material when you arrive to school - don't wait to go to the IMC, and you cannot get books from classroom libraries on the day of the test). Testing is in homerooms.

     

    Due Wednesday. 4/4:

    Maths: D-57 Sheet if you did not turn it in on Tue.

    1) "Who should you work with?" sheet - was in your mailboxes last week. Be ready to hand this in to Mr. Roy in class today.

    2) City-state/Mesopotamia RAFT writiing (submit on gClassroom)

     

    Due Thursday, 4/5: ELA MCAS today. Be sure to bring at least one long independent reading book to school on Tues & Thurs in case you finish the MCAS early

    1) Get rest, eat a good breakfast, bring a book to schoool (you MUST have your reading material when you arrive to school - don't wait to go to the IMC, and you cannot get books from classroom libraries on the day of the test). Testing is in homerooms.

    2) Mesopotamia Unit Reflection form on gClassroom (if not done in class earlier this week).

    Due Friday, 4/6: End of Term 3. 

    Maths: Any graphing sheet that did not get finished on Thursday, nets and 3-D properties sheet, Perimeter and Area Sheet

    1) Complete the "Commas Pre-Test" on NoRedInk.com (you can find the link on our Google Classroom). Do this on your own, without help. Just do your best and don't worry about what you do/do not know yet. The purpose of this is for Mr. Roy to see where our class is and how he should proceed with instruction about commas. 

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  • Week of 3/26/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 3/23/2018

    Due Monday, 3/26 - Reminder: Check Google Classroom for announcements and returned work at least once weekly.

    1) Read 2.5 hours each week (outside of school) - pick a great novel, biography, etc!

    2) 12 Power Words Quiz in Mr. Roy's classes today. Use Quizlet and/or the cut-out flashcards to study. 

     

    Due Tuesday, 3/27

    1) Full, typed draft of your poetry compare & contrast mini-essay.

    2) All city-state individual work (except RAFT essay, which is WEDNESDAY week - will be explained in class). Sharing day (for group projects) tomorrow. Group work time in class today (last chance).

     Science: 

    Rough Draft of essay on climate change due in class tomorrow, Physical and in class because we are going to be doing a peer-review process.
     
     
    Due Wednesday, 3/28

    1) All groups need to be ready to share their city-states today 

    2) Proofread your poetry compare & contrast mini-essay, and get one peer review (you will have some time in class for peer reviews on Tuesday) using the rubric, COPS list, etc. on gClassroom.

    3) Lit. Circle book poll (read the book descriptions AND submit your requests - both are required!) on gClassroom.
     

    Due Thursday, 3/29

    Maths: Finish Classwork from Investigation 2 (triangles).

    1) Final poetry compare & contrast mini-essay due on gClassroom

    2) Progress Folder w/4work samples for Mr. Roy to review (if a work sample cannot be printed/isn't written on paper and put in the folder, put a note in the folder telling Mr. Roy and your parents where they can find the work).

     

    Friday, 3/30 - No School (Good Friday)

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  • Week of March 19, 2018

    Posted by Kristen Rangel on 3/16/2018

    Due Monday 3/19/18

    Maths:This was Thursday and Friday classwork, whatever you do not fiinish is due on Monday. Unit Test next Tue 3/20

    Pg 20-21, #'s 27, 33-38

    Pg 24, #'s 62-64

    Pg. 40, #'s 28-35

    Pg. 56, #'s 11-13

    Pg. 73, #'s 1-4

    Pg. 74, #'s 16-21, 23-28

     

    Due Tuesday 3/20/18

    Maths: Let's Be Rational Unit Test 

    Hums:

    1) spend time each night this week working on your part of your group's city-state project so it will be ready to share early next week.

    2) study the 12 Power Words (look on gClassroom) a bit each night 

     

    Due Wednesday 3/21/18

    Maths: Let's Be Rational Extension Questions

    Hums:

    1) spend time each night this week working on your part of your group's city-state project so it will be ready to share early next week.

    2) study the 12 Power Words (look on gClassroom) a bit each night 

    3) Finish Egypt Stations Packet if not done in class (you should be on the last page before school ends Tuesday).

     

    Due Thursday 3/22/18 - MFA Trip today! Bring a lunch w/drink. You will NOT be going to the museum giftshop, so no need to bring money. DO bring your materials for ALL classes to school (but NOT with us to the MFA) just in case and because we should be back in time for your last period class. If school is delayed due to snow, the trip will need to be rescheduled.

    Hums:

    1) spend time each night this week working on your part of your group's city-state project so it will be ready to share early next week.

    2) study the 12 Power Words (look on gClassroom) a bit each night

    3) Finish the quickwrite from class re: Explain, with evidence form the stations packet, 2 examples with which Ancient Egypt meets the criteria for a "civilization" as defined on p.140 in the MAD textbook (this was mostly done in class). If done on Google, please share the document with Mr. Roy.

     

    Due Friday 3/23/18

    Hums:

    1) spend time each night this week working on your part of your group's city-state project so it will be ready to share early next week.

    2) study the 12 Power Words (look on gClassroom) a bit each night 

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  • Week of March 12, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 3/12/2018

    Don't forget!  Students and families are invited to the Clarke 6th Grade Poetry Night on Monday, 3/19 (6:30PM-7:30PM). Information about this event was emailed to famlies. Please RSVP using this form: link 

    Due Monday, 3/12/18

    Welcome back!

    Keep reading 2.5 hours outside of school each week!

     

    Due Tuesday, 3/13/18 (snow day #6)

     

    Due Wednesday, 3/14/18 (snow day #7!!!!)

     

    Due Thursday, 3/15/18 - REMINDER - if you recorded a video (greenscreen, iMovie) and/or music for your poetry project, please share it with Mr. Roy and Mrs. Kelly (jroy and ckelly) on Google Drive.

    1) Mid-east Physical Features Quiz re-dos (use a green EMF form from the classroom)

    2) By the END of today - submit your artist's statement for your poetry project to gClassroom (if we have a snowday today, this is due at the end of the day we return).

     

    Due Friday, 3/16/18

    1) Poetry Vocab. Quiz re-dos (you would have receieved a note about this with instructions and #s wrong in your classroom mailbox by Monday if you needed to do this).  

    Maths:This was Thursday and Friday classwork, whatever you do not fiinish is due on Monday. Unit Test next Tue 3/20

    Pg 20-21, #'s 27, 33-38

    Pg 24, #'s 62-64

    Pg. 40, #'s 28-35

    Pg. 56, #'s 11-13

    Pg. 73, #'s 1-4

    Pg. 74, #'s 16-21, 23-28

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