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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. 

     

    Columbia space craft taking off.

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  • Week of 1/21/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 1/18/2019

    Due Monday:

    No School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

    Due Tuesday: 

    Signed Progress Folder form. Please go over the form and the folder's contents with you adult caregivers (applies only to those students in the 1st half of the alphabet in each class group, by last name). 

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) For 2nd half of the alphabet only: complete your progress folder (parts 1-9), and assemble work samples in your folder. Turn those in to Mr. Roy today.

    2) Finish writing (in the graphic organizer on Google) and type up the intro. and first body paragraphs of your lit. analysis essay into a single, plain gDoc.

     

    Due Thursday:

     

    Due Friday:

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  • Week of January 14, 2019

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 1/12/2019

    Due Monday, 1/14/19:

    Math: Adding and subtracting strategies (in your workbook, 4th page, on the grid)

    1) Finish GE-Teach population settlement packet (if not finished in class on Thursday & Friday of last week). If you used your time efficiently, and were here both days last week for this, you should have very little to do (if anything) on this over the weekend. 

    2) Study the Middle East & Fertile Crescent map from class, AND Quizlet stack (on gClassroom) - the Quizlet stack shows what will be on the quiz this week. The map also has cities that may appear on future quizzes, and not all of the physical features covered. Quiz yourself using the Quizlet flashcards for at least 10 mins. every night M-Thurs. The quiz is on FRIDAY, as explained in class last week. If you cannot get into Quizlet, even after trying your LPS Google login, you can use the .pdf file I posted on the same spot in gClassroom.

     

    Due Tuesday:1) Round 2 Progress Folders (completed yellow form parts 1-9, folder w/work samples, etc.) for B-Ki last names (Red/Blue class) and B-Li last names (Yellow & Green class). Remember, the work you choose should be from across your work with both Mr. Murray AND Mr. Roy. Turn in your completed yellow form and folder to Mr. Roy today (Tuesday). Mr. Murray and Mr. Roy will review them and return them to you by Friday unless we announce otherwise. You will then show them to your families over the weekend. Parents should not sign the yellow form (parts 11-13) until Friday/the weekend. Thanks! 

    2) Study the Middle East & Fertile Crescent map from class, AND Quizlet stack (on gClassroom) - the Quizlet stack shows what will be on the quiz this week. The map also has cities that may appear on future quizzes, and not all of the physical features covered. Quiz yourself using the Quizlet flashcards for at least 10 mins. every night M-Thurs. The quiz is on FRIDAY, as explained in class last week. If you cannot get into Quizlet, even after trying your LPS Google login, you can use the .pdf file I posted on the same spot in gClassroom.

     3) Math: Using pages 20-25, choose 1 assignment: Mild: #27, or Medium; #28-30, or Spicy: #67-68. Do on a separate piece of paper.

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) Study the Middle East & Fertile Crescent map from class, AND Quizlet stack (on gClassroom) - see above.

     2) Math: Finish Inv. 2.1

     

    Due Thursday:

    1) Math: Finish Inv 2.2

    2) Study the Middle East & Fertile Crescent map from class, AND Quizlet stack (on gClassroom) - see above.

    3) Essay plan survey (gClassroom), if not finished in school on Wednesday.

    4) Mesopotamia mini-video collection & see, think, wonder notes (if not finished in class on Wednesday)

    Science: Complete the worksheet from class; for the video to answer the "what is going on question" See google classroom. 

     

    Due Friday:

    1) Middle East & Fertile Crescent Quiz in class today. See above for info.

    Math: ACE questions 1-5 all, page 37

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  • Week of 1/7/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 1/4/2019

    REMINDER - be sure to have your lit. circle book and notes in humanities class every day until further notice.

    Due Monday:

    1) Finish Otzi article reading and post your questions to gClassroom where indicated. Be sure to read the instructions carefully (most likely started, if not finished, in class on Friday).

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) Early Humans Test - everyone needs to get this signed by a parent/guardian and hand it back in, since it was a major end-of-project assessment. Revisions are also due today (ONLY if you scored below 80% equivalent).

     

    Due Wednesday:

     1) Otzi 3-circle Venn diagram (started in class on Tuesday). - be sure to mark this as done on gClassroom when finished.

     

    Due Thursday:

    Reading and Earth Model due in science class,  on the handout, draw a picture of a dinosaur in the upper left-hand corner for 5 extra points. 

     

    Due Friday:

    1) Fertile Crescent sheet and MAD reading (see sheet instructions) - be sure ot mark this as done on gClassroom when finished.

    2) Due at the END of the day (you'll need to finish over the weekend if you don't get this done in school): "Why are cities where they are?" GE Teach Packet. Be sure to mark this as done on gClassroom when you're finished.

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  • Week of 12/31/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 12/20/2018

    Monday, 12/31 - New Year's Eve (no school)

     

    Tuesday, 1/1 - Happy New Year! Welcome 2019! (no school)

     

    Wednesay, 1/2 - Welcome back!

    1) You should have no homework for Mr. Roy over vacation unless you have late items to make-up.

    2) Reminder: Be sure to have your RoG work for Chapter 9 in humanities class today (should have been done by Friday before vacation).

     

    Thursday, 1/3 - 

    1) Finish the MobyMax pre-assessment/"placement test", if not finished in class on Wednesday. Do not get help from anyone on this; just do your best. It is meant to help Mr. Roy see where you are in developing YOUR grammar skills (it won't affect your term grades, but will impact how we work with grammar going forward). After you sign-in, you should click the assignments icon (looks like a small sheet of paper with an A on it), and that will show you a link to the pre-assessment. Use the login information Mr. Roy gave you in class on the 1/4 pieces of paper.

     

    Friday, 1/4 - 

    1) Moana Packet (if you were here on Friday before vacation - it should have been done then anyway)

    2) Finish Otzi packet (if not finished in class, though it should have been)

    3) Watch the 5 minute video orientation to MobyMax (on gClassroom)

    Science: Plate Tectonics Quiz Due Today 

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  • Due Dates for the Week of 12/17/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 12/14/2018

    Due Monday, 12/17:

    1) Today you will hand-in your Agricultural Revolution sheet (the one with the mini-essay on the back). This was due Friday, but you can do any final revisions/edits you need to do over the weekend.

     

    Due Tuesday, 12/18:

    1) 4th lit. circle meeting (do reading & 3-column notes)

     

    Due Wednesday, 12/19:

     

    Due Thursday, 12/20:

    1) 5th and final lit. circle meeting (finish reading, do 3 column notes)

     

    Due Friday, 12/21: WIN sign-ups for after vacation will happen during homeroom today (since we return on a Wednesday) - Vacation starts at 2:51 today, and not sooner. Make sure you get through the finish line! :-)

    1) Rules of the Game, Chapter 9, "Run-ons" - started in class on Wednesday (please don't start sooner).

    2) Finish lit. circle Characterization sheet (should have been done or mostly done in class on Tues.) - you will need this after vacation. Keep it in your group's lit. circle folder in the classroom, please.

    3) Finsh lit. circle plot line sheet (should have been done or mostly done in class on Thursday) - you will need this after vacation. Keep it in your group's lit. circle folder in the classroom, please.

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  • Week of 12/10/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 12/6/2018

    Due Monday, 12/10: Reminder - have your lit. circle book in Mr. Roy's class every day.

    1) "I just finished another book" card (may have been finished in school)

    2) Continue to read over your Early Humans notes packet (from the games) and the study guide. Mini-Test on Wednesday. Be sure to check the study guide you were given as well.

     Math: Nothing

    Due Tuesday: Reminder - have your lit. circle book in Mr. Roy's class every day.

    1) 2nd Lit. Circle meeting. Do the reading as agreed to by your group. Do the three column notes as required (check the instructions on the top of that packet). 

    2) Continue to read over your Early Humans notes packet (from the games) and the study guide. Mini-Test on Wednesday. Be sure to check the study guide you were given as well.

     

    Due Wednesday: Reminder - have your lit. circle book in Mr. Roy's class every day.

    1) Early Humans Mini-Test today - Continue to read over your Early Humans notes packet (from the games) and the study guide. Mini-Test on Wednesday. Be sure to check the study guide you were given as well. Bring your notes to class, as this is an "open-notes" assessment.

     

    Due Thursday: Reminder - have your lit. circle book in Mr. Roy's class every day.

     Science: Pangea Puzzle due tomorrow; answer the question on google classroom 

    Due Friday: Reminder - have your lit. circle book in Mr. Roy's class every day.

    1) 3rd Lit. Circle meeting. Do the reading as agreed to by your group. Do the three column notes as required (check the instructions on the top of that packet). 

    2) Complete the mini-CER essay on the back of the Pro-Cons of the Agricultural Revolution sheet we started in class earlier this week.

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  • Week of 12/3/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 11/29/2018

    Due Monday, 12/3/18:

    1) Proofread, revise, improve your CER mini-essay that's due tomorrow. Check the formatting using the guide on gClassroom.

    2) Check-out the MLK Jr. essay contest information on the 6th Grade gClassroom posted by Mr. Davey.

     Math Round 3 finished

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) FINAL short story CER mini-essay due today. Submit on gClassroom. 

    2) M.A.D. read pages 120-126 and start vocab. packet/sheets (interim due date so you don't leave everything until Tuesday night).

     Math: Red class Tape Diagram packet:#2, 4, 5, 6.          Green class Tape Diagram packet:#2, 3, 4, 5, 6

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) M.A.D. read pages 127-133 and finish vocab. packet/sheets.

    2) RoG Sentence Fragments chapter (should be mostly done in class Tues, don't start until instructed).

     Math:Finish anything that was not done in class on Tuesday

     

    Due Thursday:

    1) Lit. circle meeting today - read pages as agreed to by your group, complete 5 rows of 3 column notes in your packet. Note that you should have completed the "prediction" part of the packet before doing the notes (see instructions). You need to have your book here daily.

     2) Science: Graph, Data sheet and questions due 

     

    Due Friday: Dismissal at 11:45 for parent conferences.

     Math: Parent Signature on Assessment Sheet for Comparing Bits & Pieces, Quiz on Tape Diagrams

    1) Continue to read over your Early Humans notes packet (from the games) and the study guide. Mini-Test on Wednesday.

     

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  • Week of 11/26/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 11/21/2018

    Due Monday, 11/26/18 - no homework due today. We hope you enjoyed the long holiday weekend!

    Welcome back! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and kept up with your independent reading! :-)

    Math: Nothing due

    Due Tuesday, 11/27/18

    1) Early Humans games finished (mostly done in school yesterday) and ready to share/play with classmates. This includes submitting

    2) Each group needs to have at least 2 copies of instructions PRINTED OUT w/its game.

     Math: Nothing due

     

    Due Wednesday, 11/28/18

    1) Lunch fight CER revisions (if you earned under 80%). Be sure to check all comments and the rubric on the essay before revising. When you're done, re-share the document w/Mr. Roy and make sure you set the sharing settings so that he receives a message. Not sure how to do that? "Ask three and then me."

    2)  3-5 quiz questions for Early Humans games per group via the gForm on Google Classroom. Be ready to share/play the games over the next few days.

     Math: Investigation 1.1 A-E

    Science: Complete the identification paragraph on google classroom: was the sample shown at the end of class a rock or a mineral? What evidence do you have to support that? 

     

    Due Thursday, 11/29/18

    1) Cotninue working on your DRAFT of the short story (fantasy fiction) CER mini-literary-essay, as planned and begun in class.

     

     Math: Round 1 packet: Go to page 11 in the packet and do Example #4 and the Practice Problems. DO NOT do page 10 examples 1-3

    Due Friday, 11/30/18

    1) FULL draft of your short story (fantasy fiction) CER mini-literary-essay (proofread, add/revise embedded quotes [evidence], etc.). See instructions on gClassroom. Bring it a copy printed out on PAPER. 

    2) "My Thoughts About this Project" sheet (pink). Remember, the driving question for this project was: "How can we make an educational board game to teacher our peers about an early hominid group?"

    Math:

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  • Week of 11/21/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 11/21/2018

    Due Monday, 11/19/18

    1) 

     

    Due Tuesday, 11/20/18

    1) Games mostly finished/ready for testing by 3PM today

     

     

    Due Wednesday, 11/21/18 - No team classes today

     

    Thursday - no school - Thanksgiving

     

    Friday - no school - Sleepy Day :-)

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  • Week of 11/12/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 11/8/2018

    Friendly Reminder: The Clarke canned food drive for the Lexington Food Pantry is ongoing through November 15th. Please bring canned food to your homeroom if you can donate/contribute. Thanks!

     

    Monday, 11/12 - No school for Veteran's Day

     

    Due Tuesday, 11/13: 

     

     

    Due Wednesday, 11/14:

    Math: 1.) Finish Inv 3.1 A & B if you did not finish in class. 2.) Do Investigation 3.2, page 68 in the textbook, A only. Use the workbook labsheet that is behind 3.1 labsheet. Labsheet 3.2 is not labeled, but it's right behind labsheet 3.1

    1) Watch the 3 game design videos from Ed on gClassroom (everyone, required). Make the extra credit checklist based on the video's tips (optional).

     

     

    Due Thursday, 11/15:

    Math: Conversion sheet (fractions, decimals & percents)

    1) Spend 20+ minutes on your Early Humans Game Project OYO (on your own = outside of class time, in addition to class time). 

     

    Due Friday, 11/16:

    Math: Study Guide due next Monday: UPDATE on number 8 in the study guide: It should read that "The lunchroom currently has 15 oranges and 20 apples" NOT 25 apples! 

    1) Finish the Types of Conflict sheet w/video examples (from gClassroom, list of links, etc.) if you did not finish it in class on Thursday.

    2) Spend 20+ minutes on your Early Humans Game Project OYO (on your own = outside of class time, in addition to class time). 

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