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  • Week of March 18, 2019

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 3/14/2019

    Due Monday, 3/18:

    1) Poetry Project MUST be done by the end of school today. This will be our last English class in the IMC for this unit.

    2) Draft artist statement by the end of the day (may need to be done as homework tonight, otherwise). Be sure to check the instructions, model, rubric, & instructions on gClassroom.

     

    Due Tuesday, 3/19:

    1) FINAL artist statement proofread (COPS, etc.), revised, checked with the model, rubric, & instructions on gClassroom, and BOTH printed out and submitted on gClassroom.

    2) All physical poetry projects should be ready.

    3)  Study Egypt Geography Quizlet approx. 10 mins/night until the quiz in class (3/27 or later).

     Math: Worksheet from Unit 6, Lesson 1

    Due Wednesday, 3/20:

    1) Egypt EMERALDS sheet rows 3, 4, and 5 (read the pages indicated on the left column, and take notes on the right).

    2)  Study Egypt Geography Quizlet approx. 10 mins/night until the quiz in class (3/27 or later).

     Math: Challenge #14 & #15 (optional)

    Due Thursday, 3/21: Poetry Night tonight at school, 6:30-7:30! All 6th grade families are invited!

    1) Study Egypt Geography Quizlet approx. 10 mins/night until the quiz in class (3/27 or later).

     Math: Worksheet from Unit 6, Lesson 2

    Due Friday, 3/22:

    1)  Study Egypt Geography Quizlet approx. 10 mins/night until the quiz in class (3/27 or later).

    Math: Looking Back Worksheet that is done on a separate piece of paper,  Extra Credit: Shamrock Shake packet

     

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  • Week of March 11, 2019

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 3/8/2019

    Due Monday March 11, 2019:

    1) If you received any work back last week that needs to be re-done (either on gClassroom or in your mailbox) from Mr. Roy, it is due today. As always. this would mean work that was incomplete, or earned grades below a B- or below 80%

    2) Study the poetry vocab Quizlet Stack on gClassroom (10 mins. or so per night until the quiz on 3/15). Remember, you need to learn the words to understand them, not just memorize the specific words in each definition. In other words, the definitions on the quiz will be the same, but may be worded slightly differently. You can practice for this by re-writing each defintion in your own words.  

     Math: Geometry Packet #2: Do problems 5, 6, 15, 16 ONLY

    Due Tuesday: 

    1) Study the poetry vocab Quizlet Stack on gClassroom. 

    2) Who Should You Work With Next? (for the Egypt project) form - do on the paper you received in class last week. It can also be downloaded on gClassroom. No extensions are possible for this assignment.

    Math: Geometry Packet #2: Do problems 31, 34, 41, 42, 43 ONLY

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) Study the poetry vocab Quizlet Stack on gClassroom.

    2) DRAFT revised, proofread Egypt Pyramids mini-essay "SHEG" due - save on gDrive and be ready to share in class.

     Math Unit Test

     

    Due Thursday:

    1) Study the poetry vocab Quizlet Stack on gClassroom.

    2) FINAL, revised, proofread Egypt Pyramids mini-essay "SHEG" due on gClassroom.

     Math:

     

    Due Friday:

    1) Poetry terms quiz today. Study your Quizlet stack for 10 mins.

    2) R/B Mesopotamia Mini-essay revisions due - mostly done at WIN (If you scored under an 80%: check gClassroom. This is not common). Y/G will be next week. Stay tuned!

    3) Start the Egypt EMERALDS MAD reading and notes (first two rows of notes - ONLY read the pages listed in the lefthand column, not the whole chapter at once)

     Math: Finish Unit Test in class, if needed and/or Extension Questions Test

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  • Week of March 4, 2019

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 2/28/2019

    Due Monday, 3/4/19: SNOW DAY!

    1) Don't forget to keep on doing your independent reading a minimum of 2 hours per week! 

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) Complete an "I Just Finished Another Book" card about an independent reading book you've completed recently. 

     

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) Finish p. 2-9 in the Poetry Packet (if not finished in class last week).

    2) Finish ONE side of the two-column summary notes sheet for our Egypt Stations activity from Monday (if not finished in class).

     

    Due Thursday:

    1) Finish the narrative poem assignments from class on Friday & Tuesday (on gClassroom and in your packet).

     Math: textbook page 87, do 1-4 & 6 AND page 90, do 20-23.

    Due Friday:

    1) Start studying the poetry vocab Quizlet Stack on gClassroom (10 mins. or so per night until the quiz on 3/15). Remember, you need to learn the words to understand them, not just memorize the specific words in each definition. In other words, the definitions on the quiz will be the same, but may be worded slightly differently. You can practice for this by re-writing each defintion in your own words. 

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  • Week of 2/25/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 2/15/2019

    Due Monday, 2/25: Welcome back! We hope you had a great vacation week!

    No homework over vacation unless you have late/re-do work to do. Check Google Classroom at least once weekly! If you were not here for our Mesopotamia Project Group Work Reflection (gForm) because you left early for vacation, please get it done before we come back. Thanks! :-)

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) Give a parent/guardian the MFA trip packet that Mr. Roy distributed on Monday. Payment (online portal will go "live" Tuesday)  and completed forms due 3/11 TO HOMEROOM.

    Math: Page 55 or Page 56 worksheet (choose one side to do).

    Due Wednesday:

    1) Finish pre-writing and start writing/drafting your Mesopotamia Final Mini-Essay (instructions on gClassroom) - will be assigned and explained on Monday. This is NOT vacation homework.

     Math: Coordinate graph Design 

     

    Due Thursday:

    1) FULL, proofread draft of your Mesopotamia Final Mini-Essay (saved to gDrive and ready to share, but NOT submitted to gClassroom yet) - look above.

     

    Due Friday:

    1) FINAL, revised (use COPS!) copy of your Mesopotamia Final Mini-Essay (submitted to gClassroom) - look above. 

     Math: coordinate practice sheet 1-4 due (it was given to you on Friday before the break or Monday after the break).

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  • Week of 2/18/19 - NO SCHOOL! Have a great week off!

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 2/15/2019
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  • Week of 2/11/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 2/7/2019

    Due Monday, 2/11:

    Math: Study Guide and Worksheet from Friday

    1) Daily Log Sheet for Mesopotamia project from Friday. It is expected that you will do some homework as needed to help your group finish the project with high quality (as explained in class and in the instructions). 

    2) Final Literary Analysis Esssay due Monday or Tuesday (your choice!) - submit to Google Classroom where indicated.

    Due Tuesday: Early dismissal due to snow. We WILL have time to work on your MesoExpo project on Tues.

    1) Daily Log Sheet for Mesopotamia project from Monday. It is expected that you will do some homework as needed to help your group finish the project with high quality (as explained in class and in the instructions). 

    2) Final Literary Analysis Esssay due Monday or Tuesday (your choice!) - submit to Google Classroom where indicated. 

     

    Due Wednesday:

    1) ALL Mesopotamia projects 100% finished and ready to share. 

    2) Daily Log Sheet for Mesopotamia project from Tues. 

     

    Due Thursday:

     

    Due Friday:

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  • Week of 2/4/19

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 2/3/2019

    Due Monday:

    Go Pats! Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday! No homework unless you have late/make-up work to do.

     

    Due Tuesday:

    Math: 

    REMINDER - all paragraphs for your literary analysis essay should have been completely typed up in a full draft document before this week began. If it's not by now, it is overdue. 

    1) Finish making any changes/updates your essay needs based on the work we did in class on Monday with the "Reverse Engineering" peer review packet. Tip: try the "Reverse Engineering" process on your own essay to see what you reveal to yourself about what to improve. - if not already done in class - this should not really need to have become something you needed to do outside of class time today.

    2) Complete the Mesopotamia Project Daily Log (rough, bullet-point notes are fine - this is not an essay). - if not already done in class. If you cannot get it done in class, it is NOT mandatory tonight... you can have a few minutes to do this in class on Tuesday as well. 

     

    Due Wednesday: Have you read the Meso. project instructions/expectations recently? That's a great thing to do in class each day until we're done (it contains checklists as rubrics).

    1) Complete the Mesopotamia Project Daily Log (rough, bullet-point notes are fine - this is not an essay). - if not already done in class. If you cannot get it done in class, it is NOT mandatory tonight... you can have a few minutes to do this in class on Wednesday as well. 

     Math: Unit Test Thursday

    Due Thursday: Have you read the Meso. project instructions/expectations recently? That's a great thing to do in class each day until we're done (it contains checklists as rubrics).

    1) Rules of the Game: Finish the Quotation Marks chapter that was assigned on Tuesday. There will be some time to work on this in class, but you need to finish it on Wednesday night if you didn't get it done.

    2) Complete the Mesopotamia Project Daily Log (rough, bullet-point notes are fine - this is not an essay). 

     Math: Unit Test

    Due Friday:

    Math: Study Guide

    Science: Finish Materials and Methods; turn them into google classroom 

    1) Use the COPS proofreading checklist to help you revise your lit. analysis essay. The checklist is available on the essay's section of Google Classroom "Essay Resources" - if not already done in class. Final essay due Monday or Tuesday (your choice!) - there will be a new place to submit it on gClassroom posted  by then. 

    2) Complete the Mesopotamia Project Daily Log (rough, bullet-point notes are fine - this is not an essay).

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  • Week of Jan. 28, 2019

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 1/25/2019

    Due Monday, 1/28

    Math: Finish Investigation 3.2

    1) Mesopotamia research check-in #1 - Due at the END of school today (but you may start at any time - was posted middle of last week). Each member of your research group must do one of their own.

     

    Due Tuesday, 1/29

    Math: Finish 3.3

    1) 2nd half of alpha. by last names only - get your progress folder form signed, and go over the folder's contents with your adult caregivers at home. Bring the whole thing back to school by today. If you turned yours in on time last week, it was returned to your mailbox by Friday.

    2) Fertile Crescent Quiz re-dos (if under 80%) - must be done on green form. Mr. Roy will speak with you if this applies.

     

    Due Wednesday, 1/30

     

    1) Return your lit. circle book. It must be the same one (numbered) loaned to you at the start of the unit, or it needs to be replaced at your cost. Thank you. 

    Science: Journey to the Center of the Earth project due in google classroom tomorrow!  

     

    Due Thursday, 1/31

    Math: Finish Inv. 3.4

    1) Have some loose ends to take care of for your Mesopotamia research? No time like Wednesday and Thursday nights to get some of that done on your own (OYO). 

    Due Friday, 2/1

    Math: Quiz today. Make sure Inv 4.3 A-D

    1) Finish typing-up your conclusion paragraph draft (worked on in class yesterday and Tuesday). Have the whole essay (we went paragraph by paragraph last week) typed-yp and saved on a single document in gDrive so we can share it with peers for feedback in class today. Remember, you need a concluding statement at the end. You can't just tack on a relevant quote, but you can add one after your concluding statement to create the "driveway moment" we talked about in class.

    2) Have some loose ends to take care of for your Mesopotamia research? No time like Wednesday and Thursday nights to get some of that done on your own (OYO). 

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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:

    Math: Diamond Paper Activity: 1 3/4 x 2/1/3 solve using: Murphy's strategy, Otis' strategy, Area Model & a visual representation.

    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 then type up the intro. a paragraph of your lit. analysis essay into a single, plain gDoc. 

     Science: Complete Information Packet, this will be checked in class, visit google classroom to find more information. 

    Due Thursday:

    Math: Medium Option: Page 40 in textbook, 19-27 OR Spicy Option: Problems that are on the worksheet

     1) "What is Research?" EdPuzzle video and questions (on gClassroom). Make sure you are paying attention while the video plays!

    2) Spend 15-20 mins OYO (on your own) researching for your MesoExpo (Mesopotamia) project. You can use our textbook at home, or the online databses. Be sure to check the Library Guide for Mesopotamia--> Columbia for the link to the passwords to use the databases at home. There are also some suggested links posted on gClassroom - those are great places to start if you're stuck!

     

    Due Friday:

    Math: Finish Inv. 3.1, be ready to discuss division of fraction strategies.

    Science: Peer review in class today, bring in anything you want feedback on for your project. 

    Humanities:

    1) Spend 15-20 mins OYO (on your own) researching for your MesoExpo (Mesopotamia) project. You can use our textbook at home, or the online databses. Be sure to check the Library Guide for Mesopotamia--> Columbia for the link to the passwords to use the databases at home. There are also some suggested links posted on gClassroom - those are great places to start if you're stuck!

    2) Finish typing-up your 1st, 2nd & 3rd body paragraphs for your lit. essay (if not finished in class).

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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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