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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 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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  • Week of Nov. 5th, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 11/2/2018

    Due Monday, 11/5: REMINDERS - 1) Everyone should be reading at least 2-2.5 hours independently per week (novels, nonficiton books, etc.).  2) The grading quarter is coming to and end. Late work must be received early this week. Don't wait until Fri.

     

    Science: Graph of data hand done is due Monday..make sure to use the graphing checklist to see if it was successful

     

    Due Tuesday, 11/6:

    1) Complete the Questions for Game Designers google form (look on gClassroom in the Early Humans section). This was assigned several days ago, so should not need to be homework Monday night.

    2) Progress Folders (yellow form student parts, 4 work samples/notes, etc.) due for 2nd half of alphabet in both classes. This should have been finished in class Monday.

    Due Wednesday, 11/7:

     

    Due Thursday, 11/8:

     

    Due Friday, 11/9: Quarter 1 Ends. Grades will be posted in about a week (look for school annoucements).

    1) 3D Pen EdPuzzle (read post about this on gClassroom, then click the link to go to the EdPuzzle).

    2) Realistic fiction lit. circle book choices (link to form and plot summaries is on gClassroom). Must be submitted by 5PM Friday night.

    Science: Complete Engineering Report on google classroom

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  • Week of October 29, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 10/25/2018

    Due Monday:

    Math: No HW due, If you are doing Challenge Problem #5, it is due today.

     1) Mr. Morton Subject/Predicate review on gClassroom (the link takes you to EdPuzzle). - BE SURE TO DO THE ONE THAT IS MARKED "USE THIS ONE" - it should be the only one available to you.

     

    Due Tuesday:

    Math: Finish Investigation 1.5 in your workbook

    1)  Keep working on your MAD assignments for Early Humans (page requirements vary by research group - you got the sheets in class, and they are also posted on gClassroom). Be sure to bring the 3-column notes sheets to class every day this week.

    2) Progress Folder w/4 work sampels and parts 1-9 of the yellow form, the first row of the salmon form, etc. done. Show your parent(s) the back of the salmon form.  This is only for B-Ki last names in Mr. Roy's R/B class, and "B-Li" in Y/G class.

    Due Wednesday:

    Math: Worksheet page 26, all and finish your 2 ratio word problems if you did not finish in class yesterday.

    1) MAD p 90-95 and notes (see instructions on gClassroom and on the papers you received last week).

    2) CARS packet (probably finished in class by now)

     

    Due Thursday:

    Math: Option 1: Count up all your candy and count up all the differnent types of candy that you got from Halloween.

    Option 2: If you are not celebrating Halloween, come up with a possible scenario of all the amounts of different types of candy you might have received and what they total amount of candy you may have collected.

    1)  Keep working on your MAD assignments for Early Humans (page requirements vary by research group - you got the sheets in class, and they are also posted on gClassroom) 

     

    Don't forget to support the Clarke canned food drive for Lexington Food Panty, if you can. Give cans to your homeroom teacher. 

     

    Due Friday:

    1) ALL MAD Readings for Early Humans due (see instructions on gClassroom and on the papers you received last week). In-class research using IMC/Library resource should also be done (as explained in class) by today, using the CART notecard packet.

    2) Video call permission slip. Lost it? (was handed out on Tues) Look here.

    3) Early Humans Check-in #1 (you will have some Choice Time to do this on Thurs. and Friday, but it's OK to work ahead at home) - due at the END of Friday's hums. class.

     

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  • Week of Oct. 22, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 10/18/2018

    Due Monday, Oct 22:

    REMINDER: Everyone should be doing independent reading for 2-2.5 hours per week (even when nothing specific is assigned for English).

     

    Due Tuesday:

    1) 20+ mins. On Your Own (OYO) revising/adding to/improving your personal narrative story. Apply the suggestions from your peer and teacher conferences as needed. Be sure to complete the self-check column on the Review Checklist.

    2) Finish your 2 peer reviews. Use gDrive to share your stories.

     

    Due Wednesday:

    Maths: Page 28-29, Do Numbers 10-15 : )

    1) 20+ mins. On Your Own (OYO) revising/adding to/improving your personal narrative story. Apply the suggestions from your peer and teacher conferences as needed.

    2) RoG Chapter 4 (Subjects) - answer on your own paper (not in the book).

    3) Finding Theme in Your Story sheet 

     

     

    Due Thursday:

    Math: Page 19 in textbook, do Part E: 1, 2, 4 only. If you were not able to get your classwork done today, finish Investigation 1.3 in the workbook, Part D (the whole page).

    1) Work on your final personal narrative story (see below).

    2) Reminder - spread-out your multi-day assignments over more than one night. Try not to leave things until the last minute.

     

    Due Friday:

    Math: Quiz on Multiplying and Dividing Decimals using the traditional algorithm.

    1) FINAL personal narrative story. Bring-in a printed copy, AND upload to gClassroom where indicated. You must turn in the rubric with elements circled based on what you think you did well. Follow all instructions on gClassroom (especialy the rubric and "how to package your final personal narrative story").

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  • Week of Oct. 15, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 10/12/2018

    Due Monday, 10/15/18

    1) Check the WIN offerings on the Clarke website, and complete a WIN sign-up request form. You may print one out here, or use the paper copies available in homeroom. Students who have a form completed when they arrive in homeroom on Monday will get first priority.

    2) Make flashcards for our editing symbols/abbreviations (from reference sheet distributed in humanities classes on Friday, 10/12)

     

    Due Tuesday, 10/16:

    Math: Prime Time Unit Test Corrections on sheet, Parent Signature on Turquoise Assessment sheet.

    1) Rules of the Game, Chapter 3 (verbs) (20 mins? Assigned over a week ago, so you shouldn't be stuck doing it in one night - as discussed in class).

    2) Spend 20+ minutes typing up your personal narrative story draft on Google Docs (share it with Mr. Roy). Full draft due soon! :) 

    3) Study your editing symbols/abbreviations flashcards a bit each night until the quiz. (10 mins?)

     SCIENCE: GRAPH MAKE UPS DUE 

     

    Due Wednesday, 10/17:

    Math:

    1) Spend 20+ minutes typing up your personal narrative story draft on Google Docs (share it with Mr. Roy). Full draft due soon! :) 

    2) Study your editing symbols/abbreviations flashcards a bit each night until the quiz. (10 mins?)

    3) "Who do you want to work with next" sheet (10 mins?) - if you have a specific, urgent request beyond the info. on the sheet, please email Mr. Roy (this should be rare). 

     

    Due Thursday, 10/18:

    Math: Finish Comparing Bits and Pieces Investigation 1.1 in workbook: For each statement write if you feel it's True or False and explain why you think so.

     

    1) Keep studying your editing symbols flashcards that you were to make by Monday (quiz tomorrow).

    2) Full, typed draft of your personal narrative (save on gDrive, and share in Drive with Mr. Roy at jroy@lexingtonma.org).  (20-30 mins?)

     

    Due Friday, 10/19:

    Math:Investigation 1.1, Page 27, 1-3 on a seperate piece of paper.

     1) Editing symbols/abbreviations quiz today (matching) - study as mentioned above (10? mins nightly)

    2) 2 Peer reviews of your story by the END of classes today (using the forms Mr. Roy distributed on Thursday). Read the feedback and start making improvements.

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  • Week of Oct. 8, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 10/4/2018

    Due Monday, 10/8:

     - No School - 

     

    Due Tuesday, 10/9:

    1) WIN sign-up form (due in Homeroom)

    2) Don't forget to keep up with the independent reading expectations of 2-2.5 hours per week (including "no homework" nights). Need help finding a book to read? Check out our reading board in the classroom, or ask the school librarian.

    Math: Extension Question Test (5 problems) 

    Due Wednesday, 10/10:

    Math: Prime Time Unit Test

    1) Sources vocab. quiz re-dos (required if you earned under 80% - info. would be in your mailbox). This is not common.

    2) FINAL lunchroom fight CER mini-essay. Follow instructions on gClassroom, and submit/upload final essay on gClassroom in the indicated area.

    3) Tip: Look ahead to Friday - don't leave studying for your quiz to the last minute!

     

    Due Thursday, 10/11:

    1) Rules of the Game (RoG) grammar book Chapters 1 and 2. Remember to write ALL answers on lined paper, or type and print out. Do not write in the book. Bring your book and answers to class.

    2) Look ahead to Friday - don't leave studying for your quiz to the last minute!

     

    Due Friday, 10/12:

    1) Quiz in humanities class today: identifying primary & secondary sources. Instructions for studying are on Google Classroom.

    2) Spend 20+ mins. on your personal narrative (typing, completing the story, etc.) draft OYO (on your own). Do this on a Google Doc. You do not need to do anything for this on gClassroom YET. Share the doc you create with Mr. Roy via gDrive. Not sure how to do that? "Ask 3 and then me". :-)

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  • Week of Oct. 1, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 9/27/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Due Monday, Oct 1 - Welcome October! - Hale Reservation Trip today - be sure to go over the packing list letter with your adult caregiver(s).

    1) Reminder: Study your "types of sources" vocab. every night unitl the quiz (you were to make flashcards last week - instructions on gClassroom).

    2) Give your adult caregiver(s) the mid-term progress report letter. 

     

    Due Tuesday, Oct 2:

    2, worksheets: 1. Division problems (choose 5), Order of Operations, all 2. Mild, Medium or Spicy Multiplication practice sheet

    1) Watch the videos on Playposit about fossils (see gClassroom for instructions and link).

    2) Study your history vovab. (sources) nightly, using the flashcards that you were to make as homework last week. 

     

    Due Wednesday, Oct. 3 (6th Grade Back to School Night tonight for parents/guardians):

    Math: Finish Investigation 4.2 A-E

    1) Study your history vovab. (sources) nightly, using the flashcards that you were to make as homework last week.  Quiz tomorrow. 

    2) Be sure to give your adult caregiver the Back to School Night schedule you received in homeroom on Tuesday (was not given out on Monday as we needed to board the busses for the trip).

    3) Finish the "Short Story Author Study: Behind the Scenes, Part 2" sheet from Tuesday's English class. We will share in class today.

     

    Due Thursday, Oct. 4: Columbia Breakfast Today - bring $2 or have money in your account if you want to buy breakfast.

    Math: Finish Investigation 4.3 A-D

    1) Historical sources vocab. quiz in class today.

    2) Finish CER blue (1 house) chart for your lunchroom fight mini-essay. Start draft.

     

    Due Friday, Oct. 5:

    Math: Prime Time Review Sheet

    1) a) Pick which personal narrative story idea you will turn into a full, final writing project. b) Complete the Google Form on gClassroom to tell Mr. Roy about the story you have chosen. 

    2) Full, typed draft of mini-essay on "lunchroom fight" (practicing historical thinking) - instructions and summary of what Mr. Roy said in class are on gClassroom. 

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  • Week of 9/24/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 9/21/2018

    Due Monday 9/24

    Pick 3 GCF problems and pick 3 LCM problems from Friday's in class worksheet we worked on together.

    Homeroom - WIN Choice Form  

    Science: Arm/Height Graph due in class 

    Questions due on google classroom

     

    Due Tuesday, 9/25

    Write your own LCM word problem on a separate sheet of paper (put the answer on the back of that paper).

    Write your own GCF word problem on ANOTHER sheet of paper (put the answer on the back of that paper).

    Hums: Sculpture packet (if you needed to finish/revise)

    Science  

    Bring in something that you think weighs exactly 100 grams 

    Due Wednesday, 9/26

    Math: a.) 15, 40    b.) 18, 48    c.) 12, 36    d.) 10, 60   Find LCM & GCF for each of these sets (a-d), using one of the 4 methods we discussed in class Monday and Tuesday (lists, ladder, prime factorization & venn diagram).

    Hums: Understanding History: Different Kinds of Sources Vocab. Sheet 

     

     

    Due Thursday, 9/27

    Math: Red class: Do Investigation 3.2 on page 46-47, all of A & B.     Green class: Finish Investigation 3.2 on pg 46-47, all of A-D.

    Hums: Sources vocab. flashcards. Instructions (including a video that you must watch) on gClassroom. 

     

    Due Friday, 9/28

    Study your vocab. flashcards every night until the quiz. Remember to follow the technique explained in the video (mentioned above, on gClassroom). Quiz will be Wed. or Thurs. of the coming (next) week. More info. soon.

     

    Columbia Team: 1.) emergency form (white sheet) for Hale Reservation fieldtrip, 2.) Hale release & waiver form (blue sheet),

    3.) payment of $38 for the Hale Fieldtrip (online or a check made out to Clarke Middle School, 4.) Breakfast form (pink) due today in Homeroom!

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  • Week of September 17, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 9/13/2018

    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF YOUR FIELD TRIP FORMS IN (emergency contact, waiver) The Payment link can be found Here

    Due Monday, 9/17

    Math: Vocabulary (1-8) Write a defintion, example & counter example. factor, proper factor, prime number, composite number, square number, deficient number, perfect number, abundant number

    Due Tuesday, 9/18

     ACE Questions: you choose which option is best for you: Options: A.) Feeling Confident: 34, 36, 41, 42 and 46    B.) Feeling okay so far: 4, 5, pick 3 from numbers 22-27 and 33     C.) Not sure if I feel totally comfortable:   1, 2, 3, and pick 3 from numbers 22-27

    Quiz tomorrow on Investigation 1

    Due Wednesday, 9/19 - No School (Yom Kippur)

     

    Science Finish nonstandard measurement assignment; if you were unable to complete the front in class. THAT'S OK however, please finish the back. 

    Due Thursday, 9/20

     

    Due Friday, 9/21

    Math: Finish Classwork Investigation 2.3 parts A and B. Vocabulary for Relatively Prime, LCM (least common multiple) and GCF (greatest common factor). Make sure you write a definition, an example and a counterexample.

    1) Cover your Writer's Notebook/Journal as explained in class last week. Instructions are on the sheet you received in class, and posted on gClassroom.

    2) 1st "I just finished another book" card. Explained in class on Tues. for R/B group. For Y/G class only: You did not receive the "I just finished another book" cards on Tuesday (R/B did). That was because we had some time used for Picture Day. We will talk about this (and I'll give you the cards) on Thursday, and you can do it Thursday night. It should only take a few minutes. :-)

     

    Due Monday 9/23 

    Science: Arm/Height Graph due in class 

    Questions due on google classroom

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  • Week of September 10, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 9/7/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Monday, 9/10 - No School (Rosh Hashanah) 

     

    Tuesday, 9/11 - A national day of remembrance. 

     

    Wednesday, 9/12 - be sure to give your parent(s) the picture day form that was distributed in homeroom yesterday.

     

    Thursday, 9/13

    1) Archaeology reading and questions due. See Google Classroom for instructions.

     

    SCIENCE! successful join the google classroom ... code: 0rt4ccz

    Friday, 9/14

    1) Finish CER sheet for Kandinsky painting (see instructions on gClassroom) - started in class earlier this week. Be prepared to share in class.

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