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  • Week of June 18, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 6/15/2018

    Get through the finish line!

    It may be the last week of school, but the year isn't over until 11:46AM on Friday. Make sure you GET THROUGH THE FINISH LINE in a way you can be proud of!

    Due Monday, 6/18/18:

    Keep on reading!

    1) Today is the Olympics as part of your humanities time. Please wear sunblock (put on before school) and bring a water bottle to take to Franklin Field. It's going to be very hot! You are invited to dress up (be mindful of the weahter), and bring other minor props to the Olympics to show your polis pride. We are likely to do the events rain or shine, except in the case of thunder and lightening and/or serious downpours. - rescheduled to Wednesday due to heat.

    2) Any and all school books (IMC, English, etc.) are now overdue. Please check your house and locker for items to return.

     

    Due Tuesday, 6/19:

    6th grade trip to Maine today. Be sure to be at school EARLY by 6:45. Meet at the tennis courts in front of Clarke for attendance and to board the busses.

     

    Due Wednesday, 6/20:

    1) All Progress Folders and yellow review sheets were returned by today. You must show them to your parent(s), but should not return them (so they don't need to be signed). Your report card comments will remind you of this. PLEASE DO NOT throw out the progress folder and its contents until after your parent(s) have reviewed it with you - let parent(s) decide what to recycle vs. keep. :-)

    2) See Olympics info. above.

     

    Due Thursday, 6/21:

    Field day (for 6th grade this will be in the morning) - dress to be outside and active! Wear sunscreen, bring a water bottle.

     

    Due Friday, 6/22 - Early release at 11:45.

     

    Have a great summer!

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  • Week of June 11, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 6/7/2018

    Due Monday, 6/11

    Keep on reading!

     

    Due Tuesday, 6/12

    1) Finish video sheets (questions sheet and letters sheet) from Friday's class.

     

    Due Wednesday, 6/13

    1) Athena - Hades (column) Greek Myths "baseball" cards - due at end of the day. Mostly done in school, if you use your time well.

    2) News Quizam re-dos (using EMF green sheet) if you earned BELOW 70%, as explained in class. 

     

    Due Thursday, 6/14 

    1) Study your Greek Myths baseball cards - possible review game in class today.

    2) Read the "A History of the Olympic Games" article and complete the reading comp. assessment (on Google Classroom)

      

    Due Friday, 6/15 - Greek myths, gods, goddesses quiz today (use your cards to study, multiple choice).

    - Polis' myth (as a group) 

    - Polis crest (group) - must be drawn/mounted on large paper (11"x17") by Monday

    - All RECENT late work. No more re-dos or extensions. Term is ending soon.

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  • Week of June 4th, 2018

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/31/2018

    Due Monday, 6/4:

    1) Keep on doing your independent reading! Remember, we announced that you should be doing 2-2.5 hours of indepdent reading per week outside of school. This is one of the best ways to improve your literacy skills!

    Reminder: Study a bit each night for your news quizam on 6/7 (study guide is on gClassroom and was distributed on paper in class early last week.

     

    Due Tuesday, 6/5:

    1) Study a bit each night for your news quizam on 6/7 

    2) Group newspaper project should be almost done by today. Class time to work will be given Monday only of this week.

    3) Return you M.A.D. textbook today. It must be the same one you were issued at the start of school.

     

    Due Wednesday, 6/6:

    1) Progress folder w/four work samples and parts 1-9 done on the yellow form. 

    3) Polis slides and all props. due today (should have mostly been done in school already).

     

    Due Thursday, 6/7:

    Maths: Prime Time Favorite Number Project due

    1) Quizam on news article types, etc. today in class. 

    2) Final group newspaper (hardcopy). Print out, even if done electronically. If done on computer, please also "share" with Mr. Roy. Should have mostly been finished in class on Monday, so any work between now and then needs to be done on your own.

     

    Due Friday, 6/8:

    Maths: use following website to help with Acquarium Project

    http://www.firsttankguide.net/calculator.php

    http://www.howmanyfish.com/how-much-gravel.htm

     

    Zeus-Apollo (column) Greek Myths "baseball" cards - due at end of the day. Mostly done in school, if you use your time well.

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  • Week of 5/28/18

    Posted by Jonathan Roy on 5/25/2018

    Monday, 5/28 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day. 

    1) Keep on doing your independent reading! Remember, we announced that you should be doing 2-2.5 hours of indepdent reading per week outside of school. This is one of the best ways to improve your literacy skills!

    There should be no need to do any homework over the long weekend, unless you have fallen behind.

    BE SURE TO GIVE YOUR PARENT(S) THE MAINE TRIP LETTER AND FORM. Due back to homeroom by June 1.

     

    Tuesday, 5/29

    1) Return lit. circle books

    2) Last call to cut out and put your coins into the proper container/envelope for you polis in Mr. Roy's room (from last week).

     

    Wednesday, 5/30

    1) Reading and info. guide notes for one more polis (you should have already done your own) - use the 2 packets you receive last week.

    2) "graph" vocab. quiz re-dos (use green EMForm from the classroom). Do this is you scored under an 8/10. Quizzes were returned via your mailbox last Friday. - rare

    3) Any previously missing sections of your newspaper writing guide (group shared file on gDrive) for your article should be done by today. If you need help ask non later than Tuesday, 5/29.

     

    Thursday, 5/31

    Maths: Data About Us Project is due

    1) Reading and info. guide notes for at least 2 of the remaining polis city-state profiles (you should have already done your own plus one by yesterday) - use the 2 packets you receive last week.

    2) News article full draft (typed) - you will have some time in class to work on this, but must finish it at home as needed.

    Friday, 6/1

    1) Final news article due. We will combine this into your group's news project in class. - you will have some time in class to work on this, but must finish it at home as needed.

    2) Scrib/Script Vocab. Quiz re-dos (you would have received a printed, paper copy in your mailbox if needed) - rare.

    3) Finish Polis Pride items for your city-state group. Be ready to share chants, flag, etc. in class when asked. 

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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:

    Maths: 2 surveys: one numerical and one categorical

    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:

    Maths: Finish Investigation 4.2, if you did not finish from Friday, Monday or Tuesday's class work.

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

     

    Due Friday, 5/25

    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, but please be sure to complete your part thoroughly. Each group member has a part to do on the doc. after one group member makes a copy and shares it with the rest (and with Mr. Roy) - moved from Thursday. The final newspaper/magazine does not have a due date yet, so don't worry about the first page of that document. We will see how things move ahead before setting a firm due date.

    2) Greece stations notes packet 100% finished. 

    3) Cut-out and paste together your share of yoru group's Greek Coins for our upcoming simulation.

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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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