**Homework**

**Over the Summer**

**Please read every day if you can, but at least a minimum of three books.**

**Keep working on Dollar Words and your multiplication tables. Let's not be rusty in August!**

**Have a blast. Swim. Sing. Listen to the Beach Boys and U2.**

**WRITE - send someone a postcard (hint, hint).**

**Keep in touch.**

**xoxoxo**

**Monday May 18, 2015**

**Math**- p. 10 & 11 in Unit 9 Packet

READ!

**Friday, May 15, 2015**

**Math - p**. 4 & p. 7 in Unit 9 packet

**Reading -**Try to have both your classics completed by Monday (you've had about six weeks for this!)

**Look all over your house for any classroom or library books, please!**

**(Sophia Stone, we missed you today!)**

**Thursday, May 14, 2015**

**(another Palindrome Date! 5-1-4-1-5)**

**Math -**pg. 2 and pg. 5 in your Unit 9 packet (and finish pg. 3 if you didn't get a chance in class)

**Vocabulary**words added: vivid; interior; exterior; bisect

**Wednesday, May 13, 2015**

- Take a 4 x 6 memory page construction paper from the green box. Make a symmetric design with pencil or scissors using one or two lines of symmetry. Make sure to use a ruler to draw in the line/s of symmetry.
- Finish any blog entries that you have not yet passed in.
- Finish your Classic book summary if you haven't already.
- READ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

**Tuesday, May 12, 2015**

**Social Studies**- Choose a National Park from our list that we have not studied . Research it. GoogleDocs to me the name of the park, the location of the park, and at least FIVE interesting (and/or important) facts for your blog.

**Monday, May 11, 2015**

Create an alliterative 3-word sentence using your name. It must make sense. THEN, figure out what your sentence is worth using dollar word math.

**READ for at least 20 minutes.**

(We listened to the Beach Boys at the end of the day today. Good stuff! Summer's comin'!)

**Friday, May 8, 2015**

**Complete the "Positives" list for your classmates**

**Read, read, read...and enjoy your weekend - Shabbat Shalom!**

**Thursday, May 7, 2015**

**Math is Fun 8**is due tomorrow.

**Read!**There are a few of you that haven't finished your second CLASSIC. Please do....

**Wednesday, May 6, 2015**

**8th Grade Graduation is tonight - if I see you there, you have a freebie from writing tonight!**

**Writing**- Finish the piece you were working on in class.

(AND

*Flame of Peace, Thea's Tree, The Tiny Seed*....etc.)

**Math**- Math is Fun 8 is due on Friday, otherwise, you might work on IXL. Tomorrow we'll talk about how you did on the area/perimeter test.

**Tuesday, May 5, 2005**

**Happy Cinco de Mayo**

**Let's relax tonight and just read and catch up with anything we've not yet finished - just remember to work on MIF a tiny bit. ENJOY!**

**Monday, May 4, 2015**

**Math -**SL 8.7 AND the math boxes on the back.

**(Remember: MIF 8 is due on Friday)**

**Reading:**

*Esperanza Means Hope*Ch. 13.

**Friday, May 1, 2015**

Quest #4

Math is Fun #8 - work on it over the weekend, it's due a week from today.

Read, reread, and refresh Ch. 12 in

*Esparanza Means Hope*

Remember, it's the weekend so you have 60 minutes of reading (at a minimum).

**Thursday, April 30, 2015**

**Math is Fun #8 Due Friday, 5/8**

**Math**- SL 8-6

**Reading -**20 minutes CHOICE

**Wednesday, April 29, 2015**

**Math Is Fun #8 due Friday, 5/8**

**Math -**IXL P-19, P-21, I-2 (20 minutes)

**Reading**- 20 minutes CHOICE (no Esperanza assignments tonight)

**Tuesday, April 28, 2015**

**Math -**SL 8.5

**Reading -**

*Esperanza Means Hope*, Chapter 10

IXL/Language Arts - Make sure you've completed A-1 and UU-1, then go on to D-1, I-1, MM-1, D-2, C-1, UU-2, DD-1 and NN-1 in that order. (For those who finish these, go on to OO.1, QQ.1, and I.2)

**If you did not finish the final copy of**

*Thea's Tree*, please finish tonight.**Monday, April 27, 2015**

**Math**- S.L 8.1 - and the Math Boxes 8.1 on the other side

**Reading**-

*Esperanza Means Hope*, Chapter 9 - If you're having a hard time remembering what's going on, read one paragraph, think about it, then read it again if you're a little fuzzy.

**Writing**- Revise and edit your

*Thea's Tree*book summary so that we can make a final copy tomorrow in class.

**Friday, April 24, 2015**

**Math -**Finish rolling for your cube drop experiment if you haven't already

**IXL R.8, R.7, R.11, R.12 (in that order) for at least 20 minutes**

**QUEST #4**

**Reading -**Read

*Esperanza Means Hope*Chapter 8. Make sure you are reading for understanding.

Total reading time should be 60 minutes or more, chunked in any way you desire.

**Thursday - no classes today**

**Wednesday, April 22, 2015**

Tomorrow are the Maccabia Games. This means we'll be playing much of the day. The day will end with water inflatables at the end of the day, so bring an extra tee shirt and shorts as well as a towel. We'll spend the last period in class drying off and recording any changes in our five seedlings.

ALSO, make sure you've finished your

*Tiny Seed*review, your Dollar Word page for the class book, and your Book List.

**VOCABULARY TEST ON FRIDAY (list of words is with last Friday's homework)**

**Tuesday, April 21, 2015**

**Language Arts -**Revise & edit of

*The Tiny Seed*book review (does not have to be final copy)

**Math -**Dollar Word "C" page

**Vocabulary Test forwarded to FRIDAY**

If you haven't brought in items for our Homeless collection, please do, if you can.

Clear plastic 2-liter bottles!

Look at two things on the class website - your books read so far this year, and your blog. What changes are needed? What would YOU like to add?

**Monday, April 20, 2015**

**Language Arts**IXL (15 minutes)

**Math -**IXL (15 minutes)

**Reading -**Book Report on ONE of your classics on Friday - we will do the book report together in class, just have the book read.

**Vocabulary -**Test on Friday (will review tomorrow)

**Friday, April 17, 2015**

**Language Arts**IXL (15 minutes)

**Math**IXL (15 minutes)

Please bring in your item for our HOMELESS collection

**Read**Ch. 7 in Esperanza Means Hope (if you haven't already)

finish Ch. 6 Esperanza questions (if you haven't already)

Vocabulary Quiz on Friday:

myriad

coniferous

deciduous

spelunker

labyrinth

abyss

organic

renewable

rebel

epistolary

meteorologist

abolish

varmint

**Thursday, April 16, 2015**

**Math is Fun #7 is due TOMORROW.**

**Math**- Worksheet F-1 (it's double-sided) that we started in class.

**Reading**- 20 minutes - you may choose to read Esperanza Ch. 7 or your personal reading. And don't forget to have at least two CLASSICS done as soon as possible (asap).

**Social Studies**- Finish Your

*Scholastic News*if you didn't do so in class.

**Wednesday, April 15, 2014**

**Math is Fun #7 due in just two more days!**

**Math**- Quest #3

**Reading**- Read Chapter 6 in

*Esperanza Means Hope*. Finish you birds-eye view of the party at Senor Ochoa's house if you didn't finish in class.

**Dollar Words**- Double check the amounts and spelling of your dollar words for our class book.

**Tuesday, April 14, 2014**

Math is Fun #7 due Friday

**Math**- Quest #2 - (Under "Fun Stuff" above)

**Reading**- Read Chapter 4 in

*Esperanza Means Hope*. Keep track of all the new characters - you might even want to write them down.

**For those of you who blanked out and didn't do your TUCSON ATTRACTION research last night, please do it tonight so that we can work on our epistolary book tomorrow! Yay Sophia Stone, Axius, Umm King, Juliet, Tommy Bubbles, Daisy, and Jack N. Jill for getting it done last night.**

**Monday, April 13, 2015**

Math is Fun #7 due Friday, April 17, 2015

**Math/Quest #1**- Under "Fun Stuff" (above) click on "Quests" and follow the directions for Quest #1.

**Reading**- Ch. 3 in

*Esperanza Means Hope*. Keep track of any new characters and make sure you've read carefully enough for a quiz tomorrow.

**Notetaking**- Do a little research on your Tucson attraction for our EPISTOLARY book. Bring your notes to class.

**Thursday, April 2, 2015**

**Class will resume on Monday, April 13, 2015. Enjoy Pesach!**

Math is Fun #7 due Friday, April 17, 2015

Break is 10 days long. This means 220 minutes of reading - 3 hrs. 40 minutes

Sometime during your reading time, please read Chapter 2 in

*Esperanza Means Hope*. There are four distinct "scenes" in this chapter. Make sure you can

*see*them all in your mind.

**Wednesday, April 1, 2015**

Math - 35 "F" words in your dollar words book.

Reading - Read pages 11-75 in

*Esperanza Means Hope*

ALSO read - free choice - for two hours

Social Studies - Find the 2010 population of every state capital in the U. S. Then multiply each number by 87.

Science - Sketch, with colored pencils, five different plants in your yard.

**Oh.....April Fool's!**

**Actual homework:**the same as last night, except I'd love for some of you to finish up any one of your blog entries that are as yet unfinished. (10 facts about a person, restaurant review, city information, favorite book this year.)

**Tuesday, March 31, 3015**

**Homework tonight:**

Go to bed early.

Eat a good breakfast.

Bring a healthy snack.

Terra Novas are tomorrow morning!

**Monday, March 30, 2015**

**Math**- Finish pg. 342 and complete p. 343 - equivalent fractions only (don't worry about decimal or percent)

Current reading genre: CLASSICS (abridged and/or unabridged)

**Check out the Passover poem our class wrote today (it's under "Poems" under the**

*Fun Stuff*Tab)**Friday, March 27, 2015**

**No School Today!**

**Thursday, March 26, 2015**

**Read, read, read and enjoy your long weekend!**

Remember: We're reading CLASSICS now, and abridged or graphic versions are fine.

**Wednesday, March 25, 2015**

Back to the old grind with Shel Silverstein over! I'll never forget this one!

Math - SL 7.6 (remember, 1/2 = 2/4 and 3/6 and 4/8 and 5/10 and 6/12 and 75/100 and 113/226......)

Words Words Words 2 DUE TOMORROW.

**Tuesday, March 24, 2015**

**See you all at 5:55 tonight!**

**Monday, March 23, 2015**

Just math (SL 7.5) and reading tonight!

(Words Words Words 2 due Thursday)

**Friday, March 20, 2015**

**Shabbat Shalom, everyone! Read, enjoy the beginning of spring in Tucson (before it gets too hot) and practice your lines!**

**Remember: Tuesday night, black &/or white, 5:50 sounds right!**

**Thursday, March 19, 2015**

**No particular assigned homework tonight - just make sure your lines for Shel Silverstein are polished and you know your cues!**

**Wednesday, March 18, 2015**

**Tonight- meet in the Beit Midrash (wearing Black and &/or White) at 5:55.**

**Words Words Words #2 due Thursday, 3/26/15 (unless you're not here, then it's due BEFORE you leave!)**

**Tuesday, March. 17, 2015**

No math homework tonight (unless you haven't passed in previous homework)

Restaurant reviews and city information would be very much appreciated, so the information can be typed onto your blog.

Tomorrow night - 6 pm - our 10-minute Silverstein presentation during Fine Arts Night!

**Monday, March 16, 2015**

**Math**- SL 7.2

**Social Studies**- Finish Scholastic News worksheet if you didn't finish during class

**Writing**- work on your restaurant review. When you get to the final copy stage, it might be nice to Google it to me

Don't forget - our first (mini) performance is Wednesday evening at 6!

**Thursday, March 12, 2015**

**No School Tomorrow - There's an OPEN HOUSE at the school if you'd like to come in between 10 and 12 to meet the MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS!**

**Math**- Work on at least five words in your dollar words booklet - let's find some more dollar words!

**Writing for your blog entry**- Start brainstorming, then drafting, a review about a favorite restaurant. Remember the three things we decided to write about: food, service, and atmosphere of the restaurant.

**Wednesday, March 11, 2015**

Math is Fun 6 due tomorrow!

Math - SL 7.1

Book Orders!!

Finish one of your haiku about an Arizona animal

**Tuesday, March 10, 2015**

Most important: Know all your Shel Silverstein by heart - it's almost showtime!

Math is Fun #6 is due on Thursday

If you have time, check out some more activities on WebRangers.

Tomorrow is the last day for book orders!

**Monday, March 9, 2015**

**Math -**IXL Q.1 & Q.2

**SS**- www.nps.gov/webrangers - try another activity or two

**Shel Silverstein**- STUDY!!!!

Math is Fun 6 is due Thursday.

Book Orders.

Jack N. Jill - Rosie Bloom - Endel May - Bob - PLEASE complete your city research, due last Tuesday!!

**Friday, March 6, 2015**

Snalien - Leila - Sophia Stone - Tommy Bubbles - Picklecheese - Rosie Bloom - Pokemon Pikahu - Endel May - Pugsley

PLEASE finish your Words Words Words packet and pass it in on Monday (it was due today!)

Math is Fun 6 is due Thursday.

Read. Memorize.

Any BOOK ORDERS?

**Thursday, March 5, 2015**

**Happy Purim!**

Reading and memorizing, please. We'll start pushing hard with Shel Silverstein beginning tomorrow.

(Words Words Words is due tomorrow.)

**Wednesday, March 4, 2015**

Reading and memorizing Shel Silverstein, please....

(Words Words Words is due Friday and Math is Fun 6 is due on Thursday, March 12) Pick away!

**Tuesday, March 3, 2015**

**Memorize your Shel Silverstein lines, including your cues (that's what's said JUST BEFORE your line/s).**

**Please, please, please!**

Words Words Words packet is due Friday

**March 18th - we're performing a 10-minute section at 6 at the Art Show**

**March 24th - we're performing the entire presentation at 6 for your parents**

**Monday, March 2, 2015**

Social Studies/Science - Research a little about your city! Many people (actually, 14 people!) although it was due today, did not do this! Learn some cool things about your chosen city!

**Math**- Unit 6 test tomorrow - practice measuring a few angles and calculating a few long division problems.

PLEASE help restock our KLEENEX supply (sniff, sniff....)

**Writing**- Finish "Today is the first day of the rest of my life" paragraph so that we can rehearse Shel Silverstein.

PURIM CARNIVAL ticket money (see handout).

We have new vocabulary words that need to be remembered:

**deciduous, coniferous, abyss, labyrinth, spelunker**

**Wednesday, February 25, 2015**

**Math**- 5 long division problems:

1.) 429/18

2.) 603/41

3.) 1008/97

4.) 722/36

5.) 8000/75

**Language Arts**- Pick away on your Words Words Words #1 Packet, which is due next FRIDAY, 3/6

**Reading**- at least an hour and 40 minutes of reading over the Rodeo Break

**Social Studies/Science**- Research a little about the world city that you chose for weather forecasting.

**Tuesday, February 24, 2015**

**Math**- S.L 6-8

**Math Is Fun 5 is due tomorrow.**

Start researching a little about the world city that you will be following the weather for. Be able to write a little about the city on MONDAY.

Monday, February 23, 2015

**Math -**Angles #1 Worksheet

**Scholastic News -**Finish worksheet if you didn't in class

It's the weekend - at least one hour of reading, please!

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

**Math -**IXL P.15 - all of it. If you should have time left, begin P.16

READ! ! !

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Math - Angles Sheet C with two more questions to answer on the back: H.) Draw a 45-degree angle

I.) 7003 / 9 (Don't forget to bring your protractor back to school.)

Note: Math is Fun 5 is due next Wednesday

**Writing:**On Google Docs, if you have not finish typing your script between a healthy snack and an unhealthy snack, please try to finish typing at home.

Wednesday - read! (Ms. G. went home sick in the morning)

**Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015**

**Math -**IXL P.13 (finish it - shouldn't take long) then go on to F.2

**Pick away at Math is Fun 5 (due next Wednesday)**

**Vocabulary Test tomorrow! (The list is below if you forgot yours.)**

**Monday, February 16, 2015**

**Math -**Math is Fun 5 due next Wednesday, February 24th

**Vocabulary -**Test on Wednesday!

**Reading -**20 minutes or more; tell your parents about EPISTOLARY fiction

**Friday, February 13, 2015**

**Math - IXL M.6 (If you finish this, go back to work on E.8. Thanks!)**

Math is Fun 4 was due today. If you didn't pass it in, you will lose 10 pts. for each day it is late.

**Vocabulary - Use your packet to study your words.**

**Reading: minimum of 1 hour**(20 minutes times 3)

**WEDNESDAY (2/18) will be your VOCABULARY TEST over these 22 words.**

adequate

adhere

brink

cacophony

contemporary

detected

excavate

excessive

infinity

integrate

landmark

maximum

minimum

myriad

obstacle

original

paleontologist

protagonist

pseudonym

restore

temporary

verdant

**Math - Thursday, February 12, 2015**

**Math is Fun 4 is due tomorrow**

**A few kids did not complete IXL E-15 this morning. Those students need to complete it tonight.**

**Vocabulary - Work ten minutes (or more) on anything in the blue packet. Review the words.**

**Wednesday, February 11, 2015**

**Tomorrow is CHARACTER Day (you can dress as any character at all)**

**Math - Divisibility Worksheet, memorize the DIVISIBILITY RULES.**

**Tuesday, February 10, 2015**

**Tomorrow is OPPOSITE Day**

**Math Is Fun 4 is due on FRIDAY (this coming Friday) February 13 (Friday the 13th! ! !)**

**Math tonight - Cheap and Expensive Words, let's try to finish them up**

**Discuss with your parents**

**the three national parks we've learned about so far : Saguaro, Acadia, and Grand Canyon.**

**Monday, February 9, 2015**

**Tomorrow is TWIN (or TRIPLET, QUADRuPLET etc.) Day**

**Math Is Fun 4 is due on FRIDAY (this coming Friday) February 13 (Friday the 13th! ! !)**

**Math tonight - Cheap and Expensive Words**

**Leila/Wangari Maathai has sent home seeds for a Persian Silk tree**

**Thursday, February 5, 2015**

**Math**- 8 NEW "D" words in your dollar words booklet

Talk to your parents about the

**National Park system**and

**SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK.**

A few of you are not caught up with your

**Biography book responses.**I would highly recommend that you work on them tonight!

__Please note:__

Remember that next Monday is your

**Biography Oral Presentation!**

Always good to practice a bit: math facts; states, capitals, locations, and abbreviations; and Shel Silverstein.

NEXT WEEK: Spirit Week!

**Tuesday, March. 24 at 6 pm - Shel Silverstein Presentation (Beit Midrash)**

**Wednesday, February 4, 2015**

**Math**- Study your math facts in two ways - with your new flash cards and using your flip-chart foldable.

Do "Today's Number: 49" and paste it into your math journal

**Tuesday, February 3, 2015**

**Math**: 498 / 5 (That's 498 divided by 5) Figure it out any way you can, but put all your thinking on your paper.

**Writing:**Write something about WORDS. Anything you want. Be creative! Be imaginative!

Remember that next Monday is your

**Biography Oral Presentation!**

Always good to practice a bit: math facts, states, capitals, locations, and abbreviations, and Shel Silverstein.

**Monday, February 2, 2015**

(The groundhog saw his shadow....six more weeks of winter....Tucsonans say, "HOORAY!" - but not the snowbound rest of the country!)

Multiplication facts

14 states, capitals, locations, and abbreviations

Memorize Shel Silverstein - and MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SCRIPT ! ! !

**Many apologies for a frustrating week when the assignments kept disappearing! I think it should work now....**

**Friday, January 30, 2015**

**Here's a recap of assigned AND unassigned work you should consider doing if you're asked if you have any homework:**

**Math**

**-**everyone has a different multiplication (or division) worksheet

**Please remember to keep memorizing your multiplication facts. Work on this for 5 or 10 minutes every night, please. You can't go on to division and fractions until these are memorized (through the 11's at least).**

Geography

**-**Everyone has 14 states, capitals, abbreviations, and locations to memorize! REQUIRED are Arizona, Maine, Texas, and Florida. The other ten are states that students have chosen themselves and recorded on their own maps.

**Keep studying these, even when there's no assignment or quiz. That's the only way you're going to memorize them.**

**Language Arts**

**Reading -**20 minutes of reading each night for three nights,

**a total of ONE HOUR minimum reading**

**Writing -**You can use Google Docs to type up your revised and edited writing pieces!

**Biographies**- Remember that on Monday February 9th you should have read a MINIMUM of six biographies.

Also on Monday, February 9th is your Biography Oral Book Report

**Shel Silverstein**- You should be reading, rereading, and memorizing your Shel Silverstein poetry whenever you have a chance.

**Monday, January 26, 2015**

**Math**- S.L 6-1

Tomorrow's the 100th Day of School!

**Bring in 100 of anything**. Make sure it's in a container or bag so that you can see the contents. We'll set up a mini-museum outside the classroom.

**Geography**- Study the locations of your five newly chosen states, their capitals, TEXAS and FLORIDA (and review your previous 7....)

**Reading**- Oral Biography Book Report due

**MONDAY, February 9th.**

**And try to study your Shel Silverstein lines if you get a chance!**

**Biography Oral Presentation due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9th:**

Choose one of the people you learned about. In a 2-3 minute presentation, you will BECOME this person:

You will dress like this person.

You will speak in the first person (I…….).

You will include something hands-on (this might be a small project, a package of your person’s belongings, a sign, book, road map, SOMETHING related to the person).

You will use a notecard or two that has NOTES, not full sentences.

You will include at least five informative, interesting facts.

At the end, you will “step outside the person,” become yourself, and give a one-minute reaction/reflection of the book AND the person. Include details and reasons for your feelings.

Please have a copy of the book to show.

**Tuesday, January 20, 2015**

Math - MB 5-9

Geography - Test tomorrow on 7 continents and 4 oceans - remembering their names and where they are.

Geography - Finish the rest of Excursion One if you didn't get it done in class - remember, NO HELP!

Reading - 20 minutes -- those of you who did not read or read very little over the 3-day break, please read a little more.

**Friday, January 16, 2015**

Math - 20 minutes IXL - any multiplication (D) that you have not yet mastered.

Reading - 4 nights worth of reading - and hour and 20 minutes, folks!

**Friday, January 9, 2015**

Math - IXL D.7

Try to finish up unfinished projects - memory book pages, biography response sheets, book lists...

**Math Is Fun 3 is due next Friday, January 16, 2015**

**Thursday, January 8, 2015**

Math - IXL D.6 , then start D.7 until you've worked at least 20 minutes

Reading - Make sure you've written a book response for each and every biography you've read so far.

**Wednesday, January 7, 2015**

Math - Finish p. 113 "Planning a Driving Trip" in your math packet.

Nutrition - make a list of everything you've eaten for the rest of today on the back of your Nutrition Packet.

**Tuesday, January 6, 2015**

Math - The last page of today's multiplication packet explains: IXL #D.5 (try to finish it). If you have more time, do some more of the multiplication problems in the packet.

Nutrition packet - Complete the next page in your packet

**Monday, January 5, 2015**

Math - Bring in (or write down) the nutrition information from at least three different food products.

Social Studies - finish your Scholastic News worksheet if you didn't get it done in class.

Reading - start a biography -- I can't wait to see who's reading about whom!

**Tuesday, December 16, 2014**

**Enjoy the first night of Hanukkah!**

(Unit 4 Math test tomorrow.)

**Monday, December 15, 2014**

**Math -**SL 4.6

**Writing -**Finish final copy summary of

*Mogie, The Heart of the House*

**Tuesday, December 9, 2014**

**Math -**10 min. IXL

**Make at least one small, white, 6-sided snowflake like we learned to make in class today.**

**Also, write a five or seven syllable line about Hanukkah OR snow (and yes, you may write a complete haiku if your mind goes int that direction!)**

**Reading -**some of you need to do some catching up, huh?

**due Thursday -**Arizona tribe research.

**Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost**

**Whose woods these are I think I know**

**His house is in the village, though.**

**Monday, December 8, 2014**

**Math -**8 - "J" words

**Social Studies -**Each student has an Arizona tribe to research a bit: current population, a little history, a few customs. This will be due on

**THURSDAY.**

**Reading -**at least 20 minutes

**Wednesday, December 3, 2014**

**Math:**P. 89: 1, 4, and 5

p. 92: 1 and 2

p. 83: 1-4 (and do 5 if you have time)

**Remember: Math is Fun 2 is due on FRIDAY**

**Reading:**20 minutes +

**Tuesday, December 2, 2014**

**Math**- No actual assigned homework tonight (we had a quiz today) but it NEVER hurts to work on IXL - and MATH IS FUN 2 is due on FRIDAY!!!

**Reading**- at least 20 minutes

**REMEMBER: MATH IS FUN 2 is due on Friday**

**Monday, December 1, 2014**

**Math - Worksheet D-1.**This is a take-home quiz, so no help please. It will help me determine which concepts, if any, need clarification. (The grade will not count.)

**Reading -**It has been discovered that a number of students did not read enough over the five-day break. That means that extra reading should probably be taking place this week.

**Tuesday, November 25, 2014**

**Other than reading, have a WONDERFUL FAMILY HOLIDAY!**

**(you can always work on IXL, too! And remember, Math is Fun 2 is due next Friday, 12/5/2014.**

**Monday, November 24, 2014**

**Math -**20 more minutes on IXL DECIMALS (U.1; U.2; U.3; V.1; U.13; V.8; and V.3, that's porbably the best order according to dificulty)

**READ!**

**PRACTICE**Shel Silverstein!

**Friday, November 21, 2014**

**Sorry this didn't get posted - our server was down for most of the day and I had to leave immediately at 3:30 - which honestly doesn't happen very often.**

**Thursday, November 20, 2014**

**Math -**20+ minutes on IXL (some of you have NOT been doing this at home, I check!)

Continue taking notes on the sheet that was passed out in the computer lab. (U.1; U.2;

U.3; V.1; V.2; U.13; V.8; and V.3)

ALSO,

**Math is Fun #1**is due tomorrow

**Reading -**Please make sure that all the historical fiction books you've read (particularly

the one you read for your book report) are here tomorrow. It's time to finish this all up !

**Read at least 20 minutes.**

**Wednesday, November 19, 2014**

**Math -**Work on MATH IS FUN #1, which is due on FRIDAY

**Reading -**at least 20 minutes

**Tuesday, November 18, 2014**

**Math - SL 4.2**

**Shel Silverstein -**practice your first poem, we'll have our first "run through" tomorrow

**Reading -**

*Esperanza Rising,*please finish your book. Everyone else, please read for at least 20 minutes.

**Monday, November 17, 2014**

**Math -**SL 4.1

**Social Studies -**Read your own personal Aztec JOB booklet

**Reading -**You can count all the reading of your Aztec job towards your 20 minute minimum if you like

*Esperanza Rising*- try to finish the book in the next two days if you can

**Tuesday, November 11, 2014**

**Math -**at least 20 minutes on IXL

**Reading -**at least 20 minutes

**Monday, November 10, 2014**

**Math -**Work on the Aztec Textile "Mean, Median, Mode" worksheets we began during class. If they take you too long, please know that you do not HAVE to work more than 20 minutes on them.

**Reading -**20 (+) minutes of independent reading

**Shel Silverstein -**Memorize your line in "One Inch Tall" as well as your cues.

**Remember to wear red, white, and/or blue tomorrow for the video we're making of patriotic songs for our Israeli penpals.**

**Thursday, November 6, 2014**

**Math -**IXL, please....continue working on multiplication if you haven't finished

**Reading -**see Wednesday (it's due on Monday) (for a TOTAL OF

*AT LEAST*80 minutes of reading over the weekend~)

**Wednesday, November 5, 2014**

**Math -**IXL for 20 minutes

**Reading: (due Monday)**

*Mr. Tucket*(D & M) Finish the book

*Mr. Tucket*(D + I) Ch.12 - 16

*Mr. Tucket*GROUP Finish the book

*Riding Freedom*Ch. 5 - 7

*Esperanz*a Rising Pgs. 100-157

*Night Crossing*20 minutes of personal choice (book is finished)

**Spelling**- Test and assignments due Thursday, 11/6

**Tuesday, November 4, 2014**

**Math - Unit 3 test tomorrow: study multiplication facts and Review Packet**

**Reading:**

*Mr. Tucket*(D & M) Ch. 15 - 20

*Mr. Tucket*(D + I) Ch. 10 - 11

*Mr. Tucket*GROUP - Ch. 13 - 17

*Riding Freedom*Ch. 3 - 4

*Esperanz*a Rising Ch. 6 (p. 81 - 99)

*Night Crossing*20 minutes of personal choice (book is finished)

**Spelling**- Test and assignments due TOMORROW

**Monday, November 3, 2014**

**Math -**Finish p. 74 (we started it in class) and then complete SL 3-11 (p. 99)

Reading:

*Mr. Tucket*(D & M) Ch. 11 - 14

*Mr. Tucket*(D + I) Ch. 9-10

*Mr. Tucket*GROUP Ch. 11-12

*Riding Freedom*Ch. 2

*Esperanz*a Rising p. 58 - 80

*Night Crossing*Ch. 5 & Epilogue (finish)

**Spelling**- Test and assignments due Thursday, 11/6

**Friday, October 31, 2014**

**Math -**Lesson 3-10 (Parenthesis in Number Sentences)

**Reading:**

*Mr. Tucket*(B+D) Ch. 7 - 11

*Mr. Tucket*(D + I) Ch. 6 - 8

*Mr. Tucket*GROUP Ch. 7 - 10

*Riding Freedom*Author Notes & Ch. 1

*Esperanz*a Rising p. 39 - 57

*Night Crossing*Ch. 3 & 4

**Spelling**- Test and assignments due Thursday, 11/6

**Thursday, October 30, 2014**

**Math - SL 3-9 (and finish the Math Boxes if you have not yet done so)**

**Reading:**

*Mr. Tucket*GROUP: Read Chapter 3 - 6

*Mr. Tucket*(BT & DB) Ch. 3 - 6

*Mr. Tucket*(IV & DY) Ch. 3-5

*Night Crossing*: Ch. 2

*Esperanza Rising:*p. 23 - 38

**Spelling**- Study your spelling list & vocabulary; test and assignments are due Thursday, 11/6

**Wednedsay, October 29, 2014**

**Math**- No actual assignment tonight, but there's always IXL!

**Reading:**

*Mr. Tucket:*Read Chapters 1 & 2

*Night Crossing:*Read Chapter 1

*Esperanza Rising*: Read pgs. 1 - 22

**Spelling**- Study your spelling list & vocabulary; test and assignments are due Thursday, 11/6

Start collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Remember - always wash your hands after touching them.

**Tuesday, October 28, 2014**

**Math**- Study Multiplication (and division) facts in any way you desire, including IXL

**Spelling**- due Thursday 11/6 - TWO assignments from Spelling Choice Board AND spelling & vocabulary test

**Reading**- 20 minutes, remember, two historical fiction novels should be read asap (that means

**a**s

**s**oon

**a**s

**p**ossible)

**Monday, October 27, 2014**

**Math**- Division with remainders Worksheet (DY1 or DB1) (KEEP STUDYING MULTIPLICATION FACTS! ! )

**Reading**- 20 minutes

**Friday, October 24, 2014**

**Math -**Another 20 minutes of IXL, 3rd or 4th grade multiplication practice

**Reading -**An hour over the weekend (3 x 20)

**Thursday, October 23, 2013**

**Math -**20 minutes of IXL, work on any that are on the list given today in the computer lab. Work towards mastery...but if you're getting frustrated, go to another category.

**Social Studies**- Finish your

__Scholastic News__work if you didn't finish in class. I'll collect your journals tomorrow to peek at your work.

**NOTE: Any girls that are going to make Challah at the JCC tonight, if you don't get a chance to get your math homework done, let me know tomorrow and I'll give you a pass until the weekend. HOWEVER, try to get in your 20 minutes of reading either tonight or tomorrow morning.....**

**Wednesday, October 22, 2014**

**Math -**Sieve of Eratosthenes

**Read -**at least 20 minutes, Historical Fiction

**Tuesday, October 21, 2014**

**Math**- MULTIPLICATION FACTS!!!!!

**Read**- at least 20 minutes, HISTORICAL FICTION

**Wednesday, October 15, 2014**

It's a FIVE DAY WEEKEND, so reading is going to be awesome...two whole hours worth! Don't forget, our new genre is

**Historical Fiction.**

**Math**- Study those multiplication facts. Even those of you who pretty well hvae them down can get faster and more accurate. So, practice!

**General**- enjoy your five days!

**Tuesday, October 14, 2014**

**Math**- Memorize your two chosen "tough" multiplication problems.

**Language Arts**- Quiz tomorrow on sentence types: Interrogative, Imperative, Declarative, and Exclamatory.

Our new genre is

**HISTORICAL FICTION**

**Monday, October 13, 2014**

Tonight is more or less a freebie, since tonight is our celebration for Sukkot: Pizza in the Hut.

However, I would like to think we can always squeeze in 20 minutes for

**reading**.....

(And it wouldn't hurt for someone to throw some multiplication facts at students while driving to and from THA in the car.....)

**Wednesday, October 8, 2014**

**Math**- Study those pesky multiplication facts

**Reading**- 5 nights x 20 minutes = 100 minutes (1 hr. 40 min.) You can spread it out in any way you like

**Make sure to bring your Contemporary realistic fiction book to class on Monday. We will create our book reports together.**

**See you all on Monday!**

**Tuesday, October 7, 2014**

**Math -**SL 3-1 (Last page of math packet)

**Reading -**At least 20 minutes

**Reminder: Contemporary realistic fiction book should be completely read before Monday, October 13th.**

**Monday, October 6, 2014**

**Math**- Five dollar words (four letters or more) beginning with the letter "M"

**Reading**- At least 20 minutes

**Kids are bringing home a flyer about the school's Sukkot gathering, "PIZZA IN THE HUT" next Monday evening.**

**Reminder: Contemporary realistic fiction book should be completely read before Monday, October 13th.**

**Thursday, October 2, 2014**

**Math**- No homework tonight (we had our test today). Students may ALWAYS choose to work on IXL, though!

**Reading**- 20 minutes x 4 = 80 minutes OR 1 hour and 20 minutes total.

**Project Isaiah**- Food Collection

**Reminder: Contemporary realistic fiction book should be completely read before Monday, October 13th.**

**Have a great weekend, everyone!**

**Wednesday, October 1, 2014**

**Math**- Unit 2 Test tomorrow. Students have a "review" sheet that tells them exactly what they might study tonight if they so desire.

**Reading**- At least 20 minutes

**Project Isaiah**- Food Collection

*******Upcoming Veteran's Day Program - On Friday, Nov. 14 at 2:45 the lower school (grades K-4) will be presenting their Veteran's Day musical extravaganza. Fourth graders are asked to wear navy or dark blue shirts and denim pants or skirts. All parents are invited! (I'll keep reminding you.....)**

**Tuesday, September 30, 2014**

**Math**- Spend at least 20 minutes on IXL mastering those skills that are still skulking around....

**Reading**- At least 20 minutes.

**Project Isaiah**- Food collection

**Monday, September 29, 2014**

**Math**- Five words (four letters of more) beginning with "K" in your dollar words book

**Reading**- Your usual 20 minutes +

**Literature Circles**- PACKET COVER due tomorrow as well as your PRESENTATION

**Wednesday, September 24, 2014**

Math - At least 10 random words of 4-letters or more - look for those dollar and 50-cent words!

Reading: Remember, you literature Circle packet cover AND group presentation is next TUESDAY. Please read for at least 100 minutes (20 minutes x 5 nights) or 1 hour and 40 minutes over this holiday break.

**Project Isaiah -**Food collection!

**Tuesday, September 23, 2014**

**Math -**Dollar Words - 6 words (at least four letters long), beginning with the letter "A"

**Project Isaiah -**Food collection

**Reading -**at least 20 minutes

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

**Reading**- 20 minutes (of course!) AND work on your literature presentation project.

**Literature Circle Packet COVER**(due Sept. 30) - Your cover should be 8.5 X 11 inches (if you use construction paper, cut it down to size). It should include the title, author, copyright, your rating, your name, an illustration of a scene from the book, and a caption for the illustration, written as a complete sentence.

**Math**- Think about the subject for an interesting BAR GRAPH.

**Social Studies**- Tonight we're researching different Maya cities. Find at least three interesting pieces of information on the city you've been assigned.

*NOTE:*

*Instead of student names, I've used your student number.*

15 & 17 - Tulum

8 & 10 - Caracol

7 & 11 - El Mirador

2, 3, & 6 - Tikal

4, 14 & 18 - Copan

5, 12, & 13 - Coba

9 & 16 - Quirigua

**Thursday, September 18, 2014**

**Reading -**

*Case of the Missing Trophy*- Finish book

*Swindle*- Ch. 20 - 23

*Chasing Vermeer*- Ch. 16 - 18 (?)

**Math**- No homework tonight, can you believe it?

**Wednesday, September 17, 2014**

**Reading -**20 minutes from personal reading

**Math -**Finish Palindrome sheet if you haven't already. If you have, spend at least 20 minutes of IXL. Finish any skill categories that are at GOOD or EXCELLENT. If you didn't spend any time on IXL last night, make sure you get on tonight!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

**Reading -**If you didn't finish the first written page of your book report mini-zine, please finish it tonight. Also, make sure the two-page SETTING is drawn and a caption (a full sentence, please) is included. ALSO, make sure you read 20 minutes from your individual reading choice book.

**Math**- Please work at least 20 minutes on IXL tonight, completing J.6 and working toward finishing J.1. Remember, READ all the information before you answer the question. If you have mastered both of these, continue on to the addition word problems of B.2.

**REMEMBER to bring in your two rocks if your forgot to bring them in today!**

**Monday, September 15, 2014**

**Reading**- Bring the book you read for your Mystery book report. We'll be creating the "report" together. You won't need anything else.

No reading in Literature Circle books tonight. Your 20 minutes is whatever you choose to read.

**Math**- Work for at least 20 minutes on your PALINDROME sheet. Explain to your parent/s what you're doing!

**Science**- Before Thursday, bring in two different types of rock that are both about 2-inches in diameter.

**Friday, September 12, 2014**

**Reading**-

*Chasing Vermeer*: Read Ch. 13 - 15

*Alec Flint*: Finish the book

*Swindler*: Read Ch. 15 - 19

*Case of the Missing Trophy*: Read Ch. 7 & 8

**Math**- Worksheet MMRMMM1 plus 10 minutes on IXL practicing the following (in order:

(MMRMMM means maximum, minimum, range, mode, median, mean)

**for Tuesday**- have your independent/individual mystery book here, in class, so that we can write our book reports together.

**Thursday, September 11, 2004**

**Reading -**Literature Circle Reading as follows:

*Chasing Vermeer:*Read Ch. 11 - 12

*Alec Flint*: Read Ch. 7

*Swindler*: Read Ch. 13 - 14

*Case of the Missing Trophy*: Read Ch. 6

Math - SL 2-6 (two sides)

**Wednesday, September 10, 2014**

**Reading -**Literature Circle reading as follows:

*Chasing Vermeer:*Read Ch. 8-10

*Alec Flint:*Read Ch. 6

*Swindler:*Read Ch. 10-12

*Case of the Missing Troph*y: Read Ch. 5

**Math**- SL 2-5

**Tuesday, September 9, 2014**

**Reading -**Literature Circle reading as follows:

*Chasing Vermeer*: Ch. 7

*Alec Flint*: Ch. 5

*Swindle*: Ch. 8 & 9

*Case of the Missing Trophy*: Ch. 4

**Math**- SL 2-3 (two-sided)

**Science**- talk about all the recent flooding and rain - perfect timing, since we're studying non-human changes in the earth

If anyone has any cardboard shoe boxes, please bring them to school for our next science experiment.

**Website**- http://msgravestha.weebly.com - PLAY WITH IT! Make sure it works. What else would you like to see on the website?

Everyone needs to create a cool pseudonym.

**Monday, September 8, 2014**

**Reading**- at least 20 minutes from book of choice

**Math**- SL 2-2 (two-sided)