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Weekly Homework

Monday, September 16th
Language Arts:  Finish context sentences for lesson 1 vocabulary
Literature:  Find a mystery book title by Wednesday
Math:  “Math About Me” poster due Wednesday
Science:  Notes on National Geographic video
Other:  Jog-a-thon donations

Tuesday, September 17th
Language Arts:  Study lesson 1 vocabulary, test on Thursday
Literature:  Choose a mystery book title by tomorrow
Math:  Visualization dots (#36 & 37), “All About Me” poster due tomorrow
Other:  Jog-a-thon donations

Wednesday, September 18th
Literature:  Free choice Achieve article due by Monday
Language Arts:  Study for lesson 1 vocabulary test
Math:  Coloring skip counting
Other:  Jog-a-thon donations, email consent form, food donations for Broadview-Thomson

Thursday, September 19th
Literature:  Free choice Achieve article due by Monday
Math:  Page 28 #1-43 odd (20-25 minutes)
Social Studies:  Finish study guide
Other:  Get ready for jog-a-thon!

Friday, September 20th
Literature:  Read mystery book, free choice Achieve article due Monday
Social Studies:  Review study guide (10-15 minutes)

Keep scrolling to find assignment descriptions, study guides, and due dates.

Class Work

Book Talks
Book talks are a way for students to choose a book within a genre and share it with the class.  Students will prepare a 2-4 minute oral presentation on the book, including a short plot summary, character explanation, and recommendation, with evidence from the book!  In addition, 6th graders will create a visual presentation from one of the many book talk menu choices.  This is an opportunity for students to show great effort and creativity, and to practice speaking in front of a group!

The 3rd trimester genre is mystery.  Book talks will take place on the following days: October ___ .  Please refer to the schedule under the Book Talk Info tab.

Lesson 1 Vocabulary
anticipate:  v. to expect something in the future, often with excitement
characteristic:  n. a feature that helps to identify a thing or group of things
demonstrate:  v. to show how something works
exclude:  v. to keep from being a part of something
identical:  adj. exactly the same
index:  n. an alphabetical list of topics that gives the page numbers on which the topics are found in a publication
maximum:  adj. the greatest quantity or amount possible
paragraph:  n. a piece of writing that is made up of one or more sentences and has to do with a single topic
procedure:  n. a standard way of doing something
schedule:  n. a plan that tells when and where an event or events will take place
strategy:  n. a careful plan for solving a problem or achieving a goal
unique:  adj. one of a kind

Test:  Thursday, September 19th

Fiction Summer Reading Cube
L.O.  I will create a cube representing the 5 elements of fiction.
S.L.E.  Communicate clearly, creatively, and effectively

Please include the following on each of the cube sides
1) Setting
2) Characters
3) Plot summary
4) Conflict/Problem
5) Point-of-View
6) Title & Author

Due:  Friday, September 13th 

Nonfiction Summer Reading Newspaper

L.O.  I will create a newspaper “front page” representing the contents of my summer nonfiction book.
S.L.E.  Communicate clearly, creatively, and effectively

Please include the following on your newspaper front page:
1) Publication name
2) Headline
3) 2 short news stories related to your book
4) 1 or 2 images (drawn by you)
5) Optional:  weather forecast, sports scores, advertisements related to your book

Due:  Friday, September 13th


Social Studies Lesson 1.1
Early Humans Quiz


Main Ideas

  1. Why is this period of history known as the stone age?
  2. Why was fire so important to survival?
  3. What big change took place in the Neolithic period?
  4. What is the ability to focus on different types of jobs called?
  5. What were two major differences between the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages?
  6. Why was farming and domesticating animals so helpful?
  7. What are some inventions created at this time?

Test:  Wednesday, September 25th 

Literature Books


Executive Functioning Lessons

1) Materials management

2) Time management

3) How to use detail in your homework planner

4) How to use the CUCC method (circle, underline, count, complete) when you receive a project or assignment