Distance Learning Archive: Previous Work

Work for June 8th

Good Morning 6th Graders!
I cannot believe that we’ve arrived at the last few days of the 2019-2020 school year.  You have all persevered through one of the most challenging times the world has ever experienced.  I am so proud of what you’ve accomplished.  We still have a few things to wrap up this week, and I look forward to celebrating Mass with you on Thursday to finish our school year together.

Live Classes This Week
Monday, June 8th
9:45 — Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom
10:30 — Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

6th Grade Survey
This is not required, but I value the feedback and opinions of my students.  It helps me to be a better teacher each year.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.  I appreciate your responses!
Survey

School Supply Drop-Off / Pick-Up
Tuesday, June 9th
10:30-11:00 – Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom
11:00-11:30 – Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom

Items Needed
*Any school technology borrowed for DL
*Big Ideas – Math textbook
*Grammar for Writing – Language Arts workbook (red)
*Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
*The Giver
*Spanish chapter book
*All school library books
*All classroom library books that you checked out from me

Reminders for Summer
1) In your supply bag, you will find all of the contents of your desk/locker, as well as your yearbook, report card, and any other items I found in the classroom belonging to you.
2) In your report card envelope is a copy of the 7th grade summer reading list from Miss Rzegocki.
3) Please take some this summer to disconnect from technology and relax.
4) I’m sad that I don’t get to teach you next year, because you’ve been a wonderful class.  If you need anything, you can always stop by my classroom next year, even if it’s just to say hello!
5) If you apply to Holy Names Academy or Gonzaga University in the future, please let me know.  I have two application fee waivers I can give out each year because I am an alumnae.  I would be happy to help you and your family!

Work for June 5th

Good Morning 6th Graders!
I have been really impressed by the monologues you’ve posted so far.  The props, the poses, the facts, you’ve done a wonderful job!  If you’ve posted your video, you’re welcome to go back to Flipgrid today and watch the other monologues posted by your classmates.  If you haven’t recorded your video, today is the last day to do so!  Please let me know if you need any help.

Today is Catch-Up Day
This is your final chance to turn in/make up any work for 3rd trimester.  All work is due by the end of the day, Friday, June 5th.
1) Check Power School.
2) Write down your missing assignments.
3) Strive to complete all work.
**Don’t forget to finish your Living Wax Museum Project!

Work for June 4th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Language Arts/Social Studies
Work on the Living Wax Museum Project.  Scroll down to find more detailed project information.
1) Research Paragraph
2) Pose
3) Prop
4) Monologue

**Your monologue must be recorded on Flipgrid by Friday.  Find more details in both your email and Teams.**

Literature
If you didn’t finish yesterday, please work on the following:
1) Finish reading The Giver: Chapters 21-23.
2) Complete the final thought question.  It’s posted in Teams.

**All work is due by Friday, June 5th.

Work for June 3rd

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Language Arts/Social Studies
Work on the Living Wax Museum Project.  Scroll down to find more detailed project information.
1) Research Paragraph
2) Pose
3) Prop
4) Monologue

**Your monologue must be recorded on Flipgrid by Friday.  Find more details in both your email and Teams.**

Literature
If you didn’t finish yesterday, please work on the following:
1) Finish reading The Giver: Chapters 21-23.
2) Complete the final thought question.  It’s posted in Teams.

**All work is due by Friday, June 5th

Work for June 2nd

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Read The Giver: chapters 21-23.
2) Complete the final questions in Teams.

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
Make or find a prop to use for the museum.  If you’re choosing to wear an optional costume, think about what you might wear.  Our living wax museum will be held on Thursday of this week. (June 4th)

Language Arts/Living Wax Museum
If you didn’t finish your informational paragraph for the project, please continue working on that today.  Let me know if you need help brainstorming or editing.  I’d be happy to set up a meeting with you.

Work for June 1st

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Research Paragraph for Living Wax Museum—This paragraph is to be researched and written by you, in your own words. The purpose is so you will understand your person more fully. Then, you will be able to better portray your character.

1. If you need to do a bit more research about your person/character, please start with that.
2. Use the optional template attached below to help you compose your informational paragraph.  Use this if you need help organizing your ideas.
3. Take the time to edit and proofread your paragraph before you turn it in.
4. If you’d like some support in writing your paragraph, email me to sign up for a time to meet.  I can brainstorm ideas with you, edit with you, etc.

This paragraph is due Wednesday, June 3rd

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only)
Make or find a prop to use for the museum.  If you’re choosing to wear an optional costume, think about what you might wear.  Our living wax museum will be held on Thursday of this week. (June 4th)

Work for May 29th

Living Wax Museum
Spend at least 30-minutes today doing any of the following:
-Researching your person/character
-Making some notes for your monologue.  What will you say?
-Making or looking for a prop
-Optional:  Creating a costume or background for yourself

If you haven’t finished your Achieve Level-Set, you must do so today!

Today is catch-up day!
1) Log-in to Power School.
2) Write down your missing assignments.
3) Strive to finish your work.  We are getting close to the end of the school year, so please take advantage of catch-up day!

Work for May 28th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

If you haven’t finished the Achieve Level-Set, please finish that today, before you start any of your other work.  There are no live classes today.  Remember that I won’t be back online until the weekend.  Please feel free to email me with your questions, and I’ll respond as soon as I can!

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Finish your Achieve level-set, if you haven’t already finished this week.
2) Keep reading The Giver, chapters 19-20.  Be ready to discuss what you read next week.

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
Research your Living Wax Museum person/character.  Take notes using any books/websites you find.  This information will be used to compose your informational paragraph.  If you need some help, here are some good websites:
https://www.theoi.com/
https://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.htmlhttps://
www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/greek-mythology

Booktalks
Keep working on your book talk.  Presentations continue next week.  Double check the schedule, sent to you by email, also on my teacher webpage, to verify your presentation date.  Here’s a copy of the sample note cards.

Work for May 27th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Live Classes Today (Scroll down to find the live class schedule for the week.)
**9:45 Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom — Book Talks
**10:30 Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom — Book Talks
**12:00 Both Homerooms — Book Talks

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Lesson 8 vocabulary test.  This is an assessment, so please put away your note cards and find a quiet space to complete it.  Check your answers and please submit your test on Teams.

Social Studies
Research your Living Wax Museum person/character.  Take notes using any books/websites you find.  This information will be used to compose your informational paragraph.  If you need some help, here are some good websites:
https://www.theoi.com/
https://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.htmlhttps://
www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/greek-mythology

Work for May 26th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Live Classes Today (Scroll down to find the live class schedule for the week.)
**9:45 Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom — Literature/Social Studies
**10:30 Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom — Literature/Social Studies
**12:00 Both Homerooms — Book Talks

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Achieve Level Set:  Take your time on your end of the year level-set for Achieve.  This data is used by your teachers and parents to see all of your growth this year.  Please show your best effort!
2) The Giver:  Read chapters 17 & 18
Be sure to submit your reading guide, chapters 9-16, on Teams.

Work for May 22nd

Good Morning 6th Graders!
It’s Joyful Friday.  Participate in the Hope Grows Here project and “grow” your window garden or create chalk art on your sidewalk and leave messages of hope and joy.  Attend Mass of the Ascension at 3pm, which will be live-stream on the Parish Facebook Page.

Live Classes Today
**9:45 Book Talks for Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom
**10:30 Book Talks for Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

Today is Catch-Up Day

Check Power-School and write down your missing assignments.  Take time to work on them and email teachers if you need any help.

Reminders:
1) Remember to finish reading The Giver chapters 14, 15, & 16.  The Reading Guide questions are due next Tuesday.
2) Remember to share your choice for the Living Wax Museum with me by completing the form here.
3) Remember to study your lesson 8 vocabulary words.  The quiz will be next Wednesday, May 27th for both homerooms.

Work for May 21st

Good Morning 6th Graders!
Today is “Thoughtful Thursday” for spirit week.  What’s a small act of kindness you can do for someone in your family or in your neighborhood?  Maybe you could do an extra chore at home or make a positive sign for your neighbor.  You all are very thoughtful students, how will you show it today?

Live Classes Today
**9:45 Book Talks for Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom
**10:30 Book Talks for Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Read chapters 14, 15, & 16 in The Giver.  If you haven’t started the Reading Guide questions assigned on Tuesday, please do so today.  The questions are due next week, on Tuesday, May 26th.

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
1) Watch the Brain Pop video on the Greek gods & goddesses.
Username:  saintjohn2020
Password:  goeagles2020

2) Look at the resources posted on Teams for our Wax Museum project.  By the end of the week, choose a person or mythological character you’d like to represent for the project.

3) Share your choice with me by completing the form here.

Work for May 20th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Live Classes Today
**9:45 Book Talks for Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom
**10:30 Book Talks for Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Study your lesson 8 vocabulary words – focus on the definition and part of speech for each word.  Work on some of our vocabulary stations at home.  Create a crossword puzzle, play Pictionary or charade with a classmate, ask a friend or family member to quiz you.

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only)
1) Watch the Brain Pop video on the Greek gods & goddesses.
Username:  saintjohn2020
Password:  goeagles2020

2) Look at the resources posted on Teams for our Wax Museum project.  By the end of the week, choose a person or mythological character you’d like to represent for the project.

Work for May 19th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Live Classes Today
**9:00 Book Talks for Tuesday, May 19th presenters
**9:45 Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom ~ Lit/SS
**10:30 Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom ~ Lit/SS

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Read chapters 12 & 13 in The Giver
2) Work on the reading guide for The Giver, only answering questions for the chapters you’ve read.  The completed guide is due Tuesday, May 26th.

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
Read Section 1:  Greek Culture pages 155-158
Complete the guided outline (#1-12)
This information is going to help us with our final social studies project!

Work for May 18th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Study your lesson 8 vocabulary words (20 minutes).  Ask a parent or sibling to help quiz you on the words, or if you have permission, call a friend on the phone and study together!  Focus on the definition and part of speech of each word.  We’ll be having our test next Wednesday, May 27th.

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only)
Read Section 1:  Greek Culture pages 155-158
Complete the guided outline (#1-12)
This information is going to help us with our final social studies project!

The Giver
If you haven’t finished last week’s reading, make sure you are caught up through chapter 11 by tomorrow, so that you’re ready for class.

Work for May 15th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Today is Friday, and that means it’s catch-up/work on your projects day!  There are several book talk presentations next week, so if you are one of them, take time today to prepare. Work on your 8th grade graduation cap. We’ll be collecting the completed hats next Wednesday, May 20th.  If you haven’t watched the instructional video for the graduation caps, please do so today.  I created a new link to the video, just click here.

Catch-Up on Missing Work
1) Check Power School.
2) Make a list of your missing assignments.
3) Work on your missing work and reach out to your teachers for help!

8th Grade Graduation Caps
The drop-off for your completed graduation caps will be Wednesday, May 20th from 1:00-1:30.

Work for May 14th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

If you haven’t watched the instructional video for the graduation caps, please do so today.  I created a new link to the video, just click here.

**Live Meeting for Book Talk Presenters Today**
9:45 – Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom
10:30 – Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom
Look for the Zoom link in your email.

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Free choice Achieve article for week #8.  Please choose an article, read it carefully, and complete the activity.

2) Read chapters 9, 10, & 11 in The Giver.  Be ready to discuss what you read in our Literature class next Tuesday.

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
In place of social studies work today, I would like you to spend time working on your 8th grade graduation hat.

Work for May 13th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Today is the supply pick-up for our 8th grade graduation project.  Mrs. Brumback and I will be at the flagpole from 1:00-1:30.  I’ll be sending you an email with the name of your 8th grade student and a little information about them.  I look forward to seeing you today!

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Lesson 8 Examples & Illustrations Sheet
Brainstorm 2 examples and 1 illustration for each vocab word.

You have a few options for how you complete this assignment.
Option 1:  Print out the document or write your answers on a separate piece of paper and take a picture.
Option 2:  Complete it online using the attached word document, you can use pictures/gifs from online for your illustrations.
**Upload your assignment to Teams.

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only)
In place of social studies work today, I would like you to spend time working on your 8th grade graduation hat.  I know that you won’t receive the materials until 1:00, but please take time (30 minutes) to start working on it this afternoon.

Work for May 12th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

**Today’s Live Class for Literature will take place at the following times:
9:45-10:15 – Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom
10:30-11:00 – Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom
See you then!!!

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Week #8 Achieve Article: Saving Seeds of Cherokee Culture
*Read the article carefully.
*Complete the thought question with a strong 6th grade paragraph.
*Complete the activity.

2) Read chapters 7 & 8 in The Giver, continue answering the thought questions for chapters 1-8, due tomorrow.

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
Greek & Persian Wars – Battle of Marathon
1) Read pages 134-135 in the text and take notes on the Battle of Marathon.

2) Watch the YouTube clip about the Battle of Marathon.  Add to your notes if you missed anything.

3) You don’t need to upload your notes, but we’ll be adding to them later in the week.

Work for May 11th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and spent time outside in the beautiful weather.  Today I’ll be having optional office hours for each class.  This is not a formal lesson, but I encourage you to log-in and ask your questions.  Do you have questions about today’s lessons, book talks, The Giver, the 8th grade gift?  I will be online the following times:
9:45-10:00 – Brumback Homeroom (on Teams)
10:30-10:45 – Sullivan Homeroom (on Teams)

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Argumentative Paragraph

1) Review the Argumentative Writing Power Point, especially slides 2 & 3.
2) Review the information you’ve gathered about Sparta & Athens, this includes your notes, compare/contrast chart, and last week’s building an argument chart.
3) Compose a strong argumentative paragraph about which city-state is better.  Be sure to give at least 3 reasons and back up your claim with evidence!
4) Proofread/edit your paragraph and submit on Teams.

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only)
Greek & Persian Wars – Battle of Marathon

1) Read pages 134-135 in the text and take notes on the Battle of Marathon.
2) Watch the YouTube clip about the Battle of Marathon.  Add to your notes if you missed anything.
3) You don’t need to upload your notes, but we’ll be adding to them later in the week.

Work for May 8th

Good Morning 6th Graders!
There’s a lot going on today, both Field Day and the crowning of Mary!  Please check Miss Tsagalakis’s website for information about field day, and go to the parish website for the link for Mass.  I will be joining you in prayer at 3:00!

Today is catch-up day!
1. Every student needs to check Power School.
2. Write down your missing assignments and spend time working to finish them.
3. Email your teachers with any questions or concerns.

8th Grade Graduation Caps
Today is the last chance to select an 8th grader for our end of the year gift.  I will post a way for you to see the class list on Teams.  Otherwise I will pair you up with someone.

Mrs. Brumback and I will be handing out supplies to make the graduation caps next Wednesday, May 13th.  We’ll be at the flagpole from 1:00-1:30.

Booktalks
Keep working on your book talk.  Presentations continue next week.  Double check the schedule, sent to you by email, also on my teacher webpage, to verify your presentation date.  Here’s a copy of the sample note cards.

Work for May 7th

Good Morning 6th Graders!
Today is educator appreciation day!  Please thank your parents for helping you at home.  They support you in your academics in so many ways.  Please do one of the following today:  give them a hug, say thank you, make a card, or write a message on a sticky note 🙂

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s & Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1. Week #7 free choice Achieve article (article and activity only)
2. Continue reading in The Giver.  Complete chapters 5 & 6.
3. Keep working on your book talks!

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
1. Look over your notes from earlier this week and your compare/contrast chart.
2. Choose which city-state, in your opinion, is better and stronger.  Which would you have rather lived in?
3. Use the attached form (in Teams) to help organize your claim and evidence.
4. Don’t forget to brainstorm a counter argument. (What would someone with a different opinion say?)
5. Submit your work on Teams.

Work for May 6th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Wednesday, May 6 Get Out There and Bike Day

This year, we can’t gather together to celebrate Bike to School Day, but it’s still a great time to focus on safety and fun, so get out there and go for a bike ride! Consider one of the City’s designated StayHealthy streets for your ride. 

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s & Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Week #7 Achieve Article:  Despicable Disposables
1. Read the article carefully.
2. Complete the activity.
3. Complete a different thought question.  This week, I would like you to disregard the question they ask, and instead answer the following:  “Which style of to-go container do you think is best?  Why?  Support your claim with evidence from the article.”

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only)
1. Look over your notes from earlier this week and your compare/contrast chart.
2. Choose which city-state, in your opinion, is better and stronger.  Which would you have rather lived in?
3. Use the attached form (in Teams) to help organize your claim and evidence.
4. Don’t forget to brainstorm a counter argument. (What would someone with a different opinion say?)
5. Submit your work on Teams.

Work for May 5th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Tuesday, May 5:  Tasty Tuesday
Share some of your favorite recipes!  Have you tried making Chef Michael’s recipes?  Or design your own school lunch menu and take it further by making it!  Email recipes and pictures to Jonna Skokan.

**Live Meeting Today
Join me at 9:45 (Brumback Homeroom) and 10:30 (Sullivan Homeroom) for literature class. We’ll be discussing The Giver, so please have your book with you when you log-on to the meeting.

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s & Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1. Join the live meeting for literature class.  I sent the Zoom link last evening.
2. Read chapters 3 & 4 by Thursday.
3. Answer the Reading Guide questions for chapters 1-4.  The Reading Guide can be found on Teams.  The guide is not due until next Tuesday, once we finish chapters 1-8.

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only)
Today’s task is gathering more information on Athens & Sparta.  Look on Teams to find video and article links about these two important city-states.  Take notes on both city-states either in your notebook or add to your compare/contrast diagram from last week. (20-25 minutes).

Ongoing:  Keep working on your book talk.  Presentations start this week!  Here’s a copy of the sample note cards.

Work for May 4th

Good Morning 6th Graders!  May the 4th be with you 🙂
This week is a spirit week, and there is something to focus on each day.  Please find the spirit week schedule in the email I sent to you this morning.  Also, you can find a list of all your live classes this week for L.A., Literature, and S.S. if you scroll past the daily work on this webpage.

**Live Meeting Today
Join me at 9:45 (Brumback Homeroom) and 10:30 (Sullivan Homeroom).  We’ll do a quick check-in about the week, talk about spirit week, and I’m going to give info on an important project we’ll be doing for the 8th graders!

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s & Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Create a song, story, or script using the lesson 8 vocabulary words.  Use each word correctly in context.  Please submit your work on Teams.

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only)
Today’s task is gathering more information on Athens & Sparta.  Look on Teams to find video and article links about these two important city-states.  Take notes on both city-states either in your notebook or add to your compare/contrast diagram from last week. (20-25 minutes).

Ongoing:  Keep working on your book talk.  Presentations start this week!  Here’s a copy of the sample note cards.

Live Classes
**Monday, May 4th: Brumback (9:45) & Sullivan (10:30) – Check- in and project description
**Tuesday, May 5th: Brumback (9:45) & Sullivan (10:30) – Literature
**Thursday, May 7th: Brumback (9:45) & Sullivan (10:30) – May 7th Book talk presenters only

Work for May 1st

Good Morning 6th Graders!  Welcome to the month of May!  Please join the school community for Mass this afternoon.  Fr. Crispin will be celebrating a special student Mass today at 3:00.  I will be joining you in prayer!

Today’s Tasks
1. Finish reading chapters 1 & 2 in The Giver, if you didn’t finish yesterday.
2. Check Power School and make a list of your missing assignments.
3. Use today as a “catch-up” day to complete your work.
4. Keep working on your book talk.  Presentations start next week!  Here’s a copy of the sample note cards.

As always, please email me, or any of your teachers, if you have any questions.

Work for April 30th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Today’s Schedule is periods 5, 6, 7, & Specialist
Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom (Science, Religion, Literature, & Specialist)
Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom (Social Studies, Literature, Religion, & Specialist)

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Complete a free choice Achieve article today (article & activity only).

2) Please attend the literature zoom class today all about The Giver.
Mrs. Brumback’s Class — 9:45
Ms. Sullivan’s Class — 10:30

3) Read chapters 1 & 2 in The Giver. We’ll read and discuss chapter 1 together today.

4) Continue working on your book talk.  Presentations start next week!

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom only)
Complete the Athens & Sparta thought questions.  These are a follow-up to the Who’s the Winner activity you completed earlier this week.  Look at the compare/contrast chart you made, or go back and look at the original worksheet to help you answer the questions!  Please upload your answers to Teams.

Work for April 29th

Good Morning 6th Graders!

Today’s Schedule is periods 1, 2, 3, & 4
Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Spanish)
Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom (Math, Language Arts, Spanish, Science)

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Study your lesson 8 vocabulary (15 minutes).  If you did not create your vocab note cards last week, please complete that today.

2) Log-on to www.typing.com and work on your typing lessons (10-15 minutes).

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom only)
Complete the Athens & Sparta thought questions.  These are a follow-up to the Who’s the Winner activity you completed earlier this week.  Look at the compare/contrast chart you made, or go back and look at the original worksheet to help you answer the questions!  Please upload your answers to Teams.

Work for April 28th

Good Morning 6th Graders!  It was so good to see some of you yesterday at the book pick-up!  It really made my day.

Today’s Schedule is periods 5, 6, 7, & Specialist
Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom (Science, Religion, Literature, PE)
Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom (Social Studies, Literature, Religion, PE)

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Please answer a quick survey on The Giver, you need to have a copy (book or digital book) by Thursday!  The survey can be found on Teams.

2) Achieve 3000 Article: The Census Is Counting On You
-Read the article carefully.
-Answer the thought question with a strong 6th grade response.
-Complete the activity.

3) Work on your book talk, presentations start next week!

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom only)
Complete the Who’s the Winner worksheet.  This should be done on a separate piece of paper or in your notebook.  You can use a Venn diagram or a top hat diagram to compare and contrast the information on Sparta & Athens.  Upload a document or picture of your completed compare/contrast diagram to Teams.

Work for April 27th

Today, I will be at the flagpole from 12:30-1:30 to distribute our next class novel, The Giver.  There’s also an option for a free digital copy, check your email for details.  If your family cannot make the Monday pick-up time, and you would still like a book, please let me know!

Today’s Schedule is periods 1, 2, 3, & 4
Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Music)
Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom (Math, Language Arts, Music, Science)

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Attend today’s live lesson for language arts.  We’ll be learning more about our next writing piece.  We’ll be focusing on argumentative writing using evidence to back up our claims!  We will be holding our meeting on Zoom this morning.  Please look in your email for the link to the meeting! (9:00 Ms. Sullivan’s class, 9:45 Mrs. Brumback’s class)

2) Differentiate between opinions and claims.  Complete the writing activity posted in Teams.

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom only)
1) Complete the Who’s the Winner worksheet.  This should be done on a separate piece of paper or in your notebook.  You can use a Venn diagram or a top hat diagram to compare and contrast the information on Sparta & Athens.  Upload a document or picture of your completed compare/contrast diagram to Teams.

Work for April 24th

Catch-Up Day!
Please log-in to your Power School and go through each class and assignment.
1) Make a list of any missing assignments
2) Work on your missing work, or resubmit your assignments if they didn’t get turned in correctly.
3) Email your teachers if you have any questions.

**Keep working on your book talk!

On Monday, April 27th, I will be at the flagpole from 12:30-1:30 to distribute our next class novel, The Giver.  There’s also an option for a free digital copy, check your email for details.  If your family cannot make the Monday pick-up time, and you would still like a book, please let me know!

Work for April 23rd

Good Morning 6th Grade!
Please join us for the all-school Mass led by Fr. Crispin this morning at 9:30.  It will be streamed on the Parish’s Facebook page.  Mrs. O’Leary will be a lector, and Father will have a special message for our student community.  Both the Facebook page link and a copy of the worship aid can be found here, on the parish website.  I will be joining you in prayer!

Ms. Sullivan’s homeroom schedule:
Science, Religion, Literature, Specialist

Mrs. Brumback’s homeroom schedule:
Social Studies, Literature, Religion, Specialist

Literature (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
1) Complete a free choice Achieve article today (article + activity).
2) Work on your book talk (reading, making note cards, or working on the visual aid or writing piece).

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only Today)
Sparta & Athens Part 2
1) Read pages 128-130 in our text.  I’ve uploaded a pdf for you.
2) Complete the 2nd portion of the guided outline and submit your answers on Teams.

Specialist
Check to see if you have work to compete for Music, PE, or Spanish!

Work for April 22nd

Happy Earth Day!
How will you celebrate our Earth today?  Gardening, picking up trash, making nature art, spending time appreciating the flowers in your yard?  Mrs. Skokan wants to see how you’re honoring the Earth today, send any pictures to her at skokan@st-johnschool.org.  Also, I’m happy to announce that we’ll start reading our final class novel next week, The Giver.  There are several ways for you to get a copy of the book, so please be looking for an email from me later today giving more details!  We also have the chance to celebrate Mass together digitally.  Fr. Crispin will be streaming Mass tomorrow at 9:30 on the Parish Facebook page.  He will have a special message for students, so please join our community in prayer.

**Please note that Power School is not currently working.**

Ms. Sullivan’s homeroom schedule:
Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Spanish

Mrs. Brumback’s homeroom schedule:
Math, Language Arts, Spanish, Science

Language Arts (Both Ms. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Vocabulary Note Cards & Typing Practice
1) Create note cards for our new lesson 8 vocabulary words.  These words are from our next class novel, The Giver.  Scroll down to find the words on my webpage, and they will also be posted on Teams.

2) Log-on to typing.com.  Work on typing lessons for 15 minutes
Username: 6th+first name+last initial
Password:  Sullivan

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only Today)
Sparta & Athens Part 2
1) Read pages 128-130 in our text.  I’ve uploaded a pdf for you.

2) Complete the 2nd portion of the guided outline and submit your answers on Teams.

Ongoing:
Keep working on your book talk.

Work for April 21st

Hello Wonderful 6th Graders!
Welcome to day 2 of our block schedule.  Today you’ll focus on work for periods 5, 6, 7, and specialists.  Today I am requiring your attendance for a literature discussion.  We’ll be talking about book talks, including the schedule, visual aid, writing piece, and how we’ll be presenting.  For Mrs. Brumback’s homeroom, that will start at 9:45, and for Ms. Sullivan’s homeroom that will start at 10:30.

Ms. Sullivan’s homeroom schedule:
Science, Religion, Literature, PE

Mrs. Brumback’s homeroom schedule:
Social Studies, Literature, Religion, PE

Social Studies (Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom Only Today)
Sparta & Athens!
1) Read pages 124-127 in our text.  I’ve uploaded a pdf for you.
2) Complete the guided outline and submit your answers on Teams.
***Be sure to look under the assignments tab on Teams to find the reading & outline.

Literature (Both Mrs. Brumback’s and Ms. Sullivan’s Homerooms)
1)  Achieve Article:  Chillaxin’ at About 1,320,000 Feet
-Read the article carefully.
-Complete the thought question.  (A solid 6th grade answer includes 6-8 substantial sentences.)
-Complete the activity.

2) Attend the online literature class today. (9:45 for Mrs. Brumback’s class and 10:30 for Ms. Sullivan’s class).

3) Create a plan using a calendar.  This includes planning out your reading, creating your note cards and visual aid, composing your writing piece, and practicing your presentation.

Work for April 20th

Good Morning 6th Graders!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter and a restful Spring Break.  The weather was so amazing!  Today is the first day of our new block schedule.  Mondays and Wednesdays you’ll work on your classes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods.  Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll work on your classes for 5th, 6th, and 7th periods, plus have some extra time to work on specialist classes.  Our goal is to focus more deeply on just a few classes each day.

I am available today for an online meeting to answer your question about our new schedule.  Please log-on to Teams and join the meeting for your homeroom during the language arts time slot (9:00-9:40 for Ms. Sullivan’s homeroom and 9:45-10:25 for Mrs. Brumback’s homeroom.  Feel free to drop by and share your weekend highlight too!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom will work on the following classes today:
Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, & Music Tech

Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom will work on the following classes today:
Math, Language Arts, Music Tech, & Science

Language Arts (Ms. Sullivan’s & Mrs. Brumback’s Homerooms)
Brain Pop Pronoun Video & Quiz
I’ve created a Brain Pop account that you have access to at home!

1) Log-on to the new 6th grade Brain Pop account.
Username:  saintjohn2020
Passoword: goeagles2020
2) Watch the video on personal pronouns. Video Link (You may need to use the search box in the upper right corner to find the movie.)
3) Complete the review quiz. (These are the quizzes we did as a whole class.)
4) Record the score in the “my quiz score” form located on the Teams page.

Social Studies (Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only Today)
Sparta & Athens!
1) Read pages 124-127 in our text.  I’ve uploaded a pdf for you.
2) Complete the guided outline and submit your answers on Teams.

Work for April 10th

Good Morning 6th Graders!
I hope you will all join me at 11:00 this morning in prayer, and listen to the Stations of the Cross read by our 8th grade leaders.  I also hope you have a wonderful Easter with your families, and a relaxing spring break.  There will be no new work assigned next week.  It’s the perfect time to get caught up on any missing assignments so that you’re ready to have a fresh start on April 20th when we resume distance learning.

Today is Catch Up Day!
1) Check Power School.
2) Make a list of all your missing assignments.
3) Email your teachers if you have questions.  Often you’ve done the assignment, you just didn’t submit your work properly and we can’t read it!
4) Strive to get caught up today and over Spring Break if needed.

Book Talks
Keep reading your book talk book and make a plan for your presentation.  Write down your date from the schedule.

Work for April 9th

Good Morning students!

How are you doing today?  What sort of new Easter traditions will your family be making this year?  My family is going to have a virtual dinner together on Sunday.  If you haven’t completed the “Book Talk Date Survey” that I posted on Tuesday, please do so today.  I’ve sent you an email with the schedule attached.  It’s also posted this webpage under – 3rd trimester book talk info.

Language Arts:
Lesson 7 Vocabulary Test
Today we’re going to forgo the spelling portion of the test, but please complete the test I’ve posted on Teams.  You can edit your own copy of the test or type your answers on a new document (answers only is okay).  Please submit on Teams.

Literature:
1) Free choice Achieve article.  Choose any nonfiction article, read it carefully, and complete the activity.  (You do not need to do the thought question for the free choice article today).

2) Finish yesterday’s literature assignment – reading chapter 12 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and complete the reading check for chapters 10-12.

3) Check out the book talk schedule for 3rd trimester.  I was able to give everyone their first or second choice!  If you have questions, you’re invited join the book talk meeting with me on Teams.  Just click on the calendar icon on Teams or check your email.  I am available to help you plan your book talk!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom: 10:15-10:30
Mrs. Brumback’s Homeroom:  10:45-11:00

Other:
Check the websites for your specialist classes, Music, Spanish, and PE!

Work for April 8th

Good Morning students!

How are you doing?  If you haven’t completed the “Book Talk Date Survey” that I posted yesterday, please do so today.  I will publish the schedule tomorrow.  Our lesson 7 vocab test is tomorrow, you can recreate some of the stations we do in class as a creative way to study!  I hope you have a wonderful day.  Take lots of breaks and spend time outside! 

Language Arts:
Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary test.  Today, ask a parent, sibling, or friend (over the phone) to quiz you on the spelling, definition, and part of speech of each word.  Create a crossword puzzle using the words, or play a game of Pictionary.  The test will be tomorrow, Thursday, April 9th.

Literature:
1) Read chapter 12 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.  We are at the exciting conclusion of our story with the Logans!

2) Complete the reading check for chapters 10-12.  Please type your answers and submit it on Teams.  This is due by Friday.

Other:
This is optional, but I encourage you to participate!  Make art for first responders to show our support for all they are doing in our community.  This can be a sign, poster, collage, or letter.  Make it colorful and positive!  Mrs. O’Leary will be at the flagpole to collect your art today, Wednesday, April 8th,  from 12:30-1:00.  These uplifting messages will be delivered to a hospital where some St. John parents work.

Work for April 7th

Good Morning!  As a part of your literature homework, I’m asking you to complete a survey for which book talk date you’d like.  You will prepare for your book talk the same way you have in the past.  The only different aspect is that you’ll present it to me virtually!  Remember that you need to choose a different visual aid than you did for the first two trimesters.

Language Arts:
Study for our upcoming vocabulary test.  The lesson 7 vocab test will be on Thursday, April 9th.  I’m giving you one extra day to study.  Today, ask a parent, sibling, or friend (over the phone) to quiz you on the definitions of the words.  Also, practice writing each word correctly 5 times.  If you have sidewalk chalk, you can do this outside in the sunshine!

Literature:
1) Achieve Article:  Greek Gods and Goddesses
-Read the article carefully.
-Complete the thought question with a well written 6th grade response.
-Complete the activity.

2) Complete the book talk survey and choose your top three dates for presenting.

3) Finish reading chapter 11 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry if you haven’t done so already.

Other:
This is optional, but I encourage you to participate!  Make art for first responders to show our support for all they are doing in our community.  This can be a sign, poster, collage, or letter.  Make it colorful and positive!  Mrs. O’Leary will be at the flagpole to collect your art on Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:30-1:00.  These uplifting messages will be delivered to a hospital where some St. John parents work.

Work for April 6th

Good Morning and welcome to week 4 of distance learning!  I hope everyone has a peaceful Holy Week as we look forward to celebrating Easter next Sunday.  The weather is supposed to be beautiful this week, so make sure you spend time outside each day!

Language Arts
1) Read through the Power Point on argumentative writing.  We’ll first be looking at the difference between opinions and claims.

2) Brainstorm 3 more examples of opinions and claims.  Use the worksheet as a guide.  You can write your answers in your notebook or create a word document, then upload your examples to Teams.

Literature
1) Complete the book title reflection questions, finish the questions today, and upload them to Teams.

2) Read chapter 11  in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, finish the chapter by Wednesday.

Other:
Optional:  Make art for first responders to show our support for all they are doing for our community.  This can be a sign, poster, collage, or letter.  Make it colorful and positive!  You can say thank you, we support you, we are praying for you, etc.  Mrs. O’Leary will be collecting your art on Tuesday and Wednesday to be delivered to a hospital where some St. John parents work.

Work for April 3rd

Good Morning & Happy Auction Day!  Today, I’d like you to work on a few ELA tasks, then spend some time making up any missing assignments you may have.  Everyone needs to check Power School.  You don’t need to do all your missing work today, but work to take a few things off your list.  As always, please reach out if I can help you in any way.

Other:
Check Power School and make a list of your missing assignments. Work on completing some of these today (30-60 minutes).  Email your teachers if you need help or feel overwhelmed, we can help you to make a plan and give you some extra time.

Language Arts:
Study vocab words (15 minutes), we’ll be having an assessment on Wednesday, April 8th.

Literature:
Read your book talk book, or a free reading book (30 minutes).

If you haven’t watched Mrs. Tsagalakis’ music video, it’s a great way to start your Friday!  Have a great weekend!

Work for April 2nd

Language Arts:
1) Watch the video message for some reminders from me.
2) Add to your pronoun notes in your notebook.  Copy the new slide for subject pronouns.
3) Complete the pronoun practice exercise.  You can write the answers in your notebook and take a picture or create a word document.  Please submit your answers to me in Teams.

Literature:
Choose a free choice Achieve3000 article to read.  Make sure it’s a nonfiction article.
1) Read the article carefully.
2) Complete the activity.

Social Studies:
If you did not complete yesterday’s social studies quiz, please do that today!

Other:
Check the websites for Spanish, music, and PE to find assignments for your specialist classes.  These need to be checked each week.

Work for April 1st

Language Arts:
Lesson 7 Vocab Story/Song/Script

Using our lesson 7 vocab words create a story, song, or script.  Use the words correctly in context.  You may change the form of the word (such as making it past tense).  There is no length requirement, but you need to use all 12 words.  Submit your work to me in teams.

Literature:
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

1) Read part 2 of chapter 10.  The pages are 175-183 in the older version of the book (Ms. Sullivan’s homeroom), and pages 231-241 in the newer version of the book (Mrs. Brumback’s homeroom).

2) Respond to the following thought questions in your literature composition book:  What did Uncle Hammer do to help the family?  Why did he do this?  You do not need to submit your answer to me, we’ll be having a discussion on chapter 10 soon.

Social Studies:
Greek Map Quiz
This is an assessment, please put away any notes.

1) Find the quiz posted in Teams and open the Greek Map.  This is the current map you should use to complete the quiz.  There is also a list of all the locations at the bottom.

2) Open the quiz document.  This is where you’ll type your answers.  Take your time and don’t leave any question blank.  Please take the time to spell each location correctly.  Press submit when you finish.

For Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only:

If you haven’t yet done so, please sign-up for a “meeting time” with me using the Sign-Up Genius below.  It will be a small group meeting with 6 or 7 other students.  You need to sign-up on the form in order to be included in the meeting.  I want to check-in and see how everything is going, answer any questions you may have, and offer a few suggestions for distance learning.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548A5A82EAAF94-video

There are two days to choose from (Wednesday-Thursday) from 10:30-11:00.  Once you’ve sign-up for a time, I will send you further instructions in your email.  We’ll be meeting in Teams, and you can access the meeting by going to your calendar in Teams (on the left had toolbar).

Work for March 31st

Hi 6th Graders!
I understand that due dates have been a source of confusion for many students.  Assume that assignments should be done the day they are assigned, unless the teacher tells you otherwise in the directions.  If you’re unsure, you can always email the teacher directly to ask.  Also, I encourage you to check Power School, that’s a quick and easy way to see if you’ve missed anything.  Keep doing your best, I am so impressed with your work these last few weeks!

Language Arts:
1) Study lesson 7 vocabulary words (15 minutes).  We’ll be having an assessment on these words next Wednesday, April 8th.

2) Add one example to each of your notecards to help in your studying.  You can go back to the power point I created, or use your own illustrations & examples sheet from last week for ideas.  You do not need to send me a picture.

Literature:
This week’s assigned Achieve article is Katherine the Great.

1) Read the article carefully.
2) Complete the thought question.  A solid 6th grade response has 6-8 thoughtful sentences.  Please proofread before you submit!
3) Complete the activity.

Social Studies:
Review and study your Greek map (15 minutes).  Be able to locate the 8 places I had you label on your map last week.  We will be having a short geography quiz tomorrow (Wednesday).

For Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only:

If you haven’t yet done so, please sign-up for a “meeting time” with me using the Sign-Up Genius below.  It will be a small group meeting with 6 or 7 other students.  I want to check-in and see how everything is going, answer any questions you may have, and offer a few suggestions for distance learning.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548A5A82EAAF94-video

There are three days to choose from (Tuesday-Thursday) from 10:30-11:00.  Once you’ve sign-up for a time, I will send you further instructions in your email.  We’ll be meeting in Teams, and you can access the meeting by going to your calendar in Teams (on the left had toolbar).

 

Work for March 30th

Language Arts
1) Log-in to your account on www.noredink.com.

2) Complete the Pronoun & Antecedent practice that I’ve assigned to you today.

Literature
1) Read the first part of Chapter 10 in Roll or Thunder, Hear My Cry.  Pages 218-230 in the newer version of the book (Mrs. Brumback’s homeroom).  Pages 165-174 in the older version of the book (Ms. Sullivan’s homeroom).

2) Answer the following by writing a short paragraph (5-7 sentences).  Give a summary of what happened when Mr. Morrison encountered Kaleb Wallace on the road.  You may write your paragraph in your notebook and upload a picture of it, or type your paragraph in a new document to upload for the assignment.

Social Studies
Review and study your Greek map (10 minutes).  Be able to locate the 8 places I had you label on your map last week.  We will be having a short geography quiz on Wednesday.

For Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom Only:
Sign-up for a “meeting time” with me using the Sign-Up Genius below.  It will be a small group meeting with 6 or 7 other students.  I want to check-in and see how everything is going, answer any questions you may have, and offer a few suggestions for distance learning.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548A5A82EAAF94-video

There are four days to choose from (Monday-Thursday) from 10:30-11:00.  Once you’ve sign-up for a time, I will send you further instructions in your email.  We’ll be meeting in Teams, and you can access the meeting by going to your calendar in Teams (on the left had toolbar).

 

Work for March 27th

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  Be sure to keep checking your school email each day.  Look for messages in your “groups” folder in you inbox.  That’s where most of the all-class emails end up.

Literature:  Read your book talk book, or any other choice book for 30 minutes.

Catch-Up Day!
Use the rest of today to go through your assignments for the week, and catch up on anything you missed.  Look at the “Distance Learning Archive” tab on my webpage for all of your past work for my classes.  You can also check Power School, as teachers have started to input assignments for Trimester 3.  Be sure to read directions carefully, and let me know if you need any help!

Work for March 26th

Good morning students!  Be sure to go to your Microsoft Teams site for today’s assignments.  I made my first attempt at a video today as a part of your social studies assignment.  I’ll be setting up some time to video chat/check-in with each class sometime next week…stay tuned.  Have a great day!

Social Studies:
1) Check your answers for yesterday’s Greek map labeling.  Watch the video, that’s where you’ll find the answers!

2) Spend 10-15 minutes studying your map.  We’ll be having a small geography quiz next week on these 8 locations.

Language Arts:
Copy the pronoun notes (2 slides) into your language arts composition book.  We’ll be using these notes later, so you do not need to send me a picture of them now.

Literature:
Free choice Achieve article:  Choose any nonfiction article you’re interested in.  Read the article carefully and complete the activity.  Please complete this article by the end of the day.  (You do not need to do the thought question for a free choice article).

Other:
Be sure to check the teacher webpages and complete your work for music, Spanish, and PE!

Work for March 25th

Good Morning 6th Grade!

I’m impressed at how well you’ve done using our new learning platform on Microsoft Teams.  Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions if you get stuck with your technology, and please let me know if you still need a reliable device to use.  We are all learning together!  Mrs. Tsagalakis wanted me to remind you about a music tech assignment that’s due today.  Please be sure to check the webpages for music tech, Spanish, and PE!  I hope you have a great day of learning!

Sincerely,
Ms. Sullivan

Literature:
1) Complete the reading comprehension check on chapters 7-9.  Please use your book for reference if you need to.  Make sure to proofread your answers and click on turn in to submit your work!

Social Studies:
1) Take a look at the map document.  This is just like the one we did in class, however those maps are still at school, so we need to relabel them.

2) Number #1-8 on a new page in your social studies notebook.

3) Correctly label the 8 locations:

*Ionian Sea

*Mediterranean Sea

*Sparta

*Island of Crete

*Aegean Sea

*Sea of Crete

*Mt. Olympus

*Athens

4) Use the internet to find maps to help you, or use the first page in your social studies packet, The Early Greeks.

5) Keep this in your notebook for later, we will correct it tomorrow.

Other:
Be sure to check the teacher webpages and complete your work for music, Spanish, and PE!

Language Arts:
Nothing Today

Work for March 24th

Good Morning Awesome Students!
Today’s assignments are posted on teams, but you can also find a back-up on my teacher webpage.  Great job uploading pictures/descriptions of your home work spaces.  I’m happy to see that you’re all so organized!  Keep up the great work 😊

Language Arts:
1) Go onto your 6th Grade ELA team page and carefully read through the lesson 7 power point I made.  I wanted to give further explanation for each of our vocabulary words.

2) Complete the examples and illustrations sheet.  Include 2 examples and 1 illustration like we normally do.  Feel free to use the examples I gave you, but you will need to think of a second example on your own.  There are two ways to complete this:

-Print out the document if you would like to draw your illustrations.  Take a picture of your completed work and upload it for credit.

-Complete the document online and copy/paste images for your illustrations.  Be sure to turn in your completed work when you finish for credit.

Literature:
1) Achieve Article
From Little Havana to Chinatown
1st – Read the article carefully.
2nd – Complete  the thought question.
(A strong 6th grade answer is thoughtful, proofread, and 6-8 sentences in length.)
3rd – Complete the activity.

Social Studies:  Nothing today

Have a great day!

Work for March 23rd

Good morning, 6th graders!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Please be sure to check your email to find a special edition of ENN from Mrs. O’Leary and Senor Pablo.  Don’t forget to check your groups folder.  Today, I want everyone to practice submitting work accurately on teams for their social studies assignment.  Please be sure to read the directions carefully.  I hope you have a fantastic Monday!

Language Arts:

Study your new lesson 7 vocabulary note cards for 15 minutes.

Literature: 

1) Read your book talk book for 30 minutes.

2) Go to your 6th Grade ELA teams page if you haven’t yet added your book talk title to the class list.  Please add the title and author.

Social Studies:

Practice Posting Work on Teams
1) Go to the 6th Grade Social Studies teams page.  Make sure you’re in Chrome.  View the screenshot and watch the video about submitting assignments using teams.

2) Take a picture of your distance learning work area and submit it to me for your assignment.  Alternatively, you may type a short description of your work area (2-3 sentences) and upload it for your assignment.  Don’t forget to click, turn in!  The objective is to correctly submit to me by the end of the day!

Work for March 20th

Good Morning Wonderful Students!  You did it!  You persevered through your first week of distance learning!  I’m proud of you!  I know there were many frustrations; I know that I personally got stuck many times.  But it will only get easier from here :).

Language Arts:

1) Catchup Day!
Please take this time to look through the 4 language arts assignments I’ve given you this week and make sure you’ve completed them.  If not, work on them for at least 30 minutes.  I have attached a copy of this week’s past assignments to your email.  You can also find them under the “Distance Learning Archive” tab on the left side of my teacher webpage.

Literature: 

1) 3rd Trimester Book Talk
Let’s try this again!  If you haven’t typed in your book talk book choice to the document I shared with you yesterday, please do so today.  I will share it with you again this morning.  Don’t forget to look in your “groups” folder on your email.  I will also try to link it (correctly this time!) to an assignment in teams.

2) Achieve
Please complete your free-choice Achieve article today.  This is due by the end of the day, I don’t want it to carry over as homework this weekend.  Remember that free-choice articles must be nonfiction, and you need to read the article and complete the activity (no thought question).

3) Roll of Thunder
Make sure you are caught up with your reading.  You should be finished with chapter 9.  We will have a reading comprehension check early next week.

Social Studies:

1) Catchup Day!
Look over the three social studies assignments I gave you this week and make sure you’ve completed them.  If not, work on them for at least 30 minutes.  You can find the past assignments attached to the email I sent you this morning, or under the archive tab on my teacher webpage.

Archive Work for March 19th

Good Morning Wonderful Students!

Here is your distance learning work for today.  I have posted my first assignment in teams, and over the next week or so, I’ll transition to posting more assignments on that platform.  Be sure that you are using Chrome for your browser.

Please keep in mind that the teams app and your email are both work tools, and are meant for academic purposes only.  If you need to chat with a friend, or ask them a question, text or call them on the phone instead.

Thank you, and I hope you have a great day of learning!

Language Arts:
1) Log-in to your account on www.noredink.com.  Complete the subject/object pronouns assignment.  If you were absent when I gave out these accounts, on Thursday, March 12th, just log-in with the information on the note card I sent home that afternoon.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Literature:
1) Read for 30 minutes.  It can be any book of your choice!

2) Let me know the book you’ve chosen for 3rd trimester book talks.  Check your email and find the homeroom document I created for you.  Please find your name and type in the title and author.

Social Studies:
Nothing today

Specialist Classes:
Don’t forget to work on your specialist class assignments!

Spanish with Senora Blanca https://spanish.st-johnschool.org/

Music with Mrs. Tsagalakis https://musicpat.st-johnschool.org/

PE with Miss Tsagalakis https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

Archive work for March 18th

Language Arts:
1) Create a set of vocabulary notecards for our new Lesson 7 wordlist.  I’ve attached the words to this email, and they are also on my teacher webpage.  If you don’t have notecards at home, cut up some paper to make your own!

2) If you didn’t email me your final college letter draft, please do so today.

Literature:
1) Read the rest of chapter 9 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.  If you have the “newer” version of the book,   it’s pages 206-217, and if you have the “older” version of the book, it’s pages 156-164.

2) Write a paragraph giving a summary of what you just read, specifically the events involving Papa, Mr. Morrison, and Stacey at the end of the chapter.  Take a picture of your answer or scan it and email your writing to me.

Social Studies:

1) Use the following link to check your answers on yesterday’s guided outline.  Email me your score, + ___ / 19.  Also, in the email, let me know how you’re doing today!  https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/docx/viewer/teams/https:~2F~2Fstjohnseattle.sharepoint.com~2Fsites~2F6thGradeSocialStudies~2FShared%20Documents~2FGeneral~2FAnswer%20Keys~2FGuided%20Reading%204-1%20The%20Early%20Greeks%20Answer%20Key.docx?threadId=19:87445493e88a46598843c39150d3cb18@thread.tacv2&baseUrl=https:~2F~2Fstjohnseattle.sharepoint.com~2Fsites~2F6thGradeSocialStudies&fileId=6ed241ff-dbee-48aa-871c-98ca72400e27&ctx=files&rootContext=items_view&viewerAction=view

2) Watch the following video about Greek geography.  Add one more positive & negative to the geography chart you created on Monday in your composition book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE_VxVQ8cCA

 

Archive: March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Language Arts:

1) Email a finished and edited copy of your college letter draft to me.  If you need help editing, I can help you over email.  I have attached a copy of my example for guidance.

2) Log-on to typing.com and work on your lessons for 15 minutes (no games today).  Remember that your log-in looks like this:  6thmegs and your password is Sullivan.

Literature:

1) This week’s assigned Achieve article is, Twelve Years Old and in College.
-Please read carefully, then re-read the article a second time.
-Complete the thought question first and the activity second.
-Please don’t ask about a free choice article, we’ll take care of that later in the week.

2) Like I said yesterday, the 3rd trimester book talk genre is now open to any genre of book you choose, as long as it’s a good fit book.  The reason for this is that students no longer have access to the public library for books.  Tomorrow I will ask you for your final choice of book for this project.

Social Studies:

Finish reading and highlighting the Early Greeks chapter that I printed out for you last week (A Move to Colonize and The Polis) pages 121-123.  Complete the guided outline that I gave to you last week, both sides.  You don’t need to send me a picture of your assignment.  We will go over the answers tomorrow.

Other:  Don’t forget to check Miss Tsagalakis’ website for your weekly PE assignment.

Archive:  March 16th

***I will be emailing you daily by 9:00 a.m.  If you don’t see an email from me in your inbox, please check the “groups” folder on your email. ***

Language Arts:
Draft an email to me sharing your weekend highlight.  What was something nice or relaxing about your weekend?  Please use formal tone, just like we’ve been practicing for our business letters.  Don’t forget to include a greeting and closing.  Review and edit your work before hitting send.

Literature:
Read pages 195-206 (new book) / pages 148-156 (older book) in chapter 9 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.  Answer the following thought question in your literature composition book:  Why are the Logans trying to get the community to boycott the Wallace store?  Why are some families unable to participate in the boycott?

Social Studies:
Read and highlight the following parts of the Early Greeks chapter I gave you on Thursday (paper copy). The Geography of Greece, The Minoans, and The First Greek Kingdoms, pages 117 -120.  Create a chart in your notebook listing the positives/negatives (5 each) about Greece’s geography.

Other:
I realize that many students don’t have a copy of their classic book.  With the public libraries now closed, I’m going to switch up the book genre for 3rd trimester.  You may choose any good fit book you like.  If you want to continue reading your classic book, please do, you’ve chosen some great titles, but if you want to switch, you may.  Please think about it and see what books you have access to at home.  It must be a book you’ve never read before.  I’ll ask you to give me your “final choice” by Wednesday.