Weekly Homework

  • March 2-6, 2020

    1) Practice and learn your spelling words. The test is on Friday.

    2) Week 3+ (March 2-March 10):

    1. Complete your experiment or collection. Analyze observations and write up results.
    2. Write, type, and proofread the final version of your abstract.
    3. Print photographs.
    4. Type explanations or background information and mount them on your display.
    5. Finish constructing your display, including graphs, charts, and visual aids.
    6. Bring your project to school on Wednesday, March 11, for the High Cap Science Fair.

    ****Remember that you only have to do the Abstract for the report for your science fair project. You do need to complete all the sections of the poster board.****

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    February 24-28, 2020

    1) Practice and learn your spelling words. The test is on Friday.

    2) Finish and bring your Great Book for Friday's meeting.

    3) Science Fair/Week 2

    Week 2 (February 24-February 28):

    1. Begin collecting or buying materials for your display.
    2. Work on first draft of your report.
    3. Continue to record observations from your experiment in your journal.
    4. Start assembling display unit.  See the example in your packet.
    5. Begin designing signs, labels, charts, graphs, or other visual aids for display.
    6. Write text background for display and plan its layout.
    7. Continue to record observations from experiment.
    8. Take any photographs you need.

    ****Remember that you only have to do the Abstract for the report for your science fair project. You do need to complete all the sections of the poster board.****

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    February 10-14, 2020

    1) Make a box to collect your valentines and bring on Friday. Have fun with it!

    2) Please bring valentines for all your classmates.

    Class List

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    Amy

    Anna

    Anya

    Beck

    Brody

    Connor

    Dash

    Elan

    Elden

    Hadrian

    Ina

    Jacob

    Keira

    Khai

    Liran

    Luke

    Neil

    Tianze

    3) Start your science fair project. See the link on the class page or the booklet you took home.

    From Science Fair Central at www.discoveryschool.com

    Starting Your Science Fair Project/Three-Week Schedule

    Taking on a science fair project might seem like a huge task, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience.  Use the timetable below to think through the steps in the process and follow a clear schedule. 

    *Class Presentation/High Cap Science Fair (mandatory):  Wed., March 11, 9:30 AM

    *WM Science Fair (optional): Wednesday, March 11 @ WM

    *2020 Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (optional): March 27-28 in Bremerton; For info, go to www.wssef.org.

    Week 1 (February 10-14):

    1. Choose a topic or problem to investigate. (If you have done a science fair project before, it should be from a different area of science).
    2. Start a journal to keep all your notes and research along the way.
    3. Begin research on your topic. Talk to experts, look through printed sources (books, journals, magazines, and newspapers), and search the Internet.
    4. Change your topic or problem, if necessary.
    5. Decide how to set up your investigation or experiment, including the procedure and necessary materials.
    6. From your initial research, write your hypothesis.
    7. Continue your research using the best resources you found.
    8. Complete initial research.  Set up outline for your written report.
    9. Start your experiment or demonstration collection.  Record your observations in your journal.

    Week 2 (February 24-February 28):

    1. Begin collecting or buying materials for your display.
    2. Work on first draft of your report.
    3. Continue to record observations from your experiment in your journal.
    4. Start assembling display unit.  See the example in your packet.
    5. Begin designing signs, labels, charts, graphs, or other visual aids for display.
    6. Write text background for display and plan its layout.
    7. Continue to record observations from experiment.
    8. Take any photographs you need.

    Week 3+ (March 2-March 10):

    1. Complete your experiment or collection. Analyze observations and write up results.
    2. Write, type, and proofread final version of written report.
    3. Print photographs.
    4. Type explanations or background information and mount them on your display.
    5. Finish constructing your display, including graphs, charts, and visual aids.
    6. Bring your project to school on Wednesday, March 11, for the High Cap Science Fair.

    4) Bring your science fair plan sheet to school on Friday. (It's okay if you change your mind once you begin the project.)

    Science Fair Project Plan (Due Friday, February 14)

     

    Name _____________________________

     

    Question You Are Asking ________________________________________________________________

     

    Your Hypothesis ________________________________________________________________

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    January 21-24, 2020: Check the site each day.

    1) Practice spelling. Remember to study a bit each night. The spelling test is on Friday.

    2) Complete Wordly Wise 11 A-E. 11 A-D is due Friday. 11 E is due next Tuesday (January 28). The meaning quiz is next Tuesday, too.

    3) Robot math group: Monday-complete the chapter 3 review pages. Remember to do only four (4) problems in each section. Due Wednesday.

    4) Finish and return the comma and conjunction practice pages. Due Friday.

    5) Read 30 minutes each night, Tuesday through Friday.

    6) Great Books is on Friday.  Finish your book, if you need to, and bring it to school by Friday.  

    7) Did you finish your Stepping on the Cracks work in class today?  If not, finish it tonight and bring it to class on Wednesday to share with your group.

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    January 13-17, 2020: Check the site each day.

    1) Practice spelling. Remember to study a bit each night. The spelling test is on Friday.

    2) Complete three (3) spelling menu items total. Due Friday.

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    3. Complete the math pages in your packet. Due Friday.

    4. Complete the Abraham Lincoln activity and answer the questions. Due Friday.

    5. Monday: Finish reading chapters 11-14 in Stepping On the Cracks, if you didn't finish in class.  Also, finish your discussion group task, if needed. Bring to class on Tuesday.

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    January 6-10, 2020: Check the site each day.

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    1) Practice spelling. Remember to study a bit each night. The spelling test is on Friday.

    2) Complete two (2) spelling menu items total. Due Friday.

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    3) If it didn't get done in class Monday: Finish reading chapters 7-10 in Tracker. Then, complete Creative Connector: 8-10 connections to these four chapters. The connections can be self, world, or to other books. Use complete sentences, capitals, and punctuation. Bring to class on Tuesday.

    4) If you need to finish Monday's math: Robot group-Finish Additional Practice 3-1.  Choose 20 problems to complete. Bring to class on Tuesday.

    5) Great Books is this Friday (January 10).  Finish your book. Write three (3) questions to share with your group and bring them on Friday.

    6) Read 20 minutes per night, Monday-Thursday. Great Books and Tracker can count for these minutes.

    7) Explore this science website on shadows: https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/the-earth-and-beyond/shadows/. Be ready to share how shadows change.

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    December 16-20, 2019

    1) Practice spelling. Remember to study a bit each night. The spelling test is on Friday.

    2) Complete a spelling menu option each night. Due Friday.

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    3) Finish Monday's math, if needed. The Droid group has a chapter test on Tuesday.

    4) Read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH through page 177, if needed.

    5) Reminder: Secret Snowman is Wednesday.

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    December 9-13, 2019

    1) Continue working on your social studies project. Due December 13 now.

    2) Practice spelling. Remember to study a bit each night. The spelling test is on Friday.

    3) Complete a spelling menu option. Just choose one total.

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    4) Great Books is this Friday.  Have your book read and bring it to your group, so you can get your next read.

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    December 2-6, 2019

    1) Complete the English practice sheet on numbers. Due Friday.

    2) Wordly Wise 7 A & B. Due Tuesday.

    3) Wordly Wise 7 C & D. Due Wednesday.

    4) Wordly Wise 7 E. Due Friday.

    5) Spelling and meanings tests for Wordly Wise List 7 are on Friday. Remember to study a bit each night.

    6) Continue working on your social studies project. Due December 12.

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    November 18-22, 2019

    1) Complete the math review. Chapter test is on Tuesday. Bring the review on Tuesday, so we can check it. 

    2) Finish your social studies analysis paragraph, if needed.  The poster board will be finished in class tomorrow.

    3) Finish working on your Reflections project. Remember to read the directions and rules carefully with your parents for the category you choose. Check to make sure if it needs to be in an envelope or wrapped in plastic wrap. It is due November 21.

    Here is the link:

    https://westmercerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/ptareflectionsartcontest

    Read the rules carefully for your category:

    https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

    Print this entry form and submit with each project you choose:

    https://westmercerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/03724/Communications/website/19-20-Student-Packet-WA-Generic-fillable-v2.pdf

     

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    November 4-8, 2019

    1) Continue working on your Marketplace product. Let me know if you need a poster board for your sign.  How will your product stand out from the others? How will you promote Greenpeace? Marketplace is November 15.

    2) Continue working on your Reflections project. Remember to read the directions and rules carefully with your parents for the category you choose. It is due November 21.

    Here is the link:

    https://westmercerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/ptareflectionsartcontest

    Read the rules carefully for your category:

    https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

    Print this entry form and submit with each project you choose:

    https://westmercerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/03724/Communications/website/19-20-Student-Packet-WA-Generic-fillable-v2.pdf

    3) Complete the page on George Washington. Due Friday.

    4) Complete the practice sheet on capitalization. Due Friday.

    5) Wordly Wise 6 A & B. Due Tuesday.

    6) Wordly Wise 6 C & D. Due Wednesday.

    7) Wordly Wise 6 E. Due Friday.

    8) Spelling and meanings tests for Wordly Wise List 6 are on Friday. Remember to study a bit each night.

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    October 21-25, 2019

     

    1) Continue working on your Reflections project. Remember to read the directions and rules carefully with your parents for the category you choose.

    2) Start planning your Marketplace product. Marketplace is November 15. See packet for instructions. This will be our charity fundraiser for Greenpeace.

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    October 14-18, 2019

    This is due Friday.  Please plan your homework time around your after school schedule.

    1) Practice your spelling words nightly. See the Spelling tab on this site. Go to the Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe beloew and choose three (3) activities you have not done before and complete them.

    2) Begin your PTA Reflections project.  Here is the link:

    https://westmercerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/ptareflectionsartcontest

    Read the rules carefully for your category:

    https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

    Print this entry form and submit with each project you choose:

    https://westmercerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/03724/Communications/website/19-20-Student-Packet-WA-Generic-fillable-v2.pdf

    It is due Thursday, November 21.

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    October 7-11, 2019

    This is due Friday.  Please plan your homework time around your after school schedule.

    1) Practice your spelling words nightly. See the Spelling tab on this site, if you don't have your Wordly Wise workbook. There will be a spelling test on Friday.

    2) Wordly Wise, List 19

        a) Monday, Do WW 19 A & B.  Please bring back to school on Tuesday.

        b) Tuesday, Complete WW 19 C & D. Bring to school on Wednesday.

        c) Wednesday and Thursday, Read WW 19E and answer the questions. Bring to school on Friday.

        d) Practice the meanings.  There will be a quiz on Friday.

    3) TCI (Science/Reading)

     a) Monday: Read Unit 3, Lesson 3: How Can Substances Be Identified?Section 2 - Properties You Can See. Complete Check for Understanding and Notes in this section.

        b) Tuesday, Read Unit 3, Lesson 4: How Do Scientists Know When Substances Change? / Section 2 - Substances Can Change State /Text with Notes. Complete Notes in this section.

        c) Wednesday, Read Unit 3, Lesson 5: What Causes Substances to Change? / Section 2 - Heating and Cooling Cause Changes / Text with Notes. Complete Notes in this section

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    September 30 - October 4, 2019

    This is due Friday.  Please plan your homework time around your after school schedule.

    1) Practice your spelling words nightly. See the Spelling tab on this site. There will be a spelling test on Friday.

    2) Also, complete a different trio in the Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe spelling menu below than you did last week. Complete the tasks and turn them in together on Friday, too. (You will get a hard copy in class.)

    3) Read at least 20 minutes each night, Tuesday-Thursday.

    4) Watch this video on BrainPop on Compounds & Mixtures:  

    https://www.brainpop.com/science/matterandchemistry/compoundsandmixtures/

    The password and login are both wmwolves.

     

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    September 23-27, 2019

    This is due Friday.  Please plan your homework time around your after school schedule.

    1) Practice your spelling words nightly. See the Spelling tab on this site. There will be a spelling test on Friday.

    2) Also, complete the Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe spelling menu tasks from the menu sheet. Complete the tasks and turn them in together on Friday, too. (You will get a hard copy in class.)

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    3. MATH: CUBES: Go to this website:

    https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Cubes/

    Complete 10 of the volume and surface area questions.

     

    4. MATH: Building a Box:

    https://illuminations.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Content/Lessons/Resources/3-5/Box-AS-Intro.pdf

    You will get a hard copy in class on Tuesday.

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    5. Read 15 minutes or more per night, Monday-Thursday.

     

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    September 16-20, 2019

    This is due Friday.  Please plan your homework time around your after school schedule.

    1) Practice your spelling words nightly. See the Spelling tab on this site, if you don't have your Wordly Wise workbook. There will be a spelling test on Friday.

    2) Wordly Wise, List 16

        a) Monday, Do WW 16 A & B.  Please bring back to school on Tuesday.

        b) Tuesday, Complete WW 16 C & D. Bring to school on Wednesday.

        c) Wednesday and Thursday, Read WW 16 E and answer the questions. Bring to school on Friday.

        d) Practice the meanings.  There will be a quiz on Friday. (I will show you how to find practice exercises on Quizlet.com           in class.)

    3) Read at least 15 minutes per night, Tuesday-Thursday. 

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    September 9-13, 2019

    This is due Friday.  Please plan your homework time around your after school schedule.

    1) Practice your spelling words nightly. See the Spelling tab on this site, if you misplaced your list. There will be a spelling test on Friday.

    2) Also, choose two (2) spelling menu tasks from the menu sheet. Complete the tasks and turn them in together on Friday, too.

    3) Read at least 15 minutes per night.  Use the reading log menu accomplish this.  Return the log this Friday.