Monday, March 31st

Welcome back!  It seems like everyone had a good Spring Break. We’ve still got a lot of school left to go, so stay focused, do your best and summer will be here before we know it!  :)

Social Studies:  The WWII Test is Friday.  You will get your study guide tomorrow, but it is never to early to start looking over all the information!  Tonight, you need to complete the map on p. 180.  (Remember to use your notes from p. 181 and the map on p. 778 in your textbook to help you complete it.)  Also check out this cool link about the Doolittle Raid:

Science:  Define the following 5 words from Ch. 21/Sect. 1:  1.telescope, 2.radiomagnetic radiation, 3.refracting telescope, 4.reflecting telescope, 5.observatory

Thursday, March 20th

Happy First Day of Spring!!  (FINALLY!)  :)

Social Studies:  Illustrate and color a scene from D-Day based on textbook or pictures shown in class.  The scene should fill the entire page and you should title it “D-Day.”  If you were absent today, use p. 770-776 to fill in the blanks for all of the sections  on your D-Day Notes (p. 179), except for “Death of a President”…we’ll be doing that tomorrow in class.  HOWEVER, if you will not be in class on Friday, March 21, you will need to read p. 776 and complete that last box of questions. 

Science:  No Homework unless you didn’t finish the Inner Planet Crossword Puzzle today in class.

Wednesday, March 19th

Social Studies:  Some students were asked to redo their “Four Freedom Project” paragraph tonight because they didn’t follow the STArt template.  Don’t forget that all the “source, title, author, verb, and topic” info should be in the first sentence.  That is a writing strategy that we’ve been focusing on and it is expected in your completed project.  If you were asked to redo it, please rewrite the paragraph on loose leaf and we will attach it to the illustration tomorrow.  If you didn’t have to redo it, yay you! Although I haven’t graded it and there may be points deducted for various things, you at least seemed to have your first sentence set up correctly.  :)   By Friday you should have a “D-Day” scene drawn and colored on p. 178.  We will look at more pictures tomorrow.

Science:  DSQ Ch. 20 Quiz is tomorrow.


Monday, March 17th – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Social Studies:  You’ve got 2 things due for me tomorrow.  1. Your Four Freedoms paragraph and illustration must be finished.  Make sure you follow all directions – see the SS Upload for all handouts and instructions if you’ve been absent.  2. Finish the Homefront Group questions if you didn’t finish them all in class today.  All of the Homefront Handouts/Reading Selections that are needed for the questions are in the Uploads section.  Remember that you must use your textbook to get the answers for the Tuskegee Airmen section.

Science:  DSQ Quiz on Friday. 

Friday, March 14th

Report Cards were passed out today.  Please share them with your parents!!  And don’t forget about OM Idol on Sunday at 2pm.

Social Studies:   The Four Freedoms Project is due on Tuesday.  You are to choose one of the Four Freedoms, write what it means to you TODAY, and illustrate a new poster to represent the freedom.See the SS Uploads for all of the handouts and instructions.  You should complete the “STArt” rough draft, sketch out the illustration for the poster, have a friend edit your rough draft based on the sample edits we did in class, and color your “poster.”  (Fill the entire space!)

Science:  Finish the “Goldilocks Condition” by Monday.  If you were absent, please check the Science Upload section.

Thursday, March 13th

Social Studies:  Today we read through President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech, and viewed the posters created by Norman Rockwell that go with the speech.  You then watched as I did a non-fiction summary paragraph about the speech using the STArt Template.  Then WE did a summary paragraph together about the Freedom of Speech poster.  (If you were absent today, please see the SS Upload section for the sample paragraph, and copy it word for word onto your template on p. 170.)  Tonight, you need to choose one of the other freedoms (Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, or Freedom from Fear) to analyze and complete the STArt template on p. 172.  Hint, the beginning (source and author) will be exactly like our sample paragraph today. Use the handout on p. 171 or click here to view the posters.

Science:  Your moon phase calendar is due tomorrow. 

Monday, March 10th

Social Studes:  Complete the Oahu Map in your notebook.  Color the front flap and then follow directions on the back to finish the map.  You will be drawing pictures, marking target locations with a red X and coloring the whole thing.  Due tomorrow.

Science:  Finish the Ch. 20/Section 3 “Inner Planets” guided reading (located in the Science Upload section).