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Posted: January 28, 2014

L/A - Finish the sheet on main idea. Social Studies - Finish telling an urban legend in your own words.  What does this legend tell about our culture? Math - Finish 6 - 15 on worksheet started in class.

Posted: January 28, 2014

Sorry this is late! SS - Finish your telling of an urban legend and discuss why it is relevant to our culture. Math - Finish 1-5 of the sheet on volume.

Posted: January 23, 2014

L/A - Finish the activities started in on symbolism and main idea. Math - Finish the worksheet on volume of triangular prisms.

Posted: January 21, 2014

L/A - Finish your responses from yesterday's reading. Math - Finish the practice questions (finding the volume of a rectangular prism).

Posted: January 20, 2014

L/A - Finish answering these questions from class.  Your answers should be 1-2 paragraphs each.  An acceptable paragraph for this assignment would be about 4 sentences. 1. Why doesn't Haymitch want Katniss and Peeta to show their skills until the private sessions with the Gamemakers?  How does this advice work out? 2. What do you think the preparations are like on a reality show?  Compare that to the preparations for The Hunger Games. 3. Discuss Katniss shooting the apple out of the pig's mouth.  What do you think the outcome of her action will be?   SS - Finish detailing the urban legend that you have chosen.  Later this week we will discuss what that tells us about our culture.   Math - Finish the assignment on volume of a rectangular prism. (We didn't get to this today, we'll continue our lesson tomorrow)

Posted: January 16, 2014

The take home Math test that was issued Monday is due tomorrow.  

Posted: January 14, 2014

Continue working on your take home test.  Bring it to class daily as we will review any concerns you have in class.  There is no reason to not score 100% on this test.

Posted: January 13, 2014

L/A - Finish the work on Main Idea. Math - Start your take home test due Friday.  Find a cylinder at home and record the appropriate information on your test.  Bring examples in tomorrow to check.

Posted: January 9, 2014

Math - Finish the sheet on surface area of cylinders. Next week, in lieu of a test, you will be finding cylinders in every day life, sketching them and calculating their surface area.  You will need 5 for full credit.  I would suggest bringing me your work as you complete it so I can tell you if you're on the right path. Start looking for cylinders this week. Also, next week you will be bringing in your own stories and legends that tell us something about culture (past or present).  It might help you to start looking for things like that this weekend.

Posted: January 8, 2014

Math - For the math homework sheet, you are only required to sketch the cylinders described in the problem.  If you want to go ahead and try to figure the surface area of the shape, you are welcome to.  We will be reviewing this tomorrow and having a short quiz next week. Social Studies - Complete questions #1 and #3 on the Culture article. Writing - Be ready for a writer's workshop tomorrow.  Be ready to continue a piece or start a new one.

Posted: January 7, 2014

Math - complete the worksheet on finding the surface area of a cylinder. Social Studies - Read the article on culture.  We will review it together tomorrow.

Posted: January 6, 2014

From here on out, the school year will fly by.  We have plenty to keep us busy in the cold winter months. First off, we will review our school's code of conduct and then move on to our content. For writing, we will continue drafting and revising memoirs.  We will also evaluate other samples of student writing to get a better feel as to what is expected on assessments. For reading, we will continue with our unit on Future Worlds with some articles and short stories before we dive into our book clubs.  After that, we will be jumping back into The Hunger Games. In Social Studies, we will start a unit on different cultures. In math we will continue to look at surface area and make our way to volume. Be sure to get plenty of rest - we're going to be busy! As always. homework will be posted here daily.

Posted: December 12, 2013

L/A- Underline examples of foreshadowing in the story Charles- Circle interesting vocabulary words in the story Charles. Math- review area of triangular prisms for a quiz tomorrow.

Posted: December 11, 2013

L/A - Finish the practicing similes and metaphors.  Make sure your work ends up in the metal bin tomorrow. Math - Find the surface area of the two triangular prisms we were working on in class.

Posted: December 10, 2013

L/A - finish the two activities for the play we read in class.  Try to figure out the vocabulary words from their context in the play.  If you're still unsure, consult a dictionary.  Also, be sure to use some o the vocabulary words when you "finish the play". Math - Complete the sheet on surface area.  Remember, a triangular prism has 5 surfaces and a rectangular prism has 6 surfaces.