Week of June 10

Monday, June 10
Alphabiographies due tomorrow. Check out what we did today for all the specifications.
Also, choose your favorite entry that you want to share with your classmates in class on Tuesday.


Tuesday, June 11
Those who FINISHED their Alphabiographies, deserve a pat on the back and a relaxing night!
Those who DID NOT FINISH their Alphabiographies, need to work extra hard...it's almost the last day of school, folks, definitely not time to be lollygagging with major assignments!!!

Wednesday, June 12
Those who FINISHED their Alphabiographies, deserve a pat on the back and a relaxing night!
Those who DID NOT FINISH their Alphabiographies, need to work extra hard...it's almost the last day of school, folks, definitely not time to be lollygagging with major assignments!!!
Summer Reading info can be found here

Thursday, June 13
Bring a big bag in which to take home everything tomorrow
Celebrate, of course, and read, read, read!


Week of June 3

Monday, June 3
Make sure your Adult Edit is complete (due tomorrow)
Continue working on your Alphabiography (due next Tuesday)
If you have time before Wednesday, read over the Egyptian literature excerpts

Tuesday, June 4
Continue working on your essay; you will have time to write your conclusion in class on Thursday. The final version is due at the start of the period on Friday.
Continue working on your Alphabiography (due next Tuesday).
If you have time, take a second look at the Egyptian literature excerpts in order to prepare for tomorrow's guest presenter.

Wednesday, June 5
Keep working on your essay--best case scenario, everything finished but your conclusion by the beginning of class tomorrow.
Alphabiography due next Tuesday!

Thursday, June 6
Do whatever it takes to get your essay ready to turn in tomorrow!
You should include your green Adult Review form required and any peach Peer Reviews forms (recommended but not required).
Bring your library book and The Giver to turn in.
Alphabiography!

Friday, June 7
ALPHABIOGRAPHY due Tuesday, June 11th! Have fun...


MAY 2013

Week of May 27
Monday, May 27
NO SCHOOL--Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28
Read over comments made on the rough draft of your essay you submitted on Friday.
If you do not have at least half of your body paragraphs completed, do some writing at home tonight and bring it with you tomorrow (either send it via email or put it on a thumb drive).
Work on your Alphabiography due Tuesday, June 11 (two weeks from today).

Wednesday, May 29
Read over Essay Requirements (both pages); bring questions to class tomorrow.
If you you have more than two body paragraphs to write, do some work at home tonight so that you will be able to complete your draft--minus the conclusion--by the end of the period on Friday.
Work on your Alphabiography due Tuesday, June 11


Thursday, May 30
Have fun at the school dance!
If you are more than two paragraphs away from finishing the body of your essay, write tonight so you don't run out of time in class tomorrow.
If you have time, work on your Alphabiography due Tuesday, June 11.

Friday, May 31
Adult Review of Essay due Tuesday, June 4
Continue working on your Alphabiography due Tuesday, June 11



Week of May 20
Monday, May 20
Finish up your "outline" for your Compare/Contrast essay. The outline is not traditional but rather a brief document in which you include your thesis statement as well as a list of at least 3 major points you plan to make in your essay. At least one of these points must be a similarity that you found between The Giver and the Dystopian novel you read. A sample essay and its accompanying outline can be found below.



Tuesday, May 21
Figure out a system for transferring writing from your school laptop to your home computer as you will need a plan in place once we start with our compare/contrast essays
Bring both books to class tomorrow (The Giver and your Dystopian novel)

Wednesday, May 22
For start of class on Friday, compose at least two solid body paragraphs that include at least one quote from either novel
If time, begin working on the remaining Alphabiography entries (we ended with Q)

Thursday, May 23
For start of class tomorrow, make sure you have at least two solid body paragraphs that include at least one quote from either novel
If time, work on the remaining Alphabiography entries (final product due Tuesday, June 11)

Friday, May 24
Enjoy the weekend
If inspired or feeling a little bit behind, give thought to your essay and write a few paragraphs
Continue to work on the remaining Alphabiography entries (final produce due Tuesday, June 11)


Week of May 13
Monday, May 13
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel); read by Monday, May 20
Take notes on similarities between The Giver and your Dystopian novel

Tuesday, May 14
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel); read by Monday, May 20
Take Notes on similarities and differences between The Giver and your Dystopian novel




Wednesday, May 15
NO SCHOOL--Shavuot

Thursday, May 16
NO SCHOOL--Shavuot

Friday, May 17
NO SCHOOL--Teacher Work Day


Week of May 6
Monday, May 6
Finish reading The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 20-23 for tomorrow (see document under April 24)
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20

Tuesday, May 7
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20
Take notes on similarities between The Giver and your Dystopian novel


Wednesday, May 8
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20
Take notes on similarities between The Giver and your Dystopian novel
Feel free to review Gods and Goddesses Information in preparation for Friday's group quiz

Thursday, May 9
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20
Take notes on similarities between The Giver and your Dystopian novel
Feel free to review Gods and Goddesses Information in preparation for tomorrow's group quiz

Friday, May 10
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20
Take notes on similarities between The Giver and your Dystopian novel


APRIL 2013

Week of April 29
Monday, April 29
Read The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 12-16 for tomorrow (see document under April 24)
Challenge Option: List as many rules as you can from chapters 1-16


Tuesday, April 30
Read The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 17-19 for Thursday (see document under April 24)
Continue to add to the Community Rules list
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20

Wednesday, May 1
Read The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 17-19 for tomorrow (see document under April 24)
Continue to add to the Community Rules list
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20

Thursday, May 2
Finish reading The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 20-23 for Tuesday (see document under April 24)
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20

Friday, May 3
Finish reading The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 20-23 for Tuesday (see document under April 24)
Independent Reading (Dystopian Novel) due May 20


Week of April 22
Monday, April 22
Fill out Independent Reading Card (due tomorrow); you should answer the following questions on the card:
What is your name? What is the title of the Dystopian novel you have chosen to read? Who is the author? What is the total number of pages? Why did you choose to read this book? Have you started the book? If "yes," how many pages have you read? THIS NOVEL NEEDS TO READ BY MAY 20th!

Read The Giver, complete the questions and vocabulary for chapters 9-11 by Wednesday (see document below)



Tuesday, April 23
Read The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 9-11 for tomorrow (see document above)
Fill out Independent Reading Card if you haven't already


Wednesday, April 24
Read The Giver, complete questions and vocabulary for chapters 12-16 due on Tuesday (see document below)
Get ahead with The Giver worksheets for the rest of the book (if you have time)
Also, if you can concentrate on two novels at the same time, read your Dystopian novel



Thursday, April 25
NO SCHOOL--Conferences

Friday, April 26
NO SCHOOL--Conferences


Week of April 15
Monday, April 15
If you did not finish your map or the write-up about your neighborhood memory, do so tonight!

Tuesday, April 16
If you did not finish your Civilization Project self-reflection, do so tonight!

Read The Giver; complete the questions and vocabulary for Thursday (see specifics below)

Look over Dystopian Literature list (library time on Tuesday; choose by Tuesday, April 23)



Wednesday, April 17
Read The Giver chapters 1-3; complete the questions and vocabulary for tomorrow (see handout above)

Thursday, April 18
Read The Giver chapters 4-8, complete the questions and vocabulary for Monday (see handout below)


Friday, April 19
NO SCHOOL--conference prep for teachers
see homework above


Week of April 8
Monday, April 8
Prepare for Friday's test over Mesopotamia by reviewing vocabulary on quizlet.com AND looking over the review sheet


Tuesday, April 9
Prepare for Friday's test over Mesopotamia (vocabulary, textbook review, civilization chart)

Wednesday, April 10
Prepare for Friday's test over Mesopotamia (vocabulary, textbook review, civilization chart)
Be sure to read over "Babylonia" handout so we can fill in the chart first thing tomorrow morning


Thursday, April 11
Prepare for tomorrow's test (all relevant handouts can be found in the today section of the wiki)

Friday, April 12
If you haven't turned in your Front-Page Self-Evaluation, Conversation Sandwiches, or Create Your Own Civilization project, finish it up over the weekend.
Otherwise, celebrate a job well done on your Mesopotamia test and read for fun; Tuesday we start our class novel: The Giver.


Week of April 1
Monday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 3
Pesach Break

Thursday, April 4
If possible, finish "Conversation Sandwich #3" to turn in tomorrow OR turn it in on Monday
If you haven't finished your most recent Independent Reading Book (the one recommended by someone), finish it tonight
If you haven't finished all of the components of the "Create Your Own Civilization" Project, do so by Monday; bring all of the pieces ready to be glued on to the poster board at the beginning of class on Monday

Friday, April 5
IF you are still reading your Independent Reading book...FINISH it this weekend!
IF you are still working on Conversation Sandwich #3...FINISH it this weekend!
IF you are still working on your Civilization Project...FINISH it this weekend!
GOT TIME? Start reviewing Mesopotamia Vocabulary on quizlet.com (see resources page)


MARCH 2013

Week of March 25
Pesach Break


Week of March 18
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22
  • Study for Political Geography of Mesopotamia Quiz scheduled for Friday (use student-created map and review games listed on the resource page)
  • Finish your second Independent Reading "Conversation Sandwich" to turn in on Friday (instructions in document below)
  • Continue to read your Independent Reading Book
DURING PESACH BREAK
Read, read, read...and enjoy the holiday! See you on Thursday, April 4th.



Week of March 11
Monday, March 11
Study for Physical Geography of Mesopotamia Quiz
click here for a game that will help you review for SOME (not all) of the bodies of water

Tuesday, March 12
Read Ziggurat handout on resources page and complete the short worksheet (below)


Wednesday, March 13
Read Hammurabi's Code Handout (below) and write down one law from the code with which you strongly AGREE and one law from the code with which you strongly DISAGREE; if you want to look at all of the laws, check out this link.

Also, remember your CONVERSATION SANDWICH for you Independent Reading Book is due on Friday!


Thursday, March 14
Finish your first CONVERSATION SANDWICH to be turned in at the beginning of the period tomorrow (Ms. C-R's second example below)
Finish your Historical Fiction Front Page Newspaper Project Self-Evaluation due tomorrow



Friday, March 15
Continue with your Independent Reading; next "Conversation Sandwich" is due Friday, March 22
Enjoy your weekend!

Week of March 4
Monday, March 4
Work on the Historical Fiction Newspaper Project (due on Friday); be sure to write down any questions you may have as you are working on this project.

Tuesday, March 5
Work on the Historical Fiction Newspaper Project (due on Friday)
(Feel free to send rough drafts my way for editing or "practice" printing; remember all Pages documents must be sent as pdf's)
Also, confirm by Friday which book you are going to start reading for our next Independent Reading unit
(Remember it has to be a book someone recommended to you...and that person must be willing to have several conversations with you--either in person, by phone, or via email--about the book over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, March 6
Work on Historical Fiction Newspaper Project and have you next Independent Reading choice ready by FRIDAY!

Thursday, March 7
FINISH Historical Fiction Newspaper Project.
Be ready to report your next Independent Reading book and who recommended it to you.

Friday, March 8
Finish Newspaper Project Self-Evaluation
Read your Independent Reading book
Review some for the Physical Geography of Mesopotamia quiz on Tuesday




FEBRUARY 2013

Week of February 25
Monday, February 25
Read over the new and improved Historical Fiction Newspaper Project document.
Read over Ms. C-R's example from last year to see what was included, what was missing, and what was extra





Tuesday, February 26
Layout of front page of Historical Fiction Newspaper Project


Wednesday, February 27
Finish your plot summary for your Historical Fiction Newspaper Project (due at the beginning of the period tomorrow)

Thursday, February 28
Finish your setting article for your Historical Fiction Newspaper Project (due at the beginning of the period tomorrow)
This is where you get to highlight (in paragraph form) all that you learned from your book about its specific time period and location

Friday, March 1
Work on Front Page Project...due next Friday, March 8
(all remaining work including the layout must be done at home; no additional class time will be provided)


Week of February 18
Monday, February 18
NO SCHOOL--Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 19
Neatly write a paragraph on any school-appropriate topic of 6 or more sentences using at least 6 examples of the words: and, for, or, nor, so, yet, but
Do NOT insert any commas--we will trade papers in class on Wednesday and highlight these "magic" words and insert commas where necessary
(use the example from "The Comma Fun Continues" for inspiration and/or guidance)


Wednesday, February 20
Finish both sides of the Cave Painting Web Tour worksheet


Thursday, February 21
It's Adar! Be Happy!!!
Get ready for Purim...and read, of course.

Friday, February 22
Enjoy Shabbat and Purim...and read, of course.
Next week we begin our Mesopotamia unit and embark on our Historical Fiction Newspaper Project~


Week of February 11
Monday, February 11
TAGLIT!!!


Week of February 4
Monday, February 4
Independent Reading (Historical Fiction); finish novel by Tuesday, February 19th
If you finish early, choose a new book from Ms. C-R's copious collection

Tuesday, February 5
Prepare for more African country research by reading over questions and bringing your library card (if you have it at home)
Independent Reading (Historical Fiction); finish novel by Tuesday, February 19th


Wednesday, February 6
Make sure you have answered at least ONE question per theme of geography for the African Country Research Project; more than one would be even better! (see document above if you lost your copy)
Think about how you would like to display the information on a piece of construction paper as this will be on in-class task tomorrow (Thursday)
Independent Reading (Historical Fiction); finish novel by Tuesday, February 19th

Thursday, February 7
Independent Reading (Historical Fiction); finish novel by Tuesday, February 19th

Friday, February 8
READ! READ! READ! during Taglit week!!!
Historical Fiction novels must be read by Tuesday, February 19th


JANUARY 2013

Week of January 28
Monday, January 28
Review for African Country Quiz tomorrow--be able to match at least 25 countries with their locations on a map

Tuesday, January 29
Read Historical Fiction Book; Independent Reading Card due on Thursday
Bring Multnomah County Library Card tomorrow

Wednesday, January 30
Read your Historical Fiction novel
Independent Reading Card:
  • Your Name
  • Title of Book
  • Author
  • # of total pages
  • # of pages you've read
  • One thing you've learned about history from the book (explain in a full sentence)
  • How do you like the book so far (explain in a full sentence)
  • How do you plan to finish the book by Feb 19th

Thursday, January 31
Independent Reading
Enjoy the 3 day weekend and come back on Monday ready to be the best second semester Humanities student...ever!

Friday, February 1
NO SCHOOL--Report Card Prep


Week of January 21
Monday, January 21
NO SCHOOL--Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22
Finish up your Early Human Species "script" so you can get it approved tomorrow (Tuesday), get your log in code and password, and "blabberize" it
Fill out the African Countries request form; rank your top ten preferred countries for our short geography research project or just check "Surprise Me" if you are open to researching any of the 54 African countries


Wednesday, January 23
Review the geography of Africa by doing the tutorial on the resource page; play the "game" in the first box of the second column and be able to locate at least 10 of the 54 African countries. Tomorrow in class you will be reporting which countries you know for sure.
REMEMBER--Bring your Multnomah Library card (and password) to class on Thursday OR fill out the blue form and return on Thursday OR get a replacement card (by Monday)

Thursday, January 24
Finish reading the "Dating the Information" article and answer the 5 questions
REMEMBER--Bring your Multnomah Library card (and password) to class on Friday OR fill out the blue form and return on Friday OR get a replacement card (by Monday)



Friday, January 25
Independent Reading (Historical Fiction book)
Review African countries for Tuesday's quiz (review games located at the top of the resource page)
Bring Multnomah County Library card and password to class on Monday; those who submitted their forms will get their new cards next week


Week of January 14
Monday, January 14
Work on Book Commercial--Roni, Abby M. Tali, and Lily are scheduled to present tomorrow (Tuesday)


Tuesday, January 15
Work on Book Commercial--Ryan, Sofia, Isaac R., Zevi, Ishaan, and William are scheduled to present tomorrow (Wednesday)

Wednesday, January 16
Work on Book Commercial--Ishaan, Joshua, Seth, Eli and Mitchell are scheduled to present tomorrow (Thursday)

Thursday, January 17
Work on Book Commercial--Isaac V., Lev, Jesse, Sam, Karly, Abby G. and Seth present tomorrow (Friday)

Friday, January 18
Lev and Eli will present their Book Commercials on Tuesday; everyone else should complete their Book Commercial Self-Evaluations (except the last question)

Look over the Historical Fiction Independent Reading List with care in order to select a book by the end of next week



Week of January 7
Monday, January 7
Complete December Independent Reading Check-In worksheet


Tuesday, January 8
Work on Book Commercial--first set of presenters need to be ready on January 14


Wednesday, January 9
Work on Book Commercial--due next week

Thursday, January 10
Work on Book Commercial--due next week

Friday, January 11
Work on Book Commercial--due next week


DECEMBER 2012

Week of December 24
WINTER BREAK


Week of December 31
WINTER BREAK

Week of December 17
Monday, December 17
Interview an adult (any adult--parent, teacher, neighbor, grandparent, etc.) about the Scopes "Monkey" Trial. Ask him/her, "What do you know?" Write a paragraph describing the response.

Tuesday, December 18
Email Ms. C-R with your Book Review (send as an attachment in either Word (preferred) or Pages); ecohn-rozansky@pjarproud.org
And as always...Independent Reading, of course!

Wednesday, December 19
Email Ms. C-R with your Book Review (send as an attachment in either Word (preferred) or Pages); ecohn-rozansky@pjarproud.org
And as always...Independent Reading, of course!

Thursday, December 20
Last chance to submit a hard copy of your Book Review AND email is to Ms. C-R as an attachment: ecohn-rozansky@pjaproud.org
BOOK REVIEW MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL BEFORE YOU GO HOME FOR WINTER BREAK!
And as always...Independent Reading, of course!

Friday, December 21
Independent Reading (work on Book Commercial if you have time; due the week of January 15th)
Enjoy your Winter Break!
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Week of December 10
Monday, December 10
Read a little and then fill in your Independent Reading Card
[Answer the following questions: 1)Your Name, 2)Book Title, 3)Author, 4)Total # of Pages, 5)# of Pages You Have Read Thus Far, 6)What Do You Think of the Book Thus Far? 7)Why Did You Choose This Book? 8)How Do You Intend to Finish This Book by January 7th?]
also
For those who have yet to submit a Revised Version of your Imaginative Autobiography--work on it tonight! Revisions requested by this Friday (unless there are extenuating circumstances..in which case you must explain the situation to Ms. C-R BEFORE Friday)

Tuesday, December 11
Independent Reading
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For those who have yet to submit a Revised Version of your Imaginative Autobiography--work on it tonight! Revisions requested by this Friday (unless there are extenuating circumstances..in which case you must explain the situation to Ms. C-R BEFORE Friday)

Wednesday, December 12
Revise Book Review; final draft due at beginning of the period on Friday (December 14)

Thursday, December 13
Revise Book Review; final draft due at beginning of the period on Monday, December 17 (note new due date)
Think about an "H" word for tomorrow's Alphabiography

Friday, December 14
Finish Book Review...
For those who finish the Book Review, finish Imaginative Autobiography revisions...
For those who finish the Book Review and the Imaginative Autobiography revisions, enjoy some Independent Reading time and a very relaxing weekend!


Week of December 3
Monday, December 3
Continue thinking about and planning for your book review...more in class writing time tomorrow
Revise your Imaginative Autobiography (you know who you are)
Choose your next Independent Reading book (this month it's Free Choice!) by Monday, December 11th

Tuesday, December 4
Continue thinking about and planning for your book review...more in class writing time tomorrow
Revise your Imaginative Autobiography (you know who you are)
Choose your next Independent Reading book (this month it's Free Choice!) by Monday, December 11th

Wednesday, December 5
Continue thinking about and planning for your book review...more in class writing time tomorrow
Revise your Imaginative Autobiography (you know who you are)
Choose your next Independent Reading book (this month it's Free Choice!) by Monday, December 11th

Thursday, December 6
Add to your Book Review so you can put on the finishing touches in class tomorrow before turning it in tomorrow (Friday) for teacher feedback.
Revise your Imaginative Autobiography (you know who you are)
Choose your next Independent Reading book (this month it's Free Choice!) by Monday, December 11th

Friday, December 7
Read over the Book Commercial assignment sheet; bring clarifying questions to class on Monday

Imaginative Autobiography Revisers (you know who you are)--do your revision!
Decide on a December Independent Reading book; you will be filling out a Reading Card for Monday night's homework


NOVEMBER 2012

Week of November 26
Monday, November 26
Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down for Jewish Book Month Book

Imaginative Autobiography revisions (for those who turned in their work prior to Thanksgiving Break)
Reminders:
  • Book Orders due this Wednesday
  • Bring Jewish Book Month Book to class all this week


Tuesday, November 27
Finish "Simile of Your Future: sketch
Start looking for lines from your Jewish Book Month book that support the opinions you expressed in your "Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down" worksheet
Reminders:
  • Book Orders due tomorrow
  • Bring Jewish Book Month Book to class all this week
  • Imaginative Autobiography revisions (for those who turned in their work prior to Thanksgiving Break) are due next Monday, December 3


Wednesday, November 28
Write down textual evidence (aka quotes) from your Jewish Book Month book that support your strongest opinions about the book
Reminders:
  • Bring Jewish Book Month Book to class all this week
  • Imaginative Autobiography revisions (for those who turned in their work prior to Thanksgiving Break) are due next Monday, December 3

Thursday, November 29
Read the three Muppet Movie pieces. Decide which one is a promotion (advertisement), synopsis (summary) and review (opinion). On a separate sheet of paper explain which is which and why you think so.


Friday, November 30
Prepare for Book Review writing on Monday--read over guidelines (see pdf below), gather all relevant notes and materials, think over content and style options
Reminders:
  • Bring Jewish Book Month Book to class all this week
  • Imaginative Autobiography revisions (for those who turned in their work prior to Thanksgiving Break) are due Monday, December 3



Week of November 19

CONFERENCES & THANKSGIVING BREAK

Week of November 12
Monday, November 12
VETERAN'S DAY & TEACHER CONFERENCE PREP

Tuesday, November 13
Parent (or Other Adult) Edit due at the beginning of the period on Thursday (families have two nights to complete it)

Continue to work on Imaginative Autobiography at home (especially if you're planning on submitting a final draft on Friday)
Read your Jewish Book Month book

Wednesday, November 14
Keep on writing!
Make sure your parent (or other adult) completes the Parent (or Other Adult) Edit due at the beginning of the period TOMORROW!
Read your Jewish Book Month book

Thursday, November 15
Keep on writing!
Option 1: final draft due tomorrow (Friday, November 16)
Option 2: final draft due on the Monday after Thanksgiving (Monday, November 26)
Anyone whose parent did not do an edit needs to have that happen TODAY
Read your Jewish Book Month book

Friday, November 16
First and Foremost--Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!
Option 2 Folks (you know who you are)--Finish your Imaginative Autobiography. Be ready to turn in your packet at the start of class on Monday, November 26.
Everyone--Finish reading your Jewish Book Month book by Monday, November 26.


Week of November 5
Monday, November 5
Study hard for tomorrow's Global Literacy test!


Tuesday, November 6
Finish Quick Listing
Finish Timeline
Note: the timeline is actually a "time list" in which students use a piece a notebook paper to write down each year from their year of birth to 2032 (20 years from now) and then list as many things as they can that happened (or will happen) in a particular year


Wednesday, November 7
Read your Jewish Book Month book
Give some extra thought to everything you want to include in your Imaginative Autobiography; more in-class time to write tomorrow. Work on some of your prewriting activities if they are not already complete (Your Personal Past, 20 Years from Now Cluster, Quick Listing, and Timeline)

Thursday, November 8
Read your Jewish Book Month book
OPTIONAL--get ahead on your Imaginative Autobiography (body paragraphs and intro due at the beginning of the period on Tuesday, November 13)

Friday, November 9
Enjoy your 3 day weekend!
Read your Jewish Book Month book
IMPORTANT: Do whatever needs to be done to finish your rough draft in class on Tuesday. For some that means writing, for others it means thinking and planning.


OCTOBER 2012

Week of October 29
Monday, October 29
Complete "Where in the World" adult interview (front side only)

Select Jewish Book Month title by this Friday, November 2. List of options can be found by scrolling to October 15th below.


Tuesday, October 30
Finish "Your Personal Past" worksheet. Get help from parents to make sure all categories are covered.
Finish "Twenty Years from Now" cluster--the more specific details you include, the better! Use the template below if necessary (all work should be done on another sheet of paper to allow room for all your bubbles).


Select Jewish Book Month title by this Friday, November 2. List of options can be found by scrolling to October 15th below.

Wednesday, October 31
Finish up any missing homework (Your Personal Past, 20 Years from Now Cluster, Where in the World Interview)
Begin studying for Global Literacy test scheduled for next Tuesday. You can:
  • review your green Global Literacy notes
  • strengthen your Latitude and Longitude skills by using the links on the Resource page
  • review "Globe Terms" by logging on to Quizlet and using the flashcards or playing the games (Quizlet details can be found on Resource page)
Remember to select Jewish Book Month title by this Friday, November 2. List of options can be found by scrolling to October 15th below

Thursday, November 1
Continue studying for Global Literacy test scheduled for next Tuesday. Use Global Literacy Notes, Study Guide and On-Line Resources
Remember to select Jewish Book Month title by tomorrow. List of options can be found by scrolling to October 15th below

Friday, November 2
Independent Reading Card due at the beginning of the period on Monday (the card should be filled out toward the end of the weekend so as to include all pages read). Card must include student's name, title of book, author of book, total number of pages, number of pages read, what you think of the book so far, and how you intend to read the entire book by Monday, November 26 (the Monday after Thanksgiving)
Continue studying for Global Literacy test scheduled for next Tuesday. Use Global Literacy Notes, Study Guide, and On-Line Resources


Week of October 22
FIELD SCHOOL

Week of October 15
Monday, October 15
Put Finishing Touches on Book Talk & Rehearse at Home
Tuesday's presenters: Roni, Abby M., Tali, Joaquin, Lev and Ishaan

ALSO...

Next Independent Reading Assignment is for JEWISH BOOK MONTH (November)
Choose title from list below and begin reading no later than Friday, November 2
Finish reading book by Monday, November 26 (the Monday after Thanksgiving Break)

Tuesday, October 16
Wednesday's presenters: Lily, Abby G., Sofia, Ryan, William, Zevi, Seth, and Ishaan
  • For those who have NOT presented their Book Talks, prepare and practice
  • For those who HAVE presented their Book Talks, work on Self-Reflection
  • For anyone who has NOT finished your Bitstrip comic, finish it by this Friday!!!


Wednesday, October 17
Thursday's presenters: Seth, Ishaan, Sam, Joshua, Jesse, and Isaac R.
  • For those who have NOT presented their Book Talks, prepare and practice
  • For those who HAVE presented their Book Talks, work on Self-Reflection (see pdf above)
  • For anyone who has NOT finished your Bitstrip comic, finish it by this Friday!!!
  • If time, review Latitude and Longitude skills on resource page

Thursday, October 18
Friday presenters: Ishaan, Isaac V, Mitchell, Eli, and Karly
  • For those who have NOT presented their Book Talks, prepare and practice
  • For those who HAVE presented their Book Talks, work on Self-Reflection (see pdf above)
  • For anyone who has NOT finished your Bitstrip comic, finish it by this Friday!!!
  • If time, review Latitude and Longitude skills on resource page

Friday, October 19
  • Celebrate your successes! Everyone did a great job on their Book Talks!
  • Last chance to play around with Bitstrips; our subscription will cancel next week. If you want to save any of the comics you made on your own (not the one you made for Humanities), be sure to make a jpeg or pdf using the "download" button at the bottom of the page.
  • PACK SMART FOR FIELD SCHOOL! See you bright & early and ready for action on Monday!!!

Week of October 8
Monday, October 8
SHEMINI ATZERET

Tuesday, October 9
SIMCHAT TORAH

Wednesday, October 10
Complete your Independent Reading (autobiography or memoir should be read by tomorrow to allow enough time for Book Talk preparation)
Mid month book orders will be collected tomorrow so books can be delivered prior to Field School; if you're interested, don't forget your order!

Thursday, October 11
Prepare for Book Talk
Get Humanities Update form signed by parent

Friday, October 12
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Week of October 1
Monday, October 1
SUKKOT

Tuesday, October 2
SUKKOT

Wednesday, October 3
Work on Dear Ms. C-R letter (due this Friday)
Continue Independent Reading


Thursday, October 4
Finish Dear Ms. C-R letter (due tomorrow)
If time, work on Bitstrips comic

Friday, October 5
Continue with Independent Reading (book should be read by Thursday, October 11)
If time, work on Bitstrips comic
For those who have not submitted their Independent Reading Card and/or Dear Ms. C-R Letter: Wednesday, October 10, is the final due date before parents are notified of missing assignments. Get caught up!!!‚Äč


SEPTEMBER 2012

Week of September 24
Monday, September 24
Complete Independent Reading Card (include your name, title of book, author of book, how many total pages in the book, how many you have read, a sentence or two describing why you chose this book, and a sentence or two describing what you think of the book so far).
Also, give some thought to how you want to proceed with your School Memory comic strip.

Tuesday, September 25
Wishing you a meaningful Yom Kippur.
Please go over the Sixth Grade Brit with parents and have it signed; return it by the end of this week.

Wednesday, September 26
YOM KIPPUR

Thursday, September 27
Prepare for Proofreading Symbols quiz tomorrow (using flashcards or handout--see September 10th homework for relevant documents).
Remember to turn in signed Brit.

Friday, September 28
Independent Reading--autobiography/memoir needs to be read by Thursday, October 11 (that's less than two weeks away!)
If time, work on Bitstrip comic strip due on Friday, October 5 (that's in one week)
For those who have not turned in your Independent Reading card and/or your signed Brit, please be ready to submit these on Wednesday when we return to class.


Week of September 17
Monday, September 17
ROSH HASHANAH


Tuesday, September 18
ROSH HASHANAH

Wednesday, September 19
Write a solid paragraph describing a first day of school memory; the memory can come from any school year--preschool, kindergarten, any elementary grade, or middle school. If necessary, get your parents' input by asking them what they remember from your various first days of school.

Thursday, September 20
Create a rough draft of a 3-6 cell (or panel) comic strip based on a First Day of School Memory. We will create a final copy of this "graphic memoir page" on our laptops next week.

Friday, September 21
By Monday, decide on the Autobiography or Memoir you would like to read, get it from the library or the bookstore, and start reading! The list can be found on the today page under Friday, September 14. You can even email Ms. C-R on Sunday if you're having trouble deciding on a good book for you: ecohn-rozansky@pjaproud.org.


Week of September 10
Monday, September 10
Review Proofreading Symbols flashcards
Begin work on the Summer Reading Book Report Project (due this Friday, September 14)



Tuesday, September 11
Work on Book Cover Project
Be ready with at least two parts of the project for Wednesday; see the above Book Cover Project pdf for more specifics about the requirements

Wednesday, September 12
Work on Book Cover Project (due this Friday, September 14)

Thursday, September 13
FINISH Book Cover Project (due tomorrow at start of period)

Friday, September 14
Enjoy the four day weekend; see you next Wednesday!
Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova to all!!!


Week of September 3
Monday, September 3
LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 4
Sixth Grade Orientation and Tie Dye Party

Wednesday, September 5
Finish writing your Summer Vacation Grab Bag paragraph and type it up to be turned in at the start of Humanities on Thursday.
Oh! and celebrate a job well done...you made it through your first day of middle school!!!

Thursday, September 6
Complete "What in the World do you know about Ms. C-R?" (aka Truth and Lies Ms. C-R--see pdf below)
The rule to remember is 4 and 6: there are either 4 true statements and 6 false statement OR 4 false statements and 6 true statements. See if you can guess which statements are true and which are false...and then list your own true/false statements using the 4 and 6 rule. Your classmates will be guessing what is true and what is false for you, so make sure you do not circle the answers.



Friday, September 7
Complete "Introduce Yourself--How Do I Compare?" Bring to class on Monday.
Be prepared to begin Summer Reading project on Monday.
As always, read lots and enjoy the weekend!