Week of June 16-20

Monday, June 16
Finish your Alphabiography! It is due at the beginning of class TOMORROW!!! All 26 letters please!


Tuesday, June 17
If you didn't finish your compare/contrast essay, do so tonight.
Also, double-check to make sure your Jeopardy questions are ready to go. You will have about 5 minutes on Wednesday to take one final gander before you play the game!


Wednesday, June 18
Learn all you can about your famous Egyptian so you can help create your nome's dinner party skit in class tomorrow.

Thursday, June 19
If necessary, put the finishing touches on your dinner party skit. Your Nome will have 5 minutes to prepare in the morning before the BIG performance!
Bring a bag to take home your Humanities stuff.

Friday, June 20
Thanks for a WONDERFUL year and have a GREAT summer!
Try to pack it lots of reading, writing, question-asking, relaxation and FUN!



Week of June 9-13

Monday, June 9
Finish your body paragraphs.
Bring all of what you've written so far, your compare/contrast notes, your Dystopian novel, and The Giver to class on Tuesday. We will be discussing strategies for incorporating quotes and ideas for an introduction and conclusion. You will have plenty of writing time!

Tuesday, June 10
Definitely work on your Alphabiography which is due next Tuesday!
As far as your essay goes, you will have time in class on Wednesday and Thursday (45 minutes each day) to continue working on your introduction, conclusion, and how to best incorporate quotes, but the assumption is that you already have finished your body paragraphs. If not, you'll need to do so tonight.


Wednesday, June 11
Definitely work on your Alphabiography which is due next Tuesday!
If you are behind with your compare/contrast essay (meaning you have not finished your body paragraphs and your introduction), do some writing tonight. You will have about 40 minutes to write in class tomorrow with the hope of printing out a full rough draft at the end of that time.

Thursday, June 12
Enjoy the Dance!
If you haven't already turned in your first draft of your Compare/Contrast essay, please do so tomorrow (Friday) morning. Minimum for submission: intro and all your body paragraphs. If you haven't completed your conclusion yet, you can work on that over the weekend or on Tuesday which is reserved as an in-class revision day.

Friday, June 13
Work on Alphabiography...make it spiffy! It's due on Tuesday.
If you haven't submitted the draft of your Compare/Contrast essay, be sure to email it to Ms. C-R this weekend.



Week of June 2-6

Monday, June 2
Bring all notes and books necessary for writing your Compare-Contrast essay in class tomorrow.
Keep working on your Alphabiography.

Tuesday, June 3
Enjoy your 5 day weekend!!!
Work on your body paragraphs for your Compare/Contrast essay. Try to incorporate your quotes (at least 3) into your paragraphs. We'll discuss how to best "embed" quotes and to write an introduction and conclusion on Tuesday, June 10th. Therefore, complete body paragraphs and try your hand at including quotes by the start of class on Tuesday!
Also work on your Alphabiography due Tuesday, June 17th.

Wednesday, June 4
NO SCHOOL--Shavuot

Thursday, June 5
NO SCHOOL--Shavuot

Friday, June 6
NO SCHOOL--Report Card Prep Day



MAY

Week of May 26- 30
Monday, May 26
NO SCHOOL--Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27
Finish notes for Compare/Contrast Essay--be sure to have at least 3 categories listed and at least 3 quotes from the texts (at least one from The Giver and at least one from your Dystopian novel)


Wednesday, May 28
Using the worksheet posted above, choose at least 3 categories to explore in your essay (focus on similarities more than differences, if possible). Include at least three quotations from the novels (at least one from The Giver and one from your Dystopian novel).


Thursday, May 29
Work on your Alphabiography!
Alphabiography is due Tuesday, June 17th. Whenever you have a spare moment at home, work on the remaining entries and edit (and/or add to) the ones you've already written. Don't forget about putting it in booklet form and making it visually pleasing.

Friday, May 30
Work on your Alphabiography!


Week of May 19- 23
Monday, May 19
While reading your Dystopian novel, make sure you are noting similarities to and differences from The Giver.
Prepare for the gods/goddesses quiz which will be held on Wednesday. Remember the more "extras" you know, the more points your Nome can earn!

Tuesday, May 20
Keep reading Dystopian novel.
Prepare for tomorrow's group quiz over gods and goddesses.

Wednesday, May 21
Keep reading Dystopian novel.
Bring The Giver and pink "similarities and differences" form to class tomorrow.

Thursday, May 22
Finish your Dystopian novels by Tuesday. Choose the one you want to compare to/contrast with The Giver and bring both books with you on Tuesday along with your hot pink list of similarities and differences.

Friday, May 23
Finish your Dystopian novels. Choose the one that works best to compare to and contrast with The Giver and bring it to class on Tuesday. Don't forget to bring your hot pink list of similarities and differences and your copy of The Giver as well. Finally, take time this weekend to work on your Alphabiography entries. The final product is not due until the last week of school, but you want to be sure to leave enough time to write all the entries and then spiffy it up.



Week of May 12- 16
Monday, May 12
Keep reading your Dystopian novel. Be sure you're taking notes about how the novel compares to and contrasts with The Giver.


Tuesday, May 13
Keep reading your Dystopian novel. If you did not finish your memory poem, type it up and print it up tonight.

Wednesday, May 14
Keep reading your Dystopian novel. If you did not finish your memory poem, type it up and print it out to turn in tomorrow..

Thursday, May 15
Keep reading your Dystopian novel. If you did not finish your memory poem, type it up and print it out to turn in tomorrow as we will be making any revisions and printing out our FINAL final copies during class.


Friday, May 16
While reading your Dystopian novel, make sure you are noting similarities to and differences from The Giver.
Prepare for the gods/goddesses quiz which will be held on Wednesday. Remember the more "extras" you know, the more points your Nome can earn!


Week of May 5- 9
Monday, May 5
Keep reading your Dystopian novel.

Tuesday, May 6
Keep reading your Dystopian novel.

Wednesday, May 7
Keep reading your Dystopian novel. Be sure you're taking notes about how the novel compares to and contrasts with The Giver.

Thursday, May 8
Keep reading your Dystopian novel. Be sure you're taking notes about how the novel compares to and contrasts with The Giver.

Friday, May 9
NO SCHOOL--Teacher Inservice


APRIL

Week of April 28-May 2
Monday, April 28
Continue adding to your "Rules" and "Rites of Passage" forms.
Choose your Dystopian novel by Thursday and begin reading (if you are wanting to read a book not on the list, submit a request by Wednesday)

Tuesday, April 29
Remember to choose you Dystopian novel and begin reading it by Thursday. If you want to read a title not on the list, submit a written request listing the book, its author, and why you want to read it to Ms. C-R by Wednesday. Continue adding to your "Rules" and "Rites of Passage" forms and give some serious thought to whether you want to participate in next Tuesday's Poetry Slam by reciting a poem written by you.

Wednesday, April 30
Bring The Giver and "Rules" and "Rites of Passage" forms to class tomorrow.
Choose your Dystopian novel and begin reading!

Thursday, May 1
Remember to fill out your Independent Reading Card for your Dystopian novel. Note: You MUST read some of the novel before filling out the card.
The card should include 1. Your Name, 2. Title of Book, 3. Author of Book, 4. Total number of Pages, 5. Pages you've read so far, 6. Why you chose this book, and 7. What you think of the book thus far.
Also think about Alphabiography "R," and for those who did not have enough entries on your "Rules" and "Rites of Passage" forms, add to those tonight as well!

Friday, May 2
Read your Dystopian novel; be sure to pay attention to the similarities to and differences from The Giver.



Week of April 21-25
Monday, April 21
NO SCHOOL--Pesach Break

Tuesday, April 22
NO SCHOOL--Pesach Break


Wednesday, April 23
NO SCHOOL--Pesach Break


Thursday, April 24
Finish reading The Giver by Monday so we can talk about all of it (including the ending).
Prepare for tomorrow's "Q" Alphabiography.

Friday, April 25
Finish reading The Giver
Decide by Thursday on your Dystopian novel


Week of April 14-18
NO SCHOOL--Pesach Break

Week of April 7-11
Monday, April 7
Conversation Sandwich #3 due Thursday.
Keep reading; your book needs to be read by this Friday.

Tuesday, April 8
Conversation Sandwich #3 due Thursday.
Keep reading; your book needs to be read by this Friday.

Wednesday, April 9
Finish Conversation Sandwich #3 (due tomorrow).
Finish reading your book by Friday so you can give full attention to The Giver.

Thursday, April 10
Review for tomorrow's Jeopardy game
Vocab review can be found on www.quizlet.com (log in name--pjahumanities6; password--humanities)
Any missing Conversation Sandwiches or revised Letters to the Editor? Turn them in tomorrow!!!

Friday, April 11
Read The Giver (finish by Monday, April 28th)--don't forget about the "Rules" and "Rites of Passage" worksheets; add to them throughout your reading.
If you want to get ahead (or are looking for something to read), tackle one of the dystopian novels from the list.
ENJOY!!!




MARCH

Week of March 31-April 4
Monday, March 31
Study for tomorrow's Map Quiz

Tuesday, April 1
Revise your Letter to the Editor (if necessary)
Keep in mind that the third and final Conversation Sandwich is due next Thursday

Wednesday, April 2
Keep Reading!
Conversation Sandwich #3 is due on Thursday, April 10th

Thursday, April 3
NO SCHOOL--Conferences

Friday, April 4
NO SCHOOL--Conferences


Week of March 24-28
Monday, March 24
Finish up the draft of your Letter to the Editor
(Using several of the qualities we noted in our examples of a Letter to the Editor--reflect strong opinion, include personal experience, can be humorous, can use facts, statistics, and/or quotes from experts, short and focused, etc.-- create a solid draft in which you either agree or disagree with one of Hammurabi's laws. It should be typed and printed out by the start of class tomorrow)

Tuesday, March 25
Upgrade your Letter to the Editor by adding details, creating a clever name, and formatting it so it looks good (one piece of paper only--font and size are up to you)

Wednesday, March 26
Work on Conversation Sandwich #2 (due on Monday, 3/31) and prepare for Political Geography Quiz (to be taken on Tuesday, 4/1)

Thursday, March 27
Finish Conversation Sandwich #2 (due on Monday, 3/31) and review for Political Geography Quiz (to be taken on Tuesday, 4/1). Oh...and don't forget to read!

Friday, March 28
NO SCHOOL--Conference Prep



Week of March 17-21
Monday, March 17
Finish up your Self-Evaluation.
Study for Wednesday's map quiz.
Keep reading; Conversation Sandwich due on Friday.

Tuesday, March 18
Study for tomorrow's map quiz.
Keep reading; Conversation Sandwich due on Friday.

Wednesday, March 19
Conversation Sandwich #1 due Friday. Check out the resource page for examples (just under the Mesopotamia links).

Thursday, March 20
Conversation Sandwich #1 is due tomorrow. Print it out or forward an email "conversation" to ecohn-rozansky@pjaproud.org before 8am tomorrow!
Keep reading!
Give some thought to Alphabiography "O" words.

Friday, March 21
Read! Relax! Enjoy!
Dates to remember: Conversation Sandwich #2 due Monday, March 31st AND Quiz over Political Map is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1st


Week of March 10-14
Monday, March 10
Continue working on your Newspaper Front Page Project!
Your goal should be to finish ALL content for your Front Page Project tonight. That means the 45 minutes of work time in class tomorrow can be focused on layout only. The final project is due (either by turning in your cut and paste version or emailing the computer version to Ms. C-R) at the start of the period on Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 11
Finish up your Newspaper Front Page Project!
Be ready to turn it in tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. You will have a few moments in class to email it to Ms. C-R so it can be printed on large paper.


Wednesday, March 12
Read some of your next Independent Reading book (recommended by another)
Fill out an Independent Reading Card: Your Name? Title of Book? Author? Total # of Pages? Pages You've Read So Far? What You Think of the Book So Far? Who Recommended it to You? Does the Person Know They Need to Help You With Your Assignment (3 Conversation Sandwiches)? What Form of Communication Will You Use for Your Conversations (email, skype, in person, etc)?

Thursday, March 13
Keep reading your new Independent Reading book (recommended by another); your first Conversation Sandwich is due next Friday, March 21st. Also, take time to review for the quiz over the physical map of Ancient Mesopotamia which will next Wednesday, March 19th. There are some fun games on the resource page; they don't have all of the geographical features you need to know for the quiz, but it's a good a place to start as most of the bodies of water are covered.

Friday, March 14
Keep reading your new Independent Reading book; your first Conversation Sandwich is due next Friday, March 21st. Also, take time to review for the quiz over the physical map of Ancient Mesopotamia which will next Wednesday, March 19th.



Week of March 3-7
Monday, March 3
Continue writing your second article (either plot summary, character, or setting). Plan on taking no more than 30 minutes at home tonight as there will be an additional 25 minutes in class tomorrow to finish up.

Tuesday, March 4
Continue working on your Newspaper Front Page Project. The third article is due at the start of class on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 5
Finish up your third article which is due at the start of class tomorrow. If you have time, work on some of the other features, articles, or extras.

Thursday, March 6
Keep working on your Newspaper Front Page Project.

Friday, March 7
Keep working on your Newspaper Front Page Project. Complete at least two more articles/features/extra for Monday (more if you want to keep next week's homework more manageable).


FEBRUARY

Week of February 24-28
Monday, February 24
Complete the Historical Fiction Newspaper Front Page Requirement "Match"




Tuesday, February 25
Think through all Historical Fiction Newspaper Front Page content so you're ready to do the layout in class tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 26
Finish up your Historical Fiction Newspaper Front Page layout. Remember that this is just a starting point and definitely a rough draft that will morph as articles are written.

Thursday, February 27
Finish writing your plot summary OR setting OR character article for your Historical Fiction Newspaper Front Page project and have a printed copy ready to submit for teacher feedback at the start of class tomorrow. Give thought to Alphabiography "M."

Friday, February 28
Work on your Front Page Project based on what you know about the timeline and your own schedule over the next 10 days or so. Second main article draft due on Tuesday 3/4 and third main article draft due on Thursday 3/6. There will be time to work on the layout of the front page on Monday 3/10 and, hopefully, the final project will be due on Tuesday 3/11. Good Luck!


Week of February 17-21
Monday, February 17
NO SCHOOL--Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 18
TAGLIT!

Wednesday, February 19
TAGLIT!

Thursday, February 20
TAGLIT!

Friday, February 21
TAGLIT!


Week of February 10-14
Monday, February 10
NO SCHOOL--Snow Day!

Tuesday, February 11
Keep on reading!
For those who have not taken their African Country Quiz, study hard tonight!

Wednesday, February 12
For those who did not finish the front side of their "First Footsteps" worksheet, finish it tonight. Below is the worksheet and the four pages from the textbook that you will need to read in order to complete it...



Thursday, February 13
Finish up your Cave Painting Web Research if you didn't have time in class.

Read over your Book Review and make any "last chance" edits.
Of course, read!!!

Friday, February 14
Read!
Enjoy Taglit Week!!!



Week of February 3-7
Monday, February 3
Finish filling in your First Semester Self-Reflection form (due at the beginning of the period tomorrow).
Review for your African Country Quiz on Thursday. Go to resource page for some fun (and helpful) games.
And, of course, as always...read!


Tuesday, February 4
Continue reviewing for your African Country Quiz on Thursday. Go to resource page for some fun (and helpful) games.
And, of course, as always...read!

Wednesday, February 5
Continue reviewing for your African Country Quiz on Thursday or Friday (your choice). Use the handy-dandy review games on the resource page to help you prepare.
And, as always...read!

Thursday, February 6
More African Country review, please; quiz tomorrow for those who did not take it today.
Think about the topic for your Alphabiography "L"; we'll start our Friday with this.
And, as always...read!


JANUARY

Week of January 27-31
Monday, January 27
Read your Historical Fiction book.
Challenge version of the Latitude and Longitude quiz available for those who want to take it.

Tuesday, January 28
Correct or add to your African Country Research (based on the post-its on your work).
And, of course, as always...read!

Wednesday, January 29
Write 3-5 questions for the LA LA ASAP Project (also known as the Learn A Lot About Austin, Sacramento, and Portland Project). We spent a good chunk of today's class brainstorming as a class and in small groups about questions we would like to ask the students from the other day schools. Now it's time for you to come up with 3-5 more questions on your own. Focus on things you are really curious about and aim for open-ended questions rather than those that can simply be answered with a "yes" or "no." Notecards were provided, but you can use a regular piece of paper if you prefer,
And, of course, as always...read!

Thursday, January 30
Review Map of Africa that we filled out in class today (see answer key below). Use the links on the resource page of the wiki (see Africa toward the bottom of the page) to help you memorize where the countries are located. We will have a quiz next Thursday; your goal is to correctly locate at least 28 of the 55 countries/territories.
And, of course, keep reading your Historical Fiction book.


Friday, January 31
NO SCHOOL--Report Card Prep Day


Week of January 20-24
Monday, January 20
NO SCHOOL--MLK Day

Tuesday, January 21
Make a list of the ways humans differ from other animals. Feel free to discuss the topic with parents and add as many items to your list as you can.

Wednesday, January 22
Finish your quasi-Quiz over Latitude and Longitude (map and instructions below)
Due at the beginning of the period tomorrow (Thursday)


Thursday, January 23
Finish your African Country Research sheet using Culturegrams.
Make sure you have a Historical Fiction book to read this weekend.


Friday, January 24
Read!
Fill out Independent Reading Card; it should include:
  • your name
  • title of your book
  • author of your book
  • total number of pages
  • pages you've read so far
  • why you chose this book
  • what you think of the book so far


Week of January 13-17
Monday, January 13
Work on Book Commercials...
Olivia J., Cassie, Isabella, and Zach present on Tuesday. Basia, Hannah, Sophia, and Lydia present on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 14
Work on Book Commercials
Basia, Hannah, Sophia, and Lydia present on Wednesday. Juliana, Isabel, Olivia F., and Leanne present on Thursday.
Those who presented on Tuesday should work on their Self-Evaluations due on Friday after the last presenter.


Wednesday, January 15
Work on Book Commercial
Juliana, Isabel, Olivia F., and Leanne present on Thursday. Nayantara, Zoe, and Dina present on Friday.
All those who have already presented should work on their Self-Evaluations due on Friday after the last presenter.

Thursday, January 16
Work on Book Commercial
Nayantara, Zoe, and Dina present on Friday.
All those who have already presented should work on their Self-Evaluations due at the end of the period tomorrow.

Friday, January 17
Read over Historical Fiction Book List and think about what book you want to read
Deadline to choose a book and have it in your possession is next Friday, January 24th
Independent Reading Card due Monday, January 27th
Book needs to read by the Monday after Taglit, February 24th



Week of January 6-10
Monday, January 6
Complete Independent Reading Check-In

Prepare for tomorrow's in-class revision of your Book Review


Tuesday, January 7
Work on Book Commercial--presentations begin next Tuesday, January 14th
If you haven't uploaded your revised Jewish Book Month Book Review, please do so by this Friday.

Wednesday, January 8
Work on Book Commercial--tomorrow we will assign who presents on what day day (either Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri of next week)
Here's the World Map if you have time to review (remember: 7 continents, 5 oceans, Equator, Prime Meridian, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn--18 items total)


Thursday, January 9
Work on Book Commercial--the order of presenters has been decided. We look forward to Olivia J., Cassie, Isabella, and Zach presenting on Tuesday!

Friday, January 10
Work on Book Commercial--the order of presenters has been decided. We look forward to Olivia J., Cassie, Isabella, and Zach presenting on Tuesday!


DECEMBER

Week of December 16-20
Monday, December 16
Work on your Book Review concentrating on more content, especially review (as opposed to too much synopsis)
We will be working on this for most of the class period tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 17
Keep working on your Book Review.
Best case scenario, turn it in on Thursday; equally acceptable back up plan, turn it in on Friday instead.
Need to get your review-writing wheels turning? Check out the tutorial below:
Writing a Book Review

Wednesday, December 18
Keep working on your Book Review.
Best case scenario, turn it in tomorrow; equally acceptable back up plan, turn it in on Friday instead.
Need to get your review-writing wheels turning? Check out the tutorial below:
Writing a Book Review

Thursday, December 19
Complete your Book Review.
You will need to turn in a draft of your full Book Review at the beginning of the period on Friday. Focus on including all your ideas, especially your opinions about your book. Be sure to format your work correctly (double-spaced with indented paragraphs) and to include an attention-grabbing title. You will have a chance to revise your review after Winter Break.

Friday, December 20
Read! Relax! Enjoy!
Have a GREAT Winter Break!!!


Week of December 9-13
Monday, December 9
Think about your "My Future is Like..." Symbol

Tuesday, December 10
Write 2-3 sentence explanation of why your future is like the symbol you chose. On the half sheet of paper you were given, sketch an artistic representation of that symbol.

Wednesday, December 11
Highlight any words, phrases, or sentences that you consider to be review (the author's opinion) in the Wildwood Book Review.
Read over the "Writing a Book Review" handout in order to be well-prepared for beginning our writing in class tomorrow.
Bring your Jewish Book Month Book and your Library Card tomorrow!


Thursday, December 12
Write at least 2 paragraphs of your Book Review

Friday, December 13
Read!
Fill out Independent Reading Card at the end of the weekend. Include: Your Name, Title of Book, Author of Book, Number of Total Pages, Pages You Have Read So Far, What Made You Choose This Book, How You Like the Book So Far


Week of December 2-6
Monday, December 2
Finish Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down worksheet.
Try to come up with at least 3 examples for each category; the more specific, the better.


Tuesday, December 3
Finish the latest revision of your Imaginative Autobiography and print it out so we can peer edit tomorrow (Wednesday)


Wednesday, December 4
Revise! Revise! Revise!
Based on all of the feedback you have gotten from parents, from your teacher, and from your peers, work on making your Imaginative Autobiography the very best it can be. The final version is due at the beginning of class on Friday.

Thursday, December 5
Put the finishing touches on your Imaginative Autobiography. Final version with peer edited version and yellow peer edit form due at the beginning of class tomorrow.
Prepare a costume/prop which represent the FUTURE you!

Friday, December 6
Read!
For our next Independent Reading unit, it's free choice. You need to choose a title by the end of next week (Independent Reading Card to be filled out next Thursday night as homework). Then you should start reading and continue to do so during Winter Break. The goal is to finish the book by the time you come back to school on Monday, January 5th. Information about the project (a book commercial) will be shared next week.


NOVEMBER

Week of November 25-29
Monday, November 25
NO SCHOOL--Conference

Tuesday, November 26
NO SCHOOL--Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 27-Friday, Nov. 29
NO SCHOOL--Thanksgiving Break
Homework Reminders:
  • Read!
  • Bring your completed Jewish Book Month book and library card (with your PIN) to class on Monday, December 2nd.
  • Enjoy the holidays and your time off from school!!!



Week of November 18-22
Monday, November 18
Complete all of your Imaginative Autobiography EXCEPT the conclusion
Read!

Tuesday, November 19
Complete all of your Imaginative Autobiography draft (including conclusion); print out at home if possible.
Please note: Adult and Peer Review forms are below in case you want to get a head start on either of these (Adult Review due Friday; Peer Review will happen in class after Thanksgiving Break)
Read!


Wednesday, November 20
Make sure your parents work on (and eventually complete) the Parent Review of your Imaginative Autobiography due at the start of class on Friday (see above for the Parent Review form.
Read!

Thursday, November 21
Make sure your parent finishes the Review Form for your Imaginative Autobiography draft. Bring review form, draft, and all prewriting (Your Personal Past, Future Web, Quick Listing, and Timeline) to class on Friday to turn in.
Feel free to get started on the First Quarter (plus two weeks) Reflection; we will have class time tomorrow to complete it (not all spaces need to be filled).
Finally, keep reading your Jewish Book Month book.


Friday, November 22
Read!
Bring your completed Jewish Book Month book and library card (with your PIN) to class on Monday, December 2nd.
Enjoy the holidays and your time off from school!!!


Week of November 11-15
Monday, November 11
NO SCHOOL--Veteran's Day


Tuesday, November 12
Fill out Independent Reading Card
1. Title of Book?
2. Author of Book?
3. Why You Chose this Book?
4. Total Number of Pages of Book?
5. Number of Pages You've Read?
6. What You Think of the Book So Far?
For those who have yet to get your book or start it...GET IT! START IT!

Wednesday, November 13
Finish your introduction for your Imaginative Autobiography OR finish half of your body paragraphs.

Thursday, November 14
Make sure your introduction and half of your body paragraphs are finished.

Friday, November 15
The introduction and body paragraphs for your Imaginative Autobiography are due at the beginning of the period on Tuesday. Do some writing this weekend...and read too!


Week of November 4-8
OUTDOOR SCHOOL


OCTOBER

Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1
Monday, October 28
Continue working on Timeline List (include ages or years of events in chronological order)
IF you have a book that you would like to read to your Kindergarten buddy on Wednesday, bring it with you TOMORROW!
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Quizlet log in info: www.quizlet.com
user name: pjahumanities6; password: humanities
choose "Additional Geography Terms"

Tuesday, October 29
Study for Thursday's Global Literacy Test


Wednesday, October 30
Study for tomorrow's Global Literacy Test
Also, be sure to bring all your "prewriting" for your Imaginative Autobiography as you will be writing some body paragraphs after tomorrow's test.

Thursday, October 31
Choose your next Independent Reading Book (for Jewish Book Month)
You will be filling out a card documenting your progress on Tuesday, November 12th and finishing the book by Monday, December 2nd...so get crackin'!

Also, prepare for Alphabiography entry "E" to be written at start of class tomorrow

Friday, November 1
Read ANYTHING (including Independent Reading book)
...and have a great time at Outdoor School; I'll miss you!


Week of October 21-25
Monday, October 21
Prepare for Book Talks. Tomorrow we hear from Olivia J., Isabella, Olivia F. Zach, and Basia.

Tuesday, October 22
Prepare for Book Talks. Tomorrow we hear from Sophia, Dina, Cassie, Hannah, and Lydia.
Today's presenters should fill out their Self-Reflection form.


Wednesday, October 23
Prepare for Book Talks. Tomorrow we hear from Zoe, Leanne, Juliana, Nayantara, Isabel, Lydia.
Today's presenters should fill out their Self-Reflection form (see above).

Thursday, October 24
Finish "Web of Your Future" (bring to class tomorrow so it can be checked off at the beginning of the period)

Friday, October 25
Finish Quick Listing worksheet; read over November Independent Reading list; and glance at Global Literacy Test study guide






Week of October 14-18
Monday, October 14
Read over the Oceans handout; we'll talk about it in class tomorrow.


Tuesday, October 15
Begin Your Personal Past worksheet (due at the start of class on Thursday)


Wednesday, October 16
Finish you Personal Past worksheet (see above; due at the start of class tomorrow)

Thursday, October 17
Finish reading your Memoir/Autobiography. Work on Book Talk.


Friday, October 18
Same as above--read and prepare for Book Talk!



Week of October 7-11
Monday, October 7
Finish writing Flickr image reflection (using format described on the gold handout you got today--see below)
Remember to include the following:
  • What kind of advocacy or activism did your summer reading book reveal?
  • How does the image you chose connect to the advocacy or activism revealed in your book?
  • Conclude with your thoughts about how this reading selection impacted or influenced your understanding of advocacy or activism.


Tuesday, October 8
Work on "Dear Ms. C-R" letter regarding your independent reading. Due at beginning of class on Thursday.


Wednesday, October 9
Finish "Dear Ms. C-R" letter regarding your independent reading. Due at beginning of class tomorrow. (see pdf above)

Thursday, October 10
Continue Reading! (you must finish your Independent Reading book by next Friday, October 18)
Finish your Bitstrips comic (if you haven't already)
Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

Friday, October 11
NO SCHOOL--Statewide Inservice
See homework assignment above


SEPTEMBER

Week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Monday, September 30
Read over Continent or Island? handout (and be ready to discuss tomorrow)


Tuesday, October 1
Read over the copy of your Flickr image writing project that you printed out (or saved on your thumb drive). Edit and add content in order to be ready to finish up the assignment in class tomorrow. Remember the three parts of the assignment as described in the document below.


Wednesday, October 2
If you have NOT finished your Flickr image written piece, do so tonight. (See below for the prompts.)
If you have finished your writing, work on your Bitstrips comic strip. Remember the class login code is PJAHUM6.


Thursday, October 3
READ, READ, READ tonight and all weekend; if you decide to change the book you chose for our Memoir/Autobiography unit, you will need to do so this weekend or Monday at the latest! If you finish reading, consider trying another book from the list.
Play around with Bitstrips as we will only have about 40 more minutes of class time for this; the rest of the work must be done at home.

Friday, October 4
READ, READ, READ this weekend; if you decide to change the book you chose for our Memoir/Autobiography unit, you will need to do so this weekend or Monday at the latest! If you finish reading, consider trying another book from the list.
If you have time, play around with Bitstrips as we will only have about 40 more minutes of class time for this; the rest of the work must be done at home.
And, of course, enjoy the sun!


Week of September 23-27
Monday, September 23
Create a draft of the "First Day of School" page from your graphic memoir (3-6 panels/cells, please)

Tuesday, September 24
Fill in Independent Reading Card
1. Title of Book?
2. Author of Book?
3. Why You Chose this Book?
4. Number of Pages of Book?
5. Number of Pages You've Read?
6. What You Think of the Book So Far?

Wednesday, September 25
1. Read your Independent Reading Book!
2. Decide on Summer Reading Image and think about how it is connected to the advocacy demonstrated in the book and what you will write about this connection.
3. Read over Book Talk #1 (orange sheet); if you have any questions, bring them to class on Monday


Thursday, September 26
NO SCHOOL--Shemini Atzeret

Friday, September 27
NO SCHOOL--Simchat Torah


Week of September 16-20
Monday, September 16
Think about an image (object) that connects with the activism displayed in your summer reading book


Tuesday, September 17
Look over list of Memoirs/Autobiographies. You will need to choose and begin reading by next Tuesday, September 24 and finish the book by Friday, October 18. Book Talks will take place on October 22, 23, and 24. More information about Book Talks to come.


Wednesday, September 18
Write a solid paragraph in which you describe a first day of school memory (you may write more); this will be the basis for your first day of school comic strip which we will tackle next month.

Thursday, September 19
NO SCHOOL--Sukkot
See homework for Wednesday, Sept. 18

Friday, September 20
NO SCHOOL--Sukkot
See homework for Wednesday, Sept. 18



Week of September 9-13
Monday, September 9
Complete the "How Do You Compare" worksheet


Tuesday, September 10
Work on "I am Like a..." paragraph due Thursday (requirements--one solid and juicy paragraph that's legible and makes you proud!)

Wednesday, September 11
Finish you "I am Like a..." paragraph due tomorrow (see requirements above)
Wear or bring socks Friday!

Thursday, September 12
Wear or bring socks Friday!
Review Proofreading Symbols & Abbreviations for Monday's Quiz
For those who wanted to put additional effort into their Personal Simile paragraph, please be ready to turn in the revised versions on Monday

Friday, September 13
Review Proofreading Symbols & Abbreviations for Monday's Quiz (see handout below)
For those who wanted to put additional effort into their Personal Simile paragraph, please be ready to turn in the revised versions on Monday