Homework

Week of June 11

Monday, June 11
If there is any risk of you not having enough class time tomorrow to finis up your Civilization project, work on it at home tonight!

Tuesday, June 12
Put the finishing touches on your Civilization project, especially the artifact. You will have only 45 minutes in class tomorrow to work on it before we put the artifacts on display.

Wednesday, June 13
Get ready for Civilization Project presentations on Thursday by creating any of the remaining elements at home (including the optional artifact--if you have time)
Also look over the summer reading list to see if you have any questions you want to ask tomorrow during our final Humanities class.

Thursday, June 14
Celebrate a job WELL DONE!!!
ENJOY the summer!!!
Read A LOT!!!



Week of June 4

Monday, June 4
Give thought to final edits for Compare/Contrast essay; Wednesday will be our last day to work in the lab on this paper--our final writing assignment of the year!
Give thought to all that you would like to include in tomorrow's Famous Egyptians Dinner Party Presentation. Nomes will have approximately 20 minutes to finish up preparing for these end-of-the-unit presentations.

Tuesday, June 5
Bring any and all ideas for improving your Compare/Contrast essay to class tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 6
For those who turned in their completed essays at school--celebrate!
For those who still need to put on some finishing touches--complete the essay at home.
ALL COMPARE/CONTRAST ESSAYS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 8 AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) MORNING!

Thursday, June 7
Brainstorm on any special supplies you might need for Monday's "Make Your Own Civilization" project (special colors of paper, craft supplies that might live in the resource room, etc.)

Friday, June 8
Think about your Civilization.
Here's the handout again to review requirements and get inspired.



Week of June 1

note that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday May 28, 29, 30 and 31 are listed under "May" in the Table of Contents at the top of this page or can be found by scrolling down to the May 2012 listing

Friday June 1
Finish Adult Edit; due on Monday
(see May 31 below for the form)


MAY 2012

Week of May 28
Monday, May 28
NO SCHOOL--Memorial Day and Shavuot

Tuesday, May 29
Finish Peer Review #1; Due Tomorrow (Wednesday)


Wednesday, May 30
Finish Peer Review #2; Due Tomorrow (Thursday)


Thursday, May 31
Adult Edit due on Monday



Week of May 21
Monday, May 21
Finish adding to the Similarities worksheet


Tuesday, May 22
DUE THURSDAY--Find and write down quotes from both novels that support your assessment of the novels and could be included in your essay as textual evidence. (For example, if you are writing an essay in which you present how the two texts are similar in terms characters, plot ,and forms of control then you would need to find a total of six quotes--one for each text for each of these categories.)
Students are encouraged to email Ms. C-R if they have any questions.

Wednesday, May 23
Find and write down quotes from both novels that support your assessment of the novels and could be included in your essay as textual evidence. Bring both books (The Giver and your Dystopian Novel) to class on Thursday to help with the essay writing.

Thursday, May 24
DUE TUESDAY--complete the following for a peer review: an introduction, a thesis statement that is at the end of the introduction, at least three body paragraphs which either compare of contrast The Giver with the student's Dystopian Novel, and at least one example of textual evidence for each body paragraph.

Friday, May 25
NO SCHOOL--teacher work day


Week of May 14
Monday, May 14
Read your Dystopian novel by Monday, May 21.Use "Be on the Lookout" document (see May 11) to help guide your reading.

Tuesday, May 15
Read your Dystopian novel by Monday, May 21. Use "Be on the Lookout" document (see May 11) to help guide your reading.

Wednesday, May 16
Read your Dystopian novel by Monday, May 21. Use "Be on the Lookout" document (see May 11) to help guide your reading.

Thursday, May 17
Read your Dystopian novel by Monday, May 21. Use "Be on the Lookout" document (see May 11) to help guide your reading. For those who have not updated their reading card, be sure to write today's date, the number of pages you have read of your Dystopian novel, the total number of pages in the book, and a description of how you intend to finish it by Monday.

Friday, May 18
Read your Dystopian novel by Monday, May 21. Use "Be on the Lookout" document (see May 11) to help guide your reading.


Week of May 7
Monday, May 7
Read chapters 20-23 of The Giver (the end of the book), complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by TOMORROW. See pdf below for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.

Tuesday, May 8
Read your Dystopian novel by Friday, May 18; this Thursday you will submit the title you've chosen.

Wednesday, May 9
Read your Dystopian novel by MONDAY, MAY 21 (note extension). Tomorrow students will share the title they have chosen to read.

Thursday, May 10
Read your Dystopian novel by Monday, May 21. Pay special attention to any similarities to The Giver.

Friday, May 11
Read your Dystopian novel by Monday, May 21. Read over the "Be on the Lookout" document in order to best prepare for identifying similarities to (and differences from) The Giver.



Week of May 1
note that Monday, April 30 is listed under "April" in the Table of Contents at the top of this page or can be found by scrolling down to the April 2012 listing

Tuesday, May 1
Read chapters 17-19 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by this Thursday. See pdf below for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.


Wednesday, May 2
Read chapters 17-19 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by tomorrow. See pdf above for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.

Thursday, May 3
Read chapters 20-23 of The Giver (the end of the book), complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by next Tuesday. See pdf below for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.


Friday, May 4
Read chapters 20-23 of The Giver (the end of the book), complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by next Tuesday. See pdf above for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.


Week of April 30
Monday, April 30
Read chapters 12-16 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by tomorrow. See pdf under April 26 for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.


Week of April 23
Monday, April 23
Read chapters 4-8 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by tomorrow. See pdf under April 19 for details.

Tuesday, April 24
Read chapters 9-11 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by Thursday. See pdf below for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.


Wednesday, April 25
Read chapters 9-11 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by Thursday. See pdf above for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.

Thursday, April 26
Read chapters 12-16 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by Tuesday. See pdf below for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.


Friday, April 27
Read chapters 12-16 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by Tuesday. See pdf above for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in April 17's pdf.


Week of April 16
Monday, April 16
Complete Newspaper Book Report Project Self-Evaluation (note the final question related to classmates' projects must be done at school; all other questions can be answered using a copy of the final project)
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Tuesday, April 17
Read chapters 1-3 of The Giver by Thursday, April 19 and complete questions and vocabulary assignment for these chapters; see below for The Giver schedule and specifics about the assignments due


Wednesday, April 18
Read chapters 1-3 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters (see pdf above for specifics)

Thursday, April 19
Read chapters 4-8 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by Tuesday, April 24. See pdf below for details. Schedule and Vocabulary Instructions can be found in Tuesday's pdf (above).


Friday, April 20
Read chapters 4-8 of The Giver, complete questions (using full sentences) and vocabulary assignment for these chapters by Tuesday, April 24. See pdf above for details.


Week of April 2
Monday, April 2
Work on Newspaper Book Report Project. The final project is due this Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 3
Finish your Newspaper Book Report Project. It's due on tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 4
Enjoy Your Break!
Read for Fun!!!
Those students who did not turn in their Newspaper Book Report Projects today will need to finish them over break and be ready to present on Monday, April 16.

HAPPY PASSOVER!
Enjoy Break!!!
School resumes Monday, April 16th.


MARCH 2012

Week of March 26
Monday, March 26
Finish Reading Independent Reading Book
We will discuss the Newspaper Book Report Project on Tuesday; a rough draft of the layout is due on Thursday; final project due next Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 27
Draft of newspaper layout is due on Thursday; final project due next Wednesday.


Wednesday, March 28
Draft of newspaper layout is due tomorrow. The final project is due next Wednesday.
Anyone wanting to review Mesopotamia vocabulary terms can check out Quizlet using the information provided on the resources page.

Thursday, March 29
Work on articles for Newspaper Book Report Project. The final project is due next Wednesday.

Friday, March 30
Work on Newspaper Book Report Project. Students are welcome to email Ms. C-R over the weekend with questions about the project.
If you're out and about, consider buying some "Kosher for Pesach" jarred horseradish to donate to Sunshine Pantry; the deadline to donate is Monday.


Week of March 19
Monday, March 19
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night; March book must be read by the 27th!

Tuesday, March 20
Third Quarter Self-Evaluation
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Wednesday, March 21
Independent Reading!!! (March book needs to be ready by the 27th)
Looking forward to seeing you all at conferences; enjoy your four day weekend and get geared up for the last quarter of sixth grade!

Thursday, March 22
NO SCHOOL--conferences

Friday, March 23
NO SCHOOL--conferences


Week of March 12
Monday, March 12
Put finishing touches on your Book Club novel presentation. Make sure your part of the group presentation is informative, runs 2-4 minutes and is well-rehearsed.
Continue to do your nightly Independent Reading.

Tuesday, March 13
If required, add to Book Club Novel Reflections and resubmit for credit.
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night; March book must be read by the 27th!

Wednesday, March 14
1. Independent Reading Card (include your name, title of book, author, number of total pages, pages you've read, and impressions of the book so far--this should include at least good, informative 6th grade quality sentences)
2. Choose one Hammurabi Law that you strongly agree with or strongly disagree with. You can use the handouts (in pdf format below) or the resources page of the wiki to find a law.
3. Think about your part in your Book Club novel group. You will be filling out a self-evaluation tomorrow.
4. Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night



Thursday, March 15
Book Club Evaluation


Friday, March 16
Look over the homework update distributed in class and make sure all assignments have been submitted. If not, complete missing work this weekend and submit on Monday.
Don't forget! Lots of Independent Reading this weekend; your March book must be read by Tuesday, March 27th!


Week of March 5
Monday, March 5
Work on Book Club novel reflections (due on Wednesday; take your time!)
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Tuesday, March 6
Finish Book Club Novel Reflection (see above)
Work on Book Club Novel Oral Presentation (due on Tuesday, March 13)

Wednesday, March 7
Work on Recipe for Civilization (due on Monday, March 12)
Prepare for final Book Club meeting on Monday, as well. Each student should have his or her part of the group presentation ready to practice.

Thursday, March 8
Complete Recipe for Civilization (due on Monday, March 12)
Complete Oral Presentation for Book Club Novel so you can go over it with your group on Monday.

Friday, March 9
NO SCHOOL--Conference Prep Day

Week of March 1
note that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday February 27, 28 and 29 are listed under "February" in the Table of Contents at the top of this page or can be found by scrolling down to the February 2012 listing

Thursday, March 1
Study for Friday's quiz over the Political Map of the area surrounding Ancient Mesopotamia
Be prepared for Book Club meeting

Friday, March 2
Choose an Independent Reading Book for March and start reading!
Think about what you might want to contribute to your group's presentation about your Book Club novel (presentations due Tuesday, March 13)


FEBRUARY 2012

Week of February 27
Monday, February 27
Continue reading your Book Club novel
Add to Cultural Encounters log and Characters list

Tuesday, February 28
TYPE a comma practice paragraph similar to the one we did in class (see the handout under what we did today). Be sure to include at least 4 coordinating conjunctions (ABFNOSY) that combine independent clauses (complete sentences). Go above and beyond by including these same conjunctions in ways that don't demand the use of commas. Be sure NOT to include any commas in your paragraph so that tomorrow your classmates can figure out where they need to be inserted. Choose a large, easy-to-read font.
Also begin reviewing for the Political Geography quiz on Friday.

Wednesday, February 29
Review Political Map using review games on the Resources page of this wiki or the large paper map each student was given

Week of February 20
Monday, February 20
NO SCHOOL--President's Day

Tuesday, February 21
Choose a 1-2 page O-WOW! from your Book Club novel and mark the starting and ending point with a post-it note so you can trade books tomorrow and read each other's choices (if desired, you may choose two passages that equal approximately 1-2 pages)
Continue reading your Book Club novel

Wednesday, February 22
Continue reading your Book Club novel
Review physical features of Mesopotamia map

Thursday, February 23
Continue reading your Book Club novel
Review physical features of Mesopotamia map for tomorrow's quiz

Friday, February 24
Continue reading your Book Club novel
For those who have finished AND for those who are still reading, add to the Cultural Encounters log by going back and reviewing earlier chapters; bring this information to class on Monday for our next Book Club meetings


Week of February 13
TAGLIT!!!


Week of February 6
Monday, February 6
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night
On Wednesday the new Independent Reading books arrive...

Tuesday, February 7
A-MAZE-ING Comma Practice (do both sides)
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Wednesday, February 8
Book Club Novel: Time yourself by reading the number of pages your group assigned
Add to Cultural Encounters log (copy available on Today page)

Thursday, February 9
Book Club Novel: Read the next section of your book based on what your group assigned
Philip, if you're reading this...finish page 38
Melina, if you're reading this...finish page 32


Friday, February 10
Book Club Novel: Read the next section of your book based on what your group assigned
Add to your Character Chart and Cultural Encounters log as you read
Philip, if you're reading this...finish page 96 for Tuesday, February 21

Week of February 1
note that Monday and Tuesday, January 30 and 31, are listed under "January" in the Table of Contents at the top of this page or can be found by scrolling down to the January 2012 listing

Wednesday, February 1
Read over the third and final Independent Reading packet (synopsis and excerpt from one book: Dragonwings)
Think about which book you would like to read most and fill in the form explaining your reason for making this choice



Thursday, February 2
Tomorrow, for an outside activity, students should wear layers for cold weather and clothes that they don't mind getting dirty
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Friday, February 3
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night
Next week the new Independent Reading books arrive...


JANUARY 2012

Week of January 30
Monday, January 30
Read over the first Independent Reading packet (it includes a synopsis and excerpt from two books: Shabanu and Esperanza Rising. (Students will be reading through excerpts from books like these for the next few days and then on Thursday will choose their next Independent Reading book from these options)



Tuesday, January 31
Read over the second Independent Reading packet (it includes a synopsis and excerpt from two books: Before We Were Free and A Long Walk to Water.




Week of January 23
Monday, January 23
Book Commercial Self-Evaluation
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Tuesday, January 24
Visiting the Chauvet Cave with John Robinson article and questions
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Wednesday, January 25
Review quotation mark usage for tomorrow's quiz; practice exercises can be found on the resource page
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, January 26
FIRE card--on one side of an index card brainstorm on the ways that humans might have discovered that they could make fire and on the other side list the advantages for humans of being able to make fire
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Friday, January 27
Lots of Independent Reading
Enjoy your weekend!


Week of January 16
Monday, January 16
NO SCHOOL--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

Tuesday, January 17
We will have Book Commercial presenters from both today and tomorrow present tomorrow, so come prepared!
Also, read over the blue "Cave Painting Short Story" assignment sheet distributed before the long weekend.
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Wednesday, January 18
We will have as many Book Commercial presenters as there is time...all students should come prepared!
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, January 19
One-page written evaluation (typed or written neatly) of your work in the first semester of Sixth Grade Humanities. Focus on things you have done well and things you are hoping to improve upon as we embark on the second half of the year. Use the list we compiled in class to remind you of some of the topics we've explored and assignments you've completed. Comment on your effort, diligence with homework and behavior in class. Lastly, feel free to give suggestions for how the second semester could be changed to best enhance your learning.
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Friday, January 20
Write a juicy paragraph (or more) describing how things would go "If You Were in Charge of Humanities 6." This is your opportunity to make requests and suggestions for the second semester keeping in mind the structure of the class (a 90 minute block each day) and the units of study we must cover (Language Arts: Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations and World Geography). Give it some thought and make it good as this is the first homework assignment of the new semester!
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Week of January 9
Monday, January 9
Work on Book Commercial ("Demonstration" tomorrow)
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Tuesday, January 10
Work on Book Commercial
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Wednesday, January 11
Work on Book Commercial
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, January 12
Work on Book Commercial (due next week)
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night
Enjoy your four day weekend!

Friday, January 13
NO SCHOOL--Teacher In-Service Day


Week of January 2
Monday, January 2
NO SCHOOL-Last Day of Winter Break

Tuesday, January 3
Complete the Quotation Maze
Begin working on Book Commercial


Wednesday, January 4
Fill out Book Card with the following information: Your Name, The Title of the Book you read (and will be using for your Book Commercial), the Author, the Number of Pages, Design a Rating System, Rate the Book Using this System, and Explain why You Gave the Rating you did
Continue working on your Book Commercial

Thursday, January 5
Continue working on your Book Commercial
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Friday, January 6
Start giving thought to your cave painting short story; we will start writing our stories next week
choices: how a painting came to be or what the painting means or who discovered it
Continue working on your Book Commercial
Don't forget! Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


DECEMBER 2011

Week of December 19
Monday, December 19
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night
If time, work on animating Early Human species using Blabberize.com directions


Tuesday, December 20
Of course, have a Happy Chanukah and enjoy the new year! See you on January 3rd!!!
Don't forget to read, read and read more...students will be starting their book commercials upon their return to school.

Week of December 12
Monday, December 12
Fill out Independent Reading Card with the following information: Student's Name, Title of Book, Author, Total Number of Pages, Number of Pages Read, Plan for Finishing the Book by January 3, and a Paragraph Describing Impressions of the Book thus far
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Tuesday, December 13
Put finishing touches on Book Review (if you haven't already turned in your final version)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Wednesday, December 14
Students who did not turn in Independent Reading cards (Monday night's homework) or turned in incomplete cards are required to rewrite and resubmit their cards
Extra Credit--any student who would like to create an advertisement (that promotes reading) to include in our Book Review newspaper may do so by hand or on the computer; all work must be submitted prior to Winter Break
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, December 15
Prepare (write out to turn in on Friday... and practice several times to ensure spoken length) a 60-90 second presentation summarizing the information you found about "your" Early Human species on the Smithsonian website (see what we did today for more information)

Friday, December 16
Put the finishing touches on the overview of your Early Human species presentation. Practice it aloud to make sure it is 60-90 seconds long.
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Week of December 5
Monday, December 5
Work on Cereal Box Project (due Friday)
Choose December Independent Reading Book (Free Choice) and report in next Tuesday about your progress
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Tuesday, December 6
Work on Cereal Box Project (due Friday)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Wednesday, December 7
Work on Cereal Box Project (due Friday)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, December 8
FINISH your Cereal Box Project (due tomorrow)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Friday, December 9
Celebrate a Your Cereal Box Completion!
Lots of Independent Reading (a book of your choice)

Week of December 1
note that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 28, 29 and 30 are listed under "November" in the Table of Contents at the top of this page or can be found by scrolling down to the November 2011 listing

Thursday, December 1
Choose 2-3 quotes from your Jewish Book Month book that reflect something you felt was a strength (or a weakness) of the book. For example, if you thought the writing was descriptive and captivating, find an example of this kind of writing... or if you felt that the main character wasn't believable, find an excerpt from the book when the character is saying or doing something that doesn't seem possible.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR RIVER RESEARCH CEREAL BOX PROJECT
Rough Draft due Monday, December 5
Final Project due Friday, December 9

Friday, December 2
Finish Rough Draft of River Research Cereal Box Project (due Monday, December 5)
Begin looking for an Independent Reading book for December--FREE CHOICE!


NOVEMBER 2011

Week of November 28
Monday, November 28
Finish reading Jewish Book Month book TONIGHT!

Tuesday, November 29
List ten (10) major events from your Jewish Book Month selection

Wednesday, November 30
Start working on the rough draft for the River Research Cereal Box project
Bring Jewish Book Month book to class on Thursday (tomorrow)



Week of November 21
NO SCHOOL--Conferences and Thanksgiving Break
Finish Jewish Book Month book by Tuesday, November 29

Week of November 14
NO SCHOOL--Field School all week!
Finish Jewish Book Month book by Tuesday, November 29

Week of November 7
Monday, November 7
Begin reviewing Study Guide and Note-Taking Sheets for Thursday's Global Literacy Test
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night: note that for Tuesday's homework, each student will be filling in another card with the selected title and documentation of reading progress

Tuesday, November 8
Fill out reverse side of Jewish Book Month Card; the card should include the student's name, the title of the book chosen, the author, the number of total pages, the number of pages the student has read so far, what the student thinks about the book so far, and how the student plans to finish it by November 29 (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving Break)
Review for Friday's Global Literacy Test using yellow study guide, resources on www.quizlet.com, and latitude and longitude review listed on the resource page
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Wednesday, November 9
Review for test!!!!
Independent Reading (if time)

Thursday, November 10
Independent Reading--Jewish Book Month book should be finished by Tuesday, November 29
Get Ready for Field School!

Friday, November 11
NO SCHOOL--Conference Prep for Teachers
Finish Jewish Book Month book by Tuesday, November 29

Week of November 1
note that Monday, October 31 is listed under "October" in the Table of Contents at the top of this page or can be found by scrolling down to the October 2011 listing

Tuesday, November 1
Complete card indicating choice for Jewish Book Month list; the card should include the student's name, the title of the book chosen, the author, the number of pages, why the student chose this book, how many pages have been read and what the student thinks about the book so far. This is due at the beginning of class tomorrow (Wednesday).
Parent Review of Imaginative Autobiography draft is due at the beginning of the period on Thursday
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Wednesday, November 2
Be sure Parent Review of Imaginative Autobiography is complete (see pdf above for the form); bring form and editing copy to class tomorrow
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, November 3
Complete Imaginative Autobiography, print out final copy and assemble your packet (note that some students may not have had a peer edit their work specifically for conventions and sentence fluency and, therefore, do not have a blue and pink sheet to include in their packet)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Friday, November 4
Independent Reading--lots of it!

OCTOBER 2011

Week of October 31
Monday, October 31
Bring completed rough draft to class for peer editing on Tuesday
Decide on Jewish Book Month book (students will submit choice on Wednesday)

Week of October 24
Monday, October 24
Finish writing body paragraphs for Imaginative Autobiography
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Tuesday, October 25
Read "Moving Through the World" handout (short reading quiz tomorrow)
Be sure Imaginative Autobiography body paragraphs are finished
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Wednesday, October 26
Finish Writing Introduction to Imaginative Autobiography (see what we did today for ideas)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, October 27
Finish Introduction and Body Paragraphs of Imaginative Autobiography (will be writing conclusion in Computer Lab on Friday)
Look over Jewish Book Month list with parent/s; decide on book to read by next Wednesday
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Friday, October 28
Rough Draft of Imaginative Autobiography (Introduction, all Body Paragraphs, and Conclusion) needs to be printed out for the start of class on Tuesday
Choose Jewish Book Month title and begin reading (final decision will be documented at the beginning of class on Wednesday)
Independent Reading (any book, though Jewish Book Month title recommended)--30 minutes each night

Week of October 17
Monday, October 17
Prepare for Tomorrow's Book Talk

Tuesday, October 18
Prepare for Book Talks (some students: August, Jonah, Mason, Melina, Tamir and Will)
Describe a Place (all students)


Wednesday, October 19
Lots of Independent Reading (choose your own book and read, read, read)
Add to Imaginative Autobiography; rough draft of all body paragraphs due on Tuesday (we will have 45 minutes in computer lab on Monday)

Thursday, October 20
NO SCHOOL--Shemini Atzeret

Friday, October 21
NO SCHOOL--Simchat Torah

Week of October 10
Monday, October 10
Finish Reading Autobiography/Memoir--due tomorrow!
"Dear Ms. C-R" rewrites due on Wednesday, October 12
Graphic memoir page should be finished by Wednesday, October 12 (no need to print out a copy, just leave on Pixton site)

Tuesday, October 11
Prepare for Book Talk #1 due Tuesday, October 18 (see what we did today to find out about other upcoming deadlines)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Wednesday, October 12
Prepare for Book Talk #1
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, October 13
NO SCHOOL--Sukkot

Friday, October 14
NO SCHOOL--Sukkot

Week of October 3
Monday, October 3
Get parent signature on Homework Update
Finish "Quick Listing"
Bring ideas or drafts for finishing up school remembrance graphic memoir page (cartoon) in computer lab tomorrow
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Tuesday, October 4
Work on "Dear Ms. C-R" letter due at the beginning of the period on Thursday, October 6
Finish graphic memoir page (by logging on to Pixton.com) by Wednesday, October 12
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night


Wednesday, October 5
Finish "Dear Ms. C-R" letter due at the beginning of the period on Thursday, October 6
Finish graphic memoir page (by logging on to Pixton.com) by Wednesday, October 12
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, October 6
READ! Autobiography/Memoir needs to finished by Tuesday, October 11
REVIEW! Use resources on this site to practice latitude and longitude for quiz on Monday, October 10
FINISH! Graphic memoir page should be finished on Pixton.com by Wednesday, October 12

Friday, October 7
No Humanities class today due to modified half-day schedule; all homework listed above (see October 6)

SEPTEMBER 2011

Week of September 26
Monday, September 26
Complete "Your Personal Past" worksheet
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night
Book orders due on Wednesday, September 28


Tuesday, September 27
Complete "Who Will You Be in Twenty Years" cluster (use separate sheet of paper to elaborate on your ideas)
Independent Reading--Finish Autobiography/Memoir by October 11th


Wednesday, September 28
Complete "Who Will You Be in Twenty Years" cluster for Monday
Make Great Progress with Independent Reading--Autobiography/Memoir must be read by October 11th

Thursday, September 29
NO SCHOOL--Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 30
NO SCHOOL--Rosh Hashanah

Week of September 19
Monday, September 19
Complete "Where in the World" Would You Like to Visit? interviews (for both adult and young person)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night
Choose Autobiography/Memoir by Tuesday


Tuesday, September 20
Fill in reading card: On lined side include your name, the title of the autobiography or memoir you've chosen, the total number of pages, the number you've read, and a few sentences describing what you think of the book so far. On the unlined side include your summer reading title along with a few sentences describing what you thought of the book or movie.
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Wednesday, September 21
"I Remember When..." paragraph: write a paragraph in which you recount a memorable school experience (make sure it is something you are comfortable sharing with others as it will be the basis of your graphic memoir page)
Bring colored pencils to class tomorrow and a sweatshirt for our work in the computer lab (it's chilly in there)
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, September 22
Create a rough draft of a page of a graphic memoir that captures the essence of your "I Remember When..." school memory. This should be a 3 - 6 frame "cartoon." Drawings can be very basic (stick figures are just fine), but the text should be exactly what you hope to include in your "cartoon" so we can move fast in the lab tomorrow with our cartoon-making software.
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Friday, September 23
Independent Reading

Week of September 12
Monday, September 12
Read excerpt from American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Tuesday, September 13
Revise "I am an Object" paragraph; your paragraph should be typed or hand-written and double-spaced.
Prepare Proofreading Symbols and Abbreviations flash cards (cut out and punch hole; ring provided).
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Wednesday, September 14
Review Proofreading Symbols and Abbreviations (using flashcards).
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Thursday, September 15
Prepare for Proofreading Symbols and Abbreviation Quiz on Friday.
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night

Friday, September 16
Independent Reading--30 minutes each night
Important Dates to Remember: Choose book by September 20th; Read book by October 11th; Present about the book on October 18th. More information will be given to students regarding the presentation.

Week of September 5
Monday, September 5
LABOR DAY (no school)

Tuesday, September 6
Complete the "How Do You Compare" Questionnair.e

Wednesday, September 7
What in the World do you know about Ms. C-R? The rule to remember is 6 and 4: there are either 6 true statements and 4 false statement OR 6 false statements and 4 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 6 and 4 rule.


Thursday, September 8
Write "I am an Object" paragraph (compare yourself to an inanimate object).

Friday, September 9
Revise "I am an Object" paragraph; your paragraph should be typed or hand-written and double-spaced.