Homework

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Week of April 16

MONDAY:   

Mr. Haywood’s Math:

  • Complete pages 303 and 304 in the practice book
  • Lesson 27 test on Thursday.
  • 1st 2 math ISTEP tests today.

Mrs. Tice’s Language Arts/Reading:

  • Our WTW quiz is going to be moved to Monday, April 23rd.  I-STEP scheduling is taking a big chunk of our class time, so we haven’t been able to spend as much time on it as I would like.
  • Students should read for a minimum of 20 minutes each evening.  Students are required to read at least one novel in April.  As an incentive, those who meet this requirement will not have to complete a reading log in May!  🙂
  • We started a new unit on Friday!  We are reading the historical fiction novel, George Washington’s Socks.  Every six chapters or so, there will be a short comprehension and vocabulary quiz.  Our first quiz will be on Wednesday during class.  Please take time to review the vocabulary with your student.

Mrs. Phillips’ Science / Social Studies:

Friday and today, we have been learning about Thomas Paine’s pamphlet called “Common Sense”.  The pamphlet is a challenging read, but it gives logical reasons why American should separate from England to become her own country.  This pamphlet became more of a bestseller than the Bible at the time.  It was really influential in getting people to agree to go to war.  Below are all the questions from last week to keep reviewing, and some questions about “Common Sense” at the bottom in bold that I added today.  I will add questions each day to reflect what we are learning in class on Tuesday-Thursday.

  • How did the colonists prepare for the possibility of war?
  • Why did the British plan to march to Lexington and Concord?
  • What was the mission of Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott?
  • What does the phrase “one if by land, two if by sea” mean?
  • Describe the Battle of Lexington.
  • What does the phrase “shot heard round the world” mean?
  • Describe the Battle of Concord.
  • Who led the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga?
  • What was the mission in the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga?
  • How many casualties in the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga?
  • What was the outcome of this battle?
  • What were the accomplishments of the Second Continental Congress?
  • Name some delegates who attended the Second Continental Congress.
  • How did the Patriots prepare for the Battle of Bunker Hill?
  • Where did the Battle of Bunker Hill take place?
  • What strategy did the Patriots use while fighting the battle?
  • Explain the outcome of this battle.
  • How was the battle a victory and a loss for each side in some ways?
  • What were some challenges the Colonial Army faced?
  • Why was there disagreement over African Americans serving in the Continental Army?
  • Once the need for African American soldiers was decided, how did the army motivate them to join?
  • How did the Continental Army take back control of Boston?
  • Share background information you learned in class about Thomas Paine.
  • Why was Thomas Paine’s pamphlet called “Common Sense”?
  • Why was Thomas Paine’s pamphlet so widely read?
  • What were some reasons Thomas Paine gave for America’s need for independence?

Tuesday:

Mr. Haywood’s Math:

3rd math ISTEP test today.

We reviewed for the lesson 27 test tomorrow.  See the study guide and bring home the instruction book to study.

 

Mrs. Tice’s Language Arts:

  • Our WTW quiz is going to be moved to Monday, April 23rd.  I-STEP scheduling is taking a big chunk of our class time, so we haven’t been able to spend as much time on it as I would like.
  • Students should read for a minimum of 20 minutes each evening.  Students are required to read at least one novel in April.  As an incentive, those who meet this requirement will not have to complete a reading log in May!  🙂
  • We continued reading the historical fiction novel, George Washington’s Socks.  Our first comprehension/vocabulary quiz will be tomorrow.  Please take time to review the vocabulary with your student.

Mrs. Phillips’ Science / Social Studies:

Today we had so much fun beginning to write “Break-Up Letters”.  I started class by reading a break-up letter that I claimed to have found on the floor.  In reality – I would never try to stir up drama like this – but it was so fun to trick the kids.  After reading the letter – I revealed the author was… The American Colonies!  We are learning about how the Declaration of Independence is a lot like a break-up letter. First the kids are writing break-up letters of their own and tomorrow, we will dive more deeply into the parts of the break-up letter as related to the parts of the Declaration of Independence.  We are using many inanimate objects in our letters to stay drama-free.  For example, I wrote a break-up letter in which I part ways with naps.  (Like that’s going to happen!) There will be more questions about the Declaration of Independence tomorrow, but here’s a couple for tonight’s discussion:

  • How is the Declaration of Independence like a break-up letter?
  • What relationship is breaking up in your letter?

Wednesday:

Mrs Tice’s Language Arts/ Reading:

  • Our WTW quiz is going to be moved to Monday, April 23rd.  I-STEP scheduling is taking a big chunk of our class time, so we haven’t been able to spend as much time on it as I would like.
  • Students should read for a minimum of 20 minutes each evening.  Students are required to read at least one novel in April.  As an incentive, those who meet this requirement will not have to complete a reading log in May!  🙂
  • We read chapters 6-7 of George Washington’s Socks and were introduced to the new vocabulary.  The next quiz will be on Monday.

Mr. Haywood’s Math:

 

We took lesson 27 test today.

Complete pages 292 and 293 in the instruction book.

We worked on problem solving skills today.

Mrs. Phillip’s Science / Social Studies:

  •  Today we continued to work on break-up letters and began reading about the parts of the Declaration of Independence.  Students will likely need another day of going over the parts before they are able to explain the parts.
  • A few students need to finish their break-up letters for homework tonight so that we can share them in class tomorrow.
  • You can still see Monday’s and Tuesday’s posts for review questions.
  • Extra Credit Opportunity:  Memorize the Statement of Beliefs from the Declaration of Independence.  You can earn up to 10 extra credit points for reciting it perfectly to Mrs. Phillips sometime this week or next week.  Deadline is Friday, April 27th.

We hold these Truths to be selfevident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….”

Thursday:

Mr. Haywood’s Math:

Complete pages 321  and 322 in practice book.

We worked on problem solving skills today.

 

 

Mrs. Phillip’s Science / Social Studies

Mrs. Tice’s Language Arts:

  • Our WTW quiz is going to be moved to Monday, April 23rd.  I-STEP scheduling is taking a big chunk of our class time, so we haven’t been able to spend as much time on it as I would like.
  • Students should read for a minimum of 20 minutes each evening.  Students are required to read at least one novel in April.  As an incentive, those who meet this requirement will not have to complete a reading log in May!  🙂
  • We read chapters 8-10 of George Washington’s Socks and were introduced to the new vocabulary.  The next quiz will be on Monday.

Friday:

Mrs Tice’s Language Arts/ Reading:

  • WTW quiz will be on Monday
  • We read chapters 11-12 of George Washington’s Socks and were introduced to the new vocabulary.  The next comprehension/vocab quiz will be on Monday.
  • Get Friday Folder Signed

Mr. Haywood’s Math:

  • Get Friday Folders signed
  • Complete pages 323 and 324 in the practice book.
  • We continued working on problem solving skills

Mrs. Phillip’s Science / Social Studies:

  • Get Friday Folders signed.

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