Friday, March 31, 2017

Homework Number 4-19 (03/31/2017)

Math


Science
Read pages 465-469 in your textbook.  Add the words in yellow to your science dictionary.

(Vocabulary next week0

ELA
Please bring in your Codex book on Monday.

Social Studies
Complete the document set and worksheet in your packet.  You will write the DBQ essay on Monday. (If you lose or forget your document set, you will have to write your essay with a blank extra. This will make your essay much more difficult to write.)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Homework Number 4-18

Math
Complete both sides of the worksheet on the area of different shapes.

Science
Write a paragraph that explains how food moves through the digestive system.  Use at least five content vocabulary words.

You will rewrite this paragraph in class tomorrow.  You may use your dictionary during class. (50 points)


digestive system animation

ELA

Social Studies
Reread pages 386-387 in your textbook.  
1. Describe the concept of “interchangeable parts,” and explain why this development had a major impact on manufacturing.
2. Think of and describe one negative result of “mass production.”  

Write as much as you need to answer each prompt.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Homework Number 4-17

Math
Please complete the worksheet that you received during class.

Science
Please complete the graphing activity on the worksheet that you received in class.

ELA
Please bring in at least two sharpened pencils for tomorrow's exam.

Social Studies
Practice identifying 30 states on a map of the United States.  Write the name of each state that you are working on in your notebook.  You will have a geography quiz next week.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017



Homework Number 4-16 (03/28/2017)

Please Note: Homework is given to help students stay current with work in all subject areas.  We will limit the amount of homework due during STATE TESTING days.  Any parent who finds homework to be unduly stressful for his/her child during these test dates may write a note and we will excuse that missing homework WITHOUT PENALTY.  

Thank you!

Math
Complete the math worksheet that you received in class.

Science
Read pages 458-464 in your textbook.  Add the words highlighted in yellow to your science dictionary.
DUE WEDNESDAY


ELA
Please bring at least two pencils for tomorrow's test.

Social Studies
Read pages 392-393 in your history book. Please write a summary of the Lowell System.
DUE Tuesday

Monday, March 27, 2017

Homework Number 4-15 (03/27/2017)

Please Note: Homework is given to help students stay current with work in all subject areas.  We will limit the amount of homework due during STATE TESTING days.  Any parent who finds homework to be unduly stressful for his/her child during these test dates may write a note and we will excuse that missing homework WITHOUT PENALTY.  

Thank you!

Math


Science
Read pages 458-464 in your textbook.  Add the words highlighted in yellow to your science dictionary.
DUE WEDNESDAY


ELA
Please bring at least two pencils for tomorrow's test.

Social Studies
Read pages 392-393 in your history book. Please write a summary of the Lowell System.
DUE TOMORROW

Friday, March 24, 2017

Homework Number 4-14  (03/24/2017)

Math
Geometry: Read the Blue Handbook from pages 295-299.

Science
Read pages 451-456 in your textbook.  Plan three healthy meals for one day (on loose-leaf).  Pick one of these meals and identify some of the nutrients that are present in each food  (on your paper plate).  

If possible, calculate the total number of calories for the meal that you are focusing on.
(50 points)

Success Criteria:   
I can plan a breakfast, lunch, and dinner for one day.
I can write down the ingredients for each meal (at least four per meal).
I can include detailed nutritional information for one of the meals.
I can identify at least three specific nutrients for the meal that I discuss in detail.
I can present my meal plan in a neat, attractive way.

Helpful websites:



USDA food nutrition database

ELA
Complete pages 211 to 220 in the Ready Book. 

Rewrite the essay from class.

Social Studies
Please revise and rewrite your speech.  Type or write on loose-leaf. Follow the success criteria below. Be sure to include your draft.
(50 points)

“Should the government limit the profits of capitalists and guarantee a fair standard of living for all citizens?”

(You need at least two pieces of evidence, one piece from history and one from today.)

Success Criteria for your homework speech:
  1. I can identify the debate question and give background information.
  2. I can use a piece of historical evidence and a piece of evidence from today.
  3. I can make a clear claim that answers the debate question and support it with evidence.
  4. I can write and rebut a counterclaim.
  5. I can write a separate conclusion.

Helpful websites:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Homework Number 4-13 (03/23/2017)

Math
Study for the Unit Test on statistics.
Topics:
1. box and whisker charts
2. dot plots
3. IQR
4. surveys
5. mean absolute deviation
6. biased or fair


Science
1. Bring in two or three nutrition labels from home.  Try to bring in one from a “healthy food” and one from “junk food.”
2. Write a paragraph about the digestive system.  Use your flowchart, textbook, and vocabulary for help.
Type or write on loose-leaf.

ELA
Complete pages 211 to 220 in the Ready Book.  This assignment is due on Monday.

Social Studies
Write a short speech that supports your position for the following question:


“Should the government should limit the profits of capitalists and guarantee a fair standard of living for all citizens?”

(Please type or write on loose-leaf.)


Success Criteria for your homework speech:

  1. I can identify the debate question.
  2. I can give background information.
  3. I can make a clear claim that answers the debate question and support it with evidence.
  4. I can write and rebut a counterclaim.
  5. I can write a separate conclusion.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Homework Number 4-12 (03/22/2017)

Math
Complete Statistics Review Sheet for the unit test on Friday.

Science
Please read pages 446-450 in your textbook.  Add the highlighted words to your dictionary, and answer questions 1-3 on page 450 in your notebook.

ELA
Use each of the new Word Generation words in its own sentence.  Each sentence should show your understanding of what the word means.

Social Studies
Homework Number 4-12
Read page 405.  

  1. Identify two benefits of the Industrial Revolution.  Quote the text.
  2. What negative impact do you think the Industrial Revolution had on life at home for some Americans?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Homework Number 4-11 (03/21/2017)

Math
Buckle Down
Read page 217.  Answer question 16 on page 235 and questions 222-24 on page 237.

Science
Quiz tomorrow on circulatory system


Answer the question one more time on loose-leaf.  I will collect this homework tomorrow as proof that you studied.

“Describe the way your circulatory system moves blood through your body.  Start and finish with blood leaving the heart through the left ventricle.  Use and underline 5-10 content vocabulary words.”

ELA
1. Copy the words and definitions for this week's Word Generation article into your vocabulary notebook.
2. Complete pages 241 and 242 in the Ready Book.

Social Studies
Read pages 384-389 in your textbook.  

  1. Define industrial revolution.
  2. Answer questions 1b and 2a on page 389.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Homework Number 4-10 (03/20/2017)

Math
Buckle Down Book
Read page 220 and answer questions 1-5 on page 222.

Science 

Read pages 434-435 in your science textbook.  Add the highlighted words to your dictionary, and answer numbers 1-2 on page 435.

ELA
Complete pages 239 to 240 in the Ready Book.

Social Studies
Read documents 1 and 3 on pages 376 and 377.  Answer questions a and b for each document (1a and 1b, 3a and 3b).

Friday, March 17, 2017

Homework Number 4-9 (03/17/2017)

Math
NOTE: This assignment was changed on Saturday at 2pm.  It is due on Monday.
Buckle Down page 218, numbers 1-4, 6-9, and 11.


Science
In your notebook, complete the following TASK in one paragraph:  “Describe the way your circulatory system moves blood through your body.”  Start and end with blood leaving your heart through the left ventricle.  Use your dictionary (and textbook pages 418-423) for help with content vocabulary.  You may also use the YouTube video posted below.

The Path of Blood Through the Body

ELA
Complete pages 235 and 236 in the Ready Book.

Social Studies

  1. Answer the question in the purple box on the top of page 369.  Use the graph to provide supporting evidence for your answer.
  2. Review the map and text boxes on pages 370-371.  Then, answer questions 1-2 on page 371.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Homework Number 4-8 (03/16/2017)

Math
Buckle Down book page 230-231: answer questions 4-8.

Complete the worksheet on dot plots and stem plots.

Science
Homework Number 4-8
Catch up on all of the words in your science dictionary and study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz. Study all the words in your dictionary. The words from this week are listed below.


atriums
ventricles
coronary
circulation
pulmonary
circulation
systemic
circulation
vein
artery
capillary
circulatory
system
platelets
plasma
hemoglobin
red blood cells



ELA
Complete pages 233 and 234 in the Ready Book.

Social Studies
Use the chart on the top left of 368 to write a paragraph that answers the following question: “How did Westward Movement change the United States?”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Homework Number 4-7 (03/15/2017)

Math
Complete Buckle Down page 230.
Complete the Worksheet on Comparing Two Data Sets.

Science
Read pages 434-435 in your science textbook.  Add the highlighted words to your dictionary, and answer numbers 1-2 on page 435.

 You have a vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Be sure to add these words to your science dictionary.
atriums
ventricles
coronary
circulation
pulmonary
circulation
systemic
circulation
vein
artery
capillary
circulatory
system
platelets
plasma
hemoglobin
red blood cells

ELA
Describe a setting and a character in that setting.  Please write in your notebook.

Social Studies
Read pages 364-369 in your textbook.

  1. Use the textbook to complete the graphic organizer for number 3 on page 369.
  2. Copy the graph on the top of the page and use the graphic organizer from number 3 to explain the growth in population shown in the graph.  Give specific dates.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Homework Number 4-6 (03/13/2017)

Math
Buckle Down Book
Read pages 208-209.  Complete 1-8 on page 212.

Science
Read pages 418-426 of your science textbook.  Add the words highlighted in yellow to your science dictionary.

Vocabulary Quiz on Friday


ELA
Copy the new Word Gen words and definitions into your notebook.

Social Studies
Read “Manifest Destiny” on pages 354-355.  In a paragraph, describe how the different images in the picture on page 355 help to describe what Manifest Destiny is.  (What do the pictures stand for?)  Use the boxes for help.

Geography Quiz tomorrow
Be sure that all of the following items are on your United States map.  Check your spelling.
  • 25 states (including the East Coast)
  • Two oceans and the Gulf of Mexico
  • two countries that border the U.S.
  • The Mississippi River, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Rocky Mountains
Be sure the following items are on your world map.  Check your spelling.

  • Continents and oceans
  • United States, Mexico, and Canada
  • Gulf of Mexico

Friday, March 10, 2017

Homework Number 4-5 (03/10/2017)

Math
Buckle Down book
pages 206-207,  numbers 1-9 (samples, representative, practical, and random)

Complete the back of your worksheet, numbers 9-12.

Science
Your paragraph about your brain research topic is due on Monday.  You should have a draft copy.  (50 points)

You may develop this assignment into a 5 paragraph essay for extra credit (due Wednesday).  Turn in the paragraph on Monday and I will return it to you right away if you would like to use it as a guide for writing your essay.


ELA
Answer question 9 on page 166 in the Ready book (on loose-leaf, collected Monday).


Social Studies
Please return the tear-off from your Leadership Notebook Snapshot.


1.Write down each of the 7 Habits.  
2. Identify one person or event connected with each habit.   
3. Describe whether this person or event is a good example of the habit or if the person or event violated (broke) this habit.  BE SPECIFIC.


You have Geography quiz on Tuesday

Be sure that all of the following items are on your United States map.  Check your spelling.
  • 25 states (including the East Coast)
  • Two oceans and the Gulf of Mexico
  • two countries that border the U.S.
  • The Mississippi River, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Rocky Mountains
Be sure the following items are on your world map.  Check your spelling.

  • Continents and oceans
  • United States, Mexico, and Canada
  • Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Homework Number 4-4 (03/09/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook: Read pages 178-181 (surveys, random samples, biased samples)
Answer questions 1-7.

Science
Brain resources on the web:

2. kidshealth.org


  1. Write down your research question about the human brain.
  2. Identify three vocabulary words that connect to your topic.
  3. List any facts that you have found that will help you answer your research question.  Cite the website or textbook.

Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow


homeostasis
cell
tissue
organ
organ
system
organism
arthritis
dermis
epidermis
melanin
cartilage
voluntary
muscle
involuntary
muscle
tendon
cardiac
muscle
skeletal
muscle
smooth
muscle
flexor
extensor
marrow
ligament
joint
impulse
synapse
neurons
peripheral
nervous
system
central
nervous
system
neurologist
neurology

ELA
Complete questions 6, 7, and 8 on page 165 in the Ready Book.

Social Studies
  1. Read pages 350-356 in your textbook.  Copy  the red section headlines into your notebooks.


  1. You have Geography quiz on Tuesday. Be sure that all of the following items are on your United States map.  Check your spelling.
  • 25 states (including the East Coast)
  • Two oceans and the Gulf of Mexico
  • two countries that border the U.S.
  • The Mississippi River, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Rocky Mountains
Be sure the following items are on your world map.  Check your spelling.

  • Continents and oceans
  • United States, Mexico, and Canada
  • Gulf of Mexico