Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Homework Number 4-54  (05/31/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheet on the area of compound shapes.

Science
Use pages 550-564 of your textbook to help you complete a graphic organizer that shows the organization of plants.  Include ten boxes.  Each box should include a label and a fact or example.

ELA
1. Read your Reading Group book.  You must be done by Friday.
2. Rewrite the comparison paragraph you wrote for "Rebel without a Cause" on loose-leaf.  Due Friday.

Social Studies
Your BIG History essay is due on Monday (Friday for +5).
  • Cover
  • Published piece
  • Draft
  • Outline
  • Timeline


The History Page is due on Friday, June 9th.

Tonight:
Identify one theme from “The Veldt,” by Ray Bradbury.  How does this theme connect to something that you studied in history class?  Write one paragraph and use one new vocabulary word.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Homework Number 4-53 (05/30/2017)

Math
Complete your worksheet on angels.
Please bring in a box of toothpicks and a bag of mini-marshmallows.

Science
Complete all work in your little science notebook.
Due tomorrow:
Identify one of the animals that you sketched during our trip to the zoo.  In a paragraph, describe one of its adaptations and how it uses that adaptation to thrive in its environment.

Due Thursday:
Examine a picture model of this animal’s spine.  How do you think the shape or structure of its spine influences the way that it moves?  Write one paragraph and include a specific piece of evidence about the spine (its length compared to the rest of the animal’s body, the number of vertebrae, how much it curves, etc.).


ELA
Read for at least 20 minutes.  Your book must be done by Friday, June 2.

Social Studies
Your BIG History essay is due on Monday (Friday for extra credit). Write the final copy of the introduction tonight (type or write on loose-leaf).

Your history page is due next Friday.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Homework Number 4-52  (05/26/2017)

Math
Finish any work that you did not complete during class (Dream House Project).

Science
Read pages 550-555.  Answer questions 1-6 on page 555.  Checked as HW on Tuesday (50 pt. HW quiz).

ELA
1. Ready your book for at least 20 minutes.
2. Write a paragraph in your notebook comparing the movie and your book.

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Tuesday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis.

Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Homework Number 4-51

Math 
Complete the worksheet on angles.

Science
In your notebook, describe your zoo experience.  Answer the following questions:

  1. What animals did you observe?
  2. What was your favorite animal?
  3. Identify an adaptation of this animal.
  4. How do you think the weather influenced the animals?  Be specific.
  5. What was your favorite part of the trip?
  6. What was your least favorite part of the trip?


ELA

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Monday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis. By tomorrow, you should also have your body paragraphs done.


Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Homework Number 4-50 (05/24/2017)

PLEASE BRING IN YOUR TRIP SLIP AND MONEY FOR LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER (DUE FRIDAY).

Math
Buckle Down
page 144, numbers 16-18
page 145, numbers 19-20

Science
Our trip to the zoo is tomorrow.  Be sure to bring a pencil for sketching and notetaking.  Dress for the weather and bring an umbrella if necessary.  You will receive a grade (100 points) for completing a sketch and taking notes.  You should focus your sketch and notes on an adaptation  (teeth, claws, fur, feathers, etc.).


 Things to bring on the trip tomorrow:

  1. A pencil for sketching
  2. An umbrella or raincoat (if necessary)
  3. Lunch (if you would like to)

ELA
Read for 20 minutes in your book club book.  All books must be finished by Friday, June 2.

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Monday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis.


Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Homework Number 4-49

Math
PLEASE BRING IN YOUR TRIP SLIP AND MONEY FOR LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER (DUE FRIDAY)

Buckle Down Book
Read pages 139-141 and answer questions 1-15.

Please complete the worksheet on corresponding angles.

Science
In your notebook, sketch something from your house.  First, focus on getting the basic shape.  Then, focus on adding detail to at least one part by using shading.  Remember, we are practicing for our trip to the zoo on Thursday.

ELA

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Monday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis.

Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion

Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Homework Number 4-48 (05/22/2017)

Math
PLEASE BRING IN YOUR LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER PERMISSION SLIPS.  THEY ARE DUE ON FRIDAY.

Science
Reread pages 544-549 in your science book.  Write a paragraph that explains how plants are similar to and different from animals. Use one specific animal as an example to support your writing.

ELA
1. Read for at least 20 minutes.  Books must be done by 6/2.
2. Copy the words and definitions for this week's Word Generation into the vocabulary notebook.

Social Studies
An outline for your BIG History essay is due tomorrow.  I will grade this assignment as a 50 point quiz.  Plan for five paragraphs:


1. Introduction
2. Body1
3. Body 2
4. Body 3
5. Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Homework Number 4-47 (05/19/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheet on equation word problems.

Science
Read pages 544-549 in your science book and answer questions 2 and 3 on page 549.

ELA
Read your book for at least 20 minutes.  All reading group books must be done by June 2.

Social Studies
In a paragraph, identify your topic for your BIG History Project.  Give two facts about your topic including at least one date.  Then, explain how your topic connects to another topic that does not seem related at first.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Homework Number 4-46
Your science test (MOSL) is tomorrow.  Please bring in two sharpened number two pencils.

Math
Buckle Down Book
page 58, numbers 6-10

Please work on the percents worksheet.  Only complete the problems with even numbers.

Science
Your take-home test on vertebrate adaptations is due tomorrow.  All your answers should be on loose-leaf.  Please staple the quiz paper on top of the loose-leaf.
(100 points)

ELA
1. Review the words for the Word Generation writing tomorrow.
2. Bring in 2 number 2 pencils for the science MOSL.

Social Studies
Please write the following information on loose-leaf paper.  Your paper should be set up exactly as you see below.  Please do not change any of the words.  This page will serve as the plan for your BIG History Essay.

  1. Specific Topic:
  2. Five Research Facts about your topic (with at least one date):
  3. Plan for presentation (what your page will look like):
  4. Thesis (the claim you are making about your topic and why we should know about it):
  5. Why You Should Know about My Topic (one sentence):
50 points HW and 50 points classwork tomorrow

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Homework Number 4-45 (05/17/2017)

Leader in Me Survey

Math
Please complete your worksheet on equations and inequalities.

Science
Your take-home test on vertebrate adaptations is due on Friday.  All of your work should be on loose-leaf.  Staple the quiz paper on top of the loose-leaf.

Due Friday (100 points)

ELA
In your notebook, answer the following questions in a paragraph:  "Do you agree with the way the main character in your book has handled the conflict?  Fully explain."

Social Studies
Create a neat timeline that includes at least one fact about your topic that includes a date.  Your timeline should have between 5 and 10 facts total (any topics).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Homework Number 4-44

Leader in Me Survey

Math 
Complete the worksheet on graphs.

Science
Make a list of five vertebrate adaptations that we have studied.  Identify the animal and the adaptation, and explain how the adaptation helps the animal thrive in its environment.  Skim through your text and use the pictures for help.

ELA
You have no new ELA homework tonight.

Social Studies

  1. Write five specific facts from your research about the topic that you are going to explore in detail.  (Include at least one date.)
  2. Connect each of these facts with another event from your research, just like we did in class.  Explain how each pair of facts is connected.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Homework Number 4-43 (05/15/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheet on Vertical Angles.

Science
Read pages 534-535.  Answer the “Conclude and Apply” questions on page 535 (numbers 1-3).

ELA

Social Studies
Your list of 100 facts, figures, and ideas is due tomorrow.  Remember to write on loose-leaf and cite your sources (title and author or website).    

If you have 100 facts, you may select 10 facts that apply to your specific research topic.  (You may need to search for some additional facts.)


This assignment will be graded as a quiz (one point for each fact).


Friday, May 12, 2017

Homework Number 4-42 (05/12/2017)

Math
Buckle Down Book
P 136-138
Questions # 1-7, 9

Science
Use pages 525-528 in your science book to complete number 2 on page 528.  Then, identify three things that would make it harder for a bird to fly.

ELA
Read the next ten pages in your book and summarize in a paragraph in your notebook.

Social Studies
Your list of 100 facts, figures, and ideas is due on Tuesday.  Remember to write on loose-leaf and cite your sources (title and author or website).    

If you have 100 facts, you may select 10 facts that apply to your specific research topic.  (You may need to search for some additional facts.)


This assignment will be counted as a 100 point quiz grade.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Homework Number 4-41 (05/11/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook
page 296, numbers 1-3
page 297, numbers 4 and 5
page 302, numbers 9 and 10
page 304, numbers 1-4

Please bring in your Buckle Down book.

Science
Read pages 526 - 527 in your science book.  
1.Write a paragraph that explains how birds are able to fly.
2. Write a second paragraph that describes the functions of feathers.

ELA
Catch up on your reading.  (Check the page numbers for yesterday's homework.)

Social Studies
Your list of 100 facts, figures, and ideas is due on Monday.  Remember to write on loose-leaf and cite your sources (title and author or website).

Graded as a quiz: one point per fact
(You will only receive credit if you cite your sources.)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Homework Number 4-40 (05/10/2017)

Science
Select an animal that you would like to study.  (Pick an animal that we discussed in class or think of an animal that you want to know more about.  Use textbook pages 514-533 for help.)  Your choice should be an animal that you can find at the Staten Island Zoo or somewhere else close by.

  1. Identify the name of the animal (common and scientific names.)
  2. Identify a second animal (just in case).
  3. Describe the appearance of your first choice animal.  Be specific.
  4. Is your animal a vertebrate or an invertebrate?
  5. Is your animal an ectotherm or an endotherm?
  6. Identify one important adaptation that allows your animal to thrive.

ELA
Coraline (to page 95)
The Giver (to page 79)
The Color of Water (to page 83)
The Glass Castle (to page 91)

Social Studies
Your list of 100 facts, figures, and ideas is due on Monday.  Remember to write on loose-leaf and cite your sources (title and author or website).

Graded as a quiz: one point per fact (100 points)
(You will only receive credit if you cite your sources.)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Homework Number 4-39 (05/09/2017)

Please return your signed permission slip for the zoo trip on 5/25/2017.  There is no money due for this trip. 

Math
Blue Handbook
p. 300, numbers 6-8
p. 304, numbers 4-19

Please finish both sides of the worksheet.

Science
Reread pages 519-523 in your textbook and answer questions 1, 4, and 5 on page 523.

Classwork:
Use your iPad to complete the following activities.

Part One:
1. Write a definition for the word amphibian.
2. Describe the adaptations that allow amphibians to breathe in wet environments.
3. Describe amphibian metamorphosis.
4. Find a YouTube video that shows an amphibian in motion.  Try to describe the connection between the animal’s movement and its backbone/spine.

Part Two:
1. Write a definition for the word reptile.
2. Define internal fertilization and explain how this adaptation is beneficial to reptiles.
3. Describe amniotic eggs and explain how this adaptation is beneficial to reptiles.
4.Find a YouTube video that shows an amphibian in motion.  Try to describe the connection between the animal’s movement and its backbone/spine.



ELA
Use each of your new word generation words in a sentence.  Each sentence should reflect your understanding of the word's meaning.

Social Studies
Think about the question we have asked ourselves this year: “Is the United States the land of liberty?”  Do you think that the United States is the land of liberty today?  Answer in two paragraphs with a claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal.  Use evidence from your own life and current events.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Homework Number 4-38 (0508/2017)

Please return your signed permission slip for the zoo trip on 5/25/2017.  There is no money due for this trip.  You will receive a 25-point homework grade for handing in the signed slip.

Math
You have no new homework tonight.

Science
Please read pages 514-518 in your textbook.  Complete questions 2-4 on page 518.
Return your signed permission slip (25 points).

ELA
Copy the words and definitions for the new Word Generation words into your vocabulary notebook.

Social Studies
Read pages 540-543.
1. Answer the two map questions on page 541 and the chart question on page 542.
2. Answer questions 4a and 4b on page 543.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Homework Number 4-37 (05/05/2017)

Math
You have no new math homework.

Science
On graph paper, complete a chart and a double line graph to present five of your test scores for social studies and five of your test scores for science.  You can make up the data (test scores).


ELA
Complete the Word Generation writing for "Should capital punishment be outlawed?"  Due on Monday.

Social Studies
Read Amendment XIV (14) on page 208 of your textbook.  
1. Summarize the four sections of this amendment.
2. How did the amendment punish the rebels?  Use a quotation from the text as evidence.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Homework Number 4-36  (05//4/2017)

Math
You have no new homework tonight.

Science
Use the Labs on page 100 and page 504 to explain how red wigglers (worms) would improve soil so that plants can grow.  Provide a hypothesis for the following question:  “Which soil would lead to healthier plants, soil treated with compost and red wigglers or natural soil found in your yard?”

Identify the IV, the DV, and three constants.

ELA

Social Studies
Read “The Emancipation Proclamation” on page R78 of your textbook.  In two complete paragraphs, answer the following question: “In 1863, was the United States the land of liberty?”

Be sure to:

  1. provide a claim and counterclaim
  2. rebut the counterclaim
  3. use a piece of evidence from the document and a piece of evidence from context to support your writing

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Homework Number 4-35 (05/03/2017)

Math
Use your Math Bible to study for day 3 of the New York State Math Exam.

Science
You have no new science homework tonight.

ELA

Social Studies
Answer the Primary Source question (green box) on p. 520 and the Geography Skills question (map) on page 521.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Homework Number 4-34 (05/01/2017)

Math
Study your Math Bible for day 2 of the Math State Test.

Science
Read pages 504-505 in your science textbook.
Answer all four questions below.  Remember to include detail from the background/investigation in each answer.


1. What is the question/science investigation?
2. Write a hypothesis to answer this question.
3. Identify the independent and dependent variables and describe the relationship between them.  Identify one constant/control variable and explain why it has to be controlled (kept separate) for your experiment to be a success.
4. Explain why it is important to work with one independent variable at a time.
(on loose-leaf)  (25 point HW quiz)

ELA
Use each of the new word generation words in a clear sentence that shows its meaning.

Social Studies
You have no new Social Studies homework tonight.