Friday, February 17, 2017

Homework Number 3-28 (02/17/2017)

Please remember to bring in your signed permission slip for the Wagner College trip on 2/27.  Remember, no slip means not trip.

Math
Blue Handbook

Read pages 218-220.
page 219, numbers 30-31
Page 220, 33-36

Complete the February Break Packet.
All work is due on Monday.

Science
Read pages 408-409 in your textbook.  Complete the following on loose-leaf:
  1. What is the real-world/inquiry question?
  2. What is the independent variable (IV)?
  3. What is the dependent variable (DV)?
  4. What are three constants/control variables?
  5. What is a possible control group?
  6. Write a hypothesis that answers the the real-world/inquiry question.
  7. Write a 5-step procedure that includes at least one number/measurement.
  8. Identify a possible limitation/source of error.  How will this limitation influence your data?
(You do not have to actually conduct the experiment.  We will work on it in class after the vacation.)

You must also fill out the Working with Variables worksheet. You will not get credit unless all of the homework is completed (50 points). Please staple everything together.

ELA
Bring in a complete and ready-for-editing first draft of your Monster essay.

Social Studies
Complete your writing assignment for Black History Month.  Include a cover, published piece (50 points), and draft (25 points).  Please follow the success criteria.


Success criteria for your Black History Month writing assignment:

  • I can write a clear introduction with a topic, background, and claim.
  • I can write at least one body paragraph that uses specific evidence with citations to support my claim.  (You must have at least two pieces of evidence.  Cite each source.)
  • I can write a clear conclusion that restates my claim and explains why my topic is something that people should care about today, in 2017.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Homework Number 3-27 (02/16/2017)

Please remember to bring in your signed permission slip for the Wagner College trip on 2/27.  Remember, no slip means not trip.

Math
Buckle Down
page 196, numbers 20-24
page 202, numbers 1-5

Finish the worksheets from class.

Science
1. Read pages 394-398 in your textbook. How does the skeletal system work together with the muscular system?  (Write one paragraph.)
2. Add all of the words highlighted in yellow to your dictionary.
Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow

1. homeostasis
2. cell
3. tissue
4. organ
5. organ system
6. organism
7. voluntary muscle
8. involuntary muscle
9. dermis
10. epidermis
11. melanin
12. chromosome
13. tendon
14. cardiac muscle
15. skeletal muscle
16. smooth muscle
17. tendon
18. marrow
19. ligament


ELA
Complete pages 182-184 in the Ready Workbook.

Social Studies
1. Study for your Map Quiz tomorrow.  Write out the names of the 23 states on page 299 of your textbook.


2. Answer the question about Andrew Jackson. Make sure that you have a clear claim and counterclaim.  Write 1-2 paragraphs in your notebook.

“Did Andrew Jackson’s experiences help to make him a good leader for the United States?”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Homework Number 3-26 (02/15/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook
page 207, numbers 1-4
page 208, numbers 5-9
page 212, numbers 12-15

Complete the worksheet on probability.

Science
Read pages 389-393 in your textbook.  Make sure all of the words listed below are in your science dictionary.  Number the words.

1. homeostasis
2. cell
3. tissue
4. organ
5. organ system
6. organism
7. voluntary muscle
8. involuntary muscle
9. dermis
10. epidermis
11. melanin
12. chromosome
13. tendon
14. cardiac muscle
15. skeletal muscle
16. smooth muscle


Vocabulary quiz on Friday (open dictionary)

ELA
Complete pages 179-181 in the Ready Workbook.

Social Studies
Write one paragraph that explains how sectionalism, the Missouri Compromise, and the Election of 1824 helped to create conflict in the United States.  Use your textbook (pages 302-305) and your notebook to provide specific detail/evidence.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Homework Number 3-25 (02/14/2017)

Please remember to bring in your signed permission slip for the Wagner College trip on 2/27.  Remember, no slip means not trip.

Math
Complete questions 1-10 in the equations worksheet.

Science
Read pages 384-387 in your science book.  
1.Describe the way that skin helps to regulate body temperature.  
2. Describe what happens when you get a bruise.
3. Write the terms highlighted in yellow on pages  373-390 of your textbook in your Science Dictionary of the Human Body.  (Due on Thursday)
Vocabulary Quiz on Friday (open book)


homeostasis
cell
tissue
organ
organ
system
organism
voluntary
muscle
involuntary
muscle
dermis
epidermis
melanin
chromosome
  
tendon
cardiac
muscle
skeletal
muscle
smooth
muscle

ELA
Complete the writing plan started in class yesterday.

Social Studies
Read “Missouri Compromise” and “The Election of 1824” on pages 304 and 305.  In a paragraph, explain how the Compromise and the election were a result of sectionalism in the United States.
You have a an in-class writing assignment tomorrow based on your homework.  Bring your vocabulary words (1-10) from Friday to use as evidence.






Vacation Homework (Due Monday, February 27th)


Social Studies
Complete your writing assignment for Black History Month.  Include a cover, published piece, and draft.  Please follow the success criteria.


Success criteria for your Black History Month writing assignment:

  • I can write a clear introduction with a topic, background, and claim.
  • I can write at least one body paragraph that uses specific evidence with citations to support my claim.  (You must have at least two pieces of evidence.  Cite each source.)
  • I can write a clear conclusion that restates my claim and explains why my topic is something that people should care about today, in 2017.


Science

Read pages 408-409 in your textbook.  Complete the following in your notebook:
  1. What is the real-world/inquiry question?
  2. What is the independent variable (IV)?
  3. What is the dependent variable (DV)?
  4. What are three constants/control variables?
  5. What is a possible control group?
  6. Write a hypothesis that answers the the real-world/inquiry question.
  7. Write a 5-step procedure that includes at least one number/measurement.
  8. Identify a possible limitation/source of error.  How will this limitation influence your data?
(You do not have to actually conduct the experiment.  We will work on it in class after the vacation.)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Homework Number 3-24 (02/13/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook
Read pages 207-209.

Science
Answer questions 11-18 on page 378 of your textbook.  Write the number, the letter, and the answer.  Do not copy anything else.

Go back into the chapter if you need help.   I will quiz you on these questions tomorrow. (25 point HW quiz)


ELA
Read pages 188-191 in Codex.  Complete questions 8 and 11.

Social Studies
Due Tomorrow: Have three paragraphs about your Black History Month Topic.  Follow the success criteria.
Success criteria for your Black History Month writing assignment:

  • I can write a clear introduction with a topic, background, and claim.
  • I can write at least one body paragraph that uses specific evidence with citation to support my claim.
  • I can write a clear conclusion that restates my claim and explains why my topic is something that people should care about today, in 2017.

Map Quiz on Friday (Study page 299.)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Homework Number 3-23 (02/10/2017)

Math
Finish your review sheet.
Study for your unit test on equations and inequalities on Monday.

Science
Make corrections to the experiment design on your quiz (part three).  You can improve your grade by a maximum of 20 points.

Your corrections must be on a separate piece of paper, attached to your quiz.  All work must be clearly labeled and easy for me to read and understand.


ELA
Read pages 186 to 188.
Answer questions 1, 3, 4, and 6 in your notebook.

Social Studies
Use your textbook (pages 298-305) or the internet to write a definition for each of the following terms in your notebook.  You will use the terms in a writing assignment next week.  (Write on loose-leaf.)

1. Rush-Bagot Agreement
2. sectionalism
3. Adams-Onis Treaty
4. Monroe Doctrine
5. nationalism
6. American System
7. Cumberland Road
8. Erie Canal
9. Era of Good Feelings
10. Missouri Compromise



Due Tuesday: Have three paragraphs about your Black History Month Topic.  Follow the success criteria.
Success criteria for your Black History Month writing assignment:

  • I can write a clear introduction with a topic, background, and claim.
  • I can write at least one body paragraph that uses specific evidence with citation to support my claim.
  • I can write a clear conclusion that restates my claim and explains why my topic is something that people should care about today, in 2017.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Homework Number 3-22 (02/08/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheet on inequalities.
Study for the test on Monday.

Science
Use pages 372-373 of your science textbook to answer questions 3 and 4 on page 373.

ELA
Read pages 182-185.  Answer questions 2, 5, and 7.
Use each of the Word Gen words in a sentence in your vocabulary notebook.

Social Studies
Write an introduction paragraph that introduces your topic for Black History Month (topic, background, claim).  Your claim should explain why it is important for people today to know about your topic. (TONIGHT, YOU ONLY HAVE TO WRITE AN INTRODUCTION.)

Success Criteria for your Black History Month writing assignment.

  • I can write a clear introduction with a topic, background, and claim.
  • I can write at least one body paragraph that uses specific evidence with citation to support my claim.
  • I can write a clear conclusion that restates my claim and explains why my topic is something that people should care about today, in 2017.

Map Quiz on Friday (Study page 299.)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Homework Number 3-21 (02/07/2017)

Math
Buckle Down, page 118, numbers 16-20
Complete the worksheet on inequality word problems.
Study for the test on Friday.

Science
Read pages 369-373 in your textbook.  Add all words highlighted in yellow to your science dictionary.  (You may start a new dictionary.  It must be on a separate piece of paper.)

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

Social Studies
Read “The Missouri Compromise” on pages 304-305.  Summarize this compromise.  Then, make a prediction: what problems would get worse as a result of this deal?  Give your rationale (reason why).

Monday, February 6, 2017

Homework Number 3-20 (02/06/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheet on inequalities with negatives 6-10 only.

Buckle Down  book page 117, numbers 11-15

Science
Read about the lab on page 349 (Physical or Chemical Change?).  Identify the following parts of the experiment:

  1. Independent variable
  2. Dependent variable
  3. 3 control variables/constants
  4. The science question

ELA


Social Studies

  1. Use the map on the top of page 299 to answer the two Geography questions.
  2. Use R2-R3 in the back of the book to identify the states that are listed on the map.  (Write out the complete name for all of the states that have two-letter abbreviations.)
Map Quiz this Friday

Friday, February 3, 2017

Homework Number 3-19 (02/03/2017)
NOTE: The science and social studies were in the wrong locations until 3:15.  What you see below is the correct assignment.

Math
Buckle Down Book
page 117, numbers 1-10

Complete the worksheet on inequalities.

Science
Read pages 362-367 in your textbook.
Then, answer questions 1, 3, and 5 on page 367 in your notebook.

ELA
Complete pages 27 to 34 in the Ready Workbook.

Bring in pencils for the benchmark test.

Social Studies
Read pages 298-301 in your textbook.
1. Answer the two questions in the green box on page 300.
2. What claim is the author making?
3. What is a possible counterclaim?
4. Why is this a primary source?


You must have five specific facts about your topic (including one date) by Wednesday.   You need at least one print source.  You may also use information from the internet (like history.com).  Cite your sources.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Homework Number 3-18 (02/02/2017)

Math
Complete the Math Worksheet on equations with word problems.

Science
Read pages 362-365 in your science textbook.  Look at the diagram of the animal cell.  Write a definition for all six parts and then compare each part to one part of a bakery.  (Look at the example in your reading.)  You may want to read pages 366-367 if you need more help.

Quiz Tomorrow: Chemical Reactions and experiment design (the dog food situation posted below)

Brand
Happy Dog
Power Chomp
Nutra Mix
Cost per pound ($)
3.50
2.50
.99

"Kenny works at a dog shelter.  He has two new brands of dog food that he is considering purchasing, Happy Dog and Nutra Mix.  Currently, all the dogs eat Power Chomp.  
He wants to buy food that keeps the dogs healthy for the lowest price.  He also wants to make sure that the food can last at least two weeks without spoiling.  

"Design an experiment that would help Kenny to make a decision about what dog food to use at the shelter."


ELA
Complete pages 166 and 167 in the Codex.

Social Studies
Write down your research topic for Black History Month.  Write down three questions that you have about your topic.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Homework Number 3-17

Math
Complete the math review sheet on equations.
Study for your quiz on Thursday.

Science
Answer questions 1-3 on page 341.  Skim pages 332-341 if you need help answering any of the questions.

Quiz on Friday: chemical reactions and experiment design (dog food experiment)


ELA
Answer question number 8 on page 163 and question number 11 on page 164.  Write fall and complete answers in your notebook.

Social Studies
Study the map on pages 288-289 and read the text in the boxes.  Answer the two “Geography Skills” questions on the bottom of page 289.  Restate each question when you answer it.