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DAILY HOMEWORK

Friday, 5/25 – day 6
SCI:  Take 3 tests on seed plant quizlet – Print all 3 screens of scores. Due next day 6.
https://quizlet.com/25500568/test

Assigned Thursday & Friday – VOCAB VIDEO:  – Create a fun and interesting film to help you and your classmates master seed plant vocabulary.
Directions: Look over the Seed Plant vocabulary list.  Seed vocab
Review your test results. Choose a minimum of 15 terms, ones that you are the most shaky on, and create a short (less than 4 minutes) video about them. Use the Quicktime program on your desktop to record your audio and use iMovie to put it together with your visuals. Parameters for the video are here: VocVid

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5/22, 5/23 & 24- days 3, 4 & 5
SCI:  Homework due Friday: “Plant Parts” paper.
Assigned Thursday & Friday – VOCAB VIDEO:  – Create a fun and interesting film to help you and your classmates master seed plant vocabulary.

Directions: Look over the Seed Plant vocabulary list. Seed vocab
Review your test results. Choose a minimum of 15 terms, ones that you are the most shaky on, and create a short (less than 4 minutes) video about them. Use the Quicktime program on your desktop to record your audio and use iMovie to put it together with your visuals. Parameters for the video are here: VocVid

From class Tuesday – (You will get more time soon to work on this in class, again; it is currently NOT homework.) Biology4Kids: Plant Basics
http://www.biology4kids.com/files/plants_main.html
Read each page. There are 20. At the bottom of most pages there is also a short video to watch. Photosynthesis from space is very stunning. The content of the pollination and climate change videos should be familiar. Do you think we can use the algae in our tanks for biofuel? There is also a short quiz at the end of the unit on plants for you to take.

Monday, 5/21 – day 2
SCI: Plant Parts paper due Friday. 

Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday;  5/11, 5/14, 15, 16 –  days 2, 3, 4, & 5
LA: Final bio narrative is due Friday.
SCI:  Due Thursday, 5/17: Photosynthesis and Light reading and answer the 4 questions on paper (or type). Is your journal up to date? 
journal may 11

Thursday, 5/10 – day 1
LA:  Finish rough draft of essay – it’s due Friday. Spacing 1.2; Helvetica size 13
SCI:  QUIZ TOMORROW: Leaves & Stems – Angiosperms & Gymnosperms.
From class, watch VIDEO on plant leaves’ venation, if you missed it or want to re-watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSJYCi662Wc
Also: Download the Leaves keynote on G Classroom and study the content. Then return to the slides with classification diagrams (margin, mosaic, shape, and venation) and draw them carefully on your journal using one page for each topic. Be neat because you will be using your work in a proof of learning activity to classify some leaves. 

Monday – Wednesday  5/7 – 5/9 – days 4, 5 & 6
LA:  Complete article and questions.  Work on rough draft of essay – it’s due Friday. Spacing 1.2; Helvetica size 13
SCI:  Watch Class VIDEO on plant leaves’ venation, if you missed it or want to re-watch:

Also: Download the Leaves keynote on G Classroom and study the content. Then return to the slides with classification diagrams (margin, mosaic, shape, and venation) and draw them carefully on your journal using one page for each topic. Be neat because you will be using your work in a proof of learning activity to classify some leaves. After you finish reading and studying this slideshow, your assignment is to draw your own copy of each of the four charts…
1. Mosaic
2. Margin
3. Shape
4. Venation
Due Thursday, May 10:  “Plant Talk” article. Read and then answer the questions at the end.  Here are 2 versions, full & 50%: Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine &  50% Version Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine
Watch the video. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOXSqy05EO0
Study the picture – it will help with your cartoon: 
plant talk

Thursday, 5/3 – day 2
LA: Finish the key events (3) section from the biographical narrative graphic organizer.
SS: QUIZ FRIDAY:  Vocabulary & know the 3 criteria to immigrate to the U.S.
Due Tuesday, May 8 – Current event #4 about young soccer star who must leave the U.S. 
SCI:  Today’s updated work list: worklistMay2  &  drawing: The Stem! STEM
Due Thursday, May 10.  “Plant Talk” article. Read and then answer the questions at the end.  Here are 2 versions, full & 50%: Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine &  50% Version Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine
Watch the video. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOXSqy05EO0
Study the picture – it will help with your cartoon: 
plant talk

Wednesday, 5/2 – day 1
SS: QUIZ FRIDAY:  Vocabulary & know the 3 criteria to immigrate to the U.S.
Due Tuesday, May 8 – Current event #4 about young soccer star who must leave the U.S. 
SCI:  Today’s updated work list: worklistMay2  &  drawing: The Stem! STEM
Due Thursday, May 10.  “Plant Talk” article. Read and then answer the questions at the end.  Here are 2 versions, full & 50%: Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine &  50% Version Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine
Watch the video. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOXSqy05EO0
Study the picture – it will help with your cartoon: 
plant talk

Tuesday, 5/1 – day 6
SS: QUIZ FRIDAY:  Vocabulary & know the criteria to immigrate to the U.S.
Due Tuesday, May 8 – Current event #4 about the young soccer star who must leave the U.S. 

LA:  HOOK!  “Coming to America” graphic organizer.
SCI:  Due Thursday, May 10.  “Plant Talk” article. Read and then answer the questions at the end.  Here are 2 versions, full & 50%: Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine &  50% Version Plant Talk By Dan Cossins The Scientist Magazine
Watch the video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOXSqy05EO0
Study the picture – it will help with your cartoon: 
plant talk

Friday, Monday 4/27 & 4/30 – days 4 & 5
SCI:  QUIZ Tuesday. Review all reading & assignments since last quiz, especially about ROOTS. LOOK at all the HW postings if you need a refresher. Also, review prior quizzes on Edmodo. Updated Work List:  updtd WkLst 
Today’s riddle: What thing gets more wet as it dries?
SS: Current event #3, “Trump: ‘We’re going to be guarding our border…’ ” is due Tuesday, May 1.

Wednesday, Thursday 4/25 & 4/26 – days 2 & 3
LA: Read 2002 Lewiston article. TDQ #3 is due. READ new mentor text from the point of view as a writer.
SS: Finish or re-read First Crossing story. Complete book group assignment by Thursday.
Current event #3, “Trump: ‘We’re going to be guarding our border…’ ” is due May 1.

SCI: If you missed this drawing of a FIBROUS ROOT, add to to page 6. FibRoot
QUIZ next week. Review all reading & assignments since last quiz, especially about ROOTS. LOOK at all these HW postings if you need a refresher. Also, review prior quizzes on Edmodo.
Today’s riddle: Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it? (Tell answer to Ms Hampton when you see her.)

Monday, Tuesday 4/23 & 4/24,  days 6 & 1
LA: Read 2002 Lewiston article. TDQs 1 & 2
SS: Current event #3, “Trump: ‘We’re going to be guarding our border…’ ” is due May 1.
SCI: QUIZ next week. Review all reading & assignments since last quiz, especially about ROOTS. LOOK at all these HW postings if you need a refresher. Also, review prior quizzes on Edmodo.

Wednesday, 4/11 – day 4
SCI: REVIEW all the articles and movies on plants. READ the ROOTS iBook posted in Google. Read and quiz yourself on the structure of a root.  ROOTS drawings/info from class: ROOTS drawings
Work list: work list
LAB REPORT in CLASS: By now you should have all of this info, for steps 1-4:

lab setup drawing
SCI notes Mar12
procedure materials
SS:  Current event #2, “Decision to Add Citizenship Question…” is due April 23rd.  ANCESTOR homework is also due April 23.

Tuesday, 4/10 – day 3
LA: Finish reading article, “Lewiston’s Somali Surge”.
SCI: Study Quizlet.  LAB REPORT in CLASS: By now you should have all of this info:
lab setup drawing
SCI notes Mar12
procedure materials
SS:  Current event #2, “Decision to Add Citizenship Question…” is due April 23rd.

Monday, 4/9 – day 2
LA: Finish TDQs 1-5 for Kosovo article. 6 & 7 are optional.

SCI: Study quizlet.
SS: Finish vocab sheet, worksheet and text – immigrants and refugees, etc. – by tomorrow. Current event #2, “Decision to Add Citizenship Question…” is due April 23rd.

Monday-Friday through April 6 – MEA TESTING is Wednesday-Friday.
LA:  Finish interview questions. TDQs 2, 3, 4.
SS:  Current event is due April 9.
SCI:  Due April 9: Article and questions. “Download the article (from Google Classroom) and open it in Pages. Guide for Reading – What are three stimuli that produce plant responses? What functions do plant hormones control?

As you read, use the headings to organize your thinking about plant responses and growth. At the end of the reading, there are four questions for you to answer.
Go ahead and type your answers right on the page beneath each question.
Be ready to apply this knowledge to your work growing seed plants in the classroom.”
Plant Growth Homework
AND, DID you finish this Photosynthesis Classwork from Friday, March 30th?

Here are 2 videos about photosynthesis. The first one is tells the story very simply and the second video goes into greater detail. Look for the new words “thylakoid” and “stroma”. Watch the first video straight up.
Download the PDF before watching the second video so that you can fill in your answers as you watch the video. Open the PDF in Preview on your desktop and use the toolbar in Preview to add text boxes with your answers. Be ready to discuss the reactants and products of photosynthesis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHVhM-pLRXk
Amoeba Sisters Photosynthesis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uixA8ZXx0KU

Thursday, Friday 3/30 & 3/31- days 1 & 2
SCI:  Due April 9: Article and questions. “Download the article (from Google Classroom) and open it in Pages. Guide for Reading – What are three stimuli that produce plant responses? What functions do plant hormones control?
As you read, use the headings to organize your thinking about plant responses and growth. At the end of the reading, there are four questions for you to answer.
Go ahead and type your answers right on the page beneath each question.
Be ready to apply this knowledge to your work growing seed plants in the classroom.”
Plant Growth Homework

Tuesday, Wednesday 3/27 & 3/28 – days 5 & 6
SS:  Journal #4 will be about the “Assimilation” reading in class, Wednesday.
SCI: Study SEED vocabulary.  Play a seed game.  QUIZ Thursday.
seed games
https://quizlet.com/25500568/seed-plant-vocabulary-flash-cards/
Due April 9: Article and questions. “Download this article and open it in Pages

Guide for Reading – What are three stimuli that produce plant responses?
What functions do plant hormones control?
As you read use the headings to organize your thinking about plant responses and growth. At the end of the reading there are four questions for you to answer.
Go ahead and type your answers right on the page beneath each question.
Be ready to apply this knowledge to your work growing seed plants in the classroom.
Plant Growth Homework

Monday, 3/26 – day 4
SS: Finish Journal #3 – Life in the Tenements.
SCI:  Study SEED vocabulary.  Play a seed game.  QUIZ Thursday.
seed games
https://quizlet.com/25500568/seed-plant-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Thursday, Friday 3/22 & 3/23 – days 2 & 3
SS:  Finish reading and highlighting Tenement text by Monday.
SCI:  Study SEED vocabulary.  Play a seed game.  QUIZ Soon.
seed games
https://quizlet.com/25500568/seed-plant-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Monday, 3/19 – day 5 – New expedition KICK-OFF is tomorrow!
SCI:  Study vocabulary.
LA:  Argument essay due Wednesday.

Thursday, 3/15 -day 3 – See Monday’s post, too!
SCI: Quiz on Seed Plants is now Friday. 
https://quizlet.com/25500568/seed-plant-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Monday, 3/12 – day 6
LA: First draft of essay was due Friday. 
SS:  Due today, Ellis Island paper. Journal #2, due Thursday – describe your experience at Ellis Island.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/stop1.htm#tab1-content

SCI: TODAY’s notes for your GREEN sheet comparing hydroponics to soil based growing:
SCI notes Mar12
Study Seed vocabulary – QUIZ is THURSDAY.

https://quizlet.com/25500568/seed-plant-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Friday, 3/9 – day 5
LA: Work on body paragraphs. 
SCI: Study Seed vocabulary – QUIZ is now on THURSDAY.
https://quizlet.com/25500568/seed-plant-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Tuesday, Wednesday – 3/6 & 7, days 2 & 3
LA: Work on body paragraphs 2 & 3
SCI: Study Seed vocabulary – QUIZ Monday
https://quizlet.com/25500568/seed-plant-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Monday, 3/5 – day 1 – PLANTERS (2) due tomorrow!
LA: 1st body paragraph due tomorrow.
SS:  Push-pull assignment due tomorrow.

SCI: Classwork today that is due tomorrow. If not finished in class, it is homework:
1. Seed Parts Video: Watch the film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYzXToyEzBU
2. What Do Different Plant Parts Do?: Article At The Biology of Plants Site
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/parts.html
3. After reading the article, Open your Google copy of the diagram and LABEL the parts of the plant. Then describe their jobs in a text box next to each part. Here’s a printable copy:
What Do Different Plant Parts Do_

4. Read the “Starting to Grow” page on the Biology of Plants Site to get an idea of what your seeds will need to flourish.

Thursday, 2/15 – day 6
SCI: QUIZ Friday: Study prior 2 quizzes, vocabulary, and all reading & videos since last quiz.     Videos from class. Watch, or re-watch, and finish the questions on the G Classroom document: Organisms and Their Environment – Review Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCH1Gre3Mg0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeu–qFN2g4

Tuesday, Wednesday  2/13 & 2/14 – days 4 & 5
LA: Finish Julius Caesar TDQs
SS:  Due Thursday: Complete 10 legal problems; back up your answers with evidence.
SCI: QUIZ Friday: Study prior 2 quizzes, vocabulary, and all reading & videos since last quiz.     Videos from today’s class. Watch, or re-watch, and finish the questions on the G Classroom document: Organisms and Their Environment – Review Questions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCH1Gre3Mg0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeu–qFN2g4

Monday, 2/12 – day 3
SCI: Symbiosis slides are due today.

Friday, 2/9 – day 2
SCI: See previous days’ descriptions. It’s now due Monday, 2/12.

Tuesday, Thursday 2/6 & 2/8 – days 5 & 1
LA: Turn in your story to Google Classroom by tonight!
SS:  QUIZ is now Friday: Electoral College; How a bill becomes a law; and vocabulary.
SCI: Symbiosis slides. See description, below. It’s now due Monday, 2/12.

Friday, Monday 2/2 & 2/5 – days 3 & 4
LA: If you typed your story in Pages COPY/PASTE it into a Google doc today. Do NOT CUT and paste, use COPY (command C).
SS:  QUIZ Wednesday: Electoral College; How a bill becomes a law; and vocabulary.
SCI: Study notes; AND you can work on your slide presentation:
Use either Google Slides, or Keynote, to create a presentation explaining interactions between organisms in an ecosystem.  Remember: Google is better if you work on this outside of school, on a different computer. The specific content required in your presentation is listed in the rubric you have been given. The rubric is also posted below.
This assignment is due Friday February 9 which gives you approximately 5 hours of class time to complete the project. (It becomes homework if this class time is not enough.) This is an individualized proof of learning piece of work so there will be no peer edits nor teacher edits. RUBRIC is here:
Symbiosis Presentation Rubric   and here is the worksheet that you have: sym worksheet

Thursday, 2/1 – day 2
SS:  QUIZ Wednesday on: Electoral College, How a bill becomes a law, and vocabulary.
LA: Story due Friday.
SCI:  # 1 Due Friday: Add your Sequence Number to the Google doc with your name, in the top left corner.    Read the article and answer the questions.

Use the drawing tools to do the cartoon on the first page. 
Text boxes should work well for answering the written questions.
This is what it looks like:
Limiting Factors Homework
#2 SCI CLASSWORK/homework if needed:
Use either Google Slides, or Keynote, to create a presentation explaining interactions between organisms in an ecosystem.  Remember: Google is better if you work on this outside of school, on a different computer. The specific content required in your presentation is listed in the rubric you have been given. The rubric is also posted here.
This assignment is due Friday February 9 which gives you approximately 5 hours of class time to complete the project. (It becomes homework if this class time is not enough.) This is an individualized proof of learning piece of work so there will be no peer edits nor teacher edits. RUBRIC is here:
Symbiosis Presentation Rubric   and here is the worksheet that you have: sym worksheet

Tuesday, Wednesday 1/30 -& 1/31  days 6 & 1
LA: Story due Friday.
SCI:  Due Friday: Add your Sequence Number to the Google doc with your name, in the top left corner.    Read the article and answer the questions.

Use the drawing tools to do the cartoon on the first page. 
Text boxes should work well for answering the written questions.
This is what it looks like:
Limiting Factors Homework

Monday, 1/29 – day 5
LA: Story due Friday.
SCI:  Quiz 1/30 (tomorrow).  Due Friday: Add your Sequence Number to the Google doc with your name, in the top left corner.
Read the article and answer the questions.
Use the drawing tools to do the cartoon on the first page. 
Text boxes should work well for answering the written questions.
This is what it looks like:

Limiting Factors Homework

Monday -Wednesday 1/22 – 1/24, days 6, 1, & 2
SS: Notebook check on Thursday.
LA:  Work on your story, starting with a focus on character development.
SCI: Watch and learn from the video.
Create a google doc named “first name last name sequence succession”.
Research “pioneer species” , choose one pioneer species and write a paragraph telling all about it. Include a picture and the source of your info.
Details to include:  Common name,  Scientific name,  Where it came from, 
How it got here,  What it needs to survive,  How it helps in its new home.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqEUzgVAF6g

Thursday, Friday  1/18 & 1/19 – days 4 & 5
SS:   Preamble quiz is today & tomorrow.
SCI:  Quiz on ecology vocabulary is Monday. Study, and also use the Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/92705279/ecosystem-vocabulary-flash-cards/

LA:   Work on LEAD. 

Tuesday, 1/16 – day 2
SS:   Preamble quiz is Wednesday. 
SCI:  Quiz on ecology vocabulary soon. Study, and also use the Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/92705279/ecosystem-vocabulary-flash-cards/

LA:   Work on fictional writing (story). Revised literary essay is due Wednesday. 

Thursday, 1/11 – day 6  Don’t forget – there’s no school on Monday, 1/15.
SS:  Preamble quiz is Wednesday. 
SCI:  Quiz on ecology vocabulary soon – perhaps Tuesday! Study. 
LA:   Work on fictional writing (story). Revised literary essay is due Wednesday. 

Wednesday, 1/10 – day 5
SCI:  Quiz soon! Study ecology vocabulary. Here’s a copy: Ecology vocab
LA:  Fictional writing 15 minutes. Poetry poster.

Monday, Tuesday 1/8 & 1/9 – days 3 & 4
SCI:  Quiz soon! Study ecology vocabulary. Here’s a copy: Ecology vocab

It’s 2018!  Wednesday, 1/3 – day 6
LA:  Poetry poster due Friday.
SCI:  Study new ecology vocabulary. Here’s a copy: Ecology vocab

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Monday, Tuesday 12/18 & 12/19 – days 6 & 1

LA:  You can always edit, and improve, your essay.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12/12, 13 & 14 – days 2, 3 & 4
SCI:  Work on your part of the movie.
LA:  Type for 20 minutes.

Thursday, Friday 12/7 & 12/8
SCI:  Work on your part of the movie.
LA: Poetry!

Tuesday, Wednesday 12/5 & 12/6 – days 2 & 3
SCI:  Work on your part of the movie.

Monday, 12/4 – day 1
SCI:  Finish scripts if needed.
MA:  QUIZ tomorrow on proportions. Practice cross-multiplication. 

Thursday, 11/30 – day 6
SCI:  GRADES CLOSE FRIDAY for the trimester.  Look at your checklist and past assignments. What do you need to complete?
LA:  Write a free-verse poem.
SS:  Your 3 paragraphs about climate change are due tomorrow.

Wednesday, 11/29 – day 5
SCI:  GRADES CLOSE FRIDAY for the trimester.  Look at your checklist and past assignments. What do you need to complete?
LA:  Finish your 3 cinquains.
SS:  Your 3 paragraphs about climate change are due Friday.

Monday, Tuesday 11/27 & 11/18 – days 3 & 4
SCI: QUIZ Wednesday: Insect classification and flower strategies.
LA:  Find one literary device example in your book club book (irony, allusion, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, oxymoron, paradox).  ALSO, if your HAIKU of your insect is not done, here are the guidelines to write it: haiku

Friday, 11/17 – day 6
SCI:  Review previous homework and tests on insect classification AND flower structure. QUIZ after Thanksgiving!
If not done, keep working on your 3 desktop folders, and follow the Google classroom tasks for each folder: 3 folders on Desktop
THEN: Work on phase 2. To make the graph and add it to your poster, watch these instructions by Ms MacLean: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=n88GJFhan94

Wednesday, Thursday 11/15 & 11/16 – days 4 & 5
LA:  If you have not finished your book club assessment, it is homework.
SCI: Due Friday – Read and SNAP “Can Ants Save the World from Climate Change?”

ANTSSAVEWORLD
This was the hands-down winner of the “choose a new video about “Natives vs Invasives” contest with 30 recommendations. If you missed it, watch it carefully and be ready to share a fact you learned.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=spTWwqVP_2s

KEEP WORKING on your 3 desktop folders, and follow the Google classroom tasks for each folder: 3 folders on Desktop

THEN: Work on phase 2 – watch these instructions by Ms MacLean: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=n88GJFhan94

Tuesday, 11/14 – day 3
SCI: Due Friday – Read and SNAP “Can Ants Save the World from Climate Change?”
ANTSSAVEWORLD

Thursday, Monday 11/9 & 11/13 – days 1 & 2
SS:  Pesticide research due Monday, 11/13.
SCI:  DUE Tuesday, 11/14:   REVIEW your previous quizzes in EDMODO. WRITE, on paper, 2 new questions on the same idea as questions on the last quiz.  From CLASS: see these board directions for 3 desktop folders, and follow the Google classroom tasks for each folder: 3 folders on Desktop

Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11/3, 11/6, 11/7 & 11/8 –  days 3, 4, 5 & 6
MA:  QUIZ this week: probability of single AND compound events; probability trees; and converting fractions to decimals and percents.
SCI:  1) Read this article, “Green Invaders”about invasive species. Article
2) Then watch the video about invasives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=UyvPxU6LUu0
3) Then search for, and watch, a second video that talks about the difference between native and invasive plants.
Make sure it’s a a video that YOU think is excellent and is no more than 10 minutes long.  On November 9th, you will be handing in the link to this movie AND writing a comment on why you like it and why you think we should watch it. BE PREPARED. You may need to watch several videos to find a good one that explains the content in a way that makes sense. Also on November 9th: short QUIZ on the topic of native vs invasive plants.
LA: Last book club assignment is due Thursday, 11/9. 

Thursday, 11/2 – day 2
LA: Next book club assignment is due Thursday, 11/9. 
SCI: Due Friday, 11/3: Finish your Native Plants folder. See directions below. 

Wednesday, 11/1 – day 1
MA:  Finish the probability tree. QUIZ tomorrow (on That Quiz): multiplying fractions – practice!
LA: Next book club assignment is due Thursday, 11/9. 
SCI: Due Friday, 11/3: Finish your Native Plants folder. See directions below. 

Tuesday, 10/31 – day 6
MA:  Finish the probability tree for rolling a die twice.
LA: Book club assignment is NOW due Wednesday, 11/1.  Complete the Lit Circle Prep sheet.
SCI:  Due Friday, 11/3: Study these charts:  Native Plants Support more Insects
Make a folder on your desktop and label it “Native Plants”.
Choose 5 plants from each list and find a (“free to share and use”) photo in Creative Commons for all 10 plants you have chosen.
Be sure to also capture the name of the photographer and the name of the plant by renaming each photo with plant name and photographer name.
https://search.creativecommons.org/
Ex: Ash tree by Harvey Roundhouse.jpg

Thursday, Friday 10/26 & 10/27 – days 3 & 4
MA:  Finish your probability drawing/chart, and the problems from the board.
LA: Next book club assignment is due Tuesday, 10/31.  Complete the Lit Circle Prep sheet.

SCI: A) Pollination video is due Friday, 10/27. Here is the CHECKLIST: VideoChklist
B) Pollination Quiz is Tuesday. Study: 1st quiz on Edmodo, 1st 2 insect HW readings, flower types diagram from class, “What If…” article, “Leave the Leaves” and anything else about pollination.
C) Homework due Friday, 11/3:

1) Study these charts. Native Plants Support more Insects
2) Make a folder on your desktop and label it “Native Plants”.
3) Choose 5 plants from each list and find a (“free to share and use”) photo in Creative Commons for all 10 plants you have chosen.
4) Be sure to also capture the name of the photographer and the name of the plant by renaming each photo with plant name and photographer name.
https://search.creativecommons.org/
Ex: Ash tree by Harvey Roundhouse.jpg
5) Think about how you would show the importance of native plants graphically.
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Wednesday, 10/25 – day 2
LA: Next book club assignment is due Tuesday, 10/31. 
SS:  TEST TOMORROW, about how insects have affected history (Black Death, Yellow Fever, Irish Potato Famine, etc.) Study your notes and articles.
SCI:  1) Due Thursday, Oct. 26: Read the article “Leave the Leaves”.
Speak up for your insect by writing a paragraph that agrees with the main idea.
Use the insect’s point of view and type it up in Google Docs.  Here’s a copy:
https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Also, here’s Mr Peck’s version: Peck’s Leave Leaves

You can also watch the video, below, and imagine you are a tiny insect caught up in the storm created by the spinning blades!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEQaUhK73z0
2) YOUR Pollination video is due Friday. Don’t forget to type your script by creating p. 2 under the checklist, found in Google SCI classroom. Tuesday’s class notes are here: NotesPolVideo
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Monday, Tuesday 10/23 & 10/24 – days 6 & 1
LA: Next book club assignment is due Wednesday, 10/25 (Seq 1- due Thursday). Finish the “Predictions/Read Aloud” handout. 
SS:  TEST Thursday, about how insects have affected history (Black Death, Yellow Fever, Irish Potato Famine, etc.) Study your notes and articles.
SCI:  1) Due Thursday, Oct. 26: Read the article “Leave the Leaves”.

Speak up for your insect by writing a paragraph that agrees with the main idea.
Use the insect’s point of view and type it up in Google Docs.  Here’s a copy:
https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Also, here’s Mr Peck’s version: Peck’s Leave Leaves

Watch the video, below, and imagine you are a tiny insect caught up in the storm created by the spinning blades!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEQaUhK73z0
2) YOUR Pollination video is due Friday. Don’t forget to type your script by creating p. 2 under the checklist, found in Google SCI classroom. Today’s notes are here: NotesPolVideo
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Thursday, Friday 10/19 & 20 – days 4 & 5
LA: Next book club assignment is Wednesday, 10/25.
SCI:  Due Thursday, Oct. 26: Read the article “Leave the Leaves”.

Speak up for your insect by writing a paragraph that agrees with the main idea.
Use the insect’s point of view and type it up in Google Docs.  Here’s a copy:
https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Also, here’s Mr Peck’s version: Peck’s Leave Leaves
Watch the video, below, and imagine you are a tiny insect caught up in the storm created by the spinning blades!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEQaUhK73z0
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Wednesday, 10/18 – day 3
SCI:  Due Thursday, Oct. 26: Read the article “Leave the Leaves”.
Speak up for your insect by writing a paragraph that agrees with the main idea.
Use the insect’s point of view and type it up in Google Docs. 
Here’s a copy:
https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Also, here’s the shorter version: Shorter LeaveLeaves
LA: Next book club assignment is due in long blocks, Thursday or Friday.

Monday, Tuesday 10/16 & 10/17 – days 1 & 2
LA: Next book club assignment is due in long blocks, Thursday or Friday.
SS:  Due tomorrow: Finish “Black Potatoes” article and the 5-quote chart. Be sure to include quotes that are mentioning insects.
SCI:  Due Wednesday, Oct. 18: From Google Classroom, read the “What If…” article and do the image activity.
https://www.livescience.com/52752-what-if-all-insects-died.html
Directions: Study the article “What if all Insects Died?” You will learn that there are both pros and cons in this story. Choose one of the cons and then create an image to show it. You may use any medium you prefer.
Examples: Use paper and colored pencils to draw a cartoon , OR use a computer app and a few pictures from Creative Commons to create a collage of foods that would no longer exist. High quality craftsmanship is a requirement because the image you create will be used in your final product video.
ALSO: Here are the directions, and exemplar video, for your pollination video:
Pollination Video Checklist and Script

https://www.neok12.com/pres/ZPOLLIN2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=70X0UwhmKNo
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Friday, 0ct. 6 – day 2
LA:  Due Monday, Oct 16: first book club assignment. COMPLETE the Lit Circle Prep document. HERE is a COPY: LitCirclePrep
SCI:  NEW due date – Wednesday, Oct. 18 (Thank You Ms Maclean!): From Google Classroom, read the “What If…” article and do the image activity. Full instructions are below, on 9/29. High quality craftsmanship is a requirement because the image you create will be used in your final product video.

Thursday, Oct. 5 – day 1
SS:  Due Friday: Read, code (circle words, use symbols ! and ?) and answer the Text Dependent Question (TDQ) for the article, “It Was Our Duty”. 
LA:  Due Monday, Oct 16: first book club assignment. COMPLETE the Lit Circle Prep document. HERE is a COPY: LitCirclePrep
SCI:  NEW due date – Wednesday, Oct. 18 (Thank You Ms Maclean!): From Google Classroom, read the “What If…” article and do the image activity. Full instructions are below, on 9/29. High quality craftsmanship is a requirement because the image you create will be used in your final product video.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 – day 6
MA:  QUIZ Thursday Patterns in data, Bar Graphs, Probability
SCI:  BIG NEWS! NEW due date – Wednesday, Oct. 18 (Thank You Ms Maclean!): From Google Classroom, read the “What If…” article and do the image activity. Full instructions are below, on 9/29.
https://www.livescience.com/52752-what-if-all-insects-died.html
CLASSWORK: Read and understand “Pollination Explained” before you start your pollination video. Link is here, and Ms Maclean’s exemplar video link is below, too.
http://www.neok12.com/pres/ZPOLLIN2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=70X0UwhmKNo

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Monday, Tuesday Oct. 2 & 3 – days 4 & 5

SCI:  Due Friday, Oct. 6: From Google Classroom, read the “What If…” article and do the image activity. Full instructions are below, on 9/29.
https://www.livescience.com/52752-what-if-all-insects-died.html
CLASSWORK: Read and understand “Pollination Explained” before you start your pollination video. Link is here, and Ms Maclean’s exemplar video link is below, too.
http://www.neok12.com/pres/ZPOLLIN2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=70X0UwhmKNo

LA: All of typed essay is due Friday. If you need to stay after, or come early to school, you are welcome to, since laptops are not yet going home.
MA:  QUIZ Thursday Patterns in data, Bar Graphs, Probability

Friday, 9/29 – day 3
SCI:  Due Friday, Oct. 6: From Google Classroom, read the “What If…” article and do the image activity.
https://www.livescience.com/52752-what-if-all-insects-died.html
Directions: Study the article “What if all Insects Died?” You will learn that there are both pros and cons in this story. Choose one of the cons and then create an image to show it. You may use any medium you prefer.
Examples: use paper and colored pencils to draw a cartoon showing a distressed high society lady hip deep in dead plants, OR use a computer app and a few pictures from Creative Commons to create a collage of foods that would no longer exist. High quality craftsmanship is a requirement because the image you create will be used in your final product video.
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Wednesday, Thursday 9/27 & 9/28 – days 1 & 2
LA: QUIZ Thursday on Parts of Speech.  All of typed essay is due Friday.
SS:  QUIZ Thursday on the Black Death.
SCI:  QUIZ Friday on the 2 handouts: Animals & Classification, and Arthropods. Due 9/29: Arthropods handout – Read, answer questions, review.  Here’s a copy: Arthropods
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Friday, Monday, Tuesday 9/22, 9/25 & 9/26 – days 4, 5 &6 – FIELDWORK Tuesday!
LA: Work on your introduction and conclusion paragraphs, if not completed by end of class today.  All of typed essay will be due Friday, 9/29.
SCI:  Due 9/29: Arthropods handout – Read, answer questions, review.  Here’s a copy: Arthropods
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Thursday, 9/21 – day 3
LA:  Work on your quote.
SCI:  Due 9/29: Arthropods handout – Read, answer questions, review.  Here’s a copy: Arthropods
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Wednesday, 9/20 – day 2
LA:  Power Paragraph – Theme
SCI:  Due 9/29: Arthropods handout – Read, answer questions, review.  Here’s a copy: Arthropods
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Monday, Tuesday 9/18 & 9/19 – days 6 & 1
LA:  Power Paragraph – Author’s Purpose, due Wednesday
MA: Graph your Cat-Mice-Dog Table results for Wednesday
SCI:  Due 9/29: Arthropods handout – Read, answer questions, review.  Here’s a copy: Arthropods

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Thursday, Friday  9/14 & 15 – days 4 & 5
LA:  Due Monday, 9/18: Quote (from your book) handout.
SCI:  Due 9/29 (not 9/27): Arthropods handout – Read, answer questions, review.  Here’s a copy: Arthropods
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9/11, 12 & 13 – days 1, 2, & 3
LA:  Theme w/s due Thursday.
SCI:  Classification of Animals reading, and 10 questions due 9/14 & 9/15 long blocks. 
See Friday, 9/8 for a copy.
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Friday, 9/8 – day 6
SCI:  Classification of Animals reading, and 10 questions due 9/14 & 9/15 long blocks.
Here’s a copy: CLASS Animals
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Wednesday, Thursday; 9/6 & 9/7 – days 4 & 5
LA: Author’s Purpose sheet & summer reading list due Friday.
SCI:  10 bug observations due Friday.
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