Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homework Thurs. 9/30

Science: Read procedure (due Fri.)
Math: Worksheet 7.1
Reading: Vocab due Monday; Bring in something that symbolizes you on Wednesday
LA: Memoir

Greetings From the West Coast

Dear Students,
I wanted you to know I've arrived ! My husband and I had a long flights (10 hrs total) but a smooth, ontime one. Yay! We arrived last night 10:30 PM, Pacific time. 1:30AM Eastern! The weather here is in the 90's but the evenings it drops down to the 60's. Go look at the map of the US on 7L Homeroom and look for Eastern Washington, where the Snake and Columbia Rivers meets. That's where I am!

Please write back and let me know how you are doing.

Your teacher,
Mrs. Leighton

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Night's HOmework

Math: p. 22 4-10
Reading: study for test
L.A.- work on Faceboard and Writer's Notebook
SS- add 20 more words to list
Science: question 7, A and B, on p. 11 and Reflection Questions 1,2,3

9/28 homework 7T

Science- response questions for experiment
Math- page 22, 4-10
Reading- study for quiz
LA- blog letter
SS- list 20 ways that humans affect the environment

Laptop Apps

Student may explore and use the following apps on their laptops: Pages, Dictionary,Stickies, Calendar, and may go online to check the Grade SEven blog and make "comments" to the blog.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Night's Homework

Math: worksheet 2A and 2b
REading: worksheet and read ch. 7,8 and vocab. words
L.A. Post comment to blog about blogs and blogging. Writer's Notebooks
SS get 3 physical and human characteristics about your state
Science: Getting Started a,b,c

7T Monday September 27th

Science- Read pgs 6 and 7 in Human Body System Book
Math- Do module 1 labsheet
Reading- vocab words, read chapters 7 and 8, worksheet

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Letter to Mrs. Leighton

Dear Students,

You've watched a short video about a web tool called a Blog. Write back to me and imagine I've never heard of a blog. Explain blogs and blogging to me. You may want to review the video one more time and jot down main points about blogs and blogging. Then use your notes to write a letter to me. Conventions are important to double check CUPS before posting.

Be sure to use friendly letter format and sign only your first name and last initial. Post your comment on this post.

Oh, try to use your imagination too....I have NEVER heard of a blog. Right? Right. Happy writing.

Yours truly,
Mrs. Leighton

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Night's Homework

math: none
reading: none
L.A.: two assignments on the blog and fill 3,2,1
SS: none
Science: p. 26 multiple choice and true/false and p. 27 Concept Mastery 1,2 and Critical Thinking 2,6

Thursday, September 23, 2010

7T Homework 9/23/10

science: pg 15 #2, pg 23 #1-3
Math: Quiz on Graphs
Reading: read chapter 6

Thursday Night's Homework

math: none
reading: read ch. 6 and answer questions
language arts: WAtch blog tutorial on Grade Seven Blog and complete 3,2,1. Set up a Google account. Writer's Notebooks due Tuesday.
science: #1 on p. 15 and #'s 1,2 on p. 22 and do the science worksheet

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Basics - Creating an account

Basics - Creating an account

Click on the link to set up your Google account. You will need an email address to do this. The process is relatively easy. Be sure to remember your Google password. We will be using several Google web tools this year and the first will be this blog.

What is a blog?

You will contribute to 3 different blogs throughout the year. You are not permitted to begin any blogs yet. If you have a blog because you've created one at home with your folks knowledge, you certainly have the privilege of blogging at home.

I have not instructed any seventh classes to begin blogging...only to begin learning about this web tool. Two eighth graders began blogs last year (as seventh graders). These students had parental permission and learned the basics from me first!

Watch this demonstration to learn more about blogs and blogging.

Wednesday Night's Homework

Math: none
REading: read ch. 5, 2 vocab. words, and questions 1-6
L.A. find 5 unfamiliar words in the memoir "Shortstop"
SS: none
Science: none

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Night's Homework

Math: P. 10 Q. 18- Frequency Table Question 19- Frequency table and bar graph
Reading: vocab sheet (nonchalent, oleander, amendment, reiterate)
L.A. - find 2 words on "Character Description" sheet which are unfamiliar in meaning (to you)
S.S. study for quiz
Science: read pages 13-20

Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Writer's Notebook Expectations!!

Writer’s Notebook


Write at least 3 times per week.
Entries must have the date in upper right corner
Entries must have a title
Write on both sides of the page.
The ideas are developed with thoughts, feelings, descriptions, explanations, facts, opinions, etc.
You chose topics of your own and/or used ideas from “Writer’s Notebook Tips” handout.

Your score will be based on a 4 point scale.

4=100= All requirements present.
3=90= Most requirements present
2=80= Partial work completed
1=70= Little or No work present

Monday's Nights Homework

Reading: 4 quotes and read ch. 4.
Math: none. Remember to have bar graphs done.
L.A.- Writer's Notebook due. Sketch from "War" needs to be there. Friendly letter to Mrs. Leighton needs to be in WN too.
SS: none

7T Homework Monday Sept.20

Science: none
Math: Pg 9, #16 a-d
Reading: Read Chapter 4, characterization paper, index card quotes
LA: letter to mrs. leighton, context clues paper, finish the questions to war, Writer's notebook due.
SS: pinpointing major cities (optional)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekend Homework 7T

  • Science: none
  • Math: pg. 9 -question 16 a-d DUE Tuesday
  • Reading: Read chapter 2-3, characterization paper
  • LA: work on timeline, letter to Mrs. L (due Tues), Context Clues worksheet (due Mon), Writer's notebook questions for memoirs -30 minutes
  • SS- "Where in the world do you live?"

Weekend's Homework 7L

Math: p. 9 #16 and do the graph. Not due until Tues.
Reading: be sure you've ch. 1,2,3 of Gathering Blue
L.A. - Memoir Worthy Experience in WN (see handout side 2), finish Contextual Redefinition, 7T folks, please work on the time line.
SS: color map/label

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Night's Homework

Math: p. 6 18-20
Reading: Independent Reading
L.A.: write the dialogue in Writer's Notebook
Science: Study and finish packet
SS: finish coloring map at least one color


Thurs. 9/15/10 homework

Science- spongebob worksheet

Math- page 6 #18-20 with worksheet

Reading- Independent reading

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday Night's Homework

Reading: read chapters 2,3 and write traits of Kira and find 2 vocab words to learn and find defs
Math: p. 9 12-15
L.A. : none Letter to Mrs. L. due Tuesday early drafts in your writer's notebook
Science: study for quiz on Safety for Fri.
SS: highlight the paper about the 5 themes of geography


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday's Assignments

Math: p. 9 12-15
Reading: independent reading
L.A. Quilt square and Punctuating Dialogue worksheet
Science: Observation, book cover
SS: none

7T HW 9/14/10

Math: #12-15 on page 9 -- due on Thursday

Reading: Culture in Gathering Blue

Monday, September 13, 2010

HGS Open House AND Laptop Meeting

Join us on Thursday, September 16, our annual Open House from 6-7PM. Mrs. Thomas and I would love to meet all of you and it's a fun, social time to just mix and mingle with staff and families. A beautiful quilt of student profiles will be on a display in the hallway across from the Grade 8 lockers.

7L's Assignments

L.A.- 1. Writer's Notebook Entry: Choose from the list of ideas under "Resources"
2. Quilt square due Wed.
Reading- Make 3 predictions and read ch. 1
Math- Questions 1-11 on p. 8
Science-Spongebob paper

7T Homework: Monday, September 13

Science: Expectations and Rules

Math: Pg 8. # 1-11

Reading: Read chapter 1 of Gathering Blue and do predictions

SS: Reading a Map worksheet

Thursday, September 9, 2010

7T Homework: Thursday, September 9

Math: pgs 2-4, questions 1-12

Science: none

Reading: get an independent reading book

7L Homework Due Monday

Math: read pp. 2-4 and do questions 1-12
REading: set up readers notebook
L.A. - quilt panel due Wed.
SCience: worksheet about expectations due

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

7T Homework: Wednesday Sept. 8th

Math: "Back to order" worksheet due Thursday

Science: personal questions

Reading: Get binder organized

7L -Due Thursday

Wednesday Homework:

Math: Order of Operations worksheet
L.A. : read letter and annotate with 4 symbols: ? + - !
Reading: you read toward weekly reading goal

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

7T Homework: Tuesday,September 7th

Math- "Back to Order" worksheet

LA - Unit 2 crossword and picture

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Donnell Pond, Here We Come!

Pack your bathing suit/trunks, a towel, a yummy lunch, plenty of water, and comfortable walking shoes. You are going to Donnell Pond on Friday, September 10! It's the annual Back to School field trip for all students in grades 5-8. Oh, this is a full day event. Permission slips must be signed and returned on time and you'll be good to go.