Friday, September 30, 2016

Story of God with Morgan Freeman episodes link

We have watched episodes 1-4.  Feel free to watch again or catch up on any that you may have missed.

Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Social Studies due Monday

Jewish Teachings/Jewish Diaspora Assessment due Monday.

Contest Categories for ELA






most suspenseful



most imaginative

ELA Padlet and ELA due Friday

1.  First.....Here you go....

Padlet  <----------Click Link

2.  Due Friday:  1 Writing Prompt:  Choose one from 1-15.  Write your best paragraph in which you help your reader experience your ideas with sensory details.

Math Link

Check out this link for comparing rational numbers. Watch the videos after as well and try the practice.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ELA due Thursday

Hopefully, you were able to read in class pp. 24-25, the rest of the story from Bad Boy.

Highlight words and phrases the author uses to help you picture what to see from his story.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ELA due Wednesday

1.  read for 1/2 hour
2.  Continue the September BINGO Challenge:  due next Tuesday for  Emoji bracelets and ring prizes and extra ELA credit
3.  Last but not least...

read pp. 23 and 24 of Bad Boy excerpt.  Highlight any word that is new to you.

MOnday's ELA Class

Activity 1.6 in Springboard
  1. Before Reading:  2 column notes (point of view, sensory details, characterization, and figurative language)
  2. Silent Reading:  highlight new words and phrases
  3. Diffuse words
  4. What does the text say discussion?
  5. Taking notes on Key Ideas
  6. Highlight sensory language

Science Quizlet

Use the following link to use Quilt to study our vocabulary for studying people scientifically

Monday, September 26, 2016


Read informational text critically
Complete analysis questions #1-4 pg 29

Friday, September 23, 2016

ELA due Monday

1.  Skim through your reading book to look for sentences that have a detail about SETTING.

2.  5-10 sentences

3.  In your Reading Notebook or Writing Notebook

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Any good book suggestions?

Would you share a few titles you might like to read?  Leave a Comment here.


Read pages pages 25-26
create written responses for the stop to think questions 1 a-b,2 a-c

Math Homework for Thursday

We worked on multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers. Remember Mr. Dozy:

Assignment: page 31-32 Questions   1-6, 13-22, 24-30, 41-54

Monday, September 19, 2016

ELA due Thursday

Today we read and did a whole group discuss to begin an analysis of the poem "Choices." You took notes in your notebook.  Your assignment is posted on the make a personal connection to the poem and write a paragraph, posting it on the blog.

Hopefully you can do this before Thursday,  If you need help, come see me during RTI any study hall this week...before class on Thursday.

Math Homework for Monday 9/19

Assessment TOMORROW, TUESDAY 9/20

Activity 2 Practice
page 22
Questions 1-28

Sunday, September 18, 2016

ELA Monday

Write your personal reaction to the poem "Choices' by Nikki Giovanni.

1.  Read the poem 2 or 3x.
2.  Try to practice reading aloud the poem and working with the line breaks, the stanzas, and the punctuation so you can find a flow of reading you think makes sense.
3.  Next, type a paragraph which states the line, or stanza, or word which you made the most personal connection with.  You need to include the quoted section as well.   Explain what it meant to you.  If you can include an your personal connection.  Below is an example of this analysis activity.

The stanza that really stuck out to me was If I can't have what I want... then my job is to want what I've got an dbe satisfied that at least there is something more to want. This stanza really stuck out to me because there are people that take so many little things for granted. Some people would be so thankful for all the little things we don't appericiate. Some people give up things they want more than anything just so you can have what you want. So appericiate all they little things other people do for you.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Classwork in ELA Today

Your mission:

Open a Google Doc, name it My Best Paragraph Sample, and type a sample of a paragraph.  Show what you know about how to write one.  You can choose to type something form one of your notebooks or create a new one.  Formatting required:

1.5 spacing
12-14 font
simple font

Share it with Mrs. Leighton.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

ELA due Friday

1/2   reading

Reader's Notebook:  Choose a prompt from p. 1  Click Here

ELA Today

Please use Comments to neatly type your line.  Use quotation marks.  Add Robert Frost's name.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Math Homework for Wednesday 9/7

Check Your Understanding & Lesson Practice 1-1
page 4 Questions 9-25