Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday Night Math Homework

page 76 Check Your Understanding 6-2 Questions (1-3)
page 76 Lesson Practice 6-2 Questions (4-10)

REMINDER* You have an assessment tomorrow!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Social studies

Draft simile and reasons for American Revolution assessment.

Math Homework

This is the assignment we started in class. Please continue and finish through questions 22.


Complete analysis questions for  activity 25 page C-10 #1-4

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Homework 12/12

Check Your Understanding 5-2 page 68 Questions 3 & 4

Lesson Practice 5-2 page 68 Questions 5, 7, & 9

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Math Homework 12/11 Thursday

We are almost there! Let's see if we can get 100% homework to earn a class point!

page 66 Check Your Understanding questions 13-15

Make sure to have your name and a label on this assignment!


Complete analysis questions #1-4 for activity 24 Page c-7

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ELA due Wednesday

Today in class we watched 6 scenes from the movie The Lion King.  During whole group discussion, we examined and discussed the details of setting, characterization, conflict and resolution.

No homework assigned.

Math Homework

Check Your Understanding 4-4 page 61 Questions (4 & 5)
Lesson Practice 4-4 page 61 Questions (6 & 7)

These can be done on the same page, please label each assignment separately.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Math Homework

Check Your Understanding (CYU) 4-3 page 59 questions (8-11)
Lesson Practice (LP) 4-3 page 59 questions (12-19)

These need to be done on two separate pages (front and back are ok too)

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Make sure that you have the Study Guide For the test that is coming next week(Monday)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Comp[lete analysis for activity 23 Making Minerals
We will start a review for a unit b test tomorrow
Real or Manufactured ????

Monday, December 1, 2014

Social Studies

For Tuesday:  bring boots or extra shoes to change into for Capture the Flag

Due Wednesday:  Vocabulary Sheet


Complete analysis for Activity 22 on B-46
Use great 6th grade responses
Test over UNIT B this week

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Because I'm All About Those Books, 'bout Those Books

You might love this parody too!

Monday's Class:

  1. Meghan Trainor Video
  2. Your Independent Reading 1st Trimester:
  • Collecting the following:  Reading Record, Reading Self-evaluation for Trimester 1 Achievements in Independent Reading

Monday, November 17, 2014

NO Social Studies Homework

Sixth Grade Discusses the Question: Why is change significant?


Change your life
Life depends on change
A change can be significant…if big, might be special and you can enjoy
Without change, everything would stay the same
You cannot move on with life without change
Change plays out how your life goes
Change can happen to anything or anyone
Not all change is bad, some can be good
Change can be emotional and physical
Change is the future
Changes happens all the time; there's not point in time when there is no time; change is happening at every moment
Change does not have to happen to you; it can be toward others around you

All change is significant.  Change is life.
Change is life.  Life is change.

ELA Due Tuesday

  • You must make a new section in your binders and label it "Vocabulary."
  • You must complete the QHT and place it in that section.  This was the handout passed to you in class today.


Complete Analysis for Activity 20
Identifying Rock types
Remember to use good grade 6 answers

Friday, November 14, 2014

Due Monday

Because we needed a bit more time, your personal narratives final draft level is due Monday by the end of the day.  You will not have class time to work on this!

Math Homework

Group H&I no homework this weekend

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Math Homework

Group I- Assessment tomorrow, study or practice if you need to.

Group H- Lesson Practice 5-2

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

ELA due Wednesday (After Veteran's Day)

1.  Today in class we watched this video:

2.  Your assignment:  to revise  your personal narrative in at least 2 places by adding description details such a metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, etc.  Please change the color or your font so that your added detailed really pop when you look at them and I look at them on Thursday.

3.  Your final draft of a personal narrative will be collected on Friday.

Math Homework

Group H Pg 62 if not finished in class

Group I Pg 41& 42 (#5, 8, 9, 14, 15, 20) if not finished in class

Friday, November 7, 2014

Math Homework

Group H CYU & LP 4-4 If you did not finish in class
Group I Both methods of GCF and LCM with the numbers 72 & 48

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Math Homework

Group H - LP 4-3

Group I - Try these A&B if you did not finish in class


Complete the analysis questions from Activity 17 #1-4
Remember to use good 6th grade responses and support your responses with evidence from our class activity

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Due Thursday

A notecard which has your Reflection (The Ending Paragraph… 1 or 2 paragraphs) to your Personal Narrative.

A word of advice:  the card should be full at least on one side.

Math Homework

Group H- Lesson Practice 4-2

Group I- Find the GCF of 36 and 60 using both methods

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Social Studies Due Wednesday

Develop one idea into a paragraph for your persuasive flyer.  We will complete the rest tomorrow in class.

Math Homework

Group H (KB, FB, AuB, AR, JG, JP, AG) - Ordering Fractions pg 50-52 #1-10 if you didn't finish in class

Group I (AlB, GL, TO, AJ, TM, BD, IR, RCL, CW, RG) - Pg 37 worksheet #4-12


Complete analysis questions from Activity 16 Mineral Identification if you did not complete them in class

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ELA due Friday

No homework


read procedure for activity 16. Know which tests for minerals that you would like to do to identify your mineral sample before you come to class

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Complete Analysis for Activity 15 Mineral Porperties
For Analysis #1 really look for the connections among the word choices that you have been supplied. Remember to add 5 more words of your own that would help us to understand the relationship between rocksd and minerals

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ELA due Wednesday

You began your Memory Map today.  I will give you 25 minutes of class to complete the map so pace yourself.  You may feel you need to work on it for homework too.  It must be done by 1:30 tomorrow so that you can share it small group.

Social Studies Homework Due Wednesday October 29th

Read Lexington and Concord pages 99-101 in the text.  Complete the flowchart for section on pg 17 in packet.


No Homework

Monday, October 27, 2014

ELA Due Tuesday

pp. 34 and 35 in your Springboard text. Will be collected and scored for effort and completeness.

Math Homework

Lesson 4 Review pages 41 & 42 odd problems


Complete Activity 14 
Analyzing Daimond Data
Analysis questions #1-6 if not completed in class

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Math Homework

Pg 41 & 42 Even questions 1-20 (review for assessment) worth possible bonus points on the assessment if completed with care.


Complete the analysis questions from activity # 12
questions #1-4

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Due Tuesday

Come to class on Tuesday with some ideas you hope you and your group members might include on a poster you are collaborating on.   Think especially about pictures, symbols, colors that illustrate the elements of a narrative.  See below for more details:

Check Your Understanding
With your group, choose one of the narratives you have read and make a poster that demonstrates your analysis of the story by creatively incorporating the following:

This narrative is effective because . . .

What makes a good story? 

Math Homework

Check Your Understanding 3-2 Pg 40 #5

Homework Monday, October 20th

MATH - CYU 3-2 #5

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Math Homework

Lesson Practice 2-2 Page 32 #11-16


Study for test over Unit A 
Studying Soils


I have collected a chart which you needed to complete after reading "Kira, Kira."  Several of these charts have not been passed in. Check your grades to monitor your grade on this.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Math homework

CYU Lesson 2-2 Page 32 #9 (you can skip e,f, and i) and #10


Complete the study guide for unit A that we started in class today. We will go over the study guide and make corrections thursday. Test on friday

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ELA due Wednesday

We read the excerpt "Kira, Kira" in class.  The assignment is to complete the chart of p. 32.

Math Homework

Define bold and italicized words on page 30 and give an example of each.


Complete your letter to Mrs. Vose about the school garden problem. Remember you must include the following:

  • the back story of the problem with the garden 
  • Your Recommendation on how to improve the garden
  • at least 2 pieces of evidence that would support your recommmendation
  • identify at least one tradeoff of your decision

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ELA due Thursday

-Key Ideas and Details-  last one on page 28

Write a 1-2 paragraph response to the question.  Your name and the date are needed.  Part of the question must be in your topic sentence. Include the name of the character, the name of the story, and use some of the literary terms I list below.  Include text evidence to support your thinking.  
  • narrator
  • conflict
  • details
  • incident
  • response
  • reflection 

Scholastic Book Orders

Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Leighton often offer Scholastic book orders for the students.  If you do not see these book order forms, but would like to browse titles that are available and place an order, you can go to the website at

When you place an order, classroom teachers can get free books and points to spend on items to be used in the classroom.  The teacher code to enter for Mrs. Thomas is LK3HM.  Thank you in advance for helping to support reading.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ELA due Wednesday

Today in class began the The Jacket.  First, we did the Quickwrite on p. 26 (#1).  Second, we read paragraphs 1-4 and discussed how the writer crafted the hook (paragraph 1).

No homework was assigned because many want to share the rest of the story on Wednesday.

Math Homework Due Thursday

Vocabulary Activity with the Ice Skate; write your word on the blade, write the definition and an example or visual on the boot.  Then you may decorate how you like.


Test Coming Soon over Unit A
Complete the word search to help yourself to become familiar with the vocabulary that you are expected to be able to know and use when discussing soils

Monday, October 6, 2014

ELA due Tuesday

Today I gave you a handout which is a web. On that colorful web I shared the content to include in your assignment:  Write about an incident from only your viewpoint.  Be sure you include details about setting, conflict, and characterization.  Include dialogue and descriptive language ( like vivid verbs and figurative language).  Use proper nouns and pronouns.  

Here is a link to that colorful web:

Social Studies

We finished chapter 5 section 2 in class today (pages 88-89 in text book and page 12 in packet).
Be sure to read through this section and answer questions 2 and 3 if you missed class today.


Complete analysis questions #1-5 for activity 9 Plant Nutrition

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Math Homework

Work on make up work for tomorrow!  Arrange to finish tests


Analysis questions #1-3 for activity 8 on the Dust Bowl
We will be having a test over Unit A soon !!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ELA Due Thursday

Today in class we finished reading and discussing the excerpt from the novel Flipped.  I assigned you complete page 23 in your Springboard text and pass it in.  99% of you finished in class.  This is due Thursday if you did not pass it in.

Read in your own book for 1/2 hour.

You might like this chart to further understand Characterization:

Social Studies

No homework


Agree or Disagree with  the 4 statements that were on the board about the Dust Bowl
. Give a reason or evidence for your choice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Complete analysis questiosn for Activity 7 Mapping Soils
Complete questions 1-3

ELA due Wednesday

1.  We read pp. 18,19 and highlighted character details together.  We completed info in the graphic organizer on p.22.  Write a really short summary (see Key Ideas/Details on p. 19).

2.  Read Part 2 of Flipped with highlighting included.

3.  Read for your 1/2 hour in your independent reading book.

Math Homework

Lesson 1-5 Page 21 CYU #4-7

Monday, September 29, 2014

ELA due Tuesday

Read just pp. 18 and 19 in your Springboard text.  This is an excerpt from the novel Flipped.

Math Homework

No Homework - Study for test

Math Homework

Page 17 Try these B (a,b,c)- Estimate with compatible numbers and then find the real answers
Page 18 CYU #6-11

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Great Job on Friday During Laptop Class in ELA

Write your letter to me as soon as you can!  You began this in class on your NEW Google Doc!

 I cannot wait to read your letters!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ELA due Thursday

Read pp. 14-15
"My Superpowers"
and Mark the text
to show your thinking
?  Questions you have about the text
!  You had a reaction to this part of the text
*  You have a comment about this part of the text
_Underline/or Highlight a Key part.

Social Studies

Finish your Colonial Postcard if you have not already turned it in

Math Homework

Lesson Practice from Lesson 1-1


Complete memory aid for the vocabulary words identified in class( you should have the definition already.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Complete analysis questions for Lesson 5
We have done #1,2 in class ( make sure that you have them)
You need to complete # 3,5,6 for class on tuesday

Monday, September 22, 2014


No homework but remember Math assessment tomorrow!

ELA Due Tuesday

On page 12 of your Springboard handouts:  The Narrative Writing Prompt
Please do this in your writer's notebook (composition book).


read  pg 20-21
Complete the Stop and Think questions # 3 and 4

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ELA due Friday

No Springboard Homework!

Read for 1/2 hour or more

Math Homework

Page 22 Lesson 1-5 Practice -all problems 8-11

Social Studies

Have all sections 3-3 to 3-10 complete in packet.  We have been working on these the past few days, you need to make sure to get all spoke diagrams complete with accurate answers.


Complete Analysis questions for Activity 4 You will need your data sheet for this

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Social Studies

Be sure to have the spoke diagrams complete for sections 7 (Pennsylvania) and 10 (Georgia)

Math Homework

Lesson 1-4 Practice 12-17

ELA due Thursday

1.  Read for 1/2 hour.

2.  Semi-colon practice on a sheet;  try to do at least 3.  Go for all 6 if you dare.


Remember our discussion about teamwork and helping each other to be successful

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Campus Portal Parent Information

Infinite Campus is the database Hancock Grammar School uses to hold our student information including, but not limited to, addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, attendance records, immunization records, and grades. 

The web address for the parent portal is:  

To log in, parents must be set up with a username and password.  The login from previous years should still work.

If you need a new login, please contact the school and we will set you up.

For K-4 parents, Infinite Campus can be used to view calendars, immunization records, and attendance data as well as demographic information. For 5-8 parents, the portal also provides information on assignments and grades. 

If you get locked out, due to 3 failed login attempts, please contact the school to have user name and password reset.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Homework Due Monday

ELA:   Complete the word web on p.  7   AND complete the handout of 4 boxes titled "Understanding Change."

SS:  Spoke Diagram for you first colony need to be complete

Science:  Finish 1B, 2, and 3 if not done for today

Math:  CYU 9-11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Homework due Friday


  • Complete "After Reading" section on p. 6 AND #4 on p. 7 (in your binder SB Activities).
  • Read for 1/2 hour
  • Decide on how you plan to keep track of homework

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Science & ELA & Social Studies & Math

Complete aanlysis questions from lesson # 5
Complete the measureing volume and length worksheet

ELA:  Be prepared to tell Mrs. Leighton exactly how you will keep track of assignments.

           Read for 1/2 hour.

Social Studies:  Complete the 3 questions for SECTION: 2.

Math: Check Your Understanding Q's 11-13

Monday, September 8, 2014

Homework 9/8/14

Math activity "getting ready" is due tomorrow if you were not able to finish in class this is homework.

ELA:  Read for at least 1/2 hour.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Homework September 4th

Don't forget your permissions slips for Donnell Pond if you haven't already returned them :)

Science: science expectations worksheet

Math:  none

ELA:  read for 30 minutes

SS:  none

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome to 6th Grade

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