Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Complete analysis questions #1 and 2 on page D-30
Also complete question sheet 42-1
Image result for plate tectonics for kids

Monday, March 30, 2015

ELA due Tuesday and Friday

By now you should have your information researched and notes written about your interesting landmark.

Due Tuesday:

An introduction to your speech

On Friday you will present your speech to a classmate so the speech draft should be done.

No Social Studies Homework

In class today, we clarified the Alien and Sedition Acts as well as reasons in favor of nullifying them. Be ready tomorrow to work through the next two sections :)


Complete analysis #1-3 for activity 41.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

Today you received a handout showing the format for your speech.  You began typing a 2nd draft of your speech ( your Quickwrite I consider a draft (-:

On Wednesday you will have class time to continue that typing.  Required:  Double-space your lines and draft in paragraphs.

Thanks, everyone!  You are doing a terrific job of researching and planning.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Social Studies Due Thursday

Read page 205 in text book and be ready to answer questions about it.

ELA due Wednesday

A  3,2,1  worksheet which has your notes about the landmark you are researching.

You may begin the Tic Tac Toe Note graphic organizer on the back of the 3,2,1 BUT it's not due Wednesday.

So far…these students have found their topics for the Speech Unit

Cameron:  Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
Finn:  The Taj Mahal
Aaron:  Aztec City of Tenochtitlan
Austin:  The Great Sphinx
Tyler:  The Roman Colosseum
Kaitlin:  Anne Frank's house
Jacob:  Pompeii
Issac:  The Stonehenge
Rosalyn: The Eiffel Tower
Asia:  Niagara Falls
Alison:  Chicen itza in Mexico


Complete analysis questions # 1-4 for activity # 37 Page D-13 Which volcano has less gassy magma? Which one has more gassy magma? What is your evidence?

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

ELA due Tuesday

If you did not pass in to me a letter to Sharon Creech, you need to pass it in on Tuesday.  This is a part of your assessment.

Social Studies due Tuesday

Complete geography challenge questions 5-11.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Social Studies Due Friday

Complete Geography Challenge questions 1-4 in your packet.  Use Pages 202-203 to help with answers.

Math Homework Due Friday~Assessment Review

page 155-156 Activity 12 Practice 
Questions (1-8, 13-16, and 33-35)

**Remember you have an assessment tomorrow, think about our dance poster we created today!**

ELA due Friday

Please finish the novel Walk Two Moons.  BY Friday, if possible but if you need the weekend, that is perfectly fine.

Assessment over the novel on Monday. IF you have read the novel, you will do just fine.

Reading Record sheet will be collected tomorrow.

Thanks for your hard work, responsible reading, and terrific efforts while reading the novel WALK TWO MOONS. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Math Homework Due Wednesday

Check Your Understanding 12-1 page 151 (5-11)

5-8 each have 3 parts to answer: the verbal model, the variable, and the equation

Your class is 2 points away from earning a float party!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Important ELA Class News

Dear Students,

Beginning Monday, March 9.

Deadlines and Due Dates are a part of life.  Dependability is a virtue and it is rewarded in life.  Many of you have committed to finding a way to be consistently dependable and responsible with your school commitments to homework, practices, etc.  Well done.  It's not easy but learning and practicing responsible living has its rewards!

Think about all the due dates in your life or your parents' lives.  Just yesterday, Saturday, I had a meeting to attend ("assigned a month ago") at 10am and I was responsible for having a typed Agenda.  I felt responsible enough to have it written on my calendar and for taking time from more pleasurable activities to do it.  I was counted on.   Today, tomorrow, next week next month, next year…you and I  have dates and times assigned to us and we're counted on being there.

For the remainder of the school year,  in ELA I am putting in place a consequence for repeatedly not completing assignments (illegible, incomplete, nothing).  Beginning March 9 each day an assignment is not complete equals to a ten point deduction.  Two days late= 20 points deducted.  Three=30.  If the assignment is a high stakes assessment, it will be completed by you during an Afterschool Hour with me or another teacher.  

If you are out of school due to illness you have a day for a day to complete ELA assignments.

If you have any questions or concerns, please come see me.  I am a reasonable person who understands there will be exceptions.  This consequence is intended to discourage students who repeatedly  are not demonstrating responsible behaviors with their homework.  I am not concerned with the rare missed assignment...

I wish you all well.

Mrs. Leighton

Mrs. Leighton

Thursday, March 5, 2015

ELA due Friday

Walk Two Moons novel  Chapters 24-31 due

Quiz Friday

Your Soul is due (Drawing it.  You can thank the character, Mr. Birkway, for the inspiration.  We are putting these on a bulletin board.

Math Homework

Finish Graphic Organizers for tomorrow

Lesson Practice 11-4 Pg 146 #20-23

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ELA due Thursday

Typed Summary of one chapter in the novel Walk Two Moons.

Introduction and transition words must be included or it will be returned for a do over.  Minimum of 6 sentences or will be a do over.

due Thursday beginning of class.  Have it printed.

Science Test on Thursday

Science test on thursday 3/5.
Don't forget to review your study guides for Unit c

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Math Homework

Lesson 11-3 Practice  Pg 142  #12-14

Due Thursday ELA

Typed Summary of one chapter in the novel Walk Two Moons.

Introduction and transition words must be include or it will be returned for a do over.  Minimum of 6 sentences or will be a do over.

due Thursday beginning of class.  Have it printed.

ELA Resources for Tuesday

1.  Root Word:

Science Due Wednesday

Science- Complete the list of advantages and disadvantages for your building site.
We will be having a test on Thursday

Monday, March 2, 2015

ELA due Tuesday and Thursday

You were assigned 1 chapter to list important events from. (I showed how this works with chapter 14).  These were to be recorded on a handout called "Summary Template."  Due Tuesday.

Chapters 24-31  in Walk Two Moons due Thursday.