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HW 3/27/15 (Mon. – D Day)

Reading: DIRT 30 minutes each night and enter on Log (Can be club book – Book Log); Social Issue Book Clubs as self-assigned; Biography Book Project due on 5/7 (Directions for Bio Book Project); Click here for the Book Project Schedule for 2014-15.

Writing:  Poetry Books: due on 4/9/15 (Poetry Book DirectionsPoetry Book ChecklistSample Poetic FormatsGlossary of Poetic Devices); Research Project:  Sidebar topics and Timeline Worksheet due on 4/23 (Click here for all necessary Documents); Vocabulary Building: None.

Math: Finish SB p. 13-16 as needed.

Science: None.

History:  The US Constitution: Open-Book/Notes Quiz on Wednesday, 4/1 (Table of ContentsStudy Guide); REQUIRED “Compromise and the Constitution” Essay due 4/7 (Essay Directions Compromise Chart); Optional Essay Contest due April 8 (Law Day Essay 2015).

Tech Skills: Mondays – 20 min. on DreamBox (Dreambox FAQs); Tuesdays – 20 min. on MobyMax Grammar; Wednesdays – 20 min. on RAZ KidsThursdays – 20 min. on  MobyMax Vocabulary.

Other/Reminders: No School 4/3 & 4/6; Spring Break 4/13-4/17; SBAC testing 4/21-5/1; Click here for the West Point Permission Slip for 6/2/15; Click here for the ‘End of Year’ Schedule.

HW 3/26/15 (Fri. – C Day)

Reading: DIRT 30 minutes each night and enter on Log (Can be club book – Book Log); Social Issue Book Clubs as self-assigned; Historical Fiction Book Project due FRIDAY (Historical Fiction Project Directions); Click here for the Book Project Schedule for 2014-15.

Writing:  Poetry Books: due on 4/9/15 (Poetry Book DirectionsPoetry Book ChecklistSample Poetic FormatsGlossary of Poetic Devices); Research Project:  Sidebar topics and Timeline Worksheet due on 4/23 (Click here for all necessary Documents); Vocabulary Building: None.

Math: Finish SB p. 7-12 as needed.

Science: None.

History:  The US Constitution: Open-Book/Notes Quiz on Wednesday, 4/1 (Table of ContentsStudy Guide); REQUIRED “Compromise and the Constitution” Essay due 4/7 (Essay Directions Compromise Chart); Optional Essay Contest due April 8 (Law Day Essay 2015).

Tech Skills: Mondays – 20 min. on DreamBox (Dreambox FAQs); Tuesdays – 20 min. on MobyMax Grammar; Wednesdays – 20 min. on RAZ KidsThursdays – 20 min. on  MobyMax Vocabulary.

Other/Reminders: No School 4/3 & 4/6; Spring Break 4/13-4/17; SBAC testing 4/21-5/1.

SBAC Info for Parents

Hello 5B Parents-

As more information becomes available to me about the upcoming SBAC testing (beginning on 4/21/15), I am sharing it with you to help keep you up to date.

Click here to view a PowerPoint slideshow explaining how a computer adaptive test (like SBAC) works.

Sample SBAC questions can be found at: http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/ela.htm

You can also visit https://login5.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V98/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Connecticut_PT to take or have your child take practice tests in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math.

Let me know if you have any questions (I certainly don’t have all the answers but will try to help you as best as I can).

Thanks,

Mr. Basta

HW 3/25/15 (Thur. – B Day)

Reading: DIRT 30 minutes each night and enter on Log (Can be club book – Book Log); Social Issue Book Clubs as self-assigned; Historical Fiction Book Project due FRIDAY (Historical Fiction Project Directions); Click here for the Book Project Schedule for 2014-15.

Writing:  Poetry Books: due on 4/9/15 (Poetry Book DirectionsPoetry Book ChecklistSample Poetic FormatsGlossary of Poetic Devices); Research Project:  Sidebar topics and Timeline Worksheet due on 4/23 (Click here for all necessary Documents); Vocabulary Building: None; Required At-Home Essay – due Wednesday (CHET Contest Entry Form/Directions).

Math: Finish SB p. 1-6 as needed.

Science: None.

History:  The US Constitution: Open-Book/Notes Quiz on Wednesday, 4/1 (Table of ContentsStudy Guide); REQUIRED at-home “Compromise and the Constitution” Essay due 4/7 (Essay Directions Compromise Chart); Optional Essay Contest due April 8 (Law Day Essay 2015).

Tech Skills: Mondays – 20 min. on DreamBox (Dreambox FAQs); Tuesdays – 20 min. on MobyMax Grammar; Wednesdays – 20 min. on RAZ KidsThursdays – 20 min. on  MobyMax Vocabulary.

Other/Reminders: No School 4/3 & 4/6; Spring Break 4/13-4/17.

HW 3/24/15 (Wed. – A Day)

Reading: DIRT 30 minutes each night and enter on Log (Can be club book – Book Log); Social Issue Book Clubs as self-assigned; Historical Fiction Book Project due FRIDAY (Historical Fiction Project Directions); Click here for the Book Project Schedule for 2014-15.

Writing:  Poetry Books: due on 4/9/15 (Poetry Book DirectionsPoetry Book ChecklistSample Poetic FormatsGlossary of Poetic Devices); Research Project:  Sidebar topics and Timeline Worksheet due on 4/23 (Click here for all necessary Documents); Vocabulary Building: None; Required At-Home Essay – due Wednesday (CHET Contest Entry Form/Directions).

Math: None.

Science: None.

History:  The US Constitution: Finish boxes/bullets for Section 4 and do S4RQ # 2-4 on p. 208 due Wed. 3/25; Open-Book/Notes Quiz on Wednesday, 4/1 (Table of ContentsStudy Guide); REQUIRED at-home “Compromise and the Constitution” Essay due 4/7 (Essay Directions Compromise Chart); Optional Essay Contest due April 8 (Law Day Essay 2015).

Tech Skills: Mondays – 20 min. on DreamBox (Dreambox FAQs); Tuesdays – 20 min. on MobyMax Grammar; Wednesdays – 20 min. on RAZ KidsThursdays – 20 min. on  MobyMax Vocabulary.

Other/Reminders: None.

HW 3/23/15 (Tues. – F Day)

Reading: DIRT 30 minutes each night and enter on Log (Can be club book – Book Log); Social Issue Book Clubs as self-assigned; Historical Fiction Book Project due FRIDAY (Historical Fiction Project Directions); Click here for the Book Project Schedule for 2014-15.

Writing:  Poetry Books: due on 4/9/15 (Poetry Book DirectionsPoetry Book ChecklistSample Poetic FormatsGlossary of Poetic Devices); Research Project:  Sidebar topics and Timeline Worksheet due on 4/23 (Click here for all necessary Documents); Vocabulary Building: None; Required At-Home Essay – due Wednesday (CHET Contest Entry Form/Directions).

Math: None.

Science: None.

History:  The US Constitution: Finish boxes/bullets for Section 4 and do S4RQ # 2-4 on p. 208 due Wed. 3/25; Open-Book/Notes Quiz on Wednesday, 4/1 (Table of ContentsStudy Guide); REQUIRED at-home “Compromise and the Constitution” Essay due 4/7 (Essay Directions Compromise Chart); Optional Essay Contest due April 8 (Law Day Essay 2015).

Tech Skills: Mondays – 20 min. on DreamBox (Dreambox FAQs); Tuesdays – 20 min. on MobyMax Grammar; Wednesdays – 20 min. on RAZ KidsThursdays – 20 min. on  MobyMax Vocabulary.

Other/Reminders: None.

HW 3/20/15 (Mon. – E Day)

Reading: DIRT 30 minutes each night and enter on Log (Can be club book – Book Log); Social Issue Book Clubs as self-assigned; Historical Fiction Book Project due on 3/26 (Historical Fiction Project Directions); Click here for the Book Project Schedule for 2014-15.

Writing:  Poetry Books: due on 4/9/15 (Poetry Book DirectionsPoetry Book ChecklistSample Poetic FormatsGlossary of Poetic Devices); Research Project:  Sidebar topics and Timeline Worksheet due on 4/23 (Click here for all necessary Documents); Vocabulary Building: None; Required At-Home Essay – due on 3/25 (CHET Contest Entry Form/Directions).

Math: None.

Science: None.

History:  The US Constitution: REQUIRED at-home “Compromise and the Constitution” Essay due date TBA (Essay Directions Compromise Chart); Optional Essay Contest due April 8 (Law Day Essay 2015).

Tech Skills: Mondays – 20 min. on DreamBox (Dreambox FAQs); Tuesdays – 20 min. on MobyMax Grammar; Wednesdays – 20 min. on RAZ KidsThursdays – 20 min. on  MobyMax Vocabulary.

Other/Reminders: None.

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