Homework Assignments

Homework due 4/5/17

 

Morning Classes-

 

Orchestra-
Beginner -“Essential Elements”: please have songs 174-180 learned so that you can play through each one confidently at a steady tempo. I know that you have extra time to work on these songs since we don’t have have co-op on the 29th, but make sure you feel really good on all the “skill builders” for the key of G before you move on to your new songs.

Intermediate – Continue playing through “old black Joe”. As it becomes more and more comfortable, focus more on your technique. Are you keeping a straight left wrist? Are your right hand fingers staying relaxed? Are you hunched when you’re playing? Are you using enough bow?

“For my friend” – Do a lot of rhythm and air-bowing practice. Then spend some time just fingering through it. If you feel confident on both those things, try putting it all together. I’ll hear measures 1 – 16 on the 29th. Practice measure 11 & 12 a lot of times. It one of the harder parts. Be prepared to go over that section a lot in class.

Have fun practicing!

 

Afternoon Classes-

 

Astronomy-

Both Classes
Please read Lesson Space Travel in your textbook and complete the corresponding pages in your journal.

Also choose Two (2) Constellations from the list below to research and write a short paper about each. Please write about a different constellation than you have written about previously.

Ursa Major – Big Dipper
Ursa Minor – Little Dipper
Orion
Cassiopeia
The Seven Sisters
Leo
Gemini
Taurus
Cancer
Draco
Cygnus
Pegasus
Andromeda
Pisces
Perseus
Hercules
Bootes
Regulus
Delphinus
Aquila
Cepheus
Coma Berenices
Triangulum
Lacerta
Lyra
Serpens
Ophiuchus
Cetus

2:00 pm Class
Continue to seek out articles on new Astronomical discoveries.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Finish Lesson 13 journals. Read lesson 14.

 

Writing-

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders & 3rd graders-
[Remember: Because we don’t meet on 3-29, and I won’t be present on 4-5, your student already has assignments that span the Spring Break. 2nd graders have their packet on paragraphs that you can continue working on, and 3rd graders were to begin work on Persuasive writing in their books. (If that feels unclear, read the assignment section that was posted for 3-22-17.)]

Thank you for sharing your students with me during this co-op year. I enjoyed getting to know each one of them and to hear their thoughts and ideas. They were very polite and eager to learn. Blessings as you continue on with their education through the spring and maybe even into the summer.

I apologize for my absence on the last day we meet, but plans had already been made to go to the Gulf with my oldest daughter and her family that week.

***In preparation for this last day with a substitute, please have your student prepare a short report from their favorite book that they have read. The report should be oral and should give a brief summary of what the book is about. It can be a fiction or nonfiction book. The report may include showing pictures from the book if there are some available. Also have your student prepared to read a page or short section from the book orally to the class. Please practice with them so that they feel confident to read, talk, and share.

On Wednesday, 3-22-17, I completed the oral reading of The Boxcar Children. They loved it, and several were actually already familiar with the 4 orphaned children. As you visit the library this summer that would be a good series for you to continue reading to them or for them to read themselves. There are more than 100 titles in this series, all of them mysteries, so your student is sure to find one that sounds interesting!!! Blessings and happy teaching!!!

 

7th-12th Classes-

 

Physical Science-
Read module 16 and complete all of the journal pages for the chapter. If you do not have the journal, complete all of the On Your Owns and the Study Guide. You have two weeks to complete this. Great work this semester! This is your last chapter. Finish strong!

 

Writing/Speech-
Give speech during assembly, turn in last paper, party!

 

Chemistry-
In Class: Final test on Mods 7 and 8.
Homework: Bring stuff for the party! (not required)

 

 

 

Homework due 3/22/17

 

Astronomy-
Both Classes:
Read Lesson Stars and Galaxies
Complete journal pages associated with the lesson.

1:00 pm class:
Complete worksheets handed out in class, if not completed in class.

2:00 pm class:
Search newspaper, magazines or science based Internet sites for new advances in Space Exploration, Space or Astronomical Research. Write a short paper describing what you read; please site your source.

 

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grade – Read remainder of chapter 12 / Notebook pg.173-176

4th-6th Grade – Read remainder of chapter 12 / Notebook pg. 156 and 162

 

Zoology-

Jr class –
Read pages 220-228 of Chapter 12
(Dinosaurs)

Do the “Create a Dinosaur Diorama” on page 219 of the Journal… This will be due on the 22nd

Write 4 Interesting facts on Pgs 207&208 of Journal
5/6th Grade class –
Read pages 220-228 of Chapter 12
(Dinosaurs)

Write 4 Interesting facts on Pgs 197&198 of Journal

Do the Crossword on pg 202/203 of Journal

Do the “Create a Dinosaur Diorama” on page 219 of the Journal… This will be due on the 22nd

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Read lesson 13. We will review Lesson 12 and begin Lesson 13 activities.

 

Spanish-
Go to www.aprayerforspain.org
Choose a video to watch and commit to praying for that region on a regular basis. We have watched Discover Cantabria and Discover Andalucia in class. You may watch those again with your child or choose a different one. Spain is a dark, dark place with much desperation to hear the gospel. We have skyped this semester with an American missionary living in Spain, but ministering into nearby Morocco. She says there is much more openness to the gospel of Christ in Muslim Morocco than in Spain. It is heartbreaking, so let’s pray together! Help your child remember something from the video they watched and be prepared to share a bit about it in class.

 

Writing-

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a packet of pages on 3-8 that are to be worked on thru 3-22. All of the sheets deal with paragraphs—the definition of, the parts of, and how to identify. Your student returned the packet on 3-15. I looked over it in class and returned it to go home. Please return on 3-22 for the final time. I will go over the packet on that day and return the packet to take home. We do not have co-op on 3-29, and I will not be present on 4-5, the last day of class (sadly so). If the packet is not completed when returned to you on 3-22, please make sure it is completed as part of your student’s April work at home. DO NOT SEND WITH THEM ON 4-5. All second graders should be able to write a good coherent paragraph with a good topic sentence and details to support that topic. Hopefully these pages have given you some guidance to complement your own language arts work with them. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students will write their own Multiparagraph Information Report. They will be doing pp. 59-60. The topic suggested is a good one, but I’ll leave it up to your discretion and the interests of your child if you’d like to select a different topic. Please go over all the sections with them, so that they feel prepared to write the report. This assignment is actually very timely, as it completes this major section in their book. There will be no co-op on 3-29, and I will not be present for the final class on 4-5 (sadly so). The last 2 sections of the book deal with Persuasive Writing and Resource Materials. Even though there are no further assignments for co-op please use the remainder of the book as an excellent supplement to your own language arts instruction at home.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th/6th Grade Writing-
Please complete the assignment and “Now it’s your turn” on pages 180-181.

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Complete the journal pages – On Your Owns and Study Guide – for Module 15.

 

Government-
Study one of the following topics and prepare a 5 minute presentation about this topic for next week 3/22/17

1. Should healthcare be provided by the government? Why or why not? Support your position by using examples from other countries and their successes or failures.

2. Whose responsibility is it to provide education for children? What do you think should be the government’s role? Provide examples of what other countries do.

3. Explain how a bill becomes a law using an example of a bill. How is it then implemented?

4. Choose someone who currently represents you in government. Explain their position and what their beliefs/policies are. Do you agree or not? Why or why not?

5. Should the United States limit how many/which immigrants should enter the country? How should this be handled? What is the current policy and what is being proposed?

6. Explain the process that occurs when a supreme court justice position needs to be filled. Tell us who is currently being considered. What are the qualities a President/Congress looks for in a candidate? Why would someone be confirmed or not? Mention the qualifications of current justices.

7. Why does Illinois not have a budget? What is being done about it? What do you feel is the best way to deal with this issue? Consider how your decision might be looked at positively or negatively.

8. How can a 13 year old be involved in government? Why should a 13 year old care? Research a young person who became involved in government and what kinds of things did they accomplish? What does this inspire you to do?

 

 

 

Homework due 3/15/17

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner – “Essential Elements” please have songs #168-173. There’s not a lot of songs this week but each of them is challenging and will need more time in order to perform them well. When playing staccato notes, remember that it’s just like the stop bow in “taka taka stop stop”. You’ll be using your 4th finger more now after these songs so remind yourself to not let your fingers fly up in the air whenever you play your 4th finger.

Intermediate – Keep playing through “old black Joe”. You want to keep that song in your fingers for when you perform it later this spring. You should feel comfortable clapping all the rhythms to your new song without stopping. Be prepared to do that in class. Start practicing the notes in sections. Pay attention to all the bowings!

Have a great practice week, guys! 10-20min. of practice a day!

 

Afternoon Classes-

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grade-
Read Lesson 12 pages 195-200
Notebook pg.169

4th-6th Grade-
Read Lesson 12 pages 195-200
Notebook – Terms on pg.155
—-and pages 164-165

 

Zoology-

Jr class-
Read pages 211-219 of Chapter 12 (Dinosaurs)

Write 4 Interesting facts on Pgs 205&206 of Journal

Do the “Create a Dinosaur Diorama” on page 219 of the Journal… This will be due on the 22nd
5/6th Grade class-
Read pages 211-219 of Chapter 12 (Dinosaurs)

Write 4 Interesting facts on Pgs 194&195 of Journal

Do pg 196 Review Questions in Journal

Do the “Create a Dinosaur Diorama” on page 205 of the Journal… This will be due on the 22nd

 

Writing-

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a packet of pages that will be their work until co-op is completed. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 3-15 thru 3-29”. All of the sheets deal with paragraphs—the definition of, the parts of, and how to identify. Because second graders should be able to write a simple paragraph, all these pages were included. I’d like the packet returned on 3-15 so that I may look over in class and return to them to take home. We will not have co-op on 3-22, so your student may continue to work during that week between. Please return on 3-29 for the final time. I will not be present on the last day, 4-5, so I will look over the packet on 3-29 and send home with your child. If this amount of work cannot be done well in these 3 weeks of time, please have your child work at a good pace for him/herself. The packet will remain with you so that you may have him/her it as you have time after co-op is over. Please don’t allow your child to rush just to be done by 3-29. Otherwise the learning is not adequate or complete. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the packet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students will begin working on a Multiparagraph Information Report. They will be doing pp.56-58 and the very top section of p. 59. Much of it is reading, and it would be well for you to go over the pages with them to make sure they understand how the report needs to be organized before it can be written. On the top of p. 59 be sure that they have reviewed the summary definition on p. 44 before they write.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Read Module 15

Government-
No homework as we will have a guest speaker

 

 

 

Homework due 3/8/17

 

Afternoon Classes-

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grade-
Notebooking color pages 151-152 & Review chapter 10

4th-6th Grade-
Notebooking page 131 & Review chapter 10

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Continue reading lesson 12 and lesson 12 journals.

 

Spanish-
In Skills for Success Spanish Elementary book: Do/review pages 25-30 on colors.
In Exploring Spanish book: Do/review 55-65.

 

Writing-

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-
2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 3-8-17”. This continues having the students combine two short sentences into one longer sentence using words such as “and”, “since”, “because”, etc. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students will continue working on Comparing and Contrasting through the use of Venn diagrams. They will be doing the bottom of p. 54 and all of p. 55. They will be comparing their own life with the life of a child from the past in the Venn diagram on p. 54 and then writing the actual journal entries on p. 55 based on the Venn diagram from p. 54. It might be fun to have them compare the young life of one of their grandparents, which could offer as much contrast as they would need.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th/6th Grade Writing-
Please complete the assignments on pages 156, 158, and 159.
On pages 156 and 158, you will be doing some short exercises (the instructions are listed in the text.)
On page 159, you will be choosing either the Essay Method or the Instruction Manual Method to compose a how-to paper of 100-300 words. Please reference the list of components for each method we completed in class.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Complete journal, On Your Owns, and Study Guide for Chapter 14.

 

Government-
Please bring a laptop if you have one so we can do a special activity. We will not need one per child, so if you don’t have one, it’s no problem. No other homework if you completed your work for last week. (only one student completed this homework)

If you did not do your work last week, please complete this for next week and be ready to turn it in to me at the beginning of class. Most students have not been completing homework. Please come prepared.
Read Chapter 18
Complete Questions on the Text on Pages 113-114 and Questions for Discussion
Bring an article from a newspaper or other source about a current event involving a court system

 

Writing/Speech-
In class: Review if needed, discuss speech techniques.
Homework due: none

 

Chemistry-
In class: Lab; finish Mod 8, study for upcoming test on 7&8
Homework due: none

 

Homework due 3/1/17

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-

Beginner –
Essential Elements: please have songs 167-176. The first song is the same rhythm as “taka taka stop stop” so this staccato notes should sound just like the “stop stop’s”. Make sure you use plenty of bow on the short notes otherwise you will get a crunchy sound. Watch out for your key signatures before you play through a song! When practicing the hooked bowings, it’s helpful to bow it in the air first just to get the “feeling” of how it should go. Be prepared enough that you feel comfortable playing straight through a song without stopping.

Intermediate –
Let’s aim to be totally finished with “Old Black Joe” we’ll play straight through it at a steady tempo. Please have the song ready to perform, so I should hear: strong dynamics, good intonation, steady tempo, and correct bowings. Start working on your new song. Remember to warm up with a scale or an older piece of music you know well so you can concentrate on your technique. Have fun practicing!

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Please continue to review what we have read and talked about so far. This will help you retain the information and with our discussions in class.

 

Anatomy-
1st-3rd- Notebooking pg.144-146
Read rest of Chapter 10

4th-6th- Notebooking pg.135-136
Read rest of Chapter 10

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Read Lesson 12. We will be doing lesson 12 activities in class.

 

Zoology-
Chapter 11: The Rest of Reptiles and Amphibians PGS 191-209

Jr Zoology
Page 185-187 – 4 interesting facts
Page 195-198

5th/6th grade
Page 177 – 4 interesting facts
Page 178 – Review Questions
Page 186 -187 Crossword
Page 188 – 189 Crossword

 

Spanish-
2:00 class- Please review vocab pg 111-120 in Exploring Spanish book and/or pg 90-92 in Skills for Success Spanish Elementary book. These are the books I have been given for this class. If your student has a different book than these, please review vocab dealing with transportation and places in the city and country.

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 3-1-17”. This focuses on adding details to the sentences to expand them, but moves on to teaching them how to combine two short sentences into one longer sentence using words such as “and”, “since”, “because”, etc. Help them understand how to do that on the bottom of p.24 and on p.25 so they gain the most benefit. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students will continue working on Comparing and Contrasting through the use of Venn diagrams. They will be doing pp. 52, 53, and the top of 54. Have them read the 2 journal entries on p. 52 and then complete the Venn diagram on p. 53 about those 2 entries. On the bottom of p. 53 and the top of p. 54 they should write brief summaries of the two journal entries. They should use what they wrote in the Venn diagram to write the summaries. They should not copy from the entries themselves.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th/6th Grade Writing-
Please complete the assignment on page 153:
“Choose something you know how do. Then decide who your audience is. Write an introductory paragraph to set then we would for your how how-to essay. Is it cozy, serious, humorous, or practical? Let your readers know in the first paragraph what to expect.
I am going to teach the readers how to______
My Audience is_____________
INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH:

These are the instructions taken from the book. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Read chapter 14.

 

Writing/Speech-
In class: Go over paper #2 and/or review if needed, discuss speech techniques.
Homework due: none

 

Chemistry-
In class: Lab; Mod. 7 and 8
Homework due: Read Mod. 8

 

 

Homework due 2/22/17

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner – Please have songs 156-166 learned. Remember that on the the E string the 2nd finger is not on the tape. 2nd finger tape is G#, not G-natural. Remember to check your L.H. wrist for “lazy wrist”. Try your best too keep it straight with out clenching the neck. Start all down bows at the frog.

Intermediate – Really spend a lot of time working through measures 13-15. Remember your finger position on each string. Make sure your fingers are right in position before you play any notes. We should be able to play straight through the song. Be strict with the bowings and work on getting more of the dynamics. Just to prepare you, we will be doing some sight reading!

Try to get in 10-20min of practice for 5 days this week! Have fun!

 

 

Afternoon Classes-

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grades-
Jr. Notebooking do pages 129 – 133 Nervous System Hangers / Read 161-165

4th-6th Grades-
Read 161- 168 Notebooking pages 132-134

 

Astronomy-
Please pick a constellation from the list below. Research your constellation and write down important facts either in report form or in list form.

Ursa Major – Big Dipper
Ursa Minor – Little Dipper
Orion
Cassiopeia
The Seven Sisters
Leo
Gemini
Taurus
Cancer
Draco
Cygnus
Pegasus
Andromeda
Pisces
Perseus
Hercules
Bootes
Regulus
Delphinus
Aquila
Cepheus
Coma Berenices
Triangulum
Lacerta
Lyra
Serpens
Ophiuchus
Cetus

Also use this extended time to review what you have learned so far. Please catch on the reading if you are behind, it is important for our discussions in classes that you have read the assignment.

 

Zoology-
BOTH CLASSES

READ REST OF CHAPTER 10… PAGES 180 (Lizards)-189

 

JR 1:00 CLASS-

WORKBOOK PG 169, WRITE 2 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU LEARNED

WORKBOOK PGS 177 &178

 

5/6TH GRADE CLASS-

WORKBOOK PG161, WRITE 2 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU LEARNED

WORKBOOK PG 163, QUESTIONS 7-11

WORKBOOK PG 172-173 CROSSWORD PUZZLE

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 2-15-17”. This moves the students from writing interesting sentences to expanding them. They will be focusing on including “why”, “what”, “where”, and “when” within their sentences. Help them include the correct expanding details in the sentences on p. 23, as each sentence focuses on different words. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students will begin working on Comparing and Contrasting. They will be doing pp.49-51. Help them learn how a Venn diagram works on p. 49, analyze that Venn diagram on p. 50, and then do their own Venn diagram on p.51 choosing 2 places or foods to compare and contrast.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5/6th Grade Writing-
Please complete the assignment listed on page 148. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

7th-12th Classes-

 

Physical Science-
Read chapter 13 and complete the journal pages for chapter 13. If you do not have the journal, complete all the On Your Owns and the Study Guide. There is no co-op next week. So, you have two weeks to complete this assignment.

 

Government-
Read Chapter 18
Complete Questions on the Text on Pages 113-114 and Questions for Discussion
Bring an article from a newspaper or other source about a current event involving a court system

 

Writing/Speech-
In class: Ch. 9 and 10
Homework due: Paper #2 final draft (with rough draft and outline)

 

Chemistry-
In class: Lab, finish Mod 7
Homework due: None

 

 

 

Homework due 2/8/17

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner – Essential Elements: I’d like to hear songs 148 – 155. Since you’re learning to play in the key of C, it’s important you play C-naturals on the A string (low 2). Make sure your low 2 doesn’t affect your 1st finger. 1 should always be down on the 1st finger tape.

Intermediate – “Old Black Joe” Remember all Bb’s! That will be low 2 on the G string and low 1 on the A string. Start focusing more on intonation. If something doesn’t sound right, ask yourself, “Is this note high or low?” “What note is it?” “Is this the right finger position?”

Start clapping though the rhythms to “Pirates” and “Mission Impossible”. A metronome will be really helpful!

We talked a lot about technique last week. The main thing is playing without tension. If your bow hand fingers are tight, it’s going to make your L.H. fingers tight. Remember to keep the R.H. thumb bent and the fingers curved around the bow.

Try to get in 10-20min. of practice 5x a week. Have fun practicing!

 

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Read Lesson 12 in your textbook and complete the corresponding pages in your journal.

 

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grades-
Jr. Notebooking do pages 103 & 105(puzzle) / pg.106 copywork

4th-6th Grades-
Notebooking pages 98-101

Both classes review 1st half of chapter 7. I’ve not been assigning reading because we are covering the text thoroughly in class.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Read lesson 10

 

Zoology-
BOTH CLASSES:
READ HALF OF CHAPTER 10… PAGES 171-180 (Can stop at Lizards section)

JR 1:00 CLASS –
WORKBOOK PG168, WRITE 2 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU LEARNED

WORKBOOK PG 173, WRITE ABOUT 2 VENOMOUS SNAKES IN YOUR AREA

5/6TH GRADE CLASS-
WORKBOOK PG160, WRITE 2 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU LEARNED

WORKBOOK PG 163, QUESTIONS 1-6

WORKBOOK PG 167, WRITE ABOUT 2 VENOMOUS SNAKES IN YOUR AREA

WORKBOOK PG 170-171 CROSSWORD PUZZLE

 

Spanish 5th/6th Grade-
Complete pages 55-59.
Make flash cards for the household words on pages 56-57. Bring flash cards to class.

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 2-8-17”. Now that the students have done work on both adjectives and adverbs, they are ready to write interesting sentences. These pages focus on helping them write down details and then using those details to write interesting sentences. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students will begin working on Information Reports. They will be doing pp.47-48. Help them learn how to narrow a topic on p. 47 and then do their own work on p.48. Have them choose one of the Final Topics on p.48 and write a short information report on lined paper to return to class on 2-8-17.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5/6th Grade Writing-

Please complete pages 140-142
Let me know if you have any questions.

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Complete all On Your Owns and the Study Guide for Module 12.

 

Government-
Read the last chapter on the Constitution
Answer these questions:
What are the 3 different parts of the Constitution? What are their purposes?
What document broke our ties with England? Who wrote it?
What is the name of the 1st part of the Constitution? Memorize it. (seriously, memorize it)
How many amendments are there to the Constitution?
Where is the Constitution physically located?
Who was present at the Constitutional Convention?

 

Writing/Speech-
In class: TBD
Homework due: Paper #2 Outline and rough draft.

 

Chemistry-
In class: Test on Mod. 5 and 6
Homework due: —

 

 

 

Homework due 2/1/17

 

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grades-
Jr. Notebooking do pages 95-97

4th-6th Grades-
Notebooking pages 91 & 92

 

Astronomy-
Read chapter 11.
In your journal complete the following activities: Copy Work, Mini Book, Vocabulary Activity

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Finish reading Lesson 9 and do corresponding journals.

 

Zoology-
Read Chapter 9 pm 151-170
Order Arriodactyla

-Jr – Notebook pg 153 and 154 Four interesting facts, pg 159-161

-5/6th Grade – Notebook 146-147 Four interesting facts. Pg 148 Review Questions. pg 152-155 Crossword puzzles

 

Writing-

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 2-1-17”. These pages introduce adverbs to the students. Help them understand that adverbs are words that describe verbs and make the verbs more interesting. Most adverbs end in “ly”, but not all. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students will continue work with Expository Writing. Have students complete the bottom half of p. 43 and then 44-46. Although it is several pages, there is a fair amount of reading, so the writing should not be overwhelming. On p. 46 your student may use a paragraph from a book other than a social studies or science textbook if they prefer—just so it is an informational paragraph.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th/6th Spanish (1:00)-
Complete pages 40-45, verb conjugation.

 

5/6th grade Writing-

Please complete the assignment on page 134. Let me know if you have any questions, and have fun. I look forward to seeing your creations!

 

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Read chapter 12. Be ready to fully discuss two topics of your choice from the chapter.

 

Writing/Speech-
In class: TBD
Homework due: Paper #2 Outline and rough draft.

 

Chemistry-
In class: Test on Mod. 5 and 6
Homework due: —

 

 

 

Homework due 1/25/17

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Read Lesson 10 and complete journal pages corresponding to Lesson 10 in your textbook.

 

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grades-
Jr. Notebooking do pages 92-94 and Read Chapter 7 pg.119-124

4th-6th Grades-
Notebooking pages 82, 83 & 90 and Read Chapter 7 pg. 119-124

 

Spanish-

1st-4th Grade (2:00)-
Please review vocabulary dealing with mealtime and food from last semester. Please bring a picture of your favorite meal to class. Please include in your picture your plate or bowl (whatever you would normally eat it out of), and any silverware you might need to eat it, as well as your drink. And don’t forget dessert! You may draw it yourself, or cut out pictures from magazines, or whatever you want to do. Please label IN SPANISH as much as you can, and be prepared to talk about it in class.

 

5th-6th Grade (1:00)-
Complete Pages 50-53.
Make flash cards for numbers 1-20, days of the week, and months of the year. Bring the flash cards to class.

 

Writing-

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing
(Parents: The lateness of this assignment is totally my fault. My apologies!!!)

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 1-25-17”. Page 17 is the assignment sheet. They will need to look on the back (p.16) at Exercise 2 which they did last week to use those adjectives in their paragraph. Although the instructions say to use at least six adjectives and at least three sentences, remember that more would certainly be better!!! Guide them in conversation before they start writing, so that they have an overview in their brain of what their paragraph will be about. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, students are beginning in Chapter 3 which is Expository Writing. It is well-explained in the opening paragraphs on p.40. Please read and discuss that with them so that they understand this writing genre. Have them complete pp. 40-42 and the top half of p. 43.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

 

7th-12th Grade Classes-

Physical Science-
Complete the journal pages for module 11. If you do not have a journal, complete all the On Your Own sections and the study guide.

 

Writing/Speech-
In class: Look at essay examples, continue work on Paper #2.
Homework due: Bring in completed Paper #2 thesis.

 

Chemistry-
In class: Finish mod. 6, study for test on 5&6.
Homework due: Study for test, begin mod 7.

 

 

Homework due 1/18/17

Afternoon Classes-

Anatomy-
1st-3rd Grades-
Finish Reading Chapter 6 “Respiratory System”
Jr. Notebooking Journal do pages 89 & 91

4th-6th Grades-
Finish Reading Chapter 6 “Respiratory System”
Notebooking Journal do pages 86-89 (Crossword & Copywork)

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Do Lesson 8 journals.

 

Spanish-
1st-4th Grade-
Welcome back to all of the Spanish students and thank you all for being patient and understanding with me, as I am stepping in as a new teacher in the middle of the year. This week, I would like for you to bring to class a picture you have drawn of your favorite animal or pet. Any questions can be addressed to me at laceyrani@yahoo.com. Thanks!

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-

Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 1-18-17”. Both sides are focused on adjectives, which we have worked on in class – but could use a bit of review. You may need to brainstorm a bit with them, so they don’t use the same adjectives over and over. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-

In their Just Write Book 3, complete pp. 36-39. It involves quite a bit of writing, but if some is done each day it should be very manageable. Their writing has been very good, and I’m loving some of the phrases they use within the paragraphs – like “In addition . . .”

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-

-Read Module 11.

-This semester, homework will be reading the module one week, and the next week will be complete the journal pages. In class, we will teach through the material you read one week and complete the experiments the next week.

 

 

Writing/Speech-
In class: Review if necessary and start work on Paper #2.
Homework due: Exercise on pg. 63-65 only.

 

Chemistry-
In class: Finish notes for Ch. 6.
Homework due: Have Ch 6 finished, including On Your Own and Review questions.

 

 

 

 

Homework due 1-11-17

 

Anatomy-
We will be sending home a take home test covering the material we covered first semester . some of 4th -6th gr students have not returned the test from a few weeks ago. please return them all next semester . Merry Christmas from Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Finish lesson 7 journals and begin reading lesson 8. We will do the activities for lesson 8 after Christmas break. Merry Christmas!

 

Spanish-
All grades- Nothing! Feliz Navidad!

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders & 3rd graders

All students were given a sheet on 12-7-16 to make as many words as possible from the heading at the top of the page. The paper is not lined, but the numbers are there to be a guide for them. On the back of the sheet (or on another lined sheet if that is better) I would like them to write about their Christmas experiences—either events of the day itself, of visits from family and friends, of places your family went, etc. Please have them return that sheet on 1-11-17, our first class in the New Year. We will not do any other work to give them a complete break. Be sure to have them spend a good amount of time over the break reading—either to themselves or you to them. If your student was absent today please send an email request, and I will forward the sheet. >suznne@gmail.com<
I have so enjoyed teaching your children this fall semester. They are each so precious and have some very good thoughts and ideas. May the Spirit and Joy from our Savior bless you and your household during this Christmas season!!!

 

5/6th Grade Writing:

Please read and complete the assignments listed on pages 111-128.

You will be doing a book report. Please make sure you reference the book report form on pages 121-124. Make sure report includes your name, date, and word count. Please email me if you have any questions.

Have a great Christmas break!

 

7th-12th Classes-

Biology-
Complete take home test modules and return them after break.

 

Physical Science-
Over Christmas break read module 10 and complete the journal pages/On Your Own questions/Study Guide for the chapter.

 

 

 

Homework due 12-7-16

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner Orchestra –

Connor – I am going to pick a rhythm from the Twinkle variations and you’ll have to play it for me as a small “test”. Also I’d like to hear songs 71, 73,75 & 76 from Essential Elements. Remember to leave your fingers down on the tape as much as you can and always remember to keep a good bow hold. It’s hard but try to relax your wrist as you bow.

Jillian – Please have songs 162 – 168 learned from Essential Elements. Remember to fully stop the bow for the staccato notes. I’d also like you to work on using more bow this week. Try to keep your shoulder and wrist relaxed as you play.

Intermediate – Let’s try to play all the way through the “Vagabond”. Try to get as much of the bowings and dynamics as you can. It’s ok if you need to take it at a slower tempo. We’ll also do some sight-reading for next semester and work on CLS orchestra music so be prepared to work on “Let it Snow”.

It’s been so much fun having you all as students! Have a wonderful Christmas break!

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Please bring in one empty shoe box or cereal box per child for our final semester project!
Happy Holidays and Don’t forget to look up at night, you never know what you might see! 💫

 

Anatomy-
Next week there will be a take home test to work on over the break. Please have all the notebook pages for ch. 11 finished. Try and have the current systems we have covered finished for your ‘my personal person” project found in the back of the book.
Next week is review and games.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Read lesson 7. We will be doing a couple of Lesson 7 activities and having some Christmas treats in class this week. Have a wonderful Christmas!

 

Spanish-
Grades 1 through 4- Draw a monster face and label the parts of its face in Spanish
Grades 5 and 6- No Homework

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 1-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 12-7-16”. When they write their 5 complete sentences, be sure their penmanship is good enough for another student to read, since they will be exchanging papers. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com< to receive the sheet.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, complete the bottom half of p. 31, and pp. 32-35. Help them understand the word “metaphor” if there is any confusion or lack of understanding. Their work on adverbs and similes has been very good!!!

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th/6th Writing-
-Please choose one of the options, listed on page 61, for your assignment, and complete the assignment.
-Please remember to use the mistake medic on page 238. Remember to include your name, date, title, and word count in your paper.
-Let me know if you have any questions.

 

7th-12th-

Physical Science-
Read module 9 and complete the journal pages.

Heads up….
Due January 11th, module 10 and journal pages.

For those who do not have a separate journal, “journal pages” always mean the On Your Own questions and the Study Guide.

Starting next semester, homework will be reading the module one week, and the next week will be complete the journal pages. In class, we will teach through the material one week and complete the experiments the next week.

 

Writing/Speech-
In Class: Ch.7 and Reading
Homework: Paragraph assignment

 

Chemistry-
In class: Finished Mod 6.
For Homework: Study for Mod 5 and 6 test.

 

Homework due 11-30-16

 

Morning Classes-

Fun Shop: Engineering-
Read the handouts given in class.

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Read Lesson 9 Jupiter and complete the corresponding journal pages

 

Anatomy-
We are skipping ahead to ch. 11 the Senses for the last chapter of this semester.
Please read all of chapter 11. Finish the mini books found on A43- A48 and finish the “My Personal Person” by Dec. 7th with the current systems we have worked on.
On Nov. 30th I will be sending home a Semester “Take Home” Test that needs to be brought back on Dec. 7th.

Next 2 weeks 1st – 3rd gr. JNJ p. 153-155 label and color these pages. (1st gr if labeling is too difficult then just color in each page) p. 159-162 do the Match up game
4th – 6th gr. NJ p. 141 List the special senses and name 1 main fact
p. 142-148 finish.

 

Zoology-
Study REVIEW Lessons 1-6 for test on 12/7 *will give a study guide

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Read lesson 6 and do the corresponding journal pages. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Spanish-
Spanish Grades 1 and 2- Pages 94-98 in “Exploring Spanish”
Spanish Grades 3 and 4- Do Pages 82 and 83 in “Skills for Success”
Spanish Grades 5 and 6- Nothing!

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

HAPPY THANKSGVING!!! BLESSINGS!!! I LOVE YOUR CHILDREN!!!
2nd graders- Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned in two weeks in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 11-30-16”. Both sides focus on “subjects,” “predicates”, “fragments” , and how to form complete sentences. In class we all worked together to make 48+ words from the letters in HAPPY THANKSGIVING. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com<, and I can attach both the assignment and the word sheet. If those who were present would like another word sheet to have fun on Thanksgiving Day, I would be glad to send you one of those as well.

3rd graders- In their Just Write Book 3, complete the bottom half of p. 28, p. 29, p. 30, and the top half of p. 31. Help them understand the word “simile” if there is any confusion or lack of understanding. Their work on adjectives and adverbs has been very good!!! In class we all worked together to make 48+ words from the letters in HAPPY THANKSGIVING. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com<, and I can attach the word sheet. If those who were present would like another word sheet to have fun on Thanksgiving Day, I would be glad to send you an extra one.

 

5/6th Grade Writing-

No homework this week! :)  Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

 

7th-12th Grade Classes-

Physical Science-
Read Module 8 and complete the study guide questions and on your own questions.

 

Government-
Read Chapter 14 and 15

-List the major politicians for the Illinois government
-Name the mayors for at least 5 of the tri-county area towns
-Summarize the powers of a state governer
-Find and print of map of Illinois and of your city:
Label the following: your house, your church, the state capital, the county courthouse, the fire station in your town, the police headquarters in your town, the county seat, the post office, the health department, the DMV, the department of public health, and the Parks and Recreation association in your town.

 

Writing/Speech-
Give your “quick pitch” speeches in class. We will begin Ch. 7 if there is any extra time.

 

Biology-
Test on modules 5/6.
Turn in cell research paper.

 

Chemistry-
Prepare for a Periodic Table quiz. Read Mod. 6.

 

Homework due 11-16-16

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner Orchestra – Continue going through Twinkle variations every time you practice making sure you keep a good bow hold and and L.H. Form. Try to keep your bow hand wrist relaxed as you play while staying on the “Highway” and keep your LH fingers really “Boxy”. Please have songs 54-64 learned from Essential Elements.

Jillian- Please have songs 135-139 learned. Go ahead and practice both the A and B parts on 136. Since your playing in the key of C, remember to play all F naturals and C naturals. So, low 2 on the D and A string.

Intermediate –

“The Vagabond” – Whole song should be learned at a slow, steady tempo. Don’t worry too much about bowings. Practice for accuracy in the fingers and rhythm.

“A king is Crowned” – Whole song should be learned. Practice using a faster bow stroke throughout the whole song. Include all the dynamics.

“The Bagpiper” – Have the whole songs learned. Include all the slurs with articulations. There are quite a few accents that make the double stops really exciting so please do those! I always want you to play with a steady tempo but see if you can practice it at a quicker pace!

Have fun practicing!

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Read Lesson 8: Meteorites
Complete the corresponding journal pages.

 

Anatomy-
Finish reading chapter 5 on Nutrition

1st – 3rd gr. JNJ- p. 69-70,
p. 73-75 do just 1 or 2 days of menu making. This age group can use pictures printed out. Try and follow the suggested serving sizes.
p. 72 food pyramid you can use the colored page of the food pyramid as a guide or to cut out and paste.
Mini book in back is optional p. 79-81 is suggested but totally optional

4th – 6th gr. NJ p. 65 In each lined section name a major food type (i.e. Carbs, Protein, fats, etc) and what is the basic building block
p. 66, 72-75
p. 68-71 I suggest to do both but please do at least one of them. (Food pyramid = use the colored food pyramid that I sent home either as a guide or to cut and paste.)
Do mini book from back of book.
For the rest of the month of Nov. Mr. Hamilton will be teaching the class. See you all in Dec.

 

Zoology-
JR- Lesson 6 pages 100-110. Workbook- pages 95 & 96 (4 interesting facts).

SR- Lesson 6 pages 100-110. Workbook- pages 90-91 (4 interesting facts), 93, crosswords p 102-105

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Finish reading Lesson 5 and do lesson 5 journal pages.

 

Spanish-
Grade 1 through 4- please complete the “Comemos” (we eat) worksheet.

Grade 5 and 6- We will be having a test on November 16th. Please study everything on the study guide. Thanks!!

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 11-16-16”. Both sides focus on “subject” and “predicate” and how they work together to make a complete sentence. The word “fragment” is used for an incomplete sentence. Help them understand that term. We worked on nouns and verbs again during our in-class work. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne@gmail.com<, and I can attach the assignment.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, complete pp. 26, 27, thru Exercise 3 on p. 28, helping them understand adverbs and how they add to descriptive writing. Their work on adjectives last week was excellent. And their nonfiction narratives from the week before were VERY GOOD!!!
REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th-6th Grade Writing-
Complete pages 56 & 57

 

 

7th-12th Grade Classes-

Physical Science-
Read Module 7, Complete the On Your Own questions and Study Guide in your textbook. In your journal complete pages 85-95; except for page 88 & 264-265. Complete Experiment 7.1 on page 160, this is a long term weather experiment, please begin this on 11/10. For questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Government-
REPOST from last week since we didn’t get to go over it:
Answer the following question:
What are the greatest services that the national government does for us?
Choose one benefit of our national government and check the current (local or national) news (can use a newspaper, cnn.com, fox news…) for a news story that demonstrates the benefit of the government that you chose. Be prepared to talk about it in class.

New homework
Watch the election results! Write a summary of elections results
President, Vice President, Senate and Representative (national and state), Illinois comptroller, Illinois coroner

 

Writing/Speech-
Look over your graded final drafts. Complete exercises on pgs. 53-60. Prepare for your “quick pitch” speech.

 

Biology-
Work on 3D cell diagram and 1 page paper to accompany.
Finish reading Module 5, take notes.

 

Chemistry-
Complete Mod 5 if you haven’t already and be ready to have your completed Lab Reports checked over. We will continue to go over Mod 5 in class along with your graded Mod 3 and 4 tests.

Homework due 11-9-16

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner Orchestra-
Please keep playing through all the twinkle variations everyday. Watch and make sure that you stay on the “highway,” that you keep a relaxed wrist, that you’re not moving your elbow too much and that you maintain good L.H. form as you play.

Essential Elements:

Conner – have songs 54 – 64 learned

Jillian – have songs 135 – 143 learned. They’re the same as last week since I didn’t get to hear you. We’ll get started on some new songs on Wednensday.

Intermediate –
“The Vagabond” – I’d like to hear measures 25 – the end at a very slow tempo without slurs. Continue getting measures 1- 24 comfortable. Try your best to get the bowings correct.

“The Bagpiper” – Please have notes and rhythms learned for measures 17-24. I’d like to hear the whole song straight through to the end at a steady tempo. Bring any trouble spots in the CLS orchestra music to me.

Keep going through a scale each day: C, G, D, A, F, & Bb. Make sure you know the signatures before you go through them!

 

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Read and Complete corresponding journal pages for Lesson 7: Mars.

 

Anatomy-
Read the next chapter.
Start on the notebook pages.
Grades 4th – 6th finish your digestion and renal system project that is due on the 9th.
This can be done individually or as a family effort.

 

Zoology-
1:00pm Jr Class-
Lesson 6 pgs. 89-100 (through New World Monkeys). Wk 95-96- 4 interesting facts.

2:00pm 5th/6th grade-
Lesson 6 pgs. 89-100 (through New World Monkeys). Wk 90-91- 4 interesting facts; p. 93 questions pertaining to pg 89-100 in book; Crossword pg 102-103

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Read Lesson 5.

 

Spanish-
-Grades 1 and 2: Pgs 72-75 in “Exploring Spanish”

-Grades 3 and 4: Pgs 69-79 in “Skills for Success”

-Grades 4 and 5: Complete the new “Ser and Estar” worksheet. We will be having a test on November 16th, please study and review the study guide in order to prepare for the test.

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-
2nd graders-
Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads “Due 11-9-16”. Both sides focus on “subject” and “predicate”. You may have to remind them of those terms. We worked on nouns again during our in-class work. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne @gmail.com< , and I can attach the assignment.

3rd graders-
In their Just Write Book 3, complete pp. 22-25, and help them understand adjectives and descriptive writing. We have worked on nouns and verbs in class but not adjectives. We did not get to go over their work on pp. 20-21, but we’ll take care of that next week. We worked on making lists of nouns today in class.
REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5/6th Grade Writing-

Please complete skill 10 on page 47.
You will choose one of the three options at the top of the page, then complete the assignment listed at the bottom of the page.

The same rules apply for this paper:
Must be at least 200 words
You must include your name and the date at the top left corner of the page.
If you choose to type, please use Times New Roman 12pt font, and make sure that it is double spaced.
If you choose to write your paper, please be sure that it is neat.

Please refer to the dos and don’ts list on pages 44-46. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Complete journal pages for Module 6

 

Government-
-Read Chapter 13

-Answer the following question:
What are the greatest services that the national government does for us?

-Choose one benefit of our national government and check the current (local or national) news (can use a newspaper, cnn.com, fox news…) for a news story that demonstrates the benefit of the government that you chose. Be prepared to talk about it in class.

 

Writing/Speech-
Your final draft is due next week since I’ve given you back your graded rough draft to look over. Read ch. 6 since we went over ch 5 in class.

 

Chemistry-
Read Module 5 and complete the OYO and Review Q’s. Study for Mod 3 and 4 test.

 

Biology-
Finish reading Module 5. Have notes prepared to discuss reading.

 

 

Homework due 11-2-16

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginners – Slowly go through each rhythm to “Twinkle Twinkle.” Don’t try to do too many rhythms in one day. Focus on just one or two for each time you practice. If you get mixed up on a rhythm, just practice it on the open “A” string. Remember your L.H. form (blocky fingers and straight wrist). Try to use all the bow between the tape while keeping a loose wrist. Lastly, continue going through “I’m a little monkey” each time you practice. Please have your “Essential Elements” book 1 for next week.

Essential Elements
Jillian – Please have songs 135-143 learned. Now that we’re learning songs that are in C, you need to remember your F-naturals and C-naturals. So your 2nd finger is going to be close to your 1 on the A and D string.

Intermediate –
“The Vagabond” – Focus on getting notes and rhythms accurate measures 1-22. Take out all the slurs and practice with a metronome at a slow setting.

“The Bagpiper” – I want to hear measures 1-16. Go very slow and make sure you get all the bowings. Practice bowing the rhythm in the air if it helps.
Go through a scale each time you practice! I’ll pick one of these: C, G, D, A, F, or Bb. Also, bring me any spots in the CLS music you need help with.

Have fun practicing!

 

Fun Shop: Engineering-
Research Structural Engineering as it relates to bridges. How bridges are built to handle different loads, what material makes the strongest bridges and are bridges built differently for different purposes. Example to carry the weight of cars and people vs cargo trains vs raw materials. Use the resources you have at hand; books, websites, adults you know who are knowledgable in the topic. Take notes so you have something to reference next week but no report is needed.
This will help you in building your bridge next week! Have fun :-)

 

Afternoon Classes-

Anatomy-
ALL: read pages 74 – 81 finish the chapter
finish the rest of the pages in the Notebooks including the mini book in the back

Grades 4th – 6th gr start work on the project found in textbook pages 82-83
Due Nov. 9th.

 

Astronomy-

Read Module 6. We covered Module 5 in class today. Complete the corresponding journal pages as well. If you did not get to complete the reading for Module 5, you can go back and read it at your convenience. We will be moving to Module 6 in class this coming week.

Please bring in clean bottle corks to use for an activity we will be doing in class. If you don’t have any, please bring in a clean lid from a plastic yogurt or sour cream type container. Call or email me for questions.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Finish reading Lesson 4 and do the Lesson 4 Journals. Be prepared for fun, but messy experiments in class this week. Please bring a sweatshirt or a jacket. We will be going outside for a couple of activities.

 

Spanish-
*Same Homework from last week*
-Grades 1 and 2- Pg 66-71 in “Exploring Spanish”

-Grades 3 and 4- Grades 3 and 4- Homework pg 64-68 in “Skills for Success”

-Grades 5 and 6- Memorize “Vocab List 2 , regular -ar verbs” Complete Ser and Estar worksheets. Complete Pg 37-39 in “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day”

*** Also note Grades 5-6, I will be preparing a test that will be happening in November at some point, I will give a study guide for that sometime in the next few weeks.

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders- Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date on the top reads Due 11-2-16. You will notice this date was crossed off and changed. Apparently when I plan I can’t bump my brain ahead one week.  It focuses some on capital letters and punctuation marks but begins to develop the concept of a sentence—introducing the terms “subject” and “predicate”. You may have to help them with those terms. We added verbs today in our in-class work. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne @gmail.com< , and I can attach the assignment.

3rd graders- In your Just Write Book 3 complete p. 20, and then have them write their nonfiction narrative on p. 21. (Only 1 student turned in a nonfiction article today. I’d still like them to bring it next week. It could be from a magazine if you don’t subscribe to a newspaper.) They worked on finding nouns today in magazines and gluing them on our large sheets.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th/6th Grade Writing-
Please complete pages 37-39
If you have any questions, let me know. : )

 

Home Economics Homework for 5th-7th-
If you own a biscuit cutter at home, please bring it with you on November 2nd! Thanks!

 

7th-12th Grade Classes-

Physical Science-
Read Module 6. We covered Module 5 in class today.  If you did not get to complete the reading for Module 5, you can go back and read it at your convenience. We will be moving to Module 6 in class this coming week.

 

Government-
Read Chapters 11 and 12

Answer the following questions:

How many justices sit on the supreme court? Name the current ones.
How is the current Chief Justice?
Who appoints supreme court justices?

Research 2 famous supreme court cases and be prepared to explain the cases and the verdicts.

 

Writing/Speech-
Due to illness last week, rough drafts have been reviewed in class and final drafts are now due next week.
Please make sure to read Ch. 4 and 5. We will review them in class.

 

Biology-
-Finish reading Chapter 5; have notes ready for entire chapter for next week, we will review, you will randomly be given a section to talk about. Come prepared!

-Bring back Module 4 test to turn in (and Module 2/3 test if you still haven’t turned it in).

 

Chemistry-
Due to illness last week, we will have to reassess where we are in our curriculum and adjust where necessary. Module 4 should be read and On Your Own and Review questions completed. We will review Module 3 for our upcoming test.

 

Home Economics 8th-11th grades-
If you own a biscuit cutter at home, please bring it with you on November 2nd! Thanks!

 

Homework due 10-26-16

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner – continue working on “I’m a little monkey” each time you practice. Always remember your left and right hand technique. Play through each rhythm on the A string. I’d rather hear slow, steady rhythms than fast, broken up rhythms. Please also have the A section to twinkle learned.

Essential Elements – please practice your A, D, and G scales. Choose one to go through each time you practice. Please have the “Skill Builders” -G major #119 – 124 learned.

Intermediate – Play through your scales C, G, D, A each time you practice. Always start on the lowest note. We’ll go through any rough spots in the CLS orchestra music so know exactly where those spots are. For the viola duets, please learn the top parts for each song. Have notes and rythms learned for measures 1 – 8 on each song.

Siciliana- Measures 9 – 17 on both parts. Make sure your understand the rhythm before you try to add the notes.

Have fun practicing!

 

Afternoon Classes-

Anatomy-
All grades read pages 69-73 of lesson 4 Digestive System.
Gr. 1-3rd JNJ pages 56-57 coloring pages and pages 59-60 label the parts
Gr. 4th – 6th NJ page 52 List and define the 2 types of digestion found in your reading
page 53 List and define ( if needed) the digestion system’s pathway from beginning to end.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
-We will be studying each lesson for two weeks. I recommend reading all of the lesson before starting on the journals. We will do the journals on the second week.
-For this week: Read all of lesson 4. We will be doing many of the experiments in class.

 

Zoology-
1:00 pm Jr class –
Read pages 60-68 of Lesson 4. Write about 4 interesting facts/concepts that you found interesting and why.

2:00 pm 5/6th grade –
Read pages 60-68 of Lesson 4. Write about 4 interesting facts/concepts that you found interesting and why. Do pages 58 & 59 of the workbook. Do the crossword puzzle on pg 64/65.

 

Spanish-
-Grades 1 and 2- Pg 66-71 in “Exploring Spanish”

-Grades 3 and 4- Grades 3 and 4- Homework pg 64-68 in “Skills for Success”

-Grades 5 and 6- Memorize “Vocab List 2 , regular -ar verbs” Complete Ser and Estar worksheets. Complete Pg 37-39 in “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day”
*** Also note Grades 5-6, I will be preparing a test that will be happening in November at some point, I will give a study guide for that sometime in the next few weeks.

-Please email me if you have any questions or concerns!! emilywemily@gmail.com

 

Reading/Writing 2nd & 3rd Grade-

2nd graders- Second graders were given a 2-sided sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date is incorrect on the top—my apologies— it should read “Due 10-26”. It focuses on capital letters and some punctuation marks. You may have to help them with proper nouns (names of people and places), as we did not discuss that in class today. We were working on nouns. If your student was absent, you may e-mail me at >suznne @gmail.com< , and I can attach the assignment.

3rd graders- In your Just Write Book 3 do pp. 18, 19, and only the top section of 20. Their personal narratives were very good today, and they read them with enthusiasm when they shared with the rest of the class!!! Also have them bring in their favorite newspaper article to share, since these pages deal with nonfiction narrative writing.
REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

7th-12th-

Biology-
Read Module 5 – write out notes during reading
Turn in Mod 4 test

 

Government-
-Read chapter 10

-Answer the following questions:
Name the representative from your congressional district and the 2 senators from our state.
What are the boundaries of our congressional district?
What is the population of our state, and how many representatives does it have?

 

Writing/Speech-
Write the final draft of Essay #1.

 

Chemistry-
Make sure your lab reports are completed and up-to-date. Complete handout on balancing equations. Study for test on Module 3.

 

 

Homework due 10-19-16

 

Morning Classes-

Fun Shop: Engineering-
Please bring in empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls and spare bottle corks.

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Read lesson 5: Earth
Complete lesson 5 review and Vocabulary Crossword in your journals.
Please note that different editions/levels of the journal exist so page numbers may differ from the journal your student is using. If in doubt please complete the journal lesson corresponding to the textbook lesson or you may call or email me.

Astronomy (4-6 grades)
In addition to the above please select from one of the following and write a one page report, sighting your information source.
Nicolas Copernicus
Galileo Galilei
Hubble Telescope
Mariner 10
Mariner 2
Venera 13
Neil Armstrong
Thermonuclear Fusion
Sir Isaac Newton

 

Anatomy-
Finish reading chapter 3 pp. 60-66 and Mini book found in back of book.
1st – 3rd gr. JNJ p. 42 Draw one of the muscle types found in the textbook p. 66. Label underneath.
p. 44-49 vocab puzzle game
4th – 6th gr. NJ p. 40 Draw the muscle cells found in textbook p. 60 Label & identify the parts on the lines
Experiment on p. 67- graph the results *this is to be done over several days plan accordingly. Use p. 51 in NJ for results.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Finish reading lesson 3 in text and do the corresponding journal pages. Be prepared to locate and briefly describe the parts of an atom. Become familiar with the periodic table of elements.

 

Zoology-
1:00 pm Jr class – Read pages 51-60 of Lesson 4. Write about 4 interesting facts/concepts that you found interesting and why.

2:00 pm 5/6th grade –
Read pages 51-60 of Lesson 4. Write about 4 interesting facts/concepts that you found interesting and why. Do pages 52-55 of the workbook. Do the crossword puzzle on pg 62/63.

 

Spanish-
-Grades 1 and 2- Pg 102-104; bottom of pg 105; 106-108 in Ëxploring Spanish, and Mi Familia worksheet

-Grades 3 and 4- Pg 38-41 in “Skills for Success”, and Mi Familia worksheet

-Grades 5 and 6- Vocab list 1, Mi Familia worksheet, and pg. 26-32 in “Spanish in 10 minutes a day”

-Questions? Email emilywemily@gmail.com

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-
2nd graders- Second graders were given a sheet to be completed and returned next week in class. The assignment date is on the top, and they are to rewrite the sentences and put in correct capital letters and punctuation marks. If your student was absent and you’d like the sheet so your student can
do the assignment, e-mail me at >suznne @gmail.com< , and I can attach it.

3rd graders- In your Just Write Book 3 do pp. 15-17. This week they will be writing their own personal narrative, which will be a story about an event they have actually experienced. The students continue to do excellent work in their books, sometimes coming up with ideas I hadn’t thought of!!!
REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5/6th grade Writing-
Please complete the assignment you chose on page 27. It may be written or typed. If you choose to type it, please make sure that it is 12pt times new roman font and double spaced. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

 

Home Economics 5th-7th-
Please come to class knowing the classic definition of a mousse and have an answer to the following questions:
1) Does a mousse have to be sweet?
2) How is a mousse typically used (or how can it be displayed)?
Answers involving any hint of antlers or hair products will make me cry.

 

7th-12th-

Physical Science-
Read in Module 4, from page 93 (Hydrogen Bonding) to page 101
Complete pages 57-59 in your journal.

 

Government-
Read chapter 9

Do research on your “who am I” cabinet member that was handed out in class. Write out at least 5 duties that your job does and be prepared to explain them to the class.

List the 15 cabinet positions and give the name of the current position holder.

 

Writing/Speech-
Start reading Ch. 4 if you haven’t already. Your rough draft and outline for Essay #1 are due.

 

Biology-
Read chapter 5 – it’s lengthy. Take notes!

 

Chemistry-
Finish reading Module 4. Study for test over Modules 3 and 4.

 

Home Economics 8th-12th-
Please come to class knowing the classic definition of a mousse and have an answer to the following questions:
1) Does a mousse have to be sweet?
2) How is a mousse typically used (or how can it be displayed)?
Answers involving any hint of antlers or hair products will make me cry.

 

Homework due 10-12-16

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginner – Please practice “I’m a little monkey” on the A string. Remember your left hand form and always be watching your bow to make sure you stay on the “highway”. L.H form: Straight thumb under the 1st finger tape, keep “blocky” fingers as you set them down on the string, and straight wrist.

Essential Elements – songs 116 -118

Intermediate – I’d like you know know the rhythm on part 1 starting at measure 9 – 18. Please have notes learned on part 3 from measure 9 – 28. Know which spots need the most work in your CLS music. We’ll spend some time going through those. Also get started on your new viola duet.

 

Afternoon Classes-

Intro to Music-
Please write down 5 sounds that you would find in either the Treble clef or the Bass clef. Remember, the Treble clef is usually comprised of higher sounds, and the Bass clef is usually comprised of lower sounds.

 

Astronomy-
Read Lesson 4: Venus
*CORRECTION*- Journal pages associated with Venus should be completed.

 

Anatomy-
Read chapter 3 pages 55-60
JNJ Color pages 40-41 and copywork
NJ copy work

Next week we will have a TEST on Lessons 1 & 2. Please have your student review the pages in their journals and the study guide I sent home.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Read all of Lesson 3.

 

Spanish-
ALL CLASSES
Please memorize vocab list #1

Grades 1 and 2- Pg 29-35 in “Exploring Spanish”
Grades 3 and 4- Pg 20 and pg. 29-37 in “Skills for Success”
Grades 5 and 6- Pg 19-25 in “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” do “Articles” worksheet and “Subject Pronoun” worksheet

 

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-

2nd graders-
Second graders were given a sheet to be completed on both sides and returned next week in class. The page numbers at the bottom are 3 and 4, and there is a “Due 10-12” written on top. Have your child bring their favorite book next week and be prepared to read a page or two to a partner.

3rd graders-
In your Just Write Book 3 do pp. 12-14. Help them understand what a personal narrative is, and spend some time discussing verbs and how much they affect stories and writing. BTW: The fictional stories turned in today on p. 11 were excellent!!! If your student did not finish last week’s assignment, complete if possible. If there is only time for one, please complete the one due on 10-12.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

5th/6th Writing-
Please complete the “now it’s your turn” on page 22. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

 

7th-12th Classes-

Physical Science-
Read module 4: The Wonder of Water, pages 81-93, up to Hydrogen Bonding

 

Government-
Read chapter 8 in the book
Study Ammendments and actions from class- quiz next time!
Complete the federal versus state government handout from class.

 

Writing/Speech-
Complete the thesis (if you didn’t in class) that you’ve chosen for your five-paragraph essay. Begin to outline and organize your ideas for the paper.

 

Biology-
Read Module 4 – prepare notes
We will be “eating” Module 4 next Wednesday

 

Chemistry-
Study for tests on Modules 1 and 2. Start reading Module 4.

 

Home Economics-
5th-7th and 8th-11th grades: Please remember to collect your recipes at the end of class and bring them home! I think you will find them helpful in years to come if you ever want to recreate what we make in class. Thanks!

 

 

 

Homework due 10-5-16

 

Morning Classes-

Orchestra-
Beginners – Practice getting your bowhold with just one hand. Continue practicing all the rhythms on the A string. Remember to stay on the “Highway” and don’t hit the E or D string. Make sure you use all the bow between the tape with a “stop” bow.

For second year beginners, play through “Twinkle,” and your D and A major scales once a day on different rhythms. Remember to keep the shoulders and bow wrist relaxed. Use all the bow between the tape. Please have songs 70-75 learned from Essential Elements.

Intermediate Orchestra – “Siciliana” please just focus on measures 1-8 on both parts. I want you to also spend more time getting the bowings, more accurate rhythm, and dynamics. We’ll also work on any of the CLS parts that you need help so come prepared knowing the sections that you need to go over.

Practice 10-20 minutes everyday! Have fun!

Fun Shop: Engineering-
Research Kinetic Energy online, using a credible source such as, khan academy.com or science.gov. Or you may use a dictionary or encyclopedia. Please write a brief description of Kinetic Energy not more than one page long, please site your source. This pertains to the activity we will be doing on 10/5.

 

Afternoon Classes-

Astronomy-
Read and Complete Module 3: Mercury
Complete all relevant pages in your journal. If you do not have a journal please complete write all vocabulary and definitions and any questions at the end of Module 3.

Anatomy-
All grades: finish reading Less. 2 pp. 45-54
do the mini book “skeletal system shutter book”
Personal Person = add skeletal system, instructions on pp 52
only 1 copy work page is required. The 2nd is optional

Grades 1st -3rd JNJ pp. 29-39
*1st gr. pp. 32-33 might be to challenging so these are optional
Grades 4th- 6th NJ p. 29-36

**Instructions for JNJ p. 31 or NJ p. 29
draw or print & paste and then label and explain
1. part of the skeletal system that protects vital organs
2. one type of joint

Start reading Less. 3 pp. 55-58

Zoology-
Jr Zoology- the next assignment is lesson 3 and workbook activities pg 41-43 and 56-57

5th & 6th grade zoology- read lesson 3.

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Lots of fun experiments in class the past two weeks. Our classes will consist of hands-on experiments as we use our co-op time to dig deeper into the content. Science is such an exciting subject!

To be prepared for our next class, read Chapter 2 and complete the corresponding journal pages. We will cover all of chapter two in class and move on to the beginning of chapter three the next week.

Spanish-
***ALL CLASSES*** Please get the Spanish books that you are supposed to have for the class. It is imperative for learning grammar and vocabulary that we discuss in class!! Any questions about anything please email me at emilywemily@gmail.com

Grades 1 and 2- pages 13-28 in “Exploring Spanish”. Work on memorizing vocab sheet

Grades 3 and 4- Homework page 10. Work on memorizing classroom words on page 11, do pages 12-13 in “Skills for Success”

Grades 5 and 6- Due Pages 10-16 in “Spanish in 10 Minutes a day” and “articles” worksheet along with the “Subject Pronoun” worksheet.

2nd/3rd grade Reading/Writing-
(Note the change in title to “Reading/Writing”, as that is how the course was listed when you enrolled your student. Although we focus mostly on writing, obviously reading is always a huge part of writing.)

2nd graders-
The back of the sheet your student completed on their invention was completed in class on 9-21, since we aren’t meeting again until 10-5. If your student did not attend class on 9-21, please have them complete the back—drawing their favorite vehicle and writing about it on the bottom half. Please have them return it on 10-5. For all 2nd grade students during the next 2 weeks—Staple at least 5 sheets of lined paper together (any size) and write a journal entry for 5 different days. Have them date the entry at the top and then write all about that day—where they went, what they did, who they were with, and how they felt about the day. Encourage them to write in sentences, capitalizing the first word and ending with correct punctuation. Remember not to help with spelling.

3rd graders-
In your Just Write Book 3 do the rest of page 8 and all of 9-11. The fictional story they write on pp. 10-11 should not be a story about themselves, but a story they make up. We will start on narratives the next week, which are stories they have actually experienced.
REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.
ENJOY THE NEXT 2 WEEKS!!! SEE YOU IN OCTOBER!!!

5/6th Grade Writing
-Please complete page 18

-This is the exercise that we went over in class. Please read the instructions carefully.
If you have any questions, let me know. :)

Home Economics-
5-6th grade: Please remember to make 6-8 secret messages for the inside of your fortune cookies! Also, if you have BRAND NEW rubber dishwashing gloves please bring a pair. They will allow you to shape your fortune cookies without having to touch the hot cookie.

 

7th-12th-

Physical Science-
Continue to work on Module 2 if needed. Complete Module 3: The Atmosphere. Complete pages 35-47 in your journal.
Also watch or listen to a weather broadcast. Pay close attention when the terms Barometer, Humidity, Relative Humidity are used and what the temperature is in relation to these. Please write these down and bring them to the next class.
****Correction****
Complete assignment as is *Except Do Not* complete experiments on pages 35 & 39 of your journal. We will do those in class. For questions please call or email me. 309-645-7415/
sunflower_academy@outlook.com

Government-
Read chapters 6 and 7
Fill out “Praying for Government officials” sheet. (since it is election time, fill in both candidates)
Research and list the specific types of elections one can vote in at the national, state, and local level.
Read and write out Romans 13:6-7.

Writing-
Read through Ch. 4 and begin writing Essay #1.
We reviewed Ch. 2 and went over Ch. 3 in class.

Biology-
Complete module 2/3 take home test (due Oct 5th)
Read module 4, complete teaching section (have notes).

Chemistry-
Read through Module #3 and #4 if possible. We’ll try to catch up and complete Module #3 by the end of class on 10/5, at least.

Home Economics-
7th-12th grades: Please remember to make 6-8 secret messages for the inside of your fortune cookies! Also, if you have BRAND NEW rubber dishwashing gloves please bring a pair. They will allow you to shape your fortune cookies without having to touch the hot cookie.

 

Homework due 9/21/16

 

Morning Classes-

 

Orchestra-
Beginners – Continue practicing getting your bow-hold and playing all the rhythms “Taka stop stop”, “Icecream cone,” “Down wiggle up wiggle,” “Blueberry,” and “wish-I-had-a-motorcycle” on the A string. Make sure to keep your bow hold and stay on the highway. We’ll be focusing a lot on technique in these first few months.

For those who have already learned all the rhythms and have learned “twinkle twinkle,” please review your technique, and playing through all of Twinkle on all the rhythms. Remember to bring a music stand and the “Essential Elements” method book.

For intermediate: focus on the sections of the CLS orchestra music that needs the most work. For “Siciliana,” I’d like you to learn both the low part and the melody. I’ll hear measures, 1-8 on the melody and on the lower part. I’m still looking for a good viola duet part but when I get it to you please begin learning it.

Try to practice a little everday for 20min! Have fun!

 

Fun Shop: Engineering-
Students may bring in wood blocks, toy soldiers, marbles or other assorted items as we test our pulley system.

 

Pinterest/Games & Gadgets-
Please have your student bring in their favorite gadget to share with the class. This could be an electronic, homemade, or even a kitchen gadget. If they don’t have a favorite gadget, they can bring a favorite game to share.

 

Afternoon Classes-

 

Astronomy-
All Classes:
Read Module 2: The Sun
Complete pages 22-29 in your journal. If you have the junior or new edition journal complete all pages EXCEPT the My Sun Project pages.

 

Anatomy-
1st-3rd grade JNJ p.17, 23-24 mini book “cell wheel” A7-A10
4th – 6th grade NJ at least one of pages 16-17, p. 18
crossword pg. 22-23, Mini book “cell wheel” A7- A10
Read Lesson 2 pg. 37-44 in Textbook.

 

Elementary Chemistry/Physics-
Complete the experiments on page 22 at home. When you come to class be able to tell me what happened. If you like, you can draw a picture of what happened, write a couple sentences about it, or even have your mom send me a picture of it. For those who have the journal, you can begin working on your journal pages for chapter 1.

 

2nd-3rd Grade Writing-
2nd graders Please bring back the sheet that was given to you in class. Do the side dated 9-21. In the large box at the top please draw a picture of something you would like to invent. On the lines below please write what it is and how it would be used. The writing lines are very large, but you could write smaller, using all 4 lines to tell us more about your invention.

3rd graders In your Just Write Book 3 do pages 6, 7 and the top box on page 8. Talk to your parents so that you understand changes in Time and Topic.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

PARENTS: We had a good second time of class. Several students did not bring completed assignments for one reason or another. I explained to them that they not only learn less but also have nothing to share in class. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me.

 

Spanish-
Grades 1 and 2- Do pages 4-12 and 55-59 in “Exploring Spanish”

Grades 3 and 4- Do pages 21-27 in “Skills for Success”

Grades 5 and 6- Do Pages 6-9 in “Spanish in 10 minutes a day”
Study Question Words flashcards
Complete “Masculine and Feminine” handout and “Definite and Indefinite articles” handout

 

Home Economics-
5th-6th grade: We will be working on french crepes on the 21st, so please bring your apron and notebook again, plus a heat-proof pancake flipper (ONLY if you already have one. If you don’t, I’ll have one for you to use).

 

7th-12th Classes-

 

Physical Science-
Read Module 2: Air
Complete pages 22-34 in your journal.

 

Government-
Read chapters 4 and 5

Write several sentences explaining majority rule.
Read over bill of rights- the first 10 amendments
Write out the first amendment rights (5 rights)
Look on the internet (google, cnn.com, foxnews.com) and find an example in the news of how the right is being upheld or violated for each of the 5 rights. Be prepared to share your examples with the class.

 

Writing-
Read through Ch. 3. We will do the exercises on body paragraphs in class.
We covered Ch. 2 in class.

 

Chemistry-
Read through Module #2, do the On Your Own and Review questions. Be sure to have your lab notebook completed for the previous experiment (2.1 on page 43). Refer to the sample lab report.

 

Biology-
Module 3 Reading/Teaching Assignments:
SAM – pgs 74-78
ELAM – pg 78 do Phylum Ciliphora – pg 85 do Subkingdom Algae
TRICIA – pg 85 do Phylum Chlorophyta – pg 92
Note: *Be sure you have written out notes for your section to copy for your classmates!

Module 2/3 test will be TAKE HOME. Test will be passed out 9/21 and due 10/5. NO CLASS 9/28.

 

Home Economics-
7th-12th grade: We will be working on french crepes on the 21st, so please bring your apron and notebook again, plus a heat-proof pancake flipper (ONLY if you already have one. If you don’t, I’ll have one for you to use).

 

 

Homework due 9-14-16

 

Math Enrichment-
I plan to make this a fun math class with lots of games and hopefully creating a love for math. If you have any particular area of math you would like me to work on with the kids or any other questions email me anytime. ekbell01@ yahoo.com This week we worked on matching numbers with the number words and played a game of numbers bingo.

 

Engineering-

Please think of a project or problem that you would like to work on this year.

For questions you may call or email me at 309-645-7415, sunflower_academy@outlook.com

Miss Andrea

 

Home Economics-
5-6th- Please bring a notebook and an apron with you to class

7-12th-Please bring a notebook and an apron with you to class

 

Anatomy-
JNJ= Junior Notebook Journal)(1st – 4th grade)
(NJ = Notebook Journal)(4th – 6th grade)

We covered pages 19-25 today in class. Please re-read over them.
1st – 4th gr. ~ JNJ= pages 14 & 15 coloring pages (4th gr optional for extra credit)
1st – 4th gr.~ JNJ= pages 18 & 19. The questions to answer and write on the spaces are found on pg. 33 of the textbook under “What do you Remember” Feel free to print out pictures to paste in the box if they do not wish to draw
4th-6th gr. ~NJ= page 19-21
Start the “My Personal Person” on page 13 JNJ or page 15 NJ. Instructions are in the back of the notebook. (Optional and extra credit for 1st and 2nd gr.)
ALL-Mini book in back of notebooks “CREATION CONFIRMATION”
EXTRA CREDIT: at least one of the copy work pages, print or cursive.
If you do any “Try this” sections at home aka experiments use page 28 in the JNJ and the NJ to document their observations.
Have the rest of Lesson 1 pages 26-33 read BEFORE class of Sept. 14. 

 

Chemistry/Physics (Elementary)-
Read chapter one in your text. We will do the experiments in class.

 

Astronomy-
*All Classes*
Please be sure to have read the first module in your book. In your journals complete pages 12-17. If you have the new edition journal complete all pages except for project or minibook pages. If you have questions please feel free to call or email me at 309-645-7415, sunflower_academy@outlook.com

 

Zoology-

Zoology Jr. – Read Lesson 2, Write down 4 facts that you found interesting and why.

Zoology – Read Lesson 2, In Workbook – write down 4 facts that you found interesting and why, Do crossword puzzles.

 

Spanish-
-All Spanish levels please bring back the feelings popsicle sticks for reviewing. Thanks!

Grades 1 and 2- Review page 43 in “Exploring Spanish”, complete the feelings handout

Grades 3 and 4- Complete page 8 in “Skills for Success”, complete feelings handout

Grade 5 and 6- Complete feelings handout

 

2nd/3rd Writing-

2nd graders-
Please bring your favorite piece of writing, whether it be a poem, a book, a letter from a grandparent or friend, etc. Be prepared to share with the class why you chose that piece of writing. In addition, write 5 sentences telling us about your family. The sentences may include names of family members, writing about pets, where you live, etc. Be prepared to read those to us in class.

3rd graders-
Please bring your favorite piece of writing, whether it be a poem, a book, a letter from a grandparent or friend, etc. Be prepared to share with the class why you chose that piece of writing. In addition, begin Chapter 1 in your Just Write Book 3. Do pages 2-5, reading and writing in all the sections. Have a parent assist you with difficult terms or words. Be prepared to read the dialogue you wrote on page 5 aloud to us in class.

REMEMBER: We are not worrying about spelling. You are to focus on getting the words from your brain to the paper. Listen to the sound of the word and write it the best you can. DO NOT ask your parent how to spell the words. It changes your focus and slows you down. We’ll work on spelling when we talk about editing.

 

Government-
-Research and write out the original 13 colonies
-Read chapters 2 and 3
-Research 6 rules or either baseball, soccer, or football. Compare each rule to an aspect of the government.
-Answer the question: What kind of democracy is America? What is the difference between a pure democracy and a republic?

 

7th-12th Grade Writing-
Read Ch. 2 and try to complete the activities there. We went over Ch. 1 fully in class.

 

Physical Science-
A Calculator is a necessity in this class; a Scientific Calculator is preferred.

Make sure you have read and understand module 1 in your textbook. If you have questions please write them down and bring them to class or email them to me at sunflower_academy@outlook.com chances are you are not the only one with that question. Complete pages 11-12 and 14-21 in your journals. Be prepared to discuss your answers and complete calculations in class.
For questions you may call or email me at 309-645-7415, sunflower_academy@outlook.com

Miss Andrea

 

Biology-
*CORRECTION!*
-Read Module 2 (chapter 2)
-Prepare your teaching section from Mod 2
-Complete module 1 review
-Work assigned part of experiment 1.1 – animal classification
-Test over module 1 Wednesday

 

Chemistry-
-Read Module 1 and do the On Your Own and Review questions.
-Read into Module 2 if possible.


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