Homework: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Math: SPB 7.3 if not finished.

Reading: Read 30 minutes

Writing: Try creating 3 to 5 haiku of your choice. See directions below.

3 lines of poetry total

No rhyming

Try to create a strong sensory impression (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing)

Try to capture an observation about nature or human nature. (Deeper thinking here.)

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables


Sample Haiku:

The beautiful sparrow

pulls night over us like a blanket,

along with their sweet dreams.


Hello, Ant! You are

very strong. Can you survive

my thumb? I guess not.


An old silent pond…

A frog jumps into the pond,

splash! Silence again.


Light of the moon

Moves west, flowers’ shadows

Creep eastward.

Homework: Thursday, January 28, 2016


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Math: Big Book Lesson 7.1 Finish Q’s front and back. MY GROUP: Lesson 7.1 Q’s 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Reading: Re-read Chapter 4 Journey To Topaz

Writing: Make a list of what you would pack in 2 suitcases the size of your desk. ONLY a list. Not a paragraph.

Field trip permission slips due ASAP.

Leadership Camp Falcon slips due ASAP.

Mission Springs Intent Forms due ASAP.

Homework: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Math: Independent Group finish BIG BOOK lesson 6.9 front and back only.

My group finish SPB 6.7 Q’s 2, 4, 5, 9, 10 and 1 & 2 on the back.

Reading: Read 30 minutes. Finish INB Session 2 paragraphs. THREE: interpretive question & mood & tone questions.

Remember what we said about mood: It’s how YOU feel when reading a passage. Tone is how the author Treats a topic.

Show your parents the two Mary Poppins trailers with different moods and tones by clicking HERE. One is a “parody.” One is a serious movie trailer trying to advertise a film to people.

Show your parents the remix 10 Things I Hate About Commandments. What’s your mood when watching it? What’s the filmmaker’s tone when he made it?

Homework: January 11, 2016

Math: Q’s 2-5 Lesson 6.8 Big Book

Reading: Read 30 minutes.

Reading/Listening: Okay. THIS is a different kind of assignment. Go to the Google Classroom and look for three questions:

  1. What is “linear reading?” (2:00)
  2. What is a “bi-literate brain?” (3:00)
  3. What is a “discerning bi-literate brain?” (3:48)

Each question has a link to a PRI news story, Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren’t the same thing. You can listen to the story and you can read a summary of the key points from the story.

Notice the numbers after each question? That’s the minutes and seconds into the story where they discuss the question. You will want to listen to the entire story, however. Don’t just scroll up to 2:00 and then jump to 3:00 and then 3:48. Okay? 🙂

Next, post a comment on Google Classroom describing what you think is the answer to the question. Try to add to the comments left by other students. It’s okay if you disagree with a classmate or think another classmate has the right idea. It’s a brief answer. Not an essay. Just share your thoughts. If you’re totally confused…share that! 🙂

Please remember, no silly comments ,emoji’s or pictures of your cat. We’re trying to discuss something in a collaborative, professional way. Ready! Set! Listen and read and comment! GO! 🙂