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Nathan Hale Homestead Field Trips October 17th and 19th

Check the permission slip for the date for your trip.  The cost is $7.00 to pay for busing.

Bring a bagged lunch.  You may pre-order a cafeteria bagged lunch with your homeroom teacher by 10/11.

The trip is rain or shine.

Click here for the Open House letter which includes school supply information.

Dear Parent / guardian,

The Orange team will be using “remind.com” to communicate with you via text messages. The reasons can range from a simple team message to a message for an upcoming event to serve as a reminder or cancelation, etc.

We encourage you to join the team in using this application.

It’s very straight forward to join. Simply text “@fgk7b8” to 81010. You may also use a desktop for email notifications using rmd.at/fak7b8. You will then get a message returned to you indicating you have successfully joined the Orange team. 

Language Arts - Mrs. Bessette/Mr. Rusaw

12/11/17: All Classes: Vocab Packet Due Weds-12/13                                                                                                                                                                                           Ch 2+3 Questions-Friday 12/15                                                                                                                                                                                           Ch 2+3 Quiz- Friday 12/15                                                                                                                                                                              LA 4 & LA5: Complete Author Biography if not completed in class

12/08/17 :All Classes: Progress reports were handed out today! Make sure you check and turn in missing items!                                                                 LA4 & LA6: Complete African Americans During the 1930’s Questions- 12/11                                                                                                                   LA5 & La7: No Homework

12/04/17: All Classes:

                                  1. Vocab quiz-12/05                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Finish Acceptance speech questions if not completed in class.                                                                                                                                        3. Vocab Test-12/07                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Ch 1 Questions-12/08                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Ch 1 Quiz-12/08

11/29/17: LA4, LA5, LA6: Vocab packet due 11/30                                                                                                                                                                            LA7: Vocab packet due 11/30                                                                                                                                                                                            Finish G.D. Video Worksheet due 11/30

11/28/17:AllClasses: 

  1. Finish Library Log due tomorrow, 11/29
  2. Vocab packet due 11/30

11/08/17:All Classes: Novel Final Project 11/20/17

11/08/17: LA4 & LA6: Post-Reading Activities Menu-11/13/17                                                                                                                                                            LA5 & LA7: No Homework

11/06/17: LA4 & LA6: TO Movie Worksheets Due 11/08/17                                                                                                                                                                 LA5 & LA7 The Outsiders Reading and test: 11/08/17                                                                                                                                                          All Classes: Bonus Veterans Day Cards 11/08/17

11/03/17:  LA4 & LA6: No Homework                                                                                                                                                                                                  LA5 & LA7 The Outsiders Reading and test: 11/08/17                                                                                                                                                                

11/01/17: LA4 & LA6: Ch 11&12 Journals, Binder Check 11/02/17                                                                                                                                                      LA 5-Binder Check 11/02/17                                                                                                                                                                                                  LA5 & LA7 The Outsiders Reading 11/06/17                                                                                                                                                                        LA7- LOTF Ch 11&12 Journal, Binder Check 11/02/17

SYMBOLISM TRACKING- 11/01/17

OUTSIDERS LIVE PERMISSION SLIPS/MONEY 10/26/17

10/23/17: LA4 & LA6: TO Chapters Eleven & Twelve Reading/Questions 10/27/17
                LA5: TOMTS Part II Reading/Questions 10/27/17
                LA7: LOTF Chapters Eleven & Twelve Reading/Questions 10/27/17

10/16/17: LA4 & LA6: TO Chapters Nine & Ten Reading/Questions 10/20/17
                LA5: TOMTS Part I Reading/Questions 10/20/17
                LA7: LOTF Chapters Nine & Ten Reading/Questions 10/20/17

10/12/17: Vocabulary Test 10/18/17

10/11/17: LA4 & LA6: TO Chapters Seven & Eight Reading/Questions 10/13/17
                LA5: LOTF Chapters Ten - Twelve Reading/Questions 10/13/17
                LA7: LOTF Chapters Seven & Eight Reading/Questions 10/13/17

10/05/17: Vocabulary Quiz 10/12/17

10/03/17: Vocabulary Packet 10/05/17

10/02/17: LA4 & LA6: TO Chapters Five & Six Reading/Questions 10/06/17
                LA5: LOTF Chapters Seven - Nine Reading/Questions 10/06/17
                LA7: LOTF Chapters Five & Six Reading/Questions 10/06/17

09/28/17: LA6: Completed Alphabetical Order Activity

09/26/17: Vocabulary Test 09/28/17

09/25/17: LA4 & LA6: TO Chapters Three & Four Reading/Questions 09/29/17
                LA5: LOTF Chapters Four - Six Reading/Questions 09/29/17
                LA7: LOTF Chapters Three & Four Reading/Questions 09/29/17

09/21/17: Vocabulary Quiz 09/26/17

09/19/17: Vocabulary Packet 09/21/17

09/18/17: LA4 & LA6: TO Chapters One & Two Reading/Questions 09/20/17
                LA5: LOTF Chapters One - Three Reading/Questions 09/20/17
                LA7: LOTF Chapters One & Two Reading/Questions 09/20/17

09/13/17: Vocabulary Test 09/15/17

09/11/17: LA6: Life Of Reilly Questions 09/12/17

09/07/17: Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday 09/13/17

09/06/17: Vocabulary Packet 09/07/17
                LA4, LA6, LA7: Poetry Breakdown (Side 1) Worksheet (Remainder) 09/07/17

09/05/17: Vocabulary Packet 09/07/17

08/30/16: Introduction Paperwork (3 Pages Front & Back) 09/01/16

Math - Mr. Lozupone

 

Welcome to the new school year!

On this HW site you will find the topics the students will be seeing in class, any HW assignments given and other math announcements.

** Worksheets are typically assigned every day at the end of class. These are designed to reinforce material covered in class. If homework is not posted below, the homework is to complete the worksheets started in class.

Material covered

Pre-algebra - Students will explore simplifying expressions and equations using the distributive property.

Algebra - Students will explore simplifying expressions and equations using the distributive property.

Algebra 1 - Students will explore solving compound inequalities. 

 

HOMEWORK

  PRE-ALGEBRA                                                                                          ALGEBRA                                                       ALGEBRA 1                                                  

12/11 Variables sheet

12/7  Study for quiz

12/6  "linear equations worksheet" pages 1 & 2

11/30 study for quiz on Friday.

11/29 study for quiz on Friday.

11/28 no HW

11/27 Solving equations. #1 & #2 ALL QUESTIONS.

if you have difficulty solving, just combine like terms

 

11/21 finish one-step handout

11/20 Inverse operations packet all questions

11/8 Complete one-step equations handout

11/6 Combining like terms handout

11/1 & 11/2 No HW

10/26 ALL CLASSES STUDY FOR QUIZ

10/25 pages 3 & 4 all questions "scientific notation - standard"".

10/24 - 2 activity sheets

10/23   - Scientific notation wksheet

10/18- 3 sheets, "introducing scientific notation"

10/12 Approximating square and cube roots - part 2

10/11 Approximating square and cube roots - part 1

9/26 "exponents and division" #1 thru 20

9/25   "exponents  and multiplication"


12/11 Solution sheet & variables sheet

12/7  Study for quiz

12/6  "linear equations worksheet" pages 1&2

11/30 study for quiz on Friday.

11/29 study for quiz on Friday.

11/28 no HW

11/27 Mathvine sheet #1 thru #9

11/21 finish one-step handout

11/20 Inverse operations packet all questions

11/8 Complete one-step equations handout

11/6 Combining like terms handout

11/1 & 11/2 No HW

10/26 ALL CLASSES STUDY FOR QUIZ

10/25  "operations with scientific notation"

10/24 - 2 activity sheets

10/23   - Scientific notation wksheet

10/18- 3 sheets, "introducing scientific notation"

10/12 Approximating square and cube roots - part 2    

10/11 Approximating square and cube roots - part 1

9/26 lesson 4.5 practice sheet 1 through 24

9/25   "exponents  and multiplication"


 

12/11 finish activity 3.1.2

12/7 Practice sheet B

12/6 Complete 'practice A" sheet all questions

11/30 study for quiz on Friday.

11/29 study for quiz on Friday.

11/28 Inequalities word problems

11/27 Complete activity sheet 2.6.6 "putting it all together"

11/21 finish activity 2.6.5

11/20 activity 2.6.5 all questions

11/8 Complete literal equations handout

11/6 Literal equations handout

11/1 & 11/2 No HW

10/26 ALL CLASSES STUDY FOR QUIZ

10/25 Complete activity 2.4.4

10/24    - "using the distributive property" sheet all 24 questions.

10/23    - complete solutions handout

10/18  - complete class handout

10/12 Two step equations part 2

10/11 Two step equations part 1

9/26 "representing expressions with stories and flowcharts"

9/25   complete "arithmetic sequences



  

 

Science - Mrs. Speight -- Welcome to Sp8 Land!

 Click on the link to read the Science Welcome Letter.


12/11/17 -- Moon phases work due tomorrow.

                  Quiz on Wednesday, 12/13 -- Moon phases and Eclipses

                  Astronomy Test on Friday


12/7/17 -- Seasons Quiz Tomorrow -- Friday, 12/8! STUDY!

Evolution Link

10/27/17 -- UNIT TEST on Thursday, 11/2 has been changed to Wednesday, 11/8 due to our wind days off.  (Genetics, DNA, Natural Selection)

10/18 -- DNA/RNA Quiz on Friday, 10/20.

Click on the link to play: CSI: The Experience

Gentics Scavenger Hunt Links:

Click on this link to download the Genetic Scavenger Hunt Document.

Tour of the Basics:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/basics/

How do Scientists read chromosomes?:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/readchromosomes/

Making Karyotype:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/karyotype/

Using Karyotypes to predict genetic disorders:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/diagnose/

Chromosomal Abnormalties:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/chromosomal/



9/19 -- Genetics quiz (vocab and punnett squares) on Thursday, 9/21.

          Spongebob Review packet due tomorrow, 9/20 (pds. 4,5,6)

9/11 -- Gary and Tina Punnett Square practice wksht due tomorrow, 9/12.

9/7 -- Punnett Square Practice wksht, side 1, due tomorrow.

9/6 -- Remind Letter must be signed and returned by 9/7.


 

 

Social Studies - Mrs. Brooks

 

12/11/17 Period 6: Outline pp. 146-top of 150

               Periods 4, 5 & 7: Outlines in class with teacher and finish on own for homework.

12/8/17 Period 6: Quiz on the French and Indian War

             Periods 4, 5 & 7: Outlines continue to finish Section 1 outline.

12/7/17 Period 6: Exchange quizzes and take another person's quiz.  Switch back and correct.  Homework: Study for Quiz tomorrow.

             Periods 4, 5, & 7: Learning how to outline, using Chapter 5 Section 1. Started in class.      

12/6/17 Period 6: Discussion of French and Indian War Homework: Create a quiz with separate answer key about the French and Indian War for tomorrow.  Quiz on Friday

             Periods 4, 5, & 7: Make up day 

12/5/17 Period 6: Complete Broadsheet readings in groups and then jigsaw to new groups to share information about the French and Indian War.

              Periods 4,5 & 7: To complete document analysis and evaluation packets in class, if not complete for homework.  Period 7: Frederick Douglas Reading for homework.

12/4/17 Period 6: Quiz on Friday for French and Indian War.  

             All Classes: Video "The War that Made America" viewed and questions answered.

12/1/17 Period 6: Remember to working on your long term projects, doing research. Due in February. National History Day Website has information about the guidelines, example topics and projects.  Quiz on French and Indian War coming up next week.(Probably Wednesday.)

11/29/17: Periods 4: In class: Read and answer questions for Document Analysis and Evaluation Packet Homework: Read and answer questions of Frederick Douglass Reading Activity

                Period 5 & 7: Document Analysis and Evaluation Packet questions started in class and finish for homework

                Period 6: Complete the French and Indian War maps and questions 

11/28/17: Per 4& 7: Inquiry Activity on Slave Labor, fill in in Graphic Organizer and hand in at end of class.

                Period 5: Go over Readings and questions from homework.  In Class: Frederick Douglass Reading Activity

                Period 6: Reading and Questions on the French and Indian War due tomorrow.

11/27/17: Periods 4 & 7: Inquiry Activity on Slave Labor, analysis of picture filling in Sheet and handing in at end of class.

                Period 5: Analysis of picture of Slave Labor in class. Readings about Slavery in textbook, pp. 430, 599 & 602 answer all questions at the end of each reading and hand in tomorrow.  

                Period 6: Begin outlining Chapter 5 Section 1, the French and Indian War.  Complete section for homework.

11/20-22/17 All Classes: Watched "Desperate Crossing" and answered questions as viewed the true Pilgrim story.

11/15/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Reading on South Carolina Rice Plantations and Slave Labor.  Begin Graphing Table information on rice production. This          graphing project will be due at the end of class on Friday.

               Period 6: Write 4 paragraphs analyzing the graphs on rice production and slave labor in South Carolina. Due tomorrow, if not completed in class.

11/14/17: Periods 4, 5 & 7: continue inquiry activity from yesterday.  Complete graphic organizer. Use these details in a journal entry describing the middle      passage journey from Africa from the perspective of a slave aboard ship.

                Period 6: Rice and Slavery reading with graphing of table data.  Complete graphing for homework.

11/13/17: Periods 4,5, & 7: Middle Passage Inquiry Activity.  Discussion as a class.

             Period 6: Picture Analysis in class, filling out sheet.  Homework: Write a paragraph describing the process of picture analysis.

11/8/17: All classes:  Read and answered questions in class "America's Wars," a Veterans Day Reading.

11/7/17: Parent Teacher Conference Day

11/6/17: All classes: Veterans Day letters, cards and posters for local veterans.

11/3/17:  All classes: Veterans Day short video and discussion.

11/2/17: Periods 4, 5 & 7: Middle Passage reading aloud in class and filling out graphic organizer

              Period 6: Continue Slave Labor study.

11/1/17: Periods 4, 5, & 7: Northern Profits from Slavery continued.  Complete list of ways the north profited for homework.

               Period 6: Slave Labor intro activity and discussion.  Begin reading of "Rice and Slavery."

10/26/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Northern Profits from slavery Reading aloud in class and answering questions.  Complete questions for homework.

               Period 6: Middle passage reading and questions

10/25/17 Periods 4,5 & 7: Slavery Cycle Diagram worked on in class and must be finished for homework, if not completed in class

                Period 6: Graphic Organizer for readings on middle passage to be redone for tomorrow.

10/24/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Discussion of Economy of Slavery, go over answers to questions. Start "Slavery Cycle" diagram and finish for homework, if not                                                   finished.

                Period 6: Middle Passage Packet and graphic organizer in class.  Homework: Answer questions about the readings.

10/23/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Economy of Slavery 1 & 2 with graphic organizer and questions.  Complete for homework, if not finished in class.

               Period 6: Middle Passage Documents analysis in class (Pair discussion and investigation)

10/20/17 Guidance Lesson on High School and choices

10/17 & 19/17 Field Trips to Nathan Hale Homestead

10/16/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: "Downward Spiral" video questions in class

                Period 6: Library research for History Day Project.  At end of class turn in Topic and 2 resources

10/13/17: Periods 4, 5, & 7: complete Slavery Timelines, if not finished in class.  Due by Monday.

10/12/17 Period 7: Complete graph for homework.  Periods 4, 5 & 7: In Class today and tomorrow:  Slavery Timeline projects

               Period 6: Reading and graphic organizer on Middle Passage by Alexander Falconbridge, started in class and complete for homework

10/11/17 Period 4 & 5: complete questions and graph for homework 

10/6/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Typing essays in the library.

             Period 6: In groups to do yesterday's assignment. (We did not have time to start it yesterday.)

10/5/17 Period 6: Class discussion of the economy of slavery and corrections. Read the "Northern Profits from Slavery" article and complete list of ways the                    North profited from slavery. For homework, if not finished.

              Periods 4, 5 & 7: Write your conclusion of the essay. Write or type your final copy of the conclusion for homework.  The essay should be complete in                  a final copy form for tomorrow.

10/4/17 Period 6: The Economy of Slavery Parts 1 and 2: Start in class and complete for homework. Remember you Timeline for tomorrow.

             Periods 4, 5 & 7: Write the rough draft of your third paragraph, explaining the differences between the two settlements.  Write or type a final copy of                   the third paragraph for homework. 

10/3/17 Period 6: Start of Slavery Unit; Triangular Trade Map questions and discussion, create a graph of information.  Start your slavery timeline and                                           complete for homework for Thursday, Oct. 5th.

              Periods 4, 5, & 7: Write the rough draft of your second paragraph, explaining the similarities between the two settlements.  Write or type a final copy                  of the paragraph for homework.

10/2/17 Period 6: Research lesson in the library.  

            Periods 4, 5, & 7: Writing a compare and contrast essay on Jamestown and Plymouth.We will work on the first introductory paragraph today in class.                Complete a final, neat copy for homework. 

9/29/17 Period 6: Finish Plymouth video and questions.  Start:  Write compare and contrast essay on Jamestown and Plymouth. Essay due on Tuesday,10/3             Periods 4,5 & 7 Complete a Venn Diagram of Jamestown and Plymouth, comparing and contrasting the two settlements.

9/28/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Finish videos from yesterday. Class discussion.  Period 6: finish Jamestown video and start Plymouth video and questions

9/27/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Plymouth Video and questions to be finished tomorrow  Period 6: Jamestown video and questions to be finished tomorrow

9/26/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Jamestown Video and questions  Period 6: Introduction to Connecticut History Day research projects and competition

9/25/17 In Class: Jamestown reading and questions

9/20/17 Study for Test tomorrow on Chapter 4.  Remember to hand in your Flip Charts.

9/19/17 Flip Charts due tomorrow.  Today: Started "Picture" cards to use to study for test on Thursday.  Complete cards for homework and study.

9/18/17 All Classes will do a Constitution Day Activity in honor of Constitution Day on 9/17/17.

9/15/17 All Classes will do a baseline reading and writing assessment. Reminder: Chapter 4 Test on Thursday for all classes.

9/14/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Discussion of graphic organizers and corrections made in class. Start flip chart projects in class and continue at home. To be completed by Wednesday, September 20th.

           Period 6: Work on project in class and complete for homework.  Due Friday.

9/13/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7 Homework: Southern Colonies must be completed for tomorrow.

           Period 6: Class Discussion and work on project. 

9/12/17 Continue from last week on graphic organizers, gathering information. Periods 4, 5 & 7 Homework: Middle Colonies must be completed by tomorrow.  You will use this information on your FLIP CHART PROJECT.

           Period 6: Chapter 4 discussion today. Begin Flip Chart Projects due on Friday.  

           Periods 4, 5 & 7: Graphic Organizers will be due by Thursday. Flip Chart Projects will be due on  9/20/17.

9/11/17 Remembrance discussion and short video of 9/11/01  Remainder of Class Worked on graphic organizers and reading Chapter 4  

           Periods 4, 5 & 7 Homework to have New England section done

           Period 6: Chapter 4 Graphic Organizers completed for tomorrow.

9/8/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Working on graphic organizers for Chapter 4 Complete (at minimum) New England section of the graphic organizers. Start on Middle. All sections should be complete by Thursday.

          Period 6: Be sure to take notes on individual colonies as well as regions. Plan to have both complete by Tuesday.

9/7/17 Periods 4, 5, & 7: Started reading for Flip Chart Project by working on graphic organizers in class

          Period 6: Hip Hop review & discussion followed by working on Graphic Organizers for Chapter 4 (Please cover your textbook)

9/6/17 Periods 4, 5 & 7: Maps started in class, if not completed, finish for homework

           Period 6: Correct scavenger hunt and listen to "I Want America" and fill in blanks

9/5/17 Period 6: Textbook Scavenger Hunt due tomorrow.

          Periods 4, 5, & 7: Hip Hop fill in the blank in class: "I Want America"

8/30/17 Please read, sign and return the Classroom Expectation Sheet for History Class to Mrs. Brooks by Friday, September 1st.  (First Homework Credit)

WELCOME TO HISTORY CLASS!  It was my pleasure to meet many of you at our Open House.  If you were not able to attend but have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 


 


 

 


 


 

 





 


 

 

 






 


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