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May 23, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. DEAR.
2. Aust./New Zeal/Pac. Isles Wrap-up discussion.
3. Crossword/Word Search Australia.

Homework
1. Finish crossword/Word Search.
2. Bring your binder to class as usual.

Science

Classwork
1. Take Ch. 17 Test (Weather Patterns)
2. Work on Astronomy packet.
3. View video: Moon Dance and take notes (bullet format).

Homework
1. Finish Astronomy packet.
2. Bring binder and all work to class as usual.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 05:04 PM

May 22, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review HW and prepare for test.
2. Take Ch. 7 Test (Australia/New Zealand/Pac. Isles)

No Homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Review HW and Floods Reinforcement WS.
2. Finish sharing storm safety brochures.

Homework
1. Study for Ch. 17 test. It will be given tomorrow.
2. Begin Astronomy packet. Due Thur. Be sure to bring it to class tomorrow. You will have some class time to work on it as well.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 05:00 PM

May 21, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Turn in classification of Australia/New Zealand video notes.
2. Finish labeling map of Australia and submit.
3. Work on study guide for Chap. 7.

Homework
1. Finish study guide and use it to study for tomorrow's test on Ch. 7.

Science

Classwork
1. Collect weather lab observations.
2. Begin constructing a weather map. Due tomorrow.

Homework
1. Finish weather map.
2. Complete Sec. 17-4 (Predicting Weather) WB.
3. Begin studying for Ch. 17 test. It will be given on Wed.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:16 PM

May 18, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish two-column vocabulary definitions on Sec. 7-1/7-2. Submit.
2. View video - Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands: The People and take notes.

Homework
1. Classify your video notes into a minimum of four categories. Make sure that your new list is neat and contains complete thoughts for each fact. Some examples of categories include Food, Agriculture, Exports, etc. Be prepared for a class discusion. Due Mon.
2. Update your gradesheet. I-parent will not be available after midnight on Sun., so please check it that evening for latest updates.
3. Looking Ahead: We will have a test on Ch. 7 on Tue.

Science

Classwork
1. Review/collect HW.
2. Share Storm Safety brochures.
3. Discuss HW (Daily Weather Log) and elements of a weather map.
Reference: Sec. 17-4 (Prediciting Weather).

Homework
1. Take weather observations a minimum of two times daily over the weekend. You should take one observation tonight, two on Sat. and Sun. and one Mon. morning before you come to school. Complete your Daily Weather Log that I provided.
2. Begin listing the symbols you're going to use for your Weather Map on the back of the blank map that I've provided for you. We will do this assignment in class on Mon.
3. Looking Ahead: We will have a test on Ch. 17 on Wed.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:11 PM

May 16, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. DEAR.
2. Take 2-5/3-2 quiz (US & Canada).
3. Collect US/Canada books.
4. Use two-column format to define key terms for Sec. 7-1/7-2 on Australia/New Zealand.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish brochures on Storm Safety and Awareness.

Homework
Complete 17-1/17-2 reinforcment/review WS, both sides. Due Friday.

Reminder: Tomorrow is 6th Grade Field Day. Be sure to bring a towel, bottled water and wear plenty of sunscreen.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 09:13 PM

May 15, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Share mini-books.

Homework
Study for tomorrow's quiz on Sec. 2-5 & 3-2. Use your guided reading WS and text for reference.

Science

Classwork

1. Finish fronts/masses presentations.
2. Discuss expectations and requirements for Storm Safety brochures.
3. Work on brochures.

Homework
Conduct research on your own regarding your group's storm topic. Bring it in tomorrow to incorporate it into your brochure.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 05:16 PM

May 14, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 5/14)

Classwork
1. Finish mini-books on Canadian Provinces and/or Australia/New Zealand or Pacific Isles.

Homework
1. Study Sec. 2-5 & 3-2. We will have a quiz on Wed.
2. Update your gradesheet and get a parent signature.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish group projects on fronts and air masses.
2. Share projects.
3. Introduction to Storm Safety and begin brochure project.

The only homework is to update your gradesheet and get it signed by your parent. I will collect all of them tomorrow.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 05:16 PM

May 09, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. DEAR time.
3. Review Sec. 2-5 & 3-2.
4. Make a Venn Diagram to compare the US to Canada. You should focus primarily on the culture of each country, but may also discuss politics, geography, economies, etc.

Note: The only homework is to update your gradesheet. You may ask your parent to check i-parent after 8:30 pm this evening for updates.

Science

Classwork
1. Review for test.
2. Play Bingo.
3. Take Ch. 16 Test.

Note: The only homework is to update your gradesheet. You may ask your parent to check i-parent after 8:30 pm this evening for updates.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:59 PM

May 08, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. View video: North America: The People and take notes.
2. Begin 2-5 (Partners & Friends) & 3-2 (Canada) guided reading WS (both sides). Answer Questions to Explore at the bottom of Sec. 2-5 before you read the lesson.

Homework
1. Finish guided reading WS (both sides).
2. Note: Grades will be updated by Wed. evening. Gradesheets will be collected on Thur.

Science

Classwork
1. Complete labs and observations on Hail & Rain in journals.

Homework
1. Study the vocabulary and Sec. 16-1 through 16-5 for tomorrow's test on Chap. 16.
2. Bring your Bingo card and play pieces for review before we take the test.
3. Note: Grades will be updated by Wed. evening. Gradesheets will be collected on Thur.
4. Complete Sec. 16-1 & 16-5 review & reinforcement WS. Due tomorrow.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:33 PM

May 07, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Sec. 2-1/2-2 Review questions and discussion.
2. Bingo style review for quiz.
3. Take Sec. 2-1/2-2 quiz.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Take two-column notes on Sec. 16-5. Include 3 detailed illustrations.
2. Take quiz on relative humidity and dew point.
3. Begin Bingo review card for Ch. 16. Use the key terms in the Chapter Study Guide at the end of the chapter. Omit terms from Sec. 16-2 and monsoon, wind, psychrometer, rain gauge and anemometer. Be sure to make play pieces and place them in a ziploc bag for easy portability and storage.

Homework
1. Finish bingo card. You should also define the terms and use them to prepare for the Bingo review and the test on Wed.
2. Study for Ch. 16 test. It will be given on Wed.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 03:26 PM

May 04, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect two-column vocabulary list.
2. Review vocab. during Bingo game.

Homework
1. Study for Monday's quiz on 2-1/2-2 quiz.
2. Finish decorating your vocabulary bingo card and make play pieces for it. Place the pieces in a ziploc bag and bring it to school on Monday.

Science

Classwork
1. Discuss & practice relative humidity. Perform relative humidity lab and record observations for relative humidity and dew point.
2. Finish wind vane lab and observations.

Homework
1. Study for Ch. 16 Test. It will be given on Wed.
2. Quiz on relative humidity on Mon. Know how to find the relative humidity, difference between wet/dry bulb reading, wet-bulb and dry-bulb readings, given two of these.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:53 PM

May 03, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Map test on capitals of provinces.
3. Finish discussion of Sec. 2-1 and begin discussion of Sec. 2-2.
4. Define vocab. for Sec. 2-1 through 2-3 in two-column format.

Homework
1. Finish vocab. definitions if not done in class.
2. Study for Monday's quiz on Sec. 2-1 & 2-2.

Science

Classwork
1. Perform wind vane experiment and prepare lab write-up with observations.
2. Read Sec. 16-4 (Water in the Atmosphere) and complete #'s 1-8 in class. Review answers.
3. Begin discussion/practice on relative humidity.

Homework
1. Finish Sec. 16-4 WB.
2. Finish lab write-up on wind observations Try This! lab on p. 537. Be sure to draw conclusions and present in paragraph format.
3. Looking Ahead- We will have a test on Ch. 16 on Wed. (5/9).

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:27 PM

May 02, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW (Sec. 2-1 two-column notes) and capitals of the provinces of Canada.
2. DEAR time.
3. Review capitals.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 2-2 (Growth, Settlement and Civil War) in the U.S. and complete guided reading WS (both sides).
2. Study for tomorrow's map test on capitals of the provinces of Canada.

Science

Classwork
1. Take outdoor observations on pinwheel for peace. Compare to findings for indoor observations.
2. Review during whole class discussion.
3. Collect pinwheels and observations.
4. DEAR time.

No homework.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:30 PM

May 01, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Fine-tune brochures and share.
2. Label the capitals of the provinces of Canada.
3. Begin reading Sec. 2-1 (The First Americans and The Arrival of the Europeans) and take notes in two-column format (Reading Strategy)
.
Homework
1. Study the capitals for a map test on Thur.
2. Finish notes on Sec. 2-1.

Science

Classwork
1. Review all lab work collected over the past few days.
2. Make pinwheels for peace and discuss significance.

Homework
Finish pinwheel for peace. Remember to answer the reflection questions and discuss whether your pinwheel worked correctly or not. Be sure to state any modifications or adjustments taken to get it to function correctly (if applicable).

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:51 PM

April 30, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 4/30)

Classwork
1. Update gradesheet.
2. Take map test on Canada.
3. Work on Canada brochure.

Homework
1. Finish brochure.
2. Get gradesheet signed. Use i-parent for updates to scores.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish labs.
2. Review observations.
3. Make a pinwheel for peace.

No homework.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:35 PM

April 27, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish video and notes on Canada.
2. Discuss criteria for brochure on Canada. Be sure to use your notes and the topics provided on the outline for reference.

Homework
1. Study for map test on Canadian provinces and nearby bodies of water. The only capitals that you need to know are Quebec and Ottawa. Map test will be given on Monday.
2. Get your progress report signed.
3. Reminder: gradesheets are due on Tue.

Science

Classwork
1. Teacher demos and labs/observations on mass/pressure/temperature.
2. Discuss gradesheets and expectations.

Homework
1. Get your progress report signed.
2. Update your gradesheet and get it signed and dated in the appropriate place by your parent. Check i-parent on Sun. evening for updates.
3. Complete the Science at Home activity at the end of Sec. 16-1 on notebook paper.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:37 PM

April 26, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 4/26)

Classwork
1. View video on Canada & take notes.
2. Use your notes to begin organizing your travel brochure for Canada.

Homework
1. Map test on Canada will be given on Mon. 4/30. Use your decorated map for reference.
2. Organize the notes you have so far on the brochure handout provided in class. Answer the last question on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your notes and brochure handout.

Science

Classwork
1. Collect Sec. 16-2 homework.
2. Demos on air pressure and factors that affect it.
3. Review Sec. 15-3 on Air Pressure.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 16-1(Energy in the Atmosphere) and complete the review questions at the end of the lesson. Due tomorrow.
2. Complete the Science at Home activity at the end of 16-1 over the next few days. Record your observations on paper. Due Mon.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:42 PM

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tue. & Wed.-4/24-4/25)

Classwork

(4/24)
1. Finish review of Latin America Unit test.
2. Complete (paired) jigsaw activity on The History of Canada. (Reading Strategy).
3. Read Sec. 7-1/7-2 (Australia & New Zealand & Pacific Islands) and complete guided reading WS's.

(4/25)
1. Finish 7-1/7-2 guided reading WS's and submit.
2. Label the provinces and major bodies of water on the map of Canada. Be sure to color it in.
3. DEAR time.

Homework

(4/24)
No homework.

(4/25)
Finish map of Canada.

Science

Classwork

(4/24)
1. Record pre/post-test data for Geology & Hydrology units. Analyze performance on each by identifying areas of strength and weakness in both content matter and study skills. Discuss findings.
2. Review Seasons video discussion questions.

(4/25)

1. View video on Heat.
2. DEAR time.

Homework

(4/24)
Complete Sec. 15-3 (Air Pressure) reinforcement WS.

(4/25)
Complete Sec. 16-2 Review at the end of the lesson.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 04:39 PM

April 23, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 4/23)

Classwork
1. Finish old work.
2. Discuss Maori people and culture.
3. Review Latin America Unit test.

Homework
None other than updating your gradesheet. Check i-parent after 8:30 this evening for updates.

Science

Classwork
1. View Wind video and use notes to create an illustration about "Wind." Be sure to show how wind impacts something else and include at least 15 facts from the video.
2. Collect gradesheet for weekly check.

Homework
Finish wind illustration.
Note: Per. 6 will also need to complete 5 illustrations and a brief description of each for the make-up video on Pressure.

All work is due tomorrow.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 05:14 PM

April 20, 2007
Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 4/20)

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Review.

No homework. Remember to update your gradesheet for Tues. You may check i-parent on Sun. for updated scores.

Science

Classwork
1. View video on Pressure. Draw 5 illustrations and briefly describe how they're involved. Period 6 will do this on Mon.

No homework other than updating your gradesheets. You may check i-parent Sun. afternoon for updated scores.

All Students: Thanks for the outstanding job and effort all week in preparation for CRCTs. Kudos! to a job well done.

Posted by Mrs. Brown-Curry at 03:20 PM

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