EeMrs.Wilkie's math blog:
http://blogs.birmingham.k12.mi.us/cookwilkie/comments-by-section/

SPANISH BLOG:
http://blogs.birmingham.k12.mi.us/snyder/

5/6 and 7/8 Math Blog:
http://blogs.birmingham.k12.mi.us/burdickbrown/homework/

Link to T Drive:
https://remote.birmingham.k12.mi.us/__extraweb__realmform?resource=%2Fworkplace%2Faccess%2Fhome&alias=workplace&r0=144&r1=147&r2=151

Criterion
Criterion

Friday June 15
Have the best summer ever!

‍Check out the Joberts Class Slideshow from the last day of school.


  • Keep writing on your DWN - it will remain up for you.
  • Keep looking for digital devices as they have a way of popping up over the summer!
  • Keep updating your reading lists - that's what readers all over the world do. Don't stop reading, EVER!!!!

See you in the fall!!!!

Monday June 11 - Authors' Celebration tomorrow in Room 607!!! 6th starts at 12:45, 5th at 2:00pm
1. Read 20

2. Update reading lists on wiki

3. Find digital devices

Thursday June 7
1.Finish Draft 1 of Hero's Journey fiction story by Thursday June 8.Post to DWN and email to Mr. Joe.
2. Read 20

3. Update reading lists on wiki

4. Find digital devices
Wednesday June 6th

1.Finish Draft 1 of Hero's Journey fiction story by Thursday June 8.Post to DWN and email to Mr. Joe.
2. Read 20

3. Update reading lists on wiki

4. Find digital devices



I'm getting super excited about your inventions, you guys are really making progress! In the spirit of remaining sustainable we have a few requests for items that you may have lying around the house that you could donate instead of the kids having to buy things.If anybody has any of the following items it would be awesome:

Bendy hose

Transparent plastic Measuring cups

2foot by 3 ft sheet of wood or whiteboard

Any unused cloth

Waterproof labels

Tuesday June 6
Please return math and science equipment by Thursday this week-I'll be handing out book fines on Thursday.

Roberts Invention Convention
Since we have not really had time to develop our conversations about our designs as thoroughly as we would like we will extend the deadline for Invention Convention until next week and focus on our key 21st Skills:communication, creative problem solving and high productivity. Lets try and create a fun, CLASSY product

5th Math
Please study for end of yeat test-we will start on Thursday-I will go over review and answer any questions or concerns tomorrow in class.



1. Read 20
2. Update reading lists on wiki
3. Find digital devices
4. Share one thing you took away from the talk on biodiesel by Ben Giovanelli. Be ready to report.
5. Finish Draft 1 of Hero's Journey fiction story by Thursday June 8.Post to DWN and email to Mr. Joe.

Wednesday May 30th
5th Graders Please check with parents that they have returned Camp Forms to the office
5th and 6th Grade Math
Please return by Monday June 4th the SRB books, calculators and geotemplates that you were assigned at the beginning of the year. Unreturned equipment will be given a fine slip which will need to be paid off before our end of year trip!!

Science
Please return your salty story and mixtures and solutions sheet tomorrow-many of you didnt today and an oops pass only gives you one extra day



Please add your Mixtures and solutions page to your digital backpack and write definitions for the vocab I posted yesterday.

1. Read 20
2. Update DRN
3. Find digital devices

Tuesday May 29th
science
Please make a mixtures and solutions page on your wiki and write a defintion for each of these words by Friday
Mixture

Dissolve

Solution

Solute

Solvent

Saturated Solution

Evaporation

Soluble
your Mixtures and solution and salty story answers are due tomorrow

http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MixturesandSolutions/index.html

5th Math
Please finish off Study Link 11.4 and 11.7 Basic Facts due Wednesday-see the 5th grade math page of the wiki

6th Math
Keep studying for your end of year test

1. Read 20
2. Update DRN
3. Find digital devices
4. Share the articleabout Annie, our Covington alumna

Friday May 25
1. Read 20
2. Update DRN
3. Find digital devices

6th Math
Please go over your rveiew-here is an answer key-we can go over any questions you have on Tuesday-have a great weekend

Wednesday 23
6th Math
IXL due Friday
Please keep working on your review

5th Math
Please do the corrections in Unit 10 or any missing pages that you have-these are due tomorrow
Use your review to study for your test tomorrow. If you want to take it on Friday instead just let me know

Science
Please complete your mixtures and solutions sheet
For one night only you can retake your solar system test-retake code is on the solar system page!!

1. Read 20







2. Update DRN







3. Find digital devices

Tuesday May 22

1. Read 20



2. Update DRN



3. Find digital devices

5th Math
Please finish your unit 10 review and your circles sheet if you didnt get to it in class today
Please check powerschool and make sure you have completed all of the pages in Unit10

6th Math
Please complete independent practice and additional ractice pages of lesson 6.5

science
Make sure your invention movie is uploaded to the task 6 page of ingreenious inventions
If you want to retake your solar system test there is a retake test code on the solar system page

Monday May 21
Sciracy Class
Roberts in Room 600c and Jospeh in room 504
During sciracy today please work on your individual inngreenious invention idea. Each member of the team should draw their own invention idea, label it and list the materials needed to build it. It should be an invention that somehow helps the Earth. .You will be required to make a working model if it is chosen by the team so please keep it as realistic as possible. Please add a link to a screenchomp or make and upload a movie explaining what your invention does-it is important for us to b able to hear your voice as you talk about and explain what your invention does. This is due by start of class tomorrow-you can can use your science class time to finish up.( if you need more time or can't post to the wiki page just let me Know :)
Apparently their is an iPad app that allows you to make 3D drawings maybe investigate this to help you create your drawing-the aim is to convince the rest of your team to choose your invention so be as detailed and classy as possible
Thursday
Sciracy Class
Materials manager please go through your emails and see which companies have not replied to you yet-send another email or make a phone call.
Update the Google Doc!!!This is important!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjApEbj7AXqBdHNBZ3VFMWtmYlZ5S0xsQkxsa1duVlE

Everybody elses responsibility today is to to find the email address of somebody who works at a local Birmingham business that is not already on the Google Doc!!Check to see

Send them the following email and attach the flyer and brochure they are on the Birmingham wiki

Dear _

My name is and I am a __grade student at Birmingham Covington School.
We have been working on a sustainability in business project and have made a wiki to demonstrate our learning.
http://doingbusinessinbirmingham.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

We have an honor roll for businesses who employ five or more sustainable practices and I was wondering if you would like to have your company added to the list . I have attached a flyer and a brochure which tells you about the things you can do to become more sustainable. If you wanted to be added to our honor roll just reply and let me know what you are doing to be sustainable in your business.
Please check out a recent newspaper article about this project
http://www.candgnews.com/news/covington-students-help-birmingham-businesses-go-green

Thank you


If you finish you can study for science test


Science Class
You have a test to do online please follow directions

Solar system test . Go tohttp://www.thatquiz.org/and add the code for your class in the bottom rightRoberts Code IIRX8981Joseph CodeDEVI3860

When you finish you can work on your personal action research project or continue to SCAMPER an object on the ingreenious inventions page

5th Math
Please have your journal ready and start to read over 354 while you wait for people to start

6th Math is
Please turn into the bin you 6.3 packet
We are watching a Show today
Tuesday May 15th

1. Read 20

2. Update DRN

3. Find digital devices

4. Finish ISN if did not already in class today.

5th math:
50 minutes of IXL due friday
basic facts(if you havent already)
jp 348 349 350
sl10.4

STUDY FOR SOLAR SYSTEMS TEST


Monday May 14th

Congratulations to 6th grade Workshop today on an awesome teacher lab experience. Our 10 teacher observers were very impressed with your work!

1. Read 20

2. Update DRN

3. Find digital devices

Joberts Homerooms -please check this document to see if you have missing media center materials-the first class to turn everything in wins a party!!

5thMath

Please make surwe you have completed jp 333-334 and Sl 10.i-if youant to try 336-337 that's fine :)

6th Math

Please attempt questions 4, 5 and 6 of the guided practice on 6.3

Science

Please complete solar system review-open response questions should be completed on lined paper-or be typed and attached!!

I will be collecting Module 6 Journal responses when we have completed the unit-please be ready to turn them all in-keep them digitally or in a journal

Friday May 11 - All Joberts Kids: Please email Mr. J by the end of tonight if you would like to attend the BPS Board Meeting on Tuesday May 15 at 7pm. We will present our Sustainability in Business Project. Give three reasons why you would like to present. We would be done by around 7:30pm.

1. Read 20
2. Update DRN
3. Find digital devices
4. Study for SS Chapter 10 test Tuesday May 15

Thursday

6th Math
Finish Journal questions:
When solving for the variable in absolute value equations, why is there often more
than one solution?
2.
How do absolute value problems and the symbol 
translate into disjunction
statements? Give examples.
3.
George says that the solution to the inequality x 84 is x
12. Sally says
that the solution is
x
12 or –4. Who is correct and why?
4.
How many numbers are in the solution set of the equation x 3
6?
5.
Can you think of situations where there would be only one number in the solution
set to solve an absolute value equation?
6.
Explain how to solve
4
x

5.



Social studies

Test on Monday
Things you need to know for Social Studies chapter 10:
  • About the stamp act
  • About the proclamation of 1763
  • Witch part of the government passes laws
  • What the Townshend
  • What led to the Boston tea party
  • The meta4s (when you go to the movie with your friends and you have to pay for him.) that’s a meta4 for the quartering act!
  • You have to create your own meta4 too!

Hope you have a GREAT test



Wednesday May 9
1. Read 20
2. Update DRN
3. Find digital devices

Tuesday may 8
Goal reflections due
Science:
Space tours due at end of class tomorrow. you should have your team pages done.

5th Math:
test on friday, finish all of the unit 9 study links and all the pages we worked on today.
basic facts due tomorrow.

Friday May 4


1. Read 20 minutes
2. Update DRN pages
3. Share one story from one TFK you received today with a parent/guardian.
4. Find digital devices

Thursday May 3rd
Everybody please wear your Joberts T shirts tomorrow
6th Math
Please study for your unit 9 test which maybe tomorrow!!
5th Math
Please complete journal pages we worked on in class today:
314,321,322,324,Sl 9.6 and 9.8
Science
Don't forget that you can get extra credit for sending me a photo of you posting our Doing Business in Birmingham flyers or handing out our brochure to local businesses
Tuesday May 1

1. Finish Eagle Rock voki if you have not already. It is past due and now late. Email link to Mr. Joe.
2. Read 20 minutes
3. Update DRN pages
4. Find digital devices

Monday April 30th

6th Math

Please finish off jp 359-360, 362, 364 and Sl's 9.11 and 9.12

5th Math

SL9.2

Friday April 27


1. Finish Eagle Rock voki by Friday April 27. Email link to Mr. Joe.
2. Read 20 minutes
3. Update DRN pages
4. Find digital devices

Thursday
6th Math
IXL due tomorrow
Finish jp 356-357
5th Math
IXL due tomorrow

Tuesday April 24
1. Finish Eagle Rock voki by Friday April 27. Email link to Mr. Joe.
2. Read 20 minutes
3. Update DRN pages
4. Find digital devices
5. 5th graders finish the packet from the story today if you haven't already

5th Math
Test on Thursday
Basic facts due tomorrow
Finish review if you haven't already
Mixed quiz 17 corrections and math goal due Monday

Monday April 23rd
1. Read 20 minutes
2. Update DRN pages
3. Find digital devices

Author Gary Schmidt Tuesday 4.24 at Baldwin Library. If you attend, please use this evaluation to provide feedback to the Birmingham Education Fund, who sponsors the visit.

Please join the Doing Business in Birmingham Wiki

http://doingbusinessinbirmingham.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/
Goal reflections due tomorrow - Roberts hard copies to Mrs. R, Joseph emails to Mr. Joe.

Please vote on our endangered species:

http://thinkinggreen.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Endangered+Species+2012



1. Read 20 minutes
2. Update DRN page
3. Find digital devices


6th Math
This week has been messy with Rouge trips etc.
By Tuesday you will need to have finished:
jp 338-339,341,343,345, 346-347 (try)
Sl 9.1-9.7
Mixed quiz 17 corrections and math goal due Friday
IXL Minutes due Friday

5th Math
Please come to class on Monday with the following assignments completed:
jp 277-278, 280-282, 288-289 and study links 8:10-8.12
Please complete as much of the unit 8 review as possible, we will go over in class on Tuesday
Mixed quiz 16 corrections and math goal due Tuesday
IXL Minutes due Friday



Monday April 16th
Welcome to Quarter 4! This quarter late assignments will only be accepted up to one week after the due date !Try to be more conscientious with turning assignments in on time-lets finish strong!!
Science
tomorrow you should come to class with your lined paper assignment from class today. Everybody has to complete their own assignment.
It should include:
Date, the Question, hypothesis, a statement of what you will need to study and research in order to try and prove your hypothesis, 3 reliable sources that you have found to help you answer the question. this is as far as you should have gottne today in class so please come prepared tomorrow

6th math
please finish lesson 9.5 and study link 9.5
IXL and /or problem due Friday

5th Math
IXL 50 minutes due Friday
Basic Facst due Wednesday
Please finish the journal pages you started in class today
Sunday April 15th
Hey everybody I have updated all grades and I'm ready to export. Please check them over carefully and if you have any questions please let me know-Mrs R
Friday April 13th

1. Read 20 minutes


2. Update DRN page


3. Find digital devices


Science-
Finish science Voki's on the Solar System if you haven't already.

5th Math-
Math Goal And Mixed Quiz Corrections Due Monday!

Thursday April 12th


1. Read 20 minutes


2. Update DRN page


3. Find digital devices

Wednesday Aprill 11th


1. Read 20 minutes

2. Update DRN page

3. Find digital devices
4. Complete all missing work by Thursday.

There was a typo on our field trip letters yesterday We leave for the movie at 12:45pm and we leave for the River Rouge at 11:50 pm

6th Math
Because of the Disability Workshop I wont be able to teach class tomorrow. When I see you all again on Thursday you should have completed:
JP 324-326, jp 328, Jp 332, jp 337 and Sl 9.1 and 9.2

5th math

Because of the Disability Workshop I wont be able to teach class tomorrow. When I see you all again on Thursday you should have completed:
Jp 277-278, Sl 8.8 and 8.9, And if you finished all of those, 280

Engage
Roberts Engage Groups please be ready for our Skype session on Friday by having the answers to these questions ready:

1. One interesting fact about BCS

2.What are you hoping to get out of this experience?

3. One question about Bear Creek Elementary.

4. What do you think has been the greatest Earth Friendly Invention in Recent Years?

5. One interesting fact about yourself





Science
Please check your grades in science. I have a lot of missing assignments and the gradebook closes on Thursday.If you want to get correction points back on your moon Dance packet they have to be turned in by Thursday
Monday April 9
Letters for theRouge, Earth day and photo packets went home today
6th Math
Mixed quiz 16 corrections and math gola due Friday
IXl due Friday ( Can swap 15 minutes of IXL for a problem)

5th Math
Basic Facst due Wednesday
IXL due Friday
Mixed quiz 15 corrections and math goal due Monday


1. Read 20 minutes
2. Update DRN page
3. Find digital devices
4. 5th Grade Battlers - Take Battle Survey

Friday 30th

Trip cancelled-so SaD :( we will reschedule!!

Please have a goal reflection ready to turn in on Monday

6th Math

Please go to the following link and complete the assignment-it will be homework if you do not complete it in class today

http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/iadventure/festival/openingstory.html


5th Math
please complete your mixed number worksheet and get it graded before you move on to fabulous fun friday

science
Please email me the list of twenty you got to turn off their lights for Earth Hour
Extra Credit available for creating a photosynth of how you spent Earth Hour

Read 20 minutes
Update lists
Find digital devices for donation
Extra credit for anyone who posts videos and photos to their wiki page and sends the link to Mr. Joe

Engage

We watched the absent Minded Professor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tsBe6U9mQ

Create a new page in your digital backpack under Engage called Invention convention.Answer the follwoing questions after watching the movie

1. How did the inventor get the idea for Flubber?

2. Did Flubber have negative or positive impact on the community? Explain:

3. What character traits does an inventor need in order to be successful?

4.What did you learn about the invention process from this movie?

5. Have you any invention ides of your own after watching the movie?

Thursday March 29

Dont forget to wear your class shirt and have green hair tomorrow!!!

Science

Complete your Moon Dance worksheets-due tomorrow

http://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=T39BC-4024
5th Math
jp274-275
studylink 8.8
6th Math
IXL due tomorrow

Wednesday March 28

Science: Extra Credit What is gravity assist ? How does NASA use it?
Have you got your 20 people for Erath Hour yet?

5th Math
Basic facts was due today
Finish jp 274 Try this problems are extra credit-remember 19 feet and 1/4 of an inch is the same as 19 and 1/48 feet!!
IXL

6th Math
IXL due Friday


Tuesday march 27


5th Math

finish jp 273 ,IXL and Basic facts

LA

read 20 mins

Monday March 26
1. Read "Eagle Rock" For 20 minutes2.
2.Update DRN.
3. Ask around for more laptops for school use!
5th Math
Please complete journal page sa264-265 and Study Link 8.6
Basic Fasct due Wednesday
IXL due Friday
6th Math
Please complete your Unit 8 Review due Tomorrow
IXL due Friday

Science
Roberts Complete page 4 of gravity and orbit sheet
Joseph-Finish number 7 on gravity and orbit sheet

Friday March 23

Have parents comment on Downtown Detroit Wiki page

Thursday March 22

1. Read "Eagle Rock" For 20 minutes

2. Update DRN.

3. Ask around for more laptops for school use!

Wednsday March 21

1. Read "Eagle Rock" For 20 minutes
2. Update DRN.
3. Ask around for more laptops for school usage!
4. If you did not have your conference today, it will be tomorrow.
5. Make sure you wiki is in shape for confrences!


Tuesday March 20
1. Read 20
2. Update DRN.
3. Find old digital devices for school use.
4. Conferences tomorrow and Thursday
5. Read TFK about animals in the movies.

Monday March 19th
Please collect your twenty names of people who will participate in earth Hour
5th Math
Please make sure your conference reflection is on your wiki
Basic Facts due wednesday
IXL due friday
Unit 8 vocab due Friday
6th math
Please finish Sl 8.8 and 8.9Friday March 16th
Keep reaching out to people to accept our Earth Hour challenge-20 people each should help us reach our target
Science
Finish up you national park project-due Monday
5th Math
If you can record your reflection at home and post to your wiki that would be awesome

Thursday March 15, 2012
1. Read 20
2. Update DRN.
3. Find old digital devices for school use.
4. Share The Girl Scouts TFK with an adult if you haven't already



Thank you for the pic Maggie!

tuseday march 13

5th math IXL

basic facts

Monday March 12, 2012
1. Email your parent(s) with a link to your digital essay. Ask them to watch it and offer you a rose. CC Mr. J. When they reply, fwd me the email for bonus.
2. Email someone who is not family who may be interested in watching your digital essay. CC Mr. J. When they reply, fwd me the email for bonus.
3.Email someone else who is not family who may be interested in watching your digital essay. CC Mr. J. When they reply, fwd me the email for bonus.
4. Read 20
5. . Update DRN.
6. . Find old digital devices for school use.

Wednesday March 7, 2012

5th Grade Math
Finish study links 8.1 - 8.4 and IXL due Friday

Friday March 9th
5th Math
Unit 8 Vocab is due next Friday
Basic Facst due Wednesday
6th Math
Unit 8 vocab was due today,
IXl
Science
EC opportunity-draw/paint a vision of your city of the future
Game design -keep working the due date has been extended
You need to finish your paragraph about cities of the future due Monday
Thursday March 8

6th graders - Lansing trip tomorrow. Bring a lunch. Wear nice clothes.

1. Read 20
2. Update DRN.
3. Find old digital devices for school use.

Tuesday March 6, 2012 -
Authors' Celebration tomorrow, March 7. 12:45-1:55 6th Grade, 2:00-3:15 5th Grade. RSVP to Mr. J if you haven't already. Bring simple snack to share.
6th math
Go back 248, 249, 251 and 252 and do corrections due tomorrow
Basic Facts due tomorrow
Start banking IXL, due Friday
5th grade math

Sl 8.1-8.3

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use
4. Save youtube songs as mp3 files here.

Monday March 5
1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use
4. Save youtube songs as mp3 files here.

We will if you will Earth Hour ideas-post them here

5th Math
IXL and basic facts

6th Math
Journal pages 278-279
IXL


Wednesday February 29th
Please bring your T shirt money in ASAP!
Your sentence for your locker that Mr Hartley requested is due tomorrow
5th Math and 6th Math Reflection
Go to the math page of your digitial back pack and make a subtitle Reflection 2/29/2012.
Answer the following questions thoroughly:
What did you think of the unit 7 test today?
What was difficult or challenging? Explain why?
What do you think are three important qualities you need to be successful in math? Explain why.
What do you think you can do to become more successful in math?
What can I do to help you to become more successful in math?
Keep banking your IXL Minutes due Friday

Engage
Make a team page on the Game design page of the wiki-I want to see at least three ideas for what you have for a topic for your game
Tuesday February 28th
Go Joberts Team-Your T shirts are in , please bring in your $10 ASAP!
6th Math
Practice for test tomorrow using these resources
Bank your IXL minutes
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/APR4/PracTre.htm

http://worksheets.tutorvista.com/tree-diagram-worksheet.html
5th Math
Basic Facts due tomorrow
IXL minutes due Friday
Science
Please be looking inot the winners of the STEM game challenge from previous years and be thinking about your topic
History of Detroit Corrections due Thursday
Monday February 27th
Please complete this survey to help Chance:
Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool.


Class T shirts are here yeah!! You all have a shirt ready to be picked up! You have the same size shirt that you asked for your Rouge Tshirt. Class T shirts are $10, please bring in ASAP!
5th Math
Please do your study link corrections due tomorrow-this is a great way to study for your test tomorrow
Don't forget to start banking your IXL Minutes
6th Math
Please make sure you have a completed review ready for unit 7 tomorrow
Please be banking your IXL minutes
Science
On your wiki for week 4 you should have embedded your game(Kodu people should have a screenshot)
You should have 3 people play your game and leave you a comment using the comment tabs!
Corrections on your History of Detroit test are due Thursday

Friday February 17th

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class when you get back from Winter Break!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. BONUS POINT OPPORTUNITY!!Take pictures of your Winter Break week and post them in a creative way on the LA page of your digital backpack.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.

Thursday February 16th
Hey everyone tomorrow is the last day for the Gleaners food drive. I will give one point of extra credit for each of the follwoing items that you bring in:
Canned tuna, salmon or other fish, canned chicken breast, canned beef, beef or chicken stew, meat or chicken chili, roast or corned beef hash, canned chicken dumplings, chunky soups, baked beans, and peanut butter. you cannot bring anything else that is not on this list. if you do, it will not be donated to gleaners, and you will not get extra credit.

5th Math
Please try to bank 50 minutes of IXL practice
Start to study for your test on the monday after break!
The people who will ace it are the ones who listen + study hard!!!

6th Math
Keep banking your 75 minutes of IXL
Try to think of your carnival game that fits your probability

Science
The next step of you national park project is due tomorrow about geological features in your park-see the rubric on the Earth science page of the wiki
Tomorrow will be game design day, we will spend class trying to help you all achive week 4's challenge

Wednesday February 15th
5th Math
Please finish the unit 7 review due tomorrow
Keep working on your 50 minutes of IXL

6th Math
Please finish packet from today
Keep working on your 75 minutes of IXL

Science
Geologic features aspect of the national park project is due Friday
Game design challenge week 4 due Thursday for Roberts Friday for Jospeh


1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!


2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.


3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Tuesday February 14
Great Party today, thanks so much to our parents for all of your help!Can't wait to see what other talents you have over the next few days.

5th Math
Basic facts due tomorrow
Study Links in Unit 7 due tomorrow
Keep working on banking your 50 minutes of IXL

6th Math
Keep working on IXL
Study Links due tomorrow in unit 7

Science
Weathering and erosion packet due tomorrow
Week 4 Gaming challenge due Thursday
National parks geologic features due Friday ( see national Park rubric on Earth science page)

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!

2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use


Monday February 13th
Please complate this survey to help Chance:
Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool.

1. Check out the results of the Super Hero Training Academy survey.
2. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Friday February 10th

The start of Quarter 3 has been a challenge for some of you according to my gradebook. Please check powerschool this weekend and see if you have any missing assignments. If you complete them you must email me as I will not go back into wikis to check for missing assignments.

Goal reflections are due on Monday.

Science
Science retake test will be on Monday lunch. People who have no review on their wikis for the test will not have the option of a retake

6th math
Please start banking IXL minutes for next week

5th Math
Please start banking IXL 50 minutes for next week

Thursday February 9th


1. Please take this STA survey. if you haven't already
2. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Wednesday February 8th

6+ Math
Keep working on banking your 75 minutes of IXL
5th Math
See yesterdays homework
Science

Earth science review (game by Chance)



Roberts Cyberfair project due at end of class tomorrow

Tuesday February 7th

Great field trip today, hope you all enjoyed it!!
5th Math
Because of the mixed up schedule this week I will not see the 5th grade math calss until thursday so all of the following assignments are due then
Mixed quiz 13 corrections and math goal due Thursday
Basic Facts due Thursday
Please make sure you have finished first two pages of the packet you recieved in class today
Keep practicing on IXL-50 minutes due by Friday

6th Math
Please make sure the first two pages of your packet due tomorrow
75 minutes of IXL practice due Thursday

Science
Please return your textbook tomorrow
Your week 3 challenge reflection for the Game design Unit is due Thursday
Your national park project should have information about the types of rocks that can be found at your park with an explanation of why and some examples of specific types of rocks
Your Cyberfair powerpoint is due at end of class on Thursday( Roberts Only)

1. Friday 2.3.12. Please take this STA survey. if you haven't already
2. Read and share TFK article. Report to Mr. J on Wednesday
3. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use


Monday February 6th

several of you still owe me a permission slip for the field trip tomorrow-please scroll down to find the permission slip in last weeks homework assignments

Science
Study for test tomorrow

6th Math
Please finish Carnival Games worksheet due tomorrow

5th Math
Basic Facst due Wednesay

Friday February 3

1. Friday 2.3.12. Please take this STA survey. if you haven't already
2. Read and share TFK article. Report to Mr. J on Tuesday.
3. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Thursday February 2

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Watch Ice Age Death Trap, a program Katie Sands' sister worked on

Wednesday February 1st

Please complete your nature center field trip form and return ASAP!


Ice Age Death trap airs tonight on PBS

6th math
Please finish off study Link 7.3
You need to bank 75 minutes of IXL by tomorrow
Mixed quiz 14 and math goal due on Monday
5th Math
Mixed quiz 13 and math corrections due next Wednesday
Try questions 1-3 on page 233
Science
Your week 2 challenge reflection on game design is due Friday
Your science review is due Monday


Tuesday January 31st

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use
4. Battle of the Books Info.[[file/view/Battle%20News%20and%20Dates%201%2030%202012.doc|Battle News and Dates 1 30 2012.doc]]
5. Finish and email link to essay to Mr. Joe by tonight
6. Share the kindness video with an adult

5th Math
Please finish off jp 229-230
and sl's 7.1-7.7
basic Fact due tomorrow
IXL extra credit for every medal
6th Math
Please finish off jp 250-252
Sl 7.1 and 7.2
75 minutes of IXL need to be banked ny Thursday night!!

Science
test is coming up -start reviewing and studying
Roberts-Mystery Rock due tomorrow

Monday January 30

Science

Week 2 reflection on Game design due Thursday. What can you do with Sound? Check the game design page

5th Math

Basic Fact due Wednesday
Please finish jp 222-223 and Sl 7.5

6th Math

Please do corrections on Jp 241, 244 Sl 6.11 and 6.12-due tomorrow


1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

4. Share shipwreck story from TFK with adult at home and be prepared to share on Tuesday.
5. Battle of the Books Info.Battle News and Dates 1 30 2012.doc

Friday January 27th

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use
4. Share shipwreck story from TFK with adult at home and be prepared to share on Tuesday.
5. Science journal log due Thursday on your game design page

Thursday January 26th

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!

2. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use
5. 504 only - Design a cover for the double light switches at BCS that exposes only one switch and covers the other one.

1.26.jpg

Wednesday January 25th

6th Math

Mixed quiz 13 and math goal due Friday

Unit 6 Review due Friday

5th Grade Math

None

Engage

You should have your week 1 reflection about your game design in your digital backpack by Friday
What have you learned about your program so far?
How many different ways did you get objects to move?
What did you find challenging?
What questions do you have?
Is there anything you would like help with?

Science Homework for 1-24-12

Minerals worksheet use pages 114-134 in your textbook to help you.

Monday January 23

Keep working on those Goals-another reflection is due on Monday

6th Math

Please check powerschool and turn in any corrections tomorrow before my gradebook closes

Math Goal and mixed quiz 13 corrections due Friday

5th math

Please complete jp 206 ans sl 7.1

Check powerschool and turn in any corrections or missing work tomorrow-gradebook closed tomorrow

Science

Cyberfair questions need to be answered throughouly before you can begin your powerpoint. Please trun in any missing science work or corrections tomorrow-gradebook closes tomorrow


1. Read Book Club book for at least 20 minutes. Remember you have to read it at least twice by January 20. Bring your book to class!!



2. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)




3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.



4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

6thMath
Finish up jp 240 241 and. Sl 6 .11

5th Math
Basic facts due Wednesday

Science
keep experimenting with your programming tool as part of Game Design to see what you can make it do in terms of movement

Roberts Kids Cyberfair
The answers to the CyberfairThe questions are due on your web page on Monday

Keep working on your goals-there will be another reflection due in one week.


1. Read Book Club book for at least 20 minutes. Remember you have to read it at least twice by January 20. Bring your book to class!!

2. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)


3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Science

The rock page of your team wiki is due at start of class tomorrow

During class you can work on your national park project , Game design or Cyberfair

Wednesday January 18

6th Math

Finish JP 228 and 230-231

5th Math

Studyfor test tomorrow-your unit 6 review will be collected tomorrow

Science

the next piece of your national park project is due Friday-explain how yourpark was created from a geologic perspective

Engage

Be ready to tell me what program you want t use for Game design-please research and make a careful decision


1/2. Share TFK with parent/guardian
1. Sign this petition regarding Honey Bees
2. Read Book Club book for at least 20 minutes. Remember you have to read it at least twice by January 20.

3. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Friday January 13

I hope you have been working hard to achieve your goals, your next goal reflection is due on Tuesday

Science

The next sectin of your national park project is due on Friday. On your wiki page please explain in detail how your park was created from a geolgic perspective. Use your textbook to help you and include at least one graphic or image to help describe how your park was made.

Engage

Please be ready to tell me which programming tool you would like to use on Thursday-check out the resources on the engage Game Design page to help you make your decision.

6th Math

Unit 12 math goals due Wednesday

5th Math

Please make sure you have finished up the pages in unit 6 that we have been working on.

Thursday January 12, 2012

On Friday, students will take the second part of the that they began today.

They will, on a sheet of paper, using only pencil:

Design and draw a monument to European Exploration that has four parts:
  1. Human figures or symbols drawn that represent the positive impacts (things that happened) of the explorers
  2. AND Human figures or symbols drawn that represent the negative impacts (things that happened) of the explorers
  3. A plaque that explains in words the positive impacts (things that happened) of the explorers
  4. AND also explains in words the negative impacts (things that happened) of the explorers

2. Sign this petition regarding Honey Bees
3. Read Book Club book for at least 20 minutes. Remember you have to read it at least twice by January 20.

4. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

5. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
6. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use (especially as some people get new digital devices over the holidays!)

Wednesday January 11th

6th Math

Please complete jp 222-223

Unit 6 Vocab due Friday

5th Math

Please finish jp 183-185, Sl 6.5 and 6.6

Unit 6 Vocab due Friday


Science
What makes a game so enjoyable? Addictive? Appealing?


Tuesday January 10th

Science please finish your poster and label the following elements:
Magma
Mid Ocean Ridge
Trench
Tectonic Plate
Volcano
Continental Crust
Oceanic Crust
Divergent Plate Boundary
Convergent Plate Boundary
Mountains
Please check your science gradebook. Any missing assignments are due tomorrow-I will not be going back after that

6th Math

Please finish Jp 218-220
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due tomorrow
Unit 6 Vocab due friday


5th Math
Basic Facts due tomorrow REMEMBER: do 100 now.
Sl 6.5
Unit 6 Vocab due Friday

Monday January 9

Math boxes 6.4

SL 6.4

1. Sign this petition regarding Honey Bees
2. Read Book Club book for at least 20 minutes. Remember you have to read it at least twice by January 20.

3. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use (especially as some people get new digital devices over the holidays!)

Friday January 6
Sign this petition regarding Honey Bees

1. Read Book Club book for at least 20 minutes. Remember you have to read it at least twice by January 20.

2. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use (especially as some people get new digital devices over the holidays!)

Science

Make a page on your team wiki called Tectonic Plates. On that page each member of your team should be responsible for one of these boundaries:Divergent Boundary, Convergent Boundary and Transform Boundary
Describe the movement and activity that occurs at the boundary and add an image
On your national park page add an image or picture of tectonic plate boundaries and indictae where your park is

6th Math
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due Monday
Unit 6 Vocab due friday 13th

5th Math
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due Wednesday
Unit 6 Vocab due friday 13th
Basic Facst 100 of each due wednesday
Finish off the journal pages we did this week

Wednesday January 4th

5th Math

Please finish off jp 165, 166 and sl 6.2

6th Math

Finish off odd qu's on jp 209, even qu's on sl 6.2, Jp 211-212
Science
Your project answering the questions we made in class today is due at end of class tomorrow so if you need to work on it some tonight please do so!!

1. Read Book Club book for at least 20 minutes. Remember you have to read it at least twice.


2. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)



3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use (especially as some people get new digital devices over the holidays!)

Happy 2012!!

Due Wednesday January 4th

Your next Goal Reflection!!

Science
Research your national park and add to your wiki page about your park ,the date it became a park and why it was made into a national park ( NOT HOW IT WAS CREATED) why did somebody think it was important to turn it inot a National Park. Look through these photosynths and see if you can find one of your park. If so embed it on your wiki page
http://photosynth.net/search.aspx?q=national%20parks
5th Math
Please ask and adult how many states they have visited.
Complete Study Link 6.1 and basic facst due tomorrow as always!!
Unit 6 vocab is on the math page if you would like to start. It is due on january 13th
6th Math
Finish off jp 205-206 Sl 6.1


1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)



2. Read 20 minutes

3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use (especially as some people get new digital devices over the holidays!)
5. Do corrections on Chapter 4 SS test as needed.
6. Get parent/guardian signature on SS test and return tomorrow.

Thursday December 15th

Don't forget to get your Green Elephant Gift ready for tomorrows Party

5th Math
None -you had a test today

6th Math
None-you had a test today

Science-
please make sure that you have made a wiki page for your national park and answered the following question:
When did you park become a national park and why?
Climate Change presentation is due on the final task page of the wiki by end of day tomorrow

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)



2. Read 20 minutes

3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use (especially as some people get new digital devices over the holidays!)

Wednesday December 14th

Don't forget to get your Green Elephant Gift ready for Fridays Party
Science
Please create a page for your national park and link it to your team earth science page on the wiki. On your national park page answer this question:
  • What year did the park become an official National Park and why?

5th Math
  • Study for test tomorrow

6th Math
  • Study for test tomorrow

Tuesday December 13th

5th math

Continue to study for test on Thursday by doing your corrections on journal pages 134-135, and 138-140.If you didn't finish the review please do so tonight. Ganes to help with these concepts are:

http://www.quia.com/jg/66061.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/saloonsnap.html
http://www.helpingwithmath.com/resources/games/fraction_game3/matching.html

Basic Facst due tomorrow
6th Math
Finish Review and study for test on Thursday
Science
Finish Convection Currents in the Earth sheet

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

2. Last day to vote on Digital Readers Notebook Page or here.
3. Read 20 minutes
4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.

Monday December 12th

5th Math
Our Unit 5 test will be on Thursday so we need to start studying. Corrections on Journal pages 122,124,129,130-132 are due tomorrow. The following games would be good to help you study:
http://www.dositey.com/2008/math/mistery2.html
http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp
http://www.funbrain.com/fract/index.html
Or you can be using IXL to practice Fractions: parts and wholes, comparing and ordering fractions,making equivalent fractionsRenaimng fractions as decimals.

6th Math
Twenty Minutes on Mid Year assessment-One problem is due this week from your problems packet

Science
Your Earth Interior Poster is due at Start of class tomorrow

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)




2. Vote on Digital Readers Notebook Page or here.



3. Read 20 minutes




4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.



5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.


Friday December

6Th Math

Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due Monday

5th Math

Finish all the pages and study links in Unit 5 up to SL 5.9

This is an awesome website for fun math games

Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due Monday

http://multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

How to play Tug Team

  1. make up a name to have for the game
  2. join a group- public (free to anybody who wants to play) or private (requires a password)
  3. Play

Times for this weekend:

Friday~ 5:30

Saturday~ 3:00

Sunday~ 4:30




Science

Keep thinking about poster design for Earths interior

Your final park decision is due Monday

Math Homework-If homework in math is taking longer than 20 minutes please stop and talk to me about it the next day or email me any questions or concerns !! :)

Thursday December 8th

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)


2. Vote on Digital Readers Notebook Page or here.

3. Read 20 minutes


4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.

6. Spelling packet

7. Study for spelling bee, Monday December 12.

5th Math
Please finish off journal pages 147-8 and Sl 5.8
6th Math
mixed quiz corrections and math goal due Monday
Science
Check out the National Parks website and be browsing for a national park that is interesting from a geologic standpoint-you can find one somehwere else in the world if you wish
Test Corrections


Wednesday December 7th

6th Math
Study for test tomorrow
Mixed quiz 10 corrections and math goal due Monday

5th Math
Finish off Jp 145, Sl 5.7 and Mb 5.6
Mixed quiz 10 corrections an dmath goal due Monday

Science
Please keep checking out the national parks and thinking about which one you would like to study from a geologic point of view
Tuesday December 6

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

2. Vote on Digital Readers Notebook Page or here.

3. Read 20 minutes

4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.
6. Spelling packet
7. Study for spelling bee, Monday December 12.

6th Math
Please finish off the unit 5 Review

5th Math
Basic Facts due tomorrow
Please complete jo 142-use chart in front cover of your book to help you
Mixed quiz 10 corrections due next Monday
Science
Please be checking out the national parks that you would like to study during this new unit


Monday December 5th
Vote for class t shirt color


Sciracy
Please be ready for your presentation on Thrsday. here is the rubric:


5th Math

Please do correction on jp 129-132
Finish off jp 134-135 and jp 138-9
Unit 5 vocab due tomorrow

6th Math
Finish off page 194-195 197 and sl 5.9




6th Math
Mixed quiz 9 corrections and homework

5th Math
Please finish jp 120-132
Mixed quiz 9 corrections and math goal due Monday

Science
End of unit test on Monday. Check out the review on the energy page-great way to study is to make your own voki "conversations " on your energy wiki page
This is another great study tool for test:

http://www.cstephenmurray.com/onlinequizes/physics/workandenergy/kineticvspotentialenergy.htm

Thursday December 1st
Thanks so much Mrs Sullivan for agreeing to be at Open House in my absence!If you would like to be an ambassador in my classroom on Sunday please return thsi form to me ASAP

Science
Don't forget our end of unit science test is on Monday. Check out the funniest science review ever on the energy page of the wiki

Spelling
Read 30 minutes
Finish up reflections if you haven't already
Open House this sunday 1:00-3:00 Ambassadors be there 12:45 SHARP


Wednesday November 30th
If anybody has a parent who can be here for open house on Sunday please have them email me-I'm also missing a lot of goal reflections fromgoal setting conferences-please return ASAP-I emailed them to all of you at the conference

5th Math
Please complete a math goal for mixed quiz 9 and return next Monday

6th Math
Finish up everything that we have been working on this week-we should all be back together tomorrow so can move on (look at 6Th Math page of wiki)

Science
Finish off the second Phet Lab sheet-due tomorrow
Start studying for test. see energy review page


1. Reflections Contest - We will be working on our Reflections entries in school, but some of you may need to complete parts at home. All Reflections entries must be turned in to the media center by the end of the day on Monday December 5.


2. GET ALL REFLECTIONS ENTRY FORMS SIGNED AND RETURNED ASAP.

3. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)


4. Read 20 minutes



5. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.


6. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.


Tuesday November 29

Today we spent a lot of time in class talking about missing assignments. I have made a page with the suggestions we came up with called Homework Strategies-please read and add to it any ideas that you may have!
If you have a parent who would like to be in my classroom during Open House please get them to email me!

5th Math
Please finish jp 121-123 and Study Link 5.1

Science
Roberts: Finish page 1 of Skatepark packet
Check Powerschool for missing assignments and turn them in ASAP!Our End of unit test will be on Monday
6th Math
Please finish up work that was on the 6+Math page of the wiki and Jp 178-179
Science


1. Reflections Contest - We will be working on our Reflections entries in school, but some of you may need to complete parts at home. All Reflections entries must be turned in to the media center by the end of the day on Thursday December 1.

2. GET ALL REFLECTIONS ENTRY FORMS SIGNED AND RETURNED TOMORROW!

3. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

4. Read 20 minutes


5. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

6. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.
7. Chapter 3 test signed and rewrites due tomorrow.


Monday November 28

1. Reflections Contest - We will be working on our Reflections entries in school, but some of you may need to complete parts at home. All Reflections entries must be turned in to the media center by the end of the day on Thursday December 1.

2. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)


3. Read 20 minutes


4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.



Friday November 22nd
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and well-deserved break!! If any parents or students would like to be ambassadors in our classrooms for Open House at BCS on Sunday December 4 from 1-3pm, please email us and let us know - Mr. and Mrs. Joberts.

Fist goal reflection is due Monday-can be digital or hardcopy whatever you prefer

1. Thanksgiving Poem - Students must read their Thanksgiving poem to an adult or in front of the family on Thanksgiving. Extra credit for tears of pride and video uploaded to your digital backpack. Mr. Joe will be asking you about this on Monday.

2. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

3. Read 20 minutes

4. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
5. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.

Science
Please take this online quiz-you can take it as amny times as you like:

http://www.quia.com/pop/366040.html

6th Math
Jp 175-176 sl 5.4 Unit 5 vocab due Monday

5th math
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due Monday
Bsic Facst due tomorrow

Monday November 21st

6th Math

Please finish off jp 166-7

sl 5.2. jp 169-172 and Sl 5.3

5th Math

Basic Facts due Wednesday

Science

If you have any outstanding worksheets lurking in lockers please turn them in tomorrow

Friday November 18

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)



2. Read 20 minutes



3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.


4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.


Thursday November 17th

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)


2. Read 20 minutes


3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.

5, Read and share the Nifty Narratives Joberts Anthology by Friday 11.18

6. Make sure your DWN and DBP are updated.

7. Send a friend request to Mr. Joe on Goodreads.

Wednesday November 16th

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

2. Read 20 minutes

3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.
5. Email Mr. Joe the link to a song with lyrics that has a message of compassion, joy, wisdom or fortitude.
6, Read and share the Nifty Narratives Joberts Anthology by Friday 11.18
7. Make sure your DWN and DBP are updated.
8. Send a friend request to Mr. Joe on Goodreads.

6th Math

Unit 4 vocab due tomorrow

5th Math

Study for tets tomorrow

Science

Post discussion threads for the next three product life cycle presentations on the energy page

Tuesday November 15th

6th Math

Please study for your test tomorrow Unit 4 vocab is due Thursday

5th Math

Please finish Sl 4.6, M.B. 4.6, jp 116, and your unit 4 review . We will test on Thurdsay or Friday depending on the schedule

Science

Please check out the first three Life Prodcut Cyles presentations on the energy page of the wiki and leave a useful comment for the team that will help them do even better next time

Monday 14th November

I'm so happy to be back!!I have much to share and learn with all of you guys!!

6th Math

Unit 4 vocab is due Thursday November 17th

Unit 4 review due tomorrow at start of class

Movie should be posted in the Joberts Academy by end of class tomorrow

5th Math

Please finish jp 111-113

Unit 4 Vocab due Wednesday Nov 16th

Basic Facts are due Wednesday

Sciracy

Joberts 2011 T shirt Design due tomorrow

Life Cycle of a Product presentation due tomorrow


1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)
2. Read 20 minutes
3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.
5. Invite friends and family to our Authors' Celebration tomorrow November 15. RSVP to Mr. Joe.

Fabulous Friday, 11/11/11!!!

Science
tentatively due Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

Math 5
No homework. Great job this week!

Math 6
Videos are due Monday.
1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)
2. Read 20 minutes
3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.
5. Invite friends and family to our Authors' Celebration on Tuesday November 15.
6. Mo-Vember. Mr. Joe is growing a mustache in the month of November to raise money for men's cancers in honor of his sister Andi who died a year ago. Check out his page.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)
2. Read 20 minutes
3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.
5. Invite friends and family to our Authors' Celebration on Tuesday November 15.
6. Mo-Vember. Mr. Joe is growing a mustache in the month of November to raise money for men's cancers in honor of his sister Andi who died a year ago. Check out his page.

Math 5
Journal page 110 and Study Link 4.5
Math 6
Mixed Quiz #6 corrections and math goal due tomorrow. Mixed Quiz #7 corrections and math goal due Monday. Study Link 4.11 due tomorrow. Begin working on Unit 4 Review. More in-class time will be given tomorrow, along with time to film your videos.
Science
Enlightening Investigation and Generation of Electricity Investigation are due tomorrow. See the Energy page on the wiki for the link to the phet electricity generation applet.


Wednesday November 9, 2011


Math 5
Journal Pages 106 and 107. Study Links 4.1, 4.2, and 4.4

Math 6
Journal Page 160. Study Links 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, and 4.10

Science
Enlightening Investigation due Friday (11/11/11). Air Leak Investigation due tomorrow!

1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

2. Read 20 minutes

3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.

4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use.

5. Study for Social Studies Chapter 3 test tomorrow. Use study guide from class today. If you review the sections in Chapter 3, and are familiar with the activities we did in the Interactive Student Notebook for Chapter 3, then you should be successful.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - Report cards were sent home today!!! Pleaser return envelope signed by tomorrow.



Battle of the Books is here! Watch the videos.


1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)

2. Read 20 minutes

3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook

4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use



Math 5
Finish Journal page 104. Complete SL 4.3.
Math 6
Journal pages 152-155 (most completed in class). SL 4.5 and 4.6.
Science
Extra credit due Friday.
Due Thursday: Air Leak Worksheet (middle section is not optional, but no caulking needs to be done). A copy is attached if you lost yours!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Battle of the Books is here! Watch the videos.
1. Read at least three Battle books and take the AR test between now and January 27, 2012 (5th Grade only)
2. Read 20 minutes
3. Update your Digital Readers Notebook
4. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use
5. Share TFK "Mars" article with an adult. Be ready to share tomorrow.

Science
Extra credit due Friday, November 11, 2011: List ten steps you and your family will take during the next month to conserve/save energy in your household. Have the entire family sign it. Here is a template you may use: .

Math 5
Unit 3 test corrections and parent signature due tomorrow. Also, complete Journal Page 101.
Math 6
Unit 3 test corrections and parent signature due tomorrow. Complete SL 4.3 and 4.4. Make sure SL 4.1 and 4.2 are also complete. Mixed Quiz #6 corrections and Math Goal due Friday.
Wednesday November 2nd

Travelling Books!!Remember, if you want me to release a book in Washington you have to bring it to school tomorrow( See travelling books page for details)
The quarter closes tomorrow so please check your grades to make sure I have everything up to date, if you see an error please email me
Science
Please be working on your energy conservation sheet due Monday
Math
None

Science
Tuesday November 1

1. Read 20 minutes
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use
4. Share TFK "Back to the Future" article with an adult. Be ready to share tomorrow.

Friday October 28th


5th Math
Today in class we worked on finishing up study links 3.3-3.9.If you had yours graded and returned please do corrections due Monday.If you didn't finish them during class please finish them this weekend .If you finished and didn't get it back yet , I'll return them on Monday and you'll get time next week to do correctins.
Don't forget your math goal, due Tuesday, link to the T drive is at top of the page

6th Math
All corrections from Unit 3 are due Monday. Study for test on Monday

Sciracy
Please keep taking meter readings for your Week 1 Electricty Use Sheet-due next wednesday

Have a great weekend and see you Monday for Halloween










Wednesday October 26th

5th Math
Math Goal is due next Tuesday but you can turn it in early if you would like. Study Link 3.6 is due tomorrow

6th Math
Please complete journal pages 112-3, 115-117, Sl 3.8 and sl 3.9, jp
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due Friday


Please keep collecting datat on your electricity use sheet -that is due next Wednesday. Experts please check your collective responses on the bottom of your expert wiki page that Mr J and I wrote today. if there are highlighted blue responses that means they need more work and detail-be gathering and researching to make your responses more CLASSy
Tuesday October 25th

5th Math
Basic Facts are and journal page 75 due tomorrow( Use your SRB to help you complete the journal page) . A math goal, related to what you got wrong on mixed quiz 5 is due next Tuesday. We went over in class today how to access them from the T drive in remote access. If you don't know how ask for help before next week!!

6th Math
Please complete jp104-106 and study link 3.6
Mixed quiz corrections and mathgoal due Friday


Science
Your Energy Basics Activity 1 Fitness award is due tomorrow , please finish off for homework if you didn't do it in class today. Your electricty use week 1 sheet is due next wednesday. Please collect data that we can analyze and use to make scientific hypotheses about energy use at home
5th math
Sl3.4 and math box3.4

6th Math
Please complete jp 92,Jp 95
Study link 3.4 and sl 3.5
Jp 98-101
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due friday

1. Read 20 minutes

2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

Friday Oct 21st

6th Math

Unit 3 vocab due Monday-turn in missing math goals



5th Math
Unit 3 vocab due Monday
Play Unit 3 games on the wiki for practice -Hunt seemed to be a fun game today!!

http://blogs.birmingham.k12.mi.us/56teambcs/5th-grade-math/


Sciracy
Your expert sheet will be due by end of class Monday morning so if you think you need more time keep working on it. If you have not recieved a message from your business contact please find a name and address for your alternate-we need to start making those connections.
Please read over the directions for recording how much electricity you use, if you have questions let me know, you will need to collect 7 days worth of data!!

Thursday October 20

1. Read 20 minutes

2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook

3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

4. Book Club Money due by 10.21

Wednesday October 19

Science

Please complete your energy resource mix sheet due tomorrow . Update:: Due to special request I've moved back the due date to Friday!

Tuesday October 18

1. Read 20 minutes

2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook

3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

4. Book Club Money due by 10.21

Monday October 17th

1. Read 20 minutes






2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook






3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use




4. Book Club Money due by 10.21

6th Math
Please finish off jp 82-81, 86-7, Sl 3.1 and 3.2
Math goal and quiz corrections due Friday
Unit 3 vocab due next Monday

5th Math
Basic Facst due wednesday
Unit 3 vocab due next Monday
Finish off jp 69 and question 5 on sl 3.3

Science
Finish off your energy packet

Sciracy
start to do research on your energy webquest. Your sheet will be due by end of class next Monday
Friday October 14th

1. Read 20 minutes



2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook



3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use


4. Book Club Money due by 10.21 Form is below:



[[file/view/10.12.11%20Book%20Club%20letter%20and%20form.doc|10.12.11 Book Club letter and form.doc]]


Science
Joseph class please finish off your packet on Energy use and Reading Data and everybody calculate yourcarbon footprint at ;

http://green.yahoo.com/calculator/

Sciracy
Please complete your responses to the Global Warming Movie-due Monday(questions are listed in homework for Thursday)

5th Math
Please go to the math page of your protfolio and add your Unit 2 wiki reflections on your test:
What does your test result tell you about yourself as a test taker? What did you do to study for this test? What will you do next time on the Unit 3 test to make sure that you get an even better result?What are some strategies that you used for the open response?
Please finish your mixed quiz 4 due Monday

6th Math
You have now completed 2 tests. Please answer the following questions on the math page of your digital backpack under a subtitle Unit 1 and 2 Reflection

Look at your math test for Unit 1 and 2 . How did you do?. Where your mistakes silly mistakes or why they because you didn't undertsand the concept? . What strategies did you use to study for these tests? .What will you do to ensure that you are even more successful on the Unit 3 test?What are the strategies you have been usig for the open response questions?What have you learned about your self as a mathematician so far in 6th Grade?


What concepts did you get wrong on the unit 2 test?Your homework is to become and expert at that concept on IXL-if there was more than one concept you have to become an expert in them all!!
Thursday October 13th

1. Read 20 minutes


2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook



3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use



4. Book Club selections by Friday 10.14. Money by 10.21 Form is below:

10.12.11 Book Club letter and form.doc


5th and 6th Grade math
No homework tonight since we tested today
Sciracy
Please finish off your reflections to our gloabl warming movie:

1.In what ways may Global Warming be impacting human health?

(At least 2 examples and explanation)



2.In what ways may Global warming be impacting the economy?

At least 2 examples and explanation



3.In what ways may Global warming be impacting food production?

At least 2 examples and explanation



4.What kinds of things can businesses do to reduce their CO2 emission?

At least 2 examples and explanation



5.How can politicians help?

At least 2 examples and explanation



6.Give at least two examples of cleaner ways of producing electricity.



7.According to someone on the movie the best place for coal is in the ground-why?

Wednesday October 12th



1. Read 20 minutes

2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook

3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

4.Get Chapter 2 Social Studies test signed by parent/guardian

5. Do Chapter 2 Social Studies Test corrections, if less than 55/55.


6. Book Club selections by Friday. Money by 10.21 Form is below:

10.12.11 Book Club letter and form.doc

6th Math
please do all sl and jp corrections due tomorrow study for test tomorrow
5th Math

please do all jp and sl corrections due tomorrow study for test tomorrow
Basic Facts practice due tonight

Sciracy
mail your letter to your business contact


Tuesday October 11, 2011
Goal Setting-please check that you have signed up and remember your time . If you are coming tonight please make sure you have your goal setting packet completed before you get here


1. Read 20 minutes


2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook


3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use



6th Math and 5th math
Please do all corrections on SL's and Jp's by Thursday and study for test
Sciracy
Please mail your letters to your business cintact



Monday October 10th
5th and 6th Grade math
Tests have been moved to Thursday because of MEAP. Make sure you have done all corrections on Journal pages and study links before then. Use IXL to practice the concepts you will be tested on. If you haven't already please set up your powerschool account
Sciracy
You have all had your letter to a local business approved today and all recieved a school envelope. Please print out the letter, put the appropriate name and address of your contact at the business, put a stamp on it and put it in the mail-the quicker you make contact the quicker you can really begin thsi project.If you were absent the letter should be on your teams cyberfair page for you to print out and send to your contact
Thursday October 6th

1. Post final draft of Cyberfair letters on wiki

2. Email Mrs. Roberts and Mr. Joe the link to the wiki page

3. Go to goal setting page, complete, and print out. Bring to goal setting conference next week.

4. Read 20 minutes

5. Update your Digital Readers Notebook

6. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

6th Math

Math Test will be moved to Tuesday, keep doing corrections in order to figure out where you need to focus your study


Wednesday October 5th

Don't forget its our trip to the Rouge tomorrow-bring extra clothes!!
5th Math
If you didn't turn in your Unit 2 vocab or basic facts practice please do so ASAP!If you can get them to me tonight that wont be graded late!
Unit 2 Reviews are due tomorrow if you didn't already turn it in today
Please access your Powerschool account so that you can keep a track of assignments you have missing etc. Remember that missing assignments can still be turned in and that will help your grade tremendously!

6th Math
Please be reviewing your unit 2 vocab and studying for your test on Monday

Science/Sciracy
Dont forget to post five helpful comments to the cyberfair letters page.
The Rouge has a T shirt competition every year. Its optional so if you want to turn in an entry do so by Halloween. Here are the details:

In honor of this special occasion, the theme for this years T-Shirt Design Contest is "25 Years of the REP".



We encourage you and your students to think about what the REP means and has meant to you over



the years you have participated. We welcome designs that refer to our three areas of monitoring (chemical,



biological, and physical) or utilize the number "25" in some way. We are also looking for designs that refer



back to our first year of monitoring in 1987. In honor of this years special contest, we are offering a special prize



for both the winner and runner up along with a free t-shirt.


















Tuesday October4, 2011


















1. Read 20 minutes

2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook

3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

4. Share TFK bullying article with an adult.


6th Math

Please make sure that all journal pages in Unit 2 are complete and corrected by tomorrow
Mixed quiz 3 corrections and math goal due tomorrow
Please finish up your Unit 2 review from today- if you are at the Rouge today you can work on the review in class tomorrow

5th Math

Your Unit 2 Vocabulary
Sciracy
Please make sure that your team has posted the letter on your wiki page and you each have to post 5 politely critical comments about other groups letters by Thursday

Science
Your 7 Forms of Energy Movie needs to be embedded on your energy wiki page by end of class Wednesday

MONDAY OCTOBER 3RD
1. Read 20 minutes
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook

3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use

4. Use study guide to study for social studies Chapter 2 test.

5TH MATH
TODAY IN CLASS WE COMPLETED JOURNAL PAGE 54-55, SL 2.9 AND JP 57
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED STUDY LINKS2.2-2.9 BY TOMORROW
YOUR UNIT 2 VOCAB IS DUE WEDNESDAY

6TH MATH
TODAY IN CLASS WE WORKED ON JP 78-
ALL STUDY LINK CORRECTIONS ARE DUE BY TOMORROW
MIXED QUIZ CORRECTIONS AND MATH GOAL DUE WEDNESDAY
Friday September 30

1. Read 20 minutes







2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.

Thursday September 29th


1. Read 20 minutes



2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.

Science
Please be thinking for a design for the Rouge T shirt due by Halloween
Sky scraper extra credit due Friday

http://therouge.org/index.php?id=687653

6th Math
Please finish off journal page 75, study link 2.10 and journal page 77
Math Vocab due Monday for unit 2


5th Math

Today we worked on journal page 51 and study link 2.8
Math vocab unit 2 due next week
Today we struggled with multiplying 3 digits by 3 digits-please spend time doing practice on this concept on IXL
Wednesday September 28th

1. Read 20 minutes

2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.
3. Share the cover story from TFK with an adult (someone over 18 years-old).

6th Math

5th Math
Today we worked on jp 47, jp 48 Qu 1-7 and JP 50 and SL 2.7
If you haven't started work on Unit 2 vocab please due it is due next Wednesday

Science/Engage

Tuesday September 27th
1. Read 20 minutes
2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.

Tuesday September 27th
6th Math
Please finish jp68-69,71, sl 2.8 and jp 72
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal due tomorrow
5th Math
Please finish off journal page 43 and sl 2.6
Tomorrow I'd like some evidence that you have been working on learning your basic facts-some of you have emailed me the online test you took which is awesome!!You can bring me anything that shows me you are working on them
Science
None except River Rouge letter if you didnt return it today!!Extra Credit on skyscraper scavenger hunt due friday
Monday September 26th

River Rouge Permission slip due tomorrow!!


Engage
I
If you wanted to do the extra Credit sheet for Towers it is due by Friday
6th Math
Please finish of jp 66-67, sl 2.7 and Unit 2 Vocab due Monday and Math Goal and mixed quiz corrections due Wednesday.

5th Math
Please finish off the pages we did in class today:35-6,Study Link 2.3 and Journal pages 37-8. All review with addition and subtraction



Friday September 23

Engage
Please make sure your Towers page is up to date. It should inlcude a reflection from 9:13 ,9:15, and 9:21 and at least two photos of your group

6th Math

By the end of class today you should have completed so far in Unit 2:

Journal pages:

45-46,

48-49

52

56-57

59-60

63

Study Link 2.1-2.6



Once all of those are finished you can:

Do mixed quiz corrections and math goal which are due Wednesday


5th Math
In Unit 2 so far you should have completed journal pages32-34 and study link 2.1 and 2.2
Your basic facts homework is due on Wednesday
Mixed quiz 1 corrections and mixed quiz 2 due Monday


Wedneday September 21

1. Read 20 minutes


2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.

Engage

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/skyscraper/challenge/index.html

Please do the two other locations in the skyscraper challenge and answer these two questions on your engage wiki page under a subtitle Skyscraper challenge:
What was the solution to the sinking cathedral? Explain why
What was the solution for the fact that the cathedral was bursting?? Expalin why
What was the best structural design for the building on LA? Explain why
6 MATH
PLEASE COMPLETE STUDY lINK 2.4
WHAT IS A GOOGLEPLEX?
5TH MATH
PLEASE DO YOUR BASIC FACTS ONLINE PRACTICE DUE NEXT TUESDAY
Tuesday September 20

1. Read 20 minutes

2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.
3.Share the cover story from TFK with an adult (someone over 18 years-old).




Monday September 19



1. Read 20 minutes



2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.



3. Summer packets are past due. Please bring in your reading logs and pictures on a flash drive or email them to Mr. Joe if you haven't already. Pictures are past due.
6+ Math
Please finish off jp 45-46, 48-9 and Sl 2.1 and 2.2
5th Math
Please do any corrections that you need to make on study links and write thorough and careful answers to the following questions on the math page of you digital backpack:

Look at your math test for Unit 1 . How do you think you did? Where your mistakes silly mistakes or why they becauseyou didn't undertsand the concept? What strategies did you use to study for this test? What will you do to ensure that you are even more successful on the Unit 2 test?
Answer all of these questions on your math wiki page under a title Unit 1.


Friday September 16th
5th Math
Keep studying for your unit 1 test on Monday by working on the vocab guide, the study links, IXL and using your review as a guide for what you need to study
6th Math
Please study for your test on Monday!!
Engage
Please makse sure that your wiki page for Towers is up to date
5th MathThursday September 15

1. Read 20 minutes

2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.
3. Summer packets are past due. Please bring in your reading logs and pictures on a flash drive if you haven't already. Pictures are due this Friday September 16.

6th Math
Due tomorrow:
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal
Unit 1 review
Unit 1 vocab Guide
5th Math
Do 20 minutes worth of study link work as study for your test on MOnday
Engage
Please complete your straws sheet and turn it in tomorrow
Wednesday September 14th

Reading/Writing Workshop

1. Read 20 minutes


2. Continue to look for laptops from family and friends.

3. Summer packets are past due. Please bring in your reading logs and pictures on a flash drive if you haven't already. Pictures are due this Friday September 16.

6th Math
Keep working on your unit 1 vocab due Friday
Finish off jp34-35,36-38, 40
Do corrections on study links 1.5 and 1.5
5th Math
Keep working on your unit 1 vocab due Tuesday
Finish Unit 1 review

Engage
If you didnt do last night's homework please do it tonight






















































Tuesday September 13th

Curiculum Night is Thursday at 6:30. Families, please come and find out about all the exciting ways your kids will learn this year!

Reading/Writing Workshop
1. Read 20 minutes
2. Share the cover story from TFK with an adult (someone over 18 years-old). What do you think about online schools?
3. Continue to look for laptops.
4. Summer packets are past due. Please bring in your reading logs and pictures on a flash drive if you haven't already.
Engage

Make a Towers Page and Link it to the Engage Page of your wiki

Answer these questions on your Engage wiki page:

What is Engage? What have you learned from your Engage classes so far? In what ways can your team improve to be more successful?
6+ Math
Finish sl 1.6 and 1.7
Jp 26-29
Vocab for Unit 6 due Friday
5th Math
Keep working on your vocab guide which is due Next tuesday and finish qu 2 on page 23






















































Monday September 12th
5th Math
If you didn't get factor Captor signed please do it tonight and turn in tomorrow.
Start making your own vocabulary guide for unit 1. It can be a powerpoint, word document, note cards etc. You need to write a definition for each word and give two examples.This assignment will be due next Tuesday 18th September


6th Math
Finish off Jp 18,19,21,22,23,25
Corrections on Sl 1.2 and 1.3
Mixed quiz corrections and math goal Friday
Vocab Friday
Science
Please follow the link and do the forces Lab

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/forces.html

Friday September 9th

6+ Math
Finish Study Links 1.4 and 1.5 and keep working on unit 1 vocab guide-due next Friday 9/16
5th Math
Finish Jp 16 and play Factor Captor-directions are in your SRB, get it signed by an adult
Engage
Finish up to question 9 on your Columns worksheet

September 8th

6+ Math
Please complete the journal pages we worked on today in class and study links 1.2 and 1.3



















































5th Math
Please finish off questions 2,3 and 4 on Math box 1.2 and on page 14 complete the table for divisible by 2 and 3 only

Sciteracy
Answer the question: Does Birmingham fulfill all of our needs and wants?

Engage
Complete the individual teamwork rubric and set yourself a goal for tomorrow

September 6, 2011
What a great first day!!Please make sure that you have completed your summer packet asignments!!
If you have your own digital device please feel free to bring it tomorrow

1. Read independent reading book for at least 20 minutes. Bring your book to class!
2. Update your Digital Readers Notebook.
3. Keep inquiring about using old laptops for school use