Silent Reading Make sure you have a novel in class for Silent Reading everyday.
Home Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes each night. Complete a reading log entry in your notebook. Include the following:
  • name and date (right hand side)
  • Book Title (add "Written by AUTHOR" the first time)
  • Summary
    • 3 detailed important events
    • note form is fine
  • Reflection
    • choose one of the following:
      • The part when (event) reminds me of the time when (your personal experience).
      • I predict that (event) because (evidence or reasonable explanation).
      • I felt (emotion) when (event) because (reason).
    • use a different type of reflection each time

Use a ruler and draw a line across the page when you finish your home reading log entry.

Due Date:  the next school day
  • Complete your homework corrections (if any).
  • Complete Jump Math 7.1 page 90 (#2 and 3).
Date:  Monday, December 10th
Reading Response Iqbal (by Francesco D'Adamo)

Complete an entry for chapter 12. Include the following parts:
  • Summary: Summarize the chapter. Give 3 important events. You may write using note form. Be detailed!
  • Refection: Write 1 reflection. Choose from the following writing frames:
    • "I felt (emotion or reaction) when (story event) because (reason)."
    • "The part when (story event) reminded me of the time when (your personal experience)."
    • "I predict that (future event) because (reasonable explanation or evidence)."
    • (Use a different reflection writing frame each time. For example, if you used the prediction reflection last day, don't use it again today.)
  • Picture with Caption: Sketch a picture related to today's read aloud and write a sentence to describe the scene. Colouring is not needed.
Click here for a list of characters.

Due Date:  Monday, December 10th
Vocabulary For each of the listed words:
  1. Write the word in your notebook and underline it.
  2. Identify what kind of word it is (e.g. noun, verb, adjective, or adverb).
  3. Give the definition in note form. Try to use your own words.
  4. Use the word in a meaningful sentence with clues to show what it means.
  • callus (or callous)
  • denounce
  • incomprehensible
Due Date:   Tuesday, December 11th
Here is our cummulative list of vocabulary words. The words highlighted in blue are our "current" words.
Social Studies Complete the chapter 4 worksheet for pages 65 to 71.

Due Date:  Wednesday, December 12th
Ancient Mesopotamia Research Project

Due Dates
Poster, Bibliography, and Evaluation Form: Wednesday, December 12th at 12:10 p.m.
Presentation: Friday, December 14th

Please click here to see the project outline worksheet for more information.
Alert! You will have a quiz on Friday based on your chapter 3 worksheets.

Notes about studying for your quiz:
  • If you have a green dot on the back of your study sheet, you need to get at minimum of 5 parent/guardian signatures before the quiz. After studying at night for 20 or 30 minutes, ask your parent/guardian to sign your study sheet (even if you are studying using your worksheets). Repeat the next night and so on until you have at least 4 signatures. More signatures are even better!

  • If you have an orange dot on the back of your study sheet, you need to get a minimum of 2 parent/guardian signature before the quiz. More signatures are even better!

  • Use the RCRC (Read, Cover, Recite/wRite, Cover) strategy or flash cards when studying. Get someone to quiz you.
French / Music Here are the words to the French version of Little Drummer Boy."

Here is a link to see a video of the song.

Posted:   Friday, December 7th at 3:40 p.m. (French/Music section added on Saturday.)