MMC Homework Guide
It was great to see all of you at the Lincoln Back to School event. I am thrilled to be here and happy that so many of you are eager to team with me to make this an amazing year!
Once all of our “beginning of the year” assessments for the county are completed, I will organize a schedule for our many volunteers. Please do not show up to volunteer until you receive the schedule. We had such a tremendous response that parents will be able to rotate weeks with other parents. We should be able to finish our student assessments in the next two weeks and start our volunteer rotation in October.
We will also have a sign up schedule linked to our website regarding Parent/Teacher Conferences in November. They will be held on the two county designated days. However, I normally wait until two weeks before to schedule. Many things can “pop up” for families if we schedule too far in advance. I will let you know when the link is active.
Study Island is available throughout the year and covers many of the state standards to practice. This website is a great way to review material and provides ongoing practice for the SOL tests. The link is:
The username is: mmc2014
The password is: 03131967
Remember our “Invention Convention” is on October 3rd at 12:10-1:00. We would love for you to join us. It is a very exciting event where we have a real convention with product booths, student-made advertising pamphlets, speeches, an opening ceremony, and many surprises. The entire school gets invited and the students get to showcase their hard work.
Homework for the Week: (To shorten our guide, I have listed concepts we will cover this week with the homework assignments.)
You will notice that there are underlined links to find copies of your work online or to find a handy website. Although it is impossible to link to these places using your paper, you may visit our class webpage and retrieve electronic copies of our homework pages or link to the helpful sites.
Spelling- Practice the words on the attached list. For the first few weeks, everyone is using the same list. As the quarter progresses, we will divide into groups as needed. The fourth week’s words contain the root, “spec” meaning hand. In addition to learning the spelling of the words, also study the meaning of the words. We will have a spelling test on Friday, as well as, a vocabulary test. The spelling test will be taken on the computer using www.spellingcity.com . You may practice your words using games on the website.
When you get to the page, click on the search bar and type “Randy Morgan” with a space between my first and last name. It will take you to my page with your spelling words.
As we progress through the year, you will have more at home activities to do with your spelling/vocabulary words. However, this week I prefer that you continue to get familiar with the website. (Later, we will add vocabulary functions to the page.) You may also use traditional methods to study such as making notecards, having a sibling or parent call out your words and definitions, making puzzle cards, or any other method.
Here is a quick link to Mr. Morgan’s spelling page. However, practice the steps above in case you ever lose the quick link.
Reading- Read the attached FICTION story and answer the questions. Return finished on Friday.
Language- This week, we will focus on building better sentences.
Complete the two activities below. The first is on identifying sentence fragments and the second activity focuses on creating complete sentences.
Math- This week, we are looking at ordering numbers from least to greatest and comparing numbers with decimals. Math homework this week consist of two activities:
Science- The students will use the data they collected for previous homework regarding household chores that people do not like. Students should have already thought of an invention that would make that chore easier. It can be a very simple invention. HOWEVER, YOU DO MAKE A WORKING MODEL FOR THE CONVENTION. Some examples from the past are: A broom stick with a tennis ball on the end to erase scuff marks or clips for socks to stay together during the washer and dryer. Students hopefully began construction with your help last week. They have two weeks remaining to complete the project. The invention is not due until October 3rd. This will be our “Invention Convention”. The invention can be life-size or a scale model. I love the family getting involved in some of our projects, so please feel free to assist your child with this project. Save the date for October 3rd at 12:10.
Social Studies: The Census Bureau has defined the Northeast region as comprising nine states: the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and the Mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. This definition has been essentially unchanged since 1880. We will begin our study of the regions of the United States of America beginning with this region. Complete the map activities using the student atlas provided to you for the next four of the nine states. You may also use electronic resources for your research.
Reading Bingo Sheet- The bingo sheet sent home earlier is due on our first “Fun Friday”...October 3rd. You only have to complete one row. It can be diagonal, horizontal, or vertical. You will receive a prize for a completed form as long as it has your parent/guardian’s signature on it. If you lost the form, you may click on the link on the MMC website. Get started this week if you haven’t already. Enjoy a great book of your choice!!
If you have any questions about your homework, please email me:
With Highest Respect,