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Ed: Your Friend In Learning

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Monday: Library: please remember to read your book every week so that you can take your weekly AR test.

                    Gym: you must wear your gym uniform

Tuesday: Art and Computer

Wednesday: Spanish: please make sure that your child has a notebook and folder labeled Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art and Computer

I am looking forward to teaching your children this year.  They will have me for the following subjects: ELA, Social Studies, and Religion. They will have Ms. Farfan for Math and Science.

 

Book Club Students: I have heard that some of the students in this club are having a difficult time logging on to the website. So please make sure that when you are logging into the HMH website that says: Ed: your friend in learning.  Your district (if the website asks for it) is Diocese of Brooklyn Ed Office 11215  and the school is St.Leo Catholic Academy. You will find a link at the top of this page to the HMH website. Just click on it and log in.

HOMEWORK:

02/25/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: KISI book page 56 and Grammar book pages 21 and 22. 

Social Studies: answer the following questions in your notebook:

  1. How did most fugitives travel?
  2. What did most fugitives take with them on their journey? Why?
  3. How did Henry “Box” Brown earn his nickname?
  4. How did swamps and streams help fugitives to escape?  

Religion:

4th Grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 54 and 55, Grammar book pages 52, 53, 54.

Social studies: answer the following questions in your notebook:

  1. How do scientists know what North America’s climate was like 18,000 years ago?
  2. What can cause tree rings to be thicker or thinner?
  3. What effect can Earth’s movement have on climate? 

02/24/2020

5th Grade :

ELA: None

Social Studies: answer the following questions in your notebook: 1) Do you think Fredrick Douglass was right to run away even though it was against the law to do so ? Why? or Why Not?

2) Why was Harriet Tubman  known as Moses?

3) How were John Fairfield and Clavin Fairbanks alike and different?

4th Grade:

ElA: None

Social Studies: answer the following questions in your notebook:

1) How did the Mount Pinatubo eruption affect the weather?

2) What do you think the colors in the two weather conditions maps on pg. 13 represent?

3) What happened to the weather in Nebraska and Kansas in the 1870’s and 1880’s? 

02/13/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: KISI book page 55 and Grammar book pages 19 and 20.

Social Studies: answer the following questions: 1) What was life like for enslaved people on a plantation?

2) What happened to people caught trying to escape from slavery?

3) Why was slavery legally protected throughout the nation, even in free states?

Over the vacation students must complete Social Studies project about using resources.  Due on February 24, 2020.

Religion: None

4th grade:

ELA:

Social Studies:

02/12/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: KISI book page 54 and Grammar book page 18

Social Studies:answer the following questions in your notebook:

  1. What was the Underground Railroad?
  2. Why were people escaping slavery still in danger after they reached the North?
  3. Who was Levi Coffin?

Religion: None

4th Grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 52 and 53

Social Studies: None

02/05/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: finish page 4 in the Hatchet packet.

Social Studies: None

Religion: None

4th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book page 51 and KISI book page 51.

Social Studies: None

 

02/04/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: None

Social Studies: Answer the following questions in your notebook:

Explain: 1) How often did villages move when gathering food seasonally?

2) How often did they move when they farmed the land?

Elaborate:

Which do you think would be harder: fishing, farming, or hunting? Why?

Do the Venn Diagram at the bottom of page 17.

Religion: None

4th Grade:

ELA: None

Social Studies: Answer the following questions in your notebook:

Main Idea and Details: 1) How do plants and animals manage to live in extreme climates?

2) How do animals survive  climates that do not produce food year-round?

01/24/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: Assignment on HMH website ( Book Club Members Only)

Social Studies: Assignment on HMH website all students.

Religion: None

4th Grade:

ELA: Assignment on HMH website ( Book Club Members Only)

Social Studies: None

 

01/23/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: None

Social Studies: answer the following questions: Use the map to name the Algonquian nations along the eastern coast.

Main Idea: Where did the Algonquians live and how did they communicate?

Religion: None

4th Grade:

ELA: None

Social Studies: None

01/22/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 16 and 17.

Book Club Students: Check HMH website for assignment due online by January 28, 2020.

Social Studies: Main Idea:

Explain: Why did the five nations form the Iroquois League?

Identify: Who was Hiawatha, and why was he important to the Iroquois League?

Describe: How did the five nations communicate and share information over the long distances between them?

Religion: None

4th Grade: 

ELA: Grammar book pages 14 and 15. KISI book pages 49 and 50.

Social Studies: None

 

01/21/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 14 and 15.  KISI book pages 50 and 51.

Social Studies: Answer the following questions: Main Idea: Describe: 1) Where does the story take place?  2) Who are the main characters?

Draw Conclusions: Was the sky woman’s husband supporting the common good with his actions?

Explain: How did the sky people work together to help the sky woman?

Relgion:

4th Grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 47 and 48. Grammar book pages 12 and 13.

Book Club students: Check HMH website for assignment due online by January 27, 2020.

Social Studies: Answer the following questions:

Compare and Contrast: What is the difference between weather and climate?

Identify: How many climate zones are there in the world?

                    Which one will you find on every continent? 

01/16/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 12 and 13

Social Studies:

Religion: None

4th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 10 and 11.

Social Studies: None

01/15/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 10 and 11.

Social Studies: None

Religion: None

Spanish: students must do pages 32-36 in their Spanish booklets. Due on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

4th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 8 and 9

Social Studies: None

01/14/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: KISI book page 49 and Grammar book pages 8 and 9.

Social Studies: Identify: Examine the illustration of the longhouse. What kinds of activities took place in each area within the longhouse? 

Predict: What are people doing in the top illustration on

Magazine p. 9?

Make Inferences: Why were pots, baskets, and pouches important? What were they used for? What kinds of containers might have been used to store food during winters?

Religion:

DRAMA CLUB: Drama – google classroom: 7ahu4rq

4th grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 45 and 46 and grammar book pages 6 and 7.

Social Studies: 

01/13/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 47 and 48 and Grammar book pages 6 and 7.

Social Studies: a crossword puzzle from Eastern Woodlands Indians.

Religion: None

4th Grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 43 and 44. Make sure that you have your make book to do these pages. Grammar book page 5

Social Studies: None

01/09/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 4 and 5.

Social Studies: Cause/Effect: How did inland tribes acquire valued

beads and dried seafood?

Draw Conclusions: Why did the Iroquoian language of the Hurons become the most common language?

Make Inferences: How did people on the coast acquire flint to make tools and arrowheads?

Use pages 6 and 7 in your Eastern Woodland Indians Magazine to answer these questions.

4th Grade:

ELA:

Social Studies:

01/08/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 45 and 46, Grammar book page 3. 

Social Studies: A worksheet on vocabulary words and put new vocabulary words on index cards.

Religion: Continue to work on your papers that are due on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday January 17, 2020.

4th Grade:

ELA: KISI book pages 41 and 42.

Social Studies: A worksheet on vocabulary words and put new vocabulary words on index cards. Continue to work on project that is due Friday, January 10, 2020. 

01/07/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book page 2. KISI book page 44.

Social Studies: 1. Describe: What kind of work did people do in their village?

2. Explain: Why was it necessary for entire villages to move and change location?

3. Contrast: How was the work done in the winter by the Eastern Woodland Indians different from what was done in the summer? 

Religion: continue to work on religion papers.

4th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 3 and 4, KISI book pages 39 and 40

Social Studies: 

01/06/2020

5th Grade:

ELA: None

Social Studies: Answer the following questions in your SS notebook: 1. Explain: How did people benefit from living near rivers, lakes, and the ocean? 

2. Draw Conclusions: Why were there different jobs for men and women of the Eastern Woodlands?

Religion: Paper due on Friday, January 10, 2020.

4th Grade:

ELA: None

Social Studies: Pamphlet Project due on Friday, January 10, 2020.

01/07/2020:

5th Grade:

ELA:

Social Studies:

Religion:

4th Grade:

ELA: Grammar book pages 3 and 4, KISI book pages 39 and 40

Social Studies:

 

 

 

 

 

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