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Friday, June 15, 2012


There's no weekend homework but remember, if you haven't yet done your newspaper articles, email them to mcurry@stephremsch.org

Monday, June 11, 2012

Week of June 11th

According to Mrs. Bartone's announcement, the students get a free dress down day tomorrow (Friday) and Monday. These are rewards for good behavior. Congratulations!!!

Mythology Day was a huge success and fun for all. 

We took pictures, shared stories, ate cake, and celebrated Demeter/Angie's birthday.

 No homework for Thursday but remember to bring your Art/Science environment materials for the project tomorrow.

Remember - tomorrow is Mythology Day!

Wednesday Homework -

SS sheet

Finish Mythology report

Read next two chapters in Charlotte's Web (up to 117)

Work on class newspaper stories.  (Remember, you can email them to the address on Homework Hero if you like)

Tuesday Homework - You can use any homework passes you have left, whether I've handed you a paper or just told you.

Read up to page 104 in Charlotte's Web.

Religion - Complete the workbook pages we skipped over in class from Lesson 18. Pages 209, 210, 211, 213.

Talk to your parents about what you plan to bring for the year-end party on Monday.

Work on mythology presentation if you haven't already handed it in.

Start to gather materials for your Art project. We will be working on it on Friday.

I'm not sure who sent me the question about the mythology report, but all you have to do is scroll down the page. The questions are posted under last week's homework.

Remember tomorrow is Fiesta Day for Spanish!  Bring whatever you promised to bring.

A notice went home about a wedding/end of the year present for our lunch mother.

Monday homework -

Read the next two chapters in Charlotte's Web.

Take a position on Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban of large size sugary drinks.
Make a list of reasons to support your idea.  (Do in Writer's Notebook)

Get Social Studies test signed.  Do retest if I gave you one.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Week of no more testing!

Thursday Homework -

Social Studies take home test due tomorrow

Read the next two chapters of Charlotte's Web.

Wednesday Homework -

Read in Mission Prayer book.
SS - In your SS notebook - on one page draw and label either an Iroquois Longhouse or an Algonquian Wigwam. On the facing page draw and label a cross-section of your house. On the next page write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the two types of homes. You can use a Venn Diagram to plan your essay.

ELA - BEFORE you read tonight, write a descriptive paragraph (using 5 senses) of what summer is like for you. Do it in your Writer's Notebook. THEN read the chapter of Charlotte's Web called "Summer Days"

Tuesday Homework -

Work on Mythology report.  Mythology Day will be Thursday, June 14th.
Religion - pages 198 - 201
ELA - rewrite the scene from Charlotte's Web making it from Fern's point of view. Remember to choose a tone for the scene and choose words to help the reader feel that tone.  Use either the scene when Wilbur escapes or the lonely scene.

Read Chapter 5 of Charlotte's Web.

To update for Arianna and anyone else who doesn't know -

For the Mythology report you are supposed to be working on the answers to these questions:

Who is your character?
Where does this character come from?
What is their area or domain of influence (god of fire, goddess of love, etc.)
What are their qualities, strengths, or talents? (superhuman power, can change forms, etc.)
What personality traits or flaws do they have? (very jealous, fall in love with everyone, greedy, etc.)
What is one interesting story about the character? Describe it.

Yes, we're DONE!  With state testing that is.

Homework for Monday - read chapters 3 and 4 of Charlotte's Web and respond in RRJ.

Remember - DRESS DOWN tomorrow - $2

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Answers for Science Homework

Here are the answers to the homework as promised.

Click on the picture to enlarge.

Friday, June 1, 2012


REMINDER - Science Written Exam is Monday, June 4th.  Bring pencils!
There will be a Dress Down Day on Tuesday, June 5th.    $2 to benefit the 8th grade.

Homework -
Study whatever is giving you problems on the practice tests.
COACH - read chapters 50 - 56  Very important chapters!!!

Do practice test. I will post the answers online on Sunday.

Here are the links we were looking at today.

Water Cycle video

Water Cycle animation

Water Cycle puzzles