Homework Assignment Notebook Mr.Berkowitz Week of April 09, 2012
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Important Dates:

April 9-Classes resume from spring recess
April 20-Crazy Hair Day and Earth Day (observed at school)
April 24-Dinner w/ Dad @ 5:30 (hosted by Dad's Club)
May 1-Delayed start

Homework Due Dates:

April 09 Words Their Way work to be completed and each assignment due the next day

April 09 Social Studies Chapter 6 Study Notes, Main Ideas, and Vocabulary

April 09 Boy Writers Study and Review Elements of a Story (See directions under Boy Writers)

April 13 Unit 28 Sentences and Paragraphs due on Spelling City

April 13 Unit 28 Spelling Test April 13 Words Their Way Test in School

Social Studies
Study Notes and Vocabulary for Chapter 6
Boy Writers Go to Learning Path on this site Go to Writing Go to hot link Interactive Activities Find Language Interactives Select "Elements of a Story" Complete by April 9th

Math This web site has been aligned to each Chicago Math lesson. Please use Unit 8 and try to do one activity for each lesson as a guide to the games you play on Math Review Link

Math Review

Spelling/Vocabulary

Complete one assignment of sentences using spelling words from Unit 28 on Spelling City. Complete one assignment of a paragraphs from Unit 28 on Spelling City. The above assignments are due: Friday, April 13. Each week you must first go to Spelling City and do the following:
  • After you enter your level, choose the "TEACH ME" option. Click on the arrows to go through your list and hear a sentence for each word.
  • When you have finished listening to the sentences, select "PLAY A GAME".
  • Please play games a number of times.
  • You may take the test at home as many times as you like . Check Homework due dates for date of test.
  • You will take the test in school on Friday and that date will count for your grade.
Vocabulary Reinforcement: 1. Write definitions for each word 2. Do a word sort. Come up with as many different ways to sort the words as possible 3. Write one sentence for each word 4. Write a poem using at least six of your words 5. Write a story using all of your words 6. Make a word search or crossword puzzle using http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ Be sure to complete each puzzle with the answers You are on Unit 28 at your level this week. Play as many Spelling games as you can fit into your homework time each evening. The following are games you need to play first on the (Houghton Mifflin Site) "Word Builder" "E Word Game" Spelling/Vocabulary Test Friday, April 13 . Go to
Vocabulary Reinforcement We will continue the program in school. I would suggest that you work on Book 5 Lesson 1 and play the games 5 times a week.
Begin to explore and learn how to use the following programs:scratch.mit.edu There is no charge for the above program. You may sign up for the program.drawing / cartooning program sodaplay.com 3D animation