Homework Assignment Notebook Mr.Berkowitz Week of March 26, 2012
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All Children Can Learn in Different Ways at Different Rates

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Important Dates: March 29-Delayed Start March 30-Spring recess begins at end of the day April 9-Classes resume from spring recess

Homework Due Dates:
March 27 Words Their Way work to be completed and each assignment due the next day
April 9 Social Studies Chapter 6 Study Notes, Main Ideas, and Vocabulary Due
April 9 Boy Writers Study and Review Elements of a Story (See directions under Boy Writers)
March 30 Unit 24 Sentences and Paragraphs due on Spelling City
March 30 Unit 24 Spelling Test
March 30 Words Their Way Test in School
Social Studies
Study Notes and Vocabulary for Chapter 6 Due April 9th

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

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

Complete one assignment of sentences using spelling words from Unit 24 on Spelling City. Complete one assignment of a paragraphs from Unit 24 on Spelling City. The above assignments are due: Friday, March 30. 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 24 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, March 30 . Go to

Vocabulary Reinforcement We will continue the program in school. I would suggest that you work on Book 4 Lesson 10 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