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April 25, 2016
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Homework due April 29

Monday: Look, cover, say, write, and check each of these words. Then write a definition of this word.

  1. household  2. fetch   3. install   4. priority  5. livestock

 

Tuesday: Interview question: This Unit of Inquiry is on children’s rights and responsibilities. Ask one of your parents or older brother/sister “What is the most important children’s right that should not be taken away?” Please write their answer in one paragraph.

 

Wednesday: Watch the videos on the blog post “Carrying Water” How would you feel if you had to carry water this far every day? Leave your answer in the comments section.

 

Thursday: Work on www.mathletics.com for 25 minutes.

*a reminder about homework: please spend only 25 minutes on it and complete what you can!

April 18, 2016
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Homework due on April 22

Monday: Look, cover, say, write, and check each of these words. Then write a definition of this word.

  1. global  2. education  3. local   4. dangerous  5. factory

 

Tuesday: Write one paragraph (5-7 sentences) on a way you can “take action” for a global issue such as poverty, education, child labor.

 

Wednesday: You are a book editor. Write a blurb (a one paragraph preview) of the book Parvana’s Journey or another chapter book. Your job is to get people to buy and read the book, but do not give away too much of the story. Make it sound exciting!

 

Thursday: Work on www.mathletics.com for 25 minutes.
*a reminder about homework: please spend only 25 minutes on it and complete what you can!

April 11, 2016
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Homework due on April 15

Monday: Look, cover, say, write, and check each of these words. Then draw a picture to help you remember this word.

1.complex 2. perspective    3. reflection    4. priority    5. Percent

 

Tuesday: Write one paragraph (5-7 sentences) on how your perspective has changed during this unit on rights, responsibilities, and opportunities. (For example: I never knew that girls in Afghanistan did not go to school…)

 

Wednesday: You are a reporter. Write down three questions that you want to ask the main character in the book you are reading during Reader’s Workshop.

 

Thursday: Work on www.mathletics.com for 25 minutes.

 

Every day: Read for at least 15 minutes.

*a reminder about homework: please spend only 25 minutes on it and complete what you can!

April 4, 2016
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Homework due on April 8

Monday: Look, cover, say, write, and check each of these words. Then write a definition of this word.

  1. protection 2. freedom 3. migrant 4. luxury 5. agriculture

 

Tuesday: Write a diary entry from the perspective of your Reading Workshop author in at least one paragraph. What do you do in a typical day? What is your work routine? How many hours do you write every day?

 

Wednesday: Watch this video about Deborah Ellis (author of Parvana).

How did she get the idea for the Parvana books? Do you have anything from real life that you can make a fiction story? Write your ideas in two paragraphs in your homework book.

 

Thursday: Work on www.mathletics.com for 25 minutes.

 

Every day: Read for at least 15 minutes.

*a reminder about homework: please spend only 25 minutes on it and complete what you can!