Welcome Heronfield Academy

May 11, 2012

ASSIGNMENTS WEEK 5/14-5/18

from:King, Mr.

to:All Students

ENGLISH 7
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 14-18

MONDAY: HOUSE ON MANGO STREET
  Final Quiz!
   Discussion….
  Begin VOCAB LIST 6A. Cards/Quiz THURSDAY.

  HW: FINISH THOSE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES!

TUESDAY:  AUTOBIOGRAPHIES DUE!
  Reviewing House. Discussion…. Review for Test
  GET OUT LORD OF THE FLIES for class WEDNESDAY!

WEDNESDAY:  HOUSE ON MANGO STREET TEST!
   Work those flashcards…
   Beginning LORD OF THE FLIES!
  HW: Read “The Sound of the Shell” for FRIDAY!

THURSDAY: VOCAB 6A QUIZ!
  GRAMMAR THURSDAY!!!
  Packet DUE TUESDAY!

FRIDAY:  LORD OF THE FLIES
   Quiz. HUGE Discussion.
   HW: Read “Fire on the Mountain” for MONDAY

 


ENGLISH 8
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 14-18

MONDAY: DOUBLE DRAMA. Gettin’ ‘em DONE!

TUESDAY:  INDEPENDENT NOVEL WORK.
   DRAFT #1 of Essays DUE!
  Writing Workshop time…

WEDNESDAY: Another DOUBLE DRAMA Day… it’s SHOW TIME!!!

THURSDAY: Writing Workshop.
   Reading Workshop. Find a book. One letter/week.

FRIDAY:  Handing back D#1 of Essays.
   FINAL DRAFT DUE TUESDAY!
 

 

HUMANITIES 8
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 14-18

MONDAY-FRIDAY.
 
This week, we’ll be preparing a debate on the Patriot Act, examining the tension between Safety and Freedom. Students will be working in groups. DEBATES WILL HAPPEN ON MONDAY but students should have plenty of time to prepare and practice during class.

May 10, 2012

Grades for Mural Grid Square and Public Service Ad posted

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:Visual Art 7, B

7th graders: I have posted grades for your mural project and the PSA project. Please be sure to look at the Assignments tab to see the break-down grades for each project as well as any comments I may have added.

cheers--

May 06, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
We will be working on Three Dimensional shapes which will be a Project grade and having a notebook check that is another project grade!  This will happen this week!
Monday:  Section 10.5 Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Tuesday:  Section 10.5 Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Wednesday:  Section 10.6 Volume of Prisms and Cylinders and Quiz on 10.1 to 10.5
Thursday:  Section 10.6 Volume of Prisms and Cylinders
Friday:  Review Chapter 10
Monday:  Test on Chapter 10 – All 3 dimensional shapes are due today!
Tuesday:  Section 11.1 Relations and Functions
Wednesday:  Section 11.2 Scatter Plots
Thursday:  Section 11.3 Equations in 2 variables
Friday:  Section 11.3 Equations in 2 variables
Have a great two weeks!

May 06, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Los Olas Project is a project grade and there will be a notebook check this week too for another project grade!
Monday:  Review Chapter 9 and work on Los Olas Project – Notebook check
Tuesday:  Test on Chapter 9 and Los Olas Project due! Notebook Check!
Wednesday:  Review Test and Section 10.1 Angles
Thursday:  Section 10.1 Angles
Friday:  Section 10.2 Special Angles
Monday:  Section 10.3 Triangles
Tuesday:  Section 10.3 Triangles with Construction
Wednesday:  Section 10.4 Polygons
Thursday:  Section 10.4 Polygons and Quiz on 10.1 to 10.4
Friday:  Section 10.5 Similar and Congruent Polygons
Have a great two weeks!

May 06, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Review Chapter 9
Tuesday:  Test Chapter 9
Wednesday:  Review the Test and Section 10.1 Area of Parallelograms and Trapezoids
Thursday:  Section 10.1 Area of Parallelograms and Trapezoids
Friday:  Section 10.2 Area of a Circle
Monday:  Section 10.3 3-dimensional shapes
Tuesday:  Section 10.4 Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
Wednesday:  Section 10.4 Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
Thursday:  Section 10.5 Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Friday:  No Class – 8th grade play!
Have a great two weeks

May 06, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Test on Chapter 10!
Tuesday:  Review Test and Section 11.2 Simplify Radical Expressions
Wednesday:  Section 11.2 Simplify Radical Expressions
Thursday:  Section 11.3 Solve Radical Equations
Friday:  Section 11.4 Apply Pythagorean Theorem
Monday:  Section 11.4 Apply Pythagorean Theorem and Section 11.5 Distance Formula and Midpoint
Tuesday:  Section 11.5 Apply the Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Wednesday:  Section 11.5 Apply the Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Thursday:  Review Chapter 11
Friday:  Test on Chapter 11
Have a great two weeks!

May 06, 2012

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks: 
Monday:  Section 9.7 Dilations
Tuesday:  Review Chapter 9
Wednesday: Test on Chapter 9
Thursday:  Section 10.1 Use Properties of Tangents and Review the Test
Friday:  Section 10.1 Use Properties of Tangents
Monday:  Section 10.2 Find Arc Measures
Tuesday:  Section 10.2 Find Arc Measures and Section 10.3 Apply Properties of Chords
Wednesday:  10.3 Apply Properties of Chords and Quiz on Sections 10.1 to 10.3
Thursday:  Section 10.4 Use Inscribed Angles and Polygons
Friday:  No Class – 8th grade play!
Have a great two weeks!

May 06, 2012

Humanities 6A - May 28 - June 12

from:Murphy, Senora

to:Humanities 6, A

Tue. May 29  -   Finish discussing lesson 3 and review Chapter 14 Christianity.

Wed. May 30 -   Beach clean up - no class

Thur. May 31 -   Test Chapter 14

Friday, June 1 -  Chapter 15 - Rome, lesson 1

Mon., June 4 -    Chapter 15 - lesson 2

Tue. June 5 -      Chapter 15 - lessone 3

Wed. June 6 -     Chapter 15 -  lesson 4

Thur. June 7 -     Review, Chapter 15

Fri.  June 8 -        Quiz on terms for Chapter 15 - Work in class - Leaders of the Ancient World

Mon. June 11 -     Year end review - Leaders of the Ancient World

Tue. June 12  -     Year end review  - Begin presentations - leaders of the Ancient World

Wed. June 13 -      Last day of class

Thur. June 14 -      1/2 - 12:30 dismissal

 

May 04, 2012

tutorial on factoring trinomials

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/factquad2.htm

http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/AV6/Lgrouping.htm

 

factoring trinomials by grid/box method

 

April 30, 2012

Week of April 30

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Quiz on factoring of x2 + bx + c on Thursday 5/3

This week we will be factoring trinomials in the form of x2 + bx + c and ax2 + bx + c.  This is covered in sections 9.5 and 9.6 in the book, but I anticipate us spending the whole week on this section.  Homework will be in the book and also additional worksheets. 

 

April 29, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next week:
We will be working on Three Dimensional shapes which will be a Project grade and having a notebook check that is another project grade!
Monday:  Section 10.2 Area of a Circle
Tuesday:  Section 10.3 Area of a Circle and Section 10.3 3-dimensional shapes
Wednesday:  Section 10.3 3-dimensional shapes
Thursday:  Section 10.4 Surface area of a Prism and Cylinder – working on our three dimensional shapes
Friday:  Section 10.4 Surface Area of a Prism and Cylinder – working on our three dimensional shapes
Monday:  Section 10.5 Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones – working on 3-dimensional shapes
Tuesday:  Section 10.5 Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones – working on 3-dimensional shapes
Wednesday:  Three Dimensional shapes are due!   Quiz on Sections 10.1 to 10.5
Have a great week!

April 29, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next week:
Los Olas Project is a project grade and there will be a notebook check this week too for another project grade!
Monday:  Section 9.7 Discount and Mark-up with Sales Tax – Los Olas Project!
Tuesday:  Section 9.7 Discount and Mark-up and Sales Tax – continue to work on Los Olas Project
Wednesday:  Section 9.8 Simple Interest – Work on Los Olas Project
Thursday:  Section 9.8 Simple Interest – Work On Los Olas Project
Friday:  Review the Chapter!
Monday:  Test on Chapter 9 and Los Olas Project due!  This is a project grade! 
Have a great week!

April 29, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next week:
Monday:  Section 9.5 Special Right Triangles
Tuesday:  Section 9.6 Trig Ratios
Wednesday:  Sections 9.6 Trig Ratios
Thursday:  Section 9.6 Trig Ratios
Friday:  Review Chapter 9
Monday:  Test on Chapter 9!
Have a great week!

April 29, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next week:
Monday:  Section 10.5 Completing the Square and Section 10.6 Quadratic Equation!
Tuesday:  Section 10.6 Quadratic Equation!
Wednesday:  Section 10.7 Interpreting the Discriminant
Thursday:  Section 10.7 Interpreting the Discriminant
Friday:  Section 10.8 Linear and Quadratic equations and Review the Chapter!
Monday:  Test on Chapter 10!
Have a great week!

April 29, 2012

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next week: 
Monday:  Section 9.5 Apply compositions and transformations
Tuesday:  Section 9.5 Apply compositions and transformations
Wednesday: Quiz on Sections 9.3 to 9.5 and Section 9.6 Symmetry
Thursday:  Section 9.6 Symmetry
Friday:  Section 9.7 Identify and perform dilations
Monday:  Section 9.7 Identify and perform dilations
Tuesday:  Review the Chapter
Wednesday:  Test on Chapter 9
Have a great week!

April 22, 2012

Week of April 23

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Monday: Types of interactions between species; Finish Wolves in Yellowstone

Tuesday:  Bean mark-recapture Lab

Wednesday: Review for Chapter One Quest (big quiz, not quite a test!)

Thursday: Quest on Chapter One

Friday: Start Chapter 2: Cycles of Matter in Nature

 

April 22, 2012

Week of April 23

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Monday: 9.4 Finding greatest monomial factor, solving equations by factoring, using zero-product rule. 

Tuesday: 9.4 continued

Wednesday: Review for Test on negative numbers; adding, subtracting, multiplying polynomials; (worksheets - 9.4)

Thursday:Test   (no homework)

Friday: Begin 9.5 : factoring trinomials

April 22, 2012

Humanities 6A - April 23 - May 4

from:Murphy, Senora

to:Humanities 6, A

Mon. 4/23- Chp. 12 - Greece - lesson 4

Tue. 4/24 - Chp. 12 - Review

Wed. 4/25 - Test Chp. 12 - Introduce European Geography using online practice game www.sheppardsoftware.com

Thur. 4/26 - Documentary on Ancient Greece & discussion

Fri. 4/27 - Documentary on Ancient Greece and discussion

Mon. 4/30 - Modern Europe and overview of WWI, WWII  European geography

Tue. 5/1 -  WWI

Wed. 5/2 - European geography quiz

Thur. 5/3 - WWII

Fri. 5/4 - WWII

April 22, 2012

Spanish 7A & 7 B- Red & Blue- May 29 - June 13

from:Murphy, Senora

to:Spanish 7, B

Tue.   5/29 -     Projects - Chapter 10

Wed/ 5/30  -     No class, beach clean up

Thur. 5/31 -      Repaso, Chapter 10 and projects

Fri.  6/1  -         Projects

Mon. 6/4 -        Repaso cumulativo and projects

Tue. 6/5 -         review

Wed. 6/6-         Present projects

Thur. 6/7 -        Year end assessment

Fri. 6/8             International language day

Mon. 6/11         International language day

Tue. 6/12 -        International language day

Wed. 6/13        Last day of regular classes

Thur. 6/14         Last day of school 12:30 dismissal

 

April 16, 2012

Week of April 16

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Monday: worksheet 12.4, adding and subtracting polynomials. Study for quiz on Tuesday on negative numbers, simplifying polynomial expressions, adding and subtracting polynomials

Tuesday: Quiz; multiplying polynomials; worksheet 12.5; HW: 12.6 worksheet

Wednesday: Multiplying polynomials: FOIL

Thursday: 9.3 in book: finding special products of polynomials

Friday: probably no class due to 6th grade arts presentation (stay tuned)

April 15, 2012

Spanish Black 6A - May 21 - June 12

from:Murphy, Senora

to:Spanish 6, A

Chapter 5:  Los Deportes

Mon. 5/21-  Voc. 2 - Los deportes  - Other Sports

Tue. 5/22 - No class - all school field trip to Portland Maine.

Wed. 5/23 - Gramatica - stem changing verbs. Journal writing

Thur. 5/24 -  Gramatica - verbs interesar, aburrir, gustar. Review for quiz

Fri.  5/25 - Quiz - Chapter 5 - voc. 2

Mon. 5/28 - No school - Memorial day

Tue. 5/29 -  Chp. 5 cont. Sports

Wed/ 5/30 - Review Chapter 5

Thur. 5/31 - Review Chapter 5

Friday, 6/ 1 - Test Chapter 5: Los deportes

Mon. 6/4 -  Repaso - Review of key grammar points for year one Spanish

Tue. 6/5 - Repaso

Wed. 6/6 - Repaso - permission slips due for Friday trip

Thur. 6/7 - Year end assessment

Fri. 6/8  -  Trip to Stillwell's Ice cream and Swasey Park in Exeter

Mon. 6/11- Culture - topics to be determined by class week of June 4th

Tue. 6/12 - Culture

Wed. 6/13 - Last day of regular classes in the AM & Field day

Thur. 6/14 - 1/2 day - dismissal at 12;30

 

 

 

April 15, 2012

Yellow 8A Spanish April 16 - 27

from:Murphy, Senora

to:Spanish 8, A

Update for the weeks of April 16 - 27

Mon. 4/16 -  Play "Bella Durmiente"

                      vocabulary activities.  Verbo diario - descansar

Tue. 4/17  -  Play "Bella Durmiente"

                      Review of er/ir verbs in the present and preterite, verbo diario

Wed. 4/18 -  Play "Bella Durmiente'  - Mad Lib activity

                      Review verbs er/ir in the present and preterite

Thur. 4/19 -   Voc. practice, verbo diario

                       Wrap up "Bella Durmiente"

Fri.  4/20       Voc. quiz from the play - see vocabulary sheet. Be able to use words in a sentence

                       Choose a new play.

Mon. 4/23 -  Verb practice on conjuguemos website

                      Practice new play and new vocabulary

Tue. 4/24 -   Play & voc. practice focusing on use of er/ir/ar verbs in the past tense

Wed. 4/25 -  Wrap up play

Thu. 4/26 -   Latin Music in the USA - Chicano Rock. PBS documentary

Fri. 4/27   -  Latin Music in the USA - Chicano Rock , part 2

 

                    

April 11, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 9.5 Special right triangles and Quiz on Section 9.1ot 9.4
Tuesday:  Section 9.5 Special Right Triangles
Wednesday:  Section 9.5 Special Right Triangles
Thursday:  Section 9.6 Trig Ratios
Friday:  Section 9.6 Trig Ratios
Monday:  Review Chapter 9
Tuesday:  Test Chapter 9
Wednesday:  Section 10.1 Area of a Parallelogram and Trapezoid
Thursday:  Section 10.1 Area of a Parallelogram and Trapezoid
Friday:  Section 10.2 Area of a Circle
Have a great two weeks!

April 11, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 9.1 Percent and Fractions
Tuesday:  Section 9.2 Percent and Proportions
Wednesday:  Section 9.2 Percent and Proportions and Section 9.3 Percent and Decimals
Thursday:  Section 9.3 Percents and Decimals
Friday:  Section 9.4 The Percent Equations
Monday:  Section 9.4 Percent Equations
Tuesday:  Section 9.4 Percent Equation and Quiz on Sections 9.1 to 9.4
Wednesday:  Section 9.5 Circle Graphs
Thursday:  Section 9.6 Percent of Increase and Decrease
Friday:  Section 9.6 Percent of Increase and Decrease
Have a great two weeks!

April 11, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Test Chapter 8
Tuesday:  Section 9.1 Square Roots and Radicals
Wednesday:  Sections 9.1 Square Roots and Radicals
Thursday:  Section 9.2 Rational and Irrational Numbers
Friday:  Section 9.3 Pythagorean Theorem
Monday:  Section 9.3 The Pythagorean Theorem
Tuesday:  Section 9.4 Using The Pythagorean Theorem
Wednesday:  Section 9.4 Using the Pythagorean Theorem
Thursday:  Section 9.5 Special Right Triangles
Friday:  Section 9.5 Special Right Triangles
Have a great two weeks!

April 11, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Review Chapter 9
Tuesday:  Test on Chapter 9
Wednesday:  Section 10.1 Graph polynomials Ax2 + C
Thursday:  Section 10.1 Graph Polynomials Ax2 + C
Friday:  Section 10.2 Graph AX2 + BX + C
Monday:  Section 10.2 Graph AX2 + BX + C
Tuesday:  Section 10.3 Solve by Graphing
Wednesday:  Section 10.3 Solve by Graphing
Thursday:  Section 10.4 Square Roots
Friday:  Section 10.4 Square Roots
Have a great two weeks!

April 11, 2012

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks: 
Monday:  Section 8.5 Use Properties of Trapezoid and Kites
Tuesday:  Section 8.5 Use Properties of Trapezoid and Kites
Wednesday: Section 8.6 Identify Special Quadrilaterals
Thursday:  Section 8.6 Identify Special Quadrilaterals
Friday:  Review Chapter 8
Monday:  Test Chapter 8
Tuesday:  Section 9.3 Perform Reflections
Wednesday:  Section 9.3 Perform Reflections
Thursday:  Section 9.4 Perform Rotations
Friday:  Section 9.4 Perform Rotations
Have a great two weeks!

April 10, 2012

Visual Art comments

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:All Students

Please note that I have inserted break down grades and occassional comments next to Assignment grades. I may also have entered a short comment next to one or two Academic Behaviors categories for Term 3 final grades.

April 10, 2012

homework links

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Khan Academy Tutorials

Homework, night of April 10
Negative numbers Review
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/addition-subtraction/v/negative-numbers-introduction
practice this concept

Adding integers with different signs
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/addition-subtraction/v/adding-integers-with-different-signs
practice this concept

Adding and subtracting negative numbers
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/addition-subtraction/v/adding-subtracting-negative-numbers
practice this concept


Homework, night of April 11
Adding polynomials
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/adding-polynomials
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/adding-polynomials-with-multiple-variables

Subtracting polynomials
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/subtracting-polynomials

click on “practice this concept” for both of them


Homework, night of April 16th
Multiplying monomials
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/multiplying-monomials

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/level-1-multiplying-expressions
practice this concept

FOIL
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/multiplying-binomials
practice this concept

April 05, 2012

April 2 - 6 Black Spanish

from:Murphy, Senora

to:All Students

This week we will work on our menu projects for Chapter 4. Due by Thursday, April 5th is the rough draft of your project:  notes, and layout of menu in Spanish. Final draft of the menu (including presentation portion) will be due in Term 4.

Happy Easter and Passover.  - No school Friday, April 6

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