Due Date: 1/21/2018
Subject: Reading

***There is no homework for Jan. 10th-12th***


We are reading “Bunnicula” by Deborah and James Howe.  After we read two chapters, a short review quiz will be given.  Students may use their book for their quiz.  A study guide will not be sent home.

Skills: Main Idea and Homophones.  We will be remediating the 2nd Benchmark and retesting on the skills not mastered in the benchmark.

Monday- 15th--

Tuesday- 16th--

Wednesday- 17th--

Thursday- 18th--

  • vocabulary test

Friday- 19th--

  • Spelling bubble test

  • Spelling sentences due           

Spelling-  Students will write 12 sentences each week.  Each unit is worth 25 points and a final grade will be recorded at the end of each 6 weeks.

  1. unused      6. redo             12. unload

  2. refresh      7. disorder        13. recall

  3. dislike       8. unplanned    14. displease

  4. replace      9. distrust        15. uneven

  5. unpaid     10. rewind         16. rebuild

      11. untrue    17.  restart       18. uncover

Reading Vocabulary-

  1. Analysis- a careful study of something to learn about its parts.

  2. Indulgent- enjoyed as a special treat

  3. Romp- an enjoyable time of rough noisy play

  4. Pendulum- a stick with a weight at the bottom that swings back and forth inside a clock

  5. Subtle- hard to notice; not obvious.

Book Reports- please choose a book you would like to read for a book report.  This book should be on your AR level.  This will be due on Jan. 31st.


The Library is asking for pictures of family/friends that are/were coal miners, dressed in their mining clothes.

**Schedule is subject to change due to the weather**



Due Date: 12/21/2017
Subject: Science


We will be starting Unit 4 in Science, which includes the SOL listed below.  We will have quizzes periodically throughout the unit and a final unit test.  I will send a study guide home when we are ready to be tested on the material.  We will also be planting seeds and utilizing our greenhouses.  This is new for everyone and will be a learning process for us all, hopefully a fun one.


4.5 The student will investigate and understand how plants and animals, including humans, in an ecosystem interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem. Key concepts include

a) plant and animal adaptations;

b) organization of populations, communities, and ecosystems and how they interrelate;

c) flow of energy through food webs;

d) habitats and niches;

e) changes in an organism’s niche at various stages in its life cycle; and f) influences of human activity on ecosystems.



Unit 4 Lesson 1 & 2 Test



  1. Herbivores are consumers that eat only plants.

  2. Carnivores are consumers that eat only meat.

  3. Omnivores are consumers that eat both plants and animals.

  4. A predator is an animal that hunts other animals.

  5. A prey is an animal that is hunted and eaten by animals.

  6. Monkeys and toucans are part of a rainforest ecosystem.

  7. Rainforests have fewer plants growing on the ground because little light gets through the canopy to the forest floor.

  8. A population is all of one type of organisms that live in a certain place.

  9. An ecosystem is a community of organisms and the physical environment in which they live.

  10. A place in the environment that meets the needs of an organism is called a habitat.

  11. A producer is an organism that makes its own food.

  12. An organism’s role in its habitat is know as its niche.

  13. An animal that eats plants or other animals to get energy is called a consumer.

  14. The correct sequence of a food chain is:  sunlight ---- producer ---- consumer---- decomposer.

  15. Without decomposer organisms would never decay or rot.

  16. All life in an ecosystem depend on producers to capture energy from the sun for energy.

  17. The main source of energy in a food chain is the sun.

  18. Be able to list producers, consumers, and decomposers of a given food web.  Also be able to tell if the organism is a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore.