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Homework for Nā Nai'a Class - 5th/6th Grade Class (10-12 year olds)

Week 12 Dec 4-6

Math:

All Students:  Math Riddles

Alex: Long division worksheet

Advanced students only: Extra challenge! Choose one Sudoku puzzle to complete. Sudoku


Botany:

Write everything you know about fungi that we talked about this week in class. (Why are they important? How did they help plants evolve on land? What do they do? What is the Wood Wide Web? What are mycelia? What are mushrooms? How/for what do people use them? Are fungi really plants? Who was Alexander Fleming? What is Penicillin? What would happen if there were no fungi?

Compare plant parts to human parts. Review and explain to a parent.


Social Studies:

Write a human interest article about plants or fungi for your newspaper. You need to choose one of the following 3 titles; "The Giving Plant", "The Magic of Plants" or "Amazing Fungi". Make it exciting!


Vocabulary:

Finish crossword puzzle

Botany vocabulary words: photosynthesis, carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), oxygen (O2), life cycle, earth, soil, botany, germinate, algae, microscopic, deciduous, biome, antibiotic, decompose, Alexander Fleming, botany, temperature, biography, autobiography, spores, fungus/fungi (pl), lichen

Look up the following words in the dictionary and add to your vocabulary word list: biosphere, symbiosis, endemic


Week 11 Nov 27-29

Math:

Finish the "Making a Graph" assignment - Convert inches to feet and record your findings in a graph.  For advanced students: Find out the average height of the kids that you recorded in your graph.

Finish the Fraction Practice Worksheet you started in class. (Finding the pattern and filling out the missing numbers + adding/subtracting fractions with different denominators)

For more math practice, check out the Math Worksheet Resource



Botany:

To review what we have been learning about this week, write down the answers to the following questions:

1. What is a plant? How is a plant different from an animal?
2. What do plants need to survive? How are these things the same as, or different from, those things that people and other animals need to live?
3. Why are plants important? Could animals live without plants?
4. Why is soil important to plants? Could plants live without soil?
5. Write a narrative about the process of photosynthesis from the point of view of a plant.

Read the "Plants" hand-out, there are 4 distinct sections. Write what each of these sections are about in 1-2 sentences per section. Also, write about something new you learned, something you are wondering about or just something that fascinated you after reading the hand out.



Social Studies:

Write the Gilgamesh review and Makahiki report in your newspaper. If I didn't already edit it for you, please have mom or dad help edit your story and check your spelling and capitalization. Write as neat as you can!


Vocabulary:

Study your vocabulary list - know the meaning of the words and how to spell them.

Botany vocabulary words: photosynthesis, carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), oxygen (O2), life cycle, earth, soil, botany, germinate, algae

Look up the following words in the dictionary and add to your vocabulary word list: biome, microscopic, deciduous and antibiotics


ORGANIZE YOUR BINDERS!


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Week 10 - Nov 13-15

Because of Makahiki preparation and festivities, some homework slipped through the cracks. Make sure outstanding and new homework is returned to Ms. Ilse on Tuesday, November 27.

Outstanding Homework:

La'a:
Book report on "Warriors" by Erin Hunter. Fill out the Book Report Helper.
Finish 4-elements collage.

Alex:
Book report on "Spirit Animals; Tales of Great Beasts" by Brandon Mull. Fill out the Book Report Helper.
Long Division Worksheet from Week 9 - Nov 6-8
The Library Worksheet from Week 9 - Nov 6-8

McKayla:
Book report on "Wild Ones" by Lisa McMann. Fill out Book Report Helper.

Rafi:
Book report on book of your choice. Fill out Book Report Helper.


NEW HOMEWORK:

Math:

Finish " Mixed Operations Worksheet 1 ", " Mixed Operations Worksheet 2 " and " The Gym "


Social Studies:

Write a news article about our Makahiki preparation and celebration for your newspaper.
News stories usually answer the 5-W's (who, what, when, where, why + how)
Make a catchy headline. Divide your article in a clear beginning, middle and end.
Imagine that your readers do not know anything about Makahiki, so be clear.


Botany:
Read or ask your parent to read you " The Plant as a Child of Earth and Sun ".
Recap the story in your own words. Your story needs to include the title and the words "4-elements", "sun/fire", "earth", "water" and "air".
How does the sun affect the earth, the seasons, the plants, animals and human beings who live on the earth? Discuss this with your mom or dad and write down 3 examples.






Week 9 - Nov 6-8

Makahiki:

Practice the Gratitude Song on the recorder
Learn to sing E Ho Mai
Practice Kumu Lei'ohu Chant


Math:

McKayla: Finish "Week 4" worksheet + "Long Division Worksheet Questions 1-4" + "At the Library Worksheet"

Rafi: Finish "Divide the Square" worksheet + "Long Division Worksheet Questions 4-9" + "At the Library Worksheet"

Alex: Finish "Long Division Worksheet Questions 1-6" + "At the Library Worksheet"

La'a: Finish "Long Division Worksheet Questions 5-8" + "At the Library Worksheet"

Ja'el: Finish "Long Division Worksheet Questions 4-9" + "At the Library Worksheet"


Vocabulary:

Add the words "epic", "bas-relief" and "irrigation" to your vocabulary list. Study your vocabulary list - know the meaning of the words and how to spell them. There will be a quiz next week.

Vocabulary words: author, fiction, non-fiction, genre, biography, literature, vocabulary, fractions, denominator, numerator, proper fractions, improper fractions, equal fractions, addition, subtraction, lyrics, opinion, fact, literal language, figurative language, to summarize, summary, simile, personification, century, millennium, millennia, decade, historical, captions, italics, headline, archaeology, civilizations, publisher, editor, reporter, humor, hypothesis, epic, human, news, Gilgamesh, Enkidu, agriculture, irrigation, cuneiform, sha-ma-mu, a-ma-tum, ziggurats, King Hammurabi, Utnaphishtim, epic, bas-relief. Mesopotamia, Euphrates, Tigris



Reading/Writing:

Finish your book report

Rafi: Read the Mesopotamian Flood Story and make a 1-page summary.


Social Studies/History:

Write short book review about "Gilgamesh, the hero" for your newspaper: What's the name of the book? Who wrote it? What is the book about? Why do/don't I like this book? Would you recommend it? What main idea does the author share? How many stars?

History:

Finish your drawing about Mesopotamia. Put some effort into it. Use color. Make it beautiful.

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Week 8 - Oct 30 - Nov 1

Math:

Math with fractions, decimals and percentages worksheets. (2)

McKayla keep practicing with equal fractions: Math Week 1a and Math Week 1b


Reading:

Continue reading the book you've chosen, you should be about 3/4 of the way through. Book report is due on Nov 8. Use the book report guide hand-out to help you write your book report.



Writing:

1. Write a summary of the Mesopotamian Flood Story. Enlil, Enki, Utnaphishtim. Why did the gods create people? Why was Utnaphishtim granted immortality by Enlil?


2. The Lawless Tribe Assignment: What would the world look like without laws? How would it affect you? Would it be a good place? Are people inherently good or bad? Do they need rules?

3. Write the edited newpaper article on the first page of your newspaper template.


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Week 7 - Oct 23-25

Math:

McKayla: Equal Fractions , Practice 4 Operations Fractions 2 , Reducing Fractions

Rafi: Practice 4 Operations Fractions 2 , Reducing Fractions

La'a: Decimals to Fractions , ( Mixed Number to Decimals )

Alex: Decimals to Fractions , Mixed Number to Decimals


Ja'el: Decimals to Fractions , Mixed Number to Decimals



Reading:

Continue reading the book you've chosen, you should be about half way through.


Writing:

Write a summary of Chapter 6 from Gilgamesh, the Hero from your notes. Pay attention to punctuation and spelling.




Week 6 - Oct 16-18

Math:

McKayla: Practice 4 Operations Fractions 2 , Reducing Fractions


Rafi: Practice 4 Operations Fractions 2 , Reducing Fractions

La'a: Convert Fraction to Decimals Practice 4 Operations

Alex: Convert Fractions to Decimals Practice 4 Operations

Ja'el: Convert Fractions to Decimals Practice 4 Operations

Reading:


Start reading the book you have picked for personal reading. Book report will be due in three weeks on November 8.

No flodder books (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Sponge Bob SquarePants etc)



Writing:


Write a summary on the first two chapters of "Gilgamesh, the hero"

Pick your favorite simile from these chapters and make a drawing that goes with it




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Week 5 - Oct 9-11

Math:

Complete the handwritten pages of math questions "Vertical Math" and "Horizontal Math". I am not so much interested in the answer as I am interested in the way you get to your answers, especially with the horizontal math questions. Please, show me your steps of how you get to the answer.

Reading:

Finish reading "The Bridge to Terabithia". Find at 5 examples of similes in these last chapters. Answer questions 1-3. Answer questions in complete, descriptive sentences.


Pick a book for personal reading. No flodder books (Diary of a Wimpy Kid etc)

History :

Record 5 significant events of the student's life, 1 important historical event that has happened during their lifetime, 2 events from their family's history that happened before they were born, and 2 events that the student predicts will happen to them in the future.  Please, include pictures if possible.


Social Studies:

Think of a name for your newspaper. Make your own or get a typeface that you like online.







Week 4 - Oct 2-4

Math:

Complete the three handwritten pages of math questions about "Subtracting Fractions".

Reading:

Read chapter 5-8 from "The Bridge to Terabithia". Find at least 5 examples of figurative language in these chapters. Answer questions 1-4. Answer questions in complete, descriptive sentences.


Poetry:

Recite one paragraph of the poem "A Pebble" by James Foley

History:

We will be making personal timelines as an introduction to our Ancient History block. Record 5 significant events of the student's life, 1 important historical event that has happened during their lifetime, 2 events from their family's history that happened before they were born, and 2 events that the student predicts will happen to them in the future.  Please, include pictures if possible.





Week 3 - Sept 25-27

Math:

Complete, correct and review "Week 1", "Week 2", "Week 3" and "Practice" math worksheets.

Reading:

Read chapter 4 from "The Bridge to Terabithia". Find at least 3 examples of figurative languag.. Make a short but descriptive summary of this chapter.

Poetry:

Recite one paragraph of the poem "A Pebble" by James Foley

History:

We will be making personal timelines as an introduction to our Ancient History block. Record 5 significant events of the student's life, 1 important historical event that has happened during their lifetime, 2 events from their family's history that happened before they were born, and 2 events that the student predicts will happen to them in the future.  Please, include pictures if possible.


Week 2 - Sept 18-20

Math:

Ella - Review and make corrections on your first "Equal Fractions" worksheet and complete the second worksheet.. Also finish your personal math assignment from me. Practice for your timestable of 9 challenge for next week.

Alex - Complete the math crossword puzzle. Mental math only! Do not use any vertical math. Practice for your timestable of 3 challenge for next week.

La'a - Review and make corrections to your "Equal Fractions" worksheets.. Also, complete the two "Compare Fractions" worksheets. Practice for your timestable of 3 challenge for next week.

Ja'el - Complete "Compare Fractions" worksheets. Practice for your timestable of 3 challenge for next week.

Rafi -

Reading:

Read chapter 3 from "The Bridge to Terabithia".

Writing:

Answer the following questions about what you have read till so far in the book  "The Bridge to Terabithia". No one word answers! Write complete and descriptive sentences.

1. Why has Jess gotten up early every morning during the summer?

2. What is Jess's favorite teacher Miss Edmunds like? How is she different from the other teachers at Lark Creek Elementary School?

3. Why does Jess keep his drawing supplies hidden under his mattress? And why doesn't he dare show his drawings to his father?



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