Thank You!
To all of my wonderful students and parents who honored me on my birthday with cards, presents, chocolate, coffee, and more, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for making my day so special!

Quarter 4 Important Information:
Absent Y-Book entries & other HW must be brought to me during lunch lab within 2 weeks of the original due date; after that, the grades remain a 0.  I will not accept missing homework late.  

Upcoming Dates​:
FSA ELA: Tuesday, 4/24 & Wednesday, 4/25
FSA Math: Wednesday, 5/9 & Thursday, 5/10

Homework from 

"It's a Small World After All" project steps

 1. Why question due Monday
2. Quotation Quotient due Wednesday
3. Word Wizards (week 14 from list) due Friday

​​Friday,  4/20

Week  of
4/23  to 4/27



Y Book Check: Why Question
Restrictive/ Nonrestrictive elements
Pronoun/ antecedent agreement
Project: “It’s a Small World After All”
6.     Bring your “country” to life, labelling it with the following political designations & natural resources: capital city, airports, picnic areas/ campgrounds, major highways, rivers, lakes, forest area, farmland, graveyard, mountains
7.     Label your map with a title, compass rose, and legend.
8.     Color the map.
Group Share: Maps


FSA ELA tomorrow and Wednesday.  Get a good night’s sleep and eat a hearty breakfast.

C Schedule

FSA ELA tomorrow.  Get a good night’s sleep and eat a hearty breakfast 


FSA ELA in the morning
Map Scale activity in the afternoon

FSA Schedule ​​

Map Scale Activity
Quotation Quotient


FSA ELA in the morning
Map Scale activity in the afternoon

FSA Schedule

Map Scale Activity
Y-Book Check: Quotation Quotient
Map Activity: Plotting Coordinates, writing Coordinates, Translating map coordinates to math coordinates


Word Wizards (Week 15 from list)

D Schedule​​

World Map
Latitude/Longitude Activity (use World Map)
  1. Why question due Monday
  2. Observation Connection due Wednesday
  3. Word Wizards (Week 15 from list) due Friday 

Y-Book Check: Word Wizards
Map Activity: Plotting Coordinates, finding area of shapes, using ratios to determine length, height, and area of shapes


A Schedule​​

Shapes from Coordinates (use World Map) 
World Map
BGCS Homepage
Link to Interactive History Website
BCPS Calendar 2017-18
Classroom Library

Note: When you go the American Journey website, at the student login, type the following access code:  B403FACC22.
Then bookmark the page for future reference. 

Ms. Lemos's Website
Mr. Piskun's Website
Link to American Journey Textbook
Mrs. Romero's Website

Parents' Information

PDF version of Parent Orientation Slideshow Presentation
Letter from Mrs. Miller about Washington DC trip
Wish List in MS Word

Volunteer Opportunity: Wish List

One way to complete volunteer hours is through providing  classroom enhancements.  Please let me know if you order anything so that I can remove it from my wish list.  Links to Amazon for each item appear below.

Brother TZ laminated tape
3-Pack 1/4 inch graph paper
retractable purple pens
push pin clips
staple remover 3-pack
Welcome Back Information