Quarter 3 Important Information:
Missing 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.  Students have been advised of this policy change since the beginning of Quarter 2.

Upcoming Dates​: Friday, 2/2: ​Spring Picture Day;    Thursday, 2/8: Friendship Grams final payment; Friday, 2/9: 3rd deposit due for Washington, D.C. trip;
2/14: Mrs. Zeller's B-Day & Friendship Grams Delivery; 2/19: Presidents' Day (no school)

Homework from 

1. Why question due Monday
2. Quotation Quotient due Wednesday
3. Word Wizard due Friday

​​Friday,  1/19

Week  of
1/22  to 1/26



Y Book Check: Why Question

Prompt into Topic

SS Interactive Notebook:
1. Ancient Egypt, Map & Timeline: Old Kingdom, Sphinx, Pyramids, Middle Kingdom
2. Arts and Recreation
3. Frontalism
4. Sacred Felines
5. Jewelry for All


​Choose one quality quotation from a biography, autobiography, or memoir. Write a sentence incorporating this quotation with an appropriate text talker using a present tense verb other than “says.”   Include both the author and source, correctly written.

A Schedule

HW Check: Text Talker
Directed Writing:  In your SS Interactive Notebook, identify by highlighting or underlining the following.
  1. 2 ancient names for Egypt
  2. Capital(s) of Egypt
  3. Differences in clothes between men & women, wealthy & poor
  4. Importance of the arts
  5. Sphinx
  6. Relevance of cats
  7. 2 recreational activities
  8. Explanation of frontalism
  9. Significance of jewelry
Interactive Notebook: Complete all material thus far.
FSA Writes focus groups 
Quotation Quotient


Modified B Schedule

Modified A/B Schedule
Y-Book Check: Quotation Quotient
January Writing Prompt
Morning: Green
Afternoon: Red
Use of analog stopwatch on Smartboard for timing purposes


Word Wizards for Friday (if option B, from Week 9 Words in above link)

Block Schedule 3

Special Block Schedule
Y-Book Check: Quotation Quotient
January Writing Prompt: Protests
Morning: Yellow
Afternoon: Blue ​
Use of Analog stopwatch on Smartboard for timing purposes
Word Wizards (if option B, from Week 9 Words in above link)


Block Schedule 4

Y-Book Check: Word Wizards
Rainbow Writing (Protests):
Attention Grabber
Thesis Statement
Body Paragraphs
Topic Sentence
FEDS Detail 1
Connection 1
FEDS Detail 2
Explanation 2
Connection 2
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Return to AG

  1. Why question due Monday
  2. Observation Connection due Wednesday
  3. Word Wizard due Friday  (if option B, from Week 10 Words in above link)


C Schedule

Rainbow Writing Color Codes
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.

13" Laminator (any brand)
menu-size laminating sheets
legal-size laminating sheets
letter-size laminating sheets
Brother TZ laminated tape
MDP to VGA adaptor
Welcome Back Information