November 15

Today’s Help – 11/15/17

Pictured above:  Queen Elizabeth II Coronation day in London, England on June 2, 1953. She is the MONARCH of the United Kingdom.  The United Kingdom has a Parliamentary Democracy, and a Constitutional Monarchy. Queen Elizabeth’s powers are limited by the law or constitution.  How long has Queen Elizabeth II been Queen of United Kingdom?  See Mrs. Carter for a prize. 

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Keep raising money for the COLOR BATTLE fundraiser!!  Don’t miss the Color Battle on Nov. 30!  $30 donation gets you in the game!

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull and Leonard

Government test tomorrow – Thursday 11/16/17

BE PREPARED TO ANSWER A QUESTION IN COMPLETE SENTENCES COMPARING PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRACY AND PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY.  See Venn Diagram below for Compare (similarities) and Contrast (differences) notes. 

All Study tools listed here:

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Today, we took an assessment on Verb Usage.

Then we read in Walk Two Moons.

HOMEWORK:  Continue working on your Double Entry Journals.  Also Membean – 30 minutes a week.

There will be a test over Walk Two Moons chapters 11-20 tomorrow.  We will finish reading, review and discuss and then test.  Here is a study guide: Walk Two Moons Study Guide-s0kdpu

November 14

Today’s Help – 11/14/17

Yesterday was the kick-off for our McClure fundraiser!  If you have any questions, see your 5th period teacher!  Make sure you are qualified for the Color Battle!

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Crull and Leonard

Today we completed a Retake on the Government quiz.  Many students improved their grades, if you did not…you need to spend extra time the next 2 nights reviewing these words, studying notes, practicing on Quizlet and Study Stack.

We continued working on Presidential and Parliamentary democracies by beginning a Venn Diagram comparing similarities and contrasting differences.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Venn diagram. Here’s a template: Presid vs Parliam venn diagram BLANK-25lezpx 

Consider these things:

  • who is the leader in each democracy system
  • how is the leader chosen
  • what characteristics do both systems have
  • are branches (executive and legislative) separate, or work together
  • are there other characteristics that make them different.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Leonard

Today we added to our character charts and worked with the Venn diagram.

Tonight: With the character you added today, what are his/her character traits – appearance, what character says, what character does, what other characters say about this person…

 

 

November 8

Today Help – 11/8/17

Pictured above:  The British Parliament in 1710.

For all 6th graders:

Don’t forget to purchase a yearbook for your student!  The price is currently $40, but will increase soon.  To order, please click  here.

As a reminder, yearbooks were not a part of the PTSA bundle at the beginning of the year.  Yearbooks are purchased online through Jostens.  Payment is not taken here at school.

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Jezerinac:  [email protected]

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull and Leonard

Today we:

  • Looked deeper in to Democracy
  • Discussed the difference between a Parliamentary democracy and a Presidential Democracy.

HOMEWORK:  Review these notes Presidential VS Parliamentary-18wz566 and make sure you are studying and understanding WHO elects WHOM, and the vocabulary words involved: Parliamentary democracy, Presidential Democracy, Prime Minister, President, Legislature. 

Also review notes on DISTRIBUTION OF POWER and CITIZEN PARTICIPATION.  Dist Power and Citiz Part notes-z635rl 

BONUS:  2 great questions came up today in 4th period.  Look up the answers to these questions and see me for a treat!

  1. What type of democracy does Spain have?    France have?
  2. What is the length of a term for the Prime Minister of Great Britain?

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Today we discussed Pronoun Usage and Agreement on pg. 105 in the Springboard book.

HOMEWORK: Review Unit 2 Literary Terms. *** See the Study Stack Unit 2 Lit Terms here to study.

Also, remember to stay on top of your Membean. 30 minutes a week

 

 

November 6

Today’s Help – 11/6/17

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW for Students!

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

We continued talking about Government today and how power is distributed and how citizens participate.  Review your notes!  Study your List 6 words using Study Stack List 6 and Quizlet List 6 (Great resource****print flashcards with visuals from Quizlet)

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

We continued talking about Government today and how power is distributed and how citizens participate.  Review your notes!  Study your List 6 words using Study Stack List 6 and Quizlet List 6 (Great resource****print flashcards with visuals from Quizlet)

Homework:  Complete a quiz using Study Stack and write your score, with parent signature, in your agenda.

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Today we read more in “Walk Two Moons”.  Character bookmarks were due today!  IF you did not complete, please complete and turn in Wednesday for a late grade.  (See Friday’s blog for instructions).

*** You will have a test over the Literary Terms on Thursday 11/9.  See the Study Stack Unit 2 Lit Terms here to study.

Have a great night and great tomorrow!  

November 3

Today’s Help – 11/3/17

For all 6th graders:

Don’t forget to purchase a yearbook for your student!  The price is currently $40, but will increase soon.  To order, please click  here.

As a reminder, yearbooks were not a part of the PTSA bundle at the beginning of the year.  Yearbooks are purchased online through Jostens.  Payment is not taken here at school.

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Jezerinac:  [email protected]

SOCIAL STUDIES: Crull

Today we began our unit on Government. Make sure you have completed Vocab List #6 in your notebook, and continue highlighting key words.  These are words that stand out in a definition, that make it different from other words.

Today we discussed: Unitary vs. Confederation vs. Federal.  Review your notes…Do you know the difference between them?

SOCIAL STUDIES: Leonard

Today we reviewed the Europe History test, and moved on to our next unit on Government. Make sure you have completed Vocab List #6 in your notebook, and continue highlighting key words.  These are words that stand out in a definition, that make it different from other words.

Today we began a video comparing Autocracy vs. Oligarchy vs. Democracy.  Review your notes…Do you know the difference between them?

  • Autocracy = ruled by one
  • Oligarchy = ruled by a small group, or a few people
  • Democracy = ruled by the people

LANGUAGE ARTS: Leonard

Homework:  Complete your Character bookmark.

Bookmark Instructions– include all 7 parts on your bookmark:

  • Name of Character
  • Picture of Character
  • What Character Says (Quote)
  • What Character does (Action)
  • What others say about the character
  • Add Illustrations as needed
  • Must be colorful

Have a great weekend!

November 1

Today’s Help – 11/1/17

***RETURN REGISTRATION FORMS ASAP!  Given in Homeroom on Monday.  Return to your Homeroom teacher.

***Hello McClure Parents and Students,

The cool weather has arrived but it is still possible to show your school spirit by purchasing a long-sleeve McClure shirt!!  Please visit the Foundation website (https://mccluremiddlefoundation.org/friends-family/)  to order or visit us in the Atrium on Thursday morning, November 2nd, Tuesday morning, November 7th, or Thursday morning, November 9th – orders must be submitted by Friday, Nov 10th.  

To pay by cash or check, print and complete the order form and return the form with payment to the Front Office.  All checks should be made payable to: McClure Middle School Foundation.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull and Leonard

Study for your Europe History Test TOMORROW!

**Vocabulary List #6 is due in your notebook on FRIDAY.  Vocabulary #6 

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Homework:

  • Membean:  30 minutes due by Sunday.  10 minutes x 3 times a week=30 minutes
  • Review Verb Tense notes.  Powerpoint here:  Verb Tenses-12uf4a4    Also review pg. 99 of Springboard book.  Assessment coming soon!
  • Character Analysis on Sal and Phoebe
October 31

Today’s Help – 10/31/17

HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull and Leonard

Study for your Europe History Test on Thursday, 11/2.

**Begin writing your Vocabulary List #6 in your notebook.  Vocabulary #6

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Today we reviewed Verb Tenses.

Homework:

  • Membean:  30 minutes due by Sunday.  10 minutes x 3 times a week=30 minutes
  • Review Verb Tense notes.  Powerpoint here:  Verb Tenses-12uf4a4    Also review pg. 99 of Springboard book.  Assessment coming soon!
October 30

Today’s Help – 10/30/17

Pictured Above – Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany celebrated and greeted their liberators.  Russian, British, Canadian, American and French forces liberated many camps. The US troops liberated Dachau, northwest of Munich, Germany, in 1945.   

ALL 6th GRADERS:

  • “The McClure Staff is celebrating HALLOWEEN in a BIG way TOMORROW, so dig in the couch cushions, look under the car seats, and check your pockets for LOOSE change!  You will be voting for BEST COSTUME TOMORROW!!  ALL PROCEEDS benefit our Maverick Miracle Tree to assist our McClure families in need!”
  • Hot Topics – McClureMiddle HS Decision-1ttaspe

 

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull

Vocabulary List #5 Test Tomorrow!

Study using Study Stack, Quizlet, notes in your notebook.  Take a test or quiz on Study Stack.  Have your parents, friend or sibling quiz you!

SOCIAL STUDIES – Leonard

Vocabulary List #5 Test Tomorrow!

HOMEWORK:  

  1. Take a test on Study Stack
  2. Write your score in your agenda.  (Shoot for a 100%…keep trying)
  3. Get your parent’s signature by your score.

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

  • Today we took a Membean test.  Continue working on your Membean each week – 30 minutes a week are due every week!  10 minutes x 3 time = 30 minutes.
  • HOMEWORK:  You received a 1/2 sheet Verb Tense notes sheet.  Use this Powerpoint:  Verb Tenses-12uf4a4 to fill in the notes.  Here is a copy of the notes sheet also if you lose or need it. Verb Tenses-2nv70j0

 

 

October 26

Today’s Help – 10/26/17

What is pictured above?  It is a symbol of the Cold War hostilities between the Super Powers of the United States and the Soviet Union.  See Mrs. Carter!

SOCIAL STUDIES – Crull and Leonard

Study your Vocabulary List #5 words.  TRY A NEW STUDY STRATEGY —  go to Quizlet and Study Stack.  Use the words in a sentence.  Draw a picture.  Have a parent or sibling quiz you.  TEST on Vocabulary is Tuesday 10/31.  TEST on Europe History is Thursday 11/2.  DO NOT try to cram the night before.  Review your note – study with a friend!

LANGUAGE ARTS – Leonard

Tests tomorrow on Walk Two Moons Chapters 1-10 AND Unit 2 Literary Vocabulary.
Here are helpful resources:

  • Unit 2 Lit Vocab
  • Walk Two Moons Study Guide:STUDY GUIDE—Walk Two Moon   Ch. 1-10

    Be familiar with Sal- – her age, where she has lived, where she was moving to, her feeling,  her mother, her grandparents, and her memories.

    Be familiar with Mrs. Partridge.

    Be familiar with story about Sal’ dad giving Sal’ mom the flowers.

    Be familiar with the lunatic story—why did Phoebe say things she said.

    Be familiar with what an internal conflict is, and what an external conflict is.

    What do you know about Gramps character?

    What do you know about Phoebe Winterbottom’s character?

    Defining a word using context. Ex. I was so parched, I drank an entire glass of water in one gulp.

    1. hungry B. thirsty C. sleepy