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Welcome Students and Parents,   

If you have any concerns or questions, or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with me, please fill free to contact me at anytime.

Classroom Phone Number: (562) 944-3307
E-mail: ariisager@swhittier.k12.ca.us

Thank you, Ms. Riisager
 

Recent Posts

Week 1/20/2014 - 1/24/2014

Monday 1/20

No School

Tuesday 1/21

  • Middle Ages Vocabulary List # 3
    • Solve Crossword Puzzle (Discover Vocabulary)
    • Create a study sheet/flashcards for yourself

Homework: Create a study sheet/flashcards for yourself

Wednesday 1/22

  • Middle Ages Magazine Project
    • Assign groups
    • Begin gathering information from the articles provided

Homework: Handout for Gathering information for your section

Thursday 1/23

  • Middle Ages Magazine Project
    • IPad Research Day – Add at least one website to your research for each topic

Homework: Organize information

Friday 1/24

  • Middle Ages Magazine Project
    • IPad Research Day – Add at least one website to your research for each topic
    • Organize Information and write articles for your section of the magazine

Homework: Work on Magazine pages (Due: Thursday 1/30)

Week 1/13/2014 - 1/17/2014

Monday 1/13

  • Middle Ages Vocabulary List # 2
    • Solve Crossword Puzzle (Discover Vocabulary)
    • Create a study sheet/flashcards for yourself

Homework: Create a study sheet/flashcards for yourself

Tuesday 1/14

  • Review vocabulary
  • Read group poster article (4 article options)

Homework: 10 sentences using at least 10 of your vocabulary words. Underline or Highlight the words in your sentences

Wednesday 1/15

  • Gather information from your article (Handout)

Homework: 1-2 paragraph summary of your article (Handout)

Thursday 1/16

  • Work in groups to create your poster

Homework: Study for the quiz!!!!

Friday 1/17

  • Quiz
  • Finish Poster

Homework: Missing Work

Week 1/6/2014 - 1/10/2014

Monday 1/6

No School

Tuesday 1/7

  • What do you KNOW? What do you WANT to know? What did you LEARN?
  • What do you know about Medieval Times, King Arthur, The Plague, Lords and Ladies, Serfs and Peasants, etc.?

Homework: Missing Work

Wednesday 1/8

  • Middle Ages Vocabulary List # 1
    • Solve Crossword Puzzle (Discover Vocabulary)
    • Create a study sheet/flashcards for yourself

Homework: Create a study sheet/flashcards for yourself

Thursday 1/9

  • Gathering Information Practice
    • Article: After the Snow, comes the mud for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
    • Gathering Information Practice Handout Questions

Homework: Study Vocabulary for Quiz

Friday 1/10

  • Middle Ages Quiz # 1
  • Continue to work on Gathering Information Practice Handout

Homework: Finish Gathering Information Practice Handout

Week 12/16/2013 - 12/20/2013

Monday, 12/16/2013

  • Discuss Characters
  • Discuss Project
  • Bubble Maps

Homework: Journal – Bubble Map for each of your TWO characters

Tuesday 12/17/2013

  • Answer the Character questions from the worksheet

Homework: Journal – Finish the questions about both of your TWO characters

Wednesday 12/18/2013

  • IPad – Trading Card Creation
  • Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas

Homework: Missing/Late Work

Thursday 12/19/2013

  • IPad – Trading Card Creation
  • Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas

Homework: Missing/Late Work

Friday 12/20/2013

  • IPad – Finish Trading Card Creation
  • Finish The Nightmare Before Christmas

Homework: Missing/Late Work

Week 12/9/2013 - 12/13/2013

Monday, 12/9/2013

  • Pre-Lesson
    • Discuss holiday traditions. – Circle Map
    • Pg. iv (#1)
  • Read Chapter 1-2

Homework: 1 page journal Double Bubble: (Compare and Contrast: Halloween to Christmas)

Tuesday, 12/10/2013

  • Read Chapters 3-4
  • Questions pg. 8-9 (2.2 and 2.3)

Homework: 1 page summary of chapters 1-4 of A Nightmare Before Christmas

Wednesday, 12/11/2013

  • Read Chapters 5-7
  • So / Because Language Lesson
    • Questions pg. 18-19 (3.3)

Homework: 1 page summary of chapters 5-7 of A Nightmare Before Christmas

Thursday, 12/12/2013

  • Discuss the story so far
  • Read Chapters 8-10

Homework: 1 page summary of chapters 8-10 of A Nightmare Before Christmas

Friday, 12/13/2013

Choice Day (Choose one of these options/you will do the other on Monday):

  • Read the rest of the story
  • Begin Trading Card Project

Homework: Missing Work Weekend

Week 11/18/2013 - 11/22/2013

Monday 11/18

  1. Compare and Contrast Double Bubble Map - Partner work comparing two Bradbury stories.

Homework: Missing Work - Scary Story Narrative Booklet

Tuesday 11/19

  1. Read Hyperloop article
  2. Fill in the Tree Map with information from the text and prior knowledge

Homework: Finish Tree Map and Missing Work - Scary Story Narrative Booklet

Wednesday 11/20

  1. Use the Tree Map to do Part 2 on the handout of turning your notes from the Tree Map into paragraph answers.

Homework: Finish Part 2

Thursday 11/21

  1. MobyMax.com Day

Homework: Missing Work - Scary Story Narrative Booklet

 

Friday 11/22

  1. MobyMax.com Day

Homework: Missing Work - Scary Story Narrative Booklet