Newport School District

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Homework given on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
-Vocab Sentences - due 1/19
-Study Lesson 12 vocab - test 1/18
(Ideally, students, you should read every night for at least 15-20 minutes.  Try to
read at least 4-5 times per week if you can't read every night.  Find a book that you get
excited about and really want to read!  Fall in love with reading!)
Note: We will not be using a Reading Calendar this year.  Instead, we will share
and celebrate the books read.  More information on book celebrations to come.
Language Arts
-Grammar quiz 1/20

-Lesson 12 Spelling Contract due 1/20 - test 1/20
(Students, complete 1-2 activities per night, spending just 5-10 minutes a night on Spelling.
That way, you practice the words repeatedly over a number of days.  Do not attempt to
complete the contract all in one night!  Completing a portion of it each evening is a solid
strategy and good habit to develop.   
Please note:  Students may retake any spelling test on which he/she did poorly. 
However, in order to do so, the student must write each word he/she missed ten times each
This assignment will be the "ticket to retake the test" and must be handed in within two days after the test. 
The re-test will be held on the third day after the test is given back.
Math (Ms. Gillwood's assignments only)
-Study Links 6.1
-Family Letter 
-Practice basic addition/subtraction/multiplication/division facts
(You may use your fact triangles or other resources such as flashcards or
[Note: This is an ongoing assignment.  Students needs to build fluency with the basic facts.]
Social Studies

-Chapter 3, Lesson 1 quiz 1/20