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Homework for October 18, D2 Day

Announcements: Mariners are going to Camp Hazen on 10/24/18.  Money and permission slip are due to homeroom teachers by 10/19.  Please ask your child for the packet of paperwork.

INFINITE CAMPUS IS YOUR FRIEND.  Your children are acclimating nicely to the team, and we will be moving out of the "orientation" portion of September soon.  Therefore, we want to take a minute to remind you of how useful Infinite Campus is.  PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR EMAIL COMMUNICATION VIA INFINITE CAMPUS.  Infinite Campus is not just about "checking your child's grades".  This tool also allows teachers to send detailed communications to families pertaining to classroom learning, and in some cases like Mrs. Kuvalanka's classes, it allows you to access resources via your child's account.  If you do not register for Infinite Campus emails, you will miss valuable team announcements and classroom information.  If you need assistance registering, please contact Jennifer Berchielli at ELMS (860-739-4491).

LA: Grade 5:  

Read 20 minutes and get your book log signed

Spelling Unit 2 page 24

DPE week 2 Wednesday

Lost your paperwork?  Get a copy here:



LA: Grade 6: 

Read 30 minutes and get your book log signed

Spelling Unit 2 page 24

DPE week 2 Wednesday

Lost your paperwork?  Get a copy here:



Lost your Reading Log for LA?  Print one here:



5th: Unit Test tomorrow, Friday 10/19/18

6th: Group assigned homework. Group assignment due completed tomorrow by end of class.


1.  Research notes on Noodletools should continue at home each night.  Students should spend 20 minutes researching or improving note cards.   ALL RESEARCH RESOURCES AND NOTE TAKING TOOLS ARE ACCESSIBLE FROM ANYWERE, so students can work on their learning at night or weekends as well.

2.  Mentor-Mentee Systems Map are due 10/22.  Here is a copy of the rubric for reference:


Group systems maps presentations will take place on 10/22 & 10/25.

Students are advised to bring personal headphones or earbuds to school as a way ensure that they have the option to view any video learning resources.  Both text and video resources will be available (not of the same resource), but if a child wants to select a video from which to take notes, he/she will need to have a listening device.  ELMS does not have enough in the school, so many students bring their own.  Some choose to do so for hygienic reasons as well:)

Personal devices in social studies:  As the SS Technology Expectations outlines, students are allowed to use personal devices to listen to music from time to time while conducting research.  Many students have expressed that listening to music increases their productivity and enjoyment while learning, so as long as the device is used solely for music, the student has headphones, and parents allow the child to bring said device to school, it is allowed at times in class.

Important documents for social studies:

Should you need any new copies, follow the appropriate link below.

SS Technology Expectations     /uploaded/faculty/kuvalk/web_quest_resources_permission_and_rules_2018.docx

Sci: None