Whelks Homework and News

June 2019 


Thank you for a wonderful school year, Whelks! We feel so fortunate to be able to teach you again next year.

Please see below for information about summer work for each subject. 



Language Arts

  • Whelks Language Arts Summer Assignment: 

    This summer, practice your language arts skills—reading, writing, listening, viewing, and presenting. Watch some TED Talks and movies, listen to some podcasts, read some books of your choice, write some short reviews, and present your reviews to our class when you return the first week of school. 

    Keep a list of all the books you read, podcasts you listen to, movies and TED Talks you watch---Bring that list and reviews on your first day of school. 



    A= Write four short reviews (typed and final draft quality) for at least one book plus any combination of three more options-book, podcast, TEDTalk,and/or movie  

    B= Write 3 short reviews (typed and final draft quality) for at least one book plus any combination of two more options-book, podcast, TEDTalk,and/or movie 

    C= Write two short reviews (typed and final draft quality) for at least one book plus one more options-book, podcast, TEDTalk,and/or movie 

    Model of a short review from Amazon: 

    The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. (Amazon) 



  • Are you going to complete summer extra credit? Create your own science song with friends! Due on the first day of school.

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Social Studies

  • Have a great summer!



  • Mandatory: Complete each “Challenge of the Week” to keep your brain active during the summer!
    You can do the challenges in any order you choose, as long as you do one each week. Some require computer access, so plan accordingly! Turn in your packet on the first day of school. It will be your first assessment grade of the new school year.

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  • Optional: Students may also choose to participate in the "Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge. Please see links below for additional information. Students who choose to participate in the challenge will be able to submit their math logs for prizes at the start of the new school year!