Mansfield Middle School
Ms. Poller
Homework Page

Homework is a vital part of a student's growth.  I encourage students to try their best and to ask for help when needed.

Please contact me at or at 860-429-9341 ext 7199 if you have any questions.


We want to develop confident practitioners. 

Click here for nightly assignments/weekly assignment sheet.

  • Students must come prepared to each class with a pencil, textbook, binder/graph paper, workbook, and a willingness to work (and even struggle a bit!).
  • Homework is assigned every night and checked every class. Students' assignment sheets are stamped to indicate completion.  Students will lose points for late homework, but are encouraged to do it, even if it will be late!  
  • HW hints are available online, but are not a substitute for trying on your own.
  • Parents:  Are you looking for ways to help your child with his/her math homework?  A parent guide is available online.  This link also provides access to additional problems for practice. There is a helpful introduction as well.


Social Studies

The 7th grade social studies website has unit assignment information as well as many interesting sites for students to explore.  

Click on the unit to research interesting topics about the culture / time period we are currently studying.

See below for specific assignments.

We also encourage students to be aware of current events around the world.

 Parents: Here is a copy of this year's Open House PowerPoint.

Have you considered HISTORY DAY?  Awesome opportunity!


Nightly homework is listed on students' weekly assignment sheet.  Changes during the week (based on progress in class) will be reflected on this page.  Learning Logs can be written on this or on a paper that can be passed in. 

1/22: STAR Math testing on 1/29.  Ch 5 Team test on Tues, 2/2

1/4:  Ch 4 INDIVIDUAL test on 1/8 

12/21:  Create CHART to gather data for problem 5-35.  No homework this week or over break (unless classwork is not completed or work is owed).

12/18:  Ch 4 INDIVIDUAL test will be after break: 1/8/16

12/17: Skip LL 5-28 (we are behind in classwork).  

12/11: Ch 4 TEAM test on Tues, 12/15.

11/13: Ch3 INDIVIDUAL test on Wed/Thur next week. 

11/9: Get gradesheet signed. 

11/6:  Ch 3 TEAM test on Tues, 11/10. 

10/23: HW CHANGE: worksheet (see nightly page for link) 

10/9:  HW CHANGE for long weekend.  

9/28:  For Monday classwork:  

9/18:   We are well into the first marking period.  Students (and parents, if they are willing)  should review the organization strategies in use.  Can you find previous questions easily?  Do you have all the papers you need?  If not, let's try something different!

8/31 - Students should cover their textbook.  They have been given a URL and password to allow them access to the e-book. 






Local History Day 2/3, 3-5 pm.  Draft of project, process paper and annotated bibliography due 


Plan Ahead:  SS midterm will be 2/9-2/11.  Start making flashcards, reviewing past tests and Jeopardy games, etc! 

1/26: Roman Army article and notes due next class.  Ch 15 outline due date moved to 2/1. (No paper given - either type or write notes on chapter.) 

1/22:  Outline of Ch 15 due on 1/29.2/1  Students should choose only main ideas and supporting details from each section.  INDENT to show different "levels" (main idea vs. supporting detail) of information.  I have created a Google Classroom starter if you want to use that!

1/15:  Ch 14 Reading Guide due 1/22: 

Greece + Persia Unit quiz will be on 1/15.   

12/17+18:  Finish judgement of Sparta and Athens facts and write "position statement" paragraph with specific evidence to support claims.

12/11:  Finish "Famous Greeks" inferences and final thought question.  Due Monday, 12/14.

12/7:  Finish inference question on Olympics paper if not finished in class.

12/2:  Ch 11 Guided Reading Sheet assigned.  Due 12/7. 

12/1:  Students are given until the end of the day Wed (12/2) if they do not finish their second test essay during class.

Asian River Valleys (China/India) unit test on Tues, 12/1.  Study Guide handed out 11/17.

11/19: Finish question on Ashoka if you didn't finish in class. 

11/16:  Finish questions on inventions (text and worksheet on Classroom if you need them). (Finish maps if you didn't!)

11/13:  Current Events quiz next week 11/20. (11 stories - NOT open note.)

11/12:  Ancient India map due Monday (in Google Classroom!).  Be sure it include a color key. 

11/9:  Get gradesheet signed! 

11/6:  Philosophy WS: decide on action representative of each culture; choose at least 2 quotes and explain which philosophy you think it came from and why.

11/3:  Grade and letter to Qin's parents (based on your research) due next class.

10/16: Students should spend some time over the weekend practicing the presentation (M/T of next week) of their research project.

10/9:  Students have been researching their topic in class .  They should coordinate with their partner (if they have one) to make sure they have sufficient information to answer the questions asked, and to decide what materials they need to create their visual(s) to teach the class about their topic.  Next week's classes will be devoted to creating the projects.  Presentations will be the following week.

10/5:  A current events quiz will take place on Friday, 10/9.  Students should review their notes from the 8 stories so far. 

10/2: Ancient Egypt research project is underway.  Some time will be given in class, but additional time will be needed.  See assignment and rubric for guidance. 

9/25: Ch 4 Reading Guide (green) due Friday, 10/2. (Th for German Exchange folks).  Friday we will also choose topics (top 3 choices) for research project.

9/21:Students should complete "after video" section of Daily Life video sheet.  Due Tues, 9/22.  Students should use study guide (distributed today) to direct their review for Friday's test.

9/15:  Students should organize their pre-history and Mesopotamia papers in preparation for their unit test on Friday, 9/25.  There will be an in-class review on Tues, 9/22.

9/11:  Students should complete their (blue) Ch 3 Guided Reading sheet for collection at the START of class on Fri, 9/18.

9/8: Students should complete their "Personal timeline" and the 2 questions following.  Due next class. 

Students have received an overview of the course.  They will receive their textbooks on 8/31.  These books should REMAIN AT HOME.  We have copies at school for them to use (in class and/or for HW assignments), as needed.