Mansfield Middle School
Ms. Poller
Homework Page

Homework is a vital part of a student's growth.  I encourage them 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.
  • Homework is assigned every night and checked every class.  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.
  • NOTE:  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 pages as well as many interesting for students to explore.  

Click on the unit to research interesting topics about that culture.

See below for specific assignments.

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


Click here for nightly assignments/weekly assignment sheet.

SBAC Practice Performance Task (to do in class) 

SBAC Practice problems (part of homework assignments)

SBAC Tutorial - practice on how to manipulate the keyboard for test

4/20: Ch 7 Individual test on Friday, 4/24

4/10: HAPPY VACATION!  No homework over break!

4/6: Ch 7 TEAM test on Friday, 4/10

3/27:  NOTE:  Friday's HW was changed to the fraction worksheet (attached to weekly assignment sheet page)

3/13 - Ch 6 INDIVIDUAL test will be on Friday, 3/20.  Topics listed on assignment page. 

3/2 - Ch 6 Team test will be on Friday, 3/6. Topics listed on assignment page.


2/13 - Ch 5 Unit test is on Tuesday, 2/25.  Same topics as team test.  Use team test, closure and other chapter questions, and worksheets for review.

1/26 - Ch 5 Team Test on Friday, 2/6.  Topics include:
  - simple and Compound probability
  - 5-D process for solving word problems
  - linear model for determining ratios
  - order of operations

1/19 - Signed 2nd quarter gradesheet and self-evaluation due on 1/26. 

1/13 - NOTE that assignment sheet students were given will differ from the actual assignments this week due to snow day on Monday. 

1/9:  Only homework over the weekend is to finish problem 5-65 (and any overdue homework).


Consider these New Year Resolutions

  • Always try your best
    • Do all your homework on time
    • Actively participate in group/class discussions
      • Take risks - suggest strategies / solutions others might not have considered
    • Learn from your mistakes
      • Check your homework answers and ask if you are confused about your mistakes
  • Be organized
    • Number problems in your classwork and homework
      • Keep papers in order in your notebook
  • Be ready to learn – a positive attitude will take you a long way.

NO NEW homework over break.  Use the time to make up missing work. Have a wonderful vacation.  

CH 4 INDIVIDUAL test on Friday, 12/19 

CH 4 TEAM test on Friday, Dec 12

Team Test Topics:

  • Order of Operations (terms, integers, etc.)
  • Proportional Relationships, including recognizing these relationships on graphs and tables
  • Scale Factors
  • Associative and Commutative Properties
  • Area and Perimeter with Algebra Tiles

Use the long weekend to catch up on missing homework.  Enjoy the holiday! 

Ch 3 INDIVIDUAL test on Friday, Nov 21 

Ch 3 TEAM test on Friday, Nov 14 

10/31 -  Please do this homework sheet INSTEAD of what is listed on your weekly homework page for the weekend.  Get Q1 gradesheet signed

10/27: INDIVIDUAL TEST (Chapters 1+2)

10/20: Team test (Chapter 1+2)

Individual Test:  10/1 ( classes 4+5) or 10/2 (class 2).  Review team test to decide where to focus your studying/practice.

9/23: Team Test.  Start thinking about what topics in chapter 1 have confused you.

Click here for Open House (9/10) presentation


7th grade families: Save the date for Medieval Fair on June 4, 3-5 pm!

5/15 - Medieval Faire permission slip due by 5/22, but students cannot sign up for activities or sign out a costume until slip is returned.

5/11 - Unit test for Medieval Europe and Japan is on Google Classroom.  Two (fluent, thoughtful, accurate + comprehensive) essays are due by Tues, 5/19An extra five points will be given if completed by Friday, 5/15.  They should be printed and handed in, including a copy of the test itself.  (Although students only answer two of the essays, all topics on the test will be "fair game" for the end-of-year final.)

5/7 - Questions on back of Codes of Behavior worksheet due Monday (5/11) 


4/20 - Ch 26 questions due on Friday (4/24) Monday, 4/27 (changed due to tests on Friday).  Enrichment Projects (on back of Q page) due on Friday, 5/1

3/27 - Africa unit test on Thursday, 4/2. 

Congratulations to all who participated in HISTORY DAY!

3/19 - Due Mon (3/23):  Summary sentence per paragraph for pages 132-134.  Extra credit folktale (creation/nature/hero) due Tues, 3/24.

3/10 - Any maps and questions not finished in class are due on Thurs, 3/12.  Reference map is in Google Classroom.

3/9 - Sutton Hoo responses are due on Thursday, 3/12.

3/2 - The EMA projects were originally due at the start of class on Friday (3/6), but we are changing that due to the weather delays.  They are now due at the start of class on Monday (3/9).  The museum will take place on Thur, 3/12 so any food items should be prepared for that day.

2/24 - EARLY MIDDLE AGES (EMA) MUSEUM PROJECT.  Students will conduct research and develop exhibits during class.  Their exhibits will form a museum on Wed, 3/11 and Thur, 3/12 (their exhibits will be used/displayed in other classes as well) which students will "visit" to learn about other cultures.

2/13 - See unit assignment page for study guide and Jeopardy game.  Unit test is on 2/20.  Justinian Code questions and Roman Numeral Extra Credit due on Thursday, 2/19.

2/6 - Rome unit test will be 2/20.  Stay organized and involved! 

2/3 - outline of pages 233-239 of Chapter 15 due on Friday, 2/6 

1/26 - ROME Unit has begun!  Ch 14 notesheet is due Tues, 2/3.  

1/19 - Signed 2nd quarter gradesheet and self-evaluation due on 1/26. 

1/13 - SS midterm will be given in two parts:  part I (multiple choice/fill-in) on Thursday, 1/22* and part II (essays) on Monday, 1/26.  Get papers organized!  Index card HW (to be used on the test) is due at the start of your test.  Card will be collected at the end of part I and returned to you to be used on part II.
  *History Day participants will take part I on Wed during A+A (since we will be at UCONN on Thursday!)

1/9:  Students who earned less than 70% on the Greece unit test may RETAKE the test with notes. I will average your two grades for a maximum new grade of 70%. Deadline:  end of the school day on Wed, 1/14/15.  Link to test is at

1/8 - In Persia unit.​ 

Greece Unit test on Thursday, 1/8.  We will review in class on Tues, 1/6.  No homework over break except for History Day research for those who are participating.

Guided Reading sheet due on Monday, 12/8.  Extra credit if completed by 12/5. 

HISTORY DAY LETTER OF INTENT due Monday, Dec 1. Don't miss out!

11/14:  Finish brief write on Caste System in Centers packet (due Monday) 

11/6:  Finish Indus River Civilization maps and questions for Friday, 11/7

11/3 : Get Q1 gradesheet signed

10/31:  Please complete the similarity/difference question on the China Webquest worksheet completed in class today (along with at least 2 of the required topic sections).

10/23:  Egypt crossword and 2 questions on China timeline due 10/24

Egypt (Ch 4) Guided Reading sheet due Monday, 10/6
Egypt Research Project due dates:
 - sign up (alone or with partner): Monday, 10/6
 - source/note check: Thursday, 10/9
 - in-class work time: 10,5; 10/7; 10/16
 - final project due: Monday, 10/20 (presentations Mon and Tues)


9/30 - Archaeology Day.  Come with a pencil and excitement to explore!

9/26 - Finish Climate Change article and questions if you didn't finish in class. 

9/19 - Unit test on Tuesday.  See SS webpage for study guide and Jeopardy! game. 

9/11 - Mesopotamia Guided Reading sheet due 9/16; unit test 9/23 

9/5 - Finish "Time Revolves Around ME!" timeline and Qs 

9/4 - class 3 only:  Finish "Toward Civilization" classwork page for HW