Mansfield Middle School
Mrs. McMunn

Grades 5-8 Enrichment and Grade 5 Social Studies

Welcome to Mrs. McMunn's homework page!  Assignments are listed chronologically with the newest obligations first.  If you are absent from class, please see me upon your return in addition to checking this page to pick up classwork and notes.  

Many of our resources and assignment worksheets will be posted in Google Classroom. To access: 1) Go to google.com and type in your mpssites login and password, and 2.) Go to classroom.google.com and choose our class. A star (*) indicates that a homework resource is posted in Classroom.

Grade information- including classwork and participation standards as well as quiz policies- are here. Students received and reviewed this document in August.

Grade 5 SS:

Reminder to students: You may re-do any quiz to improve your grade! You may take advantage of this for all 3rd quarter assignments until Friday, 4/8.

Unit: West Region 

Unit Test: Friday, 6/10. Study guide is here. This test is designed to apply skills students have been developing throughout the unit.

Quiz: Capitals and Abbreviations: Friday, 6/3. Study games are posted in Classroom, and all students have study index cards.

Quiz: States and Borders (including spelling and capitalization): Thursday, 5/26

 

Unit: Midwest Region 

Folk Fair project: Class time will be given for research, note-taking, and project creation. If you need extra time, please finish at home or at X-block.
    Notes due on Monday, 5/16. Use sites in Google Classroom for information.
   Final Project due: Friday, 5/20. Bring materials to class to make project (if you're using something from home) on Monday-Thursday.

Landforms and Waterforms Quiz: Thursday, 4/28 (class 5) or 4/29 (class 3)
    Includes: Great Lakes spellings and locations, Mississippi River and Great Plains locations

Capitals and Abbreviations Quiz: Wednesday, 4/13

States, Locations, Spelling Quiz: Wednesday, 4/6

Unit: U.S. Government

Unit: The Southern Region (Of the United States)

Southern States Travel Brochure
     Notes (if not finished in class) due Friday, 2/19
     Brochure due Wednesday, 2/24

Quiz: States- abbreviations and capitals (spelling included): Thursday, 2/11
Study tools: Abbreviations and Capitals worksheets (2)

Quiz: States (location and spelling): Tuesday, 1/26
     Study tools: Flashcards and map (made in class)

Unit: The Northeast Region (Of the United States)

Test on Northeast Unit:  Wednesday, 1/13.
     Study: Chapter 6 brochure; States, Capitals, and Abbreviations (must know locations and spellings. Students have two quizzes and a map to study.)

No HW over break- get outside, enjoy time with family, relax!

12/11-12/23: Colonies Research Project. Details are here.
12/11-12/14: Work in class to use textbook and article to answer research questions (attached above). Questions due by Tuesday, 12/15.

  12/15-12/18: Work in class on colony poster (described above). Due by Tuesday, 12/22.

Friday, 12/11: Quiz on state abbreviations and capitals (with correct spelling)
Students interested in revising their Brief Write paragraph on the Northeast Stations may submit a new paragraph by 12/11 for an averaged grade.

 

Thursday, 12/3 (REVISED!): Quiz on state names, spellings, map location. Students have a map and flash cards to use as study tools. There is also a review game in our Google Classroom.

State Park Map and Questions due by Friday, 11/20. (If not done Tuesday and Wednesday in class) Assignment in Google Classroom. Parents: Ask your child about the Connecticut state park he or she would like to visit! Perhaps this assignment will inspire a family outing.

*For Geography unit: Please note that our online Dictionary (which serves as a homework and study resource) is posted in Google Classroom.

List 8 Dictionary due: end of class on Tuesday, 11/10. (You will have Monday and Tuesday to work.)

-Define each word using the online dictionary

-Your choice: Illustrate the word, use it in a sentence, OR write a memory trick to remember the word.

Quiz on List 8: Friday, 11/13

List 7 Dictionary due: Thursday, 11/5. (You will have Monday and Tuesday to work.)

-Define each word using the online dictionary

-Your choice: Illustrate the word, use it in a sentence, OR write a memory trick to remember the word.

 Quiz on List 8: Friday, 11/6

Geography List 6: 

Define each term and write memory tricks* : Monday, 10/26 and Tuesday, 10/27 in class. Due at start of class on Wednesday if not completed in class.

Quiz on List 6: Thursday, 10/28

*Examples (from class):

Rhymes: “Plateaus are Flat-O.”

Mnemonic Device: Never Eat Soggy Waffles= North, East, South, West.”

Looks like: “Cove looks like a C.”

Personal Connection: “I’ve been to the Grand Canyon.”

Song Tunes: (The Latitude and Longitude Song)

Puns:Ithaca is gorge-ous.”

Geography Dictionary: List 5

Define each term and use it in a sentence: Monday, 10/19 and Tuesday, 10/20 in class. Due at start of class on Wednesday if not completed in class.

Quiz on List 5: Wednesday, 10/21

Geography Dictionary: List 4

Define each term and use it in a sentence: Monday, 10/5 and Tuesday, 10/6 in lcass.

Quiz on List 4: Friday, 10/9

Geography Dictionary: List 3

Define and illustrate each term by end of class on Wednesday, 9/30. (Class time will be given for this, but please finish at home if needed.)

Quiz on List 3: Friday, 10/2

Geography Dictionary: List 2

Define and illustrate each term by start of class on Thursday, 9/24. (Class time will be given for this, but please finish at home if needed.)

Quiz on List 2: Friday, 9/25

Geography Dictionary: List 1

Define and illustrate each term by start of class on Wednesday, 9/16. (Class time will be given for this, but please finish at home if needed.)

-Use the slides in our Google Classroom to guide you.

Quiz on terms: Friday, 9/18

No HW 8/31-9/14

    In class topic- Maps: Continents, Oceans, longitude, latitude, map features