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Week #5 Middle Ages


  • Vocabulary Assignment – use Vocab procedures #4; due Wednesday – quiz on Fridays
  • Current Events Assignments#2 & 3 – 2 Archive projects “Museum Quality”; each Manor will create 2 projects for their assigned area of our museum; final projects are due Sept. 27 but will have check-in due dates for class/teacher feedback
  • Writing Assignmentsee Writer’s Workshop
  • Literature Book Reading Assignment – read assigned chapters in “Crispin”; quiz on Fridays
  • Reflections & Golden Lines (based on Literature book) – #5 due on Friday
  • RJW (based on free choice book – none this week
  • Writer’s Workshop – persuasive/argumentative essay; due Sept. 18
  • Passion Project – researching and working through requirements
  • In class instructions & possible additional assignments


  • Math Homework (CPM/Other) – every day
  • MobyMax and/or Khan: 45 minutes a week, due on Mondays
  • Fact Fluency: 20 minutes a week (until tested out), due on Fridays
  • Fridays: math quizzes
  • In class instructions & possible additional assignments

Middle Ages Project: Groups need to take the advice they received from practice presentation & make changes to their project; final presentation days: Pre 1 (9/19), Pre 2 (9/24), Regular (9/26).  Ask your student which day they will be presenting!

Science: Physics (Force in Motion) – in class assignments, journaling, & labs

EE – Big Break

  • This Friday, September 20 – EE Program at Big Break from 9:45~12pm –  Group A: Jason, Reagan, Emily, Rossy, Leia, Hailey, Asya, Jeremy, Noah, Zion, Cassidy, Adrian, Grace S, Kianna. Drivers: Mr. Gonzalez & Mrs. Smith.  
  • We still need drivers for future dates!  Please go to SignUp Genius, look to see which dates your student is attending, and if you see an open spot, please sign up! 
Other Important Information:
  • On Wednesday, October 16th, we are driving to the Mondavi Center/UC Davis to hear NASA Astronaut Terry Virts give his presentation, “A View From Above”.  Terry Virts was a pilot of the space shuttle Endeavor, a crew member on a Russian spacecraft, and a commander of the International Space Station.  Afterwards, we will have a short walk around UC Davis, then eat our sack lunches.  We need drivers for this trip!  We will need you here at 8:50am, and we are aiming to be back by 2:30pm (depending on traffic). You must be able to take a minimum of 4 students in your car (if more…great!)  We can take up to 9 drivers for this trip.  Please email us if you can go, and let us know how many students you can carry.  If we get more then 9 drivers who are interested, we will draw names. This trip will tie into our next humanities & science units. 
ACA Middle School Team

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 
                                                                                        – A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin