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Welcome CELCites, or is it CELCaroonies

CELC IS NOT in session FRIDAY, 15 FEB and MONDAY, 18 FEB 2019

Please come to the Song Power  event Sunday, 27 January in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with CT Center for Nonviolence.

This is your site for keeping current with homework assignments and any additional information about which you may need to be aware.

Remember to check the CELC calendar for a complete listing of our weekly field experiences and activities.

Geography Bee

Awesome and exciting competition! Thank you, everyone, for such excellent camaraderie! 

Continue to find geography wherever you are!

Geography resources:

Geography World Facts

U.S.A. state practice 

states and capitals practice 

National Geographic Geography Bee study corner 



Steel Pan Band  + DoSo – 

Pans: DUE MONDAY, 28 JANUARY: Using ONLY a highlighter, mark your part in the score for Under the Boardwalk.  Please practice the first part if the melody, up to the repeat sign for next class. Use link below to listen to the song and become more familiar with this tune!

Under the Boardwalk  by The Drifters.

Kingian Nonviolence:  

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do keep moving forward.”  

                                                                                                                                                                              – Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Group Meeting Assignments –

The person running the meeting will post the agenda on the Wednesday before each meeting date.

Pizza Fridays

  • Two slices of pizza, milk, dessert is $8.00
  • One slice pizza, milk, dessert is $7.00


Español –  

DUE miércoles,  23 de enero –  write down your words on the class list from the music we listened to. 

DUE jueves, 17 enero – Matt /Julian:  Bring in a song WITH LYRICS that is in Spanish.  You may sing it for the class, send a link via email, or bring in a recorded version of song.  

Listen, read and learn to sing Si Somos Americanos.  Here is a link to hear the song, with lyrics. 

vocabulario: tengo hambre, tengo sueño, ¿Qué hora es? ¡No quiero bañarme! Me llamo … , Mucho gusto, por la tarde           

abecedario, abuelos, aceite,  actor, actriz, amigos, árbol, ajo, bandera, biblioteca, cantante, cebolla, conmigo, cuidad, deportes, la ducha, elefante, escuela, estado, estudiante, familia,  fisicoculturista, Florida, guantes, Guatemala, hamburguesas, hoy, huevos, ingeniero, jefe, jirafa, libros, llama, mañana, mesas, meses, muñeco, naranja, niña, niño, palabras, pan, papas, parque, pequeño, perro, pimienta, pimiento, piña, poeta, ollo, ramo, relación, riachuelo, rosas, ruta, sal, tomate, tortilla española, trabajador, vacaciones, yeso

bailar, beber, caminar, cantar, cocinar, comer, cortar, escribir, freír, hablar, leer, picar, poder, querer, regalar, reír, romper, tocar, vivir  

Math – Look for it, use it, rely on it!

Math Farmers EAA  

DUE Thursday, 24 JAN –  

Finish p. 305 check understanding #3

MathCounts :   In-class work for Thursday, 24 January:  

Special Right Triangles  – Try the Warm-up and then look over the Problems, then view the video link here.  After viewing video with Problems #6+ #7, do Piece It Together section #8 – #10 + Optional Extension.

NNinJa –

DUE Thursday, 24 JAN

Nick – Finish check understanding #3 p. 124

Natalia – Finish #2 from in-class work

Julian – Finish check understanding #2 p. 153


Harper, Emma, Matt, Spencer – WEDNESDAY, 23 JAN – In class work

Spelling –

DUE Monday, 28 January – Break into correct number of syllables: “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Be able to justify by sharing syllables rules. Bonus – give its part of speech.

DUE Monday, 28 January – 3/1 words – “listen out” for words, write down what you find!

Your “1-word” for Monday, 28 January is “incandescent”.

  1. hear the word and record it (you may use your handy-dandy notebook)
  2. define the word, based on the dictionary definition
  3. use word in sentence
  4. give its part of speech


Nick – to be decided




Literature Circle – Something About America

DUE WEDNESDAY, 23 JAN –  Read  pp 43 – 55 “Big Fish”, “My Mother Is Ready To Explode”, “Scared”, “A Dream Divided”, and “Mad At America (Part 2)”. READ EACH POEM.  Then decide upon any two poems to analyze by finding a quotation (even if only a few words) from each stanza. Develop a question per quotation; in other words, question the purpose of the quotation.  Answer each question and apply your answer to the overall meaning of the work thus far.

Current Events – 

DUE MONDAY, 28 JAN – Read a newspaper article about a national (anywhere other than CT)  event! 

Read it enough times to understand it.

Look at a map, and KNOW where within the United States your news is happening.

Be ready in class to share what you learned.

Have with you in class the actual newspaper article. This will assist you to field questions from your classmates!


ALL – Be sure to have ALL written work edited before placing in your book.  Bring all theme to CELC Thursday, 24 January. 

DUE Wednesday, 6 February: Section #7 

DUE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH : Family History Scrapbook 

Refer to this link for downloadable PDF fo FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH PROJECT  with detailed information and due dates.

Link for general immigration information: Immigration Timeline with facts as covered in class. 

Reading –

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE PERSONAL READING BOOK WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES! ** If you are about to finish a book, make certain you are prepared with a new one as well **

Writers’ Workshop / CELC Blog

In-class work toward due date of Friday, 25 January for “CDR stories”

CT History –

DUE Thursday, 24 January – What year did the first town founded in Connecticut.  Name the town and give any other facts about its historic beginnings.

US History –

Matt, Nick – ABSOLUTELY DUE WEDNESDAY, 23 JAN – pp 66 – 67 Chronolgy and Main Ideas # 1- # 15

Science –

DUE Thursday, 24 January – complete animal, plant, bacterial cell handout by referring to the Cells Alive link.  You may also use your textbook, and classmates.

DUE Thursday, 31 January – Edible Cell Project is due, in all its glory!  Refer to handout given in class for details about assignment.

check out this link:  Milky Way to subatomic particles 

Outdoor Education –

Thursday, 24 January – local hike and …

Tuesday, 29 January – Yoga with Natasha

Thursday, 31 January – Cooking with Disha


You will need to be aware of the weather conditions and dress to be outdoors. Extra layers of clothing may also be needed, depending on the day and the activity. Other items will be specified as needed for particular events. The above items are a MUST for all Outdoor Education days.

For more detail about outdoor education and other events, visit the CELC Calendar. 


Hello CELCer, FUNCASH for Thursday, 24 January 2019: Be on time and say your sound off number in Swahili. 


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