Michael J. Allen

Class of 2018 - 2019

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Google Classroom Writing Prompts

This week the student's will have three writing prompts and one art project.

Each writing prompt is intended to take 20 minutes and should be submitted the following day to the Google Classroom.

The art work will be posted on Wednesday, September 19th and will be due in on Friday, September 21st.

Enjoy yourselves, have fun and remember:




Homework Rubric Page

This is the rubric location for specific homework projects.



Completed Homework Projects:

All About Me

(This is my Fifth Birthday party. I'm the handsome one wearing a tie at the far end of the table.)

Welcome to grade five homework projects.

This first project should be handed in on Friday, September 14th.

This year you will be receiving homework on Friday. Most of your homework will be handed in to me the following Friday unless you are instructed otherwise.

You will also receive homework from other teachers who will provide you with details of what they require at that time.

Homework is intended to take about one hour a night not including the reading requirement (which is twenty minutes a day). That means about five to seven hours per week.

Grading is by a rubric during the first term. The rubric will usually be handed out with the homework. Graded homework will be returned on the Monday after the homework has been handed in, as a general rule.


Your first project is to help me get to know you better.

I would like you to put together a portrait of who you are in the following categories:

  • Mini-biography: Choose two from the following four options:

    • Writing about yourself, your life, and your family – funny stories, sad stories, amazing family facts, etc.

    • Describe the best book you have ever read.

    • What was one of the proudest moments in your life?

    • Describe a turning point in your life.

  • Predictions:

    • Write predictions about where you and three of your friends will be, and what they will be doing with their lives in twenty years from now!

  • Compliments:

    • Write a page of compliments to friends and family, the kind of thing that you may have thought but never said. Try to include as many class mates as possible.

  • Portraits:

    • A page (or pages) of photos and artwork expressing who you are as an artist and a person.



Parent Guide To Homework