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Day 6, April 14, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-7 #’s 18-44 evens—OMIT #’s 34 & 42 due tomorrow
Test over Chapter 9 on Thursday
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.1) (RL.8.2) (W.8.2)
OBJECTIVES: Student will choose a theme and begin reading excerpts from the novel, The Help. While reading, the student will be analyzing the text for specific examples of his / her theme of choice.
LESSON:
Collect movie critiques from The Help.
Choose one of 4 themes from The Help.
Review / read / go over / answer questions about analytical essay writing assignment (from packet)
Reading /writing workshop / answer questions from assigned excerpt packets.
Complete work with TEAMS with same THEME choice!
ASSIGNMENT:
Be thinking about the essay you will be writing! Come in during DS/ SUCCESS / ACTIVITY time if you need to to complete work by Wednesday, end of class!
History
LESSON:
Return CE
17:2 BR review (tan)
Check in / go over 17:3 SG
Reading check quiz 17:3
Preview 17:4 / create blue heading ?s
Read ch. 17:4 / answer blue heading questions
ASSIGNMENT:
17:4 SG
Ch. 17 test on Thursday
Literature
Independent Reading (30 minutes)
Study Black History Vocabulary
Pre-Algebra
11-1A #’s 2-18 evens due tomorrow
Science
1.8 Knows the composition, motion, features, and ecology of Oceans
Monday: Finish up Surface currents
Return / record / file 16:2 Severe weather test
Go over a few Safety Questions
Why did the can collapse? From Friday
Quick review—over ocean water, ocean currents, vocab
2 Video clips—ocean currents
Finish checking 18:2 back of SG
Anyone research Dead Sea?
Egg in water vs Salt water
Satellite image of Gulf Stream “river”
PPT
Assignment: Study Ch 18 Vocab for a quiz
18:3 Due Wednesday
7th Grade Assignments
English
No spelling this week.
Peer EDITING—blinders, red pens
Assign: Final name story due Thursday at the end of the period.
Geography
Bell Ringer: Nordic or Alpine country
Activity: Correct and discuss Nordic Nations worksheet; review for quiz.
Take Alpine Countries and Nordic Nations Quiz
Assignment: Map of Western Europe to color and label
Literature
Bell Ringer: Share with your partner one of the characteristics of your essay. (Be sure it is a personality trait.)
Objective: Build reading comprehension through independent practice and providing evidence of how author’s build character.
Independent reading/book talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Review format for body paragraphs. (RL7.1 & RL7.3)
Students continue independently rough drafting body paragraphs. Stop to pair share after 1st paragraph. (RL7.1 & RL7.3)
Assignment: Finish second body paragraph outline of character essay.
Math
Basic Pg. 576-578 #1-6, 23
Average pg. 576-578 #8-22 evens, 23 & 24
Advanced Pg. 576-578 #8-22 evens, 23-26 all
Science
Warm Up Question # 117
Homework Check-in
Hand back Muscular System Tests
Discuss Dissection Lab Questions
Fill in Habitat Unit Vocab
Habitat Activity
Assignment:
On a sheet of notebook paper choose 1 habitat and list the following:
3 Producers
5 Consumers
2 Decomposers
Due Tuesday
6th Grade Assignments
English
NO spelling this week!
persuasive speeches
Assignment: if spoke today, self-eval questions
if speak tomorrow, practice 4x
if speak later, practice 2x
Literature
Complete planners, logs, and bellringer
Binder Clean-out
Introduce Freak the Mighty
partner share: What defines a good friendship?
author intro
read aloud chapters 1-3
DVD clip
Assignment -- Read 1/2 hour
Math
No assignment, but see MR. Boersma if you want extra help adding or subtracting. Also, if you want to retake any more tests it is your responsibility to make arrangements.
Science
Water: A Renewable Resource (Read 144-145)
Social Studies
Assignment: 95 Theses Brainstorming Activity
Tuesday
Print Tuesday Assignments
Day 1, April 15, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Work on Study Guide
Test over Chapter 9 on Thursday
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.1) (RL.8.2) (W.8.2)
OBJECTIVES: Student will continue reading excerpts from the novel, The Help. While reading, the student will be analyzing the text for specific examples of his / her theme of choice.
LESSON:
Reading /writing workshop / answer questions from assigned excerpt packets.
Complete work with TEAMS with same THEME choice!
ASSIGNMENT:
Be thinking about the essay you will be writing! Come in during DS/ SUCCESS / ACTIVITY time if you need to to complete work by Wednesday, end of class!
History
LESSON:
BR review 17:3 (tan)
Check in / go over 17:4 SG
Reading check quiz 17:4
Brainstorm essay question (ch. 17 test)
Flashcards!
ASSIGNMENT:
Complete flashcards!
Ch. 17 test on Thursday!
Literature
Finish “Brown vs. Board” and answer ALL marginal q’s!!! due Wednesday
Pre-Algebra
11-1C #’s 2-22 evens due tomorrow
Science
Ocean density currents
BR-check egg
Vocab quiz
Density currents
What is density?
Temp currents—lab
Salinity currents—lab
Pressure currents—lab
Pressure currents –race 
Clean up
Work on 18:3 SG if time
Assignment: Read 18:3 and complete front of SG due Wednesday
7th Grade Assignments
English
DOL
Works Cited Page instructions/expectations—provide handout
Peer EDITING—blinders, red pens
Assign: Final name story with works cited page due Thursday end of the period (also need to hand in other required papers —see list on board)
Geography
Bell Ringer: Running of the Bulls! Why do people continue to participate in this event?
Objective: Spain and Portugal geography and culture
Activity: Read together in groups Spain and Portugal while completing a Venn Diagram. Discuss the similarities and differences of these countries as a class.
Assignment is to finish Iberian Peninsula worksheet
Literature
Bell Ringer 6. Why do you use an outline for your speech rather than writing it out?
Objective: Build reading comprehension through independent practice, vocabulary building, and understanding of characterization.
Independent reading/book talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Introduce Strength & Power Vocabulary. (RL7.4)
Explain conclusion strategies. Model outline conclusions. (RL7.1 & RL7.3)
Assignment: Create vocabulary cards for Strength & Power Vocabulary.
Math
Basic pg. 579 1-11 all
Average pg. 579 1-11 all
Advanced pg. 579 1-11 all
Quiz Tomorrow
Science
Warm Up Question # 118
Homework Check-in
Review Habitat Unit Vocab
Home Sweet Home Station Lab Activity and Fill in Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet
Assignment:
Include details/reasons on Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet - Due Wednesday
6th Grade Assignments
English
NO spelling this week!
persuasive speeches
Assignment: if spoke today, self-eval questions
if speak tomorrow, practice 4x
if speak later, practice 2x
Literature
Complete planners, logs, and bellringer
Response Journal #1 – How do you react when you see someone who is different? How did Max react?
Wonder excerpt – paired text comparison
Read aloud Freak the Mighty – chapter 4
Assignment -- Read 1/2 hour
Math
Worksheet side 1 (multiplication)
Science
Study Guide (Due Tuesday)
Social Studies
Assignment: Quick Write
Wednesday
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Day 2, April 16, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Study for Chapter 9 Test tomorrow
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.1) (RL.8.2) (W.8.2)
OBJECTIVES: Student will continue reading excerpts from the novel, The Help. While reading, the student will be analyzing the text for specific examples of his / her theme of choice.
LESSON:
Reading /writing workshop / answer questions from assigned excerpt packets.
Complete work with TEAMS with same THEME choice!
Collect packets when all questions are complete!
ASSIGNMENT:
Be thinking about the essay you will be writing! Come in during DS/ SUCCESS / ACTIVITY time if you need to to complete work by Wednesday, end of class!
History
LESSON:
17:4 BR review (tan) / go over
Check in / go over ch. 17 flashcards
Ch. 17 test review! (game?)
ASSIGNMENT:
Study for ch. 17 test
Literature
Ticket out the door! Students must turn their handout into me on the way out of class! Study for the text selection and vocabulary quiz for tomorrow.
Pre-Algebra
11-1D #’s 1-9 All due tomorrow
Science
waves
BR-review density currents
Check 18:3
Video clip—Ocean motion
PPT--Review parts of a wave
What are different ways waves can form?
Ocean experiences
Extra credit ???—ocean fun
Video—Waves—Oceanography—start at 11 min to end on waves
CS article on Catching waves
Assignment: Finish reading 18:3 and complete back of SG
7th Grade Assignments
English
Bell ringer—works cited page review
Computer lab—Making corrections to conventions in name story and works cited page
Assign: Final name story with works cited page due tomorrow end of the period (also need to hand in other required papers —see list on board)
Geography
Bell Ringer: take a Gondola ride through Venice
Objective: world cultural contributions of Italy and Greece; explain how the physical geography of Italy and Greece affect their economy, history, and people.
Activity: Read as a class and discuss Italy and Greece.
complete Greece and Italy worksheet
Literature
Bell Ringer: Pair Share Conclusion Strategy
Objective: Build reading comprehension through independent practice and providing evidence of how author’s build character.
Independent reading/book talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Complete Outline Conclusions. (RL7.1 & RL7.3)
Discuss speech presentation techniques.
Assignment: Complete speech outline. Independently read for Q4 Book Log.
Math
No Assignment
Science
Warm Up Question # 119
Homework Check-in
Review Habitat Unit Vocab
Home Sweet Home Station Lab Activity and Fill in Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet
Home Sweet Home - Producer, Consumer, and Decomposer Debate
Assignment:
Include details/reasons on Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet - Due Thursday
Warm Up Questions #'s 108-120 - Due Thursday
Review for Habitat Unit Quiz on Thursday
6th Grade Assignments
English
NO spelling this week!
persuasive speeches
Assignment: if spoke today, self-eval questions
if speak tomorrow, practice 4x
Literature
Complete planners, logs, and bellringer
New vocabulary words: bulkhead, demeanor,Invincible
Read Freak the Mighty Chapter 5 in lit circles
(complete guiding questions while reading)
Assignment -- Read 1/2 hour
Math
Worksheet side 2 (division)
Quiz tomorrow (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
Science
Study Guide (Due Tuesday)
Social Studies
Assignment: The Reformation Worksheet
Thursday
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Day 3, April 17, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
No Assignment
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.1) (RL.8.2) (W.8.2) (W.8.4)
OBJECTIVES: Student will become familiar with the analytical assignment from the packet. Student will begin work on planning a rough draft writing of the analytical essay assigned.
LESSON:
Review analytical essay assignment from packet.
Give students drafting plan handout (with rubric) for analytical essay.
Workshop time ~ drafting plan. Drafting Plan due Tuesday (April 22)
ASSIGNMENT:
Drafting Plan due Tuesday (April 22)
History
LESSON:
Ch. 17 test
ASSIGNMENT:
none
Literature
Independent Reading (1 hour)
Pre-Algebra
Review worksheet due Tuesday
Science
Tides
BR-Waves
Check 18:3 Back
Why 24 hours and 50 min for tides?
PPT—on Tides
Video clip on Tidal bores
Assignment: none
FYI ---Ch 18 test next week
7th Grade Assignments
English
Computer lab—Making corrections to conventions in name story and works cited page
Hand in final name story with works cited page(also hand in other required papers—see list on board)
No assignment
Geography
Bell Ringer: Western Europe in review - a photo journey
Objective: Review chapter 12
Activity: work on a study guide for Chapter 12 with a partner
Assignment: Finish study guide for TUESDAY. Test will be WEDNESDAY
Literature
Bell Ringer 7. What do you need to think about when presenting a speech?
Objective: Build reading comprehension through independent practice, vocabulary building, and understanding of characterization.
Independent reading/book talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Introduce Strength & Power Sentences. (RL7.4)
Check in Completed Outlines. Rehearse Speeches. (RL7.1 & RL7.3)
Assignment: Write a sentence for each Strength & Power vocabulary word.
Math
No Assignment
Science
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
6th Grade Assignments
English
NO spelling this week!
persuasive speeches
Assignment: if spoke today, self-eval questions
if you DID NOT give your speech due to being unprepared, make up
speeches will be given on MAY 28 after the students are dismissed!
Literature
Complete planners
Reading workshop
Comprehension check
focused reading -library if needed
Assignment -- Read 1 hour over the weekend
Math
Quiz.
Define and give an example of a function.
Science
Study Guide (Due Tuesday)
Social Studies
Current Events due today!!!
Friday
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Day 4, April 18, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
No Assignment- No School
English
No School—Spring Break
History
No School—Spring Break
Literature
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
Pre-Algebra
No Assignment-No School
Science
Friday:
Easter Break—no school
7th Grade Assignments
English
NO SCHOOL
Geography
No school
Literature
No School - Easter Break
Math
No Assignment
Science
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
6th Grade Assignments
English
no school-Good Friday
Literature
No School today – Easter Break
Math
No school
Science
None
Social Studies
No School