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Day 2, April 25, 2016
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-3
Assign: 8-34 evens Due Thurs
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5)
(SL.8.4) (CCRA.SL.6) (SL.8.1)
OBJECTIVES: Students will work collaboratively in groups to create a presentation (complete with visual aid and vocabulary plus the who, what, when, where, and why) of one person or event associated with Black History.
LESSON:
Workshop time ~ expert team to create presentation for HOME team. Answer questions 6a, 6b, 6c while preparing presentation. VISUAL aid is REQUIRED! Incorporate vocab. into presentation using handout!
ASSIGNMENT:
Presentations must be finished up by mid-class tomorrow. Presentations to begin on Tuesday, 20 minutes into class. Quiz on Thursday over all 5 articles AND vocab. at start of class on Socrative!
History
LESSON:
Scan Ch. 16, Sections 1, 2, 3 (20 minutes on the clock)
At end of 20 minutes, each student share out one thing learned / viewed.
Begin SG work in groups.
ASSIGNMENT:
SG Ch. 16, sections 1-3 done by Tuesday
Current Event due Friday
Literature
COMMON CORE: (RI.8.4.) (RI.8.6.) (SL.8.1.)
OBJECTIVES:
I can determine the purpose from given passages and identify the tone of a text using context clues.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten (Black History novel) – book conferences & hand in plot pyramid
Bell Ringer: “Brown vs. Board of Education” Clip
Read “Brown vs. Board of Education” by Walter Dean Myers
Students will answer reading guide questions on Socrative.com
Ticket Out the Door: “Brown vs. Board of Education” questions on Socrative.com
ASSIGNMENT:
Black History Reading Response Outline due Tuesday
Independent Reading (20 minutes) daily requirement
Pre-Algebra
Section 8-3B
Assign: 6-13 all
SCI English
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Literature
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Math
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
Science
Finish El Nino / LaNina
Check SG on El Nino / La Nina
PPT review / continued
Upwelling currents review
Review topics covered
Small groups working on tan review
Assignment: Tan review pages 1 / 2
Ch 18 test on Wednesday—Last major written test
7th Grade Assignments
English
Spelling pretest #22
Spelling test will be Thursday this week
Make revising improvements to name story rough draft—use questions & comments in margins, rating guides, and highlighted transitions to guide the improvements made
Assign: Name story rough draft #2 due Thursday
Geography
“Group the words” – padlet. Read together pages 350-353 in class and complete guided reading questions.
Homework: Alpine countries review questions.
Literature
Bell Ringer: 6. What defines a free verse poem?
Objective: Build reading comprehension through analysis of poetry.
Poetry – Review poetry lit terms (RL7.2 & 7.5)
Read “To James” pg. 319
Poetry terms for “James”
Complete pg. 5 of Poetry Note Pages.
Assignment: Read independently to build skills and complete 4 books for Q4 Book Log.
Math
Pg. 614 23-30 all
Science
Warm Up – Plant Corn Seeds with Dissecting Groups
Plant 2 Large & 2 Small Seeds per cup
Label cups with TEAM Members
Water Corn Seeds (10 cc/mL)
Final wrap-up of TEAM Padlet page
Effects of Malnutrition and Starvation Presentations
Hand back assignments
Assignments:
No Assignment
6th Grade Assignments
English
DDL lesson 7-vocab
review for note cards
work time
Assignment: DDL Monday, finish note cards
Literature
Review Figurative Language & poetry terms
Assignment: Read 1/2 hour; study for figurative language quiz; Poetry collection due tomorrow
Math
Two pages of guided notes. (rectangles and parallelograms) Due tomorrow.
Science
Wave Interactions
Social Studies
Crusades Video, Map, Discussion, Textbook Reading/Notes (p.330-333)
Assignment: Notes (p. 330-333)
Tuesday
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Day 3, April 26, 2016
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-3
Assign: 8-34 evens Due Thurs
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5)
(SL.8.4) (W.8.9)
OBJECTIVES: Students will work collaboratively in groups to create a presentation (complete with visual aid and vocabulary plus the who, what, when, where, and why) of one person or event associated with Black History. Students will present information to a “home” team (JIGSAW) in a manner that will allow students to learn about 5 topics at one time.
LESSON:
Workshop time ~ expert team to create presentation for HOME team. Answer questions 6a, 6b, 6c while preparing presentation. VISUAL aid is REQUIRED! Incorporate vocab. into presentation using handout!
Begin presentations in HOME teams. STUDENTS: Take notes during presentations using handout (note sheet)
ASSIGNMENT:
Be ready to continue presentations on Wednesday. Be ready for Socrative test (30 pts.) on Thursday at start of class.
History
LESSON:
Check in / go over inventions; Study guides 16:1, 16:2, 16:3
Preview 16:4 (create blue heading ?s)
READ all of 16:4
ASSIGNMENT:
Do 16:4 SG for Wednesday
Ch. 16 quiz on Thursday
Current Event due Friday
Literature
COMMON CORE: (RI.8.4.) (RI.8.6.) (SL.8.1.)
OBJECTIVES:
I can determine the purpose from given passages and identify the tone of a text using context clues.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Students will review the reading guide questions and answers from “Brown vs. Board”
Identify the author’s tone from the highlighted portions of the text.
Graphic organizer – students will independently identify three other excerpts in which the author’s tone can be heard.
Ticket Out the Door: Brown vs. Board of Education Graphic organizer
ASSIGNMENT: Add one example of tone and the evidence to the classroom Padlet (see Moodle for your link) due Wednesday
Independent Reading (20 minutes) daily requirement
Pre-Algebra
Section 8-3D
Assign: 4-7 all Due Thurs
SCI English
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Literature
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Math
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
Science
ch 18 test review
Missing work
Check pages 1 / 2 tan
Continue to work on tan review
Check pages 3 / 4 tan review
Assignment: study for Ch 18 test on Wednesday—Last major written test
7th Grade Assignments
English
DEP
Make revising improvements to name story rough draft—use questions & comments in margins, rating guides, and highlighted transitions to guide the improvements made
Assign: Name story rough draft #2 due Thursday
Geography
review for quiz.
Take quiz, when finished work through European map skills with a partner.
Homework: Map skills
Literature
Bell Ringer: Introduce Speaking Vocab roots.
Objective: Build reading comprehension through vocabulary building and analysis of poetry.
Introduce Speaking Vocabulary (RL7.4)
Check pg. 5 of Poetry Note pages.
Read and discuss “Bitter Cold Living in the Village” pg. 370. (RL7.9)
Poetry terms - figurative language, simile, and metaphor.
Work on pg. 6 of Poetry Note Pages.
Assignment: Create vocabulary cards or begin vocabulary.com review. Read independently for Q4 Book Log.
Math
No Assignment
Science
Warm Up Question # 127 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Introduce Habitat Unit
Fill in Habitat Unit Vocabulary
Begin Habitat Gallery Walk Activity w/ partner
Name as many Producers as you can
Name as many Consumers as you can
Assignments:
Name 10 animals with their Niche on a sheet of Notebook paper – Due Wednesday
Review for Habitat Unit Quiz - Friday
6th Grade Assignments
English
DDL lesson 7-punctuation
tips on creating visual aids
work time
Assignment:DDL Tuesday, work on visual aids
Literature
Figurative Language/Poetry terms Quiz
Introduction to Freak the Mighty
Assignment: Read 1/2 hour, complete questionnaire
Math
Area of Triangles page of guided notes.
Science
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Social Studies
Primary Source Analysis; Group Discussion of 3 Motives to Join Crusades
Assignment: Written Reflection: “Which Motive Would Have Motivated Me to Join the Crusades?”
Wednesday
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Day 4, April 27, 2016
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Computation
Section 9-3
Assign: 8-34 evens Due Thurs
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5)
(SL.8.4) (W.8.9)
OBJECTIVES: Students will create and give a presentation (complete with visual aid and vocabulary plus the who, what, when, where, and why) of one person or event associated with Black History. Students will present information to a “home” team (JIGSAW) in a manner that will allow students to learn about 5 topics at one time.
LESSON:
Continue / finish presentations in HOME teams. STUDENTS: Take notes during presentations using handout (note sheet)
ASSIGNMENT:
Be ready for Socrative test (30 pts.) on Thursday at start of class.
History
LESSON:
BR review 16:1, 16:2, 16:3
Check in / go over 16:4 SG
Review for “quiz” on Ch. 16 (25 point test / quiz)
ASSIGNMENT:
Study / review for quiz on Thursday
Current Event due Friday
Literature
COMMON CORE: (L.8.4) (L.8.5)
OBJECTIVES: RL.8.1; RL.8.3
I can cite textual evidence to support my analysis.
I can analyze the interaction of elements within a story.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Unit 10 Vocabulary Pretest (Moodle)
Type Black History Book Response
Revise/Edit Response
ASSIGNMENT: Black History novel book response due Thursday
Independent Reading (20 minutes) daily requirement
Pre-Algebra
Computation
Section 8-3D
Assign: 4-7 all Due Thurs
SCI English
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Literature
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Math
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
Science
Wednesday:
Ch 18 test on Ocean water / currents
Assignment: Ch 19 vocab
7th Grade Assignments
English
Bell ringer
Make revising improvements to name story rough draft—use questions & comments in margins, rating guides, and highlighted transitions to guide the improvements made
Assign: Name story rough draft #2 due tomorrow; Spelling assign. #22; Spelling test #22 tomorrow.
Geography
Land of the midnight sun video.
Watch tour videos. Read together pages 354-357 and complete guided reading questions.
Homework: Nordic nations review questions
Literature
Bell Ringer: Discuss: What are effective ways to build reading comprehension?
Objective: Build reading comprehension through analysis of nonfiction passage and questions.
Small group comprehension work on Skills Iowa Spring Social Studies Passage. (IA.2 & RI7.10)
Independent reading during small group work. (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Assignment: Read independently for Q4 Book Log.
Math
pg. 616 1-13 all
Science
Warm Up Question # 128 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Homework Check-in (10Animals w/ Niche)
Review Habitat Unit Vocab
Home Sweet Home (Biome) Station Activity
Fill in Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet
Assignments:
Review for Habitat Unit Quiz - Friday
Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet – End of class Thursday
6th Grade Assignments
English
DDL lesson 7-capitalization
tips on handling nervousness
work time
Assignment: DDL Wednesday, work on visual aids
Literature
Freak the Mighty chapters 1-3
T-chart comparisons
Assignment: read 1/2 hour
Math
Page four of guided notes...Trapezoids
Science
EM Waves- Part 1
Social Studies
Black Death Video Clip, Discussion, Study / Compare Notes
Assignment: Quick Write
Thursday
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Day 5, April 28, 2016
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
SKills Iowa
No Assignment
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (W.8.9) (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5) (W.8.10) (SL.8.4)
OBJECTIVES: Students will be assessed on basic background knowledge of Langston Hughes, MLK, Jim Crow, Medgar Evers, and Brown vs. Board of Education
LESSON:
Finish any presentations?
Take Socrative test on 5 background information articles regarding Black History
Yellow handouts—BIG PICTURE of rest of unit and The Help viewing plan for Friday.
Hand out questions for use during viewing tomorrow.
ASSIGNMENT:
BE HERE in school tomorrow! Answer questions during and after movie viewing. Be ready to turn in / discuss on Monday!
History
LESSON:
Chapter 16 Quiz
ASSIGNMENT:
Current Event due Friday
Literature
COMMON CORE: (RI.8.4.) (RI.8.6.) (SL.8.1.)
OBJECTIVES:
I can compare/contrast purpose from given passages and identify the tone of a text using context clues.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Review “Brown vs. Board” tone and purpose
Compare/Contrast “Emancipation” and “Brown vs. Board of Education” – Think-Pair-Share
Hand out speeches to students to begin reading.
Ticket Out the Door: Compare/Contrast Handout
ASSIGNMENT:
Unit 10 Vocabulary.com due Monday
Read through your speech one time by Monday
Pre-Algebra
Skills Iowa
No Assignment
SCI English
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Literature
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Math
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
Science
Ocean topography
Ch 19 vocab – go over
Finding Nemo—“drop off”
PPT on Ocean topography
Label diagram
Video on Ocean topography 6 min ??
Choose Oceanography topic
Assignment: 19:1 SG due Monday
7th Grade Assignments
English
Correct and hand in spelling assign. #22
Spelling test #22
Hand in Name Story rough draft #2—put into writing file in crate
Works Cited page instructions—provide handout
Assign: Works Cited page rough draft due Monday—tomorrow is a work day for the Works Cited page rough draft
Geography
Four corners for Southern Europe. Watch running of the bulls video. Read together pages 358-362 in groups. Complete section review questions.
Homework: Review questions, prepare for quiz.
Literature
Bell Ringer #7. What is a speaker in a poem?
Objective: Build reading comprehension through analysis of poetry and independent practice.
Introduce Speaking Vocabulary Sentences (RL7.4)Collect cards or vocabulary.com review at 50%.
Poetry – Complete discussion of “Bitter Cold Living in the Village” pg. 370. (RL7.9)
Poetry terms - figurative language, simile, and metaphor.
Complete pg. 6 of Poetry Note Pages.
Independent Reading / Book Talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Assignment: Write vocabulary sentences or complete vocabulary.com review by Tuesday. Read independently for Q4 Book Log.
Math
No Assignment
Science
Warm Up Question # 129 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Review Habitat Unit Vocab
Home Sweet Home (Biome) Station Activity
Fill in Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet
Ticket Out of the Door – Home Sweet Home Lab Sheet
Assignments:
Review for Habitat Unit Quiz - Friday
6th Grade Assignments
English
DDL lesson 7-spelling and check with answer key
reminders for visual aids
work time
Assignment: study for DDL quiz, finish visual aids
Literature
Book Talks with Mrs. DeZeeuw
Response Journal #1
Assignment: read 1/2 hour
Math
Quiz today
Science
EM Waves- Part 2
Social Studies
Choose Your Own Adventure powerpoints; Adventure Analysis; “The Church in the Middle Ages” wkst.
Assignment: The Church in the Middle Ages wkst.; Study for Section 3 Quiz (tomorrow)
Friday
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Day 6, April 29, 2016
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
No Class - The Help Movie
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (W.8.9) (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5) (W.8.10)
OBJECTIVES: View the movie The Help
LESSON:
Answer questions regarding the 4 themes present in the movie.
Racism, social expectations, family expectations, ambition vs. fear
ASSIGNMENT:
By Monday, have 25 ?s about the movie answered. Be ready to discuss on Monday in class!
History
1:15 Dismissal
LESSON:
Current Events
News Bowl
ASSIGNMENT:
None 
Literature
The Help Movie Schedule
ASSIGNMENT:
Unit 10 Vocabulary.com due Monday
Read through your speech one time by Monday
Pre-Algebra
No Class - The Help Movie
SCI English
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Literature
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI Math
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
Science
Friday: Early Out—1:15 pm Prom / ICAT
“The Help” Schedule
7th Grade Assignments
English
Review Works Cited page instructions—refer to handout
Work time for typing Works Cited page rough draft
Assign: Works Cited page rough draft due Monday
1:15 early dismissal
Geography
Review sections 4 and 5.
Take quiz.
Student news if time.
No assignment
Literature
Bell Ringer: Partnered Book Talk
Objective: Build reading comprehension through c0mmon literary language and independent practice.
Poetry – Create vocabulary cards for remaining vocabulary terms. Memory game with partner.
Independent Reading / Book Talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Assignment: Complete vocabulary term vocabulary cards(as needed). Read independently for Q4 Book Log.
Math
Ch. 10 Test
Science
Warm Up Question # 130 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Review Habitat vs. Biome
Review examples of Producers, Consumers, Decomposers
Review examples of Niches
Habitat Unit Quiz
Discuss/Review Process of Photosynthesis (if time)
Materials plants take in
Materials plants produce
Assignments:
No Assignment
6th Grade Assignments
English
DDL Quiz 7
schedule speech days
Assignment: practice your speech OUT LOUD with note cards and visual aids at least THREE times
Literature
Reading Workshop
Assignment: read 1 hour
Math
No assignment: Discuss surface area in class.
Science
Colorful Light - Part 1
Social Studies
The Church in the Middle Ages quiz (Section 3), Discuss what’s going on in the news
Assignment: None