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Day 1, December 15, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 6-6
Assignment: 2-36 evens due tomorrow - Test Wednesday
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.5) (RL.8.7) (RL.8.10) (W.8.10) (W.8.6) (W.8.5) (L.8.2)
OBJECTIVES: Students will write compare / contrast essay rough draft and turn in.
LESSON:
Fill in tan obj. sheet
Check in paragraphs 3, 4, and / or 5
Workshop paragraphs 3, 4, and / or 5
Take UCT grades / check in points
ASSIGNMENT:
Rough draft due by end of class tomorrow!
Final draft of essay due on Thursday.
History
LESSON:
Ch. 8 test
ASSIGNMENT:
None
Literature
COMMON CORE: SL.8.4; SL.8.5
OBJECTIVES:
Present claims and findings, emphasizing important points in a focused, logical manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten – hand in reading logs & record book response scores
Holocaust Presentation Workshop
Cue Cards
Visual Aids
ASSIGNMENT:
Prepare Holocaust presentations – visual aid and cue cards due 1 day prior to the presentation
Independent Reading (30 minutes) daily requirement
Pre-Algebra
Section 6-3D
Assignment: 6-13 all - Test Wednesday
SCI English
correct pretest 13
SCI Literature
literary device worksheet
SCI Math
adding integers
Science
1.5 knows how landforms are created through constructive and destructive forces
1.7 know how the internal forces affect external activities
Volcano topic research
Missing work
Ch 10 Retake reminder—today is last day for points
Volcano topic research
Create a PowerPoint with visuals
7 slides
Research required 6 items
Brief Info can be on slides
Assignment: 12:2 SG due on Tuesday
Research topic due on Wednesday
7th Grade Assignments
English
Correct and discuss punctuation study guide
Assign: Punctuation test tomorrow—study guide needs to be handed in tomorrow
Geography
Bell Ringer: current events
objective: research
Activity: Continue researching and preparing notecards
Literature
Bell Ringer #2. What should you rehearse when practicing your speech?
Objective: Present information orally to show comprehension. (IA.2)
Introduce Friday’s Reader Response Write Assignment (Visualizing).
Finalize Group Presentations and rehearse. (IA.2)
Individual Book Talks (RL7.2)
Assignment: Rehearse your section of group presentation.
Math
Basic pg. 307 10-22 all
Average pg. 307 10-22 all
Advanced pg. 307 10-22 all
Science
Warm Up Question # 62
Review Genetics & Heredity Unit Vocab
Physical Traits Activity
Discuss Physical Traits Results
Read DNA & Mutations Handout & Fill in Guided Notes
Discuss Harmful, Beneficial, & Neutral Mutation Examples
Closure – DNA/RNA Matching Response Cards
Assignments:
DNA & RNA Review Wksht – Due Tuesday 12/16
Review Vocab & Notes for TEST on Monday 12/22
6th Grade Assignments
English
take verbs test
Assignment: find out about real life notebook writers
Literature
Complete planners, logs, and bellringer
WAD Quiz Sections 1-3
Malala response writing
Brainstorm ideas on graphic organizer
Assignment -- read 1/2 hour; Graphic organizer due Tuesday at end of class
Math
Page 284
#'s 1-17
Science
Atomic Structure #2 & Study for Chemical Symbol Quiz 1-15
Social Studies
Study for Test!
Tuesday
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Day 2, December 16, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Chapter Review - Test tomorrow!
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.5) (RL.8.7) (RL.8.10) (W.8.10) (W.8.6) (W.8.5) (L.8.2)
OBJECTIVES: Student will use class time to complete rough draft of compare / contrast essay and to begin revising process using handout / checklist.
LESSON:
Fill in tan obj. sheet
Check in paragraphs 3, 4, and / or 5
Workshop paragraphs 3, 4, and / or 5
Take UCT grades / check in points
Check in all rough drafts!
Begin REVISING
ASSIGNMENT:
Final draft of essay due on Thursday.
History
LESSON:
Return / record / file ch. 8 test
Introduce movie The Patriot (single copy shown over the system)
Begin movie at 9:10 a.m.
ASSIGNMENT:
None
Literature
COMMON CORE: SL.8.4; SL.8.5
OBJECTIVES:
Present claims and findings, emphasizing important points in a focused, logical manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten
Holocaust Presentation Workshop
Cue Cards
Visual Aids
Begin rehearsing presentations
ASSIGNMENT:
Prepare Holocaust presentations – visual aid and cue cards due 1 day prior to the presentation
Independent Reading (30 minutes) daily requirement
Pre-Algebra
Chapter Review - Test Tomorrow
SCI English
spelling sentences list 13
SCI Literature
venn diagram - 3 in each section
SCI Math
review sheet
Science
Missing work
Check 12:2 Study guide
Volcano Presentations—expectations
Go over Rubric (on SmartBoard)
Continue to research volcano topic
Put PowerPoint in the DRoPBoX
Work on 12:1 SG when done with volcano topic research
Read Current science
Assignment: Volcano research topic ready to go
12:1 SG is to be done when our Volcano Presentations are done
7th Grade Assignments
English
Hand in punctuation study guide
Punctuation TEST
No assignment
Geography
Bell Ringer: What would life be like in the U.S. if your person had not existed?
Objective: research
Activity: Continue researching and preparing notecards for presentation
Literature
Bell Ringer #3. What are the requirements of an audience member?
Objective: Present information orally to show comprehension. (IA.2)
Group Presentations begin. (IA.2)
Individual Book Talks (RL7.2)
Assignment: Read! Q2 Book Logs due at the end of the week.
Math
No Assignment
Science
Warm Up Question # 63
Homework Check-in
Base Pair Cards Review
Delicious DNA Lab
Lab Clean-up
Assignment:
Complete Delicious DNA Lab ?'s - Due Wednesday
Review for TEST on Monday 12/22
6th Grade Assignments
English
take spelling PRETEST--final test will be MONDAY
writing workshop--discuss authors who keep a notebook
synonym search-pass around writing
Assignment: spelling practice words, bring a device
Literature
Complete planners, logs, and bellringer
WAD #16 – lethargic
Word Parts – spec, spic, graph, gram
Check in graphic organizers
Begin typing Malala responses
Assignment -- read 1/2 hour; Malala response due Thursday
Math
Read page 289 and 290. Write a quick description of each property.
Science
Atomic Properties & Study For Quiz
Social Studies
K-W-L Chart (India)
Wednesday
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Day 3, December 17, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Chatper 6 Test
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.5) (RL.8.7) (RL.8.10) (W.8.10) (W.8.6) (W.8.5) (L.8.2)
OBJECTIVES: Students will continue revising process and begin editing process (using blinders and going from end to beginning) on compare/ contrast essay.
LESSON:
Fill in tan obj. sheet
Finish REVISING a partner’s AF compare / contrast essay.
Begin EDITING
ASSIGNMENT:
Final draft of essay due on Thursday.
History
LESSON
movie The Patriot
Begin movie at 9:10 a.m. (single copy shown over the system)
ASSIGNMENT:
None
Literature
COMMON CORE: SL.8.4; SL.8.5
OBJECTIVES:
Present claims and findings, emphasizing important points in a focused, logical manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten
Holocaust Presentation Workshop
Cue Cards
Visual Aids
Begin rehearsing presentations
ASSIGNMENT:
Prepare Holocaust presentations – visual aid and cue cards due 1 day prior to the presentation
Independent Reading (30 minutes) daily requirement
Pre-Algebra
Chapter 6 Test
SCI English
spelling practice sheet; 1st period - test tomorrow
SCI Literature
chapter 1 reading strategy
SCI Math
no assignment
Science
Volcano Presentations to begin
Audience expectations
Topics
Specific volcanoes
Hazards
Assignment: Volcano research topic ready to go
12:1 SG is to be done when our Volcano Presentations are done
7th Grade Assignments
English
Introduce autobiographical projects and presentations—explain evaluation criteria; provide outline to complete for the presentation
Begin work on autobio. project
Assign: Autobio. project due before Christmas break
Geography
Bell Ringer: Project check in
Objective: finish research
Activity: Finalize research and notecards for presentation
Assignment: if project is not completed it is homework
Literature
Bell Ringer: Review #3. What are the requirements of an audience member?
Objective: Present information orally to show comprehension. (IA.2)
Group Presentations continue. (IA.2)
Individual Book Talks (RL7.2)
Assignment: Read! Q2 Book Logs due at the end of the week.
Math
Basic Ch. 1 and 2 Review Sheets
Average Ch. 1 and 2 Review Sheets
Advanced Ch. 1 and 2 Review Sheets
Science
Warm Up Question # 64
Homework Check-in
Discuss Mutations Examples
Go over DNA, RNA, & Mutations Notes
Read Genetics & Alleles Handout
Fill in Genetics & Alleles Notes
Discuss Punnett Squares
Assignments:
Finish Genetics & Alleles Notes
Punnett Square Practice Wksht - Due Thurs.
Review for Test on Monday 12/22
6th Grade Assignments
English
go over verbs test--record and file
Writer's Notebook-Chapter 4: Seed Ideas
Casting call--vote on devices
Assignment: character prewriting
Literature
Complete planners, reading logs, & bellringer
WAD #17 -- relish
Work time on Malala responses
Assignment -- read 1/2 hour; Malala response due tomorrow
Math
Page 291 #'s 1-8, 19-22
Science
Forces of Atoms & Study For Part 2 of Chemical Symbols Quiz for Next Monday/Tuesday
Social Studies
"Tour of China" Project--Research
Thursday
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Day 4, December 18, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Go over tests - make corrections if necessary
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.5) (RL.8.7) (RL.8.10) (W.8.10) (W.8.6) (W.8.5) (L.8.2)
OBJECTIVES: Students will complete / turn in final draft of compare / contrast essay.
LESSON: Workshop ~ compare / contrast essay
Essay due by end of class.
ASSIGNMENT:
None
History
LESSON:
movie The Patriot
Begin movie at 9:10 a.m. (single copy shown over the system)
ASSIGNMENT:
None
Literature
COMMON CORE: SL.8.4; SL.8.5
OBJECTIVES:
Present claims and findings, emphasizing important points in a focused, logical manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
LESSON:
Holocaust Presentations (3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th Periods)
ASSIGNMENT:
Prepare and rehearse Holocaust presentation
Independent Reading (30 minutes) daily requirement – 4th book due December 23.
Pre-Algebra
Get caught up on missing work & finish tests
SCI English
no assignment
SCI Literature
chapter 2 reading strategy
SCI Math
review sheet corrections
Science
Volcano Presentations continued
Audience expectations
Topics
Hazards
Geothermal Energy
Support Staff
Assignment: Volcano research topic ready to go
12:1 SG is to be done when our Volcano Presentations are done
7th Grade Assignments
English
Review expectations and criteria for autobio. projects
Workshop for autobio. projects
Assign: Autobio. project due before Christmas break
Geography
Bell Ringer: Presentation forms
Objective: Present research to class
Activity: Students will present their research about their influential American.
Assignment: No assignment
Literature
Bell Ringer: Review #3. What are the requirements of an audience member?
Objective: Present information orally to show comprehension. (IA.2)
Finalize Group Presentations. (IA.2)
Individual Book Talks (RL7.2)
Assignment: Read! Q2 Book Logs due tomorrow! (Monday for A.M. classes.)
Math
Basic Ch. 3 and 4 Review Sheets
Average Ch. 3 and 4 Review Sheets
Advanced Ch. 3 and 4 Review Sheets
Science
Warm Up Question # 65
Homework Check-in
Review Genetics & Heredity Unit Vocab
Puppy Punnett Square Lab
Closure – Ticket Out of the Door - Puppy Punnett Square Lab Sheet
Assignments:
Review Vocab & Notes for TEST on Monday
Be ready to hand in Warm Up ?’s #’s 60-66
6th Grade Assignments
English
discuss "seed ideas" from chapter 4 Writer's Notebook
Introduce the character sketch--the idea of knowing a character deeply, not just superficially
Assignment: finish character prewriting boxes, spelling test is MONDAY
Literature
Complete planners, reading logs, & bellringer
WAD #18 – extricate
Collect Malala responses
Malala follow-up: Answers to student questions
Vocabulary root exercises
(spec, spic, graph, gram)
Assignment -- read 1/2 hour
Math
Write a description of the distributive property.
Science
None
Social Studies
"Tour of China" Project--Research
Friday
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Day 5, December 19, 2014
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (RL.8.5) (RL.8.7) (RL.8.10) (W.8.10) (W.8.6) (W.8.5) (L.8.2)
Periods 5, 6, 7, 8 today only
OBJECTIVES:
LESSON:
Return / file / record / chart growth on hero essay (AF unit)
ASSIGNMENT:
None
History
LESSON:
No class---music concert today.
No a.m. classes. P.M. classes only
ASSIGNMENT:
none
Literature
COMMON CORE: SL.8.4; SL.8.5
OBJECTIVES:
Present claims and findings, emphasizing important points in a focused, logical manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
LESSON:
Holocaust Presentations (5th, 7th, 8th Periods)
ASSIGNMENT:
Prepare and rehearse Holocaust presentation
Independent Reading (30 minutes) daily requirement – 4th book due December 23.
Pre-Algebra
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
SCI English
no assignment
SCI Literature
no assignment
SCI Math
no assignment
Science
Afternoon classes in morning
Volcano Presentations continued
Audience expectations
Topics
Hazards
Geothermal Energy
Support Staff
Extra Credit Topics completed
Assignment: Volcano research topic ready to go
12:1 SG is to be done when our Volcano Presentations are done
7th Grade Assignments
English
Workshop for autobio. projects
Assign: Autobio. project due before Christmas break
Geography
Bell Ringer: login to email and open webquest document
Objective: begin to become familiar with Latin America through a webquest
Activity: Students will follow the links provided to help answer questions about Unit 3: Latin America
Assignment: no assignment
Literature
Bell Ringer: Partnered Book Talks (RL7.2)
Objective: Build student comprehension through use of the reading strategies of visualizing.
Reader Response Write #3 Visualizing.
Turn in Q2 Book Log.
Assignment: No Assignment; Happy Holidays!
Math
No Assignment
Science
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
6th Grade Assignments
English
No class for AM SECTIONS!
PM SECTIONS--Christmas carol quiz
Assignment: 12 Days writing assignment
Literature
Only PM classes today (Christmas concert)
Fill in planners (Collect character analysis)
Reading workshop
complete word search
complete 2nd quarter reading inventory
sustained & focused reading
Library (if needed)
Assignment -- read 1 hour over the weekend
Math
Assignments have not yet been posted for this class.
Science
Study Chemical Symbols Part 3 & 4 for Monday/Tuesday
Social Studies
"Tour of China" Project--Reseach