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Day 4, August 31, 2015
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 1-2 Order of Operations
Assign: 4-56 mult of 4
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (L.8.2) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
OBJECTIVES: Students will complete a spelling pretest, turn in all introductory writing pieces, and pick up important handouts for the year.
LESSON:
Tan obj. sheet
Collect any remaining parent surveys
Collect quotes writing activity
Spelling Welcome Back pretest ~ go over spelling procedures / expectations, etc.
Pick up all handouts / scan
Fill out tan obj. sheet (B: set timer for last 4 minutes of class to complete this)
ASSIGNMENT:
Review handouts / scan them. What are they for? Why do you have them? When will you use them? Be ready to discuss tomorrow!
History
LESSON:
Brainstorming Activity - themes (green) in groups of two.
Check in printed news article.
Teach current event plan
ASSIGNMENT:
Read and highlight your current event article– internet, newspaper, magazine, etc.
Literature
OBJECTIVES:
I will create a text-to-self connection between me and a character in my independent reading.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Socrative.com – Independent reading expectations review (5 minutes)
Share how students will complete a daily reading log on Moodle (laptop) – accounts will be created tomorrow
Read aloud, “To Build a Fire” by Jack London – Think aloud reading comprehension question #1
Student independent reading
ASSIGNMENT:
Independent Reading (30 minutes) with sticky note due Tuesday, Sept. 1
Pre-Algebra
Section 1-1B Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
Assign: 1-4 & 14-21 all
SCI English
correct pretest
SCI Literature
Third Wish reflection
SCI Math
multiplication review
Science
11.1 Use Equip safely & appropriately
BR- quick partner review of equipment
Test over equipment
7th period—book cover / book cards
Begin lab safety notes
Assignment: review safety notes so far
7th Grade Assignments
English
Explain 7th gr. spelling—take pretest #1
Introduce Listening Unit—listening unit pretest
Provide handout for listening unit notes—put into “notes” section of binder—discuss difference between listening and hearing—take notes on handout
Assign: Write missed spelling words.
Geography
Bell Ringer: What is geography? What practical application does understanding geography serve?
Objectives: Understand geographers use six essential elements when studying a specific place
Activity: Read together pages 1-3 and take guided reading notes
Assignment: Any guided reading notes not finished in class are homework
Quiz on Friday
Literature
Bell Ringer #3. How do you know what genre a book is?
Objective: Relationship building and setting tone / structure.
Read Aloud.(IA.2)
Genre notesheet.
Move to library. Find a free reading book.
Assignment: Read 15 minutes each day this week. Bring your Science or Geo book with you to class on Wed.
Math
Basic pg. 6 1-7 all
Average pg. 6 1-7 all
Advanced pg. 6 1-7 all
Science
Warm Up Question #1 – Think-Pair-Share
Finish Discussion of Classroom Expectations and Procedures & Practice
Discuss Lab Safety Guidelines and Contract
Hand out Textbooks
Cover Textbooks
Closure – Review Classroom Procedures
Assignments: Textbook Covered – Due Tuesday 9/1
Signed Lab Safety Contract – Due Tuesday 9/1
6th Grade Assignments
English
take spelling pretest--introduction to individualized spelling
writing workshop--outline and draft a paragraph
Assignment: spelling practice words, finish draft, yellow "Friends" paper is due Wed.
Literature
Review reading log procedures
Mini-lesson on genre
Assignment -- read 1/2 hour; genre worksheet
Math
Cover books
Answer this question: What are the steps you follow to solve a story problem?
Science
Lab Safety Scenario
Social Studies
Fill in circle doodle sheet with history related ideas.
Activities: Finish trivia. Teach students how to brainstorm and begin “Brainstorming History.”
Assignment: Bring history books, grocery sacks, and scissors for book-covering.
Tuesday
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Day 5, September 1, 2015
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 1-4
Assign: 12-50 evens due Thurs
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (W.8.10)
OBJECTIVES: Review handouts section in binder and its purpose. Learn about personal preferences for learning / learning styles.
LESSON:
Tan obj. sheet
BR activity in teams---In what situations would you use these handouts? What’s the value of these handouts? Complete handout / check with another team.
Complete “How do you learn best?” activity sheet / turn in.
Fill out tan obj. sheet (B: set timer for last 4 minutes of class to complete this)
ASSIGNMENT:
Review spelling list. Test on Friday.
History
LESSON:
Hand out blank Current Event form
Introduce and model writing a CE
Students will be given class time to read and begin writing their CE
ASSIGNMENT:
CE due Friday
Read handout—gifts from author
Literature
OBJECTIVES:
I can create a text-to-self connection between me and a character in my independent reading.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Log into Moodle. Complete Day 1 independent reading activity. (10 minutes)
Read aloud, “To Build a Fire” by Jack London – Think aloud reading comprehension question #2
Student independent reading
ASSIGNMENT:
Independent reading (30 minutes) with sticky note due Wednesday, Sept. 2
Pre-Algebra
Section 1-1B Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
Assign: 22-40 evens Due Thurs
SCI English
underline subject and predicate
SCI Literature
character descriptions
SCI Math
division review
Science
Pick up Standards /benchmark sheets and put name on them (both white & yellow)
Equipment tests back—record / file—teach how to do this
Equipment retake tests—study before you get to DS--take in DS in my room on Wed
Review / Continue Lab Safety Notes
Assignment: Review safety notes taken so far
7th Grade Assignments
English
Hand in spelling words
Bell ringer—provide bell ringer form—place in “bell ringers” section of binder—review diff. between hearing and listening
Strategies to be an effective listener—notes on handout in binder
No assignment
Geography
Bell Ringer:Draw a circle that takes up approximately half a page
Objective: Understand that the earth has different hemispheres when divided on lat/long lines. Lat/long lines help find specific places on earth
Activity: Draw and label together earth's hemispheres - Equator and Prime Meridian. Read together pages 4-5 and label earth with latitude and longitude lines. Use Google Earth to find specific locations on earth using lat/long
Activity: "where in the world" worksheet - lat/long practice. Quiz Friday
Literature
Bell Ringer #4. 4. Why would we focus on vocabulary building in lit class?
Objective: Build vocabulary through knowledge of Greek & Latin roots.
Independent reading/begin conferencing. (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Introduce Phil Vocabulary. (L7.4 & 7.6)
Explain vocabulary card process.
Punch cards and begin process.
Assignment: Complete independent vocabulary cards. Due Thursday!
Math
Basic pg. 8-9 2-12 evens, 20, 21, 27
Average pg. 8-9 5-17 odds, 20-26 evens, 27
Advanced pg. 8-9 7-15 odds, 22-27
Science
Warm Up Question #2 – Think-Pair-Share
Homework – Team mate textbook cover check
Anticipatory Set – What kinds of equipment do scientists use? - Brainstorming
Lab Equipment Introduction
Fill in Lab Equipment Handout
Review Lab Equipment Purpose
Closure – Review Lab Equipment
Assignments:
Review for Lab Equipment QUIZ – Thursday
6th Grade Assignments
English
set up computer files--begin typing draft
Assignment: friends chart, finish hand written draft if necessary
Literature
Genre review
Begin "My Genre" search activity
Assignment -- read 1/2 hour; study for genre quiz
Math
Skills Iowa Warm-up test (on computer)
Science
Study for lab equipment quiz (Thursday)
Social Studies
Assignment: Finish “Brainstorming History” handout.
Wednesday
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Day 6, September 2, 2015
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Computation - Integers
Assign: 1-4 12-50 evens
English
EARLY OUT! Curriculum
EL/COMMON CORE: (L.8.3) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
OBJECTIVES: Students will learn about their own learning personality by revealing their “color”, how they are smart (MI), and by completing a left brain / right brain activity.
LESSON:
Tan obj. sheet
Hailstones and Halibut Bones ~ powerpoint
Begin with essential question (last slide)
Read slides / book to kids
Time to write / respond to essential ?s
Turn in response writing before leaving
Fill out tan obj. sheet (B: set timer for last 4 minutes of class to complete this)
ASSIGNMENT:
Think about the color you chose today and what it tells you about yourself and your personality. Does your personality change from time to time?
Review spelling list 1. Test Friday.
History
Go over “textbook features” handout and “before, during, and after reading” strategies handout using Ch. 3 in the history textbook
Read Ch. 3:1 aloud with the handouts
ASSIGNMENT:
CE due Friday
Literature
OBJECTIVES:
I can formulate and ask questions while independently reading.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Log into Moodle. Complete Day 2 independent reading activity. (8 minutes)
Read aloud, “To Build a Fire” by Jack London – Think aloud reading comprehension question #3
Student independent reading
ASSIGNMENT:
Independent reading (30 minutes) and complete Day 3 independent reading activity on Moodle due Thursday, Sept. 3
Pre-Algebra
Computation - Integers
Assign: 1-1B 22-40 evens
SCI English
spelling worksheet due Friday
SCI Literature
no assignment
SCI Math
no assignment
Science
BR-PMWB
Check book cards/tidbits/book covers-- if complete
Check if lab equipment retakes are completed
Lab safety notes
Fire escape map
Assignment: complete fire escape map from this room?????
7th Grade Assignments
English
Bell ringer—review strategies for effective listeningTips for listening and taking notes—notes on handout in binder
Listening workout #1: “5 Statements & questions”, “The Bus Driver”
No assignment
Geography
Bell Ringer: Why is it difficult to make a map accurate in both size and shape?
Objective: Demonstrate the difficulty of creating a flat map out of a round earth. Understand that to make a map of a sphere some areas are distorted
Activity: Venn Diagram pages 6-7. Classroom activity creating different types of maps. Demonstrate circle routes using globe and string
Assignment: Venn Diagram. Quiz Friday
Literature
Bell Ringer: Partnered Book Talk
Objective: Setting tone/structure; relationship building.
Independent reading/begin conferencing. (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Introduce Independent Reading components of class/grading.
Assignment: Independently read. Be sure vocabulary cards are done for tomorrow.
Math
No Assignment
Science
Warm Up Question #3 – Think-Pair-Share
Anticipatory Set – Lab Equipment Review
Lab Equipment Review Activity
Assignments:
Review for Lab Equipment QUIZ on Thursday
6th Grade Assignments
English
intro to spelling practice activities--work time
Assignment: complete at least ONE spelling practice activity
(two activities due Friday)
Literature
Genre Quiz
Begin working on "My Genre" search activity (if time)
Assignment -- read 1/2 hour
Math
Begin working on Page 6 #’s 1-8
Work slowly "over emphasizing" the four step plan.
Science
Study for lab equipment quiz (Thursday)
Social Studies
Assignment: none
Thursday
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Day 1, September 3, 2015
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 1-5
Assign: 1-10 all
English
MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY TODAY!
EL/COMMON CORE: (L.8.3) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
OBJECTIVES: Students will learn about their own learning personality by revealing their “color”, how they are smart (MI), and by completing a left brain / right brain activity.
LESSON:
Tan obj. sheet
What color are you activity? (w/ handout)
Picture side
Word side
Question and answer activity.
Beads / string handouts
Notecard with name and colors order turned in
Fill in tan obj. sheet (B: set timer for last 4 minutes of class to complete this)
ASSIGNMENT:
Study for spelling test wk. 1
Think about YOUR color and what it says about YOU and YOUR personal learning style. Be ready to share one idea in class tomorrow.
History
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Review worksheet on textbook features
Finish reading Ch. 3:1 aloud – complete before, during, and after reading worksheets.
ASSIGNMENT:
CE due Friday
Complete Ch. 3:1 study guide due Tuesday
Literature
OBJECTIVES:
I can determine a theme or central idea of my independent reading.
I can use context clues to help me determine the meaning of a word or phrase.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Reading comprehension beach ball (5 minutes)
Read aloud, “To Build a Fire” by Jack London – etymology activity and think aloud reading comprehension question #4
Student independent reading
ASSIGNMENT:
Independent Reading (30 minutes) due Friday, Sept. 4
Etymology activity due Monday, Sept. 7
Pre-Algebra
Section 1-1C
Assign: 12-40 evens
SCI English
identify declarative and imperative
SCI Literature
vocabulary review
SCI Math
problem solving practice
Science
BR-PMWB review of safety
Partner check of fire escape map
Finish up lab safety notes
review
Assignment: lab safety test over notes on Friday
7th Grade Assignments
English
Partner review of effective listening and note taking strategies
Tips for listening to directions/instructions—notes on handout in binder
Listening workout #2: “Grid sayings”
Assign: Spelling assign. #1; Spelling test #1 tom.
Geography
Bell Ringer: Why is a great circle route beneficial for airplane pilots?
Objective: Understand the globes and maps serve as important tools for geography.
Activity: Read pages 8-9 with guided reading. Complete guided reading with a partner for pages 10-13.
Assignment: Pictograph
Literature
Bell Ringer #5. What does the root “phil” mean?
Objective: Build vocabulary through Greek and Latin root word study. (L7.4)
Independent reading/begin conferencing. (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Check in vocabulary cards. Share. (L7.4)
Share teacher generated sentences. (L7.6)
Assignment: Write a sentence on lined paper for each “phil” vocab word. (L7.6)
Math
Basic pg. 12 1-13 odd, 19
Average pg. 12 2-16 evens, 19
Advanced pg. 12 11-19 all
Science
Warm Up Question #4 – Think-Pair-Share
Lab Equipment Review Activity
Lab Equipment QUIZ
Assignments:
No Assignment
6th Grade Assignments
English
writing workshop--type and print paragraph
revising challenge
Assignment: 2nd spelling activity, study spelling words, print paragraph
Literature
Only AM classes today (6B, 6A, 6E)
Return quizzes
Begin "My Genre" search activity
Assignment -- Read 1/2 hour
Math
Page 6
#'s 1-8
Solve and check.
Science
Science Process Skills #1
Social Studies
Assignment: Finish GRAPES if not completed in class
Friday
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Day 2, September 4, 2015
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 1-5
Assign: 1-10 all
English
EL/COMMON CORE: (L.8.3) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. (L.8.2) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
OBJECTIVES: Students will learn about their own learning personality by revealing their “color”, how they are smart (MI), and by completing a left brain / right brain activity.
LESSON:
Tan obj. sheet
Spelling test 1
BR ~ share (or pass option) one thing you learned about yourself by identifying your color
Take MI test (blue handout).
Fill in numbers on colors packet.
Fill in tan obj. sheet (B: set timer for last 4 minutes of class to complete this)
ASSIGNMENT:
None
History
LESSON:
Share and collect current events and articles
Play News Bowl activity using the SmartBoard
ASSIGNMENT:
No School on Monday
Complete Ch. 3:1 study guide due Tuesday
Literature
OBJECTIVES:
I can support claims with logical reasoning and relevant evidence.
I can draw evidence from literary text to support my analysis and reflection of a text.
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Log into Moodle. Complete Day 4 independent reading activity. (8 minutes)
Take Time for Ten
Introduce Independent Reading Book Responses and Provide Examples
Clear Thinking and Writing
Point & Support Outlines (pp. 7-9)
ASSIGNMENT:
Independent Reading (1 hour) and Etymology activity due Monday, Sept. 7
Pre-Algebra
Section 1-1C
Assign: 12-40 evens
SCI English
no assignment
SCI Literature
no assignment
SCI Math
no assignment
Science
Lab safety test
Read current science when done with test
Assignment: none
7th Grade Assignments
English
Correct and hand in spelling assign. #1
Spelling test #1 (clickers)
Provide spelling list #2 for next week
Listening workout, if time
Assign: Listening Unit TEST next Thursday
Geography
Quiz over pages 1-13
Literature
Bell Ringer: Discuss “What Good Readers Do” with your partner. Which do you do? Which seem awkward to you?
Objective: Build comprehension through identification of common reading strategies. (IA.1)
Independent reading/conferencing.
Reading Strategies Posters/ Partnered Quiz. (IA.1)
Independent reading check in – making connections.
Assignment: Independently read 15 minutes per day over the weekend. Remember – Phil Vocabulary sentences are due on Tuesday.
Math
Basic pg. 12 1-13 odd, 19
Average pg. 12 2-16 evens, 19
Advanced pg. 12 11-19 all
Science
Standard 11 - Understands the nature of scientific knowledge inquiry and its enterprise
Benchmark 11:1 – Essential Learning 1
Warm Up Question #5 – Think-Pair-Share
Anticipatory Set – SI Measurement Review
Review thermometer & graduated cylinder
Model & Discuss how to read a graduated cylinder
Discuss the difference in the meniscus between glass and plastic
Graduated Cylinders Lab
Model and Discuss how to read a thermometer
Temperature Lab
Lab Clean-up
Closure – What is the meniscus?
Assignments:
Complete Graduated Cylinder & Thermometer Worksheet – Due Tuesday 9/8
6th Grade Assignments
English
writing workshop--type and print paragraph
revising challenge
Assignment: 2nd spelling activity, study spelling words, print paragraph
Literature
Only PM classes today (6D, 6C)
Return quizzes
Begin "My Genre" search activity
Assignment -- read 1 hour over the weekend and record on reading log (reading that is completed during the school day counts!)
Math
Page 6
#'s 1-8
Solve and check. (afternoon classes 6D, 6C, 6B)
Science
None
Social Studies
Assignment: None