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Day 1, April 24, 2017
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-2
Assign: 10-36 evens Due Tues
English
IOWA CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5) (CCRA.SL.6)
(SL8.4)
OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to analyze one theme of the novel, The Help.
LESSON:
Spelling pretest 18
Review Packet / Clarifying questions. Review definition of analysis
Choose theme / complete Google form
Workshop time--begin
ASSIGNMENT:
Be ready to WORK in class tomorrow on reading excerpts from The Help
History
LESSON:
Check in blue heading ?s
Read 17:2 / answer blue heading ?s
ASSIGNMENT:
17:2 SG due
Literature
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten
Review book trailer requirements
Complete book trailer brainstorm and storyboard
ASSIGNMENT:
Book Trailer Storyboard due Tuesday
Final book trailer upload on Friday
Pre-Algebra
Review Scatter Plots on Excel
What is a trendline?
Assign: How to you know where to draw the trendline?
SCI English
correct pretest 24
SCI Literature
chapter 4 questions
SCI Math
review 1
Science
SCIENCE: Understands the factors of weather and the importance to life.
BR—Mr. H favorite experiences 
Presentations:
Pressure / fronts / air masses / clouds / weather instruments
Assignment: Label cloud diagram
7th Grade Assignments
English
Spelling pretest #23
Provide handout for final draft requirements—explain and discuss
Workshop for final name story and final works cited page
Assign: Write missed spelling words; Final Name Story and Final Works Cited page and all other required papers (see final draft requirements) due at beginning of class tomorrow.
Geography
Bell Ringer: Weekend Update
Activity: Review quiz from sections 1-2. Presentations – Eastern Europe. Read together pages 377-378. Read with a partner pages 379-381. Complete guided notes and section review questions.
Homework: Section review questions
Literature
Bell Ringer 3. How might Tennyson’s title as Britain’s poet laureate have influenced him?
Objective: Build reading comprehension through analysis of poetry and independent practice. 1
Review poetry terms.
Re - Read Sample Compare and Contrast Essay. Revise/ Complete Essays as needed. (RL7.9)
Independent Reading / Book Talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Assignment: Vocabulary sentences or vocabulary.com review due tomorrow. Read independently.
Math
pg. 616 1-13 all
Science
Warm Up Question # 115 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
How does a seed grow? - Video
Discuss/Review Process of Photosynthesis
Materials plants take in
Materials plants produce
Hand back Tests & File Away
Review Earthworm and Fetal Pig Dissection
Assignments:
No Assignment
6th Grade Assignments
English
spelling pretest--O plural words
revising and editing
turn in final copy of persuasive paper
Assignment: spelling 3x, paper due
Literature
Vocabulary words - bulkhead, demeanor, invincible
Complete reading Freak the Mighty chapter 5 in reading groups
Complete guided questions while reading
Assignment: Read 1/2 hour, Study Island #10 due Wednesday
Math
Geometry Project
Science
Hand Back Quizzes
Go Over Quizzes
Review the Dissection Lab
Work on Questions
Assignment: Make Quiz Corrections
Finish Body Systems Questions
Social Studies
Bellringer: Write down your favorite food, favorite physical thing, favorite piece of clothing, and your closest relative. Now imagine what it would be like if you willingly gave up all of those things.
Activities: watch HH:Crusades Report clip (stop at 1:38), Discussion, Textbook Reading/Notes (p.330-333)
Closure: Exit Slip
Assignment: Notes (p. 330-333)
Tuesday
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Day 2, April 25, 2017
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-3
Assign: 8-34 evens Due Thurs
English
IOWA CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5) (CCRA.SL.6)
(SL8.4)
OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to analyze one theme of the novel, The Help through an analytical essay.
LESSON:
Theme packets available on Google Classroom
Hand out The Help books
Workshop time to read excerpts based on one chosen theme for each student
Answer questions
Find quote--copy and credit speaker
ASSIGNMENT: Continue thinking about your analytical essay and the way the movie and novel fit into the themes. Spelling test 18 on Friday.
History
LESSON:
Check in / go over 17:2 SG
Preview 17:4-create blue heading ?s
Read 17:4
ASSIGNMENT:
17:4 SG
Literature
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten
Book Trailer Workshop
Create a Credits Page Google doc
Create the hook
ASSIGNMENT:
5 slides with text due Wednesday
Final book trailer upload on Friday
Pre-Algebra
Make The GIA, HRD, and IGI scatter plots with trendlines and include equations.
Assign: Bring printout of scatter plots with equations of trendlines.
SCI English
no assignment
SCI Literature
vocab review
SCI Math
review 2
Science
Air Masses / Fronts / H & L and how associated with weather maps
BR-Review presentations
Check the cloud diagram—relate to how clouds form and 3 situations that clouds form.
Students help label notes of the research topics they completed.
Air Masses
Fronts
Highs / Lows
Tie them all in to a weather map
Assignment: Quiz on clouds
7th Grade Assignments
English
Bell ringer
Hand in spelling words
Hand in final Name Story, final Works Cited page, and all other required papers (name story file)
Return Feb. character topic—find strengths and weaknesses
April/May character topic—review typing and format expectations—discuss topic to write about
Assign: April/May character topic due Thurs. at 3:15 submitted into Google Classroom. Tomorrow will be work day for the topic.
Geography
Bell Ringer: Twitter Tuesday
Activity: Correct and review assignment from yesterday. Presentations – eastern Europe. Read together pages 383-386. Complete section review questions.
Homework: Section review questions
Literature
Bell Ringer: Review Life and Death Vocabulary and Roots. (RL7.4)
Objective: Build reading comprehension through independent practice and analysis of poetry.
Review Life & Death Vocabulary Words. Check Vocabulary.com or Collect vocabulary sentences. (RL7.4)
Poetry – Review poetry lit terms from “Charge” – narrative, stanza, rhythm, rhyme, and anaphora. (RL7.2 & 7.5)
Read “What Do We Do With a Variation” pg 129
Poetry terms for “Variation” pg. 3 of Poetry Note Pages
Assignment: Complete page 3 Poetry Note Pages. Study Life & Death Vocabulary words and roots.
Math
Test Day
Science
Warm Up Question # 116 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Fill in Animals Unit Vocabulary
Read Animal Classification Handout
Fill in Animal Classification Notes
Review & Discuss Animal Classification Notes
Assignments:
Review for Animals Unit Test on Wednesday 5/3
6th Grade Assignments
English
review how to make note cards
schedule speech days
work time
Assignment: 2 spelling activities due Thurs, note cards due Thurs
Literature
Kahoot review over chapters 1-5 in Freak the Mighty
Freak the Mighty -- chapters 6 & 7
Assignment: Read 1/2 hour, Study Island #10 due Wednesday
Math
Geometry Project
Science
New Seats
Hand in Lab Questions
Introduce Earth’s Cycles
Research Cycles
Create Cycle Posters
Assignment: None
Social Studies
Bellringer: Define in your own words the term “crusade.”
Activities: Group Discussion of 3 Motives to Join Crusades; Primary Source Analysis; study vocab on Quizlet
Closure: Written Reflection
Assignment: Written Reflection: “Which Motive Would Have Motivated Me to Join the Crusades?”
Wednesday
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Day 3, April 26, 2017
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-3
Assign: 8-34 evens Due Thurs
English
IOWA CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5) (CCRA.SL.6)
(SL8.4)
OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to analyze one theme of the novel, The Help through an analytical essay.
LESSON:
Hand out The Help books
Workshop time to read excerpts and fill out theme packet
Answer questions
Find quote--copy and credit speaker
ASSIGNMENT: Continue thinking about your analytical essay and the way the movie and novel fit into the themes. Spelling test 18 on Friday.
History
LESSON:
17:2 tan BR review
Go over 17:4 SG
ASSIGNMENT:
Complete flashcards
Ch. 17:2 and 17:4 test on Friday.
Literature
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten
Book Trailer Workshop
Finish slides
Create credits page
ASSIGNMENT:
Credits page & sound due Thursday
Final book trailer upload on Friday
Pre-Algebra
Compare the trendlines of the 3 scatter plots.
Assign: Write the meaning of the rate of change of the equation of each trendline. Why are they different?
SCI English
no assignment
SCI Literature
chapter 6 questions, study vocab
SCI Math
correct review 1 and 2
Science
Today’s Weather maps
Quiz on clouds
BR—PMWB review on Air Masses, Fronts, H & L pressure systems
Weather maps—compare different types of weather maps and relate to the possible weather conditions / clouds / precip etc
Assignment: Review for Weather Maps test on Thursday
7th Grade Assignments
English
DEP
Workshop for April/May character topic—remind students about handout from the last topic “Improving Character Topics”
Assign: April/May character topic due tomorrow—submitted into Google Classroom by 3:15.
Geography
Bell Ringer: Would you Rather Wednesday.
Activity: Review and discuss assignment. Review for quiz. Take chapter 13 quiz #2. When finished with quiz begin work on study guide. Finish any presentations.
Homework: Study guide due Monday.
Literature
Bell Ringer: Review Life & Death Vocabulary Words and Roots.
Objective: Build reading comprehension through analysis of poetry.
Independent Reading / Book Talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Poetry – Read “Old Age Sticks” pg. 218. Review poetry lit terms & theme. (RL7.2 & 7.5)
free verse/narrative
stanza
rhythm/rhyme
anaphora
Assignment: Complete Poetry Note Page 4. Life & Death Vocabulary Test tomorrow.
Math
Basic pg. 677-678 1-5, 25
Average Pg. 677-678 6-24 evens, 25
Advanced Pg. 677-678 6-24 evens, 25
Science
Warm Up Question # 117 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Review Animals Unit Vocabulary
Video – Natural Selection
Read textbook pgs.154-157 with partner
Fill in Natural Selection Notes
Review & Discuss Natural Selection Notes
Natural Selection Lab
Assignments:
Review for Animals Unit Test on Wednesday 5/3
6th Grade Assignments
English
teacher sample speech
work time--note cards
Assignment: 2 spelling activities due Thurs, study spelling words (TEST IS THURSDAY), note cards due Thurs, if you speak Fri--practice 2 x, if you speak next week--practice 1 x
Literature
Vocabulary words - encounter, perspective, trajectory
Freak the Mighty -- chapter 8
Journal Response #2
Assignment: Read 1/2 hour, Journal Response #2
Math
Retake day. Take all of the quizzes that you didn't pass previously.
Science
Wrap up making posters
Present posters
Earth’s Cycle Notes from posters
Assignment: Study for Earth’s Cycles Quiz
Social Studies
Bellringer: Powerpoint Review questions for quiz
Activities: read p. 334-335; complete notes; show Black Death video clips: “Horrible Histories: Peasant Pay Rise” and “Fleas on Rats” song, Discussion
Closure: Quick Write
Assignment: Middle Ages Quick Write (Thurs.)
Thursday
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Day 4, April 27, 2017
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-5
Assign: 10-36 evens Due Mon
English
IOWA CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5) (CCRA.SL.6)
(SL8.4)
OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to analyze one theme of the novel, The Help through an analytical essay.
LESSON:
Hand out The Help books
Workshop time to read excerpts and fill out theme packet
Answer questions
Find quote--copy and credit speaker
put grades in planners!
ASSIGNMENT: Continue thinking about your analytical essay and the way the movie and novel fit into the themes. Spelling test 18 on Friday.
History
LESSON:
17:4 tan BR review
Check in / go over 17:2 / 17:4 flashcards
Put grades in planners!
ASSIGNMENT:
Study for Ch.17 Test Friday
Literature
LESSON:
Bell Ringer: Take Time for Ten
Book Trailer Workshop
Revise and edit with a partner
Make necessary corrections
ASSIGNMENT:
Be prepared to upload your book trailer on Friday
Pre-Algebra
Using the equation of a trendline to makes estimates.
Assign: Make 2 estimates for each grading company based on our line of best fit.
SCI English
spelling practice 24
SCI Literature
finish reading chapter 7 and answer chapter 7 questions
SCI Math
no assignment
Science
Weather Maps test
Storm Smart
Assignment: Presentations on severe weather on Friday
7th Grade Assignments
English
Bell ringer
2.6th grade portfolios—browse and read in preparation for next week’s self-assessment work that will begin
Assign: Spelling assign. #23; Spelling test #23 tomorrow; April/May character topic due at 3:15 today in Google Classroom
Geography
Bell Ringer: Thoughtful Thursday
Activity: Chernobyl nuclear power plan. Finish any presentations. Finish work on study guide.
Homework: Study guide due Monday.
Literature
Bell Ringer: Review Life & Death Vocabulary.
Objective: Build reading comprehension through vocabulary mastery and analysis of poetry.
Independent Reading / Book Talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
Life & Death Vocabulary Test. (RL7.4)
Poetry – Review poetry lit terms (RL7.2 & 7.5)
Check pg. 4 Note Pages
Create Poetry Term vocab cards.
Life & Death Vocabulary Test. (RL7.4)
Assignment: Complete Poetry Term Vocabulary Cards.
Math
Basic pg. 684-686 1-10 all, 43
Average pg. 684-686 12-30 evens, 43
Advanced pg. 684-686 20-40 evens, 41, 43
Science
Warm Up Question # 118 – Think-Pair-Share
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Read Variations & Adaptations Handout
Fill in Variations & Adaptations Notes
Bird Beak Adaptations Lab Activity
Assignments:
Bird Beak Adaptations Lab Questions – Due Wednesday
Review for Animals Unit Test on Wednesday 5/3
6th Grade Assignments
English
take spelling test
check in note cards
practice time
Assignment: if you speak Fri, practice 3x; if you speak Mon, practice 2x; if you speak after that, practice 1x
Literature
Vocabulary words - confrontation, knapsack
Read Freak the Mighty chapters 9 & 10 in reading groups
Answer chapter questions while reading
Assignment: Read 1/ hour
Math
Retakes and enrichment projects.
Science
Review Earth’s cycles
Earth Cycle Quiz
Introduce Earth Science Research Project
Assignment: None
Social Studies
Bellringer: Bellringer Questions
Activities: “The Church in the Middle Ages” wkst.; Choose Your Own Adventure powerpoint
Closure: Quiz Review
Assignment: The Church in the Middle Ages wkst.; Study for Section 3 Quiz (tomorrow)
Friday
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Day 5, April 28, 2017
8th Grade Assignments
Algebra 1
Section 9-5
Assign: 10-36 evens Due Mon
English
1:15 Dismissal
IOWA CORE: (CCRA.SL.4) (CCRA.SL.5) (CCRA.SL.6)
(SL8.4)
OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to analyze one theme of the novel, The Help through an analytical essay.
LESSON:
Take spelling test 18
Collect completed theme packet
Google classroom ~ writing introduction.
ASSIGNMENT:Write your introduction paragraph for Monday. We will revise and edit Monday! (then Paragraph 1 will be done! :) Get your grade signed!
History
LESSON:
Ch. 17 test
ASSIGNMENT:
Preview ch. 18 –look specifically at maps / pictures
Literature
LESSON:
Upload Book Trailer
Demonstrate uploading procedures
Uploading instructions on Google classroom
ASSIGNMENT:
Independent Reading (1 hour) due Monday
Book Trailer Academy Awards on Monday
Pre-Algebra
What diamond would you buy and why? Due Monday
SCI English
The Help essay outline
SCI Literature
no assignment
SCI Math
no assignment
Science
Weather Maps test
Storm Smart
Assignment: Presentations on severe weather on Friday
7th Grade Assignments
English
1:15 dismissal
Correct and hand in spelling assign. #23
Spelling test #23
No assignment
Geography
Bell Ringer: Find out Friday.
Activity: Current events and current events quiz. Virtual reality – Eastern Europe
Homework: Study guide due Monday.
Literature
Bell Ringer: 4. What defines a free verse poem?
Objective: Build reading comprehension through analysis of poetry.
Independent Reading / Book Talks (IA.2 & RL7.2)
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: Complete pg. 5 of Poetry Note pages. Read independently to build skills and complete 4 books for Q4 Book Log.
Math
No Assignment
Science
Water Corn Seeds/Observe Growth
Review importance of Natural Selection
Adaptations for Survival Activity
Read through Animals Weapons & Defenses
Fill out Animals Weapons & Defenses Lab Sheets
Assignments:
Review for Animals Unit Test on Wednesday 5/3
6th Grade Assignments
English
speeches
Assignment: if you spoke today, self eval; if your peer spoke today, eval ques; if you speak Mon, practice 3x; if you speak Tues, practice 2x; if you speak after that, practice 1x
Literature
Reading Workshop
Hand in reading log & journal response
Complete chapters 9 & 10 and chapter questions
Sustained & Focused reading
Assignment: Read 1 hour, chapter 9 & 10 questions
Math
Study Island 28
Science
Review Project Expectations
Earth Science Research Projects
Assignment: Earth Science Research Project
Social Studies
Bellringer: Study for Quiz
Activities: The Church in the Middle Ages quiz (Section 3), Discuss what’s going on in the news
Closure: Share Weekend Plans (if time)
Assignment: None