In Class & Homework Assignments

Thursday, May 23, 2019: Movies & Snacks

In Class:

Movies, snacks, and games.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019: Breakfast Potluck

In Class:

Breakfast potluck party. Three word message created for our class to represent the year. Homeroom versus switch Hawaiian Football game. Chose movies for tomorrow. Chromebook games. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019: Big Al's Field Trip

In Class:

7th grade end-of-year field trip to Big Al's. 


Monday, May 20, 2019: Park Trip (1st-3rd period)

In Class:

Park trip. Switch continued working on Codex Message (assignment description in Google classroom). Yearbook signing party.



Friday, May 17, 2019

In Class:

Shared out differences and clearer items from yesterday's notes from the film version of "The Ransom of Red Chief." Created questions from the introduction of "Oranges" and then read the poem. Finished working on the Codex Message (assignment description in Google classroom).



Thursday, May 16, 2019

In Class:

Watched the film version of "The Ransom of Red Chief" while noting differences and things that were clearer from the movie. Students presented their Mesoamerican Marvels Partner Share (assignment description in Google classroom). Continued working on the Codex Message (assignment description in Google classroom). 

Homework for 5/13/19- 5/17/19 (due Friday, 5/17/19)

1. Turn in all outstanding library materials and pay any fines you have accrued.

2. Turn in your textbooks if not completed on Tuesday in class.

3. Sign up to bring an item to the potluck breakfast on Wednesday, 5/22/19 if not completed on Tuesday in class. The sign up list is available to view on Google classroom. You may email Mrs. Kvalheim through her teacher website with the item you would like to sign up for.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In Class:

Completed comprehension questions for "The Ransom of Red Chief" and My Ántonia. Began working on the Codex Message (assignment description in Google classroom). 

Homework for 5/13/19- 5/17/19 (due Friday, 5/17/19)

1. Turn in all outstanding library materials and pay any fines you have accrued.

2. Turn in your textbooks if not completed on Tuesday in class.

3. Sign up to bring an item to the potluck breakfast on Wednesday, 5/22/19 if not completed on Tuesday in class. The sign up list is available to view on Google classroom. You may email Mrs. Kvalheim through her teacher website with the item you would like to sign up for.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In Class:

Library trip to return textbooks. Sign ups for next Wednesday's (5/22/19) potluck breakfast. Made cards for Proctor Patti. Watched Kid's Animated History with Pipo.

Homework for 5/13/19- 5/17/19 (due Friday, 5/17/19)

1. Turn in all outstanding library materials and pay any fines you have accrued.

2. Turn in your textbooks if not completed on Tuesday in class.

3. Sign up to bring an item to the potluck breakfast on Wednesday, 5/22/19 if not completed on Tuesday in class. The sign up list is available to view on Google classroom. You may email Mrs. Kvalheim through her teacher website with the item you would like to sign up for.

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

In Class:

Finished vocabulary work for "The Ransom of Red Chief." Completed "The Ransom of Red Chief" your turn questions for story elements and textual evidence. As a class completed think question #1 for "The Ransom of Red Chief." Went over this week's "homework." Students prepared their presentation for the Mesoamerican Marvels Partner Share (assignment description in Google classroom), to be presented on Thursday. 

Homework for 5/13/19- 5/17/19 (due Friday, 5/17/19)

1. Turn in all outstanding library materials and pay any fines you have accrued.

2. Turn in your textbooks if not completed on Tuesday in class.

3. Sign up to bring an item to the potluck breakfast on Wednesday, 5/22/19 if not completed on Tuesday in class. The sign up list is available to view on Google classroom. You may email Mrs. Kvalheim through her teacher website with the item you would like to sign up for.



Friday, May 10, 2019

In Class:

Began vocabulary work for "The Ransom of Red Chief." Quizlet live review for the test on Chapter 9: The Americas. Test on Chapter 9: The Americas.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

In Class:

Read "The Ransom of Red Chief." Completed reward tickets. Review activities for the test on Chapter 9: The Americas- Kahoot and Quizlet Live.

Homework for 5/6/19- 5/10/19 (due Friday, 5/10/19)

Any late work for third trimester is due on Friday, 5/10/19.

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due this Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for My Ántonia. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Study for the test on Chapter 9: The Americas. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 9: The Americas completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.

2. Turn in your permission slip and money for the 7th grade field trip to Big Al’s on Tuesday, 5/21/19.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In Class:

Completed building background for "The Ransom of Red Chief" (assignment description on Google classroom). Continued end of year art project. 

Homework for 5/6/19- 5/10/19 (due Friday, 5/10/19)

Any late work for third trimester is due on Friday, 5/10/19.

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due this Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for My Ántonia. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Study for the test on Chapter 9: The Americas. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 9: The Americas completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.

2. Turn in your permission slip and money for the 7th grade field trip to Big Al’s on Tuesday, 5/21/19.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In Class:

Finished vocabulary predictions for My Ántonia. Completed your turn question and story elements grid for My Ántonia​. Began end of year art project.

Homework for 5/6/19- 5/10/19 (due Friday, 5/10/19)

Any late work for third trimester is due on Friday, 5/10/19.

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due this Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for My Ántonia. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Study for the test on Chapter 9: The Americas. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 9: The Americas completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.

2. Turn in your permission slip and money for the 7th grade field trip to Big Al’s on Tuesday, 5/21/19.

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

In Class:

Read My Ántonia, completed discussion questions, and began vocabulary predictions. Went over this week's homework. Completed Chapter 9: The Americas study guide.

Homework for 5/6/19- 5/10/19 (due Friday, 5/10/19)

Any late work for third trimester is due on Friday, 5/10/19.

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due this Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for My Ántonia. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Study for the test on Chapter 9: The Americas. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 9: The Americas completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.

2. Turn in your permission slip and money for the 7th grade field trip to Big Al’s on Tuesday, 5/21/19.



Friday, May 3, 2019

In Class:
Read and took notes for Chapter 9, Section 3: The Fall of the Aztec and Inca Empires.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

In Class:

Class library visit (last one of the school year). Finished building background for My Antonia. Quiz for Chapter 9, Section 2: Life in the Americas using notes and optional partner.

Homework for 4/29/19- 5/3/19 (due Friday, 5/3/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In Class:

Finished presentations for the California Invasive Plant Slide (assignment description on Google classroom). Began building background for My Antonia. Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 9, Section 2: Life in the Americas.   

Homework for 4/29/19- 5/3/19 (due Friday, 5/3/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

In Class:

Completed California Invasive Plant Slide (assignment description on Google classroom) and began presentations. Finished presenting Chapter 9, Section 1: Group Skits (assignment description in Google classroom). Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 9, Section 2: Life in the Americas.  

Homework for 4/29/19- 5/3/19 (due Friday, 5/3/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

In Class:

Completed comprehension questions for "California Invasive Plant Inventory." Went over this week's homework. Continued/finished presenting Chapter 9, Section 1: Group Skits (assignment description in Google classroom). Completed Chapter 9, Section 1: The First Americans quiz using notes and optional partner. 

Homework for 4/29/19- 5/3/19 (due Friday, 5/3/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.



Friday, April 26, 2019

In Class:

Finished vocabulary predictions for "California Invasive Plant Inventory."​ Completed Your Turn questions for "California Invasive Plant Inventory" on main/central idea, technical language, and informational text structure. Finished working on Chapter 9, Section 1: Group Skits (assignment description in Google classroom) and began presenting skits.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

In Class:

Completed discussion questions and started vocabulary predictions for "California Invasive Plant Inventory." Began working on Chapter 9, Section 1: Group Skits (assignment description in Google classroom).

Homework for 4/22/19- 4/26/19 (due Friday, 4/26/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In Class:

Read "California Invasive Plant Inventory." Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 9, Section 1: The First Americans.

Homework for 4/22/19- 4/26/19 (due Friday, 4/26/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

In Class:

Identified connecting and related words for California, invasive, plant, and inventory. Read the introduction of "California Invasive Plant Inventory." Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 9, Section 1: The First Americans. 

Homework for 4/22/19- 4/26/19 (due Friday, 4/26/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

In Class:

Both classes: Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Went over this week's homework. Homeroom: CAASPP practice. Read Queen of the Falls. Switch Class: Watched an informational video clip about the CAASPP Universal Tools and tested out the tools in the CAASPP practice site. Read ​Hidden Figures​.  

Homework for 4/22/19- 4/26/19 (due Friday, 4/26/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Bring headphones or ear buds every day in preparation for the Language Arts listening portion of the testing.

3. Go to bed at a reasonable time and ensure a good night’s rest each night before testing.

Social Studies:

1. Eat a good breakfast each morning in preparation for testing.

2. Bring a snack each day to eat during the testing break.


Friday, April 19, 2019

In Class:
Chapter 8 test on The Reformation. Finished reading Crenshaw.​ Testing spirit rally.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

In Class:

Students completed the "Thank You, M'am" story elements grid in their Language Arts notebooks. Watched an informational video clip about the computer adaptive test for CAASPP. Continued watching ​Luther​. Homeroom: watched an informational video clip about the CAASPP Universal Tools.

Homework for 4/15/19- 4/19/19 (due Friday, 4/19/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish editing your Extended Writing Project. It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback or constructive criticism. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Use the rubric provided in your Argumentative Essay Rubric and Final Draft assignment in Google classroom to make sure you are on track for the highest grade possible. This assignment will be a test grade, so attention to detail is very important! Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment.

3. Complete think question #1, 2, or 3 for “Thank You, M’am.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. Also, be careful to answer all of the questions included in the think question you choose. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 8: The Reformation. To hone the focus of your studying, use your Chapter 8: The Reformation Study Guide completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In Class:

Completed the Your Turn question and the comprehension questions for "Thank You, M'am." Kahoot and Quizlet Live test review on Chapter 8: The Reformation.

Homework for 4/15/19- 4/19/19 (due Friday, 4/19/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish editing your Extended Writing Project. It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback or constructive criticism. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Use the rubric provided in your Argumentative Essay Rubric and Final Draft assignment in Google classroom to make sure you are on track for the highest grade possible. This assignment will be a test grade, so attention to detail is very important! Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment.

3. Complete think question #1, 2, or 3 for “Thank You, M’am.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. Also, be careful to answer all of the questions included in the think question you choose. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 8: The Reformation. To hone the focus of your studying, use your Chapter 8: The Reformation Study Guide completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In Class:

Completed vocabulary predictions for "Thank You, M'am." Compared and contrasted "Thank You, M'am" with a recent news article. Watched the first half of Luther.

Homework for 4/15/19- 4/19/19 (due Friday, 4/19/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish editing your Extended Writing Project. It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback or constructive criticism. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Use the rubric provided in your Argumentative Essay Rubric and Final Draft assignment in Google classroom to make sure you are on track for the highest grade possible. This assignment will be a test grade, so attention to detail is very important! Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment.

3. Complete think question #1, 2, or 3 for “Thank You, M’am.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. Also, be careful to answer all of the questions included in the think question you choose. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 8: The Reformation. To hone the focus of your studying, use your Chapter 8: The Reformation Study Guide completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Read "Thank You, M'am" and participated in discussion questions. Went over this week's homework. Completed the study guide for Chapter 8: The Reformation in Google classroom. 

Homework for 4/15/19- 4/19/19 (due Friday, 4/19/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish editing your Extended Writing Project. It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback or constructive criticism. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Use the rubric provided in your Argumentative Essay Rubric and Final Draft assignment in Google classroom to make sure you are on track for the highest grade possible. This assignment will be a test grade, so attention to detail is very important! Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment.

3. Complete think question #1, 2, or 3 for “Thank You, M’am.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. Also, be careful to answer all of the questions included in the think question you choose. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 8: The Reformation. To hone the focus of your studying, use your Chapter 8: The Reformation Study Guide completed in class on Monday in Google classroom.



Friday, April 12, 2019

In Class:
Students peer edited their Argumentative Essays using the rubric in the Argumentative Essay Rubric and Final Draft (assignment on Google classroom). Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 8, Section 3: The Counter-Reformation.

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Class library visit. Students pasted their five paragraphs together for the Argumentative Essay Prewrite (assignment on Google classroom). Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 8, Section 3: The Counter-Reformation. Continued reading Crenshaw.  

Homework for 4/8/19- 4/12/19 (due Friday, 4/12/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Stay caught up on whatever portions of the Unit 4 Extended Writing Project were completed in class. Peer editing will be done in class on Friday.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me what you would reform about our school’s rules. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence including our school’s name. What rules would you reform? Why? How would you improve them? End your paragraph with a conclusion sentence about the importance of rules, even those needing revision. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Students finished their introduction and conclusion paragraphs for the Argumentative Essay Prewrite (assignment on Google classroom). Chapter 8, Section 2: The Reformation Spreads quiz using notes.

Homework for 4/8/19- 4/12/19 (due Friday, 4/12/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Stay caught up on whatever portions of the Unit 4 Extended Writing Project were completed in class. Peer editing will be done in class on Friday.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me what you would reform about our school’s rules. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence including our school’s name. What rules would you reform? Why? How would you improve them? End your paragraph with a conclusion sentence about the importance of rules, even those needing revision. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In Class:

Students finished their counterclaim body paragraph for the Argumentative Essay Prewrite (assignment on Google classroom). Presentations for The Reformation of... Slideshow in groups (assignment description on Google classroom). Continued reading Crenshaw.

Homework for 4/8/19- 4/12/19 (due Friday, 4/12/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Stay caught up on whatever portions of the Unit 4 Extended Writing Project were completed in class. Peer editing will be done in class on Friday.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me what you would reform about our school’s rules. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence including our school’s name. What rules would you reform? Why? How would you improve them? End your paragraph with a conclusion sentence about the importance of rules, even those needing revision. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.


Monday, April 8, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Students finished their first and second body paragraphs for the Argumentative Essay Prewrite (assignment on Google classroom). Went over this week's homework. Finished working on The Reformation of... Slideshow with a group (assignment description on Google classroom), to be presented tomorrow.   

Homework for 4/8/19- 4/12/19 (due Friday, 4/12/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Stay caught up on whatever portions of the Unit 4 Extended Writing Project were completed in class. Peer editing will be done in class on Friday.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me what you would reform about our school’s rules. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence including our school’s name. What rules would you reform? Why? How would you improve or change them? End your paragraph with a conclusion sentence about the importance of rules, even those needing revision. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.



Friday, April 5, 2019

In Class:
Students chose their stance, wrote their thesis, and began their first body paragraph for the Argumentative Essay Prewrite (assignment on Google classroom). Began working on The Reformation of... Slideshow with a group (assignment description on Google classroom).

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

In Class:

High Honor Roll field trip. Instruction on completing the AR Goal Reflection Paragraph for this week's Language Arts homework. Instruction on completing the Spring Break Reflection Paragraph for this week's Social Studies homework. Read Frida and gave students an opportunity to take the AR test. Read The Saltwater Crocodile and gave students an opportunity to take the AR test. Played Spring Scattergories.

Homework for 4/1/19- 4/5/19 (due Friday, 4/5/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). Halfway goals will be posted on Aeries this Friday, 4/5/19. AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, reflect upon your progress toward your third trimester AR goal. Start with a topic sentence that includes the amount of points you need to earn for your AR goal. What have you read that you enjoyed or didn’t enjoy? What are you currently reading? Do you find it interesting? Why or why not? Are you on track to make your goal? Why or why not? Is your goal easy or difficult for you to achieve? Why? End with a topic sentence that sums up your feelings about your AR goal. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me about your Spring break. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence. Possible questions you could answer are: Who did you spend time with? What activities or foods did you enjoy? What places did you visit? Was there anything you didn’t get to do that you wish you had? Were you ready to come back to school? Why or why not? What was your favorite moment of your break? Include descriptive details and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In Class:

Identified one piece of appropriate evidence for each of the negative sources in the Argumentative Essay Prewrite (assignment on Google classroom). Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 8, Section 2: The Reformation Spreads. Continued reading Crenshaw.

Homework for 4/1/19- 4/5/19 (due Friday, 4/5/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). Halfway goals will be posted on Aeries this Friday, 4/5/19. AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, reflect upon your progress toward your third trimester AR goal. Start with a topic sentence that includes the amount of points you need to earn for your AR goal. What have you read that you enjoyed or didn’t enjoy? What are you currently reading? Do you find it interesting? Why or why not? Are you on track to make your goal? Why or why not? Is your goal easy or difficult for you to achieve? Why? End with a topic sentence that sums up your feelings about your AR goal. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me about your Spring break. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence. Possible questions you could answer are: Who did you spend time with? What activities or foods did you enjoy? What places did you visit? Was there anything you didn’t get to do that you wish you had? Were you ready to come back to school? Why or why not? What was your favorite moment of your break? Include descriptive details and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Identified one piece of appropriate evidence for each of the positive sources in the Argumentative Essay Prewrite (assignment on Google classroom). Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 8, Section 2: The Reformation Spreads. 

Homework for 4/1/19- 4/5/19 (due Friday, 4/5/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). Halfway goals will be posted on Aeries this Friday, 4/5/19. AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, reflect upon your progress toward your third trimester AR goal. Start with a topic sentence that includes the amount of points you need to earn for your AR goal. What have you read that you enjoyed or didn’t enjoy? What are you currently reading? Do you find it interesting? Why or why not? Are you on track to make your goal? Why or why not? Is your goal easy or difficult for you to achieve? Why? End with a topic sentence that sums up your feelings about your AR goal. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me about your Spring break. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence. Possible questions you could answer are: Who did you spend time with? What activities or foods did you enjoy? What places did you visit? Was there anything you didn’t get to do that you wish you had? Were you ready to come back to school? Why or why not? What was your favorite moment of your break? Include descriptive details and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.


Monday, April 1, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Completed Blast: Ghosts of Posts Past. Went over this week's homework. Took Chapter 8, Section 1: The Reformation Begins quiz using notes. 

Homework for 4/1/19- 4/5/19 (due Friday, 4/5/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). Halfway goals will be posted on Aeries this Friday, 4/5/19. AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, reflect upon your progress toward your third trimester AR goal. Start with a topic sentence that includes the amount of points you need to earn for your AR goal. What have you read that you enjoyed or didn’t enjoy? What are you currently reading? Do you find it interesting? Why or why not? Are you on track to make your goal? Why or why not? Is your goal easy or difficult for you to achieve? Why? End with a topic sentence that sums up your feelings about your AR goal. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

In a paragraph of at least seven sentences tell me about your Spring break. Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence. Possible questions you could answer are: Who did you spend time with? What activities or foods did you enjoy? What places did you visit? Was there anything you didn’t get to do that you wish you had? Were you ready to come back to school? Why or why not? What was your favorite moment of your break? Include descriptive details and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.



Friday, March 22, 2019

In Class:

Finished analyzing the claims of each argument in "The Dangers of Social Media." Finished working on The Reformation Game Question with a partner (assignment description on Google Classroom). Created a Google slide for Open House.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In Class:

Class library visit. Continued analyzing the claims of each argument in "The Dangers of Social Media." Began working on The Reformation Game Question with a partner (assignment description on Google classroom).  

Homework for 3/18/19- 3/22/19 (due Friday, 3/22/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #2 for “The Dangers of Social Media.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Finish the What I’ve Learned So Far This Year assignment started in class on Monday, 3/18/19 (assignment template on Google classroom, to be completed on blank white paper).

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In Class:

Took notes on Arguments and Claims. Began analyzing the claims of each argument in "The Dangers of Social Media." Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 8, Section 1: The Reformation Begins. Continued reading ​Crenshaw​.

Homework for 3/18/19- 3/22/19 (due Friday, 3/22/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #2 for “The Dangers of Social Media.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Finish the What I’ve Learned So Far This Year assignment started in class on Monday, 3/18/19 (assignment template on Google classroom, to be completed on blank white paper).


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In Class:

Finished discussion questions for "The Dangers of Social Media." Completed vocabulary predictions and your turn questions for "The Dangers of Social Media." Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 8, Section 1: The Reformation Begins.

Homework for 3/18/19- 3/22/19 (due Friday, 3/22/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #2 for “The Dangers of Social Media.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Finish the What I’ve Learned So Far This Year assignment started in class on Monday, 3/18/19 (assignment template on Google classroom, to be completed on blank white paper).


Monday, March 18, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Read "The Dangers of Social Media" and began completing the discussion questions. Went over this week's homework.  Began working on the What I’ve Learned So Far This Year assignment (template on Google classroom, to be completed on blank white paper). Continued reading Crenshaw.

Homework for 3/18/19- 3/22/19 (due Friday, 3/22/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #2 for “The Dangers of Social Media.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Finish the What I’ve Learned So Far This Year assignment started in class on Monday, 3/18/19 (assignment template on Google classroom, to be completed on blank white paper).



Friday, March 15, 2019

In Class:
Completed the Your Turn question on theme for "Amigo Brothers." Partner think question response for "Amigo Brothers." Kahoot review in teams for Chapter 7: The Renaissance test. Continued reading Crenshaw. Test on Chapter 7: The Renaissance.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

In Class:
Finished working on comprehension question for "Amigo Brothers." Kahoot and Quizlet Live review for tomorrow's test on Chapter 7: The Renaissance.  

Homework for 3/11/19- 3/15/19 (due Friday, 3/15/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for “Amigo Brothers.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 7: The Renaissance. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 7: The Renaissance completed in class on Monday and Tuesday in Google classroom.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In Class:

Created a sketch of the main characters from "Amigo Brothers" based on textual evidence. Began working on comprehension question for "Amigo Brothers" (through #3). Analyzed the art of Leonardo da Vinci.  

Homework for 3/11/19- 3/15/19 (due Friday, 3/15/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for “Amigo Brothers.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 7: The Renaissance. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 7: The Renaissance completed in class on Monday and Tuesday in Google classroom.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

In Class:

Completed discussion questions and vocabulary predictions for "Amigo Brothers." Finished working on the study guide for Chapter 7: The Renaissance (in Google classroom).  

Homework for 3/11/19- 3/15/19 (due Friday, 3/15/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for “Amigo Brothers.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 7: The Renaissance. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 7: The Renaissance completed in class on Monday and Tuesday in Google classroom.


Monday, March 11, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Read "Amigo Brothers." Went over this week's homework. Began working on the study guide for Chapter 7: The Renaissance (in Google classroom). Continued reading Crenshaw

Homework for 3/11/19- 3/15/19 (due Friday, 3/15/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #1 or #3 for “Amigo Brothers.” Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the test on Chapter 7: The Renaissance. To hone the focus of your studying, use your study guide for Chapter 7: The Renaissance completed in class on Monday and Tuesday in Google classroom.



Friday, March 8, 2019

In Class:

Finished comprehension questions for ​The Miracle Worker​. Completed a story elements grid for ​The Miracle Worker​. Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 7, Section 3: Renaissance Art.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

In Class:

Class library visit. Completed comprehension question #1 for The Miracle Worker. Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 7, Section 3: Renaissance Art. Continued reading Crenshaw.

Homework for 3/4/19- 3/8/19 (due Friday, 3/8/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish writing, revising, and editing “The Teacher Who Changed My Life” Writing Response started in class on Thursday, 2/28/19 and Friday, 3/1/19 (assignment on Google classroom). It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback and constructive criticism at home. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment because it will be entered as a quiz grade.

Social Studies:

Finish the Map of Italy started in class on Monday (assignment description on Google classroom).

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

In Class:

Partner think question response for The Miracle Worker. Completed your turn questions for The Miracle Worker on theme and dramatic elements. Chapter 7, Section 2: New Ideas and Literature quiz using notes.

Homework for 3/4/19- 3/8/19 (due Friday, 3/8/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish writing, revising, and editing “The Teacher Who Changed My Life” Writing Response started in class on Thursday, 2/28/19 and Friday, 3/1/19 (assignment on Google classroom). It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback and constructive criticism at home. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment because it will be entered as a quiz grade.

Social Studies:

Finish the Map of Italy started in class on Monday (assignment description on Google classroom).


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

In Class:

Completed discussion questions and vocabulary predictions for The Miracle Worker. Tyler Durham's Bite-Sized Wisdom assembly. 

Homework for 3/4/19- 3/8/19 (due Friday, 3/8/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish writing, revising, and editing “The Teacher Who Changed My Life” Writing Response started in class on Thursday, 2/28/19 and Friday, 3/1/19 (assignment on Google classroom). It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback and constructive criticism at home. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment because it will be entered as a quiz grade.

Social Studies:

Finish the Map of Italy started in class on Monday (assignment description on Google classroom).


Monday, March 4, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Last portion of modeling for "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" Writing Response (assignment on Google Classroom). Read The Miracle Worker​. Went over this week's homework. Began working on the Map of Italy (assignment description on Google classroom). Continued reading ​Crenshaw​.

Homework for 3/4/19- 3/8/19 (due Friday, 3/8/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Finish writing, revising, and editing “The Teacher Who Changed My Life” Writing Response started in class on Thursday, 2/28/19 and Friday, 3/1/19 (assignment on Google classroom). It is highly recommended to have at least two people read your essay and provide you with feedback and constructive criticism at home. Good candidates for readers are parents, guardians, older relatives, or older siblings. Late shark passes will not be accepted for this assignment because it will be entered as a quiz grade.

Social Studies:

Finish the Map of Italy started in class on Monday (assignment description on Google classroom).



Friday, March 1, 2019

In Class:

Continued writing "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" Writing Response (assignment on Google Classroom). Finished watching the movie A Dog's Purpose.

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Began brainstorming and writing "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" Writing Response (assignment description on Google classroom). Began watching the movie A Dog's Purpose

Homework for 2/25/19- 3/1/19 (due Friday, 3/1/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #2 or #3 for The Outsiders. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Finish working on the Stained Glass Window Art started in class last week (assignment description on Google classroom).

2. Finish your log for A Dog’s Purpose in your Language Arts or Social Studies notebook. Your log should have 30 entries of plot events from the story.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In Class:

Completed the Your Turn question and comprehension questions for "The Teacher Who Changed My Life." Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 7, Section 2: New Ideas and Literature. Began reading Crenshaw.

Homework for 2/25/19- 3/1/19 (due Friday, 3/1/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #2 or #3 for The Outsiders. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Finish working on the Stained Glass Window Art started in class last week (assignment description on Google classroom).

2. Finish your log for A Dog’s Purpose in your Language Arts or Social Studies notebook. Your log should have 30 entries of plot events from the story.

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In Class:

Finished "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" discussion questions and completed vocabulary predictions. Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 7, Section 2: New Ideas and Literature. Finished A Dog's Purpose​. 

Homework for 2/25/19- 3/1/19 (due Friday, 3/1/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #2 or #3 for The Outsiders. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Finish working on the Stained Glass Window Art started in class last week (assignment description on Google classroom).

2. Finish your log for A Dog’s Purpose in your Language Arts or Social Studies notebook. Your log should have 30 entries of plot events from the story.


Monday, February 25, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Read "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" and began discussion questions. Went over this week's homework. Chapter 7, Section 1: The Renaissance Begins quiz using notes. Continued reading A Dog's Purpose​. 

Homework for 2/25/19- 3/1/19 (due Friday, 3/1/19)

Language Arts:

1. Continue reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Complete think question #2 or #3 for The Outsiders. Be sure to follow the think question answer steps: Restate, Transition to Evidence, Quoted Evidence, and 2 sentences of Elaboration/Explanation. This assignment may be completed on loose lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

1. Finish working on the Stained Glass Window Art started in class last week (assignment description on Google classroom).

2. Finish your log for A Dog’s Purpose in your Language Arts or Social Studies notebook. Your log should have 30 entries of plot events from the story.



Friday, February 22, 2019

In Class:

Completed listening exercises for The Outsiders. Completed Focus questions for The Outsiders. Participated in a poster share with a partner.

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In Class:

Class library visit. Completed vocabulary predictions for The Outsiders. Finished reading and taking notes for Chapter 7, Section 1: The Renaissance Begins. Continued reading A Dog's Purpose​. 

Homework for 2/19/19- 2/22/19 (due Friday, 2/22/19)

Language Arts:

1. Begin reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Preview and skim through your Unit 4 Language Arts workbook (passed out in class on Tuesday). In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, tell me which text(s) look most interesting and least interesting to you. Why? Be sure to start with a topic sentence and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Begin working on the Stained Glass Window Art started in class on Tuesday (assignment description on Google classroom). This assignment is not due until Friday, 3/1/19.

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries for their final second trimester grades. Read The Outsiders and participated in discussion questions. Began reading and taking notes for Chapter 7, Section 1: The Renaissance Begins. Continued reading A Dog's Purpose​.

Homework for 2/19/19- 2/22/19 (due Friday, 2/22/19)

Language Arts:

1. Begin reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Preview and skim through your Unit 4 Language Arts workbook (passed out in class on Tuesday). In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, tell me which text(s) look most interesting and least interesting to you. Why? Be sure to start with a topic sentence and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Begin working on the Stained Glass Window Art started in class on Tuesday (assignment description on Google classroom). This assignment is not due until Friday, 3/1/19.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries for their second trimester grades. Changed seats. Went over third trimester AR goals. Brainstormed answers to the Unit 4 essential question: What are the challenges of human interactions? Completed the "Getting Along" Blast. Went over this week's homework. Began working on the Stained Glass Window Art (assignment description on Google classroom).

Homework for 2/19/19- 2/22/19 (due Friday, 2/22/19)

Language Arts:

1. Begin reading toward your AR goal for third trimester (due Friday, 5/10/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Preview and skim through your Unit 4 Language Arts workbook (passed out in class on Tuesday). In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, tell me which text(s) look most interesting and least interesting to you. Why? Be sure to start with a topic sentence and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Begin working on the Stained Glass Window Art started in class on Tuesday (assignment description on Google classroom). This assignment is not due until Friday, 3/1/19.



Thursday, February 14, 2019

In Class:

Students took the STAR test to set the AR goal for third trimester. Chapter 6: Medieval Europe test. 

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In Class:

Finished working on the Unit 2 Assessment as a class. Students completed one short response independently. Kahoot and Quiz-Quiz-Trade review for Chapter 6: Medieval Europe test tomorrow. Continued reading A Dog's Purpose​.

Homework for 2/11/19- 2/14/19 (due Thursday, 2/14/19)

Any late work for second trimester is due on Thursday, 2/14/19.

Language Arts:

1. Finish reading toward your AR goal for second trimester (due this Thursday, 2/14/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Skim through your Unit 2 Language Arts workbook and reflect on the texts we have read this trimester. In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, tell me which text(s) were most interesting and least interesting to you. Why? Be sure to start your paragraph with a topic sentence and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the Chapter 6: Medieval Europe test on Thursday. To hone the focus of your studying, use the Chapter 6: Medieval Europe Study Guide completed in class on Monday and Tuesday in Google classroom. Students may handwrite anything they would like to use as notes during the test on half of one side of a 3”x 5” index card.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In Class:

Continued working on the Unit 2 Assessment as a class. Finished working on the Chapter 6: Medieval Europe Study Guide for Thursday's test. Went over the second trimester reward ticket (reward ticket options on Google classroom). Continued reading A Dog's Purpose.

Homework for 2/11/19- 2/14/19 (due Thursday, 2/14/19)

Any late work for second trimester is due on Thursday, 2/14/19.

Language Arts:

1. Finish reading toward your AR goal for second trimester (due this Thursday, 2/14/19). AR goals are posted on Renaissance Place and students should read books in their reading range. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a book, please ask! Picture books for older readers and graphic novels are always okay to read as well (usually worth a half point but are written at higher reading levels).

2. Skim through your Unit 2 Language Arts workbook and reflect on the texts we have read this trimester. In a paragraph of at least seven sentences, tell me which text(s) were most interesting and least interesting to you. Why? Be sure to start your paragraph with a topic sentence and end with a conclusion sentence. This assignment may be completed on lined paper and turned into the basket or completed electronically in a Google document and uploaded to the appropriate assignment on Google classroom.

Social Studies:

Study for the Chapter 6: Medieval Europe test on Thursday. To hone the focus of your studying, use the Chapter 6: Medieval Europe Study Guide completed in class on Monday and Tuesday in Google classroom. Students may handwrite anything they would like to use as notes during the test on half of one side of a 3”x 5” index card.

 

Monday, February 11, 2019

In Class:

Students were given an opportunity to check Aeries. Read the third C