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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know ahead of time that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
*  Review narrative leads
*  Return to narrative rough draft and add or revise lead
*  Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:
Home reading log due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Map quiz
* Begin Cultural Geography unit
– Pre-assessment
– Read article “How Does Earth’s Surface Affect Culture?” and highlight vocabulary words.
Homework:  North America test next Thursday!  STUDY!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Posted by admin on September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized |

My office hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00.  You can get help on an assignment, ask questions about class content, and/or retake and revise tests during this time.  It is always helpful to let me know that you are coming.  

LANGUAGE ARTS
* Practice writing two narrative leads in spiral.
*  Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:
Two narrative leads due tomorrow (in spiral)
Home reading log due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Practice map quiz
* Using the four-quadrant graphic organizer in your spiral, continue working on culture essay in Google Classroom.
Homework:  Map quiz tomorrow.  Study!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

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LANGUAGE ARTS
* Continue drafting a narrative (real or imagined story) where the character faces and overcomes a challenge.
Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:  Home reading log due tomorrow

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Debrief culture activity
* Using a four-quadrant graphic organizer, brainstorm ideas for culture essay.
Homework:  Study for the map quiz on Thursday.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

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LANGUAGE ARTS
* HW Check:  Plot Chart Prewriting
* Draft a narrative (real or imagined story) where the character faces and overcomes a challenge.
* Introduce Doodle Journals
* Continue reading Every Soul A Star aloud 
Homework:  Home reading log is due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* West Indies Map :  Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles
*  Finish reading and analyzing minimum wage article
*  Tie up loose ends:  print/glue Nacirema responses into journal, access grades online and check out online geography games to help you study.
Homework:  Study for the map quiz on Thursday

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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LANGUAGE ARTS
*  Students received their own copy of our school-wide read, Every Soul A Star,  yesterday in class.  Today, each student read a quote from the novel, made a prediction about the book, and followed along as I read the first three chapters. Please bring this book to class every day for the next two weeks.
*  After learning about plot structure the last two weeks, students used a plot chart to begin brainstorming a narrative (real or imagined story) about a character facing and overcoming a challenge.  The plot chart brainstorm is due tomorrow.
Homework:  Plot chart brainstorm is due tomorrow.  
                    Home reading log is due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Map quiz
* Experience a culture as an insider and an outsider during our culture activity.
Homework:  Remind parents that Curriculum Night is tonight at 6:30

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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LANGUAGE ARTS 
*  HW Check:  2 completed plot charts (“Tarred Feathers” and “Air Pocket”)
*  Plot structure quiz
Homework:  HRL due Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES
* Practice map quiz
* Receive your PIN number and learn how to access your grades online
* Read nonfiction article about minimum wage
Homework:  Map quiz tomorrow.  Study!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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LANGUAGE ARTS HOMEWORK
Home Reading Log due Tuesday

LANGUAGE ARTS AGENDA
*  HW Check:  2 completed plot charts (“Tarred Feathers” and “Air Pocket”)
*  Plot structure quiz
*  Begin reading our school wide read, Every Soul a Star

SOCIAL STUDIES HOMEWORK
Map quiz tomorrow  Study!

SOCIAL STUDIES AGENDA
* Culture activity:  Learn Beta culture rules

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Monday, September 11, 2017

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LANGUAGE ARTS HOMEWORK
1.  Home Reading Log due DUE TOMORROW
2.  Study plot structure definitions.  Quiz Wednesday
    
LANGUAGE ARTS AGENDA
*  Study flashcards
*  Read and plot “Tarred Feathers”
*  Try out Plickers
*  HW Check:  8 flashcards

SOCIAL STUDIES HOMEWORK
Map quiz on Thursday.  Study!

SOCIAL STUDIES AGENDA
*  Color and review map of Mexico and Central America
*  Finish writing about Nacirema culture

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Friday, September 8, 2017

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LANGUAGE ARTS HOMEWORK
1.  Plot structure flash cards due Monday.
2.  Home Reading Log due next Tuesday
3.  Study plot structure definitions.  Quiz Wednesday
    
LANGUAGE ARTS AGENDA
*  Library check out
*  Plot Structure
– Flash card work time
– Read “Henry’s Freedom Box” and complete plot chart

SOCIAL STUDIES HOMEWORK
Map quiz on Thursday.  Study!

SOCIAL STUDIES AGENDA
*  Pass back North America Map Quiz 1
*  Learn about an unfamiliar culture
*  Write about an unfamiliar culture (Google Docs)

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Posted by admin on September 7, 2017 in Uncategorized |

LANGUAGE ARTS HOMEWORK
*  Home Reading Log due next Tuesday
*  Study plot structure definitions.  Quiz next Wednesday.
    
LANGUAGE ARTS AGENDA
*  Present Life Lessons
*  Plot Structure
– Review learning target:  I can define and identify the elements of plot structure
– Create flash cards (term on one side, definition and visual on backside)

SOCIAL STUDIES HOMEWORK
No homework

SOCIAL STUDIES AGENDA
* North America Map Quiz 1
* “Lost Boys” video clip
*  Discussion and notes about “Culture”
*  Begin a class reading about an unfamiliar culture

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