042517 and 042617-Tuesday&Wednesday–Day 156&157

It’s week 33, and we are on block scheduling.  The schedule is the same as last week.  We have a great deal to do, so I will need your best work today.

Today we will

  1. Complete our daily starters
  2. Complete week 32 Vocabulary test
  3. Complete Week 33 Vocabulary and Frayer Models
  4. Go over Poetry — Limericks.
  5. We may also get to Haiku.
  6. We might even get to the Sonnet

What our poetry unit will require of us:

We will learn the vocabulary necessary to write and analyze poetry.

We will learn several poetic forms.

We will learn poetic meter

We will learn rhyme scheme

We will learn how to write our own poems

We will learn the literary devices commonly used in writing poems.

We will then learn how to discuss poetry in an essay.  This will require that we analyze poetry in terms of theme.  We will also have to explain how literary devices are used to reinforce those themes.  

Our last task will be a poetry book where you will place your own best poems.  This project should be beautiful.  It is your opportunity to show off.

 

Morning Announcements

If you finish early, you should work on missing assignments.  The year is almost over, and this is your last chance to bring your grades up!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

042417–Monday–Day 155


Welcome to week 33.  The year is going by so fast.  Pretty soon it will be summer and then you will each be 8th graders.  Are you going to be ready?  Will you know everything you need to know?  Stay with me, because we are going to do our final burst toward the end of the year.  Anything that you missed, you should pick up now.

Today we will

  1. Complete our daily starters
  2. Complete week 32 Vocabulary test
  3. Complete Week 33 Vocabulary and Frayer Models
  4. Go over Poetry — Limericks.

Morning Announcements

If you finish early, you should work on missing assignments.  The year is almost over, and this is your last chance to bring your grades up!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

042017 & 042117 –Thursday&Friday–Day 153 & Day 154

Well, it’s day 8th day of  THE TEST.  Today you will spend most of our day doing your best on the performance portion of the test.  Remember, every one of your classmates has a legal right to do their best.  That means you have no right to disturb them.  Throughout testing, we must be on our best classroom behavior to make sure everyone has a fair chance to do well.  This will be a double block, so make sure you are mentally prepared for that.

Control / Alt / Z will turn voice over off.

There will be no Dr. Who this week due to testing.

You must turn all of your technology off and it must be put away for testing.  This is the law.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our Daily Starters in Google Classroom.
  2. SBAC Test

If you finish early, you should complete missing assignments (this is our last grading period, and the grade you end with will be your official grade…the one that will be used to assign your classes next year, and the grade that high school will look at when it’s time to assign classes there.  

  1. Week 31 Vocab Test
  2. New Vocabulary Frayer Models (think about how hard it is to make these up when you fall behind.  Don’t fall behind).
  3. If you’d like, you can get a head start on our next unit.  You will need headphones.  Take a look at our Limerick Slideshow.  You can use this to complete the Limerick Cornell Notes in Google Classroom.
    1. When you’ve finished this assignment, you should understand syllables, meter, rhyme scheme, end rhyme, beat/rhythm, anapests, and iambs.  You should also know how to write your own Limerick.

Before beginning the test report any damage that you see on your Chromebook.  I will log this so that you are not held responsible.  When the test is over, re-check for damage.

Some people will begin finishing today.  If you finish, make sure you get any missing assignments turned in.

Assignments that many of you are still missing:

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

Morning Announcements

041817 and 041917 –Tuesday and Wednesday–Day 151 and 152

Well, it’s day 6th day of  THE TEST.  Today you will spend most of our day doing your best on the performance portion of the test.  Do your best and you should do well.  Remember, every one of your classmates has a legal right to do their best.  That means you have no right to disturb them.  Throughout testing, we must be on our best classroom behavior to make sure everyone has a fair chance to do well.  This will be a double block, so make sure you are mentally prepared for that.

You must turn all of your technology off and it must be put away for testing.  This is the law.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our Daily Starters in Google Classroom.
  2. SBAC Test
  3. Week 31 Vocab Test
  4. New Vocabulary Frayer Models
  5. If you are finished with your test, Quietly complete missing work (including next week’s reading logs and/or Frayer Models).

Before beginning the test report any damage that you see on your Chromebook.  I will log this so that you are not held responsible.  When the test is over, re-check for damage.

Block Schedule:

 

Block APeriods

1, 3, 5

1st Lunch 2nd Lunch
Period 1 8:50 – 10:42 8:50 – 10:42
Period 3 Class 10:52 – 11:54 Class 10:52 – 12:44
Lunch 11:54 – 12:24 Lunch 12:44 – 1:19
Class 12:29 – 1:19
Period 5 1:29 – 3:21 1:29 – 3:21

 

Wednesday & Fridays (4/19, 4/21, 4/26, 4/28)

 

Block BPeriods 2, 4, 6 1st Lunch 2nd Lunch
Period 2 8:50 – 10:42 8:50 – 10:42
Period 4 Class 10:52 – 11:54 Class 10:52 – 12:44
Lunch 11:54 – 12:24 Lunch 12:44 – 1:19
Class 12:29 – 1:19
Period 6 1:29 – 3:21 1:29 – 3:21

To start the test, do not log in to your Chromebook.  Instead, choose Apps at the bottom left of your screen.

Go to AirSecure Test

Enter your first name

Enter your SSID number ( when you are done, I will collect these from you).

Enter our session ID  (I will provide this when we are ready)

I will then begin approving you for testing.

Some people will begin finishing today.  If you finish, make sure you get any missing assignments turned in.

Assignments to work on;

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

Morning Announcements

041717 – Monday – Day 150


Well, it’s day 5th day of  THE TEST.  Today you will spend most of our day doing your best on the performance portion of the test.  Do your best and you should do well.  Remember, every one of your classmates has a legal right to do their best.  That means you have no right to disturb them.  Throughout testing, we must be on our best classroom behavior to make sure everyone has a fair chance to do well.

You must turn all of your technology off and it must be put away for testing.  This is the law.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our Daily Starters in Google Classroom.
  2. SBAC Test
  3. Week 31 Vocab Test
  4. New Vocabulary Frayer Models
  5. If you are finished with your test, Quietly complete missing work (including next week’s reading logs and/or Frayer Models).

Before beginning the test report any damage that you see on your Chromebook.  I will log this so that you are not held responsible.  When the test is over, re-check for damage.

Block Schedule:

 

Block A

Periods

1, 3, 5

1st Lunch 2nd Lunch
Period 1 8:50 – 10:42 8:50 – 10:42
Period 3 Class 10:52 – 11:54 Class 10:52 – 12:44
Lunch 11:54 – 12:24 Lunch 12:44 – 1:19
Class 12:29 – 1:19
Period 5 1:29 – 3:21 1:29 – 3:21

 

Wednesday & Fridays (4/19, 4/21, 4/26, 4/28)

 

Block B Periods 2, 4, 6 1st Lunch 2nd Lunch
Period 2 8:50 – 10:42 8:50 – 10:42
Period 4 Class 10:52 – 11:54 Class 10:52 – 12:44
Lunch 11:54 – 12:24 Lunch 12:44 – 1:19
Class 12:29 – 1:19
Period 6 1:29 – 3:21 1:29 – 3:21

To start the test, do not log in to your Chromebook.  Instead, choose Apps at the bottom left of your screen.

Go to AirSecure Test

Enter your first name

Enter your SSID number ( when you are done, I will collect these from you).

Enter our session ID  (I will provide this when we are ready)

I will then begin approving you for testing.

Some people will begin finishing today.  If you finish, make sure you get any missing assignments turned in.

Assignments to work on;

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

Morning Announcements

041417 – Friday – Day 149

There will be no Dr. Who today because I have a meeting after school.  But, I will hold a Dr. Who on Monday.  If you want to come, make sure you get a permission slip today.

Well, it’s day 4 of  THE TEST.  Today you will spend most of our day doing your best on our test.  Do your best and you should do well.  Remember, every one of your classmates has a legal right to do their best.  That means you have no right to disturb them.  Throughout testing, we must be on our best classroom behavior to make sure everyone has a fair chance to do well.

You must turn all of your technology off and it must be put away for testing.  This is the law.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our Daily Starters in Google Classroom.
  2. Test
  3. New Vocabulary
  4. If you are finished with your test, Quietly complete missing work (including next week’s reading logs and/or Frayer Models).

Before beginning the test report any damage that you see on your Chromebook.  I will log this so that you are not held responsible.  When the test is over, re-check for damage.

To start the test, do not log in to your Chromebook.  Instead, choose Apps at the bottom left of your screen.

Go to AirSecure Test

Enter your first name

Enter your SSID number ( when you are done, I will collect these from you).

Enter our session ID  (I will provide this when we are ready)

I will then begin approving you for testing.

Some people will begin finishing today.  If you finish, make sure you get any missing assignments turned in.

Assignments to work on;

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

041317 – Thursday – Day 148

Welcome to day three of  THE TEST.  Today you will spend most of our day doing your best on our test.  Do your best and you should do well.  Remember, every one of your classmates has a legal right to do their best.  That means you have no right to disturb them.  Throughout testing, we must be on our best classroom behavior to make sure everyone has a fair chance to do well.

You must turn all of your technology off and it must be put away for testing.  This is the law.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our Daily Starters in Google Classroom.
  2. Test
  3. Quietly complete missing work.

Before beginning the test report any damage that you see on your Chromebook.  I will log this so that you are not held responsible.  When the test is over, re-check for damage.

To start the test, do not log in to your Chromebook.  Instead, choose Apps at the bottom left of your screen.

Go to AirSecure Test

Enter your first name

Enter your SSID number ( when you are done, I will collect these from you).

Enter our session ID  (I will provide this when we are ready)

I will then begin approving you for testing.

Some people will begin finishing today.  If you finish, make sure you get any missing assignments turned in.

Assignments to work on;

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Frayer Model Week 29
  9. Frayer Model Week 28
  10. Frayer Model Week 27
  11. Frayer Model Week 26
  12. Frayer Model Week 25
  13. Frayer Model Week 24

041217 – Wednesday – Day 147

Welcome to day two of  THE TEST.  Today you will spend most of our day doing your best on our test.  Do your best and you should do well.  Remember, every one of your classmates has a legal right to do their best.  That means you have no right to disturb them.  Throughout testing, we must be on our best classroom behavior to make sure everyone has a fair chance to do well.

You must turn all of your technology off and it must be put away for testing.  This is the law.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our Daily Starters in Google Classroom.
  2. Test
  3. Quietly complete missing work.

Before beginning the test report any damage that you see on your Chromebook.  I will log this so that you are not held responsible.  When the test is over, re-check for damage.

To start the test, do not log in to your Chromebook.  Instead, choose Apps at the bottom left of your screen.

Go to AirSecure Test

Enter your first name

Enter your SSID number ( when you are done, I will collect these from you).

Enter our session ID  (I will provide this when we are ready)

I will then begin approving you for testing.

041117 – Tuesday – Day 146

Well, it’s here, THE TEST.  Today you will spend most of our day doing your best on our test.  Do your best and you should do well.  Remember, every one of your classmates has a legal right to do their best.  That means you have no right to disturb them.  Throughout testing we must be on our best classroom behavior to make sure everyone has a fair chance to do well.

You must turn all of your technology off and it must be put away for testing.  This is the law.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our Daily Starters in Google Classroom.
  2. Test
  3. Quietly complete missing work.

Before beginning the test report any damage that you see on your Chromebook.  I will log this so that you are not held responsible.  When the test is over, re-check for damage.

To start the test, do not log on to your Chromebook.  Instead, choose Apps at the bottom left of your screen.

Go to AirSecure Test

Enter your first name

Enter your SSID number ( when you are done, I will collect these from you).

Enter our session ID  (I will provide this when we are ready)

I will then begin approving you for testing.