012317 – Monday – Day 101

Welcome to week 22.  This week we will get back to our ERWC.  You will need your handouts as we go through this material, so make sure you have it.

Today we are going to review our curriculum via an activity.  You will probably not need your Chromebooks, but period 1 will start by reading.

Daily Starters

Socrative Periods 1 – 5 | Socrative Honors

Semester 1 Review: 1 – 5 | Semester 1 Review: Honors

Week 22 New Vocabulary | Frayer Models

Week 21 Vocabulary Test | Week 21 Vocabulary Test Honors

 

012017 – Friday – Day 100

We are on day 100 of the year, and you know who I’m proud of?  Periods 3 and 4.  They got fantastic reports from the sub.

Today is DR. WHO!  I hope to see a lot of you here after school.  

Today we will have our last day of MAPS testing in class.  Those who don’t finish will do make-ups next week, so don’t worry.  You have time.  The important thing is you do your best.  Monday we will have some fun…it will be Monday Funday.  You guys have been working so well, you deserve it.  I still have missing assignments, though, so we need to make up the missing work.  I want every student to have an A.

Today we will begin with:

  1. Daily Starters (Today, illuminate Test Practice on Dialogue in Google Classroom).  Remember, this is important because you will be asked to do this on our next big tests.  I’ve added a new version of our daily starters.  Make sure you copy and paste yesterday’s work onto this, as I will start going through your work today.
  2. This Week’s Vocabulary, Frayer Models (Due Monday).
  3. Week 20 Vocabulary Test | Honors Week 20 Vocab Test
  4. ERWC – (Celebrities) using Google Classroom
    1. Quick-write on Google Classroom (Did you turn it in?)
    2. Celebrities Vocabulary (Did you turn it in?)
    3. The Impact of Celebrities Activity #2 (in Classroom)
    4. Survey
    5. Discussion of the results (Using Google Classroom)
    6. Read the text” The Impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives” (using Google Classroom).  We will begin by looking at the author’s background.  We will then examine the overall text.  Finally, we will begin reading and marking up the text (if you need to review this video, you will need headphones).
    7. Complete any missing work from last week (including the Amigo Brother’s Assignment)
    8. Read in order to get your reading logs done.
    9. If you have nothing else to do, go to Compass learning, ELA folder and start working on your skills.

These students currently have an A on this week’s vocabulary test:

lopez brennan
Mccreary jerrius
flores aileen
lossi jesus
Navarrete Emily
smith diamond
Johnson Gabrielle
bentley ryan
Del Toro Gabriel
finch kayleigh
Perches Zavier
Schyniader Mario
whitfield theajanae
Pricilla Campos
Talley Nicole
diaz viridiana
flores joel
Cowell Aden
flores juan
navarro Anthony
quinteros damian
Springsted Deven
Fernandez Sean
Cormier Damara
Eze Amarachukwu
Gomez Martha
Hubbard Destyni
king precious
Nunez Natalia
Trujillo Madeleine
Walch Chad

Does Reading Make You a Smarter Person?

IQ and long lives

011917 – Thursday – Day 99

Play this video first

Well, there I was in 6th period grading papers when suddenly, I got an email saying I have to go to a training today.  I’ll be at the district office all day.

I’m pretty sad about this, and for those of you still testing, I’m especially sad.  But, don’t worry, we can still test on Friday.  That does throw off our plans for tomorrow, but don’t worry about that either.  We will just move the plans to Monday.

The Dr. Who permission slips are at the back of the class.  I’d love to see a lot of you here tomorrow to watch Season 1, Episode 3.  Bring snacks and lets hang out! You can also download the permission slip at this link: Dr. Who End of the Week Geek Out

Today, you will need one sheet of paper and something to write with.  You will complete our daily starters on this sheet of paper.  You will use this sheet of paper to complete our daily starters:

 

Click here for answers: Answers

And then you will read Amigo Brothers on page 309 of our text book.

Feel free to watch this video first.

You will then answer question #4 on page 318.

011817 – Wednesday – Day 98

I have to admit, my classes were incredible yesterday.  We had students taking their MAPS tests and almost every single one of you did exactly what you should have done.  This allowed your classmates  to do their best.  You were good people, and I thank you.

Today, we will have a few more people doing MAPS make up tests.  That means the rest of us have to be on our best behavior again so that these students have a fair chance to do well.  Because some students will be completing their tests, the rest of us will work on our Frayer Models, our vocabulary tests, and our daily starters.  You may do any of this, but you may not disturb those who are doing make-up tests.  Today we will begin with:

  1. Daily Starters (Today, illuminate Test Practice on Dialogue in Google Classroom).  Remember, this is important because you will be asked to do this on our next big tests.  I’ve added a new version of our daily starters.  Make sure you copy and paste yesterday’s work onto this, as I will start going through your work today.
  2. This Week’s Vocabulary, Frayer Models (remember, if you can’t print these, you should do them on paper).
  3. Week 20 Vocabulary Test | Honors Week 20 Vocab Test
  4. ERWC – (Celebrities) using Google Classroom
    1. Quick-write on Google Classroom (Did you turn it in?)
    2. Celebrities Vocabulary (Did you turn it in?)
    3. The Impact of Celebrities Activity #2 (in Classroom)
    4. Survey
    5. Discussion of the results (Using Google Classroom)
    6. Read the text” The Impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives” (using Google Classroom).  We will begin by looking at the author’s background.  We will then examine the overall text.  Finally, we will begin reading and marking up the text (if you need to review this video, you will need headphones).
    7. Complete any missing work from last week.
    8. Read in order to get your reading logs done.

Does Reading Make You a Smarter Person?

IQ and long lives

 

011717 – Tuesday – Day 97

It was nice having an extra day off.  But, that also means that we have less time to get our work done this week.  I’m still missing a lot of assignments.  That means we are still waiting to do some fun activities.  You should talk to your friends and see if you can help them get their work done.

This week some of you will be doing MAPS make up tests.  That means the rest of us have to be on our best behavior so that these students have a fair chance to do well.  Because some students will be completing their tests, the rest of us will work on our Frayer Models, our vocabulary tests, and our daily starters.  This is also the last day you have to complete old work.  You may do any of this, but you may not disturb those who are doing make-up tests.  Today we will begin with:

  1. Daily Starters (Today, illuminate Test Practice on Dialogue in Google Classroom)
  2. This Week’s Vocabulary, Frayer Models (remember, if you can’t print these, you should do them on paper).
  3. Week 20 Vocabulary Test | Honors Week 20 Vocab Test
  4. ERWC – (Celebrities) using Google Classroom
    1. Quick-write on Google Classroom (This must be finished today)
    2. Celebrities Vocabulary (Should be finished today)
    3. Survey
    4. Discussion of the results (Using Google Classroom)
    5. Read the text” The Impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives” (using Google Classroom).  We will begin by looking at the author’s background.  We will then examine the overall text.  Finally, we will begin reading and marking up the text (if you need to review this video, you will need headphones).
    6. Complete any missing work from last week.

Does Reading Make You a Smarter Person?

011317 – Friday – Day 96

Oh yeah!  It’s Friday the 13th, and a bunch of us are going to watch Dr. Who after school.  This week we will be playing season 1 episode 2 of the new series.  It is called “The End of the World.”  Appropriate, I think.

This week we were supposed to have a fun activity, but only if all of our weekly work was done.  I was really hoping to do this, because you would have really enjoyed it.  Unfortunately, I’m still missing tons of reading logs, Frayer models, and even work from Google Classroom.  Last night I emailed a list of missing assignments to your parents’ email addresses that we have on file with the school.  Hopefully they will help you to get all your work done.  After Tuesday, the work will no longer be accepted.

If you’ve completed all your work, you will get to work on a presentation assignment. You will create a 3 to 5 minute presentation on your favorite celebrity.  You will include pictures, and biographical information about this celebrity.  If this person is a musical artist, you may include short examples of their music, but it must be suitable for the classroom.  Your presentation must be beautiful, must be well written, and you should also cite your sources, so keep track of the websites you visit.

  1. Daily Starters (go to Google Classroom)
  2. This Week’s Vocabulary, Frayer Models (remember, if you can’t print these, you should do them on paper).
  3. Week 19 Vocabulary Test | Honors Week 19 Vocab Test
  4. ERWC – (Celebrities) using Google Classroom
    1. Quick-write on Google Classroom (This must be finished today)
    2. Celebrities Vocabulary (Should be finished today)
    3. Survey
    4. Discussion of the results (Using Google Classroom)
    5. Read the text” The Impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives” (using Google Classroom).  We will begin by looking at the author’s background.  We will then examine the overall text.  Finally, we will begin reading and marking up the text (if you need to review this video, you will need headphones).
    6. Complete any missing work from last week.

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Well, it’s Friday, and after school today we will be having another End of the Week Geek-out.  This Week’s episode is title, “The End of the World.”

 

011216 – Thursday – Day 95

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Welcome to class.  Most of us are done with MAPS testing.  Some of you will be called out today and tomorrow to complete your testing.  That is OK.  Most of you worked really hard and I’m proud of you.  The rest will need to turn up the fire.  Bigger and even more important tests are coming.

Today, some periods will have a sub teacher.  You will each go to our daily slideshow in order to:

  1. Complete our daily starters
  2. Continue with our ERWC

You will need a handout of our article.  Period 1 already got a copy of this last week.  Get it out now.

You will need paper and a pencil or pen today.  Everything will be done by hand.  Make sure you do your best with the sub.  Any class that gets a grade of A++ from the sub will also get to participate in a fun activity tomorrow.

Remind the sub to pass out the Dr. Who permission slips to anyone who might want to hang out tomorrow after school.

011116 – Wednesday – Day 94

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Welcome to week 20, and day #3 of MAPS testing.  We will still complete our daily starters, and we will still have vocabulary.  But, I want you to focus on your MAPS test.  That is the most important thing to do this week.  Don’t forget that you can only get your free Carnival Wristband (a $15.00 value) if you meet your goals.  I will pass out another sheet with your goals.  you should have already put those goals on page 30 of your agenda.  Your score for this test should be 219 for a 7th grader.  Below that, you are not testing at a 7th grade level.  Remember our Say, Mean, Matter strategy.  That will help you to slow down and really think about your answers.  Also, we are competing with the entire school to do the best.  Let’s show everyone what we are capable of doing!!

If you finish MAPS testing early, then you may work on our classwork.  There is a vocabulary test that is due.  Make sure you find time this week to complete it.  It covers last week’s words.  We also have AR reading to get through.  Reading logs are in the back of the room.  If you click here, you can see a list of students with Missing Assignments.  This should help you get stuff done.

I need your reading logs and Frayer Models.  Turn those in at the beginning of class so that we can get them graded quickly.

This week we are supposed to have a fun activity, but we can only do this if I get all of your classwork turned in.

  1. Daily Starters (go to Google Classroom)
  2. This Week’s Vocabulary, Frayer Models (remember, if you can’t print these, you should do them on paper).
  3. Week 19 Vocabulary Test | Honors Week 19 Vocab Test
  4. ERWC – (Celebrities) using Google Classroom
    1. Quick-write on Google Classroom (This must be finished today)
    2. Celebrities Vocabulary (Should be finished today)
    3. Survey
    4. Discussion of the results (Using Google Classroom)
    5. Read the text” The Impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives” (using Google Classroom).  We will begin by looking at the author’s background.  We will then examine the overall text.  Finally, we will begin reading and marking up the text (if you need to review this video, you will need headphones).
    6. Complete any missing work from last week.

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011016 – Tuesday – Day 93

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Welcome to week 20, and day #2 of MAPS testing.  We will still complete our daily starters, and we will still have vocabulary.  But, I want you to focus on your MAPS test.  That is the most important thing to do this week.  Don’t forget that you can only get your free Carnival Wristband (a $15.00 value) if you meet your goals.  I will pass out another sheet with your goals.  you should have already put those goals on page 30 of your agenda.  Your score for this test should be 219 for a 7th grader.  Below that, you are not testing at a 7th grade level.  Remember our Say, Mean, Matter strategy.  That will help you to slow down and really think about your answers.  Also, we are competing with the entire school to do the best.  Let’s show everyone what we are capable of doing!!

If you finish MAPS testing early, then you may work on our classwork.  There is a vocabulary test that is due.  Make sure you find time this week to complete it.  It covers last week’s words.  We also have AR reading to get through.  Reading logs are in the back of the room.

I need your reading logs and Frayer Models.  Turn those in at the beginning of class so that we can get them graded quickly.

This week we are supposed to have a fun activity, but we can only do this if I get all of your classwork turned in.

  1. Daily Starters (go to Google Classroom)
  2. This Week’s Vocabulary, Frayer Models (remember, if you can’t print these, you should do them on paper).
  3. Week 19 Vocabulary Test | Honors Week 19 Vocab Test
  4. ERWC – (Celebrities) using Google Classroom
    1. Quick-write on Google Classroom (This must be finished today)
    2. Celebrities Vocabulary (Should be finished today)
    3. Survey
    4. Discussion of the results (Using Google Classroom)
    5. Read the text” The Impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives” (using Google Classroom).  We will begin by looking at the author’s background.  We will then examine the overall text.  Finally, we will begin reading and marking up the text (if you need to review this video, you will need headphones).
    6. Complete any missing work from last week.

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010916 – Monday – Day 92

Abigail in rain

Welcome to week 20.  This is going to be a pretty strange week because we are going to be spending today, tomorrow and Wednesday on MAPS testing.  We will still complete our daily starters, and we will still have vocabulary.  But, I want you to focus on your MAPS test.  That is the most important thing to do this week.  Don’t forget that you can only get your free Carnival Wristband if you meet your goals.  I will pass out another sheet with your goals.  you should have already put those goals on page 30 of your agenda.  Also, we are competing with the entire school to do the best.  Let’s show everyone what we are capable of doing!!

If you finish MAPS testing early, then you may work on our classwork.  There is a vocabulary test that is due.  Make sure you find time this week to complete it.  It covers last week’s words.

Today, I need your reading logs and Frayer Models.  Turn those in at the beginning of class so that we can get them graded quickly.

  1. Daily Starters (go to Google Classroom)
  2. This Week’s Vocabulary, Frayer Models (remember, if you can’t print these, you should do them on paper).
  3. Week 19 Vocabulary Test | Honors Week 19 Vocab Test
  4. ERWC – (Celebrities) using Google Classroom
    1. Quick-write on Google Classroom (This must be finished today)
    2. Celebrities Vocabulary (Should be finished today)
    3. Survey
    4. Discussion of the results (Using Google Classroom)
    5. Read the text” The Impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives” (using Google Classroom).  We will begin by looking at the author’s background.  We will then examine the overall text.  Finally, we will begin reading and marking up the text (if you need to review this video, you will need headphones).
    6. Complete any missing work from last week.

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