November 17

Friday

6th Grade

Journal:  Your Choice – –

Today students had the opportunity to work on Parts 1 – 3 of the essay.  Directions for each part appear as “Announcements” in Google Classroom. 

Don’t forget about IXLs P.6 and Q.4 (90%)

HOMEWORK:  Parts 1 – 3 due MONDAY.

8th Grade

Journal:  Your Choice– –

 

Today students had the opportunity to work on Parts 1 – 4 of the essay.  Directions for each part appear as “Announcements” in Google Classroom. 

Don’t forget about IXLs N.5 and N.6

HOMEWORK:  Parts 1- 4 due MONDAY.

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November 16

Thursday

6th Grade

Journal:  Story Starter – – The turkeys were restless the week before Thanksgiving…

Students worked on finishing Parts 1 – 2 of their essays and used their new “Team” to help revise and edit Parts 1 and 2.  They also worked on completing IXLs P.6 and Q.4 (90%).

HOMEWORK:  IXLs and Parts 1-2 are due tomorrow.

8th Grade

Journal:  No Journal – –

Students worked on finishing Parts 1 – 3 of their essays and used their new “Team” to help revise and edit Parts 1 and 2.  They also worked on completing IXLs N.5 and N.6 (90%).

HOMEWORK:  Parts 1-3 due tomorrow and IXLs N.5 and N.6 due tomorrow.

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November 15

Wednesday

REMINDER:  The 8th Grade field trip to The Science Center is tomorrow.  PLEASE wear a STEM shirt so that we can find you more easily.

6th Grade

Journal:  City – – If you could live in any city in the world, where would it be and why?

Today we shared and critiqued several classmates Introductions.  Students then began to write Part 2 (2 paragraphs).

 

HOMEWORK:  No homework 🙂

8th Grade

Journal:  Story Starter– – “There were turkey feathers everywhere, but no turkey in the barn…” Finish the story.

Today students who were ready received peer feedback on their introductions.  They also started writing parts 2 and 3.

HOMEWORK: Revised Parts 1 and 2 and Part 3 are due Friday.

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November 14

Tuesday

REMINDER…Yearbook Cover designs are due to Ms. Fryzel by 3:00 PM next Tuesday, November 21st.

6th Grade

Journal:  Presentations – –  Explain what has been going well with presentations and what we all need to work on for the next time.

Busy day today!  We had the LAST team present their Future City.  Students received their feedback and discussed with their teams what will need to be changed/adjusted as they write their individual essays.  Students started to write part 1 of the essay – the introduction.

  HOMEWORK:  No homework 🙂

8th Grade

Journal:  Feedback – – Without mentioning specific presentations, comment on the positives and negatives of the presentations we have seen.

 

 Students received their feedback and discussed with their teams what will need to be changed/adjusted as they write their individual essays.  Students started to write part 1 and part 2 of the essay.

HOMEWORK:  Parts 1 and 2 due in Google Classroom BEFORE class starts tomorrow.

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November 13

Monday

There is still time to sign up for conferences tonight (3:30-6:30) and tomorrow (4:00-7:00). 

Please see the STEM blog for the link.

6th Grade

No Journal today.

We had three presentations today and will finish our last presentation tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:  No homework 🙂

8th Grade

No Journal today.

We had three presentations today and those were the last three.

HOMEWORK:  Parts 1-2 due in Google Classroom WEDNESDAY.

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November 10

Friday

Hope to see you all at Family Night this evening!  5:00 – 7:00 PM!

6th Grade

Journal:  Your Choice – – 

I collected three journals for the week and we started our Future City Presentations.

HOMEWORK:  Be ready for your presentation on Monday.

8th Grade

No journal today.  I collected the ONE journal from the week.  We had three EXCELLENT presentations in each class today.

HOMEWORK:  Write introduction and part 2 – Due Wednesday – See Google Classroom for specifics.

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November 9

Thursday

If you are interested in being an audience member for our Future City presentations tomorrow and Monday, please sign up by accessing the Google Doc on the previous post.

6th Grade

Journal:  Parent/Teacher Scripts– – Please get your computer as you come in.  Log into the Science Expo Google Classroom and complete the Language Arts portion of the script.

Today students worked on the following:

      1.  Parent/Teacher Conference Scripts

      2.  New Book Project Directions

      3.  Practice for presentations that start tomorrow

HOMEWORK:  Finish scripts at home – I will be looking at them this weekend.  Presentations begin tomorrow!

8th Grade

NO journal today.

Book projects were collected today.  Presentations began today and were FANTASTIC!  It is tough to go first 🙂

HOMEWORK:  Finish scripts at home – I will be looking at them this weekend.  Presentations continue tomorrow!

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November 8

Presentation Audience Needed

Good Afternoon Everyone!

As many of you know from following my blog, the 6th and 8th graders have been working on presentations this past week.  I am happy to say that we are FINALLY ready to present them!  They have been told that the presentation itself and they as presenters, need to be extremely professional in the delivery of their information.  To help with that, I am looking for a parent audience.  Your role would be “City Planners” and you would ask the teams questions about their cities after they present.  Unfortunately,  I have limited classroom space 🙁  As such, I can only invite three (3) parents per session. 

Below is a link where you can sign up if you are available – your student knows EXACTLY which day s/he is presenting, so you may want to check with him/her first.  If you do choose to sign up, please be on time that day – we would not want presentations interrupted.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QLA-2qlwVJ7NZJZujB_f8cS2QZX26L8QFZ_ptIuOmTc/edit

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November 8

Wednesday

Family Night is this FRIDAY from 5:00 – 7:00 PM…Hope to see you there 🙂

6th Grade

Journal:  Speakers – – Explain what makes someone a good, effective speaker and what makes someone an ineffective speaker.

Today was the last FULL class period students had to work on their presentations.  They also picked EXACTLY when they will be presenting this and next week.  Tomorrow they will have some time to polish their slides and to practice giving their presentation.

HOMEWORK:  Prepare for speeches this week.

8th Grade

Journal:  Parent/Teacher Scripts– – Please get your computer as you come in.  Log into the Science Expo Google Classroom and complete the Language Arts portion of the script.

Presentations begin tomorrow.  Students were assigned a specific day that they will present.

HOMEWORK:  Book projects are due TOMORROW.  Presentations start tomorrow.

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November 6

Monday

Reminder… there is NO school for students tomorrow (TUESDAY) due to elections.

Family Night is this FRIDAY from 5:00 – 7:00 PM…Hope to see you there 🙂

6th Grade

Journal:  One Word Prompt – – Thankful

Today students worked on presentations.  They will have a final work day on Wednesday before presentations start on Thursday.

HOMEWORK:  No homework 🙂

8th Grade

Journal:  One Word Prompt – – Professional

Today students worked on presentations.  They will have a final work day on Wednesday before presentations start on Thursday.

HOMEWORK: Book projects are due THURSDAY

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