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Tuesday, Feb. 27 (A) – Wednesday, Feb. 28 (B): Day 1 – Early Phones and Read “Sorry, Wrong Number”

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Announcements:

  • Remember the 7th grade late work policy shifts in the second semester. Effective Jan. 9, 2018 students will not receive credit for late work. Exceptions include extenuating circumstances communicated with the teacher in advance and accommodations.
  • Check here for extra credit opportunities.
  • Remember students must sign-up in advance to attend Make-Up Monday. The sign-up sheet for the coming Make-Up Monday is taken down the Friday afternoon prior to the meeting and is cancelled if no one has signed up. All quarter 3 sign-up sheets are already hung outside the classroom.
  • Students have until April 30 to submit one entry to America’s Library of Poetry contest for the chance to win $500!

Assignments:

  • Students wrote their bell ringer in their comp. books. For the bell ringer and other class resources, please reference the power point. Be sure comp. books are kept updated for periodic comp. book checks.
  • Students moved around the room with their color groups small groups and looked at the posters on the wall. They took Cornell notes in their comp. books on Early Phones. The information displayed in class is available in the power point (above) for absent students to reference.
  • Then, the class discussed the importance of stage directions. If absent, you can get a sense of the discussion you missed by watching this brief clip.
  • We assigned roles and the class read the play “Sorry, Wrong Number” from the Collections textbook aloud.
  • As we read the play aloud, students defined the vocabulary terms on the worksheet. A picture to reference is available in the power point. A hard copy of the worksheet is available on the absence board in class.
  • If not finished with the reading and/or worksheet, students needed to complete for homework. Due at the start of next class.

Homework:

  • If not finished with the reading and/or worksheet, students needed to complete for homework. Due at the start of next class.
  • Collections textbook needed in class daily until given further notice.
  • Complete two choice articles between midnight on Monday  – Sunday at 11:59 P.M. each week.
  • Return The Contender novel to the media center. Books must be returned to Ms. Mayer, or placed on her circulation desk (across from Counseling Corner.)
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Tuesday, Nov. 28 (A) – Wednesday, Nov. 29 (B): “Life at Home in the 21st Century” Cornell Notes

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Announcements:

  • There’s been a change to the Class Dojo Rewards. Please check the 5 and 10 point rewards to note the change.
  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. The latest opportunity has been fulfilled. Congratulations to the 8B student who got the answer in first! I’ll be reaching out to notify you that you earned the point. At this time, there are no research extra credit opportunities, but it is a good idea to check the blog for when they are announced.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.

Assignments:

  • For today’s bell ringer, please reference the power point. It’s important to keep your comp. book updated and accurate in the event of periodic comp. book checks. If absent, please borrow Ms. Barker’s comp. book to the get the information. Your post-it is in the absence folder.
  • The teacher guided students through how to complete the Cornell Notes for the second read of “Life at Home in the 21st Century” (Collections textbook.) For your reference, it is outlined in today’s power point.
  • Students were able to finish answering the third question with a partner, or on their own.
  • Next, students generated 1-2 more questions and in a similar fashion recorded the questions on their Cornell Notes and answered them using at least two pieces of evidence from the text to connect it back to their answer/conclusion they drew from the text. If the question cannot be answered through re-reading the text, it is not a question that should be added to the Cornell Notes.
  • Once finished, students need to summarize the central ideas of the text on the back of their Cornell Notes, in the space provided. Since these summaries are limited to five lines, it’s advisable to get to the point and avoid unnecessary language such as: When asked to summarize “Life at Home in the 21st Century” it could be said that the central ideas for this text are…
  • When finished, students worked their way through the work period checklist (available in today’s power point.) If students were unable to get started on this week’s assigned article, they may work on it at home in addition to time offered in class.

Homework:

  • Bring your Collections textbook (hard cover) next class until told otherwise.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. Remember, assigned articles like “These New TVs Will Grab You” count for an assigned article only.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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