Daily information

 

On this page is where you will find what is projected onto the screen in class every day: 

  • Assignments and due dates
  • What we did in class
  • the schedule for class that day

These will appear below:

 

 

Wednesday 10/27/2021

 

***One student in each table group collect Rough Sailing Ahead and place neatly into front Core tray (check for names)

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • The Fighting Ground: Reading #5 – from 3:50 to the end of 5:20 plus support sheet due Thu. 10/27
  • Reading Log #3 due Fri., 10/29
  • The Preamble due Fri., 10/29
  • Inquiry Journal p. 142-143 Forging a New Constitution due Fri., 10/29
  • History Ch. 6 vocabulary due Fri., 10/29
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill – due Fri., 10/29

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Correct IJ p. 136-138 as a class
  3. Three questions in History notebook: discuss
  4. Go over The Preamble assignment
    SchoolHouse Rock!
    https://youtu.be/0EfnNUt_nwY

WORK ON:

 

  • The Fighting Ground: Reading #5 from 3:50 to the end of 5:20 plus assignment sheet
  • The Preamble
  • Inquiry Journal p. 142143
  • History Ch. 6 vocabulary
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 10/26/21

 

****Have your The Fighting Ground: Reading #4 out for McAlary to check

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • Bring your Inquiry Journal on Wed., 10/27 – new pages tomorrow
  • Rough Sailing Ahead due Wed., 10/27
  • Inquiry Journal p. 136-139 (Ch. 5.1, plus a primary source document) due Wed., 10/27
  • Three questions/answers written onto next blank page of your History notebook. Answers due Wed., 10/27
  • The Fighting Ground: Reading #5 – from 3:50 to the end of 5:20 plus support sheet due Thu. 10/27
  • History Ch. 6 vocabulary due Fri., 10/29
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill – due Fri., 10/29

 

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Go over/discuss new assignments (History Ch. 6 vocab; The Fighting Ground Reading #5)
    The sooner you complete the vocabulary the easier the next several days will be

 

WORK ON –

 

  • Inquiry Journal p. 136-139
  • Three questions and answers into History notebook
    1. What were the reasons most British wanted to leave Britain in the first place and come to the New World?
    2. What type of government did the Articles of Confederation create?
    3. What were the reasons the Articles of Confederation failed?
  • The Fighting Ground Reading #5 plus support sheet
  • History Ch. 6 vocabulary/definitions into History notebook (next blank page)
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill

 

 

 

 

 

Week #11 October 25-29, 2021

Monday, 10/25/2021

 

***McAlary will check Articles of Confederation notes (History notebook) in class. Have your notebook open to your notes. If McAlary sees you plagiarizing someone else’s notes you will both get a 0.

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

  • The Fighting Ground: Reading #4 – from 2:50 to the end of 3:47 due Tue., 10/26
  • Inquiry Journal p. 136-139 (Ch. 5.1, plus a primary source document) due Wed., 10/28
  • Three questions/answers written onto next blank page of your History notebook. Answers due Wed., 10/28
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill – due Fri., 10/29

SCHEDULE –

 

  • TIGER time
  • Inquiry Journal p. 136-139 – yes, McAlary made copies
  • Three questions written into History notebook – these should be on the next blank page after your Articles of Confederation notes (leave plenty of space for answers). (Computech Writing Standards):
    1. What were the reasons most British wanted to leave Britain in the first place and come to the New World?
    2. What type of government did the Articles of Confederation create?
    3. What were the reasons the Articles of Confederation failed?
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 10/22/21

 

***Any Reading Log not turned in to the cart outside must be turned in to the Late/Absent tray

***One student from each table group collect The Fighting Ground Reading #3 support sheet (1:00 to the end of 2:43) and place neatly in the BACK Core tray

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

  • “The Mystery Spy” – read the play; answer the support sheet questions. Turn in the FRONT Core tray by the end of Core today
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill – due Fri., 10/29
  • Articles of Confederation notes into History notebook due Mon., 10/25 at the start of Core

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Discuss Articles of Confederation assignment
  3. Discuss Mystery Spy – do we want to read it aloud in class today? (Reality: is everyone finished with their assignment?)

 

WORK ON:

 

  • Finish “Mystery Spy” and turn in the FRONT Core tray
  • Articles of Confederation notes into History notebook
    Onto the next blank page of your history notebook, take notes on the Articles of Confederation. Bullet point notes are encouraged. You should write down what is important in terms of the good and bad parts of the Articles. Your notes should be able to answer why the Articles of Confederation was scrapped in favor of the Constitution (that is still in force today). You can use your textbook (Ch. 5, L1) or the summary on the website from this link:

https://www.shmoop.com/historical-texts/articles-of-confederation/summary.html

  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • The Fighting Ground: 1:00 to the end of 2:43 due Fri., 10/22 as you arrive to Core because . .
  • The Fighting Ground Reading #3 support sheet (1:00 to the end of 2:43) due Fri., 10/22 as you arrive to Core
  • Reading Log #2 due Fri., 10/22
  • “The Mystery Spy” – read the play; answer the support sheet questions. Due Fri., 10/22
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill – due Fri., 10/29

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Read The Fighting Ground: 1:00 to the end of 2:43
  3. Complete the Reading #3 (1:00 through the end of 2:43) support sheet
  4. Read “The Mystery Spy” and answer its questions
  5. Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill
    ***Newsflash (again): you are not finished with the Quill assignments until you have reached proficiency. DO NOT turn in a Please Grade My Assignment form for late Quill assignments if your have not scored proficient on all activities.
  6. Reading Log #2 is due tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10/20/21

 

***One student from each table group collect the Ch. 4 Random Revolutionary War Facts and place neatly in the front Core tray (check for names first)

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • The Fighting Ground: 1:00 to the end of 2:43 due Fri., 10/22 as you arrive to Core because . .
  • The Fighting Ground Reading #3 1:00 to the end of 2:43 due Fri., 10/22 as you arrive to Core
  • Reading Log #2 due Fri., 10/22
  • Quill: The War Begins; Women in the American Revolution; Bunker Hill CHANGEdue Fri., 10/29

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Quick-write: Using your knowledge and History textbook (Ch. 4, Lesson 4), write five good paragraphs that contain and explain the reasons the Americans won the war for independence. You must use Computech Writing Standards. Your writing must be legible. Highlight each of your reasons.

 

When you’ve finished, check your work and then turn in your pink Quick-write sheet to the BACK CORE TRAY – the one on top of the short brown-black file cabinet

 

  1. Read The Fighting Ground: 1:00 to the end of 2:43 and complete Reading #3 support sheet
    (yes, Reading #4 is on the back of #3, but I am not assigning #4 yet, just trying to save paper)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 10/19/21

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 2 (24:16 to end 44:02) due TODAY
  • Ch. 4 Random Revolutionary War Facts due Wed. 10/20 at the start of Core class (this is meant to be completed within your table group)
    Tomorrow we will be moving on to Ch. 5, but first you will do a Quick-write on the reasons Americans won the war
  • The Fighting Ground: 12:05 to the end of 12:50 due Wed., 10/20 as you arrive to Core because . .
  • The Fighting Ground Reading #2, 12:05 to the end of 12:50 due Wed., 10/20 as you arrive to Core

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Discuss Before Reading (many of you did this wrong – the second column should NOT be filled in until you’ve finished the novel)
  3. Read The Fighting Ground: 12:05 to the end of 12:50
  4. Complete The Fighting Ground: Reading assignment #2
  5. Ch. 4 Random Revolutionary War Facts

 

 

 

 

 

Week #10 October 18-22, 2021

Monday 10/18/21

 

Newsflash: the PE bell is not our bell.

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 2 (24:16 to end 44:02) due Tue., 10/19
  • Ch. 4 Random Revolutionary War Facts due Wed. 10/20 at the start of Core class (this is meant to be completed within your table group)
    Tomorrow we will be moving on to Ch. 5, but first you will do a Quick-write on the reasons Americans won the war
  • The Fighting Ground: read 9:58 – 11:30 due Tue., 10/19 as you arrive to Core because . . .
  • The Fighting GroundWar and the American Revolution Before Reading and support sheet (on same paper) due Tue., 10/19 as you arrive to Core

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 2 (24:16 to end 44:02)
  3. The Fighting Ground by Avi: Clever > SORA > the novel is assigned to you. Read 9:58 through the end of 11:30 (stop when you get to 12:05). Remember, you can download the novel so that you do not always have to be online to read.
  4. Ch. 4 Random Revolutionary War Facts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 10/15/21

 

Reading Log #1 should already have been turned in. If not, it goes in the Late/Absent tray

Newsflash: the PE bell is not our bell. You are to keep working until McAlary asks you to clean up

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • Breakup Letter due TODAY
  • Liberty’s Kids #105: The Midnight Ride due TODAY
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty due TODAY
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 1 (beginning to 24:16) due TODAY
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 2 (24:16 to end 44:02) due Tue., 10/19
  • Ch. 4 Random Revolutionary War Facts due Wed. 10/20 at the start of Core class (this is meant to be completed within your table group)
    On Wednesday we will be moving on to Ch. 5, but first you will do a Quick-write on the reasons Americans won the war

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Reading Logs and Challenge sheets
  3. Book chats (with Book Wish Lists)

 

WORK ON –

 

  • Compare your Reading Log to your Genre Challenge list – be sure you have listed all finished books from your Reading Log onto your Challenge list
  • Book Chat: look at your Reading Log or Challenge list and choose one book to tell your group about. You should tell them why you liked the book.
    ***As a listener, you should have out the green Book Wish List sheet and be ready to copy down the title and author of books that sound interesting to you. This way when you are ready to read a new book you will already have a list.
  • When your table group is finished (every student has chatted about at least one book), collect the Q1 Reading Logs and bring to McAlary to insert into the Reading Log binder for safekeeping
     

WORK ON:

  • Breakup Letter – front Core tray
  • Liberty’s Kids – The Midnight Ride – back Core tray (small file cabinet)
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 1
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 2
  • Ch. 4 Random Revolutionary War Facts

 

 

 

 

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Thursday 10/14/21

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • Reading Log #1 due Fri., 10/15 as you arrive to Core
  • Breakup Letter due Fri., 10/15
  • Liberty’s Kids #105: The Midnight Ride due Fri., 10/15
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty due Fri., 10/15
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 1 (beginning to 24:16) due Fri., 10/15
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 2 (24:16 to end 44:02) due Tue., 10/19

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Discuss America: The Story of Us – Revolution (EdPuzzle) – the video is not broken into two parts. Part 1 goes through when General Burgoyne surrenders (24:16); part 2 starts at 24:16 and goes to the end (44:02)
    The deal with the EdPuzzle assignments is this: sure, you can watch the video on youtube without going to EdPuzzle but you WILL NOT GET CREDIT unless you complete the EdPuzzle video questions AND the support sheet
  3. Discuss Breakup Letter assignment – questions?

 

***Expectation: students will work IN CLASS to get assignments completed. Tomorrow we will be doing something totally different than the assignments you see today and may not have time in class to work on them. NEVER ASSUME you will have more class time for something that is assigned on a previous day.

 

WORK ON:

  • Breakup Letter
  • Liberty’s Kids – The Midnight Ride
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 1
  • America: The Story of Us EdPuzzle – Revolution, part 2

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10/13/21

 

***Check for your name, then one student from each table group collect the History book p. 121 #1-5 questions and place neatly in the Core tray

***Your Narrative Final is due today. Be sure you have turned in your Rough Draft (for the final time) prior to turning in your Final.

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • Narrative Final due TODAY
  • Reading Log #1 due Fri., 10/15 as you arrive to Core
  • Breakup Letter due Fri., 10/15
  • Liberty’s Kids #105: The Midnight Ride due Fri., 10/15
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty due Fri., 10/15

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. CFA: "Should the Colonies Declare their Independence from Great Britain?"
    Go to page 130-131 in your history textbook. Read the two points of view found on these pages. Then, in your history notebook, answer questions #1-4 on page 131 in the "What Do You Think?" box. THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED TODAY IN CLASS.

***DO NOT MOVE ON UNTIL YOUR CFA IS COMPLETED. IF IT IS NOT COMPLETED TODAY IN CLASS, IT EARNS A 0.

  1. Narrative Final (if not yet turned in)
  2. Liberty’s Kids – The Midnight Ride
  3. Breakup Letter: Brainstorm the most common reasons that people break up a relationship. Then, using those ideas write a breakup letter from the 13 colonies to Great Britain. Use the Declaration of Independence in your history textbook (p. 137-140) to find the reasons you are breaking up with Great Britain. This letter should be written onto binder paper (to turn in) and follow the format of the example letter and those in the Purdue OWL site (both in Google Classroom).
    Your letter should include at least FIVE parts (underlined) that are similar to the Declaration of Independence with margin explanations on how they are similar. Highlight each of the grievances/wrongs mentioned in your letter.
  4. Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty

 

 

 

 

 

Week #9 October 12-15, 2021

Tuesday 10/12/21

 

Welcome to Quarter 2! You start over in Core today. The grades from the Narrative will start you off in ATLAS (in both classes): Brainstorm, Plot Map, Rough Draft, and Final.

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, History book p. 116-121; p. 121 #1-5 onto binder paper due Wed., 10/13
  • Narrative Final due Wed., 10/13
  • Liberty’s Kids #105: The Midnight Ride due Fri., 10/15
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty due Fri., 10/15

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Change seating assignment
  3. History book p. 116-121: Paul Revere’s Ride
    Follow along with the audio:
    https://youtu.be/XYJV1aircTc
    Discuss questions on p. 121

 

WORK ON:

 

  • Narrative Final (peer-editing, Rough Draft should be completed prior to you turning in your Final)
    Once you are confident your Narrative is ready to turn in for a grade, submit/turn in in Google Classroom.
  • Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, History book p. 116-121; p. 121 #1-5 onto binder paper
  • Liberty’s Kids #105: The Midnight Ride
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 10/8/21

 

ASSIGNMENTS -

  • Narrative Peer-Editing due by the end of Core TODAY
  • Quill: Paul Revere’s Ride; Sons of Liberty due Fri., 10/15
  • Narrative Final due Wed., 10/13

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Review expectations for peer-editing, writing the Final
  • How to: in your in Google Doc you must share to the student’s Google address (the student is your peer-editor) and make them a COMMENTER
  • As a peer-editor you are responsible to make suggestions on ways to improve the narrative. You are not to improve it for the author – that is the author’s responsibility.
  • Use the Narrative rubric as you read/peer-edit another student’s story to help with giving suggestions
  • Each student is responsible for peer-editing THREE students’ narratives
  • Each Narrative is required to have THREE peer-editors’ comments/suggestions

 

  1. Before submitting/turning in your Rough Draft WITH PEER-EDITORS’ COMMENTS you must copy the Rough Draft Narrative and paste it into a new Google doc. This will be your Final. Use the peer-editors’ suggestions/comments to revise your Final. (McAlary should be able to see revisions that happen between the Rough Draft and Final by reading the peer-editor comments)
  • Title this: Narrative Final plus your last name and first initial (example: Narrative Final McAlary, R.)
  • Make sure to check your font type, font size, and your line spacing so it follows the instructions.
  • Title your narrative, center-spaced, at the beginning of your story. Your title can be no larger than 16-size font. Space down TWO times to begin the narrative text. Be sure to indent correctly.
  • Highlight the literary elements/devices yellow.
  • Highlight the conflict green.
  • Highlight the climax light blue.
  • Once you are finished with all revisions, use spell check/grammar check (or Grammerly) to check your narrative for errors. Fix any and all errors.

Once you are confident your Narrative is ready to turn in for a grade, submit/turn in in Google Classroom. McAlary will have the plagiarism checker turned on for the Final.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 10/7/21

 

***Have your device out and your Rough Draft document open for McAlary to check
(If McAlary has not yet checked your Brainstorm or Plot Map because you were not finished, make sure to show McAlary when she is going through checking Rough Drafts)

 

ASSIGNMENTS -

  • Narrative Peer-Editing due by the end of Core on Fri., 10/8
  • Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; and Boston Tea Party (SIX sentences in each activity) due Fri., 10/8
  • Narrative Final due Wed., 10/13

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Peer-editing - a peer is defined as: a person who belongs to the same age group or social group as someone else. What does that mean to you? Who are your peers?
    It means only your classmates can be peer-editors.

     
  • How to: in your in Google Doc you must share to the student’s Google address (the student is your peer-editor) and make them a COMMENTER
  • As a peer-editor you are responsible to make suggestions on ways to improve the narrative. You are not to improve it for the author – that is the author’s responsibility.
  • Use the Narrative rubric as you read/peer-edit another student’s story to help with giving suggestions
  • Each student is responsible for peer-editing THREE students’ narratives
  • Each Narrative is required to have THREE peer-editors’ comments/suggestions

 

  1. Before submitting/turning in your Rough Draft WITH PEER-EDITORS’ COMMENTS you must copy the Rough Draft Narrative and paste it into a new Google doc. This will be your Final. Use the peer-editors’ suggestions/comments to revise your Final. (McAlary should be able to see revisions that happen between the Rough Draft and Final by reading the peer-editor comments)
  • Title this: Narrative Final plus your last name and first initial (example: Narrative Final McAlary, R.)
  • Make sure to check your font type, font size, and your line spacing so it follows the instructions.
  • Title your narrative, center-spaced, at the beginning of your story. Your title can be no larger than 16-size font. Space down THREE times to begin the narrative text. Be sure to indent correctly.
  • Once you are finished with all revisions, use spell check/grammar check (or Grammerly) to check your narrative for errors. Fix any and all errors.
  • Once you are confident your Narrative is ready to turn in for a grade, submit/turn in in Google Classroom. McAlary will have the plagiarism checker turned on for the Final.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10/6/21

 

***Have out Inquiry Journal p. 92-93 for McAlary to check – yes, I will check today

***Have out Plot Map for McAlary to check

 

ASSIGNMENTS -

  • Narrative Rough Draft due Thu., 10/7
  • Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; and Boston Tea Party (SIX sentences in each activity) due Fri., 10/8

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Using your Plot Map, tell the story OUT LOUD/VERBALLY to your group.
    Get suggestions, then move on to typing your Rough Draft
  3. Narrative Rough Draft:
    Create a new Google Doc . title it Narrative Rough Draft plus your last name (example: Narrative Rough Draft McAlary, R.) > use the Narrative Prompt page to set your font type, font size, and spacing
  4. Write your Rough Draft from your Plot Map diagram into the Google Doc. Use proper typing form (do not type one-handed)

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 10/5/21

 

***Have out Inquiry Journal p. 92-93 for McAlary to check

***Have out Brainstorm for McAlary to check

 

ASSIGNMENTS -

  • Plot Map due Wed., 10/6 when you walk into Core
  • All Absent/Late work due TODAY
  • Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; and Boston Tea Party (SIX sentences in each activity) due Fri., 10/8

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Plot Map – discuss

 

WORK ON:

  • Inquiry Journal p. 92-93 “Before I Leave America”
  • Plot Map (for the expository and argumentative essays this would be the Outline)
  • Absent/Late work
  • Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; and Boston Tea Party

 

For the Narrative: during the Writing Process you must complete each step.

That means that you are not allowed to go onto the next step until McAlary checks the previous step.

For example: If McAlary does not check off your Brainstorm, she will not check off your Plot Diagram until she sees the Brainstorm, and so on. The Writing Process must be adhered to in all formal writing assignments.

 

 

 

 

 

Week #8 October 4-8, 2021

Monday, 10/4/21

 

***Have your ELA notebook out and open to the page with the six vocabulary terms/definitions

***McAlary will check Inquiry Journal p. 94-95

 

ASSIGNMENTS -

  • Inquiry Journal p. 92-93 Before I Leave America – Primary Source document due Tue., 10/5
  • Brainstorm for Narrative due Tue., 10/5
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5
  • Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; and Boston Tea Party (SIX sentences in each activity) due Fri., 10/8

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Complete Inquiry Journal p. 92-93 IN CLASS. This is the Tory/Loyalist point of view in a Primary Source document (may come in handy for your Narrative)
  3. Narrative: during the Writing Process you must complete each step. That means that you are not allowed to go onto the next step until McAlary checks the previous step. For example:
    If McAlary does not check off your Brainstorm, she will not check off your Plot Diagram until she sees the Brainstorm, and so on. The Writing Process must be adhered to in all formal writing assignments.

    All Narrative-related handouts are on salmon-colored paper – 4 total today

    - Brainstorm Handout: self-explanatory with the prompt, instructions, and hints
    - Plot Diagram/Character Map
    - Conflict Map/Collaborative Dialogue
    - Narrative Rubric
  4. Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; and Boston Tea Party (SIX sentences in each activity)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 10/1/21

 

***One student from each table group immediately collect the Reading Logs from your table group and hand to Mr. Ledford
***One student from each table group immediately collect the Comparing Short Stories for Narratives and place into the Core tray

 

Core 3-4 Reading Logs: Kai, Kaylee;  Comparing Short Stories: Gael

Core 5-6 Reading Logs: Kylis, Roman;  Comparing Short Stories: Ryan

Core 7-8 Reading Logs: David, Victor; Comparing Short Stories: Juan, David

***Reading Logs get clipped together and placed into Core tray in back of room under world map

***Comparing Short Stories get clipped together and placed into Core tray on front table

Clips are in orange bucket on McAlary’s desk

 

ASSIGNMENTS -

  • Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review due TODAY by 9:00 PM
  • ELA Notebook: vocabulary words due Mon., 10/4 when you walk into Core
  • Inquiry Journal p. 94-95 (Ch. 3, L5) due Mon., 10/4 when you arrive to Core
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5
  • Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; and Boston Tea Party (SIX sentences in each activity) due Fri., 10/8

 

SCHEDULE –

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes silent reading

 

WORK ON (in order):

 

  1. Finish Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review
    3-4: 29/34 completed
    5-6: 23/31 completed
    7-8: 20/31 completed
  2. ELA vocabulary words into ELA notebook (click on Point of View at top of webpage):
    Point of View
    First Person
    Third Person
    Third Person Omniscient
    Third Person Limited
    Second Person
  3. Inquiry Journal p. 94-95 (all)
  4. Quill: The Stamp Act; Boston Massacre; Boston Tea Party

 

What can you do if EVERYTHING is finished and turned in (in Quill you must have scored Proficient)?

 

***There are no video games allowed today while you have a Sub.

  • Read silently
  • Complete any Late/Absent work for Core
  • Do homework from another class

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 9/30/21

 

GET OUT YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK AND WRITE INTO TODAY’S DATE WHAT THE ASSIGNMENTS ARE. ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DO THIS.

 

ASSIGNMMENTS –

  • Reading Log #6 (final one for Q1) due Fri., 10/1 as you walk into class
  • BrainPop: Dialogue due Fri., 10/1
  • Comparing Short Stories for Narratives support sheet due Fri., 10/1 as you walk into class
  • Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review due Fri., 10/2 by 9:00 PM
  • BRING INQUIRY JOURNAL TO CLASS FRI., 10/1
  • ELA Notebook: vocabulary words due Mon., 10/4
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Discuss “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse”
  3. Comparing Short Stories for Narratives
  4. BrainPop: Dialogue
  5. Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review
  6. ELA vocabulary (same website https://literarydevices.net/point-of-view/ ; type Point of View into the site’s search bar if necessary):
    Point of View
    First Person
    Third Person
    Third Person Omniscient
    Third Person Limited
    Second Person

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 9/29/21

 

GET OUT YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK AND WRITE INTO TODAY’S DATE WHAT THE ASSIGNMENTS ARE. ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DO THIS.
McAlary will walk around and check your Planner/HW notebook entry today.

 

ASSIGNMMENTS –

  • “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse”: Narrative prep - short story support sheet due Thu., 9/30
  • Reading Log #6 (final one for Q1) due Fri., 10/1 as you walk into class
  • BrainPop: Dialogue due Fri., 10/1
  • Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review due Fri., 10/2 by 9:00 PM
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes silent reading
  2. Go over “A Crush” in class
  3. Intro and discuss “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse”
    Read the short story (you will get a new story tomorrow, so do not procrastinate). After reading the entire story, go back and answer the questions on the Narrative prep short story support sheet using the story and your ELA notes (ELA notebook). You should be able to instantly identify each element of literature before you begin writing your Narrative, so will practice this week with (at least) three different short stories.
  4. Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review
  5. Reading Log #6
  6. ALL ABSENT/LATE WORK DUE NLT TUE., 10/5

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 9/28/21

 

***EVERY STUDENT’S PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK SHOULD BE OUT AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE IN CORE CLASS. McALARY SHOULD SEE EVERY STUDENT’S FILLED OUT WITH TODAY’S ASSIGNMENTS.

 

ASSIGNMMENTS –

  • “A Crush”: Narrative prep - short story support sheet due Wed., 9/29
  • Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review due Fri., 10/2 by 9:00 PM
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time. Every student should have a book in their backpack at all times - you have before school and lunch time to go to the library.

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes silent reading
  2. Go over “The Scholarship Jacket” in class
  3. Intro and discuss “A Crush”
    Read the short story (you will get a new story tomorrow, so do not procrastinate). After reading the entire story, go back and answer the questions on the Narrative prep short story support sheet using the story and your ELA notes (ELA notebook). You should be able to instantly identify each element of literature before you begin writing your Narrative, so will practice this week with (at least) three different short stories.
  4. Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review
  5. ALL ABSENT/LATE WORK DUE NLT TUE., 10/5

 

 

 

 

 

Week #7 September 27 – October 1, 2021

Monday, 9/27/21

 

***EVERY STUDENT’S PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK SHOULD BE OUT AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE IN CORE CLASS. McALARY SHOULD SEE EVERY STUDENT’S FILLED OUT WITH TODAY’S ASSIGNMENTS.

 

ASSIGNMMENTS –

  • Liberty’s Kids Ep. 1: Boston Tea Party due TODAY
  • “The Scholarship Jacket”: Narrative prep - short story support sheet due Tue. 9/28
  • Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review due Fri., 10/2 by 9:00 PM
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time. Every student should have a book in their backpack at all times - you have before school and lunch time to go to the library.

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes silent reading
  2. Liberty’s Kids Ep. 1: Boston Tea Party
  3. ***The in-class copies of the short story STAY IN ROOM 52. The digital copy is on Google Classroom if you need it after class ends. Please do not mark on the paper copies of the short story.
    “The Scholarship Jacket” – read the short story (you will get a new story tomorrow, so do not procrastinate). After reading the entire story, go back and answer the questions on the Narrative prep short story support sheet using the story and your ELA notes (ELA notebook). You should be able to instantly identify each element of literature before you begin writing your Narrative, so will practice this week with (at least) three different short stories.
  4. Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review

 

***Before you leave, one student from each table group collect the short story and place on the front table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 9/24/21

 

***Reading Logs that were not already turned in are late

 

***IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME IN AND IMMEDIATELY WRITE TODAY’S ASSIGNMENTS INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. WE WILL START TODAY WITH THE HISTORY CH. 3 VOCABULARY QUIZ.

 

ASSIGNMMENTS –

  • One good paragraph Due TODAY; turn in to Core tray
  • EdPuzzle: Narrative Voice due TODAY by 9:00 PM
  • Liberty’s Kids Ep. 1: Boston Tea Party due Mon. 9/27 – you are required to complete the support sheet that goes with the video. If you find there is information you might need for your upcoming Narrative, write that information/those notes into your ELA notebook (this part is not required, but may assist in helping you remember historical facts from the time you will be writing about)
  • Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review due Fri., 10/2 by 9:00 PM
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5

 

 

SCHEDULE –

 

  1. Ch. 3 History vocabulary quiz:  Log in to Quia.com (Web) > go to your Core Class Page > click on the link to the 8th History Ch. 3 Vocabulary #1-23 > (you may have to log in again here) > wait on the Secret Word page until McAlary reveals the Secret Word (password) to access the quiz.
    TAKE THE QUIZ.
    Do not take too long – if you know the terms and definitions then you do; if you don’t, then you don’t. Take responsibility for your learning.
  2. TIGER time – when you finish the vocabulary quiz proceed straight to your 10 minutes of silent reading
  3. Finish your one good paragraph:  Using the information in your notes from the Events Leading up to the American Revolution, write one good paragraph explaining which of the nine events was the most egregious (worst) that happened in the lead-up to the American colonists declaring independence from Britain. This paragraph should be written from your Historical Journal character’s point of view and into your ELA notebook. Use your Computech Writing Standards sheet to help you with writing. Use any Ch. 3 vocabulary words that will help make yours a better paragraph.
  4. Finish EdPuzzle: Narrative Voice
  5. Finish Liberty’s Kids Ep. 1 – Boston Tea Party

Quill: Capitalization Practice and Review

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 9/23/21

 

***If McAlary did not yet see your Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions in your History notebook, I need you to show me today or tomorrow

 

ASSIGNMMENTS –

  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary quiz Fri., 9/24STUDY!!!
  • Reading Log #5 due Fri., 9/24
  • Using the information in your notes from the Events Leading up to the American Revolution, write one good paragraph explaining which of the nine events was the most egregious (worst) that happened in the lead-up to the American colonists declaring independence from Britain. This paragraph should be written from your Historical Journal character’s point of view and into your ELA notebook. Use your Computech Writing Standards sheet to help you with writing. Use any Ch. 3 vocabulary words that will help make yours a better paragraph. Due Fri., 9/24
  • EdPuzzle: Narrative Voice due Fri., 9/24 by 9:00 PM
  • Liberty’s Kids Ep. 1: Boston Tea Party due Mon. 9/27 – you are required to complete the support sheet that goes with the video. If you find there is information you might need for your upcoming Narrative, write that information/those notes into your ELA notebook (this part is not required, but may assist in helping you remember historical facts from the time you will be writing about)
  • All Absent/Late work due NLT Tues., 10/5

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Finish your one good paragraph:
    Using the information in your notes from the Events Leading up to the American Revolution, write one good paragraph explaining which of the nine events was the most egregious (worst) that happened in the lead-up to the American colonists declaring independence from Britain. This paragraph should be written from your Historical Journal character’s point of view and into your ELA notebook. Use your Computech Writing Standards sheet to help you with writing. Use any Ch. 3 vocabulary words that will help make yours a better paragraph.
  3. Liberty’s Kids Ep. 1: Boston Tea Party
  4. STUDY FOR Ch. 3 vocabulary quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 9/22/21

 

***Today McAlary will be checking the following assignments:

  • Historical Journal #3 in ELA Notebook
  • Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions in History notebook
  • Events Leading up to the American Revolution

 

Two important things:

  • There should be NO student on a Teams chat during Core class. Period. No discussion. The only tabs open on your device are websites that are being used that day for Core class (McAlary’s website > Daily Information page; Google Classroom (but NOT another Classroom besides McAlary’s); today – Quizizz, possibly Quizlet for vocab, and/or Quill – end of list)
  • No more FUSD Minecraft in class

 

ASSIGNMMENTS –

  • Literary Devices Quizizz due TODAY by 9:00 P.M. Get this done in Core today while I am checking the assignments mentioned above
  • Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution (proofreading) due TODAY
  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary quiz Fri., 9/24STUDY!!!
  • Reading Log #5 due Fri., 9/24
  1. Using the information in your notes from the Events Leading up to the American Revolution, write one good paragraph explaining which of the nine events was the most egregious (worst) that happened in the lead-up to the American colonists declaring independence from Britain. This paragraph should be written from your Historical Journal character’s point of view and into your ELA notebook. Use your Computech Writing Standards sheet to help you with writing. Use any Ch. 3 vocabulary words that will help make yours a better paragraph. Due Fri., 9/24

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

WORK ON (these are listed in the order in which they are due):

 

  1. Literary Devices Quizizz
  2. Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution
  3. One good paragraph explaining which of the nine events was the most egregious (worst) that happened in the lead-up to the American colonists declaring independence from Britain. Use your Computech Writing Standards sheet to help you with writing.
  4. Study History Ch. 3 vocabulary (which can be used in your one good paragraph - !!!!)

 

 

During class McAlary will be walking through class giving you all a username and password for Quia.com. Create a new Google doc and title it Usernames and Passwords and have this tab open and ready to add your Core username and password for Quia. You should also write it into your Planner/HW notebook. You need to have access to this information at all times.

 

 

 

 

 

Week #6 September 21-24, 2021

Tuesday 9/21/21

 

***Check for your name, then one person from each table group collect the Thirteen Colonies map and place neatly in the Core tray (many of you turned this in on Friday)

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook; due TODAY (23 terms)
  • Historical Journal #3: Colonial setting due TODAY into ELA Notebook (Prompt below, and also in Google Classroom and on McAlary’s website > Daily Information
  • ELA vocabulary (three WORDS) into ELA Notebook – terms and definitions due TODAY
  • Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution (proofreading) due Wed., 9/22
  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary quiz Fri., 9/24STUDY!!!
  • Events Leading up to the American Revolution due Wed., 9/22 (should be completed IN CLASS TODAY)

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

WORK ON (these are listed in the order in which they are due):

 

  1. Events Leading up to the American Revolution
  2. Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook
  3. Historical Journal #3
  4. Three ELA vocabulary words
    New vocab words:  dialogue, pacing, style

Link To Literary Devices website (again): https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/
You will need to type “pacing” into the search bar on this website to get its definition

  1. Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution
  2. Study your Ch. 3 vocabulary for Friday’s quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 9/17/21

 

***IMMEDIATELY*** One student at each table group collect the Reading Logs and place neatly into Core tray

 

FYI regarding the Tik Tok Challenge - this is an excerpt from the email staff received from Principal Childs:
"Any student that engages in such activity will face appropriate consequences (suspension, criminal charges, etc.) for the action committed as these actions are inclusive of sexual harassment, vandalism, and obscene gestures that we will not tolerate."

 

ASSIGNMENTS -

  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook; due Tue., 9/21 (23 terms)
    Google Classroom has the link to Quizlet. EXPECT A QUIZ ON THESE VOCABULARY TERMS ON TUESDAY 9/21 OR WEDNESDAY 9/22!
  • Historical Journal #3: Colonial setting due Tue., 9/21 into ELA Notebook (Prompt below, and also in Google Classroom and on McAlary’s website > Daily Information
  • ELA vocabulary (three WORDS) into ELA Notebook – terms and definitions due Tue., 9/21

 

New vocab words:  dialogue, pacing, style

Link To Literary Devices website (again): https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/
You will need to type “pacing” into the search bar on this website to get its definition

 

  • Thirteen Colonies Map due Tue., 9/21
  • Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution (proofreading) due Wed., 9/22
  • Study Ch. 3 vocabulary terms for the quiz

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

WORK ON (these are listed in the order in which they are due):

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook
  3. Historical Journal #3
  4. ELA Vocabulary words (three terms)
  5. Thirteen Colonies map
  6. Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution
  7. Study Ch. 3 vocabulary terms

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 9/16/21

 

ASSIGNMENTS (every student is expected to write the assignments into their planner/HW notebook immediately upon entering Core class)  

 

  • EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us - The Rebels, part 2 (notes into History notebook) due TODAY
  • Reading Log #4 due Fri., 9/17
  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook; due Tue., 9/21 (23 terms)
    Google Classroom has the link to Quizlet
  • Historical Journal #3: Colonial setting due Tue., 9/21 into ELA Notebook (Prompt below, and also in Google Classroom and on McAlary’s website > Daily Information
  • ELA vocabulary (three WORDS) into ELA Notebook – terms and definitions due Tue., 9/21

 

New vocab words:  dialogue, pacing, style

 

  • Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution (proofreading) due Wed., 9/22
  • Study Ch. 3 vocabulary terms

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

Classroom Policy is that you ask Ms. McAlary before leaving class to use the bathroom, get a drink, etc. No student should be signing out without asking first – there may be a line in front of you!

 

WORK ON (these are listed in the order in which they are due):

 

  1. BrainPop: French and Indian War
  2. EdPuzzle: Narrative Writing – How to Write Fiction that Comes Alive
  3. EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us: The Rebels part 2
  4. History Ch. 3 vocabulary into History notebook
  5. Historical Journal #3: Setting
    It is now the year 176 Your character/persona has passed the journal down to a descendent (you get to create a new character/persona who is living in the American Colonies in 1765). Your character lives in one of the three areas: the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, or the Southern Colonies. Your journal must describe the setting of your colony, the activities you see/experience happening around you in the location in which you are living, and what is happening within your own family. If you look at the textbook, you will see that the British Crown imposed the Stamp Act in 1765 on the colonists. How does that affect your character/persona, your family, etc.?
  6. Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution

 

As of 8:00 A.M. this many students have completed each of the digital assignments:

 

                                    Rebels pt. 2                Narrative Writing                    BrainPop                    Quill

3-4                              26/34                         24/34                                     16/34                         11/34

5-6                               20/31                         17/31                                     20/31                         5/31

7-8                               20/31                         26/31                                     22/31                         4/31

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 9/15/21

 

ASSIGNMENTS (every student is expected to write the assignments into their planner/HW notebook immediately upon entering Core class)  

 

  • BrainPop: The French and Indian War due TODAY
  • EdPuzzle: Narrative Writing – How to Write Fiction that Comes Alive (notes into ELA notebook) due TODAY
  • EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us - The Rebels, part 2 (notes into History notebook) due Thu., 9/16
  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook; due Tue., 9/21 (23 terms)
    Google Classroom has the link to Quizlet
  • Study Ch. 3 vocabulary terms
  • Historical Journal #3: Colonial setting due Tue., 9/21 into ELA Notebook (Prompt below, and also in Google Classroom and on McAlary’s website > Daily Information
  • Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution (proofreading) due Wed., 9/22

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

IF YOU ARE TURNING IN DIGITAL LATE/ABSENT WORK McALARY WILL NEVER KNOW TO LOOK FOR IT UNLESS YOU FILL OUT THE PLEASE GRADE MY DIGITAL ASSIGNMENT FORM. ONCE YOU HAVE FILLED THAT OUT AND SUBMITTED IT, McALRY WILL KNOW TO GO GRADE THAT ASSIGNMENT.

 

WORK ON (these are listed in the order in which they are due):

 

  1. BrainPop: French and Indian War
  2. EdPuzzle: Narrative Writing – How to Write Fiction that Comes Alive
  3. EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us: The Rebels part 2
  4. History Ch. 3 vocabulary into History notebook
  5. Historical Journal #3: Setting
    It is now the year 176 Your character/persona has passed the journal down to a descendent (you get to create a new character/persona who is living in the American Colonies in 1765). Your character lives in one of the three areas: the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, or the Southern Colonies. Your journal must describe the setting of your colony, the activities you see/experience happening around you in the location in which you are living, and what is happening within your own family. If you look at the textbook, you will see that the British Crown imposed the Stamp Act in 1765 on the colonists. How does that affect your character/persona, your family, etc.?
  6. Quill: Colonial Life in the American Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 9/14/21

 

ASSIGNMENTS (every student is expected to write the assignments into their planner/HW notebook immediately upon entering Core class) -

 

  • BrainPop: The French and Indian War due Wed., 9/15
  • EdPuzzle: Narrative Writing – How to Write Fiction that Comes Alive (notes into ELA notebook) due Wed., 9/15
  • EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us - The Rebels, part 2 (notes into History notebook) due Thu., 9/16
  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook; due Tue., 9/21 (23 terms)
    Google Classroom has the link to Quizlet
  • Study Ch. 3 vocabulary terms

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK. TIGER time is silent reading (only) time.

 

McAlary has bookmarks for all students today!!! I will need a volunteer to walk around with the bin so students can choose ONE bookmark for themselves.

 

Today during Core Ms. McAlary will check the following assignments:
 

  • ELA vocabulary (8 terms in your ELA Notebook)
  • Inquiry Journal p. 5455 and p. 6061
  • Historical Journal #2; (Historical Journal #3 will be assigned tomorrow, Wed., 9/15)

 

WORK ON (IN ORDER):
 

  1. Correct Inquiry Journal p. 54-55; then p. 60-61 as a class

 

After correcting the IJ pages as a class, McAlary will walk around and check the ELA notebook for vocabulary words and then Historical Journal #2
 

  1. BrainPop: The French and Indian War
  2. EdPuzzle: Narrative Writing – How to Write Fiction that Comes
  3. EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us - The Rebels, part 2
  4. History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook
  5. Study Ch. 3 vocab terms

 

 

 

 

 

Week #5 September 13-17, 2021

Monday, 9/13/21

 

Today during Core Ms. McAlary will check the following assignments:
 

  • ELA vocabulary (8 terms in your ELA Notebook)
  • Inquiry Journal p. 5455 and p. 60-61
     

Tomorrow McAlary will check :

 

  • Historical Journal #2

 

ASSIGNMENTS (every student is expected to write the assignments into their planner/HW notebook immediately upon entering Core class) -

 

  • BrainPop: The French and Indian War due Wed., 9/15
  • EdPuzzle: Narrative Writing – How to Write Fiction that Comes Alive (notes into ELA notebook) due Wed., 9/15
  • EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us - The Rebels, part 2 (notes into History notebook) due Thu., 9/16
  • History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms/definitions into History notebook; due Tue., 9/21 (23 terms)
    Found in Classroom in the link to Quizlet

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK

 

SCHEDULE/WORK ON (in order!):

  1. Historical Journal #2 – Food!
  2. BrainPop: French and Indian War
  3. EdPuzzle: Narrative Writing – How to Write Fiction that Comes Alive (notes into ELA notebook)
  4. EdPuzzle: America The Story of Us - The Rebels, part 2 (notes into History notebook)
  5. History Ch. 3 vocabulary terms into History notebook

 

Volleyball: 2:00 release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 9/10/21

 

***One student from each table group collect the Reading Logs and place neatly in the Core try IMMEDIATELY. The Reading Logs should be done before class, so if any group member is not done do not collect theirs. When those students finish they are to put their Reading Log into the Late/Absent tray.

 

Assignments -

  • The Middle Colonies Share section due TODAY – look through the Padlet and pick your four favorites. Put the students’ names into the boxes, and then say why you liked it. If you submitted your hyper doc you will have to unsubmit to edit. If, for some unknown reason, you STILL cannot edit, you need to create a Google doc and list the activities, which four you liked best and the students’ name who created them, and why you liked them.
  • ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due TODAY

descriptive language, literary techniques, personification

Use the same link to look up the definitions (except one, which you will have to Google):

            https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/
 

  • Ch. 2, L5 An American Identity Grows – Inquiry Journal p. 60-61 due TODAY
  • BrainPop: Building the 13 Colonies due TODAY
  • The Colonies Triple Venn diagram due Mon., 9/13 at the start of Core
  • Historical Journal #2 – Food! Due Monday, 9/13 – prompt is in Google Classroom

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK

 

SCHEDULE/WORK ON:

 

  • ELA vocabulary into ELA Notebook
  • The Middle Colonies Share section
  • Ch. 2, L5: An American Identity Grows and Inquiry Journal p. 60-61
  • BrainPop: Building the 13 Colonies
  • The Colonies Triple Venn diagram
  • Historical Journal #2 – Food! – into ELA notebook

 

Assignments McAlary will check when she returns:

  • ELA vocabulary:
    theme, simile, metaphor, protagonist, antagonist

And: descriptive language, literary techniques, personification

  • Inquiry Journal p. 54-55 The Southern Colonies
  • Inquiry Journal p. 60-61 An American Identity Grows
  • Triple Venn diagram
  • Historical Journal #2 – Food!

 

What can you do if EVERYTHING is finished and turned in?

  • Read silently
  • Do homework from another class
  • Go to the Games OK for School on McAlary’s website (mcalarycore8.educatorpages.com) and choose a game
    BrainPop is always an approved game as long as you use earphones

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 9/9/21

 

***Always assume the due date on every assignment is at the start of Core class on the date the assignment is due. McAlary will specify assignments not due at the start of Core.

 

***Do not turn anything in to the Core tray while McAlary is out. If you are turning in Late or Absent Work, it goes in that tray and marked either AB or Late.

 

Assignments -

  • The Middle Colonies Share section due Fri., 9/10
  • ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due Fri., 9/10

descriptive language, literary techniques, personification

Use the same link to look up the definitions (except one, which you will have to Google):

            https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/
 

  • Ch. 2, L5 An American Identity Grows – Inquiry Journal p. 60-61 due Fri., 9/10
  • BrainPop: Building the 13 Colonies due Fri., 9/10
  • Reading Log #3 due Fri., 9/10
  • The Colonies Triple Venn diagram due Mon., 9/13 at the start of Core

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK

 

Assignments McAlary will check when she returns:

  • ELA vocabulary:
    theme, simile, metaphor, protagonist, antagonist

And: descriptive language, literary techniques, personification

  • Inquiry Journal p. 54-55 The Southern Colonies
  • Inquiry Journal p. 60-61 An American Identity Grows

 

SCHEDULE/WORK ON:

 

  1. ELA vocabulary into ELA Notebook
  2. The Middle Colonies Share section
  3. Ch. 2, L5: An American Identity Grows and Inquiry Journal p. 60-61
  4. BrainPop: Building the 13 Colonies
  5. The Colonies Triple Venn diagram
  6. Reading Log #3

 

What can you do if EVERYTHING is finished and turned in?

 

  • Read silently
  • Do homework from another class
  • Go to the Games OK for School on McAlary’s website (mcalarycore8.educatorpages.com) and choose a game
    BrainPop is always an approved game as long as you use earphones

 

***What happens if everything is NOT finished, and you are caught playing games or doing something other than Core assignments?
You will get a special trip to the office to see VP Her.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 9/8/21

 

BrainPop: Plot was due TODAY at the START of Core (Video; Worksheet; Graded Quiz). If it was not completed by five minutes into class, it is late.

***From this moment forward, assume the due date on every assignment is at the start of Core class on the date the assignment is due.

 

Assignments -

  • Ch. 2, L4 The Southern Colonies – complete Inquiry Journal p. 54-55. Due TODAY (SHOULD HAVE BEEN FINISHED BEFORE YOU CAME TO CLASS)
  • The Middle Colonies Share section due Fri., 9/10
  • ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due TODAY: (McAlary will check both sets of ELA vocab when I return).
    theme, simile, metaphor, protagonist, antagonist
  • ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due Fri., 9/10:
    descriptive language, literary techniques, personification
    Use the same link to look up the definitions:

    https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/
  • Ch. 2, L5 An American Identity Grows – Inquiry Journal p. 60-61 due Fri., 9/10
  • BrainPop: Building the 13 Colonies due Fri., 9/10
  • Reading Log #3 due Fri., 9/10

 

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK

 

As of Tuesday evening at 6:55 P.M. the status of completed BrainPops per class:

3-4: 21 Done; 13 Not Done

5-6: 16 Done; 15 Not Done

7-8: 18 Done; 13 Not Done

 

WORK ON (in order):

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. Plot Diagram CFA > Google Classroom: must be finished before the end of Core class today or it is a 0.
  3. FINISH Ch. 2, L4 and Inquiry Journal p. 54-55 The Southern Colonies
  4. FINISH the first set of ELA Vocabulary – terms and definitions into your ELA notebook
  5. Work on ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook: descriptive language, literary techniques, personification – terms and definitions into ELA Notebook
  6. Read Ch. 2, L5 An American Identity Grows – Complete Inquiry Journal p. 60-61
    ***In Clever > McGraw-Hill I assigned you a short video about The Great Awakening (all you have to do is watch to help you answer that question in the Inquiry Journal)
  7. BrainPop: Building the 13 Colonies
     

 

 

 

 

 

Week #4 September 7-10, 2021

Monday 9/7/21

 

The Monday holiday means NO LATE START FRIDAY

 

Assignments -

  • The Middle Colonies hyper doc (all parts except SHARE) DUE TODAY., 9/7
  • The Middle Colonies Share section due Fri., 9/10
  • BrainPop: Plot – due Wed., 9/8 at the START of Core (Video; Worksheet; Graded Quiz)
  • Ch. 2, L4 The Southern Colonies – complete Inquiry Journal p. 54-55. Due Wed., 9/8
  • ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due Wed., 9/8:
    theme, simile, metaphor, protagonist, antagonist
  • ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due Fri., 9/10:
    descriptive language, literary techniques, personification
    Use the same link to look up the definitions:

    https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/

     

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK

 

WORK ON (in order):

 

  1. TIGER time
  2. FINISH The Middle Colonies hyper doc (except Share) – due today
  3. FINISH BrainPop – Plot – all parts due at the start of Core tomorrow
  4. FINISH Ch. 2. L4 The Southern Colonies and Inquiry Journal p-. 54-55 – due tomorrow
  5. FINISH writing ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due tomorrow
  6. Enter new ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook – due Friday

 

KEEP IN MIND: WE WILL CONTINUE ON WITH CORE LESSONS WHETHER YOU ARE CAUGHT UP OR NOT. McALARY TOTALLY GETS THAT YOU WERE NOT IN SPACE WITH YOUR CLASSMATES FOR A VERY LONG TIME, BUT YOUR FIRST COMMITMENT IS TO COMPLETE YOUR WORK ON TIME.

TOMORROW, WED., 9/8/21, WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST COMMON FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT (CFA). IT IS ON PLOT STRUCTURE.

 

What can you do if EVERYTHING is finished and turned in?

 

  • Read silently
  • Do homework from another class
  • Go to the Games OK for School on McAlary’s website (mcalarycore8.educatorpages.com) and choose a game
    BrainPop is always an approved game as long as you use earphones

 

***What happens if everything is NOT finished, and you are caught playing games or doing something other than Core assignments?
You will get a special trip to the office to see VP Her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 9/3/21

 

***One student from each table group collect the Reading Logs for your group and place NEATLY in the front Core tray

 

Assignments -

  • The Middle Colonies hyper doc (all parts except SHARE) NOW DUE TUE., 9/7 <<
  • The Middle Colonies Share section due NLT Fri., 9/10 - <<
  • BrainPop: Plot – due Wed., 9/8 at the START of Core (Video; Worksheet; Graded Quiz)
  • Ch. 2, L4 The Southern Colonies – complete Inquiry Journal p. 54-55. Due Wed., 9/8
  • ELA vocabulary into ELA notebookdue Wed., 9/8:
    theme, simile, metaphor, protagonist, antagonist

https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK

 

 

WORK ON (in order):

                    (Yes, I am out today but you do have a lot of work you need to complete!)

 

  1. The Middle Colonies hyper doc (remember to refer to the instructions in Google Classroom before submitting your Apply activity to the Padlet – if you do not turn it in correctly I will delete it)
  2. BrainPop: Plot (you will have a Common Formative Assessment on Plot on Wed., 9/8)
  3. Chapter 2, Lesson 2: The Southern Colonies – read the chapter/lesson in your History text book to assist you in answering the Inquiry Journal questions
  4. ELA vocabulary into ELA notebook:
    theme, simile, metaphor, protagonist, antagonist

https://literarydevices.net/literary-devices/

 

What can you do if EVERYTHING is finished and turned in?

 

  • Read silently
  • Do homework from another class
  • Go to the Games OK for School on McAlary’s website (mcalarycore8.educatorpages.com) and choose a game
    BrainPop is always an approved game as long as you use earphones

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 9/2/21

 

Assignments -

  • New England Colonies Check for Understanding due TODAY. TURN IN IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  • The Middle Colonies hyper doc (all parts except SHARE) due Fri., 9/3
  • Reading Log #2 due Fri., 9/3
  • The Middle Colonies Share section due NLT Wed., 9/8
  • BRING INQUIRY JOURNAL FRI., 9/3 (p. 54-55 will be assigned)
  • BrainPop: Plotdue Wed., 9/8 at the START of Core (video; worksheet; Graded Quiz)

 

START TIGER TIME AS SOON AS YOU’VE FINISHED WRITING INTO YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK

 

GO OVER TODAY:

 

***Ms. McAlary will be out on Friday to take care of PTSO business at the bank (PTSO = Parent Teacher Student Organization). DO turn your Reading Logs in to the front Core tray, by table group, as soon as you get to class. My Sub instructions will be to mark LATE onto any Reading Logs not turned in within the first few minutes of class. After fetching my son from his school, I will stop by to pick up the Reading Logs so you can get them back on Tuesday.

 

New: 

  • Reading Log #2 is due tomorrow. If you had points taken off of your last Reading Log, look to see what you missed and fix it on this Reading Log.
  • BrainPop: Plot - go to Clever > BrainPop > this has been assigned to you. Make sure you are logging in with your school account

WORK ON –

 

  • New England Colonies Check for Understanding (due TODAY)
  • Middle Colonies hyper doc (due tomorrow); Newsflash – you will be getting The Southern Colonies TOMORROW, so get your work done on time
  • Reading Log #2 (due tomorrow)
    Only students who are NOT in school are allowed to do the digital Reading Logs
  • BrainPop: Plot

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 9/1/21

 

***You need to have out Inquiry Journal p. 42-43 during class for McAlary to check

***You need to have out your Historical Journal #1 during class for McAlary to check

If you are at home, attach these to their assignment in Google Classroom.

 

Assignments -

  • New England Colonies Check for Understanding due Thu., 9/2
  • The Middle Colonies hyper doc (all parts except SHARE) due Fri., 9/3; Newsflash – you will be getting The Southern Colonies on Friday, so get your work done on time
  • The Middle Colonies Share section due NLT Wed., 9/8

 

Schedule –
 

TIGER time – 10 minutes silent reading

 

Go over today:

 

  • Questions on New England Colonies Check for Understanding?
  • Go over The Middle Colonies hyper doc; questions?

 

WORK ON (in order) -

 

  1. New England Colonies Check for Understanding: use Ch. 2 L2 to answer these questions
  2. The Middle Colonies hyper doc

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 8/31/21

 

Assignments -

 

  • Inquiry Journal p. 42-43 (all) due Wed., 9/1 – (if you are learning from home, you can complete online, but take a screenshot of each page and save them before exiting the McGraw-Hill site);  Clever > McGraw Hill > Inquiry Journal : Ch. 2, L2
  • Historical Journal project – this is a continuous assignment that will last throughout this school year

Historical character and first journal entry into ELA Notebook due Wed., 9/1

  • New England Colonies Check for Understanding due Thu., 9/2

 

Schedule –
 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes silent reading

 

Go over today:

 

  • Inquiry Journal Ch. 2, L2: The new England Colonies p. 42-43
    If you are at home and want to turn this in with the class tomorrow, take a photo of each page with your answers and attach it to the assignment in Google Classroom. The photos must be readable.
  • Historical Journal #1: Your character must be a believable character in the setting in which you are writing (this first journal entry will be sometime in the years 1607-1620).
    In this first journal you will create your character/persona. Before writing your journal entry, make sure you can describe your setting (time and place) and family members, home, etc. The first journal entry will be August 28 or August 29. This first journal/diary entry will be within the years 1607-1620.

Your journal entries should go into your ELA notebook.

  • New England Colonies Check for Understanding: use Ch. 2 L2 to answer these questions

 

WORK ON (in order) -

  • Inquiry Journal p. 42-43
  • Historical Journal #1 (there is an example journal on Google Classroom in Writing Resources)
  • New England Colonies Check for Understanding

 

 

 

 

 

Week #3 August 30 – September 3, 2021

Monday, 8/30/21

 

America: The Story of Us – Rebels, part 1 should be turned in to the front Core tray before the end of Core today (check for your name before turning in)

 

***I need a volunteer to monitor the Teams chat – put your name on the whiteboard where indicated

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

  • Quill activity: Jamestown due TODAY, 8/30 (https://www.quill.org/?referral_code=rebecca-mcalary-5004965)
  • EdPuzzle – America the Story of Us: Rebels part 1 due TODAY, 8/30 – you may turn this in to the front Core tray (be sure your name is on your paper!)
  • Inquiry Journal p. 42-43 (all) due Wed., 9/1 – the copy machine is broken, so do this at home or bring your IJ to school tomorrow and complete it in class (you can also complete online, but take a screenshot of each page and save them before exiting the McGraw-Hill site);  Clever > McGraw Hill > Inquiry Journal : Ch. 2, L2
  • Historical Journal project – this is a continuous assignment that will last throughout this school year

Historical character and first journal entry into ELA Notebook due Wed., 9/1

Your character must be a believable character in the setting in which you are writing
(this first journal entry will be sometime in the years 1607-1620

 

Schedule –
 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes silent reading
  2. Go over today

    WORK ON (in order):
  1. Quill activity: Jamestown
  2. EdPuzzle - America the Story of Us: Rebels part 1
  3. Historical Journal: character development brainstorm and first journal – this should introduce your persona/character who is writing in the journal and talk about their setting, family, daily life, etc.
  4. Inquiry Journal p. 42-43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 8/27/21

 

***One student from each table group collect the Reading Logs (EVERYONE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON YOUR READING LOG) and place neatly in the Core tray

 

***McAlary will be walking around to check the 5 Themes of Geography vocabulary words written into your History Notebook TODAY during Core. Have your History notebook out and turned to the page where they are written

 

ASSIGNMENTS –

 

 

Schedule –

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes (McAlary will check History notebook vocab words, so have this out and opened to the correct page)
  2. Review what is due today:
  • Quill Diagnostic (3 students in each class have not completed this)
  • Inquiry journal p. 3637 – once McAlary removes the Reading Logs from the front Core tray one student from each group collect these and place them neatly into your correct Core tray
     
  1. Quill activity: Jamestown – sentence combining (Six questions total)
  2. EdPuzzle – America: The Story of Us: Rebels part 1
    This is assigned through Google Classroom. As you watch the video it will pause at certain points for you to answer questions. This is required. Once you answer, the video will resume. While on pause, use that time to also fill in the activity sheet for the video – this way you will only have to watch it once. Yes, you are required to do both sets of questions because they are not the same.

 

***If you are home on COVID protocol or are ill, you can still complete these assignments.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 8/26/21

 

GET OUT YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK AND WRITE IN TODAY’S HOMEWORK

ONCE YOU’VE FINISHED, MOVE ON TO TIGER TIME – 10 MINUTES OF SILENT READING.

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • 5 Themes of Geography Vocabulary words (11 of them) written with definitions into your History notebook; due Fri., 8/27
  • Quill Diagnostic due Fri., 8/27
  • Reading Log #1 due Fri., 8/27
  • History Ch. 2 L1: read this Lesson and complete Inquiry Journal p. 36-37; due Fri., 8/27

 

McAlary will be walking around to check the 8 Narrative Vocabulary words written into your ELA Notebook TODAY during Core. Have your ELA notebook out and turned to the page where they are written

 

Schedule –

 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes of silent reading
    (you should always have a book; if you repeatedly do not have a book and have to borrow, you will lose participation points in ELA.)
  2. One student from each table group get enough History textbooks for your group. For this activity you will need:
  • History textbook
  • Inquiry Journal p. 3637
    You may work within your group, but all students must write their own answers

 

***If you are home on COVID protocol or are ill, you should have the History textbook and Inquiry Journals to do this assignment. If you do not, go to Clever > McGraw-Hill (red and white icon) to access the student e-book and the Inquiry Journal. Take a screenshot of your answers in the Inquiry Journal before exiting because it may not save.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 8/25/21

 

GET OUT YOUR PLANNER/HW NOTEBOOK AND WRITE IN TODAY’S HOMEWORK

ONCE YOU’VE FINISHED, MOVE ON TO TIGER TIME – 10 MINUTES OF SILENT READING.

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • 8 Narrative Vocabulary words written into your ELA Notebook due Thu., 8/26
  • 5 Themes of Geography Vocabulary words (11 of them) written with definitions into your History notebook; due Fri., 8/27
  • Quill Diagnostic due Fri., 8/27
  • Reading Log #1 due Fri., 8/27

 

Newsflash: McAlary will walk around and check your vocabulary in both notebooks. DO NOT TEAR PAGES OUT OF EITHER NOTEBOOK. You do not “turn in” the vocabulary; it stays in your notebook always.

 

Schedule –

 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes of silent reading (you should always have a book; if you repeatedly do not have a book and have to borrow, you will lose participation points in ELA.)
  2. One student from each table group get enough History textbooks for your group. For this activity you will need:
    - History textbook
    - paper and writing utensil
    - your memory from 7th grade Core

And now - - -

  • Turn to Ch. 1: Changing Ideas in a Changing World (p. 4 41)
    ***You should be reading with the mind frame of WHAT IN CH. 1 WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO THE SETTLING OF THE 13 COLONIES? (Who, what, when, where, why and how questions are what you should be asking)
  • Peruse the chapter, writing down any vocabulary word/terms, facts, historical figures, etc., your group deems important within the mind frame mentioned above. All group members should be writing on their own piece of paper to ensure you get all the ideas the group has agreed on written down
  • You will have time to look through and discuss these 37 pages. Do not rush so that you do not miss important facts/information – Core is long, you have time
  • Sharing out by group: once your group has finished Ch. 1 and discussed and decided upon (and written down) the most important facts/information what in Ch. 1 would be important to the settling of the 13 colonies, we will take turns sharing out, by group, the important facts/information.
  • Be ready to add on to your own list as other groups share out what they found.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 8/24/21

 

McAlary will collect both Historian’s Toolkit notes and Geography Activity today. Be ready when McAlary says to turn in each assignment.

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • 8 Narrative Vocabulary words written into your ELA Notebook due Thu., 8/26
  • 5 Themes of Geography Vocabulary words (11 of them) written with definitions into your History notebook; due Fri., 8/27
  • Quill Diagnostic due Fri., 8/27

 

***Preview: History Ch. 1 – you and your group will be listing important facts from the chapter and sharing out in class

 

Schedule –

 

  1. TIGER time – 10 minutes of silent reading (you should always have a book!!!)
  2. McAlary collects Historian’s Toolkit notes and Geography Activity
  3. Reading Logs handed out
  4. Review yesterday’s assignments since McAlary was out; questions?
  5. Quill Diagnostic – this is a more complete diagnostic than the i-Ready because it assesses more than just reading. All 8th Core classes are doing this.
    You are expected to use your time today IN CORE CLASS to take the Quill diagnostic. If you do not finish it is not due until Friday, so you can finish on your own time

 

 

 

 

 

Week #3 August 23-27, 2021

Monday, 8/23/21

 

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • Historian’s Toolkit notes, p. HT1-HT18 - due TODAY 8/23  Take notes onto the Facts Questions Response (FQR) sheet (only).
  • Geography Activity (TCI 1.2) due TODAY 8/23
  • 8 Narrative Vocabulary words written into your ELA Notebook due Thu., 8/26
  • 5 Themes of Geography Vocabulary words (11 of them) written with definitions into your History notebook; due Fri., 8/27

 

***McAlary will hand out Reading Logs on Tuesday, 8/24

 

Schedule –

 

  • Write your Homework into your planner/HW notebook (this is a requirement; if I have to check daily or weekly for points, I will))
  • Finish up your notes for Historian’s Toolkit. Hold these
  • Finish up your Geography Activity. Hold these.
  • Get out your History notebook and go to the assignment in Google Classroom called 5 Themes of Geography vocabulary > follow the link to Quizlet. Write the terms and their definitions into your notebook.
  • Get out your ELA notebook and go to the assignment in Google Classroom called ELA Vocabulary > follow the link to Quizlet. Write the terms and their definitions into your notebook.

 

  • Study your vocabulary (both sets)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 8/20/21

 

Today we are going to check out textbooks at

Core 3-4 – 11:20

Core 5-6 – 12:35

Core 7-8 – 2:10

 

McAlary will hand out Student Schedules to you before we go. This must happen quickly, as we are first each Core. Take this schedule with you to get your textbooks.

Textbook checkout is in 55A – right at the end of our hallway.

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • History textbook Scavenger Hunt due TODAY!!! Turn in to your correct front Core tray
  • Read Historian’s Toolkit, p. HT1-HT18 - due Mon. 8/23  

***You will take notes onto the Facts Questions Response (FQR) sheet (only).

  • If you did not finish the i-Ready – REMINDER: it closes each day at 4:30 P.M. You are required to finish.
  • Geography Activity (TCI 1.2) due Mon., 8/23

 

***McAlary will hand out Reading Logs on Monday, 8/23

 

Schedule –

 

  1. Student schedules passed out; go check out textbooks in 55A
  2. Quizizz: Geography Skills quiz – go to Google Classroom, where you will find the quiz assigned to you in the Geography section:
    You are allowed to use your textbook!!!
    😊 You are allowed to work together! 😊 You must complete the Quizizz in class today.

 

Work on:

 

Once finished with the Quizizz,

  • If you have not finished the iReady Reading diagnostic, do that first
  • If you have not finished/turned in the Scavenger Hunt, finish in class
  • Look at/clean up your FQR notes on Historian’s Toolkit
  • Geography Activity (TCI 1.2)

 

Focus on doing your best and getting your work finished on time.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 8/19/21

 

***If you were absent/missed school pictures yesterday go to the gym at lunch to take your picture. These will be used to make your student ID card.

 

Come in, set down your backpack, etc. and sit quietly for McAlary to get you in a line to walk to the library.
Once back from the library:

 

HOMEWORK –

  • Turn in 1st Day packet ASAP – if you need help, let me know
  • You must have your Core supplies NLT (no later than) TOMORROW, 8/20. You must include a planner to keep track of your work/homework for each of your seven classes.
    PUT YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN YOUR BACKPACK TONIGHT.
  • History textbook Scavenger Hunt due Fri., 8/20
  • Read Historian’s Toolkit, p. HT1-HT18 - due Mon. 8/23
    ***You will take notes onto the Facts Questions Response (FQR) sheet (only).
  • If you did not finish the i-Ready – REMINDER: it closes each day at 4:30 P.M.

 

 Schedule –

McAlary goes over the day
 

  1. Cell phone policy
  2. Bathroom policy
  3. Independent Reading Challenge!!!
    Explanation and discussion
    This is green – what does that mean?

 

  1. Work on:
    - Scavenger Hunt
    - Historian’s Toolkit notes onto FQR sheet(s)

 

  1. Study FQR notes for quiz tomorrow

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 8/18/21

 

HOMEWORK –

  • Turn in 1st Day packet ASAP – if you need help, let me know
  • You must have your Core supplies NLT (no later than) Friday, 8/20. You must include a planner to keep track of your work/homework for each of your seven classes
  • Nametag is (again) due at the end of Core TODAY. If McAlary has not checked your nametag, make sure to have it finished and ready tomorrow when you walk into Core
  • History textbook Scavenger Hunt due Fri., 8/20
  • Read Historian’s Toolkit, p. HT1-HT18 - due Mon. 8/23
    ***You will take notes onto the Facts Questions Response (FQR) sheet (only).

 

 Schedule –

  • McAlary goes over today’s schedule

 

***How to do the FQR sheet in taking notes

 

  • i-Ready Diagnostic –Do your best. Do not rush (or I will restart you)
    - Take out your laptop and start it up
    - Go to Clever.com (make sure it is Fresno Unified); bookmark Clever
    - Log in as Student with your 
    4-digit@fresnou.org
    - Click on the i-Ready icon

 

  • If you finish you may take a 5-minute brain break before moving on to the next activity
  • Next activity is the History textbook Scavenger Hunt:
    Go to the front bookcase (by the door) and get a History textbook and take it to your desk
    - Get out a piece of binder paper (or get one from the front table) (or the paper you started yesterday) and write your name and Core periods in the TOP RIGHT corner
    - In the History textbook, turn to p. RA14 (Scavenger Hunt)
    - Complete the Scavenger Hunt by following the prompts in the book and writing your answers in complete sentences onto your paper.
    - You may turn in the Scavenger Hunt to the front Core tray when you finish.
  • Historian’s Toolkit:
    Read and take notes onto the FQR sheet (if you run out of room you may make your own FQR sheet onto a piece of binder paper and use that)

 

Coming up:

  • Thursday, 8/19 we will go to the Library for a tour and to check out books.
    We will not stay long, as the other Core classes are also going. If you already have a book to read, bring it with you.
  • Friday, 8/20 we will check out textbooks and you will have a (surprise) quiz – not such a surprise now, huh?

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 8/17/21

 

***If you did not turn in the Reading Inventory yesterday, it is due now. Make sure your name is on your paper, then turn in to the correct Core tray in the front of the room

 

HOMEWORK –

  • Turn in 1st Day packet ASAP
  • For Core: have your school supplies NLT (no later than) Fri., 8/20 – and McAlary forgot one item:
    ***Add a planner to keep track of your work/homework for each of your seven classes
  • Nametag is due at the end of Core TODAY. If McAlary has not checked your nametag, make sure to have it finished and ready tomorrow when you walk into Core
  • History textbook Scavenger Hunt due Fri., 8/20

 

 

Schedule –

  • McAlary goes over today’s schedule

 

  • i-Ready Diagnostic – this may take you a short time, or it may take today and part of tomorrow (both are OK). Do your best, as in, I should not have ANY student rushing through (I will restart you), nor should I have ANY student scoring below middle school level.

    - Take out your laptop and start it up
    - Go to Clever.com (make sure it is Fresno Unified); bookmark Clever
    - Log in as Student with your 4-digit@fresnou.org
    - Click on the i-Ready icon
    - If prompted, type Computech as school

 

***  The i-Ready is a diagnostic to learn what you know and how we teachers can best meet your needs

 

  • If you finish you may take a 5-minute brain break before moving on to the next activity
  • Go to the front bookcase (by the door) and get a History textbook and take it to your desk
    - Get out a piece of binder paper (or get one from the front table) and write your name and Core periods in the TOP RIGHT corner
    - In the History textbook, turn to p. RA14 (Scavenger Hunt)
    - Complete the Scavenger Hunt by following the prompts in the book and writing your answers in complete sentences onto your paper.

 

 

 

 

Week #2 August 16-20, 2021

Monday 8/16/21

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • Turn in 1st Day packet ASAP
  • For Core: have your school supplies NLT (no later than) Fri., 8/20 – and McAlary forgot one item:
    ***Add a planner to keep track of your work/homework for each of your seven classes
  • Nametag is due at the end of Core Tue., 8/17
  • Reading Inventory due Tue., 8/17

 

 

Schedule –

  • Pass out nametags/Attendance
  • Go over the day:
  1. Core class Syllabus
  2. Get into Google Classroom 
  3. Bookmark McAlary’s website – mcalarycore8.educatorpages.com
     

You may now put your device away
 

  1. Reading Inventory (due Tue. 8/17 upon arrival to Core)

 

Tomorrow: iReady diagnostic for Reading – you must have your charged device!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 8/13/21

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • When you receive your 1st Day packet, go over its contents with your family and bring back any/all forms ASAP
  • For Core: have your school supplies NLT (no later than) Fri., 8/20 – and McAlary forgot one item:
    ***Add a planner to keep track of your work/homework for each of your seven classes
  • Nametag is due at the end of Core Tue., 8/17

 

 

Schedule –

 

  • Attendance
  • Letter to your future self on June 10, 2022: you must include the following:
    - What will a successful school year look and feel like at the end of the year?
    - What are you looking forward to this year?
    - What do you like to do in your free time?
    - What activities do you plan to join at Computech?
    - What lights you up? What makes you happy?

THIS LETTER WILL BE HAND-WRITTEN ONTO BINDER PAPER. IT IS DUE AT THE END OF CORE CLASS TODAY.

 

  • Nametags:
    Once finished with the Letter to Yourself and you have turned it in to the correct Core tray, fold the provided cardstock paper into thirds LENGTHWISE (hot dog, not hamburger). Ms. McAlary’s is in the front of the room (on the cart) as an example. If you need help, please ask because we cannot get any more cardstock from the office
    - Onto your folded nametag you will write your first and last name in pencil large enough for McAlary to see from the front of the room (you will use colored pencils or markers to color this in later)
    - Inside the folded area of the nametag you will answer these three questions:
         - What subjects do you love and hate the most? Why?
         - What are your greatest worries socially?
         - What are your greatest strengths?

 

 

 

Week #1 August 12-13, 2021

Thursday, 8/12/21

 

Welcome to Computech for your in-person 8th grade year!

 

HOMEWORK –

 

  • When you receive your 1st Day packet, go over its contents with your family and bring back any/all forms ASAP
  • For Core: have your school supplies NLT (no later than) Fri., 8/20 – and McAlary forgot one item:
    ***Add a planner to keep track of your work/homework for each of your seven classes

 

 

Schedule –

 

  • Attendance – McAlary will call out your last name. Please respond with a raised hand and “HERE!” so I can start putting names to faces
  • Room tour
  • McAlary’s B2S slide deck