August 14

Lesson Plans for August 15-August 23

8th Grade and Advanced English

Thursday, August 15

  • Introductions
  • Check out Chromebooks

Friday, August 16

  • Set up Google Doc for journal writing–complete a freewriting assignment.
  • Participate in an ice-breaker activity–create a name plate.
  • First homework assignment–collect items to decorate our English notebooks–due next Tuesday, August 20.

Monday, August 19

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–What are two goals you have for yourself this school year? Explain.
  • Begin setting up our notebooks.
  • Homework assignment–collect items to decorate our English notebooks–due tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 20

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  Techie Tuesday–Write about your favorite game, app, or social media site?  Why is it your favorite?
  • Paste expectations, notebook guidelines, and blog/Remind signature pages into notebooks–due back by Friday, August 23 to receive a 100 in the gradebook.
  • Begin decorating our notebooks.

Wednesday, August 21

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: Wise Wednesday–Name five important expectations from the Daily Life handout in your notebook–discuss as a class.
  • Discuss behavior reward cards, RR breaks, and other procedures.
  • Complete group activity re: this year’s expectations for students and for me.

Thursday, August 22

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you had to throw out all but ONE of your possessions, which ONE prized possession would you keep?–Share in class.
  • Complete “Take Time for a Selfie” activity on Padlet.
  • Work on notebooks.

Friday, August 23

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  FriYay!–What is one thing you are really excited about right now?–Share in class.
  • Finish decorating our notebooks.

6th Grade GT

Introductions, syllabus, brain-teasers, challenges, and world news summaries.

August 13

Welcome Students and Parents!

I just want to take a moment to let you all know how happy I am to be back for another year at White Oak Middle School. This will be my 15th year at White Oak and my 17th year of teaching, so looking back to my first year takes a “small” stretch of the mind, but I remember how excited and nervous I was that first day as the students piled into my room. I walked up to the front of that room, looked at all those faces, and took a deep breath; however, rather than feeling intimidated or anxious, I realized I was right where I was supposed to be. I was home. To this day, my classroom is a second home to me, and as difficult as it is to say goodbye to my summer break, I look forward to that feeling of knowing I’m in “my place” and to meeting the next group of students who will share it with me. See you on Thursday!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Velde