August 26

Lesson Plans for August 27-August 31

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–In life, do you want things to be easy or challenging? Explain.
  • Set up sections in English notebooks, number pages, and update the Table of Contents.
  • Go over English notebook guidelines and rubric–paste rubric in notebook.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Tough Tuesday–What are your strengths?  How do you know this?
  • Complete the “I am a…” activity in our English NB.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be able to fly or turn invisible?  Explain why.
  • Begin the fingerprint activity in our English NB–respond to “How am I unique?” in our notebooks.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Thoughtful Thursday–What are three qualities of a great friend? Explain their importance.
  • Paste the fingerprint paper in our notebook and complete the assigned activity.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  Favorite Food Friday–What is your favorite food? Explain why.
  • Finish our writing assignments for the week.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–In life, do you want things to be easy or challenging? Explain.
  • Set up sections in English notebooks, number pages, and update the Table of Contents.
  • Go over English notebook guidelines and rubric–paste rubric in notebook.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Tough Tuesday–What are your strengths?  How do you know this?
  • Complete the “I am a…” activity in our English NB.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be able to fly or turn invisible?  Explain why.
  • Complete essay exam over summer reading of The Book Thief–you may use your novel

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Thoughtful Thursday–What are three qualities of a great friend? Explain their importance.
  • Begin the fingerprint activity in our English NB–respond to “How am I unique?” in our notebooks.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  Favorite Food Friday–What is your favorite food? Explain why.
  • Paste the fingerprint paper in our notebook and complete the assigned activity.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–World News Article Summary #1 due at the end of class

Tuesday–begin working on article summary #2.

Wednesday–no class due to Wednesday schedule

Thursday–work on article summary #2–due tomorrow.

Friday–world news summary #2 due at the beginning of class; creative thinking challenge

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Talk about behavior expectations; Typing Club

Tuesday–Digital Citizenship topic

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Digital Citizenship topic

Friday–Chrome extensions

August 19

Lessons for August 20-24

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday

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

Tuesday

  • 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?
  • Answer the Writing Questionnaire on Google Forms.
  • Sketch our ideal writing space in our English notebooks.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: Wishes Wednesday–If you could have one wish, what would it be?–Share in class.
  • Go over English Notebook Guidelines handout in your notebook.
  • Set up sections and tabs in our English notebooks.
  • Set up files in our buckets.

Thursday

  • 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.
  • Start decorating the front of our English notebooks.

Friday

  • 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 English notebooks.

 

7th and 8th Grade Technology:

Monday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Present our Google Slides “About Me” collages.
  • Discuss how to avoid copyright and plagiarism.

Tuesday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Go to our student blogs, update them, and discuss their use.

Wednesday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Watch a video about what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Work on digital citizenship assignments on Common Sense Media as required by WOMS.

Thursday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Watch a video about what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Work on digital citizenship assignments on Common Sense Media as required by WOMS.

Friday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Watch a video about what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Work on digital citizenship assignments on Common Sense Media as required by WOMS.

 

7th and 8th Grade GT:

Go to our GT blog at veldegt.wonecks.net.

August 15

Lesson Plans for August 16-17

8th Grade/Advanced English

Monday

  • Staff development

Tuesday

  • Staff development

Wednesday

  • Staff development

Thursday

  • Check out Chromebooks.
  • Set up Google Classroom accounts.
  • Complete an index card nameplate.

Friday

First homework assignment–collect items to decorate our English notebooks–due next Wednesday, August 22.

7th/8th Grade GT

STEM challenge

7th/8th Technology

Create “About Me” Google Slide collage