December 10

Lesson Plans for December 10-21

8th Grade English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on author’s position speeches

Tuesday–work on author’s position speeches

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–work on author’s position speeches

Friday–work on author’s position speeches

Monday–turn in author’s position speeches

Tuesday–exam day–no class

Wednesday–exam day–no class

Thursday–exam day–no class

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Friday–Free Tech Friday (if we’ve had good behavior this week)

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–no class

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–exam day for 8th period

December 5

Lesson Plans for December 3-7

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Motivational Monday”–Kickstart your week by thinking about WHAT or WHO motivates you to do your BEST in everything you do.  Explain how this WHAT or WHO motivates you.
  • Complete the word study connections chart linked below.  The words are from your vocabulary.com “Persuasion and Argument” list.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com– “Persuasion and Argument” due December 7 and “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • We will create an organizer for our persuasive paper today.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Would you rather be the Grinch or the Elf?  Explain your answer.
  • Watch a video on Flocabulary about writing effective thesis statements and answer the questions.
  • Participate in a class activity–identifying the most effective thesis statement

Thursday

  • UIL Competition Day–no school

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you would love to get for Christmas?  Explain why.
  • Take notes on Thesis Statements/Claims in English notebooks.
  • Complete an assignment on writing effective thesis statements.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Motivational Monday”–Kickstart your week by thinking about WHAT or WHO motivates you to do your BEST in everything you do.  Explain how this WHAT or WHO motivates you.
  • Complete the word study connections chart linked below.  The words are from your vocabulary.com “Persuasion and Argument” list.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com– “Persuasion and Argument” due December 7 and “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • We will create an organizer for our persuasive paper today.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Would you rather be the Grinch or the Elf?  Explain your answer.
  • Watch a video on Flocabulary about writing effective thesis statements and answer the questions.
  • Participate in a class activity–identifying the most effective thesis statement

Thursday

  • UIL Competition Day–no school

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you would love to get for Christmas?  Explain why.
  • Take notes on Thesis Statements/Claims in English notebooks.
  • Complete an assignment on writing effective thesis statements.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–cont. working on MUN media project.

Tuesday–cont. working on MUN media project.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–no school

Friday–Finish your MUN media project.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Thursday–no school

Friday–Typing Club

 

November 25

Lessons for November 26-November 30

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”– Study both images linked in this post.  What are your initial thoughts about the images? How does this information connect with accomplishing the goals you set for this semester?
  • Watch the TED Talk video on time management linked to this post.
  • Complete the activity attached to the video.    

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Hashtag Tuesday”–Come up with two hashtags to describe your Thanksgiving break.  Explain why you picked those hashtags.
  • Watch the Scope video about smartphones.
  • Read the article “Are Phones Making Us Zombies?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”– Would you rather be a zombie or a vampire?
  • Begin discussing the topic for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”– Study the image linked to this post.  How accurate do you think the information is for you? Explain your answer.
  • Continue brainstorming for our persuasive paper.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
  • Continue brainstorming for our persuasive paper.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”– Study both images linked in this post.  What are your initial thoughts about the images? How does this information connect with accomplishing the goals you set for this semester?
  • Watch the TED Talk video on time management linked to this post.
  • Complete the activity attached to the video.    

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Hashtag Tuesday”–Come up with two hashtags to describe your Thanksgiving break.  Explain why you picked those hashtags.
  • Watch the Scope video about smartphones.
  • Read the article, “Are Phones Making Us Zombies?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”– Would you rather be a zombie or a vampire?
  • Continue brainstorming the topic for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”– Study the image linked to this post.  How accurate do you think the information is for you? Explain your answer.
  • Read the article, “Should Your Parents Control Your Cell Phone?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
  • Write a flash draft of our persuasive paper.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Finish brainstorming ideas for MUN media project.

Tuesday–Work on MUN media project.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Work on MUN media project.

Friday–Same as Thursday.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Tuesday–Work on Typing Club.

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Thursday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Friday–Free Tech Friday

November 4

Lesson Plans for November 5-9

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Click on the image linked below. What are you specifically doing to work toward your goal?  What can you do differently?
  • Finish taking notes over Persuasive Language.

Tuesday

  • Study for your Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Complete your Word Study List 2 Quiz.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Weather Wednesday”–Describe what you consider to be the perfect weather.  Explain why.
  • Work on appropriate questions we could ask at the career fair this afternoon.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Two-Things Thursday”–What are two things you have done this week to accomplish your daily goals?
  • Read a persuasive paper and analyze it as a class.  What makes it persuasive?

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.
  • Put notes on Persuasive Techniques in your English notebook–match the terms to what we “noticed” in the speech yesterday.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Click on the image linked below. What are you specifically doing to work toward your goal?  What can you do differently?
  • Finish taking notes over Persuasive Language.

Tuesday

  • Study for your Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Complete your Word Study List 2 Quiz.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Weather Wednesday”–Describe what you consider to be the perfect weather.  Explain why.
  • Work on appropriate questions we could ask at the career fair this afternoon.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Two-Things Thursday”–What are two things you have done this week to accomplish your daily goals?
  • Read a persuasive paper and analyze it as a class.  What makes it persuasive?

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.
  • Put notes on Persuasive Techniques in your English notebook–match the terms to what we “noticed” in the speech yesterday.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Turn in the final resolution about world issue for Model UN.

Tuesday–Work on line numbers on our resolutions.

Wednesday–No class due to Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Finish line numbering our resolutions.

Friday–No class due to pep rally schedule.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Digital Citizenship topic

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module

Thursday–pep rally

Friday–Same as Wednesday

September 23

Lesson Plans for September 24-28

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Mindset Monday–Write about a mistake you have made. What lessons did you learn from that mistake? Explain thoroughly.
  • Paste the Growth Mindset matching activity into your English notebook, page 41.
  • Complete Growth Mindset gallery walk activity in groups.

Tuesday

  • Complete Step One of Mentor Sentences #2–Identifying Subjects and Verbs–discuss as a class.
  • Copy Parts of a Sentence Review notes in your English notebook.
  • Complete the practice activity as a class.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be able to live 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future?  Explain your answer.
  • Begin working on Word Study List #1 Choice Board–activities are due next Thursday, October 4.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Thinking Thursday–Think of someone you truly admire.  What qualities do you like about that person? Explain why those qualities are admirable.
  • Update our student blogs and sign up for the 2018 Edublogs Blogging Challenge.
  • Sign up for helpful Chrome extensions.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Copy Types of Affixes notes in your English notebook.
  • Paste common roots, prefixes, and suffixes lists in your English notebook.
  • Work on Word Study List #1 Choice Board.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Mindset Monday–Write about a mistake you have made. What lessons did you learn from that mistake? Explain thoroughly.
  • Paste the Growth Mindset matching activity into your English notebook, page 41.
  • Complete Growth Mindset gallery walk activity in groups.

Tuesday

  • Complete Step One of Mentor Sentences #2–Identifying Subjects and Verbs–discuss as a class.
  • Copy Parts of a Sentence Review notes in your English notebook.
  • Complete the practice activity as a class.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be able to live 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future?  Explain your answer.
  • Begin working on Word Study List #1 Choice Board–activities are due next Thursday, October 4.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Thinking Thursday–Think of someone you truly admire.  What qualities do you like about that person? Explain why those qualities are admirable.
  • Update our student blogs and sign up for the 2018 Edublogs Blogging Challenge.
  • Sign up for helpful Chrome extensions.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Copy Types of Affixes notes in your English notebook.
  • Paste common roots, prefixes, and suffixes lists in your English notebook.
  • Work on Word Study List #1 Choice Board.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Complete the Model UN Scavenger Hunt–discuss new manual.

Tuesday–Begin working on Model UN country research.

Wednesday–no class due to Wednesday schedule

Thursday–Work on Model UN country research–due next Tuesday at the end of class.

Friday–no class due to high school pep rally

7th/8th Grade Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Digital Citizenship topic

Wednesday–Coding challenge with Mrs. Cooper

Thursday–pep rally

Friday–Typing Club