March 31

Lessons for April 1-April 5

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 1

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– Read the following quote: “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” ~Robert H. Schuller–How can we apply this quote to having G.R.I.T.?  Explain your answer.
  • Analyze and discuss a model written argument.
  • Take notes on what makes a strong argument essay.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison–What does this quote mean to you? As always, explain your answer.
  • Review and work on last week’s Scope assignment–analyzing a debate.

Wednesday, April 3

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak? Explain.
  • Finish the Scope assignment and turn it in.
  • Vote on this week’s debate topic–homework is to complete the debate preparation notes.

Thursday, April 4

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–Make a list of three things you like to do when you’re bored.  Explain.
  • Work on Word Study List #6 or debate notes for tomorrow.
  • Advanced English will debate today–have notes ready.

Friday, April 5

  • 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.
  • Participate in a fish-bowl debate–notes are due for a grade.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–organize robot kits

Tuesday–organize robot kits

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–choose a PBL project

Friday–choose a PBL project

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Thursday–Typing Club

Friday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

 

March 5

Lesson Plans for March 4-March 8

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, March 4

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–During this last week of the nine weeks (and the week before spring break), what is a way you can show your G.R.I.T.?
  • Participate in a G.R.I.T. activity.  Explain.

Tuesday, March 5

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tell Us About It Tuesday”–Tell us something you are looking forward to during spring break. As always, explain why.
  • Complete an online source evaluation activity.

Wednesday, March 6

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather be famous when you are alive and forgotten when you die or unknown when you are alive but famous after you die?  Explain.
  • Turn in Word Study #5 List (chart).
  • Finish the Web Source Evaluation activity and turn in.

Thursday, March 7

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–What are three qualities you like in a friend?  Explain why.
  • Take notes on evaluating online sources in your English notebook.

Friday, March 8

  • 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.
  • Work on tasks for Word Study List #5.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on robotics

Tuesday–work on robotics

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–work on robotics

Friday–work on robotics

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Friday–Typing club

 

February 26

Lesson Plans for February 25-March 1

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, February 25

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is one thing you can do today to better yourself?  Explain.
  • Watch a motivational video about “Grit” and discuss.

Tuesday, February 26

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–What does tenacity mean?  Name a time when you were tenacious and explain.
  • Read the Scope article ““How Are Emojis Made?” on pages 26-27 and answer questions.  Then you will fill in a graphic organizer for constructed responses.

Wednesday, February 27

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather be stuck on a broken ski lift or in a broken elevator?  Explain why.
  • Finish yesterday’s emoji article activity.
  • Finish the writer’s notebook activity– “Prized Possessions.”

Thursday, February 28

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–What are three of your pet peeves? Explain.
  • Begin working on the Word Study List #5–due next Wednesday.

Friday, March 1

  • 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.
  • Begin discussing research writing unit–how to search Google effectively; how to evaluate the credibility of online sources

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on robotics

Tuesday–work on robotics

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–work on robotics

Friday–work on robotics

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Friday–Typing club

February 19

Lesson Plans for February 18-February 22

8th Grade and Advanced English

Reminders for this week:

Word Study List #4 Digital Task Cards–due Wednesday

Word Study List #4 on Vocabulary.com–due Thursday

No Red Ink–Misused Words assignment–due Thursday

Word Study List #4 Quiz–Friday

 

Monday, February 18

  • Holiday

Tuesday, February 19

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Tuesday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Students will create a “My Favorite Everything” list in their English notebooks.

Wednesday, February 20

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather have whatever you are thinking appear above your head for everyone to see or have absolutely everything you do live streamed for anyone to see?
  • Continue working on the “My Favorite Everything” pages in the English notebooks.

Thursday, February 21

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you absolutely, positively, totally want to do before you die?  Explain why.
  • Complete the “My Favorite Everything” activity in the English notebook.

Friday, February 8

  • 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.
  • Complete the Tier 2 Word Study #4 Quiz.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Holiday

Tuesday–work on robotics

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–work on robotics

Friday–work on robotics

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Holiday

Tuesday–Typing Club or Scratch

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing club or Scratch

Friday–Typing club

 

February 8

Lesson Plans for February 11-February 15

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, February 11

  • Math Benchmark

Tuesday, February 12

  • Reading Benchmark

Wednesday, February 13

  • Science Benchmark

Thursday, February 14

  • Social Studies Benchmark

Friday, February 8

  • 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.
  • Work on WS#4 assignments and turn them in on Google Classroom.
  • Finish up NoRedInk and work on Word Study #4 on vocabulary.com.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–no class

Tuesday–no class

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–no class

Friday–work on robotics

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing club

Friday–Typing club