• Happy Friday!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/24/2020

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    Enjoy your weekend!  Even though it's only been a four day week, it still feels as though we have had a full week!

     

    Reminder:  Roar Store at lunch today!  Cash in some of your Roars for candy and prizes!

     

    Enjoy a few minutes at the beginning of class today to read silently.  I will check your reading status again on Monday.

     

    From Flesh and Blood So Cheap

     

    • Hand back the rest of the Webquests from earlier in the week.
    • Review the information that you gathered from pages 270 and 271.
    • Complete and discuss pages 272 and 273.
    • Complete the bottom of the page--discuss your answers.
    • Kahoot?  Quizlet?

     

    To Do:

     

    • Complete any missing notes from the text for Monday.
    • Work on the Vocabulary.com lesson (due Friday 1/31)
    • Read!

     

    XLT:

     

    • Read silently for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • Finish the draft of your slam poem and turn it in to me
      • Google Classroom
      • Turn in a handwritten copy
      • Make sure both names are on your poem if you are working with a partner.
    • We will practice them on Wednesday of next week--perform on Thursday.

     

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  • Throwback Thursday!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/23/2020

    crank keys

     

    Power windows?  Those were a luxury feature along with automatic locks!!  Wait, why did a person need two keys for one car?

     

    Remember that you are returning to homeroom for XLT today.  Please bring your Chromebook and your independent reading book with you.

     

    Independent Reading Status Check:

     

    • Please have your current page number ready for me.
    • Update your reading list as needed.
    • If you need to go to the library, please let me know!

     

    Flesh and Blood So Cheap:  The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

     

    • Let's review your answers for pages 267 and 268.
    • We will work on Page 269 together.
    • For Friday, please read and complete pages 270 and 271.

     

    To Do:

     

    • Pages 270 and 271 (Read and complete the text map)
    • Vocabulary.com lesson
    • Read from your independent reading book!

     

    XLT:

     

    • MCAP Testing
    • Please read quietly or color when you are finished.  Thank you!

     

     

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  • Early Release Wednesday

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/22/2020

    Early Release

     

    Please review the schedule on the board.  Remember that today is an Early Release Day!

     

    FYI--tomorrow during XLT, you will come back to homeroom for MCAP testing.  I'll give you more details about it as I receive them, but you will need your Chromebook for this assessment.  Thank you!

     

    Return the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Webquest sheet and review the answers.

     

    Finish and review the information from page 266 in the Collections book.  How were each of the floors different?  Why did the author use the word "flammable"?  

     

    Using this link to the text, please read pages 267-268 and complete the corresponding parts of the text map for Thursday.

     

    There is also a new Vocabulary.com assignment that is due next Friday.  You will find the list of words in Google Classroom.

     

    To Do:

     

    • Read and complete the text map through page 268.  
    • Vocabulary.com assignment (due Friday 1/31)
    • Read from your independent reading book (Status check on Thursday)

     

    XLT:

     

    • Read for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • Use the remaining time to work on your slam poem.
    • I will see you again on Friday!  Please try to have a completed draft by the time you leave on Friday.  Thank you!
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  • Welcome to a New Week!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/21/2020

    From Flesh and BloodTuesday

     

    I hope that you had a wonderful long weekend!  What's even better--we have another short week!

     

    Student Council Representatives:  Let's talk about Pennies for Patients!  What are some ideas that you have for fundraising?  What should our class goal be?

     

    Independent Reading:

     

    • Please read quietly as I check everyone's reading status from over the weekend.
    • Update your reading list as needed.
    • If you need to visit the LMC, please let me know.

     

    Core 3:  No Red Ink Quiz (from last week)

     

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Webquest--let's review the answers that you prepared for today.  Discuss first at your tables, and then we will review as a whole class.

     

    We are going a few articles/historical fiction stories that relate to this tragedy.  They are in our Collections book.  If you do not want to use a textbook, please use this link to follow along.  We will be filling out the text map as we read, too.

     

    Today we will begin reading from the history writing "Flesh and Blood So Cheap:  The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy".

    • Let's read the background on page 265--What is the title connection?  Text structure?
    • Starting on page 266, we need to describe the three floors of the factory.  What is the author's purpose for using the word "flammable"?
    • If there is time, we will start reading/analyzing page 267.

     

    In Google Classroom, there is a new Vocabulary.com assignment that relates to this text and another that we will read from our book.  The lesson is due on Friday, January 31.

     

    To Do:

     

    • Finish anything that we did not complete from the first two pages of the historical writing
    • Vocabulary.com lesson
    • Read!

     

    XLT:

     

    • Read independently for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • Second Step:  Lesson 14 (Handling Emotions)  Yes, Claire, there is an "If-Then" plan!!
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  • Wait, What Day Is It?

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/16/2020

    Thursday

     

    Not that you need to be reminded, but remember that you do not have school tomorrow (Institute Day) or Monday (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day).  Enjoy your long weekend!

     

    Argumentative Presentations:

     

    • Hand back rubrics from Wednesday.  If you want to make changes, please do so ASAP!
    • We need to finish our presentations today.
    • Thank you for being a great audience!
    • If you are presenting today, please turn your rubric in before you present.

     

    For the rest of class:

     

    • Take the No Red Ink quiz for this week.
    • Finish the No Red Ink lesson that is due today.
    • Did you forget about the Vocabulary.com lesson that was due yesterday?  Now is the time to finish it!
    • Revise your presentation to earn points back.
    • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Webquest- due Tuesday.
    • Read!

     

    XLT:

     

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  • Wow, It's Wednesday!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/15/2020

    Wednesday

     

    Independent Reading Check-In:

     

    • Can you please help me by passing back the reading lists from Monday?  Thank you!
    • Remember, the LMC is not open due to reading testing.
    • I will check your reading status again on Tuesday after the long weekend.

     

    Argumentative Presentations:  We continue today!

     

    • Please be a polite and respectful audience while your classmates are presenting.  
    • Turn in your rubric to me before you begin presenting.
    • If you have questions or comments for one of our presenters, please wait until the end of the presentation to do so.
    • Good luck!

     

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Webquest Activity:

     

    • Using the document in Google Classroom, access the links to answer the questions.
    • Write your answers on the sheet that has been provided for you.
    • Due Tuesday.

     

    To Do:

     

    • Vocabulary.com lesson due today in Google Classroom
    • No Red Ink lesson due Thursday.
    • Webquest due Tuesday.
    • Presentations
    • Read!

     

    XLT:

     

    • Please read quietly for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • I've found a few more poems for us to watch to give us more ideas.
    • Work on your poem--who would like to share at the end of class?
    • Remember--your poem is due on 1/24!

     

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  • Terrific Tuesday!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/14/2020

    smile

     

    Homeroom Student Council Reps:  Are there any announcements that you need to share with us?

     

    First things first...

     

    • Please take your IDR book with you to the library for testing.
    • Sit quietly at your tables until everyone is finished.
    • Thank you for your cooperation!

     

    Please turn in your 3-2-1 sheets from Monday if you have not done so already.  Thank you!

     

    Argumentative Presentations:  We continue today!

     

    • Please be a polite and respectful audience while your classmates are presenting.  
    • Turn in your rubric to me before you begin presenting.
    • If you have questions or comments for one of our presenters, please wait until the end of the presentation to do so.
    • Good luck!

     

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Webquest Activity:

     

    • Using the document in Google Classroom, access the links to answer the questions.
    • Write your answers on the sheet that has been provided for you.
    • Due Thursday.

     

    To Do:

     

    • Vocabulary.com lesson due Wednesday in Google Classroom
    • No Red Ink lesson due Thursday.
    • Webquest due Thursday.
    • Presentations
    • Read!

     

    XLT:

     

    • Please read for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • Second Step:  Lesson 13--The Role of Emotions

     

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  • Welcome to Term 4!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/13/2020

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    Today we begin Term 4.  Please double check your schedule to see if you are going to health class instead of PE this term.

     

    We will do the super short reading test in the library at the beginning of our class period tomorrow.  Please bring your IDR book with you to read quietly while you wait.

     

    There is no school for students on Friday as it is a Teacher Institute Day.  Enjoy your long weekend!

     

    Independent Reading:

     

    • What have you read so far this term?  Please turn in your reading list sheet for me to review it.
    • I will check your reading status this morning, too.
    • If you need to go to the library, please let me know!

     

    Argumentative Presentations:  We start today!

     

    • Please be a polite and respectful audience while your classmates are presenting.  
    • Turn in your rubric to me before you begin presenting.
    • If you have questions or comments for one of our presenters, please wait until the end of the presentation to do so.
    • Good luck!

     

    No Red Ink:  You have a short lesson on sentences and fragments (3 parts) that is due by Thursday; quiz on Thursday.

     

    Looking ahead....we will watch a short video on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire to give us some background information.  Please fill out the 3-2-1 sheet as you watch it.  If you do not finish it today in class, turn it in at the beginning of class on Tuesday.

     

    To Do:

     

    • Be prepared for your presentation this week!
    • Vocabulary.com lesson due Wednesday
    • No Red Ink lesson due Thursday
    • 3-2-1 exit slip due by Tuesday
    • Read!

     

    XLT:

     

    • Please read for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • Second Step:  Lesson 12 (Challenge:  Friendships)
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  • We're Halfway There!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/10/2020

    Dance

     

    Today is the last day of Term 3!  Remember to check your schedule to see if you start health class on Monday.  Otherwise, your schedule will remain the same.

     

    Independent Reading:

     

    • Please read quietly while I check your reading status.
    • If you need to go to the library, let me know.
    • I will collect your reading list on Monday to make sure that you are updating it so far this term.

     

    Argumentative Presentations:

     

    • Today is the last day in class for you to work on these!
    • During class today, you may:
      • Research
      • Edit/Revise
      • Work on Slides
      • Create notecards
      • Practice your presentation
    • As long as you are working, you may listen to music.

     

    To Do:

     

    • Presentations (we begin on Monday)
    • Vocabulary.com lesson due in Google Classroom by Wednesday.
    • Read!

     

    XLT:

    • Read for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • Writer's Workshop--Slam Poems
      • What is your topic?
      • Are you working independently or with a partner?
      • Who would like to share what they have so far?
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  • MAP Testing--Take 2!

    Posted by Jill Van Camp on 1/9/2020

    Crush

     

    Thank you for all of your hard work on the Math portion of the MAP test yesterday.  Today, you will conquer ELA...are you ready?

     

    Please make sure that your device is ready for testing and that you have headphones or earbuds for the test.  Thank you!

     

    To Do:

     

    • Continue working on your Argumentative Presentation
      • Research
      • Revise and edit
      • Slides
      • Practice your oral presentation
      • We start on Monday!
    • Vocabulary.com lesson due next Wednesday in Google Classroom.
    • Read independently.

     

    XLT:

     

    • Please read quietly for the first 10 minutes of class.
    • Look at the resource in Google Classroom to help you with some other ideas for topics.
    • I will share one of my slam poems with you.
    • Hand out the worksheet that goes along with drafting your poem.
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