Welcome back! I’m looking forward to a great year!
The 2nd 9 weeks have started and we are beginning to work with the novel Hatchet. We have a class set of books but it will be very beneficial to students if they also have a copy at home. You can log into Clever using the student’s lunch number as their username and password. If at any point you want to reinforce ELA skills you can have your child work on the iReady program.
HW 10/18/18- Due 10/19/18.
We have reviewed survival stories and read an excerpt from a survival specialists on how to handle the situation. Students were allowed to take the packet we read in class home. Students should review the 10 steps to survival. Students need to create their own personal list of 10 items to have in their survival kit. For each item they need to explain why it was selected. Also, students should provide 5 steps for their very own survival plan if they were to venture into the wilderness.
Project 1 Due on 10-11 or 10-12 depending on class period
Students have been given create your own country handouts in class. This is a creative project and in many instances it helps students achieve a better grade. Although you may see 8th grade within the text this is the assignment for all of my 6th grade students this year. Read through the guidelines and the rubric provided, if you still have questions feel free to email me at email@example.com This is meant to be a creative project. Students should not just copy and paste information from the internet. DO NOT USE AN EXISTING COUNTRY! If you choose the language for task 4 (option 2) you must create/invent a language.
Students can use the link above if they have lost the original paperwork.
HW 10-1-18- If students have not done so they need to inish the Milton Hershey and Ben Franklin packets. These need to be turned in to me or the students will begin losing points on the assignment.
HW 9/27/18 Students need to complete the Milton Hershey Close Read assignment including the questions and writing task attached to the article.
Timed Essay for a major grade 9/17/18
HW 9/14/18- Students need to complete the outline that we started in class for the Steve Jobs Essay Prompt. Students will be able to use the outline for their timed essay major test grade.
Students should outline their three body paragraphs. We agreed in class that the essay prompt is essentially asking- How has Steve Jobs Commencement Address influenced you to make life choices regarding your education, career, and family.
The Steve Jobs speech is divided into 3 stories, which students have already outlined. Therefore, body paragraph 1 is the 1st story, body paragraph 2 is the 2nd story, and body paragraph 3 is the 3rd story. In each of these body paragraphs students should answer the following questions
- What about this story has influenced your life choices about education?
- What about this story has influenced your life choices concerning the career/job that you want?
- What about the story has influenced your life choices about your family?
They should answer each of these questions for each of Steve Jobs three stories within his commencement address.
To Link to a you tube video of the Steve Jobs Commencement Address use this:
To link to the original prompt use this:
HW 9/7/18 Students have been given worksheets to use for summarizing the different stories within Steve Jobs commencement address to Stanford University. We have summarized the 1st story in class to serve as a model and we have worked on the 2nd story. Students need to complete plotting out main points and summarizing story two if not completed in class. Using the examples from class students need to independently complete the worksheet for the 3rd part/story from Steve Jobs speech. You may search the Steve Jobs commencement address to Stanford University on you tube to listen to the speech. Just make sure to pay attention to the shifts from story two (getting fired from apple the company he started) and story three (diagnosis with Cancer and aftermath). You may also google the Steve Jobs commencement address to Stanford University for a text version.
HW 8/24/18 (Due 8/27/18)- Students need to pick one of the famous people from the video that we watched in class. Once they have picked their person they need to detail the person’s failures and list out how that person overcame each problem to become successful. Once completed, students should write a paragraph explaining how this person serves as a role model for their daily life.
Student’s schedules are hopefully set
In the first days of school we have learned classroom policies and procedures across school and in my classroom.
Policies and Procedures Quiz 8/23/18 and 8/24/18
If students have not done so, using the top half of P.0 (the very first page after our table of contents) they should come up with 4-6 Classroom expectations (rules, policies, and procedures) that they would like to have in my classroom.