• Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/13/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students had both periods to work on their Holocaust projects/presentations.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Work on your Holocaust project/presentation - Presentations begin on Thursday, March 19th.

    2. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

     

    6th Grade ELA

    Students took their Daily Language Quiz, were able to have some time in the lab to find additional resources for their debate topics, and then had time to meet with their debate team to work on ideas and strategies.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Work on debate

    2. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - April 15th

    3. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/12/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students spent time in the lab working on their Holocaust projects/presentations.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Work on your presentation

    2. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

     

    6th Grade ELA
    Students have been working hard on their argument skills, and are currently involved in creating an argument on one side of a debate.  Students will be participating in their debates against their opponents on Thursday and Friday of next week.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Work on debate

    2. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - April 15th

    3. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/11/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    We went over the directions for the students' projects/presentations on the Holocaust, and they hd time to work in the lab for research purposes and beginning their Google slides. Everything is due on Thursday, March 19th.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Work on your project

    2. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

     

    6th Grade ELA

    We practiced having a debate in class to prepare for their district assessment, which is a well-researched debate with claims and counterclaims. We have been practicing for a week how to do this type of writing. Groups were formed, topics were chosen, and each student was given a packet of research articles. We will be learning how to do an advanced search online as well to add to their existing sources.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Read your articles to be prepared for your group meeting tomorrow

    2. Battle of the Books Deaadline 4 - April 15th

    3. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/9/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students went to a presentation about the Holocaust with Mrs. Flowers, who is a volunteer with the Illinois Holocaust Museum, and then they had the opportunity to Skype with a Holocaust survivor, Simone Liebster.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

     

    6th Grade ELA

    Students worked on their Daily Language and argument writing with the question: Is cheerleading a sport? They had to develop a claim, and counterclaim, with evidence and reasoning.

    1. Argument writing if not finished in class

    2. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - April 15th

    3. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/6/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    We discussed Simone Liebster today, who is a Holocaust survivor, to prepare for our Skype visit with her on Monday.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

     

    6th Grade ELA

    Students took a Daily Language Quiz, and then they had time to personal read.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - April 15th

    2. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/5/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students took the last session of the ISA State Science Test today and we talked about the speaker we will be having on Monday regarding the Holocaust, as well as the fact that we are skyping with Simone Liebster, who is a 90 year-old Holocause survivor.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

     

    6th Grade ELA

    Students worked on their daily language, finished their CER-ER-CER-R about the book Duck Rabbit, shared them, and then we watched a middle school debate and discussed what our debates will look like. 

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Daily Language Quiz tomorrow

    2. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - April 15th

    3. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/4/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students took session 2 of the ISA State Science Test and then finished argument papers, that were due last Friday, and read about the Holocaust.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Science Assessment tomorrow

    2. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

    6th Grade ELA

    We went over their daily language review, had a dialogue about banning dodgeball in school, with evidence to support claims, Mrs. Campasano and I tandem read the book Duck Rabbit, and then students either worked in pairs, or alone if they chose, to develop a claim around the text with evvidence, reasoning, a counterclaim, and rebuttal.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - 4/15/20

    2. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 3/2/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students took the ISA State Science Assessment today in class. They will take part 2 and 3 on Wednesday and Thursday this week. 

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Read an keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

     

    6th Grade ELA

    During 3rd period students went to the Sandy Hook Promise assemble, then once back in class they turned in their CER about if college student-athletes should get paid, and began having a discussion/debate about it using evidence to suppoprt their ideas.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - due 4/15/20

    2. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 2/28/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students took the Star test today and turned in their argument papers.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Read and keep track of pages in your composition notebook

    2. Vocab Quiz MONDAY

    3. Daily Language Quiz MONDAY

     

    6th Grade ELA

    Students took their daily language and vocab quizzes, we disussed the article they read about making pennies, and they read articles about if college athletes should be paid and created a claim with supporting evidence and reasons.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. CER if not complete

    2. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - 4/15/20

    3. Read and keep track of your pages in your composition notebook.

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  • Daily Activities and Homework

    Posted by Kristen Walsh on 2/27/2020

    8th Grade ELA

    Students worked on their daily language, we watched a video clip of the timeline of the Holocaust, and then had time to work on their argument paper.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Argument Paper due TOMORROW

    2. Vocab Quiz on MONDAY

    3. Daily Language Quiz MONDAY

     

    6th Grade ELA

    Students worked on their daily language, we read an article about banning peanuts or not banning peanuts, found the claim and supporting evidence.

    HOMEWORK:

    1. Read the article on pennies on page 175 and answer the questions

    2. Daily Language Quiz TOMORROW

    3. Vocab Quiz TOMORROW

    4. Battle of the Books Deadline 4 - April 15th

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