Week of Sept 17

FRIDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries. Don’t forget that Puerto Rico and The Bahamas will both be on the quiz as well.

Activity – we worked toward creating a spreadsheet with graphs to post the results of our Geography Knowledge Assessment in our digital portfolios.

THURSDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries.

Mini-lesson / activity: How to check Synergy for your grades; where to click to get the details for each class and each assignment. If you are absent, check with Mr D to make sure you know how to do this.

RE-DO POLICY: You can re-do ANY assignment in this class. You must see Mr. D first – BEFORE SCHOOL OR DURING LUNCH – to find out how best to improve your grade.

Activity – we worked toward creating a spreadsheet with graphs to post the results of our Geography Knowledge Assessment in our digital portfolios.

IMPORTANT – While checking binders I noticed quite a few student DID NOT finish their PBIS notes from Monday. While there is no penalty now – IT WILL COME BACK TO BITE YOU LATER if you do not complete the notes.

The first five students to pass me a note with the secret word on it will get a prize. Secret Word is: Guatemala. Shhhh…don’t blab!

 

WEDNESDAY – Continents, Oceans, and North America test today. You need to make this up if you were absent. You may not complete the test at home. You must take this test in the classroom.

We also had a binder check today – if you were absent there is no need to make this up, as all four core classes will check binders weekly.

IMPORTANT – While checking binders I noticed quite a few student DID NOT finish their PBIS notes from Monday. While there is no penalty now – IT WILL COME BACK TO BITE YOU LATER if you do not complete the notes.

TUESDAY – Warm-up Continents Quiz Game       Oceans Quiz Game  

Your warm-up goal is 100% twice on each quiz before you move on to anything else.

The TEST IS ON WEDNESDAY!! Don’t forget that Greenland, Canada, The United States of America, and Mexico will be on the test as well.

PICTURE DAY TODAY – No assignments.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!! – Mr. D got sidetracked at the end of the day and did not post this very important message. The notes we took yesterday are the beginning of an extended unit on PBIS at SMS. Students must keep the notes organized in their binders for a period of time (6-8 weeks) until we take the open note test. Then the notes will be turned in and graded.

 

MONDAY – Warm-up Continents Quiz Game       Oceans Quiz Game  

Your warm-up goal is 100% twice on each quiz before you move on to anything else.

The TEST IS ON WEDNESDAY!! Don’t forget that Greenland, Canada, The United States of America, and Mexico will be on the test as well.

Mini- Lesson: Note taking skills. We watched and then discussed this short video in class.

Today’s activity – Over the next several weeks, we will tackle one to two P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) lessons. These lesson will involve note taking. SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOUR SKILLS OF ORGANIZATION AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!!

Today’s notes will cover the PBIS lesson on using the main and student offices. We will organize our notes around the three District6 mandates for success – Be Safe – Be Respectful – Be Responsible.

Student and Main Offices

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