Week of September 9th

MONDAY – Review routines; introduce new routines

Activity: Create a website* that serves as a digital portfolio. We will get only as far as step #13 today. It IS NOT homework to finish the website.

Learning Target: I can create my own website that will also be my digital portfolio.

Click here for Website Directions

*Students are instructed to set the website to be visible in District6 only. Students may work on their websites at home as well.

TUESDAY – Warm up: Continents Quiz – Get 100% TWICE before going on to anything else.

Activity: Phase 2 of our website creation.

Step 1: Create Pages – Your website must have the following pages: About Me, Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and your elective. (no PE page).

Step 2: Add text and images to your home page. Make sure you navigate BACK to the home page after adding pages. Add two text boxes to the page. In the first box, share what you are excited about in your first year at Scenic Middle School. In the second box, share what you are nervous about in your first year as a middle school student.

Next, INSERT an image that expresses the emotions you feel with the statement in each text box. Play around with the resizing and moving tools for each box to achieve “balance” on your home page.

WARNING!! DO NOT CLICK ADD FOOTER BUTTON! This will add the same thing to EVERY page in your site.

Step 3: Publish your site. Each every time you make a change to your site from this point forward, you MUST click the publish button for changes to become active.

Example Site

WEDNESDAY – Warm up: Continents Quiz – AND the Oceans Quiz. Get 100% TWICE before going on to anything else.

ActivityCreate a folder for each class in your in your Google Drive – Change the sharing option on each folder  to anyone in District6 can view.

Create an auto-biography in Google Docs. Tell us all about you. Information you can include would be about your family, places you’ve lived, hobbies you have. Brag a little – tell us what you are really good at. DO NOT FORGET TO NAME THE FILE – Files titles “Untitled document” will have points deducted.

THURSDAY – Warm-up:  Continents Quiz – AND the Oceans Quiz. Get 100% TWICE before going on to anything else.

Activities: Lots to do today!

Go over the scoring guide for your website (paper copies available).

Check list for tasks completed the week of Sept. 9 (paper copies available). Directions for each task linked below.

Click here for Website Directions – go to step #13

Create Pages – Your website must have the following pages: About Me, Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and your elective. (no PE page).

Create a folder for each class in your in your Google Drive – Change the sharing option on each folder  to anyone in District6 can view.

Use Google docs to write a 5-7 sentence autobiography.

How to take a photo.

How to edit a photo and save it to your drive.

Insert a photo to a doc / move a file to a folder

Inserting a file on your website.

How to  hand in your website.

FRIDAY – No Warm-up

Activity: Students have the entire period to wrap up website publishing.

See the Check list for tasks to know what needs to get done. If not completed by the end of class, this project becomes HOMEWORK.

Week of Sept. 2-6

WELCOME BACK!!

MONDAY – No School

TUESDAY – 6th grade students only.

  • Assembly
  • Campus tour
  • Shortened Schedule

WEDNESDAY – Late start; Network authentication

THURSDAY – Standard schedule

  • Continents/oceans, other water bodies, and countries pre-test
  • How to calculate assignment/test grades and GPA.

FRIDAY – First Friday Lesson: Be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible

ALICE training – What to do in the event of an active shooter.

Week of May 27th

WEDNESDAY: Warm up – Review Oceans and  Continents: (Oceania INCLUDES the continent Australia).

Review Asia. Big test on Thursday…use the geography links page to brush up on your location knowledge this week.

Activity: Once you are finished with the travel brochure, you can start preparing your presentation. Review the scoring rubric to ensure success.

TUESDAY – Warm up – Review Oceans and  Continents: (Oceania INCLUDES the continent Australia).

Review Africa. Big test on Thursday…use the geography links page to brush up on your location knowledge this week.

Activity: Once you are finished with the travel brochure, you can start preparing your presentation. Review the scoring rubric to ensure success.

 

MONDAY – NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY

Week of May 20th

WEDNESDAY – Warm up: review Europe –  can you get on the leader-board?

Or use the regional map of Europe to practice.

Activity – we are still working on the travel brochures. If you do not have three panels completed by today, you have fallen behind.

MONDAY Warm up – review South America. New leader board starts today.

Activity: Today is the introduction of a two part project. Part 1 – Create a travel brochure for the country of your choice. Read the directions and the scoring rubric carefully.

Popular travel destinations.

Lonely Planet – a great travel website.

National Geographic – more great travel ideas.

CIA Factbook – ANYTHING you need to know about the country can be found on this site.

Currency

Week of May 13

FRIDAY – warm up: review North America and Latin America (make the leader board today)

Activity – Today we reviewed the reading assignment How Governments Work. Students have an opportunity to improve their scores on this assignment.

brochures

THURSDAY – warm up: review North America and Latin America (make the leader board today)

Activity: Option to take the Governments and Econ test again today for a better score. If you were absent you can take it during lunch or before school.

WEDNESDAY – Review content from yesterday’s test.

TUESDAY – Final exam Governments and Economies

MONDAY – warm up: review North America and Latin America

Activity: Play Kahoot

This game will help you prepare for the test on Tuesday.

Activity 2: If time allows play the matching game.

Week of May 6th

MONDAY – TUESDAY: State testing for math – one day in the library and one day in study hall.

When you are in study hall you may use these resources to help fill in your matrix. Also use these study guides to prepare for a test at the end of this week. Included in these resources is information about how some of these governments are ALSO economies.

Government-and-economies-review-sheet2

governmenet and economies matching game

Week of April 29

MONDAY – TUESDAY –

Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

THE ASIA TEST WILL BE THIS FRIDAY!

Activity: World Governments Matrix – it is posted in Google Classroom. Use the links below to research world governments and fill in the matrix.

Read all of the provided material BEFORE you use your Google skills. You may need to use Google to discover which countries may use a particular form of government – verify your findings with CIA World Factbook.

There ARE governments listed that are NOT in our matrix – work around them.

Read this NEWSELA article first – Background info on the democracy models and the authoritarian (totalitarian) models of government.

Week of April 22nd

WEDNESDAY -Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

REMINDER!! If you want to improve your score on the Weather and Climate final exam – YOU MUST ATTEND a study session this FRIDAY at the beginning of lunch. (15 minutes)

Activity: How Government Works / Types of Government.

The worksheet is posted in Google Classroom. The first article is posted in GC as well. The Types of Government site is linked here.

 

TUESDAY – Warm up: A new leader-board has been posted. Can you win this round?

Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

Activity: Weather and Climate final exam.

 

MONDAY – Warm up: A new leader-board has been posted today. Can you win this round?

Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

Activity – Finish up presentations if needed. Review for TEST TOMORROW!

 

Week of April 15

TUESDAY – Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

Activity – Peer Evaluation lesson.

Peer Critique

Week of April 8th

FRIDAY – Warm up – Asia quiz by region.

Climate Notes

Topography Video

Activity – We are working toward complete proficiency and full understanding of the five major affects on climate.

Steps to success:

Edit slide show presentations as needed.

Start practicing presenting each slide.

Prepare note cards for presentation.

THURSDAY

Warm up – Asia quiz by region.

Climate Notes

Activity – We are working toward complete proficiency and full understanding of the five major affects on climate.

Steps to success:

Edit slide show presentations as needed.

Start practicing presenting each slide.

Prepare note cards for presentation.

 

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Asia quiz by region.

Climate Notes

Activity – We are working toward complete proficiency and full understanding of the five major affects on climate.

Steps to success:

Edit slide show presentations as needed.

Start practicing presenting each slide.

Prepare note cards for presentation.

MONDAY-TUESDAY – State testing – no classes were held.