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Thursday 05-14-2020

ELA:

NEW TODAY: Final Flipgrid-see directions and link on Classroom

Writing: for the week:

  1. Pandemic Journal
  2. Post-Pandemic Vision Board

UN: DEBATE TODAY AT 1:00: Prepare by completing from Wed:

-Reflection: UN reform (notes for debate on Thurs.)

- PSA for UN topic

NEW TODAY: End of year survey: link on UN Classroom


 Wednesday 05-13-2020

ELA:

Writing: 2 New assignments for the week:

  1. Pandemic Journal
  2. Post-Pandemic Vision Board

UN:

Reflection: UN reform (notes for debate on Thurs.)

  1. do PSA for UN topic

Tuesday 05-12-2020

ELA:

Writing: 2 New assignments for the week:

  1. Pandemic Journal
  2. Post-Pandemic Vision Board

Reading: ON UN PAGE: Continue "PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT"-see directions on THE 2020 UN Classroom page!

UN:

  1. Pick a topic under "UN: Current Actions and Causes"-Complete 5w and how (from Mon)
  2. do practice PSA-see above

Monday 05-11-2020

ELA: Writing: 2 New assignments for the week:

  1. Pandemic Journal
  2. Post-Pandemic Vision Board

Reading: ON UN PAGE: BEGIN "PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT"-see directions on THE 2020 UN Classroom page!UN:

  1. Focus slip: read and answer questions: "Accomplishments of the UN"
  2. Pick a topic under "UN: Current Actions and Causes"-Complete 5w and how sheet

Thursday 05-07-2020

ELA: Of Mice and Men: Summative activity: One-Pager slides due Friday!

Study Sync: Last week for "A Time of War" theme-checklist for late/redo work due Friday

-This week is summative writing: "Lessons of War" writing due Friday: Today: proofread and revise

Soc.Stud/UN

United Nations Essential Questions "Quiz" (from yesterday)

New today: UN speech Primary Source analysis


Wednesday 05-06-2020

ELA: Of Mice and Men: Summative activity: One-Pager slides due Friday!

Study Sync: Last week for "A Time of War" theme-checklist for late/redo work due Friday

-This week is summative writing: "Lessons of War" writing due Friday: Today: Rough Draft

Soc.Stud/UN

United Nations Essential Questions "Quiz"


Tuesday 05-05-2020

ELA: Of Mice and Men: Summative activity: One-Pager slides due Friday!

Study Sync: Last week for "A Time of War" theme-checklist for late/redo work due Friday

-This week is summative writing: "Lessons of War" writing due Friday: Today: Complete outline

Soc.Stud/UN: *Join new class!!!

Today: "SOLE" slideshow


Monday 05-04-2020

ELA: Of Mice and Men: Summative activity: One-Pager slides due Friday!

Study Sync: Last week for "A Time of War" theme-checklist for late/redo work due Friday

-This week is summative writing: "Lessons of War" writing due Friday: Today: Complete outline

Soc.Stud/UN

*Join new class!!!

Today: BrainPOP video quizzes on League of Nation and UN, Exit slip on Classroom


Thursday 04-30-2020

ELA: Study Sync: "Parallel Journeys" Nonfiction Text skill assignment (Wed.) Close Read (Thurs)

OMAM: Novel/Film Comparison (Extra Credit)/ Begin Summative assignment: One-Pager slideshow set-Due next Thurs.

S.S.: SOLE:Discussion and reflection at 1:00 (if not attending, you must narrate your slides today and use the slideshow to complete your reflection)


Wednesday 04-29-2020

ELA: Study Sync: "Parallel Journeys" Nonfiction Text skill assignment (today) Close Read (Thurs)

OMAM: Novel/Film Comparison (Extra Credit)

S.S.: SOLE: Work with your group! Research and Create Slides! Discussion Thurs. at 1:00 (if not attending, you must narrate your slides today)


Tuesday 04-28-2020

ELA: Study Sync: "Parallel Journeys" read and do First Read-qz

OMAM: Quickwrites and Guided Reading Packet due

S.S.: Junior Scholastic: Survivors article, cont. : Know the News qz. (Google form)

SOLE: Pick subtopic and begin research

*PLEASE SEE THE 8th GRADE TEAM PAGE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT 8th GRADE RECOGNITION NIGHT!


Monday 04-27-2020

ELA: StudySync: Blast "Cost of War", Flipgrid response to Blast research link

OMAM: Quickwrite journals and Guided Reading packet due tomorrow!

Soc. Stud: Junior Scholastic: "Survivor" article: read and do timeline exit slip

SOLE: WWII and Human Rights: Sign up for "Big Question" on shared slideshow!


Thursday 04-23-2020

ELA:

  • Of Mice and Men: Read Ch 6 and do plot diagram-slide 3 (chapter 5 and 6)
  • Study Sync: "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat" cont: Close Read writing prompt

S.S.

  • Primary Sources: FDR Speeches
  • BrainPOP: WWII assignment (due Friday)

Wednesday 04-22-2020

ELA:

  • Of Mice and Men: Finish chapter 5/ do guided read. and quickwrites
  • Study Sync: "Blood, Toil, Tears and Seat" cont: Text. Ev. and Central Idea skills assign.'s

Social Studies:

  • Readworks assignment: WWII Propaganda Posters
  • BrainPOP: WWII assignment (due Friday)

Tuesday 04-21-2020

ELA:

  • Of Mice and Men: begin reading chapter 5
  • StudySync: "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat" first read qz.

(No i-ready this week)

Soc.Stud:

  • WWII webquest

Monday 04-20-2020

ELA:

  • Of Mice and Men plot diagram slides 1 and 2
  • StudySync: Blast: "Conflict in Communities" and
  • Flipgrid: response to 1 research link

(No i-ready this week)

Soc.Stud:

  • BrainPOP: WWII causes video and quiz
  • "Two Viewpoints" analysis on Classroom

Friday 04-17-2020

*Reminder: all work for the week must be turned in today-this week's grades will be finalized on Sunday and we will start fresh on Monday!

ELA: Friday "WIN Time": No new assignments-this week's checklist:

  • Flipgrid Thought of the Week-see agenda for prompts
  • Of Mice and Men chapter 3 and 4
  • I-Ready: 45 min. and 1 lesson passed

Soc. Stud:

  • New today: Extra Credit: Newsela article review
  • Important: sign up for BrainPOP-directions on Classroom
  • Roaring Twenties/ Great Depression: This week's checklist:
  1. Primary Source: Vanzetti
  2. Primary Source: G.D. journal
  3. mini-project: turn in article or video
  4. INTERIM: compare and contrast

Thursday 04-16-2020

ELA:

  • Flipgrid: Thought of the Week
  • Of Mice and Men: Finish Chapter 4/ do guided reading and 2 quickwrites
  • I-ready: 45 minutes and 1 lesson (by end of week)

Soc. Stud:

  • INTERIM: Roaring Twenties/ Great Depression Comparison

Wednesday 04-15-2020

ELA:

  • Flipgrid: Thought of the Week
  • Of Mice and Men: Finish Chapter 3/ do guided reading and 2 quickwrites
  • I-ready: 45 minutes and 1 lesson (by end of week)

Soc. Stud:

  • Due today: Primary source 2: Great Depression Photo Journal
  • Group mini-project begun last week

Tuesday 04-14-2020

ELA:

  • Flipgrid: Thought of the Week
  • Of Mice and Men: Chapter 3 (today and tomorrow): guided reading and 2 quickwrites
  • I-ready: 45 minutes and 1 lesson (by end of week)

Soc. Stud:

  • Due today: Primary source 1: Vanzetti's final statement APPART sheet
  • Due Wed: Group mini-project begun last week

Thursday 04-09-2020

ELA: Checklist of this week's assignments:

  • Study Sync: “A Moral Compass” writing: 50 points
  • I-ready: 45 minutes and 1 assignment passed
  • Flipgrid: Thought of the Week
  • Of Mice and Men: read ch 1 and 2

Prewriting: respond to one of the 4 prompts

Vocabulary: add definitions

Webquest: answer at least 10 questions

Quickwrite slideshow: 2 journals per chapter

Guided Reading questions

Social Studies:

  • WWI Focus Slip: causes and effects (Monday)
  • WWI writing and debate notes (Tues)
  • Roaring Twenties/ Great Depression Essential Questions (Wed)
  • *TODAY: Begin Mini-Project with group: Meet at 1:00 kolnikss

Wednesday 04-08-2020

ELA: Today is the last day for revision/redo work from last week!

  • Study Sync: SEE ASSIGNMENT ON CLASSROOM: MORAL COMPASS WRITING-today: review rough draft and revise-final draft due end of day tomorrow
  • New Unit: Of Mice and Men- finish ch 1 guided reading and begin ch 2: by end of Thurs, do ch 2 guided reading and 1st 2 quickwrite journal prompt slides: Read aloud on Meet: 9:00 finish ch 1/ 9:30 begin ch 2
  • I-Ready: 45 min. and one lesson by end of week

Soc. Stud.:

New group topics begin today: Sign up on classroom for Great Depression or Roaring Twenties

  • Today: Do essential questions chart (work with group members)
  • Tomorrow: Team up within your group and begin Mini-Project

Tuesday 04-07-2020

ELA:

  • Study Sync: SEE ASSIGNMENT ON CLASSROOM: MORAL COMPASS WRITING-today: outline (rough draft), turn in by 9:00 PM
  • New Unit: Of Mice and Men-novel unit beginning today! first read-aloud is on Meet at 9:15!!!
  • I-Ready: new week begins: 45 min. and one lessons

Soc. Stud.:

Focus Slip on Classroom: WWI causes/effects

  1. Writing prompt: WWI and League of Nations debate at 1:00
  2. New for today: Fishbowl debate notes
  3. Sign up for decade group (1920's/1930's) on classroom

Monday 04-06-2020

ELA:

  • Study Sync: SEE ASSIGNMENT ON CLASSROOM: MORAL COMPASS WRITING-today: review unit theme and brainstorm topics (see slideshow)
  • New Unit: Of Mice and Men-novel unit beginning today! Open Guided reading packet and do prereading prompt, vocabulary and webquest
  • I-Ready: new week begins: 45 min. and one lessons

Soc. Stud.:

  1. Focus Slip on Classroom: WWI causes/effects
  2. Writing prompt: WWI and League of Nations: we will debate tomorrow!

Monday 3-16-2020

ELA: 

StudySync "Mother to Son" annotation and Think Questions

Junior Scholastic: Cartoon Focus slip (classroom), read "Dying Off" article, do Flipgrid exit slip

Soc.Stud: 

Ch 22 "Quiz" on Classroom, Padlet response (see agenda)


Tuesday 3-17-2020

8th Grade ELA and Soc. Stud.: PLEASE check Classroom for agenda, updated expectations and detailed instructions!  Email Mrs. Kolnik with questions OR go to Google Meet: 9:00 kolnikela 12:00 kolnikss

ELA: StudySync: Mother to Son: Tone and Close Read

Junior Scholastic: Know the News quiz (on Classroom)

Flipgrid" respond to 3 classmates from yesterday's topic

S.S.: Read to be informed: Newsela or New York TImes (links on Classroom)-add to Padlet discussion


Wednesday 3-18-2020

8th grade

Soc.Stud.: You have 2 assignments listed on Classroom. Choose 1 to complete today, 1 for tomorrow: WWI essential questions; NY Times article Close Read

ELA: Study Sync " Ode to Thanks"

Read and do Think ? (No annotations)

Junior Scholastic:

Read “These Girls Broke Barriers” Complete “Know the News” qz on Classroom


Thursday 3-19-2020

Soc. Stud: Complete the assignment you chose not to do yesterday:  WWI essential questions; NY Times article Close Read

ELA: Skill: Poetic Structure, Close Read

Junior Scholastic: Read "Should Teens be Paid Less" and prepare for debate on Fri!


Friday 3-20-2020

ELA: StudySync Blast: A Moral Compass-be sure to write one paragraph (240 characters)

Junior Scholastic" Teen Jobs: debate at 9:00 on Meet OR on Flipgrid by 9:00 pm

Junior Scholastic: Quiz Wizard assign. on Classroom

Soc.Stud: Newsela Article Summary OR Slideshow: see instructions on Classroom!


Monday 3-30-2020

ELA:

  1. Newsela: Pick one of the assigned articles/ complete Flipgrid response paragraph (see instructions on classroom)
  2. I-ready: Complete any assigned growth check/diagnostic assess. Begin working on weekly goal of 45 min. and lesson passed.

Soc. Stud:

A. WWI Essential ? assignment on Classroom (see March 18-19 assign. if not yet completed)

B. WWI reading: Choose a material from MyON (on school website, Clever) to read. Complete a response on Padlet-see link and list of materials on Classroom.


Tuesday 3-31-2020

ELA: StudySync: Blast response

Junior Scholastic: 3 items:

a.Cartoon assign. on classroom,

b.Know the News for article "Still Separate"-see March 23 issue online

c. Extra Credit: Flipgrid response-see instructions on Classroom

Soc. Stud.:

a. focus/exit slip: WWI quotes

b. WWI essential questions-originally assigned on March 18-last day to complete

c. NEW: MyON reading and summary on Padlet-SEE CLASSROOM FOR DIRECTIONS!

d. PREPARE for SOLE discussion tomorrow: find a group of 3-5 to work with!


Wednesday 4-01-2020

ELA: Join me on Meet (kolnikela) at 9:00 w/ any questions or to discuss today's readings!

Study Sync: First read: "Mandatory Volunteer Work for Teenagers"-includes vocabulary and Think ?

Junior Scholastic: Know the News: "Why Everyone's Talking About the Census"-google form on classroom

Extra Credit: Junior Scholastic Bar Graph assignment on classroom

I-Ready: Work on minutes and lesson for the week

Soc. Stud.: Focus Activity: on classroom: Listen to "Over There" and do focus questions

Today is a SOLE activity: Join your classmates on Meet (kolnikss) at 12:00

See directions and slideshow on classroom-assignment includes a reflection sheet to do tomorrow!


Thursday 4-02-2020

ELA:

  • Study Sync: "Mandatory Volunteer Work" cont: 3 skill assignments: Author's Purpose, Compare and Contrast, and Reasons and Evidence
  • Junior Scholastic: News Alert Page, read "Should Teens have to Take Gym Every Day?"-do fishbowl notes part one (debate Friday at 9:30)
  • I-ready: 45 min and lesson due by Sunday

Soc.Stud.:

  • Focus Slip: Primary Sources
  • SOLE at 12:15-doe reflection sheet
  • New activity: WWI Propaganda Posters-Slideshow template is part of "Propaganda and Analysis of 14 Points" assignment for tomorrow!

Friday 4-03-2020

ELA:

  • Debate on Flipgrid: Junior Scholastic article about gym every day
  • I-ready: reminder: 45 min. and lesson passed is this week's goal: due Sunday

Soc. Stud:

Interim: WWI propaganda ans analysis of Wilson's 14 points

Both Classes:

  • See Google Classroom for agenda and assignments!
  • Any work assigned this week must be finished before noon on Sunday-we will start fresh on Monday!

Update: Daily new assignments will be posted on the top of page.