Week of May 7
On Monday we look at the government structure of Latin America and compare the systems found in Mexico, Brazil, and Cuba, using a triple Venn diagram. On Tuesday the students will take notes on Latin American economies, and then use data to draw conclusions as to how literacy rate, GDP, and standard of living are related. Wednesday will be dedicated to creating and reviewing a study guide for the Latin America summative test which will be conducted on Thurs, May 17. A copy of the study guide can be found here Latin American Geography and environ study guide 2018.docx. On Thursday and Friday the students will work on the final assignment of the year: “Do you want to be a millionaire? Here’s your chance!” As an upcoming entrepreneur, each student will invent a product and create a commercial that lasts up to 2 minutes to advertise it. Directions will be handed out to the students on Thursday can also be found here Oral Presentation Commercial Directions(2).docx . Also on Thursday, each student will randomly draw a number to show the order in which they will present. Please note that if you are not ready on your presentation date, there will not be an opportunity to present on another date and a failing grade will be assigned.
Success block - Thurs, May 10
Invention Presentations begin: Mon, May14
BYOD: Tues, May 15 and Wed May 16
Latin America Test - Thurs, May 17
Field Day - Fri, May 18
Next Independent Reading IR TEST will be May 14, 2018
Students finished the well-developed paragraph for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and wrote three adjectives to describe the children who win the golden ticket.
May 8 Some students worked on the well-developed paragraph for Willy Wonka and others continued to watch the movie.
1st period and 5thperiod read The Cat Ate My Gymsuit
May 9 Finish reading The Cat Ate My Gymsuit Choose which writing prompt you will complete for the well developed paragraph at the end of the novel. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit Paragraph Assessment.docx
May 10 Continue finishing the novel assessment Finish Book Report Project Presentations Students should take home their reports.
May 11 Finish watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Week of April 30
This week the students will complete taking cloze notes on Latin American culture and then answer comprehension check questions. On Tuesday, students will use this information to create a unique flag that represents elements of Latin America, including a paragraph to justify each selection. For the remainder of the week we will look at the Cuban Revolution and how it escalated to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Read 20 minutes each night.
No reading log for Quarter 4 will be required.
Final Book Report Project Due:
Week of April 23
On Monday and Tuesday we will dispel myths between real and Hollywood pirates as we begin this week's study of history in Latin America. The students will have a choice to complete 1 of the 3 activities found on this page that was provided to the students: Pirate Choice Activities.doc.
Below are some sites with biographies for those students who chose to to activity 3 (research a real life pirate):
Pirate choice activity due Thurs, April 26
Latin America Test recovery due (for those students earning under 70%): Fri, April 27
Also note that Success Block returns on Tues and Thurs this week. Please check the Palmer website for sessions and locations
Watch bainpop.com username: palmerms password: brainpop Watch the movies called Book Report, Types of Writing and Biography Answer the questions at the end click on Quiz Review Answer question 1-10 on your own paper.
Annotate Charlie and the Chocolae Factory by Roald Dahl
Underline 9 descriptive details
Circle 9 sensory details and phrases that show imagery.
Write a list on the back of the packet of 12 things you find in the factory. Example: Green meadows, Brown River, etc.
April 17 Watch two different versions of the chocolate room scene: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Tim Burtonand Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Mel Stuart. Complete the Venn Diagram in the packet. List 7 differences and 7 similarities. Write a well-developed paragraph arguing which was a better interpretation of the factory.
Week of April 16th
BYOD - Wednesday and Thursday for Test review
Latin American Geography Test is this Friday, April 20th.
Week of April 9th
Milestone Testing is Tuesday 4/10 through Friday 4/13. Get a good night sleep each night and a good breakfast:)
Week of March 26
This week the students will practice marking/annotating texts to help them write reflections that explain environmental concerns affecting Latin America. Students should have their maps from last week labeled, colored and ready for submission on Tuesday.
Physical and Political Maps due: Tues, March 27
Spring Break: week of April 2 - 6
Prepare for the Georgia Milestones
Students should also use brainpop.com username: palmerms password: brainpop
Watch videos on brainpop.com called: debate, citations, clauses, conjunctions, run-ons, fragments, and 5 paragraph essay, and research. Take the review quiz at the end to help prepare for writing.
1. Ethos Pathos Logos Quizlet:
2. Argumentative Wrting Quizlet
3. Narrative Vocabulary
Read 20 minutes each night.
No reading log for Quarter 4 will be required.
Final Book Report Project Due:
Students will finish typing their essay about keeping animals at the zoo.
Students will use the milestone study guide to prepare for the milestone end of the year assessment.
ELA: BOOK REPORTS ARE DUE MAY 2nd
Week of March 19th:
Monday-Wednesday: BYOD review for Test Thursday on Canada. Please go to Mr. Bell's blog to play review games at home.
Thursday- Canada Unit Test
Friday- We will be starting our new unit on Latin America with maps.
We will be finishing up our Argumentative writing pieces.
Week of March 12th:
We are continuing to work on our Canada Unit. Important dates to remember:
3/15 (Thursday)- Caricature due
3/16 (Friday)- Cartoon due
3/19-21 (Monday-Wednesday)- BYOD review for Canada test.
3/22 (Thursday)- Canada Test
3/13: Test on Pathos, Ethos, and Logos
We are continuing to work on our Arguementative writing pieces. If you are missing any work, check with your teacher about coming to a success block:)
Week of March 5th:
We are working on Voluntary Trade Notes in Canada this week. We are also reviewing map of Canada- political and physical each day.
We are working on our Arguementative Essays in the computer labs this week.
Week of February 26th:
I hope everyone had a restful winter break:)
Social Studies: we are continuing our Canadian Unit. Please study your Political and Physical Canada Maps each night.
BOOK PROJECTS AND READING LOGS are Due February 27th.
Week of February 12th:
We are starting our Canada Unit this week.
Political and Physical maps of Canada are due on Thursday!
We are working on Argumentative Essays this week. We had several days in class to complete the essays. Go to Mrs. Duke's blog if you need to complete and need the Argumentative checklist. These are due on FEBRUARY 26th (the Monday we return).
Week of February 5th:
Monday: Australia Government, Economics, and Maps Study Skills
Tuesday: Test review for Test on Friday (Quizlet- on Mr. Bells blog)
Wednesday: Test review - Kahoot and Quizlet
Thursday- Test review - Quizlet live and Quizizz
Friday- Australia Test
Test over Logos, Pathos and Ethos is next Monday, February 12th
Week of January 29th:
Monday: Australia Economy guided notes
Tuesday/Thursday: Australia economic systems- create an economy and currency Readers Theater
Wednesday/Friday: BYOD Australia animal project
Monday: Poetry Test review
Tuesday: Poetry Test
Week of January 22nd:
Monday: We finished working on our country projects history. Please finish for homework if not completed in class.
Tuesday: Fill in Political/Physical Map of Australia and finish for homework if not completed in class. Do not forget to label the map, include a compass rose, and color water BLUE.:)
Wednesday: Maps due today. I graded maps and returned them so you can study the map. Power point and fill in Cornell notes on physical features of Australia.
Thursday: Power point and fill in Cornell notes on history of Australia.
Friday: Work on I AM poems. TEST CORRECTIONS ARE DUE TODAY (only if I gave you your test back).
Monday: Work on MLK poetry pack that was due today. Work on Moby Max.
Tuesday: RI testing today.
Wednesday: Review MLK poetry pack, review poetry.
Thursday: Work on Poetry terms with poem, "My Grandfather's Clock". Study guides handed out and are due on Monday, January 29th.
Friday: Work on Study guides, review poetry terms. Poetry test is next Tuesday, January 30th.
Week of January 15th:
Monday: No School due to MLK, JR HOLIDAY
Tuesday: Work on Country projects in class- students will work with group on the history of their countries.
Wednesday: No School due to weather.
Thursday: Finish working on country projects.
Friday: Start Australia unit with maps. Maps are due on Monday.
Tuesday/Friday: Students will work on poetry unit. PLEASE bring your book for book project each day to class.
Thursday: We will be taking our Reading Inventory test.
Week of January 8th:
Monday: NO SCHOOL due to weather.
Tuesday and Wednesday: BYOD - Quizlet (on Mr. Bell's blog), Quizizz, Kahoot, and Monster.
Thursday: Test on European Government and Economics
Friday: Work on Country projects in class only.
This week we are working on Poetry; notes, vocabulary and quizlet.
BRING YOUR READING PROJECT BOOK TO CLASS EVERYDAY.
Week of January 1st:
Happy New Year!! Welcome back!!
Thursday- All students will get to participate in a Geography Bee:)
Friday- We will be working on a study guide for our test next Wednesday on European Economics and Government.
BYOD- Friday (1/5), Monday (1/8), and Tuesday (1/9).
STUDY FOR YOUR TEST NEXT WEDNESDAY 1/10.
NEW DUE DATES:
Book report due- February 27th
Reading Log due- February 16th
Week of December 18th:
Monday-Wednesday: Students will describe and explain the role of citizens in a communist government.
Monday-Wednesday: Students will be reading/listening to our class novel, "Walk Two Moons" and answering reflection questions.
I hope everyone has a restful, safe, and happy winter break!!! See you next year;)
Week of December 11th:
Monday- NO SCHOOL DUE TO WEATHER
Tuesday: Fill in study guides for European Governments, fill in Venn Diagram, go over with class.
Wednesday: Work on Political cartoon - European Governments: UK or Germany
Thursday: Cloze Notes on European Economics
Friday: Students will participate in a European chocolate exchange simulation activity.
Tuesday: Start in class Novel, "Walk two Moons"
Wednesday-Friday: Read in class, "Walk Two Moons", complete daily journals with predictions and figurative language.
Week of December 4th:
Monday: BYOD study for test tomorrow
Tuesday: European History Test
Wednesday-Friday: We are starting our European Government Unit.
Monday-Wednesday: We will be in the computer lab taking Quarter1 ELA Touchstone tests.
NEW DUE DATE: READING CHOICE BOARD PROJECTS AND READING LOGS DUE NOVEMBER 28TH
Week of November 27th:
EUROPEAN HISTORY TEST NEXT TUESDAY- DECEMBER 5TH. Go to Mr. Bell's Blog for review games!
BYOD- Thursday, Friday and Monday (11/30 and 12/1 and 12/4)
Wednesday-Study Guide for test
Monday: Then and Now sheet with Journal entry due.
Tuesday- BOOK PROJECTS AND READING LOGS ARE DUE.
Wednesday: Point of view, plot elements, sentence variety and sensory details - we will find/review/discuss from the story "Eleven".
Week of November 13th:
Monday: The rise of Hitler and Nazism.
HOMEWORK: DUE TOMORROW- Under the bed and two poems activities.
Tuesday: The causes and results of the Nuremberg Trails.
Wednesday and Thursday: WWII and The Cold War.
Friday: Rise of the Superpowers, reunification of Germany, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Monday: Pronoun quiz. Turn in book project plan.
Tuesday: Quick write: about a place you remember well when you were younger. Add sentence variety and sensory details to your writing.