WHAT WE DID: 3/16

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • STUDENTS COMPLETED REVISING THE “HELICOPTER PARENTS” ESSAY AND ENTERED IT IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM. DUE MONDAY, MARCH 20TH.
    • HOMEWORK
      • AoW with text tags & annotation and answers to questions due 3/17
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • STUDENTS COMPLETED THE “ROBOTS” ESSAY AND/OR TOOK THE CAASPP PRACTICE TEST.
    • HOMEWORK
      • AoW with text tags & annotation and answers to questions due 3/17

MARCH 16TH IS NATIONAL EVERYTHING YOU DO IS RIGHT DAY!!

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March 15th may have been a difficult day as it was National Everything You Think is Wrong Day, but March 16th is just the opposite as it is National Everything You Do is Right Day.  You get to feel good about everything that you do.

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WHAT WE DID: 3/15

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students turned in second draft of ERWC essay.
    • Students began composing essay in google classroom. Due Monday, March 20th
    • Those students not finished with the second draft worked on it.
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8 
    • SBA PRACTICE TEST
  • ENGLISH 8
    • SBA PRACTICE TEST FOR THOSE FINISHED WITH THE ERWC ESSAY
    • ERWC ESSAY FOR THOSE NOT FINISHED

 

MARCH 15TH IS NATIONAL EVERYTHING YOU THINK IS WRONG DAY

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WHAT WE DID: 3/14

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • TURN IN HRL
    • WORK IN SMALL GROUPS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
    • OR, CONTINUE REVISING/EDITING ERWC ESSAY
    • HOMEWORK
      • SECOND DRAFT DUE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH
      • AoW ANSWERS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • WORK IN SMALL GROUPS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
      • HOMEWORK
         

        ARTICLE OF THE WEEK QUESTIONS – DUE FRIDAY

        Flip the script: Cursive sees revival in school instruction 

        by Karen Matthews Associated Press March 08, 2017

        DIRECTIONS: On a separate sheet of paper, write your answers using complete sentences.

        1. What is the author’s purpose? PIE? Cite evidence to support your answer.
        2. What is the thesis of this article? In one sentence, using your own words, write the thesis.
        3. Approximately how long have students not been using cursive writing? Cite evidence.
        4. What are three reasons people think cursive is important to learn? Cite textual evidence.
        5. What reasons do opponents of cursive writing give? Cite two pieces of evidence.
        6. What is one factor that led to the decline of cursive writing instruction? Cite evidence.
        7. Explain what led NY state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis to go to city education officials? Cite textual evidence to explain.
        8. Based on what you read, do you think cursive writing should or should not be taught in schools? Provide at least two pieces of evidence to support your position.
        9. In your own words, summarize this article. Your audience has not read the article.
        10. Do you know how to read and write in cursive? How do you personally feel about knowing/not knowing how to read and write in cursive? Is it a necessary or important skill? Why? Write a 6 to 10 sentence paragraph addressing your opinion of knowing how to read and write in cursive.

MARCH 14TH IS NATIONAL PI DAY – 3.14 (GET IT?)

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WHAT WE DID: 3/13

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • REVISE/EDIT ERWC MODULE III DRAFT
    • HOMEWORK
      • READ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK. ANNOTATE USING TEXT TAGS AND COMMENTARY, DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
      • HRL DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • COMPLETE ERWC MODULE III ESSAY
    • OR READ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK. ANNOTATE USING TEXT TAGS AND COMMENTARY, DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
    • HOMEWORK
      • READ/FINISH READING ARTICLE OF THE WEEK. ANNOTATE USING TEXT TAGS AND COMMENTARY, DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
      • HRL DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH

MONDAY, MARCH 13TH IS NATIONAL NAPPING DAY!

History of Napping Day
Napping Day’s history is simply the history of napping, and it used to be something we all did in the middle of the afternoon. In fact, the siesta is still a time-honored tradition in Spain that happens right after the afternoon meal, and has been a practice since time out of mind. In fact, if you’re in the Mediterranean, it’s pretty much standard everywhere you go. In Italy they call it the riposo, pisolini.

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So is it just laziness? Well, no. You see, in part, it’s because the hottest hours of the day occur in the middle of the afternoon, and it makes sense to take a brief break at that point. It also has to do with the circadian rhythms and the change-over point between the wake cycle and sleep cycle, there’s a time that’s essentially perfect for a nap. There are even notable benefits to taking a nap in the afternoon, including evidence pointing to a 37% reduction in occurrences of coronary mortality in those who take an afternoon nap regularly.

How to Celebrate Napping Day
Well, the way to celebrate Napping Day is pretty simple isn’t it? You just take a little time in the afternoon to rest. After the afternoon meal is perfect, and in the long run it can help you actually feel better and more energized for the day ahead. It may be tricky if you have a school schedule, but whenever you can… Take a nap!

WHAT WE DID: 3/9

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Utopia Laws and Consequences
    • Library Lesson: Dystopia
    • HOMEWORK
      • Greek & Latin Packet due Friday, March 10th
      • HRL due Tuesday, March 14th

 

  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • ERWC Module III: Robots in the Classroom? Rough/final draft
    • HOMEWORK
      • HRL due Tuesday, March 14th

MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 – April 29, 1921) was an American teacher who, on her birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Her motives were financial, but she never made much money from her adventure.

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WHAT WE DID: 3/6

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Read Article of the Week and annotate using text tags & commentary; due Tuesday, March 7th
    • Begin Greek & Latin Packet
    • Homework: 
      • Article of the Week annotation due Wednesday, March 7th
      • Greek & Latin Roots Packet due Thursday, March 9th; Quiz Friday
      • HRL due Tuesday, March 14th
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • DHS registration
    • Read Article of the Week and annotate using text tags & commentary; due Tuesday, March 7th
      • Homework: 
        • DHS registration due by Friday, March 10th
        • HRL due Tuesday, March 14th

MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!

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