March 27, 2020 - as we begin our 4th week of Lent let us ask ourselves - have we opened our eyes, our ears, our hearts to God - are we walking in His steps - do we see His beauty around us and help be a light to others?
8th graders ~
See - ? of Day Below
Good morning - I continue to pray it is good in each of your homes. God certainly blest us on Sunday with a beautiful day - maybe He is encouraging us to be hopeful and stay positive! Thank you for being patient with me during this online learning. I've had some of you express interest in learning from different sites - please feel free to do that also, especially as I think you may have more free time than you did in the past. Some of the Junior high teachers also thought this is a good time to improve some basic but necessary skills. I'm noticing that reading for meaning needs to improve, as does responding with well phrased sentences. If your parents are available, do use them as a resource. They are a wonderful source of knowledge, and can help clarify what you are reading.
Let us remember to talk to God each morning and ask for guidance throughout our day and see if we HEAR God in our experiences. Let us continue to remember our Lenten Promises and pray for those who are in need of our attention and love.
Monday, March 23: Classwork online and in Google Classroom
Tuesday, March 24: Classwork online and in Google Classroom
Wednesday, March 25: Classwork online,Google Classroom
Thursday, March 26: Classwork online, check Google Classroom
Friday, March 27: Class work online, check Google Classroom
? of the Day:
3/27: I look forward to seeing all of you at 9:45 in zoom - check your emails. Please reread 3/25 for zoom behavior.
3/26: Well 8th grade we tried to have an interactive class - and because we have faith in goodness - we will try again. Check your emails this afternoon.
3/25: 8th graders - good morning! Thank you for reading this - and you MUST - read the ? of the day EVERY day. Many of you express confusion that other students don't share because they are reading information. I leave a weeks' previous days available for those who missed something. So check dates for current day. I also change font color or boldness to help you find it. Yesterday some of you had "zoom" classes and we discovered them to need some mutual understanding of technology and respect. 1. When joining a zoom meeting have paper, pen, pencil, scissors, and colored pencils available - your "desks" should be set up for work - you are in school. Plan to take notes and ask questions - this is the point of these meetings or else you can receive information in classroom and complete it. 2. Be in an area that is quiet! Every sound made changes the focus of the view and you do need to see the "classroom" board where instruction happens. I can mute your mic but then you cannot ask important questions and I can't check for comprehension.
3. Be respectful of other students speaking - again mics cut out other voices. Raising hands in a classroom is always important - or saying my name allows the mic to find you - if we take turns and pause for each other everyone can have the opportunity to ask questions. Background home sounds and music shut everyone down. Zoom minutes and class days are limited and this is you only opportunity to get real answers quickly. 4. Please understand that if you cannot manage zoom classes you will be excused from the class - class times are required but are for learning not visiting. Set up your own group chats if you need them. This is the advantage of our tech world that we've not had before - use it! 5. I hope all of you are learning and growing in some important ways right now - especially in gratitude for all the blessings around us: people, pets, comforts, and in patience with yourselves - this change can be frustrating - and patience with others. We are all on a learning curve.
3/24: Thank you all for understanding that much of the rest of this school year is on a day to day basis, and for checking the BLOG each day with that understanding. All of our decisions each day are affected by those in authority: God, our government leaders, our employers, our parents, and finally ourselves as to how we respond to all of the above. Much for us to think about each day as we make our daily plans and react to those "rules" in place. Starting the day with God sort of puts it all in perspective and makes it very livable.
3/23: Parents and students if you have important questions please email me. We are not planning on having conferences at this time but I am available to answer any questions or concerns.
8th Grade Homework: Check ? of Day - EVERY day
3/27: Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 37:12-14, Romans 8:8-11, John 11:1-45 read and write the 3 summaries and 2 connections in Google Classroom. Due Monday 3/30.
3/24-27: Read Family Life: pages 11-13 "Homegrown Happiness" - perfect for all of us at home! Note: p.11 "This lesson will help you..." "?" p. 13 "Respect, Affirmation, and Generosity" then complete the assignment in Google Classroom
3/23: Let us remember to talk to God each morning and ask for guidance throughout our day. Today, review your Lenten Promises and see if they are still what you need to work on. They were written in your Faith Journal so you have them. Review them and write if you need to make any adjustments. Then copy your Sunday Reading connections into your Faith Journal. Did these make you think about your Lenten Journey?
3/20: Sunday Readings: read: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Ephesians 5:8-14, John 9:1-41 then write in Google Classroom meaning of each and 1 connection between all 3 and how they connect to your life today - total of 5 separate short writings - all due Monday
Google Classroom 8 Religion code: dx57cjo
3/25-27: Yesterday I asked about you watching the news - this is a REQUIREMENT - check Classroom assignment today.
3/24: We will begin reviewing the Constitution. Please read pages 248- 250 in your History textbook. Note: the parts that have been lined out - not included in the final document after debate. Please try to watch news - there are many examples of Article 4 - federal vs. state decisions in our country - and examples of checks and balances - along with decisions about leadership.
3/23: Answer the questions on page 26 in Google Classroom, reread pages 24-26 if needed.
Google Classroom US History code: snj75yk
3/27: Online class - See email.
3/26: Complete visuals from Tues/Wed lab and photo them to send to Classroom - due 3/27. See email for Friday assignment.
3/24 & 3/25: 9:45 join Zoom Meeting
3/23: Please review the Periodic Table notes and corrections to Ch13 S1 from last weeks lab in Classroom. Take photos of your 4 pieces of binder paper from Friday's work and send them to Classroom if you have not already done so. We will be using these in Lab on Tuesday and Wednesday. I will be inviting you to join a zoom class at 9:45-10:30 on those days. Finally list your 20 elements by atomic number, name, and chemical symbol from memory if possible - you can show me these on your lab day.
3/20: Using 4 pieces of binder paper folded into 8ths: 32 rectangles - in each rectangle VERY NEATLY PRINT the first 20 elements atomic number, chemical symbol, atomic mass (bottom number) so they look like the periodic table. Then in the other 12 rectangles print the name of the 12 groups on the periodic table - use Ch13 S2 to guide you. On the back of these 12 rectangles print the facts about the groups found in the tan boxes in Ch13 S2. See examples on Google Classroom. I am looking into ways for you to show me your work - maybe using "evidence." DO NOT CUT these apart today - we will be using them next week.
Google Classroom code: pach33o
Algebra: This should be done during daytime hours and for 30 minutes each day - I am giving you scores based on your time - good job Lindsey and Parker
3/23-27: IXL for 30 minutes each day - first do recommendations; when complete work on diagnostics. I will check your progress online.
7th Grade Homework:
3/27: Daily food chart
3/26: Daily food chart; in Classroom complete Meats, Beans, and Nuts Group information using p.4 template and pages 13, 26 & 27
3/25: Daily food chart; in Classroom complete Milk and Milk Products Group information using p.4 template.
3/24: Daily food chart (you might be starting to see some blank areas); in Classroom complete Fruit Group information using p.4 template.
3/23: You will be making a food chart for each day this week also. Please take photos of last week's 5 charts - 2 in your book and 3 on binder paper, and send them to Classroom today. Then fill out page 2 of your Nutrition Booklet and in Classroom complete Vegetable Group information using p.4 template.
Google Classroom code: r33m3u3
3/27: Study African Countries with online Quizzes
3/23: Write locations for 7 new African countries in Classroom - due Wednesday.
Google Classroom 7 World History with code: vw3d57l.
Study countries of Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini), and Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and review: Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, and Benin, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia
Periodically review 50 Asian countries: Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, East Timor, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar(Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam ; Review: Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Nepal, India, and 22 Middle Eastern countries for test tomorrow: Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, & Jordan
Periodically review all 52 European countries: Moldova, Malta, Crete, Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom: Scotland, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
8th Constitution Notecards:
pgs: 13-14 Articles & Amendments, p.23 Legislative Branch, p.31 Cabinet responsibilities, p.34 Executive Branch, p.37 Judicial Branch
p.37 Judicial branch facts
1. Judicial Branch * main courts (list 3)
* terms of office
* main duty
* article establishes 2. Supreme Court * number of courts
* number of judges
* meeting place
3. Court of Appeals * number of courts
* number of judges
* meeting place
4. District Courts * number of courts
* number of judges
* meeting place