You are beginning your FINAL MONTH as an OLM student! - Make it your BEST! Start by talking to GOD/JESUS and asking for guidance!
8th graders ~
Almost everyone sent their photos to Mrs. Blackburn - thank you! If you have not yet done so, could you please do that today?
While today is not Cinco de Mayo and we'll still be having our atom building party for the next 2 days! Come with your supplies and be reading to build! Hopefully everyone spent some time yesterday reflecting on CREATION! Everything in our universe is made of atoms - and atoms are VERY ORGANIZED! Every particle has its place. All particles are in motion, but particular types of energy keeps them together and safe. Some particles are not allowed to get near each other or everything explodes. Some particles, while in motion must stay at distances away from each other to function as they should, while others must stay close together and act as buffers to those particles. It is all quite mysterious - scientists think they understand but do we? Why is it set up like this, why is it so organized, what is the great idea - we may not understand but hopefully we come to greatly appreciate our Creator's genius. So today be sure you diagramed your atom as you reflect on atoms and sent it for approval.
5/4: Please put yesterday's Sunday readings' 5 write-ups in classroom. Last week we were working on our personal schedule. We had looked at our physical and mental needs. Now we focus on our spiritual needs. The writers of our Constitution and the first leaders of our country recognized the need to connect to our creator on a very frequent basis, so that they could make good decisions in life. This is something our world has forgotten. Father Pat said yesterday that many of us Christians follow religions but forget to be Christian - Christ like. In our life, if we want to make good decisions we must connect to God DAILY - repeatedly - throughout the day - and start before we interact with others, so we may have - right thoughts, right words, right actions. Today we start with, what does it mean to be Christian? See religion.
Monday, May 4: Classwork online and in Google Classroom
Tuesday, May 5: Classwork online and in Google Classroom
Wednesday, May 6: Classwork online,Google Classroom
Thursday, May 7: Classwork online,Google Classroom
Friday, May 8: Classwork online,Google Classroom
? of the Day:
5/8: Read opening! Has everyone sent their photos to Mrs. Blackburn? Please be sure to do that today! We will have 9:45 Science Zoom Lab for students who need help diagraming - let me know if you need an invite.
Each day check BLOG, Classroom, IXL and optionC, you don't want to get too far behind - see missing work on optionC.
8th Grade Classwork: Check ? of Day - EVERY day
5/8: Read Opening: last CLASS day to work on your SLE Boards; they are due May 20th - you can use photos from 2019-2020 as I said before. These should be an opportunity to reflect on you as a person, what you have developed about yourself, where you've put your focus, and where you might want to go from here - what direction and focus would you like to take now? Talk to your Creator and see what He had in mind for you.
5/4: Last week we were working on our personal schedule. We had looked at our physical and mental needs. Now we focus on our spiritual needs. The writers of our Constitution and the first leaders of our country recognized the need to connect to our creator on a very frequent basis, so that they could make good decisions in life. This is something our world has forgotten. Father Pat said yesterday that many of us Christians follow religions but forget to be Christian - Christ like. In our life - if we want to make good decisions we must connect to God DAILY - repeatedly - throughout the day - and start before we interact with others, so we may have - right thoughts, right words, right actions. Today we start with, what does it mean to be Christian? The first followers of Jesus asked that and it was answered in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 - copy this into your faith journal. You will be adding to it this week as we follow the acts of the apostles - living Christianity.
Google Classroom 8 Religion code: dx57cjo
5/8: Work on Civil War Project: due to Classroom Monday the 11th. Rubric in Classroom
IXL: New Today: Source analysis: the Gettysburg Address
Please check your IXL to be sure you completed the 28 assigned areas at 8th Grade Level
Google Classroom code: pach33o
5/7:The Civil War: the conclusion of the war
5/6: The Civil War: Gettysburg to the election of 1864
5/5: The Civil War: Bull Run to the Emancipation Proclamation
5/4: The Civil War: the beginning of the war
Please check your IXL to be sure you completed the 24 assigned areas at 8th Grade Level
5/8: You should complete and send your atom model photos by Monday. Please correct and resubmit any of your 4 types of atom diagrams that were incorrect. If you need help let me know before 9:30 today and I will invite you to the 9:45 zoom lab.
5/8: IXL for 30 minutes each day. When you complete recommendations, do diagnostics. I check your progress online. Please make up for low minutes this week by putting in extra time each day - all of you should have completed 840 minutes of class. A few of you have done nothing - this is your grade. Check optionC. Everyone has the ability to achieve and A - it is based on minutes.
7th Grade Classwork:
5/8: Submit your Balanced Meal Presentation today for presentation times. Practice telling us about it as EVERYONE will have live "Q and A" time after the presentation. All students attend to see those who will present: Wednesday - Friday on Zoom 11:45. Complete these IXL assignments by Friday the 8th - IXL: Structure and function: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and Understanding the chemistry of cellular respiration Google Classroom code: r33m3u3
5/8: Read R68-69 and this post: https://www.thefactsite.com/islam-facts/ Then begin a new binder sheet with the same categories as Christianity and complete it. Zoom Class for history today will be from 1:00-1:45 students #18-23, 12,16,26. Complete the World Religions: Origins of Islam IXL by Friday.
Google Classroom 7 World History with code: vw3d57l.
8th Grade Parent End of Year Meeting: Wednesday 29th 6pm
* pick up child's graduation gown from OLM school (front gate) tomorrow April 30 9am-12noon or Monday May 4 9am-12noon
*photograph your child in the gown, girls have white collars - wear them, and email to Mrs. Blackburn by next Wednesday May 6 - also email their youngest baby picture with this
Drop off at OLM school on Thursday, May 21st (decathlon is on the 20th)
*SLE Board - see rubric below
*pages and cover, which students are creating with Mrs. Lorenzi, for 8th Grade book
*Parent/Family Letters - parents if you have questions about this please email me
Other events discussed will be notified as we have dates and times.
As stated in August 2019: You are presenting a visual board of achievement of the 4 Student Learning Expectations' 12 subheadings for Our Lady of Mercy School Students, which upon graduating you should have accomplished and plan to continue throughout life, making you desirable for any academic institution, job, etc.
These boards should be at least 20x30 - the standard foam or cardboard.
Visuals on board:
*Typed headings: 4 SLE's: subheadings below
Active Faith-filled People (blue) and 3 subheadings
Responsible Citizens (red) and 2 subheadings
Effective Communicators (green) and 3 subheadings
Successful Learners (yellow) and 4 subheadings
*12 4x6 Photographs which show you accomplishing these SLE subheadings
*Optional: any explanations for the way the photos meet the SLE subheadings
*Any visual item(s) that explain you and the way your life makes you successful in any of these areas
*Be creative and neat
A photo of this board will be submitted to this site by May 20th. The board will be turned into Mrs. Blackburn at OLM school the next day on the 21st.
SLE subheadings: The 4 SLE's are stated in the assignment. The subheadings have been given to you multiple times - you've written about how you have accomplished them each quarter and they are in your planner - we stapled them in the back at the beginning of the year.
*know the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
*live the Gospel message through service
*participate in the faith life of the Church by celebrating the liturgical seasons and Catholic traditions
*share their time, talents, and treasures with their community
*exercise personal responsibility and stewardship for the environment
*read, write, and speak with understanding
*demonstrate a strong foundation in basic subjects
*use current technology and research skills
*practice effective problem solving
*understand learning is a life-long process
Do review the 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.