2019 - 2020
7th Hour Advisory- Lesson Plans
Week of Nov. 12 - 15
- WEEKLY GRADE REPORT DUE TH/Fri
- T/W Study skills lesson - no homework
- Th/F SEL lesson- no homework
Week of Nov. 4-8
- BINDER CHECK DUE B-day only
- M/T Study skills lesson
- W/Th SEL lesson
- F homework completion/study hall day
Week of Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
- M/T (B/A) Note-taking practice- Mapping, Setting a SMART goal
- W/Th (B/A) Finish SMART goal
- F (B) Social Emotional Lesson
Week of Oct 21-24 (Parent/Teacher Conferences Thur 5-8, Fri 8-2:45)
- M/T- (A/B) Study Environment Checklist, Compare/Contrast Ideal Study Space with Actual Study Space
- W/Th- (A/B) Social Emotional Lesson
Week of Oct 15-18
- Tue/Wed- (A/B) Watch video in GC and take Cornell Notes (turn in at end of class) over Creating a Study Space; 4 Corners using Study Space Facts/Myths
- Th/Fri- (A/B) SEL lesson in class
- NO HOMEWORK
Week of Oct 4-11
- Mon/Tue: Study Environments
- Wed/Thur: Social Emotional Lesson
- Friday: Homework day (class will be a study hall time to complete make up work, daily homework or read Book club books or Independent novel)
Week of Sept 30- Oct 4
- Mon/Tue- Handout Binder Checklist sheet, Practice Sketch Notes while watching video posted in GC.
- Wed/Thu- Social Emotional Learning lesson, Binder Check Thurs (A day)
- Fri- Binder Check (B Day) & team building exercise
- Homework: NONE
Week of Sept 23-26 (No School Friday for students)
- Mon (A)- share skits from last Thursday, watch Growth Mindset video in Google Classroom, begin work on Growth Mindset flag
- Tue (B)- share skits from last Friday, SEL lesson
- Wed (A)- Finish GM flags, SEL lesson
- Thu (B)- Academic Completion time
Week of Sept 16-20
- M/T- Review 5 types of note-taking, take closer look at 2-column (Cornell) note taking, practice 2 column notes while watching TED Talk: If Superpowers were Real: Invisibility
- W/Th- SEL lesson (Soc. Emotional curriculum)
- F- Group Island team building activity
Week of Sept 9-13
- M/T- Finish Personality Crest (a-day)
- T/W- Values assessment
- Th/F-Social Emotional Lesson
- HW- None!
Week of Sept 3-6
- T/W- Binders due, review note-taking methods, watch Doodle note video, take Time self-quiz
- Th/F- Collect Time Tracking worksheet, Create Personality Crest
Week of Aug 26-30
- M- GC code, Binder Expectations
- T/W- Create a Social Contract & discuss study habits
- Th/F- Sign off on Social Contract, introduce Note-taking/types of Notes
- HW= None
Week of Aug 19-23
- M/T- Name Cards
- W/Th- S.L.A.N.T. and Name Game
- F- Classroom/Social Contract
- HW= None
6th Hour Video Journalism- Lesson Plans
Week of Nov. 12-15
- Introduce PSA assignment (also in GC) and assign groups
- turn in 15 Facts assignment and show Mrs. P your photos in individually labeled albums
- Work on PSA hook
Week Nov 6-8
- Finish walking field trips and get photos into albums
- Complete 15 facts for each field trip
Week of Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
- M/T (A/B) Students will be walking to Contact Ministries for a tour of the facilities.
- W (A) Discussion of field trip
- Th/F (B/A) Students will be walking to the Grace Lutheran Food Pantry for a tour.
- M/T (B/A) Students will be walking to the Matthew Project to tour the facilities.
Week of Oct 21-24 (Parent/Teacher Conferences Thur 5-8 & Fri 8-2:30)
- M/T (A/B) Living the Bottom Line due by end of class. PRINT a copy to turn in and be sure ALL group member's names are on it!
- W/Th (A/B) Reviewing/Correcting LBL and then complete Finding the Bottom Line
Week of Oct 15-18
- All classes, all week, will continue working on their group project "Living the Bottom Line"
- Don't forget it's SOCKTOBER and we are collecting new or gently used socks for the homeless, so clean out those drawers and share what you can spare!
Week of Oct 4- Oct 11
- Mon- (B)- Finish Socktober posters and hang up around school
- T-F (A/B/A/B)- Introduce Living the Bottom Line [LBL], assign groups, begin working on LBL
- No Homework
Week of Sep 30- Oct 4
- Mon/Tue- Review Hard Times in TX & Record Flipgrid response by next class
- Wed/Thur/Fri- SOCKTOBER!!! Details on our non-profit fundraiser for the homeless!! Posters due by end of class Thu (B) and Fri (A).
Week of Sep 23-26 (No School Friday)
- Mon/Tue- Finish 'Inocente,' share/discuss questions from GC
- Wed/Thur- complete Hard Times in TX
- HW: None
Week of Sep 16-20
- Mon (B) Read/Discuss Articles #2 on GC, then complete Choose It or Lose It
- T/W (A/B) Go over Choose it or Lose it; complete Kids without Homes
- Th/F (A/B) Go over Kids without Homes and start "Inocente"
- NO HOMEWORK!!
Week of Sep 9-13
- M/T Are you in the Know worksheet (Google Classroom) due next class.
- W/Th Discuss Are You in the Know
- F- Read Article #2 in GC; Choose It or Lose It; Venn Diagram
- Homework- NONE
Week of Sept 3-6
- T/W- Socratic Seminar using Inquiry 21 questions from last week (Beyond the Blackboard)
- Th/F- Watch video and read article about Eric Mason
Week of Aug 26-30
- M- Review Inquiry 21 assignment, start watching Beyond the Blackboard
- T/W- Continue Beyond the Blackboard, continue your questions for Inquiry 21
- Th/F- Finish Beyond the Blackboard, Finish Inq. 21 ?s, turn them in, print them out and cut them apart (Be sure to bring them next week to class!)
Week of Aug. 19-23
- M/T- Review classroom policies and procedures, B-day Pineapples, Discuss "What is a non-profit?" HW= None
- W/Th- Read Newsela Article at start of each class (in Google Classroom), discuss, answer ?s. HW= None
2018 - 2019
AVID- Mon/Tues: Two-Voice Poem, Wed: Present Two-Voice Poems in class, Thurs: create a list of 10 questions to ask on the AVID field trip on Friday. Friday, May 24th AVID field trip to WIU (8:15-3:30).
Publications A-day: M- Catch up day, Wed.- End of the Year Assignment #1, Friday- Create a "Surviving Middle School Top Ten list for incoming 6th graders.
Publications B-day: T- Catch up day, Thur- End of the Year Assignment #1
AVID: Monday- catch up day, Tues- TRF, W & Th- Checking acct. worksheets (DUE Fri. at the start of class), Fri- AVID activity.
*Homework = completing the checking account worksheets if not finished in class!
Publications: All classes, all days- Checking account exercises in the Making Money Work workbook.
May 6-10 AVID/Publications
AVID: M-W- Checking account activity in workbook, Th- Tutorial, F-AVID activity
Publications A- day: M- finish budget worksheets, W/F- Checking account activity in workbook
Publications B-day: T- finish budget worksheets, Th-Checking account activity in workbook
AVID- M/T/W: Review Financial Vocabulary (was due Thurs 4/25), Start budget project, find apartment and complete budget form.
Thursday- study hall
Friday- AVID team building activity
Publications- M (no class), T (A day) Review Financial Vocab., Start budget project I & II. Th (no class).
Publications- W/F (B day) Review Financial Vocab., Start Budget I- IV.
AVID/Publications April 23-26
STATE HISTORY FAIR FIELDTRIP FORMS AND MONEY DUE THURSDAY 4/25/19.
AVID: Tues. Online Agenda check, Wed. Complete Financial Vocabulary Worksheet (Google Classroom), Thur. Two-person Poem, Fri. Finish two-person poem (as time allows due to Harlem dance practices).
Publications: B) Tues- Review Compound Interest worksheet and turn in, check Online Agendas, Thur. Complete Financial Vocabulary Worksheet (Google Classroom)
Publications: A)Wed. Complete Financial Vocabulary Worksheet (Google Classroom), Fri. - study hall due to Harlem Dance practice.
NO SCHOOL GOOD FRIDAY OR THE MONDAY AFTER EASTER!
AVID- T/Th Tutorials. Have your TRF completed before you come to class. M/W Financial Literacy. M-Barter activity, lecture on Savings Accounts. W- Figuring interest on accounts.
Publications B-day: M- watch video and complete worksheet on What is Money, W- Barter activity and lecture/worksheet on Savings Accounts
Publications A-day: T- review What is Money worksheet, Barter activity & Th- lecture/worksheet on Savings Accounts.
T/Th -AVID tutorials
AVID/Publications- started Financial Literacy unit. This week we discussed what money is, its function, and characteristics. Students set some short, intermediate and long term goals.
AVID and A-day Pub.- watch video and complete worksheet in Google Classroom. Due by end of class Friday.
(B-Day will do this next Monday)
M-W-F (b-day) Revise first article for second issue of newspaper and submit second article for next issue (M). Revise second article for next issue (W), Read 2nd issue of The Lincoln Ledger in class (F)
T/Th (a-day) Revise any remaining articles for next issue when done, Read articles from SJR and answer: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How (assignment in Google Classroom).
M-W-F: Students are working on their Harlem to Hip-Hop project. Assignment in Google Classroom. DUE FRIDAY!!
W- (B) Rough draft of Article #1 for second issue due
Th- (A) Rough draft of Article #1 for second issue due
F- (B) Revise article #1 and complete Article #2 for second issue
M/T- Ruby Bridges
W- no class
Th/F- Goal Setting Vision Board or Word Art- DUE Friday by the end of class
(B) Tuesday- Articles for first issue due by end of class.
(B) Thursday- Brainstorm 3 new ideas for articles, share with your tablemates, choose one of theirs to write and then choose one of your two remaining articles to write.
(A) Wednesday- Articles for first issue due by end of class.
(A) Friday- Brainstorm 3 new ideas for articles, share with your tablemates, choose one of theirs to write and then choose one of your two remaining articles to write.
T/Th- TRFs- please have your TRF completed BEFORE coming to class
W- Read article on Goal Setting and take notes
F- Turn in Weekly Grade Sheet, complete Goal Setting form
Students going to Illinois History Fair Regionals Saturday- Exhibit Boards must be set up between 9:00-9:45 a.m. Awards given out at 2:00 p.m.
A- Day: M- Share, revise and submit your rough outline for newspaper articles along with your 10 questions for interviews.
W-Read news articles (at least 3) summarize the 5 W's
F- Begin writing your article. Find times to conduct interviews with staff and students when it is convenient for them. This may be during 6th hour ONLY if teachers agree to it. You may NOT pull students from classes for an interview without teacher permission!
B-day: T- Share, revise and submit rough outlines for newspaper articles.
Th- Read 3 news articles, summarize the 5Ws, and begin writing your newspaper articles
M- 2 column-notetaking from video in Google Classroom. Due by end of class. Weekly Agenda Check.
T/Th- TRF— please have your TRF completed before you enter class.
W- Essay on Character, Behavior, Respect and Doing the right thing
F- Finish and turn in essay, Weekly Grade Reports due.
(A) T/Th- Practice writing journalist articles; get newspaper assignments for first issue
(B) W/F- Practice writing journalist articles; get newspaper assignments for first issue
M- No School
W &F- More practice with note-taking.
**Students with Exhibit Boards going to contest please be sure to see me about getting your Summary Statements and Annotated Bibliographies revised by 2/28/19!!
Publications Feb 11-15
B) M-W-F: Discuss Journalism, Read SJ-R article ( https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190213/abrams-sheds-new-light-on-lincoln-trial-case ) and answer Who, What, When, Where, Why and How
A) T-Th: Discuss Journalism, Read SJ-R article ( https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190213/abrams-sheds-new-light-on-lincoln-trial-case ) and answer Who, What, When, Where, Why and How
AVID Feb. 11-15
M- Binder Check, Watch video in GC on 2 column note-taking, Read artice and practice 2 column notes, Agenda check for 2/3-2/8
T- AVID tutorials
W- Work on HS AVID application/questions
Th- AVID tutorials
F- Weekly grade sheet DUE, Continue HS apps.
Feb 2-8, 2019 AVID
M/T finish up and turn in ALL parts of History Fair projects
W-F AVID Island assignment.
Please be re-organizing your binders for a binder check on Mon. Feb 11
Please complete your Weekly grade reports and get them signed. They're due Friday!
HISTORY FAIR PROJECT UPDATE!
All digital projects are STILL due Wed. Jan 30, 2019!! Your process paper form is still due Friday- it is posted in GC.
Exhibit Boards- if you left yours at school, Mrs.Heyen will be there Thursday so you can pick it up to work on it at home. As the deadline for registering those going on to contest is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 they will be due Friday, so please make every effort to get them done!
Email me with any questions.
Jan. 22-30, 2019
AVID & Publications - HISTORY FAIR PROJECTS
Website: Homepage, Thesis, and subtopics 1 & 2 should be completed by Wednesday 1/23. Subtopics 3 4, 5 & Resource page should be completed by the end of class Friday, 1/25. ALL websites are due Wednesday 1/30/19!!!
Documentaries: You should be loading all images into iMovie and ready to record your narration in Garage Band on Thursday 1/24. All documentaries are due Wed. Jan. 30, 2019!!!!
Exhibit Board: Create image/caption/source credit boxes for the exhibit in Pages, once complete do the same for your text/information- take the paragraphs from your organizer for each subtopic and put them in a "shape box" in Pages. ALL content that will be pasted to your boards should be ready to print by Thursday (AVID, A-day) and Friday (B-day). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS USED ON YOUR EXHIBIT BOARD: SCRAPBOOK/CONSTRUCTION PAPER, RUBBER CEMENT, SCISSORS, ETC.
ALL WEBSITES AND DOCUMENTARIES ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2019!!
ALL EXHIBIT BOARDS ARE DUE TO MRS. PENNINGTON IN THE LIBRARY BY: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2019 - AVID/A-DAY, THURSDAY & JAN. 31, 2019 B-DAY. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
AVID/Publication Jan 14-18
This week for History Fair projects, students will be working on adding all text for their projects into the appropriate organizing template on Google Classroom. This includes text from the research paper, captions for all images, and sub-topic headers- all of which counts toward the maximum word count for the project (dispaly board exhibit = 500 max. and website = 1200 max). Any quotations used do NOT count toward the word total.
All work for all classes is due in GC by 4:30 Friday afternoon Jan. 18th
IHF Research Papers for Competition
Any student interested in sending her/his paper on to the competition, must work independently to make all revisions. Revisions must be completed and submitted to Mrs. Pennington via Google Classroom by Jan. 18, 2019.
You must also take note of the following:
IHF Research Papers for Competition
- Must include a Primary Source both in essay and on Annotated Bibliography
- Annotations must be at least three (3) sentences minimum and demonstrate that you’ve read the entire source
- Footnotes should be listed with authors name First and then Last (not as it is on the bibliography- last, first). After a source has been listed in its entirety for the first time in a footnote, any time that source is used again you need only list author’s name and the title of the work.
- Must have topic sentences for every paragraph as well as transitions
- ALWAYS include a footnote after a direct quote (at the end of the sentence) even if the subsequent sentences are from the same source
- ALL websites listed on the Annotated Bibliography MUST include the date accessed.
Week of Jan. 7-11 Publications
Students whose paper is being used for a project MUST make revisions to the final draft before it can be used in a project!!
ALL students must be working on finding 2-3 images for each section of the organizer WITH source ciations. All images must be found by Friday, Jan 11, 2019 - for both A & B day classes!!
YOU MUST BE WORKING ON YOUR PROJECTS DAILY!! THIS MEANS EVEN ON DAYS YOUR PUBLICATION CLASS DOES NOT MEET!!
Week of Jan 7-11 AVID
Students whose paper is being used for a project MUST make revisions to the final draft before it can be used in a project.
ALL students must be working on finding 2-3 images for each section of the organizer WITH source ciations. All images must be found by Friday, Jan 11, 2019.
Letter to Parents- History Fair Projects
Dear Parents & Students,
After winter break we will begin our history fair projects. Listed below are the types of projects students may choose from. Please read the description of each and help your child make a decision that works best for them.
Website - The website category is the most interactive of all NHD categories. A website should reflect your ability to use website design software and computer technology to communicate your topics significance in history. Your historical website should be a collection of web pages, interconnected by hyperlinks, that presents both primary and secondary sources and your historical analysis. To engage and inform viewers, your website should incorporate interactive multimedia, text, non-textual descriptions (e.g., photographs, maps, music, etc.), and interpretations of sources. To construct a website, you must have access to the Internet and be able to operate appropriate software and equipment. It is a requirement to use Weebly to create your website. You will be taught how to use this by your history fair teachers.
Documentary - A documentary should reflect your ability to use audiovisual equipment to communicate your topic’s significance. The documentary category will help you develop skills in using photographs, film, video, audio, computers, and graphic presentations. Your presentation should include primary source materials and also must be an original production. To produce a documentary, you must have access to equipment and be able to operate it. Most students who create a documentary use iMovie.
Display - An exhibit is a visual representation of your research and interpretation of your topics significance in history. The analysis and interpretation of your topic must be clear and evident to the viewer. Labels and captions should be used creatively with visual images and objects to enhance the message of your exhibit.The exhibit category is three dimensional and is displayed on a physical structure. Exhibits use color, images, documents, objects, graphics, and design, as well as words, to tell your story. Exhibits can be interactive experiences by asking viewers to play music, look at a video, or open a door or window to see more documents or photos. The display does require some items to be purchased, such as a display board and topper, cardstock and/or scrapbooking paper, rubber cement, and anything else you want to use to enhance your project.
Performance - The performance category is the only one that is presented live. Developing a strong narrative that allows your subject to unfold in a dramatic and visually interesting way is important. Memorizing, rehearsing, and refining your script is essential, so you should schedule time for this in addition to research, writing, costuming and prop gathering.
Other Important Information
Students may work with a partner or a group of up to five students. If they choose a partner or group, they should choose wisely.
If students choose to work with a partner or group, each student is responsible for a portion of the workload. Each student will be graded on their cooperation, participation, and the finished product. This means that grades may vary within the group.
Students who work with a partner or group do not have to have the same research topic. However, they will need to decide on a type of project, and whose research topic they will use.
Keep in mind as you choose whether to work alone or have partners, completion of the project may require some time to work together outside of school.
ALL PROJECTS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 30, 2019!
Week of Dec. 17-20
Mon- Lesson on History Fair projects
Tues- Review HF projects and make preliminary choices
Wed- Take contract home. MUST be signed and returned after break.
Students will be working on their Illinois History Fair research papers: title page, essay, foot notes, and annotated bibliography every day in class until the final draft is due. The following deadlines apply:
Complete Rough Drafts due:
11/26 (A & AVID) and 11/27 (B)
Parent Edited Draft due:
12/3 (B & AVID) 12/4 (A)
FINAL, FINAL, FINAL draft due: (this includes polished, final version of title page, essay w/ foot notes, and annotated bibliography)
12/10 (A & AVID) 12/11 (B)
From the pink packet- list and define all words with an asterisk next to them. You may do this on paper, notecards or in a Google Doc.
Due Tues- A day, Due Wed. B day
**B-day students you also need to complete pgs 3-4 of yellow packet for class Wed.
Please take a minute to read this article online. Feel free to go back and click the hyperlinks within the article after you've completed it.
Assignment: List the 5 things you found to be the most unique about Illinois from this article. Due Wed. 8/29 (B day class) Due Thur. 8/30 (A day class). You may do this on paper or on Google doc and share with :
firstname.lastname@example.org (Please title your homework- Unique Illinois before sharing it with me online)
Students: Please watch the following videos at home and complete the assignment BEFORE coming to class.