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Lincoln Magnet School

300 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

2019 - 2020


8th Grade Jan 27-Jan 31
Monday-Finished MAP Math Testing; Make-ups will be done with Mrs. Sevener; date TBDTuesday-Began MAP ELA Testing; Make-ups will be done with Mrs. Sevener; date TBD
7th Grade Jan 27-Jan 31
Monday-Finished MAP testing; Makeups will be done with Mrs. SevenerMonday-Students reviewed MAP taking strategies; MAP testing ELA will begin Thursday, Jan 30
Tuesday- Solving expressions with Distributive Property
6TH Grade Jan 27-Jan31
Finished MAP Math Test; Makeups will be done with Mrs. SevenerMonday- Began ELA MAP testing; Checked in with Book Club Members. Today begins DAY 5 = student should be half way through book by TUESDAY MORNING :)


8th Grade Jan 21- Jan 24
Tuesday-Students were introduced Power of Exponents; completed an visual organizer with vocabulary, definitions and examples. This is to be used to complete this evening's homework.DAILY WRITE was assigned for the week. Students listened to Read Aloud story- 'A Long Way Gone'
7th Grade Jan 21-Jan 24
Tuesday-Combing like terms worksheet with notes, color coding, vocabulary, and procedural skills.Tuesday-Students had a guest speaker.
6th Grade Jan 21-Jan 24
Tuesday- Paper Clip Activity to create ratios, ordered pairs, graphing. Last Call for missing 3rd Qtr Missing Assignments.Tuesday- Students completed a 'book walk' activity as groups previewed and listed five potential books they would like to read. Students then completed writing pre-assessment
Wednesday- Finished up Paper Clip Activity, extended practice on ratios, creating equivalent ratios.


8th Grade Jan 13th - Jan 17th
Handed in Lesson 3 Pg 23/24; QUIZ on 4-1,2,3 and 4 on WEDNESDAYMonday- Book Groups are to complete the Dystopian Template each week as they are reading. REQUIREMENTS: 4 new vocab works which includes text sentence and then definition. Also, 4 JOTS. This could be a reaction you had from a passage, a rebuttal to an event, an idea of what you would do if you lived there, or a personal connection to a storyline/event. Basically, some type of thought/reaction/connection to what you have read.
7th Grade Jan 13th - Jan 17th
Monday- Complete Daily Bell Ringer; began Lesson 4-1...Translating Expression by identifying words that direct what math function to use. Quiz over Lesson 4-1 on Friday.Monday- Continued to develop rebuttals for TED TALK. Recording begins Tuesday with FINAL project due Friday.
6th Grade Jan 13-Jan17
Monday-Comparing Ratios. How to solve word problems when given ratios; completing ratio tables.Monday- Weekly Read Aloud- "Seat Belts"- all four components due at MIDNIGHT Tuesday.


8th Grade Jan 13th - Jan 17th
Wed- High School visits for registration today. WooHoo, very exciting.Wed- Starbooks in the Library. Students reviewed numerous dystopian themed books with the intent to choose top three for further activities.
Thursday- Continued Unit 1-discussing Rational and Irrational numbers.Thursday- Continued listening to read aloud in preparation of writing argument paper soon. Question is "Should soldier boys receive legal consequences for their actions?"
Friday- Dystopian themed book will be three weeks long. Student groups decided how many chapters needed to be read each week to FINISH it by Jan 31.
7th Grade Jan 13th - Jan 17th
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Friday - Finish Pre-Assessment; Students are to complete ORDERED PAIR worksheet.Friday- Teams continued preparation for TED Talks by developing and writing a script.
Thursday - Pre-Assesment for next Unit.Thursday - Continued to analyze TED Talks.
Wed-Group activity solving one-step equations.Wed- Continued Ted Talk analysis.
6th Grade Jan 13th - Jan 17th
Monday- Pony Express weekly article. Annotations, On-line test and parent signature due WED. Completed Diamond Poem
Tuesday - Students completed Unit Pre-Assessment test.
Thursday- Students to complete Meet the Author activity.


8th Grade Jan 6th - Jan 10th
Monday- Now is the time to finish the last Word of the Week and Writing for 2019 for late credit. Students reread Position Paper for editing/changes before submitting for grade. Listen to the story A Long Way Gone
Tuesday- Completed Daily Quick Write, read from A Long Way Gone.
7th Grade Jan 6th - Jan 10th
Monday- Bell Ringers will be completed each day after student completes their CALENDAR. Save a copy or complete on notebook paper. All solutions will be turned in each FRIDAY. Students established 2nd Semester SMART GOALS and completed teacher survey.Monday- Preparing for FLASH DEBATE. Students are to state CLAIM, COUNTER CLAIM, 3 POINTS WITH EVIDENCE AND SOURCE. Write OPENING STATEMENT tonight and practice.
Tuesday- Students completed Bell Ringer, began Khan Academy Assignment. Students need 100% correct to complete Khan Academy activity.Tuesday- Students began Flash Debate on their chosen topics. Audience took notes and provided constructive suggestions afterwards.
6th Grade Jan 6th - Jan 10th
Monday-Students received new math curriculum, completed reflection, new year activities.Monday-Students completed a poem activity.
Tuesday- Students began Pre-Assessment for 2nd Semester.Tuesday-
8th Grade Oct 21- Oct 24
Monday- Last chance to complete Source Page. Completed Source Page was approved by an adult. Once approved students were able to upload to easy bib.com and create Bibliography. Students were to PRINT out Bibliography and place in Binder. Tuesday we will be introduced too FOOTNOTES.
7th Grade Oct 21-Oct 24
Monday- Finish Roll the Dice worksheet from Friday. HW: tonight-Finish Ex 3 and Try It on Percent Markup&Markdown Notes that was handed out in class. Assignment can be found on Mrs. Webster's Website on left-hand side under green LESSON PLANSMonday- On Demand Writing during class time.
6th Grade Oct 21-Oct 24
No HOMEWORK UNLESS you didn't do Friday's pg 53 #6 and #7Monday- Begin Reading Comprehension, Complete Brain POP in G-Classroom, Post on kidblog.com (link in G-Classroom)
Tuesday- Complete Topic Review Sheet Part 1. Solutions are posted in Mrs. Wankel's Google Classroom.
8th Grade Oct. 15 - Oct. 18
Tuesday-Slope y=kx Slope y2-y1/x2-x1 What does slope tell us?Tuesday- Research Status: √Thesis complete, √Outline Complete, √Notes Complete,√Source Document with ANNOTATIONS Complete
Wed. Continue SlopeWed. Upload Sources to EasyBib.com
7th Grade Oct 15 - Oct Oct 18
Tuesday- Went over the answers for Friday's quiz. We began Lesson 3-3. See Mrs. Webster's website for HW.Tuesday-We turned in our NARRATIVE ESSAY. Ms. Moskus may have grades posted by Friday, Oct 18. Today we were introduced to the High Seas writing project using the app SCRATCH. Elements are: two characters, a conflict, contain examples of Figurative Language (there are seven to choose from) and what is the LESSON learned.
Wed-Practice using Proportional EquationWed- Continued SCRATCH project
6th Grade Oct 15 - Oct Oct 18
Tuesday-We learned two ways to calculate division of fractions. A number line as a visual and the KEEP, CHANGE, FLIP Rule. The KCF rule is what we will use to complete homework for tomorrow. Students have examples and notes to use as a reference. RECIPROCAL is our new math term. Ask your student what it means. Check Mrs. Wankel's website for HW assignment.Tuesday- Continue working on Teen Activist Project
Wed- Upload homework answers; continue finding solution for division of fractions.Wed-Continue Teen Activist Project. Choose three topics from- animal abandonment, environment, education, bullying, Two bullet points of information under each Topic category.
8th Grade Sept 30 - Oct 4
Monday - We will have a test over Lesson 2-1 through 2-4 on Wed and Thurs this week.Monday- Students started on this weeks Quick Writes and used rest of class to work on Research Project.
7th Grade Sept 30- Oct 4
Monday- New Unit 3 workbook pages into folder; students finished Unit 2 test. Check Mrs. Webster's website for homework information.Monday-Read Drafts like an Editor-used Narrative Checklist, used Conflict Check, and used Peer Checklist. Looking for the conflict in your Narrative.
Tuesday-We are solving division of whole numbers with a decimal as a divisor. See Mrs. Wankel's website to check if you are missing any assignments.Tuesday- We learned about symbolism and how to layer it into our essays. Symbolism-giving meaning to object like a red octagon means STOP; red heart means LOVE, etc. Adding context to symbolism could look like a tear streaked face means sadness, a bracelet could mean friendship.
Wednesday- When do you use commas?? FANBOYS for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so AAAWWUBBIS-after, although, as, when, while, until, because, before, if, since
6th Grade Sept. 30 - Oct. 4
Monday- Online Multiplication test; Assignment is in Mrs. Wankel's Google Classroom.Monday- Review of expectations. Assignment of new story and entry on Parent Reading Log. Continued making notes on Narrative Rubric. Worked on Essay and conferred with students.
8th Grade Sept 23-26
Monday-MAP testing in Reading and Writing classes today.
Friday- Homework is on Google Classroom. Examples and helpful hints are on Google Classroom as well.Friday- We had an awesome trip to the State Library and Lincoln Library today. Students had access to Primary and Secondary Documents. What a great group of young adults!!!!
7th Grade Sept 23-26
Monday-Practice on Unit Rate, Constant Proportionality, and y=kx Practice test will be available Tuesday or Wednesday. Unit test will be Thursday Sept 26Monday-MAP testing
Tuesday- Practice test will be available Tuesday or Wednesday. Unit test will be Thursday Sept 26
Wednesday-We went over a practice test. Homework is completing the review problems at the end of the unit in Math Folder. Practice, Practice, Practice.Wednesday- Learning to 'ground' your dialogue in a story. Writer's need to anchor their dialogue with who is talking, what emotion goes along with dialogue through verb choice (i.e.: shyly said, screamed, blubbered, angrily, etc). We also want to ground the dialogue with where is this conversation taking place.
Thursday- Math Test Today over unit rate, constant rate of proportion and promotional relationship
6th Grade Sept 23 - 26
Monday-Math Test on Unit 2 on Tuesday, Sept 24Monday-MAP testing in Reading and Writing classes today.
8th Grade Sept 9-13
Monday-REVIEW for tomorrow's QUIZ. We placed a STAR * on four worksheets to review in preparation for quiz.Monday-Students began collecting notes on History Fair Topic. Each card needs to have FIVE (5) bullet point notes and a SOURCE #. Fill in Source Form for each source used to find information. Required to complete ONE card by end of class today. Great Job 8th Graders.
7th Grade Sept 9-13
Tuesday-Constant of ProportionalityTuesday-Using WRITING TOOLS to write a better story. PLOT ELEMENTS of a story arc. Exposition (introducing setting and characters, Inciting Actions (what starts the story and starts the PLOT), rising actions, CLIMAX (story's most exciting event, a turning point), falling actions (used to find a resolution), RESOLUTION (scene that ties up the ending and any loose ends) HMWK: create a STORY ARC or BOXES AND BULLETS. This will be used to create a Realistic Fiction story tomorrow. student
We learned how to graph and prove Constant of Proportionality along with y=kx.Thursday-Taking our writing from 2-D to 3-D. Ex: "I became uncomfortable." (2-D) "My palms became sweaty and clammy. I felt my shirt become damp with my uncomfortableness. The heat rose slowly in my cheeks." (3-D) We added TRANSITION WORDS. See Ms. Moskus' Google Classroom for list and also in student Writer's Notebook.
6th Grade Sept 9-13
Conferenced with students re: missing work or re-doing work for partial credit.New Hot and Spicy Word due on Friday. Introduction of short article used for comprehension activity. "Golden Gate Bridge" download into student Home/Lit file, answering the questions and using tools to annotate supporting evidence to answers.
Tuesday-Plotting data sets. Focus on understanding scale of graph, location of quadrants, x-axis, y-axis, accuracy of positive/negative points, and reflection of points. Homework tonight.Finished article "Golden Gate" questions and annotations; downloaded and turned into Google Classroom; learned how to use ONLINE TEST TAKING in student's cumulative file.
8th Grade Sept 3 - 6
Tuesday-Received work back, checked missing work. Solve one variable equations with fractions.Tuesday-Quick Writes. Character and Relationship organizer for "WONDER"
Friday- Pagerism, primary, secondary, translating information to own words (aka notes NOT copying and pasting), bullet points for facts, Source #
History Fair Project- On Monday, Sept 10 students will begin filling out not cards which include 5 bullet notes per card; completing Source Sheet w/annotations found in Google Classroom; Weekly goal of notes is 15 cards or total of 75 bullet points due each FRIDAY!!!
7th Grade Sept 3 - 6
Tuesday - Find Unit Rate involving Unit Fractions; Homework on the bottom of AVID Notes pageTuesday-Daily Quick Write in Moskus' Google Classroom; Lesson 1-Imagining Stories from Everyday Moments;Tuesday - Generate 10 fictional ideas from everyday stories in your Writing Notebook.
Wednesday-Lesson 2: Where to find topics for a fictional writing?
Thursday- Introduced "Is this a Proportional Relationship?" using table of y value/x value. Completed X-L Quiz online. Finish at home if not completed.
Friday- Introduced Types of Point of View (POV)- First Person-will use I, me, and we Third Person Limited; the narrator is outside looking in. Will focus on thoughts and feelings of only 1 character. Third Person Omniscient- similar to 3rd Limited but narrator know ALL character thoughts and feelings. Third Person Objective- The narrator reports the facts as a neutral/impersonal observer. Second Person-Narrator tells the story to another character using the word YOU.
6th Grade Sept 3 - 6
Tuesday - Introduction of Absolute Value; Greatest number vs. Lesser amount; AV is always positive number. Homework on Mrs. Wankel's website.Tuesday- Writing Strategy: Students made a map and labeled with a memory/events in appropriate rooms. They are to write a 2-page narrative essay about ONE memory. Include descriptive language, describe setting, characters, use dialogue to produce a passage.
Wednesday- Homework completion check; Practice Quiz pg 83 and Pearson On-line 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Thursday- Went over Practice Quiz before completing Lesson 2.3 QUIZ. Will need to finish tomorrow.
Friday- Input Quiz answers into Pearson; finished up Pearson XL Lessons; introduced plotting data points on graph.
8th Grade August 26th-30th
Monday- Calculating INTEGERS +, -. * and division. Assessment today.Monday- We will begin our Beginning of Year Narrative Assessment on Tuesday.
Tuesday- Reviewed rules of Integers; completed Integer Assessment using student provided foldable.Students completed Beginning of Year Writing Assessment. Prompt: write a true story that you have experienced or have seen.
Wed-We began the Beginning of Year Assessment w/calculators. Very proud of our 8th graders as they demonstrated great effort on material that was unfamiliar to them.Wed-Completed BOY Writing Essay; collected folder for History Project.
Friday- Keep, Change, Change; Different signs=Find the Difference; Plotting Data Sets; Calculating IntegersComplete History Fair Project "What Topic Am I Doing?" worksheet by Tuesday, Sept. 3 THAT'S NEXT WEEK : )
7th Grade August 26th-30th
Monday- Joined Google Classroom; reviewed homework; began Unit2/Lesson1 Ratios, Rates, and Unit Rates. Homework is Topic 2 Readiness Assessment.Monday- Continued our independent writing lesson. Last week students confirmed topic and the theme of their writing. Today we began "rehearsing" or using an organizer to set up paper in student's Writing Notebook. Organizers can be found on Ms. Moskus' Google Classroom.
Answers provided to Topic 2.1 assessment. Students checked and then discussed problems that were challenging.Tuesday- Using MENTOR TEXTS to support your INTENTION of writing. HMWK: Write down 3 Mentor Texts in your Writers Notebook that will support your independent writing.
Wed- Locked down mentor texts to analyze writing technique of author. Students will begin using an organization strategy to organize their ideas before writing. WE WILL BEGIN WRITING OUR FIRST ESSAY TOMORROW IN GOOGLE DOCS. WOOHOO.
FRIDAY- Nana's Chocolate Milk; continued finding Unit RateFriday-You write and a Friend finishes the story. Great collaborative activity that stretched your writing skills.
6th Grade August 26th-30th
Monday: first homework assignment (see Mrs. Wankel's Website); set-up Math Folders; accessed Pearson On-line; accessed Mrs. Wankel's Google Classroom.Finished setting up Writer's Notebook and completed Beginning of Year Writing Assessment. Student's choose topic for Narrative Essay.
Tuesday- Define INTEGERS; real life application of INTEGERS, plotting INTERGERS on number line.
Wed- Reviewed homework and introduced using Google Quiz to post answers for Mrs. Wankel. This will be a method that may be used for turning homework for points.We began a Narrative Writing essay; One and Half pages; based on Scars we have.
Thursday-wrapped up integers and introduced rational numbers. Ask you student an example of each.
Friday-Guest Teacher/ completed yesterday's homework and two Pearson Activities on-line.Friday-Checked Hot n' Spicy word and set-up Challenge Game;Checked Scars page and a half writing in Notebook.