Week 40: 6.18.18-6.20.18 (Finals, last day)

Monday 6.18.18

  • Final spelling test — 50 words!
  • When you're finished with your spelling test, please click here for an end-of-year course survey (the short link is also written on the board)!
  • Finish watching ITW film and check off travel folders.
  • I also want to take class photos! :) 
  • HW: Have a great summer! 

Tuesday 6.19.18

  • Final spelling test — 50 words!
  • When you're finished with your spelling test, please click here for an end-of-year course survey (the short link is also written on the board)!
  • Finish watching ITW film and check off travel folders.
  • I also want to take class photos! :) 
  • HW: Have a great summer! 

Wednesday 6.20.18 (2-hour early release day)

Week 39: 6.11.18 – 6.15.18 (Finish ITW – Finals Start)

Monday 6.11.18

  • Peer editing in class — aim to get half done today, half done tomorrow. You should be sharing Docs, editing, and working on step 12: designing your folder.
  • Your ITW permission slip must be signed and checked off by me before we start watching the film Thursday in class.
  • Gone Friday? Make up the final ITW quiz today in class.
  • If I didn't get your copy of ITW on Friday — turn it in today!
  • Sign thank you note for Kerry today!
  • HW: Study all 50 spelling words for semester final! Don't forget your extra credit Thoreau assignment is due Thursday by midnight!

Tuesday 6.12.18

  • First thing: go to THIS LINK and take this short student feedback survey today.
  • Peer editing in class — aim to finish the second half. You should be sharing Docs, editing, printing, and working on step 12: designing your folder. 
  • When you're done peer editing, check off your peer edit sheets with me so you can go to the library to print.
  • Your final travel folder is due tomorrow by the end of class — you will leave everything with me!
  • Watch "Alone in the Wilderness" as you edit  
  • You need to turn in your copy of ITW to me by today. After that, you'll be issued a fine through ASB.
  • HW: Wrap up any final details on your travel folder; have ITW film signature page signed; Study all 50 spelling words for semester final! Don't forget your extra credit Thoreau assignment is due Thursday by midnight!

Wednesday 6.13.18

  • Spelling review w/white boards
  • Start to share your travel folders with each other — partner up with three other people to share today/tomorrow in class. Your review page is due tomorrow by the end of class.
  • Finish watching "Alone in the Wilderness"
  • LEAVE YOUR FOLDERS IN CLASS AT THE END OF THE PERIOD — PRINT YOUR STEPS IN ORDER TODAY.
  • I will call you over in class starting tomorrow to check over your final project with you.
  • Get ITW film signature page signed — we start watching the film tomorrow; Study all 50 spelling words for semester final! Don't forget your extra credit Thoreau assignment is due tomorrow by midnight!

Thursday 6.14.18

  • Continue to share your travel folders with each other and with me today. Your review page is due today by the end of class.
  • LEAVE YOUR FOLDERS IN CLASS AT THE END OF THE PERIOD.
  • Start watching ITW in class today (2:28)
  • HW: Study all 50 spelling words for semester final! Don't forget your extra credit Thoreau assignment is due tonight by midnight!

Friday 6.15.18

  • Final spelling test — 50 words!
  • When you're finished with your spelling test, please click here for an end-of-year course survey!
  • Finish watching ITW film and check off travel folders.
  • I also want to take class photos! :) 
  • HW: Have a great summer! 

Week 38: 6.4.18 – 6.8.18 (ITW, late start sr. boards schedule)

Monday 6.4.18

  • Final 10 spelling words — you won't have a separate quiz on these words, but you should study all 50 for finals (they start next Friday)! 
  • Read/listen to first half of ch. 18 aloud in class
  • Ch. 18 questions and letter to family due by the end of class Wednesday/Thursday (late-start dependent)
  • This week you should focus on your map, printing your works cited, illustrating your cover design, and making sure you have everything ready in one Doc for peer editing (that starts next Monday).
  • Your final vocab and chapter reading quiz is this Friday!
  • Guest speaker tomorrow! 
  • HW: Study vocab for Friday quiz; work on travel research project

Tuesday 6.5.18 (late start, short periods)

  • Guest speaker — Kerry Tomlinson in class
  • HW: Study vocab for Friday quiz; work on travel research project; Study all 50 spelling words for semester final!

Wednesday 6.6.18 (late start, 1, 3, 5)

  • Guest Speaker Reflection — fill out this form first thing in class today
  • Spelling word review
  • Listen to the second half of ch. 18 aloud and read the epilogue
  • Hand out envelopes for final TRP.
  • Ch. 18 ?s due by the end of class; letter to family due Friday by midnight
  • Work time on map, printing, illustrating and organizing your travel research project
  • HW: Study vocab for Friday quiz; work on travel research project; Study all 50 spelling words for semester final!

Thursday 6.7.18 (late start, 2, 4, 6)

  • Guest Speaker Reflection — fill out this form first thing in class today
  • Spelling word review
  • Listen to the second half of ch. 18 aloud and read the epilogue
  • Hand out envelopes for final TRP.
  • Ch. 18 ?s due by the end of class; letter to family due Friday by midnight
  • Work time on map, printing, illustrating and organizing your travel research project
  • HW: Study vocab for Friday quiz; work on travel research project; Study all 50 spelling words for semester final!

Friday 6.8.18

  • Final reading and vocab quiz for ITW
  • Watch news report in class during work time.
  • Work time on map, printing, illustrating and organizing (no table of contents in step 9) your travel research project — I'll send groups to the library to print maps.
  • Do not print your other steps until AFTER peer editing next week.
  • The Ch. 18 letter to your family is due by midnight tonight if you don't finish in class!
  • Your ITW permission slip must be signed and checked off by me before we start watching the film Thursday in class.
  • Don't forget, your EC Thoreau assignment is due next Thursday by midnight, too! 
  • HW: Work on travel research project; Study all 50 spelling words for semester final!; don't forget your extra credit Thoreau assignment is due next Thursay by midnight! 

Week 37: 5.28.18 – 6.1.18 (ITW – No school Monday)

Monday 5.28.18 (No school Monday)

  • Happy Memorial Day!

Tuesday 5.29.18

  • Skip ch. 14 and 15 — go over what we missed here
  • Start reading ch. 16 aloud check off questions by the end of class or at the beginning of class Thursday (Hunting gone tomorrow)
  • This week your travel research project focus is on steps 7 and 8: your postcard and scrapbook — they're both due (just a check-off) Friday by the end of class.
  • Make up quiz from last Thursday during conference period TODAY! 
  • HW: Ch. 12 short essay — due tomorrow night by midnight

Wednesday 5.30.18 (Hunting gone on journalism field trip)

  • Start vocab part 3 — split with your partner; vocab is due Friday by the end of class — *8 words each
  • Work time on ch . 12 short essay — due tonight by midnight on Google Classroom! Share it with one other student in class today and have that student peer edit it using this checklist.
  • Work on step 7, your postcard, in class today — use the rough draft in your green packet as a reference (p. 24)
  • The front should be an image that takes up most of the card, in color, and shows the scene of a historical or cultural point of interest in your country. The back should be addressed to an adult and have written information about your visit to this place in at least 8 sentences. Make sure there's a caption on the back that notes the location of your postcard.
  • Start planning your scrapbook if you have time in class today (step 8)
  • HW: Ch. 12 short essay — due tonight by midnight on Google Classroom!

Thursday 5.31.18

  • Check off ch. 16 questions at the beginning of class if you didn't get them checked Tuesday! 
  • Listen to ch. 17; check off your ch. 17 quote explanation by the end of class (or at the beginning of class tomorrow)
  • You may work on the postcard as we listen to the chapter today.
  • Remember — your half of part 3 vocab is due tomorrow by the end of class on Google Classroom.
  • Scrapbook work time (postcard and scrapbook — *10 images with captions; check off your postcard, scrapbook on Google Classroom).
  • If you were gone last Friday: make up the quiz today after school (last day to do it)!
  • HW: Steps 7, 8 and vocab 3 are due tomorrow by the end of class; plan accordingly

Happy Friday 6.1.18

  • Check off ch. 17 quote explanation in class today. 
  • Work time on TRP steps 7 & 8: Check off your postcard in class today and submit your scrapbook (10 images with captions) on Google Classroom Sunday by midnight.
  • Part 3 partner vocab: submit on Google Classroom tonight by midnight.
  • **Don't forget about your Thoreau extra credit assignment — due June 14th (the day before finals). Maybe spend some time "in the wild" this weekend!**
  • HW: Vocab due tonight by midnight; scrapbook due Sunday by midnight — both on Google Classroom

Week 36: 5.21.18-5.25.18 (ITW)

Monday 5.21.18

  • Next 10 spelling words — you'll have a quiz over only these 10 this Thursday (it will be combined with your part 2 vocab/chapter 7-12 quiz)
  • Focus on steps 5-6 this week for your travel research project: packing list and letter home; both due next Monday by midnight on Google Classroom
  • Read ch. 10 out loud – you read 11 silently — answer ch. 10 + 11 questions and check them off by the end of class (or beginning of class tomorrow)
  • HW: Part 2 vocab due by midnight tomorrow night on Google Classroom

Tuesday 5.22.18

  • Check off ch. 10 + 11 questions at the beginning of class if you didn't check them off yesterday
  • Read page 25 aloud with your partner; Thoreau and Into the Wild
  • Go over EC Thoreau assignment — it's due by midnight, Thursday, June 14 — the night before finals 
  • Focus on steps 5-6 this week for your travel research project: packing list and letter home; both due next Monday by midnight on Google Classroom
  • HW: Part 2 vocab due by midnight tonight on Google Classroom – quiz over reading/vocab and spelling Thursday!

Wednesday 5.23.18

  • Start reading ch. 12 aloud in class you finish reading silently
  • Start ch. 12 essay — it's due next Wednesday by midnight
  • Focus on steps 5-6 this week for your travel research project: packing list and letter home; both due Monday by midnight on Google Classroom — Get them done in class this week, and you don't have homework over the 3-day weekend! 
  • Study for tomorrow's quiz over reading/vocab and spelling!

Thursday 5.24.18

  • Reading, vocab part 2 and spelling quiz — last 10 words only
  • Read ch. 13 aloud in class 
  • Focus on steps 5-6 this week for your travel research project: packing list and letter home; both due Monday by midnight on Google Classroom
  • Work time on ch. 12 short essay — due next Wednesday by midnight on Google Classroom
  • HW: Work on steps 5-6 — due Monday by midnight on Google Classroom; ch. 12 essay — due next Wednesday by midnight

Friday 5.25.18

  • Our guest speaker couldn't make it today — so you get a work and movie day — work on your essay and travel research project!
  • Gone yesterday? Make up the quiz in class today! 
  • *No school NEXT Monday — Have a great 3-day weekend! :) 
  • HW: Work on steps 5-6 — due Monday by midnight on Google Classroom; ch. 12 essay — due next Wednesday by midnight

Week 35: 5.14.18 – 5.18.18 (ITW)

Monday 5.14.18

  • Travel Research Project: Focus on steps 2, 3, and 4 this week (that's your intro, itinerary and budget) — All three are due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom. You may put your intro and itinerary in one Doc, but your budget needs to be in a separate Google Sheet.
  • Read ch. 6 in class today — start aloud, you finish silently.
  • Short answer ch. 6 due by the end of class — if you don't finish it, Hunting will check it off Wednesday at the beginning of class. (I'm gone tomorrow.)
  • Absent Friday? You need to make up the spelling quiz after school today.
  • HW: Study for tomorrow's part 1 vocab/reading ch. 1-6 QUIZ

Tuesday 5.15.18 (Hunting gone today)

  • Ch.1-6 vocab and reading quiz today on Chromebooks
  • When you're done with the quiz, read ch. 7 then complete ch. 7 review questions (Hunting will check them off at the beginning of class tomorrow.)
  • Work time on steps 2-4 of TRP (due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom)
  • HW: TRP – Steps 2-4 due Sunday by midnight

Wednesday 5.16.18

  • Check off ch. 7 questions at the beginning of class
  • Split up partner vocab for part 2 — due next Tuesday by midnight on Google Classroom
  • Work time on steps 2-4 (due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom)
  • Hunting starts reading ch. 8 aloud — you finish silently
  • Ch. 8 questions due by the end of class today (or check them off at the beginning of class tomorrow)
  • HW: TRP – Steps 2-4 due Sunday by midnight; part 2 vocab due next Tuesday by midnight

Thursday 5.17.18

  • Review spelling quiz from last week! Key A and Key B
  • Ch. 8 questions — check them off at the beginning of class if you didn't finish yesterday
  • Read Ch. 9 in class today — Hunting starts aloud, you finish silently
  • Start Ch. 9 partner activity — due by the end of class tomorrow
  • Work time on TRP Steps 2-4 and part 2 partner vocab
  • HW: TRP – Steps 2-4 due Sunday by midnight; part 2 vocab due next Tuesday by midnight

Friday 5.18.18

  • Ch. 9 partner activity due by the end of class
  • Work   time on TRP Steps 2-4
  • HW: TRP – Steps 2-4 due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom; don't forget partner vocab due Tuesday by midnight

Week 34: 5.7.18 – 5.11.18 (ITW)

Monday 5.7.18

  • Next 10 spelling words this week! (now we're at 30 — quiz THIS Friday!)
  • Class discussion on Anticipation Activity
  • Finish reading ch. 1-2 and work on chapters 1-2 questions (due in class tomorrow)
  • Work time on partner vocab assignment (due tomorrow by midnight)
  • HW: Part 1 partner vocab due tomorrow by midnight; ch. 1-2 questions due at the beginning of class tomorrow

Tuesday 5.8.18

  • Start Travel Bucket List Assignment – Check off this assignment and ch. 1-2 questions in the first few minutes of class.
  • Go over travel research project together; your chosen country is due by the end of class tomorrow, but you will probably end up telling me today. :) 
  • Once you've told me your country, share your NoodleTools account to my "Period 4-Country Research Project" inbox.
  • Work time on partner vocab (due tonight by midnight).
  • HW: Partner vocab due tonight by midnight on Google Classroom

Wednesday 5.9.18

  • Quick spelling review — whiteboards? :)
  • Start ch. 3 aloud together — you finish reading silently in class today. Ch. 3 questions are due by the end of class today.
  • Rest of class: work time on travel bucket list research assignment. If you realize your country isn't big enough for this project, you may change it — but let me know ASAP. Also, make sure your project is shared with my inbox on NoodleTools: "Period __-Country Research Project"
  • HW: 10 note cards are due on NoodleTools this Sunday by midnight

Thursday 5.10.18

  • Start reading ch. 4 aloud together — you finish silently, then work on chapter questions. We'll read the start of ch. 5 aloud tomorrow. Ch. 4-5 questions are due tomorrow by the end of class.
  • Work time: travel bucket list research assignment (note cards); here are some travel research links
  • HW: 10 note cards are due on NoodleTools this Sunday by midnight; study 30 spelling words

Friday 5.11.18

  • 30-word spelling quiz
  • Read ch . 5 — start aloud, you finish silently.
  • Ch. 4-5 questions are due by the end of class — get them stamped today!
  • Work time: travel bucket list research assignment; here are some travel research links
  • You'll have a ch. 1-6 reading and part 1 vocab quiz next Tuesday! 
  • HW: 10 note cards are due on NoodleTools this Sunday by midnight; study vocab for Tuesday quiz! 

Week 33: 4.30.18 – 5.4.18 (Start ITW)

Monday 4.30.18

  • Wrap up SBAC testing in class; if you need more time, you'll head to the library first thing tomorrow morning.
  • Please ensure you turn in your library books from the independent book unit this week!
  • HW: None

Tuesday 5.1.18

  • Please ensure you turn in your library books from the independent book unit this week!
  • Tomorrow we'll have a guest speaker from Barcelona via Skype. Today we'll research her through her blog: "A Little Adrift".
  • First — we'll watch this Video about Shannon
  • "A Little Adrift" Research Assignment
  • HW: Submit website research on Google Classroom by midnight tonight if you didn't finish in class.

Wednesday 5.2.18

  • Guest speaker Shannon from "A Little Adrift" — Skype Day! 
  • HW: None!

Thursday 5.3.18 

  • First: read THIS (from our guest speaker yesterday).
  • Then: Writing Warm Up (in your writing journal): Think about our guest speaker, Shannon, from yesterday… What did you learn? What did you find most interesting? What's a different question you thought of since we spoke with her? How did listening to her change the way you view travel for your own life? (5-8 sentences)
  • When you're finished, pick up a green ITW packet and a book (tell me the #)
  • Sign a thank you card for Shannon
  • Start Anticipation Assignment for ITW: #1-5 today (#6-10 tomorrow)
  • Start partner vocab — it's due next Tuesday by midnight
  • HW: partner vocab due Tuesday by midnight on GC

Friday 5.4.18

  • Anticipation Assignment for ITW: #6-10; check it off w/Hunting when you're done — we'll have a short class discussion on these Monday (you'll also get your next 10 spelling words next week, FYI).
  • Continue partner vocab — it's due next Tuesday by midnight; Make sure you share your Docs with each other!
  • Intro and Trailer for Into the Wild
  • Start reading Ch. 1 aloud — continue silent reading ch. 1 — finish it over the weekend if you're not done. 
  • HW: partner vocab due Tuesday by midnight on GC

Week 32: 4.23.18 – 4.27.18 (SBA Testing, Late Start Week)

Monday 4.23.18

  • Smarter Balanced testing in class all week
  • HW: NOW EXTRA CREDIT: Phase 4 due Sunday by midnight

Tuesday 4.24.18

  • Smarter Balanced testing in class all week
  • HW: NOW EXTRA CREDIT: Phase 4 due Sunday by midnight

Wednesday 4.25.18 (Late Start 1, 3, 5)

  • Smarter Balanced testing in class all week
  • HW: NOW EXTRA CREDIT: Phase 4 due Sunday by midnight

Thursday 4.26.18 (Late Start 2, 4, 6)

  • Smarter Balanced testing in class all week
  • HW: NOW EXTRA CREDIT: Phase 4 due Sunday by midnight

Friday 4.27.18 (Regular TLT)

  • Smarter Balanced testing in class all week
  • HW: NOW EXTRA CREDIT: Phase 4 due Sunday by midnight

Week 31: 4.16.18-4.20.18 (Week before SBA Testing)

Monday 4.16.18

  • Start next 10 spelling words
  • Linking Verb Review #2 
  • Parts of Speech short quiz
  • NoRedInk Writing this week — start today — due Sunday by midnight
  • Work time in class —  independent reading unit phase 4 test due next Sunday by midnight (4.29) — Make sure you're using Google Forms (settings – "quiz mode" on)
  • HW: None

Tuesday 4.17.18

  • Take the first 5 minutes of class to study your spelling words.
  • Review all 20 spelling words with team spelling  
  • Work time on NoRedInk writing — due Sunday by midnight
  • Work time in class — independent reading unit phase 4 test — due next Sunday by midnight
  • Gone yesterday? See Hunting to take the parts of speech quiz
  • Gone Friday? See Hunting before you take the NoRedInk confusing words quiz
  • HW: Study 20 spelling words for Friday quiz!

Wednesday 4.18.18

  • SBA Practice Test: Lang Vocab/Read Lit
  • Work time on NoRedInk writing – due Sunday by midnight
  • Work time in class — independent reading unit phase 4 test due next Sunday by midnight
  • HW: Phase 4 and NoRedInk Writing due Sunday by midnight; Study 20 spelling words for Friday quiz!

Thursday 4.19.18

  • Quick spelling word review w/whiteboards!
  • SBA Practice Test: Research/Read Info
  • Phase 4 due NEXT Sunday by midnight — independent reading unit 
  • Work time on NoRedInk writing – due THIS Sunday by midnight
  • HW: Phase 4 and NoRedInk Writing; Study 20 spelling words for tomorrow's quiz! 

Friday 4.20.18