February 12

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Good afternoon parents and students,

1st and 3rd Periods: 

  • Depending on the class, we chose a character’s tough choice, analyzed their decision with a cost/benefit analysis sheet, and decided if the character made the best decision based on your own values and principles.  Yesterday we read a non fiction article, Why Do People Follow The Crowd? 
  • HW: Read 20 Minutes + Finish Habit 4 Note sheet. Use PDF version 7 Habits PDF Version

4th and 5th Periods

  • Today students continued to read habit #4: Think-Win Win with their group. Students had to apply The Relationship Bank Account by being interdependent with the active reading role that they chose and rotated with.

QUIZ TOMORROW – over habit # 4 and the relationship bank account (P.131-162). You will be able to use your notes.

Announcements and Notes 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

February 10

Monday, February 10, 2020

Good afternoon students,

1st -3rd Periods: 

Today we continued reading The Wave. You analyzed tough choices that the characters made throughout chapters 5/ 6 and on. At the end of class you evaluated one of those decisions that the character made, put yourselves in their shoes, and used your principles and values to analyze the decision a character has made. Tomorrow we will discuss more in depth about the choices characters are making and Why people tend to follow the crowd?

4th and 5th Periods:

Today we continued our next mini lesson over the different types of organizational patters we see while reading non-fiction (text structure – cause and effect and chronological). The reason we do this as strategic readers is to help us understand the author’s purpose. We continued and will continue throughout the week using the Olympics article to navigate the different types of text structure. Next we moved back into our groups. Group 2 worked on their biography, while group 1 finished up  the Relationship bank account in the 7 Habits.

  • HW:
    • Read 20 minutes
    • Quiz Thursday over The RBA and 7 Habits – make sure you are taking your notes/sketch notes!

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

February 3

Monday , February 3, 2020

Good afternoon parents and students,

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd periods

  1. 7 Habits: The RBA
  2. First They Came Poem Connection

Announcements and Notes: (1st-3rd Periods Only)

  • HW: Read Habit 4 (Pg. 144-162) and complete cloze notes/sketchnoting. This will be due Wednesday, February 12.
  • 7 Habits PDF Version – use this to read
  • Reminder – Q3 Vocab. Artbook is due March 6, 2020

4th and 5th Periods 

  1. The Memory Trick Article – How Drawing Helps us Remember More
  2. Ted Talk – How Drawing Helps us Remember More
  3. Biography – Continue Reading and Finishing up day 3 or reading journal.

Announcements and Notes

Blog Response for 4th and 5th only 

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January 30

Thursday, January 31, 2020

Good evening parents and students,

Here was our agenda for today’s classes

1st-3rd Periods:

  1. Warm-Up: Finished Words of The Week, reviewed yesterday’s words of the week and had a quick discussion over the Rosewood Mobs non-fiction article you read yesterday.
  2. Mini-Lesson over mood
  3. The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street compared and contrasted the teleplay version to its written work. We analyzed how the music and technical effects create a suspenseful mood.  Additionally, we reviewed many different forms of irony throughout the teleplay.
  4. Library – Check in check out books

Announcements and Notes:

  • Study for your quiz tomorrow! – The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street comprehension, plot, point of view, irony, and mood.
  • Reminder – Q3 Vocabulary Artbook is due March 6th, 2020

4th and 5th Periods:

  1. Warm-Up: Fact and Opinion
  2. Fan-N-Pick: Review for your quiz tomorrow
  3. Biography – Day 1-3 The Quest To Extraordinary – 5th Period we went over the emphasis of how this reading journal will turn into a project and tracking how the person you are reading about is overcoming a difficulty, challenge, or adversity in their life.
  4. Library – Check in check out books

Announcements and Notes:

  • Study for your quiz tomorrow! – Words of The Week, Fact and Opinion, and Types of Autobiographies
  • Study Guide – Fan -N- Pick for Review for Quiz
  • Reminder – Q3 Vocabulary Artbook is due March 6th, 2020
January 27

Monday, January 27, 2020

Good afternoon parents and students,

1st -3rd Periods:

  • Friday we had a mini-lesson over irony and discussed the three types of irony: verbal (sarcasm, dramatic irony, and situational irony). We looked at many examples and analyzed two examples of situational irony in The Lottery . 
  • Today we began reading The Monsters are Due on Maple Street . While reading we are analyzing for theme and irony within the story

Announcements and Notes:

  • Expect a Quiz Friday
  • **If you have not taken the Habit 3 Quiz, you will take that on Wednesday during class.
  • HW: Read 20 minutes + Continue working on your  Q3 vocabulary art book

4th and 5th Periods:

  • Last week we started a lesson over fact and opinion. Furthermore, on Friday students started reading their biography that they choose from their book walk. Today students had a comprehension skills check over fact and opinion, author’s purpose, making inferences, and recall with the short non-fiction article “Moon Madness” – This was turned in for a grade. Afterwards students started working on day 2 of their reading journal with their biography.

Announcements and Notes

  • Quiz Friday: WOW Vocab, Fact and Opinion, and what we go over this week. Check back later for more information.
  • *If you have not taken the Habit 3 Quiz, you will take that on Wednesday during class.
  • HW: Read 20 minutes + Continue working on your  Q3 vocabulary art book

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

 

January 21

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Good afternoon parents and students,

1st – 3rd Period:

  1. The Lottery Anticipation Guide and discussion
  2. The Lottery – during reading students tracked again and again moments and an confusion. We periodically stopped to briefly summarize.
  3. Tomorrow, we will analyze it more in depth and clear up confusion you might have had. Make sure to bring your two sheets (warm-up and story).

4th and 5th Periods:

  1. WOW – Imposing, diminutive, provoke
  2. Hard at Work – Review and apply three big questions: What surprised me? What did the author think I already knew? and What challenged, changed, or confirmed what I already know?
  3.  Biography/Autobiography book walk. You were able to preview the next book you would like to read in our class and narrow it down to your 3 choices.

 

HW – ALL ClASSES – Complete HW Blog Response – see previous post below.

Announcements and Notes:

  • Wednesday (Tomorrow) and Thursday – I will be here at 8:05 AM for those that have not taken their habit quiz last Friday. Meet in 7 Comm LAb Wednesday. Location TBD for Thursday
  • Q3 Vocab Art book due March 6th. Make sure you are working on it as you are reading 20 minutes each night

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

January 17

HW Blog Response: January 21-23 (Posted January 17)

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here is a reminder to complete your blog response this week. Complete it early if you want to! – Have a good weekend

Use this as a back-up plan just in case it does not go through: HW Blog Response- Making Inferences Q3 -#2 – Internment Camps

 

Blog Response - January 21-23, 2020, Due Thursday at 11:59PM

Blog Response - January 21-23, 2020, Due Thursday at 11:59PM

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January 16

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today students finished up Habit 3: Put First Things First, and were able to relate it back to our previous DMS Challenge on growth mindset. Remember putting first things first is all about prioritizing your time to accomplish your goals (from habit 2), and have less stress in your life. Where growth mindset come in is when your goals are challenging you to be in that courage zone Covey discusses.

You should have finished your mind map notes today or yesterday depending on what class you are in. Today you also received a study guide, to check and highlight your answers within your notes. IF you do not have well written notes that you can find the answer to in the study guide, you need to go back and look for that key note.

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Warm-Up: WOW
  2. Finish Habit 3/Review for Quiz tomorrow with Will The Winner’s Win?
  3. Library Check-in/Check Out and work on work on vocabulary art book – Last 10 minutes of class.

HW: Study for quiz tomorrow

Study Guide:

Announcements and Notes:

  • If you are going to be absent tomorrow for the quiz, Quiz make-ups will be held Wednesday, January 22nd at 8:05AM .  If you cannot make it, please set up another appointment with me. 
  • Reminder to be working on your Q3 vocabulary art book – Due March 6, 2020 Vocabulary Artbook Q3 – Requrements and Rubric

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

January 14

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Good afternoon parents and students,

Students have been learning about our next note-taking strategy, mind mapping notes, the benefits, and when the best time to use them. We have been applying the note-taking strategy to short biographies and now Habit 3: Put First Things First. Some classes are at different points.

Announcements and Notes:

  • Quiz Friday: Habit 3 and select Words of The Week  vocabulary. – check the blog later this week for more information
  • HW: Read 20 minutes + make sure to start Q3 vocab art book
  • Remember to put first things first, many of you did not complete last weeks HW blog response
  • 1st and 2nd Periods:
    • Reminder, if you did not follow the directions on how to turn in your project, please go back and resubmit it using these directions. If I do not have permission to view it, I will mark a zero in the grade book to let you know –
    • If you have your biography book, please return that to the cart in the classroom, thanks in advance.
    • 3rd,4th, 5th: If you did not finish your mind map notes for up to page 116, please finish that for HW.

Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a goo night,

Mr. Hince

January 7

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hello students,

Below are directions for the song lyrics and turning in your projects (1st and 2nd Periods):

Project Directions

Sway Presentations Turn-In and Copy Link Here

Sway Presentations Turn-In and Copy Link Here

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