May 18

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hello students,

  • Today’s Agenda:

1.Warm-Up: Grab a laptop and answer the following question:

  • 1.What was your favorite book this year that we read in class (7 Habits, Freak The Mighty, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, Farewell The Manzanar, or The Outsiders). Explain why.
  • 2.Would you recommend the 6th graders reading these books for next year? What changes would you make – to the books, to the class? Things you enjoyed this year?
  1. Pass back goals that you made at the beginning of the year and name plates. Reflect on goals and RI (see beginning of year and pass back sheets).
  2. Pass back papers
  3. Ms. Inman Summer Reading – At some point today Ms. Inman will be coming in to discuss Summer reading with you guys.
  4. Laptop carts Current Events – begin
  5. Make-Up RI’s
  6. Begin watching The Outsiders.

Directions: Pick 3 out of the 5 current events chosen by Mr. Hince from your homework blog response two weeks ago. First read the article and then go to my blog to fill out the sheet (5W’s and Three Big Questions). Turn it into my blog once finished.

  1. http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/21/technology/mit-fish-robot/index.html – Can Robotic Fish be Used To Spy on Marine Life?
  2. https://www.studentnewsdaily.com/editorials-for-students/uk-blocks-citizen-from-leaving-the-country-for-medical-treatment/ – Child With Severe Medical Problem Not Able to Leave Country For Treatment
  3. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/health/hawaii-bans-sunscreen-chemicals-trnd/index.html – You Might Think Twice about Wearing Sunscreen to the Beach after Reading This!
  4. https://www.studentnewsdaily.com/blog/human-interest-news-stories/student-spent-24-hours-in-a-trench-for-school-project/ – Student spends 24 Hours in a Trench For Two Reasons: Honor and a School Project
  5. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/yellowstone-steamboat-geyser-eruption-wxc/index.html – World’s Largest Geyser Keeps Erupting, has scientists baffled.

Current Event Organizer : Current Event Organizer – Remember to save this to your student number as your first.last name

Classwork Current Event Submission

Classwork Current Event Submission

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May 14

Monday, May 14, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here is our agenda for today:

  1. Warm-Up: Reviewed Chapter 7 of The Outsiders
  2. Read along and quickly tracked two signposts – Chapter 8 and beginning of Chapter 9 of The Outsiders

HW: Test Thursday – Begin to study.

Announcements and Notes :

  • If I have talked to you, you need to turn in what I gave you by this Thursday, May 17th – use resources below.
  • Test Thursday – see study guide below.
  • If you are behind read the PDF to chapter 9 of The Outsiders.
  • Test Thursday!!!

Resources:

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

Have a good night and begin to study!

-Mr. Hince

 

May 8

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Students remember this week we have a quiz. Here is the updated vocab list that we used today while playing Head’s Up!

Vocab list for Quiz – Updated For Quiz – the  second part of your quiz will be signposts and comprehension where you will be able to use your signpost organizer and book.

Announcements:

  1. ***Homeroom***- Bring back blue student info form and $2 for end of year postage; Field Day is tomorrow! Wear Grey!!
  2. Quiz Thursday – see link above.
  3. Read Chapter 6 if you are not finished tonight! – http://nisbah.com/summer_reading/the-outsiders_se_hinton.pdf

Today in class: We worked on vocab in context, next we began the first part of our review with the game Head’s Up, Next students started their lit. group discussions on the reading signposts they tracked. Students will continue to do this as we finish up The Outsiders.

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

May 7

Monday, May 7, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here was our agenda for today:

  1. Warm-Up: discussed the following statement:  Loyalty is extremely important between or among friends – a theme students can relate to and connect to with The Outsiders.
  2. Reviewed Chapter 5 by completing the activity Fan-N-Pick
  3. Continued tracking reading signposts for chapter 6 and chapter 7.

Announcements and Notes:

  • Quiz Thursday – vocabulary, comprehension/signposts for The Outsiders.
  • Reading Inventory Friday
  • ***Homeroom ***  – Make sure to bring in your $2 end of year postage and signed BLUE student info. sheet. – these are due MAY 9th

Study Resources:

  •  Vocabulary Quizlet (Note: Not all of them are going to be on there –  check the blog later this week for more info.)

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

 

May 2

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here was our agenda for today:

  1. Analyzed the characters Bob and Steve Randle in The Outsiders 
  2. Finished our group activity: QuestionQuest from yesterday – students turned this in.
  3. Students continued to read chapter 4 through chapter 5 in The Outsiders.

HW: Study for your short quiz tomorrow, complete the blog response that is under Monday’s posting, and read 20 minutes

**HOMEROOM** – BRING BACK BLUE -STUDENT INFO SHEETS SIGNED *** – DUE May 9th

Study information:

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

Sincerely,

Mr. Hince

April 30

Monday, April 30, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here was our agenda today:

  1. We analyzed Two Bit Matthews’ character in The Outsiders (p.12)
  2. Students analyzed one word from The Outsiders. Students will be completing a group activity with these analyzed words later this week.
  3. Students began reading chapter 3-4 Of The Outsiders (P.35-60) – individually

This week:

  • Short quiz over characters (use your character analysis sheet) and signposts that we went over last Friday – check below if you were absent.
  • Blog Response Due Thursday at 11:59 PM (see below)

Resources:

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

Blog Response: Current Event April 30-May 3 *Due Thursday at 11:59PM

Blog Response: Current Event April 30-May 3 *Due Thursday at 11:59PM

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April 24

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Yesterday we answered big question #2: What did the author thought we already knew? by previewing and obtaining background information for our last novel of this year: The Outsiders. Students worked in 5 minute intervals in groups to learn about the various terms,  and the Greaser-subculture.

Today, we read about the inspiration for why S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders and began reading chapter 1 (p.1-20). We analyzed a memory moment about how the main character, Ponyboy, remembered when his friend, Johnny got into a fight with the “Socs”. We discussed why the memory was important (foreshadowed what happened to Ponyboy (the narrator), introduced the conflict between the Greasers and the Socs.

HW: Read 20 minutes tonight

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

April 9

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hello students,

Please refer to the previous blog posting labeled, “Friday” to complete the remainder of your web quest/stations. Below you will notice the HW Blog Response.

Announcements and Notes:

  • Quiz Thursday:
  • Check the blog there may be study information and a HW blog response this week.
  • We went to the library at the end of the period. This will be taken for a CW grade. You will not be allowed to go to the library starting tomorrow due to testing.
  • Testing Schedule for this week (see homeroom teacher)

HW Blog Response Attachment: HW Blog Response Poetry

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

2018 - HW Blog Response April 9-12 - * Due at 11:59PM Thursday night

2018 - HW Blog Response April 9-12 - * Due at 11:59PM Thursday night

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March 30

Friday

Hello students below is the figurative language and sound device webquest. Use the directions with the first link below (powerpoint). Remember to complete The Rainy Day poem before starting.

figurative language and sound device station or webquest directions

Station #1 –

◦Part 1: No Video

◦Part 2: Rhyme Scheme – https://vimeo.com/85309368

Station #2 –

◦Part 1 – #1 – https://vimeo.com/52206387  ;  Question #3 – https://vimeo.com/52225165

◦Part 2 – https://vimeo.com/52224045

Station #3 –  https://vimeo.com/52223696

Station #4: https://vimeo.com/52460433