January 16

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (Check back later today for Blog Response)

Today we took the SRI to see where our progress is with our lexile level. Remember this is measure of  vocabulary and comprehension reading skills.

When finished with your SRI you are to grab a Paths to Peace book and practice taking Cornell Notes by picking one of the biograhphies (finish Albert Einstein, first, if you did not finish that from Friday)

Announcements this week:

  1. HW Blog Response This Week – Due at 11:59 PM on Sunday January 22, 2018
  2. Library Plan Due January 24 – At least one side complete – extra credit may be given to those that complete both sides.
  3. Read 20 minutes a night;
  4. We will be going to the library Thursday to check out books

One non-fiction and one free choice will be required.

January 9

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we began looking at the second big question we should be thinking about while reading: what did the author think I already knew or know? This question is helping you first identify the confusion you may have while reading.

Reminder: Quiz –  Vocabulary, and what are the three big questions are while reading non-fiction. Use the link below to help you study.

Quiz – January 11, 2018 Quizlet

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

Have a good night ,

Mr. Hince

January 4

Thursday, January 1, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we reviewed procedures, routines, discussed the importance of starting off the last semester strong, and having a positive attitude toward reading. Furthermore, we delved into the first of three big questions while reading non-fiction: What surprised me? Students read an article and annotated the passage that would keep students engaged while reading non-fiction.

Announcements: Remember your library plan is due next Thursday. This will be part of your homework. Please refer to the previous blog posting.  Additionally, read twenty minutes tonight.

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

December 19

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we continued working on our library plan for next semester. Additionally, we checked out books. Some students did not finish their library plan – THAT IS OKAY! – We will finish it up when we get back from the break (note: we will not spend an entire day on it) – but it will be your first grade for the third quarter.

Saving and Turning in – IMPORTANT:

  1. Save to your student number as the following: first name.last name – lp
    1. Example: John.Smith-LP
    2. If you completed a hard copy, you must copy down the version electronically, if not then do not worry about this step.
  2. Go to my blog and turn it into the “Library Plan Turn-In” form. Make sure to UPLOAD it before clicking the submit button.
Library Plan Turn-In

Library Plan Turn-In

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Maximum upload size: 52.22MB
Sending
December 19

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello students,

Today we began working on our library plan for the rest of the school year (second semester). Follow the steps on the back of your interest sheet. WHEN Finished, save it to YOUR STUDENT NUMBER AND Upload it to the blog below (this is how you will turn it in).

Library Plan Turn-In

Library Plan Turn-In

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December 14

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we began class by reviewing yesterday’s chapters in Freak The Mighty. We had a discussion on whether or not the antagonist, Kenny Kane was guilty or innocent of what he did. We continued and finished Freak The Mighty

Reminder, tomorrow we have a final test over Freak The Mighty. You will be able to use your book. Use the link below to go back and re-read any parts that you may be unfamiliar with, this will help you for your test tomorrow.

Freak The Mighty PDF Links – Study guide (see content above).

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

December 8

Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Good morning parents and students,

Since we only saw 3rd period today, our quiz will be moved back to Monday. This will give you an extra day to study. In the meantime make sure to renew yourself with your snow day and focus on habit #7: Sharpen the Saw. Below is the quizlet to help you study on Monday.

UPDATED: https://quizlet.com/_45beaz

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

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the snow!

Mr. Hince

December 6

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we continued working on Point of View. We rewrote an excerpt from chapter 6 of Freak The Mighty when Max picked up Freak on his shoulders. Additionally, we went over the learning stations that we will be completing over the course of the next couple of days.

Reminder Quiz Friday. Please refer to your warm-ups and the quizlet from the previous post.

UPDATED: https://quizlet.com/_45beaz

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

Have a wonderful night,

Mr. Hince