No class this week: it’s Olympic week 🙂
For the next 2 weeks we will focus on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.”
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put 1st Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Milestones this week
This week we will fine tune our test taking skills to make sure we are ready for the Milestones next week!
We will be focusing on preparing ourselves for the milestones using multiple resources.
March 12-16: Test PREP
This week Students will understand the importance of preparing for tests and will learn and implement several test preparation strategies
February 26th- March 2nd: Note Taking
This week we will focus on effective note taking. We will practice using T-charts to pull out key information from texts and powerpoint presentations. We will also work on identifying informational vs linking words while note taking.
***QUARTER 3 ENDS MARCH 14th***
February 12th-16th: Math Skill
PRACTICE FINDING THE AREA OF COMPOSITE SHAPES WITH QUIZZIZ: CODE 936705 OR 176422
Surface Area Practice: Quizziz Code: 047061
**Remember to fill in your agenda for EACH CLASS!** Agendas and binders are checked and graded on Friday!!
This week we will focus on the importance of formulas and how to use them and LWPC (a problem solving strategy to help solve word problems).
February 5th-9th: Reading Strategies
This week students will practice visualization, identifying important details, inferencing, and vocabulary skills through a variety of activities. ** Remember to fill in your agenda for EACH class!
Progress reports go out on Friday!
January 29-February 2: Punctuality and Preparedness
This week Students will watch a video and identify how poor decisions can impact them at school. They will also play “spy” and keep track on infractions of their peers as well as themselves.
January 22-26: Organization
Friday: Reflection/self-evaluation of personal binder, grade check, tracker sheet completed
Thursday: Peer assessment of binder: grading based on rubric
Wednesday: Students will grade their personal binder based on rubric guidelines
Tuesday: Students will fill out a checklist on their personal binder and make improvements where needed.
Monday: Students will watch a short video on organization and identify effects of poor organizational skills.
January 16th-19th: Time Management
Tuesday: Time Wasters: students will take a survey to identify what they do in a normal school week and will use the results to figure out where they might have some extra time.
Monday: NO SCHOOL
January 8th-12th- Goal Setting
Friday: Summarizer: how are your school and personal goals related? Notebook/Agenda check, grade check
Wednesday/Thursday: Block schedule; Create an action plan for academic goals set. Scale factor project (reinforce math skills)
Tuesday: Create 2 SMART academic goals for Q3
Monday: School Cancelled
Happy New Year 🙂 1/4 & 15/2018
Friday: Goal Setting for Quarter 3, set up agenda for January
Thursday: Goals (long term, medium term and short term)
Q2 Week 9: Culminating Project
This week students will work in partners to complete the culminating project for quarter 2. They will create a visual representation and give an oral presentation of one of the 9 topics covered this quarter.
Q2 W8: focus Rewards 12/11-12/20
Friday: binder, agenda, & grade check
Thursday: Goal Setting Survey
Along with the day to day study skills tasks, students will be working on their culminating project this week. Presentations will start next week!
Q2 W7: focus Preparing for Tests
Monday: How to learn faster
Tuesday: Studying smarter not harder
Wednesday: study skills for test prep
Thursday: Implement a strategy taught this week
Friday: Analyze SMART GOAL for the week…….EARLY RELEASE……Enjoy the SNOW DAY!!
Q2 W6 focus Note taking
Monday: How do I take notes? What works/doesn’t work?
Tuesday: Identifying verbal cues from teachers
Wednesday: 3 step method
Thursday: Reflection- students will review their notes from each content and make suggestions on how to improve them.
Friday: 3 step method in practice
Q2 W5: focus MATH
Monday- How to use formulas
Tuesday- Breaking apart word problems
Wednesday- organizing our math books
Thursday- Breaking apart word problems
Friday- Binder check, set up agenda for week after break, reflection
Quarter 2 Week 4
Monday- Preparedness- identifying if students are using time wisely during the school day (bathroom breaks, locker breaks)
Tuesday- independent study time goal survey
Wednesday- independent study time Survey: math survey
Thurs.- Flipped schedule ( study skills will be held 2nd block due to PSAT testing for 8th grade
Fri.- Binder check, tracjer sheet
Quarter 2 week 3 10/23-27 FOCUS: ORGANIZATION
Monday- locker clean out, tracker sheet, independent study
Tuesday- Bookbag clean out, tracker sheet, independent study
Wednesday- binder organization reflection, tracker sheet, independent study
Thursday- tracker sheet, independent study
Friday- tracker sheet, independent study
Quarter 2 week 2 10/16-10/20 Conference Week Focus: Time Management
Monday- Time management (prioritizing tasks)
Tuesday- Action Plans
Wednesday- No class (winter sports assembly)
Thursday- Action Plans
Friday- Tracker and Binder check
Quarter 2 Week 1 10/9-10/13 Focus: Goal Setting
Monday- SMARTies activity
Tuesday- Identifying SMART goals
Wed.- Creating SMART goal for Q2
Thursday- SMART Goal and creating an action plan
Friday- Finalizing Action Plan
Week 9 – 10/2- 10/6 Focus: Reward Yourself
Monday: Meeting Expectations procedures to participate in movie day, reflection on SMART goals for this Quarter
Wed.: Summarizing Progress
Week 8- 9/18-9/22 Focus: Test taking strategies
Monday: Test anxiety- Accommodations
Tuesday: Common test terms: Quizlet
Wed.: Test taking strategies
Fri.: Put into practice (4 corners)
Week 7: Focus: note taking
Monday: Note taking in school and in your career (ppt &scavenger hunt & guess my career )
Tuesday: 3 ways to take notes: outlining, bubble maps, Cornell notes with short paragraph
Wed.: Practice the 3 methods learned yesterday with “The Red Effect”
Thurs.: Math Doodle notes
Fri.: Pick a strategy from yesterday and apply it to a science article
WEEK 6: 9/5- 9/8 This week’s focus is on MATH SKILLS
Monday: No School. Happy Labor Day!
Tuesday: Daily tracker (Agenda & Binder), Math Skills Tip 1: Know your facts
Wed: Daily tracker (Agenda & Binder), Math Skills Tip 2: Asking for help
Thurs: Daily tracker (Agenda & Binder), Math Skills Tip 3: Math Vocab
Fri.: Daily tracker Check, Math Skills Tip 4: Study tips
WEEK 5 8/28- 9/1 This week’s focus is on READING SKILLS
Monday-Thursday: Students will complete the Study Skills Tracker Sheet
Mon.& Tues.- SQ3R. Students will watch a video and take notes about the SQ3R method to help them better comprehend non-fiction texts. They will create a bookmark identifying the steps with visual cues for later use.
Wed.- Early Release Day. Students will partner up and start a scavenger hunt identifying and applying the SQ3R Method
Thurs.- Students will complete the scavenger hunt using their Science Textbook to help them prepare for the Science Test on Friday.
Friday- Independent practice. students will use a SQ3R Graphic Organizer on a chapter from their textbook. Binder/Agenda checked and Graded for the week
WEEK 4: 8/21-8/25 FOCUS: Punctuality & Preparedness
Mon.- Students will analyze logos to determine meaning and then create & display their own logos.
Tues– Punctuality ppt., Students will complete an activity to identify the difference between valid/not valid excuses
Wed- Students will rank real world situations in order of importance
Thurs.- Students will discuss how being late to class, leaving to use restroom or get things from locker affects outcome and learning
Fri.- Students will watch Punctuality Cartoon, listen for tip to incorporate next week. Then, they will Complete “Next Week’s Focus” on tracking sheet with a punctuality tip
WEEK 3– 8/14-8/18 Focus: Organization
Mon.- Routines: 1. Students will read & take notes on HW Dos and Don’ts 2. Students will complete the HW self assessment HW: 1. get solar Eclipse Permission Slip signed 2. incorporate at least 1 HW “DO”
Tues- Routines: Students will create a to-do list and complete the summary activity HW: incorporate at least 1 HW “DO”
Wed.- Organized Workspace: 1. read & take notes on “What Makes a Workspace Work” 2. complete workspace inventory HW: incorporate at least 1 HW “DO”
Thurs- Organized Workspace: students will interview a classmate about their workspace and make recommendations to improve it HW: incorporate at least 1 HW “DO”
Fri.- Web resources: 1. Students will review and rate an educational website 2. Students will crate a list of commonly accessed sites with need usernames and passwords HW: NONE 🙂
WEEK 2 FOCUS: Time Management
8/7 Time Management- How Well Do I Manage My Time?
8/8 Daily schedule Review
8/9 Procrastination self assessment Procrastination Self Assessment
8/10 Task Analysis
Week 1 FOCUS: Setting Goals
8/1- Learning Styles Inventory. Click the link: Learning Styles Inventory
8/2 IEP Scavenger Hunt
8/3 SMART Goals
8/4 My Goals