August 13

Week of August 13th

SAT Announcement: I’m changing the due date for SAT 1 to Friday, 24th- Quiz & Cards for all of the classes 🙂

Parents, your child’s Milestone report will be coming home today. Please look for it.

Friday, 8-17: We worked with various quotes about heroes and challenges. Due to the assignments, if you were absent today, please see me on Monday for the work and details. 2nd, 6th, & 7th periods: Whatever you didn’t finish in class is your HW over the weekend. 

Thursday, 8-16: Tonight’s HW- finish the “blank” clock. blank clock  Draw an image for each stage of the hero’s journey. Then, show the difference between the two worlds by coloring, shading, or using a pattern in the clock. IF you don’t know what this means, go back to the video and review the first minute! Your actual drawings do NOT need to be colored. Hero’s Journey- open this for the links AND the Directions  Hero’s Journey Video Directions

 

All Classes: PLEASE BRING BYOD DEVICE & EARBUDS FOR THURSDAY!

Wednesday, 8-15: We began our Hero Unit by brainstorming different types of heroes & their actions. 

Tuesday, 8-14: We reviewed and corrected the vocabulary pretest. Then, students rewrote, with corrections, their constructed response from last week. This WILL be for a grade.

Monday, 8-13: We assessed & discussed our written pretest we took last week. Students took notes on the main components of a well-written constructed response.  CEI notes

SAT Unit 1 – quiz & flashcards are due Wed. 8-22. Follow the instructions on the front of the SAT packet for the flashcards. SAT Vocabulary Packet

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August 6

Week of August 6th

Please join Remind for my class: Periods 1 & 3: Remind for LA    Periods 2, 6, 7: Remind for AC LA

All Classes:

Friday,8-10: We were introduced to our SAT Vocabulary Packet. We will start with unit 1 : flashcard instructions are on the FRONT of the packet. The quiz & flashcards are due Wednesday, 8-22. SAT Vocabulary Packet 

Thursday, 8-9: We signed up for Remind in class today & students found partners and practiced teamwork skills. Bring 20 flashcards tomorrow, Friday 8-10.

Wednesday, 8-8: We took two pretest for ELA today. As a reminder, these are only for diagnostic purposes and will NOT be in the gradebook. 

Tuesday, 8-7: We finished the mandala assignment & turned it in. Students need to complete the journal entry assignment, “One Word”, for hw tonight.  One Word  examples of one word

Monday, 8-6: We began the mandala assignment. This will be completed in class tomorrow and turned in for a mini-project grade. Mandala Project

Upcoming Info: Wednesday, 8-8: Two pretests for ELA- Vocabulary & constructed response. Friday, 8-10: Students need 20 flashcards to begin their SAT vocabulary unit.

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July 31

Welcome 8th Graders!

Please join Remind for my class: Periods 1 & 3: Remind for LA    Periods 2, 6, 7: Remind for AC LA

Friday, 8-3: We wrote the “Letters to Myself” in class today Letter to Myself. IF you did NOT finish, you will have class time on Monday. It is NOT hw over the weekend. 

Thursday, 8-2: Students began the start of the year letters, “From Me to You” & “From You to You”. This is NOT homework. We will do this in class Friday. 

Homeroom students- you need to complete & bring the clinic card, BYOD, and signature for Family Information Guide asap!  

Supplies for class: 3-ring binder with 5 dividers. See the syllabus for details. Paper, pencil, highlighters, flashcards, colored pencils and sticky notes will all be used throughout the year. 

Wednesday, August 1st is the 1st day of school. Please bring a folder with paper and a pencil.

My class syllabus- AC Syllabus   On-Level Syllabus

Here’s a link for the Cobb County School Bus Remind system REMIND 101

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May 14

Week of May 14th

Walton Summer Reading Assignments 9th Honors Lit (91)   9th Lit (92)

All Classes: 

Final Exam Schedule: Friday, 5-18 is 1st & 6th, Monday, 5-21 is 2nd & 7th, Tuesday, 2-22 is 3rd.   Study Guide Terms on final

Thursday, 5-17: Last regular day of classes for 8th grade! We continued to prepare for our final exams. Bonus opportunity work was due at the end of today’s class. You’re welcome 🙂  Here’s the answer key for the CSI Timeline CSI Key

Wednesday, 5-16: We continued to work on the book review activities & prepare for the final exam. Bonus opportunity- complete the study guide & plot diagram and turn it in by the end of class Thursday And Then There Were None study guide  Plot diagram

Tuesday, 5-15: We discussed the novel, the ending, and murderer! The last Q&A sheet was handed out and turned in along with the archetype chart. We will work on the CSI Timeline in class tomorrow, so don’t worry if you didn’t get it today. 

Monday, 5-14: We finished reading the novel today. The 2-column notes go along with the Epilogue & Manuscript Epilogue and Manuscript    Tomorrow is the last quizzer. Here are the clues: Know how Isaac Morris was involved in the island & what happened to him; if the mystery is solved by Scotland Yard; what determined the order of deaths; why Wargrave did this; how did he get his idea; how he found out about Hugo & Vera 

 Book Link

Due the day you take your final: Character Chart, 2 Column-Notes, CSI Timeline of Events

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May 8

Week of May 7th

All Classes- Our ALL DAY Field Day is this Friday, 11th 🙂

Here’s the schedule for final exams: Friday, 5-18: 1st & 6th                                                 Monday, 5-21: 2nd & 7th             Tuesday, 5-22: 3rd

Thursday, 5-10: We read chapter 16 today. We will read the epilogue Monday. Students received the study guide for the final exam today Terms on final. The information for the novel portion of the final will be handed out next week. 

Wednesday, 5-9: We read chapter 15 today. There will be a quizzer tomorrow! Don’t forget what a Red Herring is though (something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting) Here are your clues: know about the “zoo” comment; who has the gun; details in the deaths in ch. 15

**3rd Period: Your quizzer will be over ch. 13 & 14. The  questions are due at the end of class Thursday. We will read Ch. 15 & 16 Thursday in class.  Quizzer clues: Know the details of what happens with Vera when she goes into her room. What characters are alive in Ch. 14; what Blore, Lombard & Armstrong are doin,, and how many figurines are left at the end.

Tuesday, 5-8: We read chapters 13 & 14. The guided reading questions will be due at the end of class tomorrow. after ch 14

Monday, 5-7: We took the quiz for Chapters 6-12 & then updated the character charts. Character Chart

 Link to the book

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents

 

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April 30

Week of April 30th

8th Grade Dance this Friday, 7-9pm! Free Food 🙂

Relay for Life Luminaria Dedication:  Join Dickerson’s staff and students as we work to end cancer by supporting Relay for Life-The Dickerson staff and students have raised over $7,000 for Relay for Life through our monthly spirit days and other events.  If you would like to support our Relay team, you may do so by dedicating luminaria or by making a donation.

*Dedicate luminaria that will light up the night at Cobb’s Relay for Life Event on May 11 at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7uupomt.

* Make a donation at this link: https://tinyurl.com/je3k26n.

Thank you for supporting our Relay for Life team.

All Classes: And Then There Were None- there will be a quiz Monday for Ch. 6-12 & the rest of the vocabulary.

Friday, 5-4: We read Ch. 12 today. Be sure you complete the questions handed out today AND review the study guide for Monday’s quiz. Vocabulary is on the quiz too #17-34. Study Guide Ch 6-12

Thursday, 5-3: We read chapters 10-11 today. There will be a quizzer tomorrow & the lit device chart is due too. Here are your hints: know who Vera & Philip suspect, details on the shower curtain, what Emily writes in her diary, who dies in ch. 11, the situation with Vera becoming hysterical, the number of china figures.

Wednesday, 5-2: We read Ch. 9 today. Update the character chart! Vocabulary 4 square is due tomorrow. Choose 4 words from the ch. 6-8 vocab list. 

Tuesday, 5-1: We read chapters 7 & 8 today. Please be keeping up with the literary device sheet- due Friday, and the voc. work due Thursday.  Lit Devices Chart

Monday, 4-30: We read Ch. 6 today & the vocabulary assignment was given. The Vocabulary Visual 4 Square is due on Thursday, May 3rd 4 Square    Choose 4 words from the vocabulary list!!  Those of you that were absent last Thursday for the music trips, here’s the vocabulary anticipation guide- be sure to look at page 2 for the answer key! Anticipation Guide Voc

Need a copy of the book? Book Link

8th GRADE EVENTS!!! END OF SCHOOL YEAR DATES

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April 23

Week of April 23rd

Relay for Life Luminaria Dedication:  Join Dickerson’s staff and students as we work to end cancer by supporting Relay for Life-The Dickerson staff and students have raised over $7,000 for Relay for Life through our monthly spirit days and other events.  If you would like to support our Relay team, you may do so by dedicating luminaria or by making a donation.

*Dedicate luminaria that will light up the night at Cobb’s Relay for Life Event on May 11 at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7uupomt.

* Make a donation at this link: https://tinyurl.com/je3k26n.

Thank you for supporting our Relay for Life team.

All Classes: QUIZ THIS WEDNESDAY!

Thursday, 4-26: We worked on a vocabulary anticipation guide for the next set of vocabulary. Those of you that are on the music trips will get this on Monday when you return 🙂

Wednesday, 4-25: We took the quiz for chapters 1-5, turned in the Q&A, and the vocab flashcards.  Students received the Literary Device assignment too. Lit Device sheet is due Friday, MAY 4th.   Lit Devices Chart

Tuesday, 4-24: We got the questions for chapters 1-5 – they are due tomorrow before the quiz along with the flashcards for vocabulary from ch. 1-5 too.  

Monday, 4-23: We read chapters 4 & 5 and got the study guide for Wednesday’s quiz Study Guide 1-5   The vocabulary flashcards will also be due on Wednesday! Tuesday will be a work day to get caught up. voc flash cards                            Vocab List of Words

Need a copy of the book? Book Link

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April 16

Week of April 16th

Milestones this week: Monday- Science & Tuesday- SS

All classes will start reading And Then There Were None on Wednesday, 4-18. IF you want to bring your own copy, please bring it with you then. 

Friday, 4-20: We read Ch. 3 and continued to work on the Character Sketches- due Monday!!!! Those of you that were absent today will need to read Ch. 3 for some highly important details. This link will take you to the audio we’ve been listening to- plus it’s there in print too! Book Link

Thursday, 4-19: We read Ch. 2 and drew the names for the character sketch that is due on Monday, 4-23. Rubric for Character Sketch  Character Sketch Examples   Character cards

Wednesday, 4-18: We began reading And Then There Were None today. Chapter 1 was completed, and we also received the character chart. Plans are to take the first quiz next Wednesday, 25th, for chapters 1-5 and the vocabulary #1-16. Flashcards will be due that day too. Character Chart  Vocab List of Words  voc flash cards

Tuesday, 4-17: 6th & 7th  periods met today, and we discussed characters lying and dealing with the guilt from it. Vocabulary words for the novel were also given. The words will be quizzed on Wednesday, 4-25. 

Monday, 4-16: Periods 6th & 7th met today,  and we discussed truth & deception as an introduction to our mystery unit. IF you want to have a copy of the novel, And Then There Were None, we’ll start reading the book in class on Wednesday, April 18th. 

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April 9

Week of April 9th

Milestones Testing begins Tuesday, April 10th

Tues: ELA/Writing    Wed: ELA/Reading & Grammar   Thurs: Math   Fri: Math   Mon: Sci   Tues: SS

Friday, 4-13: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd periods met today, and we discussed characters lying and dealing with the guilt from it. Vocabulary words for the novel were also given. The words will be quizzed on Monday, 4-23. Next Monday & Tuesday students only have 6th & 7th periods.  

Thursday, 4-12: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd periods met today, and we discussed truth & deception as an introduction to our mystery unit. IF you want to have a copy of the novel, And Then There Were None, we’ll start reading the book in class on Wednesday, April 18th. 

Tuesday, 4-10 & Wednesday, 4-11: We started our mystery unit today by looking for clues and paying attention to details with a variety of activities. 

Monday, 4-9: We reviewed our testing tips for the Milestones, and did a “Rockin’ Review” with songs, lyrics, and a semantic feature analysis chart 2018 Tips for Milestones

All classes will begin reading, And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, next week. There will be a class set, but you are welcome to get your own copy to use also. 

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