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8/21 - 8/25

I want to thank my students for an excellent first week. I appreciate their positive attitude and willingness to learn. The first week is always an adjustment process for everyone, but it went very smoothly. Here’s to an even better second week!


Note: This Agenda Blog is only an approximate plan of the weekly lesson plans. Changes can and will be made due to unanticipated circumstances and in order to maximize instructional effectiveness.


Economics

Monday – Trade-Offs and Opportunity Costs (Continued). PowerPoint Presentation on trade-offs and opportunity costs. Students will listen, read slides, answer teacher-directed questions, participate in class discussions, and answer questions on PowerPoint slides.

Tuesday – Brain Bowl Review. Review game and study activity for the Fundamentals of Economics unit. Students are expected to listen, answer questions on PowerPoint slides, and participate with their team.

Wednesday – Fundamentals of Economics Test. Test on the Fundamentals of Economics unit.

Thursday – Stock Exchange Activity, Part One. Teacher will review how to complete the activity. Students will complete the front page of the activity.

Homework: If students did not finish the front page of the Stock Exchange Activity in class, they must complete for homework and turn in tomorrow.

Friday – Three Basic Economic Questions. PowerPoint Presentation on the three basic economic questions that all societies must answer. Students will listen, read slides, answer teacher-directed questions, participate in class discussions, and answer questions on PowerPoint slides.


High School English

Monday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. Should schools have uniforms? Why or why not? Chance in the World. Class will finish reading pages 7 through 14 and complete corresponding activities. Students will participate in class discussion and answer questions directed by teacher.

Tuesday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. If you had a time machine, what time period would you travel to and why? Chance in the World (Post-Reading). Students will independently complete the Assessment Practice on page 16 and the Analyze the Text questions on page 17.

Wednesday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. What does your dream house look like? Explain every detail. (Students will turn in reading journals.) Vocabulary Quiz. Quiz on bolded terms from pages 4 to 11 in the textbook. Reading Between the Music. Students will then listen to the song, complete activity, and discuss.

Thursday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. Who is your favorite person in the world and why? Subjects & Verbs 1. Teacher will review and students will independently complete worksheet.

Friday – Finishing the Story #1 (Carnival of Tides). Students will be provided with a story started by their teacher. Using correct grammar and continuing in the same tense and point of view as the introduction, students will complete the story in 1000 to 3000 words.


8th Grade English

Monday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. Should schools have uniforms? Why or why not? The Brave Little Toaster (Post-reading). Students will complete the Assessment Practice on page 11 and the Analyze the Text questions on page 12.

Homework: Study for Vocabulary Quiz on bolded terms from pages 4 to 11 in the textbook.

Tuesday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. If you had a time machine, what time period would you travel to and why? (Students will turn in reading journals.) Vocabulary Quiz. Quiz on bolded terms from pages 4 to 11 in the textbook. Reading Between the Music. Students will then listen to the song, complete activity, and discuss.

Wednesday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. What does your dream house look like? Explain every detail. Subjects & Verbs 1. Teacher will review and students will independently complete worksheet.

Thursday – Five Minute Writing Prompt. Who is your favorite person in the world and why? Finishing the Story #1 (Three Wishes). Students will be provided with a story started by their teacher. Using correct grammar and continuing in the same tense and point of view as the introduction, students will complete the story in 750 to 2000 words.

Friday – Finishing the Story #1 (Three Wishes) (Continued). Students will be provided with a story started by their teacher. Using correct grammar and continuing in the same tense and point of view as the introduction, students will complete the story in 750 to 2000 words.

Homework: If students are falling behind on Finishing the Story #1 (Three Wishes), they should work on it over the weekend, as it will be due on Tuesday. (They will have the entire class period on Monday to work on it.)


8th Grade American History

Monday – Pre-Columbian America (Continued). PowerPoint Presentation on the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Students will listen, read slides, watch video clips, answer teacher-directed questions, participate in class discussions, and answer questions on PowerPoint slides.

Tuesday - Pre-Columbian America (Continued). PowerPoint Presentation on the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Students will listen, read slides, watch video clips, answer teacher-directed questions, participate in class discussions, and answer questions on PowerPoint slides.

Wednesday – Brain Bowl Review. Review game and study activity for the Pre-Columbian America unit. Students are expected to listen, answer questions on PowerPoint slides, and participate with their team.

Thursday – Pre-Columbian America Test. Test on the Pre-Columbian America unit. Roots of the American People. Students will independently complete pages 2 through 4 in the workbook.

Homework: Roots of the American People. If students did not complete pages 2 through 4 in the workbook during class, they must finish it for homework and turn in at the beginning of class on Friday.

Friday – Age of Exploration. PowerPoint Presentation on the Age of Exploration. Students will listen, read slides, watch video clips, answer teacher-directed questions, participate in class discussions, and answer questions on PowerPoint slides.

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