Reminder that the trimester ends this Tuesday, March 2. All late work must be turned into me by March 1 to be graded and added to this trimester grade.
We began Anne Frank today so it will be our book for quite a while. The students will be completing a Socratic Seminar when we are finished with the book. All students have a packet with critical thinking questions and must find quotes to support their answer. They also need to write three questions of their own using Bloom Taxonomy question stems. This packet will be due at the completion of our reading of the book. Then the students will be doing the Socratic Seminar where they will have a classroom discussion run entirely by the students. This is a 100 point project and is also the only grade the students will receive for Anne Frank.
Monday: Read July 10-Sept 29.
Tuesday: Read Oct. 1-Nov. 20
Wednesday: 25 minutes iready; read Nov. 28-Dec. 22
Thursday: 20 minutes iready; read Jan. 13-Mar. 19
Friday: Read Mar. 25-July 23
We finished up chapter 10 this week in our textbook and will be staring chapter 11 about Jesus, the bread of life. Students are still working on their Cathedral project along with a weekly Luke bible study. Also, we are doing Stations of the Cross from the classroom every Friday at 2:30!
Monday: Saint of the day: St. David of Wales; Ch. 10 test; work on Cathedral project
Tuesday: Saint of the day: St. Agnes of Bohemia; Luke bible study chapter 19
Wednesday: Saint of the day: St. Katherine Drexel; read pages 115-117 in textbook; Jesus calls his apostles worksheet
Thursday: Virtual Mass and homily reflection
Friday: Saint of the day: St. John Joseph of the Cross; Sunday Connection; read and take notes on pages 118-119 in textbook
Dates to know:
Monday, March 1 – Chapter 10 test
Tuesday, March 2 – Luke ch. 18 due
Thursday, March 18 – Cathedral project due
We finally finished our marathon Animal Farm paper! Well they finished them, I still have to grade them, expect to see those grades on trimester 3 in about 2 or 3 weeks. We are beginning our next book Night by Elie Wiesel about his time in the Auschwitz. We will also be doing some outside digital work with documents and stories sent to us by the Illinois Holocaust Museum. When we get to the end of the memoir, I am interested in doing a virtual field trip to the museum from our classroom, it will cost $5 a student. Let me know your thoughts!
Here is what we have coming up next week.
Monday: Watch Animal Farm
Tuesday: Watch Animal Farm; Notes on Night; 20 minutes of iready
Wednesday: Elie Wiesel’s speech Perils of Indifference analysis
Thursday: Articles Introduction to the Holocaust and Auschwitz; 25 minutes of iready
Friday: Read chapter 1; keep quote notebook
Dates to know:
Monday, March 1 – Animal Farm paper is due
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you at Confirmation this weekend!
Junior High Literature and 7th grade Religion