Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rome/USA Presentation continued - August 31, 2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Did Rome actually "fall"? How are the United States and the Roman Empire similar or different?

HW: Remind your parent/guardian about BTS Night TOMORROW NIGHT. Make sure you give them the filled out schedule you will get today in E Period.
  • Welcome, Attendance, write down HW
  • The Problems of Rome vs. The Problems of the US
    • Instructions are on our Tuesday agenda and in Google Classroom
    • Let's learn how to insert an image into Google Drive
    • Let's also learn how to use easybib.com
  • Team Trailblazer Historian - finish and turn in today
Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
3. The Western Empire Collapses
4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Problems of Rome vs. The Problems of the US - 8/30/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Did Rome actually "fall"? How are the United States and the Roman Empire similar or different?

HW: Remind your parent/guardian about Back to School Night Thursday
  • Welcome, Attendance, write down HW
  • The Problems of Rome vs. The Problems of the US
    • You are going to create this in Google Slides
    • You will have time in class to work
    • Where do you go to get information?
    • I strongly recommend you create your Works Cited page as you go along
    • We will have our first group presentation on Thursday
    • One representative from your group should create using Google Slides, share with the rest of the group, and submit using Google Classroom


Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
3. The Western Empire Collapses
4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Fall of Rome in Art - 8/29/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Did Rome actually "fall"? How do we think like a historian?

HW: Read and take 5-4-3-2-1 notes on 1:2 
HW: Remind your parent/guardian about Back to School Night Thursday
  • Welcome, Attendance, write down HW
  • Any questions on "The Western Empire Collapses"?
    • Normally my policy will be to never answer any content-related questions on the day of a quiz or test, but this morning I will be happy to
    • It's ALWAYS a good idea to ask questions if you don't understand something
  • QUIZ: "The Western Empire Collapses
  • Discussion and the Fall of Rome in Art

Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
3. The Western Empire Collapses
4. Chapter 1, Section 2 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes

Friday, August 26, 2016

Western Empire Collapses and Kahoot! - 8/26/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Did Rome actually "fall"? How do we think like a historian?

HW: Study for a quiz on "The Western Empire Collapses" on Monday
  • Welcome, Attendance, write down HW
  • Finish Annotating - The Western Empire Collapses
  • Show me your grade in history class in Infinite Campus (5 points) on either your Chromebook or your phone
  • Let's play Kahoot!
Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
2. Chapter 1, Section 1 - 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Notes
3. The Western Empire Collapses

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Annotating the Fall of Rome - 8/25/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Did Rome actually "fall"? How do we think like a historian?

TODAY'S AGENDA

HW: Finish annotating "The Western Empire Collapses" and make sure you can log on to Infinite Campus
  • Welcome, Attendance, write down HW in your Binder Reminder
  • Review the 1:1 Quiz (bottom of this agenda)
  • Annotating - The Western Empire Collapses
  • Logging on to Infinite Campus


Q1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
  2. 1:1 5-4-3-2-1
  3. The Western Empire Collapses

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1:1 Quiz - 8/24/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Did Rome actually "fall"? How do we think like a historian?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Say something nice to someone who won't expect it.
1. Welcome, Attendance, write down HW in your Binder Reminder
2. 1:1 Quiz (you may use your 5-4-3-2-1) - use Google Classroom
3. Finish going over Causes of Death--Roman Emperors

A-3, B-2, and C-4. Ask me what this means.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
2. 1:1 5-4-3-2-1

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thinking Like a Historian - 8/23/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/BIG IDEAS: Did Rome actually "fall"? How do we think like a historian?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Complete the 5-4-3-2-1 for 1:1 in the textbook. Prepare for a possible open-note reading quiz tomorrow on 1:1.
1. Welcome, Attendance, write down HW in your Binder Reminder
2. Introducing the 5-4-3-2-1 reading strategy
3. Practice 5-4-3-2-1 with a partner on Chapter 1, Section 1 of the textbook (Assignment #2 in your history binder)
4. Finish going over Causes of Death--Roman Emperors

A-4, B-3, and C-6. Ask me what this means.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors
2. 1:1 5-4-3-2-1

Monday, August 22, 2016

Calculating the Fall of Rome - 8/22/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Did Rome actually "fall"?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Complete "Causes of Death--Roman Emperors"
1. Welcome and Attendance
2. Write down HW in your Binder Reminder
3. New Seating Chart
4. Causes of Death--Roman Emperors - ASSIGNMENT HERE
5. "Causes of Death--Roman Emperors" is ASSIGNMENT #1 in your Q1 History Binder. Please put a 1 or #1 in the upper right corner of your paper and circle the number. This will be important later.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Intro to Google Classroom - 8/19/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How can I be successful here at Sierra Vista and in Mr. Ippolito's class?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Be helpful around your home this weekend.

1. Welcome and Attendance
2. Write down HW in your Binder Reminder
3. Google Classroom - respond to the question I have posted online
5. Review Course Orientation
6. Seating Chart Survey - we will have a seating chart starting next week, so this would be your last opportunity to complete it

Team Trailblazer Historian - We started this yesterday. We'll have more time to complete this on Monday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Why you should dance - 8/18/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How can I be successful here at Sierra Vista and in Mr. Ippolito's class?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Be kind to someone who looks like they need it today PLUS complete the Course Orientation Parent Survey if you haven't already.

1. Welcome, Attendance, and Time Out
2. Take out your Binder Reminder and write down tonight's homework
3. Party Pack and Dances here at Sierra Vista
4. Team Trailblazer Historian
5. Review Course Orientation
6. Seating Chart Survey (remember to tell me if you need to sit close to the front of the room, and if you'd like to be considered to be a Tech Chair). This Seating Chart Survey is a good time for you to self-advocate. You should complete this by TODAY.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How Well Do You Remember 6th Grade History? - 8/17/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How can I be successful here at Sierra Vista and in Mr. Ippolito's class?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Course Orientation Parent Survey (if you have not yet completed it)
HW: Pick up at least three pieces of trash at school, at home, or in your neighborhood today (if you already completed the Parent Survey)

1. Welcome and Rewards for Early Homework Return!
2. Take out your Binder Reminder and write down tonight's homework
3. Attendance
4. Let's play Kahoot! - go to http://kahoot.it on your Chromebook
5. Finish going over Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt 
6. Review Course Orientation
7. Seating Chart Survey (remember to tell me if you need to sit close to the front of the room, and if you'd like to be considered to be a Tech Chair). This Seating Chart Survey is a good time for you to self-advocate. You should complete this by tomorrow.
8. If you have time, check your Gmail or check out Google Drive

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Intro to Chromebooks - 8/16/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How can I be successful here at Sierra Vista and in Mr. Ippolito's class?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Course Orientation (due this Friday, 8/19)

1. Welcome! Please pass your homework up to the front of your row.
2. Take out your Binder Reminder and write down tonight's homework
3. Attendance
4. Go over Course Orientation
5. Team Trailblazer Historian placard
6. Caring For Our Chromebooks
7. Seating Chart Survey (remember to tell me if you need to sit close to the front of the room, and if you'd like to be considered to be a Tech Chair). This Seating Chart Survey is a good time for you to self-advocate.
8. If you have time, check your Gmail or check out Google Drive

Monday, August 15, 2016

Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt - 8/15/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How can I be successful here at Sierra Vista and in Mr. Ippolito's class?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Finish Mr. Ippolito's Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt
1. Welcome!
2. Take out your Binder Reminder and write down tonight's homework
3. Attendance
4. Get your photo taken today
5. Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt (HW if you don't finish it in class)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Happy Friday! - August 12, 2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How can I be successful in Mr. Ippolito's class?

TODAY'S AGENDA
HW: Be ready to have your photo taken on Monday AND remember to have parent/guardian complete the "Digital Tear-Off" from the Team Trailblazers letter
1. Welcome and take out your Binder Reminder!
2. Write down your HW in your Binder Reminder
3. Take attendance
4. Finish First Day Slideshow
5. Team-Building Outside today

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy First Day of School! - August 11, 2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: How can I be successful in Mr. Ippolito's class?

AGENDA:
1. Welcome to Mr. Ippolito's class!
2. Take attendance
3. Team Trailblazers
4. Team Letter
5. First Day Slideshow

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sierra Vista Media Team - Yearbook and Sierra Vista Life


Hey Sierra Vista Media Team!


It has been a super busy summer for me! In addition to working a summer leadership camp for about three weeks, my family and I tracked down nearly 200 California Historical Landmarks in June and July. You can get a little bit of an idea of what we have been up to the last three years on our website.


Here is now an update on what's happening for our two teams:


SIERRA VISTA YEARBOOK

We do not need to meet prior to the start of school, but I do have two challenges for you. One of our very first jobs in yearbook will be to create two two-page layouts that will go right at the beginning of our book: Registration and the First Day of School

There is something magical about school starting. Kids are excited. They're nervous. They see old friends they haven't seen in months or sometimes years. Many have chosen outfits (even for Registration!) designed to impress others. There are emotions and moments at Registration and on the First Day of School that cannot be captured at any other time during the school year, which is why I challenge you, using either a real camera or simply the camera on your phone, to capture 10 photos on each day (the day you come for Registration and our first day of school. If you had to tell the "story of that day" in photographs, what moments would you capture? Think about it in advance, then look for those moments and photograph them. We'll collect and share all those photos in class on Friday, August 12 (our second day of school).

Have no idea how to take good yearbook photos? No worries! I will teach you in the first couple weeks of school. However, check out these resources in advance:

- From our yearbook publisher Jostens: Big Photo Ideas 

SIERRA VISTA LIFE

We have lots of work to do before the school year even begins! We have at least three different videos to create, including our First Day of School show! I invite all SVLife members to join us for two meetings, both in my classroom (Room 301):
- Wednesday, August 3, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
- Thursday, August 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

I would love to have all SVLife members attend, but I also realize it's the end of summer, and I'm not giving you much notice. Please don't cancel family vacations or other previous commitments. Come if you can, and if we don't see you this week, we will be getting together again next week before school starts.


Cheers,
Mr. Ippolito