Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wisdom of Eastern Philosophers - 11/30/2016

PER A TOTAL: 44
PER B TOTAL: 51
PER C TOTAL: 48
Yesterday: 3
Yesterday: 4
Yesterday: 3

HW: Finish the "Confucius said..." Laozi said..." and "Buddha said..." in your Three Belief Systems of China packet
  1. China Mini-Book - the pink "Late Because Post-It"
  2. Rogue One tickets - I need to place my final order this Friday
  3. Winter Dance nominations - form is live on SierraVistaLife.com
  4. Finish Confucianism
    1. Handout HERE
    2. Slideshow presentation HERE
  5. What They Might Have Said / What They Actually Said (see example and instructions below)
    1. You are going to create a respectful "wise saying" from each of these three philosophers based on what you have learned about each
    2. What is a reliable source for attributable quotes?
    3. I trust BrainyQuotes and GoodReads
    4. Don't necessarily trust Pinterest or other sources
  6. Newsela - read and take a quiz on two more articles by this Friday, 12/2 

Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs
3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
* Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
* Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
5. 2016 Electoral College Map
6. Crash Course: The Mongols
7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
Newsela article assigned on 11/16
9. Three Belief Systems of China (including Quote Bubble portion)
*China Mini-Book (separate project)
*Two more Newsela articles (complete by 12/2)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Complete Three Belief Systems of China - 11/29/2016

PER A TOTAL: 41
PER B TOTAL: 47
PER C TOTAL: 45
Yesterday: 3
Yesterday: 5
Yesterday: 4

HW: Finish your China Mini-Book if you didn't finish in class today. Need the information packet? You can download it HERE.
  1. Turn in the China Mini-Book
    1. It's worth 20 points
    2. I will accept the China Mini-Book all the way until 2:45pm today with no late penalty
  2. Rogue One tickets now available! 
    1. 150 tickets reserved; 139 remain
    2. Flyer sent to you in Google Classroom
  3. Go over all there is to see on SierraVistaLife.com today
  4. Plainsman Progress Day TODAY in all of your classes
    1. Catch up on history, English, math, science, even PE runs!
    2. After today, there are only 12 days left in the quarter
  5. Three Belief Systems of China
    1. Handout HERE
    2. Slideshow presentation HERE
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs
3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
* Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
* Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
5. 2016 Electoral College Map
6. Crash Course: The Mongols
7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
Newsela article assigned on 11/16
9. Three Belief Systems of China
*China Mini-Book (separate project)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Finishing China Mini-Book - 11/28/2016

PER A TOTAL: 38
PER B TOTAL: 42
PER C TOTAL: 41
Last Wednesday: 4
Last Wednesday: 4
Last Wednesday: 4

HW: Finish your China Mini-Book if you didn't finish in class today. Need the information packet? You can download it HERE.
  1. A Christmas Carol at the Glendale Center Theatre (originally 52 seats available; now 7 left)
  2. The Great Thanksgiving Listen - Did you do it? Fill this out HERE
  3. Continue work on the China Mini-Book
  4. Plainsman Progress Day TOMORROW in all of your classes
    1. Catch up on history, English, math, science, even PE runs!
    2. There are only 13 days left in the quarter
Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. African Proverbs
3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
* Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
* Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
5. 2016 Electoral College Map
6. Crash Course: The Mongols
7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
Newsela article assigned on 11/16
9. Three Belief Systems of China
*China Mini-Book (separate project)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

China Mini-Book - 11/21-22/2016

PER A TOTAL: 34
PER B TOTAL: 38
PER C TOTAL: 37
Friday: 4
Yesterday: 10
Friday: 4
Yesterday: 10
Friday: 4
Yesterday: 9

HW: Get geared up for tomorrow's Turkey Bowl!
  1. Canned Food Drive - We are currently in 3rd place!
  2. A Christmas Carol at the Glendale Center Theatre (originally 52 seats available; now 14 left)
  3. Activity Day tomorrow - check the schedule to verify what you signed up for D and E periods
  4. The Great Thanksgiving Listen
    1. Select 10-15 interview questions to ask your interviewee
    2. Make sure there is enough storage space on your recording device. The easiest way to record is with the voice recorder app on your phone, iPod Touch, or iPad
    3. Arrange for a quiet place and time to interview an older member of your family (grandparent or someone born before 1966)
    4. Once the interview is complete, take a photo of you and your interviewee
    5. Upload the audio of your interview to Google Drive.
    6. Name the audio file like this: Interview with My Grandmother Jane Smith - Nov2016
    7. Share this audio recording file with at least three other family members. The goal with this upload is to put this file in a place that will be both safe AND a place where you and your family can find the file in years to come.
    8. Check in with me next Monday. There will be a brief form to fill out and you will be asked to prove that you conducted your interview. Once that is complete, you get the FINAL EXAM BONUS!
  5. Continue work on the China Mini-Book

    Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. African Proverbs
    3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
    4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
    * Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
    * Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
    5. 2016 Electoral College Map
    6. Crash Course: The Mongols
    7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
    8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
    Newsela article assigned on 11/16
    9. Three Belief Systems of China
    *China Mini-Book (separate project)

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Finishing Beliefs of China and Prepping Your China Mini-Book - 11/18/2016

    PER A TOTAL: 20
    PER B TOTAL: 24
    PER C TOTAL: 23
    Yesterday: 3
    Yesterday: 3
    Yesterday: 4

    HW: Have a great weekend!
    1. Canned Food Drive - We are currently in 5th place--what???
    2. Grading Catch-Up (progress report grading period ends today)
    3. A Christmas Carol at the Glendale Center Theatre (originally 52 seats available; now 25 left)
    4. How to Make an Eight Page Mini-Book - watch carefully so you don't waste paper
    5. Three Belief Systems of China - NOT ENOUGH TIME TODAY; WILL FINISH NEXT WEEK
      1. Handout HERE
      2. Slideshow presentation HERE
      1. Newsela - Please complete the three assigned quizzes by today
      2. If you haven't already, please fill out the Turkey Bowl Activity Day survey HERE

      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      * Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      * Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
      5. 2016 Electoral College Map
      6. Crash Course: The Mongols
      7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
      8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
      Newsela article assigned on 11/16
      9. Three Belief Systems of China
      *China Mini-Book (separate project)

      What you can do if you finish early:



      Thursday, November 17, 2016

      Three Belief Systems of China - 11/17/2016

      PER A TOTAL: 17
      PER B TOTAL: 21
      PER C TOTAL: 19
      Yesterday: 3
      Yesterday: 4
      Yesterday: 4

      HW: Seek peace in your relationships with family.
      1. Canned Food Drive - keep the Trailblazers streak alive!
      2. A Christmas Carol at the Glendale Center Theatre
      3. Newsela - Please complete the three assigned quizzes by the end of this week
      4. Three Belief Systems of China
        1. Handout HERE
        2. Slideshow presentation HERE
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      * Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      * Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
      5. 2016 Electoral College Map
      6. Crash Course: The Mongols
      7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
      8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
      * Newsela article assigned on 11/16
      9. Three Belief Systems of China

      Wednesday, November 16, 2016

      Understanding Current Events - 11/16/2016

      PER A TOTAL: 14
      PER B TOTAL: 17
      PER C TOTAL: 15
      Yesterday: 3
      Yesterday: 4
      Yesterday: 5

      HW: Take a Newsela quiz on one of the articles I assigned you.
      1. Warm up with Kahoot!
      2. Canned Food Drive - keep the Trailblazers streak alive!
      3. A Christmas Carol at the Glendale Center Theatre
      4. Why it's important to know current events and be a critical media consumer
        1. "I only know what's on the Internet" is not good enough
      5. Newsela - set up your account and read one of the three articles I have assigned

      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      * Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      * Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
      5. 2016 Electoral College Map
      6. Crash Course: The Mongols
      7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
      8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
      * Newsela article assigned on 11/16

      Tuesday, November 15, 2016

      Learning About Current Events with Newsela - 11/15/2016

      Our Newsela lesson was postponed today because of the Internet outage
      PER A
      PER B
      PER C
      7 + 4 = 11
      8 + 5 = 13
      7 + 3 = 10

      HW: Take a Newsela quiz on one of the articles I assigned you.
      1. Turn in your 10:1 notes and the five vocab words assignment
      2. Newsela - set up your account and read one of the three articles I have assigned
      3. Go over these FIVE vocabulary words
        1. bureaucracy
        2. dynasty
        3. merit system
        4. urbanization
        5. subtle
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      * Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      * Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
      5. 2016 Electoral College Map
      6. Crash Course: The Mongols
      7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
      8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)
      * Newsela article assigned on 11/15

      Monday, November 14, 2016

      Scoring Our Electoral Maps - 11/14/2016


      PER A
      PER B
      PER C
      7
      8
      7

      HW: Give a genuine high-five to five people today.
      HW: Finish your five 10:1 vocab word definitions if you didn't finish in class today.
      1. Tell me something good!
      2. Score the Electoral College Maps and declare our winners!
      3. Turn in your 10:1 notes at the END of class
      4. Define these FIVE vocabulary words within (or at the end of) your 10:1 notes
        1. bureaucracy
        2. dynasty
        3. merit system
        4. urbanization
        5. subtle
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      * Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      * Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
      5. 2016 Electoral College Map
      6. Crash Course: The Mongols
      7. 10:1 Chapter Notes
      8. 10:1 Vocabulary Terms (at the end of your 10:1 Chapter Notes)

      Thursday, November 10, 2016

      Dealing With Disappointment - 11/10/2016


      PER A
      PER B
      PER C
      3
      4
      4

      HW: Read and take notes on Chapter 10, Section 1 (10:1) from your textbook. You may take 5-4-3-2-1 notes, Cornell Notes, or another format notes, but you should prepare to turn in those notes to be graded on Monday.
      1. Scoring our Electoral College Maps
        1. Scoring each state one by one
        2. Who got the closest to the actual final Electoral College results??
      2. Veterans Day tomorrow - What do we celebrate?
      3. Dealing with disappointment


      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      5. Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      6. Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
      7. 2016 Electoral College Map
      8. Crash Course: The Mongols
      9. 10:1 Chapter Notes

      Wednesday, November 9, 2016

      The Day After Election Day - 11/9/2016

      PER A
      PER B
      PER C
      0
      0
      0

      HW: Be kind to others.
      1. What was your home like on Election Night?
      2. Election Night in two minutes - VIDEO
      3. So what happens next? What happens right away? What happens with Trump's promises?
        1. The Trump Wall
        2. Muslim Exclusion
        3. Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants
        4. Common Core
      4. Inauguration Day - January 20, 2017
      5. What happens between now and Inauguration Day?
      6. What happened to the Charging Station? When do we get it back?
      7. What else happened last night during the Presidential Election?
      8. California Propositions (55 - School Funding, 56 - Tobacco Tax, 64 - Marijuana)
      President Obama congratulates President-Elect Trump, says kind words about Clinton

      Tuesday, November 8, 2016

      The Mongols and Election Day - 11/8/2016

      MR IPPOLITO IS ABSENT TODAY


      HW tonight: Watch election coverage and find out who our next President will be.

      Agenda:
      1. Crash Course World History: The Mongols
      2. Go over 2016 Electoral Map as a class to come up with your "COMPLETE CLASS LIST"

      Monday, November 7, 2016

      Election Day TOMORROW! - 11/7/2016

      ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What lessons can be learned from African folk tales? How can we predict the winner of the US Presidential election?

      HW: Turn in Sundiata: The Next Chapter if you have not yet done so.
      HW: Make sure you turn in the 2016 Electoral College Map by the end of class TOMORROW. You will have about 20 minutes tomorrow to work on it. You MUST turn it in tomorrow if you want to be eligible for the contest.

      AGENDA:
      1. Make sure your Sundiata: The Next Chapter story gets turned in (Google Classroom) today
      2. The 2016 Electoral College Map
        1. Look up the latest polling numbers for the Battleground States (Mr. Ippolito uses Real Clear Politics, but you are free to use whatever reliable polling source you wish)
        2. Elect a "Class President for a Day" - they will be your leader tomorrow and will fill out the prediction sheet for the whole class
        3. PRIZES!! - So what do we win as individuals? As a class?
        4. If you would like, during the last two minutes of class tomorrow you will have my permission to take a photo of your Electoral College Map
        5. Vote for President on Kahoot
      3. This answers Sean Juni's question about making t-shirts at home - CLICK HERE
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      5. Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      6. Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)
      7. 2016 Electoral College Map
      8. Election Day in America!


      Friday, November 4, 2016

      Trump's Narrow Path to Victory - 11/4/2016

      ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What lessons can be learn from African folk tales?

      HW: Finish Sundiata: The Next Chapter by Sunday evening in Google Classroom.

      AGENDA:
      1. Trump's narrow path to victory and what we are doing next Monday and Tuesday
      2. The last Adinkra Mat presentations
      3. Finish working on Sundiata: The Next Chapter (instructions in Google Classroom)
        1. Google Classroom and the power of UNSUBMIT
        2. I will begin by answering questions like, "Does it need to have a title?" "Can I print it if I want to?" "Will I be able to share my story with the class?" and more
        3. Are you already done with your narrative? Consider sharing with a peer to proofread, or if you're done done, check out one of the election videos I have shared with you, below. Grover from Sesame Street is awesome!!
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      5. Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      6. Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)




      Thursday, November 3, 2016

      Sundiata: The Next Chapter - 11/3/2016


      ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What lessons can be learn from African folk tales?

      HW: Finish Sundiata: The Next Chapter by Sunday evening in Google Classroom.

      AGENDA:
      1. Hand back Sundiata
      2. Go over Sundiata
      3. Sundiata: The Next Chapter
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      5. Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)
      6. Sundiata: The Next Chapter (Google Classroom)

      Wednesday, November 2, 2016

      Match Your Vote - 11/2/2016

      ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: Where do you stand on the issues affecting American politics?

      HW: Be kind to others.

      AGENDA:
      1. Hand in your Sundiata assignment from yesterday
      2. Who has not yet presented their Adinkra mat?
      3. Charging Station Survey (scroll down to the bottom of this agenda)
      4. Match Your Vote
        1. Visit the Match Your Vote website HERE
        2. Complete the assignment on Google Classroom
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs
      3. Kingdoms of West Africa Study Guide
      4. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali
      5. Match Your Vote (turned in on Google Classroom)


      Tuesday, November 1, 2016

      Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali - 11/1/2016

      ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S)/BIG IDEAS: What lessons can we learn from stories like the one about Sundiata?

      HW: Finish annotating the story and answering Sundiata questions.

      AGENDA:
      1. The Sierra Vista Color Run - Tuesday, 11/22
      2. If you have an Adinrka mat still to present, give it to Mr. Ippolito at the beginning of the period
      3. Sundiata: The Lion King of Mali - read, annotate vocabulary, and answer questions
        1. Underline challenging vocabulary before you read
        2. Read the story
        3. Answer the questions at the end when we finish reading
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. African Proverbs