Thursday, December 15, 2016

Last Day of the Quarter


Last Day of the Quarter Checklist

1. Get your grade printout today from Mr. Ippolito. Review it for accuracy.
2. Turn in notes, late work, and Blazer Bucks TODAY
3. Watch Chinese Wisdom Project videos - TECH CHAIR CLICK HERE
4. Once videos are done, I will be at my desk for any questions or grade concerns
5. Mr. Ippolito will be here in Room 301 today until 3:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning until 10:30 a.m. for any last-minute fixes
6. I am not on constant "Newsela Patrol" waiting for you to submit late quizzes, so if do submit Newsela quizzes for late credit, please message Mr. Ippolito (email, Remind, or Google Voice at 661-347-4990). Make sure you get a reply. Deadline is 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Want to turn "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" into "The Great Holiday Listen"? It will have the same impact on your Q3 final exam that it did on the Q2 final exam. And even if you already did it for Thanksgiving, you can still do it again (with a new family member, of course). Follow these instructions:


  • 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
  • Arrange for a quiet place and time to interview an older member of your family (grandparent or someone born before 1966)
  • Once the interview is complete, take a photo of you and your interviewee
  • Upload the audio of your interview to Google Drive.
  • Name the audio file like this: Interview with My Grandmother Jane Smith - Dec2016
  • 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.
  • Submit your completed project online HERE by Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Exam Today - 12/14/2016

You have your Q2 Final Exam today. Please see Mr. Ippolito for further instructions.

When you finish with today's exam, then YOU MAY:
  • Quietly read a book
  • Put your head down to rest
  • Study for another class
  • Have a great idea you want to share with Mr. Ippolito? Share it HERE
  • Put on your headphones and check out one of the videos I posted for you below
You MAY NOT:
  • Take your phone out at any time
  • Communicate with anyone else until everyone is done with their exam
Just added: Brain Games
















Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Final Exam Tomorrow - 12/13/2016

FINAL WEEK FOR POSITIVE POINTS FOR Q2!
POINTS WILL REMAIN A MYSTERY ALL THIS WEEK. WINNERS WILL BE POSTED ON MRIPPOLITO.COM BY 2:30PM THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15.
PER A TOTAL: ???
PER B TOTAL: ???
PER C TOTAL: ???
Yesterday: ?
Yesterday: ?
Yesterday: ?

HW: Study for tomorrow's Final Exam
  1. Final Exam is tomorrow
    1. Paper copy of the Study Guide was handed out on Friday
    2. Study Guide digital copy available HERE
    3. Will cover everything we have learned in the 2nd Quarter (since mid-October)
  2. Spotting Fake News - still need the digital handout? It's HERE
  3. "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World" Project
    1. Did we finish all our slide presentations from Friday?
    2. Upload your project using THIS form 
  4. Let's play Kahoot!!

Mon, 12/12
Tue, 12/13
Wed, 12/14
Thu, 12/15
Fri, 12/16
Finish Fake News

Begin Study Guide review
Finish Study Guide review

Play Kahoot!
FINAL EXAM

50-pt
Projects Due
Turn in Q2 Notes (optional)

Last Day for all
Late Work
NO SCHOOL

Ipp leaves
SV @9:45
    Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
    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)
    *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
    10. Real, Fake, or Not Enough Evidence?
    11. Final Exam Study Guide

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    Preparing for your Final Exam - 12/12/2016


    FINAL WEEK FOR POSITIVE POINTS FOR Q2!
    POINTS WILL REMAIN A MYSTERY ALL THIS WEEK. WINNERS WILL BE POSTED ON MRIPPOLITO.COM BY 2:30PM THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15.
    PER A TOTAL: ???
    PER B TOTAL: ???
    PER C TOTAL: ???
    Yesterday: ?
    Yesterday: ?
    Yesterday: ?

    HW: Finish your Q2 Final Exam Study Guide. You will be allowed to use your Study Guide on the Final Exam!
    1. Final Exam is next Wednesday, December 14
      1. Paper copy of the Study Guide was handed out on Friday
      2. Study Guide digital copy available HERE
      3. Will cover everything we have learned in the 2nd Quarter (since mid-October)
    2. Spotting Fake News - continue working HERE
    3. "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World" Project
      1. Did we finish all our slide presentations from Friday?
      2. Upload your project using THIS form 
    Mon, 12/12
    Tue, 12/13
    Wed, 12/14
    Thu, 12/15
    Fri, 12/16
    Finish Fake News

    Begin Study Guide review
    Finish Study Guide review

    Play Kahoot!
    FINAL EXAM

    50-pt
    Projects Due
    Turn in Q2 Notes (optional)

    Last Day for all
    Late Work
    NO SCHOOL

    Ipp leaves
    SV @9:45
      Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
      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)
      *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
      10. Real, Fake, or Not Enough Evidence?
      11. Final Exam Study Guide

      Friday, December 9, 2016

      Final Exam Study Guide - 12/9/2016

      PER A TOTAL: 73
      PER B TOTAL: 78
      PER C TOTAL: 72
      Yesterday: 5
      Yesterday: 3
      Yesterday: 2

      HW: Work on your Q2 Final Exam Study Guide
      1. Final Exam is next Wednesday, December 14
        1. Study Guide now available HERE
        2. Will cover everything we have learned in the 2nd Quarter (since mid-October)
      2. Spotting Fake News - continue working on yesterday's work HERE
      3. "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
        1. Begin presentations today
        2. Upload your project using THIS form 
        Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
        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)
        *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
        10. Real, Fake, or Not Enough Evidence?
        11. Final Exam Study Guide

        Thursday, December 8, 2016

        Real, Fake, or Not Enough Evidence? - 12/8/2016

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        PER A TOTAL: 68
        PER B TOTAL: 75
        PER C TOTAL: 70
        Yesterday: 4
        Yesterday: 4
        Yesterday: 4

        1. Origami and Japanese Culture - Brown Bag Presentation TODAY
        2. Final Exam is next Wednesday, December 14
          1. Study Guide released tomorrow
          2. Will cover everything we have learned in the 2nd Quarter (since mid-October)
        3. Spotting Fake News
        4. 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor
        5. "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
          1. Upload your project using THIS form 
          Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          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)
          *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
          10. Real, Fake, or Not Enough Evidence?

          Wednesday, December 7, 2016

          Continue Working on Project - 12/7/2016

          PER A TOTAL: 64
          PER B TOTAL: 71
          PER C TOTAL: 66
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 5

          HW: Continue work on your project: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World" 
          1. Origami and Japanese Culture - Brown Bag Presentation tomorrow
          2. Final Exam is next Wednesday, December 14
            1. Study Guide released by the end of this week
            2. Will cover everything we have learned in the 2nd Quarter (since mid-October)
          3. Spotting Fake News, continued
          4. 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor
          5. CONTINUE PROJECT - "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
            1. See the instruction sheet for more information on the project 

          Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          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)
          *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"

          Tuesday, December 6, 2016

          Reliable Sources - 12/6/2016

          PER A TOTAL: 60
          PER B TOTAL: 67
          PER C TOTAL: 62
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 3

          HW: Continue work on your project: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World" 
          1. Origami and Japanese Culture - Brown Bag Presentation this Thursday in the Library
          2. Spotting Fake News - ARTICLE HERE
            1. Play Kahoot!
          3. CONTINUE PROJECT - "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
            1. If you wanted to do a 100-point project, your email proposal was due yesterday
            2. See the instruction sheet for more information on the project 
          Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          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)
          *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"

          Monday, December 5, 2016

          Spotting Fake News - 12/5/2016

          PER A TOTAL: 56
          PER B TOTAL: 63
          PER C TOTAL: 59
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 4

          HW: Continue work on your project: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World" 
          1. Tell me something good!
          2. Origami and Japanese Culture - Brown Bag Presentation this Thursday in the Library
          3. Spotting Fake News - ARTICLE HERE
          4. CONTINUE PROJECT - "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
            1. If you want to do a 100-point project, your email proposal is due by today
            2. See the instruction sheet for more information on the project 
          Q2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
          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)
          *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"

          Friday, December 2, 2016

          Continue Chinese Wisdom Project - 12/2/2016

          PER A TOTAL: 52
          PER B TOTAL: 59
          PER C TOTAL: 55
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 3

          HW: Begin work on your project: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World" 
          1. Rogue One tickets - I need to place my final order at 2:30 today
          2. Newsela - read and take a quiz on two more articles by today - NEWSELA.COM
          3. CONTINUE PROJECT - "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
            1. Project sheet in the basket today - HANDOUT HERE
            2. Draw quotes
              1. A Period Quote Sheet HERE
              2. B Period Quote Sheet HERE
              3. C Period Quote Sheet 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 (including Quote Bubble portion)
          *China Mini-Book (separate project)
          *Two more Newsela articles (complete by 12/2)
          *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"

          Thursday, December 1, 2016

          Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World - 12/1/2016

          PER A TOTAL: 48
          PER B TOTAL: 55
          PER C TOTAL: 52
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 4
          Yesterday: 4

          HW: Begin work on your project: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World" 
          1. China Mini-Book - the pink "Late Because Post-It"
          2. Rogue One tickets - I need to place my final order tomorrow
          3. Winter Dance COURT VOTING - form is live on SierraVistaLife.com
          4. Three Belief Systems of China - turn this in at the END of the period today
          5. Newsela - read and take a quiz on two more articles by tomorrow
          6. PROJECT - "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"
            1. Think about how people treat each other in the world in which we live
            2. Look through the lessons we have learned from the Eastern philosophers we have already studied (Confucius, Laozi, and Buddha)
            3. What wisdom have they shared that could apply to our lives today? The way we treat each other at school? The way we treat our family members? The way we treat each other on social media?
            4. Identify ONE QUOTE that will be the central theme for your project (only one quote per group, so have some back-ups just in case). We will pick tomorrow.
            5. Identify up to TWO OTHER PEOPLE with whom to work on the project
            6. You will then choose one of THREE WAYS to present your theme:
              1. Create a Google Slides slideshow connecting your quote with three ways we can make our real world lives better. You present this to the class. Worth 25 points.
              2. Create a PSA video with your group to share your quote and three ways we can connect that quote to making our real world lives better. You present this to the class AND if it's a good enough video, we'll share it on Sierra Vista Life. Worth 50 points.
              3. Create a campaign connecting your quote with three ways we can make our real world lives better. Pick a quote and live it, share it, do it. Create a hashtag. Make signs/buttons/pins. Create signs to put up in teacher's classrooms. Go to the mall and share with the community. Go feed the homeless. Take care of shelter animals. DO something. Document your project in photos/video and share with the class and/or Mr. Ippolito by the end of the quarter. Worth 100 points.
          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)
          *PROJECT: "Chinese Wisdom for the Modern World"