Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rome Collapse Wrap-Up - 8/30/2017

HOMEWORK: Finish  The Western Empire Collapses (DUE TOMORROW).
REMIND the fam to attend Back-to-School Night TOMORROW, starting at 6:00pm.

AGENDA
  1. Welcome, attendance, write down HW
  2. Sierra Vista Life - limited openings for second semester
  3. The Roman Empire in Art
  4. Let's finish "The Western Empire Collapses"
  5. TOMORROW: We begin the LEGACY of Rome
  6. FOR LATER THIS WEEK: We will be exploring Google Classroom and Google Slides
  7. FOR LATER THIS WEEK: Show me you know how to log in to Infinite Campus
    1. username is JUST your 8-digit student ID#
    2. your password is first initial, last initial, 6-digit birthdate (flmmddyy); there is NO period in there like there was when you first logged in to Google account
    3. For Infinite Campus, I actually recommend that you do NOT change your password. Ask me why.

    HISTORY TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Western Empire Still Collapsing - 8/29/2017

    HOMEWORK: Finish annotating The Western Empire Collapses (front and back) and answer all questions (DUE THURSDAY).
    REMIND your parent/caregiver to attend Back-to-School Night this Thursday, August 31, starting at 6:00pm.

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome, attendance, write down HW
    2. Finish answers to Causes of Death - Roman Emperors
    3. The Roman Empire in Art
    4. Answer this question on the back at the bottom of "The Western Empire Collapses"
       
    5. FOR LATER THIS WEEK: We will be exploring Google Classroom and Google Slides
    6. FOR LATER THIS WEEK: Show me you know how to log in to Infinite Campus
      1. username is JUST your 8-digit student ID#
      2. your password is first initial, last initial, 6-digit birthdate (flmmddyy); there is NO period in there like there was when you first logged in to Google account
      3. For Infinite Campus, I actually recommend that you do NOT change your password. Ask me why.

    HISTORY TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    The Western Empire Collapses - 8/28/2017

    HOMEWORK: Finish reading The Western Empire Collapses (front and back). Circle all academic vocabulary words in the reading (words the average seventh grader might find challenging) and answer the questions on the FRONT.
    REMIND your parent/caregiver to attend Back-to-School Night this Thursday, August 31, starting at 6:00pm.

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome, attendance, write down HW 
    2. What's good?
    3. 1:3 Quiz (open note)
    4. When you're done with the 1:3 Quiz, begin quietly reading and annotating The Western Empire Collapses
    5. Go over answers to Causes of Death - Roman Emperors
    6. FOR LATER THIS WEEK: We will be exploring Google Classroom and Google Slides
    7. FOR LATER THIS WEEK: Show me you know how to log in to Infinite Campus
      1. username is JUST your 8-digit student ID#
      2. your password is first initial, last initial, 6-digit birthdate (flmmddyy); there is NO period in there like there was when you first logged in to Google account
      3. For Infinite Campus, I actually recommend that you do NOT change your password. Ask me why.
    HISTORY TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    The Fall of Rome - 8/25/2017

    HOMEWORK: Read 1:3. Notes are optional. Possible REAL QUIZ for points (open-note quiz) on Monday.
    AGENDA
    1. Welcome, attendance, write down HW 
    2. Turn in Causes of Death - Roman Emperors; Mr. Ippolito will check and return
    3. 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Strategy
    4. Show me you know how to log in to Infinite Campus
      1. username is JUST your 8-digit student ID#
      2. your password is first initial, last initial, 6-digit birthdate (flmmddyy); there is NO period in there like there was when you first logged in to Google account
      3. For Infinite Campus, I actually recommend that you do NOT change your password. Ask me why.
    5. Go over the answer to Causes of Death - Roman Emperors
    HISTORY TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Calculating the Fall of Rome - 8/24/2017

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance 
    2. Write down HW in your Binder Reminder
    3. The Social Contract - Part 2
    4. Keeping track of your notes for this class with the Table of Contents
    5. Causes of Death - Roman Emperors - HANDOUT HERE
    HISTORY TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    The Good Emperors of Rome and How to Take a Great Quiz - 8/23/2017

    HOMEWORK: Be helpful around your home today.
    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance 
    2. 1:1 Quiz and 1:2 Quiz
    3. What did we learn?
    4. The Social Contract - Part 2 

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Our First Quiz! - 8/22/2017

    HOMEWORK: Read 1:2 in the textbook. Notes are optional. Prepare for another open-note quiz tomorrow.

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance 
    2. Seating Chart 
    3. 1:1 Quiz 
    4. What did we learn?

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Study Smarter - 8/21/2017

    HOMEWORK: Read 1:1 in the textbook. Notes are optional. Prepare for an open-note quiz tomorrow.
    REMINDER: Get caregiver to sign the Trailblazers signature page by tomorrow.

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance
    2. Need to finish Team Trailblazer Historian?
    3. Today's solar eclipse
    4. The Social Contract - Part 1
    5. Sign up for Remind - text @rippolito to 81010
    6. Seating Chart in place this week - still need the survey? - CLICK HERE
    7. How to study smarter

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Why history matters - August 18, 2017

    HOMEWORK: Talk to your family about what happened last weekend in Charlottesville. Why does history matter?
    REMINDER: Get your parents to sign the Team Trailblazers signature page by next Tuesday, 8/22. It will be a graded assignment worth points!

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance
    2. Finish going over the rest of the Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt, then collect it
    3. Finish Team Trailblazer Historian
    4. Sign up for Remind - text @rippolito to 81010
    5. Seating Chart in place starting Monday - still need the survey? - CLICK HERE
    6. Why History Matters




    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Team Trailblazer Historian - 8/17/2017


    HOMEWORK: Log into your Pledge Star account and encourage family and friends to support our team and our school!
    REMINDER: Get your parents to sign the Team Trailblazers signature page by next Tuesday, 8/22. It will be a graded assignment worth points!

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance
    2. Remind
    3. Pledge Star demo
    4. Seating Chart in place starting Monday - still need the survey? - CLICK HERE
    5. Finish going over the rest of the Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt, then collect it
    6. Team Trailblazer Historian

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Seating Chart Survey - 8/16/2017

    HOMEWORK: Complete the Seating Chart Survey.
    REMINDER: Get your parents to sign the Team Trailblazers signature page by next Tuesday, 8/22. It will be a graded assignment worth points!

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance
    2. Let's Do This! - make sure you know who your homeroom teacher is before you go home today
    3. Google accounts have been reset - see below for more info
    4. Photography Club
    5. Course Orientation - DOWNLOAD HERE (please take home and share with your parents)
    6. Seating Chart Survey - CLICK HERE
    7. Finish going over the rest of the Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt, then collect it
    Information regarding student Google accounts:

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Chromebooks in the Classroom - 8/15/2017

    HOMEWORK: Get your parents to sign the Team Trailblazers signature page by next Tuesday, 8/22. It will be a graded assignment worth points!

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome and attendance
    2. Our first assembly is tomorrow! Let's represent our team well!
    3. Caring For Our Chromebooks - AGREEMENT HERE
    4. Course Orientation - DOWNLOAD HERE (please take home and share with your parents)
    5. Seating Chart Survey - CLICK HERE
    6. Finish going over the rest of the Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt, then collect it
    7. Let's play Kahoot! - visit http://www.kahoot.it to get started

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt - 8/14/2017

    HOMEWORK: Finish Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt.
    HOMEWORK: Practice logging in to your Hart District Google account. You will need this starting tomorrow.

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome!
    2. Take attendance
    3. Seating Chart, Chromebooks, and other things to look forward to this week
    4. Get your photo taken today
    5. Binder Reminder Scavenger Hunt
    6. Here's what happened when the Trailblazers won the fundraiser last year . . .

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Happy Friday! - 8/11/2017


    HOMEWORK: Be ready to have your photo taken on Monday.

    AGENDA
    1. Happy Friday!
    2. Take out your Binder Reminder and write down the homework
    3. Take attendance
    4. Mr. Ippolito's Welcome Slideshow
    5. Here's what happened when the Trailblazers won the fundraiser last year . . .

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Welcome to your first day of school! - 8/10/2017

    HOMEWORK: Bring your Binder Reminder to class tomorrow.

    AGENDA
    1. Welcome to Mr. Ippolito's class!
    2. Take attendance
    3. Team Trailblazers
    4. What is "social studies"? - watch "Forces of Destiny"
    5. Sierra Vista Survival Tips from a former SV eighth grader