Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
All grades are updated as of 9/27. If you have a question or concern about your grade, it's always best to see me in person so we can review your grade together. That way, I can either explain why you have what you have, or we can fix it if there is an error. --Mr. Ippolito
Again I want to remind all students and parents that whenever a student is absent, you can find all handouts and instructions in the Digital File Cabinet. Simply go to http://www.mrippolito.com, click on the "file cabinet" icon on the right side of the site, and locate our current unit of study.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Please note that the Illustrated African Proverb does NOT go in the INB. You can find the instructions for this assignment, plus all other handouts and instructions for all assignments, in the Digital File Cabinet.
Also, there is a requirement that you mount your proverb onto cardstock or construction paper. Mr. Ippolito HAS construction paper you may use, but you must get the construction paper BEFORE the day the project is due.
The project is due NEXT Wednesday, September 29 (our next E-Day).
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Hey B-day students,
Friday, September 17, 2010
Next we took the Rome/Islam Quiz. This is a closed note/closed book quiz. This quiz is graded, but not recorded, meaning if you don't do so great on it, don't worry. It won't affect your grade in the class in any way. We took the quiz, graded it in class, then put in in the INB as page 18.
We then took about 10 minutes to do an Africa Unit preview in the textbook. For this unit, we will primarily focus on 5:2, 5:3, 6:2, and 6:3. This was also helpful for our next activity, which is . . .
Starting on the cover page for the "Africa" unit. Just like last time, you need to have the title of the unit in big, bold letters in the center of the page, and then six symbols representing the unit around the title. Each symbol should be in four colors. We then started a brand new Table of Contents. This Table of Contents will start on page 19, the cover page of our new unit.
Finally, you have three things for homework. 1) Finish filling out your INB grade sheet (if you haven't already done so). 2) Get a parent/guardian to sign your INB grade sheet. and 3) read and do the 5-4-3-2-1 notes on Chapter 5, Section 2. This will go on page 21 of the INB.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
For extra credit, students have the opportunity to post a comment to THIS blog entry to answer the question, "What did you learn from Mr. Al-Kalby?" You may, of course, also say a thank you message to him as well for donating his time to our classes for the day. To be eligible for the extra credit, please post your comment by Friday, September 17.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
If you attended today's River Rally, you have the opportunity to get up to five points (1-5 points, depending on quality of work) extra credit in Mr. Ippolito's class. Post a comment to this blog entry with a reflection on what you learned from today's experience at the River Rally (it can be the same reflection you have done for other teachers)
Friday, September 10, 2010
1. Infinite Campus
2. 3:3 Quiz
3. Ask a Muslim
HW: Log on to Infinite Campus at least once between now and our class on Tuesday, September 14. We are nearing the end of our Islam unit. On Tuesday, September 14, Mr. Ippolito has invited Mohammed Al-Kalby, a student at UC Irvine, to come visit our classroom. Mr. Al-Kalby is a university student, he enjoys video games, he likes lifting weights, he rides a motorcycle, and he's a Muslim. In our time together on Tuesday, Mr. Al-Kalby will answer students' questions about what it's like to grow up as an American and as a Muslim. Today we spent time creating interview questions for him. Finally, your homework is to log into Infinite Campus (you the student, not just your parent). If you still have never logged in, here's how you do it. username: eight-digit student id#
password: first initial, last initial, six-digit birthdate For example, if I'm John Smith, born on March 4, 1998, then my password would be: js030498 If you log in incorrectly more than three times, the system will lock you out and you will need to visit Mr Smith, our school librarian, to reset your account.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Since we are studying the origins of Islam, this topic came up in each one of my history classes over the past couple days. Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, is planning "International Burn a Koran Day" this Saturday, September 11. Americans of all faiths are urging Pastor Jones not to do this, but why is he planning this event, and what does he hope to accomplish? Here are a few stories from a few different sources:INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT - http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/transcript-abc-news-terry-moran-interviews-pa...
VIDEO - http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/09/08/zarrella.quran.burning.preacher.cnn
NEWS STORY - http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/09/administration-considers-calling-f... I encourage you to follow the news with your family this weekend to find out the latest on this story. --Mr. Ippolito
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
1. Review the "Five Pillars" homework assignment
2. Journal - The Most Important Pillar (pg 14 in INB)
3. BrainPop - "Ramadan"
4. The Beliefs of Islam
HW: 3:3 Reading and Notes
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
(1st place) who were the top two winners in the "Decorate Mr
Ippolito's Binder" contest! Thank you to all who participated! While
Skyler and Jordan were our two big winners, for every student who
submitted an entry, I have a special gift for you, too. All
participants, please come see me on Tuesday to claim your prize. Have
a great weekend! --Mr Ippolito
Mr Ippolito and his family are enjoying Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood this evening. As promised, the winners of the "Personalize Mr Ippolito's Binder" contest will be announced on my website by midnight tonight, and grades and other items on the site will be updated this weekend. RVI