• Due to the shift from review material to new curriculum, we are shifting our mindset about virtual office hours. They will now be Virtual Classroom Meetings. The hope is that with the new schedule for meetings, each class will be able to log into Zoom and we can discuss the assginments for the week and talk about what might be confusing or exciting or interesting. The new Virtual Classroom Meeting schedule is below and will also be emailed out to parents and students on Monday. The district is requesting that every student check in with each teacher at least once a week. Hope to see you there!

    Virtual Classroom Meeting Schedule

    8th Grade Home Learning Schedule


    It’s time to close up the 19-20 school year! In order to keep things safe, we have a schedule for picking up and dropping off end of year items. During your designated time, parents or guardians may pick up the following items: student personal belongings from the classroom, medication, athletic equipment, and pre-paid yearbooks. Parents may also drop off library books and school owned band instruments. Item pick up and drop off will take place in the cafeteria and we will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.
    Monday May 18
    Grades K-7 Last Name A-L
    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. OR 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday May 19
    Grades K-7 Last Name M-Z
    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. OR 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

    8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
    As you all know, we are not able to hold our in person Promotion Ceremony. The decision to close our schools for the remainder of the year to protect the health and safety of our students and their families means that our traditional in-person 8th grade promotion ceremony will not be possible. We must set reasonable expectations of what can safely occur. Although our 8th grade promotion ceremony may not be the same as in year’s past, we are committed to making it meaningful, appropriate, and memorable. To commemorate the event, schools will be recording a special video to honor our 8th graders and celebrate their transition to high school. Each student will receive a link to the video presentation which can be shared with friends and family on May 20, 2020.

    8th Grade Personal Item Pick-up
    That same day, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, students will be able to come to the MPR to pick up and drop off items. Some suggested items for drop off would be library books and musical instruments.
    The items available for pick-up will include the following:
    -Any personal items left at school before Spring Break
    -Athletic equipment, etc.
    -Medications
    -Promotion Certificate & Program
    -Horseshoe, for those students attending Stetson K-8
    -Yearbook, if you ordered one
    We are asking that students with last names A - L arrive between 4:00 - 5:00 PM and students with last names M - Z arrive between 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Students will be admitted a few at a time to ensure social distancing in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Parents may drop off their 8th graders to run in and grab their belongings and then meet them in the parking lot. We are asking that only students come in!!

     

    Home Learning for Week of 5/18/2020

    This is our last week of school and a short one for 8th graders. All assignments must be turned in no later than 12:00, noon, on Wednesday, May 20th. I would LOVE it if you could turn them in by Tuesday, but that Wedensday is the absolute last day that I will accept ANY work from Quarter 4. To access material for this week, log on to Canvas and click on Modules from menu on the left. This will get you to all of the materials for the week including vides, informational reading passages and assignments. 

    I. Overview of the week video. This will provide a brief overview of the assignments for this week.

    II. Legacies & Memorials. This lesson is all about how we, as a nation, remember and acknowledge the sacrifices that our country made during the Vietnam War. There are many places in our country where you can go and be reminded of the brave men and women who served during this time. The most famous sould be The Wall in Washington, D.C. Your final task for our unit is to design a memorial of your own. Where would you build it? What design elements would it have? Draw out your design and then describe what you have built and what symbols you used in your design and why you used them. I am looking forward to seeing what your creativity comes up with.

     

    Home Learning for Week of 5/11/2020

    We continue our unit on the Vietnam War this week. I hope that everyone is enjoying the songs. To access material for this week, log on to Canvas and click on Modules from menu on the left. This will get you to all of the materials for the week including vides, informational reading passages and assignments. 

    I. Overview of the week video. This will provide a brief overview of the assignments for this week.

    II. Hawks v. Doves. This assignment is all about the division that took place in the United States suring the Vietnam War. Some of the population were in total support of the war through their loyalty to our country and our government. Another portion of the population felt as though we had no business fighting fighting a war for another country and protested against it. Can you tell who was who and if you had lived through this era what would you have been???

    II. POWs and MIAs. A very real part of the war was the fate of those soldiers who were either captured and placed in prisonor of war camps or who were never seen or eard from again. Prisoners of War and those who were Missing in Action were a parge part of the reason that part of our citizens were so very outspoken against the war. Write me a message using the POW code from the Hanoi Hilton.

     

    Jome Learning for Week of 5/4/2020

    We are beginning our unit on Vietnam this week!!!! Super excited for this one, as it's my favorite. To access material for this week, log in to Canvas and click on Modules from the menu on the left. This will get you to all of the materials for the week including videos, informational reading passages, and assginments. There is a special Vietnam War era song for each day of this week, next week, and the final week of school so don't forget to check those out!

    I. Overview of the week video. This will provide a brief overview of the assignments for this week.

    II. Gulf of Tonkin Incident. This assignment has us taking a look at the event that brought us into the Vietnam War. You will be given the same information that the public was given at the time and compare that to eye witness testimony and other government documents that the public what not made aware of in order to retell the events that you believe took place over that period of time.  

    II. A Grunt's War. This assignment will give you the detailed day to day life of the common foot soldier, called a Grunt in Vietnam, including the dangers and constant stress that they endured. The culmination of this assignment will be a Tanka Poem. There are detailed directions for how to complete this type of poem on the assignment page and in my video. YOU DON'T HAVE TO RHYME!!!!

     

    Home Learning for week of 4/27/2020

    This will be our second week of Modern Civil Rights. To access material for this week, log in to Canvas and click on Mudules from the menu on the left. This will get you to all of the materials for the week including videos, materials, and assignments.

    I. Overview of the week video. This video will provide a brief overview of the assignments for this week. 

    II. Eyes on the Prize. The video for this assignment is embedded in the page. There is a link to access the notes sheet to fill out as you watch the video. You will submit the completed notes sheet or record your answers in a Google doc to submit.

    III. Malcolm X and MLK, Jr. The directions and information pages are provided on this page. The information materials are a link to a document. Your submission for this assignment may be a photo of your drawings. 

     

    Home Learning for week of 4/20/2020

    This is our first week of new curriculum. We are jumping into the Modern Civil Rights era. To access the materials for this week, log in to Canvas and click on Modules from the menu on the left. This will get you to all of the information for the week. 

    I. Overview of the week video. This video will provide a brief overview of the assignments for this week.

    II. The Road to Civil Rights. This is an overview of the Civil Rights Movement and the important people, events, and places. This is a graded assignment.

    III. Stand Up By Sitting Down. This is an online activity that takes you on a tour of the Civil Rights Movement. As you progress through the activity you will respond to quotes from other people, 'build' a museum exhibit about Civil Rights, and explore more deeply the people and events of the Civil Rights timeline. This is a graded assignment.