Monday, May 18, 2020

Lesson plans for the Week of 5.18.20

Lesson plans for the Week of 5.18.20


****All middle school work must be submitted by 8:00 AM Monday, May 25!! This is the last week of assignments!!  Have a fantastic summer!!!


6th Grade:
Tuesday: Sacraments of the Catholic Church Webquest
Wednesday: Modeling and Writing Expressions Part 1 (Parts of an Algebraic Expression)
Thursday: Praying the Rosary Webquest
Friday: End of the Year Wrap-up


7th Grade:
Tuesday: Divine Revelation Part I
Wednesday: Angle Relationships 
Thursday: Divine Revelation Part II
Friday: End of the Year Wrap-up


8th Grade:
Tuesday: Catholic Social Teaching
Wednesday: Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Thursday: Year End Quiz
Friday: End of the Year Wrap-up

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Week of 5.12.20

Lesson Plans for the week of 5.12.20

6th Grade:
Tuesday: Complete the Way of Light Slideshow Assignment
Wednesday: Module 9 Assessment (Exponents, Prime Factorization, Order of Operations) - Rewatch the videos for each of these if necessary!!!
Thursday: Sacramentals
Friday: Home Math
****I will be unavailable on Friday and through the weekend. There is no “substitute” available.  If you have any questions, email me and I will answer them on Monday.  Thank you.

7th Grade:
Tuesday: Complete the Way of Light Slideshow Assignment
Wednesday: Khan Academy - Geometry Terms/Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Thursday: Praying the Rosary Webquest
Friday: Home Math
****I will be unavailable on Friday and through the weekend. There is no “substitute” available.  If you have any questions, email me and I will answer them on Monday.  Thank you.

8th Grade:
Tuesday: Complete Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy Activity
Wednesday: Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Thursday: Praying the Rosary Webquest
Friday: Home Math
****I will be unavailable on Friday and through the weekend. There is no “substitute” available.  If you have any questions, email me and I will answer them on Monday.  Thank you.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Week of 5.5.20

Lesson plans for week 5.5.20

6th Grade:
Tuesday: Way of Light Slideshow with Questions to answer
Wednesday: Prime Factorization
Thursday: Way of Light Slideshow with Questions to answer
Friday: Order of Operations

7th Grade:

Tuesday: Way of Light Slideshow with Questions to answer
Wednesday: Solving Two-Step Inequalities
Thursday: Way of Light Slideshow with Questions to answer
Friday: One and Two-Step Inequality Assessment

8th Grade:

Tuesday: Way of Light Reflection
Wednesday: Equations with Many or No Solutions
Thursday: Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
Friday: Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing

Please note: Starting today (Tuesday, 5.5.20) I am also changing my weekly class meets to once per week. The intention is to be there if students have any questions, and attendance has been meager at best.  Instead, I will host class meets on Tuesdays only following the same schedule:
6th grade: 10:30-11:00
8th grade: 11:30-12:00
7th grade 12:30-1:00
I am available for a small group or one-on-one meet (provided another adult is in the room) anytime from 8:00 am -3:00 pm Monday through Friday….Just let me know and I will set up a hangout!!!

Keep it up!! Only three weeks left!  You’ve got this!!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Week of 4.27.20

Week of 4.27.20 Lesson Plans
6th Grade
-Tuesday: final three movie clips of the Prince of Egypt
-Wednesday: Exponents (Students will definitely want to watch the video!!!)
-Thursday: Four Marks of the Church
-Friday: Prime Factorization (Again, students will definitely want to watch the video!!!)

7th Grade
-Tuesday: Reflecting on the Holy Spirit Google Form
-Wednesday: Write and solve one-step inequalities
-Thursday: Unit 4 Assessment
-Friday: Writing two-step inequalities

8th Grade
-Tuesday: next three artifacts are due
-Wednesday: Equations with many or No Solutions (I highly recommend that students attend our meet today…..I will be teaching the concept to them.)
-Thursday: final two artifacts are due.  After today, all of them should be turned in!

-Friday: Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing (I highly recommend that students attend our meet today…..I will be teaching the concept to them.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Week of 4.20.20

Hey all!

Here is what we are going to be working on this week:

Religion (T, TH)
-6th grade: Watching clips of The Prince of Egypt.  Last week, we talked about the connections between the Passover and the Passion of Jesus.  This movie lets us watch the connection happen.  This will happen via EdPuzzle with questions popping up throughout the movie clips for the kids to answer.
-7th grade: chapter 14 vocab, and a video with questions about The Road to Emmaus; Gifts of the Holy Spirit activity
-8th grade: continuing work on the Way of Light Project

Math (W, F)
6th grade: Using Ratios and Rates to Solve Problems; Review of Ratios and Rates
7th grade: Writing and Solving One-Step Inequalities; Writing Two-Step Inequalities
8th grade: Solving Equations with Rational Numbers (fractions and decimals); Solving Equations with the Distributive Property

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Distance Learning

First of all, please know that I really wish we were in school!!  I miss the kids, and I miss the routine....

Thank you in advance for your patience....this is a huge learning curve for all of us, and we are all in this together!!   PLEASE, PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments or suggestions.....this is all fluid and changes can be made!!

The best way to reach me is through the temporary phone number 641.435.7333.  This goes right to my phone which is with me all the time....emails are checked throughout the day.  But if you use the phone number, PLEASE tell me who you are because it is not accessing my contacts.  

Also, the Parent Hub should be your second best friend!!  All info is on here.  

Again, thanks for your patience....stay home and stay healthy!!  See you in a few weeks!!


Monday, March 2, 2020

March and other things

Our field trip to the Capitol was a great time!!!  Everyone had fun and learned a lot!!  Here are a few pix from the day.






We are going to Des Moines again on Friday to the Civic Center....the expectations for bringing your own lunch are the same.  Since it is a Friday, we expect students to bring a meatless meal.  Also, it is technically a Spirit Day, but middle school students are to dress according to our normal dress code....no sweat pants, etc.

March is the start of shorts season again!  Students have been reminded that the bottom of the shorts must extend to at least mid-thigh.  Thanks for helping to enforce this!