A Week at a Glance

  • The Week of October 3-7, 2022

    6th Grade ELA

     

    Monday- Section 3 Quiz, complete any unfinished work in Section 3 Classkick (slides 4-10) due today.

    Tuesday- Complete Lesson 14.1-Debate preparation, How to write a claim, write a claim, find evidence to support your claim. 

    Wednesday- Steve Jobs Section 3, 14.2. Debate preparation, find evidence to support your claim. (Bring library books tomorrow.

    Thursday- Library Day-Go over AR-Review searching for books-Work on debate evidence.

    Friday- Class Debate

    Graded Work to complete for 1st 9 Weeks

    1. Constructed Response CER-Papers available on the bookshelf
    2. Jobs Section 1-Jobs Section Summary Organizer/Reading Log 1 and 2-Available on the bookshelf
    3. Vocabulary Quiz-Classkick
    4. Jobs Section 1 Quiz- ILC
    5. Jobs Section 1 Classkick Evidence/Central Idea Organizer Slides 15-16
    6. Jobs Section 1 Classkick-CER-Slide 17
    7. Malala Yousafzai-A Normal Yet Powerful Girl- CommonLit
    8. Jobs Section 3 Quiz
    9. Jobs Section 3- Letters of Wilbur Wright Summary- Classkick slide 4

     

     

    7th Grade Creative Writing

    Monday- Read fictional mentor text “Death Comes to Bagdad” and respond to post-reading questions. (Classkick slides 19-21)

    Tuesday-Review Narrative prewriting prompts. Choose a seed idea from prompt.

    Wednesday- Complete planning page for narrative.

    Thursday- Review magnetic leads. Begin drafting your narrative

    Friday- Review point-of-view. Continue drafting narrative.

     

     

    The Week of September 26-30, 2022

    6th Grade ELA

    Steve Jobs-Section 3 Quiz on Monday 10/3/22 (Letters of Wilbur Wright) 

     

    Monday- Complete Lesson 10-Read the "Letters of Wilbur Wright" and summarize the text to determine the central idea (Workbook page 45) Classkick -Jobs-Section 3 "Letters of Wilbur Wright" Slides 1-4

    Tuesday- Complete Lesson 11-Respond to Post Reading questions (Workbook page 46) Classkick slide 5-6. 

    Wednesday- Complete Lesson 12 -Analyze and identify how Wilbur Wright is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated throughout the text. (Workbook page 47) Classkick -Jobs-Section 3 "Letters of Wilbur Wright" Slide 7-8

    Thursday- Complete Lesson 13-Determine Wilbur Wright’s point of view and purpose for writing the letters, then cite evidence to support your analysis. Classkick -Jobs-Section 3 "Letters of Wilbur Wright" Slide 9-10

    Friday- Jobs Section 3 Quiz

    Due on 10/03/22 Classkick -Jobs-Section 3 "Letters of Wilbur Wright" Slides 4-10

     

    7th Grade Creative Writing

    Monday- Read fictional mentor text “Death Comes to Bagdad” and respond to post-reading questions. (Classkick slides 19-21)  

    Tuesday-Review Narrative pre-writing prompts. Choose a seed idea from prompts

    Wednesday-Complete planning page for narrative writing prompt.

    Thursday-Magnetic leads review. Begin drafting narrative. Teacher conference with students on narrative.

    Friday- Review point of view. Continue drafting narrative. 

     

     

     

     

     

    The Week of September 19-23, 2022

    6th Grade ELA

    Monday-Complete Lesson 6 in Steve Jobs Unit (Workbook pages 33-32) Classkick Slides 16-17

    Tuesday-Quiz Steve Jobs Section 1 Quiz

    Wednesday- Complete Lesson 8 "Mother to Son" (Workbook page 35) Classkick Jobs-Section 2-"Mother to Son" Slides 1-3

    Thursday-Complete Lesson 10-Read the "Letters of Wilbur Wright" and summarize the text to determine the central idea (Workbook page 45) Classkick -Jobs-Section 3 "Letters of Wilbur Wright" Slides 1-3

    Friday- Complete Lesson 11-Respond to Post Reading questions (Workbook page 46) Classkick slide 5. 

    Due on 09/23/22 Classkick - Jobs Section 1 Slides 15, 16, and 17.

     

    7th Grade Creative Writing

    Monday- Daily Reading Journal Week 1 Day 4 (Classkick slide 4) Complete writing assignment and turn in today.

    Tuesday- Daily Reading Journal Week 1 Day 5 (Classkick slide 4) Show-Don't Tell Activity (Classkick-Show Don't Tell-slides 1-6)

    Wednesday-Identify components of a narrative and compare and contrast memoirs and personal narratives.(Classkick slides 4-5)

    Thursday-Read mentor text "Fun" Phobia and respond to post-reading questions.(Classkick slides 6-7)

    Friday- Read "Biographical mentor text "Big Hal and the Metallic Roof." Respond to post-reading questions.(Classkick slides 8-9)

    Due 9/20/22-Writing Prompt-Classkick-Something to Write About- You must turn in your rough draft, illustration, and share your final draft in a Word document with me.

            9/23/22-Show-Don't Tell Activity (Classkick-Show Don't Tell-slides 1-6)  

     

     

    The Week of September 12-16, 202

    6th Grade ELA

    Monday-Begin Lesson 5 in Steve Jobs Unit (Workbook pages 31-32) Classkick Slides 13-14

    Tuesday-Complete "Flying Blind"

    Wednesday- Complete "Nightime in Texas"

    Thursday-Complete Lesson 5 and begin Lesson 6 (Workbook pages 32-33) Classkick Slides 14-16

    Friday- Library.

     

    7th Grade Creative Writing

    Monday- Daily Reading Journal Week 1 Day 2 (Classkick slide 3) Examine writing prompts and discuss writing assignment

    Tuesday-Students will engage in the prewriting and drafting stage of their writing assignment. 

    Wednesday- Students will engage in the revising, proofreading and final draft stage of their writing assignment. They will choose a medium to illustrate their writing. This assignment is due Friday.

    Thursday-Quiz on the Writing Process/continue with writing assignment.

    Friday- Library.

     

     

     

    The Week of September 5 - 9, 2022

    6th Grade ELA

    Today- Completing iReady diagnostic/Star assessment

    Thursday-Complete cold-read task

    Friday- Vocabulary Quiz/Note cards are due.

     

    7th Grade Creative Writing

    Today- Complete Chameleon Sentences with partners.

                Homework-Complete "The dog chased a squirrel." Chameleon sentence sheet. This is due on Thursday 09/08/22.

    Thursday- Discuss and review the steps in the writing process

    Friday- Free Write Friday- Students will discuss words to use in place of "very." The students will be given a writing prompt in which they will extend the story. 

     

    September 02, 2022

    6th Grade ELA

    Today the students began a reading assessment on iReady. The assessment will continue on Tuesday. 

    7th Grade Creative Writing

    We reviewed rules and classroom expectations. We discussed ideas of types of writing that interested them. On Tuesday we will discuss sentence structure and review elements of writing.

     

    August 30, 2022

     

    Reminder

    Reading Log 1 and 2 and Summaries for Steve Jobs speech (1, 2, and 3) are due Wednesday, August 31. 

     

     

    August 25, 2022

    Today we continued practicing the Name it, Author-it, Verb-it,  Big Picture (Central Idea) summarizing strategy. We summarized story two of Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address in small groups.

     

    Homework

    Complete the summary for story 2.

     

    August 24, 2022

    Today we learned the Name it, Author-it, Verb it, Big Picture (Central Idea) summarizing strategy. We summarized story one of Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address.

    Homework

    Reading Log 2

    How does the author's word choice and tone help you understand his experiences?

    Think about these questions

    What was Jobs' tone when he talked about his decision to go to college? What was it after he dropped out? Which words or phrases helped you determine that? (look at what you highlighted, pink (failure) or green (success). 

    August 19, 2022

    Today we demonstrated our ability to read, understand, and express understanding of a new text by completing a cold-read task from the Steve Jobs Unit.

     

    Homework:

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Happy Friday

     

     

     

     

    August 18, 2022

    Today we continued to review the CER strategy for constructed responses. 

     

    Homework:

    You must choose from either "Mascot Controversy" or "Help in Hard Times" and complete a constructed response to answer the writing prompt. This is due at the beginning of class tomorrow. 

    Have a great evening!

     

    August 17, 2022

    Today the students were given their school supplies. Please only have them bring necessary items to school. For my class, they will need three highlighters (green, yellow and pink), pencils, a yellow folder, and colored pencils. 

    We also began working on the CER strategy for constructed responses. The students have two passages in their yellow folder which we worked on in class. The passage "How to be Happier" is not complete. Please do not let them finish it at home. We will be working on this in class tomorrow.

    If you have any questions, please contact me by email at sandra.theriot@cpsb.org

    CER

     

    August 12, 2022

    Welcome

    Congratulations on becoming a middle school student!! We are very excited to welcome you to S.J. Welsh Middle School and home of the Colts. I hope you are as excited as I am about starting the school year. I am thrilled to be your teacher and am looking forward to having an exciting and productive year. As a middle school student, much will be expected of you and I know you are up to the challenge.

    We will be utilizing the Learnzillion Guidebook curriculum in ELA this year. We will be starting off the year covering the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The unit has already been converted to an online platform for students that may be absent. Each student will be provided with a workbook, a novel, and any other necessary handouts. Students will also be given instructions on how to access Learnzillion from home.

    If you have not bought your school supplies for ELA yet, please don't. I will be giving you a handout of what I need you to have. If you have already bought supplies, it's fine. 

    As you know, plans for the upcoming school year are very fluid right now. Please know that I will be giving you the most up-to-date information as it is relayed to me.

    If you have any questions, please email me at sandra.theriot@cpsb.org

    I am looking forward to navigating the school year with you!!

    Mrs. Theriot

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, April 28, 2022

    Students are working on a narrative essay. Please see the attached file.

    Alice in Wonderland

     

     

     

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    The 3rd nine weeks ends on Friday, March 18th. I am listing the assignments that are included in the 9 weeks. If you have not completed an assignment or would like to improve your grade, you have until Friday, March 11th to redo it and send me an email letting me know. I will then regrade and average the two assignments. Please email me with any questions.

    Assignment

    Due Date

    1.      Summary Slide 12-Jobs Section 1

    1/25/22

    2.      CER organizer Slide 16- Jobs Section 1

    1/28/22

    3.      CER essay-Slide 17-Jobs Section 1

    1/28/22

    4.      Jobs Section 1 Quiz-Learnzillion

    1/31/22

    5.      CommonLit (Mother to Son and Thank you Ma’am) located in Classkick

    2/11/22

    6.      Jobs Section 2-Mother to Son

    2/11/22

    7.      Wilbur Wright Post Reading Questions-Slide 8-Jobs Section 3

    2/17/22

    8.      RACE constructed response-Slide 10-Jobs Section 3

    2/25/22

    9.      CommonLit (Lauras Key) located in CommonLit

    2/25/22

     

          

    Friday, February 11, 2022

    All slides in Mother to Son and Thank you ma'am are due today. The assignment is now locked. 

    If you were absent today, please complete slides 1-3 in Classkick>Section 3.

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Friday, February 4, 2022

    All slides in Section 2-Mother to Son located in Classkick should be completed by 02/04/22

    All slides in CommonLit-Mother to Son and CommonLit-Thank you ma'am located in Claskick are due at the end of class today. 

    Next week we are DRC testing so make sure to have an AR book with you every day. 

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Friday, January 28, 2022

    Quiz  Monday 1/31/22- Steve Jobs Section 1

    There is a Study Guide in Classkick for the quiz.

    All slides in Steve Jobs- Section 1 of Classkick should be completed by 1/31/22.

    Have a great weekend.

     

    Thursday, January 20, 2022

     

    Today you will be working in Classkick on Slide 11 and 12.

    To access the assignment, go to Classkick>JOBS-Section 1>Slide 11 and 12

    Using the same strategy we used on slide 10, summarize stories 2 and 3 in Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address. 

    If you have any questions, please email me.

     

    Friday, January 14, 2022

    Today you will be working in Classkick on Slide 9.
     
    To access the assignment, go to Classkick>JOBS-Section 1>Slide 9.
    1. You will rewatch the "Famous Failures Video" (link at the top of the slide)
    1. Choose one of the people from the video.
    2. Search the internet for famous quotes by your person.
    3. The quote must convey one of the themes below
    4.         "Never give up"
    5.         "Failure can lead to success"
    6. Copy and paste the image containing the quote or type the quote in the 2nd box below. (Ctrl + C = Copy and Ctrl + V = Paste)
    7. In the 3rd box, explain how your quote conveys one or both or the themes above.
    If you have any questions, please email me. Have a wonderful break and I will see you Tuesday.

     

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    Open Classkick>JOBS-Section 1

    Open Launchpad>Clever>LearnZillion>Lesson 2: Analyzing Word Choice in Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address

    Lesson 2: Analyzing Word Choice in Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address. You should view the Powerpoint that was sent to your email address. Complete the RACE writing prompt on Slide 8. 

     

     

    Tuesday/Wednesday-January 11-12, 2022

     

    Open Classkick>JOBS-Section 1

    Open Launchpad>Clever>LearnZillion>Lesson 2: Analyzing Word Choice in Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address

    Today we completed Lesson 2: Analyzing Word Choice in Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address. You should view the LearnZillion lesson first. Using slides 2 and 3 in Classkick, highlight words in the first story (paragraphs 1-9) that signal failure and success. Failure=pink and success=green. Finally, you should complete slides 7 and 8.

    If you have any questions, please contact me.

     

     

    Monday- January 10, 2022

    Open Classkick>JOBS-Section 1

    Today we began Unit 2 -Steve Jobs. You should listen to the “Famous Failure” video on Slide 1 in Classkick then answer question 1. Next, read the Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Address on Slides 2-5. Answer question 2 on Slide 1.

    If you have any questions, please contact me.

     

     

     

     

    Agenda

     

     

    Thursday 01/06/2022-

    Students should complete the Milton Hershey Cold-Read task in Edulastic. To access the test, go to Launchpad>Clever>Edulastic>Milton Hershey (Steve Jobs Cold-Read Task). Only answer the multiple-choice questions.

    If you have any questions, email me at sandra.theriot@gmail.com

     

     

     

    Wednesday 01/05/2022-

    Today I would like you to complete the JOBS-WebQuest in Classkick. This is due on 01/06/2022 at 8:00 a.m.  You should complete slides 2,3 and 4. You will search the web in order to find the answers. You should use complete sentences. Please put the information you find in your own words. 
     
    I also made a Kahoot that should help you with any questions that give you difficulty. The pin is-06736163

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

     

     

    Tuesday 01/04/2022-

    We worked in Classkick>JOBS WebQest>Slides 2,3, and 4. You should use a search engine such as Google to research the answers to the questions on each slide. Your answers should be written as complete sentences. Please do not copy straight from the web pages. Put the information in your own words. If you have any questions, please email me from your CPSB email account at sandra.theriot@cpsb.org   

     

    Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their time off. 

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    11/30/21-Students should complete Classkick>Section 8>Slides 2-8. Section 8 and 9 Quiz on Wednesday. This quiz will cover Chapters 17 thru the Epilogue. 

     

     

     

     

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    The Section 3 Quiz will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

    Classkick Section 3-Lesson 6-9-Slides 2,3,4,7,8 are due Tuesday, October 5. 2021. 

     

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    The Section 1 & 2 Quiz will be on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

    Updated**** Section 1-Lesson 3-Slides 2,4 and Section 2-Lesson 4 & 5-Slides 2,3,4,6 and 7 in Classkick are due Monday, September 20, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact me at sandra.theriot@cpsb.org******

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    09/02/2021

    Homework- Students that did not complete the "Express Your Understanding" worksheet should complete it tonight. 

    Express Your Understanding

     

    09/01/2021

    Homework- Students that did not complete the Chapter 1 WAT graphic organizer should complete it for homework. You need to do 3 additional annotations on the organizer in which you identify Brian's words, thoughts, or actions. 

     

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  • It was wonderful meeting all of the new students yesterday. We spent time learning procedures, building relationships, and learning to be an SJ Welsh Colt. 

    The students were given a packet with important information to review. Please look through the information, complete the necessary forms and return them on Monday. 

    It is extremely important the AUP form is signed by you and your student then returned. This form allows the student to use a computer. My class will do most of their work on a computer so the sooner the form is returned, the sooner we can begin using the computers.

    If you have any questions, please email me at sandra.theriot@cpsb.org

     

    Have a wonderful weekend.

     

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  • Mrs. Theriot

     

    Welcome! 

     

    Congratulations on becoming a middle school student!! We are very excited to welcome you to S.J. Welsh Middle School and home of the Colts. I hope you are as excited as I am to start the school year. I am thrilled to be your teacher and am looking forward to having an exciting and productive year. As a middle school student, much will be expected of you and I know you are up to the challenge.

    We will be utilizing the Learnzillion Guidebook curriculum in ELA this year. We will be starting off the year covering the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The unit has already been converted to an online platform for students that may be absent. Each student will be provided with a workbook, a novel, and any other necessary handouts. Students will also be given instructions on how to access Learnzillion from home.

    If you have not bought your school supplies for ELA yet, please don't. I will be giving you a handout in class of what I need you to have. If you have already bought supplies, it's fine. 

    As you know, plans for the upcoming school year are very fluid right now. Please know that I will be giving you the most up-to-date information as it is relayed to me.

    If you have any questions, please email me at sandra.theriot@gmail.com

    I am looking forward to navigating the school year with you!!

    Mrs. Theriot

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