Week of May 23-27

Language Arts: This week we are reading Chapters 3-8 in The Outsiders. These chapter questions will be due on Canvas on Friday, May 27.

Social Studies: Students will learn about the origins and beliefs of Christianity. Both of these assignments will be due on Canvas on Friday, May 27.

Week of May 16-20

Stolen Artwork Article Link: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/articles/13-stunning-artworks-stolen-by-the-nazis/

Reclaiming Nazi-stolen art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sV63ujPUUg

Language Arts: This week we are finishing are Odes to a part of the English language, and Ode Final Drafts are due Wednesday, May 18. We will then start reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Chapters 1 and 2 due Friday, May 20.

Social Studies: We are studying the origins and beliefs of Judaism, and students will turn in their assignment on Friday, May 20.

Week of May 9-13

Middle School Books about the Holocaust: https://www.slj.com/story/Commemorate-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day-with-this-Booklist-libraries-students https://www.thecuriousreader.in/bookrack/holocaust-books/

Lily Ebert’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A3vYk7tWvE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Ebert

Language Arts: As we continue to discuss the English Language as a system, we have been learning Figurative Language, and the students have Figurative Language Slides due on Monday, May 9 on Canvas. Next, we are writing Odes to different aspects of the English language, which is due Wednesday, May 18.

Social Studies: We are finishing up with the Han Dynasty, then starting a unit on Japan.

Week of May 2-6

Terracotta Army Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c_ADqshdSA&t=4s


Language Arts: We will continue to focus on the parts of speech and how they work together as a smaller system within the whole system of the English language. Parts of Speech Booklet DUE WEDNESDAY. We will then study the smaller system of figurative language.

Social Studies: We will finish looking at the Qin Dynasty in China, with First Emperor of China packets DUE TUESDAY. Then we will study the Han Dynasty in stations, with the Han Dynasty packet DUE FRIDAY.

Week of April 25-29

Stephen Wiltshire Artwork: https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/stephen-wiltshire-city-panorama-drawings

Wiltshire Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2EpmFzG2AM

Language Arts: This week students will learn the Parts of Speech and create a booklet demonstrating their knowledge and application of 8 parts of speech (Booklet Due Friday, April 29th).

Social Studies: We will continue our China unit by studying the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, of the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BCE).

Week of April 18-22

Language Arts: Students will be taking the OSAS all week for Reading and Writing. This includes multiple choice for reading comprehension and an essay portion for writing.

Social Studies: We will focus on our Bernstein unit by working on our art pieces inspired by The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. Students will work on patterns that work together to show their personality, interests, and overall mood of their artwork.

Week of April 11-15

Artful Learning link: https://www.leonardbernstein.com/artful-learning

Leonard Bernstein Young People’s Concerts: https://youtu.be/_2OisC_XfF4

Jackson Artful Learning video: https://youtu.be/yer34h4d8uc

Language Arts: This week we will start our Bernstein unit on Systems, including learning important parts of the English language, starting with commas! The Comma Practice Packet will be due Friday, April 15th.

Social Studies: Students will work on the three main Chinese philosophies, which are Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism. The Spiral Notes and Chinese Philsophies Packet are due Friday, April 15th.

Week of April 4-8

Appreciation Padlet for Ms. Nelson and Ms.Brown! https://padlet.com/mventura32/1eiybpubddgyb6h1

What is Art? Video: https://youtu.be/QZQyV9BB50E


Language Arts: This week students will be finishing their Ticket to India Flipbooks, which are due Wednesday, April 6.

Social Studies: Students will begin to learn about the Shang Dynasty though photos of different artifacts. They will keep an Artifact Log of their findings, which is due Wednesday, April 6.

March 28-April 1

Famous Artwork Link: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/most-famous-paintings/index.html

Banksy Auction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkC80in5heU

Why Modern Art is So Expensive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YooFwA7xj18

Language Arts: This week students are working on their Summative Project Flipbooks, which show their understanding of the book Ticket to India. The Flipbook must include each literary element. This is constructed in class, but can also be work on at home. The Flipbook is due Friday, April 1st.

Social Studies: Students will start a new unit on Imperial China, by first examining its geography and how it affects settlement. Students will work in groups of 3 and 4 to construct a poster that demonstrates their knowledge of China’s physical features, vegetation, and climate. China Geography group posters and packets are due Friday, April 1st. All work will be graded individually, not as a group.