Mrs. Giles


Week of May 20

posted May 20, 2019, 12:31 PM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday: 
Journal #6 due Friday   
Finish Ode To.. Poem due Tues.
Social Issues book reading and work
Tuesday:  
Type Ode To poem
Social Issues book reading and work
Wednesday: 
Poetry:
Social Issues book reading and work
Thursday:  
Journal #6 due Friday
Poetry:
Social Issues book reading and work
Friday: 
Medieval Day- no class  

Social Studies:  
Monday: 
Finish Castle video
Explain project and choose topics
Tuesday: 
Work on Part 1 of project
due Tuesday beginning of class
Wednesday:  
Work on Part 1 of project
due Tuesday beginning of class
Thursday:
Work on Part 1 of project
due Tuesday beginning of class
Friday:  
Medieval Day- no class

Week of May 13

posted May 13, 2019, 7:36 AM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday: 
Journal #5 due Friday   
Brainstorm for "If I Were in Charge
of the World" poem
Social Issues book reading and work
Tuesday:  
Write poem/start typing
Social Issues long write
Wednesday: 
Type poetry/edit
Social Issues book reading and work
Thursday:  
"Ode To" poetry due Monday
Social Issues book reading and work
Friday:   
8th grade musical "James and the 
Giant Peach" 1-2nd hours
Social Studies:  
Monday: 
Start building knowledge 6.2 notes
Tuesday: 
Finish building knowledge 6.2 notes
Wednesday:  
Start building knowledge 6.3 notes
Thursday:
Finish building knowledge 6.3 notes
Friday:  
"Castle" video

Week of May 6

posted May 6, 2019, 9:36 AM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   
Finish Persuasive Piece and edit
Reading for Social Issues book group
Tuesday:  
 Persuasive Piece: edit and print
Reading for Social Issues book group
Wednesday: 
Start Poetry Writing unit
Reading for social issued book group
Thursday:  
Work on poetry
STAR testing for Reading
Friday:   
Work on poetry
Social Issues Long Write
Social Studies:  
Monday: 
Research for Aztec notes
Tuesday: 
Finish Aztec notes
Chinampas activity
Wednesday:  
Inca video
Inca notes
Thursday:
Finish Inca notes
Friday:  
Start Middle Ages: Intro video

Week of April 29

posted Apr 29, 2019, 12:18 PM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   
Work time for Fantasy/Sci Fi book and reading
work due Wednesday
Check introductions with Mrs. G
Tuesday:  
Begin writing body paragraphs for 
persuasive piece 
Fantasy/SciFi books reading work due
Wednesday
Wednesday: 
continue body paragraphs
Start Social Issues book unit
Thursday:  
finish body paragraphs
continue lesson 1 Social Issue
Friday:   
write conclusions
lesson 2 Social Issues
Social Studies:  
Monday: 
Start Am. Civ. unit
Read about geography/climate
Tuesday: 
Am. Civ map work
Wednesday:  
Read about the Olmec
Notetaking
Thursday:
Read about the Maya
notetaking
Friday:  
Maya video

Week of April 22

posted Apr 22, 2019, 12:05 PM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   
NO SCHOOOL
Tuesday:  
Persuasive writing: support for reasons
Fantasy/SciFi books reading work
Wednesday: 
support for reasons continued
F/SF reading work
Thursday:  
finish support for reasons
F/SF reading work
Friday:   
start introduction
Social Studies:  
Monday: 
No SCHOOL
Tuesday: 
Legacy of Ancient China IRG
Wednesday:  
Legacy of Ancient China IRG
due at end of class
Thursday:
Impact of the Silk Roads
on Chinese culture
Friday:  
Great Wall activity due Monday

Week of April 15

posted Apr 15, 2019, 11:12 AM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   
Persuasive writing: brainstorming ideas
Choose Fantasy/SciFi books
Tuesday:  
Choosing topics from SIRS website
Start F/SF reading work
Wednesday: 
Creating arguments for support
F/SF reading work
Thursday:  
Powerful statistics practice lesson
F/SF reading work
Friday:   
NO SCHOOL
Social Studies:  
Monday: 
Start Dynasty project due Thurs.
research 10 facts
Tuesday: 
finish researching facts
Wednesday:  
create slide for slideshow
practice presentation
Thursday:
Dynasty presentations
Friday:  
NO SCHOOL

Week of April 8

posted Apr 8, 2019, 10:33 AM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   
No Literacy- Forward testing   
Tuesday:  
No Literacy- Forward testing     
Wednesday: 
No Literacy- Forward testing
Thursday:  
Persuasive Writing lesson/
independent Reading
Friday:   
Persuasive Writing lesson/
independent Reading
Social Studies:  
Monday: Ancient Chinese Philosophies
video and notes
Tuesday: Philosophies activity
Analysis paragraph due Wednesday
Wednesday:  Buddhism &
Confucianism reading and Venn Diagram
Thursday: Building an Empire video
Friday:  NEWSELA article and questions 
due Monday

Week of April 1

posted Apr 1, 2019, 12:41 PM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   
Section 4 reading and
 tracking work due Wed.     
Tuesday:  
Section 4 reading and 
tracking work due Wed.       
Wednesday: 
Book Club #4
Long Write #4    
3rd quarter book logs due Thursday
Thursday:  
Start Persuasive Writing Unit
Friday:   
Persuasive Writing: weighing pros and cons
of an issue
Social Studies:  
Monday: Finish editing newscasts with news team
Tuesday: Watch newscasts
Wednesday:   Start Ancient China unit:
Intro. video
Thursday: China map and questions 
due Friday
Friday:  Geography podcast and notes sheet
due Monday

Week of March 18

posted Mar 18, 2019, 9:53 AM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   Journal #8 due Friday
Section 3 reading and
 tracking work due Wed.
"Details Matter" mini lesson and workshop         
Tuesday:  Journal #8 due Friday
Section 3 reading and 
tracking work due Wed.
Types of Conflict mini lesson and workshop        
Wednesday: Journal #8 due Friday
Book Club #3
Long Write #3    
Thursday:  Journal #8 due Friday
Remember the Titans
Section 4 reading and tracking work
Friday:   
Remember the Titans
Section 4 reading and tracking work 

Social Studies:  
Monday: Practice newscasts with news team
Tuesday: Film newscasts
Wednesday:   Film/Edit newscasts
Thursday: Film/Edit newscasts
Friday:  Edit newscasts

Week of March 11

posted Mar 11, 2019, 9:56 AM by Sue Giles

Please READ at home every night!! 
 30 minutes is the goal***Reminder:   
The goal for students is to read at
least 5 books from at least 3 different 
genres per quarter. 
Monday:   Journal #7 due Friday
Book Group discussion #1
Long Write due Tues/Start Sec 2
           
Tuesday:  Journal #7 due Friday
Continue working on Sec 2
reading and tracking page due Fri.
Wednesday: Journal #7 due Friday
Continue working on Sec 2
reading and tracking page due Fri.
Thursday:  Journal #7 due Friday
Continue working on Sec 2
reading and tracking page due Fri.
Friday:   
Book Group discussion #2
Long Write due Mon/Start Sec 3

Social Studies:  
Monday: read and notes on The Legacy
of Rome due Tues. 
Tuesday: Roman Chariot Race game
Wednesday:   
Rome Unit Quiz
Thursday: Start Newscast Project
scripts due Monday
Friday:  Finish scripts due Mon.

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