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    **STUDENTS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND TEAMS DAILY!**  

      **Email Address :* hbillings@oleanschools.org**
     
    Also available for students via Teams and Instagram @mrs_billings_class
     
    **Regardless of the mode of instruction, students are expected to be engaged in learning and be accessible to teachers and attending required sessions from 8:20-3 pm each day.
    (Even if you don't have class in person, you should log-in at the same time to see if we are streaming live, completing a writing piece, etc. There will be something to work on daily.)
     
    OFFICE HOURS: Available daily Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 3 PM!! (or by appointment)
     
    This means, I will get back to you with questions via Teams or email ASAP. I'm available to help during these times.
    If you send me a message or an email on weekends or late at night, I will get back to you when it is a convenient time for me. Do not expect an immediate response.
    If you are working late on a Saturday night, I may not be able to answer your question until Monday morning.
     
    Please be understanding. You are important to me, but I have family obligations to meet, as well. :)
     
    5/10 - 5/14
    MONDAY/TUESDAY/THURSDAY - TITANIC FAKEBOOK POST PROJECTS
    WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY - LIBRARY 
    5/3 - 5/7
    Vocabulary Quiz -Friday - Study here! https://quizlet.com/_3195fo?x=1jqt&i=hxw9u
     
    MATH STATE TESTING WEEK - TUESDAY & THURSDAY
    TITANIC PASSENGER FAKEBOOK PAGE & STATUS UPDATES
     
    4/26 - 4/30
    READ EXPLORING THE TITANIC (TEAMS NOTEBOOK)
    ASSIGN TITANIC PASSENGERS
    BEGIN BIOGRPAHICLA RESEARCH
    ENCYCLOPEDIA-TITANICA.ORG
     
     
    4/19-4/23 - STATE TESTING WEEK
    PERDIOS 4 MR. BROOKS MEETING TO DISCUSS 4 YEAR PLAN
    FIRDAY - TITANIC SCAVENGER HUNTS ARE DUE!
    4/12-4/16
     
    STATE TESTING PREP
    LATE WORK DUE
    END OF MP 3 - FRIDAY 4/16
     
    3/29 - 3/31
    CHAPTERS 6 & 7 SUMMARIES ARE DUE TO FINISH THE NOVEL!
    HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!
     
    3/22-3/26
    STUDENTS WILL MEET WITH MR. BROOKS ON MONDAY AND FRIDAY TO DISCUSS THEIR FOUR-YEAR PLAN AND CREATE  SCHEDULE FOR GRADE 9.

    WILD - CHAPTER 4 & 5 SUMMARY WILL BOTH BE DUE BY FRIDAY!

     MARCH IS THE 2021 IDITAROD DOG SLED RACE IN ALASKA!
     
    3/15 - 3/19
    MONDAY/TUESDAY (RED) - TRACK MUSHERS, BEGIN NOVEL CHAPTER 1 - Reading Quiz Wednesday
    WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY (GOLD) - BEGIN CHAPTER 2 - Reading Quiz Friday!
    QUIZLET - STUDY WILD VOCABULARY FOR QUIZ!
     
    3/8-3/12
    MONDAY-WEDNESDAY (RED) AND AGAIN THURSDAY/FRIDAY (GOLD)- ASSIGN THE CALL OF THE WILD BOOKS AND BEGIN TRACKING MUSHER THROUGH RACE
    IDITAROD SCAVENGER HUNT - DUE FRIDAY 3/12 BY 3 PM
     
     
     
    3/1-3/5 - ASSIGN MUSHER TEAM, WRITE BIOGRAPHY USING IDITAROD.COM
    WATCH DOCUMENTARY, DALLAS SEAVEY VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE - WHAT IS THE IDITAROD?
    CATCH-UP WORK BEFORE PROGRESS REPORTS!
     
    2/22 - 2/26
    MONDAY/TUESDAY (RED) - "YOUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT" ASSIGNMENT IN TEAMS
    SEND FAMILY NAMES TO MRS. BILLINGS VIA CHAT (DIFFERENT LAST NAMES FOR RESEARCH)
    CREDIBLE SOURCES 
    WEDNESDAY - SLIP OR TRIP? ACTIVITY IN TEAMS (WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED IN THIS PHOTO? VS. WITNESS TESTIMONY)
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY (YELLOW) - CONTINUED DISCUSSION ABOUT RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE, RELIBILITY OF SOURCES
    "THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS"
     
    2/8 - 2/12
     
    MONDAY & TUESDAY (RED) - ROUGH DRAFT DISCUSSION /REVISIONS
    WEDNESDAY (REMOTE LEARNING DAY)
    THURSDAY & FRIDAY (GOLD) - FINAL DRAFT (PROJECT GRADE) DUE TODAY!
     
     2/1-2/5
    MONDAY & TUESDAY (RED) - EXTENDED RESPONSE WRITING IN CLASS NOTEBOOK
    WEDNESDAY -(REMOTE LEARNING DAY)
    THURSDAY & FRIDAY (GOLD) - ROUGH DRAFT OF ESSAY DUE ON FRIDAY
     
     
     
     
    1/25-1/29
    ***ALL LATE WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY THURSDAY FOR CREDIT! END OF MARKING PERIOD THIS WEEK!***
    Monday & Tuesday - Analyzing "The Hill We Climb" by Amanda Gorman (text and link to performance in the homework folder in Class Notebook)
    Looking for rhyme, allusion, alliteration, etc.
    Wednesday - Remote Learning
    Thursday - Writing Piece 
    Friday - Stff Development Day - No classes.
     
     
    1/19 - 1/22
    MONDAY - MLK JR. DAY - NO SCHOOL
    TUESDAY (RED)-FINISH COMMONLIT & SUBMIT; ANNOTATE MLK JR. SPEECH "WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S BLUEPRINT?"
    WEDNESDAY (REMOTE) - POWERPOINT PRESENTATION - MLK JR. & WORKSHEET (FORMS)
    THURSDAY & FRIDAY (GOLD) - DISCUSS WEDNESDAY WORK & DISCUSS SPEECH (MAIN IDEA, ALLUSION, ETC.)
     
    1/11-1/15 - REPHRASE/SUMMARIZE THE POE
    REVIEW LITERARY TERMS (PLOT, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE DEVICES, POETRY ETC.)
    QUIZLET 
    COMMONLIT ASSIGNMENT
     
    1/4 - 1/8 - WRITING WORKSHOP ACTIVITY - 2020 : A YEAR IN MY LIFE TIMELINE (TEMPLATE) DUE 1/6
    NARRATIVE POEM: THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE (CLASS NOTEBOOK & COMMONLIT)
     
     
    11/30-12/22 - Short Stories - Focus : Theme
    "The Greatest Gift" and film "It's a Wonderful Life"
     
    "A Christmas Carol" (told in verse) vs. film version
    Review Fiction Terms & Plot Diagram, especially types of conflict
     
    11/23 - 11/24
    MONDAY & TUESDAY - THE TELL-TALE HEART ASSESSMENT IN COMMONLIT, FOLLOWED BY WORK ON INDEPENDENT WRITING PIECE - A SCARY SHORT STORY
    11/16-11/20
    EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE TELL-TALE HEART
    (CHECK ASSIGNMNETS IN TEAMS)
     
    WEEK OF 11/9 - 11/13
    MONDAY/TUESDAY - REVIEW ON QUIZLET & KAHOOT FOR QUIZ
    MAIN CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR SHORT STORY
    FINISH & SUBMIT COMMONLIT ASSIGNMENT
    WEDNESDAY - VETERAN'S DAY 
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY - REVIEW & QUIZ
    WORK ON WRITING PIECE (CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT)
     
    11/2 - 11/6
    New Unit - Short Stories
    MONDAY/TUESDAY - FINISH TESTS; CATCH UP ON BACK WORK FOR MP 1
    WEDNESDAY - CATCH-UP DAY - MAKE DAY FOR REMOTE STUDENTS 
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY - REVIEW LITERARY TERMS (QUIZLET & KAHOOT) 
    QUIZ NEXT WEEK!
    COMMON LIT ASSIGNMENT IN WWW.COMMONLIT.ORG OR IN CLASS NOTEBOOK "HANDOUTS"
     
    WEEK OF 10/26-10/30
    MONDAY/TUESDAY (RED) - FINISH PART 5 OF BGD; REVIEW LITERARY TERMS
    WEDNESDAY- UNIT TEST -EXTENDED RESPONSE WRITING
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY- UNIT TEST - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 
     
     
     
    WEEK OF 10/19 - 10/23
    MONDAY/TUESDAY (RED)- CREATE ACCOUNTS ON COMMONLIT.COM VIA CLASSLINK
    COMPLETE "DREAMS"ASSIGNMENT
    BEGIN THEME 1 FOR BGD PART 4 ASSIGNMENT (DUE FRIDAY)
    WEDNESDAY- REMOTE INSTRUCTION DAY- LITERARY TERMS IN CLASS NOTEBOOK
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY (GOLD)-PLAY KAHOOT/QUIZLET FOR ALL LITERARY TERMS TO REVIEW
    COMPLETE PART 4 THEMES 2 & 3 - DUE BY MIDNIGHT.
     
     
    WEEK OF 10/12 - 10/16
    MONDAY - NO SCHOOL; COLUMBUS DAY
    TUESDAY - RED - LITERARY MIXED TERMS QUIZ; READ PART 3
    WEDNESDAY - REMOTE DAY; PART 3 ACTIVITY - PowerPoint & study guide
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY - GOLD - LITERARY MIXED TERMS QUIZ; READ PART 3
     
     
    WEEK OF 10/5 - 10/9
    MONDAY/THURSDAY - REVIEW PART 1; ASSIGN READING FOR PART 2, LITERARY TERMS ON COLLABORATION PAGE
    TUESDAY/FRIDAY  - REVIEW LITERARY TERMS ON COLLABORATION PAGE, ASSIGN BGD STUDY GUIDE PART 2
    WEDNESDAY - POWERPOINT PRESENTATION & JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 
     
     
    WEEK OF 9/28 - 10/2
    MONDAY - REVIEW & REREAD SOME OF THE POEMS IN PART 1 OF BROWN GIRL DREAMING; WORK ON JOURNAL ENTRY #1 ("IT'LL BE SCARY SOMETIMES") WRITE ABOUT A TIME WHEN YOU WALKED INTO A ROOM OR SITUATION AND NO ONE THERE WAS LIKE YOU.
    TUESDAY - REVIEW FOR POETRY QUIZ; CONTINUE PART 1 REVIEW AND WRITING
    WEDNESDAY - REMOTE- POETRY TERMS QUIZ
    THURSDAY - REVIEW PART 1 AND FINISH WRITING
    FRIDAY - PART 1 STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS
     
     
     
    WEEK OF  9/21 - 9/25
    MONDAY - REVIEW ALL TECHNOLOGY & PROGRAMS; POETRY TERMS REVIEW. Practice opening an email attachment.
    TUESDAY - REVIEW; READ WORKS ACTIVITY, Practice & review sending an email attachmentwith a formal email to a teacher! Begin reading Part 1 of BGD (Pages 1-41)
    WEDNESDAY - REMOTE LEARNING DAY -INDEPENDENT LEARNING -Research topics 
    Your name (first, middle, last) 
    Your birthday 
    THURSDAY - BROWN GIRL DREAMING - 
    FRIDAY - BROWN GIRL DREAMING - Part 1 should be complete!
     
    WEEK OF 9/14 - 9/18
    MONDAY -  Assigning seats, logging into to all necessary websites and programs in 365, classroom rules, etc. ("housekeeping")
    TUESDAY - More technology housekeeping and organization information; 
            "HOW TO EMAIL A TEACHER" POWERPOINT & ACTIVITY (Due: Wednesday!)
     
    WEDNESDAY - Email assignment is due today! 
     
    THURSDAY - Working in Teams - looking at files & creating folders
    FRIDAY - Editing an Email Assignment (practice modifying an assignmnet and submitting in Teams)
     
     
    WEEK OF 9/7-9/11 -Week 1
     
    MONDAY - LABOR DAY! 
    TUESDAY - STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
     
    WEDNESDAY - FIRST DAY OF CLASSES (REMOTELY) USING TEAMS;  LOG-IN FOR A CLASS MEETING AND SUBMIT 3-QUESTION ASSIGNMENT
     
    THURSDAY - GOLD COHORT - Assigning seats, logging into to all necessary websites and programs in 365, classroom rules, etc. ("housekeeping")
    FRIDAY - GOLD COHORT - More technology housekeeping and organization information; Resumbission of 3-questions Assignment #1 (revisions)
     
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