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Wed Jun 6

6 June 2012

Tomorrow, we will be having our last classes of the year. If you would like to share your PLP with the class, we will do so tomorrow morning during usual math/science time. 

Lunch will be provided, as well as an afternoon treat. All you need to bring along with you tomorrow are items for the beach walk: comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, water, swimsuit (optional), towel (even to sit on if you don’t plan on swimming)…

Tomorrow evening is the 8th grade graduation ceremony which will take place in the NMY Courtyard starting at 5PM. We hope to see you there!

Mon Jun 4

4 June 2012 

Miles to Go Drug Discussion: Share with your parents what you were up to this morning with Kelly, maps, and the history of drugs all over the world. 

Spanish: Escribe un reflexión sobre tu proyecto.

Humanities: (Same as Friday) Write a short (paragraph-length) personal reflection on your final mini project and presentation. These will be due (digitally or in written form) on Tuesday.

POLs: Tomorrow is the big day! What do you need to do tonight to feel best prepared for tomorrow’s rehearsal and actual event? We are looking forward to hearing your presentations and what kinds of learning you have been up to! 

PLPs: What are you presenting and preparing for tomorrow’s evening? Have you filled in the Google Form about what room you will be setting up in? Do so as soon as possible :) 

Presentations of Learning will take place starting at 6:30PM in the NMY Common Room. Plan on arriving as early at 6PM. 

Fri Jun 1

1 June 2012 

Humanities: Write a short (paragraph-length) personal reflection on your final mini project and presentation. These will be due (digitally or in written form) on Tuesday. 


Math/Science: There will be one last quiz next week wrapping up our math concepts. 

Spanish: La fecha de entrega de su proyecto del fin del año es lunes el 4 de junio.


POLs: What do you need to prepare for our next practice tomorrow?  Presentations of Learning will be next Tuesday  6/5/12 from 6:30-8PM.We will continue our preparations on Monday— please practice and edit your speeches until then. 

Here’s an online stopwatch if you need one to stick within the 30 second window. 

Yearbook Forms: Please return the green yearbook forms with money attached as soon as possible! Gracias!

Thu May 31

31 May 2012

Humanities: Complete final draft of your essay by the end of school tomorrow. Also, make sure to share your edited journal with me by tomorrow morning!

Math/Science: Brainteaser due tomorrow!

Spanish: La fecha de entrega de su proyecto del fin del año es lunes el 4 de junio.

POLs: What do you need to prepare for our next practice tomorrow?  Presentations of Learning will be next Tuesday  6/5/12 from 6:30-8PM. We will continue our preparations tomorrow. 

Here’s an online stopwatch if you need one! 

Yearbook Forms: Please return the green yearbook forms with money attached as soon as possible! Gracias!

P.S. 8th Graders are presenting their Capstone Presentations TONIGHT, Thursday night from 6:30-8PM in the NMY Common Room. Hope you and your families can make it! 

Wed May 30

30 May 2012 

Humanities: We will continue to share our presentations tomorrow. 

Math/Science: Brainteaser! This is due Friday.

Spanish: La fecha de entrega de su proyecto del fin del año es lunes el 4 de junio.

POLs: What do you need to prepare for our next practice tomorrow? Today, you spent some time preparing and editing a written speech that you will share at Presentations of Learning next Tuesday from 6:30-8PM. Focus your speeches on the why and the purpose behind these topics. Some of you  started timing yourself by reading your script aloud and seeing where you stand with 30 seconds. Did you beat the timer? Did the timer beat you? If so, what does that mean from a presentation standpoint? We will continue our preparations tomorrow. 

Here’s an online stopwatch if you need one! 

Yearbook Forms: Please return the green yearbook forms with money attached as soon as possible! Gracias!

P.S. 8th Graders are presenting their Capstone Presentations tomorrow Thursday night from 6:30-8PM in the NMY Common Room. Hope you and your families can make it! 

Tue May 29

29 May 2012

Humanities: Finish chapter five and read chapter six of Bridge to Terabithia. Write a short 3-5 sentence response (opinion, connection, etc.) or summary of your reading. We will share our responses tomorrow when we reading chapter seven as a group! Additionally, presentations for your final mini projects on  Early and Ancient Civilizations begin tomorrow. Remember that your presentations need to answer your group’s three inquiry-based questions. 

Math/Science: Brainteaser is due Friday. From 11-1 and 11-2, select the luckiest seven problems and see how you do with perimeter and area. Please also complete the Alternative Energies form for another simulation possibility. 

Spanish: Elige un tema para su proyecto del fin del año. La fecha de entrega es lunes el 4 de junio.

POLs: What do you need to prepare for morning meeting tomorrow? Today, you spent some time preparing a written speech about each topic that you will share at Presentations of Learning next Tuesday from 6:30-8PM. Some of you even finished that step and have started timing yourself by reading your script aloud and seeing where you stand with 30 seconds. Did you beat the timer? Did the timer beat you? If so, what does that mean from a presentation standpoint? We will continue our preparations tomorrow. 

Here’s an online stopwatch if you need one! 

Yearbook Forms: Please return the green yearbook forms with money attached as soon as possible! Gracias!

P.S. 8th Graders are presenting their Capstone Presentations Thursday night from 6:30-8PM in the NMY Common Room. Hope you and your families can make it! 

Fri May 25

25 May 2012

Humanities: If you need extra time to work on your essay or your project piece, please spend some time this weekend. You will, however, have some time (20-30 minutes) in class on Tuesday to finalize your projects and presentations. Presentations will begin on Wednesday.

Math/Science: None! 

Spanish: No hay tarea.

POLs: Today we divided up topics and e-mailed out the list. Over the next few days and into next week, please prepare a 30 second speech describing the basics (and details if you can fit those in!) of your particular topic. Looking forward to our next steps in the POL process!

Yearbook sheets: Please sign and return these lime green forms as soon as possible! 

Thu May 24

24 May 2012

Humanities: Prepare for your Spelling and Vocabulary Check! If you need extra time, you may continue working on your five-paragraph essays and Early Civilization mini projects. We will have project time in class tomorrow and perhaps some time Tuesday. Presentations will begin next week.

Math/Science: Tonight, practice drawing 3D figures with isometric paper! Select 8 from 10-8 as well. Hope you enjoyed our finished product with the solar ovens today as well. 

Spanish: Escribe una frase para usar en clase mañana. 

POL: Can you think of anything to add to the google doc? Please check it out whenever you have a chance- your input is greatly appreciated and needed! 

Wed May 23
An Art Contest from MCASD/LJ about your most greedy organ! Read on for more details! 

An Art Contest from MCASD/LJ about your most greedy organ! Read on for more details! 

23 May 2012

Humanities: Please complete the green sheet activities.

Math/Science: (10-7) evens or odds on either side of the paper. We will continue on with our solar ovens tomorrow! 

Spanish: Escribe dos oraciones usando las palabras conectoras. 

Tue May 22

22 May 2012

Humanities: Please complete your essay rough drafts and share them with me by the end of the day. I will review those documents this evening and return them to you tomorrow!


Math/Science: (10-6) select seven problems to answer about triangles and their two kinds of classification (angles and sides). We will continue on with our conversation about alternative energies tomorrow, and hopefully create something to test out solar power!

Spanish: Repasa las palabras interrogativas.

Mon May 21

Presentation of Learning: Presentation Style Brainstorm! 

If you think of any other ideas to add to the brainstorm, feel free to bring them in tomorrow morning for our continued discussion.

21 May 2012

Humanities: Continue to work on your Early Civilizations rough drafts. They will be due for review tomorrow during class.  You are also responsible for your Weekly Word Study sheets and your vocabulary chart (there, they’re and their)

Math/Science: (10-4) select the lucky amount of seven problems to complete for homework tonight! Tomorrow we will distribute reboots and Mini-May science project feedback pieces. 

Spanish: Repasa los usos de las palabras interrogativas.

Presentations of Learning: We will make some final decisions tomorrow on our presentation styles. See the attached pictures for our idea generation, and if you should come up with new ideas between now and tomorrow morning, feel free to write them down or e-mail your ideas to Sarah and Elizabeth. 

Fri May 18

18 May 2012

Humanities: No homework.

Math/Science: No homework.

Spanish: No hay tarea. 

Thu May 17

17 May 2012

Humanities: Complete your Early Civilizations outline. Your LC portfolios and project pieces should be completed by the end of the school day on Friday. 


Math/Science: We will have a quiz tomorrow on concepts 9-3, 9-6, 9-8, and 10-1. Utilize your notes and the handout from today to prepare yourself. There is no minimum number of problems required for homework, however, do ask yourself what you want to do to feel best prepared for the quiz. Brainteaser is due tomorrow as well!

Spanish: Repasa los usos de las palabras interrogativas.