7th Hour: 8th Grade, 3rd Quarter, 2016-2017

**Extra Credit is emailed out each week - take advantage of each of these extra credit opportunities.  Once the opportunity expires, it is too late to get that extra credit.  Extra credit can only help you grade.

**You also have “PLUS POINTS” you could use to boost a score.  You have 2 sets of “PLUS POINTS”, be sure to use them.  Your “PLUS POINTS” expire each quarter - do not let them go to waste.

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WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

January 9

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End of 2nd Quarter

End of 1st Semester

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First day of 3rd Quarter

First day of 2nd Semester

Watch PBIS PSA Episodes of previous class.

January 16

No School, Teacher Inservice

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No School, Ice Storm

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“Race Against the Clock: Fun Facts (45 facts)”

Students type the 45 facts throughout the entire class period.

Students print (done or not done) at the end of the class period.

The number of facts typed is their score.

The facts are less than a full line of type - no facts are more than one line.

First 10-minutes with “keyboard skin” on the keyboard.

Practice your keyboard skills whenever you have a chance - this is a skill you will use for a long time.

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“Race Against the Clock: Fun Facts (45 facts)”

Students type the 45 facts throughout the entire class period.

Students print (done or not done) at the end of the class period.

The number of facts typed is their score.

The facts are less than a full line of type - no facts are more than one line.

First 10-minutes with “keyboard skin” on the keyboard.

Practice your keyboard skills whenever you have a chance - this is a skill you will use for a long time.

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“8 Keyboarding Races:  4 covered and 4 uncovered”

Students have the entire class period to complete a total of 8 Typing Races (from my website).

4 Typing Races must be completed with the keyboarding skin ON.  Students need to ‘snip’ the results of each race and copy-and-paste into WORD.

4 Typing Races will be completed with the keyboarding skin OFF.  Students need to ‘snip’ the results of each race and copy-and-paste into WORD.

Students should then find their average speed and average accuracy with the skin ON.

Students should then find their average speed and average accuracy with the skin OFF.

Print and turn in.

Practice your keyboard skills whenever you have a chance - this is a skill you will use for a long time.

January 23

“8 Keyboarding Races:  4 covered and 4 uncovered”

Students have the entire class period to complete a total of 8 Typing Races (from my website).

4 Typing Races must be completed with the keyboarding skin ON.  Students need to ‘snip’ the results of each race and copy-and-paste into WORD.

4 Typing Races will be completed with the keyboarding skin OFF.  Students need to ‘snip’ the results of each race and copy-and-paste into WORD.

Students should then find their average speed and average accuracy with the skin ON.

Students should then find their average speed and average accuracy with the skin OFF.

Print and turn in.

Practice your keyboard skills whenever you have a chance - this is a skill you will use for a long time.

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Introduce the “Vacation Project”...

Go through the peach packet - notice the examples and how this packet can take you step-by-step through the project…

Take a look at each page of the yellow packet - this is part of what you will be turning in…

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No School, weather

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Introduce the “Vacation Project”...

Go through the peach packet - notice the examples and how this packet can take you step-by-step through the project…

Take a look at each page of the yellow packet - this is part of what you will be turning in…

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Take a look at the “Start Here” part of the peach packet… get started together

Headstart workday...

January 30

Take a look at the “Start Here”... then head to the “Entertainment Collage” portion - start here

Head-start workday

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Vacation project workday

February 1 - noon out

Vacation project workday

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Vacation project workday

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Vacation project workday

February 6

Vacation project workday

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Vacation project workday

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LAST Vacation project workday - due Friday when you walk in the door!!

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LAST Vacation project workday - due Monday when you walk in the door!!

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Correct Vacation Packet - no work time!!  Be ready!!

February 13

Correct Vacation Packet - no work time!!  Be ready!!

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“Race Against the Clock: Valentine Facts (45 facts)”

Students type the 45 facts throughout the entire class period.

Students print (done or not done) at the end of the class period.

The number of facts typed is their score.

First 10-minutes with “keyboard skin” on the keyboard.

Practice your keyboard skills whenever you have a chance - this is a skill you will use for a long time.

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“Race Against the Clock: Valentine Facts (45 facts)”

Students type the 45 facts throughout the entire class period.

Students print (done or not done) at the end of the class period.

The number of facts typed is their score.

First 10-minutes with “keyboard skin” on the keyboard.

Practice your keyboard skills whenever you have a chance - this is a skill you will use for a long time.

16 (midterm)

“Movie Maker Review” assignment

Use the packet and the notes to help you through the assignment

I will email you the “U pic” and “theme song” since it is not wanting to work in the “Computer Class” folder...

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No School - PD

February 20

“Movie Maker Review” assignment

Use the packet and the notes to help you through the assignment

I will email you the “U pic” and “theme song” since it is not wanting to work in the “Computer Class” folder…

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Finish “Movie Maker Review”

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Finish “Movie Maker Review”

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Watch “Austin’s Butterfly”...

Show DRAFT PBIS PSA Episode… what can be made better?

Show FINAL PBIS PSA Episode… what differences were made?

Show “5th Grade Concerns, Fears, Excitements, Questions” - read through lists

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Watch “Austin’s Butterfly”...

Show DRAFT PBIS PSA Episode… what can be made better?

Show FINAL PBIS PSA Episode… what differences were made?

Show “5th Grade Concerns, Fears, Excitements, Questions” - read through lists

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Conversation: What questions do you have about high school?  5th graders have similar questions, fears, and things they are excited for.

We have opportunity to help alleviate those fears and concerns.

Select episode, begin script-writing

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Conversation: What questions do you have about high school?  5th graders have similar questions, fears, and things they are excited for.

We have opportunity to help alleviate those fears and concerns.

Select episode, begin script-writing

March 1 - black day, noon out

WRITE SCRIPT!

Script due on Friday...

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WRITE SCRIPT!

Script is due on Monday...

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Script is due - share with 3 classmates… Proofread script… Make changes, adjustments, improvements to your script and  make it better.

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Script is due - share with 3 classmates… Proofread script… Make changes, adjustments, improvements to your script and  make it better.

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Final draft of script is due - print and turn it in.

Begin filming… be ready to help classmates with filming process.

Do not waste time with filming.  Listen to director and get it done.

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Final draft of script is due - print and turn it in.

Begin filming… be ready to help classmates with filming process.

Do not waste time with filming.  Listen to director and get it done.

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Continue with any filming that needs to be done.

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Continue with any filming that needs to be done.

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Continue with any filming that needs to be done.

Final filming day!

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Continue with any filming that needs to be done.

Final filming day!

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Begin editing process with Movie Maker…

text, still pictures, music and/or sound effects, video and/or voice-over should effectively and creatively make your episode great!!

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Begin editing process with Movie Maker…

text, still pictures, music and/or sound effects, video and/or voice-over should effectively and creatively make your episode great!!

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Final workday - email the this draft episode to Mrs. Driscol …

First drafts will be watched and critiqued on Tuesday

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Final workday - email the this draft episode to Mrs. Driscol …

First drafts will be watched and critiqued on Wednesday

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Watch and Give Feedback - watch and help students to make their DRAFT episode even better!

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Watch and Give Feedback - watch and help students to make their DRAFT episode even better!

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Finish watching and giving feedback - watch and help students to make their episode even better!

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Finish watching and giving feedback - watch and help students to make their episode even better!