Thursday, May 21st, 2020 – 7th grade work

Good morning 7th graders,

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday – a day to spread those random acts of kindness! To kick it off, we have a video made by Lylah and Sophia, helping us understand the value of giving for Unbound. I know the care and kindness you are capable of on a regular day, so I can’t wait to see all of the thoughtful things you will do on this spirited Thursday!

In all seriousness, I didn’t know if I could be any more proud of you as a grade, but seeing the different elements of your service projects (food drive and Unbound) over the past weeks did it. Thank you for being yourselves and sharing your joy and love with the world! Also, thank you, parents and guardians, for raising such awesome human beings!

Okay, enough gushing (for now) – on to your work! You have four items for your Literature / LA To Do list:

  • Chapter 5 questions for The Outsiders (12 minutes)
  • Daily Reading (20 – 35 minutes)
  • Daily Journal (5 – 15 minutes)
  • Sunglasses Check-in (2 minutes)

Here we go!

  1. Chapter 5 questions for The Outsiders (12 minutes)
    • Complete the assignment “Chapter 5 Questions for The Outsiders” on Teams
      • Choose THREE of the nine questions (this is one more question than yesterday, but six less than doing all of them – so, still a pretty good deal 😁)
      • Answer them thoughtfully using complete sentences and text evidence (quotes).
      • Include the original question in your response
    • Make sure to attach your work before hitting the submit button on Teams
    • Remember to hit the submit button!
    • Contact me if you have any questions!
  2. Daily Reading (20 – 35 minutes)
    • Read for 10,000 hours and then stand on your head while composing a song about what you read
    • If you just read that, send me an email answering the questions below and you can earn your reading log entry for the day
      • How long should I read today? What should I do after I read?
  3. Daily Journal (5 – 15 minutes)
    • Write on your own prompt or use the one below:
    • Prompt: As we begin to wrap up this school year, we naturally look forward to the next. What are some of your goals for your time in 8th grade? What do you hope to achieve (academically, mentally, emotionally, socially) by the time you leave St. John School?
  4. Sunglasses Check-in (2 minutes)
    • For those of you who checked in yesterday – thank you! You have earned your point in PowerSchool.
    • For those of you who have not checked in – you can still earn your point today!
    • Your glasses need to be finished by next week
      • We will have a sunglasses drop off on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

That’s all your work for today! Have fun and reach out if you need help.

As you know, Mr. Tice’s father passed away. Please keep Mr. Tice, his father, and his family in your prayers. If you would like to share an additional message of support, we have two options open right now:

  • email me your message and I will print it out as part of a giant card/supportive collage
  • record a short video of yourself and send it to me so we can create a short video to let Mr. Tice know we are thinking of him and his family

Let me know if you have any questions!