I trust everyone had an exciting and reflective Black Death Day.
Have a wonderful break everyone. When we return we’ll be continuing our study of the Middle Ages, and delving deeper into poetry. You should work on, and develop, your slam poem over the holiday. Find some inspiration and make sure it comes from the heart, or something you are passionate about. The 7th grade Poetry Slam will be on April 25th.
Enjoy the time off,
Here are the two documents you need to finish your “Lifestyle Changes” journal questions. Have these done by Monday.
T2 Academic Behaviors Master List
T2 Theme Connections Journal
For the homework due Thursday, you’ll need to do five things…
#1 Write your own definition
#2 Write one synonym
#3 Write one antonym
#4 Write a sentence using the word
#5 Write a journal entry using all ten words
Use the template below to do your vocab. homework
CCB Vocab Template
Creatively add details to your gingerbread man. This should be a reflection of you, a 7th grader.
Top of head – things we dream about
Eyes – things we like to see
Mouth – cool expressions we use
Left ear – music we like to listen to
Right ear – things we like to hear our teachers say
Left hand – games (video, board games) we like to play
Right hand – our heros
Left foot – sports we like to play
Right foot – favorite movies
Left leg – places we have travelled
Right leg – who we want to be when we grow up
Torso – things we think about
Heart – people who are close to us
Here are the SLC signup confirmations. As of today, all students are signed up. Everyone got their first or second choice, but if you’d like to make a change and to another time slot, simply email me. Maximum 3 SLCs per time slot.
Thursday, November 3
12:30 – Claudia, Max, Brennan – FULL
1:30 – Jaxson, Alisa, Evelyn – FULL
2:30 – Minjae
3:30 – Lachlan
Friday, November 4
12:30 – May, Zo, Cassie – FULL
1:30 – Simon
2:30 – Michael
I sincerely look forward to speaking with you on Thursday or Friday!
SLCs are coming. Here is a checklist to help you get prepared.
During your SLC conference you will need to:
- Dress formally (BOYS – button down shirt and tie – no jeans) (GIRLS -dress nicely – no jeans)
- Welcome your parents
- Go to your Homebase page on your iWeb portfolio. Lead your parents through your Student as a Learner Profile. Explain to them why you have rated yourself in each area as you did. Please be sure to emphasize the areas that you have chosen to link to your SMART goal.
- Discuss your SMART goal and your strategies for success. How can your parents help to support you in achieving your goal?
- Discuss with your parents the three learning styles: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Share with your parents your learning style prediction.
- Together visit the on-line learning styles survey. Complete the survey together and discuss what the suggestions mean for you as a learner.
- Present the information you have prepared for each of your classes.
- Thank your parents for coming and make a plan for visiting with your core and specialist teachers.
From Oct. 19th:
In homebase today you’ll be talking about and developing your own SMART goals.
- Students should reflect and rank themselves on the rubric for each sub-category on the SLP sheet
- Students will change the color of the appropriate cell to white to indicate their category standing (select cell, fill color, white)
- Students will need to save their SLP reflection for later use on their iWeb Homebase page
- Review SMART Goals (see attached)
- Each student will create one SMART goal based on their SLP reflection
- Each student will Conference with the teacher
- Store SMART goal for future transfer to iWeb Homebase page
Click HERE for the SLP rubric
Click HERE for the S M A R T Goals sheet
Welcome to Mr. Cole’s 7th grade humanities class. I’m excited for the new school year. Take a look around the blog and get familiar with Ol’ King Cole’s Castle.
Here’s a highlight of returning to China after the summer. Doing a panda research internship in Chengdu where we got to work with pandas for a day. What was a highlight for you?
Pompeii Day is behind us, and I’m happy to report the survival of all participants. What a fun day filled with togas, multiple takes and out-takes, scripting, acting, filming, and laughing. Well done to all.
When we return on January 10th, we will wrap up our study of Rome by looking at the fall of Rome. How could the mighty Roman Empire ever collapse? You will be working on your Pompeii Day iMovie. Think of it as digital storytelling. Use all the video footage and the tools on your laptop to re-create a believable and entertaining story of that fateful day in 79A.D. We’ll also get back into our Vocabulary routine, and some journaling. Coming up soon after the fall of Rome will be our in-depth study of the Middle Ages in Europe. The Dark Ages loom.
Happy Holidays to you all. Safe travels and come back to school refreshed and inspired.
King Cole signing off.
We still have one Giving Tree bag to fill by Wednesday for our homebase. This bag will be one of over 600 filled by SAS families and donated to the PuGuang Migrant School. We need families in our homebase to volunteer to donate one of the items below. All gifts should be NEW.
Bag #PDD0445 – Name: Ding Yong Chao
Male, age 12, Height 140cm, Weight 38kg, shoes size 36
- Coat –
- Hat –
- Mittens –
- Toy –
- School Supplies –
- Other –
Parents – here are the confirmations for SLC times. Almost all families got their first choice. If you have a problem with your time slot, please let me know ASAP. Students are working hard in putting together a meaningful SLC to share with you.