Monday, September 18, 2017

How to Make a Good Comment

6th Grade GOAL Survey

Students, please take the survey at this link.  Make sure you are logged out of Google when you're finished. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Deep Thinking Friday 9/15/17

Grab some headphones and watch the following video.
Get ready for some great discussion after.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Deep Thinking Friday

For your first DTF, grab a pair of headphones, and watch this video.  We'll discuss after.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Images of Greatness... THE BIG REFLECTION!

This quarter has been all about Images of Greatness.  Using elaborated communication, reflect and respond on a new blog post to the following:

  1. Upload an image of you with your display board.  Mrs. Edlin will send it to you through e-mail.
  2. Who was your Image of Greatness?  Why are they great, and what about them do you admire?
  3. What part of the unit makes you most proud?
  4. What part of the unit was the most challenging?
  5. How did you grow as a student/learner/person because of this unit?
  6. How could you improve your work on this unit?  What would you do differently?
  7. What was the best part of the actual Images of Greatness Celebration?
Now, think of our Images of Greatness field trip.  Upload a picture or two... ask for Mrs. Edlin or a friend to send you some if you don't have any of your own.
  1. What was your favorite educational part the field trip?  Explain.
  2. In which part of the field trip did you learn the most?  Explain.
  3. What about the trip surprised you?  Explain.
  4. Discuss one of the categories you listed on your paper from the art museum.
  5. Did you break out of your Escape Chamber?  Why or why not?
  6. What part of the trip was the most fun?  Explain.
Now, think of your four years (or less) in GOAL.  
  1. What's the best part of GOAL?
  2. What advice would you give students for how to succeed in GOAL?
  3. What would you warn them about?
  4. What should they be excited about?
  5. What will you miss?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

7th Grade: Mark Twain Webquest

You will find the Mark Twain Webquest here:

Your groups are made up of people from your GOAL class.  You will find your groups in the Google Doc shared with you through your e-mail.  You will be combining your answers together to make a Google Presentation.  Start at the "Welcome" tab, and then continue down the line with the following tabs.  They explain how to complete the project.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo Field Trip Reflection

Reflect on your field trip to Nauvoo this week.  Write a new blog post, and answer the following:

  1. What was your favorite part of the trip, and why?
  2. What is something new that you learned about how pioneers lived in the 1840's?  Explain.
  3. What is something you learned about why the Mormons moved west in the 1840's?  Explain.
  4. If you had to choose one thing you saw or heard in Nauvoo to research and learn more about, what would you choose?  Why?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

History Day Reflection

Review the judges' form about your project for National History Day.  
On your blogs, complete the following reflection in paragraph form.  

1.  Briefly describe your project, both your topic and the category.   

2.  Do you agree with what the judges said about your project?  Why or why not?

3.  What is the most interesting thing you learned about your topic during your research?  Describe.

4.  What was the hardest part of this project, and why?

5.  How did you improve as a learner or as a student during the process of this project?  Explain.

6.  How could you improve your project?  Explain.

7.  What are you most proud of when it comes to the whole experience of this project?  Explain.

8.  If you have any genuine suggestions about how to improve this project or how to make this project more meaningful to future students, please include them at the end.

When you finish your blog posts, you may continue your research for your next project.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Deep Thinking Friday 4/7/17

For today's Deep Thinking Friday, go to the following link: 182 Questions to Write or Talk About.

Look over the list and pick out 3 questions you'd like to discuss with your class (a first choice and two backups if your first choice gets taken).  Some of these questions are from previous years, so adjust dates as necessary.

Whoever has the closest birthday to today gets to first.  Ask your question to the class.  Everyone should participate in the discussion... after all, that's what Deep Thinking Friday is all about!  Feel free to get a computer from the cart to look up any needed facts to back up your opinions.  When the discussion reaches a natural stopping point, the asker can choose the next person to go.