Friday, June 1, 2018

The Ultimate Vacation

6th grade GOAL students:

Now that your Ultimate Vacation planning is done, write a new blog post.

Embed your YouTube video in the post, and answer the following questions:

1.  Which locations did you choose, and why did you choose them?

2.  What are a couple of interesting facts about the locations you chose?

3.  What challenges did you encounter during this project, and how did you overcome them?

4.  By doing this assignment, what did you learn about planning a trip?

5.  What part of your assignment makes you the most proud, and why?

6.  If you could improve your final product, how would you do it?

After you publish your blog post, copy its link and paste it along with the link to your itinerary into Canvas.  GOOD WORK!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

End of the Year Evaluation!

Please go to the following link and answer the questions as thoroughly as possible.  You can look through Canvas or your assignment journal or your own blog first to remind you of some of the things we've done this year.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Parts of Speech Quiz

You will need a sheet of paper and a pencil.  Click this link to find your parts of speech quiz, and please write all the answers down on your paper.  Turn into the sub when finished and work on Writer's Workshop.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Images of Greatness Reflection, 2018


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.  You can find the images here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mImmb61Uc2_dguN3WGRc5BX0Fo8oz-m6?usp=sharing.  Feel free to include any group pictures, as well.
  2. Who was your Image of Greatness?  Why are they great, and what about them do you admire?
  3. What part of your work on this 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
Publish, and then comment on the posts of others in GOAL when you're finished.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hannibal Reflection

Please write a blog post to respond to the following questions:

1.  Give a summary of the field trip for anyone who might not know about our Mark Twain unit or might not have ever been to Hannibal, Missouri. 

2.  How did your Mark Twain class work help prepare you for your trip to Hannibal?  Explain.

3.  Write 2 things you learned from the Captain of the Mark Twain Riverboat.

4.  Write 2 things you learned from the exhibits at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum.

5.  Write 2 things you learned from Nathan, our guide at Mark Twain Cave.

6.  What was your favorite part of the trip and why?

7.  What was the most fun part of the trip and why?

8.  What part of the trip would you improve for next year's class if you could?  Explain.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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?

Monday, April 23, 2018

8th Grade GOAL: Des Moines Trip Reflection

Write a blog post reflecting on our field trip last week to Des Moines to visit the Des Moines Art Center, Drake University, the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, and the Science Center of Iowa (Crime Scene Lab, Dream Big IMAX film, Fire and Ice Demonstration, and Independent Museum Exploration).  Answer the following questions.  Include pictures, if you'd like, to illustrate your points.

1.  What was your favorite part of the trip, and why?
2.  At the art museum, you had to find 4 things: your favorite piece, best example of "art," celebrity award, and an example of Why is it "art?"  Give titles and artists, reflect, and include pictures if you'd like.
3.  What was the most educational part of the trip, and why?  What is something specific that you learned?
4.  What was the most fun part of the trip, and why?
5.  How does this trip fit the theme "Images of Greatness?"
6.  If you could improve the trip in any way for the group next year, what would you change?  Explain.

Publish and comment on the posts of others.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Deep Thinking Friday

Check out as many videos from http://thekidshouldseethis.com/ as you can watch.  If you have time, discuss the awesome stuff you watched!

Monday, April 16, 2018

7th Grade: Mark Twain Webquest


You will find the Mark Twain Webquest here:  http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=185833

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.