Band Weekly Updates

Choir Weekly Updates

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    This Week in Choir:

    Students rehearse in ensemble daily developing music reading, music performance and music history skills. 

    This week in General Music:

    Students work daily developing music reading skills, studying/researching music history lessons and music appreciation.

     

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Drama Weekly Updates

  • This Week in Drama (Week of 1/21) 

    6th Grade: 

    This week in Drama, students will be intriduced to the world of Drama. They will be introducing classmates, participating in group activities, and acclamating to the spotlight. 

    7th/8th Grade: This week in Drama, students will be intriduced to the world of Drama. They will be introducing classmates, participating in group activities, and acclamating to the spotlight. 

     

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Journalism Weekly Updates

  • This Week in Journalism (Week of 1/21) 

     

    6th Grade: 

    This week, students will learn about what journalists do, be introduced to CNN 10 and Carl Azuz, and begin practicing their journalistic writing skills. 

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PE Weekly Updates

  • News for week of 1/20/2020

    This Week in P. E. Class

    Monday: No School
    Tuesday:  Syllabus/Expectations/Procedures
    Wednesday: Finish beginning of semester things/hand out locks
    Thursday:Finish Handing out Locks
    Friday: Signed Syllabus due/Kickball

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STEAM Weekly Updates

  • I will be emailing a biweekly newsletter to all families. Please check your email inbox or below for current information!

     

    Link to STEAM Newsletter 

     

    Thank you for your continued support for our classroom and our curriculum. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

     

    Contact Information: 

    Mrs. Smith

    smithe@milanareaschools.org

    734.439.5226 

     

     

     

     
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  • Monday

    • No School MLK Day

    Tuesday

    • New Horizons
      • Pluto
      • Pluto's moons
      • Kuiper Belt
    • Javascript

    HOMEWORK:  React to the Astronaut Scott Kelly Interview Part 1

    Wednesday

    • Astrobiology continued

    HOMEWORK:  React to the Astronaut Scott Kelly Interview Part 1

    Thursday

    • Astrobiology continued
    • Research on NASA collaboration with International agencies

    HOMEWORK:  React to the Astronaut Scott Kelly Interview Part 1

    Friday

    • Astrobiology continued
    • Research on NASA collaboration with International agencies

    HOMEWORK:  No homework.

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  • Monday

    • Radio Astronomy

    Homework: Read the NASA online article: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-newest-astronauts-ready-for-space-station-moon-and-mars-missions

    Question:  What are some differences among the current class of astronauts?

    Tuesday

    • Video on 2020 astronaut graduation class
    • Intro to Astrobiology
    • Javascipt

    Homework: Refer to the above article:

    Question: What do you think "sustainable lunar mission" means?

    Wednesday

    • Astrobiology
    • Javascript

    Homework: Refer to the above article:

    Question: Describe the silver and gold pin ceremony.

    Thursday

    • Astrobiology
    • Javascript

    Homework: Refer to the above article:

    Question: What is included in candidate training.

    Friday

    • Astrobiology
    • Javascript

      No Homework

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  • Monday

    • View and review NASA goals for the Artemis and Mars mission
    • Read and begin challenge for redesigning GAVRT logo (Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope

    Homework:  Christina Koch astronaut interview.

    Tuesday

    • Javascript

    Homework:  Christina Koch astronaut interview.

    Wednesday

    • Javascript

    Homework:  Christina Koch astronaut interview.

    Thursday

    • Review of Oceans

    Homework:  Christina Koch astronaut interview.

    Friday

    • Review of Oceans

    No homework

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  • Monday

    • Ocean:  The Pacific
      • Hypoxia
      • Great Lakes
        • Lake Erie
      • Gulf of Mexico
    • Puzzles and Metacognitive awareness

    Homework:  React to Sunlight Zone Ocean Presentation as designated on the Google Classroom Form.

    Tuesday

    • Ocean:  The Pacific
      • Life forms
    • Puzzles and Metacognitive awareness

    Homework:  React to Sunlight Zone Ocean Presentation as designated on the Google Classroom Form.

    Wednesday

    • Hour of Code

    Homework:  React to Sunlight Zone Ocean Presentation as designated on the Google Classroom Form.

    Thursday

    • Ocean:  The Pacific
      • Seaweed Farming
      • Seaweed as Food
      • Seaweed as Plastic
      • Seaweed as Fuel
    • Puzzles and Metacognitive awareness

    Homework:  React to Sunlight Zone Ocean Presentation as designated on the Google Classroom Form.

    Friday

    • Hour of Code

    No homework.

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  • Monday

    • Solving logic problems

    Homework: What question would you ask an astronaut on the International Space Station?

    Tuesday

    • Solving logic problems

    Homework: What question would you ask an aquanaut who has traveled to the Midnight Zone?

    Wednesday

    • More on Oceans

    Homework: What question would you ask an astronaut training to go to the moon?

    Thursday

    • Javascript

    Homework: What question would you ask an astronaut training to go to Mars?

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  • Monday

    • A comparion through video clips of the work at:
      • Google
      • Facebook
      • Microsoft
      • Apple
    • Mind building puzzles
      • Detail oriented or big picture?

    No homework

    Tuesday

    • Logic puzzles
    • Javascript

    No homework

    Wednesday-Friday - No school - Thanksgiving Break

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  • Monday

    • Finish Jeopardy Boards
    • Practice
    • Robots in school

    Homework:  Comment on robot ads in Google Classroom

    Tuesday

    • Jeopardy Competition
    • Robots in schools

    Homework:  Comment on robot ads in Google Classroom

    Wednesday

    • Jeopardy Competition
    • Robots in schools

    Homework:  Comment on robot ads in Google Classroom

    Thursday

    • Slideshow on Sunlight Zone

    Homework:  Comment on robot ads in Google Classroom

    Friday

    • Spanish article on Ocean esearch

    Homework:  Comment on robot ads in Google Classroom

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  • Monday

    • Robots
      • Sophia The Robot
      • Little Sophia
    • Oceans
    • Logic Puzzle
    • Contemplate Question: How do we define humanity in the age of robots, artificial limbs, 3D printed body parts, etc.?

    Homework:  In Google Classroom: Sophia The Robot

    Tuesday

    • Robots
    • Oceans

    Homework:  In Google Classroom: Sophia The Robot

    Wednesday

    • Javascript

    Homework:  In Google Classroom: Sophia The Robot

    Thursday

    • Robots
    • Oceans

    Homework:  In Google Classroom: Sophia The Robot

    Friday

    • Create Oceans Jeopardy

    No Homework

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  • Monday:

    • The effects of water table depletion
    • Introduction to subsidence (the creation of fault lines when water, oil, or gas is pumped out of the Earth)
    • Continue with Oceans presentation

    Homework:  Students will be reading sections of an online High School etext on Earth Science: Introduction To Oceans from WikiBooks during this week: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/High_School_Earth_Science/Introduction_to_the_Oceans

    Section:  How The Oceans Formed.  Task: Write a brief explanation on ocean formation (a sentence or 2).

    Tuesday:

    • Powerpoint on Colorado River and water use in the Southwest and Western U.S.
    • Continue with Oceans presentation

    Homework:

    Section:  Present Ocean Formation.  Task: The largest ocean during the time of Pangea was called what?. 

    Segment: 

    Wednesday

    • Complete Oceans presentation
    • Analyze data from the Geological Survey regarding subsidence in the United States

    Homework:

    Section:  Significance Of The Ocean Task: List 3 impotant ways that the 
    ocean affects the planet. 

    Thursday

    • Logic Puzzle/Brain Training

    Homework:

    Section:  Composition Of Ocean Water.  Task: Briefly explain how ocean currents occur (102 sentences)?. 

    Friday

    • Continue with Logic Puzzle/Brain Training
    •  Analysis of a Twilight Zone Episode

    No Homework

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  • Monday

    • Students, in pairs continue with the following:
      • research an ocean or ocean level
      • maintain notes on info gathered and their sources
      • create a PowerPoint
    • Student pairs receive a review, feedback, and suggestions on their work
    • Students add a notes page (notes for peers to copy)

    Homework: Read the NASA article:  Earth: What We study.  All questions for the week reference the NASA article:(https://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/focus-areas)

    Q: Why does NASA study the Earth?  

    Tuesday

    • Complete Ocean Projects

    Homework:  Look at the NASA photo of the U.S. at night. Speculate and explain what is revealed from the map.

    Wednesday

    • Pairs present their PowerPoint

    Homework:  What specific areas of research are being prioritized? Which of them do you find to be most important and why?

    Thursday

    • Spanish science article
      • interpret
      • determine main points

    Homework: "The plan reflects the need to collect key climate monitoring measurements ― which are critical to informing policy and action, and which other agencies and international partners had not planned to continue." What does this statement from the article mean?

    Friday

    • Students create Jeopardy boards on their topics.

    No homework

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  • Monday

    • Discussed Oceans Presentation
      • Select ocean or ocean layer
      • Document research
        • Draft of info from specific sites
      • Create slides
      • Include visuals
      • Include video clips (about 5 minutes)

    Homework:  On Google Classroom: Exploring the Ocean

    Tuesday

    • Begin Ocean Project

    Homework:  On Google Classroom: Exploring the Ocean

    Wednesday

    • Teacher presentation of Sunlight Zone

    Homework:  On Google Classroom: Exploring the Ocean

    Thursday

    • Javascript practice
    • Spanish language article

    Homework:  On Google Classroom: Exploring the Ocean

    Friday

    •  Oceans Project

    No homework

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  • Monday

    • Final feedback on writing
    • Intellect-developing games
    • Homework:  On Google Classroom: Respond to Interview Part 2 on Sylvia Earle, Aquanaut

    Tuesday

    • Continue presentations
    • Videos on Ocean research
    • Homework:  On Google Classroom: Respond to Interview Part 2 on Sylvia Earle, Aquanaut

    Wednesday

    • Spanish language science article on space
    • Spanish language space video
    • Homework:  On Google Classroom: Respond to Interview Part 2 on Sylvia Earle, Aquanaut

    Thursday

    • Intellectual activities to stretch thinking: puzzles
    • Homework:  On Google Classroom: Respond to Interview Part 2 on Sylvia Earle, Aquanaut

    Friday

    • Java Script
    • No Homework

     

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  • Monday

    Tuesday

    • Complete writing project
    • Java
    • Homework: On Google ClassroonL Sylvia Earle interview.

    Wednesday

    • Present writing to class
    • Logic Problems continued
    • Homework: On Google ClassroonL Sylvia Earle interview.

    Thursday

    • Assign oceans for research
    • Homework: On Google ClassroonL Sylvia Earle interview.

    Friday

    • Java
    • No Homework
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  • Monday

    Homework:  Read article on Tektite project and answer questions: a 4 day homework assignment.  The Tektite article and question page are on Google classroom.  They can also be found here:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M_G2i6AtrGXF85Yucve4kp1mOnU5VWidSm17nkr5I-g/edit?usp=sharing

    and

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M_G2i6AtrGXF85Yucve4kp1mOnU5VWidSm17nkr5I-g/edit?usp=sharing

    Tuesday

    • Java

    Wednesady

    • More on oceans
    • Continue with propaganda/public information project 

    Thursday

    • Java

    Friday

    • Wrap up projects and submit.
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  • Monday

    • Propaganda versus Public Information
      • source
      • outcome sought
      • info versus manipulation
    • Analysis of effective versus ineffective ads
    • Career in Public Health
    • Use of public service notices and news sources to seek funding in research and development
    • Homework: Use the Skyview App:
      • What planets can you find above the horizon?
      • Where are they in relation to the moon (north, south, east, west)?

    Tuesday

    • Discuss ads for e-cigarettes
    • Select or be assigned an ingredient in e-cigarettes for research
    • Create posters for and against the ingredient (note: this is not a poster about e-cigarettes, but about its ingredients, such as formaldehyde and toluene)
      • Practice in reasoning from 2 opposing directions
      • Foreshadowing promotion of a NASA goal
      • Begin to learn how science is disseminated
    • Homework: Use the Skyview App:
      • Can you locate the International Space Station?  Why or wht not?

    Wednesday:

    • Present poster
    • View: A Trip To The Moon 
    • Homework: Use the Skyview App:
      • What planets are below the horizon?

    Thursday:

    • Javascript
    • Homework: Use the Skyview App:
      • Search for debris in the sky.
      • Which one stands out to you and why?
      • What information about the chosen debris does the app provide?

    Friday:

    • Javascript
    • Homework: No homework
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  • Week of September 1

    Monday

    • Labor Day - No School

    Tuesday

    • Go over class expectations
    • Introduce astronomy apps
    • Introduce the interplay between science and sci fi: view first film (silent) on travel to the moon.
    • Complete a questionnaire on interests and goals
    • Homework:  If student has access to a phone, download free astronomy app.  Explore the skies at home.

    Wednesday

    • Logic problems
    • Introduction to astronomy
    • Homework:  List planets visible above the horizon using teh astronomy app.  For students without the app, count the planets visible to the naked eye.

    Thursday

    • Begin Javascript programming
    • Homework:  Look at the satellites circling above the horizon.  List 5 with their names or locations.  For students without the app, mkae note of the moon and its phase.  Is there a planet near the moon?

    Friday

    • Continue Javascript programming
    • No Homework.
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6th Grade Art Weekly Update

  • We will begin 2nd semester going over classroom procedures and the use of artsonia.com. Please watch for your student to bring home a permission slip if they have not used the site before. Parent/guardian permission must be given for your artist to upload images of their work and write their artist statements online. The site is free to use and very secure. They also do not allow your child's last name or face to be on the site. 

    Students should each bring a full size sheet of cardboard (any color) to class the first week We will make folders to store their work. 

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7th Grade Art Weekly Update

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    We will begin 2nd semester going over classroom procedures and the use of artsonia.com. Please watch for your student to bring home a permission slip if they have not used the site before. Parent/guardian permission must be given for your artist to upload images of their work and write their artist statements online. The site is free to use and very secure. They also do not allow your child's last name or face to be on the site. 

    Students should each bring a full size sheet of cardboard (any color) to class the first week We will make folders to store their work.

     

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8th Grade Art Weekly Updates

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    We will begin 2nd semester going over classroom procedures and the use of artsonia.com. Please watch for your student to bring home a permission slip if they have not used the site before. Parent/guardian permission must be given for your artist to upload images of their work and write their artist statements online. The site is free to use and very secure. They also do not allow your child's last name or face to be on the site. 

    Students should each bring a full size sheet of cardboard (any color) to class the first week We will make folders to store their work.

     

     

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6th Grade Health Weekly Updates

  • This Week In 6th Grade Health:

     

    It has been a pleasure to work with the class of 2026 become a part of our Milan Middle School family!  Health is now over for them for the year.  They will return to me in the winter of 2021!  I wish them the best as they enjoy the rest of their sixth grade year! 

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7th Grade Health Weekly Updates

  • This week in 7th Grade Health (Week of 1/20):

    Class will begin on Tuesday, January 21st.  Students need to bring their planner, Chromebook, a writing utensil, and a folder for homework.  

    The focus of this first week will be getting to know each other again, remembering/learning the expectations of Health class, and gathering some initial baseline data about students.  There will be some important informational letters coming home this week, as well.

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