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 10/14) 

    6th Grade: 

    This week in Drama, students will learn more about characters, setting, conflict in drama, and theme, and practice reading their manuscript, "Completely Unbelievable but Incredibly Entertaining Excuses for not Doing Your Homework". Students should be practicing their lines and working on memorization at home as well. 

    7th/8th Grade: 

    This week, students are beginning to present their drama games to the class. Students also had to find a monologue that is at least 250 words in length to memorize and present to the class next week in a performance that has clear voice choices, focus in performance, and portrays emotions.  

     

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Journalism Weekly Updates

  • This Week in Journalism (Week of 10/14) 

    7th/8th Grade: 

    This week, students will work on an article that could be found in the Milan Eagle's Community News entitled, "Social Media Today". Students will inform readers about the benefits and/or negative effects of social media on individuals and society. The articles should include facts, statitics, and expert quotes. 

    6th Grade: 

    This week, students will practice expanding on their writing by doing freewriting exercises, outlining a paper, and bubble mapping. Students are gathering ideas in order to write a 500 word article on a topic of their chosing that informs, persuades, or entertains. 

     

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PE Weekly Updates

  • News for week of 10/14/2019

    This Week in P. E. Class

    Monday: Cardio Day--Stations
    Tuesday:  Intro to Volleyball Serve
    Wednesday: Volleyball Spike
    Thursday: Volleyball Rotation/Positioning/Make Teams
    Friday: 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

    • 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

  •  I have been updating the website, but it has not been saving. I am sorry for the delay and I hope it works this time!

     

    We are getting ready for Fall with some exciting new acrylic paintings in the 6th grade. We have been discussing the differences in types of paint and that acrylic paint will not wash out of clothes if it dries on them because it is waterproof. So we must be extra careful when painting! I like to surprise parents/guardians with the finished projects on artsonia, so I am not going to tell you what it is. 

     

     

    Our first art show will be during parent/teacher conferences in November, please be sure to attend!

     

     

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7th Grade Art Weekly Update

  • Students have started a new acrylic painting in art this week. It is special for the Fall season. I like to surprise you with your student's art, so I am not going to say what it is. They will be up on artsonia.com later next week. 

    Our first art show will be during parent/teacher conferences in November. Please be sure to attend! Work will be sent home after Thanksgiving break.  

     

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8th Grade Art Weekly Updates

  • Students have started a new acrylic painting in art this week. It is special for the Fall season. I like to surprise you with your student's art, so I am not going to say what it is. They will be up on artsonia.com later next week. 

    Our first art show will be during parent/teacher conferences in November. Please be sure to attend! Work will be sent home after Thanksgiving break.  

     

     

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6th Grade Health Weekly Updates

  • This Week In 6th Grade Health (Week of 10/21):

    This week we are continuing to work on our skills for acting responsibly in an emergency.  We will explore the school, and practice thinking on our feet in different areas of the school building.  We will also work on strategies for helping others who might be in need, should an emergency arise.  Towards the end of the week we will assess on emergency response skills, and begin our discussions on bullying.

     

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7th Grade Health Weekly Updates

  • This week in 7th Grade Health:

     I look forward to having the class of 2025 back for Part 2 of Health, during the winter semester of the 2019-2020 school year!

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