2017 – 2018 Trimester 1 Agenda

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Week 1: September 4 – 8

September 4

Labor Day – No School

September 5

Welcome Freshman First Day of School!

September 6

  1. Welcome!
  2. Syllabus
  3. Seats?
  4. The writing process
  5. I Am the One Who...
  • Homework: Return yellow form by FRIDAY!

September 7

  1. Journal #1 (Put journal number and date in your notebook)-- What is the writing process, and what, more specifically, is "prewriting"? Explain.
  2. I Am the One Who
  3. More brainstorming!
  4. Homework: Return yellow form by FRIDAY, rules and procedures quiz on FRIDAY!

September 8

  1. Journal #2: What is one belief you brainstormed yesterday that you feel strongly about? Explain and tell how it impacts your life.

  2. Turn in yellow form

  3. I Am the One Who

  4. Syllabus Quiz 

  5. Grammar/ Punctuation Pre-Test 

  6. This I Believe pennant design ideas--brainstorm your design

  7. Homework: Have a fun weekend!

Week 2: September 11 – 15

September 11

  1. Journal #3: How did you find a good quote for your pennant? Who said/ wrote your quote?
  2. Work on pennant design
  3. Common proofreading marks-- What are they? and  How do you use them?
  4. This I Believe essays
  5. Homework: Finalize design for pennant, meet in room 18 tomorrow to design pennant, common proofreading marks quiz on Friday

September 12

  1. Journal #4: What aspects of the essays we read yesterday in class were the most engaging? What techniques from these essays could you use in your own writing? Explain.

  2. Proofreading marks practice

  3. Create folders

  4. Work on pennant design-- instructions HERE

  5. Homework: Final pennant due Friday by 4pm, meet in room 18 tomorrow, common proofreading marks quiz on Friday, parent night is Thursday from 6-8pm!

September 13

  1. Journal #5: What hints and tips are important to remember when using Photoshop and making your pennant? Use details from yesterday to explain.

  2. Proofreading marks practice

  3. Work on pennant design-- instructions HERE

  • Homework: Final pennant due Friday by 4pm, meet in room 18 tomorrow, common proofreading marks quiz on Friday

  • Upcoming events: NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 12, parent night is Thursday from 6-8pm!

September 14

  1. Journal #6: What MUST you have on your pennant before submitting it today?

  2. Proofreading marks practice

  3. How to save your pennant

  4. Work on pennant design-- instructions HERE

  • Homework: Final pennant due TOMORROW by 4pm, common proofreading marks quiz TOMORROW

  • Upcoming events: NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 12, parent night is TODAY from 6-8pm

September 15

  1. Journal #7: Tell about one event or moment in your life that helped shape one of your beliefs.

  2. Proofreading marks quiz

  3. Finish actively reading This I Believe essays

  4. Brainstorm and plan This I Believe essays

  • Homework: Final pennant due TODAY by 4pm, finish This I Believe notecards by Tuesday at the start of class

  • Upcoming events: NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 12


Week 3: September 18 – 22

September 18

  1. Journal #8: What sort of notecards are you creating to make your This I Believe essays amazing?

  2. Proofreading marks quiz review

  3. Parts of Speech

  4. Work on notecards

  • Homework: Finish This I Believe notecards by Tuesday at the start of class, parts of speech quiz on Friday

  • Upcoming events: BIS College Night on Oct. 4th at 6pm in tech center, NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 12

September 19

  1. Journal #9: What order can you put your notecards in to make your essay the most engaging and impactful it can be?

  2. Take out notecards

  3. Proofreading marks quiz review

  4. Parts of Speech game

  5. Work on notecards-- put in most effective order and add transitions

  • Homework: Parts of speech quiz on Friday

  • Upcoming events: BIS College Night on Oct. 4th at 6pm in tech center, NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 12

September 20

  1. Journal #10: What steps of the writing process have you used in your This I Believe essay so far? Explain.

  2. Take out taped notecards with transitions

  3. Proofreading marks quiz review

  4. This I Believe essay rubric

  5. Type essay

  • Homework: Parts of speech quiz on Friday, typed essay due by middle of class tomorrow

  • Upcoming events: BIS College Night on Oct. 4th at 6pm in tech center, NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 1

September 21

  1. Journal #11: What steps of the writing process have you used in your This I Believe essay so far? Explain.

  2. Parts of Speech review

  3. Type essay-- share with someone in class AND SULLIVAN by the middle of class-- make comments on your partner's doc

  4. Homework: Parts of speech quiz on Friday, printed essay due at the end of class on Friday

  5. Upcoming events: BIS College Night on Oct. 4th at 6pm in tech center, NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 1, U of O in library at 1:45 on Oct. 18th, SOU at 9 and 12:30 on Sept. 29, OIT in conference room at 10 on Oct. 4, George Fox in library at 1 on Oct. 19, OSU in conference room at 9 on Oct. 20, get Powder Puff info from front office

September 22

  1. Journal #12: What are some features that you might suggest your partner add to his/ her essay? What errors will you suggest he/she remove or correct?

  2. Parts of Speech

    Quiz HERE
  3. Type essay-- make sure to comment on your partner's, read your partner's comments on yours, print before the end of class, and staple a rubric to the top. Format using the details on the rubric.

  4. Homework: Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Upcoming events: BIS College Night on Oct. 4th at 6pm in tech center, NW Christian University in library at 8:50 on Oct. 1, U of O in library at 1:45 on Oct. 18th, SOU at 9 and 12:30 on Sept. 29, OIT in conference room at 10 on Oct. 4, George Fox in library at 1 on Oct. 19, OSU in conference room at 9 on Oct. 20, get Powder Puff info from front offic

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Week 4: September 25 – 29

September 25

September 26

September 27

September 28

September 29

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Week 5: October 2 – 6

October 2

October 3

October 4

October 5

October 6

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Week 6: October 9 – 13

October 9

October 10

October 11r

October 12

October 13

State Inservice – No School

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Week 7: October 16 – 20

October 16

October 17

October 18

October 19

October 20

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Week 8: October 23 – 27

October 23

October 24

October 25

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 26

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 27

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Week 9: October 30 – November 3

October 30

October 31

November 1

November 2

November 3

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Week 10: November 6 – 10

November 6

November 7

November 8

November 9

November 10

Veteran's Day – No School

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Week 11: November 13 – 17

November 13

November 14

November 15

November 16

November 17

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Week 12: November 20 – 24

November 20

November 21

November 22

November 23

Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

November 24

Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

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Week 13: November 27 – December 1

November 27

November 28

November 29

November 30

End of Trimester 1

December 1

Teacher Inservice – No School

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