Friday, February 24, 2017


Prepare for Circle:

Write your weekly letter to me in Seesaw as your preparation for circle.

Your letter should include:

* What are you still thinking about from the movie?

* Why would YOU boycott something? What would it take to get you to stop buying something to make a point?

* How were you helpful to the class this week?

* Look at "This week's quote" on the chalkboard. What do you think Cesar Chaves means? What does it make you think about? (Remember he is the guy from the movie you watched this week.)



1. Do Now: Circle Prep (15 minutes)

2. Circle Discussion

3. Score your writing with a partner, Catch-up, Upload

* Follow the directions on the scoring sheet and work with a partner to score some of your work

* Upload all writing assignments from this week. Make sure they all have titles and dates at the top. (See whiteboard or list below.)

* Catch up on any late work, quizzes, etc. (Look in Campus.)


* Movie notes that you glued into your notebook

* Boycott notes that you started on Thursday

* Keyboarding Speed screenshot


Make your History Day Conversation Video! (Turn in by 3/3 for bonus points--upload to SeeSaw.) Here are the details if you lost the sheet.

READ for at least 20 minutes per day: a book, news articles, RAZ kids or get more ideas here.

If you need/want more writing points check out some of the ideas here or in the P.S. to this post.

Learning Goals

Students can reflect on their work and learning from the week.

Students can form opinions about and increase their understanding of social issues.

Students can learn from each other by speaking and listening.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Kesti

P.S. For a bonus writing idea, check out the image below. (Read more about it here.)

​ Then write a journal in response to his work:

* What do you see in the picture?

* Would you notice this poster/painting if you were walking down a city street?

* Why do you think the kids chose to add the words in the picture?

* Are pictures a good way to tell a story about a social issue? Why or why not?

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