Monday, May 15, 2017

Due Tuesday May 16, Wednesday May 17

Due Tuesday May 16
E-Core: Wildlife Tour EQs

This Side of Home: read up through Ch. 33, p 150. - complete Reader Response (roughly a page of response per book chapter)

Due Wednesday May 17
8th Grade Portfolio: One Thing Photo Essay, Thank You Letter #2, and Making a Difference 

!!! Note: All pieces due on or before this Wednesday  must be checked off before you are cleared for Catalina recreation time.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Due Monday May 8, Tuesday May 9, Wednesday May 10

Field Study Assignment:  SE Foster / Portland Mercado
*skip writing the thank-you note for Hacienda/Mercado, as we didn't have the opportunity to meet with them...
Link to assignment here.
Absent?  Resources here:
SE Foster Streetscape fact sheet
Background info on the Mercado:


This Side of Home Read the first two chapters in the next section, 'Fall'  - continue with your Reader Response Journaling (due Tuesday)

8th Grade Portfolio: May 10 - One Thing Photo Essay

Friday, April 28, 2017

Due Monday May 1

Reading:
Finish Chapters 1-8 of This Side of Home
Answer questions for Assignments 1 & 2 in your Reader's Notebook.

Urban Planning:
Finish reading text about Brownfields, complete:
- 'What are the Issues?' Graphic Organizer
- 'Ranking the Issues' worksheet

8th Graders
(rescheduled) Portfolio Check-In + Pizza Lunch  Wednesday 5/3

Were you absent on Thursday 4/27?
Assigment:  Watch this video about the PDX Green Loop project:

GREENLOOP from kyle wallace on Vimeo.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Due Monday April 24th, Wednesday April 26 + a note about Thursday

Due Monday April 24
Urban Planning: North Williams / Albina Field Study Packet

Writer's Workshop - final spoken word piece - we'll perform these tomorrow afternoon!

8th Graders - Wednesday April 26:

Pizza Lunch + Portfolio Progress Check-In
Bring all components you have completed for your 8th Grade Portfolio so far - please have hard copies printed of all written pieces. We will check in, and have opportunities to share out pieces we're proud of, struggles, successes, and suggestions moving forward.
Completed thus far:
March 15 Environmental Symbol
March 22 I Am Poem
April 5  Six Words
April 12 Thank You Letter #1: (2 copies)
April 19  Bucket List
April 26 Hopes & Dreams

*8th Grade Speech Drafts and Teacher Conference 1 Week Prior to Speech

NOTE! Unfortunately, Job Shadow/Take-Your-Child-to-Work-Day is happening the same day (Thursday 4/27) as our PDX Design Week field trip.  If you are planning to job-shadow on Thursday - please let me know ASAP.  If our class sizes are looking low for Thursday's trip, Tara and I may merge our classes for the field study..  thanks!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Due Thursday April 20, Friday April 21, Wednesday April 26

Due Thursday (tomorrow)
Urban Planning:
1. View the short video and complete the reading on gentrification - KQED's 'What You Need to Know About Gentrification' 
2.  Complete these quick-write, vocabulary terms, and reflection/assessment questions

Due Friday
Writer's Workshop:
Final, longer spoken word poetry piece - typed and submitted via GoogleClassroom.  Practice reading and performing your piece - class poetry slam on Monday with Mic!

8th Graders - Wednesday April 26:
Pizza Lunch + Portfolio Progress Check-In
Bring all components you have completed for your 8th Grade Portfolio so far - please have hard copies printed of all written pieces. We will check in, and have opportunities to share out pieces we're proud of, struggles, successes, and suggestions moving forward.  
Completed thus far:
March 15 Environmental Symbol
March 22 I Am Poem
April 5  Six Words
April 12 Thank You Letter #1: (2 copies)
April 19  Bucket List
April 26 Hopes & Dreams

*8th Grade Speech Drafts and Teacher Conference 1 Week Prior to Speech

Friday, April 14, 2017

Due Monday April 17, Tuesday April 18, Wednesday April 19

Due Mon 4-17
Writer's Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry with Mic Crenshaw
In your Writer's Notebook, write your rough draft for a full-length spoken word poem. Draw upon the writings we've done with Mic so far (Who Am I, Family, Stories in My Backpack) or weave in new ideas.  Feel to reference these tips, or watch these videos from PPS' 2016 Verselandia for inspiration/ideas.

Due Tuesday 4-18
Urban Planning Unit: Division Street Field Study Packet.  Click here if you need another copy of the packet or the 2011 WW article, "The Other Portland".

Due Wednesday 4-19
8th Grade Portfolio: The Bucket List


Monday, April 10, 2017

Due Tuesday April 11, Wednesday April 12

Due Tuesday April 11
Writer's Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry
~ Mic Crenshaw graphic organizers for Day 1 and Day 2 (click here for download)
~ Who am I? List completed
~ 4 bars written, using Who am I? List for inspiration
~ "10 Things I Know to be True"

Here is an instrumental hip-hop beat you can listen to, to help set your bars to a rhythm:




Due Wed:
8th Grader Portfolio Pieces:
6 Words
Thank-You Letter #1