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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 4-8

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WRITING:

Monday – 

Teacher Work Day

Tuesday – Welcome Back! Beginning of 3rd nine weeks

  1. Flocab’s “Year in Review”
  2. New homework calendars
  3. Background of Robert Ballard searching for (and finding) the Titanic
  4. Dress Up Days video

HW: Think about a Passion Project/Genius Hour idea. We will be starting this soon.

**What are you passionate about? What do you want to learn more about? Who or what can you improve/help in your community? What new skill do you want to learn? More will come home soon about this.

Wednesday – 

  1. Read “Searching for the Titanic”
  2. It’s/Its
  3. Titanic Task Cards (context clues)
  4. Titanic grammar
  5. Searching for the Titanic summarizing

HW: Think about a Passion Project/Genius Hour idea.

Thursday –

Continue…

  1. Read “Searching for the Titanic”
  2. It’s/Its
  3. Titanic Task Cards (context clues)
  4. Titanic grammar
  5. Searching for the Titanic summarizing

HW: Think about a Passion Project/Genius Hour idea.

Friday –

Finish…

  1. Character Lesson – Happy New Year!! Make goals/Make Them Happen!
  2. It’s/Its
  3. Titanic Task Cards (context clues)
  4. Titanic grammar
  5. Searching for the Titanic summarizing

Finished with work: Enjoy the provided Titanic resources and Ocean Podcast.

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Important Semester Exam Information

Due to COVID restrictions and Social Distancing, students will NOT be allowed to leave early if they do not have an exam last period Thursday and Friday.  All students must remain in class and will be released at 12:15.  Thank you!

Please see the schedule below for our semester exams.  Students will be released from school at 12:15 each day- buses will run. Lunch will be served as come and go for students who need to eat.

If your student is going to miss an exam, it is his/her responsibility to let the teacher know and make appropriate plans to take the exam early.

Thursday, December 17

1st    7:55-8:55

3rd    8:59-10:06 (Attendance)

5th    10:10-11:10

7th    11:15-12:15

 

Friday, December 18th

2nd    7:55-8:55

3rd    8:59-9:03 (Attendance only)

4th    9:06-10:06

6th    10:10-11:10

8th    11:15-12:15

 

 

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Hard-Working Writers and Grammarians

Our 6th-grade writers have been hard at work. Some amazing paragraphs and fictitious stories were created. Students went through the entire writing process to create a final draft.

We’ve been learning a lot of grammar to become better writers. Adjective Scattergories was a huge hit!

Here’s a sneak peek:

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Virtual Tour of 9/11 Museum

Unbelievably, the 19th anniversary of 9/11 just passed. To remember this tragic day and honor the heroes and innocent lives lost, we took a virtual tour of the 9/11 museum and memorial. Never forget!

To honor our WO Police and Fireman, my students created letters, CANVA designs, Word Art, and more. I’m so proud of their hard word and final display. Copies were given to our community’s heroes (WO Police and Fireman). A special thanks to Cooper T. and Jaidan S. for creating beautiful displays for our heroes.

 

 

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Virtual 9/11 Tour

Last Friday, our students virtually toured the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York. We saw the north and south ponds and stood right where the towers used to be. We went inside the museum and saw several artifacts from this tragic day.

Our children were very respectful and did a great job on the tour. Here’s a little sneak peek!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 8/10-8/14

Welcome Back! I’m excited about this new school year! Be sure and wear your mask (no political statements), bring a water bottle, and bring your supplies on the first day. We won’t have lockers, so fit as much as you can in your backpack.

Monday –

  1. Welcome
  2. Rules and procedures
  3. Organize supplies
  4. Get to know Mrs. Lobue

HW: Make sure parents subscribe to my blog AND REMIND 101. 

Tuesday – 

  1. Hand out “Welcome to Sixth Grade Writing.”
  2. Organize binders

Wednesday – 

  1. Read GRIT and Bear It
  2. Discuss GRIT (Generating Relentless Inner Toughness)
  3. Writing Snapshot
  4. Hand out “Policies & Procedure for Sixth Grade”

HW: Get your guardian to sign the “Policies and Procedures” letter. Due Friday, August 21. 

Thursday –

  1. Sign into Writing Google Classroom
  2. Bookmark popular sites we will use throughout the year
  3. Hand out “Subscribe to my blog” letter.

HW: Have parents sign the “I have subscribed to your blog” letter.

Friday – 

  1. Log into Edgenuity and get to know the system

Have a great weekend!

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Water Bottles and Masks

Students are encouraged to bring some type of water bottle to school each day.  We have a bottle filler on campus that can be used to refill those bottles.

Students are required to wear a mask while on campus.  Masks or face shields are okay.  Make sure the mask is school appropriate- no political or inappropriate pictures/words allowed.

I’m looking forward to Monday!

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Middle School Must-Knows

White Oak Middle School Must-Knows

Principal: Becky Balboa

Assistant Principal: Michael Higginbotham

Counselor: Sherron Van Camp

Welcome to White Oak Middle School!  We look forward to working with you and your child this year.  I know you probably have several questions about middle school, and I hope to answer a few of them here.

    • School hours:  7:55- 3:45
    • General Communication:  Join all of your teachers’ blogs, visit our website frequently for up to date information, Facebook- White Oak Middle School.
    • Grades: Skyward Family Access (there’s an app for that).  Grades are always accessible.  Students will have Skyward access as well.  Report cards are paperless.
    • Drop off/Pick Up- Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:15.  Drop off areas are: front drive (watch for buses) after 7:30, across the street (crossing guard), driveway in front of the cafeteria.  Pick Up areas are:  Across the street (crossing guard), driveway in front of the cafeteria, behind the building near the tennis courts.  Cars will not be allowed to pick up students in our main drive due to buses.

 

  •  Chromebooks-  WOMS is one-to-one.  Every student will have a Chromebook issued.  They are allowed and encouraged to take them home each night or they can be taken to the library at the end of each day.

 

  • Dress Code:  Students are expected to follow the dress code at all times.  Please refer to Student Handbook (website) for full details.  Highlights include- shorts/dresses may not be shorter than 3 inches above the kneecap, leggings may not be worn.  Pants, shorts, and skirts are not allowed to have holes, frays, or sheer fabric.  Hair must remain out of boys’ eyes.  Colored hair such as purple, pink, green, blue (unnatural colors) is not permitted.
  • Cell Phone Policy:  Cell phones are permitted but must be turned off and kept out of sight during school hours.  If a cell phone is confiscated, the student will be allowed to pick it up from the office at the end of the day the first time.  After that time, there will be a $15 fee each time the cell phone is confiscated.  Students are NOT permitted to contact parents with cell phones.  There is a phone in the office for student use.
  • Pep Rally-  Due to Social Distancing, there will not be any pep rallies this year.
  • Lunch-  Lunch is 11:10-11:40.  Visitors are not permitted.  Outside food is not allowed to be dropped off (district rule).
  • Tardies-  Students are considered tardy after 8:00.
  • ZAP (Zeros Aren’t Permitted)- Students are assigned to after-school ZAP if they have a 0 on classwork.  Parents will be notified of their student’s ZAP assignment the day before.
  • Attendance-  Students are expected to be in school on a daily basis.  If your child must miss school due to illness make sure you send a note.  In order for your child to attend the end of the year reward trip, he/she can not miss more than 18 days or parts of the day.  Only doctor notes will be accepted in order for the absence not to count against the student regarding school-sponsored trips (class, band, choir, etc).
  • Electives-  Middle School is the perfect time to try new things!  All 6th-grade students are required to take nine weeks of choir (rotate per grading period) and a full year of band and pe.  7th graders can take Athletics or pe, band, choir, technology, prejournalism, or study hall. 8th graders can take Athletics or pe, band, choir, technology, study hall, journalism (high school credit), principals of ag (high school credit), or World Geography (high school credit).

 

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Important Chromebook Information

White Oak Middle School Chromebook Check-Out

Students who will begin school in-person will check out a Chromebook from our library during the first few days of school.

Students who will begin school utilizing At-Home Learning will need to stop by campus to check out a Chromebook this Friday from 8:00-1:00, and 2:00-3:30.

In order to comply with Social Distancing, the following requirements must be adhered to:

  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Only the student will be permitted to enter the building.
  • Parents/guardians will be asked to wait outside.
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