Welcome Academy of Flint Charter School

May 16, 2012

Mysterynet

to:Mrs. Campbell (1st)

Dear Class,

 

Today we are going to do two things.

 

  1. First, we are going to review the important elements of mystery stories-what most mystery stories have in common.
  2. Second, we are going to solve fictional mysteries on Mysterynet. 

 

Mysterynet directions:

 

  1. Each group must click on the links below.
  2. Together, you and your partner will read each mystery. Please take turns reading.
  3. Consider all of the evidence with Max and Nina.
  4. Then, try and solve the case.

Later, each group will write out and report on one mystery story they completed. I want to know 4 things.

 

  1. Who are all of the characters besides Max and Nina?
  2. What is the setting of the story?
  3. What is the case about?
  4. What clues did the detectives find?

 

Mysteries:

Groups 1--4:  The Case of the Disappearing Signs:   http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit026/

Groups 5--8:  The Case of the Charley Cheetah Theft:  http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit025/

Groups 9--12:  The Case of the Sneak Thief's Sneakers:

http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit024/  

May 16, 2012

Harrison Bergeron

to:Mrs. Tucker (5th)

Dear Class,

 

Today we are going to explore science fiction elements within the science fiction story Harrison Bergeron.

 

Harrison Bergeron group reading directions:

 

Each person in the group will take turns reading the short story Harrison Bergenon.

 

Group directions:

1.Each group must click on the link below.

2.Together, you and your partner will read the story. Please take turns reading.

3. Read each of the 11 elements of a science fiction story. Record your findings as you read the story for each element. Give evidence to support your answers.

Later, each group will report out on the science fiction elements that they have found in the story.

 

Harrison Bergeron:  http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

 

May 16, 2012

Mysterynet

to:Mrs. Papke (2nd)

Dear Class,

 

Today we are going to do two things.

1.First, we are going to review the important elements of mystery stories-what most mystery stories have in common.

2.Second, we are going to solve fictional mysteries on Mysterynet.

 

Mysterynet directions:

1.Each group must click on the links below.

2.Together, you and your partner will read each mystery. Please take turns reading.

3.Consider all of the evidence with Max and Nina.

4.Then, try and solve the case.

 

Later, each group will report out on one mystery story they completed. I want to know 4 things.

1.Who are all of the characters besides Max and Nina?

2.What is the setting of the story?

3.What is the case about?

4.What clues did the detectives find?

 

Mysteries:

The Case of the Disappearing Signs:  http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit026/

The Case of the Charley Cheetah Theft:  http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit025/

The Case of the Sneak Thief's Sneakers: 

http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit024/  

 

May 16, 2012

Mysterynet

to:Mr. Martin (6th)

Dear Class,



Today we are going to do two things.

1.First, we are going to review the important elements of mystery stories-what most mystery stories have in common.

2.Second, we are going to solve fictional mysteries on Mysterynet.



Mysterynet directions:

1.Each group must click on the links below.

2.Together, you and your partner will read each mystery. Please take turns reading.

3.Consider all of the evidence with Max and Nina.

4.Then, try and solve the case.



Later, each group will report out on one mystery story they completed. I want to know 4 things.

1.Who are all of the characters besides Max and Nina?

2.What is the setting of the story?

3.What is the case about?

4.What clues did the detectives find?



Mysteries:

The Case of the Disappearing Signs:  http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit026/

The Case of the Charley Cheetah Theft:  http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit025/

The Case of the Sneak Thief's Sneakers:

http://kids.mysterynet.com/solveit/solveit024/

May 15, 2012

Science Fiction Review

to:Mrs. Tucker (5th)

Dear Students,

 

Use the link below to read the science fiction review with a partner.

 

http://www.sophia.org/science-fiction/science-fiction-tutorial

 

 

May 15, 2012

Science Fiction Review

to:Ms. Harris (7th) (H)

Dear Students,



Use the link below to read the science fiction review with a partner.



http://www.sophia.org/science-fiction/science-fiction-tutorial

 

April 26, 2012

Radio Mystery

to:Mr. Finateri (4th) (H)

Dear Class,

 

If you have completed Chapters 1 and 2 in the "Write Your Own Mystery Story" book, you may begin listening to a radio drama.

 

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Have your pen/pencil and paper ready.
  2. You need to write down several points as you listen to this story. 1) Who are the characters? 2) what is the mystery?
  3. What major events have taken place? You will need to do this for each act in the drama.
  4. Use this link:  http://archive.org/details/otr_cbsradiomysterytheater
  5. You may choose between, "Afraid to Live," or "The Return of the Moresby's."

Please raise your hand for assistance.

 

April 26, 2012

War of the Worlds

to:Mrs. Tucker (5th)

Hello Students!

 

Today, April 26th, and tomorrow, April 27th you have the opportunity to listen to a radio drama called, "The War of the Worlds." 

 

Materials that you will need:

  1. Script of the radio broadcast.
  2. Pencil/pen and paper to record thoughts and events.

 

What to do:

  1. While listening to the broadcast, record  the events that are happening in the story.
  2. Whenever there is a news bulletin, record the  time. Then...
  3. Record the events that are happening.
  4. Write down the names of any new characters introduced and what they are doing.

 

Here is the link to the Youtube video of the original radio broadcast:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0K4ApWl4g

April 26, 2012

War of the Worlds

to:Ms. Harris (7th) (H)

Hello Students!


Today, April 26th, and tomorrow, April 27th you have the opportunity to listen to a radio drama called, "The War of the Worlds."


Materials that you will need:
1.Script of the radio broadcast.
2.Pencil/pen and paper to record thoughts and events.


What to do:
1.While listening to the broadcast, record  the events that are happening in the story.
2.Whenever there is a news bulletin, record the  time. Then...
3.Record the events that are happening.
4.Write down the names of any new characters introduced and what they are doing.


Here is the link to the Youtube video of the original radio broadcast:   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0K4ApWl4g

March 02, 2012

Rhyme Scheme Test Practice

to:All Students

Dear Student,

 

Next Thursday and Friday, March 8th and 9th, 2012, you will be tested on how to use rhyme scheme when making a poem, and how to identify rhyme scheme in the works of others.

 

  1. To practice identifying rhyme scheme, go to this website http://www.poetryfoundation.org/black-history-month/index.html.
  2. Choose 6 poems from notable African American authors.
  3. Write out each poem.
  4. Underline the last word in each line and track the rhyme schemes for each poem on the side.

Feb. 27, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 27, 2012

Dear Student,

Because of the snow day Friday, I will not grade last week's assignments until Tuesday, February 28. Remember, the assignments I am grading are as follows:  1 biopoem, 1    I Am poem, 5 haikus (about nature with exactly 17 syllables), and 5 cinquains.

 

This week we will learn about rhyme scheme. Rhyme scheme is a process that tracks the patterns of a rhyme. There are many different types of poems that have rhyming patterns. For example, English sonnets and limericks have rhyming patterns. Here are some tools to help you understand how rhyme scheme works.

 

  1. First, watch this short Youtube video that aims to help you understand the process of tracking the rhyming pattern. You may watch this video as many times as you like. Here is the link:  http://youtu.be/X15BI8xL0W0.
  2. Next, complete the following exercise. Use the rhyme scheme worksheet provided for you. This worksheet is front and back. Create 2 short, eight line poems using two of the rhyme scheme patterns at the bottom of the sheet underneath the heading Common Rhyme Schemes. For instance, if you circle AABA AABA, then complete an eight line poem with that rhyme scheme. If you circle ABAB CDCD  for your second poem, then complete a poem with that rhyme scheme on the worksheet provided.

 

Feb. 27, 2012

Assignments for the week of February 27, 2012

to:Mr. Finateri (4th) (H)

Dear Student,

Because of the snow day Friday, I will not grade last week's assignments until Tuesday. Remember, the assignments I am grading are as follows:  1 biopoem, 1 I Am poem, 5 haikus (about nature with exactly 17 syllables), and 5 cinquains.

 

This week we will learn about rhyme scheme. Rhyme scheme is a process that tracks the patterns of a rhyme. There are many different types of poems that have rhyming patterns. For example, English sonnets and limericks have rhyming patterns. Here are some tools to help you understand how rhyme scheme works.

1.First, watch this short Youtube video that aims to help you understand the process of tracking the rhyming pattern. You may watch this video as many times as you like. Here is the link:  http://youtu.be/X15BI8xL0W0.
2.Next, complete the following exercise. Use the rhyme scheme worksheet provided for you. This worksheet is front and back. Create 2 short, eight line poems using two of the rhyme scheme patterns at the bottom of the sheet underneath the heading Common Rhyme Schemes. For instance, if you circle AABA AABA, then complete an eight line poem with that rhyme scheme. If you circle ABAB CDCD  for your second poem, then complete a poem with that rhyme scheme on the worksheet provided.

Feb. 27, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 27, 2012

Dear Student,

Because of the snow day Friday, I will not grade last week's assignments until Tuesday. Remember, the assignments I am grading are as follows:  2 biopoems, 1 I Am poem, 5 haikus (about nature with exactly 17 syllables), and 5 cinquains.

Feb. 27, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 27, 2012

to:Ms. Harris (7th) (H)

Dear Student,

Because of the snow day Friday, I will not grade last week's assignments until Tuesday. Remember, the assignments I am grading are as follows:  2 biopoems, 1 I Am poem, 5 haikus (about nature with exactly 17 syllables), and 5 cinquains.

Feb. 27, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 27, 2012

Dear Student,

Because of the snow day Friday, I will not grade last week's assignments until Tuesday. Remember, the assignments I am grading are as follows:  1 biopoem, 1 I Am poem, 5 haikus (about nature with exactly 17 syllables), and 5 cinquains.

 

This week we will learn about rhyme scheme. Rhyme scheme is a process that tracks the patterns of a rhyme. There are many different types of poems that have rhyming patterns. For example, English sonnets and limericks have rhyming patterns. Here are some tools to help you understand how rhyme scheme works.

1.First, watch this short Youtube video that aims to help you understand the process of tracking the rhyming pattern. You may watch this video as many times as you like. Here is the link:  http://youtu.be/X15BI8xL0W0.
2.Next, complete the following exercise. Use the rhyme scheme worksheet provided for you. This worksheet is front and back. Create 2 short, eight line poems using two of the rhyme scheme patterns at the bottom of the sheet underneath the heading Common Rhyme Schemes. For instance, if you circle AABA AABA, then complete an eight line poem with that rhyme scheme. If you circle ABAB CDCD  for your second poem, then complete a poem with that rhyme scheme on the worksheet provided.

Feb. 27, 2012

Assignments for the week of February 27, 2012

Dear Student,

Because of the snow day Friday, I will not grade last week's assignments until Tuesday. Remember, the assignments I am grading are as follows:  1 biopoem, 1 I Am poem, 5 haikus (about nature with exactly 17 syllables), and 5 cinquains.

 

This week we will learn about rhyme scheme. Rhyme scheme is a process that tracks the patterns of a rhyme. There are many different types of poems that have rhyming patterns. For example, English sonnets and limericks have rhyming patterns. Here are some tools to help you understand how rhyme scheme works.

1.First, watch this short Youtube video that aims to help you understand the process of tracking the rhyming pattern. You may watch this video as many times as you like. Here is the link:  http://youtu.be/X15BI8xL0W0.
2.Next, complete the following exercise. Use the rhyme scheme worksheet provided for you. This worksheet is front and back. Create 2 short, eight line poems using two of the rhyme scheme patterns at the bottom of the sheet underneath the heading Common Rhyme Schemes. For instance, if you circle AABA AABA, then complete an eight line poem with that rhyme scheme. If you circle ABAB CDCD  for your second poem, then complete a poem with that rhyme scheme on the worksheet provided.

Feb. 21, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 21, 2012

Dear Student,

 

To begin the week, I need to remind you to let your parents know about the importance of getting you a flash drive for all of your classes. This will help you protect your files from deletion and theft. Until you get a flash drive, however, you are more than welcome to save to your laptop's hard drive.

 

Listed below are your weekly assignments and homework. You have the entire week to complete the assignments listed below. Since we only have about 45 minutes for each class, you are in charge of getting right down to business! Here is a plan of how your day should go:

 

  1. Immediately get into the classroom!
  2. Once you have your laptop, connect to the internet and begin completing the assignments for the week.
  3. Work diligently throughout the hour--DO NOT goof around with other students!
  4. Do your best each day! 

 

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21st, 2012

HOMEWORK:  Open the homework file listed above. Copy down your homework for the night and turn it in each day.

 

Complete your I AM poem in its entirety using the handout I have provided for you. Remember to write the poem by hand first and save it in your class folder. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on the laptop. Use the example to show you how to arrange your poem. The sample poem is listed above in "files."


Complete 1 Biopoem. Remember to write this poem by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 haiku poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 cinquain poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type them into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.

Feb. 21, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 21, 2012

Dear Student,

 

To begin the week, I need to remind you to let your parents know about the importance of getting you a flash drive for all of your classes. This will help you protect your files from deletion and theft. Until you get a flash drive, however, you are more than welcome to save to your laptop's hard drive.

 

Listed below are your weekly assignments and homework. You have the entire week to complete the assignments listed below. Since we only have about 45 minutes for each class, you are in charge of getting right down to business! Here is a plan of how your day should go:

 

  1. Immediately get into the classroom!
  2. Once you have your laptop, connect to the internet and begin completing the assignments for the week.
  3. Work diligently throughout the hour--DO NOT goof around with other students!
  4. Do your best each day!


ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21, 2012

 

HOMEWORK:  Open the homework file listed above. Copy down your homework for the night and turn it in each day.

 

Complete your I AM poem in its entirety using the handout I have provided for you. Remember to write the poem by hand first and save it in your class folder. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on the laptop. Use the example to show you how to arrange your poem. The sample poem is listed above in "files."


Complete 1 Biopoem. Remember to write this poem by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 haiku poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 cinquain poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type them into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.

Feb. 21, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 21, 2012

Dear Student,


To begin the week, I need to remind you to let your parents know about the importance of getting you a flash drive for all of your classes. This will help you protect your files from deletion and theft. Until you get a flash drive, however, you are more than welcome to save to your laptop's hard drive.


Listed below are your weekly assignments and homework. You have the entire week to complete the assignments listed below. Since we only have about 45 minutes for each class, you are in charge of getting right down to business! Here is a plan of how your day should go:

1.Immediately get into the classroom!
2.Once you have your laptop, connect to the internet and begin completing the assignments for the week.

3. Write down your homework assignments for the week first!
4.Work diligently throughout the hour--DO NOT goof around with other students!
5.Do your best each day!


ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21, 2012

HOMEWORK:  Open the homework file listed above. Copy down your homework for the night and turn it in each day.


Complete your I AM poem in its entirety using the handout I have provided for you. Remember to write the poem by hand first and save it in your class folder. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on the laptop. Use the example to show you how to arrange your poem. The sample poem is listed above in "files."


Complete 2 Biopoems. Remember to write this poem by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 haiku poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 cinquain poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type them into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.

Feb. 21, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 21, 2012

Dear Student,

 

To begin the week, I need to remind you to let your parents know about the importance of getting you a flash drive for all of your classes. This will help you protect your files from deletion and theft. Until you get a flash drive, however, you are more than welcome to save to your laptop's hard drive.

 

Listed below are your weekly assignments and homework. You have the entire week to complete the assignments listed below. Since we only have about 45 minutes for each class, you are in charge of getting right down to business! Here is a plan of how your day should go:

 

  1. Immediately get into the classroom!
  2. Once you have your laptop, connect to the internet and begin completing the assignments for the week.
  3. Work diligently throughout the hour--DO NOT goof around with other students! 
  4. Do your best each day!  

 

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21st, 2012

  1. HOMEWORK:  Open the homework file listed above. Copy down your homework for the night and turn it in each day.
     
  2. Complete your I AM poem in its entirety using the handout I have provided for you. Remember to write the poem by hand first and save it in your class folder. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on the laptop. Use the example to show you how to arrange your poem. The sample poem is listed above in "files."
  3. Complete 1 Biopoem. Remember to write this poem by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on your assigned laptop.
  4. Complete 5 haiku poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.
  5. Complete 5 cinquain poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type them into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop. 

Feb. 21, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 21, 2012

Dear Student,

 

To begin the week, I need to remind you to let your parents know about the importance of getting you a flash drive for all of your classes. This will help you protect your files from deletion and theft. Until you get a flash drive, however, you are more than welcome to save to your laptop's hard drive.

 

Listed below are your weekly assignments and homework. You have the entire week to complete the assignments listed below. Since we only have about 45 minutes for each class, you are in charge of getting right down to business! Here is a plan of how your day should go:

 

  1. Immediately get into the classroom!
  2. Once you have your laptop, connect to the internet and begin completing the assignments for the week.
  3. Work diligently throughout the hour--DO NOT goof around with other students!
  4. Do your best each day! 

 

 


ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21, 2012

 

 

HOMEWORK:  Open the homework file listed above. Copy down your homework for the night and turn it in each day.

 

Complete your I AM poem in its entirety using the handout I have provided for you. Remember to write the poem by hand first and save it in your class folder. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on the laptop. Use the example to show you how to arrange your poem. The sample poem is listed above in "files."

 

Complete 1 Biopoem. Remember to write this poem by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 haiku poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 cinquain poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type them into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.

Feb. 20, 2012

Assignments for the Week of February 21, 2012

Dear Student,


To begin the week, I need to remind you to let your parents know about the importance of getting you a flash drive for all of your classes. This will help you protect your files from deletion and theft. Until you get a flash drive, however, you are more than welcome to save to your laptop's hard drive.


Listed below are your weekly assignments and homework. You have the entire week to complete the assignments listed below. Since we only have about 45 minutes for each class, you are in charge of getting right down to business! Here is a plan of how your day should go:

1.Immediately get into the classroom!
2.Once you have your laptop, connect to the internet and begin completing the assignments for the week.

3. Write down your homework assignments for the week first!
4.Work diligently throughout the hour--DO NOT goof around with other students!
5.Do your best each day!


ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21, 2012

HOMEWORK:  Open the homework file listed above. Copy down your homework for the night and turn it in each day.


Complete your I AM poem in its entirety using the handout I have provided for you. Remember to write the poem by hand first and save it in your class folder. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on the laptop. Use the example to show you how to arrange your poem. The sample poem is listed above in "files."


Complete 2 Biopoems. Remember to write this poem by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poem is complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed poem in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 haiku poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type it into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.


Complete 5 cinquain poems. Remember to write the poems by hand first and save the original in your class folder. Use the example under "files" if you need an extra copy. Once your poems are complete, type them into a Word document. Save the completed Word document in your folder on your assigned laptop.