8th Grade Weekly Plans

8th Grade

 If you missed a day, you MUST come and talk to me/email me once you return to school to get your missing work. 

Did I Miss Anything?

Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here
we sat with our hands folded on our desks
in silence, for the full two hours

     Everything. I gave an exam worth
     40 percent of the grade for this term
     and assigned some reading due today
     on which I’m about to hand out a quiz
     worth 50 percent

Nothing. None of the content of this course
has value or meaning
Take as many days off as you like:
any activities we undertake as a class
I assure you will not matter either to you or me
and are without purpose

     Everything. A few minutes after we began last time
     a shaft of light suddenly descended and an angel
     or other heavenly being appeared
     and revealed to us what each woman or man must do
     to attain divine wisdom in this life and
     the hereafter
     This is the last time the class will meet
     before we disperse to bring the good news to all people  on earth.

Nothing. When you are not present
how could something significant occur?

     Everything. Contained in this classroom
     is a microcosm of human experience
     assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
     This is not the only place such an opportunity has been gathered

     but it was one place

     And you weren’t here

—Tom Wayman


New Years Letters to Ourselves:

What do you want to tell yourself from the beginning of the year, and what do you want to tell yourself going into next year? Write two letters: 1. TO THE YOU of the past who has just survived this year. 2. To the you in the future that is going to be living in the next year

Think about what from 2019 do you want to bring into 2020 and what do you want to leave behind?

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6olqsC9NVA8

Due at the end of class! 

HW: Finish if not done in class

1/7-1/8 Shakespeare 

EQ: What makes something humorous? 

Background on shakespeare with follow along notes -- DVD. Turn in for credit.\

Read Act I scene one as a class with parts assigned 1/9-1/10 Globe Theater Recreation -- Work as a group Watch Act I of the play with attention to costumes and set design Storyboards for act I (8B only) -- start and turn in HW: Storyboards for Act I due Monday 1/13 Shakespeare Podcast Work-- on Google Classroom! Due by the end of the day Monday HW: Finish podcast assignment if not done in class 1/14-1/15 Mother May I game - Olivia and Viola Start reading and acting out Act II with attention to relationships and changing dynamics No homework :) But you need to have your podcast assignment done by tonight to get credit for it. 1/16-1/17 Character relationship map. Instructions on Google Classroom. Finish reading Act II and watch the play Storyboard for Act II due Monday HW: Storyboard for Act II

No school Friday 1/18

Tuesday/Wednesday 1/21-22
Finish character relationship maps
Antithesis and Parallelism lesson (slides 21-26)
Practice with selection from Twelfth Night -- turn in for credit
Start watching Act III of 12th Night with the storyboard
HW: Bring storyboard to class on Thursday to finish. Don't forget your book of the month is due 2/3.
Finish character relation maps
Antithesis and Parallelism lesson (slides 21-26)
Practice with selection from Twelfth Night -- turn in for credit
Start acting out Act III
HW: Don't forget your book of the month is due 2/3.

Monday 1/27
Finish watching the play/movie
Introduce and assign character for the found poem assignment
8B: Watch Act V
Assign characters for found poems

HW: Finish storyboards

Tuesday/Wednesday 1/28-29
Found poem work day-- the only thing left should be their final draft by the end of class
This assignment can be found on Google Classroom.
HW: Finish found poem if not done in class

Thursday/Friday 1/30-31
Share poems
Malvolio's revenge: Get groups and begin working on assignment. Everything you need is on Google Classroom. 
HW: If you didn't get anything done for Malvolio's revenge in class, you need to do it for homework

Monday 2/3 
Malvolio's Revenge work time and check in

Tuesday 2/4: Delayed start. We're going to be split blocking the rest of the week
Work time for Malvolio's revenge. Check-in: Will you be done by end of class tomorrow?

Wednesday 2/5 
Last day to work on Malvolio's revenge in class. You should be working on acting out your sketch and putting finishing touches on your report.

Thursday 2/6
Mrs. O'Connor is gone :(
Young Ameritown interviews in 4th and 5th grade
Leftover time: We start She's the Man
HW: If you aren't done with Malvolio's revenge....... do it for homework! Finish it!

Friday 2/7
Mrs. O'Connor's gone
Watch She's the Man with entire 8th grade class
HW: Seriously, if you haven't finished Malvolio's revenge, you should be very worried and probably work on that during the movie.