(4/7-4/14) Work on Your Notebook; Article on Mental Health During Quarantine

7 Apr

Hey everyone,

I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! Here’s how my dog Vera is coping with her mental health: She loves music and is listening to some Lil Pup featuring Lil Bow Wow and Snoop Dogg.

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Periods 1 and 6 ENL :

There is an assignment on Google Classroom. Read this article and write a paragraph about things you can do to maintain your mental health during the quarantine. Due April 14th.


Period 8 AIS:

There is an assignment on Google Classroom. Read this article and write a paragraph about things you can do to maintain your mental health during the quarantine. Due April 14th.


Period 3 and 4 English 9R

Work on Your Notebook Pages

The 3rd quarter ends on April 15th. So we will focus on filling pages in our notebooks. You remember how to do your notebook right? If not, read this again.

Submit Your Notebook Pages

I will be grading the notebook on the good old fashioned honor system. There’s a Quiz assignment going up in Google Classroom. It’s one question: “How many pages did you write in your notebook?” This is due April 14th at 11:59PM

Read About Mental Health During Quarantine

Read this article from the Center for Disease Control. It’s about mental health during the quarantine.

Some Quick Writes for the Next Week 

Below are some Quick Writes you can do each day to help fill your notebook. I’d say a paragraph per day is good, but as with all Quick Writes, these are really just to help you with your own thoughts and ideas.  I’m not checking them and you don’t have to hand them in. You can choose to answer the questions directly or just write a bit about your day, mind state, or whatever you feel like writing about.

Tuesday 4/7: How has life changed for you in the last month?

Wednesday 4/8: What are two things you miss the most from “normal” life?

Thursday 4/9: How have you maintained relationships with people outside your household? Has it brought you closer in any way?

Monday 4/13: Today marks one full month since school closed. How are you holding up emotionally? What are the positives? What are the negatives?

Tuesday 4/14: Based on the article on maintaining mental health during quarantine, what things can you do to help manage your mental health?

Writing is a proven way to positively deal with our thoughts and emotions. It’s very likely that this is a difficult time for you and those you live with. People are social by nature and need each other. Think about it this way: In prison, the worst punishment is solitary confinement, where prisoners are locked in a room all by themselves with no contact with any inmates. Nearly all people in solitary confinement can’t wait to get out. People are so desperate for connection that they’d rather be among violent criminals than alone. Stay in touch with friends and family; it’s important for you and for them.

 

Assignments for 3/30-4/6

28 Mar

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Hey everyone,

We are certainly living in unusual times. I hope you and your families are all well. The best thing we can do to slow the spread of the virus is to stay home and keep our distance from others. Unfortunately, this can get lonely pretty quickly. So take this time to reach out to those you care about. Give them a call to check in and say hello. Catch up with each other. And take some time to explore your own interests. Learn about or how to do something new.

Moving forward, all of our work will be posted here and turned in via Google Classroom.

The lessons below are meant to be completed from Monday March 30th- Monday April 6th. All work should be submitted to Google Classroom. 

Periods 1 and 6 ENL:

Go to the website on Idioms. For the next six days, choose 3 idioms and write a sentence using each one. At the end of the six days, you should have 18 sentences.

Google Classroom Join Code: oumxshk

Periods 3 and 4 English 9R:

Finish and Revise Fortnite Research Paper. Review your paper and use the Grading Rubric  to make any revisions if necessary. Submit on Google Classroom. Below are all the materials we used.

Paper Overview (follow the organization format!) Fortnite Essay

Articles:
How I Lost My Child to Fortnite
A Non-Gamer’s Guid to That Time Drake Played a Video Game on Twitch
“‘Fortnite’ Shoots Up Most-Wanted Video Game List for Kids”

Periods 8a and 8b English AIS:

Review the 9th Grade Vocabulary Words. Choose ten words and write a sentence for each word.


Stay healthy and see you soon!

Mr. Funk

 

Vocabulary Assignment

11 Mar

Choose any 15 words from the vocabulary words we have learned this year. (They are in your notebook and posted in the back of the classroom). Write a sentence for each word.

Fortnite Research Essay

10 Mar

Today we will have the laptop carts in the classroom to work on our Fortnite Research Essay. The assignment is on Google Classroom. Here are all of the materials:

Paper Overview (follow the organization format!) Fortnite Essay

Articles:
How I Lost My Child to Fortnite
A Non-Gamer’s Guid to That Time Drake Played a Video Game on Twitch
“‘Fortnite’ Shoots Up Most-Wanted Video Game List for Kids”

Here is the Grading Rubric.

Fortnite Research Essays

9 Mar

Today we will begin writing the Fortnite Essay.

Here are some notes on Body Paragraphs.

Here are some helpful transitional phrases you can use in your writing.

Finish Fortnite Outlines

6 Mar

Today we will review notes on Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences so we can finish ourFortnite Outlines.

Outline Fortnite Research Paper

5 Mar

Today you will outline your Fortnite Research Paper.

Here is the outline worksheet.

Be sure to use at least one quote from each article we read in class.

How I Lost My Child To Fortnite

4 Mar

Wednesday Wisdom

Fail Early, Fail Often

How I Lost My Child to Fortnite Research Article

Today we will read the article “How I Lost My Child to Fortnite.”

In your group, find some evidence why Fortnite has become so popular. Use the format we discussed on Friday to write them all in your notebooks. Parenthetical Citations notes.

Fortnite Research Paper

Here is the instructions for what we will be doing on our Fortnite Research Paper.

Two Word Tuesday; Drake

3 Mar

Two Word Tuesday

Oblivious and Indifferent from the 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Complete a Connection Chart for these two words and put it in your folder.

Drake and Ninja Fortnite Research Article

Today we will read the article “A Non-Gamer’s Guid to That Time Drake Played a Video Game on Twitch.”

In your group, find some evidence why Fortnite has become so popular. Use the format we discussed on Friday to write them all in your notebooks. Parenthetical Citations notes.

Fortnite!

2 Mar

Picture Quick Write: What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to your own life?

Fortnite Research Article

Today we will read the article “‘Fortnite’ Shoots Up Most-Wanted Video Game List for Kids” by The Guardian

In your group, find some evidence why Fortnite has become so popular. Use the format we discussed on Friday to write them all in your notebooks. Parenthetical Citations notes.