High School SEALS

Closure Week 11 (June 1 – June 4)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Create an infographic selling what you read.

Spirolaterals

In this activity, students will explore numbers visually and creatively. Students will be invited to find, test, and explain patterns that emerge in the visual representations.

Click here for instructions to the activity.

9th Grade

If you push as hard as you can against a giant boulder and it doesn’t budge, have you done any work?

10th, 11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Make a one-minute timer using water flowing between two plastic cups. Questions to ponder: How much water needs to be poured? What size hole is needed in the top cup?

Court rules students have a constitutional right to a “basic” education or

Should Election Day become a national holiday?

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

What do you think of when you hear the term “Teen Dating Abuse?” Can you give two examples of behaviors you think would fall into this category?

11th Grade Health

What is Cholesterol?   How is it made?   How can we lower it in our bodies?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, choose a concept you are working on in one of your classes (e.g. character analysis, cells, triangles, etc). Set an 8 minute timer and compile a list of the most reputable sources you can find about this topic. Keep that list somewhere (I suggest a Google Document).
  • Research tip: when compiling a list of resources, don’t just save the url hyperlink – – write down the name of the resource and a short, one-sentence description of what the resource is, and THEN save the hyperlink.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Shoes

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

Meditation Monday Walk: 20 minutes

How to:

  • Walking meditations are best done outside or in a spacious room.
  • Set aside at least 20 minutes.
  • Minimize distractions by muting your phone or leaving it behind.
  • Choose a walking path that you are familiar with.
  • Begin walking at a slow, comfortable pace.
  • As thoughts come to your mind, gently let them go and return your focus to your surroundings.
  • When you feel ready, focus on the sensations you feel in your body (toes, ankles, knees, legs, shoulders, elbows, hands, neck, jaw, and face).
  • Remember to breathe deeply and find a comfortable breath rhythm

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Walk for as long as you’d like! Don’t be afraid to work your way up to longer meditations.
  • For added benefit, make a list of the things that you noticed on your walk once you’ve returned.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/walk-for-balance/

  1. Watch this Ted Talk: Beatbox Brilliance by Tom Thum
  2. Reflect on the ways society places value on certain talents. Write a 1+ page response describing the talents that society deems as “valuable” and the ones that are deemed as less “valuable.” Why is this problematic? And who decides these things?

The Four 4’s

Can you find every number between 1 and 20 using only four 4’s and any operation?

Click here for an example

9th Grade

An object with a mass of 1kg is lifted to a height of 1m on earth, how many Joules of work does this action take?

10th, 11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

A snail is at the bottom of a well 30 feet deep. It crawls up 3 feet each day, but at night it slips down 2 feet. How long will it take for the snail to crawl out the well?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Fact: Dating abuse affects people of all ethnicities, religions, cultures, genders and sexual orientations regardless of their income or the neighborhood they live in.

Take a few minutes to consider any beliefs you may have about the type of people who perpetrate or experience abuse. Try to identify any stereotypes you may have internalized about this.

11th Grade Health

What is Fiber? How does it help our bodies?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, choose one or two of the resources you compiled yesterday. Spend no more than 12 minutes per resource investigating what it has to offer. Take notes on what you think is useful about each resource, and what it DOESN’T give you that you would like.
  • Research tip: when taking this kind of research notes, you aren’t just trying to learn from the resource – you are evaluating the EFFECTIVENESS of the resource at the same time!

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Woods

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

How to Start New Habits that Actually Stick: 15 minutes

If you’re like me, this time of quarantine has really made you start thinking about your habits, how you spend your time, and why? So how do you start building skills and habits now that will help you grow up into a healthy, capable human being? Start by building positive habits now. Read the following article to better understand how your habits work and how you can start new habits today.

PDF Attached or Link to article – https://jamesclear.com/three-steps-habit-change

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write a 1+ page response: What do you like about what you are reading? What do you not like? How has your taste in reading changed over the years?

Have You Got It?

Have You Got It? is an adding game for two players. You can play against the computer or with a friend. It is a version of a well known game called Nim.

Start with a target of 23. The first player chooses a whole number from 1 to 4. Players take turns to add a whole number from 1 to 4 to the running total. The player who hits the target of 23 wins the game.

Play the game several times. Can you find a winning strategy?

Can you always win? Does your strategy depend on whether or not you go first?

Click here for the online version or just use some paper!

9th Grade

Two athletes pull a weight sled loaded down with the same mass a distance of 10m. The first athlete completes the task in 10s while the other takes 13s. Who is more powerful and why?

10th, 11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

I am a solitary word, 5 letters long. Strike my first letter, and I’m still the same. Strike my next letter, and I am yet still the same. What word am I?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

People who abuse,use abuse to control. Violence is a learned behavior that can be shaped by observation, experience, family, culture and community. People who abuse may believe that abusive behavior is normal and may lack positive role models for their relationships. We live in a world with all sorts of violence, including family violence, school violence, street violence, mass shootings, terrorism and war. All of that is played back for us through various media, such as TV, movies, video games and music. All of this together can make us feel like violence is normal.  It is important to step back and realize that there is never an excuse for dating violence.

11th Grade Health

What is Osteoporosis? What can we do to fight it?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, choose one or two MORE of the resources you compiled on Monday. Spend no more than 12 minutes per resource investigating what it has to offer. Take notes on what you think is useful about each resource, and what it DOESN’T give you that you would like.
  • Research tip: it can be helpful to create essentially a pros/cons list for each resource.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Bridge

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

Contact your teacher directly for additional supports!

Choose a New Habit and Start Today: 15 minutes

How To:

  • Choose one habit that you would like to start today. Based on the article from yesterday, make sure you identify each of the following areas in order to increase the success of your new habit.
    • Make it obvious – Build a cue in your day for the habit to take place?
    • Make it attractive – How can you convince yourself to crave it?
    • Make it easy – What can you do to make it easy for you to respond and complete the habit?
    • Make it satisfying – What reward will you give yourself when you are done?
  1. Read AoW 1920_34 Covid19 2nd Wave. Reflect on the questions at the bottom.
  2. Write a 1+ page response: How should we avoid the 2nd wave of Coronavirus? What things need to remain closed? What precautions do we need to put in place and for how long?

A Circle of Numbers

The numbers 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, and 20 can be placed in a circular pattern, each exactly once, so that the sum of each pair of numbers adjacent in the circle is a multiple of seven. How many arrangements can you find?

Click here for more information.

Solution

9th Grade

A man leaves a cup of coffee sitting on a desk for two hours. When he returns the coffee is cold. Discuss the movement of energy and type of energy involved in this situation.

10th, 11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

A man in a restaurant asked a waiter for a juice glass, a dinner plate, water, a match, and a lemon wedge. The man poured enough water onto the plate to cover it.
    “If you can get the water on the plate into this glass without touching or moving this plate, I will give you $100,” the man said. “You can use the match and lemon to do this.”

A few minutes later, the waiter walked away with $100 in his pocket. How did the waiter get the water into the glass?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

What do you think are some of the effects of dating abuse on the person who experiences it?

11th Grade Health

What are Calories? Is a calorie a calorie or are they different?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, either continue to investigate resources you compiled on Monday, if you have any left (see yesterday’s and Tuesday’s lessons), OR, do yet another 8-minute research session on the same topic to see what else you can come up with.

Research tip: remember that you have other research resources available to you beyond Google, such as GALE or even textbooks and other print resources in your home!

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Surprise

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Smile at yourself in the mirror for just 1 minute!

How To:

  • Become more confident and comfortable with who you are! Research shows us that smiles are powerful, they can even release certain neuropeptides that can help you feel better. That means smiling can actually trick your brain into creating positive emotions.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/smile-at-yourself/

Closure Week 10 (May 26 – May 28)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write a letter to a frontline worker. Express your gratitude.

Balancing Equations

Using the digits 1-9 no more than once, how many balanced equations can you create? Click here for more information.

Extend your thinking: 

Change the operations and/or change the set of numbers.

9th Grade

Gravity on Earth is 10m/s2. Do you think there to be a top speed an object will reach before it impacts the Earth, or do you think it will keep accelerating until it hits the ground? Discuss the forces at play.

10th Grade

Read the chapter: Ecosystems https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-biology-flexbook-2.0/section/6.1/primary/lesson/ecosystems-bio

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Is it possible to use a plastic drinking straw to pierce through a raw potato? If so, how?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

What does it mean to understand your own feelings? Have you ever had trouble identifying your feelings? What helped you figure them out?

11th Grade Health

From the 6 Nutrient Categories… Which 3 give us our energy?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a short news/nonfiction article (online or in a newspaper or magazine). Don’t spend too much time looking for one. Skim it over once, and then read it aloud as though you are giving a World Report style speech. Bonus: find an audience member to “perform” to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Reward

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

How to Cope with Quarantine Fatigue: 15 minutes

You’re not alone if you are starting to reach your limit with this quarantine thing. Read the following article to better understand why you are feeling the way you do and what you can do to help yourself and others through this time.

PDF Attached or Lint to article – https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-with-quarantine-fatigue-4844181

  1. Watch the news for 20 minutes.
  2. Write a summary describing what you heard. Try to write it for a younger audience (under 10 years old). Then rewrite it for a more educated, older audience (over 50 years old). Reflect on how your summary — writing, word choice, sentence structure — changes.

Get Out

A house is laid out in the shape of a 3 by 3 rectangle. Each square is a room. There is a door between any two adjacent rooms and all rooms on the outer edge have a door to the outside. Your challenge is to get out of the house, but you have to go through every other room first. You can’t skip any rooms and you can’t go back to any room twice. Can you escape?

Click here for a visual model and more information.

9th Grade

Use the concept of impulse to discuss how padding in the wrestling rooms can prevent injuries.

10th Grade

Using your knowledge from the Ecosystems chapter reading, answer the following questions.

  1. Define ecology.
  2. Define biotic and abiotic factors of the environment. Give an example of each.
  3. How do ecologists define the term ecosystem? What makes up an ecosystem?
  4. State the competitive exclusion principle.
  5. Compare and contrast the ecosystem concepts of niche and habitat.

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Construct a boat out of cardboard, wax paper, tape, glue, rubber bands, and/or foil to support weight in a sink or bathtub. How much weight can it hold before it sinks?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Give an example of three feelings you might feel through a normal day?

How about a stressful day?

11th Grade Health

What is Body Image?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a poem (online, in a book, song lyrics). Don’t spend too much time looking for one, and try not to choose one you are very familiar with. Skim it over once, and then perform it aloud. Bonus: find an audience member to read to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Lazy

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

Contact your teacher directly for additional supports!

Mindfulness Meditation: 10 minutes

How To:

  • Read these steps, make sure you’re somewhere where you can relax into this process, set a timer, and go.
  1. Take a seat: Find a place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
  2. Set a time limit 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Notice your body: You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.
  4. Feel your breath: Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
  5. Notice when your mind has wandered: Inevitably, your attention will leave the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.
  6. Be kind to your wandering mind: Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.
  7. Close with kindness:  When you’re ready, gently lift your gaze (if your eyes are closed, open them). Take a moment and notice any sounds in the environment. Notice how your body feels right now. Notice your thoughts and emotions.

Reference:  https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about the types of conflict present in your reading.

Spiral

A spiral of numbers is created, as shown, starting with 1. Click here to see the pattern and use this to predict what happens as the spiral continues.

Click here for the solution.

9th Grade

Using the equation for Kinetic Energy, discuss the safety implications for enforcing very slow speed limits, especially those in School Zones.

10th Grade

Read the chapter: Energy Flow https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-biology-flexbook-2.0/section/6.2/primary/lesson/flow-of-energy-bio

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Construct a chair you can sit on using only cardboard. No glue, tape or other fixing materials allowed. Test, evaluate, and edit your design.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Pretend that you are really mad at a friend. Write a short paragraph expressing this to them in a healthy way. Be sure to use “I” statements.

11th Grade Health

What are Fad Diets?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a short news/nonfiction article (online or in a newspaper or magazine). Don’t spend too much time looking for one. Skim it over once, and then read it aloud as though you are giving a World Report style speech. Bonus: find an audience member to “perform” to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Escape

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Chat with your friends

How To:

  • Even if an in-person meet-up is off the table, try to stay in touch with your friends via text, Messenger, WhatsApp, FaceTime, or (gasp!) a good ol’ fashioned phone call.
  • Ask them how they’re feeling and share your own experience if you feel safe to do so.
  • Check out the 5 steps to talking to someone you trust below. You could even start a group chat where each person shares one good thing that happened in their day.

5 Steps to talking to someone you trust:

Step 1 is to decide who to talk to. Figure out who the best person to give you advice is – it could be a parent or guardian, teacher, mentor, friend, or a professional, like a counsellor or therapist.

Step 2 is to work out what to say. Think about what’s been bothering you, and you might even choose to write it down so it’s clear in your mind when you have the conversation.

Step 3 is to time it right. Try to find a time when you can have their undivided attention – AKA don’t do it while they’re trying to cook dinner or run a marathon. It doesn’t have to be face-to-face; it can be a phone call, message conversation, or video chat – whatever method is most convenient for both of you.

Step 4 is to have the conversation. Focus on using ‘I’ statements and be specific. Let the person know if you want advice, support, or if you just want someone to listen.

Step 5 is to not give up. If you’re not getting the support you need, keep going until you find someone that can provide you with that support.

Reference: https://au.reachout.com/articles/5-steps-to-talking-to-someone-you-trust

Closure Week 9 (May 18 – May 21)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about how the text has helped you to develop empathy.

Where Are They From?

Five athletes met at the Winchester summer sports camp. They were BOON, JACKSON, FINK, TIDDLE, and WADE. Each of these athletes specialized in one of the following sports: FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TIDDLYWINKS, WADING, and JACKS.Just by coincidence, they live in the cities of BOONSDOCK, JACKSONVILLE, FINKSDALE, TIDDLETOWN, and WADE CITY; but no athlete lives in the city having a name similar to his, nor does the name of his favorite sport have the same initial as his name or the name of the city in which he lives.

The JACKS player doesn’t live in FINKSDALE. JACKSON likes neither basketball nor football — nor does he live in FINKSDALE or TIDDLETOWN. TIDDLE lives in WADE CITY and plays neither JACKS nor BASKETBALL. BOON has never been to JACKSONVILLE, nor has WADE, who is not the JACKS player nor the TIDDLYWINKER. The WADER does not live in BOONSDOCK.

Where does WADE live?

Send an email to Mr. Steers to check your solution: steers_tom@silverfalls.k12.or.us

9th Grade

Find a violation of Newtons Third Law in an action move and discuss it with your parents or a friend.

10th Grade

Read and answer review questions for the following section:

Mutation Effects

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.10/

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Without breaking them, how can you tell the difference between a hard boiled and a fresh egg without taking them off the table?

Printable: 2 Newsela Topics

The impact of globalization on the physical and human characteristics of communities

Or What is economics?

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Choose 1 communicable disease to research. Use reliable sites such as the World Health Organization or the CDC. Write down 5 important facts about that disease, including what type of pathogen causes it, how it can be transmitted, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

11th Grade Health

What are the 6 Nutrients Categories?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three movies or tv shows you have watched lately, write them down on slips of paper, and draw one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the show. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a point about the show.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – your choice!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

Meditation Walk: 20 minutes

How to:

  • Walking meditations are best done outside or in a spacious room.
  • Set aside at least 20 minutes.
  • Minimize distractions by muting your phone or leaving it behind.
  • Choose a walking path that you are familiar with.
  • Begin walking at a slow, comfortable pace.
  • As thoughts come to your mind, gently let them go and return your focus to your surroundings.
  • When you feel ready, focus on the sensations you feel in your body (toes, ankles, knees, legs, shoulders, elbows, hands, neck, jaw, and face).
  • Remember to breathe deeply and find a comfortable breath rhythm

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Walk for as long as you’d like! Don’t be afraid to work your way up to longer meditations.
  • For added benefit, make a list of the things that you noticed on your walk once you’ve returned.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/walk-for-balance/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about how your book has impacted the way you think about a specific subject or topic.

Birds’ Eggs

Click here to see a scatter diagram that shows the lengths and the widths of the eggs of some American birds then explore some questions that relate to this diagram.

Solution

9th Grade

According to Newtons Second Law, if you push as hard as you can against a boulder and it doesn’t accelerate in the direction you push it, has the boulder experienced any force?

10th Grade

Complete the adaptive practice questions set associated with the Chapter 4.10 Reading on mutation effects.

https://flexbooks.ck12.org/assessment/ui/?test/view/practice/biology/mutation-effects-Practice&contextArtifactID=5292077&contextArtifactDescendantIdentifier=4.10&courseContextID=5292077&referrer=course_practice_widget&ep=https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-biology-flexbook-2.0/section/4.10/primary/lesson/mutation-effects-bio?assessment=open

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

How can you use a large bar of chocolate, a ruler, and a microwave to measure the speed of light? Hint: speed = wavelength x frequency

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Using your research from day 31, use your facts to compose a paragraph summary of the infectious disease you chose to research.

11th Grade Health

What are the 6 Environmental Influences on Food?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three random images from your camera roll, the internet, or a photo album in your house. Select one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the image. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a claim about the photograph.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – your choice!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

Declutter your room or a space in your house: 10 minutes

If you’re suddenly spending a lot more time at home, it can help to have an environment that feels good to you.

How To:

  • Take a break from schoolwork and focus on your environment.
  • Instead of trying to overhaul your whole space in a day, try decluttering for five to ten mins a day. Pick a shelf to start with, or pick up five things and find a home for them.
  • One easy way to brighten up to your space is to find a nice jar, go cut some wild flowers and stems, rearrange the flowers in a jar, and place them in your room or space you are cleaning.

Reference:  https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write a recommendation for your book that includes details to get another student interested in your book.

One Step at a Time 

Sequences of numbers can be generated by following a variety of steps to get from term to the next term. Our particular sequence begins with first term 2. To obtain the next term in the sequence from the term immediately before it, multiply the preceding term by 3, then add 2 to your result and finally divide by this new result by 3. Repeat this set of steps with each new term to generate more terms in the sequence.

Click here for more information to find the 1000th term. Solution

9th Grade

Will an astronaut have greater mass or Earth or the Moon? …how about weight?

10th Grade

Read the following section:

Theory of Evolution

https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-biology-flexbook-2.0/section/5.14/primary/lesson/theory-of-evolution-by-natural-selection-bio

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

How can you make a paper clip float on water? What is the most you can float?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Continuing your topic from the previous two days, what do you think is the most effective way to slow or stop the disease you researched? Brainstorm some possible ways to reduce infections or prevent them altogether.

11th Grade Health

What are the Water and Fat Vitamins?  What foods can you find them in?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three random items in the room you are in. Select one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the item. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a claim about the item.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

Contact your teacher directly for additional supports!

Do Something Kind for Someone: 10 minutes

Research has shown that doing something kind for someone else can make us happier.

How to:

  • Think of a person in your life who may need help. The person may be a sibling, parent, grandparent, friend, or teacher.
  • Take a moment to consider how you can show kindness towards this person. Are they overwhelmed with school, having trouble keeping the house clean, need help cooking dinner, do they need help with childcare, do they need help with a task that you are very good at, or do they just need someone to talk to?
  • Choose one kind thing you can do to help and do it.
  • When you are done, consider… did it work? Did this experience change anything about you or your relationship with this person? Did it even shift your perspective a little bit?

Reference:  https://medium.com/authority-magazine/research-has-shown-that-doing-something-kind-for-someone-else-can-make-us-happier-with-author-dr-cbcb33f4d7ce

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. How did your ability to choose your book impact your feelings about reading it? Write a journal entry explaining your answer.

The Hat Race

Frankie, Chrystal, and Sam have just competed in the 10th annual Toboggan Race.

Frankie, Chrystal, and Sam each finished in first, second, or third in the toboggan race. There were no ties.

Each person also wore a different color hat. One wore a red hat, one wore a green hat, and one wore a purple hat.

Using the following clues, determine who placed first, second and third, and which hat each person wore.

  1. Chrystal was faster than Sam.
  2. Sam did not wear the purple hat since she does not like purple and she did not finish before Frankie.
  3. The person who wore the red hat was faster than the person who wore the green hat.
  4. Chrystal did not wear the red hat and Frankie did not wear the green hat.
  5. The person who came in first did not wear the purple hat.

Click here to see the solution.

9th Grade

Will an astronaut be able to bench more weight on the Earth or the Moon? …what about mass?

10th Grade

Answer the review questions that accompany yesterday’s reading.

https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-biology-flexbook-2.0/section/5.14/primary/lesson/theory-of-evolution-by-natural-selection-bio

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Why would a bar of IVORY soap expand in the microwave? Get permission first. Place the bar of soap in the middle of a plate covered with a paper towel and place in the center of the microwave oven. Cook on high for 2 minutes. Allow to cool for a minute before touching. ONLY IVORY SOAP is recommended.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Create a poster or brief video that shares your ideas for fighting the disease your researched.

11th Grade Health

What are the 3 types of Carbs?   

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three foods you have eaten lately. Select one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the food. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a claim about the food.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Listen to your favorite music: 10 minutes

Music can make us feel so much better. Music can help us stay motivated while doing chores, get through a workout session, start a dance party session, or just help us relax.

How To:

  • First, decide what mood are you in, what type of music you want to listen to, and what is the purpose of listening to music.
  • Hop on your favorite music app or radio station and do your chores, complete your workout, start your dance party, or sit, chill, and relax.

Reference:  https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

Closure Week 8 (May 10 – May 16)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about how the text has helped you to develop empathy.

American League East – Predict the Season Results

Before the beginning of the 1990 season, all the teams in the American League East tried to predict how the other teams would finish. It turns out that both the 1st-place and 7th-place teams were wrong about both predictions, and the 4th-place team was right about both predictions.  The other teams each made one correct and one incorrect prediction.  Use the previous information and the predictions below to decide how the seven teams placed at the end of the year.

Blue Jays: The Red Sox will be 4th and the Indians will be 5th.

Brewers: The Indians will be 6th and the Tigers will be 2nd.

Indians: The Tigers will be 7th and the Red Sox will be 2nd.

Orioles: The Brewers will be 5th and the Yankees will be 4th.

Red Sox: The Yankees will be 7th and the Blue Jays will be 3rd.

Tigers: The Brewers will be 1st and the Orioles will be 6th.

Yankees: The Blue Jays will be 1st and the Orioles will be 3rd.

Send an email to Mr. Steers to check your predictions: steers_tom@silverfalls.k12.or.us

9th Grade

Continue working on any activities you didn’t complete.

10th Grade

Lesson Overview

In class last week, we began investigating the role of natural selection in changing the allele frequencies of a coat color mutation in rock pocket mouse populations that are found in different environments – either light sand, or dark lava rock. In this extension assignment, we will connect that material to our earlier understanding of genetics by investigating the specific mutations to the melanin coding gene Mc1r that result in the darker mouse phenotype.

Today

Open up the file Molecular Genetics of the Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice and read the introductory sections: The Rock Pocket Mouse, The MC1R gene, and Gene Mutation (including subsections “Types of mutations”, and “Potential effects a gene mutation has on a protein”). Once you’ve finished reading, use the codon circle on page 6 of the document to translate the mRNA sequences of the first gene table into amino acids.

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What could you to make an uncooked egg fit into a wide mouth glass bottle without breaking the egg or the bottle? The opening of the bottle is just slightly too small.

Printable: 2 Newsela Topics

How newspapers work: daily news and editorials or America’s newspapers chronicled the struggle for women’s rights

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Pathogens are types of microorganisms which cause disease. The four main types of pathogens that cause disease in humans are:

  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Parasites
  • Fungi

Transmission is when a disease spreads. There are many ways in which a disease can pass between organisms. We divide the ways they spread into 2 main categories: Direct contact and Indirect contact.

What types of things do you imagine would qualify as Direct contact?

How about Indirect contact?

11th Grade Health

What is the difference between hunger and appetite?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, choose a concept you are working on in one of your classes (e.g. character analysis, cells, triangles, etc). Set an 8 minute timer and compile a list of the most reputable sources you can find about this topic. Keep that list somewhere (I suggest a Google Document).
  • Research tip: when compiling a list of resources, don’t just save the url hyperlink – – write down the name of the resource and a short, one-sentence description of what the resource is, and THEN save the hyperlink.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – your choice!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

Learn Something New or Declutter your room: 15 minutes

Learn something new: Have you wanted to get into drawing, learning a musical instrument, even a new language? Now’s a great time to make a start.

How To:

  • If you want to learn a new language, Duolingois an awesome free language learning program you can access from your computer or phone.
  • YouTube has great free online tutorials for pretty much everything.

Or…

Declutter your room: If you’re suddenly spending a lot more time at home, it can help to have an environment that feels good to you. Instead of getting all Marie Kondo and trying to overhaul your whole space in a day, try decluttering for five to 15 mins a day.

How to:

  • Pick a shelf to start with, or pick up five things and find a home for them.

Reference:  https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about how your book has impacted the way you think about a specific subject or topic.

Which One Doesn’t Belong? (Graphs)

Click here, and explore each of the sets of graphs.

Can you make a case to exclude any item?

9th Grade

Work on any of the chapters you didn’t complete!

10th Grade

Continuing work on the Molecular Genetics of the Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice, complete gene table 2. Then, compare the light-colored (wild-type) mouse in table 1 with the dark-colored (mutant) mouse in table 2.

  • Identify the five mutations to the Mc1r gene resulting in the darker coat color.
  • Shade any silent mutations in gene table 2 with a blue colored pencil, highlighter, or marker.
  • Shade any missense mutations in gene table 2 with a red colored pencil, highlighter, or marker.

Shade any nonsense mutations in gene table 2 with a green colored pencil, highlighter, or marker.

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Can you make two ping-pong balls float in the air flow of a hair dryer at the same time, without hitting each other? Hint: use the cool setting on the hair dryer.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

https://media.nationalgeographic.org/assets/file/MethodsOfDiseaseTransmission.pdf

Go to this infographic and explore the different ways that disease spreads.What piece of information did you find the most surprising?

11th Grade Health

What is the Bliss Point when dealing with taste?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, choose one or two of the resources you compiled yesterday. Spend no more than 12 minutes per resource investigating what it has to offer. Take notes on what you think is useful about each resource, and what it DOESN’T give you that you would like.
  • Research tip: when taking this kind of research notes, you aren’t just trying to learn from the resource – you are evaluating the EFFECTIVENESS of the resource at the same time!

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

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Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – your choice!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

Meditation: 10 minutes

How To:

  • Read these steps, make sure you’re somewhere where you can relax into this process, set a timer, and go
  1. Take a seat: Find a place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
  2. Set a time limit 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Notice your body: You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.
  4. Feel your breath: Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
  5. Notice when your mind has wandered: Inevitably, your attention will leave the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.
  6. Be kind to your wandering mind: Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.
  7. Close with kindness:  When you’re ready, gently lift your gaze (if your eyes are closed, open them). Take a moment and notice any sounds in the environment. Notice how your body feels right now. Notice your thoughts and emotions.

Reference:  https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write a recommendation for your book that includes details to get another student interested in your book.

Go For The Gold

For orientation days at the University of Waterloo, various activities are available for incoming students to participate in. One activity is a simple game in which students reach into a box and randomly select a golf ball.

Explore how to change probabilities by adding or subtracting the number of items possible. Click here for more details.        Solution

9th Grade

Work on any chapters you haven’t yet finished.

10th Grade

Continuing work on the Molecular Genetics of the Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice, complete questions 1-5.

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

How can you push a wooden skewer through a balloon without popping it, creating a “balloon kebab?”

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

https://media.nationalgeographic.org/assets/file/InfectiousAgents_InfectousAgents_Infographic_final_LOCKED.pdf

This infographic summarizes the different pathogens that can make us sick. Which one do you find most fascinating? What can you do to learn more about it?

11th Grade Health

What are food additives?  How are they used?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, choose one or two MORE of the resources you compiled on Monday. Spend no more than 12 minutes per resource investigating what it has to offer. Take notes on what you think is useful about each resource, and what it DOESN’T give you that you would like.
  • Research tip: it can be helpful to create essentially a pros/cons list for each resource.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

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Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

Contact your teacher directly for additional supports!

Take a Break from the news and your phone today:

Between the news and social media, we’re all feeling saturated by coronavirus updates right now. It’s important to stay informed, but…

How To:

  • Try to limit your media intake to a couple of times a day and use trusted news sources.
  • If you catch yourself turning to social media because you’re feeling isolated, take a break and spend time on another activity that you enjoy.

Reference:  https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. How did your ability to choose your book impact your feelings about reading it? Write a journal entry explaining your answer.

What Are We Eating?

The mathematical purpose of this lesson is for students to interpret distributions and match them to situations.

Click here to explore ideas of estimation and apply scenarios to different types of graphs.

9th Grade

Work on any of the chapters you haven’t yet completed.

10th Grade

Continuing work on the Molecular Genetics of the Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice, complete questions 6-10.

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

If you placed honey, water, isopropyl alcohol, dish soap, and oil in a glass without shaking, in what order would they layer? What if you also added a piece of rice, a popcorn kernel, a nail, or an ice cube? Can you find something solid in or around your home that would float in each layer?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

https://www.historyofvaccines.org/timeline/all

This interactive tool gives you a way to explore the history of vaccine development.

11th Grade Health

What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)? How do we use it?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, either continue to investigate resources you compiled on Monday, if you have any left (see yesterday’s and Tuesday’s lessons), OR, do yet another 8-minute research session on the same topic to see what else you can come up with.
  • Research tip: remember that you have other research resources available to you beyond Google, such as GALE or even textbooks and other print resources in your home!

Any Day

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Every Day

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Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Go for a walk: 20 minutes

How To:

  • Dress in comfortable walking gear and head out the front door. You can just walk around the block a couple times or find a path/route that you enjoy.
  • Take the time to enjoy the beauty outside… flowers blooming, birds singing. It’s a beautiful spring.
  • You will be surprised at how a short walk can improve your mood, refresh your mind, and increase your energy level.
  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about what you’ve learned about culture by reading your book.

Sorting Functions

Click here to find four unique graphs, four equations, four tables, and four rules. Your task is to match each graph with an equation, a table and a rule

Why are they different? How are they the same?.

Solution

9th Grade

Work on any chapters you haven’t yet completed.

10th Grade

Continuing work on the Molecular Genetics of the Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice, complete questions 11-16.

11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Explain why when you add 100 ml ethanol to 100 ml water, you only get 192 ml solution.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Create a poster or a short video that teaches about the importance of hand washing for preventing disease. Remember to include a hook and evidence about why it is so important.

11th Grade Health

What is pasteurization and what food products use this process?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Quick Research Week! The goal of this week is to establish and practice healthy and effective research habits. Today, go through all of your resources that you considered to be effective and useful, and write up a pretend Works Cited page, using MLA format!
  • Research tip: The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University is my preferred resource to remind myself of citation rules. Sure, there are websites that will create citations for you, but you still need to know what information is required.
  • Reflection: Take some time to reflect on (maybe even in a journal entry??) how your research went this week. What can you take away from this week’s exercises that could help inform your research practice in the future?

Any Day

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Every Day

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Today

Educational Videos
Much like Choral Music Listening Journal, take some time to watch some interesting videos relating to music and how it connects to our lives and write down interesting facts or questions you may have after watching the videos.
TedTalk – Music as a Language: Victor Wooten
Music Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty with Jacob Collier and Herbie Hancock
Ben Folds Composes a Song Live for Orchestra in 10 minutes
TedTalk – How to Translate the Feeling into Sound: Claudio

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Google Arts & Culture Online
Visit the Colosseum or see the cave paintings at the Lascaux caves from your couch. This site has many various tours, Google Maps images, videos and articles to show you the world.

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Reflection Friday Journal: 10 minutes

How to:

  • Remember, get in your quiet space and prepare your journaling method (notebook, paper, online)
  • Today your journal is going to be focused on reflection. Think about how your week has gone. Think about how you are feeling about distance learning and how things went this week.
  • Dive in and start writing for 5 to 10 minutes. Begin sentences with, “I feel…,” or “This past week has felt…”
  • Re-read your entry. Do you notice anything? Add anything you want to at the end.

References:  https://empoweringeducation.org/journaling-as-a-social-emotional-practice/

https://penzu.com/how-to-start-and-write-a-journal

Closure Week 7 (May 3 – May 9)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about how your current text has affected you as a reader.

Fewest Squares

This activity from YoucubedAtHome is for all grade levels. Students draw an 11×13 grid and try to find the fewest number of squares they can use to cover it without overlap or extending outside the grid. How about for other grid sizes? Our students have worked this question for hours at a time!

9th Grade

Continue working on any activities you didn’t complete.

10th Grade

Lesson Overview

Featured Article: “How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells” by Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer

The virus that causes Covid-19 is spreading around the world. At least six other types of coronavirus are known to infect humans, with some causing the common cold and two causing outbreaks: SARS and MERS.

In this lesson, you will learn how the coronavirus is structured, how it spreads and how it attacks the body. Then, you will inform others in your community about this scientific knowledge to help them stay safe and be more aware.

Warm Up

  1. What do you know about the science behind the coronavirus?
  2. Where have you learned that information?
  3. What kinds of sources have you used?
  4. Have you studied germs, diseases or cells before?

Think about what you know about how cells interact with one another. Then, scroll through Featured Article: “How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells” by Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer

What are you able to notice about how the coronavirus affects cells simply based on the images?

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Is it possible to learn “too much?” Why or why not?

Printable: 2 Newsela Topics

There’s a fight going on in schools over when history begins or How can we improve U.S. history and civics classes?

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

  • Read these facts about the intestines. Share at least one of these facts with someone today!
  • In an adult, the small intestine measures about 16 feet (on average), and is about 1-2 inches in diameter.
  • If the small intestine were just a simple tube, it would have a surface area of only about ½ square meter, or about the size of a chair. However, the small intestine has a very complex inner lining, which is made up of millions of little fingers (called villi), which increase the area to about 200 square meters, or about the size of a tennis court!
  • Food can be held in the small intestine from anywhere from 1 to 4 hours. During this time, most of the chemical digestion of food takes place (and most of the absorption as well).
  • Your small and large intestines have muscles in them (called smooth muscle) that move food through the intestines. These muscles allow all of the food you eat to go through your system, often defying gravity to do so – this means that you could in fact eat upside down!
  • The large intestine is actually shorter than the small intestine, only being about 5 feet long in an adult. The intestines are named for how wide they are, not how long they are.
  • In your lifetime, the digestive system (mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver) will handle over 50 tons of food and liquid!
    Food absorbed in the intestines goes directly to the liver through a large vein called the portal vein.
  • The large intestine makes an upside down “U” in your abdomen. It goes from the bottom right side, up to your ribs, across to your left side, and down to the bottom right side, eventually going down to the middle and connecting to your rectum.
  • Gas that builds up in your large intestine causes flatulence. Most of these gasses are produced by friendly bacteria that live in your large intestine, and allow us to absorb different vitamins and nutrients that we can’t otherwise absorb. This gas usually takes about 30-45 minutes to pass through your system.
  • In the large intestine, mainly water is absorbed. Food can last in the large intestine from 18 hours to 2 days sometimes!
  • Humans can live without a large intestine, like people who have to have it removed because something bad happens to it. Since they can’t absorb all the water from their poop, it becomes really liquid, almost like diarrhea.
  • Most of the digestive enzymes in the small intestine actually come from the pancreas.

11th Grade Health

What is the difference between feeling sad and depression?

Remember that sadness is an emotion and depression is a condition…

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on these questions.

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc

Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a short news/nonfiction article (online or in a newspaper or magazine). Don’t spend too much time looking for one. Skim it over once, and then read it aloud as though you are giving a World Report style speech. Bonus: find an audience member to “perform” to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – your choice!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

Feel comfortable in your own skin: 10 minutes

Do you want to feel more comfortable in your skin? You are not alone! There are many things we can do to feel more comfortable and confident with ourselves.

How To:

  • Read the below attached short article from Tiny Buddha to learn more about becoming comfortable and confident in your skin!
  • This quick, relatable story about body positivity describes do-able mindset changes to help you get started on your journey to feeling more comfortable in your skin. Everyone deserves to love themselves for who they are.

Link to article – https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-feel-comfortable-in-your-own-skin/

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/feel-comfortable-in-your-skin/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about how your reading process has been improved or changed.

Mathematical Art

This activity from YoucubedAtHome is for all grade levels. We encourage students to expand this activity and discuss the math you see in public art AND ANYWHERE! (Really anywhere! nature, architecture, street signs, etc.) Are there interesting shapes? Angles? Patterns?

There is so much to see out there!

9th Grade

Work on any of the chapters you didn’t complete!

10th Grade

Questions for Writing and Discussion

Read How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells” by Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer then answer the following questions:

  1. How does the coronavirus enter and leave the body? Based on that information, what are ways to prevent the coronavirus from entering your body?
  2. What is viral RNA? How does it affect the infected cell?
  3. Why don’t antibiotics work against viruses? Are there any medications that treat viral infections?
  4. How does the coronavirus infection progress and spread through the body?
  5. What does the immune system do to try to fight the virus?
  6. How might a vaccine be able to prevent the coronavirus? Use your knowledge of how the flu vaccine works to support your point.

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

How can we be sure that the universe beyond our world is truly “infinite”?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Read this selection on Germs

Our bodies are pretty amazing. Day after day, they work hard digesting food, pumping blood and oxygen, sending signals from our brains and much more. But there is a group of tiny invaders that can make our bodies sick; they are called germs. Some people may think that germs are bugs or cooties or other gross stuff. Actually, germs are tiny organisms, or living things, that can cause disease. Germs are so small and sneaky that they creep into our bodies without being noticed. In fact, germs are so tiny that you need to use a microscope to see them. When they get in our bodies, we don’t know what hit us until we have symptoms that say we’ve been attacked!

Germs have favorite places to live, preferred ways to travel, and if they are harmful, their own unique ways of causing disease. Germs can live in or on dirt, water, countertops, our skin, our intestines, and in many other places around us. Some germs can survive on their own while others prefer living in people or animals. Some germs live only in hot areas of the world while others live only in cold areas. When germs find a place that is good for them, they multiply and set up a home for themselves.

The three major types of germs are: bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can invade plants, animals, and people, and sometimes their presence makes us sick.

Answer the following multiple choice questions, using the text for evidence:

1) Which of the following is NOT one of the three major types of germs?

A: Bacteria

B: Viruses

C: Yeast

D: Fungi

2) All of the following are ways to be exposed to germs EXCEPT:

A: Breathing

B: Touching

C: Drinking

D: Walking

11th Grade Health

What are 5 warning signs of depression?  If you see signs of depression from a friend or family member… What should you do?  Have a discussion with a family member or a friend.

Who or where can you seek help for depression?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc

Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a poem (online, in a book, song lyrics). Don’t spend too much time looking for one, and try not to choose one you are very familiar with. Skim it over once, and then perform it aloud. Bonus: find an audience member to read to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – your choice!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

Meditation: 10 minutes

How To:

  • Read these steps, make sure you’re somewhere where you can relax into this process, set a timer, and go.
  1. Take a seat: Find a place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
  2. Set a time limit 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Notice your body: You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.
  4. Feel your breath: Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
  5. Notice when your mind has wandered: Inevitably, your attention will leave the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.
  6. Be kind to your wandering mind: Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.
  7. Close with kindness:  When you’re ready, gently lift your gaze (if your eyes are closed, open them). Take a moment and notice any sounds in the environment. Notice how your body feels right now. Notice your thoughts and emotions.

Reference:  https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about the personal connections you are making with the text.

Incomplete Sets

Click here, and explore each of the incomplete sets.

How could you find objects to complete each set?

9th Grade

Work on any chapters you haven’t yet finished.

10th Grade

Going Further

The featured article explains how the coronavirus attacks cells, but it leaves unanswered many other questions about what happens when somebody is infected. Pam Belluck’s article “What Does the Coronavirus Do to the Body? addresses many of those questions, including:

  1. How does that process of hijacking cells cause respiratory problems?
  2. What trajectory does the virus take in the lungs?
  3. Are the lungs the only part of the body affected?
  4. Why do some people get very ill but most don’t?
  5. What do scientists still not know about coronavirus patients?

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What is the one scientific breakthrough that would provide the biggest benefit to humanity? The biggest threat?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Read this selection on Germs & answer the questions to check your comprehension.

Bacteria are tiny, one-celled creatures that get nutrients from their environments in order to live. In some cases, that environment is a human body. Bacteria can reproduce outside of the body or within the body as they cause infections. Some infections that bacteria can cause include ear infections, sore throats, cavities, and pneumonia. But not all bacteria are bad. Some bacteria are good for our bodies and help keep things in balance. Good bacteria live in our intestines and help us use the nutrients in the food we eat and make waste from what’s left over. We couldn’t make the most of a healthy meal without these important helper germs. Some bacteria are also used by scientists in labs to produce medicines and vaccines.

Viruses need to be inside living cells to grow and reproduce. Most viruses can’t survive very long if they’re not inside a living thing like a plant, animal, or person. Whatever a virus lives in is called its host. When viruses get inside people’s bodies, they can spread and make people sick. Viruses cause chickenpox, measles, flu, and many other diseases. Because some viruses can live for a short time on something like a doorknob or countertop, be sure to wash your hands regularly.

Fungi are multi-celled plant-like organisms. Unlike other plants, fungi cannot make their own food from soil, water, and air. Instead, fungi get their nutrition from plants, people, and animals. They love to live in damp, warm places, and many fungi are not dangerous in healthy people. An example of something caused by fungi is athlete’s foot, that itchy rash that teens and adults sometimes get between their toes.

Germs spread in different ways. To catch an infectious disease, a person first needs to be exposed to a harmful germ by touching, eating or drinking, breathing, sexual contact, needles, blood transfusions, or getting bitten. Adopting healthy habits are the best and easiest way to prevent the spread of germs every day.

In summary, germs are tiny living organisms that can cause diseases are have other harmful effects on living things. The three types of germs include bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Answer the following multiple choice questions, using the text for evidence:

1) When germs find a place that is good for them, they do which of the following?

A: Multiply

B: Die

C: Hibernate

D: Dissolve

2) Which of the following germs are tiny, one-celled creatures that get nutrients from their environments in order to live?

A: Viruses

B: Bacteria

C: Fungi

D: Proteins

3) Which of the following germs need to be inside living cells to grow and reproduce?

A: Viruses

B: Bacteria

C: Fungi

D: Proteins

11th Grade Health

What are stigmas?  How can stigmas be harmful to a person’s well being? We label people everyday… Where do you see labeling in your lives on a daily basis?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the question.

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc

Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a short news/nonfiction article (online or in a newspaper or magazine). Don’t spend too much time looking for one. Skim it over once, and then read it aloud as though you are giving a World Report style speech. Bonus: find an audience member to “perform” to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

Contact your teacher directly for additional supports!

Watch a movie/TV show that makes you laugh: 30 minutes to 2 hours

How To:

  • Distraction can be a good thing. Watch something that makes you laugh and lightens your mood.
  • “Nothing helps the spirit soar as much as laughter. It helps me see the world through younger eyes and reminds me that, no matter what, every moment contains hope and possibilities.”

Reference:  https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-feel-comfortable-in-your-own-skin/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about what you’ve learned about history or society from your text.

Sandwich Shop

Carmen is putting together a business plan for her sandwich restaurant, Subs Away, so she can expand to another location. She wants to include some information about recent sales but only has certain information about last month’s sales. Click here for more information on how to help Carmen with her business plan.

9th Grade

Work on any of the chapters you haven’t yet completed.

10th Grade

Use Ms. Belluck’s article in conjunction with the featured article to educate others about the science behind the coronavirus outbreak. You can create a video, design a poster, make a slide show or produce some other visually engaging medium to communicate this information.

Make sure that whatever you create is accessible to a range of audiences. If you use scientific language or abbreviations, be sure to define them for your audience. Try to use visuals to hold your audience’s attention and to make scientific concepts clear.

You might want to give yourself a challenge, such as educating a 7-year-old about the coronavirus, or using images and only five words to teach someone about it.

In your creation, give science-backed recommendations for people in your community about how to prevent the virus. Several ideas were mentioned in the article, but to learn more you can also read this advice from The Times (https://www.nytimes.com/article/flatten-curve-coronavirus.html).

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What is the one scientific breakthrough that would provide the biggest threat to humanity?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Read this selection on The Immune System

The human body often takes care of itself without the person who owns the body knows what is happening. The body takes care of itself through its immune system. The immune system is in charge of keeping the body safe from invading germs that try to attack it every day. The immune system involves the different organs of the body and works together with the blood system.

The immune system defends the body against attacks by germs and bacteria. The system includes the skin, white blood cells, and the lymph system. The immune system works like a fort protecting the body and will increase its defenses when it is necessary.

The skin is the first defense against germs entering the body and it covers like a guard against harmful bacteria. Keeping the body clean is quite important since it is the first place the germs attack. Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals take great care in washing their hands because they know the germs can easily spread through contact with the skin.

The white blood cells are the watchers of the blood. There are three types of white blood cells called lymphocytes, neutrophils, and macrophages. Each has their own roles. White blood cells are made constantly since they live for a few weeks. Other types of white blood cells attack germs and bacteria when they are detected in the body. A tiny drop of blood contains up to 25,000 white blood cells.

The lymphocytes are most vital because they attack two kinds of infections: viral and bacterial. T cells and B cells are two types of lymphocytes. T cells find hidden germs or unhealthy cells and destroy them. The B cells produce antibodies and are used for specific germs. It will attach itself to the germ and then other white blood cells know it needs to be destroyed.

The lymphocytes are part of the lymph system. Lymph fluid travels to different parts of the body where it will pick up bacteria and viruses. It carries them to lymph nodes, which are glands that collect and destroy it before it travels to the rest of the body.

Some germs, though, actually help make the immune system stronger. The body remembers the bad germs that attack it and then is ready for it if it comes back to cause problems again. It is important for the body to be exposed to some germs because the immune system can then fight off the germs when they come back. This is how a vaccine works. A weak virus is actually injected into the body for the immune system to fight against.

Allergies are the result of the immune system attacking too often. The system falsely believes the food product or other item is a bacteria or virus so it begins to attack it, which causes symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, sore throat, hives, and stomach cramps.

Sometimes the immune system attacks healthy cells too. When this happens, the person will have an autoimmune disease. The body believes its own cells are unhealthy. If someone has this disease it can cause a variety of problems and must be controlled by medication.

Finally, reducing stress and getting enough sleep are two ways in keeping the immune system healthy. The immune system will begin to break down if the body gets less than five hours sleep, and stress also slows down the immune system.

In summary, the immune system is important for keeping the body healthy and strong.

11th Grade Health

Interview your friends (via phone or direct messaging) or family to find out some different ways that people can ask each other if they are okay.

Example on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBwwosvCF0c

You can look for other example videos as well. We worked on this last week too. (Seize The Awkward)

How would you ask a friend if they were doing okay? Practice asking are you ok.

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc

Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a poem (online, in a book, song lyrics). Don’t spend too much time looking for one, and try not to choose one you are very familiar with. Skim it over once, and then perform it aloud. Bonus: find an audience member to read to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Smile at yourself in the mirror for just 1 minute!

How To:

  • Become more confident and comfortable with who you are! Research shows us that smiles are powerful, they can even release certain neuropeptides that can help you feel better. That means smiling can actually trick your brain into creating positive emotions.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/smile-at-yourself/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about how you have improved as a reader by reading your book.

More Cake Please! 

For Amanda’s birthday, Rhett made an amazing, cylindrical, chocolate cream cheesecake. The radius and height of the cake were the same. Rhett cut the cake into 8 congruent slices and ate the first slice for quality control purposes. Click here to explore how the volume and surface are changed as they removed each slice.

Solution

9th Grade

Work on any chapters you haven’t yet completed.

10th Grade

Use Ms. Belluck’s article in conjunction with the featured article to educate others about the science behind the coronavirus outbreak. You can create a video, design a poster, make a slide show or produce some other visually engaging medium to communicate this information.

Make sure that whatever you create is accessible to a range of audiences. If you use scientific language or abbreviations, be sure to define them for your audience. Try to use visuals to hold your audience’s attention and to make scientific concepts clear.

You might want to give yourself a challenge, such as educating a 7-year-old about the coronavirus, or using images and only five words to teach someone about it.

In your creation, give science-backed recommendations for people in your community about how to prevent the virus. Several ideas were mentioned in the article, but to learn more you can also read this advice from The Times (https://www.nytimes.com/article/flatten-curve-coronavirus.html).

11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Should we consider colonizing the rest of the galaxy? Why or why not?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Answer the following multiple choice questions, using the text  from the reading  on Day 24 for evidence:

1) The immune system includes all of the following EXCEPT:

A: Bones

B: Skin

C: Lymph system

D: White blood cells

2) The first defense against germs entering the body is which of the following?

A: White blood cells

B: Skin

C: Bones

D: Lymph system

3) The most vital part of the white blood cells is which of the following?

A: Lymph nodes

B: Neutrophils

C: Macrophages

D: Lymphocytes

4) Which of the following is a result of the immune system attacking too often?

A: Auto-immune disease

B: Germs

C: Allergies

D: All of the above

5) Which of the following are two kinds of lymphocytes?

A: A cells and D cells

B: B cells and T cells

C: A cells and T cells

D: D cells and B cells

6) Which of the following is helpful in strengthening the immune system?

A: Getting enough sleep

B: Avoiding stress

C: Both A and B

D: Neither A or B

11th Grade Health

What are 10 warning signs of suicide?  Would you know what to do if

you see someone showing any of those signs? Remember… Some people don’t show signs so How would you know if they are dealing with tough times?

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board.

Spanish 1 thru 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Guerrilla Reading Week! The goal of this week is to get comfortable doing an unplanned reading of something you aren’t very familiar with. Today, find a reading of your choice (online, in a book, etc). Don’t spend too much time looking for one, and try not to choose one you are very familiar with. Skim it over once, and then perform it aloud. Bonus: find an audience member to read to, and have them give you feedback (if they are able to speak – cats and baby siblings make great audience members, but aren’t great with feedback).
  • Reflection: Take some time to reflect on (maybe even in a journal entry??) how your reading went this week. Has your comfort and fluency improved?

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Educational Videos
Much like Choral Music Listening Journal, take some time to watch some interesting videos relating to music and how it connects to our lives and write down interesting facts or questions you may have after watching the videos.
TedTalk – Music as a Language: Victor Wooten
Music Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty with Jacob Collier and Herbie Hancock
Ben Folds Composes a Song Live for Orchestra in 10 minutes
TedTalk – How to Translate the Feeling into Sound: Claudio

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Google Arts & Culture Online
Visit the Colosseum or see the cave paintings at the Lascaux caves from your couch. This site has many various tours, Google Maps images, videos and articles to show you the world.

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Reflection Friday Journal: 10 minutes

How to:

  • Remember, get in your quiet space and prepare your journaling method (notebook, paper, online)
  • Today your journal is going to be focused on reflection. Think about how your week has gone. Think about how you are feeling about distance learning and how things went this week.
  • Dive in and start writing for 5 to 10 minutes. Begin sentences with, “I feel…,” or “This past week has felt…”
  • Re-read your entry. Do you notice anything? Add anything you want to at the end.

References:  https://empoweringeducation.org/journaling-as-a-social-emotional-practice/

https://penzu.com/how-to-start-and-write-a-journal

Closure Week 6 (April 26 – May 2)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Choose a character or person from your book. For 5-10 minutes, respond to these interview questions as though you were this character. Based on their perspective and experiences, how would they respond?

Explore a “Ponzi Pyramid Scheme” – Why are they illegal?

Click here for details.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 16: Weight

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Is there inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance? Why do you feel this way?

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Create a Google Slide or paper poster that outlines personal stress management strategies you can use.  Include the following on your slide:

    1. 3 healthy stress management strategies.
    2. Describe how and when you could use your strategies (ex. To help ease my stress before a test I take three deep breaths).
    3. 3 images to help make your slide informative and eye-catching.

11th Grade Health

What are the five stages of Grief and how can you help someone going through each      stage?  Which stage is the toughest to get through?  Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on this topic.

French 1

Choose an activity from the French Activity Board. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bPLc6LC3b4d5so9xfs0nZtCa36dYGwH_7DuJrAmJ1lk/edit?usp=sharing

Spanish 1 & 2

Spanish 3 & 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JnjWQt5law7NcltLCktxVAX2JZEgdWnJPCUjyzaG_GU/edit?usp=sharing

Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three movies or tv shows you have watched lately, write them down on slips of paper, and draw one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the show. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a point about the show.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Fresh

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

My Career Plan

Step 1:

Explore career opportunities in the State of Oregon!

  • Select the Occupation Type that interests you and choose one of the occupations to see a basic description, wage information, educational requirements, skills and abilities needed, etc.
  • Continue your research by selecting the links to the Schools and Training Providers associated with the occupation.

VISIT LINK: Oregon Career Explorer

Step 2: Explore career opportunities in the United States!

  • Search by 1) Occupation Group 2) By filtering search features such as salary, education, etc. or 3) Visit the A-Z Index with a complete alphabetical list of every occupation in the U.S.!
  • Look for basic job description, wage information, educational requirements, skills and abilities needed, etc.

VISIT LINK: U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook

Step 3: Create a list of careers you are interested in and gather information about them:

  • Job Description & Work Environment
  • Educational Requirements/Training
  • Salary
  1. Meditation Walk: 20 minutes

How to:

  • Walking meditations are best done outside or in a spacious room.
  • Set aside at least 20 minutes.
  • Minimize distractions by muting your phone or leaving it behind.
  • Choose a walking path that you are familiar with.
  • Begin walking at a slow, comfortable pace.
  • As thoughts come to your mind, gently let them go and return your focus to your surroundings.
  • When you feel ready, focus on the sensations you feel in your body (toes, ankles, knees, legs, shoulders, elbows, hands, neck, jaw, and face).
  • Remember to breathe deeply and find a comfortable breath rhythm

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Walk for as long as you’d like! Don’t be afraid to work your way up to longer meditations.
  • For added benefit, make a list of the things that you noticed on your walk once you’ve returned.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/walk-for-balance/

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Or watch this Ted Talk: Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability Think about the ways the speaker structures her message. How was the information engaging, persuasive, and relevant?

Which One Doesn’t Belong? (Numbers)

Click here, and explore each of the sets of numbers.

Can you make a case to exclude any item?

9th Grade

Chapter 17: Thermal Energy

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

How can we predict what life will be like 30 years from now?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Write a journal response OR create a short video of yourself responding to this prompt:

Describe a time that you were stressed out. How did stress feel in your body? What did you do to manage the stress? Would you say that your coping skills were healthy or unhealthy? Why?

11th Grade Health

What is a Traumatic Event? Can you name 5?   How can you help someone going through one? Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on this topic.

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

  • Reading
  • Activity: Think about your own experience learning a new language. What are three (3) ways that learning another language can help you connect to the world around you? Consider writing out your answers in the form of a reflection (in English), or sharing your answers with someone in your life (a family member, a pet, or by calling/messaging with a friend).

Spanish 3 & 4

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three random images from your camera roll, the internet, or a photo album in your house. Select one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the image. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a claim about the photograph.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Spoon

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

Talk to your teacher for more activities and supports.

Journal: 10 minutes

How to:

  • Remember, get in your quiet space and prepare your journaling method (notebook, paper, online)
  • Today your journal is going to be focused on doing something kind for someone. Think about what others do that makes you feel better or brightens your day. Then think about what would help your family or friends feel better or what would make their day.
  • Dive in and start writing for 5 to 10 minutes. Begin sentences with, “It made me really happy when…” “I think something I can do is…”
  • Re-read your entry. Do you notice anything? Add anything you want to at the end.

References:  https://empoweringeducation.org/journaling-as-a-social-emotional-practice/

https://penzu.com/how-to-start-and-write-a-journal

  1. Read for 30 minutes. OR read this article. What Role Should Celebrities Have During the Coronavirus Crisis?
  2. Reflect on the questions at the bottom of the article. What is your opinion? Why?

Oh Hail the Elephant!

This problem introduces students to one of the world’s unsolved problems in mathematics, which is, in itself very cool. It involves a sequence of numbers called a Hailstone sequence. It is called this because the numbers go up and down again. For example:

20 – 10 – 5 – 16 – 8 – 4 – 2 – 1

Click here to explore what is happening in this sequence.

9th Grade

Chapter 18: Temperature

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What do you think would be humanity’s reaction to the discovery of extraterrestrial life?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Work on this reading and the questions below over the course of today and tomorrow:

Read this selection Calories & Nutrition

Everybody needs to eat to survive. People eat all kinds of foods with a wide variety of ingredients, vitamins, nutrients and other substances that are helpful for the body. One of the things many people give close attention to, though, is the number of calories a food or drink product may contain. A calorie is a unit of energy. Nearly every food and drink product contain some calories, and some have many more calories than others. Calories are usually listed as a number per serving.

Calories are usually associated with food items, but other substances contain calories as well. For example, a gallon of gasoline contains about 31,000,000 calories. (Do not drink gasoline.) Gasoline contains energy for a car and other motorized vehicles.

A calorie is the amount of energy or heat, it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, and one calorie is equal to 4.184 joules, which is a common unit of energy used in physical sciences.

In addition, when calories are listed on food items, the calories are actually kilocalories because 1,000 calories = 1 kilocalorie. A food calorie contains 4,184 joules. With this in mind, a can of soda with 200 food calories listed on its label contains 200,000 regular calories. The gallon of gasoline would contain 31,000 kilocalories. If a person burns 100 calories, it actually means they burned 100 kilocalories.

Calories are necessary because they contain energy for a human to survive, which includes breathing, moving, and pumping blood. The energy humans need come from the calories in the food eaten each day. The number of calories in a food product is measured by how much potential energy the food contains.

For example, a gram of carbohydrates has 4 calories, a gram of protein has 4 calories, and a gram of fat has 9 calories. To determine the number of calories a food item contains, a person can find the number of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins a food product contains which then determines the amount of energy provided by the food. Nutritional labels of all food items show the number of calories provided by a single serving.

Once a person eats the food item, the body burns or uses the calories through metabolic processes, which break carbohydrates into glucose and other sugars, the fats into glycerol and fatty acids and the proteins into amino acids. All nutrients your body needs to survive. The molecules are then transported through the bloodstream to the cells of the body, where they are either absorbed for immediate use or sent to a final stage of metabolism where they are stored.

The number of calories needed is different for every person. The average number of calories most people need is about 2,000 per day. The food labels usually show the nutrients and vitamins needed based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. The height, weight, gender, age, and activity level of a person determines the number of calories needed each day.

If a person takes in more calories than needed, the person will usually gain more weight. If a person does not get enough calories needed for their body, they will lose weight. However, the speed in which the body burns calories may change as well. Exercise increases a person’s metabolism, which means the calories will be burned faster. In addition, some people have a higher metabolism rate than other people, even if they are not exercising.

Finally, not all calories from foods are healthy. Calories from nutrient-dense sources such as vegetables, lean proteins, fruit, nuts, & beans tend to be a better choice for us to fuel our bodies with.

Self-Check

All the following provide energy for the body EXCEPT:

A: Fats

B: Proteins

C: Metabolic processes

D: Carbohydrates

11th Grade Health

What is the difference between Epidemic and Pandemic?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the question.

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three random items in the room you are in. Select one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the item. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a claim about the item.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

Contact your teacher directly for additional supports!

Do Something Kind for Someone: 10 minutes

Research has shown that doing something kind for someone else can make us happier.

How to:

  • Think of a person in your life who may need help. The person may be a sibling, parent, grandparent, friend, or teacher.
  • Take a moment to consider how you can show kindness towards this person. Are they overwhelmed with school, having trouble keeping the house clean, need help cooking dinner, do they need help with childcare, do they need help with a task that you are very good at, or do they just need someone to talk to?
  • Choose one kind thing you can do to help and do it.
  • When you are done, consider… did it work? Did this experience change anything about you or your relationship with this person? Did it even shift your perspective a little bit?

Reference:  https://medium.com/authority-magazine/research-has-shown-that-doing-something-kind-for-someone-else-can-make-us-happier-with-author-dr-cbcb33f4d7ce

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Number Visuals

Click here to explore an activity where students color-code collections of circles as they look for patterns. They can do this directly on a tablet, or you can print them out for the whole family, pull out some crayons, and use them as dinner mats. Patterns for all grade levels available.

9th Grade

Chapter 19: Heat

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What is the most beneficial approach to cleaning up our environment and why do you feel this way?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Continue/finish yesterday’s reading and assignment.

11th Grade Health

Now that we have been out of school for about 5 weeks… How has the Covid19 virus changed your way of life?

  • Sleeping habits
  • Eating habits
  • Social life
  • Physical activity
  • Home life
  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three foods you have eaten lately. Select one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the food. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a claim about the food.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Make a music playlist or Declutter for ten minutes: 10 minutes

Music can make us feel so much better

How To:

  • Hop on Spotify and make a playlist with your fave songs. You could make a group playlist and ask your friends to add five of their favorite songs as well. If you want to get fancy, you could make several playlists for different moods/vibes (e.g. rainy day, feeling happy, etc.).

Or, if you do not have access to music, Declutter for ten minutes. If you’re suddenly spending a lot more time at home, it can help to have an environment that feels good to you.

How To:

  • Instead of getting all Marie Kondo and trying to overhaul your whole space in a day, try decluttering for five to ten mins a day. Pick a shelf to start with, or pick up five things and find a home for them.

Reference: https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Ice Cream Scoop

In shops with lots of ice-cream flavors there are many different flavor combinations, even with only a 2-scoop cone.  With 1 ice-cream flavor there is 1 kind of 2-scoop ice cream, but with 2 flavors there are 3 possible combinations (e.g. vanilla/vanilla, chocolate/chocolate, and vanilla/chocolate).

  • How many kinds of 2-scoop cones are there with 10 flavors?
  • How about 31 flavors? What about “n” flavors?

Email your math teacher to check your solution.

9th Grade

Work on any chapters you haven’t yet completed.

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

How far should human beings go with technological augmentations to the human body? Why?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Read this selection about Digestions to better understand how our bodies get energy & nutrients from our food.

When a person begins to eat food, the body’s digestive system begins to work. The digestive system is the system of the body that is responsible for breaking down the food a person eats. The process of food being broken down is called digestion. Digestion allows the body to receive the nutrients and the energy from the food that is eaten. During digestion, all of the food a person eats is eventually turned into the building blocks and fuel a person needs.

The system actually begins to work when a person sees or smells the food. Saliva, or spit, begins to form in the mouth. When the food is eaten, the saliva will begin to break down the chemicals in the food making it mushy and easy to swallow.

With the help of a person’s tongue the mushy food then moves to the back of the mouth into the opening of the esophagus. The esophagus is about a 10-inch pipe that moves the food from the back of the throat to the stomach. There is also a small flap blocking the windpipe to make sure the food goes down the correct tube. The special flap is called the epiglottis. If a person begins to cough or choke, it is sometimes caused by food or drink going down the windpipe instead of the esophagus. There are muscles in the esophagus that help push the food into the stomach.

The stomach, another part of the digestive system, is the next stop for the food. It has three responsibilities: First, it stores the food, then breaks it down into a liquid mixture, and finally, it slowly empties the mixture into the small intestine. Inside the stomach, there are gastric juices which help break down the food, as well as kill any bacteria that may be in the food.

The next stop on the journey is the small intestine. The small intestine is located beneath the stomach, and if stretched out would be about 22 feet long. Its job is to break down the food some more, so that the body can absorb all of the vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and the fats found in food.

Helping the small intestine do its job is the pancreas, liver, and gall bladder. The pancreas makes juices that help the body digest the fats and proteins from the food. The liver has a juice in it called bile that helps to absorb fats into a person’s bloodstream. The gall bladder stores the bile from the liver until the body needs it again. The liver also filters out anything that may be harmful to the body, as well as stores vitamins and sugars for the body.

Finally, the large intestine is another part of the digestive system. The large intestine is thicker than the small intestine but not as long. Its role is to receive all of the waste products that a person’s body does not need. The waste goes through the colon, which is a part of the large intestine. This is the last chance the body has to absorb any nutrients or minerals before the waste leaves the body.

Once the waste leaves the colon becomes a solid again and pushed out through the rectum. This step ends the journey of the food through the body and the digestive system. Drinking lots of water helps with the digestion of food in the body.

In summary the digestive system consists of saliva in the mouth, the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, large intestine, colon, and rectum. The digestive system breaks down the food of the body so the nutrients and vitamins can help a person receive energy and nourishment.

Self-Check

1) The process of food being broken down is called:

A: Saliva

B: Ingestion

C: Intention

D: Digestion

2) Which of the following is the role of saliva in the digestive system?

A: Breaks down chemicals in the food.

B: Helps food become easy to swallow.

C: Causes food to become mushy.

D: All of the above

11th Grade Health

Now that we have been out of school for about 5 weeks… Have a conversation with a family member or a friend and share your answers from day 19.  Also… Is there something you missed by being  at school?

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be outside, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Impromptu Speaking Week! Choose three hobbies you are interested in or have been doing lately. Select one randomly. Give yourself 30 seconds to think, and then speak for 5 minutes on the hobby. Extra challenge: try to ORGANIZE your speech, and/or make and support a claim about the hobby.
  • Reflection: Take some time to reflect on (maybe even in a journal entry??) how your impromptu speaking went this week. Consider what your experience with it was at the START of the week, and how you feel about it now.

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Educational Videos
Much like Choral Music Listening Journal, take some time to watch some interesting videos relating to music and how it connects to our lives and write down interesting facts or questions you may have after watching the videos.
TedTalk – Music as a Language: Victor Wooten
Music Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty with Jacob Collier and Herbie Hancock
Ben Folds Composes a Song Live for Orchestra in 10 minutes
TedTalk – How to Translate the Feeling into Sound: Claudio

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Wild – you choose!

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Google Arts & Culture Online
Visit the Colosseum or see the cave paintings at the Lascaux caves from your couch. This site has many various tours, Google Maps images, videos and articles to show you the world.

See your teacher for new work and supports.

Journal: 10 minutes

How to:

  • Remember, get in your quiet space and prepare your journaling method (notebook, paper, online)
  • Today your journal is going to be focused on how you are feeling today. Think about how you are feeling. Think about why you are feeling this way.
  • Dive in and start writing for 5 to 10 minutes. Begin sentences with, “I feel…,” or “This past week has felt…”
  • Re-read your entry. Do you notice anything? Add anything you want to at the end.

References:  https://empoweringeducation.org/journaling-as-a-social-emotional-practice/

https://penzu.com/how-to-start-and-write-a-journal

Closure Week 5 (April 19 – 25)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Create an M-Z dictionary  that identifies key details from the reading and explains their significance. For example, if you had read Cinderella, your “G” entry might be “glass slipper: this item is important because the prince uses it to find Cinderella after she lost it at the ball.”

What’s Going On…?

Read the New York Times’ “What’s Going on With This Graph?” [here]. Discuss the questions with a sibling or adult. Be sure to scan down the page before diving in to get a sense of what information is presented and what.

9th Grade

Chapter 11: Projectile Motion

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Is technological progress inevitable so long as humans exist, or can it ever be stopped? Should it be stopped?

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Continue your poster, slideshow, or video that advocates for a healthier lifestyle by incorporating physical activity.

Challenge yourself to share:

  • at least 3 health benefits to increasing physical activity level
  • at least 2 easy ways to be more active
  • 2 pictures or images
  • sources for facts you are sharing

11th Grade Health

What is the difference between feeling sad and depression?

Remember that sadness is an emotion and depression is a condition…

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on these questions.

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

Spanish 3 & 4

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Last week, you may have done some journaling or thinking about speech. This week you have a menu of options to choose from to help you make some progress and/or lay some groundwork on a new speech. Each option is designed to take you through this week. Pick whichever one you feel will be best for whatever stage of speech you’re in.
  • Your options are:

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Spicy

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

Sweat Pledge #11A

I understand the world is not fair, and I’m OK with that. I do not resent the success of others.

Watch: Sweat Pledge 11        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkI_nQ3bEnA

Transcript Below.

        Follow up Questions/Activity:

                        Listen to: “I Can See Clearly Now’ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrHxhQPOO2c 

Transcript below

Think: How does the above song relate to Sweat Pledge #11?

S.W.E.A.T. Pledge #11 – Transcript

Here it is – back in community college, I paid my tuition with the help of a weekly paycheck from a company called “DialAmerica Marketing.” Yeah, I was that guy. I sat in a bullpen with dozens of other telemarketers and annoyed countless innocent Americans. We called you during your dinner, we called you during your favorite TV show, and we called you during your afternoon nap. Ohh! We called to sell you magazine subscriptions. To my alarm, I was pretty good at this job – wasn’t something I wanted to be good at, but that’s the way it goes. Sometimes, you’re good at something you don’t enjoy, and, sometimes, you suck at something you love. Anyway, in 1984, DialAmerica had a pretty good year, and the boos told us we could all expect a discretionary Christmas bonus. I was excited. Times were tight, and I could use a few extra bucks. I was hoping for $100. What I got was an envelope with $1,000 inside. I couldn’t believe it. I was elated. My monthly rent back then was $360. A gallon of gas cost $1.20. A stamp was 20 cents. $1,000 in 1984 was a lot of money, and I was absolutely thrilled to receive such an unexpected windfall. Later that evening, a bunch of us went over to celebrate at the Swallow at the Hollow. I offered to buy the first round, but Lou Parker beat me to it. “Least I can do,” said Lou. “’I got a $1,200 bonus burning a hole in my pocket.”  In a heartbeat, everything changed. Lou Parker hadn’t been there as long as I had. Lou Parker hadn’t sold as many magazine subscriptions as I sold. To be perfectly honest, Lou Parker was a bit of a suck-up. Why did Lou Parker get $200 more than me? Never before have I gone from total joy to total bitterness over the course of a single beer. The next day, I explained this outrage to my father, who looked at me like I’d lost my mind. “Why the hell do you are what Lou Parker got? You just got your rent paid for the next three months. Quit your whining and mind your own business.” The old man was right. My crappy attitude had kept me from appreciating a gift – a gift that was 10 times more than I was hoping for. Maybe my crappy attitude was also the reason Lou Parker for more money than me. That’s why the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge doesn’t really concern itself with qualities you can’t control and focuses on choices that anybody can make – work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, attitude. That’s the key to a big old Christmas bonus.

  1. I understand the world is not fair, and I’m OK with that. I do not resent the success of others.

Song Lyrics:

I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

It’s gonna be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

It’s gonna be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone

All of the bad feelings have disappeared

Here is that rainbow I’ve been praying for

It’s gonna be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Look all around, there’s nothing but blue skies

Look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies

I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Here is that rainbow I’ve been praying for

It’s gonna be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

It’s gonna be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Bright (bright) bright (bright)

Bright sunshiny day

It’s going to be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

It’s gonna be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

It’s gonna be a bright (bright)

Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Smile at yourself in the mirror for just 1 minute!

How To:

  • Become more confident and comfortable with who you are! Research shows us that smiles are powerful, they can even release certain neuropeptides that can help you feel better. That means smiling can actually trick your brain into creating positive emotions.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/smile-at-yourself/

How has your life changed since the Covid-19 closures happened? Write a paragraph describing how your life is different and similar to how it was before the stay-at-home order and school closures.

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write a letter to an adult expressing your thankfulness. Write a letter to a child expressing your thankfulness. Be mindful of how the audience dictates style, word choice, structure.

The Dumbest Moment…

Read “The Dumbest Moment in the History of Television”? Not so fast by Keith Devlin. Explain the mistake in your own words. Think of how you could explain a more reasonable estimate.

9th Grade

Chapter 12: Newton’s First Law

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

How would humanity change if all humans’ life expectancy was significantly increased?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Finish your poster, slideshow, or video that advocates for a healthier lifestyle by incorporating physical activity.

Challenge yourself to share:

  • at least 3 health benefits to increasing physical activity level
  • at least 2 easy ways to be more active
  • 2 pictures or images
  • sources for facts you are sharing

11th Grade Health

What are 5 warning signs of depression?  If you see signs of depression from a friend or family member… What should you do?  Have a discussion with a family member or a friend.

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

This story has an open ending. What do you think happens to Antonia and her boyfriend? Write an ending to the story El secreto in Spanish using the Spanish you know.

Spanish 3 & 4

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Enchanted

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

Sweat Pledge #11B

I understand the world is not fair, and I’m OK with that. I do not resent the success of others.

If you haven’t completed CTE Seal 11, make sure to do that first.

Lesson:

Read:

 Life isn’t fair 

Reflection:

         Think: about a time in your life when you feel like you were treated 

                        unfairly and how that impacted the situation

             Now:  think about your future job or career and what situation may 

                        arise in which you may be treated unfairly

              Describe: how your reaction to the situation would alter the outcome

  1. Watch or read something uplifting: 10-30 minutes

How To:

  • Distraction can be a good thing. Watch something that you find uplifting and allow yourself to zone out from what’s going on in the world.
  • If reading is more your thing, go to your bookshelf and choose an old favorite or something you’ve been meaning to get to for a while, or if you don’t have physical books then e-books are a great option.

Reference:  https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

Try to learn a new English word every day. Make sure to use them and think about them in the context of your life, so you remember them. Write your own sentence and share the word(s) with someone else.

Vain: Definition: too proud of your own appearance, abilities, and achievements, etc.; conceited; Ex. sentence: She is the vainest woman I know.

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Identify 3-5 words from your reading today that you didn’t know the meaning of. Look them up on Google. What do these words add to the reading? Reflect on the importance of vocabulary in writing; how can particular words add to, improve, and enrich a text?

What’s Going On…?

Read and discuss “What’s Going on With This Graph?”

 – Mar 4, 2020 [nytimes].

9th Grade

Chapter 13: Inertia

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

Is it possible to engineer the human body to last forever? Why or why not?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Have you felt sad, angry, frustrated, jealous, or happy today? All emotions are valid and people often feel more than one emotion at once. It is important to understand our emotions so that we can identify what we are feeling and communicate with others about it.

For the rest of the day, try to track and identify what you are feeling at different times, being aware of how this might change when you are hungry, tired, etc.

Please discuss or write a response to two of the following:

What is your favorite feeling to have?

When was the last time you had that feeling and what made you feel like that? What is your least favorite feeling to have?

When has how you felt about something influenced how you acted?

11th Grade Health

What are stigmas?  How can stigmas be harmful to a person’s well being?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the question.

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

Spanish 3 & 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JnjWQt5law7NcltLCktxVAX2JZEgdWnJPCUjyzaG_GU/edit?usp=sharing

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Necessity

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

SWEAT Pledge #12 – Part 1

I believe that all people are created equal. I also believe that all people make choices.  Some people choose to be lazy. Some choose to sleep in. I choose to work my butt off.

Watch: Sweat Pledge #12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdq8wNnWt1E

Read Transcript below.

Lesson #1: Hard work matters

THINK:  Hard work is one of the things that matters most.

DO:Are you a hard worker? Why or why not?  How does being a hard worker impact your professional skills?  What does that look like in the occupation of your choice? What is it like to work with someone who doesn’t give their best effort? How does their work impact your work?

Next Step: Think about what you want to do in the future? What kind of skills and habits will set you apart as a hard worker.  Make a plan to help you develop these skills and habits.

Sweat Pledge 12 Transcript
S.W.E.A.T. Pledge #12 – Transcript

Couple years ago, I went to Congress to see if anybody there was still up for an honest day’s work. Turns out there is. His name is Dave Morales. And he’s worked in Congress his whole career, but holds no elected office. He’s a third-generation cattle rancher in Congress, Arizona – tiny, little town in the Sonoran Desert. Dave is also a fan of “Dirty Jobs,” so when he wrote in to see if I would like to help him transplant a cactus, I said sure. Dave Morales looks like work. He’s deeply tanned and big all over – probably 300 pounds. He wears this enormous cowboy hat all the time and a fat mustache that conceals a permanent grin. Unfortunately, there’s not much to grin about in Congress these days.  Another drought and a lousy economy have forced many ranchers there to rethink their business. Today, Dave pays the bills by selling his cacti, which grow in the mountains behind his house. Yesterday, “I was a rancher,” he told me, “today, I’m a landscaper.” Go figure. So, my crew and I headed over to the Morales ranch at the crack of dawn. Once we loaded his truck with supplies, Dave and his crew drove a trek toward the hills and my crew and I followed in a tiny, little Hyundai, the last available rental car at the airport. After 20 minutes of random twists and turns, Dave informed us via walkie-talkie that he was looking for a very specific cactus near the top of a very specific hill, somewhere off in the not-so specific distance. Why his sights were set on one particular cactus was unclear, since we were driving past hundreds of identical candidates. These things were all around us, towering spires of thorny defiance poking out of the unforgiving terrain, like enormous green lawn darts. Eventually, we rounded a corner and came upon a bulldozer park at the base of a long sloping ridge. We got out of our vehicles and walked over to the big yellow machine.

“Where’d this come from?”, I ask.

“I parked it here last night,” said Dave. “We’re going to need it to build the road.”

“I’m sorry? Sounded like you said, ‘Build a road?’” Dave grinned under his mustache.

“Yeah, I’m sorry, too, Mike. But we need to build a road to get up to the cactus.”

As is often the case with “Dirty Jobs,” there’s no such thing as a singular task, so I wasn’t shocked to learn that the business of transplanting a solitary cactus would require a few additional steps. But I didn’t anticipate the construction of a highway in the middle of the desert.

“Why not just yank the thing out and carry it down here to the truck?”, I ask. This was maybe the funniest thing Dave Morales had ever heard.

“What’s so funny?”, I ask. “You’re telling me four guys can’t carry one cactus down a hill?”

Dave turned and pointed toward the top of the ridge. There, backlit by the dawn’s early light, I got my first look at our objective. A massive saguaro anchored into the hilltop 100 yards away. If Central Casting were looking for America’s next top cactus, this was it. 14-feet-tall, as wide around as a manhole cover, with two beefy arms curling up and out of its massive torso. It appeared to be giving you the finger.

“Holy crap,” I muttered, “That’s a big cactus.”

“Big ain’t the problem,” said Dave. “That thing weighs maybe two tons. You really want to walk it down here?” Sensing the, uh… rhetorical nature of his query, I responded with another question.

“How old is that thing?”

“Well,” said Dave, “based on its height, I’d say 200 years – maybe more. It was probably standing right there when Thomas Jefferson was president.”

Clearly, this was a cactus with a history, but as we trudged up the hill to give it a closer look, I realized that its resume did not include a willingness to relocate. The base was completely encased in a slab of solid granite. And the needles that protruded from its leathery hide looked like punji sticks, patiently waiting for an opportunity to slide into something soft and fleshy.

“Wouldn’t it be easier,” I said, “to, you know, take a different one? Maybe one of those back there by the truck?” This got Dave to laugh again.

“We don’t do anything easy, Mike. And besides, this is the one the customer wants.”

Dave laid it out in simple terms. First, we would build the road, then we’d back the truck up the ridge and raise the iron cross from its rusty bed, then while the cactus was still in the ground, we’d secure it to the cross. There would be much hammering and swearing and, according to Dave, a strong likelihood of bloodshed. Then the real work would commence. The trick was to remove the cactus with the roots completely intact, which meant digging well below the rocky surface. Once the roots came free, a hydraulic motor would life the cross skyward, pulling the cactus up and out of its hole into the bed of the pickup and off to greener pastures. “If we work fast,” said Dave, “we can beat the heat, and we’ll be out of here in three hours.” This time, I was the one who laughed. On “Dirty Jobs,” the only thing that takes three hours is six hours. And sure enough, three hours later, the real work, as Dave called it, was just getting started. Armed with a sledgehammer from the Civil War, I assumed a position on the downward slope and began to work on the granite surrounding the base. My first swing bounced off the rock like the vulcanized rubber and sent the hammer flying straight back towards my head. “You got to swing it harder,” said Dave… “like a man.” He stood across from me with an even larger mallet, which he swung with the ease and speed of a wiffle bat. Stones splinter, dirt flew, sweat poured. I swung harder and managed to chip away at the ancient rock without knocking myself unconscious. At first, the saguaro seemed indifferent, humoring our assault the way a horse might tolerate a few flies. Then, as we began to expose the root system, the cactus began to fight back. No matter how careful I was, more needles of various sizes found their way into my shoulders and arms. Under Dave’s might mallet, the rock slowly gave way and the hole grew deeper, but the cactus itself remained solidly anchored into the hill. The day dragged on, blisters popped, oozed, sunscreen and sweat streamed into my eyes and little silver dots began to dance in my peripheral. Pausing for a refreshing bottle of boiling water, I marveled at the intractability of this primitive plant and quietly cursed my decision to accept Dave Morales’ invitation. By 3:00 p.m., things had gotten personal. I’d come to see the cactus as Excalibur and myself as a knight on a hopeless quest. When I broke my second pickhandle of the day, Dave gave me the iron tamping bar with a chisel forged on to one end. It was far too hot to hold, but just the right temperature for cauterizing blisters. Which is precisely what happened the second I grabbed it. By 4:00 p.m., Dave had employed his entire arsenal of tools, to no avail. One of our cameras melted from the inside out and I began giggling for no apparent reason. A delirium was descending upon the whole scene as the desert and everything in it conspired to drive us back to civilization. Meanwhile, the cactus stood firm. I could spend an hour walking you through every detail and every setback of the great “Dirty Jobs” cactus crucible. George Plimpton would’ve waxed poetic about the steady rhythm, sledgehammers swinging in a Sisyphean counterpoint. Studs Terkel might’ve captured the closeness that manual labor can foster between fathers and sons. And Charles Kuralt, he would’ve turned a simple confrontation between a big man and a big plant, into something even bigger. In their hands, Dave Morales would’ve become Hemingway’s old man plucked from the sea and dropped into Eliot’s “Waste Land,” an homage to all those scraping out a living in the rough terrain of their own metaphorical desert. We accomplished our task just before the sun set, and Dave and I said our goodbyes. On the way home, Dave got a phone call. Great news, a casino in Las Vegas needed 50 cacti as soon as possible. It was a month of steady work for Dave, and it would begin at 4:30 a.m. the next morning. Dave was jubilant. I was dehydrated. Back at the hotel, I liberated another Dos Equis from the mini-bar and jotted down a few lines in my journal before passing out. I fell asleep before I finished the beer. But my last conscious thought as I pulled another needle from my sunburned shoulder is still scribbled at the bottom of the page, “Hard work really is the thing that matters most and in spite of all the pricks, there’s still reason for hope, even in a place called Congress.” Anyway, that was the day I decided to start mikeroweWORKS and that was the job that inspired the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. And od all the people I’ve met who have chosen to work their butts off, nobody made the point… like Dave Morales.

Meditation: 10 minutes

How To:

Read these steps, make sure you’re somewhere where you can relax into this process, set a timer, and give it a shot:

  1. Take a seat: Find a place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
  2. Set a time limit 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Notice your body: You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.
  4. Feel your breath: Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
  5. Notice when your mind has wandered: Inevitably, your attention will leave the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.
  6. Be kind to your wandering mind: Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.
  7. Close with kindness:  When you’re ready, gently lift your gaze (if your eyes are closed, open them). Take a moment and notice any sounds in the environment. Notice how your body feels right now. Notice your thoughts and emotions.

That’s it! That’s the practice. You go away, you come back, and you try to do it as kindly as possible.

Reference:  https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/

Try to learn a new English word every day. Make sure to use them and think about them in the context of your life, so you remember them. Write your own sentence and share the word(s) with someone else.

The brunt of: Definition: the main force or effect of (something harmful or dangerous); Ex. Sentence: Cities on the coast felt the brunt of the storm.

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. And/Or engage in a mindful write for 10 minutes. Pick from the available prompts or choose your own: A) How do you see yourself represented in the world? Do you see yourself in movies, books, tv shows, etc.? B) How does the natural world (plants, animals) interact with the mechanical world (technology, machinery)? Where do we fit? C) How does your environment influence your behavior and actions?

Ski Camp

400 people signed up for a Ski Camp and registered for different activities. The organizers need to know how many people are in each group?

Click here for the breakdown.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 14: Newton’s Second Law

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What would happen to the body if ___________ decided to begin functioning on “overdrive?”

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Watch the video:  How Stress Affects Your Brain

OR

Read the following:

Think of a time you were stressed. You may remember your heart racing, palms sweating,shoulders tensing up.These reactions are part of the body’s natural stress response. When the brain perceives a situation to be threatening, it triggers a surge of hormones that prepare the body for the challenge. Known as “fight or flight,”the stress response evolved

to help us survive. But it is also triggered by events that aren’t life-threatening. This can include academic and relationship pressures, or even stress from being over-connected to technology and social media. Some stress is helpful, like keeping you energized to study for a test.

But constant stress can take a toll on a person’s emotions and body, which can lead to serious health problems.

Then, complete this worksheet: Stress Test

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wo1pRdmo6fc_MSEOGSGkJ3PBVETd37tE/view

OR

Identify a situation in which you felt stressed out. Write about how your body responded to the situation. Why do you think your body responded like this?

11th Grade Health

Interview your friends (via phone or direct messaging) or family to find out some different ways that people can ask each other if they are okay.

Example on youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBwwosvCF0c

You can look for other example videos as well.

Explain what you saw and what you learned from the people you interviewed or each video.  How would you ask a friend if they were doing okay?

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

From text: Marcos va de camping con una cabra en un bosque.

Changed detail: Albright va de camping con una ardilla en Taco Bell.

Spanish 3 & 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JnjWQt5law7NcltLCktxVAX2JZEgdWnJPCUjyzaG_GU/edit?usp=sharing

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Hidden

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

SWEAT Pledge #12 – Part 2

I believe that all people are created equal. I also believe that all people make choices.  Some people choose to be lazy. Some choose to sleep in. I choose to work my butt off.

If you haven’t watched Sweat Pledge 12 -Part 1, make sure to do that first.

Think about: Aspire to make a Difference 

What can you do with your life to make a difference?

Lesson #2: Hard work works.

THINK:  Don’t be afraid to fail.  Fail big. Make your goals happen and make a difference with your life.

DO:   What did you think of Denzel Washington’s Commencement Speech?  Are you afraid to fail? Do you have goals? What difference do you want to make in your life?

Next Step: We’re out of school because of the Coronavirus.  We can’t hangout with friends, unless it’s virtual.  We’re stopped from doing some of the things we want to do.  But it isn’t forever. When this social distancing and stay at home order is complete, what will you do to make your life count?  We hope you choose to work hard and make a difference.

Smile at yourself in the mirror for just 1 minute!

How To:

  • Become more confident and comfortable with who you are! Research shows us that smiles are powerful, they can even release certain neuropeptides that can help you feel better. That means smiling can actually trick your brain into creating positive emotions.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/smile-at-yourself/

Find out what these idioms mean. Write a definition and put each one into a sentence. Idioms: for good, no wonder, never mind.

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Or read these two articles:There’s No Crying in College: The Case Against Paying College Athletes /Opinion | Paying Students to Play Would Ruin College Sports Think about how the two articles deliver information on the same topic. How do they differ? How are they similar?

Security Camera

Your friend wants help planning where to install a security camera.

Help them determine best placement.

Click here for store details.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 15: Calculating Acceleration from Force and Mass

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What is the difference between truth and fact?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Watch the video:  Stress Management Strategies

OR

Read the blog post: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pressure-proof/201402/tapped-out-teens-4-stress-relief-strategies-work

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

The new American Psychological Association Stress in America study, out today, focuses on the stress levels of teens. The survey shows that teens report experiences with stress that follow similar patterns as adults; in fact, during the school year, teen stress is at its highest with teens reporting stress levels higher than reported by adults.

What’s more troubling is that the survey reveals that teens underestimate the potential impact stress has on their physical and mental well-being. I started to get panic attacks around the age of 15, largely due to the overwhelming amount of schoolwork, advance placement classes, sports, and volunteer activities I was juggling. I have been figuring out how to deal with chronic stress ever since. With stiff competition to get into college, friendships to balance, and home/family issues, many teens take on a lot of pressure without thinking about the short-term and long-term consequences.

With that, here are four stress management strategies that will help both teens and their parents build stress resilience.

Train Your Brain Part 1 (Stop Catastrophizing). This style of thinking happens when your brain spins a worst-case story from an event and your body reacts by thinking it’s really happening. This produces high levels of anxiety and you stop taking purposeful action. It interferes with your resilience because you aren’t thinking flexibly and accurately, nor are you performing at your best.

You are more likely to catastrophize when you’re stressed out or tired, doing something for the first time (e.g., taking a test in a new class), doing something over you did poorly the first time (e.g., rewriting a paper), or the situation is vague (e.g., you get a text from your parents saying, “Call me now.”) Fortunately, there is an easy five-step process to stop the runaway train in your head:

  1. Describe the stress-producing event factually (who, what, when, where).
  2. Write down all of the worst-case scenario thoughts in your head.
  3. Create a best-case scenario (which you’ll have to completely make up so you can create a surge of positive emotion to lower your anxiety).
  4. Analyze the most likely scenario.
  5. Develop a plan to address the most likely scenario. [1]

Train Your Brain – Part 2 (Meditation & Focused Breathing). I have tried and tried to develop a meditation practice over the years, in part, because it has so many health benefits. I end up being more frustrated than anything because I can’t seem to “clear my mind.” I was shocked to learn that “neuroscientists have discovered that when you ask the brain to meditate, it gets better at not just meditating, but at a wide range of self-control skills, including attention, focus, stress management, impulse control, and self-awareness.” [2] In fact, only three hours of meditation led to improved attention and self-control! [3]

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve. [4]

Follow the Nuns & Capitalize on Positive Emotions. Human beings are hard-wired to seek out, notice, and remember the negative events and experiences that happen during the day. This is called the “negativity bias.” Positive emotions, gratitude in particular, help to counteract the negativity bias. Regularly writing down the good stuff that happens during the day has been shown to increase your well-being and decrease depression. [5]

Early studies of humor and health showed that humor strengthened the immune system, reduced pain, and reduced stress levels. Humor helps to reduce feelings of anger, depression, and anxiety, [6] and additional research in this area shows that positive emotions predicted increases in both resilience and life satisfaction. [7]

Oh, and a note about the nuns. Researchers examined essays written by a group of nuns

when they were young. Decades later they found that the nuns who expressed more positive emotions in their earlier writings lived significantly longer – in some cases 10 years longer! [8]

Be An Assertive Communicator. Parents might not know how to talk to their kids about stress, and teens need a tool to explain how they are feeling. Being an assertive communicator means that you have a clear, confident, and controlled style of interacting. Here is a model you can follow – just remember to CARE: [9]

C: Communicate the facts. Discuss what you experience and observe about the situation, and use concrete terms to avoid exaggeration and subjective impressions.

A: Address your concerns in an objective way. Express how you feel calmly and avoid placing blame on the other person.

R: Reach out and ask the other person for their perspective. What behavior are you willing to change to make the agreement? What behaviors do you want to see stopped or implemented?

E: Evaluate outcomes. Suggest acceptable alternatives, negotiate, and summarize potential courses of action. In addition, set specific goals and follow up on the outcomes you set.

Most importantly, do your homework before you even have a conversation. Parents, are you jumping to conclusions about what your teen is doing or not doing? Do you have a core value or deeply held belief that is getting in your way? For example, if you believe, “Teens should have a strong work ethic,” that might be an important belief to identify before you talk to your teen about stress and pressure. Do you even have a clear understanding of what the issue is? Sorting out your own thinking before you have a conversation is a critical component of being an assertive communicator. [10]

The Stress in America survey shows that 31% of teens report feeling overwhelmed and 30% feel depressed or sad as a result of stress. The time to talk about stress and how to manage it is now.

11th Grade Health

What is a Mental Disorder? Can you name 5 mental disorders?   How can a person seek help from a mental disorder?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the question.

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

Spanish 3 & 4

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)
  • Reflection: I suggest you take a moment to reflect on what you’ve been up to for speech in preparation for next week

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Educational Videos
Much like Choral Music Listening Journal, take some time to watch some interesting videos relating to music and how it connects to our lives and write down interesting facts or questions you may have after watching the videos.
TedTalk – Music as a Language: Victor Wooten
Music Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty with Jacob Collier and Herbie Hancock
Ben Folds Composes a Song Live for Orchestra in 10 minutes
TedTalk – How to Translate the Feeling into Sound: Claudio

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Build

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Google Arts & Culture Online
Visit the Colosseum or see the cave paintings at the Lascaux caves from your couch. This site has many various tours, Google Maps images, videos and articles to show you the world.

My Program of Study

If you are exploring Career and Technical Education programs, you most likely are in a Program of Study (POS)?  We want all SHS students to complete a POS. In order to complete a POS, you must complete three credits in a program.

Use the CTE Programs of Study & Courses chart below to help you think about the following questions.

Think:  Do you know what Program of Study you are in?  Identify the program(s).

Are you in more than one program? How many could you complete?

DO:  Go through the courses below and highlight the classes you have completed.  If you are a 9-11th grader, put a star next to the classes that you would like to complete before you graduate?

Next Step:

Seniors: If you have completed three credits in one of the programs below, talk to the lead teacher and make sure you have done everything to be a completer.

9-11th Graders: What programs do you want to complete before you graduate.  Make a plan and work on your forecasting sheets so you can put it into action.

CTE PROGRAMS OF STUDY & COURSES

Agricultural Science

Plants & Animals

Introductory Agriculture

Ag Skills 1 & 2

Greenhouse & Garden 1 & 2

Animal Science 1 & 2

Intro to Veterinary Science

AG Science Work Experience

Business Management

Business Foundations

Business Communication & Marketing

Business Operations – Student Store

Business Leadership

Accounting 1, 2, 3

Business Work Experience 1-4

Business Teaching Assistant 1-4

Computer Programming

Intro to Computer Programming

Computer Programming 2, 3

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science Applications

Adv. Proj.in Computer Programming

Culinary Arts

Culinary 1

Culinary 2

Culinary 3

Culinary Arts 1-4

Engineering & Construction

Engineering 1 A & B

Engineering 2 A & B

Construction 1, 2, & 3

Health Occupations

Anatomy & Physiology

Health Occupations

Medical Terminology

Information & Communications

Technology

Fox Scan-TV Productions 1-6

Advanced Special Projects for ICT

Mobile Devices – Advanced Tech

Networking – Tech Fundamentals

Security+ – Tech Fundamentals

Operating Systems – Adv. Tech

Network Security – Adv. Fund.

Server – Tech Fundamentals

Information Systems – Adv. Tech

Hardware – Tech Fundamental

Mechanical Technology

Occupational Survey

Mech Tech 1 (Semester)
Mech Tech 2

Mech Tech 3
Mech Tech 4

Media Art

Digital Photography

Graphic Arts 1, 2

Multimedia Design 1-4

Video Production 1, 2

Yearbook Production

Yearbook Design

Portfolio Production / Work Experience

Protective Services

Intro to Protective Services

Emergency Services

Forensics

Protective Services CWE 1-6

Protective Services Teaching Assist

Forensic Science

Firefighter I & II

Basic EMT

Welding & Fabrication

Basic Welding

AG Metal Art Welding

Advanced Welding

Fabrication 1 & 2

AG Science Work Experience

Chat with your mates

How To:

  • Even if an in-person meet-up is off the table, try to stay in touch with your mates via text, Messenger, WhatsApp, FaceTime, or (gasp!) a good ol’ fashioned phone call.
  • Ask them how they’re feeling and share your own experience if you feel safe to do so.
  • Check out the 5 steps to talking to someone you trust below. You could even start a group chat where each person shares one good thing that happened in their day.

5 Steps to talking to someone you trust:

Step 1 is to decide who to talk to. Figure out who the best person to give you advice is – it could be a parent or guardian, teacher, mentor, friend, or a professional, like a counsellor or therapist.

Step 2 is to work out what to say. Think about what’s been bothering you, and you might even choose to write it down so it’s clear in your mind when you have the conversation.

Step 3 is to time it right. Try to find a time when you can have their undivided attention – AKA don’t do it while they’re trying to cook dinner or run a marathon. It doesn’t have to be face-to-face; it can be a phone call, message conversation, or video chat – whatever method is most convenient for both of you.

Step 4 is to have the conversation. Focus on using ‘I’ statements and be specific. Let the person know if you want advice, support, or if you just want someone to listen.

Step 5 is to not give up. If you’re not getting the support you need, keep going until you find someone that can provide you with that support.

Reference: https://au.reachout.com/articles/5-steps-to-talking-to-someone-you-trust

Try to learn a new English word every day. Make sure to use them and think about them in the context of your life, so you remember them. Write your own sentence and share the word(s) with someone else.

Likely: Definition: without much doubt; probably; Ex. Sentence: It will most likely rain tomorrow.

Closure Week 4 (April 12 – 18)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. And/Or watch the news for 10 minutes. How would you describe the tone, voice, word choice, sentence type, style?

Seven Segments or Less

Do you ever notice when “parts” of letters are missing on scoreboards or signs? Check out how to problem solve for LED Displays:

Click here for the problem.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 6: Force

10th Grade

Read and answer review questions for the following section:

Central Dogma

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.1/

11th & 12th Grade

Make a scientific illustration. Select a favorite natural object and practice drawing it with as many details as possible from different angles. As you draw, think about all the parts and how they work together. What would happen if any of the details were changed?

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Can you remember the 5 components of Physical Fitness?

Use this acronym to brainstorm what they are: FBAMM

11th Grade Health

What is Mental Health? Social Health? Emotional Health?

How do they contribute to building and maintaining interpersonal relationships?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the questions.

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

Spanish 3 & 4

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Last week, you may have done some journaling or thinking about speech. This week you have a menu of options to choose from to help you make some progress and/or lay some groundwork on a new speech. Each option is designed to take you through this week. Pick whichever one you feel will be best for whatever stage of speech you’re in.
  • Your options are:

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Zombie

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

SWEAT Pledge #8A

I believe the most annoying sounds in the world are whining and complaining. I will never make them. If I am unhappy in my work, I will either find a new job, or find a way to be happy.

If you haven’t done Seal 5, do that first.  You need to watch/read Sweat Pledge Video 8.

Watch: Mr. Green reflects on whining and complaining

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10RBI-NubEfShdJm3OobF2N0Q7q87bS8i/view?usp=sharing

Lesson: Shifting your perspective

THINK: Do you want to be the person who whines and complains all the time and is deeply unhappy? Or do you want to be different?

DO: Write one paragraph (5 complete sentences) about how YOU will be different from the person you wrote about in the first article.

Meditation Walk: 20 minutes

Many people know of sitting meditation. Consider this walking meditation that will help you get in touch with your emotions and feel more balanced. Here are some tips:

How to:

  • Walking meditations are best done outside or in a spacious room.
  • Set aside at least 20 minutes.
  • Minimize distractions by muting your phone or leaving it behind.
  • Choose a walking path that you are familiar with.
  • Begin walking at a slow, comfortable pace.
  • As thoughts come to your mind, gently let them go and return your focus to your surroundings.
  • When you feel ready, focus on the sensations you feel in your body (toes, ankles, knees, legs, shoulders, elbows, hands, neck, jaw, and face).
  • Remember to breathe deeply and find a comfortable breath rhythm

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Walk for as long as you’d like! Don’t be afraid to work your way up to longer meditations.
  • For added benefit, make a list of the things that you noticed on your walk once you’ve returned.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/walk-for-balance/

Try to learn a new English word every day. Make sure to use them and think about them in the context of your life, so you remember them. Write your own sentence and share the word(s) with someone else.

Trickle: Definition: a slow, thin flow of water; Ex. Sentence: We heard the trickle of water from the roof.

  1. Close read the following Article of the Week, “Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children from Darkness .” AoW 1920_04 de la Pena Essay
  2. Write a 1+ page reflection. Possible response questions are listed at the bottom of the article.

A Golden Crown?

Is it solid gold? How can you know?

Check out this problem to determine the truth!

Click here for the problem.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 7: Combining Forces

10th Grade

Read and answer review questions for the following sections:

DNA

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.2/

DNA structure and Replication

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.3/

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What would have happened to our society if atomic energy had never been harnessed as a weapon?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

For each component of Fitness: Flexibility, Body Composition, Aerobic Endurance, Muscular Endurance, and Muscular Strength, give an example of a way to measure it.

11th Grade Health

What are stressors, and how do they affect your Mental Health?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on your top 5 stressors. Talk about how it affects your mental health.

French 1

From text:        Il y a un garçon.

With added words:     Il y a un garçon grand et cool.

Spanish 1 & 2

  • Reading
  • Activity: Finish the story
    • This story ends on a cliffhanger. What do you think happens next? Write an ending to the story Bill Nye in Spanish using the Spanish you know.

Spanish 3 & 4

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Switch

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

SWEAT Pledge #9

I believe that my education is my responsibility and absolutely critical to my success. I am resolved to learn as much as I can from whatever source is available to me.  I will never stop learning and I understand that library cards are free.

Watch: Sweat Pledge 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdceGATNG5U

(Transcript below)

Lesson #1: Your Education

THINK:  What is your dream job?

DO:  Research or think about what kinds of “education” or resources you might be able to use to get you to your dream job.  Remember not all “education” you get comes from school.

SWEAT Pledge #9 – Transcript

I guess the weirdest audition I ever had was in, uh, 1990, right before I was hired as a show host on QVC cable shopping channel. QVC had a recruiting challenge in those days. Experienced sales people weren’t always good on TV, and experienced TV people didn’t always know how to sell, so QVC stopped looking for experienced people and started looking for people who could talk for eight minutes straight about a pencil. For whatever reason, I was able to do that. And as a result, I got myself a three-month probationary trial on the air. In hindsight, it was a great way to learn. Three hours on live television with no script, no prompter, no delay, and no second takes. It was a true baptism by fire, partly because I’d never been on TV before and partly because I had no idea what any of the products were or how they worked. And QVC had literally thousands of products in their inventory. That first night, I took my position behind a desk on this giant rotating stage. Every five minutes or so, a stagehand would bring me some gadget that I’d never seen before. The Amcor Negative Ion Generator… hand painted Hummels… a diamond necklace. The possibilities were endless. My job was to present these items to a narcoleptic audience of chronic insomniacs who tuned in to watch new hosts crash and burn, which apparently happened with great frequency. Anyway, my first half-hour on the air was not good. The brought me this thing called a Cat Sack… which was basically a paper bag lined with Mylar that made a crinkling sound that cats apparently found, uh, irresistible. I talked about the cat Sack for 10 minutes. No one bought any. Then they brought me a lava lamp. They called it a genuine lava lamp, which led me to conclude there might have been actual lava inside. Nobody bought any of those either. And then they brought me something called the Health Team infrared pain reliever. Now, I had no idea what this thing did or how it worked. It looked like a miniature flashlight with a cord dangling out the end. All I knew for sure was that it cost $29.99 and promised to relieve pain when applied directly to the troubled area. So oI looked into the camera, and I said,

“Folks, I’m gonna be honest with you. I have no idea what this thing is, but if you do, maybe you can call the 800 number on the bottom of the screen. The producer will put you on the air, and then you could educate me.”

Well, 10 seconds later, something extraordinary happened. People started to call the number. A nice lady named Carol explained exactly what the product did and told me she was very satisfied with hers. She also told me I had nice eyes. After that, things got a little weird but fun. With each new product, more viewers called in to educate me. Sales picked up, and soon I started to have a pretty good time. Now remember, this is all before the internet. I needed information on thousands of items. In QCV’s inventory, and I didn’t have time to research them. So I found a new source of education that turned out to be invaluable – the viewers themselves. I not only made it through my probationary period, I stayed at QVC for the next three years and learned everything I needed to know about working in television. I also turned the graveyard shift into my own personal late night talk show, and QVC’s customers became my guests. To this day, all the ideas I get for the shows I work on originate with the viewer. Likewise, all of those shows highlight the people who are actually watching. Point is, education is critical to success. It doesn’t matter where you get it from. Universities are fine, if you can afford them, but apprenticeships are also a great option and so are trade schools and community colleges and on-the-job training programs. And, in my case, the people who watch me. That was my apprenticeship. And a big lesson. Anyone can learn from anybody. And don’t forget the device you’re watching this on. Right now, you have access to 95% of all the known information in the world. YouTube has ore lectures from more professors than anybody could possibly watch over the next four years. There is simply no excuse anymore to be uniformed because information and knowledge have never been so accessible. That’s why nobody needs to go into debt for a college degree they can’t afford. You got options, and the options are everywhere.

Expressing Gratitude: 10 minutes

Expressing gratitude is proven to boost happiness — to the person who ‘gives’ it and the person who ‘gets’ it. Express your gratitude to another person with a note, text, or call.

How to:

  • Think of a person in your life who you are grateful for. The person may be a friend, parent, grandparent, sibling, or teacher.
  • Take a moment to reflect on why you are grateful for that person. Is that person there for you when you need them most? Does this person make you feel valuable? Do they make you laugh? Can you be yourself around them? Why are you glad you have them in your life?
  • Thank that person for what they have done! Write a note, send a text, email or give a quick call to tell them why you are grateful to them.
  • Did it work? You might feel more connected to this person, grateful for the support you have received, and glad to know them.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/gratitude-expression/

Try to learn a new English word every day. Make sure to use them and think about them in the context of your life, so you remember them. Write your own sentence and share the word(s) with someone else.

Culinary: Definition: used in or relating to cooking (always used before a noun); Ex. Sentence: The restaurant serves many culinary delights.

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. And/Or engage in a mindful write for 10 minutes. Pick from the available prompts or choose your own: A.) How do you handle a bad day? B.) In what ways have you grown as a person this year? What/who has influenced you? And what have you learned? C.) What is your biggest weakness? On the other hand, what is your greatest strength?

Goal Reached!

Don Ater and Cole Lector have a team fundraising goal that they are determined to reach. How can you combine their percentages to find out if the goal was met?

Click here for details.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 8: Friction

10th Grade

Read and answer review questions for the following sections:

RNA

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.4/

Transcription

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.5/

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What would the discovery of another civilized world mean for our current society? What opportunities would this present for both worlds?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Create a workout that targets Flexibility, Aerobic Endurance, and Muscular Endurance. Be sure to include a Warm-Up, Workout, and Cool-Down. Bonus: Do the workout!

11th Grade Health

Can stress lead you to addictive behaviors? If yes. Give examples.  If no. Why not?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the questions.

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

  • Reading
  • Activity: In English, explain what you read to someone (a pet, a family member, yourself in the mirror, or facetime/call a friend)

Spanish 3 & 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JnjWQt5law7NcltLCktxVAX2JZEgdWnJPCUjyzaG_GU/edit?usp=sharing

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Plastic

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

SchaeferArt Online
Expansive YouTube channel that focuses on pencil drawing, learning techniques and working on your own style. Does a lot of work with real or reference images.

SWEAT Pledge #9

I believe that my education is my responsibility and absolutely critical to my success. I am resolved to learn as much as I can from whatever source is available to me.  I will never stop learning and I understand that library cards are free.

If you haven’t completed Seal 7, make sure to do that first.

Lesson: Anyone can learn from anybody

THINK: When was a time that you learned a new skill from a family member, friend, acquaintance or even the internet?

DO:  Today, learn a new skill or hobby from someone in your house, online, TV, a book, ect. How can you teach that new skill or hobby to someone else.

Next Steps: You are responsible for your education.  In the weeks ahead we will be engaging in distance learning and your teachers are available to help, but we can’t see you when you’re struggling, so we need you to take responsibility and ask for help and move forward on your own. This wasn’t our plan for the year, but you can do this and we’ll work together to make the most of it.

Journal: 10 minutes

How to:

  • Remember, get in your quiet space and prepare your journaling method (notebook, paper, online)
  • Today your journal is going to be focused on gratitude. Think about the things in your life that you are grateful for. This may be things that you realize now that you weren’t grateful for in the past. Think about resources, family, friends, some one who cares about you, etc.
  • Dive in and start writing for 5 to 10 minutes. Begin sentences with, “I am grateful for…”
  • Re-read your entry. Do you notice anything? Add anything you want to at the end.

References:  https://empoweringeducation.org/journaling-as-a-social-emotional-practice/

https://penzu.com/how-to-start-and-write-a-journal

Write a simple story about a person’s day. Then cut it into strips and see if anyone in your family can put it back together. If they’re not able to, what would help them? Can you add sequencing words that would help?

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. If you were to choose a single word to summarize what you’ve read so far, what would it be and why?

Pixel Power

A pixel is the smallest unit of a digital image. How can you use percentages and area to design a new and improved monitor?

Click here for details.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 9: Gravity

10th Grade

Read and answer review questions for the following section:

Genetic Code

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.6/

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

If someone asked you to measure how much the Earth weighed, how would you go about figuring it out?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Create a workout that targets Flexibility, Muscular Strength, and Muscular Endurance. Be sure to include a Warm-Up, Workout, and Cool-Down. Bonus: Do the workout!

11th Grade Health

What are 5 stress management tips that you could tell someone who is dealing with a lot of stress? What are 3 healthy ways to deal with stress?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the questions.

French 1

  • Reading
  • Activity: It’s a lie!
    • Write a new version of the story in French. Change the details so that the new story is a “lie” about the old one.
    • Example:
      • From Text: J’aime la salade, mais je n’ai pas de laitue.
        • You could change whether you like or have something, or you could change the foods entirely, or you could be out of something else necessary for the dish, or….be creative!

Spanish 1 & 2

From text: Había una vez una muchacha que se llamaba Maya.

Changed detail: Había una vez un hipopótamo que se llamaba Helga.

Spanish 3 & 4

Choose an activity from the Spanish Activity Board. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JnjWQt5law7NcltLCktxVAX2JZEgdWnJPCUjyzaG_GU/edit?usp=sharing

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Use the “Exercise” tab to review note names and key signatures. Use the gear icon to customize the exercise. Start where you feel most comfortable then slowly add more notes, ledger lines, clefs if you are practicing note names and add more sharps, flats, and clefs if you are practicing key signatures.

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Tree

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

SWEAT Pledge #10

Making a poor decision in life does not always have to define who you are.  How you learn from the decision is the product that will define you.

Watch Sweat Pledge #10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuf7QiIi_KQ

Lesson:  How do your decisions impact your life?

THINK:  About a time when you made a good decision.

DO:  How did that decision impact your life? Did that decision change the way people viewed who you were?  How did you feel about the decision?

Meditation Walk: 20 minutes

Many people know of sitting meditation. Consider this walking meditation that will help you get in touch with your emotions and feel more balanced. Here are some tips:

How to:

  • Walking meditations are best done outside or in a spacious room.
  • Set aside at least 20 minutes.
  • Minimize distractions by muting your phone or leaving it behind.
  • Choose a walking path that you are familiar with.
  • Begin walking at a slow, comfortable pace.
  • As thoughts come to your mind, gently let them go and return your focus to your surroundings.
  • When you feel ready, focus on the sensations you feel in your body (toes, ankles, knees, legs, shoulders, elbows, hands, neck, jaw, and face).
  • Remember to breathe deeply and find a comfortable breath rhythm

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Walk for as long as you’d like! Don’t be afraid to work your way up to longer meditations.
  • For added benefit, make a list of the things that you noticed on your walk once you’ve returned.

Reference:  https://inspiredstudents.org/activity/walk-for-balance/

Try to learn a new English word every day. Make sure to use them and think about them in the context of your life, so you remember them. Write your own sentence and share the word(s) with someone else.

Tad: Definition: a small amount; very slightly; Ex. Sentence: I am a tad nervous about my speech.

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Create an A-L dictionary that  that identifies key details from the reading and explains their significance. For example, if you had read Cinderella, your “G” entry might be “glass slipper: this item is important because the prince uses it to find Cinderella after she lost it at the ball.”

The Number You Have Reached Is…

Maryam remembers a few things about a friend’s cell phone number but cannot completely remember all ten digits. Maryam is absolutely certain of the first seven digits, but help her figure out the last three!

Click here for a few hints and more details.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 10: Acceleration Due to Gravity

10th Grade

Read and answer review questions for the following section:

Translation

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-concepts/section/4.7/

11th & 12th Grade

Ponder and answer the critical thinking question below. Discuss your thoughts with available family & friends.

What would you genetically change about humans to make them a better species?

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Create a poster, slideshow, or video that advocates for a healthier lifestyle by incorporating physical activity.

Challenge yourself to share:

  • at least 3 health benefits to increasing physical activity level
  • at least 2 easy ways to be more active
  • 2 pictures or images
  • sources for facts you are sharing

11th Grade Health

What are 5 unhealthy ways that people choose to do when dealing with stress? How do these choices make things worse for these people?

French 1

Spanish 1 & 2

Spanish 3 & 4

  • Do something good for your physical self – go for a walk, be in the sunshine, do some yoga (with this handy sun salutation guide) etc
  • Self-Directed Work Options: Continue to make progress on your work for this week. (See Monday’s SEALS entry for your options.)
  • Reflection: I suggest you take a moment to reflect on what you’ve been up to for speech in preparation for next week

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

Educational Videos
Much like Choral Music Listening Journal, take some time to watch some interesting videos relating to music and how it connects to our lives and write down interesting facts or questions you may have after watching the videos.
TedTalk – Music as a Language: Victor Wooten
Music Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty with Jacob Collier and Herbie Hancock
Ben Folds Composes a Song Live for Orchestra in 10 minutes
TedTalk – How to Translate the Feeling into Sound: Claudio

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Hear

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever medimus you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Google Arts & Culture Online
Visit the Colosseum or see the cave paintings at the Lascaux caves from your couch. This site has many various tours, Google Maps images, videos and articles to show you the world.

Making a poor decision in life does not always have to define who you are.  How you learn from the decision is the product that will define you.

If you haven’t completed CTE Seal 9, make sure to do that first, you need to watch Pledge 10 or read through the transcript first.

Lesson:  Learning from bad decisions.


Read the article Bad Decisions Can Lead to Well-Learned Lessons
Transcript below.

THINK: About a time when you made a mistake/bad decision.

DO: How did that decision change the way people viewed who you were? What did you learn from the experience? Has it helped you?

Bad Decisions Can Lead to Well-Learned Lessons

06/22/2015 07:28 pm ET Updated Jun 22, 2016

We’ve all made choices that we wish we hadn’t. Often, I regret getting the whip cream on my frappuccino. But for those gut wrenching choices, the ones that can haunt us for years to come, how do we process those? I rely on one of my favorite songs, “Belief” by John Mayer, “we win some, we learn some.” I love this idea that we never really lose when we make mistakes, but gain experience, wisdom, and hopefully a little compassion for when we see other making the same errors.

Dust Yourself Off

Yup, when we stumble whether it’s in business or life, all we can do it pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and keep going. It might sound like a Hallmark card, but really what other choice is there? Even when you make a good decision, sometimes fate (or other people) has other things planned. The worst thing we can do is become stagnant – paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake. The next worst thing is to be completely reactionary, like a ball in a pinball table, we just crash into obstacles without really overcoming them again and again until we fall and start the cycle all over again.

Consider it just part of your path to greatness

This might seem like a stretch, but seriously no self-made business person got to where they are now without a few [million] bumps in the road. There are literally billions of how-to start, run, and make a better business, but very few of us are actually get someone to handhold us through the process of starting, running, or making a better business. Mark Zuckerberg has said, “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

This thought is especially important for people who are just starting out in their career or even a business of their own. You will make mistakes, plenty of them in fact. The key is to remember that you are in control and can turn these bad choices into a good education. You are not defined by where you fail, but how you use that failure to create something even greater than before.

Nobody is Keeping Score

That’s right, there is no scorecard for the mistakes that we make, just like there’s no one handing out gold stars for when we have a really exceptionally productive day. What this translates to is that we have to become our own greatest assets as opposed our worst enemy. Not dwelling on my bad decisions or the times that I’ve misstepped and focusing all of my energy on what I’ve accomplished and what the next hurdle is – that is how I move onward. I can’t waste time over-analyzing the things I’ve done in the past wishing I could have done something differently. Without them, I might not be where I am today.

Journal: 10 minutes

How to:

  • Remember, get in your quiet space and prepare your journaling method (notebook, paper, online)
  • Today your journal is going to be focused on what is important to you. Think about the things that are important to you. Think about why they are important to you.
  • Dive in and start writing for 5 to 10 minutes. Begin sentences with, “One thing that is important to me is…,” or “This is very important to me because…”
  • Re-read your entry. Do you notice anything? Add anything you want to at the end.

References:  https://empoweringeducation.org/journaling-as-a-social-emotional-practice/

https://penzu.com/how-to-start-and-write-a-journal

Try to learn a new English word every day. Make sure to use them and think about them in the context of your life, so you remember them. Write your own sentence and share the word(s) with someone else.

Mischievous: Definition: showing a playful desire to cause trouble; Ex. Sentence: The kitten’s mischievous behavior is fun to watch.

Closure Week 3 (April 5 – 11)

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Think about a character in your book that stands out to you and write about how the character motivations have been developed over the course of the text? If your book is nonfiction, write about the development of an idea or topic over the course of the book instead.

It Must be Fair!

How can you adjust your living space? Consider this as you take a look at this situation of sharing a room.

Click here for more information

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 1: Position vs Time Graphs

10th Grade

Lesson Overview

Featured Article: “How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells” by Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer

The virus that causes Covid-19 is spreading around the world. At least six other types of coronavirus are known to infect humans, with some causing the common cold and two causing outbreaks: SARS and MERS.

In this lesson, you will learn how the coronavirus is structured, how it spreads and how it attacks the body. Then, you will inform others in your community about this scientific knowledge to help them stay safe and be more aware.

  • Warm Up
    1. What do you know about the science behind the coronavirus?
    2. Where have you learned that information?
    3. What kinds of sources have you used?
    4. Have you studied germs, diseases or cells before?
  • Activity
    1. Think about what you know about how cells interact with one another.
    2. Scroll through Featured Article: “How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells by Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer
    3. What are you able to notice about how the coronavirus affects cells simply based on the images?

11th Grade

Which tool is best for the job? Consider some common tools (e.g. scissors, clothespin, spatula/flipper, chisel, pencil, chopsticks) — can they be used interchangeably? Are chopsticks better suited to flipping pancakes than a spatula? What about transferring food from one place to another? Why or why not? Conduct an investigation and construct an argument, including input forces, output force, and the relationship between them.

12th Grade

Data Interpretation

Current Events 10 Minutes  Newsela Topic: Choose a World History or Current Events article. Suggested Article Link:  The 1918 flu pandemic that killed millions

Remember:

  • Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives.
  • Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minutes student news.
  • On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.
  • To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Also, keep a journal reflecting on the news/information you explored each day. This should be brief, and about a paragraph in length.
  • As you pick current events and topics, take into consideration the current class in which you are enrolled.
  • Suggested time for completion is 20 minutes.

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day. 

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Read

To obtain a complete picture of one’s health, a person must take into consideration three elements – physical, mental, and social health.  A continuous balance of these three elements is necessary to produce happiness and a higher quality of existence. Wellness is not just knowing these three elements but actually engaging in attitudes and behaviors that will stimulate a better quality of life.  Wellness emphasizes the need to take responsibility for the daily choices made. Being well is a process that requires daily decisions to be made about nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, emotional health, and preventive health care.

At some point, everyone has experienced extreme fatigue and/or hunger.  How did that feeling affect the way they acted toward others? How did it affect their school work?  How does participating in extracurricular activities, such as play practice, ball game nights, and music trips, affect their wellness?  If it went on too long, would it affect their physical well being? A direct relationship exists among physical, mental, and social health.  To be truly well, we must work hard in each of these areas to make decisions that will enhance our total wellness.

An equilateral triangle illustrates these connections and the need for a balanced approach to health.  To achieve and maintain a high level of wellness, everyone must develop all three sides – physical, mental, and social.  Conversely, the wellness triangle can become lopsided and unbalanced if one does not work to develop any one of the sides, or if one spends too much time in one area.

Physical Health:

Physical health means that all parts and systems of the body work well together.  It means that the body has the ability to withstand the stresses of normal daily living.  It means having strength and energy to pursue physical, mental, emotional, and social challenges and changes.  To gain or maintain physical health, a person needs to have proper nutrition, adequate exercise, and enough rest and sleep.  He/she also needs to develop healthy skills, practice cleanliness in order to prevent disease, and get medical and dental checkups and care when needed.

Mental Health:

Mental Health includes how a person likes, accepts, and feels about himself/herself, how well he/she relates to others, and how he/she meets the demands of daily life.  A person with good mental health is in touch with his or her emotions and expresses them in acceptable, healthful ways. Such an individual can usually deal with the problems and frustrations of life without being overwhelmed by them.  Mental health also calls for a person to use his or her mind to develop thinking skills. People with good mental health enjoy learning and know that striving for information and understanding can be an exciting, life-long process.

Social Health:

Social Health involves the way one gets along with others.  It includes his/her ability to make and keep friends and to work and play in cooperative ways, while seeking and lending support when necessary.  It involves communicating well and sharing feelings with others.

11th Grade Health

Topic: Coronavirus (covid-19)  Read or Listen to this article on the Coronavirus and calming anxiety.https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/coronavirus-calm.html?WT.ac=ctg#catfeeling-sad

Hit the play button if you would like it to be read to you. After reading or listening to the article…. Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the questions below.

  1. What are some of your emotions or anxieties, or stressors about the Coronavirus?
  2. How has the  Coronavirus affected your family?
  3. What steps are you taking to stay healthy and get rid of your stress, anxieties, or emotions?

French 1

  • Reading
  • Activity: Draw 1-2-3
    • Draw 1 picture to illustrate the story.
    • Add 2 speech bubbles to the picture (5+ words in French per speech bubble).
    • Write a 3-sentence summary of your picture in French.
      • Bonus challenge: try to come up with dialogue beyond what’s already in the story – what do you think Maman Chatte might say in response to Chaton Curieux?

Spanish 1

  • Reading
  • Activity: Draw 1-2-3
    • Draw 1 picture to illustrate the story.
    • Add 2 speech bubbles to the picture (5+ words in Spanish per speech bubble).
    • Write a 3-sentence summary of your picture in Spanish.

Spanish 2

  • Reading
  • Activity: Draw 1-2-3
    • Draw 1 picture to illustrate the story.
    • Add 2 speech bubbles to the picture (5+ words in Spanish per speech bubble).
    • Write a 3-sentence summary of your picture in Spanish.

Spanish 3

  • Reading
  • Activity: Draw 1-2-3
    • Draw 1 picture to illustrate the story.
    • Add 2 speech bubbles to the picture (5+ words in Spanish per speech bubble).
    • Write a 3-sentence summary of your picture in Spanish.
      • Optional activity: Take a picture and post your illustration to our Google Classroom Question (which will be opened Monday, April 6).

Spanish 4

  • Reading
  • Activity: Draw 1-2-3
      • Draw 1 picture to illustrate the story.
      • Add 2 speech bubbles to the picture (5+ words in Spanish per speech bubble).
      • Write a 3-sentence summary of your picture in Spanish.
        • Optional activity: Take a picture and post your illustration to our Google Classroom Question (which will be opened Monday, April 6).
  • Yoga – on your own, or use this handy sun salutation guide
  • Warm-ups: Choose 2
    • Stance: use the prompts below. For each, give yourself 10 seconds of think time, then hold the stance for 10 seconds. Bonus – do in front of a mirror, a family member, have someone take a picture of your stance, or do with someone over facetime!
      • YOU ARE…. a beautiful butterfly
      • YOU ARE… someone who is just emerging out into the sunlight for the first time in 3 years.
      • YOU ARE… filled with rage.
    • Triple Read: use the lines below. Read each one three times through, trying to do variations of the given emotion each time. Bonus – do for a family member, or a friend over facetime, and have them choose whichever of the three reads they liked the best; then, do a NEW triple read using THAT delivery as a jumping-off point.
      • I guess we could do it that way. (annoyed)
      • Miss Taylor was married. (sad, but trying to hide it)
      • We could get in trouble! (excited)
    • Tongue Twisters: You know how to tongue twister! Remember that the focus is on enunciation, pronunciation, and clarity while you increase your speed, NOT on the speed itself.
      • You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York.
      • She sells seashells by the sea shore.
      • I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.
  • Journal Prompt:
    • What are your goals for Speech for the rest of this school year? What have you been doing/had you done up to school closure? What might you like to explore?

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Mondays/Wednesday

Choral Music Listening Journal
Listen to a variety of choral music and journal about what you hear. Listen to the piece of music however many times you would like and write down anything about the piece. Your thoughts can include what the piece sounds like (happy, sad, angry, triumphant, hopeful, adventurous, etc.), what mood the music puts you in, what it reminds you of, the different colors and tones of the voices, what instruments are being played, what language they are singing in, what the words are conveying, or even the look of the choir if it is a live performance. It can be ANYTHING. Explore reasons why you write down what you write down. Think of this activity as a free-write – there is no wrong answer, just you and your thoughts. If you cannot access links, you can listen to ANYTHING and journal about it! Journal about one piece a day.

Sweet Heart of the Sun – Eric William Barnum – U of O Chamber Choir
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe” – Felix Mendelssohn – St Olaf Choir
And So It Goes – arr. Kirby Shaw – Virginia Women’s Chorus
The Road Home – arr. Stephen Paulus – Baylor University Men’s Choir

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Zombie

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Participate in What’s Going On in this Picture? With the NYTimes, you can become more visually literate. (Follow hyperlink and sign into NY Times with a Google account. Once you choose a picture to discuss the first time, un-check the option to receive updates and ignore prompts to “link” accounts. “Continue to reading” and join the conversation.)

SWEAT Pledge #6

I believe that my safety is my responsibility.  I understand that being in “compliance” does not necessarily mean I’m out of danger.

Watch:  SWEAT Pledge #6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ1OPz1p0U4#action=share (Transcript Below)

Lesson:  Safety and Responsibility

Activity:  Go to:   https://osha.oregon.gov/workers/Pages/Young-workers.aspx

Read – General Information Overview

Expand and Read – For Young Workers.

Think:  What is the role of OSHA in the workplace?

DO:  Around the house:  What are safety hazards around where you live?  How do those differ with age/ability? For example have you had to baby-proof a room or prepare space for someone who is elderly?

Video Transcript

Back in 2005, I think it was, I was working on a scaffold that was maybe four feet off the ground. Because I was on camera, the safety compliance manager on site told me to put on my harness. When I pointed out that the safety line attached to the harness was longer than the distance between the ground and me, he said “Don’t argue. Safety first.” Later that same week, another compliance officer –this one with the Department of Natural Resources – interrupted our shoot to insist that I put on a life jacket while installing a culvert in a runoff pond. Now, the water in the pond was less than a foot deep. When I ask him to explain the need for a grown man to wear a life jacket in 10 inches of water, the compliance professional said the same thing – “Safety first.” From 2004 till 2008, the “Dirty Jobs” crew visited more hazardous work sites than any other crew in the history of television – from crab boats to coal mines to factory floors to construction sites to the very tops of the tallest bridges to crocodile-infested swamps. And during that time, we sat through dozens of mandatory safety briefings. We all became intimately familiar with all the basic protocol – lock out tag out, confined space, fall hazards, respiratory precautions, PPE, the endless checklists, et cetera, et cetera. Through it all, trained professionals were always on hand to remind us that our safety was their priority. For a while, the whole “Safety First” mantra worked pretty well. We managed to deliver three seasons of “Dirty Jobs” with no accidents. Then in season four, things started to unravel. Stitches, broken bones, sprains, contusions, falls, a damaged eardrum, second- and third-degree burns, and many more near misses. It was weird and scary. The job sites were no more dangerous than they’d always been, but the mishaps among my crew were skyrocketing. One day, I came across this study that concluded the most dangerous traffic intersections were those with signs that told pedestrians when to walk and when to wait. Intersections with no such signs were statistically safer because people were more likely to look both ways before crossing the street if there was no blinking sign to tell them when it was safe to do so. They call it a risk compensation – this idea that people subconsciously maintain their own level of risk equilibrium by adjusting their behavior to reflect the changes in their surrounding environment. So when the environment around us feels unsafe, we take fewer chances. And when that same environment starts to feel safer, we take more chances. Statistically, motorcycle riders with helmets drive faster than motorcycle riders without helmets. They take more chances. Anyway, that got me wondering – when these compliance professionals tell us over and over and over that our safety is their priority, wouldn’t that tend to make us feel safer, and wouldn’t that, in turn, prompt us to assume more risk, thereby making us less safe? I think that’s exactly what happened to me and my crew. We got complacent. We bought into this nonsense that somebody actually cares more about our well-being than we do. We were crossing the street because the sign told us it was safe to do so, and we were staying in the crosswalk, but we weren’t looking both ways. In other words, we were in compliance, but we were not out of danger. And that could be hazardous to your health. Bottom line – guidelines are great, but they’re no substitute for common sense. Just because the sign says 55 miles an hour doesn’t mean you should drive the speed limit in an ice storm. Your safety is your responsibility. Anybody who tells you something different, they’re not protecting you, they’re protecting themselves.

Meditation Day 1: 5-10 minutes

Here are five reasons to meditate:
1: Understand your pain
2: Lower your stress
3: Connect better
4: Improve focus
5: Reduce brain chatter

A Basic Meditation for Beginners

The first thing to clarify: What we’re doing here is aiming for mindfulness, not some process that magically wipes your mind clear of the countless and endless thoughts that erupt and ping constantly in our brains. We’re just practicing bringing our attention to our breath, and then back to the breath when we notice our attention has wandered.

  1. Find a place and get comfortable. Prepare to sit still for a few minutes. After you stop reading this, you’re going to simply focus on your own natural inhaling and exhaling of breath.
  2. Focus on your breath. Where do you feel your breath most? In your belly? In your nose? Try to keep your attention on your inhale and exhale.
  3. Follow your breath for two minutes. Take a deep inhale, expanding your belly, and then exhale slowly, elongating the out-breath as your belly contracts.

You did it! Tomorrow we try again and we will meditation for five to 10 minutes with a few added thoughts for you at the end.

Reference:  https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/

Find a detailed picture. Make sure to screenshot, print, or copy it into a document as you will use it all week (5 days). If you don’t have online access, a picture from a book is fine too.

Write a description of the picture using at least 5 complete sentences. Make sure to begin with a broad statement telling the overall scene of the picture. Try to start each of your sentences with a different word.

  1. Read for 30 minutes.
  2. Write about which interactions between characters contribute to the development of the theme.

Yes We Can!

A local food bank has created a unique 100-day plan for collecting donations. How many cans would they have on the 100th day?

Click here for the plan.

Solution

9th Grade

Chapter 2: Velocity

10th Grade

Questions for Writing and Discussion

Read How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells” by Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer then answer the following questions:

  1. How does the coronavirus enter and leave the body? Based on that information, what are ways to prevent the coronavirus from entering your body?
  2. What is viral RNA? How does it affect the infected cell?
  3. Why don’t antibiotics work against viruses? Are there any medications that treat viral infections?
  4. How does the coronavirus infection progress and spread through the body?
  5. What does the immune system do to try to fight the virus?
  6. How might a vaccine be able to prevent the coronavirus? Use your knowledge of how the flu vaccine works to support your point.

11th Grade

What makes news “fake” or “real”? What makes people think something is fake or real? Using a contested claim, evaluate whether it is supported or not, and construct an argument for your perspective. As part of your argument, consider the other side – what might make someone think this is fake or real news? What evidence can you point to that makes you think they are wrong?

12th Grade

Feedback Mechanisms

For each day of the week, find a different workout from this website (https://darebee.com/workouts.html) that fits your personal fitness level, ability, interests and goals.

Along with the workout of your choice from the Darebee database, use any equipment and/or resources you may have at home, and/or simply the space around you. A good goal would be up to 60 mins of moderate activity per day.

Keep in mind that the total amount of physical activity does NOT need to be accomplished all at one time, and we can get physical activity in MANY different ways!!

  • Strength training (body weight and/or weight resistance)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (jogging, fitness walk, up and down stairs, etc.)
  • Yard work! (any continuous/repetitive manual yard work)
  • In-home chores (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
  • Creative movements of your own (dancing, yoga, thai chi, etc.)

Use the following chart to help track and maintain your weekly activity (Make your own!)

9th Grade Health

Rate your physical health based on the past month (1-10:  1 being low, 10 being high).

     (Things to think about include everyday stress, nutrition, exercise, diet, cleanliness, and challenges).

a) Explain why you chose this rating on a separate piece of paper. Challenge yourself to explain it in full sentences on paper or explain it to a family member.

b) In the space below design and color a symbol that you feel best reflects the meaning of physical health.

11th Grade Health

  • How does the coronavirus disease spread?
  • How long does the coronavirus last on surfaces?

Have a discussion with a family member or a friend on the questions.

French 1

*These are news articles, so they tend to be very clear, factual sentences. Adding descriptive words can help to “spice up” the story! What are those penguins like? Is the collaboration between Lego and Nintendo…cool? Incredible? Ridiculous? Etc.

Spanish 1

Example.

From text: Hay un chico que se llama EJ.

Plus 2 words: Hay un chico guapo que se llama EJ Henderson.

Spanish 2

Example.

From text: Hay un chico que se llama EJ.

Plus 2 words: Hay un chico guapo que se llama EJ Henderson.

Spanish 3

  • Reading
  • Activity: Describe your pet
    • Write a paragraph of at least 6 sentences in Spanish and describe your pet. What are they like? What do they do now that you are home? (If you don’t have a pet, write about one of your family members, what they are like, and how they spend their day.)

Spanish 4

  • Reading
  • Activity: Describe your pet
    • Write a paragraph of at least 6 sentences in Spanish and describe your pet. What are they like? What do they do now that you are home? (If you don’t have a pet, write about one of your family members, what they are like, and how they spend their day.)
  • Yoga – on your own, or use this handy sun salutation guide
  • Stance: use the prompts below. For each, give yourself 10 seconds of think time, then hold the stance for 10 seconds. Bonus – do in front of a mirror, a family member, have someone take a picture of your stance, or do with someone over facetime!
    • YOU ARE….a tiny plant seedling in a rainstorm.
    • YOU ARE…a tired park ranger leading the same wildlife show for kids that you’ve been leading for the last 10 years.
    • YOU ARE…filled with love.
  • Triple Read: use the lines below. Read each one three times through, trying to do variations of the given emotion each time. Bonus – do for a family member, or a friend over facetime, and have them choose whichever of the three reads they liked the best; then, do a NEW triple read using THAT delivery as a jumping-off point.
    • It’s a pity that he ever thought of her. (tragic)
    • Always remember to breathe. (reassuring)
    • I love sardines. (sincere)
  • Tongue Twisters: You know how to tongue twister! Remember that the focus is on enunciation, pronunciation, and clarity while you increase your speed, NOT on the speed itself.
    • Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.
    • The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue.
    • Four fine fresh fish for you.
  • Journal Prompt:
    • What are things that you love? What are things that you might like to know more about? Why do you love these things and find them interesting?

Any Day

Warm-Ups led by Mr H

Every Day

Sight-Reading on Sight Reading FactorySight-Reading Factory Instructions & Login Guide

Today

MusicTheory.Net
Review over concepts we have learned in class under the “Lessons”. Click step by step reading the prompts and observing the visual aids. While you are not expected to know any new concepts when we return to class, feel free to explore further in the lessons!

For Ceramics 1 & 2:

Project Planning: Spend approx. 30 minutes each day drawing ideas for projects that you would like to make in clay in the future. These can be sculptures, mugs, vases, bowls, etc. Make these drawings as realistic as possible and include glaze color and design ideas for each. Be creative! You may do one or more drawings on a single page with any materials you have available (pencil, pen, markers, crayons, charcoal or any other supplies you have around). I recommend you keep these all together for future use (in a folder or sketchbook, etc. if possible).

Ceramics 1: (in addition to the above) If you have internet access you may watch the “making a mug using slab construction” videos on our Google Classroom and draw ideas for simple and complex mug designs.

Ceramics 2: (in addition to the project planning) If you have internet access you may watch the video under the “Pierced Pottery” assignment on Google Classroom and draw ideas for surface designs for pottery. You may use any supplies you have available (pencil and paper will work fine).

All the following links lead to learning opportunities at multiple levels of learning and ability. Recommendations would be to spend 30 minutes a day in any of the following links:

  • Smart Music
    • Basically an interactive learning tool that can be used remotely and in the classroom for individual or group assignments, reading music and practicing all types of styles. They are offering free access through June 30th for educators and students. Mr. Petrik has sent out links to virtual classes. If you need access, please contact Mr. Petrik.
  • WIBC Audition Materials
    • Download links to the 2020 Audition Materials for the Western International Band Clinic (an awesome audition experience). Great for High School Students or eager Middle Schoolers in any case. You can also learn more about WIBC here if you don’t know already.
  • Teach Rock
    • TeachRock Distance Learning Packs help students, teachers, and families succeed with remote education. They center project-based learning, collaboration and communication, authentic assessment strategies such as art, podcasts, or videos, and include clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family members to help a student succeed. Best of all, teachers can share them directly with students!
  • SightReadingFactory
    • Makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
  • Museum Tours
    • Great opportunity to view musical instrument displays across the world.
  • Free online music and music tech courses

Daily Drawing/Painting Prompt: Switch

Brainstorm about the day’s prompt and create a drawing or painting (whatever mediums you have on hand) based on what comes to YOUR mind. Spend AT LEAST 15 minutes to as long as you want. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting. Color is optional.

Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.

SWEAT Pledge #6B

I believe that my safety is my responsibility.  I understand that being in “compliance” does not necessarily mean I’m out of danger.

If you have not already… please watch:

SWEAT Pledge #6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ1OPz1p0U4#action=share

Lesson: Safety and Responsibility regarding COVID-19

Activity:  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84CydmuHXD8

  • Count the number of different PPE items that are recommended.  Also note which ones are non-reusable.
  • Math & Current Events: The PPE crisis in this COVID-19 pandemic is that each medical person should have all the PPE from the video- each time they enter each patient’s room.  Disposable PPE isn’t designed to be reused. Reused medical gloves, anyone? In a 12 hour shift, in the ICU of a large hospital, each nurse may have 3 different patients.  They might check on their 3 patients 1 time each hour. How much PPE is required for one nurse during a 12 hour shift?  In addition to that nurse, there might be assistants, doctors, specialist, housekeeping and other people who also enter the patient’s room.  Each person has the right to be fully protected and to throw away that PPE to avoid cross contamination with their other patients.

Reflection:  Mike Rowe and Sweat Pledge #6 states – “I believe that my safety is my responsibility.  I understand that being in “compliance” does not necessarily mean I’m out of danger”.

  • Even if YOU are practicing social distancing (staying 6 feet apart, avoiding large groups) what are some common sense practices you can do in the event others around you ARE NOT practicing social distancing?  Possible scenarios could include: going to the grocery store, distancing at work, etc.

Meditation Day 2: 10 minutes

Meditation is simpler (and harder) than most people think. Read these steps, make sure you’re somewhere where you can relax into this process, set a timer, and give it a shot:

  1. Take a seat: Find a place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
  2. Set a time limit: If you’re just beginning, it can help to choose a short time, such as five or 10 minutes.
  3. Notice your body: You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.
  4. Feel your breath: Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
  5. Notice when your mind has wandered: Inevitably, your attention will leave the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.
  6. Be kind to your wandering mind: Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.
  7. Close with kindness:  When you’re ready, gently lift your gaze (if your eyes are closed, open them). Take a moment and notice any sounds in t