Ok, for real, we’ll have our next meeting on Wednesday, December 18th at 8:00 in the media center.
Bring in one book that won’t kill you to part with. Wrap it up so you can’t see what it is. We’ll do a book swap game for our December book & decide on our January book. If you want to bring in a festive snack to share, that would be awesome.
Also, yearbook will take our club photo. So sorry for the lack of a November meeting. I also want to discuss some fun ideas for book club in the new year. Yay, books!
Don’t forget to join our Edmodo group!
5th Annual Book Drive
Through December 19th we are collecting new and gently used books for the battered women’s shelters of Cobb and Douglas Counties (collection points inside school). New books are provided in gift bags for kids residing in the shelter on Christmas day. We hope that a good book can take the reader away from reality for at least a short time, and perhaps provide motivation and hope for the future.
We thank all of the McClure Middle School families and staff who have supported this effort for the last three years, and those of you who will continue to make this a successful event.
We wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.
Kensey and Lindsey Dahlquist
McClure Middle School Class of 2013
For more info on how to use EasyBib to cite sources and create/organize notes, check out the Resources-Students tab above.
Using the 5 W’s of website evaluation, examine this website and determine whether or not you would use it for a research project. Why/Why not?
BrainPop Plagiarism Video
Evaluating Websites Game
Copy the code you are given when you complete the game & enter it here:
Links *should* be active in the above presentation.
(submit one per team)
Remember, Don’t Search with a Limited Palette!
Try this for fun:
Play the Google A Day Challenge
Today, you’re going to put all of your research into your final project! YAY!
Step 1: ThingLink Creation
- Only ONE student per group needs to do this.
- Go to http://www.thinglink.com/
- Set up an account.
- Upload your background image (decide as a group who’s map is the best).
- Edit the settings to “Unlisted”
- Log into the ThingLink account on your group memebers’ computers.
Step 2: Link your stuff!
- Watch this video for more information about how to add links to your map: VIDEO TUTORIAL
- Add your links.
- For each link you need to title it (Government, Leadership, Voting Rights, OR Personal Freedoms)
- Look at this example if you need help: EXAMPLE THINGLINK
Step 3: Sharing your ThingLink
- Share to Edmodo. ONE STUDENT PER GROUP DOES THIS!
- Select Share icon
- Click on Edmodo
- Copy the iframe code by clicking on the Copy to clipboard button
- Log in to your Edmodo account
- Create a new post and attach a Link to it
- Give the attachment a title and click Attach (put all your group memebers’ names in it!!!)
- Fill in the empty fields and click Send
- Your Thinglink image will now show up in your post as an attachment, which can be opened/closed by clicking on the attachment icon.
- Share with Mrs. Harpin: link EACH STUDENT DOES THIS INDIVIDUALLY!!!
- Copy the link to your ThingLink by clicking on the “Share” icon.
- Open this link & answer the questions. (put your name as Group Member 1 & the others as 2 & 3)
Step 4: Print your Project Planning Sheet
- Use the 644 to print in black ink.
- Staple it to your group’s rubric.
- Hand it in to Ms. Grady.
Thank you all! It’s been lovely & I can’t wait to see your creations!
PS: If you finish early: make a crossword puzzle using your social studies vocabulary. PuzzleMaker
SS7CG5: The student will explain the structures of the national governments of Southwest Asia (Middle East)
a. Compare the parliamentary democracy of the State of Israel, the monarchy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the theocracy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, distinguishing the form of leadership and the role of the citizen in terms of voting rights and personal freedoms.
|Complete the project planning sheet for your country of contribution.
|Use these resources to find information for this project
- Each group member will be responsible for compiling resources for their country of contribution. This is individual work. Individuals will be evaluated on their Project Planning Sheets.
- Group members will work together to create an interactive learning tool by using thinglink.com.
- The group will submit their completed ThingLink to this link & Edmodo.
|Example Project Planning Chart:
Item description & type
Why did you select this particular item?
|Should illustrate the government
||Copy & paste the web address for each item you choose to use in this project,
||Explain why each item you selected explains/ illustrates/ addresses the topics in the first column.
|Should illustrate the form of leadership
|Should illustrate voting rights
|Should illustrate personal freedoms
ThingLink-create one per group
Submit your completed ThingLink to this link & Edmodo.
As according to legend, the Book Fairy did indeed emerge from the library this morning, bestowing gifts to those who had pleased her.
Unfortunately only one homeroom had no overdue books: Mrs. Foxwell’s class reigned supreme and received CANDY!
Randomly selected students & staff who participated in the drawing and Facebook comment contests were rewarded with scary books and candy. The Book Fairy had a marvelous time (except that her tutu rendered it impossible to sit down…)
The Media Center also handed out “Trick-or-Treat” jelly beans. JellyBelly has a BeanBoozled box of very weird & disgusting flavors mixed in with normal & yummy flavors. The problem is that they look exactly alike! The brown jelly bean could be chocolate pudding OR it could be canned dog food. We’ve pretty much decided that the centipede flavor is the worst, but booger & barf are pretty awful as well. Students who checked out a book today got to take a jelly bean & hope that it was a ‘treat’ flavor, not a ‘trick’ flavor. Either way, we gave them a piece of tasty candy for being good sports about it!
We hope you have a fabulous All Hallows Read & a safe Halloween!