I'm the Best!Week 20/21



DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
1-30-14
Justin and the Knights of Valour
In the clip, Justin is being trained in the ways of the knights.
What adult has helped teach you the things you need to realize your dreams?
How have they helped you?
What would you say to thank them?
8-10 Sentences
1-31-14
Kwame Kilpatrick
Why was he sentenced?
Was Kwame Kilpatrick sentencing fair? Explain
What could he had done differently?
8-10 Sentences
2-3-14
Hump Day!!!!
What is the purpose of this commercial?
Why is this commercial successful?
Wha kind of commericals do you like?

8-10 Sentences
2-4-14
Animal as Inspiration

Some of the robots in the video are inspired by how real life animals move.
The robots are compared to cheetahs, dogs, and even humans.
Why do you think scientists would want to use robots to mimic animals?
What other animals might they want to study and copy? Write to explain.

6-8 Sentences



DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
2-5-14
What is Discrimination?

Today, Jackie Robinson is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived. His road to success, however, was not easy - he faced racial discrimination from fans, opposing players, and even his own teammates. While the discrimination Robinson face was race-based, discrimination comes in many forms. Ask students to:
  • Defines discrimination in your own words
  • Describe a time you or someone you know experienced discrimination

6-8 Sentences
2-6-14
How Can We Keep Our City Beautiful?

Americans generate more than 250 million tons of garbage each year. Write 6-8 sentences that explains:
  • The effect excess waste generation has on the environment;
  • The importance of recycling;
  • How they can help reduce waste production in their own homes.
2-7-14
No school



Week 22/23

2-10-14
Dinosaurs Among Us

Imagine a society in which dinosaurs walked among us. They can talk and think and live safely among people. In the video, the dinosaur loves to race.
What other things from our society would dinosaurs enjoy?
Where would they want to live?
What kind of jobs would they do? 8-10 sentences
2-11-14
First Impressions - Not Always Correct

Have you ever stereotyped or judged someone else too quickly, but once you got to know them better, found that you were completely wrong?
Explain what happened (without using names) and what made you realize that your first impression of that person was wrong.
8-10 Sentences

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
2-12-14
Toys Trashed?


When you outgrow your toys, what do you do with them?

Do you think its best to keep them, give them to a younger family member or to charity, or to throw them away?Why?

6-8 Sentences
2-13-14
Real Life Iron Man Suit

How do you feel about technology and the future?
How will this change fighting in Wars?
What technological ideas do you have that would like to see come true (Think about movies or videos games for ideas)?
2-14-14


MID WINTER BREAK!!!!!!
2-19-14
Role Model Responsibilities

Many athletes and celebrities fall into the category of role models, regardless if they choose to be or not. Do you think that celebrities make good role models?
Do you think they should assume the responsibility of acting as a role model to young kids, regardless if they want to or not?

6-8 Sentences

AbNorman

The kids at school call Norman “AbNorman” and make fun of him because he's different. Have you ever felt like you were excluded or ridiculed because you were different? Write a brief personal narrative explaining how you were treated and how you dealt with it.

6-8 Sentences


WEEK 24

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
2-24-14
Game Instructions

Explain step-by-step instructions for playing your favorite game.
It could be Angry Birds, a video game or a sport.
Be sure to explain each step clearly, so your readers can play the game themselves without any other help.

6-8 Sentences
2-25-14
Inventions Based on Animal's Abilities

Many man-made inventions are a result of people studying how different animals live. For instance, scientists study birds when designing airplanes. Sonar technology mimics how bats use sound waves to navigate instead of sight.
Imagine that you are one of the scientists. You’ve been asked to invent something useful for humans based on the abilities, instincts or behavior of an animal.

To start, choose an animal to study.
Then, brainstorm the different traits and abilities associated with this animal.
Finally, describe at least one possible invention/man-made creation that could be made based on one of those animal’s abilities.

8-10 Sentences
2/26/14
Predicting & Rewriting Conclusions

If you do NOT know how the story ends, use what you know about the story and any clues from author/filmmaker to PREDICT how the story will end. Include what you think will happen to the main characters. Also, explain why you think the story will end this way in at least two sentences.
If you DO know how the story ends, rewrite the ending with a different conclusion. Then, explain why you think one of the conclusions better fits the story (you can choose the original conclusion OR your version).

6-8 Sentences
2/27/14
Exploring the Outdoors

These extreme athletes explore nature, including mountains, rivers and waterfalls, through their hobbies.
Imagine that you could explore anywhere in the world. What kind of lands would like like to explore? How would you like to explore (i.e. on foot, by bike, via helicopter, etc)?
6-8 Sentences
2/28/14
NO SCHOOL!!!!!!!!

WEEK 25
DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
3-3-14
Storm Chaser

Would you ever consider being a storm chaser?
Why or why not?
What do you think the risks would be?
What do you think the rewards would be?

6- 8 sentences
3-4-14
You Pirate Story

Write a story as if you are one of the characters
(a passenger on the US ship, a pirate, a Naval officer retaking the ship).

8-10 sentences
3-5-14
Spiderman vs. ELectro

What do you think of the trailer?Do you think this will be great?Do you like Spider-man's new suit?What do you think will happen at the end?

6-8 Sentences
3-6-14
Making Music

Music is clearly a passion of this young man.
What hobby are you passionate about?
Describe how it feels when you are doing the thing you love.

6-8 Sentences
3-7-14
NO SCHOOL

WEEK 25

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
3/10/14
Stress Reliever

Laughter has been proven to relieve stress.
What are some things that help you relieve stress?
Why does it work for you?
What are somethings you can avoid that causes stress?

8-10 sentences
3/11/14
Snow Day
3/12/14


Quake Inner Monologue

Create an inner monologue describing the thoughts of someone who was in the earthquake.
6-8 Sentences

3/13/14

3/14/14
Student Video Choice Day

WEEK 27

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
3/17/14
Tickle Fight with a Gorilla

In this video you can see the actor Robin Williams enjoying himself in the presence of a gorilla.

If you had an animal you could talk to, what would it be?
What are some things you would ask your animal friend?
Will your family and friends accept your animal friend? Why?

6-8 Sentences
3/19/14
Health Tips for Athletes

To run a marathon, you have to be in good shape. Brainstorm ways people can live a healthy lifestyle, including what they eat, drink and their day-to-day activities.
Create a list of 10 health tips for Jared and explain why each tip will help the athlete succeed in their fitness goal.
3/20/14
Bullying Experiment

Do you think you would help out a person if he or she was being bullied?
How would you approach the situation?
Do you know someone who is bullied?
How do would you feel if someone bullied you?

8- 10 Sentences
3/21/14
Science Fair


WEEK 28

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
3/24/14
Be a Builder

You've been tasked to build a house that can withstand the vortex canon.
Describe the materials and building methods you would use to withstand that force.

6-8 Sentences
3/25/14
Messages for Carrier Pigeons


Before the internet, phones or even the telegraph, pigeons were used to send messages to people who lived far away. Imagine that you live in the time before these technologies exist and you can only communicate via carrier pigeon.
Write a letter to a friend that moved away.
You should describe your day-to-day life WITHOUT any technologies.
How would you spend your time?
What things would you do for fun?


6-8 Sentences
3/26/14
Fan Poster


Pretend you are going to the celebration for the US Women’s Soccer team World Cup run or for Japan's win.
Create a poster that shows your excitement for how well they did.
It should have a message for the team or one of the players.
You can decorate the poster with a theme related to your message, soccer, America, etc..

Please add color for full credit
3/27/14
Interviewing your Favorite

Anchor man Ron Burgundy had a great time interviewing Payton Manning in this clip.

Is there a person you wish you could interview?
What would you ask this person?
Come up with 4 questions you would like to ask the interviewer.

6-8 Sentences
3/27/14
Profession Development Day

WEEK 28

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
3/24/14
Top Athlete
Who is your favorite basketball player?
Who is your favorite basketball team? why?
If You don't like basketball tell me you favorite sport and athlete.

6-8 Sentences
3/25/14
Dance Battle Part 2

The Detroit dancing duo video has went viral!!

Why is this video so popular now?
Do you feel you could win a dance battle against the kid and Piston's usher?

6-8 Sentences
3/26/14
Video Games

The Angry Birds series of video games appeals to kids and adults of all ages.
What other games can you think of that adults enjoy just as much as small children?
What qualities do you think a game of that nature needs to have?

6-8 Sentences
3/27/14
Nfl

Who is your favorite player?
what do you think about this video?
If you could play or be a cheerleader for a team, what team would it be?

6-8 Sentences
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9BPN0ewBNk#aid=P8LFa0H-2wg



Week29

Date
Assignments
3-31-14
Information and Emotions====
Some advertisements try to sell a product by telling you about the product.
They mention features, prices, and other information.
Other advertisements try to sell a product by making you feel a certain way about the product.
Do you think that this Hyundai ad is more an informational advertisement or more an emotional advertisement?
Write a paragraphs to explain why. Use specific examples from the ad.

6-8 Sentences
4-1-14
Cookie Jingle

In this song, Cookie Monster references a variety of different cookies and brand names.
Can you think of some other brands that the lovable blue monster might have forgotten?
Write your own verse incorporating your favorite cookies.

6-8 sentences
4-2-14
Christmas Prank

This hard working man was victimized by his own kids on Christmas.
Was there a time when you thought you were
getting a particular item (toys, candy, shoes etc) from someone but was pranked/ lied to you instead?
How did it make you feel?
Have you pranked someone before?
What did you do?

How did the victim feel?


6-8 Sentences
4-3-14

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

In the trailer, we're introduced to characters whose appearances are very different from their personalities.
Describe the character Sully's appearance and why children might find him so scary.
Then, describe the personality he appears to show in the film.
Compare and contrast the expectations his appearance creates and the reality of his personality.

8-10 Sentences

4-4-14
GOOOOOOAAAAL!!!!

Whats your favorite shoe brand?

If you could make an advertisement/commercial,what would it be about?

If you dont like soccer, what's your favorite sport?
6-8 SentencesExtra credit: design and color your own shoes using the back of journal prompt (3 pts)



WEEK 30


DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
4/7/14
YOU ARE MY HERO!!!

Marvel have many unique superheroes that display different personalities and powers.
Which hero is your favorite?
What do you like about your character ?
What power would like to have?

Draw a picture/ color picture for 3 extra points
6-8 Sentences
4/8/14
Record Breakers

Felix broke several records in this exciting jump.
He jumped from a record-breaking height of 24 miles above the earth,
he reached record speeds of over 700 miles per hour, and
he was the first man to break the sound barrier (move faster than the speed of sound).
Can you think of a world record that you could match or break?
How would you go about preparing for your world record?

8-10 sentences
4/9/14
The Power of Hope
J. Mac inspires hope in children with autism and with their parents, just like Cornell’s coach.
How does J. Mac’s story give hope to other people with autism?

8-10 Sentences
4/10/14

Number 1 Pick

What superstar can you be? How?
Who is your favorite superstar (Sports, Movie,Actors, Actress)? Why?

6-8 sentences
4/10/14



WEEK 31


DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
4/14/14
Sacrifice


Katniss Everdeen, the main character in The Hunger Games, volunteers to be a tribute to save her sister’s life.

Have you ever sacrificed something for someone you love?

(Your example doesn’t have to be extreme.

Think about instances in which you gave up an object or even your time to help someone or make them happy).

Describe your sacrifice and how it made you feel to give something up for another person.


8-10 Sentences
4/15/14
Welcome to the Good Life

Being a celebrity can provide you with amazing opportunities. Pretend you are a celebrity and have your own private jet that can take you anywhere in the world. Where would you go?

List 3 dream destinations. Then, explain why you would want to go to each place.

8-10 Sentences
4/16/14
HI My Name is!!!

1. What do you think of his life story?
2.Do yo think he is a bad person?
3.How do you feel about his mom?

6-8
4/17/14
Catch Me if You Can

what is your favorite game ?
what do u think about this game?what game would you make if you had the opportunity to make one?
6-8


WEEK 32

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
4/28/14
EpIc Battle

Spiderman and Batman are very popular characters that are loved by many.
It would be very interesting to see these two battle each other.
Is there a(n) athlete, cartoon character, celebrity, etc you would like see go a couple round with in battle?
Who would win? why?

6-8 Sentences
4/29/14
Put Yourself in Their Cleats

Imagine that you are on the opposing team in a similar situation during an important playoff game.
If that home run is the difference between winning and going to the state championship or ending your season, what would you do?

6-8 Sentences
4/30/14
Moon Folklore

Before science could explain such phenomena, people would come up with stories about gods and nature to explain them.
Use your imagination to write your own story about the cause and weird effects the moon can have.
Write a 1 paragraph story with yourself as the protagonist experiencing weird things during a Super Moon.

6-8 Sentences
4/31/14
Mixed Fillings :-/
Yikes!! This guy was burnt by the woman he loved….. in public!!!. The young lady tried to stop him from proposing but her effort wasn't successful.
If you were the guy, what would you do after the public embarrassment?
If you were the woman, what would you do after the public embarrassment?

8-10 Sentences
5/1/14
Fun with Ronald McDonald


What is your favorite fast food Restaurants?
Why do you like it?What's your favorite meal and why?What are some healthy alternatives instead of eating fast food?

6-8 Sentences



WEEK 33

DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
5/5/14
US Kills Bin Laden

How have the 9/11 attacks impacted the way you see the world?
What does it mean to you that Osama bin Laden has been killed?

8-10 Sentences
5/6/14
Shuttle Flight Commentary

Pretend you are a radio commentator who is explaining this event to your audience.Describe the event, crowd and everything you see in the video.Feel free to add commentary about why this event is special or what it means for America

8-10 Sentences
5/7/14

5/8/14
Positive Pastimes

Creating the “Fight” newspaper gave tsunami victims hope and a creative outlet.
This is an inspirational story of how survivors find ways to enjoy their lives no matter what adversity they face.


How do you cope with things that go wrong in your life?
Describe a time when you were disappointed and things didn’t go your way. How did you react?
Then, describe what the most positive, productive reaction to that disappointment would be.
Be creative and remember to think about the small things in life that help you keep a positive attitude.


8-10 Sentences

5/9/14
What is your favorite Talk Show?Would you like to be on a Talk Show?If you could carpool with a group or people, who would they be?

8-10 Sentences



WEEK 34



DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
5/12/14
Blood is Thicker than Water

What do you think this fight is all about?
Have you witness a family member in a fight?
What was the outcome?

8-10
5/13/14
Marshmallow on My Mind

Have you ever lied to your parents or any authority figure? Why?
Was it worth?

6-8 Sentences


5/14/14
Field Trip
5/15/14

No topic NWEA

516/14
I'm the Best!!!

Do you think Eminem is a good rapper?Do you think he will be around for many year?who do you think is Better than him?
6-8 Sentences



WEEK 35



DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
5/19/14
Home Sweet Home

What would you do to help a homeless person?
What are some reason why people are homeless?
Do you feel we as a nation are doing enough to help the less fortunate?

6-8 Sentences
5/20/14
Young and in Charge

Do feel she is talented?
What are some talents you have?
How do you feel about videos relating to kids?

6-8 sentences


5/21/14

5/22/14



5/23/14
INO School


WEEK 36


DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
5/26/14
No School
5/27/14
Momma!!….My Head Hurt!!
What are some effect of brain Damage?
Have you ever seen at brutal attack? What Happen?
What are some long terms of being hit in the head?

6-8 Sentnces


5/28/14
Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Do you know someone who was arrested? What happened?
How would you feel if you were arrested for a crime you didn't commit?

8-10 Sentences
5/29/14
Zombie Drugs


what did you think of this video?

why do you think its bad to take this drug or any other?
why do you think shes acting like that?
8-10 Sentences
5/30/14




WEEK 37



DATE
ASSIGNMENTS
6/2/14
SPORT SCIENCE


Do you think lebron like science?

Do you think science have anything to do with basketball or football in why?
Do you think this would inspire you to play football or basketball?
6-8 Sentences
6/3/14
Young and in Charge Part 2

Would you think you could sing like him?Do you think he could sing as good as bruno mars?Do you think he was talented for a little boy?

6-8 Sentences


6/4/14
**Maintaining Healthy Habits**

Being trapped underground for over 60 days can be extremely harmful to your health. With the limited space and zero sunlight, these miners were very restricted on what they were able to do. Doctors were very worried that many of these miners would be in a severe health condition.
Imagine you are one of the miners.
List at least 5 daily activities you would do to make sure you maintained the best health possible while trapped underground.
Include activities that would help maintain both your physical and mental health.
6/5/14
Interview of the Year

If you have an opportunity to interview a person, who would it be?Write down 5 questions you would ask this person.

6-8 sentences
6/6/14