Extended Response Prompt Unit 4

Question #3: Are We Heading Toward One Global Culture?  

Directions: Gather evidence supporting alternative perspectives on a public policy issue.

Data Collection: Use the provided sources of information to find data to support arguments for and against the debatable question  “Should Jews be allowed to live in the Islamic country of Iran?”  

  1. Please watch the following video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiWyInCmD5s
  2. Please read the following article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/irans-jewish-community-reflects-a-complicated-relationship-with-israel/2013/10/02/e531039e-2ac4-11e3-b141-298f46539716_story.html

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Seaway Sign Up

Igniting Minds, Fueling Wellness Saturday, June 27th @ 7:15 am

Calling all students, teachers, families, and community members!!

We need YOU to represent the Reeths­-Puffer community in the 34th annual Seaway Run/Walk!!

Step #1: Please choose which race to enter.

~Choice #1​: 5K Run Cost: ​Free to any Reeths-­Puffer Student/$5 donation appreciated!(Seaway Sign Up Form 2015~Fixed Copy)

~Choice #2:​Community Walk Cost:​ Free to any Reeths-­Puffer Student/$5 donation appreciated! (Seaway Sign Up Form 2015~Fixed Copy)

~Choice #3: ​Race Volunteer Cost: ​Free to any Reeths-­Puffer Student/Staff Member

● All Reeths­-Puffer Employees can register for a reduced rate of $10.00 by using the online link and sending their payment to Amy Niklasch at RPIS.

*All others interested in participating that are not RP students or staff members must register using the official Seaway Site! 

*Checks payable to Reeths­-Puffer Schools, cash is preferred.

Step #2: Register on or before Friday, May 29th!

Register Here: ​Register Online using the following website link http://goo.gl/forms/b0Vbp2qSut

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Having Grit and Getting Better

Good Morning Parents,

This year has been a  year of  significant growth for our students.  We have focused on our ability to process information at a higher level of thinking, provide evidence and reasoning to our personal views, work collaboratively with others, and create well written pieces of writing that fit age appropriate conventions. Writing continues to be an area of focus, with many reteaching opportunities and guided supports offered.   The extended response piece has been a center of focus for our class.  Students are challenged to take a position on a public policy issue and support their position using a Core Democratic Value, prior knowledge from history, geography, civics, or economics, and gather statistical evidence.  This is a very challenging skill and we have been practicing all year.

A typical extended response will process through these re-teaching and support loops:

1. Students will create an extended response and check their work using a provided rubric.

2. Peer editor will check over work and provide suggestions to improve.

3. Teacher will grade writing according to provided rubric. Teacher will give instructions for improvement and growth.

4. Students achieving below a “B” level of work will be asked to improve their writing based on teacher’s recommendations.

5. Teacher re-assesses writing and provides additional feedback.

6. Student may need to improve their writing and receive one on one support.

This is an effective method to improve student achievement in writing.  Adversely, this is a method that many of our students are uncomfortable with and personalize as a failure.  This is where parent support is needed and warranted.  Please support the growth model of achievement in my classroom and encourage your child to keep persevering through the writing process to create a well written piece.  Writing has never been more important in terms of academic performance and I am holding a line of excellence to improve my students in the skills detrimental to their achievement.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

 

 

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RPIS Field Day Volunteers

Hello Parent Team,

We are looking for parent volunteers for the morning of Thursday, May 28th.  Students will be participate in three events and will also run or walk a 5K during the morning (8:30 -11:30).  Lunch will be a sack lunch that they bring from home or if needed, order from the cafeteria.  During the afternoon, students will focus on health and wellness in the classroom.
If you’d like to help out, that would be great!  We are looking for about 20 volunteers to help out with our morning events and 5K.  Please let me know, and I will add your name to our list.

 

Thanks and have a great day!

 

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Rocket Time Activity

Please use the following website to complete your chart that identifies the following:

1. Assigned Country Background

2. News Profile Of Assigned Country

3. Relationship to or view of Bin Laden

4. Video Connection

 

 

 

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5-8-15 Friday

School Announcements Here

Rocket Time Video: Fighting For Osama Bin Laden  

Science Video: Mega Volcano Video  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plate Boundary Simulation

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Child Labor Video Clips

Step One: Watch and complete Noting What I Learned WS

Clip One 

Clip Two 

Clip Three 

Clip Four 

Clip Five 

Step Two: Listen to the podcast and add to Noting What I Learn 

Choose a podcast to listen to from the website located here

 

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Cultural Experience For 6th Grade Students~ Extra Credit Opportunity

When: Monday, May 11th @ 7:30 PM

Where: Cinema Carosuel

What: Movie “I Am 11″   See The Movie Trailer Here 

Movie Synopsis:

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey hopscotched around the globe to make her feature documentary debut “I Am Eleven,” in which she interviews 11-year-old boys and girls about every topic imaginable. From love and marriage to war and religion to culture and the environment, they speak honestly, often humorously, and from the heart.

Official Review Site Here 

How to Attend: Students must reserve their seat online before Friday, May 1st @ 12:00 am using the following link: Reserve Your Tickets Here   

Cost: $10.25 per ticket, online credit card payment required.

Social Studies Extra Credit Offered: 50 extra credit points for attending the premiere!

 

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3/26 & 3/27 Thursday & Friday

Rocket Time: SWBA to compare and contrast religions of the world. 

  • Five Main Religions Video &  Concept Map WS
  • Article: Growing Up In Islam -The Boys & Reflection WS

AM Core: 

SS: SWBA to demonstrate their knowledge of culture.

PM Core: 

SS: SWBA to demonstrate knowledge of Unit 2 vocabulary. 

Vocabulary Quiz 2.4, please use reading support if needed.  Remember to report your score!

Sci: SWBA to explain how heat transfer and energy are connected. 

  • Complete States Of Matter Vocabulary WS
  • Take States Of Matter Online Vocabulary Quiz, please use reading support if needed. Remember to report your score!
  • Energy Transfer Raps: Please tap and be ready to perform on Monday.

 

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Spring Conferences

2015 Spring Conferences

Niklasch & Jacoby

Conference Schedule  

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

We are pleased to announce that it is conference time!  Conferences can be instrumental in supporting your child’s performance in school.  Student success is dependent on the shared responsibility among families, schools, and students.  Conferences are a great time to discuss that shared responsibility and ways in which all stakeholders can work collaboratively to improve the performance of all Rocket learners.

Conference Options:

The following schedule is just a SUGGESTION to help ease the amount of people during conference  times.  If you cannot make the suggested time, please come at a time that is convenient for you.   Conferences will be held in five minute increments, on a first come, first serve manner.  There will be seating outside our rooms for parents to await their conference.

 

~  If your child’s last name begins with an A-­L, please try to attend Tuesday, March 31st between 5­-8 pm .

~  If your child’s last name begins with a M-­Z, please try to attend on Wednesday, April 1st between 4­-7 pm.     

~  If you are able to come during the day on Wednesday, April 1st from 12-­3 pm, please attend.   

 

We also understand life is busy with time constraints.  If you are not able to attend conferences during this time, please note that we will work to schedule a time slot on a different date requested by you.  If you are unable to attend conferences during the above scheduled times or would prefer a phone conference, please refer to the attached form.  Please fill out the form and return to your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday, March 30th.  Students will receive a hard copy of this form on Wednesday, March 25th. 

Alternative Conference Scheduling Form 

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Science Websites

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Sign Up For The Seaway Walk/Run To Get Extra Credit……

Igniting Minds, Fueling Wellness Saturday, June 27th @ 7:15 am

Calling all students, teachers, families, and community members!!

We need YOU to represent the Reeths­-Puffer community in the 34th annual Seaway Run/Walk!!

Step #1: Please choose which race to enter.

~Choice #1​: 5K Run Cost: ​Free to any Reeths-­Puffer Student/$5 donation appreciated!(Seaway Sign Up Form 2015~Fixed Copy)

~Choice #2:​Community Walk Cost:​ Free to any Reeths-­Puffer Student/$5 donation appreciated! (Seaway Sign Up Form 2015~Fixed Copy)

~Choice #3: ​Race Volunteer Cost: ​Free to any Reeths-­Puffer Student/Staff Member

● All Reeths­-Puffer Employees can register for a reduced rate of $10.00 by using the online link and sending their payment to Amy Niklasch at RPIS.

*All others interested in participating that are not RP students or staff members must register using the official Seaway Site! 

*Checks payable to Reeths­-Puffer Schools, cash is preferred.

Step #2: Register on or before Friday, May 29th!

How To Register: ​Register Online using the following website link:http://goo.gl/forms/b0Vbp2qSut

● Links can be found on the district website, GoRocketCity.org, and each school’s website.

○ A free Reeths­ Puffer t-­shirt will be given to all students & staff to wear on race day. Please designate your size when you sign up online.

*To get a free t­-shirt, online registration must be completed by Friday, May 1st.

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We NEED Your Voice!!!!!

Good Afternoon,

In order to continue to push for healthy reforms, our committee needs data from parents, students, and staff.  Would you mind taking two minutes from your busy day and complete this 12 question survey? We would be most grateful, as the data will give us opportunity to share the preferences of our community, pertaining to our lunch menu.
Thank you for your efforts and support of these timely initiatives,  We could not move forward without your support!
Thank You,
RP Wellness Committee
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Ocean Floor Spreading Demonstrations

 

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Plate Tectonics Simulation

Divergent Simulation 

Transform Simulation 

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