Sunday, March 29, 2020


Woohoo! Virtual Spirit Week! Post, tag, share!

8th Homeroom: all assignments in Google Classroom. 
Zoom Meeting ID:   930-128-388


8th -2 - all assignments in Google Classroom
Zoom Meeting ID: 535-494-192

7th-1 - all assignments in Google Classroom
Zoom Meeting ID: 488-050-691

7th-2 - all assignments in Google Classroom
Zoom Meeting ID:  209-946-919

6th - All assignments in Google Classroom
Zoom meeting ID: 914-224-413

NEW! NEW! Virtual Office Hours on Mondays from 1:30-2pm. Zoom Meeting ID: 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MIDDLE SCHOOL PRAYER MEETING!
Thursdays at 2pm

https://zoom.us/meeting/461105316

Come pray with us!
7th grade Bible class!
See you at 11am!
Watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPhoQhxXxkw Stop it after the cartoon part, and we'll talk.


Answer these questions about  King Manasseh.


1.How old was he when he became king?

2. Was he the same kind of king as his father, King Hezekiah?

3. How long was Manasseh's reign?

4. What changed King Manasseh?

5. What does King Manasseh's life teach us about our own lives?

Answers to questions due on a Google doc by Friday.


We are getting closer to Easter. Next week, we will shift our focus to learning about Jesus. Listen and worship to this song, and examine your heart. Do you know Jesus? Do you follow Him? Have you given your life to Him?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

8th -1 Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/930128388

8th-2 Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/535494192

Secret Garden Test:

Watch this video for a message from Mrs. Desjarlais.

https://youtu.be/9faThbXZQsI

This test is due Friday.

Open a google doc.

You are to list three themes of The Secret Garden, and give two examples of each. If you need to watch the theme video again, you may. (Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H6GCe7hmmA&t=285s  )

 This should be very neat. Your answers must be written in paragraph form. Here's an example:

1. Theme
    Example
    Example

Then, write two paragraphs about how Mary is the catalyst (something that produces change) for both Colin's and Mr. Craven's futures.

Test due by 5 on Friday. Be very careful to use good grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Then, take a virtual field trip to Duke Gardens and to the gardens at Biltmore Estate.

https://gardens.duke.edu/about

https://www.biltmore.com/visit/biltmore-estate/gardens-grounds/

And after that...
Listen to this, and remember that God is bigger than anything we deal with on this earth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvfrhmI32CY



7-1
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/488050691


Time to started on your one-pager. Here's an example of what it should look like. You may remember the cool "The Raven" ones my 8th graders did back in November. Now it's your turn to do one for Number the Stars. It's due on Friday.

Watch this video:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/4Jxndu3uxlxJRp389xjzWawOPZ-iT6a8gyRKrPIIzhvSJ_BE0dXCoaG0xBDbr-sd?startTime=1584489206000

-Fill all blocks completely. This is not the place for one-word replies.
-Be creative.
- It should be colorful and easy to read.








The NC art museum is closed, but you can explore the Judaic installment art by clicking on this link.
https://ncartmuseum.org/art/view/judaic 

Click on this link. This is waiting for you:
https://quizlet.com/_87zf7a?x=1jqt&i=502q6

Here are your new vocab words for Hatchet. Get friendly with them. Quizlet can help you with pronunciation until we discuss them on Monday. Play games with them!!

https://quizlet.com/278226143/7th-grade-hatchet-flash-cards/




7-2

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/209946919

It's time for your Number the Stars test.

1. Open a Google doc.

2. You are to discuss two themes of Number the Stars, and give text evidence to back them up. These must be in paragraph form.

Example:

Theme 1
Text evidence
Text evidence


If you need to go back and watch the theme video, you may. Here it is: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H6GCe7hmmA&t=285s


THEN,

Write two paragraphs about what Number the Stars teaches you about being a hero.
Be  very careful to use good grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Due Friday by 5pm.


Then, go study your new vocab words. Try to set a new high score!
https://quizlet.com/278226143/7th-grade-hatchet-flash-cards/


Get in a Hatchet state of mind. Click on this link, then scroll down to see beautiful Canadian lakes. We'll see how beautiful we think they are after we read our book.....
https://www.pandotrip.com/top-10-incredible-lakes-in-canada-21623/





6th Grade!

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/914224413

We shall read "On the Doorstep" today. What we do not finish, you will. Then you'll answer these questions in complete sentences. Each question will require several sentences.

 First, open a google doc.
1. Describe the area around the mountain near the secret door.
2. How do Bilbo and the dwarves finally find the secret door?

Go to Khan academy. Continue to work on nouns until you master them. I will check your progress and assign you verbs when you are ready.

Study your poem! I will have you recite it outside somewhere, and your parents can email me the video!




Monday, March 23, 2020

Bible class! See you from 11am-11:25 on Tuesday!

Here's your Zoom invite:
Kelley Desjarlais is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bible 7th Grade
Time: Mar 24, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/302549822?pwd=aVR5MUszcVhlMUFtSVhncGdhbzFwZz09

Meeting ID: 302 549 822
Password: 356771

Be sure you have your Bible, and that you're ready to pray and learn!

Assignment: Open a Google Doc.
Write 1 paragraph about how King Hezekiah responded in a crisis, and one paragraph about how we should respond to crisis.
Due Friday by 5pm

Go listen/worship with Zach Williams:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MY AWESOME MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!

We are changing our schedule to give you time to interact with your teachers, to ask any questions you may have, and to learn from your actual teachers.  From now on, you'll  be participating in online classes.  I will email each class links to Zoom meetings. Here is the new schedule, which starts tomorrow:

1st - 9:00 -9:25
2nd - 9:30 - 9:55
3rd - 10:00 - 10:25
4th - 10:30 - 10:55
5th - 11:00 - 11:25
6th - 11:30 - 11:55
7th - 12:00 - 12:25Class Day Assignments: Monday & Wednesdays: English, Humanities, Math, Health & PETuesday & Thursday: Spanish, AG Science, Chorus, Bible, Science, HistoryChapel on Wednesdays All assignments due by Fridays at 5:00 pm


Khan Academy
You are doing great! If you have not signed up for Khan Academy, please do so. There are join links in last week's blog.
When you have an assignment on Khan Academy, I do intend for you to complete it. However, my goal for you is mastery of each level. So rather than completing all assignments so you can check them off your list, work at them diligently so that you master the concepts.You do not need to email me progress, because I can check it on Khan Academy. This is an excellent tool for those of you who have encountered grammar for the first time ever when you entered my class, and it helps students who are proficient with grammar to be even better.
I've also added coding, Pixar, and other cool things to your classes. Have fun with these!!!


Assignments:
Online assignments are just as important as in-class assignments. If you have not submitted assignments from last week, you must by 5pm today to receive credit for them. If I returned an assignment to you so that you can correct it, it's up to you to correct it and turn it back in.

8-1 - New SAT class Wednesday! We'll also get ready for our Secret Garden test.

8-2 - and 7-2 You have a novel test Wednesday. Be sure you've become wise in the ways of discovering theme, as your test will require you to explore themes of your novels. 7-2- excellent job on the one pagers! 8-2: new SAT class Wednesday.

7- 1 Be sure you have unlined paper, colored pencils or crayons, and Number the Stars for Wednesday.

6-1 Bilbo, the dwarves, you and me on Wednesday! Be sure you have The Hobbit.


Any middle schooler who would like to meet on Zoom to discuss prayer concerns and pray this afternoon, meet me here!

Kelley Desjarlais is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Middle School Prayer Group
Time: Mar 23, 2020 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/195778609


Meeting ID: 195 778 609


Also, if you're on YouVersion, or if you'd like to be, come read this plan with us! It's about how we can conquer our fears with help from Jesus.



I miss you, my sweet students. Can't wait to see you on Wednesday in our new virtual classroom!
Blessings,
KD

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hey,  my new 7th grade Bible Class!

When last we met, we were talking about King Hekekiah. He was a good king who had a terrible father as his example, but he didn't let that bad example influence his reign. Hezekiah faced a scary enemy (it wasn't coronavirus; it was an terrible army), and he knew he was outmatched. What did he do? How can we look at King Hezekiah to know how to conquer our own fears?
Watch the video.
You'll  be writing about this king next week.


Click here to watch the Hezekiah video!



We have so many crazy things swirling around us. Worries about our world, our city, our school, and our families. How can we conquer these fears? Read this blog, and, if you can, leave a comment with your thoughts on this page.

Click to go to YouVersion

I miss y'all, I love you, and I'm praying for you.
KD

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

You are doing great!!!!! Just breathe!

Zoom is not the only way we're doing school. I've loaded my assignments with websites and videos and other neat stuff, so do not think you're missing something if there's no Zoom link. The Zoom platform is overwhelmed.

Great job with attendance! Keep  letting me know you're here, whether by the comment section, by Remind, or by email. Meredith asked a great question: do we have to check in every day? No. Just Mondays and Wednesdays.


Middle School Girls Prayer Group: let's plan to meet live on Monday after lunch. If this works, I'll go live for some other classes, too. Go on and download zoom. Here's the info for Monday:

Kelley Desjarlais is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Middle School Prayer Group
Time: Mar 23, 2020 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/195778609

Meeting ID: 195 778 609



Khan Academy:
Please refer to yesterday's post, and sign up for your class if you haven't already. Please use your actual name so that teachers know who you are. Please do this for all of your classes, even if  you've already made an account.




Tuesday, March 17, 2020

VIRTUAL SCHOOL! WOOHOO!!!

And away we go!!!!!! Write your name in the comment section for attendance.

1. Look at yesterday's blog for instructions for turning in work. Sign up for anything you didn't sign up for yesterday.
2. Find your class, and get started.
3. Questions? Let me know.
4. We are struggling with getting teacher videos uploaded. Please be patient. I've tried to work around this with extra info.
5. You can't mess this up.  Unless you decide not to do it, that is.
6. Breathe. God is bigger than COVID-19. And anything else this world throws at us.
7. Wash your hands.




Homeroom:

Finish reading The Secret Garden. The last few chapters are crucial. You can download it on your phone for free if you haven't already.


Hop over to Readworks and complete the St. Patrick's Day assignment. Write a paragraph about the stories and symbols associated with St. Patrick. Don't plagiarize!

Then write a paragraph using your vocab words. Submit this by Friday-it's your vocab quiz for this week.
Monday - Secret Garden test.  You'll need to discuss theme in your answers, so review this video thoroughly, and practice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H6GCe7hmmA#action=share






7-2

Time to started on your one-pager. Here's an example of what it should look like. You may remember the cool "The Raven" ones my 8th graders did back in November. Now it's your turn to do one for Number the Stars. It's due on Friday.

Watch this video:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/4Jxndu3uxlxJRp389xjzWawOPZ-iT6a8gyRKrPIIzhvSJ_BE0dXCoaG0xBDbr-sd?startTime=1584489206000

-Fill all blocks completely. This is not the place for one-word replies.
-Be creative.
- It should be colorful and easy to read.








The NC art museum is closed, but you can explore the Judaic installment art by clicking on this link.
https://ncartmuseum.org/art/view/judaic   

Click on this link. This is waiting for you:
https://quizlet.com/_87zf7a?x=1jqt&i=502q6

Here are your new vocab words for Hatchet. Get friendly with them. Quizlet can help you with pronunciation until we discuss them on Monday. Play games with them!!

https://quizlet.com/278226143/7th-grade-hatchet-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/_87zf7a?x=1jqt&i=502q6



7-1

Finish reading Number the Stars. The ending is very sad, but look at how many people the Danish people saved. Be sure to read the epilogue, because it contains important information about how and why Lois Lowry wrote the book.

After you finish reading, do here to review and play a game:

-https://quizlet.com/_87zf7a?x=1qqt&i=502q6


The NC art museum is closed, but you can explore the Judaic art section by clicking on this link.
https://ncartmuseum.org/art/view/judaic

Due Friday: Write two  paragraphs about the end/epilogue of Number the Stars. Be careful to avoid plagiarism. You need a good topic sentence, text evidence ( where is the necklace, what happened to Peter,what is happening with the war) , good grammar, and correct punctuation. At the end, you may include a sentence about your opinion of this book.

Here are your new vocab words for Hatchet. Get friendly with them. Quizlet can help you with pronunciation until we discuss them on Monday. Play games with them!!

https://quizlet.com/278226143/7th-grade-hatchet-flash-cards/



LA-8-2


Hop over to Readworks and complete the St. Patrick's Day assignment. Then write a paragraph about the traditions and symbols associated with Saint Patrick. Don't plagiarize!


Then write a paragraph using your SAT vocab words. Submit this by Friday-it's your vocab quiz for this week.

Monday - Secret Garden test. You'll need to discuss theme in your answers, so review this video thoroughly, and practice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H6GCe7hmmA#action=share




Super 6th Grade!


A greeting from your teacher.....

https://zoom.us/rec/share/2tF6IaP27G9OTrf17R7-fLQlEtT5T6a80yAfq_QEz0heJXLFoApvn5GV5YODhwwI?startTime=1584489652000


Read "A Warm Welcome" - here's how you can listen to it! https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Hobbit-Audiobook/B0036GMKSK

Answer these questions:
1. How do the dwarves arrive in Laketown?
2. How does the Master of  Laketown treat the dwarves when they figure out who Thorin is?
3. The people of Laketown had a song about the dwarves. What was its basic meaning?
4. The dwarves stayed for two weeks (that's how long a fortnight is). Why was the Master of Laketown happy to see them go?

Hop on over to Khan academy. I assigned you the noun chapter. Have fun. Finish the chapter and take the tests by next Friday at midnight.




Bible
Watch chapel on either on Facebook or on the LCS website.

Today: spend time in prayer for your family, for our school, and for our nation



ONLINE CLASSES START TOMORROW!

Hey, Grammarland! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Your English classes will be every Monday and Wednesday, with all work due on Friday by midnight. I'll post assignments Sunday and Tuesday afternoon/evening.

To turn work in:
Make sure your name, the date, and the assignment are on the top right.

1. Type it into a Google Doc.
              or
2. Type it into an email to me. (k.desjarlais@leechristianschool.org)
              or
3. Take a good picture of it and email it to me. 7th graders will have to do this for their upcoming one-pager assignment.

To contact me:

1. Send me an email.
             or
2. Text me on Remind.

Attendance:
Check in on the blog each day in the comment section.
Example: Michael Jordan, 7-2, March 17. Go Heels!

Before we get started:
I need for you to sign up for some online educational resources.

Quizlet
https://quizlet.com/join/P7BRFEtkA

Khan Academy

Readworks - 8th grade only as of now.


1. Have students go to www.readworks.org/student
2. Students should sign in with their Google account.
3. Students enter class code PSCFYT

OK. That's it for now. Please contact me with any questions. Away we go...

Please pray for our school, our students, our teachers, and our country. 

Woohoo! Virtual Spirit Week! Post, tag, share! 8th Homeroom: all assignments in Google Classroom.  Zoom Meeting ID:    930-128-38...