EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

(MARCH 16 - SPRING BREAK)

Click HERE for FUN LEARNING ACTIVITIES

CHOICE BOARD - CLICK HERE

Click on the above choice board. The activities include:

  • Your song playlist - Spotify, Soundcloud or Pandora
  • Painting Project
  • Fitness Island
  • Science
  • Masks ... What's behind it
  • much more .............

GHOST - ACTIVITY

Interesting activities on the book Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

Book Reviews

  • Book Review - Click HERE for instructions on how to write the review on GHOST.
  • Book Review with Technology Option - 
  • Explore the online magazine here: BY TEENS. FOR TEENS - WEBSITE - TEEN INK   
  • Be sure to check out their book reviews!  Click HERE
  • Finished your review and want another challenge?  
  • Submit your review to Teen Ink for possible publication! 
  • You can do that HERE

Books as Time Capsules

Look at the interview with Jason Reynolds

In this interview, Reynolds states, “Everything you have and are comes from a different place.  Books are an archive.  Books are mirrors or windows, but books also serve as time capsules.”   

Answer the following questions based on the Reynolds interview and your knowledge of the book.  

  • How does this book serve as a time capsule?  
  • What is happening to Ghost at this period in his life, and what is happening in the world that teenagers 40 years ago may not have understood?
  • Now, think about your own life, and the world today.  
  • What would you put in your time capsule to help teenagers 40 years from now understand what life was like as a middle-schooler in 2020?    

CHARACTER SCRAPBOOK - CLICK HERE

You will choose a character from Ghost and create a scrapbook for that character.  You can be as creative or as simple as you want in creating this scrapbook.  You can use lined paper, white paper, or even scrapbook pages.  This is your choice!

8TH GRADERS - BACKPACK DEFENSE

If you have not completed your 8th Grade Backpack Defense, which is a requirement for transitioning to high school, Ms. Ijames has provided helpful resources. You will be able to access these resources when you login to your google classroom.  Once you login to your account, you should accept the invitation from Ms. Ijames and then you will have access to everything that you need.  These next three weeks provide an opportunity for all students who have access, to complete their artifacts and make final preparations for your defense.  Practicing your Defense presentation will be a great use of your time.  Please email Ms. Ijames at [email protected] if you need any additional support.

PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO (on the Right) ON BACKPACK DEFENSE - Very important information from Ms. Ijames and Ms. Little along with DerSean May

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Click HERE - Google Classroom

  • Use your email and Password to log in 

HAVING TROUBLE SIGNING-IN TO YOUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM, CLICK HERE

Did you forget your email or password? Do you need help? Click the link above, fill the form and submit it. 

Message from the Principal

Also visit PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Teen Ink Magazine



Interview with Jason Reynolds


Backpack Defense Panelists 

(Very important interview that will help you prepare for the backpack defense)