On the Google doc you shared with Miss Nelson, answer the following:
a. Copy and paste the links to 3 good PSA's.
b. Write why you thought they were good Public Service Announcements.
c. Brainstorm 10 possible topics that you would be interested in researching and making into a PSA for others to see. Use this website to help you with ideas (http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/teachers/jismay/video/PSA%20LIST.htm) d. What kind of advertisements get your attention when you watch TV or are on the internet? e. What would a PSA need to have to get teenagers to listen or to think about an issue?
Design a cover for the FMS 2013-2014 Assignment Journal. You can do this on paper or on the computer. The design must fit on a 8" x 9" paper with the words fitting a 6'' x 8 3/4" space. It must be colored, school appropriate, and focusing on our school's mission: TROJAN PRIDE: Inspire. Empower. Achieve. 8) Play Financial Literacy or Cool Math Games ONLY WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE IS COMPLETE! Remember you are being graded on the Digital Citizenship Lesson we did this week.
I can't believe it's finally May. 6 weeks left of school. 5 more Mondays!
Here's what is happening in room 101 this week:
6th GOAL: Students are having their last literature circle discussion and working on their final projects this week. We'll start presenting next Wednesday.
7th GOAL: Students are frantically working on their animated movies. 2 weeks until premiere!
8th GOAL: Students are frantically working on their documentary films (and battling our flawed technology... cross your fingers that the technology gods smile down on them this week!). 2 weeks until premiere!
8th Critical Concepts: Students will be working on an individualized digital citizenship unit this week in the computer lab.
As we reach the end of April, we're really heading into the final stretch of the school year. Hang on to your hats, everyone! Here's what's happening in room 101 this week:
6th GOAL: Students are finishing literature circle discussions this week with the last discussion on Friday. Next week, they'll be working on the projects they'll present to the class to show what they've learned.
7th GOAL: Students have begun the painstaking, fun process of filming their stop-motion animated movies. It's a labor of love!
8th GOAL: All the interviews have been filmed, all the facts have been researched. Now it's time for the process of documentary filmmaking to really begin as students edit film clips, write and record scripts, and insert still photographs into their iMovies.
8th Critical Concepts: Students are beginning the week talking about tolerance. We're tying this into the Holocaust unit they just finished in English 8, and we'll branch off from there.
April Showers bring May flowers... we need to keep that in mind this week! Here's what you can expect in room 101 this week:
6th GOAL: Students will continue with literature circle discussions this week. Their books all center around the theme "Moral Dilemma."
7th GOAL: Students will be brainstorming ideas for their animated movies. Filming will start next week.
8th GOAL: Students will be finalizing topics for their documentary films. They will be setting up the interviews they'll be filming, and they'll be starting research on their topics.
8th Critical Concepts: Students will have a guest speaker this week. Kyle Selberg from Cambridge Investment Research will be coming to discuss investments vs. spending. For the rest of the week, students will be playing the Game of Life and documenting all their expenses and income. After the game, we'll be talking about how different decisions affected the outcome of the game and how that compares to real life.