Hoxie High School AMI
Grades 7-8 AMI Learning Guide for Days 21-25
Instructions for Completion
Activities can be completed in any format: notebook paper, computer, tablet, etc. If students are unable to complete the electronic survey, work samples may be dropped off at the high school office.
Be sure to read the instructions for each subject area. Each subject has different requirements for completion. You are only required to complete assignments in the subject areas you have classes. For example, some seniors do not have a math course this year, so they will not be required to complete the math section. If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 870-886-2401 or email your teacher.
Accommodations for Students with an IEP or 504
- Select activities that best fit your skill level. If you are unsure of which activities that work best for your child, email your child's teacher. (email@example.com)
- Instead of 3 activities, complete only 2 for the week.
- Instead of 2 activities, complete only 1 for the week.
- Instead of 2 activities, complete only 1 for the week.
Literacy Corner (All English Classes)
- Name that Car: These are some names of cars popular in the 1960s: Thunderbird, Falcon, Charger, Comet, Mustang, Barracuda.
· How are these names effective in evoking powerful associations in a listener or reader?
· What kind of performance could you expect from each of these cars?
· Why do you think these names were selected, and for what kind of buyer?
- Automobile Names: Use the Name that Car article to respond to this prompt. Here are the names of some new cars: Buzzard, Ox, Gnat, Walrus, Toad, Eel, Basset Hound, Slug, Rhinoceros, Stegosaurus, Porcupine, Squid, Dodo Describe them, and tell why this car fits the needs of the society. Who drives it? What does it look like? How big and fast is it? Is it a family car, an SUV, a sporty car, or something else?
- Invent a Car: Using the Name that Car article, think up a name for a new car. Choose a name and then describe your car. Why does this car fit the needs of society? Who drives it? What does it look like? How big and fast is it? Is it a family car, an SUV, a sporty car, or something else?
- Automobiles of Today: Using the Name that Car article, brainstorm a list of currently used automobile names and analyze the choices as they relate to the vehicle they relate to. What connotations did the manufacturer hope to evoke? What details do the names bring to mind? What does the name tell you about who drives the car, how fast it is, and what its features are?
- Read and answer questions about the articles, An Unexpected Road Trip and The Run.
- Journal Writing: Begin keeping a daily journal or diary on the current pandemic.
- FREE Choice- What are your interests? Choose a topic and create a document, presentation or performance that will teach someone else about your topic.
Math Mania (All Math Classes)
- Khan Academy: If you have internet access, it is recommended that your child utilize the Khan Academy modules with built-in instruction to support math learning at least 3 days a week. Select your grade level or type in the web address and select the GET STARTED button. (Counts as one each day) If needed students may select a different grade, regardless of age. We recommend students spend about 30 minutes a setting on Khan Academy.
Grade 8: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math
Algebra I: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra
Algebra II: httphttps://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry
- Exponent Number Battle Players:
Materials: Deck of cards, face cards worth 10, Aces worth 11, scratch paper or
The game is similar to war (see picture). Winner takes all 4 cards. Play continues until all
cards are played. Player with the most cards wins!
- Evaluate Exponents Worksheet
- Adding Fractions Worksheet
- Tic-Tac-Math: This game helps enforce basic math skills and concepts.
To set this up, draw a tic-tac-toe board on a sheet of paper. Then, make number cards with a handful of fractions written on them.
For each turn, each player draws four cards. Then, using multiplication, addition, subtraction, and division, the player must use those cards to get to 1/2.
Here’s an example: If the player draws 1/4, 1/3, 2/3 and 3/4, the student can begin by adding 1/3 and 2/3 to get 1. Then, she can multiply that by the 3/4. Finally, the student can subtract 3/4 – 1/4 to yield 2/4 or 1/2.
When a player is able to get to 1/2 using her cards, she can place an X or O on a square on the grid.
Play continues, with the cards returned to the pile and shuffled before the next draw, until a player gets three in a row. If a player is not able to get to 2/4 or 1/2 on any turn, that player must skip the turn and try again the next round with a new set of four cards.
- Battleship: Click the link below to play a game of battleship and practice coordinates.
THINK Like a Scientist!
- NOVA Cloud Lab: Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe tropical storms. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cloud/
Field Guide: Go outside, look at the trees and bushes find 4 different types of leaves.
Create your own field guide of leaves by drawing and labeling each one you find.
Readworks: Read and complete the questions Using Cellphones and Computers to Transmit Information.
Lab 1: CLEAN PENNIES WITH VINEGARhttps://sciencebob.com/clean-pennies-with-vinegar/
Lab 2: LAVA IN A CUPhttps://sciencebob.com/try-some-lava-in-a-cup/
All About History
- Latitude and Longitude: Watch the BrainPop video about latitude and longitude and complete the quiz. Take a picture of your results to submit as evidence in the completion survey. https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/geography/latitudeandlongitude/
BrainPOP username: green18
BrainPOP password: Mustangs20
- Latitude and Longitude Worksheet: Complete the worksheets to practice using latitude and longitude.
- Three Branches of Government: Describe the roles of the three branches of the government using information found on this website https://www.usa.gov/branches-of-government#item-211477 (Printed copy of the article available)
- Branches of Government Game: Follow the directions in the pictures below to play the branches of government game and see how many bills you can pass. You can take a picture of your screen for evidence of work to upload. https://www.annenbergclassroom.org/resource/branches-of-power/
- Branches of Government Worksheet: Complete the worksheet attached below about the branches of government.
Branches of Government Game
- Sidewalk Chalk – Spend some time outside this week! Create your own piece of art using some sidewalk chalk. Take a photo of your art and either print it off or email it to Ms. Powell
- SQUILT (Super Quiet Un-Interrupted Listening Time) –Find a quiet, un-interrupted place to listen to music. Describe the music you are listening to. Use these words as a guideline in your descriptions: tempo, dynamics, timbre and mood
- Film Score – Choose a different TV show or movie from last week and answer this writing prompt: What did you watch and how does the show/movie use music to enhance the emotion? Submit your response.
- Graphic Designer – Design the front AND back of a t-shirt for a club at school. Submit your design (hand written or digital).
- Activity Calendar: Using the activity calendar, complete the activity listed each day for this week. https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/pdfs/2020/calendar/April-2020-Secondary-Calendar-English.pdf
- Activity Challengy 1:
2. Find a step or a bench and jump up and down 50 times. Be careful. Take a break if you need to.
3. Do 30 Jumping Jacks.
4. Write down something you’re thankful for and why.
- Activity Challenge 2:
2. Stand on your right leg and lift your left knee at a 90-degree angle. Touch your toe without falling repeat 10 times then switch sides.
3. Do 30 jumping jacks.
4. When eating a snack today, really pay attention to the taste, feel, sound, smell and look of the snack you’re eating. What do you notice?
- Activity Challenge 3:
2. Do 20 Push-Ups
3. Put your favorite song on and make up a dance or fitness routine!
- Activity Challenge 4:
1. As fast as you can complete: 10 Arm Circles front & back, 10 Forward punches, 10 Raise the Roofs. Repeat 3times
2. Hold a chair pose for 30 seconds, relax then repeat.
3. Do 20 Push-Ups
4. Be sure to talk to yourself today like you would talk to someone you love.
- Activity Challenge 5:
2. Can you hold a plank for an entire TV commercial break?
3. Do 20 Sit- Ups
4. Empty your mind before you go to bed by writing a note about what you’re thinking and leave it for tomorrow
- If you like exercising more than what was required, please write down what you did! Please stay active during this time!
- Technology Today: Read about the different types of technology that are used in modern-day construction. Pick 1 and list an example of how it can be useful to construction workers. https://blog.devicemagic.com/6-types-of-construction-technology-you-will-use-in-the-future
- How Has Technology Changed: Choose 1 of the technologies developed in the 1980s and compare/contrast it with what we have available to us today. https://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/8-technologies-to-thank-the-1980s-for-635764
- Drones: Read about the different uses for drones in the modern business world. https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9276-commercial-drones-business-uses.html
- Be An Uber Driver: Use the link below to become a virtual uber driver.
Click here when finished to complete the survey and upload work samples. This survey works very well on a mobile device when uploading documents. .
Completion Survey FAQ
- I don't know what email to use for my child to complete the survey. How do we submit? Only students are able to complete surveys using their school email address and password (the same password that is used to sign in daily at school).
- What kind of document do I upload for evidence? The survey supports pictures, word documents, and pdf's. On a computer, attach documents they same way documents are attached to an email. On a mobile device, a photo of the completed assignment works well.
- What if I still can't figure out how to attach a document? You may skip those questions and drop off your work samples at school. The file uploads are not required to submit the survey. The survey itself is also optional, you are welcome to drop off work samples at school in the AMI dropbox.
Please remember we are here to help you. If you have any trouble, please reach out to your child's teacher. Any teacher can be reached through email. Email addresses are on the school website or using the following format: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a direct link on this document that can be used to ask questions.