FRMS Elective Courses

Weekly Course Agenda & News [October 21 - October 25]

Welcome!

Please review the class specific information and agendas below to prepare for the week ahead. Electives classes are listed below in alphabetic order by course name. Class plans are subject to change based on students' needs. Should you have any questions regarding assignments, please email the classroom teacher or call FRMS.


Parents & Guardians:

Please note that some elective courses vary in length, depending on students' needs, grade level and course structure.

App. Design

This week in App Design...

Art

This week in Art...


Explorations in Art, 6th Grade

This Past Week: 10/15-10/18

Tues-Friday: Interview Ice Breakers

Expectations, Policies and Procedures

Name Tag Project


Next Week:

  • Monday: Name Tag Project
  • Tuesday: Name Tag Project
  • Wednesday: Intro to Art: E & P
  • Thursday: Intro to Art: E & P
  • Friday: No School

Due Dates: Name Tag Project Due, Thursday 10/24


Art, 7/8th Grade

This Past Week:

Tue-Fri: Finalizing Term Work, Pass back, Reset for Second Term

Landscape Unit. Understanding the Illusion of Space on a 2D surface: Non-Linear and Linear Perspective


Next Week:

  • Mon-Thur: Landscape Unit. Understanding the Illusion of Space on a 2D surface: Non-Linear and Linear Perspective
  • Friday: No School

Due Dates: Self-Portrait Project Reflection, 10/16

Automation and Robotics

This week in Automation and Robotics...

We will continue to cover the following mechanisms:

Simple Gear Train

Simple Gear Train with Idler

Bevel Gear Assembly

Differential Gear

Worm and Wheel

Leadscrew

Rack and Pinion

Universal Joint

Chain Drive

Belt Drive

Crank and Slider

Cam and Follower

  • Monday-Pull Toy/Mechanisms
  • Tuesday-Pull Toy/Mechanisms
  • Wednesday-Pull Toy/Mechanisms
  • Thursday-Pull Toy Parade/Mechanisms
  • Friday-No School

AVID 7

This week in AVID 7...

  • Monday – Socratic Seminar Prep
  • Tuesday – Socratic Seminar
  • Wednesday – TRF
  • Thursday – Team Building
  • Friday – No School

AVID 8


This week in AVID 8...

  • Monday – Intro to Passion Speech

  • Tuesday – Working on Passion Speech
  • Wednesday – TRF
  • Thursday – Team Building
  • Friday – No School


This week in AVID 8...

  • Monday: 1-Pagers Presentation
  • Tuesday: Connect TRF to Notes
  • Wednesday: TRF’s
  • Thursday: Team Building
  • Friday: No School

Band

This week in Band...

6th grade classes have learned the entire Bb concert scale and have begun working on their first piece of concert music, Dragon Dance. They should be practicing 20 – 30 minutes per day at home. If they can’t take their instrument home, the band room is open M, Wed-Fri at 7:20 am for them to practice. We have a test over fingerings on Monday that will include the first 5 notes.


7th grade classes are working on concert music and should also be practicing 20 – 30 minutes per day! Testing for the 2nd 9 weeks will be after the concert.


8th grade classes are working on concert music and should also be practicing 20 – 30 minutes per day! Testing for the 2nd 9 weeks will be after the concert.


Pep band did a great job and dealt with some crazy wind at our performance on Tuesday! They have received 2 new songs to work on for our girls’ basketball performances that will be announced soon.


Select 7th and 8th graders will be receiving honor band tryout music. The date that recordings need to be turned in is November 7th. Students interested in trying out will need to stay after school to record the auditions. The honor band takes place in January at JCMS, more information will follow.


We are running low on tissues and there has been an uptick in runny noses and sneezing this week. If you could send a box I would appreciate it! We are good to go on hand sanitizer and wipes 😀


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:


Band Concert is November 18th at 6 pm in the FRMS Auditorium. Students will need to report to the band room by 5:15 pm to receive their shirts and to warm up.

Students need to wear black from the waist down. We will provide a white polo shirt that will be checked out the day of the concert and returned as soon as the concert is over. Please DO NOT take them home and wash them, we will do that here at school.


All 3 classes will be performing in the following order: 6th, 7th, 8th. Students are required to stay through the entire performance so please do not leave until the 8th grade is done playing. It should be done by 7pm.


If you have any questions or concerns please drop me an email at: annaschlesener@usd475.org

Choir

This week in Choir...


Red Choir

  • Monday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #1 Text and Rhythm for Festive Hodie
  • Tuesday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #2/ Ring the Bells At Christmas Mm 5-24
  • Wednesday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #3/ Cold and Fugue Season Mm 6-22
  • Thursday- Dotted Half Notes & Ties Vs. Slurs
  • Friday- No School


White Choir

  • Monday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #1/ Text and Rhythm for Festive Hodie

  • Tuesday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #2/ Where are You Christmas mm 5-25
  • Wednesday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #3/ Christmas is a Feeling mm 5-21
  • Thursday- Dotted Half Notes and Ties Vs. Slurs
  • Friday- No School


Blue Choir

  • Monday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #1/ Text and Rhythm for Festive Hodie

  • Tuesday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #2/ Awake My Song mm 5-12
  • Wednesday- Sight Singing Pg. 16 #3/ Light In the Hallway mm 3-11
  • Thursday- Dotted Half Notes and Ties Vs. Slurs
  • Friday- No School


Trooper Singers

  • Monday- Student Success
  • Tuesday- Baby What You Goin to Be? Mm 5-15
  • Wednesday- Most Wonderful Time of the Year mm 1-31
  • Thursday- Festive Hodie Rhythm and Text
  • Friday- No School

CSIM - Computer Science Innovators & Makers

This week in Makers & Innovators...

Design and Modeling

This week in Design and Modeling...

  • Monday-Foot Orthosis
  • Tuesday- Foot Orthosis and Vocabulary Posters
  • Wednesday-Foot Orthosis Presentations
  • Thursday-Final Presentations/Breakout
  • Friday-No School

ELL

This week in ELL...


ELL Endeavors:

Topic: Does school food make the grade?

Content focus: Students write a formal summary about the topic using citations and modal verbs.

Language focus: Using content vocabulary within sentence frames.

  • Monday: Introduce new topic and vocabulary
  • Tuesday: Words to Know and Building Concepts
  • Wednesday: More Words to Know and Academic Discussion
  • Thursday: Response to data on nutrition; vocabulary quiz
  • Friday: no school


ELL Tutorial:

Vocabulary focus – Greek and Latin root: ped

Topic: What influence do businesses have on you?

Content focus: Identifying fact and opinion in advertising

Language focus: Using content vocabulary within sentence frames.

  • Monday: fact and opinion
  • Tuesday: text 2: How Does Targeted Advertising Work?
  • Wednesday: Summarize and retell
  • Thursday: work on advertising project
  • Friday: no school

Every Day Teen Skills

This week in Everyday Teen Skills...


6th Grade

  • Monday: Communication activity
  • Tuesday: Personality intro
  • Wednesday: 16 Personalities
  • Thursday: Continued & personality t-shirts
  • Friday: No school


7/8th Grade

  • Monday: Real Care Baby intro
  • Tuesday: Baby practice
  • Wednesday: Baby practice & quiz
  • Thursday: Baby simulation Day 1 (Test Grade)
  • Friday: No school

EXPL Computer

This week in EXPL Computers...

Foundational ELA

This week in Foundational ELA...


1st Hour

  • Monday: Text Features for Informational Text Reading; Informational Text: “What is a Seed?” Following sequence steps
  • Tuesday: Singular and Plural Nouns; Second Reading with questions from the text; iStation
  • Wednesday: “From Tadpole to Frog” Journal Entry: Asking and Answering Questions: Key Ideas and Details Using Visuals; Key Vocabulary; Finding Evidence Comprehension
  • Thursday: Continue with story “From Tadpole to Frog”; IStation
  • Friday: No School


6th Hour

  • Monday: Text Features Reading Informational Text; Asking and Answering Questions with Key Ideas and Details
  • Tuesday: IStation; Singular and Plural Nouns; Language Irregular Plural Nouns Collective Nouns Holidays and Places
  • Wednesday: Genre: Magazine Article “Prairie Dogs and Their Homes”; Words to Know; Finding Evidence; Marking the Text Comprehension Questions
  • Thursday: Complete “Prairie Dogs and Their Homes”; IStation
  • Friday: No School

Guitars

This week in Guitars...
  • Monday-Chord progression for Mele Kalikimaka
  • Tuesday- Work out of Book
  • Wednesday- Chord progression for Hallelujah
  • Thursday- Dotted Half Notes & Ties Vs. Slurs
  • Friday- No School

Introduction to Computer Sciences

This week in Intro. to Computer Sciences..

Language!

This week in Language!...

  • Monday: UNIT 13 Lesson 1 Complete Closed Syllables; Masterpiece Sentences; UNIT 13 Lesson 2 Review Closed Syllables Identify stressed/unstressed syllables
  • Tuesday: UNIT 13 Lesson 2 Spell Closed Syllable words; spell essential words; word fluency with prefixes; Fluency Check on Essential Words; Contractions Identify helping verbs Context-based strategies
  • Wednesday: UNIT 13 Lesson 3 Apply skills: Closed syllables and Stressed Syllables; Spelling Essential Words; Reading Fluency with prefixes
  • Thursday: UNIT 13 Lesson 3 Identify UNIT Words-syn, ant; homophones, and attributes; Verbs; Reading Fluency; Writing responses using signal words
  • Friday: No School

Math Strategies 6th/7th Grade

This week in Math Strategies 6th Grade:




This week in Math Strategies 7th Grade:

Math Strategies 6th/8th Grade


This week in Math Strategies 6th grade:

  • Monday – Task 1A
  • Tuesday – Task 1B
  • Wednesday – Exit Ticket
  • Thursday – Freckle Assignments
  • Friday – No School


This week in Math Strategies 8th grade:

  • Monday – Task 31A
  • Tuesday – Task 31B
  • Wednesday – Exit Ticket
  • Thursday – Freckle Assignments
  • Friday – No School

Orchestra

This week in Orchestra...

Concert dates to put in your calendar:


  • · November 20th @ 6:00 pm call time 5:30 pm
  • · February 26th @ 6:00 pm call time 5:30 pm
  • · May 14th @ 6:00 pm call time 5:30 pm


2nd hour Red orchestra will learn new notes on open G.

  • Tuesday: #90, 92 Quiz: #86
  • Wednesday: #93, 94, 95, 96
  • Thursday: #96, 97, 98, 99
  • Friday: No School


White orchestra will learn new ways of playing B-flat and E-flat.

  • Monday: #108, 109, 110
  • Tuesday: #111, 112 Quiz: #107
  • Wednesday: #112, 113
  • Thursday: #113, 114
  • Friday: No School


6th hour Red orchestra will learn where to go in the music when they see a D. C. al Fine.

  • Monday: #116, 117 Quiz: #107
  • Tuesday: #117, 119, 120
  • Wednesday: #120, 121, 122
  • Thursday: #122, 123, 124
  • Friday: No School


Blue orchestra will practice a new finger pattern.

  • Monday: Theory Book 2 pg. 12, 13, 14, 15
  • Tuesday: #51, 52
  • Wednesday: #53, 54
  • Thursday: #55
  • Friday: No School

PE

Mrs. Hayden joanhayden@usd475.org

Mr. Micheel matthewmicheel@usd475.org

Mr. Miller aaronmiller@usd475.org


This week in PE...

Heart Monitor Test, Team and Individual Sports and Individual Motor Development.

Reading Strategies

This week in Reading Strategies...

Spanish

This week in Spanish...


6th Grade

  • lunes: Greetings Vocabulary
  • martes: Greetings Vocabulary
  • miércoles: Review Greetings Vocabulary
  • jueves: Greetings Quiz
  • viernes: No School


7th/8th Grade

  • lunes: Calendar (weeks/months)
  • martes: Calendar (weeks/months)
  • miércoles: Calendar (weeks/months)
  • jueves: Calendar (weeks/months)
  • viernes: No School

STEM Lab

This week in STEM...

  • Monday-Construction of Egg Drop
  • Tuesday-Construction of Egg Drop
  • Wednesday-Egg Drop and Reflection
  • Thursday-Breakout
  • Friday-No School

Success 101

This week in Success 101...

  • Monday – Learning Logs
  • Tuesday – All About Me
  • Wednesday – Time Log Reflection
  • Thursday – Mingle Bingo
  • Friday – No School