Week 20 – June 23rd, 2015 – Unit 12 Writing – Last Day

Hi Class!

Today is the last day of CALL in your entire junior high school life! Today you are going to do the following things:

1. Practice typing.

2. Type your unit 12 writing from ESL class and post it on your blog.

*If you are from advanced ESL classes, go here to read a story and write a one paragraph summary of the story you read.

3. Make sure all of your work from before is done.

4. I will be calling each person up one by one to check your blog.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe

16. Superhero

17. ESL Unit 11 Writing and newspaper.

18. Choose Your Own Story

19. Excel Spreadsheet

20. ESL Unit 12 Writing (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 19 – June 16th, 2015 – Excel Spreadsheet

Hello class,

These are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing.

2. We are going to practice making an excel worksheet today. Open Excel on your computer and follow the instructions below:

 Set Up a Checkbook

Enter the Labels

  • In Cell A1 type: Check No
  • In Cell B1 type: Date
  • In Cell C1 type: Description
  • In Cell D1 type: Amount
  • In Cell E1 type: Deposit
  • In Cell F1 type: Balance

Select Row 1 and format the labels big, bold, and centered

 Add the data

  • Type in fourteen records

Such as:

Opening balance: $500

Office Supplies: 78.50, check number 100

Phone Company: 50, check number 101

 Format the columns

  • Select column D, E, and F and use the Currency tool
    • Note: the numbers are aligned with two decimal places
    • Practice: use the toolbar to increase and decrease the decimal places

Set up the Equations

  • Select Cell F3 and enter the following equation: =F2-D3+E3
  • Select Cells F3 through F5 and ‘Fill Down’
  • Test your equations

 

  A B C D E F
1 Check No Date Description  Amount   Deposit   Balance 
2 Opening Balance  $ 500.00  $ 500.00
3 100 6/16/15 Office Supplies  $   78.50  $ 421.50
4 101 6/17/15 The Phone Store  $ 180.98  $ 240.52

3. Do a 2 week (14days) spreadsheet. Screen capture it, and post it on your blog.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe

16. Superhero

17. ESL Unit 11 Writing and newspaper.

18. Choose Your Own Story

19. Excel Spreadsheet (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

 

Week 18 – June 9th, 2015 – Choose Your Own Story

Hello class:

These are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing.

2. Post your story on your blog.

Today we are going to play a reading game called “choose your own story”.

a. Go to this website.

b. Choose a story to play.

c. You need to copy every page you turn, and paste it to your blog.

Your blog should look like this:

For Rent: Haunted House

The sun is setting behind Edinburgh Castle. From your desk in the agency, if you crane your neck just enough that it hurts, you can see the cityscape etched in evocative silhouette. The office, perched high above the bustling arc of Cockburn Street, offers a view of black spires and domes rising against a hazy pink sky. From the haphazard historic tenements of the Old Town down to the neat Georgian blocks of the New Town, the city seems at peace, and it works its magic on you.

Sure, a mid-level job at the Moving Target Estate Agency wasn’t all that you aspired to in life. But despite the financial crisis, you’re still here, in a warm office as the chill of winter creeps in; selling elegant city real estate, drawing an acceptable salary in the heart of Scotland’s capital. You watch the failing sunlight paint the clouds. Soon it will be the end of the working day, and perhaps time for a quick drink in any of the ten welcoming bars within a few minutes’ walk. You have a moment of utter, perfect contentment.

Then Audrey ruins it by running into the office and wailing.

Audrey cries like a deflating cat with nasal congestion. You quickly cover the mouth end of your smartphone. Last time she made that noise, the high frequencies blew out the sensor and you had to get it serviced.

You wait until she subsides. Audrey has come from The Crocodile’s office. It’s usually where the crying starts. Your boss is a shrewd businesswoman, but compassion is not among her priorities.

In fact, Audrey looks like she’s seen a ghost. She sits at her computer and puts her hands on the edge of the keyboard. She makes no move to type; just stares through the keys. After a moment, she looks up, meets your eyes, and whispers, “She fired me.”

Your colleagues are out showing properties and you are alone in the office with the shellshocked Audrey. You’ve never been great friends, but she’s obviously distressed. 

Continue until the story is finished.

3. Make sure ALL of your work is finished.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe

16. Superhero

17. ESL Unit 11 Writing and newspaper.

18. Choose Your Own Story (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 17 – June 2nd, 2015 – Unit 11 Writing

Hi class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing.

2. Type your Unit 11 writing and post it on your blog.

3. You are going to start making a newspaper front page today. Go to this website. You are going to do the following:

a. Write a news article. Choose a news story to write about.

b. Find a picture to include in your article.

To do this, you need to find a picture on the Internet. Save the picture to your desktop. Then you can add the picture from your desktop.

c. Choose an advertisement as one of the pictures.

d. Save your work as “final” and post to your blog. If you are not finished yet, then save your work as “draft” and continue next week. 

4. Make sure ALL of your work is finished.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe

16. Superhero

17. ESL Unit 11 Writing and newspaper.

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 16 – May 25th – Superhero

Hi class!

These are the things we are going to do today:

1. Practice typing.

2. Go here or here to make your own superhero. After you have made your hero, post your picture, and answer the following questions:

a) What is the name of your superhero?

b) What are its super powers?

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe

16. Superhero (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 15 – May 19th, 2015 – Making a Recipe

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing.

2. Write a recipe for something you know how to make. In the recipe, write down the ingredients and the steps on how to make the dish.

3. Remember that you write a recipe on something you know how to make. Do not copy and paste! It has to be in your own words. If you copy and paste, it will not count as a post!

4. Include a picture of the food with your recipe.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 13 – May 7th, 2015 – ESL Unit 10 Writing and Catch Up

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing. (Typeracer, AST, BBC)

2. Type your ESL Unit 10 writing.

3. Catch up on all unfinished work.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 12 – April 30th, 2015 – Song and Lyrics

Hi class!

Today we are going to finish our typing test. So first practice typing lessons today.

This is the score scale based on Raw (wpm):

5-10 words = 70

11-20 words = 75

21-30 words = 80

31-35 words = 85

36-40 words = 90

41-45 words = 95

More than 45 words = 100

These are the things we will do today:

1. Finish your country report from last time. Remember that you need to have 9 pictures and 1 map.

2. Today we are going to post your favorite music video and its lyrics.

a. Find the music video you want to embed. It shouldn’t have any bad words in the song, and it should be ok for school. The video doesn’t have to be in English.

b. Find the lyrics for the video and post them in your blog. If you are using a non-English song, you need to translate the lyrics into English.

c. Write a short paragraph and answer these questions:

1) How do you feel when you listen to this song?

2) How do the lyrics make you feel?

3) Why do you like this song?

Here is an example:

Lyrics:

“One Last Time”

I was a liar
I gave in to the fire
I know I should’ve fought it
At least I’m being honest
Feel like a failure
‘Cause I know that I failed you
I should’ve done you better
‘Cause you don’t want a liarAnd I know, and I know, and I know
She gives you everything
But, boy, I couldn’t give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know
That you got everything
But I got nothing here without youSo one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise, after that I’ll let you go
Baby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
I don’t deserve it
I know I don’t deserve it
But stay with me a minute
I swear I’ll make it worth it
Can’t you forgive me?
At least just temporarily
I know that this is my fault
I should’ve been more carefulAnd I know, and I know, and I know
She gives you everything
But, boy, I couldn’t give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know
That you got everything
But I got nothing here without you, babySo one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise, after that I’ll let you go
Baby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home (la li he)I know I should’ve fought it
At least I’m being honest (yeah)
But stay with me a minute
I swear I’ll make it worth it, babe
‘Cause I don’t want to be without you
So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise, after that I’ll let you go
Baby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home (yeah)One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
The name of this song is “One Last Time” by Ariana Grande. I think this song is about having another chance with someone you love, but have lost. It is about trying to go back to the person you loved before giving it one more try. The music video doesn’t really match the lyrics, but I still like the video because I think it is touching and interesting. The lyrics make me feel a little sad, because it feels like the singer doesn’t think she can stay with the person she loves forever. She only wants one chance with that person. One last time. I like this song because it sounds beautiful even if it’s a little sad. I like Ariana Grande’s voice, and this is one of my favorite songs from her.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 11 – April 23rd, 2015 – Country Report

Hello class!

Today we will be doing our typing test. Practice your typing lessons first today.

This is the score scale based on Raw (wpm):

5-10 words = 70

11-20 words = 75

21-30 words = 80

31-35 words = 85

36-40 words = 90

41-45 words = 95

More than 45 words = 100

These are the things we will do today:

1. Type your ESL Unit 9 Quiz Writing and post it.

2. Make sure all of your work is done. If you have not posted your song from last week, you need to do that now.

3. Today you are going to write a post about your favorite country. Your blog post should have:

A. A map of your favorite country.

B. Pictures of at least 3 famous sights, and a description of each sight.

C. Pictures of 3 cultural things you can see or do in that country, and a description for each thing.

D. Pictures of 3 famous food dishes from that country and a description for each thing.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

 9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing (today)

12. Country Report (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

 

Week 10 – April 16th, 2015 – Soundation Song

Hello class!

Next week we will start our typing test. So, practice AST during your typing time today. 

This is the score scale based on Raw (wpm):

5-10 words = 70

11-20 words = 75

21-30 words = 80

31-35 words = 85

36-40 words = 90

41-45 words = 95

More than 45 words = 100

Today we are going to make a song and upload the song to your blog.

1. Go here to sign up for an account. After you have signed up, login with your email and password.

2. Make your own song. Your song should be more than 2 minutes (2:00) long.

3. After you are happy with your song, you need to click “export .wav file”. Then click “save”.

4. Give your song a name and save it to the desktop.

5. On your blog, click “Add Media”. Find your music file and insert it into your post. It should look like this:

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

 9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.