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Claus, Mr. Randall

Dear Parents and Students,

Today begins an unprecedented odyssey in education thanks to the Corona Virus.

Each week, until schools are cleared to open again, I will publish the assignments for students to work on in Bible, History, Reading, Writing, and Keyboarding on this webpage.  Students can download any assignments posted, fill in the answers, save it, and then email it to me at randall.claus@flcoe.org.  Mr. Cruz will be sending separate instructions for Math and Science.

Beginning Thursday, March 26, I will be asking students to log into Microsoft Teams for face to face instructions and to answer questions.

As we go through this process, questions will invariably arise.  Do not hesitate to ask your questions when we meet on Microsoft Teams or to call or text me at 941-889-8014.

Assignments for March 30-April 3

Bible (7-8):

Monday:  Read Genesis 28-29 and Memorize Psalm 91:1-16

Tuesday:  Read Genesis 30-31 and Memorize Psalm 91:1-16

Wednesday:  Read Genesis 32-33 and Memorize Psalm 91:1-16

Thursday:  Genesis 28-33 Review and Recite Psalm 91:1-16 by memory

 

History (7-8):

Directions:  Click on the links to open the quizzes. Type your answers in Microsoft Word.  

Monday:  How did the U.S. Acquire Hawaii and Samoa and Solve Problems With China and Japan:  

1.  Read Ch. 23, L. 2, pages 638-641 and Do: Lesson 1 Quiz and Lesson 2 Quiz

Save as US History Ch 23-1 Your Name and a separate Word document as US History Ch 23-2 Your Name.  Email these answers to Mr. Claus.  

2.  Watch this video Titled "Goals of American Imperialism"

Be ready to tell what were the goals of American Imperialism to the class.

3.  Watch this video titled "The Annexation of Hawaii and Alaska"

Be ready to explain how the U.S. acquired Hawaii and Alaska to the class.

Tuesday:  The Spanish-American War - Such "A Splendid Little War"  

1.  Read Ch. 23, L. 3, pages 642-646 and Do:  Lesson 3 QuizSave as US History Ch 23-3 Your Name and email these answers to Mr. Claus.

2.  Watch the video titled "The Spanish-American War"

Be ready to explain how yellow journalism helped cause the war and why it was called "a splendid little war."

Wednesday:  How did the U.S. get the Panama Canal and Treat Latin America?  Read Ch. 23, L. 4, pages 647-651

1.  Do:  Lesson 4 Quiz

Save as US History Ch 23-4 Your Name and email these answers to Mr. Claus.  2.  Watch the videos titled "The Expanding American Empire" and "How a Rebellion Built the Panama Canal"

Thursday:  America's Rise to Power  Do Ch. 23 Test  (You may use your book)

Save as US History Ch 23-Test Your Name and email these answers to Mr. Claus at randall.claus@flcoe.org

 

Reading (7-9):

Monday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Author's Notes and Ch. 1-3 and Do:  Ch. 1-3 Multiple Choice Questions.  (Type your answers in Word or write them on paper.)  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Tuesday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Ch. 4-9 and Do: Ch. 4-9 Multiple Choice Questions.  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Wednesday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Ch. 10-15 and Do: Ch. 10-15 Multiple Choice Questions.  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Thursday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Ch. 16-21 and Do Ch. 16-21 Multiple Choice Questions.  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Friday:  Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19 DUE

 

Writing (7-9):

Monday:  NoRedInk:  Using Commas

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?

Description:  The town council where you live wants to prohibit residents from owning more than one dog. The council says the rule would cut back on noise and prevent conflicts between neighbors. Think about whether you agree or disagree with this rule. Write an essay that takes a position for or against the rule. Be sure to include details that support your position.  Be sure to include an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs each with a unique reason that supports your position and supporting details, and a summary paragraph.

Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3

Tuesday:  NoRedInk:  Commonly Confused Words 1

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?  Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3

Wednesday:  NoRedInk:  Commonly Confused Words 2

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?

Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3

Thursday:  NoRedInk:  Commonly Confused Words 3

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?  Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3  Email to randall.claus@flcoe.org

 

Geography (9th Grade):

Monday:  Afghanistan Research Assignment

Tuesday:  Pakistan Research Assignment

Wednesday:  India Research Assignment

Thursday: Nepal Research Assignment

Friday:  Bhutan Research Assignment

 

 

Assignments For Monday and Tuesday

 

Monday, March 23

The assignment for Monday is to pick up the following resources from the school if you do not already have them:

  1.  computer and charger
  2. Math textbook
  3. Science textbook
  4. U.S. History textbook
  5. the book Island of the Blue Dolphins

You will also need access to a Bible, and notebooks for Math, Science, Bible, and Writing.

If there is time, students may begin on this week's assignments.

Tuesday, March 24

Bible (Grades 7-8):  Read Genesis chapters 25, 27, 28

Begin memorizing Psalm 91:1-14.  The new verses to memorize are Psalm 91:13,14.

History (Grades 7-8):  This week we will learn how the U.S. became a world power.  To do this we will study Chapter 24, Lessons 1-4.

For Tuesday, read pages 631-637.

Writing (Grades 7-9):  Log on to clever.com.  Go to Mr. Claus' Page.  Click on No Red Ink.  Do the assignment Formatting Quotations.

Reading (Grades 7-9): 

This week we are beginning a new book, The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.  As we read the book, we will record our assignments in a Powerpoint file.  For today, do the following:

1.  Open a new Powerpoint file.  Save it with the name Island of the Blue Dolphins-Your Name. 

2.  On the first slide create at Title Page with the Title: Island of the Blue Dolphins and a subtitle of your name.  You may format the background in any way that represents the book. 

3.  Create a second slide in your Powerpoint file.  The title of the slide should be "Information About Scott O'Dell. Use Google to look up at least three websites about Scott O'Dell, the author of the book The Island of the Blue Dolphins.  List at least twenty facts about Scott O'Dell on the second slide of your Powerpoint file.

4.  Log on to www.clever.com and go to vocabulary.com.  Begin working on the vocabulary assignment for Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 1-9

Keyboarding (Grades 7-8):  Log on to clever.com and then go to Mr. Claus' Page.  Click on Typesy and do the following assignments: Home Row Test 1, Upper Row Test 1, Lower Row Test 1, and I Have a Dream.

Geography (Grade 9):

Create a poster size color map of the Indian subcontinent that includes the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  It should include the Indus River, the Ganges River, the Brahmaputra River, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, the Maldives, the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands, the Himalaya Mountains and Mt. Everest, the Western Ghats, the Eastern Ghats, Deccan Plateau, the cities of Kabul, Islamabad, Karachi, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Kathmandu, Thimphu, Dhaka, Colombo, Male

Due Friday

Assignments for Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday, March 25

Bible (Grades 7-8):

Often brothers and sisters do not really get along all that well.  Reread Genesis 25:19-34.  Does it sound like Jacob and Esau liked each other?  1.  Open Genesis 25-27 W Questions in Microsoft Word.  2.  Where it says name, type your name.  3.    Type your answers to the Chapter 25 "W" Questions using a red colored font.  4.  Save the file on your computer as Gen 25-27 W Questions-Your Name.

Practice memorizing Psalm 91:1-14.

History (Grades 7-8):

Reread pages 631-637.  Open the Chapter 24, Lesson 1 assignment in Microsoft Word and type your answers to the questions in this Chapter 24, Lesson 1, file.  When you are done, save the file with the name: US History CH24 L01-Your Name.  Please type your answers in a red colored font.

Writing (Grades 7-9):

Log on to clever.com.  Go to Mr. Claus' Page.  Click on No Red Ink.  Do the assignments Quick Write: Rivals and Vague Pronouns.

Reading (Grades 7-9):

Read The Island of the Blue Dolphins chapter 1.  1st, Open the Powerpoint file you created for the Island of the Blue Dolphins.  2nd, Add a page for each of the following characters:  Aleuts, Ramo, Captain Orlov, Chief Chowig, Won-a-pa-lei/Karana.  3rd, Describe each character with phrases and facts from the book.

Log on to www.clever.com and go to vocabulary.com.  Continue working on the vocabulary assignment for Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 1-9

Keyboarding (Grades 7-8):  Log on to clever.com and then go to Mr. Claus' Page.  Click on Typesy and do the following assignments: Shift Keys Test 1, Shift Keys Test 2

Geography (Grade 9):

Create a poster size color map of the Indian subcontinent that includes the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  It should include the Indus River, the Ganges River, the Brahmaputra River, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, the Maldives, the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands, the Himalaya Mountains and Mt. Everest, the Western Ghats, the Eastern Ghats, Deccan Plateau, the cities of Kabul, Islamabad, Karachi, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Kathmandu, Thimphu, Dhaka, Colombo, Male

Due Friday

Thursday, March 26

Bible (Grades 7-8):

Reread Genesis 27 carefully and answer the Chapter 27 "W" Questions in the document you started yesterday.  

Practice memorizing Psalm 91:1-14.

History (Grades 7-8):

Finish yesterday's assignment over pages 631-637.  Open the Chapter 24, Lesson 1 assignment in Microsoft Word and type your answers to the questions in this Chapter 24, Lesson 1, file.  When you are done, save the file with the name: US History CH24 L01-Your Name.  Please type your answers in a red colored font.

Writing (Grades 7-9):

Log on to clever.com.  Go to Mr. Claus' Page.  Click on No Red Ink.  Do the assignment Punctuating Sentences with Conjunctive Adverbs.

Reading:

Reread chapter 1 of The Island of the Blue Dolphins.  Open your Powerpoint file for this book.  Add a page titled Metaphors.  On this page explain what a metaphor is and give two examples of metaphors from chapter 1.  Add another page titled Similes.  On this page explain what a simile is and give two examples of similes from chapter 1.

Log on to www.clever.com and go to vocabulary.com.  Continue working on the vocabulary assignment for Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 1-9

Keyboarding (Grades 7-8):  Log on to clever.com and then go to Mr. Claus' Page.  Click on Typesy and do the following assignments: Shift Keys Test 3, Typing Test - Frankenstein

Geography (Grade 9):

Create a poster size color map of the Indian subcontinent that includes the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  It should include the Indus River, the Ganges River, the Brahmaputra River, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, the Maldives, the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands, the Himalaya Mountains and Mt. Everest, the Western Ghats, the Eastern Ghats, Deccan Plateau, the cities of Kabul, Islamabad, Karachi, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Kathmandu, Thimphu, Dhaka, Colombo, Male

Due Friday

Assignments for Friday

Bible:  Email the Genesis 25-27 W Questions and answers to randall.claus@flcoe.org

Be ready to recite Psalm 91:1-14 during Microsoft Teams conference.

History: Email Chapter 24, Lesson 1, Assignment to randall.claus@flcoe.org

Reading: Email powerpoint file to randall.claus@flcoe.org

Finish any other assignments that need to be completed.

Geography:  Take picture of map and text it to Mr. Claus

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Assignments for March 30-April 3

Bible (7-8):

Monday:  Read Genesis 28-29 and Memorize Psalm 91:1-16

Tuesday:  Read Genesis 30-31 and Memorize Psalm 91:1-16

Wednesday:  Read Genesis 32-33 and Memorize Psalm 91:1-16

Thursday:  Genesis 28-33 Review and Recite Psalm 91:1-16 by memory

 

History (7-8):

Directions:  Click on the links to open the quizzes. Type your answers in Microsoft Word.  

Monday:  How did the U.S. Acquire Hawaii and Samoa and Solve Problems With China and Japan:  

1.  Read Ch. 23, L. 2, pages 638-641 and Do: Lesson 1 Quiz and Lesson 2 Quiz

Save as US History Ch 23-1 Your Name and a separate Word document as US History Ch 23-2 Your Name.  Email these answers to Mr. Claus.  

2.  Watch this video Titled "Goals of American Imperialism"

Be ready to tell what were the goals of American Imperialism to the class.

3.  Watch this video titled "The Annexation of Hawaii and Alaska"

Be ready to explain how the U.S. acquired Hawaii and Alaska to the class.

Tuesday:  The Spanish-American War - Such "A Splendid Little War"  

1.  Read Ch. 23, L. 3, pages 642-646 and Do:  Lesson 3 QuizSave as US History Ch 23-3 Your Name and email these answers to Mr. Claus.

2.  Watch the video titled "The Spanish-American War"

Be ready to explain how yellow journalism helped cause the war and why it was called "a splendid little war."

Wednesday:  How did the U.S. get the Panama Canal and Treat Latin America?  Read Ch. 23, L. 4, pages 647-651

1.  Do:  Lesson 4 Quiz

Save as US History Ch 23-4 Your Name and email these answers to Mr. Claus.  2.  Watch the videos titled "The Expanding American Empire" and "How a Rebellion Built the Panama Canal"

Thursday:  America's Rise to Power  Do Ch. 23 Test  (You may use your book)

Save as US History Ch 23-Test Your Name and email these answers to Mr. Claus at randall.claus@flcoe.org

 

Reading (7-9):

Monday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Author's Notes and Ch. 1-3 and Do:  Ch. 1-3 Multiple Choice Questions.  (Type your answers in Word or write them on paper.)  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Tuesday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Ch. 4-9 and Do: Ch. 4-9 Multiple Choice Questions.  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Wednesday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Ch. 10-15 and Do: Ch. 10-15 Multiple Choice Questions.  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Thursday:  Read Island of the Blue Dolphins Ch. 16-21 and Do Ch. 16-21 Multiple Choice Questions.  Also Do: Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19

Friday:  Vocabulary.com Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapters 10-19 DUE

 

Writing (7-9):

Monday:  NoRedInk:  Using Commas

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?

Description:  The town council where you live wants to prohibit residents from owning more than one dog. The council says the rule would cut back on noise and prevent conflicts between neighbors. Think about whether you agree or disagree with this rule. Write an essay that takes a position for or against the rule. Be sure to include details that support your position.  Be sure to include an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs each with a unique reason that supports your position and supporting details, and a summary paragraph.

Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3

Tuesday:  NoRedInk:  Commonly Confused Words 1

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?  Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3

Wednesday:  NoRedInk:  Commonly Confused Words 2

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?

Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3

Thursday:  NoRedInk:  Commonly Confused Words 3

Writing:  Title:  How Many Dogs is too Many?  Type your assignment in Microsoft Word and save as “How Many Dogs is too Many – Your Name”

Due Date:  Friday, April 3  Email to randall.claus@flcoe.org

 

Geography (9th Grade):

Monday:  Afghanistan Research Assignment

Tuesday:  Pakistan Research Assignment

Wednesday:  India Research Assignment

Thursday: Nepal Research Assignment

Friday:  Bhutan Research Assignment

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