Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hello all,

We have been introduced to some of the ideas of Locke, Hobbes, and the Enlightenment. We are now going to examine specific examples of Thomas Jefferson using ideas borrowed from Enlightenment authors to write the Declaration of Independence. Here is our copy of the Declaration:

We will skim through it together. We need to work on our ability to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words by using context clues. We will then look at four short articles. While we read, we will look for similarities between the ideas and language in these articles and those in the Declaration of Independence. While we do this, we will write down what we find in this chart (the DoI has space to make notations as well):

Here are the four articles we will be comparing to the Declaration of Independence:

This will probably take us the next few class periods to complete, but if you miss class, don’t fall behind! Start reading the Declaration and check out the articles. You don’t want to have to read it all in one day!

Cadets completed the cartoons to advocate for physical activity.

Today, cadets determined what print advertisers were using to convince people to purchase their products. Tomorrow, they will present those findings to the class.

Notes from today.

Here is the rubric for the upcoming project. Be sure to read ALL of the rubric. Your questions may be asked in class on Friday.

Here is what we will be working on tomorrow.

Here is the information we went over the past two days about Identity Theft. The link to the video we watched is here as well.

Students were to complete a spelling tic-tac-toe and a vocabulary packet in class. If they did not get it done, it becomes homework.

Tests/Quizes tomorrow – spelling, vocabulary, Social Studies, Reading quiz, and Cause and Effect quiz.


WHAT: Food/Money Drive for the APA Jet Pack program. The program supplies food to eligible cadets on Fridays throughout the school year. (All money will go directly toward purchasing food at bulk rates.) In exchange for donated food items and money donations, cadets will receive community service hours.

5 food items/$5 donation = 1 hour 20 items/$20 donation = 4 hours
BONUS: The class from each building that collects the most items/money will EARN A PIZZA PARTY!!! (Elem: Classroom; MS/HS = Homeroom) $1 = 1 item THE CLASS GOAL IS 100 ITEMS/$100.

 Peanut Butter
 Jelly
 Macaroni and Cheese
 Spaghettios
 Ravioli
 Canned Fruits and Veggies
 Oatmeal
 Cereal Bars
 Shelf Stable Milk
 Cereal (smaller boxes preferred)

WHEN: August 26th – September 6th Bring your donations to your buildings’ designated donation area each am. Cadet leaders will be assisting with the collecting and verifying of community service hours at those locations each morning. MS (6-8) and HS cadets will need to submit their hours to Captain Jessica Hornocker for verification ( by using X2Vol. K-5 Cadets’ hours will be reported to their classroom teachers for credit.

REMEMBER: Elementary and 5th grade cadets are required to have 2 hours of community service each grading period (12 hours total). MS (6-8) and HS cadets are required to have 4 hours of community service each grading period (24 hours total


Indiana History

  • Two Party System – Pros and Cons
  • What does each party stand for?

Ethnic Studies

  • Create Paper Assignment
  • Identity and Culture – What issues exist? Where/how did it start? How do we address it? Lasting Impacts?


Assignment: Handout 6-5 SP-2 (1-25) odd.

In class: Quiz on 6-5 (1-6) all.

Assignment: Handout Problem Solving with Systems (1-10) all.

In class: Notes on problem Solving with Systems of Linear Equations.

Assignment: Handout Unit 1 Vocabulary (1-15) all.

In class: Take Unit 1 Test (1-20) all.