Aug 27 2018

All Students and Parents!

This post is to inform you that I will no longer be posting on my blog. All information for your students classes will be available through their Google Classroom page. These are accessed using your students’ log-ins. Their usernames are the first part of their student email. For example, if I were a student, my email would be besimmons1@wsdstudent.net; therefore my username would be besimmons1. Their passwords are their student ID numbers also called 9000 numbers. Some of these might have been changed, so check with your individual students.

As student email accounts are through Google (essentially gmail accounts), if you have them log in to their email, open a new window and type in “classroom.google.com” and their Google classrooms will show up.

Any problems or questions please email me besimmons1@wsd.net

Thanks.


May 1 2018

8th Grade English: And Then There Were None Quiz 5

ATTWN Quiz 5


Apr 20 2018

8th Grade English: And Then There Were None Quiz 4

ATTWN Quiz 4


Apr 12 2018

7th Grade English: Goodnight, Mr. Tom Quiz 5

GMT Quiz 5


Apr 12 2018

8th Grade English: And Then There Were None Quiz 3

ATTWN Quiz 3


Mar 21 2018

7th Grade English: Goodnight, Mr. Tom Quiz 4

GMT Quiz 4


Mar 21 2018

8th Grade English: And Then There Were None Quiz 2

ATTWN Quiz 2


Mar 12 2018

8th Grade English: And Then There Were None Quiz 1

ATTWN Quiz 1

A reminder to students and parents that all quizzes must be taken in Mr. Simmons’s class. If a student misses a quiz day, they can make it up before school, after school or during Knights in the Round (Advisory) time.

 


Mar 7 2018

7th Grade English: Goodnight, Mr. Tom Quiz 3

GMT Quiz 3


Mar 2 2018

8th Grade English: And Then There Were None

We are beginning our reading of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. This is a murder mystery novel set in pre-WWII England. The fun part of this project is that the students get to become detectives. As we read in the book in class, they will be taking notes on the characters and events of the story to figure out “who done it?”. The students are graded in three parts for this project. First is reading participation. As we did with Kon Tiki, the students are to read a page each, in turn, so that all participate and earn points toward this grade. I do understand the timidness of some students, but I feel they need to be encouraged to overcome fears and anxieties. Most do well in this area and I am willing to work with those who do not. Second are the notes. Students’ notes on the characters and their periodic hypotheses on “who done it?” will be graded at the end of the project. Third are the comprehension quizzes. These are done in the same manner as other quizzes in my class, via PowerPoint and in class. All retakes must be done in class. Students MAY NOT work on quizzes at home. The quizzes for this book will also include vocabulary.

This is a fun read and provides students the opportunity to develop and use problem-solving deduction as well as logical inquiry. The books delves into the psychology of human nature and presents some interesting points on morality, crime and punishment. It is one that my students enjoy every year.

And Then There Were None Character Notes

ATTWN cover 2