My name is Louis Muriente. Some of the returning students may already know me from the assistance I did with the school last year. I take it as a privilege to return to M.S.890 this school year as one of your child's teachers. I will be working with students this year for Blended Learning, offering academic support services in ELA, and with those that are in seventh grade Film Production Spark. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at LMuriente@ms890.org
For Blended Learning, students will use technology to support the skills they are learning in their core content classes. Throughout the year students will use online educational tools such as Achieve 3000 and Mathletics. These websites differentiate instruction and allow students to learn at their own pace supporting the skills being used in their content classrooms.
Classwork: 1/16/19-1/18/19 1) Log on to Achieve to choose an article. Today you will select one of the articles discussing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King: “Carrying on the Message”, “The Dream Lives On”, or “Found. New Words from Dr. King Complete activities trying to reach a score of over 75%
2) Log on to the day's Googleform Daily Check-in using the link below for YOUR Class; Log on to the day's Googleform Daily Check-in using the link below for YOUR Class:
Homework: Note: Please make sure you have put your name and class on each assignment to receive credit.
Marking Period #2 HW#1: (601, 603, 602) Due week ending 12/21 Students will complete their online organizers for their Website Evaluation Project. If you find need a new copy please find one here 6thgradeonlineevaluationorganizer.docx
HW#1: (701, 704) Due 12/21 1 Log onto your Achieve3000 account 2) Read the article “Walmart Not Welcome in India” 3) Answer the Thought Question using the RACE protocol. You will cite textual evidence to explain your response. (Please write this on a sheet of looseleaf to be collected)
HW#2: (701, 702, 704) Due 12/21 On a sheet of loose leaf, read the article “No Place to Call Home” from Achieve 3000. Answer this question using RACCE. Should Thailand let refugees into their country?
To start the year in Film Spark, we will have a short unit about Film history. To become better filmmakers, we have to understand the advancements that came before us. After learning about the history of Film, students will complete a project where they create a poster about their favorite films persuading their audience as to why they should watch that particular film. The website will provided further details as we move into each project but we will also perform these activities during the year:
-Visitors who are currently working in the production industry -Trips to Production companies -Student-made films as we learn the equipment
I look forward to the year in Spark and the incredible stories that these students will make. I look forward to also having possible film screenings where students get to show their work to their classmates, and hopefully the parents as well.
A Brief History of Film -Students learned about the major advancements in the film industry and the rise of Hollywood as a major film production city.
These services will take place in both a push-in and pull-out setting. I will work closely with your child's core subject teachers to ensure they are not penalized for any work they may miss when they are pulled out of the classroom.