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            I would like to introduce myself, my name is Doug Katona, and I have the privilege of spending the eighth grade school year with your children. My educational background is a BA in History and a Master’s Degree in Education. This is my fourth year here at CLMS and I have worked in several grade levels in the past, but I do prefer the middle school students and curriculum.  My goal is to provide a challenging curriculum that includes higher-level thinking and real world application while delivering it in a fun-filled way. My objectives for the school year are to prepare your students for high school, as well as address the common core standards in line with the expectations of the state of California in both Language Arts and Social Studies. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my wife Kelly and my son Mitchell who is a senior at Vista Murrieta High School. My oldest son Blake is a junior in college at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and we go visit him as much as we can.

 

 

Classroom Expectations for Mr. Katona’s

8th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies

  1. Students are expected to enter the class calmly, on time, and in their assigned seats and ready to work each day. CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION IS A MUST!

  2. All homework assignment are due at the start of the period and to be placed into the correct bin. Home work from the previous night being completed in class will receive 50% credit. If you are absent it is your responsibility to make up any missed homework or classwork. You will be given one additional day for each day absent up to three days.

  3. All hats and hoodies will be removed prior to entering the class and placed back on one you leave the class. School Rule no exceptions.

  4. Restroom breaks are before class, during the passing period, and lunch. Any discretion of this rule is determined by the teacher.

  5. BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPECTFUL:
    Respect school rules, respect classroom rules, respect school materials, respect other and most of all respect yourself by making good choices.

  6. During classroom instruction please be seated in your assigned seat and working at the task at hand. Raise your hand when you are prepared to share something positive.

  7. Proper language is the expectation for the classroom. Rude or poor language is prohibited while on school grounds.

  8. NO GUM, NO FOOD, NO DRINKS OTHER THAN WATER MAY BE CONSUMED IN THE CLASSROOM. ALL GUM, FOOD OR DRINKS ARE EXPECTED TO BE THROWN AWAY PRIOR TO ENTERING THE CLASS.

  9. NO CELL PHONES IN THE CLASSROOM. CELL PHONES MUST BE PLACED IN BACKPACKS, CARRYBAGS, OR POCKETS PRIOR TO ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. ALL PHONES MUST BE OFF OR IN SILENT MODE WHILE IN CLASS. Cell phones on occasion may be used in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher for specific assignment usage. During those times there are absolutely no phone call, no texting, and no photos taken of any kind. PHONES SEEN IN THE CLASSROOM WILL BE CONFISCATED BY THE TEACHER.

  10. The classroom phone is for use by the teacher only. Students will not use the classroom phone unless instructed by the teacher.

  11. THE CLASSROOM IS A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE EDUCATED. NO STUDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO DISTURB OR INHIBIT ANT OTHER STUDENT FROM LEARNING.

 

 

Classes

Recent Posts

01-17-2019
Language Arts- DLR Grammar 18, Day 4. DLR Comp Week 8 Day 3. Journal Entry #2. Begin reading Diary of Anne Frank.
 
Homework- There are two ed puzzle assignments due by Friday. Study for DLR Quiz on Friday.
  
Social Studies- QOD #2. Read pages 176-182. Complete notes on page 76 on The Economy and Foreign Affairs. Complete Vocabulary on Assignment on page 77.Complete Map Skills Assignment on Page 67.
 
Homework- There are two ed puzzle assignments due by Friday. Complete any of the workbook pages not completed in class.
 
EdPuzzle Period 1 and 2
Period 1 and 2 class code- sazifwo
EdPuzzle Period 4-5
Period 4-5 class code- sakecte
EdPuzzle Period 6
Period 6 class code- ovecoup

01-16-2019
Language Arts- DLR Grammar 18, Day 3. Literary Journal #1   Introduce Anne Frank complete video. Begin reading Diary of Anne Frank. 
If time allows.
Homework- There are two ed puzzle assignments due by Friday
  
Social Studies-  Question of the Day #1. Lesson 1- Video, start up activity, Take notes and practice vocabulary. Read Lesson 1- Washington's Presidency.
 
Homework- There are two ed puzzle assignments due by Friday
EdPuzzle Period 1 and 2
Period 1 and 2 class code- sazifwo
EdPuzzle Period 4-5
Period 4-5 class code- sakecte
EdPuzzle Period 6
Period 6 class code- ovecoup

01-15-2019
Language Arts- DLR Grammar 18, Day 1 and 2. DLR Comp Week 8 Day 2. Introduce Anne Frank.
 
Homework- There are two ed puzzle assignments due by Friday
  
Social Studies- My World Introduction- Lesson 1- Video, start up activity, Take notes and practice vocabulary. Read Lesson 1- Washington's Presidency.
 
Homework- There are two ed puzzle assignments due by Friday
 
EdPuzzle Period 1 and 2
Period 1 and 2 class code- sazifwo
EdPuzzle Period 4-5
Period 4-5 class code- sakecte
EdPuzzle Period 6
Period 6 class code- ovecoup

12-20-2018
Language Arts 1 AND 4- HORROR ESSAYS ARE DUE TODAY...IF YOU DID NOT TURN ONE IN YOU HAVE UNTIL 11:59 PM TO EMAIL TO ME TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT. ONE DAY LATE 50%, 2 DAYS ZERO CREDIT.
Holiday Persuasive Essay. IF YOU COMPLETED THE FINAL ESSAY ON HORROR YOU WILL RECEIVE EXTRA CREDIT POINTS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT WORTH 40 POINTS. IF YOU DID NOT COMPLETE THE HORROR ESSAY THIS IS A REGULAR 40 POINT ASSIGNMENTS. INCOMPLETE WORK IS  WORTH ZERO POINTS AND WILL LOWER YOUR GRADE. DUE END OF THE PERIOD TOMORROW.
Social Studies- National Treasure 2- The Book of Secrets.
Period 4 and 5 National Treasure 1

12-19-2018
Language Arts 1 AND 4- HORROR ESSAYS ARE DUE TODAY...IF YOU DID NOT TURN ONE IN YOU HAVE UNTIL 11:59 PM TO EMAIL TO ME TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT. ONE DAY LATE 50%, 2 DAYS ZERO CREDIT.
Holiday Persuasive Essay. IF YOU COMPLETED THE FINAL ESSAY ON HORROR YOU WILL RECEIVE EXTRA CREDIT POINTS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT WORTH 40 POINTS. IF YOU DID NOT COMPLETE THE HORROR ESSAY THIS IS A REGULAR 40 POINT ASSIGNMENTS. INCOMPLETE WORK IS  WORTH ZERO POINTS AND WILL LOWER YOUR GRADE. DUE END OF THE PERIOD TOMORROW.
 
Homework- NONE
  
Social Studies 6- Bill of Rights.
 
Homework- None

12-18-2018
Language Arts 1 AND 4- Language Arts CAASP Common Assessment.
 
Homework- TYPE ESSAY IF NOT COMPLETED due tomorrow!
  
Social Studies 6- Bill of Rights.
 
Homework- None

12-17-2018
Language Arts 1/2 AND 4/5- Type Final Copy of the " Horror Essay" Due on Wednesday December 19th. Today will be the only we will be typing in class. 5% extra credit if you bring a typed printed copy at the beginning of the period on Wednesday. You may submit by email up to 11:59 pm without a loss of points. THIS IS WORTH 100 POINTS...DO IT!
MAKE UP SOCIAL STUDIES TEST IF ABSENT ON FRIDAY.
 
Homework- TYPE ESSAY IF NOT COMPLETED
  
Social Studies 6- Bill of Rights. MAKE UP SOCIAL STUDIES TEST IF ABSENT ON FRIDAY
 
Homework- None

12-14-2018
Language Arts- Peer editing exercise for rough draft of the essay. Explain parameters of typing final copy.
 
Homework- Complete rough draft if not finished and begin typing final copy. FINAL DRAFT DUE ON WEDNESDAY.
  
Social Studies- Chapter 5 Test
 
Homework- None

12-13-2018
Language Arts- DLR Grammar Week 16 Day 4. Finish Rough Draft by tomorrow for peer editing exercise.
 
Homework- Study for DLR Grammar Quiz 16.
  
Social Studies-Review for Chapter 5 Test.
 
Homework- Read Chapter 5.

12-12-2018
Language Arts- DLR Grammar Week 16 Day 2 and 3.Rough Draft due by Friday. 
 
Homework- None
  
Social Studies- On page 213 complete questions 10-17. Questions 2-9 should have been completed on Monday. All questions due today written in Complete Sentences. IF work is completed and turned in you may complete extra credit quiz for Lesson 5-3 and complete at home. DUE TOMORROW!!!!
 
Homework- Reread Chapter 5 for test on Thursday and complete EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ.

12-10-2018
Language Arts- DLR Grammar Week 16 Day 1. Turn in your Book Report. Work on your rough draft for Argumentative Essay. Due Wednesday
Homework- Be prepared to have rough draft completed by Friday.
  
Social Studies- On page 213- Short Answer- 2-17, for test Review. Complete through question 10. 11-17 will be completed on Wednesday
 
Homework- Read Chapter 5 over again. TEST on Thursday.

12-7-2018
Language Arts- DLR Grammar Week 15 Quiz. Work on graphic organizer for your Is it ok Tell Scary Stories Essay or your book report. If both are complete you may begin to write your rough draft or silently read.
Homework- Book Report due on Monday December 10th. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED!
  
Social Studies- Complete the Guided Reading Chapter 5 Lesson 3  due at the end of the periodIf time allows complete 148 in Inquiry Journal.
 
Homework- Reread Chapter 5 for test next week.

12-6-2018
Language Arts- DLR Grammar Week 15 Day 4. Reading Comprehension Week 6 Day 3 Complete Graphic Organizer for Is it Ok to Tell Scary Stories essay.
Homework- Study for DLR Quiz on Week 15- Work on Book Report due Dec. 10, 2018.
  
Social Studies- Quiz Chapter 5 lesson 2. As a class read chapter 5 lesson 3 and complete pages 148-149 in Inquiry Journal. 
 
Homework- None