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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.I am married to my wife Kelly and we have two boys. My oldest son Blake is a senior in college at Westminster College and my son Mitchell is a freshman at the University of Utah and we go visit them 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. 

  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 AN EDUCATION. NO STUDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO DISTURB OR INHIBIT ANT OTHER STUDENT FROM LEARNING.

 

 

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AGENDA- March 3, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- 
1. Complete Common Assessment on an IPAD. There are 18 questions.
2.DLR GRAMMAR Week 26 Day 2
HOMEWORK-Complete DLR Grammar Day 2 if not finished in class.
PERIOD 2/ 4- Watch CNN10 and complete Activity Sheet
1. As a class discuss Super Tuesday and read the Articles which go with the subject.
2. Complete QOD 15.
HOMEWORK-
1. Work on Political Cartoon Assignment. 

AGENDA March 2, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- 
1.DLR GRAMMAR Week 26 Day 1
2. In the Performance Assessment Workbook annotate three articles
      a. Source #1 "Nike Pledges to End Child Labor And Apply U.S. Rules     Abroad" pages 105-107.Skim- Underline or highlight key ideas, write down key words, reread.
      b. Source #2 " Is Doing the Right Thing Wrong" pages 108-111. Skim- Underline or highlight key ideas, write down key words, reread.
      c. Source #3- " This Company Is Employing Children?" pages 112-114. Skim- Underline or highlight key ideas, write down key words, reread.
HOMEWORK- Complete the annotation from class if not completed. See above for information.
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- Watch CNN10 and complete Activity Sheet
1. Complete map skills for first 1/2 of the 19th century.
2.Complete John C. Calhoun reading comprehension and answer the question at the bottom of the page.
3. Complete Quiz for Topic 4 Lesson 2
4. Turn in Lesson 4 Topic 2 Reading Support and notes.
HOMEWORK-
1. Work on Political Cartoon Assignment. 
 
 
 

AGENDA- February 28th, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5-
1.DLR GRAMMAR Week 25 Quiz on Jupiter Ed(Turn in DLR Grammar 25)
2. "Five Reasons Why Being Kind Makes you Feel Good- According to Science" Answer comprehension questions on Jupiter Ed. 
3.DLR Comprehension Quiz on  "Five Reasons Why Being Kind Makes you Feel Good- According to Science" on Jupiter Ed.  Turn in the annotated worksheet when completed)
4. Last opportunity in class to complete the book report.
HOMEWORK-  Work on your book report due March 2. Must be emailed to me in power point format by the time the bell rings for your Language Arts Period. 
douglas.katona@leusd.k12.ca.us
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- Watch CNN10 and complete Activity Sheet
1. Complete CNN 10 quiz individually on Jupiter Ed. Open Note. Turn in CNN 10 when completed.
2. Complete map skills for first 1/2 of the 19th century.
3. Complete Lesson 2 political Conflict and Economic Crisis pages for Notes and Practice Vocabulary.
4. Complete John C. Calhoun reading comprehension and answer the question at the bottom of the page.
HOMEWORK-
1. Work on Political Cartoon Assignment. 
2. Complete Map Skills if not completed in class
3. Complete Lesson 2 Political Conflict and Economic Crisis NOTES and PRACTICE VOCABULARY IF NOT COMPLETED IN CLASS
4. QUIZ FOR TOPIC 4 LESSON 2 ON MONDAY.

AGENDA- February 27th, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 25 Day 4.  
1.Read and annotate "Five Reasons Why Being Kind Makes you Feel Good- According to Science" Answer comprehension questions on Jupiter Ed. 
1. HOMEWORK-  Work on your book report due March 2.
2. Complete PASSIVE VOICE EDPUZZLE by Friday February 28th. 
3. Study for DLR Grammar Quiz
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- Watch EdPuzzle as a class to review The Nullification Crisis
1.Complete pages 1 and 2 of Topic 4 Lesson 2 Reading Check using pages 259-268 in MY WORLD
2. Complete QOD 13 on Jupiter Ed(Juno Pod)- " Why were westerners against a national bank and what did the banks do that led to the Panic of 1837?"
3. Complete Map on US Expansion in the first half of the 19th century.
4. 11:23- As a class- Watch CNN 10 and complete CNN 10 Activity Sheet.
HOMEWORK- Work on Political Cartoon Assignment. Read pages 259-268 Topic 4 Lesson 2 in My World. Go to CNN website after 5 pm to study for the quiz.

AGENDA- FEBRUARY 26TH, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 25 Day 3. COLLECTIONS- pg 263  " " Persuading Viewers through Ads" Use on line version through CLEVER to watch the videos. "YOUR PHONE CAN WAIT" AND "DISTRACTED DRIVING". COMPLETE ANALYZING THE MEDIA PG. 265, QUESTIONS 1 AND 2, THEN COMPLETE ANALYZING THE MEDIA PG 267 1-3, THEN COMPLETE ANALYZING THE MEDIA PG 268 1-2.
HOMEWORK-  Work on your book report due March 2. Complete PASSIVE VOICE EDPUZZLE by Friday February 28th. COMPLETE ANALYZING THE VIDEO QUESTIONS IF NOT FINISHED IN CLASS.
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- CHECK Take Notes and Vocabulary Pages. Complete QOD 12 ( John Quincy Adams, Speech on Independence Day"  on JupiterEd, and take quiz on Topic 4 Lesson 1 on Jupiter Ed. Watch CNN 10 and complete CNN 10 Activity Sheet.
HOMEWORK- Work on Political Cartoon Assignment. Read pages 259-268 Topic 3 Lesson 2 in My World

AGENDA FEBRUARY 25TH, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 25 Day 2. REVIEW ANALYZING THE TEXT QUESTIONS 1-5 ON PAGE 425. Watch video on "How to Get a Job as a Teenager" https://youtu.be/Ky8QOkGLEqg  and discuss.
HOMEWORK-  Work on your book report due March 2. Complete PASSIVE VOICE EDPUZZLE by Friday February 28th.
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- CHECK Reading Support for Topic 4 Lesson 1 from pages 247-257 in My World. Complete QOD 11 on JupiterEd, Complete ED Puzzle on Andrew Jackson comparison to Donald Trump. Then complete the Take Notes and Vocabulary Pages you received yesterday in class. Watch CNN 10 and complete CNN 10 Activity Sheet.
HOMEWORK- Work on Political Cartoon Assignment. Read pages 247-257 in My World. Quiz on Topic 4 Lesson 1 tomorrow.

AGENDA FEBRUARY 24, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 25 Day 1. IN COLLECTIONS READ PAGES 419-423, " TEENS NEED JOBS, NOT JUST CASH" AND "TEENS AT WORK". ANSWER ANALYZING THE TEXT QUESTIONS 1-5 ON PAGE 425.
HOMEWORK-  Work on your book report due March 2. Directions on my website if you lost them. Complete questions 1-5 if not completed in class. Complete PASSIVE VOICE EDPUZZLE by Friday February 28th.
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- Complete Reading Support for Topic 4 Lesson 1 from pages 247-257 in My World. Complete ED Puzzle on Andrew Jackson. Watch CNN 10 and complete CNN 10 Activity Sheet.
HOMEWORK- Work on Political Cartoon Assignment. Read pages 247-257 in My World.

February 21, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 24 Quiz. Week 6 Comprehension Quiz. Complete yesterdays Jupiter assignment, work on your book report.
HOMEWORK-  Work on your book report due March 2. Directions on my website if you lost them.
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- CNN 10 and extra credit CNN 10 Quiz. Introduce Political Cartoon Assignment.
HOMEWORK- Work on Political Cartoon Assignment 

AGENDA- FEBRUARY 20th, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 24 Day 4. Go over last nights homework. On Jupiter Ed  Read Common Lit- "Role ReversalGrowing Up Too Soon". Answer questions in complete sentences.
HOMEWORK-  DLR QUIZ Tomorrow.
 
PERIOD 2/ 4-  Complete Topic 3 Unit Test on Jupiter. CNN 10 if completed. or work on book report.
HOMEWORK- CNN 10 Quiz available on CNN 10 Website at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

 
 

AGENDA- FEBRUARY 19,2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 24 Day 3. Finish reading  IN CLASS " IS 16 TOO YOUNG TO DRIVE A CAR?" PAGES 247-254.and "FATAL CAR CRASHES DROP for 16- YEAR- OLDs, Rise for Older TEENS" pages 256 ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ON PAGE 255 and ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ON PAGE 258.
HOMEWORK- Book Report DUE MARCH 2, 2020. COMPLETE QUESTIONS IF NOT COMPLETED IN CLASS DUE THURSDAY BEGINNING OF CLASS.
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- Black History Month Presentations. CNN 10. VIDEO ON MONROE DOCTRINE.
The Monroe DoctrineExplained https://youtu.be/8TdpX7gF5GI
President James Monroe https://youtu.be/bSaZ1n123SU
STUDY FOR THE TEST
HOMEWORK- REVIEW STUDY GUIDE AND LOOK OVER NOTES FOR TOPIC 3 TEST ON THURSDAY.

AGENDA FEBUARY 18TH, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 24 Day 1/2. READ IN CLASS " IS 16 TOO YOUNG TO DRIVE A CAR? PAGES 247-254. ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ON PAGE 255
HOMEWORK- Book Report DUE MARCH 2, 2020. COMPLETE QUESTIONS IF NOT COMPLETED IN CLASSS
 
PERIOD 2/ 4- Black History Month Presentations. CNN 10. 
HOMEWORK- REVIEW STUDY GUIDE AND LOOK OVER NOTES FOR TOPIC 3 TEST ON THURSDAY.

AGENDA- FEBRUARY 13, 2020.

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 23 Day FOUR. CORRECT DLR Comprehension Week 9 Day 4. Complete one of the following short response essays. Your response should be 12-15 sentences and share details of your response.
1. Have you planted any "Marigolds" in your life? What are they and why did you plant them?
2. Share a time in your life when did something unkind to another person to make yourself feel better about your own life. Did it make you feel better or did it actually make you more miserable in the end.
3. When do you believe kids become adults? Share evidence in your beliefs and make sure to include details to support your answer. Do you believe people will disagree with your assessment, why or why not.
 
HOMEWORK- Book Report due March 2.
 
PERIOD 2- Assembly
PERIOD 4- Black History Month Presentations. CNN 10. 
HOMEWORK- EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ AVAILABLE ON JUPITER FOR TOPIC 3 LESSON 6. ALL QUIZZES MUST BE COMPLETED BY 9:00PM ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2020.
 

AGENDA FEBRUARY 12, 2020.

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 23 Day Three. Read Pages 235-242
HOMEWORK- On page 244 of Collections please complete 1-5 in Analyzing the Text. Complete Week Nine Day 4 in Comprehension.
 
PERIOD 2- Black History Month Presentations. 
PERIOD 4- Black History Month Presentations. CNN 10. 
HOMEWORK- CNN 10. Complete Topic 3 Lesson 6 Reading Check. Due Thursday
PERIOD 4- Black History Month Presentations. 
HOMEWORK- CNN 10. Complete Topic 3 Lesson 6 Reading Check. Due Thursday.

AGENDA FEBRUARY 11, 2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 23 Day TWO. COPMPRHENSION WEEK 9 DAY 3. Quiz on "Marigolds" TURN in the  the questions on page 226, 1-8, and complete the Vocab assignment on 227.
HOMEWORK- Work on the book report.
 
PERIOD 2- Black History Month Presentations. Topic 3 Lesson 5, Quiz.  CNN 10 Activity Sheet. 
PERIOD 4- Black History Month Presentations. CNN 10. 
HOMEWORK- Complete Topic 3 Lesson 6 Reading Check. Due Thursday

AGENDA- FEBRUARY 10 ,2020

PERIOD 1,3,5- DLR GRAMMAR Week 23 Day One. Complete the questions on page 226, 1-8, and complete the Vocab assignment on 227.
HOMEWORK- Complete vocabulary assignment, Marigolds assignment due Tuesday. Quiz on Marigolds on Tuesday.  Work on the book report.
 
PERIOD 2- Black History Assignment Due/ Begin Presentations. Complete the Reading Check for "The War of 1812", Topic 3 Lesson 5".  CNN 10 Activity Sheet. 
Period 4- Bullying Assembly
 
HOMEWORK- CNN 10 Activity Sheet. Complete Topic 3 Lesson 5 Reading Check. Quiz tomorrow on Topic 3 Lesson 5.