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    Welcome to Mr. George's Teacher Page 

    7th grade English Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies.

    Feel free to email me with any questions 

    Email me at Jgeorge@emsd63.org

    Thank you for visiting!

     Attention Students and Families: Click here to access your e-learning activities for Monday, June 1 - Thursday, June 4, 2020. If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at jgeorge@emsd63.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to record his/her E-Learning Day Attendance through Powerschool.


    Attention Students and Families: Click here to access your e-learning activities for Monday, May 18 - Thursday, May 21, 2020. If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at jgeorge@emsd63.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



    Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to record his/her E-Learning Day Attendance through Powerschool.


    A Trick Shot Tournament to Raise Funds for Lurie Children's Hospital
    May 11 - 15
    Cast Your Ballot!

    The Gemini Student Council needs your support! Although our District-wide 41st Annual Charity Basketball Game couldn't take place this year, Lurie Hospital - and the children it serves - still need our help. So join us as District 63 staff participate in a virtual "May Madness" trick shot tournament.

    • Watch for these emails each morning all week wtih video clips of D63 staff taking their best shots while staying safe at home.
    • Cast your ballot.
    • Give if you're able to Lurie Children's Hospital.

    Monday, May 11 Ballot
    Voting closes at 6 p.m.

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    Attention Students and Families: Click here to access your e-learning activities for Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15, 2020. If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at jgeorge@emsd63.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Remember, this Friday IS an e-learning day!

    This week in 7th Grade ELA we are continuing our study of historical fiction! Happy Reading!

    This week in 7th Grade Social Studies we are beginning our study of the Roaring 20s!


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    Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to record his/her E-Learning Day Attendance through Powerschool

     


    Attention Students and Families: Click here to access your e-learning activities for Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7, 2020. If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at jgeorge@emsd63.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    This week in 7th Grade ELA we are continuing our study of historical fiction! 

    This week in 7th Grade Social Studies we are beginning our investigation of the effects of WWI on the homefront! 



    Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to record his/her E-Learning Day Attendance through Powerschool 

    Google Meet Times: ELA 12:00-12:20, Social Studies 11:40-12:00 Monday-Thursday

     


     Attention Students and Families: Click here to access your e-learning activities for Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1, 2020. If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at jgeorge@emsd63.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to record his/her E-Learning Day Attendance through Powerschool.

    Google Meet Times: ELA 2:00 P.M, Social Studies 10:20 A.M

     


    E-Learning Day Assignment for April 20 Monday- April 23 Thursday 2020 

    Attention Students and Families: Click here to access your e-learning activities for Monday, April 20 - Thursday, April 23, 2020 . If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at Jgeorge@emsd63.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to record his/her E-Learning Day Attendance through Powerschool.

    Directions For ELA Choice Board: 

    By the end of the day on Friday, complete one red task (including listening to the directions), one yellow task, one green task, one purple task and one blue task. You may complete all 5 tasks at your own pace: all in one day or spread out throughout the week. 

     

    Directions For Social Studies Choice Board:

    Please complete the entry activity and then choose three squares on the tic-tac-toe board. You may choose vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Don't forget to try the extension activity! Please do your best and submit your finished activities on google classroom. If you are unable to submit on google classroom, please email me the activities. 

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    Students: This week you will have some choice in the activities you complete for your e-learning. You will be using a choice board for each of your subjects. Click on this link and it will take you to the choice boards. Please email me if you have any questions about your ELA or Social Studies choice boards. Don't forget to join the google hangouts online!

    ELA Hangout Times: Mon-Friday at 12:20

    Social Studies Hangout Times: Mon-Friday at 10:20

    Directions For ELA Choice Board: (Click here!)

    By the end of the day on Friday, complete one red task (including listening to the directions), one yellow task, one green task, one purple task and one blue task. You may complete all 5 tasks at your own pace: all in one day or spread out throughout the week. 

     

    Directions For Social Studies Choice Board:

    Please complete the entry activity and then choose three squares on the tic-tac-toe board. You may choose vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Don't forget to try the extension activity! Please do your best and submit your finished activities on google classroom. If you are unable to submit on google classroom, please email me the activities. 

    If you have ELA with Mr. George and Ms. Yu or if you have Social Studies with Mr. George, you will find the choice board on Google classroom as well. 

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    Attention Students and Families: Click Here to access your e-learning activities for 04/03/2020. If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at Jgeorge@emsd63.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


    Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to record his/her E-Learning Day Attendance through Powerschool.


    E-Learning Day Assignment for ELA April 6 Monday- April 9 Thursday 2020 

    Monday April 6- Thursday April 9:

    • Read instructions and complete this choice board on Google Slides
      • This is also posted on Google Classroom. 
      • Turn in the COMPLETED choice board on Google Classroom on THURSDAY APRIL 9.

    E-Learning Day Assignment For Social Studies Monday April 6- Thursday April 9

    Monday April 6- Thursday April 9

    • Read instructions and complete the choice board. 
      • Choice board can be accessed on Google classroom. 
      • Watch the choice board video before starting the choice board. 

    E-Learning Day Assignment for ELA 04/01-04/03 2020 

    Wednesday April 1- Thursday April 2- Friday April 3:

    • Access the google document assignment sheet on Google Classroom. Read ALL Directions carefully!
      • Newsela Choice Text Set- Pick 2 out of 5 articles to read.
      • Vlog Check In. Record short 4-5 minute video using your chromebook or any other device. Upload to Google classroom on Friday. 
      • Quickwrite on Writing Wall (Padlet).

    E-Learning Day Assignment For Social Studies 04/3/2020

    Friday April 3: 

    • Immigrants At Ellis Island
      • Document can be accessed on Google classroom.
      • Make sure you watch and rewatch the video then use the provided link to explore Ellis Island. 

     

    E-Learning Day Assignment for ELA 04/01-04/03 2020 

    Wednesday April 1- Thursday April 2- Friday April 3:

    • Access the google document assignment sheet on Google Classroom. Read ALL Directions carefully!
      • Newsela Choice Text Set- Pick 2 out of 5 articles to read.
      • Vlog Check In. Record short 4-5 minute video using your chromebook or any other device. Upload to Google classroom on Friday. 
      • Quickwrite on Writing Wall (Padlet).

    E-Learning Day Assignment For Social Studies 04/2/2020

    Thursday  April 2: 

    • Immigration Analysis Documents
      • Document can be accessed on Google classroom.
      • Don't forget to watch the directions and review video that is also attached on Google classroom. 

    E-Learning Day Assignment For ELA 04/1-04/03 2020

     Wednesday April 1- Thursday April 2- Friday April 3:

    • Access the google document assignment sheet on Google Classroom. Read ALL Directions carefully!
      • Newsela Choice Text Set- Pick 2 out of 5 articles to read.
      • Vlog Check In. Record short 4-5 minute video using your chromebook or any other device. Upload to Google classroom on Friday. 
      • Quickwrite on Writing Wall (Padlet).

    E-Learning Day Assignment For Social Studies 04/01/2020

    Wednesday April 1:

    • Watch the quick video "America's Sources of Immigration".
      • Respond to the five questions that accompany video.
      • Video and questions can be accessed via Google Classroom.
      • Open the google document to view the video. Submit finished assignment on Google classroom. 

    E-Learning Day Assignment For ELA 3/31/2020

    Tuesday March 31:

    • Access the "Character Traits and Conflict" Document available on Google Classroom. Watch the Pixar short film "Lifted" and complete the activity. 
      • Link to the short film is provided within the activity document.
      • Don't forget to submit on Google Classroom.
      • All directions are included with the activity. 
    • Access the Writing Wall padlet available on Google Classroom.  
      • Respond to the cartoon posted under Tuesday March 31 2020 by clicking on "Add comment".
      • DO NOT click on the plus sign at the bottom of the cartoon as it will add an additional column. 

    E-Learning Day Assignment For Social Studies 3/31/2020

    Tuesday March 31:

    • Access the "Immigration Assignment" through BrainPop. Go to Brainpop through your Class Links to log in to BrainPop. Click on Dashboard.
      • Watch the video on immigration.
      • Read the related reading titled "Sickness and Health"
      • Complete the "Immigration survey" worksheet. 

     

     E-Learning Day Assignment For ELA 3/30/2020

     

    Monday March 30:

    • Read your Independent Reading book/Any book you have access to for 30 minutes. Complete the Independent Reading - Text Summary 
      • This can be found on Google Classroom. 
      • Turn in completed document on Google Classroom. 
      • Don't have something to read at home? Gemini Library Services
    • Quill.org 
      • Finish 2 activities -- Must get a score of "yellow" or "green", Feel free to try the activity again! 
      • Screenshot the activities you finished & Turn this in on Google Classroom. 
    • If you have not done this already = Complete the assignments from Wednesday March 18 & Thursday March 19
      • Assignment Details below & on Google Classroom
      • TURN IN on Google Classroom 

                                            

    E-Learning Day Assignment  For Social Studies Classes 3/30/2020: 

     

    Monday March 30: 

    • Complete the "eLearning Living Through History Written Journals". Don't forget to submit on Google Classroom. You can preview the document below as well. 

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    Wednesday March 18:

    • Complete the presentation we started last Friday with your research group "Recognizing Arguments in our Research Topics" - (this should be in your Google Drive - ELA folder) 
      •  Everyone in the group should be participating and assisting in the completion of this presentation. 
    • Complete and turn in "Reflection: Recognizing Arguments in our Research Topics" 
      • This can be found on Google Classroom.
      • Turn in this completed document on Google Classroom.
    • Infographics
      • Turn in ALL infographics on Google Classroom

    Thursday March 19: 

    • Back to your research topics -- Find A NEW SOURCE (article/video/infographic/etc.) that is NOT LISTED on the list of sources we gave you in class.  
      • Take notes on this source using the same "Research Notes template" we've been using in class. 
      • Turn in your completed notes on Google Classroom.

    E-Learning Day Assignment  For Social Studies Classes 3/18-3/19: 

    1. Students can acess the DBQ Online documents they have started in class. Students are to complete the essay builder portion of the assignment once the four documents are completed. Instructions for this can be found on google classroom as well. DBQ online is an app students access through QuickLinks on their chromebooks. Please email me if you have any questions about this.  
    2.  Complete the vlog assignment. Assignment sheet can be accessed via google classroom. 

    If you need breakfast/and or lunch, stop by Gemini today from 8am-12pm and pick up three days worth of meals for anyone in your house 18 years of age or younger. Access further information here: Meals Available For Pickup

     

     

    Here is how you can record student attendance for each E-Learning day:

    E-Learning Day Info and Resources