Activity Updates

This is all from what was posted on Google Classroom so parents can stay up to date too. Assignments are voluntary, they will not be part of the gradebook nor count for any extra credit. For 6th and 8th Grade ELA classes: Hello all, welcome to another week at home! I’d like students to continue…

Late Work/Re-submissions Deadline Approaches

The final date for all Quarter 1 late work and re-submission is MONDAY, OCT. 14th at MIDNIGHT. There will be no exceptions. The quarter officially ends on Oct. 21, but I’ll need time to completely go through all of the quarter’s assignments to check and score them. Beginning this week, Oct. 7th, all further assigned…

Week Two! @hercules_middle

It’s been an amazing week, and I can feel it all coming together. Students are getting into their routines, kids know where classes are and they’re getting to know their teachers. I’ve got almost everyone’s name down and I’m overjoyed at all the smiling faces (and the sleepy ones). A quick round-up of what’s happened…

Syllabi Galore #ELA and #FILM and #Multimedia

They’re done, they’re complete! The syllabus for ELA 6th and 8th grade is ready for viewing, students will go over it with me in the class on Thursday, 8/22. You can find it online here. Just scroll down to where is says, “Syllabus.” The syllabus for Film and Multimedia, year 1 and 2, is also…

#Donate Your Stuff #RPG #Film

Alright! I’m jumping into my end-of-year donation drive early for 2019. I’m taking stuff, stuff, and more stuff if you’re looking to get rid of a few things around the house (money is great too). There are two different things I’m taking donations for – let me explain. World of Dragons This is a Roll…

Big #Assignment! Watch a movie

Your big assignment for the Winter Break is to……. WATCH A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You need to choose a movie from this list and comment on this post with the following information: Title of the movie watched Overall impression of the movie’s cinematography A brief description of one scene – describe how the camera shot/angle contributed to…

HMS Club Documentaries

There are so many amazing clubs on campus, students are doing some wonderful things. Please pick a club to do a documentary on. Speak with the adviser of that club to ensure they’d like to have a video created about their work. The guidelines for the video are as follow: Minimum of 3 minutes from…

PSA Contest! #TUPE @COCOTUPE

The Contra Costa Office of Education is offering $$$$$ for the winners of their PSA contest. YES, you could win $$$ and feel amazing about yourself by creating and filming your own Public Service Announcement for the Tobacco Use Prevention Education program. For rules and guidelines, use the link above. HOW TO SUBMIT: 1. Upload your…

Doubled Donations When You Help My Students Today! @DonorsChoose

I want to make sure my students have what they need to succeed, so I’ve created a classroom project request through DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity. Today only, any donations to my classroom project will be matched! Donations of any size will help my kids. Your gift will brighten my students’ school year, and you’ll get heartfelt…

Thank You @KQED

Yesterday, May 16, my students and I had the pleasure of touring KQED in San Francisco. It was great to see the production studio, the control room, the radio broadcasting studios, and so much more. I think my students found it very interesting and it gave them some direction for their hopes in the film…