Palms Middle School

English and History

6th Grade Leadership

Room : Bungalow 45

Period Class
1 Honors English 6
2 Honors History 6
3  English 6
4  History 6
5 6th Grade Leadership
6 Conference Period

Contact Mr. Kim

Mr. Kim

Welcome to Mr. Kim's Sixth Grade English, History of Ancient Civilizations, and 6th Grade Leadership !  Email : ysk4725@lausd.net

This is my 20th year as an educator and I am thrilled to be part of our team effort to experience :

  • Various literature and student writing in English.
  • The diverse tapestry of cultures, innovations, and ideas in Ancient Civilizations.
  • Host various events in our Leadership class.

I look forward to working with all of you !

CLICK ON  " CALENDAR " ON THE LEFT COLUMN TO GET ALL HOMEWORK INFORMATION. CLICK ON THE DATE WITH BLUE LETTERINGS. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE PERIOD THE STUDENT HAS MR.KIM FOR ENGLISH OR HISTORY. MORNING GROUP IS PERIOD 1 FOR ENGLISH ( PERIOD 2 FOR HISTORY ); SECOND GROUP IS PERIOD 3 FOR ENGLISH ( PERIOD 4 FOR HISTORY ).

MAKE SURE YOU ALSO CLICK ON INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.   PLEASE SIGN UP FOR MY REMIND HOMEWORK TEXT. SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR INFO.

PLEASE BE AWARE : LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED UNLESS IT IS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE OR DUE TO EXTREME SITUATIONS WHERE PARENTS NOTIFY MR.KIM.

Students who are absent : It is your responsibility to turn in missed work when you return and get the missed assignment.

PLEASE look at the classroom supplies list to see what you will need for this upcoming 2018-2019 year.

( If you are not in my Leadership class, please ignore that section. )

( All course syllabus and class rules and expectations will be posted and hard copy will be handed to students for parents during the first week of school. )

Please visit the section for your class:

English

History of Ancient Civilizations

6th Grade Leadership

 

 

Be sure that you have your classroom supplies.

* MUSIC MONDAYS (5 minutes during English or History ) 

Each Monday, while students are working, I will roll out my Music Mondays program as they either read in English class or do classwork in History. We will alternate the following :

  • Mozart Monday ( classical music; and we've all read the studies related to Mozart on a young scholar's mind. )
  • Meditation Monday ( meditation music; Indian sitar or Ravi Shankar; meditation as a means for students to stay focused. )
  • Monk, Thelonious Monday (jazz or/and jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk.)
  • Mash-Up Monday ( World Music from Mexico to Morocco; etc. )

Basic Reminders :

* No Name Folder

There is a No Name Folder in the back on the bookshelf. Sort through it during this conference or/and Break time or when it is not disrupting instruction. Do not disrupt instruction to resolve No Name issues.

 

No Name assignments will be graded but with a grade reduction as a penalty.

For example, an “ A “ assignment will be reduced to a “B.”

 

* Late Work

I do allow late work with no penalty for students with an excused absence or various family or personal situations with a parent note. Without one, I will still receive late work but with a grade reduction as a penalty.

 

* Absent

When you are absent, my homework is on palmsmiddleschool.org

Go under “Teachers,”  “Kim, Yong.” Obviously, you are on it right now.

Look at the front of my web page, as well as click on “ Calendar “ on the left and see the due dates and email me about the assignment you are missing.

 

The best time to get an explanation on an assignment that you missed is NOT during instructional time but during Break time. Tell me or email me you want to see me so I will stay in class during Break.

You are also responsible for turning in Missed Work.

 

Checklist for success :   -Organized notebook/binder    -Student Planner

-Planning your time wisely      -Make school success your priority

-Tell Mr. Kim right away if you don’t understand an assignment. Don’t say, “ I didn’t get it “ on the day it is due.    -Focus during instruction  -Positive attitude

-Don’t whine about new challenges. Take it on with courage and enthusiasm.

-Pick your friends wisely. Pick friends that want to succeed.

-Remember : “ When life knocks you down, you get back up. “ Believe in yourself.   

-Find a relative or friend to help you study for a test.

Lift Every Voice And Sing performance by Mr. Kim's students on 2/24/2017 at Black History Month Program

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Homework and Classwork ( Click on ALL NOTES if it is an old assignment. )

11/8/18

That includes Vocabulary ( 3 per chapter with definition and how the book uses the word copied ) and Questions and Answers.

24 Vocab Total. ( 3 times 8 Chapters. )

 

Book and Study Guide is Attached in an Earlier Post,

If it is gone, CLICK ON ALL NOTES AND OLD POSTS WILL APPEAR WITH THE NOVEL AND STUDY GUIDE.

12/3 ( Monday ) - Where The Red Fern Grows FINALS True or False Test on the book ( specifically Chapters 9-20 ).

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11/8/18

I would exchange emails with your partner for this assignment unless you choose to work alone. Pick a partner that actually gets work done since this is worth many points.

 

1. Egyptian Gods.

Draw the god or goddess you were assigned and label it with their name and what they are the god or goddess of.

On a sheet of paper, research each god or goddess from the Egyptian Gods handout.

 

2. With your partner, fill out the Egyptian Myth Brainstorm sheet. Each person must turn one in so fill it out together ( in class, over the phone, meet up, or through emails. STRATEGIZE ).

 

3. Now, read carefully. Use the SHARE option on Google Slides with your partner ( if you do not know how to do this, ask one of class Tech Monitors ). Complete this. I will give you plenty of classtime when we return from Thanksgiving Break but you should not wait till the last minute because incomplete work will get major grade penalties.  You can email me for any help during the break.

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11/8/18

Red Fern Test Chapters 1-8 will be all True or False.

If you read the chapters and reviewed the questions and read the study guide, you will succeed.

 

Sorry for the change.

Why ?  Monday-No School. Honor a veteran. Veterans' Day.

Tuesday- Find out Official 15 Week Grade; Review for Official State Assessment on Persuasive Writing-We did this for Hispanic Heritage Month Essays. ( Thesis )

Wednesday- School's Geography Bee during Periods 3 and 4.

Thursday- Review and take Official State Assessment for English ( Persuasive Writing. )

Friday- History of Thanksgiving video. ( Make-Up Day of State Assessment for students absent on Thursday. ) School is out at 12:20.

 

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11/6/18

Vocab. Reminder :

-Write the word you do not know.

-Write how the book uses the word and underline it.

-Write the definition.

 

3 per chapter.

 

 

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11/6/18

25 Places To Visit In Egypt :

 Write the name of the place, what it is, and where in Egypt it is.

 

1. Cairo Museum, the largest collection of mummies and Egyptian artifacts, Cairo.

 

Hieroglyphics :

 

* Write the entire alphabet, your full name, and a sentence with at least 4 words.

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11/6/18

Bring a photo of the veteran.

Print out and fill out the attached form.

Do not submit the actual photo but a copy of it.

The school will display it in the Main Hall.

 

 

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Attachments:
11/2/18

You must copy the questions.

You must also answer the questions in complete sentences.

 

 

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11/2/18

Download to your iBooks on your iPad.

If your iPad is not fixed or you have trouble with technology :

 

1. Ask Mr. Kim or a Tech Monitor to assist you in downloading the book.

 

2. You may do a screen shot of the pages we are reading.

 

3. If the options do not work for you, you may check out a book from Mr. Kim. But you are responsible to return the book in similar condition.

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11/1/18

- Open up the following on your iPad :

KeyNote    Google Slides    Microsoft PowerPoint

 

-Title Slide 1 as " Egypt Vocab Slideshow page 87 

 with your name, date, and period  ( Period 2 or 4 ) 24 Words

 

- Slide 2-25 :

 

*Write the word from page 87.

* Write the definition on to your slide but it must be from page R 54

from your textbook. ( If it's a person, it's on R48 Biography )

* Then, copy how the book uses the word. ( Look at the the page number next to the word to find the word in the book being used. )

* Then Copy and Paste an image from Google or Yahoo related to this word.

( My Period 2 student, Micaiah Ross suggests when you Google the word in Google Images, add the word "Egypt" after it like for the word cataracts, Google " cataracts Egypt " in Google Images.

 

-Slide 26 :

End of Slideshow

 

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Parents: Sign up to Receive My Messages

Parents and students ( with parent's permission ) may sign up to receive text messages about upcoming homework or projects through the REMIND ( remind.com ) program.

Before school starts, I encourage all students and parents sign up.

 

English/Ancient Civ   Text to 81010  the code  @h82hd   

Leadership    Text to 81010  the code  @cg936h

 

You can also email me  at  ysk4725@lausd.net

 

 

 

 

See also the Contact Mr. Kim section at the left.

Parents and students, email me by clicking here.

Mr. Kim at Abu Simbel in Egypt

Photo: My visit to Abu Simbel in Egypt, one of the many countries I have visited.

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Downloads

6th Grade Leadership Parent Letter

Palms Middle School 6th Grade Leadership Class Parent Letter

Mr. Kim Email : ysk4725@lausd.net Conference period : 6

I want to welcome all of you to our Leadership class. I don’t see you as ...more