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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 21st 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
Homework and Classwork ( Click on ALL NOTES if it is an old assignment. )

Bring ALL textbooks tomorrow, Thursday, 5/30. Mr. Kim's Period 2 class will walk with him to drop off book. Period 3 will go with Ms. Clark.

05/29/19

ALL WORK DUE FRIDAY MAY 31. NO EXCEPTIONS.

05/29/19

- Your Greek God or Goddess creation.

- Song Analysis (of your favorite song).

 

Song Analysis Questions based on the song you picked :

 

A. What does the song mean to you ?

B. What is the mood or tone of this song or poem ?

C. What line or lines mean the most to you in the song ? Why ?

D. If you were to ask the songwriter a question about this song, what would it be ?

E. If you can add 3 extra lines at the end, what would it be ?

 

- Personal Career Timeline

- Outsiders Mural Photo or Outsiders iMovie.


Greek Gods and Alphabets due Thursday 5/23

05/20/19

Bring your favorite song lyrics for an analyis- Wed. 5/22

05/20/19

Outsiders Extra Credit iMovie and Photo due 5/31

05/20/19

Photo- Go to Floyd's Barbershop

13601 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks.

Get a photo of yourself in front of the Outsiders mural.

Have a sign what the meaning of " Stay Gold " means to you.

 

iMovie-

Make a one-minute trailer of the movie using live actors or puppets or animation.

Or re-enact a scene : Cherry and Ponyboy discussing the sunset;

Johnny and Ponyboy at Windrixville; Randy and Ponyboy discussing what happened to Bob; or pick a scene but you must get approval from Mr. Kim first.


The Outsiders Final Story Chapter 11/12 Questions due tomorrow 5/21

05/20/19

Common Core Testing Prep in English starts Monday. Testing starts 5/13.

05/01/19

Chapter 10 Quiz On Friday; Monday : Chapter 9 Handout; Finish book by next week Thursday

05/01/19

Mon. 4/29 : The Outsiders Chapter 7 Handout Tuesday 4/ 30 : The Outsiders Chapter 9 Quiz Wednesday 5/1 : Chapter 8 Q and A; Chinese Zodiac

04/26/19

Junior Leadership Letter to Our Senators

04/26/19

 

Kamala Harris

11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 1250 W

Los Angeles, CA 90064

 

Dianne Feinstein

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025   ( Place in the top middle )

 

Re : Environmental Issues

Dear Senator____________,

(Introduce yourself. Talk about your concerns from The Earth Days documentary. Also, discuss new environmental issues you are concerned with. End with asking what the senator will do to address these concerns. )

 

 Sincerely,

 

( Print your name .)

Palms Middle School

10860 Woodbine Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90034


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.

Click to see more of Mr. Kim's Photos.

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 just one of my students but as a 6th Grade Representative of Palms Middle School. You will represent the best of Palms Middle School. You should know this and hold this as something to live up to everyday you are at our school.

 

Here is the course outline of what we will be doing when we are not planning or participating in school events :

 

Monday : Meditation Monday. Socratic Seminar of a Famous Role Model. ( After deep breathing and meditation exercises, students in a Socratic Seminar session will research someone they admire and conduct a role playing interview session. )

 

Tuesday : Broadcast Tuesday ( Students will present the Socratic Seminar Interview as News Hosts. )
 

Wednesday : Wild Wednesday. ( It will either be Game Day of Chess or Comedy Improv or Sketch Comedy Day Or Classic Movie Day-Charlie Chaplin. )

 

Thursday : Broadcast Thursday. ( Students will present Hero Or Heroine Of The Week as News Hosts. )

 

Friday : Volunteer Friday. ( Some students will implement school’s Recycling Program. Other students will assist other teachers, administration, librarian, Special Ed students, etc. in various tasks. Some will host Mr. Kim’s Japanese Anime/KPop Club during lunch. )

 

All of this schedule will depend on various events that we will be hosting such as : 

Geography Bee   Book Fair   Dia de los Muertos Assembly

Winter Dance   Pi Day    Black History Month Assembly   

Chinese New Year   SCRIPPS Spelling Bee   Elementary School Tours  

6th Grade Farewell Picnic    Various Fundraisers

 

Culminating trip : Catalina Sailing Trip for those that qualify. More info throughout the year.

 

Necessary supplies :  Composition Book or One Subject Notebook

pencil   pens   access to printer   art supplies such as paint and brush

markers  

 

RECOMMENDED : All parents and guardians along with their child should sign up for my REMIND ( remind.com ) text homework reminder. You will also get text reminders about important school activities. ( Parents must sign up both for parent and student’s cellphones. ) Also, please check my teacher page at palmsmiddleschool.org.

Leadership      Text to 81010  the code  @cg936h 

Since you are a representative of our school, we expect you to keep up with your grades and be an outstanding, respectful student.

Grades will be based on participation, cooperation, team spirit, and completion of various tasks including the assignments listed above.

 

  •    PLEASE KEEP THIS LETTER FOR REFERENCE. STUDENTS WILL WRITE ME A NOTE STATING THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED THIS INFORMATION. MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION AND SIGN IT. Let’s work together.    DUE DATE :